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CB Obits Years 2013
Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Notes Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth
Abbass Emily Abbass CBP 12/18/2013
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 14th, 2013
It is with sadness that the family of Emily Abbass, 86, of Sydney, announce her sudden death at home on
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Emily was the daughter of the late Isaac and Materia (Khattar) Abbass.
She was a life long member of Sacred Heart Church (St. Marguerite Bourgeois Parish) and was known by
family and friends, alike, as a woman of deep faith and prayer. Aunt Emily loved her family and treasured
her home and always enjoyed receiving visits from family and friends. She welcomed opportunities to assist
those with less and was generous to many groups and individuals.
Emily was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by nieces and nephews,
Dorothy Cooper, Lou Short, Darlene Green, Rev. Paul Abbass, Louise Irving, Blair Abbass and Melinda
Abbass.
She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Sadie Short; brothers, Louis and Abraham 'Abie'; brother-inlaw,
William T. Short and sisters-in-law, Jean (Louis) and Ebbie (Abie). She was also predeceased by nieces,
Joanne Duplessis and Lewon Abbass.
Visitation for the late Emily Abbass will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 2-
4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will take place at Sacred Heart Church, Sydney on Friday, Dec. 20 at 10
a.m., with her nephew, Fr. Paul Abbass presiding. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Emily’s memory may be made to Talbot House or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

12/14/2013
Abbass Genevieve Abbass CBP 11/2/2013
Genevieve Abbass
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 1st, 2013
Genevieve Abbass, 91, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Jane (Assaff) Abbass.
Gen was a devoted Catholic and a member of Daughters of Mary of the St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society.
She is survived by her sister Naphie (George) Tomie, Sydney and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gen was predeceased by brothers Tom and John L. Abbass and stepmother Victoria.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 4 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating.
Donations in memory may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

11/1/2013 Sydney
Aboud Josephine Aboud CBP 7/13/2013
Josephine Aboud
Born In: Sydney
Born: April 13th, 1939
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 12th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved sister, aunt, cousin, friend, on July 12, 2013, Josephine Elizabeth Aboud, born April 13, 1939.
She was the daughter of the late Mary Aboud MacNeil and Moses Aboud. She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart parish and the Sacred Heart CWL.
Josephine grew up in Sydney. She was so proud to have received her education at Holy Angels Convent. She began her working career at Sydney Credit Union and later left Sydney to pursue her career in Edmonton, Windsor, Toronto, and finally in Montreal. Due to ill health, her working years were cut short. Josephine will be remembered as an avid sports fan with particular interest in the Toronto Maple Leaf and Toronto Blue Jay teams. As a spectator fan, she enjoyed curling, tennis, and golf. She was known by all for her kindness, generosity, and as a genuine friend. For years, while confined in her apartment, she was the recipient of Home Care Services from persons who knew her well and treated her with loving care. Her final months were spent at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Waterford Heights where she received compassionate and tender care from the doctors and nursing staff.
Josephine is survived by her sisters, Sr. Helen Aboud, CND, Sydney; Theresa McKay (Gordon), Beaverlodge, Alta.; Rosemary Wheatley (Phil), Halifax and brother, Allan, Sydney. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Josephine was predeceased by brothers, Charlie, Michael, Joseph, and sisters, Josephine, Annie and Marina.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

7/12/2013 Sydney
Abraham Annie Abraham CBP 1/17/2013
Annie Abraham
Born: October 4th, 1936
Passed on: January 15th, 2013
We are saddened to announce the passing of Annie Agnes Abraham which occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born Oct. 4, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Ana (Mirt) Abraham.
She is survived by her sister, Olga, New Waterford; brother, Joe (Madeline), Sydney; niece, Debora (Ronnie) McDonald, Halifax; nephew, Joey (Tara), Guelph, Ont.; two special grandnieces, Julia and Emma Abraham.
In honour of Annie's wishes, 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, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/15/2013 04/10/1936
Adams Florence 'Jean' Adams CBP 11/2/2013
Florence 'Jean' Adams
Born In: Grand Anse
Born: December 3rd, 1923
Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: October 31st, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Florence 'Jean' Adams at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney River on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Born in Grand Anse on Dec. 3, 1923, Jean was the daughter of the late Duncan and Florence Buchanan and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman and her son, Keith; as well as sisters, Zana, Anna and Rita and brothers, John, Bert and Duncan 'D.J.'.
Jean was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by daughters, Marguerite (Dave), Bedford and Norma (Norman), Sydney. Also, by granddaughters, Kerry (Ian), Bedford, Lisa and Kathleen, both of Halifax and her great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Jean.
No visitation at her request. Funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the staff at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay and Fisherman’s Cove at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney River.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

10/31/2013 Grand Anse
Adams Phyllis Adams CBP 6/7/2013
Phyllis Adams
Born In: New Waterford
Born: August 12th, 1931
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: June 5th, 2013
We, the family of Phyllis Roberta Adams of Glace Bay, wish to announce her passing on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital, with family at her side.
Born in New Waterford, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Alex J. and Agnes MacLeod and was raised in Donkin, N.S.
Music was a big part of Phyllis' life. She was a well-known singer and soloist in the Cape Breton area, performing at weddings, funerals, church services and celebrations, and Rotary Club productions. She competed in numerous music festivals in her early years and was the director of St. Luke's United Church Choir.
Phyllis moved to Glace Bay in 1960 when she married Kirk Adams, owner, Black Diamond Pharmacy. Here, she was a long-time member of Knox United Church, a respected member of the Knox Senior Choir, ran Bible Study groups with youth members and participated in the UCW. She was also a member of the I.O.D.E., loved watching sports and playing cards with her bridge club.
Surviving are her daughter, Audrey (Todd) White, Aurora, Ont.; son, Paul, Halifax, N.S.; sisters, Annie (Wilfred) Edmond, Donkin and Margaret Shepard, Mira Road. Phyllis had seven grandchildren: Kirk Adams, Alexandra Adams, Elizabeth White, Rebekah Adams, Sara Adams, Samuel White and Max Adams.
She was predeceased by parents and husband Kirk, brothers, John Robert ‘Billy’, Johnathan ‘Jackie’, James ‘Jimmy’.
Visitation for the late Phyllis Roberta Adams will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. John Finlayson officiating and interment in St. Luke's Cemetery, Donkin.
Donations can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

6/5/2013 New Waterford
Adams William 'Roger' Adams CBP 5/4/2013
William 'Roger' Adams
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: May 2nd, 2013
William ‘Roger’ Adams, 72 of Kingston passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Sydney, N.S., he was a son of the late George and Georgette (Gaudet) Adams. Roger retired after 31 years as a firefighter with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #98 Kingston and the Greenwood Amateur Radio Club “VE1 VK” and he enjoyed meeting “the boys” for coffee every day at the A&W. Roger loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Sandra ‘Sandy’ Tupper; daughters, Lori Adams, Eastern Passage and Dayna LeBlanc, Halifax; sisters, Gayle (Donnie) Campbell and Judy (Kenny) Jones, both of Sydney; brother, Murray (Sharon) Adams, West Mount, N.S.; grandchildren, Alexander Gauthier, Benjamin Gauthier and Drew LeBlanc and several nieces and nephews. Roger will be sadly missed by his buddy Dakota.
He was predeceased by his parents. Cremation has taken place. A legion tribute will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #98 Kingston. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. By request, family flowers only.
Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Celiac Society of Canada or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448.
Online guest book may signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com.

5/2/2013 Sydney
Allen Glenn Francis Allen CBP 10/31/2013
Glenn Francis Allen
Born In: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Born: November 20th, 1938
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: October 29th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Glenn Allen on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness at home.
Born in Woodstock, Ont., Nov. 20, 1938, Glenn was the only son of the late Frank and May Allen.
Glenn started his career in industrial engineering at Algoma Steel in 1962. He accepted a position with Sydney Steel in 1965. It was during this time that he fell in love with Cape Breton Island, calling it the best place in the world to live. In 1970 he and his family moved back to Ontario where he started as postmaster with Canada Post, working in several cities. His last position was as national director of the IE department in Ottawa. In 1985 he was approached by Devco to create the IE department. He welcomed this position as it gave him the opportunity to return to Cape Breton. He retired as director of the department in 1996. Glenn was an avid reader and history buff. He spent countless hours creating model airplanes, which he proudly displayed in our homes. During his younger years he was an amateur pilot. His love for flying and travel continued throughout his life.
His family and friends will remember him as the man he was...optimistic, loyal, respectful, classy, caring and a true gentleman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Smith) MacMullin Allen; his sons, Shawn Allen, (Debbie), London, Ont., and their children, Kyle, Troy and Shayna, Roger Allen (Anthony Verdoni) Toronto, Ont. and great-grandchildren, Alissa, Keenan, Kailin and Cali; his daughters, Tammy Merrill and her son, Spencer, Andrea (Darren) Bartlett and their children, Tristan, Morgan and Shelby, son, Scott (Sarah) MacMullin, Winnipeg, and their children, Emma and Zoey, and the mother of his sons and friend, Beverley Allen, Toronto.
Besides his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Atkinson, parents-in-law, Jimmy and Muriel Smith and brother-in-law, Darrell Smith.
As he requested, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Glenn's life will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
"The Measure Of a Man"
Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?
These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not - What was his station? But - had he a heart?
And - How did he play his God-given part?
Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Had he befriended those really in need?
Not - What did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But - How many were sorry when he passed away?
These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Author: Anonymous

10/29/2013 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Allen Virginia (Eidt) Allen CBP 4/20/2013
Virginia (Eidt) Allen
Born In: Virginia
Born: July 12th, 1926
Passed on: April 18th, 2013
Virginia Eidt Allen, 86, of Wolfville, Kings County, formerly of Sydney, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at home.
Born in Virginia on July 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Cecil and Millie Eidt. The family moved to the Annapolis Valley in 1930. Virginia graduated from Kings County Academy in 1944 and from the Saint John Hospital School of Nursing in 1948, where she met her husband of 64 years, Lloyd. Together they lived in Hatfield Point, N.B.; Montreal, Que. and Sydney, Cape Breton, while raising four sons. They later retired to Wolfville in 1997.
She was a supporter of Lloyd through his busy medical practice and became a master of all trades. She devoted many hours to community affairs, promoting art in the school system, her church, the IODE and being a volunteer for various charities. She enjoyed her many friends, golf, curling and especially the “Bridge Club Girls” in Cape Breton. After 41 years it was hard to leave the beautiful Mira River, where they spent so many happy hours with friends and family. Virginia was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate Eidt family.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Lloyd; her sons, Douglas (Leslie Dixon), Halifax; James (Judy), Berwick; David (Ronda), Bedford and Paul (Gina Gruz), Truro; grandchildren, Heather, Christopher, Jacqueline, James, Kathleen, Robert, Holly, Brandon and Amelia. She will also be sadly missed by special friend, Nell Wright, Ontario.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Wilfrid, Douglas and Cecil Eidt.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service, followed by a reception will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Orchard Valley United Church, Wolfville (St. Andrew’s United Church), Rev. Gloria Churchill officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville.
The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Doctors Muggah, Merryweather, Rheaume and Burgess, the Palliative Care Service at Valley Regional Hospital, the Victorian Order of Nurses and the staff of Wickwire Place for their care, comfort and compassion.
Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the L’Arche Homefires Society, Wolfville, the Wolfville Area Food Bank or the Valley Regional Hospital - Carey Me Fund (in support of palliative care patients).
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Online inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

4/18/2013 Virginia
Allison John 'Kifer' Allison CBP 8/27/2013
John 'Kifer' Allison
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Reserve Mines
Passed on: August 25th, 2013
John passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late John and Isabel Allison.
John was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas. He was employed with Sydney Steel Plant and later at Devco, until his retirement.
John is survived by his grandniece, Sheila, with whom he resided; great-grandnieces, Michelle, Charlene, Jolene and great-grandnephew Shawn.
He was the last surviving member of his family.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother, Philip, sisters, Amy, Elizabeth and Catherine.
Cremation has taken place at John's request. A private family service will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

8/25/2013 Reserve Mines
Allison W. Ritchie Allison CBP 2/18/2013
W. Ritchie Allison
Born In: Winchester Township, Ontario, Canada
Born: May 10th, 1920
Passed on: February 9th, 2013
William ‘Ritchie’ Allison was born in May 1920 near Dunbar, Ont. To Fred and Mabel (Shaver) Allison. He passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Mississauga, Ont.
On June 29, 1942, Ritchie married F. Helen Stewart. Helen is a daughter of the James Stewart family from Dalmeny Corners. Ritchie and Helen had four children who survive him, William, Toronto; Alec and his wife Marie-André, their five children and four grandchildren, Victoria, B.C.; Greg and his wife Susan, Ottawa; Janet and her two children, Mississauga.
Helen continues to reside in Mississauga.
“He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.”
Ritchie was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Luella Smith of Guelph and his brother, Hartley, Morrisburg.
After graduating high school, Ritchie joined the Royal Bank in Winchester, Ont.
He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941, serving as a pilot in Britain. He retired as a flying officer after four years’ service.
Ritchie returned to the bank and will be well remembered by those who worked alongside him in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. He retired in 1980 as regional manager in Windsor, Ont.
He was generous with his talents, serving local charitable and community organizations throughout his working life and retirement. Ritchie was a family man of great kindness, loyalty and humour.
Family & friends will be notified when interment is determined.

2/9/2013 Winchester Township, Ontario, Canada
Almon John 'Jack' Almon CBP 5/24/2013
John 'Jack' Almon
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: May 22nd, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jackie Almon, at the Northside General Hospital, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Baptiste and Emily (McMullin) Almon.
Jackie spent his early years in Sydney, before moving with his family to Georges River, where he would spend most of his life.
He worked for a few years in Toronto, but returned home to Georges River and spent several years working at the Handy Andy store in North Sydney. Jackie would then spend 20 years as a taxi driver with Stagg’s Taxi in North Sydney until his retirement.
He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Kennedy RN, New Waterford, Marguerite Yost RN, Fayetteville, New York, Beverly (Earl) MacKinnon, North Sydney; by his brothers, Greg (Teresa) New Market, Ont., Robert (Dottie) and Denis, both of North Sydney.
Jackie was predeceased by sisters, Frances RN (Joseph) Long, Loretta (Alex) McNeil, Beatrice Almon; his brothers, Lawrence (Marcelle), Harold and Joseph.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Jackie’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/22/2013 Sydney
Almon LauchLin 'Lauchie' Almon CBP 6/7/2013
LauchLin 'Lauchie' Almon
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 5th, 2013
Lauchlin Frederick Almon, Harold Street, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Lauchlin and Rita (MacDonald) Almon.
Lauchie was formerly employed with Co-op Atlantic Warehouse and Aucoin Renovations.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia ‘Pat’ (LeBlanc); daughter, Paula, Sydney; son, Robert (Evie Wainwright), Dartmouth; sister, Evelyne Almon, Sydney; brothers, Edgar (Heather), Sydney, and Claudie (Lilly), Windsor, Ont.; mother-in-law and best friend Matilda LeBlanc.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rita, at birth, and brother, Donnie.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, 10 a.m. with Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

6/5/2013 Sydney
Almon Mary Maude (MacIntyre) Almon CBP 8/9/2013
Mary Maude (MacIntyre) Almon
Born In: Florence
Born: April 17th, 1934
Passed in: Florence/Sydney Mines
Passed on: August 7th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Maude Almon, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in the comfort of her home at the Miner’s Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, surrounded in love by her family.
Mary was born in Florence, Cape Breton, April 17, 1934, to Samuel and Angeline MacIntyre.
She is survived by her children, Helen (Doug) Shaw, Marcella (Joe) Verissimo, Angela (Sam) Cook, Theresa (Trevor) James, all of Kitimat, B.C., Mellinda Vinkle, Mira Bay, C.B., Karen Almon, Orillia, Ont., Barb Almon, Fort McMurray, John (Jill) Almon, Onoway, Alta., Carl Almon, Vancouver, B.C., and Marie (Glen) MacPhee, Sydney Mines, C.B.; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Margaret Almon, Sammy MacIntyre, Angeline Johnston, Louis MacIntyre, Ann Almon, Tom MacIntyre, Bernadette Finney, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by Momma and Poppa Edwards, brothers, Harry and Elmer MacIntyre, husband, Louis Edward Almon, son, Joseph Almon and daughter, Mary Almon.
Mary will always be remembered for her kind, loving and giving heart.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Miner’s Memorial Manor, or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Visitation for Mary Almon will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Monday 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.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

8/7/2013 Florence
Almond Alice Almond CBP 11/12/2013
Alice Almond
Born: May 20th, 1938
Passed on: November 10th, 2013
Alice Almond, mother, mentor, fashionista, Red Hatter, tarabish player, champion baker and one of Cape Breton’s greatest advocates passed away Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 75.
As her children we are heartbroken with her sudden passing and wish we could have had more time with her. We take comfort in the everyday memories we have of Mom and feel truly blessed to have grown up in the wonderful family that she and Dad made for us — creating memories that will stay with us for life.
Mom was born in Reserve Mines, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Veronica (Fahey) Finlayson.
She married our Dad, Michael, in 1960 and together they had 50 wonderful years of marriage before Dad passed away just two years ago. They lived in Boston shortly after marrying but moved back to Cape Breton in the late 60s to raise our family. They complemented each other well, socialized often and loved to go dancing almost as much as we enjoyed watching them together. Mom often said Dad was the wind beneath her wings that allowed her to fulfill her career and community aspirations.
Mom’s working life spanned more than 50 years during which time she held a number of increasingly senior administrative roles in the private and public sector before retiring just five years ago. For most people the countdown to retirement begins in your 50s — maybe 60s but Mom loved her work too much to quit. Undaunted by challenge, Mom spent the bulk of her career working for the federal government to boost employment in Cape Breton. She worked tirelessly for decades creating programs to train and retrain people, to assist individuals find meaningful work and with organizations to create opportunities for Cape Bretoners. She made a difference for so many people. For Mom, it wasn’t just a job — she loved to see people reach their potential and gave so many the confidence and support they needed at difficult times in their lives. We are and always will be incredibly proud of Mom and all that she accomplished in her professional career devoting her life to helping others.
She gave willingly and often to her community over the years volunteering for countless organizations including the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Task Force, the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities, the Advisory Committee on Queen's Counsel Appointments, the IWK Hospital, Junior Achievement and was the founder of the Arlene MacNeil Trust Fund Foundation.
For her efforts she received many honours: First Lady of the Year, Beta Sigma Phi International, 1995; Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation; the Merit Award for Public Service Entrepreneurship; Award for Outstanding Commitment to Community Service from the Nova Scotia Director General and was one of the top 10 finalists for the Canadian Women’s Mentor Awards. In 1999, she was recognized in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women publication.
Despite a busy career and volunteer life, Mom had lots of hobbies and a wonderful circle of friends. She was the founder and an active member of the Cape Breton Chapter of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed a game of tarabish a couple of times a week at one of the local gathering spots, was a bit of a political junkie and in recent years took up gardening. She loved to entertain friends at home and turned her garage into a make shift hall complete with enough tables and chairs to host card tournaments and parties. She loved to shop and found the search for a bargain exhilarating — a passion she passed along to us.
She was well-known for her cooking and baking. Mom was always making something for someone — our family, the local clergy, a neighbour, a sick friend, or her fellow card players. She was one of these people who could take one gigantic bowl and then all of a sudden on the counter would appear four pies, three pans of squares and a batch of tea biscuits, all before most of us were out of bed. And she made the best pancakes hands down.
She was the most wonderful mother. She was always there when we needed advice or support dropping everything on a dime when someone called. She taught us to be selfless and to see the bigger picture. She was the ultimate optimist who believed attitude was everything. We often said that Mom was the champion of the underdog taking the side of the person most needing her support. She was strong-willed and opinionated (but in a nice way) and you never wondered where she stood on any issue. She could stretch a dollar and ran our home as efficiently as she managed her career. She regularly visited our relatives in Boston, loved cars (especially her current convertible), the Casino, travelling, American Idol and dark rum and cherished her dog Bella, her constant companion at home. She recently opened a part of her home to three international students who became instant friends to Mom.
She relished her role as Gramma and never hesitated to overstep boundaries and dish out advice. That’s why we loved her. Like she did with her own children, she challenged her grandchildren to work hard and give their best effort. She took personal pride in their academic and athletic accomplishments and always took their side in any debate with one of us. It was a rite of passage in our family that each of her granddaughters learned to make their first pie under her watchful eye.
Left to grieve are her five children, Charlene MacKinnon (Kevin), Halifax, Natalie Paris (James), Sydney, Deanna Gallaway (Dave), Halifax, Allison Donovan (Blair), Halifax, and Michael Almond (Krista) Halifax; eight grandchildren, Julia, Sara, Clara, Jarrod, Lauren, Taylor, Bradley and Julianne and one great-grandchild, Lucas. She is also survived by a sister, Nan Murphy (Arnold); a brother, Melvin Finlayson (Pearl); several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides her parents and Dad, Mom was predeceased by her brother, Charlie Finlayson and grandson, Matthew Fitzgerald.
Visitation for Mom will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral mass Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.
We extend our sincerest thanks to Dr. Paul Murphy, Mom’s family doctor for many years, and to the doctors and nurses at the QE II Hospital in Halifax who provided exceptional care to Mom during her most recent stay.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

11/10/2013 Reserve Mines
Anda Steve Anda CBP 10/22/2013
Steve Anda
Born In: Hungary
Born: September 10th, 1937
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: July 18th, 2013
It is with deepest sadness that we, the family of the late Steve Geza Anda, announce his peaceful passing on July 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Steve was the son of the late Karoly Zsofonyi and Julianna Anda of Hungary.
Steve is survived by his brother, Karoly Anda, Ontario; his two daughters, Stepahnie Anda (Chris MacLeod), Alberta, Sharon Anda (Gordon West); two sons, Steven Anda (Meghan Slattery), Scott Anda (Jill Cameron), all from Glace Bay; grandchildren, James, Darius, Julianne, Maria, Calvin, Savahana and Sophia; his former wife, Louise, mother of his children. Also survived by his extended family.
Steve was predeceased by his grandson, Christian.
Cremation and burial will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

7/18/2013 Hungary
Anderson Anastasia Anderson CBP 12/28/2013
Born In: Louisbourg
Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: December 25th, 2013
It is with profound sadness that the family of Anastasia Anderson of 71 Park Street, Dominion, announces
her passing on December 25, 2013, at home with her loving family of five generations at her side.
Born in Old Town, Louisbourg, she was the daughter of the late William Arthur Price and Mary Catherine
Burke of Louisbourg.
For a number of years she ran a small options home caring for people well into her 70’s. She was fondly
known as “Nana Park St”. Anastasia was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport.
She is survived by Michael, at home, who looked after her the past number of years; daughters Barbara
Prince, Beatrice Nugent, Rose (Clarence) Clements, Ont, Donna (Joey) Poirier, Debbie, Barbara Ann (Paul)
Musial; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Price,
Louisbourg.
She was predeceased by her husband James Livingston Anderson (1980); sons Robert (Feb 24, 1979) and
James William in infancy; siblings James, Edward, William, Nicholas, Cyril Gordon, Mary, Marcella, Alice,
Heneretta and Jenny; sons-in-law Marshall Prince and Edward Nugent; grandson Edward Nugent Jr. She
was the last surviving member of her family.
Visitation will be on Sunday, December 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St.,
Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 30, at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception
Church, Bridgeport. The Rev Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary
Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

12/25/2013 Louisbourg
Anderson Dr. Charles Clifford Anderson CBP 5/14/2013
Dr. Charles Clifford Anderson
Born In: Baddeck
Passed on: May 11th, 2013
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Charles Clifford Anderson, 54, in Halifax on May 11, 2013.
He was born in Baddeck, N.S. He was the son of the late Mary Anderson (Hutchison) and Clifford Anderson.
He was a graduate of Baddeck Rural High School in 1976 where he excelled as a student. He continued on to obtain a BSc at Dalhousie University after which he entered their medical program, graduating in 1983 with a Doctor of Medicine. He began his career as a beloved family physician in Cole Harbour and for the last 22 years, he practised in St Margaret’s Bay/Tantallon.
He was a loving husband and father to his wife Donna (MacDonald) of Sydney, N.S.; and son, Cameron. He is also survived by his sister, Shelly (Stuart); brother, Donald (Heather) and their children, Kristopher (Craig) and Jennifer (Donald); sister-in-law, Mary and her son, David; brothers-in-law, Scott (Sophie) and Lorne (Kim) and his daughter, Emily; and his brother-in-law, Rob and his son, David.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mary and father, Clifford, brother, Wayne, and niece, Jane.
To all of us who knew and loved Charlie, he was always the bright spot in everyone’s day. With a quick wit and dry sense of humour, he brought smiles and laughter to all who were lucky enough to be part of his life. At times it may have taken him a while to form just the perfect response; however, as we all know, it was always well worth the wait. He was a lifelong tinkerer, taking part in rebuilding things, always improving on the original. He had a brilliant mind that allowed him to excel at everything he put his hands to. His hobbies included golfing and gourmet cooking. He loved to test new recipes with friends and family at gatherings.
He was a technophile, immersed in aspects of technology including those that the average person could not even fathom. He loved music, and attended many concerts with his partner in life, Donna, with whom he also enjoyed many southern vacations — often accompanied by many friends and family. He never hesitated to share his vast knowledge with others, taking particular joy in being a great dad and teacher to his biggest little buddy Cameron. Charlie was loved by all who knew him and he will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held at the MacAskill Funeral Home in Baddeck, N.S., on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18 at Greenwood United Church in Baddeck, N.S. A private family burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

5/11/2013 Baddeck
Anderson Gilbert Anderson CBP 11/11/2013
Gilbert Anderson
Born In: Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Louisbourg, Canada
Passed on: November 8th, 2013
It is with deep sadness, and broken hearts that we the family of Gilbert Anderson announce his sudden passing, at home, on Nov. 8, 2013.
Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late William and Naomi Anderson.
Gilbert is survived by his loving wife, Eileen (Baker); sister, Mildred (Victor); brother, Philip (Audrey); mother-in-law, Wilma Baker; brothers-in-law, Brent (Joanne), Charlie (Berniece) and Douglas Carter. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Piney and Hilda, and father-in-law, Philip Baker.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 13, 2013, at the First United Church, Louisbourg, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Emily Duggan officiating. Interment to follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Church, Louisbourg.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
"Gil, when you passed away, my heart went with you, so until we meet again, I'll hold your memory close"

11/8/2013 Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Anderson Malcolm Anderson CBP 5/18/2013
Malcolm Anderson
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: May 17th, 2013
Malcolm Anderson of Glace Bay passed away Friday May 17, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Alma (Sharpe); sons, Darryl, Jamie, Trevor; brother, Billy.
Cremation has taken place and burial at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

5/17/2013
Andrews Ross Andrews CBP 2/2/2013
Ross Andrews
Passed on: January 31st, 2013
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, January 31, 2013, Ross Andrews, of Cherry Valley, at the age of 56.
Beloved husband of Brigitte, father of Melissa Andrews and Daniel Brunner (Lisa) and grandpa of Dakota and Krisztian. Cherished son of Val and Lois, brother of Dwight (Susan), Troy and Valerie (John) and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Ross will be missed by family and friends for many reasons, especially for his larger than life laugh.
A Celebration of Ross’ Life will be held at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, Ontario on Wednesday, February 6th at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place.
If desired, donations to the Oncology Clinic at Belleville General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please)
www.whattamfuneralhome.com

1/31/2013
Andrews Winston Andrews CBP 10/15/2013
Winston Andrews
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: August 17th, 1940
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 13th, 2013
Winston, who was a kind and gentle man passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a member of Warden United Church. He was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Brindley) Andrews.
Winston, in his early years, worked for Toronto Peterborourgh Transport, and also belong to the Teamsters union.
Winston is survived by his sister, Mary Thelma Pyke, P.E.I.; and many close friends, especially Audrey and Sherman Buckler and Jennie, Annette, also with the staff of Goldsil Jewellers of Glace Bay.
Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Willena.
Winston loved music, especially Hank Williams, and played the piano and guitar. Winston adored his cats Mittins and Sabastion.
The family is very grateful to the caring staff of 4B & 4E Palliative Care at the Cape Breton regional Hospital.
Visitation for Winston will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services for Winston will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Online condolences to www.pattenfuneral.com.

10/13/2013 Glace Bay
Angel James Angel CBP 3/21/2013
James Angel
Passed on: March 18th, 2013
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the age of 31.
Beloved son of Norman and Carolyn (née Towell). Cherished brother of Kelly (Devin Wilson). Loving grandson of Iva and the late Ross Towell of Ottawa and predeceased by grandparents Harry and Jessie Angel of Sydney, N.S. Dear nephew of Robert (Karen), and predeceased by aunts, Connie Cutts and Brenda Muirhead. He will be fondly remembered by his cherished cousins and his friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Douglas McKim and the staff of the Rehabilitation Centre of the General Hospital.
Family and friends may pay their respects at Capital Memorial Chapel and Visitation Centre, 3700 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, Ont., 613-692-1211 on Saturday, March 23rd after 1 p.m. A service in memory of James will be celebrated in the chapel at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Rehabilitation Centre are appreciated.
Messages of condolence can be made at www.capitalmemorial.ca.

3/18/2013
Anthony Leonard Anthony, B.Ed, LLB, QC Andrea CBP 12/24/2013
Born: April 1st, 1931
Passed in: Bras d'Or/Mill Creek
Passed on: December 23rd, 2013
Len Andrea, longtime resident of Bras d’Or/Mill Creek, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 23,
2013, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born on April 1, 1931, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Jeannette Marie (Gauthier) Andrea, of Bras
d’Or.
Len had his early education in Bras d’Or and Notre Dame High School in Sydney Mines. Following high
school, he worked for several years with the Bank of Nova Scotia, both in various parts of Nova Scotia and
also in New Brunswick.
He graduated from St. FX University, Antigonish in 1958 with a combined degree in Commerce and
Education. While at St. FX Len was a double letter athlete in both hockey and track and field. He next
graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was accepted into the Nova Scotia Bar Society. While he was still
at Dalhousie, he used his education degree, doing part time teaching and later became, full time principal at
Mount Edward School in Dartmouth.
Len began his full-time practice of law in Port Hawkesbury and later established his own private practice, at
his home in Mill Creek. He assisted many of the local residents with their legal matters.
He was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or. He was an avid golfer and long-standing member of
Seaview Golf Club in North Sydney.
Len is survived by his nine brothers and two sisters, John, Joe (Nellie), Rita, Dave (Barb), Elias (Agnes),
Francis, Lauretta (Herm Smith), Bernie, Tony, Fr. Jake, Eugene (Ann); his sister-in-law, Martina Andrea and
by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by siblings, Olga, Theresa and Gabe.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St.,
North Sydney. The funeral mass will be celebrated 1 p.m., Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with
Fr. Jake Andrea, presider. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice in Len’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/23/2013 April 1, 1931
Anthony Louise Ann Anthony CBP 3/26/2013
Louise Ann Anthony
Born In: Sydney
Born: April 10th, 1965
Passed on: March 24th, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Louise Ann (Pitchuck) Anthony, 47, who lost her courageous battle to cancer on March 24, 2013, at An Cala Palliative Care, CBRH, surrounded by her loving family.
Louise was born April 10,1965, in Sydney, N.S., daughter of Michael (Greta) Pitchuck and Mary (Whitfield) Best.
Predeceased by maternal grandparents, William and Stella Pitchuck and Murdock and Florence Romard.
She was employed with Sobeys and enjoyed her job very much. She loved her Sobeys friends who gave her a great deal of support during her illness, Louise loved going for long drives with Brian, along the Cabot Trail and Baddeck. The scenery always put a smile on her face. She could be found watching her team the Montreal Canadiens on television. Go Habs Go!
Louise is survived by her loving husband, Brian; her three daughters, Stephanie (Thomas), Lisa, Natasha (Paul) and her three darling grandchildren, Layla, Dallas and Kenzie; stepchildren, Justin, Brandon, Kristen. She is also survived by her sister, Wendy Pitchuck; twin brothers, Michael and Patrick Pitchuck; stepsister, Kim Best, Alberta; stepbrothers, Robert Best, Alberta, Whitfield Best, Sydney, and special goddaughter, Brooke; mother-in-law, Shirley Power (Max Legge); brothers-in-law, Bobby (Kim) and Blaine (Debbie); many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as her furry little friend ‘Miss Kitty’.
Special thanks to Dr. Glen Worth, Dr. Isabelle Dugas and all the caring nurses on the An Cala Palliative Care Unit who comforted Louise in her final days. To all the family and friends who’ve done so much throughout Louise’s illness, your support, compassion and love will never be forgotten. God Bless.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, March 26) 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 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ron Coole officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

3/24/2013 Sydney
Anthony Vida Anthony CBP 6/8/2013
Vida Anthony
Born In: Sydney
Born: November 2nd, 1925
Passed in: Enfield
Passed on: June 1st, 2013
Vida Mae Anthony, 87, formerly of Lingan Road, Sydney, passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Magnolia, Enfield.
Born Nov. 2, 1925, in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Horatio and Margaret (Cuff) Champion. Vida loved traveling the back roads of Cape Breton, fishing with Edmund, the love of her life or visiting her family across Canada. When she was at home, you could find her in the kitchen cooking, sewing or playing cards with her many, many friends. Her heart and home were always open. May her journey to her new life be as rich and beautiful as the quilts she left behind for her loved ones.
Vida is survived by her sons, Bradford (Mary) Anthony, Edmonton, Alta., Gary Anthony, Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Pamela (Tom) Dalziel, Lantz, N.S.; brother, William ‘Bill’ (Sandra) Champion, Sydney; grandchildren, Janea (Jeff), Alberta; Brendan, N.S.; Jeffrey (Jenny), B.C.; great-grandchildren, Easton and Cooper, British Columbia.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Edmund S. Anthony; sister, Pauline MacDonald; brothers, Melton, Edwin and Howard Champion; grandson, Jared Anthony.
Vida’s family wishes to thank the staff at Townsview Estates and The Magnolia for their support in the last few years. All are welcome to attend a reception to celebrate Vida’s life at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at S. W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A private family interment will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Vida’s memory to Trans Canada Trail are welcomed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Vida’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

6/1/2013 Sydney
Apblett Mildred 'Millie' Apblett CBP 2/13/2013
Mildred 'Millie' Apblett
Born In: Dominion
Passed on: February 11th, 2013
Mildred Apblett, of Kings Court Apartments, Sydney, formerly of Webster Street, Whitney Pier, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit.
Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late James and Edith (MacDonald) MacLeod.
Surviving are her sons, Ronnie and Johnnie, with whom she resided; daughters, Suzanne (Albert) Hussey, Judy (George) Carew and Dale (Leo) Mombourquette, all of Sydney. She is also survived by her sisters, Muriel (Art) Pettite, British Columbia, and Mary (the late Ralph) Byron, Halifax; brother, Daniel (the late Shirley) MacLeod, Ontario; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Millie was predeceased by her husband, John and grandson, Kirt Mombourquette.
She was a member of the ladies auxillary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Whitney Pier on Thursday, 2 p.m., with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/11/2013 Dominion
Armstrong Raymond 'Allen' Armstrong CBP 4/10/2013
Raymond 'Allen' Armstrong
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 6th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Allen Armstrong on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Raymond and Joanne (MacDonald) Armstrong.
Allen loved to fish, hunt and spend time at the bungalow. He was jack of all trades and a master of a few. Allen could put his hand to any task and would never complain. He was the youngest taxidermist in the area and very proud of his work, Allen was mentored by Sylvester.
Allen will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his buddies at the “Garage” and his friends at Chant’s Funeral Home.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his boys, Tyler, Cody and Hunter; his siblings, Raylene Armstrong (Kelly Grant), Lisa (Duane) Eddy, Kevin (Tammy) Armstrong, uncle and godfather, Billy Armstrong (Gerald); uncles, Bennett (Ida) MacDonald, Jackie (Irene) Macdonald; aunt, Florence (Sheldon) Chant; nine nieces and nephews; as well as several cousins.
Allen was predeceased by his grandparents, Doug and Mae Armstrong, Duncan and Alice MacDonald, aunts, Jean Clarke, Mary Richardson and Helen Ryan, uncles, Dougie Armstrong and Gordie Armstrong in infancy.
Visitation will take place Thursday April, 11, 2013, at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating, with a reception to follow. Burial to take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Myatt for his care and compassion over the years.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

4/6/2013 Sydney
Armstrong William 'Billy' Armstrong CBP 4/23/2013
William 'Billy' Armstrong
Born In: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Born: June 14th, 1935
Passed on: April 3rd, 2013
Billy passed away peacefully on April 3, 2013, at the An Cala palliative care unit, attended by his soul mate and partner, Susan.
Born in Newmarket, Ont., June 14, 1935, to Arleigh and Vera (Ball), he adopted Cape Breton as his home after living in Toronto for many years.
He served in the Canadian Navy during the Korean War and Armistice Period, narrowly escaping death when an enemy shell hit and exploded next to him killing his best friend.
He studied art and design in New York City and as an artist and graphic designer, he participated in many projects in Toronto and Cape Breton. His last project was participating in the production of The Victoria Standard in Baddeck, where he worked until retirement.
He could often be seen bicycling or walking around Sydney wearing his trademark dark glasses and red and white Canadian Olympic backpack.
He is survived by his common-law partner, Susan Florian Wallace; sons, Michael (Liz) and children, Elias, Freya, Linnaea; Sean (Erin) and children, Liam, Finn, their mother, Karen and good friend, Creighton Henry and brother, David.
Cremation was arranged by Sydney Memorial Chapel. Tonglen was done the evening of April 3 by the Sydney Shambala Group.
A special thanks to Big Hill Retreat.
Condolences may be sent in c/o The Victoria Standard, www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

4/3/2013 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Arseneau Rosemary 'Grace' (McGrath) Arseneau CBP 6/1/2013
Rosemary 'Grace' (McGrath) Arseneau
Born In: Quebec City
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: May 30th, 2013
Grace Arseneau, 82, of Sydney, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday, May 30, 2013, following a brief stay in An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was a loving wife, sister, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Born in Quebec City, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas McGrath and Helena Margaret Sweeney.
Grace was dedicated to a life filled with family and community. The seventh of 10 children, she particularly enjoyed singing with sisters, Elsie and Florence as The McGrath Sisters. Following graduation from St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal, in 1953 she nursed in Quebec City. In 1955 she moved to Sydney with her husband, Dr. Donald Arseneau, where he took up his career as professor of Chemistry with Xavier College. Grace committed herself to parish and community activities. She was a founding member of the St. Anthony Daniel chapter of the Catholic Women's League in 1960 and served two terms as president; some of her fondest memories included the work she did with the girls group during those years. Grace served as president of Cape Breton Right to Life, was a member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and enjoyed her time quilting with friends. Grace was an active member of the St. Anthony Daniel folk choir and the Friends of MacGillivray Guest Home. Most of all, she loved having her home full of family, music and laughter and enjoyed immensely her summers at the A-frame in Northside East Bay.
Grace is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Dr. Donald F. Arseneau, whose love and care through her final years have been an inspiration; her sister, Mary Elizabeth ‘Lucy’, Sisters of Providence, Kingston, Ont.; and her 10 children, Anthony ‘Tony’ (Linda) Rockland, Ont., John (Jody Aylard) Sidney, B.C., Dr. Donald J., Vancouver, B.C., Dr. Thérèse (Dr. Donald Elder), Christchurch, N.Z., André (Donna), Sydney, N.S., Dr. Mary (Darcy Terrell), Ottawa, Ont., Catherine (Mitchell McNutt), Sydney, N.S., Peter, Ottawa, Ont., Marc (Maureen), Sarnia, Ont., Patricia (Francis Syms), Toronto, Ont.. Grace will be deeply missed by her 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Grace was predeceased by siblings, Alice, James, Frances (Paquin), William, Denis, Florence (Drapeau), Elsie (Leclair) and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Egan).
Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday, June 1 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney, Monday, June 3 at 11 a.m.
Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

5/30/2013 Quebec City
Ashford Lenore Catherine (MacKinnon) Ashford CBP 12/24/2013
Born In: Neil's Harbour
Born: February 10th, 1946
Passed in: Neil's Harbour
Passed on: December 23rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Lenora Catherine (MacKinnon) Ashford,
67, on Dec. 23, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Born in Neil’s Harbour on Feb. 10, 1946, she was the daughter of the late George and Willena MacKinnon.
Lenora was a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Neil’s Harbour.
She is survived by her husband, Dave; sons, Kennedy (Lee), Blair (Melinda), both of Ingonish, Avery
(Sarah), Sydney; daughters, Christine (David) Harrison, Middleton, Sharon (Paddy) Monk, Halifax, and
Felicia (Andrew) Robertson, Hailey Station, Ottawa; sisters, Jocelyn, Lorraine, Neil's Harbour, Verna,
Dingwall, Wanda, Neil's Harbour, and Sheila, Smelt Brook; brothers, Wendell and Everett, both of Smelt
Brook; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers and one great-granddaughter.
Special thanks to all the staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
Donations can be made to palliative care at Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013 at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Rev. Carolyn Sharp will
officiate.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

12/23/2013 Neil's Harbour on Feb. 10, 1946
Ashley Margaret 'Margie' Ashley CBP 7/11/2013
Margaret 'Margie' Ashley
Born In: Wawota
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: July 9th, 2013
Margaret Victoria 'Margie' Ashley, 78 of Meadowvale, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, N.S.
Born in Wawota, Sask., she was a daughter of the late Alfred John and Hilda Gertrude (Garvin) O’Neill. Margie spent her early years in Sydney, and graduated from Holy Angels High School. After graduation, Margie attended St. Martha's hospital nursing program. Later, she married and was the very proud mother of her five children. In 1981, Margie married the love of her life and life partner, Hardy. Together they ventured throughout Canada spending time in Truro, Whitehorse, Fredericton, Alberta and then eventually returning to retire on their little piece of paradise in the Annapolis Valley. Margie loved fishing, watching her resident hummingbirds, enjoying the fresh blueberries from their blueberry patch, and cherished her many feline companions over the years. Margie took great pride and joy in the birth of each and every grandchild and great-grandchild, and each one filled a special place in her heart.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Hardy Ashley, Meadowvale,; daughters, Paula (Eddie) McDonald, Leona Spencer and Joan (Barry) Rowe, all of Sydney, N.S. and Karen (Evan) MacNeil, Eastern Passage; son, Andy O’Connell (Denise Campbell), Hampton, N.B.; stepchildren, Peter (Brenda) Ashley, Yorkton, Sask.; Heather (Dave Billingham) Ashley, Cochrane, Alta.; sisters, Dolena Davis, Victoria, B.C. and Sharon (Ernie) Kirby, Halifax, N.S.; brother, Ed (Martina) O’Neill, Ottawa, Ont.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the Middleton Funeral Home 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448 with Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com.

7/9/2013 Wawota
Assoun John Robert Assoun CBP 1/14/2013
John Robert Assoun
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: January 11th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, John Assoun on Jan. 11, 2013
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Reginald and Helen (O'Dea) Assoun.
John will be sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend, Shirley (Baker) of 44 years; his two daughters, Darlene (Wally MacMillan), Angela (Daniel Boyd); and his precious granddaughter, Hailee. He is also survived by six brothers, Ken (Dorothy), Jim (Sylvia), Louis, Glenn, Kevin (Brenda), Ronald (Delores); and sister, Kim.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother David.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
John enjoyed life and the outdoors, he was an avid fisherman, loved his country music, and truly an animal lover.
In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Kidney or Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as the SPCA.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/11/2013 Sydney
Aucoin Elizabeth Aucoin CBP 10/12/2013
Elizabeth Aucoin
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: October 11th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Elizabeth Aucoin on Friday, Oct. 11, at Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Anne (Roach) LeBlanc. Elizabeth was a devout member of St. Joseph’s Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carol (John) O’Neill, Sydney River, Leona (Mike) Collins, Calgary Alta.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Leo; son, Robert; brothers, William, George, Daniel; sisters, Anna, Mary, Alice, Lucy and Agnes.
Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. The Rev. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. The interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Maple Hill Manor. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com

10/11/2013 Glace Bay
Aucoin Florence 'Sis' AuCoin CBP 10/5/2013
Florence 'Sis' AuCoin
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 3rd, 2013
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Florence ‘Sis’ AuCoin at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Oct. 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Sis was a resident of Richard Hine’s Manor, Xavier Dr., Sydney.
Born in Reserve Mines, Sis was the daughter of the late Jack and Ena (MacPhee) Ling. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Sis spent much of her time involved in activities of Richard Hine’s Manor, and was an active member of Friends of MacGillivray. A big basketball fan, she was affectionately known as ‘Big Momma’ throughout the late 90s and early 2000 years by many of the junior high and high school basketball players and parents throughout the basketball community.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Heather), Sydney River; daughter, Gerarda Kozera (Norman), Sydney; daughter-in-law, Suzanne, Ottawa; four grandchildren, John, Michelle, Denise and Kenzie; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sis was predeceased by her husband, Bernie AuCoin; one son, John ‘Berky’; brothers, Malcolm and John Ling; sisters-in-law, Rita and Betty Ling.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the staff of 4A, Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Dr. Steven MacDougall for their compassion and care given to our mother.
Keeping with our mother’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, MacGillivray Guest Home and Palliative Care Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

10/3/2013 Reserve Mines
Aucoin Hélène Aucoin Inverness Oran 11/20/2013
Hélène Aucoin, 87, Cheticamp, passed away November 7th, 2013 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Patrick P. and Marie Anne
(LeFort) Roach. Our mother was devoted to her family first and foremost. She enjoyed rug hooking and playing cards. Hélène enjoyed going for a drive and appreciated the simple things in life. In years past she enjoyed going to dances at La Salle des Retraites. She loved when her grandchildren would visit and made everyone feel welcome in her home. She is survived by sons Marcel Aucoin (JoHanne), Halifax; Gerard Aucoin (Gloria), Cheticamp; daughters Jeannine Aucoin (Michel), St. Lazare, Que.; Geraldine Bourgeois (Leonard), Cheticamp; Annette Aucoin, Sydney; brother Paul Roach (Amélia), Plateau; sisters Marie Adèle Poirier and Maria Dodge (John), both of Cheticamp; grandchildren Julie Cormier, Louise Meilleur-Cormier, Tammy Aucoin, Melissa Aucoin, Andrea Aucoin, Marc Bourgeois, Nicole Bourgeois, Natalie Rozon; great-grandchildren Julien LeBlanc, Marion Thouvenin, Anthony Meilleur, Cédrick Meilleur, William Cresswell, Hélène Cresswell, Fréderique Meunier, and Emma Oakley.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph E.
Aucoin; son Gerard in infancy; daughter Marie in infancy; great-granddaughters Lori-Jade Meilleur-Cormier and Mélanie LeBlanc; brother Alphonse Roach. The body was cremated. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at
10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp.
Burial was in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Condolences may be sent to:
cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

11/7/2013 Cheticamp
Aucoin Jerome 'Jerry' William Aucoin CBP 9/17/2013
Jerome 'Jerry' Aucoin
Born In: Terre Noire
Passed in: Cheticamp
Passed on: September 15th, 2013
Jerome 'Jerry' William Aucoin, 78, of St. Joseph du Moine, Inverness Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters and siblings at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cheticamp on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
Dad was born in Terre Noire; he was the son of the late George and Marie Aucoin. He was an incredibly kind hearted, generous, protective and loving father and grandfather. Dad always maintained a positive attitude in the face of adversity and he was a pillar of strength. He had a love for life and was an active member of the communities of St. Joseph du Moine and Cheticamp. He always said there was "No place like home."
For many years, Dad had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the St. Joseph du Moine Volunteer fire department.
Dad served with the Royal Canadian Navy in the Korean War, where he proudly worked as a cook. He also worked in construction in Waltham, Mass. And finally he worked as a talented mason. Dad was a hard worker and excelled at creating works of art with stones.
Dad's passion was singing and he loved attending talent night at the Doryman Tavern. He also enjoyed a great game of crib. He was a sharp player who loved to skunk his crib buddy, Uncle Bernie, as often as he could. Dad was also an avid sports fan. He once enjoyed coaching the NDA high school hockey team. He cheered on his favourite teams, the Yankees, the Patriots, the Eskimos and of course his beloved Detroit Red Wings.
Dad is survived by daughters, Janice, Brenda (Chuck) Carter, Lucille (Kevin) Macquarrie; he was cherished by his grandchildren, Jeremy, Mary Beth, William, Noah and Ava, all of Halifax. The kids always had good times with Pepère otherwise known as "Peeps". He is fondly remembered by his siblings, Nora, Sister Ann, George (Rita), Harriet, Wilfred (Donna), Arthur, Theodore (Annette); many nephews, nieces and friends.
Besides his parents, Dad was predeceased by his wife, Marie Hilda and his brother, John.
We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Harbourview Veteran's Facility in Sydney Mines. During his stay there, Dad was able to form close friendships with fellow residents and members of the staff. We also wish to thank the compassionate staff of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cheticamp, who were very comforting to our family during this difficult time.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Cheticamp Funeral Home, Cheticamp. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph du Moine. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to La Paroisse Saint-Joseph, the Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

9/15/2013 Terre Noire
Aucoin John William Aucoin CBP 2/22/2013
John William Aucoin
Passed on: February 20th, 2013
John William Aucoin (Papa John) quietly passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at Taigh Na Mara.
John spent time in the military, serving overseas in the Second World War, and had a long career as a miner following his service.
He is survived by his loving wife, Abigail (Milley) Aucoin; his son, William (Donna) Aucoin; grandsons, Blake (Nancy) Aucoin, Noel, Nova Scotia, Brent (Sharon) Aucoin, Reserve, Derrick (MaryAnn) Aucoin, Donkin; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by a son, John Edward, four brothers and three sisters.
John had a strong love for music and was skilled in numerous musical instruments. He will be greatly missed by all.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Celebration of his life will take place at St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin, on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chris Matheson officiating. Burial at later date in parish cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff at the Taigh Na Mara for their care and love for John. As well special thanks to Debbie Boutilier, VON, and Sharon Butler, RN.
Papa John, we will miss you. You will forever be in our hearts.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com.

2/20/2013
Aucoin thel 'Yvonne' Aucoin CBP 4/17/2013
Ethel 'Yvonne' Aucoin
Born In: Grand Etang
Born: February 22nd, 1927
Passed on: April 14th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Ethel Yvonne Aucoin, at the age of 86, on Saturday, April 14, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Chéticamp surrounded by loved ones.
Born Feb. 22, 1927 and native of Grand-Étang, she was the daughter of Ernest (à Edouard) and Marie Hélène Chiasson. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Noël Aucoin and special companion of the late Simon LeBlanc.
She leaves behind sons, Yvon (Donalda), Clifford (Frances), Gelasse (Wilfredine), Laurent, Wayne (Tesia) and Emile (Jennifer); daughters, Linda (Michel), Annie Blanche (Vince), Odile (Jerry) and Della; brothers, Joseph (Laurette) and Marcel (Laurette); sisters, Margaret Ramard, Lucy Jane Aucoin (Joseph Henri) and Therese Roach. Her 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who all loved her dearly and will cherish fond memories of their Mémére. As well, she will be greatly missed by many special nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband, Joseph Noël Aucoin and companion, Simon LeBlanc; son, Robert; daughter, Noella; grandchildren, Doreen and Kenneth; brothers, Félix and Daniel; sister, Stella. Also twins siblings, Stella Elizabeth and Pierre Joseph during infancy.
Our mother will also be missed by her close circle of friends as well as her family of friends at her current residence at the Bellevue Apartments in Grand-Étang. She was known for her kind heart and her door which was always open, always room for one more, no matter what occasion. To know her was to love her. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends and loved reunions with music, fun and lots of laughs. She enjoyed hooking rugs, sewing, crafts and playing cards. Even though she had suffered many difficult days, she was very strong and had much faith. She always found a way to look on the positive side and had a good attitude of life. We will all miss her incredible smile, which will be embedded in our hearts forever.
She was a member of St. Joseph's parish in Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, Les Dames de Sainte Anne and the Nouveaux Horizons St. Joseph (Seniors Club).
Visitation will take place Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at the St. Joseph Church in Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. Fr. Daniel Deveau officiating.
Donations can be made to St. Joseph's Parish or the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.
Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

4/14/2013 Grand Etang
AUSTIN AUSTIN Haverstock Fumeral Home 11/12/2013
AUSTIN, Karlsson Helgi -79, Whycocomagh, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Born in Whycocomagh on May 19, 1934, he was a son of the late Robert and Ellen (Karlsson) Austin.
Surviving are son, Korey, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Nathaniel and Alexis Ruth, Dartmouth; sisters, Mary Matheson, Lee Landmeyer, Ingrid Gillis and Annie MacKenzie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Smith); sons, Barry and Paul; brothers, Robert and Maurice; sister, Berta.
Visitation will be from 1-3:30 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 3:30 p.m. both on Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Graveside service will follow in Stewartdale Cemetery. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com

11/10/2013 Whycocomagh
Axworthy Margaret `Vi`(Martell) Axworthy CBP 10/19/2013
MARGARET 'VI' (MARTELL) AXWORTHY
Born In: Rockdale
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 16th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Vi Axworthy at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
Born in Rockdale, Richmond County.
Vi was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan, she enjoyed bowling, darts and playing cards with her friends at the Pensioners Club in the Pier. She
will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Vi is survived by her loving family, Bill (Holly), Daniel (Donna), Joe (Florence), Charlie, Peter (Terri), Ella (Stewart) Fitzgerald, Rick (Marg) and Alvin (Debbie), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Joe (Muriel) Martell, Louisdale.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Axworthy; sister, Ella; daughter, Jeanette and grandson, Nigel.
A special thank you to Russel Carroll for all the help and support over the years. Many thanks to the nurses of 4C, CBRH, Home Care and
the CNIB.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in the
funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

10/16/2013 Rockdale, Richmond County. CBI
Bailey James Bailey CBP 12/20/2013
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: November 14th, 1920
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: December 19th, 2013
It is with saddened heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather,
great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, James Guy Bailey, on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the
Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines on Nov. 14, 1920, he was the son of the late George Frederick and Elizabeth
(Parsons) Bailey. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. He was the last surviving
member of a family of seventeen.
James Guy Bailey was a veteran of the Second World War, serving five years overseas in Italy, Sicily,
Ortona, France, Belgium, Holland and England. He also signed up for Japan before the war ended. He was
honoured with eight medals; The Canadian Volunteer Medal and Clasp, The 1939-1945 Star, The France
and Germany Star, The Dutch Freedom Medal in 2006, The Canadian 250 Medal, The Defence Medal, and
The Meritorious Medal with Palm Leaf. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 008,
Sydney Mines.
After coming home from overseas, he was a Staff Sergeant Instructor of the R.C.A. artillery training in
North Sydney and Aldershot. He also sailed on the Great Lakes, and drove Vets Taxi for many years. He
owned and operated two small grocery stores in Sydney Mines. He worked at the Nova Scotia Liquor
Commission for 19 years, until his retirement.
Over the years, he enjoyed horse races, fishing, and many drives in the truck with his son, Kevin. He had a
great talent for playing the accordion and the harmonica. We had him for so long, and he will be missed by
all those who loved him. He was energetic up to his death.
He is survived by his loving, wonderful wife of 68 years, Jessie (Childs) Bailey. Also left to mourn are his
five children, Elizabeth Swan, Elaine Boutilier (Joseph), Lawrence Bailey (Yvonne), Kevin Bailey, and Debbie
Pyke (Gary), 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; son-in-law, Austin
Kendall; many nieces and nephews and many wonderful brothers and sisters-in-law, originating from
Newfoundland.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest son, James Guy 'Butch' Bailey Jr. (Lillian); his
daughter, Patty Kendall and grandson, James Bailey; brothers, Fred, Bill, Arthur, Cecil, Ben, Edwin, Ernest,
Charles, Stanley, Walter and David and sisters, Margaret, Evelyn, Catherine, Thelma and Lillian.
A special thank you Dr. Michel McKeough and Louise for their long time excellent care.
Visitation for the late James Guy Bailey will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney
Mines, today (Friday, Dec. 20, 2013) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at
11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. A
reception will take place in Grandy Hall, after the service.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Trinity Anglican Church Fund, or a charity of one’s
choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
A greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for a friend.
John 15:13dolen

12/19/2013 Sydney Mines on Nov. 14, 1920
Baldwin David Baldwin CBP 5/2/2013
David Baldwin
Passed on: April 29th, 2013
David Louis Baldwin, 83, Blenheim, Ont., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, located in North Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S.
David moved to Cape Breton in 2010 to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He attended St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
He was a loving husband and friend to Margaret Baldwin and could always make her laugh. David was extremely proud of his family, Dean Baldwin and his wife Joanne, David Jr. Baldwin, Dawn Levangie and her husband Mike. He idolized his grandchildren, Spencer and Samantha Baldwin, Taylor Baldwin and Kaitlyn and Bailey Levangie.
Predeceased by his parents, Louis Dana and Kathleen Mary Baldwin and sister and brother-in-law, Kitty and Bob Burk.
David lived most of his life in Blenheim where he touched many lives. He was passionate about coaching young people in baseball and hockey. He established the Blenheim Golden Blades in 1965. Days before his passing he was reminiscing about the hockey days, saying, “those were good times.” That passion later turned towards sailing, where he won many races on Lake Erie in Canada and the U.S. He was an honorary member of Lakeside, Edgewater and Cleveland yachting clubs in Ohio. He initiated the St. Anne’s Regatta in Erieau to encourage keel sailboats from Ohio to come to Erieau. Later he incorporated the “Powder Puff” race to encourage women to race keel sailboats.
David was a loving husband, father and friend to all. We will miss his smile and laughter; but remember a man who made a difference.
At his request, cremation has taken place.
On June 15, 2013, David will cross the finish line one last time, where we will have a celebration of life on his son Dean's sailboat, the Morgan "D", for a final farewell.
“The history of our grandpa is remembered in our laughter. It is in us that his life and memory continues, and it is in us that his history becomes future.”
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Condolences to www.wjdooley.com.

4/29/2013
Balmas Patricia 'Trish' (Moore) Balmas CBP 6/13/2013
Patricia 'Trish' (Moore) Balmas
Born In: Whitney Pier
Born: April 23rd, 1944
Passed on: June 12th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Patricia ‘Trish’ Balmas, who passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Whitney Pier, Trish was the daughter of the late Michael and Cecilia (MacDonald) Moore.
Trish is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Darryl (Sandra), Bradley (Melanie) and Frankie (Christa); and grandchildren, Brett, Mitchell, Kenzie, Ryan, Rachael and Rebecca. She is also survived by sisters, Clara (Terrance McCarron), Carol (Lincoln MacPhee) and Colleen (Michael MacPherson); brothers, Terry (Mary), Brian (Catherine), and Keith; as well as sisters-in-law, Diane Moore and Rosie (Albert Oursen).
Besides her parents, Trish was predeceased by her brothers, Kenny and Gregory and sister, Michelle.
Trish’s greatest asset was her family who she truly adored and in return she was loved and admired by all. Trish lived a life of giving and caring for others and there was no limit to her kindness. She will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews for her motherly guidance and support that will carry on throughout their lives.
Also left to mourn Trish’s passing is Albert and Derrick Dupe and the staff of Master Meats where she worked for 32 years, people whom she considered her second family.
Visitation for the late Patricia ‘Trish’ Balmas will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, June 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Trish can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Care Patient Fund.
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.

6/12/2013 Whitney Pier
Baretta Lui Baretta CBP 9/28/2013
Lui Baretta
Born: August 10th, 1931
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: September 26th, 2013
It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Lui on September 26, 2013 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with family at his side.
Lui was a quiet family man who cherished his wife and children and a close circle of friends. As a young man, Lui joined the Canadian Air Force serving his tour of duty in Germany. While in the Air Force, he struck up a friendship with Greg Larade from New Waterford. Upon their completion of air force service, they came back to Cape Breton to start up an egg business which Lui was involved with for a number of years. After leaving the egg business, Lui started doing carpentry work and soon became an independent carpenter building homes for clients in the Glace Bay area. Over the 40 years Lui worked this trade, he became well respected and sought after for his fine craftsmanship.
Lui leaves behind his wife Rose (MacDonald); daughter Elma (Kevin) Farrell; son Alan (both of Halifax); sister Bruna (James) Bailey; brother Pasquale (Tina) (Ontario); brothers-in-law Rev. Jackie (Sheila) MacDonald and Gerald Farrell (Ontario); sisters-in-law Muriel Campbell and Margaret MacDonald. Also survived by nephew, best friend and business partner David Bailey and many other nieces and nephews.
Lui is predeceased by his parents, Silvio and Theresa (Marangoni) Baretta.
Visititation will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Monday September 30th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport on Tuesday October 1st at 11a.m. with Father Leo Boone, assisted by Rev. Jackie MacDonald. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Highway. Reception in the church hall following service.
At the family request, family flowers only.
Donation in Lui's memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

9/26/2013 10/08/1931
Barnes Frank Barnes CBP 1/12/2013
Frank Barnes
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: January 10th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our father, grandfather and uncle, Frank S. Barnes, age 95, a long-time resident of Clifford Street., North Sydney, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in North Sydney, Frank was the son of the late James and Rebecca (Billard) Barnes. He was employed as a postal worker with Canada Post until his retirement. He was veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army as a Sergeant of the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, North Sydney, a member of Kiwanis Golden K Club and played an active role in the Meals on Wheels program. Frank was a member of the AOTS Men’s Club, a church elder and a choir member for many years at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Frank is survived by his daughters, Sandra Barnes and Debra Briand; also his granddaughter, Catherine Briand, all of North Sydney and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Iris (Beck) Barnes in 2009; two sisters, Mary ‘Mame’ Penny and Marjorie Boutilier.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Frank will be held 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/10/2013 North Sydney
Barrett Florence Louise Barrett CBP 2/8/2013
Florence Louise Barrett
Born In: Wabana, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 6th, 2013
Florence Louise Barrett, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Born in Wabana, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Adam and Louisa (Rolfe) Head.
Surviving are her daughters, Madeline Bishop, Sydney, Judy MacKay, Sydney, Brenda (Tom) Pittman, Sydney, Gail (Donnie) Barrett, Sydney, Ruth (Kenny) Ranni, Dartmouth, and Laura (Harvey) Pennell, Moncton, N.B.; son, Terry ‘Butch’ (Carolann), Corner Brook, N.L.; sister, Greta Head, Sydney; brothers, Walter (Gladys), Bill (Tina), Melvin and Carl, all of Sydney; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, Chesley, son, Marvin, sisters, Lillian Poirier, Nancy Jackson and Mary Rowe, brothers, Ralph, Clyde and Earl.
There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date, with interment in Eastmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff of the Mira Bay Unit at Harbourstone Enhanced Care for the excellent care and compassion shown to our mother during her stay there.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/6/2013 Wabana, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Barrett George Barrett CBP 3/4/2013
George Barrett
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: October 31st, 1933
Passed on: March 2nd, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother.
George Barrett passed away peacefully in the home in which he was born, surrounded by his loving family.
George retired from the Town of Glace Bay Purchasing Department in 1995. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, serving as warden, a member of the parish council and as a licensed lay reader. He also enjoyed his involvement with the social club. George cherished the time spent at his cottage on Gabarus Lake where he made many friends.
George is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mae (Atkinson); daughter, Rosemary (Arthur) Gillis; son, Joey (Shealene) Barrett; his only grandson and best buddy, Brett Gillis, and his three precious granddaughters, Kailin Gillis, Alexandra and Lauren Barrett. Poppy was so proud of all their accomplishments, especially their hockey endeavours. Also surviving are brothers, Bill (Florence), Donald ‘Duckie’ (Shirley), Ken (Linda); sisters, Mary MacDougall, Verda MacKenzie and sisters-in-law, Ethel and Bess Barrett.
Predeceased by parents, Joe and Elizabeth Barrett, brothers, Abe, Max (Lily), Jim (Becky) and Joe; sister, Sarah (Ed) and brothers-in-law, Charlie MacDougall and Jack MacKenzie. He was also predeceased by a sister in infancy, Annie Elizabeth.
Visitation for the late George Barrett will be Monday, March 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 5 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Donations in George’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com.
“Nobody can do for little children what grandfathers do.
Grandfathers sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of their grandchildren.”

3/2/2013 Glace Bay
Barrett John Eugene Barrett CBP 6/27/2013
John Eugene Barrett
Born In: South Bar
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 25th, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of John Barrett announce his passing on June 25, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in South Bar, John was the son of the late Eugene and Mary Ellen (Green) Barrett.
John is survived by his sisters, Alice Hines and Joan Huntington, both
of Sydney; nieces, Donna Dykeman, New Brunswick, Linda, Sydney; nephews, Jimmy (Mary) Barrett, Sydney, Gordon (Paula) Hines, Sydney, Robert Hines, Alberta,
and Wayne (Ann) Barrett, P.E.I.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by sister, Doris Gillis and
brothers, Russell, Allan, Gordon and Nigel.
Cremation has taken place. A private committal will be held at a later date.
Online condolences can be made at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

6/25/2013 South Bar
Barrie David 'Junnie' Barrie CBP 11/15/2013
David 'Junnie' Barrie
Born: May 10th, 1938
Passed in: Florence
Passed on: November 12th, 2013
We, the family of the late David 'Junnie' Barrie regret to announce his passing on Nov. 12, 2013, at the Northside Guest Home.
David was a life-member of Florence Branch 83 legion and a recipient of the MSM medal and the Palm Leaf. He was instrumental in starting the Thursday night bingo and the Sunday morning breakfast at the legion. A man always willing to try his hand at new things such as mining, the armed forces, fishing, insurance and storekeeper in later years.
He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Percy and Bernetta (nee Coakley), sister, Helen in childhood, brother, Kerry and son, Laurie.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Elizabeth and sons, David (Tanya), Stephen (Michelle), Timothy (Barbara), Ken (Shannon), Jonathan (Jody) and daughter, Wanda (Dave); sisters, Bernice (Jack), Karen (Bill), Arlene (Ken); sister-in-law, Phyllis; grandchildren, Allan, Corey, Kevin, Keisha, Samantha, Erica, Kyle, Matthew, Victoria, Emily, Colton, Josh, Leah, Reese, Amber, Dylan, Jaden; great-granddaughter, Emily; and many nieces and nephews.
With declining health in recent years, David was ready to move on.
Let us hope he is smiling down on all of us and is now at peace and free of pain.
Special thanks to staff at the Northside Guest Home for their care and comfort and special friends at Branch 83, Tremaine, Brian, Frankie, Danny, Ernie and Sid.
At David's request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Donations in David's memory can be made to the poppy fund at Branch 83 legion or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.

11/12/2013 10/05/1938
Barrie Ruth (Clarke) Barrie CBP 6/21/2013
Ruth (Clarke) Barrie
Born In: St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Born: July 23rd, 1935
Passed in: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: June 19th, 2013
Ruth Marie (Clarke) Barrie of Truro, formerly of Halifax and Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, where she has been loved and well looked after by “The Girls” for the last three years.
Born July 23, 1935, in St. Stephen, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Cecil Frederick and Martha Evelyn (Chisholm) Clarke.
Ruth is survived by her children, Brian (Marilyn) Williams, Fall River; Dianne (Bernie) McKinnon Bracebridge, Ont.; Susan (Michael) Tubrett, Antigonish; Carolyn (Jimmy) Embree, Southampton, United Kingdom; grandchildren, Stuart (Erin), Shaun (Jen), Cody (Amanda), Katelyn (Mike), Vicki; great-grandchildren, Lily and Cameron.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, who was our special angel, Kenneth W. Barrie; brother, Ted Clarke.
Ruth was placed with her beloved Ken in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley, during a private interment service conducted by Reverend Allen Darby.
If so desired, donations in Ruth’s memory to The Recreation Fund (The Mira) or Alzheimer Society are welcomed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ruth’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

6/19/2013 St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Barrington Brian Gregory 'Crackers' Barrington CBP 7/30/2013
Brian Gregory 'Crackers' Barrington
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 27th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brian Gregory Barrington on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Dick and Winifred Barrington and Arnold ‘Ham’ and Gloria MacEachern.
Brian was a member of Local 56 Sheet Metal Workers and active member of the Ashby Legion, Branch 138.
He was a sheet metal worker for 47 years and was a long time employee of Barrington & Vokey and then Lynk Electric.
Brian had many passions over the years, but his biggest love was spending his summers at the Mira Water Park with his Mira family and never missed men beer bingo.
Brian is survived by his loving spouse, Maureen (Hayes) Boudreau and children, Pat Boudreau (Ashley), Courtney Boudreau (Dave), Tom Hawco (Roxanne) and Paulie; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his name sake, Brian Gregory LeBlanc. Brian is also survived by his siblings, Bobby Barrington (Thelma), Charlie, Margaret, Kevin MacEachern (Laurie), Lawrence MacEachern (Sheila) and Jean Dalton; sister in-law, Sophie; as well several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his furry friend, Gizzmo.
Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his first spouse, Mary (Curran) Hawco and siblings, Walter, Earl, Edgar Barrington, Bernard and Jim MacEachern and Trudy Penney.
Visitation for the late Brian Gregory Barrington will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will take place at the Ashby Legion, Branch 138. A private family interment will be held at ‘New’ Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Brian may be made to 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.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, friendship leaves a memory no one can steal.”

7/27/2013 New Waterford
Barron George Leo Barro CBP 8/7/2013
George Barron
Born In: Ingonish Beach
Born: June 26th, 1925
Passed in: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 23rd, 2013
George Leo Barron, age 87, of Mississauga, a long-time employee of Public Works and Government services, passed away at his home on Feb. 23, 2013.
George was born on June 26, 1925 in Ingonish Beach, N.S., the son of the late George and Bridget Barron.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Michael in 1961 and Terrance 'Terry' in 2011.
George is survived by his loving wife, Alice Barron, Mississauga; his daughters, Sabra Stephens, Janet Harris, both of Mississauga and Michelle Difede, Woodstock, Ont.; his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Sanford, Kitchener and sisters, Mary Peterson and Delores Peters, both of Sydney.
A funeral service was held at Turner & Porter Funeral Chapel in Mississauga on Feb. 27, 2013.
A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/23/2013 Ingonish Beach
Barry Daniel Barry CBP 7/20/2013
Daniel Barry
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 16th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle and friend Daniel Michael Barry, age 65, a recent resident of Georges River and former resident of Halifax, on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, Danny was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (MacKinnon) Barry.
He was employed in the Halifax area for many years most recently with South Point Apartments, Maintenance Department. He retired and returned back home just a few months ago. Danny always enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Chicago Black Hawks, he also liked bowling, baseball and singing.
Danny is survived by his sisters, Sharon (John) Targett, Georges River, Linda (Sheldon) McGean, Florence, brothers Joseph (Shelley) Barry, North Sydney, Anthony (Joyce) Barry, Hamilton, sister-in-law, Phyllis MacKinnon, North Sydney, several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, also his former wife Gwen (Rawlings) Barry.
He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Evelyn (Canavan) Barry and his brother, Jack MacKinnon.
A funeral mass for Danny will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Family flowers only memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

7/16/2013 North Sydney
Barry Joseph Barry CBP 9/28/2013
Joseph Barry
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: September 26th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, brother and friend, Joseph 'Joe' A. Barry, age 71, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (MacKinnon) Barry.
Joe was employed in the transportation industry in the Halifax area until he returned to Cape Breton in 1993 and began working with Humpty Dumpty and Hostess until he retired in 2002. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and loved hockey with a passion that only true hockey fans could appreciate. Joe had a passion for his animals and rescued numerous cats and dogs over the years and spoiled his pets with all his compassion and love.
Joe is survived by his wife Shelley (Grant) and his sons Aaron Barry, at home and Paul Barry, Halifax; his step-children Kerri (Paul) MacCormack, and their children Ava, Bryce and Ella; Chris (Tierney) Saunders and their children Lexie and Zoe. Joe was so proud of his blended family and all their accomplishments. He would often say how their kindness and love for him was more than any man could expect.
Joe is also survived by his brother Anthony (Joyce) Barry, Hamilton and his sisters Sharon (John) Targett, Georges River, Linda (Sheldon) McGean, Florence, and sisters-in-law Phyllis MacKinnon, North Sydney, Diane (Joe) Metz, Baddeck, Peggy (Bud) MacLeod, North Sydney; brothers-in-law Jim (Sharon) Grant, Moncton, Danny (Bonita) Grant, Vancouver, Troy (Trish) Grant, North Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his step-mother Evelyn (Canavan) Barry; brothers Jack MacKinnon, Danny Barry; and his best friends Harold Ivey and Ronnie Steele.
A special thank you to the V.O.N. especially Anita O’Donnell, Hospice Palliative Care and the staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Clinic, Sydney.
Visitation for Joe will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the S.P.C.A.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
But love leaves a memory that no one can steal.

9/26/2013 North Sydney
Barry Maynard Joseph Barry CBP 7/16/2013
Maynard Joseph Barry
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: River Ryan
Passed on: July 15th, 2013
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Maynard Joseph Barry, 81, on July 15, 2013, at the New Waterford Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John Henry Barry and Sarah Jane Barry (Nearing).
Maynard worked at Rudolph Grocery Store for 18 years and 30 years as a driver salesman for Cape Breton Dairyman’s and the Scotsburn Dairy, before his retirement in 1993. Maynard’s favourite hobby was woodworking as he spent tireless hours keeping his family property beautiful.
Surviving are his wife, Marie (Dornig); sons, Wayne (Kim), Berwick, Glenn ( Cassilda), River Ryan, Gray (Ann Marie), Westmount, Darryl, Fort McMurray; daughters, Lynn ( Gerard), New Waterford, Rhonda (Rob) ,New Waterford, Marie (Duncan), Cape North, Gail , New Waterford; brothers, Jim , Mike and Will; sisters, Martha, Vange and Eleanor; grandchildren, Allan, Maria, Breanne, Mathew, John, Craig, Stephen, Patrick, Laurette, Joey, Stephanie, Alexander, Coady, Cole, Cooper, Aimee, Justin, Tyler and Logan; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Mathew, Jack, Ethan and Harper. Special thanks to niece Martha Ropek who was so kind to him.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Theresa, Evelyn and Margaret and brother, Gray.
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 funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, River Ryan.
Thank you to doctors and staff of Coronary Care Unit and 4A at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Special thank you to the nurses at the New Waterford Hospital who treated Maynard and all his family with respect and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

7/15/2013 New Waterford
Bartlett Emma Florence (Skinner) Bartlett CBP 11/6/2013
Emma Florence (Skinner) Bartlett
Born In: Miller's Passage Fortune Bay
Born: July 27th, 1925
Passed in: Louisbourg
Passed on: November 5th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the passing of a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Emma 'Emmie' Florence (Skinner) Bartlett.
Mom passed away at her home in Louisbourg on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with her son Clayton by her side.
Emmie was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Abbott) Skinner.
She was born on July 27, 1925, in Miller’s Passage, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, and lived there until 1957 when she, her husband Murdock and children Clayton and Rita moved to North Sydney and then to Louisbourg where she and Murdock lived the remainder of their lives. Although she was very proud to be a resident of Louisbourg, she remained a “loyal Newfoundlander”.
Emmie leaves behind her son Clayton and daughter-in-law Linda of Mira. She also leaves behind her granddaughter Krista of Calgary and her grandson Morgan (Alana) and special great-granddaughter Myla of Mira — they were her pride and joy and she loved them all dearly. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Myrtle Skinner of Halifax and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family and, besides her parents, she was predeceased by the "love of her life" Murdock (1991), her husband of 45 years, her daughter, Rita Mildred (1960) and a son in infancy. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Charles James (Mary), William (Alice) and Clayton Skinner.
Emmie was a dedicated stay-at-home wife and mother who loved her family above all else and who was happiest when cooking and baking for them. She was an excellent cook and baker and in her middle years went to work at the Fortress View Restaurant in Louisbourg — a job she loved and where she made many wonderful friends. She liked nothing better than playing cards and bingo and participating in all the social events at the Louisbourg Senior’s Club where she was a member. Before her illness prevented her from doing so, she could always be found with knitting needles in her hands. She loved Mira and looked forward to her many good card games and dinners “out-on-the Mira”.
Emmie was a dedicated member of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Louisbourg and was very involved in the ACW of which she was a life member. She cherished her daily phone chats and long distance phone calls with her family and friends. In her earlier years she loved nothing better than attending Krista’s and Morgan’s ball games and speedskating events and was their greatest fan.
The family would like to thank Dr. Wawrzyszyn and Patsy at the Louisbourg Medical Centre, the VON, the City Homemakers, the Palliative Care Team with a special thank you to Beth Latham. A huge thank you is also extended to her caregivers for all their love and support which enabled Emmie to remain in her home.
Visitation for Emmie will take place at Chant’s Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also take place on Friday, Nov. 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Louisbourg with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Laura McCue and Rev. Lydia MacKinnon officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Emmie’s memory may be made to the local Branch of the (VON) Victorian Order of Nurses, Palliative Care or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

11/5/2013 Miller's Passage Fortune Bay
Bates Angus 'Buster' Bates CBP 7/4/2013
Angus 'Buster' Bates
Born In: New Waterford
Born: August 26th, 1925
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: July 2nd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Angus 'Buster' Bates on July 2, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Waterford on August 26, 1925 he was the son of the late
Martin and Mary (McInnis) Bates.
He was employed by the Cape Breton Development Corporation as a Mine
Examiner in #12 and Lingan mine. He was a member of the 3rd Degree K.O.C. for 60 years. His favorite pastime was spent fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his kind, gentle manner and being a true gentleman which was a great role model to his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Teresa (Gillis) Bates; daughter Donna (Wilbur) Wright and sons Martin (Rosemary), Terry (Charlene), Gary (Michelle) and Barry
(Wanda); grandchildren Susan, Jaclyn, Greg, Danielle, Mark, Tara, Lisa (Donnie MacKay), Kaitlyn, Corey, Cody, Jaret, Faith and Rohan, Also survived by his brother Lawrence 'Lonnie' Bates and sister Martina Andrea.
Besides his parents he was also predeceased by sisters Leona Ciancio, Carmel Hubbard, Loretta and Kate.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a
funeral mass to celebrate his life will be Saturday, July 6th at 10 am in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Ave. with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Internment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the parish hall, Convent St. and all are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers
Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke or Lung Foundations or a charity of one's choice.
To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

6/2/2013
Bates Lawrence CBP 10/15/2013
Lawrence 'Lonnie' Bates
Born In: New Waterford
Born: September 18th, 1926
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: October 11th, 2013
Lawrence Joseph 'Lonnie' Bates, 87, died on Oct. 11, 2013, with his family by his side after a short stay at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, on Sept. 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Martin R. Bates of Louisbourg and Mary-Ann MacInnis of McAdam's Lake.
Growing up he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His early working life began at the Sydney Steel Plant, and he later became the owner-operator of Dryden-Bates Insurance Company in Glace Bay. He was a member of the KOC for many years, being a 3rd degree member and former Grand Knight. As years went on, he enjoyed watching baseball and hockey on television, and always enjoyed drives in his car. He especially enjoyed visits from his young nieces and nephews, and will always be remembered for providing his assessment on matters of the day.
He is survived by his sister, Martina Andrea; his sister-in-law, Theresa Bates; his brother-in-law, Bob Hubbard; and many nephews and nieces.
Besides his parents, Martin and Mary Ann, he was also predeceased by siblings, Loretta (Lollie) Bates, Angus (Buster) Bates, Katie Bates, Carmel Hubbard and Leona Ciancio.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Oct. 15) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Requesting KOC members to meet at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. for prayers. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue in New Waterford with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the KOC Hall, and all are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

10/11/2013 New Waterford, NS
09/18/1926
Batten Mary Gertrude 'Gert' Batten CBP 11/18/2013
Mary Gertrude 'Gert' Batten
Born In: New Aberdeen
Born: November 18th, 1913
Passed on: November 16th, 2013
Mary Gertrude 'Gert' Batten was the second of 15 children born to Isaac and Catherine (Haley) Batten.
She passed peacefully away in the presence of family on Saturday evening on the eve of her hundredth birthday.
Save for the three years spent in military service during the Second World War, Gert lived in the family home on 5th Street, New Aberdeen, until she became a resident at the Veterans' Wing of Taigh Na Mara four years ago.
Gert was an expert seamstress. During the Second World War, Gert was in the Air Force and put her sewing skills to use making parachutes. When she returned to Glace Bay she studied to become a seamstress and made her living sewing.
A woman of faith, Gert was a lifelong member of St. John's Parish and a former member of the Ladies Guild. Her handiwork and baking were regular features at their fall fairs.
Gert was a loving daughter who took care of her parents at home until their deaths. She was like a second mother to her younger siblings. Her many nieces and nephews fondly remember that you never visited Number 2 without being offered a jam-jam or molasses cookie or a slice of homemade bread. Christmas meant a fruit cake from Aunt Gert.
Although legally blind, Gert continued to bake as long as she lived on 5th Street.
After her sight failed, Gert continued her love of reading by listening to her stories on books supplied by the CNIB. At home the radio was always on and Gert kept herself well informed on current events. She had a wonderful memory and until her final illness in the past few weeks was actively engaged in conversation.
Gert is survived by her brothers, Jim, Taigh Na Mara, Tom, Smith Falls, Ont., Naish and his wife Elvira, Glace Bay, and Philip and his wife Ruth, Grand Cache, Alberta. She is survived by sisters, Emmeline Burns, Halifax, Kathleen (Kay) Yorke, Toronto, Sister Cecilia Catherine (Mary Frances), Halifax, and Anne Marie and her husband, Jim McDonald, Grand Cache.
Besides her parents, Gert was predeceased by her brothers, Jack, Joe, Ike, Allie and David, in infancy, and by her sister Jenny (Steve) MacCormick.
Visitation for Gert Batten will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church foyer.
The family would like to thank the staff of Taigh Na Mara who have shown their sister and aunt great care and kindness during her stay with them.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gert’s memory may be made to Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences to the Batten family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

11/16/2013 New Aberdeen
Beaton David 'Burke' Beaton CBP 6/29/2013
David 'Burke' Beaton
Born In: Little Judique
Born: January 12th, 1941
Passed in: Inverness, Canada
Passed on: June 25th, 2013
It is with sadness we announce the death of David Burke Beaton, 72, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Inverary Manor, Inverness.
Born on Jan. 12, 1941 in Little Judique, Cape Breton, Burke was a son of the late David and Effie (MacInnis) Beaton.
Surviving are his wife, Kate (MacDonald) and his children, David (Allanna) of Williamsville, N.Y.; Geraldine (Roy) MacEachern, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Darren, Amherst, N.Y.; Howard, Little Judique; daughter-in-law, Shannon, Inverness. He leaves behind his loving grandchildren, Tristan, Victoria, Elizabeth, Marley and Alexa. Also surviving are his brothers, Alexander (Donna), Burlington, Ont.; Hugh Malcolm (Florence), Little Judique; Harold (Norma), Edmonton, Alta.; his sister, Sylvia (Jimmy) Pellerin, Little Judique; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Aaron; brothers, Duncan and Robert and his sister, Rose MacIsaac.
A member of the Labourer’s International Union Local 1115, Burke thrived on hard work with spirited energy and strength. He had a keen eye for detail and took great pride in a job well done. He was employed at Gulf Oil Refinery for many years and worked on numerous construction projects throughout the Strait area. Burke was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hours working the family farm on the Beaton Road. His hobbies included hunting, snowmobiling and landscaping. His passion for antique cars and the auto industry led to many entertaining Sunday drives with his family. He enjoyed Cape Breton square dances, community concerts, Scottish music, a good 63 card game and a cup of King Cole tea with friends. His greatest pride was his family.
Visitation will take place 2-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Port Hood and Area Resting Place with funeral mass celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, in St. Peter’s Parish Church, Port Hood, officiated by Fr. Vincent VanZutphen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund or the Inverary Manor Recreation Department, Inverness.
On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

6/25/2013 Little Judique
Beaton Nat Beaton CBP 9/14/2013
Nat Beaton
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: September 12th, 2013
We regret to announce the passing of Nat Beaton, of Point Aconi on Thursday Sept. 12, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Roderick and Annie (Forrest) Beaton.
He served overseas during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a sapper, seeing action in continental Europe, United Kingdom and Central Mediterranean area. Upon his return home, he worked in the coal mines and fished, until he was 83 years old. Nat was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or.
He is survived by his daughters, Sylvia (Joe MacFarlane), Mill Creek, Esther (Bill Giles), Point Aconi, Edith (Corson Walters), Westmount, Tena Beaton, Sydney; son, Bernie, Point Aconi. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as sister, Mary, New Brunswick and brothers, Mick (Peggy), Ontario and Harold, North Sydney.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (MacLean); siblings, Bernie, Frank, Lucy (Apblett), Eileen (Cormier), Julie (Robinson), Tommie; half-brothers, Phillip, Roddie and Jimmy Pat and grandson, Greg MacFarlane.
The Beaton family will receive visitors on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating.
Family flowers only please. Donations in Nat’s memory may be made to the St. Joseph Church “Raise the Roof Fund” or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Beaton family, by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

9/12/2013 Glace Bay
Beaton R. Vincentine Beaton CBP 2/19/2013
R. Vincentine Beaton
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: February 18th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Vincentine Beaton, 90, of James Street, formerly of Baker Avenue, New Waterford, on Feb. 18, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Anastasia (McNeil) MacEachern.
Vincentine was a devout Catholic who was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard and the CWL. She was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners’ Club. Vincentine served as a Eucharistic minister and belonged to the Joy Prayer Group for many years. She was a beautiful, loving mother who had strong faith and prayed daily.
Surviving are daughters, Mary (Paul) McNeil, New Victoria, Sharon Hodder, Whitney Pier, Valerie (Steve) MacCormick, with whom she resided, River Ryan, Lois (Ray) Morrison, Howie Centre; sons, Harold (Cecilia) Beaton, New Victoria, Jackie (Charlotte) Beaton, Leonard (Raylene) Beaton, both of New Waterford; sister-in-law, Greta Durkaz, Hamilton, Ont.; granddaughters, Paula, Karen, Katie, Holly, Jacqueline, Melissa, Shaneen, Julie, Melissa; grandsons, Paul, Tommy, Willie and Gordie; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Vincentine was predeceased by her husband, James, son Gordie, son-in-law, Tom Hodder, brothers, Gervase MacEachern, Leonard MacEachern, Wilfred Clements, sisters, Viola Martell, Patricia Dixon, Ida MacEachern and Dorothy Clements.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 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 Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford.
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.
There is no other
that can take the place of my dear mother.

2/18/2013 New Waterford
Beckett Brenda Beckett, SRN CBP 1/21/2013
Brenda Beckett, SRN
Born In: Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Born: August 3rd, 1931
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
This weekend marked the passing of the vibrant and caring Brenda Beckett.
Born in Chesterfield, U.K., she moved to Cape Breton, Dec. 18, 1967, where she has since been an active member of the community.
She leaves behind so much of herself in her husband, the love of her life, Brian; her sister, Susan Wroe; her three adult children, Sally (Angus) Capstick, Andrew (Wendy) Beckett and Michael Beckett; and her seven precious grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Douglas and Kyle Capstick and Kayleigh, Brian and Christian Beckett. Brenda will be remembered fondly for her wonderful sense of humour and her giving soul.
“If there is another world, she lives in bliss;
If there is none, she made the best of this.”
Cremation has taken place.
Tributes in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/19/2013 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Beddow M. Casilda Beddow CBP 8/19/2013
M. Casilda Beddow
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: October 5th, 1931
Passed in: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: August 18th, 2013
M. Casilda Beddow, wife of John W. Beddow for 58 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Vickers) Lyle.
Besides her husband, Casilda is survived by her children, Herbie (Frances), Hope (Kevin), Lucie (William), Gerald (Tina), Liam (Euphemia), Vera (Ronald), Doris (the late Cory), Jackie (Linda), Joe (the late Reberta), Casilda and Elizabeth (Ronald); sister, Sharon (Clause); brother, David (Eileen); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughters, Sharon, Louise and Marilyn.
Resting at Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Rd., 634-7425, with visiting on Monday, Aug.19, 2013. from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Grand Bay-Westfield on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Augustine's Church Cemetery.
Remembrances to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.brenansfh.com.

8/18/2013 Sydney Mines
Bennett Dolena (MacNeil) Bennett CBP 1/11/2013
Dolena (MacNeil) Bennett
Passed on: January 7th, 2013
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Dolena, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, beloved wife of the late Bill (Dec. 10, 2012).
She is survived by her brother, Marcie MacNeil (Evelyn); stepchildren, Bill (Nancy), Mary Lois (Peter McGuinness), Paul (Beth), Christine (Tom Birchall); brother-in-law, John McCabe; sisters-in-law, Doreen, Patsy, Agnes, Pat and Cathy. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and special niece, Debby McCabe.
She was predeceased by her parents, John Joseph MacNeil and Mary Ellen (McGrath), formerly of Benacadie Pond; sisters, Mary, Peggy, Frances, Margaret; brothers, Neil, Joseph, Tony, Lloyd, Lawrence, Joseph, Angus, Alex and sister-in-law, Agnes.
Funeral services took place in Scarborough, Ont. On Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

1/7/2013
Benoit Mitchel Alexander Benoit CBP 10/19/2013
Mitchel Alexander Benoit
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Bay of Islands
Passed on: August 12th, 2013
It is with deepest sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mitchel Alexander Benoit on Aug. 12, 2013, in Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, at the tender age of 17.
Mitchel was born in Sydney, N.S., and raised in Catalone, N.S. He was the son of Maurice Lahey (Lisa) and Tracy Benoit (Freddy Maglario).
Mitchel recently graduated in academic at Piccadilly Central High School in Piccadilly, N.L.
Mitchel excelled at every sport he loved, he enjoyed, skateboarding, motor cross, swimming, golfing, baseball, basketball, snowmobiling, wakeboarding, snowboarding and skiing.
Mitchel loved to fish and hunt with his grandfather Victor, drive his mom’s jeep, and go camping with his father. He had a variety of friends from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Alberta that are all devastated by his sudden passing. Anyone who met Mitchel will remember him as a kind, gentle, loving young man with a huge heart and an old soul. You could always count on Mitchel for a big warming hug to brighten your day.
Besides his parents, Mitchel is survived by his little sister, Charley Ann Lahey; his grandparents, Maurice and Florence Lahey, Rhoda Benoit, Victor Hall and Gerald Benoit. His great-grandmothers, Isabel Hall, Mildred Jesso and Evangeline Lahey; his aunts, Debbie Benoit (Daryl) and Sabrina Lahey ( Jonathon) by his five first cousins, Ana, Morgan, Jullian, Coby and Noah and many other great aunts, uncles and also numerous cousins.
Mitchel touched the hearts and left an impression on everyone he ever met from all over the world, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation for Mitchel will be held on Aug. 20, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held the following day Aug. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
Donations in Mitchel's memory can be made directly to any Cancer foundations of your choice.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

8/12/2013 Sydney
Bernier Jean (Kenney) Bernier CBP 6/25/2013
Jean (Kenney) Bernier
Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: January 27th, 1921
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: June 23rd, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Jean Florence Bernier on June 23, 2013 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney.
Born in Halifax on Jan. 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Vassallo) Kenney.
At a young age Jean and her family moved to Sydney, where her family operated a store at 87 George St. She graduated from Holy Angels and went on to study at the business college where she met her life-long friend Enid Johnston. She worked at the CN Telegraph office and this is where she met the love of her life Joseph Bernier. Joseph and Jean were married on July 2, 1951. Jean was well known for the work that she did for many organizations and groups. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima CWL, canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society, served on the board at Seaview Golf Course and was a member of the artists group, Nine of Arts. In her late 50s she fulfilled her childhood dream of attending university and graduated from the UCCB in 1988. Anyone who knew her, knew that she loved a good game of bridge or even a bad game for that matter, as a skilled player she often won top prize. Jean’s friends and family will miss her very much but most of all they will miss her sense of humour and quick wit.
Jean is survived by her children, Peter (Eddie), Toronto, Janet (Mike), Westmount, Brian, Sydney and Susan, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, John David, Trevor, Steven, Amanda, Erica and many great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Mary Kenney, Sydney and Celine Kenney, Halifax; brother-in-law, Ray O’Shaughnessy, Regina, Alta.
Jean was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph; brothers and sisters, Clarissa ‘Cris’ Crouse, Jim Kenney, Walter ‘Wally’ Kenney, Katherine ‘Kitty’ O’Shaughnessy, Jack Kenney, Edward ‘Teddy’ Kenney and Eileen Henderson; son-in-law, John Hubert
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated, Thurs, June 27 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Fr. Duaine Devereaux will officiate. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, Friday, June 27 at 1 p.m.
Donations in memory may be made to Jean's favourite charity the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

6/23/2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bernon Russell Bernon CBP 6/8/2013
Russell Bernon
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: August 17th, 1945
Passed on: June 5th, 2013
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother at the age of 67.
Born in Sydney Mines in 1945 Russell was the son of Eugene ‘Jickie’ Bernon and Millie McCormack. Russell spent most of his working life at Devco, retiring from the Prince Mine in 1997. He was a dedicated member and past president of Branch 83 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Florence.
Russell is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ann (Barrie); daughter, Aletha (Eric), Florence; sons, Rosco, Medicine Hat, Alta., Kevin, Oromocto, N.B., James Russell (Jody) Barrie, Milton, Ont., along with stepsons, Robert (Stacey) Barrie, Sydney Mines and Jackie (Allison) Barrie, Florence. He is also survived by sisters, Janet Gordon, Sydney Mines, Kaye Bernon, Tantallon, N.S. and Heather (Mrs. William Connolly), North Sydney; brothers, Brenton (Judy), Florence and Lyle, Hamilton, Ont.. “Poppy Russell” will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, who loved him dearly. Russell also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as his best friends, Ronnie and Joyce Bonnar.
Besides his parents, Russell was predeceased by his son, Spencer Barrie, and a brother, Eugene.
Visitation for the late Mr. Bernon will take place Sunday, June 9, 2013 at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10th at Carman United Church in Sydney Mines with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. All legions are invited to attend and to meet outside the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bras d’Or, with a reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83 in Florence.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one’s choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

6/5/2013 Sydney Mines
Berthiaume Thelma 'Bea' (Peori) Berthiaume CBP 6/5/2013
Thelma 'Bea' (Peori) Berthiaume
Born In: Dominion
Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: June 4th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, of Thelma ‘Bea’ (Peori), 62, of Dominion announce her sudden passing. Bea passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Dominion, Bea was the daughter of William ‘Billy’ Peori and the late Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ (MacIntyre).
Bea was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion.
She was actively involved in many community clubs, such as the St. Eugene’s CWL, Dominion & Area Recreation Society and a former member of the Italian Ladies Auxiliary, Dominion. Bea also was an avid card, darts and bingo player.
Although Bea will be best remembered as a gentle, kind, loving woman who always thought of others before herself, she was a beautiful Mom, grandmother and extended that love to anyone that crossed her door.
Bea will be sadly missed by her father, William ‘Billy’ Peori; loving husband, Ray; sons, Jimmy (Jennifer), Victor (Sherri), Craig (Megan) and Raymond Vincent; sisters, Jean, Sheila (James); brothers, Carl (Denise), Allan (Donna); mother-in-law, Alice Berthiaume; sister-in-law, Lise (Andy) Renaud; eight cherished grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, as well as very special friends, Lisa Facchin, Cathy Gillis and Charmaine Blakeman.
Besides her mother, Bea was predeceased by her brother, Robbie Peori, father-in-law, Hervé Berthiaume, brother-in-law, Jinx Brooks.
The family are honouring Bea’s wishes. Cremation will take place. Visitation will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 2 p.m. in St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion. Fr. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. A luncheon will follow the mass with interment at a later date.
Donations in Bea’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Berthiaume family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

6/4/2013 Dominion
Bickerton Evelyn (Rice) Bickerton CBP 9/17/2013
Evelyn (Rice) Bickerton
Born In: Sydney
Born: May 19th, 1923
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 15th, 2013
Evelyn died at her home in Sydney, surrounded by her children, Alexander, Jim (Theresa), Bob (Dude), Ken (Dar) and Janet.
She was born in Sydney in 1923, the daughter of Parker Rice and Libby McNeil and sister to Robert and Margaret all of whom predeceased her. Evelyn was also predeceased by her husband John Bickerton who died this past November and her son Paul, who died in 1980. Evelyn had five grandchildren, Neil, Ben, Luke, Paul and Lydia.
Evelyn studied at Acadia University before completing her nursing diploma at Jeffrey Hale Hospital in Quebec City. She then studied public health at the University of Manitoba graduating in 1948. She worked for the VON and Public Health in Kentville where she met her husband John and after raising her six children she worked as the staff health nurse at Sydney City Hospital, where she had many friends and was well respected for her gentle manner and compassion. Many times we heard how "sweet" our mother was, and no truer words have been spoken. Evelyn has been a very stoic, enduring and loving presence in our lives and she will be greatly missed.
Evelyn lived a quiet life, enjoyed her home life immensely and the friends of her children who came in and out the doors constantly. They were always welcome. She was a woman of strong, quiet Christian faith and was a member of the United Baptist Church for her entire life.
Evelyn’s children and loved ones would like to thank all those people who made it possible for her to live at home for the last number of years — the Continuing Care Program (Darlene Watson), her many personal care workers from City Homemakers (those who had a special friendship with Evelyn — you know who you are!), the VON, and Clara Bickerton. Please forgive us if we have not mentioned all of those who were important to Mom, as there were many.
Evelyn’s family invite you to celebrate her life this Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the United Baptist Church (on Charlotte and Townsend) with a lunch to follow. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers please give to a charity of one’s choice.
“Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall
fear no evil for thou art with me.”
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/15/2013 Sydney
Bigley Blaise Gregory Bigley CBP 4/9/2013
Blaise Gregory Bigley
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: April 6th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Blaise Gregory Bigley, Lynch Dr on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. Blaise died as he lived, quiet and with great dignity.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John ‘Jack’ and Frances (MacDonald) Bigley.
He was a loving family man who adored his wife, sons and grandchildren. He worked for 35 years with Devco, retiring as a supervisor. Blaise was a long-time member of the Glace Bay Kinsmen, Knights of Columbus and a charter member of Glace Bay’s first Lion’s Club. He also volunteered as an usher at the Savoy Theatre.
Blaise is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Eileen (Billard); two sons, Geoffrey and Gregory; six grandchildren, Melissa, Matthew, Austin, Cameron, Nicholas and Maddison; daughter-in-law, Darlene, our rock during this ordeal; brother, John ‘Jay’ (Marie) Bigley; sisters, Geraldine (Alfie) Hardy and Audrey Cooke; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Tom and Michael (Mickey) and sister, Josephine Conron.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A memorial mass will take place Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church. The Rev Leo Boone will be officiating.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

4/6/2013 Glace Bay
Billard David E. Billard CBP 12/18/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: December 16th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Billard, our dear husband, father,
grandfather, brother and friend.
David died peacefully, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends, after a long and
courageous battle with cancer.
Born in North Sydney, he was the only son of the late Lloyd and Elma (Vatcher) Billard.
David had been employed with Marine Atlantic since he was a teenager. He began as a stevedore while still
attending school and later, aboard the vessels as a steward, deck hand and finally as purser, retiring after
32 years of service.
He would spend his retirement doing the things he enjoyed the most, “fair weather sailing” aboard his
sailboat the “Beatrice M”, brook fishing, small game hunting and being a handyman. He took great pleasure
in working with wood and was very proud of having built his own home as well as the many renovations
over the years.
David is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice (Gillard) Billard; his two sons, Christopher (Tanya), North
Sydney, Sheldon of Ottawa; his grandchildren, Emily and Rylee Billard; two step-grandchildren, Brandon
Wall, Maggie Wall (Jason Whiffen) and their son, Colby; by his sisters, Caryl Yates, North Sydney, Pat
(Charles) MacMaster, Sydney River, Cathy Billard, Sydney, Ann Billard, Point Edward; as well as aunts,
nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his close friend and brother-in-law, Calvin Gillard, as well as his
faithful companion, his beagle, Jake.
Visitation for David will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St.,
North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North
Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice/Palliative Care, St. John the
Baptist Anglican Church, or any charity.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/16/2013 North Sydney
Billard Emily Billard CBP 12/24/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Born: November 21st, 1942
Passed in: Florence
Passed on: December 20th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and
friend, Emily Billard, on Friday, December 20, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney on November 21, 1942, she was the daughter of the late John Gerald and Ninian
Francis (Young) Robinson.
Emily lived many years in Isle Aux Morts, NL, before returning to North Sydney.
Emily is survived by her son Jerry (Lisa) Billard; and grandchildren Kenneth (Shawna), Travis (Shelly),
Sasha, Jeri, Kendal and Matt. Also left to mourn are her sisters Patricia (Calvin) Lomond, Janet (Keith)
Robertson, and Geraldine Robinson, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ambrose Billard; her daughter Julie Ingram;
sisters Mary (George) Ford, Ann (George) MacKinnon, Arthena (William) Howell, Marge Walker, and Marie
(Donnie) Burns; and brothers Johnnie (Alice) and Billy Robinson.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral
Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. in
Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
God saw her getting tired, a cure was not to be,
He wrapped her in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with Me’
She suffered much in silence, her spirit did not bend,
She faced her pain with courage, until the very end,
She tried so hard to stay with us, her fight was not in vain,
God took her to his loving home, and freed her from the pain. C

12/20/2013 North Sydney on Nov. 21, 1942
Billard Jack Roland Billard CBP 3/25/2013
Jack Roland Billard
Born In: Rose Blanche
Born: March 7th, 1928
Passed on: March 22nd, 2013
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Billard, 85, at the Northside General Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., March 7, 1928, he was the son of the late Wilson and Julia (Knott) Billard.
At the age of 16, he went to sea on the iron ore boats, travelling to many countries. He worked for five years at Frigidaire, Toronto, returning to Cape Breton in 1958. There, he was employed by the Department of Transportation, Steel Bridges, retiring after 25 years as supervisor of the maintenance crew of Seal Island Bridge. He truly enjoyed being a lobster fisherman for 45 years on top of all. Trout fishing with Gary was also one of his passions.
Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Townsley); two sons, Gary, at home, and Wayne (Judy), Boularderie; four daughters, Debra (Greg) MacLean, North Sydney, Sandra, Innisfil, Ont., Janice (Frank) Cantwell, Sydney Mines, and Sharon (Kenneth) McGean, Alberta; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also left to mourn are his sister, Phyllis (John) Morrison, Ontario; his brother, Harold Billard, Ontario, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
We would especially like to thank Dr. P. O’Grady for his exceptional care and friendship; all the nurses of 4 West, Northside General; Palliative Care CBRH, Sydney, and the VON nurses who were so caring coming to our home, and a special thank you to our granddaughter Janelle and daughter-in-law Judy.
Visitation for Jack Billard will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Monday, March 25, 2013), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Burial will take place at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the VON, Canadian Diabetes Society, or a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

3/22/2013 Rose Blanche
Binder Patricia 'Bonnie' Binder CBP 2/15/2013
Patricia 'Bonnie' Binder
Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: December 11th, 1944
Passed on: February 13th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. ‘Bonnie’ Binder, 68, of Dominion passed away at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, with her daughter Barbara by her side.
Born in Halifax, Bonnie was the only daughter of the late William and Madeline Crane.
Bonnie’s earlier years were spent growing up on Maple Avenue, Glace Bay then the family moved to Reserve Mines. In 1973 she married the love of her life, Ray Binder and spent many happy years living in Reserve Mines and Lower Sackville. Bonnie was employed at the Beauty Nook, Glace Bay, General Instruments, Sydney, Dalhousie University, Halifax and North Cliff Rec Centre (Halifax Regional Municipality). She was a fun loving person who always put others before her own needs and asked nothing in return. To Bonnie, family was everything. Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, were second to none. She looked forward to family gatherings. She had a great knack for storytelling (with her own witty version of events). She had a special place in her heart for animals and they reaped the rewards of her love and caring.
Bonnie will be sadly missed by her loving daughter, Barbara (Glenn) Walsh, Reserve Mines; son, Bradley (Amy), South Carolina, stepsons, John and Kevin Binder; cherished grandchildren, Justin, Raylene, Michelle, Megan, Seth, great grandchildren, Kyle, Anthony and Samantha. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Norma (Simon) MacLean, Bea Binder, Monica Binder, Judy Munroe; brother-in-law, Allisdair (Barb) Binder.
Besides her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her loving husband, Ray Binder.
Visitation for Patricia ‘Bonnie’ Binder will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Donations in Bonnie’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences to the Binder family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/13/2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bishop Alma Bishop CBP 10/19/2013
Alma Bishop
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 16th, 2013
With heavy hearts but grateful spirits the family of Alma Bishop regret to announce her passing on Oct. 16, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Alma is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Ernie Bishop; two daughters, Debbie (Frankie) Morrison, Patricia (Francis) Grant and one son, Ernie (Tricia). She has been blessed with eight grandchildren, David (Butch), Natalie, Leslie, Alicia, Britney, Stephen, Jack, and MacKenzie and three great-grandchildren, Brock, Layla Jo, and Jesse.
Alma is also survived by her brothers, Tom, Ted (Irene), Ray (Marie) and Brian (Lynn) and sister, Helen (Hubert) Chiasson. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Theresa, Kay (Charlie) Boudreau, Barbara, and Dorothy; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Bagnell, Ray Eldridge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Alma was predeceased by her parents, Azariah (Roy) and Blanche (Bobbitt) Chipman; stepmother, Eva (Green) Chipman-Lushman; brothers, Ben Wal, Jack Eddy and Hardy; sisters, Mary, Diane and Bev.
Alma worked as a young woman at Gaffins Store in New Waterford for a time before marrying the love of her life Ernie Bishop at the age of 20. She re-entered the work force in 1968 working at the General Instruments plant for a short time followed by 10 plus years at K-mart, several years at Stedman’s store and the Pharmasave in New Waterford until her retirement.
Alma was born the seventh of 13 children. Alma was the youngest of seven children when her mother suddenly passed away. After her father Roy remarried Alma received another six siblings whom she adored and loved equally as she did her older six siblings. Her sister Diane was more than a sister she was her best friend with whom she spent many Saturday and Sunday evenings with as well as many Miner’s vacations. Alma and her stepmother Eva were more like friends than mother and daughter but Alma emulated some of Eva’s characteristics when it came to Strength of Spirit and Tenacity in times of adversity. Alma also had several aunts and cousins that she held in high regard Bobby, Ruth, Pearl and Blondie are a few of those special people. Alma was also so very happy with her extended family. After her marriage Alma enjoyed spending time with all of her in-laws. She loved them all as well as their children, but Buddy held a special spot.
Alma had many friends, she was outgoing and full of life but more importantly she loved living life. Alma just got it done, one never had to wonder what Alma thought – she told you. She did not accept age as a time to slow down but more of a challenge. She knew that getting older did not mean you had to act old, it only meant you had less time so you better not waste any of it.
Alma enjoyed music and dancing all her life. Alma and Ernie could be found on a dance floor somewhere in New Waterford or not far afield dancing at some venue most Saturday nights for many many years. In the more recent years Alma could be found dancing several times a week with her line dancing buddies. A very active woman Alma walked daily, worked out at the local gym, and up until a few years ago was an avid skater and enjoyed riding her bike.
Alma also loved going for drives and camping. She and Ernie would drive anywhere and they put many a miles on together. They have seen most of this country through their windshields. Although in the past 10 years they have become seasonal campers in Baddeck and their drives were less expansive.
Most of all Alma loved family, all her family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. She always had a special spark when she was around young people. They seemed to be her drug, her eyes got brighter and her voice got higher.
Alma was a woman of great belief. She was an active member of St. Michael’s Choir and CWL for many years. Alma prayed daily and had an unwavering faith in the Lord. She knew that we cannot take anything with us when we leave this world but what we leave behind counts. We do rise again in the faces of our children and they carry our spirit with them. So teach them well for a life well lived is one to be proud of and Alma knew how to live.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration for Alma will take place Monday, Oct. 21st, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Dominion, with Fr. Danny Boudreau officiating. Cremation will follow. A luncheon will be held in the parish hall immediately following the funeral mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Cancer Patient Care Fund, Sydney.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/16/2013
Black Ronald 'Rannie' Michael Black CBP 11/19/2013
Ronald 'Rannie' Michael Black
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: November 16th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Rannie Black on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Stephen and Sarah (MacSween) Black.
He served overseas during the Korean War, and later was an forklift operator with Victoria Plywood, Victoria, B.C. before retiring home to Sydney.
He enjoyed camping in B.C. with his family and travelling across Canada. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Victoria, B.C.
Rannie is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Muriel (Edmunds) Black; daughter, Ruth-Ann Black (Robert Jessome), Sydney; sons, Stephen Black, Victoria, B.C., Trevor (Carmen) Black, Sooke, B.C., his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Shauna Black, Andrew and Kimberly Powell and T.J. Black; brothers, Allison 'Skelly' Black, Sydney, Stephen
'Billy' (Susan) Black, B.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Rannie was predeceased by his brother, David, three sisters, Helen 'Allie' Reid, Isabel 'Issie' Wong, and Marie 'Ria' Gillis.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation as per Rannie's request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

11/16/2013 Sydney
Blackburn Margaret Bridget (Donovan) Blackburn CBP 5/30/2013
Margaret Bridget (Donovan) Blackburn
Born In: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: June 16th, 1921
Passed in: Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Passed on: May 23rd, 2013
Although we lost our beautiful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend on this day, she will remain in our hearts always.
Wife of Marius (deceased); mother of Glenn (Ellie), Lisa (deceased), Debbie (Charles) McMullen, Sheldon (Julie) and Nancy (Jeff) Richardson. Grandmother of Glenn, Shawn, Alena, Taylor, Lindsey, Eryn, Collin and Katie. Great-grandmother of Glenn, Sean, Courtney and Jessie. Sisters and brothers (all deceased). Aunt and friend of many.
She will be laid to rest in West Roxbury, Mass. with her beloved husband, Marius.
Special thanks to Charles McMullen for all his loving care of our mother throughout the past three years.

5/23/2013 Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Blackman James Blackman CBP 4/18/2013
James Blackman
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 16th, 2013
James Blackman, 87, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, formerly of 512 Victoria Rd., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the residence.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Charles and Helena Blackman.
He was an adherent of St. Alban’s Anglican Church. James was a quiet peaceful man who loved to walk and observe his surroundings and greet his friends. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his cousins, Clotilda Yakimchuk, Thelma Ince and Donovan Coward.
He was predeceased by his brother Everton ‘Lefty’ (Delores) and several cousins.
Mr. Blackman will have visitation on Saturday, April 20 at 12 until 1:30 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. with Archbishop Waterman officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney.
Donations may be made to St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church or Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

4/16/2013 Sydney
Blagdon Julia Blagdon CBP 2/11/2013
Julia Blagdon
Born In: Ingonish
Born: April 20th, 1919
Passed on: February 7th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Julia Blagdon, 93, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Julia was born in Ingonish, Victoria County, on April 20, 1919, the daughter of the late James and Charlotte (Hardy) Barnes.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Julia is survived by her husband, Henry Blagdon; her three sons, John Blagdon, Long Island, Emerson (Bessie) Blagdon, North Sydney, Lenny (Debbie) Blagdon, Amherst; five grandchildren, Michelle (Alex) Fougere, Johnny Blagdon, Loriann (Shane) Riles, Shaun Blagdon, Shane Blagdon; also by six great-grandchildren.
Julia was predeceased by her four sisters, Jessie LeFriend, Anne Murphy, Val Jackson, Edna Ings and stepbrother, Sam Hardy.
Visitation for Julia will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/7/2013 Ingonish
Blanchard Helen Marie Blanchard CBP 5/2/2013
Helen Marie Blanchard
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: April 30th, 2013
Helen Marie Blanchard passed away on April 30, 2013, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with her sister Leona by her side.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Trainor) Blanchard.
Helen Marie, a quiet lady by nature, was a homemaker and at one time she did hairdressing.
She is survived by her sisters, Leona Wareham, Bernadette (Jack) Shelden, California; brother, Pius (Helen), Halifax; nieces and nephews, Devon, Lukas, Nicholas, Mikalya, Courtney, Chad, Susan, Christopher and Jennifer.
Besides her parents she was also predeceased by sisters, Corrina, Theresa and brothers, Vincent and Vernon.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 3, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A chapel service will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.ca.

4/30/2013 New Waterford
Blinkhorn Tracy (Arsenault) Blinkhorn CBP 5/4/2013
Tracy (Arsenault) Blinkhorn
Born In: Alder Point
Born: April 4th, 1970
Passed on: May 1st, 2013
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Tracy Arsenault, 43, of North Sydney, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Born in Alder Point on April 4, 1970, she was the daughter of William ‘Billy’ and Dorothy Arsenault.
Tracy had a great passion and a beautiful gift for drawing, painting and writing poems. She also loved the Toronto Maple Leafs.
She leaves behind to mourn her parents, Billy and Dorothy Arsenault; husband, Bernie J.R. Blinkhorn; her six amazing children, Billy Joe and Apryl Weatherbee of North Sydney, Slade, Nathan, Gabe and Jesse, all at home and two beautiful granddaughters, Amara Warhuus and Jessica Weatherbee. She will also be sadly missed by her four sisters who loved her more than words can say, Stephanie Thorel, Sydney Mines, Nicole (Terry) Arsenault, Leitches Creek, Leahann Arsenault, North Sydney, and Susan Arsenault, Sydney Mines; grandmother, Mary Arsenault, Alder Point; nine nieces and nephews, eight grandnieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cherished friends.
There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of Tracy's life will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

5/1/2013 Alder Point
Blois Ken Blois CBP 3/16/2013
Kenneth Blois
Born In: South Rawdon
Ken was born and raised in South Rawdon, Hants County, N.S. He was the third son to Sedley and Jenny (Mason) Blois and a brother to Willis, Howard, Tom and Irene.
Ken’s early education took place in a one room school house where he often looked out the window and saying to himself “I’d rather be ‘teaming horses’”.
The loss of his mother when he was 13 years old had a profound effect on his life. Life was never the same for him and his siblings. However, those life experiences helped him to become a man of compassion with a keen sense of humour, quick wit and wisdom. He could sum up many situations with a few words. His humour and wisdom made difficult things easy. This keen sense of humour enabled us to laugh a lot as his life gave way to vascular dementia over the past 11 years. As his memory declined and he would become frustrated at times Ken often would laugh at himself and say “and it ain’t gonna get any better”. When Ken first visited with Dr. Cindy Hobbs (gerontologist) she credited him as “a man with tremendous insight into his illness” and she always made him feel very special. During that visit she told him he reminded her of a movie star and he quipped “well, it must be Jethro Bodine” (Beverly Hillbillies)!
In 1941 Ken volunteered to join the armed forces and served overseas in the Artillery Core. Ken spent the early part of the war as an anti-aircraft artillery fighter on the “White Cliffs of Dover”. Once the Allies gained Air Supremacy he was reassigned to duty “on the mainland of Europe” serving in France, Belgium, Germany and finally in Holland. He had many stories of the conflict but kept them close to his chest. When thanked for his service his response would always be “Don’t thank me. Thank those who didn’t come back. They paid with their lives.”
Ken’s early influences in the Christian faith came mostly from his mother’s side of the family. He often talked of his grandfather’s influence but the strongest influence came from his ‘Aunt Clara Mason’ who spent over 40 years as a missionary in India and was part of a team who rescued orphaned girls.
After the war Ken returned to South Rawdon, met his first wife Veda Leighton in Windsor, N.S. He and Veda settled in Shubenacadie and had three sons, one daughter. As a family they hosted many student pastors, missionaries and several foster children. Their door was always open.
In the mid-seventies Ken and Veda sold their dairy farm, moved to Sydney and helped their son Vernon to establish the expansion of the garden center business known as Farmer Clem’s.
On coming to Sydney Ken and Veda grew in their relationship with the Lord and became members of Faith Baptist Church, Sydney. Their compassion and generosity touched many lives at home and around the world. Veda passed on to heaven in 1989.
Ken remarried in 1992 to Wilma MacLennan. Over the past 20 years they enjoyed many happy times with family and friends and have continued to honour the Lord together.
Ken served for a time as a Deacon at Faith Baptist Church and as a member of the Board of Directors at Cape Breton Bible Camp for many years.
Ken is survived by his wife, Wilma MacLennan-Blois; son, Perry, Naniamo, B.C. ( Lori & John (Holly)) Doucette; Blythe (Dorion/Parker) Coakley; son, Glendon & Linda, Naniamo, B.C. (Jeff & Natalie, Olivia/Charlie; (Darren & Sherill, Levi/Noah/Fiona); son, Vernon & Nancy, Stewiacke, N.S. (Trisha Fraser, Jordan/Tristan; Shauna & Benjie Young (Levi) Jodi & Kyle Ledwidge, Saege/Brooke; Jamie Lamond, Robert & Natalie (Blake) Lamond; daughter, Doreen, Ottawa, Ont., (you have been so much more than an aunt to Lori and Blythe and we thank you Doreen).
Ken is also survived by his sister, Irene (Guy, deceased) Doncaster, Deep River, Ont.
Ken leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Special mention of Wilma (Blois) Lynch, Windsor, N.S. Although Ken was her uncle she often said she considered him her second father. Thanks for your visits.
In- laws left behind: Doug and ShuPing MacLennan (Alta.), Priscilla & John Buchanan (Halifax), Kenny and Carol MacLennan (Glace Bay) and many nieces and nephews who loved Ken.
Special thanks to Nelson and Gwen MacLeod and Lloyd Johnson for your friendship, love and many visits while Ken was both at home and a resident at Taigh Na Mara. To Bill MacDougall for your special efforts in taking Ken for breakfast so many times when he was no longer able to drive. It meant a lot to both of us. Thanks.
Thanks to Dr. Glen Gracie and Pauline and staff at ‘Family Practice’ Kings Road for the many years of kindness and care and also Dr. J. MacLean, house doctor at Taigh Na Mara.
Thanks also to the staff at VAC, George Street, Sydney. Your service has been invaluable.
What would we have done without the staff and volunteers at Taigh Na Mara, DVA/VAC unit. We are grateful for your loving kindness, care and respect shown to Ken while he resided with you. You are all true ‘troopers’. Ken, himself was very grateful for your care. He said “I like it here. They take good care of me and they even check on me at night when you’re not here”. Thank you.
Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in Ken’s memory can be forwarded to: Cape Breton Bible Camp, P.O. Box 233, North Sydney, N.S., B2A 3M3; Gideon’s International Canada, P.0. Box 3619, Guelph, Ont., N1H 7A2 (1-888 482 4253).
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church, 10 Davenport Rd., Sydney. Officiating Pastor Steve Fenton. Burial to follow in Windsor, N.S., 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Maplewood Cemetery. Officiating Pastor Ken Fillmore.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

3/14/2013 South Rawdon
Bona Theresa Elizabeth Bona CBP 2/11/2013
Theresa Elizabeth Bona
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: February 8th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister Theresa Elizabeth Bona, 65, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in North Sydney, Theresa was a daughter of the late Arthur and Marjorie (Penny) Bona.
Theresa loved life and everyone she met. She was a kind person, loved to clean and enjoyed conversations with anyone around her and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Theresa is survived by sisters, Susan (David) Lemoine, Ontario, Marie (Brian) Hardy, North Sydney; brothers, Floyd Bona (Bonnie) and Lloyd Bona, both of North Sydney; also by a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by an infant sister, Alice Marie, her paternal and maternal grandparents, a number of aunts and uncles, including a special aunt Alice Penny.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, Northside General Hospital, the ICU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and especially to Dr. Kohlsmith and doctors at the ICU who gave Theresa such excellent care. We are so very grateful to Rhoda ‘Leona’ and Mary who were her long-time friends and very good to her.
Visitation for Theresa will be held 9-11 a.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later time.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/8/2013 North Sydney
Bonaparte Richard Bonaparte CBP 3/9/2013
Richard Bonaparte
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: March 7th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the death of Richard Joseph Bonaparte, 65, of Iona. Richard passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Roddie Bonaparte and Daphne (Bonaparte) Northen.
Richard worked for the Department of Transportation for 25 years. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a coach and player of local softball teams. Richard was also a big Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers fan which caused a few rivalries with some of his nieces and nephews. He had a great passion for genealogy. He also had an ear and a great talent for music which he loved to share with family and friends over the years. Richard also loved watching nature from his living room window.
He is survived by Josie, his loving and devoted wife of 36 years. He will be dearly missed by his children, who were his pride and joy; son Warren (Ashley), Halifax; daughter, Ashley Faye, at home. Richard is also survived by his siblings, Trevor (Lorraine), Stevie, Carol, Phillip (Darlene), Ellen, Mary (George), Cathy (Dave), Rod (Pat), Anthony, Danny, John (Lily), Jeannie (Steve), Patty (Dwight), and stepsisters, Anne and Joan (Eric). He leaves to mourn his many nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. Also, his only godchild Dakota Richard Johnson and his special little friend, Isabelle.
Richard was predeceased by his infant son, Roderick Matthew; sister, Peggy and stepfather, Cosmas.
Visitation for Mr. Bonaparte will take place Sunday, March 10 from 2-9 p.m. and Monday from 12 – 2 p.m. at St. Columba Parish Center. The celebration of his life will be held Monday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Columba Church, Iona with Rev. Paul J. Abbass officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery, Iona.
Donations may be made to Talbot House 1777 Frenchvale Rd., Frenchvale, NS B2A 4E2.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have strength.’ Napoleon Bonaparte

3/7/2013 Sydney
Bonar Frances Beaton-Bonar CBP 10/21/2013
Frances Beaton-Bonar
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: Georges River
Passed on: October 18th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Frances Beaton-Bonar, 89, a resident of Georges River, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Bras d’Or, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Little) Marmo.
Frances had lived in Ontario for many years and while there had worked at several jobs, from Tim Hortons, to office work for her son-in-law, George Summers.
Frances returned to Cape Breton in 2005 and has been a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home for the past three years.
She was a member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d’Or, a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, was an avid card and bingo player and enjoyed listening to music, especially Daniel O’Donnell.
She is survived by her four daughters, Julie Kavanagh, Toronto, Mary 'Sissy' (Floyd) Fraser, Georges River, Theresa (Kevin) Carroll, Milton, Ont., Sylvia (Lorne) MacDonald, River Ryan; by her 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Frances was predeceased by her first husband, Jim Beaton, her second husband, John Bonar, her sons, Lloyd and Frank Beaton, her daughter, Phyllis and a child in infancy.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

10/18/2013 Bras d'Or
Bonear Ronald Alexander Bonear CBP 3/8/2013
Ronald Alexander Bonear
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 7th, 2013
Ronald Alexander Bonear, 74, of the Hub, Glace Bay, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Ronald was the son of the late Cornelius ‘Connie’ and Minnie (Young) Bonear.
Ronald worked in Ontario at various jobs then returned to Cape Breton to work in No. 26 Colliery. He loved camping, fishing, playing cards and shooting pool. Ronald was a member of the Hub Club. He was a very private and compassionate man.
He will be sadly missed by his companion, Colleen Sponagle and her children, Rose, Carol, Joe and their families. Ronald is also survived by his daughter, Louise, Ontario; two sons, Robert King, Sydney, Jeff Bonear, Ontario; and a sister, Alice (Ray) Jensen, Hamilton, Ontario. Ronald is survived by five grandchildren, Dustin, Kaitlyn, Devin, Adam and Christopher as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ronald was predeceased by four brothers, Lloyd, Gord, Fred, William, stepbrother, Rob, four stepsisters, Minnie, Nell, Annie and Olive.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. There will be no funeral mass; a private burial will be held in St. John’s Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Ronald, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
May he Rest Peacefully in the
Arms of the Lord

3/7/2013 Glace Bay
Bonnar Janese (MacNeil) Bonnar CBP 10/22/2013
Janese (MacNeil) Bonnar
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: London, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 12th, 2013
Suddenly at University Hospital, London, Ont., Oct. 12, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay, N.S. in 1940, Janese was the daughter of John and Annie (Clarke) MacNeil. Janese is survived by her sons, Keith and Ken and her daughter-in-law, Debbie. Adored and never forgotten by grandchildren Alex and Kayla Bonnar, (her angels); brothers, John Pats and Frank, and sister, Leeta.
Janese was predeceased by her husband, David, 1995; sister, Gloria, 2009 (her best friend), and brothers, Connie and Celsie.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, from 7-9 p.m. Graveside service Saturday, Oct. 19th at 11 a.m. Visitation and service will take place at FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL CHAPEL & CEMETERY, 1997 Dundas Street E, (at Wavell). Family and friends are welcome at her home after the service to say farewell.
She would say, "smile and be happy, I will always be with you. Love you all, Janese, Mom and Nanny."

10/12/2013 Glace Bay
Boone William 'Bill' Boone CBP 6/21/2013
William 'Bill' Boone
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: June 20th, 2013
William Edmund ‘Bill’ Boone, 77, of Shannex Blomidon Court, Greenwich, formerly of Kentville and Wilmot, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late William and Lucy (MacKinnon) Boone. He was employed as a custodial supervisor at C.F.B. Greenwood, from where he retired. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Kingston. He enjoyed cooking, baking and a good cup of tea. He was an avid movie watcher and loved playing cards, especially cribbage. He also loved his grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Candace (Ken) Bird, Kentville; Coralanne (Darren) Rafuse, Kentville; their mother, Gwendolyn ‘Lyn’ (Dexter) Boone, Greenwood; a brother, Russell Cordell (Carol) Boone, Stratford, Ont.; three grandchildren, Jacob, Cameron and Paige; two step-grandchildren, Matthew and Alicia; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Charmaine Durant; a brother, Gerard Boone. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill.
Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Shannex Blomidon Court for the excellent care Bill received.
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.

6/20/2013 Glace Bay
Borden Charlene Borden CBP 2/16/2013
Charlene Borden
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 15th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charlene Borden on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Gilbertha (Boutilier) Bailey.
Charlene enjoyed decorating her house and spending time with her family. She and Roy took great pleasure in walking and dancing.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Roy Borden; children, Roy (Nancy), Charlotte (Blair), Kevin (Linda); sister, Sylvia (raised like her daughter) mom’s special angel; siblings, Gilbertha, George, Jimmy and Vivert; seven grandchildren, Tammy, Dawn, Roy, Cahl, Kevin, Shayne, Ashley; five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by siblings, Jeanette, Guy and Cecil.
At Charlene’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church. The Rev. Leo Boone will be officiating.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care, VON or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

2/15/2013 Glace Bay
Borden Maxine Borden CBP 4/13/2013
Maxine Borden
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: December 11th, 1971
Passed on: April 12th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Maxine Denise Borden on April 12, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family.
Born in Glace Bay, on December 11, 1971, Denise was the daughter of Donald and Shirley Borden.
Denise was a former employee of Subway in Sydney.
Denise loved to laugh and make people happy. Denise will be remembered by her family and friends for being caring, loving and nurturing with a little bit of sassiness.
Besides her parents, Denise will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Christine (Mark) MacIntosh; brothers, Brian (Ariel), David (Donna) and Donnie; grandparents; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for the late Denise Borden will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, April 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Denise will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place in St. Anne's-St. John's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Donations in memory of Denise may be made to the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

4/12/2013 Glace Bay
Boudreau Joseph Francis Boudreau CBP 5/14/2013
Joseph Francis Boudreau
Born In: Louisdale
Passed on: May 12th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father Joseph Boudreau on Sunday, May 12, 2013, on the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Louisdale, he was the son of the late Walter and Clara (Landry) Boudreau.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart parish. Joe retired from the Sydney steel plant after 41 years. Dad loved his children and grandchildren with every breath and was most happy in their presence. Joe also cherished the time spent with the ‘coffee club’ gang at Tim Hortons and bombing around on his electric scooter.
Joe is survived by his children, Donna (Allan) Burke, Ingonish, and Craig Boudreau; his loving grandchildren, Todd (Mugsie), Justin (Tonya), Timika, Carmen; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Parker, Jacie, Harlin and Leighton. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Marie Morrison, Sharon Morrison and Rose Boudreau; brother-in-law, Danny (Evelyn) Morrison; sisters-in-law, Theresa Boudreau, Sydney, and Marie Boudreau, Halifax; as well as nieces and nephews. His special friends, who added tremendously to the quality of dad’s life, Billy Penny, Benny Singler, Mike Fitzgerald and Bobby Long.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sadie Catherine (Morrison), sisters, Lucy Forrester, Stella Doucette, Mary MacDonald and Cecilia Krzwada, brothers, Amedie, Edward, Louis, and Harry.
The family would like to thank Dr. James MacKillop, the staff of 4B and the doctors and nurses of the palliative-care unit.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Hospice or the Holy Redeemer Convent, Whitney Pier.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuenralhome.com.

5/12/2013 Louisdale
Boudreau Louis Boudreau CBP 2/16/2013
Louis Boudreau
Born In: Louisdale
Born: April 18th, 1931
Passed on: February 12th, 2013
Louis passed-away peacefully at Dartmouth General Hospital on 12 Feb 2013.
Born in Louisdale on 18 April 1931, he was the youngest son of Walter and Clara.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie; sons Walter (Ottawa), Kevin (Janet) (Dartmouth), Brent (Dartmouth) and daughter Michelle (John) (Sackville). He is also survived by Granddaughter Lindsay (Boudreau) and James Ryan (JR) McMahon ( Sackville).
He was predeceased by brothers Amedie, Eddie, Harry and Joe; sisters Mary, Cecilia, Stella and Lucy. He is survived by his older brother Joseph.
Louis worked at the Sydney Steel plant for 42 years, primarily as a crane operator. He was a loyal member of the Knights of Columbus (Sydney) prior to moving to Dartmouth. He spent many days playing Tarabish with fellow members. Louis enjoyed boxing and could provide details on many of the greatest fights in history. He enjoyed animated discussions and was always willing to share his opinion.
Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no visitation or memorial service.

2/12/2013 Louisdale
Boudreau Luce Marie Boudreau CBP 11/19/2013
Luce Marie Boudreau
Passed in: Cheticamp
Passed on: November 16th, 2013
Luce Marie passed away November 16, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late George Deveau and Sophie (Boudreau) Deveau.
Luce Marie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her life to her family and career. She dedicated 22 years of her life to the Co-op Artisanale. She enjoyed a good game of two hundred. Her creative soul was evident through her hooked rugs, oil paintings and scenes of the National Park. Her passion for roses comes to life in her artistic work. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. Luce Marie was a devoted Christian who found peace in her daily prayer.
She is survived by her son Gerard Boudreau (Freda); daughters Lucille Poirier (Joseph Henri), Evangeline Maillet (Camille), Christine Belliveau (Alfred); brothers Vincent Deveau (Agnes), Ont., Paul Antoine Deveau (Patricia); sisters Germaine Chiasson, Josephine Coffin (Earl), Halifax; Eight grandchildren Jeanne (Gèlas), Louis (Amy), Ronald, Stefan (Celia), Christa (Logan), Janelle, Melanie and Elise.
Predeceased by husband Joseph Athanase Boudreau; daughter Jeanne; sister Lucienne.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will take place at Thursday, November 21st at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Interment to be held at the Parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Foyer Père Fiset.

11/16/2013
Boudreau Marie (Bonaparte) Boudreau CBP 8/30/2013
Marie (Bonaparte) Boudreau
Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: August 27th, 2013
Formerly of Sydney, Marie passed away peacefully at Dartmouth General Hospital on Aug. 27, 2013.
The loving wife of Louis, (deceased) and mother to Walter, Ottawa, Kevin (Janet), Brent and Michelle (John). Grandmother to Lindsay and James Ryan. She leaves her brothers, John and Michael.
She was predeceased by brother, Seward.
Marie worked for Maritime Tel & Tel, Co-op Food Services and Crowell's in Sydney. N.S.
A dear friend to all, she will be fondly remembered for her kindness and generosity to those less fortunate.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal service.

8/27/2013
Boudreau Rita Boudreau Inverness Oran 11/20/2013
Rita Boudreau, age 91, Foyer Pand#61520; re Fiset, Cheticamp, died November 12th, 2013, in Foyer Pand#61520; re Fiset. Born in Margaree, she was a daughter of the late Philippe LeBlanc and Anastasie (Poirier) LeBlanc. For numerous years, Rita Boudreau worked as an admission clerk at Sacred Heart Hospital. She greatly contributed to the community by volunteering in the organizations of La Société St. Pierre and Le Manoir St. Pierre. As well, she was a founding member of the Sacred Heart Hospital Auxiliary of which she became an honorary member. The extended family of Le Foyer Pand#61520;re greatly contributed to her long and fruitful life. She will be missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by sons Daniel Boudreau (Guylaine Faucher), Cheticamp; David Boudreau, Moncton, N.B.; daughters Louise Boudreau, Simone Boudreau (Jean-Marc Renault), both of Cheticamp; sister Margaret Bourgeois, Cheticamp; grandchildren Gaetan, Mathieu, Marie-Eve Boudreau. She was predeceased by husband Léo P. Boudreau; brothers John, Leo, Edmond, Wilfred, Alex, Joseph and Charlie; sisters Elizabeth, Antoinette, Antoinette, Lorette; half-sister Helene. Funeral mass was held on Friday, Nov. 15th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:
cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

11/12/2013 Margaree
Boudreau Wilfred Boudreau CBP 7/19/2013
Wilfred Boudreau
Born In: Cheticamp
Born: September 9th, 1931
Passed on: July 17th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Born in Cheticamp, Wilfred was the son of the late Patrick and Josephine (Roach) Boudreau.
Wilfred was a teacher and later became principal at NDA School in Cheticamp for 35 years retiring in 1987. At that time he became employed as an administrator for 15 years at the Chemoi Group Home in Cheticamp.
Dad dedicated his life to his family whom he loved and cherished and was always there for them when they needed him. He especially loved receiving visits from all of his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Dad was a loving, bright and faithful man. He always loved to help others for nothing in return. We will always remember Dad for his love of berry-picking, whether it be strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or cranberries, and he especially loved giving them to his children. This made Dad happy.
Wilfred is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Yvette (Chiasson) Boudreau; his son, Cyril (Evelyn) Boudreau, Cheticamp; his daughters, Priscille Boudreau (Bob Hyland), Halifax, Jeannine (Earl) MacLellan, Coxheath; son, Jean-Claude (E.J.), Halifax; grandchildren, Jason (Tara) Boudreau, Crystal, Grant, Paige Boudreau; Vanessa, Justin, Stacie MacLellan; Jeremie, Claire, Melanie Boudreau; and great-grandchild, Ethan Boudreau; brother, Eddy (Madeline); sisters, Marie Louise, Judy, Therese, Mary May, Elizabeth (Leonard), Marie Alice (Roger), Marie Rose (Yvon); sister-in-law, Ruth Boudreau.
Predeceased by brothers, Leo, Charles, Henry Joe, Paulite, Joseph Levis; sister, Lucy Anne.
To fulfil Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

7/17/2013 Cheticamp
Boulter Margaret 'Margie CBP 10/17/2013
MARGARET 'MARGIE' (MACINTYRE) BOULTER
Born In: Florence
Passed on: October 15th, 2013

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we, the family, say goodbye to our beautiful mother, sister, aunt and friend, Margaret (MacIntyre) Boulter, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, peacefully at her home in Sydney Mines.
Born and raised in Florence, Margaret was the daughter of the late Norman (Diddy) and Eva (Boutilier) MacIntyre. She was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines.
Margaret worked at the Northside General Hospital for 27 years until her retirement in 1996, leaving behind her wonderful co-workers whom she loved so much. She worked hard but always looked forward to going to see her friends at the hospital.
Those who knew Margaret, knew the special love she had for her little buddy, her dog Maggie, who will certainly miss her. Margaret 'Margie' was the rock of our family. She was always there with the teapot on for anyone who showed up at her door, and her pastime was heading out with her sisters shopping at the mall, and occasionally hitting the bingo hall.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Wanda (Wayne MacDonald), Sydney Mines; son, Cecil (Debbie), Winnipeg, and seven grandchildren, Robert, Lee Ann, Jeff, Justin and Megan all from Sydney Mines, Jason and Stacey from Winnipeg, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived her sisters, Beanie (Vincent Legatto), Mary Gardiner and Leckie (Alex Edwards) and brothers, Ricky, Melvin (Laurena) and Tommy (Thelma), all from Sydney Mines.
Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Cecil Boulter, her daughter, Diane, sons, Kevin and David, sisters, Helena, Leona, Catherina (Kay), Naomi, Lillian and Geraldine, and brothers, Ronald, Danny and Phillip.
Visitation for the late Margaret Boulter will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Carman United Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. David Luker officiating. The burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

10/15/2013 Florence, CBI
Bourgeois Rose Marie Bourgeois CBP 12/23/2013
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 21st, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mom and sister, Rose Marie (Brown)
Bourgeois, who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney
surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Glace Bay, Rose was the daughter of the late John Leslie and Anita Irene (Boudreau) Brown.
Rose was a dedicated volunteer with the Glace Bay Food Bank, a position she loved and enjoyed
immensely. Rose was a graduate of the CCA program and worked at various facilities within the community.
She loved nothing more than dancing, laughter and singing the occasional song.
She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family.
Rose is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Hallie (John); her three daughters, Colleen Barro
(Lowell), Trisha Lowthers (Jake) and Anita James (Ed). She adored her three grandchildren, Amanda, Kent
and Tori in addition to her great-grandchildren, Morgan and Connor. Rose is also survived by her sisters,
Kathleen Remmington (Jerry), Anita Sherman (Donnie), Joann Brown (Rob Intini), Evelyn Brown (Bruce
Truman), brother, Gerald Brown (Kathy), William (Billy) Brown and Donna Brown.
Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her sister, Paulette (Brown) Rogers.Visitation for Rose will
take place on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace
Bay. A private interment ceremony will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Rose’s memory may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful staff at the ICU of the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Dr. Archibald, Dr. Wilks, the exceptional nursing staff; Theresa, Bruce, Cathy and
Amanda. Also, to Dr. Thomas Curry of the Glace Bay Hospital.Online condolences to the Bourgeois family
are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/21/2013 Glace Bay
Boutilier Brielle Boutilier CBP 8/17/2013
Brielle Boutilier
Born: July 29th, 2013
Passed on: August 14th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brielle Marie Boutilier.
Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her parents, Amanda Snow, Sydney Mines, and Brent Boutilier, Little Pond; grandparents Eldon and Linda (Fraser) Snow, Sydney Mines, Paul and Gayle (Ferguson) Boutilier, Little Pond; great-grandparents, Dwight Fraser, Sadie Boutilier, George and Shirley Ann Snow, Marilynn Ferguson, and step-great-grandfather, Ian Daligarno, as well as her uncles, Brandon, Sam and Eldon and aunts, Nicole, Hannah and Nancy. Also left to mourn are several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins, along with so many special aunties. Brielle also leaves behind her precious cousin, Isaac, born just four days before her.
Brielle was predeceased by her great-grandparents, Molly Fraser, Garfield Boutilier and Ron Ferguson.
In her short time with us, Brielle brightened the lives of all who had the privilege of meeting her. She loved cuddling with Mom and Dad, and hugs and kisses from family and friends. Her sweet smile will be forever in our hearts.
So little, so loved.
There will be no visitation.
“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”

8/14/2013 29/07/2013
Boutilier Clarence 'Big Fred' Boutilier CBP 9/11/2013
Clarence 'Big Fred' Boutilier
Passed in: Birch Grove
Passed on: September 9th, 2013
It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Frederick Clarence Boutilier 'Big Fred' at the ICU in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 9, 2013.
Big Fred was employed by Hopkins Ltd., Port Morien. His greatest joy was spending time with his five grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia for 43 years and their two sons, Freddie (Shannon), Reserve Mines, and Robert (Heather), Birch Grove. Also by his grandchildren, Roger, Samantha, of Birch Grove, Jarod, Brandon and Logan of Reserve Mines.
Fred leaves behind sisters, Gladys Spedding, Katherine Hiscock, Ruth Jones, Carolyn MacIntyre, Doris O’Brien and many loving nieces and nephews, in-laws.
Predeceased by parents, Artis and Mary Boutilier, Port Morien, by sisters, Violet Lawrence, Freda Head, Roseiline Meade, brothers, Leonard, Hubert, Freeman and infant sister and brother, Eileen and Clarence. Fred was also predeceased by his best friend Raymond Hiscock. Together again.
Visitation for Clarence 'Big Fred' will be held on Thursday Sept. 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held on Friday in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev Myrna MacMullin officiating. Burial to take place in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Black Brook.
A special thanks to Dr. P. Kent Cadegan, the doctors, nurses and staff of the ICU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
To the Strongest Man I Know
He is Our Stairway to Heaven
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

9/9/2013
Boutilier Daniel Joseph Boutilier ‘Boots’ CBP 2/13/2013
Daniel Boutilier
Passed on: February 11th, 2013
In loving memory of Daniel Joseph Boutilier ‘Boots’ who passed away suddenly, at the age of 52, on Feb. 11, 2013, after a long battle with illness.
Daniel was predeceased by his father, Daniel Joseph Boutilier Sr., his mother, Johanna (Kehoe) Boutilier and his sister, Roseann Boutilier.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Boutilier, Truro; his six children, Dan (Becca) Boutilier, Dominion, Steve (Lee) Boutilier, Glace Bay, Ryan (Katie) Boutilier, Calgary, Angel Boutilier, Dominion, Kayla (Adam) Boutilier, Halifax, and Kylie (Jason) Caldwell, Truro; two brothers, Bernie (Rita) Boutilier, Fort McMurray, and Kenny (Karen) Boutilier, Gardiner Mines; five grandchildren, Makayla, MacKenzie, Owen, Lucas and Avery.
Daniel will be remembered for his many years of dedicated service to the PPCLI - (Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry). He will always be remembered as a loving husband, amazing father and dedicated grandfather.
No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating.
A second memorial service will be held in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., for all Daniel’s family and friends in the Cape Breton area.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s honour may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Canada or Veterans Affairs.
Online condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com.

2/11/2013
Boutilier Garfield Anthony Boutilier CBP 3/20/2013
Garfield Anthony Boutilier
Born In: Little Pond
Born: November 27th, 1925
Passed on: March 18th, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, Ol Da, Goofy and Juice, Garfield Anthony ‘Garf’ Boutilier. Garf passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Northside General Hospital on Monday, March 18, 2013.
Garf was born on Nov. 27, 1925, in Little Pond. He was the son of the late Bert and Theresa (MacNeil) Boutilier.
Garf worked for many years on the CN Marine boats until his retirement in 1990.
Garf was known for his quick wit, his humour and his ability to turn his hand to just about anything he could imagine. He was an avid boxing fan and was known for being a devoted fan of the Little Pond Pistons baseball team. He enjoyed four-wheeling, Newfoundland music and maintaining the backyard rink his children and grandchildren enjoyed so much. Nothing brought Garf more joy than spending time down home with his family seated around the kitchen table.
Garf is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sadie (Nunn) and their children, Donna Coady, Debby (Sandy Jardine), Marcy (Billy Unsworth), Wendy McMullin (Carl Gardner), Nancy (Dave Balah), Irene (Les Ferguson), Gary (Cynthia), Cindy (Greg Leblanc) and Paul (Gayle). He will be forever cherished by his grandchildren, Michael, Angela, Nikki, Jason, Sara Beth, Allyson, Peter, Geralyn, Michelle, Josh, Jordan, Jessica, Benjamin, Garrett, Erin, Kenneth, Brent, Brandon and Hannah and great-grandchildren, Michael, Kiara, Charlie, Julia, Emily, Megan, Madison and William. Garf is survived by his siblings, sister Agnes Currie, brother, Lawrence; sister-in-law, Mae; and numerous nieces and nephews. Garf is also survived by his little buddy, Blackie, who was always faithfully by his side.
Besides his parents, Garf was predeceased by siblings, Sidney, Johnny, Hector, Stanley, Cassie and son-in-law, Jed McMullin.
Visitation for Garf will be held at Francis Funeral Home on Thursday, March 21 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, with Fr. Verne Boutilier and Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held following the mass.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Northside General Hospital, especially Debi Osbourne, for their care and compassion. We would also like to thank Dr. Andrew Wawer and Wilda and Mary for being so good to him over the years.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy can be directed to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever”

3/18/2013 Little Pond
Boutilier Henry Harvey Boutilier CBP 12/2/2013
Born In: Wadden's Cove
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: November 30th, 2013
The family regrets to announce the passing of Henry Harvey Boutilier, 80, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at
his home.
Da was born in Wadden’s Cove, the son of the late John James and Florence (Watson) Boutilier.
Da worked as a coal miner for the Cape Breton Development Corporation.
Da was well-known in the areas of boxing, baseball and music. Da was an idea man; for example, he was
the man who first promoted the idea of the Renwick Brook Walking Trail. He also promoted the idea of the
lights at the South Street Ball Park. Da was manager of the Lords Miners, the 1972 Nova Scotia Senior
Baseball Champions. Da also managed the Glace Bay Mark Ten to the 1975 Atlantic Junior Baseball
Championship and the 1976 Nova Scotia Championship. In later years, he was a gardener and he spent
time travelling to Wadden’s Cove and meeting friends at Mickey’s barber shop. Da was a member of St.
Mary’s Anglican Church.
Da is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce (Parsons) Boutilier, whom he idolized; sons, Henry
(Cynthia) and Darryl (Heather); daughters, Gail (Robert) Sheppard, Barbara Jean (Billy) Gillis, Anita (Lewis)
Boutilier, Winnie MacNeil, April (Ken) Ferguson and daughter-in-law, Colleen; sister, Edith MacKenzie and
brother, Bobby Boutilier.
Da was predeceased by his son, Edison, son-in-law, Gerald MacNeil and granddaughter, Lynda Boutilier,
sisters, Charlotte, Shirley, Bessie, Florence and brothers, Billy, George, Albert, Levi, Charlie, Eldon and Cecil.
Da will be sadly missed by his 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren whom all lovingly referred to
him as Henry B.
Visitation for Henry will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral
Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4,
2013, in V. .J McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in
Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Da’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences to the Boutilier family are available through 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".
A Golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our heart to prove to us
He only takes the best.

11/30/2013 Wadden's Cove
BOUTILIER RONALD PATRICK BOUTILIER CBP 4/11/2013
RONALD PATRICK BOUTILIER
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: April 6th, 2013
With broken hearts we, the family of the late Ronnie Boutilier, announce his sudden passing on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, B.C.
Ronnie was the son of the late Ralph and Flo (Warren) Boutilier. Born and raised in the Number 11 area of Glace Bay Ronnie left Glace Bay 35 years ago to work at the paper mill in Prince Rupert.
Ronnie is survived by sons, Ronnie, Johnnie; daughters, Charlotte and Wanda all of B.C.; grandchildren, Rozsa, Nicky, Paige, Shane and Gregory, B.C.; sisters, Joan Edwards, Joyce MacNeil, long-time companion Debbie Morrison and her children, Carrie and John, B.C., many nieces, nephews and cousins all of Glace Bay.
Ronnie was predeceased by a sister, Patsy.
Cremation has taken place in B.C. Ashes will be brought to Cape Breton at a later date for burial.
“Rest in peace
We love and miss you Ron”.

4/6/2013 Glace Bay
Boutilier Sylvia (White) Boutilier CBP 12/31/2013
Passed in: Fergus
Passed on: December 26th, 2013
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our sister, Sylvia (White) Boutilier on Dec. 26, 2013.
Sylvia passed away peacefully at her home in Fergus, Ont.
Sylvia will be sadly missed by her daughter, Carol Ann; son, Steven; sisters, Eileen, Marion, Helen, Corrine,
Sandra, Brenda and brother, Cyril.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Mammie White, a sister, Muriel, brothers, Gerald and Elmer.
A memorial service for Sylvia will be held Dec. 31 in Fergus, Ont.
Memorial donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation.
Online condolences to the family are available through www.grahamgiddyfh.com or www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/26/2013
Bowen Isabel Bowen (MacLean) CBP 5/21/2013
Isabel Bowen (MacLean)
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: June 12th, 1920
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: May 18th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Isabel MacLean Bowen on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, NS
Born in Glace Bay on June 12, 1920, Isabel was the daughter of the late Angus and May McLean.
During the war Isabel graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Glace Bay and practiced in Halifax and then at Ste. Anne's veterans hospital in Ste. Anne de Belleview, QC. She took a break from nursing in 1947 to marry and raise four children. In 1964 she returned to nursing at Ste. Anne's veteran’s hospital, and eventually retired to live in Glace Bay. She spent her final three years in the loving care of the staff at Seaview Manor.
Predeceased by her husband Stan Bowen, she is survived by her children, Bob (Anne) Bowen of Comox, BC, Marjorie (John) Scott of Uxbridge, ON, Gord (Barb) Bowen of Hudson, QC and Sandy Bowen of Valleyfield QC, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marjorie Petite of Glace Bay, NS and brother, Murdoch (Joan) McLean of Summerside, PE, and several nieces and nephews.
Isabel’s family are honouring her wishes. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. A luncheon will follow the service with interment at St. Anne's Cemetery.
Donations in Isabel’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Bowen family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/18/2013 Glace Bay
Bowes Donald Bowes CBP 1/22/2013
Donald Bowes
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
On Jan. 19, 2013, Donald Bowes died, as he lived, with the quiet strength that marked his life.
Don was a dedicated husband and father and the most wonderful Grampie a grandchild could hope for.
Don leaves to mourn his wife of 45 years, Angela (Kelly); daughter, Kelly (Wayne MacKinnon); son, Robert (Lynette); his four grandchildren, Katherine and Alexandra Bowes, Olivia and Matthew MacKinnon; as well as, his stepfather, Donald Grant.
Predeceased by his parents, Thomas Bowes and Sarah Grant and his brother, Robert.
A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s memory to the Parkinson Society or the SPCA.

1/19/2013
Boyd Allister Mouland Boyd CBP 11/13/2013
Allister Boyd
After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness, the family of Allister Mouland Boyd, formally of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, announce his passing on October 23, 2013, in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Allister is survived by his wife and best friend, Pauline (Robinson) Boyd and his children Judy (Thomas), Jim (Shawna) and Heather. Grandchildren Spencer, Sydney, Kaylie and Dayna (Ryan) and great-grandson, Daniel.
He is predeceased by his parents, Wilson Whitfield and Myra (Mouland) Boyd and brother, James Whitfield.
A memorial service was held November 1, 2013 at Kitimat Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Allister's name in memoriam to the Kitimat Presbyterian Church Piano Fund.

10/23/2013
Boyd John Boyd CBP 7/4/2013
John Boyd
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: December 27th, 1925
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: July 2nd, 2013
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our beloved father Johnny, who passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines on December 27, 1925, he was the son of the late Alexander and Sarah (Jobes) Boyd.
He is survived by his daughters Elizabeth, Sydney Mines and Marjorie (Reigh) MacPherson, Calgary, Alberta; his four grandchildren, Christopher, Sydney Mines, Sarah, Kyle and Emma, Alberta, and his sister Jane, Sydney Mines.
Besides his parents, Johnny was predeceased by the love of his life, Ruth, his wife of 51 years.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, with Deacon Roy Smith officiating.
Donations in Johnny’s memory may be made to the Sydney Mines Food Bank.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

7/2/2013 Sydney Mines
Bradley Shirley Bradley CBP 6/4/2013
Shirley Bradley
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: June 2nd, 2013
Shirley Bradley, 75, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, formerly of 75 Rateau Street, Sydney Mines, passed away on Sunday June 2, 2013 at Harbourstone.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William and Amelia (Childs) Bailey. She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Danny) and their son Lincoln, her son Kenneth Bradley (Wendy) and their sons Jacob and Liam, her sisters Mary (Norman) MacQueen and Dianne Bailey, several nieces and nephews, special niece Janie Gillan. She was predeceased by her husband Russell Bradley, her brothers Cecil, George, Tommy and her sister Lillian Gillan. Shirley was a member of the Trinity Choir.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place on Thursday at 2pm in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road, Sydney Mines with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Donations may be made to the Trinity Church Roof Fund or charity of choice.
Condolences in Shirley's memory may be sent to www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

6/2/2013 Sydney Mines
Bramwell Terrance 'Terry' Bramwell CBP 2/14/2013
Terrance 'Terry' Bramwell
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 11th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our father, Terry Bramwell, who passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late William and Eva (Smith) Bramwell. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation as a supervisor at both No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay and Phalen Colliery in New Waterford. He was an active member of mine rescue for many years and also loved the outdoors; especially driving his motorcycle, camping with his trailer, and hunting with his dogs.
Terry is survived by his three children, Laurie (Kyle Aucoin), Hammonds Plains, Kim (Steven MacMullin), Grande Prairie, and Terry (Lindsay), Dartmouth, and our mother, Jacquie, Halifax. He is also survived by his six grandsons, Callum, Benjamin, Jacob, Liam, Nathan, and Lucas and his brothers, Kent (Roni), Glace Bay and Billy, Sydney
At our father's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Garden at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Terry's name to a charity of choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to Terry's family by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/11/2013 Glace Bay
Bray Arthur Joseph Bray CBP 3/21/2013
Arthur Joseph Bray
Born In: Port Morien
Passed on: March 19th, 2013
Peacefully with the setting sun on the last day of winter, our beloved husband and father, Arthur Joseph Bray passed from this life surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Born at home in Port Morien, he was the second born son of the late John Francis and Agnes (Kanary) Bray.
Dad was an entrepreneur and artist. He loved to paint and his works can be found in private collections throughout the world. He worked at his gallery at the Sydney Cruise Pavilion with his son Kevin at his side right up until this past October. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Anne (McNeil), and predeceased by his son, Michael Francis Bray; survived by children, Kevin (Patricia), Whitney Pier, Cathy (Allan) Murrant, Sand Lake, Stephen (Jennifer), Glace Bay, Cheryl Bray (Andrew Gingell), Howie Centre, also survived by 18 grandchildren, Christopher, Colin, Keelan, Jesse, Brannon, Jennifer, Michelle, Keila, Nicholas, Kevin, Emily, Erin, Catherine, Kelly, Jack, Erik, Sarah, Iain and six great-grandchildren, Maya, Luca, Anderson, Colden, Summer and Colin. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Thomas, Patrick, Mary McInnis, Carmel Smyth, Frank and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Arthur was predeceased by brothers, George, William, Gerald and sister, Monica.
Visitation for Mr. Bray will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim Church, Boularderie, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

3/19/2013 Port Morien
Bray Lillian Bray CBP 2/23/2013
Lillian Bray
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: February 18th, 2013
Lillian Rebecca Bray, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly, Victoria Road, Ashby, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Baxter and Leah (Russell) Quinton.
Lillian was a member of Christ Church, Sydney and formerly employed in the front office at Sydney Steel. Lil was a feisty lady with a great sense of humour and a very keen fashion sense. In her younger years, she was well-known for her red hair and also, her love of animals, especially her dog Nikki. Lillian enjoyed crocheting and was brilliant at making her own unique designs of sweaters and lace table cloths. She loved a good tarabish game and a good drink. Lillian was a very special lady with a personality all her own and will be missed very much by those close to her.
Surviving are her son, Wayne (Nyla), Ont.; sister, Louise Rea, Rexdale, Ont.; grandchildren, Andree (Wade) Quinton-Shaw, Troy (Debbie) and Cole; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Clark (Chris), Kristopher Clark, Catherine Shaw and Matthew Quinton and many nieces and nephews.
Lillian was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter; sister, Marguerite ‘Snooks’ Gillis; brother, Max. Lillian was also predeceased by her lifelong friend and neighbour, Marion MacPhee.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Cove Guest Home or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/18/2013 Sydney
Bray Thomas Bray CBP 6/28/2013
Thomas Bray
Born In: Port Morien
Born: December 1st, 1931
Passed on: June 26th, 2013
Thomas was born in Port Morien, Cape Breton, N.S., where he spent most of his life as a proud community member. He graduated from St. Anne’s High School in Glace Bay, Xavier Junior College, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College in Truro.
He went on to take additional courses at Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and ultimately earned three degrees (BA., B.Ed., and M.Ed.) from the University of New Brunswick where he met his loving wife, Karen.
Karen and Thomas enjoyed a long and happy marriage. They travelled throughout Nova Scotia and Canada, skiing, playing cards, and visiting family and friends. At home they enjoyed the company of their children and beloved pets. During the summer months Thomas and Karen lived in Southside Boularderie. Thomas did much of the construction on their cottage himself. He loved his summers there surrounded by family.
Thomas was a multi-talented man with a wide variety of interests. After graduating from high school he worked for the Royal Bank of Canada and later as a salesman. He soon entered the teaching profession where he remained for 32 years. He was proud to have worked at Donkin Morien High school from the year it opened until the year it closed.
While teaching, Thomas also performed concerts with his band, was an elected member of the Cape Breton County Council representing then District 16, and was a part-time lobster fisherman (his true passion). After retiring, Thomas pursued his dream of writing and selling a book. Ultimately he would author 10 books between 1996 and 2012.
Thomas was a gifted musician, mastering the guitar, fiddle, ukulele,and keyboard. He loved local music, especially songs from Cape Breton and Newfoundland. When not listening to music or playing songs for friends he could often be found in his workshop making toys and gifts for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom he was very proud. He also took great pleasure in attending horse races, playing the lottery, and cheering for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.
A caring and compassionate man, Thomas was always eager to help others. He coached students as a teacher and chaperoned school trips as a parent. He spent his final months collecting donations to rebuild the “Bray-plex”, a skating rink in his backyard to be used for the community. Thomas was passionate about Parkinson’s research. Having Parkinson’s himself; his final wish was to donate his brain to research in the hope that he might be able to help others with the disease.
Along with his parents, Francis and Agnes (Kanary) Bray, Thomas was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Monica, brothers, Gerald, Arthur, George and William and grandson, Neil.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Karen; brothers, Patrick (Mary) and Francis (Sheila); sister, Carmel (Carl) Smyth; brother-in-law, Joseph McInnis; sisters-in-law, Margaret, Dorothy and Patricia; children, Joanne, Paul (Lois), David, Gary, Karla (Alexander) and Keith; grandchildren, Jennifer (Henry), Brent (Amanda), Stephen (Carrie), David (Carissa), Paul, Maurice, Alexandra, Michael (Kerri), Charlee and Aymée; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Maximus; as well as numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation will take place at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St. , Glace Bay, Friday, June 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Port Morien, at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, followed by burial at St. Joachim’s Cemetery, Boularderie, at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

6/26/2013 Port Morien
Brenna Clare 'Sis Howard' Brenna CBP 10/25/2013
Clare 'Sis Howard' Brenna
Born In: New Waterford
Born: April 2nd, 1948
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: October 18th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Clare 'Sis Howard' Brenna on Oct. 18, 2013, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford on April 2, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Irene (Dieltgens) MacKenzie.
Sis and her buddy Betty Gillis loved to travel together. Sis was an avid reader and enjoyed sitting down and watching her favourite TV shows Criminal Minds and Law & Order with her cherished grandson Christian. She had loved going to Marc’s hockey games, and her Sunday drives with her grandson Trevor, especially when they would stop at Lick-a-Chick for a picnic. She had a special love for her family.
She is survived by her soul mate, Jerry 'Jookie' Brenna; daughters, Wendy (Mike) Howard, New Waterford, Mary Dawn (Russell) Howard, Sydney; a son and daughter of the heart, Marc (Carissa) Nicholson, New Waterford, and Tamara (Chris) Irwin, Edmonton; sister, Joyce Howard, Port Hawkesbury; brothers, Raymond (Christine) Howard, Toronto, Danny MacKenzie, New Waterford; and grandchildren, Trevor and Christian, who will miss her dearly.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son, Trevor George Howard, brother, Ralph and sister, Paula.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a chapel service on Monday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, New Waterford, with Deacon Leo Penny officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

10/18/2013 New Waterford
Brennan Dorothy (Cozzolino) Brennan CBP 8/15/2013
Dorothy (Cozzolino) Brennan
Born: March 20th, 1924
Passed on: August 8th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we commend our mother, Dorothy Cecilia Brennan to the arms of The Lord.
'Dottie' was predeceased by her parents, James and Regina Cozzolino (who died during childbirth) and her dear brother, Tommy Cozzolino, who died in the Second World War.In her teenage years she lived with her cousins, “The Burkes" and grandparents, in their Sydney home.
Dottie attended Mt. St. Bernard in Antigonish and obtained a secretarial science diploma which served her well later in life; with Boland’s, National Sea Products and Dalhousie School of Architecture.
In 1949, Dottie married John Brennan and settled in North Sydney to raise a family of six children.
Our mother’s capacity to give was endless. Her playful personality, generous smile and quick wit made her both interesting and enjoyable. With a station wagon full of (six) kids, she was never too busy to add their friends, for camping, skating or any other activity including formal and informal roles in Brownies, Scouts, music festivals, sailing and any other event that her children were involved in.
Always an outdoor adventurer (hiking, camping, skiing) Dottie and regatta shipmates Jean Mclean, Hilda Tremblett and Mary Astephen were undaunted and known for bringing home the silver in all types of weather. She continued to skate, golf and bowl well into her 80s.
Dottie leaves behind her six children, John (Helen), Jeannie (John), Tom (Brenda), Terry (Marilee), Jim (Linda), Pat (Stephanie); 11 grandchildren, Ishmael (Ann-Marie), Jude (Taryn), Miriah, Brittany, Talia, Colin, Johnny, Alanna, Cameron, Chloe and Elise.
Dottie always carried a little sadness in her heart for the loss of her brother (who lied about his age to fight for Canada) and a life without her mother. We are comforted in knowing that she will now share their embrace that she has so long waited for.
For their kindness and care, the family is thankful to Melville Heights and Gardens, Lynn Fitzgerald and compassionate staff of Halifax Infirmary unit 8.4.
A celebration of our mother’s life took place on Aug. 10 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Halifax, N.S. As per her wishes, Dottie’s ashes rest alongside her mother in Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.

8/8/2013 20/03/1924
Brenton Mary 'Evie' Brenton CBP 11/9/2013
Mary 'Evie' Brenton
Born In: Middle Stewiacke
Born: April 10th, 1922
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 6th, 2013
With great sadness the family announce the passing of our aunt, Evelyn 'Evie' Brenton on Nov. 6, 2013 at the MacGillivray Guest Home in Sydney, N.S.
Born in Middle Stewiacke on April 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Susan (Glawson) Brenton.
Evie worked for Maritime Tel & Tel in Halifax, where she lived until her retirement in 1981.
She then moved to South Side Big Baddeck and resided with her dear friend, Margaret Hanam. She enjoyed travelling, golfing and playing cards. She made many friends while living in the Baddeck area, especially close in the later years were Pam Mackay and Marilyn MacLeod.
Evie is survived by nephews, Andrew (Beverley) Brenton, Middle Stewiake, Donald (Vonnie) Brenton, Hilden, N.S.; niece, Sheila (Louie) Desjardins, Kapuskasing, Ont.; her dear friend, Margaret Hanam, plus many grand nieces and nephews.
Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Clark; her sister, Janet; her niece, Janet and her grand-nephew, Jeffrey.
We would like to thank the staff of the MacGillivray Guest Home for the kindness and care shown to Evie during her year there.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at St. Michael's Church, Baddeck. Interment to follow in St. Andrews Cemetery, Baddeck Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

11/6/2013 Middle Stewiacke
Brewer George 'Reggie' Brewer CBP 4/10/2013
George 'Reggie' Brewer
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: April 9th, 2013
George ‘Reggie’ Brewer, 61, Pugwash, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Timmons) Brewer.
George attended Reserve District High School and later went to St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. While there he was diagnosed with a mental illness — which led to a life of confinement in, and out of institutions. For the past 10 years George made his home at the Sunset Community in Pugwash. There he was treated well and made many friends.
A gentle soul, always respectful and kind to everyone, he was a man who loved to put a smile on your face by telling one of his many jokes. George also enjoyed writing poems, mostly concerning life itself. He will be greatly missed by his family and community of friends at Sunset.
Surviving are siblings, Rosalie Gouthro, Sheldon Brewer, both of Cape Breton, Elizabeth Reid, Debbie Mallet, Margaret Xerri, Geraldine Begin, Joseph Brewer, Gerrard Brewer, all in Ontario, Carl Brewer, Alberta, Brenda Burton, Newfoundland.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Paul.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mundle’s Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506). Private condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.mmcfunerals.com.

4/9/2013 Glace Bay
Brewer John 'Johnnie' Brewer CBP 12/27/2013
Born: March 24th, 1932
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 21st, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father John after a long and
courageous battle with cancer.
John was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary (nee Gillis) Brewer of Whitney Pier.
Johnnie or Brewer, as he liked to be called, was a hard working retired steelworker. Our dad was a very
private man. Even though he could be a little bit "Grumpy", as his grandchildren fondly called him, our
father was fiercely protective of his family. We knew that he loved each and everyone of us by his actions,
however big or small. Our dad was very kind hearted and only those close to him got to see this side of
him.
Dad was a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan and enjoyed watching the games with his daughter Michelle.
He also enjoyed reading and was quite knowledgeable on many topics.
Our Dad was an excellent storyteller and everyone loved hearing him tell his stories. Johnnie loved to have
a drink and a dance; he was known to have the gift to gab and he passed this gift on to many of his family
members.
Johnnie is survived by his daughter Michelle (at home); sons Lawrence (Lynn), and John Wayne (Beryl);
also his son-in-law Dana Seppola. Twelve grandchildren Wade (Johnna), Anna (Todd Harrison), Jon
(Ashley), Nicole (Ron Mullin), Chris (Chandra), Natasha (Jason Higdon), Cheryl, Crystal (Daryl Imrie), Darcie
(Kelly Coulter), Joel (Lisa), Amy and Jordan Baker. Nine great grandchildren Jackson, Jorga, and Jay Imrie,
Nicholas Confiant, Charli and Kylie Coulter, Jolie Seppola, Fiona Andersen and Jackson Baker. A beloved
sister, Mary Colbourne, to whom he was very close; special sister-in-law Rose (Bosco) Harkin; and
brothers-in-law Simon (Margie) and Michael (Elaine) Arsenault, as well as, many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parent, Johnnie was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Cecilia; a son in infancy and
just recently his beloved daughter Debbie Seppola. Also, a very special brother-in-law Reg Colbourne; a
beloved aunt Sadie and her son Francis (Rocky) MacDougall. Dad also was broken hearted by the passing
of his cat, Smokey, last year. He is now in heaven with all the people he loved and missed dearly. Our loss
is Heaven's gain.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Chris Lawand for the kind and
compassionate care that our Dad received.
As per our father's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will have a celebration of life on Friday,
December 27, 2013, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home.
No flowers, donations can be made to the An Cala Ward at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Please join us and tell us one of the many stories you remember about our Dad's incredible life.
"Rest easy Dad, you will be forever in our hearts!!!"ca

12/21/2013 March 24, 1932
Brewer Patricia 'Patsy' Catherine (Risk) Brewer CBP 2/19/2013
Patricia 'Patsy' Catherine (Risk) Brewer
Born: April 14th, 1942
Passed on: February 17th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend on Feb. 17, 2013, with her loving son and daughter-in-law at her side.
Born in Sydney, April 14,1942, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Frances (McGinn) Risk.
Patsy was predeceased by her husband, Tommy, brother, Joe, sisters, Winnie and Millie, and sister-in-law, Mary.
She is survived by her loving son, Darryl (Jocelyn); daughters, Alana (James), Debbie (Keith); and her loving grandchildren; her brothers, A.J., Art (Gayle), Eddy, Charlie, Ricky; sisters, Frances, Elizabeth and Peggy (Glenn); many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, sister-in-law, Claire, and aunt, Lena.
Patsy will be fondly remembered by her customers at Kay’s Kozy Corner where she worked for 30 years, and Corrections Canada where she worked for 15 years. Patsy’s pleasure in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved grandchildren (her pride and joy). She loved going for long drives and lazy days at the beach, spending time in her neighbourhood, and at the Cedars Club.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow at Cedars Club.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Seaview Manor, and the staff on the 3rd floor West at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

2/17/2013 14/04/1942
Brewster Isabel Docherty Brewster CBP 5/7/2013
Isabel Docherty Brewster
Passed on: May 5th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Isabel Docherty Brewster on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at home.
Born in New Victoria, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne Docherty.
Ma was a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Army and Navy. She enjoyed playing darts, watching birds and her favourite show, Coronation Street.
She is survived by her children, Beverly, Marie, Raymond (Diane), Theresa (George), Sandra (Charles), Pamela (Parvez), Shane (Sonya), Paddy (Valerie); brother, John Docherty; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond, daughter, Rachel, sister, Theresa, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to Ma’s angel, who prayed with her. Thanks to the palliative care nurses and doctors, the VON, caregiver, Pamela and her friend, Maxine.
There will be no visitation by request. A private family service at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

5/5/2013 New Victoria
Briand Jeanette Sarah (Harris) Briand CBP 1/7/2013
Jeanette Sarah (Harris) Briand
Born In: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: August 25th, 1926
Passed on: January 4th, 2012
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Aug. 25, 1926, in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Germaine and Pynina Harris and was the last remaining member of her family.
She was a 58-year CWL member of St. Francis of Assissi Church, Smelt Brook.
Mom was employed at the Carol Ann Restaurant, Ingonish. She was a great cook and baker and loved to make a cup of tea and lunch for her many friends and family at her home in Smelt Brook. Due to poor health she had to move to Neils Harbour in 2002 with her daughter Ivy and son-in-law Roddie.
She will be greatly missed by her family, sons, Raymond (Sheila), Edward (Rita), both of Smelt Brook; daughters, Sylvia (Sam) Dartmouth, Ivy (Roddie) with whom she lived with, Bertha (Billy), Smelt Brook, Judy, Dartmouth, Jacqueline (Myles), South Harbour, Sandra (Ken), Ontario, and Loretta (Danny) Neils Harbour; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents Jeanette was predeceased by her husband Ernest, sons, Blanchard, Raymond, Stewart, and Herman, daughters, Evelyn and Barbra.
In honouring Mom’s wishes visitation for family only will be held today (Monday, Jan. 7, 2013), from 7-9 p.m. In celebration of Mom’s life, a funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m,. Both in St. Joseph’s Church, Dingwall, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating, burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Neils Harbour.
At this sad time the family would like to thank Dr. Buffett, Dr. Murray and Dr. Ritter, nurses, Wanda Barron, Mary LeFriend, Pauline Chubbs and Jackie Morrissey, also to all the home support workers who made Mom’s final days so much easier and showed such compassion and care for her and for us, Roddie and Ivy, during this difficult journey.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/4/2013 Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Briffett Malcolm Briffett CBP 7/10/2013
Malcolm Briffett
Born In: Donkin
Passed in: Westmount, Canada
Passed on: July 6th, 2013
Malcolm Briffett, 77, of Donkin Highway, Donkin, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 6, 20, at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors, Westmount.
Born in Donkin, Malcolm was the son of the late Edward and Isabella (Noseworthy) Briffett.
Malcolm was a member of St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin, as well as the caretaker there for 27 years. He enjoyed watching television and had a good sense of humour.
Malcolm is survived by his two brothers, Ron (Marg), Moncton, David, Montreal, and several nieces and nephews. Malcolm will be sadly missed by his long-time neighbour and niece, Johnena (Roy) Vaters and their two children, Trina, Amanda and grandson, Zachary.
Malcolm was predeceased by six brothers, Tom Yetman, Joe, Jim, Fred, Albert ‘Tony,’ Frank in infancy and three sisters, Marie, Gladys Spurrell and Beatrice in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee, will be in St. Gregory’s Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Malcolm, 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 family would like to express a sincere thank you to Sherry MacNeil and staff at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors.

7/6/2013 Donkin
Briggett Carleton 'Monty' Briggett CBP 5/6/2013
Carleton 'Monty' Briggett
Born: November 6th, 1936
Passed on: May 4th, 2013
With heavy hearts we, the family, announce the passing of our father, grandpa and brother, Monty Briggett (Carleton Lamont) of Ross Ferry, Victoria County, Nova Scotia at the age of 76 years, on Saturday. May 4, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born on the Meadow Road, North River Bridge on November 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Peter and Sarah Briggett. He was a member of Drummond United Church, Ross Ferry.
He spent his early years working in the logging industry and fishing the North River. He spent time on the Great Lakes and lived in Ontario for a number of years. He returned to Ross Ferry and worked with the Dept. of Transportation until his retirement.
Monty was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many days stomping the wooded areas of North River and Boularderie Island, and he had many fish stories to tell of the adventures enjoyed by he and his friends Peter Harrison and JC MacDonald while 'out the river'. He enjoyed when friends dropped in for a cup of tea, and was very happy when his family came home for a visit. At times he could be coaxed into a tune on his harmonica, and sometimes even a Gaelic song. He enjoyed many trips to Ontario to visit his children and grandchildren, but was always happiest sitting at his kitchen table in Ross Ferry.
Monty is survived by his three children, Brian (Anna), Brockville, Ontario; Clayton (Debbie), Kitchener, Ontario; Arlene MacLeod (Donnie), Brampton, Ontario; his five grandchildren, Matthew MacLeod (Maja), Mississauga, Ontario; Colton MacLeod, Barrie, Ontario; Carson Briggett, Toronto, Ontario; Christopher MacDonald, Brockville, Ontario; Tamara Deines (Trevor), Kemptville, Ontario; and three great-grandchildren, Eva Deines, Kailyn Roy and Blake Wilson. He is also survived by two sisters, Martha Clarke, North Sydney; Maisie MacLeod (Cleveland), Sydney, Nova Scotia and one brother, Abraham, Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and Monty's close friend, Angus MacLeod of Big Bras d'Or.
He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Sarah Briggett, Meadow Road, North River Bridge, a brother, Douglas, by his children's mother, Sandra (MacKenzie) MacAskill and a sister-in-law, Theresa Briggett.
Visitation for Monty Briggett will be held today (Monday) May 6, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Drummond United Church, Ross Ferry, with Diane Kempt DLM officiating. Interment will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
Donations and memoriams in Monty's memory may be made to Drummond United Church or the Ross Ferry Marine Park.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

5/4/2013 6/11/1936
Briggs Maureen Ann Briggs CBP 10/25/2013
Maureen Ann Briggs
Born In: Mill Creek
Born: January 9th, 1959
Passed in: Mill Creek
Passed on: October 23rd, 2013
It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a beautiful wife, mother, sister and friend, Maureen (Pendergast) Briggs who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 23, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born and raised in Mill Creek on Jan. 9, 1953, Maureen was the daughter of the late George and Iris (Robbins) Pendergast.
Maureen 'Ma' worked alongside her husband Creighton and family for many years operating Briggs Construction.
In her early years Ma worked at Nickerson’s fish plant where she made numerous friends, many of whom she kept in touch with through the years. Ma would always have a friendly hello for just about anybody she would meet and strike up a conversation with them as well. Ma was certainly the rock of our family and always willing to offer a piece of advice or a helping hand. She was a self-sacrificing person always putting her family’s needs ahead of her own.
Ma had a love for animals, she owned many dogs, cats, horses, and even a squirrel that she named Squirrelly that she would make sure was fed every day. She would adopt any animal in need and invite them into her loving home. Ma would usually be found in the horse barn with Nancy caring for and cleaning the horses, one of her miniature horses that she had a particular fondness for was Sonny Ray Lee, whom she always had to have a handful of raisins for, they will all certainly miss her.
Maureen is survived by her husband of 40 years, Creighton Briggs; her daughter, Nancy (Terry) Hendrix; her son, Creighton Jr. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret (Jerry) McLeod; brother, George (Carol) Pendergast; sister, Brenda (John) Chadwick; brothers, Brian (Joanne) Pendergast and Dave (Colleen) Pendergast; and sister, Joyce (Brian) Fraser. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitiation for Maureen will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Little Bras d’Or with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Briggs family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

10/23/2013
Broderick Charles Broderick, B.A. LLB, Q.C. CBP 1/21/2013
Charles Broderick, B.A. LLB, Q.C.
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: January 20th, 1950
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
I have an unguarded optimism that my family is saddened to announce what is to me my untimely passing on Jan. 19, 2013.
I am a child of the Sterling area of Glace Bay where I learned many life lessons. One of the most important was that racial prejudice just didn’t make sense.
I was blessed to have had my mother, Wilma Broderick (Sampson), as my guide and friend for many years. She taught me how to enjoy life with very little and to share life when blessed with abundance.
I am survived by my sister, Patricia Broderick, and brothers, Billy (Florence) and Stan (Buellah). I sigh for the goodness they possess that I will not experience again.
Throughout my life I have had friends who have taught me so much and shared so much, but I am blessed that my greatest teacher and best friend is my wife Elizabeth Adelaide (my Bethy) Broderick. She had taught me to walk the path of life with all of its influences and yet remember who I am. I can enjoy a day without the sun but not without her.
My daughter Shannon Bragg (Danny) you are my concept of perfection, a gift I have spent my life trying to prove that I deserved. My son Dr. Neil McIntyre (Megan) you sir are a true man, a good man who has made me so proud … please share your knowledge with others. My grandchildren, Hailey Bragg, three years old and a true thief of hearts. Her simplistic words offer a profound key to the universe. My God, I shall miss what I know will be one hell of a ride. Jackson McIntyre the very best 10-month-old walker in the world, now 20 months old. He ponders things before he acts to the exclusion of all distractions. Let no one get between him and his life … only his Grandma would be tolerated.
I am also survived by Beth’s brothers and sister Helen Tramontin ‘Little Helen’, Jamie MacKinnon (Ann), Frank MacKinnon (Lynn), Marga Morrissey (Ray). Their parents Frank and Bess MacKinnon welcomed me into their family and I was enriched by their love and caring. I will miss the laughter and my great friendship with our nephew John Andrew McNeil and his Valerie.
Should you ever think of me, then please at that time do a kindness for someone. It is the little things that have always made the difference.
Thank you everyone. Now I must say that cremation has taken place — a proper retribution on what ended my life.
Services will be held at the Savoy Theater, Glace Bay, N.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. A Masonic prayer service will be conducted by the St. Andrew’s Lodge 7 with a luncheon to follow. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
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.

1/19/2013 Glace Bay
Broderick William 'Billy' Broderick CBP 8/6/2013
William 'Billy' Broderick
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: August 3rd, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and brother, Billy Broderick, on Aug. 3, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Born in North Sydney, Billy was the son of the late William (Billy) and Wilma Sampson
Billy is survived by his loving wife, Florence (MacLeod); sons, Shawn (Karen), Glace Bay, Darek (Alisha), Truro, Jason Gallant, Dartmouth; sister, Patricia Broderick, Calgary; brother, Stan (Buellah); grandchildren, Emily, Cheyenne, Dallas, Cierra, Jacob, Owen and Cassie.
Billy was an avid sports fan. He loved hockey, baseball and bowling. He worked for Devco as a steel fabricator for 22 years. Billy also had dedicated a lot of his time to volunteering in the Glace Bay area, especially for the Glace Bay Little League. He was also stationed in Germany for four years with the RCR.
Besides his parents, Billy was predeceased by his brother, Chuck Broderick.
Cremation has taken place and a service to celebrate Billy’s life will be held in the Warden United Church, Aug. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. with lay-minister Pearl Miller officiating followed by a luncheon at the church. All are welcomed.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations in memory of Billy can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

8/3/2013 North Sydney
Brophy Delores Marie Brophy CBP 6/28/2013
Delores Marie Brophy
Passed in: Sydney
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of Delores Marie (MacKenzie) Brophy after her short but
courageous battle with cancer on June 25, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her loving family by her side.
Delores had a great passion for making crafts. She also enjoyed listening to the music of Elvis and her favourite summertime feast was her lobsters. Her home was always open for a cup of tea and a chat. Her beautiful smile and humour will be missed by all of her
many friends.
Besides her mother, Catherine MacKenzie, Glace Bay, Delores is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Donald 'Donnie' Brophy; loving children, Delores 'DeeDee' (John) Sullivan, Sydney, Randy (Melanie) Brophy, Sydney; sisters, Sylvia (Stanley) MacQueen, Ontario, Diane (Neil) Clark, Ontario; and brother, Blennie MacKenzie, Glace Bay. Delores lived each of her days for her family and her three
precious grandchildren who were the light of her life, Brandon, Susanna, and Dylan, all of Sydney. Delores is also survived
by several nieces, nephews, cousins; special sister-in-law, Betty MacCormack and special friend Maureen Magliaro who was like a daughter
to her.
Delores was predeceased by her dad, Alexander MacKenzie, brother, Todd MacKenzie, and sister, Lorna Burns.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, July 1, 2013, from 12-2 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Burial to take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
“It’s never goodbye, it’s see you later.”
Online condolences may be sent to our web page www.chantfuneralhome.com.

6/25/2013
Brophy Judith 'Judy' Brophy CBP 10/26/2013
Judith 'Judy' Brophy
Born In: Sydney
Born: August 18th, 1950
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 22nd, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Judith ‘Judy’ Ann Brophy on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at home.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 18, 1950, Judy was the daughter of the late Vincent and Margaret (Peters) Brophy.
Judy is survived by her sisters, Betty McCormick, Jean Brophy, Patsy (Walter) Twerd; brothers, Frank (Liz), Vince, Bobby (Mabel), Donnie, Tommy and Terry; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Bea and Delores, and brother-in-law, Joseph McCormick.
Judy lived a quiet and simple life. She loved sewing and reading. She loved the company of cats and would enjoy a good laugh. Judy will be remembered by her family and friends for being a caring and loving person.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Judy may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Cape Breton.
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.

10/22/2013 Sydney
Brophy Margaret 'Peggy' Brophy CBP 11/30/2013
Margaret 'Peggy' Brophy
Born In: Sydney
Born: November 16th, 1937
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: November 28th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, and wife, Peggy on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney on November 16, 1937, Peggy was the daughter of the late Cecil and Evelyn (Lively) French.
Peggy’s unwavering Faith in God was very evident throughout her life. Her unselfish nature, kindness and compassion made her much loved and she will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she has touched and who had the privilege of knowing her. Everyone looked forward to receiving her generous hugs which were cherished by all. Her family was the center of her life. She lived life to the fullest every day and her heart and home was open to family and friends at all times. She will always be remembered by her beautiful smile. None knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise her.
Peggy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Eric; her children, Sherry (Phillip) Nearing, Prince George, Wendy (Dougie), Sydney, Scott (Mona) Sydney, Tracey (Helen), Sydney, Brent, Dartmouth, Trevor (Cathy), Sydney. She is survived by her siblings, Beverly (Elmer) Muise, Germaine (Ken) McLeod, Debbie (Jack) Lessie, David (Mary) French; sister-in-law, Annette; and her grandchildren Jason, Mark, Laura Lee, Lindsay, Matthew, Brittany, Ryan, Aiden, and Andrew; as well as the many nieces and nephews she truly adored. Peggy is also survived by Eric’s children, Cecilia (Gene) Stanford, Toronto and Darren Brophy, Sydney and Eric’s grandchildren, Kira, Katelin, Kristien, and Kassidy.
Besides her parents, Peggy was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Thomas Burt, brothers, Johnnie, Bobby, Terry, Eddie, and Ronnie.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served following the mass at Pier Community Funeral Home, reception area. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, an “act of kindness” towards others would be a great tribute to Mom’s Memory.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

11/28/2013 Sydney
Brown Albert Charles Brown CBP 2/6/2013
Albert Charles Brown
Born: December 31st, 1953
Passed on: January 25th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Al Brown of High River, Alta. On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the young age of 59.
Al was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Clara Brown (Peters) in 1993.
Al will be deeply missed by his wife, Gwen; daughters, Carey and Katie (Zaine) and four beautiful grandchildren, Tristen (8), Jaidyn (5), Braedon (5) and Bentley (2). Al will also be remembered by his father, Murray; six sisters, six brothers, many nieces, nephews and other family members across Canada, that hold a special place in their hearts for him.
Those who knew him share memories of vacationing in Mexico, weekends at the car races and many other outdoor adventures. Al had a great passion for his work and any task he took on.
At Al’s request an intimate service was held.

1/25/2013 31/12/1953
BROWN Donald Edward Brown CBP 10/16/2013
Donald Edward 'Donnie' Brown
Born In: Sydney
Born: April 12th, 1948
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 12th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Edward Brown on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, Donald was the son of the late James and Violet (Snow) Brown.
Donnie lived and worked in Toronto for the past 33 years before retiring back to Sydney. He loved hockey and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Donnie enjoyed playing bingo. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness and living a simple life.
Donnie is survived by his son, Donnie Brown and four sisters, Brenda (Jack) Currie, Toronto, Carolyn (Tom) Bonnar, Sydney, Lucille (Allan) Madden, Toronto, and Patsy (Wayne) Musgrave, Sydney. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews; his phone buddy, Margie Sullivan who made him laugh; his door-step friends who made him smile and Tommy who made his nights seemed so much brighter.
At Donnie’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place with a private burial at a later date.
Donations in memory of Donnie may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and especially, palliative care staff, Shauna for the care given to Donnie during his time of need at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

10/12/2013 Sydney, NS
Brown John (Jake) Brown CBP 11/2/2013
John (Jake) Brown
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: May 25th, 1948
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: October 31st, 2013
With deep sadness we announce the passing of John (Jake) Brown, 65, on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Jake, also known as ‘Uncle Jake’ was born and raised in Sydney Mines. He was the son of the late Albert and Suzanne (Thompson) Brown.
Jake was employed in his earlier years at Upper Lake Shipping. He was also a sportsman who loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in his younger years was proud to have coached the Sydney Mines All Stars baseball league.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Albert (Angela), Annette Little, Joe, Allan (Marlene), Paul (Christine), Suzanne (Lane) and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jake was predeceased by his brothers Georgie, Clyde and Joe (in infancy); sister Nona; uncle Eddie and brother-in-law Robert Little.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of Uncle Jake’s life will be held at J. M. Jobes Funeral Home in a few weeks’ time when other family members can be present. A funeral notice will appear in the Cape Breton Post at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
‘Rest in Peace, Uncle Jake.’

10/31/2013 Sydney Mines
Brown John 'Jake' Brown CBP 11/22/2013
John 'Jake' Brown
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: October 31st, 2013
With deep sadness we announce the passing of John ‘Jake’ Brown, 65, of Sydney Mines, on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
His family will receive visitors on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

10/31/2013
Brown Mary 'B' Brown CBP 5/6/2013
Mary 'B' Brown
Born In: Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 12th, 1914
Passed on: May 3rd, 2013
It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Belle Brown age 98 of Glace Bay. Mary Belle passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born on August 12, 1914 in Stellarton, Mary Belle was the daughter of the late John and Hilda (Horton) McKay. She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed playing 45's and going to the casino. Mary “B”, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, was very family oriented and loved them dearly.
Mary “B” will be sadly missed by her daughters, Louise Mackie (with whom she resided), Diane (David) MacDonald, Fall River; sons, Charles Edward (Rita), Oromocto, N.B., Jack (Pamela), Kitchener, Ont., Owen (Nancy), Dartmouth; a very special granddaughter, Sherry McIlroy and great granddaughter, Sidney McIlroy, who Mary “B” also resided with. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Brown.
There will be no visitation for Mary “B”. 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 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Stellarton with her loving husband, Charles.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary “B”'s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Brown family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/3/2013 Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Brown Thomas D. Brown CBP 6/4/2013
Thomas D. Brown
Born In: Rose Blanche
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: June 2nd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Thomas D. Brown on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., he was the son of the late William and Winnifred (Harvey) Brown.
Tom was employed as a carpenter with National Sea Products in North Sydney for many years. He was a long-time resident of Margaret Street in North Sydney, before he and his wife Carol Ann, would move to Taigh Solas at the Northside General Hospital.
Tom was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Finlayson) Brown; a stepdaughter, Heather Young and step-granddaughter, Ashley Young, both of North Sydney; his sister, Jean (Joe) Fiander, North Sydney; his brother, Arthur (Julia) Brown, Rose Blanche, N.L.; his sisters-in-law, Willina (Daryl) Burton, Sydney Mines, Ethel Brown, Bridgewater, N.S.; brother-in-law, Abner Riles, Rose Blanche, N.L.; by several nieces and nephews; a son, Curtis Jacques and daughter, Dakota Jacques, both of North Sydney.
Tom was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Kimberley, sister, Frances and brothers, Clarence, Albert and Eric.
Visitation for Tom will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 3 p.m., Wednesday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or any charity.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

6/2/2013 Rose Blanche
Bruno Helen Bruno CBP 2/9/2013
Helen Bruno
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: February 7th, 2013
Helen Bruno, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly Reeves Street, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Eva (Lowther) Peters.
Helen was a member of St. Augustine’s parish, Grand Lake Road and a life member of the CWL.
She is survived by one nephew.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Anthony ‘Tony’ in 1979; a brother and nephew.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Monday 10 a.m., with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/7/2013 Sydney
Brydges Carmel Ann (Cusack) Brydges CBP 9/14/2013
Carmel Ann (Cusack) Brydges
Born In: Sydney
Born: July 16th, 1935
Passed in: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 11th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother on Sept. 11, 2013, with family by her side, at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, Ont.
She will be deeply missed by Jack, her husband of 48 years; her daughters, Judy Brydges (John Delanty) and Sue Brydges and her cherished granddaughters, Madeleine, Sarah and Eve Delanty.
Born in Sydney, N.S. on July 16, 1935, she is survived by her sisters and brother, Louise Coffin, Patricia Keough, Pauline McDonald, Cheryl Bildstein, and Bill.
She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret (Hines) and Michael Cusack; her brothers, Jack, George, Gerald and Frank and sister, Eileen Landry. Also left to mourn is her extended family from the Ottawa Valley.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Ian Anderson House for the wonderful care provided in Carmel’s final days.
Friends may call at Ward Funeral Home – Oakville Chapel, 109 Reynolds St., Oakville, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass and interment at the family gravesite in Almonte, Ont. Will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ian Anderson House. Please visit the book of memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com.

9/11/2013 Sydney
Buchanan Blair Buchanan CBP 6/12/2013
Blair Buchanan
Born: October 26th, 1960
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 8th, 2013
On Saturday, June 8, 2013 we lost our beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle, Blair Gordon Buchanan, who passed away suddenly at Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Born on Oct. 26, 1960 he was the son of Catherine 'Deats' (Burke) and the late Gordon 'Gordie' Buchanan of Gardiner Mines, N.S.
Blair is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (McIntyre) and his daughter, Chantel (Adam), Halifax, who meant the world to him and were at his bedside when he passed away. Blair was the center of their lives and he loved them dearly.
Besides his mother, Blair leaves behind his sisters, Karen (Kevin) Black, Sydney River; Paula (John) Weatherby, Marion Bridge; Kelly (Troy) Baldwin, River Ryan and his brother, Colin (Diane), Gardiner Mines. Blair was loved by his family and he will be sorely missed. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Melissa and Jeremy Buchanan, Bethany and Cale Buchanan and his twin nieces, Kayla and Breanna Baldwin, all of whom truly loved their uncle and were always thrilled to hear from him or that he was coming to visit. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Rosemary Buchanan, Brantford.
Blair is also survived by his extended family, his mother and father-in-law, Cecilia and Joseph (Sonny) McIntyre of Dominion; his sisters-in-law, Gail (Glenn), Helen (Wes), Lori (Bob), Karen (Kevin) and brothers-in-law, Paul, Ross (Sherri) and Sean (Tanya).
Blair was predeceased by his father, Gordon; his brother, Darren; his grandparents, Barney and Melvina (Kelly) Burke and Thomas and Margaret (McNeil) Buchanan. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, Gary.
Blair was employed with Cape Breton Development Corporation for 16 years leaving to work for Exxon Mobil where he was employed at their Goldboro site and resided in Antigonish. Blair then moved to St John's, NFLD where he was presently employed with Exxon Mobil as a Mechanical Advisor.
Blair was a very driven person who was always willing to help anyone with any job, big or small. Blair loved all sports especially hockey and baseball where his infectious personality enabled him to make many lasting friendships. He also looked forward to his many fishing trips with his Dad. He had a special interest for drag racing which he loved to do with his brother, Colin and his late brother, Darren.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13th from 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Dan Boudreau is on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Eugene's Church, Dominion, followed by interment at St James Parish Cemetery, Gardiner Mines. Reception to follow in St. Eugene's Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

6/8/2013 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Buchanan James Gordan Buchanan CBP 10/29/2013
James Gordan Buchanan
Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: October 27th, 2013
Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
James Gordon Buchanan of Dartmouth, aged 69, died peacefully surrounded by his family, after a brief illness, on October 27th, 2013.
Gordon considered himself the luckiest of men to be Maureen's husband, father to the best daughters, Jyl and Karey, father-in-law to terrific sons-in-law, Chuck and Eric, and grandfather to the most amazing grandchildren, Justin, Alex, and Charlotte.
Gordon's glass was never less than three quarters full, despite significant health challenges over the past 20 years. Ever a larger-than-life character, Gordon always lived in a world of superlatives. His rib crushing hugs were legendary, as was his smile and booming laugh. He never feared telling his truth, most importantly, that he loved you.
Gordon was a passionate man - about sailing, dogs, politics, football, business, scotch, and most of all, his family. The much loved son of the late Sadie (MacLean) and James Buchanan of New Waterford, Gordon attended St. Francis Xavier University (BA 1967) and Dal (B.Ed. 1970). Teaching led to business where Gordon found and pursued his professional passion in real estate development for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen (née Dillon), daughters Jyl Lienaux (Bedford) and Karey Robb (Toronto), sons-in-law Chuck Lienaux and Eric Robb, and grandchildren Justin and Alex Lienaux and Charlotte Robb. His life was richer for his great friendships with David Parsons, Peter MacSween (deceased), Vincent (Topper) MacDonald, and his brothers-in-law Ed MacAulay, Doug Rose, and Barry Turner, sisters-in-law Sheila MacAulay, Ruth Dillon Rose, and Lois Dillon, nieces and nephews Christy and Andrew MacAulay, Rebecca and Catherine Rose, and Matthew and Laura Turner. Gordon truly valued his many friendships including extended family among the Buchanans, MacLeans, MacEacherns, Dillons, and MacAulays.
Following Gordon's wishes, there will be a funeral mass held at St. Leonard's Catholic Church (formerly Mount Carmel Church) in New Waterford on Friday, November 1st at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com , Dartmouth Chapel.

10/27/2013
Buckland Lillian Buckland CBP 10/3/2013
Lillian Buckland
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 2nd, 2013
The family of Lillian Buckland announces her passing on Oct. 2, 2013. at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Rose Blanche, N.L.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.

10/2/2013
Budge Nancy Budge CBP 3/1/2013
Nancy Budge
Born In: Neil's Harbour
Born: August 25th, 1953
Passed on: February 27th, 2013
Nancy Anne Budge, 59, of Neil’s Harbour passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on Aug. 25, 1953 in Neil’s Harbour she was the daughter of Mary (MacDonald) Burton and the late Ernest Burton.
Nancy is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Wayne; sons, Tait (Heather) Budge and Tommy (Adele) Budge; grandchildren, Addison, Kayden and Noelle Budge. Sisters, Sherry (Ian) MacSween, Marion Burton; sister-in-law, Carolyn Burton; brothers, Michael (Mary) Burton, Paul (Joanne) Burton, Chris (Tina) Burton; brother-in-law, Kevin (Paulette) Budge and a very special friend Laura.
Nancy was predeceased by her father, Ernest Burton and her brother, Joseph Burton.
Nancy will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will never be forgotten and will always have a special place in our hearts.
Visitation for Nancy will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, all from St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Neil’s Harbour with Rev. Gloria Fraser officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church; Neil’s Harbour.
We would also like to thank the doctors and staff at Buchannan Memorial Hospital and the palliative care nurses and home care workers.
Online condolences may be sent to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

2/27/2013 Neil's Harbour
Buffett Ella Buffett CBP 4/9/2013
Ella Buffett
Born: April 10th, 1935
Passed on: April 6th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and friend, Ella Mae Buffett. Ella passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on April 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Myrtle (Caines) Warner. Ella was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church and for the past 15 years, she resided at the Kennedy Drive Seniors Complex in Glace Bay.
In her earlier years, Ella was employed with the British Canadian Co-op on Commercial Street in Glace Bay. While a member of St. Mary’s Church she was active in the Church Guilds, Meals on Wheels and the Penny Drive. She also enjoyed doing crafts and will be remembered for her love of life.
Ella will be sadly missed by her daughter, Elizabeth Britt; cherished granddaughter, Christina; sister, Jessie Webber; several nieces, nephews and her dear long-time friend, Margie Spedding.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gatez Buffett, sisters, Ada and Lois, both in infancy, brothers, Earl also in infancy and Gordon.
Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. A reception will follow in the church hall, all are welcome.
Memorial donations in Ella’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
At this time we would extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Brodie, Dr. Guy, Dr. Ritter, the Palliative Care Unit and the staff of 3B at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, for the care and compassion given to Mom.
Online condolences to the Buffett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

4/6/2013
Buffett Jean (Ludlow) Buffett CBP 1/31/2013
Jean (Ludlow) Buffett
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: October 17th, 1926
Passed on: January 30th, 2013
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce that Jean Buffett (nee Ludlow), formerly of North Sydney and Bedford, N.S., died peacefully surrounded by her family at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility in Sydney River on Jan. 30, 2013.
Born in Sydney Mines on Oct. 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jessie (Mitchell) Ludlow.
Jean was the manager at Eatons order office in North Sydney for many years. She also worked as the office administrator for the Cape Breton Hospital before retiring to live in Bedford.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Diane (Sam) Farrell, New Minas, N.S., sons, Gary (Diana), North Sydney, Greg, Halifax, Ralph (Norma), North Sydney, and daughter, Donna Buffett, Sydney Mines; her grandchildren, Stacey Buffett (John Hart), Lori (Clancy) MacDonald, Cara Buffett, Geoffrey Farrell, Brett (Kristen) Farrell, Devin Buffett (Lori MacMillan). She will also be greatly missed by her several great-grandchildren.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, William Buffett and by her sisters, Pearl, Emma, Florrie and Eve and brothers, Ken, Allan ‘Gus,’ Frank, Nelson, Gordon, Fred and Ralph.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

1/30/2013 Sydney Mines
Buhariwalla Sheroo Buhariwalla CBP 1/10/2013
Sheroo Buhariwalla
Born In: Bombay
Born: May 15th, 1928
Passed on: January 8th, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sheroo Rusi Buhariwalla, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, on Jan. 8, 2013 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Sheroo was born on May 15, 1928 in Bombay, India to the late Goolbai and Nusservanji Keravala. She received her masters in social work from Bombay University in 1956 and worked as a pediatric social worker for 14 years. In 1972, she moved with her family to Canada. Although she missed home, Sheroo embraced her new life in Nova Scotia. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, playing cards and shopping for jewelry. Her favourite pastime, however, was spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally.
Sheroo is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Rusi Buhariwalla; sons, Farokh (Refina) and Reeshad, and her seven grandchildren, Colin, Catherine, Patricia, Margaret, Hannah, Connor, and Patrick. Also mourning her loss are her brother and sisters in India, Mehli (late Shirin) Keravala, Prochie (late Edul) Desai, Mithoo (late Rustom) Dubash of Karachi, and Rati (Yezad) Kapedia of Delhi.
She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Maki and Rusi Currawalla.
Sheroo also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as her trusted housekeeper and friend of 32 years, Evelyn Buris.
Sheroo was a kind, generous, and gracious lady who will be missed by all who knew her, especially her devoted husband, sons and grandchildren.
“Rest in peace Sheroo; your memory will be cherished in our hearts forever.”
A celebration of Sheroo's life will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth followed by a reception.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)

1/8/2013 Bombay
Burbine Rachael Burbine CBP 11/11/2013
Rachael Burbine
Born In: St. Anns
Passed in: Sydney/Tarbot
Passed on: November 8th, 2013
Rachael Burbine, 76, of Sydney, formerly of Tarbot and who currently resided at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in St. Anns, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Dolena (MacLeod) MacAskill.
Rachael was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River.
She is survived by her daughter, Darlene, Tarbot; daughter-in-law, Heather MacAskill; sisters, Stella Horton, Christine MacAskill and Edna (Leonard) Smith, all of Baddeck; brothers, Lloyd (Delores) and Meldon, both of Meadows Road; granddaughter, Jennifer, and great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Jaden.
Rachael was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, son, Terry MacAskill, sisters, Molly MacSween and Sadie MacAskill and a grandson, Cory MacAskill.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, North River.
Memorials may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

11/8/2013 St. Anns
Burgess Louis 'Richard' Burgess CBP 11/26/2013
Louis 'Richard' Burgess
Passed on: November 25th, 2013

Louis 'Richard' (Retired Peace Keeper Staff Sargeant with Canadian Forces), died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of Marcelene, loving father of Roseanna Clark and her husband Stuart. Dear grandfather of Adam Burgess, Kimberley Lloyd (Jeff), Jason Clark and great-grandfather of Braylon Lloyd.
Survived by his siblings, James, Peter, Mary and Patricia.
Predeceased by his parents, Archibald and Mary Pricilla Burgess, brothers Ken, Wilfred, William, Albert, Johnny, Cecil and Paul.
Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Ed Hanrahan and Wanda Burgess-Hinchey.
The family will receive friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main Street, Odessa, Ont., 613-386-7373, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11a.m. from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Napanee. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate in lieu of flowers donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
A special thank you is offered to the doctors, nurses and staff at Napanee Hospital for their care.
Online condolences may be sent to paynefuneralhome.com.

11/25/2013
Burke Barbara Elizabeth Burke CBP 5/29/2013
Barbara Elizabeth Burke
Born In: Sydney
Born: December 23rd, 1994
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: May 26th, 2013
It is with extreme sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful and phenomenal daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Barbara Elizabeth Burke on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Barbara was born in Sydney on Dec. 23, 1994, to her extremely proud parents, Ray and Roselyn Burke.
Barbara will always be remembered for her infectious laugh and a smile that would light up any room she entered. To Barbara’s parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, she never left their presence without saying ‘I love you’. She was a shining star at everything she put her hands to. Her love of sports allowed her to participate with BEC Senior Cheerleaders and BEC Senior Basketball. She loved little kids and took pride in helping her grandfather Mar Mar coach a basketball team. Barbara’s other interest included Interact Club, working part-time at Ricki’s, Mayflower Mall.
We are proud to say that Barbara has always been committed to her school work and would have graduated from BEC this June as an honour student. One of her true passions was her love of music. Being a member of the BEC Senior band and Jazz band was the highlight of her school day. Being dedicated to the school bands came easy for Barbara and she was awarded for this during the spring concert by receiving the Dedication Award. The band room was a meeting place for Barbara and her special band family. Music gave Barbara the encouragement to learn how to jive and 2-step, something her loving mother will truly miss doing with her. Barbara loved her family, cherished every opportunity she had to spend time with them, which included boat rides and swimming on the Mira, bonfires and great conversations sitting on the deck.
Barbara is survived by her proud and most loving parents, Ray and Roselyn (Poirier) Burke; her best friend and sister, Brittany; loving great-grandmothers, Liz Poirier and Chris Burke; her devoted grandparents, Marshall and Betty (McDonald) Poirier and Winston and Rhona (McDonald) Burke; loving uncle, Ronnie (Jeney Rodriguez-Garcia); loving aunt, Karen (Cecil) Wilson and loving uncle, Gavin (Crystal) McDonald; cousins, Aiden, Madison, and especially cousins, Adam, Ryan and Jocelyn Wilson, they were like her little brothers and sister; many special great aunts, uncles and cousins who loved Barbara so much. She is also survived by Pam and Tony Bailey, who were like second parents to her and they loved her dearly.
Barbara is also survived by her many angels who she adored and loved so much, her “special friends”.
She was predeceased by her loving grandmother, Barbara Burke, great-grandfathers, Tass Poirier and Frank Burke, great-grandmothers, Betty McDonald and Helen Mugford. She was also predeceased by her great-grandfather, Alex McDonald.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate Barbara’s life will be Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. in the parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. All are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-7500.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to Breton Education Centre Scholastic Fund or Breton Ed Band.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

5/26/2013 Sydney
Burke Barry L. Burke CBP 12/31/2013
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 25th, 2013
Barry L. Burke, 56, of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2013.
He was the son of the late John and Mary Burke of Passchendaele.
Barry graduated from St. Michael Sr. High School and while enrolled in the Millwright Apprentice Program,
was injured in an industrial accident at the Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant at the age of 19.
Barry was lovingly cared for by his parents (later his sister Kathleen) and a dedicated staff of personal care
workers since 1976.
He had touched many people in his life and no one will ever forget having met him.
Left to mourn Barry are his siblings, brothers, Fred (Barbara) Denney, Sydney, John (Marie) Burke, Chester
Basin; sisters, Kathleen Burke-MacDonald (Dan), Glace Bay, Nancy (Paul) Hines, Dartmouth; as well as 12
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Heather Hodder and niece, Holly MacDonald.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request.
Those who wish may make a donation to the Salvation Army or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
"In every life he touched, his love lives on."

12/25/2013
Burke Brenda Burke CBP 9/6/2013
Brenda Burke
Born In: Louisbourg
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 4th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Brenda Burke on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of Isabelle (MacKeigan) Kennedy, Louisbourg, and the late Howard Kennedy.
She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Brenda is survived by her daughters, Tammy (Christopher) MacMullin, Alberta, Angela (Chris Kelly), Catalone; six wonderful grandchildren, Tyler, Autumn, Jenna, Brianna, Tarryn and Ava. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Campbell, Alberta; brothers, Jeffrey, Karmen, Kirby, Allan, Derrick (Catherine), Byron, Darryl, Darcy and Scott; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her father, she was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Kennedy and nephew, Simon.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, from 3-4 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Raj. Officiating. Interment to follow in Stella Maris Cemetery, Clarks Road.
Donations may be made to the ALS Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/4/2013 Louisbourg
Burke Donald Burke CBP 9/18/2013
Donald Burke
At this time we regretfully announce the passing of our dear brother,
Don.
Originally from the Ashby area, he lived most of his life in
Dartmouth. There he was a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he taught many students the intricacies of Aircraft mechanics.
Don was an expert marksman, winning many related awards, including the
Nova Scotia Governor’s award when he was 17 years of age. Another interest Don excelled in was the sport of competitive darts. As an avid enthusiast, over the years he won many championships in
this sport.
Don was predeceased by his loving parents, Roy and Vivian Burke,
maternal grandparents, Margaret and Donald Morrison, paternal
grandparents, James and Sarah Burke, all of Sydney.
Don is survived and will be missed by his sons, Donald and Roy,
grandson, Connor, all of Dartmouth, nieces Vivian and Ava, Sydney. He
will never be forgotten by his sister Margie and brother, James and
especially by his long time best friend, Pam.
Touching many lives there is not enough room here to mention them all
but all will be touched by his passing.
“To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die.”
Memorial service and interment for Mr. Burke has taken place.



Burke Donald Thomas Burke CBP 5/13/2013
Donald Thomas Burke
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: May 9th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donald Burke, 63, of Glace Bay.
Donnie passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Mabel ‘Lovey’ Burke.
He was a member of Holy Cross parish. Donnie was an active member of Branch 3 Royal Canadian Legion.
Following his retirement after 25 years at Devco in the central machine shop where he worked as an electrician, Donnie was employed at Branch 3 as a handyman and bartender in the past 10 years.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joy was his family.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Aucoin) who was the love of his life; daughter, Tanya (Roy MacMillan), Donkin; son, Donald (Leah Serna), Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Taylor (Tyler), Nathan and Frankie MacMillan, who he loved and cherished more than anything in the world.
Donnie’s hobbies were many. If he wasn’t found at the ball field or hockey rink following his children and grandchildren, you would find him working tirelessly on his garden or spending time woodworking or he would be out for rides on his motorcycle.
Also surviving are sisters, Mary, Glace Bay, Georgie MacDonald (Calder), Glace Bay, Andrea Nandlal, Ontario; and sister-in-law, Josephine ‘Beanie’ Burke, Ontario; brothers, John (Sharlene), Ottawa, Jim (Janet), Glace Bay, and Gary, Glace Bay; many nieces and nephews; and countless close friends.
Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Laurence and Mary Aucoin, sister, Teresa, brothers, Daniel ‘Dodie’ and William.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J.McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 15 at Holy Cross parish with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Interment will take place at a later date.
Online condolences to the Burke family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/9/2013 Glace Bay
Burke Fred Burke CBP 3/6/2013
Fred Burke
Born In: Bauleine
Passed on: February 14th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we the family announce the passing of Fred A. Burke in Kitchener, Ont., on Feb. 14, 2013.
Born in Baleine, N.S., he was the son of the late Alex and Rose Burke.
He worked and lived in Louisbourg, then moved to Ontario to continue working for many years until his retirement.
Fred is survived by sisters, Theresa, Sydney, Helen, Dartmouth, Sadie, St. Catharines, Ont., and Marie, Main-a-Dieu; brothers, Teddy, Sydney, and Billy, Baleine.
Cremation has taken place in Ontario.

2/14/2013 Baleine
Burke Kevin Ralph Burke CBP 7/18/2013
Kevin Ralph Burke
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: January 29th, 1951
Passed in: Glace Bay
Kevin Ralph Burke, 62, of Glace Bay, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at Harbourstone nursing home, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Ralph and Annie Burke.
Kevin was a member of St. John’s Church.
Surviving are special friend, Noel MacLeod; daughters, Tanya, special daughter, Amanda and Angela; sons, John, Kevin, Barry; sisters, Linda Burke Binder, Joann(Gordon), England; brothers, Stephen (Betty) Burke, Brent (Jean) Burke; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents and brother, Bruce Burke.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 19, 2013, in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Glace Bay Food bank or the Alzheimer Society.

7/15/2013 Glace Bay
Burke Maynard Burke CBP 12/12/2013
Born In: Drumhead
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: December 8th, 2013
Maynard Gale Burke, 83, Baddeck, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Victoria County
Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.
Maynard was born in Drumhead, N.S. He was a son of late Harold & Nelly (Burke) Burke.
He was a member of Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church and also Knox Presbyterian Church.
Along with his wife, Florence, he is survived by his daughters, Lori (Frank Stratton), Brampton, Ont., Lisa
(Jimmy Edwards), Baddeck; sisters, Phyllis Mason, Sherbrooke, N.S., Madeline Burke, Florida.
He was predeceased by brothers, Dean, Wendell and sister, Bernice Mason.
Maynard was a mechanic who owned and operated his own service station in Toronto. After that he worked
as a mechanic for Purulator Courier until he retired. He was an associate Legion member at Branch 53 of
Baddeck, a member of the Highlands Senior Club, Middle River, and a member of the Free Wheelers in
Baddeck.
Funeral under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-Operative. Cremation has taken place. Memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Farquharson Presbyterian Church. Rev Louis Ihasz
and Rev Brian MacLeod. Burial to follow in Middle River Cemetery. Tea afterwards at the Middle River
Community Hall. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at the Inverness Manor (Highland
Village) for their care and friendship of Maynard during the last year and a half. Additionally, a huge thank
you to Dr. Chow, Dr. Genge and the nursing staff at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital for their
exemplary care & TLC in his last remaining days.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Society of Victoria County;
Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Alzheimer's Association.

12/8/2013 Drumhead
Burke Richard Burke CBP 7/2/2013
Richard Burke
Passed on: May 2nd, 2013
Richard Burke passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the age of 54 years.
Beloved brother of John (Joanne), Rebecca (Mike), and Rosemarie (Luc), and Georgeleo. Also survived by his daughter Melissa, and two grandchildren, mothers Mary Burke and Mary Anthis, and father George Anthis. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
The celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel parish on Alexandra Street, Sydney. His remains will be laid to rest with his father, John Edward Burke.
Reception to follow at St. George’s Hall on Nepean Street, Sydney.

5/2/2013
Burke Susan Burke CBP 3/30/2013
Susan Burke
Passed on: March 28th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Susan Burke, on March 28, 2013 in the An Cala Unit, at the C.B. Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Susan has now joined her husband of 67 years (Sylvester, Dec. 20, 2012).
She was the daughter of the late Jane and Michael Kennedy.
Susan will be sadly missed by her children, Dennis (Mary), Helen (Charlie), Joey (Linda), Terry (Donna), Billy (Denise), Maurice (Maureen), Anita (Darryl) and Mary (Stan); brother Joe (Mary) and sister Vera MacIsaac. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband Sylvester; two sons in infancy; brothers Vincent, Fraser, Jim, Charlie; sisters, Kate, Cleo, Helen, Mary & Bridget. Susan is also predeceased by great-grandson, Drake.
Visitation will take place Monday April 1, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Main–a-Dieu from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Main–a-Dieu, with Fr. Raj officiating, interment to follow in Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Susan’s memory to the V.O.N. or Palliative Care Unit, or charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

3/28/2013
Burnette James 'Jay' Burnette CBP 10/31/2013
James 'Jay' Burnette
Born In: Virginia
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 28th, 2013
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jay Burnette, on Oct. 28, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Virginia, he was the son of Janet (Jim) Gale and George Burnette.
Jay was full of love for life, and for family. When Jay walked in a room, his smile would light it up and a friendship would be made.
Jay is survived by his parents, Janet (Jim) Gale and father, George Burnette; sister, Jamie and brother, Joshua. Also surviving are his grandmother, Arlene (Red) Sublette, Uncle Jason, and Cousin Eric.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents and Aunt June.
Cremation has taken place, a visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

10/28/2013 Virginia
Burns Bonnie Burns CBP 8/17/2013
Bonnie Burns
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 16th, 2013
Bonnie Burns, 67, of Mira Gut, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the Halifax Infirmary, with her loving husband by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late William Alexander and Evelyn (MacKenzie) MacLeod.
Bonnie retired as an RN with the City of Sydney Hospital.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter, Laura, Vancouver; sisters, Pearl Goodman (Ray), Dartmouth, Carol (Sandy) Reynolds, Sydney; brothers, Kenneth (Carol), Truro, Duncan A. (Shirley), Halifax; a grandson, Chase Burns-Drover; several nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was predeceased by a sister, Anita.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced next week.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/16/2013 Sydney
Burns Bonnie Evelyn Burns CBP 8/19/2013
Bonnie Evelyn Burns
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 16th, 2013
Bonnie Burns, 67 of Mira Gut passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the Halifax Infirmary, with her loving husband by her side.
Born in Sydney , she was the daughter of the late William Alexander and Evelyn (MacKenzie) MacLeod.
Bonnie retired as an RN with the City of Sydney Hospital.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter, Laura, Vancouver; sisters, Pearl Goodman (Ray) , Dartmouth, Carol (Sandy) Reynolds, Sydney; brothers, Kenneth (Carol), Truro, Duncan A. (Shirley), Halifax; a grandson, Chase Burns-Drover; several nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was predeceased by a sister, Anita.
Visitation will take place Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11a.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/16/2013 Sydney
Burns Gerald 'Jerry' Burns CBP 4/16/2013
Gerald 'Jerry' Burns
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 15th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Gerald ‘Jerry’ Burns, at home surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Neil Burns and Alice MacQueen.
Jerry was a life member of the Elks of Canada, and loved to spend his time at Mackinnon’s Camp Ground in Lake Ainslie. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing tarabish, but he always found time to root for his favourite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He was employed as a millwright with the Sydney Steel Plant.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle (Harris); daughters, Shelley (John) Cunningham, Tantallon, and Debbie Burns, Howie Centre; sons, George (Tom) Burns, Louisbourg, and Kerry Burns, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jerry, Jacquelyn, Marc, Amber, Taylor, Jessica and Vince. He is also survived by brothers, Dougie MacQueen, Donkin, and Phillip (Dale) MacQueen, Broughton; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the cancer center or the palliative care unit.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

4/15/2013 Sydney
BURNS Kay Burns CBP 10/15/2013
Kay Burns
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 14th, 2013
Kay Burns, 75, of Drew Street, Glace Bay, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Robert and Annie Barter.
Kay was a member of Glace Bay United Baptist Church. Kay graduated from Normal College, Truro, and was employed as a teacher for 34 years, retiring in 1994 from Lakevale School, Sydney. Some of her hobbies included bowling, knitting, sewing, quilting and in her younger years, dancing. Kay was an avid fan of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and the Toronto Blue Jays. But mostly, Kay will be remembered as a loving and compassionate lady. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of over 50 years, Pat Burns; two daughters, Cheryl Gallagher (Archie), Glace Bay, Kim Luke (Bruce), New Jersey; two sons, Todd (Laurie), Halifax, Stanley (Brenda), Alberta; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Kay was predeceased by two sisters, June Blades and Jeanette Shaw.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Gary Dillon is Thursday, 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/14/2013 Glace Bay
Burton Donald Burton CBP 2/28/2013
Donald Burton
Born In: Bay St. Lawrence
Born: July 20th, 1927
Passed on: February 26th, 2013
Donald L. Burton, 85, Elmsdale/Sydney passed away peacefully in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor on Feb. 26, 2013.
He was born on July 20, 1927 in Bay St. Lawrence, Cape Breton. He was the son of late Susan (Young) and James Burton. Donald was employed with Municipal Ready Mix in Sydney for 37 years. When he was in better health he enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, four wheeling, snowmobiling, gardening and being outdoors. In his later years he enjoyed going to the senior’s social club at the Elmsdale Legion, going to his great-grandson’s hockey games, bowling and Set for Life scratch tickets. Donald was a member of St. Bernard’s Church in Enfield.
He is survived by his son, David (Judy Kennedy) of Sydney; his daughter, Sheila (Darryl Garnett) of Elmsdale; sister, Hannah of Neils Harbour; seven grandchildren, Raymond, Joanne, Mac, Joanne, Morgan, Jo-Lene and Jennifer; 12 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Victoria, Sariah, Brielle, Benjamin, Cody, Jordan, Dylan, Darian, Ashlyn, Kyra and Camden, he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Donald was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Josephine Fitzgerald and their infant son, Roland; his brother, Willie and sisters, Emma and Augustine.
Visitation will be held at Ettinger’s Funeral Home in Shubenacadie on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Bernard’s Church in Enfield on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m., Fr. Andrew Rembarcyzk officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donald's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the VON nurses who cared for Donald in Elmsdale as well as the nurses at the Hants Community Hospital for their excellent care and kindness in his final months.
Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the “guest book” at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

2/26/2013 Bay St. Lawrence
Burton Johanna Burton CBP 12/13/2013
With many tears and fond memories we like to announce the death of a caring and loving mother, sister
and aunt.
Johannah ‘Hannah’ Mary Burton passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2013, at Highland Manor, Neil’s
Harbour.
Born in Bay St. Lawrence on Oct. 11, 1919, to the late Susan and James Issac Burton.
Hannah was a strong member of St. Margaret’s CWL with a helping hand for everyone. She had a special
relationship with the people she worked for in Sydney. She was a resident of Highland Manor for eight
years.
Besides her parents, Hannah was predeceased by her sons, Douglas and Stanley, brothers, William and
Donald, sisters, Anguscine and Emma, nephews, Roland and Cyril, niece Susan.
She is survived by nieces, Sheila and Jennifer, nephews, Robert, David and Melvin, brother-in-law, Douglas
Thistle, Montreal.
The family would like to thank the staff of Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour for the wonderful care and
support provided for Hannah the past eight years.
Visitation for Hannah will be held in St. Margaret’s Church, St. Margaret’s Village 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Dec.
20. Funeral mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21. Interment in parish cemetery.
Donations in memory may be made to Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.ay.ca.

12/9/2013 Bay St. Lawrence on Oct. 11, 1919
Burton Johanna 'Hanna' Mary Burton CBP 12/23/2013
Passed in: Bay St. Lawrence
Passed on: December 9th, 2013
Johannah ‘Hannah’ Mary Burton passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour.
Predeceased by sons, Douglas and Stanley, brothers, William, Donald and John James, sisters, Anguscine
and Emma, nephews, Roland and Cyril, nieces, Susie, Marion, Eileen and Diane.
Survived by nieces, Sheila, Jennifer, Theresa and Geraldine, nephews, Robert, David, Melvin, Billy and
Wendell, brother-in-law, Douglas Thistle.

12/9/2013
Burton Norman Burton CBP 1/25/2013
Norman Burton
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: January 21st, 2013
With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late William and Catherine Burton.
He was employed for 46 years at Angel Manufacturing in North Sydney.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and long walks in the woods. He had a love of woodworking and enjoyed yearly family camping vacations.
Norm is survived by his children, Judy (Herb) Watters, Jack (Darlene) Burton, Betty Mansfield, Pauline Burton, Brenda (Russie) Gordon; grandchildren, Lea-ann (Sheldon) Stone, Jim, Kelly (Marc) MacDougal, Mark (Sienna) Watters, Danielle (Josh) Burton, Ryan Mansfield, Rob (Caelin) Gordon and Jen (Adam) Gordon; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Haley, Luke, Lily and Jack. He is also survived by his sisters, Ruth and Carol; brother-in-law, Fraser (Red) Way; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elva (Way) Burton, son, Jimmy, grandson, Kyle Burton in infancy, son-in-law Lawrence Mansfield, four sisters, Clara, Edna, Dorothy and Marjorie, two brothers, Bill and Gord.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations made be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
He will live on in our hearts forever.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/21/2013 North Sydney
Burton Stanley Burton CBP 5/2/2013
Stanley Burton
Born In: Neil's Harbour
Born: May 14th, 1941
Passed on: May 27th, 2013
We deeply regret and are very saddened to announce the passing of everyone’s friend in the community, Stanley J. Burton. He died on April 27, 2013 in Bay St. Lawrence, N.S.
Born in Neil’s Harbour on May 14, 1941 to Johannah M. Burton. Stanley was everyone’s friend. He loved bingo, playing cards and talking on the phone. He was a member of St. Margaret’s parish.
He is survived by his mother, Johannah M. Burton and predeceased by brother, Douglas; aunts, Emma, Montreal and Auguscine; his uncles, Donald, Elmsdale and William, Bay St. Lawrence.
Visitation for Stanley will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 in St. Margaret’s Church, Bay St. Lawrence. A funeral mass Saturday, May 4, 2013 in St. Margaret’s Church at 2 p.m.

4/27/2013 Neil's Harbour
Burton Zachary Burton CBP 6/21/2013
Zachary Burton
Born In: Sydney
With heavy hearts and great sadness, we regret to announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and friend, Zachary Taylor Burton on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Paul and Joanne (Goodman) Burton.
Zachary graduated from Cabot High School, then did what he loved most — fishing on the T and Z. He was also employed with Victoria Co-op Fisheries, where his co-workers will remember his sense of humour and smile.
Besides his parents, Zachary is survived by his sister and best friend, Trisha (Jamus), and his two very special nieces, Destiny and Demi. He will always be in the heart of his girlfriend, Felicia.
Zachary is also survived by his grandmothers, Mary and Rita, as well as aunts and uncles, Maureen (Paul) Annuniziello, Michael (Mary) Burton, Chris (Tina) Burton, Sherry (Ian) MacSween, Marion Burton, Carolyn Burton and Wayne Budge. Also left to mourn are his best friends, Linda and Brad, who loved him as much as their brother, as well as many cousins.
Zachary was predeceased by his grandfathers, Ernie and Marty, uncle, Joseph, aunt, Nancy and two precious nephews, Carson and Brayden.
Zachary lived his life to the fullest, and with his gift of organ donation, has enabled others to do so.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Zachary’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
“My journey will end on the sea that I love.”

6/19/2013 Sydney
Bussey Rita (Burke) Bussey CBP 12/21/2013
Born In: Little Lorraine
Passed in: Glace Bay
It is with deep regret that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister,
aunt and friend, Rita Bussey at the Glace Bay Hospital, Glace Bay.
Born in Little Lorraine, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Theresa (Campbell) Burke.
Rita enjoyed quilting, camping and traveling. She enjoyed going for drives and every time the car was
leaving the yard she was in it.
Rita is survived by her wonderful daughters, Darlene (John) Cathcart, Bedford, Myrchal (Joe) Campbell,
Sydney; her precious grandchildren, Bryant, Michael and Jayme; her brothers, Phonse (Cora),
Antigonish,Basil, Ernest (Lauria), both of Sydney; sister-in-law, Catherine 'Tiny' Burke, as well as many
nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Everett Bussey; sisters, Bernadine (Clarence)
Perry, Betty (William) Burke, Carmella (Winfred) Bates; brothers, Ambrose and Fred.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St.,
Sydney from 1:30 to 3:30 with a funeral service to follow at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant
officiating.
Interment to take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
We would like to give special thanks to Debbie Graham and Tish Lawless for their wonderful care that they
have provided to Mom over the past few years. Also thanks to the staff of Seaview Manor where Mom
resided for the past eight months.
Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes or the Canadian Celiac Association or a charity of one’s
choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…


Little Lorraine
Butts Gerald Douglas 'Bear' Butts CBP 2/22/2013
Gerald Douglas 'Bear' Butts
Passed on: February 20th, 2013
It is with sadness and broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Gerald Butts on Feb. 20, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Gerald was raised by his grandparents Jack and Leah (Smith) Butts. He was the son of Alice (Butts) Jardine and stepfather Donald Jardine.
He was a lifelong resident of Tower Road, Glace Bay.
Gerald was retired from Devco having worked 30 years in the mines and later as a Devco security guard. His passion in life was his family, his friends, and his pets. He and Marg enjoyed many camping trips and travelling, particularly to visit friends and family in Newfoundland. As a well-known member of the community he will be missed by many.
Alcoholics Anonymous was an important part of Gerald’s life. He proudly practised the steps for 45 years. He spent his life helping others and his home was always open to those in need.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marguerite (Adamson) Butts; children, Geraldine, Linda (Lester) Alderson, Barbara (Kevin) Hibbs, Johnny (Sheila), Ann Marie (Michael) Chipman. He is also survived by grandchildren, Craig, Sonya, Angela, Colin, David, Matthew, Ryan, Kaleigh, Kimberly, Jarret and Chad. He was also Poppy to his six great-grandchildren, Kaidyn, Karson, Hannah, Connor, Kale and Nathan. Also survived by siblings, Alfred (Alice), Gordon (Patti), Bud (Emily), Elsie (Paul) Miazga; brother-in-law, Pete Laffin, Colleen MacIntyre, Lawrence (Barb), Marilyn Carey, Lloyd (Shirley), Judy (Art) Sampson, Donna (Ken) Eveleigh, Bev (Al) Arnold and Patsy (Eric) Jessome.
Besides his parents and grandparents, Gerald was predeceased by children, Eric, Patsy and Donna, sisters, Bernice Jardine and Shirley Laffin, step-siblings, Hector Smith, Stella (Eric) Luffman, Gordon (Annie Mae) Smith, Sam (Lena) Smith and Sadie (Bob) Adams.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Newsom United Church with Rev. MacDonald and Nancy Whitney Latham officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lung Association or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

2/20/2013
Butts Thomas Butts CBP 6/8/2013
Thomas Butts
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 6th, 2013
Thomas Edward Butts, age 57 of Broughton, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Southwell) Butts.
Thomas was once employed at the Heavy Water Plant. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Thomas also enjoyed gardening, playing hockey, collecting hockey cards and shooting darts.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; two daughters, Tara (Chris), at home, Angela, Sydney, three stepdaughters, Carrie (Joe), Crystal (Rob), Amanda (Joe) Boutilier; four sisters, Karen, Diane, Darlene, Rochelle; one brother, Bernie and 13 grandchildren.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents and one grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Church followed by interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Thomas, 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.

6/6/2013 Glace Bay
Caldwell Jean Mazod Caldwell CBP 2/26/2013
Jean Mazod Caldwell
Passed on: February 24th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jean Caldwell at the Glace Bay Hospital, Glace Bay, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Myrtle (Noye) Burgess.
Jean was a member of Chalmers United Church, Dominion, and Warden United Church, Glace Bay, as well as a long-time member of the UCW. Jean enjoyed gardening, travelling and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed her companionship with her many canine friends.
Jean is survived by her loving sons, Peter (Jean), Ottawa, Christopher (Mickey), Dominion, Jon (Judy), River Ryan; eight wonderful grandchildren, Danielle, Melvin, Angela, Alicia, Jon-Adam, Joshua, Melissa and Angelina as well as her nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Melvin, sons, Victor and Keith.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Warden United Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Interment to take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Glace Bay Food Bank, Warden United Church or Salvation Army.
The family would like to thank Dr. Soussou, and the staff of the 4th floor, and 3rd Floor East for all you kindness and care given to Jean.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/24/2013 Dominion
Caldwell John 'Aubrey' Caldwell CBP 7/2/2013
John 'Aubrey' Caldwell
Born In: Dominion
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: June 29th, 2013
The passing of Aubrey Caldwell occurred Saturday, June 29,2013 in the Glace Bay Hospital with his loving family at his side.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Caldwell.
During WW 2 Dad served with the Army Signal Corps on both coasts. In 1947 he began work as a lineman with MT&T and retired as construction supervisor in 1980. He was a long-time Odd fellow, legion member and telephone pioneer and adherent of Knox United Church. Dad loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching and participating, his favorite sports being hockey, baseball and snowmobiling. A model of participaction and fitness he rode his bike, walked and played golf well into his 80's. In retirement he had time to develop his talents as an oil painter and master gardener. He loved the bungalow in Round Island summering there for over 70 years and enjoying boating and fishing with family and friends. He and mom wintered in Florida for over 20 years and made many wonderful friends there. Dad was by nature a people person and had a genuine interest in and concern for family, friends and neighbors. His positive caring attitude and his ability to make the best of each day will be an inspiration to his family forever.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Melvin; sisters Melva MacAulay, Verna Wadden, and Eileen Larkin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Marguerite; sons John (Isabel) and Lloyd (Cathy); daughter Vera Burke (Pat). Grandchildren, Rick, Elizabeth, Jeff, Chris, Amy, Kate and Bree; great-grandchildren, Jessie, Jack, Cole and Caden.
The family would like to express our thanks to Taigh Na Mara for their wonderful care as well as Dr.s Spenser and MacLean.
Visitation will be at Pattens Funeral Home, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., July 2, 2013. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. July 3 at Knox United Church, Glace Bay with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Internment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Taigh Na Mara, Knox United Church or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

6/29/2013 Dominion
Cameron Catherine 'Kay' Cameron CBP 6/27/2013
Catherine 'Kay' Cameron
Born In: Boisdale
Born: April 3rd, 1927
Passed in: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: June 25th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Catherine 'Kay' Cameron. She passed away peacefully with her husband at her side in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Born in Boisdale on April 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Allan and Sarah (MacKenzie) MacMullin. She was a very faithful member of St. Joseph parish, Port Hawkesbury.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Duncan; her daughters, Sheila (Charlie) MacDonald, Middle Sackville; Jo-Ann (Justin Hawley), Port Hawkesbury; as well as her cherished grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel MacDonald and Meagan and Kayla MacLean. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who considered her their special aunt.
A most loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, she always had time for a cup of tea and a chat with everyone she knew. She had a tremendous memory and never forgot an occasion to send a card, give a hug or make a phone call.
Kay was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brothers, Dan Rory, John Dan; sisters, Margaret, Johanna, Sadie; stepbrothers, Allan, Dan Mark, Joe, John; stepsisters, Mary, Johanna, Evelyn and Katie.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. with vigil service at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with her nephew Fr. Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish Cemetery or to the ALC Unit of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

6/25/2013 Boisdale
Cameron David Cameron CBP 10/22/2013
David Cameron
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 15th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of David, announce his passing in Nanaimo on Oct. 15, 2013.
David was born in Glace Bay and was the son of the late William and Muriel (Morrison) Cameron.
Besides his parents, David was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, grandparents, Roderick and Christine (Pass) Morrison and Alexander and Esther (Nash) Cameron.
Surviving are David's sisters, Sandra (Jack), Valerie Barro and brothers, John (Jackie), Wilfred, Brent (Donna); several nieces and nephews; and companion, Joyce.
There was no service or visitation at David's request.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of First Memorial Funeral Home, Nanaimo, B.C.
"We will love you forever
and never forget you
Till we meet again."

10/15/2013 Glace Bay
Cameron John Cameron CBP 10/1/2013
John Cameron (retired Sgt. RCAF)
Passed in: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 26th, 2013
John Evans Cameron (Retired SGT - RCAF) passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in his 80th year.
Son of the late Raymond & Amanda Cameron.
John is survived by his loving wife, Doreen. Cherished father of Gail & her husband Kevin, Rick & his wife Tina and Diane & her husband John. Papa was very proud of his grandchildren, Joshua (Rebecca), Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Brandon and Evans and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Isaac, Peyton and Ava....his "bundles of joy". Survived by his sisters, Yvonne Poirier & Marie Mayfield and his brother, Alec Young. Fondly remembered by long-time family friend, Yves Lariviere.
John will be remembered for his strong family values. His heart was filled with pride for his family and he valued his many friendships.
At John's request cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to gather for a celebration of John's life at the Royal Canadian Legion - Trenton Branch # 110 on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 from 1 - 4 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Online Guest Book & Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com.

8/26/2013
Cameron John Evans Cameron CBP 9/30/2013
John Evans Cameron
Passed in: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 26th, 2013
John Evans Cameron (Retired SGT - RCAF) passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in his 80th year.
John is survived by his loving wife Doreen. Cherished father of Gail and her husband Kevin, Rick and his wife Tina and Diane and her husband John. Papa was very proud of his grandchildren, Joshua (Rebecca), Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Brandon and Evans and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Isaac, Peyton and Ava — his "bundles of joy".
Survived by his sisters, Yvonne Poirier and Marie Mayfield. Fondly remembered by long-time family friend Yves Lariviere.
John will be remembered for his strong family values. His heart was filled with pride for his family and he valued his many friendships.
At John's request cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to gather for a celebration of John's life at the Royal Canadian Legion - Trenton Branch #110 on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, from 1-4 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Online Guest Book & Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com.

9/26/2013
Cameron Mary 'Johnena' Cameron CBP 9/21/2013
Mary 'Johnena' Cameron
Born In: Deepdale
Born: June 21st, 1920
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 19th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mary Johnena Cameron on Sept. 19, 2013 at the age of 93, after a short illness, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Deepdale, Inverness in 1920, Johnena is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was the daughter of the late James and Isabell MacDonald.
Johnena was predeceased by her husband, Murdock Archibald Cameron; sons, John and Gregory and daughter, Jussi.
Johnena is survived by her loving family who will miss her dearly; daughters, Ethel (Jimmy) Rooth, Sydney; Patricia (Trevor) Hansen, Mira; Beatrice (Dougie) Wall, New Brunswick; sons, Jimmy, Donnie, Murdock (Karen), Raymond (Wendy), all of Sydney; foster daughters, Tonya, Truro, N.S.; Mary Ann Wilson, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Valerie Tobin, Colleen Tobin, Beverly Tobin, Cathy MacNeil, all of Sydney; grandchildren D.J., Colin and Jessie, who she loved dearly, Lena Cameron, who always baked and checked on Mom and by many nieces and nephews from all over. Johnena has 36 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by brothers, Alex, Archie, Francis and Michael; sisters, Annie May and Mary Kay.
Mom was a devoted Catholic and believed in the power of prayer. Many would call her to have her say prayers when in need. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s parish. She was a strong person and always took care of many people and often worried about others. Her amazing memory allowed her to remember every birthday and anniversary. You could ask her anything and she would remember. Years ago, Mom loved to travel to see family members. She always loved to have company and no one left without a cup of tea, lunch and a good laugh, a trait which she passed along to her children. She will be missed dearly and never forgotten.
Many thanks to Dr. Glen Worth for his loving care to mom, ER and ICU doctors and nurses, Fr. McGillvray for his blessing and anyone we may have forgotten.
Visitation for Johnena Cameron will be held 7- 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment at Forest Haven Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the N.S. Lung Association or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

9/19/2013 Deepdale
Campbell Agnes 'Aggie' Campbell CBP 5/16/2013
Agnes 'Aggie' Campbell
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: May 14th, 2013
Aggie Campbell, age 68 of Glace Bay, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Aggie was the daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (Curtis) McLellan.
Aggie was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. She worked at Cadegan’s and Hopkins Fish Plant in her earlier years but then decided to stay home to be a housewife and raise her children and watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. Aggie loved playing cards, shooting darts, playing bingo and going swimming with her children and grandchildren. She was blessed with a great sense of humour.
Aggie is survived by the love of her life of 50 years, her husband, Wayne Campbell; eight children, Mary Ann (Howard Lawrence), June (Russell Hannan), Betty Campbell, Arthur (Karen), Teresa (Glenn Russell), Gen (Robbie),Troy (Janet), Tori (Denis), her pride and joy, her 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and her baby dog, ‘Spike’. Aggie is also survived by two sisters, Mary McLellan, Elizabeth Pickup and a special friend, Jean Campbell.
Besides her parents, Aggie was predeceased by a special great-grandson, Nathan; father and mother-in-law, William and Beatrice Campbell; brothers, Paddy, Johnny, Anthony, Angus; infant brother, Francis; sisters, Margaret, Rosie; infant sister, Mary Ann and a special nephew, Bobby.
In honouring Aggie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee is Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Church followed by a reception in the parish hall.
No graveside service, Aggie is going back home to be with Da and Spike.
We would like to say thank you to Dr. Stephanie Ellerker, Dr. Rebelo and the nursing staff at I.C.U., Glace Bay Hospital.
No flowers please. As an expression of sympathy for Aggie memorial donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. or the Nova Scotia Diabetic Association.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/14/2013 Glace Bay
Campbell Andrew Campbell CBP 8/20/2013
Andrew Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Born: February 24th, 1984
Passed on: August 17th, 2013
It is with profound sadness the family announces Andrew’s peaceful passing on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, with his family by his side.
Born in Sydney on Feb. 24, 1984, Andrew was the son of Lucy Campbell of Sydney and Hugh MacDonald of Gillis’ Lake.
A graduate of Riverview High School and Nova Scotia Community College, Andrew was employed as the Atlantic sales and service representative for Modern Tool of Calgary, Alta. He was an electronic technician who loved to fix and tinker with everything from a child’s toy to a 797 in the oil sands. He had also been employed with NSPC, Halifax.
Andrew was truly a thoughtful person and always there for everyone to lend a hand. He loved spending time with his brother Daniel, who was his best friend and twin at heart. He cherished all of his family especially his brother, Paul and family with whom he resided. He loved camping, four-wheeling, the Discovery Channel and debating everything from politics to history and was an avid Habs fan.
Andrew was known to all as the “Big Teddy Bear” and everyone loved his big smile that lit up a room the moment he stepped in. He will be missed by his many friends, nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, aunts, uncles and especially his godparents, Annie MacDonald and Jim Curry.
Andrew is survived and will be greatly missed by his brothers, Stanley (Kelley), Paul (Patricia), Daniel (Jennifer); sisters, Betty (Roland), Andrea (Bobby) and Diane (who was like a second mother to Andrew). Andrew is also survived by his siblings, John, James and Laurie Ann MacDonald.
Andrew was predeceased by his sisters, Sheila and Mary, his brother, James. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, Mary-Lizzie and Andrew MacDonald and his grandmother, Elizabeth Doucette.
Visitation for the late Andrew Campbell will be held on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Marguerite de Bourgeois Church (formerly St. Joseph's). Interment in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, East Bay.
Donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to the Lung Association of Cape Breton.
The family would like to thank the caring staff in the ICU department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the exceptional and compassionate care received during his hospitalization particularly Dr. D. Wong, Dr. L. Shimon, Dr. S. Ansari and Dr. W. Wilkes.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

8/17/2013 Sydney
Campbell Barry Joseph Leo Campbell CBP 9/26/2013
Barry Joseph Leo Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Alert Bay
Passed on: September 21st, 2013
We announce with sorrow the death of Barry Joseph Leo Campbell, 70, of Alert Bay, B.C. on Sept. 21, 2013. Born in Sydney, Barry was the son of the late Archie and Violet (Burns) Campbell.
Having left Cape Breton at a very young age, Barry eventually made his home in Alert Bay where he worked for many years as a pile driver.
He is survived by daughter, Michele Mundy; sons, Barry and Brent Campbell; grandchildren, Trevor, Taryn, Tawnie and Levi. He is also survived by sisters, Cathy (Roman) Fedurko, Toronto, Dolores (John) Campbell; and sister-in-law, Blanch Campbell, Sydney as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Barry was predeceased by brothers, Jimmie, Pat and Donnie and Jim and Rita Speck, whom he loved dearly and always called “mom and dad”.
Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date in Cape Breton.

9/21/2013 Sydney
Campbell Cecil Henry Campbell CBP 4/10/2013
Cecil Henry Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 9th, 2013
We would like to announce the passing of Cecil Campbell on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Murdock and Annie (Lewis) Campbell.
Cecil was the last remaining of his immediate family.
Cecil worked over 30 years for the Cape Breton Post as a printer. He moved on from there and began working for the Cape Breton School Board. He became the janitor at the Sydney River Elementary School until his retirement.
Cecil is survived by his daughter, Valerie Sampson (Robert Martin) and two sons, Cecil ‘Chum’ (Pauline) and Allison (Mae), all of Sydney; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; as well as a very special sister-in-law, Lily Campbell.
Cecil was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruby (Reid), his eldest son, Jim (Terry), sisters, Marion Gentile (Humbert), Margie Clements (Henry), Ivy Morrison (Duncan), Francie Christie (Clifton), his only brother and greatest friend, Douglas ‘Doug’ Campbell.
The family would like to thank Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility (Mira Bay) for taking excellent care of Cecil, and we would also like to thank the Dr. Naeem, the doctors and nurses of the CBRH for helping Cecil pass peacefully.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception to follow.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

4/9/2013 Sydney
Campbell Donna Marie Campbell CBP 8/26/2013
Donna Marie Campbell
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 22nd, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Donna Campbell, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Muriel (Layes) MacKinnon.
She was a wonderful mother with a great personality, she will be deeply missed.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Erma (John) McLaine, whom she resided with; sons, Shawn, Edmonton, Kenneth (Allyson), Glace Bay, Brent Lee (Fran), Sydney; her wonderful grandchildren, Shawn Christopher, Brently, Mitchell, Nicholas, Kiara, Koby, Ethan, Ashley, Beverley Anne, Mitchell, and her three precious great-grandchildren, Rashawn, Kingston and Owen; her dear friend that was close to her heart, Johann Clements; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters, Carmella, Madeline and Theresa; brothers, Fabian, Murray, Edmond and Joe.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Kingston Campbell.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

8/22/2013 Glace Bay
Campbell Elizabeth 'Betty' Ann CBP 10/17/2013
Elizabeth 'Betty' Ann Campbell
Born In: Halifax, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: October 14th, 2013
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' Campbell, on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at her home.
Born in Halifax, Betty was lovingly raised by her grandparents the late John and Annabelle Morrison.
She worked for many years as a bus and lunch supervisor at St. Joseph School in North Sydney and later with her husband Earl at their business, Campbell’s Sheet Metal & Crafts. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid bingo player. She was very active in the lives of her children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Chris) Whalen, Sydney Mines; and son, Darryl (Kelly), Kemptville, Ont.; her grandchildren, Catie and Ethan Campbell and Tyler Whalen. Also surviving are her two sisters, Ann Marie (Blair) Fraser and Florence (Harry) Taylor, both of North Sydney.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Earl Campbell, her son, Gerald, her mother, Ann Brown and stepfather, Walter Brown.
Visitation for Betty will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

10/14/2013 Halifax, NS
Campbell John 'J.C.' Campbell CBP 7/2/2013
John 'J.C.' Campbell
Born In: Pictou
Born: April 15th, 1941
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 27th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we, the family announce the passing of John Alexander Campbell on June 27, 2013 while camping in Ingonish.
Born in Pictou on April 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Carl and Libby Murchison.
Surviving is his loving son Ricky, Sydney; loving daughter April Moore, Dartmouth; grandchildren Morgan, Brooklyn, Hanna, and Claire; sisters Deborah (Phil) Murchison-Quinlan, Sydney, Leslie (Jim) Murchison-Kilchenman, Florida; and brother, Ross (Michelle) Murchison, PEI.
J.C. was a bricklayer by trade. In his younger years he was an accomplished athlete, a great ball player, and very well known in the maritime bowling circle. He lived and died for the Montreal Canadiens. He enjoyed his daily trips to Tim Hortons to share with his fellow experts on all the news and sports of the world. He will be missed by his tarbish players and his camping friends.
The family would like to thank John and Freda Marusiak for being wonderful fellow campers and for their constant hospitality given to John.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for John will take place from 4–9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. There will be a reception following the service.
Online condolences may be made at our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com.

6/27/2013 Pictou
Campbell Joseph Campbell CBP 9/7/2013
Joseph Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 30th, 2013
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Joseph Alexander Campbell in Sydney, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the age of 87 years.
Joe was born in Sydney, N.S., the eldest son to Alex and Catherine Campbell (nee MacPherson).
He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1948, and after four years of study at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, was ordained to the priesthood in 1952. After 15 years with the clergy in Glace Bay, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney and the Dominican Republic, Joe left the priesthood and moved to Fredericton in 1966 to study Education at UNB. In that same year, he married his wife and soul mate, Leone (nee Graham). His 24 year career in education included work in Fort Smith, NWT and Calgary, Alta., as a teacher, guidance counselor and education consultant, and he retired from the Calgary Catholic School Board in 1991.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Catherine; his brother, Jimmie and his loving wife of 43 years, Leone.
He will be forever missed by his son, Mark (Tracy) and grandson, Morgan of Monroe, Wash.; daughter, Kerri of Calgary; siblings, Sr. Mary Campbell, CND, of Sydney; John Hugh (Joyce) of London, Ont. And George (Joan) of Sydney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and very close friends in Calgary.
Joe had a great love of family, friends, and people in general, and he will be remembered for his patience, compassion and kindness.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at Parkland Cape Breton, 84 Kenwood Dr., Sydney on Monday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Joe Gillis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, www.heartandstroke.ca.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.sydneymemorialchapel.com or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/30/2013 Sydney
Campbell Joseph Campbell CBP 10/30/2013
Joseph Campbell
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 28th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and fond memories we announce the passing of Joseph Campbell, 79, of Reserve Mines. Joseph passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Hest) Campbell.
Joseph was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. He was employed in the construction field for 35 years. He was a quiet and gentle man, who always put family first and will be sadly missed by all.
Joseph is survived by his daughters, Colleen (Hughie) Ellsworth, Ann (Bobby) Mills; cherished grandchildren, Michael Ellsworth and Amanda Mills; sister, Marie (Barry) Irvine and sister-in-law, Helen Campbell.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Leone (MacMullin), brothers, Roddie, Charlie, Bernie, Thomas, John, sisters, Catherine, Betty, special nephew, Christopher Butts.
There will be no visitation for Joseph Campbell. 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. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at St. St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences to the Campbell family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/28/2013 Glace Bay
Campbell Julie Campbell CBP 2/25/2013
Julie Campbell
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: February 20th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of Julie Anne Campbell of Point Aconi Road, Mill Creek on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Julie was born in Sydney Mines. She was the daughter of Doug Campbell and the late Evelyn (Nelson) Campbell.
She was survived by her father, Douglas (Wanda), Mill Creek; brother, Blaine (Michelle) and niece, Morgan, Sydney Mines; sister, Natalie Campbell (Bobby); nephew, Curtis and niece, Kesley. Julie is also survived by her one true love and soul mate Gordie Almon, Georges River, who never left her side.
Julie had a loving heart for all who knew her. She loved her family and her friends and children. She dearly loved her animals Sebastian, Scruffy, Casey and Sasha.
She will be remembered forever and thought of often.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at St. Joseph Church in Bras d'Or, family will gather at church at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Brookside at a later date.
Online condolence can be made at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

2/20/2013 Sydney Mines
Campbell Kathleen Campbell CBP 3/9/2013
Kathleen Campbell
Born In: Jamesville
Born: November 22nd, 1924
Passed on: January 31st, 2013
On Jan. 31, 2013 Kathleen E. Campbell, 88, Dartmouth, passed away at Northwood Health Centre after a prolonged illness.
Kathie was born on Nov. 22, 1924 in Jamesville, Victoria County, Cape Breton, the eldest child of Neil and Mary Sarah (MacNeil) Campbell.
She is survived by a brother, Pius (Pauline), Jamesville; a sister, Florence (Walter) MacNeil, Sydney/Grand Narrows; nieces, Janet McCabe, Sydney; Neila McCabe, Truro; Nancy (Kevin) Neil, Maitland; Francine Campbell Mack, Ottawa; Janice (Bill) MacGregor, Dartmouth and Mary Elizabeth (Chris) Kaiser, Calgary; nephews, Neil (Susan) & John (Kelly) Campbell, Gananoque, Ont.; James MacNeil, Grand Narrows and great-nieces and nephews, especially her only godchild, Neil Angus MacGregor.
She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Teresa McCabe; brothers, Frank, Gananoque; Jack, Kingston; Rev. Lt. Col. Jim Campbell, Halifax; niece, Geraldine McCabe; nephews, Gerard and Wayne (Madeline) McCabe, Halifax.
Kathie was a loving force in all our lives. Her joy of life, her determination to live life to its fullest and her example in faith, has given all of us an example of excellence.
She graduated from the Nova Scotia Provincial Normal College in 1947. She then joined the Congregation of St. Martha. It was during her years of service with the Sisters of St Martha that she taught in various places in Nova Scotia and Alberta, received her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Education from St. F.X. University and her Masters of Education from Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington, in 1971.
Kathie joined the Calgary Catholic School Board as a lay teacher where she taught, was a guidance counsellor and then a principal prior to her retirement in 1983. She moved to Dartmouth and became very involved in the parish community of Pope John XXIII, continuing her lifelong involvement in her faith community.
Kathie loved good company, good food and wine, literature, music, travel, adventure. She loved her family and we all loved her back. We will miss her.
A Funeral Mass was held at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church in Dartmouth on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Donations can be made to a charity of choice.
We would like to thank the staff at 6C Northwood, Dr. Meehan, Dr. V. Mitchell, and all the health care professionals who were with us on Kathie’s journey.

1/31/2013 Jamesville
Campbell Mary Campbell CBP 9/26/2013
Mary Campbell
Born: October 9th, 1943
Passed in: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: September 19th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the passing of Mary Elaine (Hawley) Campbell, in Surrey, B.C. on Sept. 19, 2013.
Mary was the cherished first born daughter of Kenneth and Mora Hawley born on Oct. 9, 1943.
Mary is survived by her husband, Danny Campbell. She was the beloved mother of four children. Two boys, Daniel Campbell (Michele), Toronto, Dale Campbell, Surrey, B.C. and two daughters, Hawley Campbell, Florida and Krystine (Jeff) Dahl, Calgary. She was the loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, whom she adored.
She will be greatly missed by her siblings. Brothers, Kenneth Hawley, Vancouver, Murdock Hawley, Sydney, Chris (Jane) Hawley, Grimsby, Ont. Sisters, Carolyn Hawley, (who was very close to Mary), Vancouver, Delores (Clifford) Sampson, Brampton, Ont., Cheryl (Richard) Joseph Sydney. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother, William James Hawley in infancy.
Mary Elaine graduated from Holy Angels High School in Sydney and went to work at the telephone company (MTT). She met and married the love of her life Danny, and moved to Montreal, then on to Bramalea, Ont., finally retiring in Surrey, B.C.
Mary loved her work in retail at Hudson Bay, Robert Simpsons and the Brick. Mary’s passion was travel, as Danny worked at Air Canada. The whole family had wonderful trips across Canada, United States, Hawaii and Mexico. But her favourite trips were the ones home to Cape Breton. The teapot was always on and gathering news from all the extended family in Cape Breton and beyond.
Mary’s positive attitude and courage throughout her illness was remarkable. She never complained to any of her family.
The family wishes to thank Danny for the loving care he provided Mary throughout her illness. He was truly there for her and that meant so much to her and all her family.
Mary’s wish was to be buried at home in Cape Breton.
"Mary, you were a big part of our lives and we will miss you, until we meet again."
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. at Chant’s funeral home 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Fr. Bill Burke officiating.
Family flowers only, in lieu of flowers or donations perform a random act of kindness for someone.
Online condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/19/2013 19/09/2013
Campbell Mary Campbell CBP 6/14/2013
Mary Campbell
Born In: Frenchvale
Passed in: Frenchvale
Passed on: June 13th, 2013
On Thursday, June 13, 2013, with sad hearts we the family, Joseph, John and Ann Marie said good-bye to our loving mother, Mary Margaret Campbell, age 93, at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney, where she resided for the last 5 years.
Born in Frenchvale, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Margaret (Morrison) MacInnis. After high school, Mary Margaret attended the Nova Scotia Normal College in Truro and taught at schools in, MacAdams Lake, Ironville, Leitches Creek, Barrachois, Westmount and finally at East Bay Elementary where she retired after teaching for more than 35 years. Mom’s love for teaching and her students always remained with her. She passed on to her children a passion for life, a pride in work and a genuine love of people. Having family and friends come to visit, to have a cup of tea, share old stories about times gone by, keeping in touch with old friends and everyone’s well being brought her so much happiness. She was a member of the Frenchvale Seniors Group for many years and an active volunteer in her community where she was a well loved and respected welcoming lady. Mom was devoted to her church, St. Mary’s Parish, Frenchvale.
Mom is survived by her two sons Joseph (Rosella) Campbell, Sydney and John Alex Campbell, Coxheath; her daughter Ann Marie (Dan) MacLean, Sydney River; her six grandchildren Allan (Sherry Lynn) Campbell, Shaun (Shawna Lee) Campbell, Joelle (Shaun) Crawley, Danielle (Joel) Ives, Ryan Campbell, Amber (Allister) Brown; her nine great-grandchildren Landon, Chad, Caleb, & Nate Campbell and Abbey and Marcy Ives, Charlotte Brown and Avery & Hudson Crawley. Also surviving are her sisters Theresa Dowie, Rita MacDonald; brothers Martin MacInnis, Rev. Dan MacInnis, Hughie (Cecilia) MacInnis, Lauchie (Frances) MacInnis; sister-in-law Muriel MacInnis; daughter-in-law Heath Campbell and many nieces and nephews.
We would also like to thank Mom’s extended family at the MacGillivray Guest Home. We will be forever grateful, she loved each and every one who worked there. Thank you for her excellent care.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Campbell; her chosen son Pat; her two sisters Annie (Jerome) Deleskie and Mary Ann (Stephen) MacIsaac; her two brothers John Angus and Michael (Tena) MacInnis and sister-in-law Theresa MacInnis.
Visitation for Mary Margaret will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale with Rev. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton or Friends of MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
Don’t go gently into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas

6/13/2013 Frenchvale
Campbell Mary Jimima Campbell CBP 4/30/2013
Mary Campbell
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: April 28th, 2013
Mary Jimima Campbell, 81, Sydney Mines, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John and Nelda (Roy) MacKinnon. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her children, Mary Lou (Gordon Moore), Leo (Bonnie) Campbell, Judeth (Rene) Gionet, Paul (Laura) Campbell & Christa (Mark) Head; her grandchildren, Jason, Leo Jr., Erica, Megan, Danielle, Katelyn, Paul Jr., Russie & Stephen and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Emma, Madison, Nya, Hades, Soleil, Hailey & Chloe. Also surviving are her brothers, Andrew (Agnes) MacKinnon and Francis (Louise) MacKinnon and sister, Florence (the late LeRoy) Johnson.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis Johnston Campbell; her sisters, Ann Morrison, Jeanie Cantwell, Margaret O'Neil, Madonna Coleski and Johnena Moore and her brother, Archie MacKinnon.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.

4/28/2013 Sydney Mines
Campbell Mavis Campbell CBP 1/19/2013
Mavis Campbell
Passed on: January 17th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we, the family announce the passing of Mavis Campbell on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay.
Born in St. John, NB she was the daughter of the late Donald and Della (Cheeseman) Campbell.
She was a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be sadly missed.
Mavis is survived by her loving sons, Sean (Linda) McCulloch, Sydney, Ian (Kim) McCulloch, North Sydney, Colin McCulloch (Shelby), Calgary; her wonderful grandchildren, Ashton, Alyssa, Jacob, Benjamin and Sophia W. Lynne. She is also survived by her brother, Doug (Marilyn) Campbell, Grand Bay Westfield, NB; sister-in-law, Fran Campbell as well as nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Laroche; sister, Barbara Charter and brother Bob Campbell.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday January 20, 2013 from 2- 3:30 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in Greenwood Cemetery, St. John, NB at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/17/2013 St. John, NB
Campbell Neil Campbell CBP 11/16/2013
Neil Campbell
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: September 9th, 1940
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: November 15th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Neil J. Campbell, son of the late Agnes (Holmes) Campbell and Neil D. Campbell announce his passing on Friday November 15, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay on September 9, 1940, he grew up in Dominion and graduated from MacDonald High School.
Following high school he attended St. Francis Xavier University and graduated in 1962 (BA) 1963 (B.Ed.) and 1982 (Med).
He was on the board of the Modern Co-op and the St. Anne's Parish Centre and he was a member of Lingan Golf and Country Club for forty years. Neil coached school sports for many years while teaching at MacDonald High. After leaving MacDonald High he ended his career at Glace Bay High retiring in 1998. He was married to the love of his life, Betty (MacDonald) Campbell of Kings Head, Pictou County, for the past 47 years. Upon retirement they enjoyed winters in Florida where they met wonderful friends. Neil loved to golf in the summer and cheer on his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs in the winter. In his later years he greatly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their various activities.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty and his three daughters Janet Campbell (Ken Singleton), Dartmouth; Susan Campbell(Colin Campbell) Glace Bay; and Linda Campbell, Dartmouth. He had five beautiful, cherished grandchildren, Tyler and Kate Singleton, and Will, Alec and Elizabeth Campbell. Neil is also survived by his brothers Harvey (Winnie) Campbell (Dominion), Thomas Holmes (Boston); sister Marie Gordon (New Jersey) and sister in law, Teasie Campbell (Boston); as
well as Betty's brothers and sisters Margaret, John, Donald, Mary, Gus, Roseanne and their spouses with whom he shared lots of laughs and memories. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
Neil was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Greg (Theresa) Boston; his sister Tishie MacPherson and his very special god-daughter, Marcia Fiolek.
Neil was a generous, kind and loving husband, father and grandfather and his family will miss him forever.
Visitation for the late Neil J. Campbell will take place on Monday November 18, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home with funeral to follow on Tuesday, November 19th at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Parish, Glace Bay with Rev. Leo Boone officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

11/15/2013 Glace Bay
Campbell Rev. Dr. Donald Campbell CBP 5/2/2013
Rev. Dr. Donald Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 29th, 2013
Father Donald Campbell, 88, passed away on April 29, 2013 at Harbourstone residence.
A native of Sydney, Father Donald Fraser Campbell was the son of the late Judge Andrew Campbell and Pearl Curry. After graduating from St. F.X. University, he studied theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on June 12, 1949. He returned to C.U.A. where he obtained a doctorate in education. He taught education and psychology at St. F.X., where he eventually became Dean of Arts.
From St. F.X., he returned to Sydney to become principal of Xavier College, where he quickly became involved in the movement to establish a university in Cape Breton. When this came to fruition he was the founding president of the University College of Cape Breton, serving two terms as president before returning to the classroom to teach Psychology.
As first president, he oversaw a significant building program and steered the new university through its early development. Several of his signature pieces include the art gallery, the Boardmore theatre, and the Beaton Institute, along with a number of other community institutes.
Personally he was a great fan of both sports and the arts, and on his retirement was given a life-long seat in the Boardmore Theatre. He was physically active, swimming, skiing, cycling, and jogging until the age of 80.
On retirement from the university, he became actively involved in parish church work, assisting in various parishes throughout Cape Breton. He also served on a number of community boards, including the initial board of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was the recipient of the Order of Canada and of an honorary degree from St. F.X. University.
He was predeceased by one sister, Sister Mary Campbell, C.N.D. He is survived by two sisters, Sister Camille Campbell, C.N.D., of Sydney, and Joan Gibson of Seattle, Washington.
Visitation will be from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013, with a prayer vigil at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St. Sydney. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney. The mass will be preceded by an academic procession.
In memory of Dr. Campbell, donations may be made to one of the many institutions of the universities that he was involved in establishing.
Online condolences may be made to www.twcurry.com.

4/29/2013 Sydney
Campbell Ronald 'Ronnie' Campbell CBP 10/26/2013
Ronald 'Ronnie' Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 12th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Ronnie, announce his passing in Toronto on Oct. 12, 2013.
Ronnie was born in Sydney, son of the late Alex and Edna Campbell.
Besides his parents, Ronnie was predeceased by brothers, Sandy, Billy and Terry and sister, Mary Lillian.
Surviving are Ronnie's sisters, Brenda Power and Ann Marie Campbell; brothers, Graydon, Gary, Blaise (Angie) and Michael (Val).
At Ronnie's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.
"We will love you forever
and never forget you
Till we meet again."

10/12/2013 Sydney
Campbell Sarah 'Sadie' Campbell CBP 12/11/2013
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: New Waterford
It is with great sorrow the family wish to announce the passing of their mother, grandmother and sister,
Sadie Campbell at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Gertrude (Perfect) Desveaux.
Sadie worked for many years at the Maple Hill Manor on the housekeeping staff. In her earlier years she
loved to play bingo, family, friends and grandchildren were very important to her.
She is survived by sons, Arthur 'Artie' (Faye), Ontario, Ricky (Marilyn), River Ryan, James 'Jimmy' (Sherri),
Eastern Passage, Dougie, at home, David (Lana), Dartmouth; sisters, Mary Delaney, Ontario, Katherine Hill,
Point Edward, Martha (Ray) Penny; sister-in-law, Muriel and brother, Joey, both of New Waterford; 16
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents Sadie was also predeceased by her husband, Art, brother, Elias, sisters, Josephine,
Marie and granddaughter, Sarah.
Cremation has taken place and a chapel service will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley
officiating in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Burial
in St. Agnes Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the Army, Navy & Air Force, Smith St. and all are
welcome.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Maple Hill Manor.
To send online condolences to the family go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.


New Waterford
Campbell Sr. David Marie Campbell CBP 5/30/2013
Sr. David Marie Campbell
Born In: New Waterford
Born: July 1st, 1919
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 29th, 2013
Sister David Marie Campbell, 93, died at Parkstone Enhanced Care on May 29, 2013.
Born in New Waterford, N.S. on July 1, 1919, she was a daughter of Allan and Sadie (McNeil) Campbell. She entered the Sisters of Charity - Halifax on Sept. 8, 1942, and made her final profession on Aug. 15, 1951. In 1941, a year before she entered the convent, she graduated as a registered nurse from New Waterford Hospital. In later years, 1952-1953, Sister David Marie took a post graduate course in operating room procedures. From 1945 until 1960, she nursed in Hamilton Memorial Hospital, North Sydney, N.S.; Swan River Hospital, Swan River, Manitoba; Immaculata Hospital, Westlock, Alta.; Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, N.S. In 1960, she was assigned to St. Elizabeth Hospital, North Sydney where she did supervisory work for two years. Then, because of illness, she was assigned to switchboard duty where she served for 15 years. After her retirement in 1975, Sister worked in the business office at Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse in Halifax. A fractured hip sent her to Mother Berchmans Residence, the health care facility within the Motherhouse where she remained until being transferred to Parkstone Enhanced Care in 2002.
Sister David Marie is survived by her brother, David (Hughena) Campbell, Bridgewater and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Clare Onyschuk and Marie Sabesberger.
The body will be in Caritas Residence with visitation from 3 - 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Chapel of Caritas Residence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity Ministry Fund.

5/29/2013 New Waterford
Campbell Stephen Wayne Campbell CBP 9/23/2013
Stephen Wayne Campbell
Born In: Los Angeles
Passed in: Belle Marche
Passed on: September 20th, 2013
Stephen Wayne Campbell, 58, of Belle Marche, Inverness County, died Sept. 20, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., he was the son of Angie Pritchett and the late Herbert Wilburn Campbell.
Steve was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His passions were his yardwork, garden, flowers, and above all, his family. He had a great respect for mother nature and enjoyed the outdoors to the fullest.
A special thank you goes out to special friends, Bobby, Karen and their daughters, Courtney and Brittany for the love and support shown to Steve and Geraldine during his illness.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Bourgeois; mother, Angie (Paul) Pritchett, California; son, Christopher Nataly Campbell, L'Assomption, Que.; daughter, Manja Campbell, St.-Jean, Que.; brother, Philip Campbell, Arizona; sister, Barbara (Leif) Campbell Wiik, California; grandchildren, Jeremy, Annabelle and Jonathan; special nieces, Tara, Cinthia and Penny.
Visitation 2-4 p.m., Tuesday at Cheticamp Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 4 p.m., Tuesday. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

9/20/2013 Los Angeles, CA
Campbell Theresa 'Terry' (Smith) Campbell CBP 3/5/2013
Theresa 'Terry' (Smith) Campbell
Passed on: March 3rd, 2013
It is with profound sadness the family of Theresa ‘Terry’ Anne (Smith) Campbell, daughter of the late Perino (Pordena) Smith and Ida Belle (Petrie) Smith, announces her passing on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Terry passed away after a courageous four-month battle with brain cancer.
Terry’s kind and gentle ways and enthusiasm for life was an inspiration to everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She will be remembered as an amazing mother, grandmother, loving sister and the greatest aunt ever!
Terry is survived by her fiancé, Tom Harris; daughter, Lori Ann (Brad) Hickey; son, Jason (Audrey) Campbell; grandchildren, Sophia, Lucas, James and Jenna. Her sisters, Patricia (Charles) Fry, Diane (James) Cuff, Angelina Mallory, and Viola (Bennie) Bartlett and brother, Gino (Karen) Spinazzola. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Terry was also predeceased by her husband, James Murdoch Campbell, brother-in-law, Fred Mallory and sister, Elizabeth Smith.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Alexandra Street with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. A family only interment will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens after the ceremony.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

3/3/2013
Canavan Lloyd E. Canavan CBP 2/12/2013
Lloyd E. Canavan
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: February 10th, 2013
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lloyd E. Canavan, 31, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the Brenda Canavan, Sydney and David Fowler, Dominion.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his son, Jackson; his maternal grandmother, Wanda (Canavan) McGean and Brian McGean ‘Lloyd’s poppy and best friend’, with whom he resided in North Sydney; his paternal grandparents, Joan and David Fowler Sr., Glace Bay; his siblings, Ashley, David, Edmond and Alana Fowler; his aunts, Shelly Fraser and Uncle Derrick Fraser, Noelle Rose (Dave), Viola Brufatto, Margaret Mitchell, Georgina Neville and Uncle Joe Fowler; his nephew and many cousins; his step-grandmother, Patricia McGean; his uncle Wayne Canavan (Diane); aunt June Jacques (George), aunt Sherry Porter (David) and uncle Keith Gillis.
Lloyd was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Edward Canavan, for whom he was named after, his infant brother, Gregory David, his aunt, Katrina in infancy, his uncles, Davey Canavan, Johnny Fowler, Howard and Bramwell Gillis and his great-grandparents, Isabelle and Alex Canavan, Dorcas and Gordon Gillis, James and Margaret Nearing and Jack and Christina Fowler.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Lloyd will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Diane Kempt DLM officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/10/2013 North Sydney
Canavan Veronica 'Wanda' Canavan CBP 1/10/2013
Veronica 'Wanda' Canavan
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: January 8th, 2013
We regret to inform you of the passing of Wanda Canavan, 86, of North Sydney, who passed away on Jan. 8, 2013, at Northside Community Guest Home, with family by her side.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie (MacLean) Blinkhorn.
Wanda was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church in North Sydney, Senior Citizens Club of Sydney Mines, as well as ladies auxiliary of branch 8 legion in Sydney Mines.
She liked to dance, play bingo, go to the casino (one quarter at a time) and loved to travel and take mini trips and all day shopping trips with her granddaughters.
Wanda is survived by son, Blake (Carrol), Georges River. Pride and joy were her two granddaughters, Crystal and Robin (David Musgrave); sister, Doreen Sampson, Halifax; and brothers, Joseph (Mary) Blinkhorn, Bras d’Or, Kevin (Marie) Blinkhorn, Sydney Mines, and Bernard (Betty), Sydney.
She was predeceased by husband, Stanley, brother, James, sisters, Annie Mae Tremblett and Gretta MacLean.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Campbell Street, North Sydney at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
“They say I have your eyes”
Online condolence can be made at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

1/8/2013 Sydney Mines
Cann Everett Cann CBP 12/14/2013
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 10th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Everett Cann Sr., at the age of
76, on Dec. 10, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by family.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Georgina (Andrews) Cann. He was a devoted
member of St. Anthony's parish, where both he and his wife, the late Alice (MacNeil) Cann will be
remembered for their passionate involvement to both the community and the church through their music.
Everett directed both men and boy's choirs in the early 60s and 70s. When the Vatican VI was formed he
also directed congregational singing. He was a well known musician, starting his musical career as a
drummer with the late Buddy Pickup Orchestra in the 1950s. He later studied saxophone and took lessons
from the late Gib Whitney. He then formed his own band in the early 60s called the Everett Cann
Orchestra, where he performed in many establishments across the island. To name a few, Branch #40
Legion, Passchendale, Port Morien Legion and Donkin Legion.
Everett was an associate member of Branch #40 Legion under his father's number. He was also past
president of that branch and served many years as 1st vice president. He also served on the board of
directors of the MacIntyre Credit Union when it was in operation in the Passchendale area. He along with
Fr. Joseph Coté formed what is known as the Coté Housing Group.
He was custodian of Saint Anthony's School, a position he held for 30 years until he retired in 1989.
He held the position of president for the Cape Breton Musician's Association for six years and was a
member of the first board of directors in 1966. He was also a lifetime member with that association. He
also entertained people as a popular Master of Ceremonies.
He was past president of Local 760 with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Everett is survived by his three sons, Everett Allan (Margie), Craig (Michelle McNeil) and Todd; seven
grandchildren, Melanie (Stephen), Lakin, Mallory, Robert (Courtney), Meaghan (Derrick), Devon and Nathan.
Three great-grandchildren, Kendra, Drayah and Cooper; brother, Bryant (Rhoda); sister, Clair; many nieces
and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Alice (MacNeil); two sisters, Verba and Louella and brother-in-law, Neil
MacLean.
Everett will also be sadly missed by Donna Hedd, Wendy Ferguson and Michelle Drake.
Visiation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at
Curry's Funeral Home, Main Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated with Fr. Norman McPhee
on Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Dominion Street, Glace Bay.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at wwwjmcurryfuneralhome.com.

12/10/2013 Glace Bay
Canova Mary (Steele) Canova CBP 8/22/2013
Mary (Steele) Canova
Born In: Dominion
Born: July 24th, 1948
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 20th, 2013
It is with greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Mary (Steele) Canova on Aug. 20, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital An Cala unit, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Mary was born on July 24, 1948, and raised in Dominion, N.S., the daughter of Margaret (Graham) Steele and the late Angus Steele.
Although she will be most remembered as a talented and professional travel agent at Travel Universal Vacations, her most beloved job was working with her father Angus in his Dominion business.
Mary cherished her years spent as a stay at home mom, where she was devoted to her children's happiness. She had an enormous amount of love to give and would welcome into her home anyone in need. She taught so many people the value of the simple words "I love you."
Mary was an avid reader and skater. She particularly loved our numerous family gatherings where she enjoyed being our dedicated family photographer. Her time spent with her grandchildren were the happiest times of her life. She loved to travel and share that joy with family, especially her beloved brother, Bill, and their time spent together at Rancho Luna in Cuba.
Mary is survived by her mother, Margaret; children, Vanessa (Frank), Maria (Justin) and Angelo (Jillian); stepdaughter, Natalie Cooper Cormier; beloved grandchildren, Michael, Sara, Nicholas, Jasmine, Julian and Lucas, who were her pride and joy. She is also survived by her former husband and his wife, Frank and Mary Canova, who along with Ellen MacAulay and brother Bill, were her best friends; extended family, Chris, Lynn and Cory McPhee and their families; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and special aunt and uncle Gen and Johnny Gromack. Also survived by brothers, Mike and John; sisters, Theresa and Alice.
Mary was predeceased by father, Angus, brothers, Graham and James.
In honouring Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating.
We would like to thank all of the special people involved in Mary's care including Dr. Abel, Dr. Dugas, the VON, the staff of the An Cala unit and the amazing staff of unit 4B, especially RN Holly Winn, whose loving care helped so much.
Mom will be greatly missed and the memories she gave us will be with us forever. We take great comfort in the thought that she is now reunited with her cherished father.
Donations may be made to the An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

8/20/2013 Dominion
Cantwel Louise Cantwel CBP 1/19/2013
Louise Cantwell
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: December 5th, 1927
Passed on: January 17th, 2013
The family of Louise Evelyn Cantwell is saddened to make the announcement of her passing at the Northside General Hospital on Thursday, January 17, 2013, with family by her side.
Born in Sydney Mines on December 5th, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John D. & Gladys (Eveleigh) White. She was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines.
Mom was a member of the Bras d'Or and Northside Pensioners Club. She enjoyed travelling with her family and good friends. She always enjoyed a game of Bingo, and most of all her Wednesday morning “Hymn Sing.”
Louise often said she was grateful to the Lord for a rich, full life, the cornerstone of which was her family, whom she devoted her entire life to. She is survived by her Thank-full family, namely: Marlene, North Sydney, Kevin (Linda) Halifax, Patsy (Dean), Sydney, Lorne (Patrice), Sydney Mines, Reggie (Debbie), Bras d’Or and David (Cynthia), Scotch Lake.
Her grand-children were her pride and joy of her life. They include Scott, Rodney, Amie, Cory, Kevin, Lee Ann, Chad, Nathan, Andrew, Nicole, Christopher, David, Warren, Shannon and Natasha. Louise is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jenna, Rebecca, Brayden, Brooke, Conner, Cody, Eden and Tyler, son-in-law Wayne Buffett, and her siblings, Reg (Yvonne), Millville, Max (Joan), Sydney Mines, Joan Gracie, Sydney Mines and Betty Roland, Alder Point.
Besides her parents, Louise was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband Warren; daughter Allison Buffett; son Russell; special granddaughter Charmaine; sister Girlena; and brothers Duncan, George and Cliff.
The Cantwell family is very appreciative to Dr. Paul Hickey for his many years of compassion and care, and the many other doctors and staff at the Northside General Hospital and CB Regional Hospital, and the Northside Homemakers for their kindness at times when she required care.
Visitation for Louise Cantwell will take place in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today, (Saturday), January 19th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 20th, at 2 p.m. at Carman United Church, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating.
Donations in Louise's memory may be sent to Carman United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/17/2013 Sydney Mines
Cantwell Amos Gordon Cantwell CBP 10/24/2013
Amos Gordon Cantwell
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: October 23rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Amos Gordon Cantwell of Bras d'Or and North Sydney on Oct. 23, 2013. Gordie celebrated his 96th birthday on Dec. 8 of 2012.
He was the last surviving member of his family.
Born in Bras d'Or, was the youngest son of Thomas and Bertha (Boudrot) Cantwell. He was predeceased by sisters, Muriel Cantwell, Clara Mae MacDonald, Mary Lent, Bertha White and Anna Naddaf and one brother, Raymond Cantwell. With the exception of the last 10 years, Gordie had lived in the family home in Bras d'Or with his wife Sadie who passed away in 2006.
Gordie was a faithful member of St. Joseph Parish in Bras d'Or and St. Joseph Parish in North Sydney. He will be remembered for his smile, generosity and mild manner.
Gordie's first job as a young man was the Toronto mine in Bras d'Or in 1939. He worked there until he started on the "Lord Calvin", a Western Union cable ship and he sailed from 1942 to 1944. His ship would leave with the convoys en route to England and on more than one occasion he mentioned seeing ships in his convoy struck by torpedoes from enemy submarines. In 1945 Gordie started working at Jabalee's grocery store in North Sydney where he worked as a meat cutter. He remained there until 1959. At that time he started working for Marine Atlantic, spending 11 years on the "Carson", his favourite ship. The remaining years were spent on other ships in the CN Fleet, retiring to pension in 1981.
Gordie was very lucky in that he had good health in his 96 years. He and his wife Sadie travelled to Boston on a regular basis and made trips to Florida and Vancouver in the later years. He always enjoyed seeing family members come home in the summer months for visits and participated in any activities that were planned. He had vivid recollections of the old days growing up in Bras d'Or and was a very interesting storyteller. Gordie will be sadly missed by family and friends alike.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Joseph Church in Bras d'Or on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating, interment in parish cemetery to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Fund or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visitingwww.francisfuneralhome.ca.

10/23/2013 North Sydney
Cantwell Cornelius John 'Con' Cantwell CBP 2/18/2013
Cornelius John 'Con' Cantwell
Con was taken by his lord due to the dust on his lungs, silicosis having worked most of his life in “The Pit” to support his wife and 10 children.
He was a much loved father and husband. Con was married for 63 years to Elma Mae Ferguson who fed and cared for the many family and friends that came to their house.
An avid walker for many years, his early mornings on the highway told many workers if they were a little early or late. Con and Mae enjoyed their later years eating out at some of their favourite spots like Jane’s, Vi’s and Simeon’s where the girls knew he loved their strawberry cheesecake.
Con was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or.
Along with his wife Con is survived by his sons, Connie (Pauline), Brian (Anne), Blair (Jean); his daughters, Gloria (Johnny) MacIntyre ,Joan (Ronnie) MacDonald, Arlene (Sylvain), Karen (David) Marsh, Roxanne (Neil) MacLean and Avril (Pete) Caldwell; sister Madonna MacDonald; brother-in-law Tommy Butts as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Con was predeceased by his parents, Amos and Marguerite Cantwell, daughter Gail, brother Gerald (Elizabeth), sisters Jenny Butts and Alma (George) Ferguson and a brother-in-law Roddie MacDonald.
True to his giving nature Con has donated his body to Dalhousie Medical School to help their science program.
A memorial mass to celebrate Con’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr Peter McLeod officiating. A reception will follow at the parish hall.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice as Con and Mae would give to all.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.



Cantwell Elma Cantwell CBP 10/2/2013
Elma Cantwell
Born In: Florence
Passed in: Little Bras d'Or
Passed on: September 30th, 2013
After a long life of caring for others, Mae was called by her Lord to come to rest with him, on September 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Euphemia (King) Ferguson. Mae was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church Bras d’Or.
She was happily married to Con Cantwell for 63 years, they had ten children together. An extra mouth or two to feed might seem like an impossible task to many, but not to Mae. If you ended up on her doorstep along the highway in Bras d’Or you never left hungry and were always welcomed back because the teapot was always on.
Mae is survived by sons Connie (Pauline), Brian (Ann), Blair (Jean). Daughters, Gloria (Johnny) MacIntyre, Joan (Ronnie) MacDonald, Arlene (Sylvain) Lemire, Roxanne (Neil) MacLean, Karen (David) Marsh, Avril (Pete) Caldwell, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members whom she loved.
Besides her parents, Mae was predeceased by her husband Con; daughter Gail and grandson Calvin MacDonald; brothers Earl, Murray (Junior), and Ronnie; and sister, Thelma MacDonald
As per her wishes there will be no visitation, arrangements are under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3rd , 2013 at St. Joseph Church Bras d’Or with Fr. Peter McLeod Officiating. With a reception to follow in the parish Hall.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

9/30/2013 Florence
Capstick Anna 'Theresa' Capstick CBP 4/27/2013
Anna 'Theresa' Capstick
Born In: Capstick
Born: October 15th, 1924
Passed on: April 24th, 2013
Anna Theresa Capstick, 89, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2013, at Richmond Villa Nursing Home, St. Peter’s, N.S. Theresa was lovingly called “Sa” by her family, a name given to her years ago by a child who could not say Theresa.
Theresa was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Capstick, N.S. to John D. and Sarah (Brown) Capstick. She attended the one room school in Capstick until she was 16 when she transferred to a convent school in Mabou run by the sisters of Notre Dame. She graduated high school there and went on to attend nursing school at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish and graduated with a degree in nursing in 1948.
Theresa liked to travel and experience living in different places where she practiced her nursing career. She worked in Melville, Sask., Banff, Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles and finally Toronto, where she worked at the orthopedic hospital until she chose to take early retirement.
Theresa’s greatest love was the place of her birth…Capstick and that is where she chose to retire.
She took over the old homestead and surrounding fields facing the ocean and to the delight of her neighbors kept that place looking fresh and well cared for. Once spring arrived you would see her out on her tractor early in the morning as she swept over the land and kept that place looking well groomed. She continued to do this until she was 84 years old.
Theresa’s other love was sewing and she made many beautiful banners for the Church at St. Margaret’s Village. Regrettably, these were all lost when that beautiful church burnt down.
Besides her parents, John D. and Sarah Capstick, Theresa was predeceased by her brother Francis Leo in the Second World War, and three beloved nephews, Frank, Johnny and Craig MacNeil.
She is survived by her sisters, Mary Capstick and Dodie (John) MacNeil and her nephew, Danny MacNeil.
As our Sa’s spirit returns to her beloved Capstick we like to think these would be her words:
“Don’t worry, sooner or later I’ll be home/red cheeked from the roused wind/I’ll stand in the doorway/stamping my boots and slapping my hands/my shoulders covered in stars.” by Mary Olivier.
Burial and a memorial mass will be at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

4/24/2013 Capstick
Capstick Mary Capstick CBP 9/5/2013
Mary Capstick
Passed in: St. Peter's
Passed on: August 7th, 2013
We regret to announce the passing into eternity of Mary Euphemia Capstick, 82, on Aug. 7, 2013, at Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, N.S.
A celebration of her life will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in St. Margaret’s Church, St. Margaret’s Village, with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

8/7/2013
Capstick Mary Capstick CBP 8/12/2013
Mary Capstick
Born In: Capstick
Born: November 28th, 1921
Passed in: Capstick
Passed on: August 7th, 2013
With sadness we announce the passing into eternity of Mary Euphemia Capstick on Aug. 7, 2013. at Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, N.S.
Mary was born on Nov. 28, 1921, in Capstick, N.S., to the late Sarah (Brown) and John D. Capstick.
She grew up in Capstick and attended a one room school there before going on to Normal College in Truro, N.S. After graduating from Normal College she taught school in Capstick, MacKinnon Harbor, Bras d'Or, and Halifax. From Halifax Mary moved to Toronto and a new career. She worked at IBM for 10 years and then she resumed her teaching career. During this period she attended Wilfrid Laurier University graduating from there in 1985. Her last years of teaching were in Bramalea and her specialty was kindergarten where she was revered and treasured by the many little ones who passed through her hands. At her 85th birthday celebration one of her former students, a news anchor on television in Toronto gave Mary a warm tribute on her evening news.
Like many women of her generation her career was blessing the lives of her family and students through the endless love she gave them all. After her retirement she continued to live in Bramalea. She spent her time taking trips and going on cruises. She visited England, Scotland and Ireland. She loved card games, especially euchre and crossword puzzles.
Each summer she was drawn back to her beloved Capstick and the house where she grew up. Our family have always called her "Mimi" after one of her nephews christened her "Mimi". She liked that name. Those of us who loved Mimi will remember her singing. She wrote songs that she sang with gusto and we all recall her singing "The Wild Colonial Boy" while waving her arms and stamping her feet. Mimi loved a party. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by one sister Dodie (John) and a nephew Danny MacNeil.
Besides her parents Mary was predeceased by her brother Francis Leo in the Second World War, her sister Theresa and three beloved nephews, Frank, Johnny and Craig MacNeil.
Our family chain is broken again and nothing seems the same, but God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Funeral and burial will be at a later date under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

8/7/2013 Capstick
Carey Ernest Francis 'Ernie Buck' Carey CBP 12/2/2013
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: Florence
Passed on: November 28th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts, we regretfully announce the passing of Ernie 'Buck' on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at
home, surrounded by his loving family.
He fought hard against cancer, and showed everyone he was going to pass the same way he lived; In his
own way and on his own terms, which he did, with the constant love and support of his friends and
relatives.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was the loving son of Muriel (Long) and the late Robert Carey.
Ernie happily worked hard at Hilltop Alignment for 30 years with his lifetime friend and honorary brother
Adrain Blinkhorn. He was a people person he will be missed by so many (young and old) because he left an
impression on everyone he met either by helping them out or just by making them laugh (his specialty). He
was everybody’s friend. The Bucker always had a smile and an amazing story to share. It is our hope that
these stories and memories live on.
Besides his mother, he leaves behind (the love of his life) his wife of 35 years, Sharon (Buffett); sons, (who
always made him proud), Curtis (Tara), Miramichi, N.B., and Jason (Megan), at home; sisters, Gloria (Ernie)
Confiant, Brampton, Ont., Verna (Bernie), Bell Island, N.L., Pammie (Donnie), Sydney, Rossie (Peter)
Forrest, Florence, Nancy (Leroy) Pyke, Dartmouth. Ernie was very proud of his family and leaving them
proved to be the hardest thing he would ever do. Ernie will also be missed by the Buffett family, Barry
(Francis), Cecil (Edie), Bernie (Deanna), Yvonne, Joan (Sandy), Earl, Mary, Cameron (Doreen), Olive (Bob)
Joanne (Greg) and Wayne as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ernie will be lovingly greeted by his family that have gone before him, his father Robert, and brothers,
Kenny and Rickey.
There will be no visitation. Memorial Mass to celebrate Ernie’s life will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013,
at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, at 10:30am with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney
Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Carey family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

11/28/2013 Bras d'Or
Carey Raymond 'Hawk Carey CBP 9/7/2013
Raymond 'Hawk Carey
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: September 5th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Joseph 'Hawk' Carey on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the Northside General Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was a son of the late Louis and Sadie (Pentz) Carey; he was a member of Holy Family parish, Sydney Mines. Raymond worked many years at the Alder Point Fish Plant, National Sea, and the Nickerson Fish Plant. Raymond enjoyed fishing, hunting and listening to music at Indian Beach accompanied by his sister-in-law, Ducky.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Kathy (MacLeod); son, Bart, Sydney Mines; daughters, Ericka (Devon), North Sydney, Tayler (Arron), Sydney Mines, Bonnie (Larry), New Waterford; grandchildren, Jacob, Kevin, Robert, Logan, Isacc, Meadow and Santan. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Allina MacLeod 'Ma', whom he thought of as a second mother; 12 brothers and sisters, Sonny (Pat), Ella-Marg (Allister Phillips), both of Baddeck, Alfred (Annie), Florence, Sophia (Gord Tucker), Lower Sackville, Gladys (Fred Howell), Catherine (George Rudderham), both of Point Edward, George, Ontario, John (Alberta), Balls Creek, Martha, Sydney Mines, Aulley (Ella), Joe Glen (Michelle), both of Point Aconi and Donald Bras d’Or. He will also be missed by the MacLeod family and many friends and his dog, 'Butterball', who he had taken for many walks.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Isabelle, Phyllis and brother, Thomas (Echo) Carey.
There will be no visitation, a funeral mass to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bras d’Or.
Words of comfort maybe forwarded to www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

9/5/2013 Bras d'Or
Carmichael Angus Carmichael CBP 1/25/2013
Angus Carmichael
Passed on: January 22nd, 2013
Angus Robert Carmichael died at home in St. Ann’s Bay, Victoria County, Jan. 22, 2013.
He was the son of the late Capt. Angus Carmichael and Katherine (MacDonald) Carmichael.
He is survived by his brother, Dan Carmichael and his wife, Marlene, Natick, Mass.; nephews, Alan Carmichael, Holliston, Mass., and Mark Carmichael, Natick, Mass.; niece, Sheena Carmichael, St. Catharines, Ont.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Murray Carmichael, Waltham, Mass., and his niece, Michelle Carmichael, Natick, Mass.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S. Funeral and burial will be at a later date.

1/22/2013
Carmichael Angus John Carmichael CBP 11/20/2013
Angus John Carmichael
Born In: St Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: November 24th, 1917
Passed in: St Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: November 17th, 2013
One week shy of his 96th birthday, Angus John 'AJ' Carmichael passed away Sunday at his home in St Ann’s, Victoria County, N.S.
Born in St. Ann’s in November 1917, A J was the eldest son of the late Hector and Katie (MacAskill) Carmichael. He lived his entire life in St Ann’s.
A J was a Second World War veteran having served in Holland and Italy during that war. He returned in 1946 to marry Murdena Kerr of North River Bridge. He worked throughout his lifetime as a lobster fisherman, farmer and sawmill operator/woodsman. He also served Victoria County as councillor and as a member and elder of John Fraser Memorial Church for many years.
He is survived by his children. Darrell (Sandi), Port Williams, N.S., Harold 'Hal', West LaHave, N.S., Mary Lynn (Eric Keys), Sydney, N.S., Ronald, Winnipeg, Man., Angus John 'Jay', Toronto, Ont., Shelley (Doug Neilson), Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Todd, St. Ann’s, N.S. Surviving also are five grandchildren. Raegan (Jon Heidt), Martha (Matthew Kutcher), Mathew (Brenda), Daniel (Samantha) and Anna-Cate plus two great-grandchildren, Daniela and Mateo with another due in April 2014.
He is also survived by his youngest sister, Anna (late Allister) MacInnis, North Shore, N.S.; sisters-in-law, Betty (late John) Kerr, Coxheath, N.S., Margaret (late Claude) Carmichael, St. Ann’s. Nieces and nephews, Karen (Gordon) Boutilier, David (Debbie) MacInnis, Allan (Cheryl) MacInnis and Sherry (James) Ball also survive.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Murdena (Kerr) Carmichael and his granddaughter, Hannah Carmichael in 2011. In recent weeks he was predeceased by his brother, Norman and brother-in-law Johnnie Kerr. His sister Mayme (the late Doug) Eckhardt; brother Claude Carmichael; his brothers-in-law, Peter (late Shirley) Kerr and Alex (late Jean) Kerr also preceded him in death.
The family wishes to thank the homemakers and personal care workers who took such great care of A J over the past two years.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at St. Ann’s Bay United Church from 1-4 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Goose Cove Cemetery Fund, St. Ann’s, N.S.

11/17/2013 St Ann's, Nova Scotia, Canada
Carmichael Angus 'Robbie' Carmichael CBP 9/18/2013
Angus 'Robbie' Carmichael
A graveside service for Angus Robert 'Robbie' Carmichael who passed away Jan. 22, 2013 at home in St. Ann’s Bay, Victoria County will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Goose Cove Cemetery St. Ann’s with Rev Hazel Morris officiating.

1/22/2013
Carmichael Anne Muriel Carmichael CBP 12/19/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Born: August 21st, 1927
Passed on: December 18th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that the family of Anne Muriel Carmichael announce the passing away of their
mother.
She died at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 86 on Dec. 18, 2013, surrounded by family.
Muriel was born on Aug. 28, 1927, in North Sydney. Early in life she worked at the post office, telephone
office, and Co-op in Baddeck.
She is survived by son, Paul (Simone) Carmichael; daughters, Marjorie (Alan) Smith, Lois Pantano, Ruth
Ann (Derek) Nesbitt, Erma (Matt) Kirves.; brother, Clarence Long; sisters, Eddie Toms, Blanche Williams;
grandchildren, Steven, Jennifer, Shaun, Angelica, Christopher, Julie, Matthew; great-grandchildren,
Cameron, Kylie, Claire, Megan, Chase.
She was predeceased by husband, Harry, son, Harry Gordon, son-in-law, Rick Pantano, brothers, Kilmer and
Alex.
The body is resting at Macaskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, with visitation hours from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 20. The funeral will be held at the Baddeck Gospel Hall at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21,
officiated by David Swan. Burial to occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

12/18/2013 North Sydney
Carroll Colin James Carroll CBP 2/1/2013
Colin James Carroll
Passed on: January 30th, 2013
With broken hearts we regretfully announce the peaceful passing of our brother, Colin, surrounded by his family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, after a brief illness.
Colin leaves to mourn his partner of 14 years, Diane MacAulay; sisters, Betty (Kenny) Marchand, Geraldine (Mike) Bevis, Bridgewater, Patricia (Frank) MacPherson, Margaret (Lorne) Slade, Darlene Cuddihy (Dave), Carmella (Ray) White, Kentville, Catherine (Phillip) Andrews; brothers, Michael (Heather), Ralph (Judy), Merrickville, Ont., Patrick, Bridgewater; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Carmella Carroll.
Colin was respected and well-liked by all who knew him, especially the horsemen.
Colin spent his days doing what he loved most, caring for the horses.
The family at this time would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for all the special care given to Colin.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SW. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/30/2013
Carroll Wendell Joseph (Poppy) Carroll CBP 9/30/2013
Wendell Joseph (Poppy) Carroll
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 26th, 2013
With sad hearts, we announce the passing of our dearly beloved Wendell Joseph Carroll (Poppy) on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Wendell was at home, surrounded by his loving family and with the compassionate support of the Palliative Care Service (CBRH).
Born in Sydney, N.S., in 1934, Wendell was the son of the late Russell and Jessie (Campbell).
In 1955, Wendell married the love of his life; and he and his wife Beverley raised four children in their loving home
in Cape Breton.
Wendell was an entrepreneur who eventually worked for the Nova Scotia Gaming Commission, from which he retired in 1996. Wendell danced his way through his retirement with his dancing partner Bev and the many friends and acquaintances who learned to waltz and rumba with them.
He is remembered by family and friends as an energetic and hard-working man of principle with a sharp sense of humour, a penchant for fun, and a real zest for life. He was a man who loved deeply and who was deeply loved.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Beverley (Pledge); his daughter, Coreen, Sydney; his sons, Kim (Jane) and Randy (Andelynn), Sydney; and his youngest daughter, Wendy (Jane), P.E.I. He is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Janine Carroll, Sydney, Sean Carroll (Lindsey), B.C., Amanda Carroll (Steve), Sydney, Katie Carroll (Cory), Sydney, Brianna Carroll (Kirt), Sydney, Clinton Barter (Amy), Sydney. He is deeply missed by his great-grandchildren, Tyrel and Teaonna Carroll, Ashlynn
Rose-Anne, Tristan Schrader, Julianne and Payten Barter. And he is fondly remembered by his sister, Sister Helen Carroll and brother, Russell Albert Carroll, Sydney.
Wendell was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Dolores McLean, his brother-in-law, Gordon McLean and his son-in-law, John Delaney Coleman.
Visitation will be held at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church on Whitney Avenue, with Fr. James Oliver officiating.
Donations in Wendell's memory can be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Services through Cape Breton Regional Health.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/26/2013 Sydney
Carter Violet Jean Carter CBP 12/27/2013
Born In: Harbour Grace, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: December 24th, 2013
It is with sadden hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Carter, 92, loving wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at
the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., Jean was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Mercer) Edwards.
She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, where she taught
Sunday school and confirmation classes, a member of the Altar and Knitting Guild and married couples. She
was also a member of the Munroe Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Chesley; her children, James (Paula) Carter, Wolfville,
Lillian Holland, North Sydney, Rosalind (Roland) Guy, North Sydney, and Chesley Jr. (Dale) Carter,
Dartmouth; her 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving
is her sister Isabel Devin, N.L., and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Albert, sisters Lillian and Barbara, son-in-law Barry Holland and greatgranddaughter
Kimber.
Visitation for Jean will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant
St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church with Rev. Debbie Strickland officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.)

12/24/2013 Harbour Grace, NL
Cartwrght George Cartwrght CBP 9/12/2013
George Cartwrght
Born In: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 28th, 1935
Passed in: London, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 7th, 2013
Passed away at peace in his home in London, Ont., on Sept. 7, 2013, at the age of 77. His family was at his side.
He leaves behind loving partner, Leeann; special friend, Meredith and is survived by many siblings, sons, daughters, stepchildren, foster children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loved ones, friends and his loyal canine friends Jack and “Little Lil.”
Siblings, Muriel (David), Kenneth (Mary), Ethel (Charles), Gerrald (Anne), Nancy (John D.), Audrey (Gordon), Mildred (Glen), Edward (Marj), Ruthie (Ralph); children, Bill, Duilah (Randy), Yvonne (Neil), Brent (Judy), Shane (Monica), Terry (Christie), George (Leeanne); stepchildren, Jon, Chris, Kate; foster children, Eric, Lisa, Lori; grandchildren, Shondell (Cyril), Cameron (Tess), Rebecca, Blaire, Meagan, Lauren, Andrew, Grant, Matthew, Michelle, Ryan, Matt, Samuel and Baby Cartwright; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Blake, Preston, Titian, Tanner.
George was born in Cape Breton on Oct. 28, 1935, before going on to lead a life of many professions. Curious, ambivalent, tender and kind, George was a charitable man who touched many.
He was a mentor and a teacher, and he continues to inspire all his loved ones with the knowledge and skill set he earned over his long and fruitful life.
The Cartwrights and the Clarkes wish to thank the many kind health-care professionals who helped him along his journey. There will be a celebration of George’s life at his home in London, 168 Ardsley Cres., on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 3 p.m.
His one wish was to have a joyous celebration. All are welcomed.

9/7/2013 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cass John 'Johnny' Martin Cass CBP 2/26/2013
John 'Johnny' Martin Cass
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: February 24th, 2013
With great sadness we the family, announce the passing of our father and brother John M. ‘Johnny’ Cass, 71, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late John A. and Hilda (Murphy) Cass.
Johnny was well known throughout the town and in his earlier years worked as a telegraph delivery boy and usher at the Odeon Theatre and later as a stevedore with CN Marine. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
Johnny is survived by his children, Margaret, Monica, Susan, Lloyd and Larry and also by his two sisters, Betty, Point Edward, and Rita, North Sydney, and brother, Jimmy, Peterborough, Ont., and his six grandchildren.
No visitation by request, cremation will take place. A private funeral service for Johnny, will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/24/2013 North Sydney
Cassidy Paulette Cassidy CBP 8/21/2013
Paulette Cassidy
Born: September 13th, 1945
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: August 19th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved sister, Polly Cassidy of Florence on Aug. 19, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born Sept. 13, 1945, she was a daughter of the late George and Kaye Mansfield of Florence.
Polly worked for many years at the Northside General Hospital as a switchboard operator in the admittance department. She was highly regarded by her co-workers and friends as a humble, kindly soul with a playful wit, integrity, shining spirit and no nonsense attitude when it came to her work.
Polly passed on this work ethic to many she had trained over the years, who still remain faithful friends to this day; to know her was to love her. She so enjoyed talking to her phone friends while taping her favourite shows to watch after midnight.
Polly leaves behind to mourn sisters, her true friend and twin, Pammie (Herb) Pye, Florence, Lynn (Brian) Dunn, Kamloops, B.C., Kaye (Ken) Lewis, Coxheath, and Holly Ann, Breton Ability Centre; brothers, Leckie (Del), Fall River, Brady, Kamloops, B.C., and Danny, Newfoundland. As well as mother-in-law, Mary Cassidy; sister-in-law, Cathy Fudge; brother-in-law, Bobby Cassidy; loving aunt and uncle, Shirley and Bernie Tobin, aunt, Gwen Tobin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Charlie, sister, Jackie, brother, Nickie and grandparents, Nick and Annie Tobin of Florence.
On behalf of the family we would like to thank her “angel” friend, Nancy Devoe, Lisa Confiant and Kevin Tobin for the years of unconditional love you have shown our sister. Thank you to sister-in-law, Sylvia Mansfield, for accompanying Polly to her many appointments. Many thanks to the nursing staff of the Cape Breton cancer unit, for your compassionate care. Special thanks to the nursing staff of the Northside General Hospital, 4th Floor, for your exceptional care and the compassion shown to Polly’s family. You will never be forgotten. Thanks to Dr. John Ritter, Kathy MacMullin and Diane McInnis of Palliative Care for your unending devotion. Dr. Micheal and Louise McKeough, how can this family ever thank you both. We are so grateful that Polly had your professional care and friendship over the years. Thank you Dr. Doug Kohlsmith for providing Polly with your gentle and kind compassion.
In keeping with Polly's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney
Mines.
Donations in Polly's memory may be made to her favourite charity, the Cape Breton Patient Care Fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Cassidy family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.
Psalms 86:7 – In the day of my trouble I will call upon Thee, for Thou
will answer me.

8/19/2013 09/13/1945
Cathcart Earl 'Crow' Cathcart CBP 4/11/2013
Earl 'Crow' Cathcart
Born In: Port Morien
Born: December 19th, 1935
Passed on: April 10th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Earl ‘Crow’ Cathcart, announce his passing on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Port Morien, he was the son of the late Dave and Bessie Cathcart.
He was employed with the International Labourers Union and also Hopkins Fish Plant.
Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, June (Butts); daughters, Carol (Kenny), Barbara Anne (Darcy); sons, Earl (Linda), Blaine (Lynette), Derrick (Brenda); sisters, Annie (Bink) Butts, Ruth Aker; brother, Douglas (Brenda); grandchildren, Nicole, Danny, Kurt, Blaine, Tyler, Jared, Dana, step-grandchildren, Taylor, Dustin, Brett, Erica, Parker. Also survived by three great-grandchildren.
Earl's favourite pastime over the last number of years was heading down to Pensioners Point overlooking the Morien Bay to have a chat with the boys and watch the activity on the wharf. Lobster season was his most favourite time of the year.
Predeceased by parents, brothers, David, Barney, sisters, Margaret, June, Helen, sister in infancy, Rita.
At Earl’s request, cremation has taken place.
Donations may be made to Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Online condolences may be sent to family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

4/10/2013 Port Morien
Cathcart Marie 'Bunnie' Cathcart CBP 2/1/2013
Marie 'Bunnie' Cathcart
Born In: Lingan
Born: July 4th, 1918
Passed on: January 31st, 2013
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our aunt, Bun, on Jan. 31, 2013 at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Lingan, N.S. on July 4, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Bernadette (MacNeil) and Michael Cathcart.
Bun was a devout Catholic and a member of Saint Anthony Daniel parish, Sydney. She spent her working career with the Bank of Nova Scotia retiring in 1982 after 45 years of service. Bun was a very sociable lady and in her younger years enjoyed dancing, bowling, skating and golfing, which she played into her eighties. She was a lifetime member at Lingan Golf and Country Club. While at the Cove, she attended all their activities.
Bun is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Bun was predeceased by brothers James, Charles, Bill, Leonard and Michael Emmett; sisters, Sr. Mary Helen, CSM, Nora Larade, Claire Munsen and Hilda Cathcart.
Visitation will be held today (Friday), Feb. 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A Christian mass to celebrate Bun's life will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/31/2013 Lingan
Chaisson David William Chaisson CBP 5/8/2013
David William Chaisson
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: May 2nd, 2013
David Chaisson passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2013.
Born in Sydney, April, 1945, he was the son of the late William and Myrtle (Riley) Chaisson.
David was a talented artist. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1970, specializing in graphic design.
He is survived by his daughter, Nicole (Steven Brown), Calgary, Alta.; and her mother, Marguerite Chaisson, Qualicum Beach, B.C.; sister, Dorothy (Allan Harries), Bible Hill; and brother, Gordon (Jeanie), Westmount. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as many good friends and neighbours.
David was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 9 with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

5/2/2013 Sydney
Chant Beverly 'Marlene' Chant CBP 9/26/2013
Beverly 'Marlene' Chant
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Edmonton, Canada
It is with great sadness that, we the family, announce the passing of Marlene after a lengthy illness at the Edmonton General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Calder Chant and the late Carole Chant (Phillips).
Marlene was employed as a cook and waitress at various locations. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Glace Bay.
Marlene was an avid Edmonton Oilers fan, a lover of music and loved to spend time with friends and was loved by all.
Marlene is survived by companion, Ian Gilmore; sister Pam, Glace Bay; brother, Gary (Lori), Glace Bay; nieces, Jennifer, Jillian, Nicole, Kim, Laura Lee; nephews, John James, Justin and Brian; great nieces, Danica and Blakely.
Predeceased by her brother, Brian.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Marlene Chant will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gary Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Marlene’s memory can be made to United Baptist Church.
Online condolences can be made to www.pattenfuneral.com.

8/20/2013 Glace Bay
Chant Catherine 'Katie' Chant CBP 12/3/2013
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 1st, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Chant (MacNeil) on Sunday, Dec. 1,
2013, at the Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace Bay, N.S.
Catherine was the daughter of the late John Roderick MacNeil and Annie Murphy.
She was born in Reserve Mines on April 19, 1922, but lived most of her life in Glace Bay. She was fondly
known to all as 'Katie'.
Katie had a great love for children and that was represented through her work as a foster mom to over 60
children throughout the years. She was a hard worker, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who
always put her family first. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Katie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, her three children, Ann (Politte), Wayne and John Leo; her
granddaughter, Dana and her grandson Daniel, seven sisters, five brothers and several nieces and
nephews.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Esther (Nessie) White; her foster son, John Carter (Gloria), 12
grandchildren, several great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace
Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Mass to be held at St. Anne’s Church in Glace Bay on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. with a reception
to follow in the church foyer. Interment to take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery following the reception. Fr.
Leo Boone officiating.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/1/2013 Reserve Mines
Chaturvedi Prabhat Kumar Chaturvedi CBP 1/30/2013
Prabhat Kumar Chaturvedi
Born In: India
Born: July 5th, 1937
Passed on: January 28th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doctor Prabhat Kumar (PK) Chaturvedi at Glace Bay Hospital on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
Dr. Chaturvedi was born in Aligarh, India on July 5, 1937. He completed his degree in medicine at the University of Lucknow, and continued his studies in England where he obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1967. He went on to receive Fellowships in Scotland, the United States and Canada. Dr. Chaturvedi was also invited, because of his significant body of research to become a member of The Royal Society of Medicine, United Kingdom. He first came to Canada in 1966 and returned in 1975 to Glace Bay to practise thoracic and general surgery, where he was recognized for his dedication to the medical profession.
Dr. Chaturvedi also loved those evenings spent cooking Indian food, often with vegetables and herbs from his garden, and discussing current affairs with family and friends. And indeed, many people in Glace Bay knew him as a true and generous friend.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Snehlata ‘Bitto’ Chaturvedi; daughter, Neha; and son, Nitin, both at home; two sisters, Shakuntla Chaturvedi and Ashok Sharma and many nieces and nephews around the world.
Dr. Chaturvedi was predeceased by his brother, KK Chaturvedi and his sister, Brijbala Chaturvedi.
Cremation will take place today (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Cape Breton Crematorium, East Broadway Street, Whitney Pier. There will be a memorial service Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception, both in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Donations in Dr. Chaturvedie’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
As an expression of sympathy for Dr. Chaturvedie on line condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. — Mahatma Gandhi.

1/28/2013 Aligarh, India
Chernin Etta (Gaum) Chernin CBP 12/23/2013
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 21st, 2013
Etta Chernin passed away peacefully in her home with all of her family by her side on Saturday, Dec. 21,
2013.
She was the beloved wife of Mendel Chernin who died in 1987 and whose memory she cherished all the
years she lived on without him.
She was the adored mother of Martin (Gail Rudderham), Judy (Arnold Budovitch) and Daniel, and a
wonderful grandmother to Eric, Paul (Marie-Christine Eldridge) and great-grandmother to David Mendel.
Born in Sydney, N.S., to Pearl and Louis Gaum, Etta was the seventh of their eight children.
She was predeceased by all of her siblings and their spouses, Dr. Abe (Rita), Bella, Elizabeth (Harry
Brenner), Hon. Percy (Hannah), Bunny (Dr. Harold Davidson), Dr. David and Dr. Cyril (Esther). They will all
be remembered for their devotion to one another and for the love and laughter that was so much a part of
their lives together.
Etta was the last surviving aunt to Dr. Winston (Gail) Gaum, Tom (Rhona) Gaum and Gwen Gaum and to
Howard (Heather) Davidson, Carol Ann Davidson and Gail (Irwin) Prince.
While her memory failed her in her last years, she never forgot her children, her grandchildren, her nieces
and nephews and her dearest friends and cousins. She delighted in visits from her extended family and was
particularly touched by her annual New Year’s flowers from her Chernin nieces and nephews.
A graduate of the Sydney Academy, Etta was a recipient of the Birks Medal awarded for leadership in
student affairs while maintaining high academic standards. In later life she directed her talents to her
community playing key roles in organizations devoted to the needs of children both at home and in Israel.
Her greatest joy was her love of music and she was able to participate in the Temple Sons of Israel choir
until her 93rd year.
In the eyes of those who loved her she was unique, elegant, warm, funny, and wise, and above all else she
was kind. She loved being with people and so many loved being with her.
Her children extend appreciation to the caregivers who helped her live her last years in her own home.
Daniel and Judy will be forever grateful to their brother Martin for the wonderful weekend drives he shared
with her until her very last days. They were a familiar pair on the Cape Breton roads of which she never
tired.
Etta spent the summer of 2013 in Ingonish at the cottage she and her husband built for their family and
there she welcomed her great-grandson for his first visit. Wonderful memories we will all cherish.
Funeral service will take place on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment
in The Hebrew Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or emailed to
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

12/21/2013 Sydney
Chiasson Alphonse Chiasson CBP 4/12/2013
Alphonse Chiasson
Born In: Grand Etang
Passed on: April 10th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alphonse Chiasson on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home.
Born in Grand Etang, he was the son of the late Daniel and Suzan (Aucoin) Chiasson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Alphonse worked at Olands Brewery in Halifax and later, for many years, as a labourer at the Sydney Steel Plant, until his retirement in 1972. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas in Europe. He was a quiet man, loved spending time at home, taking his daily walks and was well read and could always be found at the library.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marie A. Deveaux and his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Roger and siblings, Maryann, Sr. Catherine, Helen, Albine, Joseph, Moses, Tommy and Andrew.
Visitation for Mr. Chiasson will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2-4:30 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

4/10/2013 Grand Etang
Chiasson Jeanette Chiasson CBP 6/17/2013
Jeanette Chiasson
Born In: Cheticamp
Passed in: Reserve Mines
Passed on: June 15th, 2013
It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jeanette Chiasson formerly of Reserve Mines and a resident of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.
Jeanette passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Cheticamp, N.S., Jeanette was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Chiasson) LeBrun.
Jeanette was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. She and her husband, Victor were foster parents for numerous children over the years. She enjoyed playing cards and loved to dance. Jeanette loved to spend time with family and friends. Her grandchildren meant the world to her.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, Mike (Charlaine), Reserve Mines, Dan (Maureen), Ontario, Joseph Babineau, Sydney; daughter, Helen (Vince) LeBlanc, Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, Darren (Denise), Shauna (Lloyd), Laura (Mitch), Danny (Laura), Glen (Sonya), Ian (Jennie), Shane (Ledawn), Tanya, Tara, John Paul, Shaun; great-grandchildren, Julia, Jansen, Courtney, Aiden, Taylor, Carson, Payton, Nicole, Brandon, Ethan, Kianna, Liam, Brandon.
Jeanette was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Victor, daughter, Yvonne Caume, sisters, Josephine, Effie, Christie Ann, Eveline, Adelle, brothers, Willie, Ernest, Jimmie, Simon and daughter-in-law, Shirley Chiasson.
Visitation for Jeanette will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 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 Jeanette’s memory may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Online condolences to the Chiasson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

Born In: Cheticamp
Passed in: Reserve Mines
Passed on: June 15th, 2013
It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jeanette Chiasson formerly of Reserve Mines and a resident of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.
Jeanette passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Cheticamp, N.S., Jeanette was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Chiasson) LeBrun.
Jeanette was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. She and her husband, Victor were foster parents for numerous children over the years. She enjoyed playing cards and loved to dance. Jeanette loved to spend time with family and friends. Her grandchildren meant the world to her.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, Mike (Charlaine), Reserve Mines, Dan (Maureen), Ontario, Joseph Babineau, Sydney; daughter, Helen (Vince) LeBlanc, Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, Darren (Denise), Shauna (Lloyd), Laura (Mitch), Danny (Laura), Glen (Sonya), Ian (Jennie), Shane (Ledawn), Tanya, Tara, John Paul, Shaun; great-grandchildren, Julia, Jansen, Courtney, Aiden, Taylor, Carson, Payton, Nicole, Brandon, Ethan, Kianna, Liam, Brandon.
Jeanette was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Victor, daughter, Yvonne Caume, sisters, Josephine, Effie, Christie Ann, Eveline, Adelle, brothers, Willie, Ernest, Jimmie, Simon and daughter-in-law, Shirley Chiasson.
Visitation for Jeanette will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 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 Jeanette’s memory may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Online condolences to the Chiasson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

6/15/2013 Cheticamp
Chiasson Sr. Rose-Hélène Chiasson, f.j. CBP 7/13/2013
Sr. Rose-Hélène Chiasson, f.j.
Born In: Margaree
Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: July 10th, 2013
Sister Rose-Hélène Chiasson, in religion, Sister Marie Ste-Eugénie, Filles de Jésus, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre at the age of 76 and in her 55th year of her religious profession.
Born in Margaree, N.S., she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (LeBlanc) Chiasson.
Besides her religious family, she is survived by two brothers, Bernard (Elizabeth) of St-Joseph-du-Moine, N.S. and Marcel of Toronto, Ont.; two sisters, Dorothy (Gerard) and Valerie, both of Chéticamp, N.S.; two stepsisters, Isabelle (Bob) of Dartmouth, N.S. and Josephine (Robert) of Sydney, N.S. She also leaves to mourn many nephews and nieces to whom she was very close.
She was predeceased by a brother, Henry (Patricia); two sisters, Marie Louise (Arthur), Bertha (Wilfred); and a stepsister, Irene (Bob).
Sister spent the greater part of her life teaching in Nova Scotia at L’Ardoise, Saulnierville, Louisdale, D’Escousse, Petit de Grat and Arichat.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude towards the staff palliative care unit of the Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont UHC as well as Dr. Trites and the staff of Unit 3B of Victoria General Hospital in Halifax for their wonderful care provided to Sr. Rose-Hélène.
Her remains will be resting Monday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 Church St. in Moncton (858-1900) then also resting on Tuesday from 9 a.m. at the Maison-mère-des-Religieuses Notre-Dame-du-Sacré Coeur, 125 King St. in Moncton (Godfrey Lane entrance) from where the funeral mass will be celebrated in their chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be held in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Frenette Funeral Centre, Moncton (858-1900) www.frenettefuneralhome.com.

7/10/2013 Margaree
Chislett Frederick Chislett CBP 12/14/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: Ontario
Passed on: December 13th, 2013
We, the family, sadly announce the passing of Fred on Dec. 13, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
He was the son of the late Frederick Chislett and Adeliene Chislett-Gracie.
He was predeceased by brother, Lloyd; stepfather, Stan Gracie; stepbrother and sister, Steven and Marie.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Brian and daughter, Patricia and their families; brothers, Clarence
(Agnes), New Brunswick, Gary (Marcella), Sydney Mines, Dave (Patricia), William (Chris); sisters, Marilyn
(Steve) and Cathy (Steve); all in Ontario. Also stepsisters, Marilyn Thomas, Westmount, Jen and
stepbrothers, Stanly, Jackie and Howard, all in Ontario.
A private family funeral will be held in Ontario.˙˙˙˙

12/13/2013 North Sydney
Christiansen Christian 'Chris' Christiansen CBP 9/24/2013
Christian 'Chris' Christiansen
Born In: Germany
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 21st, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father grandfather, brother and friend, Chris Anthony Christiansen. Chris Anthony passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Germany, he was the son of the late Edward and Ella (Lundius) Christiansen and was a former member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines.
He was a carpenter by trade, a trade he truly enjoyed for the past 35 years and was a member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Union, Local 1588 in Sydney. He also enjoyed getting to know the people he did work for over the years; many of whom he considered as good friends. He was a jack-of-all-trades being able to turn his hand to any task when a problem arose. As a young man Chris Anthony worked for years on his family owned dairy farm in Gardiner Mines.
He was a very outgoing man and loved all the conversations he had with his wealth of friends. Chris Anthony loved spending time with his family, especially watching his special granddaughter Miranda barrel racing and watching his other grandchildren playing basketball.
Chris Anthony will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Frances (McNeil); son, Edward (Sherry) Gardiner Mines; daughters Kimberly (Daniel), Alberta, Wendy (Wesley), Gardiner Mines; his five grandchildren, Miranda ”His Baby Girl”, Chelsea “His Little Girl”, Dawson “His Best Buddy” and Anthony and Austin ”His Little Men”; sister, Erika, Gardiner Mines; brothers Jens, Alberta, Peter (Kim), Eddie (Debbie), both of Gardiner Mines; brother-in-law, Morley Miller, Winnipeg; special nephew Peter Shannon, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and his K9 companion Myah. He will also be sadly missed by all his great friends at A & P Transmission.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Monica Miller.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 from 7–9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. A funeral mass officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee will be celebrated Thursday, 11 a.m. in St. Eugene’s Church Dominion. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Donations in Chris Anthony’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund or The Palliative Care Society.
Online condolences to the Christiansen family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

9/21/2013 Germany
Christmas Ruth Elizabeth Christmas CBP 9/9/2013
Ruth Elizabeth Christmas
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Membertou
Passed on: September 7th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Elizabeth (Paul) Christmas on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Isabelle Paul.
Ruth served her community in many capacities, for over 35 years she was a dedicated alcohol and drug counsellor. She was a former band councillor, Membertou Education Committee member, president of Membertou Ladies Club, vice-president of Native Women’s Association, Inter Agency committee member, member and board of director; Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia, breast cancer survivor and Membertou Breast Cancer Committee member, Membertou Seniors Club and Membertou’s Club 55 member.
Ruth enjoyed annual pilgrimage trips to St. Anne De Beaupre, Que. In addition, her most memorable pilgrimage was her two visits to Medjugorje, Croatia. The Membertou Citizen of the Year Award was established in the memory of her son Bradley.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Johanna (Keith) LaPorte, Bernadette Christmas (Mary), Diana Christmas (Kate), Paula (Mark) Sevestre, Ruth Christmas (Farid); sons, Kevin (Wendy), Gary (Angela), Keptin Dean (Colleen); sister, Dolores (Steve) Buckland, Oakville, Ont.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; godchildren, Barry Moore Jr., Anita Mae Paul, Lucy Joe ‘Lulu’ Christmas, Anna Marshall and Dennis Nevins; good friends, Pauline Bernard, Viola Christmas, Isabel Paul and Katie McEwan; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband, Bernard, son, Bradley Thomas Christmas, sisters, Isabelle Fillmore, Dorothy Maracle and Cecilia Marshall, brothers, Percy Paul, Ronald ‘Ron’ Paul , Lawrence Paul, Vincent Paul and Daniel Paul.
Special thanks to Jackie and the palliative care unit, Bernice at the CBR Wound Clinic, and Membertou Home Care staff, including Jenny, Madeline, Denise, April, Ashley, Felicia and Heather.
Visitation will be begin after 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 at 168 Membertou St., Membertou. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney . Fr. Bill Burke will officiate. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Salite and dinner to follow at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

9/7/2013 Sydney
CLARK Norma Jean Clark CBP 5/10/2013
Norma Jean Clark
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: May 8th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our sister, aunt and friend, Norma Jean Clark, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Norman H. and Willa (Thebault) Clark.
Norma was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Norma is survived by her sister, Judy (Clark) Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Donnie.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Nick Phillips, officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/8/2013
Clarke Betty Clarke CBP 5/4/2013
Betty Clarke
Born In: Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: March 13th, 1933
Passed on: May 3rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing at home of our mother, Betty Clarke, on Friday May 3, 2013.
Born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, on March 13, 1933, Mom was the daughter of the late John Levi and Nettie (DePriest) Butts.
A member of Seaview Golf and Country Club, Mom was an accomplished golfer who participated in many tournaments including the Canadian championships in New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Mom was a 21-time Seaview Ladies’ champion and the Seaview Ladies’ club championship was named for her in 2002. Mom was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and into the Northside Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. More than the trophies she won, however, Mom valued the friendships she made during her years as a golfer – especially her friendships with the late Alaire Kerr and Kay Greaves.
Mom was a great cook, and treats were always available at any time. Mom loved spending time with family and she took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Mom was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and she was particularly happy that the Leafs made the playoffs this year.
In recent years, Mom enjoyed time spent at the Senior Program at Harbourview Hospital; treasuring the many new friends she made and the exceptional care she received from all staff members at the hospital.
Mom will always be loved by her children – Jerry (Peggy), Dartmouth; Stephen (Angela), North Sydney; Kelly (Jody), North Sydney. Grandmother will be sorely missed by her grandchildren - Jerry (Erin) and Nick (Laurie); Meaghan, Alanna, and Stephen (Shalane); and Grahame and Renee, and by her great-grandchildren - Dylan, Mason, Roman, Emma, Aleksa, and Karalee. Mom is also survived by her sisters Eleanor, Oklahoma; Laura, Linda, and Sharon, Lunenburg; by her brother Manning, Lunenburg; and by her special niece, Mae, Truro.
Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by our dad, Jerry Clarke in 2010; her sisters Maxine, Juanita, Bridget, and Kate; her brothers John, Bob, Cecil, and Raymond; and her stepmother, Mabel.
Visitation for Betty will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Emera Center Northside or the Seniors Program at Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/3/2013 Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada
Clarke Martha Jane Clarke CBP 5/11/2013
Martha Jane Clarke
Born In: Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: May 10th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear aunt, Martha Jane Clarke, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Grant) Hause.
Martha was a very kind and generous person who loved children. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her nieces, Alice (Phillip) Long, North Sydney, Hazel (Roger) Poirier, Montreal; her sister-in-law, Lila Beazley, Burin, N.L.; her grandnieces, Allison Osborne, Calgary, Janice Day, North Sydney, Linda (Pierre) Courchesne, Montreal; her grandnephews, Craig (Kim) Osborne, Washington, Danny and Benoit, both of Montreal; and by several nieces and nephews in Newfoundland.
Martha was predeceased by her loving husband, Reuben, sisters, Jane, Sarah, Lydia and brothers, William, Hubert, John.
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church in Martha’s memory.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/10/2013 Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Clements Arthur 'Wayne' Clements CBP 5/25/2013
Arthur 'Wayne' Clements
Born In: Port Morien
Passed in: Donkin
Passed on: May 23rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear, husband, dad, grandfather and brother on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence in Donkin.
Born in 1943 in Port Morien, Wayne was the son of the late Fred and Iris (Nearing) Clements. He was employed in the construction business throughout his life and was an iron worker by trade. Wayne loved fishing, hunting and gardening. He enjoyed walking and could often be seen on the sandbar in Port Morien or Schooner Pond. Wayne was a strong and gentle man who loved his family dearly.
Wayne is survived by his wife and soul mate, Judy (Murrant); daughter, Cindy (Vernon) MacKillop, Coxheath; sons, Glenn (Leona), Lawrencetown, N.S., Craig (Sheri), Donkin Highway; cherished grandchildren, Cameron, Lawrencetown, Emma, Coxheath, Logan and Joey in Donkin.
Wayne is also survived by brothers, Buddie (Murdie), Eldon (Barbara), Walter (Joan); sisters, Frances Loiseau, Betty Grant, Yvonne (Louie), Elaine (Gaffy), Karen (Lloyd), Julie (Albert), Linda (Gord), Kay (Mike) and brothers-in-law, Roy (Roberta) and Darryl (Marybelle).
Wayne was predeceased by his sister, Joan; a brother, Freddie and his father and mother-in-law, Wesley and Ruth Murrant.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Conrad Edwards is Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Port Morien. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
All are invited to join the family for a reception at the Port Morien Community Legion.
Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy for Wayne, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

5/23/2013 Port Morien
Clements Catherine 'Kay' Clements CBP 11/2/2013
Catherine 'Kay' Clements
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 31st, 2013
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Catherine Christina 'Kay' Clements. Mom passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Mary Lee (Thompson) Budge, was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Morien and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Kay was a true homemaker, a job she cherished; she enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and spending time with her loving family. Kay will be remembered as a very kind hearted and thoughtful woman, always putting the needs of others before her own needs. She would not even sit at functions until everyone else was seated. Mom was affectionately known by family and the community as “Nanny Kay”.
She will be sadly missed by her loving sons, Lloyd (Carol), Port Morien and Gerry (Sandra), Ont. She will also be sadly missed by grandchildren, Lisa (Bruce) Nicholson, James (Rowena), Bill (Sarah), Jenelle (Tim) Livingstone, great-grandchildren, Averie Ann, Shelby, Grayson, Tenley, Matthew, Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews and friends
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Percy 'Hank' Clements; sisters, Jessie, Audrey and Willena.
In keeping with Kay’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, Nov. 4, 2013 in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Black Brook. Following the interment there will be a reception held in the church basement.
As an expression of sympathy for Kay, memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien or The Palliative Care Society.
On line condolences to the Clements family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/31/2013 Glace Bay
Clifford Genevieve 'Gen' Clifford CBP 7/26/2013
Genevieve 'Gen' Clifford
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 24th, 2013
Genevieve Beatrice Clifford, 96, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, formerly of 18 MacDonald Lane, Mira Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the residence.
Born in Bras d'Or, N.S., she was the daughter of the late George and Annie Norris.
She was a lifelong member of both Immaculate Heart parish and the parish C.W.L. Gen was a well-loved crossing guard at the Mira Road Elementary School for many years. She will always be remembered for her warm hospitality to visitors who were always treated to her baked goods and never left without a homemade dishcloth or two.
She is survived by her sons, Buddy (Barb), Sydney, Allan (Jane), Halifax; daughters, Joan Colbert, Ontario, Irene Gouthro, North Sydney, Raylene (Rod) Belyea, Sydney; by 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1973; by her sons-in-law, Bob Colbert, Brian Gouthro and Danny Mader; a grandson, Scott Gouthro and sister, Kathleen in childhood.
There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Clifford. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment at a later date.
Donations to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

7/24/2013 Bras d'Or
Coady Annie 'Jane' (Binns) Coady CBP 10/5/2013
Annie 'Jane' (Binns) Coady
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: October 3rd, 2013
In the evening hours of Oct. 3, 2013, our dear mother, Annie Jane, a month after her 103 birthday, passed away quietly and gently at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in Scotchtown to parents, Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (MacNeil) MacGillivray in 1910. Mom lived her life in Sydney as a housewife and mother. She was a lifetime member of St. Theresa’s parish. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Mae (Bo) Beaton, Westmount; sons, Frank (Carolotta) Binns, Dartmouth and Eugene ‘Binner’ (Gina) Binns, Sydney; daughter-in-law, Norma Binns, Saint John, N.B.; also by 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ed Binns in 1942 and her second husband, Peter A. Coady in 1994; oldest son Eddie ‘Buddy’; youngest daughter Marylou (Binns) MacPhee; grandchildren, Connie Jane Binns, Beverly McLeod, Allie Beaton, Paul Beaton; great-grandchildren, Peter McLeod and Dean Binns; brothers, Roddie and Neil MacGillvray, Joseph Agnew; sisters, Lucille MacCarthy, Matilda Lewis and Elsie Kaarto.
The family is very grateful to the caring staff at Harbourstone, Steel Workers Lane, who made mom’s home for five years, and her passing, comfortable and with dignity. God bless.
Respecting mom’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at St. Theresa’s Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Reception following interment will be held at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel.

10/3/2013 Scotchtown
Cochrane Bernard Robert 'Bernie' Cochrane CBP 10/7/2013
Bernard Robert 'Bernie' Cochrane
Born In: Sydney
Born: October 31st, 1976
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: October 4th, 2013
Bernie Cochrane, 36, of Pleasant Street, Glace Bay, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on Oct. 31, 1976, in Sydney, he was the son of Vivian (nee Bennett) (Cochrane) McDonald and the late Roland Cochrane.
Bernie always had a smile on his face and a tremendous laugh that could be heard throughout his house.
Besides his mother, Bernie is survived by his stepfather, Tom McDonald; three sisters, Margaret, at home, Jennifer Fox (Vaughn), New Brunswick, Patricia Hurley (John), Glace Bay; three brothers, Bernard Cochrane, Glace Bay, Robert ‘Rob’ Cochrane, Fort McMurray, Alta., Blair (Keri) Cochrane, Ottawa; and two foster twin brothers, John and Fred Campbell, at home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone is Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Bernie, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Brass Tax (Cape), Glace Bay, Glace Bay Food Bank, L’Arche or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

10/4/2013 Sydney
Collier Pauline (Higgs) Collier CBP 10/22/2013
Pauline Collier
Born In: Lovejoy, Montana, United States
Born: August 4th, 1917
Passed in: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2013
Pauline (Higgs) Collier, 96, formerly of Sydney N.S., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Ont.
Born in Lovejoy, Montana, to farming parents, Pauline felt a deep love towards animals and would readily defend the notion that pigs were filthy creatures.
Her family would leave the West for the East. Sydney, N.S. would become Pauline’s new home. And there she would find her true love, James T. Collier (Jim). The two married and would remain together until Jim’s death in 1987.
The couple were blessed with two children, Carole Ann (Cook) and Alan Blair. Both Carole and Alan would predecease Pauline.
These losses deeply affected Pauline but she was able to find comfort in her grandchildren, Jennifer Cook, Jonathan Cook and his wife Denielle Cuoco, as well as her great-grandchildren, Lauren and Owen Kamphuys, Elizabeth and James Cook. Being surrounded by such youth rejuvenated Nana and brought much joy to her life. We will miss her dearly.
A private memorial will be held at a later date with interment to follow at the John Pringle Cemetery, Blackett’s Lake, Sydney, N.S.

10/19/2013 Lovejoy, Montana, United States
Collier Pauline Collier (Higgs) CBP 10/26/2013
Pauline Collier (Higgs)
Born In: Montana
Passed in: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2013
Pauline was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Armour Higgs.
Besides her grandchildren, she is also survived by sisters Olive Tetford, Corinne Urquhart, Gloria (Melrose) Wilson; brother-in-law James Murchison, all of Sydney; and sister-in-law Barbara Foster, Ontario; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Jim, daughter Carole and son Alan, Pauline was predeceased by her sister Frances Reeves; sister-in-law Anna Murchison; brothers-in-law Charles Tetford, John Reeves, Kenneth Urquhart, all of Sydney, and Ron Foster and Bill Mutch, Ontario.
A loving wife and mother and bookkeeper for Cape Breton County Library, Pauline was a very capable homemaker who, with Jim, was a gracious host to many special occasions celebrated at their Coxheath home.

10/19/2013
Collier Thelma May Collier CBP 3/18/2013
Thelma May Collier
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: March 17th, 2013
It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, Thelma May Collier, 84, a resident of 9 Queen St., North Sydney and formerly of Cornwall Street, on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, Thelma was the daughter of the late Berkley Rose and Olive Beatrice (Billard) Riggs.
She was a lifelong member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, the church choir, a UCW member and at one time an Explorer Leader.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her son, Ken (Thea) Collier, North Sydney; her daughters, Sandra (Roger) Gallant, Porters Lake, and Judy (David) Horne, Dartmouth; her four grandchildren, Chris (Danielle), Jeffrey, Chantel and Theresa; three great-grandchildren, Chantal, Brendan and Bentley and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donnie Collier, her six brothers, Reginald Riggs, Rev. Carmen Riggs and Rev. Carl Riggs, Kenneth Riggs, Clyde Riggs, Berkley Riggs, and sister, Millie Keeping.
Visitation for Thelma will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church Fund or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

3/17/2013 North Sydney
Collis Wilfred Collis CBP 7/17/2013
Wilfred Collis
Born In: Fortune Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Born: December 20th, 1930
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: July 16th, 2013
With heartfelt sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Wilfred Collis, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence.
Wilfred was born on Dec. 10, 1930, on Brunett Island, Fortune Bay, N.L, the son of the late Richard and Suzannah (Mullins) (Baker) Collis.
Wilfred was employed by the Newfoundland Railway and later CN Marine Ferry Service, where he worked his way up to Chief Steward. He finally came ashore as cost controller with CN Marine until his retirement. Wilfred was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
He was past master of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19, North Sydney where he received his 50-year Jewel in 2012. He was also a member of the Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Sydney and the Keith Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, receiving 15-18 degrees. He was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, NS Consistory, receiving 19-32 degrees. Wilfred was inducted into the Shriners Phelae Temple, Halifax, in 1977 and was a member of the Cape Breton Shrine Club. He was a past patron of the Munroe Chapter #26 O.E.S. North Sydney.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Amelia (Baker) Collis; his two sons, Richard (Heather), Big Bras d’Or, Barry (Brenda), Dartmouth; and daughter, Annette (Charlie), Sydney Mines; his grandchildren, Genevieve, Sean, Adam, Diane, Shannon and Cassie and four great-grandchildren, Zander, Easton, Nadia and Nolan. Also surviving are his brothers, Jim (Phyllis) Baker, Sydney, and Leonard (Pat) Baker, Rencontre East, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Wilfred was predeceased by his brothers Edwin Collis and Hubert Baker.
Visitation for Wilfred will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or Shriners Crippled Children Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

7/16/2013 Fortune Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Collyer Mary Theresa 'Terry' Collyer CBP 10/28/2013
Mary Theresa 'Terry' Collyer
Born In: False Bay
Passed in: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 24th, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Theresa 'Terry' Collyer, 70, of Lunenburg, announce her passing on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in False Bay, C.B., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Edith (Fougere) McDonald.
Terry was a one of a kind lady to whom people were immediately drawn. While quiet by nature, she had a bright smile and an infectious laugh when something struck her funny. These qualities allowed her to show great empathy to those in need. This served her well throughout her life, especially during her time working as a home care worker for the Canadian Red Cross in HRM from which she retired after 19 years. Terry always put her family first, setting her career aside when the boys were born to look after home and family.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rodger; son, John ( Sheri), Crouse’s Settlement, Robert (Lynn), Tyler, Texas; sisters, Rita (John) Paquette, North Bay, Ont., Cathy LaMarshe, St. Hilaire, Que., Marie Fougere, River Bourgeois; brothers, Pat and John, also of River Bourgeois. Terry was also a proud and loving grandmother to her three grandchildren Kyrsten, Andrew and Emma.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Harbour View Haven and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. A special thank you to nurse Cindy Dares for caring for Terry in her final hours. Your kindness will always be remembered. You are a credit to your profession.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. #3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Mary’s wishes there will be no memorial service.
Donations to the Canadian Red Cross in Terry’s memory would be appreciated by the family.
Www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

10/24/2013 False Bay
Colson Brian Colson CBP 11/2/2013
Brian Colson
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: November 1st, 2013
Michael Brian Colson, of Glace Bay, died in the early hours of November 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was 64.
Brian had a long career as a chef at various restaurants here and in Halifax, including the Miners' Village Restaurant, which he operated with his brother David.
Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Bridgette (Metcalfe) of Glace Bay, and by a daughter Lisa.
Brian is survived by his beloved wife Debbie, and his devoted daughters Terri, of Toronto, Sherri (Victor), Dominion, Michelle (New Brunswick), Kelly (Terry), Glace Bay and by a stepson Joey (Ashley). He is also survived by his brothers David (Lisa) of Glace Bay and Barry in Halifax; two sisters Jean Marie (Ron) of Dartmouth and Frances (Francis) of Glace Bay, as well as eighteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Brian enjoyed playing guitar and piano, studying the scriptures and collecting baseball cards. Researching his family history gave him a great sense of his own identity, and taught him the importance of family.
Remains will rest at the Patten Funeral Home in Glace Bay on Monday, November 4th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evergreen Drive, Sydney.
Online condolences to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

11/1/2013 Glace Bay
Confiant Beatrice Confiant CBP 6/7/2013
Beatrice Confiant
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: June 6th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife and sister, Beatrice Confiant on Thursday, June 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and close friends at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Beatrice was the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Winstanley) McLean.
In her earlier years, Beatrice was employed in the fisheries industry with P.J. Cadegan and H.P. Hopkins. She was always active and loved playing bingo and shooting darts. But mostly she will be remembered as a loving family lady.
Beatrice is survived by her loving husband, Peter Confiant, Jennifer Simms, whom they raised and considered a daughter; sisters, Sis, Jean, Tootsie (Dave); brothers, Albert (Lois), Melvin (Nancy), Robert (Joannie) and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Joe and Willie.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church followed by a reception in the foyer.
Cremation to follow with interment in the parish cemetery at a later date.
A special thank you to Dr. Dias, Dr. Rebello, Dr. McNeil along with the nursing staff at the I.C.U., Glace Bay Hospital for their excellent care.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

6/6/2013 Glace Bay
Confiant Catherine 'Kay' Viola Confiant CBP 12/18/2013
Passed in: Georges River
Passed on: December 16th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother and great
grandmother, Catherine 'Kay' Viola Confiant, on Dec. 16, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Mom was loved by everyone who knew her, always laughing and with a twinkle in her eye. She loved going
to bingo and playing cards.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ida May (Allen) and John Peter Young, loving husband, Raymond
Confiant, sons, John 'Canuck', Billy 'Goat', infant Julia, sisters, Bernice, Grace, Ann, Jean, Margaret 'Sis',
brothers, Francis, Steve, Roy and Fred.
Mom is survived by daughters, Carol (Bill), Becky (Donald), Brenda; sons, Joe, Gerald 'Duck'; many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mildred, Phyllis and Maude; nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Kay will be 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 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev.
Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the IWK or Ronald McDonald House.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/16/2013 Georges River
Connors Lorna (Mancini) Connors CBP 11/13/2013
Lorna (Mancini) Connors
Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: November 10th, 2013
With broken hearts, we regret to announce the sudden passing of Lorna Connors, daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie (Lamey) Mancini, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 71.
Lorna was born and raised in Sydney Mines, but lived for most of her life in Sydney River.
She was a 1962 graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in North Sydney, and retired in 2000, after many years as a pediatric nurse at St. Rita Hospital, and later the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
A devout Catholic, she was a longstanding member of Our of Lady of Fatima parish.
Lorna had a great sense of humor, a zest for life, and enjoyed nothing more than spending evenings around the dinner table with her beloved family and friends. Times spent with Gerry and their great friends at the Sydney Curling Club and Seaview Golf & Country Club were a source of pleasure for her.
Her greatest joy, however, was her role as treasured grandmother to her five grandchildren. They will miss Lorna’s loving presence in their lives.
Lorna was married for 49 years to the love of her life, Gerry Connors. They were very much looking forward to celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary this coming June. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; cherished children, Kelly (Erin), Westmount, Tara (Loli) Connors-Torres, Coxheath, and Cory (Wynter), Timberlea; beloved grandchildren, Aidan, Clare, Andreas, Ella and Brynn; sisters, Marlene (Danny) Carmichael, Natick, Mass., and Bernice King, Sydney Mines; sisters-in-law, Florence Axworthy, Alice Mancini; and many nieces and nephews.
Lorna was predeceased by brothers, Joe and Ronnie, her niece, Michelle and nephew, Kevin.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Connors will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Lorna may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.

11/10/2013 Sydney River
Conrad Marjorie (nee Mosher) Conrad CBP 11/21/2013
Marjorie (nee Mosher) Conrad
Born In: Bridgewater, Canada
Born: October 11th, 1932
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: November 20th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother, Marjorie Doris Conrad (nee Mosher) on Nov. 20, 2013. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Marjorie was born in Bridgewater, N.S., on Oct. 11, 1932, and was predeceased by her husband, Calvin and daughter, Catherine Ann.
She is survived by her six children, Marian, Wayne, Dwight, Danielle, Joan (Gerald) and Eugene; grandchildren, Genevieve, David, Matheaw, Michael, Katheryne-Anne, Calvin and Sascha; great-grandchildren, Raeven and Alexis; sisters, Edith Proctor and Marion Ewer and brother-in-law, Carl Conrad.
Marjorie was a long-time member of the Cape Breton Christian Fellowship Church.
Visitation will be held at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home in Sydney on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 12-2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a charitable donation be made to the Loaves and Fishes, or Palliative Care at the CBRH.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

11/20/2013 Bridgewater, Canada
Coolen Andrew 'Andy' Coolen CBP 8/20/2013
Andrew 'Andy' Coolen
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: August 13th, 2013
Andrew 'Andy' Coolen, 46 of Jasper, passed away as a result of an accident, in Jasper, Alta. On Aug. 13, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Hilda (VanBuskirk) Coolen.
After graduation from the Hospitality Course at NSCC in Sydney, Andy headed "West". He worked in various resorts in the Rockies and settled at Jasper Park Lodge, a place where he worked and called home for more than 20 years. Andy enjoyed traveling, mountain biking and his "wild critters". Andy believed in living life to the fullest and he did just that.
He is survived by his sister, Linda (Greg) Hume, Kentville; brother, John (Pauline) Coolen, Sydney; seven nephews, Jason and Scott Coolen, Chris and Stephen Hume and Geoff, Tyler and Brice Coolen, and seven grand-nieces and nephews.
Andy was predeceased by a brother, Gordon and a sister-in-law, Nancy.
A service was held in Jasper at the lodge where he worked. Funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

8/13/2013
Coones Anne Helena (MacNeil) Coones CBP 11/18/2013
Anne Helena (MacNeil) Coones
Born In: St. Margaret Village
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 17th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we regret to announce the passing of Anne Helena (MacNeil) Coones on Nov. 17, 2013, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by prayers and her loving family.
Born in St. Margaret Village, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Mary (Brown) MacNeil.
Anne was a devoted Catholic and a woman of great faith and demonstrated this throughout her life and with her final breath. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and an associate of the Sisters of Martha. She worked various jobs and volunteered her time for numerous causes.
She is survived by her loving sons, Gary (Laura Eagles and her children, Meghan and Kyle), Coxheath, and Kevin, Sydney; granddaughter, Shelly Coones (Chad Donovan) and great-granddaughter, Arianna, of Ingonish; special daughter-in-law, Marcella Powers; sister, Elizabeth MacNeil, MacGillvray Guest Home and brother, Leo MacNeil, Ontario; many nieces and nephews.
Anne was predeceased by her first husband, Constable Buster MacDonald and her second husband, Howard Coones, brothers, Jim, Dan and George MacNeil.
Visitation for the late Anne Coones will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel and 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at St. Margaret’s of Scotland Church, St. Margaret Village. Interment in parish cemetery.
We would like to express our sincere thank you to the MacGillvray Guest Home and to Anne’s special nieces Gloria Youden and Carol MacNeil for the care they provided to her for many years.
Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Friends of MacGillvray.
Online condolences may be made by visiting our website at www.twcurry.com.

11/17/2013 St. Margaret Village
Cooper Malcom Vernon Gary Cooper CBP 10/28/2013
Malcom Vernon Gary Cooper
Born: January 17th, 1946
Passed in: Howie Centre
Passed on: October 26th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts, that we the family of, Gary Cooper, of Howie Centre, regret to announce his passing at the age of 67 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, after a short battle with cancer.
Gary worked as a fisherman with National Sea, then later in life he worked with Dilney Landscaping. He was a former volunteer fireman with East Bay Fire Department.
Gary leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, wife, Beverly (Harris), of 39 years; daughters Cheryl (Craig) Wylde, Howie Centre, and Sarah (Joe) MacMullin, Marion Bridge; mother, Dorothy (nee Sparkes); sisters, Jacqueline (Ted) Crocker and Martina (Terry) Kelly, both of Fort Saskatchewan, Rosemary (Wayne) Brown, Newfoundland, brothers, Alex (Val), Labrador, Stanley 'Junior' (Doris) and Rick (Cheryl), both of Fort Saskatchewan, Boyd (Debbie), Sackville; sister-in-law, Vivian Cooper, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Alicia, Aulay, Emily, Kyle and a large circle of family and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Stanley Sr. and a brother, Ray.
Cremation has taken place at Gary's request. A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Majors Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating.
In lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

10/26/2013
Corbett Ambrose Corbett CBP 8/28/2013
Ambrose Corbett
Born In: Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 21st, 1925
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: August 26th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a dear husband and father, Ambrose Matthew Corbett on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his family by his side.
Born in Holyrood, Newfoundland, Ambrose was the son of the late Bartholomew and Catherine (Healey) Corbett.
In 1936, Ambrose moved with his family to Sydney. He was employed for 46 years with the International Coal Piers, retiring in 1987.
Left to mourn Ambrose’s passing are his wife of 65 years, Gertie (Bonner) Corbett; daughter, Colleen; two sisters, Catherine Corbett, Cove Guest Home, and Theresa (late Angus) MacLean, Howie Centre; sister in-law, Florence ‘Dodie’ Dalton, South Bar, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ambrose was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Bart, and sisters, Mary Corbett and Anastasia Cuddihy.
At Ambrose’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place with mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Church on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at St. Theresa’s hall. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ambrose may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation – Cancer Centre, Canadian Red Cross, SPCA - Sydney Branch or charity of choice.
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.

8/26/2013 Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Corbett Derrick 'Bic' Corbett CBP 11/14/2013
Derrick 'Bic' Corbett
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 13th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our son, brother, Derrick ‘Bic’ William Corbett on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in Sydney, on Oct. 31, 1963, Derrick was the son of John and Gloria (Hilder) Corbett.
Bic left Sydney at the age of 20. He worked for Domglass in Ontario for 20 years before returning to Sydney with his daughter. Bic will be remembered by his family and friends for being very caring and set in his ways.
Besides his parents, Bic is survived by his daughter, Destiny (Peter) and his beautiful granddaughter, Nevaeh, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Cordelia), Shawn (Kathy) and Billy, at home; good friends, known as the Talbot boys, Blair, Dennis and Wally; as well as his best friends, Louie and Linda Margettie, who thought of Bic as their own brother.
Derrick was predeceased by his grandparents, Pius and Alma Corbett and James and Bridget Hilder; and an aunt, Patricia Hawco.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Derrick ‘Bic’ William Corbett will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, from 2–3 p.m. Interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Sydney.
Donations in memory of Bic may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and palliative care staff for the wonderful care given to our son, Bic. We would also like to give a sincere thanks to all those who were there for us. ‘God Bless’.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

11/13/2013 Sydney
Corbett John Wayne Corbett
JOSEPH WAYNE CORBETT
CBP 5/2/2013
JOSEPH WAYNE CORBETT
67, TORONTO/DOMINION
Joseph Wayne Corbett formerly of Dominion passed away on March 1, 2013 at the St. Joseph’s Health Center in Toronto, Ontario. Born and raised in Dominion, Wayne was the son of the late Pierce Corbett Jr. and Violet (Macleod) Corbett. Wayne is survived by his son Kevin Michael Corbett, sisters Marilyn Melvydas, Toronto, Eileen (Allan) Cobb, Barrie, Ont., Elaine Corbett, Toronto, Ont., Teresa Corbett, New Waterford, brothers Gerald (Grace) Corbett, Mississauga, Ont., Charles (Christine) Corbett, Louisburg, Rannie (Diane) Corbett, Dominion, Nicholas (Margie) Corbett, Dominion and the last surviving member of both families Aunt Bernette Currie, Dominion and several nieces. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, sister Ellen, brothers Joseph, Naish and Danny. Burial took place in Woodridge, Ontario under the direction of Glenview Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to Wayne’s niece Angela Duz for her care and compassion and following Wayne’s wishes.

3/1/2013
Corbett Thomas Corbett CBP 10/26/2013
Thomas Corbett
Born: December 3rd, 1941
Passed in: Stoughton, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2013
Thomas Richard Corbett Sr., formerly of Sydney and a 40-year resident of Stoughton, Mass., passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
He was the beloved husband for over 50 years to Mary Dorothy (MacPhee) Corbett. He was the loving father to Corrine of Stoughton, Thomas Jr. of Georgetown, Mass. And Dorothy MacNeil (Darren) of Waltham, Mass. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Doyle (James), Peabody, Mass. And brothers, Patrick and William Corbett of Sydney.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Katherine (Fewer) Corbett and a sister, Catherine Pickup.
He will be missed by all who had pleasure of knowing him.
Funeral arrangements were made under Sheehan Funeral Home, Stoughton. Burial will be in Sydney at a later date.

10/13/2013 3/12/1941
Cormier Dr. Ronald Cormier CBP 12/27/2013
Born In: Amherst, Canada
Born: May 16th, 1942
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 24th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and fond memories we announce the passing of Ron on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at
the Glace Bay Health Care Corp. after four very courageous and difficult years of failing health including the
loss of personal mobility.
Ron was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and was the son of the late Clarence and Anzelica Cormier.
Ron graduated from St. Charles School and Amherst Regional High School where he was a popular student
known to always pay attention in class but never took home a book and always had high marks. Ron’s
career took him into military service including graduation from the dental program at Dalhousie University.
Ron served in several places including Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. Ron served patients in
Halifax, Cape Breton and Fisher Branch, Manitoba and taught at CBU Dental School.
Music always was a big part of Ron’s life. Singing and playing guitar and mandolin at home and at country
festivals were at the top of his list of fun things to do. Ron sang in the St. Charles Church choir and was a
member of the Church Scola quartet. The well-known music scene in Cape Breton was a treasure to Ron
and he enjoyed being a participant in several groups notably “The Peach Chords”.
Left to remember him and mourn his passing are his wife, Cynthia; son, Scott (Melissa); grandson, Hunter
and sisters, Louise Beal (Ralph), Marlene Cormier and fiancée (Paul); three nieces, Michelle, Susan and
Catherine who brought a twinkle to Ron’s eyes and many nephews, as well as his dear friends, Roy and
Shauna Peach.
Ron was predeceased by his former wife, Norma (MacAulay) parents, Clarence and Anzelica, his sister,
Yvonne and brothers, Reginald, Ervil, Raymond and William, as well as family, many close friends in various
provinces of Canada.
Ron’s family and friends would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Glace Bay Health Care Corp.,
Halifax Infirmary and the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Center for the constant and excellent care he received.
At Ron’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Online condolences to the Cormier family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/24/2013 Amherst on May 16, 1942
Cormier Edith Cormier CBP 12/19/2013
Born In: Alberta
Born: August 27th, 1927
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 17th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Edith Melicent Cormier on
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Lafond, Alberta on August 27, 1927, Edith was the daughter of the late Severin and Emma (Breau)
LeBlanc.
Edith was a conscientious, caring and community minded soul. She was a member of the C.W. L. and choir
of St. Michael’s Parish. Her family and friends were the center of her life. She was a ‘Ray of Sunshine’ at
the MacGillivray Guest Home where she lived life to the fullest. Edith will always be remembered by her
family and friends for being caring and very independent.
Edith is survived by her children, Paulette (George) Muise, Georgetown, ON, Corinne Cormier, Vancouver,
BC, Emile Cormier, Ottawa, ON, and Adrian (Yuki) Cormier, Vancouver, BC; grandchildren, Alex, Shelby,
Mia, Bruce and Anna; sister, Evelyn Cormier, Toronto, ON; brother, Al LeBlanc, Tuscon, Arizona; and
several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Edith was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Cormier, sisters, Vivian Dewolfe and
Aline Romard, and brother, Joseph LeBlanc.
Visitation for the late Edith Melicent Cormier will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at St. Michael’s Parish
Hall, East Margaree, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at
11 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church with Fr. Douglas MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place in parish
cemetery with a reception at St. Michael’s Parish Hall.
Donations in memory of Edith may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
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. The

12/17/2013 Lafond, Alberta on Aug. 27, 1927
Costigan Agnes (Whelan) Costigan CBP 8/19/2013
Agnes (Whelan) Costigan
Born In: Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 23rd, 1920
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: August 17th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Agnes Costigan on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Colliers, Newfoundland, Agnes was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ellen (Fowler) Whelan.
Mom was an angel on earth who sacrificed so much of her own wants and needs for her children. She loved us more than anything in this world and we loved her right back. She was beautiful inside and out; a precious life, given in service to God; taken by God to live forever and ever in His presence.
Mom was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Church.
Agnes leaves behind her children, Joe (Elizabeth), Lorraine, Helen (George), Marie, Linda (Murdock), Mike (Pat), Brian (Debbie), Mary (whom mom lived with), Brenda (Gary), Nancy (Wayne), Peggy (Arno) and John Glenn; stepchildren, Beatrice, Martha and Tom; daughter in-law, Lorraine; sister, Mary Dunn; brother, Frank Whelan; special grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffery; 53 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Michael Costigan, son, William, step twins, Samuel and Mary, brother, James, special granddaughter, Tracy Bartlett, daughter in-law, Heather and sons-in-law, James, Chalmers, Charlie and Phil.
Visitation for the late Agnes Costigan will be held today (Monday, Aug. 19, 2013), at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
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.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place …

8/17/2013 Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Cotter Caroline 'Carrie' (Parsons) Cotter CBP 6/5/2013
Caroline 'Carrie' (Parsons) Cotter
Born In: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 15th, 1937
Passed in: Glace Bay, Canada
Passed on: June 1st, 2013
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister and aunt, Carrie (Parsons) Cotter on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Corner Brook, N.L., on Sept. 15, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Bertrum and Winnifred (Pafford) Parsons.
Mom worked at Humber Pharmacy in Corner Brook in her younger years while living in Newfoundland. She worked at Peoples Store in Glace Bay and was a secretary at the Coastal Courier Newspaper until it ceased publication.
Mom loved to play Scrabble, write poetry, complete crossword puzzles and knitting several afghans and sweaters for her own girls and granddaughters.
Mom was a gentle soul, who enjoyed spending time with family especially her 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was ‘Mom’ or ‘Ma Cotter’ to a great many young people who passed through her home over the years.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Ken; children, Ken (Darlene), Sherry (Wayne) Earle, Jim (Dorothy), Sabrina (Kurt) Strong and Sheryl (Duane) Duhamel; grandchildren, John, Scott, J.F., Daniel, Stephanie, Tracy, Lori, Raynell, Shayne, Selena, Skyler, Spencer, Jillian, Jarid, Renee, Kurt and Shaelynn; and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Mom is also survived by her brothers, Charles (Marie), Ed (Myra) and Bob (Marg); sisters-in-law, Ellen Parsons and Joan Parsons.
Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Sharon Gale Marr, brothers, Fred, Bill and only sister, Marion and brother-in-law, Gerald Walbourne. Also predeceased by Neil Joseph Scott, whom she considered one of her own.
The family will have a private visitation at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Glace Bay, Friday, June 7 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating.
We wish to extend a thank you to all the home support workers who took such great care of Mom every day. Thank you to the VON for their special care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to N.W. Home Care, VON or charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
“Mother - Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure … You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

6/1/2013 Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Courtney Claude Courtney CBP 6/1/2013
Claude Courtney
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: May 30th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear stepfather, Claude Courtney, on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the C.B. Regional Hospital.
Born in Petites, N.L., he was the son of the late Thomas B. and Florence Courtney.
Claude spent his life on the sea. He was employed with CN Marine in North Sydney, working for many years as a steward aboard the vessels until his retirement.
He was a former member of Fulton Orange Lodge in North Sydney.
Claude is survived by his stepson, Ronald (Sylvie) Bond, Quebec; his step-son-in-law, Charles Downey, Toronto; his two step-granddaughters, Carol (Steve) Chalmers, Sandra (Jim) Bridges; and his four step-great-grandchildren, Joel, Kristen and Scott Chalmers, Denise Nicole Bridges, all of Toronto.
He was predeceased by his wife, Verina Harriette Courtney in 2010, his step-daughter, Barbara Downey in 2012 and his siblings.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/30/2013
Courtney Norman Courtney CBP 8/8/2013
Norman Courtney
Dad's happiest moments were when he was surrounded by his family and friends. It was his wishes to celebrate his life when his family could all be together.
Please join us on Saturday, Aug. 10th at 11 a.m. in Aspy Bay United Church. There will be a service to commemorate his life with Rev. Margie Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.



Courtney Norman Courtney CBP 3/2/2013
Norman Courtney
Born In: Cape North
Born: May 5th, 1919
Passed on: February 28th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear father, Norman Courtney at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
He was born in Cape North, Victoria County on May 5, 1919. Dad worked many years in the Dingwall Gypsum Quarry driving trucks and dozers. He was drafted to the army where he served as a gunner for three years in Quebec and Halifax. He also worked with Department of Transportation for 26 years on the grader and snow plow. Dad enjoyed many hours on his beloved tractor in Courtney’s field, planting potatoes and cutting his winter’s wood. He would often arrive home with a pail full of berries. He was also known for the love of telling stories of his childhood, especially to the grandchildren.
Dad is survived by his wife of 67 years, Effie Courtney; and children Norma (Bob) Bebluk, Bruce (Corinne) Courtney, Candis (Hal) Bungay and grandchildren: Courtney, Kim, Damon, Logan, Brenan and Alana.
He was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Effie Courtney; his brothers, Donald, Neil, Jim, Murdock, Dave, Melvin and sister, Florence.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Home Support Workers and all the staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
Donations in dad’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/28/2013 05/05/1919
Covey Barbara (Moore) Covey CBP 9/21/2013
Barbara (Moore) Covey
Passed in: Welland, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: September 17th, 2013
Barbara Leilia (Moore) Covey recently and peacefully passed away on Sept. 17 2013, in her 71st year at Welland Hospital.
Devoted wife of Leroy Covey for 53 years and mother of David Covey, Linda Coates – (Covey) and Kevin Covey, will be sorely missed. The Loving grandmother of Amber-Rose, Brandon, Andrew, Sarah, Jack, Josh, Ashley, Shane, Brady, Ryan, and Quinn and great-grandmother of Ella-Rose, will forever be remembered in their hearts. She will be remembered as well as in the hearts of her sisters, Margaret and Nancy and brother, Jerry.
Predeceased by her parents, Hubbard and Myrtle Moore and brothers, Donnie and Jack, she now rests in peace with them now.
Family and friends will be received at 120 Glenpark Dr., Welland, Ont. On Saturday, Sept. 21st from 1–2 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the make a wish foundation on Barbara Covey’s behalf.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends of Barbara.
Condolences are greatly appreciated.

9/17/2013
Covin Rudolphe Joseph Covin CBP 5/28/2013
Rudolphe Joseph Covin
Born In: West Arichat
Passed on: May 26th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Rudolphe on May 26, 2013, at home in West Arichat, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in West Arichat, he was a son of the late Peter and Emily (Fougere) Covin.
Rudolphe was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He worked for the Department of Transportation for 30+ years. He also leaves behind his legacy of his contracting business, which was his true passion.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary (David) Covin, West Arichat; daughter, Kathleen (Warren) Jeffrey, Louisdale; sons, Peter (Rhonda), David (Paula), both of West Arichat; grandchildren, Josh, Emma, Chantal, Hailey, Tyler, Emily, Cheyenne, Tanner; sisters, Priscilla Covin, Montreal, Lottie Shaheen, Sydney, Violet Pitts, West Arichat.
He was predeceased by twins in infancy, sisters, Laura, Evangeline and Evelyn, brothers, Leo, Ernest, Amedee and Harold.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Rudolphe will be held on Thursday morning, May 30 at 11 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to EHS, First Responders, Isle Madame Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP the Nurses and staff of the Strait Richmond Hospital and the QEII Health Science Centre.
Memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (NS).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Rudolph, please visit www.chboudreau.com.
“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.”

5/26/2013 West Arichat
Cox Joseph Cox CBP 12/19/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: Orillia, Canada
Passed on: December 16th, 2013
Michael peacefully with family by his side in a Veteran's bed of the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia Monday,
December 16, 2013 in his 94th year.
Joseph Cox of Owen Sound, Ontario and formerly of Sauble Beach (W/O RCAF 1941-70) was proud of his
Cape Breton Heritage being born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia to the late William and Odessa (Oriesa) Cox.
Beloved husband of Anne Grogan-Cox and the late Beatrice Lauzon Cox. Loving father of Joanne Cox
(Franceen Blidner), Roxanne Cox (James Ouellette) and Charlene Ley (Randy Ley). Lovingly remembered by
his five grandchildren Ryan, Kyle (Brittany) and Sean Ouellette and Bryson and Taylor Ley and his great
grandson Carter Ouellette. Dear stepfather of Mary (Michael Ritza), Patricia Grogan, Eileen Grogan (Michael
LeBlanc), Sharon (John Morrissey) and Paul Grogan (Simone Lee). Step grandfather of Tamar (Brad Soltys),
Katie Ritza (Rob), Aaron Ritza (Brandi), Jared Grogan (Jennifer), Devin and Erika Herman and Clara, Patrick
and Julia Morrissey and great grandfather to Anna Louise Grogan. Cherished special uncle to many nieces
and nephews.
Predeceased by his infant daughter Mary, brother Arthur (Sadie) and sisters Lillian (Russ Moulton) and Viola
and Ida Cox.
Funeral mass in Joe's honour will be conducted at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 554 15th Street East,
Owen Sound Friday at 11 a.m. Father John Redmond officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service.
Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown.
Arrangements entrusted to the Downs and Son Funeral Home, Hepworth.
Expressions of remembrance to Holy Family Roman Catholic Chapel, Sauble Beach, the Heart & Stroke
Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Messages of condolence are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com.
A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Joe
by the Downs and Son Funeral Home.

12/16/2013 North Sydney
Cox Kathleen Cox CBP 9/7/2013
Kathleen Cox
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: September 5th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Born in North Sydney, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Annabelle (Dumpy) and John Morrison.
Kathleen will be sadly missed by her daughters, Kathleen (Dan) Edmond, Oromocto, N.B., Annette Dieppe, N.B. and Frances, Glace Bay; sons, Michael, Glace Bay and Neil (Shirley), Pleasantville, N.S. Also surviving are numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.
Kathleen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents; husband, Neil; son, William; daughter, Deborah; grandson, Jeremy; brothers, Mike and Bill; sisters, Flo, Mary, Bette and Anne.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in parish hall.
Family flowers only please. Donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to St. Anthony’s Parish Cemetery or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

9/5/2013 North Sydney
Cox Mary Hildegarde Cox CBP 9/26/2013
Mary Hildegarde Cox
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: July 26th, 1924
Passed in: Sydney Mines
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Hildegarde Cox at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late David and Sarah (Tobin) Foster.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mary was a member of Holy Family parish (the former St. Pius X Church) and devout Catholic. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary branch 8 Legion, Sydney Mines, and the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club. Mom loved a good game of bingo and cards.
She is survived by her daughters, Theona (Bob) Anderson, Anne Marie (Calvin) Payne, Port aux Basques, Edie (Jock) Brown, Theresa Young, Florence, Lynn Gillam, North Sydney, Maureen (Brian) Snow, Sydney Mines, Carol McLeod, Alberta; sons, Guy (Susie), Gary (Donna), Sydney Mines, Raymond, Port aux Basques; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as sisters-in-law, Edith Foster, Madelaine Foster and brother-in-law, Jim MacDonald.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, son, David, daughter, Elizabeth and son, Raymond in infancy, brothers, Tommy, Billy, Cyril and sister, Theresa.
The family will receive visitors today, Sept. 26 and Friday Sept. 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Shore Road, Sydney Mines.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Cox family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.
Special thanks is extended to Dr. Andrew Wawer and the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home.


Sydney Mines
Cox Penelope 'Babe' Cox CBP 12/10/2013
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 9th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Penelope 'Babe', 75 on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013,
at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born in Glace Bay, Penelope was the daughter of the late William and Penelope (O’Regan) Currie.
Penelope grew up in New Aberdeen and went on to pursue a career in teaching. She taught at Gannon
Road School, Sydney Mines, and St. Anne’s School, Glace Bay, until early retirement due to health issues.
Penelope was a beautiful singer and in her early years would sing mass at St. John’s Church. She had a
passion for logic problem puzzles, enjoyed watching the Blue Jays and Nancy Grace. She was also well
known in the community for her fortune-telling abilities. Never a person to shy away from a good debate as
she loved to express her views on world problems. But her greatest love of all were her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren who she doted on and they loved listening to Ba’s stories of the old days.
She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Deborah (Bradley) Reid, Dominion, William Jr. (Anita), Glace
Bay; sisters, Bernice (Currie) Jim, Sydney, Catherine (Charlie Browner), Dominion, Valentina Hall (Gerald),
Glace Bay; brothers, Francis (Shirley) Currie, Ignatius (Jackie) Currie, David (Margaret) Currie, Glace Bay;
sister-in-law, Dorothy 'Dot' Murphy, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Ashley (Bruce Strong), Holly Reid (Matthew)
and Clinton Reid, Dominion, Brady and Johnathan Cox, Glace Bay; step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Shaylene,
Alexander Budden, Glace Bay; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Nicholas and Joshua Strong, Dominion;
numerous nieces and nephews, who all loved her wit and humour.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William, brothers, William and Joseph, sister,
Mary.
At Penelope’s request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. The family will have a private
funeral service at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. The interment will be at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

12/9/2013 Glace Bay
Crane George Henry Crane CBP 12/9/2013
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: December 6th, 2013
We regret to announce the passing of George Henry Crane, on Friday,2013/12-06 Dec. 6, 2013, at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Lena (Launay) Crane.
George was an active member of St. Alban's parish. Throughout his life, dad held many positions. He
started working for the coal piers, moved to Sydney Steel Plant, Liquid Air and finished his career working
for Sydney Steel Oxygen plant. Throughout that time dad was a wonderful handy man spending many
hours helping others. Dad was very active in sports. He held the No. 1 position in bowling winning several
tournaments and trophies. His soccer team, the Broadway Ramblers went on to win the Nova Scotia
Championship.
Mom and Dad spent many happy moments dancing, enjoying their favorite local bands especially Debbie
and Michelle and Dinky Cameron. He spent many evenings listening to his Newfoundland music. For several
years, he and Mom enjoyed playing darts and shuffleboard at the Pensioners club.
Dad was a remarkable man, a loving family man, the greatest Santa and the best dishwasher on the planet.
He was happiest when his home was full of friends and family.
George was a devoted loving husband of Sue; dear father of Sue (Donald) MacPhee, Victoria Mines, Ruth
(Blair Rice) MacNeil, B.C., Debbie Crane, Sydney, Blair Crane, and the late David Crane, Sydney; and special
daughters, Darlene (Kerry) MacDonald, Ont., Kathy (Sandy) Bennett, Sydney, Arlene (Phil) Asquith, B.C.;
grandfather to Shane, Kim, Melissa, Ian, Darren, Roberta, Shawna, Ronnie, Dean, Tracey, Justin, Emily and
Declan; special granddaughter Baby Blair; great-grandfather to Cody, Spencer, Emma, Rowan and Rylan.
Also survived by several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place Monday, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. in St. Albans Church with Archdeacon Brenda Drake
officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be to St. Alban's Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
We cried when you passed away,
We still cry today.
Although we loved you dearly,
We couldn’t make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
that he only takes the best. My

12/6/2013 Sydney
Crane Henry Crane CBP 5/7/2013
Henry Crane
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: May 5th, 2013
Henry ‘Butch’ Crane of St. Peters Road, Sydney, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Collier) Crane.
Henry was a member of St. Albans Church.
He was employed with the Cape Breton District Health Authority at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital where he was an orderly.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Winnie Sutherland; son, Glenn and stepson, Leo (Lisa); daughter, Yvette and stepdaughter, Susan (Steve); brothers, John and Andrew (Marilyn). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Albans Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

5/5/2013 Sydney
Crane John Crane CBP 10/5/2013
John Crane
Interment service for the late John Daniel Crane of Billerica, Mass. Will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sydney Mines with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating.
John is the son of the late Frederick & Agatha (Reilly) Crane of Sydney Mines.



Critch Rita Annette Critch CBP 11/26/2013
Rita Annette Critch
Born In: Sydney
Born: August 23rd, 1923
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: November 23rd, 2013
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, and grandmother, Rita Annette Critch on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 23, 1923, Rita was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (Robbins) MacIntyre.
Rita was a member of The Salvation Army Church, Home League and Pensioner Club. Family was everything to Rita. She loved to entertain everyone with her cooking and baking. Rita will be remembered by her family and friends for being strong-willed and independent.
Rita is survived by her loving children, Kevin (Theresa Marie Chiasson) Critch, Judy (Henry) Jewer, Sharon Taylor, Jean (John) MacDonald, Bonnie (Raymond) Steeves, Sue (Leon Goulet) Smith, Glenda (John) White and Patsy (Todd) McVicar; as well as 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, William Allan Critch, brothers, Michael at infancy and John, sisters, Edna MacIntyre, Ann ‘Cookie’ Cameron and Florence Campbell, and a son-in-law, Heber Taylor.
Visitation for the late Rita Critch will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd, Sydney, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Rita Critch will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, at 12:30 p.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, 55 Inglis St., Sydney, with Major Kent Hepditch officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of Rita may be made to The Salvation Army Church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
‘We take great comfort knowing that Rita is now in peace and walking with the Lord.’

11/23/2013 Sydney
Crittenden Mary Crittenden CBP 11/26/2013
Mary Crittenden
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 24th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts the family of Mary Edwina Bezenar Crittenden regrets to announce her sudden but peaceful passing on Nov. 24, 2013, at home.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Ann Margaret MacDonald.
Mary was a devoted mother, who devoted her life not only to caring for her children and also to many others. She will be remembered by many for her wonderful homemade cookies and treats.
Mary is survived by her husband, Joseph MacLeod; daughters, Mary Lynne Crittenden (Ashley Tobin), Sydney, Ann Louise Donovan, Dartmouth; son, Dakota MacLeod, at home; sisters, Karen (Brian) MacEachern, New Waterford, Catherine (Wade) Sturge, Sackville, Heather Bezenar, Alberta, Sandra Bezenar, Dartmouth and granddaughters, Marissa and Gabriella. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother Donald.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 2 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment at St. Anthony Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Heart & Lung Association.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

11/24/2013 New Waterford
Crosby Andrew Francis Crosby CBP 4/10/2013
Andrew Crosby
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: April 8th, 2013
Andrew Francis Crosby passed away in hospital on April 8, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Adam and Anne (Currie) Crosby of Glace Bay.
Andrew is survived by his wife, Dianne (Hicks) and his two daughters, Caelin and Alison. Andrew is also survived by his sisters, Mary Jo Chiasson (André), Jeanie (Bern Romeo) and brothers, Don (Eileen Sullivan), Robert, Graham (Betty Chiasson) and Kenneth (Anne Hines).
A private family service has been held.
Expressions of sympathy can be made through donations to the Children's Wish Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Now, “Carry on as if you were normal”.

4/8/2013 Glace Bay
Crosby John 'Jock' Crosby CBP 12/21/2013
Born In: Dominion
Passed on: December 19th, 2013
Our beloved Jockey died peacefully with Hawley and Elizabeth by his side on Dec. 19, 2013, after a brief
illness, at the age of 87.
Born in Dominion, N.S., he was the son of Andrew and Bridget (Graham) Crosby. He was a graduate of St.
Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1950, and throughout his life demonstrated the kindness and
caring of that profession. He had a 32-year career with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Sydney, and
was a devoted advocate for those he served in that role.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth (nee Hawley); his only daughter, Hawley, her husband Tom
Smith, and his darling granddaughter, Olivia Smith. He was the favourite uncle of many nieces and
nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandson, John Smith. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family, predeceased by sisters, Margie McEachern, Annie Stephens and Katie McLeod and brothers, Adam,
Graham, and Bobby.
He was the heart of the Crosby and Hawley families, always interested, ready to lend a sympathetic ear, to
share a laugh or a drink. He was a gentle and humble soul, but full of mischief. “Who has more fun than
people” was his motto.
His family is grateful to staff of the Glace Bay General Hospital for their tender care in his final weeks.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Glace Bay. Cremation has
taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. A celebration of Jock’s life will be held
on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay.
Donations in his memory may be made to Feed Nova Scotia or a charity of one’s choice.

12/19/2013 Dominion
Crowe Merle Crowe CBP 10/12/2013
Merle Crowe
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: October 9th, 2013
Merle, a kind and gentle man, passed away peacefully Oct. 9, 2013 with his loving wife by his side.
Born in New Waterford, he moved to Sydney in the early 40s. He was a son of the late Charles and Josephine (MacDonald) Crowe. At a young age, Merle developed a keen interest in sports and played in the first little league baseball game in Canada. Merle enjoyed life and was particularly fond of golfing with his buddies at Hartlen Point, his Friday night card games at Bob’s house, and participated in many heated “political debates”, with his good friends at the Buffalo Club, most often initiated by his good friend, Kenny MacLeod. Merle was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing many culinary delights for family and friends. Merle served in the military (Air Force) for 26 years and his postings took him to many parts of Canada, along with Several U.N. tours, including Egypt and Pakistan. Upon retirement, he worked on the oil rigs for several years, then joined the Corp of Commissionaires at the V. G. Hospital retiring in 1998.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Edie Moffatt and will be sorely missed by his siblings: sister, Coreen (Charlie); brothers, Milo (Patricia), Charles (Carol), Melvin (Margie), Lowell (Darlene); sister-in-law, Elaine (Jim) Featherby; several nieces and nephews, several grand nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his loyal feline friend, Lizzie.
A legion service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Interment at a later date in Cape Breton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bide Awhile Animal Shelter 67 Neptune Cres., Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 4S2 or Children’s Wish Foundation.
Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.
“Until We Meet Again”

10/9/2013 New Waterford
Crummey Mary 'Irene' Crummey CBP 9/10/2013
Mary 'Irene' Crummey
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: September 7th, 2013
Mary Irene Crummey, devoted wife to Wilfred J. Crummey, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Sept. 7, 2013, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Buddy and Irene Wilson.
She was known for her great sense of humour and selflessness. She was a big Toronto Blue Jay's fan, loved darts and a good game of poker as well as other card games. She loved animals and will be missed by her dog Daisy, who was always by her side.
Irene was a hard-working and loving woman who left a lasting impression on anyone who met her. She will live on in the hearts of her family always.
Irene is survived by her son, Wilfred, Toronto; daughters, Lorraine (Joe) Martell, Sydney, and Marilyn (Ricky) Campbell, Lingan; brother, Tommy (Margie) Wilson, New Waterford; grandchildren, Lisa, Kimberley, Derek and Gordie; great-grandchildren, Dreyden, Olivia, Mya, Jordon, Brendan, Keegan, Emma and Markus.
Besides her parents, Irene was also predeceased by her sister, Thelma, brothers, Lesley in infancy, Russell, Cecil, Lloyd, Ton, Earl, Clayton, Gerald and Dick.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Irene's life will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. All are welcome.
Donations in memory of Irene can be made to a charity of one's choice.
To send condolences to the family go to; www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

9/7/2013 New Waterford
Csaszar Shirley (Smith) Csaszar CBP 3/22/2013
Shirley (Smith) Csaszar
Born In: Florence
Passed on: March 13th, 2013
Passed peacefully away in Hamilton, Ont. On March 13, 2013, Shirley Csaszar (nee Smith), age 74, formerly from Florence.
Leaving to mourn sons, Dennis and Reginald and sister, Jessica.
She will be sadly missed by a large circle of family and friends.

3/13/2013 Florence
Cuff Marilyn (MacKenzie) Cuff CBP 4/4/2013
Marilyn (MacKenzie) Cuff
Born In: Sydney
Born: November 19th, 1940
Passed on: March 28th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Marilyn Ann Cuff (Master Corporal ret’d), announce her passing on March 28, 2013.
Daughter of the late Wallace and Shirley MacKenzie of Sydney.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Harold ‘Happy’ Cuff; daughter, Melanie; granddaughter, Lily; as well as her brother, Richard MacKenzie; sister, Wanda Paruch (Ray); adopted sister, Maureen MacDonald (Albert) and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has taken place in Ontario. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements will be held in the summer of 2013.
Any donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to a charity of your choice.
“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid, you see
I took His hand when I heard His call
I turned my back and left it all.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
God wanted me now, He set me free”.

3/28/2013 Sydney
Cummings Michael 'Bobby' Cummings CBP 8/29/2013
Michael 'Bobby' Cummings
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 26th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Michael Robert 'Bobby' Cummings, 60, of New Waterford on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, due to cancer, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Bernard and Grace (LeBlanc) Cummings of New Waterford.
Bobby was a truck driver, fork-lift operator and machine operator for various companies in Ontario. He later moved back home to Cape Breton where he was employed by Highland Fisheries in Glace Bay.
Bobby was a kind, caring and gentle person who loved his family very much. He enjoyed playing darts, bike riding and hanging out with the good ol' boys. In his younger years, he enjoyed swimming at the King's Rock and skating.
Bobby is survived by three daughters, Loretta (Chris) Sharpe-Basden, Jill (Chris) Latty, both of Brantford, Ont., Joan Marie Gilbert (Derek Wrathall), Glace Bay; brother, Johnny (Vivian) McDonald, Davenport, Fla,; sisters, Bernadette 'Etta' (Doug) Fraser, New Waterford, Olie (Winston) Timmons, Dominion, Gina (Ed) Smolensky, Lingan, and Annie (Martin) Odo, New Waterford, who was like a second mother to Bobby; special friends, Marie Gilbert and Wendy Doucette; grandchildren, Lauren and Taylor Sharpe-Basden, Kate Latty, Anthony and Colby Gilbert; several nieces and nephews whom he was very close to, some of whom were just like his own brothers.
Bobby was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen 'Kay' Stanford, Joan Somerton (Rigby), brothers, Russell Edward Cummings and William 'Billy' Rigby.
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 Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the An Cala palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

8/26/2013 New Waterford
Curran Esther Curran CBP 7/10/2013
Esther Curran
Passed on: July 8th, 2013
Our much beloved mother, Esther Curran went peacefully to be with her Lord on Monday, July 8, 2013.
Predeceased by her late husband, John Curran, she is survived by her sons, Mike (Linda), Jack (Nancy), Brian (Delores); grandchildren, Jerod (Michelle), Kyle; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Tabatha and dear friend, Adrian Fortune.
Friends and family are invited to a funeral mass at the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford on Thursday, July 11 at 10 am with Rev. Ray Huntley officiating, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall, Convent Street. All are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations may be made to the RC MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Condolences can be sent to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

7/8/2013
Curran John Curran cbp 11/26/2013
John Curran
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 21st, 2013
John Joseph Curran, of Victoria Road, Sydney, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Pauline (Flynn) Curran.
For 45 years, John worked for Cape Breton Beverages, retiring in June 2011. He enjoyed many pleasures in life such as, dancing, bowling, fishing, playing pool and camping out on the Mira, where he spent many summers with his Burkes Campsite family.
John is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Linda 'Hun'; daughter, Deanne (Greg) Corbett, Sydney; sons, Troy and Michael, at home, as well as his four precious grandchildren, Ethan, Stephen, Madison and Keagan, with whom he loved spend quality time every day. Words cannot express how wonderful a poppy he was. He is also survived by his brother, Bill, Sydney; sisters, Helen (Junior) Ferguson and Annie (Terry) Gushue, both of Sydney; and many nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his brother, Paul in infancy and sisters, Catherine Leclerc and Mary Hawco.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Thursday 10 a.m., with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

11/21/2013 Sydney
Currie Adrian 'Adie' Currie CBP 12/13/2013
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 11th, 2013
With heavy hearts we announce the death of Adrian 'Adie' Currie on Dec. 11, 2013, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Adie was the son of the late Elizabeth 'Bertie' Perfect and V. Jerome Currie of Glace Bay.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon (Walker) Currie; his three childre, Susan
(Fred) Boutilier, Annette Currie, Scott (Amanda MacKenzie), all of Glace Bay; precious grandchildren,
Freddie, Curtis, Malcolm Boutilier, Michelle, Kaylee Butts, Chase, Brayden, Navaeh, Ethan Currie and Abby;
brother, Reg; sisters, Monica Lovell, Minette (Tom) Murphy, Noreen (Bob) McNeil; as well as many nieces,
nephews and extended family and friends.
Adie was a well-known bus driver in his community. He was a very active member of John Bernard Croak
Legion Branch 3 and an active parishioner of St. Leo’s Church. He was well known for selling tickets for
sporting organizations. Adie belonged to several choral groups including the Legionaire Male Chorus and the
Coal Town Chorus.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother in infancy, John, sister, Anita (Gouthro).
Visitation will be on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace
Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church. The Rev Leo
Boone will be officiating. A reception will follow the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

12/11/2013 Glace Bay
Currie Daniel Angus Currie CBP 11/25/2013
Daniel Angus Currie
Born In: MacAdams Lake
Born: May 30th, 1926
Passed in: Leitches Creek
Passed on: November 23rd, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we, the families, announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, devoted father, adoring grandfather and caring brother, Daniel Angus Currie, 87, a resident of Leitches Creek, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Dan Angus was born at MacAdam’s Lake, on May 30, 1926, he was a son of the late Dougal and Effie Belle (Harrietha) Currie.
He was a hard worker, who spent many years working at the open hearth at the Sydney Steel Plant as well as delivering mail for Canada Post to the surrounding communities.
He married the love of his life Margaret 'Peggy' MacLean on Aug. 26, 1958. Together, they had five wonderful children, Theresa (Steve), Ann (PJ), Frances (Daniel), Daniel (Monica) and Bernadette (Adrian) and are now surrounded by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a true storyteller and entertainer. He was always quick with a joke or a story and seemed to have one for any and every occasion.
In addition to his children and grandchildren, Dan Angus is also survived by his loving siblings, Mary Pickup, Angus Joe (Theresa) Currie, Theresa MacLean, Michael (Rhodena) Currie, Jim (Shirley) Currie, John L. (Lizzie) Currie, Cecilia (Ray) Gosbee and Caddie (Archie) Fraser.
Besides his loving parents, Dan was predeceased by his brother, Francis 'Buddy' Currie, his three sisters, Katie Mae Currie, Flora Jane (Claude) MacMullin and Tennie (Michael) MacInnis, his four brothers-in-law, Fosh Pickup, Tom MacLean, John W. and Sandy MacLean, and his two sisters-in-law, Sally Currie and Yvonne MacLean.
Visitation for Dan Angus Currie will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 1 p.m., Wednesday at St. Barra Church, Christmas Island, with Rev. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a local food bank or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

11/23/2013 MacAdam’s Lake
Currie Eleanor Currie CBP 9/12/2013
Eleanor Currie
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: September 10th, 2013
Family and friends of Eleanor Currie are saddened by her passing on Sept. 10, 2013.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (MacPhee) Currie.
She was a graduate of Nova Scotia's Teachers College and taught school in Sydney Mines before deciding to stay at home to raise her three children. These were noted to be the happiest days in her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Harron (Steve), Michaela and Katie; Valerie Dolhanty (Curtis), Olivia; her son, Brian Purchase (Allison), Julia and Maddie. She is mourned by her brothers, John Currie (Kate), Dougall Currie (Bev), Bernard Currie (Patricia) and her sister, Sharon O’Neill (Alex).
She was predeceased by her brother, Liam Currie and her sister, Claire Currie.
She would like to express her sincere gratitude to Dr. Khodad, Dr. Ritter and their wonderful staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. The family would also like to thank palliative care and VON for their tremendous support.
Cremation has taken place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel by her request. There will be no visitation or memorial service. Private burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in her name can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

9/17/2013 Sydney Mines
Currie Elizabeth 'Betty' (Gouthro) Currie CBP 1/25/2013
Elizabeth 'Betty' (Gouthro) Currie
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: August 25th, 1926
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Grace Gouthro Currie, 86, on Jan. 19, 2013, at the Orchard Court Nursing Home in Kentville, N.S., where she has resided for the last few years.
Born in Glace Bay on Aug. 25, 1926, Betty was the daughter (twin of ‘Buddy’) of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bates) Gouthro of Glace Bay. Betty is the last surviving of their 18 children.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Johnnie’ Gregory Currie in 1980.
Betty is survived by her children, Greg (Debbie), Ottawa, Cheryl Peters (Fred), Windsor, Gerard (Brenda), Trenton, Gloria Kean (Jeff), Kentville. Betty is also survived by her grandchildren, Jason (Sylvianne) and Jennifer Currie, Ottawa, Tracy Walker (Shaun) and John (Adrienne) Peters, Windsor, Rochelle Semrau (Isaac), Trenton, and Deanna Currie (Ryan), Edmonton, and Emma and Matthew Kean, Kentville; and great-grandsons, Graham Peters and Cooper Semrau.
The family would like to thank the Orchard Court staff for their kindness and care shown to Betty while she resided there.
Visitation for the late Betty Currie will be held at the Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, Sterling Road, Glace Bay. Interment will take place in St. Anne's Cemetery, Wallace Road, Glace Bay.
Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of choice.

1/19/2013 Glace Bay
Currie Francis 'Buddy' Currie CBP 7/30/2013
Francis 'Buddy' Currie
Born In: MacAdams Lake
Passed in: Scotch Lake
Passed on: July 27th, 2013
It is with broken hearts, we the families, regret to announce the sudden passing of our brother and uncle, Francis 'Buddy' Currie, 73, on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Born in MacAdams Lake, he was the youngest of thirteen children of the late Dougal A. and Effie Belle (Harrietha) Currie.
Buddy worked in the lumber business for a number of years before moving to Ontario where he was employed with the city of Brantford. Upon his return, he worked in the concrete and construction industry, as well as the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation until his retirement. He was a jack of all trades. Buddy married the love of his life Sally Stamper on Sept. 6, 1961, and they were married 42 years when Sally predeceased him on Oct. 29, 2003. He enjoyed Scottish music and was a loyal listener of Donnie Campbell’s Celtic Serenade and he enjoyed the company of his dog Tippy. Buddy was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or.
Buddy is survived by his loving siblings, Mary Pickup, Sydney, Angus Joe (Theresa), Theresa MacLean, both of East Bay, Dan (Peggy), Leitches Creek, Michael (Rhodena), Jim (Shirley), John L. (Lizzie) all of MacAdams Lake, Cecilia (Ray) Gosbee, Caddie (Archie)Fraser, River Ryan; special niece, Emma Stamper and her son Zachary, Scotch Lake; sisters-in-law, Anna, Theresa, Johnenna, Marlene, Kitty, Noel and Bridie and brother-in-law Blair (Shirley) Stamper, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly
Besides his parents and his wife Sally, he was predeceased by his three sisters, Katie Mae Currie, Flora Jane (Claude) MacMullin and Tennie (Michael) MacInnis, brothers-in-law, Fosh Pickup, and Tom MacLean, father and mother-in-law Johnny and Mary Stamper, brothers-in-law Johnny, Jimmy and Alex Stamper, sisters-in-law, Jean and Linda
Visitation for Buddy will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Bras d’Or.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
“He never laid a stone in another man’s path”

7/27/2013 MacAdams Lake
Currie Fredrick 'Fred' Currie CBP 3/16/2013
Fredrick 'Fred' Currie
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: March 14th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Fredrick Alexander Currie of Sydney on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Jean (Mann) Currie.
He was a member of Saint Anthony Daniel parish. He was a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University, class of 1960. His career spanned over 25 years with Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia where he worked as their Financial Manager. Prior to that, Fred was very active in the family grocery store business on Alexandra Street. Fred will be missed by his gang of regulars at both the Tarabish table, and the Bean Bank.
Surviving are Marlene and Douglas of Halifax, and John (Karen Palmer) both of Vancouver. Also surviving are his grandsons Sheamus, Riley, Stash, Lucas and Palmer, of whom he was so proud.
He is survived by several cousins, as well as many of his late wife's family, who in many instances were the same as brothers and sisters to him. Fred also leaves behind several close in-laws.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, the former Florie Tynski, in 2007, as well as several in-laws.
Visitation for the late Mr. Currie will take place from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel second level. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

3/14/2013 Sydney
Currie Gerald Currie CBP 8/10/2013
Gerald Currie
Born: June 21st, 1932
Passed on: August 8th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Gerald Currie at his home on Aug. 8, 2013.
Gerald was born on June 21, 1932, to the late Malcolm and Margaret (Curry) Currie.
Gerald is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Marie Francis (Morrison) Currie; two daughters, Amelia (Kevin) Simmons, Glace Bay, Lana (Paul) Hebert, Moncton; and three sons, Jerry (Stephanie) Currie, Tanglewood, Adrain (Norma Mugford) Currie, Reserve Mines, Dannie (Lois) Currie, Reserve Mines.
Gerald is survived by his pride and joy in life, his 10 grandchildren, Stephen (Neha) Simmons, Shaun (Crystal) Simmons, Amanda (Dave) Smith, Sarah (Jordan) Currie, Christopher (Melissa) Currie, Maria Currie, Denis Hébert, Jeremy Hébert, André Hébert, Célina Hébert, and two great-grandsons, Ayden Simmons and Cole Simmons.
Gerald is survived by sisters, Thelma Mackie, Margaret (Sonny) Treige, Donna Currie and brother, Leonard (Betty) Currie. Also, he is survived by sisters-in-law, Theresa Currie, Peggy Currie and Mary Ellen Polegato. Gerald is survived and admired by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his sisters, Nora MacNamara, Patsy Roach, Anglorum Currie, Anna Currie and brothers, Neil, John, Ambrose, Joseph and Allister.
Gerald was a humble, spiritual and loving family man.
Gerald was a miner for 40 years. During these years he risked his life as a rescue draegerman in the 26 mining explosions and fires in 1977 and 1980. In addition he was proud to compete with his draegermen’s team in local, national and international competitions.
Gerald served on the parish council numerous times, working on various committees to improve the lives of people within his local and wider community. He was very generous and supported many charities including years of sponsoring children through World Vision. Following his retirement he worked tirelessly to restore and maintain St. Joseph’s and Holy Family Parish Cemetery. He appreciated and was proud to be joined by many cemetery volunteers and the work that they accomplished.
In keeping with Gerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass will be officiated by Fr. Dan Boudreau, con-celebrated by Fr. Reggie Currie and Fr. Ray Huntley on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish Church, 22 Main St., Reserve Mines. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s and Holy Family Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall located in the basement of the church.
Family flowers only please. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s and Holy Family Cemetery or a charity of your choice and would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Gerald’s good character
And the kindness of his heart
Won the affection of his loved ones.
Gerald was loved by all.

8/8/2013 21/06/1932
Currie John 'Greg' Currie CBP 6/24/2013
John 'Greg' Currie
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: June 22nd, 2013
It is with broken hearts, we announce Greg’s passing at home on June 22, 2013.
He was predeceased by his parents, John Allen and Mae (Flynn) Currie as well as his sister, Mary (Babe), an infant son, and his father-in law, Bill Kennedy.
Greg is survived by Marilyn, his loving wife of 48 years as well as his son Ken (Mary) and their children Mark and Courtney; his daughter Melinda (Wayne) and their son Alex; and his son Kyle (Lynne) and their children Allen and Christopher. Also surviving are his brother Sandy (Kaye), sister Sheila (Gary) MacPhee, his mother-in-law Frances Kennedy, brothers-in-law Martin and Billy Kennedy, and many nieces and nephews.
Greg was a laboratory technologist. Having worked for 35 years at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Glace Bay General, he retired in 1997. Greg enjoyed music, gardening and carpentry but his true passion was his family.
Visitation will be at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Tuesday, June 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place at St. Anne’s Church on Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. The Rev Leo Boone will be officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
Greg was truly loved, greatly respected and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

6/22/2013 Glace Bay
Currie Margaret (Stevenson) Currie CBP 1/4/2013
Margaret (Stevenson) Currie
Passed on: January 1st, 2013
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our precious mother, Margaret Reid Cheyne (Stevenson) Currie, Glace Bay on Jan. 1, 2013.
Besides her parents, Margaret and Robert Stevenson, of New Aberdeen, Margaret was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1992.
She leaves with cherished memories her children, Wayne (Amelia), Halifax, Bobby (Francine), Brossard, Que., Beverly, Toronto, Peter (Sue), Kentville, Peggy (Willie McInnis), Dominion, Kathy, Edmonton, Debbie (Jackie Butts), Glace Bay, Denise (Tim Huttemann), Nelson, B.C., Daryl (Illeana), Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, David (Shawna), Slave Lake, Alta., and Paul (Lori) Halifax; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Margaret is also survived by her brother, Bobby (Sylvia) Stevenson, Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Rose Stevenson, Glace Bay; brother-in-law, George Gramada, Georgetown; sister-in-law, Lalie Head, Glace Bay and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by her brother, Freddy Stevenson; sisters, Olive (Arnold MacLeod), Molly (Junior Traboulsee) and Helen Gramada; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Allie and Dot Currie, Glace Bay, Dannie and Georgie Currie, Hamilton, Kay and Gussie Wadden, Glace Bay, Lutsie and Len Shaw, Glace Bay and Tom Head, Glace Bay.
Her goal in life was to provide a warm, nurturing and loving home for her family. She loved the outdoors, gardening, sharing campfires with family in Ben Eoin, and exploring Cape Breton with her daughter Peggy. She loved to read and had a keen interest in politics and current events.
We were truly blessed to have a mother who was always loving, kind, thoughtful and supportive. She is very much loved and will be forever missed. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Cremation has taken place. Burial service at a later date.
"For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne".
- Robby Burns

1/1/2013
Currie Patrick Darrell Currie CBP 5/11/2013
Patrick Darrell Currie
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: May 6th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family of Patrick Darrell Currie announce his sudden passing on Monday, May 6, 2013, in Calgary, Alta.
Born in North Sydney, on Nov. 2, 1958, he was the son of the late John and Christina (Gillis) Currie of MacAdams Lake.
Darrell served as a Cpl. In the military for 21 years as a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and later mustered to the Air Force as a refinisher. Upon retiring he drove tractor trailers, a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. Darrell retired in Stettler, Alta., where he liked living, as it reminded him of his childhood. He was a fan of all sports, played hockey and loved watching his New York Rangers.
He is survived by his loving companion, Sherry Morrison; his siblings, Jean (Roddie) Musgrave, Frenchvale, Martina Coffin, Sydney, Diane Currie, Montreal, Larry (Susan) Currie, Kingston, N.S., Carolyn (Ross MacDonald), Sydney, his twin, Darlene (Ed) Gilson, Ottawa, Elaine (Sheldon) Mikkelsen, Mira Gut; sister in-law, Margaret Ellen Currie, MacAdams Lake; and brother-in-law, Frank MacEachern, Sydney, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, life-time friend Johnny MacKinnon and all members of Sherry’s family.
Besides his parents Darrell was predeceased by brothers, John Patrick in infancy and John Alexander, nieces, Kimberly, Jennifer, nephew, Blaise and brother in-law, Carmen Coffin.
In honoring Darrell’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, East Bay.
Donations may be made to Talbot House or the renovation fund of St. Mary’s Church, East Bay.

5/6/2013 North Sydney
Cuzner David William 'Cuzie' Cuzner CBP 5/8/2013
David William 'Cuzie' Cuzner
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: May 7th, 2013
David William Cuzner ‘Cuzie’, 70, of Sydney Mines, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney Mines, on Feb. 12, 1943, he was the youngest son of the late Ralph and Pearl Cuzner.
Dave is lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Doreen (Barrie) Cuzner; his daughter, Deborah Cuzner-Hyndman, Ottawa, and her sons, Curtis and Jameson; his son, David (Sarah), P.E.I., and their four children, Ethan, Abigail, Henry and Austin; by marriage, a daughter, Valrie Devoe-Marr; son, Melvin B. Devoe, and his children, Kriselle and Joshua. He is also survived by his brother, Rev. Arthur E. Cuzner; many nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and many dear friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley and Joseph, and twin grandchildren, Emily and Olivia.
According to Cuzie’s wishes, there will be no formal wake or funeral. Cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 7-9 p.m., to accommodate his many friends.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
Rest in peace, my love, until we meet again.

5/7/2013 Sydney Mines
Dalton Pat Dalton CBP 5/25/2013
Pat Dalton
Passed in: Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: May 21st, 2013
A well-known and admired resident of Grande Cache, Pat Dalton, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2013 at the Grande Cache Community Health Complex after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his treasured family when he was freed of suffering. He passed away at the tender age of 58.
Cherishing his life and remembering him always, is his loving family; wife and life partner, Rose and their children, Yvonne (Seth) Mortensen of Grande Cache, Alta. And Leeann (Trevor) Kerschbaumer of Fairview, Alta. Also surviving Pat are his precious grandchildren, Nash, Tessa, Seiara and Georgia. Pat is survived by one brother, Charles (Joanne) Dalton of St. Catharines, Ont., sister, Shirleen (Eric) Clarke of North Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S. Pat leaves behind his many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends.
Pat was predeceased by his mother, Christine; father-in-law, Bill; mother-in-law, Yvonne and brother-in-law, Paul.
Memorial services for Pat will be held on May 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Grande Cache United Church with Pastor Roger Manuel presiding. In keeping with Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of a floral tribute, a donation can be made to the Grande Cache Community Health Complex, Box 629, Grande Cache, Alta., T0E 0Y0 in Pat Dalton’s memory.
To leave a condolence or expression of sympathy online, please visit www.mountainrose.ca.

5/21/2013
Dauphinee Joyce MacRae-Dauphinee CBP 3/6/2013
Joyce MacRae-Dauphinee
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: March 3rd, 2013
Joyce Winnifred MacRae-Dauphinee, 65, of Bayside, passed away March 3, 2013, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of Alex MacRae and the late Eileen (Harnish) MacRae. Joyce was a member of CGIT and graduated from Riverview Rural High School. After completion of her hairdressing course in Sydney, she worked in BC, Ontario and Halifax. Joyce then went on to work for over 22 years with the Canadian Cancer Society. She was very proud to have obtained her private pilot's license and loved flying to new places. Joyce was also a very talented seamstress having made a lot of her own clothes as well as clothes for others and also loved keeping in touch with her friends on facebook.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Russell; sister, Linda MacRae Triff; brother, Donald MacRae as well as several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, aunts and uncles.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. At Joyce's request, there will be no visitation or funeral.
Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bide Awhile Animal Shelter.

3/3/2013 North Sydney
Dauphinee Margaret 'Peggy' Dauphinee CBP 8/31/2013
Margaret 'Peggy' Dauphinee
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Ingonish Centre
Passed on: August 30th, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we the family, announce the passing of our wonderful Mom and best friend, on August 30, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, a daughter of the late Ada and Colin MacVicar.
She married the love of her life, John James, and together raised seven children. Mom was known for her quick wit, great sense of humor and her ability to tell it like it is. A devoted mother, her greatest joy in life was spending time with and being surrounded by her family. Mom loved children, laughter, good food and her ‘cup of tea’. She was an avid reader of real life events, history and local culture. In recent years, she never missed her 9 p.m. episode of Nancy Grace!
Peggy is survived by daughters Ann Marie (Tom), Edmonton, Nancy, Albert Bridge, Mia (Bobby), Halifax; sons, Allan (Corien), Rimbey, AB, Peter, Sydney, and Robert (Tina), Tarbotvale; her special grandchildren, Olivia and Emily, John-James, Karla, Michael, Wendy, Kevin, Glenn, Dylan and Alex; great grandchildren, MacKenzie, Alena and Declan, Evan, Alex and Savannah and by many nieces and nephews. Also survived by sisters Marilyn and Betty; brother Lawrence; sisters-in-law Caddy and Kay.
She was predeceased by her loving husband James and precious son, Joseph.
A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care nurses and Dr. Mary Ann Campbell.
Visitation for Mrs. Dauphinee will take place on Sunday, September 1 at 37142 Cabot Trail, Ingonish from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church with Rev. Ajit Kerketta officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Ingonish.
Donations in Mom’s memory to Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care.
Online condolences to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
“We, her sons and daughters know that we have been blessed to have the greatest Mom ever.”

8/30/2013 Sydney
Dauphinee Matilda Elizabeth Dauphinee CBP 1/24/2013
Matilda Elizabeth Dauphinee
Born: August 26th, 1925
Passed on: January 23rd, 2013
We are so deeply saddened to announce the passing of our precious Mumma, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on Jan. 23, 2013.
Mum passed away peacefully at home where she wanted to be with eight of her daughters, our husbands, some of her many grandchildren and even a great-granddaughter as well as her daughter-in-law, Anna Marie, Paul’s wife.
In her early years, Mum began training to be a nurse when a friend, Anita Dauphinee-Mahe introduced her to the man she would spend the next 65 years of her life with, our Da, Omar. Mum was a proud member of the Canadian Air Force and served in Ottawa. She did much of the paperwork for Da in his role as service officer for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78. Mum devoted her life to her husband, and to raising her 15 children.
She was a gentle soul who always had such wise advice for each one of us. Even though she was raising a large young family, she took her own Mumma in to live with her and, as well, she helped look after her mother-in-law and later took her father-in-law to live with the family. Whatever she did, it was done with a quiet humbleness and would never expect or even want to receive praise. She tried to instill these qualities in each of her children.
Mum was one of the original members of the CWL in our area, first in St. Eugene’s parish and later moving to Immaculate Conception parish. Mum considered these ladies to be her best friends and missed their contact when she was no longer able to be active in this ministry. Mum was a woman of very strong faith, with a great devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
Tillie was the daughter of the late Michael D. Dunn and his wife Elizabeth McNeil Dunn.
She is survived by 14 of her 15 children, 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. She is also survived by her 32 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters Margaret Molesky, Patricia Ferguson; her brothers, Gerard, Francis, Tony and Joey; as well as many favoured nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Omar in October 2011, and her precious son, Paul, Jan. 25, 2012. She was also predeceased by a little brother Michael.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. The funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception with Fr. Danny Boudreau officiating.
In lieu flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Light luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

1/23/2013
DAVIDSON ROY CLARENCE DAVIDSON CBP 8/31/2013

ROY CLARENCE DAVIDSON,
AUG 30,2012.
We knew little that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Forever loved and missed by wife Marie,
children, Joyce, Rhonda, Clinton.

8/30/2013
Day Bernard Day CBP 7/2/2013
Bernard Day
Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: June 10th, 1939
Passed in: Alder Point
Passed on: June 30th, 2013
Bernard Francis Day of Alder Point passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney on June 30, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Bras d'Or he was the son of the late Walter Steven and Annie Regis (Jessome) Day.
Bernard was a lifetime resident of Bras d'Or. He was a retired electrician and proud member of the IBEW local #1852. Bernard will always be remembered as a local handyman who could fix almost anything, his love of playing music and fishing. He was well loved for his calm and easy going nature.
Bernard was predeceased by his wife of 27 years Norma Joan Day.
Bernard is survived by two sons Blair (Debbie), Jonathan (Stacey); and his grandson Desmond.
Also survived by nine brothers and sisters, Theresa MacLean, Mildred (Jack) Winstanley, Urban (Pat), Joan (Billy) Nugent, Alvin (Mary Francis), Ketha Fahey, Billy (Marcella), Miriam (Vic) Gouthro and Wanda (Alex) Rideout.
He was also predeceased by three brothers David Wayne, Reggie and Alexander.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will be held, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Immediately following the mass, a reception honouring his life will be held at St. Joseph Hall, Bras d'Or.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

6/30/2013
Day Joseph Day CBP 4/11/2013
Joseph Day
Born In: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 9th, 2013
It is with great sadness, we the family of Joseph Day, age 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Emma (Langdown) Day.
He worked for many years as a steward on the Marine Atlantic vessels until his retirement. Joe had a passion for boats and loved spending time near the water and building his miniature dories.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Anne (Evans) Day; his five sons, George (Judy), Balls Creek, Calvin (Cynthia), Ron (Valerie), both of North Sydney, Joe (April), Timberlea, and Ward (Wendy), Toronto; his 12 grandchildren, Heather, Krissy, Greg, Jordan, Mike, Nicole, Courtney, Meagan, Nathan, Miranda, Adam and MacKenzie and three great-grandchildren, Bramwell, Bradlee and Benjamin.
Joseph was predeceased by a son, William Day and sisters, Sarah Langdown, Gertie Bungay and Mabel Moore.
Visitation for Joseph will be held 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 at 2 p.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

4/9/2013 Harbour Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
de Sanctis Sally (MacKenzie) de Sanctis CBP 1/29/2013
Sally (MacKenzie) de Sanctis
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: January 24th, 2013
Born Sally Jessie MacKenzie in Sydney, N.S. Passed away in Vancouver, Jan. 24 2013.
Predeceased by her husband, Carlos de Sanctis.
Survived by her daughter, Tesil Henry; granddaughter, Salem Henry; son-in-law, John Henry; great-granddaughters, Mercedes and Presley Jane and nieces and nephews.
She will be missed.

1/24/2013 Sydney
Deacon Murdock Deacon CBP 6/26/2013
Murdock Deacon
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 24th, 2013
Murdock Deacon, Cartier Street, Sydney, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, Murdock was a son of the late Clarence and Susan (Murrin) Deacon.
Murdock was formerly employed with Roger’s Washers and Appliances. He was quite the character, who could tell a good story and loved quilting.
Surviving are his brothers, Clarence, Picton, Ont., Roy, Brantford, Ont., Melvin, Lindsay, Ont., Phyllis, Dorchester, Ont., Evelyn, Sarnia, Ont. And Marie, Sydney; many nieces and nephews, as well as his very special friend, James Power.
There will be no visitation or service. 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.

6/24/2013 Sydney
Dean Frederick Dean CBP 2/15/2013
Frederick Dean
Born: December 16th, 1916
Passed on: February 14th, 2013
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick Wilcox Dean, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
Born on Dec. 31, 1916, Fred was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Dean.
He was a veteran (RCNVR) of the Second World War and was later employed by Sydney Steel in the Metallurgical Department. Fred attended First United Church, where he was a life elder. A kind and gentle man, for many friends who had young children and grandchildren in the 1970s, he will be remembered for bringing Santa Claus into their lives on Christmas Eve.
Surviving are his wife of 74 years, Mildred (Oake); sons, Jack (Eleanor), Calgary, David (Karen), Toronto and Alfred (Janet), Sydney; brother, Robert, Sydney; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, John, Gerald and Edward and sister, Margaret (MacInnis).
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Sunday 2 p.m., with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sydney VON or Loaves & Fishes.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
“If I can speak before I die, these are the words I would apply to Mildred, my devoted wife and best friend, sons, Jack, David, Alfred and families …. This life for me has been truly blessed. I have loved you til the very last. Weep not for me, but courage take. Love each other for my sake.”

2/14/2013 16/12/1916
Dean Freeman Dean CBP 9/13/2013
Freeman Dean
Born In: Dean Settlement Musquodoboit Harbour
Passed in: Edwardsville
Passed on: September 11th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that the loving family of Freeman MacKay Dean announce his passing to spirit on Sept. 11, 2013.
Freeman was 67 years old and proud he was going to Dalhousie University after all these years, as he donated his body to science to help find a cure for pancreatitis.
Freeman is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rose (MacLean) of Sydney; daughter, Karen and granddaughter Clarie, Point Edward; son, Ally Freeman Dean and his wife Shelley (O'Neil), Bateston; grandson, Jude and granddaughter, Bhreagh. Freeman is also survived by two sisters, Vivian (Robert) Taylor, Dartmouth, and Nina (John) Manthorne, Wellington, N.S.
He will also be mourned by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gordon and Lexie Reid, John and Karen MacLean, William and Ann Diagle, Betty O'Neil and Eileen Willams. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many dear friends.
He held a special place close in his heart for many.
He was born and raised in Dean Settlement, Musquodoboit Valley, N.S. and worked most of his career as a heavy duty mechanic for the City of Dartmouth and Halifax Regional Municipality, until his retirement in February of 2009. He spent his remaining years in Cape Breton with his loving wife, children, grandchildren, granddog Burton, family and friends. He was loved by all, for he was generous in the giving of his time to family and friends.
Burial will take place in three years time in Christmas Island, Cape Breton.
Two Celebrations Of Life for Freeman will take place — one at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, N.S. on Sunday Sept 15 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow at the funeral home. The second will take place at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Dean Settlement, Musquodoboit on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m., with reception to follow.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

9/11/2013 Dean Settlement, Musquodoboit Harbour
Dean Harriet (Foote) Dean CBP 3/11/2013
Harriet (Foote) Dean
Born In: Lamaline, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: March 10th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the peaceful passing of Harriet Dean on March 10, 2013, at the Cove Guest Home.
Born in Lamaline, Newfoundland, she came to Whitney Pier at the age of five.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Hepditch) Foote.
Harriet was very active in St. Alban’s Church, where she was confirmed and married. She was a Sunday school teacher, served on the Altars Guild and ACW, and billeted many visiting clergy. Harriet later moved to Sydney and became active at Christ Church (Church of Christ the King) for many years. Harriet took part in activities at the Cove and enjoyed her stay.
Harriet is survived by her son, Stanley (Fran), Sydney; daughter-in-law Betty, Albert Bridge; sister-in-law Audrey, Ottawa; five grandchildren, Ann Mombourquette (Dave), Whitney Pier, Brian (Doris), Albert Bridge, Brent (Peggy), New Brunswick, Blair (Joanne), Gatineau, Kevin (Cheryl), Sydney; seven great-grandchildren, Charmaine and Kimberley, Sean and Cory, David; Noelle and Matthew; along with many nieces and nephews.
Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Howard M. (1965) and her son, Howard, Jr., (1989), sisters, Gertrude, Dorothy, Blanche and brothers, Eric, Cyril, Stanley and Leslie.
Cremation has taken place, and at mum’s request there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cove, Christ the King or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

3/10/2013 Lamaline, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Dean John 'Jack' Dean CBP 11/23/2013
John 'Jack' Dean
Born In: Birch Grove
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: November 20th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John (Jack) Dean on
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at home at age 80.
Jack was born in Birch Grove the son of John & Florence (Earle) Dean.
He was predeceased by three bothers, six sisters, three half-brothers and two grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of 58 years Evelyn (Brufatto) Dean; his daughter Marion (Kevin) MacDougall of Calgary, AB; his three sons Stephen (Cindy) Dean, Clyde (Nancy) Dean of Glace Bay, Derrick (Gloria) Dean of Lloydminster, AB his sister Ann McLeod and brother Donald Dean of Glace Bay, 12 grandchildren and
12 great grandchildren.
Jack was a coal miner for 32 years and was known for his keen sense of humor and his story telling. He will be sadly missed by his Thursday night dart buddies.
At Jack's request cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at Curry's Funeral Home 775 Main St.,
Glace Bay, with visitation from 12 p.m. ‐ 2 p.m. Service will take place at 2:00pm. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating.
Online condolences May be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
Jack's wife and family would like to thank the paramedics for their professional care and support.

11/20/2013 Birch Grove
Dearing Albert Patrick Dearing CBP 4/2/2013
Albert Patrick Dearing
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: March 29th, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Albert Patrick Dearing on March 29, 2013, at Arborstone Nursing Home, Halifax, surrounded by his family.
Born in Sydney, N.S., on July 2, 1958, Albert was the son of Harry (Marilyn) Dearing of Barrie, ON and the late Rita (Leblanc) Dearing.
Albert will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sheila Dearing; daughters, Terry Jo and Lisa; stepchildren, AJ and Jennifer; grandchildren, Zander, Augusta, Brittney and Kenneth; brothers, John (Shirley) Dearing and Doug (Lisa) Dearing; sisters, Bernadette (Allan) Burke and Jane (Mick) MacEachern; and sister-in-law, Jocelyn Dearing. Albert will be sadly missed and remembered by his nieces and nephews, Wayne, Crystal, Kenton, Koreena, Brooke, Haley, Leigh Ann, Kyle, Natasha, Alicia, Daniel, Melissa and Tabbatha; great-nephew and niece, Brooklyn and Cohen as well as other family members and friends.
Besides his mother, Albert was predeceased by brothers, Harry and Wayne, sister, Corenia, nephew, Todd and niece, Tabatha.
Visitation for the late Albert Patrick Dearing will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, April 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate Albert’s life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Albert may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

3/29/2013 Sydney
Dearing Yvonne (LeCointe) Dearing CBP 7/23/2013
Yvonne (LeCointe) Dearing
Born In: Birch Grove
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: July 22nd, 2013
Yvonne Dearing, 85, of Maxie Street, Glace Bay, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Birch Grove, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Gilday) LeCointe
Yvonne was a member of Holy Cross Church. She held various jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a very outgoing and active lady. She belonged to the ladies auxiliary and dart club of the RCL Branch 12, Sydney. Yvonne was also a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Glace Bay Hospital. Some of her hobbies included, baking, knitting, dancing and doing crossword puzzles.
Yvonne was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four daughters, Anna Lee Cole (Bob), Debi Ryan, Cathy Boone (Cecil) all in Glace Bay, Norma Slade (Peter), Reserve Mines; five sons, Ronnie (Pam), David (Lynn), Brian (Brenda), all in Ontario, Kevin (Nancy), Dominion, Bruce (Jan), Ontario; numerous grand and great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Theresa LeCointe and Sue MacKinnon.
Yvonne was predeceased by her husband, Ray Dearing, two sons, Jimmie, Ray Jr., one brother, Abbie and one sister, Molly.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee is Thursday, 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church followed by a reception in the church hall. After the reception interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Members of the legion will form an honour guard at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.

7/22/2013 Birch Grove
DeBow Dr. Shirley (Hodder) DeBow CBP 4/4/2013
Dr. Shirley (Hodder) DeBow
Born In: Springhill
Passed on: March 25th, 2013
Dr. Shirley DeBow (nee Hodder) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Honourable Judge Gerald DeBow, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2013, at the age of 68 years.
Shirley was born to Reverend H.G. Hodder and Blanche (nee Garland) Hodder on May 8, 1944, in Springhill, N.S., and spent her childhood in North Sydney on Cape Breton Island.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Gerry; her children, Jeremy (Petra) DeBow of Lethbridge, Dr. Suzanne (Travis) Sjovold of Edmonton, and Dr. Adrienne (Lucas) Matheson of Edmonton; grandchildren, Noah, Klara, Stella, Fraya, Maryn, Grayson and Bronson; her brother Arthur (Sharon) Hodder of Halifax; her nieces, Allison Hannah, Tracey Hoyt, Angela Fitzhugh, Diane Harpell and Tiffany Savary; and nephew Gary Hoyt.
Shirley is predeceased by both her parents and her sister, Alice Hoyt.
Shirley attended Dalhousie University, the Maritime School of Social Work, where she met her husband Gerald and, after moving with him to Alberta in 1966, attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work.
Shirley served as the 10th Chancellor of the University of Lethbridge from 2003-07, and received an Honourary Degree from the U of L in 2008 for her extensive community service efforts.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at University Hall Atrium at the University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, with Judge Jerry LeGrandeur officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Shirley’s memory to the Senate Award at the University of Lethbridge. Proceeds will be used to support a literacy award for students. Gifts can be made by calling 403-329-2582, online at www.uleth.ca/giving/make-gift or by sending a cheque to University Advancement, 4401 University Dr., Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 1-800-382-2901.
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.

3/25/2013 Springhill
DeGiobbi Afred DeGiobbi CBP 8/28/2013
Afred DeGiobbi
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: August 21st, 2013
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Alfred DeGiobbi, announce his sudden passing on Aug. 21, 2013 in Ontario.
Born in New Waterford on July 7, 1942, he was the son of the late Ralph (Skag) and Annie Mae (MacLean) DeGiobbi.
He was employed at Fisher's Governor Ltd. Until his retirement. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Alfred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Miriam Joan (Bennett); daughters, Cindy (Barry) Bracegirdle, P.E.I. and Charlotte of Kitchener; son, Glenard of Winthrop, Ont.; only grandchild, Bearon of P.E.I.; sisters, Edith DeGiobbi and Pauline McKenzie and brother, Ralph (Andrea) DeGiobbi, New Waterford. He is also survived by nieces, Ralphalyn McKenzie and Debora DeGiobbi; nephews, Raphael, Andrew and Ian DeGiobbi in Alberta and brother-in-law, William Bennett in Ontario.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place on Aug. 31, 2013, in Woodstock, Ont.

8/21/2013 New Waterford
Delorey Mary Delorey CBP 11/7/2013
Mary Delorey
Born In: Petit de Grat
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: November 5th, 2013
Mary Clara Delorey, 86, of Halifax formerly of West Arichat, passed away suddenly at her home in Halifax on Nov. 5, 2013.
Born in Petit de Grat, she was a daughter of the late Remi and May (Burns) Boudreau.
Mary was the last surviving member of her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Joan (Roddie) McMullen, Rosemond, Leanne Delorey; sons, Paul DesLauriers (Jennifer), Everett (Ann), Lloyd (Kim), Larry (Emily), Peter (Dawn), Dwaine (Susan) Delorey; 25 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Delorey; son, Lloyd in infancy; brothers, Remi, Francis, Melvin Boudreau; sister, Mildred Forgeron; half-sister, Mathilda Cormier; grandson, Christian Delorey in infancy.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed doing for her family. Avid cribbage and bingo player. She loved to knit and make quilts. She enjoyed most her company and babies.
There will be visitation taking place at Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax on Nov. 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. Visitation will also take place at C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat on Nov. 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat with Rev. Andrew Gilles officiating. Burial to follow. A reception following the interment in the Acadiaville Hall, West Arichat.
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H.Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Mary, please visit www.chboudreau.com.

11/5/2013 Petit de Grat
Delorey Sister Sarah Jane (Sister St. John Bernard) Delorey
Delorey
CBP 12/30/2013
Born In: Pomquet
Passed in: Antigonish, Canada
Passed on: December 27th, 2013
Sister Sarah Jane Delorey, 96, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2013, at the CND Health Center in Sydney.
Born in Pomquet, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John Baptist Delorey and Catherine Agnes
Boudreau.
Besides her parents, Sister Sarah was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard, William, Edmund, Bernard,
Dominic, Francis, Clement and two sisters, Mary and Natalie.
Sister Sarah entered the Congregation and made final profession Aug. 24, 1945. She spent her entire
Religious Life at Mount St. Bernard, Antigonish in household services until her retirement. Her quiet
dedicated services to both the sisters and resident students is remembered with gratitude by those to
whom she ministered. Sister generously shared her skills and was most supportive and instructive with
those who worked with her. Sister was very devoted to her family and her work. She cherished her Acadian
roots and possessed a strong devotion to St. Anne and St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. She will be greatly
missed by her family and friends.
Visitation for Sister Sarah will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 9-11 a.m. at Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet,
followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Rev. P.J. Baccardax presiding. Interment in the parish
cemetery at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Online condolences www.clcurry.com.

12/27/2013 Pomquet
Dennis Mary 'Kiju' Dennis CBP 1/3/2013
Mary 'Kiju' Dennis
Born In: Barra Head
Born: December 23rd, 1935
Passed on: December 31st, 2012
Mary Jane Dennis passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born Dec. 23, 1935 in Barra Head, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lena (Francis) Battiste.
Mary Jane was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Some of Mary Jane's hobbies were playing bingo, double up, VLTs, playing cards and quilt making. She also drove the hospital taxi for over 40 years.
She is survived by her children, Lena Joe (stepdaughter); Francis, Mabel, Paula, Joyce Bernard, Clayton (Catherine), Wendy Francis, Lyndon, Peggy, Glenda, Perry, Connie, Andrea, Vicki, Tabitha, Melanie, Christopher, Robin, Dale and Dawn. She is also survived by 75 grandchildren; 106 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren; by brother, Frederick Battiste and sister, Annie Brooks, Shubie, along with her many godchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Dennis; daughter, Denise; son, Perry; stepson, Stephen; sisters, Mary May, Mabel, Theresa, Helen Francis, Mary Agnes Gloade and brothers, William Googoo and Steven Battiste and also by stepmother, Mary Googoo Battiste.
Visitation for Mary Jane Dennis will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Eskasoni.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

12/31/2012 Barra Head
Denny Norma Jean (MacLean) Denny CBP 8/1/2013
Norma Jean (MacLean) Denny
Born In: Florence
Passed in: Florence
It is with broken hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our mother, sister, aunt and friend, Norma Jean Denney (MacLean).
A lifetime resident of Florence, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Lillian MacLean (Pye).
Norma Jean was a devoted member of Wilson United Church, Florence, and actively involved with the Alzheimer's Society. She was an avid walker, runner and cyclist.
Her children were her pride and joy, she never missed a baseball or hockey game and received great enjoyment watching her daughter dance.
Norma Jean was the proud mother of three children, Matthew (Katie), Christopher and Allison. She is also survived by her four sisters and two brothers, Darlene (David) Bond, North Sydney, Carol (Jake) Wall, Bras d'Or, Laura Marsh, Sydney Mines, Michele (Gordie) Stewart, Leamington, Ont., Norman (Betty) Pye, Sydney Mines, and Ron MacLean, Bras d'Or.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Brian MacLean and brother-in-law, Barry Marsh.
She will be sadly missed by many, especially Dean Denney, Rejean Michele, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and a very close circle of friends.
Visitation for Norma Jean Denney will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, on Friday, Aug. 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence, with Rev. David Luker officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society, Wilson United Church, or a charity of one's choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
"I sing for my enjoyment, not for yours".


Florence
Deveau Cyril Deveau CBP 1/31/2013
Cyril Deveau
Born In: Cheticamp
Passed on: January 28th, 2013
Cyril Frederick Deveau, 48, of 14383 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, passed away on Jan. 28, 2013.
Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of Annie Mae (LeBlanc) Deveau and the late Arthur Deveau.
Cyril was a devoted and caring community member. He sat on various boards of directors, including the Cheticamp Co-op, Acadian Credit Union and Le Conseil Coopératif Acadien de la N-É. He was also a member of KOC Council No. 3850. Cyril was a past member of Le Club Kinsmen de Cheticamp and the Cheticamp Volunteer Fire Department.
Cyril was known as a hard worker and his work was more than a job; it was a true passion for him. He was branch manager at Bluewave Energy and owner of Deveau’s Car Wash.
Loving husband, father and grandfather, Cyril was loved, respected and appreciated by not only his family but his large family of friends and also his Bluewave family.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Deveau; son, Waylon Deveau, Cheticamp; daughter, Shandel Deveau, Halifax; two brothers, Willie (Jeannine), Cheticamp, and Donald (Darlene), Lower Sackville; one sister, Jaqueline (Darrell) Timmons, Cheticamp; and one grandchild, Silas.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Interment in the parish cemetery.
No flowers please due to family allergies. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

1/28/2013 Cheticamp
Deveaux Abbie Deveaux CBP 7/3/2013
Abbie Deveaux
Born In: North Sydney
Born: March 2nd, 1932
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 1st, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Abbie Elizabeth Deveaux on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born on March 2, 1932 in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Abbot and Elizabeth (Parks) Keagan, of Forrest Street, North Sydney.
Ma was employed at the City Hospital in Sydney for 30 years until her retirement.
Some of her favourite past times were playing bingo, two to three times a week, watching the Toronto Blue Jays and tennis. Ma also enjoyed having family Christmas dinners. She will be remembered by her family and friends for being down to earth and her great sense of humor.
Ma is survived by her sons, Larry ‘Tete’ (Betty), Terry, Allan (Michelle) and Ronald (Marlene); and daughters, Johann (Ray Clements), Heather (John MacSween), Nancy (Shaune Porga). Abbie also leaves behind her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Doucette, Dartmouth; brother, Emmanuel (Rosella) Keagan, North Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Ma was predeceased by her husbands, Larry Deveaux and Ron Hawco; sisters, Elsie Whalen, Anna Deveaux and Jean keeping; brothers, Reginald, Lawrence, Gordon, William, Earl, Lloyd and Kenny. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Lawrence Clements and daughter-in-law, Debbie Deveaux.
Visitation for the late Abbie Elizabeth Deveaux will be held today (Wed., July 3) at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Alex MacLellan officiating. A reception following the mass will take place at the Pier Community Funeral Home. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Abbie may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.
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.

7/1/2013 North Sydney
Deveaux Debra 'Debbie' Deveaux CBP 6/24/2013
Debra 'Debbie' Deveaux
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: June 22nd, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Debra ‘Debbie’ Deveaux on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, Debbie was the daughter of the late Leonard ‘Bill’ and Margaret (Epifano) Fernandes.
Family was everything to Debbie. She was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. Debbie will be remembered by family and friends for being caring and set in her ways.
Debbie is survived by her loving family, husband, Terry Deveaux; children, Rikki (Melissa), Natalie (Charles) Hopkins, Terrilynn and Kelsey; and granddaughters, Jamie Lynn, Ella, and Katie; brothers, Paul, and Glen Fernandes; sister, Gail Fernandes; as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends.
Visitation for the late Debra ‘Debbie’ Deveaux will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, June 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Debbie may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, VON Canada or Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund.
At this time, the Deveaux family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the doctors and nurses for their professional and tender care of Debbie in her time of need.
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.

6/22/2013 Sydney
DEVEAUX Helen Bernice The Inverness Oran 10/17/2013
HELEN BERNICE DEVEAUX

Helen Bernice Deveaux, age 61, of Cheticamp, died October 8th, 2013, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Auguste and Bertha (Reardon) Deveaux. Bernice loved the outdoors, whether it be walking or working in her flowers. She adored her children, grandchildren and her dogs. She was a joy to be around and was always there for those in need. She will be forever in our hearts. She is survived by sons Dale (Janelle), Cheticamp; David (Tanya), Moncton, N.B.; daughter Shelley (Claudie), Cheticamp; brother Roger Deveaux, Toronto; sisters Effie Roach, Toronto; Dolly MacNeil, Cheticamp; Ruth Boudreau, Cheticamp; Jean Gallant, Toronto; Carol Anne Deveaux, Cheticamp; grandchildren Isaac, Lane, Halle, Ryder; her best friend, Judy Muise. The body was cremated. Funeral mass was held on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund or SPCA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: hinkleyd@hotmail.com.

10/8/2013 CHETICAMP,CBI
Deveaux Joseph 'Jeep' Deveaux CBP 1/15/2013
Joseph 'Jeep' Deveaux
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: January 12th, 2013
Joseph Eugene ‘Jeep’ Deveaux, 86, Eastern Passage, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2013, at the Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Waterford in 1926, he was the son of the late Telesphore and Eliza (Aucoin) Deveaux.
Predeceased by two brothers in infancy, he leaves behind his wife, Shirley (née Hunt); his sister, Rita Connors; children, Cheryl (Gerry) McDaniel, Laurie, Janine (Pat Rossall), Robert (Cheryle (née Stubbert) and Kevin (Megan); grandchildren, Elysse, Meaghan, Natalee (Derek) Stephens, Kaitlyn, Emma, Zachary, Michaela, Sydney, Ewan and Flavie; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Nora and Jack; and several nieces, nephews and their families.
He was married in 1952 and they moved to Eastern Passage in 1957.
He was a veteran of the Second World War, where he was posted to the HMCS North Battle ford and the HMCS Huntsville.
After the war he returned to New Waterford and worked in the coal mines for several years. In 1954, he decided to re-enter the Navy, first being posted to CFB Shearwater and then CFB Halifax. Prior to his retirement in 1975, he rose to the rank of chief warrant officer, having served with pride on many ships, including the HMCS Bonaventure.
In 1972, he was elected Halifax County councillor for Eastern Passage-Cow Bay, a post he held through several elections until he retired in 1996. During that time he oversaw the development of new infrastructure in the communities, including sewer and water, the first Eastern Passage Junior High School, new housing developments and a new fire hall. He was a driving force behind the establishment of community schools and opening access to the local schools for evening activities. As a member of the Halifax County council he was also the long-standing chairperson of the recreation committee, a member of the Halifax County-Bedford School Board and spent one term as deputy warden. He also served terms on the boards of Metro Transit Commission, the Halifax Waterfront Development Corp. and the Dartmouth General Hospital.
He was extremely active in the Eastern Passage-Cow Bay community, first having served on the boards of the Athletic Association and the Ratepayers Association in the 1960s.
He was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s parish.
He was also involved in the management of Oceanview Manor. He was a charter member of the Eastern Passage-Cow Bay Lions Club and an active member of the legion (Caen Branch), the Buffalo Club (Lodge 8686) the Knights of Columbus and the Eastern Passage Benevolent Society.
He was a part of the group that created the community newspaper The Beacon and he was a founding member of the Eastern Passage-Cow Bay Summer Carnival committee.
Grampy is remembered for his tremendous generosity, his presence at every family event and special occasion, his hugs and kisses and his signature boxes of Smarties. Christmas will never be the same without his special gifts and his famous stuffing. He will be remembered for his passion for the game of golf and fondly missed for his daily telephone calls.
Visitation will take place at the Eastern Passage Funeral Home between 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Memorial mass will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Eastern Passage at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Reception to follow at the Eastern Passage-Cow Bay Lions Club.
Online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfunerahome.ca.
Donations can be made to the Eastern Passage Benevolent Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers.

1/12/2013 New Waterford
Deveaux Marie Hélène Deveaux CBP 8/16/2013
Marie Hélène Deveaux
Born In: Cheticamp
Passed in: Cheticamp
Passed on: August 14th, 2013
Marie Hélène Deveaux, 87 of Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp died Aug. 14, 2013 at the residence.
Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Josephine (LeBlanc) Romard.
Mom welcomed everyone with open arms. She was equally happy when surrounded by family, picking berries or cooking Acadian food.
She is survived by three daughters, Charlotte (Harold) Greencorn, Guysborough, Vickie (Paul) Thompson, Sydney Mines, Simone (Eddie) MacMillan, Judique; two sons, Hector Deveaux, Calgary, Stephen (Sylvia) Deveaux, North Sydney; three brothers, Severin (Betty) Romard, Ulric (Lillian) Romard and Roger (Susan) Romard, all of Ottawa; five sisters, Germaine Boudreau, Halifax, Sr. Cecilia Dora Romard, Toronto, Thérèse Bilkey, Toronto, Agnes (Vincent) Desveaux, Whitby, Ont. And Dorothy Larade, Cheticamp; three grandchildren, Paulette Thompson, Toronto, Curtis (Shana) Lamorie and Jillian Lamorie, both of Calgary; one great-grandchild, Shanley Deveaux, North Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerard Arthur Deveaux and three brothers, Wilfred, Arthur and Aurele.
Visitation will be held today (Friday) from 6-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset, the Alzheimers Society or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

8/14/2013 Cheticamp
Devison Gerald Leslie Devison CBP 6/6/2013
Gerald Leslie Devison
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay/Sydney
Passed on: June 3rd, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Gerald Devison on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late James and Eva Mary (Leslie) Devison.
He was employed with the railroad out west, before moving home to Glace Bay.
Gerald enjoyed camping, working in the garden, going for walks. He loved all animals. Gerald was a kind soul and good natured person that would help anyone in need.
Gerald is survived by his sister, Monica Devison, Glace Bay; his caregiver and very best friend, Theresa Clarke, Sydney.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Lillian Mae Clarke.
Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
The family would like to thank all the staff of the MacGillivray Guest Home, the laundry department, secretaries, doctors, nurses, and the LPNs for the kindness and compassion given towards Gerald during his stay with them. The family would also like to thank Gerald’s neighbours and friends, Stewart, Naish and Robert for always being there.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

6/3/2013 Glace Bay
Devoe Arnold Devoe CBP 11/9/2013
Arnold Devoe
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: November 6th, 2013
Arnold Joseph Devoe passed away in his sleep on the 6th Nov 2013 at North Side General Hospital - he was 91 years of age.
Arnold was born in Sydney Mines where he grew up and later worked in the mines until he retired. He
enjoyed the outdoor life and some of his happiest times were at his cottage on the Bras d'Or Lakes.
Arnold is survived by his daughter Maureen; sons Joseph, Kevin and Adrian; grandchildren Carolyn, Jimmy, Craig, Dawn, Kimmi, Jennifer, Angela, Addie and Ben along with 12 great grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Margaret “Maggie” in 1986.
Funeral service will be held on Friday the 15th Nov 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines followed by a reception at the Holy Family Parish Hall. Family members will attend a private burial.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in memory can be made to any charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Devoe family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

11/6/2013 Sydney Mines
Devoe Edith Mae Fraser Devoe CBP 1/15/2013
Edith Mae Fraser Devoe
Born In: Mill Creek
Born: August 1st, 1915
Passed on: January 14th, 2013
At the age of 97, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Edith Mae Fraser passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her place of residence, Miner’s Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines.
Born in Mill Creek, Aug. 1, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (MacNeil) Jessome.
She was a dedicated member of St. Anne parish, Alder Point; a member of the St. Anne Society, and enjoyed time spent at the Bras d’Or Pensioners Club.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She may have been a small lady, but sure was mighty in heart and soul. She lived her life unselfishly, always ready and willing to help others. She was even known to lend a helping hand as a midwife, delivering not only her own six babies, but numerous others as well. She devoted her early years of life helping her husband, as he was paralyzed in a mining accident.
In her spare time she did factory work, and at the young age of 60, she decided to get her driver’s licence. The roads were never the same as she drove with her sun hat on, and the wind at her back. She had a great sense of humour, and enjoyed sharing it with others.
She leaves behind to mourn her children, daughter, Mary (Rod) MacInnis, New Minas, N.S.; sons, Ron, David (Joan) and Walter (Elaine); 18 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Edith was predeceased by her first husband, John Fraser, second husband, Harold Devoe, and sons, Bernard and Alexander.
A very special thank you to our family member and friend Millie for all the visits and time spent with her.
Thank you also to the nursing staff at the Miner’s Memorial Manor as she adored each and every one of you. She will always be your mascot.
Visitation for Edith Devoe will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery Bras d’Or.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/14/2013 Mill Creek
Devoe John 'Blair' Devoe CBP 10/26/2013
John 'Blair' Devoe
Passed in: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: October 20th, 2013
With sorrow we, the family, announce the passing of Blair (Jake) Devoe at the age of 65 in Grande Prairie, Alta. On Oct. 20, 2013.
A long-time resident of Grande Prairie, he is lovingly remembered by his son, Raven Mikhail; brothers, Gerard, Port Colborne, Ont., Colin (Margaret), Sydney Mines; sisters, Patricia, Natick Mass., Diane (Donnie), Cochrane, Alta., Michelle (Louis), Sydney Mines and Lynn, St. Catharines Ont.
Blair was predeceased by his wife, Salena and daughter, Shawna; his parents, Walter and Elizabeth Devoe; siblings, Walter, Yvonne, Brian, Lorraine, Kevin, Paul and infant, Elizabeth. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at St. Joseph Church in Grande Prairie. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

10/20/2013
Devoe Mary (Mae) Devoe CBP 5/21/2013
Mary (Mae) Devoe
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: May 18th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mary E. ‘Mae’ Devoe, age 93, former resident of Alder Point, on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Northside General Hospital. Mae has been a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home for the past three years.
Born in Sydney she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (MacNeil) Parago. Mae was a loving, caring, free spirited lady, who always had a smile on her face. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and a former member of St. Anne Parish, Alder Point and the St. Anne Society. She was a member of the Bras d’Or Senior and Pensioners Club, the North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club and a former member of the CN Pensioners Bowling League, Sydney.
Surviving are her daughters Vivian (John MacNeil), Fort McMurray, Yvette Devoe, Edmonton; granddaughters Meagan (Josh) Keeling, Tracey Devoe; great granddaughters Aleah Keeling and Alyssa Devoe; one sister Gert MacIntyre, Sydney; sisters-in-law Casey Parago, Flo Parago, both of Sydney, Marguerite Deveaux, Alder Point, Agnes Deveaux, Millville; brother-in-law Henry Deveaux, Ontario, also by many nieces and nephews, and a special family friend Peter Thomas, North Sydney.
Mae is predeceased by her husband Andrew James Devoe; grandson Charles James Walsh; sisters Florence O’Toole, Helen Hudson, Betty Baker, Kissy MacNeil; brothers Bernie Parago, Don ‘Sammy’ Parago, Leo ‘Deacon’ Parago.
Visitation for Mae 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 mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

5/18/2013 Sydney
Devoe Walter Nathaniel Devoe CBP 2/11/2013
Walter Nathaniel Devoe
Born In: Alder Point
Born: October 15th, 1913
Passed on: February 9th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our father and grandfather in his ninety-ninth year in the early morning of Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Alder Point on Oct. 15, 1913, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Martin) Devoe. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Walter worked in Princess Colliery and for the Town of Sydney Mines. He was a member of the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club and Branch 8 Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines. He was a member of Immaculate Conception parish.
Walter is survived by daughters, Patricia, Natick, Mass., Diane (Donnie) Popovich, Mission, B.C., Michelle (Louis) Ferguson, Sydney Mines, Lynn, St. Catharines, Ont.; sons, Gerard, Port Colborne, Ont., Colin (Margaret) Sydney Mines, Blair, Grand Prairie, Alta. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ (Brogan) and his second wife, Mary (Collier) (McKenna), sons, Walter, Brian, Kevin, Paul, daughters, Yvonne, Lori and Elizabeth in infancy, brothers, John, George, Chester, Seaward, Raymond, Brooks and Dan, sisters, Martha, Catherine, Ella, Bertha, Ruth and Winnie.
Walter will also be missed by Mary’s children and grandchildren.
In keeping with Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr.Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
A very special and heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home, especially Joseph Hall, for the love, care and support during Dad's stay and especially during his final hours. You will never be forgotten.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/9/2013 Alder Point
Dicks Bridget Dicks CBP 2/19/2013
Bridget Dicks
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: February 16th, 2013
Bridget passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in the company of family members at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital An Cala Unit.
Born in Sydney, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Foley) Walsh.
Bridget was a retired employee of Woolworths who enjoyed walking, reading, solving puzzles, bingo and the casino.
Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Minding the kids was her greatest joy.
Bridget is survived by daughters, Gladys (Wally) MacLeod, Sydney, and Bridget 'Cookie' (Clemmie) Slaney, Hopewell, N.S. and sons, Morgan 'Brother' (Theresa) and John (Lee) both of Sydney; grandchildren, Andrew Hall-Holland, London, Ont., David MacLeod, Ottawa, Ont., John (Lyv) Slaney, Korea, Shawn Slaney, Halifax, Shauna (Craig) Fukes, New Glasgow, Deanna (Jamie) MacInnis, Sonya (Richard) Spencer, Ryan Dicks, Sydney, and Jauna (Allan) Munn, Fredericton, N.B.; great-grandchildren, Tyler Seguin, London, Ont., Nolan and Brennan Fukes, New Glasgow, Morgan and Jimmy MacInnis, Andrew Dicks, Sydney, and Emily, Brandon and Abby Munn, Fredericton.
She is also survived by sisters, Mary Mossman, Veronica (Jackie) Walters, Sydney, Theresa Waye and brother, Jerome, Ontario; sister-in-law, Margie Walsh; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridget was predeceased by her husband, Morgan (1994), brothers, Robert, Vincent and Stan and niece, Jacqueline MacChesney.
At Bridget’s request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations to the CBRH Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund or Palliative Care An Cala Unit would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be sent via the www.chantfuneralhome.com.

2/16/2013 Sydney
Dicks Harold Dicks CBP 2/21/2013
Harold Dicks
Born In: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Born: June 28th, 1936
Passed on: February 18th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Harold Dicks on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 28, 1936 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Harold was the son of the late Captain Edward and Frances (McCabe) Dicks-MacIsaac.
Harold grew up on Broadway in Whitney Pier and after high school joined the Canadian Navy, an experience he treasured over the years. He was well known in the auto parts industry where he worked throughout his career until retirement.
Harold spent many a day casting a fly or dropping a line with friends. He will be well remembered as a great story teller. Both, Harold and Theresa could be found in the audience of most concerts in Cape Breton or socializing with their friends at the Spanish River Seniors Club. Over the last 25 years, Harold compiled a comprehensive history of the Dicks family tree and enjoyed discussing it with his contacts worldwide. Most recently, Harold and Theresa have enjoyed their new found friends on Jim Mac Court.
Harold is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (Roach) and daughters, Wanda (Ed) Fedora, Helen (Wayne) Barrington and Colleen Dicks. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Chris and Amy Fedora, Lacey and Colin Barrington, and Nicholas and Tomas Pustovalov.
Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by stepfather, Danny MacIsaac; half-brother, Bill Dicks and half-sisters, Audrey, Edith, Catherine and Edna.
By Harold's request, cremation has taken place with no memorial service. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Harold Dicks will be held at the Spanish River Seniors Hall, 1842 Kings Rd., Sydney River on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 2-4 p.m.
Donations in memory of Harold may be made to the Cancer Care Patient Fund, c/o Tom MacNeil, social worker, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, An Cala Palliative Care Unit.
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.

1/18/2013 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Dickson Jeanne Julia Dickson CBP 2/11/2013
Jeanne Julia Dickson
Born In: New Waterford
Born: August 22nd, 1918
Passed on: February 8th, 2013
Jeanne Julia Dickson, 94, passed peacefully into heaven on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born Aug. 22, 1918, in New Waterford, she was the only daughter of the late Emile and Agnes (Caffiers) Brassart.
Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Higgins Dickson, her sons, Robert and Richard, her brothers, Maurice and Gerard Brassart and her great-granddaughter Miranda Finney in infancy.
A devoted wife and mother, Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jeanne Dickson (Connors), Halifax; her daughters-in-law, Isobelle (Robert) Dickson, Sydney Mines, and June (Richard) Dickson, Ontario; her beloved grandchildren, Robert Dickson, Sydney Mines, Sherry (Paul) Finney, Little Brad d’Or, Richard (Lynn) Dickson and Robert Dickson, Ontario, and Christina Connors, Halifax. She is also survived by her cherished great-grandchildren, Meghan Finney, Sydney, Emily Dickson, Sydney Mines, Adele and Annie Dickson and Christopher and Isobel Dickson, Ontario.
Special thanks to Janine Kowalski for all her support, Danny and Allison MacDonald for being such wonderful neighbours, Dr. Michel McKeough and Louis McKeough for their care, the VON nurses and Home Care workers and all the nurses and doctors of the Northside General Hospital.
A private family service will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Marion Barclay MacKay officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations in Jeanne’s memory are suggested to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
Now residing in our hearts mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my mother's arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

2/8/2013 New Waterford
Dillon Earl Leslie Dillon CBP 12/27/2013
Passed in: Mira
Passed on: December 25th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Earl Leslie Dillon on Dec. 25, 2013, at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Louis Edward Dillon and Jean (MacDonald) Kerr.
In earlier years, Earl was employed by Chappell’s Limited and Shipyard Shell. In 1965, he joined the staff of
J.R. MacDonald Ltd, Christies Biscuits, Nabisco and Kraft. Earl was fondly known and remembered by young
and old alike as, “Mr. Christie”. Earl’s passion was time spent aboard “Me and the Buoys” with family and
friends on the Mira.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lynette (Larsen); sons, Brad (Nadine), Halifax, and Curt (Kim), Mira;
grandchildren, Jacob, Maggie and Ryan; brothers, Ralph, John and Peter; sisters, Linda (David) MacIver and
Marjorie (Wes) MacQueen; stepfather, Archie (Anne Lee) Kerr, all of Sydney.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Craig Melvin.
Visitation will be held to celebrate his life at the Mira Boat Club, Hillside Road, Mira on Saturday, Dec. 28,
from 2-4 p.m. Interment at Oakfield Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or charity of your
choice.
The family would like to thank the staff of 4D and Palliative Care Unit , at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, for the care and support they received.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

12/25/2013 Sydney
Dilney Stephen 'Steve' Francis Dilney CBP 5/31/2013
Stephen 'Steve' Francis Dilney
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: May 28th, 2013
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Stephen ‘Steve’ Francis Dilney on May 28, 2013, at home.
Born in Sydney, Steve was the son of the late Steve and Agnes Dilney.
Steve lived a simple life. He loved camping, outdoor fires and most of all his man cave. Steve will be remembered by family and friends for his determination and being kind-hearted.
Steve leaves behind his wife, Shawn Dilney; sons, Edward and John; stepson, Gary (Kimberly); grandchildren, Riley, Hannah, Ty and Mila; several brothers and sisters; as well as good friends, John Gail and Bubby Rutherford.
Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Stephen ‘Steve’ Francis Dilney will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, June 1, 2013. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Mike Butterfield officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Steve may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

5/28/2013 Sydney
Dingwall Ruth Dingwall CBP 7/11/2013
Ruth Dingwall
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: July 9th, 2013
It is with heartfelt sadness that we, her family, announce the passing of Ruth Lavanda (Fraser) Dingwall, formerly of South Bar, at Waterford Heights, New Waterford on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John David and Ethel (Simmons) Fraser.
For many years, Ruth worked at Ashby Home Textiles. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, Sydney and in her younger years had been a leader with both the Brownies and C.G.I.T. Family was important to Ruth and she always enjoyed visiting with them and keeping up-to-date on their activities.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Terry (Claudia), Toronto and Keith, Sydney; daughter, Laurie (Adrian) Boudreau, Sydney; daughter-in-law, Myrtle Dingwall, Westmount; sister, Marjorie Grabher, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Wendy Dingwall, Corey Tamas, Terry Stewart, Dayna MacKenzie, Lindsay Keirstead, Carl Pike, Darryl Pike, Shannon Pike-Gallant, Adria Dingwall and Aaron Boudreau; great-grandchildren, Ruth, Dora, Tova, Boyd, Jackson, Emily and Zachery. She was a thoughtful and loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews, as well as their families, and they held a special place in her heart.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Robert Richardson Dingwall in 2005; sisters, Annie, Blanche, Pearl and Viola and brothers, Henry, Lloyd, Melvin 'Babe', Eddie, Albert and Chester.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Waterford Heights for all their support, care and compassion shown to Ruth during the past year.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

7/9/2013 New Waterford
DiSano Rosina DiSano CBP 5/2/2013
Rosina DiSano
Born In: Italy
Passed on: April 30th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rosina DiSano of Sydney, N.S.. At the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, with her family at her side.
Born in Brittoli, Pescara, Italy, on June 19, 1917, to the late Giuseppe and Anna DiSano, Rosina came to Canada in 1954 to join her late husband Alberico DiSano.
Members of St. Nicholas parish since immigrating, both Rosina and Alberico worked tirelessly for their church. Rosina was a member of the ladies auxiliary for over 40 years. Her talents as a handcrafter and wonderful cook and baker were in much demand.
A lady of unwavering faith, Rosina made the pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, 20 times. Her last visit was at age 92. Rosina worked at Snow White Laundry and retired from City Hospital in 1978.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Alberico in 1996 and her only brother, Giovanni DiSano in 1984.
Rosina is survived by her nieces, Giuseppina (Angelo) Camilli, with whom she resided for the past four years, Antonietta (John) MacNeil and Anna (Gabriele) DiMichele. She also has nine great nieces and nephews and eight great grandnieces and nephews.
A gentle lady who loved and was much loved by all, including her late husband’s nephews and nieces in Italy, Canada and England.
Visitation for Rosina DiSano will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations to the C.B. Palliative Care Society.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Zia Rosina, riposa in pace

4/30/2013 Italy
Dithurbide Courtney Michelle Dithurbide CBP 9/16/2013
Courtney Michelle Dithurbide
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful girl,
Courtney Michelle Dithurbide. Precious daughter of Kimberly Dithurbide and Kevin Coadic (Cathy). Loving Mom to Brayden, who was the love of her life and the light in her eyes.
Courtney touched the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have met her with her infectious smile and witty carefree nature. She attended Cole Harbour High School and was currently enrolled in the classes at the NSCC. During her school years she played Volleyball and lacrosse and for years has been passionate about snowboarding.
Besides her parents and beautiful baby boy, she is survived by sister and best friend, Carrington; brothers, Riley, who she loved to hang out with, and baby brother, Jonah; very special nephew, Carter; boyfriend/soul mate, Chris; aunts, Cyndi (Bam) George, Michelle (Nelson) George, Linda (Blair) Aucoin, Sandra (Cyril) and Colleen Coadic; uncles, Eddy (Sylvie), Blair/Tiny (Lucy), Michael (Sue); grandmother, Carol Dithurbide; many cousins especially, Alicia, Bradley, Jaime and Cassidy.
She was predeceased by her Papa Eddy Dithurbide.
Visitation will take place Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eastern Passage Funeral Home, 5 Cowbay Rd., Eastern Passage. Funeral mass officiated by Fr. John Mathew will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, 1570 Shore Rd., Eastern Passage. The family will be greeting friends at a reception to be held directly following the funeral mass at St. Andrews Parish Centre, 27 McKays Lane, Eastern Passage.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital.
To my dearest family, I want you to know that I arrived OK in heaven, where there are no tears or sadness, just Eternal Love! So please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night. I want to say so many things, but I really have to go now, because today I'm getting my wings! Love you forever and a day! Love Courtney. P.S. Be good. I'll be watching!



Dixon Agnes Florence Dixon CBP 4/30/2013
Agnes Florence Dixon
Born In: Bay St. Lawrence
Passed on: April 28th, 2013
Agnes Florence Dixon, 80, of Dolphin Crescent, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Bay St. Lawrence, Agnes was the daughter of the late John and Jane (Burton) Brown, and was the last of her 13 siblings.
She was a member of St. Leo’s parish.
Agnes will be sadly missed by her daughters, Juanita (Bernie) Steele, Glace Bay, N.S., Flora (Garry) Noel, Moncton, N.B.; and son, Wayne of Oxford, N.S. as well as her grand puppies, Syd and Vicious, whom she loved dearly.
She was employed at Highland Fisheries for eight years. Agnes will be remembered for her sharp wit and compassionate nature. She loved her family dearly and Sunday’s were always reserved at her place for family meals. Agnes also was an avid card player.
She will always be remembered fondly as ‘Ma’ by her circle of friends at the Army & Navy Unit 246.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie, daughter, Linda and son, Albert as well as sisters, Julie Brown, Georgina Young, Eunice Fitzgerald, Emma Fitzgerald, Mae Brown, Ellen Brown, Cecelia Brown, Margaret Daisley and by brothers, Daniel James, Earl, William and Michael.
Visitation will be at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The Funeral mass officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee is Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Anne’s Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held in the church foyer.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Donations can be made to your local SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.
Ma, our happiness was always important to you
Nothing for us you wouldn’t do
Today and tomorrow, our whole life through
We will always love and cherish you.

4/28/2013 Bay St. Lawrence
Dixon Kathleen (Holmes) Dixon CBP 1/2/2013
Kathleen (Holmes) Dixon
Passed on: December 30th, 2012
Kathleen Rebecca (Holmes) Dixon passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Annie Holmes of Owen Sound, Ont.
In 1945, Kathleen came to Cape Breton and eventually settled in Westmount, where she raised a houseful of children. She thoroughly enjoyed her neighbourhood club group from years ago and going to bingo with the girls. Kathleen also loved having all of her many grandchildren around her.
Kaye is survived by her husband of 68 years, William; sons, Danny (Mary) Holmes, Port Elgin, Ont., Lance (Rose), Bonnyville, Alta., Rene (Judy), Sydney, Gaye (Susan), Sydney, Race, Edmonton, Alta., Raymond (Roberta), Medicine Hat, Alta., and David (Raylene), Medicine Hat, Alta.; daughters, Cherie Gillis, Sydney, Tenley (Michael) Hopkins, Medicine Hat, Alta., Alanna (Kelly) Olson, Beaverlodge, Alta. And Andrea (Ray) Gaudreault, Beavercreek, Ohio; brother, Freeman, Ontario; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Kaye was predeceased by her sisters, Isabelle, Edythe, Eloise and Beryl; brothers, Robert, Bruce, Arthur and Norman and her son-in-law, Gordon Gillis.
In keeping with mom’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11 a.m., with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

12/30/2012 Owen Sound, Ont.
Dixon Thomas Kelson Dixon CBP 2/4/2013
Thomas Kelson Dixon
Born In: Neil's Harbour
Passed on: February 1st, 2013
It is with happy tears that we announce the reunion of our father with our mother on Feb. 1, 2013.
Thomas Kelson, 87 of South Harbour, passed away peacefully at Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour.
He was the son of the late Ambrose and Mary (Daisley) Dixon. He was a life-time member of St Joseph’s parish, Dingwall. Thomas was a fisherman for the biggest part of his life and in later years he worked for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.
Thomas is survived by his children, Evelyn Dixon, Leonard (Irene) Dixon, Deborah (Melvin) Burton, Calvin (Karen) Dixon, Jean (Lawrence) Walsh, Nina (Richard) Connors; grandson, James (Cheryl) Dixon; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Evangeline, brother, John Clayton, and sisters, Katherine Fitzgerald, Dora Petrie, Geneva Petrie, Rachael MacKinnon and Hattie Daisley.
Known to Highland Manor staff as “Dad” he will be sadly missed for his great sense of humour. For all the pranks and jokes he played on them during his final six wonderful years of his life. Thanks staff for the warmth and fond memories.
Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the staff at Highland Manor, Palliative Care Unit and Buchanan Memorial Hospital, doctors and staff. Special thanks to Dr. Ken Murray for his endless hours of continuing care throughout dad’s life.
Visitation for the late Thomas Kelson Dixon will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 both in St. Joseph’s Church, Dingwall, Fr. Ajit officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Dingwall.
Donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Highland Manor or the Palliative Care Unit at Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.twcurry.com.
We will miss you and we hope you will be busy decorating ponds with boats in heaven.

2/1/2013 Neil's Harbour
Dixon William Michael Dixon CBP 7/16/2013
William Dixon
Born In: South Harbour
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: July 15th, 2013
William Michael Dixon, 92, of Westmount, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.
Born in South Harbour, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret A. (Fitzgerald) Dixon.
A veteran of the Second World War, Bill served overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He worked at Sydney Steel until retiring in 1986. Bill was an avid outdoorsman, spending many hours hunting, fishing and walking every trail in Petersfield Park, Westmount.
Bill is survived by his children, Lance (Rose), Alberta, Cherie Gillis, Coxheath, Rene (Judy), Sydney, Tenley (Michael) Hopkins, Alberta, Gaye (Susan), Sydney, Alanna (Kelly) Olson, Alberta, Andrea (Ray) Gaudrealt, Ohio, Race (Leslie), Alberta, Raymond (Roberta), Alberta and David (Raylene), Alberta; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Kathleen; brothers, Corson and Robert; sisters, Elsie Timmons, Ann Rudderham and Mary Ellen Fitzgerald; and son-in-law, Gordon Gillis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A special thanks to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for the wonderful care and attention they gave Dad during his stay.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Douglas Murphy officiating. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

7/15/2013 South Harbour
Dobson Mary 'Margaret' Dobson CBP 12/7/2013
Born In: Boston
Passed in: Georges River
Passed on: December 5th, 2013
We, the daughters of Margaret, regretfully announce her death at home, on Dec. 5, 2013.
Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Edith (Morrison) MacDonald. She had Cape
Breton roots, being descendant of the Morrisons of Mira, the MacDonalds of French Road, the Petries of Low
Point and the Sellons of Englishtown. She was brought up in Boston and New York but lived in Cape Breton
since her marriage.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 1981 and her brother, James
Stephen in 1975.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cory and Diana, both of Georges River.
Those who knew Margaret will remember her for her wisdom, wit, honesty, generosity of spirit, remarkable
memory and passion for books. To us she was the very best a mother could be and we will miss her
terribly.
We wish to thank the Cape Breton County Homemakers for their kind and dedicated service. We could not
have managed without them.
There will be no visitation. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place, followed by interment
of ashes privately in the family graveyard on the Morrison Road.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Margaret’s memory.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.Žw

12/5/2013 Boston
Dobson Richard 'Rick' Kenneth Dobson CBP 10/1/2013
Richard 'Rick' Kenneth Dobson
Passed in: Sydney
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Rick Dobson at home
Beloved husband to Mary, proud father to daughter Julia (James) and sons, Richard and Daniel. Loyal and loving brother to Jim (Esther), Doug (Linda); sister-in-law, Claudia.
Predeceased by parents, James and Edna (Nichols) and brother, David.
Rick will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and close friends who appreciated his quick wit and zest for life.
Rick began his career in 1976, at the Fortress of Louisbourg as a draftsman, later as a watchman/fireman and remembered fondly all those he worked with. Rick retired in 2008 and enjoyed spending his time at home with family, gardening, playing the guitar, working on the MG and his daily walks with Jack. He enjoyed being “on call” for all his friends who could count on him to help with their projects. Rick especially enjoyed his “weekly meetings” with the boys, which always culminated in a yearly meeting in Boisdale.
Rick’s greatest joy was his family who are heartbroken by his untimely passing. His absence will be felt every day, but his memory will live on in the hearts of those he has left behind.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Wednesday,
Oct. 2, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
A memorial service will take place Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. A reception to follow at St. Theresa’s Hall, St. Peter’s Road.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.



DOLLARD Dollard, Amanda Lynn Dawn The Casket 11/4/2013
Dollard, Amanda Lynn Dawn
Funeral service for the late Amanda Lynn Dawn Dollard, 20, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Port Felix, was held October 21 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating.
Ms. Dollard died October 14, 2013, at home.
She was a daughter of Jonathan Dort, Port Felix and Kathleen Dollard, Alberta. She loved children and animals, enjoyed writing poetry, reading, cooking, and meeting new people.
Besides her parents, she is survived by partner, Dylan Lyons; grandmother, Darlene Dort; great-grandparents, Duncan and Violet Bellefontaine; siblings, William and Sierra Hanscom; aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings that were adopted out.
She was predeceased by grandfather, John Dort, Gloria and Francis “Bud” Dollard.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

10/14/2013
Dolomont Frances 'Frank' Dolomont CBP 1/22/2013
Frances 'Frank' Dolomont
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: January 18th, 2013
Passed away in Calgary on Jan. 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in 1957 at North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of Joseph H. and Veronica (Duffy) Dolomont.
Frank is survived by sons, Chase and Nicholas; his brother, Joe (Shirley) Dartmouth; sisters, Joan (Andras) Gruz, Linda (Andrew) Lovasi of Bedford, N.S. Frank is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by his parents and sister, Denise and brother, Andrew (Drew).
Cremation has taken place with interment at a later date.
Frank will be long remembered by his family and many friends.

1/18/2013 North Sydney
Dolomont Mary Louise Dolomont CBP 12/17/2013
Born In: North Sydney
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: December 15th, 2013
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
sister, Mary Louise Dolomont, 93, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence, My Cape Breton Home.
Born in North Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Corcoran) Gale.
In her early years she was a dedicated C.N.A. at Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines, and enjoyed
nursing for many years until her retirement in 1982. She resided the last few years at My Cape Breton
Home where she enjoyed spending time with the residents and staff, her bingo games and Wii bowling. She
dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Charlie) Jenkins, North Sydney; and her son, Bob (Lillian) Dolomont,
Middleton, N.S.; her four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Warren Gale, Stayer,
Ontario, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Joseph Dolomont in 1981, her brothers, Arthur and Percy Gale
and her sisters, Sue Newman and Fran Williams.
There will be no visitation by her request. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Lakeside
Cemetery, North Sydney.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North
Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/15/2013 North Sydney
Dominey Sandra Dominey CBP 5/6/2013
Sandra Dominey

Sandra Dominey
Passed on: May 3rd, 2013
We the family regret to announce the passing of Sandra Dominey on May 3, 2013 at the CB Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Sandra was born in 1950 to the late Arthur H. and Mary (MacIntyre), with whom she lived until their passing in 2006, and 2011 respectively.
Sandra began the next chapter of her life with her new family in L’Arche community outside Whycogomah. Where she enjoyed working and shopping at the “The Ark” Gift shop and used clothing store. She took part in many activities from concerts, hikes, walk-a-thons, and shopping trips, to endless birthday parties, suppers, and dances. Her dream to meet her idol Jimmy Rankin came true this past fall at one of his concerts, which was a birthday gift from her house. With the help of so many great people, Sandra had the best year and a half of her life.
Sandra is survived by her sister, Darlene (Albert) Leahy; nephews, John, Jody, Scott, and Simon and nieces, Marla and Alyssa. She also leaves behind many cousins. Especially Pat, Marlene, and John who visited her regularly.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Arthur J. Dominey in 2011.
There will be no visitation. A grave side service will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery, Louisbourg. With Minister Nancy Whitney-Latham, DLM officiating.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brake, Dr. Jerrad, and the wonderful staff of the ICU. Thank you to all of her L’Arche family, too many to name but especially her Corinthian House assistants, Gray, Rebecca, Jenn, Rose, Merita and Aloysius, and the home care co-ordinators, Mary, Mukthar and Cathy. You all gave Sandra so much love and support; we could not thank you enough.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

5/3/2013
Donohue Robert Lawrence 'Bob' Donohue CBP 2/13/2013
Robert Lawrence 'Bob' Donohue
Born In: New Victoria
Passed on: February 12th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Donohue. Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on Feb. 12, 2013.
Born in New Victoria in 1928, he was the son of the late Allan and Fannie (Gouthro) Donohue.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He sailed on the Great Lakes on Lake Freighters, worked in the mines and later worked for the Sydney Engineering Dry Dock. Bob was a wonderful man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. He loved to tinker in the garage and was well known for being able to fix anything mechanical. He loved people dropping by the house and always welcomed them with a smile and a pot of tea.
Bob is survived by his son, Bob (Mary Ann). He will always be remembered as Papa Donohue by his loving grandchildren Morgan and Liam whom he cherished. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Bertha (MacSween), brothers, Billy Donohue and Tommy Cameron.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Victoria, at a later date. A luncheon will be held in St. Leonard’s Parish Hall, Convent Street, immediately following the funeral mass.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the staff and doctors of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, VON’s who cared for him at home, and his close family and friends.

2/12/2013 New Victoria
Donovan Eric Donovan CBP 11/19/2013
Eric Donovan
Born: May 6th, 1966
Passed in: Prince Edward Island
Passed on: November 11th, 2013
It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Eric Donovan, 47, on Nov. 11 in P.E.I.
Beloved husband of Lisa (Conway), loving father to Emma Kate and Devin Donovan. Eric is also survived by his parents, Wishie and Alice Donovan, Glace Bay; brother, Jimmy (Karen); sister, Raylene (Les) Bishop; father-in-law, Charlie Conway (Debbie); mother-in-law, Elaine Hazelwood (Wayne).
He was predeceased by brother, Michael; niece, Olivia Bishop.
Memorial donations may be sent to Learning Disabilities, ATT: Lisa Conway, 77 McLeannan Road, Hazelbrook, P.E.I. C1A 7J6.

11/11/2013 06/05/1966
Donovan Gertrude Donovan CBP 4/11/2013
Gertrude Donovan
Born In: Whitney Pier
Passed on: April 8th, 2013
After a long life lived at French Street, Howe Street and Warne Street, Gertrude Gillis Donovan passed to eternal life on April 8, 2013.
Born to the late Duncan and Mary (Morrison) Gillis of Whitney Pier on Dec. 29, 1909; she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Her faith life was lived with the Catholic communities of Holy Redeemer, Whitney Pier and St. Theresa, Ashby. She was a proud member of St. Theresa C.W.L. and received her 50 year pin in 2012.
She is survived by her three children: son, Rev. Charles, O.M.I., who was her care giver for the last number of years; son, Donald (Carrie), their three children, Carrie Ann, Charlie (Sue); great-grandchildren, Sheenage and Ryanne; Donald Joseph (Tina) and great-grandchildren, Angus and Ela; daughter, Mary Catherine and her children, Colleen, James and Lynn Marie and a very special niece, Sr. Gloria O’Neil C.S.M.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles (1975); sisters, Mary Catherine Fraser (2004), Annie O’Neil and infant brother, Donald.
Visitation for Gertrude Donovan will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday, April 11 from 3-4 & 8-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be presided by her son at St. Theresa Church on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery following lunch at St. Theresa Parish Hall.
Special thanks to Nina Brown who helped in her care and to the many Sydney Homemaker Society caregivers as well as the VON. Gratitude to Drs. Steven MacDougall and Susan MacLeod.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
“May she rest in peace with her God forever and ever.”

4/8/2013 Whitney Pie
Donovan Harold Ignatius Donovan CBP 3/1/2013
Harold Ignatius Donovan
Born In: Ingonish
Passed on: February 27th, 2013
We the family regret to announce the passing of Harold Donovan on Feb. 27, 2013, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil’s Harbour.
Born in Ingonish, he was the son of the late Neil and Rita (Burke) Donovan.
He was employed with the middle head Trap Company and Mackerel Rock Trap Company, and also at the lumber woods in Mira, cutting pulp. He loved golfing and he was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Harold will be sadly missed by his sisters, Mary Rosalie Harrison, Ingonish Beach, and Rita Lorraine Fraser, Glace Bay; his close nieces, Debbie Dowling and Lee Ashford as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Harold was predeceased by brothers, Doug, Alonzo, Theodore, Everette and Greg, sisters, Helen, Evelyn, and Patsy.
A special thank you Dr. Ken Murrey and Dr. Bernard Buffett, nurses, kitchen and housekeeping staff for their special care and always bringing a smile to Harold’s face.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation for Harold will be at Mary Harrison’s residence, 30 Kelly’s Lane, Ingonish Beach, Saturday March 2 at 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

2/27/2013 Ingonish
Donovan Irene Donovan CBP 11/12/2013
Irene Donovan
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: January 16th, 1933
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: November 10th, 2013
It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of Irene, our beloved sister and aunt on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, from the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Rita Alice (Budgen) Bonnar.
Irene loved to sit on her veranda, she enjoyed knitting but most of all she loved listening to Daniel O'Donnell.
She was the loving sister of Jeannie McGean, Winston (Margie) Bonnar, Melvin (Carol) Bonnar and Linda MacNeil. Aunt to several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, James 'Buller' Bonnar, Chesley 'Duddy' Bonnar, sisters, Annabelle Ryan, Viola McCarthy, Shirley Salisbury and May Ryan.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m. all from Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave. Sydney Mines. Major Kent Hepditch officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery.
Donations in Irene's memory may be sent to the Salvation Army or to the Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

11/10/2013 Sydney Mines
Donovan Mary Donovan CBP 4/8/2013
Mary Donovan
Born In: Czechoslovakia
Passed on: April 5th, 2013
Mary E. Donovan, 82, of Lower Sackville, passed away April 5, 2013.
Born in Czechoslovakia, at the age of five Mary and her family immigrated to Canada, settling in the coal mining town of New Waterford, where she lived for 70 years before relocating to Lower Sackville. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Zuzanna Mocilan and loving wife of the late George Donovan.
Mary was predeceased by her infant daughter Mary Georgina and brother Joseph.
Mary had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church in River Ryan and later Saint John Vianney in Sackville. Her daily prayers included her own intentions, as well those of others. She was a dedicated employee of the Scotia Bank in Sydney and New Waterford for over 30 years.
Mary enjoyed skating, baking and we all benefited from her incredible sense of humour. She treasured many things in life, but her greatest joy were her grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Emily and Blair.
She is survived by two children, Deborah (Blair) MacDonald, New Waterford; and son, George (Bernadette) Donovan in Lower Sackville. She will be missed dearly by all blessed to have known her.
There will be no visitation. Mass will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Saint John Vianney RC Church in Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in River Ryan, C.B., Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr.
At the request of the family, no flowers.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of choice or the QE II Foundation.
Online condolences may be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.

4/5/2013
Donovan Mary 'Molly' Donovan CBP 8/28/2013
Mary 'Molly' Donovan
Born In: Ingonish
Born: May 19th, 1919
Passed on: August 23rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Molly Donovan on Aug. 23, 2013.
Born in Ingonish, she was the daughter of the late Ellen (Powers) and George Donovan.
Her early years were spent at her home in Ingonish Beach with her family. In the 60s, she moved to Sydney with her parents. Family was very important to Molly, and she enjoyed Sunday gatherings and helping her mother in the kitchen. Her mother dedicated her life to caring for Molly during those years. In 1975, Molly moved to the Braemore Home, where her life blossomed. As the oldest resident of the home, she took great pride in watching over her “babies”, going to work, and keeping staff on task. Her concern was always for others, and when the attention would turn to her, her response was always the same: “I’m all right!” Molly loved, and was loved, by all who resided with her, and cared for her, and her presence will be missed profoundly.
Molly is survived by one sister, Isabell (Lennie) Campbell, Ontario, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers William 'Willie', Jim, Gerald, Gordon, and her sister, Nora.
Molly will rest at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, on Thursday, Aug. 29 with a visitation from 12-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating.
Donations in Molly’s memory may be made to Breton Ability Center Charitable Foundation.
Online condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

8/23/2013 Ingonish
Dorko Stephen John Dorko CBP 1/2/2013
Stephen John Dorko
Passed on: December 27th, 2012
On Dec. 27, 2012, the world lost a tremendous father, son, brother and friend. With heavy hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of Stephen John Dorko, age 35.
Stephen was always the person who could lift your spirit and brighten your day with his quick wit and infectious laugh. His easy demeanor and kind heart always made you smile and most times he could make you laugh until you cried. “Stevie D” was a genuinely caring and charismatic individual, loved by all who knew him.
Born and raised in Sydney, N.S., Stephen is survived by two beautiful daughters, the love of his life, Ella and Adrianna Wintermans, Sydney; mother, Jocelyn Dorko-Giles (Tom), St. Catharines, Ont.; one brother, Sheldon Dorko and two sisters, Samantha Dorko and Veronica Grosset (Louis), all of Sydney. Stephen also leaves behind three nieces, Jessica Dorko, Allie Aucoin and Samantha Grosset and one nephew, Nathan Grosset. Stephen loved his nieces and nephew like his own and Uncle “Doo-Dah” will be deeply missed and forever cherished. Stephen also leaves many close friends who will always remember “having a time”.
Stephen was predeceased by his father, John Dorko, maternal grandparents, Abe and Phyllis (Hatcher) Oxford and paternal grandparents, William and Katherine (Dupe) Dorko.
There will be no visitation for Stephen. A memorial service celebrating the life of “Stevie D” will be held Jan. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to United Way Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
“It is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember”.

12/27/2012 Sydney
Doucet Mary P. 'Mamie' (Delaney) Doucet CBP 1/28/2013
Mary P. 'Mamie' (Delaney) Doucet
Born In: Sydney
Born: January 27th, 1934
Passed on: January 26th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother great-grandmother, aunt and friend, on Jan. 26, 2013.
Born Jan. 27, 1934, Sydney, N.S., to Bernard and Sadie (Wade) Delaney.
Mom was the last living member of her family of four brothers, Bill, Mike, Diddles and Tanner and three sisters, Peggy, Tiny and Clara, as well as all their spouses. She was also predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Bernie Doucet on Aug. 5, 2009.
Mom will be sadly missed by her six children, daughters, Celeste (Bill) Axeworthy, Patricia (Bernie) Doucette and Denise (Mark) Lawrence; sons, Raymond (Linda), Frank (Debbie) and Robert (Christine). She is also survived by grandchildren, Patrick, David, Ryan, Michael, Jason, Megan, Amanda, Justin and Tylor and her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Hunter and Logan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and very close friend, Winnie MacIver. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Leomay (Tom) Dewling and Antionette Landry.
In her younger days Mom was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mira Road Fire Department and the CWL. She worked at Woolco for many years. As well, she was an avid bingo player in her day.
Mom was full of life and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
A special thanks to all the staff at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay and the staff on 4C and 3B at the Cape Breton Regional for being so kind to our mother.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Church with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/27/2013 Sydney
Doucet Wilfred “Claudie” Douce The Inverness Oran 11/4/2013
DOUCET
Wilfred “Claudie” Doucet, 65, Cheticamp, died October 25th, 2013 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was a son of the late Elie Joseph and Marie Catherine (Poirier) Doucet. Claudie loved his work driving trucks and in his free time enjoyed four-wheeling, fishing and hunting. He was always there for his children when needed. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Doucet; sons Curtis Doucet and Bobby Doucet; daughter Cathleen Chiasson; brothers Billy, Percy, Samuel, Willie Joe, Donald and Yvon; sisters Isabelle Cormier, Brenda Doucet and Sylvia LaPointe; grandson Adam Hunt. He was predeceased by sisters Marie Thérèse Muise and Syvia Doucet. The body was cremated. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at Cheticamp Funeral Home with Father Daniel Deveau officiating. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

10/25/2013 Cheticamp
Doucette Dinah Doucette (Haché) CBP 7/3/2013
Dinah Doucette (Haché)
Born In: Cheticamp
Born: June 21st, 1912
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 1st, 2013
The family of Dinah Doucette sadly announces her death which occurred at the Cove Nursing Home, Sydney, July 01, 2013.
Her son Bedford was with her. Dinah was born in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia on June 21, 1912, the eldest daughter of Willie P. and Emma (LeForte) Haché.
At an early age Dinah, whose name is Marie Donathilde Hache, moved to Reserve Mines where she worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Glace Bay, and then as kitchen staff for the Sisters of Charity, St. Joseph Convent, Reserve. It was from there that Dinah met and eventually married Peter Doucette who was barbering at the time in Reserve, a service he joyfully provided in Reserve for over 45 years. Dinah was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Peter and Dinah had five children, Cyril (Betty Wiseman) and their family of Rob, Rickie and Rayna, Woodstock, N.B., Corrine (Earl Andrews) with Franklin, Cal, Laureen and Darrin, Brampton, ON, Fr. Bedford (Diocese of Antigonish), Sydney; Leonard (Marilyn Tortola with Jason, Chad, Marianne, Melanie and Marc) Ottawa, On.; Lloyd (Scott and Tyson), Halifax, NS. Dinah has 19 great grandchildren.
Dinah was widely known and respected in Reserve and Scotchtown where she and Peter moved in 1974 after a lifetime in Reserve. She was recognized as a good wife and mother. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Reserve Mines and later at St. Michael in Scotchtown. Dinah was totally committed to her family and faith, to being a stay at home Mom and a “home-maker”. She was always there for her family and many friends.
A gracious and hospitable woman, she hosted many neighbors and life long friends whom she missed deeply in later years. A woman of great faith, Dinah had a particular devotion to the Rosary. Due to health reasons, she spent some time with her son, Leonard and family in Ottawa. In 2007 she went to the Cove Guest Home in Sydney where she continued to show her sincere concern for others. Dinah was always grateful for even the smallest kindness.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Reserve Mines, Friday, 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall.
Burial will be next to her beloved husband, Peter in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Scotchtown.
As an expression of sympathy for Dinah 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.

6/21/2013 Cheticamp
Doucette Leonard Doucette CBP 1/5/2013
Leonard Doucette
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: January 3rd, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father, grandfather, and brother Leonard Joseph Doucette, age 86, a resident of Beacon Crescent, on Wednesday, January 3, 2013.
Born in North Sydney, Leonard was the son of the late William and Catherine (MacDonald) Doucette. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in North Sydney. As a young man he joined the Merchant Marines and later worked at CN Marine until his retirement.
He is survived by his children, Diane (James) MacFarlane, Upper Tantallon, NS, Victor (Marilyn), Millville NS, Paul (Debbie), Mahone Bay, Leslie (Joe) Cogan, North Sydney; his grandchildren Craig, Elizabeth, Jacqueline and Kelsey; one sister Sheila (Hurcel) Gillard, Sydney Mines.
Leonard was predeceased by his wife Catherine ‘Betty’ Moore; his sisters Mabel and Connie and his brothers George (in infancy), Reg, Gerald, Gregory and George Murry.
There will be no visitation or service as per Leonard’s request. His remains have been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research with interment at a later date.

1/3/2013 North Sydney
Douglas Vera Kathleen 'Kaye' Douglas CBP 11/29/2013
Vera Kathleen 'Kaye' Douglas
Passed in: North Shore, Canada
Passed on: November 27th, 2013
Vera Kathleen 'Kaye' Douglas, a long-time resident of Rossland, B.C., and most recently of North Shore in Cape Breton, N.S., passed away peacefully in hospital in Baddeck N.S. on Nov. 27, 2013 at the age of 87.
She is survived by her son, Gordon; brother, Clarence Blair (Doris); niece, Karen (Bruce) and nephew, Dale (Lynne); sister-in-law, Rachel Wellock and her family Louise (Robert) and sister-in-law, Helen Smith.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, James Douglas.
By request, there will be no visitation or service. MacAskill Funeral Home of Baddeck is entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Kaye's name to Victoria County Memorial Hospital, 30 Margaree Rd., or Victoria County Home Support Service, Box 278, both in Baddeck, N.S., B0E 1B0.
Kaye's family greatly appreciates the support received from both organizations and the generous community on the North Shore.

11/27/2013
Dove Florence Dove CBP 6/4/2013
Florence Dove
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: October 12th, 1934
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: June 1st, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Florence.
Born in Sydney Mines on Oct. 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Dove.
She was full of love and fun and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Her humour spread joy to those around her. She was a person who always gave generously from her heart. She loved music and people, but above all her family.
She will be missed by her children, the Slades, Donna (Michael), Blair (Jennifer), Wendy (Garnet), Kevin (Donna), Sharon (Russell) and her long-time companion, Mervyn Poole; grandchildren, Leanne (Ronnie), Terri-Lynn, Holly, Stefani (Adam), Nicholas (Catherine) and Samantha, as well as Shane, Tara and DJ, great-grandchildren, Belle and Ben.
She will also be missed by brothers, Clarence (Yvonne), Melvin (Patsy) and Wilfred (Vicky); sisters, Judy and Diane; as well as her former husband and father of her children, Major Slade.
Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by brothers, Richard Jr., Llyod and Allister.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Burial at Brookside Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Miner’s Memorial Manor for making her feel so at home this past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s memory may be made to charity of choice.
Online condolence can be made at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

6/1/2013 Sydney Mines
Dow Rankine "Randy" Dow CBP 4/18/2013
Rankine "Randy" Dow
Passed on: April 12th, 2013
DOW, Rankine Burns “Randy”- 88, died as he wished, at home in Berwick, Kings Co., amidst his family on Friday, April 12, 2013.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service (902-538-8317). There will be visitation from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, April 21, in the Berwick United Church, 240 Commercial St., Berwick, from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Monday, April 22. Rev. Tom Woods officiating with Interment will be in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Carry Me Fund at Valley Regional Hospital or to a music or drama program in your local community.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family and the full obituary can be viewed by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca

4/12/2013
Doyle Mary Doyle CBP 2/14/2013
Mary Doyle
Born In: Mabou
Passed on: February 11th, 2013
Mary Doyle, age 102, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at MacGillivray Guest Home.
Born in Mabou, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine Anne (Beaton) Doyle. She was the last surviving member of her family.
Mary was a consummate teacher who began her teaching career at the age of 16 in Mabou. She taught in many communities in Cape Breton retiring from her professional career in 1979 at Ashby Elementary School in Sydney. Mary continued to teach as a volunteer with Laubach Each One Teach One into her nineties. Mary was very devoted to her Catholic faith. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s parish in Sydney for many years and belonged to the Catholic Women’s League. She had also been an active member of the Confederation of University Women.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret (Alexander) Beaton, Katherine (John) Rankin, Florence (Dermott) Waldron and her brother, James Doyle (Patricia MacLean). Mary will be fondly remembered by her nephews and nieces.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of MacGillivray Guest Home on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Abbass presiding.
A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the wonderful staff at MacGillivray Guest Home who ensured that Mary’s needs were met with kindness and dignity.
Donations may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
“When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” Sufi

2/11/2013 Mabou
Driscoll David Driscoll CBP 2/23/2013
David Driscoll
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: September 23rd, 1953
Passed on: February 21st, 2013
We the family announce the passing of our father, grandfather, David Roy Driscoll on February 21, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay he was the son of Rita (MacDonald) and the late Henry Driscoll.
He was self-employed and ran family business known as Marg’s Taxi. David was a member of Warden United Church, also an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his sons Joey (Sussanne) Norton, N.B., Shannon (Kimberly) Oromocto N.B.; foster brothers Robert (Diane) White, Dartmouth, Clinton Walker; two grandchildren Emily and Shea.
Predeceased by his wife Catherine of 30 years; father Henry; brother Joey.
Cremation has taken place memorial service will take place at his residence from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd.
Donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes society .
Online condolences sent the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

2/21/2013 Glace Bay
Duchene Mary Elizabeth Duchene CBP 8/6/2013
Mary Elizabeth Duchene
Born In: Bedford, Canada
Passed in: Albert Bridge, Canada
Passed on: August 4th, 2013
We the family regret to announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth Duchene on Aug. 4, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lee.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, David; daughter, Michele (Lyle) Donovan; son, Don (Christina Jolie). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michaela, Matthew, Mason, Kayden.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary (Tovey) Lee.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, or funeral service by her request. The family has opened their home in Albert Bridge for a time of gathering and celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 2-5p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made at our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

8/4/2013 Bedford, Canada
Duff Linda Duff CBP 1/2/2013
Linda Duff
Born In: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: November 14th, 1940
Passed on: December 28th, 2012
It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, Linda Ann Duff (King) on Dec. 28, 2012, at Windsor Regional Hospital in Windsor, Ont.
Born in Bras d’Or, Cape Breton, N.S., Nov. 14, 1940, to loving parents, Garfield and Catherine (Carey) King.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ken, brother, Joseph (Bucky) King and brother, Mark King in infancy.
Mom will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of her children, Sharon, Windsor, Ont., Katherine (Brian), Brampton, Ont., Dwight, Calgary, Alta., and Robin, Sydney, N.S. Mom is also survived by her pride and joy — her granddaughters who she adored and cherished, Katie Lynn, Brooke and Addison.
Survived by her adoring siblings, Sheila (Donald) Finney, Sydney Mines, N.S., Sharon (Raymond) King, Montreal, Que., Greg (Shirley) King, Calgary, Alta., and Colleen (Jean-Marc) King-Corbeil, Granby, Que.; her nieces and nephews, Caren, Stephen, Michael, Gregory, Chantal, Melanie, Andrea and Philippe.
Mom worked in the nutrition and food services department for the Cape Breton District Health Authority until her retirement in 2003. She was a devoted, hard-working person, who always put others first. Known as ‘Momma Duff’ to many family friends, she always welcomed them with a smile and a “Hi Dear”. Mom discovered Facebook a few years back, much to our surprise when we got a message “Linda wants to be friends”. She so enjoyed her chats with all her family and friends on Facebook, it made her smile daily.
Per Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Ltd. In Sydney on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to a charity of choice that directly helps those in need, as she spent her life helping others in many ways.

12/28/2012 Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
Duffney Gordon 'Duff' Duffney CBP 7/18/2013
Gordon 'Duff' Duffney
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: July 16th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Gordon Fraser Duffney, of Stewood Drive, Sydney River, announce his passing on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Fraser) Duffney.
Duff was employed at the Provincial Building, Sydney and with Lands and Forest, from which he retired. He enjoyed picnicking out on the Mira with his family and riding his motorcycle. An avid outdoorsman, Duff loved animals.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Bertha (Tobin); daughters, Heather Duffney (Troy Feener), Kim MacDougall and Cheryl Mugford (John); sisters, Ruth MacInnis and Debbie (Ross) Culm; three grandchildren, Kendra, Kyle and Kurtis and baby Mugford on the way.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister in infancy.
Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Friday 2 p.m., with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

7/16/2013 Sydney
Duguid Elta (Wilbur) Duguid CBP 3/27/2013
Elta (Wilbur) Duguid
Born In: New Horton
Passed on: March 23rd, 2013
Elta (Wilbur) Duguid died peacefully in Drew Nursing Home, Sackville, N.B., on March 23, 2013, at the age of 103.
She was born in New Horton, Albert Co., N.B., lived in Sydney, N.S., from 1940 - 2000, and then in Moncton, N.B.
Elta was the daughter of the late Capt. Alvin Wilbur and the late Martha Cox.
She is survived by her daughter, Verne MacDonald of Moncton, and her son, Leslie of St. Lambert, Que. Her grandchildren are Karen Duguid and Curtis Duguid of St. Lambert, Que.; Weldon (Cindy) MacDonald of River Glade, N.B., and Carl MacDonald of Anchorage, Alaska. Elta's great-grandchildren are Emilie, Sara, Kaiya, Macie and Brennan. Her sister, Doris (Harvey) Hicks resides in Moncton.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin; son-in-law, Max MacDonald, and daughter-in-law, Lois Duguid.
In Sackville, Elta was a seed analyst at the Seed Branch and taught in summer schools at Mount Allison University. In Sydney, she was a homemaker, a member of the United Baptist Church, and a teacher. Many young people can witness the help she gave them in her home with their academic studies. Elta enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and was an incredible fund of information and help to those around her.
Viewing will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 27, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elta's memory can be made to the charity of your choosing.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

3/23/2013 New Horton
Dunn Andrew Dunn CBP 3/16/2013
Andrew Dunn
Born: April 26th, 1947
Passed on: March 14th, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the death of husband, father and grandfather, ‘Andy.’
Born on April 26, 1947, and passed away peacefully at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family on March 14, 2013.
Andy was the son of the late David and Mary (Gillis) Dunn.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Phillips-Timmons) Dunn; daughter, Andrea Dunn (Dale Jenkins), Belle Cote; son, John (Deanene) Dunn, Fort MacMurray; stepson William Timmons, S.W. Margaree; step daughter Marilyn (John) Andrews, N.E. Margaree; grandchildren, Makayla and Dylan Jenkins and Allena Dunn; step-grandchildren Sabrina and Amanda Elmourne-Timmons, James, Billy, and Bailey Andrews. He is also survived by brothers Hughie (Effie) Dunn Margaree Forks, Jack Dunn, New Jersey, Alex (Elaine) Dunn, Grand Etang; sisters Janet (Donald) MacDonald, New York, Marion (Eric) Skinner, Inverness; sister-in-law Pauline Dunn, Margaree Forks and many nieces and nephews.
Andy was predeceased by brothers John, Ronald, Leo, Andrew and David; sister-in-law Margaret Rose Dunn .
Andy was a long-time member of UA Local 682. When Andy was not working he was happy at home, hunting and fishing in Big Brook. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially his grandchildren.
Visitation for Andy will be held at St Patrick's Parish Hall, North East Margaree Sunday March 17, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at St Patrick's Parish Church, North East Margaree with Father Doug MacDonald officiating.
Donations in memory of Andrew may be made to Inverness Palliative Care or St. Patrick's Parish.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley.
Online condolences at Sunsetfuneralco.op@gmail.com.

3/14/2013 26/04/1947
Dunn Robert Dunn CBP 4/3/2013
Robert Dunn
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 1st, 2013
It is with sadness that we, the family of Robert Gregory Dunn of Victoria Road, Sydney, announce his passing on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Whelan) Dunn.
Robert was a member of St. Theresa’s parish, Sydney.
He was employed with Cape Breton Beverages, until retirement.
Surviving are his wife, Delores ‘Loie’ (Mahoney); daughters, Raylene (Eddy) Dunn and Leanne (Dave), both of Sydney; sons, Bobby (Colleen), Sydney River, and Gary (Maureen), Sydney; sisters, Myrna (Simon) Gillis, Whitney Pier, and Daisy Dunn, Brantford, Ont.; brothers, John and Frank (Sandra), Whitney Pier; grandchildren, Brent, Gregory, Angelica, Michael, Aaron, Britney and David, all of Sydney; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson and Nellie Muise, Sydney, and Mike and Sally Mahoney, Sydney River.
Robert was predeceased by his son, Jimmy, sisters, Anne and Mamie and brothers, Rory, Jim and Phil.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Thursday, 2 p.m. with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to palliative care.
“Go Hawks Go!”
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

4/1/2013 Sydney
Dunn Shirley Gertrude (Moore) Dunn CBP 11/27/2013
Shirley Gertrude (Moore) Dunn
Born In: Sydney
Born: November 25th, 1935
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: November 25th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Gertrude Dunn on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born on July 14, 1935, in Sydney, Shirley was the daughter of the late Bernard and Gertrude (Fowler) Moore.
She was the youngest and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Shirley was a devoted Catholic of Holy Redeemer parish. She worked in shoe retail in her younger years before retiring from Sydney City Hospital, Housekeeping Department. She loved playing cards, bingo and was a very dear friend to all. Shirley will be remembered by family and friends for her laughter and love for music while enjoying a good time.
Shirley is survived by her two children, Karen, New Brunswick, and Michael, New Jersey, N.Y. Also left to mourn are several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Neil Dunn, son, Robert, sisters, Maise, Colleen and Clara, and brothers, Bernie, Mick, Jim, Francis, Kevin and John.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in the old Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier. A reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home
Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral H