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CB Obits Years 2011
Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Notes Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth
Adams Florence Adams CBP 18/06/2011
A celebration of the life of Florence Adams will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. All teenaires, former students and choristers of Florence Adams wishing to participate in this Celebration for Florence Adams please contact Lydia Adams at lydiaadams@look.ca.


Adams Florence Adams R.N. A.T.C.L. CBP 14/05/2011
Florence Adams, R.N. A.T.C.L.   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 14/08/1914   Passed Away In: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Passed Away On: 11/05/2011   Florence Isabel Adams, R.N., musician, Scarborough (formerly of Glace  Bay, Cape Breton) died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Daughter of Lydia (Hull) Travis and Floyd Oliver Travis, Florence was  born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and gained her R.N. Diploma and worked  at the Glace Bay General Hospital. She married Robert Adams in 1944 and continued studying for a life in  music, achieving her Associate Diploma from Trinity College, London,  England. She built a tremendous music tradition through 31 years as music  director at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Glace Bay where she was  an inspiration to her students and her outstanding choirs. Music  careers and standards were set by her dedication and example. In Glace Bay, Florence was an activist for the community, a force of  nature who worked for the good of her community. She never backed  down from any challenge. She was a tireless advocate for music in  Cape Breton, a member of the Community Concerts, Friends of the Savoy  and the N.S. Registered Music Teachers Assn. In Toronto, she continued her passion through her teaching, as Music  Director of St. Mark's United Church in Scarborough and as a member  of the Amadeus Choir. Predeceased by her parents; her dear husband, Robert Ethan Adams;  son, Ethan; sister, Ivy MacRitchie and brothers, Reynolds Travis and  Dr. Douglas Travis. She is survived by her son, Robert (Carol); daughter, Lydia;  grandsons, Douglas Robert and Harvey; sister, Louise, as well as  loving family and dear friends, to whom she was loyal and true. The family wish to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Bornstein and the  wonderful nursing staff of the 6th floor of Trilogy L.T.C. who were  entrusted to her care. Special thanks to Maria, Sheri and her angel,  Eulalee. A service of joyous thanksgiving for Florence's life and work will be  held at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto,  with Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair officiating, on Sunday, May 15th,  at 6 p.m. with visitation at 5 p.m. in the Chancel room. In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation to The  Amadeus Choir of Toronto, The Elmer Iseler Singers, Toronto, The  Building Fund, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay, N.S., The  United Baptist Church in Glace Bay, or to the Nova Scotia Talent Trust  
5/11/2011 Glace Bay On: 14/08/1914
Adams Ronald Adams CBP 14/01/2011
Ronald Adams

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 09/04/1922

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 11/01/2011

Ron Adams passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his daughter, Marie her husband Roy and granddaughter, Joyce by his side. Ron was born April 9, 1922, in Glace Bay. He was a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, where he lived for the past three years. Ron worked in the coal mines for 40 years before his retirement. He leaves behind his wife, Harriett (Walters) Adams, Port aux Basques, Nfld. his children, Marie (Roy) Davidson, Cliff Adams, Arlene (John) Li his grandchildren, Joyce Nicholson, Rhonda Davidson, Clinton Davidson, Raymond Adams, Anita Yates, Colin Adams, Jalianne Li, Allison Harris, step grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Ron was predeceased by his parents, William and Mariam Adams, his first wife, Doris (Mason) Adams his second wife, Carrie (Musgrave) Adams and daughter, Carolyn Adams. At Ron's request, there will be no visitation. A private family gathering and burial will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church. We would like to thank the nurses and doctors in ER and CCU for their wonderful, caring support during this difficult time, special thanks to Amanda and Lindsay in CCU, Sandy in ER and Dr. Zwicker. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction …

1/11/2011 Glace Bay on 9/4/1922
Adshade Wiliam Adshade CBP 27/05/2011
Wiliam Adshade   Passed Away In: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Passed Away On: 25/05/2011   Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge,  Ont., on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Hurding). Loving father of Shannon  (Patty), Lindy (Dean Botelho) and Wanda (Chris Burgess). Cherished  grandfather of Britany, Shayne (Terry), Victoria, Jessica, Kristen,  Jessi, Cody and Cameron. Son of the late Annie May (McDonald) Adshade of Glace Bay, N.S. Predeceased by brothers, John, Vernard, Sid, J.B., Fred and Ralston  and by sisters, Annie, Viola, Ida, Alice and Dorothy. Survived by his sisters-in-law, Edie Adshade and Kathleen Phillips. A Service of Remembrance will take place at St. Luke's Place  Auditorium, 1624 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, Ont., on Saturday, June  4, 2011, at 2 p.m. Visitation from 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Cambridge Memorial  Hospital Foundation, 700 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Ont., N1R 9Z9. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home (519-740-0669).  
5/25/2011
Alexander Olga Marion 'Ollie' Alexander CBP 20/01/2011
Olga Marion 'Ollie' Alexander

Born in: Vernon, British Columbia, Canada Born on: 29/07/1933

Passed away in: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 17/01/2011

Peacefully at home on Jan. 17, 2011. Born July 29, 1933, in Vernon, B.C. to Peter and Katherine (Shumsky) Mazur, she was raised in Coldstream and Kelowna, B.C. She joined the RCAF in 1954 and was later stationed in Metz, France for three years. Upon returning in 1959 she met her future husband Vincent Joseph Alexander of Sydney, N.S. where both were stationed at RCAF Base St. Hubert, PQ. Upon leaving the Air Force, they were married and made their home in Downsview, later moving to Brampton in 1963. She leaves a son, Ed of Etobicoke a daughter, Corinne and a grandson, Zachary of Brampton. She was predeceased by her husband Vincent after 41 years of marriage, by a younger brother Sgt. Larry (Helen) Mazur, RCMP, of Vancouver. She leaves two sisters Mrs Sharon (Joe) Burkart of Vancouver, and Mrs. Susan Falle, of Scarborough and a brother, Mr. Stan (Sylvia) Mazur of Kelowna, B.C. She also leaves many nieces and nephews across Canada and a niece in the USA. She was predeceased by her parents and her in-laws, Edward and Bertha Alexander of Sydney, N.S. A special thanks is owed to Eldersafe staff and Michelle at the CCAC. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home 'Brampton Chapel', 52 Main St. South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Visit the Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com.

1/17/2011 Vernon, BC on 29/7/1933
Allison John 'Johnny' Allison CBP 20/09/2011
John 'Johnny' AllisonBorn In: Glace Bay (Hub), Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: September 16th, 2011It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Johnny Allison, age 66, of Glace Bay. Johnny passed away at his residence in Dominion on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.Born in Glace Bay (Hub), he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Gillis) Allison.John was employed with Devco as a coal miner, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Hub AAC. He was an avid dart player, bowled in various leagues, loved to fish and garden. Johnny enjoyed bird watching, air shows and spending time with family.He will be sadly missed by his loving companion, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’; Betsy’s children, Lori and Jack; brothers, George (Joan), James ‘Panda’ (Connie); sisters, Myrtle (Rollie) Pemberton, Louise (James) MacDonald and Judy (Mike) McRae. Also surviving are cherished grandchildren, Brian, Daylan, Kagan, Lou, Kohl, Jessica, Kirsten; aunts, uncle and several nieces and nephews.Besides his parents, Johnny was predeceased by a sister, Edith Irene, in infancy.Visitation for Johnny will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 4-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John's Church, New Aberdeen with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Cremation will follow with interment in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations in Johnny's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Allison family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/16/2011 Glace Bay
Allison Stephen Cecil ‘Bear’ Allison CBP 13/05/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stephen Cecil ‘Bear’ Allison, 65, on Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Born Aug. 19, 1945, in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Stephen and Lillian (Kelly) Allison. He was retired from Devco after 37 years of service. He was an avid sportsfan and enjoyed watching curling. Stephen is survived by sons, Kevin (Gwen), New Waterford, Ray, Glace Bay; daughters, Valerie and Lisa, Prince George, B.C.; siblings, Jim (Gail) and Cyndie (Troy); and 12 grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth ‘Tony’ Sharpe. In honoring Stephen’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 graveside service will be held Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m., in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Glace Bay with Fr. John McIntyre officiating. As an expression of sympathy for Stephen, memorial donations in his memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences to the Allison family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/2/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 19th, 1945
Allison Stephen Cecil 'Bear' Allison CBP 13/05/2011
Stephen Cecil 'Bear' Allison   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 19/08/1945   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 02/05/2011   It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of  Stephen Cecil 'Bear' Allison, 65, on Monday, May 2, 2011, at the  Glace Bay Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Born Aug. 19, 1945, in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Stephen  and Lillian (Kelly) Allison. He was retired from Devco after 37 years of service. He was an avid  sportsfan and enjoyed watching curling. Stephen is survived by sons, Kevin (Gwen), New Waterford, Ray, Glace  Bay; daughters, Valerie and Lisa, Prince George, B.C.; siblings, Jim  (Gail) and Cyndie (Troy); and 12 grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth 'Tony' Sharpe. In honoring Stephen'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 graveside service will be  held Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m., in St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay  with Fr. John McIntyre officiating. As an expression of sympathy for Stephen, memorial donations in his  memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences to the Allison family are available through  www.vjmcgillivray.ca  
5/2/2011 Glace Bay On: 19/08/1945
Amos Jean (Olsen) Amos CBP 16/12/2011
Jean (Olsen) Amos passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the High-Crest Senior home in Sherbrooke, N.S. On Dec. 13, 2011, at age 91. Jean was originally from Cape Breton and moved to British Columbia after graduating from nursing school at Sydney hospital. After several years as matron of a small hospital in the interior of B.C., she moved to Vancouver where she met and married Vernon Amos (who predeceased her in 2010). Vernon's career led them to the Boston area where she lived and worked as a nurse for 14 years before returning to Cape Breton upon retirement in 1978. Together they ran The Spruces Art Gallery in Ingonish for nearly 20 years and later settled in Baddeck. Jean was an avid traveler and was known for her wonderful tales. She is also remembered for her generosity, her sharp wit, her compassion and her truly independent spirit. Jean is survived by daughters, Cynthia Ahern and Patrice Amos; son-in-law, Robert Ahern; grandsons, Eric and Brendan Ahern; as well as brothers, Murdock and Roy Olsen and sisters, Marie Langley and Marina MacPhail. She also has many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transition House (P.O. Box 487, Sydney, N.S., B1P 6H4) or a charity of one's choice. G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main Street, Sherbrooke. Online Condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.
12/13/2011
Anderson Lorne Anderson CBP 15/01/2011
Lorne Anderson

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Coxheath, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 13/01/2011

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, Lorne Anderson, at the Glace Bay Hospital on Jan. 13, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Roderick and Mary (Beaton) Anderson. He resided in Coxheath for the past 50 years. Growing up in Glace Bay he 'Gump' was an excellent athlete excelling in rugby and hockey. He would often regale some would say challenge any and all about the purity of rugby as one of the few, if not the only sport, which promoted competition and sportsmanship. Lorne will be sadly missed by his sons, Peter (Maureen), New Brunswick, Rod, Coxheath, Steve (Sheila), Howie Centre daughters, Elaine (Madeline), Dartmouth, Diane Smith (Norm), Kathy Black (Joe), Rea Coady (Paul), all of Sydney River, Fran Kelloway (Derrick), Dartmouth. He is also survived by his sister, Tellie MacDonald, Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, formerly from North Sydney, and his 16 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him Boo. Also left to mourn his passing are his nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, especially his caring neighbors Heather, Ron and Joe. Throughout his life Lorne loved animals and enjoyed their company both at his Coxheath home and at his summer home in Inverness. His kindness and compassion will be missed by his current pets, cats, Willnoah and Stach and especially his dog, Lucky. Lorne was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force at various bases in Canada. A graduate of St. FX and McGill Universities, Lorne had a long and distinguished career in education. He was especially proud of being one of the original teachers at Riverview Rural High School. During his 30 years, all at RRHS, he was first and foremost a physical education teacher, but also served as vice principal, a coach, a school bus driver and an outdoor education instructor which he continued to do even after his retirement in 1980. He took great satisfaction and enjoyment exposing his students to building and spending nights in lean-tos and canoeing on the Margaree River. Over his lifetime he made many lasting friendships with colleagues and he was very proud of his many students who kept in close contact with him over the years. Lorne experienced many joys during his life Inverness was a significant part of the family experience where he and Marie spent many wonderful summer days. He undertook numerous projects, which ranged from construction to gardening. He had to be busy and as a talented handyman he was still doing his projects until very recently. He was always very physically active to the amazement of all who knew him and he loved to swim during the summer and cross-country ski during the winter. In addition to maintaining his physical wellbeing, he considered himself a crossword expert and was a lifelong hockey fan as well as following the fortunes of the St. Louis Cardinals. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie, in 2002 his sisters, Frances (Broderick), Rea (Demont), Amour and his brother, Ross. Lorne's family would like to thank Dr. James MacKillop for his many years of care and compassion. We would also like to thank the nurses and staff of the Glace Bay Hospital for their wonderful care during his final few days. We want to extend our thanks to Jennifer who attended Lorne during his last stay in hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Society or the Palliative Care Services of the Cape Breton District Health Authority. There will be no visitation at Lorne's request. All are welcome to a committal service at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.16. Following the service a reception to celebrate Lorne's life will be held at the United Protestant Church Hall in Sydney River from 4-6 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

1/13/2011 Glace Bay
Anderson Violet Valerie Anderson CBP 24/12/2011
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Violet Valerie Anderson who passed away on Dec. 23, 2011, surrounded by the love of her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Dec.19, 1925, in Liverpool, N.S., Violet was the only child of the late Irving and Bernice (Wentzell) Corkum. She spent her first years aboard ship with her parents, but by school age her father had hung up his sea captain’s hat and joined first, the police force and then, the RCMP. The family moved throughout Nova Scotia, finally moving to Sydney where Violet attended school at Argyle, Central and Sydney Academy and where the family joined Christ Anglican Church on George St. It was also here, in Sydney, that Violet met the love of her life, Charles, and they married and raised their four children. She has been a great source of love, inspiration and support to her entire family. Violet leaves to mourn, her husband of 67 years, Charles; daughter, Bernice, at home; three sons, Wade (Celia), Sydney, Gordon (Julie), Sydney River, and David (Norah), Ball’s Creek. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Wade’s children, Patty (Scott) Gouthro and children, Tyler, Kyle and Emma, Dartmouth, and Bruce (Jennifer) and sons, Mitchell and Matthew, Greer, South Carolina; Bernice’s children, Raymond (Jacqueline) Adams and children, Jadzia, Jorja, Rayce and Téa, Sydney, Anita (Rob) Yates and daughters, Samantha and Lindsey, Comox, BC, and Colin (Sarah) Adams, Glace Bay; Gordon’s son, Kevin, Sydney River; and David’s children, Jennifer (Aaron) and daughter, Moira, Charlottetown, PEI, Wendy, Michelle, Jody, Charlie, and Kate, Ball’s Creek. She is also survived by a niece, Julie Anderson, Vancouver, BC, and nephew, Cameron Anderson, and their mother Jean Anderson, Porter’s Lake, NS. Violet was predeceased by her parents and by her brother-in-law, John (Jean) Anderson. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in Violet’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Palliative Care or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/23/2011 Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 19th, 1925
Anderson-Ryan Katherine (Kaye) Anderson-Ryan (nee MacDonald) CBP 02/08/2011
Katherine (Kaye) Anderson-Ryan (nee MacDonald) died in hospital in Ottawa, Ont., after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. Kaye was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Philip Anderson, and survived by her children, Judy Hinkelman (Al Metcalfe), Vancouver, Ron (Mae), Joan, Ross (Debbie Quinn) and her grandchildren, Leigh, Brian, Sean, Kyle, Brenna, Jennifer, Allison, Patrick, Shawn and Dean and her great-grandchild, Avery. Also survived by her sister, Elizabeth; brother, Bernie and Sister Carmie, all of Sydney, N.S.; and her many nieces and nephews. Kaye is also survived by her husband, Patrick Ryan and his children, Tim (Hanna), Debbie Kuffner (Joe) and Rob (Nancy Carriere) and his grandchildren, Ryan, Brendon, Colton, Weston and Trenton. Kaye was a Eucharistic Minister, an avid swimmer and a volunteer in the community. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the General Hospital and Elizabeth Bruyere for their incredible care and kindness given to Mom. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd. (at Albion Road), Ottawa, Ont. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Dr. Online Condolences to mcevoy-shields.com.
7/30/2011 January 3rd, 1929
Andrea Gabriel 'Gabe' Andrea CBP 28/01/2011
Gabriel 'Gabe' Andrea

Born in: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 06/08/1928

Passed away on: 26/01/2011

Gabriel 'Gabe' Andrea, 82, longtime resident of the Northside passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1928, he was the son of the late Jeannette Marie (Gauthier) Andrea and Michael J. Andrea of Bras d'Or. After high school, Gabe spent his early years working as a wheelsman sailing on the Great Lakes. In 1958, he joined the Cape Breton Post, first in newspaper circulation and later in the advertising department. He worked out of the Northside office for many years, until retirement in 1993. Gabe valued the many friends he met through his work and his involvement in the Kinsmen Club of North Sydney, Northside Minor Hockey, the Cape Breton Exhibition's parade, and other community events. Over the years, Gabe spent much of his time tending to ice rinks and lawnmowing. He enjoyed spending time with his pets playing, coaching and watching local hockey fishing with brothers, sons and grandchildren and relating stories of boating adventures. Above all he cherished time spent with his grandchildren, who never failed to put a smile on his face. Gabe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martina (Bates) and his seven children, Gerard (Mary Lou), Sydney Mines, Kevin (Joanie), Edmonton, Larry (Wendy), Boularderie, Stephen, Boisdale, Anita (Liam MacNeil), Sydney Mines, Brian (Wanda), Sydney Mines, and Martin (Michelle), Sydney Mines. He will be greatly missed by his 12 grandchildren, Caitlin, Bailey, Sean, Meghan, Andrea, Kale, Genevieve, Peter, Breagh, Mary Kate, Matthew and Luke. He is also survived by 13 brothers and sisters, John, Olga Bushell, Rita, Joe (Nellie), Dave (Barb), Elias (Agnes), Francis, Leonard, Lauretta (Herm Smith), Bernie, Tony (Barb), Fr. Jake and Eugene (Ann). Gabe was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Theresa (Denny Hounslow). Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside General or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundations or to the charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/26/2011 Bras d'Or on 6/8/1928
Andrea Rob Andrea CBP 05/08/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob Andrea, 26, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Rob’s faith and trust in God has been an inspiration to us all and we rejoice that he is with his beloved Saviour. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Cameron and Rachel (Veinott) Andrea. He had a passion for ministry, influencing and teaching others, even through his illness. Through his time at Cape Breton Bible Camp and his vision for Christian community, he has shown us what faith in Jesus really is. Rob is survived by his wife, Joleen (Williams) Andrea; two sons, Gideon and Benaiah; and siblings, David (Kelley) and Laura. Rob was predeceased by his brother, Jonathan Dean, grandmother, Cecilia Andrea, grandfather, Dean Veinott, and uncle, Paul Veinotte. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, George Street. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 also at Bethel, with Pastor Stephen Fenton officiating. Interment to follow in Dr. John Pringle Cemetery, Blackett’s Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Gideon and Benaiah. Donations cards will be available at the church and the funeral home. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
8/3/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Andrews Lewis Andrews CBP 21/05/2011
Lewis Andrews   Born In: Coxheath, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   It is with great sadness that we announce the  passing of Lewis Gerald Andrews on Friday, May  20, 2011, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Born in Coxheath, N.S., he was the only child of  the late Lewis and Edith Andrews. He was a longtime member of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Coxheath. Growing up on a farm, Lewis continued the  tradition set by his parents and ran a successful  dairy farm for many years. He also took great  pride in his vegetable gardens passing on his  gardening expertise to his children and  grandchildren over the years. After the closure of the dairy farm, Lewis was  the owner/operator of an electrical contracting  business - Andrews Electric, which operated on  Townsend Street, in Sydney, for many years. Lewis, his family and friends spent many  wonderful summers at the cottage in Northside  East Bay, where the whole family enjoyed boating  and waterskiing. He collected many trophies for  his hydroplane racing. Lewis loved to read and  was well known for his quick wit and sense of  humour. Lewis is survived by five children, Gail (Kevin)  Quinn, Wayne (Anne), Craig (Marylyn), Brent, and  Laurel (Duncan) Barkhouse, as well as the mother  of his children, Beryl McDonald (Robertson). Also  surviving are 14 grandchildren and several  great-grandchildren. In honouring Lewis' wishes, cremation has taken  place. There will be no visitation and a burial  service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Lewis' memory may be made  to the Cape Breton SPCA, as he was a lover of  animals. The family would like to thank all the staff at  Harbourstone Enhanced Care - LeVatte's Lane for  all their care and support. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.  
5/20/2011 Coxheath
Andrews Lewis Gerald Andrews CBP 25/05/2011
A graveside service for the late Lewis Gerald Andrews, who passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, will be held at St. Mark’s Cemetery, Coxheath, on Friday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
5/20/2011
Anthony Ross Anthony CBP 04/01/2011
Ross Anthony

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 29/01/1937

Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 02/01/2011

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father, brother and grandfather, Ross Roland Anthony, of Sydney, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Harboustone Enhanced Care, where he resided. The son of the late Frank and Grace Anthony, Ross was born on Jan. 29, 1937, and raised in Sydney. For over 30 years, he was an employee of Transit Cape Breton (formerly Sydney & Whitney Pier Bus Co,). Ross loved his job as a bus driver and made many friends from several generations in Sydney and surrounding areas during his time there. He was truly loved. Left to mourn his passing are his children, Brian (Louise), Blaine (Debbie) and Bob (Kim) grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Kristan, Meagan, Shania, Terri and Sarah sisters, Norma (Jim) Postlewaite, Sydney, Lyle Anthony and Freda Anthony, both of Ottawa brother-in-law, Bill Burton, Sydney and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Shirley, in infancy sister, Frances Burton and brother, Gordie, in infancy. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at United Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Hussey officiating. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

1/2/2011 Sydney on 29/01/1937
Antle James ‘Jim’ Antle CBP 04/10/2011
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of James ‘Jim’ Antle on Oct. 2, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, May 8, 1936, he was the son of the late Raymond and Catherine (Weeks) Antle. Jim and his dog, Molly were well known and loved in the Pier. He served with the cruise ships as a tour guide. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128. Jim enjoyed baseball games, especially the Toronto Blue Jays. He loved playing his guitar and listening and singing country western music. Jim will always be remembered as a kind and caring man. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, especially for his terrific sense of humour. Jim always had a special place in his heart for animals. Jim is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Chris) Emsley, Barrie, Ont.; his sons, Jimmie (Christine), Brockville, Ont., Michael (Sandra), Brampton, Ont. and his dear friend and former wife, Ruby (Furdas) Antle, Barrie, Ont. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kristina (Jay), Kayla, Braden, Cameron, Austin, Michael, Matthew, Patrick and great-grandson, Reiley James. Jim is also survived by his sister, Stash (late Ed) Tell, Toronto, Ont.; brothers, Edward (late Doris), Howie Centre, Gordon (Doreen), Courtenay, B.C., Raymond Jr. (Kay), Sydney; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his son, Bobby and sisters, Mary Bennett and Loretta Jamieson. At Jim’s request there will be no visitation for cremation has taken place. A memorial mass to celebrate the life of Jim Antle will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshment will be served at the Pier Community Funeral Home in the reception area. Interment will take place in Forest Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Palliative Care Society CB Regional Hospital or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
10/2/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 8th, 1936
Appleton Mr. Roy Appleton CBP 11/05/2011
Mr. Roy Appleton, 84, of Glace Bay passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Margaret (Nash) Appleton. He was a self-employed plumber for many years and then up until his retirement he was employed with Cape Breton Development Corp (Devco). He was a member of the Glace Bay Fire Department, was an avid sportsman who played rugby with Caledonia and he was a marathon runner who was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame. He also loved hunting and fishing, but his greatest joy in life was his wife and family which included grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma (MacLeod) Appleton; his only daughter, Blanche (Wilfred) White, Glace Bay; his sons, Roy Jr. (Denise), Brampton, Ont., Allan (Rhonda), Sydney, and Bernie (Melanie Crane), Glace Bay. He is also survived by sisters, Bernice (Bill) Finnigan, Ontario, Audley Nearing (the late Lawrence); brother, Bill (Ricky), Sydney. Also left behind are grandsons, Jeffery Roy and David Robert White, Tommy Burchell; granddaughters, Katie Rose, Katlynn, Kristin, Kaitlyn, Makenna; five great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Dot and Shirley. He was predeceased by brothers, Arnold, Bernie, Tom, sisters, Annie, Dorothy, Edna, Shirley, Joyce, son, Garry, two sons, James and David Wayne in infancy and daughter, Ramona. By request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Salvation Army Citadel with Capt. Kristian Simms officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Reception to follow in Salvation Army Hall. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
5/9/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Appleton Roy ‘Moggy’ Appleton CBP 11/05/2011
Roy 'Moggy' Appleton

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 09/05/2011

Mr. Roy Appleton, 84, of Glace Bay passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Margaret (Nash) Appleton. He was a self-employed plumber for many years and then up until his retirement he was employed with Cape Breton Development Corp (Devco). He was a member of the Glace Bay Fire Department, was an avid sportsman who played rugby with Caledonia and he was a marathon runner who was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame. He also loved hunting and fishing, but his greatest joy in life was his wife and family which included grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma (MacLeod) Appleton his only daughter, Blanche (Wilfred) White, Glace Bay his sons, Roy Jr. (Denise), Brampton, Ont., Allan (Rhonda), Sydney, and Bernie (Melanie Crane), Glace Bay. He is also survived by sisters, Bernice (Bill) Finnigan, Ontario, Audley Nearing (the late Lawrence) brother, Bill (Ricky), Sydney. Also left behind are grandsons, Jeffery Roy and David Robert White, Tommy Burchell granddaughters, Katie Rose, Katlynn, Kristin, Kaitlyn, Makenna five great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Dot and Shirley. He was predeceased by brothers, Arnold, Bernie, Tom, sisters, Annie, Dorothy, Edna, Shirley, Joyce, son, Garry, two sons, James and David Wayne in infancy and daughter, Ramona. By request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Salvation Army Citadel with Capt. Kristian Simms officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Reception to follow in Salvation Army Hall. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

5/9/2011 Glace Bay
Arsenault Bernadette Arsenault CBP 29/10/2011
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Bernadette on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Glace Bay General Hospital with her loving family at her side. Born in Glace Bay, Bernadette was the only daughter of Howard and Elizabeth MacKenzie. She is survived by her daughter, Lori, Victoria Haven; sons, Roger (Lynette), J.B. (Amanda) of Glace Bay and one brother, Howard, of Harbourstone, Sydney. Also surviving are her eight grandchildren, whom she loved dearly; Jocelyn, Desiree, William, Riley, Nicole, Makaila, Adalyn and Kailyn. Bernadette was a stay at home mom, looking after her daughter Lori (39) until her hard fought battle with cancer forced her to place Lori in Victoria Haven. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Billy in 2009. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Cadegan, Dr. D’Intino, Dr. Hafidh and the third floor staff at Glace Bay Hospital as well as the staff of the palliative care unit and cancer clinic in Sydney. Visitation will be held at Patten Funeral Home, Union Street, Sunday, October, 30, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's Catholic Church with Fr. Boone officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
10/26/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Arsenault Peter Frederick Robert Arsenault CBP 18/11/2011
Peter Frederick Robert Arsenault, beloved husband of Kathi and father to Kyle, Arthur and Joey, passed away suddenly on Nov. 11, 2011, at the age of 38 years. Peter is survived by his wife and children whom he adored. He will be lovingly remembered by his father, Arthur (Gwen) Arsenault, Nova Scotia; his sisters, Gina (Wes) Shaw, Onoway, Michele (Frank) Lochli, Airdrie, and Nicole (Jason) Loader, Olds; as well as six nieces and nephews who thought the world of him, Josh, Brittany, Taylor, Jordan, Karissa and Brendan. His memory will be further treasured by a large extended family and many dear friends both in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Peter was predeceased by his grandparents, Fred and Marion Arsenault, Robert and Florence Burke, as well as his mother, Brenda Arsenault and many other loved ones. Peter was born in North Sydney, Aug. 2, 1973. He was raised and schooled in the area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the open water. Peter moved west at the age of 17. He worked in construction until discovering his calling as a boilermaker. Peter was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers local 146. He lived in Calgary and Olds before meeting his wife and soulmate Kathi. Peter was a devoted father and husband he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved camping and spending time in the outdoors. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 St., Olds, Alta., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at 2 p.m. Those who wish to make a contribution to a fund for Peter’s children are welcome to do so at the funeral home. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 St., Olds, Alta., T4H 1B8. Phone 403-556-3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 46 years.
11/11/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Astephen Abraham ‘Abe’ Astephen CBP 15/06/2011
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Abraham ‘Abe’ Astephen, 87, formerly of North Sydney, on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, N.B., where he resided the last number of years. Born in North Sydney, Abe was the son of the late Abraham and Rose (Balah) Astephen. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Canadian Army. He was a businessman and managed the former Sealanes Bingo Hall and later the Centennial Diner in North Sydney. Abe was a former member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 19, and the Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney. Abe is survived by his children, daughter, Adele Kelly, Saint John, and her children Robin and Corey and great-grandchild, Milo; two sons, George, Markham, Ont., and his children, Catherine and Jeannie, and Paul (Yang Yang), Bejing, China, and his son, Jonathan Boudreau; daughter-in-law, Della Astephen, Saint John, and her children, Lynaya McKinley, Sara Astephen and great-grandchildren, Katie and Emily. Also surviving are his two sisters, Margaret Hilcox, Stratford, Ont., and Rose Zukowski, Cornwall, Ont.; also surviving is Louise Astephen and stepson, Lloyd MacIntosh and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David, his brothers, Stephen and Joseph, sisters, Mary MacDonald, Josephine Meers and Adele Barrett. Visitation for Abe will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. A memorial service for Abe will also be held at Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, N.B., at a later date. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
6/12/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Attwood June Marie Attwood CBP 08/10/2011
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, June Marie Attwood, 77, on Oct. 6, 2011, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Josephine (Ranson) McPhee. June was a member of St. Leonard’s parish, a lifetime member of ANAF unit 217, and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She was a homemaker and her past times included bingo, playing cards and spending time in her garden. Her favourite times were spent with her family sharing her cooking, baking and gardening tips. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her ‘kids’ Linda (Joe), Tommy (Isabel), Ricky (Tenie), all of New Waterford, Jody (Helen), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Tommy Jr., Amy Lynn, Jamie, Louise, Gus, Wilfie, Lauren, Melissa, Samantha, Jerimy, Bradyn; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Henry) Burns, Oromocto, N.B.; brother-in-law, Jim Burns, New Waterford; sisters-in-law Gina McPhee, New Waterford and Ada (Joe) MacInnis, Glace Bay; numerous nieces and nephews; loyal companions, her dogs, Molly and Riley. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred, son, Robert, sisters, Margaret MacMullin, Thelma Boutilier, Theresa Petrie, Veronica Whiting, Dolena Burns, brothers, Donald ‘Buddy,’ Wilfred, James ‘Jimmy’ and Bernard, several brothers and sisters-in-law. 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 June will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Army, Navy, Airforce unit 217, New Waterford. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Don’t think of her as gone away Her journey’s just begun Life holds so many treasures.. and this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears In a place of warmth and comfort Where there are no days or years Think how she must be wishing that we could know today, How nothing but our sadness, can really pass away And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched For nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much. Like she always said “it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later.”
10/6/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Aucoin Captain Michael Aucoin CBP 16/04/2011
Captain Michael Aucoin

Passed Away On: 16/04/2011

Captain Michael William J. Aucoin passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pa., USA. Visitation for Captain Michael William J. Aucoin will be held 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The KOC members will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating and Major Jean-Paul Rochefort, Chaplain, con-celebrating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall, all are welcome. Family flowers only please, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the blind, CNIB Donor Services. Online condolences to the Aucoin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca

4/16/2011
Aucoin Captain Michael William J. Aucoin CBP 16/04/2011
Captain Michael William J. Aucoin passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pa., USA. Visitation for Captain Michael William J. Aucoin will be held 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The KOC members will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating and Major Jean-Paul Rochefort, Chaplain, con-celebrating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall, all are welcome. Family flowers only please, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the blind, CNIB Donor Services. Online Condolences to the Aucoin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
4/7/2011
Aucoin Captain Michael William J. Aucoin CBP 09/04/2011
Captain Michael William J. Aucoin, 36, of Etters, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, USA with his devoted, loving wife Lisa at his side. Michael was a Captain in the Canadian Army currently serving as Liaison to the US Army at DDSP/DDRE, Fairview Twp., New Cumberland and had previously served in Bosnia, Herzegovina. He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the precious son of Michael J. and L. Marie (Brown) Aucoin of Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia. He was a graduate of Reserve District High School, Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia and St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to his wife and family, his passions included motorcycles, motorcycle racing and traveling the world. In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving wife Lisa L. Ball, her parents Gord and Carol and brother Ryan, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many, many friends who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joe and Dell Aucoin and his maternal grandparents, William and Louisa Brown. A Military Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland, PA. Viewing will be from 1:30-3:30 pm Monday in the funeral home. There will be an additional Memorial Service at a future date in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Burial will be in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, the Aucoin family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, CNIB Donor Services, 1929 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3E8. To send messages of condolence to Michael's family or for driving directions, please visit www.Parthemore.com.
4/7/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Aucoin Joe Aucoin CBP 18/07/2011
Joe Aucoin, age 81 of Reserve Mines, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Chaisson) Aucoin. Joe lived in Ontario for over 30 years. He retired from the Canadian Military in 1972. Following the military, he then went on to work for London Life and eventually drove school bus in Ontario. He retired to Cape Breton in 1999. Joe was known to be a great story teller. He loved camping, fishing and was an avid Leafs and Blue Jays Fan. Joe is survived by his son, Don (Judith), Ontario; brothers, Gerald, Reserve Mines, George, Newfoundland and two grandchildren, Marc and Matthew. Joe was predeceased by his ex- wife, Hazel Calbury and a sister, Margaret. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the V.J.McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. On line Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
7/12/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Aucoin Shirley Aucoin CBP 03/05/2011
Shirley Aucoin

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 01/05/2011

Shirley Aucoin, 78, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her residence on Brookside Street, Glace Bay. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Grace (Miller) Gilmet. Shirley was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. She graduated from Normal School, Truro, and taught in the Stirling, Malcolm Munroe and Riverview High School. Shirley belonged to the Glace Bay Pensioners Club and the Army/Navy/Airforce, Glace Bay. She loved playing cards, shooting darts, writing letters to family and friends and going shopping. But mostly, Shirley will be remembered as a loving and compassionate mother. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Gerald Wadman), Glace Bay two stepdaughters, Ann Marie (John), New Waterford, Lucille (Joe), Ontario two brothers, Wilfred, Glace Bay, William (Margie), Ontario and one sister, Joyce (Bob), Winnipeg. Also surviving is Shirley's grandchild, Shannon (Vaughn) Ross, Main-a-Dieu one great-grandchild, Jeremy McLean, Glace Bay many nieces, nephews, special niece, Valerie and special friend, Butch Jillett. Shirley was predeceased by her first husband, Earl James Morrison, second husband, James Daniel Aucoin, grandson, Bobby Wadman, four sisters, Alma, Joan, Eva, Rosie and two brothers, Roy, Gordon Victor. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service is Friday morning at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for a reception in St. Mary's Hall. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy for Shirley, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/1/2011 Glace Bay
Avery Callis Avery CBP 21/01/2011
Callis Avery

Born in: Larry's River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 02/08/1919

Passed away in: Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 21/01/2011

Callis Avery, 91, Port Hood, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, in Halifax, surrounded by his children. Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Larry's River, Guysborough Co., he was a son of Peter Hubert and Mary (Pellerine) Avery. Callis was a decorated Merchant Marine, serving in the Second World War and Korean War. He spent many years as a seafarer and then as a painter and carpenter. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Fraser) Avery brothers, John, Robert, Joseph, Leonard and Daniel, and sisters, Anita (Askew), Sabina and Margaret. He will be dearly missed by his sisters, Helen Fennessey, Loretta Richard, and Anna Richard by his children, Michael (Cathy), Daniel (Angela), Susan (Brian) MacDougall, Donald (Judy), Anita (Ken) Dwyer, Leonard (Jane), Margaret Rose (Don) Stewart, Mary Ida (Garth) Hanna, Loretta (Brian) MacDonald. He is survived by his 27 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Special thanks to the staff of 5 East, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QEII, for providing patient and compassionate care during his stay. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 in Port Hood & Area Resting Place. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent van Zutphen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Port Hood & Area Resting Place. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd., Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

1/21/2011 Larry's River, Guysborough Co. on 2/8/1919
Babcock Ruth Althea Babcock CBP 20/04/2011
Ruth Althea Babcock, 87, of New Minas, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at home. Born in Black River, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late David and Jennie (Nowlin) Long. She was employed as a bookkeeper in the Halifax area for several years and was then employed with Fit-Rite Clothiers. She was a former member of the Sydney United Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Madge (Garnet) McPhail-Melanson; two brothers, David and Jim (Lois), both of Black River; a sister-in-law, Doris MacKnight, Fredericton, N.B.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; a sister, Grace Allen. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Mark Shaw officiating. Burial will take place in the Black River Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Black River Community Centre or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
4/17/2011 Black River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Babcock Ruth Babcock CBP 20/04/2011
Ruth Babcock

Born In: Black River, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Ruth Althea Babcock, 87, of New Minas, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at home. Born in Black River, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late David and Jennie (Nowlin) Long. She was employed as a bookkeeper in the Halifax area for several years and was then employed with Fit-Rite Clothiers. She was a former member of the Sydney United Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Madge (Garnet) McPhail-Melanson two brothers, David and Jim (Lois), both of Black River a sister-in-law, Doris MacKnight, Fredericton, N.B. several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold a sister, Grace Allen. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Mark Shaw officiating. Burial will take place in the Black River Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Black River Community Centre or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

****************************** Theresa Gillis - 80 yrs, Sydney - Mary Theresa Gillis was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah A. (MacDonald) Gillis.

4/17/2011 Black River
Bailey Edwin (Eddie) Bailey CBP 08/04/2011
Edwin (Eddie) Bailey, 73, of Sydney Mines, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sydney Mines on Oct. 20, 1937, Eddie was the son of the late Edwin and Margaret (Rateau) Bailey. He is survived by his loving ‘Sweetsie’ Ella (Woods); daughter, Darlene (David); grandson, Tristan, Halifax; stepson, Kenny (Jennifer); brother, John (Marlene), North Sydney; sisters, Barbara (David) Martin, Sydney Mines and Sheila Luker, George’s River, and several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Chubbs Forrest, and Jimmy MacIntyre, for the kindness and friendship shown to Eddie over the years. Besides his parents, Eddie was predeceased by a sister, Betty MacIntyre and brothers, Joseph, Claudie and Henry. At Eddie’s request, 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 celebration of Eddie’s life will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the service. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfunerlahome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
4/6/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: October 20th, 1937
Baillieul George Baillieul CBP 04/04/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our extraordinary husband, father, grandfather and friend, George Baillieul at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on April 2, 2011. George was the son of the late Charles Wesley Baillieul, Melville and Annie Christina Morrison, Point Tupper. George will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to his family, his positive attitude, his sense of humour, and his ability to fix almost anything. As an industrial arts teacher, he was the original ‘Mr. Fix-It’, with a weekly CBC-Sydney television show in the 1960s called “On the Level”. George was principal of the Ashby Industrial Arts Home Economics Complex from 1969-88 when he retired. He was a past-president of the Nova Scotia Industrial Arts Association, and a proud member of the Retired Teachers bowling team. George was predeceased by his first wife, Eileen (Dickie), his daughter, Marilyn Baillieul and his brothers, John and Roy. He will be forever missed and cherished by his wife, Sarah ‘Bunnie’ (MacPherson) and his children, Nan Millette (Philippe), London, Eng., and Doha, Qatar, David Baillieul (Freda), Halifax, Wendie Baillieul Smith (Maitland), Abbotsford; and John Baillieul, Sydney. He will always be loved by his grandchildren, Benjamin, Justin and Vincent Millette, England; Robert and Kristine Baillieul, Toronto and St. John’s; and Ceilidh and Mac Smith, Abbotsford. His grandchildren will fondly remember Grandpa Georgie’s unique way of thinking to solve any problem, and his love of music, campfires and pillow fights. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Margaret Farran, Toronto, and Dorothy (Don) McIntosh, Bridgetown; his cousin, Rhoda (Baillieul) Dickson, Catalone as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nurses who cared for George over the past few months. Special thanks to Dr. Shehzad, Dr. Wong, Dr. Gowan, the staff of 4B, and the staff of An Cala. The family is very grateful to Rev. Wade Reppert, and the many relatives, neighbours and friends who called and visited from home and away during his illness. There will be no visitation upon request. A celebration of his life will be held at First United Church, Whitney Avenue on Wednesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the An Cala unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, First United Church, Sydney or a charity of your choice. Online Condolencesmay be sent to our web page at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com.
4/2/2011 Canada Born: November 9th, 1929
Baker Stella Baker CBP 02/12/2011
Our beloved mother, Stella Baker, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Northside Guest Home, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Jesso) LeRoy. A most caring and loving mother, wife and grandmother, her life was devoted to us, her children. Referred to as an angel on earth, now an angel in heaven. Stella was a devout catholic and member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her children, Joan Sproul, Rose (Wayne) Fraser, both of Sydney Mines, Theresa Carroll, Catalone, Tommy (Cathy), Black Rock, Bonnie (Leo) Campbell, North Sydney; her daughter-in-law, Kay Baker; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Manny Baker; her son, Jimmy; brothers, Johnny and Harry; sisters, Mary Thorne, Frances Power, Lily MacDonald and Rita Hominic. Many thanks to Dr. Mary Hutchison and the nurses and staff of the Northside Guest Home, for their care and nurturing of our mother. She loved you all! Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill, officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Kidney Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
11/30/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Balah Catherine Wilma Balah CBP 15/11/2011
A family’s history is wrapped up in the heart of their mother, the source of the world’s most profound love. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Catherine Wilma Balah, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, Wilma was the daughter of the late Martin and Nora (Hart) Gillis. She graduated in 1947 from Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing. She worked in Boston at Beth Israel Hospital before returning to North Sydney to work at St. Elizabeth Hospital until her retirement. Wilma’s greatest joy was the time spent with her husband Lloyd, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Her remarkable sense of family and kindness was engendered by her loving parents, as well as her strong bond with her brothers and sisters. Wilma was a woman whose quiet, gentle strength helped shape the lives of her family and friends. A kind and devoted nurse, Wilma’s life calling was in the helping of others which she did peacefully and with incredible grace. In later life, Wilma cherished her time with her husband, Lloyd, editing his book “Stories of a River.” She was an avid gardener and reader and enjoyed knitting, making lovely gifts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Especially important to her were her daily walks with Lloyd and her dear sister Rosaire. She was blessed to have the ever faithful support of her children, especially her son Lloyd Jr. Wilma was a woman who brought joy and grace to the world and her legacy will be forever continued in the hearts of her family members. Wilma was a devout member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Wilma is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd Balah; her five daughters, Theresa (Alan) MacLeod, Sydney, Cathy (Daniel Fraser), Alder Point, Rosanne (Mike) Speckert, Helen (Joe) Felstein, both of Newmarket, Ont., Noreen (Steven Stewart), Alymer, Que.; her four sons, David (Nancy), Sydney Mines, Martin (Kathy), St. Catharines, Ont., Gerard (Patricia), Newmarket, and Lloyd, at home; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her brothers, Rev. Joseph Gillis, Big Pond, Barry (Camie) Gillis, Ron (Nita) Gillis, both of North Sydney; her sisters, Rosaire (John) Young, North Sydney, Jeannie (Urs) Schweizer, Brooks, Alta., Florence (Allan) Gillis and Bernadette MacDougall, both of Antigonish; and also numerous nieces and nephews. Wilma was predeceased by sisters, Mary Gillis and Ann Regina Gillis in infancy, brothers-in-law, Charles MacDougall and Leroy MacDonald. Visitation for Wilma will be held from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Joe Gillis and Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. “Sleep softly mother in the light of our Lord”
11/12/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Balah David Lloyd Balah CBP 20/12/2011
“They that love beyond the world, cannot be separated. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can spirits ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine principle; the root and record of their friendship. Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.” — William Penn. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of David Lloyd Balah, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather and uncle on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Lloyd joins his beloved wife of 58 years, Wilma, in heaven’s embrace. Born and raised in North Sydney, Lloyd was the son of the late David and Marguerite (Hatcher) Balah. In his youth, Lloyd spent many happy years fishing with his father along the banks of the Margaree River. Lloyd studied for a short time at St. Mary’s Boys School in Halifax, before returning to North Sydney and running a business with his father. In later years, Lloyd settled into a happy family life with his wife Wilma and their nine children. He was also instrumental in the lives of many Northside youth who visited the arcade he owned and operated. Lloyd was also a devout member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. He was also an original founding member of the Father William Kiely Council of the Knights of Columbus in North Sydney and served for 58 years. Lloyd was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Lloyd was a wonderful father, whose happiest moments were spent surrounded by family, in cheerful chaos. His profound love of music, which he studied as a youth with his Uncle Moses Balah, was always present in his home. This appreciation of the arts is a legacy he has left to four generations of family. A creative man, Lloyd found great joy in writing, carrying a notebook for when inspiration struck. He was especially fulfilled by the preparation of his book “Stories Of A River.” The book was truly a labour of love, completed with his editor and partner, Wilma at his side. Lloyd enjoyed quiet time with Wilma, going for walks with his faithful companion Mr. Buttons and spending time with his devoted son Lloydie. He enjoyed frequent visits from family and friends. His devotion and care for his wife Wilma served as a testament to the depth of their love. Lloyd is survived by his nine children, daughters, Theresa (Alan) MacLeod, Sydney, Cathy (Daniel Fraser), Alder Point, Rosanne (Mike) Speckert, Helen (Joe) Felstein, both of Newmarket, Ont., Noreen (Steven Stewart), Alymer, Que.; sons, David (Nancy), Sydney Mines, Martin (Kathy), St. Catharines, Gerard (Patricia), Newmarket and Lloyd, at home. Also surviving are his 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Wilma (Gillis) Balah on Nov. 12, 2011, and his two sisters, Helen Dunn and Agnes Westhaver, an infant brother, Habib and infant grandson, Jacob Christopher Felstein. Visitation for Lloyd will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Joseph Gillis officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
12/18/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ball Charles 'Charlie' Ball CBP 12/01/2011
Charles 'Charlie' Ball

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 30/07/1941

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 10/01/2011

It is with great sadness, that we the family, announce the passing of Charles Frederick 'Charlie' Ball on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit, Sydney, N.S. with his devoted loving wife, Ann by his side. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Charles and Virginia 'Jean' (MacKillop) Ball. Charlie began his career with Schwartz in the furniture business, then after many years he went on to own and operate Charlie-Joe's Furniture store, with his business partner Joe Burke, until his retirement. Three years ago he became a sales representative with Robertson's Candy from Truro, being known to many as "Candy Man". He enjoyed being with his many friends, especially his Wednesday night poker club, Saturday lunches and his morning coffee buddies. Charlie was an avid hockey fan, enjoying the Cape Breton Oilers, Screaming Eagles and his Montreal Canadiens "Go Habs Go". Charlie enjoyed traveling, especially their yearly trips to York Beach, Maine. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he survived by his wife, Ann (MacIsaac) daughter, Amber (David) Ritcey, Truro granddaughter, Addison Charley - "the light of his life" and his buddy Nealy - a chocolate labrador retriever. Also survived by his brothers, Gary (Olive), Kenneth (Irene) sister, Donna sisters-in-law, Margie Flemming, Linda MacIsaac, Francine (Donald) Fraser and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of S. W. Chant & Son Funeral Home. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. At the United Protestant Church of Sydney River with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Reception will be held following the service. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Charlie's memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the VON. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…

1/10/2011 Sydney on 30/7/1941
Ball Erma (Pledge) Ball CBP 21/04/2011
Erma (Pledge) Ball

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 20/03/1940

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 19/04/2011

After living with cancer for over 20 years, Erma lost the battle on April 19, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born March 20, 1940 on St. Peters Road to Fred and Jessie Pledge (MacLeod), she married Cyril (Peter) Ball in 1983. Erma is survived by her son, Sean McIntyre (Brenda) of St. Catharines, Ont., son, John McIntyre (Eileen) of Sydney, N.S. and daughter, Linda Ardelli (Peter Primeau) of Leitches Creek, N.S. She is also survived by her sisters, Isabel MacLean (Jack) and Rebecca Cummings (Al) sister-in-law, Joan Pledge stepson, David Ball (Sharlene) granddaughters, Chloe, Nicole and Kiara (Steve) and step-grandchildren Darryl and Josie. Erma was predeceased by her husband, Cyril brothers, John and Fred Pledge sister, Phyllis Meade and sisters-in-law, Gene and Agnes. Erma will be remembered for her years of volunteer work at Loaves & Fishes and the Cancer Treatment Centre at the regional hospital. Many years were spent bringing a smile to the patients and staff, as she served lunch. Joining the original members of the Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat Team, Erma paddled and competed with the group for years. Always a smile, a joke and an uplifting attitude about life in general, she was a pleasure to be around. It goes without saying, she will be truly missed. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A memorial to celebrate Erma's life will take place at St. Andrew's United Church in Sydney on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat Team (capebreastoners.ca), the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A private burial will take place later.

4/19/2011 Sydney on 20/03/1940
Bardswich Ardellice 'Dell' (Sweet) Bardswich CBP 02/09/2011
Ardellice 'Dell' (Sweet) BardswichPassed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: August 30th, 2011Ardellice Lucille Bardswich, 93, passed away on her birthday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Arborstone Enhanced Care Facility in Halifax. She was the daughter of the late Rufus and Carolyne (Williams) Sweet. Dell married Anthony Bardswich in 1940.She was a loving mother to her son, William and his wife, Marie, Sudbury, Ont. and her daughter, Amelia Curran (the late ‘Doc’), Little Bay, Nfld. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michelle (Colin), Paul (Natasha), Mark, David (Amber), Cyndy, John and Connie (Garame) and her great-grandchildren, Laura, Julia, Jennifer, Jessica, Colin, Katrina, Jacob, Ciran and Ronan. She will be sadly missed by her sister, and best friend, Prudy Leslie and her brother, Victor. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony in 2000 and by four sisters and six brothers.The family wishes to thank the staff at Arborstone Enhanced Care, her family doctor, Doug Kohlsmith, Sydney Mines and her many neighbours and friends. Visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/30/2011
Barnes Raymond Allan Barnes CBP 22/10/2011
At the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (Bracebridge site) on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 in his 77th year. Raymond Allan Barnes beloved husband of Margaret Mary Barnes (nee Drake) of Gravenhurst. Beloved father of Kim Barnes (Hans Marschdorf) of Port Sydney and Rebecca Rae Barnes of Waterdown. Beloved brother of Frank (Joan) Barnes and Dennis (Valerie) Barnes. Loving grandfather of Sydney Rae and Kennedy Nell. At the request of Mr. Barnes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the W. J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. A time to share memories and Celebrate the Life of Raymond Barnes will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. As an expression of your sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank, New Waterford, N.S. “Ray has gone Fishing….Harry has the chalk…” Messages of condolence of may be left at www.cavillfuneralhome.com.
10/20/2011
Barrett Abram 'Abe' Barrett CBP 26/04/2011
Abram 'Abe' Barrett

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Brantford, Ontario, Canada Passed Away On: 25/04/2011

Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of Bess (nee Maidment). Loving father of Mark (Tammy), Todd (Marielle), Craig, and David (Melissa). Cherished poppa of Elizabeth, Jesse, Raymond, Robbie and Caitlin. Survived by his brothers, Bill (Florence), George (Mae), Don (Shirley) and Ken (Linda) his sisters, Mary McDougall and Verda MacKenzie and by his sister-in-law, Ethel Barrett. Predeceased by his siblings, Max, Sarah, Joe, Jim and Annie. Abram is also fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private family services. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Parkinson Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home, www.corbettfuneralhome.ca.

4/25/2011 Nova Scotia
Barrett Anna Mary Barrett CBP 07/11/2011
With sadness, the family announce the passing of Anna Mary Barrett at the Glace Bay Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Born in Lourdes, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John Archibald MacIsaac of Grand River and Annie (Young) Lejeune of Clam Bank Cove, N.L. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a life-long member of Holy Redeemer Church in Whitney Pier. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Laurier Barrett, sons, Wayne (the late Karen Hawco), Robert (the late Theresa Martin), daughter-in-law, Barbara Kane Barrett, grandchildren, Deanna, Robert, and Susan Barrett, Paul Warner, sisters, Sarah Hynes and Angela Sweeney, and brothers, John, Alexander, Hugh, William, Daniel and Angus. Surviving are sons, Donald (Tish), Dennis (Viola), Ross (Valerie); daughters, Mary (the late Charles Warner), Diane (John) MacDonald; daughter-in-law Gloria Barrett; as well as 19 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation by request, a private family service has been held. Donations in her memory may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund. Online Condolences may be sent to www.twcurry.com.
11/5/2011 Lourdes, Newfoundland, Canada
Barrett Ruth (Steele) Barrett CBP 16/05/2011
Ruth (Steele) Barrett was born Jan. 22, 1925, to Charles and Florence Steele of Whitney Pier. Married June 19, 1946, at Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier to George Henry Barrett (deceased March 5, 2007) in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ruth spent many months of each year in Florida and California where her daughters, Paulette Barrett-Matson and Deborah Barrett-Hess live. She is survived by her brother, Wendell Keith Steele; and sister, Olive Steele-Smith; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Paulette and Henry Matson, Deborah and Bruce Hess and two grandchildren, Holly Hess and Brandon Hess. Ruth peacefully passed away April 4, 2011, of complications from a stroke. A joint memorial service will be held by the family for both Ruth and George Barrett on May 21, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church, 2583 Hillside Rd., Marion Bridge. Condolences may be sent to pmatson@charter.net.
4/4/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 22nd, 1925
Barrett Ruth (Steele) Barrett CBP 16/05/2011
Ruth (Steele) Barrett   Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 22/01/1925   Passed Away On: 04/04/2011   Ruth (Steele) Barrett was born Jan. 22, 1925, to Charles and Florence  Steele of Whitney Pier. Married June 19, 1946, at Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier to  George Henry Barrett (deceased March 5, 2007) in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ruth spent many months of each year in Florida and California where  her daughters, Paulette Barrett-Matson and Deborah Barrett-Hess live.  She is survived by her brother, Wendell Keith Steele; and sister,  Olive Steele-Smith; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Paulette and  Henry Matson, Deborah and Bruce Hess and two grandchildren, Holly  Hess and Brandon Hess. Ruth peacefully passed away April 4, 2011, of complications from a stroke. A joint memorial service will be held by the family for both Ruth and  George Barrett on May 21, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church, 2583  Hillside Rd., Marion Bridge. Condolences may be sent to pmatson@charter.net  
4/4/2011 Whitney Pier, On: 22/01/1925
Barrett William "Bill" Lawrence Barrett CBP 28/01/2011
William "Bill" Lawrence Barrett - June 28, 1936-Dec 19, 2010 - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Bill Barrett at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 12 pm, one hour prior to the memorial service. A celebration of life for Billy Barrett will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chant's Funeral Homes.
12/19/2010
Barrett William 'Bill' Barrett CBP 27/01/2011
William 'Bill' Barrett

Born on: 28/06/1936

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 19/12/2010

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Bill Barrett at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 12 p.m one hour prior to the memorial service. A celebration of life for Billy Barrett will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

12/19/2010 28/6/1936
Barrington Franklyn Barrington CBP 20/05/2011
Franklyn Barrington   Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 18/05/2011   Franklyn Marie Barrington, of Calder Court,  Sydney, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at  the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, Franklyn was the daughter of the  late Max and Helen (McDonald) MacDonald. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; sons, Kelly  (David) and Kirby (Michelle); grandson, Kyle. Franklyn was predeceased by her son, Keith. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will  be held at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Saturday  11 a.m., with Rev. Donald MacGillivary  officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.  
5/18/2011 Sydney
Barrington Franklyn Marie Barrington CBP 20/05/2011
Franklyn Marie Barrington, of Calder Court, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, Franklyn was the daughter of the late Max and Helen (McDonald) MacDonald. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; sons, Kelly (David) and Kirby (Michelle); grandson, Kyle. Franklyn was predeceased by her son, Keith. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
5/18/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Basque Frances Marie Basque CBP 27/05/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom, grandmother, aunt and sister, Frances Marie Basque, surrounded by her loving family and friends at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck, N.S. Born in Wagmatcook, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Mary Rose (Pierro) Basque. Marie was a caring, kind and classy lady who would comfort you in need and always had kind words of wisdom. Marie loved music, karaoke, TV bingo and especially looking out for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, now known as the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha parish in Wagmatcook. She was well known for her baking, cooking and family gatherings and always had many visitors to drop in for some tea. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Jo Peck-Isadore, Priscilla (Isadore) Googoo and Fallon Isadore, all of Wagmatcook; her son, Travis Isadore (Amanda), Paqtnkek; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one godchild, Anthony Peck; numerous nieces and nephews and one surviving aunt, Christina Aucoin of Sydney River. Also left in mourning are her siblings, sisters, Bridget (Frederick), Brenda, Sophie; brothers, Charles, Samuel, Wilfred, Michael, Carl, all of Wagmatcook, Brian of Ottawa, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Isadore, two children, Gloria and Daryl grandchildren, Vanessa, Nilan and Cyndi Joy Peck, two brothers, Frederick and Simon Jr., two sisters, Janey and Christy Ann (Freeman Francis) and most recent her son-in-law, Alex R. Googoo. The wake will begin at 2 p.m. May 28 at Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Center. The funeral will be held Monday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at The Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Church with Fr. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial will be at the Queen of the World Cemetery. After the service, a feast and salit'e will followed at the Wagmatcook Culture Center. On behalf of Marie's children, we would like to thank the staff at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Genge, Dr. Chow and Dr. Ritter. Special thanks to Mary C. Pierro, Angela Pierro, Allison Peck, Anna K. Pierro and Scott Noble, all were there for Marie. Extended thanks to the Wagmatcook Health Center who provided care prior to Marie's illness. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
5/25/2011 Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 21st, 1945
Bates Adrian Bernard Bates CBP 18/04/2011
Adrian Bernard Bates

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Sydney River, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 16/04/2011

Adrian Bernard Bates of Sydney River passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at the Cape Breton Regional hospital. Born in Sydney, N.S., he was a son of the late John and Beatrice (Peters) Bates of Whitney Pier. Adrian is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence (Williams). He was always proud to talk about his family and will be sorely missed by his nine surviving children, 33 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Adrian is survived by sons, Bernie (Gail) Oshawa, Ont., Kenny (Jean), Sydney River, N.S., Paul (Pearl), Oshawa, Ont., Don (Muriel), Port Hope, Ont., Brian (Sue Anne), Upper Sackville, N.S. and daughters, Linda (Kevin) Costello, Erin, Ont., Karen (Leonard) LeLievre, Oshawa, Ont., Julie (Terry) LeLievre, Coxheath, N.S., Priscella (James) Matheson, Heatherton, N.S. He is also survived by brother, Ivan (Florence), Sydney, N.S. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son Vincie, brother, Art, Mike, and Harold, sisters, Bernette Dye, Faustina Harriet, Clare Burt, Mamie Hanrahan and Florence Chaisson. Adrian proudly served his country from September 1943 - September 1946. In the Second World War he served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany as a member of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was a bricklayer by trade and worked on many projects including the Sydney River Fire Station, Port Hawkesbury Hospital residence, Port Hawkesbury High School, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, St Rita's Hospital, Sydney City Hospital, CN Port aux Basques ferry terminal, and the original Our Lady of Fatima Church, where he had been a member ever since. He worked as a bricklayer at the Sydney steel plant for many years and built many fireplaces and chimneys in the Cape Breton area. He was also a member of the original Sydney River Volunteer Fire Department. In his later years he was an active member of Spanish River Seniors Club and the Cape Breton Seniors Council. He received an appreciation award for 15 years of voluntary service for Meals on Wheels. In 2002 he was awarded the Remarkable Seniors Award at the Seniors' 50 + Expo in Halifax for community involvement. Adrian was a member of Branch 151 East Bay Legion and served as the sergeant at arms for 15 years. He loved to spend time with family and friends, always ready for a friendly game of cards. The family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the excellent support and care provided by the staff at the Coronary Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fr. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at twcurry.com.

4/16/2011 Sydney
Bates Alexander 'Alex' Bates CBP 19/01/2011
Alexander 'Alex' Bates

Born in: Bateston, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Bateston, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 17/01/2011

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Alex Bates, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Born in Bateston, he was the son of the late Austin and Alice (O'Neil) Bates. Alex was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception parish, and an honorary member of the Bateston Athletic Club. He was a quadriplegic for 50 years after a car accident. Alex enjoyed life, spending time with family and listening to fiddle music and watching horseracing. Alex is survived by his brother, Jim (Williamena) Bates sisters, Marie White, Eileen Boutilier, all of Bateston, Susan MacDonald, North Sydney, Theresa MacDonald, Rita Bates, both of Sydney sister-in-law, Iris Bates brother-in-law, Tom Wilcox as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Alice Wilcox, brothers, Dave, John (Helen), Herman, Gerard and three siblings in infancy. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/17/2011 Bateston
Bates Alexander B. Bates CBP 18/01/2011
Alexander B. Bates 76, Bateston

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Alex Bates, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Maina-Dieu. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20 in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Complete obituary will be in Wednesday's edition of the Post. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of … Chant's Funeral Homes.

1/17/2011
Bates Jim Bates CBP 04/11/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and good friend, Jim Bates on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 19, 1942, he was the son of the late Austin and Alice (O’Neil) Bates. Jim was an active member of his community. He was a founding member of the Bateston Athletic Club for 42 years and a member of the Bateston Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years serving as chief for the last 24 years. He worked for Reeves Homes, Parks Canada, and was a fisherman before his employment with the Canadian Coast Guard for the last 28 years until his illness. He was awarded the Medal of Bravery in June 2002. Jim took great pride in his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. Jim was a man of great kindness and love, with a great faith in God and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu. Left to mourn are his wife of 43 years, Williamina (Spencer); sons, James (Carol Ann), Port Morien, Kelly (Sharry), Bateston, Scott (Adell), Albert Bridge, Shawn (Ashley), Lloydminster; grandchildren, Brian, Robyn, Austin, Brandon, Connor, Corey, Chase, Daneeka and Spencer. He is also survived by his sisters, Marie White, Eileen Boutilier, both of Bateston, Susan MacDonald, North Sydney, Theresa MacDonald, Rita Bates, both of Sydney; sister-in-law, Iris Bates; brother-in-law, Tom Wilcox; mother-in-law, Josepha (Locke) Spencer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Alice Wilcox, brothers, Dave, John, (Helen), Herman, Gerard, Alex, brothers-in-law, Lloyd, Sonny, Wilfred and Ferdie, father-in-law, Bill Spencer and three siblings in infancy. We, the family, extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff in the palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, for your compassion and care for Jim and the family during this difficult time. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who visited, sent cards and shared stories that brightened his day. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, with Fr. Raj officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
11/3/2011
Bates Martin Bates CBP 12/07/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Martin Bates passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Glace Bay. Born in Glace Bay, Martin was the son of the late Martin I. and Annie Mae (Arsenault) Bates. Martin was a devote Catholic. He was a graduate of St. Michael High School, Glace Bay. He was a graduate of St. Xavier College, Antigonish. Martin began his teaching career as a special education resource teacher, teaching at Our Lady of Peace in Hamilton, Ont. He taught for 11 years as a special educator at Holy Name of Jesus in Hamilton, Ont. and retired in 2007. Martin coached many basketball, soccer and flag football teams. He was involved in local community organizations and Christmas charities. Martin was the recipient of the Directors Award of Distinction in 2004. He had a great sense of humour. Martin was a family man and will be greatly missed by all. Martin will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Mira (Intihar); daughters, Tatyana (David) Lauzon, Williams Lake, B.C., Rosalie Ann Bates, Hamilton, Ont.; sons, Danny and Matthew, both of Hamilton, Ont.; cherished granddaughters, Miyah and Amirah; brothers, William (Shirley), Edward, sisters, Patsy Morrison, twin to Martin, Marie (Stuart Murphy), Theresa Grant, Martha Green and Leone (Sheldon Brown), all of Glace Bay. Besides his parents, Martin was predeceased by brother-in-law, Harold Grant, father and mother-in-law, Sreko and Rosailey Intihar. Visitation for Martin Bates will be held Wednesday, July 13, 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. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church foyer. Donations in Martin’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences to the Bates family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. “Don't worry, it will all work out”
7/9/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Baxter Kathryn Baxter CBP 26/08/2011
Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., daughter of the late Thelma and Gordon Ross. Kathryn was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. A graduate of Morrison Glace Bay High School and Acadia University. In her early years Kathryn was an administrative assistant with House Hold Finance Sydney, and a relocation sales associate for Prudential Realty. She was a member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. A community volunteer, an avid gardener spending many hours in her garden and had a great passion for travel. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Baxter and Robert Baxter, Saint John; sister, Karen Moffatt (Robert), Charlottetown, P.E..I; sister-in-law, Roberta Mott (Lester), Saint John; grandchildren, John and Emily Baxter, Quispamsis and Kate Higson, Saint John. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Robert Baxter and daughter, Wendy Karyn Baxter. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (506-634-7424) with visiting on Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Brenan's Chapel on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the intensive care staff of the Saint John Regional Hospital for their professional and compassionate care. Online Condolences and remembrances may be placed at www.brenansfh.com.
8/24/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Beaton Margaret ‘Eileen’ Beaton CBP 30/08/2011
Margaret ‘Eileen’ Beaton, 92, of Halifax, formerly of Oromocto, N.B., passed away peacefully at Arbourstone Enhanced Care on Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Born in Port Hawkesbury on Cape Breton Island, Eileen was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary ‘Lillian’ (MacDonald) Beaton. Eileen was a graduate of the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing class of 1941. During the war years she was a nurse on the Foreign Merchant Marine’s Ward. Later she was a public health nurse in the Halifax area, prior to joining the Royal Canadian Medical Corps in 1956. Eileen’s passion was nursing and she was grateful for all the opportunities the army offered her; the training for excellence, the team work approach based on strong leadership, getting the job done right with compassion and often humour, comradery and professionalism of the forces. She thrived in this environment. Eileen travelled all over Europe and Canada and rose to the rank of captain. She became the senior nurse (the Matron) of the Gagetown Base Hospital and later the assistant director of nursing at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Between 1962 and 1963 Eileen’s older sister, Rita MacLean and her husband died leaving one child and three teenagers. Eileen acquired an instant family. She assumed complete responsibility of “the kids,” Rita, Mona, Dave and Mike. So there we were, Eileen and the four MacLeans on Scouller Street, Oromocto. No challenge was too daunting for Nursing Sister Beaton. They say as God closes a door, He opens a window, so Eileen’s private life and the sports car went out the door, the “bigger” second hand Hilman to carry “the kids” to church and hockey practice appeared in Eileen’s driveway on Scouller Street. Though not with out its challenges (and Eileen always said she loved a challenge) she often said these were the best years of her life. She had a profession, a full time family and the best neighbours in the world, and yes she always looked after her neighbours and those dear people watched out for Eileen too. After Eileen retired from the forces in 1979 she was appointed the Head Nurse of Women’s Medical Surgery at the O.P.H. She continued making life long friends at the hospital. What a wonderful group of friends she found there. The “Kids” were gone, the cats were replaced by the firmly entrenched Bassets and Eileen was on the road for reunions, dog shows, card games, and senior bus trips, she was never home. Eileen and her sisters always made a point of getting together. Laney reunions, trips to North Sydney, or the “shack” in Neil’s Harbour and the condo in Halifax, the Beaton sisters never lost touch. Eileen was often on the phone to her brother Ernie and his family in Coquiltlam, BC. The statement “the family is forever” was not just a sweet expression on a greeting card, it is part of the Beaton sisters legacy. Eileen moved to Halifax in 1998. The years caught up with her and her health began to fail. The golden years were not so golden she would sometimes say. But as Eileen’s world became smaller the bonds of family and friendships grew stronger. Through it all Eileen never gave up her quiet dignity. God took her away quietly, she was not alone, she was not afraid. Eileen was predeceased by her sisters, Rita (Frank) MacLean, of Sydney, N.S., Frances (Paul) Laney of North Sydney, N.S. and her brother, J. Ernest Beaton and his former wife, Hilda Beaton of Coquiltam, B.C. and David MacLean formerly of Sydney and Oromocto, N.B. She is survived by her loving sister, T. “Mona” Beaton of Halifax; her nieces, Mona MacLean of Halifax, Rita MacLean (Alan) Laney of Toronto and nephew, Michael MacLean (Margaret MacKinnon) of Toronto. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31st from 2-4 p.m. in Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral mass to be held Thursday, Sept. 1st from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Oromocto, N.B., Rev. Ken Weir officiating. Interment in St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Oromocto Food Bank or the Nova Scotia Alzheimer’s Society. A very special thank you to the staff at Arbourstone Enhanced Care for their wonderful care of Eileen. As well thank you to Dr. Marilyn Bell, Solange, Annette and most especially Paul Laney. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com.
8/25/2011 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Beck Howard Beck CBP 15/11/2011
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of Howard Beck on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at home. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary (Bagnell) Beck. Howard is survived by his siblings, Louise (Peter) Ronco, Quebec, Phillip Beck, Judy (Jeff) Garland, Ontario, Cindy Beck, Sydney, George Beck, Quebec, Sharon Beck (Courtney Hogan), Scotchtown, Dawn (John) Yanez, Florida; many nieces and nephews; as well close friends, Marla Murphy and Jim Sanders, Hamilton, Ont. Besides his parents, Howard was predeceased by his brother, baby Beck in infancy and his sister, Heather. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, 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. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Flowers appreciated or donations in Howard’s memory may be made to the AIDS Collation. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/11/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Beck Mary Beck CBP 14/06/2011
It is with great sadness and deep regret that we, the family announce the passing of Mary Beck on Monday, June 13, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Pottie) Bagnell. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, who will be missed by all her knew her. She was the glue that kept her family together. She was an awesome cook and baker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her little man, Tyler. Mary is survived by her loving children, Louise (Peter) Ronco, Phillip Beck, Judy (Jeff) Garland, Howard Beck, Cindy Beck, George (Mariette) Beck, Sharon Beck (Courtney), Dawn (John) Yanez; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers, Tom (Odile) Bagnell, Bob (Rikki) Bagnell; goddaughter, Pat Remy; many nieces and nephews; as well as her lifelong best friend, Helen (Glenmore) Neal. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd (2005), her daughter, Heather Beck, a son in infancy, granddaughter, Sherry Ann Marks, sister, Hilda, brothers, John and Alonzo (Lonnie) Bagnell. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, June 15) at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton palliative care unit, regional hospital or flowers will be appreciated. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/13/2011 Sydney
Bedecki Lynda Bedecki CBP 21/05/2011
Lynda Bedecki   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   It is with saddened hearts that we announce the  unexpected passing of a wonderful wife, mother,  sister and friend. Lynda passed away at the Glace  Bay Hospital on Friday May 20, 2011 after long  courageous battles with many serious ailments. At  her time of passing, Lynda's loving family was at  her side. Born in Glace Bay in 1962, she was the daughter  of Violet (York) and the late Neil James MacNeil. Lynda graduated from St. Michael's High School in  Glace Bay and finished first in her nursing class  at the City Hospital School of Nursing, Sydney,  N.S. After attaining her R.N. Diploma Lynda  nursed in our area hospitals until the time she  began her family. Prior to her many illnesses Lynda lived life to  the fullest, she had a real passion for  gardening, camping and the outdoors, enjoying  beaches, swimming and soaking up the sun, she was  also a very dedicated 'Hockey Mom' taking great  pleasure in the accomplishments of her 'boys'  whom she loved dearly. She also enjoyed dancing,  knitting and playing 45's at the Pensioners'  Club. Lynda was a very strong person; she would  always be more concerned about the other patients  while she was hospitalized. She will be sadly missed by her husband Kenny;  sons Kenny, Kyle and Kris; her mother Violet  MacNeil, all of Glace Bay; brothers Neil (Linda),  Nictaux, Wayne (Mary), Hammonds Plains; sisters  Violet (Richard) Daigle, Irene (Gussie) Seward  both of Glace Bay; numerous nieces, nephews,  cousins and friends. Visitation for Lynda Bedecki will be held Sunday,  2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,  16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will  be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 at St.  Anne's Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Leo Boone  officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church  foyer, all are welcome. In honoring Lynda's wishes cremation will take  place with interment to follow at a later date. Donations in Lynda's memory may be made to the  Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Online condolences to the Bedecki family are  available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.  
5/20/2011 Glace Bay
Bedecki Lynda Darlene Bedecki CBP 24/05/2011
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. Lynda passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital on Friday May 20, 2011, after long, courageous battles with many serious ailments. At her time of passing, Lynda’s loving family was at her side. Born in Glace Bay in 1962, she was the daughter of Violet (York) and the late Neil James MacNeil. Lynda graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Glace Bay, and finished first in her nursing class at the City Hospital School of Nursing, Sydney, N.S. After attaining her RN diploma, Lynda nursed in our area hospitals until the time she began her family. Prior to her many illnesses, Lynda lived life to the fullest. She had a real passion for gardening, camping and the outdoors, enjoying beaches, swimming and soaking up the sun, she was also a very dedicated ‘hockey mom’ taking great pleasure in the accomplishments of her ‘boys’ whom she loved dearly. She also enjoyed dancing, knitting and playing 45’s at the Pensioners’ Club. Lynda was a very strong person; she would always be more concerned about the other patients while she was hospitalized. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Kenny; sons, Kenny, Kyle and Kris; her mother, Violet MacNeil, all of Glace Bay; brothers, Neil (Linda), Nictaux, Wayne (Mary), Hammonds Plains; sisters, Violet (Richard) Daigle, Irene (Gussie) Seward, both of Glace Bay; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation for Lynda Bedecki was held Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass was celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, May 23 at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A luncheon followed in the church foyer. In honoring Lynda’s wishes, cremation will take place with interment to follow at a later date. Donations in Lynda’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Online Condolences to the Bedecki family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/20/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bedecki Lynda Darlene Bedecki CBP 24/05/2011
Lynda Darlene Bedecki   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   It is with saddened hearts that we announce the  unexpected passing of a wonderful wife, mother,  sister and friend. Lynda passed away at the Glace  Bay Hospital on Friday May 20, 2011, after long,  courageous battles with many serious ailments. At  her time of passing, Lynda's loving family was at  her side. Born in Glace Bay in 1962, she was the daughter  of Violet (York) and the late Neil James MacNeil. Lynda graduated from St. Michael's High School in  Glace Bay, and finished first in her nursing  class at the City Hospital School of Nursing,  Sydney, N.S. After attaining her RN diploma,  Lynda nursed in our area hospitals until the time  she began her family. Prior to her many illnesses, Lynda lived life to  the fullest. She had a real passion for  gardening, camping and the outdoors, enjoying  beaches, swimming and soaking up the sun, she was  also a very dedicated 'hockey mom' taking great  pleasure in the accomplishments of her 'boys'  whom she loved dearly. She also enjoyed dancing,  knitting and playing 45's at the Pensioners'  Club. Lynda was a very strong person; she would  always be more concerned about the other patients  while she was hospitalized. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Kenny;  sons, Kenny, Kyle and Kris; her mother, Violet  MacNeil, all of Glace Bay; brothers, Neil  (Linda), Nictaux, Wayne (Mary), Hammonds Plains;  sisters, Violet (Richard) Daigle, Irene (Gussie)  Seward, both of Glace Bay; numerous nieces,  nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation for Lynda Bedecki was held Sunday, 2-4  and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16  Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass was  celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, May 23 at St. Anne's  Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone  officiating. A luncheon followed in the church  foyer. In honoring Lynda's wishes, cremation will take  place with interment to follow at a later date. Donations in Lynda's memory may be made to the  Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Online condolences to the Bedecki family are  available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.  
5/20/2011 Glace Bay
Benac Theresa Benac CBP 14/05/2011
Theresa Benac   Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 18/05/1928   Passed Away In: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada Passed Away On: 12/05/2011   The death occurred at the Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on  Thursday, May 12, 2011 of Theresa Marie Benac (nee Sampson) of  Summerside and formerly of Sydney, N.S., aged 82 years. Theresa was born on May 18, 1928 in Sydney, N.S. to her late parents,  James and Sarah (nee MacNeil) Sampson. Beloved wife of the late Charles Benac and loving mother of Charlene  Benac of Mississauga, Ont. Survived by her brothers, James Sampson  and Frank (Andrea) Sampson all of Ben Eoin, N.S. and sister-in-law,  Audrey Sampson of Windsor, Ont. Besides her parents and husband, Theresa was predeceased by her  sister Mary (Joe) Sampson; brothers, Joseph and John (Fola) Sampson  and sister-in-law, Shirley Sampson. By personal request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral at  this time. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Theresa's memory to the Wedgewood Manor  Equipment Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to epfuneral@eastlink.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the East Prince Funeral Home, Summerside,  P.E.I. www.peifuneralcoops.com.  
5/12/2011 Sydney On: 18/05/1928
Bennett Blaine Anthony Bennett CBP 02/07/2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Blaine Anthony Bennett, announce his passing as a result of an industrial accident, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Toronto. Blaine will be forever missed by his two children, who he loved dearly and of whom he was so proud. His daughter, Crystal and his son, Brandon, as well as their mother, Angie. His children were the light of his world. He is also survived by his soul mate, Darlene, who gave him a sense of renewed peace. His family back home were so important to him and they will hold him close in their hearts and prayers. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jeanette Bennett; sisters, Jessie (Billy) and Angela (Paul); brothers, Donnie, Andre (Shirley), Roddie (Aggie), Terry, Barry, Bruce (Rebecca), Paul (Patti), Darcy (Tobi) and seven nieces, five nephews and one grand-niece. Blaine was predeceased by his father, William Bennett; brothers, John Cecil and Barry in infancy. Blaine had many family and friends in Cape Breton, Ontario and across the country, particularly, special mention to his best friends in Ontario, Larry and Mark. Blaine lived the last 30 years in Toronto. For the last 25 years, he worked for the City of Toronto, as an arborist. It was hard work but he enjoyed it. His co-workers adored him. They would remark, “If someone needed any kind of help, Blaine would be right there. He had a way of brightening your day. His smile gave you comfort and ease.” Blaine would travel back to Cape Breton as often as he was able and he loved spending time with his daughter and son and his family and friends back home. Playing horseshoes, swimming at Claudie’s Brook or Gillis Lake Falls and visiting family and friends, just having fun. He made the most of his time when home. Of course, an occasional card game or baseball game would break out, not to mention a laugh or two. He loved hockey and the Leafs were his team. The funeral mass celebrating Blaine’s life will take place Monday, July 4, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale, with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. “Love the Lord with all your hearts. He is our refuge and our strength, especially in times of sorrow and upset. Blaine is safe in the arms of the Lord and forever cherished in everyone’s hearts. Until we meet again.”
7/23/2011 Frenchvale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bennett Leo Bennett CBP 28/09/2011
It is with heavy hearts that on Sept. 26, 2011, we lost a loving husband, father, Poppy, brother, uncle, and friend. Leo passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loved ones after a brief illness. Born in Pictou, N.S., Leo was the son of the late William and Gertrude Bennett of Sydney. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Julia; his children, who were his pride and joy, Jennifer (Eddie) Campbell and Michelle and his grandchildren, Kelsey and Keagan (Poppy’s little man). He is also survived by his brothers, Ray (Bev) Bennett, Wayne (Phyllis) Bennett and Robert ‘Kimo’ Poirier (Patty Heighton); sisters, Julianna Marcoux, Fran (Doug) Moulton, Freda (Bill) Cooke, Debbie (Frank) MacNeil and Rinda (Richard) Massé; mother-in-law, Nellie Tynski and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gertrude ‘Sis’ (Frank) Adey; brother, Nelson; brothers-in-law, Omar Marcoux and Gordie MacDonald and father-in-law, John Tynski. In his earlier years, Leo was employed with J.D. Smythe Ltd. as a well respected plumber. He took great pride in his work, with many customers requesting him specifically. Eventually, he incorporated LGB Plumbing and Heating Limited as a self employed plumber until joining the Province of N.S., Sheriff’s Division as a deputy sheriff. In this capacity, he took every opportunity to deliver various training courses related to his employment, including courses on domestic violence, train the trainor and tazer international. He was shop steward for NSGEU, Local 1, as well as a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 682. His love of the water and boating saw him involved as commodore of the Dobson Yacht Club for seven years. He was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. His quick wit, infectious laugh, and beaming smile, will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Holy Redeemer Church. Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at the Dobson Yacht Club, Westmount. To his boating buddies “Farewell”, “Smooth Sailing”, “Keep the Dobson ‘Steady as She Goes’”. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/26/2011 Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bennett Martha Bennett CBP 26/09/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Martha Bennett. Martha died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Old Perlican, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Janet (Button) Hopkins. Martha was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and a former member of the Ruth unit of the UCW. Martha was an avid gardener, winning many ribbons over the years for her lovely roses, and was a valued member of the North Sydney Garden Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for her family. She was an independent and active lady and was proud to be able to care for herself and remain in her own home. Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Bennett, North Sydney; her sons, William (Roseanne) Bennett , Big Bras d’Or and David (Linda) Bennett, North Sydney; her grandchildren, Tanya Bennett, Barrie, Ont., David Bennett and Donald (Cheryl) Bennett, both of North Sydney, Gloria (Troy) Chiasson, Oromocto, N.B.; her great-grandson, Owen Chiasson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her husband, William T. Bennett, a sister, Blanche Francis, brothers, George, Harvey and Walter, her grandson, William E. Bennett. Visitation for Martha will be 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, Rev. David Luker, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
9/24/2011 Old Perlican, Newfoundland, Canada
Bennett Sharon Bennett CBP 16/09/2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Bennett of Glace Bay. Sharon passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, with her family at her side. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William ‘Bill’ and Mary (Larade) Morris, and was a former member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. Sharon enjoyed listening to music, playing darts, spending time on her computer and her outings to the casino. Sharon will be remembered for her quick wit, her great sense of humor and for her time spent with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Sandra (John) Neil, Glace Bay; sons, Joey (Giselle), Red Deer, and Robert, Glace Bay; sisters, Bev (Tom) Wadden, Glace Bay, Polly Muirhead, Windsor, Ont. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren, Samantha, Ashly, Brianna and Dylan. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Bennie Bennett in 2009. Visitation for Sharon will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date. At this time, we, Sharon’s family, wish to express our sincere thanks to Alice and Jerry, Billy and Margie Kapsua, Eileen Sheppard and numerous family and friends for staying by mom’s side through thick and thin. We would also like to thank the doctors and the nursing staff who cared for mom while a patient on 3rd floor. Online Condolences to the Bennett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/15/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bernard Blair Joseph Bernard Sr. CBP 02/07/2011
Blair Joseph Bernard Sr., 44, of Eskasoni, died peacefully at the home of his sister, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Peter Bernard and the late Bernadette (Sylliboy) Bernard and stepson of Nora Bernard. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. He is survived by his only sister, Margaret (Ron) Lewis, Eskasoni; children, Blair Jr. ‘Joef’ and Bernadette and the mother of his children, Leta Bernard. Also surviving are his loving companion, Nadine Bernard; stepchildren, Deliah, Rebecca, Drake, all of Eskasoni; four nephews, Brylan, Bryton, Bryson, Brock and one niece, Bernelle, all of Eskasoni; two granddaughters, Ella and Calaya, Membertou; eight godchildren; aunts, Dorothy (Doug Denny), Theresa Ann Sylliboy; godmother/aunt, Sylvia Denny; uncle, John Bernard Sr., Eskasoni and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by son, Stephen Charles; uncles, Vincent (Frenchie) Bernard and godfather/uncle, George Bernard; one brother in infancy and one sister in infancy. Visitation for Mr. Bernard will begin after 7 p.m. on Monday, July 4 at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
6/28/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bernard Rene Vincent Bernard CBP 15/11/2011
Rene Vincent Bernard, 41, of 17 Churchloop Rd., Wagmatcook, passed away peacefully at home, Nov. 11, 2011. Born in Baddeck, N.S., he was the son of Susan (Simon) Bernard and late David Bernard. Rene was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was employed with the WEAP program in Wagmatcook every spring and summer. Rene always greeted others with a smile in a gentle manner that will be missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Susan Bernard; his children, Zachary Pierro, Wagmatcook, and Katrina Pictou, Afton; grandchildren, Zederick and Parishova Pierro-Roberts, Wagmatcook; brother, Robert Simon, at home; sisters, Jessie Christmas, Membertou, Mary Simon, Sydney, Patty Simon, Wagmatcook, Jackie (Phil) Drinnan, Aberdeen. He is also survived by his godchildren, Lavena Paul, Membertou, Madison Bernard and Bryson Isadore, Wagmatcook; several aunts, two uncles and several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he predeceased by brothers, John Andrew Simon, Michael Pierro, brother-in-law, Roger Christmas Sr., nephew, Cyrus Peck, grandparents, Mary Ellen and Andrew Simon and Frank and Mary Susan Bernard. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 6 p.m., Nov. 15, 2011, at the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Centre. The funeral mass will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Church with Fr. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial will be at the Queen of the World Cemetery. After the service a feast and salit’e will follow at the Wagmatcook Culture Centre. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
11/11/2011 Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bidart Michael Kent Bidart CBP 06/12/2011
Michael Kent Bidart, born Aug. 18, 1958, died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
12/3/2011
Billard Alexis Billard CBP 07/10/2011
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, Alexis Billard on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Glace Bay, Alexis was the daughter of the late Frank and Winnifred (Coffin) Tredwell. Lexie was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, who lived for her husband and family. She loved to cook, bake and often shared meals with family and friends in the senior's complex where she lived. She was famous for her delicious homemade bread. She is survived by her three sons, Ernest (Linda) Billard, Wayne Billard and Sheldon (Lydia) Billard; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Burke, Toronto, Wendy (Francis) Venedam, Kempt Head; daughter-in-law, Deborah Billard; brothers, Frank (Sylvia) Tredwell, Glace Bay, Robert (Marie) Tredwell, Niagara Falls, Ont.; sister, Sharon (Bill) Clarke, Glace Bay; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Murray Billard; daughter, Shannon; son, Dale; brothers, Earl and Allister Tredwell, a brother in infancy; sister, Mae Budge and niece, Shelly MacDougall. Visitation for Lexie will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Patten Chapel with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com.
10/4/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Billard Jessie Athelia Billard CBP 04/04/2011
Peacefully at Woodland Villa, Long Sault, with her loving family by her side, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, Jessie Athelia Billard of Morrisburg in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Billard (2005). Dear mother of Christine (Murray) Hains of Casselman, Thomas (Laura) of Kirkwall, Ont., Esther (Tony Kuepferling) of Iroquois and Tracy (Marc) Lajoie of Winnipeg Man. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren. Cherished sister of Catherine (late Bob) Chandler of Queensland, N.S., Christine (Angus) MacLeod of Ross Ferry, N.S., Rebecca (Paul) Penny of Debert, N.S.; and brother-in-law, Carman MacLeod of South Bar, N.S. Loved by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by sisters, Georgine Caldwell, Marguerite MacLeod, Marsha Caldwell, brothers, James and Andrew Caldwell and sister-in-law, Ethel Caldwell. Friends will be received at the Parker Funeral Home, 28 Sir James Morris Dr., Morrisburg on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tom Billard officiating. Cremation with inurnment later at Iroquois Point Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. Condolences and donations may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com
4/2/2011
Billard Marjorie Billard CBP 25/05/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Marjorie Billard, on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Rose Blanche, NL., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Smith) Collier. Marjorie was a caring, kind lady who in an unassuming yet profound way touched the lives of many friends and family. Her belief in the goodness of others and always looking on the bright side of life left her with a smile that brightened us all even in her dying hours. Marjorie moved from Newfoundland to North Sydney in 1957 and provided complimentary Bed and Breakfast to all her relatives and friends and any others that might be travelling to and from her native province. She was well known for her delicious cooking and baking. Everybody marveled at her ability to cater a meal to unexpected guests that might arrive at the magic dinner hour. On Ingraham Street in North Sydney, where she lived for many years before moving to the seniors’ complex she was fondly called Aunt Margy by all the neighborhood children. They loved her home-made cookies and she treated each one like family. She worked very hard in her life, overcoming many obstacles, but always made sure that "Jack", the love of her life took priority and was taken care of. For a number of years before his death in 2004 he was able to reciprocate that same dedication to her as she lived with dementia. However in earlier retirement years they both enjoyed many exciting card games and other activities, always together. And together they moved into the Northside Community Guest Home in December 2001. Marjorie has since received all the love and affection from the staff there that she so freely gave to others over the years. Her family wishes to make special acknowledgement of this special gift that never went unnoticed and will always be treasured. Marjorie was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. In her earlier years she enjoyed the Altar Guild, ACW and other church functions. She is an honorary member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She is survived by her two sons, Gordon (Joyce) Billard, North Sydney, Jack (Brenda) Billard, Halifax; her two daughters, Nora Marion Lockhart, Florida, Marilyn (Terry) Ivey, North Sydney; her daughter-in-law, Joan MacGean, North Sydney; her brothers, Gerald Collier, Port aux Basques, Nfld., Sandy Collier, Sambro, N.S., Ronald Collier, Rose Blanche, Nfld.; her sisters, Loretta (Leander) Gillard, Sudbury, Ont., Bessie Price, Centralia, Washington; her 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, John W. Billard; her son, Douglas; two brothers, Wesley, Howard; sisters, Cassie, Joyce, Edna; also by stepbrothers, John Robert, Stanley, Wilson and her step sisters, Mabel, Florence, Annie, Maude and Clara. Visitation for Marjorie will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Fev Arnold, officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or the Northside Guest Home “Complete the Dream” campaign. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
5/23/2011 Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Bilton Alexandria ‘Lex’ (McLellan) Bilton CBP 04/10/2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alexandria ‘Lex’ (McLellan) Bilton on Oct. 2, 2011 in her 97th year. Lex was the daughter of the late Jennie McLellan. She was raised by her grandparents, the late Sara and Ronald McLellan. Upon graduation from Glace Bay High School, Lex was employed at the Town Hall and Bay Motors and later, the Cape Breton Bus & Tram Co. She resided in Quebec where she was employed by Ingersoll Rand retiring in 1978. Lex returned to Glace Bay in 1985 to be with her dear Aunt Christine. Lex was a lover of cats and provided a loving home and care for many up to present time. Lex will be remembered by her cousin, Theresa LeCointe, many friends, especially, Virginia McDonald. Lex will be sorely missed by her longtime friend and guardian, Florence Breski, faithful caregivers, Cheryl and Patty MacDonald and friends, Myrna Semaka and Bruce Cody. Lex was predeceased by her immediate family, including her husband, Frederick Bilton of Sherbrooke, Que. In honoring Lex’s wishes, 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 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church foyer. Online Condolences to family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/2/2011
Bird Margaret Bird CBP 25/05/2011
Margaret Bird   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/05/2011   Margaret Bird, 78 of Glace Bay passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011,  at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida  (Wadman) Bird. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church and a  long time member of the LOBA Lodge. Margaret enjoyed camping in Ben  Eoin with her family. She is survived by her son, Francis (Cathy) Bird of Dartmouth;  sisters, Laura (Tom) Brocklebank, Mary (Raymond) Johnston, Johnenna;  brother, Robert, special niece, Donna; special nephew, Robert and  numerous other nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three  grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Cyril; brothers, Richard and  Ronald and special caregiver, "Girlie". Visitation will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace  Bay on Wednesday, May 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service  to follow at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay on Thursday at 2  p.m. With Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment in Forest Haven  Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Family flowers only, by request, and memorial donations may be made  to a charity of choice. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com. "Always a smile, instead of a frown, Always a hand when one is down, Always true thoughtful and kind, Wonderful memories she left behind"  
5/23/2011 Glace Bay
Black Charles Leon Black CBP 03/01/2011
Charles Leon Black

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 31/12/2010

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Charlie Black on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Leon and Ella (MacLean) Black. Charlie served in the Navy overseas with the Merchant Marines. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12. He was employed with Sydney Steel until his retirement, and was the acting chief draftsman. Charlie was the past president of the Red Cross. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Marilyn (Poirier) Crane his children, Cynthia Watanabe, Seattle, Wash., Joanne Black, Langley, B.C., and Leon (Marie) Black, Langley, B.C. his stepchildren, Kimberly (Scott) Fitzgerald, Dingwall, Timothy Crane, Sydney. He is also survived by his sister, Loreen Szewczok, Sydney his pride and joy, his grandchildren who know him as 'Papa Charlie' Amy, Nicole, Jeffery, Megan, Kelli and Taylor his three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Logan and Landon two special nieces, April McGrath and Rachelle McGrath as well as his special friend and neighbour, Jack. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. At the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A celebration of life for Charlie will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Services Fund. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

12/31/2010 Sydney
Blackwood John 'Francis' Blackwood CBP 04/02/2011
John 'Francis' Blackwood

Born in: Newfoundland, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 01/02/2011

John Francis Blackwood, 58, Bay Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Feb.1, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland and raised in New Waterford, Francis was the son of the late William and Lucy Blackwood. He was employed as a cab driver with City Wide Taxi. Surviving are his loving companion, Brenda Hall daughters, Andrea, Tracy, Yolanda and Mary sons, William and Bernie stepdaughters, Jessica and Sarah and 17 grandchildren. A celebration of Francis' life will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

2/1/2011 Newfoundland
Blagdon Dorothy Blagdon CBP 02/02/2011
Dorothy Blagdon

Born in: Piccore, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 02/02/2011

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Dorothy Blagdon, age 92, formerly of Stanley Street, on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Northside Community Guest Home, where she resided the past year. Born in Piccore, N.L., Dorothy was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Simms) Piccott. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, she was active in the women's auxiliary and altar guild. She was also a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizen and Pensioners Club. In earlier years she enjoyed camping and fishing, darts at the North Sydney Fire Hall and bingo. She is survived by six children, Yvonne (Tom) Eavis, North Sydney, Wilfred Jr. (Diane) Blagdon, Upper Leitches Creek, Bernice (Hughie) Moore, North Sydney, Sandra (Mike) McVicar, West Bank, B.C., Audrey (Phil) Harris, Sydney River, and Debbie (Russell) MacDougall, West Bank, B.C. her eight grandchildren, Neil, Thomas, Chris, Chad, Melissa, Sarah, Ashley and Leah and her four great-grandchildren, Connor, Liam, Tyler and Jayden and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred her grandson, Steven David Eavis and her brothers and sisters, George, Arthur, Jim, Garfield, Rebecca and Caroline. Visitation for Dorothy will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/2/2011 Piccore, NFLD
Blakeburn Ethel Marie (Eddy) Blakeburn CBP 01/06/2011
Ethel Marie (Eddy) Blakeburn   Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 30/05/2011   We, the family of Ethel Blakeburn announce her passing on Monday, May  30, 2011, at the Northside Community Guest Home. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sadie Eddy. Ethel was a faithful member of the Gospel Hall, Sydney, for all of  her adult life. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Nova Scotia Bird  Society and enjoyed gardening. Ethel loved to knit and cook and  bestow family and friends with gifts of mittens, socks or fresh  cookies and pies. Ethel is survived by her son, Ralph (Sharon), Dartmouth; daughters,  Vilma, Sydney, Karen (Wallace), Alder Point, Judith (Wilfred),  Hillsburgh, Ont., Diane, Sydney, Heather (David) and Evelyn, Ottawa.  Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; nine great-granfchildren; two  great-great-granddaughters; one brother, Lloyd Eddy, Howie Centre,  and sister-in-law, Angela Blakeburn. Besides her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Roy  Blakeburn, grandson, Ron Zinck, six sisters and five brothers. There will be visitation at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 7  at 2 p.m. followed immediately at 3 p.m. by a memorial service  officiated by David Swan. Private family committal. Family flowers only please, donations to a charity of choice.  
5/3/2011 Nova Scotia, Canada
Blondeau Erin Blondeau CBP 27/04/2011
Erin Blondeau

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 01/11/1994

Passed Away In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 25/04/2011

With great sadness, we announce Erin's passing, she lost her four-year battle with cancer at the IWK Health Centre on Monday, April 25, 2011. Erin was born in Halifax on Nov. 1, 1994. She has lived in Cole Harbour throughout her life and was a student at Auburn Drive High School. Erin was a friend to all she met, with an infectious smile and an enormous heart. Her goal was to find something to smile about every day and live life in the moment. Erin has been living with cancer since 2007 and she never let the disease define who she was. She enjoyed camping with her family and friends in P.E.I. every summer and she was inseparable from her best friend, her mom. She had a unified and wonderful group of close friends that walked beside her in the last months of her battle, their love and support kept her strong. She is survived by her mother, Karen, father, Phillip and her brother, Sam grandmothers, Marion Blundon, New Waterford, Martha Blondeau, Sydney, and special grandmother, Sandra Sellars, Toronto and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Stan Blundon and Jules Blondeau. Friends may call at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will held in the chapel at 10 a.m., Friday morning. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IWK, or to any branch of Scotiabank for special account "In trust for Erin Blondeau." "Hold a true friend with both your hands."

4/25/2011 Halifax on 01/11/1994
Bois Revolta (Razzolini) Bois D’Enghien CBP 05/04/2011
Passed in: Kingston, Ontario, Canada Revolta (Razzolini) Bois D’Enghien, formerly of New Waterford, passed away peacefully, on April 2, 2011, after a brief illness, in Kingston, Ont. She was 93. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor, daughter, Lucy (E. McMinn) and sister, Gladys (P. Muise). She is sadly missed by her twin sister, Ardua (J. Kalbhann); her brothers, Dante and Esperando ‘Buster’ (Marie); sister, Beatrice (A. Graves); her daughters, Brenda (C. Nybom); Musetta (R. Thwaites); son, Victor (Sherry); seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service and burial, at Forest Haven Memorial Garden, will take place at a later date.
4/2/2011
Bonnar Eileen Theresa (MacPherson) Bonnar CBP 03/01/2011
Eileen Theresa (MacPherson) Bonnar

Born in: Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 04/01/1935

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

It is with deep sadness, that we, the family of Eileen Bonnar, announce her passing on Jan. 1, 2011, at the New Waterford Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side. Eileen was born in Inverness, Jan. 4, 1935. She was the daughter of the late James and Veronica (MacGillivray) MacPherson. She was employed for over 25 years with the cleaning department at St. Agnes primary school. She was a homemaker who enjoyed being at home and working in her yard. Eileen also enjoyed to walk wherever she needed to go and most days would refuse a ride. She was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and the Sunday Night Legion Dart League. She loved skating, dancing and all types of music. Eileen was a collector of many things and cherished each and every item. With the introduction of Sidney Crosby to the Pittsburgh Penguins team, Eileen became one of the Penguins most avid hockey fans. Eileen is survived by daughters, Lynda Bonnar, Lingan, Heather Ratchford, New Waterford and son, Tommy (Fran) Bonnar, Scotchtown brothers, Jim 'Bacon' (Hughena) MacPherson, Gary (Heather) MacPherson sisters, Patsy MacDonald, Florence 'Flo' MacDonald, Lorraine (Bernie) Jessome, Carol (Mal) Hood grandchildren, James Bonnar, Megan Ratchford, Tiffany and Keegan Bonnar and one great-grandchild, Sarah Ann Marie Burke. Eileen is also survived by many nieces, nephews and special nephew and friend, Tom Walker. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Bonnar, sister, Myrna Roach, friend and companion, Patrick Drake. Visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A mass of celebration will take place Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon in Eileen's honour will be held immediately following at the parish hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date in St. Agnes Cemetery. Donations can be made in Eileen's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation or a charity of choice. To express your condolences directly to the family go to www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Don't grieve for me, For God has set me free.

1/1/2010 Inverness on 4/1/1935
Boone Linda Louise (Gilmet) Boone CBP 11/01/2011
Linda Louise Boone

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 08/01/2011

We, the family of Linda Boone, regret to sadly announce her untimely transition from here on Earth to heaven. Linda passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at her home surrounded by love with her family and friends. Born in Glace Bay, Linda was the daughter of the late Samuel 'Sam' and Olga (Kelloway) Gilmet. She was a lunch and grounds supervisor with Cape Breton District School Board at St. Anne's School, Glace Bay. She had many other jobs throughout her life assisting many people through times of need. Linda was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Texas Hold Em with her close friends better known as "The Original 6." Linda was a very outgoing person, always smiling and never complained. In earlier years Linda would always be planning summer camping trips with her family where they would spend many hours sitting around the campfire these were times Linda truly enjoyed. She will be missed by all. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Michael, whom she often referred to as her rock. She is also survived by her best friend and daughter, Tracie her grandson, Jordan, whom she raised and loved as her own son granddaughters, Jessica and Haley and her faithful pet cat, Blue, who never left her side. Linda is also survived by her sisters, Karen Kennedy, Pam Perry (Billy), Helen Toomey (Gerald) brothers, Joey Gilmet (Darlene), Sammy Gilmet (Wendy), Bobby Gilmet (Chrissy) mother-in-law, Joan Boone numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and close friends. Besides her parents, Linda was predeceased by her sister, Janet Gilmet and brother, Walter Gilmet. Visitation for Linda 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 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. A luncheon will follow. Donations in Linda's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care in hopes of someday finding a cure. Online condolences to the Boone family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/8/2011 Glace Bay
Boone Linda Louise Boone CBP

We, the family of Linda Boone, regret to sadly announce her untimely transition from here on Earth to heaven. Linda passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at her home surrounded by love with her family and friends. Born in Glace Bay, Linda was the daughter of the late Samuel 'Sam' and Olga (Kelloway) Gilmet. She was a lunch and grounds supervisor with Cape Breton District School Board at St. Anne's School, Glace Bay. She had many other jobs throughout her life assisting many people through times of need. Linda was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Texas Hold Em with her close friends better known as "The Original 6." Linda was a very outgoing person, always smiling and never complained. In earlier years Linda would always be planning summer camping trips with her family where they would spend many hours sitting around the campfire; these were times Linda truly enjoyed. She will be missed by all. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Michael, whom she often referred to as her rock. She is also survived by her best friend and daughter, Tracie; her grandson, Jordan, whom she raised and loved as her own son; granddaughters, Jessica and Haley; and her faithful pet cat, Blue, who never left her side. Linda is also survived by her sisters, Karen Kennedy, Pam Perry (Billy), Helen Toomey (Gerald); brothers, Joey Gilmet (Darlene), Sammy Gilmet (Wendy), Bobby Gilmet (Chrissy); mother-in-law, Joan Boone; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and close friends. Besides her parents, Linda was predeceased by her sister, Janet Gilmet and brother, Walter Gilmet. Visitation for Linda 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 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. A luncheon will follow. Donations in Linda's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care in hopes of someday finding a cure. Online Condolences to the Boone family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
1/8/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boudreau Amedee 'Bud' Boudreau CBP 18/01/2011
Amedee 'Bud' Boudreau

Passed away on: 13/01/2011

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend on Jan. 13, 2011. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy daughters, Alana (Darryl), Lisa (Wade), Joni (Steven) grandchildren, Kearra, Mitchell, Brandon and Noah brothers, Wayne (Mary), Ronnie (Monica), Brian and Kevin (Corrine) sisters, Rose Reid, Yvonne (Arthur) and Sharon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Nettie and Amedee brother-in-law, Bob Reid and numerous aunts and uncles. Bud's memory will be lived on through his grandchildren and fond memories will be shared with his granddaughter on the way. Memorial tributes in his name may be made to the Lung Association. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or at 10:30 a.m. On Jan. 22, 2011. "In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again."

1/13/2011
Boudreau Anne Bernadette Boudreau CBP 24/05/2011
Anne Bernadette Boudreau   Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   Anne Bernadette Boudreau, 56, of Sydney, passed  away Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Cape Breton  Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late  Dennis Paul and Dora (Poirier) Boudreau. Anne is survived by her brothers, David, Sydney,  N.S., and Clarence, Sidney, B.C.; and an uncle,  Albert Boudreau, Sydney, N.S., Henry, Eddy Joe,  all of Boston, Mass., and Moise Poirier, Grand  Etang; and her aunt, Isabelle Roach, Cheticamp,  N.S. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m.  in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Conrad  Edwards officiating. Interment in Resurrection  Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca  
5/20/2011 Sydney
Boudreau Edmond Boudreau CBP 03/01/2011
Edmond Boudreau - 77 yrs, New Waterford - Edmond Boudreau, 77 yrs, of LeDrew Street, New Waterford, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at his residence. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford.

CBP dated Jan. 4, 2011:

Edmond Boudreau

Born in: Belle Marche, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 09/10/1933

Passed away in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 02/01/2010

On Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, of this new year, when a cure was not to be, a truly remarkable husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend passed away quietly at home after sharing an unforgettable Christmas with his entire family in the family home on LeDrew Street. Born Oct. 9, 1933, in Belle Marche, Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Amedee and Justile (Poirier) Boudreau. At the age of 16 he came to New Waterford and worked with the carpentry trade for his uncle Leo Boudreau for many years. His sons joined him at a very early age and together they formed a company 'Edmond and Sons'. For many years they shared funny stories and laughter at the supper table. At the ripe age of 70 he made it clear that nothing would please him more than to go out west and work the trade with his sons yet again. He had a passion for music, playing guitar and singing, listening to fiddle, and step-dancing. As a member of Mount Carmel parish he loved to attend church and in his younger years sang with the church choir. Edmond was also a 50 year honorary member of the Carpenter's Union, Local 1588, a former member of the KOC and one of the founding members of the Cercle Evangeline (French Club). His sense of humour was with him to the very end. He loved to laugh and would always muster up the strength to let out a bellow. His lingering heavy French accent was one of his many charming qualities despite the fact that he lived in an English speaking community for so many years. He was an avid journal keeper and one only had to query a date and he'd make quick reference to his notes. His toolbox was never too far away as he rushed to tend to anything in need of repair. Edmond leaves behind to treasure memories his wife of 53 years, Pauline (Chaisson) sons, Brian (Yvonne), Wayne, Eric, all of Alberta daughters, Denise (Philip) McNeil, New Victoria, Willena (Danny) Campbell grandchildren, Christopher and Meagan, Matthew and Rachelle, Erik and Rebecca and numerous nieces and nephews brothers, Leo (Jane), Ottawa, Hector (Shirley), Winnipeg sisters, Zabeth Bourgeois, Marie Theresa, Matilda, Dora (Clifford) Aucoin, Lorette (Simi John) Poirier, all of Cheticamp. He was predeceased by older brother, Joe, sisters, Agnes and Lorette. Visitation will be held 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 Edmond will take place Thursday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. "We can still hear him whistle while he works. Ah, ah, well, well, well."

1/2/2011 Belle Marche, Cheticamp, NS
Boudreau Ronnie Boudreau CBP 25/10/2011
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ronnie Boudreau, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bras d’Or on Jan. 13, 1951, he was the son of the late Amedee and Nette (Poole) Boudreau. He was a member of St. Joseph parish in Bras d’Or. Ronnie was a retired coal miner. He had a great love of the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed many trips to Newfoundland. He is survived by his loving wife of three years, Monica Bond; daughters, Jessica, Bras d’Or and Tracey Waye, Florence; sons, Daniel, Halifax and Matthew, Rainbow Lake; brothers, Kevin (Corinne), Brian (Maryann) and Wayne (Mary), all of Bras d’Or; sisters, Rose Reid, Ontario, Yvonne (Arthur) and Sharon, Sydney Mines; granddaughter, Courtney Waye; brothers-in-law, Rick (Karen) Quirk, N.S., Salome Dawe, Truro and Sandy (Debbie) Bond, Cole Harbour; sisters-in-law, Tania Bond (Billy MacNeil), Sydney Mines, Judy Boudreau, Edmonton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and his beloved dogs Benji and Cena. Besides his parents, Ronnie was predeceased by a brother, Bud; brother-in-law, Bob Reid and numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation for Ronnie Boudreau will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A mass celebrating his life will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, after the mass. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/22/2011 Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 13th, 1951
Boutilier Craig Boutilier CBP 25/06/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Craig Boutilier, 76 of Waddens Cove. Craig passed away on Friday, June 24, at the Glace Bay Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Waddens Cove, Craig was the son of the late Willie and Minnie (Wadden) Boutilier and was a member of Christ Church, South Head. Although born with a hearing disability, Craig was a fisherman in his younger years and later worked for the H. H. Hopkins Fish Plant for many years until his retirement. He loved his extended family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially the Christmas Eve celebrations he shared with them every year at his home. During his retirement Craig enjoyed bingo, gardening, bird watching and playing with his dog ‘Scrappy’. Craig is survived by one brother Gary (Gail) Boutilier, Waddens Cove; sister-in-law Janice Boutilier, Waddens Cove; brother-in-law Sidney MacPherson, Glace Bay; several loving nieces and nephews who were very dear to him especially Susan (Bernie) MacDonald and Stewart (Rhonda) MacPherson who were his longtime companions. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Frank Boutilier, Waddens Cove; sisters Genevieve MacPherson, Glace Bay and Rhea in infancy. In honoring Craig’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Christ Church, South Head, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating, interment will follow in the church’s cemetery. Following the committal service, all are invited to join the family for a reception at the home of Bernard and Susan MacDonald. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy for Craig, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society or to Christ Church, South Head. On line Condolences to the Boutilier family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/24/2011 Waddens Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 20th, 1934
Boutilier Edison Boutilier CBP 29/06/2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 God called home a very special angel, Edison Boutilier, after a five month battle with cancer. An amazing gentleman, Edison was always there for everyone. There was nothing in life that meant more to Edison than his family. Edison and Colleen have been together for 36 years, spending each day deeply in love. Their hearts will always belong to each other. Their love built them a beautiful family. Ryan, their first born was Edison’s best friend, spending each day together, working on their homes or coaching hockey together, most notably, the Glace Bay High School Panthers. Ryan gave us a wonderful daughter-in-law, Sarah and a precious grandson, Zachary. Edison will always be Zach’s guardian angel. Jeff, our second son, is the strong kind hearted one who always brings a smile to his Dad’s face, knowing what to say and ending every conversation with “I love you”. Jeff blessed us with his wife, Nelsa, who has brought us so much love and joy. The Boutilier family will miss their son and brother dearly. Edison loved his parents, Joyce and Henry with all of his heart and was devoted to them every day. Edison will always be held in the hearts of his siblings, Henry (Cynthia), Gail (Robert), Barbara Jean (Billy), Anita (Lewis), Winnie, April (Kenny) and Daryl (Heather) , The Turnbull family loved and treated Edison as a brother and will be missed by John (Gail), Bernie O’Brien, David, Thelma (Leo), Janette (Raymond), Grace (Abe), Myrtle, Joe, Billy, Margie (Ermie), Kenny (Yvonne) and Cindy (Bernie). Edison leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, good friends, god children, aunts, uncles, cousins and his special buddies, Nicky and Charlie. Being of strong faith Edison was not afraid to die. He will be reunited with his Nanny and Grandfather Boutilier, Nanny and Grandfather Parsons; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Jessie Turnbull; sisters-in-law, Ann, Mary, Loretta and Diane; brothers-in-law, Eddie, Bernie C, Gerald and niece, Linda and nephew, Jamie. Edison was employed at Sydney Coal Railway. He loved coaching Little League, hockey and working around his yard. Edison and Colleen loved to travel and spend time together. Visitation for Edison will be held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Thursday, June 30, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Edison’s life will be held 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay. Fr. Leo Boone will be officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Online Condolences to the Boutilier family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Edison, Each day you thanked us for being at your side and told us how much you loved us, but it should be us thanking you for the perfect life you have given us. I will never be alone because your wonderful qualities will live on in Ryan and Jeff. Till we meet again, we will always love you forever.
6/28/2011
Boutilier Edison Boutilier CBP 30/06/2011
The funeral mass celebrating the life of Edison Boutilier who passed away June 28, 2011 will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone Officiating. Edison’s full obituary may be viewed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.


Boutilier George ‘Wayne’ Boutilier CBP 29/10/2011
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of George ‘Wayne’ Boutilier on Oct. 27, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Glace Bay, May 15, 1949, Wayne was the son of the late Charles and Susan Donnelly (McWhirter) Boutilier. Wayne was an employee of Sydney Steel until his retirement. He was a kind and gentle soul who enjoyed the simple things in life. Wayne will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend, Marilyn Anne; children, Charles Roy Boutilier, Vickie Lee Dean, Crystal Andrea Chettle and Lee Andrea Marie Gerrior; Sisters, Janet, Linda, Vivian, Marilyn, Mary, Debbie and nine grandchildren. Besides his parents, Wayne was predeceased by brothers, John and Charles Roy Boutilier and a sister, Theresa at infancy. Visitation for the late George ‘Wayne’ Boutilier will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Sydney, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of George ‘Wayne’ Boutilier will be held Monday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Major Daniel Roode officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area. A private family burial will take place at a later date. We, the family extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff in the palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, for your compassion and care for Wayne and the family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Palliative Care Society, An Cala unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com. “Until We Meet Again, Skipper”
10/27/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 15th, 1949
Boutilier John Francis Boutilier CBP 31/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Francis Boutilier at the age of 69 with his beloved wife and best friend, Loretta by his side. John passed away Oct. 28, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. John worked for many years with Devco at the 26 colliery and was an avid carpenter who took great pride in his work. John’s greatest passion was playing the guitar, singing and watching John Wayne movies. He was a member of St. Joseph’s parish in Reserve Mines. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Catherine and John Baptiste Boutilier, sister, Mary and brother, Daniel. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Deborah Jean (Fabien); granddaughter, Mary K. and family; stepchildren, Wade (Jeana), Fabien (Christina), Benny (Darlene) and grandchildren; sisters, Catherine (John), Ann, Marie (Colin); brother, Bernie and a very special niece, Kathy Mercer whom he loved dearly. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, with Rev Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/28/2011
Boutilier Linda Marie Boutilier CBP 03/08/2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Linda Marie Boutilier of Albert Bridge on July 31, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, Linda was the daughter of the late Malcolm Charles ‘Bill’ and Alice Elizabeth Hooper. Linda enjoyed playing darts and listening to music. Spending time with her grandchildren was important to her. She loved long drives and swimming. She was a loving and caring woman with a big heart. Linda is survived by her husband, Thomas Albert Boutilier and her birth mother, Mary Catherine Dawson; daughters, Cora (Carter), Pauline (Rick), Angela (Scott); grandchildren, Shane, Alicia, Justin, Olivia and Kale. She is also survived by her sisters, Elizabeth, Anne (Gordie) and Ann (Wally); brothers, Raymond (Sally), Willie (Korena) and Harvey (Diana). Visitation and memorial service to honour the late Linda Marie Boutilier will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12-2 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served following the service in the reception area. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
7/31/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boyce Lillian Boyce CBP 15/09/2011
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the sudden passing of Lillian Boyce on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Isabelle (Gove) Strickland. Lillian was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a volunteer for 35 years as a Beaver leader in the Scouting movement. She was a member of the CWL and taught religion. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be truly missed by all who knew her. Lillian is survived by her loving husband, Harold; her children, Colette (Zal) Jackson, Cathy Boyce (John), Robert (Leah), James (Lori), Dennis (Gail), John (Janet), Harold Jr. (Joan), Elaine (Brendan); her precious grandchildren, Christopher, Robert, Ryan, Chris, Matthew, Evan, Megan, Mark, Bethany, Kurtis, Daniel, Bridgette, Jeffrey, Kyle, Kolby, Avery, Lillyanna; her great-grandchildren, Thomas, Alexander, Teagan and Madeline. She is also survived by her sister, Cassie; brothers, William, Gordon, Jimmy, Kenny, Roy and Joe; daughter-in-law, Cindy Higdon; many nieces and nephews, as well as her dear friend, Diane MacDonald. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Wayne, granddaughter, Brittney, and brother, Bobby. A special thank you to the VON nurses and the Red Cross for the help over the years. Visitation will take place Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 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 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Sacred Heart Church, George Street, with Fr. Anthony O’Conner officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
9/14/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boyd Corrina Boyd CBP 14/11/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Corrina Boyd, 46, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, on Thursday, Nov. 10, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Anna Boyd; loving partner, Donnie Macleod and their son PJ Macleod (the love of her life); brother, Peter Stienstra; many family members and her special friends at H&R Block. She was predeceased by Peter and Greta Stienstra. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request of family. Donations may be made to Palliative Care in Memory of Corrina Boyd. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
11/10/2011
Brace Marie Brace CBP 15/11/2011
It is of great sadness we announce the passing of Marie Brace on Nov. 9, 2011, at 2:45 a.m. at Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital. Beloved wife to Ron Brace; mother to Tammy Brace, Darlean Hale and Jodie Cooper-Westenhofer; cherished grandma to Carmen Anif, Natalie Hale and Brooke Markham; great-grandma to Salena Anif, Jasmine Anif, Anjali Hale, Arianna Hale-Ali. Sadly missed and loved everyday by her family and friends.
11/9/2011 January 6th, 1943
Bradbury Harold Bradbury CBP 03/09/2011
Harold BradburyBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: September 1st, 2011Harold Donald Bradbury, age 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at the Northside General Hospital with his family by his side.Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Charles and Pheobie (Hayward) Bradbury. Harold was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Canadian Army. He was a carpenter by trade and former owner and operator of Bradman Sales Manufacturing in North Sydney. He was a member of the Orange Lodge in North Sydney. Harold was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and an active member of Golden K. Kiwanis and also participated in the “Meals on Wheels” program. Harold was an active outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with his sons. He was a regular card player on the Northside and a harness racing fan.Harold is survived by his wife of 63 years, Annie Lillian (Hatcher) Bradbury; his four sons, Harold (Madonna), Calvin (Judy), Kenny (Dianne) and Brent (Loraine). Gamps has seven grandchildren, Kansas, Carol, Nancy, Treena, Darren, Calvin and Cory and seven great-grandchildren, Adrianna, J.R., Jade, Lexie, Geena, Juliet and Annie. He is also survived by sisters, Marie (William) Thorton, Helen, Jean, Carolin and brothers, Sony and Donnie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Annie and Shirley and brothers, Roy and Ronnie.Visitation for Harold will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. on Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
9/1/2011 North Sydney
Bradbury Josephine ‘Tootsie’ Bradbury CBP 21/05/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Josephine ‘Tootsie’ Bradbury, age 83, on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in North Sydney, Josephine was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Robinson) Bona. In her earlier years Josephine was employed at the Stella Maris Residence and later the Northside Community Guest Home. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, North Sydney. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who was devoted to her family and will be deeply missed by them. She is survived by her daughter Cindy (George) Mullins, North Sydney; her two sons Jerry (Cathy) Bradbury, Millville and Don (Barbara) Bradbury, Hamilton; her precious grandchildren Shane and Kristin Mullins, Matthew, Miles and Nicole Bradbury and Melanie Bradbury; her brother George (Goldie) Bona, North Sydney and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Bradbury; her sisters Madeline MacDonald, Helen Jardine, Marie Yetman and Eva in infancy; her brothers Joe, Arthur, William, Vic and Don Bona. Visitation for Josephine will be held on Monday 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 at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
5/20/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bradbury Josephine 'Tootsie' Bradbury CBP 21/05/2011
Josephine 'Tootsie' Bradbury   Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the  peaceful passing of our beloved mother,  grandmother and sister, Josephine 'Tootsie'  Bradbury, age 83, on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the  Northside Community Guest Home. Born in North Sydney, Josephine was the daughter  of the late John and Elizabeth (Robinson) Bona.  In her earlier years Josephine was employed at  the Stella Maris Residence and later the  Northside Community Guest Home. She was a member  of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, North Sydney. She  was a loving mother and grandmother, who was  devoted to her family and will be deeply missed  by them. She is survived by her daughter Cindy (George)  Mullins, North Sydney; her two sons Jerry (Cathy)  Bradbury, Millville and Don (Barbara) Bradbury,  Hamilton; her precious grandchildren Shane and  Kristin Mullins, Matthew, Miles and Nicole  Bradbury and Melanie Bradbury; her brother George  (Goldie) Bona, North Sydney and numerous nieces  and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Donald  Bradbury; her sisters Madeline MacDonald, Helen  Jardine, Marie Yetman and Eva in infancy; her  brothers Joe, Arthur, William, Vic and Don Bona. Visitation for Josephine will be held on Monday  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 at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the  W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jake  Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross  Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.  
5/20/2011 North Sydney
Bradley Russell A. Bradley CBP 18/05/2011
Russell A. Bradley   Passed Away In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/12/2010   A graveside service for the late Russell Bradley, who passed away  Dec. 23, 2010, will take place at Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road,  Friday, May 20, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.  
12/23/2010
Bradley William R. ‘Russell’ Bradley CBP 24/08/2011
We regret to announce the passing of William R. ‘Russell’ Bradley, 74, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines on Aug. 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles and Mabel Bradley. He worked for the Cape Breton Development Corporation for 27 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Catherine (Forrest) Bradley, also known as Kayser; two loving daughters, Ann and Blenda; sons, David (Noreen), Russell (Melinda), John (Del) and George (Tammy); 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Bertha, Honey, Meta and Anna and brothers, Bernard and Robert, all whom he loved dearly. He will also be sadly missed by his best friends, Brian Mills and Lloyd Harris. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, David and Charles. There will be no visitation. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, with Rev. David Luker officiating. No flowers at the family’s request, in lieu of flowers donations in William R. Bradleys’ memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. “You’re at peace with God, And in our hearts forever.”
8/21/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 14th, 1937
Brady Catherine 'Cathy' Brady CBP 10/09/2011
Born in Halifax to the late Catherine (MacEachern) and John Joseph ‘Dick’ Brady, Cathy lived with her family until her arrival at L’Arche Cape Breton in 1996. Predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Adams and Marie Barbour and nephew, Ryan MacNeil, Cathy is lovingly mourned by her sister, Pat (Lonnie MacNeil); her brothers, Rick (Gloria) and Brian (Maura), special nephew, Kevin; many other nieces and nephews and the entire community of L’Arche Cape Breton. Cathy was a sweetheart, plain and simple. Fiercely independent, yet filled with tenderness, she appreciated a good cup of tea, a haircut, and a piece of pie with ice cream. She was a graceful dancer and a joyful singer. She brought beauty into the lives of all she met. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept.10, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Shalom House, L’Arche Cape Breton, Iron Mines. A celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at the L’Arche Cape Breton Chapel in Iron Mines on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to join the L’Arche community for a reception immediately following the service at the Angel’s Loft, Orangedale. Committal will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sydney Memorial Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca. Family flowers only. Donations in Cathy’s memory may be made to L’Arche Cape Breton, 3 L’Arche Lane, Whycocomagh, N.S., B0E 3M0. Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home…
9/8/2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 14th, 1956
Bragg Doris Bragg CBP 30/07/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Doris Bragg, age 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines, Doris was the daughter of the late John and Esther (Dalton) Young. She was employed for many years at Peoples Store in North Sydney, where she loved helping and talking with all her customers. Doris was a devout and faithful member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her loving husband, Walter Bragg; her two daughters, Lorna (Larry) Franko, London, Ont. and Sharon (Jay) Furtah, Windsor, Ont., three grandchildren, Candice (Enzo) Rocca, Jake and Shane Furtah; sisters, Bernadette Allan, Pickering, Ont., Jeanette Boutilier, North Sydney, Loretta Johnson, Sydney Mines and one brother, John Young, North Sydney. Doris was predeceased by her sister, Millie Tobin and her brother, Raymond ‘Buddy’ Young. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of VON Palliative Care and 4th Floor Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Visitation for Doris will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
7/27/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Brathwaite Francis 'Frank' Brathwaite CBP 14/11/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, on Nov. 11, 2011. He came to Canada in 1964 and was a painter by trade. He worked with Burke and Chiasson for a few years and then went to Toronto to work. He then returned to New Waterford to retire. He was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and he loved to attend their monthly dances. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite Byers, and brother, Boise. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He will be sadly missed by his close and dear friends, Jules and Carol Gittens, who were there for Frank at all times, also Marcella Bennett and their families. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, from 1-3 p.m with a chapel service to follow immediately at 3 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. Burial to follow in All Saints Cemetery. Donations can be made to All Saints Memorial Fund. To send Condolences go to mclellanfuneralhome.com.
11/11/2011
Brennick Anne V. Brennick CBP 13/01/2011
Anne V. Brennick

Born in: Number Four, Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 12/01/2011

Anne Veronica Brennick, 82, a 60-year resident of Bras d'Or, Cape Breton, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in the palliative care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Number Four, Florence, she was the daughter of Jenny (Carey) Vigneault and stepdaughter of Bill Vigneault. While Anne attended school in Florence and spent her early days playing with all her cousins and younger siblings in the Florence area, she migrated to the village of Bras d'Or in search of her first job, a clerk at the Bras d'Or Consumers' Cooperators. During her working days at the Consumers' Cooperators, Anne started courting a young man from Bras d'Or, John Brennick. Her days as a resident in Florence were coming to an end on Nov. 3, 1948, Anne Carey became Anne Brennick, wife of John and resident of Bras d'Or. She worked at various jobs over the next 25 years, MacNeils' Motel and Bras d'Or Texaco restaurant. In 1986 Anne and John assumed ownership of the Arm of Gold Campground where she worked tirelessly to serve the tourists who visited the Bras d'Or area. At the young age of 72, Anne handed over the Arm of Gold Campground and Trailer Park reins to her son and his wife. During her 60 years as a member of the Bras d'Or community, Anne taught adult night cooking classes, was an advocate for the Down's syndrome, serving as a member of the Canadian Association of the Down Syndrome Society, both at the national and local level, served St. Joseph parish as a hospitality minister, Eucharistic minister and RCIA sponsor, and was an Associate of the Sisters of St. Martha. Anne is survived by her five daughters, Jean, Bras d'Or, Judy (Bohdam) Wasilewski, Alberta, Joan (Kerry Muir), Florida, Michelle (Pierre Landry), Alberta, and Mary Frances, Bras d'Or and one son, John (Flora), Bras d'Or. Anne also has eight grandchildren, Pierre and Jennifer Landry, Heather Eaton, Scott Muir, Alexandra and Nicholas Wasilewski and Juliana and Matthew Brennick and four great-grandchildren, Aaralyn and Felicity Eaton, Nolan Landry and Rylee Dolgin. Anne also has four siblings, Sr. Yvonne Vigneault, Antigonish, Lorraine Fraser, Margaree, Adelaide McNeil, Alberta, and George Vigneault, Alberta. Anne was predeceased by her husband, John in 2000. Visitation for Anne will be held from 7-9 p.m., today (Thursday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday from St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with the Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Association VATTA @ 1-800-883-5608 or to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, palliative care unit. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/12/2011 Number Four, Florence
Bresowar Louise Bresowar CBP 12/11/2011
It is with great sorrow and broken hearts the family announce the sudden passing of Louise Bresowar at home on Nov. 9, 2011. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Margaret (Springhall) MacLeod and the late Wallace White. Louise was formerly an employee as a receptionist/teller at the New Waterford Credit Union, enjoyed spending time with her family, bingo, a good game of cards, a passion for cooking, and had a wonderful sense of humour. She is survived by beloved husband, Michael; her pride and joy, son Christopher; mother, Margaret; sisters, Lynda (Steve) Barton, Ontario, Sandra (Lawrence) Jewels, Glace Bay, Cathy Marchesin Ontario, Dorothy Gillis, B.C., Cecilia White, Sydney; brothers, David (Dean) White, B.C., Wally White, Robert White and Jerry MacLeod, all of New Waterford; mother and father in-law, Lizzie and Junior Bresowar, who were very special to Louise; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides her father, she was also predeceased by brother-in-law, Gary Marchesin. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 and a funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Victor Ozousuanya officiating. Burial to follow in Union Grove Cemetery and a reception to follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. Donations in memory of Louise can be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send Condolences to the family online go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
11/9/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Brown Alex Brown CBP 28/10/2011
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Alex Brown, announce his passing on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at his residence. Born in Glace Bay, May 11, 1945, Alex was the son of the late Murray and Margaret ‘Maggie’ (MacDonald) Brown. A dedicated family man, Alex leaves behind his wife, the former ‘Cookie’ Thomas; and sons, Richard, Calgary, and Murray (Colleen); twin grandsons, James and Neil; sister, Martina (Murray) MacKinnon, Boularderie, C.B.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Alex worked for a time as a coal miner and for the Glace Bay Water Department. He was also employed with McKinlay’s Pop Factory. Growing up in the heart of Caledonia (The Blocks), Alex played a variety of sports, both competitively and recreationally. Starting at the age of seven, he played Little League with the Highland Motor Giants for five years. Alex went on to play midget and juvenile baseball with teams from No. 11. In the mid 1960s, he was top-notch catcher for the Glace Bay Junior softball teams. Alex was a key member of the 1965 Caledonia Aces senior softball team, which won the Nova Scotia Championship, but were edged out by Loggieville, N.B. for the Maritime Title He played with the 1968 Oland’s Bay Byes that captured the Maritime Senior Softball Crown. The highlight of Alex’s softball career came when he was inducted into the Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame in 2010 with the 1968 Oland’s Bay Byes Softball Team. Alex played broomball, billiards, darts and bowled for many years. He enjoyed a good game of cards and horseshoes with friends while sipping back his favourite “cola” beverage. He loved the fellowship and the telling of tall tales at his favourite local coffee shop where he defended his beloved Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Blue Jays quite vocally. Visitation for Alex Brown will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s memory may be made to Palliative Care or VON. Online Condolences to the Brown family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/26/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 11th, 1945
Brown Alex Brown CBP 29/10/2011
Alex Brown Alex Brown who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, was also predeceased by siblings, Neil, Mary, Sadie and John. The full obituary can be viewed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/26/2011
Brown Cecilia Carol Brown CBP 19/07/2011
Cecilia Carol Brown, 80 passed away July 18, 2011 in Greenwich. Born May 8, 1931 in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, she is the daughter of the late Murdock and Catherine (MacNeil) MacKenzie. Cecilia moved from Glace Bay to Kentville and lived there for 18 years. Cecelia’s most important treasure was her family. She is survived by her son, Todd (Cherri) Brown, Lower Sackville; daughters, Alisa Welner, Kentville, Paula Kelly, Kentville and Sherrie (Brian) Stoodley, Lantz and six grandchildren, Whitney, Bethaney, Kaitlin, Josh, Noah and Mya. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Allister; brothers, Michael and Leonard and sisters, Theresa, Sarah and Clara. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, Wolfville. Burial will take place at a later date in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium, 568 Main St., Wolfville, N.S. B4P 1E7. Donations or Condolences may be mailed to the above noted address or by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca.
7/18/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 8th, 1931
Brown Douglas Brown CBP 27/05/2011
We regret to announce the passing of Douglas Brown, 49, formerly of Sydney Mines. He passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alta., after a brief illness. Born on Aug. 15, 1961, he was the son of Marguerite (Harding) Brown and the late Wilfred Brown. Doug is survived by his mother, Marguerite; brother, Robert, Sydney Mines; sister, Rachael, Enfield; and brother-in-law, William (Bicky) Cantwell, Sydney Mines. He is also survived by his nieces, Danielle, Katie and Alexandra Cantwell, all of Sydney Mines, and niece and nephew, Jaclyn and Alexander LeBlanc, Enfield. Doug is also survived by his aunt, Blanche, Dingwall; and several cousins. He leaves behind some special friends from Alberta, where he lived for over 25 years. Besides his father, Wilfred Brown, Doug was predeceased by his sister, Darlene and several aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 1 p.m. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Marion Barclay-MacKay officiating. Donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the local chapter of the MS Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
5/27/2011 Born: August 15th, 1961
Brown Muriel Brown CBP 24/05/2011
Muriel Brown   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney/Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 22/05/2011   Muriel Brown, 79, of Alexandra Street, Sydney,  and a former resident of Glace Bay, passed away  Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional  Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the  late Tom and Jennie Pearl (MacLeod) Morgan. Muriel was a member of the Salvation Army Church  in Glace Bay. She was once employed at the Glace  Bay Fish Plant. Muriel loved playing darts, going  out to bingo and bowling. She was an avid CB'er  back in the day. Muriel will be remembered as an  independent lady with a sharp wit and great sense  of humour. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Brown  (Randy Aubin), Alberta, Marian (John) Axworthy,  Toronto; son, Michael, Glace Bay; brothers,  Donald Morgan (Florence), Reserve Mines, Alan  Morgan, Glace Bay; two sisters, Edith Morgan,  Montreal, Linda Morgan, Toronto; five  grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert  Eli Brown in 1979 and two brothers, Darrell and  Freddie. Cremation will take place. A visitation, funeral  service and reception will be held at the V.J.  McGillivray Funeral Home in Glace Bay at a later  date with the time to be announced. Interment  will be in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Muriel, memorial  donations in her memory may be made to the Nova  Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.    
5/22/2011 Glace Bay
Brown William 'Ken' Brown CBP 09/07/2011
We regret to announce the passing of Ken at the QEII in Halifax, on July 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Ken spent his career as a truck driver and spent the last seven years working in Fort McMurray, Alta. He was also an avid sportsman. In his younger years, he loved to hunt, fish, play hockey and baseball. His favourite pastime was spending time with his children, grandchildren and many friends. Ken is survived by his wife, Patsy; his four sons, Ken (Lisa), Moncton, N.B., James (Colleen), Sydney Mines, Graham (Michelle), Spencerville, Ont., and Anthony (Courtney), Ottawa, Ont. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, James, Justin, Mariska, Tyler, Emma, Ella and two step grandchildren, Miranda and Rachel. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Grace Brown and his brother, George ‘Chick’. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2 p.m.
7/6/2011
Brushett Anna Beatrice Brushett CBP 27/12/2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Anna Beatrice Brushett, 76, of Emerald Street, River Ryan on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at home. Born in Bay St. Lawrence, she was a daughter of the late John and Christina MacDonald and adoptive parents, the late John Simon and Mary Ann Fraser. In earlier years, Beatrice was a care giver to several elderly residents in the community. She was an active volunteer for the Lion’s Club, Canadian Legion and past president of the Victoria Mines Community Centre. She loved knitting, crocheting, quilting, playing cards and fishing and at one time knit several items for Island Crafts in Sydney. Beatrice was also known for her quick wit, great sense of humor, and being kind to all those around her. Surviving are sons, Osborne (Kim) Burke, Ingonish, Fraser Burke, Edmonton, Daniel Burke (Brittany Gale), Sydney; stepson, John O. (Sandra) Wilson, New Waterford; daughters, Roberta (Clarie) Prince, Hamilton, Ont., Carolyn Burke (Stephen Finlayson), New Waterford; brother, Hughie (Alexis) MacDonald, Bay St. Lawrence; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Beatrice was predeceased by her first husband, Osborne Burke Sr., second husband, Gordon Brushett, two brothers, Jim MacDonald, Hector MacDonald and one sister, Margaret Boutilier. 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 will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines, with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard’s parish hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/24/2011 Bay St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Buchanan Margaret ‘Peggy’ Buchanan CBP 31/10/2011
It is with broken hearts that Sandra, Anne, and Dawn announce the passing of their dear mother, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Buchanan, the best mother in the world. Momma passed away peacefully in her sleep at the beautiful An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Oct. 29, 2011. Her last days were filled with much love and laughter, with her family and closest friends by her side. Born in Sydney, Peggy was the eldest child of the late Horace and Annie ‘Nan’ (Johnson) Jefferson. She spent a great deal of her youth in Dutch Brook. She was a lifetime member of St. Andrew’s United Church. As a teenager, she was a proud bagpiper in the Sydney Girls’ Pipe Band and a member of the MacDonald 100 Pipe Band, taking part in the inaugural crossing of the Canso Causeway in 1955. Peggy worked varied jobs over the years, working to give her girls the little extra things in life, spending most of her career with the Sydney/CBRM Police Department. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannette, in infancy. She is leaving behind three daughters, (her greatest accomplishment), Sandra (Bill) Wolf, Australia, Anne, Lower Sackville, and Dawn (Philip) Andrews, Bangor, Maine; as well as two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Victoria Andrews. She is also survived by one sister, Sharon Ball, Kitchener, Ont; and two brothers, Bill Jefferson, Coxheath, and Ed ‘Gunka’ (Sandra) Jefferson, Saint John, N.B. She will also be dearly missed by her best friends, Catherine and Heather. Cremation has taken place. A thanksgiving memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at St. Andrew’s United Church, 40 Bentinck St., Sydney. Reception to follow at the church hall. A private interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
10/29/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Buchanan Nelson Buchanan CBP 31/01/2011
Nelson Buchanan

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Donkin, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 29/01/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Nelson Buchanan, on Jan. 29, 2011, at his home. Born in Glace Bay, Nelson was the son of the late Harold and Pat (Grant) Buchanan. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church, Donkin. Nelson was employed by the Sydney Steel Corporation, retiring after 29 years of service. He was an honorary member of the Donkin Volunteer Fire Department. Nelson thoroughly enjoyed his retirement, golfing, hunting and fishing. Mostly he enjoyed watching and attending hockey games with his wife, Donna. He was an avid Screaming Eagles fan. Nelson is survived by his wife of 51 years, Donna (Currie) his five children, Lynn (Charles), Donkin, Deborah, Fredricton, N.B., Donnie (Terrie), New Glasgow, N.S., Donna Marie, Antigonish, N.S., and Wayne, Donkin his grandchildren, Amanda, Adam, Nolan, Steffan, Alexandra, Riley and Travis. He is also survived by his brother, Kevin (Arlene) and their children, Kevin (Lee Ann and Emily), Craig (Carter) and Angie. Nelson's life was made richer by the return of his brother, Kevin to Donkin after years of military service. He enjoyed his time spent with Kevin and Arlene at Dearn's Corner. Nelson will be so sadly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held in St. Luke's United Church, Donkin, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Chris Matheson officiating with reception to follow in the church hall. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Church, Donkin. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

1/29/2011 Glace Bay
Budge Alex Budge CBP 07/11/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex Budge, 76, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour, who fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Haven, Victoria County, he was a fisherman all of his life, who retired in 2000 and the fall of 2000 was diagnosed with cancer. He enjoyed family get-togethers and his Newfoundland Music, which he listened to until the end. He also enjoyed trout fishing with his good friend Wayne Budge. Alex is survived by his loving wife Annie for 45 years, and an only child, a daughter, Linda and his son-in-law Kenny Briand of White Point, who he referred to as his “ole Buddy”; and the only grandchild Tommy, who he thought the world of and was so proud of. All he wanted was to see him excel in life. Alex is also survived by a sister, Eleanor (James) Smith and a brother, Gordie, both of New Haven; seven nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Blanche (Turner), two brothers, Allan, George (Buddy), and a sister, Marie, and in-laws, Thomas and Hilda Nash. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fillmore and Whitman. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Parish Cemetery, Neil’s Harbour, with Rev. Warren Huestis officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Alex’s name to the Buchanan Hospital or Palliative Care, Neil’s Harbour. Online condolence may be sent the family at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. To some you may be forgotten and to others a part of the past But to us who loved and lost you, your memory will always last.
11/4/2011 New Haven, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 14th, 1935
Budge James Budge CBP 04/04/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Budge on Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Moore) Budge. In his early years, Jim was employed with Cape Breton Tramways Company Limited and later he enjoyed a long career with Sydney Steel Corporation, retiring after 40 years of service, in 1984. Jim was an avid fisherman who had a love for the ocean and spent many years in and around the water. He also loved gardening, but one of his greatest joys in life was his grandchildren and they will dearly miss him. Jim is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosalie (Detcheverry); sister, Margaret; four sons, Robert, Wesley, of Glace Bay, Douglas (Vanessa) of Prince George, B.C., James (Mona) of Cambridge, Ont.; and daughter, Marina (Maurice) of Dartmouth. Also surviving are grandchildren, Anna Tersa, Kimberly, Paige, Wesley and Dean and great-grandson, Van James. Jim was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Etta and Josephine and brothers, William and George. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care Service, Cape Breton Health Care Complex, 1482 George St., Sydney, N.S., B1P 1P3. Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com
4/1/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Budge Noah Budge CBP 05/10/2011
It is with broken hearts that we, the family announce the sudden passing of our son and BIG brother, Noah Budge. Born in Sydney, he was the son of John and Robin (Morrison) Budge. Noah attended Cabot School and enjoyed fishing and the love of the sea with his dad and grandfather, stirred laughter and warmed the hearts of everyone he knew. Our hearts will forever be saddened and he will be forever missed. Noah is survived by his parents; his brother, Nicholas; grandparents, Martina Morrison, Bobby and Marlene Budge; aunts, Pam (Brian) Herridge, Karen Budge (Mike Kutchuream), Christina (Seth) Appiah and Denise (John) Organ; as well as his loving cousins, Brennan, Sueanne, Caroline, Meghan, Jaiden and Barret. Noah was predeceased by his grandfather, Nelson Morrison and aunt, Sharron Budge. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the St. Andrew’s Church, Neils Harbour, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in St. Andrew’s Church, Neils Harbour, with Rev. Hustis officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
10/3/2011 Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 28th, 1997
Buffett Sherry Lynn Buffett CBP 14/10/2011
It is with heavy hearts and deepest sorrow that we, the family of Sherry Lynn Buffett, announce her passing on Oct. 12, 2011, after a short illness. Born in Alder Point on March 13, 1966, Sherry was the youngest daughter of the late Gordon and Irma (Devoe) Buffett. She was a member of St. Anne’s parish, Alder Point. Sherry worked at Clearwater Fish Plants in Alder Point and North Sydney. She was a volunteer at the Sydney Mines Food Bank for the last number of years. Sherry was a kind and loving person, and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her, especially her family, who have lost a precious sister. Sherry is survived by her children, Kenny and Gloria Jean; her companion, Gary Merritt; her sisters, Gloria (Wayne) Musgrave, Jean (Pat) Melvin and Wendy (Harold) Castle; her brothers, Wayne (Denise) and Jacob (Judy) and many family and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by an infant brother, Gerard. Visitation for Sherry Lynn Buffett will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines today (Friday), October 14, 2011, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate her life will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or. Donations in Sherry’s memory may be made to the Sydney Mines Food Bank. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. “A sister is someone to laugh, sing, dance and cry with.”
10/12/2011 Alder Point, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 13th, 1966
Buffett Wanda Buffett CBP 07/06/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Wanda, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and a very proud nanny, Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was the daughter of Alex and Eunice (MacNeil) Robinson. Wanda was a giving and loving soul who gave all she could to help those in need. Her contagious laughter will be missed by all who knew her. She was an employee of Sobey’s, North Sydney for the past 27 years. Besides her parents, also left to mourn is her loving husband of 11 years, Earl; daughters, Carrie-Lynn (Garland) Carmichael, Halifax, Cindy (Tom) Smith, New Brunswick and Brandy, the special love of her life, Sydney; stepdaughter, Leanne (Ricky) Donovan, Sydney Mines; grandchildren, (Nanny’s pride and joy), Abby, Hailey, Faith, Jacob, Danielle, Jenna and Emily; brothers, Gerard Robinson, Terry (Helen), Bruce (Audrey), Trevor (Nancy); sisters, Kim (Eddy) Parks and Darlene (Paul) Marks; nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her in-laws, Barry (Francis), Cecil (Edie), Bernie (Deanna), Yvonne, Joan (Sandy), Cameron (Doreen), Olive (Bob), Mary, Sharon (Ernie), Joanne (Greg) and Wayne. Visitation for Wanda Buffett will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Tuesday), June 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery in Bras d’Or. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deerfield Small Options Home, Resi-Care, Coxheath. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/4/2011
Bungay Creighton Benjamin Bungay CBP 17/06/2011
Born Sept. 16, 1918, in North Sydney, a resident of Bras d’Or, Creighton was predeceased by loving wife Melita (DuGas). He is survived by sons, Eric (Paula), Tampa, Florida, and Hal (Candis and children, Brenan and Alana), Fletcher’s Lake, N.S. The son of the late George and Jenny (Dicks) Bungay, Creighton, the oldest of 13, is survived by brothers George, North Sydney, and Reginald, Little Pond, and sisters Mary (Mrs. Lauchie Stubbert), Alder Point, Sadie (Mrs. James Roland), Alder Point, and Joyce Mulley, Florence. He will be deeply missed by companion, Helen MacNeil. Creighton was predeceased by brothers William, Clyde, Murray, Leo, and sisters Susan (Mrs. Gus Pero), Vera (Mrs. Tom Riggs) and Cavell. A proud veteran of the Second World War, Creighton served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy, and was ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ for Distinguished Service by King George VI. He was a member of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83, and also served 16 years leading young men with the Boy Scouts of Canada. A carpenter by trade, Creighton was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners. Visitations will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass take place at St. Anne’s Church, Alder Point, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83 in Florence. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines or a charity of your choice.
6/16/2011 Born: September 16th, 1918
Burgess Richard Burgess CBP 26/08/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of Richard Burgess at home on Aug. 23, 2011. Richard is survived by his sons, Richard and John; grandchildren, Patty, RJ, Felicia, Kaitlyn and who always held a special place in his heart Johnathan. He is also survived by brothers, Roy and Jack; sisters, Margie, Doreen, Helen and Ann and many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late John and Rosaline (Drinkwater) Burgess. Besides his parents Richard was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Maclellan) Burgess, sisters, Hope, Barbra, Dolly and Sharon, and brothers, Stanley, George and Dan. Visitation will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12-2 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Online Condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantsfuneralhome.com.
8/23/2011
Burke Daniel 'Danny' Burke CBP 15/01/2011
Daniel 'Danny' Burke

Born in: Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 15/01/2011

The family of Daniel 'Danny' Burke, mourn the loss of a wonderful brother and uncle in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Danny was the son of the late Joseph and Minnie (Tighe) Burke of Victoria Mines. Danny was a miner, a handyman, a singer and guitar player with the Cape Breton Aces, they had a weekly radio show and played for dances and weddings across Cape Breton. Danny is survived by his brother, Patrick 'Sonny' Burke of Hamilton, Ont. sisters-in-law, Gloria Burke, Irma Burke, Christina Burke and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters and their spouses, Adeline (Murray) Timmons, Nancy (Raymond) MacNeil, Roberta 'Sister '(Duncan) MacGillivray and Theresa 'Bea' (Allan) Reid as well as four brothers, Michael, Joseph, Earl and Osbourne 'Buddie' Burke. A special thank you to his niece, Grace MacKesey who has been a close friend to Danny for many years. She was a great comfort to him in his final days. A very special thank you to his nephew, John O. Wilson, for his kindness to Danny and the many hours of taking him where ever he needed to go, getting him to and being by his side for many days at the hospital and to John O's wife, Sandra Wilson for her kindness and understanding during this sad time. To the residents of the seniors building who were so kind and phoned when they thought Danny needed help. His nephew, Francis Reid and cousin, Eldon Burke, as always were there to console and help Danny. The nurses and doctors at New Waterford and Cape Breton Regional hospitals were wonderful. To others, thank you for your visits and kind words. At Danny's request, his body was donated to Dalhousie Medical Research Centre so that doctors may learn, lives may be saved and suffering put to an end. There will be no visitation, a family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dalhousie Medical Research Center, Halifax or a charity of one's own choice. Online condolences to the family can be sent through the V.J .McGillivray Funeral Home website in New Waterford, www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/15/2011 Victoria Mines
Burke Eddy Burke CBP 10/09/2011
Eddy Burke, age 61 of Murphy's Lane, Glace Bay, who passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney will have a funeral service in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay on Monday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in St. Anne's Cemetery. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/8/2011
Burke Eddy Burke CBP 09/09/2011
Eddy Burke, 61, of Murphy’s Lane, Glace Bay, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Lingan, he was the son of the late Michael and Georgina (Seymour) Burke. Eddy was employed at Highland Fisheries in Glace Bay for several years. He loved to shoot darts and was an avid camper. Eddy loved life, his wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, friends and nature. Spending time in Catalone in the family camper brought him great peace and joy. In his younger years, Eddy enjoyed fishing and hunting. Eddy is survived by his wife, Sharon (Chiasson) Burke; daughter, Sherry Burke (Joel Mark); son, Michael (Sherry); brother, Michael (Sheila); and two sisters, Kay and Linda, all in Glace Bay. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Dylan, Logan, Raegan, Shelby and Maggie. Eddy was predeceased by three sisters, Carmella, Frances, Nellie in infancy and a brother, Richard. Cremation to take place. A funeral service will be held in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. The time and date to be announced. As an expression of sympathy for Eddy, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses at 4D, Regional Hospital, Dr. Cadegan and Dr. Quiresha. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/8/2011 Lingan, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burke Roy Burke CBP 29/04/2011
Roy Burke

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 29/04/2011

Roy Francis Burke, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (MacNeil) Burke. Roy is survived by sisters, Viola (Ed) and Annie (Lefty), Ottawa brother, Clarence (Helen) nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters. "Rest in Peace&quot

4/29/2011 Sydney
Burke Roy Francis Burke CBP 27/04/2011
Roy Francis Burke

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away On: 23/04/2011

It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of my father, Roy Francis Burke, who passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Sarah and James Burke. Roy was recently predeceased by his adored wife, Vivian Charlotte, never apart for over 68 years, now together again. For over 40 years, Roy was employed by the Sydney Steel Corp. in the electrical department. Roy was the father of three children, two sons, James and Donald and daughter, Margaret. In his youth, Roy was a natural athlete excelling in such sports as hockey as well as baseball and bowling. Roy was an avid outdoorsman especially as a hunter and fisherman. At this time a great deal of thanks must go out to the VON whose dedication to their clients knows no bounds - Roy thanks you all especially Helen and Lois. I would like to thank Dr. Glen Gracie of Sydney Family Practice for all his care and compassion given to dad. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Shelter, 32 Margaret St., Sydney, N.S. "Twilight and evening bell and after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark." Tennyson - Crossing the Bar Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

4/23/2011 Sydney
Burns Emelda Burns CBP 12/11/2011
It is with deep sadness that we, the children, announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Emelda Burns on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Victorian Haven Nursing Home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rita (Buckley) Gracie. Emelda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had a very strong and deep faith and cherished her prayer beads. She is survived by her children, Terri Anne, Glace Bay, Patrick (Kelly), Reserve Mines, Blair (Lorrie) New Waterford, Jamie (Alicia) Glace Bay; grandchildren, Shelby, Daniel, Caitlyn, Breton, Brydan, Dakota, Tarran, Zackery, Dawson, Jessica, Caylee; one sister, Anne (Jerry) MacNeil; four brothers, Terry (Betsie), John (Mary), Jimmy (Marion), Joey (Carol); numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John (Bobby) Burns, eldest son, Bobby Jr., two sisters and one brother in infancy. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow the service in the parish cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Bobby. The family will greet people at 10 a.m. leading up to the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. “You were truly a gift from God above Only he could have made you with that much love. Love you always and forever mom, you were the best!”
11/9/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burns Henry Francis 'Dit' Burns CBP 19/01/2011
Henry Francis 'Dit' Burns

Born in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: River Ryan, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 18/01/2011

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Henry Francis 'Dit' Burns, 80, of River Ryan, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Dennis and Amy (Bourgeois) Burns. Henry was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard, formerly Mount Carmel Church and an honorary member of the Mount Carmel Auditorium Committee, New Waterford. He worked for Devco for 38 years until his retirement. Henry was an avid sportsfan who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren as well as his friends at the KOC and Tim Hortons. Surviving are daughters, Pauline (Glen) Tutty, Albert Bridge, Patsy (Ronnie) White, River Ryan, Heather (Greg) Fortier, North Bay, Ont., Paulette Stanford Burns (Ross), River Ryan son, Francis (Rita) Burns, Marion Bridge brother, Michael (Muriel) Burns, Dominion sisters, Dorothy Groom, Janie (Hector) Peori, both of Dominion grandchildren, Ronnie and Craig White, Matthew Stanford, Blair Boone, Justin and Janelle Burns, Dylan Fortier. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Currie), brothers Joe and William, sisters, Teresa Odo and Yvonne Mullins. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. Donations in his 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.

1/18/2011 New Waterford
Burton Effie Burton CBP 12/10/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Effie Burton, of Capstick, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney. Born in Capstick on Dec. 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Kanary) Burton. She was a lifelong member of St. Margaret’s parish, St. Margaret’s Village. Effie was a kind, loving person who loved company and made everyone feel welcome when they came to her home. Her favourite pastimes were playing cards and sitting on her deck looking out over the ocean in the summertime. She is survived by her daughters, Caroline MacDougall, Sydney Mines and Paula (Russell) MacNeil, Florence; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, John Burton; her daughter, Alice (Burton) Capstick; her lifelong partner, Buddy Capstick; sisters, Carrie MacDougall, Margaret MacDonald and Josephine Burton and brothers, Clarence Burton and Johnnie Burton. Effie’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Northside Community Guest Home. Visitation for Effie Burton will be held in St. Margaret’s Parish Centre, St. Margaret’s Village, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/10/2011 Capstick, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 3rd, 1912
Burton Hugh G. Burton CBP 26/04/2011
Hugh G. Burton Feb 2, 1946 - Apr 23, 2011 It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Hugh "Pee Wee" Burton on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Survived by his son, Sean, brothers, Terrance (ruby), Gerald (Wendy), Maurice (Lee). Predeceased by his faather, Alexander "Shorty", mother, Margaret "Peg", brothers, Sean & Ronald and sister, Judy. Hugh will be greatly missed by all his nieces and nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and private interment will follow. Online condolences may be sent to www.schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com
4/23/2011
Burton Mary (Stewart) Burton CBP 21/05/2011
Our mother, Mary (Stewart) Burton, 92, St. Margarets Village passed away at home on May 13, 2011 after many years of hard endurance due to failing health. Born on Dunakym Mountain / Glencoe Mills, Inverness County, on Feb. 25, 1919, Mary was the daughter of the late John Neil Stewart (1882-1977) and Maggie Jane MacDonald (1888-1922), Foot Cape, Inverness County. Mom is survived by daughters, Peggy (the late Lloyd) Petrie, Dingwall, Alexis (Hughie) MacDonald, St. Margarets Village, Elizabeth (Gordon) MacKillop, Glace Bay, Theresa (Kenneth ‘Brother’) MacKinnon, St. Margarets Village; and son, Murdock (Violet) Burton, White Point; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; nephew, Jackie (Audrey) Stewart, Whycocomagh; nieces, Betty (Clyde) Tanner, Timberlea and Leona (Mitch) Ginn, Eastern Passage; sisters-in-law, Judy (the late Harold) Buffett, Oromocto, N.B., Lizzie Burton, St. Margarets Village and Mary Burton, Dingwall; as well as many other nieces and nephews . Mary was predeceased by her husband, Alex of 53 years (1914-1995); sons, George (1948-1973) and Jimmy (1951-1973); three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Carol O’Brien (John); sons-in-law, Lloyd Petrie and Raymond MacKinnon; sister, Cassie (1910-1988) who became a mother figure at age 12 to our mom, Mary, who was two years old when their Mother died; brothers, Dan Angus (1909-1929), Ranold (1912-1979), John Dan (1914-1989) (Georgina MacLean), John Alex (1916-1988) (Hattie Stewart) and Dan Charlie (1921-1978); grandnephew, John Glen Stewart (son of Jackie and Audrey Stewart); brothers-in-law, George, Jack (Lorna), Andrew, Donald, Allan (Kay), Frank and Ernie; as well as sisters-in-law, Mamie (Gordon) Dedieu and Mary (Joe) Doucette. We would like to thank our sister, Theresa for all the years she cared for our parents and especially the last 16 years since Dad passed away; ‘Brother’ for all his dedication, and his ''funny wit" that would put a little smile on mom's face; the live in care workers for all they have done in order for Mom to live at home, especially to Pat, for treating our mother as if she was her own; Home Care workers, especially Nancy, who was like a daughter to mom; nurses that did home visits; doctors and staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, especially to Dr. Ken Murray for his 38 years of care to mom. We also would like to thank Archie MacDonald for his visits over the years and our cousin, Andre Burton who was always there when needed. Mom's great-grandfather, Neil Stewart of the Isle of Eigg in Scotland arrived and settled in Glencoe in 1843 and brought with him the Gaelic language which was Passed on to mom, her brothers and sister. When mom started school in Glencoe Mills with her friends, Mamie (Mac Isaac) Gillis (deceased) and Tena (Mac Isaac) MacMillan, Mabou, they had very little English. Tena later was our mother's maid of honour and they remained life long friends. Dad was working in the lumber woods for Peter J. MacIntyre in Dunakym when he met our mother and they married in 1942, after dad enlisted in the Army. Later they had Peggy, and while in the front lines in Holland, he received word that another daughter, Alexis was born. Dad's sister, Judy helped mom move from Dunakym to St. Margarets Village just before dad arrived home from overseas in October 1945. In 1946 dad built our family home and they moved in 1947. While building the house he added a bedroom down stairs in case as he remarked, ''when we get old, we might need it'', and this is where they both lived their last days and passed away. When they moved in a neighbour, the late Mary Alice (Bob) MacDonald came up with a basket of goodies to welcome them. This act of kindness, lead to them becoming great neighbours and friends. Another good neighbour and friend was Joe Curtis (the late Margaret) who mom met while he was working in Dunakym in the lumber woods. Jessie (late Mike) Fitzgerald, Dingwall was also another good friend of mom's. Mom was a very humble person, with a heart of gold. She worked at home providing the best care we could ever want. She loved to see family, friends, and priests come to visit. Before leaving, they would need to have a cup of tea and a piece of pie. Dad fished for about 45 years and mom would get up every morning to make his breakfast. Mom was a longtime member of St. Margarets of Scotland Church, St. Margarets Village. Visitation for the late Mary (Stewart) Burton will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 12-9 p.m. in St. Margarets of Scotland Church, Fr. James MacLean Room, St. Margarets Village. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Mary (Stewart) Burton will be held on Monday, May 23 at 3 p.m. in St. Margarets of Scotland Church with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow by the C.W.L. in the Fr. James MacLean Room. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com “Tha gaol agam ort,Mathair.Tapadh leat”
5/13/2011 Dunakym Mountain, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burton Mary Burton (Stewart) CBP 21/05/2011
Mary Burton (Stewart)   Born In: Dunakym Mountain, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: St. Margarets Village, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 13/05/2011   Our mother, Mary (Stewart) Burton, 92, St.  Margarets Village passed away at home on May 13,  2011 after many years of hard endurance due to  failing health. Born on Dunakym Mountain / Glencoe Mills,  Inverness County, on Feb. 25, 1919, Mary was the  daughter of the late John Neil Stewart  (1882-1977) and Maggie Jane MacDonald  (1888-1922), Foot Cape, Inverness County. Mom is survived by daughters, Peggy (the late  Lloyd) Petrie, Dingwall, Alexis (Hughie)  MacDonald, St. Margarets Village, Elizabeth  (Gordon) MacKillop, Glace Bay, Theresa (Kenneth  'Brother') MacKinnon, St. Margarets Village; and  son, Murdock (Violet) Burton, White Point; 21  grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 15  great-great-grandchildren; five  step-grandchildren; eight  step-great-grandchildren; one  step-great-great-grandchild; nephew, Jackie  (Audrey) Stewart, Whycocomagh; nieces, Betty  (Clyde) Tanner, Timberlea and Leona (Mitch) Ginn,  Eastern Passage; sisters-in-law, Judy (the late  Harold) Buffett, Oromocto, N.B., Lizzie Burton,  St. Margarets Village and Mary Burton, Dingwall;  as well as many other nieces and nephews . Mary was predeceased by her husband, Alex of 53  years (1914-1995); sons, George (1948-1973) and  Jimmy (1951-1973); three grandchildren; three  great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Carol O'Brien  (John); sons-in-law, Lloyd Petrie and Raymond  MacKinnon; sister, Cassie (1910-1988) who became  a mother figure at age 12 to our mom, Mary, who  was two years old when their Mother died;  brothers, Dan Angus (1909-1929), Ranold  (1912-1979), John Dan (1914-1989) (Georgina  MacLean), John Alex (1916-1988) (Hattie Stewart)  and Dan Charlie (1921-1978); grandnephew, John  Glen Stewart (son of Jackie and Audrey Stewart);  brothers-in-law, George, Jack (Lorna), Andrew,  Donald, Allan (Kay), Frank and Ernie; as well as  sisters-in-law, Mamie (Gordon) Dedieu and Mary  (Joe) Doucette. We would like to thank our sister, Theresa for  all the years she cared for our parents and  especially the last 16 years since Dad passed  away; 'Brother' for all his dedication, and his  ''funny wit" that would put a little smile on  mom's face; the live in care workers for all they  have done in order for Mom to live at home,  especially to Pat, for treating our mother as if  she was her own; Home Care workers, especially  Nancy, who was like a daughter to mom; nurses  that did home visits; doctors and staff at  Buchanan Memorial Hospital, especially to Dr. Ken  Murray for his 38 years of care to mom. We also  would like to thank Archie MacDonald for his  visits over the years and our cousin, Andre  Burton who was always there when needed. Mom's great-grandfather, Neil Stewart of the Isle  of Eigg in Scotland arrived and settled in  Glencoe in 1843 and brought with him the Gaelic  language which was passed on to mom, her brothers  and sister. When mom started school in Glencoe  Mills with her friends, Mamie (Mac Isaac) Gillis  (deceased) and Tena (Mac Isaac) MacMillan, Mabou,  they had very little English. Tena later was our  mother's maid of honour and they remained life  long friends. Dad was working in the lumber woods  for Peter J. MacIntyre in Dunakym when he met our  mother and they married in 1942, after dad  enlisted in the Army. Later they had Peggy, and  while in the front lines in Holland, he received  word that another daughter, Alexis was born.  Dad's sister, Judy helped mom move from Dunakym  to St. Margarets Village just before dad arrived  home from overseas in October 1945. In 1946 dad  built our family home and they moved in 1947.  While building the house he added a bedroom down  stairs in case as he remarked, ''when we get old,  we might need it'', and this is where they both  lived their last days and passed away. When they  moved in a neighbour, the late Mary Alice (Bob)  MacDonald came up with a basket of goodies to  welcome them. This act of kindness, lead to them  becoming great neighbours and friends. Another  good neighbour and friend was Joe Curtis (the  late Margaret) who mom met while he was working  in Dunakym in the lumber woods. Jessie (late  Mike) Fitzgerald, Dingwall was also another good  friend of mom's. Mom was a very humble person, with a heart of  gold. She worked at home providing the best care  we could ever want. She loved to see family,  friends, and priests come to visit. Before  leaving, they would need to have a cup of tea and  a piece of pie. Dad fished for about 45 years and  mom would get up every morning to make his  breakfast. Mom was a longtime member of St. Margarets of  Scotland Church, St. Margarets Village. Visitation for the late Mary (Stewart) Burton  will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 12-9  p.m. in St. Margarets of Scotland Church, Fr.  James MacLean Room, St. Margarets Village.  Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Mary  (Stewart) Burton will be held on Monday, May 23  at 3 p.m. in St. Margarets of Scotland Church  with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will  take place in the parish cemetery. A luncheon  will follow by the C.W.L. in the Fr. James  MacLean Room. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care  and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com "Tha gaol agam ort,Mathair.Tapadh leat"    
5/13/2011 Dunakym Mountain, NS
Bussey Esther Bussey CBP 30/04/2011
Esther Bussey

Born In: Fox Island, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed Away In: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Esther Bussey on Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born at Fox Island, Nfld. to the late Arthur and Minnie Coley and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Esther is survived by her son, Stuart Young daughters, Evelyn (Kevin) Donovan, Minnie (Brian) MacLeod grandchildren, Donna, Daniel, Melissa, Brian, Tyler, Ashley, Kayla and one great-grandchild, Cameron, who was the apple of her eye. She is also survived by her one sister-in-law, Rita Bussey as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Young second husband, Roy Bussey sons, Gilbert Young, George Bussey daughter-in-law, Florence Young, sister, Emily Carter brothers, George and Ivan Coley brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ernest (Ruth) Bussey, Gordon (Eileen) Bussey, Everett Bussey. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Reception to follow. Donations may be sent to the St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of?

4/29/2011 Fox Island, NFLD
Butler Margaret ‘Maggie’ Butler CBP 11/06/2011
It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a beautiful mother, sister, aunt and friend, Margaret ‘Maggie’ Butler of Glace Bay. Maggie passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford with loving family by her side. Born in Glace Bay, Dec. 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel (Barrett) Sealey. She was an active member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay and she was also a member of the Home League and enjoyed manning the Salvation Army kettles. Maggie enjoyed her many bus trips with her daughter and best friend, Margie to the mall in Sydney. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Margie; sons, Leslie (Patty), Ralph and Tommy. Also surviving are her sisters, Isabel, Marcella and Helen. Maggie was predeceased by her long time companion, Albert Anderson and sisters, Phyllis, Edith and Sally and brothers, David, Richard and stepbrother, Gordon Sealey. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Maggie's memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. Visitation for Maggie will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel with Captain Kristian Simms officiating. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. On line Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
6/9/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 16th, 1932
Butterworth John MacRae Butterworth CBP 16/05/2011
John MacRae Butterworth 1945-2011, Sydney - It is with heartfelt  sadness that we the family announce the passing of John MacRae  Butterworth on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional  Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Jack (MBE)  and Annabel (MacRae) Butterworth. He is survived by his loving wife,  Roberta (Wadden), son Jamie (Karen), and his best buddy, Mr. Max.  John began his career as a member of the Sydney Police Department and  went on to become truant officer for the City of Sydney. He then  became the first gun control officer for the Province of Nova Scotia.  In 2000, many years as a deputy sheriff for the Province of Nova  Scotia, he retired from the public sector. John continued to work as  a provincial civil constable in his own private business until 2010.  John was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. He was an  active and proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12.  John was an active musician over the years from playing the drums in  dance bands and playing with the Kiwanis Band, City of Sydney  Marching Band and then the Cape Breton Firefighters Fraternal Band.  He enjoyed camping in Lake Ainslie and was an avid sports and stamp  collector. John was a lifetime Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and flew  their flag after every victory. In honouring John's wishes, there  will be no visitation. A private family burial will be held at a  later day. Memorial donations in John's memory can be made to the  Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences ma be  sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
5/13/2011 Glace Bay
Butts Herman Butts CBP 21/12/2011
Passed in: New Waterford/New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada It is with saddened hearts that we are announcing the sudden passing of Herman Butts. Herman passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Roderick Eric and Isabel (Brake) Butts, and was a member of St. Leonard’s Church, New Waterford. Herman retired from Devco after 30 years service, working in both Lingan and Phalan mines. In more recent years Herman also worked in Fort McMurray, Alta. Herman always had a smile on his face and a joke ready to be told. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed his times spent at Lake O’Law, camping, hunting and fishing. He also looked forward his visits to casinos and his daily run to Tim Horton’s with his faithful dog Charlie at his side. He is survived by his loving companion of 22 years, Marion Moulton; daughter, Eryn (James); son, Kyle (Judith); sisters, Alice, Carmel and Ann. Herman is also survived by three beautiful grandsons, Dylan, Brendon and special grandson, Kenzie who he adored; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Herman was also predeceased by a sister, Claudia, brother, Eric, three grandsons, Koady Butts and Bryson and Loghan Currie. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Leonard’s Church, Mt. Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street. As an expression of sympathy for Herman, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/21/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Butts Victor Butts CBP 05/10/2011
It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the passing of our beloved brother, Victor Butts, who passed away peacefully Thursday Sept. 29, 2011 at the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ont. Born in Glace Bay, Vickie was the son of the late Vic and Clara Butts. Vickie is survived and sadly missed by his children, Shane (Tracy) Butts, Kenora, Ont., Barb Butts, Kenora, Ont., Vickie (Cindy) Butts, Winnipeg, Jody (Betty) Butts, Burlington, Ont., Stan (Lorraine) Butts, Toronto, Ont., Carla (Steve) Mcdonald, Toronto, Ont.; his brother, Joe (Lanie) Butts, Glace Bay and sisters, Delores (Roddie) MacVicar, Glace Bay, Carla Smith, Midland, Ont., Rita O’Leary, Glace Bay and sister-in-law, Jessie Butts, Glace Bay. Vickie was predeceased by his wife, Susie and three brothers, Wayne, Earl and Billie. Vickie will be sadly missed by all of his family. Cremation to take place, and services to be held Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011 at Alcock Funeral Home, Kenora, Ont.
9/29/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Caldwell James E. Caldwell CBP 12/05/2011
James E. Caldwell

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 05/04/1930

Passed Away In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 11/05/2011

It is with sadness that the family of James Emerson Caldwell announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with myasthenia gravis. Born April 5, 1930, he was the son of the late Maj. Archibald and Marguerite (MacLeod) Caldwell of Sydney Mines. A graduate of Sydney Mines high, he worked for 11 years for Canada Packers before becoming administrator of Harbour View Hospital. He worked a total of 35 years in hospital administration. Jim was an elder of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He served in many capacities, including member of the Board of Managers, choir member, Sunday School superintendent, and representative elder. He also served a three-year term on the Administrative Council of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan (MacKenzie) Caldwell sons, Norman, Kenneth (wife Valerie and sons Jonathon, Tyler and Aaron) and Peter (wife Avril) daughters, Barbara (husband Michael and children Keir, Jared and Tierney McIsaac) and Margie Lou (children Joannah Unsworth Shaemus and Kristianne Campbell, and their father Jimmie Campbell) and great-granddaughters, Breagh, Sadie and Alexandra. He is also survived by his brother, Rev. Malcolm (Lois) Caldwell sisters-in-law, Jean Caldwell and Bibsey MacKeigan and brother-in-law, Dr. Wylie Smith. Jim was predeceased by his brothers, Lloyd, George (June) and Rev. Quincy, and a sister, Georgia in infancy. Visitation for Jim Caldwell will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, May 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Marion Barclay MacKay officiating. Reception to follow. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, or to a charity of one's choice. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care - Steelworkers' Lane for the outstanding care shown to Jim over the last three years. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

5/11/2011 Sydney Mines on 5/4/1930
Cameron Brian 'Gimpy' Cameron CBP 23/11/2011
Brian 'Gimpy' Cameron, 22, of New Waterford, passed away suddenly on Nov. 1, 2011 as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. 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 Brian will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Carmel Center, New Waterford. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
11/1/2011
Cameron Mary ‘Marilyn’ Cameron CBP 06/05/2011
Mary 'Marilyn' Cameron

Passed Away On: 03/03/2011

Marilyn Cameron, 71, of David Street, River Ryan, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

3/3/2011
Campbell Carleton 'Mappo' Campbell CBP 28/10/2011
Charles passed away Oct. 26, 2011 at the Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck, N.S. He was the son of the late John Eddie and Mary Alice Campbell. Carl lived his entire life in the village of Baddeck, he was a very gifted athlete and excelled on the local sport scene. A Golden Glover in boxing, an avid mid-distance runner and a champion pitcher as a youth in Maritime senior softball. For most of his adult life, the sport of harness racing was his passion. Carl and friend Monty MacRae formed RaeBell Farms in the 70s. They enjoyed great success on the Maritime harness racing and breeding scene. The many horses he trained over the years were “the best he’d ever trained.” Richie, Freddie, Hugh, Phonse, Carlyle and Monty all shared in many great harness memories over the years. Carl’s dearest friend Robert made a lot of memories possible. A special thank you from the family for that indelible friendship. Carl owned and operated Campbell’s Cash Market for most of his working life. The market was a Main Street landmark in the tiny village of Baddeck. His love for the village and its people was reflected in his everyday demeanor. The day was not complete until everyone had what they needed. Buddy, Mary, Gussie, Irwin, and Danny were part of the daily routine. Jessie, Kenny, Eddie, Althia, and many other employees made grocery shopping at “Campbell’s” a pleasant experience. The respect he earned as a merchant makes his family humble to this day. Carl was known as ‘Mappo’ by his friends and peers. His closest friends just called him ‘Map’. He was known as ‘Dad’ by his six children who all reside in Baddeck. His light shone the brightest when the word ‘Grampie’ was spoken. This was reserved for the fourteen most cherished people in his life. They will miss him the most. He is survived by three sons, Jamie (Carol), Sandy (Annie) and Carl (Jennifer); three daughters, Gayle (Jim) Ann Marie and Patti Sue (Peter); his three sisters Marilyn Cameron, Christine Ross and Sadie Cann;10 grandchildren, Sara (Kent), Candra (Chris), Jaime (Matt), Tara (Mark), Patrick, Breagh, Peter (Jeanne), Hailee (Will) Amber and Madison and four great-grandchildren, Megan, Maci, Campbell and Lawson. He was predeceased by his wife Mora (MacLeod); brother Roy and son-in-law Don. There will be visitation at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, Oct. 29, 2011 from 2 to 9 p.m. A grave side service will be held Sunday, Oct. 30th at 2 p.m. at Harbourview Cemetery, South Haven with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alderwood Rest Home or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the entire village for supporting our father during his many years in business. A special thank you to the great people who make Alderwood and Baddeck Hospital very special facilities. You all made him feel special. His doctor and good friend, Carlyle Chow is one of a kind. Our last and greatest thank you goes to our mother and his wife, Mora. She was his purpose and his support. He lost her in 2009. He is no doubt enduring a lengthy Q & A session on how we are all doing. We are all doing fine Mom, now that you are taking care of Dad. Funeral under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
10/26/2011 Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Cassie Campbell CBP 28/04/2011
Cassie Campbell

Born In: Oban, St. Peter, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

It is with deep sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Cassie Campbell at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Born in Oban, St. Peter's, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Lizza (MacIntosh) MacDonald. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her especially her cat, Minnie. Cassie is survived by her husband, John daughter, Carmella MacDonald five granddaughters, Candace, Robyn, Sarah, Samantha and Sabrina four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Neil MacDonald, sister-in-law, Elizabeth MacDonald as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Hughie (Anna) and John Dan MacDonald. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place Friday, May 6, 2011, at the S.W. Chant &amp Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com

4/27/2011 Oban, St. Peter, Nova Scotia
Campbell Francis Campbell CBP 24/08/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Francis Campbell on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at his home. Born in Jamesville, Iona, March 8, 1946, he was the son of the late Colin and Catherine (Beaton) Campbell. He was a carpenter by trade, and lived in Sydney for the past 20 years. Francis will be missed by all of his family and many great friends. He is survived by his former wife, Christena ‘Tena’ Beaton, Sydney; his brother, Michael Campbell, Baddeck; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Annie Sarah and a brother, John. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in the funeral home chapel. Intement to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, MacKinnon’s Harbour. Donations in Francis’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
8/23/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell George Bernard Campbell CBP 14/12/2011
Passed in: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada George Bernard Campbell passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Lisaard House at the age of 55 years. Devoted father of Robert, Jesse and Christina. Cherished grandpa of four; also survived by loving companion Cindy Savoy; loving brother of Sheila Murphy (Jim), Josephine Stoyles (Leroy), Arthur (Karen), Terry and John (Betty) and a stepbrother, Frankie Pickup. Uncle George will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and longtime best friend, Guy Scott. George was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Christina Campbell, stepmother, Jackie, brother, Fr. Leo Campbell C.S.B., sister, Catherine McIntyre, and a stepsister, Mikki Barrett. George's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, from 10 a.m. until the time of George's funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Reception to be held at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family, 990 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, Ont., N3H 4R6. Visit www.henrywalser.com for George's memorial.
12/10/2011
Campbell James Alexander Campbell CBP 16/12/2011
At the Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge, Eldon, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, of James Alexander Campbell of Waterside and formerly of Deepdale, Cape Breton, age 78 years. Beloved husband of Joyce (nee MacLennan). Dear father of MaryEllen Lowther (Jamie) and Barbara-Jean ‘B.J.’ Power (Greg). Doting grandfather to Gracie and Mary-Jane Power. Brother of Teresa George, Leonard Campbell (Cathy), Tootsie MacIsaac (Donnie) and Cookie Campbell (Tommy). Brother-in-law of Marge Campbell, Joyce Campbell, Doreen Campbell, Ray George and Alice Baron. Lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Jessie (Gillis) Campbell, parents-in-law, Alex and Margaret MacLennan, brothers and sisters, Mary C. Campbell, J.J. Campbell, Maurice Campbell, Jeanette MacDonald (Ronnie) and sisters-in-law, Catherine Campbell (Roy) and Mary MacLennan. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home until Monday at 9:45 a.m. then forwarded to St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church for funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the church cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to Open Door Ministry. www.belvederefh.com
12/14/2011
Campbell James Campbell CBP 09/06/2011
James Campbell   Born In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 21/01/1937   Passed Away In: Red Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 07/06/2011   It is with great sadness that we announce the  passing of James George Campbell at St. Martha's  Regional Hospital on Tuesday June 7, 2011,  following a two week period in hospital. James was born in Inverness on Jan. 21, 1937, he  was the son of the late James and Christina  (MacDonald) Campbell of Little Judique and lived  all of his life in Red Islands. He worked on his  property and local jobs in the area. James  attended Johnstown Academy and was a kind,  generous and religious man. James had many  friends and enjoyed music and loved to sing, read  and draw. He is survived by his only sister, Kay, with whom  he resided, as well as many cousins and friends. Resting in Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown, Friday  from 10 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 11  a.m., with Rev. Joe Gillis presiding, burial to  follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of  Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca  
6/7/2011 Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 21/1/1937
Campbell James George Campbell CBP 09/06/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James George Campbell at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital on Tuesday June 7, 2011, following a two week period in hospital. James was born in Inverness on Jan. 21, 1937, he was the son of the late James and Christina (MacDonald) Campbell of Little Judique and lived all of his life in Red Islands. He worked on his property and local jobs in the area. James attended Johnstown Academy and was a kind, generous and religious man. James had many friends and enjoyed music and loved to sing, read and draw. He is survived by his only sister, Kay, with whom he resided, as well as many cousins and friends. Resting in Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown, Friday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joe Gillis presiding, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca
6/7/2011 Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 21st, 1937
Campbell Jeanette Campbell CBP 04/02/2011
Jeanette Campbell

Born in: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 01/02/1931

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 31/01/2011

Jeanette Campbell, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 31, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Formerly of Whitney Pier, Jeanette was the daughter of the late John Ossie McNeil and Jane (O'Handley) McNeil. Jeanette was employed at CFB Sydney, bringing smiles to many of the service employees with her wit and sense of humour. Her positive outlook on life was passed on to her family and friends. During the past weeks dealing with her illness she continued to enjoy a laugh with her family and hospital staff and maintained a wonderful attitude. Jeanette was well informed she enjoyed reading, doing her crosswords, music and was an avid sports fan. She loved club with the girls, the 'Badgers' and her bowling league. Jeanette was an excellent cook and baker and her children were her biggest fans. The most important part of Jeanette's life was her family and she dedicated her life to always being there for them. Jeanette moved from Whitney Pier to Victoria Mines when she married her husband Russell Campbell. She loved sitting by her window watching the many different birds that spent time at the feeder. She knew every type that visited. Jeanette is survived by her children, Colin (Marilyn), South Bar, Karen, Ontario, Nora, Edmonton, Teresa, Red Deer, Dan (Willena), New Waterford granddaughters, Jamie Campbell, Nicole Campbell, Rebecca Campbell and grandson, Erik Campbell great-granddaughter, Olivia Campbell. Jeanette is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Russell in April 2010, brother, Eddie McNeil, Boston, and sister, Nora Del Grosso, Boston. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Friday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's parish hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thanks to the staff at Glace Bay Hospital, 4 North and 3 East, for taking such wonderful care of our mother. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/31/2011 Whtiney Pier on 1/2/1931
Campbell John Joseph ‘Joe’ Campbell CBP 27/12/2011
We, the family of John Joseph ‘Joe’ Campbell regretfully announce his passing on Dec. 24, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born on June 15, 1918, in Woodbine, N.S., Joe was the son of the late John R. and Margaret (MacInnis) Campbell. Joe was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Joe was a veteran in the Second World War and spent 38 years at Sydney Steel before his retirement. Our dad, Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Joe is survived by his sons, John (Evelyn) and Roy (Catherine); daughter, Mary Bourgeois; five grandchildren, Greg and Tracey Campbell, Christopher Bourgeois, Margaret Ann Sheehan and Darrel Bourgeois; four great-grandchildren, Daniel Boyce, Ceilidh Sheehan, Reagan Sheehan and William Campbell Sheehan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret MacKinnon and second wife, Linda George. He was also predeceased by brothers, Michael, Hugh and Rod, and sisters, Mary E., Margaret and Rachael. There was no visitation for the late John Joseph ‘Joe’ Campbell for cremation had taken place. A private family funeral service celebrated the life of John Joseph ‘Joe’ Campbell on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, officiated by Fr. Paul Murphy. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Palliative Care Society-An Cala unit or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
12/24/2011 Woodbine, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 15th, 1918
Campbell Keith Campbell CBP 12/04/2011
A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at St. Leo's Church, Glace Bay, for Keith Campbell with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Keith passed away Feb. 12, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. In honouring Keith's wishes, cremation took place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in Glace Bay. Interment will be in St. Anne's Cemetery. A luncheon will take place in St. Leo's Hall, directly below the church.
2/12/2011
Campbell Laura Jane Campbell CBP 24/09/2011
The grandchildren of Laura Jane Campbell deeply regret the passing of their dear grandmother on Friday Sept. 23, 2011 at the C.B. Regional Hospital. Of Point Edward Laura was the last surviving member of her family. Born in Neil's Harbour to the late Charlotte Fricker, and was raised by her adoptive parents, the late John and Edith MacLennan in Bras D’or. Laura was a life member of RCL Branch 126 of Westmount, both the parent branch and the ladies auxiliary. She was a member of the Queen Elizabeth chapter 14 of the Eastern Star, and the Canadian Order of Forresters. She held many offices in these organizations. Laura enjoyed playing darts at the Point Edward community hall until the time she took ill. Laura is survived by stepsons, David (Helen) Campbell, Niagra Falls, Robert (Helen) Campbell, Sydney Mines; daughters-in-law Mona Hamm, Dartmouth and Margureitte Hamm, Lower Sackville and seven stepchildren of the late Lewis B. Rudderham. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Laura was predeceased by her first husband Gerald Hamm; second husband, Malcolm Campbell, and long time companion Lewis B. Rudderham. Also predeceased by her sons Charles F. Hamm, Cst. William Hamm, and only daughter Shirley Withrow. Brother David MacLennan, and sisters Edith MacLennan and Rhoda Morrison  Laura will be sadly missed by her little dog and daily companion Dexter. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten, the fun of her family and her laughter will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the IWK Hospital or the Children’s Wish Foundation. Visitation will be held on Sept. 26, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will take place on Sept. 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantsfuneralhome.com. † Arrangements are under the direction of ...
9/23/2011 Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Lawrence Francis Campbell CBP 01/04/2011
We, the family of Lawrence Francis Campbell, announce his peaceful passing on March 31, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Whitney Pier, Sydney, Lawrence was the son of the late John R. and Mary (Young) Campbell. Lawrence resided in Sydney all his life and was employed with Sydney Steel Plant working for 43 years in the Open Hearth Department until his retirement. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nora (Herrell); children, Linda Burke, Joe (Diane), Betty (Bill) Smith, John-Maynard, Virginia (Bill) Muise, Jacqueline Clyke, Glen (Michelle); grandchildren, Natasha (Tom) Hum, Melissa (Arthur) Thorne, Brian Burke, Joanne Campbell, Allan Campbell, Jennifer Muise, Justine Muise, Angelia Smith, Chris Smith, Matthew Campbell, Jonathan Campbell, Bailee Clyke; great-grandchildren, Madison and Lily Hum, Evalea Smith. Lawrence is also survived by brother, Archie (Pearl) Campbell; two, sisters-in-law, Velda (Albert) Bell and Gloria Batchilder, P.E.I.; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Lawrence was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Ernest and sisters, Ann Hartigan and Rose Rose. Visitation for Lawrence will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, April 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Liturgy of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4 at Holy Redeemer Church, with Fr. Errol MacDonald presiding. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Following the interment, a reception will be held at Holy Redeemer parish. Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be made at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
3/31/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: September 16th, 1926
Campbell Mary Elizabeth ‘Tillie’ Campbell CBP 04/08/2011
It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth ‘Tillie’ Campbell, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at MacGillivary Guest Home, Sydney. Born in Whitney Pier, March 25, 1925, Tillie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Anne (MacRae) Keough. Tillie was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She loved to cook and bake for family and friends. Tillie will always be remembered by her family as “the very best”. Tillie is survived by her daughter, Diane (John) Rolls; sons, Eric ‘Rick’ (Janice) and Danny (Donna) Campbell; sisters, Lorraine Brookman and Millie Hooper; brothers, Buddy and David Keough; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Besides her parents, Tillie was predeceased by her husband, John Duncan, son, Robert Duncan, sisters, Tootsie, Evelyn, Rita, Rosie and Bernice and a brother, Maurice. Funeral mass for the late Mary Elizabeth ‘Tillie’ Campbell will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served following the service at Pier Community Funeral Home in the reception area. Private family burial will take place in new Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier at a later date. Donations in Tillie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Holy Redeemer Building Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. At this time, the family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the staff at MacGillivary Guest Home, Reminiscing Road unit, Sydney as well as to Fr. Paul Murphy and Fr. Rankin for their professional and tender care of Tillie in her time of need. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
8/2/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 25th, 1925
Campbell Mary Stephina Campbell CBP 02/08/2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Stephina Campbell, 93, announce her passing on Sunday, July 31, 2011, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, after a short illness. Born in Glace Bay, Sept. 22, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Dan E. and Effie Anne MacDonald. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a graduate of Mount Saint Bernard College in 1936 with a secretarial diploma. She and her husband Joseph (Dody) Campbell owned and operated Bades Bakeshops and Sally Ann Bakery in Glace Bay until their retirement in 1972, after which they moved to Grand Mira where they were very involved in their church and community affairs. They loved country living. Mary had great faith and a great love of her God and her family. She is survived by her son, Blair (Nancy) Campbell, Calgary, and their children, Michelle, Todd and Derek; daughter, Elaine (Vaughan) Chisholm, Antigonish, and their children, Sean, Wendy, Jason, Brian and Eric; son-in-law, Phil LeSauvage and his children, Mark and Cameron; and her 14 great-grandchildren. Also missed by Ann’s partner Paul Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph (Dody) Campbell, her daughter, Ann LeSauvage, and four brothers, Angus Norman, Dan A., Alex, and Fr. Mickey Malcolm, four sisters, Sr. Joseph Michael CSC (Catherine), Chris MacIntyre, Anne Driscoll and Tenie MacIntosh. By request cremation has taken place. Visitations will be Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Grand Mira, Fr. Stanley MacDonald presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation, Antigonish. Online Condolences www.clcurry.com.
7/31/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 22nd, 1917
campbell Patrick ‘Pat’ Campbell CBP 14/05/2011
Patrick ‘Pat’ Campbell, 68, of Whitney Pier passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 9, 2011, in the Cape Breton Regional, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Easter May Campbell. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was employed with the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. Upon his retirement he began to work as a security supervisor at Centre 200, he also was an avid sports man and participated in many such as baseball, volleyball and football. Pat will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rachel; daughters, Margaret Ann of Sydney and Audrey May of Ontario; sister, Lillet Tasco of Dartmouth; brother, Irving of Ottawa; grandchildren, Klaas, James and Patricia; great-grandchild, Damien; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Rudolph (Bunny), Mildward and Aurther. There will no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences can be sent to the family via email to www.TWCurry.com.
5/9/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Patrick 'Pat' W. Campbell CBP 14/05/2011
Patrick 'Pat' W. Campbell   Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 09/05/2011   Patrick 'Pat' Campbell, 68, of Whitney Pier passed away surrounded by  his loving family on Monday, May 9, 2011, in the Cape Breton  Regional, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Easter May Campbell. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was employed with  the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. Upon his retirement he began  to work as a security supervisor at Centre 200, he also was an avid  sports man and participated in many such as baseball, volleyball and  football. Pat will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rachel; daughters,  Margaret Ann of Sydney and Audrey May of Ontario; sister, Lillet  Tasco of Dartmouth; brother, Irving of Ottawa; grandchildren, Klaas,  James and Patricia; great-grandchild, Damien; and many nieces and  nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Rudolph (Bunny),  Mildward and Aurther. There will no visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, May  16, 2011, at 11 a.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Archbishop  Vincent Waterman officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven  Memorial Gardens, Sydney Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and  Stroke Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to the family via email to www.TWCurry.com.  
5/9/2011 Sydney
Campbell Winston Campbell CBP 13/07/2011
A memorial mass for Winston Campbell, formerly of New Waterford, Levack, Ont. and Truro, will be held at the parish church of St. Leonard, New Waterford on Friday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Winston died in March of this year in Truro, N.S. He was the son of the late Rose and Murdock Campbell and was predeceased by brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Louis. His cremains will be buried in the parish cemetery following the mass.
7/13/2011
Canavan Isabel Genevia Canavan CBP 21/01/2011
Isabel Genevia Canavan

Born in: Little Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 20/01/2011

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Isabel Genevia Canavan, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Tobin Road, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Little Pond, Isabel was the daughter of the late William and Florence (MacPhee) Stubbert. For a number of years she was an Avon representative and also operated a convenience store on Tobin Road. She was a member of the Gospel Hall on Yorke Street in Sydney Mines. She is survived by her sons, Wayne (Diane) Canavan, North Sydney, and Russell (Donna) Clarke, North Sydney two daughters, June (George) Jaques, North Sydney, Sherry (David) Porter, Sydney Mines and daughter-in-law, Wanda Canavan, Tobin Road her three sisters, Elaine (Fred) Blagdon, Tobin Road, Bernadette Glover, Sydney Mines, Yvonne (Willie) Johnston, Tobin Road her three brothers, William (Kay) Stubbert, Guelph, Ont., George Stubbert, Kitchener, Ont., and Orville (Florence) Stubbert, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are her 12 grandchildren, Brenda Canavan, Shelly Lynn Fraser, Noelle Canavan-Rose, Donna Canavan, Dale MacMullin, Sylvia Jaques, Wilson Jaques, Becky Jaques, Lorraine Russell, Lloyd Jaques, George Wayne Jaques and Shelly Lynn Gerrow her 22 great-grandchildren two great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Canavan, her son, Lloyd Canavan, her granddaughter, Katrina Canavan, her grandson, David Canavan, great-grandson, Gregory David Canavan, great-granddaughter, Erika Collier, her sisters, Louise Gouthro, Marcella 'Queenie' Bethune, Gloria Stagg, Sylvia Clarke and Joan and June in infancy. Visitation for Isabel 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 the Gospel Hall on Yorke Street, Sydney Mines with Pastor David Swan officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon Bibles or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life".

1/20/2011 Little Pond
Capstick Murdock James Capstick CBP 09/11/2011
Murdock James Capstick, 67, of North Sydney, and formerly of Sydney Mines passed away at home Monday, November 7, 2011. Born in Sydney Mines on March 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Peter and Rachel (Donovan) Capstick. Murdock worked for many years with the Dept. of Highways in Sydney River, before his early retirement in 1986, due to illness. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 46 years, Sheila (Parks) Capstick; and his four children, Ernie, Alberta, Pat (Lorena), Florence, Della Rendell, Alberta, and Mary (Adam) Stanley, Coxheath; eight grandchildren, Ernie Capstick, Robbie Rendell, M.J. Capstick, Kayla Capstick, Nikki Rendell, Becca Rendell, Joan-Catherine Capstick and Sara Stanley. He is also survived by his sisters Mary MacLennan, Ontario, Helen (Gerald) Serroul, and Nina Thomas, of Sydney Mines; many nieces and nephews, and his special niece Janie (Frank) MacPhail, Baddeck. In keeping with Murdock’s wishes, there will be no visitation. His body will be donated to Medical Science at Dalhousie University. A memorial Mass to celebrate the life of Murdock Capstick will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Convent St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. , with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in the Centennial Room, following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Murdock’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca Our sincere thanks to those who have helped Murdock for the past year; doctors, nurses, VON, EHS, Homecare and Palliative Care. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Manning Jobes of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home.
11/7/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Capstick Peter Capstick CBP 29/01/2011
Peter Capstick

Born in: Florence, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 27/01/2011

We the family of Peter Joseph Capstick, 57, of Sydney Mines, formerly of Florence, regret to announce the passing of a loving husband, father, brother and friend on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Evert and Margaret (Jobes) Capstick. He was a member of St. Pius X parish. Peter worked for Devco for 24 years. He received the Medal of Bravery for the Westray Mine disaster. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a member of the Colliery Hockey League for years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lorna (Harrietha) two daughters, Elisha (Kenneth) MacLean, Stephanie, both of Sydney Mines seven sisters, Carol Capstick, North Sydney, Judy (Robert) Carter, North Sydney, Maureen (Raymond) Nichol, both of Sydney Mines, Kathy Capstick, Mary (Butch) Fowler, both of Ontario, Sheila Capstick, Lisa (David) Jessome, both of Sydney Mines one brother Thomas Evert (Elaine) Capstick, Florence four grandchildren, Mitchel, Quintin, Paiton and Madison. Peter was predeceased by his son, Peter Thomas, sister, Mary Lou and brother, John Gregory. There will be a private family viewing only. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at St. Pius X Church with Father Thomas John officiating. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. Miss me a little - but not too long and not with your heads bowed low remember the love that we all shared miss me - but let me go.

1/27/2011 Florence
Capstick Roseann Capstick CBP 18/06/2011
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother on June 16, 2011, at the Cobequid Health Centre, Lower Sackville, surrounded by her loving family. Born 1921 in Ramea, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Nina (Morris) Payne. Mom resided for many years at the Maple View Manor in North Sydney, where she enjoyed a good game of cards, bingo and puzzle nights with her friends. She then later moved to Lower Sackville to be close to her family and resided at Ivy Meadows Nursing Home, Beaver Bank. She is survived by son, John (Audrey) of Lower Sackville; daughter, Veronica Belisle of Beaver Bank; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Pat; sister, Violet and brother, Hubert. Mom will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Ivy Meadows, for the care of our mother. Cremation to take place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A graveside service will be held in St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery, Sydney Mines, 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011. Donations may be made to charity of one’s choice. “See you on your next travels.” Online Condolences may be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
6/16/2011 Ramea, Newfoundland, Canada
Carbonneau Jeannie Carbonneau CBP 13/01/2011
Jeannie Carbonneau

Passed away in: North Bay, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 12/01/2011

Jeannie (nee Alder) Carbonneau passed away peacefully at the North Bay General Hospital-McLaren site on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at the age of 81 yrs. Beloved wife of Lou Carbonneau of North Bay. Dear mother of Robin Archer (Hilary) of Brampton, Ont. And Simon Archer (Lee Anne) of Sydney, N.S. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Nicholas, Jeremy, Meagan, Kieran and great-grandson, Sebastien. As per her wishes there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory of Jeannie to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by her family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillside Funeral Services, North Bay, Ont. Online condolences can be made at www.hillsidefuneral.ca.

1/12/2011
Carey Edith Mora Carey CBP 06/01/2011
Edith Mora Carey

Born in: Alder Point, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Bras d'Or/Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 03/01/2010

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Edith, a resident at Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, passed away Jan. 3, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Alder Point, Edith was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary E. Pearo. She will be greatly missed by her husband, John 'Beezer' Carey her daughters, Ann Marie (Thomas) Gillis, Jeannie (Ralph) Harrietha and Linda her sons, Richard (Candace), Kevin and Blaise (Thelma) Carey. She was especially proud of her grandchildren, Courtney, Cory, Erica, Kyle, Alexandria, Meighan, Emma, Connor, Shaelyn and Noah.Also surviving are her sisters, Debbie, Lorna and Myrtle and her brother, Raymond. She was predeceased by her son, John, her sisters, Joan and Isabel and her brother, Richard. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Burial at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.symaptico.ca.

1/3/2010 Alder Point
Carey Miriam Carmelita 'Carmie' Livingstone Carey CBP 11/07/2011
Carmie passed away peacefully Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines, March 31, 1941, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude (MacDonald) Young. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. Carmie was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest passion in life was her family, which she adored and loved to be surrounded by. Her door was always open to her family and friends with love and great wit. She had eyes as bright as stars, and a heart that would warm your soul. She was a loving wife to her husband of 48 years, Albert (Bert) Ivey, and a wonderful mother to her six children, Ronnie (Lynn), Millville, Debbie, Rick (Mary Ellen) and Stephen, all of Sydney Mines, Tracey (Art), Fort McMurray, and Andrea (Shane), Greenwood; son-in-law, George MacMullin, Sydney Mines. Also left to mourn are her loving grandchildren, Chris (Tara), Marisa (Michael), Brianna, Carly, Haley, Erin, Jillian, Brandon, Jared, Chelsea, Deidre, Kyle and Lauryn, and her great-grandson, Joshua. Carmie is also survived by her sisters, Eileen (Malcolm) MacIntyre, Glace Bay, Iris (Lloyd) Gaudet, Summerside, Ann (Fred) Morris, Lower Sackville; and brothers, Blair and Urbin (Brenda), both of Sydney Mines; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends. Besides her parents, Carmie was predeceased by her brother, Arlie, sister-in-law, Dorothy, and son-in-law, Len Miller. Visitation for Carmelita Ivey will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. The burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carmie’s memory may be made to Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. “Forever In Our Hearts.”
7/9/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 31st, 1941
Carmichael Lloyd Carmichael CBP 18/05/2011
Lloyd Carmichael   Passed Away In: Massachusetts, United States Passed Away On: 10/10/2010   A committal service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2 p.m.  at the Goose Cove Cemetery for Lloyd D. Carmichael, only son of  Norman 'Archie' Carmichael and Christine MacLeod (Governor), formerly  of Belmont, Mass., Diane Kempt, DLM, will be officiating. Lloyd passed away in Massachusetts on Oct. 10, 2010. Lloyd truly loved Cape Breton, its Scottish music and his many  friends and relatives who lived here. Sadly missed by all.  
10/10/2010
Carmichael Lloyd David Carmichael CBP 19/05/2011
Lloyd David Carmichael - St. Ann's - A committal service will be held  on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2 pm at the Goose Cove Cemetery for  Lloyd D. Carmichael, only son of Norman "Archie" Carmichael &  Christine Macleod (Governor), formerly of Belmont, Mass. Diane  Kempt, DLM, will be officiating. Lloyd passed away in Massachusetts  on October 10, 2010. Lloyd truly loved Cape Breton, it's Scottish  music and his many friends & relatives who lived here. Sadly missed  by all.
10/10/2010
Carmichael Margaret Carmichael CBP 19/05/2011
Margaret was born in her family home at Munro’s Point, St. Ann’s, Cape Breton to Capt. Angus and Mary Carmichael. At a young age she often travelled with her parents on her father’s schooners, The Ambition and The Ernest, with her brothers, Hector and Donald and her dear sister, Muriel. Her seafaring family, Scottish heritage, and her horse, a black stallion named Romeo, played a large role in her joy for living and strong character. In 1936, Margaret graduated from Normal College in Truro, N.S. She was highly regarded for her intelligence, critical thinking and capability. She taught at schools in the Annapolis Valley, Big Harbour and Baddeck Bay. During the war she served as an inventory clerk in Halifax. It was there she met and married LT. CMDR. Randle Dykes and had their first child, Heather. After the war, they returned to Baddeck, Cape Breton, where her parents then resided. During this time her sons, John and Randle were born. She was a substitute teacher at Baddeck Academy where she enjoyed and engaged the children she taught. She was very active in the church and community; she was a life member of Greenwood UCW and the AG Bell Club. In 1964 they moved to Victoria, to Randy’s home province of British Columbia. Margaret travelled to Africa to meet her husband who was the captain of the Canadian weather ship, during the GATE Project. Her charm, intelligence and worldliness made her a valuable and cherished part of this important scientific and navigational event. Margaret with her curiosity, and intelligence remained a life long learner. At the University of Victoria she studied French and Gaelic. She remained a current and very sophisticated woman, a proud Canadian interested in politics, history and her Gaelic heritage. Margaret was a member of the session and choir at St. Aiden’s United Church and contributed on various committees. She had a passion for bridge and enjoyed attending the symphony and opera. Margaret had two ‘homes’, on both the west and east coasts of Canada. She nurtured her ties with her family and friends by often travelling to Cape Breton, through her writing of beautiful letters, e-mails and frequent phone calls encouraging, sharing and celebrating the lives of her family. Margaret, or Annie as her grandchildren called her, was beautiful, intelligent, engaging, curious, compassionate, current and fiercely independent. She loved all things beautiful. She tended a lovely garden and home, deeply cared for her cats, travelled, enjoyed being physically fit by exercising and swimming, played the piano, loved shopping, wore beautiful clothes, collected antiques, admired art, sunlight and nature. Her smile and laugh were pure, honest and engaging to her family and many friends. Margaret left this world on the Full Flower moon on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Victoria, B.C. Mourning her loss are her daughter, Heather (Lloyd) MacInnes; her sons, John (Margot Croft) and Randle (Patty) Dykes; her grandchildren, Lloyd Michael (Trina), Megan (David), Meadow, Allan and David (Cori) and six great grandchildren, Aleks, Robin, Dustin, Lynk, Colin and Avery. She also leaves her dear bother-in-law, Normie Bethune and her loving nieces and nephews, Barbara, Lillian, Ralph and Cathy Carmichael and Mary and Norman Bethune. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Capt. Randle Dykes; her siblings, Muriel Bethune, Hector and Donald Carmichael and her great-grandson, Noah Cownden. A service will also be held in Cape Breton at a later date.
5/17/2011 Munro's Point, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada
Carocci Louis 'Libby' Carocci CBP 31/05/2011
Louis 'Libby' Carocci   Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 29/05/2011   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Louis  'Libby' Carocci, of Maloney Street, Whitney Pier, Sydney, at his home  on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late Angelo and Philemina Carocci. He was a retired employee of the City of Sydney and worked as a heavy  duty mechanic for 25 years before retiring at age 65. He was a member  of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128 and served overseas with the  Merchant Marines during the Second World War. He greatly enjoyed  fishing and hunting in his earlier years. Louis will be greatly missed by his family, many grandchildren and  great-grandchildren, whom he especially adored. Surviving are daughters, Christine Coutinho (the late Mario), Sydney,  Cecile Samson (Lloyd), Port Hawkesbury, Hughena Murphy (Alfred),  Glace Bay; sons, Gerald (Patricia), Glace Bay and Jimmy (Debbie),  Sydney; sister, Caroline Radcliffe, Winnipeg. He is also survived by  12 grandchildren, Gerald Carocci, Tracey (Carocci) Ashe, Stephen  Samson, Mark Samson, Denise (Carocci) Campbell, Craig Pittman, Ryan  Pittman, Christopher Pittman, Brent Coutinho, Bryan Coutinho, Nicole  Carocci and Bradley Carocci; five great-grandchildren, Emily Ashe,  Robert Ashe, Justyn Gillis, James Campbell and Cayden Pittman. Beside his parents, Louis was predeceased by his wife of 50 years,  Lucy (Ivy) Carocci; daughter, Valerie Pittman; sons, John, Edward,  and Louis Carocci. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Jenny  White and Elizabeth Ledue; four brothers, Carl 'Cy' Carocci and  Nicky, Bob, James and Mikey Chevari. The family would like to extend their thanks to the New Dawn  Homecare, City Homemakers and the VON for their wonderful years of  service to Louis. Each and every one of you helped to bring a smile  to his face and for that, we are deeply grateful. The family would  also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gracie for his  exceptional care over the years. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 2-4  and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will take place, with Rev.  Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.  
5/29/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Carroll Dorothy (Bunn) Carroll CBP 24/08/2011
Dorothy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 22, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, Dorothy stayed active until her 93rd year playing cards and bowling with her many friends. She was a member of the Steelworker's and Sydney Pensioner's Club. She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Dorothy was predeceased by husband, Fred and son, Thomas (in infancy); brothers, William and Walter and sister, Edith. Survived by sons, Fred (Claire), Everett, Roger (Linda), Kevin (Theresa), Douglas and Raymond (Maureen) and daughters, Colleen (Nick) and Sharon (Jean-Guy). Nanny will be lovingly remembered by her 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twcurry.com.
8/22/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Casey Shelley Casey CBP 25/05/2011
Shelley Casey   Born In: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/05/2011   Shelley Casey, 48, of Glace Bay passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011  at her home. Born in Kitchener, Ont., she was the daughter of Patrick Casey and  the late Rachael (Maidment) Casey. Shelly was a member of the Salvation Army in Glace Bay. She loved  playing her guitar and entertaining her many friends at the Radio  Club. Shelly will be dearly missed by her loving family which includes,  daughters, Taylor (Scott), Jessica (David); precious grandson, Ryder;  brother, Sean Casey; beloved companion and dear friend, Harry Murphy.  She will also be missed by her aunt, Judy; uncle, Bill and  grandmother, Violet Maidment. She was predeceased by her mother, Rachael Casey. Visitation for Shelley will take place on Friday, May 27, 2011 from  2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service to follow at the Salvation Army  Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Captain  Kristian Simms officiating. Following the funeral there will be a  reception in the church basement. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. 'I've seen fire and I've seen rain, I've seen sunny days that I  thought would never end, I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always  thought that I'd see you again."  
5/23/2011 Kitchener, Ontario
Casey Shelley Mae Casey CBP 25/05/2011
Shelley Mae Casey 48, Glace Bay Shelley Casey, 48, of Glace Bay passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at her home. Born in Kitchener, Ont., she was the daughter of Patrick Casey and the late Rachael (Maidment) Casey. Shelley was a member of the Salvation Army in Glace Bay. She loved playing her guitar and entertaining her many friends at the Radio Club. Shelley will be dearly missed by her loving family which includes, father, Patrick Casey; daughters, Taylor (Scott), Jessica (David); precious grandson, Ryder; brother, Sean Casey (Amy); beloved companion and dear friend, Harry Murphy. She will also be missed by her aunt, Judy; uncles, Bill and Barney; and grandmother, Violet Maidment. She was predeceased by her mother, Rachael Casey. Visitation for Shelley will take place Friday, May 27, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service to follow at the Salvation Army Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Capt. Kristian Simms officiating. Following the funeral there will be a reception in the church basement. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain, I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end, I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again.”
5/23/2011 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Cestnick Erven Cestnick CBP 03/01/2011
Erven Cestnick

Born in: Minto, New Brunswick, Canada

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

Has passed away in Digby, N.S., in hospital on Jan. 1, 2011. He was the son of the late Alois (Louie) Cestnick and Mari (Klohs). Erven was born in Minto, N.B., but resided most of his life in New Waterford. Erven was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne (Destobel) and son, Richard. He is survived by two sisters, Mia Schima and Rosie Furlong son, Erven Jr. two daughters-in-law, Catherine (Kathleen Poirier) and Mary (MacDonald), who provided extremely good care for him since he left Cape Breton and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Erven was a Cape Breton coal miner for 45 years and a longtime member of Calvin United Church and the Masonic Lodge in New Waterford. Cremation has taken place under the care of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Ltd., New Waterford. A family burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com or directly to Erven Jr., Smiths Cove, N.S., B0S 1S0, erven@eastlink.ca.

1/1/2011 Minto, New Brunswick
Cestnick Erven Cestnick Sr. CBP 27/05/2011
Erven Cestnick Sr.   A funeral service for Erven Cestnick Sr. will take place on Sunday,  May 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church, New Waterford with  Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial in Forest Haven. Luncheon to follow in the church hall. Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home.  


Champion Edwin ‘Ed’ Fraser Champion CBP 05/05/2011
Edwin ‘Ed’ Fraser Champion, 86, formerly of Lingan Road, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. He had resided at Taigh Na Mara Veterans Nursing Home in Glace Bay for a short time prior to his death. Born in Sydney, Ed was a son of the late Horatio and Margaret (Cuff) Champion. Ed was employed at Sydney Steel for 42 years and after retiring spent much of his spare time at his cottage in Englishtown. For many years he was an avid bowler and a faithful Royal Canadian Legion member, branch 128. He was also involved in the Naval Veterans Association, having served in the Second World War, in the Canadian Navy. Ed enjoyed people and had numerous friends and associates. He also donated much of his time to volunteer projects such as Remembrance Day events, Royal Canadian Legion activities and helping people in need. He will be truly missed by those who knew him and loved him. Ed is survived by his wife, Ann, of 59 years; his sons, Charles (Susan), Sydney, and Keith (Kristen), Aiken, S.C.; brother, Bill (Sydney); sisters, Vida Anthony, Lantz, N.S., and Pauline MacDonald, Halifax; grandchildren, Joshua, Amy MacGillivrary and Drew. He is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Abagale (Abby) MacGillivrary. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by a brother, Melton. Visitation for the late Edwin ‘Ed’ Fraser Champion will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, May 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Rev. Maggie Coleman officiating. Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 128, Whitney Pier. A private interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Garden, Sydney at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
5/3/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Champion Edwin ‘Ed’ Fraser Champion CBP 05/05/2011
Edwin 'Ed' Fraser Champion May 04, 2011 - 86, Sydney

Edwin 'Ed' Fraser Champion, 86, formerly of Lingan Road, Sydney passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Glace Bay Hospital. He had resided at Taigh Na Mara Veterans Nursing Home in Glace Bay for a short time prior to his death.

Born in Sydney, Ed was a son of the late Horatio and Margaret (Cuff) Champion.

Ed was employed at Sydney Steel for 42 years and after retiring spent much of his spare time at his cottage in Englishtown. For many years he was an avid bowler and a faithful Royal Canadian Legion member, Branch 128. He was also involved in the Naval Veterans Association, having served in World War II, in the Canadian Navy.

Ed enjoyed people and had numerous friends and associates. He also donated much of his time to volunteer projects such as Remembrance Day events, Royal Canadian Legion activities and helping people in need. He will be truly missed by those who knew him and loved him.

Ed is survived by his wife, Ann of 59 years his sons, Charles (Susan) Sydney, and Keith (Kristen), Aiken, South Carolina brother, Bill (Sydney) sisters, Vida Anthony (Lantz, N.S.) and Pauline MacDonald (Halifax) grandchildren, Joshua, Amy MacGillivrary and Drew. He is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Abagale (Abby) MacGillivrary.

Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by a brother, Melton.

Visitation for the late Edwin 'Ed' Fraser Champion will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, May 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Ed's life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Rev. Maggie Coleman officiating. Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier. A private interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Garden, Sydney at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

5/3/2011
Chant Brittany Chant CBP 07/10/2011
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Brittany Chant, 14, of Sydney Mines, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the I.W.K. in Halifax. Born in North Sydney on Feb. 17, 1997, she was the daughter of Rose Mary Powers and stepfather, Jason MacDonald. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. Brittany was a student at T.L. Sullivan School in Florence. She loved to draw, enjoyed playing basketball, was a very active volunteer and also delivered the Cape Breton Post. Brittany will be sadly missed by her parents, Rose Mary Powers and Jason MacDonald; sister, Sommer and cousin, Emma, who she loved dearly. Also left to mourn is her grandmother Ann Marie Powers, Sydney Mines. stepgrandmother, Donna MacDonald, Florence; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Thelma Chant, North Sydney; uncles, Michael Powers and Daniel (Jennifer) Powers; aunts, Mary Ann Wilcox, Marg Robertson, Olive Chant, Lori Davis and Tracey Bonnar, uncle Kevin MacDonald, and her father, Roland Chant. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Daniel Powers and her stepgrandfather, Eddie MacDonald. Visitation for Brittany Chant will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines today (Friday), Oct. 7, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road, Sydney Mines. A reception will take place in Grandy Hall, after the burial. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/5/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 17th, 1997
Cheeseman Anne T. (nee Snow) Andrews Cheeseman CBP 12/10/2011
Anne T. (nee Snow) Andrews Cheeseman passed peacefully away at Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck, N.S. on Oct. 9, 2011, Anne Andrews (Cheeseman), age 84 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Bertram F. Andrews (1977) and her second husband, James E. Cheeseman (1989). Left with fond and loving memories her daughter, Karolyn Genge (Dr.Roland), Baddeck, N.S.; son, Robert (Diana); grandchildren, R.J. Genge (Jill), Tracy Wells (David O’Toole), Scott Wells (Stephanie), Cathy Genge (Andrew Creighton), Adam Genge (Ed Ziolo), Dr. Leah Genge (Elliott Thorpe), Mark Andrews (Natasha), Ian Andrews (Allison Fox), Colin Andrews; special friends, Jennifer Saunders, Robyn Andrews; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Snow (Elizabeth); sisters-in-law, Leona Snow, Ruth Tavenor and Bertha Andrews; brother-in-law, Roy Andrews (Clara); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Anne was very active in the community as a member of the IODE and numerous charities. She was also an avid curler and executive member of the St. John’s Curling Club,the Canadian Ladies Curling Association and took great pleasure in representing Canada on a Senior Ladies Curling Tour of both Canada and Scotland. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. with visitation on Friday, Oct. 14 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Field of Honour. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Program 103 Mount Scio, St. John’s, N.L., A1B 4E8 or a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit www.carnells.com.
10/9/2011
Chiasson Bryan Joseph Chiasson CBP 25/04/2011
Bryan Joseph Chiasson

Born In: Reseve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/04/2011

Bryan Chiasson a lifelong resident of Reserve Mines died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Glace Bay Hospital after a short illness. He was a son of the late Joseph and (Loretta MacLean) Chiasson. Bryan was employed many years in the trucking industry and more recently had been employed with Laurentian Energy. As a person who enjoyed most sports, he fondly recalled his coaching days with Little League baseball. He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Finlayson and a son, Steven, at home also a sister, Shirley (Joe) Murray, Reserve Mines. Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Simon and Russell. Bryan's wishes were, that cremation take place and there will not be any visitation or service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Curry's Funeral Home 775 Main St., Glace Bay

4/23/2011 Reserve Mines
Chiasson Simon Chiasson CBP 30/09/2011
Simon Chiasson, 70, of Murphy’s Lane, Glace Bay, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Claude and Adele (LeBlanc) Chiasson. Simon worked for 32 years with Devco. He enjoyed all sports, especially, golfing, hockey and baseball. Simon also had a love for cars; as you could clearly see the shine and well maintained vehicles he drove. A quiet man by nature, Simon took on the role of a father figure to his many nieces and nephews. Giving to others was a natural trait for him. He is survived by his two sisters, Sharon Burke, with whom he resided, Betty, Glace Bay; sister-in-law, Marg Chiasson; two brothers, Joseph, Ontario, John Wayne (Melda), Glace Bay; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and finally his loving dog, ‘Buddy’, who could always be seen going for walks or driving with Simon. He was predeceased by two brothers, Jimmy, Russell and his brother-in-law, Edward Burke. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Following the service, interment will be held in St. Anne’s Cemetery. An an expression of sympathy for Simon ‘Mooney’, memorial donations in his memory can be made to your local SPCA. Online Condolences to the family can be made at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/29/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chipman Rudderham Chipman Rudderham CBP 02/11/2011
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Chipman Rudderham on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Herman and Alice (MacIsaac) Rudderham. Known as Pamp to all the grandchildren who loved him dearly. He was employed over 25 years with the Department of Transportation where he made many long-lasting friendships. His greatest pleasures were all the simple things life had to offer, enjoying a long drive over the mountain and spending time with his family. Many hours of joy and laughter he shared with all his grandchildren. Pamp was well known for having a silly nickname for all his loved ones. He earned a special place in everyone’s heart. Chippy is survived by his loving wife, Isabel (Hill); daughters, Brenda, Tracy, Sherry, Nicole, Wanda, Shelly, Angie and Brittany whom he raised; his sons, Blair, Robert, Clinton and Gabe; his brothers, Alan (Mary), Hermie (Cathy), Dennis (Delores), Deanna (Clyde); 28 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; aunts, Eileen Rudderham, Shirley Fraser and Clare MacIssac; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mabel and Beverly, and brother, Maxie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Rest easy Pamp. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
10/30/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 13th, 1946
Chisholm Catherine Chisholm CBP 03/06/2011
Catherine Chisholm   Born In: Bridgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 20/05/1915   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 02/06/2011   The late Catherine Chisholm passed away peacefully on the morning of  June 2, 2011, at the Highland Manor Nursing Home, Neils Harbour, N.S. Born in Bridgeport, N.S., she was the daughter of the late James and  Minnie (McCormack) MacNeil. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan Joseph Chisholm. Kaye is survived by her daughters, Annette (David F. Alexander),  Saint John, N.B., and Diane (Hugh Savoy), Sydney; brother, Stanley  MacNeil, Ontario; two grandchildren, Brock and Ariane Alexander and  one great-grandchild, Olivia. Kaye was one of only two girls in a family of 14 and was predeceased  by four brothers who died in infancy, Adrian, James, John, and  Joseph. She was also predeceased by brothers, Andrew, Charles 'Chas',  Alphonseus 'Phonse,' Michael, Peter, Gregory and Ignatius and her  only sister, Mae Power. Kaye moved to Ontario with Mae during the Second World War and worked  in a munitions plant as her part in the war effort. She subsequently  married Allan Joseph Chisholm of Judique, Inverness County, and lived  with him in Sydney's north end until his death in 1990. Kaye had many hardships to overcome, especially the death of her  mother when Kaye was seven and the family was for the most part  separated, the sudden death of her husband Allan Joe, her battle with  cancer, the care of her sister who had Alzheimer's disease and her  own later struggle with the same affliction. Throughout it all Kaye  maintained her faith and her humour. A devout member of Sacred Heart parish for over 50 years, Kaye will  be remembered for the way she always put other people first as well  as for her impish sense of fun and her pride in family and home. The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff  of the Highland Manor Nursing Home for the solicitude and kindness  with which they treated Kay over a six-year period. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday,  June 4, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a private family funeral service to be  scheduled at a later date. Donations in Kaye's memory may be made to the Highland Manor Nursing Home. Condolences to www.twcurry.com.  
6/2/2011 Bridgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 2/5/1915
Chisholm Helen Chisholm (MacDonald) CBP 21/05/2011
Helen Chisholm (MacDonald)   Born In: East Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/05/2011   In loving memory of Helen Chisholm (MacDonald),  who passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20,  2011 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital  at the age of 67. Born in East Bay, NS, loving daughter of the late  Duncan and Katherine (MacMaster) MacDonald.  Beloved wife of the late James (Jimmy) Chisholm. Dear sister of Donald A. (Rita), Malcolm (Mary),  Teresa (Martin) of Sudbury , Ontario, Anne  (Michael), Mass., Jean (Jim), California, Paul  (Pam) Alaska, and Leo (Florence). Helen is also survived by in-laws  Maybelle (Mac) MacQueen, John Archie (Electa)  Chisholm, Sandra (Murdoch) MacNeil, Margaret  (Peter) MacDonald, Cameron Chisholm, Eleanor (Donnie) MacLellan,  Collie Chisholm and special friend, Nancy  Farrell. Predeceased by sister Elaine (David),  brothers Francis (Martina) and Charlie (Dorothy). Lovingly remembered by  many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and  grandnephews. Helen graduated from Nova Scotia Teachers'  College in 1963 and spent her teaching career in  East Bay, where she was Principal of MacCormack  School for many years. In her youth, Helen  excelled in many different sports, hockey and  baseball especially. She was an ardent fan of the  Montreal Canadiens. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church,  East Bay, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.,  Officiated by Fr. Frank J. Abbass. The family  will be present at 1:30 p.m. Interment in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care and the  St. Mary's Parish Church Fund or to a Charity of  Choice. Rest in Peace.  
5/20/2011 East Bay
Chisholm Herbert Bonness Chisholm CBP 09/07/2011
Herbert Bonness Chisholm. Born June 7 1926 in Chelsea, MA and grew up in Somerville. Preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Norma S. Carey and brother Alvah Chisholm. Survived by brothers, John and Roy; sons, Carey and Todd and daughter, Sara. Herb graduated from Somerville High School in 1944 and entered the naval air force. He graduated from Williams College in 1948, where he served as the captain of the cross country team, then attained a MA in History from Boston University (1950). From 1951-60 he worked in Naval Facilities Management,& from 1962-1981 for NASA, retiring as Chief of Resources Management of the Astrophysics Program. He retired from the Naval Reserves as a commander in 1980. Herb rediscovered long distance running in the 1970s and completed over 20 marathons with multiple sub 2:40 efforts. He was a nationally ranked masters distance runner for over 20 years until an injury ended this hobby. He and Norma then became avid square dancers and he continued to organize dances until his death. His other two passions included hunting/fishing and sing alongs. Herb loved his summer residence in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Donations may be made to the Burchell United Church, 2333 New Campbellton Rd., Cape Dauphin, Nova Scotia, B1F1X8
7/9/2011 Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States Born: June 7th, 1926
Chisholm Herbert Bonness Chisholm CBP 28/04/2011
Herbert Bonness Chisholm

Born In: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States Born On: 07/06/1926

Herbert Bonness Chisholm. Born June 7 1926 in Chelsea, MA and grew up in Somerville. Preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Norma S. Carey and brother Alvah Chisholm. Survived by brothers, John and Roy sons, Carey and Todd and daughter, Sara. Herb graduated from Somerville High School in 1944 and entered the naval air force. He graduated from Williams College in 1948, where he served as the captain of the cross country team, then attained a MA in History from Boston University (1950). From 1951-60 he worked in Naval Facilities Management,&amp from 1962-1981 for NASA, retiring as Chief of Resources Management of the Astrophysics Program. He retired from the Naval Reserves as a commander in 1980. Herb rediscovered long distance running in the 1970s and completed over 20 marathons with multiple sub 2:40 efforts. He was a nationally ranked masters distance runner for over 20 years until an injury ended this hobby. He and Norma then became avid square dancers and he continued to organize dances until his death. His other two passions included hunting/fishing and sing alongs. Herb loved his summer residence in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Donations may be made to the Burchell United Church, 2333 New Campbellton Rd., Cape Dauphin, Nova Scotia, B1F1X8

4/28/2011 Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States on: 07/06/1926

Chisholm Katharina ‘Kay’ Chisholm CBP 08/12/2011
It is with sadness and loving memory we announce the death of Katharina ‘Kay’ Chisholm, Dec. 7, 2011, at Maple Hill Manor in New Waterford. Kay was born Dec. 15, 1919, in New Waterford, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Marcia (Rossos) Vallas, who immigrated to Canada from the Greek island of Santorini. Kay worked as a hostess at the Diana Sweets Restaurant on Charlotte Street in Sydney during the Second World War and entertained her family with stories of the many customers she served. Later, she had a second career as “Kay in the kitchen” at the Sydney Daycare for 15 years. Kay was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Women’s League and was active in the Liberal party and worked many elections on its behalf. She was an excellent cook of traditional Greek cuisine and delicious sweets and desserts: her shortbread cookies remain famous nationally. Kay was an accomplished knitter and crocheter and donated much of her work to local charities. Her skills as an all round Mrs. Fix-it prompted many stories still retold, with much laughter, at family gatherings. She is survived by her children, Peyton (Stephanie Inglis), granddaughter, Holly Chisholm; daughter, Janet (Ken) Keough, granddaughter, Michelle (Daniel) Young, great-granddaughter, Cori Young, grandson, Michael Keough; and son, Ken Chisholm, all of Sydney. She is also survived by her sisters, Sr. Angelina Vallas CND, Sr. Frances Vallas CND, both residing in Sydney, and Irene (Dan Hughie) MacPherson, New Waterford; and special Chisholm Family friend, Catherine (Cruickshank) Antle, Courtenay, B.C. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James C. ‘Chic’ Chisholm, her brother, Mike, sisters, Uwana, Paulina, Maria and Cleo. Funeral arrangements are with T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel and visitation will be Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, with Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Kay’s family especially wish to thank the staff of Maple Hill Manor for their care, kindness, love and guidance both to her and them during Kay’s stay at the manor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the manor in Kay’s memory. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
12/7/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 15th, 1919
Chordis Gary James Chordis CBP 22/06/2011
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gary James Chordis on Monday, June 20, 2011. Gary will be sadly missed by his only son, Gary Michael; three daughters, Jamie (Tommy), Donna (Harden), Dale (Clayton); wife of 30 years, Rose ‘Bobby’ and sister, Wendy. Gary had a special place in his heart for his six grandchildren, Jessica, Emily, Samantha, Braeden, Carson and Claire. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Weldon and Etta (Parsons) Chordis. Gary was employed by Devco for many years before his retirement. There will be no visitation or funeral. Interment will be held at a later date. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. “We loved him and he will always be in our thoughts and hearts”
6/20/2011
Christie Maudine Collette Christie CBP 18/05/2011
Maudine Collette Christie   Born In: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney/Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 15/05/2011   Maudine Collette Christie, 44, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at  the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long, but  courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Muriel  Anne (Cottrell) Christie Jr. She is survived by her common-law husband, John O'Brian; her  children, David Christie, Justin Christie, Jonathan Christie and  Katelyn O'Brian; her sisters, Brenda Long (Bobby), Ontario, Helen  Lights (Fred), Ontario, Delores Long (Bernard), North Sydney, Ruth  Hiscock (Keith), North Sydney, and Georgina Fitzgerald (Charles),  Dingwall; her brothers, Michael Christie, North Sydney, Lawrence  Christie, Sydney; her godchild, Daniel Christie; three grandchildren;  and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Maureen,  brother, Glen Christie, stepbrother, Lawrence Hanna Christie and  grandparents, Margaret and Martin Christie Sr. Cremation has taken place under the care of Francis Funeral Home,  Sydney Mines. A private family service will be held at Francis  Funeral Home followed by a private committal service at Holy Cross  Cemetery, North Sydney. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.  
5/15/2011 Bras d'Or
Christmas Roger Michael Christmas Sr. CBP 13/06/2011
Roger Michael Christmas Sr., 55, of 66 Tupsi Dr., Membertou, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary Bridget (Isadore) Christmas. Roger’s favourite pastime was working on computers and being a ham radio operator (VE1CMR). He was employed with MicMac News for a number of years as photo-type setting layout and design and then was employed with Membertou Band Council for 25 years as the elementary school bus driver. He served in the Militia and the Canadian Armed Forces starting in 1978 as a Corporal in Halifax and CFB Borden, Ont. He took a rank down to private when he joined the regular forces as a mechanic when he retired from CFB Borden he was a Master Corporal. Roger also drove charter bus runs outside school activities during the summer months. He drove during the Wally Bernard Hockey Tournaments and volunteered at the C@P site in Membertou and St. Anthony Daniel at the time. He greeted each of his students with a smile and a hello and sometimes even a hug, having the song Cotton Eye Joe blasting when they got on to his bus. Dad was a very respected man in his community and he will be deeply missed by his past and present students, especially by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife the former, Jessie Simon; his children, Cynthia (T.J. Sylliboy), Ben (Michelle Paul), Miranda (Billy Loveys), Roger Christmas Jr.; grandkids, Britany, Keegan, Shayla, Ethan, Cody, Oceania, Shana, Mason, Hope, Emma, Jayla; brothers, Robert (Edith) Christmas, George (Terry) Christmas; sisters, Judy (Basil Hodder), June (John) Christmas, Cecilia (Earl) Christmas, all of Membertou; and sister, Joan (Paul) Martin of Ottawa. He is also survived by sister-in-law, ‘Puddy’ Christmas of Membertou; godchildren, Rodney Christmas, Erin Isadore and Allison Hillier; and by special friends, Bill and Fran Hum, Jim Sherlong, Mona Campbell, Ike Paul, Paul Clarke, Jim and Trish Willis and nephew, Darren Paul. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Russell Christmas Sr., and sister, Irene Paul. Visitation for the late Mr. Christmas will take place today after 7 p.m. at the family residence, 66 Tupsi Dr. Membertou. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating with interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences may be sent to twcurry.com.
6/11/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Christoff Mary Catherine 'Frances' Christoff CBP 08/06/2011
Mary Catherine ‘Frances’ Christoff, 88, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2011, at her home, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, with her devoted daughter by her side. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of John J. McNeil and Sarah (Matheson) MacNeil, the last surviving sibling of her four brothers and two sisters. Frances was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Eugene’s parish, while she made Dominion her home. Since making Harbourstone her home she very much enjoyed attending mass with Fr. MacPhee in the chapel. She also was a follower of Mass for Shut-Ins that she faithfully watched weekly. Frances made her life endeavours that of being a proud homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She treasured times spent with family but always had a special adoration for each and every baby she had the opportunity to spend time with and spoil. She cherished her grandchildren and loved to share stories of their achievements from education, vocations, craftiness, special talents to hockey. There were many trips made to the Tasty Treat or McDonalds for burgers, to Horyls for fresh kielbasa for a special care package from Nannie or to buy Halloween treats for children in the family or of the community alike. Generations of Dominion children will remember her for having some of the best Halloween treats in town. Generosity and kindness to all who graced her home was enjoyed by many. Boxing day with family and special friends was always a treasured time when her turkey and cheer was enjoyed each year. Besides her home and family, Frances enjoyed bingo, shuffleboard, darts, card games dances and social gatherings. She loved all music but most especially that of her beloved Danny ODonnel who she enjoyed a kiss from when she attended a live concert. The past four years in her new home she enjoyed and was usually the first one in line for an outing or social gathering. Her days were filled with activities, love and kindness that was so freely given by the staff at Harbourstone. They ensured her final years were that of exceptional quality in every way. Frances is survived by her loving daughter, Arlene (MacPerson) Churney, Dominion; grandchildren, Donna Churney Lordly (Winston), Antigonish, John Churney (Chris), Timberlea, Karen Churney Poulin (Jay), Dominion, Ronnie Campbell (Ronda), Etobicoke; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Jean-Jacques, Cassandra and Bret; special niece, Anne Louise Weirnikie; special friend, Jenna Leigh Buchanan; along with many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husbands, John Mark MacPherson and Stephen Christoff, son, Alexander MacPherson, siblings, Greg, Theresa, Shirley, Fred, Reginald and Neil, grandchildren, Brian and Kevin MacPherson. Funeral services are under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Great Room, Kimberley Hall, Harbourstone. A celebration of life funeral mass will be after visitation with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial will be at St. Eugene’s Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only with donations to be made to the Shriners, IWK Children’s Fund or a charity of choice. Email Condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
6/6/2011 Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clark James Alwyn Clark CBP 27/10/2011
James Alwyn Clark, 86, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a short illness. Aubie was born in Sydney, Oct. 20, 1925, the son of the late George and Vivian (Nunn) Clark. Aubie grew up in Ashby and was self-employed, operating Clark’s Service Station, Taxi & Driving School, Dairy Freeze and lastly Clark’s Used Furniture on Grand Lake Road. He is survived by sisters, Zita, Gina, Kaye Marie, with whom he resided, and Sheila; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and George. There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Clark. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Church, on Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Charles Cameron officiating. Interment will be at St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Grand Lake Road. Donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care or charity of your choice. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
10/26/2011 Born: October 20th, 1925
Clark Rosina ‘Rose’ Clark CBP 26/10/2011
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Rosina ‘Rose’ Clark, on October 25, 2011 at home. Born in Sydney Mines she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Yaffalo) DeMarco. Rose was a member of St. Pius X Church. She is survived by daughters, Mary Ryan, Sydney Mines, Marie (Klaus) Wiesner, Ont; sons, Robert (Rose) Clark, North Sydney, Francis, Montreal; grandchildren, Bob (Lori), Johnny, Dean, Mary Frances and Trina and her two cherished great grandchildren, Jessie and Cody; brother, Carmen (Ethel Mae); sisters, Cecilia and Nora; many nieces and nephews and her faithful companion her dog Sophie. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Clark; son in law, Thomas Ryan; brothers and sisters, Anthony, Russell, Mary and Lena. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 28, from Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in Rose’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
10/25/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clarke Archie Clarke CBP 21/07/2011
Four months after his 95th birthday, Archie Clarke passed away peacefully Monday, July 18, 2011, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility where he resided. Recently, after consultation with his family and caregivers, he directed his medical treatments be stopped. In 1981, Archie retired from the steel plant where he was a general foreman in the blast furnace department. He was a long-time member of the Holy Redeemer Men’s Club, and the Knights of Columbus. More recently, he was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, where he served at funerals well into his 80s. He was also an avid trout fisherman, having spent 25 summers in his trailer at Lake Ainslie. While he golfed and bowled in his younger years, his favourite escape was in reading westerns. Quiet and personable, he will be remembered for his sense of irony and unexpected witty remarks. Archie’s family hope that all will take comfort in his courageous decision and sense of fulfilment. Born in Sydney, Archie was the son of the late Linus and Mary Ann (Gillis) Clarke and will be happily remembered by his two daughters, Karen Campbell (Steve), Moncton, N.B., Janet Porter (Jack) and son, Wayne (Betty), Sydney; he was “Grampie” to six grandchildren, Andrew (Beth), Riverview, N.B., Stewart (Leslie), Framingham, Mass., Gordon (Marlene), Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. and Lawren (Lynn) Campbell, Moncton, N.B., James, Guelph, Ont., and Chad Clarke, Halifax, N.S.; eight great-grandchildren, Brett, Mackenzie, Curran, Lachlan, Rowan, Chloe, Benson and Ellie Campbell and several nieces and nephews. The surviving member of his immediate family, he was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen Johnson, Cassie Gillis, Florence Burnett, Elizabeth Gillis and Rita Keefe, and brothers, John and Leo. The subject of his devotion for 70 years, his wife, Jennie, passed away last November. Archie’s family, Karen, Wayne, Janet, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren truly appreciate the support and
7/18/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 17th, 1916
Clarke Joan Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Clarke CBP 17/10/2011
Joan Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Clarke, 53, Sydney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Palliative Care Unit, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Trenton, Ont., she was the daughter Gordon and Cecila (Matheson) Harvey. Besides her parents she is survived by her daughter, Courtney (Matthew) Debison, Calgary, Alta.; two sisters, Florence (Donald) MacPherson, Dianne Harvey; and one foster brother, Ronald. Betty is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, two great-grandnieces; and one great-grandnephew and cousins. Betty was predeceased by her brother, John Gordon. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel church on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. “When tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.” Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/16/2011 Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Clarke Joyce Catherine Clarke CBP 19/09/2011
Joyce Catherine ClarkeBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: September 16th, 2011With broken hearts and deep sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Joyce Catherine Clarke (nee Corbett), 78, a resident of Johnson street North Sydney, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Pius and Elizabeth (MacKay) Corbett.Joyce was a big fan of North Sydney Little League and never missed a game. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.Joyce is survived by her two sons, Jim (Wendy) Clarke of North Sydney, and Kenneth (Bernadine) Clarke of Cole Harbour. She is also survived by two special grandchildren, Ryan and Joshua Clarke, whom she adored with all her heart. Two brothers, Pius Tommy (Muriel) Corbett, Dominion, Greg (Mary Louise) Corbett, Thompson, Man.; sisters, Geraldine (Joe) Williams, Sydney Mines, Lillian Usher and Muriel Corbett, Glace Bay, Florence (Dell) Peach, Sydney, Colette Parsons (Dave Turner), Louisburg, Loretta (Kenny) Munroe and Frances Corbett, Dominion, Valerie (Jim) Calhoun, Barrie, Ont., Marion (Len) Braganaza, Mississauga, Ont., and Evangeline (David) Pasher, Toronto, Ont. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Clarke, three brothers, Jim (Carlotta) Corbett, Brandon, Man., Robert Corbett, Dominion and Kenneth Corbett in infancy.The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Cape Breton Regional OR, Recovery and ICU departments for their extraordinary care to both Mom and her family.Visitation for Joyce will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mathew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.As an expression of sympathy for Joyce, memorial donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation or to a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
9/16/2011 Glace Bay
Clarke William Andrew Clarke CBP 28/05/2011
We sadly announce the peaceful passing of William, 77, on May 19, 2011, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, having suffered from cardiovascular disease for some time. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Clarke, graduating from Morrison High, Mt. Allison University, BLC Nova Scotia Tech P. Eng, and London School of Economics, England. After a brief career in engineering, Bill completed a notable career in business management on Bay Street, Toronto. Predeceased by wife, Pat, brothers, Neil, Malcolm, Donald and niece, Kimberley. Left to mourn are son, Andrew and wife Mary Ann; daughter, Leslie Anne and beloved granddaughter, Olivia; sisters, Verna, Katherine, Ellen, Anne, Vida and Virginia; brothers, John, James, Ian; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial arrangements are incomplete. E-mail Condolences may be sent to jhclarke@rogers.com.
5/19/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clawson Robert Hall Clawson CBP 03/01/2011
Robert Hall Clawson

Born in: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Passed away in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 07/09/1923

With great sadness, we announce the very unexpected passing of Robert in Port Hawkesbury on Dec. 29, 2010. Born Sept. 7, 1923 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he was the son of the late Ernest and Christine (Ross) Clawson. He attended Mount Allison University and graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Highways for 40 years. He was a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. Robert is survived by daughters, Christine (Michael) O'Leary, Port Hawkesbury, Mary Lou (Ken) Caissie, Halifax, and stepdaughter, Peggy Nicholson, Halifax. He is also survived by grandsons, Michael, Sean and Conor O'Leary, as well as sisters-in-law, Joyce Clawson, Oakville, Ont., and Anna (Tim) MacDonald, Elderbank, N.S. several nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret B. Clawson in 1998. He was the last surviving member of his family which included his sisters, Frances Carr, Calgary, Isabelle Clawson, Liverpool and brother, Ernie, Oakville, Ont. Arrangements entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. A graveside service will take place at a later date in Englishtown, C.B. Donations to charity of choice. Please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.

9/7/1923 Charlottetown, PEI
Cluett Donald George 'Donnie' Cluett CBP 26/11/2011
Donald George ‘Donnie’ Cluett, 71, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. He was father to Grace (Robert Brake), Corner Brook, Nfld., Arthur, Halifax and Brett (Penny), Ottawa, Ont. and enthusiastic grandfather to Lauren, Sam, Ethan, Liam and Sydney. Donnie was born June 24, 1940 and raised in Sydney Mines, N.S., where he lived all his life. Donnie is survived by his three children; five grandchildren; brother, Harold Cluett and brothers-in-law, Gordon MacDonald and Arthur Squarey; four sisters-in-law, Sade, Roberta, Florence and Leona and numerous nieces and nephews, including many to whom he was closer in age and became close friends. The loss of his beloved wife, Ethel, almost three years ago, came at the end of almost 50 years together. He thought of her daily since then. He was also predeceased in his immediate family by parents, Evelyn and Arthur Cluett and sister, Jacqueline MacDonald. He was an active volunteer, most recently with the Ceilidh Golden K Club of Sydney Mines and North Sydney, but had been involved with many community and Anglican church organizations over the previous decades. Visitation will take place Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, with funeral service to follow Monday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser and Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Memorial donations may be made to Ceilidh Golden K Club and St. John’s Anglican Church. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
11/24/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 24th, 1940
Coady Joan Coady (Hervé) CBP 30/08/2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our sister Joan at the Northside General Hospital on Aug. 29, 2011. Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Alexis & Agnes (MacInnis) Hervé of Pitt Street, Florence. Joan was a dedicated school teacher having taught in Florence, Cape Breton, and at St. Peter, Holy Trinity and Assumption School Bowness in the Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School System, retiring in 1991 after 36 years. Joan was a very kind, generous person, not only to her family, but anyone in need, especially children, whom she loved with a passion. She had a great sense of humour, loved to travel and visited many places in the world. Due to ill health Joan returned to her beloved Cape Breton in 2007 to live with her sister Marguerite, where she enjoyed many good times with family, friends and the Seniors Day Program. Joan is survived by her siblings Eva (Richard) Scott, Ohio U.S.A., Irene (the late Pat) MacMillan, New Waterford, Regina (Reggie) Jobe, North Sydney, Agnes Reid, Sydney, Marguerite (John) MacNeil, Sydney Mines, and William ‘Billy’ (the late Marguerite), Inverness; her sister-in-law, Hilda Hervé, Shearwater; her foster sister-in-law, Hazel Hart; her lifelong friend, Helen Robertson Holt and her very good friends in Calgary, Jessie, Doreen, Maureen, Dolly and Darryl, to name a few. Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by her daughter, Sherrie Lee Coady, her sister, Freda Devilin, her brother, John Alexis ‘Sonny,’ her foster brother, Wilfred Hart and a sister and two brothers as toddlers. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery followed by a reception in the parish hall. Arrangements are under the care of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. There abides the best things I know in all the world. Home, loved ones, friendship Song and mirth. Rest in peace dear soul.
8/29/2011 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Colborne Harold Colborne CBP 12/10/2011
Harold Colborne passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Born at Whitney Pier on March 11, 1933, to the late Fred and Vivian (Verge) Colborne. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lorraine (Cruickshank); four sons, Fred (Peg), Calgary, Tom (Susan), Sydney, Hugh (Jocelyn) and Stuart (Elizabeth), both of Halifax; eight grandchildren, Erin, Amanda, Adrienne, Bailey, Chelsea, James, Jeremy and Jack; two sisters, Doris (the late Art) Heading and Freda (John) Marusiak; brother, Gordon (Sylvia); sister-in-law, Sharon Colborne and brother-in-law, Bud MacDonald, all in Sydney. Harold will be greatly missed by all his nieces, nephews and many family members and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Minnie MacDonald; brothers, Fred (in infancy), George and Jerry. Harold served in the RCAF for 30 years, including serving as fire chief at CFS Sydney. He was stationed at several bases across Canada and spent two years at Marville, France. He was an ordinary member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, for 23 years. He taught St. John Ambulance First Aid courses for a number of years, a past member of the Schooner Curling Club, a former coach of Sydney Academy Badminton teams. In his youth, Harold was an accomplished basketball player and had the pleasure of once playing on a team against the Harlem Globetrotters at the old YMCA. There will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/10/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cole Rayfield ‘Buzzy’ Cole CBP 24/08/2011
Rayfield ‘Buzzy’ Cole died May 29, 2011, and Gary Silas Cole on Dec. 16, 2010, both in Ontario, surrounded by their loved ones. Predeceased by their parents Mae and Silas Cole. Cremation has taken place in Ontario. A graveside burial for Rayfield will take place at Greenwood Cemetery on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.


Colvey Thomas Stephen Colvey CBP 18/05/2011
Thomas Stephen Colvey, 82, of Russell Drive, Bras d’Or, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at Waterford Heights Nursing Home. Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late Hartlen and Rita (Jessome) Colvey. He was a member of St. Joseph’s parish, Bras d’Or, and a life member of the Bras d’Or Seniors and Pensioners Club. He worked on the Great Lakes for 40 years. Tommy is survived by his sister, Mary Walker; his nieces, Billie, Rita, Mary and Debbie; nephews, Joe and Jamie Power and Bernie. He was predeceased by his brothers, Hubert, Stephen and Louis and his sister, Juanita Power. Many thanks to the staff of the Northside General Hospital and Waterford Heights Nursing Home for all their care and help. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass and burial will take place at a time to be announced. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
5/16/2011
Colvey Thomas Stephen Colvey CBP 18/05/2011
Thomas Stephen Colvey   Passed Away In: Bras d'Or Passed Away On: 16/05/2011   Thomas Stephen Colvey, 82, of Russell Drive, Bras d'Or, passed away  Monday, May 16, 2011, at Waterford Heights Nursing Home. Born in Bras d'Or, he was the son of the late Hartlen and Rita  (Jessome) Colvey. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or, and a life member  of the Bras d'Or Seniors and Pensioners Club. He worked on the Great Lakes for 40 years. Tommy is survived by his sister, Mary Walker; his nieces, Billie,  Rita, Mary and Debbie; nephews, Joe and Jamie Power and Bernie. He was predeceased by his brothers, Hubert, Stephen and Louis and his  sister, Juanita Power. Many thanks to the staff of the Northside General Hospital and  Waterford Heights Nursing Home for all their care and help. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis  Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass and burial will take place  at a time to be announced. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a  charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca  

Cape Breton Post: 8/6/2011
Thomas Stephen Colvey   Passed Away In: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 16/05/2011   A Mass of Christian Burial for the late Thomas  Stephen Colvey, who passed away May 16, 2011,  will take place Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m.  in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter  McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.    

5/16/2011 Bras d'Or
Colvey Thomas Stephen Colvey CBP 08/06/2011
A Mass of Christian Burial for the late Thomas Stephen Colvey, who passed away May 16, 2011, will take place Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
5/16/2011
Comeau Judy Comeau CBP 19/11/2011
Judy Comeau, 68, of Sydney River, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Born in Kentville, she was the daughter of Mrs. Verna Williams of Sydney River and the late Kenneth Comeau. Judy worked in various capacities in the service industry across Canada and Sydney for numerous years. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family. She is survived by her son, Michael, granddaughter, Veronica St. Onge of Ontario; brother, Dave, Cobourg, Ont.; sisters, Nella Williams, Calgary, and Bonnie (Glen) Felzien, South Africa. Judy was predeceased by her stepfather, John Williams. Visitation for Judy Comeau will take place on Monday from 2-4 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass date and time to appear in Monday’s edition of the Cape Breton Post. Donations in her memory may be made to the cancer unit of the C.B. Regional Hospital. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
11/16/2011 Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Comeau Judy Comeau CBP 21/11/2011
Judy Comeau, 68, of Sydney River, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Visitation for the late Judy Comeau will take place today from 2-4 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Our Lady Fatima Church, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
11/16/2011
Comeau Reta Mae Watson Comeau CBP 10/09/2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Reta Mae Watson Comeau announce her peaceful passing on Sept. 8, 2011, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Big Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Annie (Carmichael) Asaph. As a highly religious person she was very active in church organizations at Greenwood United Church - Sunday school teacher, Explorers, UCW, etc. Her greatest passion of all was helping others, right up until her passing. Her daily and nightly prayers included praying for the ones we know and also for the ones we don’t know and God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble. The Bible was a constant daily source of inspiration and comfort. She is survived by her sons, Barry Watson (her principal caregiver, who made great sacrifices and went the extra mile to grant her wish to remain living at home), Garry Watson, Maurice F. ‘Scoggy’ Watson (Linda); brother, Wilfred Asaph (Mary); sister, Kaye Robinson; special grandchildren, Kyle and Kerianne; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice A. Watson; second husband, Frank Comeau; sisters, Margaret Hull, Lottie MacLeod, Sadie; brothers, Alfred, John, Rev. Elmer. There will be no visitation. Funeral services to be held Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Greenwood United Church, Rev. Alison Etter officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to MacAskill’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenwood United Church. Online Condolences can be made to: macaskillsfuneralhome@gmail.com. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life: John 3:16
9/8/2011 Big Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Confiant Ron Confiant CBP 15/04/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ron Confiant on Thursday, April 13, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Robinson) Confiant. Ron owned and operated Ron and Ida’s Christmas Tree Farm in Long Island for many years. He enjoyed the time he spent in the woods tending to his trees and watching the wildlife. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Ida May (McLean) Confiant; his two sons, Ron Jr., Watervale, N.S., and David, North Sydney; his daughter, Julie (Reg Kennedy), also of North Sydney; his four grandchildren, Stan, Brandon, Justin, Kelsey; his great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Kylie; his two brothers, Tom (Dorothy) Confiant, North Sydney, and Peter (Beatrice), of Glace Bay; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Camille, William and Raymond, and sisters, Julia and Martha. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
4/13/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Confiant Ronald Joseph Confiant CBP 13/04/2011
Ronald Joseph Confiant

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Long Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 13/04/2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ron Confiant on Thursday, April 13, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Robinson) Confiant. Ron owned and operated Ron and Ida's Christmas Tree Farm in Long Island for many years. He enjoyed the time he spent in the woods tending to his trees and watching the wildlife. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Ida May (McLean) Confiant his two sons, Ron Jr., Watervale, N.S., and David, North Sydney his daughter, Julie (Reg Kennedy), also of North Sydney his four grandchildren, Stan, Brandon, Justin, Kelsey his great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Kylie his two brothers, Tom (Dorothy) Confiant, North Sydney, and Peter (Beatrice), of Glace Bay as well as many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Camille, William and Raymond, and sisters, Julia and Martha. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney

4/13/2011 Sydney Mines
Cooke Bruce Jeffrey Cooke CBP 13/04/2011
Bruce Jeffrey Cooke passed peacefully away at the palliative care unit of the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland, on Sunday April 3, 2011. He was predeceased by his father Leonard, and his brother, David. Leaving to mourn are his loving partner and friend Marlene Duffett, his mother, Clara, brothers, Kevin (Sheila), Richard (Audrey), Tim (Colleen), and Sandy (Sheila), also many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. At his wish, cremation has taken place. Interment to take place at a later date.
4/3/2011
Cooke Frances M. Cooke CBP 16/05/2011
Frances M. Cooke   Born In: Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Ingonish Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 14/05/2011   It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of  our dear mother, Frances M. Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2011, in  Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born in Ingonish, she was a daughter of the late Big Mike and  Priscilla Barron. Frances was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. She is survived by daughters, Margaret (Albert) Hines, Frances  Robinson (Ken), Diane Robinson (Kenny), Patsy (David) Barretto; sons,  Harry (Sylvia), Kenny (Judy), Clifford (Sharon), George (Janet),  Fabian (Debbie); stepdaughter, Sister Sandra Cooke; stepsons, Brian  and Bill; brother, Bud Barron; also survived by her dearly loved 28  grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;  many special nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by first husband, Harry  Robinson and second husband, Alex Cooke, daughters, Bonnie, Rita,  Kay, stepdaughter, Carmelita, sisters, Mary, Theresa, Stella and  Rita, brothers, Alex, Dots, Mike, Gerald and John. Visitation for the late Frances Cooke will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 16  and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral  Home, Ingonish. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in St.  Peter's Church, Ingonish, Fr. Dan MacDonald will officiate. Burial in  parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or  a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at  www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. She will be sadly missed by all her special family, friends and  loving cat Simon.  
5/14/2011 Ingonish
Cooke Mary (MacDonald) Cooke CBP 07/01/2011
Mary Cooke

Passed away in: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 17/12/2010

We regret to announce the passing of Mary Madeline Cooke at King Gardens Senior Complex in Mississauga, Ont. On Dec. 17, 2010. Madeline was the daughter of the late Margaret (Maggie MacNeil) and Angus B. MacDonald, formerly of 12 County Rd., New Waterford. She left Cape Breton at a young age and spent most of her life in Cobden, Ont. And Ottawa but returned to New Waterford every year for summer vacation. She spent many winters in Port Ritchie, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Cooke in 2001 by her brothers, Donald, John Michael, Joseph A. and Gussie of New Waterford sisters, Margaret 'Dudi' Purcell, Sydney and Theresa Dwyer, Carver, Mass. She is survived by brothers, Vindy, New Waterford and Roddie, Mississauga. Burial took place in Ontario.

12/17/2010
Cooke Mary Cooke CBP

We regret to announce the passing of Mary Madeline Cooke at King Gardens Senior Complex in Mississauga, Ont. on Dec. 17, 2010. Madeline was the daughter of the late Margaret (Maggie MacNeil) and Angus B. MacDonald, formerly of 12 County Rd., New Waterford. She left Cape Breton at a young age and spent most of her life in Cobden, Ont. and Ottawa; but returned to New Waterford every year for summer vacation. She spent many winters in Port Ritchie, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Cooke in 2001; by her brothers, Donald, John Michael, Joseph A. and Gussie of New Waterford; sisters, Margaret 'Dudi' Purcell, Sydney and Theresa Dwyer, Carver, Mass. She is survived by brothers, Vindy, New Waterford and Roddie, Mississauga. Burial took place in Ontario.
12/17/2010
Cooke Tyler ‘Happs’ John Cooke CBP 23/04/2011
With heartfelt sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Tyler ‘Happs’ John Cooke on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his family home. Tyler was living in Sydney at the time. Born on June 2, 1984, he was the son of William and Sandra (Boutilier) Cooke. Tyler attended Donkin Elementary and Glace Bay High School. Tyler was a hard-working individual in such fields as landscaping, and seismic testing. Tyler loved the outdoors and enjoyed long walks along the beach with his best friend his dog (Goldie), he also enjoyed sports especially hockey of which he played for many years. Tyler was famous for his gleaming smile and his desire to help anyone although he struggled many years with mental illness himself. Tyler was also a volunteer with the Donkin Volunteer Fire Department and a grateful member of the AA program. Tyler is survived by his parents and brother Billy (Sherri), Lower Sackville and his sister Angela (David), Glace Bay; grandfather Duart Cooke, Donkin; nephews, David, Shayne and Brycen; niece Shaylee that held a dear place in his heart; best friend Daryl Madden and also many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Francis and Gordon Boutilier and grandmother Viola Cooke. There will be a family visitation only in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral celebration of his life will be celebrated Monday April 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ The King, Trinity Avenue, Sydney, N.S. with Rev Laura McCue. In Tyler's memory if you wish you may donate to the Adolences with mental health addiction services. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
4/20/2011 Donkin, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 2nd, 1984
Cooke Tyler 'Happs' Cooke CBP 23/04/2011
Tyler 'Happs' Cooke

Born In: Donkin, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 02/06/1984

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 20/04/2011

With heartfelt sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Tyler 'Happs' John Cooke on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his family home. Tyler was living in Sydney at the time. Born on June 2, 1984, he was the son of William and Sandra (Boutilier) Cooke. Tyler attended Donkin Elementary and Glace Bay High School. Tyler was a hard-working individual in such fields as landscaping, and seismic testing. Tyler loved the outdoors and enjoyed long walks along the beach with his best friend his dog (Goldie), he also enjoyed sports especially hockey of which he played for many years. Tyler was famous for his gleaming smile and his desire to help anyone although he struggled many years with mental illness himself. Tyler was also a volunteer with the Donkin Volunteer Fire Department and a grateful member of the AA program. Tyler is survived by his parents and brother Billy (Sherri), Lower Sackville and his sister Angela (David), Glace Bay grandfather Duart Cooke, Donkin nephews, David, Shayne and Brycen niece Shaylee that held a dear place in his heart best friend Daryl Madden and also many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Francis and Gordon Boutilier and grandmother Viola Cooke. There will be a family visitation only in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral celebration of his life will be celebrated Monday April 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ The King, Trinity Avenue, Sydney, N.S. with Rev Laura McCue. In Tyler's memory if you wish you may donate to the Adolences with mental health addiction services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

4/20/2011 Donkin on 2/6/1984
Cooper Shirley Cooper CBP 06/10/2011
It is with broken hearts and sadness that we announce the death of our dear sister on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Born and raised in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Melvie Barrett. During her early years she worked at Phalen's Bakery then moved onto working at Clover Leaf Produce, until her retirement. Shirley's greatest love was her family. She was a kind gentle lady who loved everyone. She enjoyed cooking, baking and doing her yard work. Shirley loved dancing and going to bingo and also travelling with her friends. Shirley is survived by her seven sisters, Olive Smith, (James), Reserve Mines, Yvonne Petite, Glace Bay, Emily Hawco, Glace Bay, Eunice Thomas (Steve), London, England, Sylvia Barrett, Homeville, Mary MacDonald, (Gordie), Glace Bay, Debbie Quito, Toronto; three brothers, Harry Barrett, Sask., Silby Barrett (Sharon), Glace Bay, Jimmie Barrett, Windsor, Ont. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including special niece, Jennifer (MacDonald) Cotton and brother-in-law, Billy Cooper. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Cooper, Sydney. Visitation for Shirley will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Newsome United Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com. “Shirley, you were the center of our hearts, we love you and miss you”
10/4/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Copan Catherine 'Lizzie' Copan CBP 12/12/2011
It is with great sadness the family wish to announce the passing of their mother, Lizzie Copan on Dec. 9, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Inverness, and the last surviving member of her family, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Catherine (O’Brien) MacDonald. At one time Lizzie was a member of St. Michael’s CWL and the New Waterford Pensioner’s Club, loved a good game of cards and was an avid Blue Jays fan. She is survived by sons, Bernie, Clarence, Elliott, Hugh; daughters, Mary, Alberta, Charlene and Beth; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Clarence Joseph Copan, Lizzie was also predeceased by her brother, Hughie ‘Shortie’ MacDonald. As per her request, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Victor Ozousuanya officiating and interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. To send Online Condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
12/9/2011 Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cordingley Marjorie Cordingley CBP 06/05/2011
Marjorie Cordingley

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada Passed Away On: 30/04/2011

Born Marjorie Andrews in Sydney, 1927. Died on Saturday, April 30, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, David Cordingley, children, Lorne (Sally), Sharon (David), Stephen and Geoffrey (Gina) grandchildren, Allan, Andrea, Elliott, Danielle and Monica and her sister, Joan Morrison (Leonard). She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Lillico in 1980 and her brothers, Rollie and Eric. Marjorie was a longtime resident of Grimsby and was involved in many community activities over the years. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance was held at St. Philip by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Grimsby on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

4/30/2011 Sydney
Cormier Raymond J. Cormier CBP 12/12/2011
Raymond J. Cormier, 91 of Grand Etang, Inverness County, passed away suddenly Dec. 9, 2011, in Grand Etang. Born in Belle Cote, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (LeBlanc) Cormier. He was a veteran of the Second World War where he served from 1939-45. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32, Cheticamp. Raymond worked in Waltham, Mass., as a welder then returned back to Cape Breton in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Myrna (Manard) Cormier; brother, Leo Cormier, Waltham, Mass.; and sister, Annie Cormier, Foyer Père Fist, Cheticamp. He was predeceased by three brothers, Wilbert, Alfred and Linus, three sisters, Sabina Chiasson, Sr. Lillian Cormier and Florence LeBlanc. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Margaree, with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
12/9/2011 Belle Cote, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cosnick Laurella (Ward) Cosnick CBP 10/05/2011
Laurella Cosnick (nee Ward)

Born On: 18/05/1944

Passed Away In: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 08/05/2011

Laurella was the daughter of Marie (Peitzsche) Ward and the late Fred (Teddy) Ward. She is survived by her mother daughter, Susan, Reserve Mines son, Scott (Lesley), Glace Bay sister, Alyce (David Parkes), Stillwater Lake, N.S. sister-in-law, Rena (Douglas Hill), Bedford, N.S. nieces, Tracy (Vincent Buker), Cumming, Ga., and Jennifer (Nicolas Berryessa), Roswell, Ga., Carla (Raymond Wambolt), Newport, N.S. and nephew, Stephen (Michelle) Hill, Hammonds Plains, N.S. She was predeceased by her husband, George and his parents, Margaret and Stephen Cosnick. Her happiest times were those spent with her four grandchildren, Alexander, Savannah, Joshua and Alyssa. Laurella was an active member of Gordon United Church donations to the church in her memory would be much appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. J. Ritter of palliative care, her VON and chemo nurses, her dietitian L. Roy and the nurses of 3 West at the Glace Bay Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, May 12, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Gordon United Church, May 13 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Burial will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

5/8/2011 18/5/1944
Covey William 'Bill' Covey CBP 14/01/2011
William 'Bill' Covey

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: North York, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 09/01/2011

William Albert Covey, 94, of North York, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late William and Ida (Mader) Covey. Bill was veteran of the Second World War and formerly employed with Standard Paving, among many others. Surviving are his daughter, Pearl Aucoin, Sydney son, Bill Covey, Toronto grandchildren, Debbie (George) MacNeil, Raylene (Billy) Higdon, Rosa (Perry) Antonello and Sonya Aucoin several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren nieces, nephews and sister-in-law, Mary Covey. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine (Booth) son, Robert sisters, Mae, Grace, Minnie and Ella brothers, Art and Roy. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday 2 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

1/9/2011 Sydney
Crandall Esther Elizabeth (nee Fitch) Crandall CBP 30/08/2011
The family of Esther Elizabeth (nee Fitch) Crandall of Saint John, N.B., is saddened to announce her passing on Aug. 24, 2011 at Rocmaura Nursing Home, Saint John. Esther was born in Moncton, N.B. on Jan. 2, 1922, to the late Susan Isabel (Hull) Fitch, a contralto soloist in her own right, and the late William Albro Fitch, who was head of the Canadian National Railway operations in Atlantic Canada from Sydney, N.S. to Riviere du Loup, Que., at the time of his retirement. She was predeceased by twin brothers, Dr. Ralph H. Fitch, a pediatrician, and Clyde J. Fitch, a chartered accountant. Left to mourn her are four children, Susan (David Wright) Crandall of Halifax, N.S., Scott (Bronwyn) Crandall of Long Reach, N.B., Brett (Linda) Crandall of Maple Ridge, B.C. and Clyde Crandall of Saint John, N.B.; grandchildren, Judson, Caleb and Wren Crandall; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends. She was very active in music in her earlier years, and was a former member of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) HMCS Hood Chapter, and of the Media Club of Canada, having been national president for five years. She was a member, most recently, of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and was formerly married to Lloyd W. Crandall. She wrote children’s stories including one book for Saint John’s 200th anniversary, and several poems published in various markets and anthologies. She began working full-time as a self-employed journalist in 1972, covering New Brunswick, Quebec, Newfoundland and the State of Maine. She worked as a researcher, reporter, columnist and contributing editor for more than 30 markets in the U.S. and Canada, including the Toronto Globe and Mail for 12 years, the Toronto Star, the Financial Post, and Canadian Sailings. Esther also worked as a researcher, reporter, and commentator regionally and nationally for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She was co-coordinator and instructor for 10 years in a 10-course journalism program offered part-time by the New Brunswick Community College. Esther was the winner of the 1980 International Association of Firefighters competition, she was National President, Media Club of Canada, from 1979 to 1984 and became an honorary member of that club, and as well belonged to the Canadian Association of Journalists. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, N.B. A memorial service will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church 42 Leinster St., Saint John, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. Private family interment to take place at Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville, N.S. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther’s memory can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com.
8/24/2011 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Crann Morley Crann CBP 23/04/2011
It is with great sadness that the Pike family of Sydney received the news of the death of their uncle, Morley Crann, 95, of Middlesex, England, April 14, 2011. Morley was born in Whitney Pier, son of the late Ameta Kirby (Inkpen) Crann and William Crann. Morley served during the German occupation during the Second World War with the 3rd Canadian Division 17th Duke of York, RC Huzzards. In May of 1995 he made a return trip to the Netherlands to visit with the Voit family of Holland, who billeted him for many years during the war. Morley was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn (Broadhurst) Crann, England; his son, Nelson, England; his brother, Finlay, who was killed in action, at the age of 19, while serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders at Gothie Line in Italy. Morley was also predeceased by brothers, Robert and James Inkpen; sisters, Sylvia (Manual) Inkpen, Verlie (Harry) Perry and Bella (Archie) Pike, all of Sydney. Morley is survived by his stepsons, Paul (Nadine) Jarvis and Melvin (Norma) Jarvis and four grandchildren, all of England. Living in England most of his life, Morley and his wife returned home for many visits with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, who remember him fondly. Cremation has taken place and services are being held in England.
4/14/2011 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crann Morley Crann CBP 23/04/2011
Morley Crann

Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Middlesex, United Kingdom Passed Away On: 14/04/2011

It is with great sadness that the Pike family of Sydney received the news of the death of their uncle, Morley Crann, 95, of Middlesex, England, April 14, 2011. Morley was born in Whitney Pier, son of the late Ameta Kirby (Inkpen) Crann and William Crann. Morley served during the German occupation during the Second World War with the 3rd Canadian Division 17th Duke of York, RC Huzzards. In May of 1995 he made a return trip to the Netherlands to visit with the Voit family of Holland, who billeted him for many years during the war. Morley was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn (Broadhurst) Crann, England his son, Nelson, England his brother, Finlay, who was killed in action, at the age of 19, while serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders at Gothie Line in Italy. Morley was also predeceased by brothers, Robert and James Inkpen sisters, Sylvia (Manual) Inkpen, Verlie (Harry) Perry and Bella (Archie) Pike, all of Sydney. Morley is survived by his stepsons, Paul (Nadine) Jarvis and Melvin (Norma) Jarvis and four grandchildren, all of England. Living in England most of his life, Morley and his wife returned home for many visits with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, who remember him fondly. Cremation has taken place and services are being held in England.

4/14/2011 Whitney Pier
Crawford Ruth Christina Crawford CBP 11/04/2011
CRAWFORD (MacLeod), Ruth Christina – 92. Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday evening, April 8, 2011, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born on April 27,1918, in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Ina (Herring) MacLeod. Along with her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Carman B. Crawford; eldest daughter, Linda Crawford Teasdale; brothers, Arthur (Peggy) MacLeod and Kenny (Tillie) MacLeod. Ruth is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Bob Washburn, Carmie and Ian Anderson, Ina and Keith Beaver, and Dede (Janice) and Bruce Hickey; grandchildren, Crawford (Heily), Andrew and Jason Teasdale, Geoffrey, Ruth Anne, Heather (Steve) and David (Emily) Washburn, Michael (Elizabeth), Mark, Heath (Alison) and Jamie Anderson, Janice (Matt), Alison and Gregor Beaver, and Clare Hickey; great-grandchildren, Erica and Ella Teasdale, Mimi and Mia Teasdale, Meagan and Hannah Cohen, Calvin and Charlie Washburn, and Jane and Benjamin Anderson. Ruth grew up on Catherine Street, Whitney Pier, and worked at T. Eaton Company in Sydney prior to her marriage to Carman during the war in 1940. Ruth, Carman and family lived in Sydney for many years and then Truro, enjoying each summer in Ingonish with family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Ruth’s life will be held 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Reverend John Tonks officiating. Reception will follow. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
4/8/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 27th, 1918
Crewe Shirley Crewe CBP 30/09/2011
With sorrow, we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Crewe, loving wife and mother, grandmother and sister, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at home. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (MacCormick) Robinson. Shirley was a graduate of Cape Breton Business College, and for a time worked in Halifax. Upon the birth of her children, she became a stay at home mom and enjoyed raising them, and was active in all organizations they were involved in. She was past president of the North Sydney Kinette Club. Always busy, she enjoyed sewing, ceramics, toll painting, quilting, later returning to work for Jack and Betty Hatcher, where she managed seven Tim Horton outlets, retiring after the children completed their post-secondary education. When her mother became ill, Shirley spent seven years as her caregiver. Throughout, Shirley enjoyed camping and travelling with her trailer. The last number of years being spent at Driftwood Campground, swimming daily and singing at campfires with her many friends. Shirley is survived by her husband, Gerald; her children, Gerald (Geralynn), Bowmanville, Ont., Diane (Paul) MacIntyre, Whitby, Ont., Jeff (Monica), Mississauga, Ont., Troy (Geraldine), Toronto, Ont., and her 10 grandchildren; her sisters, Betty MacDonald, Dominion and Tammy Robinson, Sydney. We wish to thank Dr. Coish and Dr. Ghenia for their care shown to Shirley. Thank you to Susan MacKenzie and palliative care for all your assistance and also to the VON for your visits. A beautiful, loving, caring person, Shirley will be remembered fondly by her many friends and remain always in the hearts of her loved ones. There will be no visitation by request, cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside 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 a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. “Shirley, rest peacefully, for you go ahead to prepare a path for loved ones to follow. Miss you, love you.”
9/28/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crews Louis Crews CBP 09/07/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Louis Crews of Czar, Alta., on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Lou was born in Bras d’Or, N.S., on May 10, 1927, son of the late Elsie and Alexander Crews. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and camping. His favourite times were spent on the lake and around the campfire, surrounded by friends. He joined the army as a boy soldier in 1944 and was a member of the RCEME for 38 years. Lou received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the War Medal 1935-45, the United Nations Emergency Force Medal-Middle East, the Peacekeeping Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasps. He was very community-minded and volunteered with many organizations, always ready to lend a hand. Lou will be greatly missed by his daughter and granddaughter, Tracey and Denise Lacroix, Red Deer; his son, Terry Crews, Innisfail; his daughter, Kelly Faulkner (Jim), Moncton and grandson, Craig; his son, Skip Crews (Brenda), Calgary and grandchildren, Tyrell, Kasey and Trevor. He will be dearly missed by his brothers, Russell, North Sydney, N.S., Gordon (Irene), Thorold, Ont.; and his sister, Shirley Whitman (Bob), Toronto, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn (Teddy), his brothers, Alex, George and William and his sisters, Emma, Sue, Martha and Myra.
6/19/2011 Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 10th, 1927
Cull James Robert 'Jim James' Cull CBP 19/09/2011
James Robert 'Jim James' CullBorn In: St. John's, Newfoundland, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: September 16th, 2011It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of James Cull on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends.Born in St. Johns, N.L., he was the son of the late James and Audrey (Floyd) Cull.James enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved music, nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed taking pictures of all things that surrounded him. He was a great cook and friend. Up until Jim James’ illness his was employeed at Kenny Pizza and most recently Membertou Kiju’s Deli.James is survived by his partner and best friend, Connie Osborne; her children, Brendan Paul, Annette Cremo (Tim) and Eldon Matthews; sisters, Elizabeth Watton (Max), St. John’s, N.L. Cathy Walsh, Cornwall, Ont., Christine Cull, British Columbia, Roseanne Wade, Kingston, Ont.; mother-in-law, Viola Paul; sisters-in-law, JoJo (Gordie), Emily, Shirley, Gloria, MaeMae, Lois (David); brothers-in-law, Jim Bob, Ike Paul (Elizabeth), Jip; extended family and best friends, Shawn O’leary (Peggy), Mary Jane Harris, Craig Farmer, Debbie DiPinto, Rick Oxley and Dr. Chris Milburn; as well as his faithful companion, J.B.Sincerest thank you to palliative care nurses, doctors and VON team, and to special nurse Christine Jollymore.Visitation for James began at 36 Gallagher St., Membertou on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, after 7 p.m. and will continue until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. Anthony Daniel Church, with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Cremation to follow.Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.Funeral arrangements are under the direction
9/16/2011 St. John's, NF
Currie Donnie Currie CBP 04/07/2011
It is with great sadness the family announce the peaceful passing of Donnie Currie on June 29, 2011. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late James and Lenora (Corbett) Currie. Donnie was a quiet and very kind person, always had a smile. He was a retiree from the Department of Highways. He is survived by his son, Robert ‘Rob’ (companion, Kyle); grandchildren, Kevin and Dylan, Ontario; sisters, Mary (Bill) Stallard, Fredericton, Norma (Ernest) Hannigan, Scotchtown, Genny, Ball’s Creek; brothers, Ervin (Mary), Malcolm (Jan), both of Ontario and his companion, Marlene Boudreau. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers, Elmer, Bernard and sisters, Theresa and Irene. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Donnie’s life will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Condolences to the family can be sent at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
6/29/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Currie John Currie CBP 29/01/2011
John Currie

Born in: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 28/01/2011

John Andrew Currie, 75, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Harbourstone. Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Lauchie and Margaret (MacLeod) Currie. John was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard, formerly Mount Carmel Church. He worked many different jobs in Ontario and worked for Devco for 23 years until his retirement. John loved life and spent many hours dancing and listening to his records. He will be missed dearly by his many nieces and nephews as well as his best buddy, Ronnie White. Surviving are sisters, Elizabeth 'Liz' (Ray) MacLeod, Catherine Fraser and Chris Lovelace. John was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Mullins, Joey Currie and Mary Burns brothers, Tommy and Michael. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. A family funeral service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith St., New Waterford on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/28/2011 Dominion
Currie Lorne Currie CBP 28/05/2011
Lorne Currie   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 25/05/2011   It is with great sadness we announce the passing  of Lorne Currie, Rockdale Avenue, Glace Bay, at  the VG Hospital in Halifax on May 25, 2011, with  his family by his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Kay (McIntyre) and the late Joe Currie. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife,  the former Josephine McDonald; son, Christopher;  daughters, Jessica and Hilary; and granddaughter,  Alyssa. He is also survived by sisters, Morah,  Halifax and Maria (Evans), Edmonton; several  first cousins and many close friends. Lorne was an avid sports fan; and played hockey  since a child. He played golf with his friends in  the summer months; he loved his Montreal  Canadians and Boston Bruins. Lorne also loved  music; and spent many happy hours listening to  different artists. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken  place under the care and direction of Curry's  Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral mass will be  celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church  with Father Leo Boone officiating. Burial in St.  Anne's Cemetery. Family will be at the church at  9 a.m. to receive friends. Following the mass, a  reception will be held in the church foyer. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to  the Cancer society or charity of choice. Email condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.    
5/25/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Currie Sandra Jean (Wallace) CBP 08/10/2011
It is with profound sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Sandra Jean (Wallace) Currie on Friday, October 7, 2011. Sandra was born in Sydney Mines, the daughter of the late James and Flo (Pearo) Wallace. An extremely dedicated wife and mother, Mom was a great supporter of our interests whether it be many hockey games, dance recitals, choir practices or rounds of golf, she was always front and centre to cheer us on and lend a hand when we needed one. Mom loved to travel and enjoyed many of the family trips to Maine and New Hampshire and her trips to Massachusetts to visit family. Two of her most recent special trips were her dream trip to Europe with Dad and also to Florida with Dad and his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim MacLellan. Mom also loved being able to travel to visit with her children and grandchildren and seeing different parts of Canada. Mom was a much-respected teacher, having spent her 35-year career teaching at Macdonald Complex in Dominion, N.S. A longtime, faithful member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay, Mom served as an elder for several years and enjoyed the fellowship of the congregation. A craft-lover, Mom enjoyed spending time with her fellow crafting companions creating many beautiful pieces for her family and friends. Another favourite pastime was her weekly meeting with her Wednesday Lunch Bunch ladies. Mom cared deeply for her family and close friends often putting their needs ahead of her own — just one of her numerous, wonderful traits that endeared her to so many. Mom is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Trevor; children, Jennifer (Brian) Hanterman, Marwayne, Alta., Jeffrey (Erica), Fredericton, N.B., Rebecca (Keith) Morrison, Dartmouth, and Marc (Megan Omand), Sydney; grandchildren, Emma and Piper Hanterman, Meredith and Patrick Currie and Daniel Morrison; dear brother, Jim (Cindy) Wallace, Boularderie, N.S.; and cherished sister, Cathy Wallace, North Sydney; beloved Aunt Mae Arsenault, Alder Point; and Susan (Clifford) Cook, Dominion, best friend of 45 years; brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom was predeceased by her parents, sister, Mary Verna, parents-in-law, Allie and Dot (Lee) Currie. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Knox United Church, 270 Commercial St., Glace Bay with Reverend Doctor John A. Finlayson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the An Cala Unit (Palliative Care) Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of the An Cala Unit, 4th Floor Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their wonderful care of Mom in her final days. We would like to also acknowledge the special care Mom received from former student, Lisa McNeil-Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator An Cala Unit. You all helped our whole family get through some very difficult days.
10/7/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cusson Katherine Rita ‘Kaye’ Cusson CBP 13/07/2011
Katherine Rita ‘Kaye’ Cusson, 70, of Harper Road, Miramichi, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Born in North Sydney, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Katherine (Denney) Morrison. She was a medical secretary/receptionist for many local doctors including Dr. Vasudevan and the late Dr. Pershad. She was a member of the Santa Maria Council and avid, well-loved bowler at Castle Bowling Center Kaye is survived by her loving husband, Gilles Cusson; daughter, Michelle Cusson of Miramichi; son, Rene (Melissa) Cusson of Saint John; grandchildren, Hayleigh and Drey Carvery, Calvin and Devin Cusson; sister, Paula (David) Jessome of Georges River Cape Breton, N.S.; one aunt, Florence Hatcher of Alberta; cousin, Claudia Slade, North Sydney, N.S. and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Very special friend, Darlene (Gary) McNeil and children of Sydney N.S. At Katherine’s request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2pm at St Michael’s Basilica with Fr John Fraser officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Miramichi Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 500 Water St., Miramichi, N.B., E1V 3G5 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Maher’s Funeral Home, Miramichi, serving the Miramichi and surrounding area for 100 years. Telephone 773-4321.
7/11/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Daigle Mae (Mary) Daigle CBP 06/04/2011
Yesterday, April 5, 2011, we celebrated the life and death of Mae (Mary) Daigle, Glace Bay, who was born on Dec. 29, 1922. Mom is survived and sadly missed by sons, Russell (Joan), Margaree, John, Glace Bay, Ron (Cynthia), Winnipeg, Harold (Terry), Glace Bay, Richard (Violet), Glace Bay, Gerard (Moria), Oshawa, Eddie (Zilla), Port Morien; and daughters, Pearl (Jimmy McCarthy), Glace Bay, Mary (Kevin Pembroke), Mira, Theresa (Jimmy Callaghan) and grandchildren, Mark, Jamie and Matthew Callaghan, with whom she resided. Mae is also survived by her brother, Gerard (Frances), Amherst; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. All Mae’s grandchildren were special, but she always had a special love and devotion for Roddie, who showed her love, conquers all. Mae was predeceased by her husband, Cliff, parents, Jim and Sis Haley, brothers, Eddie, Beau, Tom and a sister, Annie Irene in infancy. She was also predeceased by daughter-in-law, Kerry, grandson, Freddie and great-grandson, Stephen. Mae loved to walk, play the piano, chat with her family and friends on the computer and always enjoyed exercising, talking diets and looking for “just a little chip” of anything. No matter what the situation, mom found some humour, raising 10 children on her own; she was not only their inspiration but friend and hero. Visitation will take place on Thursday 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 Friday morning, 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church. Cremation to follow, interment at a later date in the parish cemetery. Reception to be held in the church foyer. As an expression of sympathy for Mae, memorial 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.
4/6/2011 Canada Born: December 29th, 1922
Dandy Clarence Hector Dandy CBP 21/11/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence Hector Dandy on Nov. 18, 2011 in the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Harry and Catherine (Harrietha) Dandy. Clarence enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a lobster fisherman all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Marie (McMullin); and her children; brothers, Michael (Betty) and Neil; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Marie LeBlanc, brothers, Colin, Billy, Harry, James and John. Visitation for the late Mr. Dandy will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, from Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 from St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or, Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. We would like to thank the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for all the care and compassion shown to Clarence and an extra special thank you to Dr. John Ritter and Colleague. Donations in Clarence’s memory may be made to the palliative care unit or the cancer unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
11/18/2011
Danyal Noah Danyal CBP 13/04/2011
Noah Danyal, treasured son of Summer Raylene MacNeil and common-law husband, Danyal Comeau, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Seven-month-old Noah knew the love of family, extended family and a host of kind and caring friends. Noah loved laughter and the company of his brown bear ‘Nelson’ and friend Nemo. He shared hugs, kisses and smiles that will be remembered forever. Love and happy memories of Noah will be cherished by his maternal grandmother, Joann MacNeil (Dennis Reeves) and grandfather, Raymond Brewster; great-grandparents, Finlay and Verna (Crowdis) MacNeil and Isabelle Brewster (late Raymond); uncle, Justin MacNeil and aunt, Olivia Brewster; also paternal grandmother, Cora MacMullin and father, Nathan MacMullin, both of New Waterford. Cremation has taken place and a farewell service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home 775 Main St., Glace Bay. All are welcome. Condolences to the family may be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/7/2011 August 28th, 2010
Davis Evangeline ‘Gook’ Davis CBP 06/08/2011
Evangeline ‘Gook’ Davis suddenly passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (McInnis) Bisson. Evangeline is survived by her son, Gerald Jr. (Lorna), Sydney; grandchildren, Liam, Tristen, Brett, Breanne and Blake, Sydney; sister, Cecelia ‘Spicky’ MacIntyre, New Waterford. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Davis Sr.; sisters, Florence, Maggie, Molly, Theresa and Katie; brothers, Ernest, Johnny, Peter, Wilfred, Bernie and Joe. Evangeline was a graduate of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Class of 1953, with her diploma of registered nursing. Following graduation, she worked for many years at local area hospitals in the capacity of surgical nurse, lab technology and private duty nursing. For over 25 years, Evangeline was an avid skater. She skated on a weekly basis at the local arenas, deriving great satisfaction from her sport and valuing the many friends she made through her skating activities. Evangeline often remarked that, if she had taken another life path, she would have pursued a career in professional skating. Another great passion she indulged was interior decorating. Evangeline possessed eloquent taste in this area. She was a woman of class and immense generosity and spirit. Evangeline loved her grandchildren dearly and without bounds. If angels do exist, she was mine. Evangeline was the best of us and we are the richer for her presence. She will be forever missed. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
8/2/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: September 5th, 1929
Dawe Gerald Dawe CBP 01/06/2011
Gerald Dawe   Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 30/05/2011   Gerald James Dawe, 70 of Glace Bay passed away on Monday, May 30,  2011 at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Lillian Dawe. He was an  employee of the C.B. Development Corp. (Devco). He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Boch); daughters, Debbie Colson  (Brian), Reserve, Nancy Gill (Ken MacDougall), Sydney, Margaret Dawe  (Harold Knox) Glace Bay; sister, Mary Fitzpatrick, Alberta; brothers,  Frank, P.E.I. and Albert, N.B. He also leaves behind six  grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gerald was predeceased by his mother, Lillian and brothers, Cecil, Ed  and Gordon. Visitation for Gerald James Dawe will take place at Patten Funeral  Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 2-4 and  7-9 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. in Patten  Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Findlayson officiating and  interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. "Sadly missed, Lovingly remembered"  
5/3/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dawe Gerald James Dawe CBP 01/06/2011
Gerald James Dawe, 70 of Glace Bay passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Lillian Dawe. He was an employee of the C.B. Development Corp. (Devco). He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Boch); daughters, Debbie Colson (Brian), Reserve, Nancy Gill (Ken MacDougall), Sydney, Margaret Dawe (Harold Knox) Glace Bay; sister, Mary Fitzpatrick, Alberta; brothers, Frank, P.E.I. and Albert, N.B. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gerald was predeceased by his mother, Lillian and brothers, Cecil, Ed and Gordon. Visitation for Gerald James Dawe will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Findlayson officiating and interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. “Sadly missed, Lovingly remembered”
5/30/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dawe Sheldon Dawe CBP 17/11/2011
The funeral time for the late Sheldon Dawe, 64, of Sydney Mines, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011, in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, has been changed from 2 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Dawson Marion Dawson CBP 07/04/2011
Marion Dawson Oct. 26, 1952-March 3, 2011 Kitchener, Ont./formerly of Sydney, N.S. It is with sadness that we regret to announce the untimely passing of a wonderful mother, sister and grandmother, Marion Dawson. Marion passed away peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ont. after a brief illness, with daughters Nancy and Jeanna at her side. Marion leaves behind her daughters Nancy (Jeff), and Jeanna, as well as her four grandchildren, Kayndra, Noah, Brady and Evan, who were the joy of her life. Marion also leaves behind her devoted sisters Ashlea (Andy), Margaret (Ron), and four brothers, Jim (Carolyn), Donald (Barb), Rick (Elizabeth), and Kenzie (Cindy). Marion was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Jean Dawson, and her special granddaughter Mariah in January 2011. A funeral service to celebrate Marion’s life was held at Henry Walser Funeral Home, Kitchener, Ont. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Lutherwood Foundation, 285 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, Ont. N2J 3Z4, Attn: Marilyn Jacobi, may be made as expressions of sympathy.
3/3/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: October 26th, 1952
Dean Frank Charles Dean CBP 11/01/2011
Frank Charles Dean

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 28/02/1949

Passed away in: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 09/01/2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grand-father, brother and friend who passed Jan. 9, 2011, at home. Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Sydney, he was the son of Clarence Dean and Elsie (Courtney) Dean. Frank was very devoted to his family and cherished every moment he spent with his children and precious grandchildren. Frank is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty (Rafuse) Dean by his daughters, Kimberley (Wally) Crawley, Kelley (Sean) Flannigan by his grandchildren, Katlin, Kyle, Liam and Colton brother and sisters, Jim (Audrey) Dean, Linda (Peter) Johnston, Donna (Dave) Krasowski and Thelma (Jim) Francis. Also left to mourn is his brother-in-law, Doug Rafuse and sisters-in-law, Terri (Derek) Wilson and Patsy (Dave) Boltzer. Visitation and funeral service to honor the late Frank Dean will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Jan. 12. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 7-8 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 8 p.m.. Light refreshments will be shared following the service. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.

1/9/2010 Sydney on 28/2/1949
Deane Angie Deane CBP 24/10/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Angie Deane, age 88, of Glace Bay. Angie passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Angie was the daughter of the late Gregory and Sarah (McNeil) Farrell. Angie was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay. She loved to bake and cook, and her family meant everything to her. She will be missed by all you knew her. Angie will be sadly missed by her daughters, Beverly (Bill), Emily; sons, Stephen (Shelley), Ron (Janice), Art, Robert, David (Tara), Brian (Bev) Les (Rita); brothers, Walter, Cyril (Rhona); sister, Marina. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frederick; sons, Raymond, Joe, James and grandson, Jason. In honouring Angie's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations in Angie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Online Condolences to the Deane family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/19/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dearing Daniel Dearing CBP 08/06/2011
Daniel Dearing   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 17/05/2011   A graveside service for Daniel Dearing of Glace  Bay, who passed away at his residence on May 17,  2011, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 10,  2011, at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, Rev.  Clayton Austin will be officiating. Daniel's full obituary may be viewed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.  
5/17/2011
Dearing Daniel Raphael Dearing CBP 19/05/2011
We, the family are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of our brother Danny on May 17, 2011. Danny passed away at his residence in Glace Bay, after a short battle with cancer. He would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Friday, May 20. Born in Glace Bay, Danny was the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth (Steele) Dearing, longtime residents of Seaview Street. In his younger years Danny served with the Canadian Navy, travelling the world aboard the vessel Coutenay. He later worked for a short time in our local coal mines and in other mines and factories throughout Ontario and Western Canada. He was a longtime member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Club and the Hub Club, both in Glace Bay. Danny will be sadly missed by his extended family at the Hub Club, who were very good to him. Danny is survived by a son, Rickey, Ontario; sister, Sharon (Art), Glace Bay; brothers, Harold (Mary Jane), Truro, N.S., James (Brenda), Bobby (Anna), both of Glace Bay, Blair (Debbie), Lower Sackville, N.S.; Danny is also survived by several aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Danny was also predeceased by a brother, Crawford, Ont. In honouring Danny’s requests, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has take place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. As an expression of sympathy for Danny, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice. Online Condolences to the Dearing family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/17/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dearing Neil Dearing CBP 01/04/2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Neil Dearing, 70 of Glace Bay on March 30, 2011 at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Neil was the son of the late Jack and Catherine ‘Katie’ (MacLeod) Dearing. He was the last surviving member of his family. Before returning to Glace Bay, Neil was employed with the city of Toronto for 20 years. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served in Germany. Neil is survived by his daughters, Carrie- Lynn, Cheryl and granddaughter, Taylor of Halifax. He will also be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, especially, Dorothy Smith and Sheila Gardiner. Neil was predeceased by his wife, Carol MacKay in 2008; brother, John and sisters, Catherine (Steele) and Lillian (Smith). He was also predeceased by his companion, Dolly Miller in 2009. Neil cherished his many friends, especially Brent Burke and Bert Donovan. The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Rebelo and the nursing staff in the ICU for their genuine care and support. There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will follow in St. Leo’s Parish Cemetery. There will be a reception at Dooley’s following the service. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
3/30/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Debison Mary 'Mayme' (Campbell) Debison CBP 06/01/2011
Mary 'Mayme' (Campbell) Debison

Passed away in: South Bar, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 03/01/2011

A life time member of the Order of St. John of Canada Mary Debison passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2011, at the An Cala Unit of the C.B. Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late William (Bill) and Charlotte (Reid) MacLeod Campbell of Whitney Pier. During her early life she was employed at the Star Theatre, later with the Royal Bank of Canada, George & Townsend Streets. She was a member of Holy Redeemer parish, past president of the CWL and served on many committees. She gave of herself fully to the CWL and in fact, she knew all the rules of the constitution. She was recipient of the Maple Leaf Services Pin. Mayme was a perpetual member of Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Mabou, the Association of Marion Helpers and a retired serving officer of the St. John Ambulance (484 John Vallance Division) after 30 years. She was a member of the SPCA, secretary of the MacKay Clan, a member of Whitney Pier Historical Society and a Co-worker of Mother Theresa and was privileged to meet her when she visited Holy Angels Convent, Sydney, in 1976. She was an avid reader until recently. During her lifetime her kindness and willingness to help others less fortunate, especially needy children, will always be remembered. She cherished the many friends she made throughout her life both young and old. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy and her husband, Paul Langlois of Sydney and three grandsons, Laurence of Indiana, USA, Kenneth of Toronto, Gerald and his wife Lindsay of Barrie, Ont. Also survived her nieces, Margaret Trenchard, Charlotte Mortimer and Susan Campbell all of Sydney. She will be fondly remembered by her true and faithful friend, Vera Pendergast of Sydney. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Debison (1992) her stepbrothers, Jack, Bernie and Billie MacLeod of Dominion her brothers, Percy and Sidney Campbell and sister-in-law, Eva Campbell and a nephew, Joseph Campbell of Halifax. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Mayme Debison will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Mayme's life will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks in family plot. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mayme's memory to Holy Redeemer Church, VON or An Cala Unit of our Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com. "She never got old … she just became ill."

1/3/2011
Dennis Corey Andrew Dennis CBP 19/08/2011
Corey Andrew Dennis, 24 of 15 Raspberry Lane, Eskasoni, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 20111 at home. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Wendy (Dennis) Francis and the late Norman Francis. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Corey was happiest when he was outdoors fishing and hunting with his friends. He was a ‘Jack of all trades’. He is survived by a sister, Heidi, Eskasoni; brothers, Norman Isaac, Chapel Island, Frank Dennis, Eskasoni and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his godparents and his maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Dennis. Visitation for Corey Dennis will take place at the family residence at 15 Raspberry Lane on Sunday, Aug. 21 after 7 p.m. with funeral mass celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Eskasoni. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
8/16/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deveau Roger Deveau CBP 28/04/2011
Roger Deveau

Born In: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 26/04/2011

Roger Daniel Deveau, 70 of Cheticamp, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Henry and Marie Therese (Cormier) Deveau. Roger was a member of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers local for 48 years (as a welder and instructor). He was co-owner of the former Industrial Welding Ltd. Roger was also a founding member of Cabot Trail Arena and a NIRCA board member. His hobbies included golfing, hockey, hunting, fourwheeling and motorcycling. He was well liked among his co-workers, friends and family. Roger will be sadly missed by his best friend and brother, Raymond. Roger is survived by his wife, Hughena (MacKinnon) Deveau children, Lise (Bruno) Gaudent, Cheticamp, Maurice (Julie) Deveau, Chatham, Ont., Michelle (Jules) Chiasson, Cheticamp, Roger 'JR' Deveau, Sydney grandchildren, Jeannot, Mario Chiasson stepchildren, Jimmy (Monica) Jeffers, Sydney, Mary Noelle Skelly, Toronto, Sandy Jeffers, Sydney step-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Amy, James, Alexander, Brianna, Kaitlyn one brother, Raymond (Beatrice) Deveau, Cheticamp three sisters, Patricia Chiasson, Jeanne (Arthur) Williams, both of Mississauga, Ont. and Diane Deveau, Toronto. He was predeceased by one stepson, Bobby Jeffers. Visistation will be held at Cheticamp Funeral Home today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Fr. Peter LeBllanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice.

4/26/2011 Cheticamp
Deveaux Douglas Deveaux CBP 24/10/2011
Douglas 'Dougie' Deveaux
Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 21st, 2011

It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Dougie at his residence, 285 High St., Apt. B, Sydney on Oct. 21, 2011.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Murdock and Priscilla (MacEachern) Deveaux. Dougie was a gentle soul and a private man, an avid baseball fan, he enjoyed the horse races, his computer and most of all the daily trips he and his wife made to MacDonald’s Restaurant for coffee. He also enjoyed long drives. Dougie at one time worked in construction.
He is survived by his beloved wife and friend, Harriet (Currie) stepchildren, Gerard, Paul (Karen) and Kenneth Fraser and Shauna (Fraser) (Shannon) Gatza grandchildren, Courtney, and Danae (who was very close to him) and her pet dog Harley.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by brother, John grandparents, Mary and Archie MacEachern.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate Douglas’s life will take place on Friday, Jan. 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating and burial to follow in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
To send condolences to the family, go to wwwmclellanfuneralhome.com.

Cape Breton Post: 05/01/2012:

Douglas Deveaux

A funeral mass to celebrate Douglas’s life will take place on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating and burial to follow in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-7500.

10/21/2011
Deveaux Pauline Marie Deveaux CBP 09/06/2011
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Pauline Marie Deveaux, 71, of New Waterford on June 8, 2011, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Lillian (Poirier) LeBlanc. Pauline, a devout Catholic, was a member of the former Mount Carmel Church, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard. She was employed at the G.I. Plant in Sydney for two years and then with St. Agnes Convent for 25 years. Pauline enjoyed exercising at Curves and more recently at The Loop in New Waterford. She was a loving and giving person with strong faith who truly believed that family comes first. Pauline received great pleasure out of cooking for family and friends during their many gatherings. She was especially known for her baking skills and would often bake for various family events. Her kindness and love was greatly appreciated by all who knew her. Surviving are daughter, Dauphine (Michael) Campbell; grandchildren Michella, Brent and Kylee, Manitouwadge, Ont.; sister-in-law, Louise Dobbin, Dartmouth; niece, Shauna (Pat) Berrigan, Dartmouth; nephew, Steven (Jennifer) Syms, Cambridge, Ont.; cousin and best friend, Eileen Roach, New Waterford. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 12 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 Pauline will take place Monday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the Carmel Centre. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/8/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deveaux Pauline Marie Deveaux CBP 09/06/2011
Pauline Marie Deveaux   Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 08/06/2011   It is with sadness that we, the family, announce  the passing of Pauline Marie Deveaux, 71, of New  Waterford on June 8, 2011, at New Waterford  Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the  late Martin and Lillian (Poirier) LeBlanc. Pauline, a devout Catholic, was a member of the  former Mount Carmel Church, currently the Parish  Church of St. Leonard. She was employed at the G.I. Plant in Sydney for  two years and then with St. Agnes Convent for 25  years. Pauline enjoyed exercising at Curves and more  recently at The Loop in New Waterford. She was a  loving and giving person with strong faith who  truly believed that family comes first. Pauline  received great pleasure out of cooking for family  and friends during their many gatherings. She was  especially known for her baking skills and would  often bake for various family events. Her  kindness and love was greatly appreciated by all  who knew her. Surviving are daughter, Dauphine (Michael)  Campbell; grandchildren Michella, Brent and  Kylee, Manitouwadge, Ont.; sister-in-law, Louise  Dobbin, Dartmouth; niece, Shauna (Pat) Berrigan,  Dartmouth; nephew, Steven (Jennifer) Syms,  Cambridge, Ont.; cousin and best friend, Eileen  Roach, New Waterford. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be  held Sunday, June 12 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  Pauline will take place Monday, June 13 at 10  a.m. in the parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount  Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Gerald Campbell  officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel  Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the Carmel  Centre. Donations in her memory may be made to the  Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the  family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca  
6/8/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deveaux Sarah Deveaux CBP 04/06/2011
Sarah Deveaux   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 03/06/2011   It is with great sadness that we, the family  announce the passing of Sarah Jane Deveaux.  Sarah, a longtime resident of Victoria St., Glace  Bay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3,  2011, at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace  Bay surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Sarah was the daughter of the  late Patrick and Margaret (McNeil) Connolly and  was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Sarah was a beautiful lady who truly enjoyed all  the chores of raising her children in a loving  home. She also enjoyed playing cards with her  friends in 'The Happy Go Lucky Club', dancing  with her husband Dennis and laughing, but most  she will be remembered for her quick wit which  she kept until the end, her love of chocolate and  spending time with her family. Sarah will be sadly missed by her loving  children, daughters Laraine Penney, Glace Bay,  Denise (Glenn) MacDonald, Sydney; sons Alonzo,  Glace Bay, with whom she resided with for 15  years prior to her move to Victoria Haven Nursing  Home, and son David (Sharon) Calgary; 12  grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is  also survived by brothers John (Mae), Thomas  (Joan), both of Ontario; sisters Rose Stevenson,  Glace Bay, Shirley Aucoin (Andrew Chesal), New  Waterford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Sarah was predeceased by her  husband Dennis (1992); brothers Neil Thomas  'Buster', Patrick 'Chick'; son-in-law Allie  Penney and daughter-in-law Sharon Deveaux. Visitation will be held Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in  V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St.,  Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10  a.m. on Tuesday at Anne's Church, Glace Bay with  Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in  the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in  the church foyer, all are welcome. Online condolences to the Deveaux family are  available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.    
6/3/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deveaux Sarah Jane Deveaux CBP 04/06/2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Sarah Jane Deveaux. Sarah, a longtime resident of Victoria St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace Bay surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Sarah was the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (McNeil) Connolly and was a member of St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay. Sarah was a beautiful lady who truly enjoyed all the chores of raising her children in a loving home. She also enjoyed playing cards with her friends in ‘The Happy Go Lucky Club’, dancing with her husband Dennis and laughing, but most she will be remembered for her quick wit which she kept until the end, her love of chocolate and spending time with her family. Sarah will be sadly missed by her loving children, daughters Laraine Penney, Glace Bay, Denise (Glenn) MacDonald, Sydney; sons Alonzo, Glace Bay, with whom she resided with for 15 years prior to her move to Victoria Haven Nursing Home, and son David (Sharon) Calgary; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers John (Mae), Thomas (Joan), both of Ontario; sisters Rose Stevenson, Glace Bay, Shirley Aucoin (Andrew Chesal), New Waterford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Sarah was predeceased by her husband Dennis (1992); brothers Neil Thomas ‘Buster’, Patrick ‘Chick’; son-in-law Allie Penney and daughter-in-law Sharon Deveaux. Visitation will be held Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Anne’s Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church foyer, all are welcome. Online Condolences to the Deveaux family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/3/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Devison Mae Devison CBP 11/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a beautiful lady, Mae Devison, a lifelong resident of Georges River. At the age of 102, she passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 27, 1909, in Georges River, Mae was the daughter of the late Hector and Annie (Day) Devison. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or. She worked as a housekeeper for many years for parishes throughout Nova Scotia, St. Patrick’s, Lochaber, N.S., St. Joseph’s, Bras d’Or, St. Joseph’s, Reserve Mines, St. Margaret’s, Grand Mira, and from where she retired St. Michael’s, Baddeck. Mae was a kind, loving person, who was always grateful for anything that was done for her. There was always a heartfelt thank you with a big bright smile. Visitors were always welcomed and never left without a cup of tea and a lunch. She had a strong devotion to the Rosary and was always ready to say a prayer for anyone who asked or needed one. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mae is survived by her sister-in-law, Helen (Hector) Devison of Louisbourg; by four nephews and eight nieces, many grandnephews and grandnieces. As well, she is survived by her special grandnephew, Stephen O’Brian, and her special niece and goddaughter, Mae MacNeil. Besides her parents, Mae was predeceased by sisters, Isabelle (Allan) Morrison, Glace Bay, Ellen ‘Nellie’ Devison, Georges River, Margaret (Bryan) Kiernan, Georges River, brothers, Mark, Leo, Andrew, Cleve, all of Georges River, Hector of Louisbourg. Visitation for Mae will be held from 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 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Bras d’Or. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
10/8/2011 Georges River, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 27th, 1909
Devoe Mary Devoe CBP 11/11/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Devoe at the Northside General Hospital on Nov. 9, 2011. Mary was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Sydney Mines. She was a daughter of the late George and Janet (Guy) Collier. Mary resided all of her life in Sydney Mines surrounded by her children and loved ones. Mary was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and was cherished by all who knew her. Sustained by her constant faith, she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years. An active member of her community, Mary was involved in Home and School, TOPS, The Memory Lane Fun Band, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Sydney Mines Pensioners and Senior Citizens Club. Music was a great love of her life and visitors would be entertained by a selection or two on her piano, keyboard, melodica, accordion, tambourine, or even the spoons. A visitor could also enjoy her dancing puppet characters that she brought to life, or even her own step-dancing. Mary was also famous for her generosity and many acts of kindness; no one left her home hungry, nor empty-handed. Left to mourn her loss are her loving husband, Walter; children, Geraldine (George) Walker, Sydney Mines, Helen (Mike) Woroby, Kelowna, B.C., Michael (Sally) McKenna, Sydney Mines, Blaise (Donna) McKenna, Grande Prairie, Alta.; son-in-law, Roland Randle, Chateauguay, Que. and daughter-in-law Barbara McKenna, Saint John, N.B. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Scott, Joyce, Joe, Trevor, Todd, Chris, Wade, Lisa, Judah, Luke, Danielle, Aaron, Andrew, Michael, Eoin, Tara, Shannon, Tara J., Katie, Ryan, Devon, and Melissa; her many great-grandchildren; and extended family members. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Janet Anderson, Sydney Mines, and Lorraine Young, North Sydney. She will also be missed by Walter’s children, Gerard, Patricia (Bob) Devoe, Colin (Margaret), Blair, Diane (John) Popovich, Michelle (Louis) Ferguson and Lynn Devoe, as well as his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Frank McKenna, sons, Louis Adrian and Frank, daughter, Ann Marie, brothers, George ‘Bun’ (Florence) Collier and Bill (Jenny) Collier, brothers-in-law, Angus Anderson and Harvey Young and seven step-children. A memorial mass to celebrate Mary’s life will be held 10 a.m., Nov. 12 at St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines. A reception and a time of fellowship with the family will be held in the parish hall following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to support the Frank McKenna Little League Baseball Tournament. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. As we bid you farewell, “Ma”, we have the faith you bestowed in all of us to know you are “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”
11/9/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dickie James Allister Dickie CBP 27/10/2011
James Allister Dickie passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Survived by his wife, Marian (Bourinot); son, James; daughters, Mary, Carol; one sister; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son, William 'Bill'; daughters, Beverley and Allyson and two sisters. No visitation or funeral. Private family committal service in Little Narrows Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
10/25/2011
Dillon Eldridge 'Eldie' Arthur Dillon CBP 03/10/2011
Eldridge 'Eldie' Arthur Dillon, passed away peacefully Sept. 30, 2011, at Queen’s General Hospital, Liverpool, N.S. Born Jan. 17, 1915 at Round Island, Cape Breton, Eldie was a son of the late Arthur and Janie (Philips) Dillon. Eldie graduated in 1939 from Acadia University with a B.Sc. and an engineering certificate. At Acadia he was awarded the Mounce Medal, which was given yearly to the engineering student with the highest aggregate in related subjects. He graduated in 1941 from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) with a bachelor of engineering in electrical engineering. At TUNS he was awarded the medal for the graduating student who was outstanding in leadership, scholarship and personality. In 1941 Eldie married Marjorie (Midge) Watts, a Mount Allison music graduate and moved to Toronto to accept a position with the CGE as a test engineer. In 1943 he joined the RCNVR following which he was appointed to oversee the manufacturing and testing of electrical apparatus for the RCN and the RN. After he was demobilized in 1945 Eldie joined the English Electric Company as assistant engineer in their Transformer Design Division. In 1952, he joined Pioneer Electric who chose him to build and manage a division in Alberta. In 1960, when the company was bought by Federal Electric, U.S.A. he was transferred to the head office in Winnipeg where he became chief engineer of the western divisions. In 1964 he was made director of research and development and later co-ordinator of inter-plant engineering. Eldie was a member of the EIC, the AIEE and the Fort Gary Rotary Club of which he was president for 1968/69. In 1977 Eldie retired, moved from Winnipeg to Bridgewater, and married Ethel MacDonald, a former social worker and friend from pre-university days. They joined the Bridgewater United Church where Eldie served on the board of stewards. Always an active volunteer, Eldie was a founding member of the Bluenose Golden Kiwanis Club. He had many interests and was a barber-shopper, ukulele player, curler and golfer. He was a member of the “Fabulous Foursome,” a group of senior golfers said to be the oldest active players in Canada. Eldie is survived by his wife, Ethel; stepchildren, Susan MacDonald and her husband Vaughn Perrin, Dartmouth, James MacDonald and his wife Moira, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Leah and Ceilagh; sisters, Ethel Nicol of Glace Bay and Kathleen Mikkelsen of Marion Bridge. He was predeceased by his first wife, Midge, son, Ronald, daughter, Norma, sisters, Anne, Bertha, Jean and brothers, Wilfred, Louie, Leslie and Ira. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Bridgewater United Church with Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. In Eldie’s memory, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Bridgewater United Church or the charity of your choice. Family flowers only please. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.
9/23/2011 Round Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 17th, 1915
Dixon Evangeline Margaret Dixon CBP 09/05/2011
Evangeline Margaret Dixon - 83 yrs, South Harbour - It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Evangeline Margaret Dixon, 83 yrs, of South Harbour, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Highland Manor, Neils Harbour. Born in South Harbour, Victoria County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Annie Effie (Dunphy) Petrie. Evangeline was a great homemaker and a member of St. Joseph's parish and a life time member of St. Joseph's CWL. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 66 years, Thomas Dixon, children, Evelyn Dixon, Calvin (Karen) Dixon, Leonard (Irene) Dixon, Deborah (Melvin) Burton, Jean (Lawrence) Walsh, Nina (Richard) Connors, grandson, James (Cheryl) Dixon, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and sister Mary Boudreau. Besides her paarents, Evangeline was predeceased by her sisters, Viola Ingraham, Susie Fricker and Theresa Chiasson. Visitation for the late Evangeline Dixon will be 2-4 &amp 7-9 pm on Monday, May 9, 2011, in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall. Funeral Mass will be at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dingwall. Donations in Evangeline's memory may be made to the Highland Manor or the palliative care unit at the Buchanan memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.twcurry.com
5/7/2011 South Harbour, Victoria Co.
Dolhanty Brian Gerard Dolhanty CBP 06/09/2011
Brian Gerard Dolhanty, 68, of Florence passed away Sept. 3, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret (Ross) Dolhanty. He is survived by his brothers, Reg (Rosalie) and Frank ‘Duke’ (Esther); sister-in-law, Yvonne; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Steve, sisters, Rosalind and Dorothy, and his special nephew, Darin. Brian was employed for many years on the Great Lakes and was an avid horse racing fan. Special thanks is extended to Dr. Pat O’Grady and Sandra Boutillier for their care of Brian. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bras d’Or. A reception will follow in the Florence Legion. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expresssions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/3/2011 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dolhanty Stephen Benjamin Dolhanty CBP 02/08/2011
Stephen Benjamin Dolhanty, 74, of Westmount, formerly of Florence, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Stephen B. and Margaret (Ross) Dolhanty. He is survived by his wife, the former Yvonne (Gouthro); daughters, Susan, Dartmouth; Allison (Adam), Sydney; sons, Paul (Shauna), Curtis (Valerie), both of Sydney; three brothers, Reggie (Rosalie), Florence, Francis ‘Duke’ (Esther), Sydney Mines, Brian, Florence; seven grandchildren, Krista, Leah, Will, Craig, Lindsay, Avery and Olivia. He was predeceased by a sister, Rosalind. There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Dolhanty. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Holy Rosary Church with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
7/31/2011 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dollimount Olive Dollimount CBP 22/01/2011
Olive Dollimount

Born in: Francois, Newfoundland, Canada Born on: 18/08/1928

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 20/01/2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Olive Dollimount at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Olive was born at Francois, Nfld., where she resided until moving to Louisbourg in 1952. She worked for many years at the National Sea Products, and was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church. Olive was a life member of the ACW, a past Provincial Worshipful Mistress of True Blue, a faithful member of the LOBA and a member of the Crystal Chapter of the LOA. Olive was also a member of the choir for many years. Olive is survived by her children, Clyde and David, both of Louisbourg, Keith (Audrey), Betty (Mark) Steylen, both of Sydney, Wade, Vancouver as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Benjamin and Catherine Skinner, she was predeceased by husband, Raymond Sr. sons, Raymond Jr. and Gilbert. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…

1/20/2011 Francois, NFLD on 18/8/1928
Dominey Mary (MacIntyre) Dominey CBP 26/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce that a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away in the An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Born in Louisbourg, Aug. 2, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Sarah (MacLean) MacIntyre. She was employed at the National Sea Products fish plant in Louisbourg as a fish packer for 17 years retiring in 1987. Mary was a member of the First United Church, Louisbourg and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 for 53 years. Mary is survived by her daughters, Sandra at home, Darlene (Albert) Leahy, Louisbourg; grandchildren, John, Marla, Scott, Jody, Simon and Alyssa; eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Arthur H. Dominey (2006); son, Arthur J. Dominey (2010); brother, Malcolm MacIntyre (1994) and sister, Christie Kirby (2006). She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, for the care and compassion shown towards our mother. By her request, cremation has taken place and there is no visitation. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at First United Church, Louisbourg with Rev. Matthew Fillier officiating. Interment to follow in Willow Grove Cemetery, Louisbourg. Donations may be made to the An Cala Unit, CBRH. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
10/24/2011 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 2nd, 1924
Donato Violet Donato CBP 13/05/2011
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of a dear, sweet wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Violet Donato, on May 11, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Glace Bay on April 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Jemimah (MacKeigan) Lynk and stepfather, Jimmy Boyd. She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Our mother was a wonderful, loving person who touched everyone she met. She was in different clubs and organizations, but the best thing she did in life was that of a good mother. Mom enjoyed every Christmas with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always made it special. Everyone loved Christmas at Nanny Oly’s. Violet is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank Donato; and her five children, Judy (Aubrey), Sis, Joe (Joanne), Frankie (Sue) and Jake. She also had seven grandchildren, Harold, Vance, Judy, Jimmy, Tanya, Robin and Tara; and eight great-grandchildren, who all loved their Nan very much. She is also survived by one sister, Emma Krvzanowski, St. Catharines; a brother, Danny Boyd (Patsy), London, Ont.; and many special nieces and nephews who were very close to her. Besides her parents, Violet was predeceased by her grandson, Josh Donato, sisters, Lee Blackie and Henrietta and brothers Bob, Billy, Colin, Fred, Jake and Jim. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Doug Kohlsmith for not only taking care of our Mom’s health needs for a number of years, but for always treating her with dignity and compassion. A special thanks to the nurses on 5th floor at the Northside General for looking after our Mom’s needs with such kindness and professionalism, and to all staff who helped our family at our time of need. Thank you to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home for their help to make things easier. There will be no visitation. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion, sacrifice and pain, It is endless, unselfish and enduring. Thanks for being our Mom. We Love You!
5/11/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 21st, 1926
Donato Violet 'Oly' Donato CBP 13/05/2011
Violet 'Oly' Donato   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 21/04/1926   Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 11/05/2011   It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death  of a dear, sweet wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,  Violet Donato, on May 11, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Glace Bay on April 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late  Alex and Jemimah (MacKeigan) Lynk and stepfather, Jimmy Boyd. She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Our mother was a wonderful, loving person who touched everyone she  met. She was in different clubs and organizations, but the best thing  she did in life was that of a good mother. Mom enjoyed every Christmas with her grandchildren and  great-grandchildren. She always made it special. Everyone loved  Christmas at Nanny Oly's. Violet is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank Donato; and her  five children, Judy (Aubrey), Sis, Joe (Joanne), Frankie (Sue) and  Jake. She also had seven grandchildren, Harold, Vance, Judy, Jimmy,  Tanya, Robin and Tara; and eight great-grandchildren, who all loved  their Nan very much. She is also survived by one sister, Emma Krvzanowski, St. Catharines;  a brother, Danny Boyd (Patsy), London, Ont.; and many special nieces  and nephews who were very close to her. Besides her parents, Violet was predeceased by her grandson, Josh  Donato, sisters, Lee Blackie and Henrietta and brothers Bob, Billy,  Colin, Fred, Jake and Jim. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Doug Kohlsmith for not only taking care of  our Mom's health needs for a number of years, but for always treating  her with dignity and compassion. A special thanks to the nurses on  5th floor at the Northside General for looking after our Mom's needs  with such kindness and professionalism, and to all staff who helped  our family at our time of need. Thank you to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home  for their help to make things easier. There will be no visitation. A private family burial will take place  at a later date. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at  jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. A Mother's love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion, sacrifice and pain, It is endless, unselfish and enduring. Thanks for being our Mom. We Love You!  
5/11/2011 Glace Bay, on: 21/04/1926
Donkin Mary 'Marie' (McLellan) Donkin CBP 10/01/2011
Mary 'Marie' (McLellan) Donkin

Born in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 08/05/1925

Passed away in: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 08/01/2010

It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Marie Donkin, 85, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at he Georgetown Health Centre in Georgetown, Ont., with her loving family by her side. Born and raised in New Waterford, she was the eldest daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret 'Maggie' (Wadden) McLellan. Like so many others at that time, Marie moved to Toronto at a young age to get her start in life. She found the man of her dreams and they raised four beautiful daughters and all that life had to offer. She always enjoyed coming back home to New Waterford with her family to visit family and friends. Marie's door was always open to family and friends, and no one got away without her filling you up with one her hearty meals. Left to mourn her passing are her loving daughters, Betty Lou (Terry) Askin, Beverly (Ralph) Tripp, Lenore (Kaz) Wesierski, Diana (Peter) Guzicwicz, all of Toronto sisters, Delores (Bill) O'Neill, Toronto, Theresa Corbett, New Waterford brothers, Freddy, Toronto, John 'Doughboy' (Lorraine), Leonard (Judy), Dan Hughie (Dianne), all of New Waterford 10 grandchildren four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Len Donkin, brothers, Gordie and Joey. A private family service will be held in Toronto with interment following in the Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Online condolences can be made at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

1/8/2010 New Waterford on 8/5/1925
Donovan Ainsley Danielle Donovan CBP 06/10/2011
We regret to announce the passing of Ainsley Danielle Donovan, 16, of Ingonish Beach on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. She was born in Sydney, March 24, 1995. She was a member of St. Peter’s parish, Ingonish. She was a grade 11 student at Cabot High School in Neils Harbour. She was an avid basketball and soccer player, and she loved to ski at Cape Smokey. Ainsley will be sadly missed by her mother, Amanda Donovan; stepfather, Michael Barron; sister, Peyton Barron; brother, Grayson Barron and her extended family, Marjorie MacKinnon; sister, Chloe MacKinnon; father, Frank LaRusic and her brother, Tyler. Also left to mourn are her grandparents, Winston Donovan (Audrey Donovan, step-grandmother), Rosemary LaRusic, John LaRusic and great-grandparents, Marge Doucette, Beatrice Donovan and Max Royal and her list of friends, which would be pages upon pages long. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Leigh Donovan and her great-grandfather, Leroy Doucette. Anybody who knew Ainsley knows she was quick and abrupt and to the point. If you didn’t like it, lump it. Visitation for Ainsley Donovan will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in St. Peter’s Glebe House, Ingonish, from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/2/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 24th, 1995
Donovan Mary Elizabeth Donovan CBP 08/12/2011
It is with sadness, that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Mary Elizabeth Donovan. Mom passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital, with her family by her side. Born May 1, 1922, in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of Belgian immigrants, Julian and Marie (Coenen) Caume. Mom and dad married in 1943 and upon returning to Cape Breton after the war years, made their home in Glace Bay where they raised their family. Mom worked as a ward clerk at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Glace Bay. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed travelling; she especially enjoyed her trips to Ontario and her visit to Belgium to celebrate her 80th birthday. She was a member of St. Anne’s parish and took great delight in belonging to St. Anne’s CWL and Seniors Outreach Program. She was a past member of MacDougall’s Girls Pipe Band ladies auxiliary. Mary will be sadly missed by children, Marilyn (Will) Santin, Patricia (Rick) DellaVella and Maria (Dave) Cherevaty, all of Ontario, Byron (Ginny), Truro, Terry (Irene), Georges River, Brenda (Barry) Donahue and Alan (Danette), both of Glace Bay. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. As well as her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Herb Donovan (1996), brother, Raymond Caume and sisters, Mariette Thomas, Louise Dumont, Juliette MacDonald, Hortense Campbell, Antoinette MacDonald and Alice in infancy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation will take place in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church foyer. Interment will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. As an expression of sympathy for Mary, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Cancer Centre, Sydney or a charity of your choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/6/2011 Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 1st, 1922
Donovan Traynor Joseph Donovan CBP 20/04/2011
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Traynor Joseph Donovan at his home in Glace Bay on Monday, April 18, 2011. Born in Ingonish, Traynor was the son of the late Florence Beatrice Doyle and Thomas James Donovan. Traynor’s mother passed away when he was only five years of age. Traynor and his siblings were then cared for by his grandparents, Joseph Doyle and Margaret (Young) Doyle who he was very close to. Later to prevent the children from going to foster homes, Traynor’s half brother, Duncan Donovan and Traynor’s aunt, Frances Cooke, who lived in Sydney, where Duncan was a fulltime employee of the Sydney Steel Plant, moved back to Ingonish to raise the children and keep the family unit together. Traynor became particularly close to his half brother and aunt, Frances. Left to mourn are his sons, Traynor (Valerie), Oromocto, Donnie (Janice), Glace Bay; daughters, Anne (Simon), Glace Bay, Mary (Clifford) Desveaux, Glace Bay. Also surviving are his treasured grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Emily, Evan, Robbie, Brandon, Patrick, T.J., Brian and Wayne; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, T.J., Owen, Charlotte and Tyson; brother, Leo, Ingonish and many nieces and nephews. Traynor was predeceased by the love of his life, wife, Anne (Keylor), who he adored, and a son, Thomas. Traynor was also predeceased by brothers, Earl, Isadore and sisters, Irene and Theresa. Traynor left Ingonish at the age of 14. He arrived in Sydney working odd jobs. As he grew older, he worked as a crane operator at the Sydney Steel Plant. In the mid 1950s, he became manager of Scotts Hardware in Ashby where he met his longtime best friend, Joe Waye. Together they started the country and western band, the T.R. Ranch Boys that ruled the radio and TV airways for 10 years in the 1950s & 60s. Traynor was hired by CJCB TV in 1966 which later became ATV & CTV until he retired after 25 years of service in 1991. One of Traynor’s biggest thrills was meeting and becoming friends for over 40 years with his boyhood music idol, Hank Snow. Traynor was often referred to as Cape Breton’s own version of Hank Snow and was widely known as a pioneer in music in Cape Breton. In 1996 the T.R. Ranch Boys won an ECMA for pioneers in country music. However, the most important part of Traynor’s life was that of a family man. He always put family first, especially his beloved wife of 53 years, Anne, who he adored. Traynor was a man of deep faith and although he loved and lived life to the fullest his strongest love was to be one day be reunited with his beloved wife, Anne. He will be sadly missed by family and friends and as Traynor would always quote a Hank Snow song, “I’m movin on”. Visitation for Traynor Donovan will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, 5-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, April 25 at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Bill Rankin officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will take place in the church foyer, all are welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations in Traynor’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences to the Donovan family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
4/18/2011 Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Donovan Traynor Joseph Donovan CBP 20/04/2011
Traynor Joseph Donovan

Born In: Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 18/04/2011

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Traynor Joseph Donovan at his home in Glace Bay on Monday, April 18, 2011. Born in Ingonish, Traynor was the son of the late Florence Beatrice Doyle and Thomas James Donovan. Traynor's mother passed away when he was only five years of age. Traynor and his siblings were then cared for by his grandparents, Joseph Doyle and Margaret (Young) Doyle who he was very close to. Later to prevent the children from going to foster homes, Traynor's half brother, Duncan Donovan and Traynor's aunt, Frances Cooke, who lived in Sydney, where Duncan was a fulltime employee of the Sydney Steel Plant, moved back to Ingonish to raise the children and keep the family unit together. Traynor became particularly close to his half brother and aunt, Frances. Left to mourn are his sons, Traynor (Valerie), Oromocto, Donnie (Janice), Glace Bay daughters, Anne (Simon), Glace Bay, Mary (Clifford) Desveaux, Glace Bay. Also surviving are his treasured grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Emily, Evan, Robbie, Brandon, Patrick, T.J., Brian and Wayne great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, T.J., Owen, Charlotte and Tyson and many nieces and nephews. Traynor was predeceased by the love of his life, wife, Anne (Keylor), who he adored, and a son, Thomas. Traynor was also predeceased by brothers, Earl, Isadore and sisters, Irene and Theresa. Traynor left Ingonish at the age of 14. He arrived in Sydney working odd jobs. As he grew older, he worked as a crane operator at the Sydney Steel Plant. In the mid 1950s, he became manager of Scotts Hardware in Ashby where he met his longtime best friend, Joe Waye. Together they started the country and western band, the T.R. Ranch Boys that ruled the radio and TV airways for 10 years in the 1950s & 60s. Traynor was hired by CJCB TV in 1966 which later became ATV & CTV until he retired after 25 years of service in 1991. One of Traynor's biggest thrills was meeting and becoming friends for over 40 years with his boyhood music idol, Hank Snow. Traynor was often referred to as Cape Breton's own version of Hank Snow and was widely known as a pioneer in music in Cape Breton. In 1996 the T.R. Ranch Boys won an ECMA for pioneers in country music. However, the most important part of Traynor's life was that of a family man. He always put family first, especially his beloved wife of 53 years, Anne, who he adored. Traynor was a man of deep faith and although he loved and lived life to the fullest his strongest love was to be one day be reunited with his beloved wife, Anne. He will be sadly missed by family and friends and as Traynor would always quote a Hank Snow song, "I'm movin on". Visitation for Traynor Donovan will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, 5-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, April 25 at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Bill Rankin officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will take place in the church foyer, all are welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations in Traynor's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Donovan family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca

Cape Breton Post April 21, 2011:

Traynor Joseph Donovan

Glace Bay

Traynor Donovan, who passed away April 18, 2011, at his residence is also survived by a brother, Leo, Ingonish.

Visitation for Traynor will be held Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 5-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay.

Traynor's full obituary may be viewed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

4/18/2011 Ingonish
D'Orsay Beatrice Mary D'Orsay CBP 01/11/2011
Beatrice Mary D’Orsay, 92, formerly of Sydney Mines, but also lived in Springhill, Boularderie, Halifax, and Sydney River, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2011, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney. Born in 1919 in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie (Finney) Evans. After many years working in the jewelry department of Woolco Department Store, both in Sydney River and Halifax, Bea retired to Boulardarie where she and her husband, John, spent many happy years. She treasured her family and particularly enjoyed time spent at family gatherings. Bea is survived by her children, Glen D’Orsay, Coxheath, Jack (Linda) D’Orsay, Coxheath, Elizabeth (Ken) Ferguson, Springhill, Lorne (Louise) D’Orsay, Boulardarie, and Cathy (Mike) Devine, Debert; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Loraine Evans, Windsor, Ont. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, John, brothers, Jim (Bernie), Bill (Bea) and David Evans and daughter-in-law, Barb D’Orsay. Visitation for the late Mrs. D’Orsay will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, from Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, from Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Donations in Bea’s memory may be made to the Trinity Anglican Church. Online Condolences to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
10/30/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dort George Dort CBP 21/04/2011
George Dort passed away at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. A native of Guysborough, George was the son of the late Harriett and Levi Dort. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (MacAulay); son, John (Carrie); brother-in-law, John MacAulay; sister-in law, Virginia Grady (Robert) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by loving daughter, Pamela and sister-in-law, Margaret MacAulay. George was the last surviving member of his family. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
4/19/2011 Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dort George Dort CBP 21/04/2011
George Dort

Born In: Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 19/04/2011

George Dort passed away at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. A native of Guysborough, George was the son of the late Harriett and Levi Dort. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (MacAulay) son, John (Carrie) brother-in-law, John MacAulay sister-in law, Virginia Grady (Robert) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by loving daughter, Pamela and sister-in-law, Margaret MacAulay. George was the last surviving member of his family. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

4/19/2011 Guysborough, NS
Doucette Mary Patricia Doucette CBP 18/04/2011
Mary Patricia Doucette

Passed Away In: Bridgeport/Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 27/03/2011

Mary Doucette, 60, formerly of Bridgeport, and a resident of Glace Bay who passed away March 27, 2011, will have visitation 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. Interment will held in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Mary's full obituary may be viewed by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

3/27/2011
Doucette Raymond Gregory Doucette CBP 21/12/2011
Raymond Gregory Doucette, 76 of 312 Esplanade, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at his residence. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Vincent) Doucette. He was a member of Sacred Heart and St. Ann, Membertou parishes. He was a longtime 3rd degree member of the KOC Council 1060. Ray was well known for many years as a photographer having owned and operated Raytel Photograhphy in Sydney. A devoted Catholic, Ray was involved in both his Membertou and Sydney communities, especially the Membertou Elders and Membertou 55 + Club. He is survived by a nephew Raymond Doucette of Membertou and numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by three sisters in infancy and two brothers, Roy and Douglas. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
12/18/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Douglas Stewart Douglas CBP 30/06/2011
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Stewart Douglas. He passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 29, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. A true Cape Bretoner, Stewart was kind to all and had an amazing memory and quick wit. He loved long walks, good books, great poetry, writing, all things athletic, dogs and the association of good friends. His one true love was Susan Weldon. He drove taxi for 20 years until he was robbed at knife point, which led to his early retirement. He attended Colby and Woodland schools in Sydney. He later graduated from Upland High School, California in 1970. In 1975 he graduated from Sharon School of Broadcasting. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Jean (Stewart) Dodson and is survived by four siblings, Heather (Dodson) Thunell, Salt Lake City, Utah, John Dodson, Ottawa, Ont., Shauna (Dodson) Miller, Hayden Lake, Idaho and Don Dodson, Portland, Oregon. He will also be missed by his 14 nieces and nephews and his good friend and roommate, Jim McKay. Our special thanks is extended to the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. We also express great appreciation to Dr. Ritter and Sharon Atha for their compassion and dedicated care of Stewart in his final hours. A roast/wake was held at Chant's Funeral Home, Friday July 1st 19:00 - 21:00. A service will also be held on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Chant's at 14:00 to which friends and family would be most welcome. "Til we meet again Stewart".
6/29/2011
Dove Beverly Ann Dove CBP 15/12/2011
On Dec. 12, 2011, Beverly Ann Dove passed away in the C.C.U. at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Westville, N.S., on Feb. 17, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy (O’Connell) Chabassol. Beverly was born in Westville, but she moved to the Northside at a young age. She was a very private person who had a great love for animals, flowers, reading and lazing in her pool. Beverly will be sadly missed by her sister, Rosemary Davis, Calgary; her dear friend, Bruno MacKinnon, and all her relatives on both sides. Besides her parents, Bev was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Dove, and a brother, David. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society, or a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
12/12/2011 Westville, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 17th, 1941
Drakes Reuben Drakes CBP 08/04/2011
We regret to announce the passing of our dear father, brother and friend, Reuben Drakes, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, and formerly of Clifford Street, North Sydney. Reuben died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., he was the son of the late Onslow and Annie Drakes. Reuben worked aboard Marine Atlantic vessels for most of his life, retiring in 1989. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Marine. He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Compton, Twillingate, N.L.; two grandchildren, Scott and Renee; his brothers, Norman Drakes, Grand Bank, N.L., and Onslow, of Ontario; several nieces and nephews; as well as his close friends and caregivers, Austin and Sheila Pyke. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet (Rose) Drakes and his sister, Frances. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. from the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
4/6/2011 Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Canada
Duff Gordie Duff CBP 25/05/2011
Gordie Duff   Passed Away In: England, United Kingdom Passed Away On: 11/05/2011   A memorial service for the late Gordie Duff, who passed away on May  11, 2011, will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday, May 27 at  11 a.m. with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.    
5/11/2011
Duff Gordon 'Gordie' Duff CBP 14/05/2011
Gordon 'Gordie' Duff   Born In: North Sheilds, England, United Kingdom Born On: 08/10/1932   Passed Away In: England, United Kingdom Passed Away On: 11/05/2011   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father  on May 11, 2011. He was born in North Sheilds, England to the late John and Sarah Duff. Gordie is survived by his son, Brent (Linda) Duff; daughter, Dena  (Rickey) Chisholm; grandchildren, Daniel and Sarah; brothers, John,  Jimmy; his second wife, Joyce; stepson, John (Denise) Moor and  several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 49  years, Rosie (Keough) Duff; sister, Sadie and brother, Stewart. Gordie was employed at the Holy Redeemer parish for many years. He  will always be remembered for his willingness to donate his time and  handy work to many fundraising efforts in his community. Many people  will remember Gordie for his work at the parish center, especially  the nights of floor hockey and weddings. Cremation will be taking place and a memorial service will be held at  a later date. Donations maybe made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.  
5/11/2011 North Sheilds, England, United Kingdom On: 08/10/1932
Dunphy Frances Dunphy CBP 13/06/2011
Frances Dunphy, a 20-year resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at the Manor on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Annie Gouthreau of North Sydney. She is survived by her son, Joe Fougere, Edmonton; and her daughter, Pauline; granddaughters, Joelle Fougere and Jennifer Nolan; two great-granddaughters, Taya and Marve Nolan, all in Edmonton. Also surviving are her extended family at Miners Memorial, especially Cathy Ann Forrest. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Fougere, her second husband, Chester Dunphy, brothers, Sylvester, Edgar, Leo, Blowers and Russell. There will be a private visitation and service in Francis Funeral Home, today (Monday) beginning at 2 p.m. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
6/11/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dunphy Sylvester Dunphy CBP 05/12/2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Sylvester Dunphy, aged 86, announce his passing on Dec. 3, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by three generations of his family. Sylvester was born May 22, 1925. He spent many years on the ocean delivering fuel and supplies to lighthouses around the province, as a crewman on various tugboats, and as co-captain of the schooner Lillian Clark with his brother Percy. He also spent time as a lobster fisherman when the price of a licence was 25 cents. During the Second World War, he served overseas, achieving the rank of Sergeant. In 1954, he began working for Parks Canada, retiring in 1981 after 27 years of service. His retirement years were filled with long walks, wood carving, playing cards, and time spent with family. Sylvester is survived by his loving wife, Agnes (Barron) to whom he was married for 62 wonderful years; by his children, Valerie (Ian) Inglis, Ontario, Greg (Joanne), British Columbia, Mike (Dianne), Ingonish, Cathy (Mark), Alberta, Mary (Ricky) Fraser, Dingwall; his 13 grandchildren (his pride and joy) Candace, Jamie, Malcolm, Michael, Stephen, Angela, Sara, Hailey, Stephanie, Jonathan, Clayton, Jillian, Hannah; and one very special great-grandson, Landon. He is also survived by his sister, Nora Young, Ingonish Beach; stepsister, Barbara (Bobby) Reinhart, Ontario; and his brothers, Percy, Florence, Angus, Ontario, Bart (Lenora), Ingonish Beach. Sylvester was predeceased by his father, William, mother, Christine (Hines), stepmother, Dorothy (Daisley), brothers, Chester and Cecil, sister, Edna Cooke, sisters-in-law, Sadie (Donovan) Dunphy, Amelia (Robinson) Dunphy, Sandy (MacVicar) Dunphy, brothers-in-law, Charlie Cooke and Jim Young. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at St. Peter’s Parish, Ingonish, Fr. Dan MacDonald will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Sylvester’s memory may be made to the Buchanan Memorial Hospital. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. Dad was a kind, gentle soul who always put his family first; he has set sail for his final resting place into the arms of Our Lord.
12/3/2011 Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 22nd, 1925
Dyer Bridgette 'Bride' Dyer CBP 24/01/2011
Bridgette 'Bride' Dyer

Born in: Bishop Fall's, Newfoundland, Canada Born on: 04/05/1943

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 21/01/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bride Dyer on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bishop Falls, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Florence Graham. Bride was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Sydney. She enjoyed playing darts and video games, reading, camping, and listening to music. Bridgette is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Gordon her children, Arlene (Tom), David (Lynn), Randy (Shelley), Gary and Kenneth, all of Sydney, four wonderful grandchildren, Carissa, Laura Beth, Jake and Brandon. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Pierre (Barry), Codroy Valley, N.L. brother, Reg (Mary) Colbourne, Sydney dear friend and sister-in-law, Delores Graham, as well as several nieces, nephews and close friend, Bev Sollazzo. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Nellie Graham MacDonald and brothers, Jim and Sam Graham. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the United Pentecostal Church, Sydney with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. Reception to follow at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home reception area. The family would like to send a special thanks to longtime family physician, Dr. Greg Myatt, thank you to the doctors, Dr. Ritter and Dr. Gowan, the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit, especially, Sharon Barron and the VON, for all their support, compassion and going the distance for Bride, we truly appreciated it. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/21/2011 Bishop Falls, NFLD on 4/5/1943
Dykes Margaret 'Peggy' Dykes CBP 28/05/2011
Margaret 'Peggy' Dykes   Passed Away In: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Passed Away On: 17/05/2011   Margaret passed away May 17, 2011 in Victoria, B.C. She was born in her family home at Munro's Point,  Cape Breton to Captain Angus and Mary Carmichael.  At a young age she often travelled with her  family on her father's schooner 'The Ambition'.  Her sea-faring family and Scottish heritage  influenced her long and well-lived life. In 1937  Margaret graduated from Normal College in Truro,  N.S. She was a highly regarded school teacher  who, during the war, changed careers and worked  as an inventory clerk at the Halifax dockyards.  There she met and married Lt. Cmdr. Randle Dykes.  They settled in Baddeck, N.S. where they raised  their three children, Heather (Lloyd) MacInnes,  John (Margot) and Randle (Patty). Margaret moved to Victoria, B.C. with her husband  and sons in 1964 when Randle became captain of  the weathership CCGS St. Catharines. Her husband, Capt. Dykes passed away in 1999.  Margaret was also predeceased by her sister,  Muriel Bethune; brothers, Hector and Donald  Carmichael and a great-grandson, Noah. Left to mourn her loss are her three children,  her grandchildren, Lloyd Michael (Trina), Megan  (David) MacInnes, Meadow, Allan and David (Cori)  Dykes. Also missing Margaret will be six  great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and her  brother-in-law, Normie Bethune. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Ann's  Bay United Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31,  2011. Donations in her memory can be made to the  Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Ann's Bay  United Church  
5/17/2011 Munro’s Point, CB
Eaves Hazel Margaret (Gosbee) Eaves CBP 09/06/2011
Hazel Margaret (Gosbee) Eaves   Back to Cape Breton Post   Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Watertown, Massachusetts, United States Passed Away On: 03/06/2011   Hazel Eaves, 93, of Watertown, Mass., and  formerly of New Waterford, passed away Friday,  June 3, 2011, in the Wingate of Brighton Nursing  and Rehabilitation Center, Boston, after a long  illness. Mrs. Eaves, a daughter of the late John J. and  Elizabeth (Munroe) Gosbee, was born in New  Waterford, N.S. She grew up and received her education in New  Waterford and has lived in Watertown, Mass.,  since 1963. She was the beloved wife of the late John R.  Eaves, Sr.; devoted mother of Leona F. Pooley and  her husband David, Cincinnati, Ohio, John R., Jr.  and his wife Lucy, Watertown, Mass., and the late  Thomas A. Eaves, who died Nov. 30, 2010; dear  sister of the late Beatrice Hall, Alonzo Gosbee  and Percy Gosbee; and loving grandmother of David  Pooley and his wife Debra, John Pooley and  Michael Pooley. She is also survived by nephew,  Raymond (Cecilia) Gosbee, River Ryan; nieces,  Ruth Burchell, New Victoria, Elizabeth (William)  Porquet, New Waterford, Margaret Sweet, Marjorie  (David) Patry, both of Maine. Visitation will be held Friday, June 10 from 2-4  and 7-9 p.m. with her son, Thomas, at V.J.  McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New  Waterford. Funeral service will take place  Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United  Church with Rev, Nancy Whitney-Latham  officiating. Hazel's remains will be taken to the  church at noon on Saturday. Burial will follow  the funeral service in Forest Haven Memorial  Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the  family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.  
6/3/2011 New Waterford
Eaves Thomas Alonzo Eaves CBP 09/06/2011
Thomas Alonzo Eaves   Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Passed Away On: 30/11/2010   Thomas Alonzo Eaves, 60, a resident of Watertown,  for a good part of his life, died Tuesday  morning, Nov. 30, 2010, in the Mount Auburn  Hospital, Cambridge, after a sudden illness. He was born in New Waterford, N.S., and his  family moved to Watertown, Mass., when he was 14  years old. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and  had worked as a stock clerk for several  businesses in the area. Mr. Eaves was a member of the Fraternal Order of  Eagles, Pequossette Aerie 1928, in Watertown. He was a the beloved son of the late Hazel M.  (Gosbee) Eaves and John R. Eaves, Sr.; brother of  Leona F. Pooley and her husband David Pooley,  Cincinnati, Ohio, and John R. Eaves, Jr. and his  wife Lucy M. Eaves, Watertown; and uncle of David  (Debra) Pooley, John Pooley and Michael Pooley,  all of Ohio. Visitation will be held Friday, June 10 from 2-4  and 7-9 p.m., with his mother Hazel, at V.J.  McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New  Waterford. Funeral service will take place  Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United  Church with Rev. Nancy Whitney-Latham  officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven  Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the  family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca    
11/3/2021 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Edelenbos Wilhelmina Edelenbos CBP 15/01/2011
Wilhelmina Edelenbos

Born in: Amersfoort, Netherlands Born on: 11/04/1918

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 14/01/2011

Wilhelmina Edelenbos of Sydney, N.S. formerly of Elginwood LTC in Richmond Hill, Ont., died peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. She was 92 years old. Wilhelmina was born on April 11, 1918, in Amersfoort, Netherlands to Gerarda and Gijsbertus Brandsen, the 8th of 11 siblings. On March 3, 1943, during the Second World War, she married Marinus (Martin) Edelenbos in Amersfoort and enjoyed a 43 year marriage with him until his passing in 1986. Wilhelmina and Martin moved their family to Canada in 1960 and returned to Holland in 1962. After two years they resettled in Toronto, Canada, where they lived until Martin passed away. Wilhelmina 'Mia' enjoyed sports including handball as a young girl, knitting and sewing, playing cards, travelling, and the outdoors. She endured the war including a period during which her husband was a prisoner of war, and they managed to start a family at a time of wartime famine in the Netherlands. She often recalled with humour the happy times she shared with her siblings. She leaves behind her dear younger sister, Riek Kreijne of Amersfoort, Netherlands three sons, Ben of Sydney, Gerard of Belle Ewart, Ont., and Martin of Dockyard, Bermuda five grandchildren, Martin, Carol, Glen, Tanya, and Sean 10 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson. Family and friends will be invited to a service in celebration of Wilhelmina's life planned for this summer. The family can be contacted at ben.edelenbos@hotmail.com, edbos@rogers.com and martin.edelenbos@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to your local Parkinson's Disease foundation.

1/14/2011 Amersfoort, Netherlands on 11/04/1918
Edith Edith MacIntyre CBP 21/07/2011
A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, on July 19, 2011, at the age of 94, surrounded by her loving family. Mary enjoyed country music, bowling and gardening. She was faithful to her religion and found great comfort in the rosary. But mostly, she will be remembered as a wonderful and compassionate lady who loved her independence. Born in Judique, she was the daughter of the late Archie J. and Christy Belle MacDonald. She was a member of St. Augustine’s parish. She is survived by daughters, Carol (Richard) O’Connell, Halifax, Vera at home, Chrissy (Melvin) Ferguson, Sydney; dear son, Nicky (Brenda) Bersuk, Windsor, Ont.; seven grandsons; one granddaughter, great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Beloved sisters, Kaye MacDonald, Judique, Mary Anne Rankin, Mabou. She was predeceased by husband, Michael; son, Michael; sisters, Peggy McLane, Mae Faye, Rachel MacIsaac; brothers, John, James, Josie, Rhoddie MacDonald. The family would like to thank our sister, Vera (Duncan) for the loving care given to mom who showed great kindness, dedication, and countless hours spent with mom. Special thanks to Dr. Oei. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 22, 2011 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 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at St. Theresa’s Church. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of….
7/21/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Edmunds Mary Edmunds CBP 29/08/2011
It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Mary Edmunds, age 84, on Saturday August 27, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines on March 15, 1927 and raised in Millville, she was the daughter of the late George and Kathleen (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Mom graduated from the St. Joseph’s Girls School in Mabou and continued her studies at the Teachers College in Truro and taught for a few years at the Millville School House before continuing her dream of nursing where she graduated from the Hamilton Memorial School of Nursing in 1950. She devotedly worked at the old Harborview Hospital, then moving to the St. Elizabeth and later Northside General Hospital and ending her career at the Northside Community Guest Home before retiring to take care of her elderly father. Mom loved nursing, caring for her patients and families and boy was she good at it. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or and was devoted to her faith. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary in Millville, and loved the craft sales and being with the people. She had such an infectious laugh, beautiful smile and a heart of gold, you couldn’t help but love her. She had so many wonderful family and friends that will miss her dearly. She had a bright spirit and will be missed by all. Our lives have been blessed Mom because of you. God called your name so softly That only you could hear And no-one heard the footsteps Of angels drawing near. It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home. Mary is survived by her ever loving husband of 56 years Calvin; daughters Ruth Ann Edmunds, Halifax, Kim Edmunds (Daniel), Sydney Mines; her son Calvin, North Sydney; loving grandsons Chris Garnier, Halifax, Gregory and Geoffrey Chase, Cole Harbor and her sister Sr. Bernadine MacIntosh, Antigonish. Besides her parents George and Kathleen, she was predeceased by her daughter Mary Bernadine ‘Bunny’ Chase; her brother Joseph MacIntosh and nephew Danny MacIntosh Visitation for Mary will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave when life is done. (Unknown) Mom behind a giving hand is a warm and gracious heart. We love you Mom and will miss you. You will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts. Rest now Mom your journey is over and you are safe. Until we meet again Tosh, God Bless. Special thanks to the ICU doctors, nurses and all who was involved with Moms care, especially Dr. Hickey and her many special family and friends who deeply care for Mom. Thank you very much, your kindness and compassion will forever be remembered.
8/27/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 15th, 1927
Edward Joseph Maurice ‘Butch’ Edward CBP 04/07/2011
We regret to announce the death of Joseph Maurice ‘Butch’ Edwards, 70, of Park Road, Florence, which occurred July 1, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Florence, Butch was the son of the late Maurice and Florence (Jessome) Edwards. In his earlier life he worked with Nickersons in North Sydney and later retired from Sydney Steel Plant. He was a creative woodworker and his greatest joy was music — especially his guitar and extensive record collection of well known artists. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (March); brother, Gerald (Georgie), Sydney Mines; sisters, Mildred MacPhee, Winnipeg, Genevieve ‘Jenny’ MacDonald, North Sydney, Muriel Skinner, Sydney Mines, and Elizabeth (Lee) White, Florence; brothers-in-law, Allan, Joseph (Helen), Roddie (Thora) and Gilbert March; sisters-in-law, Joan, Sadie (George) and Paula. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Freddie, Raymond and Cyril, sisters, Marguerite and Carolyn, and his brother-in-law, Richard March. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, with his nephew Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/1/2011 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Elias Mary 'Laura' (MacNeil) Elias CBP 04/07/2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011, with her family by her side at the age of 82. Loving wife to the late Norman Elias and mother to Ruth, Maureen, Janet and David. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchild, Joslin Sanger; her sisters, Christina Watson and Mary Crowley (Sydney). She was predeceased by her father, John Hugh MacNeil (New Waterford), mother Lila Farrell (Londonderry, N.S.), stepfather, Jack Farrell (Christmas Island) and her brothers, Hugh and Stanley MacNeil (New Waterford). Laura moved away from “God’s Country” years ago but her heart always remained on the Island. A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, London, Ont. on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home, 2022 Kains Rd., London, Ont., N6K 0A8, or to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 301 Ramsay Rd., London, Ont.
7/2/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Elmer Hubert Elmer CBP 12/12/2011
Hubert Elmer, 66, passed away in Toronto, Ont. on Nov. 26, 2011, after a lengthy stay in hospital. Formerly of North Sydney, N.S., Hubert spent the last 25 years living in Toronto. Hubert was an avid hockey fan and played competitively at the junior level. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis (Ben) Serroul and Susan Serroul. He is survived by two sons, Marc and Jason; siblings, Bob, Ed, Charlotte (McLachlan) and Lionel. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Hubert’s memory can be made to the Northside Minor Hockey Association, North Sydney.
11/26/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Engel Rose Angeline Engel CBP 12/11/2011
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Rose Angeline Engel, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Guest Home. Rose passed away peacefully with her dearest friend Joan Musbally by her side. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Ethel (Curtis) Ross. Rose operated a modeling school in New York City for 25 years, she then returned home to Sydney to retire with her husband. Rose was a beautiful woman who loved painting, golfing and gardening and enjoyed life to the fullest. Rose is survived by two brothers, Morris (Phyllis) and Paul (Marie), also a number of nieces and nephews Special thanks to the Northside Community Guest Home for the care, love and support they gave to Rose and to her dearest friend Joan and Dr. Mary Hutchinson for the wonderful care she gave to Rose for the past 25 years and also to the ladies who came and stayed with Rose on many occasions, Bertha Ivey, Frances Connolly, Karen Eavis, Betty Smith and Bonnie Eavis . Rose was predeceased by her husband Harold J. Engel. Rose will be fondly remembered by all those who loved her. A memorial service will be held for Rose on Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Northside Community Guest Home Chapel with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. An interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
11/10/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Enslow John Lyle Enslow CBP 22/11/2011
John Lyle Enslow, passed away peacefully in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, November 4, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his mother Catherine R. Enslow (nee Penticost) and his stepmother Grace Enslow (nee Brown). He is survived by his father John William Lyle Enslow, Lawrencetown, NS; three sisters, Linda Brake (Frank) Lawrencetown, NS, Merri Sue Hannem (John), North Sydney, NS and Catherine Dunn (William), Woodlawn, NS. He is also survived by three nephews; four nieces and four beautiful grandnephews. John served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 15 years. He was employed by the Vancouver Second Mile Society for the past 18 years helping to provide food, support and companionship for senior citizens in downtown Eastside Vancouver. He is sadly missed by friends, neighbors, colleagues and family. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
11/4/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Evans Phil Evans CBP 06/04/2011
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother and friend, Phil Evans on Monday, March 28, 2011. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Llewellyn ‘Lew’ and Lena Evans. In his younger years Phil worked with C.N. Marine, later with Allen Ice Co. in North Sydney and until the time of his death, he was a Parks attendant with Natural Resources. He loved to spend time in the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, fly tier, hunter and trapper, and a proud member of the North Sydney Wildlife Association. He enjoyed fishing the Margaree River and cooking whatever his catch of the day was. Phil had a great sense of humour and his laugh seemed larger than life. He is survived by Joan Evans, mother of his daughter, Jennifer (John Donovan) and his son, John (Alisha Devoe), both of North Sydney; his four grandchildren, Hunter, Jersey, Brianna, Brady and by his siblings, Brent (June) of Point Aconi, Patsy, Georges River, Beth (Denise) of Yarmouth, Vivian (Colin) of Margaree Valley, Harvey (Kathy) of North Sydney; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Phil was predeceased by his brother, David. Visitation for Phil will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
3/28/2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Evasuk Frances Evasuk CBP 25/04/2011
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Frances Evasuk, on Friday April 22, 2011, at her home. Born March 10, 1927, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Slamco) Carroll, and was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Church, Glace Bay. In Francie’s earlier years she enjoyed spending the summers with her family at her summer home on Trout Brook Road, Mira. Francie always opened her home and her heart to visitors, always telling a story or joke. She especially enjoyed the lunch time visits of children and looked forward to the noon visits from students across the street who attended St. Michael Jr High School. Francie was a fun ‘Grand Ma’ who enjoyed playing Nintendo trying to save the ‘Princess’ and setting Tetris records. She and Bill were loyal hockey fans attending their grandson Jordan’s minor hockey games and tournaments. Francie also loved to bowl with the afternoon ladies league and to crochet, with many of her works of art still being admired and enjoyed. She was also known for her sense of humour, often being the life of the party at any social gathering. Francie is survived by her son-in-law, Leonard ‘Len’ MacDonald; grandchildren, Jennifer (Simon) and Jordan Evasuk-MacDonald (Tiffany); great-grandchildren, Ethan and Stephen Curran; sister, Helen Cruickshank; sisters-in-law, Helen (Zsolt) Molnar, Carmel Evasuk; brother-in-law, Steve Markiw; nephews, Darrell (Marion) and John (Sylvie) Evasuk, Billy (Myra) Marchysen; nieces Elaine (Greg) Hines, Debbie (George) Cameron, Jeannie (Al) Durand, Arlene Marchysen; grandnieces and nephews; cousins and a longtime special friend, Joann Andrecyk. Besides her parents, Francie was predeceased by her husband and soulmate of 63 years, William ‘Bill Evasuk, on Sept. 5, 2010, son, John, daughter, Darlene MacDonald, sisters, Mary Salyzyn, Catherine Marchyson, Annie Markiw and niece, Mary ‘Tosh’ Leonard. In honoring Francie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Bill Rankin will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. John’s Church, Glace Bay, interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will take place in the church hall all are welcome. Donations in Francie’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the Evasuk family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
4/22/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 10th, 1927
Evasuk Frances T. (Carroll) Evasuk CBP 25/04/2011
Frances T. (Carroll) Evasuk

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 10/03/1927

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 22/04/2011

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Frances Evasuk, on Friday April 22, 2011, at her home. Born March 10, 1927, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Slamco) Carroll, and was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Church, Glace Bay. In Francie's earlier years she enjoyed spending the summers with her family at her summer home on Trout Brook Road, Mira. Francie always opened her home and her heart to visitors, always telling a story or joke. She especially enjoyed the lunch time visits of children and looked forward to the noon visits from students across the street who attended St. Michael Jr High School. Francie was a fun 'Grand Ma' who enjoyed playing Nintendo trying to save the 'Princess' and setting Tetris records. She and Bill were loyal hockey fans attending their grandson Jordan's minor hockey games and tournaments. Francie also loved to bowl with the afternoon ladies league and to crochet, with many of her works of art still being admired and enjoyed. She was also known for her sense of humour, often being the life of the party at any social gathering. Francie is survived by her son-in-law, Leonard 'Len' MacDonald grandchildren, Jennifer (Simon) and Jordan Evasuk-MacDonald (Tiffany) great-grandchildren, Ethan and Stephen Curran sister, Helen Cruickshank sisters-in-law, Helen (Zsolt) Molnar, Carmel Evasuk brother-in-law, Steve Markiw nephews, Darrell (Marion) and John (Sylvie) Evasuk, Billy (Myra) Marchysen nieces Elaine (Greg) Hines, Debbie (George) Cameron, Jeannie (Al) Durand, Arlene Marchysen grandnieces and nephews cousins and a longtime special friend, Joann Andrecyk. Besides her parents, Francie was predeceased by her husband and soulmate of 63 years, William 'Bill Evasuk, on Sept. 5, 2010, son, John, daughter, Darlene MacDonald, sisters, Mary Salyzyn, Catherine Marchyson, Annie Markiw and niece, Mary 'Tosh' Leonard. In honoring Francie's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Bill Rankin will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. John's Church, Glace Bay, interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will take place in the church hall all are welcome. Donations in Francie's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the Evasuk family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca

4/22/2011 Glace Bay on 10/03/1927
Fahey Leonard Patrick Fahey CBP 11/10/2011
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Leonard Patrick Fahey, a loving husband, brother, and uncle, on Oct. 9, 2011. Born in North Sydney, Lennie was the son of the late Patrick and Muriel (Jessome) Fahey of Sydney Mines. Lennie is survived by his loving wife of over 41 years, Sarah Ann (MacMullin) Fahey; brothers, Patrick, Lewis (Maureen) and Gerard; sisters, Ella, Laura, Francis, Rita (Allan) Found, Ann (Michael) Ley; brothers-in-law, Michael (Diane) MacMullin and Leo (Rosemary) MacMullin; sisters-in-law, Joanne Fahey, Keitha Fahey, Elizabeth MacNeil and Margaret Ann Cann; mother-in-law, Marjorie MacMullin; and numerous nieces and nephews — “his dearly loved chosen children”. He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Muriel (Jessome) Fahey, sister, Alice Butts, brothers, Billy and Michael, brothers-in-law Ernie Butts, Andre Mayeu, Michael Chiasson, Reid Tait, Donald MacNeil and Billy Cann; sister-in-law Minnie Fahey, niece and nephew, Madisson and Morgan Englert, nephews, Ryan Fahey and Christopher Cann, and father-in-law, Michael MacMullin. Lennie was a devoted member of St. Pius X parish and embraced his faith. He was an Eucharistic minister, altar server, member of the Mens’ Club and parish council. He was a proud 4th-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Santa Maria Council, Sydney Mines. Lennie’s love of people and community was evident in his many volunteer activities, including Sydney Mines Minor Hockey as a coach and referee, Kiwanis Ceilidh, Northside Golden K Club, Children’s Burn Camp and Meals on Wheels. He was employed for 35 years by Canada Steamship Lines on the Great Lakes and always had a sailor’s twinkle in his eye. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Lennie’s life will take place Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Pius X Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Northside General Hospital or Cape Breton Regional Hospital or any local food bank. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/9/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 8th, 1940
Fahey Ramona (Tighe) Fahey CBP 05/02/2011
Ramona (Tighe) Fahey

Born in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: New Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 02/02/2011

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ramona passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Feb. 2, 2011, with her loving family by her side. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Catherine 'Cas' (Turnbull) Tighe. Ramona was known to all by her kind heart and warm smile she had a kind word for everyone. Ramona had a wonderful outlook on life and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed spending her days with her husband listening to music and watching cooking shows. She also loved a good card game. Ramona is survived by her husband, Frank sons, Frankie (Sharon), Wendell (Bertha), Bobby (Andrea), Darrell (Stephanie) daughters, Francine (Earl), Debbie (Dave) grandchildren, Frankie, Jimmy, Kevin, Francis, James, Matthew, Bobby, Michael, Kyle, Kirk, Jalen, Jenny, Sue Ann, Emma great-grandchildren, Jessie, Devon, Savanah, Zachary sisters, Emily Fahey, Annie McNeil, Bunnie Pretty brother, Wallace Tighe. Also survived by former daughter-in-law, Jean Fahey and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Kevin Fahey, brothers, Joe Tighe, Dempsey Tighe, Clarence Tighe, Jackie Tighe and Mylie Tighe. 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 will be held on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

Cape Breton Post: Feb. 3, 2011

Ramona Agnes (Tighe) Fahey - New Victoria - It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ramona Fahey of New Victoria on Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca

2/2/2011 New Waterford
Fahey Raymond Fahey CBP 20/05/2011
Died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Julia Fahey. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Bernadette (McInnis); daughters, Raylene (Scott) Wilson, Cold Lake, Alta., Linda (Bobby) Burke, Louisbourg; sons, Mickey (Laura), Sydney, Raymond Jr. (Rhonda), Sydney Mines, Dale, Sydney. Nine grandchildren Ashley (Duke), Shayne, Taylor, Devin, Aaron, Nicholas, Lynaya, Laura, Ryan and two great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Leighton; sister, Harriet (Russel) Warcop, Coxheath,; niece, Julia (Ronald) MacDonald, Sydney; and nephew, Russel (Katrina), Ottawa. In his younger years Raymond worked for Lingan Golf and Country Club as an assistant pro. He then joined the staff of Abbass Studios where he became one of the most well known and respected photographers in Cape Breton. Raymond joined the Maritime Photographer Association and then the Professional Photographers of Canada. Over the years, he has received many awards of merit and excellence including Photograhper of the Year in 1975. Raymond was an accredited photographer in journalism, portraiture, candid and casual artistry. He also taught several photography courses at CBU and has done independent work, such as wedding and school portraits. Prior to his retirement, Raymond worked for 18 years at the Cape Breton Post, where he was awarded several journalism awards. Raymond was well known for his love for animals, carpentry, his mechanical skills and interest in customizing cars. He has spent his retirement working on several projects and enjoying his family. Raymond will be greatly missed by his family and all those who have known him. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of ...
5/18/2011 Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: October 29th, 1941
Falconer Brian Falconer CBP 23/06/2011
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Brian Falconer on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Nora (Hillier) Falconer and the late Cecil Falconer. Brian enjoyed going to flea markets on Saturday morning and socializing with many friends at Branch 12. He will be missed by all who knew him. Brian is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Darlene; uncle, Doug (Ann) Falconer; and his dear and best friend, Helen Chesson. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/22/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Farrell Florence Margaret Farrell CBP 06/07/2011
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Florence Margaret Farrell. Florence peacefully passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital with her loving family at her side on Monday, July 04, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (MacDonald) MacPhee, and was a faithful member of both St. Anthony’s and St. Anne’s churches in Glace Bay. In her earlier years Florence was employed at Mendelson’s Variety Mart in Glace Bay and later with Sobey’s, where she retired after several years of service. She was a longtime member of the Glace Bay Ladies Bowling League. Mom was a very mild-mannered lady who up until Monday was still more concerned about others than herself. Florence truly enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida with her husband Tommy prior to his passing in 2007. She will be sadly missed by her loving children, daughter, Maureen (Brad) Boutilier, Atikokan, Ont.; sons, Leo (Carolyn), Sydney, Kevin (Elma), Halifax; granddaughters, Kathlene Farrell (Stephen Perry), Halifax, Megan Farrell, Sydney; brothers, Kelly, Halifax, Garfield, Glace Bay; sisters, Shirley MacMullin, Cleo Tobin, both of Glace Bay, Joan Parsons, Sydney, Bernice Nickituk, Glace Bay, Maureen Robertson, Howie Center; sisters-in-law, Katherine (Danny) Sullivan, Glace Bay, Judy (Roddie) MacDonald, Turo; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Farrell, and brother, Walter MacPhee. In honoring Mom’s wishes there will be no visitation. The funeral Mass celebrating Mom’s life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating, with interment following in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. All are invited to join the family at a reception in St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Glace Bay, following the funeral and graveyard service. Family flowers only. Donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences to the Farrell family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
7/4/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Farrell Myles Farrell CBP 03/09/2011
Myles FarrellPassed in: Lynn, Massachusetts, United StatesPassed on: April 27th, 2011Myles G. Farrell, age 76, a longtime resident of Lynn, Mass., formerly of Cambridge, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Heywood Hospital in Gardner, following a brief illness.He was the beloved husband of Teresa (MacPherson) Farrell, who passed away on Jan. 26, 2001.Born in Glace Bay on Oct. 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph Farrell and the late Anne (MacDonald) Farrell.Myles was raised on Cape Breton Island and attended Cape Breton schools.He is survived by two children, Anne M. Cordeiro, Danvers and Michael A. Farrell and his wife Kellie, Dracut; five grandchildren, Michael and Kristina Cordeiro and Matthew, Ava and Julia Farrell; two great-grandchildren, Javian Arroyo and Riley Farrell; his son-in-law, Carl Cordeiro, Medford; one sister, Rita Morrison, Glace Bay; one brother, John Farrell, Toronto; his brother-in-law, Leonard Stevenson, Dominion; also many nieces and nephews.Myles was also the brother of the late Lavinia Farrell, Audrey Stevenson, and Michael Farrell.A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception (Cavalry) Cemetery, Bridgeport.
4/27/2011
Farrell Toni Farrell CBP 08/04/2011
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Toni Farrell, on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Northside Community Guest Home, where she had resided for the past three years. Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late George and Henrietta (Blazik) Camus. In earlier years, Toni had been employed as a book keeper for J.B. Nickerson in North Sydney and up until a few years ago, co-owned a number of apartments in North Sydney. Toni was content with being at home, looking after her family and enjoying her grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Toni was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Don) Hatcher, North Sydney; her sons, Paul (Janice) Farrell, Ball's Creek, Mike (Jennifer Pye), North Sydney; her grandchildren, Tracy (Mark) Main, Louisiana, David and Nicolas Farrell, Ball's Creek. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Farrell; a sister, Marguerite and a brother, Bernard. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held Monday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home ‘Complete the Dream’ campaign. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
4/7/2011 Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fennell Helen Fennell CBP 18/04/2011
Helen Fennell

Born In: Little Lorraine, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 01/08/1915

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

Our dear mother passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Sydney, N.S. Helen was the last surviving offspring of Edward and Winifred Troke of Little Lorraine. She was predeceased by husband, Mike and daughter, Leona (MacDonald). She is survived by nine children, Ron and Mike, Sydney, Constance Hope, New York, Sheila, Margaret and Theresa, Toronto, Mary McCloskey, Vermont, Joyce Avent, Minnesota, and Tom, Newfoundland and Labrador. She also leaves 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Helen arrived prematurely Aug. 1, 1915. Her incubator was fashioned from a shoe box placed on a warm oven door by a prayerful country doctor. Childhood was shared with seven siblings in a hard scrabble fishing village where an ingrained work ethic and a zest for life predominated. Brothers Jack and Tom Troke taught her to dance at the local parish hall and to enjoy their hard-earned bounty at the Main-a-dieu lobster suppers - two of her lifelong pleasures. She prevailed through 50 plus years of marriage, and motherhood of her large family despite limited resources. She baked from scratch, sewed her children's clothing without patterns and coaxed robust gardens from ungenerous soil. Helen was a dynamo who danced to Lefty Frizzle, sang along with the Clancy Brothers, patronized the Holy Redeemer bingo games and joyfully chanced two dollar wagers at the Sydney race track. She regaled her family with stories of her early years. In mid life, she enjoyed a twenty five-year career at Zellers and forged many lasting friendships. She relished vacation trips to visit her now far flung offspring. Their return visits to her home were met with marathon baking sprees. Abetted by her daughter, she now embraced the role of fashionista. From her deck, built by her son Tom, she savored her books, tea and much loved garden. In her retirement years she explored Cape Breton's restaurants with her side-kick Carol. She followed sports with son Ron, cheering from Tom Henke and Al MacInnis, but her heart belonged to Gordie Howe. She delighted us in her final years with her quick wit and sassy observations. Her favourite songs were now sung (on request) by son Mike. Her surviving children remain grateful for the gifts she imparted a passion for reading and learning, top notch seamstress skills, a tiller's touch, a solid work ethic and especially a family folk lore second to none. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Online condolences may be made at twcurry.com.

Cape Breton Post: April 23, 2011:

Helen Fennell

Passed Away On: 17/04/2011

Helen Christine Fennell, who passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, will have visitation at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday, April 28, two hours prior to her funeral mass at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating.

4/17/2011 Little Lorraine on 1/8/1915
Fennell Robert 'Punkk' Fennell CBP 15/01/2011
Robert 'Punkk' Fennell

Passed away in: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 03/01/2011

We the family regret to announce the sudden passing of Robert 'Punkk' Fennell on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ont. Robert 'Punkk' was predeceased by his mom, Penny Kaulback. Surviving are his dad, Robert Sr. (Rochell) of Sydney, N.S. two loving children, Brook and Robbie and their mother, Melanie of Hamilton, Ont. brothers, Mike, Mitchel and Vincent and a sister, Vivian and her children. Robert 'Punkk' will be sadly missed by special cousin, Troy and all other family members and friends. Memorial service to honour the late Robert 'Punkk' Fennell will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Robert 'Punkk' may be made to charity of one's choice. Memorial arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.

1/3/2011
Ferguson Gordon Archibald Ferguson CBP 27/04/2011
Gordon Archibald Ferguson

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 25/04/2011

On April 25, 2011, our lives changed forever with the loss of a wonderful husband, father, 'poppy,' brother, uncle and friend. Gordon Archibald Ferguson passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of his family at Wentworth Court, Harbourstone. Gordon was one of 11 children born to the late William and Margaret Ferguson on June 14, 1934. Born and raised in Sydney Mines, 'Fergie' worked for Modern City Dairy before becoming a pipefitter, working various construction jobs. He then joined the Sydney Mines Police Department where he worked until retirement. During this time he received a Certificate of Commendation for an act of great merit in providing assistance to others in a selfless manner by the Governor General of Canada. Fergie was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and an active member in the community, including Christmas parade and the food bank. He could often be found joking with the girls at Tim Hortons accompanied by friends, Stan and Peter. A gentle giant, with a keen wit, Fergie loved nothing more than to be in the company of his family and friends, belting out a tune or gliding across the dance floor. "Poppy's Taxi Service" was readily available to his grandchildren, a job he delighted in. Fergie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty (Dearing) and "Daddy's Girls," Donna (William) Pero, Ruthann March (Stewart MacKinnon), Kelly (Darren) Hodder, and Danielle (Peter) Wyman and grandchildren, Zach, Chelsea and Julianna Pero, Kayla and Marley Hodder and Sadie Wyman. He is also survived by brothers, Bill (Betty), Bruce (Yvonne) and sister, Dru Potter brothers-in-law, Sandy MacLeod, Danny Lewis, Jack Evans, Dick (Clara), Greg (Sylvia) and Reg (Joanne) Dearing sister-in-law, Bernice Ferguson mother-in-law, Ruth Dearing as well as many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Rod (Gladys), George (Alma) and Donnie, sisters, Christine (Mike) MacNeil, Peggy MacLeod, Anna Lewis and June Evans, father-in-law, Bernard Dearing, son-in-law, Allan March and nephew, Bernie Dearing. Visitation will be held at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 29 in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, at 2 p.m. With Rev. Marion Barclay-Mackay officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Autism Society, Sydney Mines Food Bank or Alzheimer's Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine…

4/25/2011 Sydney Mines
Ferguson Mary Isabel (Morrison) Ferguson CBP 10/01/2011
Mary Isabel (Morrison) Ferguson

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney/Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 07/01/2011

It is with deep sadness that we the family of Isabel Ferguson announce her passing. Isabel, a resident of Seaview Manor, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Mabel (MacLean) Morrison and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Isabel was a well known contralto soloist in her younger years and often sang in festivals, weddings, local concerts and guest features on CBC radio programs. She was an accomplished piano player and enjoyed skating well into her 80s. A member of the United Church most of her life, Isabel had a very strong faith and participated in her church life as a choir member, Sunday school teacher, a UCW life member and a church elder. Isabel will be sadly missed by her children, Ron (Donna), Glace Bay, Ralph (Anne) Pictou, Diane (Ron) MacDiarmid, Hamilton, Ont. eight grandchildren six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Neil, sons Kenneth and infant Robert Gordon sisters Marjorie Morrison, Glen Muggah, Claire Peterson and brother Clifford Morrison. In honoring Isabel's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 10, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service celebrating Isabel's life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dr. John Finlayson and Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home, all are welcome. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Isabel's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the Ferguson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/7/2011 Sydney
Ferguson William Neil Ferguson CBP 25/06/2011
William Neil Ferguson, 58 of Lake Echo passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Northwood Nursing Home Invany Place, Hammonds Plains, after a courageous seven year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late George and Alma (Cantwell) Ferguson. Bill will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humour which he maintained until the very end. He was a very loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and brother. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Bill is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Clara; daughter, Brandie (Allison); son, Christopher; stepchildren, Douglas and Julie Tibbel; sisters, Debbie Reashore, Diane Dinham and Georgina Gillis; brother, Bruce Ferguson; grandchildren, Jessie and Isabella Allison. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Shannon Ferguson. Visitation will be held from 12-1p.m. followed by a memorial service Saturday June 25, 2011 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only please, donations in Bill's memory may be made to Cure PSP or Northwood Nursing Home Ivany Place. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
6/23/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ferneyhough Raymond H. Ferneyhough CBP 12/01/2011
Raymond H. Ferneyhough

Born in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 11/03/1940

Passed away in: Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 10/01/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband, father and grandfather, Raymond Ferneyhough, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his residence. Born in Sydney Mines on March 11, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Nora (Bragg) Ferneyhough. He was employed at Nickerson & Sons for 45 years. He was an avid gardener and loved spending time on his woodlot. He enjoyed listening to his Hank Williams records and visiting with his friends of which he had many. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Elaine (MacKeigan) Ferneyhough son, Bill, Florence daughters, Patsy, Florence, and Karen (John), Sydney Mines. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Brian, Nicole, Kristen, Brandon, James, Morgan and Alana brother, George (Patsy), Bras d'Or sisters, Rhea (Ben) Long, North Sydney, and Eva (Clayton) Morris, Sydney Mines aunts, Marg Dandy and Kathleen Bragg several sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law, Frank MacKeigan, and cousins, Duncan Dandy and Keith Bragg, with whom he spent a lot of hours and his good friends, Allan March and Theresa Trenholme. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his good friend, George MacLean. Visitation for Raymond Ferneyhough will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall, following the service. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

1/10/2011 Sydney Mines
Ferns George Ferns CBP 26/05/2011
George Ferns   Born In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   Passed Away In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 25/05/2011   George Michael Ferns, 71, Dartmouth, after a courageous battle with  cancer, passed away at home May 25, 2011, in peace and comfort  surrounded by his loving family, and began his everlasting reward. Mike was born in Hamilton, Ont., to the late Joseph Patrick and Agnes  (Robinson) Ferns. Upon completion of his education, Mike joined the Royal Canadian  Navy, during which time he met and married his lifetime companion,  Stella (McGee) Ferns. Mike's professional career was one of great variety; RCN for eight  years; safety foreman at the heavy water plant, Port Hawkesbury;  safety instructor for the oil rigs. Moving to Dartmouth in 1986, he  then worked as safety inspector for the Department of Labour until  his retirement. Mike was devoted to his family and friends. His interest in others  was evident in his volunteer community work. Mike served as cub  master, refereed Strait Minor Football, he was a first aid instructor  for many years, and he sat on the board of the Port Hawkesbury  Housing Commission. Mike more recently was honoured by the Royal Canadian Legion for his  40 years of community service and received a lifetime honorary member  of the Knights Of Columbus. Mike is survived by and will be dearly missed by his loving wife of  47 years, Stella (McGee) Ferns; sons, Michael (Giselle) Ferns and  their children, Jenna and Jamie, all of Port Hawkesbury; Christopher,  Dartmouth; daughter, Coleen (David) Gillis and their children, Jake  and Jeri-Ellen, all of Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews; sister,  Josephine (Ron) Eady; Susan (Joe) Green, all of Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Catherine Fisher. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter MacAulay, VON, Always Home  Care and Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion during  Mike's illness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral  Home. No visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m.,  Saturday in Blessed Pope John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, 35 Colby  Dr., Dartmouth. Reception to follow in church hall. Donations in memory may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.  
5/25/2011 Hamilton, ON
Ferns George Michael Ferns CBP 26/05/2011
George Michael Ferns, 71, Dartmouth, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away at home May 25, 2011, in peace and comfort surrounded by his loving family, and began his everlasting reward. Mike was born in Hamilton, Ont., to the late Joseph Patrick and Agnes (Robinson) Ferns. Upon completion of his education, Mike joined the Royal Canadian Navy, during which time he met and married his lifetime companion, Stella (McGee) Ferns. Mike’s professional career was one of great variety; RCN for eight years; safety foreman at the heavy water plant, Port Hawkesbury; safety instructor for the oil rigs. Moving to Dartmouth in 1986, he then worked as safety inspector for the Department of Labour until his retirement. Mike was devoted to his family and friends. His interest in others was evident in his volunteer community work. Mike served as cub master, refereed Strait Minor Football, he was a first aid instructor for many years, and he sat on the board of the Port Hawkesbury Housing Commission. Mike more recently was honoured by the Royal Canadian Legion for his 40 years of community service and received a lifetime honorary member of the Knights Of Columbus. Mike is survived by and will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Stella (McGee) Ferns; sons, Michael (Giselle) Ferns and their children, Jenna and Jamie, all of Port Hawkesbury; Christopher, Dartmouth; daughter, Coleen (David) Gillis and their children, Jake and Jeri-Ellen, all of Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews; sister, Josephine (Ron) Eady; Susan (Joe) Green, all of Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Catherine Fisher. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter MacAulay, VON, Always Home Care and Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion during Mike’s illness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. No visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m., Saturday in Blessed Pope John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, 35 Colby Dr., Dartmouth. Reception to follow in church hall. Donations in memory may be made to charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.
5/25/2011 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Fisher Mary Fisher CBP 26/05/2011
Mary Fisher   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 25/05/2011   Mary Theresa Fisher of Ben Eoin passed away peacefully at her home on  Wednesday, May 25, 2011. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was the  daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) Fisher. Mary is survived by a number of cousins including Wayne Fisher, Glace  Bay, Angela and Glenn MacPhee, formerly of Glace Bay, and John and  Dorothy MacDonald, Sutter Creek, Calif. Mary was born in Glace Bay, and had lived in Ben Eoin since 1966.  Following graduation from Glace Bay High School, Mary attended Mount  St. Bernard College in Antigonish, and upon returning to Glace Bay  was employed by the Royal Bank. She served in a variety of capacities  for 28 years with the Royal Bank in both Glace Bay and Whitney Pier. Throughout her retirement years Mary was actively involved in music.  She formed a ladies choral group called Belles of St. Mary's which  served as the choir for St. Mary's Church in East Bay until the early  90s. The Belles also provided entertainment for nursing homes in the  Sydney area as well as door to door carolling at Christmastime in the  East Bay area. She was a longtime member of St. Mary's parish CWL and  in her retirement years served as organist for St. George's Anglican  Church for a period of 15 years. Mary, a lover of animals, was a founding member of the Cape Breton  Branch of the SPCA and served that organization well in a number of  areas including president. In her later years Mary devoted her time  to her garden and especially her beloved dog 'Precious.' Mary was  fortunate to have special caregivers who allowed her to remain safely  in her home fo the past several years. Visitation for the late Mary Fisher will be today (Thursday) from 2-4  and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel continuing Friday after  12:30 p.m. in the funeral home prior to funeral mass at 2:30 p.m.,  Friday in St. Mary's Church, East Bay, Rev. Frank Abbass officiating  with interment in the parish cemetery, East Bay. In Mary's memory, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Branch of  the SPCA or the Alzheimer's Society. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.  
5/25/2011 Glace Bay
Fisher Mary Theresa Fisher CBP 26/05/2011
Mary Theresa Fisher of Ben Eoin passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) Fisher. Mary is survived by a number of cousins including Wayne Fisher, Glace Bay, Angela and Glenn MacPhee, formerly of Glace Bay, and John and Dorothy MacDonald, Sutter Creek, Calif. Mary was born in Glace Bay, and had lived in Ben Eoin since 1966. Following graduation from Glace Bay High School, Mary attended Mount St. Bernard College in Antigonish, and upon returning to Glace Bay was employed by the Royal Bank. She served in a variety of capacities for 28 years with the Royal Bank in both Glace Bay and Whitney Pier. Throughout her retirement years Mary was actively involved in music. She formed a ladies choral group called Belles of St. Mary’s which served as the choir for St. Mary’s Church in East Bay until the early 90s. The Belles also provided entertainment for nursing homes in the Sydney area as well as door to door carolling at Christmastime in the East Bay area. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s parish CWL and in her retirement years served as organist for St. George’s Anglican Church for a period of 15 years. Mary, a lover of animals, was a founding member of the Cape Breton Branch of the SPCA and served that organization well in a number of areas including president. In her later years Mary devoted her time to her garden and especially her beloved dog ‘Precious.’ Mary was fortunate to have special caregivers who allowed her to remain safely in her home fo the past several years. Visitation for the late Mary Fisher will be today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel continuing Friday after 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home prior to funeral mass at 2:30 p.m., Friday in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, Rev. Frank Abbass officiating with interment in the parish cemetery, East Bay. In Mary’s memory, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Branch of the SPCA or the Alzheimer’s Society. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
5/25/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fitzgerald Florence Pauline Fitzgerald CBP 16/05/2011
Florence Pauline Fitzgerald, 92, of Sydney peacefully made her journey to be with God surrounded by her loving family Saturday May 14, 2011, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital following a brief illness. She was the daughter of late John James and Mary (Kyte) MacDonald. She was a lifelong resident of the Sydney area. Born in Birch Grove, she moved as a young child to Grand Lake Road area attending Lakevale School. Following school, she continued to live at home for a couple of years caring for her mother. She married her husband Mike in 1946 and soon became a busy stay-at-home mother with eight children — five girls and three boys. She was very involved in her children’s activities and lives. She taught Brownies and was one of the founding members of St. Theresa’s parish CWL. She was a lifelong supporter of Irish heritage and culture in Cape Breton and was an active member of the Irish Benevolent Society. Flora and Mike were instrumental in the establishment of what was known as the Fitzgerald School of Irish Dancing. One of Flora’s biggest contributions to the Irish was spending countless hours sewing shamrocks on the performance dresses and she organized the Irish displays and prepared her famous Irish Soda Bread and Fish Cakes for everyone to enjoy. She was a fun, humorous individual who loved attending gatherings with family and friends. She loved to tell jokes and always wanted to hear new ones so she could add them to her repertoire. Her zest for life was evident in everything she did — she won many trophies and awards over the years playing darts and bowling. She enjoyed playing checkers with 16 grandchildren and to the end she always made sure she got her exercise physically and mentally. She was dearly loved and treasured. She touched the lives of all who knew her and she will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by everyone. She is survived by her husband Mike Fitzgerald of 64 years; her children and grandchildren, Kevin (Shirla) Toronto, Michael (Jackie), Sean, David and Kyle-Dartmouth, Mary Lou-Danna, Becky, Chad, London, Ont., Kathie (Steve), Melanie, Jeffrey, Stephanie, Dartmouth, Theresa (Andy), Ashley, Jenna, Amy, Calgary, Alta., Renie-Lyndsey, Craig, Sydney, Terry (Tracey), Lauren, Halifax, Elaine (Lawrence), Victoria, Dartmouth. Mom is also survived by Blanche MacDonald, sister-in-law and lifelong friend. She was predeceased by her sisters, Ellen and Catherine, and brothers, Charlie, George, John and Edward. The late Flora Fitzgerald will be resting at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Monday, May 16) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Society. Online Condolences can be sent to www.twcurry.com.
5/14/2011 Birch Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Florian Michael 'Bill' Florian CBP 06/01/2011
Michael 'Bill' Florian

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 31/01/1931

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 04/01/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of well-known Sydney resident, father, grandfather and friend, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Born on Jan. 31, 1931, in Sydney, he was the eldest son of Dr. Sydney and Hazel (Cockell) Florian. Bill was of the Anglican faith, attending St. Stephen's Church and later, Christ Church, serving in many capacities. He enjoyed the men's club and helping out at Camp Bretondean. Bill also sat on the Cape Breton District School Board for a number of years. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying duck hunting (Iona and Grand River) and fishing in his healthy years. Employed at the Canadian National Railway, Express/Freight division for 35 years, retiring in 1986. A talented woodworker, he taught woodworking in the Continuing Education Program for 27 years and always freely gave of his talents whenever or wherever needed. Politics played a great part in his life. He was a sustaining member of both, the Federal and Provincial Progressive Conservative parties. You would always see Bill and John Abbass, with hammer and nails, posting signs during elections. However, no animosity was ever shown toward the other party's candidates, some of whom became his good friends. Now for hockey, the Toronto Maple Leafs never had a better booster. Good or bad - a fan forever. He enjoyed retirement, spending time with friends (Tim Horton's buddies), family and traveling. Bill especially enjoyed his last big trip to Newfoundland with his brother, Jim. He was predeceased by his parents only sister, Charlotte Dillon (Moffatt) and younger brother, David Christopher. Bill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth 'Betty' daughters, Susan Wallace, Nancy, Judith (James) Thompson, Sandra and Carolynn sons, Michael (Nancy) and Bruce grandchildren, Tanya Bell-Sarson, Eastern Passage, Nicole (John) Bobo, Eric (Jessie) Wallace, North Carolina, Zachery (Ashley) Wallace, North Carolina, Adam, Brandon, Devin, Alexandra, Jacob, Mary-Michelle, Charlotte and Jonathan and great-grandson, Ethan, North Carolina. He is also survived by his brothers, James, Dartmouth and Charles, Elmsdale and many nieces and nephews. Bill will be missed by his good friends of many, many years, Angus MacKillop and John Bourgeois family friend, Rebecca Lane and last, but never least, faithful companion, Demi. A dog's love knows no boundaries. Our thanks to Dr. Murdock Smith, who took Bill on as a patient. A very special thank you to Dr. John Ritter Beth Latham and Heather Skinner, Palliative Care and the VON for their care, compassion and expertise at this trying time. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Thursday), Jan. 6, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Church of Christ the King on Friday 11 a.m., with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, P.O. Box 561, Sydney, B1P 6H4, the VON or charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

1/4/2011 Sydney on 31/01/1931
Flynn Edward Flynn CBP 25/08/2011
A new journey begins for Edward Flynn, who passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after a battle with cancer, leaving with beautiful memories the love of his life, his wife and best friend, Juanita Flynn. Born in Placentia, Nfld., on Jan. 26, 1944, he was the son of the late James and Cecilia (Cheeseman) Flynn. He was a retired cook with the Marine Atlantic vessels travelling between North Sydney and Newfoundland, and during that time, and with open arms he volunteered to sail aboard a Marine Atlantic Vessel which brought supplies to the Persian Gulf War. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and the Father William B. Kiely Council of the Knights of Columbus. He was a caring, kind and loving husband, father and friend who had and infectious sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Burke) Flynn; his sons, Jerry (Nicole), Nicholas (Janet), James (Heather), Troy (Megan) and Christopher (Krista); his daughters Faith (Craig) and Lynette (Curtis), 11 grandchildren Jordan, Ethan, Ryan, Brandon, Keagan, Nicholas, Damon, Noah, Jaxon, Jordyn and Reese, his sisters Dorothy Neuens, Norfork, Virginia, Hilda Peterson, Lindsay, Ont., Blanche (Frederick) Dacosta, Scarborough, Ont. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and his best companion, Bandit. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James Jr., Joseph, Cyril and sister, Mary. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Children’s Hospital or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
8/23/2011 Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada
Foote Wilson Foote CBP 25/04/2011
Wilson Foote

Passed Away On: 22/04/2011

In hospital Friday, April 22, 2011. Wilson Henry Foote, age 86. Husband of 62 years to the late Mary Camp. Dear father of Judith (Ron Marshall) and Linda (Peter Woollings). Grandfather of Erin (Jean-Marc Dupuis), Andrew Marshall (Melissa), Courtney (Jeff Milbury) and David Woollings. Great-grandfather of Owen Woollings, Madeline Dupuis, Nicholas and Ryan Milbury. Best friend of Shirley Brettell and Pixie. Predeceased by brothers, John B., George E., Charles F. and Samuel J. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont., K2B 7G3, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Thanks to the wonderful and caring nurses and support staff on 2A at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. In memoriam, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Civic Campus, appreciated. Www.kellyfh.ca

4/22/2011
Foote Wilson Henry Foote CBP 25/04/2011
In hospital Friday, April 22, 2011. Wilson Henry Foote, age 86. Husband of 62 years to the late Mary Camp. Dear father of Judith (Ron Marshall) and Linda (Peter Woollings). Grandfather of Erin (Jean-Marc Dupuis), Andrew Marshall (Melissa), Courtney (Jeff Milbury) and David Woollings. Great-grandfather of Owen Woollings, Madeline Dupuis, Nicholas and Ryan Milbury. Best friend of Shirley Brettell and Pixie. Predeceased by brothers, John B., George E., Charles F. and Samuel J. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont., K2B 7G3, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Thanks to the wonderful and caring nurses and support staff on 2A at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. In memoriam, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Civic Campus, appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca
4/22/2011
Fortes Judith Basler Fortes CBP 19/10/2011
Judith Basler Fortes, of Plymouth, Mass., passed away Oct. 14, 2011. She was born March 8, 1954, the youngest of seven children to Albert and Kay Basler. Judy left us much too soon following a six-month battle with lung cancer. She faced the challenge with resolve, complete awareness and courage — much as she lived her life. She always stayed true to herself, who she was and who she wanted to be. Judy was raised in Jamaica Plain and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Schools where she was a flutist in the award-winning CYO marching band. Of the many jobs she held over the course of her life, none was more important than her job as mother to her beloved sons, Ian, Cameron and Kyle. They adored her; she adored them. She Passed on to them her love of all things Bob Dylan as well as the Grateful Dead and the Beatles. She loved her three cats Bob, Cali and Fiki. Any game that stimulated her brain was a must for Judy — from crosswords to Jeopardy to Words with Friends. Her home was her sanctuary where she cooked and tended her plants. In the end, she loved simply to sit and talk with her sons. The family would like to thank Dr. Irina Gurevich and her colleagues at the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center for their compassionate care of Judy throughout her illness. They also thank the staff at Radius Health Care Center for their excellent care during Judy’s two stays with them. She was predeceased by her father, Albert M. Basler and her stepfather, Michael D. MacDonald. She is survived by her three sons, Ian Fortes and his wife, Nicole; Cameron Fortes and his girlfriend, Jessica Salmon and Kyle Fortes. She is also survived by her mother, Kay MacDonald of New Waterford, N.S.; and her siblings, Nancy (Anne) and David Neville, Salem, Mass., Bert and Chris Basler, Brockton, Mass., Donald Basler, Dover, N.H., Meg (Mary) Baxter, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Barbara Basler and Barry O’Brien of Jacksonville, Fla., and Frank and Carolyn Basler, East Taunton, Mass.; 10 nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by her Cape Breton, N.S. family, stepsisters, Jeanette and A.J. Beaton of Troy, Annie Mae and Duncan Gillis of Creignish, Carol Anne and Gerard Graham of Craigmore; stepbrothers, Dan and Beverly MacDonald of New Waterford Joe and Sandra MacDonald of Troy, nine nieces and nephews. A wake will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4-6:30 p.m. followed by a brief service at Cartmell Funeral Services, 150 Court St., Plymouth, Mass., 02360. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Judy’s memory to the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, Mass., 02360, or the Radius Sunshine Fund, 124 South St., Plymouth, Mass., 02360.
10/14/2011 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States Born: March 8th, 1954
Fougere Charles Edward Fougere CBP 02/05/2011
Charles Edward Fougere

Born In: River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Dundee, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 28/04/2011

Charles Edward Fougere, 73, of Dundee, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Born in River Bourgeois, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Pottie) Fougere. Dad enjoyed fishing and riding his scooter. He was an animal lover who took in stray cats and he loved visiting friends. He will be greatly missed by his daughters, siblings and childhood best friend Hughie MacRae and his wife Joan. Edward is survived by his daughters, Theresa (Paul) Melanson, New Brunswick, Arlene (Mel) Fougere, Meat Cove sisters, Veronica MacRae, Grand Anse, Rose Fougere, St. Peters, Sadie (Al) Darling, Grand Anse brother, Charles (Trudy), Halifax 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen (Provost) , brother, Arthur, a sister-in-law, Mabel MacRae, brothers-in-law, Percy MacRae and Gerald LeLacheur. Visitation took place Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Graveside service will take place Monday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. in Oakfield Cemetery with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

4/28/2011 River Bourgeois, NS
Francis Alexander Walter Francis CBP 16/09/2011
Alexander Walter Francis, 27 of 55 Beach Rd. Eskasoni, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Peter Francis of Chapel Island and Mary Francis of Eskasoni. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Alex loved his music, especially writing, singing and rapping. He also was active in Judo circles and attended all the anti drug activities he could, actually receiving an award for his participation. He had graduated from high school and from Patrick's Career College. He is survived by eight sisters, Heather Lewis, Sabrina Lewis, Lucy Lewis, all of Eskasoni; Cynthia Francis, Tabitha Francis, both of Chapel Island; Denise Holdridge, Maine; Annie Paul, Chastity Paul, both of Eskasoni; three brothers, John Lewis, Eskasoni; Peter Francis, Chapel Island and Bert Lewis, Eskasoni. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, several nieces and nephews; a godchild, Jace; maternal grandmother, Mary C. Francis, Eskasoni and by his godparents He was predeceased by his brother, Lewis and sister, Wendy Lewis and stepfather, Wilbur Lewis. Visitation for Mr. Francis will take place on Saturday after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
9/14/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Francis Edgar Valentine Francis CBP 06/09/2011
Edgar Valentine Francis of Eskasoni passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Rose (Gould) Francis. In his spare time he liked to do carpentry and mechanical work. He was a medical driver for 10 years. His favourite pastime included gambling, playing bingo and spending time with his grandchildren. He liked to travel to Maine, USA in August during blueberry harvest season. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Eliz (Young); sons, Adam, Leon (Cornelia); daughter, Veronica; foster, children, Victor, Philip, William, Cory, all of Eskasoni; brothers, George, Danny, Donald (Germaine); grandchildren, Leon Jr., Katie Ann, Emily, Allysen; godchildren, Madeline, Francine, Sylvester Jr; mother-in-law, Flo Young; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Shirley and Margaret Rose in infancy. Visitation will begin 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011, in the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in Holy Family Church, Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial in Parish Cemetery. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
2/2/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 9th, 1948
Francis Raymond Francis 'Scottie' CBP 15/04/2011
Raymond Francis ‘Scottie’- 64, of Beaconsfield, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Fred and Leona (LeMoine) Scott. Scottie retired after numerous years with Everett & Smith, Bridgetown. He loved music, especially playing the guitar and singing. He is survived by his wife the former, Marion ‘Mickey’ Bent, Beaconsfield; son, Randy, Greenwood; sisters, Lil ‘Theresa’, Gertrude, Edie, Mary, Janet, Madeline, Maureen and Debbie all of North Sydney; brothers, Fred, Ontario and Dennis, North Sydney. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Jean and brothers, George and Tom. Cremation has taken place. By Scottie’s request, there will be no funeral or visitation. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. Online Condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com.
4/14/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Francis Roxanne Francis CBP 21/05/2011
Roxanne Francis   Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 16/05/2011   It is with much sadness we announce the death of  Roxanne Francis, Newton Street, Glace Bay, which  occurred Monday, May 16, 2011 at the QEII in  Halifax. She is survived by her spouse, Herman Acker;  sons, Michael Francis and Matthew Francis, both  of Glace Bay; her mother, Rita (Malcolm) Osmond,  Port aux Basques, Nfld.; sisters, Coleen (Carl)  McIsaac, Ont., Tracey (Rick) Ward, Port aux  Basques, Nfld.; brothers, Wayne, Alberta, Paul  (Jackie), Mount Uniake, N.S. and a number of  nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the care and  direction of Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay.  Interment at a later date in Newfoundland. E-mail condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.    
5/16/2011
Francis Vivian (Robertson) Francis CBP 23/07/2011
Vivian (Robertson) Francis, 78, Fraser Avenue, Sydney Mines, died on Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Anne (Brogan) Robertson. Vivian is survived by Kate Carney and her husband, John Currie and their children, Dr. Suzie Currie and Kerry Lynn (Craig) Mercer, Anne Lynne and her husband, the late Stan MacDougall and their children, Jamie, Stephen (Renae) and Ian MacDougall, Bob and his wife, Jeanne Francis and their children, Jonathan (Marni), David (Jennifer) Francis and Meghan Francis (Micheal Burritt), Nacy and her husband, Norman Duncan and their children, Maura and Stephanie Duncan and her only great-grandchild, Rex Micheal Francis-Burritt. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George R. Francis; her sisters, Patricia Norman and Anne Webster and her brother, Robert ‘Sonny’ Robertson. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
7/22/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fraser Alice Clare Fraser CBP 18/11/2011
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alice Clare Fraser on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines on July 25, 1964, Clare was the daughter of the late Thomas and Roseann Hall. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. Left to mourn her passing is her loving husband, Rene Fraser; her sisters, Bernadette Schofield (Tubby), Sydney Mines, Catherine McArthur (John), P.E.I., Theresa Ann Stewart (David), Morinville, Alta., Rizzie (Rose) Stewart (Corrie), Maureen (Joe Boutilier), Edna MacDonald (Wayne), all of Sydney Mines. She is also survived by her brothers, Gerald, Calgary, Paddy (Pamela) and John Wilson, both of Sydney Mines. Clare is survived by many nieces and nephews. ‘Auntie’ will be especially missed by her niece Beth and nephew TJ Hall, who held a special place in her heart. Besides her parents, Clare was predeceased by her brothers, Gregory and John Pius (in infancy), her sister, Patrice MacKeigan, her nephew, Brian Schofield and her mother-in-law, Eleanor Fraser. Visitation for Clare Fraser will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Her funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Convent Street, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. The burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clare’s memory may be made to the Haley Street Centre or a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never, never leave you during your times of trial and sufferings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
11/16/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fraser Ann Catherine Fraser CBP 10/01/2011
Ann Catherine Fraser

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 07/01/2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and aunt, Ann Catherine Fraser on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit, Sydney, N.S., surrounded by her family. Ann was born in Sydney, N.S., and raised in Glace Bay. She was the daughter of the late Ervin and Eva MacDougall. Ann was a caring and loving stay-at-home mother who was devoted to her family. She will be sadly missed by her partner and best friend, Howard English, Whitney Pier daughter, Paula (Barry), Fredericton, N.B. and sons, Paul (Kathie), Dwayne (Denise), both of New Waterford, and Marlowe (Nancy), Victoria, B.C. Ann will be fondly remembered by her 12 grandchildren sister, Elisa Estwick, Grande Cache, Alta. and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ann was predeceased by her former husband, Paul Fraser, sisters, Melda Hewer, Mary MacDonald, Carol Bassil, Julie MacDougall and Marjorie 'Midge' Gracie, and brothers, Michael MacDougall and Cleve Greene. Funeral service to celebrate Ann's life will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel in Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Jan 11 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Reception will be held following the service. Interment will take place at St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay at a later date. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. The family would like to send a special thank you to the Palliative Care staff at 4E CBRH. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday"

1/7/2011 Sydney
Fraser George Fraser CBP 21/07/2011
Leaving home at the age of 14 with only enough money to get to Toronto he joined the merchant ships sailing the great lakes. Saving his money he bought his own truck to haul wood and rock at 16, and began a trucking business. He explained that was one of his prouder moments to own his own business. Moving on quickly he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and began a career as a seamen rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in a 28 year career with his wife Carmen by his side. Twenty eight moves in twenty eight years. Retiring from the military still a young man, George quickly was employed again. This time in his second love, the sports industry. Landing a job with the Canadian Games, as the managing director. Traveling from Vancouver to New Brunswick to carry out his role. Living in New Brunswick landed George a job in the trucking industry with Brookville transport, as their director of safety. Something that George seemed to have a great passion for! Safety and trucks. This new job made George a shoe in for the insurance industry and soon he was working for Boreal insurance as their loss prevention manager for the trucking end of things. Forced to retire at 65 he decided to go on alone and started FCA (Fraser Consulting Agency). He became a leader in the trucking industry for loss prevention and trucking safety. Working closely with quite a few trucking companies George began to work solely for Sharp Transportation and their owner and close friend, Shawn Baird. Able to work from home George was able to research and write many books on family history, his love for family and his roots. Also writing a book on Alder Point, N.S. Cape Breton Island his first love, and where he longed to be. As if he were not busy enough, he started and maintained a blog called Cape Breton news which gave everyone a chance to stay in touch with what was going on back home. He was a very busy man right up till the very end. I'm sure wherever he may be now, he is having a cup of boiled tea and lobster tail. Predeceased by mother, Viola; father, Simon. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Carmen (Mcneil) Fraser; sisters, Shirley Cahill, Mina MacLennan, Judy Macready, Ginny Laffin, Marilyn Broderick, Eleanor Shaw; brothers, Simon and Derrick; many nieces and nephews. We love you always George. Home at last to Cape Breton. Two thumbs up! Donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
7/18/2011 Alder Point, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 15th, 1934
Fraser R. Alton ‘Al’ Fraser CBP 26/04/2011
R. Alton ‘Al’ Fraser of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Boston. Alton was born in Reserve Mines, N.S., in 1933, died in St. Petersburg on April 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geri (Clark) and two daughters, Lynn Oliver (John) of Boston and Leslie St. Cyr of Dedham. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Ryan Oliver of Boston, Katelyn and Brian St. Cyr of Dedham. Brother of Alex and Burt Fraser. Al was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Fraser and sisters, Isabell King, Olive Vingar and brother, Sonny Fraser. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alton is also survived by two very special cousins, Ave McEachern Kenney (Bob) of No Easton and Colleen McEachern McLean of Westwood. A memorial service was held at his MHP, Victory Estates, in St. Petersburg on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. Wake will be held Thursday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury. Funeral mass will be held at St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011.
4/20/2011 Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fraser R. Alton 'Al' Fraser CBP 26/04/2011
R. Alton 'Al' Fraser

Born In: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States Passed Away On: 20/04/2011

R. Alton 'Al' Fraser of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Boston. Alton was born in Reserve Mines, N.S., in 1933, died in St. Petersburg on April 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geri (Clark) and two daughters, Lynn Oliver (John) of Boston and Leslie St. Cyr of Dedham. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Ryan Oliver of Boston, Katelyn and Brian St. Cyr of Dedham. Brother of Alex and Burt Fraser. Al was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Fraser and sisters, Isabell King, Olive Vingar and brother, Sonny Fraser. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alton is also survived by two very special cousins, Ave McEachern Kenney (Bob) of No Easton and Colleen McEachern McLean of Westwood. A memorial service was held at his MHP, Victory Estates, in St. Petersburg on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. Wake will be held Thursday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury. Funeral mass will be held at St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011

4/20/2011 Reserve Mines
Fraser Richard 'Rick' Fraser CBP 16/12/2011
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 65th year. Loving husband of 41 years to Marie. Beloved dad to Monique Gauci, Paula Fraser-Coutts and Cynthia Fraser. Cherished grandpa to Danielle and Christina Gauci, Chantal Fraser and Aiden Coutts. Survived by his siblings, Claudia (Wayne), Sheila (Joe), Rob (Lee), and Michael (Sharon). Rick will be fondly remembered by his extended family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends will be received at Scott Funeral Home - Georgian Chapel, 264 Burton Ave., Barrie, Ont. (705) 737- 2040, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Online Condolences may be made at www.scottgeorgian.ca.
12/14/2011
Frobrich Marion Frobrich (MacDonald) CBP 01/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Frobrich (MacDonald) 58 on Sept. 28, 2011, at the Etobicoke General Hospital with her devoted family by her side. Born in New Waterford and raised in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Rod and Bernetta MacDonald. Marion attended St. John’s New Aberdeen and St. Michael’s High School in Glace Bay. After high school she moved to Toronto and settled in Etobicoke where she devoted her life to her family. Marion was a valued employee and worked at McDonald’s for many years. Marion is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Fred and her son, Walter; sisters, Mary (Doug) McDonald, Toronto, Reynelda MacDonald, Fredericton, N.B.; brothers, Rod (Trudy) MacDonald, Glace Bay, Michael (Sharon) MacDonald, Sydney, Miles MacDonald, Sydney; mother-in-law, Herta Frobrich, Toronto and brother-in-law, Alexander McDonnell, Ajax, Ont. Marion is also survived by many nieces, nephews. Besides her parents, Marion was predeceased by her sister, Colleen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Viewing will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ont. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. Online Condolences may be made at butlerchapel@turnerporter.ca.
9/28/2011 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fudge George Fudge CBP 08/06/2011
George Fudge   Passed Away In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/02/2011   George Alexander Fudge, 82, Halifax, passed away  on Feb. 23, 2011 after a heroic battle with  cancer. He served in Korea with the Royal Canadian  Dragoons (Camp Petawawa). In 1957 he joined the  8th Canadian Hussars and served until 1966.  George and family were stationed in Hemer,  Germany from 1959 - 1963. He was a member of the  Korea War Veterans Association. George loved life and was very outgoing, enjoying  skating, music, hockey, dancing, fishing, camping  and cards. He had a great sense of humour that  showed by the sparkle in his baby blue eyes. George is survived by his children, Trudy  Collette, Brian Fudge (Susan), Janet Daniels,  Dawn Lester (Michael) and Kenny Fudge. George is  also survived by his wife, Ada Fudge (Oldford)  and sister, Olive Moustos (Teddy). He will be  lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and  great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Connie and  Lynne; many nieces and nephews. George will also  be sadly missed by his special friend, Katherine  Vincent. George was predeceased by his parents, George W.  Fudge (King) and Rachael (Morrison); sisters,  Lillian Thompson, Sally Goustus and Alice  Nickerson; brothers, Daniel and Watson;  sons-in-law, Robert and Lee; brothers-in-law,  James, Peter and Donald. The family would like to thank the staff at  Arborstone Enhanced Care for their  professionalism and compassion, especially the  2nd floor Angels. There was no funeral service held, as per  George's request. A graveside service will be  held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. in  Hardwood Hills Cemetery in Sydney, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers or cards, donations may be  made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of  choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.walkerfh.com.  
2/23/2011
Furlong Mary Petitpas Martell Furlong CBP 30/12/2011
Mary Petitpas Martell Furlong, of Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Cove Guest Home. Born in Arichat, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eugenie (Briand) Petitpas. Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s parish, Sydney. She is survived by her four children, Jean (Stewart) Stage, Ontario, Frances (Stanley) Dean, Sydney, Wayne, Nanaimo, B.C., and Daniel (Joanne), Sydney; two sisters, Alice Peinsznski, Dutch Brook, and Theresa Pouchelu, Sydney; one brother, Joseph, Sydney; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Frank Martell in 1956 and her second husband, Matthew Furlong in 2001, two brothers, Walter Jr. and Francis, three sisters, Emma Fitzsimmons, Sister Genevieve Petitpas (Filles de Jesus) and Margaret (in infancy). Visitation for Mrs. Furlong will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service with Liturgy of the Word will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, 10 a.m., with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Cove Guest Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/28/2011 Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gaidamasciuk Tony Gaidamasciuk CBP 16/07/2011
Tony Gaidamasciuk, 73, of Riverview, N.B., passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side Wednesday, July 13, 2011, after bravely facing a lengthy illness. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was the son of the late William and Mary Gaidamasciuk. Tony started his career with CN Telecommunications just after graduating from Saint John Vocational School in 1955. His work brought him to Sydney, Yarmouth, Halifax and finally Moncton. He enjoyed carpentry, however his greatest love outside of his family was music. He excelled at the trumpet and violin and he was a former member of the Riverview Community Band. It was his love for the music from the 40s, 50s and 60s that influenced him to form a band called “The High Hats.” A loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be best remembered as being dependable and ‘always steady.’ He was affectionately called “Pops” by his family. Tony will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Joyce Gaidamasciuk; his children, Cindy Campbell of Riverview, Michael Anthony Gaidamasciuk (Tanya) of North Bay, Ont.; his adoring grandson, Michael Campbell (Tiffany) of Riverview; great-grandson, Tyler; brother, Dennis Gaidamasciuk (Anne); sister, Pearl Ackerson (Cliff), all of Saint John; a brother-in-law, Albert MacNamara of Saint John and his nephew Billy Belding (Kathy) of Saint John, N.B., and Andrew Hillier, Mississauga, Ont. his brothers-in-law, Robert Hillier (Gertrude), Mississauga, Ont., Fred Hillier, George’s River, C.B., and Warren Hillier (Judy), Lawrencetown, N.S. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Colleen Lamb of North Bay, Ont., and one sister, Anna MacNamara. Honoring Tony’s wishes, there is no visitation or funeral service, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Tony’s memory made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, N.B., 506-857-9544. Online Condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca.
7/13/2011 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Gale Benedict Gale CBP 02/02/2011
Benedict Gale

Born in: Scotchtown, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Benedict Daniel Gale, 63, of Brampton, formerly of Scotchtown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Brampton Civic Hospital, with his loving family beside him. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Augustine and Elizabeth (Roach) Gale. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (William) Wilson, also Lisa's best friend, Jody Hibbit, who was like an adopted daughter grandson, Trent granddaughter, Akira, and former wife and life long friend, Linda (nee White) (Steve) Barton brothers, Lenus (Linda), New Waterford and Michael (Gerarda) Dutch Brook sister, Lois (Garry) Dimitrove, Port Alberni, B.C. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

2/26/2011 Scotchtown
Gale James 'Ick' Gale CBP 04/08/2011
The daughters of James Elmer ‘Ick’ Gale regret to announce the passing of their beloved father on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Ick was born in North Sydney to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Fricker) Gale on Dec. 30, 1930. As a young man he enjoyed athletics and could run like the wind. Under the guidance of his father, he became an avid angler and hunter, enjoying many trips with his family and friends. In his early years, Ick established himself as the Northside’s most reliable milkman while employed with the British Canadian Co-operative. Regardless of the weather conditions he made sure all of his customers were well cared for. Ick changed careers in the mid-1960s working as a steward with the CN Marine until his retirement in 1990. He was an active member of the Middle River Seniors Club and spent numerous hours volunteering at the Alderwood Guest Home in Baddeck. Another of Ick’s favourite pastimes was playing cards and like his father before him, he became a consummate pro at playing the game of crib. Whether you were his partner or his opponent, you would always be in for an interesting game. Ick was predeceased by his loving wife of 36 years, Arthena (Tean) Lorraine Amey, his sister, Greta Moore, brothers, John, George ‘Jigger’ and Eric ‘Turk.’ He is survived by daughters, Heather (Glen) Quirk, Oromocto, N.B., Nancy (Myers) Boutilier, Millville, Brenda (Donald) McCarthy, Georges River, Amy Lynn (Peter) Gouthro, North Sydney; and very special friend and partner, Greta Gardiner. Also surviving are sisters, Marie Marinelli, Sydney Mines, Goldie Carter, Halifax; and brother, Dennis, North Sydney. The loss of Elmer, lovingly known as Bicky, will leave a large void in the hearts of his nine grandchildren, Shannon, Brandy, Jaime, Sienna, Ryan, Kristina, Timothy, Mark and Adam, great-granddaughter, Sophia, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A celebration of Elmer’s life will be held 10 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request donation to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
7/31/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Galliot Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliot CBP 20/04/2011
Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliott

Born In: Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada

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

Rita passed into the loving arms of God and was reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald (Bud) Galliott, on April 17, 2011. Uncle Bud entered heaven on April 16, 1958. Rita was the daughter of the late Albert and Selina Heron of Newfoundland. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church. Aunt Rita moved to Glace Bay from Harbour le Cou, N.L., at a young age and became a loving wife, friend and neighbour to all who knew her. Aunt Rita resided on Cameron Street for most of her adult life where she kept the hands and feet of children, mail and paper carriers warm with her knitted socks and mittens. Aunt Rita leaves behind her sister, Lydia Francis, Newfoundland and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay as well as several nieces and nephews, Visitation will be held for Rita Galliott in Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.co

4/17/2011 Harbour le Cou, NFLD
Galliott Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliott CBP 20/04/2011
Rita passed into the loving arms of God and was reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald (Bud) Galliott, on April 17, 2011. Uncle Bud entered heaven on April 16, 1958. Rita was the daughter of the late Albert and Selina Heron of Newfoundland. She was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church. Aunt Rita moved to Glace Bay from Harbour le Cou, N.L., at a young age and became a loving wife, friend and neighbour to all who knew her. Aunt Rita resided on Cameron Street for most of her adult life where she kept the hands and feet of children, mail and paper carriers warm with her knitted socks and mittens. Aunt Rita leaves behind her sister, Lydia Francis, Newfoundland; and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay; as well as several nieces and nephews, Visitation will be held for Rita Galliott in Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
4/17/2011 Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada
Gardiner Douglas Gardiner CBP 15/12/2011
Doug passed away Dec. 12, 2011, at Victoria Hospital in his 68th year. Born in Chatham, Ont., March 27, 1943, son of the late Alfred Gardiner and Margaret (Kelly) Van Looy, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn (Carey) Gardiner; his daughters, Jackie (Chris) Andersen, London, Ont. and Tara, Toronto, Ont.; and stepfather, Albert Van Looy. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Sue) of Blenheim, Ont.; sister, Sharron Guyett and Kathy (Doug) Eade of London, Ont. Doug also had many extended family members living in Chatham and London. Doug and Evelyn retired to Cape Breton in 1997, after his successful 32-year career with London Hydro. Doug and Evelyn met while both serving with the RCAF and were married in May 1962 at RCAF Station Rockcliffe in Ottawa, Ont. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 083 in Florence, Cape Breton. He held several positions during his time there and enjoyed helping with breakfast on Sunday mornings. Many enjoyable times were had with family and friends around the kitchen table. While wine making was a hobby, his passion was traveling the roads throughout Canada and the U.S. by motor home and car. A trip to Ireland with daughter Tara in 2007 was a highlight of his love to see other places. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association. A mass will be held at St. Georges Roman Catholic Parish; 1164 Commissioners Rd., West, London Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in London, Ont.
12/12/2011 Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Gardiner Ebby Gardiner CBP 11/05/2011
Ebby Gardiner

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

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

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

5/9/2011 Sydney Mines on 30/9/1935
Gardiner Gregory 'Buddy' Gardiner CBP 28/06/2011
Peacefully on June 25, 2011 at Hospice Niagara with his family by his side, Buddy went into the arms of Jesus in his 71st year. Formerly of Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, N.S., he resided in Niagara for the past three years. Loving husband of Judy Gardiner (nee Boutilier) for 15 years. Loving father of David Gardiner (Diana) and stepfather of Jim Szeplaki (Shari) and Dave Szeplaki. Cherished Papa-Buddy to Hannah and Charlie Szeplaki. Predeceased by his former wife, Diane Gardiner (1996). Survived by his sister, Glenda Budden of Glace Bay. Uncle to Faith Scattolon and Gardiner Budden. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kerley and the staff of Hospice Niagara for their care and compassion shown towards Buddy and our family during his stay there. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Niagara would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Buddy's life will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Butler Funeral Home (33 Duke St., St. Catharines 905-684-2334) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Private interment to take place at a later date. Online Condolences can be made at www.butlerduke.ca.
6/25/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gardiner Robert Joseph Gardiner CBP 02/11/2011
It is with deep sadness, we regret to announce the sudden passing of Robert Joseph Gardiner on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Genevieve (MacDonald) Gardiner and the late Frank Gardiner. Robert worked in Ontario for many years, eventually settling back in Cape Breton. He was a very kind, gentle man who enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family. Besides his mother, Robert is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Tracy (Vincel) Laezko; eight grandchildren; brothers, Francis, Allie, Terry, Eddie, Eugene, Paul and Kevin; sisters, Marie, Margie, Theresa, Anne, Rita, Bertha, Bernadette and Joan. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Rev. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment at a later date. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/31/2011 Glace Bay , Nova Scotia, Canada
Garland Sally Garland CBP 03/06/2011
Sally Garland   Passed Away In: Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 24/02/2011   Sally Margaret Garland, 65, Whycocomagh passed away Thursday, Feb.  24, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital,  Sydney. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. A graveside  service will be held in Stewartdale Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5,  2011 with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis  Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.  
2/24/2011
Garland Sally Margaret Garland CBP 26/02/2011
Sally Margaret Garland, 65, Whycocomagh passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held in Stewartdale Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.
2/24/2011
Garnier Alonzo H. ‘Lonnie’ Garnier CBP 08/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we the family of Alonzo H. ‘Lonnie’ Garnier age 78, announce his sudden passing on Friday October 7, 2011 at his home. Lonnie will always be remembered by his family as a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Born in North Sydney he was a son of the late James R. and Sadie (Ogden) Garnier. Lonnie was employed with Marine Atlantic until his retirement in 1998. In his early years Lonnie started working with the CNR as a red cap at the age of 12, carrying luggage from the Imperial Hotel to the CN Terminal. Lonnie loved playing crib and tarabish, and the many friends he knew from the card games. He was a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and loved the trip to Toronto to see a game, with his sons Kirby, Blair and niece Tanya. He was always a Montreal Canadians fan. Lonnie was returning officer for the Town of North Sydney and later appointed supervisor for North Sydney by the returning officer of CBRM. Lonnie was a devout member of St. Joseph Church, and a 3rd degree member of Father William Kiely Council, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughter Edith (Ley); his four sons Lonnie Jr. (Paula), Kirby (Lori), Frank (Melanie), Blair (Amiee); grandchildren Mark, Ryan, Bhreagh (Adam), Tanya, Natasha, Kailey, Shane, Victoria, Colton, Andy, Joshua; great grandson Peyton and two other great grandchildren on the way. Also surviving his brothers Don Garnier, Glace Bay, John Garnier, Oromocto, Clyde (Evelyn) Garnier, Ottawa; brothers-in-law Bill Kirby (Colleen), Clive Kirby (Violet) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years Jean (Kirby) Garnier; sisters Polly Young, Patricia Hamilton, Shirley Roussel; brothers Jim, Sid, Reg, Wally and Terry Garnier. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Igoe for the wonderful care he has given our dad and to his nephew Mike Young for always being there when dad needed him and to his friends Gerard Keigan and Danny Poirier for there many visits with our dad. A visitation for Lonnie will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
10/7/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gaudet Kevin Gaudet CBP 07/10/2011
It is with great sadness, we the family of the late Kevin Gaudet, announce his peaceful passage from Foothills Hospital on Sept. 29, 2011, with his family by his side. After a long arduous battle Kevin can rest now knowing he was a great father, loving son and brother, and a mentor for many. Kevin is survived by his two children, Matthew, Edmonton, Alta. and Nicole of Canmore, Alta. Kevin is also survived by his mother, Doris Gaudet (nee Reid), Albert Bridge; brothers, Wayne (Wendy), Barry and Darren (Leslie), all of Cambridge, Ont.; two sisters, Brenda, Albert Bridge and Janet, Canmore; as well as many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt gratitude to the many professionals who contributed to Kevin’s care, both at Canmore Hospital, Bow Valley Homecare and at Foothills Hospital, Calgary. Thank you so much. There will be a private memorial when Kevin returns to his home in Cape Breton. He was our guiding light, now may he find peace and light of his own. We miss you, dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Well wishes may be sent to gaudet.nicole@yahoo.com or brendagaudet1@hotmail.com. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
9/29/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gaudet Marguerite Gaudet CBP 29/11/2011
With sadness and fond memories we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Nov. 27, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Marguerite was the daughter of the late John and Mary Wall. Marguerite lived on George Street in Sydney before moving to the Cove Guest Home. She was a past member and secretary of Immaculate Heart of Mary CWL, Mira Road, and also a choir member. Surviving are her daughters, Donna (Jim) Innes, Ontario, Raylene (Angelo) Costantino, Diane (Darrell) Burke, both of Sydney; and daughter-in-law, Ruth Gaudet, Bedford. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Mark, Carrie, Raymond, Derrick, Michelle, Shane, Holly, Katie, Chris and Patty-Ann and 12 great-grandchildren; and by brother, Charles Wall. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, son, Brian and great-granddaughter, Hope, sisters, Rose, Mabel and Betty and brothers, William, Roderick, Raymond, Donald and John. Visitation for Marguerite will be held from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1679 George St., Sydney, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations may be made the Cove Guest Home or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
11/27/2011
Gaum Julia G. (Julie) Gaum CBP 14/04/2011
With heavy hearts we regret to announce the passing of our mother, Julia G. (Julie) Gaum, at the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 13, 2011, following a lengthy illness and hospitalization. Born in Sydney, she was the eldest daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Buell) Cahill. In death as in life, she will be together always with her beloved husband Harry, who passed away in 2004. She was also predeceased by her brother, William Cahill and her sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Maurice Sampson. For nearly 30 years, Julie and Harry were equal partners in the family business, Harry Gaum Distributors Ltd., delivering Esso Home Heating products in the greater Sydney area. Julie was a member of St. Joseph’s parish and a member of St. Joseph’s parish CWL. As a former hair stylist, Mom took great pride in her appearance over the years, ensuring a youthful look always. Very much an advocate of healthy lifestyles, she exercised on a regular basis, walking almost daily to town and faithfully practising her yoga until she became ill. Meal planning for her family was of utmost importance to her and in later years she thoroughly enjoyed dining out at various local restaurants with her son, Gerald. She so enjoyed her annual vacations with her family and friends to “The Old Home Week” celebrations in Charlottetown, P.E.I. and to the Truro Exhibition. She loved her home and her gardens and both were looked after with tender loving care. An avid supporter of local craft shows, she loved to purchase hand made treats and send loving packages to her three adorable granddaughters whom she was so proud of. She is lovingly remembered and survived by her son, Gerald of Sydney and her son, Bruce, his wife Alexis and their three adoring daughters, Samantha, Ali and Hannah, all of Toronto, Ont. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Cahill, Kingston, Ont.; numerous loving nephews and nieces. At the family’s request there is no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 16th., 2011 at St. Joseph Parish, Cabot St., Sydney, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of mom made to the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 1482 George St., Sydney, N.S. would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
4/13/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gear James Edward Gear CBP 31/01/2011
James Edward Gear

Born in: Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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

1/26/2011 Florence
Geddes Roy Geddes CBP 01/01/2011
Roy Geddes

Born in: Old Barns Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Roy Benjamin Geddes of Sydney River on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care home. Roy was the beloved husband for 50 years to Hazel (Windsor-Olson). Roy was the son of Gordon and Susan (Crowe) Geddes of Old Barns, Truro, N.S. Left to mourn are daughter, June Mac Lean and son, Lee Geddes stepson, Bruce (Judy) Olson stepdaughter, Carolyn (Kerry) Waterfield and daughter-in-law, Ruthanne Geddes, as well as 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Roy was predeceased by his first wife, Madaline, sister, Freeda, brother, Stewart, and a sister-in-infancy. Most recently, he was predeceased by his youngest son, Robert Geddes and grandsons, Benjamin 'Ben' Geddes and David Mac Lean. Roy was one of the founding members of the Golden K Kinsmen Club and Spanish River Seniors Club. Roy was a faithful member of First United Church where he held several volunteer positions including Clerk of Session and Elder. He was also a member of Club 55, Riverside Seniors Club, Steelworkers and Pensioners Club, and Club 105. A carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade, Roy leaves behind many beautiful pieces of furniture, cabinets, ornaments, and wooden toys that he hand crafted. He worked his trade at Schurmans (PEI), Halldays (Truro), JW Stephens (Sydney) and finally retired from Read Lumber in Sydney. At this time the family wish to send a heart-filled thank you to the staff at Harbourstone for the meticulous care and attention paid to Roy during his stay. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place tonight, Monday, Jan 3, 2011, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wade Reppert presiding at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. Reception to follow Burial at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations can be sent to First United Church, Red Cross, Ben Geddes Memorial fund at Cape Breton University, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.chanfuneralhome.com.

1/1/2011 Old Barns, Truro
Gerrior George Gregory Gerrior CBP 29/04/2011
George Gregory Gerrior

Born In: Johnstown, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

It is with great sadness that we, the family of George, announce his passing Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Born in Johnstown, C.B., he was the son of Mary Catherine (Campbell) Gerrior and the late Joseph Gerrior. He was a lifelong, active member of Sacred Heart parish in Johnstown. For 39 years, George worked as a professional driver for Seaboard Transport Group. Over the years on the road, his work gave him the opportunity to establish many friendships across Cape Breton Island. When he wasn't driving, he took every opportunity to enjoy get-togethers with family, music and friends. He could often be found in the yard working at some of his favourite pastimes landscaping or gardening. He took great pride in his home on the hill and loving family within. He'll be remembered for the ease in which he smiled, his quiet and gentle way and his ability to say so much with so little. George is survived by his wife, Mary Anita (Campbell) Gerrior children, Yvette (Ashley) Bouchie, Greg and Andrea. He is also survived by his mother four sisters, Patricia Mc Namara, Annie (Pius) White, Mary Josephine (Terry) Mc Namara, Jean (Blair) Mc Namara and his twin brother, Neil. He will be missed greatly by all his family including many nieces and nephews and especially his two granddaughters, Madeleine Bouchie and Georgia Gerrior. Visitation will take place in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter's, Saturday, April 30 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Johnstown, with Fr. Joe Gillis officiating, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com

4/27/2011 Johnstown, Nova Scotia
Gillard Gerald B. Gillard CBP 16/09/2011
Gerald B. Gillard, 63 of Mira Gut passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Hursel and Annie Mae (Gillis) Gillard. During his career, Gerald worked for, Cameron's Lumber, Phalen's Bakery, Ideal Foods, Dilney's Trucking and MacDonald Trucking. He is survived by sisters, Jacqueline (Robert) Notarfranco, Enid (Berry) Warner, Glace Bay and brothers, Irvin (Joan), Thorold, Ont., Hurcel (Sheila), Sydney Mines and David (Anderine), Corner Brook, Nfld. Visitation for Gerald will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Monday, Sept. 19,2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gilbert Dube officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the SPCA or to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com.
9/12/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillard Rodney Gillard CBP 15/10/2011
It is with deep sorrow, that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, father and uncle. Rodney passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident in Alberta. He was a resident of Fort McMurray. Born on April 3, 1970, in Glace Bay, Rodney is the son of Steve and Marlyn (Chant) Gillard. Rodney spent the past number of years working in Alberta as a pipefitter and plumber. He was a member of Local 488 in Edmonton and a former member of Local 682 in Sydney. Rodney was a very gentle, kind and considerate son who loved his family very much. He will be held forever in our hearts. Rodney is survived by his daughter, Jessie Olivia, whom he loved dearly, and her mother, Jovita Hynes. Also surviving are his brothers, Todd (Carole), Halifax, Bradley (Natalie), Edmonton, Jeffery (Jennifer), with whom he resided; nieces and nephews, Jack Stephen, Jerzee Kate, Jessie and McKayla, who were his special family. Rodney is also survived by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in both Canada and U.S.A. Cremation has taken place in Edmonton. Rodney’s cremated ashes will be taken back home to Glace Bay by his brothers, Bradley and Jeffery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Martha MacDonald, is Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A reception will follow at the North Street Club, Glace Bay. As an expression of sympathy for Rodney, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. As long as life and memory last, ‘We will Remember You.’
10/11/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Allister Gillis CBP 22/07/2011
Allister Gillis It is with sadness, that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Allister Gillis at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear soon. Arrangements are entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/22/2011
Gillis Allister J. Gillis CBP 27/08/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allister J. Gillis on July 18, 2011 at his residence in Glace Bay. Born in Glace Bay, he was the loving son of the late Ronald and Catherine (Spencer) Gillis. Allister worked for a time with Sony and the lumber industry in Ontario. In 1978, he returned home to help his mom and to work in the construction field in N.S. Recently he enjoyed working at the oil refineries in Alberta. His favourite pastimes were hunting, fishing, darts and the odd game of tarabish. He also enjoyed tinkering around old cars with his old friend and neighbour, Thomas Yates (Tabby). Allister enjoyed the simple things in life, which he did well. Always a smile instead of a frown. Always a hand when one was down. He was an extremely true, thoughtful, and kind gentleman who constantly offered his help to anyone in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He will be forever missed by his brothers, Clement (Alice), Glace Bay, Sheldon (Florence), Toronto; sisters, Bernice (Leo) MacDonald, Antigonish, Jacqueline (late James) MacDonald, Glace Bay; many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Besides his parents, Allister was predeceased by a brother, Rannie, in infancy. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to charity of your choice. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca
7/18/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Bernard Joseph ‘Bernie’ Gillis CBP 16/06/2011
Bernard Joseph ‘Bernie’ Gillis, 66, of Inverness, formerly of Gillisdale, passed away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, on Monday, June 13, 2011, with family by his side. Born in Sydney on July 21,1944, he was a son of the late Peter and Josephine (Wludyka) Gillis. Bernie is survived by his wife, Geraldine; stepchildren, Angela (Franco) Liberatore, Shamus (Jill) MacDonnell, Sean (Elizabeth) MacIsaac, Patrick (Susanna) MacIsaac; Gail MacKinnon (who was like his daughter); brothers, Peter (Patsy) Gillis, Duncan (Carmen) Gillis, Stanley (Joanne) Gillis; sisters, Cathy (Richard) Barrington, Lorraine (Patrick) Romard; grandchildren, Thomas (John Henry), Lauren, Marcus, Matteo, Molly and Emily; aunt, Stella; several cousins; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Ian Poirier. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online Condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
6/13/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 21st, 1944
Gillis Deloris CBP 21/07/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deloris Gillis, who passed away peacefully at her home in Sydney Mines on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Born in Sydney Mines on February 22, 1940, Deloris was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rita MacLeod. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deloris is survived by her husband Bernie, and her children; Joe (Charlene), Sydney Mines, Alex (Laura Jane), Little Narrows, Kim (Darryl) MacKinnon, Sydney Mines, and Willina (Troy) Pero, Bras d'Or, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Deloris was predeceased by her son Murdock Thomas. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour.
7/19/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 22nd, 1940
Gillis Donald Norman Gillis CBP 08/09/2011
Donald Norman Gillis passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late A. Wilfred and Kathleen (MacAulay) Gillis. Don was a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy. After a short career as a funeral director in New Brunswick, Don spent many years in the food industry with Kraft General Foods and more recently, with Crossmark. Don is survived by his brothers, David (Eva), Edmonton, Kenneth (Grace), Charlottetown, Lorne (Wanda), Coxheath and Wilfred (Bev), Edmonton and his sister-in-law, Cherie, Coxheath. He is also survived by his special nieces and nephews, who will always lovingly remember “Uncle Don”. Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Gordon in 2005. Visitation will take place in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. There will also be a visitation at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in the family plot at Eastmount Cemetery. Memorials in Don’s memory may be made to Christmas Daddies, the Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
9/6/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Jerome Gillis CBP 06/08/2011
Jerome Gillis, age 101, of New Waterford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at the New Waterford Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Grand Mira in 1910, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (MacDonald) Gillis. Jerome was a loyal and staunch member of the former St. Agnes Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders. In 1946 he went to working in the coal mines, retiring after many years of service. He was a long time active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford. Jerome was a self taught man that lead an interesting life venturing into many fields of endeavour. Jerome was a hobo in the 30s, joined the army in the 40s, became a coal miner in the 50s and 60s, retired from mining in the 70s and throughout he fervently enjoyed his many interests of hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, playing cribbage, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, listening to Scottish music and folklore, the pipes, drums and the odd nip of good scotch whiskey with friends and family. But Jerome’s first and only love was his wife, the late Sally (McNeil) Gillis, who he again will lovingly hold in his arms. Jerome basked in the joy of his extended family. He is survived by his brother, John P. of Livonia, Mich., granddaughter, Starlett and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Jerome was predeceased by a son, Bernie; sisters, Helen, Josie, Katie, Margaret; brothers, James A., and Donald. Jerome gave generously to the church and local hospitals over the years. To the end he was fortunate to have all his faculties intact. He was still swimming and fishing up to a couple of years ago. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Jerome’s cousin, Fr. Norman MacPhee is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church, followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Army, Navy, Airforce Hall on Smith Street. As an expression of sympathy for Jerome, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/4/2011 Grand Mira, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Joe Vincent Gillis CBP 23/08/2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of a dear brother and uncle, Joe Vincent Gillis, age 72, a resident of Toronto, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Joe Vincent was born in North Sydney and was the youngest son of the late John Peter and Catherine Sarah (MacKenzie) Gillis. He served 16 years with the Canadian Air Force before leaving this to pursue his passion of harness racing. He made his home in Toronto, but spent the winter months working in the Meadowlands, New Jersey. His proudest moment came when he was part of the team of The Little Brown Jug winner, Merger in 1982. Joe Vincent made several trips home to visit with family and friends and to place the occasional bet at the local racetracks. He will always be remembered for his quiet, friendly way and sharp wit. Joe Vincent is survived by his sister, Margaret ‘Tweet’ Monroe and her family and by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Gussie, A.J., Archie and Howard and by sisters, Flora Wilmot, Theresa Hiscock, Vonnie Flemming and Josie Burke. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass for Joe Vincent will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
8/17/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis John Archie Gillis CBP 30/12/2011
It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. John Archie passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born in Mabou, N.S., he was the son of the late James and Catherine (McPhee) Gillis and was a faithful member of the former St. Agnes Church, and more recently the parish of St. Leonard, both in New Waterford. As a young man he worked in No. 12, 16 and18 collieries. John Archie will mainly be remembered as a family man who truly enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed taking long drives in his car, playing card games, watching Saturday night hockey and listening to fiddle music, especially during his trips to the Broad Cove concerts. He was a very gentle and easygoing man who loved being around people and truly enjoyed hearing a good joke. John Archie was a long time member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He will be sadly missed by his loving children, daughters, Rebecca (Francis) Fiore, New Waterford, Shauna (Steph) Gillis, New Victoria; sons, Daniel, Raymond, both of New Waterford, Robert, Brampton, Ont.; grandchildren, John-James, Katlyn, Barbara, Kimberly, Aaron, Laurissa, Taylor, Lloyd, Nicole, Robin; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dave, Brandon, Sara, Michael, Jordan, Taylor, Brooklyn, Jailyn; daughter-in-law, Debbie Gillis and son-in-law, Moe Duguid. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Marguerite ‘Dolly’ (nee Brady), sons, Edwin, John Boyd, Lloyd, daughter Barbara, and brother Angus. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church. Cremation will follow with interment in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date. Following the funeral mass a reception will be held in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street. As an expression of sympathy for John Archie, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the VON or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/28/2011 Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis John 'John John' Cameron Gillis CBP 03/01/2011
John 'John John' Cameron Gillis

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

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

Beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle died peacefully in his home at Celtic Court on Jan. 1, 2011. Born in Sydney, July 6, 1970, John-John was the son of John and Mary Margaret Gillis and brother of Karen (Travis Payzant), Cathy (Neil MacDonald) and Patricia (Doug Dufour). John-John was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College. He loved music, friends and laughter. He was a former Y's man and life-long Montreal Canadiens fan. Besides his parents and sisters, John-John also leaves behind his maternal grandmother, Hilda MacDonald two special nephews, Greg and Jack MacDonald aunts, Margie (Tommy) Hartigan, Colleen (Danny) Johnston, Anne Louise Leith uncles, Alex (Valerie) MacDonald, Francis (Karen) MacDonald, Peter (Patricia) MacDonald and Danny (Dani) MacDonald and many cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his special godmother, Dale (Tony) Orychock. John-John was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Mayme Gillis, maternal grandfather, Hector MacDonald and his aunts, Laurie McCarron and Bonnie Tobin. Visitation for the late John 'John-John' Cameron Gillis will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate John-John's life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in John-John's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. John-John was well cared for in the past several years by wonderful nurses and staff at Celtic Court and the staff at the CBRH, particularly 4A and 4C. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.

1/1/2011 Sydney on 6/7/1970
Gillis John Joseph Allan Gillis CBP 28/10/2011
John Joseph Allan Gillis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, at the age of 86. John was born in Glace Bay, Dec. 9, 1924, the only son of the late John R. and Margaret (Butler) Gillis. John was a member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount, since 1954 and a member of the parish Men’s Club. He was employed by the Department of National Defence at Point Edward Naval Base and later at the Sydney Radar Base, until his retirement in 1982. Though John was a quiet man, he taught his children many things by example. He had a keen interest in how things worked and a talent for repairing them for family and friends on a regular basis. He was recognized for his part in the 1969 water rescue of two teenage girls at Blackett’s Lake and was acknowledged by the Red Cross for his dedication as a blood donor. John was also known for his quick wit and contagious laugh that fortunately continued throughout his illness. John was a devoted husband to Idella (Levangie) for the past 58 years. He is also survived by his six children, Caron Harker (Jim), Dartmouth, Sharon Fitzsimmons (Jim), Dartmouth, Michael (Sheila), Howie Centre, Denise MacNeil (Owen), Riverview, N.B., Scott (Elizabeth), Saint John, and Rosanne Gillis-Roy (Andre), Howie Centre. John was extremely proud of his 17 grandchildren, Chris, Andrew, Kylene, Tiana, Brad, Lindsay, Zach, Whitney, Erin, Mark, Adam, Ryan, Brandon, Shea, Callaghan, Sloan and Sophia; and his five great-grandchildren, Katelyne, Maclaine, Addison, Declan and Brogan. John is survived by one sister, Dorothy MacNeil (late John F.). He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Morrison (late Vincent). Special thanks to Dr. Liam Orrell, Dr. John Ritter, the palliative care nurses and especially the doctors and staff of Mira Bay at Harbourstone Enhanced Care who treated John like a member of their family since he became a resident in June 2007. Visitation for Mr. Gillis will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Reception to follow at Westside legion, Westmount. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Arthritis Society. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
10/26/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Mary Margaret (MacDonald) Gillis CBP 06/09/2011
Mary Margaret (MacDonald) Gillis died peacefully at her home in Whitney Pier on Sept. 3, 2011. Born on Sept. 22, 1944, Mary Margaret was the daughter of Hilda MacDonald and the late Hector MacDonald. The eldest of six children, she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1963 with a bachelor of education. Mary Margaret is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Gillis; her daughters, Karen (Travis Payzant), Cathy (Neil MacDonald) and Patricia (Douglas Dufour); and grandsons, Greg and Jack MacDonald. She is also survived by her mother, Hilda; sister, Anne Louise Leith; brothers, Alex (Valerie), Francis (Karen), Peter (Trish) and Danny (Dany) MacDonald. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, as well as her sisters-in-law, Margie Hartigan (Tommy) and Colleen Johnston (Danny); and brother-in-law, Harry Tobin. Mary Margaret was predeceased by her son, John (John-John), father, Hector MacDonald, sisters-in-law, Laurie McCarron and Bonnie Tobin, and brother-in-law, Jimmy McCarron. Mary Margaret devoted much of her life to caring for anyone she saw as friends and family. The life of her son, John-John stands as a testament to her strength and her courage. Her younger nieces, Katie, Jennifer, Isabelle and Molly spent many of their pre-school days reading and laughing with Mary Margaret. She will be remembered by all as a woman who put her family first, but had time for everyone. Mary Margaret’s warm spirit, generosity, humour and sense of adventure will be sadly missed by all who knew her, and especially by her sister-in-law, Colleen Johnston, with whom she travelled many miles and shared much laughter and her sister-in-law, Trish MacDonald with whom she shared a long history of memories and friendship. Visitation for the late Mary Margaret Gillis will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Mary Margaret’s life will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Mary Margaret’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
9/3/2011 Canada Born: August 22nd, 1944
Gillis Mary 'Theresa' Gillis CBP 19/04/2011
Mary 'Theresa' Gillis

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Mary Theresa Gillis, 80 of 500 Kings Rd., passed away quietly at home on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late David and Sarah A. (MacDonald) Gillis. She was a former member of Sacred Heart parish. Theresa was employed for many years both at St. Rita Hospital and Sydney Credit Union. Prior to this, she also worked for Art Lipton. She was an avid visitor to New York and was a true cat lover. She is survived by a sister, Geraldine 'Gerry', of Sydney and by several cousins. Theresa was predeceased by her brother, Sandy. There will be no visitation for the late Theresa Gillis. Donations to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.twcurry.com.

4/17/2011 Sydney
Gillis Matilda (Currie) Gillis CBP 29/07/2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Matilda (Currie) Gillis announce her passing on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she had resided for many years. Born in Sydney, Tillie was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Mary (MacNeil) Currie (Columbia St.), Sydney. She was educated at Constantine and Sydney Academy and was a graduate of N.S. Normal College. Left to mourn her passing are daughter, Jane (Roy) Hella and sons, Daniel and Paul, all of Albuquerque. She was a wonderful “Nana” to her precious grandchildren, Mollie and Joe. Also surviving are her brother, Michael and sisters, Helen (Steve) Pachok, all of Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Tillie was predeceased by husband, Gerald Gillis (formerly of Glace Bay) and a son, Joseph; sisters, Theresa and Frances and brothers, Donald, Neil and Peter (in infancy). Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date in Ottawa, alongside Gerald and Joe.
7/25/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 14th, 1933
Giovannetti John Lawrence Giovannetti CBP 21/01/2011
John Lawrence Giovannetti

Born in: Port Morien, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 01/10/1921

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 19/01/2011

It is with deep sorrow that we, the family of John Lawrence Giovannetti, announce his passing Jan. 19, 2011, at Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home in Glace Bay. Born Oct. 1, 1921, in Port Morien, John was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Thomas) Giovannetti. He was a member of St. Mary parish and Branch 55, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Morien. John served with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers in the Second World War. He landed on Juno Beach on D Day June 6, 1944. John was wounded in Goerlie, Holland, in October 1944. As a result, his left arm was amputated at the shoulder. John returned home in 1945, married Alena Miles and raised 11 children. John worked for 30 years with the Department of Highways as a labourer, foreman and area supervisor retiring in 1985. Despite having only one arm, John became a top flight athlete. He was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, in recognition of his many achievements in the sport of trap shooting. He competed across Canada and the United States winning the Nova Scotia Championship in 1967 and two Canadian Championships in 1974 and 1985. His proudest accomplishment in the sport was his win of the Southern Grand American in Florida in 1982. John is survived by his wife, Alena (Miles) four sons, Gary, Port Morien, Clement, Port Morien, Eric, Sydney and David (Susan), Port Morien seven daughters, Sherry (John) Warren, Almonte, Ont., Judy Giovannetti (Jim Surette), Mira Gut, Patricia Giovannetti (Real Courcey), Numeau, New Caledonia, Lynn (Terry), Port Morien, Anita Giovannetti, Port Morien, Jennifer (Robert) Seeley, Montague, P.E.I., Joy Giovannetti (Scott Retford), Glace Bay 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Raymond (Elaine), British Columbia, Joseph, Ontario and sister, Dolores Zorychta, Glace Bay. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by brothers, Clement, Charles and Edmund and sisters, Florence, Marguerite, Gladys, Eileen and Colleen. Visitation will take place at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church in Port Morien on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Taigh Na Mara or charity of your choice. Email condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca

1/19/2011 Port Morien
Googoo Alexander 'Alex R' Googoo CBP 02/04/2011
A well-known resident of We’koqma’q passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck on Thursday March 31, 2011. He was the son of late Micheal B. Googoo and late Ellen (Sylliboy). Born in We’koqma’q April 26, 1936. He was married to his first wife the late Pauline Gould of Eskasoni for 33 years. They had eight children – late Terry Googoo, Frankie, Rara, Glenda, Draw, Sheila, Vivy & Lilly. He is survived by his second wife Priscilla (Isadore) of Wagmatcook. They have three children – Gubby, Carolynn and Darryl. Also his mother-in-law Marie Basque. Alex R was a well respected member of Waycobah. He was well liked by many friends from near and afar. Alex was a journeyman, carpenter, painter, and constable for many years. Alex also serviced as an Elder’s Council Member. His trades allowed him to build homes, a school, and churches in Waycobah and in Wagmatcook where he renovated other buildings and a church. His jobs included working blueberry industry, pulp industry, fisheries, as a sportsman, a former fire chief and basket maker. In his younger years, Alex enjoyed hockey, baseball, archery, etc. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren. He is survived by daughters, Rara Gould (Terry), Glenda, Draw, Lilly, Vivy, Carolynn all of We’koqma’q; Sheila Williams (Daniel) of Lincoln, N.B.; stepdaughter Fallon Isadore of Wagmatcook; sons, Frankie Googoo (Shannon), Donnie and special son Dougie Paul all of We’koqma’q; Gabriel & Daryl of Wagmatcook; brothers, William Googoo of Millbrook; Bernie B. Googoo (Phyllis), Stanley B. Googoo (Betty), Henry Googoo (Binta) all of We’koqma’q; sisters, Mary B. Bernard (late Andrew), Geraldine Paul (late Michael John) of We’koqma’q, Barbara Googoo of Maine, USA, Anna K Pierro (Francis) of Wagmatcook, Germaine Martin (Philip) of Millbrook; foster sisters, Bridgette Marshall of West Bay and Matilda Koopman (Frank) of Ottawa; grandchildren Pop-I, Donnie, Tiffany, Whitney, Doris, Pauline, Lynn, Dylan, Wasuek, Desmond, Cecelia, Sondra, Diamond, Sherise, Kirk, Bailey, Hayden, Shannah (Princess), Natasha, Everette & Jessie; great-grandchildren B-Rod, Lexiney, Vada, Maylene, Joyce, Jali and Brysen. Alex was also survived by godchildren, Martin Bernard, Tiny Cremo, Noel Mike Bernard, Micky Googoo, Little Terry, Amanda Googoo, Whitney Gould and countless nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Terry Googoo; brothers, Gabrieal Googoo, Ryan J. Googoo, Donald Googoo; three siblings at infancy, granddaughter, Francesca. Visitation will be held overnight in Wagmatcook Blessed Kateri Parish, Queen of the World Church after 8 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2011 for two nights in We’koqma’q at 12 Googoo’s Lane (twins house) on April 3, after 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 1p.m. Tuesday April 5, in Holy Trinity Church Waycobah with Father Robert McNeil & Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forward to the family at www.haverstocks.com.
3/31/2011 We'koqma'q, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 26th, 1936
Googoo Keith Googoo CBP 24/11/2011
Keith passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at home. Born in Baddeck, he was a son of the late Angus and Mary K. (Young) Googoo. Keith was a fun loving, caring man who was a dear friend to many people. Keith was a huge fan of playing hockey with his friends and spent a lot of time cheering for his favourite NHL hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche. Keith will always be remembered for his infectious smile, kind heart, generosity and friendships. He was also well known as a hard-working fisherman for his community. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqmaq. He was a loving, caring, devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew, godfather and friend. Surviving are his siblings, John Angus, Sue Evans (Ray Evans), Cynthia Sark (George Sark), Stephen T. Googoo, Eleanor Googoo, all of We’koqmaq; aunts, Josephine Peck, Wagmatook, Caroline Marshall, Membertou, Jane Abram, Millbrook; nieces and nephews, Elaine, Kira, Cynthia, Asha, Jade, Sara, R.J., George Jr.; great-nephew, Andrew; godchildren, Shayne, Wesley, Cynthia, Brady, Jali and Peyton. Visitation will be after 4 p.m., today in the family residence, 9221 Trans-Canada Highway 105, We’koqmaq. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 from Blessed Katerie parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McNeil officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements for Keith are under the care and direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.
11/21/2011 Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gordon Elsie Alberta Gordon CBP 12/04/2011
Elsie Alberta Gordon, 97, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly, Castle Drive, Sydney, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. Born in Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., N.S., Elsie was the daughter of the late Levi and Etta (Allen) Hurlburt. She was a member of United Baptist Church, Sydney. Surviving are her daughter, Lorraine (Reagh) Simpson, Iroquois, Ont.; sister, Helen (Fred) Sabin, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co. and two grandchildren, Todd and Dean. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; sisters, Iva and Jean; and brothers, Percy, Robert and Austin. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Hussey officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sydney United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.
4/11/2011 Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gordon Gordon Pittman CBP 17/10/2011
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our dear brother Gordon Pittman on Sept. 22, 2011, at the Toronto General Hospital. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Jack and Kay (Furlong) Pittman. Gordon is survived by his brother, Art (Kay) Pittman, Halifax, N.S.; three sisters, Gail (Nick) Bruevels, Stewiack, N.S., Helen (Stan), Cambridge, Ont., Tina (Wendell) Connors, Sydney, N.S.; a sister-in-law, Margeurite Pittman, Sydney, N.S. and by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Gordie was predeceased by his brother, John and sister, Margie. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place Nov. 3, 2011.
9/22/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gorham Lucille (Bagnell) Gorham CBP 08/01/2011
Lucille (Bagnell) Gorham

Born in: Gabarus, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Tavistock, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 06/01/2011

Lucille Mae (Bagnell) Gorham, 82, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at People Care in Tavistock, Ont., where she had resided for nearly five years. Born in Gabarus, Cape Breton, Lucille was predeceased by her husband, Donald Arthur Gorham, and lived in Welland, Ont., for most of her adult life. She received her nursing training from Sydney City Hospital in Nova Scotia. She was a longtime nurse at the Welland General Hospital and a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Cathi Gorham-Mol (Woodstock) and Beth Gorham (Ottawa) her son-in-law, Rob Mol, her adored grandchildren, Leah, Lucas and Jacoba Mol and Maia Gorham sisters-in-law, Ruth Gorham and Elva Bagnell niece, Judy (Hardy) Creighton her much-loved cousins and all of her family and friends. Lucille excelled at nursing and was a natural caretaker of all living things. She met Donnie in Welland, where she moved to pursue her career. They were married for 43 years before he died in 1998 from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She dearly loved her birthplace of Gabarus and she passed on that love to her family. She treasured her steadfast family and friends, who were such a wonderful support and comfort to her in later years. She was predeceased by her brother, Everett Bagnell and sisters, Agnes (Bagnell) Hardy and Margaret Bagnell. She was the daughter of the late James and Amy (MacGillivray) Bagnell. Lucille's family offers heartfelt gratitude to the amazing staff members of People Care, who took such good care of her and treated her with familial respect and dignity. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada or any local Alzheimer's chapter. A burial service will be conducted at a later date at Fonthill Cemetery near Welland.

1/6/2011 Gabarus
Gorman Sister Kathleen Gorman CBP 04/04/2011
Sister Kathleen Gorman (Sister St. Patrick of the Cross) died peacefully Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the CND Health Care Center in Sydney. Born in Antigonish, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John P. and Margaret (MacKinnon) Gorman, all from Antigonish County. Sister Gorman made her religious profession in the Congregation of Notre Dame on Aug. 30, 1938. Sister taught in various schools in the Cape Breton area, including Sydney Mines, Port Hood, Mabou, New Victoria, Holy Angels High School, Sydney as well as in New Glasgow and Larry’s River. After retiring from teaching, Sister spent nine years rendering service in Drayton Valley, Alta. In 2003, due to failing health Sister Gorman took up residence at the CND Health Care Center in Sydney. Sister was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Mona MacDonald, Antigonish, and Irene Reyno, Halifax. She was also predeceased by one brother, William. Sister leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Sister Gorman will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Monday, April 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Anthony Daniel Church on Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m., with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online Condolences may be made at T.W. Curry.com.
4/2/2011 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gosse Selby H. Gosse CBP 03/01/2011
Selby H. Gosse

Born in: Belle Island, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 31/12/2010

It is with deep regret the family of Selby 'Syl' Gosse announce his passing Dec. 31, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Belle Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Richard and Levine May (Neal) Gosse. He was employed as a steelworker, retiring from Sydney Steel after 43 years of service. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards, darts and bowling. As the temperatures became warmer each year, he looked forward to moving to his summer home in Sangaree, where he would go fishing, gardening, pitching horseshoes and enjoyed the the outdoors and company of friends and neighbours stopping by. He is survived by two brothers, Jim (Emily) and Granville (Elizabeth), Mount Pearl, N.L. sisters, Doris Normore, Belle Island, and Rose (Alex Peddle), Louisport, N.L. and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his niece and caregiver, Lorraine Mouland and extended family, Marion, David, Justin and Sarah Humphrey, Philip, Pam, Amy (Laurent Jeunet) and Rebecca Mouland, Brian and Avery Mouland and Barbie and Patrick and his beloved dog Nikki. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pearl and two brothers, George and Lloyd. At Syl's request, there will be no funeral, wake or memorial service. His remains have been donated to Dalhousie University to be used for science research. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, SPCA or charity of choice.

12/31/2010 Belle Island, NFLD
Gould Caroline Gould CBP 26/10/2011
Caroline Gould, 91, born in Chapel Island on Oct. 25, 1919, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, friends and relatives at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. She is survived by five daughters, Ethel Johnson (Howard), Eskasoni, N.S., Marjorie Gould, Waycobah, N.S., Margaret Pelletier (Richard), New Mills, N.B., Eunice Gould, Eskasoni, N.S., and Annie Gould, Eskasoni, N.S. Caroline is also survived by brother-in-law, Noel J. Gould; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Caroline was predeceased by her husband, Roddie J. Gould; parents, Michael L. and Janie (Peck) Paul, Chapel Island, N.S.; 11 siblings, and six grandchildren. Caroline was a respected elder, mentor, teacher, and a renowned basketmaker who made great contributions to the preservation of Mi’kmaw culture, language, and the arts. Among her many awards and distinctions in recognition for her artistic accomplishments in Basketry, she was honoured by being delegated by the province of Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaq Nation to present a basket to Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Nova Scotia on June 28, 2010. Visitation will take place at 160 Reservation Rd. (fishery building) on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. (family) and after 4 p.m. for the public. Funeral service will be at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Blessed Kateri Parish, Waycobah, N.S. Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 with Fr. Robert McNeil officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. Everyone is invited to attend a Feast (Dinner) and Salite (Auction) at the We’koqma’q Community Hall following the burial service. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
10/22/2011 Chapel Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: October 25th, 1919
Gouthro Fred Gouthro CBP 07/06/2011
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Fred Gouthro, 59, of Mill Creek, at his home on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Born in North Sydney on April 30,1952, he was the son of the late Martin amd Mary Gouthro of Frenchvale. Fred will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Brenda (Marsh) Gouthro; his daughters, Donna (Shaun) McGean, Tracey (Billy) MacDonald and his grandchildren, Shaun D., Ella, Mary and Charlie Beth. Also surviving are his twin brother, Thomas (Peggy) Gouthro and sisters, Regina Cann (Cecil Parsons), Martina Donovan and Mildred MacKinnon. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Boutilier and many nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Frenchvale. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/4/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gouthro Frederick 'Fred' Gouthro CBP 07/06/2011
Frederick 'Fred' Gouthro   Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Mill Creek, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 04/06/2011   We regret to announce the sudden passing of Fred Gouthro, 59, of Mill  Creek, at his home on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Born in North Sydney on April 30,1952, he was the son of the late  Martin amd Mary Gouthro of Frenchvale. Fred will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Brenda (Marsh) Gouthro;  his daughters, Donna (Shaun) McGean, Tracey (Billy) MacDonald and his  grandchildren, Shaun D., Ella, Mary and Charlie Beth. Also surviving  are his twin brother, Thomas (Peggy) Gouthro and sisters, Regina Cann  (Cecil Parsons), Martina Donovan and Mildred MacKinnon. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Josephine  Boutilier and many nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no visitation. A celebration of his  life will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in St.  Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The  burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Frenchvale. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at  jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.  
6/4/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gouthro Frederick 'Teddy' Gouthro CBP 26/04/2011
Frederick 'Teddy' Gouthro

Born In: Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 20/11/1933

Passed Away In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 23/04/2011

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick 'Teddy' Gouthro on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at his home in Whitney Pier. Born in Gardiner Mines, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Boutillier) Gouthro. He was the youngest of 13 children. His love and dedication to his family will be forever remembered and cherished by his wife of 49 years, Joan (MacDougall) and his sons, Glenn (Angela), Sydney, Roy (Hope), Truro, Scott (Patty), Dartmouth, and John, Yellowknife. Teddy was the grandfather to nine special grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Fiona, Sarah, Marc, Isabella, Olivia, Tyler, Kyle, Emma and Kenzie. Teddy is also survived and will be deeply missed by his sisters, Christie Burke and Isobel (Fred) Baker, both of New Waterford his brother-in-law, Lorway (Doreen) MacDougall, as well as his many nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Henry and Sonny and his sisters, Rose, Mary, Hester, Elizabeth, Catherine, Alice and Rosie. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Daisy MacDougall. He was a devoted husband and family man. Teddy was a great father to his boys and always did his best to provide for them in a way that they were given every opportunity to succeed at whatever they chose to do. He got his greatest pleasure from life's simplest things like gatherings with family and friends, attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, music concerts and dance recitals, as well as playing horseshoes with his buddies or working in his shop or backyard. As the owner and operator of Teddy's Washer Service for more than 40 years, he left a positive mark on his community through his tireless work for his customers, whom he valued so dearly. He frequently volunteered his time with hockey teams in the Whitney Pier and Sydney Minor Hockey Associations. He was a recent inductee into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1981-1982 Cape Breton Colonels Midget Hockey Team. Teddy met many people in his lifetime and made many friends. He had a terrific sense of humour and was blessed with the ability to tell a great story. He will be missed very, very much. Visitation for Teddy will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier, with Rev. Maggie Coleman and Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Following the funeral service, there will be a reception in the church hall. Memorial donations in Teddy's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

11/20/1933 Gardiner Mines on 20/11/1933
Gouthro Greg Gouthro CBP 21/05/2011
Greg Gouthro   Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada   Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 18/05/2011   We, the family, are saddened to announce the  sudden, unexpected passing of Gregory C. Gouthro  on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Cape Breton  Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, Greg was the son of the late  John Joe and Lib Gouthro, Gardiner Mines. A retired steel plant worker of 33 years, Greg  enjoyed cooking, camping, swimming, traveling,  curling, watching sports and doing his daily  crossword puzzles. He loved fiddle music and Bob  Marley, but most of all, Greg loved his family.  Although a quiet and gentle man, Greg had a big  sense of humour that would light up a room. Greg's pride and joy were his children and  grandchildren. He always made them laugh, and  continuously found new ways of entertaining and  teasing his grandchildren. He was a great dad,  who always encouraged his children to follow  their own path. Greg will be deeply missed by his loving wife,  Marlene (McIntyre) Gouthro; children, Natalie  Gouthro (Grant Wiesner), Mark (Michelle) Gouthro,  Amy Gouthro (Bryan MacDonald) and stepson, Shaun  (Karen) MacIntyre. He was a dear, loving and  funny Poppy and Granddad to Elly, Kateri, Molly,  Emma, and Andrew. Greg is also survived by his  brothers, Douglas, Gordie (Rosie); sisters, Irene  (Gerald) Gilfedder, Sr. Paul Marie Gouthro, SA,  Betty Stubbert, Donna (Tom) Spencer, Linda (Tom)  Browner, and Claire (Kevin) MacNeil; as well as a  large extended family. Besides his parents, Greg was predeceased by his  wife of 28 years and the mother of his children,  Helen (Tynski) Gouthro (in 2001) and brothers  Paul, Kenny, and Russell. In keeping with Greg's wishes, cremation has  taken place. A visitation will be held at T.W.  Curry's funeral home on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from  6-9 p.m. A funeral mass celebrating Greg's life  will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11 a.m.  at Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The  Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of  choice.  
5/18/2011 Glace Bay
Gouthro Gregory C. Gouthro CBP 21/05/2011
We, the family, are saddened to announce the sudden, unexpected passing of Gregory C. Gouthro on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.  Born in Glace Bay, Greg was the son of the late John Joe and Lib Gouthro, Gardiner Mines. A retired steel plant worker of 33 years, Greg enjoyed cooking, camping, swimming, traveling, curling, watching sports and doing his daily crossword puzzles. He loved fiddle music and Bob Marley, but most of all, Greg loved his family. Although a quiet and gentle man, Greg had a big sense of humour that would light up a room. Greg's pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He always made them laugh, and continuously found new ways of entertaining and teasing his grandchildren. He was a great dad, who always encouraged his children to follow their own path.  Greg will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marlene (McIntyre) Gouthro; children, Natalie Gouthro (Grant Wiesner), Mark (Michelle) Gouthro, Amy Gouthro (Bryan MacDonald) and stepson, Shaun (Karen) MacIntyre. He was a dear, loving and funny Poppy and Granddad to Elly, Kateri, Molly, Emma, and Andrew. Greg is also survived by his brothers, Douglas, Gordie (Rosie); sisters, Irene (Gerald) Gilfedder, Sr. Paul Marie Gouthro, SA, Betty Stubbert, Donna (Tom) Spencer, Linda (Tom) Browner, and Claire (Kevin) MacNeil; as well as a large extended family.  Besides his parents, Greg was predeceased by his wife of 28 years and the mother of his children, Helen (Tynski) Gouthro (in 2001) and brothers Paul, Kenny, and Russell. In keeping with Greg’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at T.W. Curry’s funeral home on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass celebrating Greg’s life will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.   
5/18/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gouthro Monica (Donovan) Gouthro CBP 09/05/2011
Monica (Donovan) Gouthro

Born In: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 03/02/1925

Passed Away On: 07/05/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Monica Gouthro, age 86. Born in Dominion, she was the youngest child of the late Walter Isaac Donovan and Brigitte (LeBlanc) Donovan. Monica is survived by her 12 children, Lynne Tuttle, Dartmouth, Vince (Sandi), St. Albert, Alta., Dale (Sheila), Brookside, N.S., Carole MacIntyre (Ross), Port Hawkesbury, N.S., Catherine Howes, Orillia, Ont., Judy Miltimore (Bob), Port Dover, Ont., Bruce and Joel, Dominion, N.S., Kelly Dillon (Bill Spenser), Stephen (Dale), Dartmouth, N.S., Tom, Halifax, N.S., and Anthony (Sandra), Burlington, Ont. Nanny will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Stephen, Kim, Kevin, Kyle, Ian, Brad, Nicolle, Heather, Aaron, Nathan, Shawn, Ryan, Curtis, Madison, Scott, Alanna and great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kincaid, Lincoln and Jonah. Besides her parents, Monica was predeceased by her husband, Vincent, Nov. 1, 2000, brothers, John (Cal), Naish, Walter, Jim and Joe, sisters, Ellen (Nell Wilson), Rachel Armour, Catherine Corbett, Gertrude Delaney and Mary MacPherson.She is survived by Marg Blackburn of North Carolina. She was a very social person who loved being with others. Her sense of humour and compassion touched everyone she met. Monica was a member of St. Eugene's Church, Dominion, and at one time also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She loved playing cards and looked forward to her weekly 'scat/rummoli' club as well as attending card games at the Gardiner Pensioner's Club. Our family would like to give special thanks to Ma's homecare workers who always found special time for her. We would also like to thank Dr. James MacLean, the ICU staff, and the palliative care nurses at the Glace Bay Hospital. Visitation will be held today (Monday, May 9) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at St. Eugene's Church, Dominion. Fr. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in Mon's memory may be made to St. Eugene's Cemetery Fund. Email condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. "A mother's love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion, sacrifice and pain. It is endless, unselfish and enduring.&quot We love you Ma.

5/7/2011 Dominion
Gouthro Monica Gouthro CBP 09/05/2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Monica Gouthro, age 86. Born in Dominion, she was the youngest child of the late Walter Isaac Donovan and Brigitte (LeBlanc) Donovan. Monica is survived by her 12 children, Lynne Tuttle, Dartmouth, Vince (Sandi), St. Albert, Alta., Dale (Sheila), Brookside, N.S., Carole MacIntyre (Ross), Port Hawkesbury, N.S., Catherine Howes, Orillia, Ont., Judy Miltimore (Bob), Port Dover, Ont., Bruce and Joel, Dominion, N.S., Kelly Dillon (Bill Spenser), Stephen (Dale), Dartmouth, N.S., Tom, Halifax, N.S., and Anthony (Sandra), Burlington, Ont. Nanny will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Stephen, Kim, Kevin, Kyle, Ian, Brad, Nicolle, Heather, Aaron, Nathan, Shawn, Ryan, Curtis, Madison, Scott, Alanna; and great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kincaid, Lincoln and Jonah. Besides her parents, Monica was predeceased by her husband, Vincent, Nov. 1, 2000, brothers, John (Cal), Naish, Walter, Jim and Joe, sisters, Ellen (Nell Wilson), Rachel Armour, Catherine Corbett, Gertrude Delaney and Mary MacPherson.She is survived by Marg Blackburn of North Carolina. She was a very social person who loved being with others. Her sense of humour and compassion touched everyone she met. Monica was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion, and at one time also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She loved playing cards and looked forward to her weekly ‘scat/rummoli’ club as well as attending card games at the Gardiner Pensioner’s Club. Our family would like to give special thanks to Ma’s homecare workers who always found special time for her. We would also like to thank Dr. James MacLean, the ICU staff, and the palliative care nurses at the Glace Bay Hospital. Visitation will be held today (Monday, May 9) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion. Fr. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in Mon’s memory may be made to St. Eugene’s Cemetery Fund. Email Condolences to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. “A mother’s love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion, sacrifice and pain. It is endless, unselfish and enduring.” We love you Ma.
5/7/2011 Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 3rd, 1925
Gouthro Paul Roderick Gouthro CBP 03/01/2011
Paul Roderick Gouthro

Born in: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 16/11/1960

Passed away in: Dominiono, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 30/12/2010

We are saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved father, son, husband, brother, uncle, and friend Paul Roderick Gouthro. Paul passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, while at work. Paul was employed by Nova Scotia Power as an operator at the Lingan Generating Station. Paul was born Nov. 16, 1960, the only son of Russell and Queenie (Tomiczek) Gouthro, Dominion. He was welcomed into an extended family with many aunts and uncles who adored him. The younger ones became his sister and brothers, John Michael (Andrea) Tomiczek, Ellen (Duck) MacAulay, Gregor (Elaine) Tomiczek, Victor (Norma) Tomiczek, all of Dominion. As a big brother he welcomed three sisters who will love him forever, Judi Gouthro, Dominion, Elizabeth Sammon, Glace Bay, and Meg (