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CB Obits Years 2012
Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Notes Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth
Abbott Eva Abbott CBP 23/01/2012
Eva AbbottBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 20th, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Eva Abbott on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late William and Violet (MacKenzie) Abbott, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Knox United Church.Eva will be sadly missed by nephew, Bobby (Alma) Yorke and niece ,Tanya (Bobby) Truckair, to whom she held many family roles throughout her life. She was a great friend, not only to her family, but to all who knew her.She was predeceased by brother, Earl ‘Sonny’ Abbott, sisters, Mae Abbott, Shirley Turnbull and Ruth Yorke, with whom she resided with most of her life.There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial service will be held Feb. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.As an expression of sympathy for Eva, memorial donations may be made in her name to Seaview Manor, 275 South St., Glace Bay, N.S., B1A 1W6.Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
1/20/2012 Glace Bay
Abbott John Abbott CBP 24/01/2012
John AbbottBorn In: South Bar, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Evanston, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 21st, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Andrew Abbott. John passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston after a courageous battle with cancer. John kept his positive spirit and sense of humour despite his illness. John grew up in South Bar, Cape Breton and was the second son of the late John and Selina Abbott. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Ann (Buchanan); his son, David (Stephanie), North Vancouver; his treasured grandchildren, Leah and Quinn; his brothers, Ray, South Bar, and Derrick (Audra), Coldbrook; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his brother, Dennis. John served in the Royal Canadian Air Force Provost Corps (Military Police) for a number of years before relocating to Port Hawkesbury to work at the AECL Heavy Water Plant and finally for the Government of Nova Scotia where he enjoyed his 25 year career as a road transport inspector. John was a member of St. Mark’s United Church, Port Hawkesbury, the Causeway Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge (Royal Arch Keystone Chapter # 43, the Solomon Lodge # 46) and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 43, Port Hawkesbury. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. John’s passion was his family, fishing and time spent at the cottage with good friends. John will be forever missed and loved by his family, friends and co-workers. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. A Masonic service will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m.The funeral service will be held from St. Mark’s United Church, Port Hawkesbury on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. with Nancy Corrigan, D.M. officiating. Burial will occur at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Mark’s United Church, Strait Richmond Palliative Care or the Shriners Children’s Travel Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.
1/21/2012 South Bar
Achorn Madeline Elizabeth Achorn CBP 30/01/2012
Madeline Elizabeth AchornBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Madeline Achorn on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alexis and Lucy (Detcheverry) Admond.Madeline enjoyed gardening, bowling, knitting and crochet. In her younger years she enjoyed fishing and camping trips with friends. She was the co-owner and operator of Cozy Corner Restaurant in the mid 60s.She is survived by her children, Edwin (Auralda) Achorn, Australia, Leona (Ray) Conron, New Waterford, David (Mary) Achorn, Lawrencetown; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Norma) Edmond, Bernard (Ceceila) Edmond; one sister, Jeanette MacKenzie; numerous nieces and nephews.Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Nathan, six brothers, Francis, Leo, Alex, Raymond, Earnest and Norman, two sisters, Mary and Delfine and grandson, David.Visitation will be today (Monday, Jan. 30), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment and reception to follow the service.Condolences may be e-mailed at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.The family would like to thank the staff at Melville Lodge, Halifax, Victoria Haven and Maple Hill Manor for their excellent care.
1/27/2012 Glace Bay
Aitkens Florence Louise (Jewer) Aitkens CBP 03/10/2012
Florence Louise (Jewer) Aitkens

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 1st, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Florence Aitkens on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Annie (Cousins) Jewer. Florence is survived by her two sons, Michael and Curtis; two precious grandchildren, Kristin and Aiden; and their mother, Darlene. She is also survived by her siblings, Rita Muise, Doris Cousins, Lillian Piercey, Rose Gillis Lewis, Olive Brewer, Tom, Ernie, Roy, Jim; brother-in-law, Roger (June) Aitkens; mother-in-law, Sadie Aitkens; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wayne, sisters, Lottie, Violet, brothers, Henry and Solomon, two siblings in infancy. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with captains Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

10/1/2012 Sydney
Allen Muriel Isabelle Allen CBP 27/02/2012
Muriel Isabelle AllenBorn In: Westville, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Howie Centre, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 26th, 2012It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Muriel Allen on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in Westville, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Elsie Stewart.Muriel was a devoted wife and mother. She was the heart of the home and will be greatly missed.Muriel is survived by her daughter whom she resided with, Cathy (James Phillips), Howie Centre; sons, James and Terrence, both of Sydney, and Richard Swain (Wallie), Westville. She is also survived by grandchildren, Joanne (Timmy Fitzgerald), Troy Stewart, Christopher (Jennifer) Allen, Tommy Allen, Terry (Danielle) Allen, Jimmy Allen, Vanessa Allen and Myles (Jenn) Swain; as well as several great grandchildren. Muriel is also survived by special family friend, Brenda Pettipas, New Glasgow.Muriel was the last surviving member of her immediate family.Besides her mother, Muriel was predeceased by her husband, George Thomas Allen in 1995, her son, Gary Stewart, and brother, Maurice Stewart.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the funeral home chapel, with Captains Clancey and Lynn Pippy officiating. A reception will follow the service. Burial will take place at a later date.Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
2/26/2012 Westville, NS
Anderson Harold Anderson CBP 13/07/2012
Harold Anderson of Alexandra Street, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July, 10, 2012. Survived by wife, Gloria Dawn (Gould); sons, Guy Leslie Anderson, Scott Edward Anderson and Mark Philip Anderson. Predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann MacSween and daughter, Lynn Margaret Anderson. Details to follow.
7/10/2012
Anderson Harold 'Hal' Anderson CBP 18/07/2012
Harold Gordon Anderson was Born in North Sydney on July 3, 1945 to the late Edgar and Dulicie Anderson. He died peacefully on the evening of July 10, 2012, at home of liver cancer with wife and two sons present. He worked most of his life as the owner/operator of MacSween’s Dairy on Alexandra Street. He was active in politics in the Progressive Conservative, the Reform Party and the Conservative Party of Canada. He enjoyed hunting with friends and family. He was an avid reader, enjoyed music, was a great listener and enjoyed conversations with his family, friends and a variety of people. He is survived by wife, Gloria Dawn (Gould) of New Brunswick; sons, Guy Leslie (Tara) (son of Barbara Ann), Texas, Scott Edward and Mark Phillip of Sydney; grandchildren, John Leslie, Trinity Lynn and Matthew Harold, Texas; mother-in-law, Barbara MacSween, Celtic Court; one brother, Ralph Anderson (Alice), Baddeck; several brothers and sisters-in-law with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Edgar and Dulicie Anderson North Sydney; his wife, Barbara Ann (MacSween) and daughter, Lynn Margaret; father-in-law, Leslie MacSween; mother-in-law, Jessie Gould and father-in-law, Ralph Gould. There will be a private afternoon committal service officiated by Pastor Sheldon Chant of Chant Funeral Home in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A Service of Thankfulness will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church on the corner of George Street and Brooklyn Street on Tuesday evening July 24, 2012 at p.m., with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethel Presbyterian Church or to Palliative Care of the CBRH, Sydney would be suggested. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
7/10/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 3rd, 1945
Anderson Raylene Marguerite Rankin Anderson CBP 02/10/2012
Raylene Rankin Anderson

Born In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 30th, 2012

Raylene Marguerite Rankin Anderson, 52, Halifax and Mabou, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 30, 2012, after living courageously with cancer for over 11 years.
Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, she was one of 12 children of the late Alexander Joseph (Buddy) Rankin and the late Kathleen Darthia (Wright) Rankin. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate, Colin and the love of her life; her son, Alexander Colin; brothers and sisters, Genevieve (Jake) Fakoory, California, David (Lorraine) Rankin, Long Point, N.S., Paul (Kathleen) Rankin, Sudbury, Ont., Ronnie (Clare) Rankin, Mabou, N.S., Jimmy (Mia) Rankin, Tennessee, Carol (Cookie) Rankin (George) Massenburg, Tennessee, Susan (Franck) Weber, Singapore, Heather Rankin (James) MacInnis, Halifax, Nancy Rankin, Calgary, Alta.; great aunt, Susan Wright of Mull River, N.S.; sister-in-law, Sally Rankin, Antigonish, N.S.; brother-in-law, Seamus Coyne, DeWinton, Alta.; mother-in-law, Margery Anderson, Berwick, N.S.; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and countless friends. Raylene was also predeceased by brother, John Morris Rankin; sister, Geraldine Rankin Coyne and father-in-law, Rodrick (Ross) Anderson. Raylene graduated from Mabou Consolidated School in 1978, St. Francis Xavier University (Bachelor of Arts) in 1982 and Dalhousie Law School (Bachelor of Law) in 1987. She was admitted to the Bar in 1988. Raylene had three great loves in life; her family, her friends and music. Starting at a very young age, she shared her musical talents singing at countless community events and church services in Mabou and throughout Cape Breton. She pursued her love and passion for music as a full time singer, songwriter and entertainer in The Rankin Family musical group established with four of her siblings in 1989. In 1997, she recorded a collection of Christmas songs with her sisters, Heather and Cookie and, for many years, toured the country celebrating the Christmas season with stories and song. In addition, she had been involved in numerous musical endeavors including two solo albums, Rankin Family reunion tours and collaborations with musicians, Susan Crowe and Cindy Church. Among the successes, gifts and achievements in her life, Raylene felt they all paled in comparison to the gift of her son, "her little man" Alexander. In 1999, she took leave from the Rankin Family to enjoy precious time raising her son. She loved to receive family and friends at home where she relished in preparing numerous meals and cups of tea accompanied by good cheer and conversation. She gave generously of her time and talents and was always ready to lend her voice in support of family, friends and community. Raylene maintained deep connections with her hometown of Mabou and often visited the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou which she co-owned and operated with her sisters. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the palliative care team at the Victoria General Hospital, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Dr. Daniel Rayson, Helen Searle, Dr. A. Jayabarathan, Dr. Dorianne Rheaume, Dr. Stephen Beed and Dr. Peter MacDougall, for their exceptional care and compassion. Colin and Alexander are especially grateful to Cathie Ross, Dr. Barbara Parish, and Dr. Simone Abbass, for their friendship, love and compassion shown to Raylene throughout the years. Raylene's family and friends are grateful for the legacy of love and music she has left. She was particularly fond of the song "Rise Again", often identified as her signature song, written by fellow Cape Breton native, Leon Dubinsky. She felt privileged to be the voice of this song "about hope, looking to the future and looking to our children."
"That as sure as the sunrise
As sure as the sea
As sure as the wind in the trees_
We rise again in the faces of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song_
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again" (Rise Again)"

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 1725 Oxford St., Halifax with reception to follow in the church hall. A second funeral service will be held on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Church in Mabou, with reception to follow in the Mabou Community Hall. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mabou. In lieu of flowers, donations in Raylene's memory can be made to St. Mary's Cemetery c/o St. Mary's Parish, P.O. Box 69, Mabou, N.S. B0E 1X0 or The Hillsborough Pioneer Cemetery c/o Treasurer Leonard Tobey, St. John's Pastoral Charge, Port Hood, NS BOE 2W0 To place online condolences, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.

9/30/2012 Inverness
Anderson Shelley Marie (MacNeil) Anderson CBP 09/10/2012
Shelley Marie (MacNeil) Anderson

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Scotchtown/Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 6th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Shelley Marie (MacNeil) Anderson, 47, of Sydney and formerly of Scotchtown on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, She was a daughter of Ozzie and Irene (White) MacNeil, Scotchtown. Shelley was a member of the former St. Michael Church, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard. She loved spending time with her family and was dedicated to her husband, Jeff, and her children, Matthew, Grant and Samantha. She was a devoted wife and mother. Shelley was a feisty, comical storyteller and described daily events with pizzazz and great flare. Shopping, bartering and acquiring deals delighted her. Shelley touched people's lives in many ways and was an unforgettable woman. Surviving are husband, Jeff Anderson, Sydney; sons, Matthew, Fort McMurray, Alta., Jeffrey George Grant, Sydney; daughter, Samantha Irene, Sydney; brother, Ozzie (Colleen) MacNeil, Middle River, N.S.; sisters, Marlene MacNeil (Greg), Mississauga, Ont., Lynn MacNeil (Danny), Mira, Kim MacNeil (Jason), Scotchtown, Tracy (Tony) Tighe, Sydney. Shelley was predeceased by a brother, Gordie, in childhood and father and mother-in-law, George and Beverly Anderson. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, River Ryan, with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/6/2012 New Waterford
Andrews Shaun Hayward Andrews CBP 23/01/2012
Shaun Hayward AndrewsBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Beechmont, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 21st, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Shaun Andrews on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Sydney, he was the only child of Charles and Jessie (Goodwin) Andrews, Coxheath.Besides his parents, Shaun is survived by his wife, Mary Andrews; his daughter, Katie Andrews and her husband, Brandon Florian, Petawawa, Ont.; and his son, Jacob Andrews, Edmonton, Alta.He was a carpenter by trade who spent his working life in the local construction union. Shaun enjoyed nature and the outdoors, especially his own property in Beechmont. He was an avid gardener and took great pleasure in harvesting his gardens. Shaun loved animals and always had a loyal dog by his side. Shaun loved to socialize with young and old alike. He will be sadly missed by his many friends, his loving wife, his children and his parents.Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 12-2 p.m. A memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
1/21/2012 Sydney
Andrews Georgina Andrews CBP 28/11/2012
Georgina Andrews

Born In: North Sydney

Passed on: November 26th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Georgina Andrews, age 96, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Coxheath Road, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the guest home . Georgina was born in North Sydney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Elizabeth (Perham) Ings. In earlier years she was employed at the Sell Rite Department Store and later at the Sally Shop on Charlotte Street, Sydney. She was an active member of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Coxheath, the ACW and the Altar Guild. She enjoyed baking, her specialty were her cookies, pies and cakes . Georgina is survived by her sister, Goldie (John) Gunn, North Sydney; a special nephew, Ian Gunn; a special niece, Charlene Ings, as well as many other nieces and nephews . She was predeceased by her husband, Allister Andrews; sisters, Mary Major, Martha Ings; brothers, Ernest, Johnny, Charles and Angus Ings . A private family gathering and prayers for Georgina will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark's Anglican Church Cemetery, Coxheath . Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com

11/26/2012 North Sydney
Anthony Margaret Anthony CBP 10/05/2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Margaret (Quilty) Anthony, 92, of North Sydney, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Dunn) Quilty. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Rose and son-in-law, Robert Clark; grandsons, Mark and Survine Anthony; daughter-in-law, Eileen Anthony; nieces, Sheila (Hollingsworth) Baird and Ann (Hollingsworth) Millett; greatnephews, Ian and Michael Baird, also surviving is her lifelong friend, Nora McMullin; special friends, Lois Morrison, Sylvia Poirier and Erma Carmichael. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Leo Anthony, sons, William and Leo J. (Buck), sister, Angela, brothers, John and William Quilty. A special thank you to her homecare workers over the last two years, Dr. Peter Poulos and the nursing staff second floor, Northside General Hospital. Visitation for Margaret will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 10 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
5/8/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Antonello Donald Louis Antonello CBP 25/06/2012
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our father Donald Louis Antonello at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, June 22, 2012. Born 1928 in Sydney, Donald was the son of the late Louis Antonello and Mary (Rose) Antonello. Donald was predeceased by his wife, Peggy (MacDougall), daughter, Donna (Savoy), son-in-law, (Steve Benoit), sister, Lois Marinelli. Donnie is survived by his daughters, Dana (Jeff Pawluck), Windsor, Ont., and Peggy (Joe MacDougall), Cole Harbour, and son-in-law, Charles Savoy; grandfather to Taylor, Mitchell and Emily Benoit and Charley Savoy. Brothers, Maurice (Snookes), Alden (Lillian), Pius (Flo), all of Sydney; sisters, Doris (Bob), Ontario, and good friend, Glenda Gregory of Sydney. He was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. Donald was employed for 42 years at the Sydney Steel Plant employed as a millwright. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, skating, wine making and loved playing cards with his brothers and many friends. Visitation will be held, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. under the direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. There will be a reception to follow after the service. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Society, or a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/22/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Archibald Ruth Mary Archibald CBP 18/10/2012
Ruth Archibald

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 16th, 2012

Ruth Mary Archibald, 92, of Union Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Margaret (MacSween) Matheson. Residing here all of her life, she attended local business college and worked at the dock office prior to marrying Robert and raising her family. Ruth was a dedicated member of St. Andrews United Church and over the years, has been active in many aspects of the church community. Singing in the choir was always one of her most favorite pastimes in the church. She will be sadly missed by her devoted sister, Georgie; brother, Donald (Jean); children, John (Bev), Jane Lockhart (Lewis) and David; grandchildren, John Robert (Candice), Alison, Matthew, Mark (Anne), Rob (Julia) and Laura; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Cameron; and nieces and nephews, Carolyn, Ruth, Stuart and Scott. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert James Archibald; sister, Katherine and brothers, Donald, in infancy, Neil (Ella) and Hugh. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Following the service, a private family gathering, for interment, will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all of Ruth's many friends for their ongoing support and especially, to the entire staff of the Cove Guest Home for the wonderful care Ruth received while in residence there. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email .

10/16/2012 Sydney
Arkell Marilyn Christine (Brown) Arkell, R.N. CBP 29/09/2012
Marilyn (Brown) Arkell, R.N.

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: June 28th, 1934

Passed in: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: September 20th, 2012

Marilyn Christine (Brown) Arkell, R.N. passed away suddenly at her home in Victoria on Sept. 20, 2012 at the age of 78.
She will be greatly missed by her family, husband, Tom; son Brian (Anne); daughter, Megan (Owen) and grandchildren, Corrie, Kirsten
(Jim), Clare, Elinor and Rowan, as well as by many other relatives and friends. Nurse, mother, and behind-the-scenes community activist, Marilyn was
born on June 28, 1934, in Sydney Mines, the eldest child of Ralph Brown, a coal-miner and Christine Alderson, a coal-miner's daughter.
At the age of 17, shortly after entering nurse's training, Marilyn was faced with the unexpected death of her father. She continued her
training, sent money home, and assisted her mother in the raising of her three younger siblings, Bruce, Lois and Ann. She graduated with
her R.N. in Glace Bay in 1954, and immediately began her nursing career in Halifax.
Also in 1954, on a blind date, she met Lieutenant Thomas Arkell, a Royal Canadian Naval Officer originally from Cheltenham, England.
They were married in the chapel at Naden Barracks, Victoria on Nov. 1, 1958. Marilyn battled and defeated cancer in her late twenties,
and then gave up her nursing career to concentrate on raising the children that she and Tom adopted, Brian, in 1964 and Megan, in 1966.
After a period of frequent moves, brought about by Tom's military career, the family permanently settled in Victoria in 1970.
Shortly after, Tom and Marilyn became active members of Centennial United Church, and served in a variety of roles including teaching
Sunday school. Along with Tom, Marilyn also began volunteering at her children's school, Burnside Elementary in the early 1970s, and
touched the lives of many children for over 30 years until the school's closing in 2006. In honour of their unique achievement, the
Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils instituted the annual Arkell Award for Community Involvement in Schools, and Marilyn
and Tom were the inaugural recipients in 2006. After achieving success as a client at Weight Watchers, Marilyn began
working for the organization in the late 1970s, and remained there for over a decade, helping many people to reach their goals. Marilyn
also assisted her husband in founding the Burnside Gorge Community Association, of which she was an active member until her death.
But it was as a wife, mother and grandmother that Marilyn left her most lasting mark. Marilyn loved her family with a passion, and her
constant fussing, worrying and gregarious caring were visible reminders of this love. Her training as a nurse and bristly
assertiveness made her an excellent caregiver and a tireless medical advocate for her husband Tom, who faced a number of health challenges
over the past 20 years. She leaves behind a strong, united and loving family; this is her ultimate legacy.
A memorial service will be held in Victoria at Centennial United Church (612 David Street, at Gorge Road East) on Saturday, Oct. 6,
2012 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. Preceding the service, there will be a ringing of the bells in the
tower of Christ Church Cathedral (Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue) in Marilyn's honour from 1-1:30 pm. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burnside Gorge Community Association, Centennial United Church, and the Christ
Church Cathedral Bell Fund.

9/20/2012 Sydney Mines on June 28, 1934
Arsenault Marilyn A. Arsenault CBP 30/03/2012
Marilyn A. ArsenaultBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 28th, 2012It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Marilyn Arsenault, 71, of Sydney, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at home with her family by her side.Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ruth (Nowe) Muller.She was a member of Immaculate Heart parish and also a member of Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Marilyn was a very generous person who, when a need arose, she did her best to try and help.Marilyn is survived by her daughter Jo-Ann (Max), Sydney; son Jim (Caron), Mississauga, Ont.; daughter-in-law Ronda; sister Marguerite (Scott) MacKay, Sydney; brother David (Sheila) Muller, British Columbia; sister-in-law Catherine Muller, Sydney; five grandsons, Joey, Thomas, Tyler, Kyle, Cameron; granddaughter Casssandra and two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Matthew.She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2006, son Albert and brothers, Ronald and Jimmie.Visitation for Mrs. Arsenault will take place Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart Church on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Everett MacDow officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.Donations to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or charity of choice.Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
3/28/2012 Sydney
Arsenault Clifford Joseph Arsenault CBP 02/08/2012
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Clifford Joseph Arsenault on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in East Margaree, Clifford was the son of the late Alex and Helen (LeBlanc) Arsenault. Clifford retired 19 years ago from the construction industry, Local 1115. He was a life member of the Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, June (Hardy); son, Glenn (Nancy); the pride and joy of his life, his grandson, Dillon; granddaughter, Chantal Leblanc; great-granddaughter, Carley LeBlanc; sister, Isabel Tell; brothers, Raymond and Robert; numerous nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by his son, Keith, sisters, Julia and Mary Jane and brothers, Linus, Emile and Joseph. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/1/2012 Nova Scotia, Canada
Ashford Florence 'Flossie' Belle Ashford CBP 15/03/2012
Florence 'Flossie' Belle AshfordBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 13th, 2012It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Florence ‘Flossie’ Belle Ashford, 86, beloved mother, grandmother and sister on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Northside Community Guest Home, where she resided for the past several years.Born in North Sydney, Flossie was the daughter of the late Harry and Maude (Hinks) Lewis.She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and the St. John Anglican Altar Guild. She was a longtime member of the LOBA and the LTBA.Throughout her life, Floss and her husband Claude created many fond memories for family and friends, serving up many a pot of fish chowder at their cabin in Kempt Head.She is survived by her children, Ann Ball, Balls Creek, and Wayne (Gail) Ashford, Georges River; her three grandchildren, Melissa Ball (Darrell), Whitney Pier, Geoffrey (Shelly) Ashford, Surrey, B.C., Andrew (Sonja) Ashford, Stewiacke; five great-grandchildren, Dillon, Hannah, Lucas, MacKenzie and Cole; her siblings, brothers, Hec (Eileen) Lewis, George (Sue) Lewis and Dan Lewis; sisters, Bernice (Charles) Sampson, Joyce (Bob) Standing, Sadie (Ray) Joyes and Shirley Murray; as well as many nieces and nephews.Flossie was predeceased by her husband, Claude, her sisters, Mary, Margaret and Hazel, brothers, Jim, Stan and Bill and son-in-law, Charlie Ball.Visitation for Flossie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the Northside Community Guest Home Foundation or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
3/13/2012 North Sydney
Attwood Kathleen 'Kaye' Attwood CBP 31/01/2012
Kathleen 'Kaye' AttwoodBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 28th, 2012 Kaye Attwood, age 101, a former resident of 85 Highland St., Glace Bay, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish.Born in Glace Bay in 1910, she was the daughter of the late Michael Peter and Mary Catherine (MacNeil) MacInnis.Kaye was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay.She was a graduate of Normal College, Truro, and taught school for many years. Kaye was a member of the Retired Teachers Organization; she was involved in the, Each One Teach One program, and taught at Mount Carmel, New Waterford and various schools in Glace Bay until her retirement.She was an active member of St. Anthony parish, Glace Bay. She served as a Eucharistic minister, lecture greeter, taught religious education, served on the parish council and was a member of the St. Ann Sodality. Kaye was an active member of the Family Alumni of MacLeod’s Nursing Home.In her younger years she was a proficient Gaelic singer. Kaye loved family baking, 45s, crib, bridge and travelling.Kaye is survived by nieces, Frances Marie Moore (Gerard), Glace Bay, Anita Girroir (Robert), Antigonish, nephews, John MacInnis (Cora), Ottawa, Peter MacInnis (Rita), Glace Bay, Mike MacInnis (Rosalie), Antigonish; and great- nieces and nephews.Kaye was predeceased by her former husband, Basil Attwood, sisters, Florence and Margaret MacInnis, brothers, Francis, Peter and Mike MacInnis.Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be held at a later date in St. Anthony’s Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Kaye, memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Anthony’s parish, Glace Bay.Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
1/28/2012 Glace Bay
Aucoin Marie Thérèse Aucoin CBP 13/02/2012
Marie Thérèse Aucoin Born In: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: January 19th, 1927 Passed in: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 10th, 2012 We sadly announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Maman on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp.Born in Chéticamp, Jan. 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Amédée Boudreau and Justile Poirier.Maman spent her entire life devoted to her family and to her community. She felt blessed to have the love of her siblings followed by a large family of her own during her 53 year marriage to Placide. Her greatest pride was her family and she was able to express those words in her last days to her remaining seven children. Maman was a devoted Christian and member of Paroisse Saint-Pierre and sang in the church and community choirs for as long as her health permitted her to. She was a member of Le Club des Retraités de Chéticamp and Les Dames de Sainte-Anne. She was an avid supporter of our community radio station CKJM, as well as Le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp, especially La Swing du Suête when her granddaughter Natalie was part of the troupe.Proud of her Acadian heritage, she spent many years on various committees and often participated in provincial forums with l’Association des acadiennes de la N.-É., la Fédération acadienne de la N.-É. And La Société Saint-Pierre. Maman was also a wonderful cook, enjoyed her weekly Lexicon puzzle and her time spent at her hooking frame. There will never be another “suête” without us thinking of how much she disliked them.Her love of fiddle music was never as evident as when she was able to listen to her grandchildren Leanne and Brent play at the local Doryman. To see the tradition continue in the family was a source of great joy and pride to her. To the doctors and nursing staff of Le Centre de santé communautaire Sacré-Coeur, your kindness and compassion for our Maman will never be forgotten.We know that she is now in a special place in heaven, reunited with our beloved younger sister Denise, our father Placide, her parents and her Boudreau siblings. She was at peace and ready for her next journey.She is survived by her children, Gaston (Claire), Sydney Mines, Yvon (Kay), North Sydney, Patrice, Halifax, André (Hélena), Chéticamp, Anna (Scottie) MacDougall, Dartmouth, Lise (Art) Richardson, Lisette (Maurice) Bourgeois, both of Chéticamp; and son-in-law, Frank Richardson, Sydney. She is also survived by brothers, Hector (Shirley), Winnipeg, and Leo (Jane), Ottawa; and sisters, Elizabeth Bourgeois, Mathilda Boudreau, Dora (Clifford) Aucoin and Laurette (Semi-John) Poirier, all of Chéticamp. She was a loving grandmother to Leanne, Brent, Alan, Randall, Amy, Nicole, Kayla, Natalie, Taylor and step-grandmother to Jimmy, Joanne and Matthew and a loving aunt to all her nephews and nieces.She was predeceased by her husband, Placide, son, Roger (in infancy), daughter, Denise (Richardson), brothers, Joseph and Edmond, sisters, Agnes, Laurette and Mathilda.Visitation will take place at Chéticamp Funeral Home, Chéticamp today, Feb. 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate her life will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Église Saint-Pierre with Père Daniel Deveau officiating. A reception will follow at the Acadian Centre, Chéticamp.For those who wish, donations may be made to Le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp, P.O. Box 100, Chéticamp, N.S., B0E 1H0 or a charity of your choice.Personal condolences may be offered through cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.Thank you for loving and sharing,For giving and for caring.God bless you and keep you,Until we meet again.
2/10/2012 Cheticamp on Jan 19, 1927
Aucoin Marie Rose Aucoin CBP 15/06/2012
Marie Rose Aucoin, 90 of Cheticamp passed away peacefully on June 13, 2012, at Foyer Père Fiset, surrounded by her family. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Henri and Colombe (Boudreau) Aucoin. Marie Rose spent the last two years of her life at Le Foyer Père Fiset and was very fortunate to have been a resident of Residence Jeunesse d’Hier. One of her greatest passions was rug hooking, which started at a very early age and continued till shortly before her 90th birthday. She battled heart and Parkinson’s disease but still enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her remarkable sense of humour... as we say in French, she was “ricasseuse”. She loved fiddle music and would often sing along to old Acadian songs during family gatherings. She was always happy to have company over for a cup of tea and sweets or a game of cards. She was a very courageous and religious woman and did not let life’s challenges diminish her faith. She will be sadly missed by many. She is survived by three sons, Raymond, Timberlea, Didace (Monique), Grand Etang, Gerald (Lyse), Beresford, N.B.; three daughters, Bernice (Teddy), Pictou, Lucille (Clifford), Cheticamp. Yvette (Alex), Brookside; one brother, Ernest Aucoin (Mary), New Waterford; son-in-law, Gerald Muise; daughters-in-law, Yolande Aucoin and Joanne Aubé; sisters-in-law, Laura Stegen, Lethbridge, Alta., Alice Aucoin, Repentigny, Que., Mavis Aucoin, Brampton, Ont.;16 grandchildren, Wade, Marc, André, Ghislain, Vernon, Brendon, Steven, Edward, Martin, Velda, Nadine, Natalie, Rachel, Amelie, Melissa and Morgan; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob, Noah, Madison, Ryan, Gabriel, Mathieu, Rénée, Olivier, Alexie and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Edmond D. Aucoin; two sons, Yvon, Wilfred; son-in-law, Onil LaBrie; two daughters, Claudette LaBrie, Eveline Muise; grandson, Quentin Aucoin; four brothers, Wilfred, Charlie, Daniel and Henri; three sisters, Hattie, Sr. Eveline, Yvonne Mealde. Visitation will be held at the Cheticamp Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, Fr. Daniel Deveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Foyer Père Fiset. Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/13/2012 Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
Aucoin Ernest 'Ernie' Aucoin CBP 07/08/2012
Ernest 'Ernie' Aucoin

Born In: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 3rd, 2012

Ernie Aucoin, 84 of Ling Street, New Waterford, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his summer home in Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, Ernie was the son of the late Henri and Colombe
(Boudreau) Aucoin. Ernie worked as a bus driver for Allen's Bus Lines in North Sydney for 36 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Ernie never lost his passion for Cheticamp, nor his ability to entertain and party. Ernie is survived by his wife, Mary (McPhee) Aucoin; six children, Frances (Clifford) Aucoin, Howie Center, Michelle (Fran) Aucoin, Sherbrooke, N.S., David (Anita), Lingan, Monica Aucoin, Halifax,
Douglas (Mabel), South Bar, Gregory (Matina), Halifax; seven grandchildren, Robert, Brian, Jason (Kim), Amanda, Jennifer, Michael (Catherine) Fox, Deborah (Almon) MacDonald; two great-grandchildren,
Jack Alexander and Ava Anne and two sisters-in-law, Alice and Mavis. Ernie was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Wilfred, Danny, Henry,
four sisters, Hattie, Mary Rose Aucoin, Sr. Eveline Aucoin ,Yvonne Maelde and a brother-in-law, Edmund Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Alex MacLellan is Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, followed by interment in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
All are invited to St. Leonard's Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford, for a reception. As an expression of sympathy for Ernie, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Family flowers only. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

8/3/2012 Cheticamp
AuCoin Anna Mae AuCoin CBP 22/09/2012
Anna AuCoin

Born In: Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States

Passed in: United States
Passed on: September 20th, 2012

Anna Mae Aucoin, 85, of Grand Etang, Inverness
Co. died Sept. 20, 2012 at the home of her
daughter.
Born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, she was the
daughter of the late Pierre and Annie (Muise)
LeBlanc.
She was a member of les Dames de Sainte-Anne and
the senior citizens' club, Nouveau Horizon. She
enjoyed and cherished a good card game of 200.
We'll remember her for her hugs and squeezes,
especially toward her grand and
great-grandchildren. She found comfort in the
simple joys in life, like knitting by her wood
stove, talking to family and friends on the phone
and writing in her daily journal. She was an
extremely generous and compassionate lady, always
caring for others. She would always put others
first. Anna Mae had a warm and inviting
personality. The door to her heart and her home
were always open to friends, as well as
strangers. You arrived a stranger and you left as
a friend. Her home was the place for many meals
and celebrations. She was able to live in her
home until July 2012, for which we are grateful.
She was a person of strong faith and she led by
example.
The AuCoin family wishes to thank the palliative
care and home support workers for their excellent
and professional care during her illness. A
special thanks to Dr. Paul Sonier for his great
compassion and for his home visits, while our mom
was sick at home.
She is survived by three sons, Paul (Mary),
Moncton, N.B., Gaston (Marie Sophie), Cap Le
Moine, Louis Joseph (Sandra), Cheticamp; four
daughters, Josephine (Jim) Driscoll, East Bay,
Jeanette Chiasson, Petit Etang, Louise Anne
(Yvon) AuCoin, St. Joseph Du Moine; Sylvia,
Sydney; two brothers, Patrick and John; four
sisters, Hélène, Margaret, Marie and Rita; 12
grandchildren, Bobby, Kevin, Annette, Céleste,
Sylvette, Raynald, Rémi, Marc, Natalie, Réné,
Danielle and Justin; eight great-grandchldren,
Avery, Hudson, Lauren, Emily, Ava, Owen, Amber
and Elyse.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul AuCoin;
brothers, Alex, Billy and Clarence; one
son-in-law, Emile Chiasson and one
great-granddaughter, Faith MacLean.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. A funeral
mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St.
Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine. Interment
in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross or to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@aliantzinc.ca.

9/20/2012 Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Aucoin Alphonse Aucoin CBP 04/10/2012
Alphonse Aucoin

Born In: Grand Etang, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: February 17th, 1922

Passed in: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 2nd, 2012

After a long active life, it is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Joseph Alphonse 'Phonse
Aucoin, 90, of Reserve Mines passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with his family by his side. Born in Grand Etang, Cheticamp on Feb. 17, 1922, Phonse was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Cormier) Aucoin. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Reserve Mines. Phonse was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and later employed at Caledonia and #26 Collieries until his retirement in 1979. During his 90 years, many happy times were enjoyed with family, relatives and the numerous friends he made during the 43 years he and Mabel camped in Ben Eoin. His daily walks, with friendly chats along the way, his bicycle and scooter rides, were a great part of his routine. Phonse will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 69 years, Mabel; son, Kevin (Anna) and daughter-in-law, Joanie (Eddy Turnbull); grandchildren, Brandon and Jerrica Sponagle, Jason (Terri) Aucoin, Tammy (Kelly) MacMullin, David (Jane) Aucoin, Lynn (Bobby) McNeil, Damon (Terri) Aucoin; as well as 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brothers, Arthur, Leonard and sister, Germaine Baylis. Besides his parents, Phonse was predeceased by his eldest son, David, brothers, Dominic and Francis, sisters, Isabel Aucoin, Mary MacIsaac and Sabine LeForte. In honoring Phonse's family wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Donations in Phonse's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Aucoin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/2/2012 Grand Etang on Feb. 17, 1922
AuCoin John 'Berky' AuCoin CBP 24/11/2012
John 'Berky' AuCoin

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: November 23rd, 2012

It is with great sadness the family of John 'Berky' AuCoin announce his passing November 23, 2012, after a long courageous battle with cancer and parkinson's . Born in Sydney, Berky was the son of Sis and the late Bernie AuCoin . He is survived by his loving wife Suzanne; son John (Sheri); daughter Michelle (Jody); and
grandchildren Steven, Liam, and Adam, all of Ottawa . In Sydney, he is survived by his mother Sis; brother Kevin (Heather); sister Gerarda (Norman Kozera); nephew Kenzie; and in Dartmouth a niece Denise; and also a loving uncle John Ling, Reserve Mines . Cremation has taken place at John's wishes. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Cape Breton at a later date .

11/23/2012 Sydney
Aucoin James Leo 'Jim' Aucoin CBP 26/11/2012
James Leo 'Jim' Aucoin

Passed on: November 23rd, 2012

It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts the family announces the passing of Jim Aucoin on Nov. 23, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family . Jim was a labourer and excelled in carpentry and drywall. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, a good game of tarabish, his daily walks, was an avid hockey fan - Boston Bruins his team, loved his baby - 'his car', but most of all the bonfires and mussels in the back yard with his family meant everything to him . Jim is survived by his loving mother, Betty, who throughout his life had a very special bond with; his cherished sisters, Linda (David), River Ryan, Jeanette (Joel), Sydney, Frances, Scotchtown, Joanne (Domingo), Halifax, Karen (Zoe), England, and Lily (Leon), New Waterford; brothers, Ernie, River Ryan, Eddie, Stanley (Rosalie), Gerard (Johanna), all of New Waterford, Wayne, Living (Renee), both of Ontario; very special godson, Domingo Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim lived with his mother all of his life and in later years he found the love of his life, Annie who he adored and loved as she brought much happiness to him . Jim was predeceased by his brother Joseph . There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A chapel service to celebrate Jim's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the KOC, Plummer Avenue, and all are welcome . In lieu of flowers donations in Jim's memory can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care, Cape Breton Regional Hospital . The family sends a special 'thank you' to the nursing staff, 2nd floor, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and 4th floor, Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 . To send online condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com . Jim, you will be forever in our hearts - Family and Friends .

11/23/2012
Babin Elizabeth 'Bessie' Babin CBP 08/11/2012
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Babin

Passed on: November 6th, 2012

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Marie Babin, 87, of Thomas Street, Sydney, formerly of Saulnierville, N.S., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 6, 2012 . Bessie spent a lifetime caring for others. She enjoyed quiet and simple pleasures, had a terrific sense of humour and an ever-ready smile. As our father used to say, "She is an angel on this earth."
She is survived by her children, Leonard, (Deborah McNamara), Ottawa, Jeanette, Sydney, Joyce (Macdonald Gillis), Sydney, James (Maureen MacNeil), Ft. McMurray, Elaine (Dave Fournier), Illinois, and Carol Ann, Sydney. Bessie is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren, Renee and Marc, David and Molly, Graham, Katherine and Hannah and one great-granddaughter, Brooke . Bessie is also survived by three siblings, Theresa, Anne and Tommy, all of Saulnierville . Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Oswald and by nine brothers and sisters . Bessie spent the past two years in the loving care of the staff of Seaview Manor . A memorial mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church, 105 Alexandra St., Sydney . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Seaview Manor, Glace Bay .

11/6/2012
Babin Elizabeth "Bessie" Babin CBP 10/11/2012
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Babin

Passed on: November 6th, 2012

Elizabeth 'Bessie' Marie Babin, 87, of Thomas Street, Sydney, formerly of Saulnierville, N.S., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 6, 2012 . Bessie spent a lifetime caring for others. She enjoyed quiet and simple pleasures, had a terrific sense of humour and an ever-ready smile. As our father used to say, "She is an angel on this earth."
She is survived by her children, Leonard, (Deborah McNamara), Ottawa, Jeanette, Sydney, Joyce (Macdonald Gillis), Sydney, James (Maureen MacNeil), Ft. McMurray, Elaine (Dave Fournier), Illinois, and Carol Ann, Sydney. Bessie is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren, Renee and Marc, David and Molly, Graham, Katherine and Hannah and one great-granddaughter, Brooke . Bessie is also survived by three siblings, Theresa, Anne and Tommy, all of Saulnierville . Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Oswald and by nine brothers and sisters . Bessie spent the past two years in the loving care of the staff of Seaview Manor . A memorial mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church, 105 Alexandra St., Sydney . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Seaview Manor, Glace Bay .

11/6/2012
Bachman Abigail 'Abby' Bachman CBP 27/03/2012
Abigail 'Abby' BachmanBorn: February 29th, 2012Passed in: Northborough, Massachusetts, United StatesPassed on: March 22nd, 2012Abigail ‘Abby’ Rose Bachman, infant daughter of Roberto J. and Aimee B. (Beaton) Bachman, passd away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Children’s Hospital, Boston.Abby will be sadly missed by her parents and three siblings, Emilia, Lucas and Lily, all of Northborough; her maternal grandmother, Laura Beaton of Point Aconi; paternal grandparents, Andres and Ileana Bachman of Tennessee; maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Jessome and maternal great-grandfather, Frank Barrie; many aunts, uncles and cousins.She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Richard Beaton.Abigail means “father of joy” in Hebrew and she brought light and joy to all of those who have known her, cared for her and embraced her life, even if they didn’t have the honour of actually meeting her. Abby’s time here on earth was too brief but her eternal voyage has just begun.Abby was laid to rest at Howard Street Cemetery on March 26, 2012.Memorial donations can be made to the Arc of Greater Haverhill Newburyport, 57 Wingate St., Suite 301, Haverhill, Mass, 01832.For online condolences please visit www.haysfunerallhome.com.
3/22/2012 Feb. 29, 2012
Bagnell Dorcas (Rose) Bagnell CBP 09/04/2012
We are saddened by the passing of our dear mother, Dorcas Bagnell, which occurred at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Friday, April 6, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cabonear, N.L., Dorcas was the eldest daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth (Butt) Rose, Florence, C.B. Dorcas is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Rudderham (Marvin Crittenden) and Barbara Mercer (David); three grandchildren, Parker Rudderham (Jenny), Todd and Courtney Mercer; three great-grandchildren, Angela Rudderham-Steel (John), Danielle Rudderham-Noirot (Chris) and Heather Rudderham; one great- great-grandchild, Cayden Noirot; sisters-in-law, Alice MacLeod and Betty Rose and many nieces and nephews and their families and by many special friends. Dorcas was predeceased by her husband, Sidney Bagnell, a son, David and a son-in-law, Frank Rudderham, her parents, her brothers, James, Robert, Clarence and Dan, sisters, Gladys (Walter) Matthews, Blanche (Alex) Boutilier. A kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Dorcas was always there to help her family and friends. She loved to knit, bake, cook, entertain and have a good game of cards. She was a member of Christ Church Parish and the ladies auxiliary. She lived all her married life in Hardwood Hill where with her husband she owned and operated the family business, Sids Dairy for many years. She spent the last six years living at Harbourstone where she made many friends with residents and staff. We are so grateful to the staff on Irish Cove for the kindness and compassion that was shown to mom during her years there. They treated her like their own family. We are so grateful for mom’s special friend Mavis Morrison, Lorraine Barnaby and Calder Chant for all their kindness and many visits to mom through the years. Thanks to Dr. John Archibald for many years of care and to the VON a special thanks. Upon request there will be no visitation or flowers. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. from Christ the King Anglican Church, George Street, Sydney, with a reception to follow at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com. When her days on earth are over, a mother’s love lives on through many generations, with God’s blessings on each one.
4/6/2012 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bagnell William Bagnell CBP 10/04/2012
William Fultz Bagnell of Halifax, N.S., passed away peacefully on April 5, 2012, at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.Born on Jan. 1, 1926, in North Sydney, Fultz was the son of the late Fultz Bagnell and Ethel Marie Bragg. Fultz was an independent, intelligent man with a love of books, music, food, world news, travel and long conversations with his family. The record of the longest phone call is of much debate within the family but is clocked at close to three hours. Knowing his family was connected with each other was important to him and many conversations began with “What’s all the news?” or “How’s the family?” During his working life, he worked for the RCMP in Montreal, CN Marine in North Sydney, Citadel Inn, CP Hotels and Resorts and Canada Post in Halifax. His travels included Europe and Russia and the memories of these trips gave him pleasure over and over and he continued to dream about yet another great trip. He is predeceased by his parents, sisters, Dinah and Beulah and brothers, Rollie and Graham. He is survived by his wife, Eva Bagnell, Halifax; children, Kurt (Heather Imrie), Banff, Catherine (Barry Styles), Halifax, and John (Emily Chen), Ottawa; grandchildren, Breagh, Greer and Ryan; sister, Elsa Boon, Barrie; and brothers, Philip, North Sydney and Freeman, Stanhope; as well as several nieces and nephews. A private service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Special thanks to the staff at the Bedford Berkeley and unit 8.2 at the Halifax Infirmary for their kind and understanding care. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com. “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”
4/5/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 1st, 1926
Bagnell Philip Bagnell CBP 03/05/2012
Philip Edwin Bagnell, beloved and devoted husband of Isabel (Townsend) and loving father of Philip Clyde (Heather) and Isobel May (Charles) MacLennan passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 28, 2012. He was 92 and enjoyed a remarkably full and healthy life. The son of William Fulse and Ethel May (Bragg) Bagnell of North Sydney, he attended Sydney Mines High School where he was a strong student and excellent hockey player. On graduation from high school he joined the Canadian Army to serve in the Second World War and was honourably discharged a sergeant in the signal corps at war’s end. His interest in telegraphy continued through his hobby as a ham operator and he sent code with a strong and distinctive “fist” throughout his life. An excellent athlete, he was a member of the Canadian Army Goose Bay championship hockey team of 1944 - 1945. After the war he took a position in Halifax as an agent with London Life Insurance Company, serving families in the hydrostone and north end of Halifax. A strong churchman, he was Sunday school superintendent at Edgewood United Church and was a member of the small post-war congregation that built the present day Edgewood United Church. He was a member of the volleyball league in Halifax, playing with St. John’s during this time. In the mid-fifties, he accepted a transfer as Regional Manager of the London Life office in Moncton, New Brunswick. In Moncton, his civic commitment followed the interests of his children – he served on the church board for the Central United Church Scout Troop and as president of the Moncton High School Parent and Teacher Association. He returned to Halifax as regional manager in the mid- sixties and remained there until accepting the position as district manager for the Cape Breton London Life Office in Sydney – a position his father and brother Rollie held before him. He retired from London Life in the early eighties and for the past 30 years he and Isabel have enjoyed full and rewarding lives together with family and friends. Married 71 years, it is not possible for those who knew them to not think of one without the other, and usually hand-in-hand. Until well into their eighties, they drove to Florida each winter and then enjoyed summers in their beloved and familiar haunts in Louisbourg, Kennington Cove, Gabarus, and around Cape Breton. He was an active member of the Louisbourg Masonic Lodge and of First United Church in Sydney. His love of hockey never waned and he was a season ticket holder with the Screaming Eagles. In addition to his loving wife Isabel, son Philip and daughter Isobel, he is survived by his much loved grandchildren Alexa (Patrick Keefe) Bagnell, Jeffrey (Nancy) MacLennan, Scott (Suzie) Bagnell, Sheridan (Greg) Bailly, Christina (Jon Beardsley) MacLennan, Kurt (Susan) MacLennan, and Regan Bagnell and great grandchildren Connor, Ian and Grant (Alexa); Jordan, Zac and Carter (Jeff); Mac and Annika (Scott); Sawyer, Olin and Thatcher (Sheridan); Isobel and William (Christina); and Emily, Matthew and Olivia (Kurt). The family will celebrate his life with friends and family on Saturday, May 5 from 2–4 and 7–9 at S.W. Chants & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. The service will be held at First United Church on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment will be Harbourview Cemetery, Louisbourg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Hospital for Children in Halifax. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
4/28/2012 Born Jan 20, 1920
Bagnell Joan Shirley Bagnell CBP 17/12/2012
Joan Shirley Bagnell

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: December 16th, 2012

Joan Bagnell, 84, passed away at Taigh Solas Nursing Home, Northside General Hospital, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 . Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late David Norwood and Emily Margaret (Northcroft) Bagnell . Joan worked for many years at Eatons department store in Sydney and retired from the switch board at St. Rita Hospital . Joan is survived by her friend and cousin, Francis Quann; Francis's daughters, Charlene and Florrie Ann. She will be remembered always as a special friend to Jean Baker. Joan will be remembered as well by the many friends she made while showing and breeding her beloved Japanese spaniels which she would refer to as her children. Joan loved all animals and also spent time with the Humane society . Joan was a very kind person who shared her cottage at Beaver Cove with many of us. She loved her childhood there as well as in later years going with her doggies to sit and watch the wonderful sunsets on the Bras d'Or . As per Joan's wishes there will be a grave side service in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

12/16/2012 Sydney
Bailey Benjamin John 'Da' Bailey CBP 17/02/2012
Benjamin John 'Da' Bailey Born In: Newfoundland, CanadaPassed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 16th, 2012 It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother on Feb. 16, 2012, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.Born in Newfoundland, John was the son of the late Hughie and Mary (Butler) Bailey.John was a member of the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a war veteran serving overseas in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy. He was also a member of the New Waterford Legion and the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He loved to spend his summers at his bungalow in Big Pond, where he had numerous friends, and spending time and chatting with them was what he looked forward to.John is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Gillis) and the love of life, his daughter, June (Sonny) Wadden; his pride and joy, his grandsons, Donnie, Rodney and Shawn Wadden; great-grandchildren, Ava, Hazel, Keith and Lindsay; brothers, Ernest (Helen), New Waterford, and Leonard (Coleen), Mira.He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Phyllis, Elizabeth, Clara Bell and brothers, Colin and Jack.Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate John’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya and Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the KOC, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
2/16/2012 Newfoundland
Bailey Anges Bailey CBP 01/03/2012
Anges BaileyBorn In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: January 8th, 1929Passed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 26th, 2012It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our sister, Agnes at home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Born in Sydney Mines on Jan. 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lucy (McConville) Bailey. She was employed at Sobeys for many years prior to her retirement. Agnes is survived by her sisters, Anne Howard, Florence, Renelda Howard, Bras d’Or; brothers, John (Barbara), Arthur (Yvonne) and David; along with special cousin, Mary Viva, all of Sydney Mines, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her companion, Alex Young; sister, Rose Marie; brothers-in-law, Thomas Howard and Sidney Howard; sisters-in-law, Margie Bailey and Pam Bailey. Respecting her wishes, 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 funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012, in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Interment at a later date.Donations in Agnes’ memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@na.aliantzinc.ca
2/26/2012 Sydney Mines on Jan. 8, 1929
Bailey Lillian Bailey CBP 14/04/2012
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lillian Bailey, 64, of Sydney Mines, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Florence on Dec. 3, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Norman (Diddy) and Eva (Boutilier) MacIntyre. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. She worked for many years at National Sea in North Sydney. She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Paula (Michael Caplette), Kevin (Kim) and Wayne (Cheryl); grandchildren, Jennifer (Josh), Heather, Paul, Tyler and Derek; step-grandchildren, Kasy and Patrick, and her great-grandson, Orlando James. Also left to mourn are her brothers, Thomas (Thelma), Ronnie, Melvin (Laurena) and Rickey; sisters, Isabel (Vincent Legatto), Marg Boulter, Mary Gardiner, Geraldine (Wayne Devoe), and Lesina ‘Lecky’ (Alex Edwards); her extended family, Shauna Devoe and family, and her BFF, Geraldine Serroul. Besides her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her husband, James Guy ‘Butch’ Bailey; son, James Guy (Jamie); her companion, Clayton Lafrense; brothers, Daniel and Philip and sisters, Catherine Fiander, Helena, Leona and Naomi Young. Lillian's family would like to thank Guy and Jessie Bailey and family for being such great in-laws, and also thank the VON and Palliative Care. Visitation for Lillian Bailey will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The burial will be in Tobin Road Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in Lillian's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
4/12/2012 Florence , Nova Scotia, Canada Born: December 3rd, 1947
Bailey Ella (Ruth) Richards Bailey CBP 10/05/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ella Bailey, 97, formerly of Paradise Complex, Nolans Lane, Glace Bay. Ella passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, where she had been a recent resident. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annice (Davies) Russell. Ella was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Ella’s first husband, Roy E. Richards, passed away at an early age leaving her to raise her four young children. She made sure they had a very loving and caring home. She enjoyed knitting for every member of her family, especially newborn babies. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, framing and displaying them. Ella will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, Ruth (Richards) Hiscock, Glace Bay, Eleanor (Jim) Harris, Ont.; stepdaughters, Charlene (Roy) Borden, Glace Bay, Sylvia MacPherson, Sydney, Gilbertha Slade, Glace Bay; stepsons, James (Bruna) Bailey, Glace Bay, George (Rita) Bailey, Glace Bay, Vivert (Marie) Bailey, British Columbia. Also surviving are 11 cherished grandchildren, step-grandchildren and numerous great and step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ella was predeceased by her first husband, Roy E. Richards, second husband, Ben Bailey, sons, Gerald Richards, Roy Richards, sisters, Winnie McVicar, Maye Wareham, grandson, Jerry Richards, great-grandson, Nicholas Richards, son-in-law, Graham Hiscock, stepdaughter, Jeanett Brooks and stepson, Guy Bailey. In honouring Ella’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, Glace Bay. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Donations in Ella’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences to the Richards/Bailey family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/8/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Baker Doreen (MacDonald) Baker CBP 01/09/2012
Doreen (MacDonald) Baker

Passed in: Billings, Montana, United States
Passed on: August 24th, 2012

Doreen (MacDonald) Baker, of Billings, Montana, died Aug. 24, 2012.
A member of Clan Donald and Angus, she was
predeceased by parents Roy L. and Lillian
(Rotherham) MacDonald; sister Ruth Park and
brother, Roy (Ron) MacDonald.
She is survived by sister, Ashley Di Fronzo;
niece, Andree Hearn and cousin, Muriel MacDonald.
Internment in Dutch Brook Cemetery at a later date.

Billings, Montana, USA Gazette - published August 30, 2012

Doreen Joyce (MacDonald) Baker

Doreen Baker died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at St.
Vincent's Hospital. Services will be Saturday,
Sept. 1, 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Doreen was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada,
to Roy L. MacDonald and Lillian Rotherham
(MacDonald). She attended Holy Angels Convent and
later the Cape Breton Business College. Doreen
worked for the Cape Breton Post, then for the
U.S. Air Force at Harmon Field NewFoundland. She
was married to William (Bill) Baker and their
marriage dissolved after 12 years and they
divorced; they did not have children.
She became a U.S. citizen and was very proud of
this. Doreen worked for law offices, accounting
firms and later for ADC telecommunications as an
assistant to the CEO in Minneapolis. She retired
from ADC after 16 years of service. She then
moved to Billings to be close to family.
Doreen loved Montana, especially trips to
Yellowstone Park in the summer or winter. She
loved sailing in Minnesota and the Caribbean. She
loved to go horseback riding and flower
gardening. Everyone who knew Doreen knew what a
fabulous cook she was and how much she enjoyed
her home and entertaining others.
The two little dogs Misty and Joey were loved
immensely by Doreen, like they were her children
she never had. She was a member and past
President of the Chapter AV P.E.O. and volunteer
for RiverStone Hospice and a member of St. Luke's
Episcopal Church. She was a very intelligent and
creative woman.
Doreen is survived by her sister, Ashley DiFronzo
of Billings; her niece, Andree' (Bill) Hearn of
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada; and her cousin
Muriel MacDonald from Canada. She is also
survived by her nephews, Michael (Ann) DiFronzo
of Great Falls, Va., and Mario (Whitney) DiFronzo
of Billings. She has great-nieces Alana Jones of
Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Susan (Francis) Axworthy
also of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Doreen also has
great-grandnieces Sofia of Great Falls, Va.;
Megan Jones, of Sydney, Nova Scotia; Kaley and
Elley, also of Sydney. She also has a very good
friend, Gretchen Newman from Prior Lake, Minn.
Doreen was preceded in death by her parents Roy
and Lillian MacDonald, her sister Ruth Park, her
brother Roy F. (Ron) MacDonald.
Family would like extend a special thank you to
St. Vincent's Hospital and the doctors and
associates for their good care. Thank you to
RiverStone Health for home care and a special
thank you to Dr. M. Blossom.
In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to
RiverStone Hospice or charity of your choice.

8/24/2012
Baker Isabel Cora Baker CBP 20/10/2012
Isabel Baker

Born In: Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 18th, 2012

It is with deep regret that we, the family, announce the passing of Isabel Baker, 89, of Seaview Manor, formerly of May Street, Scotchtown, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the manor surrounded by her loving family. Born in Gardiner Mines, she was a daughter of the late Helen and Joseph Gouthro. Isabel was employed for 30 years at the Nova-Rite dry cleaners in New Waterford. She was a kind, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved to play cards and write poetry. Isabel is survived by her husband, Frederick Alexander Baker; son, Sam, Grand Mira North; daughters, Barbara Brown (companion Wilfred Cooke), Alice (Mrs. John Newman), both of New Waterford; five grandchildren, Brian, Jason, John, Jeffery, Jennifer; three great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Landon and Abby; sister, Christina (Earl, deceased) Burke, New Waterford. Isabel is predeceased by sisters, Hester (Mrs. Joe Perfect), Mary (Mrs. Pat O'Brien), Alice (Mrs. Walter MacDonald), Catherine (Mrs. Joe Boutilier), Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles Boutilier), Rose (Mrs. Richard Geddes), brothers, John, Frederick 'Teddy,' Henry Gouthro and a foster brother, Sonny Gouthro. 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 service will be held Monday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Parish Cemetery, Gardiner Mines. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to all the staff at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you, And he whispered, "Come to Me", A Golden Heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our heart to prove to us, He only takes the best.

10/18/2012 Gardiner Mines
Baker Frederick Alexander 'Fred' Baker CBP 01/12/2012
Frederick 'Fred' Baker

Born In: Prince Edward Island

Passed on: November 30th, 2012

Frederick Baker age 91, a former resident of May Street, Scotchtown, passed away on Friday, November 30th, 2012 at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay . Born in Prince Edward Island, he was the son of the late Arthur Warren and Viola (Spanks) Baker . Fred worked in the coal mines then retired to his summer home in the Bras d'Or Lakes. He loved gardening, skating and collecting antiques. Fred was a very kind and caring father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be very sadly missed. Fred was a member of Calvin United Church . He is survived by his son, Sam, Grand Mira North; daughters, Barbara Brown (companion, Wilfred Cooke) and Alice Newman (John Newman) of New Waterford. Fred is survived by five grandchildren, Brian, Jason, John, Jeffery, Jennifer; three great grandchildren, Kimberly, Landon, Abby; one sister, Lillian (Howard Hart), Guysborough; three brothers, Leslie (Audrey), Peggy's Cove, William and Bernard of New Waterford and many nieces and nephews . Fred was predeceased by his loving wife, Isabel (Gouthro) Baker and one sister, Muriel, Mrs. Archie Kearney . No visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith St. New Waterford. Rev. Duncan Roach will officiate . As an expression of sympathy for Fred, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Nova Scotia . Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca . God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay . A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest . God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

11/30/2012 Prince Edward Island
Baldwin Jean Frances Baldwin CBP 18/06/2012
Jean Frances Rose passed away June 15, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Frances (Bayer) Lewis. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Reginald and her sister Shirley Baldwin. She is survived by niece Frances Baldwin, nephew Raymond Baldwin and their families. Interment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney. Online
6/15/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Banfield Jessie Pelley Banfield CBP 15/02/2012
Jessie Pelley BanfieldBorn In: Port Union/Catalina, Newfoundland, CanadaBorn: September 22nd, 1914 Passed in: CanadaPassed on: February 11th, 2012 Jessie Gertrude Pelley Banfield, 97 of Halifax, formerly of North Sydney, N.S. and Port Union/Catalina, Trinity Bay, Nfld., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.Born Sept. 22, 1914, in Catalina, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Haynes.Jessie was a devoted mother who was involved with the community as a member of the St. John’s Anglican Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, North Sydney.She is survived by sons, Walter (Theresa) Pelley, North Sydney, Alexander (June) Pelley, Fort Simpson, N.W.T., Frederick (Angela) Pelley, Halifax, Richard (Janice) Pelley, Cole Harbour; daughter, Judith Banfield, Bridgewater; stepdaughter, Betty (Reg) Mason, Newfoundland; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by husbands, Alexander Pelley, Port Union, Nfld. And Robert William ‘Bill’ Banfield, North Sydney; sons, Crawford (Anne) Pelley and Jack Pelley and stepson, Clayton (Ethel) Pelley.Cremation has taken place in Halifax. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place, at a time to be determined, in North Sydney. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory and/or St. John’s Anglican Church 3M Campaign, North Sydney.Condolences to the family may be forwarded to richardpelley@gmail.com.
2/11/2012 Port Union/Catalina, Newfoundland on Sept. 22, 1914
Banfield Jessie (Pelley) Banfield CBP 31/05/2012
Jessie (Pelley) Banfield A Celebration of Thanksgiving for the life of Jessie (Pelley) Banfield will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, North Sydney at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Reception to follow in MacDonald Hall.


Banks Edna 'Nin' Viola Banks CBP 24/05/2012
It is with great sadness that we, the family, of Edna Banks, announce her peaceful passing at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Edna was born Aug 20, 1930, in Channel, Port aux Basques, N.L., the daughter of the late Frank and Cicely (Allen) Battiste. Edna had a great zest for life and loved to dance and socialize with her family and friends. She resided on Cornwall Street in North Sydney, until her admittance to the Northside Community Guest Home a year and a half ago. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, the altar guild and ACW. Edna leaves to mourn her stepsons, Ron and Andrew Banks and grandson, Morgan Banks; her sister, Margaret (Arch) Osmond, Port aux Basques, N.L.; and by several nieces and nephews who affectionately called her ‘Nin’. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Banks, sisters, Lillian Herritt, Mabel Skeard and brothers, Roy, Fred and Henry. Special thanks to the Northside Guest Home for the wonderful care given to Edna. It was so greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. Leave a condolence First Name: Last Name: Email: (optional) Title: Text: Create a Website Features
5/23/2012 Channel, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada Born: August 20th, 1930
Barnstable Brenda Elaine Barnstable CBP 10/08/2012
Brenda Barnstable

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: August 7th, 2012

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce the passing of our
mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Brenda passed away at
her home with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, Aug. 7,
2012, after a short but brave battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas and
Theresa (Wadden) Barnstable, and was a member of Holy Cross Church,
Glace Bay.
Mom was a very thoughtful, caring person who was always there when
anyone needed her. She enjoyed baking, cooking and spending time with
her family and friends.
Brenda will be sadly missed by her loving children, sons, Gary
Hiscock (Tammy MacDougall) Glace Bay, Michael James 'M.J.'
Barnstable, Ontario; daughter, Wendy Elaine Hiscock (Alex
Detchevery), Glace Bay; four cherished grandchildren, Garrett,
Gabrielle, Jeremy and Brooklynn Hiscock. Brenda is also survived by
her brother, Junior Barnstable (Sandra MacDonald) of Glace Bay;
sisters, Rose (Clarence)Matheson, Port Morien, Barbara (David) Burt,
Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held today (Friday Aug. 10) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A
funeral service officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee will be held 11 a.m.
Saturday in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will
follow in St. Anne's Cemetery Glace Bay.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care unit at
the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
In lieu of flowers monetary donations to Brenda's family would be
greatly appreciated.
Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

8/7/2012 Glace Bay, NS
Barrett Dolores Barrett (Martinello) CBP 14/01/2012
Dolores Barrett (Martinello)Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 13th, 2012 Dolores passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born and raised in Whitney Pier, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice (Humphries) Martinello.Mom worked at Eatons in Sydney, until she met and married Russell in 1950. They raised their children in Sydney River, where she and Dad had a construction business.Dolores was a member of the Sydney Suburban West Kinettes, and was an avid bridge player for more than forty years.Dolores was cherished by her late husband, Russell, with whom she spent 58 years. She is survived by her five children, Lynn (JP) Macdonald, Janice (Ken) Leonard, Glenn, Nancy (Steve) Collins and Hal (Trish); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.Dolores was predeceased by her sister, Minnie and brothers, Harry, Frankie, Rudy and Jimmy.The family would like to thank the staff of the dialysis unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care and compassion that they have shown to Dolores in the past six years. We would also like to thank the staff of 3A and the palliative care units for their kindness.At Dolores's request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday January 16 at 11 a.m., with Rev Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/13/2012 Sydney Forks, NS
Barrie Alphonse 'Phonse' A. Barrie CBP 30/03/2012
Alphonse 'Phonse' A. BarrieBorn In: Florence, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 27th, 2012Alphonse A. Barrie, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Orchard Hall, Kentville.Born in Florence, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Jack and Mary Ellen (MacLean) Barrie.Phonse was employed with Princess Colliery. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and spending time at the cottage in Groves Point.Phonse is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Dave) Maddock, Kentville; brother, Frank, Mill Creek; sisters, Cecilia, Sydney Mines, Theresa, Florence; grandsons, Chris and John Bardswich, both of Dartmouth and Jeffrey LeBlanc, Sydney Mines.He was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Stewart); daughter, Shirley LeBlanc; granddaughter, Katie Maddock; sisters, Helen Barrie, Florence, Marguerite Hoeg, Florence, Mary Ellen LeBlanc, Florence; brothers, Jim, Florence, Percy, Florence, Anthony, Florence, and Bill, Manitoba.Interment will be held at a later date in the Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.Donations in Phonse’s memory may be made to the VON or to a charity of choice.Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium, 568 Main St., Wolfville, N.S., B4P 1E7.Donations and condolences may be sent the above address or by visiting www.sernitylindsayfuneralhome.ca.
3/27/2012 Florence
Barrie Patrick Adrian Barrie CBP 17/04/2012
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful, dear father on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Born in Florence on March 17, 1921, Dad was the son of the late George and Cecilia (Cantwell) Barrie. He practised his religion faithfully, and was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines, where he served as Eucharistic minister. Dad was a kind, warm and outgoing man with a zest for everything he pursued. He was a gentle soul, and his welcoming personality made him a friend to all. We affectionately called him our ‘Buddy’, and we will surely miss his easy laugh. Adrian served overseas in the Second World War with the Halifax Rifles and Sherbrooke Fusiliers. His passion for hockey saw him play with the Halifax Rifles, the Florence Black Hawks and many gentlemen’s leagues. He worked in the Number 3 Colliery (coal mine) in Florence, Department of Highways and with CN Marine on the William Carson and Marine Atlantica, from where he retired. He had lifelong passions for skating, bowling, darts, ringette and cards. He was honoured many times for being the most sportsman-like player in all sports he participated in. his green thumb produced many vegetable/fruit/flower gardens for us. Some of his most special times were helping his Dutch friends with their farms/gardens. He loved to experiment with cooking, and his meals were enjoyed by all. Dad loved music/dancing and we enjoyed watching him glide so smoothly over the floor. Adrian is survived by daughters, Dianne (Keith) West, Dartmouth, Debby, Halifax, and Elaine (David) Veinotte, Mahone Bay; granddaughter, Raeanne (James) Tasco; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also left to mourn are his brothers, Gerald (Theresa) and Mac, Sydney Mines, David (Theresa), Florence; sisters, Bernadette Whittem, Toronto, Ann Quinn, Florence; sister-in-law, Frances, Toronto; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Adrian was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite I. (LeBlanc), infant son, Keith, two infant sisters, brother, Nathanial, sister, Adelaide (Ronald) Clancy and brother-in-law, Daniel Quinn. A heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Michel McKeough for his care special attention to Dad throughout the many years; the staff of the Veteran’s Wing, Harbour View Hospital, for their unwavering dedication over the past nine years; and the Northside General Hospital, 2 West for the his last days of care. Visitation for Adrian Barrie will be held today (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) from 7-9 p.m. in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A memorial Mass celebrating his life will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. The burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or. Donations in Adrian’s memory may be made to Veteran’s Wing, DVA Northside Harbour View Hospital Foundation, PO Box 399, North Sydney, N.S., B2A 3M4. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
4/15/2012 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 17th, 1921
Barrie Francis 'Frank' Barrie CBP 12/05/2012
Surrounded by his loving children, Dad passed into eternal sleep to be with mom, on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home. Born in Florence, dad was the son of Jack and Mary Ellen (MacLean) Barrie. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1946, seeing combat in Italy, France and Germany. He was awarded the Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the Canada Holland Medal. After the war, Frank returned home and worked as a miner for 44 years. He enjoyed fishing, spending time at his cabin in Yankee Line and working at the wood pile. He is survived by his children, June (Bob) Wheeler, Harriet (Jay) Hobson, both of Massachusetts, Mary Beaton, Mill Creek, William G. ‘Bill’ (Phyllis) Barrie, Guysborough, Ella (Jr.) LeBlanc, Millville, Laura Beaton, Point Aconi, Francine (Ed) Fudge, Frenchvale. He was the proud grandfather of 18; great grandfather of 34 and great-great grandfather of 2. He is also survived by his sisters, Theresa Barrie of Florence and Cecilia Simpson of Sydney Mines. Besides his parents and his wife Joan (Carey) Barrie, he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Raeleen Beaton; great granddaughter, Abigale Bachman; sons-in-law, Richard Beaton, Thomas Beaton; brothers, Percy, Phonse, Jim, Anthony, Bill and sisters, Marguerite Hoeg, Mary Ellen LeBlanc and Helen Barrie. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Ann Church, Alder Point, with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
5/10/2012 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 26th, 1922
Barrie Bernard 'Kerry' Barrie CBP 08/11/2012
Bernard 'Kerry' Barrie

Passed on: November 5th, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernard Kerry Barrie, 71, at the AnCala unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Nov. 5, 2012, surrounded by his loving and devoted family . Kerry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis (MacRae); sons, Bernard, Michael (Liana); daughter, Tanya (Karl) and eight grandchildren, Karalyn, Cheryl, Ryan, Lauren, Bradley, Kyle, Brianna and Sean, all of whom were the lights of his life . Kerry was a devoted family man who enjoyed taking nature walks with his grandchildren, teaching them how to fish, and he loved spending quality time with them. He was known to be a loyal friend to one and all and spent a lifetime giving to more than just his family and friends. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years and served overseas in Germany and Cyprus . Kerry was very involved in his community and devoted thirty five years of his life with the Coxheath Volunteer Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Captain. Kerry enjoyed many amazing friendships with his fire department family and was especially close to Laurie, Curley, Henry, Rannie, Tommy, Bob and Brian . Kerry also enjoyed a large circle of friends in Ben Eoin Beach and loved spending time with the 'fireflies' around the campfire. Kerry was a kind and devoted friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand or a tool whenever needed. He also shared a special bond with Riley, Ashley, AJ and Shaun. Kerry was known to have a very quick wit and maintained his sense of humour, even throughout his illness . Kerry will be deeply missed by his sisters, Karen (Bill), Arlene (Kenny), Bernice (Jack) and a brother, David. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he adored. He especially enjoyed his visits with his nephew Steven, who often caught fresh fish for Kerry to enjoy. Kerry loved all of his extended family and will be profoundly missed by Greg, Donna, Wanda, Shirley, Lloyd, Joanie, Colleen, Dave and Mae, and he shared a beautiful bond with his mother-in-law Winnifred MacRae . Kerry was affectionately known to some as 'Duck' and will be deeply missed by his lifelong friends, George, Duke and Heckie . Kerry was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Bernetta Barrie, a sister, Helen (in infancy), his beloved daughter-in-law, Donna, his father-in-law, Harry MacRae Senior, brother-in-law, Harry MacRae Junior, brother-in-law, Sonny Ingraham, brother-in-law, Buddy Andrea, and his grandmother, affectionately known as Mossy . Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held at Chants Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. A reception celebrating Kerry's life will be held at the Coxheath Volunteer Fire Department immediately following the funeral service . Special thanks to Jackie, Palliative Care Coordinator; the staff of the Victorian Order of Nurses; Continuing Care Services; Linda palliative care RN, and Dr. Cheryl Tobin for their amazing care and compassion for Kerry and his family . Memorial donations in Kerry's memory may be made to the Coxheath Volunteer Fire Departments Truck Fund, the IWK Children's Hospital, or a charity of one's choice . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chanftuneralhome.com .

11/5/2012
Barry Deborah (Jackson) Barry CBP 03/01/2012
Deborah (Jackson) BarryBorn In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: December 31st, 2011 It is with sad hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Deborah (Jackson) Barry of Sydney Mines on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital.Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Ellen (Butts) Jackson.She leaves behind her loving husband of 37 years, Dennis Barry; her five children, Sabrina (Brad), Angie (Robert), Lisa (Patrick Smith), D.J. (Marcy) and Jamie (Robin); and her five beautiful granddaughters, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Janelle, Lola and Carly. Also surviving are her brothers, Johnny (Jeannie), Wayne (DeDe), Kippy (Lorraine), Terry (Lorna) Banks; and her sisters, Vi Gove, Sheila (Jip) LeBlanc, Sandra (Brian) May and June (Blake) Hawkins. Also left to mourn are her many nieces, nephews and her best friend, Theresa Todd.Debbie was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her caring ways show through her children. She was the most caring, honest and understanding person you could ever meet, always willing to listen, never judging and putting everyone else first. Her caring ways have taught us children well and will guide us through this difficult time.We would like to thank the nurses of the Glace Bay ICU and the nurses on the 5th floor, Northside General Hospital along with Jerry Buffett (RT) all of whom went and beyond their call of duty.Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/31/2011 Sydney Mines
Barry Mary Ann (Handly) Barry CBP 24/07/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Barry who died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Northside General Hospital on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the age of 85. Born in Sydney Mines, she was a mother like no other. Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander and Rebecca (Cantwell) Handley. Mary shared many happy years with her late husband Alexander Barry with whom she is now reunited in heaven after 22 long years. She is survived by her children, Alex (Colleen), Little Pond, her daughter-in-law, Carol, Sydney Mines, Margie (Ed), Truro, Catherine (Steve), New Waterford, Denny, Sydney Mines, Jimmy (Cindy), Sydney Mines, Joey, Ontario, Billy, Sydney Mines, Colleen (Paul), New Brunswick, and Edna (Glen), North Sydney. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her last surviving sister Theresa Hewitt, Peterborough, Ont. She was predeceased by her sons, James, Billy and Paul and her daughter, Rebecca many years ago as well as the recent passing of her son, Jerry, February 2011 and her daughter-in-law, Debbie, December 2011. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Eddie and her sisters, Rebecca, Annie Mae, Marguerite and her brothers, Bill, Jim and Alex. Our mom lived soley for her family and her friends. She was happiest when she was making her pies and her famous home fries. She was the rock of our family and was always willing to help, whether it be a helping hand or a comforting ear. We will love and miss her forever. The family would like to thank the Northside Homemakers for their care of our mother. They put a smile on our mom’s face each day they arrived. We are forever grateful. We also extend our thanks to the staff of 4 West Northside General Hospital and especially to Dr. Kohlsmith for his many years of compassion he showed to our mom. Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the C.B. Regional Hospital Oncology Patient Care Fund or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/23/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Barry Dennis Edward Barry CBP 13/12/2012
Dennis Edward Barry

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 14th, 1953

Passed on: December 10th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Dennis Edward Barry, say good bye to a beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother and true friend to all who knew him . Denny passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 . Born in Sydney Mines, on Oct. 14, 1953, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Handley) Barry . He was predeceased by his brother Jerry Barry and recently his beautiful wife of 37 years, Deborah (Jackson) Barry . He leaves behind his five loving children, Sabrina (Brad Williams), Angie, Lisa (Patrick) Smith, D.J. and Jamie (Robin Woods); his six beautiful granddaughters, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Janelle, Lola, Carly and Jayde. Also surviving are his brothers, Alex (Colleen), Jimmy (Cindy), Joey and Billie; sisters, Margie (Ed) Bailey, Catherine (Steve) Romard, Colleen (Paul) Sheffield and Edna (Glen) Burton; many nieces and nephews; good friends, Kenny LeBlanc, Clarence Finnigan, Paul MacDonald and Graham Toomey . Denny moved to Ontario in his younger years where he was employed with the Region of Peel Department of Highways. He was well known for his great sense of humour, big smile and hearty laugh. He gave and helped anyone in need. Denny recently found great peace cruising in his boat along the Bras d'Or Lakes with his boys, family and friends. He will be sadly missed . Visitation Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to .

12/10/2012 Sydney Mines on Oct. 14, 1953
Barter Donna Marie Barter CBP 26/06/2012
It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Donna Marie Barter on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Mr. John Moore, Louisbourg, and the late Merna Moore. She was employed at Harbourstone in housekeeping. She will be missed by all who knew her. Besides her father John, Donna is survived by her two sons, John Edward (Juanita) Moore and Cole Barter, Newfoundland; loving grandchildren, Blair, Brandy, Justin and Jerret; sister, Effie (Neil) MacLeod, Louisbourg; as well as nephews, Nicholas, Chase and Cameron; nieces Kayla and Kelsey. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her brother, John in infancy. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 28 at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Friday, June 29 at St. Bartholomew’s Church with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/23/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bateman Elsie Elaine Bateman CBP 21/06/2012
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Elsie Elaine Bateman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital. Elsie passed away peacefully after a courageous 13 year battle with COPD, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines, Elsie was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Evans) Collier. She was a graduate of the business college in Halifax, and in her earlier years employed at the British Canadian Co-op in Sydney Mines and later with the Northside Victoria School Board until her retirement. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. The matriarch of the family, Elsie enjoyed family vacations and spending time with the family. She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin; her sons, Wilson (Cindy), Welland, Ont., Richard (Heather), Darren (Brenda), both of Kentville; and daughter, Sharon (Steve) Walker, Georges River; her beloved grandchildren; one brother, George (Verna) Collier, Sydney; and one sister, Joanne Poirier, Sydney; and also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, George Collier and Florence (Evans) Collier Osmond and brother-in-law, Jack Poirier. Special thanks to Dr. Patrick O’Grady for his care of mom over the years and the many visits to her home, and also the nursing staff on 5th floor at the Northside General Hospital. A funeral service for Elsie will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Nick Philips officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or St. Matthew Wesley United Church. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
6/20/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bateman Melvin Bateman CBP 25/08/2012
Melvin Bateman

Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 23rd, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Melvin
Bateman, age 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and
uncle on Thursday August 23, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital. Mel passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Born in North Sydney, Mel was the son of the late Harry and Mary
(Skinner) Bateman, and was the last surviving member of his immediate
family.
He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Mel was employed with CN and Marine Atlantic in North Sydney retiring
after 35 years of dedicated service. Mel devoted his retirement years
to providing care to his beloved Elsie during her lengthy illness. He
was well known in the community for his kindness and thoughtful
gestures.
He is survived by his sons Wilson (Cindy), Welland ON., Richard
(Heather), New Minas, Darren (Brenda), Kentville and daughter Sharon
(Steve) Walker, Georges River, and his beloved grandchildren. Also
surviving are his brother-in-law George (Verna) Collier, Sydney;
sister-in-law Joanne Poirier, Sydney and also several nieces and
nephews.
Besides his parents, Mel was predeceased by his wife of 51 years,
just two months ago, Elsie (Collier); his brothers Alex, Wilson,
Sidney and sister Ruth (Al) Smith and brother-in-law Jack Poirier.
Special thanks to Dr. Allison Archibald for all the special care she
showed our father and also special thanks to Dr. Patrick O'Grady.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service for Mel will
be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with
Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside
Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you
made them feel."

8/23/2012 North Sydney
Batherson Mary 'Lisa' Batherson CBP 18/01/2012
Mary 'Lisa' BathersonBorn In: Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 16th, 2012 It is with deep sadness and shock that we announce the sudden passing of our sister, Lisa on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.Born in Moncton, Lisa was the daughter of the late Hughie T. and Anne (MacEachern) Batherson.She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.Lisa was a graduate of Thompson High School, Mount St. Vincent Academy and the Cape Breton Business College. She also worked as a hairdresser for a short time. For the past nine years she was a dedicated worker at Stream in Glace Bay.Lisa was an avid reader, she loved watching “Jeopardy” and always knew the answers. She was also very fond of cats and loved her own dearly.Lisa will be sorely missed by her brothers, Malcolm (Kay) Batherson, North Sydney, Roy (Barbara) Batherson, Glace Bay, Kevin (Ellen) Batherson, Moncton, and Danny (Helen) Batherson, Calgary; her four nieces and four nephews and 13 grandnieces and nephews; aunts, Nettie Orman, Moncton, and Flora Mae Batherson, Troy, Inverness County; and several cousins.Lisa was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, John Batherson and Stephen Batherson.Visitation for Lisa will be held from 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 Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
1/16/2012 Moncton, New Brunswick
Batten Aloysius 'Allie' Batten CBP 19/11/2012
Aloysius 'Allie' Batten

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

On Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, Allie passed away surrounded by his loving family at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, where he had resided for the past five years . Born in Glace Bay, Allie was the son of the late Isaac and Catherine (Haley) Batten . He was a longtime resident of Tablehead and was a member of St. Leo's Church, Glace Bay. As a young man, Allie was an avid softball player, playing with several local teams including the Oland's Bay By's and the Glace Bay Miners Senior baseball league. He was employed with the Dominion Coal Company (Devco) for 44 years as an iron worker. Allie was also an avid hunter and fisherman enjoying many hunting and fishing trips to St. Peters. He also enjoyed his Thursday and Saturday card games and bowling with the colliery league. Most of all, Allie was a devoted husband, a very caring, kind and gentle man with family being his main priority . Twenty years ago, Allie was given the gift of life through a kidney transplant, the donor being his eldest daughter, Catherine. Allie's family and friends will forever be grateful for the times and memories created through organ donation . Left to mourn are his daughters, Catherine (Peter) Byrne, Ginny (Kevin) Burke; sons, Joe (Debbie) and Allie (Dawn), all of Glace Bay; sisters, Kathleen, Toronto, Emmaline, Halifax, Sister Cecelia Catherine, Glace Bay, Ann Marie (Jimmy) McDonald, Grand Cache, Gert, Glace Bay; brothers, Jim, Glace Bay, Naish (Elvira), Glace Bay, Tom, Smith falls, Phil (Ruth), Grand Cache. Also surviving are cherished grandchildren, Pixie (Tom) Slade, Peter (Rhonda) Byrne, Cindy (Joe) MacDonald, Annette (Jody) Dauphinee, Danny (Kim) Pimentel, Joe (Bev) Pimentel, Lisa (Chris) Vokey, Chris (Kim) Batten, Elaine (Michael) Gaetan, Erin Batten, Amanda (Sandy O'Neill) Batten, Allan Batten; step-grandchildren, Tracey Burke and Cherie (Dave) Grabman; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister-law, Violet Campbell. Also, special lifetime friends the Schumacher family of St. Peters and his card playing partners, Betty Dearing and Dodi Campbell . Besides his parents, Allie was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 57 years, Kathleen (Nightingale), sister, Jenny (Steve) McCormack, brothers, Joe, Ike (Sis) and Jack (Toots) and sister in-law, 'Al' Batten
Visitation for Allie will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leo's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Cremation will take place with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date . In lieu of flowers, donations in Allie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Kidney Foundation . At this time, we, Allie's family would like to thank the staff and medical personnel at Seaview Manor for their compassion and care, given to our dad, especially during his final days . Online condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home web site; www.vjmcgillivray.ca . I leave but my love does not, I shall love you in heaven
As I have on this earth .

11/16/2012 Glace Bay
Battiste Noel Joseph Battiste CBP 08/03/2012
Noel Joseph BattisteBorn In: Potlotek, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Potlotek, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 2nd, 2012Noel Joseph Battiste, 41, Potlotek – Chapel Island First Nation, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, in Potlotek. Born in Potlotek, he was the son of the late William Peter and Susan Margaret (Joe) Battiste.Noel was a longtime supporter of the powwow and was the firekeeper for many years; he was also employed as a landscaper. Noel enjoyed old music especially Elvis Presley.He is survived by his three sisters, Nancy Battiste, Mary Theresa Levesque and Julia Battiste, nephew, Buck Levesque and nieces, Mariah Levesque and Faith Battiste, all of Potlotek; aunts, Nancy Power, Portland Me., and Isabel Battiste, Hamilton, Ont.He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Ann and brother, William in infancy, godparents, Annie Tina Marshall and Noel Marshall.Noel will rest at his home 12287 Highway 4, Potlotek after 10 a.m. today (Thursday). Funeral mass will be offered Saturday at 11 a.m., from Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head, with Rev. Dennis Lamey presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to the Chapel Island Fund.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.Messages to the family may be conveyed by visiting www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
3/2/2012 Potlotek, NS
Bayers Jean McLeod (Anderson) Bayers CBP 18/08/2012
Jean McLeod (Anderson) Bayers

Passed in: Head Jeddore, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 16th, 2012

Jean McLeod (Anderson) Bayers, 72, of Head
Jeddore passed away suddenly on Aug. 16, 2012.
She is survived by her three children, Kenneth
(Jackie), Gary (Carole) and Phyllis; three
grandchildren, Calvin, Janice and Kayla; sister,
Phyllis Faulkner of Economy and many nieces and
nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, R.
Calvin; father, Arthur; mother, Elizabeth
(Baxter); sisters, Betty, Annie, Edie, Mary,
Martha; brothers, Jimmy, Robert, Roddie, Andrew
and Arthur.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother
and spent most of her time caring for her family.
She always had an open door and warm meal for
everyone, in true Cape Breton style. All who knew
her will forever be touched by her kindness and
generosity. She will be greatly missed by her
family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at St. Thomas
Anglican Church in Musquodoboit Harbour on
Monday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev.
Marilyn Murphy. A reception will follow at the
family home in Head Jeddore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her
memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a
charity of your choice.

8/16/2012
Beal Shirley J. Beal CBP 08/08/2012
Shirley Beal

Born In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 5th, 2012

Shirley J. Beal, 78 of Dartmouth passed away Aug. 5, 2012 in
Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Inverness, Shirley was the only child of the late John W. and
Elsie (Glabais) Roche. Shirley enjoyed a long and distinguished
teaching career, which began at Mira Road School and continued until
her retirement from Prince Arthur Jr. High School in Dartmouth. A
life longer learner, Shirley obtained her Master of Education from
Mount Saint Vincent University. In her retirement she attended the
Atlantic School of Theology and received a Diploma in Theological
Studies. Shirley was a well-known soprano soloist. She was a devoted
member of Woodlawn United Church, having served on many committees
through the years. For over 20 years she was the piano accompanist
for Woodlawn United Church Chancel and Gospel choirs, as well as
accompanying for soloists and ensembles.
She is survived by cousins, Nigel Glabay, Neil Glabay (Debbie), Anne
Bowman and Alex Glabais.
Special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Dartmouth General
Hospital, 4th floor transitional unit for their care and kindness
shown to Shirley and her friends during her illness.
Cremation has taken place. Visiting will be Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7-9
p.m., in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland Street, Dartmouth.
Memorial service will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in
Woodlawn United Church, Sue King- Darby officiating. Burial at a
later date in Inverness.
No flowers by request, donations in Shirley's memory can be made to
Woodlawn United Church Accessibility Fund or Bide Awhile.
Online condolences can be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.

8/5/2012 Inverness
Beaton John Beaton CBP 07/01/2012
John BeatonPassed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 5th, 2012 John Alfred Beaton, 73, of Sydney Mines, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in the Northside General Hospital.Born in Windsor, Essex County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Margaet (Jackson) Beaton. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church Sydney Mines and was a caretaker of Leitches Creek Cemetery.John enjoyed gardening, he also liked playing his lotto numbers, loved to dance and also loved animals.Surviving are his wife, Marilyn LeDrew; sister, Marilyn (Rob) Wilson, Calgary, Alta.; brother, Robert, Sydney. Also survived by best friend, ‘Ducky’ MacLeod and by many aunts and uncles, necies and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial at later date in Leitches Creek CemeteryDonations made be made to the Parkinson Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
1/5/2012
Beaton Ian 'Kirk' Beaton CBP 31/01/2012
Ian 'Kirk' BeatonBorn In: Pictou, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: November 1st, 1948 Passed in: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 The family of Ian Kirk Beaton, regret to announce his passing at the Riverview Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Winnipeg, MB on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at the age of 63.Ian was born on Nov. 1, 1948 in Pictou, N.S. to the late David and Isabella (MacLeod) Beaton. In 1953, he moved with his family to Glace Bay.Ian spent the majority of his working years in various silver and gold mines in the Yukon Territory working in the mines and later as a millwright. Ian was a very hard worker with a very strong work ethic. After his retirement in 2002, he settled in Winnipeg, MB.Ian enjoyed photography and was quite talented at editing photos to the benefit of various family members. He also enjoyed building his own computers and researching our family genealogy. He had a quick wit, a great sense of humour and loved watching sports, especially his interest in the UFC competitions, which he shared with his son, Jamus.Ian is survived by his son, Jamus O’Brien, Edmonton AB. He is also survived by sisters, Ann (Leroy) Shipton, Slippery Rock, PA, Sheila Montpetit, Victoria , B.C., Sandra (Jim) McNeil, Hampton, N.B., Grace Capstick, Glace Bay, Donna (Victor) Koziel, Glace Bay, Ellen (Stewart) Wadden, Glace Bay; brothers, Gordon, Glace Bay, Philip, Vancouver, B.C. Ian is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ian was predeceased by brothers, David and Alexander (in infancy); sisters Norma, MacDonald-Livingstone and Miriam (in infancy).Cremation has taken place in Winnipeg, as per Ian’s wishes. A family service will take place at a yet to be determined date.We would like to say thank you to Dr. Wong and the nursing staff of the 3rd East Palliative care unit for the excellent care they provided to Ian. We would also like to thank his homecare palliative care nurse Carol. A very special thank you to John and Rose Toner who watched over Ian when he was still at home and especially for their daily visits to him in palliative care when we were unable to do so. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
1/27/2012 Pictou on Nov. 1, 1948
Beaton Sr. Margaret Beaton CBP 11/04/2012
Sister Margaret Beaton (Sister St. Agnes of Jesus) CND, passed peacefully into Eternal Life on April 9, 2012 at the CND Health Center, Sydney, N.S. Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Michael Beaton and Cassie (Beaton) Beaton. Sister entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1939 and was professed in 1941. During her 70 years of religious life she served as teacher, administrator, archivist and accountant at Stella Maris Convent, Pictou; St. John’s Convent, New Glasgow; Holy Angels Convent, Sydney; Holy Name Convent, Truro; St. Peter’s Convent, Port Hood; Holy Family Convent, Inverness, St. Theresa’s Convent, Sydney; Notre Dame Convent, Baddeck; Rocky Mountain House, Alta., St. Martin’s Convent, New Victoria; Notre Dame Convent, Sydney Mines; Holy Redeemer Convent, Sydney. Countless numbers of students, parents and friends were influenced by her joyful visitation spirit, generosity and fidelity. Sr. Margaret is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Rod MacEachern, Halifax; many nieces and nephews, also life long family friend, Sandy Crawford, Dartmouth. All were dear to her, especially Michael MacEachern, Halifax. She was predeceased by one brother, Michael in infancy; sisters, Mary Mitchell, Louise Thomas, Josephine LeForest, Isabel MacEachern, Theresa MacDonald and Sr. Allana Beaton, CND. It was Sister’s wish that her body be donated to science. There is no visitation. A liturgical celebration of Sr. Margaret’s life will take place at Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.
4/9/2012
Beaton Gerald Beaton CBP 16/05/2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Gerald Beaton at the Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth, May 14, 2012, the date of his 58th wedding anniversary. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Bruce) Beaton. He attended St. Agnes School. After he graduated from St. FX in 1947, he received BSc., diploma in engineering. He worked at the Sydney Steel Plant for several years. After completing addition studies he worked as an educator at the Adult Vocational Centre, Pt. Edward, and the Nova Scotia Technical College, Sydney, until he retired. Gerald was a past president of the Cape Breton Branch Navy League of Canada, administrator of the Sea Cadets in Cape Breton. He was also the commanding officer of the Sea Cadets in New Waterford and Sydney. Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Purdy); sisters, Mabel (Frank) Barnard, Irene (Edward) Halloran, Isabel, Loretta; brother, Alban; sister-in-law, Florence (MacIntyre) Beaton; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Alma (William) MacIntyre, Hilda (James) Jones, brothers, Jerome, Gerard, and sisters-in-law, Florence and Sharon. Donations may be made to Glaucoma Research Society or charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are to are to follow. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
5/14/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Beaton Gerald Beaton CBP 28/05/2012
Gerald Beaton A memorial mass for Gerald Beaton will be held 1 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Reception to follow in the church’s basement. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
5/14/2012
Beaton John Hugh 'Jackie' Beaton CBP 06/11/2012
John 'Jackie' Beaton

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: November 3rd, 2012

It is with heavy hearts the family announce that John Hugh 'Jackie' Beaton, 74 of Carefield Manor Guest Home, formerly of 384 Townsend St., and also a long time resident of Sydney's North End passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Nov. 3, 2012, surrounded by family . Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late William James and Theresa (Donnelly) Beaton . Jackie was a member of Sacred Heart parish and was also a member of Club 55 and the Sydney Pensioners Club. In his earlier years, Jackie was a skilled hockey player and continued to love the sport as a New York Rangers fan. He was also an avid dart player for several years, and loved the sport of harness racing . Jackie is survived by his sons, Jackie, Glen (MaryAnn), both of Sydney, Joey (Cathy) of Florence; grandchildren, Kolton, Larissa, Jeffery; great-granddaughter, Emma-Jade; siblings, Kenneth (Florence), Robert (Joanne), Sydney, Arthur, Montreal, Beverly (Mike) Dinn, Barbara (John) Bagnell, Ontario, Judy Beaton (Jack Eddy), Sydney; sister-in-law, Sheila Beaton, Sydney; brother-in-law, Ike Ruthven, B.C.; and friend, Louise, Sydney . He was predeceased by his parents; his son, Shaun; daughter, Janice Elizabeth; sister, Evelyn; brother, Jimmy; sister-in-law, Josie; nieces, Maureen, Heather; nephew, Brian . Respecting Jackie's wishes, there will be no visitation; cremation has taken place under the direction of T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney . A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carefield Manor, 1 Dryden Ave., Sydney, (former radar base) or a charity of your choice . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com . "We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again."

11/3/2012 Sydney
Beaver Mary Christine Beaver CBP 20/06/2012
It is with broken hearts and great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Christine Beaver on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Louisbourg, Feb. 12,1947, she was the daughter of the late James and Katie (MacIntyre) Hiltz. Mary was a kind and caring person who was always there in a time of need. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a great friend to all. Mary is survived by her husband, Hughie Beaver; son, Jamie (Tammy), Oromocto, N.B.; daughter, Kathy Lynn (Roddie) Wall, Louisbourg; and brother, Jimmy (Theresa) Hiltz, Bateston. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Jarett and Susie. Besides with her parents, she was also predeceased by her sister, Cathy Rudderham. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Mary will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Louisbourg. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22 at St. Bartholomew’s with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. There will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to a charity of your choice. Online Condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/17/2012 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 12th, 1947
Bedford Alexander 'Alex' Bedford CBP 21/03/2012
Alexander 'Alex' BedfordBorn In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: April 22nd, 1920Passed in: Truro, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 20th, 2012It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alexander Bedford, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Wynn Park Villa. Born April 22, 1920, in Sydney Mines, Alex served with Cape Breton Highland regiment during the Second World War. Following the war, Alex began working at Sydney Steel where he spent the next 41 years while he and his wife, Florence, made a home on Terrace Street, where they raised their family of four children.In 1984, following Florence’s passing, Alex moved to Truro where he married Ethel ‘Jean’ Lewis and remained until his passing this week. A devout Christian, Alex was an active member of Gideon Bible Society, Faith Baptist Church, Sydney, and The Peoples Church, Truro, where he served as deacon, soloist and choir member.Along with his wife, Jean, Alex is survived by his children, John (Judy), Lower Sackville; Catherine (Allan) MacDonald, Truro, Charles (Lily), Sydney, Ruth (Greg) Boone, Stoney Plains, Alta.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna (Rudy) Allen, Ontario, Clarissa Hicks, Sydney Mines; half-brother, Garfield (Nellie), Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Marjorie Bedford, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Florence (Newell), sisters, Christina Bedford, Isabelle (Sonny) Ranni, Marguerite (Allan) Seaboyer, brother, Michael, half-sister, Shirley Bedford, brother-in-law, William Hicks. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Wynn Park Villa for the love and care shown to Alex over the years and also to the palliative care team, especially Dr. David Henderson and Sue Gibbons for their care during Alex’s illness. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where Alex’s family will receive friends from 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012, in The Peoples Church, 15 Elm St., Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiating, assisted by Pastor Paul Bedford. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Alex’s memory be made to The Peoples Church (5 Elm Street Project) or Gideon Bible Society. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.
3/20/2012 Sydney Mines on April 22, 1920
Begden Gwendolyn (Gibbons) Begden, R.N. CBP 15/09/2012
Gwendolyn (Gibbons) Begden, R.N.

Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Born: July 16th, 1922

Passed on: September 11th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the
death of our mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, Gwendolyn Mary (Gibbons)
Bugden on Sept. 11, 2012.
Born on July 16, 1922, in Newfoundland, she was a
daughter of the late William and Emily (Elliott)
Gibbons. At the age of 18 she began her nursing
career at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal
and during the Second World War volunteered at a
munitions factory. After nursing in Toronto she
settled in Sydney River and nursed at the former
St. Rita Hospital in the maternity ward. Prior to
her retirement in 1977 she worked as a pharmacy
clerk for Manson's Drug Store in Woolco for 10
years.
Mom loved to play bridge with a group of her
close friends; a tireless volunteer for the
S.P.C.A.; a dog lover, a painter in her own right
and she especially loved to travel with her
daughter Wendy to London, England, Bermuda, the
United States and across Canada.
Surviving are her loving daughter, Wendy (Murray)
Hannem, St. Ann's Bay; grandson, Anthony (Hanya)
Hannem, Toronto; granddaughter, Nancy (Wayne)
Martin, Halifax and four great-grandchildren,
Hayden, Emma, Jack and Maggie; nieces, Elizabeth
Mulak, Gwendolyn MacLean and nephew, Allan Ball.
Gwen was the last surviving member of her
immediate family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her
loving husband, Wesley Bugden; brothers, Anthony
and Harold Gibbons and sister, Peggy Ball.
A special thank you to the staff at the Alderwood
Rest Home, Baddeck for their compassion and care
which enabled Gwen to die with dignity.
At Gwen's request there will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place under the care and
direction of MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck. A
graveside service will be held at St. Mark's
Anglican Church Cemetery, Coxheath at 3 p.m. With
my good friend Diane Kempt DLM, and Rev. Karen
Qurick, officiating, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
Family flowers only by request. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck; the St. Ann's Bay
United Church Memorial Fund, your local S.P.C.A.,
or the charity of one's choice.

9/11/2012 Newfoundland on Jul. 16, 1922
Bellefontaine Sr. Teresa Bellefontaine CBP 16/11/2012
Teresa Bellefontaine

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: November 15th, 2012

Bellefontaine, Sister Teresa, the former Sister Leo Agnes, 86, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the Motherhouse, on Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was in the 63rd year of religious life . Born in Sydney, NS, Sister Teresa was the sixth oldest of eight children of the late Leo and Agnes (Kelly) Bellefontaine . Sister Teresa entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in 1947. Following profession in 1952, Sister Teresa served in the Congregation's founding ministry of household management at Bethany and St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Prior to entering religions life, she had worked as a nurse's aide at St. Rita Hospital. Sister ministered in this profession at both Bethany and Little Flower Institute in Sydney. For ten years, she did home and parish visiting in Blairmore, AB . Sister Teresa attended the Halifax Technical School, graduating in 1968 with a Diploma in Social Work. After working in this field for four years, she then studied Hospital Administration and received Diplomas in Labour Leadership from Xavier College in Sydney, and Hospital Organization & Management from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Sister ministered as CEO and Administrator of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital from 1973-1991. When she retired as administrator she was missioned to Bethany as the Motherhouse Coordinator, serving for four years. In 1996, Sister moved to St. Mary's Convent, Inverness, there she was a parish visitor. In 2005, she lived and served in part time work at both Ignatius Community, New Waterford, and Bethany, Antigonish. Sister Teresa served as Community Leader in three Martha communities . Sister Teresa is survived by one sister, Virginia in Westmount. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters: Anne Pavlakovich and Rita Baxter; and by brothers: David, Edward, Eugene and Terrence . The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning today, Friday, November 16th at 1:15 p.m. A Celebration of Vigil will be held this evening at 7:30. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, November 17th at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel . Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services Ltd., Antigonish . Online condolences: www.clcurry.com .

11/15/2012 Sydney
Bennett Thomas Gregory 'Greg' Bennett CBP 13/02/2012
Thomas Gregory 'Greg' Bennett Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Dominion, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 10th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, Greg Bennett, 66, of Dominion. Greg passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his loving family by his side.Born in Glace Bay Greg was the son of the late Elmore ‘Lynk’ and Annie (Doyle) Bennett.He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport.Greg cherished everyday spent with the longtime love of his life, Thelma. He was very proud of his three girls and his grandchildren were his everything. His most treasured times were spent planning and enjoying day trips to the family’s favourite picnic spot, Lake O’Law in Margaree Valley (Jig O’Law). Greg was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing the Margaree River with his family and close friends and spent many fall weekends hunting in the Highlands.Greg began his law enforcement career with the Dominion Police Department, where he served 10 years. He found his true passion as a Conservation Officer with the Department of Natural Resources in 1988. He thoroughly enjoyed each shift with his longtime work partner and close friend of 17 years, Steve MacKinnon. Greg could always be counted on to entertain his fellow game wardens with his many stories and tales.Greg will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Thelma (Hill); daughters, Carole Bennett, Brenda (Terry) Mullins, Lorena Barrington; sisters, Jeanne (Rick) Petrie, Glace Bay, Bernice Gouthro (John MacQuarrie), Gardiner Mines, Annette Bennett, Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, Travis, Trevor and Brianna Mullins and Kennedy Barrington; brothers-in-law, Sheldon (Inez) Hill, Wendell Hill, Gordie (Joan) Hill; sister-in-law, Shirley (Chuck) Bodley. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jason, Amanda, Mark, Terri-Lynn, Caitlyn, Alisha, Liam, Allison, Madeline, Charlene, Terry, Denise, Graham, Michael and Darrell.Besides his parents, Greg was predeceased by a brother, Blair, sister, Connie and mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Mae Hill.Through the years Greg has touched the lives of many. He was always there to listen and offer a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by all.In honoring Greg’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.15, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.We, the family, would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff and volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.In lieu of flowers, we ask that all donations in Greg’s memory be made to this special ward.Online condolences to the Bennett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.We love you with all our hearts. You are the bestest Grandpa in the Co Co.
2/10/2012 Glace Bay
Bennett Arthur Bennett CBP 18/08/2012
Arthur Bennett

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 16th, 2012

Arthur Bennett, 84 of 141 Cornwallis St., Sydney,
passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 16,
2012, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility,
Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Joseph) Bennett.
He was a member of St. Theresa's parish, Sydney
and worked at Sydney Steel Plant for 40 years,
retiring in 1984. He was a member of the
Musician's Union and also repaired TVs on the
side.
He is survived by three sons, Roddie, Harold and
Gordon; sisters, Marion, Joan, Patricia, Helen;
brothers, Clarence 'Buddy', George 'Georgie',
Anthony 'Tony' and several grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Rudy and Frankie,
sister, Mary and former wife, Violet (Kaloc).
There will be no visitation for Mr. Bennett. A
private graveside service will be held at a later
date at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
"Thank you to all the people I have worked with
and played with over the years."
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

8/16/2012 Sydney
Bennett Margaret Doreen Bennett CBP 20/08/2012
Margaret Doreen Bennett

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 11th, 2012

Margaret Doreen Bennett, 73, of Sydney passed away Aug. 11, 2012,
surrounded by family at the Admiral Nursing Home, Dartmouth.
She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. She worked as a
nurse in St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, and continued at St. Rita's
Hospital, Sydney. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her
sons, nieces, nephews, grandson and friends.
Daughter of the late Earl J. and Violet (McNeil) Brewer, Margaret was
predeceased by sisters, Frances Wojick and Valerie Boudreau and
brothers, George and Earl.
She is survived by her sons, Vance, Shane (Amanda), Paul (Deborah),
and her grandson, Parker.
Cremation has taken place under the care of the Dartmouth Funeral Home Ltd.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 1 at Sydney Memorial
Chapel on Welton Street at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald MacGillivray
officiating. A reception to follow. The burial will take place in St.
Theresa's Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
or email to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/11/2012 Nova Scotia
Bennett Thomas Bennett CBP 20/11/2012
Thomas Bennett

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: November 18th, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Thomas Bennett, our loving father and grandfather on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Glace Bay Hospital . Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Curtis) Bennett. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family . In earlier years, Thomas worked as a stone mason at the Fortress of Louisbourg. He was later employed at the 26 Colliery and then with Devco Security until his retirement in 1984 . Thomas enjoyed many things in his life including baseball, hunting, fishing, woodworking and playing guitar. He loved camping out in Mira and was known for his sense of humour, the love of a good joke and his ability to make you believe anything he told you, regardless of what it was . Thomas also had a strong love for his family, especially his grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them . Thomas is survived by daughters Michele (Alex) Gillis, Glace Bay, Alison (Richard) Trumble, Porter's Lake; grandchildren Alex, Sean Michael, Brandon, Jaxon . Besides his parents, Thomas was predeceased by his wife Melda; sisters Shirley Boutilier, Marg Hollaway; grandson Matthew Gillis . Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with Father Leo Boone officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. John Cemetery . Memorial donations may be made in Thomas's name to a charity of choice . Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca .

11/18/2012 Glace Bay
Bennett Joseph Andre Bennett CBP 26/11/2012
Joseph Andre Bennett

Born In: Frenchvale, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 25th, 2012

It is with deep sorrow we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Andre Bennett, 58, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . He was the son of Mary Jeanette Bennett, and the late William 'Billy' Bennett of Frenchvale . Andre was a true family man, who not only cherished his wife and daughters, but his mother, brothers and sisters as well. His friends and co-workers were a big part of his life and he cared about them all . Andre was a huge sports fan, and could always entertain his family and friends with his knowledge of sports trivia. A Montreal Canadiens fan, through and through, he rarely missed a game. He was also a great hockey player himself, and enjoyed every aspect of the game. Baseball took a close second to his love for hockey . Andre was a longtime employee of Beechmount Quarry where he was a conciencious and hard working - part of a great team of workers. He also appreciated the visits from Dave and Lorne, two of his co-workers during his illness. He was admired by all who knew him and will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched . Left to mourn Andre is his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Shirley (MacInnis). His cherished daughters, Jenna and Apri,l at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Jeanette; sisters, Jessie (Billy) McCormick, Angela (Paul) Wilton; brothers, Donnie, Roddie (Agnes), Terry, Barry, Bruce (Rebecca), Paul, Darcy (Tobi); and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mother-in-law Lois MacInnis, sisters-in-law, Heather Johnston, Jean (Gardiner) Potter, brother-in-law, David MacInnis and sister-in-law, Angie Bennett, who all loved him dearly . He was predeceased by his father, brothers, Barry Francis in infancy, John Cecil and Blaine; also father-in-law, Wilbert MacInnis and brother-in-law, Gerald Johnston . Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mary's Church, 1769 Frenchvale Rd., with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com,

11/25/2012 Frenchvale
Berger Mary H. Berger CBP 09/04/2012
It is with sadness that we,the family, announce the passing of Mary H. Berger, 94, on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, N.S. Born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Agnes (Clark) Stewart. Mary was past president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, Ladies Auxiliary. In earlier years, she enjoyed ballroom dancing and continued to dance until recently. Mary also loved knitting and listening to music. She was a caring mother and loved by all who knew her. Surviving are sons, Tommy (Carmie), St. John’s, N.L., John (Barbara), Brockville, Ont., Robert (Lynn), Dartmouth, N.S., Billy, Glace Bay, Michael (Linda), Sydney; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; good friend, Jeanie, Glace Bay. Mary, the youngest of 12, was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Berger. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private family funeral service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, New Waterford, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, with a luncheon to follow in the funeral home. 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.
4/7/2012 Crosshouse, Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Berger Walter Thomas 'Tom' Berger CBP 31/10/2012
Walter 'Tom' Berger

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: June 16th, 1947

Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: October 27th, 2012

Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, but a Newfoundlander at heart. It is with great sadness that the families of Tom, husband, father, grandfather and brother announce his passing at the L.A. Miller Centre after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Tom was a member of the R.C.M.P for 30 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and exceptional family man. Predeceased by his father, Walter Charles Berger and mother, Mary H. (Stewart) Berger; father-in-law, Michael Joseph Parrell and brother-in-law, Howard Thomas Parrell. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 36 years, Carm (nee Parrell); daughter, Lisa (Frederick Russell); granddaughter, Avery and grandson, William; son, Michael (Crystal Debaar) Virden, Man.; grandsons, Eric, Ethan and Evan and mother-in-law, Winnifred Parrell. Also left to mourn his brothers, John (Barbara), Brockville, Ont., Robert (Lynn), Dartmouth, William (Jeanie), Glace Bay and Michael (Linda), Sydney; brothers-in-law, Richard Squires (Lee), Richard Parrell (Bernice), Robert O'Brien (Marie), Danny Parrell (Josephine) and Graham Steele (Beverly). Along with many close and dear nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff who took such great care of Tom over the past two years. He will be extremely missed but never forgotten. Cremation has taken place. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Friday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa's Church. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

10/27/2012 New Waterford on June 16, 1947
Bernard Shara Lynn Bernard CBP 04/05/2012
Shara Lynn Bernard, 35 of Whycocomagh formerly of Eskasoni passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Karen Ann (Stephen) Paul of Eskasoni and Kenneth ‘Kennis’ Paul, Eskasoni. She was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Shara Lynn was always well loved by her family and friends and treasured her children above all. She is survived by daughter, Breanna Peck, Eskasoni; sons, Aaron Elvis Peck, Eskasoni, Tyler Peck and Branden Peck, both of Nyanza; sister, Brittany Paul, Eskasoni; brothers, Elton Bernard, Aaron Paul, Christopher Paul and Nathan Toney, all of Eskasoni; maternal grandparents, John James and Catherine Bernard, Eskasoni. Visitation for Ms. Bernard will be held after 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at 236 Shore Rd. (John J. Bernard residence). Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Holy Family Church, Eskasoni, Rev. Martin MacDougall will officiate. Interment in parish cemetery. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
5/1/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bernard Lawerence 'Lunch' Bernard CBP 28/08/2012
Lawerence 'Lunch' Bernard

Born In: Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: We'koqma'q First Nation, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 24th, 2012

Lawerence 'Lunch' Bernard, 70, We'koqma'q First Nation, passed away
on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at home.
Born in Whycocomagh, Inverness Co., he was a son of the late Charles
Andrew and Annie Mae (Sylliboy) Bernard. He was last employed with
Waycobah Fisheries. He had a great knowledge of traditional herbs and
medicines. He was a native activist and was one of the founding
members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society. He was known at Lt. Bernard.
He was proud of the fact that his grandfather was Grand Chief,
Gabriel Sylliboy.
Surviving are his wife, Lena (Toney); daughters, Laura (Wilfred)
Prosper, Karen Bernard (Alan Paul), both of Eskasoni; Linda Charlene
(Barry) Crowe, We'koqma'q; sons, Lloyd (Ramona) Gould, Eskasoni;
Cyrus (Charlene), We'koqma'q; Leonard (Tina), Edmonton, Alta.;
sisters, Julena Bernard, We'koqma'q, Ducy (Bob) Paul-Merrill, Ludlow,
Maine; brothers, Walter, Alan (Juliana), John Wayne and Peter
'Seven', all of We'koqma'q; 21 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Frederick and Charles 'Chuckie';
grandchildren, Wilfred and Charlie Prosper.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the Fisheries
Building, 160 Reservation Rd., We'koqma'q First Nation. Solite will
follow on Thursday after 11 a.m. A private family service will be
held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Victoria County Palliative Care Society.
Funeral arrangements for the late Lawerence 'Lunch' Bernard are under
the care and direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel,
Whycocomagh.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

8/24/2012 Whycocomagh
Bernard Roy Joseph Bernard CBP 03/10/2012
Roy Bernard

Born In: Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 29th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, granddad, brother and uncle, Roy Joseph Bernard on Sept. 29, 2012, at his home in Wagmatcook. Born in Wagmatcook, he was the son of the late Louis and Annie Christine (Isadore) Bernard. He was a member of Queen of the World Church in Wagmatcook. Roy gave many years of service to the Wagmatcook Band and spent many years operating his own auto body repair business. He also worked for a time at Bethune's garage in Baddeck. Roy spent many of his younger years at the Shubenacadie Residential School. He is survived by his children. Chief Norman (Sylvia), Wagmatcook, Preston (Andra), Wagmatcook, Gordon (Cammeilia), Waycobah, Christie Ann (Cory), Valley Mills, Andrew (Jessie), Wagmatcook, Stepson Randall (Melissa), Waycobah; sister, Phyllis (Bernie), Waycobah; grandchildren, Daniela, Dakota, Dylan, Dustin, Lance, Jerry, Desmond, Brent, Cohen, Kaleb, Ayla, Deegan Roy, Skyler and Xandru. Godchildren, Juanita, Roy, Daphne and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his son, Herman; his parents, Louis and Annie Bernard; brothers, Francis and Terrance (died in infancy); brother, Charles and sisters, June and Sarah. He will be greatly missed by his morning coffee buddies, Frank and Noel and we can't forget his faithful sidekick, Missy (his dog). Visitation will take place at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in Wagmatcook First Nation starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Church Wagmatcook with Rev. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in Queen of the World Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

9/29/2012 Wagmatcook
Bernard Katherina Theodora 'Toos' Catherine (Leenders) Bernard CBP 19/11/2012
Katherina Theodora 'Toos' Catherine (Leenders) Bernard

Born In: Netherlands

Passed on: November 17th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Katherina Bernard on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford . Our mother, grandmother was the most loving, kind and caring mother with a wonderful sense of humour. She enjoyed all of our many family gatherings and especially spending time with her grandchildren. We will always cherish our memories of our dear mother . Katherina was a Dutch war bride who moved to Canada 1947 to join her husband William J. Bernard who was a Second World War veteran . Katherina was a seamstress until she retired from Saint Rita's Hospital in Sydney. She also taught sewing classes in Eskasoni, Membertou and Chapel Island. She was also the first non-native to be elected to council in Eskasoni. After she retired, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and bead work . She was predeceased by her husband, William 'Bill' J. Bernard who passed away in 1995. She was also predeceased by her parents of Nijmegen, Holland, Gradus Leenders and Engelberta Maria Campfens and by nine brothers and two sisters, Lambertus 'Lam' Cornelis Leenders, Kees Cornelis Lambertus Leenders, Gerard Theodorus Leenders, Petrus Hubertus Leenders, Theodorus 'Theo' Hubertus Leenders, Adrianus 'Ad' Josephus Leenders, Johannes 'Jon' Maria Leenders, Jacobus Canisius 'Jacques' Leenders, Franciscus 'Frans' Canisius Leenders, and sisters, Johanna Marie (Riet Marie) Hopman and Engelberta Johanna (Lien) Leenders . Toos is survived by her 12 children, one brother and two sisters, Angel Pilch, Toronto, Eva Bernard, Sydney, Gerald Noel Bernard, Sydney, Joseph Gordon Bernard, Eskasoni, Theresa Martin, Truro, Rose Anne Bernard, Halifax, Agnes Sheffield, Mississippi, Irene Bordelon, Virginia, Lucina Bernard, Dartmouth, Michael William Bernard, Eskasoni, Margareth Poulette, Eskasoni, Tommy Bernard, Eskasoni . She is also survived by two sisters and a brother all living in Holland, Huberta Petronella 'Berti' Leenders, Antonia Maria 'Ton' Leenders; and her youngest brother Aloysius Antonius 'Aloys' Leenders . She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchildren . Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni, after 7 p.m. and continue Wednesday, Nov. 21. The funeral mass will take place 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Holy Family Church, Eskasoni, with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment to follow . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com .

11/17/2012 Netherlands
Bernard Virginia Jane (Doucette) Bernard CBP 29/11/2012
Virginia Jane (Doucette) Bernard

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden death of Virginia Jane 'Jenny' (Doucette) Bernard . Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Georgina (Denny) Doucette and the late Noel Doucette . She was a member of the Holy Family parish, Eskasoni, and she was was presently a student at TEC pursuing her grade 12. Jenny was also known as a dancer and a poet of the family. Jenny lived for her children and grandchildren . She is survived by her husband, John Joseph Bernard; her children, Theresa (David), Caroline (Lowell), Jenny Rose (Vincent), Allister (Delena), and stepdaughter, Olivia Julian; grandchildren, John David, Jorja Rayne, Christopher, Wyatt, Kaylynn, Marshall Jr., John Andrew, Precious and Richard. She is also survived by her siblings, Vaughen (Shirley), Mike (Karen), Noel Jr., Daniel, Donald, Bernice, Ruby and John . Visitation will take place at her home Saturday, Dec. 1 at 88 Anslum Rd., Eskasoni, after 5 p.m. and continue Sunday, Dec 2. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 3 at Holy Family Church, Eskasoni, with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com .
DOD not noted, used published for indexing purposes 11/29/2012 Sydney
Bickerton John Irvine Bickerton CBP 19/11/2012
John Irvine Bickerton

Born In: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

John Irvine Bickerton, son of Irvine and Carolyn Bickerton was born in 1927, and died on Nov. 16, 2012, at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney surrounded by his family . Although John was born in Amherst he loved our island and saw himself as a true Cape Bretoner . John is survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee Rice); sons, Alexander, James (Teresa), Robert (Dude), Kenneth (Dar); and daughter, Janet (John); grandchildren, Neil, Ben, Luke, Paul and Lydia and his siblings, Ruth, Margaret, Barbara, Robert, Carman, and Jim 'Bick' . John was predeceased by his son, Paul who died in 1980 at the age of 25 . John was a good man. He was a caring husband and father and a wonderful friend to many. John quietly cared for others when help was needed and he brightened the day for many with his smiles and laughter. John worked in the insurance business for over 50 years. A true hockey 'nut', he dragged kids and gear all over the country, especially loving his hockey years with his now gone buddies Mackie, Campy and Porky . John, with his wife Evelyn, worked hard to ensure his six children had a good education and a good start in life and we thank Dad so much for his dedication and commitment to our family . We will miss his beautiful brown eyes but are so thankful for his 85 years . We thank the Cove staff and volunteers for providing a wonderful home for John for the past five years and for their compassion during his passing . A gathering will be held at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service on Wednesday at the United Baptist Church, Charlotte Street, Sydney, at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow. All are welcome . In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Festival of Lights Campaign at the Cove would be appreciated . Go with God Dad ... Rest in Peace . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com .

11/16/2012 Amherst
Billard Gordon Billard CBP 31/01/2012
Gordon BillardBorn In: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, CanadaBorn: August 3rd, 1942 Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 It is with broken hearts we the family of Gordon Billard announce his passing. He was tragically taken from us on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at his home.Gordon was born in Rose Blanche, N.L, Aug. 3, 1942, he was a son of the late John W. and Marjorie (Collier) Billard.Gordon was an active member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and a longtime member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 682. Gordon was a dedicated family man who lived for his family, he was well known as the neighbourhood handyman, always there for anyone who needed him. His love of the outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting or gardening was passed on to many family members and friends.Surviving is his wife, Joyce Amelia (Brown) Billard; sons, Ronald Gordon (Kim) and Darrell John; his grandsons (the love and pride of his life) Jonathan Willis Billard and Matthew Ronald Billard; sisters, Nora Lockhart, Florida, Marilyn (Terry) Ivey, North Sydney; brother, Jack (Brenda) Billard, Halifax; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, family and friends.Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Douglas.A visitation for Gordon will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, at St. John the Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Fraser and Rev Gloria McClure Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or to a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.Gordon, your adoring family and friends will miss you always but we have many fond memories to help us remember you.
1/27/2012 Rose Blanche, NFLD on Aug. 3, 1942
Billard Samuel Gordon Billard CBP 17/03/2012
Samuel Gordon BillardBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: October 27th, 1924Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 16th, 2012It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Billard on Friday, March 16, 2012, at home.He was born on Oct. 27, 1924, Glace Bay, to the late Ernest and Freda (Payne) Billard.Gordon worked for Thompson and Sutherland until 1966 and until his retirement in 1984 he taught at the Regional Vocational School and ran a corner store from his home. He was an active community member, he loved ice fishing, skating, dancing and bowling. He enjoyed many summers in Big Pond. He was active as an usher at the Savoy Theatre and on the board of directors of resicare. He served overseas in the Second World War.Surviving are his children, son, Ross, Hailfax; daughters, Rosanne (Frank) Campbell, Whycocomagh, Mary Eileen, Sydney, Ruth (Phillip) Crowdis, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Bridget, Corrinne, Lohen, Tess and Falyn; brothers, Gerald (Ruby), Jack (Ann), Donald (Rosella) and Ray; sisters, Dorothy (James) Munden, Eileen (Blaise) Bigley, Bette and Beverly; special niece and caretaker, Diane Munden.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Eileen; infant son, Terry; brothers, Arthur (Lexie), Charles; sisters, Ernestine and Joan.The family will receive guests at the family home, 32 Water St., Glace Bay from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Glace Bay, with the Rev. Leo Boone officiating. A reception will take place after the service at the Savoy Theatre. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
3/16/2012 Glace Bay on Oct. 27, 1924
Billard Sheila Billard CBP 22/06/2012
The family of Sheila Billard are sad to announce her peaceful passing on June 20, 2012, with her family by her side. Born on Jan. 9, 1946 in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Warren ‘Doc’ MacLennan and Doris (Purdy) MacLennan. Sheila had a long and distinguished career that spanned over 40 years as a Registered Nurse in North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Halifax and Baddeck. She is an Honorary Life Member of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. More importantly to Sheila, she enjoyed the camaraderie of working alongside medical professionals over the course of her career. She particularly cherished her time working with elderly patients at Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines and Alderwood Nursing Home in Baddeck. Several of Sheila's closest nursing friends were at her side throughout her recent illness. She was an active contributor to her community. She was a member of Carman United Church in Sydney Mines and attended Greenwood United Church in Baddeck. She was active in several committees and she is a former member of Sydney Presbytery. Sheila is a Past Regent of the Archibald Chapter of the IODE. Sheila will be missed by her many friends and family, including her husband, Winston; her sons Jason (Lexie) and Aaron (Lori-Ann); her sister, Cathy and her special brothers-in-law, Darrell Whitman and Dave Kay. Dear to her heart were her grandchildren, Logan and Ethan, and Allie Jane and Eli. Of special mention was Sheila's relationship with her cousins, the MacLennans, who were such a significant part of her life from childhood to her final day. Also, the family would to express their deep appreciation to her close friends and care givers, Joan Chiasson, Adele McInnis, Nancy Boutilier, Marina Newman, Cathy Gregory, Carol Smith, Charlotte Roach and Christine MacFarlane. In addition to her parents, Sheila was predeceased by her sister, Arlie Beth (MacLennan) Kay and her grandmother Ada Jane MacLennan. Visitation will be held at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines, on Saturday June 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Carman United Church on Sunday June 24 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nick Phillips officiating with reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or Carman United Church. Words of comfort may be sent to jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/20/2012
Billard Donald 'Donnie' Billard CBP 12/07/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, brother and friend. Donald ‘Donnie’ Billard, age 67, of Glace Bay passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Donnie was the son of the late Ernest and Alfreda (Payne) Billard. Donnie will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Rosella (Calder); stepsons, Stephen, Kenneth, Patrick, David Nearing; brothers, Gerald (Ruby), Jack (Ann), Ray; sisters, Dorothy (James) Munden, Beth, Beverly and Eileen (Blaise) Bigley. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Charles, Art, sisters, Joan and Ernestine. The family would like to thank Dr. Cadegan and a special thanks to Dr. Harless for their care of Donnie during his illness. In honouring Donnie’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. Donations in Donnie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolence to the Billard family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. “A simple man with simple needs.”
7/11/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Billard Gerald Clarence 'Jerry' Billard CBP 26/09/2012
Gerald 'Jerry' Billard

Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: February 14th, 1942

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 22nd, 2012

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Gerald Billard on Sept.
22, 2012, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Alice (Best) and
Maxwell Billard.
He was member of North Sydney Kinsmen Club as well he volunteered at
the Northside Community Forum.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Darlene (Jamie)
MacDonad, Ball Creek; sons, Brian (Nadine), Calgary, and Kevin
(Barb), Sydney Mines. His sisters, Marjorie (Jackie) Jardine, Georges
River, Shirley (Phillip) Jobes, Manitoba, Lucy Fennell, North Sydney;
sister-in-law, Joanne Billard; brothers, Jimmy (Maxine), Georges
River, Freddie (Heather), Sydney Mines; grandchildren, Jessica, Jaden
MacDonald and Aiden, Shealyn Billard and Jeremy Billard. Special
friends Louise and Charlie Iannetti.
Predeceased by his parents, brothers, Wilfred, Frankie, mother and
father-in-law, Alex and Barbara Bonnar.
By request no visitation will take place. Cremation has taken place
under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Sydney Mines, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with Marion
Barclay-MacKay officiating.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

9/22/2012 North Sydney on Feb. 14, 1942
Binns Terrance M. Binns CBP 21/12/2012
Terrance Binns

Passed on: December 18th, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and friend, Terry Binns on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home in North Sydney . Born in London, England, Terry was the son of the late Angus and Jeanty Binns . He was a member of the British military for a good part of his working life. After immigrating to Canada, he worked security in Alberta, and finally, settled in North Sydney . He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and an amazing cribbage opponent . Terry is survived by his wife, Julie Heggart; his children, Julie Ferguson (Tony), Debbie Hewitt (Tom), Anthony, Sandra Turner (Melvin), Louise, Nadia and Natalie; his grandchildren, Colum, Craig, Justin, Josh, Robert, Courtney, Anthony, Lloyd, Isabella; his sister, Myrtle Cairns, England and by his cousin and best friend, Jack (RoseMary) Smith, England . Besides his parents, Terry was predeceased by his brother, Kenny . Visitation for Terry will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. David Luker officiating . Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com

12/18/2012
Biron Kenzie Claude Biron CBP 13/03/2012
Kenzie Claude BironBorn In: St. Peters, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 10th, 2012It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Kenzie Biron on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Born in St. Peters, he was the son of Catherine (MacLeod) and the late Claude Biron.Kenzie owned and operated Kenzie Biron Auto Body retiring in 2007. He and his wife Lynn spent summers in Catalone and wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla. For the past five years. Kenzie was an avid fan and racecar driver; he drove stock cars in Sydney and drag raced in Sydney, Halifax, and PEI.Besides his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Roper; daughter Karla (Rob Tuck); grandchildren, Avery and Raine; brother, Keats (Brenda); sister-in-law, Judy Biron. Also left to mourn his loss is Lynn’s daughter Jennifer Stewart and her children, Hanna and Fox of Surrey, B.C.; mother-in-law, Jessie Roper; sister-in-law, Ann Ledgerwood; and brother-in-law, Ian (Chris) Roper. Kenzie was also very fortunate to have nieces and nephews whom he cared for very deeply, as well as very good friends both in Cape Breton and Florida.Kenzie was predeceased by his father, Claude, brother, Roger, daughter, Paula, and grandchildren, Alyssa and Blake.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. There will be no service by request of the family. A committal service will be held at a later time.Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
3/10/2012 St. Peters
Blackie William 'Bill' Blackie CBP 10/12/2012
William 'Bill' Blackie

Peacefully, after a lengthy illness at Ian Anderson House (Oakville) on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the age of 47 . Loving husband of Donna (nee Ferneyhough). Cherished father of Justin and Danielle . Predeceased by parents, William Blackie and Bernetta Neil and sister Mary Boudreau . Survived by sisters Georgina (Ben), Margaret Ann (Paul), Doris (Gord), Liz (Brian), Cathy, and Karen; brothers Bill (Ezia), Jerome (Donna), David (Doris) . Bill was the owner/operator of Blackie Construction . Family and friends were received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St., Oakville, Ont., 905-844-3221 on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Service will be held from the Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment at Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga . Donations may be made to Ian Anderson House, PO Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville, Ont., L6J 7P5 . Please visit Bill's Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com .

12/7/2012
Blakeburn Angela Bridget Blakeburn CBP 13/09/2012
Angela Bridget Blakeburn

Born In: Trepassey, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 12th, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our
dear mother, Angela Bridget Blakeburn in the An Cala unit of the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
Born in Trepassey, N.L., to Richard and Bridget (Kennedy) Pennell,
she was the eldest of seven children.
She moved to Sydney in 1938 where she met her late husband, Nelson
Blakeburn (1998). She resided most of her life in Ashby and on the
Meadows Road. Angela was a faithful member of the Anglican church.
She was president of the White Cross Volunteers. She loved the beauty
of nature, berry picking, card games and Sunday night dinners, but
most of all, her family and friends.
Angela is survived by loving daughters, Maureen Campbell (Norton),
London, Sylvia Blakeburn (Dave), Ottawa, and Elaine Nardocchio
(Howard), Sydney; adoring grandchildren, Heather McHale (Derek),
Kelly Campbell (Jean Sebastien), Blake Campbell (Shirley), Paul
Nardocchio (Tara) and Cavelle Nardocchio (Dave); and her
great-grandchildren, Colin, Mitchell, Allyson, Gabrielle, Charles,
Clara, Bronwyn and Conor. Lovingly remembered by sisters, Nora Power
(Tom) and Sister Frances Pennell, as well as her sisters-in-law,
Marie Pennell and Florrie Pennell and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angela was predeceased by her sister, Susan Power and brothers, Lou,
Sylvie and Gordon.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday, Sept.
14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St.
George's Anglican Church 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with Rev. Laura
McCue officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative
Care Society of Cape Breton, phone 902-567-7846, or a charity of your
choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

9/12/2012 Trepassey, Nfld
Blanchard Theresa (MacDonald) Blanchard CBP 04/01/2012
Theresa (nee MacDonald) BlanchardPassed in: Grimsby, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: January 2nd, 2010 Passed away peacefully at Kilean Lodge, Grimsby on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the age of 84.Dear and loving wife of Joseph for 50 years. Loving mother of Kevin and his wife Brenda of Stoney Creek, and Stephen of View Lake, Ont. Dear grandmother of Bryan and Katherine. Also remembered by sister Mabel Brooker of Richmond Hill.Predeceased by 11 siblings.Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcom Funeral Home, 11 Mountain St., Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Ave., Grimsby at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Enichment to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Toronto, in spring of 2012, date to be announced.If desired, donations to a charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.Www.smithsfh.com
1/2/2010
Blanchard Liam Lawler Blanchard CBP 08/08/2012
Liam Blanchard

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: November 1st, 1974

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 5th, 2012

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the loss of Liam
Lawler Blanchard, 37 on Aug. 5, 2012, at the QEII Health Sciences
Center, in Halifax. Liam fought a short, but brave, courageous, and
inspirational battle with metastatic melanoma.
Born in Sydney on Nov. 1, 1974, he was the proud son of Gregory and
Anne (Curtis) Blanchard. At the age of seven, with his family, he
moved to Dartmouth, where he spent his youth, actively participating
in sports and his community. Liam graduated from Dartmouth High
School in 1993.
He attended Acadia University in Wolfville, where he achieved a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1997. He played on the Acadia rugby team,
was active in campus life, and made lifelong friends whose strong
bonds are amazing and continue to this day.
After graduation, Liam moved to Ottawa, pursuing careers with Corel
and the Government of Canada. After 10 years, Liam returned to
Dartmouth where he lived until his passing.
Liam was the executive director of Volleyball Nova Scotia and, most
recently, Basketball Nova Scotia. He had the opportunity to solidify
incredible relationships in the volleyball and basketball communities
across the province and he was dedicated and worked hard on their
behalf.
Throughout his life, Liam spent many summers golfing and enjoying the
beach at his family cottage in Ingonish. Most memorable times at the
cottage included his dear friend, Bob Watson, who was like an older
brother to Liam and the two could entertain anyone with their
"frigging jigging" on the deck. Also, an avid golfer, Liam's only
regret was never beating his dad in a round at the Cape Breton
Highland Links.
Along with his parents, Liam is survived by sisters, Seana Blanchard
and Anita (Blanchard) MacLeod; brothers-in-law, Jeff MacLeod and Glen
MacIsaac; nephew, Gregor MacLeod; nieces, Lea MacLeod, Ella MacIsaac
and Lilah MacIsaac, who shares Liam's birthday and he said was his
best birthday present ever; girlfriend, Katie Heckman and many aunts,
uncles, cousins, and great friends.
Liam was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Charlotte
(Egan) Curtis, paternal grandparents, Leo and Mary (Lawler)
Blanchard, grand aunt, Mary Egan, affectionately referred to as Mimi;
aunt, Catherine (Blanchard) Moore, uncle, Tommy Blanchard and aunt,
Carmel (Curtis) Schwab.
Many thanks to Dr. Robyn Macfarlane; Palliative Care: and the
wonderful nurses and staff on 8A who grew fonder of Liam every day.
Special thanks to David Maginley who helped Liam navigate his
spiritual path which led him to an acceptance of his disease and of
his fate.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at A.L. Mattatal
Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral mass will take place on Friday, Aug.
10, 2012 at St. Clement's Church, 16 Gaston Rd., Dartmouth, at 10
a.m. Burial will take place in Ingonish, Cape Breton, at a later date.
Family flowers only. At Liam's request, donations in his memory can
be made to KidSport Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Rd., 4th floor,
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6 or at www. sportnovascotia.ca.
To view or place an online message of condolence please visit
www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.

8/5/2012 Sydney on Nov. 1, 1974
Blanchard Gregory Arthur Blanchard CBP 29/08/2012
Gregory Blanchard

Born In: Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 25th, 2012

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the loss of Gregory
Arthur Blanchard, 73, on Aug. 25, 2012, at the QEII Health Sciences
Centre, in Halifax, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Dalhousie, N.B., he was the son of the late Leo and Mary
(Lawler) Blanchard.
In 1957, Greg graduated from Dalhousie Regional High School, where he
was an outstanding basketball player, and remained in Dalhousie
working for the Bank of Montreal. He attended Saint Francis Xavier
University and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree,
and later with a Bachelor of Education degree.
Greg worked with INCO in Thompson, Man. from 1961 to 1963, returned
to Antigonish to complete his degree, began working for CIL in
Montreal in 1964 and transferred to Halifax in 1967.
In 1969, Greg began teaching at the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of
Technology, in Sydney, where he became actively involved in the Nova
Scotia Government Employees Association, first on local committees
and then as the secretary-treasurer on the association's executive.
In 1980 he was elected as the part time president of the association
and in 1981, the association became the Nova Scotia Government
Employees Union and Greg was elected the NSGEU's first full-time
president, moved to Dartmouth, with his family, and was elected to
six subsequent two year terms. It was a position he held with great
pride and dedication until his retirement in 1994.
Greg summered in Ingonish at the family cottage, was an avid golfer,
loved to fish and hunt, and enjoyed spending time with his family and
friends. He also spent time in North Redington Beach, Florida, over
the last 20 years, where he made many lifelong friends.
Along with Anne, his wife of 46 years, Greg is survived by daughters,
Seana Blanchard and Anita (Blanchard) MacLeod; sons-in-law, Jeff
MacLeod and Glen MacIsaac; grandson, Gregor MacLeod; granddaughters,
Lea MacLeod, Ella MacIsaac and Lilah MacIsaac; brother, Jimmy
(Doneva) Blanchard; sister, Jane (Lester) Sutton; brothers-in-law,
Brian (Margie) Curtis, and Redmond (Rosella) Curtis and many nephews,
nieces, and great friends.
Greg was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Mary Blanchard; sister,
Catherine (John) Moore; brother, Tommy (Mae) Blanchard; and most
recently, his only son, Liam Blanchard.
Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Rayson, Dr Nabeel Samad, Dr. Michele
Molinari, Dr. Geoff Williams, Helen Searle, palliative care, David
Maginley, and the wonderful nurses and staff on 8A.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at A.L. Mattatall
Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
at 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral mass will take place on Friday, Aug. 31,
2012 at St. Clement's Church, 16 Gaston Rd., Dartmouth, at 10 am.
Burial will take place in Ingonish, Cape Breton, at a later date.
Family flowers only. Donations in Greg's memory can be made to
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, an organization that raises
funds for pancreatic cancer research carried out at the QEII Health
Sciences Centre at www.craigscause.ca or by calling the QEII
Foundation at (902) 473-7932.
To view or place an online message of condolence please visit
www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.

8/25/2012 Dalhousie, New Brunswick
Blewer John 'Danny' Blewer CBP 04/04/2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Danny Blewer on April 1, 2012, at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, N.S. He lived most of his life in Scotchtown, but most recently resided at the nursing home. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William and Isabel ‘Bella Jane’ (Fraser) Blewer. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In his younger years, Danny was known to love a good kitchen party with all his brothers. He played the fiddle and enjoyed walking. Danny is survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Danny was also predeceased by his brothers, Duncan, Alex, Freddy, Robert, John in infancy, stepbrother, Kenneth Timmons Sr., sisters Florence and Jessie, both in infancy. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, 862-7500. A private family viewing will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service to celebrate Danny’s life on Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating and interment will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Victoria Haven Nursing Home for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Danny while he was residing there. Donations in Danny’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send Condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
4/1/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Blinkhorn Brian Blinkhorn CBP 28/12/2012
Brian Blinkhorn

Passed on: December 21st, 2012

At Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, Ont. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in his 53rd year . Brian Blinkhorn of Orillia, beloved husband of Connie Gilliam. Lovingly remembered by Connie's family, Suzy Longford, Patricia (Daniel Bussieres) and Jonathan Gilliam, all of Orillia. Loving grandfather of Charlotte. Dear brother of Jim (Cheryl) of Dundas, Theresa (Frank McCready) of Sydney Mines, N.S., Marion Clare of Orillia and the late Jackie, Adrian and Colleen. Remembered by his nephew Eric Blinkhorn (Liz); his many other nieces, nephews and friends . Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St. East, Orillia, Ont., on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, from 11 a.m. until time of services in the chapel at 1 p.m . Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, Ont. would be
appreciated by the family . Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.simcoefuneralhome.ca .

12/21/2012
Blouin Matilda (Getto) Blouin CBP 06/12/2012
Matilda (Getto) Blouin

Born In: Inverness, Canada

Passed on: December 3rd, 2012

Matilda passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 in Waterville, Nova Scotia . Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Gillis) Getto . Matilda resided in Montreal, returning to Nova Scotia in 2001 . She is survived by her son, Lloyd and grandson, Olivier, Quebec; sisters, Sarah Wellner, Fredericton, Sylvia Medjuck, Hermine Getto; brother, Carl (Agatha), all in New Waterford; sister-in-law, Rollande Racine, Montreal and numerous nieces and nephews . She was predeceased by her husband, Lucien; grandson, Sean; sisters, Rose Habicht, Leonie Hadley, Margaret Thurbide, Catherine Marchesin and Georgina MacDonald . We wish to express our sincere thanks to the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford and the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville, N.S., for their excellent care to Matilda over the years . As per Matilda's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral mass. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private burial will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Deacon Leo Penny officiating. All are invited to join the family for a reception on Monday morning, starting at 10:30 a.m. in St. Leonard's Hall on Convent Street . As an expression of sympathy for Matilda, memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice . Online condolences can be made at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

12/3/2012 Inverness
Blundon Marion Blundon CBP 10/01/2012
Marion BlundonBorn In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 9th, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Marion Blundon on January 9th, 2012 at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Matheson) Watson.Marion belonged to the New Waterford Pensioner’s club, the Salvation Army Women’s Home League Group. Being very crafty, she was well known for crocheting and was an accomplished seamstress.Marion is survived by her daughter Karen (Philip) Blondeau, Cole Harbour and son Darren (Anne Louise), Port Hawkesbury and grandchildren, Heather Blundon and Sam Blondeau.Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Stan, granddaughter Erin Blondeau; and brother Alexander ‘Buster’ Watson.Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-7500 and a celebration of Marion’s life will be on Thursday, January 12th at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church, New Waterford, NS with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating, followed by burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens and a luncheon to follow in the Calvin Church Hall, New Waterford, NS.Special thanks to the staff at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay for their care and friendship shown to our mom.In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Calvin United Church, New Waterford, NS.To send online condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
1/9/2012 Inverness
Bobbitt Gerald Bobbitt CBP 18/07/2012
It is with a heavy heart the family wish to announce the death of Gerald Stephen Bobbitt, who succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the age of 70 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB. Born on May 9th, 1942 in North Sydney, NS, he was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Annie (Battiste) Bobbitt, three sisters, Lois Musgrave (Louis) ON, Beverly Reid, NS and infant, Joan Bobbitt. He is survived by his devoted wife, Thelma (Bonner); two sons, Stephen (Doline) of Burton, NB and Jason (Veronica) of Kelowna, BC and his two granddaughters (Papa's angels), Vanessa and Brianna; two sisters, Karen Lemoine (Craig) NS and Faith Fisher (Robert) NS and brother David Bobbitt (Maureen) of NS. He leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Having served 31 years as a Canadian Military Engineer and 11 years working for the City of Fredericton, Gerald had many treasured friends across the country who continued to show support throughout his illness. Members of the Retired Sappers Association were his second family and many co-workers, neighbours will miss his sense of humour and his gentle, caring spirit. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4, and volunteered for many causes. Gerald enjoyed woodworking and his hand made clocks will be a cherished reminder. In recent years Gerald enjoyed his new found computer skills to keep family and friends close in his heart. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago St., at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012. The final resting place will be Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Fund) or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences can be made at www.oromoctofh.com, 357-5100.
7/17/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: May 9th, 1942
Bohaychuk Harry Bohaychuk CBP 26/05/2012
Harry Bohaychuk Born In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Born: July 14th, 1922 Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed on: May 5th, 2012 Harry Bohaychuk, born Hamilton, Ont., son of the late Mary and Peter Bohaychuk, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at home in Hamilton, Ont. Surviving are his daughter Adrienne Cogswell, Upper Leitches Creek, granddaughters Josephine Clare, Victoria Donovan, Colleen Carey, of Sydney and Maureen Clare, Kitchener, Ont., and his 10 great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Society, Sydney N.S.
5/5/2012 Hamilton, ON
Bond Mary Bernadette 'Bunny' Bond CBP 28/12/2012
Mary 'Bunny' Bond

Born In: North Sydney

Passed on: December 25th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother. Mary Bernadette Bond age 86 formerly of New Aberdeen passed away on Christmas Day 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in North Sydney, Bunny was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Anne (Somers) Bates . She was a former member of St. John's the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen and later, St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Bunny was an active member of the St. Anne's Solidarity Society and CWL at St. John's Church. Over the years she was a foster mother to 63 children and established a very special bond with these children. Her home was filled with love. Bunny was a recipient of a plaque from Child Welfare honoring her for her dedication and compassion she devoted to the many children she fostered . Bunny will be sadly missed by her loving children, daughter, Terry (Lloyd) Wadden, Glace Bay; sons, Budd, Toronto, Keith, Mill Cove, N.S.; brother, Ferdy Bates, St. Catherine's, Ont.; three cherished grandchildren, Janice (Casey), Gerald (Tammy), Sonam; five great grandchildren, Corina, Brady, Taylor, Riley, Anisley. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews . Besides her parents, Bunny was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank; sisters, Eileen, Emerita 'Em', and one in infancy; brothers, Albert, Joe, Gerard 'Yardy' and Bill . Visitation for Bunny will be held 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 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 . Donations in Bunny's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, charity of choice or a mass to be offered in her name . Online condolences to the Bond family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca .

12/25/2012 North Sydney
Bonnar Adrian Bonnar CBP 27/06/2012
We regret to announce the passing of Adrian Bonnar, 78, on Monday June 25, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Little Pond on July 1, 1933, Adrian was the son of the late John James and Bertha (Miller) Bonnar. He was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or. Adrian loved the ocean, and he also loved to cook. One of his favourite pastimes was watching western movies. He is survived by his children, John (Judy) Bonnar, Glace Bay, Alice (Earl) Boutilier, Florence, Bernie (Deborah), North Sydney, Darlene (Glen) Stewart, North Sydney, David (Lisa) Bonnar, Long Island, Ann (Wayne) Young, Boularderie and his sons at heart, Robert (Laurel) (Victoria) and John (Jacqueline). Also left to mourn are grandchildren, Robert (Laurel), Theresa, Christopher, Brittany, Courtney, Aaron, Shania, Kenny, Matthew and Chelsea; brothers, Kenny, Danny, Francis and Ronald and sisters, Florence Debbie, Jean, Helen and Kathy. Besides his parents, Adrian was predeceased by his loving wife, Florence (Stubbert) Bonnar and brothers, Raymond, Kayward and Edward. Adrian’s family would like extend special thanks to the Northside Guest Home, the Renal Dialysis Unit, Billy Gilliam and EHS, for their kindness and compassion over the years. Thanks also to Dr. Michel McKeough and the staff of 5 East, Northside General Hospital. Visitation for Adrian Bonnar will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Wednesday) June 27, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Adrian’s memory may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home, 11 Queen St., North Sydney. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/25/2012 Little Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 1st, 1933
Bonnar Annie (MacKinnon) Bonnar CBP 15/09/2012
Annie (MacKinnon) Bonnar

Born In: Black Point, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: December 21st, 1928

Passed in: Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 13th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts and beautiful memories
that we announce the passing of a wonderful
mother and friend at the age of 83 years, at
Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neils Harbor, after a
brief illness.
She was a resident of Bay St. Lawrence, Victoria County.
Born in Black Point, she was the daughter of late
Peter A. and Elizabeth (MacEachern) MacKinnon.
She is survived by her children, Fred (Betty),
Hank (Lorraine), Allan (Donna), Simon (Cathy),
John, Peter, Liz (David), Maggie (Jim), Bea
(Tom), Mary (Bert) and Willa (Charlie); brother,
Allan Joseph (Mary); sister-in-law, Mary Louise;
also her 19 loving grandchildren, Kelly Ann,
Danielle, John, Laura Lee, Shane, Veronica,
Deanna, Jessica, Carrie Ann, Will, Quentin,
Robert, Brandy Damian, Jasmine, C.J., Conley,
Vanessa and William; 21 great-grandchildren,
Rihanna, Jessie, Raven, Sabrina, Amber, Molly,
Miranda Emmet, Presley, Mariah, Sophia, Dalton,
Xavier, Lukas, Jack, Isaac, Andy, Jake, Jeremy,
Josh, Hank; two great-great-grandchildren, Nyah
and Carter; many loving nieces and nephews.
Annie was predeceased by her husband, William;
sisters, Flora Ann, Mary Ann, Isabel, Margaret,
Annie, Maggie, Sadie Mae, Annie Beatrice,
Marcella and Margaret; brothers, Archie, Alex
Dan, Alex James and Simon.
Cremation has taken place under the care of
Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. A
graveyard service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18
at 1 p.m. at St. Andrews Cemetery, Bay St.
Lawrence with Rev. Margie Wood officiating. After
the service all are welcome back at the family
home at 3390 Bay St. Lawrence Rd.
We the family would like to thank the staff and
doctors of the Buchanan Memorial Hospital for
their great care and kindness.
Donations can be made to your choice of charity.
"Love for a mother never ends."

9/13/2012 Black Point on Dec. 21, 1928
Bonnar-Greene Georgina Jennex Bonnar-Greene CBP 20/08/2012
Georgina Jennex Bonnar-Greene

Born In: New Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: South Hampton, Ontario, Canada

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of
Georgina Jennex Bonnar-Greene, 70, in South Hampton, Ont.
Born in New Victoria, she was a daughter of the late Hadley and Dora
(Leudy) Jennex.
Surviving are her husband, Nelson Greene; three sons, Bert, Stephen
and Clifford; two stepdaughters, Michelle and Stephanie; three
brothers, Richard, Gerald and Hadley; four sisters, Elizabeth
'Betty', Ruth, Carol and Alice; three grandchildren, Nicholas,
Cassandra, Jessica; many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Georgina was predeceased by one brother, Clarence.
As per her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Cremation has taken place in South Hampton, Ont.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
DOD not noted in Obit, used published for indexing 8/20/2012 New Victoria
Bonnell Beatrice (Hepditch) Bonnell CBP 09/01/2012
Beatrice (Hepditch) BonnellBorn In: Lamaline, Newfoundland, CanadaBorn: August 3rd, 1917 Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 7th, 2012 The family wishes to announce the passing or our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. Beatrice passed into the arms of our Lord and Saviour at her home in Cara House, Northside Community Guest Home, on Jan., 7, 2012, at the age of 93.Beatrice was born Aug, 3, 1918, in Lamaline, Nfld., one of eight children to the late Fred and Lydia Mae Hepditch. Beatrice and her family survived the tidal wave of November 1929, in Newfoundland, and she went on to marry Lewis Bonnell. They immigrated to North Sydney with three small children and later settled in Leitches Creek and raised their family of eight. Mom loved her family gatherings and was always interested in what the children were doing. She was eagerly awaiting the arrival of three more great-grandchildren in 2012.Beatrice leaves to mourn her sons, Howard, (Judy) North Sydney, Claude (Phyliss), Middleton, Derek (Shirley), Georges River, Melvin (Judy), Leitches Creek, Art (Vicki), Regina, Ray (Elayne), Ottawa, Lou (Mary), Coxheath and her only daughter, Mildred (Lorne) Jennex, Leitches Creek. She will be fondly remembered by 22 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Beatrice is also survived by a loving sister, Dorothy (Gilbert) Ivany, Sydney.Besides her parents, Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Lewis John in 1998; brothers, Fred, William, Cyril, Stanley; sisters, Mary, Mildred (in infancy) and great-grandson, Harry.Mom (Nanny) was a true matriarch of our family, and through her love and guidance made us a very close knit family. Mom (Nanny), we will truly miss you, but will treasure all the wonderful memories you gave to us. We love you.Visitation for Beatrice 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 Anglican Church, North Sydney, with the Rev. Carl Fraser, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to St. John Anglican Church, Northside Community Guest Home, Parkinson’s Society or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
1/7/2012 Lamaline, NFLD on Aug. 3, 1917
Bonnell Vera Florence Bonnell CBP 11/10/2012
Vera Florence Bonnell

Born In: Port Lorne, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 10th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Vera Bonnell on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Lorne, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Theresa (Lewis) Sabean. She enjoyed walking, and spending time with her family and collecting jewelry. She would spend hours watching the shopping network and collecting clocks. Vera is survived by her children, Linda (Brian) Sabean,Port Lorne, Dennis Bonnell (Darlene Letournal), Michael Bonnell (Diane Bradbury), both of Sydney; her wonderful grandchildren, Christine (Michel), Shaun (Nadine), Justin, Virjillia (T.J.), Devin and Jennifer; great-granddaughter, Alexis; brother, Watson Sabean (Doreen), Calgary; as well as her cat, Snuggle. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Dennis Shawn Bonnell and brother, Earl Dennis Sabean. Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Westmount United Church, Westmount, with Rev. Bob Biggar officiating. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at the CBRH and to the VON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

10/10/2012 Port Lorne
Bonnell-Marshall Annette Joan D'Arc Bonnell-Marshall CBP 20/12/2012
Annette Joan D'Arc Bonnell-Marshall

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: December 18th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annette Bonnell-Marshall on Dec. 18, 2012, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney . Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Renaud) Dubois . Annette was employed by the University College of Cape Breton as co-director of the Electronic Learning Centre. After her retirement in 1988, she kept close ties to the college and was a member of the University Faculty Alumni. She was well known and loved by faculty and students alike . Annette was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her caring nature and capacity to reach out to others made her a much-adored member of her community . Annette is survived by her longtime loving companion, Ross Marshall; daughters, Linda Ouellet, Barrie, Gail Bonnell, Sydney; sons, Larry (Sheila) Bonnell, Oshawa, Wally and Michael (Diane) Bonnell, Scarborough, Tim (Michelle) Bonnell, Sydney; and two stepsons, Paul (Tina) and Eric Marshall, Toronto; 10 grandchildren, Rene and Nicole, Annette, Lawrence and Creig, Christine and Carrie Ann, Tim, Nicholas and Travis; numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Maurice (Marg) Dubois, London; and one sister, Margaret (Joe) Egardo, California . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Francis Bonnell, son, Raymond, and daughter, Franklyn Edwards and three brothers, Peter, Louis and Edward Dubois, sister, Tenia Phillippo . Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating . Donations may be made to the Diabetes Society in lieu of flowers . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhoome.com .

12/18/2012 Sydney
Boone Fabian 'Bud' Boone CBP 13/01/2012
Fabian 'Bud' BooneBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: CanadaPassed on: January 11th, 2012 Fabian ‘Bud’ passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care unit in the Victoria General Hospital surrounded by his family on January 11, 2012, four days after his 77th birthday.He was born in Glace Bay and raised by parents Jessie Maude Kennedy and Joseph Patrick Boone. He moved to Halifax at the age of 17, where he met and married the girl next door. Bud and Gerry married in 1959.Bud spent his entire life in Nova Scotia, living in towns from Glace Bay to Yarmouth. His 33 year career in banking fueled his life-long interest in business and entrepreneurship. He often served as treasurer and/or chair at the various organizations he was involved in, such as the Lion's, Kinsmen and Rotary clubs. Bud enjoyed sailing in the Northwest Arm during the days of canvas sails. During his younger years, he also enjoyed curling, golf and photography. In his last years, he enjoyed playing extreme coastal croquet with family and friends in West Pennant and also returned to his teenage pastime of playing billiards.He had an amazing memory and loved to tell stories. Until his very last days, he could recall every detail of events throughout his life from the many communities he had lived as if it were yesterday.Bud was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Geraldine (Gerry) Boone (Hennigan). He is survived by his son Fabian Joseph (Nadia);daughter Cheryl Doucette (John); sisters Marilyn Rohmer of Sydney and Brenda Nygard (Allen) of Glace Bay.The family is grateful for the exceptional care given by all the hospital staff involved during his recent admission.To honour Bud's wishes, there will be no visitation. Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Parish on Tuesday January 17th at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Saint Agnes church hall. All are welcome.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the N.S. Lung Association, N.S. Cancer Society or charity of choice.Condolences may be sent to www.cruikshankshalifaxfuneralhome.com.
1/11/2012 Glace Bay
Boone Adrian 'Addie' Boone CBP 19/06/2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Adrian Boone, age 77, of Dominion. Addie passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home, due to illness the past seven months. Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Margaret (McPhee) Boone. Addie was a plumber/pipefitter by trade and worked for many years at the heavy water plant. Before becoming ill, Addie spent many days meeting his friends at the Dominion boardwalk. A quite man by nature, his greatest joy was when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit. Addie leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 55 years, Mary (Marmaluk), who took special care of Addie during his illness; four sons, Ronnie, Kenny (Joanne), Dennis (Wilma), Blair (Debbie); brothers, Gilbert (Anne), Glace Bay, Francis (Lil), Alberta; sister, Pauline Kennedy, Dominion; and brother-in-law, Mike (Marion) Marmaluk, Sydney. Addie is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Shelly, Linda, Nicholas (Bhreagh), Nathan, Breagh, Adria, Kyle, Kassie, Saxon, Madison and three great-grandchildren, Cohen, Taryn, Jaxon; and godchild, Katherine Shaw. Besides his parents, Addie was predeceased by a sister, Rose Marie (Bernie) McPhee, three brothers in infancy and brother-in-law, David Kennedy. In honouring Addie’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. No flowers by request. Donations in Addie’s memory may be made to palliative care or the VON. Online Condolences to the Boone family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/17/2012 Dominion , Nova Scotia, Canada
Boudreau Leonard George Boudreau CBP 15/03/2012
Leonard George BoudreauBorn In: Detroit, Michigan, United StatesPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 14th, 2012It is with deep sadness that we the family announce the passing of Leonard George Boudreau on March 14, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Born in Detroit, Michigan, Leonard was the son of the late Sylvain and Helen (Hollis) Boudreau.Leonard was a very kind, gentle and loving father and grandfather. He loved spending time in Bonavista, N.L., and at St. Ann’s campground with family and friends playing his guitar and singing. He was an avid dart player and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 and the Sergeants Mess Victoria Park.Leonard was employed in the maintenance department at the Sydney City Hospital until he retired in 1988.Surviving are his daughters, Betty Boudreau, Sydney, Kaye (Bill) Taylor, East Bay, and Grace (Daniel ‘Brother’) Luther, Sydney River; son, Fred (Charlotte), Hamilton, Ont.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and special friends, Robbie and Bill Parker and their families in Ottawa, Ont.Leonard was predeceased by his wife, Rebecca ‘Minnie’ (Abbott) and brother, Eugene.Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, 1 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.Leonard will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
3/14/2012 Detroit, Michigan
Boudreau John H. Boudreau CBP 18/05/2012
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Boudreau, Warden of Richmond County. John died peacefully May 16, 2012, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Petit de Grat, he was a son of the late Willie and Cecilia (Landry) Boudreau. He was a teacher and guidance counsellor for over 30 years, after which he became Councillor and Warden for Richmond County. He was an avid fisherman and his greatest joys in life were his family and his community. In 2002, he became one of the first recipients of the Order of Nova Scotia and was also awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II the same year. He touched many lives and leaves behind a legacy of selfless contributions and passionate commitment. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Viola (Samson); his children, Michael (Tyna Hope) and Michelle (Christopher Newell); his grandchildren, Nicholas and Aurélia; his sister, Cornelia (Johnny Perry) and his brothers, Bernard (Diane), Adrian (Eleanor) and Lucien (Diane). Visitation will be today from 2-9 p.m. in IML Funeral Home, Petit de Grat. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Petit de Grat. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the Centre La Picasse in Petit de Grat following the service. Private burial to follow at a later date. Donations in John’s memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society, the Lodge that Gives, Halifax, or Strait Richmond Hospital, palliative care unit. Online Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting www.imlfuneralhome.com.
5/16/2012 Petit de Grat, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boudreau Viola Boudreau CBP 19/05/2012
Viola Boudreau, age 93 of Kings Road, Dominion, passed away on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at her home. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Vince and Hanna (Ellsworth) Rigby. Viola had a strong faith in her religion and was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church. When she was unable to go to church, she would always watch mass daily on Vision T.V. Viola enjoyed baking, playing bingo, tarabish, petting and grooming her cat Sookie and playing crazy 8’s with her great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and will be remembered as a very kind hearted lady who displayed great compassion for those less fortunate. At one time Viola was employed at the General Instrument Company. Viola is survived by two daughters, Margie (John) King, Dominion, Diane (Jack) Anderson, New York; three sons, Gerard (Valerie), with whom she resided, Russell (Rita), both in Dominion, Jimmy (Gloria), Ontario, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her special friend Pauline McDonald. She was predeceased by her husband Fred; a son, George ‘GG’; a daughter, Joanne; three brothers, Alex, Clarence, Billy and three sisters, Agnes, Mary, Myrtle. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4, 7- p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Daniel Boudreau is Monday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception in the parish hall. As an expression of sympathy for Viola, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Church. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/18/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boudreau Harry Boudreau CBP 29/05/2012
Harry Joseph Boudreau, 90 of 15 Milton St., Sydney, formerly of Louisdale, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Palliative Care Unit. Born in Louisdale, he was the son of the late Walter and Clara (Landry) Boudreau. He was employed for 43 years at Sydney Steel, retiring from the Railway Dept. in 1984. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Sydney. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Theresa (MacRae); sons, Merlin (Viola), Derek (Phyllis), Paul (Connie); brothers, Joseph, Sydney, Louie (Marie), Cole Harbour; grandchildren, Treena (Rob), Milton, Ont., Adrian, Louisdale, Mark (Carolyn), Scott, both of Sydney, Whitney, Louisdale; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Archer. He was predeceased by brothers, Amedie, Eddie, Joe; sisters, Mary MacDonald, Cecila Krszwda, Stella Doucet and Lucy Forrester. Visitation for Mr. Boudreau will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
5/28/2012 Louisdale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boudreau Beatrice Boudreau CBP 01/09/2012
Beatrice Boudreau

Born In: Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: August 30th, 2012

Beatrice passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2012 at the age of
89, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Margaree Harbour, she was
the daughter of the late Henri P. and Louise Anne (Roach) LeFort. She
was a truly devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Beatrice lovingly
welcomed anyone who came to her door. She extended her kindness to all,
no one left without enjoying a good meal. Her grand children will always
remember her jam- jams and homemade bread. Mé mère had a wonderful sense
of humor, a deep faith and a positive outlook on life, which sustained
her to the end. Beatrice was a resident of King Street her whole married
life with the exception of 15 years she and Joe spent in Cheticamp.
While there they were avid members of the Senior Citizens Club and
Beatrice was one of the founding members of the Ladies Auxiiary of the
Cercle Evangeline in New Waterford. Her greatest joy was her family, she
especially cherished the family gathering, the laughs, the songs, and
stories. She was exceptionally proud of her "Boys" and the happiness
they brought her. Beatrice truly enjoyed a game a cribbage and her
favorite TV shows "Jeopardy" and "The Golden Girls". She was a simple
woman who gave to everyone but asked for nothing in return. Beatrice is
survived by her sons, Clifford (Eileen), Bernie (Beth), Cyril (Anne),
Gerard (Karen), Michel "Mic" (Maureen), Joey (Sandra), Maurice (Lori),
16 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Also surviving are
sisters- in- law, Mathilda, Zabeth, Dora, Laurette, Pauline, Jane,
Shirley; and brothers- in -law Leo, Victor, and several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William Joseph (Joe)
Boudreau, sons Richard and Bobby and grandson David, also brothers Paul
Joe, Daniel, Leo, Charlie and Clifford ; sisters Mary Mae, Agnes, and
Jeannette. Beatrice was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. By her request
there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral
Arrangements are under the direction of Mclellan Brothers Funeral Home,
3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-7500. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated today, Saturday, Sept 01, 2012 at 10 AM in the Parish
of Saint Leonard, New Waterford, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. A
reception will take place at the Parish Hall, Convent Street. Burial
will take place in Cheticamp Cemetery, Sunday, Sept 02, 2012 at 1:30 pm
with Father Peter Le Blanc officiating. Donations in her memory can be
made to the Parish of Saint Leonard. "Nous Pouvons Verser des larmes,
Maintenant qu' elle n'est plus là, mais nous pouvona sourire parce qu
'elle a vécu." To send online condolences go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

8/30/2012 Margaree Harbour
Boudreau Veronica Lisa Boudreau CBP 01/09/2012
Veronica Boudreau

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 30th, 2012

Veronica Boudreau, 52 of Sydney passed away
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late
Joseph and Evelyn (McEwan) Boudreau.
She is survived by her son, Paul, Oshawa;
sisters, Carol Boudreau, South Bar and Brenda
(Jay MacNeil) Boudreau, Mira Gut; a brother, Ron
Boudreau, Grand Lake Road and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m.
in the Chapel with Rev. Paul MacGillivray
officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial
Gardens.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/30/2012 Sydney
Boudreau Margaret 'Irene' Boudreau CBP 04/12/2012
Margaret 'Irene' Boudreau

Passed on: December 3rd, 2012

Margaret Irene Boudreau passed away Dec. 3, 2012, after a long battle with dementia at the Northside General Hospital . Irene was a current resident at Minor Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and formerly of 24 Hillcrest Dr., Coxheath . She was born in Grand Etang, she was a the daughter of the late Willie and Itha Rose Shomphe . Irene was a nurse at St. Rita Hospital for over 30 years . She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel CWL and a brownie leader. She was also a member of the Town and Country Square Dancing Club and the Bluenose RV Squares . Irene is survived her husband of 58 years, Albert; sisters, Isabel (Bob) Watt, Dartmouth, and Josephine (Bob) Steele, Sydney; daughter, Denise (David) Groves, Calgary; sons, Paul (Pauline), Dartmouth, Emile (Diane), North River, and Marcel (Lousie), Halifax; grandchildren, Stephen, Benjamin, Patricia, Nicholas, Christopher; Granddogs, Blackberry and Tyson . Predeceased by a brother and a sister in infancy . We wish to thank the staff of the manor, Northside Hospital and the Cape Breton VON adult day program for their care and support . Family flowers only. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall, interment in Resurrection Cemetery . Donations in Irene's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Cape Breton VON adult day program . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com .

12/3/2012
Boudreau Margaret 'Irene' Boudreau CBP 05/12/2012
Margaret 'Irene' Boudreau

Passed on: December 3rd, 2012

Margaret Irene Boudreau passed away Dec. 3, 2012, after a long battle with dementia at the Northside General Hospital . Irene was a current resident at Minor Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and formerly of 24 Hillcrest Dr., Coxheath . She was born in Grand Etang, she was a the daughter of the late Willie and Itha Rose Shomphe . Irene was a nurse at St. Rita Hospital for over 30 years . She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel CWL and a brownie leader. She was also a member of the Town and Country Square Dancing Club and the Bluenose RV Squares . Irene is survived her husband of 58 years, Albert; sisters, Isabel (Bob) Watt, Dartmouth, and Josephine (Bob) Steele, Sydney; daughter, Denise (David) Groves, Calgary; sons, Paul (Pauline), Dartmouth, Emile (Diane), North River, and Marcel (Lousie), Halifax; grandchildren, Stephen, Benjamin, Patricia, Nicholas, Christopher; Granddogs, Blackberry and Tyson . Predeceased by a brother and a sister in infancy . We wish to thank the staff of the manor, Northside Hospital and the Cape Breton VON adult day program for their care and support . Family flowers only. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall, interment in Resurrection Cemetery . Donations in Irene's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Cape Breton VON adult day program . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com .

12/3/2012
Bourgeois Barbara (Bennett) Bourgeois CBP 07/03/2012
Barbara (Bennett) BourgeoisBorn In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 6th, 2012It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Bourgeois (Bennett), 59, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, March 6, 2012. Barbara was a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility.Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Edith Bennett.She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, latch hooking and listening to fiddle music.Surviving are her son, Mark Edward Bourgeois (Loretta) and grandson, Mark William, New Waterford; seven brothers ,Alex ‘Sonny’ (Bonnie), Ontario, Charles (Georgina), Robert (Florentine), Raymond (Marcella), Gregory, Michael (Bernadette), James (Betty), all of New Waterford; sisters, Joanie (William) Jones, Jean Smith, Cheryl (Ronald) Mackie, all of New Waterford.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Placide ‘Pat’ Bourgeois and two sisters in infancy.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 Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.Donations in her 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.
3/6/2012 New Waterford
Boutilier David Boutilier CBP 07/04/2012
It is With heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of a wonderful son, father, brother, uncle and friend, David Boutilier. Davey passed away suddenly, April 3, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay he was the son of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Fougere) and the late Joseph Boutilier. Davey was a kind and loving person who will be sadly missed by his family and friends; mother, Betty Boutilier, Golden, B.C.; son, John (Amanda) Young and five grandchildren, Wesley, Cameron, Arron, Isabella and Shayla, all of Strathmore, Alta.; brothers, Joe, Sydney, N.S. and Donnie; sister Jo-Anne, Golden, B.C.; sister-in-law, Lois Boutilier, Sydney, N.S.; nephews, Brian, Joseph and Keith (Irene); aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Davey will also be greatly missed by his faithful and loving K-9 companion “Bumper”. Besides his father, Davey was also predeceased by a sister, Linda Boutilier. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A memorial graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, at a later date. As an expression of sympathy for Davey, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. At this time,
4/3/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boutilier Blair Boutilier (Pitchuck) CBP 10/05/2012
With profound sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Blair Boutilier regret to announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born in Sydney, Blair was the daughter of the late William and Stephenia (Meschiek) Pitchuck. Blair was an accomplished painter; she proudly displayed her artwork on her walls at home and in art shows. Her big smile and morning walks with Lucy will be missed by her friends of Cameron Estates. Blair was known for her generosity; if she had something you needed, it was yours without hesitation. She didn’t like seeing anyone go without. Her loss will leave a void in the Pitchuck family.  Blair is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Luc), Dominion; granddaughter, Chelsea; sisters, Rose (Gerald) Burke, Sydney, Theresa, Sydney, Delores, Sydney, Catherine (Sterling) Wrathall, Dartmouth, Patricia (Duncan) Layes, Howie Centre; and brothers, Sonny (Carrie) Pitchuck, Westmount, Joe (Marge) Pitchuck, Sydney, Raymond (Ann) Pitchuck, Sydney, Mike (Greta) Pitchuck, Sydney, Paul (Sandra) Pitchuck, Reserve Mines, Stephen Pitchuck, Sydney, and Rick (Yvonne) Pitchuck, Howie Centre. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Blair will also be greatly missed by her loyal companion, Lucy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Blair will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. There will be a reception following the service. Interment to take place at St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Sydney. Online Condolences may be made at our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
5/8/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boutilier Blair (Pitchuck) Boutilier CBP 12/05/2012
It is with great sadness that the family of Blair Boutilier announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. A full obituary will follow in Saturday’s paper.
5/8/2012
Boutilier Kathleen 'Kath' (Young) Boutilier CBP 31/05/2012
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our dear mother on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at home. She was Born in Swindon, England in 1921. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence (Peppler) Young. Ma served in the Auxiliary Territorial Services from 1939 to 1945 and was a life member of the Women’s Royal Army Corps. She married Canadian Airman Howard ‘Buddy’ Boutilier in 1945 and came to Canada in 1946 as a proud war bride. As her children were growing up, she was active in home and school, having served as past president of both the Port Morien and Donkin associations. She was a member and current sergeant at arms of the Donkin legion ladies auxiliary. She has long been a member of the local War Brides Association and enjoyed her weekly lunches with her war brides family. Ma was an active parishioner of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien and has been an active member of the ladies guild for many years. She was a prolific reader, knitter and conversationalist, as well as a great cook. Kath is survived by daughters, Dianne (Hugh) MacDonald, Pam (Joe) Forward, twins, Debbie (Ian) Henderson and Dawn (Tom) Doyle, Gayle (Robert) MacDougall, Laurie (Daniel) Cole, twins, Mavis (Frank) Susin and Myrna Murphy and son, Chris (Stacey) Boutilier and daughter-in-law, Leona Morrison. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Edith Lawrence and Greta Wilson; as well as many nieces and nephews, both in England and Canada. Also surviving is a special neighbour, Maymie. Kath was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Howard ‘Buddy’ Boutilier, son, Howard Boutilier, her only sibling, Jean Wilson and sisters-in-law, Georgina Dearing and Isabel Holt. Our mother was proud of her British heritage as well as her Canadian citizenship. One of her greatest moments was meeting and talking to Queen Elizabeth II in 2010. She loved and was dearly loved by all of her family and friends. We will miss her daily and will forever hold her memory in our hearts. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A celebration of Kath’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien, on Friday, June 1 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Port Morien. A reception will follow at the Port Morien legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Paul’s Cemetery Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the Boutilier family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/29/2012 Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Boutilier Frances Boutilier CBP 27/07/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Frances Boutilier on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Aloysius (Dee) and Edith (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Frances was an avid reader and bingo player and enjoyed her Friday night darts, was very creative artistically and her paintings are proof of that. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Raymond Boutilier; son, Allie (Sandra); daughter, Heather MacLeod; grandchildren, Holly (Trent) and Christian and great-granddaughter, Blake; sisters, Josephine ‘Dodo’ Hopkins (Glenn), Port Morien, Catherine ‘Bookie’ MacComber (Roy), Catalone, and Helen Robinson, Montreal; brothers, Raymond (Vera) and Barry (Margie), both of Glace Bay; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Geraldine ‘Boots’ MacKinnon, Anna Abraham, Vicki Boutilier and brother-in-law, Joe Burke. Besides her parents, Frances was also predeceased by her sister, Heather MacIntosh, mother and father in-law, Charlie and Nellie Boutilier, sister-in-law, Leona Burke and brothers-in-law, Russell Boutilier, Mustafa (Buddie) Abraham, Peter Mackinnon. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Frances’s life will be Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the parish hall, Convent Street. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frances’s memory to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. To send online Condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
7/25/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boutilier Brenda Elaine (MacLeod) Boutilier CBP 15/08/2012
Brenda Elaine (MacLeod) Boutilier

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 11th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of
Brenda Elaine (MacLeod) Boutilier, 50, of Glace Bay. She passed away
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving
husband and family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Marion (Borgal MacLeod)
MacPhee and the late William 'Doss' MacLeod.
Brenda is survived by her husband of 30 years, Kirk; son, Brandon and
stepfather, Neil MacPhee. Also surviving are sisters, Debbie (John),
Karen (Willie), Donna (Greg); brothers, Kenny (Helen) Wayne (Brenda);
stepsisters, Rhonda, Cathy , Lesley; mother-in-law, Jean Boutilier;
sister-in-law, Jeannie Boutilier; grandmother, Ann MacLeod;
step-grandmother, Rhoda Cameron and numerous nieces and nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Brenda was a very caring person who loved family gatherings, her cats
and her flowers.
Brenda was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Joe and Edna
Borgal (Harris), step-grandfather, Jacob Harris, paternal
grandfather, William 'Bill' MacLeod, aunt, Jean French and uncles,
Eric MacLeod, Sheldon Borgal, father-in-law, Jim Boutilier and
brother-in-law, Warren Boutilier.
Special and heartfelt thanks goes out to all Brenda's caregivers,
especially her sister-in-law, Helen MacLeod, staff of palliative
care, the VON and the doctors and nurses on 4A of the C.B. Regional
Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the palliative
care society.
Visitation for Brenda will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral
service Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Port
Caledonia, with Rev. Judy Phillip's officiating. Interment will be in
the church cemetery.
On line condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com.

8/11/2012 Glace Bay
Bowser Patrick Bernard Bowser CBP 07/11/2012
Patrick Bowser

Born In: Halifax, Canada

Passed on: November 5th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Patrick Bowser, on Monday, November 5, 2012, at home, following a long and courageous battle with cancer . Patrick was born in Halifax and spent 36 years working as a marine mechanical engineer for D.N.D. Halifax, retiring to Cape Breton six years ago . He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Ethel (MacDonald) Bowser . Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Ellen (MacLean); daughter, Carol Ann (Lorne) MacDonald, Sheet Harbour and grandchildren, Lorne Jr. and Caitlin; son, Patrick (Cheryl), Red Deer, Alta. and grandchildren, Brandi, Shelby, Taylor and Lucas. He will also be greatly missed by his sisters, Eileen, Frances and Kathleen, Halifax and Barbara (Peter McCully), Parksville, BC; brother, Arthur Jr. (Peggy), Halifax; as well as his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Terry and Theresa MacLean, Sydney and nieces, Valerie Brightman, Shelly Mah and Lyn Hill, Halifax . The family extends heartfelt thanks to the VON, palliative care doctors, nurses and volunteers and the Cape Breton Cancer Center who helped so much, professionally and personally, throughout Patrick's long journey . A celebration of Patrick's life will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Douglas Murphy officiating. Reception to follow . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Center Patient Care Fund, c/o Mr. Tom MacNeil . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

11/5/2012 Halifax
Boyd Robert Wright Alexander ‘Bob’ Boyd CBP 07/05/2012
Robert Wright Alexander ‘Bob’ Boyd, 53, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, surrounded by family after a valiant battle with cancer. The son of Jean and the late Earle Boyd, Bob grew up in Halifax attending Halifax West and then Saint Mary’s where he graduated with a bachelor of commerce and an MBA. Bob was employed throughout his career with the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism. Bob spent eight years managing the Nova Scotia Tourism Office in Portland, Maine. It was here wonderful friendships and memories were forged through coaching hockey and the many hockey trips throughout New England and Sweden. Charlie, Barbara, Jennifer, Sarah and Chad Drew of Portland became his second family. When Bob returned to Halifax he met the love of his life, Kim Jardine. Kim is the best thing that ever happened to Bob. Bob was also devoted to Grandma Jean’s third grandchild, Molly the cat who in recent months was his devoted companion. Throughout his life, Bob was always a sports fan. He played hockey throughout school and then coached teams in Halifax, Portland, Bedford, most recently assisting with the C P Allen High School team, “the Cheetah Family”. Bob had a love of travelling. He enjoyed frequent jaunts to Maine where with Kim’s assistance he honed his shopping skills. Visits to Kim’s family compound in Boularderie let him reconnect with his Cape Breton roots. His love of all things British made London a favourite destination. Bob’s other great passion was reading. Bob was rarely seen without multiple books and newspapers. While the purist in him preferred the joy of hard covered, lofty tomes, he did recently adapt to his Kindle. Bob was truly a gifted individual, one of the most intelligent people you could meet. He was a man of strong opinions who did not tolerate fools. He was deeply private and, at times, a man of very few words, as his family often found out when trying to find out what he was up to. Bob was a devoted son who always was there for his mother. Even when very ill, her health and well being were paramount. His dry wit, often tinged with a hint of sarcasm, kept everyone on their toes. Bob had a great sense of humour which allowed him to develop the ability to tease anyone. Most importantly, he genuinely cared about people and always acted on that with kindness and generosity. Bob had a rare ability to relate to children. He was always “one of the kids”. This continued throughout his coaching. Bob had a special relationship with his nieces and nephew, whether playing Lego, cheering them on at soccer and football games, calling to hear about their most recent adventures, teasing or just showing constant love and support. Uncle Bobby was always interested in all their successes and activities. He was the perfect uncle-fun, quirky, indulgent, supportive and always proud. Bob is survived by his wife Kim Jardine; mother Jean Boyd; sister Cathy Boyd (Brian Warshick); niece Samantha Warshick; nephew Alex Warshick; in-laws Wayne and Doreen Jardine; brother-in-law Kyle Jardine and wife Sylvia; special nieces Lindsey and Lily Jardine and the Jardine family grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to the VON, Palliative Care nurses and doctors, Dr. Mark Dorreen, Oncology nurse Lynn Shore, the chemo nurses, Peter and Maria Hayes, John Brennan and “the Tourism Family” for their incredible support during Bob’s illness. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Bob will always be remembered for the person he was. He will be loved and missed. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, N.S., 455-0531, Monday, May 7, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2 p.m. in the Chapel. For online Condolences please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.
5/4/2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boyd Mary Boyd CBP 31/07/2012
Mary Boyd, 88, of Seaview Manor and formerly of Cottage Road, passed away peacefully Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital. She was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Jennings) Waye. Being a Waye family member, music was a very big part of Mary’s life. She loved her family and the time spent with them and her zest for life left a lasting impression. She is survived by daughters, Barbara ‘Buddy’ Clifford, Sydney; granddaughter, Kristi Chiasson (Ryan Oxley); great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Emilie; sister, Mrs. Gail Anderson, Langley, B.C.; brothers, Joe (Evelyn), Sean (Jessie), Sydney, Nelson, Toronto; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, James in 1986, twin sister, Liz MacPhail, sisters, Barbara George, Violet Lee, Ann Wall and sister, Connie, in infancy, brothers, Bern, Donald, Bud and grandson, Paddy in 1993. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Rev. T. Whent officiating. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com. Special thanks to City Homemakers, Seaview Manor, Glace Bay Hospital and also Janice Petrie, Pat Walker and Edie Smith.
7/30/2012
Boyle Frances (Hardy) Boyle CBP 07/09/2012
Frances (Hardy) Boyle

Born In: Mira Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Mira Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 4th, 2012

The family of Frances (Hardy) Boyle are deeply saddened to announce
her sudden passing on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at home, with loved
ones beside her.
A lifelong resident of Mira Road, she was a former member of the Mira
Road Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Shoppers Drug
Mart, in Sydney, retiring after 25 years. Frances simply loved
working with and being with people. Frances adored her family. She
was a keen and clever sports fan. She loved to watch her children and
grandchildren in all athletic pursuits. Frances' life was marked by
her selflessness, her love of family and friends, her spunk,
independence, courage and determination. Most of all, she will be
remembered for her sassy sense of humour which made everyone near her
smile.
She is survived by her mother, Julia Hardy; daughter, Darlene (Doug)
Larusic; son, Brent (Diane); grandchildren, Brittany, Jessica, Jaimee
and Josh; sister, Geraldine MacLean; brothers, Wayne (Patricia),
Donnie (Irene) and Kevin (Mary); and by her precious nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephews. She will be greatly missed by her
second family, Andrew, Neeta (Kumar), Liam and Simon Britten.
She was predeceased by her father, Gerald Hardy, and by her beloved
husband of 32 years, Jim Boyle.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday,
Sept. 8 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place at the United
Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Hussey
officiating. Interment at Oakfield Cemetery, Hillside.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mira Road Fire
Department or to a charity of one's choice.
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our
loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."
Author: Unknown
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

9/4/2012 Mira Road, Sydney
Bragg Margaret Evelyn Bragg CBP 06/10/2012
Margaret Bragg

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 5th, 2012

We, the family of Margaret E. Bragg, regret to announce her passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. She was the daughter of the late William and Antonette McNamara of Sydney Mines. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River and a life member of Our Lady of Fatima C.W.L. She is survived by her children, Joe (Helen); Ida; Allan (Marlene); Terry (Ann); Steve (Marie); Margaret (Roger); Paula and Eileen; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and one great- great-granddaughter. Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1983 and daughter, Linda in 1997. A special thank you to the staff of Waterford Heights, 3rd floor. Also a warm thank you to her faithful friends, Eileen Forrest and Avitus Cameron. Many thanks to family doctor, Dr. Peter Jackson. Visitation for Margaret Bragg will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Our Lady of Fatima C.W.L. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

10/5/2012
Bragg Margaret Evelyn Bragg CBP 09/10/2012
Margaret Bragg

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 5th, 2012

We, the family of Margaret E. Bragg, regret to announce her passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. She was the daughter of the late William and Antonette McNamara of Sydney Mines. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River and a life member of Our Lady of Fatima C.W.L. She is survived by her children, Joe (Helen); Ida; Allan (Marlene); Terry (Ann); Steve (Marie); Margaret (Roger); Paula and Eileen; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and one great- great-granddaughter. Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1983 and daughter, Linda in 1997. A special thank you to the staff of Waterford Heights, 3rd floor. Also a warm thank you to her faithful friends, Eileen Forrest and Avitus Cameron. Many thanks to family doctor, Dr. Peter Jackson. Visitation for Margaret Bragg will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Our Lady of Fatima C.W.L. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

10/5/2012
Bramwell Norah Margaret Bramwell CBP 19/12/2012
Norah Margaret Bramwell
63, Sydney

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norah Bramwell on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in Brampton, Ont., she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Sullivan) McLaughlin . She was employed at the Cove Guest Home in the dietary department . She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Bramwell; son, Michael Syms, Sydney; daughter, Shelley (Keith), Edmonton; grandchildren, Brandon, Jayden, Jessica, Sarah and Cody; and her special friends, Nick and Colleen Timmons . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Bill McLaughlin . Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral by request. Committal prayers will be held at a later date . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Š

12/18/2012 Brampton, ON
Brassart Maurice F. Brassart CBP 07/11/2012
Maurice Brassart

Born: August 26th, 1930

Passed on: November 4th, 2012

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, Maurice passed gently from this life, reunited in death with his beloved wife, Luella, who predeceased him in 2005 . He was the son of the late Emile Brassart and Agnes (Caffiers) (Brassart) King . He was also predeceased by a brother, Gerry . Maurice was a long-time resident of Charlotte Street where he and Lu operated Maurice's Dairy. After his retirement, he became an avid salmon fisherman, casting his line over North River and the Margaree . Left to mourn are his only sister, Jeanne Dickson; his daughter, Laurolea (Bernie) Crane; sons, Randy and Brent; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashlea, Brady and Sean. He will be greatly missed by his extended family, his good friend, Theresa MacLean, and all his comrades fishing on the rivers . "His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!'"
In accordance with Maurice's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home . At the request of family, expressions of sympathy only . Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com

11/4/2012 Aug. 26, 1930
Brennan John 'J.B.' Brennan CBP 31/07/2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Francis ‘J.B.’ Brennan on Friday, July 27, 2012. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Duhart) Brennan. For over 30 years, John was employed as a taxi driver. Surviving are his sister, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Brennan; sister-in-law, Margaret Assoun and several nieces and nephews. He loved his pet, Puss Puss. John was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Michael; sister, Mary Catherine Zinck and the love of his life, Shirley MacNeil. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 10 a.m., with Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to palliative care. “God bless you John. We love you very much. Rest in Peace.” Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/27/2012
Brewer Elizabeth 'Betty' Brewer CBP 13/04/2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Brewer, age 83, formerly of Gardiner Mines. Betty passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, with her son, Sheldon and son-in-law, Gordie, at her side. Born in Dominion, Betty was the daughter of the late Joe and Flora ‘Babe’ (MacMullin) Timmons. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. She enjoyed playing cards and darts. Betty will be sadly missed by her loving children, daughters, Rosalie (Gordie) Gouthro, Betty Lou Reid, Brenda (Cliff) Burton, Debbie (Gil) Mallet, Geraldine Begin, Margie Lynn Xerri; sons, Reggie, Sheldon (Carol), Joe (Lucille), Carl (Debbie), Gerard; daughter-in-law, Yvonne; 31 cherished grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Theresa McNeil, Rosalie MacDonald (Bobby), Ethel MacMillan, Margaret McNeil, Francis Melanson (John), Mary Hannah (Garry), brothers, Jackie, Harvey (Donna), Jude (Karen), Timmy (Pat), J.B. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, George ‘Tud,’ son, Paul and son-in-laws, Junior and Richard, brothers, Reggie, Malcie and Gregory Gerard and Myles Gregory, in infancy. Visitation for Betty Brewer will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2012, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences to the Brewer family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
4/11/2012 Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Britten Lloyd James Britten CBP 07/12/2012
Lloyd Britten

Born In: D'Escouse

Passed on: December 6th, 2012

Lloyd James Britten, 85, of Bridgewater formerly from Sydney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater . Born in D'escouse N.S., he was the son of the late James and Clara (Sampson) Britten . Lloyd is survived by his sons, Mike (Valerie), Big Pond, Matt (Shelley), Bridgewater, Lowell, Bridgewater, Frank (Carol Ann) Fredericton, N.B.; sister, Joan Pourier, Port Hawkesbury; brother, Bernie (Elsie), Sydney; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; along with many nieces and nephews . He was predeceased by his wife, Mathilda; sister, Eula Sampson; brothers, Elmer and Clem . Cremation has taken place under the direction of C.F. Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 40 Cabot St., Sydney, Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks . No flowers by request. Memorial donations in Lloyd's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Kidney Foundation . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com .

12/6/2012 D'Escouse
Brookman Delbert Brookman CBP 29/12/2012
Delbert Brookman

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: December 27th, 2012

Delbert Brookman, of Victoria Rd., Sydney, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Kozera) Brookman . Delbert was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He was employed with H.H. Marshalls until retirement . Surviving are his daughters, Shirley, Ruth, Karen and Patricia; sons, Albert and Jamie; and brother, Harry. He is also survived by eight grandchildren . Delbert was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Lirette); brothers, Edward and Ernie and a sister in infancy . There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

12/27/2012 Sydney
Brown Henrietta Jackson (Simms) Brown CBP 09/04/2012
Henrietta Jackson (Simms) Brown, 81, a life-long and well-known resident of Sydney Mines died suddenly but peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford. Born in Sydney Mines, Etta was the daughter of the late Emmanual and Sadie Simms. She is survived by her cherished sister, Evelyn, Guelph Ont.; her daughter, Maureen, Truro; four granddaughters, one grandson, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her loyal friend and neighbour, Fran Matheson. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, her daughter, Deborah, her beloved granddaughter, Lynn, four sisters and four brothers. Etta was very proud of her Cape Breton roots. Over the years she was employed by the Strand Theatre, Co-op Bakery and the Sydney Mines Bargain Store. She was an adherent of Carman United Church, a member of Harbour View Hospital Auxiliary and was honoured to be chosen Silver Cross Mother in the 1990s. She was a loving and caring mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend who will be sadly missed but remembered with love and a smile for her keen sense of humour, joke telling and the laughter she brought to all who knew her. She was one of a kind. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from Carman United Church, Sydney Mines, with the Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Carman United Church, Maple Hill Manor or a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. A light in our lives has gone out, but will remain lit in our hearts forever.
3/31/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Brown Roberta (Miller) Brown CBP 09/04/2012
Roberta Brown, 72, of Glace Bay, passed away April 7, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital with family at her side. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Jenny (Spencer) Miller, and she was a life-long member of Glace Bay Baptist Church. She was also a member of the GMMG and very active in the church. Roberta was known for her baking, crafts and beautiful decorated cakes. Survived by sons, Bently, British Columbia, J.R., Halifax; daughters, Kim (Joe MacDonald), Glace Bay, Avern (Marty McPhee), Sydney , Sherry, Glace Bay; granddaughter, Sharly; sister, Kaye Chappell, Sydney; brother, Penny (Shirley) Miller; and special companion, Goldie. Predeceased by her parents and husband, Jimmy. At Roberta’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place in the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Memorial service will be held at Glace Bay Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gary Dillon officiating. Committal in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens will be at later date. Donations can be made to Glace Bay Baptist Church, QE II Neuro Oncology Department or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
4/7/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Brown George Brown CBP 23/05/2012
It is with deepest regret the family announces the passing of George Brown, age 85 of New Victoria on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Victoria, he was the son of the late Hilary and Alice (White) Brown. George was a devoute Catholic and dedicated member of St. Leonard's Church, New Waterford. He was a former member of St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria where he held various positions. This included being a Eucharistic Minister, lector, altar server and a member of the parish council. George was a former fire chief with the New Victoria Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1967-1974. George worked at both 18 and 12 collieries for the Dominion Coal Company as a chief underground mining mechanic. From there he was employed with The Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology/C.B.U. as coordinator of trades training until his retirement. George took a keen interest in genealogy and he also enjoyed gardening and travelling. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley (Campbell) Brown; sons, Blair (Jean), Howie Centre, Craig (Margaret Ann), South Bar and grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Lindsey and one great-granddaughter, Taylor. George is also survived by his sisters, Agnes Bolan, Vivian (Robert) Service, both of Hamilton, Ont.; one brother, Hilary (Carmel) Campbell, Sydney and several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his first wife, Agnes (Singer) Brown; brothers, Senly, Hilary ‘Brud’, Urban, John, Rob and two sisters, Theresa MacGillivray and May Brown. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley is Friday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard's Church followed by interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. All are invited to join the family for a reception in St. Leonard's Hall, Convent Street. As an expression of sympathy for George, memorial donations in his memory may be made to palliative care (An Cala Unit), Sydney or St. Leonard's Church. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca There's no one like a husband/father To care so deeply, Give so quietly, Listen so openly, Teach so gently… To love so much.
5/21/2012 New Victoria , Nova Scotia, Canada
Brown George Brown CBP 23/05/2012
With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our father, brother, poppy ‘poopy’, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend, Georgie Brown on Friday, August, 3rd 2012. In his final moments he was surrounded by his family and loved ones. Georgie was born and raised in Sydney Mines, a true Cape Bretoner. He was the son of the late Albert and Suzanne (Thompson) Brown. Georgie leaves behind the lights of his life; daughters, Debbie (Robbie Blinkhorn), Nona (Blaire Forrest), and Julie (Chris Walker); brothers and sisters, Albert (Angela), Annette, Joe, Jake, Allan (Marlene), Paul (Christine), Suzanne (Lane), and many nieces and nephews. Georgie touched the lives of many. His grandchildren meant the world to him. Kimberly (his little diddit), Trevor (Soleil), Travis, Dovi, Betty Rae, Jorja and great grandchild Brycen. He enjoyed golfing with Travis and hunting with his hero T.T. (Trevor). The twins: B Rae & Jorja were his two precious little girls. Each and every morning he made them porridge. He spent a lot of time at the ball field between Brycen and Dovi's games. Dovi was Poppy's little man and they shared a special bond. The relationship between Poppy and his grandchildren was unbeatable. If Poppy wasn't outside watering his backyard rink he was travelling province to province and state to state to watch his grandchildren play hockey. He enjoyed tickering around the barn with his best buddies Jimbo, Chris, Levi, Phib, and Skip. We would also like to mention his friend Danny O'Handley whom always made time for him. Watching the Olympics, boxing, and golf were some of his beloved pastimes. Georgie was a hard worker who was in great shape and worked with Senie and Danny March construction and his son-in-law Robbie at Freeze Electrical. When he wasn't working he gave most of his spare time to each his grandchildren. Simply put, he was just a really happy guy. A simple hello from Georgie would make anyone's day. He had a way of making everyone feel special. Georgie was a lucky man who enjoyed many family events and activities, including Brown's Family Games Day and Brown's Family Christmas which took place annually. He was very fortunate to be surrounded by so much family. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by his uncle Eddie; brothers Clyde, Joe (infant); sister Nona; brother-in-law Robert Little, as well as his best buddy Jimbo (Jimmy) MacDonald. Upon Georgie's request the family is honouring him by holding a celebration of his life in his backyard Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at 292 Atlantic street in Sydney Mines. Everybody is welcome to attend. "We love you dad, we will always miss you. We enjoyed every moment we had together." Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.alaintzinc.ca.
8/3/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 24th, 1943
Brown Cyril Brown CBP 29/06/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon Cyril Brown. He was Born in Dingwall, N.S. on Aug. 20, 1931, the youngest child of the late John and Hattie (Fitzgerald) Brown. He passed on June 27, 2012 at the age of 80, from dementia related illness, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil’s Harbour N.S. Prior to being in hospital he was a resident of Highland Manor in Neil’s Harbour, N.S. Cyril was married to Effie (MacKinnon) Brown, who passed in Jan. 2007, for 52 years. He is survived by his children, daughter, Barabra (Herbie) Fraser of Dingwall N.S. and sons, Gordon (Jeanninie) Brown of Aspy Bay N.S., Russell Brown of Dingwall N.S. and Scott (Joyce) Brown of Dingwall N.S. Cyril was Pappy to Richard (Amber) Brown, Jonathan (Natasha Snow) Brown, Mathew Brown, Chet Brown and great-grandfather to Autumn and Kiera Brown. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cyril was predeceased by brothers, Lee, Curdy, John D., Pius, Lauchie, Artie and sisters, Cassie, Betty, Flora Mae, Jessie and Margaret. He is the last of that generation of Browns. We will remember him as enjoying a “good cup of tea” with something sweet, teasing the grandkids, playing music, hunting and fishing, boating in North Harbour and playing a good game of cards and ring toss. For the most part he was self-employed first as a fisherman and later on as part of Brown and Fitzgerald’s, an auto body repair shop in Dingwall. He was a licensed auto mechanic, a tinsmith and could put his hand to just about anything and fix it. We will miss his sense of humour and corny jokes, but most of all we will miss a father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Dingwall on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial for Cyril and Effie will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Fillmorewhitman.com.
6/27/2012 Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: August 20th, 1931
Brown Catherine Anne Brown CBP 13/09/2012
Catherine Brown

Born In: Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 9th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of
our mother Catherine Brown on Sept. 9, 2012, at the Buchanan Memorial
Hospital, Neils Harbour, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Dingwall, she was the daughter of the late Kathleen and John
D. Brown, Pius and Florence Brown (birth parents).
Survived by daughters, Sonya Brown (Bill) and Katrina Mackinnon;
grandchildren, Jake, Nicky and Madison whom she adored. Catherine is
also survived by her siblings, Leo, Kathleen, Jimmy, John, Jerry,
Lionel, Artie, Robie, Robert, Mary; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and many many close friends including special friend Barbara
Anderson.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Fern.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 12 p.m. in St.
Joseph Church, Dingwall. Funeral to follow at 2 p.m., with Fr. Jake
Andrea officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine's memory can be made to
the palliative care society of Cape Breton County.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at
jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
A face that is always on our mind,
A smile we have seen a million times,
Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
One last battle you could not fight.
The day was long, then night then morn,
We knew that soon you would be gone,
We clasped your hand so warm in mine,
Soon we would be out of time.
To stay with us you fought so hard,
A million pieces broke in our hearts,
Now a photo we look at to see your smile,
We keep your number on our speed dial.
A video we watch to hear your voice,
This we do ... we have no choice,
But great memories we will always keep with us,
Your love in our heart for eternity,
Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
Till god asks you to bring us home …

9/9/2012 Dingwall
Brown Catherine 'Kay' Brown CBP 19/10/2012
Catherine 'Kay' Brown

Born In: Christmas Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 16th, 2012

Formerly of Christmas Island, Catherine 'Kay' Brown died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Christmas Island, Kay was the daughter of the late Roderick J. and Elizabeth (MacInnis) MacNeil. Kay was a professional cook having worked at The Cove Guest Home, Cape Breton Hospital, Meadows Motel and the Isle Royal Motel. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Kay enjoyed spending time knitting, shopping, baking, playing bingo and listening to Scottish and Gaelic music. Kay is survived by her husband, Bernard Brown; sons, Bernard and Roderick; daughters, Catherine (Karl) Kleinschmidt and Mary Witzell and grandchildren, Alexander and Eric Kleinschmidt, Kayla Blackwood and Emma and Jacob Witzell. Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by brothers, Michael J., John Murdock and John Alex and sisters, Florence Bush and Mary Lucy MacNeil. In keeping with Kay's wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Catherine 'Kay' Brown will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St, Joseph's Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment will take place in St. Barra's Cemetery, Christmas Island. Donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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.

10/16/2012 Christmas Island
Brown Marguerite (Harding) Brown CBP 01/12/2012
Marguerite (Harding) Brown

Born: May 10th, 1933

Passed on: November 25th, 2012

As time passes, we all lose a loved one dear to us. We have lost our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Marguerite (Harding) Brown, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the age of 79, after a brief illness . Born on May 10, 1933, she was the oldest daughter of the late Charles and Rachael (Simms) Harding. She was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines . Marguerite's favourite pastime was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. First Danielle, Katie and Alex in Sydney Mines, watching them grow up, taking in lots of activities, and the most enjoyed of all - shopping trips. In later years, enjoying tea with her girls. In more recent years, Nanny spent time cheering on her favourite East Hants Penguins Minor hockey player, Alexander, watching games and attending tournaments when she visited. Nan was also very proud watching Jaclyn's love for swimming, and hearing about her dance routines. They also enjoyed playing many traditional games together like Tic-Tac-Toe and Trouble . Marguerite is survived by her daughter, Rachael, Enfield; son, Robert, Sydney Mines and son-in-law, William (Bicky) Cantwell, Sydney Mines. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, who were the absolute joy in her life, Danielle Cantwell, Sydney Mines, Alexsandra Cantwell and Kaitlyn Cantwell, both in Grand Prairie, Alta., along with Alexander and Jaclyn LeBlanc, Enfield, N.S. Marguerite is also survived by her sister, Blanche, Dingwall, N.S., along with several nieces and nephews . Besides her parents, Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; daughter, Darlene; son, Doug; sisters, Laurarella and Geraldine and brothers, John and Edward . Visitation for Marguerite Brown will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating . Donations in Marguerite's memory may be made to the local chapter of the MS Society . Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com .

11/25/2012 May 10, 1933
Brown Charlene Ann (Ransome) Brown CBP 29/12/2012
Charlene Brown (Ransome)

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: December 27th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that, we the family, announce the sudden passing of our precious wife, mother, sister and friend, Charlene Anne, on Thursday December 27th, 2012 at the QE II in Halifax . Born in Glace Bay Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles "Hank" and Margaret (Matheson) Ransome . Charlene was a loving wife, mother and a very committed employee and volunteer over many years. She worked at numerous grocery stores, canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society, has been an AVON representative for many people for the past 26 years and spent the last 17 years working as a dedicated and well respected personal care worker with the New Waterford Homemakers Society . She is survived by her husband Gerard and her daughter Ann Margaret (Scott) Clements who were her pride and joy. Also survived by brothers Stewart (Gisela) and Weldon (Theresa), nieces, nephews and her special canine companion Dakota . She was predeceased by her sister Katherine as well as a brother and sister in infancy . Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Patten's Funeral Home, Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral Service will be held Monday at 2 PM at Warden United Church, with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating and burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice . Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com . "Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be. I could fly higher than an eagle, cause you are the wind beneath my wings"

12/27/2012 Glace Bay
Brown Charlene Anne (Ransome) Brown CBP 31/12/2012
Charlene Brown (Ransome)

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: December 27th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our precious wife, mother, sister and friend, Charlene Anne, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the QE II in Halifax . Born in Glace Bay, Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles 'Hank' and Margaret (Matheson) Ransome . Charlene was a loving wife, mother and a very committed employee and volunteer over many years. She worked at numerous grocery stores, canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society, has been an AVON representative for many people for the past 26 years, and spent the last 17 years working as a dedicated and well-respected personal care worker with the New Waterford Homemakers Society . She is survived by her husband, Gerard and her daughter, Ann Margaret (Scott) Clements who were her pride and joy. Also survived by brothers, Stewart (Gisela) and Weldon (Theresa), nieces, nephews and her special canine companion Dakota . She was predeceased by her sister Katherine as well as a brother and sister in infancy . Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. at Warden United Church, with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice . Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com . "Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be. I could fly higher than an eagle, cause you are the wind beneath my wings."

12/27/2012 Glace Bay
Brufatto Rhoda (Grant) Brufatto CBP 26/11/2012
Rhoda (Grant) Brufatto

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 23rd, 2012

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our devoted mother, Rhoda Jean (Grant) Brufatto of Glace Bay, on Nov. 23, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital with her daughters by her side . Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Lena (Buchanan) Grant . Rhoda is survived by her daughters, Joleen (James (Jim) Orr of Halifax and Kara (James Simon) of Victoria, B.C.; her loving grandchildren, Daniel and Brenna and great-granddaughter, Haley . She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Cecil Brufatto, her sister, Martha and brothers, Everett and Billy . She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Bernice (the late Angus) Stewart and Mary Ellen (Al) Chant; her brothers-in-law, Vincent (Joan) Brufatto and Eric Brufatto; sisters-in-law, Philomena 'Sis' (Russell) McNeil, Evelyn (Jack) Dean, Sylvia (Doug) Tredwell and Berna Brufatto; many nieces and nephews . Rhoda was a highly respected teacher for many years in Glace Bay, Reserve Mines and Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Rhoda took great pride in canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years as well as taking a leading role in neighbourhood watch. Special thanks to the staff at OPD of the Glace Bay Hospital and especially Dr. David Ley . Visitation will be today (Monday, Nov. 26) from 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A celebration of Rhoda's life will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church, Commercial Street, Glace Bay. Interment will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery at her husband's side . A reception will follow in the church hall . Donations may be made to a charity of your choice . Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com .

11/23/2012 Glace Bay
Brushett Gordon Brushett CBP 08/12/2012
Gordon Brushett

65 yrs, Marion Bridge - Victoria Mines

Passed on:: December 6th, 2012

Gordon Brushett, age 65, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2012 . The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford .

12/6/2012
Brushett Gordon Mark Brushett CBP 10/12/2012
Gordon Mark Brushett

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: December 6th, 2013

Gordon Brushett, 65, of Grand Mira South and a former resident of Victoria Mines, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 . Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Thomas Brushett and the late Mary (Ivy) Brushett . Gordon Mark 'GM' retired from auto sales after many years of service in Ontario. As his initials indicate, he was always a General Motors man. Gordon was very community minded and always gave 100 per cent to the volunteer associations he belonged to, especially the New Waterford Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, New Waterford. Gordon had a great sense of humour and was often described as a, 'self made comic.'
Gordon is survived by his daughter, Bobbie-Jean Lightfoot (David), Ontario; five brothers, Billy (Maureen), Victoria Mines, Thomas (Eva), Ontario, David (Nancy), Glace Bay, Brian (Jessie), Victoria Mines, Clarence (Janet), Dartmouth; one sister, Betty (Jimmy) Bennett, Victoria Mines; and several nieces and nephews . Besides his mother, Gordon was predeceased by his sister, Irma Brushett . Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley is Friday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church, New Waterford. Reception to follow at the Army, Navy, Air Force Hall, Smith Street . As an expression of sympathy for Gordon, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the New Waterford Rotary Club . Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca .

12/6/2012 New Waterford
Bryan John 'Kenny' Bryan CBP 18/01/2012
John 'Kenny' BryanBorn In: Miami, Florida, United StatesBorn: July 8th, 1945 Passed in: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 13th, 2012 John Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Bryan, 66 years old, of Baddeck, passed away quietly after a lengthy illness on Jan. 13, 2012. His dear friend, Gail, was at his side.Ken was born July 8, 1945, in California and was raised in Miami, Florida, where he spent his adult life as a dedicated middle school teacher of children with learning disabilities. Having visited Baddeck many times over the years. Ken’s lifelong wish was to someday live on Cape Breton Island where his paternal grandmother had been born. Upon his retirement in 2001, Ken packed up his belongings in Florida, purchased the property on the Bay Road and built his dream house. Sadly, the ensuing health complications didn’t allow for him to enjoy his retirement dreams as he had planned. Ken was an avid boater, world traveler and animal lover who loved to sing. He had sung in the choir at St Michael’s here in Baddeck and was also a member of the Bras d’Or Yacht Club.Ken leaves Terry (his sister), Nicole and Angela (his nieces), Zachary, Devon and Robert John (his great-nephews) and Anna Lucia (his great-niece), all of New Hampshire, many cousins, a multitude of friends worldwide and his dear friend, Gail Boudreau of Baddeck. Ken was predeceased by his father, John Neil Bryan in 2004 and his mother, Lucia Trombetta Bryan in 1997, with whom he is now peacefully reunited in heaven.Cremation has taken place and arrangements are being handled by MacAskill’s Funeral Home of Baddeck. A visitation and memorial service will be held at St Michael’s Church in Baddeck, Friday January 20th from 7 to 9 pm. Another memorial service will be held at a later date in Miami.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ken’s memory to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the Diabetes Association.
1/13/2012 Miami, Florida on July 8, 1945
Buchanan Jean Marie Buchanan CBP 06/02/2012
Jean Marie Buchanan Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 4th, 2012 Jean Marie Buchanan passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Glace Bay Hospital.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Marie (Redmond) Richards.Jean served in the Canadian army during the Second World War and was stationed in Quebec. Following her service, Jean worked at the Halifax Dockyards and the Canadian Coast Guard Center in Sydney. Jean was talented at knitting and crocheting and produced many beautiful and practical items for her family and friends.Jean was predeceased by her husband, William ‘Junior’ Buchanan, sisters, Mary Richards, Vera Jennings, Alice Ballard and brothers, Ivor and Lloyd.She is survived by her sister, Marguerite Caldwell and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was a supporter of Knox United Church.The family would like to thank Dr. Diaz, Dr. James MacLean and the staff of Taigh na Mara for their attention and concern for Jean. Also greatly appreciated was the care Jean received from the Cape Breton Regional and the Glace Bay Hospital.Visitation for Jean will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Patten chapel. Interment will be in Forest Haven memorial Gardens.Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
2/4/2012 Glace Bay
Buchanan Susan Buchanan CBP 25/02/2012
Susan BuchananBorn In: Birch Grove, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: September 4th, 1930Passed in: Burlington, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: February 18th, 2012Susan Buchanan (nee Penny) passed away peacefully on February 18, 2012 at the Billings Court Manor in Burlington, ON, in her 82nd year. Devoted and loving wife of the late Thomas Edward Buchanan (2006); caring mother of Judy, husband Ron McDonald, and Brenda Ann Buchanan; grandmother of Paul McDonald and Andrea, husband Zandro Chan; and great-grandmother of Asher and Ryder Chan. Susan, who was born in Birch Grove, will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her siblings Mary Cole, Gill and David Penny of Glace Bay, NS; Ethel White of Cambridge, ON; and George and Wayne Penny of Halifax, NS; as well as many family and friends around the world. A funeral service was held for Susan at the Ward Funeral Home in Oakville, ON, on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. It was a loving tribute to a special woman who brightened the lives of many with her love and humour. As per Susan's wishes, Brenda Ann, Judy and family, will bring her ashes to Cape Breton this summer where she'll rest with their Dad at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Glace Bay, NS. If desired, gifts may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Please visit Susan’s Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com.
2/18/2012 Birch Grove on Sept. 4, 1930
Buchanan William 'Billy Buck' Buchanan CBP 09/05/2012
The “Captain’s” boat sailed for the last time. He has gone to be with our mother Marcella, his wife of 57 years. He was born to Flora Mae Wilkie in Sugar Loaf on June 16, 1927 and he passed away on May 7, 2012 at Buchanan Memorial Hospital. He was raised in Black Point by Archie P. and Christy MacKinnon. Left to mourn dad’s passing are his 14 children, Peter (Carm); John (Barb); Christy; Joe (Jessie); Theresa; Margaret; Stanley (Patsy); Florence (Wilfred); Helen (Phillip); David; Blair (Debbie); Hughie; Wilma (Carl); Marie (Frank); daughter-in-law, Anna; 33 grandchildren; 36 great-grand children; sisters, Catherine, Ellen, Tina, Freda; brothers, Jimmy Lloyd and Ernie. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Marcella; Archie and Christy MacKinnon; sons, Paul; Simon (in infancy); grandsons, Robbie MacLellan, Joey Buchanan, Dougie MacLellan; son-in-laws Percy Fraser; Robert MacLellan; sisters, Grace, Viola; brothers, Stanley and John Neilly. Dad loved to work and he worked hard to raise his family of 15. He was a fisherman all his life; he worked many years as a mailman as well as driving the snow plow into Meat Cove. Dad also served for a number of years as a Victoria County Councilor. In the last few years dad loved to play cards. He loved cribbage and getting out and seeing his friends, dad got great joy winning, especially when he played with his friends in Ingonish. As per dad’s request he has been cremated. All are welcome to come by to remember dad at the family home in Bay St. Lawrence after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, May 10 at St. Andrews United Church Cemetery in Bay St Lawrence at 1 p.m. Dad will be missed by his large extended family. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Buchanan Memorial Hospital. “We love you dad” — The Buchanan family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home.
5/7/2012 Sugar Loaf, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 16th, 1927
Buchanan Allison 'Al' Buchanan CBP 11/12/2012
Allison 'Al' Buchanan

Born In: Sydney
Born: October 14th, 1956

Passed on: December 8th, 2012

Allison Buchanan, East Bay, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at home . Al was born Oct. 14, 1956 in Sydney, the son of Annie (MacInnis) and the late Allister Buchanan . Al was Operations Manager for Co-op Atlantic, Sydney Distribution Center, prior to that he worked at Scotsburn Dairy, Truro and Dartmouth. Al enjoyed the many projects he did around his home, as well as his volunteer work. He was deputy chief of the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department, treasurer of the CBRM Fire Chief's Association, and a CBRM Fire Education Instructor . Al is survived by his mother; his wife Nancy Sullivan; his daughters, Adele Buchanan (Dave Flahr), Halifax, Amber Buchanan, Sydney and his stepson, Glenn (Melanie) Cooke, Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Lemuira Sadie Buchanan and Jonah Alan Cooke; sisters, Colleen Cooke (Tim) and Janet MacNeil (Tim); brothers, Lee (Dawna Christie) and Rodney (Trish) . Funeral service for Al Buchanan will be held at St. Mary's Church, 3944 East Bay Hwy., East Bay, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery immediately after the service, followed by reception at the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department, 3542 East Bay Highway, East Bay . Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Al may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund, East Bay . Online condolences to www.twcurry.com .

12/8/2012 Sydney on Oct. 14, 1956
Buckley Elizabeth 'Betty' Buckley CBP 14/05/2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Buckley on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at home. She was Born in Reserve Mines, the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Nan) Dawson. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters, Monica (Harvey) Kelloway and Glenda Buckley. She was a loving grandmother to Deneca (Mike) Mombourquette, Craig Kelloway and Sean (Lauren) Kelloway. A proud granny to Keara and Kayla Mombourquette and Avery Kelloway. Betty is also survived by her brother, Jimmy (Velma) Dawson; her sister, Dorothy (Frank) Caume; sister-in-law, Shirley Dawson and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, brothers, Billy, Bruce and Jack, sisters, Mary and Margaret. Betty enjoyed her bingo, reading, dancing, crossword puzzles, baking, her beloved Blue Jays and mostly fun and laughter with her family and friends. As per Betty’s wishes, a graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Martha MacDonald officiating. Following the interment a luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Condolences my be sent to www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com. To honour Betty’s memory, please don’s let a day go by without doing a kind deed for someone as it was her nature to be kind to others. “A Mom's hug lasts long after she lets go”
5/12/2012 Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: November 24th, 1927
Budge Ethel Blanche Budge CBP 05/03/2012
Ethel Blanche BudgeBorn In: Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: New Haven, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 2nd, 2012Ethel Blanche (Fricker) Budge passed away March 2, 2012, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.Born in Neil’s Harbour she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Beatrice (Lawrence) Fricker.For the past several years, Ethel has resided at Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour, where she loved to play bingo and cards.She is survived by sons, Angus, New Haven, and Barry, Sydney; sister, Loretta Smith, Neil’s Harbour; brothers, Ivan (Jane), Joseph, both of Neil’s Harbour, and Rindress (Helen), Sydney; granddaughter, Keira.Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Walter and twin children, John and Willena Marie.Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012. from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. both at St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Neil’s Harbour. Rev. Peter MacDonald will officiate. Interment in parish cemetery.Online condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
3/2/2012 Neil's Harbour
Buffett Lillian Buffett CBP 22/05/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear sister, aunt and friend, Lillian Buffett, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Cove Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Pearl (Ford) Buffett. She spent many years living in Resi-Care in Sydney and Sydney Mines, and was often seen handing out bulletins at Pius X Church. Lillian was a kind and affectionate person who enjoyed life and brought happiness to the people around her. She is survived by her brother, Wilson (Georgie), Ottawa; her sister, Blanche (Frank) Schumach, Toronto; her brother-in-law, Bernie Broderick, Toronto; sisters-in-law, Jean Buffett, Oshawa, Beverly Buffett, Belleville, Ont., by her nephews and nieces and by her extended family, the staff and residents of Resi-Care and The Cove Guest Home. Besides her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her brothers, Ralph, Wayne and her sister, Dorothy Broderick. Funeral service for Lillian will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, with Rev. Peter Rafuse, officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, 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.
5/19/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Buffett Mary Ann Buffett CBP 22/08/2012
Mary Ann Buffett

Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Baddeck/North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 20th, 2012

We, the loving family of Mary Ann Buffett (Morrison), are so very sad
to announce her passing Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Baddeck where she
resided for the last 13 years.
Mary was a lifelong resident of North Sydney until 1999 when she and
her husband Archie moved to Baddeck with their loving daughter and
son-in-law Rhyburn, to live out their remaining years. She died
peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and
Annabelle (Dunphy) Morrison.
Mary was very active in the North Sydney community, a lifelong member
of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 and the Ladies Auxiliary. She
spent many years catering for the North Sydney Rotary Club and also
was a member with the Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club. In her spare
time, she enjoyed playing darts and of course her beloved bingo.
Mary was well loved by many and had endless love to spare for her
huge network of family, friends and pets, namely Midge, Max, Buffy
and a long line of Joe's. Not a Christmas passed that she didn't make
or supervise the making of her famous plum puddings for friends and
family far and wide.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and recently a
member of St. Michael Church in Baddeck.
Mary is survived by her children, Ann Harrietha (Mick), Peggy
Fournier, Sharon Matthews (Richard), Glorene McCran (Bob), Bonny Egan
(Richard), Debby Shaw (Rhyburn), Cathy Wall (Jimmy); also surviving
are her 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Harold Brown and also her
sister, Kathleen (Lala) Cox, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by her soulmate and husband, A.W. 'Archie'
Buffett, her daughter, Valbert Brown, her son, John Archibald William
'Skippy' Buffett in 2000, her brothers, Bill, Michael and Patrick in
infancy and sisters, Ann, Florence, Betty, Mary Mildred in infancy
and also her close friend and sister-in-law Muriel (Moo) Morrison.
Visitation for Mary will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J.
Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to
be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev.
Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery,
North Sydney. Reception to follow at the Branch 19, Royal Canadian
Legion, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Comfort Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

8/20/2012 North Sydney
Buffett Dr. Lawrence MacKinnon Buffett CBP 02/10/2012
Dr. Lawrence Buffett

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Canada

Friends and family of Lawrence have lost a loving, kind, and special person. He was a well respected and compassionate psychiatrist, who worked tirelessly to provide the best of care to his clients. His students, residents and interns have lost a supportive teacher and mentor. Patients, colleagues, and staff have lost a caring and accepting individual. Lawrence (Larry, to many) was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton and graduated from Morrision High School. He obtained his MD at Dalhousie University and completed his psychiatric residency in 1965 and worked at the Nova Scotia Hospital until 1969. He then moved to Montreal to practice psychiatry at the Douglas Hospital/McGill University for eight years before returning to his beloved Nova Scotia to continue his career at the Nova Scotia Hospital. He loved his work, his colleagues and his patients. He cherished his home and garden. Above all, he valued family and friendship and was always ready to lend a hand or an ear. He enjoyed good food and good wine and good music. His trips to the Metropolitan Opera in New York were highlights of his cultural life and he enjoyed many trips abroad with his friend, Barbara. In short, he lived a good life, giving to his community through his profession and enjoying some of life's greatest pleasures. He was also a philanthropist contributing generously to a wide variety of causes. Lawrence was the son of the late Dr. Llewellyn and Clara Buffett of Glace Bay. He was the brother of Carolyn and Doug (Elizabeth Morris), the uncle of Dr. Susan (Rob) Jerrott, and Andrew (Jennifer Skidd) Buffett, great uncle of Emma and Adam Jerrott and Cameron and Gabrielle Buffett, Godfather to Rhonda, Alissa, Matthew, Cory, Emily, Sarah and Lukas and dear and great friend to Barbara Morris, Bob Haley, Dr. Barry Bultz and Arthur Jones. Special thanks to the very dedicated Dr. Collin Davey, Bob Haley, Diane Hickey and Kelly Herd. You have cared and comforted Lawrence and supported us all. Our family could not have gotten through this without each of you. A celebration of Lawrence's life will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Healing Garden which gave Lawrence such pleasure during his final months of life. These can be sent to the DGH Foundation, specifying they are intended for the Healing Garden. Lawrence also requested donations go to Opera Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. For online condolence please visit www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
DOD not noted in obit, used published date for indexing 10/2/2012 Glace Bay
Burchell Eileen Burchell CBP 13/06/2012
Eileen Rita Burchell, 81, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Pauline (O’Keefe) Somers. Surviving are her daughters, Sandra (Donnie) Robertson and Sheila (Bobby) Curry, both of Howie Centre and Lisa, Halifax; sons, Wallace ‘Buzz’ (Mary), Sydney, Gary, Calgary and Charles (Jeanie), Newfoundland; sister, Jean March, Winnipeg; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and special friend, Ollie MacNeil. Eileen was predeceased by her first husband, Wallace Burton; second husband, Harold Burchell; son, Melvin and sisters, Tessie, Helen, Paulmarie, Mary and Sheila. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 10 a.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Thank you to Dr. Stephen MacDougall, Dr. Susan MacLeod and Dr. Shelly O’Neil, as well as, the 3A nursing staff and palliative care at the CBRH for the excellent care provided to Eileen. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
6/12/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burke Irma Mary (Copan) Burke CBP 04/01/2012
Irma Mary (Copan) BurkeBorn In: Joggins, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 3rd, 2012It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Irma Mary (Copan) Burke, 86, of Victoria Mines, on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in Joggins, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Gus and Elsa (Jacobi) Copan.Irma was a member of the former St. Alphonsus Parish, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard. She loved feeding the seagulls at Ryan’s Rock in Victoria Mines. Next to her family, her yard was her pride and joy. Irma spent several hours doing yard work and picking dandelions.Surviving are daughters, Domatilia (Joseph) Beaton, New Waterford, Willena (Leo) Long, Scotchtown, Lythia (Jay) Kearney, Victoria Mines; sons, Jo-Gus (Sandra), Victoria Mines, Winston (Angie), Mira; brother, Albert Copan (Sally), Scotchtown; brother-in-law, Sonny Burke (Gloria), Hamilton, Ont. She was Grandma to Tammy, Frankie, David, Joey, Daryl, Timmy, Kenneth, David, Robbie, Dan, Terri Lynn, Chris, Kory, Kyle, Holly, Heidi, Caitlin, Nicholas, Cody; 14 great-grandchildren.Irma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Burke, brothers, Louie, Copie, Raymond, sisters, Madeline and Eleanor.There will be no visitation. A funeral mass of celebration for Irma will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. 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.In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
1/3/2012 Joggins, NS
Burke Gary Burke CBP 06/01/2012
Gary BurkeBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: January 3rd, 2012 It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Gary Albert Burke of Toronto, formerly of Sydney, on Jan. 3, 2012. Born on July 22, 1940, Gary was the son of the late Harold and Phyllis (Libbey) Burke. Gary was a plumber by trade and a member of the U.A. local 682 Sydney. He worked in commercial and industrial plumbing in the Sydney area, retiring in 2001 from the maintenance staff at the Canadian Coast Guard College. Gary enjoyed skating and curling and was an avid hockey fan. Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda (Billard) Burke; his loving daughter, Stacey (Greg) Cummings; grandson, Jordan Cummings and granddaughter, Payton Cummings. He is also survived by one sister, Judy Ross of Halifax. Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Andrews and nephew, Bruce Ross. Cremation has taken place in Toronto. Funeral services will be held in Cape Breton at a later date.Donations in memory of Gary may be made to a charity of choice.
1/3/2012 July 22, 1940
Burke Lorraine Anne (Marchesin) Burke CBP 01/02/2012
Lorraine Anne (Marchesin) BurkeBorn In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Lingan, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 30th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Lorraine Anne Burke, 59, of Lingan on Jan. 30, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine (Getto) Marchesin.Lorraine was a member of the former St. Joseph Church, Lingan, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard.In her younger years she loved to play darts with her husband, Bernie. Lorraine dearly loved her two pets, Nibbles and Libby.Surviving are her husband, Bernie; daughters, Cathy Burke (Kenny), Gardiner Mines, Cheryl Burke, Kitchener, Ont.; sons, Brandon Burke, Kitchener, Ont., Bernard Burke (Kelly), New Victoria; brother, Lloyd Marchesin, New Waterford; sisters, Cecilia ‘Teady’ Liebeck, Rose Head (Tom), both of New Waterford, Madonna Marchesin, Sydney; grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Bradley, Dillen, Dean and Lindsey, Emily and Nicholas; greatnephew, Draiden.Lorraine was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Joseph and Gary.She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and sister and will be greatly missed by all her relatives and friends.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 Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow at Lingan hall.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.It broke our heart to lose you,But you did not go alone,For part of us went with you,The day God took you home.
1/30/2012 New Waterford
Burke Rita (Gaskell) Burke CBP 17/04/2012
On a perfect spring day, after a spirited battle that showed us what courage and determination really is, we mourn the loss of a sister, mother, aunt and friend to many. Rita was alert to the last moment, and lived with that powerful persistence with which she approached life and left us on the early afternoon of Saturday, April 14, 2012. Left to mourn are her sister and best friend, Nellie; her devoted son, Brian and Rick, Johnnie, Roy and Judy who were much dearer to her than nephews and niece. She was blessed to have Rita and Chris who provided much love and support to her throughout their lives since they became part of her family. She was predeceased by her husband, John, of 45 years; her parents, Richard and Eva (Jones) Gaskell and brother, Ivor. Rita was Born in Kearsley, England and immigrated to Canada shortly thereafter with her family who made their lifelong home on Roaches Road. Many friendships that developed in her early years continue to this day and she had that “special knack” for making friends, young and old, feel welcome in her presence. Her friends were many and most cherished, each holding a warm spot in her heart. Her pleasures in life were simple including drives throughout the Cape Breton countryside, any meal in a restaurant with a family member or friend as well as her weekly visits to the “meat-roll” at the legion with those dear to her. She was a great co-pilot to Ginny on their many grocery runs to Sydney and Glace Bay, where many laughs were shared. Respecting Rita’s wishes, there will be no visitation; however, a celebration of her life will take place at All Saints Church on April 18th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. All are invited afterward to join the family for a reception in the church basement. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. In lieu of flowers, please take time to open your heart and home to a family member, friend or stranger. Like Rita, make someone a cup of tea, accept an invitation to a shower, school graduation, wedding, anniversary celebration or house warming. Use any opportunity to get out and meet people like she would.
4/14/2012 Kearsley, United Kingdom Born: June 3rd, 1929
Burke Gary Albert Burke CBP 12/05/2012
Gary Albert Burke who passed away Jan. 3, 2012, in Toronto, will have visitation in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
1/3/2012
Burke Julie L. (Amos) Burke CBP 06/06/2012
Julie L. (Amos) Burke, 38, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer on June 1, 2012. Julie was born June 16, 1973, in Saint John, N.B., the beautiful and talented daughter of Don and Elsie Amos. Julie graduated from Cole Harbour High School in 1991 and went on to study at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto. She started her career in the hospitality and tourism industry, moved onto the airline industry before most recently taking a position with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority at the Halifax Airport. Julie was an incredible woman with a great sense of humour, a contagious smile and a sharp wit. She leaves behind countless friends who will always remember her fondly and the wonderful times they shared. She always enjoyed the private jokes and laughs she shared with her older brother Andrew. From walking her to the school bus as a young girl to joining her for every major medical appointment during her fight with cancer — Julie was always appreciative of her big brother’s love, support and comfort. Julie was married to Christopher Burke of St. Peter’s in 2009 and they were enjoying a wonderful life together — though they only had a short time together, it was filled with love. Julie’s greatest joy and gift to all of us left behind is her wonderful 16-month old son, Jack Amos Burke. She always dreamed of starting a family and Jack was the answer to her prayers. A special piece of Julie will always live on in Jack. Julie wanted to express her love and gratitude to her parents who cared for her right up to the end. She was more than a daughter to Don and Elsie — she was their best friend. She leaves behind a huge void in their heart. Julie wished to thank them for giving her the perfect childhood and upbringing — filled with love and laughs. She is also survived and missed by two wonderful sisters-in-law, Wanda and Raylene; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; niece Lisa and nephew Logan as well as her maternal grandmother. Julie touched each of their lives in unique and special ways and no family get together will ever be the same without her. Funeral services will take place at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens & Atlantic Funeral Home on Main Street in Dartmouth at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
6/1/2012 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Born: June 16th, 1973
Burke John L. Burke CBP 30/06/2012
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of John Leo Burke at the QEII, Halifax on Thursday, June 28, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Louisbourg, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Maxiner) Burke. Employed in the fishing industry on many levels most of his life. His love for the community and people led him to be one of the founding members of the Louisbourg Lion’s Club and a member of the Louisbourg Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and later years an honorary member. John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Muriel (Bagnell); his three children, Derrick (Gloria), Valerie Kennedy (Terry), Karen (John) Cann, all of Louisbourg; his precious grandchildren, Jim, D.J., Tara, and David, six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers, Mary, Brenda, Beverly, Debbie, Denise, Jim, Dan, Billy, Allen, Charles as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, July 2, 2012 at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial mass will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday July 3, 2012 at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg, with Fr. Raj. officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Louisbourg Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/28/2012 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burke Mary Elizabeth Burke CBP 23/07/2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at home. Born to parents, the late Theresa and Vincent Strojsa, she lived most of her life in Glace Bay. She was a member of St. Anthony parish and held a strong faith which carried her through her life. She strongly believed in the power of prayer. Mary devoted her life to her children, family, friends and charities. She was the golden thread of love spun invisibly through all our hearts and lives. Mary took great pleasure in the accomplishments of all her family. Those whose lives she touched will remember her as a strong lady who willingly opened her arms and her heart and put everyone at ease with her warm smile and keen sense of humour. Left to mourn her are her children, Fred (Barbara) Denney, Sydney, John (Marie) Burke, Chester Basin, Kathleen Burke-MacDonald (Dan) Fort McMurray, Alta., Barry (at home), Nancy (Paul) Hines, Dartmouth; sister, Fran (Rod) McIsaac, Hastings; brothers, Vincent Strojsa, Glace Bay, Stephen Strojsa, Toronto; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three World Vision foster children; godchild, Andrea, and honorary family Wilma and Wayne MacAulay. She was predeceased by husbands, Fred Denney Sr. and John L. Burke, daughter, Heather Hodder, sister, Helen Simpson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Glace Bay. To honour Mary’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or CNIB would be appreciated. God’s arms are open wide, go home in peace.
7/22/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burke Sylvester Richard Burke CBP 22/12/2012
Sylvester Richard Burke

86, Catalone/ Little Lorraine

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvester Burke at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Dec. 20, 2012, surrounded by his loving family . He spent many years truck driving and worked as a school bus driver. Sylvester was truly loved and respected by the children he drove to and from school . Sylvester is survived by his wife of 67 years, Susan (Kennedy) Burke; and will also be sadly missed by his children, Dennis (Mary), Helen (Charlie), Joey (Linda), Terry (Donna), Billy (Denise), Maurice ( Maureen), Anita ( Darryl) and Mary (Stan). He is also survived by his son-inlaw, Kevin; 18 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren and one great- greatgrandchild; adopted sister, Ana Anderson and many nieces and nephews . He was predeceased by his parents, William D. and Veronica (Bates) Burke, his brother, William and two sons in infancy. Sylvester was also predeceased by great-grandson, Drake . Visitation will take place Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, with Fr. Raj officiating. Interment to follow in parish cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sylvester's memory to the VON or a charity of ones choice . Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www. chantfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of .. .

12/20/2012
Burke Pius Bernard Burke CBP 31/12/2012
Pius Bernard Burke

Born In: Lingan

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their brother and uncle, Pius Burke . Born in Lingan, he was the son of the late Felix and Henrietta (Langley) Burke . Pius had worked at the Halifax Infirmary for many years, belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Halifax, being Vice Supreme Master . He is survived by sisters, Pearl I. MacIssac, Hazel Musial; brothers, Ray (Theresa) Burke and Stan Eksal; several nieces, nephews and cousins and special niece Patricia (Brian) Brown, whom he resided with . Besides his parents, Pius was also predeceased by brothers, Tony, Stan, sisters, Frances Kelly, Mabel McSavaney, Yvonne MacNeil and Violet Eksal . As per his request cremation has taken place and a chapel service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating followed by burial in family plot, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lingan . Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 . Donations can be made to a charity of one's choice . To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com .
DOD not noted, used published for indexing 12/31/2012 Lingan
Burns Andrew Burns CBP 19/07/2012
Andrew, a former resident of New Waterford passed away July 15, 2012 at Dieppe Manor, New Brunswick. He was the son of the late Sarah and Mike Burns. He worked in #16 colliery, moved to Toronto and retired from Canadian National Railway, after working there for over 50 years and made his permanent residence in Deippe, New Brunswick. He is survived by his wife, Edna (Warren); sons, Joey (Wendy), Clarence (Louise), Stephen; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brothers, Raymond (May), Michael (Pepper); sisters, Mary Ellen LeBlanc, Carolyn Keeping, Gloria (Arthur) Camus. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, John 'Mick', Frankie, Mike, Johnny; sisters, Theresa (William) Burns, Marion Harris, Florence (Joe) Hurley. Cremation has taken place and a grave side service will be held at a later date.
7/15/2012 New Waterford , Nova Scotia, Canada
Burns James Freddrick 'Freddie' Burns CBP 08/08/2012
James 'Freddie' Burns

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 5th, 2012

James Freddrick 'Freddie' Burns, 36, Sydney Mines, passed away
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney,
with his family by his side.
Born in Halifax, Freddie was the son of the late James Laurie Burns
and Heather Jean MacAskill (Christie).
Freddie was a brother and uncle, who was dearly cared for by his
family and friends. He was a man with a huge heart and had lots of
love to give to all of us. Most of all, Freddie was the type of fella
who would give anyone the shirt off his back. Freddie will be always
loved and he will always be missed.
Freddie is survived by brothers, Laurie MacAskill (Darlene
MacAskill), John MacAskill (Denise MacAskill), Launzo Burns (Lisa
Dixon); nieces, Jessica MacAskill, Heather MacAskill, Jamie
MacAskill, Jenna MacAskill and Ellanor Burns and nephews, John
MacAskill, Norman MacAskill and Michael MacAskill.
Visitation for the late James Freddrick 'Freddie' Burns will be held
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in St. Mark's
Presbyterian Church, Englishtown. Funeral service to celebrate the
life of Freddie will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. in St.
Mark's Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dianne Kempt officiating.
Interment will take place in the Bayview Cemetery, Englishtown.
Donations in memory of Freddie may be made to St. Mark's Presbyterian
Church, Englishtown, or charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier
Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.

8/5/2012 Halifax
Burns Andrew Burns CBP 28/09/2012
Andrew Burns
Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Canada

A committal service for the late Andrew Burns will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Mount Carmel Cemetery with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Mike and Sarah Burns and brother to Ray, Michael 'Pepper,' Mary Ellen LeBlanc, Carolyn Keeping and Gloria Camus.
A reception will be held in the parish hall, Convent Street. All are welcome. Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.


New Waterford
Burns Hazel Agnes Burns CBP 01/12/2012
Hazel Burns

Born In: Sydney River

Passed on: November 30th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hazel Agnes Burns, 96, on Nov. 30, 2012 at Valley View Villa, Riverton, N.S. with her daughters by her side . Born in Sydney River, Hazel was the youngest daughter of the late Murray and Ida (Boutilier) Lewis . She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church in Sydney, where she was a choir member and active member of the ACW, before moving to New Glasgow. Mom attended St. George's Anglican Church in New Glasgow, whenever possible, while living at Garden Suites. In 2005, mom moved to Valley View Villa. She was a founding member of the Atlantic Thrift Club in Sydney. These were neighbours who got together once a week to play cards, and they carried on this special bond of friendship for over 60 years. Mom had great faith, courage and determination. When she broke her back in 1970, she was never expected to walk again. Mom was an inspiration to patients and staff over the many months she was hospitalized in Halifax. She never gave up and, with months of therapy, was able to resume a somewhat normal life . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved and devoted husband of 64 years, Walter; sisters, Muriel Cossitt and Violet Lewis; brother, Lloyd Lewis and sons-in-law, Jim Bailey and Graham Holman . She was a loving and caring mother to her daughters, Franklyn Holman (Ray Baines) and Murida 'Meda' Bailey of New Glasgow. She will be greatly missed by grandchildren, John (Kathy) Holman, Debbie (John) van Vulpen, James (Janet) Bailey, Dana (Michael) Durgin, and Kirk (Nichole) Bailey; great-grandchildren, Malorie (Andrew) Weir, Scott Holman, Kaylee van Vulpen, Jared,
Jacob, Gabrielle, Mary, and Christina Bailey; step-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Naomi and Rebekah Durgin; great-great-grandson, Milo Weir; nephews, Roy (Georgie) Cossitt, and Bob (Betty) Cossitt; and niece, Roberta (John) Hancock . Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Funeral service will be held at The Church of Christ the King on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens . We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Chris Elliot and staff on second floor of Valley View Villa for the excellent care she received . Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Hazel's memory to Valley View Villa Bus Fund, 6125 Trafalgar Rd., RR #1 Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0 or to a charity of your choice . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail

11/30/2012 Sydney River
Burns Margaret Ann 'Maggie' Burns CBP 24/12/2012
Margaret Ann 'Maggie' Burns

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: December 21st, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Margaret Anne Burns, 46, of Glace Bay, and formerly of Dominion passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Michael and Muriel (Boyd) Burns of Dominion, and was a member of St. Eugene's Church . Maggie was a former employee with Spiegel Catalog in New Waterford where she worked for several years before retiring due to her illness. She would be the first person families in the Dominion area would see or hear from at difficult times; always putting the needs of others, before her own. Maggie had a true zest for life, enjoying Dominion's annual Seaside-Daze and the times spent at events at the Dominion Hawks Club, where she was known to be an honorary member. She will also be remembered for her love of 'dressing up'; making costumes for herself, her family and friends for all occasions . Maggie will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Daniel Seguin; son, Phillip at home; stepdaughter, Isabelle, Ontario. Also surviving are her parents, Michael and Muriel (Boyd) Burns of Dominion; brothers, Dennis (Susan), Dominion, Michael (Frieda) and Christopher (Ashley), both of Edmonton; sisters, Brenda (John) Helle, Fort McMurray, and Joan (Glenn) McLaren, Calgary; grand-aunt, Tenie who resided with Maggie; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends from across Canada . Besides her maternal and paternal grandparents, she was also predeceased by special aunts, Nora and Mamie . In honoring Margaret Anne's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating, with interment at a later date. Following the funeral service all are invited to join the family at a reception in St. Eugene's Parish Hall, Dominion . Memorial donations in Margaret Anne's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society, the MS Society or a charity of one's choice . Online condolences to the Burns and Seguin families are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca .

12/21/2012 Glace Bay
Burrows Mary Ronita Burrows CBP 12/03/2012
Mary Ronita BurrowsBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 10th, 2012It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Ronita Burrows, our mother, sister, aunt and grandmother on March 10, 2012, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.Born on Bay Street, Glace Bay, to the late Hector and Sarah Debison she spent most of her married life at 77 Currie St. and since 2008 was a resident of the new wing at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.Mom was deeply loved and will be thoroughly missed by her four children, Ron Burrows (Nancy), Ronita Burrows (Francie), George Burrows (Debbie) and Paulette McKenna (Mike). Nana will stay forever in the hearts of her grandchildren, Lyndsay, Kyle and Allyson Burrows of Ontario, Rene (Mike) and Liam MacCandless, Glace Bay, Gregory Burrows, Halifax, Brennan Burrows, Saskatoon, Jenna Burrows, Brianna and Jillian MacKeigan, Glace Bay, Meaghan Catalano (Rob), Michael McKenna, Montreal, and Katie and Erin McKenna, Albert Bridge. Mom is also survived by her sister and best friend, Andrea Bettens of Glace Bay, who shared such wonderful stories with us during these past few weeks; her brother, Dan Debison and sister-in-law Kay of Glace Bay; sister-in law, Joyce Debison, Cambridge Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as the wonderful staff of the Seaview Manor who loved mom like their own mother, allowing her to live in tranquility and die with dignity.Mom was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years Ron, her brother, Frank Debison, brother-in-law, Frank Bettens, and brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred ‘Kid’ and Mary Roache of Antigonish.Mom attended St. Anne’s School and in her early years worked at Eatons. She often recalled wonderful memories of those days and we, her children, were frequently told touching stories about her by her co-workers. Following years of raising her family of four, she worked at Speed Galley’s, Sid Meloney’s Shoes, and Ellie Marshalls. Upon completion of a home nursing course in the 1960s at St. Joseph’s Hospital, she sat with many terminally ill patients who shared the privilege of her warm and caring personality.Visitation will be held at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Tuesday, March 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial will be held in the parish cemetery.Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.-An Irish Blessing-There is but one and only one,Whose love will fail you never.One who lives from sun to sun,With constant fond endeavour.There is but one and only one,On earth there is no other.In heaven a noble work was done, When God created mother.
3/10/2012 Glace Bay
Burt Mary Ann Burt CBP 01/05/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear sister, aunt and friend, Mary Ann Burt, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at home. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John and Adele (White) Malanka. Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and a former member of Our Lady Of Sorrows Church. She is survived by her loving sister, Frances (Barry) Buffett, Alder Point; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Burt, her sisters, Donna and Florence and her brothers-in-law, Paul Sampson and Jimmy Davis. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service for Mary Ann will be held 10 a.m.. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Society or the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
4/28/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burton Lulu Burton CBP 02/03/2012
Lulu Burton
Born In: Cape North, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: April 23rd, 1916
Passed in: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 28th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, Lulu Mary Burton of Mississauga, Ont. On Feb. 28, 2012.Born in Cape North, Victoria Co., April 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Norman J. and Flora A. MacPherson. Lulu is survived by son, Edward (Lucille), Brantford, Ont.; daughters, Carol Burton, Sydney, Sheila Wilson, Halifax, Lynn Hyde, Mississauga, Ont.; a granddaughter, Rev. Tara Ann Wilson, Port aux Basques, Nfld. She is also survived by her brother, Douglas MacPherson, Baddeck.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eddy Burton; brothers, Malcolm MacPherson; daughter-in-law, Doreen; son-in-law, Rick Hyde.Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Port Credit, Ont. At a later date.Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

2/28/2012 Cape North on April 23, 1916
Burton Geertruida 'Trudy' (Jonkman) Burton CBP 12/04/2012
With great sadness and heavy hearts the family regret to announce the sudden passing of Geertruida Burton on April 7, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Oude Wetering, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Hermanus and Johanna (Reichwein). In 1946, Trudy arrived from Holland through Pier 21 as a war bride and immediately fell in love with the beauty of Cape Breton. She enjoyed her career as a personal care worker at Spring Garden Villa, Sydney. A devoted mother who took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Trudy is survived by her seven children, John (Cory Wolfgram), New Hampshire, Patsy Brown, North Sydney, Carol (Barrie Reid), Millstream, Joanne (Greg Baker), Lake Echo, David (Christa), Upper Whitehead Bay, Norman (Joan Martell), D’Escousse, and Kenneth (Michelle Doucette), Sydney Mines; as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Annie, Maria, Hennie and Mien, and brother, Ton, all of the Netherlands. Besides her parents, Trudy was predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 2000, brothers, Koos, Herman, Cornelis, Johan and Gerard, sister, Corrie and son-in-law, Kenny Brown. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request of the family. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. A reception will follow in the church basement. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online Condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
4/7/2012 Oude Wetering, Netherlands
Burton Lulu Burton CBP 06/06/2012
The committal service for the late Lulu Mary Burton, who passed away Feb. 28, 2012, in Mississauga, Ont. will take place June 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Aspy Bay Cemetery, Aspy Bay, Cape Breton. A luncheon will follow in the Cape North Masonic Hall.
2/28/2012
Burton Kenneth Angus Burton CBP 01/12/2012
Kenneth Burton

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: June 4th, 1964

Passed on: November 24th, 2012

We, the family of Kenneth Angus Burton, 48 of Halifax N.S., are deeply saddened to announce his sudden death on Nov. 24, 2012 in Fort McMurray, Alta . Born on June 4, 1964 in Sydney Mines, Ken spent most of his adult life travelling the country to work at his chosen career. He was a highly respected tradesman, a member of the Plumber & Pipefitters Union for the past 19 years, most recently Local 488, Alberta. Many of his friends and co-workers have shared in our loss, expressing to us how much he will be missed for his "substantial" presence on the job site. He had a passion for learning new things, in his career and also in other aspects of his life. He loved to share his opinions and took great pleasure in a good "debate". He was full of stories, usually about Cape Breton and would tell anyone who would listen . In his younger years, Ken was known as a skilled amateur boxer and remained an avid fan of the sport. He had hoped to one day spend time coaching. His most recent accomplishment was becoming a member, along with his son, Myles, of the Freemasons . He is survived by his two sons, Myles of Edmonton, Alta. and Aaron of Cambridge, Ont. Also survived by his parents, Angus of Dingwall and Helen (Walker) Burton of Sydney; sister, Charlene (George) of Dingwall; brother, Troy of Sydney; grandmother, Helen Burton of North Sydney and the woman who showed him unconditional love, his best friend, Dana Trimper of Halifax . He was predeceased by his brothers, Glenn (1993), Lawrence (2009), maternal grandparents, Allan & Christine Walker, paternal grandfather, Kenneth Burton and several aunts and uncles . Ken was a caring person and continued to give, even in death; with the gift of organ donation.
Cremation has taken place in Edmonton. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date, at which time he will be laid to rest with his brothers; along the shores of Cape Breton, where his heart always remained . He will be missed by many, always remembered, never forgotten . All who knew Ken also knew how he loved to have the last word, so we will end with one of Ken's many quotes.Š "No one ever said it would be easy"Š .

11/24/2012 Sydney Mines on June 4, 1964
Bushnik John Hugh Bushnik CBP 20/01/2012
John Hugh BushnikBorn In: Gillis Lake, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 18th, 2012 We regret to announce the passing of John Hugh Bushnik, 82, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the Halifax Infirmary.Born in Gillis Lake, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Gillis) Bushnik.John was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.John worked at Princess Colliery for a number of years. He was security guard at Prince Mine before his retirement. He was a member of the KOC for 54 years. He was an avid walker.John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marion (Mickey) Richards; sons, John, Toronto, and Wayne (Franki), Sydney Mines; and his granddaughter Alexa. Also left to mourn are brothers, Neil (Betty), Glace Bay, Hugh (Doreen), Toronto, Mike (Pauline), Ottawa, Arthur (Leona), Gillis Lake; sisters-in-law, Mary, Halifax, Florence, Portage; and several nieces and nephews.Besides his parents, John was predeceased by brothers, Jim, Ted and Miles, and a sister, Mary Levesque.There will be no visitation. A celebration of John's life will be held Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. The funeral is under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
1/18/2012 Gillis Lake
Butler Jean Clare (MacPhee) Butler CBP 08/03/2012
Jean Clare (MacPhee) ButlerBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: August 12th, 1928Passed in: Sydney River, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 7th, 2012There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. (Hodding Carter).We are saddened to announce the passing of Jean (MacPhee) Butler, 83, on March 7, 2012. Jean was a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care facility and resided for many years on Lynch Drive, Sydney River. Born Aug. 12, 1928, at her family home in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie (MacArthur) MacPhee.Mom is survived by her children, Frances (Robert McNeil), Coleen (Jack Aikens), Clare (Paul MacLean), Bill Jr. (Alexis Manley), Theresa (Steven Cover), Walkerton, Ont., Margie (Paul Moore), Jeannie (Robert Young), John (Susan Gallant), Kippens, N.L., Shaun (Laura MacMaster), Kathleen (Bruce Dalzell), and Carole (Gilles LePage), Cold Lake, Alta.Nanny is survived by her grandchildren, Patrick and James McNeil; Kathleen (Paul Thompson), Saskatoon, Sask.; Aaron and John Aikens, St. John’s, N.L.; Stephen (Corrine), Shaun (Alison Keats), Goose Bay, N.L.; and Paula MacLean; Lauren and Michael Butler; Amanda, Owen Sound, Ont.; and Christopher Cameron; Iain and Matthew Moore; Nicole, Brett and Brittany Young; Emma and Will Butler, Kippens, N.L.; Hannah and Ryanne Butler; Peter, Andrew and Heather Dalzell; and great-granddaughters, Lucy MacLean and Jesmond Coleen Thompson, Saskatoon, Sask.Jean is also survived by her siblings, John (Ollie), Rita Potter, Donnie (Annie), Tommy (Joan), Halifax, Kathleen Simpson (Elmer), North Augusta, Ont., Ann Wyslowski (John) and Jim (Marg); by her two sisters-in-law, Peggy MacDonald (Elmer), Halifax, and Frances Eyre, Halifax; and by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.Jean was predeceased by her loving husband, William (Bill) Bernard Butler, son William Jr. in infancy, daughter Eileen, grandson Chad Young, sisters Mary (Nin) O’Connell and Margaret Heron and sister-in-law Mary Butler.Mom was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and then went to work with Maritime Tel&Tel. After raising her children to self-sufficiency, she realized her own sense of independence by securing employment as a School Yard Supervisor at Malcolm Munroe Junior High School.Jean belonged to Our Lady of Fatima Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a long-standing member of the CWL, having served on its Executive.Mom was a softball catcher in her youth and enjoyed swimming, cross country skiing and skating. She loved to cook and bake; knitted sweaters for friends and relatives; and oversaw or partook in numerous renovations to her home, at times, knocking down walls to make rooms for more children. This renovation bug (a “Jean” she passed along to all of her children) allowed her to achieve a lifetime goal of designing and constructing her own dining room where all Sunday, holiday, birthday and special occasion meals could be formally celebrated.Driving by her childhood home on Cornishtown Road in Sydney brought back for Jean fond memories of playful times with her siblings, her mother's homemade bread and her father calling to her, “Sine Mhor” (Big Jean in Gaelic).Joy, laughter and pride filled Mom’s heart whenever she attended her children’s and grandchildren’s educational, recreational and religious activities. Family gatherings were most important to Mom and Dad. They always made time for Sunday drives and picnics. Holiday and weekend getaways and family vacations were spent in beautiful Ingonish where Mom loved to jump in the waves at Black Brook beach.Mom was a woman of unequaled strength, courage and wisdom. She worked tirelessly every day for approximately 30 years raising her children. She and Dad instilled in us the values of education, hard work and giving to others. Never one to boast about herself, she rarely missed the opportunity to sing the praises of her
3/7/2012 Sydney on Aug. 12, 1928
Butler Grant Butler CBP 18/07/2012
Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Loving husband of Petra (nee Guth). Loving father of Michael, the late Andy and Cathy (Dave Cyr). Cherished grandfather of Jonathan Cyr. Predeceased by his parents, Alonzo and Stella Butler and his brothers, Alonzo and Darrel. He will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces and friends. A memorial service was held in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Muscular Disease Canada (Myotonic Dystrophy), www.muscle.ca, would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be offered at www.heritagefh.ca.
7/6/2012
Calder Lorraine (Bannister) Calder CBP 18/04/2012
After a brief battle with cancer, with family by her side, Lorraine started her new journey in life. Her memory will be cherished forever by her best friend and husband, Casey; her daughters, Carol MacDonald (Jamie), Fort McMurray, Alta., Sherri Rothwell, Winnipeg, Man., Karen Gartner (Jesse), Edmonton, Alta., Marlene Funk (Len), Abbotsford, B.C. and her seven grandchildren. Lorraine is also survived by her dear sisters, Jean Cummings and June Horne (Wayne), both of Abbotsford; as well and many nieces and nephews and numerous friends who adored her. Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Alberta Bannister. Lorraine was Born in Sydney, N.S. She attended Normal College in Truro, N.S. and taught at Central School in Sydney until she met and married the love of her life, Casey and moved to Winnipeg, Man., where they raised their family. In 1988 they moved to Abbotsford, B.C. Lorraine retired in 2005 but retirement didn’t last long. She spent the remainder of her years volunteering at Northview Community Church, assisting in the kitchen and reception. Lorraine was most happy when she was serving others. We will miss Lorraine’s incredible humour, generosity and caring spirit, she always put others before herself. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Cascades Hospice Center for their kindness and compassion during Lorraine's brief stay as well as to her niece, Darlene Goetz who was such a blessing to Lorraine and the family during this difficult time. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Rd., Abbotsford, BC. Condolences may be sent to Carol at cbannister@shaw.ca.
4/15/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: November 12th, 1942
Calder Edithanne Calder CBP 08/12/2012
Edithanne Calder

Passed on: December 6th, 2012

Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the age of 71 . Edithanne is survived by her husband of 49 years, Peter; children, Carroll, Petrina, and Peter (Jen), grandchildren Christopher (Donna), Jason, Emilea, and Bonnie Edith Anne 'Bea'. Dear sister of Carolee (Wayne), Agatha, Irwin, and Gordon (Pauline), she is lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, as well as her close friends from St. Joseph's Parish, Movement Options, bridge, golf, and bowling, among others . Edithanne was predeceased by her parents, Duncan and Mary MacMaster,
as well as a number of siblings . Memorial visitation will be held at James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, Ont,) on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the memorial service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m., Monsignor Lynch will officiate; with reception to follow . As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada would be appreciated by the family . Edithanne was a Registered Nurse, who graduated at the top of her class in 1963 from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Glace Bay, N.S . The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Kingston General Hospital, Connell 10, for their compassionate care . Online condolences at www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

12/6/2012
Caldwell Ian Caldwell CBP 19/01/2012
Ian CaldwellPassed in: St. Bernard, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 15th, 2012 A good man has passed away. Ian passed suddenly at his home Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, with his wife, Jeanette, by his side. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Ethel and Andrew Caldwell, Sydney Mines. Ian was very proud of his three daughters that he raised; his Amy Elizabeth (Jess), Tina (Bruce) and Cathy (Gordon). He was much loved and respected by his stepchildren, Ian (Jillian), Yvette (Leamon) and Eric. He was Grampy to Jesse and Adrienne, Rhynda and Ian, William, Archer, Scotia. He also leaves behind his brothers, Wallace (Lynda) and Andrew (Annette); his sisters, Anne and Becky (Donnie) and also his nieces and nephews including his special nephew, “Shann The Man Lavatan”. Ian absolutely loved his job at the Caisse Populaire de Clare, his members and his co-workers. Throughout his life, he was very selfless and always put others before himself. He had been actively involved in various organizations through the years. Even in death, he will be helping others by being a donor. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. A celebration in memory of Ian will be held in the Stella Maris Church in Meteghan Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. Donations in Ian’s memory may be made to the Clare Lions Hockey Team at any Caisse Populaire de Clare branch.
1/15/2012
Caldwell Rev. Dr. Malcolm Caldwell CBP 03/03/2012
Rev. Dr. Malcolm CaldwellPassed in: Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: March 1st, 2012“I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Malcolm is with God in heaven because he claimed this promise of salvation and eternal life made by his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Malcolm passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 1, 2012 quietly in his sleep at The Hospice at May Court, Ottawa, Ont. Born on Aug. 6, 1926, he was the second son of the late Major Archibald and Marguerite (MacLeod) Caldwell of Sydney Mines, N.S. Malcolm was a graduate of Sydney Mines High School and earned his B.A. at Gordon College and his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Wenham, MA. In 1990 he was conferred with an honorary doctorate from Gordon-Conwell.Malcolm worked as an accountant for Dominion Steel & Coal Corporation in Sydney, N.S. for 17 years. He felt God’s calling to full time ministry and was ordained in 1968 as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. During his 23 years of service to the Lord he ministered in Newcastle, Derby & Millerton; padre at St. Margaret’s AFB, N.B.; Gloucester & Vernon, Ont.; Woodstock & Kirkland, N.B. and Bethel Church in Sydney, N.S. Malcolm is survived by his best friend, ministry partner and loving wife of 58 years, Lois (MacQueen) Caldwell; son, Donald, his children, Adam (Blair) and Karna (Kevin Flessner) (and their mother Susan Belyea); daughter, Mary, her husband Calvin Ferguson and their children, Rebecca (Thomas Geniole) and Joshua (Sandra); son, Malcolm, his wife Janice and their sons, Peter, Christopher & Matthew; great-granddaughters, Darby, Harper, Bronwyn; great-grandsons, Jake, Wheaton and Drew. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Jean Caldwell, Joan Caldwell, Beth Scott and brother-in-law, Norman (Mary) MacQueen. Malcolm was predeceased by his brothers, Lloyd, James, George (June) and Quincy and a sister, Georgia in infancy. Visitation for Malcolm Caldwell will be held at the Kelly Funeral Home (Barrhaven Chapel), 3000 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ont. (613-823-4747) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, Ont. On Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will then follow at Capital Memorial Gardens.Donations in Malcolm’s memory may be made to The Gideons, The Hospice at May Court or St Paul’s Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.kellyfh.ca/barrhaven.The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the NOA staff at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and the loving care he received at The Hospice at May Court.
3/1/2012
Caldwell Melvin Victor Caldwell CBP 25/09/2012
Melvin Victor Caldwell

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 23rd, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of
Victor Caldwell on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Mrs. Jean Caldwell, Glace Bay,
and the late Melvin Caldwell.
He was employed with the Sydney Steel Corp. for many years.
He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion branch 78, Dominion.
Besides his mother, Jean, Victor is survived by his brothers, Peter
(Jeannie) Caldwell, Ontario, Christopher (Mickey) Caldwell, Dominion,
Jon (Judy) Caldwell, River Ryan, Andrew Bushell, who was like a son
to him; nieces and nephews, Danielle, Melvin, Angela, Alicia,
Jon-Adam, Joshua, Angelina and Melissa, as well as several great
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Melvin and brother, Keith Caldwell.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept.
26 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney,
from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27 in the
funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to
take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Victor's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/23/2012 Glace Bay
Cameron Mary Oblenia 'Obbie' Cameron CBP 20/01/2012
Mary Oblenia 'Obbie' CameronBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 18th, 2012 Mary Oblenia ‘Obbie’ Cameron passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital on Jan. 18, 2012, after a long struggle with cancer.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Pius and Mary (Watson) McNeil and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines.A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Obbie worked tirelessly for those she loved and was always ready to lend a hand to a friend or neighbour.Obbie lived in Georgetown, Ont., for over 20 years while she and Pat raised their three daughters before retiring to Reserve Mines and renovating her McNeil family home.Obbie loved to dance, spend long days hard at work in her garden and contributed to her community as an active member of St. Joseph’s parish CWL. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will be remembered for her energy, kindness, strength of spirit and positive attitude.She leaves behind her loving husband of 44 years, Patrick Cameron; daughters, Michelle (Ryan), Patrice, Andrea; adoring granddaughters, Tess and Simone; siblings, Jane, Raymond, Robert, Angie, Florence, Gilbert, Erma; and many nieces and nephews.In honouring Obbie’s wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, with her brother Fr. Robert McNeil officiating and parish priest Fr. Daniel Boudreau con-celebrating. Interment will follow in parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.Donations in Obbie’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre or to the Palliative Care Society.Online condolences to the Cameron family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
1/18/2012 Glace Bay
Cameron Norma (MacLeod) Cameron CBP 12/02/2012
Norma (nee MacLeod) Cameron died at the age of 97 in Ottawa on Feb. 9, 2011. Born March 20, 1913, in Sydney Mines, C.B., she was predeceased by her mother, Catherine (Cass) MacLeod (nee Bates), father, Neil MacLeod, former electrical superintendent of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corp., brother, Joe, sisters, Deane MacMullin, Grace Vacheress, Flo Gilday and Martha (died at six months), all of Glace Bay. Norma Cameron married Russell Cameron, the son of Catherine Cameron (nee Burchell) and Dan Cameron, lumber merchant, former mayor of Glace Bay and former Conservative MLA. She is survived by her three children, Dan, Regina (Barbara), Grace Labbe (Paul), Ottawa, Nancy Morton (Jack), Missoula, Mont., U.S.A.; as well as grandchildren, Ian, Mary, Donna, Georgia and Matthew Cameron, Paule Nanos, Marc, Phillip, David and Robert Labbe, Neil, Ryan, Catherine (Cass) and Paul Morton; as well as 16 great-grandchildren. Educated at Glace Bay and at Mount St. Bernard’s College in Antigonish, N.S., she spent many years raising her family in Glace Bay. She then commenced on a second career serving as an executive secretary in Montreal and Ottawa. In retirement and active to the end of her life she was much loved by her immediate and extended family for her wisdom, insight, strong faith and humour. She resided in Ottawa and passed many happy summers at the cottage of Nancy and Jack Morton in Montana. The interment of her cremated remains will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. On that same day at 5 p.m. a reception will take place for relatives and friends of the family at the home of Shawn MacMullin at 7 Shawn Ave., Glace Bay. In lieu of flowers or cards, please sponsor a child, as she did, by making a donation to World Vision Canada www.worldvision.ca.
2/9/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 20th, 1913
Cameron John Cameron CBP 24/04/2012
John Cameron Passed in: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada In loving memory of John Cameron. Beloved son of Johnena Cameron and the late Murdock Cameron, Chappell’s Court, Sydney. John passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Survived by son Lloyde and daughter Cathy; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of Ontario. Also survived by four brothers Jimmy, Donnie, Raymond, Murdock; three sisters Ethel, Patricia, Beatrice, all of Sydney. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.
4/24/2012
Cameron Allan Cameron CBP 27/06/2012
Passed away at Douglas Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 25, 2012, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of 53 years to Anna (MacIsaac) Cameron. Dearly loved father of Anita (Michael) Hicks, Allan (Lynn), Colin (Sylvia), Angus (Donnelda), Stan and Sandy. Cherished grandfather of Katrina, Michael (Kara), Jillian, Todd, Stacey, Stephanie, Brandon, Bradley, Matthew, Evan and Jenna. Dear brother of Stan. Predeceased by his brothers Palmer and Godfrey and his sister Eileen. Friends are invited to call at the Patterson Funeral Home, 6062 Main St. Visiting Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service in celebration of his life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date in Cape Breton. In memory of Mr. Cameron donations to the Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Online Condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com.
6/25/2012
Cameron Angus Lawrence Cameron CBP 13/09/2012
Angus Lawrence Cameron

Born In: Castle Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: September 12th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear
husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, which occurred
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at home.
Born in Castle Bay, Angus was the son of the late Daniel and
Katherine (Gillis) Cameron.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice (MacAdam) along with his
children, Colleen (James) Peterson, Sydney, Paula (Donnie) Stewart,
Sydney, Scott (Paula), Halifax, and Danny, Sydney; one sister, Patsy
Zagozan, Conneticut; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased his son, Barry, two sisters,
Lucy and Florence, four brothers, Alex, Donald, Roddie and Neil.
Prior to his retirement, Angus worked as a train engineer with Devco.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his
great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Angus's wishes cremation has taken place, and there
will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held Friday, Sept. 14,
2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, with Fr. James
Oliver officiating.
We would like to extend a thank you to the VON nurses who cared for
Angus over the years, as well as the palliative care team.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Breton
Palliative Care Center, Sydney, or the VON.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/12/2012 Castle Bay
Cameron Milton John James Cameron, CD CBP 06/10/2012
Milton Cameron, CD

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 25th, 1935

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 2nd, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Milton John James Cameron, 76, of Westmount, passed away peacefully Oct. 2, 2012 in the palliative care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late William and Lucy (Anderson) Cameron. John was a retired staff sergeant of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, serving for 20 years. Serving in the Canadian Forces for over 20 years in the Second Battalion of the Black Watch (R.H.R), the Cyprus Pats (PPCLI), military training in Gagetown, N.B., and travelling to Jamaica, Cyprus and Germany for duty. He relocated to the beautiful Island of Cape Breton in 1975, taking pride in building his home. His love of his family, long drives, fixing cars, repairs to the house, fishing, playing cards, his mastery of checkers, and winning at darts, brought him great joy. His laugh was contagious and his wit unmatched and remained that way to the end, and he will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara (MacDonald); his children, John (Vanessa), Shediac, N.B., Sonya (Bob), Calgary, Alta., Cynthia (Allan), Barrie, Ont., Neil (Cindy), Halifax, N.S. He is also survived by his special granddaughter, Charmayne, Glace Bay and grandsons, Tyler Steele, Dominion, Chandler, N.B. and Jarod, Ont. He is also survived by his sisters, Audrey Cameron, Ont., Doris MacLennan and Vera (Charles) Miller, Sydney; special nephews and nieces, Bobby MacLennan, Alan MacLennan, Lucy Wilkins, Margie Gray and Barbara Chiasson, as well as several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved brother, William 'Cap' Cameron. We take great pride and joy, as our father has asked, in following his wishes, and by his request, there will be no visitation or funeral. The family would like to express, at this time, our heartfelt appreciation for the continued support of family, friends, neighbours, Dr. M. Smith, nursing staff of VON, Dr. Dugas; nurse, Jackie Doucette; staff of palliative care and Veteran's Affairs for overseeing his compassionate care. Donations in Milton's memory may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

10/2/2012 Sydney on Oct. 25, 1935
Cameron Weldon Gerald Cameron CBP 17/10/2012
Weldon Cameron

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 15th, 2012

It is with great sadness we the family announce the passing of Weldon Cameron on Oct. 15, 2012 at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Weldon was the son of the late Aubrey and Janet Cameron. Weldon is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years, Helen (McDonald) and his son, Aubrey (Brenda MacQueen), Glace Bay. He is also survived by his two grandsons, Taylor and Aaron, his pride and joy. Also, by sisters-in-law, Jennie Bond, Glace Bay and Minnie Livingstone, Glace Bay and by his special nephew, Bill Cameron, Mira and many more nieces and nephews. Weldon is also survived by a special extended family, Paul, Shauna, Annie Beth and Daniel Oldford. His special pet Heather will forever miss his companionship. Weldon was a man deeply devoted to his family, community and career. Weldon served overseas during peacetime as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of John Bernard Croak Branch 3 Legion. Weldon began his 33 year career as a meter reader with the town of Glace Bay, and then carried on with Eastern Light and Power retiring from Nova Scotia Power in 1990. He was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed people and sharing stories with them. He had a great passion for researching the history of the Cape Breton Tramways Limited and the Cape Breton Bus and Tram Company Limited which led him to compiling his findings in a book. Besides his parents, Weldon was predeceased by sisters, Mable and Joyce; brothers, Roy, William 'Widge' and Robert. Visitation for Weldon will be held at Curry's Funeral Home,775 Main St., Glace Bay on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at St. Leo's Church, Sterling Road, Glace Bay, with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glace Bay Heritage Museum Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

10/15/2012 Glace Bay
Cameron Agnes Bernice Cameron CBP 30/10/2012
Agnes Bernice Cameron

Born In: Island View, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 28th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on Monday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Island View, Bernice was the daughter of the late Alan and Helen (MacNamara) MacAdam. She is survived by her children, Colleen (James) Peterson, Sydney, Paula (Donnie) Stewart, Sydney, Scott (Paula), Halifax, and Danny, Sydney; brothers, Ned (Winnie) and Donald (Liz) MacAdam; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Angus, son, Barry, sister, Myrtle MacGillvary, and brothers, John, Michael, Frances and William MacAdam. In keeping with Bernice's wishes cremation has taken place, and there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Sydney, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Center, Sydney, or the VON. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

10/28/2012 Island View
Cameron Rhonda Cameron CBP 01/12/2012
Rhonda Cameron

Born In: Reserve Mines
Born: September 15th, 1917

Passed on: November 28th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our matriarch Rhoda, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt on Wednesday, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Mom always said her family was her greatest accomplishment and her legacy will live on in all of us . Rhoda was born Rhodina Joan, daughter of the late Michael & Mayme MacNeil of MacLeod's Crossing and spent her entire life in Reserve Mines . Rhoda in her earlier years worked for Cara Services, Sydney Airport and was instrumental in organizing the workers, serving as their union president until she retired . Mom was a devout Catholic and was very involved in St Joseph's parish, Reserve Mines serving on various committees and a proud member of the choir . She held many pastimes close to her heart, especially bowling and knitting, which she sent most of to the Reserve Elementary School . She is survived by her children, Neil (Marion) MacPhee, Anne (Claude) Courchesne, Nita McIntyre, Jerry (Donna) MacPhee, and Cecil (Valerie) Cameron . Also left to mourn is her sister, Margarite (Sis) McLellen, Big Pond and brother, Ronnie McNeil, Oakville, Ont. and numerous nieces and nephews . Rhoda was a very proud "Nan" to 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild . She was predeceased by her first husband, Michael MacPhee and second husband, John Cameron; sisters, Mary, Katherine, Theresa, Marionita; brothers, Joe, Michael and daughter-in-law, Jean . The last 10 years of mom's life was spent in her second home, Seaview Manor. There is no way we could ever thank the staff or her "Special Angels" who cared for mom with love, respect and support . Visitation for Rhoda will be on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home ,775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be held at St Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. the Rev Daniel Boudreau will be officiating . Donations may be made to Seaview Manor Nursing Home . Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com .

11/28/2012 Reserve Mines on Sep. 15, 1917
Cameron Daniel "Stewart" Cameron CBP 31/12/2012
Daniel 'Stewart' Cameron
1938-2012

Today we experienced a great loss of a loving husband, a father in every sense of the word and an adored Dado . Da was the son of Dan and Kathleen (Penney) Cameron born on November 29th, 1938. He grew up in New Waterford, the home of his heart. At the tender age of 16 he followed tradition and entered the coal mines, and for the next 43 years he spent his time working underground in various coal mines. When we would say, "Da, that must have been hard," he would say it wasn't that bad, I enjoyed it . In 1960 he married the love of his life, Agnes Burke. He thought his biggest accomplishments were his lovely wife, seven kids, Jamie (Tracey), Halifax; Anita (Chris) Whitby, Ontario; Monica, New Victoria; Bradley, New Minas; Danell (Dave), Mt Albert, Ontario; Stewart, New Waterford and Leah Ann, Halifax; and nine grandsons, Kyle, Nicholas, Zachary, Carter, Jacob, Dawson, Cameron, Jude and Jonah. We all knew he was behind us in everything we did; no problem too big to help us solve. Da taught us loyalty to one another and the importance of family. To Da, his wife, children and grandchildren were his everything. It is hard to believe how one man could give so much and expect so little . Da enjoyed the simple things in life namely, talking and joking with everyone , gardening, visiting and bragging about Scrappy and Mitzi his cats and Sam his dog. One of his greatest pleasures was the many hockey trips all over the province with his loving grandson Kyle , instilling his love of hockey within us all . Besides his parents, Da was predeceased by his sister Jean (Alonzo) Marsh . Da, you worked hard, you taught us how to look after one another and we can't help but believe that you are at peace and with us . Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Thursday, January 3, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in his 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
DOD not noted, used published for indexing 12/31/2012
Campbell Bishop Colin Campbell CBP 20/01/2012
Bishop Colin CampbellBorn In: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 17th, 2012 Most. Rev. Colin Campbell, B.A., B.Th., M.A., R.S.W., D.D., Litt.D., bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Antigonish, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Drummond Hall, Halifax, N.S., after an extended illness. He became the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish on March 19, 1987, and retired in 2002. The Holy Father Pope John Paul II appointed him to succeed Bishop William Power, who had been bishop since 1960. He served as priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax from 1956 until his appointment to the Diocese of Antigonish. Born in Antigonish in 1931, to Dr. Peter Smythe Campbell and Ida (Tompkins) Campbell, he spent his first years in Port Hood. After moving to Halifax, he received his early education in Halifax at Saint Thomas Aquinas School and Saint Mary’s University High School. He completed undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s University (BA 1952), and received his bachelor of theology from Holy Heart Seminary in 1956. He earned a master of arts in social work from the Université de Montréal in 1964, and later studied writing and journalism at University of Southern California. In 1983 Atlantic School of Theology awarded him the degree doctorate of divinity ‘honoris causa’ for his outstanding work in Christian education and ecumenism. Colin Campbell was ordained to priesthood by the Archbishop of Halifax, Most. Rev. J. Gerald Berry, at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Halifax on May 26, 1956. He was appointed a monsignor by Pope Paul VI in 1969. Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish in December 1986. He served as assistant priest at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Saint Catherine of Siena parish, and Saint Joseph’s parish, all in Halifax. He was appointed pastor of Saint Thomas Aquinas parish in Halifax in 1969, Saint Anthony’s parish in Dartmouth in 1975, and Immaculate Conception parish in Truro in 1980. He also served the archdiocese of Halifax as vicar general (1969-1980), diocesan consultor, diocesan director of Catholic Charities, and executive director of the Catholic Social Services Commission. As vicar general for diocesan administration (1977-1980), he oversaw the implementation of the recently developed diocesan goals. In 1983, Fr. Campbell accepted a position in Toronto as national director of the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies. While he was leading the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies, Fr. Campbell chaired the board of governors of Saint Mary’s University, and served as president of the N.S. Family & Child Welfare Association, N.S. Association of Social Workers, Halifax Neighbourhood Centre, Institute of Pastoral Training and the N.S. Social Services Council. He was a lecturer at Mount Saint Vincent University, Holy Heart Seminary, Nova Scotia Teachers Summer School, and Maritime School of Social Work of Dalhousie University. He was a teacher, social worker, journalist, author and administrator. For a number of years, he wrote a weekly column for the religion page of the Halifax Chronicle Herald and Mail Star, entitled “A matter of opinion.” He served as Herald press correspondent in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul I and the election and installation of Pope John Paul II. He was a contributor to various theological journals and Catholic newspapers. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and the Knights of Columbus. He was instrumental in establishing the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Atlantic Canada and was awarded the Cross of Merit by the Canada-Toronto Lieutenancy for his work with the order in the Holy Land. Ordained on March 19, 1987, he became the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish. He immediately began a series of deanery meetings to assist in the creation of the “Mission and Goals” statement outlining the seven priorities of the diocese. This se
1/17/2012 Antigonish
Campbell Margaret 'Millie' Campbell CBP 31/01/2012
Margaret 'Millie' CampbellBorn In: Black Rock, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 29th, 2012 It is with sadness we announce the passing of Margaret ‘Millie’ Campbell, age 86, lifelong resident of Big Bras d’Or, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital.Born in Black Rock, Millie was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (McAulay) Robertson.She worked for a number of years at Bain’s Grocery Store in Big Bras d’Or, she later moved to the United States, where she was employed as a store clerk in a large department store, returning to Big Bras d’Or in 1980. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church in Big Bras d’Or, and was also a leader with the CGIT for 20 years. Millie loved to bake and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall.Millie is survived by one brother, John (Pat) Robertson, Sydney Mines; and by several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her husband, William Campbell, her sister, Jean Marriott, two brothers, Wayne and Elmer Robertson.Visitation for Millie will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Cremation will take place and the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Presbyterian Church in Big Bras d’Or with Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.Memorial donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
1/29/2012 Black Rock
Campbell Alexander Campbell CBP 04/02/2012
Alexander CampbellBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 2nd, 2012 Alexander William Campbell, 65, of Albert Bridge passed away on Feb. 2, 2012, after a courageous but short fight against cancer. Son of the late William and Margaret (MacLean) Campbell, he was born in Glace Bay. Alex’s career began in the Military Police and he later joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He retired from the RCMP, after serving time as a police officer in P.E.I., Nfld. And N.S. Alex is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Linda (Dickinson); daughters, Wendy Boisvert (Marc), Ottawa, Ont., Yvonne Mandis (Peter), Gray, TN, USA, Karen Campbell (Carlos Amestoy), St. Catharines, Ont. And Tanya MacDonald (Bill), Ridgeway, Ont.; grandchildren, Brady and Eric Boisvert, George and Gillian Mandis, KT Crewe and Trystan and Taylor MacDonald; brothers, Robert (Diane), Moncton, N.B. and James (Angie), Albert Bridge and sister, Yvonne Fry (Bruce), Albert Bridge. Alex is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, primarily in N.S. and Ont.“Be at peace dear husband, father and grandfather; we loved you then, we love you now and we’ll love you always.” A special thank you is extended to Dr. Brian Kerley, the palliative care unit at St. Catharines General Hospital and the CCAC for all their care, compassion and support. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
2/2/2012 Glace Bay
Campbell Margarete Genevieve (Hanrahan) Campbell CBP 06/02/2012
Margarete Genevieve (Hanrahan) Campbell Born In: McKay's Corner, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 4th, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and friend, Margaret Genevieve (Hanrahan) Campbell. Margaret passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born in McKay’s Corner, Margaret was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Routledge) Hanrahan.As well as being a devoted wife and mother, Margaret was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family parish. Her strong religious beliefs enabled her to teach Sunday School for over 15 years.Her great passion and faith lives on in her students.Margaret will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Michael ‘Deb’ Campbell; nine children, Michael (Shelly) Campbell, Carol (Allister) Smith, Marie (Nelson) O’Brien, Tina (Todd) Grant, JoAnne Routhier, Melinda (Chris) Sewarun, Debra (Joe) Farrow, DJ Campbell (Leslie), Donna Campbell (Graham). Margaret is also survived by cherished grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Ashley, Michael, Mathew, Daniel, Sabetha, Jordan, Sarah, Alex, Adrian and Ethan and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her only brother, Edward ‘Junior’ (Angela) Hanrahan, a brother she adored.Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by a son, Edward, brother, Bill, sisters, Joan and Marie.In honoring Margaret’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Holy Family Church, McKay’s Corner with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.Online condolences to the Campbell family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.I leave but my love does not,I shall love you in heavenAs I have on this earth.
2/4/2012 McKay's Corner, Glace Bay
Campbell Irene (Bourgeois) Campbell CBP 03/03/2012
Irene (Bourgeois) CampbellBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 1st, 2012It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Irene Campbell on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Thelma (Gratto) Bourgeois.Irene was a CAN and worked in Hamilton, Kitchener, Ont; Halifax, and the Community Hospital in Glace Bay. She was a member of St. Anne’s CWL and a devoted member of the church. She served as a Eucharistic minister, religious education teacher, meditation group and the funeral lunch team. Irene and her husband John (2009) loved to travel and made frequent trips out west to visit children and grandchildren; Florida, Ontario as well as England and Scotland.She is survived by her children, Garth (Cindy), Blair (Bonnie), Lisa, Johnna (Dave), Darrell (Judy), Keith (Liz) and Ross; grandchildren, Aaron, MacKenzie, Joshua, Kyla, John, Kenton, Janna, Kyle, Colin, Mitch; sisters, Eloise Colson and Cora Corbett, both of Ont; brothers, Merlin, George (Gertie), Lonnie, Hallie (Rose), Nelson (Brenda); sister-in-law, Jean Coleman. She will also be missed by her buddy, Jeris.Irene was predeceased by her loving husband, John Blaise in 2009; sister, Edeline; brothers, Earl and Charles.At Irene’s request, there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church with Rev Leo Boone officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with the love of her life, John. A reception will follow the service at the church. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
3/1/2012 Glace Bay
Campbell Hannah Charmain Bethel Campbell CBP 22/03/2012
Hannah Charmain Bethel CampbellPassed in: Pembroke, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: March 18th, 2012Peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on March 18, 2012, in her 95th year.Hannah Campbell (nee MacLennan), beloved wife of the late Daniel Campbell.Dear mother of Henry Campbell (Jean), Mae Campbell (Malcolm) and Sharon Palmer (Michael).Predeceased by sons Donald, Harold and Robert Campbell.Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.Survived by daughter-in-law Pearl Campbell.Predeceased by grandson Danie Carmichael, great granddaughter Amber Wice and sisters Priscilla The and Thelma Sanderson.Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Family received visitors at the Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel, 9 Paget St., Sundridge on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. followed by visitation at the Blues Mills Gospel Hall in Blues Mills, Cape Breton, N.S., on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.A service to celebrate the life of the late Mrs. Hannah Campbell will be conducted at the Blues Mills Gospel Hall on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Mr. David Swan and Mr. Fred Bartlett officiating.Interment at the Harbourview Cemetery in South Haven, Cape Breton, N.S.If desired, memorial donations to your local SPCA or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.Funeral arrangements in Nova Scotia are under the direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.Online condolences may be made at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com and www.haverstocks.com.
3/18/2012
Campbell Michael 'Diker' Campbell CBP 27/03/2012
Michael 'Diker' CampbellBorn: September 22nd, 1931Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 16th, 2012Michael Arthur ‘Diker’ Campbell died March 18, 2012 in a Halifax hospital following a short illness.Born. Sept. 22, 1931 and raised in Sydney, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science (major in geology) and Bachelor of Education and held Master of Arts degree in Education from St. Mary’s University.In 1978, he was appointed principal of St. Patrick’s High School, a position he held until his retirement in 1994.He served on the board of governors of St. Francis Xavier University for two terms, as well as the alumni board. He was inducted into the ‘Hall of Honour’ at St. F.X. in 1996.He is survived by his wife, Anne (Floyd), whom he married in 1959; sons, Michael Arthur and Peter Alexander; daughter, Courtney Anne; daughters-in-law, Lorraine (Gilbert) Campbell and Alison (Berkshire) Campbell; grandchildren, Ainslie, Luke, Abigail and Ewan Campbell; his sister, Mary Britten (the late Elmer); brothers, John (Anne-Marie), Joseph (Stella); sister-in-law, Theresa Campbell; nieces and nephews, as well as special cousin, Sister David Marie, SC. He was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Catherine Campbell, and brother, Allen.Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Benedict Church, Halifax. Interment at a later date in Antigonish.
3/16/2012 September 22, 1931
Campbell John 'Archie' Campbell CBP 19/04/2012
We, the family of Archie Campbell, announce his peaceful passing, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Whitney Pier, Archie was the son of the late John R. and Mary (Young) Campbell. His entire life, Archie resided in Whitney Pier. From 1954-1965, he was employed with the Dominion Coal Company, International Piers and then went to work at the coke ovens until retirement. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Pearl (MacLeod); children, John (Christina) and Eleanor (Craig) Gushue; grandchildren, Devon Campbell, Miranda Campbell, Kristin Gushue, Tyler Gushue and Emma-Jean Campbell; sister-in-law, Nora Campbell; brothers-in-law, Jim (Jenny) MacLeod and Gordon (Dot) MacLeod; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Archie was predeceased by his sisters, Ann Hartigan and Rose Rose; brothers, Joseph, Ernest and Lawrence. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday 10 a.m., with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/17/2012 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 7th, 1935
Campbell Thomas J. Campbell CBP 04/06/2012
With heavy hearts, we the family regret to announce the passing of Thomas Campbell on June 1, 2012, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late David and Maryanne (Shaw) Campbell. Tom is survived by his daughters, Anndelynn (Randy) Carroll and Antoinette (Frank) Wludyka, both of Sydney; grandsons, Clinton (Amy) Barter and Joshua Wludyka; granddaughters, Amanda Carroll (Steve) and Brianna Carroll; and great-grandchildren, Julianne, Peyton and Ashlynn. He is also survived by his brother Sheldon Campbell. Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by brother Gerard and sisters, Theresa and Doddy. Visitation for Tom was held Sunday June 3, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kevin Mattatal officiating. There will be a reception following the service. Online Condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/1/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Donald Michael 'Donnie' Campbell CBP 18/06/2012
Donald Michael Campbell 1939-2012 Sydney Donald Michael ‘Donnie’ Campbell passed away on June 15, 2012, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Donnie, Born in Sydney and a member of Sacred Heart parish, was a son of the late Archie and Violet (Burns) Campbell. Donnie began working at a very young age and in later years, became a well-known car salesman in Sydney until an accident resulted in early retirement. Donnie thoroughly enjoyed visits from his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will cherish the memory of their ‘Poppy.’ He was a true sports fan and also kept up a lively interest in politics during his retirement years. Donnie is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Blanch (MacDonald); his five sons, Michael, (Rosemarie), Leo (Darlene), Jimmy (Michelle), Blain (Laura) and Karl (Tanya); 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Barry, Alert Bay, B.C.; sisters, Cathy (Roman) Fedurko, Toronto, and Dolores (John) Campbell, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Beryl Burke and Jessie MacDougall, Sydney; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances. Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by brothers, Jimmie and Pat. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/15/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Donald 'Donnie' Campbell CBP 19/06/2012
Visitation for the late Donnie Campbell, who passed away June 15, 2012 will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Alexandra Street. Funeral will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.
6/15/2012
Campbell Leo Ambrose Campbell CBP 26/07/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our father, Leo Campbell on July 25, 2012, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (Layman) Campbell. He was a member of the Army and Navy and past president of the Lions Club. He is survived by his childrenm Robert (Carol) Campbell, Dawn Campbell and Sherri Curley; sisters Marion MacDonald, Winnie Gatza; grandchildren, Kyle, Jamie, Cody, Jason, Josh, Hannah, Garret, Morgan and Shawn; sisters-in-law, Rena, Sadie and Mary; also the mother of his children, Susan. Besides his parents, Leo was also predeceased by brothers, Leo, Art, Danny, Gerald and sister, Dorothy Oliver, brothers-in-law Doug MacDonald, Bunny Oliver and Peter Gatza. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Friday, July 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Army and Navy, Smith Street. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Donations in Leo’s memory can be made to Palliative Care, C.B. Regional Hospital. To send online Condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
7/25/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campbell Martha Campbell CBP 14/08/2012
Martha Campbell

Born In: Alder Point, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: New Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 11th, 2012

Martha Campbell, 101, of New Victoria passed away Saturday, Aug. 11,
2012, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Alder Point, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late
Albert and Mary (Martin) Devoe.
Martha was a member of the former St. Joseph Church, New Victoria,
currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard. In her younger years,
Martha was employed at the lobster hatchery in Alder Point. She later
went on to work in various locations such as Annapolis Valley, Truro
and most recently, Harbour View Hospital in Sydney Mines. She was a
member of the New Waterford Pensioner's Club and the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford. Martha enjoyed singing, dancing and
playing the piano. She also loved knitting and playing darts at the
Pensioner's Club.
Surviving are sons, Lorne, New Victoria, Colin, Ontario; brother,
Walter, Sydney Mines; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Martha was predeceased by her husband, John Daniel Campbell, son,
John Jr., sisters, Catherine, Ella, Bertha, Ruth, Winnie, brothers,
John, George, Chester, Seaward, Raymond, Brooks and Dan.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care
and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Waterford. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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.
A special thank you to the staff at New Waterford Consolidated
Hospital and the New Waterford Homemakers for all their professional
care and support.

8/11/2012 Alder Point
Campbell Effie May (MacKinnon) Campbell CBP 30/08/2012
Effie (MacKinnon) Campbell

Born In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: February 10th, 1920

Passed in: New Waterford , Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 29th, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of our loving and caring mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, Effie May
Campbell, on Aug. 29, 2012, at Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.
Born Feb. 10, 1920, in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Dora
and Dan Archie MacKinnon.
Mom loved to bake and cook and share her goodies with families in the
neighbourhood. She loved her church and was a lifetime member of the
UCWL. She was a kind and caring woman who loved her family dearly.
She had a big smile and a kind word for everyone she met. Mom loved
to play cards with a group of her close friends for over 50 years.
Surviving are her children, Angus (Ena), Susie, both of New
Waterford, Iris, Ajax, Ont., Peggy (Ralph), New Waterford, Daniel
(Annmarie), Dominion, George (Carol), New Waterford; 21
grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; close family friends, Helena Fraser and
Joanne Anderson.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Sadie,
grandson, Robbie, son-in-law, Simon, sisters, Mary Catherine and
Susie, brothers, Lauchie and Archie.
At the request of our mom, 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 service will be held 11
a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Calvin United Church, New
Waterford, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in
Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with a luncheon to follow at Calvin
Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvin United Church or
a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

8/29/2012 Inverness on Feb. 10, 1920
Campbell Effie (MacKinnon) Campbell CBP 31/08/2012
Effie (MacKinnon) Campbell

Effie May Campbell, 92, of New Waterford was also predeceased by her
husband Angus and brother, Daniel. The complete obituary can be
viewed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. (Full obituary was in the CBPost on
August 30th, 2012)

8/29/2012
Campbell Dorothy Campbell CBP 12/09/2012
Dorothy Campbell

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Passed on: August 29th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the
passing of our wonderful mother, Dorothy Campbell
at the age of 83. Dorothy passed away Aug. 29,
2012, in Bedford, New Hampshire, with family at
her bedside.
Dorothy was the daughter of the late Henry and
Rachel (Beaton) Woodland. Dorothy will always be
remembered as a loving, caring person, who, with
her selflessness, opened her heart and home to
everyone. She had a lot of spunk and humour which
will be missed.
She is survived by sons, Gary and Grant, Ont.,
Guy in California; daughters, Gail (Jack)
Costello, New Hampshire and Gloria (Darren)
Peters, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Glen, John,
Stephane, Matthew and Josh; brothers, Leo, Pleman
and Winston; sisters, Violet, Susan and Barbara.
She was predeceased by husband, George; sons,
George, Glen and Gordon, and daughter, Glenda.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no
funeral service by request. A graveside service
will be held in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown,
on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Duncan
Roach officiating.
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.
"The angels sang Amazing Grace, when God came
down and touched your face. As He took your hand
He whispered low "Come with me Doris it's time to
go." You will be sadly missed along life's way.
Quietly remembered everyday."

8/29/2012 New Waterford
Campbell David Robertson Campbell, QC CBP 30/10/2012
David Campbell, QC

Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: July 17th, 1943

Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 26th, 2012

David passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. David is survived by his brother and only sibling, Thomas (Beverley) and nephew, Christopher, all of Millville, along with many cousins and many dear friends. David was predeceased by his father, Edward 'Ted', mother, Agnes (nee Robertson) and a brother in infancy. David was born in North Sydney and resided in Florence with his family during his young life. David pursued a career in teaching after graduating from Sydney Mines High School. He was principal of Mill Creek School. Early in his teaching career he realized that teaching was not his niche. He returned to university to pursue a career in justice and attended university in New Brunswick and Manitoba graduating with a law degree. David was a member of the bar in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. David practiced law in Manitoba for many years and in 1989 returned to Cape Breton to live. As he told a dear friend, Cape Breton is a beautiful place to live and it is the place to be. David became reacquainted with old friends and made numerous new friends. While in Cape Breton, David practiced law in both the public and private sector until he retired due to his illness. The family is truly grateful for the many calls and visits from relatives and friends that David received while he was ill, and the support provided to him by them. He was always so happy to hear from them and to spend time with them. The family is also truly grateful to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the palliative care doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers and the nurses on 4 West of the Northside General Hospital. Each and every one of you were very special to him and also to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home for their thoughtfulness and professionalism. As per David's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, palliative care, Wilson United Church, Florence or a charity of choice.

10/26/2012 North Sydney on Jul. 17, 1943
Campbell Rev. Gregory Campbell CBP 01/12/2012
Rev. Gregory Campbell

Born In: Sydney
Born: July 7th, 1943

Passed on: November 30th, 2012

Rev. Gregory Campbell passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family . Born July 7, 1943 in Sydney, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary E. (MacEachern) Campbell . Greg was a graduate of Sydney Academy. He later graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1964 and from the Urban College in Rome. He was ordained a priest on May 19, 1968 at Holy Redeemer Church by the late Bishop William E. Power. He continued his graduate education at University of Toronto, St. Paul's Ottawa, Boston College and Assumption College, Worcester Mass . He served as assistant at St. Anthony's, Glace Bay in (1968-1970) and followed with work in team ministry for the Glace Bay area (1970-77). He was appointed chaplain at St. F.X. University (1979-1981). He later joined the Counseling Centre from which he retired in 1996 . He leaves to mourn his sister, Barbara Horechuk; brothers, Blick (Colleen), Robbie, all of Sydney; Archie (Lauren), Thornhill, ON; sister-in-law Jody, Sydney Mines and friend Sister Louise, Halifax; his nieces and nephews . He was predeceased by his brother Neil; sisters-in-law Joan and Lindsay and brother-in-law Fred . Visitation for Rev. Campbell will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with the Vigil Service to take place at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 4th at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery . Donations in memory of Gregory may be made to L'Arche Antigonish or a charity of your choice . Online condolences to www.twcurry.com .

11/30/2012 Sydney on Jul. 7, 1943
Campbell Annastasia 'Ann' Campbell CBP 12/12/2012
Annastasia 'Ann' Campbell

Born In: Bras d'Or

Passed on: December 11th, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Annastasia 'Ann' Campbell on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 . Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Cantwell) Reashore . Ann was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Sydney and found great joy and peace in prayer and meditation. Her greatest pleasures were her four grandchildren, Ruby, Janet, Ronnie and Annette and nine great-grandchildren, as well as playing cards with family and friends . She was predeceased by her husband, Alex, of Inverness; sisters, Elizabeth, Genevive, Ellen, Carmela, Margaret, Juanita and Sister May
David and brothers, Maurice, Joe, William and James . Ann is survived by her son, Alex (Mary), Sydney and daughter, Marie, Halifax . Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Cabot St., Sydney, on Friday at 10 a.m., with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens . Special thanks to the wonderful respite care workers and everyone at Dr. John Archibald's office . "Rest in peace, mom. You will be greatly missed" . Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

12/11/2012 Bras d'Or
Campbell Daniel "Nipper" Campbell CBP 19/12/2012
Daniel 'Nipper' Campbell
73, Sydney

Daniel Campbell ' Nipper,' 73, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family . Born in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late Maurice and Sarah (Reid) Campbell . Dan worked most of his working life as an employee of the Sydney Steel Plant, retiring in 1991. He also operated a small business providing building janitorial services . Dan was an adherent of Bethel Presbyterian Church. A man of deep faith and compassion. His deep love and devotion to his loving wife, Dorothy was openly shared to his family and friends. He was most proud of his three children and five grandchildren . He was also very proud to have been a member of the 1951 Ward Six Indians, the championship team of the first Little League in Canada. He greatly enjoyed sharing with his former teammates, their induction into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 . Besides spending time with his family and in worship, his greatest joy was watching the Toronto Blue Jays. He was able to watch a 1993 Championship World Series game in person in Toronto . Dan enjoyed walking several miles each day around his neighbourhood and looked forward to greeting friends and neighbours on his route . Dan is survived by loving wife, Dorothy (MacIntyre); sons, Reid (Eleanor), Halifax, Blaise (Deana Huntsbarger), Garden Hill, Ont., and Rachel MacKinnon ( Troy); grandchildren, David, Sarah Kate, Daniel, Chloe and Ella; brothers, Maurice 'Dick' and Eddie; sisters, Suzanne ' Suzie' Gray and Juanita Morykot; brother- in- law, David MacIntyre (Lois), Ipswich, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews . Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Billy and Sears, sister, Bessie, a sibling in infancy, sister-in-law, Anna Andrews and brother-in-law, Ewen MacIntrye . The family will receive visitors Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment to follow at Gabarus Lake Zion United Church Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church Benelovent Fund . Words of comfort may be forwarded to www.chantfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Š. .

12/18/2012 Whitney Pier
Campbell Daniel 'Nipper' Campbell CBP 20/12/2012
Daniel 'Nipper' Campbell

The family will receive visitors Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment to follow at Gabarus Lake Zion United Church Cemetery . Words of comfort may be forwarded to www.chantfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ... .



Camus Marie Camus (Cossette) CBP 12/01/2012
Marie Camus (Cossette)Born In: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 9th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Camus, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (An Cala Unit), on Monday January 9, 2012, after a long courageous battle with cancer.Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of Mrs. Lucie Anne (Poirier) Camus and the late Patrick Camus.Mom was very passionate in the art of traditional rug hooking. She enjoyed life with all her grandchildren and also spending time in Margaree with her close friends. Mary is survived by her loving children, Denise (Maurice), Paula (John), Wendy (Denis), Paul (Jolie), Marcel (Bonnie), and Vanessa (Jonathon); her 13 grandchildren, Amy, Ashley, Nathan, Amber, Katelyn, Michael, Cordell, Candice, Haylee, Ashley, Taylor, Shea Lynn, and Jonah; five great-grandchildren, Mariah, Caden, Sadie, Peyton and Jonathon. She is also survived by her five brothers, Joseph Arthur, Tommy, Roger, Daniel, and Gelas.“Mom, you will be dearly missed and always be in our hearts. We will love you forever.”Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday January 13, 2012 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Father Paul McGillivray in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in the Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care Unit or The Canadian Cancer Society.Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.God saw you getting tired,And a cure was not to be,So he put his arms around you andwhispered, Come to MeWith tearful eyes we watched youAnd saw you pass away,And although we loved you dearly,We could not make you stay.A golden heart stopped beating,Hard working hands at rest,God broke our hearts to prove to us,He only takes the best.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
1/9/2012 Cheticamp
Cantwell William 'Murray' Cantwell CBP 02/05/2012
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of William Murray Cantwell, April 30, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late Frank and Theresa (McGrath) Cantwell. Murray worked for eight years at the Toronto Mine in Bras d’Or. Following that, he owned a dairy farm, which he operated for 30 years, before retiring in 1973. He will be sadly missed by Frances, his wife of 57 years; sons, Glenn (Nancy), Boularderie, Kirk (Judy), Bras d’Or, Vaughn (Marie), Ingonish, and Craig (in infancy); daughters, Vicky (Craig) Martin, Cole Harbour, Lynn (Dave) Gillan, Burton, N.B., Sherry (David) Zipf, Des Moines, Iowa, and Kelly (Darrin Searancke), Halifax; 14 grandsons, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Edgar (Margaret), Bras d’Or; sisters, Greta Yelovich, Patronella Harper, Shirley (Charles) King, Ontario, Eileen MacPherson, Geraldine (Peter) Kleronomos, Halifax, and Phyllis (Dave) King, Sydney Mines; and sisters-in-law, Louise and Theresa. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph (in infancy), Earl, Russell, Percy, Warren, Keith and Don, sisters, Marguerite (in infancy), Ida and Francis, brothers-in-law, Leonard King, Lloyd Harper, Peter Yelovich and Harry MacPherson and sisters-in-law, Florence and Yvonne. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, on Thursday at 10.30 a.m. with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph parish cemetery, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
4/30/2012 Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
Carabin Debbie Carabin CBP 25/09/2012
Debbie Carabin

Born In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born: October 9th, 1964

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 21st, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden
passing of a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend. Debbie
Carabin, 47, of Glace Bay passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
Born Oct. 9, 1964, in Toronto, Debbie was the daughter of Malcolm
'Maxie' and the late Joan MacNeil of Iona.
Debbie graduated from Rankin Memorial High School, Iona. She obtained
her Dental Assistant Diploma at NSIT. It was through Debbie's love of
animals that she completed a dog grooming course in the spring of
1990 and never looked back. Through her hard work and devotion she
established a thriving business, "Debbie's Dog Grooming", where she
made many new friends. We the family would like to thank all of
Debbie's customers past and present, for their support and for
helping make the business such a success.
Debbie will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Lorne and their
three beautiful daughters, Sara, Abby and Olivia, for whom she would
move heaven and earth. Also surviving are her father, Malcolm
'Maxie'; brother, Billy, Highland Hill, Iona, and her sister, Susan
MacFarlane (husband, Jim) and nephew, Colin of Fort McMurray; father
and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Betty Carabin, Glace Bay; sister-in-law,
Linda (Terry) Best and their children, Andrew, Erin (Paul) and their
son, Sean. She will also be missed by her dear friends, Craig, Debbie
and Sandra, her many cats and her bulldog, Stella.
Debbie was predeceased by her mother, Joan MacNeil.
Visitation for Debbie will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
26, 2012, at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace
Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27,
2012, at St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee
officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church hall. Cremation
will take place with interment at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a
later date.
Donations in Debbie's memory may be made to the SPCA.
Online condolences to the Carabin family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
"Love you, that's all that matters."

9/21/2012 Toronto on Oct. 9, 1964
Carew David Carew CBP 17/07/2012
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving father, grandfather and friend, Dave Carew, 64, on July 14, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded with love by his best friend, Pauline. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late Dan and Edna (LeBlanc) Carew. Dave will be sadly missed by his loving friend, Pauline Aucoin and her mother, Martha Gillis, New Waterford; daughter, Rebalee (Jason) Parking, sons, Dave (Kim) and Darcy, all of Ontario; former spouse, Mary Carew, Ontario; best buddy and grandson, Dalton; granddaughter, Jayda; grandsons, Tristan and Logan; brothers, Pat, Campbell River, B.C., Ralph, Point Edward; sister, Betty Collier, Ross Ferry; Pauline’s children, Robert (Patricia) Aucoin, Denise (Brian) McLeod, Kimberly (Jason) Hennessey, Eric Aucoin; and six beautiful grandchildren, Ryan, Burke, Dominic, Maria, Katelyn and Abbey. Besides his parents, Dave was predeceased by his brother, John. As per Dave’s wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A luncheon for family and friends to celebrate Dave’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83, 610 Bras d’Or Rd., Florence on Thursday, July 19 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the An Cala palliative care unit or the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
7/14/2012 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Carmichael George Daniel Carmichael CBP 16/10/2012
George Carmichael

Born In: Munro's Point, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Yankee Line, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2012

George Daniel Carmichael, age 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at home on the Yankee Line. Born on Munro's Point, St. Ann's, Victoria Co., he was the son of Hector and Euphemia Carmichael. George is survived by his wife, Emily; daughter, Joany and son-in-law, Richard; one brother, Hector (Jean); sister-in-law, Nancy Carmichael and an adopted daughter, Namoi MacDonald. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Campbell. He will be sadly missed by his many treasured nieces and nephews and especially by his two favourite grand-nephews, Jack and Duncan. A small family wake took place at home on Saturday evening. Cremation has taken place. Committal service will take place Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Goose Cove Cemetery, Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Donations in George's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victoria County Palliative Care, VON, Victoria County Home Support Services Society or the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Special thanks to Dr. Ritter, Dr. Chow, Mary MacLeod, R.N. (palliative care) and all the personal care workers and nurses, who helped with George's care. "God bless you all".

10/13/2012 Munro's Point, St. Ann's
Carmichael George Carmichael CBP 17/10/2012
George Carmichael

Born In: Munro's Point, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Yankee Line, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2012

George Daniel Carmichael, age 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at home on the Yankee Line. Born on Munro's Point, St. Ann's, Victoria Co., he was the son of Hector and Euphemia Carmichael. George is survived by his wife, Emily; daughter, Joany and son-in-law, Richard; one brother, Hector (Jean); sister-in-law, Nancy Carmichael and an adopted daughter, Namoi MacDonald. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Campbell. He will be sadly missed by his many treasured nieces and nephews and especially by his two favourite grand-nephews, Jack and Duncan. A small family wake took place at home on Saturday evening. Cremation has taken place. Committal service will take place Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Goose Cove Cemetery, Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Donations in George's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victoria County Palliative Care, VON, Victoria County Home Support Services Society or the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Special thanks to Dr. Ritter, Dr. Chow, Mary MacLeod, R.N. (palliative care) and all the personal care workers and nurses, who helped with George's care. "God bless you all".

10/13/2012 Munro's Point, St. Ann's
Carmichael Eunice 'Louise' Carmichael CBP 01/11/2012
Eunice 'Louise' Carmichael

Born In: Taber, Alberta, Canada

Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 29th, 2012

Louise Carmichael, age 83 passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.
Born in Taber, Alta., she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Wilson) LeLoup . Before moving to the manor, Louise was a resident of David Street, River Ryan. She was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Louise enjoyed playing cards and doing paper toile; she will be remembered as a loving and compassionate wife and mother . Louise is survived by her husband, Norman Carmichael; two sons, Norman (Lauralee), Kenneth (Mary Anne), both in Halifax; one brother, Gordon, New Waterford; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren . Louise was predeceased by a daughter in infancy; two brothers, John and Wilson and a sister, Mary . No visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church followed by a reception in Calvin Hall . As an expression of sympathy for Louise, 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

10/29/2012 Taber, Alberta
Carrigan Barbara Ann Carrigan CBP 16/08/2012
Barbara Ann Carrigan

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Lingan, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 14th, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of
Barbara Ann Carrigan, 64, of Lingan, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at
the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Michael 'Buck'
and Mary (White) Kelly.
Barbara was a member of the former St. Joseph Church, Lingan,
currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard.
She graduated from St. FX and went on to teach math at St. Michael's
and Glace Bay high schools for 35 years.
Barbara was an avid sports fan who could always be seen at various
sporting events such as hockey, baseball and more recently, rugby.
During her teaching career, she wouldn't miss a Glace Bay Panthers
high school hockey game. She was also involved with coaching the high
school girls hockey team, bowling teams and Reach for the Top.
Barbara was a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan who dedicated a room in
her home to the team. She was at most peace in her own yard and was
known to decorate her home for every occasion. Barbara kept active
and loved skating, bowling and rollerblading. She also loved swimming
and for the last seven years, five days per week, she would get
together to swim with her sister-in-law, Bev, and other friends.
Barbara touched the lives of those who knew her. She will be missed
by all.
Surviving are daughter, Anne Carrigan, Lingan; son, Michael (Leanna)
Carrigan, Sydney, and their daughter, Elizabeth, Barbara's first and
only grandchild whom she adored; sister, Mary 'Bunny' Kelly,
Dartmouth; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, William
'Billy' Carrigan and a sister, Linda O'Connell and one sister in
infancy.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral
mass of celebration will take place Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in
the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr.
Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery,
Lingan, with a luncheon to follow in Lingan Hall.
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.

8/14/2012 New Waterford
Carroll Eileen (Gouthro) Carroll CBP 11/04/2012
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved Eileen, the eternal optimist, who passed away April 6, 2012, at home in Victoria surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her parents Louise and Edward, sister Beverly, brother Brian and nephew Scott. Eileen is survived by her daughters Nicole, Kim (Alan); son Shawn, grandchildren Mackenzie, Amanda; great-grandchildren Christopher, Ethan, Avery; many nieces and nephews, sisters, Carole, Joan, Gloria; brothers Ron, Lawrence; and dear friends Paul, Lorne, Everett. Condolences Joan & David Gilbert on April 13th, 2012
4/6/2012
Carson Terrance Carson CBP 15/09/2012
Terrance Carson

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 14th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the
passing of Terry Carson on Friday, Sept. 14,
2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Henry and Louise (Snow) Carson.
Terry was employed as an auto mechanic working
for many service stations over the years. He
enjoyed working around cars and trucks in his
leisure time. He was very quiet and determined
person, when a task needed to be done, he made
sure it was completed. Terry will be sadly missed
by all who knew him.
He is survived by his siblings, Jerry (Brenda)
Carson, Nancy Carson, and Norma Carson, (Brian
MacPherson); special nephew, Shawn Carson, who
was like a son; niece and nephews, Kim (Tommy),
Joe (Laurie), Jason (Jocelyn); grand nieces and
nephews, Kaylee, Cody, Taylor, Justin, Josh,
Jesse, Jailyn, Ryder and Julie; as well as
several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 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 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in
the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Sheldon Chant
officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction ofŠ

9/14/2012 Sydney
Cartwright Marjorie E. Cartwright CBP 28/09/2012
Marjorie E. Cartwright

Born In: Morrisville, Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed in: Georges River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 26th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Marjorie Elizabeth Cartwright, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and aunt on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Morrisville, Bay d'Espoir, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Olive (Kendall) Rose.
Married to Edward 'Ted' Cartwright in 1960 they made their home and raised their four daughters in Georges River. Marjorie began her cooking career at the Northside Community Guest Home in 1976. Her passion for cooking was inspired by the love she had for the residents she served until 2001. Marjorie was a cancer survivor of 35
years and led an active and happy life. She enjoyed her strawberry farm, cross-stitch and sewing for family and friends, travel to parts of Canada, Europe, and USA, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Georges River Fire Department and also a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Above all she cherished time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Edward Cartwright; her children, Carolyn (Stephen) Finney, Tantallon, Lois (Paul) Sampson, Halifax,
Jane Howie, Tantallon, and Connie, (James) Day, Digby; her grandchildren, Lindsay, Vanessa, Jordan, Ethan and Sarah. Also surviving is her sister, Donna (Richard) Wilmott, Milton, Ont.; and brother, Don Rose, New Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her brother Roy Rose
and sister Ivy Rose. Visitation for Marjorie will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service
will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the Georges River Fire Hall. Marjorie was a gentle, kind, compassionate and loving soul, in lieu of flowers or donations please perform a random act of kindness. "Here I Am Lord"
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For everytime you think of me,
I'll be right there in your heart.
When rocks and hills divide us,
And you no more I see,
Just step before a mirror,
And kiss yourself for me.
~ Author unknown
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

9/26/2012 Morrisville, Bay d'Espoir, Nfld
Casagrande Francis Casagrande CBP 11/01/2012
Francis CasagrandePassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 3rd, 2012 Francis Casagrande passed away January 3, 2012 at home. Born June 3, 1958 he was a son of the late Joseph and Rita (MacGuire) Casagrande. Francis worked with his father at their family business NU Built Upholstery until 2007.Francis was the last surviving member of his immediate family.A funeral service will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Duane Devereaux officiating. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
1/3/2012 June 3, 1958
Casey Lynda Casey CBP 18/02/2012
Lynda CaseyBorn In: Montréal, Quebec, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 16th, 2012It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynda Casey on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with her family by her side.Born in Montreal, Quebec she was the daughter of the late Joseph Caviola and Concetta Crisafi.Lynda is survived by her loving husband, Terry Casey; her daughter, Kathleen Casey, New Brunswick; her two sisters, Lise (Claude) Thivierge, Quebec, Francine Davignon, Quebec; as well as nephews and nieces.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Gilles Davignon.Cremation has taken place. Family are receiving visitors for Lynda, on Monday, February 20, 2012 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 7-9 p.m.There will be no funeral service as requested by the family.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Fund.Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
2/16/2012 Montréal, Quebec
Casey Catherine 'Kaye' (MacSween) Casey CBP 02/04/2012
On April 1, 2012, Kaye passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Stasia (MacNeil) MacSween and the late Daniel MacSween. Kaye was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Kaye was an employee of the Cape Breton Post at the time of her illness. She was a faithful member of the Parish of St. Leonard. Kaye had a charismatic personality and had the gift of talk. She loved a good laugh and could always be counted on for a great story. She generously shared her love and her faith with everyone she met. She was a trusted friend, a good listener and was an inspiration to so many around her. Kaye always had faith, determination and courage, and these certainly helped her as she battled cancer during the last couple of years. During that time, she accomplished so many goals, including seeing her children graduate, travelling far and wide with friends and participating in relays and fundraisers such as the Scotia Bank 10-km Marathon, the Cape Breton Fiddler’s Run and the Johnny Miles Run. Kaye refused to let cancer control her life. She encouraged and inspired so many others who are battling serious illness. She is survived by her husband, Pat; children, Anthony, Vancouver, Matthew, Sydney, Kiely, at home; sisters, Florence, Aloyse, Mary, Donna (John) and Danelle; many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends in Canada, Ireland and the USA. She was predeceased by a sister in infancy. We celebrate Kaye’s life in the same way she lived it — with tremendous faith, prayerful support, great stories and another cup of tea. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Ray Huntley, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, River Ryan. All family and friends are invited to a luncheon in the KOC Hall immediately following the interment. As an expression of gratitude for the gift of Kaye, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Regional Cancer Centre Patient Comfort Fund c/o Tommy MacNeil or the VON. Online Condolences can be expressed through the funeral home at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. ~ Jesus, I trust in You ~ ~ What Cancer Cannot Do - It Cannot Silence Courage ~
4/1/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Casswell George Casswell CBP 03/01/2012
George CasswellBorn In: Weymouth, United KingdomPassed in: Westmount, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: December 31st, 2011 It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, George Casswell on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at home.Dad, the eldest son of the late George and Rose (Wallis) Casswell, immigrated to Canada with his family of seven siblings from Weymouth, England, settling in Victoria, B.C.He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940. A 27-year naval career saw Dad serving in the Battle of the Atlantic from 1940-45 followed by action during the Korean War. He survived the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan during enemy action on April 29, 1944. Prior to his retirement from the RCN, he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class and his final posting was Base Chief at HMCS Cornwallis, where he was instrumental in the training of many new sailors.Upon retirement from the RCN, he brought his family “home” to Westmount. He retired from civilian life after many years with the North Sydney Post Office. Though on dry land, his heart was always at sea. It was a proud moment for Dad when he was recognized by the captain and crew of the Halifax based warship HMCS Athabaskan (3rd) as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy in 2010. He was visited at his home and presented with a commemorative book. He also received a letter of recognition for his service during the Korean Conflict from the President of the Republic of Korea in June 2010.Dad is survived by his daughters, Susan (Dean) Knowles and grandson, Matthew, Bedford, N.S., Charn (Robert) Cydear, Santa Rosa, Calif.; sons, John (Cathy), Miramichi, N.B., Phillip (Mary) and grandsons, Adam and Ryan, Ottawa, Ont.He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Moulins) in 1996.Honouring Dad’s wishes, there will not be any visitation. A funeral mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Holy Rosary Church with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial is to take place in parish cemetery.Donations in memory may be made to the Poppy Fund or a charity of one’s choice.The family would like to offer a very special thank you to his caregivers, God’s angels as they were called by Dad, Bonnie Clark, Sharon Cooke, Fern Jennings-Cobb and Lorraine Barry. They made it possible for Dad to have his “wish” to remain in his home. He received the best of care and this brought comfort to those of us who couldn’t be there. Also, we would like to acknowledge the professional care given by the County Homemakers Society and the VON. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Peter Jackson for looking after Dad and especially his home visits which were very much appreciated by Dad and his children.Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” — Helen Keller
12/31/2011 Weymouth, United Kingdom
Cavanaugh Patricia Margaret (Harris) Cavanaugh CBP 08/12/2012
Patricia (Harris) Cavanaugh

Born In: North Sydney
Born: September 5th, 1946

Passed on: December 5th, 2012

It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts that we, the family of Patricia Cavanaugh, announce her sudden passing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the QEII, Halifax . Born in North Sydney on Sept. 5, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Tina (MacDonald) Harris. She was a member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence . She will be forever missed by her loving husband of 46 years, Clifford, of whom she was inseparable. Everything you could want and ask for, she was a loving mom to daughters, Patsy (Jeff) Young, Sydney Mines and Carole Ann (Chris) Shaw, Alberta and son, Clifford Jr., Sydney Mines. She was blessed with the lights of her life, grandchildren, Tiffany (Jeff Beaton) and Brehanna Young, Emily Ryan, Jeremy, Harmony, Falena and Teegan Shaw. She is also survived by her great-granddaughter, Emma Jade Young, who was a source of great pride and happiness to her. Also left to mourn are her sisters, Tina (Frank) Sacco, and Sarah Musgrave; brothers, Bert (Debbie) Harris, Lloyd (Dolores) Harris, Kenny (Tina Googoo) Harris; sisters-in-law, Millie (Alex) Hillier and Wanda (Vic) Hollywood; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Camillus) Cavanaugh and Eric Carey, and many loved and treasured nieces and nephews. She will be forever missed by sister-in-law and best friend, Marie Harris . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Darryl, at nine months; brother, Charles Harris; brother, Russell MacDonald; brother-in-law, Fred Musgrave and nephews, Brian Harris and Russell MacDonald Jr . There will be no visitation by request. A celebration of her life will take place Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Florence Legion, following the service . Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com . Come to Me
God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be . So he put his arms around you, And whispered "Come to Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away . Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay . A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest . God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best .

12/5/2012 North Sydney on Sep. 5, 1946
Cerar Sister Maria Goretti Cerar CBP 05/03/2012
Sister Maria Goretti CerarBorn In: Ljubljana, SloveniaPassed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 3rd, 2012Sister Maria Goretti Cerar, 89, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the motherhouse of the Congregation, on Saturday, March 3, 2012. She was in the 51st year of her religious life.Born in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, she was the eldest of 13 children of the late Franc and Maria (Potocnik) Cerar.Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on Feb. 15, 1959, pronounced her first vows on Feb. 15, 1961, and her perpetual profession of vows on Aug. 15, 1966. After her profession of vows, Sister assisted in homemaking services at St. Charles Convent, Dominion, Bethany and St. Martha’s Convent on St. Francis Xavier University Campus in Antigonish. For 29 years she served as sacristan at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough, Ont.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two siblings in infancy, sisters, Ann Besko and Darinka, brothers, Bozidar, Frank and John.Sister Maria Goretti is survived by sisters Antonia Khan, Dr. Gloria Bratina, Florence Petrovcic and brothers, Charles and Miro.The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Monday, March 5, at 1:15 p.m. A Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel.Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.Online condolences www.clcurry.com.
3/3/2012 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Chant Kimberley Laine Chant CBP 10/02/2012
Kimberley Laine Chant Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 7th, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Kimberley Chant, announce her passing on Feb. 7, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.For several years Kim was employed with the Hudson Bay Company and recently became a teachers assistant with the Cape Breton Victoria-Regional School Board.Kim enjoyed her trips to Florida and the Daytona Raceway.Kim was also a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church and played with the church choir and the Second Wind Orchestra.Kim was the daughter of Lillian (Bray) MacInnis and the late Norman MacInnis.Kim is survived by daughter, Cheyenne, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends and her buddy Lindy (the dog).Visitation for the late Kim Chant will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ricthie Robinson officiating. Burial to take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to palliative care or Cancer Care Patient Fund.Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
2/7/2012
Chant Thelma Chant CBP 27/03/2012
Thelma ChantBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 25th, 2012With great sadness and heavy hearts we, the family of Thelma Chant, regret to announce her passing on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Amelia (Milbourne) Leyte.Thelma worked many years in Ontario and made countless good friends while there. She moved back home to Cape Breton in 1986.Thelma was a loving wife and mother. She will be very sadly missed. Her smile and sense of humour will live with her family forever. She taught us what being beautiful truly meant.Thelma is survived by her husband, Edwin; son, Roland; daughters, Olive Chant (Frank Cabot), Mary Ann Chant; grandchildren, Yvonne (Matt) Rimmer, Christine (Matt), Norma, Mathew, Lance, Holly, Garret, Carol, Mary Louise, Ashley, Plansue, Breanne, Sommer, David and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Brooklyn, Bryan, Katherine and Keira. She is also survived by sisters, Roberta Gale, Wileena Moore and brothers, Gordon (Elaine) Leyte, Reginald (Elizabeth) Leyte, and Rollie (Marguerite) Leyte. Thelma is also survived by Rosemary Powers, who held a special place in her heart.Besides her parents, Thelma was predeceased by her granddaughter, Brittany.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, at St. Matthew Wesley Church, 2 Peppet St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. There will be a reception following the service at the church hall.Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
3/25/2012 North Sydney
Chiasson Sister Antoinette Chiasson CBP 28/05/2012
Sister Antoinette Chiasson (formerly Rose Cecilia), 83, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, motherhouse, on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was in the 63rd-year of her religious life. Born in Margaree Forks, N.S., Sr. Antoinette was one of 16 children of the late Moses and Mary (Doucette) Chiasson. Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in August, 1947, pronounced her first vows two years later in 1949, and her perpetual profession of vows in August, 1952. Sr. Antoinette taught school in Eskasoni, Margaree, Ingonish, East Bay and Dingwall. She received a teaching diploma from the Provincial Normal College, Truro, a BA in French from the University of Moncton, N.B., and a Masters Degree in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. Sister spent a sabbatical year of study in Jerusalem. Over the years she also ministered in household management, Ottawa, Ont., catechetics, Trenton, N.S., as a spiritual director, Bethany Center, community leader, Martha Centre, Lethbridge, Alta., librarian, St. Martha’s Hospital, and assistant in the archives, heritage and library at the Motherhouse. In 1986, Sr. Antoinette was one of the pioneer sisters who began ministry in St. Kitts, West Indies. Besides her parents, Sister Antionette was predeceased by sisters, Bertha Lacroix, Margaret Connors, Rita Chiasson and Regina Doucet and brothers, Alcide, Ephrem, Gabrial, Gerard, Isidore and Leo. She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Lunny, Pauline MacKinnon, Yvonne Levert, and brothers, Emile and Lawrence. The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Monday, May 28, at 1:15 p.m. A Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, May 29, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home of Antigonish. Condolences Condolence for Sister Rose Cecilia Marie Chisholm-Pearson on May 28th, 2012
5/26/2012 Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chiasson Sr. Anne-Marie J. Chiasson, f.j. CBP 18/08/2012
Sr. Anne-Marie Chiasson, f.j.

Born In: Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada

Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: August 15th, 2012

Sister Anne-Marie Jeanne Chiasson, 96, in
religion, Sr. Patrice Maria, f.j., passed away on
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at the Dr. Georges-L.
Dumont University Hospital Centre. She was in the
72nd year of her religious profession.
Born in Rogersville, N.B., she was the daughter
of the late Médric Chiasson, of Margaree, N.S.
and of the late Marie-Hélène Doucet of
Petit-Rocher, N.B.
Besides her religious family, she is survived by
one sister, Evangéline Strootman of Maryland,
U.S.A.; three brothers, Antonio of Michigan,
U.S.A., Albert of Edmundston, N.B. and Guy of
Montreal; several nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by four sisters and five brothers.
Sister Anne-Marie spent her active life first as
a teacher from 1941 to 1963 in Chéticamp then at
Dalhousie, N.B., Saulnierville, N.S., and
Rogersville, N.B. In 1964, she was elected as
General Councillor in France, then from 1970 to
1980, she served as Superior General of the
Congregation of Les Filles de Jésus. After her
return to Canada, and a time of sabbatical, she
worked as community Superior or Director of
Senior residences in Sydney, N.S., Moncton, Nash
Creek and Grande-Anse, N.B. In 1993, she retired
at our Provincial House in Moncton, but continued
to serve as spiritual director to sisters and lay
people. In 2001, because of health problems, she
had to move to the infirmary of the
vice-provincial house. In 2010, she was
transferred with her sisters to Monarch Hall in
Riverview. On Sunday, August 12, she was admitted
to the Georges-Dumont Hospital where she passed
away on Wednesday, Aug.15, 2012.
Her remains will be resting at Frenette's Funeral
Home, 88 Church St., Moncton (858-1900). Visiting
hours on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 6-9 p.m. with a
time of prayer at 7 p.m., then transferred on
Monday, Aug. 20 for 9 a.m. at the Pavillon of the
Maison-mère des Religieuses
Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur, 125 King St., Moncton
(Godfrey Lane entrance) followed by the funeral
mass in their chapel at 10 a.m. Interment in Our
Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe.

8/15/2012 Rogersville, New Brunswick
Chiasson Frederick John Chiasson CBP 25/08/2012
Frederick Chiasson

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: July 24th, 1950

Passed in: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 9th, 2012

On Aug. 9, 2012, we were all saddened to say good-bye to "Fred". His
perseverance and courageous battle with numerous health issues had
finally ended.
He was born on July 24, 1950, in Sydney to the late Willie John and
Cecile Chiasson.
Fred was predeceased by his parents; infant sister, Linda and
father-in-law, Robert Dew.
He is survived by the love of his life, Judy; son, Robert and
daughter, Raven. He is also survived by brothers, Clarence (Sheila),
Tom (Brenda) and sisters, Elaine (Leonard), Charlotte-Anne (Bruno);
mother-in-law, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Cindy, Margaret-Ann (Carl)
and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the
Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.
The family would like to acknowledge the special kindness shown by
life-long friend Mr. David MacQuarrie.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 2 p.m.
at First Memorial, Fraser Heights Chapel, Surrey, B.C.
"Until we meet again. We Love You".

8/9/2012 Sydney on Jul. 24, 1950
Chiasson Armie Chiasson CBP 06/11/2012
Armie Chiasson

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: January 3rd, 1915

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: November 4th, 2012

Armie Chiasson, a former resident of King Street, New Waterford, passed peacefully at 97 years of age, at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 . Armie was born in New Waterford on Jan. 3, 1915, to the late J.J. Chiasson and Elizabeth (Deveaux) Chiasson . He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Leona (Cormier) Chiasson; his children, Lester (Eunice) Chiasson, South Bar, Elaine (Bob) Tupper, Edmonton, Adele (Wayne) Johnston, Saint John, Marcel (Anne) Chiasson, Ottawa; his sisters, Adelaide (Warren-deceased) Friedrich, Velma (Jean-Pierre-deceased) Perisse, Elmire (Ronnie) Dingwall; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren . Armie was predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Lorelle and her husband, Jim MacLean, brothers, Rene (Margaret-deceased), Elias (Mary-deceased) and Bertie, sisters, Clara (Hubert-deceased) Shomph, Lena (Hugh-deceased) Ballantyne, Corrine (Joe-deceased) LeBlanc, grandchildren, Christina Chiasson and Jared Johnston and great-grandchildren, Eric MacLean and Reese Chiasson . Armie worked in New Waterford area coal mines for 25 years, finishing as safety inspector of several mines in 1959. Subsequently, he worked as an accountant in Pasadena, Calif., as comptroller for the New Waterford hospital, and as an auditor and district manager for Customs and Excise Canada in Amherst, N.S., and Moncton, N.B . After retirement Armie and Leona spent over 20 winters in Clearwater, Fla., as well as enjoying summers on the Mira in Cape Breton, Jackson's Point in Amherst, N.S. and in Shediac, N.B . Armie taught by example, giving his family all he had in his work and in showing genuine interest in their lives to ensure their stability and success. He was happiest when he could assist his family in construction projects, showing enthusiasm and energy that most often surpassed that of those being assisted. He was an accomplished musician, playing the Hawaiian guitar and mandolin at countless family celebrations and at small concerts in Moncton, Cape Breton and Florida over the years. It was through music Armie met Leona, playing at a kitchen party in Grand Etang, Cape Breton in 1935 . Armie completed his early education at St. Anne's College at Church Point, N.S. Through later study he earned designations as a mine manager and inspector. Armie spent several years teaching mathematics at New Waterford's Night School to assist fellow miners and their families to get ahead in life. He was awarded his professional designation as a registered industrial accountant (RIA -CMA) in 1960-61 . Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery. All are welcome to join the family for a reception in St. Leonard's hall on Convent Street . As an expression of sympathy for Armie, 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 . The Chiasson family would like to make a special mention of the caring team at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney for the excellent support they have shown for Armie, Leona and family .

11/4/2012 New Waterford on Jan. 3, 1915
Chiasson Paul Alphonse Chiasson CBP 21/11/2012
Paul Chiasson

Born In: Margaree Forks

Passed on: November 17th, 2012

The family of Paul Alphonse Chiasson, 66, is saddened to announce his death which occurred on Saturday, 17 November 2012 at St Martha's Hospital, Antigonish . Born in Margaree Forks, Cape Breton, Paul was the first son of the late Joseph U. & Rita Chiasson . Paul was a teacher and mentor both in and out of the classroom. He graduated from St FX with a BA/BEd in 1967. He dedicated his working life to teaching in Nova Scotia and left a profound impression on his students and colleagues. His passion for learning continued after his retirement with eight years of teaching English at Xi'an International Cooperation College in central China and the receipt of his Masters in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle, Australia in July of this year . Paul was also a devoted father, husband, brother, and friend and was most
content when engaged in conversation, reveling in nature, or enjoying a good meal. He was as good a listener as speaker; thoughtful, wise, and deeply caring . Paul was predeceased by his wife and best friend, Beth Wright. He is survived by the light of his life, his son, Eli (Amanda), Halifax and dedicated siblings Aurelia, Antigonish; Bernadette, Sydney; Leonel (Janice), Maryvale; Theodore (Lorna), Margaree Forks; Lucille White (Terry), Halifax; Denise LeBlanc (Leo) East Margaree; Simone Carmichael (Paul) Baddeck; and Cecile, Antigonish . Visitation will be held on Friday, 23 November from 2:00-4:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM at the Cranton Crossroads Community Centre, 206 Cranton Crossroads, Margaree Center. A celebration of Paul's life will take place on Saturday, 24 November at 11:30AM with Pastor Peter Ramsay officiating. Burial will take place at St Michael's Cemetery, East Margaree. A reception will take place immediately following at the Cranton Crossroads Community Centre . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library, 7972 Cabot Trail, General Delivery, Margaree Forks, NS, B0E 2A0. Phone/fax: (902) 248-2821 . Condolences can be directed to .

11/17/2012 Margaree Forks
Chiasson Raymond Chiasson CBP 28/11/2012
Raymond Chiasson

Passed on: November 26th, 2012

Raymond Chiasson, 72, Margaree Forks, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 . Born in 1940, Raymond was the son of the late Vincent and Julia Chiasson . Surviving are his brothers, Clifford (Nancy), Middleborough, Mass., Hubert (Helena), Belle Cote; sisters, Rita O'Keefe, Margaree Forks, Ethel (Antoine) Gallant, Belle Cote, Dorothy (Bob) MacLean, Belle River, Ont., Millie (Dale) Hatt, Port Hastings . He was predeceased by brothers, Louie and Joe and sister, Josephine . Raymond also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends who thought very highly of him. How many people have said "Everybody Loves Raymond" . Visitation for Raymond will be at St. Michael's Hall, Margaree, Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 2-9 p.m., with vigil service at 8 p.m. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at St. Micheal's Church with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Cremation will follow with a private burial at a later date . Donations in memory of Raymond may be made to charity of your choice. By request, family flowers only please . Funeral directions are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley .

11/26/2012
Chisholm Alexander Chisholm CBP 07/04/2012
It is with sad hearts that we announce the death of our beloved brother and uncle, Alexander Lawrence Chisholm of Auld’s Cove. He passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Lawrence was born in Inverness, N.S. on Sept. 11, 1925, the third son of the late Daniel and Florence (MacLellan) Chisholm. A veteran of the Second World War, he served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 2nd Division and was wounded in action while fighting on the front. When the war ended he got his discharge to Ontario, where he worked in the nickel mines of Sudbury. Then he returned to Pictou, N.S., where his parents and other family members lived. In 1949, he moved with them to Auld’s Cove. He began working in the construction industry with a company in New Glasgow, building and renovating homes. As the demand for homes in the Strait area increased, he began building on his own, constructing several in his community, including his own home. A self-taught guitar player, Lawrence loved music, especially country. He was an avid fan of Hank Snow. He loved baseball and the New York Yankees. He was a very easy going, caring man with a great sense of humour. A devout Catholic, he was a faithful member of the Saint Lawrence parish, Mulgrave. He enjoyed televised daily mass from Toronto each day. He was a 50 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Mulgrave. He is survived by one brother, Earl (Elsie) and three sisters, Margaret MacEachern, Chrissie (Joe) Wood and Florence Brennan; 30 nieces and nephews and two godchildren, Dan Chisholm and Charlotte (Wood) Butt. Lawrence was predeceased by three brothers, John, Andrew and William; a sister, Catherine ‘Kaye’ MacDonald; two sisters-in-law, Jean Chisholm and Betty Chisholm and three brothers-in-law, Joseph MacEachern, Leo MacDonald and George Brennan. Visitation will be Monday, April 9 from 2-9 p.m. in Mulgrave Area Resting Place with funeral mass in Saint Lawrence Church, Mulgrave on Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Allan MacPhee officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed by visiting www.greensfuneralhome.ca. “You are in Heaven with God above, but, you’ll always be here in our hearts with love.”
4/2/2012 Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: September 11th, 1925
Chisholm Christine Patterson (MacLeod) Chisholm CBP 19/06/2012
Christine Chisholm, 94, formerly of No. 11 and MacLeod’s Road, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, with her loving husband of 60 years, Bill by her side. Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late Lauchlin and Elizabeth Kirkby (Gilholm) MacLeod. Chris was the last surviving member of her family. In her younger years, Chris dabbled in carpentry and painting and she also loved to read, do crosswords and play card games on her computer and she really enjoyed her shopping trips with her girls. Mom loved being a grandmother and a great-grandmother. Chris will be sadly missed by her devoted husband, Bill, with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in December; and by her daughters, Elizabeth, Saint John, N.B., Jacqueline (Paul Daniels), Cold Lake, Alta., and Grace (Tom LeCreux), Pictou County. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Christine and Phillip (Alina) Daniels and Miranda (Mike) and Sarah LeCreux and her great-grandchildren, Ty, Brydon, Grace Ann and special nieces and nephews, especially the Cape Breton crew. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Donald, Melvin, John ‘Jack,’ Bill, Raymond, Art and sisters, Anna, and Dorothy ‘Toots, and special nephew, Bobby. Visitation for Chris will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Following the visitation, cremation will take place. Funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church at 11 a.m., Thursday with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating and following the reception, interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
6/17/2012 Donkin, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chislett Vivian M. Chislett CBP 04/05/2012
In acknowledgment of a wonderful full life it is with deep sadness that we, Vivian’s family, announce the death of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Vivian passed away surrounded by her devoted family on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. For many years she and her husband owned and operated the Sand’s Restaurant in Ashby where she was fondly known as ‘Ma’. She will be sadly missed by daughter, Patricia and son-in law, Wayne Chiasson, with whom she lived in Howie Centre; granddaughter, Donna (Scott) Gordon; great-granddaughter, Samantha, Ontario. Vivian was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Sgt. Jack’ Chislett. There will be no visitation as request of the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date, where she will be buried next to her husband Jack in Trenton, N.S. Thank you to the staff of Cape Breton Regional 4D and a special thank you to Palliative Care especially Ann Marie Chiasson and Dr. N.K. Puppala. Donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Fund. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
5/2/2012
Christmas Serissa Christmas CBP 16/06/2012
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our precious angel, Serissa Anne. Loving daughter of Leigha Christmas and Brent Kabatay. Leaving to mourn are her siblings, Samara, Atticus, Aiden, Alex, Mythias and Scarlett of Membertou. Her parental grandmother, Cecelia Kabatay; maternal grandparents Frances ‘ Puddy’ and George Christmas. A large number of aunts, uncles and cousins also her godfather, Cory Christmas; godmothers, Luanne Dennis and Tia Julian. Serissa was predeceased by her grandfather, Edwin ‘Bud’ Kabatay; great-grandmother, Georgina Julian; great paternal grandparents, Theresa and Edward Notejin John Kabatay; great maternal grandparents, Raymond and Mali Plsit Christmas. Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 17 at 14 Veteran’s Ave., Membertou. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 18 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating, interment at Membertou Memorial Gardens.
6/13/2012 Born Jan. 30, 2012
Churchill John 'Dippy Dog' Churchill CBP 19/05/2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John ‘Dippy Dog’ Churchill, 75, of New Waterford. John passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 17, 2012 surrounded by his loved ones. Born and raised on Roaches Road in New Waterford, John was the son of the late John and Annabelle (MacLean) Churchill. He was a coal miner for 41 years and he worked in 16, 18, 12 and Lingan collieries. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. John will be sadly missed by his loving wife Anne Marie (AuCoin) Churchill; children Paula (Mike) Glendon, Stephen (Carol), Ronnie (Suzanne), Russell (Kathie) and special son John Myles (Theresa), all of Ontario, Tony (Maureen), New Brunswick, Debbie (Bernie) White and Danny (Darlene), both of New Waterford; stepson John Daniel (Melissa) AuCoin, Ontario; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers Alex (Colette), New Waterford, Russell (Ann), West Virginia and sister-in-law Lucille (Joe) Brewer, Ontario. John will also be sadly missed by his close friends Peter Hogan, David McIsaac and Myles Gardiner whom he thought of as his own sons. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his daughter Carmella; brothers Danny, Winston, Robert; sister Annabelle and his first wife Virginia (Poirier) Churchill. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St. New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Ray Huntley is Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard's Church, followed by a reception at the K.O.C. hall Plummer Ave. New Waterford. Cremation will take place, with burial at a later date. As an expression of sympathy for John, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or the VON. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
5/17/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clare Mary 'Cathy' Clare CBP 18/05/2012
Mary Catherine ‘Cathy’ Clare of Halifax, passed away peacefully May 17, 2012 on her 73rd birthday, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Halifax Infirmary) as a result of a stroke. Survived by her husband of almost 48 years, David Clare and three sons, Patrick (Debbie) of Halifax, Bryan of Halton Hills, Ont. and Terry (Brenda) of Elmira, Ont. Predeceased by her parents, Beresford and Maxine (Wilson) Nichols of Sydney and her younger brother, David B. Nichols. Remembered by nephews and niece, Andrew, Graham and Leslie Nichols. She attended Argyle and Central School and was a graduate of Sydney Academy, Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto, Cathy was a librarian through much of the 1960s until she chose to stay at home to raise her family. She enjoyed creative arts and traveling. Cathy will be remembered for her love of animals, her humour and her drive to enjoy life often saying: “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” The family will receive visitors at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax Saturday, May 19, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.
5/17/2012
Clark Wayne Clark CBP 17/01/2012
Wayne ClarkBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 15th, 2012 It is with deep sorrow that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Wayne Clark at home on Jan. 15, 2012.Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late David and Helen (Hatcher) Clark.Wayne worked for over 30 years at Marine Atlantic in the port office.He is survived by his daughter, Tracey (Clarence Dove), North Sydney; son, Terry (Patricia), Sydney; grandchildren, Nicole, Zackery, Jakob and Lukas; and longtime companion and friend, Sheila Collins.There will be no visitation or funeral service by request of the family.You will be sadly missed but never forgotten. We will always love you Poppy Wayne. XOXOOnline condolences may be made on our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
1/15/2012
Clark Nina Clark CBP 19/01/2012
Nina ClarkBorn In: Gander, Newfoundland, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 15th, 2012 Nina Melinda Clark, 93, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.Born in Gander Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Emmeline (Coish) Bath.Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (Hammie) MacInnis, Sydney, Barbara (Bill) Ward, Lower Sackville, Ann (Ross) Purse and Lynn (Larry) Jacobson, Regina, Sask.; sister, Elsie Tulk, Carmenville, Nfld.; grandchildren, Janice, Kelly and Scott MacInnis, David (Colleen) and Jason Ward; Byron (Gudrun), Graham (Jae) and Jill Purse; Mark and Nikki Jacobson; great-grandchildren, Ella and Anna Ward and Sydney Purse.Nina was predeceased by her brothers, Reg Bath, Leslie Gillingham and Wesley Bath.There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Newfoundland at a later date.Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/15/2012 Gander, NFLD
Clark Cavell Clark CBP 01/12/2012
Cavell Clark

Born In: North Sydney

Passed on: November 30th, 2012

With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Cavell Clark, a resident of North Sydney, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 . Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Bertha Collins . Cavell was a member of St. John The Baptist Church, North Sydney and lifetime member of the ladies auxiliary of the North Sydney Firemen's Club . Surviving are her daughter, Vivienne (Scott); son, Darrell; grandson Jeffrey (Tiffany); and great-granddaughter Emma-Jade. Also several sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews . Cavell was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond; brother, LLoyd . There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at St. John The Baptist Church on Tuesday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Interment at a later date . Memorials may be made to Taigh Solas where she resided . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail

11/30/2012 North Sydney
Clarke Loretta Mae Clarke CBP 30/01/2012
Loretta Mae ClarkePassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 It with deep sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Loretta Rae Clarke on Jan. 27, 2012, at the An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Full obituary will appear in the Cape Breton Post on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
1/27/2012
Clarke Loretta 'Rae' Clarke CBP 03/02/2012
Loretta 'Rae' ClarkeBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 On Jan. 27, 2012, at age of 67, Loretta Rae passed away in the An Cala palliative care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Rae was surrounded by her family.Born in Sydney, Rae was the daughter of the late Reginald and Jean (Ferguson) Clarke.Her whole life was spent caring for others and was the primary caregiver for her late mother and father and also for her aunt, Eva (Clarke) Crooks.During her life she worked in retail at the Red and White Store, as well as running a daycare for many of the children in the Coxheath area.Rae was a giving person and volunteered her time to many organizations including the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Association, and she was a 40-year member of the Coxheath Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.She was an adherent of the former St. Marks Church in Coxheath.Surviving are her brothers, John, Blair (Joanne) and Walter (Debbie). She is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews as well as a number of grandnieces and nephews.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Robert Wayne in infancy and her sister-in-law, Helen (Ellis) Clarke.The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Jackson for all of his time during this difficult period for our family.There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Church of Christ The King, George Street, Sydney, with the Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Following the service, a tea will be served at the St. Georges hall.A private family burial will be held at a later date.Family flowers only. Any donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Transplant Association. Rae was a kind and caring person, who always saw the good in people and was willing to lend a hand when needed, she will be missed by all.Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
1/27/2012 Sydney
Clarke Catherine 'Cato' Clarke CBP 06/02/2012
Catherine 'Cato' ClarkeBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 3rd, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine ‘Cato’ Clarke on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Tennyson ‘Teddy’ Martin and Helen (Bradbury) Melnick.Cato was a woman of simple pleasures. She loved her home and Table Head and was happiest when family members came to visit. She enjoyed her favorite TV shows, but most of all, spending time in the summer with family and friends in her backyard.For the past four years, Cato looked forward to seeing her homecare workers each morning. She enjoyed her chats with all, especially, Barb Butts, whom she regarded as a dear friend.Cato was devoted to her family and will be dearly missed and forever loved.She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Sharon (Fred) Jamieson, Betty Mitchell, Shauna Morgan, Jodi (Bill) Morrison; sons, Teddy (Anita), Herb (Kyra), Eldon (Denise) and ‘Shum’, at home, who devoted years of tender loving care to Mom & Dad; 16 cherished grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor (Mick) Boozan; brothers, Eldon Martin, Darcy (Ann) Melnick and Blayne (Linda) Melnick.Besides her parents, Cato was predeceased by her stepfather, Mick Melnick, her loving husband of 57 years, Herbert ‘Lefty’ Clarke (2004) and granddaughter, Denise Michelle Jamieson, in infancy.Visitation for Catherine ‘Cato’ Clarke will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations in Cato’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.“Rest in peace, MomUntil we meet again”
2/3/2012 Glace Bay
Clarke Francis 'Bud' Clarke CBP 05/06/2012
With heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Francis Aubrey ‘Bud’ Clarke, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle, regret to announce his passing on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at home. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Henry T. and Veronica (McCarthy) Clarke. Francis was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19, North Sydney and an avid dart player. He loved dancing and playing his guitar and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Francis is survived by his children, daughters, Elaine (Fabian) Frye, and Tonya (Mitch) Cormier, both of North Sydney; sons, Harry, Alberta, Terry and Craig, both of North Sydney; his 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, sisters, June (Jack) Williams, Toronto, Leona (George) Smith, North Sydney, Veronica (Harrol) Pearson, Oklahoma; brothers, Reg (Sherry) Clarke, Lower Sackville, Edward (Pam) Clarke, Fall River and Roland (Lynn) Clarke, North Sydney. He will also be deeply missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Francis was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Jessome) Clarke; a son, David Wayne and daughter, Elizabeth Anne and a brother, Harry Clarke. Visitation for Francis will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
6/3/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clarke John Clarke CBP 13/06/2012
John William Clarke, of Whitney Pier, and formerly of Florence, took his father's side in Heaven on Sunday, June 10, 2012, following a tragic accident. John was the son of the late John H. Clarke and Tessie Clarke of Sydney Mines. A celebration of John's life will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, 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 jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
6/10/2012 Born May 18, 1964
Clarke Joanne Frances (MacPhee) Clarke CBP 06/10/2012
Joanne (MacPhee) Clarke

Passed on: October 4th, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Lisaard House in Cambridge, Joanne passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 50 years. Survived by her cherished family including husband, Brian; son, Spencer; brothers, Robert MacPhee (Tina), Joseph McPhee (Denise), Douglas McPhee, Kenneth McPhee (Mariette) and Brian McPhee (Wilma); sisters, Mary O'Connell (Michael), Diane Metcalfe, Debbie Rennie and Sandra MacDonald (Glen); parents-in-law, Donald and Shirley Clarke and sister-in-law, Patricia Klus (Wally). Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Alice McPhee of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation, followed by a memorial mass and reception for friends and family at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. in Kitchener, Ont. (www.westmountfuneralchapel.com) starting at 10 a.m. In Joanne's memory donations can be made to Lisaard House in Cambridge or the Canadian Cancer Society.

10/4/2012
Clarke Catherine Marie Clarke CBP 19/11/2012
Catherine Marie Clarke

Born In: Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 19th, 1931

Passed on: November 17th, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Catherine Marie Clarke, 81, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital after a lengthy illness . Born on Aug. 19, 1931, in Florence the daughter of the late Roderick and Annie Mae (Lawrence) MacKinnon. Marie was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney . She is survived by her children, Rodina (Brad) Tanney, Ont., Bernice (Ronnie) MacDonald, Frenchvale, Ernie (Loraine) Clarke, Ont., Robert (Melanie) Clarke, Point Aconi, Linda (John) Ingram, North Sydney, Lillian (Mario) Clarke, North Sydney, Tonia (Fred) Jessome, Campbell's Road, Danny (Susie) Clarke, Sydney Mines, Donna (Alan) Nunn, Sydney Mines, Theresa Theriault, Ontario; stepdaughter, Unetha Dunn, Alder Point; her 29 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; also surviving is her son-in-law, Alan Bond, North Sydney; brother, Morton MacKinnon, (Patricia McGean) Sydney Mines; her sisters, Rita MacKinnon, Upper North Sydney, and Lillian Musgrave, North Sydney; nieces and nephews. Marie is also survived by her companion Dave Latwaitis . She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Clarke in 1986, her daughter, Rita Ann Bond in 2003, her brothers, Lawrence Adrian, one-month old, Roderick L., three-years old and Patrick Augustine, four-years old, her sister, Mae Wall and brothers-in-law, Bill Wall and Bertie Musgrave . Visitation for Marie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday (today) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney . Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com

11/17/2012 Florence on Aug. 19, 1931
Cleaveland Tracey Cleaveland CBP 30/07/2012
Tracey Cleaveland, 47, of Halifax passed away July 26, 2012, at home with her husband Clayton Pemberton and one of her dear and comforting nurses at her side. Tracey was predeceased by her mother, Myra (Murphy) Cleaveland formerly of Glace Bay and Charlottetown, and grandmother, Reta Murphy of Charlottetown. Tracey is survived by her sister, Nicky; brothers, Ken (Bev) and Mike; nephews, Andrew (Ashley), David (Alyssa); niece, Jennifer (Ryan) Kelly, all of Charlottetown, PEI; aunt, Ena Marjorie, cousin, Brian (Val) Gaensbauer and Brian’s son Evan of Vancouver. Also surviving Tracey are her father-in-law, Jim (Gail) Pemberton; mother-in-law, Shirley (Steve) Pemberton; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Fred) MacPherson and Gail (John) MacKillop and Brenda Cleaveland. Tracey graduated from Morrison Glace Bay High School in 1983, attained her BSc. at UCCB and St. FX University (1987) and Bachelor of Health Education at Dalhousie University in 1989. She was employed with Canadian Tire and until her illness, Colonial Honda in Halifax. Tracey was a genuine, loving and giving person who gave so much to her family and friends, who will miss her greatly. Tracey and Clayton couldn’t be more thankful for the assistance and support of her family, friends, coworkers, Colonial Honda, doctors, nurses, VON, Home Care and Capital Health staff whose lives she touched and in turn, touched hers. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 30 and the memorial service Tuesday, July 31, 1 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., with interment at Mt Olivett Cemetery, 7076 Mumford Rd., Halifax. Please feel free to send flowers; donate to a charity of your choice and/or keep a warm place in your heart for a true delight who has left this earth. For online Condolences please visit www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
7/26/2012
Clements William 'Bill' Clements CBP 24/01/2012
William 'Bill' ClementsPassed in: Calgary, Alberta, CanadaPassed on: January 21st, 2012 Formerly of Mira Road, Marion Bridge, Toronto, passed away in Calgary, Alta. On Jan. 21, 2012. Bill was the son of the late Wallace and Frances (Gosse) and Ina Clements. Bill is survived by his daughter, Frances (Adrian) Garrett and grandson, Mitchell of Oshawa, Ont. His sisters, Marian Mullins, Marilyn Clements, Sydney, Eileen (Doug) Apblett, Summerside, P.E.I., Karen Belford, New York, Charlene Marsman, Dartmouth and Sharon (Dave) Bonwick, Winnipeg. Brothers, Wally, Halifax, Ray (Johann), Donald (Brenda), Sydney, Eddie (Ron) and Allan, Calgary; sister-in-law, Marnie, Sydney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Besides his parents, Gosse and Clements grandparents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, Harold, infant sister, Joan; sister-in-law, Sue; brothers-in-law, Jack Mullins and Cecil Marsman; nephews, infant Dougie and Alex Apblett, Lawrence and Graham Clements.Cremation has taken place, a graveside service will be held later in the spring at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens in Sydney.Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Frances Garrett at 960 Glen St., #12, Oshawa, Ont., L1J 6E8, or any family member.
1/21/2012
Clements Ethel Clements CBP 19/03/2012
Ethel ClementsBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaIt is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of Ethel Clements on March 15, 2012, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Blanche (James) Mugford. She was the last surviving member of her family.She was a strong-willed and caring mom who devoted her life to taking care of her family. She was very generous and had a soft heart for those less fortunate. She was a spotless homemaker and a great cook and baker.While living on Bay Street in Glace Bay, mom enjoyed a cigarette, cup of coffee or tea with her special neighbours. She was a smart dresser, loved to write letters to her family away, and had great penmanship. Ethel was a wise woman who was always there to give advice. She loved a good book,could often be found playing her favourite game of cards (scat) and was smart and quick-witted up until the time of her passing.Mom enjoyed her travels with her son and daughter-in-law to places such as Florida, the Maritimes and her day and overnight trips around Cape Breton Island, especially Ingonish and Cheticamp.Ethel is survived by her son, Edison (Margaret) Clements; daughters, Carol Anne Siepierski and Diane MacLean; grandchildren, David (Cori) MacLean, Lynn (Bobby) Hooper, Paula (Shane) Condon and Aaron Siepierski. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Stella, Maria and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews. She loved them all and will be truly missed.Besides her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her sisters, Lillian, Beaulah, Cora, Mildred, Viola, Elsie and brothers, Edgar, Bram, Hedley and Roy.Special thanks to the staff at Harbourstone for the excellent care and compassion.Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay at a later date.Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Canadian Blood Services.Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
3/15/2012 Glace Bay
Clements Alonzo Ewen 'Lonnie' Clements CBP 08/11/2012
Alonzo Ewen 'Lonnie' Clements

Born In: Wadden Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 7th, 2012

Alonzo Ewen 'Lonnie' Clements, 74, of Glace Bay, formerly of Wadden's Cove, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital . Born in Wadden's Cove, he was the son of Charles and Lillian (Kennedy) Clements . He was employed at Island Distributors and S. Karrel Heating . He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church and a founding member of AFTEC and Brass Tack Industries. With Kay Cuzner they initiated special needs classes in Glace Bay. He was a loving family man and liked spending time in Mira and farming . He is survived by his wife, Sylvia 'Sis' (Strickland); children, Noel (Karen), Glace Bay, Shawn, Glace Bay, Scott (Ann), New Waterford, Maureen Clements, Peter McRury, Nancy Strong (Otto); sister, Arlene (Dennis) MacKeigan; grandchildren, Jeffery, 'Poppy's man, Nadine, Poppy's princess, Jennifer, Poppy's little girl; numerous nieces and nephews that he held close to heart; and canine companion, J.J . He was predeceased by daughter, Vera Anne, brothers, Wayne, Ellsworth, Delbert, Marvin and Freeman, John and Vera in infancy . A memorial service will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. The family will gather for one hour before the service at the church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay . Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay . Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of one's choice . The family would like to thank New Waterford Home Care, VON, Palliative Care and the nursing staff of the Glace Bay Hospital, Dr. Rebblo, Dr. Cadegan and Brenda MacDonald . Online condolences to www.pattenfuneral.com . Rest easy, your work is done, you've taught us well and your legacy lives on in your children, grandchildren and the many lives you have touched .

11/7/2012 Wadden Cove
Cloke Edith Annie Taylor ‘Dee’ Cloke CBP 20/06/2012
Edith Annie Taylor ‘Dee’ Cloke, 80, of Portage, Michigan, USA, passed away on June 9, 2012, in Kalamazoo, MI. Dee, as she was known to friends and acquaintances, was born April 27, 1932, in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, N.S., to Lillian and John Taylor. Dee graduated from high school in Sydney Mines. She graduated a year behind her class in order to spend a year taking care of her mother during an illness. After high school she attended nursing school in Boston at Children’s Hospital while staying with her aunt, also a nurse. She went on to work as a paediatric nurse in several hospitals. While in Boston, she met her future husband, Paul L. Cloke, at a dance. They married April 9, 1955, in Butte, Montana, where Paul was working. They had their first child there, Carol Anne, who only lived for a few days. Carol is buried there. Dee moved with Paul to Michigan and had two more children. In addition to raising kids, Dee attended the First Baptist Church for a time, was active with young children, and enjoyed outdoor activities and the local farms and countryside. Dee was fond of gardening, music and dancing. A favourite Sunday activity was to go for a drive in the country. Dee moved to Columbus, OH for a short time and then to Las Vegas. After retirement from Paul’s last job, they moved to Prescott, AZ where they spent their final years together. Dee learned to play organ and would often play for friends and family. She spent her last year in Portage, MI by daughter Nancy and grandchildren Benjamin and Katherine. She is survived by sisters Grace (Roy Harding), Laura, and Nancy (Bob Carley), children Nancy Thelen and Steven Cloke, grandchildren Katherine Thelen, Benjamin Thelen and Mia Cloke, several nieces and nephews and cousins. She is also survived by Lorna Cloke and Bernie (BJ) Thelen. She was predeceased by her parents, Paul Cloke (spouse), Robert Taylor (brother), Jean Sheppard (half-sister), Carol Anne Cloke (infant daughter), one niece and one nephew. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 9 a.m. in Prescott, AZ. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo, MI. Please visit Dee’s personalized webpage at www.langelands.com.
6/9/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 27th, 1932
Clough Howard 'Bud' Clough CBP 13/03/2012
Howard 'Bud' CloughBorn In: Port Hastings, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 11th, 2012Howard Gordon ‘Bud’ Clough, 95, formerly of Harbourview Drive, Sydney, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care.Born in Port Hastings, he was the son of the late William and Susan (Fraser) Clough.From 1941-1981, Bud worked for CN Railways and drove the first freight train across the Canso Causeway. Bud was a member of the Sydney Masonic Lodge #84 and in 2008, was the recipient of his 65 year jewel. He was also a member of the Prince of Wales, Chapter #10 “Royal Arch Masons”, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the CN Pensioners Association #18 and a charter member of the Kiwanis Golden K. In his younger days, Bud was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved cars and enjoyed watching a good game of hockey. Surviving is his only child, Howie (Margie), Sydney.Bud was predeceased by his loving wife, Hazel (Dennison) in 2010 and sisters, Enid Clough-Murray and Louise Clough-Brownell.There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 11 a.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.My heart is warm with friends I madeand better friends I’ll not be knowing.Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t takeNo matter where it’s going.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
3/11/2012 Port Hastings
Coffin Donald 'Donsie' Raymond Coffin CBP 03/12/2012
Donald 'Donsie' Raymond Coffin

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 29th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Raymond Coffin, 67, of Sydney on Nov. 29, 2012, in Halifax, surrounded by his family . Born in Sydney, he was the son on of the late J. Raymond and Mary Coffin . Donsie was a kind-hearted, quiet family man, with a great sense of humour. He was the happiest when spending time with his children and was extremely proud of their various accomplishments. His grandchildren were his pride and joy . Donsie worked many years for Canada Post as a letter carrier before his retirement; he was well liked by the people he met on the various walks in the Sydney area. A gifted do-it-yourself person he was always available to assist family, close friends and neighbours with any of their household projects. Donsie was also an avid outdoorsman, who spent many years travelling the backwoods of Cape Breton with his friends on his ATV and with the Canada Trail Committee in preparing the Canada trail in Cape Breton Center . Donsie was an incredible people person and was loved by everyone that met him. He will be missed by so many . He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Sue MacDougall; daughter, Michelle; son, Bradley (Kristal); grandchildren, Daryl Michelle and Andy Coffin; sisters, Mildred (Frank) Nugent, Donna (Trevor) Everill; brothers, Jack (Carmel), Bill (Carmel), Bob (Cheryl); former wife and the mother of his children, Mary Coffin and numerous nieces and nephews . Donsie was predeceased by sister, Elaine and brother, Carmen . As per his wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A
funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at St. Anthony Daniel Church . Donations in Donsie's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com .

11/29/2012 Sydney
Coffin Donald 'Donsie' Raymond Coffin CBP 05/12/2012
Donald 'Donsie' Raymond Coffin

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 29th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Raymond Coffin, 67 of Sydney on Nov. 29, 2012 in Halifax, surrounded by his family . Born in Sydney he was the son on of the late J. Raymond and Mary Coffin . Donsie was a kind hearted, quiet family man, with a great sense of humour. He was the happiest when spending time with his children and was extremely proud of their various accomplishments. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Donsie worked many years for Canada Post as a letter carrier before his retirement; he was well liked by the people he met on the various walks in the Sydney area. A gifted do it yourself person he was always available to assist family, close friends and neighbors with any of their household projects. Donsie was also an avid outdoorsman, who spent many years travelling the backwoods of Cape Breton with his friends on his ATV and with the Canada Trail Committee in preparing the Canada trial in Cape Breton Center . Donsie was an incredible people person and was loved by everyone that met him. He will be missed by so many . He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Sue MacDougall; daughter, Michelle; son, Bradley (Kristal); grandchildren, Daryl Michelle and Andy Coffin; sisters, Mildred (Frank) Nugent, Donna (Trevor) Everill; brother, Jack (Carmel), Bill (Carmel), Bob (Cheryl); former wife and the mother of his children, Mary Coffin; sister-in-law, Martina Coffin and numerous nieces and nephews . Donsie was predeceased by sister, Elaine and brother, Carmen . As per his wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation was held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Anthony Daniel Church . Donations in Donsie's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice . Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com .

11/29/2012 Sydney
Cole Samuel 'Sam' Cole CBP 22/05/2012
Sam passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, May 19, 2012 after a long, hard battle with ALS and 15 years on a respirator. Sam was Born in Glace Bay on Sept. 17, 1955. He was the son of Mary Cole (Penny) and the late Allan Cole, Donkin. A few years ago he motored across Canada with his sister Judy and he settled in Calgary for a few years but no matter where he worked, he always came back to Donkin. Sam was unmarried. He always worked in electronics. Sam was employed at one time with Krazy, Krazy and Soundafex. Sam was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan. He was an excellent dart shooter. He is survived by his mother, Mary Cole; sisters, Marilyn (Jimmie) MacMullin, Donkin and Judy Cole, Doha Quatar. Also survived by nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Allan Cole; brother, Tommie and sister, Glenda Cole-Hurst. Visitation will take place Tuesday, May 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin. Rev. Chris Matheson officiating, burial in parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to the ALS society, St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
5/19/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: September 17th, 1955
Cole Elaine (Merritt) Cole CBP 28/08/2012
Elaine (Merritt) Cole

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 26th, 2012

On Aug. 26, 2012, Elaine (Merritt) Cole joined the love of her life,
Alex, in heaven, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney Mines, Elaine was the daughter of the late Hillary and
Adele (Poirier) Merritt.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines.
Elaine and Alex were always together. They adored each other and
filled their lives with love, music, family and friends. In the last
few weeks, Elaine was eager to be with Alex again, and was comforted
by her family and friends who said that Alex was watching over her
and waiting for her. Elaine spent quality time with those that meant
the world to her, especially Sandy Dunn. Sandy was the son they never
had.
Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Alex Cole in 2010 and also by
her sister, Geraldine (Merritt) Kerbs, Calgary.
She is survived by siblings, Bernadette Merritt, Northside Guest
Home, Enid Williams, North Sydney, Mary Dolores (Ernest) Tobin,
Ontario, Pauline Monahan, Ontario, Jacqueline (Kevin) Armstrong,
North Sydney, William (Emma) Merritt, Sydney Mines, and Kelvin
Merritt, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Irene
(late Raymond) Perry, Halifax; brother-in-law, David (Evelyn) Cole,
Dartmouth; along with many loving nieces and nephews. Elaine is also
survived by her special friends, Joan and Gordon Ferneyhough, Eileen
Dunn, Louise (Merritt) Astephen and Ian MacDonald and his daughter,
Jennifer. We are very thankful for the kindness and constant care
they provided to Elaine.
Special thanks for the wonderful care that Elaine received from the
staff of palliative care at the Northside General Hospital and to Dr.
Beth MacCormick. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
Also, the support from Louise Merritt, who watched over Elaine and
made sure she was comfortable, and to Fr. Thomas John, Immaculate
Conception parish priest, for his support.
At Elaine's request, there will be no visitation. The funeral mass
will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Immaculate
Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating.
The burial will take place in the parish cemetery, following the
service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes
Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine's memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at
jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

8/26/2012 Sydney Mines
Coleman Helen Marie (McCarron) Coleman CBP 26/11/2012
Helen Marie (McCarron) Coleman

Born In: Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: November 24th, 2012

Helen Marie Coleman (McCarron) (1932-2012) passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with her children by her side, in the palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Born and raised in Trenton, N.S., Helen was the daughter of the late, William and Florence (MacKinnon) McCarron . Wife of the late Allister Coleman, Helen spent her married life in Sydney, where she devoted herself to raising her family. Her unconditional love and support was felt by her family, both near and far, in many ways, from her attendance at sporting events to her home-cooked meals. A woman of great strength, faith and dignity, she will remain in the hearts of her children and grandchildren forever . Helen is survived by her children, Kevin (Brenda), Anita Kline, Carron, Paul (Michelle), Maureen (David) Ferguson and Kathleen (Kendall) Collingridge. Nanny will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren, Stephen, Raymond, Jenna, Mitchell, Alexander, Brendan, Michaella, Taylor, Maddie and Emma. Also left to mourn are her siblings, Isabel Murphy, Owen McCarron, Kay (Jack) Rehill, New Glasgow and Joan Leseaux of Ottawa, Ont.; brother-in-law Greg (Patricia) Coleman and sister-in-law, Jean Coleman, along with her dear friend Nellie Betts . Besides her husband Allister, Helen was also predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Adrian and Joe McCarron, sisters-in-law, Kay and Audrey McCarron and brothers-in-law, Michael Murphy and Gerard Coleman . Visitation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at
T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sydney . Donations in Helen's memory can be made to the palliative care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Online condolences to www.twcurry.com .

11/24/2012 Trenton
Coleski Brian 'Devin' Coleski CBP 23/05/2012
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our brother, uncle, and dear friend, Devin Coleski, who passed away on May 16, 2012, in Alberta. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Michael and Madonna (MacKinnon) Coleski. Devin resided in Banff, Alta., and was employed with Akita Drilling for the past number of years. He loved the water and this tiny island, as he had an incredible passion for fishing. Devin was also very musically talented, he was an avid guitar player and was especially fond of our traditional music. Devin was a loyal and dedicated friend who will be sadly missed by all. Many will remember his great stories and little pranks. He is survived by sisters, Michele, Banff, Alta., Jo-Anne (Butch B.), Mary, both of Sydney Mines; and brothers, Michael (Arlene), Halifax, Ron (Ella), Millville, Blair (Leigh-Anne), Windsor, N.S., Chris (Mary), Sydney Mines. Along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Devin was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Madonna (MacKinnon) Coleski and brothers, Brian and Gerard, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate Devin’s life will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
5/16/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Coleski Brian 'Devin' Coleski CBP 26/05/2012
Brian 'Devin' Coleski Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate the life of Devin Coleski will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
5/16/2012
Coll Jane Gertrude 'Jennie' Coll CBP 18/06/2012
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Jennie Coll, on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, with her family by her side. Born in Sydney Mines, July 12, 1919, she was the daughter of the late James and Anne (Anderson) Campbell, and the loving wife of Alfred ‘Alfie’ Coll, all of Sydney Mines. A true homemaker and caregiver at heart, Jennie was a wonderful mom, wife and nanny. She loved her family dearly. Jennie was a first class cook/baker who also loved a good game of cards, dancing, her favourite TV shows, and her beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Left to mourn her passing are daughters, Evelyn (Russie Ivey) and Kay (Archie Pyke), Sydney Mines, and a son, Jim (Susan), Ottawa; grandchildren, Kimberly (Charles), Antigonish, Todd (Stephanie), Sydney, Jim (Sandy), Halifax, Heather, Sydney Mines, Cheryl (Lenny), Port Hawkesbury, and Linda, Ottawa. She is also survived by six beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Trenholm, Sydney Mines, and Dot Taylor, New Glasgow, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband Alf, Jennie was predeceased by a grandson Darryl Coll, Ottawa, sisters, Mary White and Beatrice Campbell (18 mos), brothers, Hector, Kelly, Steve, Phil and Bobby Campbell. She was also predeceased by a dear and special friend Tom Bird. The family would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to Dr. Doug Kohlsmith for the professional and dignified care he provided to Jennie over the years, and, to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home — The loving and compassionate care bestowed upon ‘Nanny’ and her family was simply amazing. We will be forever grateful to you all. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Jennie’s memory may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home Foundation. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. “Our earthly angel has received her wings ... she is now an angel in heaven.” We will always love you, Nan
6/16/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 12th, 1919
Collet Alphonse Joseph Collet CBP 26/10/2012
Alphonse Collet

Born In: Soldier's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 18th, 1930

Passed in: McNabb's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 22nd, 2012

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden death of Alphonse Joseph Collet of McNab's Cove on Oct. 22, 2012. Born in Soldier's Cove on Oct. 18, 1930, he was the son of the late Fred and Julie (Collet) Collet. Alphonse was a member of Sacred Heart parish, Johnstown; he worked in forestry with Mercy Bowater and the Department of Highways, St. Peter's until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bingo in Johnstown, playing cards, attending community events, supplying bread to the cabin boys and visiting many of his special friends, who will dearly miss him. He is survived by his sons, Joseph 'Buddy' (Barb), Fort McMurray; Freddie (Mel), Ontario; Wayne (Anita), Grand River; daughter, Julie (Leroy) Jesso, McNab's Cove; stepson, Dan (Sheila) Sutherland, Ont.; stepdaughters, Mary (Cyril) Munroe, St. Peter's and Shirley (Cesar) Jorge, Calgary; stepdaughter-in-law, Terry Sutherland, Whitehorse; brothers, Joey (Mary) and George of Ontario; sisters, Annie Breau, St. Peter's and Mary Stone, Sydney. Papa will be fondly remembered by his 10 very special grandchildren, Charles, Suzanne, Sarah, Laurie, Don, Michael, Stephen, Stephen, Dawn and Matthew; and 19 great-grandchildren including, Caden, Campbell, Cleo, Ajhen, Kristen, Graham and Bretton, Many nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie (MacDonald) in 1980; brothers, Pius, Frank, John and twin brother, Edmond; sisters, Regina and Emma and stepson, Sonny Sutherland. Resting in the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor, Friday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be offered Saturday at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown with Rev. Joseph Gillis presiding, Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed by visiting www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

10/22/2012 Soldier's Cove on Oct. 18, 1930
Collette Irma Elizabeth (Manley) Collette CBP 17/11/2012
Irma Collette

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

Irma died peacefully Friday, Nov. 16, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Full obituary to follow in the Monday's edition of the Cape Breton Post .

11/16/2012
Collette Irma Elizabeth (Manley) Collette CBP 19/11/2012
Irma Elizabeth (Manley) Collette

Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: July 28th, 1932

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

Irma Elizabeth Collette, nee Manley, 80, of Sydney, died peacefully on Nov. 16, 2012, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital . Irma was born on July 28, 1932, at home on 63 Frederick St., Whitney Pier, to her parents, Barbara and Alex Manley . Her siblings were the late Margaret (Edward) Del Vecchio, the late Alex (Mary) Manley, the late Ann (Matt) McMullin, the late Stephen (Elsie) Manley, the late Louis (Marie) Manley, Rose (Mike) DiPenta, the late Joey (Lorraine) Manley, the late Helen (Edward) Medora and the late Francis Manley . As the baby of the family, Irma received both the love and never-ending teasing of her elder siblings. Irma lived at home and cared for her parents, allowing both to die in the home that they, as immigrants, worked so hard to establish. Thanks to Irma, 63 Frederick St. was home to all of the Manley family, including her many nieces and nephews, as well as anyone who came to the door needing assistance . Irma was united in matrimony to John on Nov. 12, 1956, and earnestly kept her vow to love through good times and bad until John's death parted them on March 2, 2002. John was the love of her life, and together they suffered the loss of three children before the birth of their eldest surviving child, Colin Collette, who currently resides in Chicago, Ill., with his life partner, William Nifong. Almost exactly two years after Colin's birth, they were blessed with their baby girl, Kimberly Ann, who lived with Irma and cared for her. Kimberly resides in Sydney with her longtime companion, David Deveaux of Cheticamp. Irma joins now in heaven her only granddaughter, Baby Elizabeth. We rejoice that in death she may now embrace the little angel she never had the opportunity to hold in life . Throughout her life, Irma was the consummate mom, caring for Colin and Kimberly, along with her own parents. From time to time, she did work outside of the home. At an early age, she was an Elizabeth Arden girl; she also sold Rainbow vacuum cleaners and was a Polaroid girl, demonstrating Polaroid cameras when they were first introduced. Irma also was a longtime volunteer at Holy Redeemer parish, where she served as a sacristan for over 30 years, preparing and cleaning the altar cloths and decorating the church for major feast days and celebrations. Irma was the past president of Holy Redeemer Catholic Women's League several times and an associate of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame . For the past 20 years, Irma would spend part of the year in Chicago with her son and became a regular and active member of Holy Family Catholic community. There she was a member of a small Christian community and a regular participant in the Marion Ministry Rosary Group. Irma worked also as a sacristan, preparing thousands of candles to be lit at the Easter Vigil. She was the light of Christ to her family and to the people of Holy Family . In addition to her children, their partners, and countless friends, Irma leaves to grieve her only surviving sister, Rose of Windsor, Ont., and many much-loved nieces and nephews. Irma also was a special 'Nanny' to great-niece Philippa and great-nephew Remington, and her two favourite puppies Happy of Chicago and Little Bear of Sydney. Welcoming Irma into the feast of heaven are her late nephew Billy and her very special niece, Cheryl . Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in Holy Redeemer at Whitney Pier on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m .

11/16/2012 Whitney Pier on Jul. 28, 1932
Collins Marla Collins (nee Hickey) CBP 17/09/2012
Marla Collins (nee Hickey)

Passed in: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Passed away Sept. 13, 2012, peacefully at her home in her 58th year
after a long illness.
Marla leaves behind her grieving husband Gilbert and her stepson
Matthew of Ottawa, and also her pet budgie 'PT'.
She was the daughter of John and Margaret Hickey of Sydney, N.S.
Marla is survived by her mother, Margaret Hickey; brothers, Allan,
David (Carol), Bruce (Sharon), Lorne (Heather); brother-in-law, Tom
(Paula); sister-in-law, Aline Deming (John); special cousins, Katy
and Maureen; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by her father, John, brother, Shane and mother-in-law, Aline.
Marla had a fulfilling career as a nurse at the Ottawa General
Hospital for over 30 years, and generously volunteered her time at
the Gloucester Food Bank. Marla loved to travel with her husband,
read and share books with her friends and colleagues. One of her
greatest pleasures was watching movies with her husband, and her best
friend Linda and Bob Fortier.
As per her wishes a private ceremony will be held.
Donations may be given in her name to the Gloucester Food Bank, 2040
Arrowsmith Dr., Ottawa, Ont., K1J 6G4,
http://www.gefc.ca/Contact%20Info.html.

9/13/2012
Colosimo Vinetta Colosimo (MacDonald) CBP 09/06/2012
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Vinetta passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on June 7, 2012. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Mabel (Mullins) MacDonald. She was a member of the Cape Breton Artist Association for many years as well as the Glace Bay Art Group. Vinetta’s love of art and all things Irish encouraged her to paint a picture of an Irishman named Kelly on the side of a rock on Kelly’s Mountain over 25 years ago. It is a conversation piece by locals and travellers alike. Vinetta’s love for art was surpassed only by her love for music, specifically fiddle music, whether she was playing the fiddle herself, with her friends, or enjoying listening to some of her favourite Cape Breton fiddlers. Vinetta loved her getaways at her cabin in River Denys, her weekly music sessions with her friends and her weekly chats with her “tea Buddies.” Vinetta is survived by her loving husband, Mario Colosimo, Dominion; and children, Mario (Carol), Dominion, Cynthia (Rick) Lawrence, Glace Bay, Neil (Bev), Fall River, Vinetta (Eric) Rockwell, Gardiner Mines, and Cara (Steve) MacDougall, Brampton. She was a proud Grammy to nine grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Olivia, Kristen, Alyssa, Jenna, Carly, Joseph and Michael. Also survived by brothers, Kenny (Eva), Richmond Hill, Paul (Arlene), Valley Mills, Johnny (Linda), River Denys, Leo, Valley Mills, Donald (Dianne), Malagawatch; and sisters, Mary MacKinnon, Malagawatch, and Leone MacCalder, Port Hawkesbury. She was predeceased by her brother, Neil (Pete). Vinetta will be missed immensely by her family and friends for her love, humour, music, art, spirituality and insatiable love of life. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service at Forest Haven. Memorial to take place at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Patient Comfort Fund, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online Condolences, foresthaven2005@gmail.com. “Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.”
6/7/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Conrad Tina (Fitzgerald) Conrad CBP 21/01/2012
Tina (Fitzgerald) ConradBorn In: Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 20th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Tina Conrad, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her loving husband by her side.Born in Neils Harbour, she was the daughter of Mrs. Tina (Dixon) Fitzgerald, Sydney, and the late James Vincent Fitzgerald.Tina was a supervisor at Tim Hortons and was employed for many years at Kenny’s Pizza.Besides her mother, Tina is survived by her husband, Wayne Conrad; children, Ashley Powell (Joey), Stephen Powell, Genivieve Walker, her pride and joy her grandchildren, Hannah and Austin. She is also survived by her brother, Stewart Fitzgerald (Ella); sisters, Glenda (Karl) and Colleen (Harry); mother-in-law, Marjorie Conrad; brothers-in-law, Donald, David, Eugene (Sarah); sisters-in-law, Marion, Danielle and Joan (Gerald); as well as nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.Besides her father, Tina was predeceased by her sister, Bernadette Hawley, her children’s father Bill Powell, grandparents, George and Elizabeth Fitzgerald and John and Mary Dixon, father-in-law, Calvin Conrad, brother-in-law, Michael MacKenzie.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.Donations may be made to an educational fund for Tina’ s granddaughter, Hannah.Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …
1/20/2012 Neil's Harbour
Constable Barbara Constable CBP 10/02/2012
Barbara Constable Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaPassed on: February 9th, 2012 Barbara Joan Constable, of Moncton, formerly of Riverview, passed away at age 80, in the Moncton Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Horace G. Constable; daughters, Gail Constable of Sydney, N.S. and Linda (Daniel) Clark of Norton, N.B.; son, Howard (Donna) of Quispamsis, N.B.; along with her pride and joy, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her only brother, Ron (Barb) Vigars of Westport, Conn., and her sisters-in-law, Beatrice (Bea) (late Bud) Constable of Moncton; Hazel (Richard) Rickard of Riverview and Rita (late Herb) Farley of North Vancouver, B.C.; her brother-in-law, Ralph (late Mary) Constable; her dearest friend, Betty Strong (the sister she never had), of Toronto; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Barbara was a former medical secretary, having worked in Sydney and Moncton. Her love and pride were her family and the home she worked so hard to provide for them. She liked doing crossword puzzles and to walk, snow shoe, cross-country ski, and enjoyed over 25 years of round and square dancing, along with skating with the Bi-Centennial Skating Club, with her husband, Horace. An avid reader, she would often bring 12 to 14 books home from the library to keep her going for two weeks.Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Richard W.P. and Shirley (MacArthur) Vigars; brothers-in-law, John ‘Jack’ L. (late Greta) Constable; George ‘Bill’ (late Mary) Constable; Lester (late Eileen) Constable; Burden ‘Bud’ Constable; Herb Farley; sisters-in-law, Helen (Constable) (late Watson) Wilbur; and Mary E. Constable.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Moncton Hospital, the Moncton SPCA, or a charity of donor’s choice. Family will receive friends and visitors at the at St. Paul’s United Church Hall, 404 Cleveland Ave., Riverview, (phone 386-3335), on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 3-5 p.m. Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service at the funeral home, in keeping with Barbara’s wishes. Arrangements are in the care of Cobb’s Funeral Home, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview, (869-2007). In the event of severe weather, please contact St. Paul’s United Church 386-3335. Online condolences can be made at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca.
2/9/2012
Constable Elizabeth 'Helen' Constable CBP 31/03/2012
Elizabeth 'Helen' ConstableBorn In: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaPassed on: March 28th, 2012Helen Constable, 89, formerly of Friel St. Moncton, N.B., passed away at Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home in Moncton, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She was born in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. and was the daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Hennessey) Embree. She was a member of Mountain View United Church in Moncton. Helen is survived by her loving husband, Frederick Constable; her son, Rockland ‘Rocky’ Constable (Vera) of Tottenham, Ont.; one sister, Marion Langley of Port Hawkesbury, N.S.; one brother, Ellsworth Embree (Shirley) of Port Hawkesbury, N.S.; sister-in-law, Margaret Embree; as well as several nieces and nephews.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Embree and Arthur Embree (Barbara); and one sister, Mabel Cobleigh (Maurice). Honouring Helen's wishes a graveside and committal service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, N.B. at a later date.Donations in Helen's memory made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by her family.Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St., Moncton, N.B. (506) 857-8564Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca.
3/28/2012 Port Kawkesbury
Cooke Gilbert W. Cooke CBP 30/10/2012
Gilbert W. Cooke

Born In: Country Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed in: Glace Bay , Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 27th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Gilbert W. Cooke, age 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Country Harbour, Gilbert was the son of the late Harry and Helen (Hines) Cooke. Most of his working life was spent in the tourism/hospitality industry. He retired as general manager of Keddy's Motor Inn, Sydney in 1988. He was heavily involved as an advocate for the physically challenged throughout his lifetime and most specifically with CID (Community Involvement for the Disabled) and was a past chairperson for LEO (League for Equal Opportunities). In many instances he helped lay the groundwork in bringing awareness to accessibility issues across the province. He was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1992 by the governor general of Canada, for these ongoing efforts. He was also a past board member for the old City of Sydney Hospital for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Clara (Burns) Cooke; his four sons, Blaine (Monica) Cooke, Halifax, Lindsey (Michelle Campbell) Cooke, Frenchvale; Glen Cooke, Howie Centre; Peter Cooke, Sydney; and one daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Dawson, Coxheath; his six grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Jillian, Glen Jr., Crystal and Elizabeth and also several great-grandchildren; also surviving is his sister, Alice (Leo) Barron, Toronto. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and Lantz Cooke and sisters, Jean Middleton and Beverly Carey. There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Gilbert will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Church of Christ The King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Laura McCue officiating with burial to follow in St. Marks Church Cemetery, Keltic Drive, Coxheath. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte Street, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

10/27/2012 Country Harbour, Nfld
Coole Denise Coole CBP 19/10/2012
Denise Coole

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 17th, 2012

Denise Grace Coole passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her residence on MacAulays Lane, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Alice (Squarey) Coole. Denise was a resident of Braemore Home, Sydney River, before moving to her residence on MacAulays Lane, Sydney. Surviving are her sisters, Roberta (David) Taylor, Inverness and Suzanna Coole (David Currie), Sydney; brothers, Rev. Ron (Patti), Sydney, Brian (Michelle), New Minas, Robert, Philip (Robin) and Dennis (Donna), Guelph, Ont. and David (Laura), Sydney; numerous nieces and nephews and her house sisters, Wendy, Lisa and Jeanie. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Pentecostal Church, Victoria Road, on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorials may be made to Sydney Resicare, 146 Vulcan Ave., Sydney, or your local food bank. A special thank you to Denise's advocates, Nicole MacAdam and Dianna Bennett and house supervisor, Judy Ryan and also, to the staff at MacAulay's Lane and Braemore Home for the excellent care shown to our sister while in your care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email .

10/17/2012 Sydney
Cooper James 'Jimmie' Cooper CBP 02/10/2012
James 'Jimmie' Cooper

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: September 26th, 2012

Jimmie passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2012, at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alt., after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Jimmie was the son of Doris and the late Edwin Cooper of Whitney Pier, Sydney. Jimmie is survived by his two children, James (Tasha) and Nicole (Kelly); his wife, Beth Moxley and two stepchildren, Robyn and Leah (Devon). He is also survived by his mother, Doris and siblings, Fern (Ron), Brenda (Byron), Gary (Donna), Heather (Adrian), Mary Lynn (Paul) and Leah (Danny). Also by many nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Matilda Street, Whitney Pier. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church or charity of your choice in Jimmie's memory.

9/26/2012 Sydney
Copan Josephine 'Josie' (Finn) Copan CBP 27/02/2012
Josephine 'Josie' (Finn) CopanBorn In: Inverness, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 26th, 2012It is with great sadness we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Josephine (Josie) Copan on Feb. 26, 2012, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, 3r floor, with her family by her side.Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Poirier) Finn.Josie will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as she was a kind and gentle lady who was always there for everyone. She loved playing bingo and scratch cards, and in earlier years she loved to dance.She is survived by daughters, Ernestine (Neil) MacKinnon, Juliette (Dan) MacDonald, Bertha (Wendell) Fahey; sons, Ernie (Darlene) Lussier, Clement (Darlene) Lussier and Emile (Gail) Lussier; 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Trina and Ruth Copan; stepsons, Louis and Jimmy Copan, as well as many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Josie is also survived by her sister, Emma LeForte, Inverness, NS.Besides her parents, Josie was also predeceased by her first husband, Gaston Lussier and her second husband, Alphonse Copan, sisters Julia, Nellie May, Mary Catherine, Mary Jane, Annabelle, and brother John James.As per her request, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Josie’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery and a luncheon to follow in the parish hall, Convent Street.The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nursing staff on 3rd floor, Waterford Heights for the wonderful love and care they gave to mom.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
2/26/2012 Inverness
Corbett Thomas Corbett CBP 03/03/2012
Thomas CorbettBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 1st, 2012With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the passing of Tom Corbett, resident of Mira Road. Dad passed away Thursday, March, 1, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Gertrude (Aucoin) Corbett, and the late Alphonse Corbett.He was employed at the Sydney Steel Corp., until his retirement in 1992. Dad was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. Dad loved to spend time with his grandchildren who he truly adored, along with his summer boating on the Bras d’or Lakes, and at the bungalow in Gillis Lake. He was an avid Screaming Eagles fan. He was the co-founder of the Injured Workers Association.Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (George); son, Paul ‘Ecky’ (Lesley); daughters, Dawn ‘Midge’ (Seward) Slade and Dale (Kevin) MacPhail; grandchildren, Kyle and Shaun Corbett, Kaylie and Holly Slade, Morgan and TJ MacPhail. He is also survived by sisters, Rita ‘Vange’ (Dave) Gray, Terry (Doc) Petrie; brother, Donald (Kathy), as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.Besides his father, Tom was predeceased by a brother, Raymond.Special thank you to nurse Carol Cameron and the nurses of the ICU where dad spent his last few weeks.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society.Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. There will be a reception following the service.Online condolences may be made at our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com.“Until We Meet Again.”Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…..
3/1/2012 Sydney
Corbett Thomas A. 'Tommy' Corbett CBP 22/11/2012
Thomas A. 'Tommy' Corbett

Born In: Sydney, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed on: November 20th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Thomas 'Tommy' A. Corbett on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease . Born in Sydney, Tommy was the son of Tom and Ronelda (MacPherson) Corbett . Through the years Tommy was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. His illness, since childhood, never interfered with his way of life. Everyday was a bonus for Tommy and he lived each day to the fullest . Besides his parents, Tommy leaves his loving sister and brother, Karen (John) Eisan and Troy (Lesley) Corbett. Tommy will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews who loved him dearly, Ambyr (TJ) and Kaitlyn (Tim) Eisan, Brittany and Breanna Lynk, John (Crystal) Eisan and Thomas and Troy Corbett; as well as his fiancé and soul mate, Norma Morrison . Tommy was predeceased by grandparents, John and Theresa MacPherson and Pius and Alma Corbett, and an aunt, Pat Hawco . In honoring Tommy's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Thomas 'Tommy' A. Corbett will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Whitney Pier, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from 12-2 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Thomas 'Tommy' A. Corbett will be held on the same day, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A private Interment will take place at a later date. Reception will be shared following the mass at the Pier Community Funeral Home . Donations in memory of Tommy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County . Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home . Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com .

11/20/2012 Sydney
Cordeau Vivian Cordeau CBP 20/07/2012
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Vivian Cordeau, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born on Aug. 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Bonnar) Vickers. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines and was a past member of the CWL and the CND Associates. In earlier years mom enjoyed volunteering her time in her children’s various activities. She was a very active person who loved walking, swimming, baking and spending time with family & friends. Vivian is survived by her husband, Joe; her daughters, Claudette (Daniel Bradley), Boisdale, Angela, Sydney Mines and Ann (Joe Lavery), Southside Boularderie and her sons, Marcel (Sharon Rideout), Hammonds Plains and Joseph, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. Vivian was blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Alexandra Cordeau, David and Rebecca Bradley and Abigail Lavery. Also surviving are her sisters, Jessie MacKinnon, Ontario, Lorraine (Dwight) Finlayson & Ann (Brian) Ferguson, both of Sydney Mines; her brother, Devlin (Joan) Vickers, Millville and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Vivian was predeceased by her brothers, Edgar, Russell, Augustus & Ferdinand and her sisters, Catherine, Loretta Habicht, Jean Nicholson, Willena LeBlanc and Mae MacInnis. In honouring her wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to the Arthritis Society or a charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/17/2012 Born: August 11th, 1937
Cordy Arthur Cordy CBP 23/03/2012
Arthur CordyBorn In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: August 13th, 1926Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 22nd, 2012It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Arthur Joseph Cordy on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Wentworth Court, Sydney. Born August 13, 1926 in Sydney Mines, Arthur was the son of the late Thomas and Nellie (Nugent) Cordy. He was a long standing member of Immaculate Conception parish in Sydney Mines, and was the Grand Knight and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2024. Arthur was a beloved brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Arthur worked most of his adult life as a coal miner. He was an avid bowler and he loved to fish. He spent many summers fishing with his brother Bill and friend Percy in Middle River. Arthur is survived by his companion, Patricia MacDowell; children, Loretta (Charles) Moran, Halifax; Brenda (David) Harrietha, Mill Creek; Donald (Becky) Cordy, Sydney Mines; Darrell (Sharon) Cordy, Halifax; stepchildren, Margie, Cathy, Lynda, Charlene and Jerry; grandchildren, Cheryl, Derek, Lynda, Alisha, Allison, Mark, Shannon, Julienne, Christopher, Nicholas, Ryan and Nolan as well as 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Nellie (Nugent); his first wife, Flora (MacDonald) and second wife, Reynelda Bowen (O’Handley); children, Arthur Cordy and Corinne McDougall; sisters, Loretta Cordy and Winifred Reilly; brothers, Thomas, Gordon and William; sister-in-law, Ava Cordy; brother-in-law, Joseph Reilly and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will be forever grateful to Dr. Murdoch Smith and the staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, especially those at MacDougall and Wentworth Court for the care and affection given to our father over the last two years. Words can never express the appreciation for the support and love given by the staff during this time.Visitation for Arthur Cordy will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012, from2-4 & 7- 9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held on Monday, at 10 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Arthur’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
3/22/2012 Sydney Mines on Aug. 13, 1926
Cormier Sandra (Pottie) Cormier CBP 10/01/2012
Sandra (Pottie) CormierBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 8th, 2012 Sandra Cormier passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Joseph D. and Eileen (Brackett) Pottie.A strong, brave wife and mother, she was lovingly devoted to her family. She will be missed.She is survived by her husband, Rich; son, Craig; daughter, Trina (Chris Connors); sisters, Faye McIntosh, Dartmouth, Eileen (Wally) Forrester, Sydney, Jo-Anne Binns, Westmount; brother, Terry, Ontario; brothers-in-law, Chebot (Miriam), Antigonish, Dan (Linda), California, Babe (Allyson), Howie Centre, and Mike (Janet), California; aunt, Dorothy 'Dot' Purchase, Halifax; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, godchildren, extended family and friends.She was predeceased by brothers, Joey and Donnie, and aunt, Wilhelmina 'Bill' Stephens.Visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.Donations may be made to the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.Online condolences to twcurry.com.
1/8/2012 Sydney
Cormier Patrick Cormier CBP 30/10/2012
Patrick Cormier

Born In: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 26th, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Cormier, age 81, of Cheticamp on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at the QEII in Halifax, N.S. Born in Cheticamp, Patrick was the son of Padde and Mary Mae (Lapierre) Cormier. Patrick owned and operated the Evangeline Theatre for many years. He was also a well known carpenter and jack of all trades. He also later owned and operated Highland Trophy Supplies. After his retirement as maintenance from NDA School, he and his wife, Carol, travelled to Florida for many wonderful years. He also enjoyed doing many things such as playing his guitar and singing, doing leather work and working on his computer. Patrick is survived by his wife, Carol, of Cheticamp; his daughter, Darleen (John) Deveau of Sydney; his sons, Robert (Bonnie) Cormier of Mississauga, Ont., Pat (Debbie) Cormier, of Hamilton, Ont.; grandson, Trevor Cormier, Flesherton, Ont. and his sister, Agnes (Johnny) Camus of Sydney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Cecile (Roach) of Cheticamp. Cremation has taken place. At his request, no service will be held. Donations can be made to the Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation, Cheticamp, N.S. Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 190, Cheticamp, N.S., B0E 1H0.

10/26/2012 Cheticamp
Cousins Wayne Cousins CBP 16/04/2012
We regret to announce the passing of Wayne Cousins, 131 Rateau St., Sydney Mines. Wayne passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Adeline (McGean) Cousins and the late James Cousins. He is survived by his wife, Velvet (Swan); his sons, Breton, Mackenzie and Carter; his brother, Ernie (Marlene) Cousins; his sisters, Donna (Philip) Marinelli, Donna Foote and Coralee (Maynard) McGuigan. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his infant daughter Cassandra. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will take place Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to C.B. Palliative Care of a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/13/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Covin Roger Covin CBP 01/02/2012
Roger CovinBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 29th, 2012 It’s with great sadness that the family of Roger Covin announce his sudden passing on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ernest and Josephine (Wyrwas) Covin.Roger enjoyed playing guitar and spending time with his friends and family.He is survived by two sons, Roger (Allison) and Gregory (Natasha); two granddaughters, Ashley and Norah; his former wife, Elaine Covin, and his partner Shirley; three brothers, Hubert (Sandra), Terry and Leo (Josephine); four sisters, Evangeline (Robert) Crane, Charlotte (Allie) Ley, Patricia MacLean (Billy), Cathy Covin (Brian); and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.He was predeceased by his daughter, Crystal, and his brother, Clifford.Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Feb. 3, 2012, at the funeral home chapel. There will be a reception following the service. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.Online condolences may be made on our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
1/29/2012 Sydney
Crandall Clyde Ralph Crandall CBP 11/05/2012
The family of Clyde Ralph Crandall, aged 51, of Saint John, N.B., is saddened to announce his sudden passing on May 7, 2012, at home of natural causes. Clyde was Born in Saint John, N.B., to Lloyd William Crandall (Helen) of Harding’s Point, N.B., and the late Esther Elizabeth (Fitch) Crandall. Besides his father and stepmother, he is survived by his sister, Susan Crandall (David Wright), Halifax, N.S.; brothers, Scott (Bronwyn) Crandall, Long Reach, N.B., and Brett (Linda) Crandall, Maple Ridge, B.C.; nephews, Judson Crandall and Caleb Crandall and niece, Wren Crandall; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Clyde was a parishoner of Corner Stone Baptist Church, as well as, a member of the choir and very much enjoyed his work with Corner Stone’s children’s and youth groups at various times. He was absolutely dedicated to his beloved mother’s well-being, particularly over the past decade, and visited her faithfully each day until her passing in August 2011 in Rocmaura Nursing Home, after which he continued to volunteer his time at the home. He worked for many employers in his life, but his favourite occupation was as Santa Claus, a role he played for several Christmas seasons in malls around Saint John. In recent years, he worked at Saint John City Laundry and The Barrack Green Armoury, where he worked at the time of his passing. Clyde enjoyed Saint John, and loved his walks through the city centre, the West Side where he grew up, and many other areas he knew and loved throughout his life. In his travels, he made many friends and acquaintances who will remember his kindness, gentle nature and goodness of spirit for many years to come. Arrangements under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, N.B., (506) 646-2424. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Corner Stone Baptist Church, 42 Leinster St., Saint John, N.B., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. A private family interment will take place at Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville, N.S., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clyde’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com.
5/7/2012 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Crane Margaret 'Margie' Ruby Crane CBP 20/04/2012
Margaret Ruby Crane, of Broadway, Whitney Pier, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving husband and family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James and Phyllis (Boutilier) MacQueen. To say that Margie loved and appreciated her family and how they reciprocated that love can’t be overstated. The pride of a close knit, loving and caring family was a hallmark of her life. Margie appreciated life until the end because of the love extended to her by her family. Surviving are her husband, Alonzo; daughters, Crystel (Pat) Gorman, Sandra (David) Muise and Deana (Charles) Capstick, Sydney; sons, Bobby (Debbie) and Darrell, Sydney; sisters, Rita Murphy, Alberta, and Phyllis (Frank) Gerden, St. Catharines, Ont.; brothers, Ernest (Anne) MacQueen, New Glasgow, Bernard (Marie), Glace Bay and Lloyd (Valerie), Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Margie was predeceased by her sister, Mary Young and brothers, John and Ronald. A funeral service will be held at St. Alban’s Anglican Church on Saturday, 2 p.m., with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the St. Alban’s Memorial Fund or Renal Dialysis. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/18/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crane John 'Jack' Crane CBP 30/05/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John ‘Jack’ William Crane on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit, Sydney, N.S. Jack was Born in Glace Bay, raised in Sydney and resided in Coxheath, where he lived life to the fullest. His life-long working days were with Progressive Wholesale Ltd. He started out as a truck driver and with hard work and determination became general manager of the company. Jack was passionate about everything he did. He was an avid bowler and an expert when it came to lawn care, in particular, his nemesis the dandelion. What Jack valued the most was time spent with his family and friends, from lobster parties in the garage, playing cribbage with his mother and especially camping at his family's favorite vacation spot on Prince Edward Island. Echoes on the waves can still be heard of Jack singing his cattle call crossing the Strait to PEI. Jack was the son of the late Joseph and Marion (Bishop) Crane. He leaves to mourn his best friend and loving wife of 44 years, Joyce (Durdle) Crane; cherished daughters, Tanya Crane, Coxheath, Sherri (Crane) Beresford and his trusted friend & son-in-law, Andrew Beresford, Coxheath. He is survived by his sister, Betty Shore (Gerald), Sydney; his brother, Joseph Crane, Okotoks, Alta.; his special sister, Trudy (Bishop) Baldo; godchildren, Mark Diamond, Kevin Burke and Brandon Diamond; and many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his faithful companion, Brandi. Jack will be missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Jackson, Dr. Anne Frances D'Intino and all that assisted in his care and who were so kind to Jack at the Palliative Care Unit (An Cala), CBRH. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney. Following cremation, the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for a reception on the lower level of Sydney Memorial Chapel. There will be a private interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Palliative Care Unit (An Cala) CBRH, Parkinson Society or charity of your choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com or sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
5/28/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crane Walter Phillip Crane CBP 25/06/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of Walter P. Crane at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, on Friday, June 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Phyllis (Ryan) Crane and the late Walter A. Crane. He was employed as an operations supervisor with the Department of Transportation. A master of many trades, he enjoyed repairing, rebuilding, and making perfect anything he put his hand to. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, step dancer and fisherman. Besides his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Fran (Phillippo); daughter, Monica (Darrell) Crane-Spracklin, Calgary; sisters, Barbara (Bob) Cowieson, Ontario, Sharon Crane (Billy MacKinnon), Coxheath, Darlene (Tom) Morris, Coxheath, Rose Crane, Ontario; and brother, Robert (Julia) Crane, Ontario; his three nephews, Riley Morris, Coxheath, Scott and Ryan Cowieson, Ontario; as well as his mother-in-law, Louise Munroe, Coxheath; and sister-in-law, Linda Dacre, Ontario. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Bonnie Crane, father-in-law, Frank Phillippo, and brother-in-law, Cecil Dacre. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating, reception to follow. Interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
6/22/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crawford Hugh Crawford CBP 12/03/2012
Hugh CrawfordBorn In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 10th, 2012It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Hugh Crawford surrounded by his loving family on March 10, 2012, at Harbourstone, Sydney, N.S.Hugh was born and raised in the town of New Waterford where he lived life to the fullest.He served his community as a firefighter since 1963 until his retirement. Hughie valued the occasions to drive the ‘Jimmy P’ fire truck in a parade or just around the block. There is a collective sense of loss as we recall his commitment to keeping his community safe. He was an avid sports fan, especially travelling to Toronto to cheer on his favourite teams, the Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs. He was a keen supporter of many local teams — Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, New Waterford Hawks. He loved to play golf, darts and bowling, as well as to go skating. Hughie loved to drive far and wide in search of a good bingo game. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3209 New Waterford and the New Waterford Pensioner Club.Hugh was the son of the late Thomas and Clara (Gillis) Crawford.He leaves to mourn his best friend and loving wife of 44 years, Frances (Young) Crawford; cherished daughter, Margaret Ann Crawford-Diamond; his trusted friend and son-in-law, Mark Diamond, Georges River, N.S.; and his step-grandson, Brandon Diamond, Edmonton, Alta. He is survived by his sister, Jessie Fitzpatrick, Red Deer, Alta.; brothers, Douglas (Tuddy) Crawford, Brampton, Ont., Thomas Crawford, New Waterford, N.S.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law.He was predeceased by his dear sister, Margaret (Wilfred) Hurley and brother-in-law, Paul Fitzpatrick.He will also be sadly missed by his faithful walking buddy and companion Tempest. Hughie will be missed by all who knew him.Special thanks to Dr. Glen Worth, the palliative care team and to the professional, compassionate staff who assisted in his care and who were so kind to Hugh at MacDougall Court, Harbourstone.There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Jimmy Oliver officiating. There will be a private interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.All are invited to join the family for a reception at St. Leonard’s Parish Hall, 310 Convent St., New Waterford, following the funeral mass.In lieu of flowers, donations in Hugh’s memory can be made to the New Waterford Volunteer Fire Department or charity of your choice.Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.I’ve been aloneWhen I’m surrounded by friendsHow could the silence be so loudBut I still go home knowing that I’ve got youThere’s only us when lights go down
3/10/2012 New Waterford
Crawford Margaret Crawford CBP 29/05/2012
Margaret Roseann Crawford, 58, of Middle Musquodoboit, formerly of Sydney Mines, passed away May 25, 2012 in Braeside Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late James and Rose (Hyde) Crawford, of Sydney Mines. She is survived by brothers Jimmie, Danny, Keith (Stella) Crawford, of Sydney Mines; sister Lucille Crawford, of Oromocto, N.B.; brother-in-law, Rod Lemmon of Dean, N.S.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Ronalda Lemmon. Cremation has taken place under the arrangement of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative. No visitation by family request. A family graveside service will be held under the direction of Fillmore and Witman Funeral Home in Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Roseann.
5/25/2012
Crawford Thomas Russell "Tom" Crawford, MD CBP 13/12/2012
Thomas Crawford, MD

Born In: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Passed on: December 10th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Tom Crawford, MD, of Riverview and formerly of Sydney River, N.S.; which occurred at the Moncton Hospital on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in his 58th year . Born in Saint John, N.B.; he was the son of the late Carson T. and Edythe (Russell) Crawford . Tom started his studies at Acadia University graduating with a Science degree, he then enrolled in medicine at Dalhousie University. After practicing family medicine in Plaster Rock, N.B. for many years, he moved to Guelph, Ont. and completed his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at MacMaster University. Tom was also a lecturer at Dalhousie University at the Department of Family Medicine and was a Foreign Medical Graduate Program Supervisor. He was an Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cape Breton University. Tom served on many boards, committees, and societies during his medical career . Tom was dedicated to medicine, and helped countless people throughout his family practice and his work in Addiction Services. He will be best remembered for his sense of humour, his compassion and his love for salmon fishing and golf . A loving and caring husband, father, brother and doctor, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 34 years, Debbie Graves; his adoring daughters, Sarah and Caitlin Crawford, both of Riverview; his sister, Carolyn Crawford of Halifax, N.S.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Royce and Joan Graves of Riverview; also by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and his many patients and friends . Honouring Tom's wishes a private family ceremony will be held . Interment will be in Alderwood Cemetery, Riverview, N.B . Donations in Tom's memory made to the Crosbie House Society, 113 Cornwallis Ave. New Minas, N.S., B4N 3M9, 1(866) 681-0613 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 .

12/10/2012 Saint John, New Brunswick
Crawford John Daniel Crawford CBP 27/12/2012
John Daniel Crawford

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: October 23rd, 1941

Passed on: December 23rd, 2012

John Daniel Crawford, 26 Cooke St., Sydney Mines, passed away Dec.
23, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital . Born in Sydney Mines, Oct. 23, 1941, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Hyde) Crawford . He is survived by his daughter, Marina Crawford, Dartmouth; his brothers, James and Keight Crawford, Sydney Mines; his sister, Lucille Crawford, Oromocto, N.B.; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his special grandnephews, James and Aiden Crawford, who loved to spend many hours with their uncle Daniel, who in turn taught them about friendship, the arts, science and the mysteries of the universe . Daniel's passions in life were photography and astronomy or anything science-related. He was employed as a photographer at Fortress Louisbourg for 15 years, and worked at various other photography assignments over the years . There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, with Deacon Gregory Murphy officiating . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to .

12/23/2012 Sydney Mines on Oct. 23, 1941
Crawford John Daniel Crawford CBP 28/12/2012
John Daniel Crawford

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: October 23rd, 1941

Passed on: December 23rd, 2012

John Daniel Crawford, 26 Cooke St., Sydney Mines, passed away Dec. 23, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital . Born in Sydney Mines, Oct. 23, 1941, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Hyde) Crawford . Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Ronalda (Rod) Lemmon and Roseanne Crawford . He is survived by his daughter, Marina Crawford, Dartmouth; his brothers, James and Keight Crawford, Sydney Mines; his sister, Lucille Crawford, Oromocto, N.B.; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his special grandnephews, James and Aiden Crawford, who loved to spend many hours with their uncle Daniel, who in turn taught them about friendship, the arts, science and the mysteries of the universe . Daniel's passions in life were photography and astronomy or anything science-related. He was employed as a photographer at Fortress Louisbourg for 15 years, and worked at various other photography assignments over the years . There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, with Deacon Gregory Murphy officiating . Expressions of sympathy may be sent to .

12/23/2012 Sydney Mines on Oct. 23, 1941
Crawley Dollena Elizabeth Crawley CBP 06/02/2012
Dollena Elizabeth CrawleyBorn In: Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 3rd, 2012 Dollena Elizabeth Crawley, at the age of 75, passed away Feb. 3, 2012, at Seaview Manor.Born at Pleasant Bay, she was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Irene (Timmons) Hinkley.She is survived by her son, Robert (Veronica), Prospect Bay, N.S., and daughter, Patsy (John), Edmonton, Alta.; granddaughters, Jennifer and Dana. She is also survived by sisters, Claire Rosen (Ken), Darfield, B.C., and Patsy Hickey (Wally), Dutch Brook, N.S.Dolly enjoyed 25 years of service as a cook at the former Sydney City Hospital, and cherished memories with her co-workers.Cremation has taken place. There will be no service by request.Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society in her memory would be appreciated.Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
2/3/2012 Pleasant Bay
Critchley Reginald George Critchley CBP 11/10/2012
Reginald Critchley

Passed in: London, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 7th, 2012

CRITCHLEY, Reginald George - Peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital, London on Sunday, October 7, 2012 Reg Critchley in his 82nd year. Loving husband, best friend and soul mate of Sheila Critchley for 60 years. Loved father of Sheila Gail (Ron) Walker, Debbie (Jim) Chapman, Lorna (Rob) Edwards, and Jim Critchley. Cherished grandfather of Ryan McCormick, Jennifer (Matt) Collins, Lisa and Niki Chapman, Charles and Elisabeth Edwards. Dear brother of Eldon (Helen) Critchley, George's River, NS. Predeceased by his parents Claude and Annie May, Sydney Mines, NS; by his sister Eva (Mel) Scott, Halifax, NS; and by his daughters Regena McCormick and Wanda Gilliland (2007). The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to all the nurses and doctors at University Hospital for the exceptional care they gave Reg during this difficult time. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, October, 11, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, October, 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 150-633 Colborne Street, London, N6B 2V3 and to the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, N6C 9Z9 would be appreciated. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

10/7/2012
Crittenden Gladys (Skidmore) Crittenden CBP 07/07/2012
It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we, the family, announce the passing of Gladys Crittenden on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her family by her side. Born in Stellarton, New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Lloyd) Skidmore. Gladys is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ivan ‘Bud’, her daughter, Elizabeth ‘Beth’ (Ronald) Laffin, Bras d’Or; sons, David (Barbara), Bellville, Ont., Lloyd (Deborah), Sydney, Ivan, Sydney, James ‘Jim’ (Lori-Ann), North Bay, Ont.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Annie (James) McCulloch, Riverton, N.S. and Katherine (Robert) MacKay, Stellarton; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Isabelle ‘Bunny’ White and brother-in-law, Peter. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Christ the King Church, Sydney with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ...
7/5/2012 Stellarton, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
Crompton Clifford W. Crompton CBP 29/10/2012
Clifford Crompton

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Boularderie Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 25th, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our husband and father Clifford William Crompton on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Quebec. Dad was on his way home to Cape Breton after a wonderful visit with his grandchildren as well as friends and colleagues from Agriculture Canada. During his stay he received his 50-year service award from Doric Lodge Masonic Temple. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Alina; daughters, Karen (Bob) Rainboth and Valerie (John) MacKinnon; stepdaughter, Lara Russell and grandchildren, Owen, Emma, Madison and Paige. A visitation for Clifford will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, N.S. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Drummond Memorial United Church, Ross Ferry, with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial to follow in the Church Cemetery.

10/25/2012
Crossey Gloria Jean Crossey CBP 11/10/2012
Gloria Crossey

Passed in: Fourchu, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 7th, 2012

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, nana and sister, on Sunday October 7, 2012, in her 66th year , at home in Fourchu, NS. Beloved mother of Lisa Crossey (Barry Flowers), Joanne Nicol (David) and Derek (Christina). Cherished nana to Marisa (Anthony Brake), Kristie, Shania, and Devin. Loving great-nana to Lainey and Paisley. Gloria will be dearly missed by her sisters, Charlotte Helmer, Sheila Langley (Jr) and Lorna Hedley and brother, Elmer MacGillivary (Linda). Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Crossey and parents, Charlotte Williams and George MacGillivary. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fourchu United Church. A funeral service will held at Fourchu United Church on Friday 3 p.m., with Rev. Louis Ihaz officiating. Interment in Little Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .

10/7/2012
Crouse Clarissa 'Cris' Crouse CBP 20/10/2012
Clarissa 'Cris' Crouse

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2012

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Clarissa 'Cris' Mary Crouse who passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Harbourside Enhanced Care. After graduating from the New Waterford General Hospital, Cris began her nursing career overseas during World War II with the Royal Canadian Medical Army Corps and later worked at the Gaum Clinic, followed by a long and fulfilling career with the VON. Cris' girls were the core of her life. Her favorite saying was, "I have the best three girls in the world". She was the mother any one would be proud to call mom. Her love for her son-in-laws and grandchildren was second to none. Born in Sydney, to the late John and Catherine (Vasallo) Kenney, she was predeceased by her husband Roland; her brothers James, John, Wally and Edward; her sisters Catherine and Eileen and her son-in-law, Badri. She will be dearly missed by her sister Jean and her daughters Karen, Malaysia, Beverley (Danny) Patterson, Sydney and Brenda (Craig) Campbell Woodstock; grandchildren, Suzanna (Greg); Adam (Becky), Diana and Nadira Badri; Crystal, Cheryl, and John Campbell; Jonathan and Jeffrey Patterson and great grandson, Mitchell. Visitation will be held Monday, October 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from TW Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 23, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the VON. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

10/19/2012 Sydney
Cullen Norma Eileen (Sinclair) Cullen CBP 04/07/2012
Peacefully at Landmark Assisted Living in Cobourg on Monday, July 2, 2012, Norma Cullen (nee Sinclair) at 80 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Jack Cullen. Loving mother of Billy Cullen (Heather Tyrrell), Cathy Cullen (Ross Sykes) and Susan Schwartz (Michael). Cherished nana of Courtney, Kaylee, Emma, and Logan. Dear sister of Dorothy, Bill, Irvin, Roy, Denny, Jimmy Wayne, David, the late Kevin, and their families. Also missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
7/2/2012
Cullen Sam Cullen CBP 24/10/2012
Sam Cullen

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: January 19th, 1923

Passed in: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 21st, 2012

Sam Cullen passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Bill and Lucy Cullen, Seaview Street. Sam was a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of the Second World War and served as a wireless air gunner (WAG). He is survived by two daughters; a son; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Eva Newfoundland, Rita, Brantford, and Dorothy (Bernie), Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Clara and Sheila; also nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as his parents, Sam was predeceased by his wife, Edna Reid Hillier Cullen and brothers Art and Roy. Funeral and burial to take place in Cambridge.

10/21/2012 Nova Scotia on Jan. 19, 1923
Cummings Anna Cummings CBP 24/12/2012
Anna Cummings

Passed on: December 22nd, 2012

Anna Cummings, 96, a former resident of Fenton Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay . The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, at a later date .

12/22/2012
Cummings Anna Rita (MacMillan) Cummings CBP 27/12/2012
Anna Rita (MacMillan) Cummings

Born In: East Bay
Born: November 6th, 1916

Passed on: December 22nd, 2012

After a long life filled with dedication, determination and faith which saw her through many joys and adversities in her life, our mother, Anna (Anna Rita MacMillan) Cummings passed away on Dec. 22, 2012, at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S. Anna was a former resident of Fenton Avenue, New Waterford . The daughter of Angus and Sarah (MacNeil) MacMillan, she was born in East Bay N.S. on Nov. 6, 1916. At an early age, she and her family moved to Sydney for a short time and then settled in Reserve Mines, N.S. Having been home-schooled by her father, this move gave her the opportunity for formal education which she thoroughly enjoyed . After completion of high school, she worked in the Metropolitan store in Glace Bay and later at the Co-Op store in Reserve Mines. Lifelong friendships were developed at each location . In 1943, she married the love of her life, Raymond, and then said good-bye to him as he served overseas in the Second World War. Upon his return, they lived in Lingan, N.S., and then settled permanently in New Waterford, N.S., where they raised their family . She served her community by collecting for various organizations, volunteering at local events and quietly supporting several favourite charities. She was a life long member of the Catholic Women's League of the former Parish of Saint Agnes in New Waterford and served for many years as their treasurer. For her devotion to that organization, she was presented with their Maple Leaf Service Pin . She possessed a remarkable memory and was well read on a large variety of subjects. In keeping with her proud Scottish heritage, she attended Gaelic classes in New Waterford and enjoyed singing Gaelic songs. She loved mathematics and even in her 90s could still correct her children's addition during games of cribbage. She could turn her hand to anything and was an excellent cook, seamstress and money manager . Left with fond memories and a sense of gratitude are her children, Sheila, New Waterford, Doreen (Darius Powell), Howie Centre, Cyril (Catherine) Columbia, Alabama U.S.A., and Joan (Rick Pierrynowski), Sydney River; her daughter-in-law, Julie Cummings, Sydney; her five grandchildren, Andrea Powell Crosbie (Basil), Iain Powell (Melinda Kinney), Jonathan Cummings, Ainslie Pierrynowski and Andrew Pierrynowski; her four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Ella, Nathan, Isaac and a 'grand-dog' Muffin. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Greg (Zel) Cummings, Halifax; her sister-in-law, Etheleen Cummings, Halifax; and nieces and nephews . Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1993, her son, Thomas in 2000, two infant children and her sister, Mary (John) MacDougall in 1990 . There will be no visitation. Her funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Dec.29, 2012, in St. Leonard Church on Mt. Carmel Avenue at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. A reception will take place at St. Leonard Parish Hall on Convent Street immediately afterward. All are invited to attend . Donations in her memory to any charity would be greatly appreciated . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford . Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca .

12/22/2012 East Bay on Nov. 6, 1916
Curnew Garnet R. Curnew CBP 10/05/2012
It is with very sad hearts that we, Garnet’s family, announce his passing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney; taken from us too soon by a stroke. Born in Conception Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Gordon and Bertha (Anthony) Curnew. Garnet was employed with MT&T and more recently, Aliant, for 32 years until his retirement. His lifetime interest was camping. He made many trips within Canada and the U.S.A. making many lasting friendships around a campfire. He loved to laugh and joke and watch The Big Bang Theory. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Irene (MacLean); sons, Garnet (Lisa); Waterdown, Ont., Todd (Marzena), Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Bill, Texas; sisters, June (Carl) Godbout, Port Hawkesbury, Sharon Curnew, Sydney; grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, Darby, Tanner, Sydney and Riley; neices, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, Garnet was predeceased by his son, Gordon and in-laws, Maple and Neil MacLean. Visitation will be held Friday, May 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private funeral service will take place in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to the An Cala palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, our safe haven and comfort, would be appreciated. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Help us keep the joys and the sorrows of life in perspective, Lord.
5/8/2012 Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Currie Cyril Currie CBP 22/02/2012
Cyril CurrieA kind and loving heart stopped beating on February 20th, 2012. It is with great sadness that the loving family of Cyril Michael Currie announce his passing. Cyril was a devoted and caring family man. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Teresa Currie (nee: MacNeil), his cherished children Cyril Jr. (Brenda), Barbara Mitchell (Steven), Mark (Wendy) and Martin (Mimma). Cyril adored his precious grandchildren Christopher, Shawn, Stephanie and Brittany Mitchell, Amanda and Ashleigh Currie and special Papa of Rachel. Cyril is also survived by his sisters in Nova Scotia Jean MacLean, Duddie Bagnell, Pauline Leon, Patricia Leon (Joe) and Shirley Bourgeios (Pierre). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cyril was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Matilda (Hall) Currie, his brothers John, Michael and Pat and his sisters Grace Ferrel of California, Agnes Ramsey and Georgina Whalen (Ron) of Nova Scotia and Susan Dixon (George) of Montreal. Friends will be received at the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place privately. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brantford. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donations, condolences and photos are available online at www.beckettglaves.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Cyril in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.Dear Lord he took very good care of us and gave us his unconditional love. Please place him in the palm of your hand and take good care of him for us. His Loving family.
2/20/2012
Currie Connie 'Ma' Currie CBP 03/07/2012
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Connie ‘Ma’ Currie on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Winnie Murphy. Connie enjoyed spending quality time with her family sitting around the dining room table as well as her long drives with her best friend/sister-in-law, Joan. Connie resided on Third Street most of her life and was known as ‘Ma’ to many. Connie leaves behind her four children, sons, Fred (Sheila), Naish; and daughters, Winnie (Darryl Hart) and Michelle (Allan MacLean); 14 grandchildren, Freddie (Tara), John (Cori-Leigh), Michael (Ashley), Darla (Nick), Heidi (Willie), Matthew (Gabby), Naish (Brianna), Deryk (Sara), Anthony, Jeremy, Amber, Fallon (Dan), Mark (Megan), Stephen (Tammy); nine great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tyson, Aaiden, Caleigh, Jaidyn, Nicholas, Miley, Johnny and Eli; two ladies very near and dear to Connie’s heart were Dawn White and Shauna Robertson, whom she considered her “other daughters”; two sisters, Carmie (John Rafferty), Ann (daughter) (Brian Boland); two brothers, Wes (Joan), Harry (Monty); and many nieces and nephews who all meant the world to her. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Naish, daughter, Florence, brother, Donnie, sister, Margie, sister-in-law, Ralphie and nephew, Little Don. There will be no visitation, by Connie’s request. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 4 at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, New Aberdeen, with the Rev Leo Boone officiating. A reception will follow the service at St. Leo’s Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
6/29/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Currie Charlene Currie CBP 18/07/2012
It is with deep regret that we the family announce the passing of Michelle Currie on July 9, 2012 Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Robert Currie, Sydney and the late Marilyn Ann (MacKinnon) Currie. She was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed camping, fishing and snowmobiling, anything to do with the outdoors. She had a soft spot for animals. Besides her father, Bobby (Debbie) she is survived by her three children, Matthew, Kristy and Taylor Parsons, all of Sydney; grandmother, Marion MacKinnon siblings, Robert ‘Bobby’ (Joleen) Currie, and Shane (Raylene) Currie both of Sydney; stepsister, Kelly (Allister) Marsman; stepbrother, Daniel O’Leary, both of Alberta; nieces Allisha and Emily and nephew, Ryan; the father of her children, John Parsons, as well as many extended family members. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her grandfather, Charles MacKinnon; paternal grandparents, Michael and Bessie Currie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held time on Friday July 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the St. Mary's Church renovations fund. Online Condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …. 
7/9/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Currie Donald 'Blaise' Currie CBP 13/09/2012
Donald 'Blaise' Currie

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 11th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of
Donald Blaise Currie, age 75, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel and Margaret
(Sparling) Currie. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family.
Blaise attended Sydney Academy and Xavier Junior College. He was an
accomplished real estate broker, he began his career in the municipal
assessment office, Sydney. In 1965, he joined Armor Realty Limited
and was president until his retirement in 2004.
He served on many boards over the years including past president of
the Cape Breton Real Estate Board as well as regional director of the
Nova Scotia Real Estate Association.
Blaise had a great passion for harness racing and participated in
almost all facets of the sport over the past 40+ years.
Blaise was a faithful member of Sacred Heart parish, Sydney. He was a
third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1060. He was
a lifelong friend to many, a constant companion, a proud dad and an
adored grandfather. He enjoyed travelling throughout the USA and
quiet times at home.
Blaise is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara; daughter, Alison
(Bill) MacIsaac, Halifax and son, Colin (Stephanie), Toronto and his
most treasured possessions, his three grandchildren, Colin MacIsaac,
Lauren and Leana Currie.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his eldest son, Gregory
and his sister, Dolores.
The family would like to extend our grateful appreciation to the VON
Cape Breton Metro for their compassionate care over the past 15
months. Special thanks to Dr. Lisa Gammell, staff of Cape Breton
Regional Hospital Unit 4B, and Dr. Anne Francis D'Intino and staff of
the Palliative Care Unit.
Visitation will be held today (Thursday) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at
T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. KOC prayers to
take place at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday,
Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Anthony O'Connor
officiating with reception to follow in St. George's Hall, Sydney,
N.S. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In memoriam donations, if so desired, may be made to the VON Cape
Breton Metro or An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

9/11/2012 Sydney
Curry Lawrence Curry CBP 25/01/2012
Lawrence CurryBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 23rd, 2012 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Jan. 23, 2012, after a lengthy illness.Born in Sydney, N.S., Lawrence was an avid athlete and educator, played hockey for the Halifax Jr. Canadiens and Sorel Blackhawks of the QMJHL as well as Saint Mary’s University. His love of the game led him to coach at all levels from minor to varsity hockey at St. Mary’s and Acadia as well as Kings Edgehill Private School, where he also taught academics.Lawrence was a member of CPGA for many years and served as education chairman. He began his golf career at Lingan Golf Club, Sydney, N.S., as an assistant pro. He then moved to Brightwood Golf Club, Dartmouth. He was the first head pro at Avon Valley Golf club in Falmouth, N.S., where he was instrumental in the design and development of the course. Lawrence was passionate about the game and shared his love and knowledge through teaching others.He was predeceased by his father, Frank, mother, Florence (Moore) and his brother, Hugh Curry.He is survived by his loving wife, Zita; children, Paul (Renee) Curry, Rosalyn (Chris) Goddard and Lawrence Curry Jr.; siblings, Joanne (Sandy) MacAdam, Maryville, N.S., Linda (Greg) Fraser, Longwood, Florida, Marie (Joe) Duggan, Antigonish, N.S., Frank (Margaret) Curry, Tampa, Florida, Patricia Branson, Halifax, N.S.; sister-in-law, Brenda Curry, Sydney, N.S.; granddaughter, Blake; grandsons, Max, Coen and Gabriel, as well as many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all.Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. also at Atlantic Funeral Homes.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Children’s Wish Foundation or the Maritime Heart Centre. Online condolences may be sent to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.
1/23/2012 Sydney
Curry Patrick Joseph Curry CBP 13/02/2012
Patrick Joseph Curry Passed in: Ontario, CanadaPassed on: February 11th, 2012 Peacefully at Saint Vincent Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the age of 78.Predeceased by his parents James and Mary (nee MacIsaac) Curry and his infant son James.Dearly beloved husband of Ruth (nee Olsen). Loving father of Karol (Derek), Patrick (Leona), Tom and Anita and stepfather to Kimberly and Douglas. Cherished grandfather of Owen, Tanya, Sheila, Gordon, Tyler, Jasmyn and Marc. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Austin, Kylie and Korey.Patrick enlisted in the RCAF in 1952 and served in Clinton, Trenton, Germany, France, Montreal, Torbay, Goose Bay and Halifax in the area of electronics and communications. Patrick attained the rank of warrant officer. He was discharged in 1990. He has received the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, the NATO Medal and the CD with bar.Funeral Mass will be held at the Annunciation of the Lord Roman Catholic Church, 2414 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Patrick’s Life will also be held in Port Morien, Cape Breton, on Friday, June 8, 2012.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.Condolences/Donations/Tributes www.mcgarryfamily.ca, 613-233-1143.
2/11/2012
Curry Patrick Curry CBP 18/02/2012
Patrick Curry
Passed on: February 11th, 2012Peacefully at Saint Vincent Hospital on Saturday February 11, 2012 at the age of 78. Pre-deceased by his parents James and Mary (nee MacIsaac) Curry and his infant son James. Dearly beloved husband of Ruth (nee Olsen). Loving father of Karol (Derek), Patrick (Leona), Tom and Anita and step-father to Kimberly and Douglas. Cherished grandfather of Owen, Tanya, Sheila, Gordon, Tyler, Jasmyn and Marc. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Austin, Kylie and Korey. Brother of the late Earl, Thomas and Mary and survived by siblings John, Ellen (John), Russell (Anne) and Ronald. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Patrick enlisted in the RCAF in 1952 and served in Clinton, Trenton, Germany, France, Montreal, Torbay, Goose Bay, Halifax and Kingston in the area of electronics and communications. Patrick attained the rank of warrant officer. He was discharged in 1990. He has received the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, the NATO Medal and the CD with bar. Funeral Mass was held at the Annunciation of the Lord Roman Catholic Church, Ottawa on Tuesday February 14th, 2012. A Celebration of Patrick’s Life will also be held in Port Morien, Cape Breton in June 2012. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.Condolence/Donations/Tributes www.mcgarryfamily.ca, 613-233-1143.

2/11/2012
Curry Patrick Curry CBP 21/06/2012
Patrick Curry There will be a Celebration of Life for the late Patrick Curry on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. The service will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Black Brook, with the Rev. Reg Curry officiating. A time of fellowship will follow the service at the Port Morien Royal Canadian Legion. Condolences may be sent to www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
2/11/2012
Curtis Meryl Curtis CBP 08/06/2012
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Meryl Catherine Curtis at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, surrounded by her loving close friends. Born in Alba, Inverness Co., on June 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert ‘Rainey’ and Edna Mae (MacFarlane) MacPherson. Meryl attended Argyle School, Sydney Academy and Empire Business College. In May of 1953, she went to work at Beneficial Finance Co., retiring in June of 1994 as office manager. She was highly respected by everyone she met. Meryl had a wonderful sense of humour and wit and always had a joke to share with everyone. She was predeceased by her husband, Warner Curtis. Interment will take place at a later date. “Good bye Meryl, our beautiful friend. You are now free from pain and finally at peace.” Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
6/6/2012 Alba, Inverness Co. , Nova Scotia, Canada Born: June 17th, 1934
Curtis Bruce Curtis CBP 23/06/2012
The late Bruce Lawrence Curtis, 76, of Cape Breton, N.S., died at home in Texas on Dec. 7, 2011. Born 1935 in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Gordon and Winnifred (Phiel) Curtis of North Sydney and stepson to the late Eileen Curtis of North Sydney. Preceded in death by his wife, Annette; a son in infancy; brother, Blaise Curtis of Calgary and sister, Shirley Cox of North Sydney. He is survived by brothers, Bernie of Ball's Creek, Pat of Moncton; two sisters, Bernice (Mrs. Simon Fraser) of North Sydney and Linda (Mrs. Donald Stewart) of Merigomish. Three children, Gordon, Sharon and son-in-law, John Steeves, and Susan and son-in-law, Larry Lausch. Grandchildren, Ismail Martino (Gordon Curtis and Christy Martino) and Macey Lausch. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6 p.m., North Star Inn, North Sydney, Cape Breton. He will be laid to rest alongside Annette at the St. Stephen's Cemetery in Florence, Cape Breton.
12/7/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cusack Thomas 'Tommy' Cusack CBP 19/01/2012
Thomas 'Tommy' CusackBorn In: Detroit, Michigan, United StatesPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 19th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Edward Cusack, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on January 19 after a lengthy stay. Born in Detroit Michigan, he was the son of the late John and Kathleen (MacKenna) Cusack.Tommy was an electrician by trade.Tommy is survived by his sister Mary (Austin) Hyde, Toronto; his brother Mike ‘Mickey’ Cusack, Toronto; his sister-in-law Joan Cusack, Sydney; and his fifteen nieces and nephews. By his side to the end was his nephew, Barry William Cusack who often brought a smile to his face with his funny stories and his silly antics. He will be especially missed by Barry, Sylvia, and boys, J.J and Barry Jr. Tommy had a great memory and he loved to reminisce about the good times with his buddies. In his earlier years, he was an avid hunter. He will be sadly missed by the many friends and acquaintances he had the pleasure of meeting throughout his life.Besides his parents, Tommy was predeceased by his brother John ‘Jack’ Cusack.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 12 -2 p.m. on Tuesday January 24, 2012 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will take place immediately after the visitation at 2 p.m., with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating.Memorials in Tommy's name may be made to the Cape Breton Diabetics Association or a charity of one's choice.May his heart and soul find peace and comfort.Online condolences may be made at our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…..
1/19/2012 Detroit, Michigan
Cusak Margaret Cusack CBP 28/03/2012
Margaret CusackBorn In: Little Dover, Canso, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: September 22nd, 1922Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 27th, 2012It is very hard to face the lingering transition from present tense to past tense with someone you love dearly. For the family of Margaret Elizabeth Cusack, RN that change began on March 27, 2012.Born Margaret Marchand in Little Dover (Canso), N.S., on Sept. 22, 1922, Mom grew up in Canso and Arichat. She taught school for a year and graduated in 1944 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing subsequently enjoying many lifelong friendships with classmates.Mom nursed in Montreal and Halifax before becoming matron of l’hôpital Ste. Anne in Arichat, where she met and married, Dr. Cornelius Gallivan Cusack, DDS.Mom and Dad moved from Arichat to East Bay then finally to 110 Whitney Ave., Sydney in 1959, where they raised eight children. Mom remained at this address until the end, joyfully hosting family, friends and strangers.Mom’s final days were spent under excellent care at the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. This was a fitting setting for a woman who donated many passionate hours promoting and fund raising for Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton. She remained active in this endeavour until a few short weeks before entering hospital in January.Mom was a set decorator and volunteer for ATV’s Mass for Shut-Ins, past president and volunteer for the Catholic Women’s League and a steadfast advocate for social justice. She was an active member, chairperson and instructor at the Cape Breton School of Crafts. Mom also spearheaded projects for single mothers, homeless youth, Loaves and Fishes and was a strong promoter for bone marrow donations.As a parent and grandparent she was watchful and concerned about all of us; freely offering love, encouragement, and the lessons needed right to the end. She lead by example and was forgiving of all.We will all miss the large family gatherings she tirelessly prepared for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren every Christmas, Easter and at other times of year. This will be the first year some grandchildren will not have their Nanny’s Christmas celebration.Mom is survived by her sister, Lorraine Cantlie (Jim); sister-in-law, Ruth Marchand; eight children, Elizabeth Cusack, Anne (Ron) Sewell, Marie (Frank) Nemeth, Jane (Joey) Hines, Helen Cusack (Jeff Wall), Cathy Cusack (Lawrence Denham), Bill Cusack (Valerie Ervin-Cusack), Roland Cusack (Barb Hildebrand). Grandchildren, Catherine and James Walsh and their father Gary, Robert (Katrena) Sewell and David Sewell, Lisa (Kevin) Hopper, Amy (Aaron) Book, and Laura Nemeth, Brian Hines (Heather Morrow), Mark and Jacqueline Hines, Chrisanna, Sarah and Jennie Dobrowolski and their father John, Jeffrey Cusack, Christopher Denham, Brendan and Allison Cusack, Ben Cusack and six great-grandchildren, Kristina and Ethan Sewell, Lillian Hopper, Patrick and Jillian Book and Molly Hines who helped her smile with joy right up to the last day; also her nieces and nephews in the McIntyre (Roland and Mary), Smith (Verona and Trueman), Marchand (Dave and Ruth) and Cantlie (Lorraine and Jim) families.She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius Gallivan Cusack (Connie), her parents, Albini and Marie Eugenie Marchand, parents-in-law, Bill and Bess (Gallivan) Cusack, sister-in-law, Mary McIntyre and six of eight siblings Verona Smith, Dave, Vernon, Joseph, Blanche and Monica Marchand.Mom is also survived by many cherished friends-young and elderly-who are too numerous to list but have our sincere gratitude for their caring friendship.She was very appreciative, as are we, of the excellent care she received at the QE II, the Cape Breton Regional ER, 4C and Palliative Care; for Dr. Mark Sampson and his assistant Rita for their great empathy as well as Dr. Phillip Curry who helped Mom hear to the end.Mom had a good night greeting she used regularly before ret
3/27/2012 Little Dover, Canso on Sept. 22, 1922
Cuzner Catherine 'Kay' Cuzner CBP 02/08/2012
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Catherine ‘Kay’ Evelyn Cuzner who passed away on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Glace Bay Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Rodger Leonard of Motherwell, Scotland and Rebecca MacDonald of Dominion, N.S. After the birth of her second son, Paul, Kay became his advocate and a champion for all persons with disabilities. She was a founding member and former president of the Atlantic Cerebral Palsy Association and a long time board member of Brass Tack Industries in Glace Bay. She served for many years as regional coordinator for the United Way of Cape Breton. Kay was a lifelong member of the Liberal Party of Canada, but held in high regard person of all stripes who were motivated to engage in the political process. Her commitment to public service saw her serve on Glace Bay Town Council from 1982 -1985, being the first women in the history of the town to be elected. Family was at the core of Kay's life; every Sunday all converged in Nan’s kitchen, most often being treated to a big roast, heavily garnished with politics, hockey and life's lessons. One of her great joys was following the hockey games of her kids and grandkids around the rinks of Nova Scotia. She was a season ticket holder at Center 200 since the Cape Breton Oilers first season. She was survived by children, Darlene (Jim MacLean), Rodger (Lynn Hopkins), Charlie ‘Wedge’ (Karen MacLeod), Kim Bedecki (Jerry), Brian ‘Boog’ (Viola MacLeod). Sister, Dolly Milberry, Bridgewater, Norma MacEwan (Bob), Truro. Grandchildren, Terry Brian, Matthew, Rebecca, Jeff, Leigh Anne, Tyler, Mitch, Scott, Brad, Brett, Wayne and great-grandchildren, Avery Rose, and Arius. She was predeceased by husband, Trueman, sons, Paul and David in infancy. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment to follow in the Forest Haven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CAPE adult service center Glace Bay, or to the charity of choice. Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
7/31/2012
Daisley David 'Dougie' Daisley CBP 12/07/2012
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Douglas Daisley, announce his passing on July 10, 2012. Born in South Harbour on April 9, 1935, he was the son of David and Mary (MacDonald) Daisley. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Dingwall. Douglas enjoyed fishing, playing darts and woodworking, but what brought him the biggest joy in life was being surrounded by children. He was thought of as a father by many. He was well liked by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed. Douglas is survived by the woman who was his world and the love of his life, Yvonne. He is also survived by his children, Sheldon Daisley (Jennifer), Candy Daisley (Mark), Trina Desmond (Oscar), Aaron Fraser (Stephanie) and Carla Fraser; grandchildren, Teesha, Meggan, Chester, Kasey, Haley, Caroline, and extra-special granddaughter, Braelyn; mother-in-law, Hannah; special nephew, Lloyd MacDanald (Theresa), special friend, Kenny Briand (Linda); sisters, Susie Dixon (Archie), Melba Asseff (Walter) and many nieces, nephews and neighbours. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Visitation will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall, on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North of Smokey Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
7/10/2012 South Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 9th, 1935
Damude Lucretia 'Teresa' Damude CBP 17/11/2012
Lucretia 'Teresa' Damude

Born In: Belleoram, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Teresa Damude on Nov. 16, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in Belleoram, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertude (Munden) Cluett . After the tragic SS Caribou sinking in 1942, which took the lives of her mother and two youngest sisters, Abigail and Vera, she lived in North Sydney and Glace Bay, then moved so St. Catharines, Ont., where she raised her family and worked as a nurse's aide for many years until her retirement . Teresa and her husband, Gordon retired in Boisdale . She enjoyed doing fancy work, collecting antiques and visiting historic sites and museums during family outings. She was a great cook and baker, and loved family and friends coming to visit . Teresa is survived by her daughter, Mary (Dave) Mackie; son, Robert, Ontario; her devoted son and caregiver, Tim, Boisdale; three grandsons, Ben, Chris and James; and six great-grandchildren. She
is also survived by her two sisters, Catherine 'Beanie' Burt, Glace Bay, and Hattie Francis, Halifax; along with several nieces . She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon . She will be sadly missed by all who knew her . Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Lakeside Cemetery . Donations may be sent to a charity of choice . Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of .. .

11/16/2012 Belleoram, Nfld
Damude Lucretia 'Teresa' Damude CBP 19/11/2012
Lucretia 'Teresa' Damude

Born In: Belleoram, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed on: November 16th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Teresa Damude, 87, on Nov. 16, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in Belleoram, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertude (Munden) Cluett . After the tragic SS Caribou sinking in 1942, which took the lives of her mother and two youngest sisters, Abigail and Vera, she lived in North Sydney and Glace Bay, then moved to St. Catharines, Ont., where she raised her family and worked as a nurse's aide for many years until her retirement . Teresa and her husband Gordon retired in Boisdale . She enjoyed doing fancywork, collecting antiques and visiting historic sites and museums during family outings. She was a great cook and baker, and loved family and friends coming to visit . Teresa is survived by her daughter, Mary (Dave) Mackie; son, Robert, Ontario; her devoted son and caregiver, Tim, Boisdale; three grandsons, Ben, Chris and James; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters, Catherine 'Beanie' Burt, Glace Bay, and Hattie Francis, Halifax; along with several nieces . She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon . She will be sadly missed by all who knew her . Visitation will be held today (Monday, Nov. 19) 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 at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Lakeside Cemetery . Donations may be sent to a charity of choice . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com .

11/16/2012 Belleoram, Nfld
Darjes Maurice Clayton Michael Darjes CBP 28/11/2012
Maurice Darjes

Born In: Ontario
Born: October 11th, 1970

Passed on: November 22nd, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Maurice Clayton Michael Darjes, 42, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 . Born in Ontario on Oct. 11, 1970, he was the son of the late Clayton Darjes and Gertrude Fidgen . Maurice was a community outreach minister for several years. He was always happy leading a service. He had a fondness for the Salvation Army and Harvest House in both Glace Bay and North Sydney . He was a big animal lover, especially dogs, loved the outdoors and was a very unique person. He was a hero to his son, Garry . Maurice had had a rough life growing up. Toward the end of his life, his demeanour had changed toward life and family. He was loved and respected by many people and will never be forgotten. We miss Maurice dearly and we all have a special place in our hearts for him . He leaves behind to mourn son, Garry Jason; son, Thomas Earl Holland; daughter, Santanna Darjes; daughter, Helen Marie Doyle; sister, Marlene Bozack; brother, John Fidgen; fiancée, Helen Chipman and S & J . Visitation for Maurice Darjes will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. a celebration of his life will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home . Donations in Maurice's memory may be made to Harvest House Ministries in North Sydney or Glace Bay . Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com .

11/22/2012 Ontario on Oct. 11, 1970
Dauphinee Paul Dauphinee CBP 04/02/2012
Paul DauphineePassed in: Fort McMurray, Alberta, CanadaPassed on: January 25th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Paul Dauphinee on Jan. 25, 2012, while at work in Fort McMurray. He was a resident of Fort McMurray since 1981. He currently worked for Car Macks, Union of Operating Engineers, Local 955 as health and safety officer.Born in Glace Bay on Sept. 12, 1957, he was the son of Matilda (Tillie Dunn) Dauphinee and the late Omar Dauphinee of Dominion. He was a former member of Immaculate Conception parish, Bridgeport.Paul loved anything to do with the outdoors. He loved to fish, boating, camping, snowshoeing and other activities. His greatest pleasure was spending time in his beloved Cape Breton where he had planned to retire in the near future. Paul was well known for his hospitality. He would find a place for any Caper or Newfie who went to Fort McMurray to help them get a start there and was instrumental in helping many to find work there.“Paul's smile and the twinkle in his eye are a treasure which we will hold dear to our hearts forever.”Paul is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie (Stubbert), formerly of Gardiner Mines; his much loved children, Matt (Ashleigh) and Christina (fiancé, Tyler Baker). He is also survived by 10 sisters and four brothers, Corrine (Mike) Mischiek; Gerard (Jan); Lynn Dauphinee-Dodd; Nancy (Owen) Brown; Omar (Lois); Rosemary (Derrick) MacNamara; Diane (Frank Kilgar); Sharon (Doug) MacKenzie; Donna (Garry Kenny); Marquette (Danise McNeil); Patricia (Ernie) Bishop; Carol, Allen and Kelly Dauphinee as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Betty Stubbert, Gardiner and was predeceased by his father-in-law, Bobby Stubbert on Jan. 31, 2001 as well as his Da, Omar Dauphinee on Oct. 15, 2011.A Celebration of Life and reception was held in Fort McMurray at St. Paul's church hall on Jan. 31, 2012, largely attended by his co-workers and many friends. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Danny Boudreau officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Burial will be at a later date.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any food bank or St. Vincent de Paul Society.“Those who are much loved never truly leave us. He will be in our hearts forever.”
1/25/2012 Glace Bay on Sept. 12, 1957
Davidson Daisy Davidson CBP 24/03/2012
Daisy DavidsonBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 22nd, 2012It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Daisy Davidson, age 72, of Glace Bay. Daisy passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital.Born in Glace Bay, Daisy was the daughter of the late Gordon and Sadie (Morris) Oakes.She was a former member of Chalmers United Church, Dominion.Daisy was employed with General Instruments, Sydney, for a period of time. She also did cleaning at the University College of Cape Breton. She enjoyed playing darts with her friends.Daisy will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda Lockman (Wishie), Glace Bay; sons, Angus (Betty), Dominion, Darrell (Brenda), Glace Bay and Wally, at home; brothers, Jimmie (Joanne) Oakes, Gordon Oakes, both of Ontario; sisters, Mary Snooks, Gertie (Sonny) Mullins, Elzie (Bernie) Deveaux, all of Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, April, Barbara, Brenda, John, Cory, Tracey, Devin, Aaron, Caelyn, Vanessa, Jennifer, Cherise, Amanda and Stephen; 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Phemie Wiseman, Glace Bay and special friend, Joe Murphy, Dominion.Besides her parents, Daisy was predeceased by her husband, Charles ‘Charlie,’ son-in-law, John Lockman, sister, Gloria (Bud) Dollard, brothers, Kenny, Gerald and brother-in-law, Henry Snooks.In honouring Daisy’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, March 26, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Daisy’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the Davidson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
3/22/2012 Glace Bay
Davidson Roy Clarence Davidson CBP 31/08/2012
Roy Clarence Davidson

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: August 30th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Roy Davidson
on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Roy was the son on the late Alex and Ruth Davidson.
Roy was self-employed as a carpenter and built many homes in the
Sydney, Glace Bay area. He was also a journeyman pipe fitter and had
worked everywhere from Newfoundland to Alberta.
He had many passions but his favourites were morning walks at the
mall, swimming, and in his earlier years, he enjoyed many motorcycle
rides with his wife, Marie and numerous friends.
Roy is survived by his wife Marie, of 51 years; three children, Joyce
(Chuck) Nicholson, Rhonda (Corey Lueck) Davidson and Clinton (Tena)
Davidson; siblings, Fred Davidson, Art Davidson and Jean MacDonald;
seven grandchildren, Cory, Rian, Sean, Kelsey, Tyler, Caden, Jace and
two great-grandchildren, Alia and Preston.
Roy was predeceased by brothers, Alex and Robert Davidson.
Roy will always be remembered for his laughter and love of life. His
favourite saying was "life is good."
We would like to send our sincere appreciation to the nursing staff
in 4C and 4D for their wonderful, loving care during a very difficult
three months. Also thank you to Dr. Ansari, Dr. Hewlett, Dr. Wong,
Dr. Harless, Dr. Gracie and Dr. Abel.
Visitation will take place at the Sydney Salvation Army Community
Church, Inglis Street, Sydney, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, from 2-4
p.m. Funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. with Major Kent and Dena
Hepditch officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial
Gardens.
Donations can be made to Roy's favourite charity, the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

8/30/2012 Glace Bay
Davies Prof Ron Davies CBP 18/09/2012
Prof Ron Davies

Born In: Pretoria, South Africa
Born: January 12th, 1931

Passed in: Cape Town, South Africa
Passed on: September 13th, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Ron passed away
peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 after a short illness.
Loving husband of Shirley, proud father of Cmd. Graham (Kim), Dr.
Anne (Dr. Shane Barker) and Jennifer (Dr. Michael Gallivan) and
devoted grandpa of Kieran, Elizabeth, Nicole, Frances, Luke, Roisin,
Kerry-Anne and Jonathan.
A life filled with great achievements and an extraordinary commitment
to be of service to others. He will be greatly missed.
The funeral service will be held at Christ Church, Parish Road,
Constantia on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 2.30 p.m.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Wynberg Rotary Club: Retreat
Community Health Centre and Langa Heritage Museum Projects.

9/13/2012 Pretoria on Jan. 12, 1931
Davis Mary ‘Liz’ Davis CBP 24/04/2012
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we the family announce the peaceful passing of Mary ‘Liz’ Davis. Liz passed away at Sakura House Hospice in Woodstock on April 21, 2012 at the young age of 47. Formerly of Cape Breton, Liz resided in Port Stanley. Beloved daughter of the late Hannah Davis (MacPhee) of Cape Breton and survived by her loving father William ‘Babe’ Davis (Lorraine) of Cape Breton. Loving sister to Lynn Davis of London and sister to Jimmy Davis of Cape Breton. Liz was a beloved mother who was devoted and dedicated to her children Jacob and Kyle Lovie. Liz will be dearly missed by Paul Irwin and family, Chris Lovie and family, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Liz will be sadly missed by all her friends in Port Stanley where she loved living. Liz also enjoyed the time she spent in Kincardine and had many dear friends. Liz was a determined, passionate, brave woman who remained stoic to the end. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas at 11a.m. Wednesday, April 25th. As were her final wishes, she will be brought home to Cape Breton, at a later date. A celebration of life will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Stanley for friends and family hosted by her wonderful friends of Port Stanley. A special thanks to Dr. Hofhuis for his care to Liz during a most difficult time. We also want to thank Sakura House for the compassion and care Liz received. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sakura House in Woodstock.
4/21/2012
Davis Sarah (Williams) Davis CBP 21/08/2012
Sarah (Williams) Davis
Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 18th, 2012

Sarah (Williams) Davis passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the
Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.
She was the daughter of the late Angus Ronald and Harriet Ann Sophie
(Williams) MacDonald.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Herbert Williams and her
second husband, William Davis, her sisters, Annie (Daniel) MacNeil
and Hilda (John) Petrie and her brother, Angus MacDonald.
She is survived by her sons, Blair Williams, Groves Point, and Angus
Williams, Toronto; and her daughter, Elaine Anthony, North Sydney.
A visitation and prayer service will take place Wednesday from 7-9
p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Burial will take place in
Ingonish.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/18/2012 North Sydney
Davis Gerald Charles Davis CBP 29/09/2012
Gerald Charles Davis

Born In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Born: August 2nd, 1926

Passed in: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Passed on: March 28th, 2012

Gerald Charles Davis was dearly loved by his wife and his children, who were at his bedside when he peacefully passed away on March 28,
2012 at his Mesa, Arizona home. He was born in Hamilton, Ont., August 2, 1926 to the late Charles and Gertrude (Devlin) Davis.
In his youth, he was an Alter boy. Later, he served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Aircraft and flying were his
deepest passions. His aircraft career started at the Hamilton Air Club and years later he retired from Boeing as a tool maker liaison
engineer. He also flew and maintained his Cesna 182 for 38 years. He had a passion for Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov novels, loved the
Sunday funnies, and enjoyed the Indy 500. Gerald was a man of strong convictions, who had a wonderful sense of
humour. He cherished his cats Peanut and Mr. Thomas. He was devoted to his wife, Marjory (Strachan) Davis and his children, Anna Marie
(Rick) Raimondi, Hanapea, HI, Arlene (Gary) Sorley, Holstein, Ont. and Gerald (Linda) Davis, Wineona, Ont. Also, surviving Gerald are
his loving and caring grandchildren, Jesse Vereeken, Lana Vereeken, Jotham (Jackie) Sterling, Mark (Erin) Sterling, Tina ( Steve Fordham)
Sterling, Julia Davis, Jason Davis; great-grandchildren, Anna Bell, Sydney, Eryk, Rhys, Duncan and Alice. "Our loss is immeasurable". Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Framboise on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3 p.m., Rev. Dr. Murdock MacRae officiating. Following interment, tea will be served at the family home of Jeanette and Edie Strachan. A heartfelt thanks to the Banner Gateway medical team and Banner Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

9/28/2012 Hamilton on Aug. 2, 1926
Dawe Charles Augustas Dawe CBP 20/03/2012
Charles Augustas DaweBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: February 11th, 1923Passed in: Sydney Mines/Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 16th, 2012We regret to announce the peaceful passing of Charles Augustas Dawe, 89, on Friday, March 16, 2012, in the Veterans Wing of Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines.Born in Sydney on Feb. 11, 1923, he was the son of the late John and Flora Belle (MacNeil) Dawe.Charles was a graduate of the Ontario School of Art & Design and held a master’s degree in education. He was a veteran of the Second World War.Charlie was an artist all his life; he considered himself a painter. He painted portraits, landscapes and abstracts. After leaving Cape Breton to study in Toronto, he then travelled to Vancouver and worked as a sign painter. He returned to his beloved Cape Breton in 1982, where he found constant inspiration for his art.He married Joyce Peacock (divorced), and they had five daughters; Flora Jean, Crystal Falls, Mich., Nancy Marie, Lake Lure, N.C., Roberta Joyce, Lethbridge, Alta., Kathleen Isabel, San Jose, Calif., and Margaret Louise, Crystal Falls, Mich. Charles also had seven grandchildren, Justin, Roberta, Thomas, Ryan, Caroline, Nicholas and Alex; and five great-grandchildren.There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Private memorial will be held at a later date.Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
3/16/2012 Sydney on Feb. 11, 1923
Dawe Francis 'Frank' Dawe CBP 22/03/2012
Francis 'Frank' DaweBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: June 11th, 1932Passed in: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, CanadaPassed on: March 21st, 2012Peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, P.E.I. on Wednesday March 21, 2012 of Francis Frederick ‘Frank’ Dawe of Summerfield, P.E.I., aged 79 years. Born in Sydney on June 11, 1932, son of the late Frederick and Lillian (Perrin) Dawe. Husband of Emma ‘Betty’ (Langley) Dawe. Father of Lila (Dave) Carson, Alberta; Blanche (Sheldon) Morrison, Alberta; Lillian Goyan (Fred Louthers), Lower Sackville, N.S.; Frankie (Lulu) Dawe, Alberta and John (Marguerite), Sydney. Grandfather to nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Albert (Lorraine) Dawe, New Brunswick and Mary Fitzpatrick, Alberta. Brother-in-law of Marion (Mae) Dawe, Enfield, N.S.; Margaret Dawe, Glace Bay, N.S.; Gordon (Elizabeth) Langley, Russell Langley, and long time family friend Leo Ongo all of Sydney.Predeceased by several brothers and sisters.Resting at the Davison Funeral Home, Kensington for visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday in the Davison Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment in Breadalbane People’s Cemetery. If so desired, contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Members of the Kensington Lions Club will hold a Lions Memorial Service at the Funeral Home Friday at 6:30 p.m.Www.davisonfh.com.
3/21/2012 Sydney on June 11, 1932
Dawson Matt Francis Dawson CBP 04/09/2012
Matt Dawson

Born In: Hamilton, Canada

Passed in: Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 31st, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of
Matt Dawson, age 48 of Gardiner Mines. Matt passed away on Friday,
August 31, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney after a
courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, with his loving family
at his side.
Born in Hamilton, Matt was the son of John and Dorothy (Durling) Dawson.
Matt was a member of the Church of Good Shepherd, Dominion. He was
employed at the Cape Breton Post until his illness. Matt's favorite
pastime was sitting around a bonfire with family and friends, good
conversation and listening to Cape Breton music. He gave 100% in all
he did. He was a gentle & kind man and a friend to all who met him.
Matt volunteered in many facets of the community. He was a volunteer
firefighter, Tompkins Playground Committee, Reserve Mines, Gardiner
Mines Community Hall and was a member of the Kinsmen.
Matt will be sadly missed by his parents, John and Dorothy Dawson,
loving wife of 25 years, Lorrie (Poirier); daughter, Samantha (his
princess) and son, Liam (his best buddy), both at home; sister,
Crystal (Kevin Forbes); brothers, Mark (Vanda), Duane (Wendy). He
will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, in-laws and his many,
many friends.
In honoring Matt's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has
taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral
Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11
a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in St. Mary's Anglican Church,
Glace Bay with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. A luncheon will follow
in the church hall.
Online condolences to the Dawson family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Matt's family would like to extend a thank you to all the nurses,
family physician, Dr. Parminder, Dr. Khodadad and especially,
Palliative Care and Dr. Ritter.
Gone, but never to be forgotten.

8/31/2012 Hamilton, ON
Day Norma Day (Henwood CBP 14/04/2012
Norma Joan (Henwood) Day, 66, Bras d'Or passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the C.B. Regional Hospital. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Curtis & Mary (MacIntosh) Henwood. Norma graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Glace Bay and worked at the Northside General Hospital for thirty years. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Bras d'Or. Norma was a very dedicated and caring person who spent years looking after others. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Bernie Day; her step children Blair Day (Debbie), Jonathan Day (Stacey, her step grandson Desmond Day; her sisters Judith Probert, Nancy Henwood-Regan (Fred) and numerous nephews & nieces. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/13/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Daye Cecilia Daye CBP 19/07/2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Cecilia Daye, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in North Sydney on April 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Christina (MacNeil) MacLellan. She grew up in a company house at 9 Forrest St. She lived in Ward 4 for most of her adult life, spending a brief time in Montreal. After finishing high school at St. Joseph’s School and training at secretarial school, she worked at Trader’s as a book keeper. Cecilia loved a good joke, even a bad one – both telling one and hearing one. Her laugh was unforgettable and will always be remembered by those who witnessed it. She would hold company of her children’s friends around the table in the kitchen sharing stories and laughs, playing cards and games and even wagging her finger at us in heated debates. She was truly a “character.” Cecilia was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and ran the Parish Centre Hall organizing events and fundraisers. She was very active in the Northside General Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. She was one of the founders of the hospital canteen, which she managed and did the book keeping for as a volunteer. She loved to crochet and would make baby clothes, donating them for purchase at the canteen. She also managed the Belmont Hotel and Restaurant on Archibald Ave and was actively involved in the Liberal Party, acting as a volunteer and a Returning Officer on many occasions. Her bread and pies were the best as was most anything she decided to bake or cook. She loved to make preserves, making jams and pickles and beets annually for all of us to enjoy. She was an avid reader and loved to listen to music. She liked to find a good deal when she and her sisters would shop. She enjoyed road trips to Halifax and the eastern seaboard. She loved jewelry and clothes and was always smartly dressed for every occasion. Cecilia spent the last two years living at Northwood in Halifax. Cecilia is survived by sons Luke Daye, Calgary, Bob Daye (Debbie LeGresley), Winnipeg and daughters, Marlene (Jim) Smith, Lower Sackville, and Mary Ann Daye (Heather Gibson), Halifax also surviving stepchildren, Margarie (John) Cook, Mabel (Dan) Danby, Mary Pauline (Robert) Verrier, Madeleine ‘Bibs’ (Mike) Spooner, and Cyril ‘Buddy’ (Lois) Joseph and three grandchildren, Jeremy, Nicole and Katie, and her sister Avitus Cameron. Cecilia was predeceased by her husband Luke to whom she married in 1955 until his death in 1980; her sister Mary Margaret MacNeil and brothers Duncan and Stanley. Visitation for Cecilia will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery North Sydney. Donations to Northwood or The Heart and Stroke Foundation in her memory will be welcomed. Online
7/17/2012 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 8th, 1928
Daye Teresa E. Daye CBP 07/09/2012
Teresa Daye

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 3rd, 2012

Teresa E. Daye, 82, of Glace Bay passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Margaret
(Younge) Daye. Teresa was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch #12. She will be sadly missed by all of her friends at Tim
Hortons. She enjoyed her time talking and laughing and carrying on
with them. She also enjoyed feeding the ducks at Renwick Park. She
had a knowledge of information and she knew Glace Bay's history like
no other and she could tell you lots of stories.
Teresa is survived by three brothers, Marty, Patrick and Tommy Daye
and by her very close friend, whom she loved just like a daughter,
Diane Cohen and her daughter, Cheryl Cartrright.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Arthur.
Visitation for Teresa will be held Friday from 7-9 p.m. with a
funeral service in the chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday followed by a
legion service; all from the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace
Bay. Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment to follow in St. Joseph's
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.ca.

9/3/2012 Glace Bay
DEANE DONALD JOHN DEANE CBP 25/04/2012
Donald John Deane 57, Brampton/Glace Bay We regret to announce the sudden passing of Donald John Deane on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Brampton, Ontario. Formerly of Glace Bay he was the son of Viola Deane and the late Douglas Deane. Donald is survived by his wife and best friend Deanna (King) Deane and also his dog Cassy whom he loved. Also left to mourn are his sisters Sheila (Leonard) Lynk, Linda (Tom) McMullin and Diane Hill, brother Robert (Donna) Burchell and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Besides his father Donnie was predeceased by his brother Dougie (Wannie) Deane and a brother in infancy. Donnie will be remembered fondly as someone who enjoyed life and always had a smile for you. A service will be held at a later date.
4/16/2012
DeLaval Raoul Edward 'Ray' DeLaval CBP 31/10/2012
Raoul 'Ray' DeLaval

Born In: Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 26th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Raoul Edward DeLaval 'Ray' on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the age of 53. Born in Barrie, Ont., Ray was the son of the late Maurice and Gladys (Richardson) DeLaval. Ray will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Sherri; son, Troy (Simone); brothers and sisters, George (Bernadette), Betty, Johnny (Georgina), Robert, Gloria, Billy, Blair (Laurie). Ray will also be missed by his mother-in-law, Irene Jones, brother-in-law, Donald (Heather) Jones; sister-in-law, Tanya Jones. Ray has touched so many lives through his 53 years. He will be missed by all his family and many friends. Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by a brother, Bruce DeLaval; brother-in-law, Jack Haydu; beloved pets, King and Taz and best friends, Tommy Deere and Marie Mayo. Ray was a loving husband and caring father. Ray was a hard working, lovable man, who would help anyone no matter what. He opened his heart and home to so many friends and family members. Ray could make you laugh with his corky sense of humour, and his little one liners would bring a smile to anyone. Living in Calgary for most of his life, Ray moved to Glace Bay in 2009 where he met several new friends and coworkers who also were taken in by his big heart. Ray was able to slow down a little and was truly happy in Cape Breton. Ray's family are honouring his wishes. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Online condolences to the DeLaval family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca A heartfelt thank you to all his co-workers and staff at the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority, who knew him as Super Ray. Also a heartfelt thank you to the management and associates at Walmart 3101.

10/26/2012 Barrie
Delorey Raymond Delorey CBP 22/05/2012
It is with profound sorrow that the family of the late Raymond Delorey, 59, of Larry’s River, N.S., wish to announce his sudden and unexpected passing on May 18, 2012. Raymond’s life ended at work, some thing he did everyday with great pride and huge accomplishment. Raymond was a gifted businessman, no task was ever too great, and obstacles were mere subtleties. Raymond’s wealth of knowledge cannot be expressed in words, his thought processes and unique engineering abilities will never be matched. His work ethic something not often seen, strong in body and wise in spirit. Raymond’s career in the construction industry offered him the opportunity to make many acquaintances, many becoming long lasting, and highly valued friendships. Raymond Delorey Dozing & Trucking employed many over the years, with Raymond always the mentor, friend and often father figure. Raymond was a family man, much loved and highly respected. He and his wife Karen blended their families many years ago and went on to ensure the same values were instilled in their children. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Karen (Marsh), with whom he started and ended each of his hard working days filled with love and companionship. Also left to mourn are their children, Damien (Jennifer), Natasha (Keith Pettipas), Larry’s River; Trevor, Edmonton, Alta.; Karey-Beth, Ryan Cashin, Douglas Cashin, Francis Cashin (Meghan), all of Halifax. Raymond was affectionately known as Papa to his grandchildren, Jayden and Kyle Delorey, Morgan, Luke, Owen, and Jack Pettipas. Raymond is survived by sisters, Gertie Murphy, Falmouth; Mary Edna (Dave Avery), Dora (Neri Cormier), Yvonne (Dennis O’Neill), Larry’s River; Margaret (Raymond Bellefeuille), Gentilly. QC; Sister Theresa (Sisters of our Lady of Africa) Ottawa; Rose (Bill Winter), Lower Sackville and brothers John, Larry’s River; Francis (Mary Anne) and Paul (Davida), Hay River, NWT.; sister-in-law, Helen Delorey, Alta. Raymond will be sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews, with whom he had a special bond. Family also left to mourn are Karen’s siblings, Sylvia, Carl, Melvin, Gerard, Priscilla, Myron, Ken, Beth, Dr. Lorne and Adrian. Raymond was the son of the late Frank and Mamie (Gerrior) Delorey, predeceased by brothers, Peter and Joseph. Raymond was a giving man, true to his community and St. Peter’s parish. Raymond never turned away a person in need, no matter the time of day or the size of the task. Much of Raymond’s life was spent doing for others, a true humanitarian. Those who had the honour to be touched in some way by his energetic spirit or handsome boyish grin will forever feel this loss. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at St. Peter’s Church, Larry’s River, Thursday, May 24, 7-9 p.m., Friday, May 25, 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral to follow Saturday May 26, 11 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund, or in trust to set up a bursary in Raymond’s name in support of local students entering in a construction related trade. (Raymond Delorey Bursary c/o Douglas Cashin, CA, 173 Darlington Dr., Middle Sackville, NS, B4E 0H4). Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. Online Condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.
5/18/2012
Delvecchio Joseph 'Joe' Delvecchio CBP 12/05/2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Anthony Delvecchio, 61, on Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Whitney Pier on April 29, 1951, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Marie (Byrne) Delvecchio. At one time, Joe worked for the Cape Breton Post, and later, on the fishing trawlers. He was a member of the Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club and played darts there and at the fire hall. Joe is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Mary Charlene (Woodfine) Delvecchio. He is also survived by his sisters, Theresa (Billy), Sharon (Russell), Dolly (Joe), Joan (Michael), all of Sydney, Shirley, Halifax; brothers, Jimmy (Carol), Johnny (Donna) and Eddie, all of Sydney, and Billy, Halifax; godchildren, Miranda, Melissa, A.J. and Jimmy; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Lorraine Woodfine; brothers-in-law, Wilfred (Debbie), Brian, Sheldon (Lana) and Paul (Letha); numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-great-nephew; great friends, Fred and Chris Boutilier, Helen MacLeod, April (Mark) Lahey and Diane Reid; his cousin, John Michael, Winnipeg, who was like a brother; friend, Joan Best, who thought of Joe as her dad; and by his furry friend, ‘Angel’ the cat. Visitation for the late Joe Delvecchio will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2012, in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held in the Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club, following the service. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
5/11/2012 Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: April 29th, 1951
Denis Pauline Diane (Campbell) Denis CBP 14/11/2012
Pauline Diane (Campbell) Denis

Born In: Main-a-Dieu, Cape Breton, Canada

Passed on: November 12th, 2012

Pauline was called home on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the age of 63 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney . Born in Main-a-Dieu, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Isabel (Locke) Campbell . Besides her husband, Armand, she is survived by her two sons, Robert (Sylvie), Ottawa, James (Caroline), Montreal; daughter, Isabelle (Sandy) Spencer, Dartmouth; grandchildren, who were her pride and joy of her life, Neala, Zachery, Jordan, Hailey, Jaime Hope and Colin. Pauline is survived by her 12 brothers, Joey (Yvonne), Robert (Loretta), Peter (Anita), Andrew (Anna Mae), Victor (Donna), Tommy (Gwen), Frank (Peggy), Selby (Melba), Raymond (Joanne), John Hugh (Colleen), Keith (Roseanne), Garfield (Tammy); one sister, Alice, Lloydminister, three stepsisters, Theresa Spencer, Margaret Campbell, Georgine MacNamara; stepbrother, Jim as well as Armand's immediate family . Pauline was predeceased by brother, Stephen Campbell, sister, Ada Bussey, stepbrother, Gregory Campbell . Pauline's greatest achievement was her role as a mother and wife. She shared with her husband the love of God which seen her through the most difficult time in her life. Pauline will always be remembered for her commitment to her family . Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the S.W.Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow . Donations may be sent to the Cape Breton Cancer Society . Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com .

11/12/2012 Main-a-Dieu
Denney Rachel Denney CBP 31/07/2012
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Rachel Denney, 90, a resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and formerly of Memorial Drive, North Sydney, on Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Manor. Rachel was Born in Sydney Mines, the daughter of the late Effie and Alexander Bonnar. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Rachel was a member of St. Joseph Church in North Sydney. She is survived by her only son Thomas Denney, her grandson James Rushton and two great-grandchildren, all of Ontario, and many nieces and nephews. Rachel was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Denney, her sisters, Catherine Finnigan, brothers, Clarence, Stanley and Andrew Bonnar, stepsisters, Evelyn MacMullin, Viola Fifoot and stepbrothers, Joe and George Gardiner. The family would like to thank Miners Memorial Manor for the care shown to Rachel during the past number of years. Visitation for Rachel will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to Miners Memorial Manor. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
7/30/2012 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dennis Marlene Dennis CBP 25/01/2012
Marlene Dennis
Born: February 3rd, 1958
Passed in: Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada
It was a pleasure on Feb. 3, 1958, that a bundle of joy had come to the world.To all the people that I touched throughout my life, I am sorry that I left you all. I died peacefully in my home. I left my four wonderful and loving children, Mary (Darren), Judina (Lloyd), Kevin (Erica), Flora (Noel); a special granddaughter, D’lorah, her loving companion, Harold Kabatay; godchildren, Plsit, Peter and Gail. She is also survived by her siblings, Charlie (Helen), Jean (Frank), Gerald, Cora (Brian), Frances (John), George (Ginger), Cecelia (Edwin), Steve (Florence), James (Debbie), Veronica, Noel Jr. (Cathy), Annette (Bertram), Lawrence (Sarah). Her extended family, Vernon (Norma), Pamela, Iris (Ray) and Gail (Darren); stepdad, Abraham (Sarah), especially my grandchildren, Nicole, Kevin ‘Kwis’, Kendra, Kyron, Shelby, Kevin ‘JiJ’em’, Kyson, Kenidi, Kydon, Noah, Alyssia, Pacey, Noel; two aunts, Mary Julia and Dolena; as well as many nieces and nephews.Predeceased by her parents, Noel Dennis and Mary Francis, extended family, Norman, John Ducan and Keith.I was a well-known person with a great sense of humour, who cared for the people of my community. I loved basket weaving, bingo, double up, playing cards, computer and the biggest thrill of all was my laughter and an open ear for all.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Family parish. Family have allergies to roses.Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, after 10 p.m. at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni, and will continue until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Holy Family Church with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating.Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
DOD not noted in obituary, used published date for indexing purposes. 1/25/2012 Feb. 3, 1958
Dennis Anne Marie (Woodford) Dennis CBP 25/06/2012
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Marie Dennis, 84, of Glace Bay. Anne passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Anne was the daughter of the late Richard and Theresa (Mahoney) Woodford. Anne was a member of St. Leo’s Church, Glace Bay. Anne is survived by her sons, Tom, David (Sandra); stepsons, Robert (Naomi), William (Denise); sister, Agnes (Andrew) McKinnon; cherished grandchildren, Robert, Sean, Michael, Mark, Katie and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are very special friends, Janet and her husband, Jim Burke and Angela McKinnon. Anne would have been at a loss if these special friends had not taken her under their wing. Their acts of kindness were second to none and asked for nothing in return. Their friendship was cherished by Anne and the family is forever grateful. Besides her parents, Anne was predeceased by her husband, Alfred ‘A.T.’, daughter, Theresa, brothers, Fred, Roy, Raymond and sister, Olga and her very special friend, Fabian McKinnon. In honouring Anne’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care. Online Condolences to the Dennis family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/24/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dennis Anne Dennis CBP 27/06/2012
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Marie Dennis, age 84, of Glace Bay. Anne passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, Anne was the daughter of the late Richard and Theresa (Mahoney) Woodford. Anne was a member of St. Leo's Church, Glace Bay. Anne is survived by her sons, Tom, David (Sandra); stepsons, Robert (Naomi) William (Denise); sister, Agnes (Andrew) McKinnon; cherished grandchildren, Robert, Sean, Michael, Mark, Aaron, Katie and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are very special friends, Janet and her husband, Jim Burke and Angela McKinnon. Anne would have been at a loss if these special friends had not taken her under their wing. Their acts of kindness were second to none and asked for nothing in return. Their friendship was cherished by Anne and the family is forever grateful. Besides her parents, Anne was predeceased by her husband, Alfred ‘A.T.’; daughter, Theresa; brothers, Fred, Roy, Raymond and sister, Olga and her very special friend, Fabian McKinnon. In honouring Anne's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A mass will be offered for Anne at St. Leo's Church, Glace Bay on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Donations in Anne's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care. Online Condolences to the Dennis family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
6/24/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dennis Frances Flora Dennis CBP 02/08/2012
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Frances Flora Dennis on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Noel Dennis and Mary Doucette. Frances owned and operated her own store for a number of years in Eskasoni. She was a well-known person who cared for the elderly and the young. For a number of years, she was employed as a caregiver with the Eskasoni Health Centre. She was an avid bingo player and always enjoyed a good game of cards and got great joy from her grandchildren. A talented crafts person, Frances was especially good with her quill work. Frances will always be remembered for her great sense of humour. Frances is survived by her daughters, Ruby and Stephanie Paul; her grandson, who resided with her, Hugh Paul; her loving companion, John MacLennan; her godchildren; siblings, Charles (Helen), Jean (Frank) Googoo, Gerald, Cora (Brian Sheppard), George (Ginger), Cecelia Kabatay, Steve (Florence), James (Debbie), Veronica (“Jr.”), Noel Jr. (Cathy), Annette (Muin) Bernard and Lawrence (Sarah) Doucette. By extended family, Vernon Doucette, Iris Doucette and Gail Stevens; stepfather, Abraham (Sarah) Doucette; grandchildren, Everette, Francine, Nadine, Evander, Kris, Stephen, Maureen, Braedon, Celine and Seven; great-grandson, Anderson Paul; by aunts, Mary Julia and Dolena; several nieces and nephews; godmother, Mary Jane Dennis and ex-husband, Edward J. Paul. She was predeceased by her grandchildren, Colleen Paul and Christian Paul, sister, Marlene Dennis and extended family, Norman, Keith, John Duncan and Pamela Doucette and godfather Frank Dennis. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Centre and will continue until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com.
7/29/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: September 25th, 1952
Desmond Ruby Desmond CBP 21/03/2012
Ruby DesmondPassed in: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPassed on: March 18th, 2012Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, after a short illness, at the age of 51 years. Beloved wife of Michael MacDonald for 26 years. Loving mother of Barja and Michael. Dear grandmother of Meriyah. She is also survived by seven sisters; four brothers and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her best friends, Annabelle, Kirton and Garvin Herbert Jr. Predeceased by her parents, James and Matilda Desmond. Visitation at Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough, Ont. (416-773-0933) on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. and on Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Private cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
3/18/2012
Detienne Willis Anthony 'Willie' Detienne CBP 25/06/2012
It is with broken hearts, that we regrettably announce the sudden passing of Willis ‘Willie’ Detienne of 180 Ling St., New Waterford, as the result of a motor bike accident on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Born in New Waterford, Willie was the son of the late Damien and Elsie (Wilcox) Detienne. Willie was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Willie had a very relaxed nature and a great passion for taking walks on the shoreline. He was also a great animal lover. He will be sadly missed by his son, Willie (Krista), Toronto; two brothers, Jimmy (Kay), John (Karen); two sisters, Darlene (Charles), Deloris (Lenny), all in New Waterford. Willie is also survived by his partner, Kim Houston-MacKinnon, Sherrie Copan — mother of his son, and by a special brother-in-law and friend, Mergie Campbell. Also left to mourn are several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, a cousin and his cat, Patrick. Besides his parents, Willie was predeceased by a sister, Diane Campbell, two brothers, Damien and Leo. No visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford. The funeral service to celebrate Willie’s life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Interment to follow in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with his parents. All are invited to Calvin Hall for a reception. As an expression of sympathy for Willie, 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.
6/21/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
deVarennes Imelda 'Mel' deVarennes CBP 17/05/2012
We, the family of Imelda ‘Mel’ deVarennes, are saddened to announce her death on May 15, 2012. Mom was surrounded by her loved ones as she peacefully passed away. Born in Dorchester, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Ferrain and Mary (Gallant) LeBlanc. Mom’s passion for reading and learning led her to a career in nursing, graduating from the Hotel Dieu in Moncton in 1944. After raising her family, she continued with her nursing career at the Braemore Home, St. Rita Hospital and MacGillivray Guest Home. Mom loved to skate and was fortunate to do so until age 84. A devote Catholic, she was a parishioner of Holy Rosary parish for many years and a member of the CWL. Mom will be deeply missed and forever loved. She is survived by her children, Michael (Sandy), Sherwood Park, Alta.; Donna (Neale) Morrison, Sydney; Jo-Ann (Bernie) MacKinnon, Sydney River; Paula (Garth) Greer, Sydney; Susan (Tony) Coady, Boisdale; Richard (Maureen), Halifax; Phyllis (Sheldon) Martin, Westmount and Andrew, St John’s, Nfld. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Theresa Dolan, Moose Jaw, Sask. She was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard in 1993; sister, Bernice; brother, Philip and an infant son, Mark Leonard. There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. deVarennes. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, May 18 at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Westmount. Arrangements entrusted to T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Being an avid reader all of her life, donations in her honour may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Library. Additional charities include The Alzheimer’s Society of N.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com. “To the strains of her favourite song, ‘The Third Man Theme’, mom skated her way into heaven.”
5/15/2012 Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada
Deveaux Douglas Deveaux CBP 05/01/2012
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. Leave a condolence First Name: Last Name: Email: (optional) Title: Text: Create a Website Features


Devison Arnold Devison CBP 14/04/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Arnold Devison, age 80, of Glace Bay on April 12, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. Arnold passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. A life long resident of Glace Bay, Arnold was the son of Alexander and Beatrice Sabina (Gracie) Devison. Arnold was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family. Arnold was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He was employed with DEVCO for 35 years; working at #20 Colliery, #26 Colliery, Phalen Colliery and Prince Colliery until he retired. Arnold and wife Josie were avid campers and enjoyed spending their summers at Englishtown Ridge Campground with great friends over the past 19 years. Arnold was known for his generous spirit, sense of humor, wonderful cooking and willingness to lend a helping hand. Arnold also had a talent for carpentry and could build, repair or renovate almost anything. Arnold especially loved spending time with his grandsons who he adored and who taught him how to use an iPad. They will miss 'poppy' immensely. Arnold is predeceased by his parents, brothers D'Arcy (Doris) Devison, Sydney; Lawrence (Gail) Devison, Ontario; sisters Theresa Howley, Ontario and Margaret MacDonald, Glace Bay. Arnold will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Josie, daughter Arnelda, son-in-law Jonathan, grandsons Riley and Connor and many nieces and nephews. In honouring Arnold's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral mass celebrating Arnold's life will take place on April 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, Glace Bay with Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or The War Amps.
4/12/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
DeVito John Carman DeVito CBP 10/08/2012
John DeVito

Passed on: August 8th, 2012

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the
passing of John Carman DeVito, he passed away peacefully surrounded
by family on Aug. 8, 2012.
Carman was employed with the Sydney Steel Corporation for 37 years.
His favourite hobbies included outdoors with his tractor tending to
his garden and spending time at his bungalow in Englishtown.
Carman was born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Samuel
and Philomena (Marinelli) Di Vito.
Carman is survived by his loving life long companion of 46 years,
Louise LeMoine of North Sydney; son, Gordon (Kim) of Bridgewater;
daughter, Sandra (Martin) of Grande Prairie. The greatest Poppy to
both Hunter and Ethan; stepchildren, Ann and Henry and
step-grandchildren, Sandi and Rosanne. Also survived by his brother,
Frank (Pat) of Sydney; sisters, Anna (Cyril) of Blacketts Lake,
Eleanor of Antigonish, Mary of Toronto; sister-in-law, Alice of
Sydney and special friends, Stewart, Jed, Jeannie, Kay and friends
who will never be forgotten, Lonnie, Willard and Dougie.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Theresa, brother,
Tony and brother-in-law, Raymond.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at the
Northside Guest Home, for all the great care and support.
Visitation for Mr. DeVito will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview
Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be
celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at Our Lady of Fatima Church
with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection
Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes
Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.twcurry.com.

8/8/2012
Devoe Pearl Devoe CBP 14/01/2012
Pearl DevoeBorn In: Florence, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Florence, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 12th, 2012 With great sadness, we, the family of Pearl Catherine (Jobes) Devoe, announce her passing on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Florence, Pearl was the daughter of the late John T. and Winnifred (Johnson) Jobes. She was a lifetime member of St. Stephen's Parish in Florence. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She enjoyed Bingo, dancing, listening to music, often breaking out in song, and playing cards. She also enjoyed the outdoors, and could often be found picking berries in the summer. Pearl is survived by her chosen children; son John Elmer (Maureen), Millville; daughters Mary (Mae) Penny, Sydney Mines, Rosalie Bragg, Alberta, Irene (Robert) Bradley, Florence, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Pearl was predeceased by her husband Elmer Devoe; chosen son Melvin; chosen daughters Winnifred and Brenda MacLellan; special niece Rogene McGean; brothers James, John T., Richard, Alphonse and Philip; and sisters Theresa, Mary, Hannah and Winnifred. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A Mass celebrating her life will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012, at 10 a.m., in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will take place in the parish hall, after the service. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.“Our Angel on Earth has gone Home”
1/12/2012 Florence
Devoe Mary Geraldine (Jerry) Devoe CBP 31/05/2012
We regret to announce the passing of Geraldine (Jerry) Devoe, 62, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Florence, Feb. 18, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Norman ‘Diddy’ and Eva (Boutilier) MacIntyre. She was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence. She leaves behind to mourn the love of her life, husband Wayne; daughter, Eileen, Alder Point; son, Reggie (Shannon), Ft. McMurray; grandchildren, Cory (Kelsey), Amanda and Joshua Devoe and a great-granddaughter, Marissa Devoe. She is also survived by sisters, Beanie (Vincent Legatto), Margie Boulter, Lesina (Alex Edwards) and Mary Gardiner; brothers, Tommy (Thelma), Ronnie, Melvin (Laurena) and Ricky, all of Sydney Mines. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Cory, father and mother-in-law, Hubert and Pearl Devoe, sisters, Helena and Leona MacIntyre, Catherine (Kay) Fiander, Naomi Young and Lillian Bailey, and brothers, Daniel and Philip. Visitation for the late Jerry Devoe will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, June 1, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A reception will be held at the Alder Point Community Hall, following the service. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. “When your grief seems too much to bear, Touch your heart, you'’l find me there.”
5/29/2012 Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
DeWolfe Jean (MacLeod, Lewis) DeWolfe CBP 11/05/2012
It is with regret that the family of Jean Marion (MacLeod, Lewis) DeWolfe of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, announces her passing on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at age 89. Jean was the only daughter of the late Donald William and Annie Belle (Clark) MacLeod, Glace Bay. Jean was predeceased by her first husband, Stan Lewis, her second husband, William ‘Bill’ DeWolfe Sr., her half-brother, Colin Campbell, all of Sydney, her grandson, Derek and stepson-in-law, John Hasiuk of Truro. Jean is survived by stepdaughter, Thora Hasiuk, Truro; and stepson, Willam ‘Bill’ Jr. (Brenda) De Wolfe, Sydney. Also survived by grandchildren, Leanne, Jonathan and Jason; four great-grandchildren; and nephew, Norton and niece, Elaine. Jean was a very kind and loving person who took much pride in welcoming family and friends into her home on Park Street. She had a love of cooking and was an avid reader. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice. The family wishes to express gratitude and appreciation for the care given to Jean at LeVatte’s Lane, Kenwood Hall, Harbourstone. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
5/9/2012
Di Fabio Joseph Di Fabio CBP 02/05/2012
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Joseph Nicholas Di Fabio in Fort McMurray, Alta. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., Joseph was the son of the late Rocco and Annie Mae (Campbell) Di Fabio. Joseph is survived by his ever loving wife, Felisia; his three sons, Anthony, Michael and Joseph and his brothers Gary MacCuish, Castle Bay and Norman (Lorraine) McCuish, Sydney and nieces, Michelle Bray, Antigonish, Joanne Menchefski, Sydney and Elizabeth McCuish, Brampton. Joe spent his childhood in Sydney, before attending Dalhousie University. He moved to Fort McMurray in 1977 to work at Syncrude and has made many long lasting friendships in the community. Joe was devoted to his family whom he provided for selflessly. A viewing was held April 26 and the funeral service was held April 27 at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort McMurray, Alta. Burial took place at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Edmonton. Memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
5/19/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: January 29th, 1952
Dickie Marian (Bourinot) Dickie CBP 01/09/2012
Marian (Bourinot) Dickie

Born In: Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Barreck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 30th, 2012

Marian (Bourinot) Dickie, 81, Little Narrows,
N.S., passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at the
Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck.
Born in Arichat, she was the daughter of the late
Marshall and Ina (Mauger) Bourinot.
She was predeceased by husband, James; daughter,
Beverley (Glen) Thistle; son, Bill (Patricia);
daughter, Allison (in infancy); brother, Lloyd
Bourinot and sister, Muriel Peers.
Marian is survived by son, Jim (Elizabeth),
Sydney; daughters, Mary (Ian) MacKenzie, Little
Narrows; Carol (Peter) Wilson, Head of St.
Margaret's Bay; brother, Cline Bourinot, Port
Hawkesbury; sister, Laura Darragh, Bridgewater;
four grandchildren, Mark, Ryan, Bill, Jenna and
two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Aedhyn.
Marian was a long time member of the Order of the
Eastern Star. She was passionate for her music,
playing the organ and piano, teaching music at
various levels in her communities over her
lifetime. She was the organist at many churches
of which she was a member.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of the
Victoria County Hospital in Baddeck. Also,
special thanks to the home care service ladies
who attended to her needs in recent months.
No visitation or funeral by request. A private
family committal service will be held at a later
date.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

8/30/2012 Arichat
Dicks Julia May Dicks CBP 29/12/2012
Julia Dicks

Passed on: December 23rd, 2012

Peacefully on Sunday December 23, 2012 at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, in her 99th year . Julia, beloved wife of the late John Robert Dicks (1994). Loving mother of James and his wife Marion and Cyril and his wife Gwen. Cherished granny of Karen, John, James, Paula, Scott and Heather and great granny of Brigitte, Emma, Ashley, Sarah, Grace, Aaron, Brynna, Shelby, Kyla and Brendan. Survived by her last remaining sister Rebecca Billard . Predeceased by her five brothers and one sister and her brother-in-law Levi Billard. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews . Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery in North Sydney, Nova Scotia at a later date. Julia's family wish to express their sincere appreciation for the love and care she received by the staff over her eight years at Trillium Villa . Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in "Julia's Guestbook" at mccormackfunerals.com . Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCormack Funeral Home - Stewart Chapel, Sarnia, Ontario .

12/23/2012
Dickson Senator Frederick 'Fred' Dickson CBP 11/02/2012
Senator Frederick 'Fred' DicksonBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: July 4th, 1937 Passed in: Truro, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 9th, 2012 It is with sadness that the family of Senator Fred Dickson wish to announce his departure from his hometown, Truro, N.S. in search of new challenges. Fred passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Born in Glace Bay, N.S. on July 4, 1937, he was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Winnifred (Barrett) Dickson. Fred is survived by his wife, Kaye of 49 years, and sons, Colin (Lisa) Halifax, Ian (Karen) Pennsylvania and daughter, Kathryn (Robert) Lee, Montreal. He unconditionally loved and supported the endeavours of his children and their families. As a grandfather, Fred enjoyed playing with and being in the company of his six wonderful grandchildren Daniel, Will, Josh, Katie, Olivia and Matthew. He loved their kind and gentle hearts and was inspired by their curiosity and energy. Fred was a graduate of Morrison High School in Glace Bay, Acadia University BA and Dalhousie LLB. He enjoyed a wonderful active life and was surrounded by good friends wherever he travelled. Fred's winters often found him in the company of sports enthusiasts he admired greatly and his summers were enjoyed sailing on “Canada's Ocean Playground”. He took great pleasure in driving to Cape Breton with Kaye taking in the beautiful fall colours and seeing his Chester garden blossom each spring. On occasion, he shared the privilege of fly-fishing with his dear friends and colleagues and relished in the opportunities to beat them at cribbage. In the later part of his career he was honoured to become a Senator (December 2008) in the Government of Canada. Senator Dickson was committed to working with fellow parliamentarians with the interests of Canadians being his priority. The family of Senator Dickson was elated to learn that the Government of Canada awarded Senator Dickson the Diamond Jubilee Medal on Feb. 5, 2012. Heartfelt thanks to dear family friends and caregivers of the VON whose support and love did not go unnoticed. The memorial service will be held at the First United Church, Prince Street, Truro on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Municipality of Chester, NS - P.R.O. Kids Program for children and youth recreational activities. Condolences may be sent to freddicksonfamily@gmail.com.
2/9/2012 Glace Bay on July 4, 1937
Dixon Alexandra Dixon CBP 16/07/2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Mother, sister, friend and grandmother, Alexandra Dixon. She passed away on July 14 2012 at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Middle Harbour she was the daughter of the late John and Hazel (Dumphy) Petrie. In her younger years she was employed at Buchanan Memorial Hospital as a cook. Alexandra was a woman with a heart of gold, who always greeted you with a welcoming smile. She was a great homemaker and loved to be baking in her kitchen. She loved singing along and tapping her foot while listening to her brother Raymond play at the ceilidh in Sydney Mines. She held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as they also hold a special place in their hearts for her. Surviving are her sons Clayton (Gert), Emerson (Jocelyn); daughter Delores (Dixon) Buchanan; step-daughter Charlotte Cole (Stan); daughter-in-law Nora. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, she also carried a special place in her heart for all her V.O.N kids in Sydney. Predeceased by her parents John and Hazel Dixon; husband John Clayton Dixon; sons Melvin Ambrose Dixon, Patrick Dixon; brother Lloyd Petrie; sister Mary Susan Brewer. Mother will always be remembered by many for her kindness and acceptances. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to North of Smokey palliative care. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday July 17 at in St. Joseph Church Dingwall at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour before at the church with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in parish cemetery Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.  We the family would like to thank the Staff at Foyer Pere Fiset in Cheticamp for their outstanding care and compassion for Alexandra. Also thanking the staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital for the great treatment Alexandra received.
7/14/2012 Canada
Dober Mabel Florence (Delaney) Dober CBP 22/06/2012
After a long courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we have to say good bye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mabel peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 18, 2012, with loving family by her side. Mabel will be lovingly remembered by her only daughter Veronica; her sons, Ray, Gary, Roy and their families; sisters, brothers, 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many loving friends. Mom will be forever cherished and never forgotten. A memorial service will be held at the Berkshire Citadel Community Church (222 Sandarac Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta.) today, Friday, June 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Mabel Dober, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre St., North, Calgary, Alta., T2E 2V6. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
6/18/2012
Dockwrey Dr. D. Peter Dockwrey CBP 18/12/2012
Dr. D. Peter Dockwrey

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: December 14th, 2012

Dr. D. Peter Dockwrey, 64, of Kingsport, Kings County, N.S., passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville with family and friends by his side. He is survived by his loving spouse, Bonnie Elliott and stepson, Jason Covey; his mother, Ardath and his sister, Anthea (Mary) Dockwrey and many, many friends . Born in Sydney, he was the son of Ardath and the late George Dockwrey. He was raised in Sydney and attended grade school there before relocating to England where he attended Barnard Castle School, County Durham and, later, Christ's College Cambridge where he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees with first class honours followed by his PhD. in History. Dr. Dockwrey devoted his life to the vocation of teaching and taught in many university settings in Canada, England and France the most recent being in the Political Science Department at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. His love for art especially drawing cartoons was a lifelong pursuit. Peter did art for the reason that art should be done - for the amusement of his friends . Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and celebration of Peter's life will be held next summer . The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the Annapolis Valley Regional Hospital who took extraordinary measures to comfort and support Peter and his family and friends throughout their time there . Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville . Online condolences or inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com .

12/14/2012 Sydney
Dominic Blanche Dominic CBP 09/02/2012
Blanche Dominic Born In: Florence, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: April 4th, 1925 Passed on: February 7th, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Blanche Dominic after a short illness. Blanche was born to the late Mary (Petrie) and William LeBlanc of Florence. She is the last surviving member of her family.She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Zammit, Toronto and Patricia Edwards, Westmount; sister-in-law, Theresa LeBlanc; her loving grandchildren, Laura, David, Robert, Jeannie, Cyril, Nancy, David Cyril, Katrina and Leeann; her great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her wonderful companion and best friend, Sidney Tobin. She was predeceased by three husbands, David MacDougall, John MacGrath and Andrew Dominic; her son, David; her daughter, Gloria in infancy and her 12 siblings, William, John T., Alex, Lawrence, Sidney, Agnes, Annie Mae, Lillian, Edith, Marguerite, Theresa and Marcella.There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.She will be sadly missed by all her family. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
2/7/2012 Florence on April 4, 1925
Donovan Alexander Paul 'Beaver' Donovan CBP 07/11/2012
Alexander 'Beaver' Donovan

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: November 27th, 1955

Passed on: November 5th, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Beaver Donovan, 56, on Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer . Born in Sydney Mines on November 27, 1955, Beaver was the son of the late Timothy and Margaret (Royal) Donovan. He was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines . Beaver was well known as a handyman, and whether he was fixing a car, or doing carpenter work, he was always willing to help out and lend a hand. He will be sadly missed by his best friends Newfie Forrest and Wilhena Donovan . Beaver is survived by his children; Mathew, Lisa, Jason, Roy, Bryden and A.J. Also left to mourn are his sisters Shirley and Margaret; his brothers Michael, Tom, John, Kenneth, Jimmy, Harold, Emmanuel and Peter, and a number of nieces and nephews . Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Bonnie (MacIntyre) Donovan; son Trevor; twin sister Mary in infancy; sister Jane Rose; brother George, and a number of siblings in infancy . Visitation for Beaver Donovan will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place on Friday, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X church, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, after the service . Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com .

11/5/2012 Sydney Mines on Nov. 27, 1955
Dooley Ruth (Butchie) Dooley CBP 16/02/2012
Ruth (Butchie) DooleyBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 13th, 2012 It is with sadness we announce the death of Ruth (Butchie) Dooley, 93, which occurred at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s where she made her home since 2000; on Feb. 13, 2012.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John ‘Jack’ Mary ‘Min’ (Clarke) Dooley.Ruth was a kind, gentle lady, quiet and reserved. In her younger days she enjoyed music especially strumming her guitar and playing the harmonica. Ruth enjoyed listening to amateur radio operators from around the world and made this one of her pastimes.Ruth was the last surviving member of her family and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her sister, Marge Jennings, Vivian Romard-Sampson and her only brother, William Dooley.There will be no visitation. Service for Ruth will be held at the Richmond Villa Chapel, St. Peter’s on Thursday, Feb. 23 2012, at 10:30 a.m.We would like to thank the staff of Richmond Villa for their kindness to Ruth over the years and for the many people of the community who would always pop in to say hello and make her feel special.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greens Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
2/13/2012 Glace Bay
Dooley Ruth 'Butchie' Dooley CBP 18/02/2012
Ruth 'Butchie' DooleyBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: January 12th, 1919Passed in: St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 13th, 2012It is with sadness we announce the death of Ruth ‘Butchie’ Lillian Dooley, aged 93 years. Butchie passed away at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, where she made her home since 2000. Prior to this and for many years she lived with her nephew and his family, Gerard and Patricia (Mombourquette) Romard, Woodill Street, Sydney and for a short time with her sister, the late Vivian (Dooley Romard) Sampson and late Vincent Sampson, River Bourgeois, Cape Breton.Butchie was a kind, gentle lady, quiet and reserved. She remained unmarried. In her younger days she enjoyed music especially strumming her guitar and playing the harmonica. Ruth enjoyed listening to amateur radio operators from around the world and made this one of her pastimes. She was always happy to report she made contact with the Holy Land. Ruth was a devout Catholic and appreciated receiving communion on the first Friday of every month.Ruth is the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary ‘Min’ Clarke (1966) and John Thomas (Jack) Dooley (1950) of Highland Street, Glace Bay. Ruth was predeceased by her sister, Marge (Ed) Jennings (1972) of California, Vivian (2006) (Murdoch) Romard, Sydney (1978) and (Vincent) Sampson (2004) of River Bourgeois and her only brother, William Dooley (1972) who was married to Jessie Boutillier of Glace Bay. Also predeceased by nephews, Billy Dooley (1961) of Glace Bay, and (Anthony Daniel Dooley) - Vincent Angus MacNeil (1989) of Sydney.Butchie is survived by nephews, Gerard Romard and John Jennings of Sydney and Thomas Romard of Bedford, N.S. As well as nieces and nephew, June Jennings Nuttman of Novato, California, Brenda Jennings Unruh of Yucaipa, California and Paul Jennings also of California. Surviving also is niece, Mary Dooley Degratis of Edmonton, Alta. Donna Dooley and her family of Yellowknife, N.W.T. as well as Daniel Dooley, children of the late Billy Dooley.We would like to thank the staff of Richmond Villa for their kindness to Butchie over the years and for the many people of the community who would always pop in to say hello and make her feel special.Funeral arrangements as directed by nephew, Gerard Romard, Sydney, N.S.
2/13/2012 Glace Bay on Jan. 12, 1919
Dorey Marvin Dorey CBP 22/06/2012
Marvin Joseph Dorey, Primrose Street, Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Dartmouth. Born in West Arichat, he was the son of George and Doris (MacNeil) Dorey. Marvin was formerly employed as a baker at IGA. Besides his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Cory) Forrest; grandchildren, Aralyn, Keigan, Kayleigh and Miyah; mother of his daughter, Wendy Dorey; sisters, Marlene, Carmella, Geraldine, Holly and Geneva; and brothers, George Jr., Dale and Roddy. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 11 a.m., with Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
6/20/2012 West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
Doucet Mark Doucet