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CB Obits Years 2009
Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth Notes
Abbass George J Abbass Cape Breton Post 31/03/2009
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of George Joseph Abbass of Sydney, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, March 30, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Beit Lahyia, Lebanon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Shaffica Abbass, Sydney. George was employed at the CFB radar station, Sydney, until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph”s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society. He will be sadly missed by his family; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; friends, and all who knew him. George is survived by his wife Jean (MacChesney); sons, Greg, Deryck (Marlene), Syndey; daughters, Cheryl (Les), Black Point, N.S., Karen (John), Sydney. He is also survived by his sisters, Theresa (Mark) Mlinac, LaPlata, MD, Carrie Abbass, Marlene Webber, all from Sydney, Thelma Bourque, Ottawa and Sr. Lorraine Abbass, CND, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Graham; his sister, Edna; daughter-in-law, Cathy; brothers-in-law, Terry Webber and Don Bourque. At his own request, there will be no visitation. Memorial mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph”s Church with Fr. Gerald Dunphy and Father Frank Abbass officiating. A reception to follow in the foyer of St. Joseph Church immediately following the mass. Interment to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks 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 3/30/2009 Beit Lahyia, Lebanon 29/12/1924
Abramsky Mortimer Abramsky Cape Breton Post 14/11/2009
Mortimer Abramsky

Peacefully, surrounded by his family on the morning of November 13th, 2009, he passed away at the age of 82.
Mort is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Shirley (Borden), and his children Jay (Toby); Karen (Howard) Conter; Leonard (Marcy), and grandchildren: Mathew, Shira, & Hailey; Adam & Jenna; Bonnie, Hillary, Talia & Jillian, and his brother Joseph (Betty-Rae) of Toronto.
Predeceased by his parents Harry and Ethel Abramsky, and his sister Bernice Zubata. He was a much loved Uncle, Great Uncle and Cousin.
Mort will be remembered for his warmth, friendship, generous support for charitable causes, selflessness and love of the Kingston community. With a big heart, great sense of humor and resounding laugh, Mort brought comfort and light to everyone he touched.
Funeral Service will be held at Beth Israel Synagogue, 116 Centre St., Kingston, on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations in Mort's memory may be made to: Beth Israel Congregation of Kingston, Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary, or the Rotary Club of Kingston.
Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes-Central Chapel, 49 Colborne St., Kingston, Ontario, 613-546-5454. Sign the book of condolence at www.gftompkins-central.ca
11/13/2009

Adams Georgette (Georgie) Adams Cape Breton Post 09/04/2009
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the sudden passing of our mother, Georgie Adams April 8, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was born in Sydney, but lived in both Sydney River and Westmount before finally taking up residence seven years ago at her new home The Cove, which she loved dearly. She was the daughter of the late William and Leontine (Leon) Gaudet of Sydney. She is survived by her two sons, Roger (Sandra), Kingston, N.S., Murray (Sharon), Westmount; and two daughters, Gayle (Donnie) Campbell, Balls Creek, and Judy (Kenny) Jones, Howie Centre. Also, she leaves behind her much loved grandchildren, Lori Adams, Dayna (John) LeBlanc, Glenn Adams, Kimberley (Matthew) Doyle, Heather and Tanya Campbell, Michael and Christopher (Sarah) Jones; and three great-grandsons, Alex, Ben and Drew. She is also survived by sisters, Eliza Pittman, Alfreda (Bidda) Confiant, Sydney, Sr. Lillian Gaudet, Bethany, Antigonish; and sister-in-law, Philly Gaudet, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, George, sisters, Annie Bethune, Margaret Maisonneuve, brother, Edmund and an infant sister, Mary Jean. In her earlier years, she had been actively involved in the Sydney River Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Canadian Order of Forresters, and the Riverdale Seniors, all of which she truly enjoyed. Visitation will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cove Guest Home. On line condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com. 4/8/2009 Sydney
Adams Loretta Adams Cape Breton Post 22/01/2009
88, Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Loretta Adams of Glace Bay, on Jan. 20, 2009, at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home, at the age of 88. Loretta was the daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Moore) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay. Loretta is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bob) Landry, St. Albert, Alta.; sons, Eric (Gloria), Calgary, and Donald, Calgary; sister, Georgina MacDonald, Glace Bay. Loretta is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Eldon, brothers, Tommy, Melvin, Donald, James, Robert and Murdock, sisters, Catherine, Wilena and Rachel. Cremation has taken place and memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Donations in Loretta's memory can be made to Victoria Haven Nursing Home or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca. 1/20/2009

Addicott David Addicott Cape Breton Post 28/07/2009
David Addicott, Glace Bay/Dominion
Born in 17/12/1939 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada
David Addicott
69, Glace Bay/Dominion

David Addicott, 69, of Mitchell Avenue, Dominion, and formerly of Glace Bay passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, Dec. 17, 1939, he was the oldest son of the late James and Mary Ann (MacInnes) Addicott.
David lived in Kitchener for many years returning to Cape Breton to retire in the town of Dominion. There he became involved with the Dominion Hawks Club where he found many good friends.
He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Pauline; sons, Darren (Sherry), Lingan, Omar (Kristen), Missouri, Rene (Anna), Greenwood; sisters, Roberta Olivieri (Rollie), Kitchener, Shiela (Daniel) Budge, Halifax, Alice (Norman) Landry, Port Hawkesbury, Colleen (Darrell) Kelly, Glace Bay, Ann (Ken Dumont), Glace Bay; and brothers, James (Jenny), Sydney, Steve (Joanne), Glace Bay.
David is survived by Pauline’s daughters, Debbie (George)VandreEyk, Paula, Ann, all of Ontario; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Tom and grandchild, Garrett.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Following the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall.
As an expression of sympathy for David, donations in his memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Regional Hospital.
Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
7/26/2009 Glace Bay Dec. 17, 1939
Ahle Leslie 'Da' Ahle Cape Breton Post 02/09/2009
Leslie 'Da' Ahle, Toronto

Born in 21/02/1965 at Florence , Nova Scotia , Canada

It was a sad and heartbreaking day, when a call to home was made. A loving son and devoted dad passed away suddenly leaving his two beautiful girls and loving family with heartfilled memories.
A hard working man born and raised in Park Road, Florence spent his last few years in Toronto with his loving fiancé, Dianne and wonderful companion, Rusty.
As we all knew and loved Da he was a kind, gentle, loving man with such a warm heart. Dad was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and had a great talent for cooking. You could always find him in the shop with his father ‘Poppy Leif’ both working hard but still finding time for dinner with their loving mother/wife (Amelda J. Ahle).
Even though Da loved being home in Cape Breton with family and friends, which he loved so very much, he decided to move to Toronto to better himself. He wasn’t always home in Cape Breton, though he wished, he was always only a phone call away. He was always there for us when we needed words of wisdom, advice, or even just to listen.
He was survived by his two loving daughters, Leslie Allison and Jenny Corrine (Matthew). His fiancé, Dianne and her daughter Elizabeth Jamieson. His sisters, Pauline, Chrissy (Keith) and Corrine. His brother Terry (Heather). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Amelda J., his brother, Rickie and his sister, Debbie.
Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, Florence, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
“It’s not the years in life that count,
It’s the life you lived through those years”.
“Always in our hearts Dad”
9/2/2009 Florence 21/02/1965 date of death not indicated, used published
Ahle Leslie 'Les' Ahle Cape Breton Post 01/09/2009
Leslie 'Les' Ahle, Toronto

Born at Florence , Nova Scotia , Canada

Leslie ‘Les’ Ahle passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at his home, with his beloved companion ‘Rusty’ at his side on August 27, 2009, in his 45th year.
He was a loving husband to Dianne for over 12 years and a devoted father to Leslie, Jenny (Matthew) and Elizabeth.
He is survived by his father Leif; his sisters, Pauline, Chrissy (Keith) and Corrine and his brother, Terry (Heather); his mother and father-in-law, Mary and Ernest Noble; his brothers-in-law, Fred (Cathy) and Francis (Mary); his sisters-in-law, Bernadette (John) and Kim (Forbes). Les will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother, Amelda; his brother, Rickie and sister, Debbie.
Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, Florence with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Stephen’s Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/27/2009

Aitken Violet May (Rogers) Aitken Cape Breton Post 09/11/2009
Violet May Aitken, Sydney

Violet May Aitken, 89, passed away Nov. 7, 2009, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Spracklin) Rogers.
In her younger years, she enjoyed and was well known for pair figure skating and was an accomplished seamstress.
Violet is survived by her daughter, Wanda (Anthony) McElhatton, Ireland; sons, Brian (Carolyn), Sydney River, Glenn (Helen) and Ross, both of Sydney; sisters, Olive Brown, Lower Sackville, Helen Roland, Birch Grove, Vivian Pate, Indiana, Margaret Miller, Calgary; brothers, Gordon, North Sydney, and Sherman, Coxheath. Violet is also survived by grandchildren, Scott, Jeffery, Alicia, Mark and Bridget.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norris and a brother, Clarence Jr.
Visitation will be held Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Tuesday 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Lloyd Steves officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/7/2009 Halifax
Aitkens Wayne Aitkens Cape Breton Post 16/11/2009
Wayne L Aitkens, Westmount

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret that we the family announce the passing of Wayne Aitkens on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his family by his side.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Sadie (Englehutt) Aitkens, Westmount, and the late Melvill Aitkens.
Wayne was employed with the Sydney Steel for 36 years until his retirement. He was a member of First United Church, Westmount. He was a man of many wonderful qualities, he loved spending time in the country, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and berry picking on his family property in Wreck Cove.
Wayne enjoyed all sports, darts, bowling and playing cards (tarabish). He lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew him.
Besides his mother, Sadie, Wayne is survived by his wife, Florence (Jewer) Aitkens; two sons, Michael (Darlene) and Curtis; brother, Roger (June) Aitkens, Cambridge, Ont.; two special grandchildren, Kristen and Aiden.
Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 16 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tom Whent officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/13/2009 Sydney
Alexander Arnold J Alexander Cape Breton Post 05/05/2009
Arnold Joseph Alexander “Arnie”, 77, of Prime Brook, N.S., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on May 2, 2009. He was born in Sydney, N.S., April 26, 1932, to the late Violet and Albert Alexander. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Rose (O”Neill); sons, Brian (Janet), Spruce Grove Alta., Albert, Prime Brook; grandson, Gregory, Prime Brook; and one sister, Betty (Laurier) Wells, Sydney; many nieces, nephews; and other family and friends. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Gregory in 1985. Arnold spent many years actively involved in sports. He played for the Sydney Millionaires, was an avid bowler, and a member of the Men”s 400 & Over bowling club, coached little league baseball and was always available for coaching advice for his sons and grandson. As an industrial electrician and employee of the Sydney Steel Corporation for 35 years, Arnold retired in 1986. He was a past president and active member in the Nova Scotia Co-Op Housing and assisted many families in the construction of their first homes. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at St. Theresa”s Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A luncheon and fellowship to celebrate Arnold”s life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one”s choice. Private interment will occur at a later date. Arnold will be deeply missed but forever remembered by family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhom.com. 5/2/2009 Sydney 26/04/1931
Allan Keith Douglas Allan Cape Breton Post 16/02/2009
Keith Douglas Allan, 64, Truro, passed away Feb. 4, 2009, at home. Born in Montreal, Que., he was the son of the late Douglas and Lillian Allan. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie (Shaun) Burke; and will always be remembered and loved by his grandson, Jordan; brother, Wayne; and stepmother Irene. Keith’s wife Marilyn passed away in 2007 and it was her family that he considered his ‘heart’ family. Keith and Marilyn are survived by her brothers, Gary (Louella) MacLeod, Ian (Helen) MacLeod and her sister, Colleen (Donnie) Sives; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Carrie and Shaun would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of EMS Truro who tried so hard on the fourth to save Keith. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Kevin Richardson officiating. His final resting place will be in Sydney, N.S. at a later date beside his wife Marilyn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia are gratefully appreciated. 2/4/2009 Montreal, Quebec
Allen Arnold 'Arnie' Allen Cape Breton Post 26/05/2009
Arnold 'Arnie' Allen Born in 24/08/1945 at South Bar , Nova Scotia , Canada It is with deep sadness that we, Arnie’s family, announce his sudden passing on January 03, 2009, in Florida. Arnie was born and raised in South Bar, son of Annie Allen, Cove Guest Home and the late Arthur Allen. For many years Arnie worked construction as a welder and at the time of his death was working in Florida. Arnie is survived by sons, Alan, Ontario, Darrell, Calgary; sisters, Lorraine Cuff and Anita Webb, both of Sydney; brother, Aubrey, Fort McMurray and their families. He also left behind a great circle of friends in Florida, who loved him as a family member. Cremation and a memorial took place in Florida on an earlier date. A memorial service will be held here in Sydney, Saturday May 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church with Reverend Jackie MacDonald officiating. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be sent to Trinity United Church, 15 Matilda Street, Whitney Pier, Sydney, N.S. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 1/3/2009

Allen Marie (Young) Allen Cape Breton Post 17/10/2009
Marie Allen, Sydney Mines

Born in 28/10/1926 at Bras d'Or , Nova Scotia , Canada

Marie Allen passed away peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer with her loving family by her side.
Born in Bras d’Or, Marie was the eldest daughter of the late Benny and Eliza Young.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bob; her son, Robert (Wendy) and her daughter, Gail; brothers, Alex (Marge), Frank (Shirley); sisters, Lex (Ron), Lenora (Emerson), Sally (Brozy), Nelida, Naish (Harry); her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her dear son, Dale and brothers, Ben (Sara) and John D. (Nancy).
Marie and Bob resided in Ontario for 53 years before returning to Cape Breton. She was very active in the CWL, receiving her 55 year pin. She was in the pastoral lay ministry to the hospital and the elderly. In her parish life she proudly served for many years as a eucharistic minister and lector. Marie enjoyed her retirement in Cape Breton with her family and friends. Although she battled many illnesses, she never lost her faith. She delighted in giving to others and liked everyone she met.
The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Roy Smith and to Palliative Care, especially Susan MacKenzie, Dr. Ritter, Dr. Gormon, Dr. D’Intino, Dr. Pahil, Dr. Mahmood Ahmed, the VON Home Care and all who supported us with care and compassion and to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. God bless you all.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
We know in the shadow of God’s wings she will find eternal rest.

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10/17/2009 Bras d'Or 28/10/1926 Date of death not indicated, used published
Allen William 'Bill' Allen Cape Breton Post 12/09/2009
William 'Bill' Allen

Born in 05/03/1936 at Dartmouth , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of William Allen which occurred on Thursday Sept. 10, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dartmouth on March 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert and Beatrice (Summers) Allen.
William is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Benvie) Allen; two daughters, Maribeth Allen, (Sandy), Dartmouth, Kathryn (John) MacPherson, Rothesay, N.B.; son, Robert (Carolyn), Grand Prairie, Alta.; sister, Dorothy, Sydney; as well as his five grandchildren, Britni, K-lyn, Nathan, Airn and Sera.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service at Bill’s request. A family burial will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
A special thank you to the nursing staff of 4B and 4C of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, and also the Harbourview Rehab Centre.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .
9/10/2009 Dartmouth Mar. 5, 1936
Allison Mabel Allison Cape Breton Post 30/01/2009
93, Sydney/Glace Bay Mabel Allison, 93, of Harbour Stone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney and a former resident of Caledonia, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at her residence. Born in Glace Bay, Mabel was the daughter of the late John James and Maria Jane (Yorke) Allison. Mabel had a strong faith which she carried throughout her lifetime. She was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Mabel was a quiet woman who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and will be remembered for her compassionate nature. She is survived by one daughter, Ann (Roland) Coombes, one brother, James (Teresa), and two sisters, Viola and Camella (Mrs. Alex MacDonald), all of Glace Bay. Also surviving are Mabel's grandson, James Coombes, Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews; and one special niece, Mary Brennan, Glace Bay. Mabel was predeceased by three sisters, Allie, Rita, Mary, two brothers, Frank, Stephen and a brother and sister in infancy. Private family visitation only at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Interment at a later date in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Mabel, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/28/2009 Glace Bay
Almon Claudine Almon Cape Breton Post 23/05/2009
Claudine Gertrude Almon, 88, a resident of Taigh Na Mara passed away May 21, 2009. Born May 7, 1921 in Donkin, N.S., she was a daughter of the late William and Gertie (Hart) Oldford. She was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay, N.S. Claudia will be sadly missed by her husband of 71 years, Joseph; her daughters, Valerie (Jack) Ferguson and Joanne Almon and her sons, Wayne (Miriam), Roy (Karen) and Joel, as well as grandchildren, Valerie Jean Ferguson (Dan C. MacNeil), Kari Ferguson and John Aaron Ferguson (Ashley George), Michael Hannon, Roy Almon Jr., Colleen (Andy) Johnson and Coralee (Robby) Burrows and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Edna MacPherson, Eileen MacPherson, Annie Matheson, Muriel Duffett and Ada Fudge; brother, Norman Oldford and sisters-in-law, Annie MacNeil and Grace Oldford. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Allison Laurel Ferguson in infancy; a sister, Beulah Cavers and brothers, Leslie, Albert and Joseph Oldford. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Patten’s Funeral Home, followed at 2 p.m. by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetry, Glace Bay, N.S. Donations in Claudia’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice. 5/21/2009 Donkin 07/05/1921
Anderson Amour E Anderson Cape Breton Post 20/04/2009
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Amour Elaine Anderson of Glace Bay April 18, 2009, at Seaview Manor. Amour was the daughter of Roderick and Mary (Beaton) Anderson. Born June 18, 1923, she was a former resident of 236 Brookside St., Glace Bay, and a resident of Seaview Manor since 2005. She is survived by sisters, Mary (Earl) Demont and Thelma MacDonald, both of Glace Bay; brother, Lorne, Coxheath and sister-in-law, Marge Anderson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins all across Canada and the USA; four special grand nieces, Brittany, Caitlin, Renee and Chelsea Demont, Bloomington, Illinois. She was predeceased by a sister, Francis Broderick and a brother, Roderick Anderson. Amour was a graduate of Glace Bay High School. She worked at T. Eaton Company, Glace Bay and Halifax where she retired as executive secretary to the general manager. She was a devoted member of Knox United Church and Unit 67 of the United Church Women. She served for many years as a representative from Knox at the Presbytery level of the United Church of Canada. She enjoyed many vacations at Broad Cove Banks, Inverness, C.B. where her mother was born. The family extends sincere thanks to her caregivers at Seaview Manor and also to her doctor of many years, Dr. David Ley. Visitation will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Tuesday, April 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Reception to follow. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations are to Knox United Church or Charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca. 4/18/2009 Glace Bay
Anderson Ken Anderson Cape Breton Post 09/02/2009
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ken Anderson, 82, of Sydney Mines. Ken slipped away Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at home. Born in North Sydney, he was the only son of the late Archibald and Hilda (MacDermott) Anderson. Ken had been employed as a port agent with CNR in North Sydney for many years, before leaving to manage a fish processing plant for H.B. Nickerson’s, then moving on to National Sea Products, in North Sydney, where he would remain until his retirement at age 65. Ken was a community-minded man who took great pride in his work with many groups and organizations over the years. He was an active member and former president of the North Sydney Rotary Club. He was instrumental in bringing the ‘Rotary Clinic’ for disabled children to the Northside General Hospital; and was proud that it became a practice that was an annual event for many years afterward. It was for this type of dedication and selflessness that Ken was awarded the highest honour of the Rotary Club, becoming a ‘Paul Harris Fellow,’ as well as receiving an award presented by Sen. Robert Muir, on behalf of the Government of Canada in 1992, which recognized individuals for outstanding contributions to their communities. Ken had the honour of being the first Citizen of the Year in 1972, an award given by the North Sydney Kinsmen Club. Ken was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 North Sydney. He was a former director of the Sydney Harbour Ports Board, a dedicated member of Air Search and Rescue and St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Ken was a family man. He spent many summers camping in Cheticamp and Watson’s Siding where he later built a cottage. He enjoyed many years of camping in Whycocomagh, and several winter trips to Florida. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a great storyteller and local historian, more than willing to share his knowledge with anyone interested. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of over 60 years, Phyllis; daughters, Judy Jackson (Calvin Bradbury) and Cathy; one grandson, Tyler; three sisters, Vera Graham, Marie Viva, Minnie (Buddy) Roberts; two nieces; four nephews, and his faithful companion ‘Star.’ He was predeceased by his son in infancy, his sister-in-law, Georgie Griffin, brothers-in-law, Clarence Graham, Joe Viva and Hedley Griffin; as well as his father and mother-in-law, George and Pearl Reid. Visitation for Ken will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the C.B. Cancer Centre, Rotary Disabled Children, or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 2/6/2009 North Sydney
Andrews Beatrice Andrews Cape Breton Post 25/03/2009
It is with great sadness we announce the death of our dear mother, grandmother and sister, Beatrice Andrews, age 86, a resident of Taigh Solas and formerly of Leitches Creek, March 22, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in New Perlican, Nfld., Beatrice was the daughter of the late George and Eliza Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Darlene, North Sydney and one son, Edward John ‘Eddie’, Halifax; three grandsons, E.J., Julian and Kyle and one great-grandson Tyler; her loving sister, Margaret MacDonald, Sydney; several nieces and nephews. Beatrice will be missed by long time friends, Hughie and Lucy O’Handley, Glen and Mary Forrest, Donnie and Delores Davis, Frank Smith and Clara Beaton. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward John Andrews and her brother, Melvin Smith. Visitation for Beatrice will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday with funeral service following at 11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 3/22/2009 Perlican, Newfoundland
Andrews Hazel Janet (Ripley) Andrews Cape Breton Post 30/11/2009
Hazel Janet Andrews, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, sadly announce the peaceful passing of our wonderful mother Hazel Janet Andrews at The Cove Guest Home on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.
Born in Sydney, Hazel was the daughter of the late Herbert and Janet Ripley.
She was the longtime resident of Cottage Road and a member of First United Church.
She was a kind and loving person who was dedicated to her family. She especially enjoyed cooking and baking while finding time to knit and sew. All who entered her home were warmly welcomed. We, her children will always remember our mother’s kind nature, good sense of humor and willingness to have fun with our families.
Hazel is survived by her son, Watson (Cathy) Andrews, Sydney River; and daughter, Avril (Greg) Delaney, Sydney. Also surviving is her sister, Edie MacLeod, Sydney. She is survived by her precious grandchildren, Todd (Maralyn) Delaney, Lori (Blair) Sampson and Steven, Jaime and Donald Andrews. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Hannah, Riley, Shamus, Maria, Ryan and Jaelyn; and by many nieces and nephews.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Sandy Andrews, sisters, Zeta, Edna, Ethel, Beatie and brothers, Laun and Lewis.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday, Nov. 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialcapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/27/2009 Sydney
Andrews Jessie Bernett Andrews Cape Breton Post 08/09/2009
Jessie Bernett Andrews, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jessie Andrews, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility.
She lived with her ‘special’ niece Diane Andrews and Diane’s daughter Katie on St. Peters Road for 13 years, then at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors for five years.
Jessie was born in Sydney, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (MacIssac) Andrews.
She is survived by her son, Joe Parago (Patsy); granddaughter, Theresa (Robert) Rose, great-grandchildren, Jamie, Victoria and Morgan Rose, and daughter, Mary (Bill) Keeping. Jessie is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Andrews.
Jessie was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary (Fred) Bourgeois, Theresa Andrews, Kay (Shorty) Power and brothers, Edward (Gladys), and Allan ‘Jeep’.
During her life she worked at Snow White Laundry and St. Rita’s Hospital. She was very dedicated to her parents, having cared for both of them during lengthy illnesses. Jessie’s faith in God guided her throughout her life journey and she was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Redeemer parish. She was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces and nephews and she will be dearly missed, especially her friendly greeting of “Hi Luvy” to everyone she met.
Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Parish Building Fund or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or mem.com.
~ Forever in our hearts ~
9/7/2009 Sydney
Andrews Kitty (Smith) Andrews Cape Breton Post 23/10/2009
Kitty Andrews, Sydney

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that we, the family of Kitty Andrews, formerly of Sydney Forks, announce her peaceful passing at the Cove Guest Home on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Kate Smith.
Kitty will always be remembered as a very active member of St. Mark’s Church, Coxheath, and the Ladies Altar Guild. Her homemade buns and rolls were very much sought after at the tea and sales.
Being a sociable person who loved to talk and laugh, Kitty welcomed tourists of Cape Breton into her home, the Willows Tourist Home. Many of her guests became regulars and family friends. She was a very caring person who was always there to help others in need.
Kitty is survived by her son, Larry (Kim), Ontario; and daughter, Dawn (John) Pushie, Sydney. She is also survived by grandchildren, Trevor (Wendy) Pushie, Janine (Jason) Forrest, Chad (Amber) Pushie, Ryan, Kelley and Casey Andrews and great-grandchildren, Jack and Charlie Forrest, Ontario. Kitty also has many nieces and nephews.
Kitty was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Andrews, sisters, Hilda and Jackie, brothers, Harry, Cyril, Sidney, Alfred and Leslie.
Visitation for Kitty will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m., Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/21/2009 Glace Bay
Andrews Nancy Burke Andrews Cape Breton Post 06/08/2009
Nancy Burke Andrews, Sydney

Born in 17/08/1937 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Nancy (Burke) Andrews, formerly of Margaret Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the Northside Community Guest Home, where she had been a resident for the past two and half years.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Phyllis (Libby) Burke.
For 34 years, Nancy worked for Maritime Tel and Tel in Sydney, retiring in 1992. She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, aunt and friend.
Nancy is survived by her brother, Gary (Linda), Toronto; sister, Judy Ross, Halifax; niece, Stacey (Greg) Cummings; nephew, Keith Ross; grandnephew and grandniece, Jordan and Payton Cummings. She is also survived by her longtime friend, Lorraine MacDonald.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Andrews in 1984, and nephew in infancy.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel, Saturday, 2 p.m., with Norma Mills, DLM officiating.
Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/5/2009 Sydney
Anthis Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Anthis Cape Breton Post 04/03/2009
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Anthis, 74, a resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Born in Barrie, Ont., she was the daughter of the late James and Olive MacLeod. Betty loved knitting and playing bingo and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl (Leo) Robinson, Ingonish, Kim Sederquest, Sydney Mines; and one son, Nick Anthis, Ingonish; seven grandchildren, Shelly, Diane, Nicholas, Nick, Keith, Michael, Leah; 10 great-grandchildren, Robert, Luke, Zoe, Santia, Lydia, Carter, Sabastian, Yurik, Alexandra and Nicholi. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Wally, and a sister, Madeline. Visitation for Betty will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service to be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Charlie MacGuigan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 3/3/2009 Barrie, Ontario
Anthony Carol Anne Anthony Cape Breton Post 14/11/2009
Carol Anne Anthony

Born in 05/04/1945

Carol Anne Anthony, nee Fisher, Contreras, Cusack. The family of Carol Anne Anthony of Greenwich, Kings County, sadly wishes to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. As per her request, there will be no visitation. A private family funeral service will take place in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Full obituary information may be found by visiting www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
11/11/2009 05/04/1945
Antle Doris (Hickson) Antle Cape Breton Post 08/08/2009
Doris Antle, Sydney Forks

Doris Antle passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 5, 2009 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Wickham County, Durham, England. She was the daughter of the late Emily and Thomas Hickson and came as a war bride to Edward in 1945. They lived most of their married lives on Meadows Road, Sydney Forks.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandra Anderson, Glace Bay; her two sons, John Antle and Donald (Karen) Antle, both of British Columbia; her eight grandchildren, Vicki (Anderson) MacInnis, Robert Todd and Michael Anderson, Otto, Kaitlyn, Alex, Andrew and Taylor Antle. She is also survived by one brother, Henry Hickson, Newcastle, England. Also dear to her heart brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, both here and overseas.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ethel Hayes; three brothers, Norman, Leslie and John Hickson.
Soft and gentle with a kind word for all and a cup of tea with some of her home made goodies for all that passed through the door. She will be greatly missed.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2009 at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
8/5/2009 Wickhan County, Durham, England
Antle Emma F Antle Cape Breton Post 20/03/2009
Emma Antle of Ellsworth Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Glace Bay on June 11, 1921, Emma was a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Mae (Townes) Roper. She was a devoted member and volunteer at All Saints Memorial Church. She was a dedicated member of the Ladies Guild for over 60 years and served as its president for many years. Emma is survived by daughters, Pearl (Robert) McNeil, P.E.I., Leona (Stephen) Aucoin, Shirley Kelly; son, Johnny (Barbara), all of town. Also surviving are sister, Elsie McCabby, Ontario; sister-in-law, Rebecca Roper, New Victoria; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her faithful calico companion, Patches (a.k.a. Puss Puss). She was predeceased by husband, Leonard, sons, Clary, Wayne (in infancy) and another stillborn, brothers, Arthur, Russell, Harry and Leonard, sister, Alice (Head) and grandsons, William Leonard (in infancy) and Adam. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Interment will be in All Saints Anglican Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the church hall following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the All Saints Memorial Fund or a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 3/18/2009 Glace Bay 11/06/1921
Appleton Thomas Philip Appleton Cape Breton Post 09/11/2009
Thomas Philip Appleton, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing, at home, of Dad with his devoted family at his side.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Stanley and Margaret (Nash) Appleton.
Tom is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Shirley (Smith); children, Mark (Colleen), Mary Leigh (Lawson) Maxwell, Joel, at home and Kelly, Halifax; grandchildren, Christopher, Calgary, Colin, Halifax, Erica (Kenzie), Halifax, Allison, Napanee, and Michael, Halifax; and cherished great-granddaughter, Ellen Leigh. Also surviving are brothers, Bill (Ricky) and Roy (Blanche); sisters, Bernice (Bill), Audrey (the late Lawrence); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Arnold and Bernie and sisters, Edna, Dorothy, Annie, Joyce and Shirley.
Tom was employed for 36 years with the S&L and Devco Railways. He was a dedicated family man and a true friend with an outgoing personality and a great sense of humour. He was involved in many sports in his younger years and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Red Sox. Tom was an active member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church and its Social Club. He enjoyed camping in the Highlands, travelling and bowling, being an original member of the Devco Bowling League and the Glace Bay Senior’s Skating Club.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mary's Anglican Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, N.S. Funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Private interment at St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.
11/9/2009 Glace Bay Date of death not noted, used published date
Arcand Pauline Arcand Cape Breton Post 07/03/2009
Pauline (Lynn) Arcand Sydney Mines Pauline (Lynn) Arcand of Sydney Mines passed away peacefully on March 6, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital. She was the loving mother of Robert, Joanne, Rodney (Kim) and Randy (Jacqueline). She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren David, Emily, Jillian and Kash, her sister Wendy (Buck) and relatives & friends. She was predeceased by her parents and daughter Natalie. The family would like to thank the staff, past and present, of Taigh Solas (3rd floor), Northside General Hospital, who became her second family, for their long time care and commitment. They went above and beyond nursing care. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church with Father Hughie MacNeil officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca 3/6/2009

Armstrong Dinah Mae Armstrong Cape Breton Post 28/05/2009
Dinah Mae Armstrong, Sydney at Burin , Newfoundland , Canada We the family regret to announce the passing of our dear mother, Dinah Mae Armstrong, on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, four days before her 96th birthday. She will be sadly missed forever by all her family and friends and all who knew her. Mae was born in Burin, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Snow. Mae is survived by her sons, Bill (Gerald), with whom she lived with the last 13 years, Ray (Joanne); her daughter-in-law, Florence ‘Floss’ (Sheldon) Chant; her grandchildren, Allen, Kevin, Aaron, Meredith, Raylene and Lisa; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Eileen Snow Clements; her very loyal friends, Donnie and Junior; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mae was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Doug, sons, Doug and Gordon, her siblings, Flossie, Stan, Anne, Etta ‘Ethel’, Bill and Hayward. Mae worked at many jobs but probably will be remembered best for her smile at Woolco and Fred’s Creamery. Visitation will be held (today) Thursday, May 28 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 2 p.m. Friday, May 29 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Interment to take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow at funeral home. Donations may be to any charitable foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/26/2009

Arnold June Eileen (Bonner) Arnold Cape Breton Post 08/09/2009
June E Arnold, Ros Ferry

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that we the family announce the peaceful passing of June Eileen Arnold, 72, resident of Ross Ferry, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at her home.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Whalen) Bonner.
June is survived by her son, Grant Bradbury and daughter-in-law, Sadie, Halifax; her daughter, Diane Bradbury, Boularderie East; grandson, Cale Bradbury, Sauble Beach, Ont.; sister, Judi Saunders, Sydney; stepchildren, Rick (Heidi) Arnold, Rhode Island, Tracey (Doug) Mutimer, California, Alyson Arnold, Rhode Island; step-grandchildren, Rob Arnold, Nate Arnold, Vanessa Burkhart, Tristan Vivian, Adam Bricault.
June was predeceased by her husband, Robert Arnold and stepdaughter, Linda.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care, VON, and the Home Care Services for the excellent care given to our mother during her illness.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Drummond United Church, Ross Ferry, with Rev. Sean Handcock officiating.
Memorial donations to charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home , 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
9/5/2009 Sydney
Arsenault Barbara Arsenault Cape Breton Post 02/03/2009
Barbara Arsenault, 56, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at the MacGillivray Guest Home Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Campbell) Johnston. She was a member of Immaculate Heart parish, Mira Road. For a while she was employed at Smith’s Bakery in Ashby and then later she was bakery manager at Sobeys. Barbara loved music and dancing and she enjoyed the company of her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Bernie; her daughter, Leasa and; son, Trevor. Also left to mourn are her sisters, Margaret ‘Mickey’ (Frank) Kokocki, Sydney, Georgina (George) Gale, Sydney, Joanne (Brian) MacDonald, Ontario, Raylene (Paul) Drysdale, Sydney, Earlene (Joe) Landry, Sydney, Rose (Kevin) MacDonald, Glace Bay; and her brothers, Gary (Maggie), Ontario, Thomas (Gail) Bras d’Or, Joey, Ontario, and Cecil (Chris) Ontario. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Family will be at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday to greet friends. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Please go to www.mem.com to leave online condolences and to sign the guest book. The family would like to take this time to thank the staff of MacGillivray Guest Home for all the loving kindness and wonderful care given to Barbara during her stay there. 2/28/2009 Sydney
Arsenault Gregory Arsenault Cape Breton Post 14/10/2009
Gregory Arsenault, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

On Oct. 12, 2009, Greg lost a four-month battle with cancer; with his wife Judy and other family members by his side.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Reynolds) Arsenault.
Greg worked at Shore Food Fair for 15 years and was a miner for 20 years. Greg loved fishing, reading and his Sunday drives with Judy.
Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Judy (nee MacIntyre); four children, Gregory ‘Zeke’ (Terry), Russell (Kathy), Gary and Cora (Brian); granddaughter, Carol Ann; brother, Raymond (Mary), Glace Bay; sister, Mary MacLean, Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Greg was predeceased by four brothers, Joey, Michael ‘Butch’, Alan and Billy, and sister, Elsie Devison.
Viewing this evening (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, followed by cremation. Funeral Mass, Friday, 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, Fr. Leo Boone officiating.
Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to Cancer patient care fund or charity of choice.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff of 3East at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility for their kindness and support; Palliative Care and the VON for their care; and a special thank you to Fr. Boone for his support and prayers.
10/12/2009 Glace Bay
Arsenault Marion 'Monie' Arsenault Cape Breton Post 11/05/2009
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Monie Arsenault on May 9, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Bras d’Or, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Marsh) Swann. A cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend, she was an inspiration to all who met her. She was a humble, religious lady with a heart of gold, whose whole life centered around her children. She truly defined ‘mother’. Not one to be socially active outside her home, there was nothing she enjoyed more than having a conversation and a cup of tea with the many friends and family who visited her, especially in the latter years when her mobility became more difficult. She never ceased to amaze people with her impeccable memory and stories of years past. She always said “I love people”, and it showed, with every kind word or gesture done. An avid Blue Jays fan, she was never too tired to watch a game or recall the stats. She is survived by her three children, Art (Gwen), Big Bras d’Or, Cassie (Norman) Brochu, Millville, and Oscar (Debbie), Lower Sackville; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bridget (Reginald) Thurbide, Mill Creek, and Lois Currie, Bras d’Or; her sisters-in-law, Julia Swann, Florence and Marie Dandy, Alder Point; daughters-in-law, Linda, Halifax, and Glenda, Sydney Mines; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fred, three sons, William, Peter and Joseph, brothers, Dennis, Oscar and Bryce, sisters, Katie and Maggie and her daughter-in-law, Brenda Arsenault. Visitation today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Minees. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish, Bras d’Or or a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. ‘Never say good bye, just say so long’ 5/9/2009 Bras d'Or
Arsenault William Arsenault Cape Breton Post 15/06/2009
William Arsenault, Glace Bay at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Roderick 'Billy' Arsenault, 59, of 33 Roost St., who passed away, his family by his side, on Saturday, June 13, 2009, after a long battle with liver disease. Billy was a son of the late Michael Bernard and Dorothy (Reynolds) Arsenault. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Bernadette (MacKenzie) Arsenault; three children, Lori Arsenault (daddy's precious angel), at home, Roger (Elisha) and J.B.(Amanda), both of Glace Bay; four wonderful grandchildren, Desiree, Riley, Makaila and Nicole; brothers, Raymond (Mary) and Greg (Judy), both of Glace Bay; sister, Mary McLean, Sydney; along with many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Joey, Allan and Michael 'Butch' and sister, Elsie Devison. We, the family, would like to thank the Halifax nursing staff and Glace Bay nursing staff for all their help and concern with his battling disease; those especially of 3rd west wing and palliative care nurses, Tammy, Natalie and Bernadette. Special thank you to Dr. Cadegan and Dr. Peltekian for their sincere care. Visitation for Billy will be held in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m. in St. Leo's Church. Donations in Billy's memory are suggested to the Liver Foundation. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 6/13/2009

Ashford Claude Ashford Cape Breton Post 04/04/2009
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather and brother Claude E. Ashford, age 86, longtime resident of Margaret Street, on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., Claude was the son of the late John Thomas and Annie (Best) Ashford. In his earlier years Claude was employed with H.B. Nickerson & Sons Ltd, North Sydney, he then sailed on iron ore boats for the Dominion Coal Company, later worked as a stevedore with C.N. Marine, and retiring as a steward with Marine Atlantic vessels on March 1, 1986. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a long time member of the Fulton Orange Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife Florence 'Flossie' (Lewis) Ashford; his daughter, Ann Ball, Balls Creek; his son, Wayne (Gail) Ashford, Georges River; one brother, Russell (Gladys) Ashford, North Sydney; three grandchildren, Geoffrey, Andrew and Melissa and by three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, James Ashford, and his son-in-law, Charlie Ball. Visitation for Claude will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Monday at 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 4/2/2009 Rose Blanche, Newfoundland
Atkinson Catherine 'Katie' (Hussey) Atkinson Cape Breton Post 24/11/2009
Catherine 'Katie' Atkinson

Catherine ‘Katie’ Atkinson went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in her 97th year at Stirling Heights LTCC.
Katie was the loving and dearly loved wife of the late Richard Atkinson (1995).
Dear mother of Shirley (Ron Clements) and Margaret (Dr. Bob Handfield). She leaves behind her grandchildren, Ron and Brenda Clements and Dave and Lorie Clements, all of Cambridge, Robert and Tracey Handfield, Summerland, B.C., and Beth and David Sutton, Penticton, B.C. Her precious great-grandchildren Zachary, Katlin and Emma Clements, Cambridge, and Dawson and Allison Handfield, Summerland, B.C. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, John Atkinson, Guelph, Ont.; and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay, N.S.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her dear and faithful friend, Ruth Barar.
Katie was predeceased by her sister, Ann Andrews, New York, and her brother, Bill Hussey, Glace Bay, N.S.
Katie was born on her beloved island of Cape Breton and moved with Richard and their family to Cambridge in 1953.
She was a soldier with the Salvation Army, Cambridge Citadel, where she attended the Home League and the Naomi Group. She was a founding member of the Cape Breton Ladies Club.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Salvation Army, Cambridge Citadel, 16 Shade St., Cambridge, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 4 p.m.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff in Cabral House, at Stirling Heights LTCC for their loving care and respect they showed to Katie.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home, Cambridge.
www.corbettfuneralhome.ca
11/21/2009 Cape Breton
Atkinson Elizabeth 'Betty' (Robertson) Atkinson Cape Breton Post 15/12/2009
Elizabeth 'Betty' Atkinson (nee Robertson), Toronto

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Atkinson (nee Robertson) passed away peacefully at Toronto on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in her 82nd year, beloved wife of the late Edward ‘Ted.’
Loving mother of Sandra (David) Burnside, Edward ‘Ted’, Tom (Cheryl) and the late Patricia Petrow. Dear grandma of Stephanie, Kevin, Kaitlin, Renee, Maya and Brian.
Visitation was held at the Giffen-Mac ‘Danforth’ Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont., M4C 1L3.
Funeral service at Beach United Church, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Daily Food Bank. Condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
12/11/2009

Atkinson Mary E Atkinson Cape Breton Post 28/02/2009
Mary Ellen Atkinson 70, Port Caledonia It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved mother, Mary Atkinson, Feb. 26, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, June 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Evelyn (Brophy) Ayre. Mary was a member of the St. Luke Anglican Church, Port Caledonia. Although Mary was a private and reserve lady, she greatly enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. Mary enjoyed walking and visiting friends for a hot cup of tea. She had a profound appreciation for the country and the ocean. She will be sadly missed by her family and all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy (Brian), Alberta; a son, Alan (Theresa), Alberta; a sister, Catherine (John); two brothers, Allan (Ann) and Alphonse (Carol); two sister-in-laws, Christine and Geraldine. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Sean, Carissa, Tina, Jordan, Adam and three great grandchildren, Jemiah, Aeden and Gabby. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Skippy) Atkinson; two sons, Shawn and David; brother, Bill and a granddaughter, Tabitha. Visitation for the late Mary Ellen Atkinson will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday March 1 from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at St. Luke Anglican Church in Port Caledonia on Monday March 2 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vernon W. Reid officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Special thanks are extended to the Palliative Care and to all those who provided exceptional care during Mary's illness. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Luke Anglican Church, Palliative Care or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with … 2/26/2009 Sydney 27/06/1938
Aucoin Diane Agnes Aucoin Cape Breton Post 05/01/2009
Diane Agnes Aucoin July 27, 1947-Jan. 2, 2009 Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we, the family of Diane Aucoin announce that she passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the QE II in Halifax, surrounded by her loving family, after a valiant battle with heart and lung disease. Born in Reserve Mines, Diane was a daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McNeil) Currie. Besides her parents, Diane was predeceased by her father-in-law, Charlie Aucoin. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 37 years, Brian; and two sons, Brad (Susanne) and Kyle (Laurie); and her two cherished grandsons, Callum and Benjamin; as well as her mother-in law, Christine; by her loving sister, Marilyn (Joe) McMullin; and many nieces and nephews. Diane worked as a CNA at St. Joseph's Community Hospital, mostly in the obstetrics department - a job she dearly loved. She also worked for several years at the Seaview Manor nursing home. Diane loved nursing and brought her gifts of caring and compassion to her job. Diane cared for people and believed that everyone had the right to be treated with love and dignity. During her prolonged sickness she was fortunate to be treated with the same care, dedication and dignity by the many doctors and nurses that attended her. Diane loved reading, taking care of her family, and children, her own as well as others. She especially cherished her time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Anne's parish, Glace Bay. Visitation for the late Diane Aucoin will take place at Curry's Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, Fr. Reg Currie presiding. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations in Diane's memory are suggested to the Heart and Stroke Foundation E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/2/2009 Reserve Mines
Aucoin Gerald 'Gerry' Aucoin Cape Breton Post 25/06/2009
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Gerald ‘Gerry’ Aucoin announce his sudden passing at home on June 23, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Gerald and Theresa (Crewe) Aucoin. He had been employed at the Sydney Steel Plant for over 30 years, retiring in 1995 and in his early years worked at David’s Groceries on Charlotte Street. Gerry enjoyed visits from family, neighbours and friends and loved spending time on his patio and front step. Gerry is survived by his three sisters, Barbara (Bev) Pearl, Tancook Island, Janet (Fred) Griffin, Sydney, Michelle (Sheldon) Roach, Lower Sackville; sister-in-law, Sharon Aucoin, Ottawa; and by his old faithful companion ‘Buddy’. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at St. Theresa’s Church, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. A reception will take place in St. Theresa’s Hall. Donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 6/23/2009 Sydney
AuCoin Josephine AuCoin Cape Breton Post 04/03/2009
Josephine AuCoin, 59, formerly of New Waterford, died peacefully Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Glades Lodge, Halifax. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Beatrice (Poirier) AuCoin. She is survived by her sisters, Leona (Jack Macdonald), Toronto, Monica (Dale Smith), Halifax; nephews, Shane (Jessica) and Todd Smith, Halifax; and her uncle, Paul/’Midi’ (Yvonne) Poirier, Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. She was predeceased by her brother, Willie Joe AuCoin (2001). Visitation will take place Thursday, March 5 from 1-2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, 862-6439, with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Josephine was a former longtime resident of Braemore Home, Sydney River. She endeared herself to all who knew her and will be sadly missed by her family, friends and staff of both the Glades Lodge and Braemore Home. Josie has ‘gone home’. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Braemore Home Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Sydney River, N.S., B1P 6H4. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 3/2/2009 New Waterford
AuCoin Josephine 'Jo' (MacIntyre) AuCoin Cape Breton Post 30/07/2009
Josephine 'Jo' AuCoin, Sydney

Born in 06/11/1917 at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

We the family announce the passing of Josephine ‘Jo’ AuCoin , 91, Sydney on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford on November 6, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Dougald and Sarah (MacDonald) MacIntyre.
Jo was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the CWL in Sydney.
Jo and her husband Severan lived in Westmount where they raised their three children, Keith, Shannon and Lorne. In the early 1970s Jo and Sev moved to Sydney and spent their retirement years enjoying dancing, cards and bowling. She was a member of ‘Club 55’ and the Sydney Steelworkers Pensioner’s Club.
She was a dedicated homemaker and her family always came first. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Jo is survived by her children, Keith (Dolena), Windsor, NS, Shannon (John ‘Chick’) Chisholm, Dartmouth, Lorne (Mary), Sydney Forks; grandchildren, Tanya (Eric) and Peter (Jennifer), Allyson, Robyn and Justin Chisholm, Martin and Erin AuCoin and two great-grandsons, Zavin Peter and River Thomas AuCoin; many wonderful nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Eileen MacDonald.
She was predeceased by her husband, Severan; sisters, Margaret MacPhee and Florence MacKenzie; brothers, John Malcolm and John Angus; stepsisters, Rachel Beaton and Sr. Sadie Beaton, CND.
Visitation for the late Josephine AuCoin will take place at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney on Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Sydney with Fr. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Heartfelt thanks to the caregivers and support staff of Fisherman’s Cove, who lovingly cared for her. As well, many thanks to the dedicated clergy and physicians who cared for her over the years.
Donations may be made in Josephine’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
7/28/2009 New Waterford Nov. 6, 1917
AuCoin Judith Ann (Pelrine) AuCoin Cape Breton Post 16/06/2009
June 13, 2009, Judy Aucoin went to sleep for the last time in her daughter’s arms. Those close to her knew her as a warm, strong, caring, admirable and tenacious woman who loved a cup of tea and a good game of cards with a little gossip on the side. In her nine years battling cancer she rarely let anyone know she was fighting it. She made sure that cancer was going to get the worst of her, not the best. Judy worked for the Nova Scotia government for 30 years, first at the Point Edward Hospital and then in the Department of Municipal Affairs before retiring in 1994. She then went on to volunteer with various organizations including Fancie’s Gift Shop in Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Revenue Canada’s Income Tax Program to name a few. Judy was predeceased by her husband, James Anthony AuCoin, her parents, Mary Lillian (Marr) and Joseph Augustus Pelrine. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer in Halifax; brother, Kenneth (Madeline) in Lower Sackville, and many dear friends in Sydney. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place at Holy Rosary Church in Westmount June 18 at 2:30 p.m. with lunch at Branch 128 afterward. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com 6/13/2009

Aucoin Mary 'Aggie' (MacInnis) Aucoin Cape Breton Post 01/09/2009
Mary 'Aggie' Aucoin, New Waterford

Born in 20/07/1910 at Thorburn , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my mother, Mary Agnes Aucoin, a resident of Maple Hill Manor and formerly of Wood Avenue, New Waterford, NS, on Friday, August 30, 2009.
Aggie was born in Thorburn, NS on July 20, 1910, daughter of the late Daniel MacDonald and Mary MacInnis.
She is survived by an only son, Wayne, wife Madeleine of Tillsonburg, ON; two grandchildren, Jason Aucoin (Amy Falbo) of Sudbury, ON, Nadine Macey (Keith) and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Ashlyn Macey of Barrie, ON.
Besides her parents, Aggie was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius (Cornie) in 1982; her two brothers, Phonie MacDonald, John (Dude) MacDonald; sisters, Peggy McIntyre, Florence McKenna, Irene Blackwood, Rita Chiasson and their spouses.
Aggie 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, NS.
A funeral mass of celebration will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford. A luncheon will follow mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. All are invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maple Hill Manor would be appreciated.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/30/2009 Thorburn July 20, 1910
Auld Dorothy "Dot" Auld Cape Breton Post 12/12/2009
Dorothy 'Dot' Auld, Kemptville

Dorothy Auld nee Williams, on November 22, 2009, at the Kemptville District Hospital, Ontario, at the age of 93.
She was a longtime resident of Coxheath, N.S.
Beloved wife of the late Holden Blehr (Bud) Auld.
Dearest mother of Nancy Bettez (Paul), Westport, Ont., Kenneth Auld (Lori),Edmonton, Alta., and Linda Wise (Jeff Hoyle), Centreville, Ont. Loving Gramma of Jason Bettez (Jennifer Fairbairn), Liette Bettez (Nicholas Minns), Jordan, Sydney and Dana Auld, Meghan Hallett (Troy Mott), Evan and Graham Wise and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister, Jean France, Vernon, B.C.
Predeceased by her brother, Paul. Fondly remembered by two nieces and a nephew in Sydney.
The family wishes to thank down-east relatives and friends for their help and support during Dot’s last few years in Cape Breton.
At her request there was no visitation. Cremation. Burial in Cape Breton at a later date.
11/22/2009

Aylward John Aylward Cape Breton Post 14/07/2009
John Aylward, Montreal
Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden peaceful passing of our beloved brother, John Aylward, on July 5, 2009, at his summer home in Montreal.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Albert ‘Baldy’ and Mary (Peddle) Aylward. Travelling and settling in Montreal at age 17. He is survived by his beloved wife, Giuseppina ‘Josie’ Pepe, Montreal; brothers, Brian Peddle, Joseph Aylward, both of North Sydney, Derrick Aylward and his wife, Helen of Cambridge, Frank Aylward and his wife, Suzanne Sable of Toronto and one sister, Wanda (Aylward) MacKay and husband, Kevin of Sydney; brother-in-law, Pasquale (Christianne) Pepe, father-in-law, Agostino and late Bambina (Di Re) Pepe, of Montreal; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation was held at Magnus Poirier Funeral Complex, Montreal on July 8, 2009, services followed with Fr. Williams officiating. Burial took place July 9, 2009, at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.
7/5/2009 Sydney Mines
Babin Helen Babin Cape Breton Post 17/06/2009
Helen Babin, 87, passed away on Sunday night, June 14, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Helen lived a long and rich life, mostly in Dominion. In the early part of her life, Helen travelled throughout Nova Scotia with her husband, Joseph Leonard Babin, who was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She resettled in Dominion where she and Joe brought up their two daughters, Suzanne and Irene. After the early death of her husband Helen took care of her mother Sadie MacVarish for many years. It was during that period Helen began her long voluntary career in Dominion. Helen chaired the social services committee and was instrumental in raising money for youth sports, and was especially proud of helping to establish another baseball field for the town. In 2002 she received a lifetime achievement award, “presented to an outstanding citizen who has demonstrated through involvement in sports and community activities her dedication in helping the youth of the Town of Dominion”. For the past 30 years until her death Helen remained an avid bowler and bowled weekly with two teams. She was an active member of the CWL. Helen was deeply loved by her friends and by her family. Her daughters Irene and Suzanne are especially saddened and will deeply miss their beloved mother. Helen leaves behind four grandchildren, Shawn Higgins, Kelly Ann Higgins, Michael Higgins and Holly Deveaux Babin, as well as five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 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 at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to the Babin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. And finally her daughters would like to extend special thanks to Theresa Wadden and Sandra Ellsworth who were always there whenever Helen needed help. 6/14/2009

Bachanski Peter Bachanski Cape Breton Post 04/07/2009
Peter Bachanski - Peter Bachanski lost his brave battle with cancer, Sunday, June 28, 2009, peacefully, with his family by his side in Miami, Florida. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife, Albena; daughter, Anna (husband Jerry); son, Derek (wife Louise) and his grandchildren, Aaron, Kevin, Mark and, Jill. Peter is also survived by his sister Eva Kandravy and Olga Simko of Montreal, Quebec. He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents of Sydney, Nova Scotia; brother of the late Katie, Mary, Helen, Ann, Charlotte, Minnie, Pauline, Sophie and his brother, Johnny. Memorial services will take place in Miami, Florida, with cremation and burial to take place at a later date. 6/28/2009

Bachynsky Bohdan 'Bob' Bachynsky Cape Breton Post 02/05/2009
Our loving husband and father, Bob Bachynsky, 69, of Sydney River passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is the son of the late Iwan and Anna (Zahayewich) Bachynsky. Bob retired as a teacher from the Canadian Coast Guard College, Westmount, where he was also superintendent of the science department. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church and Our Lady of Fatima parish. Bob was a Moses M. Cody 3rd Degree Council and William B. MacLeod 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the first vice-president of the Cape Breton branch of the FSNA, and also Provincial Deputy Regional Director. Bob was a tutor for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He was an avid photographer, and he volunteered with the Boys Scouts of Canada, the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society and other church and community projects. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Berladyn) Bachynsky; son, Ted (Kelli Mulley), grandson, Alexander, Victoria, B.C.; son, Ivan (Jennifer Nicholson), grandsons, Andrew, William and Matthew, Rothesay, N.B.; daughter, MairiAnna (Dimitrios Evangelou) and granddaughter, Alexia, Toronto, Ont.; sister, Eugenia (Eugene) Steciuk, Montreal. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will take place Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church with Fr. Roman Dusanowskyj. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Hospice, Palliative Care Society, or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/29/2009 Montreal, Quebec
Bagnell Brian William Bagnell Cape Breton Post 31/01/2009
Angus, Ont. Brian William Bagnell of Angus, passed away peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer Jan. 23, 2009, in his 31st year. Beloved husband of Chantal. Cherished father of Jacob. Loving son of Barbara and John Bagnell. Dearest brother of Stephen. Loved son-in-law of Connie and Richard St. Laurent. Dear brother-in-law of Kathrin St. Laurent. Special uncle of Alexia. Brian will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends. At Brian's request, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the Steven R. Bridge Funeral Home, Angus, Ont., today (Saturday), Jan. 31, 2009, from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the RVH Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit our website at www.bridgefuneralhome.com. 1/23/2009

Bagnell Joseph William ‘Dody’ Bagnell Cape Breton Post 31/12/2009
Joseph William ‘Dody’ Bagnell, Louisbourg

Born at Louisbourg , Nova Scotia , Canada

Joseph William Bagnell passed away peacefully at Cape Breton Regional Hospital palliative care unit, Sydney, on Dec. 24, 2009.
Born in Louisbourg, he was the son of the late Joseph Albert Bagnell and Mary Margaret (MacRury) Bagnell.
He worked 28 years with S&L Railway and Devco, then he became a full-time fisherman.
Survived by his wife, Jean (MacVicar) Bagnell; sons, Kevin, Parker (Suzanne), Tim (Fonia); daughters, Cheryl, Lisa (Bernie); grandchildren, Audrey, Victor, Rebecca, Jessica, Sophie, Clifton and Matthew; sister, Mabel Hanham; sister-in-law Serella Bagnell. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Joseph was also predeceased by his son, Brent Alan, grandson, Aiden, brother, Weldon, sisters, Florence and Christine (husband Robert Rendall), brother-in-law, Daniel Hanham.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at First United Church, Louisbourg, N.S. The service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens in the Christus Garden.
Online condolences may be made to our webpage, www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of …

Joseph 'Dody' Bagnell, Louisbourg

26/12/2009 - We regret to announce the passing of Joseph ‘Dody’ Bagnell, December 24, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Visitation will take place at the First United Church, Main Street, Louisbourg on January 3, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with funeral services taking place on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Matthew Fillier officiating. A complete obituary to follow.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
12/24/2009 Louisbourg
Bagnell William 'Bill' Bagnell Cape Breton Post 06/01/2010
William 'Bill' Bagnell, Sydney

Born at Halifax , Nova Scotia , Canada

We regret to announce the death of our beloved brother, Bill ‘Uncle Bill’ as he was affectionately known by his family, at the Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, on Dec. 29, 2009.
Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Roland 'Rolie' and Marguerite (Giles) Bagnell.
In the early years, Bill enjoyed riding his bike everywhere and taking pictures. Later, he really enjoyed his video camera. At the Seaview Manor, he had so much fun with all the weekly activities. Mostly, Bill loved the trips the manor would take to the casino; the staff made sure he got there one more time in the fall.
A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Seaview Manor for giving our beloved ‘Uncle Bill’ so many years of attentive care. Bill truly enjoyed spending his day surrounded by the wonderful staff and residents. The last few years, Bill was truly happy and it was in large part to you. We will be forever grateful.
Bill is survived by his brother, Richard (Sylvia); nephews, Bill (Carolyn), Brian (Dawn) and niece, Karen (Ian); brother, Robert (Robina); nieces, Nancy (Stephen) and Sharon Gildert. Uncle Bill was also survived by grandnieces and nephews, Will, Daniel, Josh, Robert, Victoria, Shannon, Emily, Sara, Katie, Matea and Lexi.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew, Dr. Robin ‘Rob’ Gildert.
Visitation for Bill will be held at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow.
Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, First United Church, Sydney, or the Cape Breton Shrine Club or charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
12/29/2009 Halifax
Baigent Margaret Colleen (Bonnell) Baigent Cape Breton Post 04/12/2009
Margaret (Bonnell) Baigent , Halifax

Born at Westmount , Nova Scotia , Canada

Margaret Colleen (Bonnell) Baigent, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Halifax with her family at her bedside on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.
Born in Westmount, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Agnes Bonnell.
Colleen will be remembered for her smile and loving kindness to others. She loved to have family and friends drop by for a cup of tea and some of her famous biscuits. She loved to bake and there were always cookies for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband, Harry, her best friend and high school sweetheart. They married in 1952 and enjoyed 57 happy years together. Throughout their married life, they travelled the country with Harry’s work with the telephone company, living in Cape Breton, Montreal, Boulder, Colorado, Grand Prairie, AB, Keremeos, Kamloops and Invermere, BC, Ottawa and Halifax, retiring to Truro and later to Halifax. Colleen’s warm and generous spirit rewarded her with life-long friendships across Canada and the US. She especially looked forward to Christmas, which brought cards and news from each of them. Over the years, until health issues interfered, Colleen volunteered her time with many great causes, including hospital auxiliaries, the United Church, private nursing registry, the Lupus Society and the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
She was devoted to her family, always making their needs her priority.
Her family, friends and all of those whose lives she touched and enriched will lovingly and dearly miss her.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Bainbridge (Glenn), Vancouver and Wendy Brunt (Rod), Halifax and her sons, David Baigent (Jenny) and Rick Baigent (Martha), both of Halifax. She adored her grandsons, Michael Bainbridge (Shauna), Sooke, BC, Nicholas (Pam), Vancouver, Adam Baigent, England, Kyle Baigent, Fredericton, Mark Baigent and Scott Baigent, Halifax; and her granddaughter, Lindsay Bainbridge (such a joy), Vancouver, as well as her great-grandsons, Connor and Logan Bainbridge, Sooke, BC. She is also survived by her sister, Anna MacGillivary (George); brothers, Owen (Anne), Aubrey, Roy (Fern), Donnie (Anne) Bonnell; and sister-in-law, Rose Bonnell, all of Sydney, Cape Breton.
She was predeceased by her brother, Harvey and sister-in-law, Edwina Bonnell.
She was very fond of her nephews and nieces, especially Nancy.
Colleen was eternally grateful for the excellent care and concern given to her from Dr. Geordie Richardson, her family physician. The family also extends their special thank you to Dr. Richardson, as well as Dr. Ross Leighton, LPN Joan Merrick, the VON, Rev. David Hann and all who made it possible for Colleen to remain at home with her husband and family during the last year of her declining health.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with funeral service held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held following the service at the funeral home.
By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Lupus Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/2/2009 Westmount
Bailey Lucy (Webb) Bailey Cape Breton post 15/10/2009
Lucy Bailey, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Lucy Bailey on October 13, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Theresa (Gaulton) and the late Chester Webb. Lucy worked at the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney for many years and the Pharmasave drugstore. She was involved in harness racing with her husband Kevin and son Gregory. Many evenings she and Kevin could be found socializing with the local horsemen at Tim Horton’s.
She is survived by her loving mother, Theresa (Gaulton) Webb; her adoring husband, Kevin; beloved son, Gregory; loving sisters, Celina ‘Minnie’ Gottwald, Donna (Bill) Durdle, both of New Waterford; brothers, Gordie (Wanda) Webb, Belleville, ON, Ronnie (Tina) Webb, Petawawa, ON; father and mother-in-law, Len (Colleen), Mira; sisters- -in-law, Nancy (Donald) Pastuck, River Ryan, Charlene (Robert) Villa, New Waterford; special pet cat ‘Pugsly’, niece and best friend, Kim Gottwald, along with many nieces and nephews and numerous good friends.
Besides her father, Chester Webb Sr. she was also predeceased by her brother, Chester Jr. and mother-in-law, Dorothy Bailey; brother-in-law John ‘Gooks’ Gottwald.
Visitation for the late Lucy Bailey will take place today (Thursday) Oct. 15, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford (862-7500). A funeral mass celebrating Lucy’s life will take on Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at The Parish Church Of Saint Leonard’s, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. A luncheon will be held immediately following the funeral mass in the parish hall, 310 Convent St., New Waterford, all are welcomed to attend.
To view Lucy’s online book of memories, or express your condolences directly to the family, please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
10/13/2009 New Waterford
Bailey Pamela Haroldene Bailey RN Cape Breton Post 22/01/2009
Sydney Mines With love and sadness, the family of Pamela Haroldene Bailey, celebrate her life and regret to announce her passing on Jan. 21, 2009, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Pam's strong faith carried both her and her family through her short illness. Born in England on May 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Harold William and Daisy Elizabeth (Allen) Stubbert. She was a member and elder of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Pam will be greatly missed by her loving husband and best friend, James David Bailey; her son, David (Tracy) Charlesworth; and daughter, Susan (Leonard) Snow; as well as her stepchildren, Fred, Marg, Judy, Diana and Danny; grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Pam is also survived by her aunt, Margaret MacLennan; and cousins, Elma, Betty, Linda and Kathy. Pam was predeceased by her infant son, Peter, and her uncle, Russell Stubbert. Special thanks to her best friends, Cassie Brochu and Pat MacLeod, Dr. Michel McKeough and the staff at 4 West, Northside General Hospital as well as Rev. David Luker. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Luker officiating. The funeral is under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The burial will take place at a later date. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. Donations in Pam's memory may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church, the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 1/21/2009 England on May 9, 1944
Bailey Theresa Muriel (Richards) Bailey Cape Breton Post 24/11/2009
Theresa Muriel Bailey

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Theresa Muriel Bailey (Richards) on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at home, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nora (O’Toole) Richards.
She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines.
Theresa enjoyed walking, camping and nature, especially birds.
During the last couple of weeks, during our mother’s illness, she was confined to her bed, suffering in silence, never uttering one complaint. She amazed everyone around her with her smile, her strength and courage, and her undying positive attitude. Her inner strength gave us the ability to smile and remain positive on a daily basis as we greeted her each day in her room. She made a lasting and unforgettable impression with her unselfish motherly instinct to protect us. Our strength in the future will be guided through her amazing attempt to survive her illness.
May the Lord, his angels and servants protect her like she tried to protect us with her unforgettable and amazing strength and most of all her persistent will to live.
Theresa is survived by her companion, Sidney Tremblett; daughters, Wanda (Billy) Dicks, Georges River, Brenda (Edward) MacDonald, Sydney Mines, Glenda Bailey, Mississauga, Ont., and Verna (Grant) Bailey, North Sydney. She is also survived by grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Foster, Joan (Lawrence) Hurley, Marion (Johnny) Bushnik and Verna (Cameron) MacNeil; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her loving husband Stanley (Tuller) Bailey, brother, Joseph Richards and sister, Shirley Clarke.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. A memorial mass to celebrate Theresa’s life will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to palliative care.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
11/23/2009 Sydney Mines
Baker Catherine 'Cathy' Baker Cape Breton Post 26/09/2009
Catherine 'Cathy' Baker

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Cathy Baker in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Florence Baker. Cathy was employed at various jobs up until her illness. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Cathy is survived by her loving husband, Norman MacLeod, and his extended family. By Cathy's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Online condolences may be sent to our website at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
9/24/2009 Sydney
Baker Frances Clara Baker Cape Breton Post 22/01/2009
89, Sydney It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce that mom passed away to be in the loving arms of the 'Love of her life' her husband and her heavenly father, Jan. 20, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with her adoring family by her side. Frances was a lifetime member of St. Theresa parish CWL. She was strong in life and strong in dying. Her favourite pastime was preparing food for her family and friends. Frances will be sadly missed by her extended families on Columbia Street and Tillock Drive. You will always be remembered by Frances' children. Our mom was the most kind, loving, caring and generous person who devoted her entire life to raising her family. Everyone who knew mom, knew how special a person she was. Frances was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Planetta) Wludyka. Frances is survived by her seven daughters, Lorraine Beaton-Costigan, Sydney, Shirley (John) Assoun, Sydney, Elaine (George) Long, Sydney, Loretta Baker (John), Bedford, Roseann (Gary) Wells, Bedford, Darlene (Michael) Sullivan, Sydney, Janet Baker, Sydney; eight sons, Richard (Janet), Vancouver Islands, Raymond (Sharon), Lower Sackville, Edmund (Katie), Sydney, John (Judy), Sydney, Michael (Lynn), Lower Sackville, Kenny (Vonnie), Sydney, Gary (Shelley), Sydney, Henry (Donna), Sydney; as well as 29 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Baker, sisters, Elizabeth MacKeigan and Veronica O'Brien, brother, Joseph Wludyka, and sons-in-law, Carl Beaton and Sam Costigan. In honour of Frances' wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will take place 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23 at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Family will welcome friends at St. Theresa parish centre following the mass. Interment to take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. 'So long for now Mom, God only takes the best.' Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 1/20/2009 Sydney
Baker John Arthur Baker Cape Breton Post 24/12/2009
John Arthur Baker, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Passed away surrounded by his loving family, Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
John was born in Sydney and was the son of the late Raymond and Frances (Wludyka) Baker.
John is survived by his wife, Judy (Pratt) of 37 years; two sons, John (Leigh-Anne), New Waterford, Dwayne, Sydney; three grandchildren, Jannie, Carson and Gavin. John is also survived by seven brothers, Richard (Janet), Raymond (Sharon), Ed (Katie), Michael (Lynn), Kenny (Yvonne), Henry (Donna), Gary (Shelly); seven sisters, Lorraine, Shirley (John), Elaine (George), Rosanne (Gary), Loretta (John), Darlene (Michael) and Janet.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a reception to follow.
Donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the CBRH or the VON of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
12/21/2009 Sydney
Baker Margaret Jean Baker Cape Breton Post 23/09/2009
Margaret Jean Baker, Sydney

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Margaret Jean (Cadden) Baker at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit in Sydney on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.
For the past five years, she was a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care.
Born in New Waterford, Margaret Jean was the daughter of the late Albert and Isabelle (MacNeil) Cadden.
She was an adherent of Faith Baptist Church, Sydney.
Margaret Jean is survived by her loving son, George, Sydney and London, England and sister, Isabella Moore, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Baker; brothers, William, Robert, George, Dave and Albert; many nieces and nephews in Sydney, Ontario and Alberta.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday 2 p.m., with Pastor Dan Biggar officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank the staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care for their loving care and also, the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for their kindness during her short stay there.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/21/2009 New Waterford
Baker Mary J Baker Cape Breton Post 16/04/2009
Mary Jeanette Baker 64, Sydney It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving sister, mother and grandmother, Mary Baker, on Tuesday April 14, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her devoted family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Jeanette (Aucoin) Hareguy. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going for long drives. She loved to sing and spent her pastime playing darts. Mary is survived by her children, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Baker, Calgary, and Mark (Sheila) Baker, Howie Centre, her two precious grandsons, Ethan and Liam. She is also survived by her sister, Joan MacDonald, Sydney, brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Hareguy, both of Sydney, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur ‘Buddy’ Baker. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Thursday April 16,2009 from 6-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday April 17, 2009 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of... 4/14/2009 Sydney
Balcom Harry F Balcom Cape Breton Post 20/02/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Franklyn Balcom, 91, of Westmount. Frank passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, with his son, John by his side. Born in Paradise, Annapolis County, he was the son of the late Harry and Emily (Ernst) Balcom. A veteran of the Second World War, Frank served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a former member of the RCMP. In 1950, he moved to Cape Breton with his family as field manager of the Fuller Brush Company. Frank later worked as a sales representative for Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan and Heritage Scholarship Foundation. He was an avid hunter and salmon fisherman. He enjoyed gardening and loved his raspberry patch. Frank was a former member of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Westmount, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126 and a 50 year member of the East Gate Lodge # 127. Surviving are his four children, Joan Gillis, Halifax, Ann (Dave) Benedict, Sydney Forks, John, Westmount and Rick (Rena), Shelburne; grandchildren, Paul, John D. (Michelle), Kent (Robyn), Cheryl, Ryan and Brendan; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Archie, Royce, Hana and Austin. He is also survived by his brother, Edward (Hattie) Balcom of Paradise. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Betty (October 2008); brothers, Eugene, Russ, Aub, Don, Norm and Al; granddaughter, Nancy Nicole; son-in-law, Danny Gillis. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Christ the King on Monday, Feb. 23 at 11 a. m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca 2/18/2009 Paradise, Annapolis County
Baldwin Louise M Baldwin Cape Breton Post 13/05/2009
Louise Marie (O’Brien) Baldwin, 58, died at home May 11, 2009. Born in Sydney, Louise was a daughter of the late Bernie and Juliette (LeBlanc) O’Brien. Surviving family members are Maureen Coleman of Oakville, Ont./Cape Breton, Sharon (George) Holbeche of Oakville, Ont., Germaine (Sandy) Marshall of Lunenburg, Kathleen (Tracey) Towill of Dartmouth; 11 nieces and nephews; 20 grandnieces and nephews; aunts, Germaine LeBlanc and Estelle McMaster of Sydney, N.S.; stepdaughter, Krista (Gerry) Widla and her son, Alexander Widla of Brampton, Ont. Louise’s career spanned over 25 years in the banking industry. She met and made friends while living in Halifax, Montreal, Hong Kong, Oakville, Australia and back to her native Nova Scotia in Dartmouth. Lou lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed family, friends, live music and a good glass of red wine. Lou’s enthusiasm and sense of comic relief would lighten numerous occasions. She was a loyal and generous friend to many and a favourite aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Louise’s life had been made especially joyful in the past years by her many friends, work associates and neighbours. Particular thanks go out to Darlene Arseneau and Leesa Goode for their care and support. Our appreciation also goes to the personal care providers, palliative care and the V.O.N. Our thanks would not be complete without mentioning her trip to Newfoundland to meet Premier Williams, who went beyond expectations to make this visit the highlight of Lou’s final months. Visitation will be held this evening (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where a memorial service will be held May 14 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to your local food bank or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com 5/11/2009 Sydney
Barnes Iris (Beck) Barnes Cape Breton Post 13/07/2009
Iris Barnes, North Sydney

Born at Sound Island , Newfoundland , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Iris Barnes, on Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sound Island, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Neil and Ethel (Stacey) Beck. Iris was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughters, Sandra Barnes, Halifax, Debra Briand, North Sydney; her granddaughter, Catherine Briand; and her sister, Gwen Gilbert of Sound Island, N.L.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker, officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
7/10/2009 Sound Island , Newfoundland
Barrett Margaret (Donovan) Barrett Cape Breton Post 09/11/2009
Margaret (Donovan) Barrett, Glace Bay

Born in 18/03/1940

Our hearts are broken and our lives have been changed forever.
We sorrowfully announce that after a very short battle with cancer Marg was called home to her eternal rest on Nov. 7, 2009. Her husband and family were by her side.
Marg was the daughter of the late George and Jean (Poirier) Donovan. She was also predeceased by her baby daughter, Jean Danielle and her sister, Mary Devison.
Left to mourn are the love of her life, her husband, Bobby and their children, Joey (Isabelle), Ann Louise (Keith) Mercer, Blaise (Cathy) and Russell (Wendy). Her grandchildren were cherished. Samantha, Dresden, Nicholas, Barrett, Rachel and Callie will miss their nan’s love, guidance and humour.
No one will ever take her place in the hearts of her brothers and sisters, Sr. Ellen Donovan, Blaise (Sheila), Jean Marie Doherty, Rita Mullins and Trish (Tommy) MacDonald and their families.
Many relatives and friends will miss the loyalty they could count on from Marg, especially Bella Warren.
Marg was very active in her community and really enjoyed darts and tarabish.
She will be remembered as a very caring and unselfish person who worked tirelessly to help anyone in need. Canada 125 Medal was bestowed upon her as a testament to her endless volunteer work.
No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. We will celebrate her life 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at St. John’s Church, New Aberdeen, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A reception in her honour will follow at the Hub Club.
No flowers by request.
11/7/2009 18/03/1940
Barrie Anna 'Peggy' M Barrie Cape Breton Post 16/05/2009
Anna 'Peggy' Barrie, London Born in 06/11/1932 at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada With tender and affectionate hearts her family announces her peaceful passing at Victoria Hospital in London, Ont., Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the young age of 76 years old. Born in North Sydney on November 6, 1932, Peggy was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine ‘Cassie’ (Brewer) Burke. Before moving to London seven years ago to be with her adored daughters and their families, Peggy was an active member of St. Joseph Church as a choir member and a member of the Catholic Women’s League. She was passionate and kindhearted with her volunteering at the Northside Guest Home. When she made the move to London she was missed by many friends who remembered her fondly as a happy and outgoing person who always gave a helping hand to others. Her treasured and devoted best friend Peggy Wilkie flew to London to surprise her for Mom’s 70th birthday party with her family. Peggy is survived by her oldest daughter, Beth and husband, Brian Kelly; her middle daughter, Ann (Wolfe) and husband Irwin Zaifman; her youngest daughter, Bonnie and husband, Tim Burden. The sparkle of Mom’s blue eyes was brightest when she or anyone spoke of her eight grandchildren, Nicole and Krystal Kelly, Cindy and Larry Wolfe, Jacob and Zoe Zaifman, Matthew and Kaitlyn Burden. Peggy is also survived by five sisters and one brother, Kay (John) MacEachern, Port Hawkesbury, Regis (late Tom) Cameron, Monica (Brian) Shebib, Tommy Burke, all of North Sydney, Georgie (Vince) Muise, Marie (late Peter) Romeo, both of Sydney and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Teresa (late Tom) MacKinnon, Vaughan (late Graham) Bagnell; three brothers, Joseph (Vivian) Burke, Lloyd (Sharon) Burke and Michael Burke. Mom’s wish to be cremated has already taken place in London. A funeral mass for Peggy will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. A reception will follow immediately after the funeral mass with Peggy’s family and friends and all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 3/28/2009 North Sydney
Barrie Elizabeth Marie 'Betty' Barrie Cape Breton Post 08/01/2009
79, Sydney Mines It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth 'Betty' Barrie, 79, on Jan. 6, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Katie (Morrison) Stewart. Betty was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed quilt-making, sewing, knitting, reading and spending time at Groves Point, enjoying a good game of cards with family and friends. In May of 2008, Phonse and Betty had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Betty is survived by her husband, Alphonse; daughters, Debbie (David) Maddock and Shirley LeBlanc; grandsons, John, Chris and Jeffrey; and a brother, Roderick 'Poddie' (Vera) Stewart, Edmonton, Alta. She is also survived by a great-grandson, Carson Bardswich. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Katie and son-in-law, Mike LeBlanc. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be made to the VON. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home. You can join the family Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. at the John J. Nugent Firemen's Centre, Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 1/6/2009 Sydney Mines
Barrie Louis Raymond Barrie Cape Breton Post 30/09/2009
Louis Barrie, Antigonish

Born at Florence , Nova Scotia , Canada

Louis Raymond Barrie, 84, Greening Drive, Antigonish, passed away on Sept. 28, 2009, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Florence, Cape Breton County, he was the oldest child of the late George William and Lucy (Morris) Barrie.
In his younger years Louis worked in the Cape Breton coal mines and the gold mines of Quebec. He later was plant manager of maintenance and construction with the Metropolitan Toronto Separate School Board for 25 years. In 1990 he retired and with his wife, Rosella, moved back to Nova Scotia to reside in Tracadie.
Louis served nine years in the Armed Forces; two of those years in Germany and one year in Korea.
He was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 59, Antigonish.
When living in Ontario, he enjoyed boating and cottage life. In his retirement he was active in St. Peter’s parish, Tracadie, as a member of the parish council and church choir. Bowling was also one of his favourite past times.
In 2007, Louis and Rosella moved to Antigonish in order to be closer to town services. He was a member of St. Ninian’s parish.
Surviving are his wife, Rosella (Cluett); daughters, Rita (Scotty) Stewart, April (John) Shepherd, both of Ontario; sons, Lewis (Maxine), George (Nancy), both of Ontario, and Paul (Eva), Newfoundland; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Rudderham and Irene Jobes; half-sisters, Gloria Sutherland and Sharon Barrie; half-brothers, Alison Bezanson, George, James and Fred Barrie; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Vivian, half-brother, Glen Barrie and nephew, Calvin Rudderham.
Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Barry presiding, Burial in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.
Online condolences www.clcurry.com.
9/28/2009 Forence
Barron Cecil Barron Cape Breton Post 12/12/2009
Cecil Barron, Toronto

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Born in Sydney and later moved to Toronto, has sadly passed away December 10, 2009 in St. Michael’s Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his parents, Arnold (Tony) and Gloria Barron; one sister, Kathleen Hart and brother, Allan Barron; best aunt, Ruby Andrews, Brampton, Ont.; uncles, Stan Butts, Dave (Anita) Butts, Ernest; aunts, Colleen and Corrine Barron; nieces, nephews and one grandniece.
Cecil was predeceased by grandparents, Gertrude and Cecil Butts and Mary and Ernest Barron.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
12/10/2009 Sydney
Bartlett Aldona Marie (Barron) Bartlett Cape Breton Post 13/01/2009
London, Ont. At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Jan. 9, 2009, Aldona Marie Bartlett (nee Barron) in her 61st year, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer for nearly six years. She was the wife of Joseph Barry Bartlett. Cherished mother of Deanna (David) Perks, London, and John Joseph Bartlett, Oshawa. Proud grandmother of Nicholas John Perks. Dear sister of Dianne (Gary) Humphrey, Georgina Burke and Carmen Barron (Kevin) MacDonald, all of Nova Scotia. Dear niece of Leo (Alice) Barron, Sanford (Gussi) Baron, Isabel Barrett, Mary (Mamie) Peterson, Delores (Lowie) Peters and Edward T. Forgeron. Predeceased by her parents, Percy Andrew and Marie Genevieve (nee Forgeron) Barron of Cape Breton, N.S. Visitors were received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St., London, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and today (Tuesday), Jan. 13 at Summerside Community Church, 1447 Commissioners Rd. East, London, from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. Donations to the Pink Sensations Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team, c/o Pat Slack, treasurer, 1750 Listowell Cres., Pickering, Ont., L1V 2Y3, would be appreciated. She touched so many hearts during her journey and loved so many people, that God needed her to help Him. 1/9/2009

Bartlett Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Gosse) Bartlett Cape Breton Post 21/10/2009
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Bartlett, Glace Bay

Born at Blaketown , Newfoundland , Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Elizabeth Bartlett, announce her passing on Oct. 19, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Blaketown, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Ethel (Osbourne) Gosse.
‘Bessie’ is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill; sons, John (Mary), Glace Bay, Kenneth (Loretta), Dundas, Ont., and daughter Myrna (Robert) MacMullin, Glace Bay, with whom she resided. She is also survived by brother, Roland (Sharon), Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Reenie Bartlett, Janet Martin, Shirley Broadzinski and Rose Ireland. Also left to mourn are special niece, Carolyn Morrison and her loving grandchildren, Robby (Rachael) MacMullin, Steven (Roy) MacMullin, Jason (Ann Marie) Bartlett, Stacey Bartlett, Terry (John) Bartlett-Visser, Tracey (Stephen) Binder and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Silby, Leonard and sister, Viola (Reg) Smith.
Visitation for Bessie will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, N.S., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Friday, 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca or to www.mem.com.
10/19/2009 Blaketown, NL
Bartlett Kay (Lush) Bartlett Cape Breton Post 31/08/2009
Kay Bartlett, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kay Bartlett, a resident of MacGillivary Guest Home and a former longtime resident of Ashby, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Sadie (King) Lush. She was a devoted member of St. Theresa’s parish.
Kay was employed at Sydney City Hospital for a number of years as a ward clerk retiring in 1990. In her earlier years she had been an avid fan of the New Sydney Millionaires.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James; two daughters, Sandra (Jimmie) Campbell, Sydney, Geraldine (Ken) Steffens, Lawrencetown, N.S.; four sons, Michael (Sheila), John Patrick (Betty), James Jr. (Evelyn) and Bruce (Kim) all of Sydney; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three brothers Percy (Elsie), Jackie (Joan) both of Sydney and Bernie (Gloria) Port Hawkesbury and six sisters Cecilia Oliver, May Breen, Delores Penney, Theresa Farrell, Pauline (Lawrence) Somers all of Sydney and Marg Bethune, of Ontario.
She was predeceased by a grandson James and a granddaughter Mandy; a sister Gerry Stanwick and a brother in infancy.
Visitation for the late Kay Bartlett will take place today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Theresa's Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating.
Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the MacGillivary Guest home or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or mem.com.
God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be
So He wrapped His arms around you,
and whispered, “Come unto Me.”
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
And so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful.
He only takes the best.
“Gone but never to be forgotten”
8/29/2009 Sydney
Bartlett William 'Bill' Bartlett Cape Breton Post 21/12/2009
William Bartlett, Glace Bay

It is with great sadness that we the family of William ‘Bill’ Bartlett announce his passing on Dec. 19, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Bessie (Gosse) Bartlett in October of 2009. He is also predeceased by his parents, Fred and Bertha Bartlett, brothers, Tom, Harold, Fred and Jack, his sisters, Lillian, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Chant, brother-in-law, Leonard Gosse and sister-in-law, Viola (Reg) Smith.
Bill is survived by sons, John (Mary), Glace Bay, Kenneth (Loretta), Dundas, Ont.; and daughter, Myrna (Robert) MacMullin, Glace Bay, with whom he resided; sisters, Janet Martin and Shirley Broadzinski, Toronto; brother-in-law, Roland (Sharon) Gosse; sisters-in-law, Reenie Bartlett and Rose Ireland. Also left to mourn are special niece, Carolyn (Neil) Morrison and his loving grandchildren, Rob (Rachael) MacMullin, Steven (Roy) MacMullin, Jason (Anne Marie) Bartlett, Stacey (Scott) Bartlett, Terry (John) Bartlett-Visser, Tracey (Stephen) Binder; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Bill will be held at Patten Funeral, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, N.S., on Monday, Dec. 21 from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Tuesday, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.
12/19/2009

Basso Anthony Gary Basso Cape Breton Post 24/01/2009
54, Dominion/Calgary It is with deep sorrow that we, the family of Anthony "Gary" Basso, announce his passing on Jan. 22, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay on March 8, 1954, he was the son of Antonio "Tony" Basso and the late Leta (Melanson) Basso. Gary joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in December of 1973 and was posted to Alberta, where he served until joining the Calgary Police Service in 1980. Gary enjoyed the many years he spent with family and friends in Calgary until his retirement in 2006. From the time he was young until the day of his passing Gary was a sports enthusiast. He was an avid golfer, baseball player and hockey player, but most of all he enjoyed the company of his family and many amazing friends while doing what he loved. While living in Calgary for many years, Gary never forgot his Cape Breton roots and loved to spend his summer vacations on Dominion Beach and sharing great memories with his lifelong buddies. Gary is survived by his father, Tony Basso, Dominion; his children, Daina Basso, Courtenay, B.C., Gary Basso (Halifax), Angela Thompson, Katie (Fraser) Rasmussen, and Alix Basso, all of Okotoks, Alta. Also surviving are his brother, Glenn (Susan) Basso, New Waterford; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary was predeceased by his mother, Leta Basso. A special thank you to the staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre as well as the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their amazing care and kindness that will never be forgotten. Visitation for Gary will take place Jan. 27, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Eugene's Parish, Dominion, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/22/2009 Glace Bay on March 8, 1954
Basso Antonio 'Tony' Basso Cape Breton Post 31/10/2009
Antonio 'Tony' Basso, Dominion

Born in 12/01/1930 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

With great sorrow we announce the passing of Antonio ‘Tony’ Michael Basso, on October 29, 2009 at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay on January 12, 1930, Tony was a son of the late Angelo and Clara (Dawe) Basso.
Tony retired in 1995, after 40 joyful years of teaching with the Cape Breton School Board. The first 15 years of teaching were spent at Scotchtown School. During the following 25 years, he taught at the New Victoria Elementary School where he was also vice-principal. Tony loved teaching and was dearly loved in return by the multitude of students whose lives he touched over those many years.
Tony was pleased to serve for over 25 years on the board of the Dominion credit union. He was a member of the Italian Hall in Dominion and, for many years, directed the Italian Community Choir and St. Eugene’s Church Choir. He was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. He spent many of his younger days on the golf course, but he was more recently found surrounded by the many novels he was currently reading.
In addition to his parents, Tony was predeceased by his wife, Leta (Melanson) and his eldest son, Gary.
He is survived by his son, Glenn (Susan), New Victoria; his granddaughters, Daina, Courtney, BC and Alix, Okotoks, AB; his grandson, Gary, Halifax; his nephews, Sheldon (Maurina), Frankie (Mary) and Paul (Margie) Canova, Dominion and his niece, Pauline Collins (Darryl), Moncton.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion, on Wednesday, November 4 at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care Service.
Online condolences may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/29/2009 Glace Bay 12/01/1930
Basso Eugene Andrew Basso Cape Breton Post 07/01/2009
66, New Waterford Eugene Andrew Basso, age 66, of Emerald Street, New Waterford, passed away suddenly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Jan. 3, 2009. Born Nov. 30, 1942, in New Waterford, Eugene was a son of the late Erminio and Rita (Durando) Basso of Italy. He was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church. Eugene was a proud member of the Canadian Peacekeepers and spent time in Cyprus. After Eugene retired from Devco with many years of service, he joined the commissionaires. At the time of his passing, he was stationed at Victoria Park and will be sadly missed by the boys. Eugene loved the outdoors whether he was fishing, hunting or just hiking in the woods. He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles play. He is survived by two sons, Michael (April) and their daughter, Gina, Coxheath, Terry (Erin) and their daughter, Sasha and son, Tyler, Campbell River, B.C.; one daughter, Shauna and her daughter, Paige and son, William, Edmonton, Alta.; one brother, Gordon, Ottawa. Also mourning Eugene's passing is his loving friend, Margie Borden and her son, John (Leah) Gillis and their daughter, Grace, Halifax, her daughter, Maralyn (Todd) Delaney and their children, Hannah and Ryan, Sydney. Eugene was predeceased by his wife, Paula (MacSween), one sister, Eva and two brothers, Reno and Albert. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration for Eugene will take place 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. A luncheon will be held at the KOC hall in New Waterford, immediately after the funeral mass. Interment will then follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Albert Bridge. Family flowers only please. Donations in Eugene's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/3/2009 New Waterford 30/11/1942
Bateman Christine (Hennessey) Bateman Cape Breton Post 13/10/2009
Christine Bateman, North Sydney

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and sister, Christine Bateman, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at home, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Pius and Sadie (MacLean) Hennessey.
Christine is survived by her loving husband, Russell; her son, Russell, Leitches Creek; brother, Tom, North Sydney; sisters, Helen (Ken) Matheson, Sydney Mines, Sarah Walsh, North Sydney, Bernadette, Sydney.
She was predeceased by brothers, Adrian, Pius, Patrick, Charles, Stan, Richard, Edward, and by sisters, Theresa and Lorraine.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker, officiating.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
10/9/2009 Sydney Mines
Bates Adrian Bates Cape Breton Post 04/04/2009
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Adrian Bates, Spruce Haven Drive, Sydney on Friday, April 3, 2009 after a brief recurring battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Burke) Bates of Dillon Street. A graduate of Sydney Academy and St. FX University, he began a teaching career in 1967 at MacLennan Jr. High transferring to Malcolm Munroe Jr. High after seven years. In 1978, he was appointed to the position of curriculum supervisor with the Cape Breton District School Board and in 1982 became curriculum supervisor with the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board. In January 1989, he was appointed principal of Malcolm Jr. High until his retirement in 1997. During his teaching career he served on a number of task forces and special projects with the Department of Education. Upon his retirement, Adrian was elected as a member of the CBVRSD for two consecutive terms. During his terms of office he served on the executive of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association. Adie was very involved in community work. He was the education coordinator of the 1987 Canada Winter Games Organizing committee. He served as chairman of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and for the past eight years he coordinated their annual golf tournament. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Lingan Golf Club. He was a former member of the Sydney Curling Club. He served as chairman of St. Anthony Daniel parish council and was also a founding member of the SAD Men”s Club. He and Donna were one of four couples recognized with an award for their special service to the parish during the 50th anniversary of St. Anthony Daniel Parish. After his retirement, along with volunteer work, he took up jogging. He participated in the first Bluenose Marathon in Halifax on May 23, 2004, finishing with a time of 3 hours, 57 minutes. Adie loved to golf and achieved every golfer”s dream with a hole in one on number nine at Seaview Golf Club, August 8th 1996. In 2007, he and his good friend Nelson Latimer spent four days at The Masters, another golfers dream. For the past six years Adie and Donna became regular snowbirds, nesting with their Caper friends at the Boulevard Club in Seminole, Florida. Adie cherished the time he spent with Donna, his soul mate and love of his life as well as the time he spent with his family, grandchildren and friends. He was respected and love by all who knew him and was seen as the little man with a big heart. Today Adie is in a place with the grass is always green and the golf courses never close. Rest in Peace. Adie is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna (MacLean); sons, Neil (Lori); Glen (Amy); daughter, Jana (Rob Nurnber); grandchildren, Ceilidh, Ryan, Breagh, Madeline and Meghan all from Halifax. He is also survived by his sister Elaine (Ron MacDonald), Grand Lake Road; his brother, Clem (Geneva), Louisdale and his sister-in-law Marlene, Sydney. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Leonard. Visitation for Adie will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 6 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on George Street Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivary presiding. Cremation to take place with a burial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adie”s memory to Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. On line condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com Life is not measured in years but in accomplishments. Adie lived a rich life. 4/3/2009 Sydney
Bates Loretta Bates, Sr. Cape Breton Post 20/07/2009
Sister Loretta Bates, Antigonish

Born at Louisbourg , Nova Scotia , Canada

Sister Loretta Bates, formerly Sister M. Chrysostom, 107, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the motherhouse, on July 19, 2009, in the 85th year of her religious life.
Born in Louisbourg, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence D. and Jane (Kelly) Bates. The family moved to New Waterford and it was from there that Sr. Loretta entered the Sisters of St. Martha on Nov. 1, 1923. Sister pronounced her first vows May 21, 1925, and her perpetual vows July 6, 1930. Having begun studies in nursing prior to entrance, she completed the program and obtained her R.N. in 1926, her registered X-Ray technician certificate in 1927 and her laboratory technician certificate 1937.
She spent 54 years ministering in hospitals of the congregation both in the East and West as a nurse, lab and an x-ray technicians. She served in the Ross Memorial Hospital, and later St. Rita Hospital, Sydney; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay, St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish, N.S., in Saskatchewan at St. Michael’s Hospital in Broadview, St. Peter’s Hospital, Mellville, in Alberta at St. Michael’s Hospital, Lethbridge, and Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff.
In 1975, Sr. Loretta retired from the health care ministry and came to Bethany where she continued to serve while enjoying her skills in crafts, such as glass work and candle making. In March of 2000, Sister entered Bethany’s Extended Care where she remained until her death. Her mind and spirit remained alert and active and would read the daily newspaper up until a few years ago.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by five sisters, Geraldine Gillis, Patricia MacNamara, Sister Mary, SC, Sister Jane, SC, Sister Irene, SC and Gertrude Walker, five brothers, Lawrence, Norbert, Wilfred, Martin and Willis.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The remains will be resting at Bethany beginning in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 21 at 1:15, where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of C. L. Curry’s Funeral Services, Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.
7/19/2009 Louisbourg
Battiste Susan Margaret (Joe) Battiste Cape Breton Post 03/11/2009
Susan Battiste, Chapel Island

Born at Antigonish , Nova Scotia , Canada

Susan Margaret Battiste, 64, of Chapel Island, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish on October 31, 2009, after a brief illness.
Sue was born in Antigonish on December 21, 1944, and was a daughter to the late Julia (Basque) and Noel Joe.
Besides her parents, Sue was predeceased by her husband, William in 1989 and her brother, Alfred Joe.
Well liked by members of her community, Sue would often be seen with her daughters anytime there was a karaoke or a dance with country and western music playing. She counted Elvis and Patsy Cline among her favourite artists. Sue was a pioneer and was the first woman to open her own convenience store, complete with grocery items, crafts and double up machines. She loved playing card games and bingo with her family and friends. Sue was a very talented crafter and often worked with leather and beads but was most proud of her basket weaving. Accompanied by one or more of her daughters, Sue would make her way to Quebec as part of the community’s annual pilgrimage to Ste. Anne de Beaupre. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception parish in Barra Head. Sue would spend her summers in Maine with her sister, Nancy.
Sue is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Battiste, Julia Battiste and Theresa (Ellery) Levesque, as well as by her only son, Noel. Also left to mourn her passing, are her grandchildren, Buck, Mariah and Faith, all of Chapel Island. She is also survived by her only sister, Nancy Powers of Windham, Maine. Sue will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, but especially by Stephen and John Jr. of Windham, Maine and Vivian and Alfred Joe Jr. of Eskasoni. She also leaves behind two god children, Lester Johnson of Chapel Island and David Isaac of Membertou.
Visitation will be held after 7 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd at the family home located at 12287, Highway 4, Chapel Island. The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Barra Head with Fr. Mariadoss Lourdusamy officiating. Graveside service will follow at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.
10/31/2009 Antigonish on Dec. 21, 1944
Battiste Thomas L Battiste Cape Breton Post 28/05/2009
Thomas Battiste, Salmon River at Antigonish , Nova Scotia , Canada Thomas Leo Battiste, son of the late John and Annie Battiste of Potlo’tek First Nation, passed to the spirit world in the loving presence of his wife, Susan (Heritage) and family members on May 26, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Antigonish, on June 27, 1944, Tom started his early years in Chapel Island Reserve, but as a result of Centralization of Mi’kmaq to Eskasoni, the family moved to Linneus, Me., to work in the potato picking industry and to pursue educational and economic opportunities. From an early age, and throughout his life, he travelled back to Chapel Island every summer to live with his relatives, Isabel and James Bernard and later to attend the annual St. Ann mission as a part of his commitment to the Mi’kmaq traditions. He was the first Mi’kmaq to graduate from Houlton High School and Ricker College where he received a BA in Business Administration in 1970 from which he developed a lifelong quest to further knowledge in a way that would be beneficial to Indigenous Peoples and other minority groups through education, outreach and advocacy. He was a member of the Sigma Delta Pi fraternity from which he sustained a lifelong relationship with his fraternity brothers. He served two years in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran, a member of the America Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. His life as a leader in community development, advocacy and outreach was to bring positive transformations to Indigenous Peoples’ social and economic life and in particular for the Mi’kmaq Nation.He pursued recognition of Micmac and Maliseet through the development of the Association of Aroostook Indians in Houlton, Me., which under the treaty of 1776 with the United States would eventually become federally recognized in the United States as the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. He was a catalyst for the development of the Coalition of Eastern Native Americans, the first national advocacy group of its kind created to assist non-federally recognized Eastern Indian tribes and nations in their pursuit of federal and state recognition. He was chairperson of the first New England Indian Conference that gathered all New England tribes to discuss strategies for recognition of their treaty rights and border crossing rights. He was a member of the Federal Regional Council’s Indian Task Force whose purpose was to formulate a plan to better co-ordinate federal and state programs for the different tribes and Indian organizations. He was a board member of the Indian Services of the Bureau of Human Relations in Bangor and of the Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. He was among the first Mi’kmaq to receive a Masters Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1975 and the first Mi’kmaq to receive a Ford Foundation Leadership Development Program award in 1973-74. He developed the University of New Brunswick Native Counselling Program and was the Native Student Counsellor to over 100 Micmac and Maliseet students attending St. Thomas University and University of New Brunswick.Tom continued to be a catalyst and spokesperson for Indigenous peoples in education as a member of the board of directors for Harvard Native American Alumni Association, Association of Affirmative Action Professionals and Harvard Club of Boston. He worked as program specialist for Native Americans with the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., that would ensure maximum assistance to the administration for Native Americans to promote their own economic and social self-sufficiency. He worked as Tribal administrator for Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, executive director of the North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc., and Economic Development Specialist for the Rhode Island Indian Council Inc., in Providence Rhode Island. Tom was a member of Cursillo Movement. Tom retired to Potlo’tek First Nations 2007 with aspirations to inspire you 5/26/2009 Antigonish on June 27, 1944
Baxendale Ella Baxendale Cape Breton Post 24/06/2009
Ella Baxendale, Sydney Mines

Born in 16/06/1922 at Leitches Creek , Nova Scotia , Canada

Ella was born in Leitches Creek June 16, youngest daughter of James Dunlap and Margaret (Musgrave) Dunlap and passed away at the QEII Infirmary June 21, 2009, at the age of 87, five days after her birthday.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Her early working career started at Sydney Engineering but stopped to raise her family. She resumed working at HB Nickerson & Sons and was employed there for 17 years stopping only to care for her sick husband. She also taught shorthand and typing at night school in Florence, Bras d’Or and Sydney Mines for many years — years she cherished.
She enjoyed life to the fullest and always said if she didn’t have quality of life she didn’t want to go on — it was her wish to stop all treatment and just be kept comfortable until the end.
Mum was actively involved in the community and thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Sydney Mines Seniors & Pensioners, the Miners Memorial Manor Auxillary, Breton Branch 8 Legion. As well as her zest for life in general, included fishing, playing the VLTs, riding the harley, eating out, traveling, politics and generally having a good time, she was always game for anything.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril; brothers, baby Robert and Jimmy; sisters, Myrtle and Charlotte ‘Lottie’ O’Brien.
She leaves behind three daughters, Cheryl (Aaron Langille), Truro, Val, Georges River with whom she recently decided to reside, and Arlene, Calgary; granddaughter, Kim Langille; her best friend, Dorie Latwaitis; as well many nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of close friends.
Cremation has taken place.
A gathering of her friends will take place at the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines Thursday, June 25, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate Ella’s life will be held Friday June 26, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. The burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. A reception to follow at the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 399, North Sydney, N.S., B2A 3M4, or charity of choice.
6/21/2009 Leitches Creek 16/06/1922
Baxendale Helen (LeBlanc) Baxendale Cape Breton Post 30/09/2009
Helen Baxendale, RN, Sydney Mines

Born in 03/10/1922

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Helen Baxendale at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Willena (King) LeBlanc.
Mom’s passing was with dignity, love and prayer, just as she lived her life. She was greatly respected for her compassion and her nursing abilities. Mom was known for her hospitality, generosity and willingness to lend a hand. She graduated from the Hamilton memorial Hospital Class of 1944 and worked her entire career at the Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines.
She was a member of the Sydney Mines Seniors & Pensioners Club, Golden K Club and contributed to the Northside Artists Association. She was well known for her creative abilities, including ceramics, smocking, sewing, oil painting and gardening. She was devoted to her church St. Pius X and contributed her talents by producing church banners, altar cloths and anything requested of her.
Mom will be forever missed by her children, Carol (Fred) Martell, Leitches Creek, Brenda (Lloyd) Pitts, Okotoks, Arnie at home, Gary (Caroline), Edmonton, Daryl (Brenda), Dalem Lake; sister Josephine (Cupie) Penney; brothers-in-law, Cyril Reashor, Florence, Louis Rasmussen, Ontario. She was a loving grandmother to Aaron, Cassandra, Londa, Sacha, Jesse, Dana and Molly and great-grandmother to Kyle and Isla. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; brothers, Elmer, George, Claude; sisters, Irene, Edith ‘Edie’, Muriel, Mildred ‘Millie’ and Idella ‘Honey’.
Visitation for the late Helen Baxendale will be held at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas John officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
9/30/2009 Florence 03/10/1922 Date of death not indicated, used published date
Baxter Richard G Baxter Cape Breton Post 21/05/2009
BAXTER, Richard Gibb - 82, of Hammonds Plains, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on Monday May 18, 2009. The son of Richard and Isabella Baxter, he was born in Motherwell, Scotland on September 1, 1926, and immigrated to Canada as an infant. He was raised in Sydney Mines, where he became a Worshipful Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge. He worked as a stationary engineer in Sydney, with the Sydney School Board and the Sydney City Hospital until his retirement in 1994. He was an active elder in Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sydney, and served as an interim moderator of the Cape Breton Presbytery. In 1996 he moved to Bedford, to be close to his children. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anne (Forrest) Baxter; his children, D. Lynn (Terry) MacPherson and R. Daren (Jocelyne) Baxter; his grandchildren, Aaron MacPherson, Kyle MacPherson, Isabella Baxter and Callum Baxter, and his sisters-in-law, Katherine Taylor, Lake Wales, Fla., and Ethel Forrest, Sydney Mines. He was predeceased by his sisters, Etta and Nina and his brothers, Alex, Bill and James. A memorial service will be held in Grace Chapel Church, 255 Ross St., Halifax, 2 p.m. May 21, and a committal will be held in Brookside Cemetery in Sydney Mines May 23 at 11:00 am with Reverend Richard Robertson presiding. Special thanks to Dr. Kathy Gallagher, the VON, Northwood Home Care Workers, Palliative Care Home Team, Home Care Nova Scotia, and the staff of 5A of the VG Site, QEII. Donations in memory can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. 5/18/2009 Motherwell, Scotland 01/09/1926
Bean Winnifred Gertrude (Gough) Bean Cape Breton Post 23/07/2009
Winnifred Bean (nee Gough), New Glasgow

Born at New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada

New Glasgow: Winnifred Gertrude Bean (nee Gough) age 82 of 191 Abercrombie Rd. New Glasgow passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Harry M. and Gladys (Rowe) Gough.
Winnifred lived her early life in New Glasgow, she then went on to live in P.E.I for some nine years and then to Sydney for 40 years having returned to New Glasgow in 1992. She taught school in Scotsburn for a time. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church ,New Glasgow. Winnifred was a member of the Atlantic Mission Society for over 50 years where she held several offices including past president. Winnifred had visited several mission areas overseas. An avid photographer, Winnifred’s home was adorned with her pictures.
Surviving is a sister Marion Dowell of Westville; special friends Andrea and Blair Quinn & family of New Glasgow, Mr. & Mrs. Hien (Henry) Nguyien of Northboro Mass., U.S.A and several nieces and nephews.
Winnifred was predeceased by her husband Rev. Dr. Everett H. Bean.
A celebration of life for Winnifred will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Public burial will be in the Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Donations in memory of Winnifred may be made to the Atlantic Mission Society, Winnifred Bean Bursary or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.W. Angus Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be sent to angusfuneral@ns.sympatico.ca
7/21/2009 New Glasgow
Bearnes John Thomas Bearnes Cape Breton Post 24/10/2009
John Bearnes

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. John Thomas Bearnes age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (MacNeil) Bearnes. John was self-employed as a milkman for 47 years in Glace Bay. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport and former member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. John was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper. He loved the outdoors.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet (Walsh); daughters, Sharon (Wayne) MacDonald, Dominion; sons, John ‘Jack’ (Mary), Calgary, Alberta, Bruce (Annabeth), Glace Bay, Kevin (Marguerite), Halifax, Gary (Kim), Glace Bay, Glen, Glace Bay, Donald, Calgary, Alberta; sisters, Bessie (Gerald) Oakley, Sydney, Theresa (Emile) Arsenault, Sydney; 14 cherished grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Carol Ann and granddaughter, Carol Ann Bearnes.
In honoring John's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Lung Association.
Online condolences to the Bearnes family area available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
10/22/2009 Sydney
Beaton Donald Anthony 'Donnie' Beaton Cape Breton Post 14/10/2009
Donald 'Donnie' Beaton, Harbourview

Donald Anthony ‘Donnie’ Beaton, 91, Harbourview, Inverness County, passed into eternal life Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born in Harbourview, he was the son of the late Murdock and Mary Christina (MacDonnell) Beaton.
Donnie will be remembered as a kind, gentle man of strong faith; leisure time found him motorcycling, bowling, skating, gardening, tree planting and enjoying God’s creation. With the rank of lance corporal he served in the Army during the Second World War. After selling his real estate in Halifax and Dartmouth in 1991 he and his wife Mary, retired to Harbourview.
He is survived by wife of 46 years, Mary (MacDonald); sisters, Isabel and Christine CND, both of Halifax; Lillian (Steve) Csordas, Toronto; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Florence, CND and brothers, John Joseph (Betty), Cyril (Kathleen), Winfred (Margaret).
Resting in St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Port Hood, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be offered Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury (902-625-2929); www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home and the many friends who showed concern and kindness during Donnie’s illness.
10/9/2009 Harbourview, Inverness County
Beaton Olive M Beaton Cape Breton Post 24/02/2009
Olive Mae Beaton, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of 111 George St., Sydney, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. Olive was born in Sydney, daughter of the late Alice (Beaton) and John Alexander MacLean. She was retired from the Attorney General’s Department, having been employed as secretary in the Provincial Judge’s office, Sydney. Olive was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, former choir member and occasional supply church organist and was a member of Beinn Bhreagh Chapter IODE and the MacLean Clan Association. In former years, she was involved in community affairs and musical activities Survived by two sons, Glenn Arnold (Anne), Ottawa and G. Wayne (Carol), Ben Eoin; grandchildren, Joanne, Donna, Meaghan and Michael. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon L.; brother, Alistar and sister, Emma MacDonald. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment will take place in Upper Leitches Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Cove Guest Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 2/22/2009 Sydney
Bennett Benjamin 'Benny' John Bennett Cape Breton Post 12/08/2009
Benjamin ‘Benny’ John Bennett, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness what we announce the sudden passing of Benny Bennett, 67, of School Street, Glace Bay. Benny passing away at his residence on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Jane (Penny) and the late Ben Bennett.
Benny was a coal miner for 40 years. He enjoyed playing baseball back in the day. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He always had a garden and spent time working around them. He was content sitting on the step, enjoying a cold beer, listening to the Rankins and having family and friends drop by. He enjoyed life to the fullest.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Sharon (Morris); mother, Jane (Penny); daughter, Sandra (John) Neil, Glace Bay; sons, Robert (Kirk), Glace Bay, Joey (Giselle), Alberta; brothers, Leo, Mike (Marcella), Jerry (Alice) Garfield, Alley, all of Glace Bay, Bill, Ontario; sisters, Ann (Charlie) Long, Sydney, Gloria Bennett, Glace Bay, Thelma King, Sydney; four cherished grandchildren, Samantha Neil, Brianna Neil, Ashly Neil and Dylan Bennett.
Visitation for Benny Bennett will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at Holy Cross Church with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences to the Bennett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the VON, Palliative Care and Cancer Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the wonderful care given to Benny over the
8/11/2009 Glace Bay
Bennett Daisy Bennett Cape Breton Post 07/05/2009
Daisy Bennett, North Sydney

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Daisy Hilda Bennett on Monday, May 4, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer and just a few short hours before the birth of her first great-grandchild.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Jane (Osborne) Oxford.
Daisy was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club.
She was a wonderful mother to her children, Judy (Garry) Harding, Gwendolyn Bennett, Debra (Andrea) Cossaro, all of Winnipeg, and Floyd (Nancy) Bennett, North Sydney; her grandchildren, James, Robbie, Kristi (Geremiah), Blair, Floyd Jr., Nick; and one great-grandchild, Jensson Gerald Geldart; her two sisters, Marie (Dan) Cavanaugh, North Sydney, Dorothy Winters, Vancouver; two brothers, Raymond Oxford, North Sydney, and Melvin (Debbie) Oxford, London, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Teresa Oxford, son-in-law, Gerald Doyle and six other sisters and brothers in infancy.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Daisy will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, day and time to be announced. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
5/4/2009 North Sydney
Bennett Mary Jane Bennett Cape Breton Post 21/12/2009
Mary Jane Bennett, Glace Bay

It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mary Jane Bennett, 97, of Glace Bay passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie (Russell) Penney. Mary was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Left to mourn her passing are sons, Gerry (Alice), Mike (Marcella), Garfield, Leo and Allan, all of Glace Bay, and Billie of Toronto; daughters, Thelma King, Ann (Charlie) Long, Sydney, Gloria Bennett, Glace Bay; daughter-in-law, Sharon Bennett, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren whom Mary cherished.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Benjamin, son, Benny, sisters, Georgina Parsons, Leah Parsons, Elsie Jones, brothers, Leander Penney, Headley Penney and son-in-law, Neville King.
Visitation for Mary Bennett will be held Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery next to her husband, Benjamin.
Online condolences to the Bennett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/19/2009 Newfoundland
Bennett Melda M Bennett Cape Breton Post 13/03/2009
Melda Bennett, age 69 of 5th Street, Glace Bay passed away at home March 11, 2009 surrounded by her family. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John ‘Jack’ and Mary (Wilson) McGrath. Melda was a member of St. John’s Church, Glace Bay. She worked at Mike’s Lunch for 15 years and at one time belonged to the ladies Tuesday night bowling league. Melda enjoyed cooking and gardening; but most of all she will be remembered for her compassionate and caring nature towards her family and friends. Melda is survived by her husband, Tom Bennett; two daughters, Michele (Alex) Gillis, Glace Bay and Alison (Richard) Trumble, Dartmouth, N.S. She is also survived by one brother, Woodrow ‘Doe’, Glace Bay; one sister, Mary ‘Kay’ Meston (Alex), Glace Bay; four grandchildren, Alex Jr., Sean Michael, Brandon, Jaxon; nieces, nephews and a special niece, Krista Rafferty. Melda was predeceased by two brothers, Michael ‘Sheb’, William ‘Chick’, grandson, Matthew; a sibling in infancy and by three sisters-in-law, Helen, Rita and Lorna McGrath; two nephews, Charles and Brucie McGrath. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Patrick O’ Neill, will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Glace Bay. Cremation to follow with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Reception to be held in the parish hall. As an expression of sympathy for Melda, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 3/11/2009 Glace Bay
Bennett Roy Bennett Cape Breton Post 07/11/2009
Roy Bennett, Albert Bridge

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Roy Bennett, on November 4, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his wife by his side.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Effie (Reid) Bennett.
Roy was employed as a mechanic for 48 years, and worked for Kenmount Ford 37 years, until his retirement.
He enjoyed picking berries, wood working, and feeding the squirrels. Roy enjoyed life to the fullest and had a great sense of humour. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Roy is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Pynn); sisters, Martha, Ann, Margie, Mae, Helen and Donalda; brother, James ‘Jim’ as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Liz; two sons, Roy and Len; sister, Regina ‘Jean’.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...
11/4/2009 Sydney
Benoit Brianna Benoit Cape Breton Post 11/09/2009
Brianna Benoit, Dartmouth

Born at Dartmouth , Nova Scotia , Canada

Brianna Nicole Benoit, 11, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.
Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of Robert Benoit and Sandy Barron Benoit.
She is survived by her best friend and brother, Trevor Benoit; grandparents in Ingonish, Micky and Carolyn Barron; grandparents from Newfoundland, Alphonsus and Alma Benoit; uncles and aunts from Cape Breton, Jim and Melanda Barron, Michael and Nancy Barron, Greg and Allison Barron, Ronnie and Mary Barron, Rickey and Ashley Barron, Chris and Rebecca Barron. Her uncles and aunts from Newfoundland, Sheila and Vince Young, April and Gordon Wheeler, Edgar and Aliusha Benoit, Edmond and Monica Benoit, Octave, Joanne, Petrina and Donna Benoit. Also by many nieces and nephews, all who were very special to her.
Brianna was a special angel who loved everyone and would put a smile on your face. Brianna’s greatest love was to be cuddled. She loved her toys, she loved to swim and play in her pool. She also loved playing with her buddy Hailey. A special thank you to Janet Johnston.
Visitation was held Thursday at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, North Ingonish from 2-5 p.m. Funeral mass is being celebrated today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish, with Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Interment in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery.
Donations in Brianna’s memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or IWK Brainchild.
Online condolences may be sent to fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
9/8/2009 Dartmouth
Benoit Reginald Benoit Cape Breton Post 10/02/2009
Reginald Benoit, a longtime resident of Reading, passed away at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, after a lengthy illness on Friday evening, Feb. 6, 2009. He was 82 years of age. Born in Stephenville, Nfld., he was the son of the late John E. and Mary (Chaisson) Benoit and was the husband of the late Mary (MacDonald) Benoit, who died in 1998. Mr. Benoit had lived in Stirling, N.S., prior to coming to Reading in 1963. He had been employed at the General Tire in Woburn prior to his retirement. Most recently, Reginald had worked as a school crossing guard for the Town of Reading at the corner of West Willow and Summer Street. “Reg” as he was known to family and friends, was a longtime member of the Heather Lodge #124 AF & AM in Framboise, Nova Scotia. He also loved cars, and took great pride in his vehicles throughout the years. Mr. Benoit is survived by one daughter, Regina Saunders and her husband Norman of Wilmington; one son, Glenn Benoit of Reading and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristin. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters in Newfoundland; his niece, Margaret McLeod of Inverness, N.S.; his nephew, Earl MacLean of N.Y. and many other nieces and nephews in Newfoundland. Visiting hours will be at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn Street), Reading Feb. 12, 2009 from 4-7:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Burial will take place in Canada at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SMD Charity Fund, Attn: Hospital Equipment Loan Program, 142 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148. For info, directions and guestbook visit www.johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com

Reginald Benoit

Friends and family are invited to join us at a memorial service for the late Reginald Benoit of Reading, Mass., who died February 6, 2009. The service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Framboise on Saturday, August 8th at 11 a.m.
2/6/2009 Stephenville, Nfld.
Beresford Eric Beresford Cape Breton Post 09/03/2009
Mr. Eric Beresford, 76, of Glace Bay %died March 7, 2009, at Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born at Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Albert and Edith Beresford of Glace Bay. He was employed at the British-Canadian Co-op Ltd., Hopkins Transport, Turner’s Transfer, and Nova Scotia Power Corporation. He always referred to himself as a truck driver. He was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, The Thistle Lodge No. 36, and The Tyrian Youth Lodge No. 45. He is survived by sisters, Ethel and Audrey (Bill); and brothers, Roy, Billy and George (Norma). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, André Charlebois and his sister-in-law, Irene. A masonic service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Internment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Palliative Care; The Thistle Lodge No. 36, 2641 Port Morien Highway, Port Morien, N.S., B1B 1C5; or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be emailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca. 3/7/2009 Glace Bay
Bereta Edward 'Eddie' J Bereta Cape Breton Post 21/04/2009
The Bereta family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of a loving father and husband on April 18, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella Bereta (Trojan). He was a member of Saint Theresa’s parish, Sydney. A proud alumni graduate of St. FX with an engineering certificate Eddie went on to graduate from Nova Scotia Tech with an electrical engineering degree in 1956. During his 35 professional years of work Eddie taught adult education in the area of electronics while he worked as a professional electrical engineer for Nova Scotia Power in an assistant zone manager role. His retirement days were filled with cooking, gardening, spending many hours with his grandchildren and walking with his canine friends. Eddie volunteered at the pensioners club, was a past member of the board of directors Sydney Co-op, and a member of Club 55. Eddie loved to bowl, play darts, shuffle board, tarabish, and curling. Eddie will always be remembered for his kindness, compassion and generosity towards others. Eddie always thought of others before himself. He held strong family values and always encouraged others to do their best. He was a great supporter and always willing to go the extra mile. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Yvonne (Coakley); children, Ronnie (Susan) Bereta, Diane (Glen) Joseph, Kenny (Sandra) Bereta, and Darlene (Chris) Bereta; his sister, Vickie Nichols, all of Sydney. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kristin (Drew) Currie, Sydney, Melissa (Chad) Henry, Lower Sackville, Glenda (Colin) Joseph, Fort Saskatchewan and Bethany Bereta, Sydney as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, his sisters, Helen MacArthur and Caroline Anczurouski; brothers-in-law, Gerald Nichols, Donnie MacArthur and Stan Anczurouski; along with two brothers in infancy, predeceased Edward. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday April 22, 2009 at St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Reception at the Steel Workers and Sydney Pensioner Club, Inglis Street. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 4/18/2009 Sydney
Bernard Houlton Robert Bernard Cape Breton Post 21/08/2009
Houlton Bernard, Wagmatcook

Born in 04/12/1953 at Baddeck , Nova Scotia , Canada

Houlton Robert Bernard, 55 of Wagmatcook, Victoria Co., N.S., died peacefully with his family by his bedside Monday, August 17, 2009, at Victoria Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 4, 1953 in Baddeck, son of the late Frank Larry and Mary Susan (Isadore) Bernard. He was a member of Queen of the World Catholic Church, Wagmatcook. Houlton was enthusiastic, a guitar player, a singer and was always the life of the party. He loved joking around and even kept his humour while being very ill. His goal was to make people laugh.
He is survived by his ex-wife, the former Pauline Isadore, his one true loved, who was at his bedside until his demise. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Laurence, Wagmatcook, Philip (Karen) Wagmatcook, Carol Johnson (Bob), Millbrook, Alexandria (Louis Joe), Waycobah, Freda (Alfred), Membertou, Judith (Joe), Waycobah; numerous nieces and nephews and stepchildren.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter Frank, David, Welfred and Vincent; his sister, Dorthy (Basque) Bernard; his grandparents, Laurence Jerome Bernard and Annie Paul, Wagmatcook and Louise Isadore and Flora Googoo of Wagmatcook.
The body is resting at 79 Humes Rear East Loop with visitation after 5 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2009, at Queen of the World Catholic Church with Rev. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in the Queen of the World Cemetery at a later date.
Donations may be made to charity of ones choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, NS.
8/17/2009 Baddeck Dec. 4, 1953
Bernard Jonathan Fracis Bernard Cape Breton Post 17/08/2009
Jonathan Francis Bernard, Wagmatcook

Born at Baddeck , Nova Scotia , Canada


It is with deep sadness that we the family of Jonathan announce his passing on Aug. 14, 2009.
Jonathan was a member of the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha parish, Wagmatcook.
Born in Baddeck, Jonathan was the eldest child of Noel Michael and Mary Louise Bernard nee Googoo (Lindsay Marshall).
Jonathan loved the outdoors; fishing in rivers and lakes and hunting moose in the Highlands were his greatest passion. He was a kind young man who enjoyed his friends, family and the Elders in our community. Jonathan was raised by his grandparents Big Francis and Virginia Googoo of Wagmatcook.
Jonathan is survived by his sisters, Ashley Dawn and Michelle Carmelina Bernard (Isaac Francis) and his most cherished niece, Karmalyn Rose, Wagmatcook; his best buddy and cousin Jason MacDonald, Orangedale; grandmother, Mary Bernard, Waycobah; aunts, Nora (Louis) Isadore, Wagmatcook, Nancy (Randy) MacDonald, Orangedale, Elizabeth Toney, Josephine Googoo, Alice Bernard, Harriet Nicholas, Lucille Bernard, Waycobah, Sally Cope and Bellin Nicholas, Truro; uncles, Harvey, Jeffery and Alexander Bernard, Waycobah; godparents, Kji Keptin Andrew Denny and Ethylyn Peck.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Big Francis and Virginia Goo Goo, Wagmatcook, paternal grandfather, Andrew Bernard, his aunt, Mary (Molly) Googoo, uncle, Mathew Bernard, both of Waycobah, and aunt Brenda Marie Googoo, Wagmatcook.
Visitation will be at the family home at beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 on Number 10, Joegun Rd., Wagmatcook. The funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. at the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Church, Wagmatcook with Rev. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial will in the Wagmatcook Cemetery.
Following the graveside service there will be a celebration for Jonathan through a Salitey and Feast at the Wagmatcook Cultural Centre; everyone is welcome to attend.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill’s Funeral Home in Baddeck.
8/14/2009 Baddeck
Bernard Mary 'Rose' (Smith) Bernard Cape Breton Post 31/07/2009
Mary 'Rose' Bernard, Waycobah

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Mary Rose Bernard, 82, of 8989 Hwy. 105, Waycobah passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Paul) Smith.
She was a member of Blessed Kateri Tekwitha parish, Waycobah. Rose was a devoted traveller to Saint Anne de Beaupré and also to Medjugorje.
Rose was known for the many quilts she designed and completed. She enjoyed her hobbies and especially the time spent with all her loving family.
Rose was employed during the Second World War at T.W. Curry Ltd. and worked as an extra in the movie Squanto.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Catherine (Benedict), Anne Isabel (Raymond), Janet and Madeline; six sons, Frank (Genevieve), Louis Joe (Alexandria), Gilbert, Charles, Robert (Kelly) and John Leonard (Darla), all of Waycobah and also by 34 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; and nephews and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth.
Rose was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles Joseph ‘Soln’, three brothers, Jimmy, John, Sam, three sisters, Mary Flora, Christina, Rubena, two sons, Benjamin, John Noel, two grandchildren, Drew, Brayden and one great-granddaughter, Nicole.
Visitation for the late Rose Bernard will be at the family residence in Waycobah on Sunday, Aug. 2 after 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Blessed Kateri Tekwitha Church on Monday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel @ns.sympatico.ca.
7/29/2009 North Sydney
Bernard Roddie Thomas Bernard Cape Breton Post 20/04/2009
Roddie Thomas Bernard, 44 of Indian Brook passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 at work. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA, he was the son of the late John and Annie Mae (Cremo) Bernard. Roddie operated the family grocery and tobacco store under the name of MicMac Groceries. He is survived by his former wife, Sherry (Hickey) Bernard; daughter, Kayla; brothers, John, David (Helen) and special nephew, John Harnish, all of Indian Brook; sisters, Elizabeth (Ron), Halifax, Darlene (Darryl), Indian Brook; aunts, Annie Paul, Gloria Bernard, Pat Bernard, Mary Lou Bernard, all of Indian Brook, Beverly Gould, Whycocomagh, Gladys Stevens, Eskasoni, Diane Bernard, Maine; several nieces and nephews; godchildren, Alison, Michael and Sharon Paul; special friend, Sheila Burris. He was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Francis and brother, Gordon; uncles, Martin, Doug, Bill Bernard and Roddie Cremo. Visitation was held Monday, April 20 at the Ettinger Funeral Home, Main Street, Shubenacadie. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Indian Brook, officiated by Fr. Tom Kurudeepan. Burial took place in the community cemetery. 4/17/2009 Lynn, Massachusetts
Bernard Roderick 'Roddie' Bernard Cape Breton Post 21/11/2009
Roderick 'Roddie' Bernard

Born in 04/08/1931

Bernard, Roderick Francis ‘Roddie’ Bernard, 78, Beach Road, Eskasoni, died November 18, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Malagawatch on August 4, 1931, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Paul) Joe.
He was a retired carpenter and worked for the Eskasoni Band Council and was a member of Holy Family Church, Eskasoni.
He is survived by two daughters, Martha (Shawn), Millbrook; Nancy, Eskasoni; stepdaughters, Rosie, Betty (Mike); stepsons, Ben (Bridget), Walter (Madeline), Levi, David (Mildred), Maynard (Gina) and Howard (Elizabeth), Eskasoni; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Madeline Bernard; brothers John, Millbrook and James, Eskasoni; stepbrother, James Joe, Eskasoni; stepsister, Louise Sylliboy, Eskasoni; stepsons, Francis and Charles, Eskasoni; granddaughter, Valon and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at his daughter Martha’s residence, 30 Martin Crescent, Millbrook on Saturday November 21, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 9 a.m. Sunday morning. His Remains will be transported to Eskasoni for visitation on Sunday November 22, 2009 after 2 p.m. at 5293 Mountain Rd. Funeral will be held, Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church, Eskasoni, Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Parish Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Funeral Home, Truro & TW Curry Funeral Home, Sydney.
Online condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com.
11/18/2009 Malagawatch 4/08/1931
Bernier Joseph Bernier Cape Breton Post 04/03/2009
Joseph Bernier, 89 of Sydney River, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney. Born in Britt, Ont., he was the son of the late Herman and Dorilda (Charette) Bernier of Ontario. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish and Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion. He worked for CNCP until his retirement. He was an avid gardener, who loved spending time at his bungalow at Blackett’s Lake. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Kenney); daughters, Janet (Mike), Sydney; Susan, Sackville, N.S.; sons, Peter (Eddie), Toronto, Ont.; Brian, Sydney River; grandchildren John David, Trevor, Steven, Amanda, Erica, great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Jessica, Kenna, Breanne; brother, René; sister-in-law, Marg and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mildred, Vern, Gert, Nora, Lola and brother, Ambrose. Visitation for Mr. Bernier will take place March 5, 2009 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated March 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com 3/3/2009 Britt, Ontario
Berthelot William ' Bill' Berthelot Cape Breton Post 30/06/2009
William ' Bill' Berthelot, Cornwall

Born in 18/02/1935 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

The family of William ‘Bill’ Berthelot regret to announce his death on June 14, 2009, after a brief illness in Cornwall, Ont., where he resided for the past 45 years.
He is now reunited with his late wife, Jeannette MacDonald, formerly of MacKay’s Corner in Glace Bay.
Bill will be remembered for his mild manner and devotion to his family. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
6/14/2009 Sydney 18/02/1935
Best Gerald William Best Cape Breton Post 17/12/2009
Gerald William Best, North Sydney

Born at Rose Blance , Newfoundland , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gerald William Best, 76, of Stanley Street, North Sydney, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Elsie (Knott) Best.
He worked as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic until his retirement. Gerald was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Florence (Bond) Best; daughters, Lana Best (Kenny), Florence, Valerie (Paul) MacDougall, Sydney Mines; sons, Gerald (Eileen) Best, Russell, Manitoba, Kevin (Darlene) Best, Sydney Mines, John (Kim) Best, Upper Sackville; seven grandchildren, Jesslyn, Tamika, Trevor, Steven, Todd, Christopher and Alyssa. Also surviving his one sister, Susie Melbourne, North Sydney; and several nieces and nephews.
Gerald was predeceased by one sister, Amelia (Millie) Brown, brothers, Thomas, Walter, Claude and John Best.
Visitation for Gerald will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Masonic service will be held Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or Nova Scotia Lung Association.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
12/16/2009 Rose Blanch, NL
Best Sandra Best Cape Breton Post 10/12/2009
Sandra Best, Halifax

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our sister, Sandra on December 3, 2009.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Egbert and Mary (Marsh) Best. Throughout her career, Sandra was a teacher, later becoming a principal, from which she retired in 2007 after 35 years of dedicated service to her students.
Sandra loved her family and students dearly.
She is survived by her siblings, Lorne, Brian, Janice, Philip, Kerry, Karen, Jeffery and Lorie, as well as many dear nieces, nephews and close cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents an older brother, Donald.
Sandra loved life and people. She touched many lives. Her smiling face and engaging conversation will certainly be missed by all.
Besides her family, she leaves several close friends, co-workers and all who had the pleasure of her company.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (902-477-5601), where a memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at 3 p.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in Sydney, N.S.
Donations in memory of Sandra may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com.
12/3/2009 Sydney
Bewsher Florence (Sargent) Bewsher Cape Breton Post 26/12/2009
Florence (Sargent) Bewsher

Mom passed away peacefully at Northwood Manor on December 22, 2009.
She will join husband, Norman and daughter-in-law, Trina in Heaven.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Norman, Jennie (Cyrille) Billie (Vikki), Danny (Christine); grandchildren, Chris, Mike, Richard, Kevin, Amanda, Heather and Holly; and the light of her life, her great-grandchildren, Sidney, Cameron, Georgia, Maya, Elena and Nick.
A memorial service will be held at Northwood Manor penthouse on Dec. 28, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m.
12/22/2009

Bickerton Wayne 'Happy Jack' Bickerton Cape Breton Post 22/08/2009
Wayne 'Happy Jack' Bickerton, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Wayne Bickerton, 68, of King Street, New Waterford, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of late Elmer and Renovia (Hibbert) Bickerton.
Wayne was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan.
He worked as a coal miner with Devco for 33 years until his retirement.
Wayne was a kind-hearted, generous man who loved tarabish and at one time was an avid dart player. He was also a man of great humour who, at times, was very outspoken. Wayne was an outgoing guy with a fondness for animals, especially his pet dogs, Cody and Simba.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; sons, Billy (Rachelle), Wayne and Shawn, all of Grande Cache, Alta.; brother, Melvin ‘Snooks’ Bickerton, New Waterford; five grandchildren, Raymond, Billy, Teala, Shawn Michael and Cody; numerous nieces and nephews; a godson, Jacob.
Besides his parents Wayne was predeceased by father and mother-in-law, Tommy and Florence ‘Mit’ Bennett.
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 funeral mass to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating.
A luncheon will follow at the Army, Navy, Airforce in New Waterford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Cape Breton Branch SPCA.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/21/2009 New Waterford
Bill Franklyn G. 'Frank' Bill Cape Breton Post (paper vers only) 11/07/2009
ranklyn G. 'Frank' Bill, 85, a resident of natick, Mass., passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after an extended illness on July 7, 2009.

He was the beloved husband of Priscilla (Pittman) Bill, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in North Sydney, N.S., Canada, Mr. Bill was the son of the late Percy F. and S. Claire (Cruickshank) Bill. He was raised and educated there as well as in Scotland. He served in the Canadian Merchant Navy & the United States Merchant Marines followed by a career in Boston, Mass., as a real estate owner and developer. He loved sailing and the ocean. In additon to his wife, Mr. Bill is survived by his children, Debra Ridge, Norwell, Mass., and Susan Giorgio and her husband Antonio, Sudbury, Mass.; five grandchildren, abigail and Emily Ridge and Allison, Madison and Jack Giorgio.

Visiting hours will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common), Natick, Mass., Monday, July 13, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Dover Church, 17 Springdale Ave., Dover, MA 02030, Tues., July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Those wishing to remember Mr. Bill may do so through memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA, 02472 or to the Natick Visiting Nurse Assoc., 209 W. Central St., Natick, MA, 01760.

For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at www.everettfuneral.com or legacy.com.
7/7/2009 North Sydney
Binder Darryl Binder Cape Breton Post 31/07/2009
Darryl Binder

It is with profound sadness that the family of Darryl Binder announces his sudden passing on July 27, 2009, at the tender age of 37 in Alberta.
He is survived by his partner, Tammy Kennedy; his five children, Dylon, Tyler, Faith, Kierstin and Francis. He is also survived by his father, Blaise and stepmother, Linda, Glace Bay; his brother, John, Glace Bay; stepsister, Lynette (Michael), Fall River; stepbrother, Vincent, Edmonton; and many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Effie and grandparents, Mary and Fred Binder and Theresa and John (Bunny) Gouthro.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place on Aug. 7, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences can be sent to linda_binder@hotmail.com.
7/27/2009

Bishop Kenneth James Bishop Cape Breton Post 29/12/2009
Kenneth James Bishop, Ashby

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadden hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather, Kenny, on Dec. 27, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a courageous 13-year battle with Huntington’s disease.
He was the son of the late Ruth Elizabeth (Lewis) Allan.
Kenny is survived by his daughter, son-in-law, and caregivers, April and Warren Higgins; papa’s pride and joy, Jennie; his special buddy, Landon; and his dear friend, Johnny MacIsaac.
Dad was a bricklayer with Sydney Steel and later worked at Heather Bowling Lanes until his illness. He was a diehard Habs fan, a true Cape Bretoner, and he loved going to his walk to Tim Hortons for an ice capp.
Dad’s smile was as big as his heart and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his uncle, Clifford Lewis,stepfather, Nelson Allan, and his best friend, and special angel, Jenny Gardiner.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at S.W Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel.
Dad, you are my hero, I love you and I miss you already. You and mom will always be in my heart. I thank God for giving me such wonderful parents.
Online condolences may be made to our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com.
12/27/2009 Sydney
Bishop Lewis Bishop Cape Breton Post 30/11/2009
Lewis Bishop, Glace Bay

Born in 25/11/1921 at Spaniard's Bay , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father.
Born in Spainard’s Bay, N.L., Nov. 25, 1921, he was the youngest son of the late Moses and Julia (Mercer) Bishop.
Lewis is survived by his two daughters, Jean (Butch) Hoffman and Terry Lynn (Doug) Sheppard; grandchildren, Lori Lynn and Kyle Hoffman, Angela Campbell and Anthony Sheppard; and great-grandchildren, Mitchel, Keagan, Kylie, Mannix and Carter.
Besides his parents, Lewis was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Vivian (Mercer) Bishop, brothers, Drover, Henry, Ches and Max. Lewis was the last surviving member of his family.
Lewis was employed for 33 years with Atlantic Springs and Machine Shop as a welder. Retiring in 1987 he completed his trade as a welder at the Shipyard in Pictou, N.S.
Dad was a very humble man, devoted to his family and he was a true confidant. He will always live in our hearts.
There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at Patten Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either the Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com or patten@seaside.ns.ca.
“Under the shadow of Thy wing shall be my refuge”
11/30/2009 Spaniard's Bay, NL Nov. 25, 1921 Date of death not noted, used published
Bishop Michael T Bishop Cape Breton Post 15/04/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike as the result of a tragic accident April 12, 2009, at the age of 47. Mike was a loving husband, father, son and brother who had a strong sense of family. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, on January 3, 1962 he was the son of Shirley and the late Les Bishop. Beloved husband of Donna (Hines). Loving father of Evan, Wade (Karen Sage) and Dawn (Christian Morley). Dear brother of Donnie (Donna) of Sydney, N.S., Joe (Linda) Georges River, N.S., Billy and John (Marjorie) of Milton, Ont., Chris (Kim) of Toronto, Sonja (Art) Francis of North Sydney, N.S. and Shaundy Sibley of Thorold. Uncle Mike will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mike was employed with Centennial Construction as a labourer/cement finisher and he enjoyed working closely with the guys as was evident in the many stories he would tell upon his arrival home each day. In his spare time Mike enjoyed nothing more than piling the family into his truck and just driving around to see the sights. He also enjoyed taking his go-kart out with the boys. Mike was anxiously awaiting the birth of his first grandchild in September. Mike’s family will receive friends at the Lamb-Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent St., Thorold on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in The Lamb Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines. Memorial donations in memory of Mike to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.lbfuneralhome.com 4/12/2009 Sydney Mines 03/01/1962
Bisson Myrtle M Bisson (Beaton) Cape Breton Post 14/03/2009
Myrtle Marie (Beaton) Bisson New Waterford 1916-2009 It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our beautiful and beloved mother. Myrtle (Beaton) Bisson, a daughter of the late Jack and Ellie (MacNeil) Beaton, passed away peacefully at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on March 12, 2009, surrounded by her family and special friends. Our mother was first and foremost a woman of faith, integrity, humour and a true lady. This was always evident in her encounters with every person she met (whether young or old). She always had a kind word for all. Her faith was her foundation which she carried within her heart and soul until the end. Throughout her life our mother as a young woman was very athletic. She won medals for swimming, running, baseball, and played badminton and skated well into her seventies. After her children grew up, she studied at U.C.C.B. for seven years and obtained a Theology degree proceeding to teach Religious Education for fourteen years. Myrtle also belonged to the alumni at U.C.C.B. and was also on the Advisory committee of the Family Service. She was appointed president of St. Agnes Parish Council for several years and also served as a lector in the church. Myrtle belonged to the Catholic Family Marriage Council as well for several years. She is survived by nine children, Sharon (Myles) MacNeil, New Waterford, Camille (Johnny) MacNeil, Boston, Mass., Ann 'Nippy' (Kenneth) Williams, New Waterford, Sherrie (Buddy) Palmer, Burlington, Ont., Cornell (Mona ) Bisson, Mississauga, Ont.,Sheldon (Joan) Bisson, Sackville, N.S.,Verna Bisson, Halifax, George (Betty-lou) Bisson, New Waterford, and youngest, Patsy Bisson, Sydney; one sister, Greta (Beaton) Durkacz, Hamilton, Ont.; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Myrtle is predeceased by her beloved husband, John E. Bisson; son Raymond Bisson; daughter Lynn Marie, who was a twin, in infancy; several grandchildren, Lynn Marie MacNeil, Sharon Marie MacNeil (daughters of Sharon (Myles) MacNeil), Deborah Ann and Dianne Rochelle Williams (daughters of Ann 'Nippy' and Ken Williams); two sisters Mary Beaton, Shirley (Beaton) MacDougall, and three brothers James, Russell and Greg Beaton. 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 funeral mass of celebration for Myrtle will be held Monday, March 16 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan, with Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will be held immediately following the funeral mass at St. Agnes Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca We would like to express our sincerest and heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Mohammed Awad for all the compassion and concern that he gave to our mother. For this she held him in the highest esteem. Also, our sincerest gratitude is extended to all staff on Medical Floor at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Special thanks is extended to RN, Julia (Yolanda) Penney-Darling; RN, Angela Parsons; RN, Agnes MacLellan, RN, Tanya MacDonald, RN, Cindy Nicholson- Pozzebon; LPN, Debbie MacLellan; LPN, Brenda Drake, and LPN, Ann MacDonald, for treating our mother with the utmost dignity and respect and for this she loved you. Also to Deacon Leo Penny for his kindness and compassion for our mother. Special thanks to our sister-in-law, Betty-lou (George) Bisson and Edna (Kevin) Bisson and children whom she loved dearly. In closing, our mother's philosophy on life was "It is our faith that compels us to believe, even when we cannot explain to others why or how. By our faith, we only know in whom we trust. And that is sufficient". 3/12/2009

Black Herbert Joseph Black Cape Breton Post 06/01/2009
Herbert Joseph Black

Born in 18/07/1942

66, Sydney River Herb is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie (Melnick) Black, and their children, Michael, Halifax, Krystyna, at home. He is also survived by his son, Paul, Sydney, Wayne (Mary T.), Halifax, Jean (Darryl) Magura, Toronto, and his granddaughter, Ella Magura. Herbie passed away suddenly at home Monday, Jan. 5, 2008, in his sleep. He was born in Sydney, July 18, 1942. Predeceased by parents, Alberta (Gillis) and Herbert Black. Herbie was employed with Independent Auto Appraisal Ltd. Previously employed with Breton Auto Appraisal. Previous co-owner of BlackWorth Auto service manager for Cape Breton Chrysler for many years. Herbie, being an automotive mechanic, was also a jack of all trades, as he will be remembered being very willing to lend anyone a hand at anytime. He enjoyed his daily walks with his dog Sassy. He was under the false impression that he was a good tarabish player on his regular Thursday night game. Herbie is survived by 13 siblings, Carol (Ken) Williston, Halifax, Janet (Buddy) Demers, Belmont, Mass., Tony (Carol), Westmount, Mary (Steve) Barrett, Enfield, Alberta (Ralph) Mozvik, Sydney River, Alan (Linda), Sydney, Terrance (Linda), Sydney, Joe (Kathy), Sydney River, Brian (Janice), Sydney, Cathy (Peter) Miller, Enfield, Robert (Jean), Sydney, Anne Marie (Dave) Livingstone, Halifax, John (Darlene), Halifax. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and his special aunts, Sara Black and Helen MacNeil. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Mary's Polish Church, Whitney Pier. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the S.W. Chant Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8 at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Will MacPherson officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
1/5/2008 Sydney, July 18, 1942
Black Marie B Black Cape Breton Post 30/04/2009
Marie Black, Sydney

Born at Port Morien , Nova Scotia , Canada

Marie Bernedette (MacDonald) Black, 88, of Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her family by her side.
Born in Port Morien, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph MacDonald and Kate Ann MacDonald Goodwin.
She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Sydney, Units 5 and 6 U.C.W., a former Explore Youth leader and vacation Bible school teacher.
Mom had a passion for knitting, crocheting and quilting which she shared with others. She was a homemaker at heart and enjoyed providing a warm, happy home for her husband, daughter, relatives and friends.
Mom was an equal partner with dad, working together they built a home, a bungalow and enjoyed summer days camping, traveling and sunsets on the Bras d’Or Lakes. She was a person of strong religious faith, church and family were the center of her life. Her personal belief for life was to treat each individual equally, with respect and dignity. What you do for one, you do for all.
Prior to her marriage, Mom worked at the Glory Café and Myer’s Photographic Studio, Glace Bay.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Sharon Anne Black; brother, John (Eleanor) MacDonald, Glace Bay; nephews, Keith (Leona) MacDonald, Bruce (Jo-Ann) MacDonald; grandnephews, Kevin, Brendan, Devin, Andrew, Ethan MacDonald; grandniece, Penney MacDonald, all of Sydney.
Besides her parents, Marie was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, George ‘Blackie’, May 12, 2008; her brother, John Allan MacDonald; in-laws, Edwin and Emma Black; sister-in-law, Frances Black and stepfather, Jack Goodwin.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 1, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 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.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/27/2009 Port Morien
Blackie Florence 'Flo' (Burton) Blackie Cape Breton Post 15/09/2009
Florence 'Flo' Blackie, Sydney Mines

Born in 27/02/1922 at Bay St. Lawrence , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Mary Florence ‘Flo’ Blackie, 87, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bay St. Lawrence, Feb. 27, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (MacLellan) Burton.
She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines.
Flo was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Flo is survived by her daughter, Donna (Joe), Sydney Mines; and her sons, Frankie, Leitches Creek, and Stevie (Lisa), Sydney Mines. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bernie, Sharon, Florence, Wanda, Troy, Michael, Rebecca, Tonia and Kevin; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and two special nieces, Bev LeBlanc and Bealia Doyle.
Besides her parents, Flo was predeceased by her husband, Steve, granddaughter, Trina, brothers, George, Murdock and John and sisters, Margaret Hollingsworth, Ann MacNeil, Sadie MacDonald and Violet Bonner.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass celebrating Flo’s life will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will follow the service in the parish hall. The burial will be held at a later date.
Donations in Flo’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
9/14/2009 Bay St. Lawrence, Feb. 27, 1922
Blackie Willena (Lee) Blackie Cape Breton Post 24/02/2009
Willena (Lee) Blackie, Sydney

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother and grandmother, Lee Blackie on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Jemimah (MacKeigan) Lynk and step-father, Jim Boyd. She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines.
Lee is survived by her three sons, Charles (Theresa), Jim (Diane) and David (Debbie), all of Sydney Mines. She will be sadly missed by her granddaughters – “her girls”, Charlene, Samantha, Rachel (Andrew), Katie, Rebecca, Terra (Brian), and by her great-grandson, Regan. She is also survived by her sisters, Violet (Frank) Donato, Sydney Mines, Emma Krvzanowski, St. Catharines, Ont.; a brother, Danny Boyd, London, Ont. And a number of special nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Lee was predeceased by her husband Walter, sister Henrietta, and brothers Bob, Billy, Colin, Fred, Jake, and Jim.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass to celebrate Lee’s life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
2/22/2009 Glace Bay
Blake Shirley (Appleton) Blake Cape Breton Post 10/10/2009
Shirley Blake, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Blake, age 74, of Glace Bay. Shirley passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Stan and Margaret (Naish) Appleton. Shirley was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. She enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, going to bingo and loved gardening.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Arlene (Troy) Brown, ON, Patricia (Angus) MacLeod, Glace Bay, Marie (Roddie) Russell, ON, Glenda Blake, ON; son, Eric (Carol), Glace Bay; brothers, Tom Appleton, Glace Bay, Roy (Sis) Appleton, Glace Bay, Bill Appleton, Sydney; sister, Alglie Nearing, Glace Bay; several cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; son, Glen; brothers, Bernie, Arnold; sisters, Joyce, Anne, Edna and Dorothy.
Visitation for Shirley Blake will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 in the funeral home chapel with Corp. Sergeant-Major, Fred Courtney officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay.
Online condolences to the Blake family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/9/2009 Glace Bay
Blinkhorn Annie Blinkhorn Cape Breton Post 20/06/2009
Annie Blinkhorn, Carleton Place

At Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place, Ont., on Thursday June 18, 2009 at the age of 87.
Predeceased by her husband, Arthur.
Loving mother of Beverley (Robin Rogers) and Janis (John McCaig). Proud grandmother of Erin Rogers (Joe Lay), Kathleen Rogers (David Harper), Alexander McCaig and Kelsey McCaig. Great-grandmother of Ava and Audrey Harper and Madeleine and Isabel Lay. Survived by her brother, Harold D’Orsay of Toronto Ont.
Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home and Chapel 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, Ont. (613) 257-3113, on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 from 12 noon until the funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Fr. David Andrew officiating. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
www.barkerfh.com
6/18/2009 Sydney, July 18, 1942
Blinkhorn Mary Colleen Blinkhorn Cape Breton Post 11/05/2009
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Blinkhorn at home on May 9, 2009. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James and Sadie (Confiant) Blinkhorn, Sydney Mines. She was employed as manager of Ruby Mason’s Boutique and later as secretary at Dalhousie University. She is survived by her son, Michael Matthews (Melissa), Sydney Mines; her siblings, Theresa McCready (Frank), Sydney Mines, Jim (Cheryl) Blinkhorn, Dundas, Ont., Brian Blinkhorn (Connie), Orillia, Ont. and Marion Clare, Orillia; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and ‘Baby Face’ Pat. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Catherine and Jacqueline, her brothers, Adrian and Francis Xavier, her niece, Denise and nephew, Dwayne. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Arrangements have been entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. 5/9/2009 North Sydney
Blinkhorn Mary 'Thelma' (Rasmussen) Blinkhorn Cape Breton Post 26/09/2009
Mary 'Thelma' Blinkhorn, Sandy Point

Born at Florence , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that the family announce the death of Mary ‘Thelma’ (Rasmussen) Blinkhorn on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Florence, Thelma was the daughter of the late Simon and Sarah (Jessome) Rasmussen. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. Thelma was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Shelburne County Women’s Liberal Association. She was an avid bingo player and truly enjoyed the Tuesday evening card games at the Sandy Point Community Hall.
She is survived by sons, Wayne (Cheryll), Blaine (Anne), Shane (Wendy), all of Sandy Point and Tremaine (Shelly), Goose Lake; grandchildren, whom she treasured, Lauren, Chalmers (Tracey), Matthew, Darius, Daniel, Benjamin, Gabrielle; great grandson Brandon; sisters, Anne Glidden, Washington, USA, Gennie Mann, Eastern Passage, Theresa Bandfield, Ingonish, Lottie (Phil) Walsh, Sylvia (Charles) Porter, both of Florence; brothers, Louis Rasmussen, Ontario; Harold (Theresa) Rasmussen, Florence, Stephen (Mary) Rasmussen, Ingonish Beach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Thelma was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence ‘Blinky’; sisters, Mary Sampson and Viola Jessome; brothers, Simon, Percy, and Joseph Rasmussen.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, 58 Bulkley St., Shelburne. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Catholic Church with Fr. Pat O’Meara officiating. Thelma will be laid to rest in the St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, tahe family requests donations be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Thomas Catholic Church or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to hmhuskilson@ns.aliantzinc or you may sign the guest book at:www.huskilson.net.
9/24/2009 Florence
Blois Cameron Blois Cape Breton Post 30/10/2009
Infant Cameron Blois

Cameron Blois, son of Ken and Tammy (Budden), Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.
Private family burial service will take place
10/28/2009

Blundon Stanley Blundon Cape Breton Post 19/01/2009
Stanley Blundon

78, New Waterford It is with great sadness that the family wish to announce the passing of Stan Blundon on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford he was the son of the late Stephen and Blanche (Head) Blundon. Stan was a 37-year employee of Maritime Tel & Tel and had many stories of time spent with the crews. He was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and the Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and especially time spent in his garden. He was very well respected by his friends, and neighbours and welcomed everyone. He was well known for telling tall tales and having treats for children in the neighbourhood. Stan is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years Marion (Watson); daughter, Karen (Philip) Blondeau, Cole Harbour; and son, Darren (Anne Louise), Port Hawkesbury; cherished grandchildren, Heather Blundon, Sam and Erin Blondeau; sisters, Viola, Bernice, Edith; brothers, Fred, Alonzo, Walter, David and Frank, who all live in the Kitchener, Ont. region. Besides his parents, Stan was also predeceased by his brother, John Blundon. Visitation for Stan will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500 and a celebration of Stan's life will take place Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Vernon Reid and Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall, all are invited. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care. To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
1/18/2009 New Waterford
Blundon Warren Stanley Blundon Cape Breton Post 18/02/2009
Warren Stanley Blundon, Grand Mira North

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Life is not measured by years although taken at such a young age Warren ‘WSB’ enjoyed a fulfilling fun life. Warren passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Marie (Walker) Blundon, Dutch Brook, and the late Ron Blundon.
Warren worked for the Department of Transportation for the past 29 years, where he enjoyed conversations with the people who he encountered on the country roads. Warren had a passion for nature, he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boating on the Mira.
Besides his mother, Warren is survived by his best friend and wife of 25 years, Natalie (Presseau) Blundon; two sons, Carl (Erin), Marion Bridge, Spencer (Candace), Lethbridge; his brothers, Danny (Susie), Halifax, Billy (Arlene), London, Blair (Willena), Cape North. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Frances Presseau, father-in-law, Bob (Fran) Presseau, sisters-in-law, Florence (Brent) Sutherland, Roberta (Darren) MacNeil; as well as four nephews, Cory, Matthew, Daniel, Kevin; four nieces, Leah, Erin, godchild, Jillian, and Emma.
Besides his father, Ronnie, he was predeceased by his brother, Jason.
He will be missed by all the gals and guys in Mira where he made some of his truest friendships.
Visitation will be take place Thursday, Feb. 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A celebration of Warren’s life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the funeral home chapel with a reception to follow. Interment to take place in Sandfield Cemetery at a later date.
In memory of Warren, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or charity of choice.
‘Live, love and laugh’
Online condolences can be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
2/17/2009 Sydney
Bobyk Mary 'Vonnie' (Giovannetti) Bobyk Cape Breton Post 23/12/2009
Mary (Vonnie) Bobyk, Whitney Pier

Born at Donkin , Nova Scotia , Canada

Veronica Bobyk passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with grace and dignity.
Born in Donkin (Dominion No. 6), Vonnie was the daughter of the late Lambert and Stella (MacKenzie) Giovannetti. Educated in Donkin and Sydney, Vonnie graduated from the Empire Business College, and at an early age, travelled to Ottawa to work during the war years with the Department of Agriculture.
She returned after the war, married and settled in Sydney. For a number of years she operated her own grocery business, J.B.’s Dairy on Lingan Road in Whitney Pier, retiring in June of 1990.
A devout Catholic, Vonnie was a member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sydney. A quiet and unassuming woman, full of compassion and caring, she enjoyed traveling, playing cards and was an avid reader. Until recently she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. Vonnie was a devoted wife, mother and sister. She loved to laugh and reminisce about growing up in Donkin, and time spent with her brothers and sisters with whom she shared a lifelong bond. Vonnie’s greatest joy was time spent with her two daughters, and the adoration was mutual.
Vonnie is survived by her two loving daughters, Valerie, Halifax, and Erica, Sydney, with whom she resided. She is also survived by her sisters, Agnes Montague, Toronto, and Mrs. Elizabeth ‘Carmel’ Ranni, Halifax; her brother, John Cameron Giovannetti, Fredericton; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John (JB) in 1986, brothers, Donald, Adrian and in infancy, a brother, Daniel Humbert, and a sister, Mary Frances. Vonnie will be missed by all of her friends.
There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Bobyk. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church, Whitney Pier. Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with a reception to follow in the church hall. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
12/21/2009 Donkin
Boish Ivan Herbert Bois Cape Breton Post 05/09/2009
Ivan Bois, New Waterford

Born in 27/05/1925 at Grand Falls , New Brunswick , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Ivan Herbert Bois, 84, of New Waterford on September 4, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ivan was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick on May 27, 1925 and he was the son of the late Gilbert and Athalie (Morin) Bois.
He served in the armed forces in Germany from 1943-1946 during the Second World War. Ivan began as a coal miner in 1947, working in #12 colliery, Lingan Mine retiring from Lingan Phalen Mine in 1989. Ivan mentored in the Joy Program at Mount Carmel School for many years and enjoyed wood working very much. He was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club, where he enjoyed playing darts, pool, and a good game of cribbage. Ivan enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and loved watching them play hockey.
Ivan leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Florence (Doyle) Bois; his sons, James (Angie) Toronto, ON; Gerald (Tena), New Waterford, Robert (Mabel), Surrey, BC; Brian (Claudette) Sydney; Joseph and Michael, both of Toronto, ON; daughters, Patricia, Dartmouth, Sharon (Larry) Laffin, Halifax; brothers, Donat (Natalie) New Brunswick, Lester (Rhonda) Sarnia, ON, Conrad (Phyllis), New Market, ON; sisters, Dorothy, South Carolina, Adeaide, Oshawa, ON, Marie, Oshawa, ON; also his loving 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. As well as numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends.
Besides his parents, Ivan was predeceased by a brother, Phillip in infancy; his sister, Sr. Geraldine, Order of Sacred Heart.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, Sept 6, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford (862-7500). A funeral mass celebrating Ivan’s life will be held on Sept 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Of Saint Leonard’s, New Waterford, with Fr. Doug Mac Donald officiating. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. A reception will be held at the Parish of Saint Leonard’s Hall, 310 Convent St., New Waterford, all are welcomed to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ivan’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
To view Ivan’s book of memories, light a memorial candle, or send your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
Special thanks to New Waterford Homecare, Palliative Care, VON, Mary and Claudette for their unending support and loving compassion during our difficult time.
9/4/2009 Grand Falls, NB 27/05/1925
Bonaparte Patricia Bonaparte Cape Breton Post 18/05/2009
Patricia Bonaparte, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Patricia Bonaparte due to sudden illness on May 15, 2009.
Patricia was born in Sydney, the daughter of Ronald and Sadie Dinn.
Patricia was a member of St. Theresa’s parish. She graduated with her BBA honors in 1985 and also achieved a RCW diploma in 2004. Patty was always a champion for the underdog, for she would help anyone in need and volunteered many hours to reflect this. Her gleaming smile and constant optimism will be greatly missed.
Surviving to mourn her loss are her loving parents, Ronald and Sadie Dinn; sons, Esa Reilly, at home, and Bradley (Carla); daughter, Ashley; grandchildren, Braedon, Reagan and Sierra; sisters, Deborah (Ray) Graham, Sydney, Gail (Charles) Ranni, Lower Sackville, and Linda (George) Piercy, Sydney; and one brother, David (Sharon) Dinn, Halifax. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Patricia was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Ivy and Art Hillier, paternal grandparents, Ronald and Marg Dinn and sister, Maxine.
Visitation for the late Patricia Bonaparte will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Gaum Room at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., with entrance on Church Street, Whitney Pier. Funeral mass to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Educational Fund for Son.
Online condolences may be sent to info@pierfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Pier Community Funeral Home.
We need you to know that we will never part and,
We are keeping you with us forever in our heart.
5/15/2009 Sydney
Bonar David Francis Bonar Cape Breton Post 13/07/2009
David Francis Bonar, Sydney Mines

Born at Alder Point , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Francis Bonar on July 11, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Daniel and Annie Bonar
David is survived by his daughter, Bernadette Boutilier; grandsons, Shane and Lawrence; great-grandson, Cody; brothers, Carl and Larry; sisters, Rose (Cyril) Hoig, Linda (Derrick) Laffin, Margaret (Jimmy) Robertson and Molly (Abe) Miles.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Tom and Daniel ‘Bud’.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca
7/11/2009 Alder Point
Bond Marion Bond Cape Breton Post 19/02/2009
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Marion Bond, 89, of Glace Bay, on February 16th, 2009. Born in Sydney, Marion was the daughter of the late John E. (Jack) MacLeod and his wife Margaret Ferguson MacLeod. Marion was employed at T. Eaton Co. in Glace Bay. Marion was also employed at T. Eaton Co. in Toronto, while living in Scarborough. She was a member of Warden United Church, Glace Bay and attended West Minister Presbyterian Church while in Toronto. Marion is survived by daughters Ruth (Gene) Harnett and Warna Fraser; son James B. (Jim) Bond; brothers Earl (Dean) MacLeod of Sydney, and Allister MacLeod, Ontario; grand-sons Ryan, Craig and Marc Harnett, Ontario, Warren and Jamie Fraser, Alberta; granddaughters Cyndie Fraser, Ontario, Carrie Lynn (Rory) Bradshaw B.C., Ruth (Jamie) Anderson, Glace Bay; Great grandsons Frasier, Hunter, Fabian, Logan and Linden, great granddaughters Brooklynn, Jill and RoryLynn. Besides her parents, Marion was predeceased by her husband Byron Bond, Son-in-law Fabe Fraser, Great grandson Matthew Bradshaw, brothers Morris and Ralph MacLeod, sister-in-law Gloria MacLeod and Charlotee MacLeod. Visitation for the late Marion Bond will be held Friday, February 20, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Warden United Church with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Marion’s memory can be made to Warden United Church or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be emailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca 2/16/2009 Sydney
BONIN Arthur Xavier BONIN The Chronicle Herald 01/06/2009
BONIN, Arthur Xavier

— 91, of Halifax, passed away on June 1, 2009, after a short illness. Born in D'Escousse, Cape Breton on December 7, 1917, he was a son of the late Jean Toussaint Bonin and Josephine (Poirier) Bonin. Arthur served his county as a proud member of the Merchant Marines during the Second World War and was awarded a number of medals for his service. He served from 1941-1943, most of these being foreign assignments. He is survived by his long-time friend, Clarice Daraiche; sisters, Minnie (John) Bouchard, Halifax; Florence (Dominic) Pettipas, Halifax, and Jane (Leo) Sampson, Dartmouth; brother, Michael (Donna) Bonin of Brighton, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, John, Wilfred and Louis, as well as brothers-in-law, John, Dominic and Leo. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. No service by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home and burial will be at sea at a later date. Condolences may be placed by visiting: www.mem.com
6/1/2009 D'Escousse
Bonner Violet Bonner Cape Breton Post 21/02/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother, devoted wife, and greatest grandmother, Violet (Burton) Bonner, 72, on February 19, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (MacLellan) Burton. Violet is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Leonard Bonner; one son, Leonard Bonner, Sydney Mines; daughters, Deborah Anderson, Sydney Mines, Stephanie Bonner, North Sydney and Charlene Bonner, Sydney Mines. She is also survived by one sister, Florence Blackie, Sydney Mines. She will be sadly missed by her six grandchildren, Sam and Steven Anderson, Virginia and Eric Bateman, and Ashley and Shelby Bonner. Our mother was a wonderful loving person who loved to be surrounded by family. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She had many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly and looked forward to seeing at family gatherings, and always welcomed visits from her many family and friends. Besides her parents, Violet was predeceased by her brothers, George, Murdock, and John Burton; sisters, Margaret Hollingsworth, Ann MacNeil and Sadie MacDonald; a very precious grand niece, Cindy Gilbert, and her daughter-in-law, Anne Mae MacKinnon. There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. A memorial service to celebrate Violet’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Peter Refuse officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Violet’s memory may be made to Cape Breton Cancer Center or the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca 2/19/2009 Sydney Mines
Boone James Leonard Boone Cape Breton Post 10/02/2009
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of James Leonard Boone age 65 of 515-41833 Riverside Drive Ottawa, Ont. K1G 0E8. Len passed away at his residence February 8, 2009. Born in Dominion he was the son of the late James and Olive (Kuhn) Boone. Len will be sadly missed by his wife, Kay (MacLean), Ottawa, sisters, Ann (Bernard) McIsaac, Ottawa, Alice (George) Shorte, Nfld, brothers, Aubrey (Josephine) Boone, Halifax and Fr. Leo Boone, Glace Bay, sister-in-law, Kenzie and brother-in-law, Garfield Doherty. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John and sister, Gladys. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Len’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 2/8/2009 Dominion 24/07/1944
Boone Paul Gerard Boone Cape Breton Post 18/09/2009
Paul Gerard Boone, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Paul Boone, 44, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Margie (MacKenzie) and the late Justin Boone.
Paul was a member of St. John’s Church in Glace Bay. Paul was employed as an electrician at Clear Water Fisheries in Glace Bay. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoyed spending time with all his family and friends, especially his close friend Billy Beresford.
Left to mourn are his loving wife and best friend, Ann (MacLeod); his two children, son, Colin, and daughter, Chantel, to whom he was both a loving and devoted father. Beloved brother to Sharon, Darlene, Sheldon, Maureen, Mary Elizabeth and Joe; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Paul’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Bill Rankin will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Glace Bay. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall.
As an expression of sympathy for Paul, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospital Cancer Centre.
My life will go on without you, but nothing will be the same.
I’ll learn to hide my heartache, when someone speaks your name.
Sad is my heart that will always love you, silent are my tears that fall.
Living my life without you is the part I fear the most.
Our special years will not return, the ones we spent together.
But with your love still in my heart,
You’ll be with me Forever.
Loving wife Ann
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/16/2009 Glace Bay
Borden Wilfred Borden, Fr. Cape Breton Post 05/08/2009
Father Wilfred Borden

Fr. Wilfred Borden, OMI, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Foyer Lacombe, St. Albert, AB, at the age of 79.
Son of James Borden and Anastasia Predergast, he was born to a family of 13 children in Donkin, NS, on May 8, 1929. Wilfred entered the Novitiate and pronounced his first vows on September 8, 1957, and was ordained a priest on June 9, 1963 in Ottawa. Fr. Borden was a teacher in Cluny, AB and St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton. He was a rector at Pangborn Hall, Nortre Dame, IN, and a chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He retired to Foyer Lacombe in March 2007.
He is survived by a sister, Anastasia and brothers, Joe and John.
Predeceased by sisters, Mary, Agatha and Monica and brothers, Gus, Jamie, Tom, Robert, Bernard and Bill ‘Dinny’.
A memorial mass will take place at St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin, Friday, August 7, 2009 at 5 p.m., presider will be Father Edwards.
4/16/2009 Donkin
Boudreau Donald Albert Boudreau Cape Breton Post 05/08/2009
Donald Boudreau, Fall River

Born at St. Peter's , Nova Scotia , Canada

Donald Albert Boudreau, 84, of Fall River and formerly of Lower L’Ardoise, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Leo and Rebecca (MacLean) Boudreau. With the passing of his parents at an early age Donnie move to Gracieville, where he was lovingly raised by Joe and Florence Gracie. In early years, Donnie worked in a clerical position at the L’Ardoise Co-op and L’Ardoise Credit Union. He was also employed as an office clerk with the Gulf Oil Refinery, Point Tupper for nearly 18 years.
A gentle and dedicated individual, he was a devoted husband and father. Donnie enjoyed the company of friends, good laughter and up for a challenge with a game of crib. He was also a diehard Montreal Canadiens fan.
He is survived by his soulmate, love of his life and wife of 56 years, Phoebe (Kinslow); sons, Donald (Holly), Kentville, David (Michelle), Newmarket, Ont.; daughters, Lorraine (Conrad) LeLievre, New Minas, Debbie (Frank) Parsons, Windsor Junction. Special to his life were his 10 grandchildren, Joel, Shannon, Brad, Jennifer, Breanne, Melissa, Donald III, Logan, Cain and Kinlagh; also a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Gerald, Frankie, Ivan and a sister, Kathleen Boudreau.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise at 11 a.m., Fr. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Burial of ashes in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the community centre.
No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.
8/1/2009 St. Peter's
Boudreau Edwina M Boudreau Cape Breton Post 06/05/2009
It is with sad hearts that we the family of Edwina have to announce the passing of a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law, who passed away peacefully and quietly at home in Arichat on May 1, 2009. Born on December 24, 1945 in Petit De Grat, she was the daughter of the late Jeantie and Felicite (Samson) Boudreau. Edwina left a lasting impression on all of those who knew her kindness, compassionate ear, sense of calm, and reassuring smile. She enjoyed her friends company at the bingo, playing cards especially “Pay Me” at the campground. She was also quite artistic with a piece of material or wood while listening to her favorite country music singers. Baking (especially with chocolate) was also one of her favorite pastimes and could be frequently seen in the kitchen at Jeantie”s Mini Mart in Arichat where Edwina was the manager for 17 years. She was also a former employee of Booth Fisheries and Richmond Fisheries as their payroll clerk for many years. Edwina was the first president of the Isle Madame Voluntary Fire Department Ladies Auxillary in Arichat and called more than one game of bingo at Our Lady of Assumption Church Hall in Arichat. She was well respected and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her spouse, Victor David, Arichat and her children, son, Evan Richard, Bedford and daughter, Joy (Nick McEntee) of Ontario; her two beautiful angels that she loved and adored, grandchildren, Felicia and Halle McEntee; brother, Venard Boudreau (Mary); sister, Leah Bond (Armond), both of Petit De Grat; sisters-in-law, Freda Boudreau, Petit De Grat and Carol Shanahan (Frank), British Columbia; mother-in-law, Blandine David, Petit De Grat; brothers-in-law, Gary David (Mary Ann), Kenneth David, both of Petit De Grat and George Boudreau, Halifax. She was predeceased by her brother, Alzear Boudreau; sisters, Zita and Clarisse Samson as well as a brother-in-law, Sylvester Samson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat on Friday, May 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Edwina”s life will be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m., May 9, at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Edwina will be buried in the Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit De Grat with her mother at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society. To light a candle or to send condolences in memory of Edwina, visit www.chboudreau.com. 5/1/2009 Petit de Grat 24/12/1945
BOURQUE Vitus Joseph BOURQUE The Chronicle Herald 19/09/2009
BOURQUE, Vitus Joseph

— 92, Halifax, passed away peacefully in the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Born in 1917, in River Bourgeois, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Clara (Landry) Burke. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Before and during the Second World War, he served in the Canadian Merchant Navy, serving in Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Later he drove for Thompson's Transfer, Halifax, retiring in 1982. He was an avid member of a senior's bowling league with his co-parishioners of St. Joseph's Parish in Shad Bay. He, along with his wife, was a long-time resident at Northwood, where he made many fine friends and joined them in playing cards, darts, pool and shuffleboard. In his final months while residing with his son and daughter-in-law, Vitus was treated with great respect, generosity and love by all his caregivers, whom he skunked regularly while playing crib. His greatest smiles and most constant thoughts and moments of pleasure were with his grandsons and his great-grandchildren and their antics. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Irene (Morrison) Bourque, Halifax; son, Dennis Burke (Laura), Halifax; grandsons, Stuart (Angela) and Scott (James) both of Halifax; great-grandchildren, Sophie, and twins, Maggie and Sawyer, all of Halifax; brothers, Raymond, Ernest, John, Roderick, all of River Bourgeois; Richard, Petawawa, Ont.; sisters, Margaret Smith, Irene McLaughlin, Mary, all of Halifax; Emily Harding, Napean, Ont.; Theresa Landry, River Bourgeois; many, many nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by brothers, Anthony, Alex, Freddie, Eddie, and sister, Anna. Cremation has taken place. Funeral will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, 6351 North St., Halifax, with his nephew, Father Earl Smith officiating. Burial will take place in River Bourgeois at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity of your choice. On- line condolences at:

sshadbay2@eastlink.ca

BOURQUE
9/19/2009 River Bourgeois 1917
Boutilier Mary 'Millie' (McLean) Boutilier Cape Breton Post 19/09/2009
Mary 'Millie' Boutilier

Born at Bridgeport , Newfoundland , Canada

Mary Carmella Boutilier, age 87, of Mitchell Avenue, Dominion, NS passed away on Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Christina (Cameron) McLean.
She was a member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. In her younger years Millie sang in Immaculate Conception Choir and belonged to the Children of Mary. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, but mostly she will be remembered as a loving mother and caretaker with a great sense of humor.
Millie is survived by three daughters and one son: Pauline (Bert) Coffin, Gardiner Mines, Tena (Tom) Shea, Elaine Saccary, and Danny (Doris) all in Dominion. She is also survived by a sister, Sarah Charron of Ontario, and nine grandchildren, Camie Rouleau (Marc), Dennette Saccary (Chris), Francis Saccary (Melissa), Sheri Lynn Saccary (Colin), Lynette Saccary, Carey Ellsworth (Richie), Saundra Coffin (Erin), Bryan Boutilier (Candace), and Catherine White (Karl).
Millie also had eleven great-grandchildren: Rebecca MacKenzie, Brandon Rouleau, Riley White, Brynn White, Brayden Ellsworth, Payton Ellsworth, Carson Dean, Mitchell Dean, Kyle Dean, Cache Saccary, Easton Saccary. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Millie was predeceased by her husband, Weldon Boutilier; a sister, Mary Brodie; brother-in-law, John Brodie; brother, John Joe McLean (Edna); brother-in-law, George Charron and a sister Josephine McLean.
Vistitation will take place on Sunday from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Andrew Gillies is Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall.
As an expression of sympathy for Millie, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/17/2009 Bridgeport
Boutilier Catherine Cape Breton Post 24/10/2009
Catherine Boutilier, Golden

Born in 12/04/1954 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It comes with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Catherine Linda Boutilier in Golden B.C. on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Born and raised in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Joe Boutilier and Betty Vegere Boutilier. She is survived by one sister Joann, three brothers Joe (Lois) Boutiler, Mira, Donnie, B.C. and Davie NewWarerford. By request cremation has taken place.
10/10/2009 Glace Bay 12/04/1954
Boutilier Cyrilla Annette (MacMullin) Boutilier Cape Breton Post 02/11/2009
Cyrilla Annette Boutilier, Sydney Mines

Born in 07/07/1940 at Scotch Lake , Nova Scotia , Canada

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Cyrilla Annette Boutilier, 69, of Sydney Mines on Oct. 31, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Scotch Lake, Cyrilla was the daughter of the late John Neil and Martha (Campbell) MacMullin. She was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or.
In her earlier years, Cyrilla worked at Stedmans, and spent 25 years at the Northside General Hospital, retiring from the housekeeping department in 1994. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her favourite pastimes were bingo, cards and travelling away to visit family.
She was the loving wife of Sid Boutilier; and mother of Lloyd (Wanda), Oakville, Ont., Susan (Danny), St. Catharines, Ont., Stephen, Janna (Timmy Jessome), both of Bras d’Or, Kirk (Trina), Kingston, Ont.; devoted grandmother of Jacqueline, Brooke, Josh, Baylee, Tanner, Ceilidh, Sara, TJ and Beth. Also left to mourn are sister, Ave Stoddard, Berwick; brothers, Joseph (Maureen) and Christopher Dunsworth, both of Sydney Mines; sisters-in-law, Vera MacMullin, Florence and Phyllis MacMullin, Kentville. Cyrilla was loved and will be missed by mother-in-law, Elizabeth Boutilier, Little Pond, and her extended family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, John David, William and Lloyd, and by brother-in-law, Dave Stoddard.
Visitation for the late Cyrilla Boutilier will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass celebrating her life will take place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. A reception will follow at the Florence Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Cyrilla’s memory may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/31/2009 Scotch Lake 07/07/1940
Boutilier David Boutilier Cape Breton Post 27/10/2009
David Boutilier, Hilliside Boularderie

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

We regret to announce the sudden passing of David Boutilier, 57, of Hillside Boularderie, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of Rita (Gouthro) Boutilier and the late Gerald Boutilier.
He was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or.
David was employed with Joneljim Construction until the time of his death.
Besides his mother, Rita, David is survived by his sons, Shane and Lawrence and his grandson, Cody. He is also survived by his brothers, Remi (Gloria) and Kevin (Glenda).
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. A memorial mass celebrating David’s life will be held in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/26/2009 North Sydney
Boutilier Eileen May Boutilier Cape Breton Post 19/09/2009
Eileen Boutilier, North Sydney

Born at Lockerville , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt Eileen May Boutilier, age 84, a resident of Mapleview Drive, North Sydney, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Lockerville, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Clara May (Croft) Schofield. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
Eileen is survived by her children, Keith (Gloria), and Linda (Gerald) Campbell, both of Brasd’Or; Glen (Carol), Peter (Corrine), both of North Sydney, Clayton (Paula), of Millville. Also surviving is daughter-in-law, Gloria Boutilier; her brothers, Keith, Carlton, Kempton all Lockerville; sisters, Corrine, Carol and Myril, all of Lockerville, NS, and June,of Windsor, NS; and by her 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Roy; two sons, David and Robert and by her daughter-in-law, Lorraine (Gracie) Boutilier and brother, Clarence.
Visitation for Eileen will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in the W.J. Dooley Fuenral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will take place Monday, 2 p.m. from Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
9/18/2009 Lockerville, Kings Co.
Boutilier Elizabeth 'Lizzy' (Gouthro) Boutilier Cape Breton Post & Chronicle Herald 31/10/2009 M Jordan & G Newbury Cape Breton Post 31/10/09:
Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Boutilier (Gouthro)

Born in 02/05/1921

The sun rose for Elizabeth on May 02, 1921.
Her sunset came gently on October 29, 2009.
Lizzy is survived by her children, Lucy Lirette, Sheila (Ronnie) MacLeod, Helen (John) MacNeil, Charlene (Blaine) Thomas, Fred (companion Peggy Metcalf).
Also mourning her loss are eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; her sisters Christy Burke, Mary O’Brien, Isabelle Baker, and brother Fred ‘Teddy’ Gouthro.
Lizzy will be missed by Anna Boutilier and John Nickelo who affectionately thought of her as their ‘second mother’.
She was predeceased by husband, Charlie; son-in-law, George Lirette and great-granddaughter Ariel Lirette.
Predeceased as well by her parents, Nelly (nee Boutilier) and Joe Gouthro; three brothers and three sisters.
Lizzy was a loving spouse for 39 years, and no child could wish for a better mother.
Her way was to have each child believe that “Mom liked me best”, but in her heart there were no favorites. She treated all her children with equal measures of love and respect.
Although she raised her family during hard times, her kindness assured that no one who needed a meal went without, especially at Christmas when plates of turkey were always sent to any lonely person in the neighborhood.
Even as the years took their toll, Lizzy kept her interests in cooking, baking and home decorating. Nothing delighted her more than adding to and rearranging her vast collection of silk flowers.
Great fun for her was playing cards. Her reputation as a card-shark was well earned. Many a challenger sat with her over a crib board only to come away “skunked” at the end of the game. She loved to win and when she won, her laughter was music to the ear.
Mom left a poem that she recorded years ago. She wanted her children to know that “when the time came” we should dry our tears and know that her spirit would always be with us.
Lizzy’s family and friends will miss her greatly and will take comfort from the good memories.
She is at peace with her Lord.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 from 2-4,7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Andrew Gillies is Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. James Church, Gardiner Mines followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
All are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall, directly below the church.
Online condolences to the Boutilier family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, N.S.

BOUTILIER (Gouthro), Elizabeth "Lizzy

Dominion. The sun rose for Elizabeth on May 2, 1921. Her sunset came gently on October 29, 2009. Lizzy is survived by her children, Lucy Lirette, Sheila (Ronnie) MacLeod, Helen (John) MacNeil, Charlene (Blaine) Thomas, Fred (companion Peggy Metcalf). Also mourning her loss are eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; her sisters, Christy Burke, Mary O'Brien, Isabelle Baker, and brother, Fred "Teddy" Gouthro. Lizzy will be missed by Anna Boutilier and John Nickelo who affectionately thought of her as their "second mother". She was predeceased by husband, Charlie; son-in-law, George Lirette and great-granddaughter, Ariel Lirette. Predeceased as well by her parents, Nelly (Boutilier) and Joe Gouthro, three brothers and three sisters. Lizzy was a loving spouse for 39 years, and no child could wish for a better mother. Her way was to have each child believe that "Mom liked me best", but in her heart there were no favorites. She treated all her children with equal measures of love and respect. Although she raised her family during hard times, her kindness assured that no one who needed a meal went without, especially at Christmas when plates of turkey were always sent to any lonely person in the neighborhood. Even as the years took their toll, Lizzy kept her interests in cooking, baking and home decorating. Nothing delighted her more than adding to and rearranging her vast collection of silk flowers. Great fun for her was playing cards. Her reputation as a card-shark was well earned. Many a challenger sat with her over a crib board only to come away "skunked" at the end of the game. She loved to win and when she won, her laughter was music to the ear. Mom left a poem that she recorded years ago. She wanted her children to know that "when the time came" we should dry our tears and know that her spirit would always be with us. Lizzy's family and friends will miss her greatly and will take comfort from the good memories. She is at peace with her Lord. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Andrew Gillies is Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. James Church, Gardiner Mines followed by interment in the parish cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall, directly below the church. On-line condolences to the Boutilier family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
10/29/2009 02/05/1921
Boutilier Louise (Campbell) Boutilier Cape Breton Post 08/09/2009
Louise Boutilier, Sydney

Born in 24/03/1949 at New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada

The family of Louise Boutilier is saddened to announce her sudden death at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.
Born in New Glasgow, March 24, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Jessie Campbell.
She graduated from New Glasgow High School in 1967 and Saint Martha’s School of Nursing in 1970. Louise began her nursing career at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax assuming the role of head nurse on 4 West. In 1977, she married her soulmate Richard Boutilier, and settled in Cape Breton where she worked at Sydney City Hospital, St. Rita’s Hospital and recently retired from the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Throughout their married life, Louise and Richard enjoyed travelling extensively throughout Cape Breton, had frequent winter vacations in the South and enjoyed entertaining friends and family at their cherished home on O’Neill Road in the Northwest Arm. Family gatherings at the cottage in Chance Harbour, Pictou County and at Pleasant Bay were an important part of their life. In spite of her continued sadness following Richard’s untimely death in 2000, she travelled and spend time with family and friends and most recently visited her sister Marion in Oman.
She is survived by eight siblings, Clare (A.J. MacNeil) Liverpool, Joan, Anne (John Lindsay), Halifax, Marion (Ellison Robertson), China, Tish (David Nowlan), Walter (Debbie), Chance Harbour, Clarence (Sue), Calgary, and Joe (Jennifer), Ottawa; mother-in-law, Marg O’Neill, Coxheath; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Valerie and Fred Carter, New Minas. She is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Louise was predeceased by husband, Richard, brother, John and sister, Elaine.
In remembrance and celebration of Louise’s life, the family invites friends, neighbours and colleagues to join them at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. Remembrances at 7 p.m.
The family would like to express their appreciation to colleagues at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, particularly Dr. Elwood MacMullin and the staff for the care and compassion they showed Louise.
In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Louise’s love of reading, donations may be made to the McConnell Memorial Library, Sydney or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/5/2009 New Glasgow March 24, 1949
Boutilier Lynda Diane Boutilier Cape Breton Post 09/01/2009
granddaughter, niece and friend. Lynda Boutilier, age 35, of Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her loving family at her side. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Henry and Cynthia (Fletcher) Boutilier. Lynda was employed at various jobs in the Halifax area before becoming a library technician with the Halifax Regional School Board. She moved to Edmonton in September 2007. After only four short months in Alberta, Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer and she returned home to Glace Bay in January 2008 to continue treatment and to be with her family and friends. Lynda enjoyed a full life with reading, camping outdoors, belly dancing and her cats. She had a warm, generous heart and a beautiful smile. Besides her parents, Lynda leaves to mourn, her sisters, Michelle (Robert Sealey), Halifax, Mary Elizabeth (John Robert Gazzola), at home; her two cats, Gypsy and Cedric and the family dog, Hunter; grandparents, Anna Fletcher and Henry and Joyce Boutilier. Also, aunts, uncles, cousins, especially, Aunt Barbara Jean Gillis, who nursed us all this past year with Lynda's illness. Lynda was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Russell Fletcher and cousin, Daniel Delmaire. In honouring Lynda's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, noon until 2 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 2:30 p.m. both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in Lynda's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund, or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Boutilier family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/7/2009 Glace Bay
Bowser Frances ‘Fran’ Mernie Bowser Cape Breton Post 21/10/2009
Frances 'Fran' Bowser, Halifax

Frances ‘Fran’ Mernie Bowser passed away Oct. 19, 2009, in Halifax.
She was the daughter of the late James and Sadie Campbell and stepdaughter of W.M. ‘Sketch’ Campbell.
She was a retired employee of the federal government.
She loved to play cards, crib, bingo and to travel. She enjoyed her winters in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 15 years until Cy passed away in 1998.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Brown, Bridgetown; brother, Donald (Fran) Campbell, Sydney; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Kevin Russell and several nieces and nephews
Predeceased by her husband, Cyril ‘Cy’ Bowser and brother, Peter (Gwen) Campbell.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. A private family interment will be held at a later date at the Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney.
To send condolences to the family, e-mail: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/19/2009

Boyce Carmella (Nolan) Boyce Cape Breton Post 21/11/2009
Carmella Boyce

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Carmella Boyce, age 89 of the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, and a former resident of Maple Avenue, Glace Bay, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Guest Home.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sarah (Moore) Nolan.
Carmella was a former member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. She enjoyed playing bingo, baking, cooking and camping in Prince Edward Island. Carmella had a great sense of humor and a very compassionate nature; as she was always there to help those in need. But mostly, Carmella will be remembered as a very dedicated mother and grandmother who loved her children.
She is survived by two daughters, Doneshia (Randy Morean), Edwinna (Roger Munroe), both in Sydney; four sons, Floyd (Barbara), Halifax, Ray (Zelda),Sydney, Gary, Halifax and Leo (Janet), Glace Bay.
Carmella is also survived by two brothers, Joe (Emma), Glace Bay, Terrance, Halifax; two sisters, Ernestine (George), Halifax, Charlena MacMullin, Ottawa and six grandchildren, Pamela, Liam, Sarah, Cory, Emily, Courtney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Joseph Boyce; four sisters, Margaret, Etta, Anne, Christie; four brothers, Billy, John ‘Jit’, Angus and Leo.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Conrad Edwards is Monday morning at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. Following the mass a reception will be held in the parish hall. Interment at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy for Carmella, donations in her memory may be made to N.S. Heart & Stroke Foundation, Glace Bay Food Bank, Cove Guest Home and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
11/19/2009 Glace Bay
Bradbury Mary Cecilia Bradbury Cape Breton Post 13/01/2009
Mary Cecilia Bradbury 64, North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Mary Cecilia Bradbury, 64, beloved wife, sister and aunt on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Osborne) Dolomont. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, where she taught Sunday school for a number of years and she also volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul Society, and at the canteen in the Northside General Hospital. Mary enjoyed spending her summers camping at Lake-O-Law in Margaree. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bradbury and her little dog, Ginger; her special nephew and grandnephew, Mick Dolomont and his son, Jonathan; her four sisters, Molly (Luc) Quellette, Frances Sheffield, Bridget (Fred) Fudger, Shirley MacInnes, all of North Sydney; her two brothers, Michael (Linda) Dolomont and William (Sylvia) Dolomont, both of North Sydney; her brothers-in-law, Pat Dooley and Frank Fennell; and also by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Dooley and Joan Fennell, brothers, Jack, Ronald and Jim 'B.J.', brothers-in-law, Jamie MacInnes and George Sheffield, two nephews, Patrick and Jim Dooley and her niece, Michelle Dolomont. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass for Mary will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 1/11/2009 North Sydney
Brandon Richard Nelson Brandon Cape Breton Post 15/10/2009
Richard Brandon, Howie Centre

Richard Nelson Brandon, 82, of Howie Center, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, with his family by his side.
Richard is survived by his wife, Karen (Dicks) Brandon; son, Rick (Theresa), Jason (Paula), Norman and Bobby: daughters, Mary Frances and Geneva Catherine; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his infant son, Jeffrey Martin.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Church of Christ the King on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Heart and Lung Association.
10/13/2009

Brann Edna Mae Brann Cape Breton Post 13/01/2009
Edna Mae Brann Born in 02/10/1920 1920-2009 It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of a dear sister and aunt, Edna Mae (Sissy) Brann passed away peacefully at Victoria Haven Nursing Home on Jan. 10, 2009, where she had resided the past year. Born in Donkin, Oct. 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Marjorie (Andrews) Brann. She is survived by her sister, Mary, Halifax; brothers, Willy 'Hobo' (Lucy), Connecticut, Lloyd (Karen), Glace Bay; sister-in-law, Ruth, Donkin; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Edna was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Wilfred (Buddy), sisters, Loretta and Madge and brother-in-law, Budd Billard. As per her wishes, her body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research. The family will receive relatives and friends, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the home of her brother Lloyd at 199 A Brookside St., Glace Bay, from 1-3 p.m. Scent free please. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. 1/10/2009 Donkin Oct. 2, 1920
BRANNON Elvina Lucy "Ellie" (Schnare) BRANNON The Chronicle Herald 30/05/2009
BRANNON (Schnare), Elvina Lucy "Ellie"

— Munroe Avenue Ext., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2009, in Valley View Villa in Riverton. Born in Black Point, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Winnifred Schnare and the wife of Earle F. Brannon, her loving husband of 56 years. Ellie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the Radar Installation Base in Barrie, Ont. for the two years prior to her marriage to Earle. She also gave 15 years of dedicated employment service at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, caring for the infirm and the elderly. Ellie was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow; the St. George's Anglican Church Women; and the Westville Heritage Group. As well, she was an active member of her community, serving the St. John's Ambulance for 25 years. She participated in Big Sisters, was a volunteer at the 1987 Canada Games in Cape Breton, and she delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years. Ellie had also received awards from the Canadian Red Cross for her many blood donations. Ellie enjoyed a busy social life. She and Earle made many friends during the years they square danced with Square Eights, the Trenton Twirlers and round danced with the Min-u-Ettes. Ellie liked ice skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, canoeing, walking and she was an avid bowler. Ellie is survived by her husband, Earle; her children, Janet Lee Brannon (Joel Fichaud), Halifax; Kelvin (Peggy) Brannon, Churchville; Karen (Allen) King, Kamloops, B.C.; Philip (Cathy) Brannon, Lower Sackville; her grandchildren, Hannah Lawrie, Melanie, Scott and Evan Brannon, Shannon and Sean King, Kellsie and Jenna Brannon; and her great-grandchildren, Ava Grace and Rylin Faith Brannon; her sisters, June Schnare and Heather Garbett, both of Seaforth; her brothers, Lloyd Schnare of Sarnia, Ont.; Arthur Schnare of Porter's Lake. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Giddens (Jackson, Miss), and her brother Lorne Schnare ( Seaforth). Ellie's family extends a very special thank you to the staff of Valley View Villa who took such good care of her during the last few years of her life. Cremation has taken place. At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James' Anglican Church, Seaforth, or St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow, (through The Anglican Diocese of NS and PEI, 5732 College St., Halifax, NS, B3H 1X3) or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, 1611 North Main St., Westville, NS, B0K 2A0. Online condolences may be sent by way of the following website:

www.eaglesfuneralhome.ca
5/30/2009 Black Point
Brennan John Francis Brennan Cape Breton Post 15/12/2009
John Francis Brennan, North Sydney

Born in 27/12/1924 at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

John Francis Brennan, a true son of Cape Breton Island passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at his home in North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, December 27, 1924, John was the son of the late Gerald and Elizabeth (Penny) Brennan. He attended St. Mary’s University in Halifax, graduating with a BS degree, before enlisting in the war effort aboard HMCS Oshawa as a Stoker and was present at the surrender of German Submarine U889 off the coast of Newfoundland in the dying days of the Second World War.
A man of vision with a passion for travel, he thereafter joined the family wholesale business as a salesman who toured the many rural shops and villages woven throughout Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, developing relationships along the way which outlast his lifetime. In the early 1960s he expanded the North Sydney Warehouse to become the Canadian Agent for the French Colonies of St. Peirre & Miquelon prompting the construction of the French wharf waterfront facilities and the establishment of Brennan’s Travel Bureau & Agency. The last man to board the ferry before Newfoundland confederation, John had a flare for the dramatic as was later evidenced when he landed in Moscow as a tourism delegate along with the Canadian Press Corp. aboard Air Canada’s inaugural flight to the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.
He established Atlantic Cruise Lines with local investors and brought Scottish Cruise Ship MV St. Ninian to tour Atlantic Canada, “The French Islands” and the waters of Bras d’Or. Encouraging friends to join him, he orchestrated numerous group expeditions to exotic destinations, sharing his passion and curiosity of foreign lands with clients worldwide. An avid sailor all his life he pioneered marketing Cape Breton as a world class destination and was instrumental as Commodore of the Northern Yacht Club in its successful bid to host the World Snipe Championships in 1979. Well known for his gregarious and generous qualities, his ongoing involvement in community service included the Northside Kinsmen, the Knights of Columbus and the Canadian Cancer Society where for years he headed the annual Daffodil Drive.
John was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney.
John is survived by his devoted wife and best friend, Joan (MacLeod) Brennan; his brother, Gerald ‘Bruz’ (Jeannie); his sister, Celine (Jack) Hatherly; his six children, John (Helen), Jeannie (John), Tom, Terry (Marilee), Jim (Linda), Pat (Stephanie) and their mother Dorothy Brennan, his 11 grandchildren, Ishmael, Jude, Miriah, Brittany, Talia, Colin, Johnny, Alana, Cameron, Elise and Chloe, and also by his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by, Yvette Bartlett Brennan.
Visitation for John will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating, with a reception to follow in the church basement. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northern Yacht Club “Junior Sailing Program” or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
“May fair winds follow you on your voyage, skipper.”
12/12/2009 North Sydney Dec. 27, 1924
Bresolin Annie T Bresolin Cape Breton Post 09/02/2009
Annie Theresa Bresolin, 84, of New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Marie (Slobneig) Rupert. Annie was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Annie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a very loving and friendly woman who enjoyed knitting, and had a deep love for animals, especially caats. Annie was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. Annie is survived by her husband, Louie; sons, Louie Jr. (Bernadette), George’s River, and Christopher (Sandy), Kitchener, Ont.; and her three loving grandchildren, Bryson, Mallory and Chelsey. Annie was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, William, Egbert, Christopher, two sisters, Angela and Mary. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan. Interment will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Annie’s memory may be made a charity of choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 2/7/2009 New Waterford
Bresolin Louis 'Louie' Bresolin Cape Breton post 01/12/2009
Louis 'Louie' Bresolin, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

Louie Bresolin, age 84 of Mackay Street, New Waterford, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Alphonso and Maria (Pozzebon) Bresolin.
Louie was a member of Mt. Carmel Church as well as a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He worked for 45 years in the coal mines, retiring in 1987. At that time he was the mine examiner for Lingan Colliery. Louie played baseball for the New Waterford Strands and was an avid Yankee’s fan. He will be remembered as a very quiet, shy man who loved to tend to his garden.
Louie is survived by his two sons, Christopher (Sandy) Bresolin, Kitchener, Ontario, Louis (Bernadette) Bresolin Jr., Georges River; two sisters, Savina MacNeil, New Waterford, Genny Damaren, Guelph, Ontario; three grandchildren, Mallory, Chelsey and Bryson Bresolin.
Also left to mourn Louie’s passing is his sister-in-law, Catherine ‘Tootsie’ Bresolin, Truro.
Louie was predeceased by his wife, the former Annie Theresa Rupert; three brothers, Luigi, Ernesto and Leno Bresolin, brothers-in-law, Bert Damaren and Jeff MacNeil.
Visitation is on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Doug MacDonald is Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue. Interment in the parish cemetery, followed by a reception at the KOC Hall, Plummer Avenue.
As an expression of sympathy for Louie, donations in his memory may be made to the Parish Church of St. Leonard.
Online condolences to the family may be expressed through the funeral home website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
11/30/2009 New Waterford
Brewer Mary Brewer (Petrie) Cape Breton Post 13/04/2009
Mary Susan Brewer (Petrie) 72, Renfrew, Ontario Mary Susan Brewer, age 72 of Renfrew, Ontario and formerly of Dingwall, N.S. passed away suddenly in Sydney on April 5, 2009. Born in Dingwall, she was the daughter of the late John and Hazel Petrie. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Renfrw and a former member of St. Joseph Parish, Dingwall. She is survived by her daughters Mathilda Lambert and Mary Ann Brewer; her son John Brewer, her sister Alexandra Dixon and brothers Lloyd Petrie and Raymond Petrie as well as 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her dearest friend, Deloris Dagenais. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Katherine in infancy. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall. Burial under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be emailed to the family at fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca 4/5/2009 Dingwall
Briand Daniel Frederick Briand Cape Breton Post 21/01/2009
Peacefully in his own home, Daniel Frederick Briand passed away Jan. 19, 2009. Dannie was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Diddie. Loving father of Frances and her husband Michael. A blessing to his grandchildren, Erin, Trevor and his wife, Sarah and his great-granddaughter, Lauren. Dear brother of Mayme and her husband the late Donald Clare. Predeceased by his sisters, Rita and Florence and brother, Leo. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Dannie was born in L'Ardoise, N.S., and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. After the war, he was employed by the steel company in Sydney, N.S. In 1961, he was transferred to Domtar in Trenton, Ont., where he worked until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Peter's Church for over 40 years. Dannie will always be remembered as a kind, gentle and humble man who cared deeply for his family and friends. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rushnell Funeral Centre, 60 Division St., Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.quintefuneralcentres.com. 1/22/2009 L'Ardoise
Briggett Michael Stanley Briggett Cape Breton Post 11/09/2009
Michael Stanley Briggett, Sydney

Born in 17/09/1964 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

With heavy hearts we the family of our beloved Michael announce his sudden passing Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at his residence in Sydney.
Born in Sydney Sept. 17, 1964, to parents, Peter A. Theresa (Rozicki) Briggett.
Michael is survived by brothers, Tim (Donna), Sydney, Quentin, Halifax; sisters, Diana, Mississauga, Carolyn (Bruce), Middle Sackville, N.S.; nieces, Lorraine, Theresa and Ashley; nephews, Jason, Shane and Peter. He is also survived by aunts, Mary Rozicki, Jennie MacIsaac, both of Sydney Forks, Martha Clark, North Sydney, and Maysie MacLeod, Sydney; uncles, Murdock Rozicki, Marion Bridge, John and Joe Rozicki, Sydney, and Marty Briggett, Boularderie.
Visitation will take place Sunday, Sept. 13 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 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at the funeral home chapel with Fr. Frank Abbass presiding. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, East Bay.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
9/6/2009 Sydney Sep. 17, 1964
Briggs Grace Ellen (McCann) Briggs Cape Breton Post 29/12/2009
Grace Ellen (McCann) Briggs, Donkin

Born in 16/03/1922 at Donkin , Nova Scotia , Canada

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our mother and grandmother, Grace Ellen Briggs, which took place at her home on Dec. 24, 2009. Mom lived her 87 years in her beloved Donkin.
Mom was employed at St. Josephs/Community Hospital from 1962 until her retirement in 1983 in the housekeeping department in the OR and later as a laboratory aide. Mom could always be counted on to do a ‘good days work’ whether it was at work or in her well kept and loving home.
She was born March 16, 1922, the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget (McManus) McCann.
Predeceased in 1961 by her loving husband, Louis, mom was left to raise their children as a single parent. Her deep faith in god and her love for their children allowed her to overcome any and all odds that came her way.
Left to mourn are her daughter, Louise (Robert) Baxter and their children, Louis and Terri-Lynn; son, Terry (Sandra) and their children, Sarah (Chris) and Darren; and Cathy (Craig) MacInnis and their children, Evan and Alexandra. Survived by brother, John (Dorothy) McCann, Truro; sisters-in-law, Ada and Bridget McCann; and also survived by several nieces and nephews including best friend, Carmel and her husband Winston O’Leary.
Besides her parents and husband mom was also predeceased by her sisters, Mary, Florence, Catherine, and brothers, Willie, Peter, Arthur and Danny.
Mom was a devoted Christian and a lifelong member of St. Gregory’s parish, Donkin. In keeping with her wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 10 am., Fr. Conrad Edwards will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice, also online condolences can be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
Our family invites everyone to join us for a reception at the Donkin Legion following the service.
‘A mom is the one we want when no one else will do.’
12/24/2009 Donkin 16/03/1922
Brine John W. Brine Cape Breton Post 25/11/2009
John Brine, Charlott

Born in 29/07/1932 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

John William Brine
Glace Bay/Charlottetown, P.E.I.
1932 – 2009
The family of John W. Brine are deeply saddened to announce his sudden passing, November 3, 2009 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., July 29, 1932, John was the son of the late Robert and Clara (Morgan) Brine. In earlier years, he was a Miner. Then served 25 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. Upon retirement settled in Charlottetown P.E.I. with family and was employed with Parks Canada for 10 years and later with Island Tours. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Shirley (Avery) formerly of Glace Bay, sons R.C.M.P. Superintendent Gary (Sandy), Chilliwack, B.C. and Bruce (Marie), Charlottetown, sister Florence (Arthur) Wadden, Glace Bay, grandchildren Meghan and Brandon, B.C. and Tanner and Aiden, P.E.I. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Belvedere Funeral Home, Charlottetown P.E.I. Interment to take place at a later date.
11/3/2009 Glace Bay July 29, 1932
Brooks Mary Ida (MacDonald) Brooks Cape Breton Post 23/10/2009
Mary Brooks, Sarnia

Peacefully at her home, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Mary Ida Brooks, age 56, of Sarnia.
Beloved wife of Carl Brooks. Loving mother of Daniel Brooks and Shannon Weaver. Cherished grandmother of Nolan Weaver. Sadly missed by niece Michele Leivo and her family and nephew Michael Brooks and his family. Dear sister of Wayne MacDonald of East Bay, NS, Francis Lund of Marion Bridge, NS, and Michael MacDonald of East Bay, NS.
Predeceased by her parents Michael and Catherine MacDonald.
Mary worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Northgate Branch. She volunteered for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Relay for Life, and her greatest joys were her family and grandson.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 11-1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a memorial service following at 1 p.m.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.
10/20/2009

Broughm Ross James Broughm Cape Breton Post 23/11/2009
Ross James Broughm, Antigonish

Born at Lockport , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Ross Broughm on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Lockport, he was the son of the late Ross A. Sr. and Ruby (Burke) Broughm.
He was a prominent guitarist who was featured on The Don Messer Show & Sing-a-long Jubilee in 1963. He worked all over Canada in music and was awarded the Canadian guitarist of the year in Montreal, Que. in 1976.
Moving to Antigonish 30 years ago, he retired from Bragg Communications where he worked for over 20 years entertaining the public with his talents. He went on to write and play for local venues. He had been volunteering to play in the local retirement homes at community events.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rosena (Benoit); his four children, Sharon Deveau, Merle (Jeff) Keeble, Barbara Broughm, Kevin (Leslie) Broughm; the mother of his children, Beulah Myers; and his beloved dog, Starr. He is also survived by brothers, Robert (Shirley), Richard (Helen); five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, as well as his 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Arnold, Arthur, Harley, and sister, Evangeline Matthews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Full Gospel Pentecostal Assembly Church, Antigonish, with Rev. Sheldon Chant, Rev. Harvey Martell and Rev. Bob Innis co-officiating.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Martha’s Veterans Ward, Antigonish.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/20/2009 Lockport
Brown Alice 'Chris' Brown Cape Breton Post 07/09/2009
Alice 'Chris' Brown, Port Morien/PEI

A. Christine ‘Chris’ Brown, 90, of Port Morien and formerly of Sherwood, P.E.I., passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Chris was the daughter of the late Dan and Margaret (Smith) Campbell.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school and she was a member of the choir. In later years she was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, and was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Port Morien. Chris worked for a number of years with Eaton’s in Glace Bay and Montreal.
She is survived by her sister, Lorna MacDonald and nieces, Marion and Katherine, Port Morien, with whom she resided when she moved back to Cape Breton prior to requiring long-term care. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Mildred and Lynetta Brown; brother-in-law, William MacAulay; another niece and nephews.
Chris was predeceased by her husband, George W. Brown, sisters, Katherine Campbell, Annie MacAulay, brothers, Hugh Campbell, John A. Campbell and two brothers in infancy and also by sisters-in-law, Rhoda Brown, Grace Campbell, Ethel Campbell and brother-in-law, Philip MacDonald.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A memorial service will be held at Victoria Presbyterian Church, Birch Grove, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment will follow at Black Brook Cemetery, Port Morien.
Family flowers only. Donations in Chris’s memory may be made to Victoria Presbyterian Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.
9/7/2009

Brown Blaise B. Brown Cape Breton Post 04/08/2009
Blaise B Brown, Frenchvale

Born at Pleasant Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our brother, and dear friend, Blaise Brown, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born in Pleasant Bay, N.S., he was the son of the late John Neil and Margaret Jane (Brown) Brown.
Blaise was a central figure within the Talbot House community in Frenchvale, over the past number of years, and was able to influence many others throughout their journey to recovery. He was well known for his creative abilities as a painter, poet, lyricist and photographer. He was a graduate of NSCC Marconi Campus, and while there, created a mural depicting ‘Life in Cape Breton’.
He will be sadly missed by his brother, Liam Brown (Rose Dunphy); nephews, Avery and Aidan; niece, Adrianne; as well as Rev. Paul Abbass, and his extended family at Talbot House.
A private family service and burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Talbot House 1769 Frenchvale Rd., Frenchvale, N.S., B2A 4E2.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
8/2/2009 Pleasant Bay
Brown Brenton Brown Cape Breton Post 02/07/2009
Brenton Brown, Sydney Born in 12/07/1916 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada Brenton Brown, 92, of Sydney, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born on July 12, 1916 in Sydney, Brent was the son of the late John David and Annie (Slaunwhite) Brown. Brent was a machinist and longtime employee of the Canadian National Railways. He also worked at the Point Edward Naval Base and the CN Marine Ferry Terminal, North Sydney. He was a past president of the Industrial Union of Foundry and Machine Workers, Local No. 1 in Sydney. An avid angler, he was a member of Saint Andrew’s Church, Sydney and the Spanish River Senior Citizens’ Club. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Jennie (Cameron); sons, Barry Brent (Patricia) Brown, Sydney, Bruce John (Tasha) Brown, Halifax, Calvin James (Debbie) Brown, Sydney and Douglas Arthur (Lars) Brown, Ross Ferry; nine grandchildren, Adam (Christine) Brown, Andrea Brown Wrathall, Jason Brown, Marishka Brown, Justin Brown, Aaron Brown, Crystal Brown, Jennifer Brown and Vanessa Brown; 10 great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Caitlyn, Amanda, Meghan, Victoria, Willow, Makayla, Dylon, Colby and Phoenyx; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. His brother, Harold (Agnes Mary Kaloc) Brown; sisters, Maise (Michael) Krawchuk, Francis (James) MacDonnell; niece, Marilyn MacDonnell and nephew, Ronald MacDonnell predeceased him. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 7/2/2009 Sydney July 12, 1916
Brown Charles M Brown Cape Breton Post 03/06/2009
Charles Murray Brown passed away May 22, 2009, at the Creston Valley Hospital in Creston, B.C. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Thelma Brown and his sister, Lorraine Harnadek He is survived by two daughters, Christie and Rebecca of Creston, B.C. and by sisters, Grace (Bernard) Senecal, Montreal, Que., Jean (Leonard) Finney, North Sydney, Glenda (Joe) Farrell, Petawawa, Ont., Carol (Richard) Rowter, Boularderie East and by brothers, Henry (Theresa), Oakville, Ont., Melvyn (Darla), Boularderie, and David (Heather), Bras d’Or. Interment will take place in his hometown in Cape Breton at a later date. 5/22/2009

Brown Christopher Michael Brown Cape Breton Post 22/12/2009
Infant Christopher Brown, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing our little angel, Christopher Michael Brown. Christopher was called to heaven on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, Christopher was the son of Cory and Amber (MacDougall) Brown.
Christopher will be sadly missed by his loving parents, Cory and Amber Brown; brother, Dean and sister, Lilly; maternal grandparents, Margaret, Michael (Mick) (Diane) MacDougall; paternal grandmother, Ada (Cookie) Brown (Robert McKay); maternal great-grandparents, Gerry and Kitty Derbyshire; paternal great-grandmother, Frances (Fran) Price. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private family service will be held under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
“Christopher is gone from this world
but never from our hearts.”
12/18/2009 Glace Bay
Brown Frank Sylvester Brown Cape Breton Post 22/06/2009
Frank Sylvester Brown, 80, of Kentville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Saturday, June 20, 2009, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Glace Bay, C.B., he was a son of the late John William and Mary Jane (Kennedy) Brown. In his earlier years, he had been employed in the coal mines of Glace Bay and later became manager of the Aristocrat Tavern, Kentville. He retired as a sign foreman for the Department of Transportation after 18 years. He enjoyed golf and was the longest standing member of Eagle Crest Golf Course, Centreville. He enjoyed skating, walking, winter sports and had been active as a coach and executive member of minor hockey. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Mae Kennedy; two sons, Roy (Marsha), New Minas, Blaine, Kentville; two grandsons, Ben and Ian; two step-granddaughters, Lori Jennison, Calgary, Alta., Amy Jennison, Canaan, Kings County; a brother, Sheldon (June), Glace Bay; two sisters, Chrissie (Mrs. Jigger Phalen), Glace Bay, Mella (Mrs. Melvin White), Glace Bay; a special niece, Wilma (Mrs. Wilfred Boutilier), Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers, Buster, John, Mannie, Allister, Roy and Patrick, a sister, Helen. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 22, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 with prayers to be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, all in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Fr. Craig Christianson officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Online inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com 6/20/2009 Glace Bay
Brown Jacqueline Delores Brown Cape Breton Post 30/12/2009
Jacqueline Delores Brown, North Sydney

Born in 15/06/1935 at Hamilton , Ontario , Canada

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Jacqueline Delores Brown, age 74, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Hamilton, Ont., June 15, 1935, Jackie was the daughter of the late Jack and Katherine (Burke) Allister.
She could always be found on her front step enjoying the neighbourhood. She loved to have company and chat and enjoy her flowers. She had a special love for all her pets. Jackie had a heart of gold and loved her family unconditionally. Although she became a true Cape Bretoner at heart, she still had a special connection with all of her family still residing in Ontario
Jackie is survived by her former husband and friend, Leo Joseph Brown (Sharon); her children, Leo (Lucy) Brown, Boularderie East, Wayne (Darlene) Brown, North Sydney, Linda Brown (Shane), Alberta, Carol (Glenn) Brown-MacKinnon, Sydney Mines, Janice Brown, Alberta, Jeff (Kim) Brown, North Sydney, Greg (Michelle) Brown, Florence; her grandchildren, Steven, Derek, Jeffrey, Nicole, Sam and Jack and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Soleil. Also surviving is her sister, Shirley Wells, Ontario; and her nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Jackie was predeceased by a son, Darren.
Visitation for Jackie will be held Wednesday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association or Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
12/28/2009 Hamilton 15/06/1935
Brown John 'Blackie' Brown Cape Breton Post 29/04/2009
It is with much sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Joseph “Blackie” Brown which occurred Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Murray and Margaret “Maggie” (MacDonald) Brown. Blackie worked at Caledonia Colliery, Fort Louisbourg, Joe Parsons Construction; and was well known in town as a taxi driver for Victor Mills. But, Blackie was most known for his quick wit and his larger than life sense of humour. He enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing with family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (nee Cathcart); sons, David (Ann Marie) and Shawn (Janet); and daughter, Kelly (William MacIntyre); sister, Martina (Murray) MacKinnon; brother, Alex (Diane); seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by siblings, Neil, Mary and Sadie. Visitation will be held Thursday, 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 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations in Blackie”s memory are suggested to the Cancer Society or charity of choice. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/28/2009 Glace Bay
Brown Patrick K Brown Cape Breton Post 27/03/2009
The family of Patrick Kennedy Brown regrets to announce his sudden passing in hospital on March 26, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, March 8, 1925, Pat was the son of the late Mary Jane (Kennedy) Brown and John William Brown of MacKay’s Corner. During his younger years, Pat worked in the coal mines of Glace Bay and was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. After living and working in Ontario, Pat returned to Glace Bay where he owned and operated a very successful business and was also property manager for Marty Chernin. After his retirement, Pat resided in Florida for a number of years. Pat is survived by his wife, Jessie, Ontario; his children, John (Lynn), Debbie (Jim Goddard), both of Ontario, Keith (Lynn), Calgary, Lorne (Sonya), Ontario, Patsy, Calgary, and Troy, Ontario; a number of grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pat is also survived by his brothers and sisters who were always there for him, Frank (Doris), Kentville, Sheldon (June), Glace Bay; sisters, Chrissie (Mrs. Jigger Phalen), Glace Bay, and Mella (Mrs. Melvin White), Glace Bay; very special niece, Wilma ‘Billie’ (Mrs. Wilfred Boutilier); many nieces and nephews; special companion, Rene Labelle and good friends, Mike Nugent and Leo MacSween. Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his son, Dwight, a son in infancy, brothers, Buster, John, Mannie, Allister and Roy, and sister, Helen. Visitation will take place Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Gerald Campbell, is Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, MacKay’s Corner, Glace Bay. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be held at a later date in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Pat, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 3/26/2009 Glace Bay 08/03/1925
Brown Sam Brown Cape Breton Post 02/12/2009
Sam Brown

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Brown, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Winnipeg, M.B. at the age of 78. Born in Glace Bay Sam was the son of the late Lucy and Joseph Brown. Sam is survived by his wife Marilyn, sons Michael, Stephen, daughters Lisa and Donna, stepdaughters Lisa and Karyn, 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, sisters Vivian, Mabel and Merina. Sam was predeceased by brothers Urban, James, Joseph, Pat, Roddy and Sandford, sisters Gertie, Mabel and Marion. Sam served with the R.C.A.F. for 21 years. Cremation has taken place.
Until we meet again, May God hold you in the Palm of his hand
11/17/2009 Glace Bay
Brown Terrance G Brown Cape Breton Post 10/03/2009
Terry passed away peacefully Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was a son of the late Willie and Nellie Brown of Caledonia. Terry lived in Glace Bay for most of his life. He spent a number of years in the culinary services field in Ontario and also worked in the healthcare field at the psychiatric unit of Montreal Hospital. He enjoyed the arts and had a passion and flair for interior decorating ‘decorating on a shoestring’; and answered many tailoring requests as well as window dressing and design for local hotels. Surviving are nieces, Carolyn (William) Snow, Sydney, and Diana (Gerry) Furlong, Mira Gut; nephews, James McKinnon, Glace Bay, William (Bev) MacKinnon, Edmonton, and Sandy (Jerry) MacDonald, Halifax; as well as many close friends who were like family to him. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Rita MacDonald (nee Brown). Cremation has taken place. A funeral Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated by Rev. Gerald Campbell on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Donations in Terry’s memory are suggested to the Glace Bay Food Bank or charity of choice. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 3/9/2009 Glace Bay
Brown Viola Agnes Brown Cape Breton Post 09/11/2009
Viola Agnes Brown, Sydney Mines

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Viola Agnes Brown at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Nov. 7, 2009.
She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel Brown and Freda Agnes (Colburn) Brown, her brother, Howard Daniel Brown, Chester, N.S., and a sister, Freda Elizabeth (Brown) Griffin, Ontario.
She survived by her brother, James C. Brown and sister-in-law, Dena (Smith) Brown, Woodstock, N.B., Robert Brown, Lakeside, N.S., Daniel Brown, Enfield, N.S.; nieces, Heather (Griffin) Moses, Parry Sound, Ont., Lynn (Griffin) Caryn, Tellsonburg, Ont. She is sadly missed by grand nephews, Anthony, Matthew, Nicholas, Aaron, Christopher, Daniel and James, as well as grand nieces, Kandise, Krista, Andrea, Elizabeth, Tiffany, Carol Ann and Sarah.
Viola’s working career was with the Royal Bank of Canada, Sydney Mines which spanned a period of 36 years.
Viola was an accomplished and prolific painter in oils. She was also a talented crafts person and seamstress who relished in trying a new pattern or pursuing a new idea in needlepoint, crochet, knitting, quilting or simply combining material to form a novelty ornament that would please the eye. Viola was also a devoted member of and a willing worker for St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Funeral service will be held in chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Marion Barklay McKay officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
In memory of Viola, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Comfort Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to family fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/7/2009

Brown William (Danny) Brown Cape Breton Post 12/12/2009
William (Danny) Brown, Thompson

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Danny Brown, 55 of Thompson, Manitoba/Sydney Mines, passed away suddenly on December 9, 2009, at the Thompson Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late William O. and Kathleen (Ryan) Brown.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife and special friend, Eva (Vickers) and his brother, Thomas (Pookie) Brown.
Danny is survived by his sisters, Kathleen (Mike) Sidwell, Bev (Bib) Brown, Mary (Stephen) MacCormick, all of Ontario and Margie (Ross) MacLeod, Ross Ferry. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, trusted friend, George, who resided with him and his lovable pets, Gizmo and Baby.
There will be no visitation Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/9/2009 Sydney Mines
Brown William 'Danny' Brown Cape Breton Post 19/12/2009
William 'Danny' Brown

Mass of Christian Burial for the late Danny Brown, who passed away on December 9, 2009, in Thompson, Manitoba, will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
12/9/2009

Browner Donald Browner Cape Breton Post 06/04/2009
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, Donald “Donnie” Browner, 60, of Glace Bay and lived most of his life in Dominion. Donnie passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Joseph and Viiolet (Geddes) Browner. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Betty (Greg) MacDonald, Dominion; brother, Bob (Audrey) Browner, Dartmouth, aunt and uncle, Anne and Tony McCormick, Grand Cache, Alta., as well as nephews, Bob and Rick Browner, nieces, Beth Bennett, Maureen LeBlanc and Kelly Muise. Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by a brother, Alvin. There will be no visitation or funeral service for Donnie Browner. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment will take place at a later date. Online condolences to the Browner family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. When a loved one Becomes a memory, A memory becomes a treasure. Treasure the memories. 4/4/2009 Glace Bay
Brunet Lillian (Long) Brunet Cape Breton Post 21/11/2009
Lillian Brunet (Long)

With sadness, we announce the sudden passing of dear mother, grandmother and sister on November 19, 2009.
Lillian is survived by her daughter, Linda, Paris; son, Dean, Halifax and four grandchildren.
She is also survived by her loving siblings, Evelyn (Sis) Stevens, Florence Morrison (Francis), Shirley Taylor, Louise Cunningham (Dave), Virginia Cignelli (Joe), Vivian Lennon (Mike), George (Ruth), Gerry (Mary), Jackie, Charlie (Anne), Cameron, Murray, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents, George ‘Brickie’ and Mae Long; brother, Bobby; brothers-in-law, Mike Stevens, and John Taylor.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at the S.W Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/19/2009

Bruno Thomas Gerrard Bruno Cape Breton Post 30/12/2009
Thomas Gerrard Bruno, Sydney Mines


Thomas Gerrard Bruno, Sydney Mines, and formerly of Sydney, passed away Dec. 24, 2009, at his home.
He was the son of Shirley Connolly and the late Gerrard Bruno.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Joanne (Vickers) Bruno, mother, Shirley Connolly and a sister, Susan, Halifax.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
12/24/2009

Bryden Esther May (Hull) Bryden Cape Breton Post 19/08/2009
Esther Bryden, Oakville

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Esther May (Hull) Lusty Bryden, passed away peacefully July 24, 2009 at Oakville, ON, in her 86th year.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the youngest child of Grover and May (Morrison) Hull and cherished sister of Lloyd (Charlotte) Hull of Sydney Mines, Shirley (Bill) MacPherson of Osgood, ON and the late Alvin (Velma) Hull.
Esther’s path took her from Cape Breton to Ontario, Halifax, London, Halifax again and finally Oakville. She was a gifted singer, teacher, nurse and naval lieutenant.a
She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Lusty of London, ON. After several years of widowhood, she was blessed to meet her second love Lloyd Bryden, whom she lost to cancer last summer.
The depth of her love, wisdom, humour, faith and courage were ours to share and will stay with us always.

The Chronicle Herald:
BRYDEN (Hull) (Lusty), Esther May
— Passed away peacefully on July 24, 2009, in Oakville, Ont. Born in Glace Bay, Esther was the youngest child of Grover and May (Morrison) Hull, and cherished sister of Lloyd (Charlotte) Hull of Sydney; Shirley (Bill) MacPherson of Osgoode, Ont., and the late Alvin (Velma) Hull. In her 86 years, Esther's path took her from Cape Breton to Ottawa, Halifax, London, Halifax again, and finally Oakville. She was a gifted singer, teacher, nurse, and naval lieutenant. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Lusty (of London, Ont.). After several years of widowhood, she was blessed to meet and marry her second love, Lloyd Bryden, whom she lost to cancer last summer. Esther and Lloyd shared a loving family, including Erna Baer Millar (Peter), of London; Lyanne (Keith) Matcham of Oakville; Philip (Cindy McKinley) Bryden ofFredericton; Lynn (Paul) MacDonald of Halifax, and Mark (Laurie Lee Rogers) Bryden of Dartmouth. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Janna, Luke and Amelia Baer, Chloe, Daniel and Annie Matcham, David and Colin Bryden, Stephen MacDonald, Kyle and Jennifer Bryden, and Sara Lynn Rogers. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, in Padfield Funeral Home, 212 Furnival Rd., Rodney, Ont. Donations to the charity of your choice or to Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital are appreciated. The depth of her love, her wisdom, humour, faith and courage were ours to share, and will stay with us always. On-line condolences may be left at:

www.padfieldfuneralhome.com
7/24/2009 Glace Bay
Bryden John Kenny Bryden Cape Breton Post 29/12/2009
John (Kenny) Bryden, Saint John

Born in 02/08/1960 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Kenny was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Sydney, C.B., and passed away Christmas Day 2009 in Saint John, N.B. He was the much loved and only son of Fred and Peggy (MacDonald) Bryden of Marion Bridge, C.B. Kenny was an excellent mechanic, had worked at several dealerships and at one time owned his own business. He could turn his hand to anything and would lend that hand to anyone that needed it. Kenny brought out the best in people with his kind and easygoing accepting manner.
He grew up in Dartmouth and attended Prince Andrew High School and Dartmouth Vocational School.
Besides his parents, Kenny is survived by his loving children, Matthew, Scott, Alex and Melanie; sisters, Karen Bryden Blom (Paul Blom) and Susan Bryden (Garnet Lowe); two nieces, Skye Bryden-Blom and Katie Bryden-Lowe and many other relatives and friends.
Kenny was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Frederick J. and Mary (Chaisson) Bryden, maternal grandparents, Kenneth J. and Evelyn (Micheau) MacDonald, uncle, Capt. James F. MacDonald and cousin Larry Pike.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 506-646-2424, 230 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, N.B. By request, there will be no visitation. A private memorial mass will take place at Blessed Pope John XXIII with Fr. Irek Bem officiating. Private family interment to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com.
12/25/2009 Sydney 02/08/1960
Bryden William Bernard 'Buddy' Bryden Cape Breton Post 27/01/2009
William Bernard 'Buddy' Bryden 66, Reserve Mines William 'Buddy' Bryden of 113 Centreville Rd., Reserve Mines, formerly of McKay's Corner, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 26, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, Buddy was the youngest son of the late Thomas and Lillian (McLeod) Bryden. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Reserve Mines. Buddy was employed in the dry cleaning business in both Glace Bay and Sydney for several years. He was a very easy going man and was ready and eager to lend a hand to anyone. Buddy's favourite pastime was spending time with his family and friends, fixing things around the house and his special drives with his dog 'Kali' and listening to country music. Buddy is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Dolly (McMullin); daughters, Bernadette (Johnathan), Coldbrook, N.S., Ellen (Stevie), Reserve Mines; son, Michael 'Buddy Jr.' (Paula), River Ryan; his granddaughters, Jennifer and Nicole Poirier, Marissa Bryden, Ashley Donovan, April Dawn Snow, Victoria, Ariel, who were his pride and joy. Buddy was 'Poppy' to his special sister-in-law, Paula, whom he cared for at home. Also surviving are sisters, Norma (Sonny) Morrison, Glace Bay, and Bessie Deboer, Grand Cache, Alta.; many sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Margaret K., Margaret, brothers, Joseph, James, Gerald, Basil, Angus, Leo, Lawrence, Michael and Melvin, mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Michael McMullin. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 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. A reception will be held in the parish hall. Cremation will follow with interment in the parish cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy for Buddy, donations in his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Palliative Care or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Online condolences to the Bryden family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/26/2009 Glace Bay
Buchanan Gordon C Buchanan Cape Breton Post 28/05/2009
Gordon Buchanan, Gardiner Mines at Gardiner Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon ‘Gordie’ Buchanan, 83 of Gardiner Mines, on May 25, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.A lifelong resident of Gardiner Mines, he was a son of the late Thomas and Margaret (McNeil) Buchanan. Gordon was a member of St. James parish, Gardiner Mines. He worked for the Cape Breton Development Corp., retiring after 45 years of service. He will be remembered as loving the outdoors, taking long walks, fishing and gardening. He will also be remembered as a devoted family man who always waited for the company of his children and grandchildren. Gordon will be sorely missed and will always be in the hearts of his family, especially his grandchildren who were his pride and job.Surviving are his wife, Bernardita ‘Deats’ (Burke); his daughters, Karen Black (Kevin), Sydney River, Paula Weatherby (John), Marion Bridge, Kelly Baldwin (Troy), Scotchtown; sons, Blair (Cheryl), Antigonish, Colin (Diane), Gardiner Mines. Also surviving are his daughter-in-law, RoseMary Buchanan, Brantford, Ont.; one sister, Katherine Deveaux, Toronto; brothers, Hughie, Glace Bay and Willie (Babes), New Waterford; seven grandchildren, Chantel Buchanan, Melissa and Jeremy Buchanan, Bethany and Cale Buchanan and his twin granddaughters, Kayla and Breanna Baldwin. Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by his son, Darren; two sisters, Anna and Clara and brothers, Michael, Tom and Danny. Visitation for Gordon Buchanan will be held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Church, Gardiner Mines with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.Online condolences to the Buchanan family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Posted in the Cape Breton Post on June 27, 2009: Gordon Buchanan - Card of Thanks - “Gordon Charles Buchanan” The family of the late Gordon (Gordie) Buchanan would like to express our sincere thanks to our family, friends, neighbours and co-workers for their support and sympathy during such a difficult time. Thank you to everyone who offered their condolences, visited, telephoned, brought food, sent flowers, sympathy and Mass cards, e-mailed and made charitable donations in Gordie’s name. To those who visited the funeral home and attended the funeral, we are grateful. Words cannot express our thanks to Dr. Isabelle Dugas and her Palliative Care team who provided such excellent care, comfort and support during those final days. We would like to extend our appreciation to Father Doug MacDonald for his prayers and Sacrament of the Sick. Special thanks to Father Gerald Campbell for his prayers at the funeral home and officiating at the funeral Mass. In addition, our thanks to the altar servers, St. James’ choir, organist and the luncheon committee and to everyone who participated in the funeral service. Thank you to readers: Cheryl MacPherson and Pearl Farrow and to Eucharistic Minister: Kaitlyn MacPherson. To the pallbearers: Butch Buchanan, David Buchanan, Michael Buchanan, Hughie Morrison, Paul Musial and Joe Waidson, thank you. To the staff of VJ McGillivray’s Funeral Home, our appreciation for their compassion and professionalism. To each and everyone to helped console us during this most difficult time, we are truly thankful. Wife: Deats (Bernardita) Sons: Blair and Colin Daughters: Karen, Paula, Kelly & Families 5/25/2009

Buchanan William 'Junior' Buchanan Cape Breton post 10/09/2009
William 'Junior' Buchanan, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

William ‘Junior’ Buchanan, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Junior was the son of the late William and Etta (Cameron) Buchanan.
He was employed at the Point Edward Naval base and also worked with his brother Wally delivering mail.
Junior loved sports and played both hockey and softball and in his later years he enjoyed being a spectator. At one time he played softball with The Bay Byes.
He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas in Europe and Scotland. He enlisted at the young age of 17 years.
Junior is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jean (Richards). Also surviving are two sisters, Eva, Glace Bay, Norma, Toronto; and a brother, Eddie (Alma), Glace Bay.
Besides his parents, William and Etta, he was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Aubrey, Wally, Eric and sisters, Margaret, Hattie and Lorraine.
Visitation for Mr. Buchanan will take place on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held in Patten Chapel, Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Findlayson officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Road.
Donations in Junior’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.
9/8/2009 Glace Bay
Buckland William Joseph Buckland Cape Breton Post 18/07/2009
William Buckland

The family of William Joseph Buckland is sad to announce his passing on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Emily for 51 years, a devoted and loving father to Jean-Marie and Jennifer Anne and a caring grandfather to Cody and Melody.
Bill is survived by his brothers and sister; Louis, Theresa, Steve, Vincent and Gordon.
A devout Catholic, Bill served for many years as a Eucharist Minister and usher at Nativity of Our Lord Parish. A true sports lover, he was an avid bowler and an enthusiastic golfer with the Etobicoke Fairways Golf Club. He was the most generous, loyal and fun-loving person you could hope to meet and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Peel’
Condolences for the family may also be offered at www.turnerporter.ca. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre or the Cancer Society.
7/14/2009

Buffett Isabella Cecilia Buffett Cape Breton Post 14/07/2009
Isabella Cecilia Buffett, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that the family of Isabella C. Buffett announce her peaceful passing on July 13, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late John and Eliza (Barbour) Buffett of New Waterford.
Our sister Issy, which she preferred to be called, was a member of All Saints Church of England. She was a woman of strong will and faith whose daily prayer periods were very private. She believed in the power of prayer and watched Mass for Shut-ins on Sunday. In younger years Issy was very active in various church youth groups, especially Girl Guides which she remained active into later years.
Issy was a very kind lady. Although she never had children of her own, she loved children and always found time to watch them at play and listen to their little stories. Issy enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews grow into adult life. Children loved Issy and were drawn to her. Issy loved dogs and had a small dog for many years. She had her dog ‘Tia’ for the past 11 years who was so protective during Issy’s lengthy illness that she never left her side. Tia was Issy’s friend and companion.
Issy was very active in younger years and loved sports. She was an avid bowler and was in several leagues. She loved roller skating, ice skating, playing tennis and was the catcher for the New Waterford Hawks Ladies softball team. She loved nature and loved camping and hiking. She was fascinated by the birds on her feeders.
Issy worked at the New Waterford General Hospital as House Mother for the School of Nursing until the school closed. The student nurses kept in touch with Issy following graduation for many years.
Issy was encouraged by the hospital board to obtain a diploma in hospital laundry management. She attended Technical College of Guelph, Ont. For two summers and obtained a diploma in hospital laundry management; a position she held at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital for 24 years until her retirement in 1987. Issy was highly respected in her field and did consulting work for the Glace Bay General and St. Joseph’s hospitals, the Sydney City and St. Rita hospitals and the Maple Hill Manor. She continued to do consulting work following retirement.
Issy did volunteer work for various organizations, especially the Heart and Lung Foundations. She was ward captain for the United Way for several years and was recognized for her outstanding leadership.
Issy is survived by a brother, Fred, with whom she resided; sister, Gloria (Michael) Madden; nieces, Lorraine Crawford, Diane Chiasson, Linda Helle, Donna Simpson and ‘Karen Madden’ who spent so much time with Issy during her long illness; and a nephew, John Young.
Issy was predeceased by sisters, Lillian, Minnie, Mary, brothers, Max, William, Earl and Ben, sister, Pearl and brother, Edgar in infancy, a niece, Isabella Cecilia McInnis.
In keeping with the wishes of our sister, 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 Christian graveside service will be held Friday, July 17 at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Cemetery with Rev. Valeria Rhymes officiating. Family will receive friends following the service at All Saints Church Hall on the corner of McGibbon Street and Ellsworth Avenue, New Waterford, where lunch will be served.
Donations in her memory may be made to the All Saints Anglican Cemetery Fund, SPCA, or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
7/13/2009

Buffett Russell Buffett Cape Breton Post 05/10/2009
Russell Buffett, Thorold

Suddenly, at his residence in Thorold, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at the age of 64.
Loving father of Alfred (Sherrie) Buffett and Philip (Ruth) Buffett. Grandpa will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Michael and Sarah. Dear brother of Gerald (the late Ann), Alfie (Joan), John (Clair), Sheila (Charles) Eakins and Bernice (John) Buttigieg.
Russell’s family will receive friends at the Lamb-Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, 2 Regent St., Thorold on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in The Lamb Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.
Online condolences at www.lbfuneralhome.com.
10/1/2009

Bungay David Phillip Bungay Cape Breton Post 16/03/2009
David Bungay, 59, of Sydney passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the Halifax Infirmary. He was the son of the late Raymond and Jessie (Hardy) Bungay. David was a member of Christ Church and was retired from EDS. He was a graduate of St. FX University, Antigonish, in May 1973. David is survived by his brother, Raymond (Carolyn), Saint John; niece, Janice Bungay, Ottawa; nephews, Arthur (Heather) Bungay, Saint John, Donald (Chris) Bungay, Little Hocking, Ohio, USA; and several great nephews and a great niece. Special thanks to Bryan (Diane) MacDonald for all of their help and assistance over the years. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 3/12/2009

Bunyan Carly K Bunyan Cape Breton Post 25/02/2009
On Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, our Carly passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on June 19, 1982, in Hamilton, Ont., but grew up on Cape Breton Island. Carly was the oldest daughter of John and Kathy (MacNeil) Bunyan, and loving sister of Paul, Jackie and Neil. Carly was an amazing young women who attained many remarkable accomplishments in her 26 years of life. She graduated from SAERC High School in 2000 as female athlete of the year. After graduating she went on to study at the University of Maine, on a full athletic scholarship. During her second year of studies she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had to take a reprieve from her studies. However, as she expressed in her own words, “Giving up means you have to quit . . . I decided not to give up.” Staying true to her words, Carly went on to eventually graduate in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Maine. She was a gold medal scholar-athlete award winner who maintained a high aggregate for the duration of her studies and remained on the Dean’s list. She was captain of the University of Maine women’s track team from 2005-2006. In 2005, she was recipient of the prestigious NCAA Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award in Raleigh, North Carolina, along with only three other individuals in the United States of America. However, she was the only non-American to receive this award — an award intended to honour student athletes who have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics. Carly participated in two Canada Summer Games — one in London, Ont. in 2001 and the other in Regina, Sask. in 2005. In Saskatchewan she was the Team Nova Scotia flag bearer for the closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games — a unanimous decision by the track team. She also participated in many other sporting events such as the Junior Nationals and Legions. Carly still holds provincial records for the triple jump across four age classes. She was involved in many different sports in her lifetime, and a beautiful highland dancer who captivated everyone with her infectious smile. She was honorary chair for the Relay for Life in 2007, and was an inspirational speaker at various events. Carly travelled extensively in her lifetime — she went to Europe, saw the Mayan Ruins in Mexico, travelled across the country and participated in an archaeological dig at the Fortress of Louisburg. She had several interests and experienced many wonderful adventures. Carly went horseback riding and skiing in the Rocky Mountains, boating on lakes and the ocean, fishing, canoeing and four-wheeling. However, her favourite place to be was at the family sugar camp in Queensville. Carly and her father returned here every spring to tap the maple trees and to make maple syrup. This was a special place that the family visited. She loved music, guitar, dancing, track, meeting new people, travelling, laughing, purses, shopping, shoes, the outdoors, drawing, sports, animals, chocolate and archaeology.She described herself by saying, “I am a generally happy person . . . I like to party, like to have fun. I love sports, the beach and I especially love my family. Archaeology is my passion . . .” One of her favourite quotes was “Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.” One year ago Carly’s brain tumour returned and eventually the cancer overtook her — but she made a gallant fight and lived twice as long as most individuals inflicted with this type of cancer. Through it all, she was always more concerned with others than herself. Carly will never be forgotten. Her beautiful smile, gentle demeanour, selflessness, courage and unwavering spirit will remain with us always. Besides being survived by her parents, John and Kathy, she is also survived by maternal grandparents, Isabelle (Billy Bouchie) and paternal grandparents, Fr 2/23/2009

Burchell Cecil R Burchell Cape Breton Post 29/04/2009
Cecil Robert Burchell, age 74 of Thompson Street, New Waterford and formerly of Wilson Avenue, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in New Waterford on April 3,1935, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Townsend) Burchell. Cecil was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. He worked with the Devco railroad until his retirement. He was a quiet man who loved going for his daily drives to Tim Hortons. Cecil enjoyed going to the horse races with his twin brother Roy in his younger years and also loved buying his 649 tickets. He is survived by his sister, Cynthia (Frank) McNeil; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Rita, Allene, Barbara Burchell; special cousin, Greg Townsend; many nieces; nephews and great-nephews, Bryson and Kalem. Cecil was predeceased by his parents; four brothers, twin brother, Roy, Russell, Calvin and Merrill. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A memorial service officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church followed by interment in Union Grove Cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. As an expression of sympathy for Cecil, donations in his memory may be made to Calvin United Church or Palliative Care. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 4/27/2009 New Waterford 03/04/1935
Burchell Margaret Campbell (Townsend) Burchell Cape Breton Post 13/01/2009
Margaret Campbell (Townsend) Burchell101, New Victoria Margaret Burchell, 101, of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, and formerly of New Victoria, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Victoria Haven. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John and May (MacDonald) Townsend. Margaret was a member of Calvin United Church and received a lifetime membership award for her service with the UCW. She was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan who, in her early years, played baseball with the Merry Makers from 1922-1932. Margaret loved to keep active and at one time ran two miles a day and would also skate daily at Waterford Lake. She also enjoyed shopping, the casino, playing poker and going out for supper. Surviving are daughter, Cynthia (Frank) McNeil, sons, Cecil Burchell and Merrill (Barbara) Burchell, all of New Waterford; sister, Thelma Petrie, New Waterford; special nephew, Greg Townsend, British Columbia; three daughters-in-law, Ruth Burchell, New Victoria, Rita Burchell, Halifax, Allene Burchell, New Waterford; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, William 'Billy' Burchell, sons, Russell, Calvin and Roy, sisters, Eva LeDrew, Murial Stubbard, Jean Smith and Edna Budge, brothers, Cecil Townsend and Joseph Townsend. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow at Calvin Hall. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Calvin United Church or Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace Bay. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/12/2009 Glace Bay
Burchell Merrill M Burchell Cape Breton Post 25/04/2009
Merrill M. Burchell 71, River Ryan It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Merrill Burchell April 24, 2009 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Merrill was born and raised in New Waterford and was the son of the late William and Margaret (Townsend ) Burchell. Merrill was a regular force peace time veteran and served from 1957-1961 with the navy. He loved to dance, play cards and was a member of the Scotchtown Pensioners Club. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Barbara (Jewer). Also surviving are a daughter, Donna (Dwayne) McCaskill, British Columbia; three sons, Brian (Cindy), Ontario, Wayne (Dana) and Blair (Traci), both of British Columbia; sister, Cynthia (Frank) McNeil; brother, Cecil, along with his sisters-in-law, Allene, Rita and Ruth. Merrill also leaves to mourn his passing five loving grandchildren and one special great-grandson, the love of his life. Besides his parents; his brothers, Russell, Calvin and Roy predeceased Merrill. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A memorial service will take place in British Columbia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. To view the online Book of Memories, light a memorial candle and express your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. “We love you Merrill and will miss you” 4/24/2009

Burgess Lillian Frances (Brewer) Burgess Cape Breton Post 23/11/2009
Lillian Frances (nee Brewer) Burgess, Glace Bay

Born at Dominion , Nova Scotia , Canada

Lillian Frances Burgess (nee Brewer)
1929 - 2009
Glace Bay

After a brief illness , Lil Burgess passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Viola (MacKay) Brewer.
Lillian will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Lil had a great sense of humour and she was kind and gentle, forgiving and generous, and independent to the end.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Linda (Bill), London, Ont.; her son, Ron (Beth), Lucan, Ont.; sister, Shirley (Roy) McMullin, Glace Bay; and brother, Graham (Rachael) Brewer, Dominion; her loving granddaughters, Alison and Miriam. Also left to mourn are her dearest friends, Jean Gillis and brother in-law, Roy McMullin; special nephew, Georgie Brewer as well as her nieces, nephews and many great friends.
Besides her parents, Lil was predeceased by her husband Arthur, sisters, Evangeline, May, Kay, and Evelyn, brothers, Michael, George and Jimmy.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place under the direction of Mclellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Please join us in a celebration of a long life well lived on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Complex, 86 Nolan’s Lane Glace Bay .
The family would like to thank Dr. Rehman Waseema, and the nursing staff at he Glace Bay Health Care Facility for their care and compassion.
To view Lil’s online book of memories, express your condolences directly to the family, please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
11/21/2009 Dominion 1929
Burgoyne Nelson 'Bubbie' Burgoyne Cape Breton Post 16/04/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nelson Burgoyne at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Nelson and Dolly (Townsend) Burgoyne. Nelson is survived by his wife, Felicia (Davis); son, Nelson; daughter, Felicia, both of Sydney Mines. He is survived by sisters, Dorothy (Stephenson), Sydney Mines, Jacqueline, British Columbia; brothers, Freddy and Kenny, both of Ontario. He was predeceased by sisters, Madge and Theriza. Before his retirement, Nelson was employed as an electrician with the Cape Breton Regional School Board. He was an avid ham radio operator (VE1 GO) In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Interment of the ashes will take place at a later date. 4/14/2009 Sydney Mines 26/02/1940
Burke John 'Johnny' D Burke Cape Breton Post 03/03/2009
It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we announce the passing of John David ‘Johnny’ Burke of Main-a-Dieu at Taigh Na Mara Veteran’s Home, Glace Bay Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, where he has resided since November 2006.Born in Main-a-Dieu, he was the son of the late John David and Annie (Mountain) Burke. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.Johnny enlisted in the army at a young age and served overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War.When he returned home, he began fishing and married his sweetheart the late Barbara Burke of Little Lorraine who passed away in 2007 after 60 years of marriage.Together they raised seven children, daughters, Marilyn (Gerry) Goyetche, Margie (Arthur) Kennedy, Debbie (Harvey) Sharpe, all of Main-a-Dieu and Penny (Mike) Hemmings of Sydney; sons, Fr. Bill ‘Billy’ Burke, Ottawa, Kenzie (Charlene) Calgary, Joe (Debbie) Louisbourg and special son Howard (Valerie) Oehman of Halifax; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who enjoyed his great sense of humour. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by sisters, Margaret, Mary and Catherine; brothers, Joe and Basil.Visitation will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, Wednesday, March 4, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held from the church on Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m. with Fr. Bill Burke officiating, assisted by Fr. Patrick O’Neil and Deacon Howard Oehman. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception parish or to a charity of choice.Dad, we will miss you, your wit and your unconditional love. Till we meet again.Online condolences may be sent through our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 2/28/2009

Burke Osborne 'Buddy' Burke Sr. Cape Breton Post 14/11/2009
Osborne 'Buddy' Burke Sr., Neil's Harbour

Born in 15/11/1923 at New Victoria , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Osborne ‘Buddy’ Burke Sr., on Nov. 8, 2009, at Buchanan Memorial Health Centre, Neils Harbour, N.S.
Born Nov. 15, 1923, in New Victoria, N.S., he was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel (Tighe) Burke.
In his younger years Osborne ‘Buddy’ was active in boxing and was declared the Maritime provinces bantamweight champ after defeating the British navy champ in Halifax, N.S. His most notable fight was at the Strand Theatre in New Waterford during 1942. His match against Kid Harrison was scheduled for three, three-minute rounds. The crowded arena was treated to a piece of boxing history when Buddy knocked Kid Harrison out in five seconds. The fight, over in 15 seconds (10 count), was quite possibly the fastest recorded knockout at that time. Buddy was very proud of this accomplishment and was always willing to share the story with a new acquaintance.
He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and throughout his life he worked as a miner, construction worker and fisherman.
Osborne (Buddy) is survived by his children, Johnny (Sandra) Wilson, New Waterford, N.S., Osborne (Kim), Ingonish, N.S., Fraser, Edmonton, Alta., Danny (Brittany), Sydney Forks, N.S., Roberta (Clarie), Hamilton, Ont., Carolyn, Halifax, N.S. He is also survived by his brothers, Patrick (Sonny), Hamilton, Ont., and Danny, New Waterford, N.S.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Adeline, Nancy, Bertha (Sis), Theresa (Bea) and brothers, Mickey, Earl and Joe Jr.
The family would like to thank Dr. Annie Law, Dr. Bernie Buffet and the nurses and staff of Buchanan Memorial Health Centre for all their wonderful care and support.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Chant’s Funeral Home.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made in Da’s memory to the North of Smokey Palliative Care/Hospice Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/8/2009 New Victoria 15/11/1923
Burke Vivian C Burke Cape Breton Post 26/03/2009
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian C. Burke on March 24, 2009, in Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sydney, Vivian was the beloved daughter of the late Margaret Alice Elizabeth and Donald Morrison. For over five decades she practised nursing in Sydney, finally retiring from the Cove Guest Home, although her first love was working in the private sector where her expertise was greatly sought after. Vivian is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Roy F. Burke; two sons, James and Donald and one daughter, Margaret. In life Vivian was a woman of many interests, she was an experienced outdoorswoman, as well as a prolific artist, with a voracious love of literature. She also possessed a rapier wit and fine intellect. Above all, Vivian was known for her unmatched beauty throughout her life. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Vivian’s memory to the Open Door Shelter, 32 Margaret St., Sydney, N.S., B1P 2W8. “Death lies upon her, like on untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field” Shakespeare Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 3/24/2009 Sydney
Burns John Burns Cape Breton Post 02/04/2009
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Burns, 95, a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, formerly of Tometary Drive, Howie Centre, who passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2009, after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer”s Disease, surrounded by family members. Born in Kennetcook, Hants Co. on August 27, 1913, he was the son of the late Harry and Muriel (Ettinger) Burns. John was the owner and president of John Burns Ltd., retiring in 1977. He was an elder of the United Protestant Church of Sydney River and a member of the Kiwanis Golden K, Independent Order of Forresters and the Fraternal Benefit Society. His greatest accomplishment was his family and he took the utmost satisfaction and enjoyment in seeing his family thriving and happy. John was the type of man who wouldn”t see anyone in hardship due to financial need and was a strong community worker. Surviving are his loving wife, Pearl (McKenzie); children, Eleanor, Ridgetown, Ruth, Calgary, Ruby, Sydney, Doug, Howie Center, Claudia, Hantsport, David, Sydney, Gloria, Sarnia, Cathy, Pictou, Bobby, Calgary, Jimmy, Airdrie, Carole Anne, Pt. Edward, Roger, Sydney River, Paula, Sheet Harbour and Tim, Perth; sisters, Cassie, Burlington, Ont., Margie, Oshawa, Ont.; brothers, Hedley, Truro, Bill, Kennetcook, Ron, Howie Centre; 40 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. John was predeceased by his son, Johnnie (1971); four brothers; one sister and four grandchildren in infancy. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made the MacGillivray Guest Home or the Alzheimer”s Society of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/1/2009 Kennetcook 27/08/1913
Burns John Robert Burns Cape Breton Post 14/12/2009
Bobby Burns, Glace Bay

Born at Bridgeport , Nova Scotia , Canada

We regret to announce the passing of John Robert Burns of Glace Bay on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by his children.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, he was a son of the late Patrick Joseph and Victoria (Collins) Burns.
Bobby first worked with the S&L Railway before transferring to Devco until his retirement. Bobby was totally dedicated to his wife and family; and he shared his unique sense of humour with everyone he met.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 44 years, Emelda (nee Gracie); daughter, Terri (Robert) Leyte; sons, Patrick (Kelly), Blair (Lorrie) and Jamie (Alicia); grandchildren, Shelby, Daniel, Robert Jr., Gregory, Ashley, Caitlyn, Breton, Brydan, Dakota, Tarran, Zackery, Dawson, Jessica and Caylee; brother, Pat (Kay); many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his eldest son, Bobby Jr., brothers, Jimmie and George, sisters, Gladys, Winnie and Margie.
Visitation today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9pm in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday 11am in Immaculate Conception Church, with Father Dan Boudreau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Bobby’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
His humour will be forever missed.
12/11/2009 Bridgeport
Burns Lawrence A Burns Cape Breton Post 19/02/2009
Lawrence Archibald Burns, 77, Fourchu Road, Fourchu, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at the QEII, Halifax, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fourchu, he was a son of the late John and Myrtle (Vantassel) Burns. Lawrence was a member of Fourchu United Church and a retired fisherman. Surviving are his sisters, Helen Pozer (Allister Sobey), New Castle, N.B. and Peggy (Phillip) Gwynn, Fourchu; several nieces and nephews, with whom he spent his final hours. Lawrence was predeceased by his sister, Dolena Walker; brother, Roddie and loving dog, Kaliegh. Visitation will take place at Fourchu United Church on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Fourchu United on Saturday 2 p.m., with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment in Little Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the burn unit at the QEII or Fourchu United Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca 2/17/2009 Fourchu
Burt Mary (Driscoll) Burt Cape Breton Post 21/07/2009
Mary Burt, Glace Bay

Mrs. Mary Burt, 87, formerly of Water Street, Glace Bay, died peacefully at the Glace Bay Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2009, surrounded by family and friends.
Mary had been living with her son Bernie on Dominion Street, Glace Bay.
She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Deveaux) Driscoll of Wallace Road.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Dave and by her son, Bob.
Mary is survived by seven sons and two daughters, Gordon (Cheryl), George, Donald (Louise), David (Barbara), Jake and Darrell (Cynthia) all of Ontario, Bernie (Mary), Glace Bay; daughters, Alice (Bernie Burke) and Mary (Keith Murrin), residing in Ontario. Mary is also survived by one brother, Mike, Kitchener, Ont.; and by five sisters, Tillie (Joe Mercer) Glace Bay, Catherine (Nick Dawson), Sydney, Josephine (Ken Wolstenholm), Theresa MacSavaney and Sophie Peters, Kitchener, Ont. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Shirley Driscoll.
Mary will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially her grandsons, Robbie and Jamie.
Visitation for Mary Burt will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, N.S. Funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com or patten@seaside.ns.ca.
7/19/2009

Burt Murray Joseph Burt Cape Breton Post 30/11/2009
Murray Joseph Burt, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Canada


With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Murray at the Glace Bay General Hospital on Nov. 27, 2009.
He was born in Glace Bay to the late Charles and Edith (Billard) Burt.
He resided at Terrace Manor for the last number of years. At one time Murray could be found in town running errands for many of the store personnel.
Murray is survived by three sisters, Catherine (Roy) Turner, Halifax, Ada (Clarence) Pinsent, Glace Bay and Nancy (Lloyd) MacLeod, Bridgewater. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Murray was predeceased by an infant brother, Charles.
Visitation for Murray will be held Monday, Nov. 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. His funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
No flowers, by request and memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.sympatico.ca.
11/27/2009 Glace Bay
Burte William 'Billie' Joseph Burte Cape Breton Post 30/12/2009
William 'Billie Joseph Burte, Glace Bay

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of William Joseph Burte ‘Billie’ at home on Dec. 27, 2009.
Billie is survived by wife, Donna (Jenkins), daughter, Denise (Robert Cann), grandchildren, Samantha and Jarrett Cann and several aunts.
Bill worked at Myers Grocery Store and also at the Devco machine shop on Foundry Street as a fabricator until his retirement.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Michele in 1979 and later by his parents, Tom and Esther (MacDonald) Burte.
Visitation for William Joseph Burte will take place, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at Patten Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney, N.S.
In lieu of flowers the family would suggest memorials to the cancer society or to Newsome United Church.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com or patten@seaside.ns.ca.
12/27/2009

Burton Cyril Burton Cape Breton Post 12/12/2009
Cyril Burton, Dingwall

Born at Neil's Harbor , Nova Scotia , Canada

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, of progressive MS. He was born in Neil’s Harbour, son of the late William and Peggy (MacNeil) Burton.
He worked as a lighthouse keeper in Money Point (Cape North Light) and a mechanic at his own business in St. Margaret’s Village. He enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing, carpentry and the company of good friends.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Richard (Calgary); grandson, Taylor (Ingonish); and brother, Melvin (Debbie), Bay St. Lawrence.
He is predeceased by his son, Scott, and sister, Susie. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held Monday Dec. 14 at St. Joseph’s Church from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the MS Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
12/10/2009

Burton Lawrence H Burton Cape Breton Post 20/05/2009
Lawrence Burton, SydneyBorn at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , CanadaIt is with great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of our dear father, son and brother, on May 18, 2009, at home.Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Angus and Helen (Walker) Burton. Although he spent the last several years in Sydney, Lawrence had very fond memories of the years he spent living close to nature, hunting, fishing and many hours with family on the shorline of “Burton’s Beach” in South Harbour.Besides his parents, he is survived by his sons, Ryan and Shane (Kaitlyn); a beautiful granddaughter, Brooke Erin; brothers, Troy, Ken; sister, Charlene; grandmother, Helen Burton; niece and nephews.There is no visitation by request. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Lawrence will be laid to rest next to his brother, Glenn Arthur in the Aspy Bay Cemetery at a later date.“Beyond the doors… there’s peace I’m sure”Posted in the Cape Breton Post on June 24, 2009: Mr. Lawrence Burton - CARD OF THANKS - BURTON - We, the family of the late Lawrence Burton wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to family and friends for their love and support during this very difficult time. Many thanks to al who sent food, telephoned, sent Mass and Sympathy cards, monetary donations and attended the memorial service and reception. A special thank you to Shirley Newton, Linda MacDonald, Kirk MacLeod and Sheila MacEachern for your kind assistance, we are forever grateful. To te wonderful staff at Chant's Funeral Home, your caring professional services were much appreciated and will be warmly remembered. Thank you also to Fr. Dan MacDonald for leading the gravesite service as we laid Lawrence to rest in Asby Bay. Your prayers, blessings and comforting words helped ease the pain of our loss. Our burden has been lightened by each and every expression of kindness and support. May God bless you all. The Burton Family 5/18/2009 Sydney Mines
Burton Mary Victoria (McKinnon) Burton Cape Breton Post 03/02/2009
92, Sydney Mines After being with us for 92 years, Mary left us suddenly on Jan. 31, 2009, to join God, and her husband John Thomas Burton, who was killed in action Aug. 9, 1944. Mary also joins her father, Edward McKinnon, mother, Ellen Booker (Alderson) McKinnon, brothers, Charles, Edward, John, Neil (Eleanor Robertson), George (Muriel Fifoot) and Alvin, sisters, Isabel (Robert Potter) and Bernadette (John LeBlanc), her son, Daniel and her infant daughter, Mary. Mary was born in Sydney Mines, Sept. 19, 1916, and was baptized in Immaculate Conception parish. She was 16 when she graduated from Grade 12, Sydney Mines High School, her first job being one of the first clerks for the new Princess Credit Union, salary $ 0.00. Mary was involved with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8 Ladies Auxiliary. She spent the last of her working years at the Northside General Hospital, in the laundry department. During her employment with the Northside General Hospital, Mary thoroughly enjoyed representing her local union at the Cape Breton Labour Council. Mary was an active member of the Seniors and Pensioners Club, Sydney Mines. She lived her faith and attended both Immaculate Conception parish and St. Pius X parish. Mary spent the last years of her life at the Miner's Memorial Manor, where she was affectionately known as 'Little Mary' by the staff, whose kindness and care allowed Mary to enjoy life fully to the very end. Mary leaves to mourn her sons, John (Lorraine Boyd), Daryl (Wallina Finlayson), both of Sydney Mines, and Charles (Linda Porter), Ontario; her daughter, Ella Marie (William) Murphy, Ontario; sister, Juanita (Robert) MacDonald, Ottawa; brothers, William (Veronica), Ontario, and Leo (Marjorie MacDonald), Sydney Mines. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Darlene, Derrick, Vaughan, Sheldon, Blair, Glenn, Lisa, Chris, William, Johnny and Christeen; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mary Burton will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass celebrating her life will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Main Street, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Alzheimers Group at the Miner's Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 1/31/2009 19/09/1916
Bushen Lee P. Bushen Cape Breton Post 17/01/2009
Lee Bushen88, Upper Sackville Passed away at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in West Dublin, he was the son of the late Eldred and Amy (Mosher) Bushen. Lee is survived by his wife of 65 years, June (Himmelman) Bushen; daughters, Judith (Paul) Church, Lower Sackville, Patricia (Mel) Ross, Upper Sackville; grandchildren, Norman MacQueen and Danielle Deveaux, Sydney; brother, Norbert Bushen, West Dublin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by family pets, Rosie Lea and Ginger Mae. He was predeceased by daughter, Leah MacQueen, sisters, Anne Ackman, Eileen Robar and Barbara Worth. Lee a veteran of the Second World War, he began his naval career as an ordinary seaman in the Merchant Navy in 1937. Lee enlisted in the RCN in 1939 as able seaman. He advanced to leading seaman, petty officer, to chief petty officer first class, master gunner/instructor. He received the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star and Clasp (denoting France and Germany Star), Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and the War Medal 1939-45 virtue of his service in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve. Lee served aboard many naval ships, Lady Hawkins, HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Skeena, HMCS Avalon, Stadacona, Cornwallis, the armed yacht Hochelaga, the frigate Stettler. Upon release from the Navy, he enrolled in a carpentry course in 1945. He worked on several ships as a carpenter and later became a self-employed contractor, building houses in Liverpool as well as Cape Breton. The family moved to Cape Breton in 1954. He served in the Canadian Army Militia as a sapper for a brief time. Lee closed his own carpentry business after many years and worked for Reid's Building Supplies in Sydney until his retirement. After living in Cape Breton for over 50 years, Lee and June moved to Upper Sackville in 2004 to be near the rest of the family. Lee was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the great outdoors traipsing through the woods near his hunting "shack." He loved his music, when jigs and reels were played, he would often pick up his fiddle or spoons and join in. His interests in "all things navy" continued through his membership in the Cape Breton Naval Veterans' Association. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a legion service 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Church of the Good Shepherd, 28 Trinity Lane, Beaverbank, Rev. Don Shipton officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QE II Health Sciences Centre Foundation Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building Garden Fund, Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund or charity of your choice. Special thanks to the VMB 5 West Garrison Team for their excellent care and support. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. 1/15/2009 West Dublin
Butts Eric Butts Cape Breton Post 06/08/2009
Eric Butts, St. Catharines

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Eric on Monday, August 3, 2009 at the St. Catharines General Hospital in his 75th year with his family by his side.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Ada. Loving father of Kim (Mike) Simpson, Nelson (Laurie) Butts, all of St. Catharines and Jody Butts of Cambridge. Eric will also be missed by Ada’s daughter, Catherine Hamilton of Hawaii. Also left to comfort Ada is her son Chris (Zdenka) Newson. Cherished Papa of Nathan and his wife Krystle, Erika, Kaitlyn, Jeremy, Brandon and Jennifer. Dear brother of Eileen (Al) Tanner of St. Catharines and Isabel Burte of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Predeceased by his first wife, Clara (1989); his mother and father; brothers, Ken (1991) and Gerald (2008). Eric was a long time member of West St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and a retiree of Hayes Dana. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be held at West St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 42 Pelham Rd., on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. A private family interment will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill.
In lieu of flowers, donations to West St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 42 Pelham Rd., St. Catharines, ON L2S 1R4 or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Special thanks to Dr. John Schultz, Dr. Findley and the palliative care team at the St. Catharines General Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St., St. Catharines, ON (905-684-6346).
Memorial tributes may be made at www.mem.com.
8/3/2009

Butts George A Butts Cape Breton Post 23/05/2009
George Butts, TruroGeorge Aloysius Butts, son of the late John and Mary Dora (Cadegan) of Bridgeport N.S. passed away peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May, 21, 2009 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, N.S. at the age of 82.Survived by his dear friend and loving companion Margaret ‘Peggy’ Shortliffe; brother, Charles (Rita); sisters-in-law, Germaine (Ed) of Bridgeport, N.S. and Violet ‘Kitty’ Petrie (Harry Bibb); brother-in-law, Bernard Petrie; his children, George (Cindy), Ottawa, Ont., Peggy Palmer, Lower Sackville, N.S., Kathy (Tim) Bryant, Mississauga, Ont., John (Ellen), Truro, N.S.; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Tara, Derrick, Sean, Heather, Adam, Jessica and Kylie; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Eliza. George also leaves to mourn an extended family of many nieces, nephews and cousins with whom he shared a special relationship.Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary Lila (Petrie); granddaughter, Aimée Butts; brothers, John, O.H. ‘Jerry’ (Margie) and Ed of Bridgeport, Richard (Veronica) of Guelph Ont.; sister, the Hon. Sr. Mary Alice ‘Peggy’ Butts, CND.George was an honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, an avid sports fan (supporting the Detroit Tigers to the end), a golfer and a curler and an active community business-person who dedicated approximately 20 years to Moxon’s and MacQuarries Pharmacies in Truro.Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. As requested, there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro at 2 p.m., on Friday, June 12, 2009 followed by a reception in Campbell Hall.The family would like to express its sincere thanks to the many friends and relatives who called to express their support and assisted him to appointments or with household tasks. A special thank-you goes to the staff of Colchester Regional Hospital, 3 North, Dr. Henderson and the Palliative Care Team, the VON, and to Dr. M. Murray.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.Condolences to the family may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com. 5/21/2009

BUTTS Norma M. (MacDonald) BUTTS The Chronicle Herald 03/01/2010
BUTTS (MacDonald), Norma M.

— Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital, on Sunday, January 3, 2010, Norma M. (MacDonald) Butts, formerly of Glace Bay, in her 83rd year, beloved wife of the late Daniel Butts. Loving mother of Audrey Firth, Nolan and his wife Kim Butts, Jennifer and her husband Bill Jackson, Eric and his wife Charlene Butts. Cherished grandmother of Trevor Carabin, Timothy Butts, Alexandra Firth, Krista Butts, Garret Jackson, Daniel Butts and Thomas Butts. Dear sister of Ewan and Patsy MacDonald, Boston, Mass.; Wendell and Shirley MacDonald, Baddeck, and predeceased by Thorald MacDonald and Connie Morrison. Dear sister-in-law of Babe Madore. Born in Glace Bay, Norma was the daughter of the late Norman and Hazel MacDonald. She was a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing and a member of Epworth United Church. She worked as a registered nurse at Glace Bay General Hospital, Sydney City Hospital and St. Rita's Hospital. The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) this afternoon, January 6, from 1-3 p.m, followed by cremation. A memorial service will be held in Cape Breton during the summer. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel Tower, 238 Brownlow Ave., Suite 105, Dartmouth, NS B3B 2B4. Condolences for the family may be offered at: www.eganfuneralhome.com
1/3/2010

Byrne Ruth Ann Byrne Cape Breton Post 02/01/2010
Ruth Ann Byrne R.N., Glace Bay

Born at St. Andrew's , Newfoundland , Canada

Ruth Ann Byrne, age 76 of Denver St. and formerly of 1-B Road, Glace Bay, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in St. Andrew’s, Newfoundland, Ruth was the daughter of the late Alexander and Kathleen (Lawrence) McIsaac.
Ruth was a member of St. John’s Church, Glace Bay. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing as an R.N. and was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay. Ruth was also a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
She is survived by her husband, Leo Byrne; three daughters, Leone (Craig) Whitfield, Alberta, Ruth Ann (Gordon) Power, Halifax, Marilyn (Michael) Young, Glace Bay; four sons, David, Glace Bay, Phillip (Mary Ann), Bermuda, Gerard (Dorothy) and James, both in Halifax.
Ruth is also survived by two sisters, Nora Anderson, Mary (Ronald) Romken; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by four brothers, Jerry ,Jack, Wilfred, Archie; six sisters, Frances McKenzie, Veronica Hall, Murial Paddington, Rose Corkum, Joan and Maude in childhood.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone is Monday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Johns Church, Glace Bay followed by interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
All are welcome to join the family for a reception in the parish hall. As an expression of sympathy for Ruth, donations in her memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, St. Johns Chapter.
On line condolences to the family can be expressed through the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
12/31/2009 St. Andrew’s, Newfoundland
Cabot Levi Cabot Cape Breton Post 10/09/2009
Levi Cabot, Eskasoni

Special son of Richard and Nadine (Bernard) Cabot.
He is survived by five brothers Quinton, Joseph, Richard, Julian, Gerald and one sister, Tessa. He is also survived by maternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Bernard; maternal great-grandmothers, Martha Isadore and Catherine Bernard; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Mary Ann Martin; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins and special intended godparents, Marshall and Calvin Cabot.
He was predeceased by maternal great-grandparents, Stephen Isadore and William Bernard and paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Rose Cabot.
Committal service will be at Holy Family Parish Cemetery, Eskasoni on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
9/10/2009
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Cadden Alfred Graham Cadden Cape Breton Post 22/10/2009
Alfred Cadden, New Waterford

Born in 18/11/1941 at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Alfred Graham Cadden Sr., on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford on November 18, 1941 Alfred was a son of the late Robert and Marion (Shepperd) Cadden. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who dedicated his whole life to taking care of his family, namely his pride and joy, his special son, Charles Paul and grandson, Gregory. Alfred was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. He was employed with the Sydney Steel Plant for more than 33 years until his retirement and was a volunteer firefighter for over 25 years with the New Waterford Volunteer Fire Department.
Alfred enjoyed building fishing boats, cooking, and was known to be the best pie maker in Cape Breton.
Surviving are his wife, Violet (Wadden); daughter, Patricia Cadden –MacPhee, New Waterford; special son, Charles Paul, at home; brothers, Bob (Carol), Billy (Mary), Charlie (Kay), all of New Waterford; sister, Norma (Kenny) MacPhail, Kingston, ON; grandson, Gregory; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Alfred was predeceased by a daughter, Paula; son, Alfred Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Mary (Kennedy) Wadden; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as several other family members.
Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at the New Waterford Volunteer Fire Department Hall. All are welcome.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/20/2009 New Waterford Nov. 18, 1941
Cadden Mary Carmella (Fortune) Cadden Cape Breton Post 18/11/2009
Mary Cadden, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of Mary Carmella Cadden, 87, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.
Born and raised in New Waterford, Carmella was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathleen (Wall) Fortune.
Carmella was a resident for many years at the Maple Hill Manor.
She worked at one time at the Point Edward Hospital.
Carmella was a very quiet and private person, who enjoyed her family and friends.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Isabel (James) MacIsaac, sisters, Eileen Rockett, Jenny Fortune, all of New Waterford; brother, Joseph Fortune, Montreal. Also left to mourn are her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Edward Cadden, daughter, Eileen Cadden, sisters, Evelyn, Hazel and brother, Bernie.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carmella’s memory to the Maple Hill Manor.
To view her online book of memories, place a donation, or express your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
11/16/2009 New Waterford
Caffiers Aflred 'Frank' Caffiers Cape Breton Post 16/06/2009
Aflred 'Frank' Caffiers, Groves Point Born at Bras d'Or , Nova Scotia , Canada We regret to announce the death of Alfred Francis Caffiers, Groves Point. Frank passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility. Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of Elizabeth Irene Young and the late Alfred Joseph Caffiers of Bras d’Or. He was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or. He served in the Canadian army for 25 years and also served as a peace keeper in Cyprus. After his years of service, he retired to Groves Point, where he was an active volunteer in the community.Besides his mother, he is survived by his only daughter, Mary (Paddy) Parson and one grandson, all in Edmonton. Also surviving are his brothers, Harold, Thorold, Ont., and Chuck, Bras d’Or; and his sisters, Annette, Hamilton, Ont., Marcella, Millville, and Elizabeth, North Sydney.There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date and will be announced.Arrangements are under the direction and guidance of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. 6/15/2009 Bras d'Or
Caines John William Caines Cape Breton Post 29/10/2009
John Caines, Grande Cache

Born in 25/06/1965 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

John William Caines of Grande Cache, AB, passed away suddenly near Grande Cache on October 25, 2009 at the age of 44.
John was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on June 29, 1965. He enjoyed his family, fishing, camping, horseback riding and the outdoors.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 15 years, Denise; children, Jonathon, Chelsie, Cayla, Celian; mother, Kitty; brother, Terry (Karen); sisters, Donna (Johnnie), Patsy (Wendel), Tanya (Shawn); sister-in-law, Carrie (Jason); brother-in-law, Tommy and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Leslie; cousin, Todd and mother-in-law, Dianne.
Funeral service for John will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Grande Cache Alliance Church in Grande Cache, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Asthma Association Of Canada.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com.
10/25/2009 Glace Bay 25/06/1965
Cairns Reine Cairns Cape Breton Post 03/01/2009
Reine CairnsWindsor/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 Montreal
Caldwell Georgine C. Caldwell, Rev., Dr. Cape Breton Post 06/08/2009
Rev. Dr. Georgine C Caldwell, Truro/Sydney Mines

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved sister Dr. Georgine Granger Caldwell, 76, a resident of Truro, and formerly of Sydney Mines, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Georgine passed away peacefully at the Mira Long Term Care Facility in Truro where she resided the past number of years.
Born in Sydney Mines, Georgine was the daughter of the late James C. and Jessie Christine (Granger) Caldwell.
Georgine graduated at Sydney Mines High School and then went on to Gordon College in Vermont, she received her Doctorate at Princeton and Knox College in Toronto, she received her Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from McGill University in Montreal and also from Taiwan Theological College in Taiwan, where she spent 25 years teaching Christian Education at the college. Georgine was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church at Bethel Church in Sydney in 1997. She was a former member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her sisters, Athelia Billard, Morrisburg, Ont., Katherine Chandler, Liverpool, Christine (Angus) MacLeod, Ross Ferry, and Rebecca (Paul) Penney, Debert; and also by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased her two brothers, James and Andrew Caldwell and sisters, Marsha Caldwell and Marguerite MacLeod.
Visitation for Georgine will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church with the Members of the Presbytery of Cape Breton officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Atlantic Missionary Society of Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
8/5/2009 Sydney Mines
Callaghan John Callaghan Cape Breton Post 02/04/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather “Papa” John Thomas Callaghan on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his family by his side. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Monica (Delaney) Callaghan. Dad was employed for 47 years with Sydney Steel. He was past president of the Benefit Society and Local 1064 Steelworkers of America. Dad served his term as president of 1064 with loyalty, honour and distinction. He held the esteem and admiration of membership and colleagues. Dad dedicated his life loving and nurturing his children and grandchildren. He leaves a legacy of family, love, integrity and a strong work ethic. Left to mourn his passing are daughters, Carolyn (David Holland) and Janet (John Wylde); three grandsons, who were the centre of his world, Mark (Johnna), Jonathan and Greg. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Jean (September 2008); only son, Gary (1994); sisters, Bride and Nellie; brothers, Leo, Bernie, Mike and Eddie. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Albans Anglican Church on Friday 2 p.m., with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. — A true patriarch — Memorials may be made to St. Albans Anglican Church Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/1/2009 Sydney
Cambridge May L Cambridge Cape Breton Post 17/03/2009
May Loretta (King) Cambridge 76, Whitney Pier It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away at home March 13, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Violet and Gus King. May was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed attending bingo with her bingo buddies at St. Philip’s Church. May will be forever remembered and loved by her three children whom she loved and adored Karl (Cleo), Jerome and Darlene. She is also survived by her sisters, Ella (King) Axworthy, Dorothy (King) English; and a brother, Ed, all of Sydney; her five grandchildren, Corey, Chase, Elissa, Theo and Brianna and two great-grandchildren, D’Andre, Jamila, who were the love of her life. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Phonso Bishop and three brothers, John, Fred and Gerald King. There will be no visitation as cremation has already taken place. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place Wednesday, March 18 at Holy Redeemer Church 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in May’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. Mom you will always be the Queen of our hearts. Love Cleo, Jerome and Darlene. 3/13/2009 Sydney
Cambridge May Loretta Cambridge Cape Breton Post 16/03/2009
It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away at home March 13, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Violet and Gus King. May was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed attending bingo with her bingo buddies at St. Philip’s Church. May will be forever remembered and loved by her three children whom she loved and adored Karl (Cleo), Jerome and Darlene. She is also survived by her sisters, Ella (King) Axworthy, Dorothy (King) English; and a brother, Ed, all of Sydney; her five grandchildren, Corey, Chase, Elissa, Theo and Brianna and two great-grandchildren, D’Andre, Jamila, who were the love of her life. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Fred and Gerald King. There will be no visitation as cremation has already taken place. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place Wednesday, March 18 at Holy Redeemer Church 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in May’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. Mom you will always be the Queen of our hearts. Love Cleo, Jerome and Darlene. 3/13/2009 Sydney
Cameron Alice Marguerite (Phillips) Cameron Cape Breton Post 26/12/2009
Alice Cameron, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Alice Cameron
81, Sydney

Alice Marguerite Cameron, 81, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly, Hugh Street, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Harbourstone.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Mina (MacKenzie) Phillips.
Alice was a retired school teacher, having taught at Colby School for many years.
Surviving are her daughters, Cathie Penny, Terri MacKeigan and Barbara Buick, all of Sydney and Joanne Curry, Oshawa, Ont.; 11 grandchildren, Laura, Jonathan, Mark and Hannah Penny, Emily, James and Rachel Buick, Kolt and Jada Curry and Amiee and Becky MacKeigan and four great-grandsons.
Alice was predeceased by her husband, Ralph and brothers, Bud and Fred.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/23/2009 Sydney
Cameron Anne Gertrude (McInnis) Cameron Cape Breton Post online only 09/07/2009
Anne Cameron, Oakville

Born in 08/11/1924 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Anne Gertrude (McInnis) Cameron, precious wife of Joseph Cameron for 59 years, has passed.
Anne was born in Glace Bay, N.S., the eldest daughter of Alec and Maude McInnis.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Charlie, Shea, Marie and Eugene.
Anne is survived by her sisters, Tillie, Frances, Winnie and Isabelle.
Anne and Joseph were married in 1949 and moved to Ontario in 1958, settling in Oakville. Anne worked at Sacco Fuels (later BP) as a bookkeeper, while raising her children. Anne loved to garden and cook. Casseroles of any kind were her specialty and her pistachio squares disappeared in minutes. She loved her husband, her family, her home and her friends. Anne was devoted to her church and believed steadfastly in the power of prayer.
Anne leaves behind her four children; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins and friends.
“Anne we know that Heaven is yours now. Wait for us. We love you.”
7/9/2009 Glace Bay 08/11/1924 Date of death not indicated, used published
Cameron Annie Mae (Slattery) Cameron Cape Breton Post 15/12/2009
Annie Mae Cameron, New Waterford

Born in 26/04/1924 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Annie Mae Cameron, announce her passing on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Sydney, N.S., April 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Florence (Donohue) Slattery.
She worked at Hubley Dry Cleaning before she married 52 years ago.
She spent her life being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian who constantly put the needs of her family and friends ahead of her own.
She was a person of tremendous faith and a past president of the St. Joseph’s CWL and St. Joseph Altar Society and worked tirelessly for that parish. She loved salt water fishing, sewing, bingo, talking politics, going to the casino, puzzles and baking every Friday for the love of her life, her grandson Joshua.
Annie Mae is survived by her son, Jack, New Waterford; son, Tom (Gwen Petrie) Kitchener, Ont.; nephew, Francis (Butch) Drover, Kitchener, Ont.; cherished grandson, Joshua, New Waterford; and godchild, Debbie Murray, New Waterford. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Bobby Donohue, New Victoria; sister-in-law, Claire Donohue, New Victoria, sister-in-law, Jenny (Mrs. Brent Brown), Sydney; cousin, John (Ann) Spears, Sydney; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Tom, her daughter, Lynn, her sister, Mary Drover, brother, Alec Donohue, sister-in-law, Bertha Donohue, brother-in-law, Billy Donohue, brother-in-law, John Drover, and her loving friend, Amanda Cameron.
She had many friends that she adored including Sandy and Irene Wilson, Yvonne Poirier and Mary Bernie MacNeil. She especially considered friends Tom and Frannie Bonnar as a son and a daughter and loved their children Tiffany and Keegan as grandchildren. She appreciated Tom and Fran’s kindness and loyalty, compassion and support and loved them deeply.
As per 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. There will be a funeral mass at the Parish Church of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. There will be a reception at St. Agnes Hall immediately following the mass. Burial will take place at a later date.
A special thanks to the second floor staff and ER nurses at the New Waterford hospital for their empathy and genuine caring.
She believed in heaven and is there now, playing cards with Dad and Lynn, going to the casino with Menda and Jim, and waiting for a pan of biscuits to come out of the oven to feed everyone. She was very loved and will be missed and always remembered.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/13/2009 Sydney on Apr. 26, 1924
Cameron Daniel Mick 'Danny' Cameron Cape Breton Post 23/10/2009
Daniel Mick 'Danny' Cameron, Westmount

Born in 08/06/1948 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with the heaviest of hearts and the utmost of love, that I, Lisa (daughter), and my mom Elizabeth (wife) announce the passing of my Dad, our best friend, hero and rock, Danny Mick Cameron on Oct. 21, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, June 8, 1948, he was the son of the late John Metzler Cameron and Catherine (Ann) MacNeil Cameron.
Dan was also predeceased by his brother, John Metzler Cameron.
He was a member of Holy Rosary parish.
In 1966 at the age of 18 years, he began his bricklaying career. He was an active member of the Labourers Union, Local 115, and served on the executive for over 20 years. His many projects include Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Cape Breton University and the Cabot House. His last 10 working years were spent doing refactory work and shut downs.
In the 1980s he had side jobs and was well known for his time as a bouncer at the Peridot Tavern. He was also the proud owner/operator of Danny’s Den, where many a good time was had on Sunday in Balls Creek.
Dan was a member of Westside Legion Branch 126 for over 30 years. Many a Friday (the day with no night) or Saturday he could be found sitting at the round table with his buddies having two swill, listening to some country classics (Hank Williams Sr. being one of his favourites), reminiscing and reciting poetry. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of spending time with him. One of Danny’s greatest attributes was his amazing memory of poetry. He was a brilliant poet and entertainer. Friends and family could listen to him recite for hours on end.
A modest man, Dan blessed everyone he met with his big smile, curious nature and impeccable manners — a true gentleman through and through. His keen intellect and piercing wit balanced by a sense of fairness resulted in a wonderful and charming man. The best of men, the greatest of fathers and he left nothing to be desired as a poppy.
Dad, I admire the way you lived; such spirit and conviction. You inspired me, you made me think, you made me laugh, you made me so proud that you were the father in my life, I couldn’t have asked for more. You were amazing.
Dan’s legacy will live on through his surviving family, his loving wife, Elizabeth (Perfect); daughter, Lisa; granddaughter, Brooke (his little sweetie and the apple of his eye); and grandson, Cameron (his namesake and his little pac-man). His love for his grandchildren goes so deep that no words have the magic to describe it.
Dan is also survived by his beautiful sisters, Catherine Mader, Mary (Jim) Bryden, Pat (Kirby) Stapleton; sisters-in-law, Donna (imo John) Cameron, Rose (Leo) Poirier, Theresa (imo Danny) Perfect, (imo Joyce and Billy MacLellan); brothers-in-law, John Joe Perfect, Gerard Perfect, Timmy (Sandra) Perfect and their families.
Also left to grieve are life-long and special friends, son-in-law, Randy Osmond, Jed and Valerie Ball, Dick Jardine, Stella Ball, Beverly and Andy Foggoa, Allisdair Patterson, Ray Deleskie, Ray Kawecki, Georgie Lewis, Mary Anne and Gary Morrison, Alec Conn, Freddie Buckles, Sharon G., and all others whom I may not have mentioned but are just as important.
Another special mention goes to Dan’s wonderful neighbours for all your love, support and acts of kindness, Josephine, Brent, Rose, Amanda and Shea MacLeod, Jim, Sharon, Chauncy and Evan MacLeod, Reggie MacIsaac and family, Dougie Carver and Rosemary Steeves.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Holy Rosary Church with Fr. Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Rosemary Cemetery. A gathering of friends of Danny will be held at Westside Legion at 12:30 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
“The smile on your face lets me know that you need me, there’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me, a touch of your hands says you’ll catch me whenever I fall.
“Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, as onward through life we go”
10/21/2009 Sydney 8/06/1948
Cameron Harvey Allister Cameron Cape Breton Post 04/04/2009
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of husband, father, and grandfather, Harvey Cameron, 64 of Glace Bay, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Born in Glace Bay to the late Roy and Harriet (Simmons) Cameron. Harvey was well known for his work as the funeral director for Patten Funeral Home in Glace Bay. His passion and dedication for his work was unsurpassed. Harvey”s need for perfection in the funeral services for the past 42 years earned him great respect from his colleagues and everyone who knew him. His commitment will be greatly missed. Harvey was an active member of the Sergeant”s Mess, Glace Bay for over 35 years. He was an adherent of Epworth United Church and also had a fellowship with all clergy in the surrounding area. Harvey”s pride for his family was another passion in his life. He leaves behind his loving wife, Martha (Hillier); children, Karen (Brian) Budden and Harvey (Carol) Cameron; also grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Amy and Abby. Harvey is also survived by brother, Glen (Nancy) Cameron; sister, Lynn (Marty) Russell; many brother and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and great friends. Harvey was predeceased by parents, Roy and Harriet (Simmons) Cameron; sisters, Alice (MacIntyre) and Deanna (Mortimer) and brother, Harvey Glen. Visitation will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520 on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul”s Presbyterian Church, Brookside St., Glace Bay on Monday April 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating and assisted by Rev. Eric Lynk. Interment to take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to a charity of one”s choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca or www.mem.com. “The record shows I took the blows And did it my way” 4/1/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell Blaise William Campbell Cape Breton Post 04/05/2009
Surrounded by his loving family, Blaise William Campbell, 86, of Taigh Na Mara, passed away May 2, 2009. The son of the late Russell and Susan (White), Blaise was born and raised in Victoria Mines. As so many in the area Blaise was a retired coal miner. At 18 he was a commissioned officer in the air force, after the war he started in #12 colliery and moved from miner to underground manager fairly quickly. From there he moved on to Lingan, where he started as development manager then move up to production manager and finally manager, until his retirement in 1985. Blaise was well respected by both union and management. He enjoyed staying active and was in the New Waterford Pensioners Club, and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier. He loved dancing and having a laugh and his quick wit was always cherished. He enjoyed anything mathematical and was often found with pen in hand writing a poem. Kind and gentle, Blaise was a soul that touched you and left you a better person. Loving husband to Germaine (Burns) Campbell; much loved Dad of daughters, SueAnne, Sydney, Claudette, Howie Center, Marilla (Vince) Sheppard, New Waterford, Joanie (Rickie) McCormick, Glace Bay, Cathy (Joe), Bateson, Wanda (Paul) Rawding, Upper Tantallon, Lynn, New Waterford; and son, Donnie, Glace Bay. Lovingly remembered by his stepchildren, sons, Jimmy (Cindy) Burns, Glace Bay, David (Linda) Burns, Edmonton, John (Cindy) Burns, Halifax, Darrell (Denise) Burns, Sydney, Robert (Darrell), Moncton, Michael (Melony) Manitoba, Leo (Krista) Burns, Glace Bay; daughters, Carol (Marvin),Wegner, Ont., Donna Burns, Sydney, Sheri (Girard) Breski, Glace Bay, Diane Grant, Sydney. Cherished brother of sisters, Agnes MacKinnon, Antigonish, Theresa and Dorothy, Dartmouth, Evelyn, USA, Rita and Bernadette, Ontario; brothers, Michael (Marilyn), New Victoria, Russell (Jannett), Victoria Mines, Bernie and Fraser, Ontario, and Hilary, Howie Center. He will be missed by 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, including Kail and Mia who were close to his heart; 19 step grandchildren, including two special grandsons, Jessie and Michael Grant and five step great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Blaise was predeceased by his first wife, Theresa, son, Harold William, brothers, Don and Aloysius, sisters, Susan and Alice and son Senley, all in infancy Visitation will take place today Monday, May 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph”s Church New Victoria with Fr. Paul Mac Neil officiating. Interment will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines. A luncheon will take place after in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3226 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, all are welcome to attend. Donations can be made in Blaise”s name to the charity of ones choice. To view the online Book of Memories, light a memorial candle and express your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 5/2/2009 Victoria Mines
Campbell Catherine 'Angie' Campbell Cape Breton Post 19/08/2009
Catherine 'Angie' Campbell, Edwardsville

Born at Reserve Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Catherine Angelorum Campbell, 72 of Edwardsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Mickey and Mae (Finnell) Currie.
Angie was a dedicated member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount. A graduate of the Cape Breton Business College, she was an employee at Revenue Canada for a number of years as a supervisor. She actively represented her co-workers in their union. Angie was an enthusiastic bowler who also enjoyed her many walks; but more than all these things, Angie’s dedication to all her family and especially her grandchildren, was her foremost purpose in life.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Pat) Hornibrook, Prince George, BC; sons Lawrence, Edwardsville; Kenny, Guelph, ON; Calvin (Tove), New Waterford; eight grandchildren, Sandy, Zachary, Damien, Jessie, Gabrielle, Daniel, Angelina, Kayla; a brother, Father Reg. Currie, East Bay; sisters, Theresa Amadio, Port Morien; Sr. Carmelita Currie, Mount St. Vincent, Halifax; Ursula (Mike) MacDonald, Reserve Mines; by numerous nieces and nephews and by her loving companion, Stan Hare and his three sons and three daughters and by sisters-in-law, Cecilia, Anna and Peggy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alex; three brothers, Jake, Michael, Basil and brother-in-law, Neil.
Visitation for Angie Campbell will take place Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church with Revs. Reg. Currie and Doug Murphy officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Westmount.
Donations may be made to the Holy Rosary Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www,mem.com.
8/18/2009 Reserve Mines
Campbell Christina 'Tean' Campbell Cape Breton Post 10/02/2009
Peacefully, at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas, Ont., Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Michael Campbell. Christina will be missed by her children, Alberta (Al) Howie, Donna (Steve) Childs, Zeda (Ron) Stickland, Tom (Sandy) Campbell, Sonia (Jim) Fella, Michelle Campbell (Ken), Lindsay Campbell, 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Estelle Howie and Jean (Don) Grant; many nieces, nephews; family and special friend, Muriel McLellan.Predeceased by her infant son, Michael, parents, Jacob and Christina Snow, seven brothers and one sister. The family would like to thank the staff at Wentworth Lodge for the wonderful care that was given to their mother. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Bay Gardens Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-527-0405.Please sign the online Book of Condolence at www.baygardens.ca. 2/2/2009

Campbell Donald Campbell Cape Breton Post 10/01/2009
Baddeck Inlet/Glenora Falls It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved father, Donald Campbell, 74, Baddeck Inlet. Donald passed away at Glace Bay Hospital on Jan. 4, 2009, after a lengthy hospitalization. Born Oct. 23, 1934, in Glenora Falls, Inverness County, he was the son of the late Dan J. and Mary (MacLellan) Campbell. Donald was a member of St. Mary Church, Mabou, and received his early education at Alexander's School, Glenora Falls, and St. Joseph's Convent, Mabou. In later years, he worked on his BA degree in communication arts at the University of Windsor. He was employed by Loblaws and A & P grocery chains in Ontario and later with Ontario Steel. Donald moved back to Cape Breton for a year in 1962, while working at Sobeys in Sydney and Port Hawkesbury. He made several guests appearances with Winston Fitzgerald on CJCB-TV on the Cape Breton Ceilidh program in 1963. He also played with his brother-in-law, John MacLeod on CJCB radio in the 1950s. He returned to Cape Breton each summer and held his own dances at West Bay Road with his band, The Inverness Serenaders. He also played for weekly dances at Whycocomagh, Rainbow Hall, Bucklaw and for various dances and weddings, etc. around Cape Breton. In the 1960s and 1970s, he held his own "Cape Breton Dances" in Windsor and Detroit. Donald was a humble person and enjoyed all types and styles of music. He would even play rock and roll on the fiddle for round dances. He excelled at the old time traditional fiddle tunes and his repertoire includes a vast number of his own compositions that he began composing in his teens. Although he never endeavoured to promote his music, we, his family are proud of his quiet musical legacy. Donald is survived by his wife, Marguerite (MacLeod), Baddeck Inlet; his daughter, Heather (John) Forman, Cambridge, Ont., and son, Dana, Aylmer, Ont. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Campbell, Glenora Falls, Ann Brown, Florida, Margaret Campbell, Brighton, Mass., and Helen (Ian) McLaren, Toronto, Ont.; brothers, Angus, Glenora Falls, Alex, Antigonish, and John, Boston, Mass. He was predeceased by sister, Kay White and brother, Jimmy. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Myrna MacLeod, Baddeck Inlet, and brother-in-law, John MacLeod, Woodstock, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at St. Mary's Church, Mabou, N.S. with Fr. Angus Morris officiating. A reception will follow in the Mabou Community Hall. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 1/4/2009 23/10/1934
Campbell Eleanor 'Geraldine' (Carson) Campbell Cape Breton Post 09/11/2009
Eleanor (Geraldine) Campbell, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness, that we, the family, announce the passing of Geraldine Campbell on Nov. 7, 2009.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late William and Martha (Ash) Carson.
A devoted and loving wife and mother to her husband, Tom and their four children. Geraldine had a great passion for music and she possessed a beautiful singing voice. She would spend many hours playing her piano and singing to the enjoyment of her family. Her greatest passion was for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought much joy into her life.
Left to mourn is her husband of 67 years, Tom and their four children, Tommy (Diane), Lana (Robert), Sheldon (Leona), all of Sydney, and Linda (Donnie), Halifax; her nine grandchildren, Tommy, Lori-Ann, Diane, Amanda, Jonathan, Anne, Matthew, David and Caitlyn; as well as numerous great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Hayward and Jack, and her sisters, Rita and Jennie.
Visitation will be held at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Church, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Special thanks to the doctors and staff of 4B and the Palliative Care Unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
We would also like to express our appreciation to Rev. Fred Rhymes for his compassion during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the palliative care unit.
Online condolences may be sent to www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/7/2009 Sydney
Campbell Evelyn G Campbell Cape Breton Post 27/02/2009
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Evelyn Grace (Nelson) Campbell Feb. 25, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines on January 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Una (Foote) Nelson. Evelyn attended the Salvation Army, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Branch 008, Sydney Mines. Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful friend. She was always there to lend an ear or helping hand to anyone in need. She gave us all her unconditional love. Evelyn is survived by her former husband, Douglas Campbell; son, Blaine (Michelle); daughters, Julie Ann and Natalie (Bobby) and her grandchildren, T.J. Marsh, Morgan Harris and Curtis and Kelsey LeBlanc. She is also survived by sisters, Mary Nelson, Mildred (Brian) Keeping, Marion Gerrow and Winnie (Clevey) Hollett; a brother, Bobby Nelson and many nieces and nephews and their families who were very dear to her heart. Evelyn is also survived by dear friends, Eileen Lewis and Dollsie Jessome. Special thanks to Christine Gerrow for everything she has done over the years. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by brothers, Willis, Charlie, James, Earl and sisters, Margaret, Pauline and Una in infancy. Visitation for Evelyn Campbell will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Feb. 28, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Major Daniel Roode officiating. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca 2/25/2009 Sydney Mines 04/01/1948
Campbell Florence Campbell Cape Breton Post 11/07/2009
Florence Campbell, Ottawa

Peacefully in Ottawa, Wednesday July 8, 2009, age 82.
Daughter of the late John Angus and Catherine MacIsaac. Beloved wife of the late Cyprian. Loving mother of Patricia Thom (Terry), Sandra Ducey (Bill), John, Isabelle Allison (John), Michael (Valerie), Donald (Mary), Judy O’Rielly (Phil), Paul, Glenn (Judy) and the late Virgina ‘Ginny’ and Baby Anna. Cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of late Duncan, Angus and Isobel. Remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Kelly Funeral Homes, Ottawa, Ont., 613-823-4747.
7/8/2009

Campbell Helen F Campbell Cape Breton Post 13/04/2009
Helen Frances Campbell 88, Sydney Helen Frances Campbell of Sydney, passed away Saturday April 11, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Lue Theresa (Daley) Campbell. Helen attended Holy Angels high school and was employed at Eastern Bakery for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and a regular supporter of Children in the Third World. She sent letters and cards to the sick and terminally ill, especially remembering the veterans in rehab. Helen is survived by her sisters Geraldine, and Kathleen (Sylvester) MacDonald both of Sydney; nephews Campbell MacDonald, Sydney, Ivan Boudreau, Sackville, NB, and Jack Boudreau, London, Ont.; grand-nieces Brittani and Casandra. Helen was predeceased by a sister Delores Boudreau, and a brother-in-law Med Boudreau. Funeral mass will take place Wednesday 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Anthony O’Connor. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund or Charity of Choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca 4/11/2009 Sydney
Campbell James C Campbell Cape Breton Post 11/04/2009
James Campbell’s death occurred April 5, 2009, at his residence, Cabot House. He is survived by Jean (Tobin) Campbell. Private interment. Condolences may be sent to Cabot House. 4/5/2009

Campbell John Alex Campbell Cape Breton Post 30/06/2009
John Alex Campbell, LinganBorn at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , CanadaIt is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of John Alex Campbell 85, of Roaches Road on Monday June 29, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.Born in New Waterford, John Alex was the son of the late Dougall and Elizabeth Ann (Fraser) Campbell.He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford.John Alex was a retired miner who worked in numberes 12, 16 and 18 collieries before becoming a domestic coal hauler for New Waterford and surrounding areas for many years. He was widely know as a wheeler dealer and could barter with anyone. He loved raising chickens and other animals. John Alex was an avid horseman having been around horses his whole life from a very young age .He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1989 and his passion continues on in his sons today.John Alex is survived by his loving children, daughters, Jane (John) Harrington, New Campbellton, Anna (Bruce) Clyburn and Ann Marie (Allister) MacLeod, both of Lingan; sons, Danny ‘Soupy’ (Betty) and Sandy, both of Lingan, Travis ( Edwenna), Gardiner Mines; sisters, Janie Crowley and Betty Campbell, both of Boston, Mass., Olga Wilcox, New Waterford; brothers, Haritgan (Georgie) and Dougie, both of New Waterford; brother-in-law, Charlie MacEachern, Ontario. Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends.Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, his son, Michael, as well as two children in infancy, brother, Ewan, sisters, Mary and Theresa, and brother-in-law, Joe Wilcox.Visitation for John Alex will take place Wednesday, July 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral Mass celebrating John Alex’s life will take place Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford, with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, a luncheon will be held immediately following the mass in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3226 Plummer Ave., New Waterford and all are welcomed to attend.Donations can be made in John Alex’s memory to the VON or Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation.To view the online book of memories or send your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com 6/29/2009 New Waterford
Campbell John Bernard 'Bernie' Campbell Cape Breton Post 17/01/2009
John Bernard 'Bernie' Campbell62, Glace Bay It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, of John Bernard Campbell, surrounded by family, at his home on Main Street, Glace Bay. Born in Sydney and raised in Reserve Mines, he was a son of Mary (McNeil) Campbell and the late John A. Campbell. Bernie was an extremely active member of his community, with a lengthy history of work and volunteer experience. Bernie worked with dedication for over 30 years in the labour movement, including 18 years as business manager with Local 596. He also devoted eight years representing locals in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I.; as well as serving as an elected representative on the Retail Wholesale Steelworkers national executive board. Bernie is a past president of the Glace Bay Kinsmen Club, past president of the Cape Breton Island Fisheries Advisory Board, church lector, delegate to the Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council, delegate to the Cape Breton District Labour Council and served on a committee to review the Nova Scotia Workplace Safety Act. He was vice-president of the Glace Bay Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and a volunteer with the Coastal Radio Program "Vintage Views." He was also an instructor on computer usage to seniors in Glace Bay. Even through his illness of late, a trip to Marion Bridge was the best medicine God could give. Bernie found great peace and joy sitting on the deck with his cherished family and friends; especially with his buddy, Lawrence, breathing in the freshness of the Mira. Besides his mother, he is survived by his dear wife, Myrtle (nee Turnbull); children, Kim (Bob), Fall River, Kris (Stephanie), Dominion; son-in-law, Brent MacNeil; grandchildren, Jonathan (Katie), Mike, Dylan, McKenzie, Chelsey, Sam and Jack; sister, Lexie (Joe) Parsons; brothers, Ronnie (Tood), Willie (Karen), both of Reserve Mines, Brian (Jean), Dominion; many other relatives and very close friends. Besides his father, Bernard was predeceased by his sister, Jane. Visitation for Bernie will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Gerald Campbell officiating. Reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in Bernie's memory are suggested to the Palliative Care Society, the Cancer Society, VON or charity of choice. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca A special 'thank you' to the staff of VON, Palliative Care, the cancer centre and Glace Bay hospital for their genuine love and support. It was greatly appreciated. Call of The River The river with her mighty flow Carries boats with people to and fro' Lined with tall majestic trees They bend as if to beckon me When nite is near, and dusk at hand She seems to whisper like a friend Come home my child, your work is done You must bid "Farewell" to everyone. Author: A friend 1/15/2009 Sydney
Campbell John Blaise Campbell Cape Breton Post 08/08/2009
John Campbell, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

John Blaise Campbell, 75, of 15 Carroll St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Thomas R. and Mary Ann (Metcalfe) Campbell.
John was a pipe fitter by trade and worked on many construction projects throughout Canada. He was a dedicated executive member of Local 682, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. An avid hockey enthusiast, John was active as coach and manager in both minor and junior hockey in Dominion, New Waterford and Glace Bay. In 1981, he was the manager for the New Waterford Jets and brought them to their first Junior A provincial hockey championship.
John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Irene (nee Bourgeois); children, Garth (Cindy), Fort Sask. AB, Blair (Bonnie), Port Moody, BC, Lisa, Edmonton, AB, Johnna, Alix, AB, Darrell (Judy), Glace Bay, Keith (Liz), Edmonton, AB and Ross, Regina, SK; grandchildren, John Ross, Kyle, Colin, Kenton, Aaron, Janna, Mackenzie, Kyla, Mitchell and Josh; sister, Jean Coleman. He will be sorely missed by his buddy, Jeris.
He was predeceased by sisters, Bertha, Bridget and Mary.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Curry’s Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be celebrated this coming Friday, August 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating.
Donations may be made to one’s charity of choice.
E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/6/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell John Campbell Cape Breton Post 23/11/2009
John Campbell, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret and great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of John Campbell, at home, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rhoda (White) Campbell.
He was employed with Municipal Ready Mix as a heavy equipment operator.
He enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid NASCAR fan, he loved anything that moved, cars, trucks, boats and motorhomes. He enjoyed camping.
John was well known for his big smile and friendly wave. He will be missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his son, Stephen Campbell (Carrie), Ottawa; life partner, Virginia MacSween, her children, Charlotte, Michelle, Jennifer and Paula. He is also survived by his sister, Laura (Conrad) Pink, Howie Centre; brother, Edward (Della) Campbell, Sydney; as well as his nieces and nephews, Lindsay, Terry, Nicole, Crystal, Brianna and Joey.
Besides his parents, Joseph and Rhoda, he was predeceased by his wife, Velma (McComber) and a brother, Terry in infancy.
Visitation will take place (today) Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, 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 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Stella Maris Church Cemetery, Louisbourg.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat team or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/23/2009 Sydney
Campbell John J Campbell Cape Breton Post 22/04/2009
John James Campbell, 65, of Milton, Ont. and formerly of Iona, passed away on April 7, 2009 at his home. He was born in Jamesville and was the son of the late Colin and Catherine (Beaton) Campbell. He moved to Ontario 43 years ago and worked for Air Canada for 33 years until he retired last year. He is survived by spouse, Donna Cambridge, Ont.; two daughters, Angela, Paris, Ont., Laura, Cambridge, Ont.; son, Colin (Pamela) Paris, Ont.; grandchildren, Isaac, Aiden, Ethan and Alyssa. He is also survived by two brothers, Francis, (Tena) Sydney and Michael, Baddeck. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Annie Sarah. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date in St. Columba Church, Iona with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, MacKinnon Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 4/7/2009 Jamesville
Campbell John James Campbell Cape Breton Post 22/08/2009
John Campbell, Dominion

Born in 05/11/1961 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

John James Campbell, 47, of Mitchell Avenue, Dominion, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on August 20, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.
Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay, Johnny is survived by his mother, Stella (Caretta) Campbell; his brothers, Ron, Ottawa, Basil, Bridgewater, Robert, Dominion; his sisters, Yvonne (Carl), Dominion, Eileen (Frank), Sydney River, Linda, Dominion and Suzanne (Jimmy), Dominion. Johnny is also survived by his nephews, John, Nicholas, Jordan, Jesse and Aidan and niece, Alexandra.
Johnny was predeceased by his father, John James Campbell (December 24, 1986).
Johnny will be forever remembered for his great love of family. He relished any time he spent in the company of his immediate and extended family. Johnny was a man defined by his great faith and the extent to which he fully lived it.
Johnny attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1979. He had a great fondness for nature and it’s harvest, which was evident in his love of gardening and landscaping. He strived to attain a peaceful, happy, quiet life based on faith, love and family. Johnny really enjoyed our recent Campbell family reunion.
Johnny will be greatly missed by us, his family. We truly loved him and the void left by his passing will be filled with all the happy memories of a son, a brother, an uncle, who cherished us.
The family would like to thank staff at the regional hospital and the palliative care unit for their guidance, care and compassionate support.
Special thank you to Lynn, Carol, Tracey, Sharon and Lisa, your support was greatly appreciated. Thank you.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Cremation has taken place.
Online condolences inmemoryofjohnny@gmail.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to your local food bank.
A celebration of Johnny’s life will be held for family and friends Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Gardiner Mines Community Hall between the hours of 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
8/20/2009 Glace Bay - St. Joseph's Hospital
Campbell John Thomas Campbell Cape Breton Post 13/11/2009
John Campbell

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

John Thomas Campbell passed away suddenly at home on October 14, 2009 at the age of 52 years.
Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to the late John Thomas and Ellen Jane Campbell (nee Currie). Dear brother of Theresa (Donald) Donovan of Riverview, NB, Bruce Campbell of Toronto, Marion Campbell of New Victoria, Cape Breton and the late Joey Campbell-Neary.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica and her mother, Diane Campbell of Toronto. He will be remembered by his aunts, Mary Currie of Glace Bay, NS. Deanie Currie and Gloria Campbell of Edmonton, AB and by many cousins, and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Also, he is survived by very special friends, Dave and Kerri Hendsbee of Kitchener, ON.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held in St. Anne’s Parish Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. under the direction of Patten Funeral Home.
For those who wish, memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.
10/14/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell Kathleen 'Kaye' (Fennell) Campbell Cape Breton Post 10/07/2009
Kathleen Campbell, Burnaby

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Kathleen Campbell (known to her friends as ‘Kaye’) on Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Burnaby, B.C., after a short illness.
Born in Sydney, N.S., August 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances (Dawe) Fennell.
Kathleen is survived by daughters, Ann Marie (Barrie) Carlson and Terry, both of Burnaby, B.C.; sons, James and Donald and seven grandchildren, all of B.C.; brother, Greg (Lorraine) Fennell and sister, Terri Troke, both of Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Kathleen was predeceased by her sister, Mary; brothers, Richard, Michael, Frank, Bill, Peter, Robert, Thomas and Leo.
Funeral mass will be held today (Friday), July 10, 2009 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Burnaby.
7/5/2009 North Sydney Aug. 14, 1928
Campbell Kevin Grant Campbell Cape Breton Post 18/09/2009
Kevin Campbell, New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Grant Campbell, 56, of Plummer Avenue, New Waterford on Sept. 16, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Grant and Hilda (MacPhee) Campbell.
Kevin was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Agnes Church, New Waterford, where he was also a member of the parish council finance committee for a number of years. He received a bachelor of science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., in 1979. Soon after, he became employed with the town of New Waterford and later with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality as a draftsman. Drawing and oil painting were also favourite hobbies of his. He particularly enjoyed drawing various types of ships, notably a small bookmark drawing of the Queen Elizabeth II which he presented to the captain’s wife as a gift. He also enjoyed building model ships, cars and helicopters.
Kevin loved dogs, especially his two ‘girls’, Shelby and Abby, who were often seen walking by his side. He was also known to be an avid reader, well read on current affairs as well as key historical events which shaped our future. A noted author of interest to Kevin was Vincent Bugliosi.
Surviving are wife, Frances (Tetford), formerly of Harbour Grace, NL; brother, Lionel (Vivienne), Ottawa; sisters, Betty (Louis) Nearing, River Ryan, Mary (Connie) Morrison, Sydney; 12 nieces and nephews.
Kevin was predeceased by a sister, Maureen Anthony.
Visitation will be held today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration for Kevin will take place Saturday, Sept., 19 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. Cremation will follow. A luncheon will be held at St. Agnes Centre, Convent Street, immediately after the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Cape Breton Branch SPCA.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/16/2009 New Waterford
Campbell Leo R. Campbell Cape Breton Post 05/01/2009
Leo R. Campbell - Leo Campbell, 84, born in Sydney, N.S. passed awaypeacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital on Jan. 2, 2009. The son of William B.and Delphine (Michelle) Campbell. Leo was a member of St. Theresa's parishwhile living in Cape Breton. He resided in New Glasgow with his sister RitaYoung for a number of years. He trained and raced standardbred horses formany years in both the United States and Canada. He is survived by hisbrother, Lawrence from Antigonish; and sister, Rita Young from New Glasgow.Predeceased by brothers, William A., George E., Frank and James, sisters,Sadie and Tillie. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry ParkviewChapel. Funeral Mass at St. Theresa's Church, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Donationscan be made to the Parkinson's foundation or a charity of your choice. 1/2/2009

Campbell Leone (Graham) Campbell Cape Breton Post 15/08/2009
Leone Campbell, Calgary

Born in 09/06/1942 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Leone Campbell in Calgary, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at the age of 67 years.
Leone was born in Glace Bay, N.S., the eldest child to Murray and Margaret Graham (nee McIntyre).
She did her teacher’s training in Truro, N.S., and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1963. Her career included working with Indian Affairs in New Brunswick, teaching in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, and for the past 35 years as a teacher and guidance counsellor in the Calgary Catholic School Board.
Leone was predeceased by her parents, Marg and Murr.
She will be forever missed by her husband of 43 years, Joseph Alexander Campbell; son, Mark (Tracy) and grandson, Morgan of Monroe, Wash.; daughter, Kerri of Calgary; siblings, Donna (John) Curtis, Halifax, Paula (Ken) Rayner, Markham, Kenneth (Lynn) Graham, Sydney River, and Anita Graham, Halifax; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leone had an enthusiasm and love for life, and she will be remembered for her strength, kindness, wisdom and guidance.
Relatives and friends are invited to prayers and tributes at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 10827-24th Street SW), Calgary, AB, on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Jack Pereira and The Rev. Rupert MacLellan, Presiders.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.commemorativeservices.ca.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Leone may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Prairies/NWT Region, 10665 Jasper Ave., Suite 700, Edmonton, Alta., T5J 3S9.
Arrangements in care of Commemorative Services Funeral Directors, 403-265-1199.
8/12/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell Maria Genevieve Campbell Cape Breton Post 22/04/2009
Maria Genevieve Campbell %died peacefully Monday, April 20, 2009, at Seaview Manor. Maria was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Shaw) Campbell of Victoria Street, Glace Bay. She is survived by brothers, Howard (Helen), Richmond, B.C., and Gerald ‘Teddy’, Pennsylvania, USA; sister-in-law, Caroline Campbell, North Sydney; and many nieces and nephews across Canada and the USA. She was predeceased by brothers, Dan and Leroy, sisters, Aileen (Bill) Petrie and Mollie (M.J.) McKinnon. Born in Glace Bay, Maria attended St. Anne’s School and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she worked for many years in the CSR department. She loved to play cards and enjoyed visiting with family in Canada and the USA. Sincere thanks are extended to her caregivers at Seaview Manor, where she had been a resident since 2001, by her niece, Marilyn (Jim) Wilson and the rest of the family. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, Friday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. A reception will take place in the church foyer. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Seaview Manor or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 4/20/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell Mora C Campbell Cape Breton Post 21/03/2009
Mora Christine Campbell, 75 of Baddeck, N.S., passed away peacefully March 20, 2009, at Alderwood Rest Home. Mora grew up in Breton Cove, then moved to Baddeck, where she resided with her husband, Carl for 56 years. Mora was the only child of John J. and Effie (Urquhart) MacLeod. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck. She is survived by her husband, Carl; daughters, Gayle (Jim) MacDonald, Judique, Ann Marie, Patti Sue (Peter) Macaulay, both of Baddeck; sons, Jamie (Carol), Sandy (Annie) and Carl Jr., all of Baddeck; grandchildren, Sara, Candra (Christopher), Jaime Anne, Tara (Mark), Patrick, Breagh, Peter (Jeanne), Hailee, Madison and Amber; great-grandchildren, Megan and Maci Spatcher. Special friends and cousins, Heather and Norman Johnston, Grace Ann MacDonald, Shirley and Wendell MacDonald ; very close and dear friend, Charal; sisters-in-law, Christine Ross, Sadie (Roger) Cann and Marilyn Cameron. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son-in-law, Don. Visitation will be held Monday, March 23, 2009 from 2-8 p.m. at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 3/20/2009

Campbell Pauline (Hawco) Campbell Cape Breton Post 23/10/2009
Pauline Campbell, Dartmouth

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Pauline Campbell on Oct. 21, 2009, at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Alice (Healy) Hawco.
Surviving are her daughters, Michele (Mrs. Paul Rudden), Bedford, and Joanne (Mrs. Kevin Currie), Dartmouth; sister, Lois St. John, Sydney; many nieces and nephews and granddaughters, Holly, Sarah and Janna.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph ‘Dode’ Campbell, sisters, Rita, Clora, Kaye, Chris, and Molly in infancy and brothers, Sandy, Bill and John Patrick.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer parish, Sydney Pensioners Club, Seniors Bowling League, Pier Pensioners Club and Club 55. Pauline was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards and socializing with friends at her various clubs.
Pauline spent the last year close to her family in the Halifax area enjoying time with her granddaughters but her heart remained in Sydney.
We would like to thank everyone at Dartmouth General Hospital for their assistance especially the Fourth Floor West nursing staff for their care and compassion during this difficult time. We would also like to offer our heart-filled thanks to our cousins who offered their continual support during her short illness.
Visitation will be held at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, Four West or the Holy Redeemer Parish Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
10/21/2009 Sydney
Campbell Ronald 'Bugs' Joseph Campbell Cape Breton Post 24/01/2009
75, Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ronald 'Bugs' Campbell on Jan. 23, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility, at the age of 75. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Dan and Agnes (McSween) Campbell. Ronald was employed with the Royal Canadian Military as an engineer for 28 years and served in Egypt and Lebanon on peacekeeping. After retiring he served as commissioner. Ronald was a member of St. John's Church. Ronald is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Brenda Diane (Ray), Glace Bay; sons, Ronald A. (Mary), Glace Bay, Francis (Carla), Glace Bay, and Stephen (Elizabeth), Sydney; sister, Florence (John Penny), Glace Bay; brother, Gordon (Laura) MacDonald, Glace Bay. Also surviving are grandchildren, David, Derrick Keith, Sean, Megan, Alison, Stephen and Perreeza; great-grandchildren, Liam, Haley, Katelyn, Haley and Brenda. Ronald was predeceased by sisters, Catherine 'TB', Jessie, brothers, Dan 'Dick', John 'Dewey', Stephen 'Ginn'. Cremation has taken place, visitation for the late Ronald Campbell will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church, Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in St. John's Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Ronald's memory can be made to Every Women Centre or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca. 1/23/2009 Glace Bay
Campbell Wallace 'Wally' Elias Campbell Cape Breton Post 03/10/2009
Wally Campbell, London

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Wallace Elias Campbell announce his sudden passing on Sept. 25, 2009, in London, Ont.
Born in Saskatchewan, he was the son of Thomas ‘Bud’ and the late Martha (LeMoine) Campbell.
Wallace was a plumber by trade and also enjoyed fishing.
Besides his father, Bud, he is survived by his three sons, Robert, Jason, Shawn and his grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Wayne (Lori); sisters, Donna (Gary) and Brenda (Glen); and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Martha (LeMoine) and twin grandsons.
Cremation has taken place.
A service of remembrance will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
9/25/2009 25 Sep 09
Campbell Yvonne (Cummings) Campbell Cape Breton Post 22/07/2009
Yvonne Campbell

Born at Lingan , Nova Scotia , Canada

Anna Yvonne Campbell, 89, of Johnstown passed away Monday, July 20, 2009 in Richmond Villa, St. Peters.
Born in Lingan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Gallant) Cummings.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown and was a long time member of the CWL. Yvonne liked to play cards with neighbours and friends; bridge, cribbage, and 45’s were among her favourite games.
Yvonne graduated from Normal College in Truro and began teaching in 1938. She then studied nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Glace Bay and taught nursing for a period of time. After moving to Johnstown, she started her family with Harry and went back to teaching for the next 25 years. During that time, she also managed Johnstown Credit Union for nine years and then served on the Board of Directors’ for many more.
Yvonne is survived by daughters Mary Anita (George) Gerrior Johnstown, Vivian (Don) Halifax; sons Joe (Pat) Halifax, and Michael (Margie) Johnstown, brother Greg (Zel) Cummings; sister Etheleen, Halifax and sister-in-law Anna, New Waterford. She loved, and will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Yvette (Ashley), Greg, Andrea, Christopher, Amanda, Matthew, Andrew, Peter and Kevin and her great-granddaughters Madeleine and Georgia.
She was predeceased by her husband Harry; sisters Sr. Ann Marie (CSM) and Rita and brothers Raymond and Patrick.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd. 26 Centennial Street, St. Peter’s. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown with Father Joe Gillis officiating followed by burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
7/20/2009 Lingan
Canary Mary Sharon (Redmond) Canary Cape Breton Post 09/09/2009
Mary Canary, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful, wife, mother and friend. Mary Sharon Canary, age 68, of Glace Bay, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Murphy) Redmond.
Mary was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
She graduated from St. Anne’s High School, Glace Bay.
She was formerly employed at the Cape Breton Post in both Glace Bay and Sydney. Mary loved to bowl and for many years bowled at Knox Lane.
Mary will be sadly missed by her husband, Ron; son, Bernie (Sherry), Brampton, Ont.; sisters, Sally Redmond, Massachusetts, Anne Stuart, Massachusetts, Ruth Pezzariello, Bedford, Audrey O’Neill, Glace Bay. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by sisters, Paula, Jackie, brothers, Peter, Bernie and Frank.
In honouring Mary’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A private family service and interment will take place at a later date.
Online condolences to the Canary family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/6/2009 Glace Bay
Cann Edwin William Cann Cape Breton Post 16/11/2009
Captain Edwin William Cann, Sydney

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

The family of Edwin William Cann of Sydney sadly wishes to announce his passing Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Issac William and Molley (Paterson) Cann.
Edwin worked for 40 years with the Sydney Fire Department. He was a veteran of the Second World War, seeing active duty in France and Holland. He served with the 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment of the Governor General Footguards and was a member of Branch 12 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Carolyn), Ronald (Judy); and daughters, Lynn Barry (Stuart) and Susan Buist (David); son-in-law, David MacLean; brothers, George, John (Marina) and Gerald; grandchildren, David, Darryl, Deborah, Donna, Darlene, Angela, Ronald, Matthew, Jennifer, Kristen, Lindsay, Leigh, Stuart, Eric, Edward, Andrew and several great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria, daughter, Margaret MacLean, sisters, Dorothy MacKinnon, Noreen Colford and Yvonne Carroll.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Maggie Coleman officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Following the service there will be a reception held at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care or the MS Society.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/13/2009 Glace Bay
Cann Gerald Cann mwbeckerfuneralhome.com 28/11/2009 S. Cann Reynolds March 24, 1931 - November 27, 2009

Cann, Gerald
Passed away peacefully at York County Hospital, on Friday November 27, 2009 in his 79th year. Predeceased by his wife Sharon (nee Kelba). Loving father of Brenda Court (Kent Norman) , Sharon Reynolds (Murray Nielsen), Allan Cann ( Frances Barrow), Bonny Cann (Daniel Swanson). Pre deceased by one son Donald. Dear step- father of Garry, Sandra and Lonnie Kelba. Gerald will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at the M.W.Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.. Family will receive relatives and friends 1:00 p.m. until time of service. If desired donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
11/27/2009 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia March 24, 1931 Comments: Last names of his sisters are according the latest information his children had.
Gerald's obituary can be found online at http://www.mwbeckerfuneralhome.com/deathnotices/geraldc
Canning Gwendoline Canning Cape Breton Post 22/01/2009
Sydney/Edmonton We the family of Gwendoline Canning sadly announce her passing on Jan. 20, 2009. Born in Lymington, England, Gwen was the daughter of Fred and Margaret Figgins. She will be sadly missed by her son, Brian (Susan); daughters, Lois (Michael Ferguson), Debra (Stewart Macdonald), Valerie (Bert Wilson) and Shauna (John Mombourquette). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and sisters, Cynthia Yates and Esmee Cook, Great Britain. She was predeceased by husband, Norman, a daughter in infancy and sisters, Amy and Molly. By request of our mother, there will be no visitation. A family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/20/2009 Lymington
Cantwell Willena ‘Queenie’ Cantwell Cape Breton Post 14/11/2009
Willena 'Queenie' Cantwell

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Willena ‘Queenie’ Cantwell, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital on Friday, November 13, 2009.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Willian and Alice Cantwell.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda (Bobby) Blinkhorn; her grandchildren Kyle (Jean) and Jana (Brad); her great-grandchildren Mark and Jack. Also surviving are her sister Dorothy, Halifax; her brother Fred and special sister-in-law Jacqueline Cantwell, Sydney Mines and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters Rebecca and Jennie and her brothers William and Louie.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/13/2009 Sydney Mines
Capstick Duncan 'Buddy' B Capstick Cape Breton Post 14/02/2009
We the family of the late Buddy Capstick are saddened to announce his passing at Buchanan Memorial Health Center, Neil’s Harbour, Feb. 12, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Born in Capstick, Victoria County, he was the son of the late W. J. Duncan and Margaret M. (MacDonald) Capstick. He was a member of St. Margaret’s parish. Buddy served with the Canadian Army in the Second World War. He worked as an inshore fisherman. He is survived by his two grandsons, John L. and Bernard ‘Bud’ Burton; sister, Bertha Kanarie; brother Ernest (Marie) Capstick and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Buddy was predeceased by a son, John; brothers, Ronald, Dan R. and Angus. Visitation for Buddy Capstick will be held in St. Margaret’s Parish Center, St. Margaret’s Village, Feb. 15, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass celebrating his life will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. The burial will take place in the spring. Donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to St. Margaret’s Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca 2/12/2009 Capstick
Capstick Thomas 'Tom Capstick Cape Breton Post 09/10/2009
Thomas 'Tom' Capstick, Summerside

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

The death occurred suddenly as the result of an accident in North St. Eleanors, PE, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, of Thomas ‘Tom’ Capstick, of Merriam Drive, Summerside, PE, aged 70 years.
Born in Sydney Mines, NS, he was the son of Priscilla (Decoste) Stubblefield, Ottawa, ON, and the late Murdock Capstick.
Survived by his wife, Amarallis (Harrietha) Capstick, Summerside, PE; son, Duane (Jennifer) Capstick, Trenton, ON; daughters, Wendy Capstick, Ottawa, ON; Colleen Capstick, Ottawa, ON; grandson, Brian Capstick, Moose Jaw, SK; sisters, Margaret Capstick, QC; Debra (Michael) Azar, Ottawa, ON; and Beverly Capstick, Ottawa, ON.
Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, PE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A graveside committal service will take place Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Sydney Mines, NS.
www.moase.ca.
10/3/2009 Sydney Mines
Carey Barbara Carey Cape Breton Post 06/07/2009
Barbara Carey

In Memoriam
Carey: In memory of our loving mother and grandmother, Barbara Carey, who passed away July 06, 2008.
One year ago today,
We watched you slip away.
Now as each new day begins
And the seasons come and go.
Our loving memories are in our hearts always, forever.
Loved and dearly missed by son, Glenn and Marlene; daughter, Melanie and grandchildren, Justin and Jenna.
7/6/2008

Carey Eunice (Roland) Carey Cape Breton Post 13/08/2009
Eunice Carey, Oakville

Born in 02/06/1935 at Alder Point , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Eunice (Roland) Carey in Oakville, Ont.
The daughter of the late Victor and Celina (Walker) Roland, Alder Point.
Eunice is survived by daughter, Wanda (Lloyd) Boutilier; son, Curtis Carey; grandchild, Jacqueline; father of her children, Joe ‘Budsie’ Carey; sisters, Gert (Lawrence) Laffin, Louise (Gerald) Confiant, Jeanette Vaughan (John); brothers, Earl Roland, Nicky (Nancy) Roland, Lawrence (Gerri) Roland; brother-in-law, Jim Simec; aunt, Tillie (Pat) Philpot; uncle, Johnnie (Deany) Walker; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Muriel (Jim) Laffin and Cynthia Simec.
A funeral mass was held at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Oakville, Ont.
8/13/2009 Alder Point 2/6/1935 date of death not indicated, used publishing date for indexing
Carlson Gregor Carlson Cape Breton Post 04/11/2009
Gregor Carlson

Gregor Carlson, age 94, of Glace Bay, N.S., died peacefully at Arborstone Enhanced Care facility on Oct. 27, 2009.
Gregor worked as a welder for many years. Throughout his lifetime, he also enjoyed swordfishing, swimming, skating and playing card games with his friends and family. Gregor maintained an active healthy lifestyle well into his 90s.
Gregor was preceeded in death by his mother, Flora Bell (MacGuire) Carlson, father, Albert Carlson, two sisters, Margaret Carlson and Mabel Rowley and two brothers, Edward Carlson and Duncan Carlson.
He was a member of Epworth United Church in Glace Bay, N.S.
Prior to cremation, a private prayer service was conducted by Rev. Jeanne Manning-Stright of St. Paul’s United Church, Halifax, N.S., at J. Albert Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Halifax, N.S.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Greenwood Cemetery in Glace Bay, N.S., Rev. J. Finlayson of Knox United Church, Glace Bay, will be officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
10/27/2009

Carmichael Campbell 'Camie' Carmichael Cape Breton Post 05/08/2009
Campbell 'Camie' Carmichael, Middle River

Born in 17/07/1949


Campbell ‘Camie’ Carmichael, 60, of West Side Middle River, passed away peacefully Aug. 3, 2009, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.
Born July 17, 1949, he was a son of the late Hector and Euphemia (Buchanan) of Baddeck. He was a labourer, driving dozers, working at the mill and Baddeck landfill.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Musgrave); children, Charles and Kim, Halifax; Bonnie, North Sydney; Heather, Calgary; Jackie and Wendy, Plaster Mines; Sarah, Baddeck; Margie and Danny, Wagmatcook and grandson, Jack. Also two brothers, George and Emily, Middle River and Hector ‘Heckie’ and Jean of Baddeck; and one niece, Jony Carmichael.
Visitation at MacAskill Funeral Home, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 2p.m. Friday in the Farquharson Memorial Church, Middle River with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Burial in Middle River Cemetery.
Donations to charity of one’s choice.
8/3/2009 July 17, 1949
Carmichael Neil (ND) Carmichael Cape Breton Post 24/12/2009
Neil (ND) Carmichael, Tarbot

Born at Tarbot , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loved one, surrounded by his family at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.
Born in Tarbot, June 22, 1927, ND was the son of late Neil Carmichael and Rhodena (Morrison) Carmichael.
He is survived by his loving wife, Anna; sister, Madeleine Matheson; several nieces, nephews and many friends and neighbours.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Duncan, Archie, Johnny, sisters, Sally, Mary and Jessie.
ND was a person of strong faith. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church North River Bridge and served as an Elder from 1986 to 2000. ND will be missed for his quiet nature and wit. His enjoyment in life was working with his back hoe and truck. Over the years he worked for the Mariana pulp company, Department of Transportation (snowplow operator), Maritime Tel &Tel and Aliant relied on his services for many years. He also had his own back hoe and trucking business and lent a helping hand to neighbours and friends.
Visitation and funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, starting at 11 a.m. with visitation, lunch at 12 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. Glen Matheson and Rev. Cameron Brett officiating, with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, River Bennett.
Donations to be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
12/22/2009 Tarbot June 22, 1927
Carmichael Rita Shoneth ‘Queenie’ Carmichael Cape Breton Post 18/12/2009
Rita Shoneth ‘Queenie’ Carmichael, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret that we the family announce the passing of Rita ‘Queenie’ Carmichael on Dec. 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Katherine (MacDonald) Carmichael.
Queenie was employed with Air Canada as a ticket agent for 35 years, until her retirement. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and entertaining her family and friends with a beautiful set table.
Rita is survived by her brother, Elgie Carmichael, Dartmouth; stepbrother, Garfield Murray; her beloved niece, Murdo (Don) MacIsaac, Antigonish; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Queenie was predeceased by her stepbrother, Robert ‘Wint’ Murray, and sister-in-law, Jean Carmichel.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec.19 at the St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney, with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in St. Theresa Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
12/17/2009 Sydney
Carocci Anita (Coakley) Carocci Cape Breton Post 08/12/2009
Anita (Coakley) Carocci, RN, Sydney

Born in 13/06/1928 at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother and grandmother, Anita, which occurred at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in New Waterford, June 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Annie (Flemming) Coakley.
Surviving are her son, Carl (Deborah) and daughters, Sandra (Raymond Boxer) George, Sydney and Ann, Dartmouth and three very special grandchildren, David, Darren and Kevin. Also surviving are two sisters, her twin sister, Antoinette Smith and Francie (Duncan) Gillis, both of Toronto.
Anita was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl ‘Cy’ in 2001. Also by her brother, Robert and sisters, Agnes, Marie Leudy, Margaret White and Eileen Forsythe.
She was a devout member of St. Theresa’s parish. Anita was greatly respected for her many years of service as a registered nurse at St. Rita Hospital. Her family and her faith were the foundation of her life. Anita’s family and friends and all of those whose lives she touched and enriched, will lovingly and dearly miss her.
Visitation for Anita Carocci will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Rev. Jim Oliver and Rev. Gerry White concelebrating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.mem.com or twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face,
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest,
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, on the day God called you home.
12/6/2009 New Waterford June 13, 1928
Carpenter Blaine Carpenter Cape Breton Post 03/12/2009
Blaine Carpenter

Born at River Ryan , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Blaine Carpenter, announce his sudden passing at his residence on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at the age of 63.
Born in River Ryan, Blaine was the son of the late John and Bridget (Quinn) Carpenter. He was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard’s .
Blaine was employed with Nova Scotia Power for a number of years and was owner/operator of B & J Dairy on Union Highway until his retirement .
Blaine enjoyed hunting and fishing especially his many trips to Washabuck with his late brother, James. He enjoyed watching and cheering his favourite two sport teams - Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs. Blaine had many friends who enjoyed his company and lasting friendship.
Blaine is survived by his brothers, Bernie (Jean) and Jackie, New Waterford and by his sister, Evelyn (Jack) Walsh, Bridgewater. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Blaine was predeceased by his brother, James and sisters, Mamie MacKinnon and Carmel MacDonald.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Parish Church of St. Leonard’s, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. There will be a luncheon immediately following the mass at St. Agnes Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford, all are welcomed to attend.
As an expression of sympathy for Blaine, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
To view Blaine’s online book of memories, light a memorial candle, or send your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
11/29/2009 River Ryan
Carpenter James Cape Breton Post 06/08/2009
James Carpenter, River Ryan

Born at River Ryan , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family of James Carpenter announce his passing at the age of 80 years. He passed away peacefully in the palliative care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, following a very brief illness and surrounded by his loving family.
Born in River Ryan, James was the son of the late John and Bridget (Quinn) Carpenter.
He was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15, New Waterford.
James served in the Korean War from 1950-1952, upon his return he worked in the No. 18, 12 and Lingan collieries until his retirement in 1987. James enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially his many fishing trips to Washabuck. He also enjoyed visiting family and friends and loved to tell stories or a good joke.
James is survived by his sister, Evelyn (Jack) Walsh, Bridgewater, N.S.; brothers, Blaine, River Ryan, Bernie (Jean) and Jackie, both of New Waterford. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mamie and Carmel.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. in the parish of St. Leonard’s, St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan, with Fr. Doug Mac Donald officiating. Interment will be at a later date. There will be a luncheon immediatley following the mass at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. All are welcomed to attend.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
As an expression of sympathy for James donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
To view James’s Book of Memories, light a memorial candle or send your online condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
8/4/2009 River Ryan
Carrigan Mora B Carrigan Cape Breton Post 06/06/2009
Mora Carrigan, Sydneyat Marion Bridge , Nova Scotia , CanadaMora Belle (nee MacLean) Carrigan, 89, Windsor Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with illness Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Marion Bridge, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Susan (Dixon) MacLean. Mora was a member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Marion Bridge and the Presbyterian Ladies Guild. From 1943-1945, she served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women’s Divison, stationed in Sydney, where she met her husband of 64 years. Dearly loved and sadly missed by her husband, Victor; son, Ronald (Margaret); grandchildren, Russell, Colin (Andrea) and Scott (Melissa); great-grandchildren, Jack, Bridget and Eamon; numerous nieces and nephews in Marion Bridge, Ontario and USA, who were very close to her. Mora was predeceased by her sisters, Christine MacVicar, Florence Cameron, Charlotte MacInnis, Mamie Green and Dorothy Webber; brother, Archie and infant brother, Charlie. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at St. Columba Presbyterian Church on Monday 2 p.m., with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Private family interment will take place in MacLean Cemetery, Marion Bridge. Following the service, a reception will be held in the church hall. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care, Cape Breton Cancer Center, VON or St. Columba Presbyterian Memorial Fund.Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.caPosted in Cape Breton Post on July 4, 2009: Mrs. Mora CarriganCard of Thanks-CarriganWe the family of the late Mora Belle Carrigan, wish to express our sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavement. We gratefully acknowledge all who sent cards, emails and memorial donations. Special thanks to Pastor Kevin Richardson, St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Combined Choir, readers; Russell, Colin and Melissa. The Ladies Guild of St. Columba for the reception after the Memorial Service. Sincere thanks to the staff, doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit,C.B. Regional Hospital for their devoted care. To Sydney Memorial Chapel, thank you for your support and professional guidance. We especially wish to thank, Doreen, our personal home care giver who provided such kind and faithful care to Mora during her long illness. To everyone, your kindness will always be remembered.Victor, Ronald (Margaret), Russell, Colin and Scott 6/4/2009

Carroll Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' (LeBrun) Carroll Cape Breton Post 16/12/2009
Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Carroll, Halifax

Born in 14/09/1925 at D'Escousse , Nova Scotia , Canada

Betty Carroll, 84, formerly of Sydney, N.S., passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2009, at Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, N.S.
Betty was born Sept. 14, 1925, in D’Escousse, N.S., the youngest child of the late A.A. and Helen LeBrun.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Martin of Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax; children, Nancy (Joe Gillis), Josh and Kit (John Kelly); one grandchild, Jocelyn Elizabeth Gillis; one great-grandchild, Lauren Elizabeth Johnston; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by four children, Susan, James LeBrun, Martin Joseph (M.J.) and Jane Elizabeth, sisters, Helen LeVesconte and Zita Kyte, brothers, Gerald George, J.H. (Harold) and Arthur A. LeBrun.
Betty was a beloved mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all. She was loving, friendly, caring and giving. She was devoted to her family and friends. Betty was the ultimate organizer. Nothing gave her more pleasure than organizing events for her community or friends. To be there for her family and friends was paramount in her life. Many people will fondly remember the ceilidhs held at the Carrolls. Another pleasure in Betty’s life were the antique auctions she and Marty attended, searching for the treasures they found and displayed in their home and in their Days Gone By Emporium.
For many years she was the first executive director of the Cape Breton School of Crafts and pioneered it into becoming an important part of Cape Breton’s cultural heritage.
A celebration of Betty’s life will take place in Sydney, N.S., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Mental Health of Nova Scotia, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or any charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, 539-3002.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/13/2009 D'Escousse Sept. 14, 1925
Carter Faith Sharon (Williams) Carter Cape Breton Post 30/01/2009
62, Sydney Mines It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Faith Sharon (Williams) Carter Jan. 28, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by the people most important to her . . . her family. Faith was born in Alberton, P.E.I., on Aug. 7, 1946, to George and Elsie (Tarr) Williams. Raised in Alberton and Sydney Mines, she was always an "Islander" at heart. Faith was a member of Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines. She was an active member of her community and was a founding member of Northside Future, a group dedicated to improving the Northside after the closure of the coal mines. Faith was an avid horsewoman and could be found every morning at the Northside Downs. Her love of harness racing was honoured when she was inducted into the Cape Breton Horseman's Association Honorary Hall of Fame. Faith is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, George; and by her three daughters, Sharon (Marc) Munroe, Shannon and Sandi (Paul) Barnes. Her greatest joy was found on the smiles of her grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Courtney and Cate. Faith is also survived by her sister, Debbie (Bud) MacIntosh; brother, George (Robin) Williams; sister-in-law, Marg (Dave) Matthews; brothers-in-law, Donnie (Ann), Robert (Judy), Brian (Eileen), Terry (Isabel) and Ronnie (Jennifer); nine nieces, seven nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Elsie (Tarr) Williams, sisters, Ella Jane and Ada Glos, brother, Kenneth David, mother-in-law, Elizabeth and father-in-law, George Sr. Visitation for Faith Carter will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Friday), Jan. 30, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with the Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Faith's memory may be made to the parish of Trinity Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 1/28/2009 Alberton, P.E.I. on Aug. 7, 1946
Cartwright Kenneth G Cartwright Cape Breton Post 03/03/2009
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and brother, Kenneth George Cartwright, a life long resident of Georges River, March 1, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Georges River, he was a son of the late George P. and Rose (Brown) Cartwright. Ken was employed as a coal miner in his early years, he also trucked coal, and later became a commercial fisherman until his retirement. In his leisure time, he was a skilled wood worker. He enjoyed his weekly “Treat Night” with all of his grandchildren and neighborhood friends. He is survived by his 12 children, Kenneth Jr., Wallace (Karen), Ellen (Ron), David (Jackie), Rosanne (Boyce), Arthur (Mary), Deborah (Ken Lalonde), Robert (Barbara), Dwight (Allan), Paul (Wendy), Carl (Joanne), Ruth (Greg Lively); the mother of his children, Mary (MacInnis) Cartwright; sisters, Ethel ‘Missy’ Johnston, Mildred Kettlewell (Glen), Audrey Boutilier, Nancy Young; brothers, Gerald, Edward ‘Teddy’ (Marge), George (Meredith); and by 31 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; as well as his loving companion, Isabel Moore. Kenneth was predeceased by his two infant daughters, Carolyn Anne and Shauna and by two sisters, Muriel and Ruth. Visitation will be today (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Thursday 3 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 3/1/2009 Georges River
CASH Sarah "Rita" (Tompkins) CASH The Chronicle Herald 18/12/2009
CASH, Sarah "Rita"



89, Halifax, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009, in St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Northeast Margaree, she was the eldest daughter of the late John L. and Margaret (Smith) Tompkins. She received her early education in New Waterford, and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in the School of Secretarial Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1941. Her early work career began at Eastern Air Command Headquarters during the Second World War, where for her contributions to the war effort she was awarded the British Empire Medal (Civil). Rita then became the first employee of the Nova Scotia Research Foundation where she worked as an executive assistant until her retirement in 1985. Rita received a special commendation from the Board of Directors of NSRF in 1983, for her many contributions made to the success of the foundation for over 35 years. She was a long-time member and executive of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, where she served a term as President of the Canadian Division of the Association which is active in over 400 countries. She was very proud of her strong Cape Breton roots and family history, especially the contributions that the Tompkins family made in adult education and the "Antigonish Movement" which led to the improvement of the social and economic development of many rural communities. Rita was looked upon as the family matriarch and was fondly known as "Aunt Rita" by many including non-family members. She had a great love for the sun, the sand, and the sea and in later years was a fixture at Point Pleasant Park where she was involved in the care of the local feral cats with other animal lovers. An ardent fan and lover of traditional Celtic music, she could be found at the Cape Breton dances and any ceilidhs or concerts that she could attend. She loved to listen to the music but somehow found a way to fit a conversation in amongst the tunes. Rita is survived by her son, James (Darlene Miller-Cash); only grandchild, Meghan; sisters, Mary (Gerald Parsons) and Christina (John MacLean); sisters-in-law, Camilla (Gerald) and Annabelle (John); and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Donald; brothers, Richard, Jerome, Dan, John, Gerald, and Miles (in infancy); sister, Catherine (MacLellan); brothers-in-law, Charlie MacLellan and Stuart Hutton; sisters-in-law, Margaret Tompkins, Eileen Tompkins, Betty Tompkins, Peggy (Cash) Hutton, and Mary Cash. Rita's family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, especially everyone on the second floor for the excellent care and friendship over her last year spent there. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 23 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Basilica. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Northeast Margaree. If desired, donations in Rita's memory may be made to the Tompkins Memorial Library, Reserve Mines, Drs. Coady and Tompkins Memorial Library, Margaree Forks, or any charity of choice. On-line condolences may be offered at:

condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
12/18/2009 Northeast Margaree
Cashin Richard A Cashin Cape Breton Post 30/05/2009
Richard Cashin, Bras d'Orat Sydney , Nova Scotia , CanadaIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Anthony ‘Skinny’ Cashin, 79, of Bras d’Or, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at home.Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Healey) Cashin. Richard was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or. He worked in Florence Colliery #3 and retired from Marine Atlantic in May 1988.He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, and great-poppy who enjoyed Sunday dinners and family get-togethers.Richard is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary (Baxter) Cashin; two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Rendell, Bras d’Or and Ruth Ann (Neil) MacDonald, Sydney Mines; two sons, Paul (Laura), New Jersey, USA and Frank (Judy), Mississauga, Ont. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who were his pride and joy; numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Greg Jobes and his wife Judy.Besides his parents, Richard was predeceased by his brothers, Martin, Jerome, Art, Lloyd, Frank, Herman and Jim.Visitation for Richard Cashin will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Monday, June 1, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass celebrating his life will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.Printed in the Cape Breton Post on June 24, 2009: Richard Cashin - Card of Thanks Cashin We, the family of the late Richard Cashin wihs to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our familym friends, neighbours and extended family who were so kind to us during ouor recent loss. To everyone who telephoned and visited our homes, sent cards, floral tributes, gifts of food, monetary gifts and memorial donations in Richard's name, thank you! To those of you who visited the funeral home and attended the funeral we are truly grateful. To everyone who travelled to be with us, especially Richard's nieces and nephews from New Brunswick, Hlaifax and Port Hawkesbury, thank you, it meant a lot to us. To Aunt Agnes for being by mom's side throughout the wake and funeral and to Catherine and Pauline for making that possible, thank you; it meant so much to us all. To Ruth Boudreau for being with us from the night Richard passed away, keeping things running smoothly at home and doing whatever we needed her to do the words "thank you" are not enough to convey our appreciation. Thank you to nephew Greg Jobes and his wife Judy for everything they did for dad. He thought highly of you both. To the EHS paramedics and the Cape Breton Regional Police - North Division who were so professional yet so caring and sunderstanding, thank you. To Doctor Michel McKeough and Louise no words can ever thanj you for the care and friendship given to Richard over the years. He had great respect for both of you. We are deeply grateful. To Father Peter MacLeod for a lovely mass and homily and words of comfort, thank you! You captured Richard to a tee. To the readers, nieces Rose Dawe and Anna Martin, thank you! To the choir for your beautiful music, the mass serverrs and eucharistic ministers, thank you. To the pallbearers, grandsons, Shaun, Cory, and Curtis Rendell and Richard MacDonald, grandson-in-law Shawn Lawless and nephew Jackie Jobes, a job well done at such a difficult task. Thank you! To the gift bearers, granddaguhters Tanya Lawless and Lindsay MacDonald and great grad-daughter Brittany Lawless, thank you. To the CWL for the lovely luncheon followng Richard's funeral mass and to the Bras d"or Seniors and Pensioners Club for the use of their hall, sincere thanks. To Manning Jobes and his staff at M. J. Funeral Home thank you for your professionalism, sincere kindnes 5/28/2009 Sydney
Cechetto Yolanda Cechetto Cape Breton Post 09/02/2009
An angel has received her wings. Yolanda, affectionately known as ‘Momma’ to all, passed away into God’s hands, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Donkin, July 22, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Stella Morrellato. She resided on Grand Lake Road and Harbourstone Enhanced Care and was a devoted member of St. Augustine Church.Left to cherish her memories are a daughter, Yolanda ‘Cookie’ (Wally) Marks; son, John (Judy); daughter-in-law, Yolanda Cechetto; grandchildren, John, Sharon, Linda, Karen, Gordie, Kimberly, David, Shauna, Michael, Darlene, Judy and Christina; 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband, John, son, Eric, daughter, Maria, sister, Regina and brothers, Julio, Mario and Americo.A friend to all who knew her, she will be remembered as a gracious lady, never complaining. She faced the challenges of life presented to her with grace and dignity. Visitation for Yolanda will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa Church, 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 2/8/2009 Donkin July 22, 1911
CENTA Luigi Lawrence CENTA P. Eng. The Chronicle Herald 02/01/2010
CENTA, Luigi Lawrence, P. Eng.

— Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2010, with his family by his side at the age of 80. Born August 3, 1929, in Dominion, Cape Breton, Lou was the son of the late Luigi and Mary Centa. Lou attended St. Francis Xavier University where he studied Engineering and Science and enjoyed playing varsity hockey and rugby. Lou played defence for the 1950 - 51 hockey X-Men that were inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. After finishing at St. F. X., Lou attended the Nova Scotia Technical College where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a career engineer with the provincial Dept. of Transportation and was the department's Deputy Minister from 1987 until his retirement in 1993. Luigi was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Theresa "Terry". Lou enjoyed exercising and keeping physically fit. He played hockey into his 60s and walked each day in Point Pleasant park up until a few months ago. Lou is survived by his children, Larry, Leslie and David and sister, Gilda. Luigi and his family would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent care provided by Dr. Frank Lo, Dr. Darrell White, and all the very kind folks at the Medical Day, 8A and 7A at the VG Site, QEII. There will be a celebration of Lou's life in St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Wednesday, January 6, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation by request of Luigi and his family. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII.
1/2/2010 Dominion August 3, 1929
Chapel Barbara Ann (Boudreau) Chapel Cape Breton Post 26/01/2009
Barbara Ann (Boudreau) Chapel67, Sydney/New Waterford It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Barbara Ann Chapel on Jan. 23, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Robert (Bobby) Boudreau and Catherine Boudreau Maroun, Sydney. Barbara was a homemaker and enjoyed playing darts, shuffleboard, was a member of the Seniors Citizens Club and the Ashby Legion Women's Auxiliary. At one time she also worked at Penny's Dry Cleaning in Sydney. Barbara is survived by her husband, Martin Greg Chapel; mother, Catherine Maroun; son, Danny (Mary) Campbell, Glace Bay; daughter, Darlene (Gerald 'Monk') Petrie, New Waterford; sister, Lorna (David), New Brunswick; grandchildren, Robert, Jeffery, Natasha, Amanda and Kristin; great-grandchildren ,Benjamin and Sophie. Visitation for Barbara will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500, and a funeral mass to celebrate Barbara's life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael's Church, River Ryan, with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care. To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/23/2009 New Waterford
Charumski John James Charumski Cape Breton Post 25/05/2009
John James Charumski, Glace Bayat Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , CanadaWe, the family, are sad to announce the passing of John James Charumski, 85, of Glace Bay, who passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence.Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Lucy (White) Charumski.John was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. In his early years John was recognized as an excellent baseball player hitting numerous homeruns at South Street Ball Park. John was an usher at the Savoy theatre before joining the Cape Breton Highlanders. He served his country overseas during the Second World War, where he was seriously injured in Italy on Feb. 4, 1944. John was very actively involved with the War Amps, and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 03. But mostly, he will be remembered as a very caring and compassionate father who loved his family.John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen (Jessome) Charumski; his loving daughters, Patricia Charumski, at home, Mary (Frank) Parsons, Joan (Wes) Murphy, Paula (Stephen) Butler, all of Glace Bay; loving sons, Jim (Judith), Dartmouth, Joe ,Vancouver, and John Walter, Bedford; 10 grandchildren who he loved dearly, Francis (Juanita), Stephen (Tracy), Raymond (Mandi) Parsons, Johanthan (Alana), Ellen, Mathew Butler, Shawna and Jennifer Murphy, Nicole, Kyle Charumski; three great-grandchildren, Colin and Taylor Parsons and Cameron Butler. He is also survived by brothers, Tommy (Pauline), Clarence and Stephen, Ontario, sisters, Mary (Jim), Ontario, and Rose, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews.Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Fred, Roddy, Alex, Walter, Felix, Joe, Paul, and sister, Annie Campbell.Visitation for John will be held today (Monday, May 25) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Conrad Edwards is Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. A reception will take place in the parish hall.Donations in memory of John may be made to a charity of choice.Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/22/2009 Glace Bay
Chesal Robert Frank 'Rob' Chesal Cape Breton Post 06/10/2009
Robert 'Rob' Chesal, Scotchtown

Born in 23/07/1930

The family of the late Robert Frank Chesal are deeply saddened to announce his passing. Rob died on Oct. 4, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer with his loving wife Laura Scheller and son Scott at his bedside.
Born July 23, 1930, he was a son of the late John and Ina (Hamilton) Chesal of Scotchtown.
He was a member of the congregation at Calvin United Church, New Waterford.
Rob worked as a miner in No. 12 colliery for eight years before joining Metropolitan Life as an insurance agent. He later worked with Traders Finance in sales, earning a promotion to manager in Grand Falls, N.L., and later assistant manager in Toronto. In 1973, Rob changed careers following his graduation from Conestoga College in Ontario. He ran his own successful upholstery shop for 30 years, first in Hamilton, Ont., and later in Scotchtown.
Rob was a man who enjoyed a good time, especially family get-togethers. He loved to dance, read and cook. He was never happier than when he and Laura would travel the back roads of Cape Breton, picnic in Mira and his morning coffee club with his friends at Tim Hortons, where many world issues were solved over coffee.
Rob was honoured by the Scotchtown Volunteer Fire Department, which presented him an award for his unwavering support to the department. He also served on the committee of Stewards at Calvin United Church. Before his illness, Rob loved to help out at the church, from maintenance to serving tea at various functions.
Besides his wife, Laura, Rob is survived by his sons, Bob (Chris) and their kids, Blair and Erin, Cowichan Bay, B.C., Lorne and his daughter, Shannon, Hamilton, Ont., Scott (Darlene) and their kids, Jessie and Joshlyn, Tatamagouche, N.S.; daughter, Pam McLaren (Sean) and their kids, Brady, Colin and Kate, Hamilton, Ont., and his great-grandkids, Carter and Jade. Also surviving are his step-children, Wayne Scheller (Cathy) and their kids, Wyatt and Hope, Lingan, N.S., Janet Scheller and her kids, Laura and RJ, Scotchtown, N.S., Crystal English (Howie) and their kids, Blake and Faith, Sydney, N.S., Mary Collins (Neil) and their daughter, Savanna, Lantz, N.S., Leslie Scheller (April) and their daughter, Ava, Cow Bay, N.S.
Also left to mourn are his brothers, Andrew (Shirley), Scotchtown, Richard (Sandy), Hamilton, Ont.; sisters, Betty Tatlock (Norman), Scotchtown, and Jean Raddin (Gary), Amherst, N.S.; sister-in-law, Jean Chesal, Scotchtown; the mother of his children, Marg Chesal, Hamilton, Ont.; and very special nieces and nephews and their families.
Besides his parents, Rob was predeceased by brothers, Sonny, Scotchtown, and Mark, Nanaimo, B.C., sisters-in-law, Joyce Chesal, Ann Chesal and Georgean Chesal, nephews, Richard and Gregory.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with a luncheon to follow at Calvin Hall, New Waterford.
No flowers by request. Charitable donations may be made to Calvin United Church, New Waterford, or the cancer centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/4/2009 July 23, 1930
Chiasson Annie Rose Chiasson Cape Breton Post 08/06/2009
Annie Rose Chiasson, Cheticampat Cheticamp , Nova Scotia , CanadaAnnie Rose (Deveau) Chiasson, 90, of Plateau, died June 5, 2009, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.She was the daughter of the late Placide A. and Sophique (Poirier) Poirier.She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Annie Rose lived a humble life. When she was well she enjoyed working outdoors in her garden or at carpentry work as well as dancing, bingo, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Her kindness made it so that there was always room for one more at her table, even in hard times. She enjoyed life, but her true love was her family. She will forever be loved and missed deeply.Surviving are five sons, Wilfred (Patricia) Deveau, Pierre Joseph (Carol), both of Cheticamp, Eddie Joe (Jeanette) Deveau, Ontario, Alex John Deveau (Marina Poirier), Andre (Lorraine) Deveau, Cheticamp; grandson, Jackie (Lorna) Deveau, British Columbia; three daughters, Sophie Deveau-Taylor, Lucie Adèle (Charlie Joe) Harris, Casilda (Edward) Larade, all of Cheticamp; granddaughter, Ida (Deveau) LeLievre, Cheticamp; brother, Louis Léo (Winnie) Poirier, New Brunswick; five sisters, Marie Domithilde Deveau, Point Cross, Marie Marguerite Cormier, Ontario, Marie Eveline Romard, Cheticamp; twins, Annie Blanche Aucoin, Cheticamp, and Annie Zabine ‘Wilfredine’ (Alex) Gallant, Ontario; stepsons, Bernie (Alice) Chiasson, Ontario, Ivan (Marguerite) Chiasson, New Waterford; stepdaughters, Theresa (Chiasson) MacMaster, New Waterford, Marcella (Maurice) Aucoin, Grand Etang; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.She was predeceased by her first husband, Charlie Eus Deveau, second husband, Henri Léo Chiasson, son, Jean Moise Poirier, stepdaughter, Rita Cormier, brother, Joseph, grandson, Lee Andrew Deveau, granddaughter, Judy Deveau, great-grandson, Jake Charles Harris, step grandson, Darrell MacMaster.Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Palliative Care Services or a charity of your choice.Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 6/5/2009

Chiasson Diane J Chiasson Cape Breton Post 27/05/2009
Diane Chiasson, SydneyBorn in 19/09/1946 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , CanadaDiane Julia (MacPhee) Chiasson, 62 of Sydney, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long courageous battle with cancer.Born September 19, 1946, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Delaney) MacPhee.Diane was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. She thoroughly enjoyed fiddle music and going to square dances; painting her beautiful oil paintings; nature and her quiet time.She is survived by her husband, Gerard Chiasson; daughter, Charmaine (Chiasson) Matheson; son-in-law, Mark Matheson; granddaughter, Brooke; brother, Fred (late Joan) MacPhee; sisters, Kay (late Alec Joe) Aucoin, Annie May McCormick, Dorothy (Tom) Corbett, Barbara MacLellan; mother-in-law, Laura (Muise) Chiasson; sister-in-law, Susan (John) MacNeil and by many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by father-in-law, Patrick Chiasson; brother, Joe (Rita) MacPhee and sisters, Margaret (Ross) Rouleau and Theresa (late Hughie) Poirier.There will be no visitation for Diane Chiasson. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.Memorial donations to the C.B. Palliative Care Society.Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com. 5/25/2009

Chiasson Wilfred 'Leonie' Chiasson Cape Breton Post 20/06/2009
Wilfred 'Leonie' Chiasson, CheticampBorn at Cheticamp , Nova Scotia , CanadaWilfred ‘Léonie’ Chiasson, 88 of Cheticamp, died June 19, 2009 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Léonie and Elizabeth ‘Liza’ (Poirier) Chiasson.Wilfred was a veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32. At 21 years of age, he enlisted in the army and became an excellent “coordinates reader” sniper. After being wounded, he was transferred to Street Military Police.Discharged in 1946 Wilfred then worked at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, followed in 1948 as a lighthouse keeper on Cheticamp Island, which he did for 31 years.He retired at 55 years of age and moved to Cheticamp “Les Caveaux” in 1978. Wilfred was married in 1947 and had eight children. Wilfred and Annie Rose celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2007.Wilfred had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.Wilfred loved nature, working in his garden, bird watching, painting, sitting outdoors, lighthouses, boats, reading and watching game shows. He was a member of the senior citizens’ club.He is survived by his wife, Annie Rose (Aucoin) Chiasson; three sons, Jimmie (Monica) Chiasson, Gérald (Yolande) Chiasson, Lionel (Sandra) Chiasson, all of Cheticamp; three daughters, Kathleen Chiasson (Don), Cheticamp, Sylvia Sheridan (Wally), Bradford, Ont., Jeanine Cormier (Cyril), Cheticamp; daughter-in-law, Adéle Chiasson, Cheticamp; brother, James Poirier, Sydney; 11 grandchildren, Michael and Kim; Jimmie and Gerald; Tracey and Darryl; Amy and Todd; Léonard, Evan and Jenna; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Jeremy, Brittany, Brooklyn, Madison, T.J., Kayla, Caleb, Carsyn and Austin; one great-great grandchild, Alexander. Godfather to Jeanette Herman (niece), Ethel MacKinnon (niece) and Rose Aucoin.Besides his parents, Wilfred was predeceased by two sons, Léonard and Charlie Joe; five brothers, Léo, Charlie, Joseph, Lubie, Paulo; two sisters, Antoinette Harrington and Marie Chiasson.Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, June 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.Donations may be made to Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund. 6/19/2009 Cheticamp
Chiasson William Joseph Chiasson Cape Breton Post 16/11/2009
William Joseph Chiasson, Cheticamp

Born at Cheticamp , Nova Scotia , Canada

William Joseph Chiasson, 96, Cheticamp, died Nov. 10, 2009, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.
Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Patrick Thomas and Louise (Deveau) Chiasson.
For 35 years Willie Joe worked as a coal miner in New Waterford. He then worked as a taxi driver for Briand’s Taxi in Sydney. He also had a service station in Big Pond.
He is survived by daughter, Ethel Louise Clark, Cheticamp; sister, Annie Mae Merriam, Long Beach, Calif.; grandson, John Patrick MacPherson, Louisville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Knicole, Kristian, Katherine and Kaela MacPherson, all of New Hampshire; great great-granddaughter, Klara MacPherson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife, Marie Isabelle Chiasson (LeFort), son, John Patrick Chiasson, brothers, Tim, Alphonse (Swish), Joseph, Louie, Stanley, Leo, Dave and Johnny, sisters, Bernadette Breslin, Flavie Chiasson, Elizabeth Haydu, Marie Cecile LeBlanc, Beatrice Lever, Marie-Louise Predergast.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Service Ltd.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
11/10/2009 Cheticamp
Chisholm Joan (LeBlanc) Chisholm Cape Breton Post 25/09/2009
Joan Chisholm, Antigonish

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Joan Chisholm
86, Antigonish

Joan Chisholm, 86, of Antigonish and formerly of Harbour Centre died peacefully on Sept. 11, 2009, at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, with her family at her side.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Donovan) LeBlanc.
She was a teacher in various parts of Nova Scotia, but mostly in Antigonish County. She was a graduate of Normal College in Truro and St. FX University, class of 1977. She was also a member of St. Ninian’s CWL. Joan loved music and enjoyed singing all her life. But above all, her priority was always her family.
She is survived by her husband, John; sons, Brian (Debbie), Michael (Annette) and Hugh John (Kathy); daughter, Mary Anne (Carmen Novak); sisters, Mary MacDonald and Sr. Catherine LeBlanc, CND, and Theresa Barrington; brothers, Florian, John Julian and Urban; and several nieces and nephews.
9/11/2009 Sydney
Chisholm John (Jack) Chisholm Cape Breton Post 28/10/2009
Mr. John (Jack) Chisholm, Halifax

Born in 17/05/1929 at Westville , Nova Scotia , Canada

John Allistar Chisholm ‘Jack’ died on October 27, 2009.
Jack was born on May 17, 1929 in Westville, NS.
He was the son of John Henry and Mary (MacAuley) Chisholm.
He was predeceased by a brother, James. He leaves behind his wife, Ruth Joyce Chisholm; sisters, Dorothy (Russell) Canning and Mary; sons, John Wesley (Leanne) and Robert (Sarah); grandchildren, Emily and Jack and many nieces and nephews.
Jack served for 30 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring as a commander. He fought in conflicts in Korea and at Wounded Knee, serving on many RCN vessels. He was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for bravery. Jack was an avid gardener and a fantastic cook.
He will be sadly missed.
10/27/2009 Westville 17/05/1929
Christie Mary Louise (Gosman) Christie Cape Breton Post 28/10/2009
Mary Louise Christie, Sydney

Born in 09/01/1926 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

The angels have taken our mother home on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at MacGillivray Guest Home.
Mary Louise was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Porteous) Gosman.
Our mother dedicated her life to raising her 13 children, exhausting her days and nights, running a household and keeping track of us all. She enjoyed all the little things in life, walks in the park with her grandchildren, a good cup of tea, friendly conversation on the phone with dear friends, Mary and Emily, she loved car rides and spending time with her children and grandchildren . . . Thank you mom.
She is survived by her brother, David Gosman, Quebec; her 13 children, Mary Merriam (Adrian), New Waterford, Malcolm (Sally), Sydney, Joseph (Linda), Halifax, Rose Whalen (Joseph), Ontario, Robert (Jeannette), Dartmouth, Kenny (Valerie), Eastern Passage, Veronica MacDougall (Gerald), Sydney, Billy (Patricia), Sydney, Sharon (Darrell) MacDonald, Lawrencetown, George (Marlene), Sydney, Gordon (June), Sydney, Allan (Wanda), Sydney, Martin (Trudy), New Glasgow; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mary Louise was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Joseph ‘Sam’ Christie.
A special thanks to the MacGillivray Guest Home and staff for their many years of kindness and care and to Fr. Rankin for his prayers, they meant a great deal to us.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Norman MacPhee to celebrate her life in the funeral home chapel.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Mary Louise Christie to the Alzheimer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
10/26/2009 Sydney 09/01/1926
Christmas Rhodena Christmas Cape Breton Post 11/05/2009
Rose Marie Rhodena Christmas, 59, of 22 MicMac Cres., Membertou, peacefully passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Charles Herney of Membertou and the late Matilda ‘Tilly’ (Googoo) Herney. She was a member of St. Ann’s Mission Church and St. Anthony Daniel parish. Rhodena’s strong commitment to children made her many years as a day care provider at the Wallace Bernard Day Care Centre, a daily joy for her until having to retire due to illness. She is survived by her daughter, Rosalinde; sons, Raymond ‘Ray Chuck’ (Lisa), Russell (Lorelei), Rodney (Wanda), all of Membertou; also surviving are her precious seven grandchildren, Lloyd, Morgan, Joe Mike, Scotty, Elizabeth, Lyric and Sy’Rai, all of Membertou; sisters, Linda, Theresa, Hazel, Sylvia, Bernadine; brothers, Fred, Bruce, Mickey, Clifford, Logan, all of Membertou, Jeff of Regina; numerous godchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Sr. and a brother, Earl. Visitation for Rhodena Christmas will take place at 22 MicMac Cres., Tuesday after 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com. 5/9/2009 Sydney
Church Daniel Wylie Church Cape Breton Post 07/01/2009
Nov. 5, 1946-Jan. 5, 2009 Daniel Wylie Church of Coxheath passed away on Jan. 5, 2009, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; son, Randy (Tyra) and three very special grandchildren, Wylie, Makayla and Daniel; sister, Jayne Lane and niece Jenna; aunts, June Sanford and Lorraine Mitchell, Ontario; father and mother-in- law, James (Muriel) MacCormack; brothers-in-law, Nelson (Donette) MacCormack and Ross (Edna) MacCormack. Dan also leaves to mourn, Dorothy Lapierre and special friends, Charlie Bonaparte, Maria Sophecleous, Glen Walsh and Debbie MacVicar. Dan enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17, serving in Canada and overseas as a chef. After retiring from the Navy, he also worked for 15 years at the Halifax County Rehab Centre. Both Dan and Ruth retired to Cape Breton, where they enjoyed being together with family and friends. Dan especially enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, camping with Ruth and their grandchildren, cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs with Jim and most recently, their trips down south. Cremation has taken place. A service in memory of Dan will be held 2 p.m. January 10, 2009 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexander St., Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Palliative Care Unit (CBRH), the VON, or a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 1/5/2009

Cipak Mike Cipak Cape Breton Post 09/02/2009
It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our father, Mike Cipak, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Whitney Pier, April 20, 1925, he was the son of the late John Stanley and Nellie (Ruainska-Carberry) Cipak.A veteran of the Second World War, Mike finished his working career at Sydney Steel. He enjoyed sports; played hockey, baseball, darts and bowling. His biggest love was his family and his generosity and spirit of giving touched so many. Mike spent countless hours entertaining children with his magic shows, homemade rides, ice rinks and mini putt in the backyard.Mike was a strong member of the NDP party, Sydney Co-op, Whitney Credit Union, and Steel Centre Credit Union.He will be sadly missed by his family and all that had the pleasure of a him.Surviving are his three daughters, Michele (Brad) Skinner, Francine (Will) Naylor and Rhoda (Roger) Tubrett; four sons, Ronnie (Patsy), Mickey (Debbie), Steve (Ruth) and Buddy (Marilyn); two sisters, Mamie (Ray), Ontario, Frances, Colorado; and sister-in-law, Gladys Dawson. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by his wife and best friend of 60 years, Agnes Rita Dawson, brothers, Stephen and Joseph, both in infancy, twin brothers, John and Tony, sisters, Helen and Vicky.A private family service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home in the All Faith Chapel, with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier at a later date.Donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.Online condolences may be sent to info@pierfuneralhome.com. 2/6/2009

Clamp Bertha (Aitken) Clamp Cape Breton Post 03/09/2009
Bertha Clamp

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Bertha Elizabeth (Aitken) Clamp on September 1, 2009.
She was the daughter of the late Ashley and Stella (Clarke) Aitken.
Bertha is survived by her husband, Albert; two sons, Victor and Bruce; three daughters, Janet, Linda and Bonnie; two brothers, Walter and Percy and sister, Erma; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Murray in 2006; also by three brothers, Melville, Norris, Ivan and three sisters, Cora, Vernie and Elza.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held
at the Kingdom Hall, 786 Alexandra St. Sydney, NS, Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at 1 p.m. with internment to follow in Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Edgewater Drive, Howie Centre.
Online condolences may be made to our webpage at
www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
9/1/2009

Clancy Helen Jean (O'Neill) Clancy Cape Breton Post 04/07/2009
Helen ClancyHelen Jean (O'Neill) Clancy64, Mexico/Glace BayWe, the family of the late Jeanie Clancy regret to announce her untimely death at her home in Guadalupe, Mexico. Her life was cut short due to a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Lolly O'Neill. Jeanie is survived by a son Christopher (Sandra) and grandson Chris, brothers Joey and Jerry, sisters Patricia, Elaine, Frances and Mildred. Predeceased by brothers Jackie, Tommy and Billy and sister Mella. Cremation took place with burial at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Glace Bay. 7/4/2009
Date not indicated, used published.
Clare James 'Jim' Clare Cape Breton Post 12/09/2009
James 'Jim' Clare, Belleville

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Jim passed away peacefully at his home in Belleville, ON, on July 30, 2009, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Glace Bay to the late Ronald and Margaret (Steele) Clare.
Jim is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Grant; daughter, Tracey and four grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Joan, Ina, Clara, Carol and brothers, Roy, Wesley and Jack; sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by brothers, Ronald and Gordon.
A funeral service was held in Belleville, ON and the interment was held in Sackville, N.B. on August 8, 2009.
7/30/2009 Glace Bay
Clare Ronald Angus 'Bebe' Clare Cape Breton Post 10/02/2009
Ronald Angus Clare, 75, of West River passed away on Feb. 8, 2009, at the Moncton Hospital, with his family by his side. Ronald was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, N.S., on May 13, 1933, the son of the late Ronald Wesley and Christine (MacDonald) Clare. Ron served in the military until he retired in 1978. He then went to work at Fundy National Park for several years. He was a past president of the Lions Club. In his younger years he was an avid curler being a member of the Fundy Curling Club and also curling at various other clubs. Ron was an old car buff. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour and for his quick wit. He was always smiling. ‘Your gentle smile and generous heart will live with us forever.’ He will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley (Mercer) Clare; daughters, Sharon MacDonald (Jim), Moncton, and Ina Lynn Carter (Greg), Lower Cape; sons, Brian (Sandra), Fall River, N.S., and Ronald (Kathy), Riverview; his five grandchildren, Kelly, Christine, Jacquelynn, Eric and Mary; three great-grandchildren, Shantelle, Katie and Julia; two great-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Carly; sisters, Joan Clare and Ina Clare, both of Woodpoint, Clara Pegg (Allen), Upper Leitches Creek, N.S., and Carol Sullivan (Clinton), Berwick, N.S.; brothers, Roy (Madeline), Woodpoint, Wesley (Margaret), Cape Enrage, Jim (Linda), Bellville, Ont., and Jack (Anne), Calgary, Alta. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Margaret ‘Peggy’ (Steele) Clare. Honouring Ron’s own wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place at the Albert County Funeral Home, Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alex Mosher officiating. Interment will be held in Cape Breton in the spring. No flowers please. For those who wish, donations to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital-Palliative Care Unit or to the Henri Cormier Lodge would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, Hopewell Cape, N.B., 506-734-2780, www.albertcountyfh.com. Due to family allergies please refrain from wearing perfumes or scents to the service. 2/8/2009 Glace Bay 13/05/1933
Clark Rosemary (Murphy) Clark Cape Breton Post 08/07/2009
Rosemary Clark, Hammonds Plains

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosemary (Murphy) Clark announce her passing on July 5, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary ‘Sally’ (LeBlanc) Murphy.
Rosemary is survived by her loving husband, Lorne ‘Beans’ and their children, Jo-ann Fenton (Billy), Halifax, Jody (Kyla), Australia, Chris (Jovita), B.C.; seven grandchildren; sister, Jeanette MacDonald (Greg); brothers, Terry (Vina), and Jack; sisters-in-law, Oti and Lorrie and cousin Joyce MacKenzie.
She was predeceased by her brother, Lorne.
Rosemary adored her grandchildren and cherished her role as “Nanny”. She will be sadly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held on July 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. at T.K Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Health Cancer Care Program.
7/5/2009

Clarke Aubrey George Clarke Cape Breton Post 28/02/2009
Aubrey George Clarke Formerly of Catalone Gut, C.B. and Stellarton, N.S. A loving husband, father and grandpa; a proud Cape Bretoner and an avid gardener, Aubrey passed peacefully February 24, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital at age 81, with his wife, Kathryn at his side. He is now at rest with God. Aubrey was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Christine Clark, Stellarton and his foster parents, Robert and Helen MacDonald, Catalone Gut. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 and a half years, Kathryn (MacNevin); and children, James (Heather), Andrew (Jacqueline) and Heather. Grandfather to Kari and Darcy (James and Heather), and lovingly known as Grumpy to Kevin and Ryan (Heather and Don Barker). ‘Aub’ as he was known to neighbours and friends is survived by sisters, Marg, Nellie and Leona; brothers, Murray and Les. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Visitation will take place at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. West, from 7-9 p.m. on March 2, 2009. A ‘celebration of his life’ will be held March 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Aubrey’s name to the Salvation Army. “He will be forever in our hearts.” Condolences may be placed online at www.ridleyfuneralhome.com. 2/24/2009 24/02/2009
Clarke Charles D. ‘Bud’ Clarke Cape Breton Post 18/12/2009
Mr. Charles D. 'Bud' Clarke

Born in 13/01/1925 at Middle Cape , Nova Scotia , Canada

Mr. Charles D. ‘Bud’ Clarke, of Ashby, Mass., formerly of Waltham, Mass., died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was 84.
Bud was born in Middle River, C.B., Jan. 13, 1925, a son of the late Daniel A. and Catherine (MacRae) Clarke.
After finishing high school Bud earned his captain’s papers to navigate inland waters in and around Cape Breton and became a ferry boat captain at an early age. He and his wife, Dolly K. ‘Kaye’ (Budge) Clarke, a one-room schoolhouse teacher, were married Aug. 19, 1950, in St. Andrew’s Church, Neils Harbour. Bud and Kaye settled in New Campbellton, after having lived a short time in Cape Dauphin.
Bud is going to be remembered most for having spent more than 59 happy years with Kaye. They worked hard together and enjoyed life together . . . simple life shared by family, friends, card games and board games. Bud was known as the family Scrabble champion. Bud’s work as a ferry boat captain in Cape Breton came to an end when the government built the Route 105 causeway bridge connecting the islands separated by the inland waters. In 1961 Bud and Kaye moved the family to Waltham where he became a truck driver for Lopez Trucking of Waltham where he worked until his retirement 22 years ago. After that, the couple spent many memorable and enjoyable summers at their cottage in Ashby and winters in Melbourne, along Florida’s warm east coast.
In addition to his wife, Bud leaves his children, Alfred J. ‘A.J.’ Clarke and his wife, Sandy, James G. Clarke and his wife, Kathy, Debra J. Auld and her husband, James, and Charles D. ‘Boxer’ Clarke and his wife, Judi, all of Waltham; his grandchildren, Jimmy, Danielle, Jill, Cassie, Kara and Travis Clarke, Laura, Elizabeth, Patricia, Abby and Julie Auld and Meghan Martin and her husband, Chris; his great-grandchildren, Isobel, Margaret, Emma and Lilly; his sister, Margaret MacLean of Cape Dauphin; and many nieces and nephews.
Bud’s only brother, Flight Lieutenant Alfred J. Clarke, RCAF, died during the Second World War.
Family and friends will honor and remember Bud’s life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Rte. 20), Waltham, and again at 10 a.m. Monday morning in Newton Presbyterian Church, 75 Vernon St., Newton where his funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
To offer condolences online please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com.
12/16/2009 Middle River Jan. 13, 1925
Clarke Edith M Clarke Cape Breton Post 29/05/2009
Edith Clarkeat Grand Bank , Newfoundland , CanadaIt is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Edith May Clarke, age 89, former resident of Cleary Avenue, North Sydney, on Thursday May 28, 2009 at the Alderwood Guest Home in Baddeck.Born in Grand Bank, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Morgan and Bessie (Parsons) Trimm.Edie lived a long and full life. She traveled with family and friends and was a member of many clubs and organizations. She will be best remembered for meeting many people in North Sydney on her daily walks, her love of bingo and her passion for blueberry picking. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.Edie is survived by her children, Stan (Lynn) Clarke, Hamilton, Ruth Gardiner, Sydney Mines, Patrice Gillis (Claddie), Sydney Mines, Larry (Sandra) Clarke, Michael Clarke, both of North Sydney; her step-daughter Marion Poullen, Neil’s Harbour, and her step-son Artie Clarke, North Bay; her eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband Nelson, her son Nelson and sons-in-law Bucky Gardiner and John Gillis.Edie truly enjoyed and was very comfortable in her home at Alderwood, and the family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff for being her extended family and the excellent care shown to her during her time there.There will be no visitation by request. A private family burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations in Edie’s memory can be made to the Alderwood Recreation Fund, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be made to info@wjdooley.com. 5/28/2009

Clarke Harry M. Clarke Cape Breton Post 27/08/2009
Harry Clarke, North Sydney

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Harry M. Clarke, age 74, a resident of Brook Street, on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Harry and Veronica Clarke.
Harry worked in construction and was a member of the Pipefitters Union, Local #682.
He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Joanne (Wayne) Forrest and Verna (Brendon) Brewer, both of North Sydney; his three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Shannon (Kevin), Halifax, Tammy (Jeff), Sackville and Mason at home; his sisters, Leona (George) Smith, North Sydney, June (Jack) Williams, Ontario, Veronica (Harrol) Pearson, Oklahoma; his brothers, Bud Clarke, Rollie (Lynn) Clarke, both of North Sydney, Reg (Sherry) Clarke, Sackville and Ed (Pam) Clarke, Fall River and many nieces and nephews. Harry is also survived by his loving companion, Colleen and her two sons, Trevor (Sharon) Poulain, Windsor, N.S. and Sandy (Cecilia) Poulain and their children Kaitlyn and James, Halifax.
He was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Betty Clarke and Rose Mary Clarke and brother-in-law, Keith Fraser.
Visitation for Harry will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
8/25/2009 North Sydney
Clarke Irene (MacIntyre) Clarke Cape Breton Post 27/07/2009
Irene Clarke, Reserve Mines

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Irene Clarke, 74, of Reserve Mines passed away peacefully in the arms of her eldest daughter, Cathy on July 24, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Annie (Chipman) MacIntyre.
She was a member of Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines. Irene’s greatest accomplishment was being a mother to her children. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. She was a very kind and extremely generous lady. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing at Lingan and dancing. Irene enjoyed dressing up for any occasion and she was a wonderful entertainer who loved to tell stories and make others laugh. In her earlier years she was an active participant in the Rotary shows.
Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Wes; daughters, Cathy (Sheldon) Ribeiro, Ontario, Valerie Simpson, Florida, Faye (Gerald) Fiset, Montreal; son, Blair (Cheryl) Clarke, Vancouver; sister, Ruth MacSween, Sydney. Irene will also be missed by her grandchildren, Danielle and Grant Simpson, Isaac and Nicolle Ribeiro, Spencer and Mason Clarke; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
She was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Jean, brothers, Billy, Johnny, Buddy, David, Jimmy and infant brothers, Conrad and Donald.
By request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in Gordon United Church, Main Street, Reserve Mines, with Martha MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to Gordon United Church.
Online condolences may be forwarded to patten@seaside.ns.ca or www.mem.com.
7/24/2009 Sydney
Clarke Irene Clarke Cape Breton Post 25/07/2009
Irene Clarke

Born in 10/08/1934

We the family of the late Irene Faye Clarke regret to announce her passing, July 24, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Funeral arrangements to be published along with her full obituary in Monday’s edition of the Cape Breton Post.
7/24/2009 10/08/1934
Cleaves Paul Matthew Cape Breton Post 01/08/2009
Paul Matthew Cleaves

Cleaves, Paul Matthew: Halifax, 22 years young, suddenly passed away on July 29, 2009. Two pounds when he was born, Paul was a fighter for life. He grew up to be a strong, healthy, 5’10” man. He was predeceased by his father, Weldon David Cleaves and his grandmother, Florence MacDonald, Sydney, CB. Paul is survived by his loving mother and step-father, Florence Deborah (nee MacDonald) (Cleaves) Quilliam and Robert David Quilliam. He will also be remembered by his uncles, Gary MacDonald and Phillip MacDonald, his aunt and uncle, Maureen and Don MacKenzie, Sydney, CB, his cousins, Meghan, Rachel, Natalie, Blair, David, and Jason and family, as well as his partner, Liz Crocker and his best friend, Kaylee Smyth. By request, cremation has taken place under the care of JA Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (477.5601). There will be no visitation or service. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Paul’s family and words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com
7/29/2009

Clements Daniel F Clements Cape Breton Post 26/05/2009
Daniel Clements, SydneyWith deep emotions we announce the passing of our brother Dan on May 15, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Predeceased by his father, Aubrey Clements and sister, Audrey Clements.Survived by his mother, Effie Clements and brothers, Charlie and Nelson; nieces and nephews, Tanya and Troy, Mellisa and Paul; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Marina; uncles, Charlie and Nick; cousin, Lorna and close friend, Cathy.There will be no visitation. Burial service at a later date.“He travelled the worldfrom beginning to endand now his final journeywill begin.”Thanks to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.We only ask for your prayers. 5/15/2009

Clements Wayne Gwendolph Clements Cape Breton Post 22/08/2009
Wayne Clements, Dartmouth

Born in 23/09/1929 at ? , Nova Scotia , Canada

We regret to announce the passing of Wayne Gwendolph Clements at his residence in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. He was the son of Charles and Lily (Kennedy) Clements of Wadden's Cove. Retired from the R.C.A.F. in 1982 Wayne was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Helen, sister Vera, brothers Freeman, Ellsworth, John, Delbert and Marvin. Survived by sister Arlene (Dennis) MacKeigan, brother Lonnie (Sis), daughters Nancy, Sandra, Linda and Gail, sons Gordon (Karen), Gilbert, Alfred, Clifford and 13 grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at the Atalntic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at 6 p.m. Reception to follow. Online condolences may be sent to www.atlanticfuneralhome.com
8/19/2009 23/09/1929
Clipperton Jon William Clipperton Cape Breton Post 01/09/2009
Jon Clipperton, Mississauga

Clipperton, Jon William (1946-2009)
Following a long journey, Jon William Clipperton has passed peacefully on Aug. 30 to join in the “song.” Jon has left us with a true legacy of love, family and friendship. He leaves behind his best friend and life partner Marie (Reynolds) and his true gems, Deanne (Todd Smith) and Doni (Martha), who will carry on his love of life and the lessons he taught. The blessings of his life and a great source of pride are his grandchildren – Regan, Ciaryn, Nolan, Jaidyn, Madisyn and McKenzie, who continue to hold Popa’s hand and walk.
Predeceased by his parents, Graydon (1978) and Doris (1999) and father-in-law Reginald Reynolds (1987), Jon will be sadly missed by mother-in-law Anne Reynolds and his siblings Gary and Cathy of Streetsville, Ont., Rob and Peggi of Ottawa, Michael of Barrie, Ont., and Carol and John of Brampton, Ont. Also mourning Jon’s passing are Marie’s siblings, Edward and Patsy of Sudbury, Ont., Regina of Sydney, N.S., Debbie and Tom of Sydney, N.S., and Kelly and Orville of Halifax.
Nieces and nephews with loving memories of their special Uncle Jon are Kelly and Joseph, Kate, Kasey and Erin (and daughters Ariel and Eilis), Joshua, Drew, Maddie, Emma, Shawn, Neil, Ryan, Rhiannon, Meghan and David, Tara, Joel, Shannon, R.J., Olivia and Julia.
Jon and his family were privileged to have the support of special friends, family, colleagues and health care professionals who helped us on our journey. We would like to thank all of you for the part you played.
Jon was President of W.N. Atkinson Insurance Ltd., a member of Streetsville Lions Club and Streetsville United Church. A devoted Streetsville volunteer, Jon served as President/Chair of various professional and health care organizations, as well as being a key player in the development of the Vic Johnston Community Centre and the Streetsville Derbys hockey team. He was a long-time cottage resident at Balsam Lake.
Visitation will be take place at Lee Funeral Home 258 Queen St. South, Streetsville, Ont., on Sept. 1st from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Sept. 3rd at 11 a.m. at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. South, (905-826-1542).
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Alzheimer research through Baycrest – the Jon Clipperton Memorial Fund – 416-785-2875 or www.baycrest.org/donate, or the Alzheimer Society of Peel, or Canadian Diabetes Association, or Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.
8/30/2009 1946
Cloake Mary 'Fanny' (Roach) Cloake Cape Breton Post 28/11/2009
Mary 'Fanny' Cloake (Roach), New Waterford

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

With great sadness we are sorry to announce the passing of our wonderful mother, Mary Cloake on November 27, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Hubert J. and Frances ‘Fanny’ (Ruelland) Roach. Mary was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard and the New Waterford Pensioner’s Club. She also enjoyed bowling, dancing, and darts.
Mary is survived by her only daughter, Rose (Bunny), New Waterford; four sons, Joseph (Monika), New Brinswick, Peter (Marion), Sydney, Jimmy (Ann), Glace Bay, Stephen (Nancy), Ottawa; two brothers, Peter (Shirley) Roach, Dominion, Ledger Roach, Halifax; sister, Antoinette Murphy, New Waterford; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Basil Patrick Cloake in 1969, sisters Teresa Moore, Sarah Dobin, Madeleine MacDonald, Agnes MacIsaac, Louise Doucette; brothers Jimmy, Eugene, Francis ‘Frico’, Alexander and a brother Peter Louie in infancy.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A funeral mass to celebrate Mary’s life will take place Wednesday, December 2 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford with Father Paul MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Carmel Centre. All are welcome.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
11/27/2009 New Waterford
Cloutier Ida May (Horne) Cloutier Cape Breton Post 21/12/2009
Ida May Cloutier, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ida May Cloutier, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Cove Guest Home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Mac Donald) Horne.
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Bob) Cobourg, Ont. as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Paul, brothers, Henry and Donald, sisters, Christine, Ruby, Etta, Effie and Patricia.
Following her marriage she resided in Montreal until the early 1970s when she returned to Cape Breton. Ida was a very sociable person and enjoyed the many new friends she made over the past five years. We extend special thanks to the Cove Guest Home for their tender loving care.
A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Whent officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cove Building Fund.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/19/2009 Sydney
Coady Jennifer E Coady Cape Breton Post 13/05/2009
Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, P.E.I. May,12, 2009, surrounded by her loving family, of Jennifer Elizabeth Coady, age 27 years. Beloved special daughter of Joe and Pat (Redmond) Coady of Charlottetown, and much loved sister of Jason (Kim) Coady and Jonathan Coady of Charlottetown. Jennifer will also be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her grandmothers, Mary Coady of Charlottetown and Mary Elizabeth Redmond of Glace Bay, N.S.; her aunts and uncles, Cathy Bell of Charlottetown, Mike and Pauline Coady of Cornwall, P.E.I., Bernie and Brian Bugess of Dartmouth, N.S., Robbie and Darlene Redmond of Stewiacke, N.S. and Kelly Redmond of Glace Bay and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Eugene Coady of Charlottetown and Johnny Redmond of Glace Bay. Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home, Charlottetown (902-894-4321) until 9:45 a.m. Friday, then transferred to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m., with interment to follow in the family plot at The Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and if so desired memorials in Jennifer’s memory may be made to Queens County Local Recreation Program for children with disabilities or St. Pius X Church Building Fund. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca. 5/12/2009 Charlottetown, PEI 20/02/1982
Coakley Anne 'Anna' Marie Coakley Cape Breton Post 12/01/2009
71, Florence We the family of Anne Coakley regret to announce her passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. Born in North Sydney, Anne was the daughter of the late Stan and Grace (Lovell) Jesty. She is survived by Vern, her loving husband of 53 years; her sons, Leonard (Paula), Georges River, David (Donalda), Darrell (Denise) and Eric (Kelly), Florence; her daughters, Diane Brown (Jim), Amherst, and Colleen Mudie (Fred), Ontario; 10 grandchildren, Leonard, Kathryn, Chrissy, Ryan, Jessie, Paige, Eric, Bethany, Evan and Colby; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Lexy and Kaden; and her sister, Sheila (Ron MacDonald), Arizona. Anne was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard and Stan and sisters, Marilyn, Patsy and Norma. She was a member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence, and a former member of the parish CWL. Anne worked for many years as a caregiver before taking ill. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends but will always be remembered for her loving and caring ways and her wonderful humour. A private family viewing will be held at Francis Funeral Home Monday evening, Jan. 12, from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Reg Currie officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside General Hospital Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/9/2009 North Sydney Anne Marie Coakley (Jesty)Published Jan 10/09: Florence May 6, 1937-Jan. 9, 2009 We, the family of Anne Marie Coakley (Jesty) regret to announce her passing on Jan. 9, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Funeral arrangements will be under the care of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, and will be announced in Monday's Cape Breton Post.
Cochrane Martha Bridget Cochrane Cape Breton Post 24/12/2009
Martha Cochrane, Louisbourg

Born at Little Lorraine , Nova Scotia , Canada

Martha Bridget Cochrane, formerly of Louisbourg, passed away peacefully at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility on December 24, 2009.
Born in Little Lorraine, she was the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Campbell) Gallant. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Louisbourg and a member of the CWL and the altar society.
Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Cochrane; sisters, Sadie, Alice, Mamie, Rose, and Margaret; brothers, John, Robert, Mosie, Ignatius and Robert Leo.
She will be sadly missed by her nephew, John Burke; her neices, Margaret McGrath and Bridget McCann; also by her godchild, Calvin Thomas and numerous grandneices, grandnephews and extended friends and family.
Visitation will take place Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a Dieu. Funeral mass will be celebrated December 29 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Port Morien.
Online condolences my be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or mem.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
12/24/2009 Little Lorraine
Coffie Alex P Coffie Cape Breton Post 28/03/2009
Passed away at Toronto General Hospital, March 26, 2009, due to complications from diabetes. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ben and Claire Coffie. Alex served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Germany and was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by a brother, George in Toronto; a sister, Elizabeth Wyatt in the USA; many nieces and nephews, mostly in Sydney, N.S. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary “Minnie” Warner, Theresa Stables and Marcelene Coffie in infancy; brothers, Bennie, Daniel, Richard and Joseph. Cremation has taken place in Toronto. Services will be held at a later date in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of one”s choice. 3/26/2009 Sydney
Coffin Shirley Coffin Cape Breton Post 17/02/2009
Shirley(Davis) Coffin, 68 died February 16, 2009 in Bedford, Nova Scotia.Born in the Gaspésie, Québec, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Elizabeth (Dufresne) Davis.Shirley received her education at B.A. Dalhousie University,1989; B.Ed. Mount Saint Vincent University, 1991; M.Ed. Mount Saint Vincent University 1997 and M.Ed. Mount Saint Vincent University 2001. Shirley moved to Bathurst, N.B. in 1964 where she began her married life with her husband Bryce Coffin. This is where they raised their four daughters and made life-long friendships. In 1979, she moved to Nova Scotia with her family where she continued her post-secondary education. Shirley had a passion for teaching. She became a dedicated, caring and concerned educator. Besides her enthusiasm for learning, she had a passion for music, dance, song, literature, travel and the sun. She was respected and loved by her family, friends, co-workers and students. She spent her last days at home surrounded by her loving husband of 44 years and family. As Shirley often said, “Carpe Diem”, (Seize the day). Survived by husband, Bryce Coffin; daughters, Tina (Robert) Crowell, Shelley (Joe) Rudderham, Susan Coffin (Robert Kenney), Natalie (Bill) Muise and 11 grandchildren; also many cousins, aunts and uncles. To everyone who cared for Shirley in one capacity or another, to everyone who sent cards, phoned, made meals “Thank You/Merci Beaucoup”.Visitation will be held February 18, 2009, 7-9 p.m. at T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford, N.S. Funeral/memorial services, Feb 19, 2009, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Bedford, 10:30 a.m. Fr. Pat Cosgrove officiating. Interment will take place in the Spring 2009 in Gaspe, QuebecMemorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 2/16/2009

Cohen Edward Cohen Cape Breton Post 03/02/2009
86, Montreal/Glace Bay Edward Cohen, formerly of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Beloved son of the late George and the late Mary Cohen of Glace Bay. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Morris and Ida Cohen, Michael Gallaman. Predeceased by other siblings and their spouses, Manson (Nonnie), Philip and Dorthy, Toby Diane Cohen, Bella Cohen Gallaman. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and greatnephews. Leaving behind the dearest friendships of Rose Levi and Shirley Weingarten. Having served with the RCAF Air Crew overseas and 35 years with the Douglas Hospital, Edward made many lasting friendships, you all know who you are. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St., W., Monday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Beit Abraham Congregation Veterans Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, DDO Shiva private. Donations in his memory may be made to your favourite charity. 1/24/2009

Coleman Elvin MacKenzie 'Al' Coleman Cape Breton Post 03/10/2009
Elvin 'Al' Coleman

Born at Springhill , Nova Scotia , Canada

Elvin MacKenzie ‘Al’ Coleman, age 78, a resident of Georges River, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Springhill N.S., Al was the son of the late Daniel and Hanna (MacLeod) Coleman. Al served for 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was past Fire Chief of the Georges River Volunteer Fire Department and a life member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, North Sydney, a past Legion Zone Commander and also the past President of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association.
Al is survived by his sister Eleanor Mitchell of Moncton and his brother Clyde Coleman, Springhill and by his longtime friends Dan MacCormick, Clarence Dawe and Margie MacLeod.
He was predeceased by his wife Glenna (Debison) Coleman and by brothers Harmon, Donald, Blair, Murray and infant brother.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service as requested by Al.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent info@wjdooley.com.
10/2/2009 Springhill, NS
Colford Heather (MacDonald) Colford Cape Breton Post 20/11/2009
Heather MacDonald Colford

A committal service for Heather MacDonald Colford, who passed away on September 26, 2009, will be held at St. Johns Cemetery, Point Edward, on Saturday November 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Heather was the daughter of the late Betty Fraser MacDonald and Gordon MacDonald.

The Chronicle Herald
COLFORD (MacDonald), Heather
— Peacefully at the home of her sister Nancy on Saturday September 26, 2009, at the age of 53 years. Loving wife of Les; beloved daughter of Gordon and the late Betty MacDonald of Cape Breton. She will be fondly remembered by her stepson, Patrick and goddaughter, Shelby. Friends will be received at Farringdon Independent Church, 287 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Brantford, Ont. On Friday, October 2, from 2-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment of ashes will be held at a later date, St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Point Edward. Arrangement entrusted to Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 519-753-8655. Donations may be made in Heather's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Www.dennistoll.ca
9/26/2009
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Collier Donald Collier Cape Breton Post 13/02/2009
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Donald ‘Donnie’ Collier, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother Feb. 12, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late George and Annie (MacPhee) Collier. Donnie was employed for 25 years with the Woolco department store in Sydney River until his retirement. An Elder and faithful member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, he was a member of the church choir and charter member of the Mens Club, and was also a former scout leader. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Thelma (Riggs) Collier; one son, Ken (Thea) Collier, North Sydney; two daughters, Sandra (Roger) Gallant, Porters Lake, Judy (David) Horne, Dartmouth; his four grandchildren, Christopher (Danielle), Jeffrey, Theresa, Chantel; three great-grandchildren, Chantal, Brendan, Bentley; and one sister, Sheila (Charlie) Bashow, Timberlea. Visitation for Donnie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St Matthew Wesley United Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 2/12/2009 Sydney Mines
Colliins Agnes Maureen Colliins Cape Breton Post 20/04/2009
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Agnes Maureen Collins April 19, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family who she cherished and loved deeply. Maureen was born March 17, 1941 in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Geraldine (Nash) Connell. She graduated from Holy Angels Convent, Sydney, and later the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, North Sydney. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. Maureen is survived by her husband, Howard Collins; her three daughters, Mary Lynn, Carolyn and Colleen, all at home; her two sons, Howie Jr. (Rose), Westmount, Ian (Cathy), Coldbrook, N.S.; a stepson, Christopher (Giselle), British Columbia; one brother, Walter Connell, Sydney; five grandchildren, Holly, D.J., Amy, Kieran and Tristan. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 4/19/2009 Sydney 17/03/1941
Collinge Donald Roy Collinge Cape Breton Post 23/01/2009
Donald Roy CollingeIt is with deep regret we announce the passing of Donald Roy Collinge on Jan. 13, 2009, at the age 75, after many long months battling heart disease. He leaves behind his loving wife and companion, Barb Bryant; children, David (Linda Milligan), Gwen (Chris Dickell), Steven (Mary Collinge), Lisa Cukler, Paul, Gary (Theresa), Wayne and Kathryn; brother, Robert (Marion); sisters, Florence (Scotty), Gwen (Donald); grandchildren, Thane (Marcia), Brian, Kevin, Carla, Steven, Angela; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Kira and Wyatt; and five step-grandchildren who loved him. He will also be sadly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. 1/13/2009

Collins Angus D. Collins Cape Breton Post 30/07/2009
Angus Collins

Born in 25/06/1915 at South West Margaree , Nova Scotia , Canada

Angus D. Collins of Middletown, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Middletown, N.Y. He was 93.
He was born June 25, 1916, in South West Margaree, C.B. Angus married Mary Campbell on April 12, 1959.
He is survived by two sisters, Anne and Theresa, both of Ontario, Canada; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Angus was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Campbell Collins, two brothers and four sisters.
Visitation hours will take place today at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Avellino, Queens, N.Y.
Burial will follow in Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery.
www. applebee-mcphillips.com
7/28/2009 South West Margaree June 25, 1916
Collins James 'Bill' W Collins Cape Breton Post 12/05/2009
James William ‘Bill’ Collins, 70, of Chestnut Drive, Sydney, passed away at home May 9, 2009, with his loving family by his side. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Albert and Audrey (Warren) Collins. He worked at Kenmount Ford and Mac Maritime Trucking as a partsman. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Sampson); four daughters, Robbin Smith, Audrey (Pino) Smith and Debbie (Allan) Munro, all of Ontario and Carol Ann (Craig) Ashe, Sydney; six grandchildren, Adam Smith, Marco and Nolan Smith, Amanda Perry, Amiee and Amber Munro and one grandchild soon to arrive, due the end of May; one great-grandson, Cole Perry; one sister, Evelyn Collins, Sydney. He was preceded by his parents and his brother, Albert ‘Abbie’. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care, VON or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 5/9/2009 Sydney
Collins Margaret Collins Cape Breton Post 23/12/2009
Margaret Collins, Sydney Mines

Born in 18/02/1932 at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Margaret Joy Collins, 77, of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of biological mother, Violet Pyke and foster mother, Annie Joy.
She was a longtime member of the Salvation Army and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sydney Mines. Margaret loved to take care of the neighbour’s cats along with her faithful companion, her dog Scrappy.
Survived by two sons, Wayne (Kim) Collins, Ontario, William (Joanne) Collins, Sydney Mines; son-in-law, Lenny O’Toole; two sisters, Violet (Clyde) Kirby, Sydney Mines, Lorraine Rector; six grandchildren, Angel (Jim) Collins, Tia (Billy) Collins, Wayne Jr. Collins, Corey Collins, Lenny Jr. O’Toole, Lance O’Toole; five great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Scottie, Haley, Jessie, Kylie; one great great-grandson, Micah; stepgrandchildren, Breen, Lori, Heather, David, Krissi; great-stepgrandson, Riley; dear friends for many, many years, Georgina Foss and Mrs. Lamond.
Besides her mother, Violet Pyke and foster mother, Annie Joy, she was predeceased by brothers, Aubrey Fry, Stanley Fry, husband, Wilson Collins, daughter, Marlene (Collins) O’Toole.
Thank you 4 west nursing staff and both palliative and home service care givers.
Visitation will be held at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held from the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Brookside Cemetery.
Donations can be made to palliative care or the SPCA.
She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
Online condolences may be emailed to the family at fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/22/2009 Sydney Mines
Collins Mary Jeanette Collins Cape Breton Post 30/12/2009
Mary Jeanette Collins, New Waterford

Born in 01/10/1911 at Margaree Harbour , Nova Scotia , Canada

Mary Jeanette Collins, 98, passed away peacefully Dec. 29, 2009, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care with her daughter Marie by her side.
She was born Oct. 1, 1911, to the late Roderick and Mary (Maclellan) MacDonald of Margaree Harbour where she grew up as a child.
Jeanette was a dignified lady with many great qualities which were displayed in her day-to-day living. She had a deep faith and was a devout member of former St. Joseph’s Church, New Victoria, attending mass and prayer were very important to her daily routine. She was also a member of the Catholic Woman’s League. Jeanette was a graduate of Normal College, Truro. She began her teaching career in Margaree before moving to Victoria Mines to teach. She left teaching to raise her family of four. She later resumed her teaching career in Victoria Mines retiring in 1977, she was a dedicated and caring teacher. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Jeanette enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and chatting with her neighbours.
You were a role model and an inspiration to all of us. You will live in our hearts forever. Rest peacefully now with Da and Gerry.
She is survived by her daughters, Marie Collins, Sydney, and Joan and her husband Larry Shanahan, Victoria Mines; son, Jack, New Waterford and Ann Marie O’ Neill, Reserve Mines. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Shirley Collins, Calgary. She will be lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren whom she proudly watch grow into young adults, Joanne, Melissa, Jason, Tammie, Nicole, Angelina, Laura, Tamara, Matthew, Natasha and Angie. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack (1974), son, Gerry (1997), daughter-in-law, Adeline Collins (1997) her brother, Duncan and sister, Catherine.
We sincerely like to thank the Irish Cove Staff at Harbourstone for the kindness and care given to Ma for the last four years. You are special people.
Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Mclellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral service of remembrance will take place Saturday, Jan 2 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Interment will be at a later date, a luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the St. Leonard’s Parish Hall, 310 Convent St., New Waterford, all are welcome.
Your online condolences may be expressed directly to the Collins family at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
12/29/2009 01/10/1911 at Margaree Harbour
Columbus Michael Ralph Columbus Cape Breton Post 23/12/2009
Michael Ralph Columbus

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

The family of Michael Ralph Columbus is saddened to announce his sudden passing at the age of 66.
Mike was a native of New Waterford, N.S., a son of the late Hyman and Freda Columbus. He emigrated to Israel in 1974 and lived on Kibbutz Hamadia near Beit Shean.
He is survived by wife, Debbi; their three daughters, Ayala, Avital and Esti; his brother, Jack (Sharon) of Sydney; his sisters, Hinda (David) MacLean of Antigonish and Brenda (Kevin) Steiger of New Waterford; as well as nieces, Erin (Jason) Doyle and Lauren Columbus, Deanna (Mark Coombs) Steiger and nephews, Shaun (Melanie) MacLean, Damien (Amber Leahy) Steiger and Jeffrey (fiancee, Jody Murphy) Columbus.
Mike was active in community affairs as a young man in New Waterford, managed Hamburg’s Dry Goods and later Mike’s Clothing. He also worked at Schwartz of New Waterford for many years. He was a member of the Congregation Sons of Israel, Masonic Temple and a life member of the American Trapshooting Association.
He rose to the rank of sergeant-major in the Israel Defence Forces and was a member of Border Police.
A funeral service was held in Israel on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
12/23/2009 New Waterford Date of death not noted, used published
Connell Alexander Forrest (Sandy) Connell Cape Breton Post 29/12/2009
Alexander Forrest (Sandy) Connell, Glace Bay

Born at New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Sandy, a wonderful husband, brother, uncle and friend on Dec. 23, 2009.
Sandy was born in New Glasgow, a son of the late H.O. and Christena (MacKinnon) Connell.
Sandy lived most of his life in Pugwash returning to his wife’s hometown about 15 years ago. Sandy was a veteran of the Second War, serving overseas with the Air Force for three years in England (London Blitz). He was a member of Branch 60 Royal Canadian Legion, Pugwash. Sandy worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Waltham Piers Trucking and at the Windsor Salt Mine as watchman from where he retired. Sandy enjoyed the Highland Games, hunting and fishing, travelling, gardening, reading, farming and horses; and especially, spending time with family and friends.
Sandy leaves to mourn, his wife and best friend, Theresa (MacDonald); sister, Peggy (late Ivan) Shortlive, Truro; brother, Edwin (Lala) Connell, Florida; sister-in-law, Lillian Connell, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his constant companion, his dog Meagan.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Jack Connell.
Sandy’s wish was to have his body donated to Dalhousie University. A mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pugwash.
Condolences may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/23/2009 New Glasgow
Connolly Elizabeth A Connolly Cape Breton Post 19/03/2009
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth Ann Connolly, 84, resident of Cleary Avenue, North Sydney, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, March 16, 2009, in Oshawa, Ont., while visiting with her family. Born in Port aux Basques, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Chant) Richards. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband, James E. Connolly; and her children, Shirley (Willard) Keeping, Albert (Leanne) Connolly, Brantford, Jim (Lindalea) Connolly, North Sydney, Bridget (Eric) Roesler, Pembrooke, Ont., Yvonne (Robert) Clissold, Oshawa, Joe (Diane) Connolly, Brantford, and Jason (Nadine) Connolly, Sydney Mines; one brother, Morgan (Doris) Richards, Cambridge, Ont., also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Josephine, three brothers, Joe Richards, Jim Richards and Edward Richards, three sisters, Jessie Richards, Alfreda Richards, Beth Richards, a granddaughter, Jennifer Keeping. Visitation for Elizabeth will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service to be held 2 p.m., Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 3/16/2009 Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Connors Annie Rodina (MacMullin) Connors Cape Breton Post 05/10/2009
Annie Rodina Connors, New Waterfprd

Born in 07/10/1917 at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

Annie Rodina Connors
91, New Waterford

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Rodina Connors, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, Oct. 7, 1917, Rodina was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie (McMullin) MacMullin.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her whole life to taking care of her family. Rodina was a member of the parish of Mount Carmel. She was a great lady who will be so missed. Ma loved playing bingo and a good game of cards. She also spent numerous hours knitting slippers which she would donate to worthy causes or give to friends. She loved spending her evenings listening to and singing along with Daniel O’Donnell. She particularly loved every Sunday afternoon when her family and friends would gather at her home for good conversations and lots of great laughs.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Euline, Judy (Joe), Fred (Anita) and Lorne. She was fondly known as ‘Nannie Goat’ to her five precious grandchildren, Wanda, Shauna (Dale), Trevor (Mira), Freddy (Marcie), Judi (Freddie) Hutchison and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Katie Muise, Effie Duggan, Peggy Brescia and a brother, Frankie.
Besides her parents, Rodina was predeceased by her husband, Fred Connors, brother, Roddie and sisters, Katherine and Mary.
At Ma’s request, 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. The funeral Mass for Rodina, officiated by Fr. Doug MacDonald will be Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue, New Waterford. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. All are invited to a reception at the Carmel Centre.
In memory of Rodina, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences to the Connors family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Ma, ‘To the world you were just somebody, but to us, you were the world.’
10/3/2009 New Waterford on Oct 7, 1917
CONWAY-TREFRY Loretta T. (Jessome) CONWAY-TREFRY The Chronicle Herald 21/07/2009
CONWAY-TREFRY (Jessome), Loretta T.

— 80, passed away suddenly, in Melville Lodge, Halifax, on July 21, 2009. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Margaret and Charles Jessome. She was predeceased by first husband, Donald Ralph Trefry; second husband, James Patrick Conway; sister, Louise Arsenault (British Columbia); brother, Percy Jessome (Florence, Cape Breton). Loretta worked for many years as a short order cook for Camille's Fish and Chips retiring in the 70's. She loved to read and do puzzles, and was a lover of her cats. She is survived by her son, Victor James Trefry (Astrid); granddaughters, Anita and Susan Trefry; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Interment will be in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. She will be missed by all and now will be in the hands of God.
7/21/2009 North Sydney
Cook Barry Joseph ‘Jack' Cook Cape Breton Post 02/11/2009
Barry Joseph ‘Jack' Cook, Sydney

Born at Mira Road , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we the family are deeply saddened and regret to announce the sudden passing of Barry on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Barry was formerly of Mira Road, and the son of the late Cyril and Jenny (MacNeil) Cook.
Barry was a kind and loving person to all that knew him, he loved his family especially his children and grandchildren, who he was extremely proud of. Barry was a loving father, brother and a great friend to everyone.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Jennifer) Cook, Fall River; daughter, Jennifer (Jamie), Sydney; grandson, Phoenix; granddaughter, Ciara; sisters, Darlene (Bill) Heron, Paris, Ont., Wendy, North Sydney; brothers, Danny (Mila), Toronto, Ont., Elden, Brantford, Ont.; and Jackie Kennedy, the mother of his children. He is also survived by his aunt, Mary MacNeil, Glace Bay, and aunt, Rita Gooch, Stratford, Ont.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends as well as his special friend, Mona Ford.
Besides his parents Barry was predeceased by a sister and four brothers in infancy and brother-in-law, John Lyle.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3 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 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Immaculate Heart Church, Mira Road, with Fr. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Reception to follow at Chant’s Funeral Home. Burial to follow at later date.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low, remember the love we once shared, miss me, but let me go.”
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
10/30/2009 Mira Road
Cook Genevieve Cook Cape Breton Post 10/03/2009
Genevieve Cook passed away peacefully Monday, March 9, 2009, at The Moncton Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Sydney, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Dixon) MacIntosh. A caring, fun loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be sadly missed by her children, Jan (Camille) Gallant, Shediac, John (Diane), Duane and Jennifer (Jim) Roberts of the Moncton area; nine grandchildren, Jonathon, Jasmine, Scarlette, Frankie, Michael, Joey, Jenika, Jakob, Jayden; and two great-grandsons, Dre and Liam. Sisters, Doris Gavey, Yarmouth, Eileen (Tony) Capobianco, Massachusetts, Vivian Winsor, Truro, and Ann (Jim) MacIntosh, River Denys; brothers, Charles MacIntosh, Summerside, and Frank (Dorothy) MacIntosh, Yarmouth. Besides her parents, Genny has been reunited with her husband, Jack, son, James, brother, Edward, grandson, Jordan and sister-in-law, Beryle upon completion of her earthly journey. Memorial service will be held from the Chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home March 12 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the Garden View Reception Room. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. Remembrances in Genevieve’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or New Brunswick Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, 506-852-3530. The family would like to thank, Cammy LeBlanc, Laura Smith and Sue Lafrance for their Friendship and Support over the years. A book of condolences may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca. 3/9/2009 Sydney
Cooke John 'Jackie' Cooke Cape Breton Post 02/03/2009
We regret to announce the passing of Jackie Cooke, 74, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Francis and Lillian (Steele) Cooke.He was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines.Jackie worked in coal mines in Grand Cache, Alta., and Cape Breton until he retired in 1997.He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Thelma Jane (Halliday) Cooke; his daughter, Ian; son, Gerald (Helen); and a sister, Linda (Jackie) Hurd. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cheyenne and Kelly; and his great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Madison.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Leo.There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. The burial will be held at a later date.Online condolences may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 2/28/2009

Cooney Theresa E. (Neville) Cooney Cape Breton Post 22/10/2009
Theresa (Neville) Cooney

Theresa E. (Neville) Cooney of Everett, MA, formerly of Sydney, N.S., passed away October 19, 2009 at 78 years in Massachusetts.
Beloved wife of the late John A. Cooney Sr.
Loving mother of John A. Cooney Jr. and his wife, Susan of Everett. Loving sisters of Stella Keeping, Sydney, N.S. Cherished grandmother of Ryan Patrick Cooney and Brendan Michael Cooney. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols St., Everett/Chelsea line on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
In Theresa’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 10701.
A guest book can be signed at http://www.jfwardfuneralhom.ca.
10/19/2009

Copley Beverly Copley Cape Breton Post 05/06/2009
Beverly Copley, KitchenerPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 64.Beloved wife of Samuel Copley for 44 years. Loving mother of Carol Ann (Albert) and Brenda Bode (Duane) all of Kitchener. Grandmother to Tifini and Nicola. Dear sister of Wesley Miller (Clare) of Ottawa. Beverly will be missed by her nephews, David and Gary (Tamara) and aunts, Jean McCall of Trenton and Edith Dayton (Frank) of Victoria, B.C. and her uncle, Edison Miller (Lee) of Mira, Cape Breton. Dear sister-in-law of Edna Copley. She will also be missed by her cousins and good friends.Predeceased by her parents, James and Bessie Miller and brother, James Miller (2004).Beverly’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 and on Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the International Gospel Centre. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at the International Gospel Centre, 35 Charles St. E., Kitchener, Rev. Mark Kirkey and Rev. Mark Emmerson officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery followed by a reception.As expressions of sympathy, donations to International Gospel Centre, Building Fund would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).Visit www.henrywalser.com for Beverly’s memorial. 6/3/2009

Copley Gertrude Frances Copley Cape Breton Post 31/01/2009
79, New Waterford Gertrude Frances 'Gertie' Copley passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2009, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late James Hughie and Margaret (Dunn) Coady. Gertie met Paddy, they married and settled in New Waterford. At one time she was an employee at the Maple Hill Manor, which she enjoyed. They had no family of their own but knew what children liked very well. Her door was always open and she welcomed you with open arms and a big smile. She enjoyed company, card games, bingo, dances, telling stories and jokes. She lived the last years at the Maple Hill Manor where she was well cared for. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Paddy; sister, Mary (Michael) Stewart, Southwest Margaree; and brother Johnny, Margaree Forks; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews, as well as great-grandnieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her brother, Joseph in infancy, niece, Camilla and nephew, Alex. Visitation for Gertie will take place at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a funeral mass to celebrate Gertie's life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael's Church with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. A luncheon will follow at the KOC, 3236 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, and all are invited. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in Gertie's memory can be made to the Maple Hill Manor. To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/30/2009 Inverness
Copley Patrick 'Paddy' W Copley Cape Breton Post 09/02/2009
Patrick W (Paddy) Copley passed away on Feb. 8, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Born in Inverness, he was the son of the late Isaac and Catherine (MacKinnon) Copley.Paddy met his late wife, Gertie, they married and settled in New Waterford, where he worked as a miner in No. 16, No. 12 and Lingan collieries until his retirement. Paddy enjoyed company, telling stories, jokes, cards, bingo, walking, dances and eating. He also prompted at the dances for years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.He is survived by his brother-in-law, Johnny Coady; and sister-in-law, Mary (Michael) Stewart; several nieces and nephews.Paddy was the last surviving member of his family, and besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Frances (Coady) Copley, sisters, Minnie (Joe) MacInnis and Katie (Jimmy) Smith, brothers, George (Elizabeth), Edward and John.Visitation for Paddy will take place Tuesday, Feb. 10 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 Paddy’s life will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. in the parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan, with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. A luncheon will follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, all are invited.Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 2/8/2009

CORBETT Mary Alethia (Adams) CORBETT The Chronicle Herald 16/10/2009
CORBETT, Mary Alethia

— 68, East Village, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Evelyn (Bird) Adams. Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church and was proud to have her brother Steve Adams as her pastor. She has many family members and friends who will miss her deeply. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; children, Wendy (Tony) Rushton, Truro; Wayne, East Village; Tom, East Village; Lisa (Larry), Debert; Stacy (Greg), Brentwood. Her children felt very privileged to call her "Mom." She is also survived by her pride and joys, her grandchildren, Melissa (Dave), Chris (Shellee), Amanda, Spencer, MacKenzie and Jenna, and great-grandchildren Tara and Aiden. Also surviving are sister, Iris Peppard, and brothers, Keith (Peggy), Curtis (Marilyn), John (Colleen), Steve (Florence) and Kevin. She was predeceased by her brother, Aubrey; sister, Shirley in infancy, and brother-in-law, Doug Peppard. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service to be held Wednesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. both in Faith Baptist Church. Reception to follow and burial later in the day. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Canadian Cancer Society.
10/16/2009 Cape Breton
Cormier Joseph F Cormier Cape Breton Post 14/03/2009
Joseph Fabien Cormier, 90 of Margaree, %died March 11, 2009 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Margaree, he was a son of the late John and Mary Ann (Deveaux) Cormier. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Margaree. He is survived by his wife, Annie Rose (Doucet) Cormier; three sons, Leonel (Beatrice), Margaree, Bernie, Dartmouth, Clarence (Paula), Margaree; five daughters, Pauline Dunn, Margaree Forks, Germaine (Alphonse) Cormier, Huntsville, Ont., Delina (Mark) Siddall, Mississauga, Ont., Lorraine, Margaree and Yvonne (Russ) Harris, Ingersoll, Ont.; one brother, Henry Cormier, Inverness; one sister, Rebecca Gallagher, Inverness; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Annie Mae LeBlanc (1966); two sons, Marcel Cormier (1981), Armand Cormier (2004) and two sons in infancy; three brothers, Hubert, Mose, Leo Paul; four sisters, Lucy Vadenburghe, Theresa Schoen, Catherine and Emma. Visitation will be held at the family residence, 1298 Margaree, East Margaree from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Margaree March 16 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of N.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. 3/11/2009 Margaree
Costie Edward 'Wayne' Costie Cape Breton Post 05/08/2009
Edward 'Wayne' Costie, Bedford

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada


Edward ‘Wayne’ Costie, 61, of Bedford, formerly of Westmount, Cape Breton passed away suddenly on Aug. 3, 2009.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Edward Costie and Elizabeth (Hall) Costie. Wayne worked for Sydney Steel Corporation up until his retirement in 1999. Wayne had too many friends to mention and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and also by his camping buddies at Evangeline Campground, as well as Sophie, his faithful pet.
Left to mourn are his loving wife and best friend, Dianne (Moores), Bedford; daughter, Wanda (Robin) McKenna, Tantallon; son, Tony (Mary Lynne) Costie, Carbonear, N.L.; Papa’s special boy, Zachery and special girl, Brooklyn; his mother, Elizabeth, Halifax; brother, Stephen; sister, Linda, both of Halifax.
Besides his father, Wayne was predeceased by sisters, Sharon and Marilyn.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. from Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Burial will be held at a later date.
Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made directly to the family via e-mail at wandamckenna@gmail.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, B3L 2B3.
Cards of sympathy for the family may be sent to the above address.
8/3/2009 Sydney
Costie Elizabeth 'Betty' (Hall) Costie Cape Breton Post 02/10/2009
Elizabeth 'Betty' Costie, Halifax

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at home.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary (Bagnell) Hall.
Betty is survived by her son, Stephen, Halifax; daughter, Lynda Costie, Halifax; brothers, Jack Hall, Sydney, Nick Hall, Brantford, Ont.; sisters, Alice Penticost, Sydney, Mary Campbell, Comox B.C.; grandchildren, Wanda McKenna, Halifax, Tony Costie, Halifax, Shauna Brennan, Colleen Sullivan, Cheryl Baily and Michael Sullivan, all of Ottawa; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth was predeceased by husband, Edward, son, Wayne, daughters, Marilyn Sullivan and Sharon Costie and eight brothers and sisters.
Cremation took place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial mass to be held at Holy Rosary Church in Westmount, Cape Breton, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m.
Elizabeth will be missed by many people especially her son, Stephen who helped care for Elizabeth through her final days.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
9/26/2009 Sydney
Cottenden Murray Cottenden Cape Breton Post 17/04/2009
Murray Cottenden, 88 of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, March 14, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late James and Lexie Cottenden. Murray married Mary Evelyn Hayes. Prior to the Second World War he was employed in the Springhill Cumberland County coal mining industry. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed overseas during the Second World War. During an air raid his plane was shot down over Europe and he was a prisoner of war for about three years. He returned to Canada following the end of the war and continued to be employed in the Springhill Cumberland County coal mining industry. He volunteered for various organizations and was a tireless worker and blood donor for the Red Cross for many years. In January 1959, following the closing of the coal mines in Springhill, Murray and his family moved to Sydney, N.S., where he continued working in the coal mining industry. He also spent a few years in the City of Halifax employed in the coal mining industry and subsequently returned to Sydney, N.S., where he continued to be employed in coal mining. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, David (Anne) of Bridgetown, N.S. and his son, Bruce (Valerie) of Dartmouth, N.S.; as well as four grandchildren, Eranie (Joel), Ingrid (Shane), Jamie (Annette) and Jennifer Lee (Mark); plus four great-grandchildren, Amber, Heimdall, Anna and Gabriel; brother, Harry (Deed). He was predeceased by an infant son, Carson and his parents, James and Lexie Cottenden. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. 3/14/2009 Springhill
Courtney Jessie Mae Courtney Cape Breton Post 13/01/2009
Jessie Mae Courtney84, North Sydney It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Jessie Mae Courtney, age 84, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, and formerly of Forman Street, on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the guest home. Born in Rose Blanche, Jessie was the daughter of the late James and Rose (MacDonald) Brown. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Northside Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. Jessie was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and a member of the ACW. Jessie is survived by her son, Brent (Vera) Courtney, North Sydney; and a daughter, Frances Chisholm, Dartmouth; seven grandchildren, Trena, Lee Scott, Angela, Ricky, Lisa, Erica and Lindsay and nine great-grandchildren, Troy, Max, Sam, Maggie, Courtney, Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Cory and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Courtney, a daughter, Alma Kent, two sisters, Hanna and Ellen and a brother, John. Visitation for Jessie will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 1/11/2009 Rose Blanche
Covin Evangeline Covin (Sr.) Cape Breton Post 26/11/2009
Sr. Évangéline Covin, Moncton

Born in 22/10/1922 at West Arichat , Nova Scotia , Canada

Sister Évangéline Covin, in religion, Sr. Claude-Maria, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at the Vice-Provincial House in Moncton, at the age of 87. She was in the 65th year of her religious profession.
Born Oct. 22, 1922, in West-Arichat, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Peter Covin and the late Emilie Fougère.
Besides her religious family, she is survived by one brother, Rudolphe of West-Arichat; three sisters, Priscille, Montreal, Vi, West-Arichat, and Lottie, Sydney, N.S., as well as several nephews and nieces.
Sister Évangéline spent the greater part of her life as a cook, and a good one for that, serving her Sisters in community as well as the personnel and the sick in hospitals. She worked in Cheticamp, Arichat and Sydney in N.S., and in Dalhousie and Charlo in N.B.
The remains will be resting at 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the chapel at 553 Elmwood Dr., Friday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home, Moncton 506-858-1900.
www.frenettefuneralhome.com
11/24/2009 Oct. 22, 1922 in West-Archiat
Cox Margaret 'Marggy' Cox Cape Breton Post 25/03/2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great lady, Marggy Cox in her 82nd year at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility. Marggy worked at Woolco for many years and retired just before the name was changed to Walmart. She was a well liked person who seemed to get along with almost everyone with whom she came in contact. She will be remembered for her love of music, dancing and especially her family — her greatest love. She loved the times she spent with all of her 10 brothers and sisters; especially Sara who was her best friend. Marggy leaves behind her three children, whom she loved dearly, Billy Alberta, Michele, New Brunswick and Donald, Sydney, N.S. She is also survived by her sister, Sara and two grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew, both of Alberta, whom she loved very much. She was predeceased by brothers, Fr. Neil, John, Al, Donald, Gordie; sisters, Nora, Mary, Veronica and Gladys. Marggy will be missed by all the friends she made while living in Harbourstone Enhanced Care, where she was given the greatest care in the last years of her life. We would like to thank all the great nurses and LPNs of Miner’s Lane for all the great care and kindness that you have shown mom; she thought the world of you all. We know she’s dancing up a storm with that big smile and the big bellowing laugh that we all loved and cherished. “We love you mom, you will be in our thoughts the rest of our days.” There will be no visitation/graveside service as per mom’s request. She wanted everyone to remember her at a party, which will be held at a later date. 3/23/2009 11/07/1927 at Sydney
Cox Mildred Cox Cape Breton Post 08/04/2009
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mildred Sharon Cox, 92, a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, April 6, 2009. Born in Sydney, a long time resident of Rockdale Ave., she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha (Bayer) Cox. Mildred was retired from Atlantic Spring/Machine where she was employed as an office administrator. Mildred took an active interest in the MacGillivray Guest Home community. She was instrumental in the development and adoption of The Residents Bill of Rights and made many other contributions as co-chair of the residents committee. She will be remembered for her kind and gracious manner, along with her fondness of animals. She will be dearly missed by her Tutty great-nieces and nephews, Sandra (Glenn) MacDougall, Lower Sackville, Parker (Trish) Tutty, Ottawa, Jayne (Ted) Connolly, Toronto and George Tutty, Sydney, as well as her nieces and nephews, Susan (Joey) Power, Phillip (Beverly) Cox, Bobby (Ann Louise) Cox, Sharon (Lawrence) Jellow, Myrna Cox, Patricia Murphy and Barry White; many other great-nieces and nephews and her close friends at the MacGillivray Guest Home Mildred was the last member of her immediate family being predeceased by her sisters, Edna Tutty, Leila White, Katherine Murphy and Georgina MacSween and brothers, Allie and Ralph. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11 a.m., with Rev. Michael Rankin officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home or the SPCA. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/6/2009 Sydney
Crane Doris (Goss) Crane Cape Breton Post 19/08/2009
Doris Crane, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

We, the family of Doris Crane, 68, of Loyola Crescent, Sydney, announce her passing on Monday, August 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Doris passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Sinyard) Goss.
The time Doris spent watching her grandchildren perform their various sports and drama presentations was very special to her. She always looked forward to hearing from her grandchildren living in the United States and learning about their accomplishments. The frequent phone calls from her girls brought joy to her heart and a smile to her face.
Surviving are her loving husband, John, her friend, constant companion, and loving caregiver; daughters, Donna (Kevin) Moreshead-Wilson, Janice (Shawn) Moreshead-Kelly, Sandra (Darryl) Moreshead-Balmas and Lisa (Darrell) Moreshead-Rogers; stepchildren, Bonnie (James) Marjetti, Andrew Crane and Steve (Gail) Crane; sisters, Georgina (Fred) Moore, Shirley Deschaump and Barbara Burleigh; brothers, Redmond (Paulette) and Hayward (Enid); grandchildren, Keegan and Noah Kelly, Connor and Katie Rogers and Leisha and Matthew Crane; mother-in-law, Evelyn Moreshead.
Doris was predeceased by her sisters, Frances, Ann, Louise, Irene and Susan and brothers, Cecil, Gordon, Stewart, Jack and Bill.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday 10 a.m., with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/17/2009 Sydney
Crane Stanley Crane Cape Breton Post 20/04/2009
On April 17, 2009, the family and friends of Stanley Crane were deeply saddened by his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Yet our hearts are lightened, as he has found peace after suffering much illness and pain due to cancer. Stan was a native of Sydney, the son of the late Arthur and Mary Ann (MacKinnon) Crane, Victoria Road. He leaves to mourn two brothers, Bill (Mary), Island View, and Rod (Loretta), Sydney; son, B.J., Sydney as well as life-long friend, Faye Pretty, Boston, Mass. Stan is also survived by several nieces and nephews, their families and numerous relatives ad friends. Besides his parents and many aunts and uncles, Stan was predeceased by his only sister, Mary (the late Lorne Glessing), four brothers, Arthur, Joseph, Michael and Kenneth. At Stan’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. There will be a reception to follow at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. God has called you Home, We’ll miss you, that is true, But your suffering has ended forever, And our hearts, though lonely, rejoice for you. Some day, according to God’s word, We, too, will answer His call, Oh, what a gathering there will be, When our families reuinte, one and all. 4/17/2009

Crawley Cyril Crawley Cape Breton Post 27/02/2009
On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, Cyril Patrick Crawley was called to take his place in Heaven. Cyril passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.He was the son of the late Patrick and Bride (Brophy) Crawley. He was a devoted member of St. Nicholas and Holy Redeemer parishes, Whitney Pier. In his younger days, Cy loved fishing and hunting and was one of the founders of the Whitney Pier Fish and Game Association. He was an avid reader. Cy was well known throughout Cape Breton Island in the auto paint industry. During his lifetime, he worked at Maritime Leathers, Scotia Distributors and Sydney Auto Parts where he retired from in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Jean Gillis; three sons, John (Angelina); Allan (Janice) and Randy (Cathy), all of Sydney; three sisters, Maime (Teddy) Libby, Mira; Germain Makaranko, North Bay, Ont., Patricia Crawley, Sydney; two brothers, Ron, Sydney and Terry, Mira; two grandsons, Shaun (Jessica), Haliburton, Ont.; David, Sydney and granddaughter, Meggan, Sydney. He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Bill. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow at St. Nicholas Hall on Gatacre Street, Whitney Pier. Cy’s family would like to thank all those who helped in any way. Donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com. 2/25/2009

Creaser Amelia 'Millie' (Tucker) Creaser Cape Breton Post 17/10/2009
Amelia 'Millie' Creaser, Louisbourg

Born at Louisbourg , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret that we, the family, announce the passing of Millie Creaser on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at the MacGillivary Guest Home.
Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Amelia (O’Keefe) Tucker.
Millie was a member of Stella Maris parish, Louisbourg and a C.W.L. member.
She was employed at National Sea Products for approximately 20 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was a great cat lover.
After the death of their husbands, she and her sister, Ethel lived together for over 20 years.
Millie is survived by a sister, Betty (Tucker) Gallagher, Quebec; niece, Sheila Pearl, Louisbourg and nephew, Brian (Nikki) Gallagher, Quebec.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Garnet Creaser; sisters, Ethel (Tucker) Jessome, Helen (O’Toole) Pearl, Margaret (O’Toole) MacDonald and Joan (O’Toole) Campagna.
We wish to express a special thanks to all the home-care workers who helped Millie in the year prior to entering the guest home. We would also like to thank the staff of the MacGillivary Guest Home for their wonderful care and compassion while she was a resident.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, only from 2-4 p.m., at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg.
Funeral mass will take place 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at Stella Maris Church with Fr. Patrick O’Neil officiating. Interment to take place in Stella Maris Church Cemetery, Clarks Road. Reception to follow in church basement.
Donations in memory of Millie can be made to the Stella Maris Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction…
10/15/2009 Louisbourg
Crowell Earl Crowell Cape Breton Post 10/09/2009
Earl Crowell

It is with sadness we wish to announce the passing of Earl Gordon Crowell, 87 of Cornerbrook, NL.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Hattie Crowell.
He served overseas in the RCAF during the Second World War. He worked many years with Employment Insurance.
Earl is survived by his wife of 56 years, Isabelle (Gillam); son, Tom (Adele), Halifax and John (Pat), St. John’s, NL; grandchildren, Amelia, Julia, Andrew and Stephen; brothers, Donald (Joyce), Halifax, George (Jean), Glace Bay; sisters, Vivian Morris, Sydney, Shirley (Ray McNabb), Sydney and Beth (Bill Noseworthy), Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by a brother, Roy; sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Audrey Cziboor.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in Cornerbrook, NL.
9/10/2009 Glace Bay Date of death not indicated, used published
Cummings Nora Faye (Srickland) Cummings Cape Breton Post 14/07/2009
Nora Cummings, Fredricton

Born in 27/07/1913 at Burgeo , Newfoundland , Canada

Nora Faye (Strickland) Cummings passed away suddenly at the York Manor apartments, Fredericton on July 12, 2009.
Born in Burgeo, NL, July 27, 1913, daughter of the late James and Eva (Anderson) Strickland.
Survived by her son, Alex Cummings, New Maryland and brother, Hubert Strickland, Burgeo; grandchildren, Cathy (Gary) Baker, New Maryland, Brian Cummings, Brockville, Heather (Michael) DeLorey, Boston; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Alex Edward Cummings; sisters, Marjorie, Millie, Doreen, Elsie; brothers, John, Victor, Joseph.
She lived most of her life in Sydney, N.S., but spent the last several years in Fredericton.
There will be no visitation by request. A private family service will take place at a later date.
Memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
McAdam’s Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Www.mcadamsfh.com
7/12/2009 Burgeo, NL on July 27, 1913
Cunningham Annie M Cunningham Cape Breton Post 04/03/2009
Annie Mae Cunningham, of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, peacefully left us on Monday, March 2, 2009. Born 72 years ago, she was the only child of the late Dan Norman and Emma MacKeigan of Mira Road. Annie Mae leaves behind her loving husband of 45 years, Robert W Cunningham; two sons, Robert Norman, Halifax and Darryl Mader (Claudia), Sydney, as well as a very large circle of family and friends. Annie Mae loved her home in Mira, being creative while knitting or crafting, enjoying her gardening and being surrounded by her “four legged” friends. Visitation at Sydney Memorial Chapel will take place on Thursday, March 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service is planned. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca 3/2/2009

Curnock Donald Anthony Curnock Cape Breton Post 26/11/2009
Donald Curnock, North Sydney

With heartfelt sorrow and great sadness we regret to announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather, Donald Anthony Curnock, age 74, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Donald passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling lung cancer.
Our memory of him will be forever imprinted in our hearts and souls. We were so blessed to have him as long as we did.
Donald was born in Fairyglen, Ogmorevale, County of Glamorgam, Wales, the only child to his parents William Clifford and Doris (Lea) Curnock. He was orphaned as a young boy and then moved to England with his mother’s family and lived with grandmother, Polly Curnock.
After his grandmother’s passing Donald came to Canada at the age of 13 to live with his Uncle Edward Curnock and his wife Edna, in Corkery in the Ottawa Valley, and their children Aileen, Ted, Linda, Bill and Anna Mary, who loved him as one of their own. As Donald grew older he also lived with the Ballards and their family, also in Corkery, for a period of time.
Donald eventually went on to join the Royal Canadian Navy as a young man and sailed many journeys, returning to Wales only once. On one of his many sails he met the love of his life in Halifax on a New Year’s Eve, Mary Charlotte who became his best friend, soulmate and devoted wife. They resided there for a time, where they had their family and then returned to the Ottawa Valley for a few years then moved to Cape Breton to live.
He worked for many years as an industrial mechanic, then at Marine Atlantic as a commissionaire until he retired in 2000.
Donald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Charlotte (Wells) Curnock and his children, Joan Kanary (Doug), Donna Markie (Gerry), Michael (Lynn) and Amanda Jabalee (Paul); his grandchildren, Jillian, Michael, Christine, Luke, Savannah, Kassandra, Mitchell, Daniel, Alexandra, Lillian and Olivia and one great-granddaughter, Madeline; a special Aunt Gwen in England, nieces and nephews and cousins; also survived by his favourite sister-in-law, Eileen West and her husband, Tommy; brothers-in-law, Arthur and John Wells and his faithful companion, his dog Angel.
Donald was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Doris (Lea) Curnock and his in-laws, Jonathan and Lillian Wells.
Special thanks to the hospice palliative care unit, especially Susan MacKenzie and her team, the VON nurses for their wonderful care and compassion, Dr. Ron MacCormick and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre nurses for their compassion and care during his treatments.
There will no visitation by request. A funeral service for Donald will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
11/24/2009 Flairyglen, Ogmorevale, County of Glamorgam, Wales
Currie Christena Currie Cape Breton Post 09/06/2009
Christena Currieat Inverness , Nova Scotia , CanadaChristena (MacMaster) Currie of Hyde Park, MA. Born in Inverness and formerly of New Victoria/New Waterford, June 6, 2009, age 79.Beloved wife of John. Devoted mother of John G. and his wife Donna of Hanson, MA, Gary and his fiancé Karen of Waltham, MA, Gail Keith and her husband Arthur of Holbrook, MA and the late Joanne of New Waterford. Cherished sister of Lorraine Caffrey and her husband William of West Roxbury, MA, Donald and his wife Jan of Saco, ME, Archie and his wife Lillian of New Victoria, Gregory and his wife Sharon of New Victoria, Duncan of Hamilton, Ont., and the late Lauchie survived by his spouse Donna of New Waterford, the late Bernard survived by his wife Theresa of New Victoria, and the late John Angus of Whitney Pier. Loving “Nanny” of Melissa, Melanie, Shannon, and Christina, and also survived by many nieces and nephews.Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., Hyde Park, MA, Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church, Hyde Park, MA at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday evening from 4-8 p.m. Children’s room available.In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to Sacred Heart School Playground Initiative, 1035 Canterbury St., Roslindale, MA 02131.Interment at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton, MA. For directions and guestbook visit thomasfuneralhomes.com Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home Hyde Park 617-361-3216. 6/6/2009

Currie Daniel Joseph Currie Cape Breton Post 17/12/2009
Daniel Joseph Currie

We regret to announce the passing of Daniel Joseph Currie, son of the late Daniel and Florence (MacCormick) Currie at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, surrounded by family.
Left to mourn are his wife of 61 years, Beryl (Gratto); children, Marlane (Jack) MacNeil, Daniel (Debra) Currie, Kevin (Deborah) Currie, Denise (Stewart) MacKay, Darlene Clarke, Wendy Currie (Blair Lafford), Kimberly (Bob) Thomson. Daniel is survived by grandchildren, Allyson Hickey, Tara Foran, Erin Clarke, Graeme MacKay, Lindsay MacNeil, Melanie Nicholson, Brent Clarke, Danielle MacKay, Caitlyn Thomson, Andrea Currie, Lauren Currie, Michael Currie and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Dolorita Winsor; brothers, Warren and Karl.
Daniel was predeceased by brothers, Patrick, Blaise and Ray, sisters, Rita, Olive, Lillian, Pearl, Nora and Gloria, grandchildren, Robert and Meredith Thomson in infancy.
Daniel was an employee of Devco for 33 years where he made many lasting friendships. Daniel enjoyed many happy years at his cottage in Grand Mira surrounded by family and friends. Da enjoyed gardening, boxing matches and baseball games. Dad was a music lover and no stranger to the dance floor. Dad will primarily be remembered for his wit, hardwork and love of God and family.
Our sincere appreciation is extended to the staff at both Arborstone (Halifax) and Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facilities for their competence and compassionate care of Daniel.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Leo’s Church with Rev. Leo Boone officiating.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
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?
12/16/2009

Currie Florence 'Catherine' C Currie Cape Breton Post 11/04/2009
Catherine Currie, 90 of Upper Grand Mira and Sydney passed away peacefully surrounded by her family April 9, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was born at Deep Cove, Gabarus, the daughter of Donald John and Elizabeth (MacEachern) MacKay. Mom was raised by her grandparents, Alexander and Catherine (Gillis) MacEachern at Victoria Bridge after the death of Elizabeth. Mum was a homemaker who enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She also had an interest in gardening. Most of all she looked forward to family visits from her children and grandchildren. She is survived by sons, John (Mary), Howie Center, Bernie (Patricia Lynn), Guysborough; daughters, Mary (John) Huskins, Edmonton, Patricia (Bob) Schilling, Paulline (Gary) Sexsmith, Calgary, Cecilia, Sydney; grandchildren, Mark, Ian, Joseph, Christine, Jerod, Cheryl, Andrea, Scott and Natalie. She was predeceased by her infant brother, Duncan Joseph; husband, Joseph A.; sons, Donald and Tom; grandson, Ryan and three infant granddaughters. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel April 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church, Grand Mira with Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the C.B. Palliative Care Society or St. Margaret’s Cemetery Fund. Online condolences to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com 4/9/2009 Deep Cove
Currie John Alexander Currie Cape Breton Post 04/09/2009
John Currie, MacAdam's Lake

Born in 26/05/1947 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with profound sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of John Alexander Currie on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009.
Born in Sydney on May 26, 1947, he was the son of the late John and Christine (Gillis) Currie. John was a devoted member of St. Mary’s parish, Frenchvale.
He was employed at Ron May Pontiac as a salesman until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Frenchvale Senior Citizens Club, also an affiliated member of the Frenchvale Volunteer Fire Dept. John enjoyed playing cards and socializing at both Frenchvale and Boisdale clubs. John could always be counted on to volunteer his time in many different ways to support his church and community.
Left to mourn is his wife of 40 years, Margaret Ellen (DeLeskie) and daughters, Juanita, Melissa and Alana. He is also survived by sisters, Jean (Roddie) Musgrave, Frenchvale; Martina Coffin, Sydney, Dianne Currie, Montreal, Carolyn (Ross MacDonald), Sydney, Darlene (Edward) Gilson, Ottawa, Elaine (Sheldon) Mikkelsen, Mira Gut; brothers, Larry (Susan), Wilmot, NS and Darrell, Calgary. John will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Theresa (Reg) MacNeil and brothers-in-law, Raymond (Donna) DeLeskie, Johnnie (Donna) DeLeskie, Daniel (Carolyn) DeLeskie, Frank MacEachern and by his many nieces, nephews and close friends.
John was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly; brother, John Patrick in infancy and brothers-in-law, Carmen Coffin and Michael DeLeskie.
Visitation for Mr. Currie will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale on Monday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Parish of St. Mary’s, Frenchvale.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mem.com or twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/2/2009 26/05/1947 in Sydney
Currie Mary C Currie Cape Breton Post 26/02/2009
It is with great sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Mary Carmella Currie. Mom passed away at her home in Dominion, surrounded by her family and friends Feb. 24, 2009. Born in Reserve Mines, Carmella was the daughter of the late George and Grace (Robinson) MacDonald. Carmella was a loving mother and a wonderful friend. She was always there to lend an ear or a helping hand to anyone in need. Carmella was a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. She is survived by sons, George, Danny and John (Debbie); daughters, Amelia and Grace Somerton (Billy Jardine) and six grandchildren, Lawrence, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Victoria and Coady. Also surviving are siblings, Jerry MacDonald (Shirley), John R. MacDonald (Karen) and a sister Christella MacDonald. Carmella was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and two sisters, Amelia MacDonald and Cle Martell. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Feb. 27, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Gerald Campbell will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment at a later date in the parish cemetery. Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca “We love You will live in Our hearts forever.” 2/24/2009 Reserve Mines
Curry Bradley Scott Curry Cape Breton Post 01/09/2009
Bradley Curry, Hamilton

Born in 29/09/1974 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with broken hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our beautiful son Bradley Scott Curry on August 28, 2009 in Hamilton, ON, after a brief illness.
Born in Sydney, September 29, 1974, Brad is a son of Albert and Jade (Dickson) Milley of Turner Street, Glace Bay.
Brad graduated from Glace Bay High and Sydney Vocational School. He was a member of the Glace Bay Colonels little league team who won the Nova Scotia title in 1992. At one time Brad was also a member of McKay’s Corner Boy Scouts. He was employed in Hamilton the last number of years. Brad liked to work out in the gym everyday and was a big Elvis Presley fan.
Besides his parents he is survived by sister, Joann (Murphy) Snow, Glace Bay; brother, Andrew Curry, Sydney and grandmother, Franklyn McCormack, Glace Bay. Brad is also survived by a special friend, Angie MacDonald, Glace Bay. Our special thanks to Chuck McPhail for being there for Brad. We will never forget you.
Brad was predeceased by his grandfather, Tommy Dickson and an infant brother, Charles David.
As per Brad’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Curry's Funeral Home Glace Bay.
E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
Donations in Brad’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
There are many reasons, times and things we should be thankful for each day we spend together; but nothing pleased us more than having you for our son.
8/28/2009 29/09/1974 in Sydney
Curtis Eileen (Gouthro) Curtis Cape Breton Post 13/02/2009
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Eileen Curtis age 90 a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Ingraham Street, Feb. 12, 2009, at the guest home. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa (MacLellan) Gouthro. Eileen was employed for many years with the cleaning staff at the Clansman Motel . She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Donald) Stewart, Merigomish, N.S.; a son, Patrick Curtis, Moncton; a stepdaughter, Bernice (Simon) Fraser, North Sydney; two stepsons, Bernie (Joan) Curtis, Ball’s Creek, N.S., Bruce Curtis, Texas; a brother, Frank (Marion) Gouthro, North Sydney. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon L. Curtis; a son, Blaise; sister, Dorothy Lambert; two brothers, Aubrey Gouthro and Bert Gouthro in infancy; step-daughter, Shirley Cox. Visitation for Eileen will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 2/12/2009 North Sydney
Curtis-Schwab Carmel Curtis-Schwab Cape Breton Post 28/11/2009
Carmel Schwab

We regret to announce the passing of Carmel Curtis-Schwab, 26 Nov. in Calgary.
A retired school teacher, having taught in Sydney and Calgary, she is survived by her loving husband, Tony; sister Anne (Greg) Blanchard, Dartmouth; brothers, Redmond (Rosella), Stellerton; Brian (Margie), Glace Bay; as well as, several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her parents the late Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Curtis, Sydney.
Funeral mass 11 AM, Nov. 30, under direction of Eastside Memorial Chapel, Calgary
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cancer or the MS societies.
11/26/2009

Daix Frank Daix, Sr. Cape Breton Post 22/07/2009
Cape Breton Post
Published: 22/07/2009
Frank Daix

It is with deep sadness, that we, the family of Frank Daix Sr., regret to announce his passing after a courageous battle with cancer. Frank died peacefully at home with his family at his side.
‘Da’ was born in Scotchtown and resided in New Waterford with his cherished wife of 59 years, Pauline (Faye), formerly of Dominion.
Frank was a loyal and devoted father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed auto mechanics, carpentry, playing guitar, horseshoes and watching a good game of hockey. Frank had a reputation as a tireless worker, building his own house and working as a coal miner for forty years in Glace Bay and New Waterford. Frank began his lifelong friendship with his God, Jehovah in 1957 and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1962. He fondly remembered pioneer, Frank Pokornick’s kindness, patience and encouragement in helping him uncover bible truths. Frank will be remembered for his faithfulness and strength despite much adversity throughout his life. He boldly spoke to all he knew and met about the trust he had in the bible’s promises for the future of a time when there would be no more pain, sickness or death (Revelation 21: 3,4). His hope rested in the “Resurrection”, where he longed to be reunited with his daughter, Emily. (John 5:28, 29)
Frank was predeceased by his mother and father, Gus and Mary (Pastuck) Daix; by his maternal grandparents who raised him, Frank and Emily (Fukula) Pastuck; paternal grandparents, Steve and Mary (Barton) Daix; daughter, Emily; sister Virginia (Tootsie) MacKinnon and son-in-law, Wayne Scott.
Frank is survived by his wife Pauline (Demeyere); daughters, Mary (Terrence) LeBlanc, Glace Bay, Marcella (Mike) Bennett, Glace Bay, Sandra (Myron) McNeil, Glace Bay, Velvet (Scott), Irricana, AB; sons, Frank Jr. (Dorothy), Sydney, Gus (Carmen), Birch Grove, and Daniel (Marjorie), New Waterford; grandchildren, Michael (Virginia), Mark (Dallas), Tammy (Jonathan), Eugenia (Brad), Jason (Deanna), Frankie Jr., David (Cella), Matthew, Daniel Jr., Carlene, Josh and Richard; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Mitchell, Ryan, Keith, Felicia, Kelsea, Dax and Cale.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place at Union Grove Cemetery in Scotchtown at a later date.
To view the online book of memories or send your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
7/21/2009 Scotchtown Date of death not noted in obit, used 21/07/2009 for indexing
Dalziel Gordon D Dalziel Cape Breton Post 13/05/2009
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Gordon Dalziel May 11, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Toronto, Ont., he was the son of the late Gordon Nolan and Mae (O’Neill) Dalziel. He was employed by Gestetner Canada Ltd. and later with Woodhouse Furniture, Glace Bay. Gordon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anne (O’Neill) Dalziel; sons, Gordon (Lynn), Kelowna, B.C., Thomas (Pamela), Lantz, N.S., Frank (Heather), Red Deer, Alta., Paul (Brenda), Gardiner Road, Sydney, He is also survived by two sisters, Jane Sullivan, Mississauga, Ont., Alix Lipskie, Barrie, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Brendan, Jeffrey, Jared, Ashley, Robert, Ciara and Matthew; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, May 14 at St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Reception to follow at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral home. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Theresa’s Memorial Fund, Palliative Care, CBRH, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/11/2009

D'Aoust Joseph Emile Michel 'Mick' D'Aoust Cape Breton Post 03/01/2009
Joseph Emile Michel 'Mick' D'Aoust63, 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

Darby Muriel Gladys Darby Cape Breton Post 15/09/2009
Muriel Darby, RN

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Muriel Gladys Darby, 80, beloved sister and aunt, passed away Friday, September 11, 2009, at her home in New York City.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet (Jenny) Darby.
Muriel attended Sydney schools before graduating from the Glace Bay General Hospital nursing program. She worked briefly at Sydney City Hospital before moving to New York to continue her career at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she remained until her retirement from nursing.
Muriel was a kind, caring and compassionate person who touched the lives of everyone who knew her. Although she spent most of her life in N.Y., Muriel made sure she returned “home” every year to be with her family in Cape Breton. She will be profoundly missed by all.
Muriel is survived by her only sister, Evelyn MacDonald, Sydney; nephews, Richard MacDonald, Inverness, Howard MacDonald, Sydney, Eric MacDonald, Calgary; niece, Jane Monaghan, Coxheath and grandnephews and nieces.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
9/11/2009 Sydney
Dauphney Lawrence Dauphney Cape Breton Post 16/11/2009
Lawrence Dauphney, North Shore

Born in 17/06/1939 at North Shore , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving brother Lawrence at the Glace Bay Hospital in the early hours of Nov. 14, 2009.
Born in the North Shore, June 17, 1939, Lawrence was the son of the late Malcolm and Leta (MacAulay) Dauphney. At the time of his death he resided at the Dutch Brook Guest Home.
He was employed on the Great Lake Vessels for a number of years and lived in Hamilton for part of his live before moving back home.
He is survived by sisters, Margaret, Northside Guest Home, North Sydney, Elizabeth (George) Jerrett, Sydney Mines, and Neila Buchanan (Bob Carmichael), Sydney River; brothers, Allison, North Shore, Kenneth, Dartmouth, and Aubrey (Sheila), Wreck Cove. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great niece.
Lawrence was predeceased by parents and brother-in-law, Jack Buchanan.
Graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesdasy in MacDonald Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Diane Kempt officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
When I come to the end of my road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Online condolences can be sent to the family fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca.
Rest in peace Lawrence, your suffering is now over.
11/14/2009 17/06/1939 at North Shore
Davidson Bunny (Gaum) Davidson Cape Breton Post 18/07/2009
Bunny (Gaum) Davidson, Sydney

Mrs. Bunny Davidson of Howe Street, Sydney, NS, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her adoring children, Howard Davidson, Carol Ann Davidson and Gail Prince, on Friday, July 17, 2009.
Bunny was predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Louis Gaum; loving husband, Dr. Harold Davidson; brothers, Dr. Abe (Rita) Gaum, Mr. Percy ‘Pinky’ (Hannah) Gaum, Dr. David Gaum and Dr. Cyril (Esther) Gaum; brother-in-law, Mr. Mendel Chernin, as well as her sisters, Miss Bella Gaum and Mrs. Libby (Harry) Brenner.
Bunny is survived by her sister, Mrs. Etta Chernin. Mom will be deeply missed by her daughter-in-law, Heather Davidson; son-in-law, Irwin Prince, as well as her five grandchildren, Larry (Erin) Davidson, Steven (Marnie) Davidson, Joanna Davidson and Jacqueline and Jason Prince, also by her four great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Judah, Morgan and Harris Davidson. Aunt Bunny will be missed by Winston (Gail) Gaum, Tommy (Rhona) Gaum, Gwen Gaum, Martin (Gail) Chernin, Daniel Chernin and Judy (Arnold) Budovitch.
Funeral services will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. Following the service, burial will take place at the Hebrew Cemetery on Lingan Road.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca
7/17/2009

Davidson Donna Marie Davidson Cape Breton Post 15/09/2009
Donna Marie Davidson, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Davidson. She was a very special lady, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Nina Edith (Gosbee) McIntyre and the late Michael S. ‘Red Mick’ McIntyre.
Since ‘Give’ was the word that best described St. Vincent de Paul, it is only fitting to use it to describe this selfless woman — Donna. She was a homemaker who loved to take care of others. Donna loved to cook and bake and all who entered her home were always welcomed with a cup of tea and a bite to eat.
She was an avid gardener and yard worker who took pride and dedication in all her tasks. Donna was a seamstress who sewed every stitch with perfection and she spent many hours toiling for loved ones. She loved a good laugh and was noted for her pranks. The greatest joy in Donna’s life was her family.
Besides her mother, Donna is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Davidson; two daughters, Paula (Michael DeCoste), London, Ont., Glenna (Wayne Locke), Glace Bay; one son, Michael (Marina) Davidson, St. Anthony, N.L.; three brothers, Warren (Linda), Dundas, Ont., Dr. Allan (Ann Marie) McIntyre, Halifax, Doug (Elsie), Glace Bay; and one sister, Marlene (Greg Gouthro), Sydney. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Garett and Kyle DeCoste, Ontario, Adam and Patrick Davidson, Newfoundland, Jillian, Kentville, and Leah Tracey, Dominion, Jeffrey and Claire Locke, Glace Bay. Donna will be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law, Linda Tracey; brother-in-law, Blair MacIntyre; sister-in-law, Marie McIntyre; and her special little friends, Ryann Tracey and Connor MacPhee. She was a special aunt to her nieces and nephews, Brian, Matthew, Michael, Donald, David, Karyn, Dwayne, Shawn, Alanna, Morgan, Claire, Catherine, Graham and their families.
Donna was predeceased by her father, Michael ‘Red Mick’ McIntyre and a son, Jimmie ‘Bore’ Davidson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Andrew Gillies is Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
All are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall, directly below the church.
As an expression of sympathy for Donna, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
‘I have fought the good fight
I have finished the race
I have kept the faith.’
2 Timothy 4:7
9/13/2009 Glace Bay
Davis Edward 'Dud' Davis Cape Breton Post 04/04/2009
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney on November 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Edward and Gertie (Hawco) Davis. “Dud” was employed for 42 years at the Sydney Steel Corp. retiring in 1982. He worked tirelessly for organizations in Whitney Pier throughout his life. He was a founding member of the Whitney Pier Rink and the original commanding officer of Whitney Pier Air Cadet Squadron 587. He was an active member of Branch 128 Whitney Pier Legion, serving in many executive positions including President. Dud served for many years on the executive of Whitney Pier Minor Hockey. He was very proud to have served his country overseas during the Second World War, in Italy and Holland, continuing to attend reunions of the Royal Canadian Engineers (SAPPERS) until his illness. Dud will always be remembered for his unending generosity and kindness towards his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 68 years, the former Stella Zahara; children Jeanette Spriggs; Betty (Allan) Chiasson; Valerie (Pierre) DeRepentigny; Edward (Debbie); Debbie Davis and Donald (Donna). He will be greatly missed by his loving grandchildren Christa, Courtney, Emily, Jessica, Ally, Daniel, Connor, Kyle, Timmy, Donald, Chad, Genevieve and Chantal and great grandchildren Mikayla, Mitchel, Tyler, Connor and Kirk. Dud is also survived by brothers William, Kevin and Cyril, sisters Sharon and Rita. He was predeceased by his son, E. Michael; grandson, Kelly; sons-in-law, James Spriggs and Leonard Chiasson and brothers, Melvin and Gerald. Dud will be greatly missed but will always live on in the hearts of his wife, children and grandchildren. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the VON. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com. 4/2/2009 22/11/1923 at Sydney
Dawe Jeanette (Voyez) Dawe Cape Breton Post 20/10/2009
Jeanette (Voyez) Dawe, Glace Bay

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Jeanette (Voyez) Dawe announce her passing on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility.
Born in Bordeaux, France, she was the eldest daughter of the late John and Ernestine (Roussel) Voyez of Birch Grove.
She will be remembered for teaching conversational French classes in Glace Bay to young and old alike, which she enjoyed very much. She enjoyed gardening and going fishing.
Jeanette is survived by her sons, Earl, Glace Bay, Allister Boutilier, Ontario; daughter, Della (Gary) Comer, Dominion; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister, Marie, Lochaber, Antigonish; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Earl, brothers, Marcel and Henry.
In honoring Jeanette’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at St. Mary’s Church, Port Morien. Fr. Conrad Edwards will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanette’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Dawe family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/18/2009 bordeaux, France
Dawson Kathleen Cecelia 'Kay' (Farrell) Dawson Cape Breton Post 05/10/2009
Kathleen Cecelia (nee Farrell) Dawson, Sydney

Kathleen Cecelia ‘Kay’ Dawson (nee Farrell), 79, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Detroit, Mich., to parents Tom and Mary (MacDonald) Farrell, wife of the late Bernard ‘Cod’ Dawson, survived by her children, Diana (Jim) Leon, Deep River, Ont., John J. (Barbara) Dawson, Oshawa, Ont., and Cheryl (Gerard) McPhee, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Michelle Tomiczek, Vincent Leon, Shannon McPhee (Brisebois), Tara McPhee and Bernard Dawson; great-grandchildren, Eowyn Tomiczek, Christen and Keylianna Leon. Also survived by five sisters, Theresa (Gerald) Kehoe, Alice Corbett, Patsy Kiley, Donna (Frankie) Dzuibek, Delores (Gerald ‘Digger’) Putt; one brother, John Farrell; sisters-in-law, Mary Dawson, Jenny O’Callaghan, Pearl Dawson and Dora Clarke
She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Nordine, Dorothy Foley, Mary Hartigan, brothers, Pat, Tom and Raymond.
Often smiling, Kathleen loved life and a good laugh. She was an avid bowler, loved to dance, play cards and darts. Kathleen was a member of Holy Redeemer parish and was formerly a member of St. Augustin’s parish. She was a member of the Pier Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Memory Lane Singers, and was past president of St. Augustin’s CWL. With great appreciation, we thank the angelic staff of 3B of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, who treated Kathleen like family. A special thank you to nurse ‘Momma’, who sneaked Kay extra ice cream. Kathleen loved everyone she came into contact with, and left her mark wherever she went. She will be sadly missed as an exceptional mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.
Visitation will be held Monday at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be performed by Rev. Jim Oliver on Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Church at 11 a.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Condolences may be sent to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/3/2009 Detroit, Michigan
Dawson Kathleen 'Kaye' Dawson Cape Breton Post 16/05/2009
Kathleen 'Kaye' Dawson, Richmond HillPeacefully at home on Friday, May 15, 2009.Loving wife of Nick and mother of Nicole, Stephen and Jamie. Nanny will be sorely missed by Oliver, Callum, Charley, James, Tyler and Evan. Lovingly remembered by siblings, Colleen O’Leary CND, Mary Andrews and Karen Cresanto.Predeceased by her parents, Kathleen and Leo O’Leary; stepmother, Rita O’Leary; sisters, Lorrie, Jeanne, Joan, Lois, Karen Marie and brothers, Dennis, Leo and William.Friends may call at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.A funeral mass will held on Tuesday at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario at 10:30 a.m. Cremation. Interment will be held at a later date.In memoriam, donations to Covenant House or Yonge Street Mission would be appreciated.“May we continue to bestow on others the love and care that she bestowed on each of us.” 5/15/2009

Daye Clara Daye Cape Breton Post 11/04/2009
Clara R. Daye R.N. 92, North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of well known Gannon Road resident, Clara Rita Daye, age 92 on Wednesday April 8, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital. Clara was a graduate of the Hamilton Hospital School of Nursing in 1939, during the war she worked with the medical staff at the Naval Base at Kelly’s Beach, North Sydney and later as a special nurse at the Hamilton Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital, where she returned to work full time during the 1960's. Clara and her husband Danny operated Daye’s Grocery for many years. She enjoyed doing crafts, had a great talent for making quilts, and was well known for her spruce beer and preserves . Clara was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Clara is survived by her son Lloyd (Laura) Daye , North Sydney; two daughters Bonnie (Richard) Wilson, Brandon, Manitoba, Maureen (William) Brunton, Kingston, Ont.; eleven grandchildren Sandy, Collen, Danny, Gilles, Brandy, Micheline, Holly, Danny, Adam, Matthew, Kesey, also by seven great grandchildren; sisters Theresa and Greta; brothers Elmer and Eddie Reashore. She was predeceased by her husband Danny; one son Jimmy; one son in infancy; brothers Danny, Richie, Joe, Bill, Butch; sisters Maggie and Eileen. Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held in early May for Clara, times and dates to be announced at that time by W.J. Dooley Funeral Home 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com ‘All the Angels will have Quilts Now.’ 4/8/2009

Daye Clara R Daye Cape Breton Post 06/05/2009
Northside General Hospital. Visitation for Clara will be held Friday May 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass to be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 4/8/2009

De Marco Russell 'Russie' De Marco Cape Breton Post 31/08/2009
Russell 'Russie' De Marco

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great and profound sadness that we the family, regret to announce the passing of Russell De Marco, Saturday, August 29, 2009.
Born in Sydney Mines he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Yaffolo) De Marco.
Russie enjoyed visiting his many friends, Tim Horton’s coffee, bingo and shopping.
Russie is survived by his loving daughters Carmen (Claude) Beauregard, Chantel (Sylvain) Lemieux; two beautiful granddaughters Nancy (J. F) Plante, Amilie; his special love great granddaughter Noemie. Also brother Carman (Ethel Mae) De Marco; three sisters Rose Clarke, Cecelia (Jockemeck), Nora ‘Nannie’ and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents; his brother Tony and two sisters Mary and Lena (Kokocki) predeceased Russie.
A celebration of Russie’s life will take place 10 a.m. with a reception to follow Tues., September 1, 2009 at the S.W. Chant Funeral Home, 562 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Internment will be at a later date.
Online condolences can be made to our webpage
www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral directions under the direction of…
8/29/2009 Sydney Mines
DEAL Leonard Robert "Lenny" DEAL The Chronicle Herald 18/11/2009
DEAL, Leonard Robert "Lenny"

— 54, East Lake Anslie, formerly of Terence Bay, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Leona (Shubley) Deal, White's Lake and the late Gordon "Dickie" Deal. Lenny's passion was being a truck driver. He loved being on the water, loved going to the beach and just packing up the car and going for a drive wherever, he loved being outdoors, and the remodeling of our home. He loved to do crosswords. Lenny's favourite passion was for cooking. Lenny was always there to help out anyone who needed it. Leaving to mourn are his loving companion, Brenda Little; his daughters, Ashlea (Ryan Morash), and Chelsea (Evan Ward) both of Halifax; sister, Sharon (Doug) Ashad, Debert; brothers, Gordie (Judy) Deal, Brookside, Bernard (Joann) Deal, White's Lake, Barry (Karen) Deal, Terence Bay. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service, a celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday from Blessed Katerie Parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Waycobah, with Father Robert McNeil officiating. Donations in Lenny's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort maybe be forwarded to the family at:

www.haverstocks.com
11/18/2009 Halifax,
Debison Rose Marie (Gracie) Debison Cape Breton Post 20/07/2009
Rose Marie Debison, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Marie Debison on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late James Leo and Christine (Briand) Gracie.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. Marie resided at Seaview Manor, South Street, Glace Bay for the past two years where she made friends with staff and residents; and, she loved music and dancing. Prior to entering the Manor she resided at Newton Street and previously Lower McLean Street, and many knew her as a longtime resident of Murphy Street, Glace Bay.
For many years Marie worked at McFadgen’s Bakery in Glace Bay along with Phalen’s Bakery and MacKeigan’s Bakery. In her earlier years she worked at the Russell Theatre in Glace Bay.
She is survived by her son, Wayne and his wife Wendy, Glace Bay; two granddaughters, Anne-Marie, Truro, and Kara, Glace Bay; great-grandson, Connor, Truro, N.S.; many nieces and nephews; her sisters, Theresa (Jim) Allison and Marg Budden; and brother, John Gracie (J.J), all of Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence in 2000, her son, Clarence Jr. in 2007, by brothers, Leo, James, Robert, Francis and Tommy, sisters, Florence ‘Sis’ Currie and Alice MacGillivary, and Rosie in infancy.
Visitation today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church with Fr. Bill Rankin officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, or Seaview Manor.
Condolences may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/17/2009 Glace Bay
DeCoste Mary Cecilia 'Cil' DeCoste Cape Breton Post 02/03/2009
It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Feb. 27, 2009, at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by her loving children. Born May 3, 1927, in New Victoria, C.B., she was the eldest child of the late John Dan ‘Francis Hector’ and Mary Ann (Michael B. ‘Soldier’ MacDonald) MacNeil, New Waterford. Mom came to Truro from her home in Cape Breton 62 years ago. In Truro, she met her husband, the late Arthur Eugene DeCoste. She was employed at The Open Kitchen and Stanfields. Throughout her life, Mom was totally devoted to her family, especially when her grandchildren came along. For many years, she was a caregiver to her mother and father. She enjoyed family times and numerous trips each summer back to her beloved Cape Breton. Very knowledgeable in her family history, she instilled a strong sense of pride in all of us for our Cape Breton heritage. Talks of her youth in Cape Breton always reverted back to her summers spent in Grand Narrows with her cousins at her grandmother MacDonald’s. She was a member of the Highland Village Society, Iona and a proud member of the Clan MacNeil. Everyone always looked forward to her biscuits and bannock, which will never be duplicated. Cil is survived by son, Daniel ‘Dan’ (Peggy), Debert; daughters, Betty (Barry) Merlin, Hilden, Doris (Dave) Anderson, Truro; grandchildren, James DeCoste, South Korea, Jennifer Merlin, Truro, Heidi Anderson, Truro; sisters, Irene, Catherine, Josephine, Rhodena; brothers, Daniel, Michael, Ambrose; 26 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by sister, Elizabeth, brother, Angus Jerome in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. As was her request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Her cremated remains will be interred in her beloved Cape Breton at a later date. Donations in Cil’s memory to Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the Guest Book at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 2/27/2009 03/05/1927 at New Victoria
DeGaust John Michael Alexander DeGaust Cape Breton Post 17/01/2009
John DeGaust92, Glace BayIt is with loving memories that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Michael Alexander DeGaust; which occurred at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at the Glace Bay hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Michael and Catherine (McNeil) DeGaust. John was employed with Devco as a heavy duty equipment machinist. He was a strong union member and served for several years as president of the Mechanics Local at the machine shop. He also served on the board of directors with the Glace Bay Credit Union for many years; travelled the province with Fr. Hugh A. MacDonald and his Eucharistic choir, was an honorary life member of Council 1953 Knights of Columbus, was involved in the Rotary productions in Sydney and Glace Bay; and we are proud of all of his accomplishments. John loved sports and the outdoors and long fishing trips with his wife, Mary, along the many back roads of Cape Breton Island. He had a great love of music, ballroom dancing and was a choir member at St. Anne's for more than 52 years. He loved his family and their gatherings with music, food and song. He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret (nee Morrison); son, Patrick (Barb), Glace Bay; daughter, Gloria Jean (Bruce) Aitken, Marion Bridge; stepdaughters, Marian, Georgie (Bob), Kathleen and Darlene; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends and special mention of Mary's twin sisters, Lizzie and Annie The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was predeceased by his first wife, Angelena Spinazzola-Smith, daughter, Joan Newcombe, brothers, Andrew, Bernard, Francis, Roderick, Ronald and seven-year-old Roddie, sisters, Anna Mae, Marie, Margaret, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Yvonne. Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. The Knights of Columbus will meet for prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday 1:30 p.m. in St. Anne's Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Donations in John's memory are suggested to the Children's Wish Foundation or charity of choice. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. A special 'thank you' to the nurses on 3rd Floor ICU Unit of the Glace Bay hospital and to Dr. Kevin McNeil for his friendship, professionalism and kindness throughout. 1/14/2009 Glace Bay
Degaust Marie Cecilia (Hall) Deguast Cape Breton Post 29/06/2009
Marie (Hall) Degaust, Glace BayBorn in 29/08/1927 at Main-a-Dieu , Nova Scotia , CanadaIt is with great sorrow that we regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Marie Cecilia (Hall) Deguast at Seavie Manor, Glace Bay, Friday, June 26, 2009.Born in Main-a-Dieu, Aug. 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hall and the late Sarah Lathigee Hall Shaw. She was one of nine children who grew up in Main-a-Dieu. Her youngest brother Joseph was born to Sarah and Joseph Shaw from a second marriage, he is the last surviving member of the family.After graduating from high school and attending business college, she worked for Eatons for a number of years. She was very active in the home and school association and local politics, during her child rearing years, and gave tirelessly to friends and neighbours with her assistance whenever needed.In her middle years she did a nurses aid program through the Red Cross, loved it and worked as an aid for the next 20 years at the General Hospital in Glace Bay until she retired in 1992 at age 65.From 2003 she lived her remaining years at Seaview Manor where s he came to feel at home.Marie is survived by her six children, Gary (Gail), Daryl, Brian (Dyan), Andre (Brenda), Ronda (Bob), Denise (Derek); 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Joseph Shaw (Connie) and many loved nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Ronald A. Degaust in 1982. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Mary and Elizabeth ‘Betty’, brothers, John, Edward, John, Michael and Reggie, and stepfather, Joseph Shaw.Visitation for the late Mrs. Degaust will be held at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Tuesday, June 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.Due to severe environmental sensitivities of several family members, please refrain from wearing any scented products.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or a charity of choice.She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who shared her love lavishly. She takes our love with her. Go with God. 6/26/2009 29/08/1927 at Main-a-Dieu , Nova Scotia , Canada
DeGaust Patrick 'Paddy' DeGaust Cape Breton Post 19/01/2009
64, Glace Bay It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Patrick John DeGaust Jan. 17, 2009, at home, after a very courageous battle with his illnesses. Born in Glace Bay, Paddy was the only son of the late John and Angelena DeGaust. Following graduation from St. Michael's High School, Paddy attended St. Francis Xavier Junior College. He then moved to Halifax where he worked at the Nova Scotia Hospital and later the Halifax dockyards. Upon returning to Cape Breton, he worked for Devco as an electrician until his retirement. Paddy was an avid hunter and fisherman. His summers were spent at MacLeod's Campground in Dunvegan with Barb and his many friends sitting on the beach by day and the campfire by night. He also enjoyed the kitchen parties with his buddies at the Radio Club. But most often he could be found with a cup of tea in hand playing his guitar. He is survived by his dear stepmom, Mary DeGaust, Glace Bay; by his partner and soulmate, Barbara Odell; sister, Gloria Jean (Bruce) Aitken; Marion Bridge; stepdaughter, Wendi (Chad) Crocker and their daughter, Haleigh Crocker, Glace Bay; stepsisters, Mary Rogers and Georgina (Bob) Dugan, both of North Carolina, Kathleen Malafronte, Massachusetts, and Darlene Timmons, Alberta; nephews, John, Brian and Ronald Newcombe, Dean, Colin and Ryan MacArthur; stepniece, Rebecca Aitken; grandnieces, Vanessa, Nichole and Angelena; grandnephew, Carlin; many other relatives and very close friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joan Newcombe. Visitation for Paddy will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Donations in Paddy's memory or suggested to one's preferred charity. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/17/2009 Glace Bay
Delaney Eva Mary Delaney Cape Breton Post 05/05/2009
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother, Eva Mary Delaney, on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Landry) Matheson. Eva was a member St. Mary”s parish, East Bay. Eva enjoyed life and spending time with her family. She enjoyed darts at the East Bay Fire Department, cards and bowling. She was a volunteer for many organizations over the years. Eva is survived by her husband, Michael Delaney; her three sons, Brian (Barb) MacNeil, Terry (Delores) MacNeil and David (Cathy) MacNeil, all of Sydney; sister-in-law, Audrey Matheson, Sydney; four grandchildren, Deanna, Micha.el, Jenna and Jillian; one great-grandson, Beinnon; as well as two nieces; three nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Alexander Matheson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Wednesday May 6 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 5/3/2009 Sydney
Delaney Mary Eileen Delaney Cape Breton Post 10/10/2009
Mary Delaney, Calgary

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Mary Eileen Delaney of Calgary, formerly of Glace Bay, beloved daughter of the late William and Laura Delaney, passed away on September 19, 2009.
Born and raised in Glace Bay, she was a graduate of St. Anne’s School and Mt. St. Bernard College. She spent most of her working career in the insurance industry.
Mary was a great lover of music, a passion she shared with her beloved brothers and sisters, and was well known to her many friends as a fine pianist, for her great wit, and for her sense of style.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret and Sr. Eugenie Delaney, and by her brothers, Bill, John H., Joe, Roy, Francis and Godfrey.
She is survived by her nephews, Bill Delaney (Joan), Glace Bay, and Coady Delaney (Rita), Sydney, and by her grand-niece and grand-nephews, Laura, John, Mark and Michael Delaney.
Mary’s remains have been cremated, and a funeral mass was celebrated in Calgary.
For those who would like to wish Mary farewell, there will be a memorial service in Curry’s Funeral Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Leo Boone presiding.
9/19/2009 Glace Bay
Delaney Michael V. Delaney Cape Breton Post 25/07/2009
Michael Delaney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Michael Delaney, on July 23, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Bernard and Sarah (Wade) Delaney.
Mike was employed as a boilermaker until his retirement.
Mike is survived by his stepsons, Brian (Barb), Terry (Delores), and David (Cathy); four grandchildren, and one great grandchild; two sisters, Clara Lloyd and Mary Doucete, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Eva; sisters, Margaret 'Peggy' (Lawrence), Ann (Michael); brothers, William (Catherine), Frank ‘Tanner’ (Jean), Alphonse (Theresa); brothers–in–law, Del Richardson, Ralph Lloyd.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, July 27, 2009 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A memorial service will take place 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with Father Frank Abbass offiaciting. Reception to follow.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
7/23/2009 Sydney
Delaney Ronald M. Delaney Cape Breton Post 26/01/2009
Ronald Delaney85, Sydney Ronald M. Delaney of Upper Prince Street passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney he was the son of the late Martin and Josephine (Dawson) Delaney. Ron was employed at the Sydney Steel Plant for 44 years working in the wire and nail mill until its closure and then the blooming mill. He was a member of St. Theresa's parish, a member of the Sydney Steelworkers and Pensioners Club, Club 55, and the Ukulele Strummers. He was an avid bowler and dart player. He enjoyed entertaining with his melodious voice and his ear for all musical instruments. Ron is survived by his wife, Marie (Oakley-Slade); daughters, Jean (Brian) Brophy, Point Edward, and Cheryl (Carl) MacLeod, Middle River; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his stepchildren, daughters, Debbie (Michael) Whitty, Brenda (Allan) Donovan, both of Ingonish Harbour, Shirley (Bill) Puddicombe, Frenchvale; and sons, Tommy (Pixie) Slade, Leitches Creek, Kevin Slade, at home; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by sisters, Mary Tobin, Westmount, Margie (Earl) Healey, Jean MacLeod, both of Sydney, Agnes (Marty) MacIntyre, East Bay; brothers, Martin (Ruth), Joe (Betty), Pat (Myrna), all of Sydney, Jim (Cecilia), Wiarton, Ontario; nephew, Gerry (Warna) Delaney, Sydney; and sister-in-law, Margaret Delaney. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (Doubley), an infant son, Joseph, sister, Theresa Smith, and brother, Gerry. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel , 755 George St., Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral mass to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Reception will be held at the Sydney Pensioners Club, Inglis Street. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Center, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the VON Cape Breton or to a charity of choice. Go to www.mem.com to leave online condolences and sign the guest book. 1/25/2009 Sydney
Delorey James Delorey Cape Breton Post 11/12/2009
James Delorey, South Bar

Born in 26/09/2002 at Calgary , Alberta , Canada

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James Delorey on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the IWK hospital, Halifax.
Born in Calgary, Alta., he was the son of Jason Delorey and Veronica Fraser and he attended Harbourside Elementary School, Sydney.
Besides his parents, James is survived by his brother, Jesse; grandparents, Philip and Annette (Bailey) Delorey, Antigonish, George and Donna (MacIsaac) Fraser, South Bar; great-grandmother, Mary A. Delorey; aunt, Laura Fraser; uncles, Kyle Delorey and George Fraser (Cynthia Naismith); several cousins; and special saviour, Chance.
James enjoyed life to the fullest, you could always hear him giggling throughout the day. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially Jesse who he wrestled with playfully. He was a kind and thoughtful little boy who had a kiss and a hug for his mom whenever she asked. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing and running in the yard with Chance. His love for adventure led him down a path where he will always and forever be safe.
Visitation will take place Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
12/7/2009 Calgary, Alberta
Denny Susan 'Kiju Sue' Denny Cape Breton Post 17/08/2009
Susan ‘Kiju Sue’ Denny, Eskasoni

Born at Eskasoni , Nova Scotia , Canada

Susan ‘Kiju Sue’ Denny, 83, of 95 Denny’s Lane, Eskasoni, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Eskasoni, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Gould) Simon.
She was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni, and was the eldest active member in the parish choir. Susie was a bingo player who was also an excellent basket weaver. She was very generous within her community as a foster Mom and loved to go fishing in her early years with her husband. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Wayne) Sylliboy, Eskasoni; daughter-in-law, Sylvia, Eskasoni; by two foster sons, William and Ricky Paul of Membertou; five grandchildren, Terry (Trina), Dean (Francine), Dale (Angeline), Claudine, Lyndon; 15 great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter, Valerie; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe R. in 1993, her son, Eugene in 2002, by her infant daughter, Elizabeth, granddaughter, Valerie Ann Young in 2005, foster son, Gerard Isaac and by brothers and sisters, Stephen Louis Simon, Noel Simon, Elizabeth Christmas, Mary Ann Rose.
Visitation for Susan Denny will take place after 7 p.m. Monday, at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
8/14/2009 Eskasoni
Deveau Daniel Deveau Cape Breton Post 13/05/2009
Daniel Deveau, 88, of Cheticamp, %died May 9, 2009, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Anselm and Flora (Deveau) Deveau. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He served with the Royal Canadian Army. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Daniel worked in the fishing industry and later on as a helper with Leo Poirier. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, playing guitar and spending time driving his car. Daniel was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Auguste Deveau and his very close friend, Bernadette Chiasson. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Marie; one son, Robert; one daughter, Lucille; four brothers, Gerard, Leo, Leonard and Thomas and by one sister, Armelle Aucoin. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses for the excellent care given to Daniel in the last couple of weeks that he was in hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to the family at cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 5/9/2009 Cheticamp
Deveau Manuel Germain Deveau Cape Breton Post 22/10/2009
Manuel Germain Deveau, North Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our brother Manuel Germain Deveau, 59, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney, Manuel was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Keagan) Deveau.
He worked for a short time at the Sydney Steel Plant.
Manuel is survived by his brother, Michael (Debbie) Deveau, North Sydney; and his sister, Michelle (Stephen) LeMoine, Edmonton; and also by his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rose.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Manuel will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
10/20/2009 Sydney
Deveaux Mary Leona Deveaux Cape Breton Post 02/10/2009
Mary Deveaux, Montreal

Born in 22/07/1924

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Mary Leona Deveaux on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Neurological Hospital, Montreal.
Born on July 22, 1924, Mary was the beloved daughter of the late Howard and Anges (Dugas) Deveaux and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Montreal.
Mary lived most of her life in Montreal, moving away at a very young age. During war time Mary worked in a war plant in Montreal, while five of her brothers were in the service. After the war, Mary became a master hairstylist and worked for Morgan’s in Montreal for many years until she retired.
Mary never forgot her ties to her family and to Cape Breton. She made frequent trips home to spend time with family. She enjoyed a good card game, a great cup of tea and sitting around the table catching up on the news. Mary loved to travel and enjoyed life to the fullest. She always looked after her health and tried to encourage the ones she loved to do the same. This choice certainly paid off for her because she always looked beautiful. She loved animals and had a soft spot for a stray. She would not allow them to be cold or hungry.
Mary will be forever missed by her loving, dear best friend, Michael Tomassino, Montreal, who was always there for her. She is also survived by her wonderful brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Evelyn Deveaux, Ontario, who is the last surviving member of her immediate family, her sisters-in-law, Mae Devoe, North Sydney, Agnes Deveaux, Big Bras d’Or, and Marguerite Deveaux, Alder Point; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her only sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Kenneth Morrow and eight brothers and four sisters-in-law, William, Ivan (Mary Lou), Roy (Stella), Harold (Lollie), Simon (Rose), Clarence, James and Tremaine.
In keeping with the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bras d’Or.
Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
“There is a kindness in her voice
Her words are warm and wise
There is love in everything she does
Mary, you are with your family now
So rest peacefully, all are in God’s hands.”
9/26/2009 July 22, 1924
Deveaux Sharon (MacDonald) Deveaux Cape Breton Post 18/11/2009
Sharon Deveaux, Glace Bay

Sharon Deveaux
62, Glace Bay

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sharon Deveaux (nee MacDonald) on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She passed away surrounded by her loving family.
Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Alonzo Deveaux; son, Lloyd Deveaux (Rose); daughters, Bernice Deveaux-Kennedy (Naish), Lynn Moore (Norm); sisters, Betty Gaigneur, Doris Green (Eugene), Laura Harpell, Linda MacDonald; grandchildren, Kristen and Christopher Deveaux; special niece, Amber Harpell and several other nieces and nephews.
Sharon was predeceased by her mother, Cecilia MacDonald, father, Oswald MacDonald, stepfather, Hedley Penney and brother, Gordon MacDonald.
Sharon was employed at Mike’s Lunch for 24 1/2 years.
She will be sadly missed by her many friends and her family.
Visitation for Sharon took place Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 7-9 p.m., for family and close friends at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bob Lawther officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the palliative care unit.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca or www.mem.com.
11/16/2009

Devison Rosemary Patricia Darlene Devison Cape Breton Post 14/11/2009
Rosemary Patricia Darlene Devison, Sydney

Born at Halifax , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sorrow that we, the Devison family announce the sudden passing of our beloved Rosemary at home on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Donald and Martha (Fraser) Devison.
Rosemary was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend who will be missed dearly. She enjoyed life to the fullest; and spending time with her daughters who she loved and cherished dearly.
Besides her parents, she was survived by her pride and joy, Tamara and Jesslee; one brother, Simon (Nicole); two sisters, Gail and Deisha; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; as well as her closest friends, Dana, Jessica and her cheer family who she loved dearly.
She was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
Donations may be made to charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/11/2009 Halifax
Devoe Bernard 'Kelly' Devoe Cape Breton Post 03/04/2009
Bernard “Kelly” Devoe, 84, of 2 Devoe St., Sydney Mines, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born on Sept. 28, 1924, in Alder Point to the late George and Margaret (LeBlanc) Devoe. He was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. He is survived by his sister, Emma Jobes, Groves Point; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary, his brothers, Garfield, George, John, William and Raymond and two children in infancy. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Royal Canadian Army. He was a member of Breton Branch 008, Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines, and a member of the Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club. There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral service will be held at later date. Burial in St. Joseph”s Cemetery, Bras d”Or. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/2/2009 28/09/1924 at Alder Point
Devoe Kevin A Devoe Cape Breton Post 01/04/2009
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kevin A. Devoe on March 28, 2009. Born in Sydney Mines, he graduated from Sydney Mines High School and then resided in New Brunswick. At the time of his death, he was employed ICT in Riverview, N.B. Kevin was the son of Walter Devoe and the late Elizabeth “Bessie” Devoe, Sydney Mines. He is survived by his partner, Edgar “Junior” Landry, Moncton; his brothers, Gerard, Port Colbourn, Ont., Colin (Margaret), Sydney Mines, and Blair, Grande Prairie, Alta.; his sisters, Patsy, Natick, Mass., Dianne (John) Popovich, Richmond, B.C., Michelle (Louis) Ferguson, Sydney Mines, and Lynn, St. Catharines, Ont. Also surviving are his stepmother, Mary Devoe; his stepsisters, Geraldine (George) Walker and Helen (Mike) Woroby; his stepbrothers, Michael (Sally) McKenna and Blaise (Donna) McKenna. Kevin was predeceased by his sisters, Yvonne, Betty and Lori, brothers, Walter “Sonny”, Brian “Lefty” and Paul, stepbrothers, Louis and Frankie and stepsister, Anne Marie. Kevin is lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, family and friends. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Kevin”s memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. 3/28/2009 Sydney Mines
Devoe Marie Irene (Dugas) Devoe Cape Breton Post 17/12/2009
Marie Devoe, Windsor Junction

Born at Alder Point , Nova Scotia , Canada

Marie Irene Devoe, 77, passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2009, at the QEII in Halifax.
Born in Alder Point, N.S., she was residing in Windsor Junction, N.S.
She was the daughter of the late Warren and Grace Dugas.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Harold Devoe; daughters, Brenda Splatt, Joanne Fahey, Colleen Devoe, Cindy Bateman (Wilson Bateman); sons, Wade Devoe, Al Devoe and Calvin Devoe. Also survived by her sisters, Judy Harley, Verna Brice; brother, Gerard Dugas and by her 11 grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She will be fondly remembered for her strength, perseverance, loving nature that touched the hearts of many and her door was always open.
Special thanks to the nurses on the 4.2 unit at the QEII for their kindness and support.
View life by smiles, not by tears; and age by great memories, not by years.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral will be held in Bras d’Or Church, Dec. 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. and a gathering at the Bras d’Or hall after the service.
Immediate family flowers only. Donations may be made to the cancer society.
12/14/2009 Alder Point
Devoe Russell Devoe Cape Breton Post 21/07/2009