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Abbott Albert Abbott Cape Breton Post 11/5/2008 Albert Abbott 84, Sydney - Albert Fraser Abbott of Taylor Street, Sydney, passed away Monday Nov. 3, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Bonavista, N.L., he was the son of the late Andrew and Isabella (Keel) Abbott. Albert was a former elder of Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier, and a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Sydney. In 1984, he retired from Sydney Steel where he worked in the No. 3 boiler house. Surviving are his wife, Blanche (Etsell); daughter, April (Bob) Moore, Port Hastings; sister, Dorothy Russell, Bonavista; and grandchildren, Kyle and Jordan. Albert was predeceased by his brothers, Ray, Sidney and John. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church, Friday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 11/3/2008 Born in Bonavista, N.L.

Admond Ernest Louis Admond Cape Breton Post 5/26/2008 Ernest Louis Admond 78, Greenwood - Ernest Louis Admond, 78, of Greenwood, N.S., passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., he was a son of the late Alex and Lucy (Detchevery) Admond. Ernest was in the Medical Corps in the Canadian Army for 25 years, stationed in Quebec, Germany, Shilo, Gagetown and retired from the base in Sydney in 1979. His favourite pastime at each base was hunting and fishing, and he was an avid curler. He spent his earlier retirement years working for fun and retired from the Commissionaire Corps in 1993. After his wife passed away he began to winter in the Annapolis Valley and finally moved there permanently in 1998 to live with his daughter and her family. Ernest is survived by daughters, Gail (Merville) Mitchell, Fredericton, Donna (Terry) Peters, Greenwood; son, Tracy Admond, Fredericton; sisters, Madeline Achorn, Glace Bay, Jeanette MacKenzie, Dartmouth; brothers, Bernard 'Bunny' (Cecilia) Edmond, Glace Bay, Edward (Norma) Edmond, Powassan, Ont.; grandchildren, Patience, Stephanie, Michelle, Shane, Matthew and great-granddaughter, Aurora. He was predeceased by his wife the former Aurora Boudreau, sisters, Mary Farrell, Adele Admond, brothers, Alex, Leo, Raymond, Francis and Norman. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., 902-825-3448. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in the Mary Queen Cemetery, MacLeod's Siding, Campbellton, N.B. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com. 5/24/2008 Born in Glace Bay, N.S.

Adshade Dorothy Adshade Cape Breton Post 5/13/2008 Dorothy Adshade Glace Bay/Toronto 1928-2008 - It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dorothy Adshade on May 6, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ont., with her friend, Kay Phillips at her side. Dorothy spent her working career with Crystal Myers in Toronto. Upon retirement she and Kay rotated between Ontario and Florida. In recent years they resided in Windsor then Cambridge. Dorothy was an avid sports fan. She wouldn't miss a game of her beloved Blue Jays or Maple Leafs. She enjoyed collecting sets of figurines and team memorabilia. Dorothy took great pride in her property and all the feathered or four-legged critters that were lucky enough to stumble upon daily treats. Dorothy is survived by her lifetime friend and companion, Kathleen Phillips, Bill (Marg) Adshade and many nieces and nephews. Formerly of Morien Hill, Glace Bay, Dorothy was the daughter of Vernard and Annie Mae (MacDonald) Adshade. Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by six brothers, John, Sid, Vernard, J.B. (Kid), Ralston, Fred, and four sisters, Annie, Ida, Viola (William/O'Pray) and Alice (Tutty). Following her instructions there was no visitation. Cremation and burial has taken place in Ontario. Miss Me - But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey that we all may take, And each must go alone, It's all part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home, When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, Miss me but let me go. 5/6/2008


Adshade Helen Adshade Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Helen Adshade 85, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Helen Adshade, 85, of Glace Bay, Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Esther (Nash) Cameron. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was an avid gardener, loved to cook and bake, and her house was always open for family and friends for a good cup of tea. Helen is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon (Jo); one granddaughter, Joanne, both of Albert Bridge; a special nephew, Gerald Porier; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, Sid in 1995, a son, Art in 1993, brothers, Archie, Herb, William (Wimp), Gordon, Burton, Arthur, Sam and a sister, Margaret Porier. Visitation for the late Helen Adshade will be held Sunday, March 9, in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Nancy Whitney officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 3/6/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Allen Bruce Allen Cape Breton Post 5/29/2008 Bruce Allen 62, Albert Bridge - It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Bruce Allen, which occurred Tuesday May 27, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in South Bar, he was the son of the late Wilson and Emma (Campbell) Allen. He was an antique gun smith and a pewtersmith. He was employed at the Fortress of Louisbourg for many years. Bruce was the founding member of the Fortress of Louisbourg volunteer militia, spending many hours volunteering with the fortress as well as enjoying fishing and being outdoors. Bruce is survived his loving wife, Margaret (Pentecost) Allen; two sons, Troy (Martha), St. Peter's, Kyle (Amber), Westmount; the apple of his eye, his special grandson, Caelin; sister, Iris; brother, Donnie. Visitation will take place Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Albert Bridge, with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/27/2008 Born in South Bar

Allen Johnnie Allen Cape Breton Post 6/16/2008 Johnnie Allen 66, Gardiner Mines/Ontario/Howie Center - John journeyed into a peaceful rest after a strong-willed battle with cancer at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Friday, June 13, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Stella (Clements) Allen; daughter, Linda (Ben) Burnett, Sydney; son, John Wesley (Krista) Allen, Kingston, Ont.; brother, Archie (Christena) Allen, Steeles Hill; grandchildren, Dylan and Katie Sims and Matthew Allen, all in Ontario. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl (Joyce) Mollons, Sydney, Lionel and Florence Sharpe, Howie Center, Mike and Phemie Clements, Belle Cote, Lorraine Allen, Dartmouth and brother-in-law and best fishing buddy, Albert Clements, Sydney. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his furry companion, Sooky. Throughout his life he had lived in Mississauga and Schomberg, Ont. and finally back home for the remainder of his life in Cape Breton where the fishing and fiddling were great. John worked for many years as a truck driver in Ontario until he became disabled and shortly after retired back to Cape Breton. He loved spending time in his shed carving walking sticks, reading, painting, his most favourite was fishing and going on long drives.He enjoyed nature and seeing friends and family. There will be no visitation at John's request. Cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of friends and family at the home of Albert Clements 1363 George St., Sydney on Wednesday, June 18 from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Sydney Palliative Care Unit. 6/13/2008


Anderson Elliott Anderson Cape Breton Post 10/22/2008 Elliott Anderson 91, North Sydney - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Elliott Anderson, age 91, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his residence at upper North Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., Elliott was the son of the late Aaron and Mahala (Prosser) Anderson. Elliott was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Pictou Highlanders. Following the war he worked as a machinist for Atlantic Spring & Machine until his retirement in 1981. Elliott was an active member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, as a church elder and a member of the AOTS men's club. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching baseball and hockey and playing both in earlier years. His greatest joy was his family and he loved spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Ethel (MacKenzie) Anderson; his son, Carl (Debbie) Anderson, Sydney River; and his two precious granddaughters, Kayleigh and Kate; his sister, Sybil Anderson and nephew, Artie, North Sydney; and sister-in-law, Dea Anderson. He was predeceased by brothers, Russell, William, Lawrence, Roy and Carl Anderson and a sister, Dorothy Black. Visitation for Elliott will be held today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m., Thursday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or the Northside Civic Centre. Online condolences may be sent to . 10/20/2008 Born in Burgeo, NL

Anderson Shirley Anderson Cape Breton Post 5/29/2008 Shirley Anderson 65, Sydney - Shirley Ernestine Anderson, 65, of Tillock Drive, Sydney, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after suffering several illnesses and a liver transplant. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Nellie (Morrison) Steele and the late Hubert Steele. Shirley was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Sydney. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Kent; daughter, Cheryl (Kevin) Doyle, Sydney; son, Greg, Sydney; sisters, Sharon (Emile) Mazerolle and Donna (Bob) Greer, Saint John, N.B.; brothers, David (Brenda), Moncton, and Rodney, Sydney; grandchildren, Kathryn and Joshua Doyle; great-grandson, Zachary; several nieces and nephews. Visitaiton will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at 5/27/2008 Born in Sydney

Andrea Stella Andrea Cape Breton Post 6/17/2008 Stella Andrea 77, Mira Gut - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Stella Marie Andrea of Mira Gut, formerly of Whitney Pier, on Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by family and friends. Stella leaves behind her husband and constant companion of 59 years of marriage, Dan, to mourn her loss. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Chris); sons, Kevin (Denise), Eric (Valerie), Gary and Donnie (Bev); grandchildren, Kristen, Jeff (Laura), Nicole, Mark, Matthew, Cathy, Jonathan, Desmond, Mikida, Deshonna, Craig, Shaun, Keven and David, and several great-grandchildren. Stella is also survived by her sisters, Delores 'Doods' (Phil) and MaryLou; brothers, Leonard and Lewis, several stepbrothers and stepsisters and sister-in-law, Gladys. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Helen Hewer, stepmother, Annie Hewer, brothers, Tom, Herbie and Ernie, sisters, Agnes Weatherby and Marg Ryan. Stella was a wonderful person, always full of life and will be greatly missed by all and will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace, Stel, Mom and Nan. 'We love you.' Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lorna MacQueen officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/15/2008


Andrews Aubrey Andrews Cape Breton Post 2/21/2008 ANDREWS, Aubrey - Passed on peacefully with his family at his side, on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Trenton Memorial Hospital in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Jeanette Andrews of Trenton. Loving father of Wendy Andrews (Daniel Dingee), Donnie Andrews, Heather Turner (Wade Davis), Gary Chard (Christine), Pam Whitley and the late Rick Whitley. Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Survived by brothers Lincoln and Wilson Andrews. Predeceased by 8 siblings. The family will receive friends at the WEAVER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME - West Chapel, 170 Dundas St. W., Trenton on Sunday, February 24th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 25th in the West Chapel at 1:00 pm. Funeral Celebrant Kevin Weaver officiating. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, Frankford. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association and Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online guest book & condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com (born in Coxheath, retired member of RAF The Expositor- Brantford, Ontario) 2/21/2008


Antle Robert Gordon (Bobby) Antle Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 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. 6/20/2008


Ashe Murray Ashe Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008 Murray Ashe 1925-2008 Belleville, Ont. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Murray Ashe of Belleville, Ont., and formerly of the Hub and Glace Bay, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Belleville General Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Murray was the son of the late Willis and Sarah Ashe. Loving husband of Colleen; dear father to Trudy Ashe, Belleville, Cheryl Haines (Fraser), Kanata, Greg Ashe (Cathy), Point Anne, and Darryl Ashe (Krista), Belleville. Cherished grandfather of Liew, Krista, Allanah, Andrea and Megan; great-grandfather of one. Murray served in the First Battalion Black Watch serving in Canada, England and North West Europe. He was the last member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, Murray was predeceased by his son, JimmyAshe, his brothers, George, Robert, Harold, Percy, Stewart and Edward Ashe, sisters, Beulah and Olive Ashe. Visitation was held at John R. Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville, Ont., from 7-9 p.m., Friday. A graveside service will be held at St. James Cemetery 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family. 1/15/2008 Born in Glace Bay

AuCoin Geraldine AuCoin Cape Breton Post 2/2/2008 Geraldine AuCoin 65, Halifax Geraldine Mary AuCoin, 65, Halifax, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at the New Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, N.S. Born in Cheticamp, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Joe and Lillian (LeBlanc) Poirier. Affectionately known as Gerry, she had been employed with the QEII Health Sciences and the Infirmary for 25 years as a clerk, having retired in 1999. She will be sadly missed and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Charles 'Charlie'; her two sons, Wayne, Calgary, and Brian (Liane), Calgary; a sister, Agnes Petroff (Jim), New Glasgow; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Lazarre, Lionel, John Joe and Joseph, sisters, Marie Anna Cormier and Lucy 'Jean' AuCoin. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, N.S., 477-5601, where visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. from St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Herring Cove Road, with Fr. Rob Arsenault as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date in Cheticamp, N.S. The family would appreciate remembrances to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.walkerfh.com. 1/31/2008 Born in Cheticamp

Aucoin Isabel Ann Aucoin Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Isabel Ann Aucoin 1923 - 2008 Reserve Mines - After a long wonderful life, it is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Isabel Ann Aucoin (Aucoin), on Friday, June 6, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Her generous and warm loving nature made her the heart of our family for 84 years. Born in St. Joseph de Moine, November 3, 1923, Isabel was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Aucoin. Isabel was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Reserve Mines. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed dancing, card games, bowling and time spent with her family and friends. Isabel is survived by her five children, Arlene (Brian) MacDonald, Byron "Marco" (Elizabeth), Wendell (Marie), all of Reserve Mines, Shawn (Diane), Tanglewood and Lisa (Fred) Penny of Sydney. She left behind her pride and joy, her 12 grandchildren, Amy and Jonathan MacDonald, Scott, Jamie and Bradley Aucoin, Rochelle (David Hachey), Jeff and Shauna Aucoin, Nicole Aucoin, Christopher, Jillian, and Amanda Penny. Also, surviving are brothers, Dominic, Alphonse, Leonard and Arthur Aucoin and wives; sister, Germaine Baylis; sisters-in-law, Rita O'Donnell, Christine Aucoin, Mary MacDonald, Elizabeth Aucoin; brother-in-law, Wallace (Theresa) and friend, Tom Lamey and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Patrick "Paddy"; brother, Francis and sisters, Mary MacIsaac and Sabine Leforte. Visitation for the late Isabel Aucoin will be held Sunday, June 8th, 7-9 p.m., Monday, June 9th 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 10th at St. Joseph's Parish in Reserve Mines with Rev. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve Mines. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund or charity of your choice. Online condolences to the Aucoin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca 6/6/2008 Born in St. Joseph de Moine on November 3, 1923

Aucoin Léo Henry Aucoin Cape Breton Post 5/14/2008 Léo Henry Aucoin May 28, 1923-May 12, 2008 - Léo Henry Aucoin passed away suddenly at his home, La Residence Acadienne in Cheticamp. He was the son of the late Pat (a Joe) and Minnie Aucoin of Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. Léo leaves behind his wife, Judy, of which they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage; daughter, Linda (Ken) Gillis, Antigonish; sons, Lionel (Laurette) Aucoin, Port Hawkesbury, and Rhéal (Francine) Aucoin, Sydney; grandchildren, Jeff (Bridget), Marc (Stephanie), Kevin, Richard (Stella), Cheryl (Micheal), Shawn, Kimberly and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, Brittany, Jacob, Ben and Heidi; brothers and sisters, Philias (Laura) Aucoin, Montreal, Elizabeth Poirier and Lucy May Aucoin, both of Waltham, Hermine Chiasson, Oakville, Gerard (Therese) Aucoin, Therese Wierbiski, Célina Aucoin, Stella (Theobert) Chiasson and Catherine Aucoin, all of Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. He was predeceased by his son, Pierre Arthur and brother, Freddie. Léo was known for his fine talent as a singer of traditional Acadian songs and his unique interpretation A Cappella (no accompaniment of musical instruments). He sang since he was a very young boy and started collecting these songs as far back as 1951. Well known, especially to the Acadian community, he was asked to perform in various places; Expo '86 in Vancouver, the Helen Crieghton Folk Festival in Dartmouth (1992), Grand Pré during the 250th anniversary of the Expulsion of the Acadians, St. Peter's, Sydney, local festivals, Boite a Chansons and the list goes on. Léo's collection of over 500 Acadian songs was very dear to him and he was quite impressed and proud when he was able to record approximately 200 of these songs with Radio CKJM. These recordings and the words of these precious songs are in the archives of Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point and at Les Trois Pignons. His songs are also recorded on other CDs for all to enjoy. Léo left a legacy of old Acadian material that would have been lost. Now, they will love on for future generations to come. In earlier years, Léo and Judy enjoyed small game hunting together and often returned with their fair share of rabbits and partridges. Many winter nights, there were entertained by watching his beloved Montreal Canadiens. Léo, at the age of 84, was still enjoying a very active life, his daily walks to the post office, playing cards, going to the senior dances, spending time with his family and of course singing, always the singing. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Saint-Jospeh-du-Moine, Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to 5/12/2008


Austin Aldous Huxley Anna (MacInnis) Austin Calgary Herald 3/26/2008 Aldous Huxley Anna Austin (nee MacInnis), March 11, 1922 - March 24, 2008 "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music" Aldous Huxley Anna Austin, beloved wife of Grey, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 24, 2008. Anna was born in West Bay, Cape Breton. She attended Normal School in Truro, NS and studied voice in New York and Toronto. Anna came west to Calgary in 1953 where she taught in the public school system. She met Grey at an Allied Arts Centre musical evening at Coste House. They were married on August 20, 1955 and together Anna and Grey shared a life-long love of music and the arts. Anna is survived by her husband Grey; sister Mary MacInnis; son Charles Austin (Isabella); daughters, Janet Austin (Ashley), Patricia Austin-Edy (Brian), Joan Simmins (Geoffrey); and many nieces and nephews. She took delight in her four grandsons, David, Michael, Andrew, and Rowan. Anna was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Janet and brothers, Ian, Allister, and Cameron. Anna will be remembered for her devotion to family and her kindness and respect for all people. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.) today, March 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . The family is grateful for the exceptional loving care shown by all of the staff at the Beverly Centre (Glenmore). In living memory of Anna Austin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. 3/24/2008 born in West Bay

Axworthy Francis James 'Frank' Axworthy Cape Breton Post 11/8/2008 Francis James 'Frank' Axworthy 78, Sydney - It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Francis James 'Frank' Axworthy, announce his passing on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, Dec. 19, 1929, he was the son of the late John Herman and Margaret (Cusack) Axworthy. For many years, Frank was employed with Lipton's Auto Parts and retired due to injury from Miller Rentals, where he worked as a heavy duty diesel mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Ella (King); brother, John (Gladys) Axworthy; sons, Frank 'Bingy' (June), Gerald, Gary (Gail Fraser), Lenny, Glen (Michelle Walsh), Duane 'Cheta' (Shelly) and Troy (Susan Booth); daughters, Betty Gerrior, Dorothy (Fred Hawrylak), Beverly (John) Rafferty, Debbie (Cecil) Koehler and Margie Axworthy; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Frank was predeceased by his daughter, Loretta, grandson, Gregory Gerrior, daughters-in-law, Betty Helle and Eleanor Malloney, son-in-law, Greg Gerrior, two sons in infancy, brothers, William Patrick 'Willie' and Patrick Scott and a brother in infancy. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Monday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. "You will be in our hearts forever." Condolences may be sent to the family at 11/6/2008 Born in Sydney, Dec. 19, 1929

Babcock Esther Easton (MacLean) Babcock The Expositor 4/4/2008 Obituary for Esther Easton (nee MacLean) Babcock BABCOCK, Esther Easton (nee MacLean) - age 76 - Passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital in the early hours of Monday, April 7, 2008 with family and loved ones at her side. Esther was born on April 21, 1931 in Florence, Cape Breton to Ken and Mary MacLean. Esther was the eldest of a family of 7 children including Naomi, Dan (Dorothy), Bill (Larine), Angus, Erma (Bill) and Ian (Dawn). Her Aunt Christina McLeod also survives her and was able to visit Esther to offer love, support and prayers. She married John (Jack) Babcock on 24 May, 1951 in Brantford. Since that time, Esther focused on being a loving wife, and wonderful and caring mother. Esther was a full-time rink mother, sewed countless Cub, Scout and Cadet badges (always at the last moment) and treated many cuts and bruises. One of Esther's talents was always finding a way to share her love with all of her children. She is survived by her children Janet (Rick), Sandy (Sue), Tim (Kathy), Jim (Patti), Dan and Peter. Two of her sons, John and David, predeceased her. Esther was also the Grandmother of Jennifer, Kate, Ryan, Alisha (Donnie), Kristi, Brittany, Ashley, and Carole-Anne and the Great- grandmother of Mia. She'll be sadly missed by her large extended family scattered from coast to coast. Special thanks goes out to the kind and caring staff at Hamilton and Brantford General Hospitals, Doctors Stahlbrand and Madison, cousins Marilyn Dargie, Linda Cameron and Mary Lou Stoyanowsky, and especially niece Kim Baker and nephew Cameron MacLean. At Esther's request a private family funeral has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario. A wife, a mother and a coalminer's daughter. Gone but never forgotten. A tree will be planted in memory of Esther in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com 11045480 4/7/2008 born on April 21, 1931 in Florence

Bailey Bertha Bailey Cape Breton Post 5/30/2008 Bertha Bailey, RN 74, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of our mother, Bertha Bailey, Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Anna MacDonald. Bertha started her nursing career as a nurse at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital for five years, then St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay for 30 years and finished her career at the Oshawa General Hospital in Ontario for nine years. Bertha is survived by her daughters, Joan (Mike), Darlene (Robert), Sylvia (Steven), Margie (Sheldon); son, Guy (Ruth); grandchildren, Corrine, Kenneth, Raymond, Crystal, Robert, Shaun, Tara, Travis, Mitchell, Amanda, Stephanie; and five great-grandchildren, Caylum, Trey, Cassidy, Tyden and Ava; brothers and sisters. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her daughter, Bertha. There will be no visitation at Bertha's request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney-Glace Bay Highway. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be He put his arms around you Bertha and whispered "Come to Me" With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away And though we loved you dearly we could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. 5/29/2008 Born in Dominion

Bailey Gerald Guy Bailey Cape Breton Post 3/5/2008 Gerald Guy Bailey 48, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Gerald Bailey which occurred March 2, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of George (Rita) Bailey and the late Marie (Slade) Bailey. Gerald is survived by his brothers, George (Mary Frances), John Benjamin 'J.B.' and brother-in-law, David 'Scrummy' Walsh, all of Glace Bay; stepbrothers, Gary (Sandy) McKinnon, Ontario, and Richard (Irene) McKinnon, Lower Sackville; stepsisters, Deborah (Hugh) Muise, B.C., and Ellen (Greg) Ferguson, Glace Bay. Gerald loved his special niece, Leah (Laird) Wilton, Halifax; and his nephews, Neil (Leedi Penny) Halifax, and Craig (Amanda) MacPherson, Glace Bay, and Michael, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Bailey, sister, Colleen Walsh and youngest brother, James Bailey. For many years Gerald struggled with mental illness and in recent years suffered a stroke but always managed to face each day with hope and optimism. He was committed to playing the guitar through his life which fostered his love and appreciation for music and brought him soothing comfort. He showed great concern for his family and those around him, all of whom recognized his genuine sincerity. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Wendy Markey his caretaker, for the dedication and excellent care she has shown Gerald in recent years. In keeping with Gerald's wishes there will be no visitation, his body has been cremated and a prayer service will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the chapel. As an expression of sympathy for Gerald, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Schizophrenia Association. 3/2/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Ball Marion Isobel Ball Cape Breton Post 1/16/2008 Marion Isobel Ball 87, Sydney It is with great sadness that we, the family of Marion Ball announce her passing on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, Marion was a daughter of the late Fred A. and Mary (MacDonald) MacLeod. She was a resident of Keltic Drive, Coxheath, for most of her life and an adherent of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. She was a loving mother and dear grandmother, and will be sadly missed. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Douglas H. Ball, in 2001. She is survived by her son, Alexander 'Sandy' and daughter-in-law Thelma, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Katie, Dundas, Ont. She was also predeceased by her brother, Purcell MacLeod and sister, Wilhelmena 'Billie' Lovett. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Much gratitude for the love and kindness from close cousins, Beryl and Lois MacDonald, and niece, Marlene Lovett. Our great thanks to her caregivers, Mary MacKenzie, Bobbie, Barbara and Leona. The family would like to thank the staff and her friends at Williston House, where she was a resident for the last five years and also the staff at Waterford Heights and Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Visitation for Marion will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 1/14/2008 Born in North Sydney

Barrett Russell Dominic Barrett Cape Breton Post 2/25/2008 Russell Dominic Barrett 83, Sydney River - Russell Barrett, 83, of Sydney River passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Taigh Na Mara Guest Home. Born in St. Peter's, he was the son of the late Harold and Georgina (Fougere) Barrett. Russell was a loving, caring, selfless, hardworking individual who always finished what he started. He was a master carpenter, skilled cabinet maker, respected craftsman and successful building contractor. Russell was blessed with a keen mind, dry wit and a penchant for rounding the edges on all situations with a blend of candid observations and humorous analogous stories. He was a veteran of the Second World War, first serving with the Coastal Artillery at Fort Petrie and later as a member of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in the European theatre until war's end. Russell was a musician and always loved to sing and play the guitar, the organ, or just about anything. His music went with him wherever he was; be it at a meeting of the Sydney Suburban West Kinsmen or just sitting around a campfire. This fine man constantly brought joy, love, laughter and music into the hearts of all who knew him. William Wordsworth once said, "The beauty inherent in memories is simply the remembering." Russell is survived by his wife, Dolores; children, Lynn (J.P.) MacDonald, Sydney River, Janice (Ken Larkin) Leonard, Barrie, Ont., Glen, Barrie, Ont., Nancy (Steve) Collins, Sydney Forks, Hal (Trish), Enfield; sister, Marie Menzies, Sydney; grandchildren, Johnathan, Ronald, Sarah, Jennifer, Emily, Jessica, Christopher, Costa and Jessica and great-granddaughter, Xiao. Russell was predeceased by sister, Hyacinthe; brothers, Austin, Tim, Bonaviste and infant, Thomas. Funeral mass will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment at a later date. Memorials may be made to charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at . (26/02/200)Russell Dominic Barrett 83, Sydney River - Funeral service for the late Russell Barrett of Sydney River, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment at a later date. 2/23/2008 Born in St. Peter's

Barrie John James (Jim) Barrie Cape Breton Post 2/7/2008 John James (Jim) Barrie 90, Florence - After a long and wonderful life, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John James ( Jim) Barrie, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Florence, July 26, 1917, Jim was the eldest son of Jack and Mary Ellen (MacLean) Barrie. Jim was a member of St. Stephen's parish in Florence all of his life. The majority of his working life was spent in and around the coal mines. He retired from the Princess Colliery washplant in 1982, but in his early years worked at the Florence Garage and Coakley's Grocery Store. He was also on the inaugural board of the Florence Credit Union, a position he held for many years. Anyone who knew Jim understood that he was an imaginative man who could build and fix practically anything he put his mind and hands to. Most of all he was a strong and kind father and grandfather who has left a legacy of hard work and sharing as an example for others to follow. Jim is survived by his daughters, Betty Hughes (Eddy), New Ross, N.S., Ann Bernon (Russell), Florence, Leah Toupin (Leo), Thompson, Man.; and sons, Melvin (Teresa) and Tom (Barb), Waterloo, Ont. He is also survived by sisters, Cecilia Simpson, Sydney Mines, Theresa Barrie, Florence; and brothers, Alphonse (Betty), Sydney Mines, and Frank, Mill Creek. Jim was like a father to four of his grandsons, Robert Nelson, Jackie, Russell and the late Spencer Barrie. He is also survived by 12 more grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Mitchell) Barrie, an infant son, John, and his beloved grandson, Spencer. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Helen Barrie, Marguerite Hoeg, Mary Ellen LeBlanc and his brothers, Percy, Anthony and Bill Barrie, as well as sons-in-law, Lester Hughes and Shiner Labossiere. He was predeceased as well by sister-in-law, Joan Barrie and brothers-in-law, Tommy Simpson and Spurgeon Hoeg. Visitation for the late Jim Barrie will be held at the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place Monday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Reg Currie officiating. A luncheon to follow at the Florence Legion, Branch 83. The burial will take place at a later date. Please, family flowers only. If you wish, donations may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, or the charity of one's choice. He was a great man of few words and strength of character; another like him shall not pass this way again. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/7/2008 Born in Florence on July 26, 1917

Barrington Brenda Loretta Barrington Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 Brenda Loretta Barrington March 5, 1951-Feb. 17, 2008 - With broken hearts, we the family, regretfully announce the passing of our wife, mother and sister, at home on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, March 15, 1951, Loretta was the loving daughter of the late John William and Mary Catherine (MacDonald) Robertson of Howie Centre. She will be sorely missed by her husband and best friend, Gerald Barrington; her children, whom she dearly adored, Anita (Shawn), Halifax, Joel (Heather), Windsor, Ont.; and her faithful companion, Bran. Loretta will be truly missed as well by her siblings, Beverly MacLellan, Sydney Forks, Sheila (Dave) Gale, Howie Centre, Elaine (Donnie) MacRae, Howie Centre, Eddie (Catherine) Robertson, Howie Centre, Gerard (Carolyn) Robertson, Howie Centre, and Heather (Chuck Dobbin), Sydney. Also surviving are two special aunts, Anne Vassalo, Sydney Forks, and Rita Windsor, Sydney River. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-inlaw and friends. Loretta dedicated her life to her home and family. She shared her great wisdom and kind, gentle spirit with the numerous children she cared for over the years. 'Retta' earned a special place in each and every one of their hearts. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jeanette Campbell, maternal grandparents, Edward and Jane (Campbell)MacDonald of Portage, and John James and Mary Anne (MacGillivary), Howie Centre, several aunts and uncles. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of FatimaChurch, Sydney River, with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. A reception to follow in the parish hall. Family flowers only please, donations inLoretta's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences and guest book can be signed by visiting www.MeM.com. "Our lives are better left to chance; I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance." 2/17/2008 Born in Sydney, March 15, 1951

Barrington Cecilia Gertrude Barrington Cape Breton Post 1/21/2008 Cecilia Gertrude Barrington 91, Sydney Cecilia Barrington, a resident of the Cove Guest Home passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at the residence. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (MacLean) MacKinnon. She was a member of St. Augustine's parish on Grand Lake Road. Cecilia was a member of the Grand Lake Road Senior Citizens League and a member of Club 55. She enjoyed many activities including but not limited to bowling, crosscountry skiing and dancing. She took part in many dances while living at the Cove. Cecilia is survived by loving daughters, Hilda (John Madinsky), Sydney, Maureen (Albert MacDonald), Sydney River, Michaelette Barrington, Marble Mountain, Pamela (Gary Pretty), Albert Bridge and sons, Wesley (Diane), Sydney, Edgar (Donna), Portage, Yorke (Lorraine), Sydney Forks, Keith, Sydney and John, Sydney. She is also survived by brother, Walter (Gen), Sydney and by brother-in-law, Uncle Harry Barrington. Cecilia also leaves to mourn 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Yorke in 1986; by son, Roderick Blair in 1983; two children in infancy, Margaret and Helen Beatrice; five brothers, Hector, Frank, Michael, Eddie, Roddie; and three sisters, Mary Devereaux, Pearl Gallivan and Theresa Ferguson. Visitation will take place today (Monday) at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home, Alzheimer Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at . "Cecilia B. was the best grandmother in the world. She was a grandmother, a friend, and a mentor to each one of us. She loved us all, she saved us all, she was our shelter in any storm. Of all the doubts we would have had in our lives, we never questioned the love of our grandmother and that is a true testament to the woman she was and as long as we are all living, the strength of her love will shelter us forever!" - Frances Oram 1/18/2008 Born in Sydney

Barrington Loretta Barrington Cape Breton Post 2/18/2008 Loretta Barrington 56, Howie Center - Mrs. Loretta Barrington, Howie Center passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. 2/17/2008


Barriscale Barbara Ann (Conway) Barriscale Cape Breton Post 5/21/2008 Barbara Ann (Conway) Barriscale 72, New Waterford/Vancouver B.C. - With sadness the family of Barbara Barriscale announce her passing on May 9, 2008, at Evergreen Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, B.C., surrounded by her family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie (Petrie) Conway. She attended Mt. Carmel School and Mt. St. Bernard College, Antigonish. Barbara worked as a secretary in the production department of Pacific Press for many years. Barbara is survived by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Colleen (Bob), sons, Bryan and Glen (Heather) Kirk, all of B.C.; stepchildren Debbie, Kathy, Dennis and Kenneth; by brother, Charles (Marie), Halifax; sister, Priscilla (Neil) Kennedy, New Waterford; stepsister, Isabell (Raphael) Connelly, Peabody, Mass.; sister-in-law, Monique Conway, Montreal; and 16 grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Howard, stepsister, Camilla, and her first husband, Ralph Kirk. Barbara was a fun-loving and cheerful person who enjoyed music, boating and travel, and she was active in her community and church. She will be missed by her many relatives and friends. Under the direction of Kearney Funeral Home, a prayer service and funeral mass were held at St. Stevens Church, North Vancouver, B.C., with burial at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey, B.C. May she rest in peace. Vancouver Sun and/or The Province 15/05/2008 - Barbara Ann Barriscale BARRISCALE Barbara Ann (Kirk) Passed away on May 9, 2008 at Evergreen Lions Gate Hospital after a lengthy struggle with Lung Cancer. Born May 7th, 1936, in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, she is survived by her husband Anthony, her sister Priscilla and brother Charlie. Also, her children and stepchildren, Colleen Hooge, Bryan Kirk, Glen Kirk (Heather), Debbie Stone, Kathy Hartley (Bill), Dennis Barriscale, Kenneth Barriscale and 16 grandchildren. Barbara worked at Pacific Press as a secretary in the Production Department for 11 years. She also was a past Secretary of the Thunderbird Yacht Club as well as the Secretary of the C.W. L. at St. Stephens parish. A prayer service will be held at St. Stephens parish, (Lynn Valley, corner of Mountain Hwy & 24th) 1360 E. 24th St, North Vancouver, BC on the evening of Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, at 11:00 AM, at St. Stephens parish. Reception to follow. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800 32nd Avenue, Surrey BC. Kearney Funeral Services (604) 736-0268 5/9/2008 Born in New Waterford

BARTON Barton, Alfred Michael The Chronicle Herald 6/30/2007 Obituary: OBITUARY: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia / Saturday June 30, 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. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com 11/23/2008 New Waterford Jan. 12, 1936 From collection of family obituaries.
Bates Catherine Marie (Kay) Bates Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 Catherine Marie (Kay) Bates Sydney - We regret to announce the passing of Catherine Bates on Jan. 24, 2008, at MacGillivray Guest Home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (MacKinnon) MacMullan. Catherine attended Empire Business College and worked for a number of years in retail sales at Eatons in Sydney and Halifax, the Smart Shop, Sydney, and CALPS in Saint John, N.B. Catherine is survived by her husband, Pat; sisters, Frances Comeau, Sydney, Margaret (Donald) Gardiner, New Glasgow; and brother, Roderick (Patsy), Sydney; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Hay Cove, Agnes, Mississauga, Mary (Doug) Locke, Bateston, Marcie MacDonald, Antigonish, Margaret Bennett, Boston; and brother-in-law, James (Sheila) Bates, Sydney. She is also survived by a large number of nephews and nieces. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Donald and Joseph, and brother-in-law, Joseph Comeau. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. Monday with Fr. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Catherine's memory may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney, or to a charity of choice. Online condolences can be made to . 1/24/2008 Born in Sydney

Bates Winfred Fabian Bates Cape Breton Post 3/5/2008 Winfred Fabian Bates 70, Louisbourg - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winfred Bates, which occurred on Monday, March 3, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Paul and Jennie (Baldwin) Bates. He was employed with Parks Canada, Louisbourg, and then was with Devco at the coal preparation plant until his retirement. Winfred was an avid fisherman and hunter and was happiest when he was in the woods. Winfred is survived by his sister, Janet (John) DeYoung, Sydney; brothers, Ben (Mary) Dartmouth, John (Patsy), Albert Bridge, Paul (Valerie) Musquodoboit Harbour, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carmella (Burke) Bates and a sister, Mary Heald. Visitation will take place Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg, with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment in Stella Maris Church Cemetery to follow. Donations may be made to the Stella Maris Building Fund or charity of choice. May eternal rest be granted onto him, O Lord. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 3/3/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Batherson William Batherson Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 William Batherson 88, North Sydney - It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, William Lorraine Batherson, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, at the age of 88. Lorraine was the son of the late William and Mary (MacDonald) Batherson. He was born and lived his entire life in North Sydney, which he dearly loved. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19, North Sydney. After the war, he worked at Point Edward Naval Base and then 32 years with the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, from which he retired as manager of the North Sydney store. He was a faithful and very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, North Sydney, happily volunteering his time each week until his illness two months ago. Dad loved the simple things in life, time spent with family and friends especially in Beaver Cove, his morning walks to Sydney Mines, chats with fellow walkers, a cup of tea outdoors and of course a close game of crib. Dad will always be remembered for his infectious smile and expressive blue eyes which spoke volumes. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mona (Walsh); daughters, Dawn Rudderham (Randy), Point Edward, Bernadette (Michael) Mann, Sydney Mines, Joanne (Jim) Dunstan, Calgary, Lorraine (David) Madill, Coxheath; nine grandchildren, Keith, Graeme, Erin, Cynthia, Mark, Andrea, Ashley, Stephanie, Hailey; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary MacDonald, Halifax; and brother; Blaise, Garden City, Mich.; and very special neighbours, Valerie and Alex Pendergast. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Leo and sisters, Agnes Abraham and Joan Petite. Visitation for Lorraine will be held Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund. Online condolences may be sent to 5/22/2008 Born in North Sydney

Baxendale Vilma Mae Baxendale Cape Breton Post 5/7/2008 Vilma Mae Baxendale 77, Sydney Mines - We regret to announce the passing of Vilma Mae Baxendale, of 50 Jacob St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Harrison) Baxendale. She was a member and excellent parishioner at Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines. Vilma had a loving, kind and generous heart to all who knew her. She liked to talk to people and enjoyed Senior’s Day Care.She is survived by her sister, Iris (Daniel) McGeown, California; sister-in-law, Betty Baxendale, Montreal; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and many kind and loving friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased byher brother, Wilmont, Montreal, sister, Beryl Jobe, and brother-in-law, Peter Jobe, Sydney Mines. Visitation for Vilma Mae Baxendale will be held Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. The funeral service will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/1/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Beaton Angus Beaton Vancouver Sun and/or The Province 4/22/2008 BEATON Angus January 4, 1910 - April 16, 2008 Angus was born in Mabou, Nova Scotia. He passed away peacefully at Royal City Manor, New Westminster. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen; brothers Alex, John and Dan Alex; sisters Annie Margaret and Jessie Anne. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, Lou Heinen (Helen); and two sisters-in-law, Alethia Beaton (John) and Mary Belliveau (Helen). Funeral mass will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, April 22 at All Saints Parish Church, Coquitlam. Reception will follow with burial at 3 pm. Prayers will be held at 7 pm on Monday, April 21 at the same location. Angus was so well loved by so many people. Angus worked most of his life as a carpenter. He loved working with wood and enjoyed making items for people. He was always there to lend a hand. Angus was an avid gardener and was famous for his rhubarb wine. We are so grateful to the staff at Royal City Manor. Your love and care will always be appreciated. We want to thank his many friends who visited and took care of Angus, especially Maureen Daniels and Dave/Vercie Belgrove. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. 4/16/2008 born in Mabou

Beaton Angus Kevin Beaton Cape Breton Post 1/18/2008 Angus Kevin Beaton 49, Port Hastings Angus Kevin Beaton, 49, passed away peacefully at home in Port Hastings on Jan. 15, 2008, attended lovingly by family. Born in Mabou, he was the youngest child of the late Angus D. (Central) Beaton and Sally (MacMillan) Beaton, Mabou. A graduate of St. FXU '79 and TUNS '81. Kevin was a mining engineer. At the time of his death he was facility manager of Savage Canac Corporation in Point Tupper. Prior to that, he worked as a consulting engineer for Angus Engineering, which he formed in 1992. He worked in a number of challenging positions in Canada and the United States, CBCL Limited, Department of Labour, Devco and as a blasting consultant. Always optimistic and community minded, Kevin served as a member of the Port Hawkesbury Chamber of Commerce, Port Hawkesbury Waterfront Development, Big Brothers, GASHA, Cape Nova Council, Knights of Columbus and credit union. He was very active in promoting mine rescue activities, both as a participant and a coordinator. He was heavily involved in formulating mine rescue and safety regulations for the province of Nova Scotia. An avid sportsman with a great love for the outdoors, Kevin loved the challenge of running local road races, playing gentlemen's hockey, hiking, sailing, scuba diving, swimming and playing tennis. He had a great thirst for knowledge and with humour and wit served as a mentor for his treasured daughter, Caroline and his many valued nieces and nephews, sharing generously his zest for life and his love of literature and history. He loved spending time with friends and relatives in his beloved Mabou, enjoying numerous family gatherings, Scottish music and especially Sally's feasts. Besides his mother, Kevin is survived by his beloved wife, Jayne (MacMaster) Beaton; his cherished daughter, Caroline; sisters, Margo Ross, London, Ont., Sandra (Frank) Gergich, Tillsonburg, Ont., Helen Ann (Wayne) Bassani, Dartmouth, Miriam (George) Gillis, Antigonish, Lorraine Beaton, Kingston, N.S.; brothers, Allan (Pat) Beaton, Vancouver, Norman (Eileen), Kimberley, B.C.; and extended family, Xavier (Mary Catherine) Rankin, Mabou, Marcy Rankin, Halifax, Anita (Don) MacDougall, Halifax, Sandra Rankin, Halifax; mother and father-in-law, Kay and Archie MacMaster, Inverness; numerous nieces and nephews. Aside from his father, he was predeceased by sisters, Patricia Beaton, Mary (infancy) and brother-in-law, James Ross. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Inverness Funeral Services. Visitation was held Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Mary's Church vestry, Mabou. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Rev. Angus Morris officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the Sydney and Antigonish chemo units, especially Dr. Jensen, Kay Marie and Jeannie. Donations in memory of Kevin may be made to the charity of your choice. 1/15/2008 Born in Mabou

Beaton James (Jimmie) Robert Beaton Cape Breton Post 4/25/2008 James (Jimmie) Robert Beaton 1944-2008 - We regret to announce the sudden passing of Jimmie, April 21, 2008, due to an accidental fire. Born in Glace Bay, Jimmie was the son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Beaton. Jimmie was employed with Nova Scotia Power. He was a faithful volunteer fireman with the Tower Road fire hall for 20 years. Jimmie is survived by his spouse of 22 years, Barbara Campbell; also daughter, Margaret Anne Beaton, Calgary, Alta.; and son, James Beaton, Toronto, Ont.; brother-in-law, Donald Ferguson and his children, Ontario; and several half-siblings. He will be sadly missed by his constant companion Morgan, his nine-year-old boxer; and also his many friends and neighbours. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. There will be a reception Saturday, April 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Tower Road fire hall. Online condolence may be sent to 23/04/2008 - James "Jimmy" Beaton - It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Jimmy on Monday, April 21, 2008, at the QEII, Halifax. Arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, and will be announced at a later date. 4/21/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Beaton Thomas A. Beaton

Thomas A. Beaton 57, New Waterford With peaceful sadness, the family of Tommy Beaton announce his passing at home, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, following a courageous five-year struggle with ALS. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Daniel and Lucy (Cormier) Beaton. Tommy spent the early years of his life with the Canadian Navy and later with CN Railway, Halifax. Upon returning home, he worked at Lingan mine then spent the next 27 years with the Devco Railway as a train man/engineer. "A job he truly loved." Tommy was an avid sports fan, "He loved the Leafs." Tom played hockey in the Commercial League and the Colliery League, Glace Bay. He loved a game of golf with the guys as well as a good game of darts. Other games Tommy excelled in were Trivial Pursuit and poker. But mostly, Tommy will be remembered for his caring, dignified and compassionate manner. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, the former Margaret 'Bubba' Kearney; his girls, Danielle, Edmonton, Jennifer, at home; brother, Gary (Faye), Halifax; and his mother-in-law, Greta Kearney. Also surviving are brothers-inlaw, Wayne (Alvina), Keith Kearney, best friend and brother-in-law, Sid (Alana) Oliver; his beautiful nieces, Janice, Christine, Julie Beaton, Kim, Allana, Raylene Kearney, Kristen Oliver; and his favourite nephew, Sid Oliver. Tommy was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia. A private family visitation has taken place followed by cremation. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael's Church, River Ryan, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Following the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the Gaul Centre. Interment will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery in the springtime. As an expression of sympathy for Tommy, donations in his memory may be made to the ALS Society or Palliative Care. Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford (902-862-6439). 1/15/2008 Born in New Waterford

Beaton Thomas A. Beaton Cape Breton Post 1/15/2008 Thomas A. Beaton 57, New Waterford With peaceful sadness, the family of Tommy Beaton announce his passing at home, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, following a courageous five-year struggle with ALS. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Daniel and Lucy (Cormier) Beaton. Tommy spent the early years of his life with the Canadian Navy and later with CN Railway, Halifax. Upon returning home, he worked at Lingan mine then spent the next 27 years with the Devco Railway as a train man/engineer. "A job he truly loved." Tommy was an avid sports fan, "He loved the Leafs." Tom played hockey in the Commercial League and the Colliery League, Glace Bay. He loved a game of golf with the guys as well as a good game of darts. Other games Tommy excelled in were Trivial Pursuit and poker. But mostly, Tommy will be remembered for his caring, dignified and compassionate manner. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, the former Margaret 'Bubba' Kearney; his girls, Danielle, Edmonton, Jennifer, at home; brother, Gary (Faye), Halifax; and his mother-in-law, Greta Kearney. Also surviving are brothers-inlaw, Wayne (Alvina), Keith Kearney, best friend and brother-in-law, Sid (Alana) Oliver; his beautiful nieces, Janice, Christine, Julie Beaton, Kim, Allana, Raylene Kearney, Kristen Oliver; and his favourite nephew, Sid Oliver. Tommy was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia. A private family visitation has taken place followed by cremation. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael's Church, River Ryan, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Following the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the Gaul Centre. Interment will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery in the springtime. As an expression of sympathy for Tommy, donations in his memory may be made to the ALS Society or Palliative Care. Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford (902-862-6439). 1/13/2008 Born in New Waterford

Beltz Estelle Marie (England) Beltz Vancouver Sun and/or The Province 3/22/2008 BELTZ - ESTELLE MARIE (NEE ENGLAND), Entered into eternal rest on March 19, 2008 in Burnaby, BC in her 101st year. Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1907, she was the eldest child and last survivor of six children to Robert England and Maryann (McNeil). Predeceased by her son-in-law and good friend, J.L. Peter Bemister, she is survived by her daughter, Doreen Bemister, four grandchildren, Robert (Dione), Mark (Vilma), Paul (Judy) and Darleen and ten great-grandchildren, (John Paul, David, Leanne, Erica, Jessica, Nicole, James, Isaac, Clare and Chloe). Prayers will be offered at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Corpus Christi Church , 6350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 28 at 11:00 am. Entombment, Gardens of Gethesemani Mausoleum, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully acknowledged to Catholic Charities, 150 Robson Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 2A7. Online condolences may be offered at www.kearneyfs.com by following prompts to "Tributes". Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268 3/19/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Benison Mary Victoria Benison Cape Breton Post 5/28/2008 Mary Victoria Benison 88, Truro - Mary Victoria Benison, 88, Truro, passed away May 27, 2008, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine Mitchell. Having studied nursing at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal, Vicky worked as a registered nurse at the Lachine General Hospital for over 35 years. She cherished the friendships she had with her fellow nurses and spoke of them often. Vicky was a devoted Catholic and a member of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Lachine, Que. A lifelong member of the CWL, she volunteered countless hours to charities and those less fortunate. She was a loving wife and mother and placed a high value on family and friends. She is survived by sons, Ross L. (Gail), Steven (Janet), both of Upper Musquodoboit, Gary (Phyllis), Cleveland, N.S.; sisters, Nelle Welsh, Michigan, Mitzi Bellrose, Florida; grandchildren, Andrew, Michelle, Ashley, Katherine, Robert, James, Terri-Lynn. She was predeceased by her husband, Ross, brothers, Hank, Stan, Charlie, sisters, Isabelle Mitchell, Kaye Mancini. Visitation will be held Friday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro; memorial mass Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. A memorial mass and interment will be held in Lachine, Que., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Colchester Regional Hospital and the Aberdeen Hospital for the excellent care they provided. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Trevor Locke for all the kindness and dedication he showed to Mom. Online condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com. When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little - but not too long, And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we shared. Hold me close - but let me go. 5/27/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Benoit Marie Benoit Cape Breton Post 2/25/2008 Marie Benoit Little Bras d'Or - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful and sudden passing of Marie (Callahan) Benoit, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on February 22, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born on August 13, 1937, in Giants Lake, Guysborough County, Marie was the daughter of the late John and Mary (McNeil) Callahan. She is survived by her devoted, loving husband and best friend of 48 years, William Benoit; her eight children, Rosemary (Steven), Lorraine (Rob), Michelle (Ross), all in Alberta, Gerard (Brenda), Ontario, Jeannette (Carl), Michael, Denise and John (Denise), all in the Halifax area; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Pearl and Isabell, both in Pomquet and her brother, Joseph, Ontario. Marie will be missed by her loving nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She will also be deeply missed by Jake Wall and family - a dear friend, who she referred to as a son. Besides her parents, Marie was predeceased by her brothers, Bernard, Jim, Sandy and Francis and sisters, Mary, Theresa and Anne. Marie was a member and past president of the St. Joseph's Parish CWL for 31 years, an associate member of the Sisters of St. Martha for 23 years and an 11-year member of the Northside General Palliative Care Unit. Throughout the years, Marie has been an inspiration to her family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She gave guidance and always had a listening ear, whether with a family member, palliative care patient or friend. This was a testament to her strong Christian faith. Visitation Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral mass to celebrate Marie's life will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Northside General Palliative Care Unit, North Sydney. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 2/22/2008 Born on August 13, 1937, in Giants Lake, Guysborough County

Bernard Belinda Virginia Bernard Cape Breton Post 6/12/2008 Belinda Virginia Bernard 44, We'koqma'q - Belinda Virginia Bernard, 44, We'koqma'q First Nation, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter the late Stephen Gilbert and Shirley Anne (Francis) Googoo and biological mother, Margaret Simon, Paq'tnkek. Belinda was a member of Holy Trinity parish, We'koqma'q. She graduated from the Invest In Me Program on May 9, 2008. She was also a translator for the Justice Department, graduating in 1995. She is survived by her husband, Charles Jr.; daughters, Stephenie, Halifax, Dina (Karl Sabattis), Kingsclear, N.B., Crystal, Fredericton N.B., Melinda, We'koqma'q; sons, John Paul, Halifax, Tristan, We'koqma'q; grandson, Zachary Stephen; granddaughter, Shirley Anne; sister, Bernadette Peters, Halifax; brothers, Barry (Fredicka) Francis, Eskasoni, and Victor (Annie Gould) Googoo, We'koqma'q; and Godchild, Veronica Googoo. She was predeceased by sister, Yvonne Cantres. Visitation after 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the family residence, 14 Bernard Blvd., We'koqma'q. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14 from Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We'koqma'q, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. 6/9/2008 Born in Antigonish

Berze-Butts Christian Ryan Berze-Butts Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Christian Ryan Berze-Butts April 28, 2008 - April 29, 2008 Edmonton, Alta./Sydney Mines, N.S. - On April 29, 2008, our precious baby boy Christian Ryan passed away in our arms at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alta. His tiny heart was too fragile for him, but has made our hearts overflow. Christian Ryan is survived by his mommy, Angele Herault, daddy, Shaun Berze-Butts, sister, Tianna Marie and brother, Shaun Patrick Jr., all residing in Fox Creek, Alta. Christian is also survived by his Nanny (Ella) and Grampa (Tom) Myers, Jordan, Ont., Grampa Reggie MacDonald, North Sydney, N.S., Nanny (Chantelle) and Grampa (Larry) Klentz, Petawawa, Ont., Grampa Tom Herault, Fort Coulonge, Que.; great grandmother, Jessie Butts, Sydney Mines, N.S., Auntie Helene MacDonald, Halifax, N.S., Uncle Chris Scott, Halifax, N.S.; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Christian was predeceased by his Nanny, Mrs. Marina MacDonald, North Sydney, N.S., his great-grandmother, Alice (Fahey) Butts and his great-grampy, Ernie Butts, Sydney Mines, N.S. A special thanks to Auntie Joanne Goodward and Uncle Terry Goodward of Fox Creek, Alta., for all their help and support during this time. We would also like to mention the staff of Ronald McDonald house in Edmonton, Alta., and thank them for all they have done to help our family and other families of sick children. Our precious baby boy was with us for a short time, but will live on in our hearts forever. Visitation for Christian Ryan will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Tuesday, May 6 from 12-2 p.m. The funeral mass will take place at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. The burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road, Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities in memory of our precious Christian Ryan would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Gone Fishin' with Grampy. 4/28/2008 Born in Edmonton

Billard Dale F. Billard Cape Breton Post 3/7/2008 Dale F. Billard 51, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father, son and brother on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born in Barrie, Ont., on Oct. 25, 1956 to Alexis (Tredwell) Billard and the late Arthur Billlard. Dale was a devoted husband and loving father. His greatest accomplishments were his children, of whom he was tremendously proud. He loved being in his garage doing carpentry work and could build anything he set his mind to. He loved his summers at Ben Eoin Beach with his many close friends. He was an instructor for NSCC School of Fisheries for approximately 17 years and was very passionate about teaching. Dale had a great talent for solving problems and fixing anything that was broken for anyone at anytime. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (Wadden); daughters, Stephanie (Chris) Chellew, Saskatchewan, and Dawn and son, Chris, at home; mother, Alexis (Tredwell) Billard, Glace Bay; brothers, Sheldon (Lydia), Glace Bay, Ernie (Linda), Glace Bay, Wayne, Sydney; sisters, Wendy (Francis) Venedam, Cleveland, Linda (Gary) Burte, Toronto, and many nieces and nephews Besides his father, Dale was also predeceased by a sister, Shannon. Visitation for the late Dale Billard will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Friday, March 7, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Saturday March 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in Ocean Avenue Cemetery. Donations in Dale memory may be made to the Palliative Care Glace Bay or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolence may be sent to. Dale F. Billard 51, Glace Bay - Dale Billard who died March 5, 2008, is also survived by four grandchildren, Klarissa, Dakota, Kaelan and Danica, all from Saskatchewan. 3/5/2008 born in Barrie, Ont., on Oct. 25, 1956

Binder Edward Alexander Binder Cape Breton Post 11/8/2008 Edward Alexander Binder 1926-2008 Dominion - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Edward 'Eddie' Binder, age 82, of Union Street, Dominion. Eddie passed away at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, Eddie was the son of the late John and Christina (MacInnis) Binder. He was a retired coal miner who spent 36 years working for the Cape Breton Development Corporation. He enjoyed bowling and for many years bowled with the Colliery Bowling League. He loved watching hockey and was a die-hard Montreal Canadians fan. Eddie was a Veteran of the Second World War and served overseas in Germany. He was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay and will be remembered as a quiet man who deeply enjoyed the company of his family. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Monica (Nicholson); daughter, Norma (Stephen) MacKay, Dominion; sons, Gary, Hamilton, Ont., Dwight (Tracy), Scotchtown, Darren (Krista), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Cherice, Amanda, Stephen, Jessie, Shannon, Daniel, Brett, Drew and Rhea, great grandchildren, Gavin, Jade and Logan. He will also be dearly missed by his sister, Norma (Simon) McLean, Glace Bay; brothers, Terry (Bea), Glace Bay, Allisdair (Barb), Lower Sackville; sister-in-law, Bonnie Binder and many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Eddie was also predeceased by his first wife, Jessie (Hibbs); their daughter, Carol in infancy and his brothers, Ray and Donald 'Skippy'. Visitation for Eddie Binder will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Eddie can be made to the Lung Association. Online condolences to the Binder family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca 11/6/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Bird Charles Benjamin Bird Cape Breton Post 10/14/2008 Charles Benjamin Bird - At Whisperwood Villa on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, of Charles Benjamin Bird (veteran of the Second World War), Charlottetown, age 93 years. Charles was born in Neil's Harbour, C.B., N.S., the younger son of the late Richard Bird and Rachel (Williams) (James) Bird. He was most recently a resident of Whisperwood Villa, Pine Lodge and 6 Valhalla Dr., before that and previous to these a resident of East Suffolk Road. He was the beloved husband of the late Muriel P. (Heaney) Bird for 59 years. Loving father of Dorothy Drewett, Charlottetown, and Rev. Doreen Daley (Mike), Saint John, N.B. Loving grandfather of Wendall Drewett, Charlene (Larry Wayne Arsenault), Charles Drewett and Wendi Daley, all of Charlottetown, and Tracy Daley, Halifax. He is survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one grandson, Kenneth Drewett, by his brother, Cyril and by his half-brothers, George Bird, John Bird, Theo Bird and Joshua James. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the UPEI Library Fund. Charlottetown Branch No. 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. belvederefh.com 10/11/2008 Born in Neil's Harbour

Bishop Donald Bishop Cape Breton Post 11/4/2008 Donald Bishop 87, Sydney Mines/Sydney - Donald Melvin Bishop, Pero Street, Sydney Mines, formerly of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Harvey Bank, N.B., he was the son of the late Joseph and Mabel (Dixon) Bishop. A veteran of the Second World War, Donald served with the merchant marine and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. He was retired from the federal government where he was employed as a radio operator. Surviving are his daughters, Mary Ann (Marc) LeFave, Kingston, N.S., Josephine Marie (Keith) Ramsay, Fall River, and Donna Bishop, Sydney Mines; sons, John LeFave, Cape Breton, James LeFave, Ontario, and Stephen LeFave, Toronto; brothers, Lloyd and Cecil, British Columbia, and Clyde, New Brunswick; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Morgan), daughter, Judith Green, sons, Joseph and Gerald LeFave, sister, Shirley Wheaton, brothers, Truman and Eldon. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 11/2/2008 Born in Harvey Bank, N.B.

Bishop Mary Jeanetta (Gwinn) Bishop Cape Breton Post 4/22/2008 Mary Jeanetta (Gwinn) Bishop 62, Pleasant Bay - Mary Jeanetta (Gwinn) Bishop, 62, of Pleasant Bay, Inverness County, died April 21, 2008, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Aspy Bay, she was the daughter of the late Dan R. and Beatrice (Dixon) Gwinn. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Charmaine) and Larry (Joan), Pleasant Bay; three brothers, Phillip (Peggy), Fourchu, Dee (Mary), Ontario, Melvin (Kathy), Aspy Bay; brother-in-law, Donald (Theresa) Bishop, Pleasant Bay; sisters-in-law, Delvina Bishop, Pleasant Bay, and Martha Gwynn, South Harbour; several nieces and nephews; and five grandchildren, Colin, Whitney, Colton, Paul and Jade. Predeceased by husband, Colin Alexander in 1984, son, John Alexander in 1977, five brothers, Charlie, Clem, John, Jim and Robert, three sisters, Abbie, Effie and Livvie. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Bay Professional Centre. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay, with Rev. Chris Matheson officiating. Interment in Pleasant Bay Cemetery. Donations may be made to Palliative Care-Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to 4/21/2008 Born in Aspy Bay

Bishop Tanya Bishop Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Tanya Bishop 30, Sydney Mines - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Tanya Bishop, age 30, of Sydney Mines, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at home. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Eugenia (Jeannie) Bishop. Tanya is survived by the loves of her life, her brother D.J.; her sisters, Danielle and Keona; nephew, Dominic and also surviving is a brother, Devin; her stepfather, Danny Fitzgerald; her father, Jerry Ashford and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Hazel Bishop and Bill Morrison and paternal grandparents, Art and Margaret Ashford. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to "Tanya rest in peace , we will miss you." 10/8/2008 Born in North Sydney

Black George Edward 'Blackie' Black Cape Breton Post 5/14/2008 George Edward 'Blackie' Black Dec. 5, 1909-May 12, 2008 - George Edward Black, 98, of Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his wife and daughter by his side. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Edwin and Emma (Boutilier) Black. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church. George is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie (MacDonald) Black; his daughter, Sharon Anne Black; brother-in-law, John (Eleanor) MacDonald, Glace Bay; nephews, Keith (Leona), Bruce (Jo-Ann) MacDonald; grandnephews, Kevin, Brendan, Devin, Andrew, Ethan MacDonald, grandniece, Penney MacDonald, all of Sydney. George was the last surviving member of his family. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his sister, Frances Louisa Black, mother-in-law, Kate Ann MacDonald Goodwin, step-father-in-law, Jack Goodwin. During his lifetime, Dad worked at the Steel Plant, Sutherland's Grocery Store and for 36 years, at Brookfield Dairy Ltd. (1939-1975). Dad was blessed with 33 years of retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and especially his summers at the family bungalow. For 98 years he lived a good life and, in turn, provided a good life for his family. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, May 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 16 at St. Andrew's United Church, Bentinck Street, with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment in St. Luke's United Church Cemetery, Donkin. Following the service, a reception will take place in St. Andrew's Memorial Hall. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Building Repair Fund or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 5/12/2008 Born in Sydney

Blinkhorne Margaret Florence Blinkhorne Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Margaret Florence Blinkhorne 98, North Sydney - Margaret Florence Blinkhorne, age 98, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Shore Road, Sydney Mines, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the residence. Born in Neil's Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Hardy) Budge. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. She is survived by her foster son, Travis Budge, Southside Boularderie; her stepdaughter, Alice Bragg, Liverpool, N.S.; sisters, Blanche MacKenzie, Kathaleen Clark, both of Massachusetts, and Madeline MacDonald, Sydney. Twice married, she was predeceased by her husbands, Capt. A.J. Vincent and Henry Blinkhorne. Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating with burial in Brookside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at 6/4/2008 Born in Neil's Harbour

Blundon Ronald Blundon Cape Breton Post 6/3/2008 Ronald Blundon 70, Dutch Brook - Ronald William Blundon, 70, of Dutch Brook, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born and raised in Whitney Pier until the age of 17, he was a son of the late Daniel and Julia (Gillis) Blundon. Ronald was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed being out in nature gardening his trees and had a love for the ocean, lakes and streams of Cape Breton, his neighbours and friends of Dutch Brook, Mira, Gabarus and surrounding districts. He worked as a machinist for Sydney Auto Parts, a diesel heavy duty mechanic for the Department of Highways and retired from CUPE as a national union representative. For 28 years, Ronald was a scuba diver who discovered the treasure ship LeChemesu in 1960, contrary to the unfortunate beliefs of the misinformed public. Ronald was the owner/operator of R.W. Blundon doing underwater work, salvage, search, demolition, etc. He had a passion for the sea and until his sickness, was very active in the labour movement fighting for the rights of the working poor. He is survived by his 'true treasures', his wife of over 50 years, Marie; sons, Danny, Billy, Warren and Blair; grandchildren, Daniel, Ottawa, Ont., Carl, Mira, Spencer, Alberta, Kevin, Cape North, Matthew and Cory, Barrie, Ont.; our only granddaughter, Gillian, Cape North; and brother, Jim, Toronto. Ronald was predeceased by his dear son, Jason, sister, Blanche, brother, Steve, halfbrother, Nelson Gillis. "I love you all, my family." Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday, 10 a.m., with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery. The fear of God, is the beginning of wisdom. My wish is to always love and help one another. Memorials may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Cape Breton Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/04/08 - Ronald Blundon 70, Dutch Brook - Ronald William Blundon of Dutch Brook, was also predeceased by his half-brother, Robert Gillis. 6/2/2008 Born and raised in Whitney Pier

Boehm Mary Sarah Johnson Boehm Cape Breton Post 2/6/2008 Mary Sarah Johnson Boehm We regret to announce the passing on Jan. 7, 2008, of our dear sister, Mary Sarah. Born on Pond Street, Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William Harper and Mary Johnson. Mary attended Notre Dame High School in Sydney Mines, where she graduated. She was an accomplished dance instructor, teaching at the Arthur Murray School of Dance in London, Ont., then in British Columbia. Mary Sarah leaves brothers and sisters, William (Debbie), Alex (Edith), John C. (Jessie), Joseph (Sheila), Norah (Peter, deceased) and Kathy, N.W.T., to mourn. Mary also leaves her beloved daughter, Sarah (Jeff); son, Joseph (J.J.); and cherished grandsons, James and John; along with many nieces and nephews. Special parents were the late Alex and Sadie Boyd of Sydney Mines. Mary was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Boehm, Kelowna, B.C. Also, predeceased are sisters, Agnes, Carol and Emma, one brother, Martin, and special Aunt and Uncle Joe and Murial Legatto of Sydney Mines. She will be missed by all especially her cousin and chat buddy, Dianne Bryant, Ontario. Funeral mass was held at St. Michaels's Church, London, Ont. Sisters are Forever: NL 1/7/2008 Born on Pond Street, Sydney Mines

Bonnar Carol Eileen Roland Bonnar Cape Breton Post 2/13/2008 Carol Eileen Roland Bonnar 60, Mill Cree - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Eileen Bonnar, Feb. 11, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family, especially her living guardian angel, Fran. Born in Mill Creek, she was the daughter of the late August and Florence (Boutilier) Roland. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Bras d'Or. Eileen delivered mail as a private contractor for Canada Post, for 18 years, a job which she really enjoyed. Eileen enjoyed attending the Eagles games with her niece, Juanita. She was the best mother a person could ever have. She was well known for her love of animals, especially her pet bird, Baby. Eileen is survived by her loving husband, Brian; sons, Darrell (Fran) Roland, Mill Creek, Daniel (Joyce) Bonnar and Wendell (Vicky) Bonnar, both of Alberta; and her daughter, Tiffany, at home. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lucas and Nicholas Roland, and Tristan, Sebastian, Cassandra and Savannah Bonnar; brothers, Wendell (Helen) Roland, Sydney, Wesley (Irene) Roland, Glace Bay, and George (Helen) David, Sydney; and sisters, Anne Fitzgerald and Marie MacMullin, both of Mill Creek. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Besides her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her brother, Claude Wilson, a grandson, Zachary Roland and brothers-in-law, Winston Scotty Fitzgerald and Servine MacMullin. Visitation for Eileen Bonnar will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrews United Church, Bras d'Or, with Norma Mills officiating. The burial will take place in the spring. A reception will follow at the John J. Nugent Fireman's Centre, Sydney Mines. Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Palliative Care Society or the VON. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/11/2008 Born in Mill Creek

Bonnar Gertrude Bonnar Cape Breton Post 11/7/2008 Gertrude Bonnar 96, Sydney - Gertrude Bonnar, age 96, of Sydney, went to her eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility. She was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Main-a-Dieu. She was the daughter of the late James and Annie (Jewel) Boone. She is survived by her beloved son, David Bonnar and his wife, Helena, Sydney; her grandchildren, Anne Marie and Donnie; her great-grandchildren, Sue Helene and Elizabeth and nieces and nephews who thought the world of their 'Aunt Gertie'. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Annie (Jewel) Boone, brothers, David, Ben, Stephen and sister Katie. She worked for many years at the Maritime Tel and Tel offices in Sydney. Family was everything to Gertie and she treasured her times with them. Prior to her illness, she was an avid and talented crafter who made beautiful knitted and crocheted creations. Visitation will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel followed by a service at 10 a.m. with Fr. E. MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to 11/6/2008 born Feb. 11, 1912, in Main-a-Dieu

Bonnar Rose (MacKinnon) Bonnar Cape Breton Post 2/27/2008 Rose (MacKinnon) Bonnar 79, Sydney Mines - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Rose (MacKinnon) Bonnar, on Feb. 25, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Reserve Mines, and raised in North Sydney, Rose was the daughter of the late Garrett and Mary (White) Norman. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. Prior to her marriage, Rose was actively involved in the retail industry in North Sydney, working at Thompson and Sutherlands, Stedmans, and Grant's Jewelry Store. Mom was a great neighbour and friend to all, and thoroughly enjoyed her dancing throughout the years. She was a wonderful mother, and had a fighting spirit, especially in the face of adversity. She always placed an extra potato in the pot, "for the visitor." Rose is survived by her children, Dena (Ian Robertson), Sydney Mines, Donna (Derrick Aubrecht), Calgary, Gary (Colleen Finlayson), Sydney Mines; her special son, Troy, Sydney Mines; and her great grandson, Tyler Dowling, North Sydney. Rose's special joys were her granddaughters, Marianne and Bretony Aubrecht, who will miss her terribly. Also left to mourn is her sister, Rita (Rick) Leach, Sydney Mines; her stepchildren, Sis (Joe) Sheaves, Evie (Edwin) Green, Judy (John) Ivey, Jean (Brian) Pilon, Gordon (Edie) Bonnar, Bob (Georgie) Bonnar, Barsley (Christina) Bonnar, Ron (Ann) Bonnar, Albert (Joanie) Bonnar and Milton (Donna) Bonnar; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles (Chuck) MacKinnon, her daughter, Colleen, her second husband, Horace Bonnar, sister, Jesse Hyde, brothers, Thomas, William, and Leo Norman. Visitation for Rose will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. The burial will take place in the spring. A reception will follow the mass in St. Pius X hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's memory may be made the Northside Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/25/2008 Born in Reserve Mines

Bonnar William Bonnar Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 William Bonnar 82, Bay St. Lawrence - William Bonnar, 82, of Bay St. Lawrence, died Feb. 17, 2008, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Frederick and Flora (MacKinnon) Bonnar. He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Florence (MacKinnon) Bonnar; five daughters; six sons; his sister, Mary and brother, Simon Dan; as well as 19 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Archie MacKinnon and sisters, Margaret and Christena. There will be no visitation or service by family request. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/17/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Bordillon Gilbert Bordillon Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008 Gilbert Bordillon 1946-2008 With deep sorrow we announce the unexpected death of Gilbert Bordillon, 61, of Wreck Cove. He died suddenly in Victoria County Memorial Hospital on Jan. 16, 2008. No one who crossed paths with Gilbert during his 10-year sojourn on Cape Breton's north shore will forget his enormous energy, enthusiasm and good will. His infectious laugh and 'joie de vivre' transcended all boundaries, creating a sense of universality and an enduring personal immediacy. A hug from Gilbert was like no other. Together he and Jitka created their Cape Breton paradise, Singing Pebbles, overlooking a magnificent shoreline. From the glacial rubble of coarse stone, they created a veritable sea of fertility, with gardens, ponds, animals and buildings. From these resources, they built a growing small business base. Gilbert's blade of enthusiasm was never dulled by the adversities that many might crumble under. He just got on with what he wanted to accomplish on a daily basis, no holds barred. Gilbert was a 'chef of all chefs' treating his friends to 'haute cuisine' delights fashioned from what he grew, raised and gathered locally. He set a new standard for those who take delight in gastronomic finesse. Jitka's desserts were always prefaced with Gilbert's fine cheeses, ordered from his special global suppliers, and a good baguette. Of course there was always a fine wine and genuine bonhomie. Please join family and friends from away and here in Wreck Cove in a celebration of Gilbert's life. A date in mid- February will be announce later. 1/16/2008


Boutilier Georgina Ann (Donnison) Boutilier Cape Breton Post 5/12/2008 Georgina Ann (Donnison) Boutilier Graveside Service - Interment for the late Georgina, who passed away Feb. 12, 2008, will be held Tuesday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Glace Bay Highway, Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. 2/12/2008


Boutilier Georgina P. Boutilier Cape Breton Post 4/26/2008 Georgina P. Boutilier 63, North Sydney - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Georgina Phyllis Boutilier, 63, a resident of High Street, North Sydney on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Cross) Harris. Georgina loved music, watching the horse races and the companionship of her dogs, Mindy and Lucky. Surviving is her husband, John J. Boutilier; her sons, Todd (Brenda) Hines, Wade (Shari) Gouthro, both of North Sydney; her daughters, Lisa (Robert) Hines-Sowery, St. Catharines, Donna (Mike) Bishop, Thorold, Ont.; stepsons, Chris Boutilier, at home, Gary and Darren Boutilier, Ontario; brothers, Philip and Donald (Kay) Harris, North Sydney. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; two step-grandsons and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Mike Connolly officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be sent to the Cape Breton SPCA. . Online condolences may be sent to 4/24/2008 Born in Grand Bank, N.L.

Boutilier Roy 'Boots' Boutilier Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Roy 'Boots' Boutilier 61, Glace Bay - It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Roy Beddard Boutilier of Brookland Street, Glace Bay, after seven courageous years battling cancer. Born in 1946, he was the son of the late Ben and Annie (Payne) Boutilier. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline Dressher and sister-in-law, Shirley Boutilier. He is survived by his wife, Donna Dwyer; his only son, Roy (Paula Billard) and his two precious grandchildren, Daniel and Lindy Boutilier. He is also survived by his brothers, Bill, Benji (Sarah); sisters, Marie (Bernie MacInnis) and Paula (Frank MacLean); in-laws, Mary and Jim Dwyer; and many nieces and nephews. Roy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his many trips to Framboise with numerous fishing buddies. When not in a boat on the lake, he could be found in his garden or greenhouse. Following Roy's wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary's Church, Friday, June 6, 2008, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney-Glace Bay Highway. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home & Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. All donations may be made to Palliative Care. Online condolences may be sent to You fought a long hard fight, Roy. Rest now. 6/6/2008 Born in 1946

Bowes Marion Bowes Cape Breton Post 2/23/2008 Marion Bowes 75, South Bar - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Cove. Born in Dominion, April 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Caldwell) Urquhart. For many years, Marion was a faithful choir member and member of the UCW at Trinity United Church. She also enjoyed swimming at Polar Bear and will be missed by the gang. She is survived by her husband, Alex 'Buddy' Bowes; daughter, Cathy (Rudy) Pace, Sydney; daughter, Adele (Ken) Graham, Sydney; grandchildren, Meghan, Sean, Conor, Jessica, Kendra and Robyn; five great-grandchildren; and dear sister, Isabell Clements, Dominion. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Trinity United Church, with Rev. Lorna MacQueen officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the church hall. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/21/2008 Born in Dominion, April 8, 1932

Boyles Eva Joan (Nichols) Boyles Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Eva Joan Boyles Trenton - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Joan (Nichols) Boyles, of The Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, and formerly of Sydney, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. At the time of her death, Eva was surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren. Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Trenton, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Laffin) Nichols. Eva was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Eva loved spending time at her cottage in Little Harbour, tending her gardens and entertaining family and friends. The perfect day for Eva always ended with a good game of cards and a great cup of tea. Eva was a lifelong member of Lady Doric Order of The Eastern Star and a former member of The Concerned Citizens of Trenton and the Royal Canadian Legion. Eva is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years, Fraser Boyles, Trenton; her 10 children, sons, Ron MacDonnell (Beverly Greig), Victoria, B.C., Robert (Susan) MacDonnell, Bridgewater, N.S., Kevin MacDonnell (Sharon Goulden), Mississauga, Ont., John MacDonnell, Trenton, N.S., Paul (Georgina) MacDonnell, Oshawa, Ont., Brian (Gail) MacDonnell, Brooklin, Ont.; daughters, Theresa (Tom) Doyle, Oshawa, Ont., Cecilia (Michael) Stroeder, Oshawa, Ont., Sandra (Reg) DeGruchy, Trenton, N.S., Karen MacDonnell (John Dean), Bowmanville, Ont.; her 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Francis MacDonnell, brothers, Larry and Leroy Nichols, sisters, Helen Gerrior, Dorothy Tarr, Viola Gratto, Margaret Taylor, Martha Sweet and Dot Lively. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, High Street, Trenton. A funeral service will held at 1 p.m., Saturday in First United Church with Rev. Debra Orton officiating, followed by interment at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to The Maritime Odd Fellows Home or The Alzheimer Society. Order of the Eastern Star will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m., Friday to conduct their service. The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care Eva received as a resident of The Maritime Odd Fellows Home. The loving and compassionate staff (Earth Angels) were a great comfort to Mom and the family over the last seven years. Online condolences can be sent to 6/4/2008 Born Oct. 29, 1929 in Trenton, NS

Briand Fern Lavina Briand Cape Breton Post 10/10/2008 Fern Lavina Briand 57, Baddeck - It is with fond and pleasant memories that the family announces her passing on October 9, 2008, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Neil's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Evelyn (Best) Seymour. She worked as a cook at Telegraph House for 23 years and at the Gaelic College for two and a half years. She was a member of St. Peter-St. John Anglican Church, Baddeck. Fern was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Clyde Briand; sons, Lawrence (Meghan), Travais (Nicole) and Barry (Carla); brothers, Herbert (Eleanor), Terry (Joyce), Lawrence (Jerri), Wade (Mary Ellen); sisters, Nadine (Wendell) Stockley, Dale (Stephen) Hussey, Roxanne (Steve) Coutts and Gay Seymour; grandchildren, Kayla, Catherine, Bryan and Sophia. She was predeceased by infant brother, Norman. In keeping with Fern's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral, Monday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Peter Rafus officiating, assisted by her brother, Wade Seymour. Burial will be in St. John Anglican Cemetery, MacCharles Cross, Big Baddeck. Donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centre at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney or to the family. 10/9/2008 Born in Neil's Harbour

Briggs Kenneth Briggs Cape Breton Post 4/21/2008 Kenneth Briggs 1942-2008, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kenneth Briggs, 65, of Glace Bay and formerly of Erin, Ont. Ken passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Glace Bay. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late George and Mary (MacDougall) Briggs. Ken will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, Tammy (John) Barnhart, Erin, Ont.; son, Troy (Kelly) Briggs, Eagle Lake; cherished Poppa of Cody, Ryan, Marissa and Brianna Barnhart, and Kendra, Larry and Kenny Briggs; brother of Connie (Donnie) MacDonald, Danny (Judy) Briggs, Marilyn (Jack) Popwell, Joanie Aucoin (Eddie Turnbull), George (Margaret) Briggs, Sheldon (Diane) Briggs; brother-in-law of Phyllis (Ed) Discepolo, Glenda (Al) Barrett, Jeff (Pat) Barry, Linda (Chester) Dickie, Donna (Jim) Muir, Lovern Beaudrie and Nancy Smith. Ken will be sadly missed by his partner, Shelley Budden and her extended family and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sandra (Barry) Briggs (2000), brother, Gerald and his wife, Annie Briggs, brother-in-law, Dennis Barry and sister-in-law, Colleen Beaudrie. Visitation will be held Monday, April 21, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated in Erin, Ont. As an expression of sympathy for Ken, donations in his memory to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Online condolences to the Briggs family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 4/19/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Brown Philip Brown Cape Breton Post 2/22/2008 Philip Brown 74, Sydney - Philip John Brown, 74, of Stuart Street, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was the son of the late Philip and Lillian (Dennis) Brown. Surviving are his wife, Dolena Flora; son, Gerald (Judith Glynn), Guelph, Ont.; and sister, Lois Christinson, Barrie, Ont. Philip was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Smith. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, 11 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Artists Association or St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Marion Bridge. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/20/2008 Born in Hamilton Ont.

Brown Thomas Howard Brown Cape Breton Post 5/20/2008 Thomas Howard Brown 79, Sydney Mines - Thomas Howard Brown, 79, of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness with his two loving nieces, Linda and Larry Bell and Margie and Ross MacLeod, and special friends, Glenn and Sheila (Mamma and Poppa) by his bedside. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late William O. and Laura (Jarvis) Brown. He was an adherent of the United Church and a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines. After his military service in Korea with the Royal Canadian Engineers throughout Canada, he retired from the military and was employed with Clarke's Taxi for many years. He is survived by his daughter, Lorna (Wayne) Williston, Orillia, Ont.; grandsons, Michael and Steven Williston, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews; as well as many friends in the local area. He was predeceased by brothers, James, Samuel, William O. Jr., Melvin and his sister, Gerleana. With respect of Mr. Brown's wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m. in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be e-mailed to the family at 22/05/2008 - May 21, 2008 Thomas Howard Brown 79, Sydney Mines - In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Wing of Harbourview Hospital. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at 5/18/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Bucciarelli Nicola Bucciarelli Cape Breton Post 5/10/2008 Nicola Bucciarelli 74, Bedford - It is with profound sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Nicola Bucciarelli which occurred Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Italy, he was the son of the late Sebatano and Anna Bucciarelli. He was employed as a correctional officer until his retirement. Nicola is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Mills), Bedford; son, Marco Bucciarelli, Ottawa; special granddaughter, Sarah Bucciarelli, Gatineau, Que.; sister, Dora (John) Miccolis, Halifax; mother-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Mills, Sydney; sisters-in law, Phyllis Bucciarelli, St. Margaret's Bay, Linda Mills, Toronto, Ellen (Ron) McCann, Montreal, Elizabeth Mills, Montreal, Cathy (Wayne) Magee, Sydney; brothers-in-law, Con (Alma) Mills, Brickyard Road, Sam (Laura) Mills, Halifax, Doug (Kelly) Mills, Alberta, Rev. Harold Brown, Newfoundland; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Maria, brothers, Roberto, Camillo, sister-in-law, Doris Brown, brother-in-law, Raymond Mills. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 5/8/2008 Born in Italy

Budge Pearl Douglas Budge Cape Breton Post 5/12/2008 Pearl Douglas Budge 83, Neil's Harbour - Pearl Douglas Budge, 83, of Neil's Harbour, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Warr) Budge. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church. Pearl enjoyed hunting and sword fishing and loved playing cards. Surviving are daughter, Margaret (Timothy) Fitgerald; son, Robert (Marlene) Budge; grandchildren, Bobby (Brenda) Fitzgerald, Corinne Fitzgerald, Darren Birand, Dwayne (Andrea) Fitzgerald, Ricky Fitzgerald, Pamela (Brian) Herridge, John (Robin) Budge, Karen (Mike) Kuchurean.; and 12 great-grandchildren. Pearl was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph (Edna), Allister, Edgar (Utah), Robert Budge, sister, Bertha (Peter) Burchell, and granddaughter, Sharon Budge. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour, with Rev. Elliott Siteman officiating. Burial at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to palliative care, or Buchanan Memorial Foundation. The family would like to thank palliative care workers and nursing staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to 13/05/2008 - Pearl Douglas Budge 83, Neil's Harbour - Pearl Douglas Budge of Neil's Harbour, who passed away on May 10, 2008, was predeceased by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Ashford). Funeral services will be held today (May 13, 2008) at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews Church, Neil's Harbour. 5/10/2008 Born in New Waterford

Burchell Derrick Burchell Cape Breton Post 6/13/2008 Derrick Burchell July 20, 1969-June 8, 2008 North Sydney/Louisbourg/Grande Prairie, Alta. - It is with great sadness we announce Derrick's death due to a fatal car accident in Grande Prairie, Alta., age 38. Derrick was born and resided in North Sydney, N.S., as a child. During his young adolescent years, Derrick and his family resided in Louisbourg, N.S., where his father worked at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Derrick later moved to Northern Alberta, where Grande Prairie became his home. Derrick attended G.D. Lewis School in Louisbourg and later obtained his welding certificate at NSCC in Sydney. Derrick was a skilled tradesman, welder and entrepreneur of his own company, Caper Maintenance and later worked with A.S.K. Projects' Ltd. He actively attended the People's Church in Grande Prairie. His one true love always remained his son, Jayden. Derrick will be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends and his lust for life and adventure. He had a great passion for the outdoors, hockey, baseball and building go-carts. Derrick was a dog lover to the end; unfortunately the accident also took the life of his dog, his 'best friend' Mater. He is survived by his four-year old son, Jayden; parents, Lorne and Ethel (Delaney) Burchell; sister, Lorna (JD) Hustins; nephew, Jack Hustins; brother, Kyle (Suzin) Burchell; maternal grandmother, Beatrice Delaney; godparents, Jack Delaney (uncle) and Marie Olausson (aunt); and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 16 at the People's Church, Grande Prairie, Alta. at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon. There will also be visitation services held Monday, June 23 at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney, N.S., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private burial service will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, Tuesday, June 24. A special thanks to his friends who became 'like family' on the West Coast, Richard and Lynn Ferguson, Gary Parenteau, Don Hachey and Brian MacDonald. Memorial donations may be made to the People's Church, Grande Prairie, Alta., or the charity of your choice. Our hearts ache for his presence, his soul and his free spirit and we grieve for his young son. Derrick has been taken away from us too early and now the memories of him will live on. 6/8/2008 born in North Sydney

Burchell Roy Donald Burchell Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Roy Donald Burchell 73 New Victoria - Roy Burchell, age 73 of Waterford Lake Road, New Victoria, passed away on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Roy was the son of Margaret (Townsend) Burchell of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay and the late William Burchell. He was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Roy worked in the coal mines for thirty years. He was also employed for a short time with General Instruments, Sydney, before returning to the coal mines. Roy was known for his outgoing personality, keen sense of humour and great ability for telling stories. Not all but many of his stories would center around the Cape Breton coal mines and his family genealogy. He loved to go skating and also had a passion for gardening. Roy's greatest gift was the ability to give and receive love from his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Ruth Gosbee; two daughters, Carol (Mrs. Wilfred Sampson), River Ryan and Cheryl (Mrs.Lorne MacNeil), New Victoria. Roy is survived by two brothers, Cecil, his twin brother and Merrill (Barbara); one sister, Cynthia (Mrs. Frank McNeil), all in New Waterford and two special cousins, Greg and Terry. Also surviving are his pride and joy, his three grandchildren, Adam and Erin MacNeil and Jenna Sampson; two sisters in law, Aleen and Rita Burchell; as well as several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his father and two brothers, Russell and Calvin. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. The funeral service officiated by Reverend Duncan Roach will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Calvin United Church followed by interment in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Following the service all are invited to join the family for a reception in the church hall. As an expression of sympathy for Roy, donations in his memory may be made to Calvin United Church, Palliative Care or the V.O.N. Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home webpage at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca 6/7/2008 Born in New Waterford

Burke M. Elaine (Cook) Burke Cape Breton Post 11/5/2008 M. Elaine (Cook) Burke Burlington, Ont. Memorial Service - A memorial service for the late Elaine Burke, beloved wife of Fraser Burke, will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford. Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. 11/7/2008


Burke Marjorie 'Elaine' (Cook) Burke Cape Breton Post 10/18/2008 Marjorie 'Elaine' (Cook) Burke Burlington, Ont. - Passed away after a lengthy illness at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ont. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Beloved wife of Fraser Burke and daughter of the late Ernest and Abigale Cook of New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Interment for Elaine to take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, Nova Scotia at a later date. www.smithsfh.com 10/15/2008


Burneau Michelle Burneau Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Michelle Burneau - It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Michelle Margaret Burneau, age 39, resident of East Street, on Thursday May 29, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Judy (Turner) Long and the late Elmer Burneau. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Michelle is survived by her mother and stepfather, Judy and Lawrence Long, North Sydney; her two daughters, Jessica, at home, and Rachel (James) MacNeil, Iowa, U.S.A.; and her grandson, Alexander MacNeil; one sister, Heather Burneau, Dartmouth; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Adam and her father, Elmer Burneau. Visitation for Michelle will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to 5/29/2008 Born in Sydney

Burns Daniel 'Dannie' Burns Cape Breton Post 3/1/2008 Daniel 'Dannie' Burns 76, MacIntyre Lake - Daniel Angus 'Dannie' Burns, 76, MacIntyre Lake, Inverness County, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Dan Willie and Marion (MacKay) Burns. He was a member of Princeville United Church. Dannie was a heavy equipment operator, employed with Zutphen Brothers Construction of Port Hood. He enjoyed camping, fishing, attending Strait Pirates games and was well known for his berry picking. Dannie also enjoyed his grandchildren. Dannie was also a member of Local 721 Operating Engineers. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sheila (MacLean); daughter, Shelma (Mike) Ryan, Pleasant Hill; sons, Dana (Cathy), Port Hastings, Jerry, New Glasgow; half-brother, Joe (Ruth) Ganaway, Fourchu; grandchildren, Crystal, Jenna, Kyle, Trevor, Kristen, Jayme, Ashleigh; great-grandchildren, Reannah, Nolan, Maggie; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Michael, sisters, Effie Martin, Tena Ruggles. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, from where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday with Rev. Gordon MacDermid officiating, assisted by Rev. Murdock MacRae. Burial in Southbrook Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. 2/28/2008 Born in Sydney

Burrell Harry William Burrell Cape Breton Post 5/21/2008 Harry William Burrell 77, Sydney - Harry William Burrell, born Sept. 29, 1930, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur and Katherine (Gillis) Burrell. Harry was retired from the N.S. Liquor Commission. He is survived by sons, Paul Burrell, Sydney, Gregory Burrell, New Victoria; daughters, Valerie Burrell, Ontario, and Jessica Burrell, Boston; by four sisters, five brothers and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Grabell. Visitation for the late Mr. Burrell will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. On line condolences may be sent to Always In Our Hearts 5/17/2008 Born in Harrisburg, PA

Burton Lillian E. Burton Cape Breton Post 6/10/2008 Lillian E. Burton Bay St. Lawrence Jan. 7, 1923-June 8, 2008 = It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Burton, 85, of Bay St. Lawrence. She passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Highland Manor in Neil's Harbour. Born in Meat Cove, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Theresa (MacLellan) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Margaret's parish, St. Margaret's Village. Lillian was known by all for her honesty, kindness and hospitality. There is nothing she enjoyed more than receiving friends and enjoying a good chat over a cup of tea. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Edward (Heather), Cleveland, N.S., Stewart (Cassie), Craigmore, N.S., and Scott, Bay St. Lawrence; and her daughters, Teresa (Mike), Nanaimo, B.C., Bernice (Wayne), Port Hawkesbury, N.S., and Jean, Bay St. Lawrence. She is also survived by a sister, Helen' and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry, sisters Annie Mae, Catherine and Margaret, brothers, John Hughie, Murdock James, Joseph and Lawrence, a grandson Graham and a daughter-in-law, Donna J. Dixon. Visitation for Lillian Burton will be held today (Tuesday), June 10, 2008, in St. Margaret's Parish Centre, St. Margaret's Village, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church with Fr. William MacPherson officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. The funeral is under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Donations in Lillian's memory may be made to the parish building fund or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at The family of Lillian Burton wishes to thank all the wonderful staff at the Highland Manor for their endless professionalism and their loving care. 6/8/2008 Born in Meat Cove

Burtt Frances Burtt Cape Breton Post 4/24/2008 Frances Burtt Campbellford, Ont. - Frances Burtt, suddenly at her home in Campbellford, Ont., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in her 84th year. A former resident of Whitney Pier, she was the loving wife of the late Linus Burtt. Beloved mother of Nancy Swaby, Port Moody, B.C., and Marlene Sarles, Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Kiel Swaby, B.C. Sister of the late Phyllis Macaulay, Shirley Trutz and Gordon Dunn. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Dianna Townsend (Mingarelli), 1225 Coxheath Rd., Sydney, N.S., B1L 1B4. 2/28/2008


Butts Gerald Butts Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Gerald Butts 82, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Gerald Butts, 82, of Glace Bay. Gerald was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Butts of Glace Bay. Gerald was a veteran of the Second World War. Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his first wife, Jenny Johnson, his second wife, Helen Eveleigh, both of Glace Bay, brother, Kenneth Butts (Lil Taylor), St. Catharines, Ont. Gerald is survived by sisters, Eileen (Al) Tanner, St. Catharines, Ont., Isabel (late James Burte), Glace Bay; brother, Eric (Ada) Butts, St. Catharines, Ont.; aunt, Beatie MacDonald; stepchildren, Linda, Pasty, Shelly and John and their families of which there are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews of Glace Bay and St. Catharines, Ont. Visitation for the late Gerald Butts will take place in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Tuesday, May 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to 5/6/2008


Cadden Norma Jean (Sellars) Cadden Cape Breton Post 10/20/2008 Norma Jean (Sellars) Cadden - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Jean (Sellars) Cadden on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Dartmouth Regional Hospital in Dartmouth, N.S. Norma was born in New Waterford, C.B., N.S., Nov. 28, 1943. She was a member of Calvin United Church. Norma was known for her fun spirit and high scholastic achievement in school. In her youth, she was on the student council and was a valued member of the Central School basketball team, helping her team to win several championships. Norma was an honorary student at college in Toronto, Ont. She was a loving mother to her daughter Sally. Life was not kind to Norma, but through her times of adversity, she would always greet people with a sweet, genuine smile and was extremely kind and giving. Norma is survived by her daughter, Sally Joan Cadden, Toronto, Ont.; her sister, Joan (Danny) MacDonald, West Bay, N.S.; her brothers, Gordon, Toronto, Earl (Millie), Belleville, Ont. and many nieces, nephews and cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a service Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at Calvin United Church, New Waterford, N.S. Following will be a graveyard service at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvin United Church, or to a charity of your choice. 10/16/2008 born in New Waterford

Caines Harold William (Billy) Caines Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Harold William (Billy) Caines 72, Boularderie / Glace Bay - It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all - Harold (Billy) Caines - on Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Harold was the son of the late Harold and Ester (Harris) Caines. Harold was employed at Devco, Collieries No.12, 18, and 20. Harold was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Harold is survived by his wife, Margaret (Livingstone) Caines; daughter, Brenda Southwell; sons, Kevin (Louise) Caines, Glace Bay, Joe (Joanne) Caines, Dominion, Wayne Canes; sisters, Rhoda Caines, Glace Bay, Olive (Sam) Vokey, Glace Bay; brothers, John Caines, Glace Bay, Jerry (Chris) Caines, Glace Bay; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Harold was predeceased by a son, Donnie, brothers, Lesley and Jimmy, and sister, Shirley. Visitation for the late Harold 'Billy' Caines will take place at Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Monday, May 19, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to take place Tuesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating, burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney-Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Harold's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to 5/16/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Cairns Reine A. Cairns Cape Breton Post 12/31/2008 Reine A. Cairns Windsor/Sydney - Passed away peacefully, at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, N.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. She was formerly a resident of Townsend Street, Sydney. Born in Montreal, Reine was a daughter of the late Jean Batiste and Elisabeth (Daenan) Paklarian. She was educated at L'Institute Evangelique de Pointe aux Trembles. During the Second World War, she was employed as a governess in the household of the late Mr. Samuel S. Cohen, Supt. Of the Jewish General Hospital and Mrs. Cohen in Montreal. In 1947, she came to Sydney after marrying her late husband, Arthur Pringle Cairns. Reine was a member and the first lady elder of St. Andrew's United Church. She was active in the affairs of the congregation and for many years, was a delegate from St. Andrew's United Church to the Sydney Council of Churches. Reine was the last surviving member of the John Pringle Unit of the United Church Women. She was, for many years, the superintendent of the Central Sunday School. Reine was a past noble grand and treasurer of Martha Rebekah Lodge No. 29 and was a former member of Sisters of N. Clarke Wallace LOBA. She was a past president of Ashby Home and School Association and of the Sydney Council of Home and Schools. Reine is survived by her son, Ken (Lynn), New Minas; two grandsons, Garett (Roylene Ripley), Amherst, and Brandon, New Minas; one great-granddaughter, Chloe; great-grandsons, Caleb and Jacob; two nephews, Robert, Roger, Montreal. Also surviving are two of her "Montreal children," Shelby Shapiro, San Diego, and Dr. John Cohen, Denver Colo. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur and brothers, Roger and Rene. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to be held in Saint Andrew's United Church, Sydney, Sunday 2 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or Saint Andrew's United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 12/31/2008


Caldwell Mary Elaine Clarkson Caldwell Cape Breton Post 5/14/2008 Mary Elaine Clarkson Caldwell Birmingham, Ala./Sydney Mines - Mary Elaine Clarkson Caldwell passed away on April 28, 2008, in Birmingham, Ala. She is formerly from Sydney Mines. She is survived by Quincy Caldwell; daughter, Roberta; sons, Everett, Russel and Curtis (Cathy); granddaughter, Keely; sister, Beth; brothers, Harvey (Ann Marie), Russell and Bobby. The funeral took place in Birmingham, May 1, 2008. 4/28/2008


Callahan Eileen Stagg Callahan Cape Breton Post 2/22/2008 Eileen Stagg Callahan - Eileen Stagg Callahan died peacefully Feb. 17, 2008, at Sonoma Health Care Center, Sonoma, Calif., after a 20-year battle with various types of cancer. Born in North Sydney, Aug. 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Young) McTimoney. Survived by her former husband, Mervyn Stagg; her daughter, Janice (Roger) Harris; sons, Jim (Dayna) Stagg, Bill (Kim) Stagg; sisters, Mary Kreile, Connie (Phillip) Legere; brothers, Bill (Joyce) Young and David (Rayeanne) McTimoney; grandchildren, John, Rick, Kimberley, Randi, Sierra and five great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Callahan. Eileen was an administrator of White Sands of La Jolla and Wesley Palms Retirement Homes in California. In 1962, Eileen and family moved to southern Californa but Cape Breton always remained in her heart. 2/17/2008 Born in North Sydney, Aug. 20, 1928

Cameron Alexander Cameron Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 Alexander Cameron MacPhee's Corner - Alexander Cameron, 44, of MacPhee's Corner, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of Catherine (Wallace) Cameron of Antigonish and the late Thane Cameron Sr. For several years, Alex was a dairy herdsman and the past 18 years dairy milk recording supervisor in the central Nova Scotia region. Alex and his family volunteered with the 4H program in Rawdon. He attended at St. Bridgets Church, Shubenacadie and Holy Cross RC Church in Middle Musquodoboit. Surviving are his wife, Lynn (Patterson); sons, Calvin at NSAC, Sheldon and daughters, Joslyn and Nikola, all at home; brothers, Thane Jr. (Susan), Antigonish, Bernard (Donna), Sussex,, N.B., Kerase (Carol Ann), Antigonish, Leslie (Alison), Antigonish, John Allan (Krista), Truro; sisters, Evelyn (Peter) Alex, Antigonish, Anne, Antigonish; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) at Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie with funeral mass on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Bridgets RC Church, Shubenacadie, Fr. Gregory Agyeman officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Middle Musquobodoit. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences to ettingerfuneralhome@ hotmail.com. 1/26/2008 Born in Antigonish

Cameron Emily Elizabeth 'Bessie' (MacNeil) Cameron Cape Breton Post 6/11/2008 Emily Elizabeth 'Bessie' Cameron (MacNeil) 87, Scotchtown - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Emily Elizabeth 'Bessie' Cameron (MacNeil) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at New Waterford Hospital. Born in Whitney Pier, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Rebecca (Garland) MacNeil. Bessie was a member of St. Alphonsus Church, Victoria Mines. Her warmth and generous nature made her the heart of our home and the love of our life. She will always be remembered for her keen sense of humour and ability to entertain at moments notice. Our hearts are filled with loving memories of the warmth and kindness she had for everyone. She will be sadly missed by all and forever live in our hearts. She is survived by her daughters, Anne (John) Stevens, Toronto, Lois (Robert) Greene, Dartmouth, Sylvia (Romeo) Melanson, New Waterford, Cindy (Brian) Horwath, Scotchtown; sons, Hector, Dartmouth, Francis (Charlene), Vancouver; brother, Walter MacNeil, Sydney; sister, Mary Poirier, Sydney; grandchildren, Cameron, Joy, Andrea and Stephen, Raymond, Robert and Christine; and great-grandchildren. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Alexander, daughter, Sandra, brothers, John, Raymond, Joseph, Tom, Jim, Ed and George, sister, Annie Cusack. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass celebrating Bessie's life will take place Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria, with burial in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in St. Joseph's Church Hall, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton (New Waterford). Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Special recognition goes to Dolly, her faithful and loving caregiver. Also, special thanks to Dr. Littlejohn, nurses, and staff of Level Two, New Waterford Hospital, for their care and compassion. 6/10/2008 Born in Whitney Pier

Cameron Marie (Carmichael) Cameron Cape Breton Post 4/22/2008 Marie (Carmichael) Cameron - Marie (Carmichael) Cameron, 75, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2008. Born in Tarbot, Victoria County, C.B., she was the daughter of the late Archie and Margaret (MacPhee) Carmichael of Ben Eoin. Beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by sons, Michael (Linda) Stewart; daughters, Cindy (Al), Claire (Larry), Virginia (Mark); 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Bernie (Louise), New Waterford, Rod of Florida, Jack (Margie), and Archie; sisters, Flo Johnston, Dena (Donald) Johnston, Phyllis (Ron) Youden, all of Sydney, and Carol (Danny) MacLellan, East Bay; sister-in-law, Charlene, Ontario. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Marie was also predeceased by husband, Palmer Cameron, New Waterford, brothers, Elmer and Roy, grandson, Christopher of Ontario, brother-in-law, Willie Johnston and sister-in-law, Connie Carmichael. Marie was an avid painter, reader and amateur genealogist, spending many hours researching her family history. A service will take place at Aliston, Ont., on April 25. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Spina Bifida Association. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper in your ear We love you and we miss you And wish that you were here Deep in our hearts your life is kept To love and cherish not forget No more tomorrows can we share But yesterdays are always there. 24/05/2008 - Marie (Carmichael) Cameron Funeral Service - A funeral service for Marie (Carmichael) Cameron, who passed away on April 19, 2008, in Ontario, will be held at St. Mary's Church, East Bay, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the parish cemetery. 4/19/2008 Born in Tarbot, Victoria County

Cameron Martha Margaret Cameron Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Martha Margaret Cameron 72, Sydney - Martha Margaret Cameron, 72, Sydney, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born July 19, 1935 in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward Cameron and the late Dorothy Florence (Shaugharue/Gillis) Cameron. Martha retired from Maritime Tel & Tel as Assistant Chief Operator in 1992 after 35 years of service. The focus of Martha's life and the source of her greatest joy was family. She took great delight in her many nieces and nephews. In Martha, every member of her family knew a sister/aunt who greatly loved them, doted on them, indulged them, celebrated their joys and shared their disappointments. Martha greatly loved them all. With her, they always had a place to come home to; a place where they belonged. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Jean (Robert) Proctor, Lower Sackville, N.S.; brothers John Daniel "Dinky" (Donna Lee), Coxheath; Donald Joseph (Joanne), Gatineau, P.Q.; Kevin James (Margaret), Calgary; nieces and nephews Sarah and Robert Proctor; Kevin and Sylvia Cameron, Shelley, Kimberly and Amber Hodges, Leeanne and Glen Wall; Darcy, Cecelia and Dorothy Cameron; Brock, Mitchell, Reid, and Lydia Cameron; Donald Cameron and Carol Ann Meerman; Cameron Andrea and Dale Doucette; Ronald Paquette, Keri Lynn Galisky, Kaidon and Craig Paquette; brothers-in law Robert Andrea (Shirley); Ron Paquette (Marg). Martha was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Dorothy Cameron; brother, Edward Alexander, sister-in-law Margaret; sisters Cecelia Gladys (Andrea) and Judith Elaine (Paquette). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at Martha's request. Funeral mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, Father Errol Macdonald officiating. A reception will follow in the church. A private family internment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or CB Palliative Care. On line condolences may be sent to: 5/29/2008 Born July 19, 1935 in Sydney

Cameron Norman Lemuel Cameron Cape Breton Post 3/13/2008 Norman Lemuel Cameron Grand River - Norman Lemuel Cameron of Grand River, passed away peacefully at the Richmond Villa in St. Peter's, on March 11, 2008, due to the ravages of old age; he was two months short of his 98th birthday. Norman was born in Grand River on May 6, 1910, the third child and first son of the late Mary Ann 'Annie' (Bethune-MacLeod) and John H. Cameron. He received his education in the Grand River and St. Peter's schools, then followed his sisters in the teaching profession. He soon realized that teaching was not what he liked doing and enrolled in the Maritime Business College, graduating in 1930 with a commercial course. Norman then worked for a number of companies in Halifax before going to work in Baddeck for his mother's cousin, Norman Bethune. It was here that he met the love of his life, the late Christine E. Matheson of Aberdeen, and they were married in December 1939. The couple settled in Grand River at that time and Norman began working for his father's business, Cameron's General Store. He eventually bought the business and ran it for 28 years until it was sold in 1976. Norman and Chris enjoyed a healthy, productive life running the store and in retirement until Chris's death in 2001; and with the help of his son, Norman maintained their home until moving to the villa in January 2008. Norman was never around the Cabot Trail or further west than Sackville, N.B.; but he taught his children how to swim, how to skate, how to row a dory and the importance of honesty. In his quiet way, he deeply cared for those that cared for and loved him. He is survived by his son, Kenneth F., Grand River; and daughter, Norma (Margie), Halifax. As well as his wife and parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Annabel MacDonald, Sadie MacLeod and Greta Shaw, brothers, Dr. John R. 'Roddie' (Connie) and Kenneth M. (Mary), daughter-in-law, Shirley Larkin-Cameron. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in the Grand River United Church at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008, with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the summer. Family flowers only, donations may be made in Norman's memory to any charity of choice. 3/11/2008 born in Grand River on May 6, 1910

Campbell Angus Campbell Cape Breton Post 1/17/2008 CAMPBELL, Angus(Formerly of Glencoe, Cape Breton). At his residence, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, January 17, 2008, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Isabel. Dear father of Michael (Leslie), Wayne (Libby), Sandra (Robert), Larry, Bill (Roselind), and Theresa. Loving Papa of Travis, Erin, Leah, Nolan, Kelty, Andrea, Neil, Danica, Jacqueline and Megan. Brother of Joseph (Kay), Mary and Annabel (Steve). Uncle Angus will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at THE FUNERAL HOME OF O'CONNOR BROS., 1871 Danforth Ave. (2 blocks west of the Woodbine subway station), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Dunstan's Church (3150 Danforth Ave., Toronto), on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to ShareLife would be appreciated. 1/17/2008


Campbell Eva Cecilia Campbell Cape Breton Post 10/16/2008 Eva Cecilia Campbell 88, Sydney - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of Eva Cecilia Campbell on Oct. 15, 2008, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility. Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary (Fougere) Tromans. She was a longtime resident of Grand Lake Road. Eva was a member of the United Ostomy Association. She enjoyed needlework, quilting, puzzles, scrabble and bingo. Eva is survived by her four children, Margaret (Ralph) Trenchard, Sydney, Susan Campbell, Sydney, Joseph (Catherine) Campbell, Halifax, Charlotte (Bruce) Mortimer, Sydney; five siblings, Rose Roache, Moncton, Shirley Publicover, Halifax, Lena Whalen, Sydney, Benjamin Tromans, Kempt Head, Ambrose Tromans, Ontario. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Stephen Crossman, Halifax, Arthur and Allister Trenchard, Sydney, Mitchell and Brandy Mortimer, Sydney; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Mugridge, Sydney, Jillian Trenchard, Sydney; as well as special friend and sister-in-law, Mary Debison, South Bar; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Sidney Campbell in 2005, sister, Marie Tromans, and brothers, George and Alfred Tromans. Visitation will take place Friday, Oct. 17 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 10/15/2008 Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Sydney

Campbell Fr. Leo Campbell Cape Breton Post 5/1/2008 Fr. Leo Campbell - A memorial mass for Fr. Leo Campbell, who died in Toronto on Feb. 14, 2008, will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Dominion, Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. A celebration of his life to follow in the church hall. 2/14/2008


Campbell Harry James Campbell Cape Breton Post 2/6/2008 Harry James Campbell 57, Main-a-Dieu It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Harry Campbell, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at home. He is survived by his wife, Julia; two sons, Kevin and Stephen. Visitation will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Harry James Campbell 57, Main-a-Dieu - Funeral announcement - There will be no public visitation. Cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving visitors from 12 p.m. until service time at 1 p.m., Friday at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Reception to follow. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 2/2/2008


Campbell John (Jim) James Campbell Cape Breton Post 2/8/2008 John (Jim) James Campbell 83, Sydney - Jim Campbell, 83, of Sydney, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at the J.K. MacDonald Guest Home, Antigonish. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Roddie and Rebecca (MacDonald) Campbell. Jim was retired from UCCB and he was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary (Mackie); daughter, Pat (Dave) Muggah, Sydney; sons, Jim (Ann Marie), Sydney, Dan (Margaret), Grand Lake Road, Ray (Linda), Sydney; sister, Rebecca Campbell, Glace Bay; brother, Ray (Evelyn), Sudbury, Ont.; grandchildren, Tracey, Chris, Suzanne, Ashley, Shawn, Tian, John; great grandchildren, Abby, Emma, James, Justin, Carter and Rudy. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Catherine, Doris, Rhodena, brothers, Charles and Daniel. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at Sydney Memorial Chapel, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the VON or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/7/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Campbell Rev. Leo Charles Campbell Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 Rev. Leo Charles Campbell, C.S.B. - Rev. Leo Charles Campbell, C.S.B., died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Toronto. One of eight children born to Leo and Christina (MacLeod) Campbell. He was born July 20, 1939, in Dominion, N.S. He entered the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) in 1966 and was ordained a priest on June 15, 1974. As a priest, he served as teacher and administrator at Michael Power High School, Toronto; Assumption College School, Windsor; St. Mary's High School, Calgary; St. Mary's College, Sault Ste. Marie; and St. Michael's College School, Toronto. Most recently, he served as associate pastor of Holy Rosary parish, Toronto. Fr. Campbell was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Catherine and his stepmother, Jackie (Pickup) Campbell. He is survived by his brothers, Arthur, Terrance, John and George, and his sisters, Sheila Murphy and Josephine Stoyles, his stepbrother, Frank Pickup, stepsister, Micky Barrett and an aunt, Mary Collins. Friends called at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West (at Tweedsmuir), Monday, Feb. 18 from 2-9 p.m. A vigil service was held at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Interment in the Basilian Plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St. Michael's College School, 1515 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ont., M5P 3H4. 2/14/2008 born July 20, 1939, in Dominion

Campbell Ronald Patrick Campbell Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 Ronald Patrick Campbell Mill Creek - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and brother, Ronald Patrick Campbell on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at his home in Mill Creek, with his angel Betty by his side. Born in Mill Creek, he was the son of the late Nathaniel and Hazel (Marsh) Campbell. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or. Ronald was employed by the Cape Breton Development Corp. until his retirement in 1990. In his youth, dad was a lover of hunting but his real passion was fly-fishing on the Margaree River with family and friends. It gave him great joy to attend fly-tying classes with his buddies in Sydney Mines and to swap fishing stories and new techniques on how to catch the big one. Dad will be forever missed by his loving wife of 46 years and best friend, Betty (Arsenault). As a constant companion and caregiver, mom made it possible for dad to live through a lengthy illness from the warmth of his own home. Dad's greatest achievements were his sons and daughters, whom he greatly loved and in whom he had great pride, Johnny (Belinda) Campbell, Georges River, Jamie (Laura Lee) Campbell, Dartmouth, LaRose (Troy) MacLean, Bras d'Or, Kevin (Maxine) Campbell, North Sydney, Nancy (Lonnie) MacNeil, Georges River, Janet Campbell, Bras d'Or and Sheila (Allan) Boutilier, Eastern Passage. His 11 grandchildren, whom he loved equally, were always a great source of joy, Ryan, Maranda, Jackey, Katrina, Jamie Lee, Cody, Colton, Laurissa, Blaire Brooke and Shyla. Also surviving are his faithful and caring mother-in-law, Mary Arsenault; his loving sisters and spouses, Gerry (Murdoch) Power, Yvonne (Billy) Munroe, Joan (Ivan) Jessome, Brenda Howley (Wayne) and Linda Campbell. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Kevin in infancy. Following our father's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to . "We asked God to take care of you and he answered in his own way. There is peace in the valley for all of us some day." "We'll miss you Dad" 1/25/2008 Born in Mill Creek

Campbell Russell V. Campbell Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 Russell V. Campbell 51, Big Bras d'Or/Edmonton - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Russell Campbell, announce his sudden passing Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Sydney Mines, the eldest son of Norma and the late Donald Campbell of Big Bras d'Or. He was a member of St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or. Russell is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sylvia (Harrison) Campbell; daughter, Kimberly (John) Luchak; sons, Darrell and Christopher (Cari), Edmonton, Alta.; by five grandchildren, Jacob, Kathryn, Kalina, Carter and Christian, who were always a constant source of joy for Russell. Russell is also survived by brothers, Blair (Shelley) and Reid (Lorelei); sisters, Denise (David) Oake and Lorna Anderson; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Besides his father, Russell was predeceased by his daughter, Ashley, brothers, Kenny, niece, Cora-Lee Campbell, nephew, Andrew Campbell and brother-in-law, Glenn Harrison. Russell spent most of his life in Big Bras d'Or working at various jobs and raising his family. In recent years he and his family moved to Edmonton, Alta., where he worked in the construction trade up until his illness in September. There will be no visitation by request of the family. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service will take place Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or, with Rev. Sean Hancock officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald McGuire. Donations in Russell's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. John's United Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at . Russell's wish was always to return home and he is now resting in peace in Cape Breton . . . The place he loved most. 1/24/2008 born in Sydney Mines

Campbell Sidney Augustus Campbell Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 Sidney Augustus Campbell 90, Westmount - Sidney Campbell passed away Jan. 25, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Car Facility with his family at his side. Born in Westmount, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude (Hunt) Campbell. He served with the medical corp overseas during the Second World War. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 151, East Bay. Sidney worked at Point Edward Naval Base and the Cape Breton Hospital until his retirement in 1975. He is survived by his special nephew, Lloyd Hilton (Bev), Sydney; his sister-in-law, Audrey Worrell, Ontario; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ethel in 2004, sisters, Oliver (Arthur) Hilton, Marie (Julian) Ponee and Mae (William) Legge. Visitation will be at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 1/25/2008 Born in Westmount

Campbell Stephen Campbell Cape Breton Post 2/26/2008 Stephen Campbell 66, Main-a-Dieu - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Stephen Campbell which occurred Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Main-a-Dieu, he was the son of the late Colin and Isabelle (Locke) Campbell. He was employed as a coal miner for Devco for 27 years. Stephen was an avid card player, he enjoyed being outdoors and socializing with friends and family he had a great sense of humour, he loved to laugh and to make people laugh. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Lynk); children, Patsy (Buddy) Hurley, New Waterford, David Campbell, Fort St. John, B.C.; stepsons, Mark Lahey, Sydney, Jason Lahey (Leone Phillipo), Kingston, Rannie (Carol Ann) MacDonald, Glace Bay. He is also survived by his siblings, Jimmy, Joe (Yvonne), Robert (Loretta), Peter (Anita), Andrew (Annie Mae), Victor, Tommy (Gwen), Frankie (Peggy), Selby (Melba), Raymond (Joanne), John Hugh, Keith (Roseanne), Garfield (Tammy), Theresa Spencer, Margie Campbell, Georgina (Garfield) McNamara, Pauline (Armand) Dennis, Alice Campbell; grandchildren, Steven, Abbie, Amber, Shaleen, Blair, Samantha, Dylan, Emily and Alisha and great-grandson, Jayden Blair; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ada, and brother, Greg. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Reception to follow. Burial to take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 2/22/2008 Born in Main-a-Dieu

Campbell Thomas J. Campbell Cape Breton Post 5/8/2008 Thomas J. Campbell 67, Florence - We family of Thomas Campbell, 67, of Florence, regret to announce his passing on May 7, 2008, at home. It was a peaceful journey home to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Florence, Tom was the son of the late Edward and Agnes (Miller) Campbell. He was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence. Tom was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83, Florence. He worked for Devco until his retirement. Tom was a board member of the Miner's Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia (Boutilier) Campbell, Florence; daughters, Beverly (Bernie) Young, Guelph, Ont., and Lorna (Daniel) Jobes, Florence; a son, Joseph Campbell, Guelph, Ont.; brothers, Raymond (Barbara) Miller, Florida, Bill (Odille) Campbell, Arichat; sisters, Barbara (Stemmer) MacMullin, Florence, Linda (Joe) McCarthy, Sydney Mines; and a very special aunt, Millie Campbell, Big Bras d'Or, who was like a second mother to Tom. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Edmund Stapleton (Lisa Walsh), Krystel Stapleton (Mark Gerrow), Nicole Young, Alicia and Victoria Campbell; step-grandchildren, Rob Martell, Darren Martell, Shelley Martell and Janet Maxwell; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Edmund, Merisah, Matthew, Hailey and Jayden; step-great-grandchildren, Kaelin Parks, Taylor and Ryan Maxwell, Christopher and Kyle Martell; many nieces and nephews; and his best friend of 62 years, who he greatly cared for, Dal MacDonald. Tom's other best friend of five years, his dog JR, was a great companion. Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by a brother, Lorne, and a sister, Catherine Visitation for Thomas Campbell will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Friday, May 9, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence, with Norma Mills officiating. The burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines. After the burial, there will be a reception at the Florence Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/7/2008 Born in Florence

Cann Catherine 'Kay' Cann Cape Breton Post 2/21/2008 Catherine 'Kay' Cann 75, Frenchvale Aug 7, 1932 - Feb. 19, 2008 - With broken hearts, we the family regretfully announce the passing of our wife and mother, Catherine 'Kay' Cann, on February 19, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Kay passed away surrounded by her loving family, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Katie) MacMullin Sr. Kay is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 54 years, Leonard, her daughter Debbie (Robert) Herridge, North Sydney, and her beloved cat, Smudge. She is also survived by a brother, Henry (Vicki) MacMullin, Creemore, Ont., and a sister, Annie Mae, Dunnville, Ont. and numerous sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, John and Roddie MacMullin. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Rick Barnes officiating. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to the family at "Her presence we will miss Her memory we will treasure Loving her always Forgetting her never" 2/19/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Cann Grant Cann Cape Breton Post 4/30/2008 Grant Cann 60, North Sydney - Grant Cann, 60, of North Sydney, passed away at his residence at New Dawn, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born at Halfway Road, North Sydney, Grant was the son of John and the late Irene Cann. He was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney. He was formerly employed with Marine Atlantic. In his younger years Grant was active in baseball and hockey. He is survived by his father, John; sister, Sheila MacNeil, Sydney Mines; and by a brother, Jimmie (Verna) Cann, North Sydney; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Irene. Visitation for the late Grant Cann will be held at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines, Thursday, May 1from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Richie Robinson officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Giles Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com. 4/30/2008 Born at Halfway Road, North Sydney

Cann Violet Cann Cape Breton Post 2/14/2008 Violet Cann 89, North Sydney - It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the death of Violet Cann, 89, a resident of Manning Street, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Violet was born in North Sydney, Sept. 4, 1918, the daughter of the late Richard and Hattie (Young) Clarke. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Reg) Stubbert, Bowmanville, Ont.; her sons, Bill (Pat), George's River, Ross (Lois), Michael (Christine), both of North Sydney; son-in-law, Robert Gouthro, North Sydney; her sister, Lillian Johnston, North Sydney; grandchildren, Billy, Rick, David, Ryan, Shawn, Troy, Jaret, Sheila-Jean, Allan and Aaron; two great-grandchildren, Railyn and Grayson Cann. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James Cann, two daughters, Jean Cann and Betty Gouthro, her son, Jimmy Cann, sisters, Doris, Blanche, Marge, Mary and brothers, Charlie, Gordon and June. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to . 2/12/2008 born in North Sydney, Sept. 4, 1918

Capstick Margaret Beatrice Capstick Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Margaret Beatrice Capstick 84, Capstick - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Beatrice Capstick, a resident of Capstick, Victoria Co., on Thursday, May 15, 2008. Born in Capstick, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Theresa (MacLellan) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Margaret's Parish, Bay St. Lawrence. Margaret was a kind and loving member of not only our family, but also the community of Bay St. Lawrence. As an active member of the Parish, the Central Co-op, and a school teacher, she gave of herself for the people around her, and expected nothing in return but a friendly smile. She will be missed by all. She will be deeply missed by her sons, David (Rhonda) Ont.; Lawrence (Carol) Sydney; daughter, Vivian (Gabriel Sr.) Halifax; grandchildren Sharlene, Trevor, Warren, Melanie, and Gabriel Jr.; great-granddaughter Madison; and sisters, Lillian and Helen. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Edmond; sisters, Annie Mae and Catherine, and brothers, John Hughie, Murdock James, Joseph, and Lawrence. Visitation for Margaret Capstick will be held Monday, May 19, 2008, in St. Margaret's Parish Center, from 6-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church, with Fr. William MacPherson officiating. The funeral is under the care and direction of J.M.Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Bay St. Lawrence Parish building fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/15/2008 Born in Capstick, Victoria Co.

Cardwell Emily Cardwell

Emily Cardwell, Baddeck There will be a memorial service and celebration of life held on Sunday, May 3, 2009, in memory of Emily Grace Cardwell. Emily died December 12, 2008, following a tragic car accident in St. Ann’s, Cape Breton. She was 26 years old. She worked at the Baddeck Tim Hortons for several years, from 2006 to 2008, and many customers remember her sweet and friendly smile. She also worked at The Water’s Edge restaurant and at the time of her passing she was living in Sydney, N.S., worked on her GED. The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park, just outside Baddeck, N.S. We will gather in the parking area, at the trailhead for a short ceremony. Rev. Lloyd Murdock will officiate and we will hear readings by Emily’s family and friends. There will also be an opportunity for those gathered to voice their memories of Emily. There will be a tree planted as well as seed packets given. Everyone is welcome. 12/12/2008


Carmichael James Peter Carmichael Cape Breton Post 6/16/2008 James Peter Carmichael 1927 - 2008 - James Peter Carmichael, 84, of ProTem Health Services and formerly of Coronation Dr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 12, 2008. Born November 29, 1923, in North Sydney, N.S., he was the son of the late Grace (Jackson) and John George Carmichael. He worked at the Moncton Airport as a Radar and Electronics Technician for the Department of Transport until his retirement in 1978 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Moncton Area and Moncton Seniors Amateur Radio Club as well as a member of Mount Royal United Church. He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Wendy (Ric) Christie of Kitchener ON and Claudia (John) Logan of Moncton and grandchildren, Jillian Christie and Emily and Grant Logan. He is also survived by two brothers, Gordon (Doris) and George (Ruth); sister-in-law, Mildred, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Blanche (Keeping) in 1996 and his brother, Vernon in 1985. Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Mount Royal United Church on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted with Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. Remembrances in Jim's memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Mount Royal United Church or a charity of the donor's choice. A book of condolences can be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca. Jim's family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at ProTem for the loving care he received while he was there. 6/2/2008 Born November 29, 1923, in North Sydney

Carmichael Leona Jean Carmichael Cape Breton Post 1/17/2008 Leona Jean Carmichael 78, Dartmouth Leona Jean Carmichael of Dartmouth, died peacefully at home Jan. 15, 2008, with her husband at her side. Born in Sandy Point, Shelburne County, N.S., on Nov. 21, 1929, of parents Frederick and Margaret Rose, the eldest of four children. She is survived by her husband, Elgie; brothers, Frederick (Alex), wife Wanda, Bridgewater, Gary, wife Judy, Shelburne; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Irving. The body has been cremated and there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, at a later date. Interment of ashes in Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the VON. Special thanks to the VON staff for their care and kindness over the past two years. Also, the Palliative Care team for their wonderful support to Jean. Online condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book at www.huskilson.net. 1/15/2008 Born in Sandy Point, Shelburne County, N.S., on Nov. 21, 1929

Carroll Christena Mae Carroll Cape Breton Post 2/1/2008 Christena Mae Carroll Nov. 6, 1931-Jan. 30, 2008 - With peaceful sadness, the family of Christena Mae Carroll announce her passing, Jan. 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving family at the Northside Guest Home, formerly from 51 Park Rd., Florence. Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late Neil John and Florence (Townley) MacRae. She was an elder of Saint Andrews United Church in Little Bras d'Or. Chris was a stay at home mom and was devoted to her seven children. Chris is survived by her sons, Richard (Pauline), Florence, Brian, Scarborough, Carman (Edie), Sydney Mines, Sid (Carol), Bramford; her daughters, Heather (Derrick) Jessome, Florence, Charlene (Billy) McLellan, Trenton, and Joanne (Paul) Morrison, Sydney Mines; daughter-in-law, Sharon Carroll, Fort McMurray; sisters, Marg (Billy) Leblanc, Alder Point, Azina Leblanc, New Glasgow; sisters-in-law, Gene Delaney, Oxford, N.S, Ruth Carroll, Ontario. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Chris will also be sadly missed by her "extended family" at the Northside Community Guest Home. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bert Carroll (197O), her mother-in-law, Emma MacRae, her brothers, Phillip, Wally, Harry, Danny and Johnny, her sisters, Ann, Elizabeth and Jessie. Visitation for Chris will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home in Sydney Mines. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society. "Love you high as the sky and deep as the ocean" Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at . 1/30/2008 Born in Bras d'Or

Carroll Donna E. Carroll Cape Breton Post 3/10/2008 Donna E. Carroll 1952 - 2008 - Donna E. Carroll, age 55 years, of Riverview, passed away at the Moncton Hospital on Saturday, March 8, 2008, following a courageous six-and-a-half-year battle with breast cancer. Born on May 8, 1952, in Sydney Mines, N.S., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Mackenzie) Taylor. Donna was a devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed knitting, crafting, and cooking for her loving family. She will be sadly missed by her husband, John; daughter, Elaine and her husband, Patrick Russell of Riverview; son, Michael of Kingston Ont.; sister, Norma and her husband Dr. George Boyd of Sydney Forks, N.S.; brother, Dr. Bill Taylor and his wife Carol of Riverview; also by several nieces and nephews. Visitation is at the Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, N.B. today (Monday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Riverview Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Bernard Sloan officiating. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, Sydney Mines, N.S. in the spring. Donations in memory of Donna made to Friends of the Moncton Hospital 'Palliative Care' would be greatly appreciated by her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, (506) 857-9544. Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca. 3/8/2008 Born on May 8, 1952, in Sydney Mines

Carroll Ray F. Carroll (Dr.) Cape Breton Post 3/4/2008 Dr. Ray F. Carroll Dartmouth 1948-2008 - We sadly announce the death of a loving husband, father and brother, who died on Feb. 27, 2008. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Gervase Carroll, North Sydney, and Mary (MacIsaac) Carroll, Sydney. Ray graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University with a BBA and B.Ed. and later obtained his MBA and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. He was a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association (FCGA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA). Ray was dedicated to teaching and interdisciplinary learning. He published numerous journal articles and was co-author of several accounting textbooks. At the onset of his career Ray taught at the Nova Scotia Community College. During the latter part of his career, he was a professor at Dalhousie University. Ray was very proud of his children and grandchildren and took great pride in their accomplishments. He was devoted to his family and is survived by his loving wife, Carole (Power), with whom he shared a life of genuine love and friendship; children, Ray Jr. (Nicola) and grandchildren, Gavin and Melissa, Mathew (Sara) and Natacha; brothers, David, Russell, Basil (Raylene), all of Sydney, Frank (Barbara), Truro, Brent (Scelonia), Halifax; sisters, Elaine and Mary (Mike) Parago, both of Sydney; special sister-in-law, Violet, Kitchener, Ont.; stepmother, Joyce Carroll, North Sydney. He was predeceased by brothers, John (Violet), Leo and Brian in infancy. In keeping with Ray's wishes, there will be neither visitation nor funeral. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Professor Ray Carroll Prize in care of: External Relations, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., B3H 3J5; Tel: 902-494-8801, toll free 1-800-565-9969. 2/27/2008 Born in Sydney

Cathcart Josephine (Woodfine) Cathcart Cape Breton Post 5/22/2008 Josephine Cathcart (nee Woodfine) - After a brief illness on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Fondly remembered by Bill Cathcart. Dear mother of Kevin and Denise of Oshawa. Grandmother of Ashley and Alexandria of Oshawa. Sister of Augustine, Cecilia, Maryellen, Annie, Bernard, Tom and the late William. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. (at Roosevelt), Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial mass will be held at St. George's Roman Catholic Church, 415 Piccadilly Ave., Ottawa, Friday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com. 5/14/2008


Caume Raymond Julian Caume Cape Breton Post 1/22/2008 Raymond Julian Caume 1941-2008 - With peaceful sadness the family of Raymond Julian Caume announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Raymond and Vera (MacMullin) Caume. In his career, Ray was a salesperson with McCormick and London Life. Earlier he was employed as a CNA at the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth, St. Vincent's Guest Home, Halifax, and the Wellesley Hospital, Toronto. He also spent some time in the Monastery in Mabou. Ray was an avid 'Canadiens' fan and played golf and hockey earlier in life. He enjoyed skatingand frequent visits to Tim Hortons where he made many friends. Ray liked to sing and would sing a tune wherever he was, no matter who was listening. Raymond is survived by his son, Gregory (Suzanne), Lawrencetown; daughter, Denise (Andrew), Halifax; sisters, Louise, Glace Bay, Muriel, Reserve Mines, Valerie (Steve), Alton; brothers, John (Aurora), Brampton, Blair (Sandra), Glace Bay, Jerry (Karen), Newmarket, Wayne, Reserve Mines, Dale (Cathy), River Ryan, and Dana (Carol), Newmarket. He is also survived by former wife, Donna (Traboulsee); longtime friend, Kathleen Curtis; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. A private family visitation will take place. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Following the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the church basement. Interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for all the care and support they gave to Ray. As an expression of sympathy for Raymond, donations in his memory may be made to theMental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." 1/19/2008 Born in Reserve Mines

Chaisson Zepheron D. Chaisson Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Zepheron D. Chaisson 1924-2008 - Zepheron D. Chaisson passed away suddenly at the home of his son, Stanley, Central Caribou, on May 22, 2008. Born Aug. 6, 1924, he was the son of the late David and Catherine Ann (Burton) Chaisson, Sugar Loaf, Victoria County, Cape Breton. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dingwall. He was a double veteran, serving in both the Second World War and the Korean War. He is survived by sons, Stanley (Diane), Stewart (Rosalie), David (Faith), Johnny (Lisa), Richard (Melody); daughters, Margaret (Greg), Linda (Danny), Eileen (Sandy); 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo (Vonnie) and Charlie (Mavis). He was predeceased by his wife, Theresam daughter, Jackiem one brother and two sisters. Visitation will be in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall, Monday, May 26, 2008, after 12 noon. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m., Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial, under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only and memorial donations to be made to St. Joseph church. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at 5/22/2008 Born Aug. 6, 1924

Chant Brian Chant Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Brian Chant 1966-2008 Glace Bay/St. George, Nfld. - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Brian, on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at home, at the age of 41. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Calder Chant and the late Carol Chant (Phillips). He was employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken and most recently at Price Chopper in St. George, Nfld. He was also a member of United Baptist Church in Glace Bay. Brian was a country traveller and enjoyed hockey and baseball. Brian is survived by his companion, Deanne; daughter, Laura Lee; son, Brian; sisters, Pam, Glace Bay, Marlene (Ian), Alberta; brother, Gary (Lori), Glace Bay; nieces, Jennifer Jillian, Nicole, and Kim; nephews, John James and Justin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Brian Chant will take place Monday, May 26, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home & Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Donations in Brian's memory can be made to United Baptist Church. Online condolences can be sent to 5/21/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Chiasson Brian 'Swish' Chiasson Cape Breton Post 5/27/2008 Brian 'Swish' Chiasson 61, New Waterford - Brian Chiasson, 61, of Ross Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, surrounded by his family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Swish had been battling with cancer for six years although you would never know it by his positive outlook on life. Born in New Waterford, Swish was the son of Mary (Hennessey) Chiasson and the late Joseph A. Chiasson. He was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church. Swish worked for over 32 years in the coal mines. He loved sports and was an avid golfer and hunter. Swish played baseball, hockey with the Oldtimers and also liked to fish. He belonged to the Portage Golf Club in Cheticamp, and the Seaview Golf Club in North Sydney. Swish was a member of the Mount Carmel gym committee for many years as well as the KOC, Council 3209, New Waterford. Swish loved going to his trailer in Cheticamp, spending time with his family and friends and planting his garden. He used to call Cheticamp 'His Little Florida.' Swish will be remembered as a very loving and compassionate man known for his great sense of humour and hardy laugh. He is survived by his wife the former, Annie Mae Poirier; one daughter, Kim Billard, Sackville, N.S.; and one son, Derek, British Columbia. Swish is survived by two brothers, Alphonse (Dorothy), Ontario, Greg (Denise), British Columbia; four sisters, Bernadette (Wayne) Muir, New Waterford, Sue (Mike) Odo, Lingan, Paula (Gerard) Boudreau, New Victoria, and Cheryl (Greg) Desrosier, New Waterford. Swish is survived by his pride and joy, grandchildren, Blake and Jace Billard. Well known to many, Swish will be sadly missed by his friends, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Besides his dad, Swish was predeceased by one sister, Barb Hawley. Visitation is Wednesday, May 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church with interment in the parish cemetery. After the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception at the KOC Hall, Plummer Avenue. Members of the KOC will say prayers Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy for Swish, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/26/2008 Born in New Waterford

Chiasson Charles Joseph 'Charlie' Chiasson Cape Breton Post 3/11/2008 Charles Joseph 'Charlie' Chiasson 50, Petit Étang - Charles Joseph 'Charlie' Chiasson, 50, Petit Étang, died suddenly on March 8, 2008, at home.Born in Chéticamp on April 3, 1957, he was the beloved son of the late Thaddéo and Marie (Chiasson) Chiasson, Petit Étang. Charlie was a member of St. Peter's Church, Chéticamp, and was employed by Pleasant Bay Fisheries. Charlie loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He would often be found travelling the trails around his home, either on foot or on his four-wheeler. He would always be up for a good night of playing cards. Charlie was an avid and lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and remained a dedicated supporter of the team in good seasons and bad. While Charlie was a quiet man, the impact he has left on those who knew him is monumental. He had a heart of gold, and was always helping others, whether asked, or simply because he knew on his own that they could use a helping hand. Countless numbers of people have benefited from his kindness, generosity and friendship, and his passing leaves a significant void in the lives and hearts of many. To say that he will be greatly missed is an understatement. Left to mourn Charlie's passing are his brothers, Cyril, Chéticamp, Gaston (Lorraine), Belle Côte; his sisters, Laurette Desveaux, Petit Étang, Éthel MacKinnon(André Poirier) and Nettie, Chéticamp; Marie Colombe (Camille Robichaud), Metéghan,Judy ( James Scott), Mill Village, Stella Chiasson (Nancy Eisenhauer), Halifax, Germaine (Germain Bourgeois), Belle Marche, Martine (Pierre-Joseph Camus), Sydney; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by three brothers in infancy, sister, Micheline, dear friend and brother-in-law, Alex-John Desveaux. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7- 9 p.m. at the Chéticamp Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday in St. Peter's Church, Chéticamp, Rev. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial to follow at a later date in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Chéticamp Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to . 3/8/2008 Born in Chéticamp on April 3, 1957

Chiasson Margaret Ellen Chiasson Cape Breton Post 5/12/2008 Margaret Ellen Chiasson 1922-2008 Reserve Mines - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Ellen Chiasson, 85, of 29 Official Row, Reserve Mines. Margaret passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. She had been a resident of Seaview Manor since January of this year. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (MacDonald) Howley. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Margaret was a former member of Branch 2 Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Reserve Mines. She loved to crochet, knit and was a great seamstress. In her earlier years she was a member of a few bowling leagues. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Marion (who resided with her mother), at home, Deborah, Fredericton, N.B.; sons, James (Frances), Port Hawkesbury, John Joe, Jr. (Carol Ann), Glace Bay. Also surviving are seven cherished grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Margaret was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Joe, son, Wayne, brothers, James, John, Fabian, sister, Amelia Mugford. Visitation for Margaret Ellen Chiasson will be held Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Seaview Manor, St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Chiasson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/11/2008 Born in Reserve Mines

Chiasson Sr. Catherine Chiasson Cape Breton Post 2/20/2008 Sr. Catherine Chiasson (Sr. Daniel-Marie) - Sr. Catherine Chiasson, in religion, Sr. Daniel- Marie, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton, at the age of 94. She was in the 75th year of her religious profession. She was born in St. Joseph-du-Moine, N.S., the daughter of the late Daniel Chiasson and the late Suzanne Aucoin. Besides her religious family, she is survived by one brother, Alphonse, Sydney, N.S.; and by several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by six brothers and three sisters. Sister spent the greater part of her life as a cook, mostly in the Province of Québec (Trois-Rivières), a few years in Western Canada (Alberta), then in Rogersville and Grande-Anse in N.B. The remains will be resting at 553 ElmwoodDr., Moncton, Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 2 p.m.on. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the chapel at 553 Elmwood Dr. at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 88 Church St., Moncton, 506-858-1900. www.frenettefuneralhome.com 2/19/2008 born in St. Joseph-du-Moine

Chiasson Sr. Pauline Louise Chiasson Cape Breton Post 11/5/2008 Sr. Pauline Louise Chiasson 71, New Waterford - The visitation for Sr. Pauline Chiasson will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J.McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Paul MacNeil is Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. All are welcome to join the family at the Carmel Centre for a reception. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. The Sisters will be holding a prayer service Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. in the funeral home. All are warmly welcomed to attend. 11/6/2008


Chicarella Michael 'Chicky' Chicarella Cape Breton Post 3/10/2008 Michael 'Chicky' Chicarella 36, New Waterford - Michael Chicarella, age 36, of 12th Street, New Waterford, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at home. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Clara (Hinchey) Chicarella. Chicky graduated from Breton Education Centre in 1990. He worked in the local area for several years as a tow truck driver. During the past several months Chicky was working as a pipefitter foreman with the Ledcor Corporation of Alberta. Chicky loved to watch NASCAR racing and also was a local stock-car driver. He used to volunteer at a youth group in New Waterford. But mostly, Chicky will be remembered as a very easygoing, laid-back guy who loved children. His own children referred to him as the "Big Teddy Bear". Michael is survived by his son, Coady Chicarella and his daughter, Maegan Chicarella, both in New Waterford. Also surviving are his two sisters, Cathy Gilfoy (Brian), Antigonish, Marjorie Chicarella (Derrick), New Waterford; one brother, John (Patricia), New Waterford and several nieces and nephews. Chicky will be sadly missed by special friends Rita and Walter Young from Glace Bay and his childhood best buddy, Sean MacKenzie from New Waterford. He was predeceased by his parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, March 12, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass is Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church. Following the mass, cremation will take place and burial will be in the springtime at the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy for Michael, donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation. Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home website www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 3/8/2008 Born in Sydney

Chisholm Dennis Francis Chisholm Cape Breton Post 10/10/2008 Dennis Francis Chisholm London, Ontario - Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, Dennis Francis Chisholm of London in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Debbie Chisholm and dearly loved father of Dennis Gus and Shelby Chisholm, all of London. Loved brother-in-law of Sharon and Douglas Doward of London and dear uncle of Kyle Doward. Dear son-in-law of Faye Kolybaba of Toronto. Predeceased by his niece, Lisa Doward. Several cousins survive in Cape Breton and Nova Scotia. Dennis will be sadly missed by his many friends and especially his life-long friends Mae and Deak MacKinnon. A service celebrating the life of Dennis will be held at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Reverend Ken Taylor officiating. Donations to the Critical Care unit of Victoria Hospital gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca. 10/9/2008


Church Joseph Church Cape Breton Post 4/24/2008 Joseph Church, North Sydney. - Frank is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 40 years, the former Shirley Steele; his three children, Philip (Francine), Fall River, Elizabeth ( Jason) Hodder, Howie Centre, and Sharlene MacKenzie, Calgary; two grandchildren, Daniel and David; one brother Donald, North Sydney. He was predeceased by his brother, John and sister, Pauline. Visitation for Frank will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to 4/24/2008


Clarke Baxter Clarke Cape Breton Post 5/22/2008 Baxter Clarke 81, Glace Bay The family of Baxter Clarke, aged 81, deeply regret to announce his passing on - - May 20, 2008. Born and raised in Glace Bay to George and Caroline (Thomas) Clarke, he married Alexis Wilton in 1950 and together they raised their family. Baxter worked tirelessly for his family, church and community. He spent his early working years with Devco railway. He later worked at the freight shed, round house and he finished his career at the rail centre, Sydney. Baxter worked with the Citizen's Service League as a supervisor with the house repair program. He was a dedicated lay reader in his church for 30 years. In 2003, he was honoured to receive the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his many years of community service. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alexis and their four children, Donna Routledge (Clarence), Glace Bay, Dave Clarke (Margi MacIsaac), Glace Bay, Nancy Clarke (Bruce Ring), Halifax, Ruth Clarke (David McNabb), Albert Bridge. He is also survived by a sister, Caroline Roberts, Glace Bay. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Dr. Tanya Routledge, P.E.I., Christopher Routledge, Truro, Scott Routledge, Glace Bay, Colin Clarke, Glace Bay, Jillian and Tara White, Halifax, Cai and Luke McNabb, Albert Bridge; and great-grandchildren, Emilie, Jeffory and Parker Routledge, Alexis Mundle and Chloe Routledge. Baxter was predeceased by his parents, George and Caroline Clarke, a sister, Georgina and a brother, Russell, in infancy. In respect of his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral celebration of Baxter's life will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Donations in Baxter's memory may be made to the church which held such a prominent place in his life, St. Mary's Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to 5/20/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Clarke Lloyd 'Breeze' Clarke Cape Breton Post 4/21/2008 Lloyd 'Breeze' Clarke 1927-2008, Toronto - Lloyd 'Breeze' Clarke, 80, formerly of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 18, 2008. Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Elizabeth (Ashe) Clarke. After leaving Glace Bay at a young age, he worked at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, then went on to work for the City of Toronto Public Works until his retirement. Breeze loved his daily leisure walks with many of his friends. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Muriel Snook, Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Catherine Clarke, Glace Bay; and many nieces and nephews in Glace Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Grace, sisters, Emily, Mildred, Dora, Susan and brother, Herb 'Lefty'. Breeze was a kind and gentle man. He will be deeply missed by family and all those who knew him. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A private burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences to the Clarke family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 4/18/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Clements Christena (MacLennan) Clements Cape Breton Post 6/10/2008 Christena (MacLennan) Clements Memorial Mass - A memorial mass will be held for Christena (MacLennan) Clements on June 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. Lunch to follow in the church hall. Condolences to the family can be expressed through the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 6/12/2008


Clements Christina (MacLennan) Clements Cape Breton Post 2/28/2008 Christina (MacLennan) Clements 76, Toronto/New Victoria - We sadly announce the passing of Chris 'Deanie' on Feb. 26, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her son, Terry, parents, Alex D. and Jessie (MacQuarrie) MacLennan and brother, Clem. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, daughter-in-law, Teija and three grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Betty Kearney, Joan Cameron, Dolly Hill and brothers, Manion, John R., Alexander and Chisholm. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. 2/26/2008


Clements Marvin Clements Cape Breton Post 11/8/2008 Marvin Clements 73, Dominion - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Marvin Clements of Dominion, on Nov. 6, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Waddens Cove, Marvin was the son of the late Charles and Lilly Clements. Marvin was an engineer for the lake boats and he worked on the Helen and Don Cadegan boats in Glace Bay. He loved to fix lawnmowers and bicycles and loved dogs. Marvin is survived by sister, Arlene (Dennis) MacKeigan; brothers, Lonnie (Sylvia) and Wayne; sister-in-law, Isabelle and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Marvin was predeceased by two brothers, Delbert and Ellsworth Clements, sisters-in-law, Janet and Helen. He will be sadly missed by his good friends Jane Deruelle, Johnny MacKay, Lonzo MacNeil and Jason MacKay, who was like a grandson to him. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Funeral service to be held Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Patten Funeral Home & Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, at 2 p.m. Burial to follow in Waddens Cove Cemetery. Donations in Marvin's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to 11/6/2008 Born in Waddens Cove

Coleski Madonna (MacKinnon) Coleski Cape Breton Post 10/20/2008 Madonna (MacKinnon) Coleski 71, Sydney Mines - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Madonna Melvina Coleski, 71, on Oct. 18, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Nelda (Roy) MacKinnon. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle, Banff, Alta., Mary, and Joanne (Butch), both of Sydney Mines; her sons, Mike (Arlene), Halifax, Hoss (Ella), Millville, Blair (Leigh-Anne), Windsor, N.S., Chris (Mary), and Devin, both of Sydney Mines; sisters, Johnena (Robert) Moore, Woburn, Mass., Margaret O'Neil, Truro, Jean Cantwell, Jimima Campbell, Florence Johnson, all of Sydney Mines; brothers, Andrew (Agnes), Francis (Louise), both of Sydney Mines; and several grandchildren. Madonna was predeceased by her husband, Michael Coleski, sons, Brian and Gerard, sisters, Anne Rita Morrison, Marie and brother, John Archie MacKinnon. Visitation for Madonna Coleski will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 10/18/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Collier Gary James Collier (Dr.) Cape Breton Post 3/1/2008 Dr. Gary James Collier 1947-2008 - It is with sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Gary James Collier on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. Gary was born in California and raised in Mississippi. He was the beloved son of James and Jeanie (Mulligan) Collier. On graduation from high school, Gary joined the U.S. Navy. After a four-year tour of duty in Vietnam, he attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he obtained a B.A. and M.Sc. in psychology. He then moved on to Canada and received a Ph.D. in the same discipline at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Gary's love for his adopted country was so great that he became a Canadian citizen in 1977. In 1978, Gary moved to Cape Breton to take a teaching position with the Department of Psychology at Cape Breton University and he worked there until his retirement in 2006. He made his home at the north end of Sydney. His area of specialization was social psychology and personality and his teaching had a lasting impact on literally thousands of students. Gary was a relentless reader, researcher and writer. In the course of his career he published numerous papers for scholarly journals and three book: Emotional Expression (1985), Currents of Thought in American Social Psychology (1991), and Social Origins of Mental Ability (1993). Gary is survived by the three people he admired most in this world - his children, Shana DiCarlo Collier, Toronto; Tristan James Collier, Sydney; and Gerrit Michael Collier, Sydney. There will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service will be held at later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation in Gary's memory is invited to do so. 2/28/2008 born in California

Collins Archibald Collins Cape Breton Post 3/1/2008 Collins, Archibald 81, North Sydney - Archibald Edward Collins, age 81, of North Sydney, died Feb. 29, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born at Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late William and Annie (MacKinnon) Collins. He was an adherent of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Haggett; daughters, Sandra (Jimmy) Bushell, North Sydney, Selina Moore, Sydney Mines, Sheila (Lloyd) Palmer, Sydney Mines, Sharon (Jackie) Collins, B.C., Cindy (Troy) Kasper, B.C.; and his son, Keith, B.C. He is also survived by David Collins, who resided at home, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his great great-grandson, London, North Sydney. He was predeceased by his son, Brian, granddaughter, Laurie, grandson, Stan and by Baby Ryan. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ken MacRae officiating with spring burial to be held at Lakeside Cemetery. As memorials, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital diabetes unit. Online condolences may be emailed to the family at . 2/29/2008 Born at Sydney Mines

Collins Mary F. Collins Cape Breton Post 2/12/2008 Mary F. Collins 86, Sydney - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mary F. Collins at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. Born in Halifax, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Finck and adopted daughter of the late Patrick and Belle Tobin and lived most of her life in Whitney Pier. Mom lived a full life, raising a large family with all the joys and trials that brings. She enjoyed travel, bowling, darts and loved to dance. Her greatest pleasure and pride came in making beautiful cross-stitched quilts for her children and grandchildren. Mom's life is celebrated by her children, sons, Chuck (Linda), Ottawa, Allan (Lorraine), Sydney, Joseph (Barb), Halifax, Patrick, British Columbia; daughters, Connie (Terry) Pittman, Sydney, Arlene (Phil), Asquith, B.C., Ann (Brian) Hudson, India; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In her passing, she is united with her husband, Edward Joseph Collins, sons, Edward Patrick, Lorne Joseph and Leonard Vincent, daughter, Marion Elaine, brother, Joseph Finck, special sisters-in-law, Mary Murphy and Kathleen 'Babe' McCullough and brother- in-law, Leonard Collins. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of her life to be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Cremation and burial to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/11/2008 Born in Halifax

Cooke Jean R. MacMaster Cooke Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Jean R. MacMaster Cooke, RN Garland, Tex. - With much love and joy for a life well-lived, we regret to announce the peaceful passing of our sister on Friday, May 2, 2008. Jean was born in New Waterford, N.S., in 1936, the daughter of the late Duncan R. and Mary (Currie) MacMaster. A graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Glace Bay, N.S., Jean's 44-year career in the field of mental health services began at the Cape Breton Mental Hospital and later brought her to California and finally to many happy years in Texas. Jean's dedication, warmth and genuine concern for others were always accompanied by her contagious sense of humour. Jean is survived by her loving family, daughter, Gwendolyn; sons, Christopher and John B.; as well as two grandsons, Matthew and Christopher; brothers, Erwin (Theresa), Alonzo (Lorraine), Gordon (Pauline); sisters, Agatha (Clifford) Piper, Perpetua 'Petch' MacMaster, Edithanne (Peter) Calder and Carolee (Wayne) Yorke and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge Jean's lifelong friendship with Judy MacMullin. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton, sisters, Catherine (Patrick) McIsaac and Laura (Allan) MacLean and brothers, Russell (Helina), Carl and Duncan (Pamela). A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations can be made to the Help Line or Loaves and Fishes. 5/2/2008 born in New Waterford, N.S. in 1936

Cooke Richard Aloysius Cooke The Chronicle Journal -Thunder Bay Ont. 2/21/2008 COOKE, Richard Aloysius Thursday, February 21, 2008 It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Richard Cooke, age 85 years, who passed away in his sleep at the TBRHSC on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Richard was born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1922. He joined the army during WWII and served in Holland, Germany and Italy. He moved to Thunder Bay and started work on the tugs for Great Lakes Paper, retiring from the Sulphite Department in 1985, after 26 years of service. He is survived by his wife Loraine, sons Austin (Erna), Clifford (Pat), Raymond (Jackie), George and Greg (Janice), daughter Marion, sisters Miriam (Joe Poirier) and Rev. Sister Idella Cooke and stepchildren David Middleton (Bev), Tim Middleton (Catharine) and Christine Middleton-Black. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Eudavilla, brothers Austin and Leo and sisters Margaret, Tillie, Edna and Rev. Sister Eileen, son Reg and first wife Elizabeth. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008, when family and friends will gather for the Funeral Mass in St. Elizabeth’s Church (corner of Sprague and Empire) at 11:00am celebrated by Rev. Rey Ronquillio. Interment of ashes will take place in Mountain View Cemetery. If friends desire memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Richard Cooke in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 28, 2009. On-line Condolences may be sent to www.blakefuneralchapel.com 2/21/2008 born in Reserve Mines

Cooper Roy Cooper Cape Breton Post 10/16/2008 Roy Cooper 80, Sydney - Roy Maxwell Cooper, 80, Mechanic Street, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Vardy) Cooper. Roy was a member of First United Church, Sydney, and before retirement was employed at Sydney Steel. Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Patty Walsh, Sydney; sisters, Ollie Kilgar, Dartmouth, Shirley Grey, Brandon, Man., and Alice Gillis, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his wife, Mabel, son, Blair Walsh, sister, Sadie Rolfe, brothers, Harold and Lawrence. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at First United Church with Rev. Wade Reppart officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 10/15/2008 Born in Sydney

Corbett Cecil Corbett Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Cecil Corbett 58, New Waterford, NS - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cecil Corbett on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Irene (MacLean) Corbett. Cecil was a security guard at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre. He loved to sing and play guitar and entertain his friends. Cecil is survived by one daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Corbett, Hamilton, Ont.; one sister, Marion (Edward) Lee, Cambridge, Ont.; and three brothers, Aubrey, Dominion, Michael and Donald (Beverly), both of New Waterford. Also surviving, a very special friend, Carolyn Mombourquette. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Bernie. There will be no visitation by his request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. There will be a private graveside service with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Donations in Cecil's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 5/29/2008 Born in New Waterford

Cormier Angela Marie Cormier Cape Breton Post 5/26/2008 Angela Marie Cormier July 5, 1979-May 25, 2008 Orangedale - Angela Cormier died suddenly at her home of Korban House at L'Arche Cape Breton, Orangedale, on Sunday, May 25, 2008 . Angela leaves to mourn her father, Bernie Cormier, Halifax; mother, Dorine Camus; beloved sister, Trina Cormier, Cheticamp; and her housemates at Korban House; as well as a wide circle of extended family and friends. Angela was born and lived her early years in Cheticamp. She found home at L'Arche Cape Breton in 1998 and graduated from the Whycocomagh Education Centre in 1999 - a moment she always treasured. Angela's many loves included music (especially bagpipes), her family, her friendships, good movies, pretty dresses and adventures of all kinds. Angela was a woman of deep faith who knew and trusted in God's love for her. Angela's remains will be resting at Korban House, 1399 Orangedale Rd., 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Funeral mass will be celebrated at the L'Arche Cape Breton chapel at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. A memorial mass and burial will take place in Cheticamp. Flowers gratefully accepted. Angela was a woman of true beauty who shared that beauty with the people around her and with the world. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. 5/25/2008 born in Cheticamp

Cormier Sister Lillian Cormier Cape Breton Post 4/26/2008 Sister Lillian Cormier - Sister Lillian Cormier, in religion, Sr. Marie Ste- Darie, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton, N.B., at the age of 98. She was in the 77th year of her religious profession. She was born in Margaree, N.S., the daughter of Joseph Cormier and Hélène LeBlanc. Besides her religious family, she is survived by two brothers, Léo, of Waltham, Mass., Raymond, of Grand Étang, N.S.; and by several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Sister spent the greater part of her life as a nursing aid, at Hôpital Cooke, Quebec and Sydney, N.S. She also served many years as homemaker and in the laundry department, in the Province of Quebec, in Western Canada, (Alberta), then in N.B. and N.S. The remains will be resting at 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton, N.B. on Sunday, April 27, 2008 from 2 p.m. on. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the chapel at 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton, N.B. at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 88 Church St., Moncton, 506-858-1900). www.frenettefuneralhome.com 4/24/2008 born in Margaree

Côté Jerry Côté Cape Breton Post 2/4/2008 Jerry Côté 61, Sydney Forks - On Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, Jeremiah Côté, 61, of Sydney Forks, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Grand Greve he was the son of the late Margaret (Pottie) and Edgar Cotie. A man of strong faith, Jerry was a faithful member of St. Mary's parish, East Bay. He received his early training at NSIT. Later, combining his love of the sea with his chosen profession, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard. Jerry spent most of his 32-year career as chief cook, first aboard CCGS Louis St. Laurent, the CCGS Sir William Alexander. Jerry was a loyal and generous man who delighted in providing gourmet and comfort food to family, friends and co-workers. He continued to nurture and care for his family and friends until the end of his life. A member of the Seaview Golf and Country Club until his illness, he was an avid early morning golfer. His hole-in-one was a source of great pleasure to him. Jerry was also an amateur photographer, capturing Arctic scenery and local seascapes with the creative eye of an artist. Jerry was a grandfather extraordinaire, a devoted father and a loving husband, whose greatest joy was his home and family. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by Katherine, his wife of 40 years; daughter, Jacqueline, her husband, Blaise MacNeil and their children, Jessica, Jared and Jacob, Sydney Forks; son, Jeremy and his wife, Christal and their daughter, Carine, St. Hubert, Quebec; sisters and brothers, Kay (Raymond) Britten, Port Hawkesbury, Danny (Linda), River Bourgeois, Phyllis (Wally Ellison), West Bay, Mary (Larry) Dunlop, Greenwood, Phonse (Shirley), St. Peter's; brothers and sisters-in-law, Judy Cooper, John and Brenda MacIsaac, Claire and Ron MacLean, all of Sydney Forks and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Gordon in infancy and his parents-in-law, Charles and Rita MacIsaac. Visitation for the late Mr. Côté will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, East Bay on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Frank Abbass officiating. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to the C.B. Palliative Care Society or your local food bank. Guest book can be signed by visiting MeM.com or online condolences may be sent to . 2/1/2008 Born in Grand Greve

Coward Alfred Reginald Coward Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 Alfred Reginald Coward Sydney/Mississauga, Ont. - Alfred Reginald Coward died peacefully on June 10, 2008, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ont., after a brief illness. Alf was born in Sydney, N.S. to Arthur and Lillian Coward. Being exposed to music and piano at an early age ignited a fire within and ultimately, music became his life's passion. Alf was initially drawn to medicine and attended St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie universities and the University to Toronto to pursue pre-med training. Ultimately his heart drew him back to music, where he worked on perfecting jazz piano playing and composing for the balance of his life. By 1950, Alf had played as a member of a many jazz orchestras and shortly thereafter struck out on his own leading the Alf Coward Band. In 1955 CBC aired the first variety show in the Maritimes on television, 'The Alf Coward Show,' featuring the Alf Coward Band. Meanwhile, during this time, what began as a two week 'gig' at George's Spaghetti House eventually extended to seven years due to a growing fan base. Alf lived (Mississauga) and worked in the Toronto area for the rest of his life. In the late 1960s he married and had two boys. He spent the 1970s onward teaching classical and jazz piano as well as voice from his Mississauga studio. He continued to perform locally in television commercials and movies. He is survived by his sons, Brent and Shem Coward, as well as his granddaughter, Peyton; brothers, Donovan, Halifax, N.S., Reginald (Judy), Dartmouth, N.S., Rueben (Debbie), Lower Sackville N.S. and Cephas (Jennifer). Calgary, Alta., St. Clair Grannum (deceased) and by sisters, Clotilda (Dan) Sydney, N.S., Thelma, Halifax, N.S., Cecilia (Curtis), Sydney, N.S., Ethel (Rex), Kansas, U.S.A., and Clara, Halifax, N.S. The memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 13 at Bloor Street United Church with the Rev. Martha ter Kuile officiating. Memorials may be made on behalf of Alfred Coward to The Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca or 1-888-939-3333. 6/10/2008 born in Sydney

Crabtree Grant H. Crabtree Cape Breton Post 10/20/2008 Grant H. Crabtree Margaree/Sydney, N.S. - Reluctantly, in his 96th year, smothered with love and enjoying it to the last possible second, our dearest Grant departed Tuesday evening, Oct.14, as the clouds flew past that perfect full moon, within view, and while a cu mor glas wandered beneath his windows. Ti amo per sempre. One of Canada's pioneer filmmakers, director and cinematographer. A mighty heart with a personality to match, he survived over four months in ICU, in a heroic struggle to overcome multiple hospital infections. He just didn't have time to be the good patient, too many things beckoned: eagles and hummingbirds, chanterelles, his asparagus and crabapple jelly, lunch at the Cedar House, entertaining His Girls. Grant grew up in Rockliffe, Ottawa, in a boisterous, creative family with both parents being artists, from a long line of artists. His mother, Ella Greenham studied at the Royal Academy with John Singer Sargent; her father was Queen Victoria's Chief of Security. Her family had three lines of descent from Edward I through the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire they ran the port of Trieste, partied with the Bonapartes and had portraits painted. His father was art director at Notman's in Montreal and then ran his own engraving business in Ottawa. Grant's first film job was an offer from John Grierson of the NFB in 1939. His career spanned six decades and his films won many awards. He filmed in Quebec with Palardy and Barbeau and A.Y. Jackson; in Emily Carr country for Klee Wyck; on the Columbian icefield, in Resolute and Pond Inlet; in logging camps and national parks; with wheat scientists and marine biologists, Ukrainian farmers and new immigrants, the Saguenay, the South Saskatchewan; with Helen Creighton for Songs of Nova Scotia and on the last of the Grand Banks schooners. He made the classic "Loon's Necklace "and "Morning on the Lievre" and films for children and about children; Scandinavia, Britain, U.S.A. He went everywhere where there was a story to be told about the promise of a youthful Canada. His life was lived in the outdoors: a championship rower at the Edinburgh Canoe Club, hockey, building backyard rinks and log cabins and ski runs in the Gatineau; evenings of screening rushes and broomball and hilarity at Meech Lake; making maple syrup every spring until he was 94; countless canoe trips, hikes, picnics and stopping in for tea. He could identify every tree, wildflower and mushroom. But the love of his life was Cape Breton, begun in 1942, never diminished, especially for the Margaree and its people. He taught himself woodworking and learned to make ladderback chairs with his beloved Ernest Hart at the Northeast. He adored his neighbours, Albert Polycarp fiddling at sunset, Levi the superb artist in wood, John Joe the master sheep shearer and storyteller. He was always along the river and shore with camera, searching for the perfect light. Grant had a superb 'eye' and his passion was nature photography. He made many films here and never wanted to be very far from his home high above the River at East Margaree. In old age, when he couldn't fish and climb his hill and go to the beach, he looked after his roses, made marmalade and maple liqueur and pursued his Red Green projects, enchanting and inspiring his grandchildren with stories and full of humour. He has left a wonderful library of photos and donations to the National Archives. His last film, Song of Seasons (1977) is a love song to an innis aigh, his own piece of heaven. He was married for 50 years to his beautiful wife, Marjorie Morse (2000) of Toronto. He is survived by daughters, Lauren (Kenzie) MacNeil, Ankerville Street, Sydney (his other home), and by Carla Kalberlah, Halifax; grandchildren, Caitriana, Christie, Mary, Anna MacNeil and Kyle, Vanessa, Andrea and Ryan Tingley; great-grandchildren, Marcos Alej, Nicholas and Alexandra. The family will be at home at 839 East Margaree Rd., Saturday, Nov. 1, 12-6. All welcome. Donations appreciated to the Margaree Salmon Association: margareesalmon.ca. Lord of the mountains, dark with pine Lord of the fields of smoking snow Grant to this vagrant heart of mine A path of wood where my feet may go . . . From Song of the Ski -W. MacDonald 10/14/2008


Crane Violet Crane Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Violet Crane 91, Sydney - Violet May Crane, 91, a resident of Fisherman's Cove, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly of French Street, Whitney Pier, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Strickland) Hurd. Violet was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and retired from the Salvation Army Grace Haven Home. Surviving are her daughters, Joyce (Don) Musgrave, Viola 'Snookie' Carew, Beverly (Charles) Foley and Patricia (Franco) Casagrande, all of Sydney, and Pauline Cocco, Halifax; son, Frank (Ruby) Russell, Ontario; sisters, Lorraine Hurd, Shirley Fiander and Betty Hurd, all of North Sydney; brother, Bill, Brantford, Ont.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Albert in October 1994, sister, Margaret Lewis, brothers, Ken and Albert, sons-in-law, Robert Cocco, Bernie Carew and Stan MacLean. The staff and residents of Fisherman's Cove, St. Anne's Bay will miss seeing Violet sitting in her wheelchair. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church Furnace Fund or a charity of choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Murdock Smith, Dr. Glen Gracie and the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care for the excellent care Violet received over the years. Condolences may be sent to the family at Return to Heaven, Sweet Angel, Your work here is done You fought the good fight and the battle you've won After 91 years, you've earned the rest Without a doubt, you were the best! For you were an angel unlike any other The greatest angel of all to us - our Mother. 5/4/2008 Born in North Sydney

Crawley Ronald Francis Crawley Cape Breton Post 6/10/2008 Ronald Francis Crawley Ottawa/Sydney - Passed away March 27, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Reception to follow, 3-5 p.m., Ashby Legion, Branch No. 138. 3/27/2008


Creighton Charles Murdock Creighton

Charles Murdock Creighton 88, South Bar It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Charles Creighton on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Morrison) Creighton. Charlie was employed with LeVatte Construction for 40 years until his retirement. Charlie is survived by his daughter, Margaret Leroy (Paul); his son, Kenneth (Willena) Creighton; his five grandchildren, Michelle Creighton, Margaret 'Mugsie' Burke, Mark Creighton, Melissa Leroy, Cara Leroy; as well as three great-grandchildren, Kendall MacKenzie, MacKenzie Creighton and Parker Burke. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Robert Charles, sisters, Margaret, Florence and Annie; brothers, Robert and Everett. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A private family burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, South Bar at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 11/22/2008 Born in Sydney

Creighton Divina (Richardson) Creighton Cape Breton Post 5/13/2008 Divina (Richardson) Creighton 71, Sydney - We, the son and daughter of the late Divina Creighton, are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our darling mother and friend, which occurred Monday, May 12, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in South Bar, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Hazel (Crane) Richardson. Divina is survived by her loving son, Kenneth (Willena), New Waterford; and a loving daughter, Margaret (Paul), Sydney; sister, Verna Baird, Ontario. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Michelle Creighton, Margaret 'Mugsie' Creighton, Mark Creighton, Melissa Leroy and Cara Leroy, as well as three great-grandchildren, Kendall McKenzie, Kenzie Creighton and Parker Burke. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert, in infancy, five sisters, Helen Phillips, Lillian Larick, Sharon Ritchie, Donna Hatt, Noreen Richardson, four brothers, Roy, Ralph, Delbert and Earl Richardson. She was also predeceased by her maternal grandparents, George and Gertrude Crane, paternal grandparents, Arthur and Francis (Wyman) Richardson. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 14/05/2008 - Divina (Richardson) Creighton 71, Sydney - Divina was also predeceased by her brother, Gerald 'Flint' Richardson. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A private family burial will be held at a later date. 5/12/2008 Born in South Bar

Crews William George Crews Cape Breton Post 2/22/2008 William George Crews 88, North Sydney - William George Crews, 88, a resident of Stanley Street, beloved brother, uncle, nephew, mentor and designated family patriarch, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. William, or Bill as he was fondly known by many, was born in Sydney Mines, and while still very young, he and his parents George and Gertrude (Pike) Crews, formerly of Newfoundland, moved to North Sydney, where he resided until his demise. Employment with Sydney Steel for 42 years, together with his great love of horses, both as an owner and a racer, along with fishing and hunting with his family and friends, engaged most of his younger years. William was very loyal to his family and their families, embracing and assisting them through good times and bad, which often included a safe place to lay anchor when necessary . . . his door was always open to us. Surviving are his sisters, Carolyn (Burton) Bridge, Kingston, Ont., Madeline Crews, Timberlea; his companion, Irene Neil, North Sydney; and his aunt, Julia Pyke, also of North Sydney. He will be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews and cousins. William was predeceased by his brothers, John, Jesse, Willard, Gerald, Melvin and Ronald. In honour of William's personal wishes, a memorial service only will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with a reception to follow at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Peppett Street, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 2/19/2008 born in Sydney Mines

Crowdis Gregory Mark Crowdis Cape Breton Post 1/22/2008 Gregory Mark Crowdis 52, Glace Bay - On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, Greg Crowdis passed away surrounded by loving family, after a long battle with cancer. Born Jan. 27, 1955, he was a son of the late Eric Samuel and Helen (Sturgeon) Crowdis. Greg started his work career in Glace Bay at the old British Canadian Co-op and then worked with Danny Murrin ESSO as an oil burner mechanic. In 1976, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces where he attained the rank of sergeant in the military police trade, which found him deployed to many projects worldwide. After 20 years, Greg returned to civilian life, working on various construction sites before joining the corps of commissionaires where he saw further duty including employment at the heavy water plant. Greg is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Darlene (Eagles); one daughter, Christina (Shawn), Halifax; one son, David, currently working in Fort McMurray, Alta. He is also survived by four siblings, Regis (Peter) Raschig, Barrie, Ont., Gary (Anna), Cheticamp, N.S., Cerise (Carney) Frizzell and Phillip (Ruth), both of Halifax. Greg also leaves behind his only granddaughter, the light of his final months, Samantha Grace Chauder. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, David. Cremation has taken place. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Donations in Greg's memory may be made to the Cancer Society or charity of one's choice. E-mail condolences may be sent through . 1/20/2008 Born Jan. 27, 1955

Cudworth Harold Cudworth Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Harold Cudworth 83, Bedford/Sydney - Harold Cudworth, 83, Bedford, formerly of Sydney, passed away May 22, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Harold and Lillian Cudworth. Harold will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man who truly cared for his family and friends. He established many lifelong friendships through his interest in gardening, and breeding roller canaries and dogs. Harold was an avid rose gardener, and readily shared his knowledge and his roses with many. He will live on in many beautiful gardens through the plants and advice he shared. He was very proud to have received the "Gardener of the Year" award for Nova Scotia in 1992. He is survived by daughters, Margie (Raymond) Davies, Judy (Sandy) Hines; their children, Keith, Paul, and Lynn Davies, and Megan Hines; sister, Doreen Davis. He will be sadly missed by sister-in-law and companion, Bette MacLeod. His loss will also be felt by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernie (Edie) Milley, Rich MacKay, Leah (Ben) Goodwin, Hazel (Charlie) Johnson, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He touched the lives of many. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, Bernice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Harold's life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in Bedford United Church. Reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. 5/22/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Currie Carl Currie Cape Breton Post 2/4/2008 Carl Currie 68, Sydney Carl Laughlin Currie, 68, of Sydney, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna (MacKinnon) Currie. He was a member of St. Theresa's parish. Carl was a retired teacher and administrator, teaching at St. Anne's in Glace Bay, Macdonald High in Dominion and Sydney Academy. He was principal at Reserve District High and retired as principal at Don Bosco. In his retirement, he had been involved with the supervision of the student teachers at Fort Kent. He was an avid sports fan and was extremely loyal to the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Carl was a member of Lingan Golf Club for more than 30 years. Since he retired he was actively involved with Loaves & Fishes. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Allison, Sydney, Shauna, Toronto; and son, Ian, Sydney River; a sister, Joan (Alfred) Chiasson, Sydney; and two grandchildren, Johnathon and Morgan. He was predeceased by brothers, Bernard and Kevin. Visitation for the late Mr. Currie will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to or guest book may be signed by visiting MeM.com. (06/02/2008) Carl Laughlin Currie 68, Sydney In memory donations for the late Carl L. Currie may be made to Meals on Wheels or to a charity of choice. 2/1/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Currie Mary Ann Currie Cape Breton Post 6/2/2008 Mary Ann Currie 85, New Waterford - Mary Ann Currie, 85, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. She had been a resident of the manor for 15 years. Born in Brook Village, Inverness County, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Margaret (MacQuarrie) MacKinnon. In her younger years Mary ran a corner store on Thompson Street. She was an avid bingo and card player and especially enjoyed poker. Mary also enjoyed her painting classes. While residing at the manor, she was named, 'Queen Mother of the Lady's of the Hill', a chapter of the Red Hats Society. She was an active member of the Patient's Rights Movement at the Maple Hill Manor. Mary had spent two years volunteering at the Queen of the Apostles Retreat Center in Mississauga, Ont. While in Ontario, she also lived with her brother Paddy McKinnon in Brampton. Mary was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church. Mary Ann is survived by her brother, John 'Paddy' McKinnon and his wife Barbara of New Victoria. Also surviving are her two nieces who she greatly adored, Edith (Rick) Posedi, Ontario, Linda (Robert) McLeod, Victoria Mines; as well as her loving grand niece, Maggie Posedi and two grand nephews, Nicholas Posedi and Curtis McLeod. Mary is survived by her aunt Helen McIsaac who is also a resident of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Currie. Visitation will take place Tuesday, June 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church. Cremation to follow with interment in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Mary Ann, donations in her memory may be made to the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/31/2008 Born in Brook Village, Inverness

Currie Neil Currie Cape Breton Post 3/10/2008 Neil Currie Oct. 11, 1938 - Oct. 8, 2008 - It is with great sadness that the family of Neil Currie, Cap Le Moine, formerly of Benson Drive, Sydney, announces his passing on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Mary (MacNeil) Currie. He was educated at Constantine and Sydney Academy. Neil was a lifetime employee of N.S. Power, having commenced employment with Eastern Light and Power September 1957 and retired from N.S. Power in September 1993. Neil was a former member of the Cape Breton and Bluenose Beagle Clubs. His great love of horses gave him much enjoyment as an owner and a faithful racing fan. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Anne Marie (Luedee) and his daughters, Gail MacNeil (late Tom MacNeil-April 2008), Bermuda, Colleen LeBlanc (Pat), Sydney and Maureen Wojick (Walter), Moncton, N.B. He was a wonderful 'Grampie' to Tyler and Riley MacNeil, Christopher and Maria LeBlanc and Devin, Justin and Ryan Wojick. Also surviving are his brother, Michael Curry (Rachel) and Helen Pachok (Steve) both of Sydney and Tillie Gillis (Gerald) Albuquerque, New Mexico and sisters-in-law, Irene Luedee, Sydney and Paulette Luedee, Toronto; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Theresa George, Frances Pimental; brothers, Donald and Peter in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct., 11, 2008 in St. Anthony Daniel Church, with Fr. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Private family burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 10/8/2008 Born in Sydney

Daley Mary Daley Cape Breton Post 6/18/2008 Mary Daley 91, Sydney - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Daley on Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Mary is also survived by her sister, Margaret Delorey, Hazel Hill, Guysborough County. 6/15/2008


Daley Mary Eva Daley Cape Breton Post 6/17/2008 Mary Eva Daley 91, Sydney - It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Mary Daley which occurred Sunday June 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Fox Island, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Julia (Haines) Daley. Mary is survived by her three daughters, Kaye MacNeil, Sydney, with whom she resided, Beryl (Francis) Boudreau, Enfield, Shirley (Joe) Doiron, Pomquet, Antigonish County; grandchildren, Michelle (Frank) Fillmore, Marion Bridge, Carolyn (Darren) Marsh, Prime Brook, who Mary lovingly helped raise, Kevin (Kelly) Boudreau, Enfield, Kelly (Roy) Dalrymple, Enfield, Lori (Doug) Benoit, Heatherton, Antigonish County, Julie Doiron, Sydney, and Rochelle (Tim) Fielding, Winnipeg. She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren, Adam, Mackie, Denver, Riley, Logan, Morgan, Amber, Cheyenne and Zoe, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Annie Daley, Lena Horne, Elizabeth Kelly, Amelia Horne, brothers, Vincent, Levi and James Daley, son-in-law, Donnie MacNeil and two granddaughters in infancy. Visitation will take place Wednesday, June 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Star of the Sea Church, Canso. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Church with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. "Gran, we will not say 'goodbye'. This is not the end. So we'll just say 'so long' . . . until we meet again." Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 6/15/2008 Born in Fox Island, Guysborough Co.

D'Andrea Peter Patsy D'Andrea Cape Breton Post 2/28/2008 Peter Patsy D'Andrea 1936-2008 - It is with great sadness and heartbreak that we announce the sudden passing of our husband and father, Peter Patsy D'Andrea, following a short, courageous battle with a sudden illness. Loving husband of Ann (Campbell) D'Andrea. He entered the eternal life gracefully and peacefully in the company of his loving family. He was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Sorhaitz) D'Andrea. He is survived by three sons, Todd (Jane), Sydney, Craig (Susan), Oromocto, N.B., and Troy (Marion), Sydney. Also surviving to mourn his loss are three brothers, Duncan, Halifax, Gordon, Sydney, and Adrian (Mary), Hamilton, Ont. Peter is also survived by his dearly loved six grandchildren, Cory, Edmonton, AB, Christian and Christine, Sydney, Andrew and Timothy, Oromocto, N.B., and Amy, Sydney. He was predeceased by a younger brother at birth, Christopher. Peter was employed as a heavy equipment operator in Cape Breton for many years, having retired in 1989. There will be a mass celebrating Peter's life at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2008, at St. Theresa's Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Branch of the SPCA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 2/28/2008
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Joseph Emile Michel 'Mick' D'Aoust 63, Louisbourg - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of 'Mick' on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, while in respite at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Mick lived in Louisbourg and was cared for and loved by Peter and Michele (Peters) Somers, as well as their children, Mackenzie, Crewe and Eve. For many years, he attended Horizon Achievement Centre and was a joy to all. Mick was a gentle soul, who loved to smile and hug the people who were dear to him. He played guitar, stepdanced and loved to listen to music in his spare time. Everyone who has been touched by Mick's kind spirit has been changed in some way or another. Mick was born with Down's syndrome, but that was not the first thing people focused on when meeting him. It was his infectious love of life and people. We will deeply miss Mick and know he is making others happy in heaven. Mick has a large extended family in all the 'Peters' relatives who accepted him into the family 15 years ago, unconditionally and with lots of love. We, his caregivers, would like to extend a special thank you to all our friends from Louisbourg, Sydney, P.E.I. and Ontario, who also have been very kind and accepting of Mick over the years. We do not have a "conventional" family setup and are very impressed with the caring, loving friends and neighbours we have encountered since moving to Louisbourg 10 years ago. In 1986, Mick was predeceased by his father, Conrad. Surviving are his mother, Rolande, Laval, Que.; sister, Francine D'Aoust (Norm), Saskatoon, Sask.; brothers, Jean-Serge (Suzanne), Lorraine, Que., and Luc (Linda), Thurso, Que.; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew Church, Louisbourg, Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 12/28/2008


Davis Annette (Geddes) Davis Cape Breton Post 4/30/2008 Annette (Geddes) Davis 69, Sydney Mines - Annette (Geddes) Davis, 69, passed away April 28, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lena Mary (MacDonald) Geddes. She was educated at Holy Angles in Sydney and St. FX University. She spent most of her working career at St. Elizabeth and Northside General Hospital until her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Davis; a son, William (Sherry) Davis, Bedford; daughter, Patricia (Brian) Bragg, North Sydney; and her granddaughter, Erin Bragg. She is also survived by her brother, Robert, Canso; and her sister, Elizabeth Broderick, Sydney. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A graveside service will beheld Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to . 4/28/2008 Born in Florence

Dawe Gordon Dawe Cape Breton Post 10/16/2008 Gordon Dawe 82, Albert Bridge - Gordon William Dawe, 82, Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frederick and Lillian (Poirier) Dawe. Gordon is survived by his daughter, Ann Romard (Ray Campbell), Sydney; sons, Gordon (Mary), Hillside Road, and Roy (Donna), Sydney; sister, Mary Fitzpatrick, Alberta; brothers, Gerald, Glace Bay, Frank, P.E.I., and Albert, New Brunswick; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Eliza (Vouden) and brothers, Cecil and Ed. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Church of Christ the King, Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception in the church hall following the burial. Memorials may be made to the family at . 10/14/2008 Born in Sydney

Dawson John 'Jack' Dawson Cape Breton Post 5/27/2008 John 'Jack' Dawson 1934-2008 Glace Bay - We, the family of Jack Dawson, regretfully announce his passing Sunday, May 25, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family, after fighting a hard battle with cancer. Born in Reserve Mines, Sept. 30, 1934, he moved to Glace Bay in 1961 and worked for C.B. Development Corp. for 29 years, working at No. 18, No. 20, No. 26 and at Phalen collieries until his retirement. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting and his beagles, and was a member of the Airway Beagle Club. After retiring he took up his true passion 'golf' and was especially proud of his three holes in one as well as winning the C.B. Seniors Championship in 1995. Jack also enjoyed playing with the 'Huff and Puff' hockey league which he 'retired' from at the age of 71. Left to cherish the memories of Jack are his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley (May); daughters, Colleen (Ray Lalo), Elaine (Bernie Rizzato), Cathy (Bobby Campbell), Carolyn (Melvin Burns), all of New Waterford, Jean (Paul Farrow), Glace Bay; and his sons, Bill, Donkin, Jackie (Lisa), Florida, Bruce (Sherry), Sydney River, and Derrick, British Columbia. Jack also leaves behind his 17 grandchildren. Also surviving are Jack's sisters, Mary Wagner, Ontario, Betty Buckley, Glace Bay, Margaret Stewart, Reserve Mines, and Dorothy (Frankie Caume), Ontario; brother, Jimmy (Velma), Reserve Mines; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Danny Morrison), Gardiner Mines, Norma (Dave Curran), Lingan Road; brothers-in-law, John (Kay May), Glace Bay, Bill (Nancy May), Ontario; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, James and Agnes, brothers, Billy (Korea) and Bruce (Ontario), parents-in-law, William and Madeline May and sister in-law, Brenda Campbell. Cremation has taken place at the family's request with no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Donations, if desired, may be made to Palliative Care or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Dawson family are available through www.vjmcgilivray.ca. 5/25/2008 Born in Reserve Mines, Sept. 30, 1934

Day Jessie Mary 'Joy' Day Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 Jessie Mary 'Joy' Day 89, Sydney - Jessie Mary 'Joy' Day, 89 of Sydney, passed away Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Isabelle (Boyd) MacKay. Joy worked for the Department of National Defense in Ottawa for 25 years. Upon her retirement, she moved back to Sydney. She also worked for Drs. MacAulay and Gaum in the early 40's, prior to moving to Ontario with her husband and son. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, both in Ottawa and Sydney. She was a member of the Cove Auxillary and Louisbourg Ceilidh Chapter IODE. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Belle 'Holly' (John Manderson), Kelowna, BC; son Robert (Pierrette), Windsor, ON; grandchildren Darrell, Tamara, Jason, Bradley and Gregory. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J 'Hap' Day in 1965; sister, Barbara MacLeod. Visitation for the late Joy Day will take place on Sunday, June 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel where funeral service will take place on Monday, June at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Interment in Grand River Cemetery, Grand River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, Sydney Office or Humane Society. On line condolences may be sent to or www.MeM.com 6/11/2008


Day William Alfred (Bill) Day Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 William Alfred (Bill) Day 87, Bras d'Or - It is with heavy hearts, we the family of Bill Day, announce his passing on May 15, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Bill, a native of Bras d'Or, was the son of the late Vincent and Louisa (Colvey) Day. He served overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders. Bill was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or; and a valued member of the community with an avid interest in politics and sports, especially baseball, playing in his younger years and maintaining a lifelong enjoyment in watching a good ball game. Bill is survived by his loving wife, the former Juanita (Nita) LeBlanc; his daughter, Joann, Bras d'Or; his son, Eddie, Ontario; and three grandchildren, Brianna, Emily and Katie. Also, surviving are his brothers, Joseph (Joey) and Les; his sisters, Dorothy Serroul and Betty Musgrave. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Walter, Hartland, Gordon, Lawrence and Eugene, his sisters, Irene LeBlanc, Margaret (Maggie) LeBlanc, Melinda (Ninnie) Ross and Juanita MacLean. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will take place Monday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery under the direction of Francis Funeral Home. 5/15/2008


DeDieu André DeDieu Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 André DeDieu 69, Glace Bay - On Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 we lost a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, André DeDieu. He was a son of the late Gordon and Mary (Stewart) DeDieu. He was also predeceased by his son, Leonard James DeDieu at age 41. André was employed with DEVCO for 30 years. He served in the Canadian Forces, Air Division, for three years and was a member of John Bernard Croak VC Branch 125, New Aberdeen, Royal Canadian Legion. He was also a member of the St. John's Men's Club. He leaves behind his cherished wife of 51 years, Beth DeDieu. He will be greatly missed by his eight children, Wendy Jensen, Kippi, Michelle (John) Spencer, Tommy (Shawna), Glenn (Nina), Chantelle (Steve) Patten, 'AJ' Traboulsee (Allison); beloved 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday 11a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Email condolences to . 1/25/2008


Delaney Brian Delaney Cape Breton Post 6/11/2008 Brian Delaney 40, Sydney - Brian Edward Delaney, 40, of Elmwood Avenue, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at home. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Sadie (MacNeil) Delaney and the late Bernard Delaney. Brian was a member of Holy Redeemer parish and was employed with Home Depot. He had a great love for hockey and baseball and cheering for the Montreal Canadiens. Brian spent the past hockey season coaching the 'Green Machines' with Sydney Minor Hockey. Besides his mother, Sadie, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Wadden); son, Corey and daughter, Shelby, both at home; sister, Kim Delaney (Steve Keeping), Sydney; brother, Steven (Tania), Mt. Uniacke; mother-in-law, Helen Wadden; sister-in-law, Donna (Rod) Swistun, Elmsdale; nieces, Stacy and Samantha; nephews, Peter and Riley; and numerous aunts and uncles. Brian was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ray and Mildred (Whalen) Delaney and maternal grandparents, Alphonse and Olive (MacNeil) MacKenna. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel tomorrow (Thursday, June 12) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Friday, June 13, 11 a.m., with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or to Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/10/2008 Born in Sydney

DeLeskie Donald Francis DeLeskie Cape Breton Post 6/2/2008 Donald Francis DeLeskie Sydney - We, the family, are saddened to announce the death of Donald Francis DeLeskie, 62, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 1, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sydney, he was a twin son of the late James and Anne (Harper) DeLeskie. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Bland); son and namesake, Donald (Linda), Sydney; and two stepsons, Eddie and Michael, Toronto. He is also survived by two sisters, Jane (Dave) Jessome, Florence, C.B., Sheila (Bill) Windsor, Sydney; by brother, Bill (Betty) DeLeskie, Sydney; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by stepmother, Maisie, his brothers, Ron, his twin, Jim and two infant twins and nephew, Billy DeLeskie Jr.. A well known and outspoken activist for the remediation and clean up of the tar ponds and coke ovens site, he will be remembered for all his efforts concerning such and especially when he brought national and worldwide attention to this environmental disaster and its detrimental effects by wading into the tar ponds with bucket and shovel to embarrass the government to respond to the needs of the people. A man of strong conviction who did not hesitate to speak his opinion, he also possessed a softness that was so often directed to the elderly and to children, "All God's angels" to quote him. A deeply spiritual man, he looked forward every Sunday to watching Mass For Shut Ins on television. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, June 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Theresa's Food and Clothing Depot or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at 6/1/2008 Born in Sydney

DeLeskie William Joseph DeLeskie Jr. Cape Breton Post 2/18/2008 William Joseph DeLeskie Jr. Sydney - William Joseph 'Billy' DeLeskie Jr., age 41, was born April 13, 1966, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was the son of William 'Bill' and Elizabeth (Betty Sampson) DeLeskie of Sydney. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Catherine Ann (boyfriend, Dana) and a brother, Kenneth Jason 'Tree'. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Anne DeLeskie and Simon and Marie Sampson. He attended Sydney schools and after graduation from Sydney Academy obtained his BBA degree from UCCB, now CBU. A quiet but caring person, he spent much of his time trying to help those afflicted by life's problems. He was a member of St. Theresa's parish, Sydney and also a 16-year third-degree knight of Council 1060 Knights of Columbus, where he served as program director for the last six years. He was also a member of the Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners' Club, where he enjoyed playing in tarabish tournaments with his dad on Monday afternoons. He enjoyed playing darts and was in a league at the Sydney Elks Club at the time of his first treatments. He often went to legion dances where he loved to dance and sing with his karaoke buddies. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry's Parkview Chapel today (Monday), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 10 a.m. in Saint Theresa's Church, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, with Fr. Jim Oliver as celebrant. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Following the mass a reception will be held at Knight's of Columbus Hall, 300 George St. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to State Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation or Sydney Cancer Treatment Centre, Palliative Care, Sydney or to a charity of your choice. 2/16/2008 born April 13, 1966

DeMont Eric Gordon DeMont Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Eric Gordon DeMont - DeMont, Eric Gordon Q.C. - 80 - Died in his sleep at his winter retreat in Hilton Head Island Thursday, March 6, 2008. Born August 29th, 1927 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, he was the second of three boys born to Clarence and Mabel (nee MacKeigan) DeMont. Eric is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia (nee Rowe) and his three children, Christy (Toronto), Frank (Robyn Eaton) (New Glasgow) and Richard (Montreal) and his two beloved grandchildren, Isobel Ruth and Campbell Eric, along with his brothers Earl (Rea) of Glace Bay and Russ ( Joan) of Halifax. Eric graduated from Glace Bay's Central High School and from Acadia University, where he lettered in Rugby and Basketball and had great success in track and field. He then attended Dalhousie Law School (Class of 1956). It was during his days at Law School that Eric was introduced by brother Earl to Pat, a teacher and also a basketball player, who would become his bride the day after his graduation. During his articles, she supported him, and kept on doing so for the next 51 years. She taught him how to drive and how to be social at parties, with varying degrees of success. Eric was a member of the Nova Scotia and Ontario Bars and practiced law with Rutledge MacKeigan in Halifax before moving to Toronto where he became Regional Counsel for CP Rail. In 1978 Eric left CP and his office on Front Street in Toronto for an office on Main Street in Wolfville, NS where he worked until retirement in 2000. He traded his Central "Y" membership in for a "gym pass" at Acadia where he played basketball with the noontime crowd until well into his 60's. A long time member of the Rotary Club of Wolfville, Eric was a Paul Harris Fellow and a past-president of the Club. He left the Club, and Wolfville, in 2005 to relocate with Pat to Halifax. Eric was known to his friends and family as the quintessential arbiter of fairness. He would enjoy knowing that his children think of him as the ultimate reasonable man - as he would have it, the man on the Clapham Omnibus. (Although if one ever attributed that to him, he might give a brief dissertation on the test as set out in Hall v. Brooklands Auto-Racing Club.) He was a keen swimmer and his favourite place to be was the "Bonavista Cottage", the family vacation home at Melmerby Beach. Exiting the sometimes frigid waters of the Northumberland Strait, he always had the same refrain, "the water is great!". At 80, he was still improving his tennis game, reading the latest magazines on how to hit the topspin backhand that continued to elude him. A lifetime non-drinker and non-smoker, he was the self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur of the family, and his ongoing quest to brew the perfect cup was well-known to all his friends. His interests were wide and varied and included his painting and photography alongside his computer and web surfing. As a fan of Charlie Rose, he was obviously a night owl . An aficionado of the movies, Bob Newhart, and the Marx Brothers, Eric was always ready to laugh, and to make others laugh too. He was an avid cruciverbalist and enjoyed working away at the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle each week. A life long sports fan, he was delighted to watch his grandchildren play hockey, but didn't mind that the basketball games provided considerably warmer places to sit. Eric will be remembered for the funny stories about "back in the day" playing "foot-na- half " and chewing tar! With prosperity as a lawyer, he traded in the tar for the more acceptable black licorice. Eric has gone back to his personal "Mira" where he enjoyed his youthful summers in the 1930's and early 40's. Eric's legacy of fairness and laughter lives on in his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered at a memorial service at a later date. Eric would want all to remember the words of Groucho Marx, "time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana!" Memorial donations can be made to The Coady International Institute, at St. Francis Xavier University, (902 867-5264 ,www.coady.stfx.ca). Condolences can be sent to Pat and the Family at . 3/6/2008 Born August 29th, 1927 in Glace Bay

Denney Melvin S. Denney Cape Breton Post 4/29/2008 Melvin S. Denney Cambridge, Ont. May 7, 1927-April 14, 2008 - Family members regret to announce the passing of their uncle, Melvin S. 'Tinker' Denney, of Cambridge, Ont. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Bill and Rita (Steele) Denney. Burial took place in Ontario. 4/14/2008 Born in North Sydney

Detienne Jessie Marion (MacLeod) Detienne

04/12/2008 New Waterford The sons, daughters and grandchildren of Jessie Marion (MacLeod) Detienne regret to announce her passing on Dec. 4, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family. Born in New Waterford, Jessie was the daughter of the late Neil D. and Isabella (MacDonald) MacLeod and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Jessie was a member of Calvin United Church and in her younger years belonged to the UCW. She enjoyed gardening and sitting on her patio in the summer. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Surviving are her two sons, David (Linda), Wayne, both of Dartmouth; three daughters, Lorraine (Mickey) MacDonald, Arlene Detienne, both of New Waterford, Brenda Detienne, Dartmouth; grandchildren, David (Jaralin) Detienne, Vancouver, B.C., Julie Detienne, Dartmouth, Jennifer MacDougall, Red Deer, Alta., Kristopher and Meagan MacDougall, New Waterford, and Jason MacDonald, Halifax. Jessie was also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George, sisters, Isabell MacDonald, Mary Mitchell, Jean Sedore, Christina MacLeod, brothers, Donald, John Dan, Murdoch, Norman, Charlie, Allister and Calvin and Robert in infancy. Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral service will take place 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 at Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Interment will follow in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Jessie's remains will be taken to the church at noon Sunday. Donations in her memory may be made to Calvin United Church or a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 12/4/2008 Born in New Waterford

Deturbide Eugene Ernest Deturbide Cape Breton Post 1/17/2008 Eugene Ernest Deturbide Sydney Eugene Ernest Deturbide passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dithurbide and predeceased by brothers, Albert, Henry, Michael and Ed. Eugene lived for much of his life in Whitney Pier, a community he deeply cherished. He was employed in the plumbing and heating industry and for 35 years as a firefighter for the City of Sydney, where he later served as a captain and deputy chief. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and an active member of St. Mary's Polish parish. He served for several years as a board member of the Whitney Credit Union. Eugene is survived by Valerie, his wife of 55 years; children, Michael (Joanne), Ann (Geoff) and Barry (Jill); grandchildren, Katherine, Stephen, Devin, Justin and Ben; and siblings, Eva, Joey and George. A special thank you to caregiver Claude Cajolais for his dedication to Eugene. Remains have been entrusted to the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Polish Church. Family and friends are invited to a reception that will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Polish Church or the Alzheimer Society of N.S. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at . 1/15/2008


Deveau Adelaide Félicité Deveau Cape Breton Post 11/7/2008 Adelaide Félicité Deveau Belle Cote - It is with heavy hearts and with most loving memories that we are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our mom, Adelaide, age 74, upon arrival to Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Belle Cote, to the late John P. and Margaret (Chiasson) LeBlanc, she was a true Bellecoter, only living away briefly in Montreal and Toronto, before moving home to stay in 1957. It's here they raised six children and helped raise her beloved grandchildren with whom she loved to play Scrabble. No one passed through our doors without having at least a cup of tea, many with fresh homemade bread and preserves. She was an avid bingo and card player and even on her last morning completed her daily crossword and cryptoquote. Along with running the in-home Canada Post outlet for almost 30 years, she was a member of the St. Michael CWL, a lecturer and involved in the Belle Cote Community Centre. Belle Cote Days were her most favourite time of year, the more the merrier, so many laughs and stories shared. She leaves to mourn her husband of 52 years, Gerry; three sons, Junior, Belle Cote, Johnny (Linda), Edmonton, and Herman, Belle Cote/Fort McMurray; three daughters, Lucy (Lawrence) Miller, Ann (Ross MacKay), both of Halifax, and Ella (Frank) White, Norwood, Mass.; grandchildren, Meaghan, Ashley, Shelly, Caithlin, Cassey, Johnathon, Matthew, Trenton and Jordan; one sister, Mary Catherine (Dennis) Murphy; aunt, Marie Louise Moncousky, mother-in-law, Lucy Lortie; daughter-in-law, Mona Deveau. She will be sorely missed by her card and bingo buddies, Caroline, John, Cecile and "the angels" Anne Louise, Dorothy and Wilena. She was predeceased by one sister, Mary Louise Cormier. Visitation will be take place today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Belle Cote Community Centre. Funeral will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, Margaree, Fr. Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Belle Cote and Area Community Centre. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. "As a loving tribute to mom, take time to sit, have a cup of tea and watch the sunset!" 11/5/2008 Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Belle Cote

Devereau Margaret Devereux Cape Breton Post 5/10/2008 Margaret Devereux Graveside Service - Interment for the late Margaret Devereux who passed away on Jan. 24, 2008, will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 10 a.m. in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney River, Fr. Norman MacPhee will be officiating at the graveside service. 1/24/2008


Devereux Mary 'Margaret' Devereux Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 Mary 'Margaret' Devereux 89, Chester - Mary 'Margaret' Devereux, 89, of Chester and formerly of Sydney died Jan. 24, 2008, in Shoreham Village Home, Chester. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Hugh and Catherine (MacNeil) MacDonald. Margaret trained as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay, married Dr. Harold Devereux and they lived in Sydney where her husband practised medicine. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Dianne MacDonald (Dr. Greg Tompkins), Chester; sons, Gregory (Kathleen), Christ Church, New Zealand, Brian (Akiko), Toronto, Dennis, Timberlea, Bruce (Makiko), Vancouver; her sister, Mary (Leo) Kennedy), New Waterford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Harold, brothers, Michael, Stephen and Hector and sister, Catherine. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment of ashes will take place this spring in Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, 902-275-3811. Online condolences may be sent to 1/24/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Devison Ben Devison Cape Breton Post 3/5/2008 Ben Devison 37, Glace Bay - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our companion, son, brother and friend, Benjamin Alphonse Devison of Glace Bay, which occurred Monday, March 3, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Martha Morrison and the late Alphonse Devison. Ben was employed with Baughan's Transport. Graduating in 2003, he achieved his personal goal of becoming a licensed tractor-trailer driver. He was a past president of the Bayview Community Center and enjoyed his membership as a 'ham' operator in the CB Radio Club. Besides his mother, he is survived by his longtime companion and best friend, Bonnie Price; 'light of his life' son, Andrew; sisters, Paulette (Willie Joe Aucoin) McIsaac, Teresa Morrison and Marion Aucoin, all of Kitchener, Marcella Morrison, Mary (Dave Denny) Aucoin, Linda Tracey and Susan Price, all of Glace Bay, Kelly (Paul) Cosnick, Gardiner Mines, Kelly Price-Harding, Plaster Rock, N.B., Lacey Legacey, Black's Harbour, N.B., Margaret Gaul, Halifax, Cynthia (Kevin) MacNeil, Albert Bridge; brothers, Michael Morrison, Glace Bay, and Danny Devison, Ontario; very dear friend, Agnes Taylor; many nieces, nephews and close friends. Sad parting also from his dog, Piper. Besides his father, Ben was predeceased by brothers, John Leo Morrison, Wayne and Frankie Devison. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. E-mail condolences to . 3/3/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Dillon Evelyn Adelaide Dillon Cape Breton Post 6/2/2008 Evelyn Adelaide Dillon - It is with great sorrow that we regret to announce the passing of Evelyn Adelaide (Peach) Dillon at Seaview Manor, who went to be with her lord and saviour who she faithfully served throughout her 94 years, Friday, May 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Born in 1913, to Sanford and Adelaide Peach, she was one of the six children who grew up in Black Brook, Homeville, Cape Breton. She is survived by her three children, son, Gary (Elsie) Dillon; daughters, Ruth (Garry) Smith, Gail (Gary) Degaust. She is also survived by a sister, Jean (Michael) McNeil and sister-in-law, Gladys Peach, wife of brother Harold. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Troy (Lorelei) Dillon, Karen (Michael) Murphy, John (Shauna) Dillon, David (Cheryl) Smith, Evie (Glen) Wiseman, Adam Smith, Stefanie (Stephen) White, Andre Degaust. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, John Laughlin Dillon (1967), also her brother, Harold K. Peach, sister, Nettie P. Sloan, her brothers, Earle S. Peach and Stewart B. Peach. For many years she was a member of the Homeville Baptist Church. Later, after moving to Glace Bay where she resided at 140 Douglas Ave., she joined the United Baptist Church, now the Glace bay Baptist Church, 229 York St. She loved the Lord and served him for many years and was a member of the WMS and the choir. She was also a member of the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge for several years. A school teacher by profession, she graduated from Normal College in Truro in 1931. At the age of 18, she began to teach at Homeville school where she taught for several years. In later years she taught at Morrison Jr. High in Glace Bay, as well as St. Anthony's. She also sold Avon for many years and later enrolled in a first aid course which allowed her to work at the hospital as a nurse's aid. She lived her remaining years at Seaview Manor. Visitation for the late Evelyn Adelaide Dillon will be held in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Monday, June 2, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Glace Bay Baptist Church, 229 York St., Tuesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Dillon officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who we loved and cherished and in this time of sorrow we would ask that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Glace Bay Baptist Church. 5/30/2008 Born in 1913 in Black Brook

DiPersio Henry (Hank) Anthony DiPersio Cape Breton Post 5/7/2008 Henry (Hank) Anthony DiPersio Sydney Mines - On May 5, 2008, after a life that was lived to the fullest, Hank passed away surrounded by the exceptional love of his wife and family. Hank was born June 16, 1922 in Sydney Mines. He was the son of late Rosario and Secondina Di Persio. One of Hank’s proudest accomplishments was his service to his country as a member of the Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War. He was wounded twice in action and was recognized for his service in Italy, Germany and France. He was recently awarded a medal for his service in Holland. After the war, Hank trained as a refrigeration mechanic and worked for Ideal Ice Cream in refrigeration and sales. Because of his outgoing personality, he ventured into the area of marketing and at the end of his career, was sales manager for Brookfield and was acknowledged for his innovation and outstanding results in this area. Hank was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. As an accomplished curler, he was president of the Sydney Mines Curling Club and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Curling Association, Royal Canadian Legion, N.S. Command. He had a passion for fishing and spent endless hours enjoying the tranquility of Middle River. He always enjoyed a good round of golf both at Seaview Golf and Country Club and on the greens with his friends in St. Petersburg, Florida. He spent six months of the year at his Florida home and thoroughly enjoyed playing cards with his buddies. Hank was a strong participator in his community. He was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Santa Maria Council 2024 serving as Grand Knight and District Deputy. He had a keen interest in politics and was active in fundraising. Hank is survived by his wife and soul mate of 63 years, Violet; his six children, Henry (Judy) Di Persio, Debbie (Howard) Windsor, Denise Bagnell, Maureen Mueller, Joe (Lynne) Di Persio, John (Jennifer Bowser) Di Persio. He is also survived by brothers, Patrick Di Persio, Bruno (Rose) Di Persio, Hector (Rebecca) Di Persio; sisters, Doreen Latwaitis, Ida Lyle, Sister Anne Di Persio; and grandchildren, Dan, Darryl, Jennifer, Tanya, Michelle, Nicole, Jennifer, Beth, Ted, Allie, Adam, Carla, Nicholas, Cara, Colby and Brody. In addition, he is survived by four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Hank was predeceased by his brother, Merino and his sister, Mary. Visitation for the late Hank DiPersio will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Thursday, May 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Convent Street, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Following the burial, a reception will be held in the KOC, Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hank may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy4:7-8 5/5/2008 born June 16, 1922 in Sydney Mines

Dixon Cory Dixon Cape Breton Post 2/20/2008 Cory Dixon 29, Sydney - It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Cory Dixon, 29, of St. Albans Avenue, Sydney, who passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Emerson and Jocelyn (Cook) Dixon of Sydney. Cory enjoyed the outdoors and worked in Alberta the last number of years. He always came back to Cape Breton, his son, Jimmy Ryan and the people he loved. Forever missed and loved. He is survived by his companion, Jennifer Mercer and his only beloved son, Jimmy Ryan, Sydney; parents, Jocelyn and Emerson;brother, Emerson, Sydney; sister, Melissa (Stan Lagutdu), Alberta; and paternal grandmother, Alexandra Dixon, Sydney. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/18/2008 Born in Halifax

Dixon Linda Brown Dixon Cape Breton Post 5/5/2008 Linda Brown Dixon 1966 - 2008, Sydney - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Linda Brown Dixon, age 42, on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Linda passed away at Braemore Home where she had been a resident of for the past several years. Born in Neil's Harbour she is survived by her special mother, Agnes Dixon; sisters, Flora (Garry Noel), Juanita (Bernie Steele); brothers, Benny (Janie), Wayne Brown and special aunt, Thelma Dixon. Linda was predeceased by her father, Charles Dixon and her maternal mother, Cecila Brown. Linda will be sadly missed by all her friends and staff at Braemore Home, special friends at Sobey's and Value Village in Sydney River. Also, she will be missed by Syd and Vicious who always took Linda for outings. There will be no visitation for Linda. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A graveside service will be held at St. Anne's Cemetery, Wallace Road, Glace Bay at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, with Fr. John MacIntyre officiating. Donations in Linda's memory may be made to Braemore Home or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the Brown Dixon family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. "Till we meet again Linda We will always love and miss you! God has another Angel. xoxoxo" 5/3/2008 Born in Neil's Harbour

Dixon Thomas Gordon Dixon Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Thomas Gordon Dixon Oct. 7, 1928 - March 7, 2008 - Passed away peacefully Victoria County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in South Harbour, N.S., he was the son of the late Alec and Margaret Fitzgerald Dixon. He was a member of St. Michael's parish, Baddeck. Tommy was employed by the Department of Transportation from 1957 up to his retirement in 1986. During that time he served several terms as president of the Victoria County Highway Workers (CUPE). He was a proud member of the 'The Reds' hockey team at the Baddeck Old Timers Hockey League and was Baddeck's biggest Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He was also past president of St. Michael's Parish Hall Committee and was active in the weekly 45s games. In later years he kept active and particularly enjoyed walking, his daily trip and chat at the post office and working around the yard. He loved animals and most recently enjoyed doing barn work and spending time with the horses. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James, sister, Kathleen, and granddaughter, Terri Dixon. He is survived by his wife, Hazel (Donovan) Dixon; sons, Ronald (Laura) and Parker (Wanda); and daughter, Lorelei, all of Baddeck; as well as grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Seely, New Brunswick, Charley Dixon, Ariel Dixon, Baddeck; step grandsons, Danny and Sandy McCully and Randy Yorke, Parsboro, N.S. He is also survived by his sister, Julianne Gwynn, Ingonish; brothers, Bart, Ontario, and Omar, Brazil. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Victoria County Memorial Hospital and the many wonderful people who helped us through these trying times. Thanks Jonathan for keeping the family driveway plowed and to everyone else who helped - you know who you are. The body is resting at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, with visitation Monday, March 10, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral will be held 11 a.m Tuesday at Saint Michael's Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial will be in Saint Michael's Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IWK in the memory of Terri Dixon. 3/7/2008 Born in South Harbour

Dolimont Theresa C. Dolimont Cape Breton Post 2/13/2008 Theresa C. Dolimont 82, North Sydney - It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Theresa Caroline Dolimont, age 82, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in North Sydney, Aug. 1, 1925, Theresa was the daughter of the late Samuel Stephen and Charlotte (LeFrense) Robinson. She was employed with the Cape Breton-Victoria School Board, retiring in 1991, she also did volunteer work at both the Miners Memorial Manor and with the breakfast program at Thompson Junior High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Leonard Dolimont; and her five children, her son, Gordon (Claire), Windsor, N.S.; daughters, Linda (Jim) Hull, Long Island, Helen (Grant) King, Bedford, Brenda Dolimont, Greenwood, Patricia Dolimont (Charlie), Port Hastings; seven grandchildren Michelle and Stephen Dolimont, Andrew Hull, Erin and Brett King, Kathleen Lutz, Daniel Skinner; her two sisters, Jean Moore, Sarnia and Frances Devoe, Toronto; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Eva Facchin, Queen Elizabeth Reck, Florence Nicholas, Fred and Abe Robinson, Mary Ann Howard and Josephine Smith. Visitation for Theresa will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. James Attwood officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Halifax Regional Cerebral Palsy Association. Online condolences may be sent . 2/12/2008 Born in North Sydney, Aug. 1, 1925

Dolomont Benjamin J. 'B.J.' Dolomont Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Benjamin J. 'B.J.' Dolomont 59, Long Island - It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the sudden passing of Benjamin J. 'B.J' Dolomont, father, brother and uncle, a resident of Long Island on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Benjamin was born and grew up at 91 Peppett St., North Sydney, the son of the late William and Catherine (Osborne) Dolomont. He was employed as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic and an active member of Knights of Columbus, Father William Kiely Council, in North Sydney and a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Benjamin in his earlier years enjoyed being outdoors, especially enjoyed the 'good cup of tea' (mug up) after a day of hunting or fishing. He was an avid Blue Jays and Boston Bruins fan and enjoyed many nights watching old movies and new releases which he shared with his darling daughter Katherine. Benjamin was taken suddenly from his daughter, Katherine; sisters, Molly (Luc) Ouelette, Frances Sheffield, Bridget (Fred) Fudger, Mary (Robert) Bradbury and Shirley MacInnes; his brothers, William (Sylvia) Dolomont and Michael (Linda) Dolomont; his many nieces and nephews; his brothers-in-law, Frank Fennell and Patrick Dooley; and also his fellow employees and friends at Marine Atlantic. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Theresa Dooley, Joan Fennell, brothers, Jack and Ronald Dolomont, brothers-in-law, Jamie MacInnes and George Sheffield, nephews, Patrick Dooley and Jim Dooley, and niece, Michelle Dolomont. In keeping with B.J.'s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place for family and close friends, with visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney followed by a service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to . (06/03/2008) Benjamin J. 'B.J.' Dolomont 59, Long Island - It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Benjamin James 'B.J.' Dolomont, 59, a resident of Long Island, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. 3/5/2008 born at 91 Peppett St., North Sydney

Donato Margret (Lyle) Donato

Margret (Lyle) Donato 71, Lower Sackville - Margret (Lyle) Donato, 71, of Lower Sackville passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 30, 2008. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Vickers) Lyle. She was an avid bowler and girl guide leader for many years. Margret will be remembered most for her amazing sense of humour. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick, brothers, Herbert, Alex, James, Edgar and Gerald and sisters, Catherine and Janet. She is survived by her three children, Nick (Shona), Sydney Mines, Paula (Jamie) and Darren, Lower Sackville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all whom loved her dearly. Also surviving are sisters, Casilda (Jack) Beddow, Sydney Mines, and Sharon (Klaus) Heinrich, Bedford; brother, David (Eileen) Lyle, Bras d'Or. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, officiated by Fr. J.J. MacDonald. Reception to follow. The family would like to thank Charmaine Cater for all her love and care. 12/30/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Donnison-Boutilier Georgina Ann Donnison-Boutilier Cape Breton Post 2/14/2008 Georgina Ann Donnison-Boutilier 1924-2008 Sydney - Georgina Ann Donnison-Boutilier of Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Elsie (Gardiner) Matheson. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney. Georgina was employed at Sydney City Hospital in the medical records department until her retirement. She was also a member of Eastern Star Lodge and volunteered her time at various activities at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She is survived by her sons, James (Theresa) and Robert, both of Sydney; a sister, Effie Williams (the late Charles), Sydney; three grandchildren, Tamara, Kelly (Jamie Koop), Jimmy; one great-grandchild, Connor; nephew, Graham (Betty) Williams; and stepchildren, Margaret, Thomas, Andrew and Janet. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Donnison in 1964 and her second husband, Lloyd Boutilier in 2007. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Sincere thank you to Dr. Myatt and staff of floors 3B and 4B at CBRH. Online condolences may be sent to . 2/12/2008 Born in Sydney

Donovan Donald James Donovan Cape Breton Post 5/14/2008 Donald James Donovan 51, Montreal/Ingonish - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Dovovan on Wednesday April 30, 2008, at the Royale Victoria Hospital, Montreal, after a brief illness. Born in Neil's Harbour, June 1, 1956, he was the son of the late Vivian and Jim Donovan, Ingonish Harbour. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Ingonish. Donald graduated from Cabot High School, Neil's Harbour in 1974 and went on to receive his BA from King's College, Halifax in 1977, his BEd from Dalhousie in 1978, and his BA in French from Concordia University, Montreal. Donald was presently employed as executive director of Special Events at Ogilvies of Montreal and had worked there for over 25 years. He was a valued colleague and friend as was evident by the support shown to our family by the staff. Donald was very much involved with fundraising for cancer research, the Hope and Cope program for juvenile leukemia, and worked many hours arranging art shows, concerts, and other benefits through Ogilvies. Family was very important to Donald. He always kept in touch and visited every summer. His great sense of humour will always be remembered. Donald is survived by two sisters, Regina (Carl), Ottawa, Janette (Jerry), Ingonish; one brother, Rodney (Laura), Truro; and special parents, Jean and Owen Williams, Neil's Harbour. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service at 2 p.m., May 17, St. Peter's Cemetery, Ingonish, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To love a person, is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. 4/30/2008 Born in Neil's Harbour, June 1, 1956

Donovan Helen Cecelia (Thompson) Donovan Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 Helen Cecelia Donovan (Thompson) 89, Sydney - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Helen, regret to announce her passing on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a short illness. Helen was born and raised in Sydney. She was employed for many years at the Isle Royal Hotel and the Holiday Inn until she retired. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, an associate member of Branch 12 Legion and past President of the KOC Ladies Auxilary 1060 for 13 years. She will be sadly missed by her son, Harold (Georgina) and granddaughter, Courtney, Penticton, B.C.; brothers, Peter (Carol), Gordie (Catherine), both of Sydney, Charlie (Janice), Ontario and Alan, B.C.; sisters, Gladys, Frances, Marie, Mary, all of Sydney and Josephine, Ontario. Aunt Helen was also dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, James; parents, George and May Thompson; brothers, George, Charlie and Jimmy; sisters, Alice, Ida and Jenny. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Saturday, June 14) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 15, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel church with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences may be sent to 6/12/2008 born in Sydney

Donovan Mary Elizabeth Donovan Cape Breton Post 10/22/2008 Mary Elizabeth Donovan 95, Sydney - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth Donovan which occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care facility surrounded by her family. Born in Boisdale, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Flora (MacIntyre) Campbell. She resided at Harbourstone for five years and was a member of the choir. She enjoyed listening to bagpipes and fiddle music and spending time with her family. To know her was to love her. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mary Elizabeth is survived by her five children, John MacDonald, Ontario, Steve MacDonald (Shirley), Alex (Karen) MacDonald, Marie (Max) Weatherbee, Margie (Dave), all of Sydney. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Angus Joseph MacDonald, second husband, George Donovan, siblings, Alex Dan, Vince, Lamey, Veronica, Christine, Theresa and Katherine Effie. Visitation will take place Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 10/21/2008 Born in Boisdale

D'Orsay Barbara Lynn D'Orsay Cape Breton Post 4/21/2008 Barbara Lynn D'Orsay 60, Coxheath - Barbara Lynn D'Orsay, 60, Coxheath, and formerly of Ross Ferry, passed away April 17, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born at Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Eileen Taylor. She was an adherent of the Anglican Church of Canada. Barb will be missed by her friends and co-workers at the North Sydney Super-Value store, where she has been employed for the past 10 years. She is survived by her husband, William Glen D'Orsay, daughters, Shannon Eileen D'Orsay and Rochelle Mary D'Orsay; and grandchild, Barron. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at 4/17/2008 Born at Halifax

Doucette Mary Jane Doucette Cape Breton Post 5/21/2008 Mary Jane Doucette 93, Membertou Feb. 6, 1915-May 20, 2008 - Mary Jane Doucette, 93, of Membertou, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Born in Pictou Landing, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (Basque) McKenzie. She was a member of St. Anne's parish, Membertou and St. Anthony Daniel parish, Sydney. She was the eldest resident of Membertou. She is survived by daughters, Frances (Kevin) McIntyre, Sydney, Joan (Peter) Knapp, Ontario; her son, Kenny (Anita) Doucette, Membertou; a sister, Vangie Tsolinas, Randolph, Mass.; grandsons, Michael, Chris, Kevin Jr. McIntyre, Edward James Kabatay, Angelo LaPorte, Ajay Googoo, Daniel Paul; granddaughters, Annie, Martina, Kayla, Maria Doucette; great-grandchildren, Brett, Shanelle, Cassie; several nieces and nephews and numerous godchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, brother, James McKenzie, sisters, Guida Cope, Mildred Watson and Josephine Brooks. Visitation for the late Mrs. Doucette will take place at the family home, 2 Doucette's Lane, after 7 p.m., Thursday. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit, C.B. Regional Hospital, St. Anne's Church or St. Anthony Daniel parish or a charity of choice. Many thanks to Dr. S. Haleem, doctors and nurses of C.B. Regional dialysis unit and staff of 4B; also the staff of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to 5/20/2008 Born in Pictou Landing

Downing Dr. Eric James Downing Cape Breton Post 6/13/2008 Dr. Eric James Downing Grand River, N.S. March 10, 1950-June 9, 2008 - We regret to announce the unexpected death of Eric James Downing, formerly of Shawinigan, Quebec. He was the son of Douglas and the late Hazel Downing. Eric is survived by his wife, Catherine; sons, Sam, Ben and John; daughters, Anatasia and Nicole; sisters, Joan and Anne and brother, Tom. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Barrett Clair Johnson officiating. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care. Family flowers only please. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alex. A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 6/9/2008


Doyen Christena Doyen The Day 3/30/2008 - Our loving mother, Christena Doyen of Fishers Island, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008. She was born in Port Hood, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 3, 1932, and was one of 16 children who were born to John and Catherine MacDonald. Her dear husband of 50 years, Francis Doyen, died last year surrounded by the love of his life and their children. Christena was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church and of the Fishers Island Altar and Rosary Society for many years. She was also a dedicated volunteer at the Hit or Miss Rummage Sale. Christena was a very resourceful lady who loved cooking, baking, and family meals, and most importantly, she was a mom to all who knew her. Her four children, Josephine Taylor of Drums, Pa., Marie Lester of Old Saybrook, Daniel Doyen, Thomas Doyen, and a grandson, Dylan Doyen, all of Fishers Island, survive her. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at our Lady of Grace Church on Fishers Island. The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home of New London is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to either Our Lady of Grace Church or to the Fishers Island Fire Department Seastretcher Fund. 3/23/2008 born in Port Hood on March 3, 1932

Doyle Joseph Doyle Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Joseph Doyle, 99 Sydney - Albert Joseph Doyle, Sydney, passed away at home on Saturday. Earthly birthday, February 5, 1909 heavenly birthday, June 7, 2008. Born in Whiteside, Richmond County, he was the son of the late Dan and Agnes (Wilson) Doyle. Joe was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of Branch 138, Royal Canadian Legion. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was also a member of the Carpenter's Union, Local No. 1558 for over 60 years. He retired from the Dept. of National Defense, Sydney Radar Base, where he worked for more than 30 years. Joseph was a long time member of St. Theresa's parish, Sydney. He is survived by sons, Aubrey (Marjorie) Sydney, and Blennis, Calgary; daughters, Ann Marie (Jim) Whitney, Mira and Elaine (Paul) Carabin, Dominion; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Grace. He was predeceased by his wife, Rachael in 1983 and also by sisters, Mary Emeline, Mary Hayes, Mary Lilly, and Clare (Kean) and brothers, Jack, Bill, Edward, and Tom. Visitation for Mr. Doyle will take place on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Please go to www.mem.com to leave condolences for the family, view the movie and sign the guestbook. 6/7/2008 Born in Whiteside, Richmond Co

Doyle Raphael 'Ray' Fraser Doyle Cape Breton Post 2/20/2008 Raphael 'Ray' Fraser Doyle 64, Dominion - Ray Doyle, 64, of Dominion, formerly of Atikokan, Ont., passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the QEII Hospital, Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Myles and Josephine (Pratt) Doyle. He was a member of St. Leo's parish, Sterling, and worked as an electronic technician. Ray is survived by his wife, Marcella (MacNeil); daughter, Lisa (Jim) Johnson, Atikokan, Ont.; son, Aaron (Sarah), Halifax; sisters, Eunice (Cameron) MacKinnon and Karen (Gilbert) MacIntyre, both of Sydney; brother, Greg, Alberta; granddaughters, Nadine and Savannah, who were his pride and joy; and numerous nieces and nephews.A memorial mass will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/15/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Drover Jean (Dormody) Drover Cape Breton Post 4/26/2008 Jean (Dormody) Drover 86, Amherst - Jean (Dormody) Drover, 86, of Amherst and formerly of Sydney passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Gables Lodge, Amherst, with her family at her side. Jean was born in 1922 in Bishop's Falls, N.L. and was a daughter of the late Richard and Sarah (Kelly) Dormody. Visitation will be held at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, 902-667-9906, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday from Campbell's Chapel. Online condolences can be made at www.campbells-amherst.ca. 4/24/2008 born in 1922 in Bishop's Falls

Duffney George Raymond Duffney Cape Breton Post 10/20/2008 George Raymond Duffney 1927 - 2008 - It is with great sadness we announce that Ray Duffney (as he was known to all) passed away on the morning of Oct., 17, 2008, at Brampton Civic Hospital after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie (Holland) Duffney and his brother, Pius (Pat) Duffney. He is survived by his sister, Theresa (Duffney) Whalen; his three children, George, Ken (JoAnne) and Karen (Gord) Rees; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his devoted 'Puddy' cat. Ray loved music, good food, a cold beer and anything involving his family and friends. Ray loved to play his favourite tunes on his guitar whenever there was a get together and loved to win a couple of bucks in a card game. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Tributes to the family may be made at www.mem.com. 10/17/2008


Dunn Kenneth Stanley Dunn Cape Breton Post 5/13/2008 Kenneth Stanley Dunn 73, Prime Brook -It is with deep regret that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Kenny Dunn, which occurred on Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl (Peddle) Dunn. He was employed with the Department of Transportation until his retirement. Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Grace (Bryanton) Dunn; two sons, Glen Dunn (Stephanie MacPhee), Terry Dunn (Heather Mahan); sister, Millie (Eric) Lordly, Howie Centre; brother, Gordon (Lillian) Dunn, Prime Brook; sister-in-law, Emily Dunn, Mira Road. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lyn-Ann (Wayne) Bessant, Halifax, Matthew Dunn (Jessie), Moncton, N.B., his four precious great-grandchildren, Alexander, Norman, Terry and Hayden, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Margie, Vivian, Rose and brothers, Gerald, Arthur and Wallace. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday, May 13, 2008) at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place in Hardwood Cemetery, reception to follow at Chant's Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/11/2008 Born in Sydney

Dupe Kevin Dupe Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 Kevin Dupe May 28, 1967-Feb. 11, 2008 - Kevin Dupe passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Ruth Kalbhenn and Ron Dupe. Kevin attended Mount Carmel School and Breton Education Centre. He was a loving son and brother with a well remembered sense of humour. Kevin will be dearly missed by his cherished daughter, Jordynn and her mother, Bobby-Joe Cowan. Kevin leaves behind to mourn brothers, Ronald, Joey, Bradley (Fern); sisters, Paula (Kenith) and Sharon. Kevin will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by brother, Paul, grandparents, Ludwig and Helene (Tuddy) Kalbhenn and James and Nelly Dupe. Service for Kevin will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. at Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel Kitchener, Ont. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society or a charity of one's choice. 2/11/2008 Born in New Waterford

Durant Wilfred Eric Durant Cape Breton Post 10/20/2008 Wilfred Eric Durant 97, Glace Bay - Wilfred Eric Durant, 97, of Gannon Street, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Hunters River, P.E.I., Eric was the son of the late John And Emily (Myers) Durant. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Eric was a former member of St. Mary's Senior Men's Club and loved participating in their singing sessions. Eric served in the Canadian Military from 1939 to 1945 and was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas in France, England, Belgium, Germany and was involved in the Liberation of Holland. A painter by trade, he worked for over 51 years in the business. He was employed with Burke & Chiasson Painting Contractors and later was hired as a painting foreman with Northern Affairs at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Eric loved to travel even if it was just to go on his evening drives in his car with his best friend and wife, Ella. Eric will be remembered as a loving and compassionate father who was always proud of his family. He is survived by his wife of over 75 years, the former Ella Thoms and their four children. They include his daughter, Leone (Albert) Blois, Glace Bay, granddaughter, Charlene (Gerard) Blois, great-granddaughter, Erica Stevens, great-grandson, Devin and great great-granddaughter, Fallyn. Eric's next daughter is Alma (William) Walker, Sydney River, grandson, Wilfred (Mariam) Walker, granddaughter Lisa (David) MacLellan, great-granddaughter, Courtney Walker, grandson, Derek (Shirin) Walker and great-grandson, Ryan Walker. Eric is survived by his two sons who also followed in their father's footsteps as a painter, they are Edison 'Ed' (Sandra) Durant, Lingan, and Carvle, (Chermaine 'Sis' (Boone) Durant who passed away in 1987), Glace Bay, grandson, Eric (Diane), great-granddaughter, Jenna, grandson, Blair (Kathy), grandson, Glen (Vickie) and granddaughters, Wanda Durant, Donna (Allen) MacLean as well as several nieces and nephews. Left to mourn Eric's passing are siblings Hilda and Clifford, both in Ontario. Eric was predeceased by five sisters, Muriel, Elsie, Frances, Dorothy, Vera and one brother, Michael. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Vernon Reid is Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery which is located on Maple Avenue, Glace Bay. Veterans will gather in front of the church to form an honour guard for their departed comrade. All are invited to join the family for a reception at St. Mary's Parish Hall. As an expression of sympathy for Eric donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family can be expressed through the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home website: www.vjmcgillivray.net. The Durant Family would like to express a sincere thank you to the New Waterford Homemakers, Breton Caregivers and the VON. 10/18/2008 Born in Hunters River P.E.I.

Dwyer Daniel Thomas Dwyer Cape Breton Post 5/9/2008 Daniel Thomas Dwyer Oromocto, N.B. - The sudden death of Dan Dwyer occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital, Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Born in New Waterford, C.B., he was the son of Thomas and the late Cecelia (Ropek) Dwyer and husband to Jeanne Montague. Dan had a 25-year career with the military, retiring as military police. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Jeanne; children, Eric and Tiffany Dwyer; stepchildren, Cody and Tayler Lunnen; his father and stepmother, Thomas and Irene Dwyer; brothers, Terry (Suzie) and Timmy (Lori); sisters, Tracey (Eric) and Tammy (Ryan); as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home, Saturday, May 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Rev. Ken Weir officiating. For those who wish, memorial tributes in Dan's honour may be made in the form of floral tributes or to a charity of the donor's choice. 506-357-5100, www.oromoctofh.com 5/7/2008 Born in New Waterford

Eddy Margaret Eddy Cape Breton Post 5/29/2008 Margaret Eddy 89, Sydney - Margaret Ann Eddy, 89, of Cusack Drive, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Woodbine, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late John and Annie (MacEachern) MacInnis. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Sydney. Surviving are her daughters, Beverly (Teddy) Bryan, Louise (Garfield) Moe, Barbara (Wayne) Miller, all of Sydney. and Cathy (Bernie) Thompson, Berwick; sons, Donald (Judy), Sydney, and Martin (Darlene), with whom she resided; sisters, Emily Butler, Sydney, and Ethel Doncaster, Cobourg, Ont.; sister-in-law, Gladys MacInnis, Sydney; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, John, son, Michael Gerald, sisters, Mae Nash and Mary MacInnis, brothers, John Joe, Michael Alexander and James Francis, grandson, Jody and great-granddaughter, Dominique. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Saturday, 10 a.m. with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kings Special Olympics, c/o Special Olympics Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Rd., Suite 305, Halifax, N.S., B3J 1G6, or to charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 5/28/2008 Born in Woodbine

EDWARDS Charles Joseph Edwards Halifax Herald 10/10/2008 EDWARDS, Charles Joseph - 1931-2007. In loving memory of Charles Joseph Edwards, age 76 of West Chezzetcook, who passed away very peacefully with family at his side on Thanksgiving Day, October 8, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Charlie was the son of the late James and Annie (MacDougall) Edwards. Charlie worked very hard with pride for O'Connor's Cleaners, and then enjoyed many years with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union as a superintendent before retiring. With loving hands and heart he raised a family of four children with his soul mate, the late Helena Alice LaPierre. Charlie was a Catholic and a member of St. Anselm's Parish, West Chezzetcook. He was a wonderful musician, playing harmonica and guitar. His dedicated hobby of racing homing pigeons gave him many hours of joy and happiness. As a forgiving, honest, soft-hearted father who was always willing to share a laugh, he will be missed dearly. He is survived by his daughters, Angela McGrath (Kevin) of Hammonds Plains; Wanda Milne (William) of Head Chezzetcook; Maria Murphy (Timothy) of West Chezzetcook and son, Charles Edwards (Heather) of New Brunswick; his beautiful grandchildren, Alicia, Dylan, Carson and Tyler; brothers, John Edwards, Ontario; Alex Edwards and sisters, Janie Robinson, Alexis Rhodenizer, Rachael Taylor and Annie Mae Snow, all of Cape Breton. He was predeceased by sisters, Josie Willett and Margie Covey and brother, Jimmy Edwards. Friends and family who wish to pay their respects may do so at Rowling's Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Anselm's Church, West Chezzetcook at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, Father Darius presiding. Reception will follow in St. Anselm's Hall. All are welcome. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or QEII Foundations in lieu of flowers. The family would like to thank the staff at QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dartmouth General Hospital for their compassion and support. 8/10/2008 1931 sydney mines ns Contributor: Hugh Taylor
Ellis Katheryn Elizabeth Ellis Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Katheryn Elizabeth Ellis Kingston, Ont. - Katheryn Elizabeth Ellis passed away at her home in Kingston Ont. on Sept. 23, 2008, after a prolonged illness, surrounded by her family. Born in Woodbine, Cape Breton on Dec, 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Angus Walter and Catherine MacLean. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; two daughters, Shelly (Bruce) Hunter, Kitchener, Ont., Shannon (Jim) Oshefslci, Red Deer, Atla.; stepdaughter, Sandra (Ron) Hughes, Prescott, Ont.; sister, Rita Anstey, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Theresa MacLean, Howie Centre; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Stephen, Alex, Francis and Angus and three brothers in infancy, sisters, Margaret Hickey and Theresa O'Grady. Funeral mass will be held on Oct. 16, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, East Bay, Fr. Francis Abbass officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. 9/23/2008 Born in Woodbine on Dec, 5, 1930

Evans Evelyn Muriel Evans Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Evelyn Muriel Evans Sept. 1, 1915- March 6, 2008 - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mom, Evelyn Evans, early on the morning of March 6, 2008, at the Northside Community Guest Home. She was the daughter of the late George and Bessie (Graham) Mouland. Mom was a devoted mother and grandmother. Many are the memories of the summers we spent at Mira Gut and Groves Point. Evelyn was, until three years ago a lifelong resident of Huron Avenue, Sydney Mines. She was a member of the Clyde Avenue United Baptist Church and participated in the church family as a Sunday school teacher, member of the WMS and Ladies Guild for many years. She will be greatly missed by her children, Daryl and Margie Evans and boys Gregory and Byron, and Ellen and Freman Johnston and their children, Tanya, Shawn and Natasha (Mike) Dewald and great-grandsons, Kaden Johnston and Seth Dewald. She is also survived by her brother, Harold (Ann) Mouland, Barrie, Ont.; and brothers-in-law, Jack, North Sydney, Terry, Halifax, and Fred Evans. She will be missed by her many friends and relatives. Evelyn was predeceased by her her husband and companion of 50 years, Jim, stepmother, Dora (Bartlett) Mouland, sisters, Matilda Hilliard, Frances MacInnis, Maude Strickland, and infant sister, Bessie Eleanor, brothers, Edward, Ellis, George and infant Haber Joseph Mouland. At this time we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Mary Hutchinson and the staff of the Munroe Unit at the Northside Guest Home for their tender care and concern towards mom, especially over the past week. Visitation for the late Mrs. Evans will be held in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sunday, March 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be celebrated Monday at 2 p.m. in the Clyde Avenue United Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Frank Guinta officiating. Spring burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. As memorials, donations may be made to the Clyde Avenue United Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at 3/6/2008


Evasuk-MacDonald Darlene Evasuk-MacDonald Cape Breton Post 5/29/2008 Darlene Evasuk-MacDonald LPN 1952-2008 Glace Bay - We, the family of Darlene Evasuk-MacDonald, regretfully announce her peaceful and untimely passing on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Dec. 7, 1952, Darlene attended Cape Breton Regional Vocational School. Upon graduation from nursing, Darlene worked at the IWK in Halifax; and upon returning to Cape Breton, she worked at the Cape Breton Hospital/Braemore Home for 25 years, until her early retirement due to illness. A daughter of William and Frances Evasuk, she is also survived by her loving husband and devoted caregiver, Leonard 'Len'; daughter, Jennifer, Halifax; and son, Jordan, at home; two grandchildren, Ethan and Stephen Curran; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John. Darlene enjoyed spending her free time with her cats, Sassy 'Trevor' and Sammy; she enjoyed gardening and painting and when summertime arose, spending summers with family and friends around a campfire on Trout Brook Road 'out on the Mira.' Visitation today (Thursday, May 29, 2008) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, May 30, 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Darlene's memory are suggested to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. 5/27/2008 Born in Glace Bay, Dec. 7, 1952

Evely George Kenneth Evely 'Ringo' Cape Breton Post 5/20/2008 George Kenneth Evely 'Ringo' 62, Glace Bay - It is with deepest sadness that we have to say goodbye to a wonderful man who had many names: husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and his favorite name 'Poppy.' Kenny passed away peacefully Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex after his courageous battle with cancer. Born in Glace Bay, Feb. 11, 1946, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Morgan) Evely. Kenny was a member of the Radio Club and Hub Club. Kenny worked for Devco for 31 years as a mechanic and invented the Evely Reel to make his co-workers lives easier. He was a good friend to all who knew him and he loved spending time with them at the 'office'. He was especially talented with anything his hands touched. He had a love of animals, hunting, fishing, music and would never say no to an adventure. Kenny was predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline (Jackie); and is survived by his sons, Philip (Doreen), Kyle (Allison). He will be sadly missed by his wife June Marie; her daughters, Junie (Johnny) White, Ann (Dennis) Doucette; his brothers, Brian (Glenda), Blaise, Thomas (Mary), all of Glace Bay; sisters, Brenda (Benny) MacKenzie, New Waterford, Joyce, Glace Bay; Kenny was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren, Jacqueline, Kiera, Dylon, Robyn, Kennedy, Jaden and Brady. He was predeceased by his sister, Rachael 'Cordella' McNeil and a child in infancy. At Kenny's request, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. There will be a funeral service Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Salvation Army Church, Glace Bay, with Captains Kristian and Lesley Simms officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Special thanks to Dr. Gallivan, secretary Jenny Lock, all VON, especially Kenny's angels, Debbie Boutilier and Stacy Bloise. Online condolences may be sent to the Evely family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/16/2008 Born in Glace Bay, Feb. 11, 1946

Fagan Lena Helen (Collins) Fagan Cape Breton Post 5/26/2008 Lena Helen (Collins) Fagan Lingan/Sydney Dec. 14, 1919-May 24, 2008 - It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Lena Helen acknowledge her passing at the Cove Guest Home. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Black) Collins. Predeceased by her husband, Michael Joseph Fagan in 1996. Survived by daughter, Michelle Bartram, Sydney; sons, Michael (Roselyn) and Keith, Fredericton, N.B., James (Mary Jane), Dartmouth, N.S.; adopted daughter, Barbara (Joe) Doucette, New Waterford, N.S.; sister, Isobel Steppe, Scranton, Pa.; brother, Leo (Louise); three grandchildren, Joseph (Rhonda), Joshua, Kate; one great-grandchild, Vanessa; sister-in-law, Monnie Collins; brother-in-law, Michael Penny; two grand nephews; one grand niece; and one great-grand nephew. She was predeceased by sister, Josephine and brother, Harry. In accordance with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Victoria Road, Sydney.Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.Memorial donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or charity of choice.Family flowers only.Online condolences to 5/24/2008


Farrell John Angus Farrell Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 John Angus Farrell (Oct. 29/30-Aug. 16/08) - A memorial mass for the late John Angus Farrell, formerly of Portage, who passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, in Brampton, Ont., will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at St. Mary's parish, East Bay, at 3 p.m. with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment of ashes in the parish cemetery. Reception for friends and family to follow in the church hall. 8/16/2008


Farrell M. Viola Farrell Cape Breton Post 5/30/2008 M. Viola Farrell Sydney Mines - It is with great sadness the family announce the peaceful passing of their mother Mary Viola Farrell, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at her residence in Sydney Mines. Born in North Sydney, Viola was the only daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (MacDonald) Rose. For many years she worked for Elections Canada, enumerating, where she enjoyed 'catching up' with old friends on Gannon Road. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her loving children, her four daughters, Catherine, Ann, Elizabeth and Frances, all of Sydney Mines, and her two sons, Bill (Carol Ann), Kentville, and Daniel (Elsie), Lower Sackville; her four grandchildren, especially Londa Farrell, whom she was very close to & two great grandchildren. Viola was predeceased by her husband, William. A private visitation and service will be held for Viola at a later date with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating and burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to 5/28/2008 Born in North Sydney

Fennell Sharon Marie Fennell Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Sharon Marie Fennell 60, Dutch Brook - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Fennell, 60 of Dutch Brook formerly of South Bar, which occurred Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 in South Bar. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Robert Fennell and Vivian (Critch) Fennell. She was a member of St. Alphonsus parish, South Bar. Surviving are her husband, Murray Rudderham; one daughter, Sharon Angela Vivian MacLean, Sydney and one son, Donald Robert MacLean, P.E.I.; three sisters, Donna Jeannette Fennell, Nancy Germaine Fennell, both of Sydney and Betty Ann (Jim), Vancouver B.C.; two brothers, Robert Fennell, South Bar and William Fennell, Sydney. Sharon is also survived by eight grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St. with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Burial to follow in St. Alphonsus parish cemetery, South Bar. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of.... 10/9/2008 Born in Sydney

Ferguson Alexander Ferguson Cape Breton Post 3/13/2008 Alexander Ferguson 78, Caribou Marsh Road - Alexander Ferguson, 78, of Caribou Marsh Road, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Born in Caribou Marsh, he was the son of the late Murdoch and Julia (Pass) Ferguson. He was a plasterer and drywall filler by trade until he was forced to retire due to ill health in 1981. He was employed for a time with Miller and Hughes and he was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney. Alex is survived by his wife, Gloria (Burt) of 56 years; daughter, Pauline (Richard) MacQueen, Front Lake; sons, Roy, Caribou Marsh, David (Helen), Prime Brook, Sandy (Wanda), Point Edward; sisters, Audrey, Massachusetts, Christine (Tim) Keenan, Florida, Arlene (Max) MacCormack, Caribou Marsh; brothers, Gordon (Peggy), Harold (Ann), Melvin (Christine), all of Caribou Marsh, Earl (Ruth), Prime Brook, Malcolm (Olive) and Frank (Evelyn), Ontario; sister-in-law, Lorraine Ferguson, Sydney; grandchildren, Lee, Sacha, Kayla, Lance, Karla, Krista, Erin and Audrey; great-grandchildren, Hayleigh, Courtney, Brayden, Ian and James. He was predeceased by a sister, Catherine and a brother, Neil. Visitation will take place Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment at Oakfield Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 3/12/2008 Born in Caribou Marsh

Ferguson John Allison (Al) Ferguson Cape Breton Post 1/29/2008 John Allison (Al) Ferguson - We are sad to announce the passing of John Allison (Al) Ferguson, 55, of Phelan, Calif., and Homeville, C.B., on Jan. 21, 2008, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, Phelan, Calif.; parents, John and Mae Ferguson, Homeville and New England;six children, Angus, Wyoming, Dan, Sheila and Pearl, Indiana, Jeff and Nicole, California; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 26 in Phelan, Calif. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or organization of choice. 1/21/2008


Ferguson John Allison Al Ferguson Hartford Courant 9/2/2008 FERGUSON, John Allison Al Ferguson of Phelan, CA, formerly of Cheshire and Southington passed away on Monday (January 21, 2008). Born October 20, 1952 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada he leaves behind his loving wife, Vicki. He also leaves behind six children; Angus, Sheila, Dan, Pearl, Jeffrey and Nicole. He is survived by his parents, John and Mae Ferguson, sisters Norma, Margaret and Mary-lu and brothers Glen and Bob. A service was held January 26, 2008 in Phelan, CA, to honor his life and memory. Al had a spirit that was bigger than life and has touched the lives of countless people. He will be truly missed as he goes on to a "new horizon." 1/21/2008 Born October 20, 1952 in Cape Breton

Ferguson Leah Evelyn Ferguson Cape Breton Post 11/3/2008 Leah Evelyn Ferguson 76, Sydney - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Leah (Carson) Ferguson, formerly of Terrace Street, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Miner's Memorial Manor surrounded by her loving family. Leah was born in 1932, she was the tenth child of the late Joseph and Annie (MacDonald) Carson. She went to school in Sydney and graduated from Sydney Academy in 1950. She took a teaching job at Rocky Boston School for a year then she started working at the income tax until her marriage in 1960 to the late James 'Bart' Ferguson. She then had five children and was a stay at home Mom for over a decade, when she returned to work she worked the switchboard of Sydney City Hospital and then the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, until her retirement in 1997, where her quiet nature and smile made her many friends. In 2000 she was diagnosed with Alzheimers and stayed at home until March 2005 when she became a resident of Richmond Villa, St. Peter's and in August 2005 moved to Miner's Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. The care she received from both of these homes was incredible. As a resident she always had a smile for everybody and won the hearts of many. Leah is survived by her four children, Carson (Charlene) Ferguson, Kelly (Cecil Burke), Korena (Brad) MacDonald, Bonnie (Daniel) Wolodka; daughter-in-law, Heather Ferguson; one sister, Korena (William) Hooper. She is also survived by her 14 precious grandchildren, Lynn Ann, Tyler, Carrie Ann, Terry, Amanda, Leah Michelle, Leanne, Kent, Jacob, Mitchell, Lauren, Ellenna, Jessica and Jamey. Besides her parents, Leah was predeceased by her husband, James 'Bart', son, Jimmie, sisters, Rhoda, Rosie, Phyllis, Ann May, Kathleen and brothers, Jackie, Carmen, Willie, Henry and Bobbie. Visitation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Reception to follow at the S.W. Chant Funeral Home reception area. Interment to take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. "A golden heart stopped beating, two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 11/1/2008 born in 1932

Finlayson Veronica Finlayson Cape Breton Post 1/29/2008 Veronica Finlayson Jan. 13, 1920-Jan. 27, 2008 Sydney Mines - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Veronica Finlayson, 88, on Jan. 27, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (White) Popovich. She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Veronica was a very loving and giving person who was known for her hospitality. She enjoyed her flower garden and taking walks. She was also a master pie baker.She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ray Dillman; daughters, Wallina (Daryl)Burton, Sydney Mines, Carol Brown, North Sydney; her brother, Michael (Violet) Popovich, Sydney Mines; and her daughterin-law, Sarah Jane (Mac- Donald) Finlayson, Sydney Mines. Veronica is also survived by her grandchildren, Colleen, Walter, Paula, Tania, Heather, Lisa and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Justine, Abbe, Samuel, Desiree, Ashley and Mitchell and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Veronica was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Finlayson, her son, Thomas in 2006, granddaughter, KimberlyYoung in 2007, sister, Margaret and brothers, Danny, Peter and Johnny. Visitation will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Tuesday), Jan. 29, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebratedWednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating.A reception will follow in the parish hall. The burial will take place in St. Mary's cemetery in the spring.Online condolences may be sent to the family at . "The pleasant companionship of all the blessed in heaven will be a companionship replete with delight." - Saint Thomas Aquinas 1/27/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Fitzgerald Margaret C. (MacInnis) Fitzgerald Boston Globe 6/4/2008 Margaret C. (MacInnis) Fitzgerald Of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, April 3, 2008. Mrs. Fitzgerald was 94 years old. Beloved wife of the late James P. Fitzgerald. Loving mother of Margaret Weekley and her husband Paul of Pensacola, FL and James A. Fitzgerald and his wife Patricia of Bow, NH. Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Robert, Rebecca and Katie Mae MacInnis. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Tuesday, April 8 at 8 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Jamaica Plain at 10 AM. Visiting hours Tuesday morning from 8-9:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600 4/3/2008


Fitzgerald Philip David Fitzgerald Cape Breton Post 2/16/2008 Philip David Fitzgerald Sugar Loaf, Victoria County - Philip Fitzgerald of Sugar Loaf, Victoria County, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born in Aspy Bay, March 18, 1929, he was the youngest child of the late Philip and Margaret (Buchanan) Fitzgerald. Philip was a member of Aspy Bay United Church. He was a longtime employee with the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, where he was employed as an accountant. Philip was the owner and operator of Highland Ambulance Service which was the first ambulance north of Smokey. Philip is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Elfreda, daughter, Fiona Fitzgerald, and a special granddaughter, Emma Fitzgerald, all of Sugar Loaf. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five sisters, Effie, Georgie, Mattie, Annie and Helen, four brothers, Jack, Charlie, Sandy and David. Interment will take place at a later date at Aspy Bay Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Buchanan Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. We hold you close within our hearts And there you shall remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again So rest in peace Dear loved one And thanks for all you've done We pray that God has given you The crown you've truly won. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/14/2008 Born in Aspy Bay, March 18, 1929

Flannigan Daniel Flannigan Cape Breton Post 2/12/2008 Daniel Flannigan 82, Sydney - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dan Flannigan, 82, of MacLeod Street, South Bar. Dan passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Avondale, Nfld., he was the son of the late Leo and Josephine (Moore) Flannigan. Dan was a member of Holy Redeemer parish and formerly employed with Sydney Steel. He enjoyed his daily swims with his friends at Polar Bear Beach, gardening and working around the yard. Dan had a great sense of humour and always had a funny story. Dan truly knew a bit about everything. He was always fixing things for people and will be missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew him. Dan was a loving husband to Mary (Carroll) Flannigan and dad to Daniel Joseph 'DJ' (Sandra) and Mary 'Carol' (William Maxwell). He is also survived by sisters, Alice, Winnifred and Annie and brothers, Edward, Tom, Gerimiah, George and Augustus. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Josephine, sisters, Mary and Penny and brothers, John and Leo. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund. "May the road rise to meet you May the wind always be at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall softly upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of His hands." 2/10/2008 Born in Avondale Nfld.

Fleet Mabel Fleet Cape Breton Post 5/20/2008 Mabel Fleet 89, Louisbourg - With deep sadness we announce the passing of Mabel Fleet, 89, Louisbourg, Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced, Sydney, with her family at her side. Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Alice (Cordeau) Jewell. Mrs. Fleet is survived by sons, Maurice (Elizabeth), Brockville, Ont., Bruce (Claire) Montreal, Que., Cletus (Kathy), Sydney, Greg (Leslie) Regina, Sask., Kevin (Corina), Sydney, N.S.; daughter, Bernadette (Mrs. James Holland), Yorkton, Sask.; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Alphonse Jewell, Montreal, Que., and two sisters, Rose Calver, London, Eng., and Marie Dilney, Sydney. She was predeceased by two children, Robert Daniel and Judith (Mrs. David Vertefeuille) Weyburn, Sask., four sisters, Margaret Maxner, Ceceila Levatte, Viola Ball, Olve Hart, and brother, Rev. John Jewell. Visitation for the late Mrs Fleet will be held Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Stella Maris Church, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from Stella Maris Church with Fr. Patrick O'Neill. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/18/2008 Born in Louisbourg

Fleming Evelyn Fleming Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Evelyn Fleming - Evelyn Fleming passed away peacefully in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Dennis (Dinnie) and loving mother of Dennis Barry Fleming and his wife Kathleen and of Rhonda Marie Fleming and her husband, Bryan Flaherty. Sadly missed by family in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Friends may call the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main St., South Brampton, Ont., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 26, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church, 4260, Cawthra Rd., Mississauga, Ont. Interment in St. Cornelius Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 5/22/2008


Fodey Sister Geraldine Fodey Cape Breton Post 5/19/2008 Sister Geraldine Fodey - Sister Geraldine Fodey, formerly Sister Olivia Francis, 93, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the motherhouse, Saturday, May 17, 2008, in the 66th year of her religious life. Born in Regina, Sask., Sr. Geraldine was the oldest in a family of six children, the daughter of the late Francis Bernard and Olive Francis (Leeder) Fodey. Sr. Geraldine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha Aug. 24, 1941, pronounced her first vows Feb. 15, 1943, and her perpetual profession of vows Aug. 15, 1946. Before entering the congregation, Sister obtained a secretarial certificate from Balfour Technical School in Regina and had six years working experience as secretary and office manager. She obtained a certificate in Medical Record Library service from the Canadian Hospital Association in 1958, and a diploma in Clinical Pastoral Studies in 1973 from St. John's Hospital, Lowell, Mass. Sr. Geraldine ministered in health care administrative and Medical Record Librarian services from 1943 to 1971. She ministered in Nova Scotia at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, in Western Canada at St. Michael's Hospital, Lethbridge, Alta., and at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, Sask. From 1969 to 1971 she served the congregation as congregation secretary. Sister also worked in Blairmore, Alta. as a parish home visitor. Sr. Geraldine worked in pastoral ministry service from 1974 to 1999, ministering in Nova Scotia at St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay and St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish; in Alberta she served at St. Michaels's Hospital, Lethbridge, and at Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff. Because of failing health, in 1999 Sr. Geraldine returned to Bethany, the motherhouse, in Antigonish, and in 2004 she moved into Bethany's Extended Care. Sr. Geraldine was the oldest in a family of six children. She is survived by one sister, Beatrice Reagan of Flin Flon, Man. She was predeceased by one sister, Irene Garritty, and by three brothers, Fred, Harold and Ronald. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Tuesday, May 20 at 1:15 p.m., where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac's Funeral Home of Antigonish. www.MacIsaacs.ca 5/17/2008 Born in Regina, Sask.

Foley Gertrude Foley Cape Breton Post 5/5/2008 Gertrude Foley Antigonish - Gertrude Foley died peacefully at home on the 3rd of May, 2008. Born in New Aberdeen, she was a daughter of John and Hannah (Matthews) Cullen. She pursued a nursing career in New York City and worked there for 13 years. She married William Foley and settled in Antigonish where they raised eight children. She was an active member of the Catholic Women's League and St. Martha's Hospital Auxiliary; but most of all, Gert was a loyal wife, a mother summa cum laude, and a grandmother beyond belief. She will leave a large void in the lives of her children, Anita, Guysborough, Geraldine, Vancouver, Sheila McMullin, Oakville, Shirley Foley, Ottawa, Eileen Biggs, Ottawa, Maureen Ryan, Bedford and her son, Terrence Foley, Montreal. Most of all Gert Foley will be cherished for enriching and forming the lives of her 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Prof. William T. Foley; daughter, Mary; sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, Ellen, Anne, Kathleen and Eileen; brothers, William, John, Michael and Andrew. She is also survived by her sister, Rita Gauthier, Vancouver; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sears (best friend), Antigonish and Patricia Foley, St. Peters. She was a generous, kind, and caring person. Her family would like to honour the care and love bestowed on her over the last few years by Beatrice DeCoste, Linda Richardson, Shirley McFarlane, Annabelle Kennedy, and Betty Grace. Special thanks to Karen Smith for her wonderful devotion to our mother. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences www.clcurry.com. 5/3/2008 Born in New Aberdeen

Forbes Alfa Bradford Forbes Cape Breton Post 2/29/2008 Alfa Bradford Forbes 99, Whycocomagh - Alfa Bradford Forbes, 99, Whycocomagh, died Wednesday, Feb., 27, 2008, in Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. Born in Skye Glen, Inverness County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Jessie (MacLellan) Nicholson. Alfa was a member of Forbes United Church, River Denys, an adherent of Stewart United Church and UCW, Whycocomagh, and a member of Bayview Senior Citizens Club, Whycocomagh. Alfa is survived by son, Hugh R. (Sybil), Sydney; sister, Margaret C. Nicholson, Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck; grandchildren, Donald, Douglas and Nancy; great-grandchildren, James, Cameron, Keegan, Stormy; nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Hugh, sisters, Catherine, Tena, Nellie, Agnes, her twin, and Flora, brothers, Danny, Jack, Willie, Angus and Archie. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today (Friday) in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be Saturday, 2 p.m. in Forbes United Church with Rev. Janet Blois officiating. Burial in Fir Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fir Grove Cemetery Fund, Forbes United Church or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. 2/27/2008 Born in Skye Glen, Inverness County

Forbes Thomas Everette 'Hubba' Forbes Cape Breton Post 2/29/2008 Thomas Everette 'Hubba' Forbes - Fraser Lake, B.C. Oct. 11, 1945-Feb. 26, 2008 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Everette 'Hubba' Forbes. Left to mourn is his wife of 42 years, Gloria; daughters, Gloria (Roger), Carrie and son, Tom; six grandchildren, Keenan, Virginia, Shelby, Hanna, Chase and Hailea; mother, Jane Forbes; brothers, Rubin and Billy; sisters, Jane and DoDo. Tom was predeceased by his father, Everette Forbes. There will be no service by request. 2/26/2008


Fougére Annette Ethel Fougére Cape Breton Post 5/13/2008 Annette Ethel Fougére 72, River Bourgeois - Annette Ethel Fougére, 72, of River Bourgeois died peacefully May 12, 2008. Daughter of the late Blanche Sampson and Victor Pâté. She was predeceased by her husband, Remi (2006), son, Kenneth in infancy, brother, Walter and sister, Casilde MacDonald. She was known for her knitting, and enjoyed to the end, music and a daily drive (rain or shine!) for ice cream. She is survived by daughters, Lisa (Mrs. Jon Frost) and their son, Noah, Halifax; Suzanne, her 'Buddy', at home; stepdaughter, Melissa, Halifax; sister, Gladys (Mrs. Joseph Côté), Garson, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 13 from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlour. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, River Bourgeois, with the Rev. Everett MacDow officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations for masses or to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 5/12/2008


Frank James Frank Cape Breton Post 1/30/2008 James Frank 73, Birch Grove - It is with deepest sorrow that we, the family, announce the sudden and unexpected death of our husband, father, grandfather and brother, Jimmie Frank of Birch Grove, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. Jimmie was born in Broughton to the late Rannie and Sadie (MacDonald) Frank. He was employed with Campbell's Soup Co., Ontario, for 40 years until his retirement. While in Ontario he was very actively involved in sports. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Lillian (Butts); sons, Darrell (Mary), David (Carol); grandchildren, Megan and Kayla, Ontario, Chelsea and Ryan, Alberta. Also surviving are brothers, Ralph (Barbara), Ontario, Joey (Brenda), Port Morien; sisters, Donna (Paul) Taubert, Ontario, Pearl Restorick, Alberta, Debbie Lynk and Christine (Rick) Milley, Birch Grove, along with many other family and friends including special friends, Max Kimm and Dan Dean. Besides his parents, Jimmie was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda in infancy, son, Gregory and his brothers, Alfie and Charles. Visitation will be at Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay (849-7540),today (Wednesday), 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Jack MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. 1/27/2008 born in Broughton

Fraser Allister Thomas Fraser Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Allister Thomas Fraser Baddeck - It is with great sorrow that the family of Allister T. Fraser, 92, of Baddeck, announce his sudden death Friday June 6, 2008 at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John A. and Beatrice (Turner) Fraser. His memory will be cherished by his beloved wife of 63 years, Rhoda (Rockwell); daughter, Anne, Halifax; son, David (Debbie), Baddeck; granddaughter, Heather (Ian MacNeil) Urquhart, Sydney River; step-grandson, Ryan MacLeod, Fox Creek, Alberta and great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kate Urquhart MacNeil, Sydney River. He was predeceased by his brother, Graham and an infant sister. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during World War II. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry Engineering and was employed in 1945 with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests as the first forester for Cape Breton Island. He and Rhoda lived in Sydney until 1948 when they built a home in Baddeck, where he served Cape Breton Island in the role of Manager of Forest Resources until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch No. 53) and St. Mark's Lodge (Branch No. 35), Baddeck. He was also a devoted member of Greenwood United Church, Baddeck where he served as an elder for 35 years and was involved with Sunday School and United Church Presbytery activities. Allister was a dedicated, loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose first and foremost devotion was to his family. He was a man who truly enjoyed and valued each day, particularly after his stroke in 1987 that left him with partial paralysis but his sharp and inquisitive mind remained constant to the end. Allister enjoyed life to the fullest and always said he was the luckiest man alive. His confident, positive attitude, and his strong faith and love for the church were always evident throughout his life. He loved and enjoyed his many friends with whom he shared his fondness of hunting (and dogs), gardening and philosophical discussions of world events. He always looked forward to trips throughout Cape Breton, as he believed it was the most beautiful place in the world. He enjoyed his career and his love of nature and the environment was evident throughout his life. He enjoyed his cottage in St. Patrick's Channel where he felt close to nature and always looked forward to the arrival of the hummingbirds each spring. But, his greatest joy in recent years was his two little great grandchildren, Matthew and Kate. Visitation will be held at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck; Monday June 9, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, Tuesday June 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. Internment in Middle River Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Allister's memory may be made to the Greenwood United Church Memorial Fund or the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the Home Support staff who faithfully provided care to Allister at home for many years. Also, sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. 6/6/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Fraser Mary (Betty) Fraser Cape Breton Post 5/23/2008 Mary (Betty) Fraser - Mary (Betty) Fraser passed away peacefully at Elginwood Nursing Home in Toronto on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in her 89th year. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Larder Fraser, a well known Cape Breton municipal councillor, in 1973. She was the beloved and loving mother of Elaine and Ross, and she used all her formidable strength and wit to establish them in life and then, in retirement, inspire them with her diverse cultural interests, her financial management skills and, in recent times, her tenacity in the face of chronic pain. She learned to speak French as a retirement project, painted poignant watercolours of children and 'old faces,' as she called her portraits of older people, and bottled classic preserves such as her famous corn relish. Earlier, as a school teacher, she inspired a generation of students at Riverview Rural High School where she taught for nearly 20 years. She had the talent of being the firm, no-nonsense teacher who truly cared, and students became devoted to her. Before retiring, she completed her university degree by taking classes part time at the University College of Cape Breton. At her request, Betty will be buried in Cape Breton next to her beloved husband, Larder. A funeral service will be held in Betty's home town of Sydney at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 5/18/2008


Frederickson Ernest A. Frederickson Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Ernest A. Frederickson 84, Sydney - Ernest Alexander Frederickson of Sydney passed away on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. He was the son of the late Alexander R. Frederickson and Blanche Heron. He was a member of Sacred Heart parish, Sydney. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He was a graduate of Dalhousie University and worked as a chartered accountant for many years in Sydney. Ernest also held the position of Senior Auditor for the Department of Insurance of the Federal Government. Surviving are daughters, Mary Yeager, Glace Bay, Carol Weir (Scott), Sherwood Park, Alberta, Raun Coates, Barrie, Ontario, and sister, Marie (Doane Curtis), Sydney; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ina Grant and grandson, Kyle Weir. There will be no visitation, by request. Funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, George Street, Sydney on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at: 6/7/2008


French Donald 'Donnie' Howard French Cape Breton Post 2/6/2008 Donald 'Donnie' Howard French 69, Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at the age of 69. He passed away peacefully in his sleep entering the gates of heaven. Da was born in Glace Bay, on June 25, 1938 and was the son of the late Donnie Weeks and the late Alma Pino. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Lillian and Hayward French. Da was a caring man and was always there in times of need. He was an avid member in the Christian Society who touched the lives of many with his giving acts of love and faith. In his earlier years, he worked at the old General Hospital in maintenance and in the boiler room. Da was self-employed up until the time of his death installing and servicing all types of heating systems. His good work, fairness and compassion for others was well known. Donnie is survived by his children, Johnny (Shirley), Donna, Sheri (Bruce), Christopher and Naomie; grandchildren, Nicole, Kyle, Danielle, John Roger and Stephen; sister, Jean; first cousins, Ruth, Brian and Bill, who were like a sister and brothers; and also surviving are members of the Weeks family. Visitation for the late Donnie French will take place in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place in the Salvation Army Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Capt. Kristain and Lesily Simms officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Donnie's memory may be made to the Salvation Army or The Lighthouse. "On my bed I remember you I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadows of your wings. I stay close to you Your right hand upholds me My soul is satisfied" Online condolence may be sent to . 2/4/2008 born in Glace Bay, on June 25, 1938

French Edward 'Eddie' French

Edward 'Eddie' French Sydney It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Edward ‘Eddie’ French, on Friday July 25, 2008. Eddie was born in Sydney, N.S., Feb. 28, 1944, the son of Evelyn (Lively) and the late Cecil French. Beloved husband and best friend of Annette (nee MacLean); loved father of Donna (Dan Campbell); sons, Kevin (Evelyn) and Chad (Renee), all of Sydney. Eddie is also survived by his Mom, Evelyn who through her example taught him to be the man he grew to be, a loyal and loving husband, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a devote and compassionate brother to his siblings. He was a true friend to all that knew him. He is survived by grandchildren, Denise, Mitchell, Michelle, David and Tyler and one great-grandchild, Donovan. Eddie is survived by his brothers, David (Mary) and Ron (Diane); sisters, Peggy (Eric Brophy), Beverly (Elmer Muise), Germaine (Kenny McLeod) and Debbie (Jack Lessie), all of Sydney; and sister-in-law, Dorothy (Art Young), St. Catharines. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Eddie was a lifelong member of Holy Redeemer parish, Whitney Pier, and an active member of Branch 128, Royal Canadian Legion. Eddie had a zest for life and this shone through in his early morning rising at the break of dawn. It was then that he would contemplate his day and give thanks for his family, his many blessings and especially his Mom, Evelyn. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and sharing the events of the day over coffee as well as a good game of tarabish. He was an avid sports fan with his teams being Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Eddie was employed in his early years with Rowe’s Freight & Marine Service, Progressive Wholesale and later with the CBRM. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil, brothers, Johnnie, Bobby and Terry, brother-in-law, Harry Burt, sister-in-law, Sylvia French, mother-in-law, Jeanette MacLean and father-in-law, Dan MacLean. In accordance with Eddie’s wishes, his body has been donated to science. A Mass of Remembrance in celebration of Eddie’s life will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31 with Fr. Errol MacDonald as celebrant. In Eddie’s memory, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 7/25/2008 born in Sydney, N.S., Feb. 28, 1944

Fuller Judith Rivinus Fuller Cape Breton Post 4/23/2008 Judith Rivinus Fuller July 2, 1946-April 19, 2008 - On a bright sunny afternoon, April 19, 2008, Judith Rivinus Fuller died peacefully at home in the embrace of family and friends. Her wishes were to spend her final days in full view of her gardens and the blue waters of the Bras d'Or Lakes. On April 17, 2008, being of sound and a most determined mind she resolutely marched outside to sit and bask in the bright warming sunlight to reaffirm the "renewal of life" as her early spring flowers commenced to bloom. Her extensive gardens gave deep meaning and enduring sustenance to her spiritual life as well as a release from the mundane affairs of every day life. Judith was born July 2, 1946, in Boston, Mass. She grew up in Philadelphia with her parents and six siblings. She attended the Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Pa. She graduated from Milton Academy in Milton, Mass. in 1964. She graduated from Boston's Children's Hospital Nursing School in 1967. After her graduation she nursed in Boston to get her nursing feet wet. In 1968 she picked up and drove across the United States to San Francisco where she worked for over a year at the Haight Ashbury Clinic that provided medical care to the growing counter-culture in America. She also worked at the University of California's San Francisco neonatal ICU. In the fall of 1969 she again crossed the USA to nurse in Boston and to be closer to family and friends. In September 1970 she married Henry Weld Fuller in Philadelphia. The wedding took place in her parents' back yard. This was the beginning of a 38-year marriage of which the last 35 years were spent in Big Harbor overlooking the waters of the Bras d'Or Lakes. The years 1970-1973 were spent in England and Newfoundland. Judith worked at a hospital in Clapham Common, London UK (1970-71) and at the Janeway Children's Hospital (1971-73) in St. John's, N.L. In June of 1973 Judith gave birth to Susanna Drake Fuller in St. John's, N.L. Six weeks later a big move was made to Cape Breton to a 100-year old subsistenc farm property. This was the beginning of a life she had not planned! In 1975 Michael Rivinus Fuller was born in Sydney, N.S. She now had a 'Newfie' and Cape Bretoner in her fold. What more could you ask for! In 1979 Judith decided that she needed to embellish her nursing education. She moved to Halifax to attend Dalhousie University. She completed a BN in 1981 and then her MN in 1983. Her MSN thesis was on affective maternal child bonding. She then taught nursing at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. from 1984 through 1989. Her mentor there was Ria Rovers who died in a tragic accident in Mexico in 1988. In 1989 Judy returned to Baddeck where she was the driving force in creating the Victoria County Hospice Society. She was the energy for gathering the funds to start a local hospice care center. She served as the Victoria County Hospice Director from 1989 through 2001. From 2001 until September 2007 she was Baddeck's Continuing Care Co-ordinator for deserving clients. Both jobs provided her with an office in the Victoria County Hospital. Her work in hospice and continuing care has made a huge impact on the lives of those she cared for and worked among. She will not be forgotten. Nor will she forget those she helped. Outside her professional career she involved herself fully in the local community. She acted with the St. Ann’s Bay Players. She provided advice on the 'art' of her gardening to others. She was always there for her friends with timely consultations and care. She was full of energy and vitality that infected all who knew her. She gardened, made quilts and was a weaver. She was an inspirational force behind the 'Rolling Crones', a disparate group of lady bicyclers. We can unreservedly say that she was, indeed, larger than life itself just through her pure force of character. Judith leaves behind her mother, Ann Rivinus; two brothers, Timothy and Mark; and three sisters, Sally, Susy and Mary and their respective spouses. Her father, Francis Markoe Rivinus died in 2006. Judith was on hand to care for her father when he decided to take leave of his life. She was predeceased by a third brother, Michael in 1973. She has a large extended family of cousins who are hugely fond of her. Judith is also survived by her mother-in-law, Marion Fuller Brown of York, Me.; and three sisters-in-law, Alexandra, Martha and Emily and their spouses, Jock, Geoff and David. On both sides of the family there are numerous spouses of siblings, nieces and nephews who will continue to bask in the joy that Judy created. All reside in the United States. She leaves behind her husband Henry Weld Fuller and her two children, Susanna and Michael. Both children reside in Halifax. She will be deeply missed by them as she provided the stability and nurturing that allowed their family life to flourish far from extended kin. There is indeed an insurmountable abyss to be filled, but we know that life must go on. Judith will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She made a real difference not just in her professional life, but in the lives of her wide range of diverse friends and extended family. We have witnessed testimony to this by the recent kindnesses extended by all those that loved her. Because of the distances involved and the time parameters, a celebration of Judy's life will not take place until a specified time in the summer of 2008. Judy did not want a funeral. She wanted a celebration of her life. She wants people to smile and show a joyous countenance. She worked very hard over the last 12 months to become a 'Triumphant Patient'. She endured her illness with a positive demeanor that rode high on 'dignity of self presentation' and a commitment to lead by example. We are all indebted to her spirit and her unique force of character that will indeed be a hard act to follow. She was triumphant right to her very last breath! In our memories she will always remain so as embodied in the quote below. 'In the pool that is encircling you now I just want to tell you something. As Judy lay dying, I closed my eyes and thought of her in all her guises I have known, from when I was tiny to last year. I prayed for you and Susanna and Michael to have the strength to bear you through whatever comes, with peace. As I opened my eyes, the sun came through a low overcast sky with summer-like heat. I heard the birds singing and the sound of children's voices and thought, 'Just as she would want it to be.' (From Genevieve Anderson, a niece) Judith requested donations made to the Victoria County Hospice Society to help carry on the good work she started. Donations in her name may be sent to: Victoria County Hospice Society, P.O. Box 279, Baddeck, N.S., Canada, B0E 1B0. 4/19/2008 born in Sydney, N.S.

Fullerton Clarence Hartley Fullerton Cape Breton Post 2/26/2008 FULLERTON, Clarence Hartley - at The Woodlands of Sunset on February 26, 2008, in his 77th year. Dear brother of Howard Fullerton (Bonnie), Donald Fullerton (Sue), Gary Fullerton (Elaine) and Joan White (Fred). Also survived by sister-in-law Shirley Fullerton and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Lamont and Ella Fullerton and brother John Fullerton. Born in River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Mr. Fullerton served his country as a career soldier serving as a peacekeeper with the Canadian Army both in Cyprus and Egypt. Upon his return to Canada he worked as a warehouse clerk for the Canadian Army. Visitations and funeral service are private for family. If desired, donations to a charity of one's choice would be deeply appreciated with cards available at the H. L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland, who are in care of the funeral arrangements. 11004352 2/26/2008 Born in River Hebert

Gabriel Paula Marie Gabriel Cape Breton Post 10/18/2008 Paula Marie Gabriel 43, Sydney - Paula Marie Gabriel, 43, of Sydney, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was the daughter of Jeanette Lundrigan and the late Bill Lundrigan. She was a loving wife of Raymond 'Bubba' Gabriel and loving mother to Melissa. She is also survived by a brother, Mark Lundrigan, Sydney. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place Monday, 2 p.m. at St. Albans Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be made to the family at . 10/17/2008


Gale Paul Joseph 'Joe' Gale Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008 Paul Joseph 'Joe' Gale 66, South Bar It is with great sadness that we, the family announces that passing of Joe Gale, which occurred on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John Henry and Alice (Fougere) Gale. He was employed by Sydney Steel Corp. as an instrument technician, retiring after 30 years of service. Following retirement, he resumed working as a member of Labours International Union Local 92 Edmonton, Alta., and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 682, Sydney, N.S. Joe loved fishing, hunting and bowling, but his true passion in life was to work, and he enjoyed doing autobody at home most of all. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Henrietta (MacLean); sons, Rodney and John, South Bar; granddaughter, Hailey Burke, Lower Sackville. He is also survived by sisters, Louise Burton, Anna Mae 'Jake' Magliaro, Margaret (Pat) St. John, Elsie (Clyde) MacKinnon, all of Sydney, Diane MacIsaac (Ronnie), South Bar; brother, John Henry 'Sonny' (Cookie) Gale; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, Jan. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A prayer service will be held 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care society or the Canadian Cancer society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at: www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 1/18/2008 Born in Sydney

Gale T. Rose Gale (Campbell) Cape Breton Post 10/21/2008 T. Rose Gale (Campbell) Jan. 30, 1930-Oct. 18, 2008 Sydney, N.S. - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Theresa 'Rose' Gale (Campbell), late of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, surrounded by her family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a brief illness. Rose was born in Millville, Nfld., and was the second youngest of 13 children born to the late Isidore and Annie (McInnis) Gale. She was a member of Sacred Heart parish in Sydney. Rose moved to Sydney in 1950 and worked for many years at Crowells. She later moved to Woodstock, Ont., where she worked for Bell Canada as a telephone operator. She moved back to Cape Breton in 1960 and stayed at home to raise her girls. Rose returned to work at the Sydney City Hospital in 1975 as switchboard operator until her retirement in 1993. Rose has touched many lives and will be fondly remembered as someone who enjoyed life to its fullest with fun, laughter and dancing. Mom was always ready for a game of cards. To know her was to love her! Rose is survived by her three loving daughters, Sharon Thorne (and her fiancé Robin Campbell), Deborah Campbell (and her partner-in-life, Jerry Ryan), and Sheila (Mike) MacGillivary, all of Sydney. Nana is also survived by five grandchildren, Erica, Amanda, Michael (our only boy), Brianna and Danielle. G-G is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Theresa, Ashlynn and Rachel. Rose is also survived by her sister, Loretta Bauer, Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband, Leo Campbell (1992), two sisters, Mary MacNeil and Margaret Gale (in infancy) and nine brothers, Gus, Arthur, John Francis, Isidore, Tom, Michael, Aiden, Joseph and Matthew. Rose's family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the City Homemakers Society for the wonderful care they have given to Mom over the past number of years which enabled her to live in her own home and maintain her independence. We also appreciate the medical support provided by the VON while Mom was at home. Rose's children would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at the ICU in Glace Bay and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care provided to Mom while she was in hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Ajayi and Dr. Wong for your valiant efforts on Mom's behalf. And of course thank you to Dr. Mike Ryan for his continued care and support for Mom over the years. Visitation for Mom will take place at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at St. Columba Church, Iona, with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. As it was Mom's wish to be laid to rest next to our father, burial will take place in the St. Columba Parish Cemetery in Iona, overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Donations in Mom's memory can be made to the St. Columba Church Building Fund, Iona, or a charity of choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com. God Bless you, Mom! 10/18/2008 born in Millville, Nfld.

Gallagher Christopher Allen Gallagher Cape Breton Post 11/6/2008 Christopher Allen Gallagher - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Christopher Allen Gallagher, loving son, brother and uncle on Nov. 5, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S. Born in Bangor, Me., he was the son of James Kerwin Gallagher and the late Guida Mae (Toney) Gallagher. He was a member of Saint Anthony Daniel parish. Christopher worked and lived for many years in Boston, Mass. He then resided in Toronto, Ont., prior to moving to Sydney to be close to his sisters and brothers. He is survived by his three sisters, Terry Lynn (David) Marshall, Membertou, Annmarie (Donnie) Gallagher, Benson, Ariz., Linda (Norman) St. Pierre, Auburn, Me. He is also survived by his brothers, Nelson, Phillip, Wayne and Anthony Morris, all of Eskasoni, Roger Morris, San Antonio, Tex., John Gallagher, Saco, Me., Michael Gallagher, Houlton, Me. In addition to his immediate family, Chris is survived by his nephews, Christien, James, Julian, Steven, Tarrin, Brendan and nieces, Andrea, Whitney, Tiffany, Jillian, Zara and Brandi. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. Graveside service will be held Monday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, 449 Ohio St., Bangor, Me., Rev. Rudolph Leveille officiating. Friends are welcome to gather at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery office at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family of Chris would like to thank the An Cala Palliative Care Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their kindness and support through this most difficult time. 11/5/2008 Born in Bangor, Me.

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


Gallant Sister Thomas Marie Gallant Cape Breton Post 3/3/2008 Sister Thomas Marie Gallant Antigonish - Sister Thomas Marie Gallant, 96, - a Sister of Saint Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the Motherhouse, Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the 75th year of her religious life. Born in Inverness, N.S. and baptized Harriet Mary, she was the second youngest in a family of six. Sister was the daughter of the late Judge Thomas Gallant and Marie (Deveaux) Gallant. The family lived in Belle Cote, N.S. and later moved to Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Sr. Thomas Marie entered the Sisters of Saint Martha on January 8, 1934 after having taught school for two years. She pronounced her first vows on August 24, 1935. In 1938, she pronounced her final vows and obtained her B.A. degree from St. Francis Xavier University. In 1940, she obtained the degree of Master of Science in Social Work from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Her first ministry was in medical records at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, followed by 27 years in social work in Family Service Agencies in Dominion, Sydney, Regina, New Waterford and Glace Bay. For nine years (1968-77) Sr. Thomas served as medical social worker at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Sr. Thomas returned to Bethany as the congregation's first pension co-ordinator, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1992. Sister continued being involved in some form of clerical work and as publisher of the community's own news magazine, The Bethanite, until January 1999. She served as a community leader in three of the communities in which she lived. In 2001, Sr. Thomas moved into Bethany's Extended Care Unit and remained there until her death. Sr. Thomas Marie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Delaney and Helen Margaret and four brothers, James Patrick, Daniel Wilfred, Joseph Anthony and Timothy Joseph. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The remains will be resting at Bethany beginning at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday), March 3, 2008, where a Celebration of Vigil will be held this evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Services, Antigonish. www.clcurry.com 3/1/2008 Born in Inverness

Gaum Esther H. (Hamburg) Gaum Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Esther H. Gaum Boston - Esther H. (Hamburg) Gaum passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at her Boston residence. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Cyril Gaum in March 2007. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at (18/10/2008)Esther Gaum Boston - Esther Gaum passed away peacefully at her home in Boston on October 9, 2008. She was the cherished daughter of the late Dora and Israel Hamburg. She is survived by brothers, Elie and Daniel; sisters-in-law, Beverley and Ellen Hamburg, Ettie Chernin and Bella Davidson. Predeceased by brothers-in-law, Abraham, David and the Honourable Percy Gaum; sisters-in-law, Bella Gaum and Libby Brenner. She is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and nephews. The funeral took place in Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 13, 2008. She was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on January 15,1928 and lived there with her parents Israel and Dora Hamburg until she continued her education at McGill University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in commerce. She returned to Nova Scotia and later married Dr. Cyril Gaum. They lived in Sydney, and in 1959 they moved to Boston where her husband furthered his education doing graduate training in the dental specialty of endodontics. She continued with a career at H & R Block for many years and was respected by her peers for her business acumen and accounting expertise. The arts of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint were her focus of creative interest and her beautiful pieces are still enjoyed by loving friends and family members. She was one of the elected leaders of her needle artworks local and national societies. Donations in her honour can be made to The Gaum Endodontic Clinic Fund at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (617-636-2783) or to a charity of your choice. 10/9/2008 born in Glace Bay on January 15,1928

Gay Alexander Francis Gay Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Alexander Francis Gay 63, Big Bras d'Or - We regret to announce the passing of Alexander Gay, 63, of big Bras d'Or, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Robert and Irene Gay, of Glace Bay. He was the owner/operator of Twin Pines Hereford Farm, Big Bras d'Or. He was a member of the Cape Breton Farmer's Market Association, Cape Breton Richmond County Cattlemen's Association, as well as many other associations. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Cape Breton Exhibition. Alex is survived by the love of his life, his companion, Annie Mae Maxwell. He is also survived by children, Alex Jr., and Sharon, Ontario; brothers, Bob, Ontario, Jerry (Patrice), Reserve, Sheldon (Cathy), Glace Bay, Glenn (Laura Lee), Halifax, and sisters, Sharon (Jim), Brantford, Ontario, and Carolyn (Mike), Glace Bay; five nephews and seven nieces, and his pet dog Squig. Alex was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary (May) Gay, and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Annie Malin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Alexander Gay will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, from 2-3 p.m., on Monday, May 26, 2008. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Donations in Alex's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/22/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Gentile Marion Gentile Cape Breton Post 10/18/2008 Marion Gentile 92, Sydney - Marion Viola Gentile, 92, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at Harbourstone. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Annie (Lewis) Campbell. Marion was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish. She was a caring and compassionate person who always thought of her family first. Surviving are her sons, Barry, Stellarton and Wayne (Mary Joseph), Sydney River; sister, Ivy (Mrs. Duncan Morrison); brothers, Douglas (Lilly) and Cecil, Sydney; daughter-in-law, Mamie, Halifax; grandchildren, Melissa, Mark, Michael and Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Melia. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Humbert; sisters, Marguerite Clements and Frances Christie; sister-in-law, Ruby Campbell; brother-in-law, Henry Clements. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of St. Ann's Bay at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, as well as to Doug and Lil. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 10/17/2008 Born in Sydney

George Jimmy George Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Jimmy George 71, Christmas Island - James Joseph George, who was born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Hyannis, Cape Cod, Mass., the son of the late James and Margaret (MacNeil) George, died peacefully on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Palliative Care Unit 'An Cala' in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Jimmy was a U.S. Naval veteran. He was self-employed as a fisherman for a number of years. He also was employed in boat building in the Cape Cod area. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (MacKenzie) George; sons, Gary and Barry; brother, Herb; nieces, Peggy, Kendra and Correne and nephew, Charlie. Visitation for the late Mr. George will take place Sunday, May 25 at St. Barra's Church from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. in St. Barra's Church with Rev. Charles Donovan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit 'An Cala' at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. On line condolences may be sent to 5/22/2008


Gerald Roy 'Bugles' Gerald

Roy 'Bugles' Gerald MacNeil 1932-2008, Glace Bay It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Roy 'Bugles' Gerald MacNeil, 76, of Princess Street, Glace Bay. Gerald passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at his residence. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Nora. He was employed with Devco retiring after 34 years of service. He enjoyed playing darts and pool. Gerald was a former member of the Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada, Glace Bay. Gerald will be sadly missed by wife, Delores (Popwell); daughters, Charlene (Jimmy), Ann (Angus), Diana (Sean), Rita (Paul), Joanne (Andy); sons, Gerard (Rhodina), Roy (Diane), Ray (Lucy), Alex (Lisa), Eric (Laurel), David (Kathy), Russel (Marilyn), Art, Robert; brothers, Joe, Terry; sisters, Martha, Rosemary, Janette, Dena; 42 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Besides his birth parents, he was predeceased by chosen parents, Joe and Sarah Hines, brothers, Neil, Billy, Dan, sisters, Sarah, Bessy, Cleana, sons, Joseph, Donald and daughter, Gail Patricia. Visitation for Gerald MacNeil will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, 2-4 p.m. with a funeral service to follow, both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the MacNeil family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 12/29/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Gibbs William 'Billy' Gibbs Cape Breton Post 2/23/2008 William 'Billy' Gibbs - William 'Billy' Gibbs passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his home in Toronto, at the age of 52, after a brief illness. Billy, a native of Glace Bay, N.S., was predeceased by his wife, Rose and his parents, Margaret and George. He is survived by a daughter, Melissa; sister, Cathy Blades, Port Morien, N.S.; and brothers, Jim, Gimli, Man., and George, Brampton, Ont. Billy will be remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, humour and kindness. He enjoyed walking his dogs and cheering his beloved Montreal Canadiens. He was especially fond of the children and animals he was able to love and care for in a life cut far too short. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cape Breton SPCA or Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Condolences may be sent to: . "Sadly missed and loved forever in our hearts." Online condolences may be sent to the family at . from Belleville Intelligencer: ANDREWS, Aubrey - Passed on peacefully with his family at his side, on Thursday, 2/11/2008


Gilday Flora (Flo) Gilday Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Flora Gilday Glace Bay - Flora (Flo) Gilday of 75 Park Street, Glace Bay, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Sydney Mines, N.S., on January 20, 1920, Flo was the daughter of the late Neil and Catherine "Cass" (Bates) MacLeod and wife of the late Patrick Gilday. Following graduation from Glace Bay High School, she was employed with the Dominion Coal Company as a secretary in their offices in Glace Bay. She married Pat Gilday in April, 1942. They settled in Whitney Pier, N.S., where Paddy was employed with the Dominion Stores as manager but eventually moved to Glace Bay where Paddy was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corp. as an electrician until his retirement. Mom was a valued member of the CWL of St. Anne's and also a member of the Outreach Program at St. Anne's. Mom is survived by "her girls," Deane (Bill McDonald), Grande Prairie, Patricia (Peter Campbell) with whom she resided, Norma (Donnie MacAdam), Boutilier's Point, Cathy (Kevin MacLeod), Grande Prairie, Eileen (Darrell Flynn), Glace Bay and Janet (Rick Bussey), Glace Bay. She is also survived by loving grandchildren, Pat, Colleen, Adam, Leanne, Kate, Eileen-Marie, Paddy and Emily-Grace. She has three beautiful great grandchildren, Joel, Liam and Will. She is also survived by her sister, Norma, Ottawa and a number of wonderful nieces and nephews. She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Mark and Jenna Campbell. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Pat; brother, Joseph; sisters, Grace and Deane; her twin daughter, Judith in infancy, as well as her parents and granddaughter, Deanna. Mom was a loving, giving human being who loved people, especially young people. She gave generously of her time to all knew her and was a gift to her entire family. A very heartfelt thank you to the nurses of G.B. Healthcare Complex whose care was unsurpassed, especially Donalda MacAdam. A loving thank you to Dr. B. O'Brien whose attention to Mom was so very appreciated for many years and who supported our family entirely thoughout Mom's ordeal while in the hospital. A special thank you to Fr. Doug Murphy who visited Mom several times while in the hospital. Visitation for Mom will take place at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., on Tuesday, Jun 10 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will take place Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, with Father Leo Boone officiating and with the CWL Honour Guard in attendance. CWL will offer lunch afterwards in St. Anne's. 6/8/2008 Born in Sydney Mines on January 20, 1920

Gillis Allan J. Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/1/2008 Allan J. Gillis Scarborough, Ont./New Waterford, N.S. - Allan J. Gillis, 61, of Scarborough, formerly of New Waterford, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at the Sunnybrook Hospital. He was the son of the late Duncan and Nelina (MacMillan) Gillis, New Waterford. Allan is survived by his wife, Joanne (Morrison) Gillis; daughters, Shelly (Rob) Coish and Dana (Shaun) Teirnan, Scarborough; sons, Allan and Garry Gillis, both of Scarborough; Also survived by sisters, Evelyn (Raymond) Oliver, Halifax, Danena (Brian) Gillis, New Waterford, and Agnes (Mike) Cook, Glace Bay; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Alllan was predeceased by brothers, Duncan 'Gussie', Stanley, Keith and Brian and a sister, Margaret Anne Gillis. Allan was retired from his longtime position at Warren Lamberts in Scarborough. Allan was known for his peaceful good nature and wonderful sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place, a service and burial will follow at a later date at St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. Donations in Allan's memory may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital, Scarborough, Ont. 1/29/2008


Gillis Donald Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/12/2008 Donald Joseph Gillis 52, Glace Bay - Donald Joseph Gillis, 52, Glace Bay, died suddenly on March 11, 2008, at home. Born in Glace Bay, on June 9, 1955, he was the beloved son of Florence Gillis and the late Joseph Gillis. Donnie worked for the Cape Breton Development Corp. as an electrician primarily at the Victoria Junction wash plant until the closure of their operations. Donnie was an ardent sports fan whose heart had room for only two teams, the Montreal Canadiens and the New England Patriots. He was also an auto racing enthusiast where he served as driver and mechanic for his vehicle. While many were numbered among his friends, they all at one time or another felt the force of his convictions and beliefs in any discussions, but once found to be a friend he would do anything for you. He leaves surviving him, his mother, Florence (MacDonald) Gillis; brother and sisterin-law, Frank and Irene; nieces and nephew, Caelin, Bhreagh and Cale; a special aunt, Agnes 'Sis' MacDonald, aunts, Edna Oliver and Mary (Yabby) Barton, Halifax; and uncle, Gerald, New Mexico. There will be no visitation and funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Friday, March 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Memorial donations in Donnie's memory may be made to Canadian Diabetic Association, Holy Cross Building Fund or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. "I think it is one of the truths of the world that the people we miss most, are also the ones that we cannot miss because we carry so much of them with us." J. Burrows 3/11/2008 Born in Glace Bay, on June 9, 1955

Gillis Heather Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Heather Gillis 58, Sydney Mines - It is with deep sadness we regret to announce the passing of our mother who had a brief battle with cancer. Heather Gillis, 58, of Sydney Mines, formerly of 11 Egan St., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Hazel (Forrest) Gillis. She was a member of Carmen United Church, a past member of the choir and UCW. She was also involved with the Christopher Leadership Course and mostly remembered for her 30-year involvement with the Girl Guides of Canada. Family would like a special thank you to go out to Heather's beloved aunt, uncles and cousin who provided love and comfort to her. Also to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit for taking special care of Mom and our family. A special thank you to her 'angel' friends who were there for Mom and family. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Evans and her partner David Carter, who Mom felt was the son of her heart, Sydney Mines; Margaret 'Maggie' Evans, Elizabeth 'Liz' Evans, both of Hong Kong; special friend, Wayne Young; brothers J.R. (Sue) Gillis, Sackville, N.S., and Carter Gillis, Sydney Mines. Also surviving is her very special grandson, Jordan Evans, he was the apple of Nana's eye. She was predeceased by her father, James Gillis. Memorial service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to "When you get lonely, call me anytime at all. I'll be there with you always, anywhere at all. There's nothing I've got that I wouldn't give, and money is never enough. So here's a penny for your thoughts, a quarter for the call and all your Mama's love." 5/29/2008 Born in New Waterford

GILLIS JOHN JOSEPH GILLIS Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 3/12/2008 JOHN JOSEPH GILLIS 1943-2008 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer. John was 64 years old, born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Son of the late Margaret (MacDougall) and Richard Gillis. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda (Sykes); daughter, Harrena and son, John Angus; three sisters, Adelaide Burns of Gatineau, Quebec; Ann Jane Kopp of Richmond, B.C.; Florence Gillis of Sydney, N.S.; two brothers, William Gillis of Edmonton, Alberta; Stephen Gillis of Sydney, N.S. Predeceased by sister Katherine Mombourquette and brothers Richard and Charles. John was employed at the pulp mill for 38 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #169. Service to be held March 14th @ 11:00 am. at the Yates Funeral Chapel, 4470 Gertrude Street, Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Followed by a Memorial Tea @ the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #169, 4680 Victoria Quay @ 1:00 p.m. 123498 3/12/2008 born in Sydney

Gillis John Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/13/2008 John Joseph Gillis 1943-2008 - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer. John was 64 years old, born in Sydney, N.S., son of the late Margaret (MacDougall) and Richard Gillis. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda (Sykes); daughter, Harrena and son, John Angus; three sisters, Adelaide Burns, Gatineau, Que., Ann Jane Kopp, Richmond, B.C., Florence Gillis, Sydney, N.S.; two brothers, William Gillis, Edmonton, Alta., Stephen Gillis, Sydney, N.S. Predeceased by sister, Katherine Mombourquette and brothers, Richard and Charles. John was employed at the pulp mill for 38 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 169. Service to be held March 14 at 11 a.m. at the Yates Funeral Chapel, 4470 Gertrude St. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Tea at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 169, 4680 Victoria Quay at 1 p.m. 3/13/2008 born in Sydney date not noted, used published
Gillis Malcolm Gillis The Sudbury Star 3/16/2008 Obituary for Malcolm Gillis GILLIS, Malcolm - In loving memory of Malcolm Gillis, 92 years, who passed away Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the SRH-St. Joseph's Health Centre. Malcolm Gillis of Walford Residence was born in Skye Glen, Inverness County, Nova Scotia and married Ida (MacRury) in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1945. A well respected and liked resident of Falconbridge for 61 years, Malcolm had been a miner at Falconbridge Ltd. retiring in 1978 with 37 years service. He had been a member of the Cape Breton Club and the Nickel Centre Senior's Club. In healthier days he attended St. Stephen's United Church in Falconbridge. An avid walker he was a good neighbour and friend to many, always quick to help others. He will be remembered as an outgoing and positive person who was devoted to his loving family especially his treasured grandchildren. Beloved husband of Ida (MacRury) Gillis of Sudbury. Loving father of Carol (husband Donald Wighton) of Sudbury and Douglas (wife Karen) of Stoney Plain, AB. Cherished grandfather of James (Yung Lau), Paul, Jason, Pamela (Brad O'Brien), Kimberly (Cordell Norman) and great grandchildren Alyssa, Skyler, Riley and Paige. Dear son of John and Mary (MacInnis) Gillis predeceased. Dear brother of Myles (wife Nellie) of Skye Glen, N.S. and the late Jack, Sammy, Don, Murdock GiIlis, Lily Austen, Charlie Gillis and Flossie MacDougall all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Wednesday, March 19th 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. (Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday). Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org 11021912 3/16/2008 born in Skye Glen, Inverness County

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

Gilmet Florann 'Flo' Marie (MacLean) Gilmet Cape Breton Post 10/21/2008 Florann 'Flo' Marie (MacLean) Gilmet 1939-2008 Reserve Mines - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of our dear wife and mother, Florann 'Flo' Gilmet, age 69, of Neville Street, Reserve Mines. Flo passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Randel and Flora (MacMullin) MacLean. Flo was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Her greatest passion was playing bingo with all her 'Bingo Buddies.' Flo leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years, Joseph; daughter, Joanne (Brian Sinclair), Glace Bay; sons, Derrick (Kim), Dominion, and Corey, at home; four cherished grandchildren, B.J. (Brian), Kevin, Nellena and Edward; brother, Alfred (Isabel) and three sisters, Wilma (Herbert Gregory), Margie (late, Buddy McNeil), Dollina (Robert Pittman); and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Phillip, Mickie, Alley, John, Pete, Cecil 'Dee', Jimmy and a brother and sister in infancy, Joseph and Mary Ellen. Visitation for Flo Gilmet will be held Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Fr. Gerald Campbell will be officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to the Gilmet family are available through our webpage at www.vjmcgillivray.net. 10/20/2008 Born in Reserve Mines

Gilmet Walter Norbet Gilmet Cape Breton Post 10/14/2008 Walter Norbet Gilmet 57, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness we the family announce the passing of Walter on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long battle with diabetes. Walter was an employee at Devco. Walter is survived by his loving partner, Lynda; daughter, Danielle Griffin and family, Nava, Ont.; son, Eric Gilmet and family, Nava, Ont.; three stepsons, Cory, Clayton, Clinton and stepdaughter, Heather. Walter will be missed by all grandchildren and pets, Traveller and Miss Gracie. Thank you to all the doctors and the ICU for all your help. There will be no visitation or funeral service as these were Walter's wishes. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to pay respect at Walter's home. Condolences may be sent to the family at . (16/10/2008) Walter Norbet Gilmet 57, Glace Bay - Walter Norbet Gilmet, who passed away Oct. 11, 2008, is also survived by brothers, Joe (Darlene), Birch Grove, Sammy (Wendy), Bobby (Chrissie), Glace Bay; sisters, Karen Kennedy, Linda (Mike) Boone, Pam (Billy) Perry, Glace Bay, Helen (Gerald) Toomey, North Sydney. Predeceased by sister, Janet, father, Sam and mother, Olga (Kelloway) Gilmet. 10/11/2008


Gorman Mary Suzanne (Whalen) Gorman Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Mary Suzanne (Whalen) Gorman - Passed away in the Transitional Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Wednesday, May 21, 2008, surrounded by her family. Born in Sydney Mines, April 30, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Sarabelle (Young) Whalen Tobin. Mary was an adherent of St. Thomas Aquinas parish and a longtime member of the Catholic Women's League; a life member of the Cape Breton Club; a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch 27; a member and past president of the former Scotia Branch RCL and a former member of St. John Ambulance. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Frank; daughters, Anne Marie Watson, Manitoba, Fran, Halifax, Gerri, Halifax; grandchildren, Sandy (Sonia), Dutch Settlement, David (Christa), Piggot Lake, Bradley (Kelli), Dartmouth, Warren, Alberta, Lee, Amherst, Tara (Trevor), Dartmouth; great grandchildren, Geraldine and Jessica, Halifax, Rhys and Teghan, Dutch Settlement; sister, Margaret Bullied, Toronto; brothers, Emerson (May), Francis, Bernard (Shirley), all of Cape Breton. Mary was predeceased by her sister, Agnes, Martina, infant sister, Alice and brother, Billy. Mary is resting in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax, where visitation was held yesterday (May 23, 2008) and will also be held today (May 24, 2008) from 7-9 p.m., as well as Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Oxford Street. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Transitional Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. E-mail condolences may be sent to: 5/21/2008 Born in Sydney Mines, April 30, 1918

Gorton Catherine MacKinnon Gorton Connecticut Post 1/20/2008 GORTON Catherine MacKinnon Gorton, age 106 of Trumbull, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, January 17, 2008. Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on November 22, 1901, she was the second of 14 children to Archibald and Annabelle Gillis MacKinnon. Residing in New Rochelle and Liberty, N.Y., she became an American citizen in 1938. She was married for 64 years to the late Edwin Leslie Gorton and moved to Connecticut in 1944. She has been a resident of Trumbull since 1961. Catherine was a dedicated homemaker all her life, however did work for Chance Vaught during World War II. She was also a prizewinning salesperson for Fairway Beef, Fairfield for 10 years while in her sixties and also worked as a tour guide for the Shakespeare Festival Theater, Stratford. A Catholic Charismatic and member of St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, Catherine visited sacred sites in Europe, including Lourdes, the Vatican and Fatima while in her seventies. She often held prayer meetings in her home and had many dear friends. She enjoyed baking and cooking and often held social events and parties for relatives and friends at her home. She was an excellent baby-sitter and was dearly loved by her 26 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren. She had a special recipe for date cookies that would be made once or twice a year around the holidays which was very popular, there were few leftovers. She prayed the rosary everyday and when priests came to visit or give the sacraments they would often stay to listen to her wit and wisdom. Catherine had a sharp mind and could quote Scottish Gaelic poems even into her last year. She loved seeing babies and praying for them, her relatives and her grandchildren. She was a good mother, always sewing, cleaning, cooking, encouraging education and holiness in her children, and children's children, an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. She had a gentle nature and sense of humor. One of her favorite quotes was "All the world is crazy except me and thee, and I sometimes wonder about thee!" She has left a great heritage of good memories. We shall miss her. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Leslie Gorton; a daughter, Delores Gorton Watson and is survived by three children, Claire Gorton Kelly of Bridgeport, Eugene Frederick Gorton of Stratford and Donald Richard Gorton of Duarte, Calif.; 26 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters in Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. meeting DIRECTLY in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Theresa Church in her memory. To send online condolences, please visit www.redgatehennessy.com. 1/17/2008 Born in Cape Breton Nov. 22, 1901

Gouthro Adelaide Gouthro Cape Breton Post 5/14/2008 Adelaide Gouthro 93, New Waterford - It is with great sadness the family announce the death of their loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Adelaide Gouthro of 12th Street, New Waterford. Adelaide passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaus and Mary (Aucoin) Muise of Cheticamp. Adelaide was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Horvath (J.R.), Cecile MacAulay (Dave); two sons, Gerard Gouthro and Michael Gouthro (Elizabeth). Also surviving are Adelaide's daughter-in-law, Betty Jean Smithson; a sister, Betty Dorn (Charlie) Freehold, New Jersey; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Adelaide was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Gouthro, son, Brian, two sisters, Mary Ellen, Effie and two brothers, Simon and Jack. Visitation is Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 2 p.m., in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Following the mass, a reception will take place at the Carmel Centre. As an expression of sympathy for Adelaide donations in her memory may be made to the VON or a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/13/2008 Born in Cheticamp

Gouthro Peter 'Cuts' Gouthro Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008 Peter 'Cuts' Gouthro 64, New Waterford/Halifax - Peter, the son of the late Marcella (Young) and Peter Gouthro (New Waterford), died June 1, 2008. He is survived by his sister, Lydia (Peter) MacNeil, nephews, Craig and Peter Jr. and grandniece, Hayley, all of Massachusetts. Peter spent most of his life in Halifax and was a devout member of St. Mary's Basilica, where he assisted with mass every day for 15 years. A mass in his honour will be celebrated in St. Leonard's (Mount Carmel), New Waterford, at a later date. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff of Glades Lodge for their kindness and care of my brother and to Art and Annete Petrie for always being there for him. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home and to V.J. McGillivray's Funeral Home, New Waterford. 6/1/2008


Graham John James 'Gami' Graham Cape Breton Post 1/25/2008 John James 'Gami' Graham 76, - Glen Currie, Grand Mira South Surrounded by loved ones, John James 'Gami' Graham passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Glen Currie, Grand Mira South, he was the son of the late Bill and Margaret (Currie) Graham. Papa served in the First Battalion RCR as a paratrooper, machine gunner during the Korean War. In his younger years, he was a hackney show horse trainer for the Pres Graham Farms in Ontario, where he travelled throughout North America and performed at the prestigious Royal Winter Fair. He then worked at Babcox and Wilcox in Ontario as a steelworker. In 1971, he returned to his home in Grand Mira South and worked as a woodsman until his retirement. He will always be remembered for his historical knowledge of Grand Mira. He was an avid poker player. Papa loved to share with us his own experiences including his exploits with his brother, Mick in their younger years. Gami loved animals especially his two special buddies, Pal and Elmo. Gami is survived by his two sons, Steve (Lou), David (Heather); granddaughter, Nicki; grandson, Ryan; brothers, Michael (Dolores), Bill (Linda), Harold (Jane); sister, Sheila (Frank) Burns; goddaughter, Sylvia Burns, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Caroline (Power) and by a sister in infancy, Regina Mary Ellen. Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at St. Margaret's Church, Grand Mira South, with Fr. Bedford Doucette officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 1/23/2008 Born in Glen Currie, Grand Mira South

Graham Mary Christine Graham Cape Breton Post 5/2/2008 Mary Christine Graham Judique - Tena was born in the town of Inverness in 1917 to Alexander MacInnis and Mary MacInnis (née MacEachen). Her father died from a mine injury when she was six years old. Her mother died in 1961. She was predeceased by her brother, Dougal (in infancy), her sisters, Mary Jessie Campbell, Margaret Shea, Sarah MacInnis, Josephine MacInnis, Catherine MacInnis and her brother, Stephen. Tena married William Graham in 1947. They lived in Judique except for a brief period in Christmas Island. Tena and Bill had four children, Larry, married to Margaret Hodgson, Judique; Margaret, who died at birth; Sandy, married to Mary Lynk, Dartmouth; and Jeanne, married to Peter Barr, Manly, Australia. Tena was also predeceased by her lifelong, best friend, Tess Cotton. Tena loved the Celtic music of Cape Breton and was a fluent speaker of Gaelic. She was a whiz at cribbage and auction and the Sunday New York Times crossword, but her greatest passion was reserved for her family; her husband, her children and her grandchildren, Ted and his spouse, Kate Manning, Toronto; Laura and her spouse, Scott Simpson, Halifax; Ian, Kate, and Matt, Australia; Nicholas and Laila, Halifax; and her great-grandchildren, the twins, Emma and Andrew. Tena has legions of wonderful nieces and nephews in all parts of Canada. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Judique. For the past year, Tena was a resident of the Port Hawkesbury nursing home and received wonderful care from its dedicated staff. She had the smile of an angel, a smile her family and friends will long remember. Tena died peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2008, surrounded by family. Visitation will be at the Inverness Funeral Home in Judique today (Friday) between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will take place Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tena's memory to the Tartan Gardens of Judique, PO Box 70, Judique, N.S., B0E IPO. Online condolences may be sent to 4/30/2008 born in Inverness in 1917

Gray Robert W. Gray Cape Breton Post 2/21/2008 Robert W. Gray Nov. 18, 1936-Feb. 18, 2008 North Sydney - It is with heavy hearts and profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, and grandfather, Robert (Bob) Gray, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at home. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Hayward) Gray. Bob was employed as a stevedore foreman with Marine Atlantic in North Sydney for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and the Northern Yacht Club. Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Viola (Chislett) Gray; also his children, Kimberly (Gerard) MacDonald, Robert (Cathy) and Darryl (Margaret); nine grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sarah), Chad (Krysta), Sheri (Keith), Ricky (Kerry), Morgan, Christian, Daniel, James, Robert; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Dylan Campbell, Alicia and Bryson Alexander MacDonald. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Vera Chislett; brother-in-law, Denis (Linda) Chislett; sister-in-law, Ann Chislett; his aunt, Sarah Matthews; and many of Bob's cousins who were very close to him. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Friday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. A reception will be held at the North Sydney Firemen's Hall immediately following the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to Halifax Herald May 28, 1991 Cantwell, Joseph Francis, M.D.C.M., 75, Kingston, Ontario, formerly of Halifax, died on May 23rd at home. Born in Brigus, Nfld, he was the son of the late Jospeh Francis and Mary Margaret (Walker) Cantwell. He graduated from Dalhousie School of Medicine, Class of 1949, and practiced in Halifax until his retirement in 1978. He was involved in sports medicine with the Halifax Buccaneers football team, Halifax Junior Canadians hockey team, and The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority. As well, he was the first elected president of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and the Medical Director of the first Canada Summer Games. He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine Cole, a daughter, Pixie (Michael) Bury, two sons, Jeff of Wolfville, Gedd (sic) of Calgary, a brother, Jim of Medicine Hat, Alta, three sisters, Laura Blackmore of Grand falls, Mena Ryan, Eileen Stanbury, both of St. John's, Nfld, seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Gerald, a sister Marion Hawco. A Halifax memorial service to be announced. Donations to Hope Cottage, Brunswick Street, Halifax. Halifax Herald June 04, 1991 Cantwell, Dr. Joe, died in Kingston, Ontario on May 23, 1991. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, June 08, at Canadian Martyrs Church, Inglis Street, Halifax. Donations may be made to Hope Cottage. submitted by "Kevin Podgursky" Halifax Herald 2/18/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Greenlaw John Douglas Greenlaw Cape Breton Post 4/22/2008 John Douglas Greenlaw - With sadness, our family announces the peaceful passing of John Douglas Greenlaw on April 18, 2008, at home in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Born in San Francisco in 1961, he was a son of Robert and Dorothea (Wallis) Greenlaw. John is survived by his father, Robert and stepmother, Faye, Tennessee; sisters and brothers, Terry Greenlaw (Bill MacGillivray), Kingsburg, Beverly (Christian) Hackshaw, Lunenburg, Rod, California, Pam (Arthur) Cemelli, New York, Rob, Texas and Margo, Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews, Morgan, Helena, Jamie, Carissa, April, Kristin, Lauren, Kaylan, Ember, Alder and Logan; special aunts and uncles and cousins. John was predeceased by his mother, Dorothea. Our family wishes to thank the following people for the outstanding care and compassion given to John during the final days of his illness: Dr. David Abriel and the nurses of the South Shore Health Palliative Care Service, the Continuing Care Program and the VON nurses and Occupational Therapist who helped with his care at home. ohn lived in several places in Canada and the United States. A natural carpenter and great outdoorsman, John spent many years clearing the land and creating his own homestead in Blanchard, Idaho. His most cherished memories were those of his years and friends in Idaho, his junior and high school years in Sydney, N.S., the summers at our cottage on the Lake when our family lived in Winnipeg and the very special times during our childhood summers spent with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins at ‘East River House’ on Nova Scotia's South Shore. John was a kind and gentle brother and friend and will be dearly missed. He loved the outdoors, the sea and "all creatures great and small", especially his dogs, Frisbee and Shade. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held during the summer at Kingsburg Beach in Nova Scotia. In memory of John, you may wish to plant a flower or a tree or a memorial donation may be made to an animal shelter in your area. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca 4/18/2008 Born in San Francisco in 1961

Groom Delores Groom Cape Breton Post 4/30/2008 Delores Groom Brantford, Ont. With sadness we announce the passing of Delores Groom at the John Noble Home, Brantford,Ont., on April 26, 2008.Born in Glace Bay, N.S., on July 19, 1931.Delores is survived by her daughter, Joanne(Cliff) McIntosh, London, Ont.; and her sons,Peter (Grace) Groom, Glace Bay, N.S., Richard Groom, Alberta; as well as 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; by her sister, Bernadette McMullin and by numerous nephews and nieces, including her specialniece, Rhodina (Gerard) MacNeil. Delores was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Groom, by her daughter, Belinda, herson, James, by grandson, James Groom Jr., by her parents, Lydia and Pierre Muise and by 11 brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Brantford, Ont., Thursday May 1, 2008, at 1 p.m. If wished, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. North, Brantford, Ont., (519) 758-1553. www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca 4/26/2008 Born in Glace Bay, N.S.

Guinan Valerie Nathanson Guinan Cape Breton Post 4/29/2008 Valerie Nathanson Guinan Comox, B.C./Sydney, N.S. - Passed away April 19, 2008, in her 57th year. Born in Sydney, she was a graduate of Sydney Academy and Ryerson University. She was predeceased by her father, Nate E. Nathanson. Valerie is survived by her husband, Elmo, Comox, B.C.; her mother, Lil Nathanson and brother, Stephen, of 18 Park St., Sydney. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 4/19/2008 Born in Sydney

Hagley Janie (Campbell) Hagley Cape Breton Post 2/16/2008 Janie (Campbell) Hagley Formerly Sydney Mines - Janie Hagley passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ont., Jan. 8, 2008. Born in Sydney Mines, Sept. 16, 1922, Janie was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen (Waye) Campbell. Loving wife of the late Albert Hagley, dear mother of Alice Bartman (Ray), Belleville, Barbara Barrett (Brian) and Cheryl Dyer (Al), all of Fenlon Falls, Ont. Sister of Alice Bungay (Sonny), Cape Breton, and Frank Campbell (Lila), Toronto. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, John Molleson and his wife, Nancy Gibson and by her sister, Gladys Fobear, brothers, Carson, John, Louis and Russell Campbell and three sisters and one brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, Belleville, Ont., Jan. 12, 2008. Burial will be held at a later date in Cape Breton. 1/8/2008 Born in Sydney Mines, Sept. 16, 1922

Hall Graham Hall Cape Breton Post 6/6/2008 Graham Hall 58, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Graham Hall, on Wednesday June 4, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Bourinot) Hall. Graham is survived by his loving companion, Jean Fahey; daughter, Kimberley; stepchildren, Debbie (Dave) Leblanc, Jenny Fahey (Paul), Frankie Fahey (Breagh); stepmother, Mary Hall; three grandchildren, Kobi, Jessie and Devon. He is also survived by sisters, Sharon, Linda (Lorne); brothers, Eddie (Carolyn), Reggie (Eileen), Glen (Diane), Kelly (Lori); sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hall; aunts, Vangie, Marie, Annie; an uncle, Gus (Connie); as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John 'Winkie.' Visitation will take place Friday, June 6, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chant's Funeral Home. 6/4/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Hall Jessie Elizabeth Hall Cape Breton Post 2/20/2008 Jessie Elizabeth Hall 93, Sydney Mines - We regret to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jessie Elizabeth Hall, 36 Brown St., Sydney Mines, surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 19, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Jessie was born June 10, 1914, in Marble Mountain, Inverness County, and was the oldest child of Murdock and Elizabeth MacDougall. She was fiercely proud of her Scottish heritage and proudly proclaimed that Inverness was the best county in the province. Jessie loved listening to Cape Breton music and attended as many Scottish concerts as she could throughout her life. Besides her sister, Bessie Sutherland, Jessie is survived by her four children, Ed (Brenda) and their children, Alison (Kent) Dennis and Erin (Patrice) Brideau, Mary Patricia, Arthur and his children Jason (Tania) and Darren, and Donnie (Darlene) and their children, Melissa and Melanie. Jessie also has four great-grandchildren, Owen, Ayla, Madison and Lincoln. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Patrick (Pat) Hall in 1993, brothers, Alex, Frank, Murdock, sisters, Jane Brown and Mary MacDougall. Jessie was five years old when she and her family moved to Sydney Mines. After completing her high school education, Jessie worked in a number of sales jobs in Sydney Mines. Following her marriage to Pat in February of 1942, she became a full-time homemaker and a stay at home mother except for a short period of time working in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the mid-60s. Jessie was a devout member of Immaculate Conception parish and was a 58-year member of the Catholic Women's League. Along with being an active and faithful member, she served in all executive positions in the CWL. She especially enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie of sister members. The Blue Jays have lost one of their biggest fans. Jessie was an avid supporter of the Jays and stayed up late to watch them play on TV. She was also an enthusiastic card player who regularly attended at different card parties throughout the area. Jessie was a lifelong 'Tory' and a proud member of the Conservative Party. Jessie was an outgoing and friendly lady who enjoyed meeting and talking with people. She was loved and treasured by all whom she met. Her family and many friends will greatly miss her. Visitation will be held at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the spring. A reception will follow the funeral mass at St. Pius X Church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/19/2008 born June 10, 1914, in Marble Mountain, Inverness County

Hall John (Frank) Francis Hall Cape Breton Post 2/7/2008 John (Frank) Francis Hall 69, Sydney - Frank Hall, 69, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at his residence in Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Campbell) Hall. Frank worked in the coke ovens with Sydney Steel until his retirement. He was a member of St. Theresa's Church and the KOC and was an avid member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138, Ashby. Frank is survived by his daughter, Frances, Sydney; son, Donnie, British Columbia; sisters, Catherine (Victor) Morrison, Elmsdale, Helen (Graham) Wallace, Ottawa; brother, Daniel (Jenny) Hall, Mississauga. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ceclia. Visitation will take place Monday, Feb. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, Sydney branch. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/3/2008 Born in Sydney

Hamilton John A. Ardell Hamilton Cape Breton Post 5/8/2008 John A. Ardell Hamilton - Peacefully at Townsview Lifecare Centre on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in his 79th year. Now to be reunited with his parents, Michael and Anna; his brothers and sisters, Ann, Peter, Elsie, Victor, Agnes, Mary, Amelia, Charles, Zigmund and Michael. Survived by his sister, Dorothy Rozeluk, Sydney, N.S. Fondly remembered by many loving and cherished nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family will welcome friends to call at the Markey-Dermondy Funeral Home, 1774 King St. East, Hamilton, Ont., Friday, May 9, 2008, from 1-4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow in the chapel at 4 p.m. Online tributes and condolences can be made at www.mem.com. 5/6/2008


Hanham Daniel Victor 'John' Hanham Cape Breton Post 2/13/2008 Daniel Victor 'John' Hanham 78, Louisbourg - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Daniel Victor Hanham on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, after a brief illness. Born in Louisbourg, Daniel was the son of the late Sarah 'Sadie' MacDonald and William Hanham. Dad began his working career early in life. Leaving school at 16 to sail on the "coal boats" out of Louisbourg. Later sailing on the "lake boats" with the Hall Corporation. Many a story was told of his travels to Venezuela, Guyana, Amsterdam and Jamaica. Returning to Louisbourg, Dad worked with the Dominion Coal Company, fished with Vic Harpell on the 'Debbie & Brian,' bought wood for Williams & Simpson's and finished his work career by working 26 years with Parks Canada. In 1985 Daniel was recognized for his volunteer work in the field of alcohol addiction in the Louisbourg area and for this and other volunteer activities, in 1986, Daniel was selected as the Lions Club 'Citizen of the Year' in Louisbourg. Dad quietly spent his life helping others. Daniel is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Mabel Bagnell; sons, Victor (Valerie), Ross; daughter, Cindy (Dan); brothers, Florian Bryan (Marlene), Bill Bryan (Wendy); sisters, Whilemine Rose, Jessie Wilson; Aunt Violet MacDonald and several nieces and nephews. As well 'Grampy' is also survived by his two very special grandchildren, Andra and Brett. Besides his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his two brothers-in-law, Jack Rose and Harold Wilson and special nephew, Harold William Wilson. Visitation for the late Daniel Hanham will be held at the First United Church, Main Street, Louisbourg, Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at First United Church, with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. A luncheon will follow in Calvin Hall on Warren Street. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Daniel may be made to the Willow Grove Cemetery Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 2/11/2008 Born in Louisbourg

Hardy Jean Naomi Hardy Cape Breton Post 3/11/2008 Jean Naomi Hardy 67, Truro - Jean Naomi Hardy, 67, of Truro, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late William and Abigail (Hilchey) Wentworth. Jean was a store manager at Sears in Amherst, where she retired in 1983. Jean loved her family, loved her pets and loved to travel. Jean was a very out-going person and when you met her, you had a friend for life. She is survived by her husband, Ashton 'Pete'; daughter, Susan (David) McIntyre, Tatamagouche; brother, William 'Bill' (Joan), Bracebridge, Ont.; sister, Stella (Aubrey) Hines, Ovieda, Fla.; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, and where a memorialservice will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. Rev. David Lutes will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in Jean'smemory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Terry Fox Foundation or to the SPCA. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the 'guest book' at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com. 3/9/2008 Born in Sydney

Hardy Maryann Hardy Cape Breton Post 3/5/2008 Maryann Hardy Ingonish 1928-2008 - Maryann Hardy, 79, of Ingonish, passed away March 4, 2008, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born in Ingonish, she was the adopted daughter of the late Simon and Mary Hardy. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church and a member of the IVFD Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her first husband, George Stockley in 1948, and her second husband, Milton Hardy in 1994, five brothers and three sisters. Maryann is survived by her birth mother, Louisa Chipman, Taigh Na Mara Rest Home, Glace Bay; her children, John Stockley (Elsa), Halifax, Georgina (Phillip) Donovan, Tommy Hardy, Janice Hardy (Richie), all of Ingonish; grandchildren, Michael, Sheila, Kim, Jaime, Brittany and Chelsea; and six great-grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers. Maryann had a special bond with brothers, Dick (deceased), Stan and Clare and sister, Lil. She held in her heart two lifelong friends, Laura and Edie who were there to comfort her in her last hours. The family appreciated the tender care given by the doctors, nurses and staff of Buchanan Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home with visitation Thursday, March 6, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church with Rev. Elliott Siteman officiating. 3/4/2008 Born in Ingonish

Hardy Roderick N. Hardy Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008 Roderick N. Hardy 74, Port Morien - It is with great sadness that the family of Rod Hardy announces his passing on May 22, 2008, surrounded by his family at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Rod was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was a resident of Port Morien for over 50 years. Rod started fishing at a very early age with his lifelong friend, Tom MacDonald. On a fishing trip to Cape Breton he met Elaine Robinson and in January 2008 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son, Roland (Shirley Lecreux), Westville; daughters, Dorothy Jane (Michael McLean), Lower Sackville, and Rhodena (Robert Dearn), Timberlea. He adored his six grandchildren, Kyle and Michael Dearn, Jessica and Steven Hardy, Jordan and Noah McLean. Rod is also survived by his sisters, Sarah Pender, Dorothy Piercy, Merina Mauger, Sylvia Wagg and Alice Keizer. Rod was a retired member of the Boilermakers Union, Lodge 73, having been a member for 37 years. He was actively involved with the Port Morien Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Rod was predeceased by his parents, Esther and Jack Hardy and also an infant daughter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 26, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in Black Brook Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations in Rod's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. Online condolences will be received by the Hardy family through vjmcgillivray.ca. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou County for the exceptional care and compassion that they showed Rod during his short stay there and also to the Palliative Care doctors and nurses at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. 5/22/2008 born in Rose Blanche, Nfld.

Harris Edith Myrtle Harris Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Edith Myrtle Harris - Edith Harris, of Maple Hill Manor, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Manor. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Melida (Anderson) Kendall. Myrtle was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, and an active member of the Ladies Guild for many years. In her early years, she enjoyed gardening in her yard in Lunenburg. She came to New Waterford as a young adult and moved to Lunenburg, N.S., after her marriage to Samuel Harris. She returned to New Waterford to be with her family 20 years ago. Myrtle resided at Maple Hill Manor from July 2007, until her death. Previous to her arrival at the manor, she lived at the Hillcrest Seniors Complex, King Street, and Waterford Heights Long-Term Care Facility. Myrtle enjoyed good conversation and laughter with her friend and roommate, Elizabeth Aucoin. She will be missed by her friends, especially Jeanette Chappell. Myrtle is survived by her sisters, Alma (Colie) Gillis, River Ryan, and May Dalton, Scotchtown; brother-in-law, Gerald Murphy, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Samuel in 1969, sisters, Hilda Sellars, Ellen King, Grace Murphy, Mabel Anderson and her brother, the Rev. George Kendall. She was also predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Ernest Sellars, Eugene King, Jacob Anderson, James Dalton, sister-in-law Lyla Kendall, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral service will take place Monday, June 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. A luncheon will follow in All Saints Anglican Church Hall. All are welcome. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, next to her husband Samuel. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Maple Hill Manor, 700 King St., New Waterford, B1H-3Z5. The loving and compassionate staff at the manor were such a great comfort to Myrtle. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/30/2008 Born in Burgeo, Nfld.

Harriss Richard Stewart Harriss Cape Breton Post 1/22/2008 Richard Stewart Harriss 55, Marion Bridge - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, Richard S. Harriss, Marion Bridge, who passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was the son of Mrs. Lillian Harriss, Gabarus, and the late Albert Harriss. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Agnes (MacIntyre) Harriss; his children, Sandra Harriss (Sean), East Bay, Cpl. Scott Harriss (Cpl. Lynn), Petawawa, Ont., and Amanda Harriss (Michael), Toronto, Ont.; and will be especially missed by his two grandsons, Evan and Logan Murphy. He is also survived by beloved in-laws, Dan (Charlotte) MacIntyre, Gabarus. Although a professional truck driver and heavy equipment operator most of his life, Richard and his family were very proud of his years of service as a member ofthe Canadian Armed Forces, having served both in Canada and overseas as part of the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces. A memorial service will take place 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Rev. Nancy Whitney officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 1/19/2008


Harte Joseph 'Joey' Harte Cape Breton Post 11/3/2008 Joseph 'Joey' Harte 73, New Waterford - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Joey Harte, 73, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. At his bedside during his time of death, Joey was surrounded by his loving and caring family. Born in New Waterford and a resident of Hudson Street, he was the son of the late Robert 'Bob' and Mary (Fraser) Harte. Joey was employed as a coal miner for 21 years and worked in number 12, 18 and 26 collieries. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. Joey loved hockey and baseball and was an avid Leafs fan. Throughout his lifetime he was always a strong NDP supporter. Joey will be sadly missed and always remembered by his loving wife of 50 years, the former Leona (MacLellan) Harte; two sons, Sandy (Linda), New Waterford, Cory Joseph (Doreen), at home and four daughters, Sharon (Eric) Hine, Calgary, Norma Jean (Phil), New Brunswick, Hilda, New Waterford, Arlene (Joe) Deruelle, Scotchtown. Joey is survived by one brother, Kenny, Ottawa; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Joey was predeceased by his son, Martin, grandson, Martin Jr., a sister, Carrie and three brothers, Thomas, William and Robert. He was also predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Debbie (MacDougall) Harte. Visitation will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Paul MacNeil is Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph Church, New Victoria. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Joey, donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the Harte family can be made at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 11/1/2008 Born in New Waterford

Harte Martin Michael Harte Cape Breton Post 2/11/2008 Martin Michael Harte 21, New Waterford/Sydney - Martin Harte, age 21 of Sydney and formerly of New Waterford passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in his hometown. Born in New Waterford, Martin was the son of the late Martin and Deborah (MacDougall) Harte. Martin worked for a brief time as a fireproofer out west. He loved to listen to music and play his guitar and was also an avid Leafs and Blackhawks fan. Martin will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his natural ability to make people laugh. He is survived by his sister, Nadine whom he lived with in Sydney. Besides his parents, Martin was predeceased by his grandmother, Martha MacDougall. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J.McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church. Following the mass all are invited to join the family for a reception in the St. Agnes Parish Hall. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Agnes Cemetery in the springtime. As an expression of sympathy for Martin, donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Society. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 2/8/2008 Born in New Waterford

Hartling Joyce Lorraine Hartling Cape Breton Post 2/4/2008 Joyce Lorraine Hartling 68, Sydney - It is with peaceful sadness that we must announce the passing of Joyce Lorraine Hartling, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family after a brief, yet heroic, battle with cancer. Lorraine adored her children and grandchildren, never hesitating to put her family before even herself. She graced our lives with her sense of humour, gentle manner, genuine compassion and unconditional love. Left to celebrate her life is her adoring husband, Clyde; daughter, Donna (Robert) MacDonald, Ontario; sons, Donny (Donna), Clyde Jr. (Jennifer), all of Sydney; grandchildren, Nicole, Tyler, Tasha, Cindel, Kevin, Peter, Donny Jr., Adric, Rueben, Amanda, Promise, Zander, Amanda, Paige, Taylor, Jacqueline and great-grandson, Carter; sister and friend, Christina MacKenzie; sister, Bessie; brother, Donnie; as well as her special niece, Cathy MacKenzie. Welcoming Lorraine to heaven are her parents, Daniel Alexander and Margaret (Dunlop) MacKenzie; sisters, Blanche, Josie and Margie; as well as brothers, Frank, John and Harry. Visitation will take place (today) Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2008 with Rev. Rick Barnes officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations may be made in Lorraine's honour to the Canadian Cancer Society. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses of the I.C.U. unit who were entrusted with Lorraine's care, your efforts and support were greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 2/1/2008


Helle Paul Helle Cape Breton Post 4/26/2008 Paul Helle 62, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Paul Helle, New Waterford, N.S., at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 24, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Victor and Clenda (Kendall) Helle. Paul was well known as a meat cutter and later on he went to work at the Nova Scotia Power Plant in Lingan. He had a great passion for antique cars. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (Larade); daughter, Kathleen (Brent) MacEachern, New Waterford; sons, Tom, Kitchener, Ont., Kevin (Bev), Innisfil, Ont. and Keith, Halifax; sister, Mary Digero, New Waterford; brothers, John (Carol), Glace Bay and Victor, New Waterford; grandchildren, Chris, Craig, Jessica, Taylor, Sydney, Gavyn and Aeriana. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his sisters, Julie (Sis) Doucette and Betty Axworthy. By Paul's request, cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care. To send online condolences to the family go to, www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 4/24/2008 Born in New Waterford

Henderson Eileen Henderson

Sydney In honouring the late Eileen Henderson, who passed away December 10, 2008, the family would like to invite everyone to come together at a memorial service to mourn the loss of our friend as well as to celebrate her life. The service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Reception to follow downstairs in the McMahon Room. Please join us. 12/10/2008


Hennessey Mary Hennessey Cape Breton Post 3/1/2008 Mary Hennessey 88, Westmount - It is with great sadness that we, the family, regretfully announce the passing of our mother, Mary Hennessey, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Born in Gabarus Lake, Feb. 13, 1920, Mary was the daughter of the Hugh and Effie (McIntyre) Matheson. Mary is survived by her daughter, Pauline; and son, Hugh. She is also survived by her sisters- in-law, Minnie and Sophie; nieces, Hughena, Caroline, Peggy, Charlene, Marilyn and families; and nephews, Donnie, Stuart, Weldon, Murray and families. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William, brothers, Danny, Donald, Rannie, Charlie and John Neil, sisters, Margaret, Kathleen, Mary Belle and Katherine. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Zion United Church Hall at 2 p.m. Monday with interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Zion United Church of the Alzheimer's Society. Condolences bay be sent to the family at . 2/29/2008 Born in Gabarus Lake, Feb. 13, 1920

Hennick Lillian Veronica Hennick Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008 Lillian Veronica Hennick 74, Sydney - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the loss of our beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend, Lillian Veronica Hennick, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. Born in Sydney June 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Beetson) Hennick. She enjoyed visiting all extended family and friends daily. Lily is survived by her sisters, Bessie Lotherington, Sydney, Florence (Bob) Shea, Kingston, Ont.; brother, Stan (Sally), Sydney; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn and Vick, brothers, Albert, Rudoloph, Alex, Frank, Tom, Johnny and a brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. E. MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Old Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund, Autism Society or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 1/6/2008 Born in Sydney June 1, 1933

Henrich Donald Henrich Cape Breton Post 3/12/2008 Donald Henrich 52, Dartmouth - Donald Charles 'Donnie' Henrich, 52, passed away March 9, 2008, as the result of a house fire at 55 Dahlia St., Dartmouth, N.S. He was the son of the late Charles Michael Henrich and Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Mae (Roberts) Henrich, Halifax. Donnie was employed with the liquor corporation for 30 years, mainly at the Sydney River Store and the past four years at the Stanfield Airport Liquor Store. He was an avid ball player and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He loved spending time with his daughter. Besides his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Sydney; and her Mom, Susan (Musgrave), Enfield; three sisters Diane (Terry Kennedy), Dartmouth, Mary Jayne (Darren Kennedy), Dartmouth, and Debby (Blaise O'Handley), Sydney; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Michael Henrich. Visitation 7-9 p.m., Thursday and from 10 a.m. till time of service at 11 a.m., Friday, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexander St., Sydney, Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Donations may be made in Donnie's memory to the Alzheimer's Society. E-mail condolences may be made to: Web page at: www.chantfuneralhome.com. 3/9/2008


Henze Shirley (Williams) Henze Cape Breton Post 10/22/2008 Shirley (Williams) Henze 66, Langley, B.C. - It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, Shirley (Williams) Henze, who died in Langley, B.C., on Oct. 14, 2008. She was born in Cape Breton to the late Charles and Doreen Williams of Rudderham Road, Point Edward. She is survived by her husband, Gary Henze and her two sons, Jamie and Roger; six sisters, Louise Williams, Marie (Gary) Mortimer, Marion (Angus) MacAskill, Barbara (Ron) Birch, Linda (Jim) Collins and Kaye (Gerard) Currie, as well as seven brothers, Harold (Barb), Joe (Rose), Rollie (Effie), Norman (Cathy), Charles (Ruthanne), Raymond (Theresa) and Lawrence; many nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Shirley (Williams) Henze Langley, B.C. - Shirley (Williams) Henze who passed away Oct. 14, 2008, is also survived by sister, Louise (Gary MacKinnon) Williams. 10/14/2008 born in Cape Breton

Herald Stuart Wayne Herald Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Stuart Wayne Herald Point Edward - Stuart Wayne Herald of Rudderham Road, Point Edward, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his family. Born in Point Edward, Aug. 8,1944, he was the son of the late Stewart Herald and Helen (Rudderham) Herald. Stu will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and left a wonderful legacy behind in his children and grandchildren. He was employed by Sydney Steel Corporation for years before opening his own business. He was an active sportsman and he turned his passion into a family business, Brad's Outdoor Adventures before retiring in 2002. Stuart is survived by his wife, Barbara (Merchant) Herald and his four children, Craig, Westmount, Brad, Calgary, Suzanne (Byron) Rogers, Sackville, and Lynn (Stephen) Unsworth, Point Edward. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Ashley, Haley and AJ. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19 at Sydney Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (area of greatest need). 5/15/2008 Born in Point Edward, Aug. 8, 1944

Herney Catherine Marie Herney Cape Breton Post 2/8/2008 Catherine Marie Herney 39, Eskasoni Feb. 5, 1968-Feb. 2, 2008 - We, the family of Catherine Marie Herney are sad to announce the sudden death of our mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, companion, aunt and friend. Catherine was born in Sydney, at the St. Rita Hospital on Feb. 5 of 1968 and passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, while training to prepare hides at the Waswanipi Cree First Nation in Quebec. Catherine was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Catherine loved to make crafts and learn new things as she was doing before she travelled to learn to prepare hides. She was an outgoing, loving person and always made new friends wherever she went. She loved the outdoors and adventure came naturally with her. She kept busy by making things beautiful indoors or outdoors. Catherine also was her own musician; she played the guitar, sang and wrote her own songs. She worked as an adult-care worker for many years before she devoted all her time to her own craft/seaming business. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Louise (Poulette) Herney; her former husband, Frank Gerard Cabot Jr. and their five children, Carol Marie (Judd Lafford) Cabot, Mary Louise, Ashley Marie, Plansue Joseph and Breanne Marie; also by her longtime companion, Brian Morley; and her one and only grandson, Bryan Gerard Floyd Cabot. Also surviving are her sisters, Wanita (Clark) Paul and Martha Herney; and brothers, Steven Louis, Matthew 'Mattio' and George Michael; godchildren, Krestan Jake Herney and Louis Michael Peck; godparents, Roy Herney and Mary Agnes Casey Paul. She was predeceased by sister, Mary Magdalene Herney, paternal and maternal grandparents and her loving niece, Tara Louise Herney. Visitation for the late Catherine Herney will take place Saturday after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to . 2/2/2008 Born in Sydney

Hickey Christena 'Tena' (Munro) Hickey

Christena 'Tena' Hickey, Margaree at Belle Cote , Nova Scotia , Canada Christena ‘Tena’ Ainslie Hickey, age 93, former resident of Marlborough Avenue, Sydney, and for the past nine years a resident of Margaree, where she lived with her nephew and his wife Carl and Helena Hart. Tena passed away peacefully Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Belle Cote, Inverness County she was a daughter of the late Hanlen and Jessie (MacKay) Munro. Tena attended St. Andrew United Church, Sydney and also St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She is survived by sisters, Isabel (Joe) Stasiuk, Portage La Prairie, Gladys (Glen) Bristow, Toronto and by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Hickey; sisters, Ruth Young, Mary Hart, Lettie Vair and by a brother, Edward Munro. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney with Rev. David Luker officiating. A reception will follow at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 12/5/2008 Born in Belle Cote, Inverness County

Hickey G. Donald Hickey Cape Breton Post 2/6/2008 G. Donald Hickey 72, North Sydney It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George Donald Hickey, 72, resident of Tobin Avenue, North Sydney, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, Don was a son of the late Joseph and Stella (Evans) Hickey. In earlier years he was employed with H.B. Nickerson and Sons Ltd., as the fleet service foreman and later worked as a machinist with Marine Atlantic for 25 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and a 45-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19. Don enjoyed fishing, gardening and his many outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife, Mabel (Tobin) Hickey; sons, Michael Hickey, Halifax, Joe (Bernadette) Hickey, Sydney; daughters, Wendy Hickey, Ottawa, Trudy (Paul) Boudreau, Iowa; by the pride and joy of his life, his grandchildren, grandsons, Patrick, Evan, Joey, Cole; granddaughter, Kailynn; brothers, Myrle (Pat) Hickey, Louis (Chris) Hickey; sisters, Flora Harper, Dorothy (Phil) MacPhee, Sandra Sellars, all of Ontario, Carol (Reg) Norman, North Sydney; also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Vern, Jim, sisters, Belle, June, Mill and Anne. A private family visitation will be held. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be made to . 2/5/2008 Born in North Sydney

Hill Allan R. Hill Cape Breton Post 5/2/2008 Allan R. Hill 1980-2007 - It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we, the family, must announce the death of Allan Richard Hill. Born in Kentville, N.S., he was the son of Charles and Mary (Jessome) Hill. Growing up in North Sydney, Allan attended the Northside Christian Academy and Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. He eventually became the proud owner of the family business T & M Discount Tools. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or. Allan was a true and loving family man. He had an infectious smile and had a way of bringing laughter to all who knew him. His enthusiastic spirit and love will live on with us forever. We miss and love you dearly. Besides his parents, Allan is survived by his loving wife, Tara (Lynk); three cherished daughters, Taryn, Macy and Ally; two brothers, Charles (Evelyn) Hill and Nicholas (Kim) Hill; maternal grandmother, Myrtle Jessome; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece; in-laws, Freeman and Helen Lynk; sister-in-law, Diane (Chris) White. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Percy Jessome and paternal grandparents, Bob and Theresa Hill. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the Hill family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Until we meet again May God hold you In the palm of His hand. 5/4/2008 Born in Kentville, N.S.

Hillgrove Mary Magdalen Hillgrove Cape Breton Post 11/6/2008 Mary Magdalen Hillgrove 1927-2008 Glace Bay - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Hillgrove, age 81, of York Street, Glace Bay. Mary passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Brown) Howley. Mary was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards. Mary had a special place in her heart for her two poodles. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Irene (Earl) Sampson, Glace Bay, Millie Young, Glace Bay, Clare Patterson, Oakville, Ont., and Gloria (Ron) Piper, Kamloops, B.C. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roy, sons, Grant Allan and Roy Blaise 'Rockie' and brothers, Dan and Gerard. Visitation for Mary Hillgrove will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences to the Hillgrove family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 07/11/2008 - Mary M. Hillgrove 1927-2008 Glace Bay - Mary Hillgrove of York Street who passed away on Nov. 4, 2008, was also predeceased by a sister, Anna Donovan. Mrs. Hillgrove's funeral mass will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. 11/4/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Hinchey Dorothy Maxine Hinchey Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Dorothy Maxine Hinchey 77, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Hinchey on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Power) Hinchey. Dorothy was a homemaker and a very quiet lady. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking, reading and watching television. Dorothy is survived by five sisters, Judy (Lawrence) MacLean, Deanie Scott, Stella (Bernie) Heinekamp, all of New Waterford, Florence (Steve) Williams and Jacquline (Melvin) Aucoin, both of Ontario; one brother, David, New Waterford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by six sisters, Marjorie, Peggy, Christina, Shirley and twin girls in infancy, and three brothers, David James, William and Edward. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service to celebrate Dorothy's life will take place at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500, Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 5/4/2008 Born in New Waterford

Hirtle James Lawrence 'Jim' Hirtle Cape Breton Post 2/1/2008 James Lawrence 'Jim' Hirtle Hopewell - James Lawrence 'Jim' Hirtle, 76, of Hopewell, N.S., passed away Jan. 31, 2008, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in West Clifford, N.S., he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Hazel (Halliday) Hirtle. Jim was a resident of Millbrook before moving to Hopewell in 1953. He was a member and elder of St. Columba United Church, Hopewell. Jim was a very active member of the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years. He was a former employee of D. Porter and Sons for some 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Etta; daughter, Deborah (Russ) Dicks, Musquodoboit Harbour; sons, Jim (Mary), Bras d'Or, Steven, Edmonton, Alta., Alan (Stacey), Musquodoboit Harbour; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Vivian E. Salsman, Stellarton. He was predeceased by his first wife, Reta Baillie, brothers, Roy, Jack and Howard. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Saturday in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday from St. Columba United Church, Hopewell, with Rev. Heather Landry officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Columba United Church, Hopewell, the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice. 1/31/2008 Born in West Clifford

Hiscock George I. Hiscock Cape Breton Post 11/3/2008 George I. Hiscock North Sydney - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and brother, George Hiscock, a resident of Seaview Drive, North Sydney, on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Harry and Amelia (Annesty) Hiscock. George was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Canadian Army. After returning home from the war, George spent a brief time operating a store on the corner of Victoria and Regent streets in North Sydney. He would then return to serving his country with the Canadian Armed Forces as an auto mechanic, retiring back to North Sydney, after 32 years of service. George was a quiet man, content to spend his retirement working at home and spending time with his family. He was an adherent of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. He is survived by his wife, Alice (Ellis) Hiscock; his daughter, Brenda and son, Keith, both of North Sydney and brothers, Jim and Fred, both of P.E.I. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Rita and Mildred, and by brothers, Harry and Roy. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside committal service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Lakeside Cemetery North Sydney, with Rev. Genevieve Trudel officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to 11/2/2008 Born in North Sydney

Hiscock Raymond Hiscock Cape Breton Post 4/25/2008 Raymond Hiscock 74, Birch Grove - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Raymond Hiscock on April 24, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Birch Grove, Nov. 1, 1933, Raymond was the son of the late George and Hazel (King) Hiscock. Raymond was a coal miner working in Broughton, No. 26 and retiring from Lingan Colliery in 1989. He was a very quiet family man who enjoyed the games of baseball and hockey and fishing, hunting, gardening and berry picking. He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. Raymond looked forward to his yearly Lake O'Law vacation with his family and his nightly visits to the garage with his buddies.Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Catherine Boutilier; his two daughters, Anne-Louise (Keith) Wilcox and Raylene MacLean; and the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Mathew and Jennifer, Stephen Kelloway and Kaelene. He is also survived by his brother, Reg ( Joan), Ontario; and best buddy and brother-in-law, Freddie Boutilier; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, brothers, Harry, Ross and Al and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Visitation for the late Raymond Hiscock will take place at Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Saturday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to take place Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to 4/24/2008 Born in Birch Grove, Nov. 1, 1933

Holic Theresa V. Holic Cape Breton Post 6/3/2008 Theresa V. Holic 77, Orchard Terrace - Theresa V. Holic of Antigonish, passed away on June 2, 2008, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (MacKinnon) MacKeigan. Theresa was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an Avon representative for many years. She was an active volunteer for N.S. Drug Dependency and was the recipient of a Volunteer of the Year Award. She was a CWL member and member of Arras Branch No. 59, Royal Canadian Legion auxiliary. Theresa was an avid card player and a member of Club 60, Antigonish. She is survived by her only daughter, Daniela (Mike) MacDonald, Antigonish; sisters, Rodena Moore, Sydney, Florence Quinney, Landolpha, Boston; brother, Martin (Jessie) MacKeigan, Sydney Mines; and six grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Jordan, Sara, Zachery and Sean. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel and brother, Albert. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The remains will be transferred to G.R. Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Wednesday, where they will rest from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3, in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Hugh MacNeil presiding. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross. Online condolences may be sent to www.clcurry.com. 6/2/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Holloway Allan Patrick (Bull) Holloway Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 Allan Patrick (Bull) Holloway 78, Glace Bay - Allan Patrick (Bull) Holloway, 78, of 61 School St., Glace Bay, passed away Friday, June 13, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Holloway. An avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends. He was a miner in the Caledonia Pit until joining the military. Throughout his almost 25 year military career, he was stationed in Halifax, Borden, Greenwood and Gagetown, with tours in Germany and Egypt. Bull was also an active member of the Canadian Legion, Branch 3, Glace Bay. Bull is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (McLean) Holloway; children, Clarence (Marie) Holloway of Glace Bay, Gregory (Liz) Holloway of Edmonton, Debbie (John) Woods of Waterloo, Donna (Joe) Beshara of Dartmouth, Patricia (Cecil) Holloway of Edmonton, James (Cheryl) Holloway of Glace Bay and Dianne (Robert) Holloway of Glace Bay. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Linda, Ryan, Jason, Jennifer, Cory, Brian, Brin and Jamie and great-grandchildren Riley, Aiden Allan, Michael Allan, Emma, Olivia and Noah. He is also survived by brother, Stan Holloway, Dominion; sisters, Viola (Steve) Fedoric and Shirley McIntyre, Corner Brook. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Roscoe and George Nicholson and Melvin, Walter, Thomas and baby Tommy Holloway, and sisters, Uita Kublec (nee Nicholson) and Margie Pushie (nee Holloway). Visitation for the late Allan Patrick (Bull) Holloway will be held Monday, June 16, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Donations in Bull's memory may be made to the Glace Bay Palliative Care Unit. 6/13/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Holman Frances Margaret (MacDonald) Holman Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 HOLMAN, Frances Margaret (nee Macdonald) - 1915 - 2008 Published Kingston Ontario Whig Standard - Peacefully at the Ottawa (Civic) Hospital following a stroke, Frances died in her 93rd year on 23 January 2008 in the loving company of her daughter Susan. Born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia on Friday, 13 August 1915, she was the daughter of the manager of the Marconi wireless station, Donald Macdonald and Katherine Fraser. Predeceased by her beloved husband Air Commodore Donald Morison, brother Bill Macdonald and sister-in-law Dorothy (Gainesville, Florida), and infant daughter Mary. She is survived by her son Fraser and wife Sandy (Toronto), daughter Sue and husband Ted Baker (Ottawa) and son Rob and wife Kathy (Corvallis, Oregon), as well as five grandchildren, Robin (Jenny), Lori, Kelly (Christa), Aran (Chrissy) and Sean (Elizabeth), and five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Alexandra, Kylie, Rhys, and newborn Maeve. She will be fondly remembered by her numerous friends and relations, who were touched by her love of life, her grace and wisdom, and not least her unique singing voice. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Ottawa Hospital for ensuring her comfort for the last few weeks of her life. The family will receive visitors in Ottawa at Rideau Place, 550 Wilbrod Street, on Friday, 1 February between 2 and 5p.m. A memorial service will be held in Kingston at St George's Cathedral, 270 King Street at 2p.m. on Saturday, 2 February, followed by a reception at the Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street. Donations in Frances' memory may be made to the CNIB, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4G 3E8, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to ROBERT J. REID & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 613-548-7973. Online condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.com 10971989 submitted by Heather Waddingham 1/23/2008 Born in Louisbourg on Friday, 13 August 1915

Holmes John Angus Holmes Cape Breton Post 2/26/2008 John Angus Holmes 80, Lochside Richmond County - John Angus Holmes died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, N.S. Born at Lochside 'Loch Lomond', he was the son of the late Dan and Katie Effie (MacLeod) Holmes. He was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church. At one time he operated a sawmill, was postmaster for Lochside Post Office, pulp contractor and farmer. Johnnie was a lover of all animals, especially his cat, Max. He enjoyed playing and listening to Scottish music. Surviving are his wife, Christy Ann (MacLeod) Holmes and loving son, Donald John 'DJ' Holmes and his companion, Nicole Perram, Edmonton, Alta. He is also survived by his sister, Kennina (Mrs. Frank Sheppard); nephew, Brian Sheppard, Whitney Pier; also a niece, Deborah Sheppard (Mrs. Wayne LeMoine), Halifax; and a number of cousins. Visitation will be held at Alex A. Morrison's Funeral Home, St. Peter's, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, from 2-9 p.m. Funeral will be at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Loch Lomond, on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Murdock MacRae and Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment to be held at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorials may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church, Loch Lomond or charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 2/23/2008 Born at Lochside 'Loch Lomond'

Holmes Verna G. Holmes Cape Breton Post 2/5/2008 Verna G. Holmes Ottawa Verna G. Holmes passed away Feb. 2, 2008. She was born in Sydney on Feb. 4, 1927, to Charles E. and Rowena (MacLean) Leonard. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Mike) Hayden; son, Thomas (Chantelle); grandchildren, Theo, Mitchell and Taylor; brother, Walter (Ruth), Sydney; and sister, Edna Bliingham, California. She is also survived by several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Harry. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but a memorial service is planned for Halifax next summer. Memorials may be made to Connaught School, 1149 Gladstone St., Ottawa, Ont., K1Y 3H7. 2/2/2008 born in Sydney on Feb. 4, 1927

Howie Alice (Robinson) Howie Cape Breton Post 6/7/2008 Alice (Robinson) Howie 87, Ontario/North Sydney - Mrs. Alice (Robinson) Howie, 87, of Windsor, Ont., formerly of Port Stanley, Ont., and Cape Breton, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Beloved wife of the late Frederick 'Ted' Howie (2003). Dearly loved mother of James H. 'Jim' Howie and his wife, Angela, Port Stanley, Fred Howie and his wife, Brenda, Woodstock, and Cheryl Norris and her husband, Pat, Windsor. Dear sister of Jean, Helen, Gordon and Richard. Also fondly remembered by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Patricia 'Pat' Howie, a grandson, Jason Howie and several brothers and sisters. Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S., June 19, 1920, she came to Port Stanley in 1956. Alice formerly worked as an RNA at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. She was a member of Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley, the Port Stanley 55+ Club, and a charter member of the ladies auxiliary to Last Post Branch No. 410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, Ont., (519) 631-1160, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley, Monday at 11 a.m. Following cremation, interment in Christ Churchyard. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Christ Church (Anglican), Port Stanley, or the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged. 6/5/2008 Born in North Sydney

Howie Edgar Herbert Howie (Teg) Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008 Edgar Herbert Howie (Teg) 77, Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Edgar Howie (Teg) on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Donkin, he was the son of the late Frederick and Edith (Canes) Howie. A coal miner, Teg was employed with Devco for 33 years, working at No. 26 in Glace Bay. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His friends often referred to him as the 'Mayor of the Sterling Mall'. He also liked fishing and gardening. Teg is survived by his wife, Catherine (Kay Neary) Howie; two daughters, Patti ( John) Fukala, Howie Centre, and Kathleen Howie, Glace Bay; three sons, Frederick (Evelyn) Green, Howie Centre, Robert (Pam) Green, Alberta, and Jason Howie, Glace Bay. He is also survived by one sister, Elsie (Allister) Neary; four brothers, William, Boston, Dougie (Marg), Donkin, Robert (Isabelle) and Allister (Bertha), both of Ontario; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Teg was predeceased by four brothers, Freddie, Elroy, Raymond and Edward, in infancy. There will be no visitation, by his request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Teg's life will take place Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in St. John's Church, New Aberdeen, with Fr. Patrick O'Neil and Fr. JohnMacIntyre officiating. Following mass, a luncheon will be held in St. John's parish hall, all are invited. Donations in Teg's memory may be made to St. John's parish. To send online condolences to the family, to go www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/18/2008 Born in Donkin

Hull David Hull Cape Breton Post 2/26/2008 David Hull 1947-2008 - David Hull passed away suddenly at his home on Feb. 25, 2008, at the age of 60. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., son of Lloyd and Charlotte (Morrison) Hull, North Sydney, N.S. He will also be sadly missed by his loving wife, Carolyn (Morrell) Hull; three sisters, Maureen (David) Harding, Pictou, N.S., Grace (Rand) Hanney, Toronto, Ont., and Kathleen, Canning, N.S.; two stepsons, Shane and Shannon Strugnell; two nieces, Moira Harding (Steve Mooney), Boston, Mass., Amy Harding, Toronto, Ont.; two nephews, Christopher and Ryan Hanney, Toronto, Ont. David was a financial security adviser with Freedom 55 Financial/London Life and a member of Advocis. Arrangements entrusted with Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, 506-852-3530 with visitation Thursday, Feb. 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held from the chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home, Friday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the Garden View Reception Room. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in memory of David may be made to oncology units of the Moncton Hospital and Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Extra Mural Driscoll Unit or the charity of the donor's choice. A book of condolences may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca. David Hull Memorial Service - A memorial service for the late David Hull will be held at Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines, today (Friday), Feb. 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. 2/25/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Humphrey Kevin Reuben Humphrey Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 Kevin Reuben Humphrey 1956-2008 - Kevin Reuben Humphrey, 51, Fredericton, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 in the Chalmers Hospital following a brief illness. Born November 14, 1956, in Sydney, N.S., he was the son of Eileen (Dupe) Humphrey and the late Robert Humphrey. Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Gary (Moncton); sisters, Robina Bagnell (Robert) Sydney, Sheila Bonnell (Lawrence) Oshawa, Ont., Brenda Henderson (Lloyd) Dartmouth, Deborah Hanrahan (Michael) Coxheath, Deanna Kong- Humphrey, Dartmouth; brothers, Robert "Brent", Fredericton, David (Marion) Sydney, Glenn (Liz) Halifax; grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At the time of his death, he had been employed at York Manor. Visitation will be held at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Darren Munn officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home's Fireside Room. Cremation to follow. Interment will take place in the Sunnybank Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to York Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of the donor's choice. 1/26/2008 Born November 14, 1956, in Sydney, N.S.

Hunt Henry George Victor Hunt Cape Breton Post 11/5/2008 Henry George Victor Hunt 72, Calabash Road, Southside Boularderie - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Henry G.V. (Hank) Hunt, devoted husband, father and grandfather, on Nov. 3, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born on Jan. 30, 1936, in London, Ont., he was the son of the late William John and Pansy (Patricia) Octavia (Roberts) Hunt. He was a member of St. Joachim parish, Southside Boularderie. Henry was a veteran of the Canadian Air Force serving in Canada and Germany. He was also a member of the CNR Police. He moved to Cape Breton in 1963, working as a dairy farmer and forestry contractor until his retirement. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Mary Jane (Harrison) Hunt; his three children, Debbie (Llowan) Walsh, Bras d'Or, Vicki (Donnie) MacDermid, Big Bras d'Or, and Gordon (Bonnie Patterson), Southside Boularderie; six grandchildren, Jaclyn and Curt Walsh, Erica, Angela, Lindsey and Malcolm MacDermid. He is also survived by his sisters, Janet (Wayne) Warren, Ft. McMurray, Alta., and Marguerite Battenburg, Toronto, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation by request of the family. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate Henry's life will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in St. Joachim Church, Southside Boularderie, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. A reception will follow in the Southside Boularderie fire hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Henry's memory may be made to lung association, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 11/3/2008 Born on Jan. 30, 1936, in London, Ont.

Hunt Joseph Edgar 'Ed' Hunt Toronto Star 5/20/2008 HUNT, Joseph Edgar (Ed) 1925 - 2008 Passed away on May 20, at Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto. Born in Mabou, (Cape Breton) he was the youngest son of the late Fred and Ethel (Embree) Hunt. Beloved husband of Janet Ann (Sinclair) for over 49 years and dearly loved father of Norma Jean Sanderson and Graham Hunt (Lara) and Grampy to grandsons Billy and Jeffrey Sanderson, step-grandson Jacob Best, and step-granddaughter Rachel Elston. He was predeceased by sister, Gertrude Martin; brother, George Hunt; sister, Ella Cameron, and infant brother, James Arthur Hunt. A graduate of Mount Allison University, University of Toronto (B.A.Sc.), and University of Pennsylvania (MBA - Wharton School of Business). Ed began his professional career as a chemical engineer with petrochemical companies such as Shell and Naugatuck Chemical, and entered the computer services industry in the mid 1960's as a Marketing Manager with Sperry Univac/Unysis, Apollo Computer and Hewlett Packard. Upon retirement he continued his active involvement in St. Luke's United Church and became an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Islington. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Luke's United Church, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke, on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 2 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Islington Kiwanis Club or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family 5/20/2008 Born in Mabou

Huntington Merrill MacKenzie Huntington Cape Breton Post 10/24/2008 Merrill MacKenzie Huntington 1937-2008 - Born in Cape Breton to the late Fred Huntington and Barbara (MacKenzie) Huntington. On Wednesday, Oct.15, 2008, Merrill lost his courageous battle with prostate cancer. Merrill worked outdoors most of his adult life, but it was the Sydney Steel plant he left in 1967 when he moved to Toronto with his wife and baby son to find a better life for his family. He attended the Devry technical institute for two years to obtain his technical certification before taking a job as a line worker for Bell Canada. Merrill loved this job, and remained a line worker until his retirement from Maritime Telegraph and Telephone in 1999. In 1974 Nova Scotia called him home and he returned to Dartmouth with his wife and two children, a daughter having joined his family during his time 'down the road'. Merrill always loved the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing. Golf was a fond pastime also, especially with his friends and men from the company who were all always ready to have a laugh at each other's expense. Music was a passion for Merrill his entire life, and during his later years he discovered the joy of performing and playing guitar and singing. This brought a number of new and great friends into Merrill's life. Merrill looked forward every year to the summer months when he would spend time on the Mira where he had his cabin looking over the river. Merrill was a friend of Bill for the past 28 years. His friends and family will attest to his sense of humour, specifically his sense of mischief in the presence of authority. If friends and family would talk, many others would well shake their heads in amazement. His sense of fun aside, Merrill always, always put his family, friends (several of whom were family to him), and even strangers before himself. He was an active participant in the special needs support groups, spending his weekends at the bowling alley with the people who enjoyed this so much. Merrill is survived by Viola Huntington (Olie MacKinnon), his beloved wife and partner in life of 45 years; his daughter, Laurel Ann; his son, Clifford and wife Julie; his two granddaughters, Tahlia and Riley; and his best friend Earl Hodgson and wife Jane. Merrill is also survived by brothers and sisters, Lorna Stuckless, Lowell and wife Helen, Lyndon and partner Catherine; sister in-law, Sharon; and too many nieces and nephews to count here. Merrill was predeceased by his brother, Terrence. Merrill will be missed terribly by all of us, but we will always be thankful for the time he shared with us. His family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind people who gave such good care to Merrill during his illness. To the staff and the Palliative care unit in 7a at the VG hospital, the people at the Red Cross, the people at the VON, and his personal physician and oncologist. Thank you so much for your compassion and your efforts to give Merrill's last days as much dignity and comfort as was humanly possible. Merrill's children wish to also say thank you to the family and friends who provided so much support for Merrill and Viola during this terribly difficult time. We invite you to join us in celebrating Merrill's life on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Centennial Branch Legion Branch 160, 703 Main St., Dartmouth from 2-6 p.m. We would ask that Merrill's musical friends please bring their instruments and singing voices. No flowers by the family's request. If you so wish please consider either donations Support Services Group (SSG), 10 Dundas St., Dartmouth, 466 0230, or your local food bank. 10/15/2008 Born in Cape Breton

Hutchings Victoria Cecelia (LeDue) Hutchings Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Victoria Cecelia Hutchings (LeDue) 1937-2008 - It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend on her 71st birthday, June 3, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Minnie Camus and Charles LeDue. She is survived by her sons, Reginald (Judy), George (Marion) and Donnie (Kerri Ann); daughters, Darlene (Murray), Beverley (Michael), Rose (Donnie) and Mabel; grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Tara, Victoria, Alicia, Cortney, Michael, Brandon, Andrew, Ashley, Krysta and Keigan. She is also survived by her sister, Delvina Camus (Rudolf), Cheticamp; special aunt, Louise Sollazzo; nieces, nephews and special friend, Isabelle Cooper. Victoria was a kind and gentle lady whose life vocation was bringing joy to her family and friends. She was a member of St. Theresa Church, past member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 138, Ashby, ladies auxiliary and her favourite club, the Cape Breton Belles, a small club of ladies who met weekly for over 40 years. In honour of her request, there will be no visitation. In celebration of her life, a memorial mass will take place at St. Theresa Church, Friday, June 6, 2008, at 10 a.m., with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in New Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/3/2008 Born in Sydney

Hyde Douglas K. Hyde Cape Breton Post 3/14/2008 Douglas K. Hyde 43, Dartmouth - It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas K. Hyde, age 43, father, brother and friend on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his residence in Dartmouth. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late George and Jessie (Norman) Hyde. Left behind to mourn are his two sons, Christopher and Brendon and their mother, Judy (Carmichael) Hyde; and his companion, Roberta Stewart and her children. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers, Judy (Henry) Dipersio, Sydney Mines, George (Kim) Hyde, Sydney, Donnie (Wilda) Hyde, Billy (Cindy) Hyde, both of Sydney Mines, Patricia (Danny) Leyte, North Sydney, and Lori (Bobby) Ryan, Sydney Mines; brother-in-law, Denis Astephen, North Sydney; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Hyde in infancy and Kathy Astephen in 2002. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Douglas will be held from 1-2 p.m., Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Society for Treatment of Autism Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to . 3/11/2008 Born in North Sydney

Hyde Raymond Wallace MacBeth Hyde Cape Breton Post 5/8/2008 Raymond Wallace MacBeth Hyde 76, Sydney Mines - Raymond Wallace MacBeth Hyde, age 76, of Sydney Mines, died suddenly May 6, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born at Stirling, Scotland, he was the son of the late Alex and Catherine (Fneddon) Hyde. Ray was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. He served for 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a paratrooper and medic, having been posted to many hospitals and ships throughout Canada. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and while posted in Germany, he held the position of Grand Master. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. Ray was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, Eunice (Jessome); daughter, Martine (Kevin) Doucette, Dartmouth; stepsons, Ashley (Karen) Cox, Calgary, David Cox, Toronto; many aunts and nieces in Scotland and by his loving best friend, his dog, Gizmo. Also surviving are grandsons, Nathan (Erin) Doucette, Halifax, Luke Doucette, Whistler, B.C.; granddaughter, Simone Doucette, Halifax; and step-grandchildren, Jeremy and Amanda Cox, Lower Sackville, and Garrett and Ryan Lyle, Calgary. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be at a later date. As memorials, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Our Paths Will Meet Again 09/05/2008 - Raymond Wallace MacBeth Hyde - Born in Scotland, he was the son of the late Alex and Catherine (Sneddon) Hyde. He is survived by his wife, Eunice (Jessome); daughter, Martine (Kevin) Doucet, Dartmouth; grandsons, Nathan (Erin) Doucet, Halifax, Luke Doucet, Whistler, B.C., and granddaughter, 5/6/2008 Born in Stirling, Scotland

Hynes Eva (MacMillan) Hynes Cape Breton Post 5/21/2008 Eva (MacMillan) Hynes 91, Glace Bay/Sydney - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eva Hynes, Monday, May 19, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Duncan J. and Flora (McLean) MacMillan of 236 Whitney Ave. Eva resided in Glace Bay where she raised her family. In 1945, Eva formed a women's club called 'The Twilight Club' and although there were changes in membership over the years, it continued through to the year 2000. One of Eva's greatest joys was spending time at family gatherings where her fun-hearted personality was enjoyed and appreciated by her children and grandchildren alike - the grandkids coined the phrase: "Nan's Cool". Eva was a remarkable lady who embraced life with a marvellous sense of humor and a zest for life. Eva is survived by sons, Charles 'Josh', Glace Bay, Terrance (Cindy), Louisbourg, Greg (Judy), Sydney; and daughter, Catherine (Pat) Devereaux, with whom she resided these past nine years; grandchildren, Sandra, Richard, Debbie, Linda, Jovita, Terri, Catherine, Christopher, Katelyn, Pat, Tracey and MJ' and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and close friends including special niece Chris Nash who loved and cared for 'Ma'. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Peter, infant daughter Audrey, son Richard, sisters, Catherine Marshall, Muriel, Laura, Pearl Wilson and Grace Latham, brothers, Bruce, Charles and Arthur, daughter-in-law, Esther and grandson David. Visitation tomorrow (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection Friday 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Eva's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice. 22/05/2008 - Eva (MacMillan) Hynes 91, Glace Bay/Sydney - The family are ever mindful that Eva will be fondly remembered by her brother, Roy (Rosie) MacMillan, Sydney. Visitation today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. 5/19/2008 Born in Sydney

Hynes W. Harry Hynes Cape Breton Post 2/15/2008 W. Harry Hynes 1909-2008 Glace Bay - W. Harry (William Henry) Hynes, 98, died peacefully Feb. 12, 2008, in Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Port au Port, Nfld., he was the eldest son of Keziah Jane (DeLeuche) and Charles Henry Hynes. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen. He is survived by three daughters, Linda (Herb) MacDonald, Dartmouth, Judi ( John) Neary, Amherst, and Norma (Tom) Cochrane, Glace Bay. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sean MacDonald, Edmonton, Andrew MacDonald, Stratford, Kirk MacDonald, Halifax, Michael (Amber) Cochrane, Glace Bay, and Erin Cochrane, Dartmouth; also nine great grandchildren, Julianna, Kate, Leslie, Meara, Macaulay, Makale, Maxime MacDonald and Samantha and Melanie Cochrane. He was predeceased by three brothers, one sister, four half-brothers and one half-sister. One half-brother, Melvin Sherwood, St. Margaret's Bay, survives. He completed a diploma in electrical engineering from Chicago Engineering Works. Following his first job as a pressman at J.B. Morrison and Son, Sydney, he worked in the electrical department of the steel plant and then moved to Glace Bay in 1940 in the electrical department of Seaboard Power Plant. In 1944, he suffered a severe electrical accident resulting in damage to the head, spinal cord and nervous system. He returned to work and continued at Seaboard Power Plant until retirement as electrical superintendent in 1974. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Newsom United Church, Dominion Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. A reception following will be held at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Newsom United Church, the Glace Bay Food Bank or a charity of choice. 2/12/2008 Born in Port au Port Nfld.

Iannetti L. Caroline Iannetti Cape Breton Post 5/3/2008 L. Caroline Iannetti, 80, Sydney Mines - It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the sudden passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Laura Caroline Iannetti, 80, a resident of Burchell Street, Sydney Mines, Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Gaultois, N.L., Caroline was the daughter of the late John and Lora (Porter) McDonald. Caroline taught business, retail and cosmetology for over 40 years at Patrick's Beauty College in Sydney and was a 40-year member of the Cosmetology Association. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her three sons, Roy (Irene), North Sydney, Patrick (Fred), Sydney, and Sammy (Gayle), Sydney Mines; five grandchildren, Roy, Robert, Krystal, James and Pat; four great-grandchildren; and a special grandniece, Cindy (Earl) Budden, who was so kind to Caroline. She was predeceased by her husband, Pasquale 'Pat' Iannetti, her sisters, Sarah andCassie and brothers, George, Phillip, Henry, Robert and Samuel. Visitation for Caroline will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to 5/1/2008 Born in Gaultois, N.L.

Ings Harold Robert Ings

Harold Robert Ings 61, North Sydney Surrounded by the love of his family, Harold Robert Ings, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away peacefully after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, Harold was the son of Vera (Chaisson) Ings of North Sydney and the late Charles Ings. Harold worked aboard the Marine Atlantic vessels for 35 years until his retirement. Besides his mother Vera, Harold leaves behind his beloved wife of 38 years, Shirley (Humeniuk) Ings, formerly of Whitney Pier, who will miss him deeply. His beloved son Stephen and wife Lindsay, Dartmouth, much treasured and loved grandsons, Zachary and Noah who will miss him very much as they were Poppy's boys. Also surviving are his sisters, Charlene and Alice, both of North Sydney, Barbara Tricco and her husband Neil, Newfoundland; and his extended family, father and mother-in-law, Steve and Rose Humeniuk, Whitney Pier; sister-in-law, Donna Barrington and her husband Ed, Portage; brothers-in-law, Dan Humeniuk and his wife Cathy, Port Hawkesbury, Wayne Humeniuk and his wife Monica, Winnipeg, Steve Humeniuk Jr. and his wife Betty, Sydney River; his special uncle, Angus Ings, Sydney Mines; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, also godchildren, Philip Doody, Trinity Ings and Laura Humeniuk. In keeping with Harold's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral service will be held for Harold at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. Harold will live in our hearts forever. 12/15/2008 Born in North Sydney

Jabalee Deanna Christine Jabalee Cape Breton Post 2/16/2008 Deanna Christine Jabalee 68, Sydney - It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear wife and mother, Deanna Christine Jabalee, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, Deanna was the daughter of the late Ewen 'Hughie' and Pearl (Bagnell) MacDonald. Deanna is survived by her husband, Elias Jabalee; sons, Darren (Ann) and David (Kelly); stepdaughter, Margaret Tanner; and a host of lifetime friends. Besides her parents, Deanna was predeceased by her brother, Dwight MacDonald and daughter, Sherry. Funeral service will be held at United Protestant Church of Sydney River at 11 a.m., Wednesday with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating assisted by Rev. Ralph Johnson and Fr. Frank Abbass. A reception celebrating the life of Deanna will be held at MacLeod Hall in the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."Do not go gentle into that good night Old age should burn and rage at the close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light." -Dylan Thomas Condolences may be sent to the family at . Deanna Christine Jabalee 68, Sydney - Funeral service for Deanna Jabalee will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River, with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. A reception will be held following the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/15/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Jackson Bernice Jackson Cape Breton Post 6/17/2008 Bernice Jackson 69, Glace Bay/Dartmouth - It is with heavy hearts that Bernice's daughters, Chantal MacIntyre, Waterloo, Ont., and Tanya (Lance Lickfold) MacIntyre, Mallorca, Spain, announce the sudden passing of their mother in the VG Hospital, Halifax, on Friday, June 13, 2008. Mom will be remembered and sadly missed by her mother, Edith Jackson, Seaview Manor, Glace Bay; her sisters, Eileen Baird, Fall River, and Beverly Jackson, Dartmouth; and her grandson, Tyler MacIntyre, Waterloo. Bernice was predeceased by her father, Thomas Jackson and her sister, Joan Brufatto. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be 10 a.m., Friday in St. Anthony's Church, Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Donations in Bernice memory may be made to your charity of choice. E-mail condolences to 6/13/2008


Jackson Douglas Jackson Cape Breton Post 11/4/2008 Douglas Jackson 80, Sydney River - It is with deep regret we announce the death of Douglas Graham Jackson on Nov. 3, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Douglas was born in Sydney, Dec. 8, 1927, son of the late Hubert and Ivy Jackson. Doug was an avid golfer, a member of Seaview Golf Club for over 50 years. He worked in construction and retired from the Heavy Water Plant in Glace Bay. Douglas is survived by his dear friend and companion, Mavis Morrison; twin sister, Bertha (Paul) Benedict, Sydney Forks, Ralph (Georgina) Jackson, Sydney, and Edward (Trudie) Jackson, Vancouver. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty, brother, John and sisters, Clara Ross and Isabel Novak. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Sydney River United Protestant Church, Sydney River, with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment to follow in Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Howie Centre. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 11/3/2008 born in Sydney, Dec. 8, 1927

Jackson Keith Jackson Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Keith Jackson 84, North Sydney - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Keith Jackson, age 84, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Fred and Frances (Logan) Jackson of Seaview Drive, North Sydney. Keith was manager and owner of Whitman’s Men’s Wear, North Sydney for 50 years. He was a member of the North Sydney Garden Club and was an avid skater and walker for many years. Keith cherished his time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought such joy to his life. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. His faith in the Lord gave him great strength throughout his life. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 61 years, Mildred (MacKenzie) Jackson; his daughter, Marion (Sandy) Robinson, North Sydney; and his son, Fred (Sue) Jackson, Tupelo, Miss.; four grandchildren Dave, Steve, Valerie and Megan; three great-grandchildren, Chauntel, Danae and Kadyn; a brother, Doug Jackson, Vancouver; and a sister, Irene Elson, Ottawa; also his sister-in-law, Ethel (Elliott) Anderson, North Sydney; brothers-in-law, George (Mary) MacKenzie, North Sydney, Dr. Gordon (Mae) MacKenzie, Boularderie, and Rev. Gilmour (Eleanor) MacKenzie, Fredericton. He was predeceased by a daughter, Heather and a brother, Harold. There will be no visitation. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Hannem officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . (14/10/2008) Keith Jackson 84, North Sydney Funeral Notice - The funeral for the late Keith Jackson, 84, of North Sydney, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, from Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, or any charity. Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to . 10/9/2008 Born in North Sydney

Jackson Masie Edith Cavell (Barrett) Jackson Cape Breton Post 2/13/2008 Masie Edith Cavell (Barrett) Jackson 90, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Masie Jackson on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Aberdeen Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Frances (Curtis) Barrett and was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church. Masie is survived by her daughter, Frances; son-in-law, Gordon Parsons; brother, Max (Elsie) Barrett; sister-in-law, Olive Jackson; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Masie was also predeceased by her husband, Alex, sisters, Edna Brown, Agusta Whiting and Shirley Christoff. Visitation for the late Masie Jackson will take place in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at St. Mary's Anglican Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Burial to take place at a later date. Donations in Masie's memory may be made to St. Mary's Church or charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 2/11/2008 Born in New Aberdeen Glace Bay

Jerrott Malcolm Jerrott Cape Breton Post 1/29/2008 Malcolm Jerrott 70, Glace Bay - It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Malcolm Jerrott, announce his passing on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, Malcolm was the son of the late Thorold and Hughena (MacPherson). He was employed with Devco from 1959 until his retirement in 1986. We will not forget his love of family and for his presence in our lives we will be forever grateful. He will be remembered in our stories of his love of the Toronto Maple Leafs, his dog Cindy, his sense of humour and his love of the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years,Joan (Grant); his children, John (Patricia Fowler), Susan (Dennis Burns), Derek (Kelly MacIntyre); his sister, Mildred (Reg Lethan), Brampton, Ont. and his sister-in-law, Helen (Walter) Jerrott. He will be fondly remembered as 'Poppy' by his adored grandchildren, Derek Allan, Ian, Kyle, Emma, Aimee, Lennon, Mason and Sadie. He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter (Helen), Alvin 'Sonny' and stillborn daughter. Visitation will be held in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. A private family burial to be held at a later date. 1/27/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Jessome Chalmers Francis Jessome Cape Breton Post 4/24/2008 Chalmers Francis Jessome 81, Florence It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Chalmers Jessome, Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jenny (MacSween) Jessome. He was employed as a coal miner with Devco until his retirement. Chalmers is survived by his wife, Nina; four children, Lois Jessome (David Curran), Sydney, Patsy (Maurice) Tobin, Ontario, Fred (Tonia), Balls Creek, Bill (Ellen Bonaparte), Westmount; brother, Austin 'Sam' (Ester) Jessome, Sydney; as well as nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Patricia and brothers, Terry, Bill and Louie. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 4/22/2008 Born in Florence

Jessome Helen E. Jessome Cape Breton Post 2/7/2008 Helen E. Jessome 67, Bras d'Or - Helen E. Jessome, 56 Main St., Bras d'Or, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at the Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Alder Point, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Beatrice (Harrietha) LeBlanc. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or. Helen was self-employed, operating the Lobster Claw Restaurant in Alder Point for a number of years. She was a life-member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83, Florence, as was past-president of the ladies auxiliary, devoting many years of service. She was also past-president of the Bras d'Or Seniors and Pensioners Club and volunteered at the Bras d'Or Elementary Breakfast Program. She was well known for her years of volunteering in the community. Left to mourn her loss is her guardian angel, best friend and husband, Lawrence; her daughter, Jane Frances (Tupper) Cox; and her two grandchildren, Megan and Chad. Also surviving is her brother, Anthony (Mary), London, Ont.; her sister, Dora Jenson, London; sisters-in-law, Betty, Helen and May, London; brothers-in-law, Eddie Baker, London, and Nick Laffin, Bras d'Or; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sons, Lawrence Patrick and Reginald William, her daughter, Mary, three children in infancy, her sisters, Geraldine, Camilla, Evangeline, Edna, Mary and Elvina, brothers, Luigi, Michael and Adrian. Visitation Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to . 2/6/2008 Born in Alder Point

Jessome Joseph 'Joey' Francis Jessome Cape Breton Post 2/7/2008 Joseph 'Joey' Francis Jessome 78, New Victoria - Joseph 'Joey' Jessome died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Victoria on Oct. 11, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Theresa (McGillivray) Jessome of Low Point. In his younger years Joey worked in Ontario and later worked in No. 18 Colliery and at the Heavy Water Plant In Port Hawksbury. He enjoyed watching hockey and baseball games on TV. Joey will be remembered as a very quiet and easygoing man. He is survived by two sisters, Virginia MacDonald, Sydney, and Mary 'Bay' McIsaac (Earl), New Victoria; two brothers, Phonse, New Victoria, and Bernie (Lorraine), Sydney. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by three brothers, Jimmie (Isabel), John (Willena), a brother in infancy and two nephews, Gerard and Peter Jessome. Visitation is Friday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph Church, New Victoria followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Joseph, donations in his memory made be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. 2/5/2008 Born in New Victoria on Oct. 11, 1930

Jessome Marguerite (Kavanagh) Jessome Cape Breton Post 5/6/2008 Marguerite (Kavanagh) Jessome 84, George's River - It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Marguerite (Kavanagh) Jessome, Monday, May 5, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Scotch Lake, Nov. 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sara (Walker) Kavanagh. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Brad d'Or. She was a longtime resident of Bras d'Or, eventually moving to Johnson Road, George's River. She is survived by her daughters, Elaine (Don) Dolinar and Cathy (Graham) Webb; her sons, John (Maureen), David (Paula), Ken (Frances), Lionel (Ann), James (Nancy), Donald (Becky) and Danny (Beverly). She is also survived by her sisters, Gervaise McKenna, Trixie (Kevin) Steele, Kathleen Sampson and Mary MacDonald; and her brother, John Joe (Ann) Kavanagh. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Peter Jessome, her brothers, Willie, Clarence, Ronald, Gerald, two brothers in infancy and her sister, Anna. In her early years, mom raised nine children and then began a successful career in real estate. She was blessed with 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Marguerite's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 5/5/2008 Born in Scotch Lake, Nov. 26, 1923

Jessome Martha Josephine Jessome Cape Breton Post 10/15/2008 Martha Josephine Jessome 1943-2008 Glace Bay - It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Martha Jessome, 65, of Brookland Street, Glace Bay. Martha passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at her residence with her loving family by her side. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Marjorie (Currie) Reed. Martha was a member of the Glace Bay Salvation Army, serving with the League of Mercy, Home League and Bible Class. Martha will be sadly missed by her devoted husband, Michael who with love, kindness and compassion cared for her through the many years of her illness. Also surviving are the four loves of her life, her sons, Michael, William, Douglas and Samuel; sisters and best friends, Audrey MacKinnon and Patricia Thomson; brothers, Sam and Jess Reed; three grandchildren, Dale, Tony and Dawson, for whom she has a most special love; great-grandchild, Chloe; and niece, Norma Marie McLellen, who was like a daughter to the family. Love and thanks to Mary MacDougall, her first cousin and best friend. Visitation for Martha Jessome will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Glace Bay Salvation Army Church, Union Street, Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held, 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in the Salvation Army Church with Captains Kristian and Lesley Simms officiating. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Family flowers only please. Donations in Martha memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences to the Jessome family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.net. 10/14/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Johnson Dorothy Marie (Hiscock) Johnson Cape Breton Post 10/15/2008 Dorothy Marie (Hiscock) Johnson - The family of Dorothy "Tootie" Johnson wish to announce her sudden but peaceful passing at the Northside General Hospital on Oct. 12, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Winnifred Hiscock of North Sydney and wife of the late Gerald R. "Jerry" Johnson of Sydney Mines. She is survived by her children, Brenda (Francis) of Sydney Mines, Cheryl (Tom) Engram of Halifax and Bob (Paula) Johnson of Cole Harbour: grandchildren Zack and Tyler Johnson of Cole Harbour, Judith (Russell), Rebecca and Elizabeth (Danny, of Halifax. As per her request, cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. There will be no visitation and a graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct 17, 2008 at 2 pm at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 10/12/2008


Johnson Evelyn Mae Johnson Cape Breton Post 3/1/2008 Evelyn Mae Johnson Greenwood/Glace Bay, N.S. Evelyn Mae Johnson, 101, of Greenwood, and formerly of Glace Bay, N.S., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Sandra, in the company of family. Evelyn was born in Gloucester, Mass., July 23, 1906, the daughter of the late Stephen and Emma (Shattler) Buckland. In 1913, the family returned to Canada and took up residence in Glace Bay. A graduate of the Empire Business College, Evelyn was employed as an office accountant with F.W. Woolworth & Co., Sydney, and was actively involved in charitable work in the Glace Bay area. She was a voracious reader of all forms of literature and had a passion for politics and current events. She enjoyed bridge, cribbage and playing the piano. She was also an enthusiastic fan of the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Blue Jays, revelling in their World Series wins. Above all, she loved her family and friends, and we will always remember her kind and thoughtful ways. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, sisters, Lillian Turner and Anna Gillard, and brother, Albert; and is survived by her sister, Nita Rafuse, Petawawa, Ont. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by daughter, Sandra Irwin, Greenwood, N.S.; sons, Lorne ( June) Johnson, Trenton, Ont., Carl Johnson, St. Catharines, Ont.; her loving grandchildren, Joanne (Paul) Tupper, Bedford, N.S., Susan (Mike) Frenette, Hammonds Plains, N.S., Stuart (Anne) Johnson, Kingston, Ont., Anne (Andrew Prior) Johnson, Ottawa, Ont., Steven Johnson, Toronto, Ont., Lenorre (Stuart) Saraquse, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and precious great grandchildren, Liam, Josie, Beatrix, Sophie, Blayke and Beren. Honouring our mother's wishes, there will not be a funeral. A family graveside service with interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay, in late June. Online condolences may be made through www.middletonfuneralhome.com. There is something in the pang of change, More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. - Euripides 2/28/2008 born in Gloucester, Mass. On July 23, 1906

Johnston Bernard 'Bernie' Johnston Cape Breton Post 5/5/2008 Bernard 'Bernie' Johnston August 15, 1922-May 2, 2008 - Bernie Johnston , 85, passed away at the Glace Bay General Hospital. He resided continuously in the Ashby area of Sydney until failing health in January 2005 led initially to hospitalization at the Cape Breton Regional and Harbourview hospitals and then to permanent residency with superb care at Taigh Na Mara Guest Home in August 2005. Bernie is survived by his wife of 59 years, lovingly referred to as "MacLean". Also surviving and residing in Sydney are sister, Catherine MacIsaac; daughters, Gloria Farmer (Rick) and Terry Williams (John); son, Dave (Pam Stevens) and son-in-law, Angus MacLean. Grandchildren ranging from 18 to 27 years are William and Scott (Heather) MacLean, David and Heather Jean Farmer, Kyle Williams and Steven and Lauren Johnston. In early youth he developed a lifelong love of sports. Discounting Bernie's claims, son Dave has been able to confirm independently that he was indeed a "goaltender" of note. Bernie served overseas in the Second World War. He spent his working career with Sydney Steel Corporation (and its predecessor) and retired from the machine shop. Although lacking formal post-secondary education, Bernie was an "educated" individual. He loved to read and keep abreast of world affairs. He instilled his love of knowledge in those who followed. Many will remember Bernie with his antics, dry sense of humour and wit. Lesser known was Bernie's deep and abiding faith in God. Daughters Gloria and Terry can attest to the many sets of rosary beads they had to purchase to replace those temporarily lost. Bernie was a very private individual. His wants were simple and he disliked imposing on others. We will respect his wish that there be no visitation. Foremost was Bernie's love of and devotion to family. His sisters and his parents lived just doors away. Until his health failed, Bernie would announce daily (often more than once) that he was going for a visit "Down Home". In a similar vein Bernie commanded such love from family that all visited often. Especially heart-warming was a tradition of Friday evening visits to Bernie and Eileen's. At first this included his children but the gatherings expanded to include their friends, and then spouses and then grandchildren. Daughter Gloria ensured the troops were rallied to make sure Eileen could make her daily visit with Bernie while he resided at the guest home. Bernie found a heightened meaning of life with the arrival of grandchildren. Starting with Scott, each in turn became the focus of the Friday night entertainment. Perched on a blanket with a shiny red apple toy each displayed their new-found ability to crawl then walk then talk etc. Responding to cries of "Read me a book Poppy" were amongst Bernie's new duties. In ways both material and spiritual Bernie oversaw their development. Each was the apple of his eye and he is proud of how each is developing. Bernie will now be reunited in love with those predeceased. They include his parents, Peter and Jessie; sisters, Faustina and Theresa; twin children, Mary and Joseph (deceased in infancy) and daughter, Bernadette. Special thanks to the staff of Taigh Na Mara for their care and compassion. They grew to learn that Bernie's bark was worse than his bite. Thanks also to all those attending Bernie at The Glace Bay General Hospital. His last days were peaceful and serene. A mass celebrating Bernie's life will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church. A reception will follow. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's charity of choice. Online condolences may beforwarded to the family at Bernie would also wish that you take a moment to be thankful for your family. 5/2/2008


Johnston Earl Hayward Johnston Cape Breton Post 3/13/2008 Earl Hayward Johnston 72, Sydney - Earl Johnston, 72, of Sydney passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Stevenson) Johnston. Earl retired from Sydney Steel Security in 1995. He was a member of Trinity United Church and Riverview Y's Men's Club. He is survived by his fiancee, Freda MacDonald; stepdaughter, Heather (Shawn) MacDonald, Sydney; stepson, Dwayne (Kim) MacLeod, Wolfville; sisters, Joan (Jim) Prestara, Marlene Bates, Sydney; mother-in-law, Erma MacLean, Sydney. Also survived by Freda's children, Glenda, Carlyle MacNeil, Washabuck, Brenda Troke, Sydney, Gayle (Todd) Lloyd, New Brunswick; nieces, Lindsay Bates (Chris Couture), Tracey (Edward) MacPherson; and several grandchildren. Earl loved singing karaoke with his many friends and will be missed dearly, especially by his dog, Roxy. He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Catherine, his wife, Joan MacLean MacLeod, brother-in-law, Leonard Bates. Visitation will be held Friday, March 14, from 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at Trinity United Church with Rev. Lorna MacQueen officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 3/12/2008 Born in Sydney

Johnston Mary Elizabeth Johnston Cape Breton Post 5/12/2008 Mary Elizabeth Johnston - Died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, May 9, 2008, in Toronto. Mary was born in Sydney, C.B., July 10, 1948. She grew up on the island before moving to Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her husband and world travel companion, Phil Harbord. She was the proud mother of Nicole MacLeod and Chris Harbord, and devoted 'nana' to her grandson, Elijah Allen. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Margaret Johnston, her father, John (Zeno) Johnston, and her brother, Johnny. She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers, Carl and Cyril Johnston, and all of her family and friends. A visitation will be held at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Rd., Toronto, 416-698-2861, Wednesday, May 14 between 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will take place Thursday, May 15, starting at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated (http://www.pmhf.ca/Pages/Donate/InHonourAndMemory.aspx). 5/9/2008 born in Sydney, July 10, 1948

Jolley Margaret 'Peggy' Jolley Cape Breton Post 2/4/2008 Margaret 'Peggy' Jolley Ontario Peacefully at her daughter's home, Guelph, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, Peggy (Smith) Jolley, 87 years of age. The beloved wife of the late William 'Bill' Edward Jolley (1993). She was the loving mother of Bill and his wife, Donna Marie of Elora, Joe and his wife, Mary, Sandra Tessaro and her husband, Paul, Rick (Lou), Valerie McCarthy, Brenda Crowley and her husband, John and Kim Collins and her husband, Ron, all of Guelph. Peggy was the dear grandmother of Carolyn, Mike, Mark, John, Joe, Pauline, Andrea, Shannon, Anthony, Carrie, Leanne, Sarah, Michelle, Keshia and Chelsea and the great grandmother of 22 great-grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Angus Smith (Leona), Joyce Ferneyhough (the late Lloyd), of Guelph and Fraser Smith (Gayle) of Calgary, Alta. Predeceased by two granddaughters, Crissy Crowley and Laurie Anne Tessaro; by her brothers, Hugh Smith, James Smith and by her sisters, Rachel 'Tootsie' MacDonald and Effie Wilson. Peggy will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N, Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A vigil for Peggy will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph's Church, 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com). 2/2/2008


Jollie Nore Angus Jollie Cape Breton Post 1/26/2008 Nore Angus Jollie - Gus (Junior) 68, New Waterford - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and brother, Gus 'Junior' Jollie, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for six years. Born in Sydney, but raised in New Waterford , he was the son of the late Nore and Jessie (MacLellan) Jollie. Gus attended Mount Carmel School and went on to join the Air Force, having to leave after two years due to medical reasons. A coal miner, he worked for a number of years in No. 18 mine. Later, he worked as a bartender at the Cercle Evangeline for 21 years. He was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and a former member of Cercle Evangeline where he was on the board of directors for many years. Gus was an avid sports enthusiast, his favourite teams being the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. No matter if they won or lost, he never lost faith in them. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved bird watching, especially showing others the beauty of nature. He was a great animal lover and a big fan of horse racing. He was an excellent storyteller and loved telling jokes. Gus is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirlee (MacKenzie); his son, Randy (Gladys), Truro, his sister, Lucy (Carl) Pitcher, Chezzetcook; his sister-in-law, Joan Stern, Toronto; his brother-in-law, Jackie (Annie), British Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his dog, Jake. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald, a son, Michael in infancy, his in-laws, Jack and Lillian MacKenzie, Truro, and a sister-in-law, Helen. Visitation for Gus will be Sunday, Jan. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Gus' life will be held Monday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard's/Mount Carmel Church with burial at a later date in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Following mass a luncheon will be held at KOC, Plummer Avenue, all are invited. Donations in Gus' memory may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care or a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/25/2008 Born in Sydney

Jollymore Robert 'Bob' Jollymore Cape Breton Post 1/30/2008 Robert 'Bob' Jollymore 88, Sydney - Robert Jollymore, 88, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney. He was the father of David, Pamela and husband Brian, Peter and wife Anne and daughter, Patricia. Also surviving is his sister, Evelyn Murdoch. He will also be missed by his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Champion) and son, John. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 1/27/2008


Jones Hilda (Beaton) Jones Cape Breton Post 11/7/2008 Hilda (Beaton) Jones July 1930-Oct. 2008 - Hilda Jones of Michigan formerly of New Waterford, died Oct. 5, 2008. Survived by her husband; eight children and siblings, Gerald, Mabel, Alma, Irene, Isabel, Alban and Loretta. 10/5/2008


Jones Sheldon Kennedy Jones

Sheldon Kennedy Jones 68, Sydney Mines The family of Sheldon Kennedy Jones regrets to inform you of his death, which occurred at the VG Hospital in Halifax on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Mabel (MacKay) Jones, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, and the late Garfield Jones. Following his retirement in 1992, after 32 years of service with the Cape Breton Development Corp., Sheldon could be seen throughout the neighbourhood during his much loved daily walks. Reading, keeping up on current affairs and his love of gospel music filled his days. He enjoyed his time spent as a volunteer with the veterans at Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines, and for this work he was awarded The Maritimer of the Week. Survived by his wife, Grace (MacFarlane); daughters, Wendy (Glen Baker), Halifax, Melanie (Bernie) Tobin, Moncton, Heather (James) Tucker, Oromocto, and Lindsay (Dave MacLeod), at home. Grandchildren Brayden, Alexander, Mathew, Brett and Hailey. Brother, Connie; sisters, Marlene (George) Lovell, Miriam (Bernard) Tobin, Garland (Ken) Stubbert, Evelyn (Lawrence) Howard; and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman, Sydney Mines. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A service of celebration for the life of Sheldon will be held at Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, Dec. 09, 2008, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Diane MacVicar and Rev. Wayne MacLeod officiating. Committal to follow at Brookside Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Carman United Church Memorial Fund or Building Fund or charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent to fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca. 12/3/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Julian Mary Catherine 'Katlin J.' Julian Cape Breton Post 5/30/2008 Mary Catherine 'Katlin J.' Julian 74, Indian Brook - Mary Catherine 'Katlin J.' Julian, 74, Indian Brook, passed away at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, May 28, 2008. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Syliboy) Paul. Katlin J. enjoyed playing bingo and socializing with her friends. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She was active in St. Catherine's Parish Church. Katlin J. was the post master in Indian Brook for 33 years. She was a very special wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She brought great joy to all who knew her. Surviving are her beloved husband of 56 years, John Jacob Julian; children, Gerald Adrian, John Peter, Russell Randall, Paul Michael, Indian Brook, Paul Francis, Chapel Island; daughters, Helen Sylvia, Sandra Lee, Indian Brook, and Carol Williams, Windsor; sisters, Catherine Willis, Indian Brook, Elizabeth Francis, Eskasoni; grandchildren, Leon, Sheena, Krissy, Levi, Laura Lee, Lynisha, Colette, Colton, Hunter and Allison. Also surviving are her 13 great-grandchildren, seven godchildren, 35 foster children and dear friends, Geno Knockwood, Evelyn Paul, Annie Brooks and Ellen Robinson. She was predeceased by sons, Dale Joseph and Edgar Thomas. Visitation at her home at 440 Hollywood Dr., Indian Brook, after 2 p.m., Saturday, May 31 with funeral mass 11 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Fr. Tom Kurudeepan presiding. Interment in St. Catherine's Parish Cemetery, Indian Brook. Donations in memory of Katlin J. may be made to St. Catherine's Parish Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave written condolences at: www.MeM.com. 5/28/2008 Born in Truro

Kaloc Teresa Emma (Jessome) Kaloc Cape Breton Post 5/5/2008 Teresa Emma (Jessome) Kaloc 84, Mill Creek - It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Teresa Emma (Jessome) Kaloc on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Born in Mill Creek, she was the daughter of the late William Vincent and Theresa (O'Connor) Jessome. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline (Melvin) Harrietha, Mill Creek; her son, Joseph (Linda) Kaloc, New Glasgow; her extended family, Sophia MacDonald and Terry and Blair Jessome; her five grandchildren, Tanya, Trevor, Tammy, James and Joanne and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Carmella (Doug) Dohorty, Halifax. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving companion of 36 years, Stan Perry; two sisters, Deliah Millen and Eugena Phyllis and three brothers, Stanfield Jessome, Theodore and Cecil Miles Jessome and her nephew, Charles Jessome. She spent most of her life in Ontario, but moved back to Mill Creek, where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law. Her favourite past time was making quilts for her family, sewing, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends. Visitation today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 5/3/2008 Born in Mill Creek

Kazmel William Joseph "Bill" Kazmel Cape Breton Post 4/23/2008 William Joseph "Bill" Kazmel Hammonds Plains/Glace Bay, N.S. - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Bill Kazmel, 60, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, with his family at his side. Bill was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Glace Bay, N.S. He was a proud civil servant with the RCMP. He retired in October 2004 from his position as Inspector, Officer in Charge of Federal Policing, H Division, receiving Long Service Awards for his 35 years’ service. Bill proudly acted as Aide de Camp for the Lieutenant Governor, a service for which he was honoured to be presented the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Vice-Regal Commendation. While he had a successful and rewarding career, the accomplishment Bill was most proud of was his family. Bill is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 35 years, Sharron (Solo); his three children, Leanne (Craig Dixon), Susanne (Ryan Townsend) and Andrew (Cayla Cowperthwaite); and two granddaughters, Claire and Danielle Dixon. He is also survived by his parents, William and Megan Kazamel; his brothers, Robert (Anna Lee) Kazamel and Michael (Lois) Kazamel; his sisters, Mary Catherine (Charles) MacKinnon, Carol (David) Wadden and Margaret (Bernard) Boone. Bill will also be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. Cremation has occurred and visitation will be held Thursday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 125 Sackville Dr., Sackville, N.S. A funeral service will be held Friday April 18, 2 p.m., at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 1288 Bedford Highway, Bedford, N.S. Private burial will be held at St. Anne's Cemetery in Glace Bay, N.S. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, designated for pancreatic cancer research. 4/15/2008 Born Oct. 24, 1947 in Glace Bay

Kearney Sarah Justine Kearney Cape Breton Post 1/24/2008 Sarah Justine Kearney 73, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Justine Kearney, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Jane (MacLeod) Ouellette. Justine was a very quiet and private lady. She was a homemaker and was known for her wonderful baking, especially her Beligum waffles and her tea biscuits. She is survived by her husband George, of 53 years; her son, Patrick (Christine); two grandchildren, Dale and David; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe, all of Alberta; four sisters, Inez Bonang, Dartmouth, Adeline (Wilfred) Sampson, River Ryan, Anna, Ottawa, and Anita (Howard) Herbert, Louisbourg; four brothers, Louis, Montreal, Jim, Ontario, Joseph, Toronto, and Tony, Truro. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Yvonne and also Theresa in infancy and her brothers, Andy, Frank and Willie. There well be no visitation, by her request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Justine's life will take place Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the parish of St. Leonard's/St. Michael's Church. Following mass a luncheon will be held in the Gaul Centre, all are invited. Donations in Justine's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/23/2008 Born in New Waterford

Keeping Maxwell 'Max' Keeping Cape Breton Post 3/3/2008 Maxwell 'Max' Keeping 66, Mulgrave - Maxwell 'Max' Keeping, 66, of Mulgrave, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, March 1, 2008, with his family by his side. Born June 22, 1941, in Boxey, Fortune Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Sylvia Ann (Blagdon) and Aaron Keeping. Max was a fisherman all his life right up until his death. He enjoyed playing darts, cards, ice fishing, trout fishing and hunting. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Diane (Skinner); daughters, Valerie (Mike) Hadley, Maxine (Floyd) England, both of Mulgrave, and Lori (Blenus) Gale, Sydney; sons, Darren (Robin) and Brian, both of Mulgrave; grandchildren, Jillian, Holly, Nicholas, Emma, Katlin, Leah, Chloe, Abbey, Avery, Dylan, Parker; sister, Kay Carter, Port aux Basques, N.L.; sister-in-law, Eleanor Keeping, East Jeddore; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Selena, Alice and brother, Simeon. Visitation was held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, Mulgrave. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today (Monday) in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave with Rev. Susan Best officiating, assisted by Fr. Robert McNeil. Cremation to follow. Donations in Maxwell's memory may be made to Palliative Care, the SPCA or a charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Gallivan, Dr. Jensen, Dr. McKenzie and nurse, Heather Brander for their excellent care of Max. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. 3/1/2008 Born June 22, 1941, in Boxey, Fortune Bay, N.L.

Kelly Frank Leonard Kelly Cape Breton Post 4/23/2008 Frank Leonard Kelly 81, North Sydney - Frank Leonard Kelly, 81, North Sydney, and more recently of Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away April 21, 2008, in Braeside. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Harry and Greta (Moffatt) Kelly. He had been employed as a teacher in several Nova Scotia Community Colleges. His passions throughout his life included playing bridge, his dogs, flyfishing and spending time with his granddaughters. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Ruth Gregor, Braeside; son, Harry (Valda), Middle Musquodoboit; granddaughters, Alanna, Halifax, Allison, Kentville; sisters, Norma (Kent) Storey, New Glasgow, Aileen Matheson, Toronto; brother, Harrison, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 3 p.m. in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James United Church or St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit. 4/21/2008 Born in North Sydney

Kelly Joan Kelly Cape Breton Post 5/7/2008 Joan Kelly 62, Sydney - It is with deep regret and sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Joan Kelly, which occurred Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Mrs. Sophie (Lukow) Piercey, Sydney, and the late Charles Frederick Piercey. Joan was a member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian parish. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, always thinking of others before herself. She had a very strong faith and this carried her through many obstacles. Even with her numerous trials she always had the most beautiful smiles. Besides her mother, Sophie, she is survived by her loving husband, William ‘Bill’ Kelly; her daughter, Patricia (Kenneth) Kingston, Moncton, N.B.; her son, Michael (Louise) Piercey, Ottawa; brother, Freddie (Elizabeth) Piercey, Sydney; as well as several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her father, Fred Piercey. Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 7, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, May 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Roman Dusanowskyj officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. A reception to follow at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Pretty lady you collected angels and so does God. Now he has a very special one with him” She touched countless lives and will be forever in our hearts, until we meet again. We love you. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/6/2008 Born in Sydney

Kelly Theresa Catherine Kelly Cape Breton Post 2/12/2008 Theresa Catherine Kelly 1924-2008 Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa Kelly, 83, of 2 Kennedy Dr., Glace Bay. Theresa passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, she was a former member of St. John's Church, New Aberdeen. Theresa was employed at General Instruments in Sydney in her earlier years. She moved to Ontario in the 1980s for several years and later moved back to Glace Bay for her retirement. She loved to play cards with the ladies at the Complex on Kennedy Drive. Her homemade bread was second to none. She received great pleasures from her many grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughter, Mary (Archie) Gould, Glace Bay; sons, Billy (Doreen) Kelly, Glace Bay, Terry (Gloria) Kelly, Brampton, Ont., Jimmy (Donna) Kelly, Glace Bay; 19 cherished grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her daughter, Hope Annette Stubbart, several brothers and sisters. In honouring Theresa's wishes, cremation will take place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday at St. John's Church, New Aberdeen, with Fr. John MacIntyre officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations in Theresa's memory may be made to St. John's Church, New Aberdeen. Online condolences to the Kelly family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 2/10/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Kennedy John Donald Kennedy Cape Breton Post 5/20/2008 John Donald Kennedy 62, Port Hawkesbury - John Donald Kennedy, 62, Port Hawkesbury, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at home. Born in Port Hawkesbury, he was the son of the late Donald and Mary Jess (MacIntyre) Kennedy. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Port Hawkesbury. He was a retired employee of Canada Post and a lifetime member of CUPW, Local 102 of Port Hawkesbury. John had a passion for horses, racing for many years in Inverness, Port Hood, Sydney and North Sydney. He was a longtime member of USTA as well as Standard Bred Canada. Surviving are daughters, Paula (Alex) Mac Donald, Port Hood, Donna (Perry) Carrigan, Port Hastings, Mary (Shawn) Mac Intyre, Halifax; sons, Gerard (Janet) Marion Bridge, Malcolm, Port Hawkesbury, Donald (Tanya), Frankville; sister, Marie Mac Donald, Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Jessica, Brennen and Brooke. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Mac Donald) on Aug. 8, 2000. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 21, in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. 5/18/2008 Born in Port Hawkesbury

Kennedy Paul James Kennedy Cape Breton Post 5/16/2008 Paul James Kennedy 82, Glace Bay May 14, 1926-May 14, 2008 - We, the family, are sad to announce the passing of Paul J. Kennedy on May 14, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Birch Grove, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (McGillivray) Kennedy. He was a resident of Mechanic Street, Glace Bay. Paul was an employee with the town of Glace Bay for 30 years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Paul was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 3. His favourite pastime was sitting on his step in Loch Lomond and looking over the lake. Paul is survived by his two daughters, Hilda (Joe) Murphy, Cornwall, P.E.I., and Jacqueline (Walter) Podgurski, New Waterford; three sons, Ted (Marion), Paul (Linda), both of Glace Bay, and Dennis (Jacqueline), Elmsdale. Also surviving are sisters, Joveta, Sudbury, Hilda and Marie, Glace Bay; brother, Gerald, Stellerton, N.S.; brother-in-law, James Ferguson; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Ferguson), brothers, Patrick, William, Ignatius, Thomas and Daniel. Visitation for the late Mr. Kennedy will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, today (Friday, May 16, 2008) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation. Online condolences will be received by the Kennedy family through vjmcgillivray.ca. God saw you getting tired, and cure was not to be, He put His arms around you, and whispered, "Come to Me" With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, And though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. 5/14/2008 Born in Birch Grove

Keough Mary 'Mamie' Keough Cape Breton Post 3/8/2008 Mary 'Mamie' Keough 90, Whitney Pier - We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Mary Elizabeth 'Mamie' Keough. Mary passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday,March 7, 2008. Mary, affectionately known as Mamie, was born in Sydney on Aug. 17, 1917, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Heaney) Keough. Mamie attended Holy Redeemer School, Holy Redeemer High and Sydney Academy, after which she had a successful career with Modern City Dairy for 32 years. Besides busying herself helping others, Mary was a devout parishioner of Holy Redeemer parish, a member of the Vonnie MacEachern Singers, treasurer of Whitney Pier Pensioner's Club and a member of the Whitney Pier Senior Dart and Bowling Leagues. In these she fully participated until her recent illness. A friend to all, Mary will live fondly in our memories as a kind fun-loving person devoted to her family, who lived life to the fullest. She particularly enjoyed skating, a good game of cards, and travels out west, to Ontario, Newfoundland and Ste. Anne de Beaupré. It is doubtful that the Toronto Blue Jays had a more fervent fan than our Aunt Mamie anywhere. Besides her many friends, Mary will be sadly missed by sisters, Madeline Fitzgerald and Anna Letourneau; and by brothers, Gerry, Pierce (Genevieve) and Jimmy Keough; and sister-in-law, Patsy Keough. She will also be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews who absolutely adored her; as well as a growing number of grand and great grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Ronald and Joe, nephew, Paul Keough, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. There will be no visitation for the late Ms. Keough. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, March 10, at Holy Redeemer Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to or sign the guest book by visiting www.mem.com. 3/7/2008 born in Sydney on Aug. 17, 1917

Kerr Shirley Kerr

Shirley Kerr 82, Baddeck It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our loved mother and wife. She died peacefully at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, Dec. 31, 2008, with the family by her side. Born June 11, 1926, in Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Bessie (MacAskill) Dunlop. Shirley was a member of the Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, and the Alexander Graham Bell Club. She enjoyed golf, cards, downhill skiing and she and Peter spent most of the winter months in Florida. She is survived by her husband, Peter; son, John (Joanne), Antigonish; daughters, Debbie (Glen) Irving, Morah Kerr (Tom Hollis), both of Truro; grandchildren, Jacob, William, Isaac Kerr, Kelly Sanderson, Ottawa, Karen Irving, Truro; great-grandchildren, Alex, Julia, Clare Sanderson, Ottawa; and her sister, Geraldine Jackson, Halifax. Predeceased by brothers, C.D. 'Buddy' Dunlop. The body is resting at MacAskill Funeral Home with visiting hours Sunday, Jan. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Greenwood United Church, Monday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m., Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. Burial in St. Andrews Cemetery, Baddeck Forks. Donations may be made to Greenwood United Church or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. 12/31/2008 Born June 11, 1926, in Baddeck

King Catherine King Cape Breton Post 5/9/2008 Catherine King 96, New Victoria - Catherine King, 96, of Wallace Road, New Victoria, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in New Waterford Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, Feb. 8, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Maggie (Campbell) Kennedy. Catherine had a long and enjoyable life. She lived in her own home and did her own work, including cooking and baking. She was known for her delicious tea biscuits and more so her apple pies. She loved to socialize and enjoyed a good game of cards especially with her friends at the New Waterford Pensioners Club. Before her failing eyesight, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Many homes in the area are sporting her handmade afghans. She was also an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan and loved watching all the games on television. Catherine was a devout Catholic. She was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria, and a longtime member of St. Joseph's Altar Society. Catherine is survived by her four daughters, Florence, Maple Hill Manor, Ann (Gordon) McIsaac, New Victoria, Sandra (Eddie) Quinn, New Waterford, and Rose Marie, at home; son, Richard, New Waterford. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Gordie and Bruce McIsaac, Tammy O'Neil and Kimberly Quinn, and Patricia King; two great-grandchildren, Bonnie King and Teagan O'Neil. She is also survived by two special nieces, Carmie Kavanaugh and Diane Spencer, who were always there for her. Also surviving is a special friend, Rosemary Gordon, Halifax. Catherine was the last surviving member of her immediate family She was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 1986, son, Patrick 'Paddy' in 2003, brothers, Joe, Neil and Paddy, sisters, Florence, Margaret, Theresa and Rita. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass to celebrate Catherine's life will take place Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria, with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will follow in St. Joseph's Hall, New Victoria. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/7/2008 Born in Bridgeport, Feb. 8, 1912

King D. Lloyd C. King Cape Breton Post 4/25/2008 D. Lloyd C. King 91, Sydney - Lloyd C. King, 91, of Cabot Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Born in Port Malcolm, Richmond County, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Susan (Malcolm) King. He was employed for many years as a locomotive engineer with CNR, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers and No. 6 CN Pensioners Club. Lloyd was passionate about his garden and his flowers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna (Gillis). He was predeceased by his brother, Percy King, sisters, Margaret Langley, Elva Houghton and Julia Gavin. There will be no visitation for the late Mr. King. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to 4/23/2008 Born in Port Malcolm

King Edward Michael King Cape Breton Post 6/16/2008 Edward Michael King 73, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Edward Michael (Mick) King on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by his loving family. Mick was a resident of Seaview manor for the past two years. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Michael and Ina (Clarke) King. Mick was a member of Holy Cross Church. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed carpentry work and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Laura Leona King (Lahey); sons, Robert (Janet) Lake Echo, N.S., Norman (Olive) Glace Bay, Clayton (Lori) Glace Bay, David (Wendy) Victoria, British Columbia; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his pet dog and 'pal', Misty; sister, Glady (Clayton) Nash; brother, Wayne (Irva) King, Dartmouth, N.S. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Memorial donations in Mike's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Seaview Manor. Online condolences will be received by the King family through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 6/12/2008 Born in Glace Bay

King Ernest and Olive King Cape Breton Post 5/27/2008 Ernest and Olive King 1928-2008 - It is with deep sorrow, we the family of brother Ernest and sister-in-law Olive, regret to announce the passing of Ernie who passed away May 16, 2008, and his loving wife Olive, who passed away May 17, 2008. Ernie and Olive were married 58 years. Ernie was born in Sydney Mines, N.S., and Olive was born in Ontario. Ernie was the son of the late Chesley King and Annie (Bragg) Riddle. Olive was the daughter of the late Robert and Millie (Oppertshauser) Bartley. They were the loving parents of Eileen (Ross) Jessop, Kitchener, Ont., Wendy (Dane) Roberts, Vero Beach, Fla., and Bob (Chris) King, Brantford, Ont. They were the loving grandparents of Ryan, Brett, Eric Jessop and Zachery Roberts. Ernie was a special brother to Peg Fifield, Lower Sackville, N.S., Charles (Shirley), New Hamburge, Ont., Elizabeth Weaver, Dartmouth, N.S., Josephine Aubry, Margaret (Don) Young and Phyllis Hillier, all of Sydney Mines, N.S. Ernie was predeceased by three brothers, Harry, Chesley and Percy and two brothers in infancy, Harold and David. Olive was predeceased by Marie, Karl, Hazel, Jack, Eileen, Ward, Stewart, Myrtle and Bruce. Ernie and Olive will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family received relatives and friends at Henery Walser Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. 5/16/2008 born in Sydney Mines

King John Albert King Cape Breton Post 5/16/2008 John King Halifax - John Albert King, Halifax, passed away suddenly May 14, 2008, in North Sydney. Born in Florence, N.S., he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Wallace) King. John served five years in the RCAF which included a UN peacekeeping mission in Egypt. He owned and operated Maritime Radiator in Halifax for 10 years. Most recently he was president of Greenhills Developments. John loved animals and the outdoors. He enjoyed regular walks in the woods with his girls and the dogs. John had a lifelong passion for wooden boats and enjoyed sailing very much. He was an avid reader and had a talent for building and fixing anything. John was very proud to be a Cape Bretoner. Above all, John loved his family. He was a loving husband to Harriet for 45 years and a devoted father to his girls. Dad was always there for us and we will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife, Harriet (Bolton) King; daughters, Alison Leverman, Patti King; sister, Edith MacLeod, New London, P.E.I.; brother, Wallace King, Florence; a number of nieces and nephews; many cousins and special four-legged pals, Sandy and Willow. Funeral will be held Monday, May 19 in Bethany United Church, Halifax, at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends and relatives after the service in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to John's childhood church, Wilson United Church, 528 Main St., Florence, N.S., B1Y 1L4, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. E-mail condolences to: 5/14/2008 Born in Florence, N.S.

King Leonard Roy King Cape Breton Post 4/28/2008 Leonard Roy King 82, Port Hastings - Leonard Roy King, 82, Port Hastings and formerly of MacIntyre Lake, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Strait Richmond Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Jan. 10, 1926, he was the son of the late William and Sarah 'Belle' (Antle) King. He was a member of First United Church, Louisbourg. Leonard was a member of Pipefitters Union Local 682, with construction jobs which took him to Ontario, New Brunswick, Labrador and across Nova Scotia. He worked on such projects as the heavy water plants, Gulf Refinery and Sydney Steel. His first love was fishing and the Judith II saw him through many adventures, mostly off his beloved Louisbourg. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle (Beaver); and son, Charles (Fiona), Cleveland; daughter, Brenda (Bob) MacEachern, Port Hastings; grandchildren, Cameron, Heather and Courtney MacEachern and Nicole King; sister, Annie Mae MacInnis, Port Hawkesbury. He was predeceased by siblings, Edward, Samuel, Ananias, Lloyd, Michael, Cyneth and Pearl. Visitation Monday, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Sheldon LeGrow officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury, St. Martha's Hospital Palliative Care or Strait Richmond Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. 4/27/2008 Born in Glace Bay, Jan. 10, 1926

Kingham George Kingham Cape Breton Post 1/18/2008 Kingham, George, 78, Spring Street, New Glasgow, passed away Jan. 16, 2008. George was born in Cardiff, Wales, Feb. 15, 1929, and was raised and educated in England. He served in the British Army from 1943-1949, first as a boy soldier and then as a gunner in the Royal Artillery. George moved to Canada in 1954 and worked as a registered nurse in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He moved to Sydney, N.S., in 1974 and was superintendent of the Children's Training Centre for the care of handicapped children. George was a former member of St. Andrews United Church in Sydney and a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Johnstone; sons, Michael George, Halifax, David Alexander (Karen Ann); and granddaughter, Ashlyn Ann, Ottawa. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Roy officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery. Donations in memory of George may be made to Sharon St. John United Church Elevator Fund or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. 1/16/2008 born in Cardiff, Wales, Feb. 15, 1929

Knickle Mary Magdelain Knickle (Howley) Cape Breton Post 10/10/2008 Mary M. Knickle Halifax/Bras d'Or - Mary Magdelain Knickle (Howley) died peacefully at her residence, 5633 Drummond Court, Halifax, with her close family at her side, on Oct. 9, 2008. Born in Little Bras d'Or, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Ella Howley (Fraser) and Joseph Howley. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert and her only child, Bertrum, sisters, Annie (Devison) and Helen (Buchanan) and brothers, Gratten, Milton, Patrick and John. She is survived by her nieces, Anne MacNeil and her children, Laura and Alex; Carolyn Toomey (Jack) and their children, Beth, Shaemus and Keighan and nephews, Alex Buchanan (Tracey) and their children, Emily, Alyssa and Jessica and Art Buchanan and daughters, Julie Vannordin and Karen and his partner, Shirley Mercer, with whom he provided loving and devoted care to Aunt Mary in her home, these last seven months of her life. She is also survived by nieces, Patricia (Stewart) Fricker, Grace (Bernie) Peck, Dave (Dolores) Howley, Joe (Frances) Howley, Lillian Rudnikoff, Ellen Howley, Sally Campbell and Doug (Donna) Howley and families. A teacher by profession, Mary began her teaching career in Cape Breton, teaching in Bras d'Or West, Boularderie and Mill Creek. She continued her career with the Halifax school district, until her retirement in 1977. Mary was a kind and gentle soul, who enjoyed her family and friends and always welcomed them into her home. She was an avid reader, keeping abreast of local and world affairs and enjoying a daily walk until recent weeks. She was a devote Catholic and a member of the Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta parish, Halifax. By Mary's request, family visitation will take place Friday, from 7-9 p.m. in her family home in Bras d'Or. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Parish Church, Bras d'Or with Fr. Peter MacLeod presiding. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. 10/9/2008 Born in Little Bras d'Or

Knight Margaret Knight Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Margaret Knight 79, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Knight, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the Northside Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Steele) In her early years, Margaret worked at Sam Claener's Grocery Store and MacKeigan's For many years she was an Avon representative and a longtime member of the CB Radio Club (Raggedy Ann). She also enjoyed bowling, camping and spending time with family and friends. Margaret is survived by daughter, Cynthia (Freeman) MacPherson, Sydney Mines/Sarnia, Ont.; son, Bryan (Frances) Knight, Stellarton, N.S.; grandchildren, Paul Knight, Chris Knight, Joanne Morse, Pamela MacPherson; great-grandchild, Ally Knight; and one brother, Harold (Joanne) Davies, California. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Herbert and a brother, Visitation for Margaret will take place Saturday, May 17 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A funeral service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army New Waterford Citadel, 519 King St., New Waterford, N.S., with Capt. Cyril Keats presiding. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Salvation Army New Waterford To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 5/14/2008 Born in New Waterford

Kokocki Ruth Olga Kokocki Cape Breton Post 11/8/2008 Ruth Olga Kokocki 57, Sydney - It is with great sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of Ruth Kokocki, which occurred Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George and Lina (Watson) Lynds. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Ruth was a registered nurse working at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, until her illness. Surviving are her three daughters, Kelly (Kokocki) (Colin) Matthison, Kitchener, Ont., Nikki Kokocki, Yarmouth, N.S., and Krista Kokocki, Sydney; one brother, Byron Lynds, Sydney; and two grandchildren, Micah and Naomi. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Carmen Kokocki. Visitation for the late Ruth Kokocki will take place Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Biggar officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the Samaritan's Purse or the Gideon Bibles. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 11/6/2008 Born in Sydney

Kozera Frank Kozera Cape Breton Post 11/3/2008 Frank Kozera 76, Big Bras d'Or - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Frank Kozera on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Loretta Kozera, Whitney Pier and the late Peter Kozera. Frank was a proud lighthouse keeper in Louisbourg for 21 years, and then the lighthouse keeper for 14 years at Black Rock in Big Bras d'Or until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and he was an avid dart player. Besides his mother, Loretta, he is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Yvonne (Fleet); his daughters, Judy Kozera (Leonard), Louisbourg, Loretta (Sheldon) Squires, Big Bras d'Or and his son, Frank (Valerie) Kozera, Ottawa; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Adrian); brothers, Walter (Margie), Bernie (Judy), all of Sydney, as well as his special nephew Peter John Kozera. Besides his father, Peter, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald, and sister, Betty Ann. The family would like to send a special thanks to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital staff in ICU, 4A, also the Glace Bay ICU and North Sydney 5th floor. Memorial service will take place 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 11/1/2008 Born in Sydney

Kunicki Sophia 'Sophie' Kunicki Cape Breton Post 5/16/2008 Sophie Kunicki Whitney Pier - Sophia 'Sophie' Kunicki, 92, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of Henry Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Malowany. She was a member of St. Mary's Polish parish. Sophie had been employed at Dodick's Ladies Wear for many years. Sophie was a great bingo fan, who also loved music and dancing and family above all. She is survived by a daughter, Rose (David) Tweel, P.E.I.; sons, Joe, Sydney, Len (Helen), Halifax; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie (John) Strickey, Indian Brook, Olga (Ed) Dunphy, Sydney; and brother, Mike Malowany, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, sisters, Stella Bartman, Aggie Kazimer, a brother, Bill and a brother in childhood. There will be no visitation. A funeral service for the late Mrs. Kunicki will take place at 11 a.m., Sunday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Jim MacLean officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Mary's Polish Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to 5/15/2008 Born in Sydney

Kunicki Sophie Kunicki Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Sophie Kunicki - Sophie Kunicki, who passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, was also predeceased by sisters, Stephanie Ojolick and Annie Wolodka. 5/15/2008


Labinowicz Anna Labinowicz Cape Breton Post 2/14/2008 Anna Labinowicz Brampton, Ont. - Suddenly at Brampton Civic Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in her 92nd year. She was a member of the R.C.L. No. 15 and Ladies Auxiliary, Brampton, Ont. Beloved wife of the late John Labinowicz. Loving mother of John (Fran) Rossiter, Marjorie (Bob) Hastings, Robert (Elaine) Labinowicz, Sandy (Marlene) Labinowicz, Jim (Emma) Labinowicz, Bill (Angie) Labinowicz and Brad (Debbie) Labinowicz. Proud and loving grandmother of 72 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Sadly missed by her sister, Mildred Kimbley; brothers, Don and Robert McDonald; relatives and friends. Predeceased by daughters, Jean Bettridge and Judy Newton. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home Brampton Chapel, 52 Main St. South (Highway No. 10), Brampton, Ont., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service in the chapel Friday morning at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ont. Legion service followed by ladies auxiliary service Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Condolences may be sent to . 2/10/2008


Labrie Marion Labrie

Marion Labrie 81, North Sydney - Marion Labrie, 81, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the residence. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (MacNeil) Burke. During her many years living in Halifax, Marion worked at Buckley's Drug Store on Jubilee Road. Marion is survived by her loving husband, Gerry, also a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home; her sister, Isabel (Frank) Kehoe, Halifax; her brother, Gerry (Marina) Burke, Sarnia, Ont.; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jennie Nicholson, Helen Martell, Peggy MacDonald, a sister in infancy and by a brother, Lawrence. There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Labrie. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Rev. J.A. MacNeil officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit of the Northside Community Guest Home. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 12/31/2008 Born in Sydney

Laffin Daniel Joseph (Josie) Laffin Cape Breton Post 10/14/2008 Daniel Joseph (Josie) Laffin Alder Point - Daniel Joseph Laffin, 71, of Alder Point, passed away suddenly Oct. 10, 2008, at his home. Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Daniel Joseph and Doris (Simon) Laffin. Josie was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or. Josie loved working with his hands, the outdoors, hunting and four-wheeling. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Rita (Young) Laffin; children, Rose (Carl) MacKeigan, Sydney Mines, DJ (Nancy) Laffin, Alder Point, Joanne (Ronnie LeBlanc), Alder Point, Wayne (Haydee) Laffin, Guelph, Ont., Freda (Wally) MacLennan, Millville, Tammy (Troy MacAdam), Big Bras d'Or; grandchildren, Paige, Fraser, Tyler, Heather, Ryan, Taylor, Melissa; and his little man, Tyson; brother, Michael, St. Catharines, Ont.; sisters, Anne Laffin, Alder Point, and Judy Penny, Sydney Mines. Josie was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers, Kevin and DeDe, sisters, Gwen, Bernadette and a sister in infancy. Visitation for Daniel Joseph Laffin will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Tuesday, Oct. 14) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Donations in Daniel Joseph's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome.ns.aliantzinc.ca. (12/03/2008)Daniel John Taylor 1984-2008 Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that, we the family, announce the sudden passing in Calgary of Daniel John Taylor, age 23, of Glace Bay. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, and are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. 10/10/2008 Born in Alder Point

Lahey Celina Catherine Lahey Cape Breton Post 6/16/2008 Celina Catherine Lahey Nov. 1, 1935-June 13, 2008 - We regret to announce the death of Celina Catherine Lahey, formerly of Port Morien. She was the daughter of the late John David and Mary Susan (Nearing) Lahey. Celina was retired from Hoppers Grocery in Port Morien. She contributed to her community and her church. She loved family gatherings at her home. Her favourite pastime was digging clams and fishing smelt in the community of Port Morien. She is survived by brothers, Cecil Lahey (Bee), Ontario, Michael, Ontario, John David, at home; sisters, Jenny Allison (Hal), Ontario, Florence MacDoanld (All MacDougall), Glace Bay. Predeceased by her parents, brother, Jim, and sister, Margaret. She loved her nephews, John, Ken and Charles MacDonald. Visitation for the late Celina Lahey will be held Tuesday, June 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Port Morien, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Soicety. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at 6/13/2008


Lambert Dorothy 'Doe' Lambert Cape Breton Post 5/1/2008 Dorothy 'Doe' Lambert 86, Glace Bay - Dorothy Katherine Lambert, 86, formerly of Collins Street, Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Teresa Gouthro. A longtime sports enthusiast, Doe, in her younger years, was an avid swimmer, enjoyed many other sports and, at age 15, was a member of the Nova Scotia Women's championship softball team. She was also an active leader in the Brownies and Girl Guide movement. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary for 18 years; a member of the Home and School Association of St. Anne's and St. Michael's for 13 years. At Holy Cross, she sang with the mixed choir; served with the Altar Society; and was the organist and soloist for more than 30 years. Dorothy was also a member of the St. Anne's ladies choir. She and her husband, Ike, were very much a part of The Men of the Deeps. She will be remembered throughout the community for her kindness and generosity. Dorothy was also involved with the Liberal Association. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Bert (Louise), Bras d'Or, and Eymard (Sheila), Ottawa; daughters, Norma (Sander) MacMullin, Sydney, and Ave Maria (Ken) Lavoie, Ottawa; eight grandchildren, Ian, Scott and Kristi, Kelly Ann and Jason, Shauna, Tanya and David; three great-grandchildren, Kyra, Morgan and Ashley; sister, Eileen Curtis, brother, Frank (Marian) Gouthro, both of North Sydney; and sister-in-law, Tula Gouthro, St. Peter's. She was predeceased by her husband, Ike, daughter, Carol, and two brothers, Aubrey and Bert. Visitation will be held tomorrow (Friday) 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, 11 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Rev. Bill Rankin officiating. Private family interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. E-mail condolences to Mom and Dad are both happy now that they are together again forever. 4/30/2008 Born in North Sydney

Lamey Daisy Violet Lamey and David Berkeley Lamey Cape Breton Post 6/14/2008 Daisy Violet Lamey and David Berkeley Lamey Memorial Service - A memorial service will be held for the late Daisy Violet Lamey and the late David Berkeley Lamey, on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury. Following the service, interment will take place in the United Church Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/18/2008


Langley John Langley Cape Breton Post 5/27/2008 John Langley 81, Sydney - John Norman Langley, 81, of Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Cape Breton. Born in Point Tupper, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (MacLean) Langley and foster parents, the late Daniel and Anna MacSween. John was a veteran of the Second World War. He retired as a foreman from CN Rail after 42 years. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. John was a past member of the Lions Club, Odd Fellows, Church Men's Club, Cape Breton Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge No. 84, Sydney and the Royal Order of Jesters. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; sons, Ken, Baddeck, and Donald (Raylene), Sydney; grandson, Adam, Toronto; foster sisters, Willena Cook (Charles 'Bud'), Sydney, Dorothy MacDonald, Sydney, and Danita Ley, Ontario; and foster brother, Charles Bailey, Ontario. John was predeceased by his parents, brother, Henry, sister, Alexandria and foster sisters, Anne Marie and Norma. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a masonic service held at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Thursday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children Fund or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 5/25/2008 Born in Point Tupper

Lanigan John Lanigan

John Lanigan 80, Sydney Mines We regret to announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle and friend, John Lanigan, on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, John was the beloved son of the late William and Mary (MacIntosh) Lanigan. He was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. John worked for many years with Canada Post Corp. He leaves behind to mourn his beloved sisters, Marie Lawrence and Marcella MacDonald, both of Ajax, Ont., and Ann Upton, Prince Edward Island. John is also survived by many nieces, nephews, sisters-in law and brothers-in-law. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his loving wife, Johnena, sister, Mary Lena and brothers, Bernard, Michael, Joseph, Daniel and Thomas. Visitation for John Lanigan will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Tuesday), Nov. 25, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 11/23/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Larnis Kathleen (Wilkie) Larnis Cape Breton Post 6/19/2008 Kathleen (Wilkie) Larnis 95, North Sydney/Maine - It is with great sadness we received word of the passing of Kathleen on June 17, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Portland , Me. Kay was the daughter of William T. Wilkie and Hilda (Cameron) Wilkie. Kay is survived by her daughter, Kathy Astephen and five grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Nat Wilkie, North Sydney; and brother, Stewart Wilkie, Cornwall, Ont.; sister-in-law, Peggy Wilkie, North Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. Kay is predeceased by parents and her sisters, Olive, Yvette, Gertrude and brothers, Gordon, Lloyd and Cameron and husband Walter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Donations can be made to a charity of ones choice. 6/17/2008


Laroche Jacques Laroche Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Jacques Laroche 62, Sydney - Jacques Jean Laroche, 62, of Sydney, formerly of Montreal, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late Jean and Claire (Lavoie) Laroche. He was a 33-year employee with the Public Service of Canada, retiring from the Canadian Coast Guard College in 2001, after 25 years service. Jacques was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12. He was an avid stamp collector who hoped someday to publish his works. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Danielle (Larocque); a son, Guy, Sydney; a sister, Christine Lavoie, Montreal; and his loyal companion, 'Spunky,' the border collie. Friends of the family can gather one hour before the service which will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Donations to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to 6/4/2008 Born in Montreal

Laurendeau Pierre Laurendeau Cape Breton Post 10/14/2008 Pierre Laurendeau 72, Sydney - We regret to announce the passing of Pierre Laurendeau, 72, of Rotary Drive, Sydney, that occurred Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at home. Born in Montreal, Que., Dec. 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Sylva and Jeannine (Trudel) Laurendeau. Pierre worked in pest control for 26 years finishing his career as an entrepreneur creating Pierre's Pest Control. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Josephine (MacDonald) Laurendeau; his two children, Michael (Karen), Sydney, David (Tanya), New Waterford; three grandchildren, Jenna, Ryan and Andrew David. He is also survived by sisters and brothers, Jeannine Laurendeau (Lucien Corriveau), Jacques Laurendeau (Olive Laliberte), Fernand Laurendeau (Therese, deceased), Denise Laurendeau (Benoit Vincent), Jacqueline Laurendeau (Jean-Louis Doucet), all of Shawinigan, Que.; sisters-in-law, Mary (Phonce Chafe, deceased) and Betty (Hughie MacIntyre, deceased); many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Jean Drouin-Laurendeau (Cecile). There will be no visitation by request, cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service will take place at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society, CBRH Cancer Center or the VON. Special thanks to the palliative caregivers, VON nurses, Dr. Pahil, Dr. Depatis, Dr. Dugas, Dr. Gillis and Dr. Liam Orrell. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at: www.chantfuneralhome.com. 10/11/2008 Born in Montreal, Que., Dec. 4, 1935

Lauzon Agnes 'Shirley' Lauzon Cape Breton Post 10/14/2008 Agnes 'Shirley' Lauzon 75, Scotchtown - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Lauzon on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Mary Ann (Corbett) McCarthy. As a young lady, Shirley joined the air force and moved to Alberta where she met the love of her life, her husband, Maurice 'Moe' Lauzon. After a few years in Alberta, they moved to Ottawa and then on to Massachusetts, where they spent over 30 years raising their family. They later returned home to retire in New Waterford. Music was her passion and there was nothing in the world that gave Shirley more pleasure than to hear Moe Sr. and her talented children play music. Family was very important to her and she loved to travel to the States to visit with her children and grandchildren. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Moe; two sons, Moe, Jr. (Bernice), New Waterford, Glenn, Massachusetts; three daughters, Cheryl (Neil Desrosiers}, Joanne (Mark) Coletti, Suzanne (John) Moe, all of Massachusetts; two brothers, Bernie (Phyllis) Sydney, Eddie (Eunice), New Waterford; and four sisters, Rita (Pleman) Woodland, Scotchtown, Yvonne (Wayne) Cooper, Glace Bay, Catherine Smith, New Waterford, and Agatha Chesal, British Columbia. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Anne Pino and Carmel (Babs) Stokes, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Lauzon. Visitation for Shirley will take place Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Shirley's life will take place Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard/St. Agnes Church, with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Cremation will follow. A luncheon will be held in the parish hall following mass, all are invited. Donations in Shirley's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Society, Sydney Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. She will be forever missed by her family but especially her husband and best friend of 56 years. 10/12/2008 Born in New Waterford

LeBlanc James Aubrey LeBlanc Cape Breton Post 2/29/2008 James Aubrey LeBlanc Alder Point May 19, 1933-Feb. 26, 2008 - Aubrey 'Aubie' LeBlanc, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at his lifetime home in Alder Point. Aubie is survived by his sister, Norma (Joe) Cormier; his nephews, Richard, Lawrence, Alan and Andrew Cormier and his nieces, Denise and Michelle, all from Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Pauline (O'Toole) LeBlanc, a sister, Audrey and a brother in infancy. Aubie worked at Maritime Fisheries in Alder Point, until his retirement. A lifetime resident of Alder Point, Aubie could often be seen riding his bike on a nice day, visiting friends along the way. He will be remembered by everyone for his wit and humour, for the stories he told of days gone by, but mostly for his big heart. He was truly a kind and generous soul to people and animals alike. His friends and cousins will miss him dearly. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Reception to follow in the Alder Point community hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to . "Till we meet again, God bless you." 2/26/2008


LeBlanc James LeBlanc Cape Breton Post 2/28/2008 James LeBlanc 66, Sydney Forks/Livonia, Mich. - With broken hearts we, the family, regretfully announce the passing of our son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle in Livonia, Mich., on Feb. 21, 2008, following a brief illness. Born in Margaree (June 4, 1941), son of Charlie and Martha LeBlanc, Jamie grew up in Sydney Forks, and moved to Michigan in 1965 after marrying his true love, Carol Poirier of Blackett's Lake. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Carol; daughter, Colleen (Scott) Selmi; sons, Eric (Michele), Brian, Darryl; four grandchildren; Jamie's mom, Martha; brothers, Frank (Rose) and Gerard, all of Sydney Forks; and sisters, Margie Adams, Coxheath, Rita (Fred), Taphouse, Ont., and Janet LeBlanc, Sydney. Jamie was predeceased by his first born, a daughter, Rhodena Marie, also his dad, Charlie. Funeral mass took place in Livonia. Online condolences and guestbook can be signed by visiting rggrharris.com. (Funeral home serving Detroit, Livonia, etc.) 2/21/2008 Born in Margaree (June 4, 1941)

LeBlanc Roy Joseph LeBlanc Cape Breton Post 1/31/2008 Roy Joseph LeBlanc 65, Merritt B.C./formerly of Edwardsville, N.S. - With heartfelt sadness, we wish to announce the passing of Roy Joseph LeBlanc on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. Dad was born and raised in Westmount and lived in Merritt, B.C., at the time of his passing. Dad was the son of the late Alexander and Rebecca (Chaisson) LeBlanc of Westmount. He was an adherent member of Holy Rosary parish. Over the years, Dad became a well-known painter by trade. He truly enjoyed his many fishing and hunting trips with his friends and will be remembered for his sense of humour. Dad was a true Cape Bretoner who decided to call Merritt home, for a few years always knowing that someday he wanted to return to his roots. In Merritt, Dad opened his door to whoever was in need, no matter the reason. He is survived by his daughters, Sherry (Jimmy) Musgrave, Balls Creek, Shelley LeBlanc (Pat Allen), Merritt, B.C., Wanda LeBlanc (Tom Vince), Fort St. John, B.C.; grandchildren, Chris, Holly, Ryan, Kelli Ann, Kayla, Brett and Scott and great-granddaughter, Brooke. He is also survived by his sisters, Doreen (Ernie) O'Toole, Halifax, Marie Burns, Ontario; his brother, Bernie (Dena), Westmount; as well as his 14 special nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Lillian LeBlanc. Special friends in Merritt, Sheila, Wendy, Ross, Russell, John and Devey. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Wilbert and Lennie and a grandson, Little Joey. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. A reception to follow. Interment will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Westmount. Donations in Roy's memory may be sent to Holy Rosary Church Cemetery Fund, Westmount or the Talbot House, Frenchvale. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. "Your family will cry tears but you are no longer suffering and the pain has ended. Rest in Peace, Dad." Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 1/20/2008 born in Westmount

Lecreux Margaret Elizabeth Lecreux Cape Breton Post 4/28/2008 Margaret Elizabeth Lecreux 1918-2008 Glace Bay - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Lecreux, 90, of Tower Road. Margaret passed away at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (McNeil) Deering. Margaret was a longstanding member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay and community groups in the area. She was a loving and caring person. She would never say no to a game of cards, a trip to the casino or an outing anywhere. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, Dorothy Purchase, Kitchener, Ont., Frances Livingstone, Toronto, Ont.; sons, Louis (Rodena), Michael, both of Tower Road, Ted, Toronto, Ont., and Lawrence (Deborah), Eureka, N.S.; 20 cherished grandchildren; 37 great- grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Rose Marie Lecreux, Kitchener, Ont., Sandy Lecreux, Toronto; one brother, Butch Deering. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis, sons, Henry, Dennis, sisters, Christine, Myrtle, Georgina, Ann, brothers, John, Norman, Ivan, Michael, George, granddaughter, Margaret Ann McKenzie and great grandson, Brian Moore. Visitation for Margaret Lecreux was held Sunday in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated today (Monday) at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Parkinson Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Lecreux family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 4/25/2008 Born in Glace Bay

LeForte Helen Louise LeForte Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 Helen Louise LeForte 87, Glace Bay - Helen Louise LeForte, 87, passed quietly from her earthly life on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Glace Bay General Hospital where she had been a patient since December 27. Born in Halifax, she was the "chosen" foster daughter of the late Mabel (MacDonald) and Angus R. MacIsaac. Her birth mother was Ada Bradley. She began her working career at her Bruce Street home where she assisted her mother with serving meals to the professional baseball players in the Glace Bay baseball league in the 20s and early 30s. She moved to Halifax where she worked at Simpsons until her return to Glace Bay in 1945 to work at Woolworth's Store, Helen said the "happiest event" in her life was her marriage to George P. (LaFargue) LeForte in 1948, who predeceased her in 1981. After settling into their home on Norwood Street, Helen and George raised a family of five children and gave comfort to many a child in the neighbourhood who either visited their small farm or was hurt while skating on the "Crow Pond." Emergency first aid came naturally to her. Talented, she was able to knit, sew and crochet. And, Helen enjoyed a good game of scat or 45s. Her home was the gathering point for many extended family dinners and banquets. She was a member of the Thursday afternoon ladies bowling and bowled regularly with the parish bowling group on Saturday evenings. Helen was a devoted member of St. Anthony's parish where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion for a number of years. And, she collected for a number of worthy causes over the years, including the Cancer Society. In 2004, Helen was awarded the Cross of Merit by the Cardinal Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for her support of the Order and its work in the Holy Land. Helen is survived by her children, Allan, Glace Bay, Mary Lou (Robert) Roy, Candiac, Quebec, Stewart, Bras d'Or, Gerard (Mary Alice), Dartmouth, and Barbara Ann (Gerry) Verge, Hammonds Plains. Her grandchildren include, Derek (Gloria), Jason (Erin), Chad, Robert LeForte, Martin and Nathalie Roy, Jeffrey(Melissa), Jennifer and Andrew (Ashley) Verge. Her great grandchildren include, Nicholas and Kolby, Alexis, Christopher, Austin, Connor and Savannah. Helen is also survived by former daughter-in-law, Arlene Boudreau, and numerous nieces and nephews around the world. Besides her husband and parents, Helen was predeceased by a child during pregnancy (whom she never forgot); her foster brother and his wife, Vince and Dorothy MacIsaac and her step-foster father Jack MacDougall. Visitation for family and friends will take place at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.The funeral liturgy will be celebrated 11a.m. on Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Bill Rankin officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Villa Madonna Retreat House, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences to the LeForte family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. "Well Done Good and Faithful Servant, Enter into Your Rest" 1/25/2008 Born in Halifax

Legatto Jennie Barbara Legatto Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Jennie Barbara Legatto 89, North Sydney - Jennie Barbara Legatto (Aubrecht), 89, of 9 Queen St., North Sydney, and formerly of 97 Main St., Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of Czechoslovakian immigrants John and Maria (Rotava) Aubrecht. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. Always a firm believer in education, she encouraged her children and grandchildren to succeed in that area, for which they are eternally grateful. Besides her family, her passion was growing beautiful plants and flowers in her home. Jennie is survived by her seven children; Francis (Marliyn), Barrie, Ont., Bernie (Lily), Kelowna, B.C., Anne (David) French, Saint John, N.B., Maria (Danny) King, Long Island, CB, Paul, Calgary, Atla., Rose (Terry) Hughes, Saint John, N.B., and Barbara (Scott) Stewart, North Sydney, N.S. She is also survived by a sister, Anne Aubrecht, Montreal, and a brother, Rudy Aubrecht, Sydney Mines. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Shera and Michael, who lived with their 'Nanny' for many years; also by grandchildren, Adam, Jena, Andrew, Michael, Lisa, Gina, Jon, Steven, Mark, Lucas, Jordan, Justin, and Jennie, six great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years, Frank Legatto, who passed away two years ago. She was also predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth (Beth) MacLaggan, Agnes MacDonald, Emma Farr, Rose Shiers, Milly Gillis, Mary Peterson, and brothers, Yarmel and Frank. Her family would like to thank the medical staff in the ICU, 4B and 4C at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for Jennie Legatto will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in Jennie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/15/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

LeMoine Freda LeMoine Cape Breton Post 2/7/2008 Freda LeMoine 87, North Sydney - It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Freda May LeMoine, a resident of Taigh Solas, at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late George and Minnie (Melbourne) Anderson. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Freda is survived by a daughter, Pauline (John) VanderVaart, Ontario; five sons, George (Janet), David (Susan), Daniel, Thomas (Denise), all of Ontario, and Fred (Cortina), North Sydney. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Gladys Bolt, Newfoundland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Garfield LeMoine, two sons, Ronald Herbert and Steven Garfield, her granddaughter, Laura Lee, grandsons, Richard, Ronald, Samuel and Dennis, brothers, Edwin and Thomas and a sister, Mabel. In accordance with Freda's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Taigh Solas or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to 2/6/2008 Born in Newfoundland

LeMoine Freda LeMoine Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Freda LeMoine North Sydney - A funeral service for Freda LeMoine of North Sydney, who passed away Feb. 6, 2008, will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. 2/6/2008


LeVatte Margaret 'Dookie' LeVatte Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 Margaret 'Dookie' LeVatte Sydney - The daughters of Margaret 'Dookie' LeVatte (nee Ferguson), sadly announce the death of their mother on January 24, 2008, at MacGillivray Guest Home. Born on Brickyard Road, Mira, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Catherine (MacInnis) Ferguson. Dookie lived much of her life in Sydney Forks overlooking Coxheath Mountain. Wherever she lived or travelled, the home of her heart was always the farm in Mira. Dookie loved playing the piano, reading, skating, swimming, telling stories of her horse Billy and enjoying time with her grandchildren. Dookie was a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan and stressed to her children and grandchildren the importance of education and the gift of faith. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy LeVatte (Kevin) McCormack, Star LeVatte-O'Neill ( Jim O'Neill), Mary Catherine LeVatte, Suzannah LeVatte MacDonald (Bruce Mac- Donald): sisters, Mabel Ferguson Ryan, North Sydney, Theresa (Teasie) LeVatte, Howie Centre and Regis MacIntyre, Mira. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel C. LeVatte, sisters, Leona and Rita and her brother, Sandy. She is also survived by 10 beautiful grandchildren who added much joy to her life, Matthew, Brendan, Kevin Luke, Justin McCormack, Daniel and Seamus O'Neill, Charles, Emily, Lucy and Bruce MacDonald. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Church, today (Monday) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Dookie and her family were very grateful for the wonderful care that she received over the past eight years from the staff of the nursing home. The family has taken great comfort from their kindness. Condolences can be made online to 1/24/2008 Born on Brickyard Road, Mira

Leyte William C. Leyte Cape Breton Post 4/22/2008 William C. Leyte 63, Renfrew/North Sydney - William C. Leyte, 63, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Renfrew, Ont. with his wife and best friend Karen, along with his son Reginald and daughter Roberta at his side. He was the son of the late Walter and Amelia (Melborne) Leyte. He is survived by brothers, Roland, Reginald and Gordon; sisters, Thelma, Roberta and Willena. He was predeceased by brothers Fred, Joe, Don, James and sisters, Liza, Beth and Elsie. Cremation has taken place. He will be buried in Renfrew, Ont. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to http://classifieds.canada.com/remembering/index.html. 4/17/2008


Lively Wayne Lively Cape Breton Post 11/8/2008 Wayne Lively Mississauga, Ont. - Wayne Lively, 66, of Mississauga, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Mary Jane (MacPhee) Lively. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Betty (Pinkney) Lively; daughter, Sharon (Brad Wingfelder); son, Clint and two grandchildren, Justin and Amanda; four sisters, Virginia Sudds, Helen (Art) Pettipas, Phyllis Sudds, Gladys (Joe) MacKenzie and one aunt, Evelyn French; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by two brothers, Jack and Bud and two sisters, Mary and Katie, brothers-in-law, Charles and Tom, two nieces, Heather (Sudds) Sarka and Charlene (Sudds) Geoffredo and two nephews, Gary Sudds and Paul Pettipas. Wayne always remembered his many friends in Cape Breton. Visitation was held Oct. 26 and 27 from 7-9 p.m. at Glen Oakes Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass was held Oct. 28, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Church with Msgr. Joseph Shields officiating. Burial at Glen Oakes Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. 10/24/2008 Born in Sydney son

Livingstone Mary O. Livingstone Cape Breton Post 5/9/2008 Mary O. Livingstone Nov. 22, 1917-May 7, 2008 Sydney Mines - Mary passed away following a lengthy illness, at the Northside General Hospital, Wednesday, May 7, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Jane (Smith) MacLean. She was a devoted and loving mother, who always thought of others, rather than herself and she was a woman of great faith. Mary loved her two cats, Frankie and Blue. She is survived by her children, Mary (Andrew) MacDonald, Ethel (Russell) Fraser, both in Sydney Mines, Billy (Brenda), George's River, Jimmy and Beth, at home. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Roger (Deneene), Mark (Gwenna), Robert, Chris (Janice), Francine, Kimberly, Michelle, Kevin and Jacqueline; and her great-grandchildren, Andie, Camden, Zachery and Kiah. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her infant daughter, Sandra, her brothers, Donald, John, Elliot, and sisters, Lee and Ava. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 5/7/2008 Born in Sydney Mines

Locke Alice Mae Locke Cape Breton Post 3/5/2008 Alice Mae Locke 79, Glace Bay 1928-2008 - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Alice Mae Locke on March 4, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, Alice was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie (Bennett) Chaudar. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. Alice enjoyed time with her family and friends; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. She was a longtime volunteer of the Glace Bay Food Bank. She is survived by daughters, Norma (Greg Nearing), Sydney, Jennie (Jim Bryden), Glace Bay; five grandchildren, Paul (Luana), John (Beth), Brad (Laurie Ann), Kerri (Bill), Brennan (Louise); eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mary (Francis McDonald). Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, John Locke and infant son, John David, one sister, Marg Burns, and bothers, George, Thomas , Henry and Johnny. Visitation for the late Alice Locke will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Thursday, March 6, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place in Holy Cross Church, Seaview Street, Glace Bay, Friday, March 7, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney-Glace Bay Highway. Family flowers only, donations in Alice's memory may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank or charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to . 3/4/2008 Born in Glace Bay

Logue Catherine Loretta Logue Cape Breton Post 2/20/2008 Catherine Loretta Logue 83, Ontario - The family of Loretta Logue wishes to announce her passing on Feb. 17, 2008, at Waterloo, Ont. Though a resident of Ontario for many years, her birthplace of Sydney was always home.Loretta is survived by her brother, Paul, GardenHill, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Murray and Margaret and her siblings, Richard and Mary (Farrell). Special blessings to her niece, Jean Davis, for her years of devotion and friendship.Cremation has taken place.Condolences can be made to Paul at 905-797-3220. 2/17/2008 Born in Sydney

Long Neil A. (Gus) Long Cape Breton Post 5/19/2008 Neil A. (Gus) Long 87, North Sydney - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Gus Long on Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Amelia (Snow) Long. Gus had been employed as an interior decorator for most of his life in Ontario. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the C.B. Highlanders. Gus loved music. He enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica at Indian Beach, North Sydney in summer months, visiting local guest homes to entertain their residents, as well as writing and recording several of his own songs. He was a talented woodworker and carver, and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his son, Thomas, British Columbia; three daughters, Flora, British Columbia, Pearl, London, Ont., and Mildred Blackie, North Sydney; his brother, Joey, North Sydney; three sisters, Romona Ross, North Sydney, Rita Gaudon, Newfoundland, and Edna Phillips, Halifax; several grandchiildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his best friend and companion of 14 years, Minnie MacDougall, and her daughters, Mazie Scott and Peggy Degaust; and by many nieces and nephews. Gus was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (Osmond) Long, three brothers, Charlie, Percy and Frank, his sister, Evelyn and granddaughter, Lisa Capp. His love, laughter and music will be missed by all. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A private burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to Miss Me-But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey that we all may take, And each must go alone, It's all part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home, When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, Miss me but let me go. Forever loved by Minnie. 5/16/2008 Born in North Sydney

Luedee Josephine A. Luedee Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 3/30/2008 Josephine A. Luedee PHIPPSBURG - Josephine A. Luedee died Friday March 28, 2008 at Winship Green Nursing Facility in Bath. Known to her friends and family as Dodie, she was born October 13, 1911 in Newton, Mass. to Joseph and Julia (Harney) Abban. She attended Our Lady's High School in Newton, Mass. and went on to attend Burdett College in Boston for business, graduating in 1931 with honors. A devout Catholic and civic minded individual, it is comical that one of her first jobs in the business world was unknowingly under the employ of an underworld figure. She later realized that the well dressed man escorting her to the bank on Fridays was not an employee and had little interest in her conversation. Her passion and intellect for business math was amazing. Using only an adding machine, she could work columns of numbers for hours without tiring. Her memory and eye for detail was equally incredible. Ironically she retired from the business world as the computer was making its debut, but never once used a calculator to balance her checkbook even into her late eighties. She confidently said she didn't need one. Dodie was a voracious reader and believed in the strength of the written word. Piles of books surrounded her even chair only to be threatened by the dozens of crossword puzzles that kept her mind sharp and focused. Needless to say her son did his English homework under her watchful eye. One of the most remarkable aspects of Dodie's life was her membership in what she called The Club. A group of girls from her high school carried their friendship forward for over 60 years. This group of ladies would meet one Sunday afternoon of each month at a different lady's house and catch up on their lives. Men were sent elsewhere for the afternoon as told by her son. On July 28, 1947 she married Joseph P. Luedee (originally of Cape Breton, NS) and began their life together in Waltham, Mass., subsequently moving to Marlboro, Mass. They had one child, J. Philippe Luedee. Dodie worked many business oriented jobs, but finished her career at St. Marks School in Southboro, Mass., retiring in 1976. Upon retirement she moved with her family to Phippsburg, where her husband had been seasonally employed at Sebasco Lodge since the mid 1950's. Retirement didn't slow Dodie down at all. She and her husband traveled extensively around the country and wintered for many years in Florida. Locally, she was active in several groups including the Phippsburg Unity Circle and the Grange. She was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Dodie had a compelling need to be connected with others. She sought out friendships and carried them with her through life. As a long term resident at Winship Green Nursing Facility, she became a fixture with most of the staff. Though her memory often couldn't recall names, she knew and loved each and every person who cared for her daily. She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Joe Luedee who died November 1, 1999; and her two sisters, Molly Abban and Sister Alma Abban. She is survived by her son, Phil Luedee and his wife Linda Carew of Phippsburg; three grandchildren, Danielle Luedee of Lisbon Falls, Chris Luedee and Catie Luedee, both of Phippsburg; and a great granddaughter, Erin Coffin of Lisbon Falls. Visiting hours will be 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Tuesday April 1st at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Lincoln St., Bath. Burial will be later in the spring in Morningside Cemetery, Phippsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family request any donations be made to: Phippsburg Fire and Rescue Service P.O. Box 83 Phippsburg, ME 04562 3/28/2008 born October 13, 1911 in Newton, Mass.

Luker Ruth (Finlayson) Luker Cape Breton Post 5/7/2008 Ruth (Finlayson) Luker Dec. 21, 1919-May 6, 2008 Florence - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, aunt and grand aunt, Ruth Luker. She passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the age of 88 in the Northside Community Guest Home. Ruth was the daughter of the late John and Annie Mae (Robinson) Finlayson of Florence. She was a member of St. Stephen’s parish. For many years Ruth operated a store in Florence with her late husband Bill. She resided in Florence until she moved to the guest home in 2002. She is survived by her sister, Sarah (William T. Young), Florence; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William ‘Bill’ Luker, brothers, John, Robert and Walter, sister, Nora Quirk, nephews, Robert ‘Bobby’ Quirk and Tommy Finlayson. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Fuenral home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, with Fr. Reg Currie officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 5/6/2008


Lundrigan William 'Bill' Lundrigan Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 William 'Bill' Lundrigan 76, Sydney - Bill Lundrigan, 76, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at his residence. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late George and Alfreda (Gosse) Lundrigan. Bill was a member of St. Alban's Church and worked for Sydney Steel in the railroad department. Bill is survived by his wife, Jeannette; loving daughter, Paula (Ray) Gabriel, Sydney; loving son, Mark, at home; loving granddaughter, Melissa, whom he cherished dearly; sisters, Margaret Myers, Belle Duffney, both of Sydney; brothers, Edward, John, Allister (Helen), all of Sydney; Gordon, the Cove Guest Home, and Fred (Linda), Kingston, N.S. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy and Louise. Funeral service will take place Thursday, 2 p.m. at St. Alban's Church with Rev. Brenda Drake MacDonald officiating. Memorials may be sent to Palliative Care or the VON. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/17/2008 Born in Sydney

Lutes John 'Hookie' Lutes Cape Breton Post 1/28/2008 John 'Hookie' Lutes 95, Glace Bay - The family regretfully announce the passing of John Edward 'Hookie' Lutes, 95, of Victoria Haven Nursing Home and formerly of First Street, New Aberdeen, which occurred Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Morrison) Lutes. Hookie worked with the Dominion Coal Company for 27 years and he was very involved in the local sports community, playing hockey and baseball. A favourite leisure activity was playing snooker. He is survived by his son, Charlie and daughter, Kay (Ed) Langley; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four greatgreat grandchildren . Hookie was predeceased by his wife, Mabel (Fraser) and a brother, Charles. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Victoria Haven for their outstanding professionalism and for their specialized care and understanding given to Hookie. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Donations in Hookie's memory are suggested to the Victoria Haven Memorial Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent to . 1/25/2008 Born in Whitney Pier

MacAchern Catherine Ellen MacAchern (Sr.) Cape Breton Post 10/24/2008 MacEachern, Sr. Catherine Ellen (Sr. St. Kilda) CND - At Notre Dame Convent on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, of Sr. Catherine Ellen MacEachern, (Sr. St. Kilda) CND, Charlottetown, age 93 years. Remembered by her niece, Marie Smith and her nephew, Harold MacDonald (Ann) and by many cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Sarah (MacLellen) MacEachern and by her sister, Mrs. Kathy MacDonald. Forwarded from Belvedere Funeral Home to Notre Dame Convent until Saturday at 12:45, then to St. Dunstan's Basilica for funeral mass at 1 p.m. Visitation Friday 2-5 p.m. Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. www.belvederefh.com 10/22/2008


MacAulay Duncan 'Big Dunc' MacAulay Cape Breton Post 2/25/2008 Duncan 'Big Dunc' MacAulay 86, Coxheath - Duncan MacAulay 'Big Dunc', 86, of 66 MacKenzie Dr., Coxheath, formerly of Kane Street, Sydney, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Effie (MacQueen) and Donald John MacAulay. He worked at Sydney Steel for 45 years as a machinist, until his retirement in 1984. He had been an elder and a very active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His happiest times were when his family was together at their summer home in Mira. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bertha (Ferguson); daughters, Edna (John) Weatherbee, Sydney, Florence 'Fonnie', Halifax; sons, Donald (Kaye), Stephenville, Fred (Shelagh), Sydney; his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Kollin (Tammy) Weatherbee, Kara Weatherbee (Dylan Boudreau), John, Margaret and Elizabeth MacAulay and his aunt, Mrs. Catherine MacDonald, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by sisters, Sarah 'Sadie' Hannam, Christina 'Chris' Greaves and Florence MacAulay. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel from 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Burial will follow in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 9 Brookland St., Sydney, N.S., B1P 5B1 or to the building fund at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 431, Glace Bay, N.S., B1A 5V4, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/24/2008 Born in Sydney

MacAulay Florence Evelyn MacAulay Cape Breton Post 10/9/2008 Florence Evelyn MacAulay 86, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Florence Evelyn MacAulay (Nannie), 86, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Fort Francais, Ont., she was the daughter of the late William and Violet Darby. After receiving her teaching degree, Florence taught at Morrison Junior High until retirement in 1980. Florence enjoyed playing cards once a week with a group of her friends. She was also involved with the UCW of Knox United, enjoyed crafts, gardening at her cottage in Englishtown and taking care of her family. Florence is survived by sons, Bill (Joanne), Ontario, Darby, at home, Stuart (Kathy) Glace Bay. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by her husband, Kerr, daughter, Kerry Daigle, granddaughter, Laura Leger, sister, Vera Vorvath, brother-in-law, John MacAulay and sister-in-law, Mary Trombley. In keeping with Florence's wishes, there will be no visitation and a private family burial at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Memorial donations can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Center at the Regional Hospital, Sydney or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to . My fairest child, I have no song to give you; No lark could pipe to skies so dull and grey; Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you For every day. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them all day long: And so make life, death, and that vast forever One grand, sweet song. By: Charles Kingsley 10/6/2008 Born in Fort Francais Ont.

MacAulay Marjorie Catherine MacAulay Cape Breton Post 1/15/2008 Marjorie Catherine MacAulay 89, Baddeck Bay Marjorie Catherine MacAulay, 89, of Baddeck Bay, died Jan. 12, 2008, in Alderwood Rest Home.Born in Skye Glen, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Flora (Gillis) Gillis. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck. She is survived by son, Melvin MacAulay (Mary); grandchildren, Peggy McCartney (Alan), Lorraine Funari (Michael), Kelly MacAulay (Greg). She was predeceased by her husband, Lionel MacAulay, son, Wayne MacAulay, sister, Susie Beaton, brothers, John, Donald, MacLean, Alex. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Knox Presbyterian Church, Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. 1/12/2008 Born in Skye Glen

MacAulay Maurice MacAulay Maurice 'Mac' MacAulay Cape Breton Post 10/17/2008 Maurice MacAulay Maurice 'Mac' MacAulay, on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Ottawa Heart Institute at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Rosemary Woollam. Loving father of Jane (Clark). Dear brother of Muriel Smith, John (Lorraine) and the late Rev. W.A. MacAulay and Robert. Brother-in-law of Catherine Wells (Brian), Charles (Ligia), Anne (Bill) and the late Brenda Woollam. Maurice will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral was at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Aylmer, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute appreciated. 10/4/2008


MacCharles Pearl MacCharles Cape Breton Post 5/8/2008 Pearl MacCharles 1922-2008 - Pearl MacCharles, a resident of MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly of Howie Centre, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Originally from Landis, Sask., Pearly was the daughter of the late Rudy and Etta Wilfong Van Haitsma Straub. Pearl came to Cape Breton in 1940 with her sister, Gladys and brother-in-law, Tom Tobin. Pearl is the last surviving member or her immediate family. Pearl is survived by her son, Delroy and someone who was like a son to her, Gary Annesty. Four granddaughters, Cindy MacCharles, Sydney, Tanya (John Petruskavich), Oakville, Ont., Brenda (Mark Brown), Campbellcroft, Ont., Susan (Sid Chapman), Bowmanville, Ont.; seven great-grandchildren, John Douglas and Jasmine MacCharles, Kurt, Robert and Heather Brown, Scott and Sabrina Chapman. Daughter-in-law, Janice MacCharles, Sydney; son-in-law, John Proctor, Bowmanville, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Delores Van Haitsma and Lillian MacCharles, Howie Centre. As well as cousins, nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the U.S. Besides her parents, Pearl was predeceased by her husband, John N. MacCharles, daughter, Shirley MacCharles Proctor, son, John D. MacCharles, sister, Gladys Van Haitsma Tobin, brothers, Delroy and Bill Van Haitsma. A memorial service will be held at the MacGillivary Guest Home Chapel, Friday, May 9, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., Fr. Michael Rankin officiating. My mother donated her remains to Dalhousie School of Medical Research. Until we meet again, Mom, you'll always be in my heart with Dad, Shirley and John D. May you together enjoy the glory of God's Heavenly Garden. 5/7/2008


MacCormack Steven Turner MacCormack Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008 Steven Turner MacCormack 45, Sydney - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Steven MacCormack, 45, of Sydney, which occurred Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at home. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Doug and Ellen (Turner) MacCormack, Grand Lake Road. Steven graduated from Riverview High school in 1982 and from the Nova Scotia Community College in Truro with a diploma in Ecotourism. Steven loved life; he enjoyed traveling, sports, fishing and was a real people person. He lived in Toronto for a number of years working in the Skydome. He loved to play basketball and assisted in coaching at Saint Mary's University. Surviving are his wife Shirley (Boutilier) MacCormack, Albert Bridge; siblings, Jerry (Glenda), Kathryn (Philip Cogswell), both of Albert Bridge, Ralph, Winnipeg, Ellen (Kevin Batherson), Ottawa, John (Dorothy MacLeod), Chestergrant, N.S., Lorraine MacCormack (Kevin Mason), Windsor, N.S., James (Joan Mahoney), Halifax, Janet (Bob Keoughan), Red Deer, Alberta. He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Edna (Tim) Nearing and Janet (George) House, both of Glace Bay; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Steven was predeceased by his parents, Doug and Ellen (Turner) MacCormack. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at: www.chantfuneralhome.com Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of.... 10/4/2008 Born in Sydney

MacDermid Kenneth Charles MacDermid Cape Breton Post 6/11/2008 Kenneth Charles MacDermid 53, Dartmouth - It is with deep sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of Charles MacDermid which occurred Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Edmonton, Alta., while visiting his sons. Charles, formerly of Baddeck, was the son of the late Kenneth John MacDermid and Kathleen (Fownes) MacDermid residing in Alderwood Rest Home. Left to mourn his passing are his mother; his two sons, Darcy, Toronto, Ont., Casey, Windsor, Ont.; and their mother, Patricia Darcy MacDermid, Windsor, Ont.; his sister, Juanita (Douglas) Macaulay, Baddeck; niece, Rebecca, Halifax; nephew, Kenneth, California; a very special cousin, Kenene (Dorherty) Fergusson, who was like a big sister; and numerous cousins and friends. Charles graduated from Eastern Tech in 1974 as a mechanical engineer technologist. He worked in Rainbow Lake, Alta., and in Kelowna, B.C., where he was employed by Hiram Walker. He was transferred to Windsor, Ont., where he continued to work for Hiram Walker in a management capacity until 2004. Charles was passionate about drawing and at age 52 went back to school for graphic art and design. He spent his last year at NSCC Waterfront campus in Dartmouth, where he did extremely well. Charles found happiness and contentment in doing his woodcarving, woodworking and sketching. He was a very gifted craftsman, avid sailor and true friend. Charles loved his boys dearly and it is comforting to know his last days were spent with them. His hearty laugh, great sense of humour and warm, gentle personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, June 13, 6-9 p.m. at MacAskill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. from Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Greenwood United Church. 5/29/2008


MacDonadl Georgina MacDonald Cape Breton Post 11/6/2008 Georgina MacDonald 90, New Waterford - Georgina MacDonald passed away peacefully at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in her 90th year. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Gillis) Getto. She was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Agnes Church, New Waterford. She is survived by her six sons, Donnie (Nettie), Broad Cove, Gregory, Sydney, Wendell (Geri), Dwight (Jane), Zachary (Debbie), John (Pam), all in Massachucetts; one daughter, Mugsy (Chuck) Schima, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Kevin, Darryl, Heather, Hermine, Mandy, Daniel, Anna Rose, Michael, Natalie; great-grandchildren, Lily, Paige, Liam, Rhiannon and Jeremy. She is also survived by sisters, Matilda Blouin, Waterville, Sarah Wellner, Fredericton, Hermine Getto and Sylvia Medjuck, both of New Waterford; brother, Carl (Agatha), New Waterford; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald, sisters, Margaret Thurbide, Rose Habicht, Leonie Hadley and Catherine Marchesin. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private memorial mass to celebrate Georgina's life will be held at will be held at a later date. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 11/3/2008 Born in Inverness

MacDonald Ada Kathryn (MacGillivray) MacDonald Cape Breton Post 6/5/2008 Ada Kathryn (MacGillivray) MacDonald 90, Marion Bridge - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Ada Kathryn (MacGillivray) MacDonald, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at home. Born in Gabarus, July 27, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Sarah Eleanor (Gray) MacGillivray. For the past year and a half she lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Marion Bridge and for several years in North Sydney, but most of her life was spent in Gabarus. She was a member of Zion-Wesley United Church and a former choir member. She was a homemaker all her life. Her favourite pastime's were knitting, cooking and baking. No one left her home without a home cooked meal. She is survived by daughters, Sharon (Donnie) Hawco, Sydney, Janice (John) MacPherson, Marion Bridge; daughter-in-law, Eileen MacDonald, North Sydney; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Reid, Gabarus; sisters-in-law, Janet Walker, Sydney, Margaret Robar, Dartmouth; and many special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin and son, Ross, brother, John, sisters, Evelyn and Edna, also a brother in infancy. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Luker officiating. Interment in Lake View Cemetery, Gabarus. Memorials may be made to Zion-Wesley Church, Building Fund, Gabarus Cemetery or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 6/3/2008 Born in Gabarus, July 27, 1917

MacDonald Alice Jean MacDonald Cape Breton Post 3/3/2008 Alice Jean MacDonald 87, Leitches Creek/Dartmouth - Alice Jean MacDonald, 87, a longtime resident of Leitches Creek, passed away peacefully and beautifully on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 5:10 p.m. at the Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by her family and friends. Alice was the wife of the late John Robert MacDonald, and the daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (Clarke) Walton. She was born in Leitches Creek, and spent most of her life there, until 2002, when she moved to Dartmouth to live with her daughter, Holly. Alice had received her elementary education in a one-room school house in Leitches Creek. She attended high school in North Sydney, and then on to business college in Sydney. Alice was a faithful member of St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek, where she participated in the United Church Women organization. Mom enjoyed curling as a member of the Sydney Curling Club, and she loved to read and play bridge. Alice is survived by daughters, Judy, Laura and Holly, all of Halifax and Dartmouth. Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by her only brother, Charles Walton. Visitation for Alice will be 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. from St. Columba United Church, with Lynn McKinnon officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Cerebral Palsy Association. Online condolences may be sent to . 3/1/2008


MacDonald Annie Christina (MacNeil) MacDonald Cape Breton Post 5/17/2008 Annie Christina (MacNeil) MacDonald 96, Dominion/Prince George, B.C. - Annie Christina (MacNeil) MacDonald, 96, formerly of Union Street, Dominion, passed away peacefully at the Prince George Hospital, British Columbia. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Katie Ann MacNeil. She was the last one of the original teachers who taught at the Old Central School. She is survived by daughters, Sally, Betty Kay, Norma June; sons, Donald and Angus and their families, all residing in British Columbia; sisters, Lizzie Morrison, Helen Horne, Horne's Road, Miral and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman, sisters, Katherine Nash, Amelia Shawcross, Christy (infant), brothers, Dan, Norman, Murdock, Lloyd, Donald, Franklyn, Fraser, Hugh (infant). Cremation has taken place with burial in Prince George, B.C. She lived her life with others in mind and touched many hearts. Her memory goes on forever. 5/17/2008


MacDonald Annie L. MacDonald Cape Breton Post 2/18/2008 Annie L. MacDonald 89, New Waterford - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Annie MacDonald of Pellett Avenue, New Waterford, N.S. on February 16, 2008 at the New Waterford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Cassie (Browner) Aucoin. She was a lifelong member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church. She is survived by one son, Paul 'D.P.' (Isabel), Niagara Falls, Ont.; two daughters, Sharon (Clare) Larade, Sydney and Colleen, New Waterford; sister-in-law, Agnes Aucoin, Alderwood Guest Home, Baddeck; several nieces, nephews and very special friends, Peter and Debbie MacDonald and Norma MacDonald. Besides her parents, Annie was predeceased by her husband, Phonie MacDonald; brothers, Victor Aucoin, Cornelius Aucoin and Wilfred Aucoin. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In accordance with her wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church with burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Ave., New Waterford. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 2/16/2008 Born in New Waterford

MacDonald Baby Carter Alexander MacDonald Cape Breton Post 5/1/2008 Baby Carter Alexander MacDonald Sydney It is with broken hearts and tears in our eyes that we the family announce the passing of baby Carter Alexander MacDonald on April 30, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, March 18, 2008, he was the son of Jacqueline MacLean and Shawn MacDonald. Carter is survived by his maternal grandparents, Janet and Alex MacLean; paternal grandparents, John and Claudelle MacDonald; maternal great-grandparents, Sandra and Wilfred MacLean; paternal great-grandmothers, Cecilia Cormier, Catherine Sykes; also his great-grandfather, Gilbert MacDonald; and uncles, Adam MacLean and Corey MacDonald. Carter, you may have only been on this earth for a brief time, but we loved you as much as we would have in a lifetime. You were a precious gift from God. Go to Heaven Baby, Nana Pat is waiting with open arms. Private family services to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 4/30/2008 Born in Sydney, March 18, 2008

MacDonald Bruce Gerard MacDonald Cape Breton Post 4/24/2008 Bruce MacDonald 1955-2008 - Bruce Gerard MacDonald of Memramcook, N.B., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the age of 53. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., he was the son of the late Michael MacDonald (April 1997) and the late Bessie (Maclean) MacDonald (December 2007) of Kentville, N.S. He worked in the hospitality ( food and beverage) industry in Halifax, N.S., and St. John's, N.L., for many years and more recently as a correctional officer at the Dorchester Penitentiary. He was an avid fly fisherman and a member of the Salmon Association of Eastern Newfoundland. He was also a great cook and liked a good story. He is survived by his daughters, Brandy and Alishia, both of Halifax; his son, Christopher, Gatineau, Que.; his sister, Liliane (Vince) Gallant, St. John's, N.L.; and his brothers, Ian and Paul, both of Kentville, N.S. Release of his ashes will take place in his favourite salmon rivers. Family and friends who would like to attend should send their coordinate online to: 4/1/2008 Born in Glace Bay

MacDonald Calvin Blaize MacDonald Cape Breton Post 11/6/2008 Calvin Blaize MacDonald Aug. 31, 1962-Nov. 2, 2008 - Aurora, Ont./St. Margaret's Village With extraordinary sadness and melancholy hearts, we the family of Calvin Blaize MacDonald announce his sudden passing at his home in Aurora, Ont. Born in St. Margaret's Village, he was the son of Suzanne (MacNeil) MacDonald and the late Ronald Martin MacDonald. He spent the last number of years in Ontario, where he worked as a labourer. Calvin is survived by his wife and best friend, Kimberley Hill; their daughter, Hannah Jean, who was the "apple of his eye"; his mother, Suzanne; sisters, Goretti, Ottawa, Lois (Shane) MacNeil, St. Margaret's Village; brothers, William (Grace) Codrington, Charles (Sheila), Halifax, Leonard (Lisa) and Reg, both of St. Margaret's Village. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his infant sister, Mary. Visitation for Calvin MacDonald will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in St. Margaret's Parish Centre, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate his life will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's of Scotland Church, St. Margaret's Village, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Calvin's memory may be made to his daughter, Hannah. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 11/2/2008 Born in St. Margaret's Village

MacDonald Clara Mildred MacDonald Cape Breton Post 1/31/2008 Clara Mildred MacDonald 83, Sydney Mines - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Clara Mildred MacDonald on Jan. 30, 2008, at the Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, with her loving family by her side. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Angeline (Marche) MacDonald. She was a member of St Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Before her retirement Clara worked for a number of years at the Alder Point Fish Plant. Clara is survived by sons, Walter, Sydney Mines, Jackie and Addie, Toronto; daughters, Sharon (Dan) MacLeod, Southside Boularderie, Alice (Rick), Frenchvale; grandchildren, Troy, Tony, Rhonda, Tracy, Joie, Vanessa and Barry; great-grandchildren, Sidney, Joshua, MacKenzie, Kristen, Haley and Hunter; sisters, Camella (Bud) LeBlanc, Florence, Edna Landrigan, Scotch Lake; and brothers, Albert and Arnold, Kitchener, Ont. Besides her parents, Clara was predeceased by her husband, John, son, Joseph, four children in infancy, grandson, Addie and brothers, Charlie, Jack, Bernie, Walter and Leonard. A special thank you to the staff of Miners Memorial Manor for the compassionate care they provided to Clara. Visitation will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Friday Feb. 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at . 1/30/2008 Born in North Sydney

MacDonald Donald William MacDonald Cape Breton Post 2/19/2008 Donald William MacDonald 98, Sydney - Donald MacDonald, 98, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Born in Loch Lomond, he was the son of the late Norman and Isabel (MacDonald) MacDonald. Donald was a member of Sydney River United Protestant Church. He was retired after working in construction. Donald is survived by a stepdaughter, Carolyn Jaffe, Florida; sister, Etna Amey, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lydia, sisters, Hanna and Sally, brothers, Ross and Ian. Funeral service will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at . 2/17/2008 Born in Loch Lomond

MacDonald Elizabeth (Betty) Timmons MacDonald Cape Breton Post 5/15/2008 Timmons Memorial Mass - The children of Michael (Garfield) Timmons and Elizabeth (Betty) Timmons MacDonald, would like family and friends to join them in a memorial mass for their parents to be celebrated in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford, on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford. 5/15/2008


MacDonald Elizabeth Frances MacDonald Cape Breton Post 10/22/2008 Elizabeth Frances MacDonald 94, Florence - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Libby (MacKinnon) MacDonald, age 94, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ella Mae (Edwards) and John Laughlin MacKinnon. She grew up in Alder Point and was very proud to be one of 19 children. She received her Nova Scotia teacher's licence in 1931 and taught school in Bras d'Or, where she was affectionately titled 'the little professor.' In 1937, her adventurous spirit led her to the LeMay Beauty Academy in Boston and the following year she opened her own hairdressing business. Married life began the same year and lasted more than 68 years. She was known by many for her warmth, grace and humour, but we knew Mom best for her wisdom, faith and love. She had a true gift of hospitality and loved nothing more than to entertain family and friends with one of her special meals followed by a lively game of cribbage. Her spirit of fun was always evident while watching a good game of baseball or hockey. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family. She was a deeply spiritual person and a devoted member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence, where she taught catechism and was a reader for many years. Her faith guided her life and prayer was her constant companion. She will be deeply missed by her sister, Stasia Tobin, Sydney; her brother, Archie (Nora) MacKinnon, Alder Point; her sister, Cecilia (Edmund) Gora, San Diego; and her 10 children, Edward (Jo), Pensacola, Fla., Robert (Maria), Cranbrook, B.C., Jeanne Fraser, Sackville, Judith Bowie (Peter), Shanghai, China, Jo-Anne, Sydney, Colin, Scotch Lake, Virginia Slifka (Bill), Old Orchard Beach, Me., Cameron (Nancy), Halifax, Celeste MacDougall (Tom), Dartmouth, Shaun (Kathleen), North Sydney' as well as 29 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert, three sisters, Anne, Mary, Loretta; 12 brothers, Dan, Albert, Russell, Collie, Jim, Joe, Doug, Bart, Murray, Raphie, John, Gilbert, one grandson, Brian and one great-granddaughter, Frances. Visitation for Libby will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Florence, with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating, followed by a reception at the Florence legion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen Church Food Bank. Online condolences may be sent to . 10/20/2008 Born in North Sydney

MacDonald Evelyn Esther MacDonald Cape Breton Post 5/23/2008 Evelyn Esther MacDonald 88, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the sudden passing of our mother, Evelyn MacDonald at home on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hamilton Ont., Evelyn was the daughter of the late Robert and Mae (Barrlette) Vaters and was a member of Epworth United Church Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Wick) Michalik, Eva (Jack) Sheppard, Arleen Murphy (Terry), Gladys (George) Stonier; sons, Hugh (Yvette), Walter (Ruth), Bob (Ruth), John and David Clarke; sister, Jenny Childs; brother, Norman Vaters; daughters-in-law, Mary and Joan Clarke; many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Beside her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Clarke, second husband, Roy MacDonald, daughter, Joan and a daughter, Myrna in infancy, sons, Gerald and Lonnie, son-in-law, Donald O'Neil, sisters, Elsie, Mary and Lillian and a brother, Gordon. There will be no visitation at Evelyn's request. Funeral will be held Sunday, May 25, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be sent