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Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Elizabeth 'Betty' Windeler
Passed in: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 21st, 2014
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elizabeth 'Betty' Windeler on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney at the age of 78.
Betty was the daughter of the late Tom and Anne (Boland) O’Keefe, of Bishop’s Falls, N.L.
She was a mother of seven children who have many fond memories of camping in P.E.I. every summer. She was a 25-year member of the Port Hawkesbury Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and an Avon representative for many years. Betty was an avid bowler, bingo player and darts player. Throughout the years, she and Bruce travelled as far away as Germany and Australia visiting friends and family. She enjoyed many card games with her children and grandchildren. She touched many lives through her work at SAERC and the Vocational School cafeteria.
Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bruce; by sons, Henry (Janet), Labrador; Keith, Athabasca, Alberta; daughters, Dorothy (Gary) and Colleen (Shawn) all of Sydney and Charlene (Darren), Calgary ; also many cherished grandchildren, Katherine, Daniel, Shane, Megan, Matthew, Mark , Steven, Laura, Beth, Michael, Hannah, Zara, Sarah, Thomas, Sofie and Emily, great-grandchildren, Hayden, Lauren, Blake, Elizabeth, and Nicholas; sisters, Madelyn Gray, Stephenville, N.L.; Eleanor (Greg) Dorken, Medicine Hat, Alberta; Lynn (Sonny) Stride, Powell River, B.C.; brothers, Gill (Jen), Stephenville Crossing, N.L.; Jim (Gen), Neil, all of Bishop’s Falls, N.L.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sons, Ross and Brian; daughter-in-law, Brenda, sister, Mary (Harry) Baird; brothers, Ron, Gerry, great-nephew, Harry K. Baird; sister-in-law, Marion O’Keefe; brother-in-law, John Gray.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury and from where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. 
Donations in memory of Betty may be made to a charity of one's choice. 





Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Susan Pearl McNamara
Born In: Sydney
Born: September 12th, 1964
Passed in: Richmond County
Passed on: March 22nd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Susan Pearl, 49, on March 22, 2014, at the Strait Richmond Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, Susan Pearl was the youngest child of Hugh and Anna (Ashe) MacDonald, Oban.
Susan was a loving wife to Stewart, her devoted husband of 24 years of Oban and proud mother of Samantha and Brian. She is also survived by her brothers, Joseph (Colleen), Calgary, John (Debbie), Oban; sisters, Cheryl (Sheila), Port Williams and Jean (Jerry) Lewis Lake, and many nieces and nephews also survive her.
Susan graduated from St Peter’s District High School in 1982, received a BA degree in political science from Acadia University in 1985 and a paralegal diploma with honours from UCCB in 1987. During her career she was employed with Sampson McDougall, Sydney; Ivo Winter, Arichat; LeBlanc MacDonald/Boudrot Rodgers and Evans MacIsaac MacMillan, Port Hawkesbury.
Resting in the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor with visitation on Tuesday andWednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 1 p.m. from St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter’s. Interment in the Oban Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Glebe House basement, St. Peter’s.
Special thanks are extended to Drs. Laryea and Peltekian and nurses of Unit 6B VG Hospital; doctors and nurses at St Martha’s Hospital and to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Strait Richmond Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Strait Richmond Hospital or the Oban Cemetery Fund.
Funeral Arrangments are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. 





Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Wanda Shannon Leaone MacDougall

Wanda MacDougall, 80, of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Mae and Edward Baird. Wanda is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Tom. She leaves behind daughters, Gi-Gi ( Jackie) Burke, Kim (Duncan) MacQueen, both of Glace Bay, Darlene (Reid) MacQueen of Hamilton and a son Shane (Margaret) of Arnprior. Wanda adored her grandchildren, Darren, Daniel, Brad, Taylor, Neil, Tyler, Keith, Kenneth and Thomas, and especially her cherished four-legged sidekick, Charlie. Wanda is also survived by a brother, Keith. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jean, and a brother, Warren. There will be no visitation by Mrs. MacDougall’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.in the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, If there is inclement weather this service will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m.Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visitingwww.pattenfuneralhome.com. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear, It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, The day they called you home.    



Abbott Blanche Abbott CBP 05/02/2014
Blanche Abbott

Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Passed in: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014


Blanche Elsie Abbott, a resident of Gables Lodge, Amherst (formerly, Taylor St., Whitney Pier), passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Cumberland County Regional Hospital, Amherst, N.S.
Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Deborah (Fleming) Etsell.
Blanche was employed as housemother for the Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing. Following her retirement as housemother, she went to work at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School, Sydney.
Surviving are her daughter, April (Robert) Moore, Port Hastings and grandsons, Kyle and Jordan.
Blanche was predeceased by her husband, Albert in 2008.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Eugene Fisher officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/2/2014 Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Aikens Linda Aikens CBP 15/02/2014
Linda Aikens

Born In: Boisdale

Passed in: Upper Leitches Creek
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Linda Marie Aikens, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother and friend, on Friday February 14, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Boisdale she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Marion (MacDonald) O’Handley.
Linda was employed as a PCW at the New Dawn Guest Home, Lingan and was working until the end of September. She enjoyed cooking and baking for friends, family and community events, helping with the New Dawn Bake sale was a special event every year. In years past she also enjoyed bowling with the woman on Wednesdays and the Friday night mixed bowling. She loved spending time with friends and family laughing, dancing and all who knew her know she enjoyed a good joke.
Linda is survived by her husband Charlie; her son Mark (Sheri), Langley BC; her daughter Tracey (Dana) Collins, North Sydney; grandchildren Josh & Sydney Aikens and Nicholas Collins (Amanda Styles); special godchildren Ray Aikens, Connie MacNeil, Meaghan O’Handley; special friends Cassandra, Aaron, Carol and Fred Martell. Also surviving her sisters Marguerite (Jimmy) Goode, Dutch Brook, Renee Rudolph, Lethbridge, AB, Ann (Earl) MacPherson, North Sydney, Sylvia (Norman) MacNeil, Halifax, Mary (Ed) Naugle, Dartmouth, Kay MacKinnon, Sydney Mines; her brothers James (Margie) O’Handley, Gerald (Sandra) O’Handley both of Boisdale, she will also be greatly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law and all the Aikens family.
Besides her parents Linda was predeceased by a daughter Lisa; her sisters Bernadette MacDougall and Charlotte O’Handley.
No visitation by request. A funeral mass for Linda will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Church, Boisdale with Rev Paul Abbass officiating.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Cancer Center, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
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.

2/14/2014 Boisdale
Allen Margaret 'Margie' Allen Cape Breton Post 04/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Margaret Christina (Pentecost) Allen on Feb. 27, 2014, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Sydney Mines on April 21, 1948, Margaret was the youngest daughter of the late James and Annie (Briggs) Pentecost.
She married the love of her life, Bruce, and had two wonderful sons, Troy and Kyle. Margaret was a pillar in the Fortress of Louisbourg community as a member of the volunteer militia.
Margaret, fondly called 'Margie', moved to River Bourgeois after the death of her husband and quickly became an active member of the senior community. She loved to play darts, cards and frequent bingo whenever she could.
Margaret leaves behind to mourn her passing two sons, Troy (Martha) and Kyle (Sonya). She also leaves behind her two cherished grandchildren, Caelin and Maeryn, who were the light of her life. Her brother Eddie (Mary Ellen) and sister Anne Marie (Joseph) will miss her greatly. She made many friends where ever she lived and will be sadly missed by all those hearts she touched.
She was predeceased by her husband Bruce, sister Mary and brother John.
The family would like to extend thanks to the support staff and special friends, mom spoke kindly of you all. 
Margie's family will be receiving visitors at Tara Lynn Touesnard Community Centre in River Bourgeois from 6-9 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 4). Margie was a loyal friend of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and will return there for a Funeral Service in the chapel of the King's Bastion Wednesday March 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. Reception will follow in the McLennan Centre.

2/27/2014 Sydney Mines, April 21st, 1948
Almond Michael Almond Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Michael Almond
Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: May 29th, 1934
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 26th, 2011
For Dad
To be heard, without saying a word
To be hugged when we’re feeling blue,
To be understood, when we’re confused
So rare was a Dad like you.

Your loving smile, and gentle laugh,
Made all the difference in our day.
Your endless wisdom and timeless advice
Always helped us find our way.

In you there was no Equal,
You were in a class all your own
And because of all the Love you gave us,
We’ll never be alone.

Sadly missed and never forgotten

Charlene, Natalie, Deanna, Allison, Michael and Family

3/26/2014 Sydney, NS
Anderson Carmel Anderson CBP 03/02/2014
Carmel Anderson

Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014


Carmel passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after a brief illness.
Carmel was born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland one of eight children of Fred and Bernadette Molloy. Carmel moved to Cape Breton as a young woman with her late husband, Ronald Anderson.
Following Ron’s untimely death in 1970, Carmel resumed her career at Marine Atlantic in North Sydney while raising a young family. Carmel was an active volunteer with the North Sydney Food Bank and the Canadian Cancer Society. She also gave her time freely to her many friends and neighbours.
Carmel enjoyed the beauty of Cape Breton, particularly time spent at her cottage in Ross Ferry, a community she was proud to be a part of. She was an avid gardener and a skilled bridge player. She appreciated life’s simple pleasures and was happiest outside and in the company of her many treasured friends, especially Marilyn and Alex Gilchrist
Carmel was predeceased by her parents and her husband, as well as her brother John Molloy and sisters Mary Daly and Alice Taylor; brothers-in-law Gerald, Jim and Harry Anderson, Albert Daly, Bill Morrissey, Bill Taylor, and Bill Comeau.
Carmel is survived by her daughter Donna (Bert Currie) North Sydney; her son John (Denise Gallant) Sydney; grandchildren Andie Currie, Johnna Johnson (Matt), Ben Currie, Jennifer Anderson, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Adrian Molloy (Bertha) Calgary, AB. And sisters Margaret Morrissey, St. John’s, NL., Maureen Treslan (Dennis), St. Johns, NL. And Sheila Comeau, Bedford , NS.;brother–in-law, Lloyd Anderson, Corner Brook, NL.; sisters-in-law Lorraine Anderson, Port Aux Basques, NL., Maureen Anderson, Kingston, NS., Maxine Anderson, Manuels, NL. And many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11a.m. at St. Joseph Church North Sydney with Rev. Vern Boutilier and Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. No visitation by request.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VON Cape Breton or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
The Tide is flowing
with the Gale,
Heave Ho! My Lads,
set every Sail
to Blow us Home again.

2/2/2014 St. John's, Newfoundland
Antle Gordon Antle CBP 30/01/2014
Gordon Antle

Born In: Whitney Pier
Born: March 1st, 1930

Passed in: Courtney
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

The family of Gordon Antle regret to announce his passing on Jan. 23, 2014, after a brief illness.
Born March 1, 1930 and raised in "the Pier", he was the son of the late Ray and Kate (Weeks) Antle. He worked at the steel plant before joining the RCAF, where he served on several bases, including Edmonton, Alta.; Metz, France; Shearwater, N.S.; Greenwood, N.S. and Comox, B.C., where he retired.
In his youth he played hockey but his greatest love was music and playing his guitar and singing. Many summers he returned to Cape Breton and entertained family and friends for hours.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Doreen; stepchildren, Lean and Ashly; six step-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond 'JR' and Edward, Sydney; sister, 'Stash', Toronto; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Mary (Bennett) and Loretta (Jamieson) and brother, James.
At his request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place.
"RIP Bro. Fond memories forever."

1/23/2014 Whitney Pier on Mar. 1, 1930
Atkinson Thomas 'Bruce' Atkinson Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Thomas 'Bruce' Atkinson
Born In: Sydney
Born: March 21st, 1968
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 24th, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Bruce Atkinson on Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney on March 21, 1968, Bruce was the son of Vivian (Osborne) and the late Raymond ‘Jumbo’ Atkinson.
Bruce was a longtime residence of Breton Abilities Center, formerly the Braemore Home. He was fascinated by trucks of every kind and loved going on drives. Bruce will be remembered by his family and friends for being very energetic and curious.
Bruce leaves behind his mother, Vivian; sisters, Lynn Sparkes and Brenda (John) MacTaggart; brothers, John (Mary Ann), Raymond and Martin (Wendy); as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation for the late Thomas Bruce Atkinson. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to Breton Abilities Center or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care given to Bruce during his time of need.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

3/24/2014 3/21/1968
Aucoin Leonard Aucoin CBP 05/02/2014
Leonard Aucoin
Born In: Glace Bay


Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 2nd, 2014


It is with great sadness that we, the family of Leonard Aucoin announce his sudden passing on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 59, at his home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Mary (Murrin) and Lawrence Aucoin.Leonard was an avid member of St Anthony’s parish, Glace Bay. He was a member of Paschendaele and Caledonia Dart Leagues. He enjoyed his weekly dart meets. He enjoyed riding his bike daily. He was also a member of the Canadian Blood Donor Clinic for 12 years. He was a true Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He decorated his basement to show his loyalty to his team.
He is survived by brothers, Blair (Sheila), Glace Bay, Art (Karen), Dominion; sisters, Marguerite (Dave) Wilson, Boston, Yvonne Ludlow, Ontario, Barbara MacDougall, Donna (Nick) Bonnar, Debbie Burke, Colleen (Kenny) Wadden, Glace Bay, Laura Vaters, Donkin; brother-in-law, Bud Simpson, Ontario; and a great number of nieces and nephews; friend, Stevie Vaters.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Joanie and Carol, brother, Lawrence (Sonny), brothers-in-law, Archie Ludlow, Robbie Vaters and Donnie Burke.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating. The burial will be in St Anthony’s Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

1/2/2014 Glace Bay
AuCoin Stephen 'Beef' AuCoin CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 1st, 2014

Stephen 'Beef' AuCoin a resident of Steeles Hill, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Taigh Na Mara.
Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Jack and Catherine (MacIntosh) AuCoin. He was self employed and a veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma (Hodder); children, Donna (David) Fox Creek, Alta.; sons, Stephen (Joanne), Fort McMurray, David (Connie), Englishtown, Gina (David) Dundas, Ont., Allan (Anne) Glace Bay, Michael (Tammy) Donkin; sister, Sharon (Bill) Clarke; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
There is no visitation by request. A funeral service celebrating Stephen’s life will be on Monday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating. Interment will take place in the spring.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Taigh Na Mara.
The family would like to thank the staff of Taigh Na Mara for the excellent care to dad.

1/1/2014 Glace Bay
Bailey John Frederick Bailey Cape Breton Post 04/03/2014
Family and friends of John Frederick Bailey wish to share news of his passing at the age of 86, on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born and raised in Sydney Mines, John F., as he was well known, was the son of the late Frederick and Lucy Bailey. He was a member of Holy Family parish in Sydney Mines.
John was a very kind, gentle and caring person and well known for his wit. John F., in his earlier years, was employed with the British Canadian Co-op, and then operated his own men’s clothing store in Sydney Mines. He was very active in his community throughout his life, serving on the Sydney Mines Town Council, a member of the William B. MacLeod 4th Degree Council, as well as life member of the Santa Maria Council 2024, and past Grand Knight, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Ceilidh Golden K. John F. was also a board member of Kinsmen Day Care, Princess Credit Union, and Northside Homemakers Services Society.
He leaves behind to mourn his wife Barbara; sisters, Ann (Howard) and Renelda (Howard); brothers, David and Arthur (Yvonne); stepchildren, Patricia (Lorne) Quinn, Bras d’Or, Ellen Dunn, Halifax, Monica (Dan) Lamothe, Rimouski, Que., Ann (John) Ling, Sydney, Bill (Cathy) Dunn, Dartmouth, Norma Benac (Monty), North Sydney, Sharon (Larry) Leonard, Winnipeg, Man., and Lorna (Kevin) Jardine, North Sydney; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John also leaves behind a special person, Mary Viva.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Stubbert, and sisters, Rose Marie and Agnes.
There will be no visitation. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will take place in the parish hall, following the service. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in John’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.

3/3/2014 Sydney Mines
Barrington Gregory Barrington CBP 22/02/2014
Gregory Barrington

Passed in: Bowmanville
Passed on: February 13th, 2014

On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville, Greg Barrington of Burnt River passed in his 67th year.
Beloved husband of Karin Barrington. Loving father of Christopher (Candice) of Phelpston, Ont., Sabine of Fenelon Falls, Ont., Michael of Burnt River, Ont., Lisa (Nicholas) of Peterborough, Ont. And George of Lindsay, Ont. Greg is also the foster-father of Chris and Evan. Dear grandfather of Kaitlyn, Liam and Braeden. Greg is survived by his father, Harry Barrington; brother Leonard (Gail); sister Marion Brenna (Phonse) of New Waterford, N.S., sisters, Joan Stevens (Tom) and Terry McKenzie of Dartmouth, N.S. and brother Harry Barrington (Pat) of Stevensville, Ont. Uncle Greg will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Greg will also be sadly missed by his mother-in-law, Effi Fleischhauer and sister and brother-in-law, Susanne and Gunter Meyer, all of Fenelon Falls.
Greg has been an active member of the Kinmount Fair Board for many years, including the position of president. Greg has also served with the Lions Club for several years. Greg has played an influential role in the lives of many young people as a caring foster parent. Greg's unique abilities and style of training horses designed by him as Motivational Response Training earned him the respected title of a Horse Whisperer. His experience led him to develop equine therapy for troubled children. The family of Greg Barrington will receive friends at the JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION & TRIBUTE CENTRE, 8 Princes' St. W., Fenelon Falls, on Friday March 7th from 7-9 p.m. and then on Saturday, March 8th at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre from 11 a.m until 12 p.m. A 'Celebration of Life Service' will take place at 12 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre. Reception to follow. Interment later at Fenelon Falls Cemetery.
If desired memorial donations to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society or the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

2/13/2014
Baxter John Baxter Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
John Baxter
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: June 15th, 1949
Passed in: Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 20th, 2014
On March 20, 2014, John passed away in Digby General Hospital, with his wife and best friend, Linda (Hicks) Baxter at his side. 
Born June 15, 1949 in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Robert and Mary (Hawley) Baxter. He worked for about 36 years with Canadian Tire, Quinpool Road, Halifax, before retiring to Digby. He was a kind and gentle man who always had time to stop and talk or listen to family and friends. He loved dogs and he and Linda always had one in their home. 
He is survived by his brothers, Robert (Louise), Edward (Ruth) of Glace Bay and Henry (Joanne) of Ontario.
Donations in memory of John can be made to New Roof for the Rectory, Trinity Anglican Church, P.O. Box 1433, Digby, B0V 1A0 or charity of your choice.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of John's life will take place in early summer.

3/20/2014 Glace Bay, June 15,1949
Beaton Anita Beaton CBP 10/01/2014
Anita Beaton

Passed in: St. Catharines, Canada
Passed on: December 31st, 2013

Anita Beaton passed away Dec. 31, 2013, at her home in St. Catharines, Ont., surrounded by family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held today (Jan. 10, 2014) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating.
Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Online expressions of sympathy may be
sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/31/2013
Beaton Anita Isobel Beaton CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Cape Breton, Canada

Passed in: Canada
Passed on: December 31st, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends at her home on Dec. 31, 2013, at the age of 53 years.
Survived by her loving mother Florence, sister Christena (Robbin) Thompson, brothers Johnny (Linda), Daniel, and Malcolm (Allison). Also survived by Aunt Mockey, nieces Jessica, Marissa and nephews Gerard and Ryan, many family members and special friends "The Gang" - you know who you are.
Predeceased by her father Gerard.
Born and raised in Cape Breton. She started her nursing career at St. Martha's School of Nursing, continuing on to work at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Later moved to St. Catharines and worked on the medical and I.C.U. units of the St. Catharines General Hospital.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Turnbull and his amazing staff, Dr. Ryan D'Sa, Dr. Mel Hollidge and the many friends who visited Anita at the house during her fight with ALS.
Family will receive friends at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St. on Sunday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service to celebrate Anita's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Cape Breton.
Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Turnbull's ALS Clinic McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main St. West, Division of Neurology 4U, Hamilton, Ont., L8N 3Z5, Phone: 905-521-2100 in Anita's honour.
Further arrangements will be entrusted to V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Nova Scotia, B1H 4K4, 902-862-6439 to follow for a visitation on Friday, Jan. 10, 2013, between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Jan. 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. at The Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue.
Successful in all her endeavours and loved by all!

12/31/2013 Cape Breton
Beaton Daniel 'Marty' Beaton CBP 20/01/2014
Daniel 'Marty' Beaton

Born In: Blackstone

Passed in: Evanston
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Martin passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Martin was the son of the late Dan Angus and Catherine (MacLellan) Beaton of Blackstone, Inverness County.
Having been predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Joan (McNamara), he is survived by his sons, Tommy (Brenda), Port Hawkesbury; Jason (Aya) and Christopher (Rina), of Calgary; three grandchildren, Daniel and his mom, Trish MacLean; Alexis and Finley Beaton, all of Port Hawkesbury. Martin is also survived by brothers, Finley (fiancé Kay Chisholm), Antigonish; Angus (Marilyn), Bedford; Alexander, Stewartdale; Ambrose (Cathy), Eastern Passage; Kevin (Mary), Malcolm (Marguerite), Blackstone; and sisters, Teresa Schieck, Michigan; Marie (Ron) Martineau, Bruderheim, Alta; Marcella Phillips (Alex MacKinnon), Inverness; Margaret Hawley, Millville; Marian (Rannie) MacLellan, Long Point. He is also survived by parents-in-law, Mable and Frank Cambria; sisters-in-law, Lorraine (Celeste) and Margaret (Robert) Fitzpatrick, all of Boston, Mass.; as well as many nieces and nephews and close friends.
He was predeceased by brothers-in-law, James Schieck, Clyde Phillips, Angus Hawley and sister-in-law, Rosalia Beaton.
Martin was retired from STORA Paper Mill, Port Hawkesbury, and he will be remembered as a strong advocate for the cause of unionism and the rights of the working class. He was a long time member of CEP Local 972 and served in several positions on the local executive and various committees.
He was a strong supporter of the NDP party, was twice a provincial candidate for the Inverness South riding and worked as campaign manager for subsequent candidates in his riding.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 and enjoyed attending social activities with his friends there.
His interests included: following hockey, particularly supporting his sons’ and grandchildren’s hockey programs; playing cards, four-wheeling, attending ceilidhs; story-telling and joking. Martin was well known for his great sense of humour and quick wit which endeared him to all who knew him. He maintained his humour throughout his lengthy illness, even to the very end.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with vigil service at 7 p.m. Wednesday all in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to The Lodge That Gives, 5826 South St., Halifax, N.S, B3H-1S6 or to a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

1/17/2014 Blackstone
Beaton Robert Beaton CBP 18/01/2014
Robert Beaton

Born In: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Passed on: December 18th, 2013

It is with regret that we announce the sudden passing of my brother, Robert Eric Beaton, on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at his home.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, he was the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Jackson) Beaton.
Eric worked as a labourer for many years and enjoyed repairing cars.
He is survived by his sister, Marilyn (Robert) Wilson of Calgary.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother John Beaton.
There will be no visitation or funeral service for Robert. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/18/2013 Windsor, Ontario
Benedict Bertha Alice Benedict CBP 27/01/2014
Bertha Alice Benedict

Passed in: Sydney Forks
Passed on: January 26th, 2014

Bertha Benedict of Meadows Road, Sydney Forks, passed away Jan. 26, 2014, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney with daughter Paulette at her side.
Bertha is survived by her husband of 68 years, Paul Benedict and her five children, Doug (Marie) Benedict, Truro, Paulette (John) Corbett, Sydney Forks, Pauline (Don) Mitton, Halifax, David (Ann) Benedict, Sydney Forks, and Rebecca Benedict (Paul Devlin), Bowden, Alta.; 11 grandchildren, Kimberley (Jean Claude Beaudry) Benedict, Catherine Benedict, Janet (Ryan) Sommers, Carolyn (Garett) Nickelo, Heather (Tige) Procyshyn, Peter Mitton, Allison Corbett (Kirk Oliver), Michael Corbett, Cheryl Benedict, Steven (Rachel) Chiasson and David (Karolyn) Chiasson; great-grandchildren, Matthieu, Jacob, Liam (Beaudry) Benedict, Benedict, Atticus Sommers, Morgan, Callen, Amy Procyshyn, Avery Sydney Chiasson, Thomas Rennee, Jacob Chiasson, Cody Corbett and Carson Oliver.
The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was predeceased by parents, Hubert and Ivy Jackson, Sydney River, twin brother, Douglas, brothers, Gordon, John, Edward and Ralph Jackson and sisters, Clara Ross and Isabel Novak. She was also predeceased by infant granddaughter, Nancy Nicole Benedict.
With a strong sense of self-reliance and determination, Bertha was one of those who didn’t complain, she just worked a little harder. Her lifelong hobby was textile crafts created for her family and others. She started knitting for Second World War troops and ended knitting for children of a Sydney school. Her family have a wealth of crocheted, tatted, quilted, hooked and knitted items from her never still hands. She and Paul enjoyed visits with family and friends especially during the years they wintered in Florida. Everyone enjoyed the taste and smell of her homemade bread and a cup of tea.
The family extends thanks to the staff of the Creative Care Unit of the Cove Guest Home for their compassionate end of life care for Bertha.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Lung Association or charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.c

1/26/2014
Beyreis Phyllis Beyreis CBP 15/02/2014
Phyllis Beyreis

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of Phyllis Margaret Beyreis (nee Jones) on Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Phyllis was born to the late James and Mary Jones in Cobourg, ON.
She is survived by her husband, Maxwell; daughters, Deborah (Brian) MacDonald and Carla Beyreis; her son Kurt Beyreis; grandsons, Liam and Brian MacDonald.
Her immediate family wish to express their sincere thanks to the EHS Paramedic team and the hospital intensive care staff for their outstanding help and care.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…

2/8/2014
Biron Catherine Biron (MacLeod) CBP 11/01/2014
Catherine Biron (MacLeod)

Born In: Stirling, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: January 9th, 2014

Catherine Mary (MacLeod) Biron, MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly of Brown St., Sydney, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2014 at the MacGillivary Guest Home, at the age of 95.
Born in Stirling, Richmond Co., N.S. she was the daughter of the late Kenneth (William) Neil and Mary Tina (Patterson) MacLeod.
Catherine was a homemaker for her three sons and husband, plus a bookkeeper for her husband Claude’s automotive repair business.
She is survived by her son, Keats (Brenda Noseworthy), Sydney/Florida; and daughters-in-law, Judy (Hillen) Biron, Sydney, and Lynn Roper, Sydney/Florida. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Effie MacPherson, Mary Margaret Munroe, both of Marion Bridge and brother, William 'Willie', MacGillivary Guest Home.
She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; sons, Roger and Kenzie and a daughter in infancy; grandsons, Kevin and Keats; granddaughter Paula (Biron) LeVatte and her two children, Alyssa and Blake; sister, Dolena (Camille Tremblett), Quebec, Annie MacLeod; brother, Sam (Eleanor) MacLeod, Sydney.
The family want to extend a special thank you to the nursing and support staff at the MacGillivary Guest Home for their un-ending and loving care giving and personal support.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A service in memory of Catherine will be held 3 p.m. Sunday January 12, 2014 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Rev. Sheldon Chant offiating.
Reception to follow. Interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Society, the MacGillivary Guest Home or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …

1/9/2014 Stirling, Canada
Bloomfield James Bloomfield CBP 12/02/2014
James Bloomfield

With great sadness we announce the passing of James Bloomfield peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Sharon. Survived by his brothers and sisters. Loving father of David, Amy, Christa and adored uncle of Sara, Valerie and Tim.
Visitation for close family and friends will be held on Thursday evening and the private family services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

2/8/2014
Bonang Catherine 'Belle' Bonang CBP 28/01/2014
Catherine 'Belle' Bonang

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Westmount, Canada
Passed on: January 27th, 2014

With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother, Catherine Isabel 'Belle' Bonang, 86, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital after a brief illness with her family by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Matilda (LeBlanc) Haynes.
Belle was a kind, loving and happy person who always had a smile for everyone and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. In her earlier years she loved shopping, fishing and hunting. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Westmount.
She is survived by her two sons, David Bonang, Brooklyn, N.S., Bruce (Marianne) Bonang, Westmount; her two daughters, Sharon Bonang, North Sydney, and Marie (Earl) Musgrave, Shenacadie, with whom she resided for the past year. Also surviving are her six grandchildren Davis, Shannon, Denise, Michael, Vicki and Zoe.
Besides her parents, Belle was predeceased by her husband Ralph Bonang.
The family wishes to thank the Cape Breton County Homemakers Agency for all their support during the past year, the Palliative Care and ER staff at the Northside General Hospital for the excellent care shown to our family as well as our mother.
Visitation for Belle will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass for Belle will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Westmount at a later date.
Family flowers only please, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/27/2014 Sydney
Bonner Mary Bonner Cape Breton Post 28/03/2014
Mary Bonner

Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 25th, 2014

Mary Bonner, age 81 of Princess Street, Glace Bay, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Ann (MacDonald) Bonner. Mary was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Watkins) MacDonald (husband, Kevin - deceased), Lynn (Watkins) Dearing (husband, David); five sons, Paul Watkins, Duane Watkins, Michael Watkins, Roddie Watkins and Francis Watkins. Also surviving are Mary's two brothers, Buddy Bonner (Colleen), Francis Bonner (Peggy); one sister, Rodena 'Roddy' LeCreux (Louie); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by three sons, John 'Butch', Richard 'Rickey' and Harold Watkins; one brother, Grady Bonner and one sister, Shirley Bonner.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m.; all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Norman MacPhee presiding. Interment in St. Anne's Cemetery, weather permitting.
As an expression of sympathy for Mary, memorial donations in her memory may be made to palliative care.

3/25/2014
Bos Richard Bos CBP 24/01/2014
Richard Bos

Born In: Sydney
Born: September 14th, 1957

Passed in: Fall River
Passed on: January 21st, 2014

Richard Bos of Fall River, passed away on Jan. 21, 2014 at home.
Born on Sept. 14, 1957 in Sydney, he was the son of the late Jacob N. Bos and Greta (Richards) Bos.
He is survived by his sister, Rosemary Lewis (Gerald), Edwardsville; his niece, Laura Lewis, Halifax and his nephew, Scott Lewis, Halifax.
Richard was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking, and exploring the Joggins fossil cliffs. He will always be remembered for his witty sense of humour.
Richard was a long term employee with Pratt-Whitney Canada, Halifax.
There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Special thanks to the caring staff at the QEII Dialysis Unit. A heartfelt thank you goes out to those whom Richard referred to as his “angels”, Shelley, Piroska and Lee.
Donations in memory of Richard can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Atlantic Canada), QEII Health Sciences Center Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home Baddeck, N.S.
Online condolences may be sent to macaskillfuneralhome@gmail.com.

1/21/2014
Boutiler Bert Boutiler Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
It is with great sadness that we, his grieving family, announce the sudden passing of Bert Boutilier, Little Pond, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 
Bert will be reunited with his late parents, Hector and Medie (Doyle) Boutilier.
Bert was the loving husband of Brenda (Clarke), and proud father of Greg (Paula Young) and Erika (David) Hearsey. He was known as Grandpa to Mikhail and Monte Hearsey and new grandson, Hunter Boutilier. They made Grandpa proud and kept him young at heart. Bert is also loved and missed by siblings, Marilyn (Cletus) Couture, Mary Lou (Dexter) Bothwell, Jimmy (Dianne), Suzanne (Bruce) MacDonald, Walter (Esther), William (Shona), Margaret Ann (Kevin) McGean, Janice Lloyd, Hector (Brenda), Denise (Clarence) Pyke and Christopher Boutilier. He was also greatly loved and will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. He was much admired and loved by his extended Clarke family. 
Bert was rich in friends and family, he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, including his faithful sidekick, Bailey.
As per Bert’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Bert wished for those who knew him to remember him as was in life. A private memorial for the immediate family only will take place at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, as Bert would have done, help someone in need. 

3/12/2014 November 2, 1953
Boutilier Henry 'Charles' Boutilier Cape Breton Post 08/03/2014
It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Charles Boutilier on Feb. 20 in Fort St. John, B.C.
Charles was the son of Fred Boutilier and Nancy Georg. He is survived by his brothers Eric (Jody) and Allen who now reside in Fort St. John, B.C. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Charles was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Boutilier, and maternal grandparents, Henry and Betty George.
Charles touched so many with his soft and humble character. A definition of true, honest, and such sincere attitude that would glow when he entered a room.
The family would like to thank all their East-Coast friends and family for the kindness and compassion extended to them during this difficult time.
When the stars align
That is when she will be mine
And I know that may take forever
But that is how long I would wait
for us to be together
...Written by: Henry Charles Boutilier

2/20/2014 10/3/1986
Bowne Ronalda Bowne CBP 24/02/2014
Ronalda Bowne

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: January 20th, 1956

Passed on: February 20th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden, peaceful passing of our wonderful, caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Ronalda Lynn Bowne, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
Born in Sydney Mines on Jan. 20, 1956, she was the daughter of Lorraine (Higham) and the late Ronald Ramsdale.
She was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence, and was always happy with her quilting buddies; the ‘Wilson Weavers.’ She always called it her ‘therapy session,’ and had so many great laughs.
Ronalda was employed for many years in Harbour View Hospital in Sydney Mines, until illness forced her to retire.
Ronalda was loved by all who knew her and was a loyal friend to all. Her son Michael was her life and she and Charles spent many days cheering him on in hockey and baseball. She and Charlie looked so forward to their yearly trip down south and to relax in the sun. She was an avid Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan and she and Charlie always held season tickets. She was so excited when in hospital she was presented with an autographed jersey from the team.
Ronalda possessed an immeasurable capacity for love, compassion, understanding, generosity and friendship. She had an individually unique relationship with all her family members and her friends. Her ability to connect with all who she met, and to make them feel valuable and loved, was revered by many including her entire family and those in her many circles of friends.
Left to mourn her passing is her loving husband, Charles and her son, Michael, Edmonton; she also leaves behind her loving mother, Lorraine (Ramsdale) Nicholson; her sister, Trudy (Frank) Herritt; stepsisters, Lenore Pardy, Sally Popovich and stepbrother, Nick Nicholson; brothers-in-law, Paul (Mary Louise), Jimmy (Carolyn) and Bernie (Vicki); sisters-in-law, Bernette, Judy, Brenda and Karen; her Aunt Sylvia (Michael) MacMullin, Uncle Harry (Lorraine) Higham, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also missing her is her furbaby, Zoe.
Ronalda held her niece, Tanya (Jason) Clarkson and her nephew, Steven Herritt, as if they were her own children. Her great-niece, Michaela and great-nephews, Aubrey, Ashton and Ashley were always ‘Aunt Auda’s' babies.
She was predeceased by her father, Ronald Ramsdale, stepfather, Roddie Nicholson and sister, Jackie in 1954.
Visitation for Ronalda Bowne was held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place today (Monday) at 2 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence, with Dianne Kempt DLM and Rev. Nick Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Wilson United Church, the SPCA, which was so close to her heart, as she had such a love for animals, or to a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
"To those I love
The only thing between us
Whether we are big or small
Is a tiny little heartbeat
Just a heartbeat - that is all
So when you’re sad and lonely
And my death seems so unfair
You will always hear me whisper
'Touch your heart, you’ll find me there'.”

2/20/2014 January 20th, 1956
Bragg Jean Bragg (Evans) Cape Breton Post 12/03/2014
It’s with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Jean Ewing (Evans) Bragg. Jean passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.
Born and raised in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Lizzie (Adair) Evans.
She was employed with North Sydney Marine Railway and later as the Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for the Northside-Victoria Amalgamated School Board from 1967 until her retirement in 1985. For several years she was an avid curler, and later was very involved in TOPS 757 North Sydney. She was a member at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Jean is survived by her only child, her daughter Paula (Tony Fernandez) and her only grandchild, her “baby” Kristi (Jeremy Nieforth). She is also survived by her sister and best friend, Betty Starratt, Truro; her brother Robert (Donna), Sydney Mines; her sister-in-law Lorna Evans Tucker (Lloyd), New Brunswick, and several nieces and nephews. Jean will also be greatly missed by “her girls” from the Guest Home, Corrina, Marina, Michelle, Laura, Tracy, Diane and Candice.
Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband Jack Bragg, her brother Leo (Bud) Evans and brother-in-law Ken Starrett.
The family would like to thank the staff of Miner’s Memorial Manor, Northside Community Guest Home and Northside Homemakers for their excellent care of Jean.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Jean will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. A reception to celebrate Jean’s life will follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery. Family flowers only please. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church 3M Campaign or a charity of one’s choice.

3/10/2014 North Sydney
Bray Joseph Ignatius Bray CBP 27/01/2014
Joseph Ignatius Bray

Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

Joseph Ignatius Bray, 69 passed away suddenly Jan. 17, 2014 at the Moncton City Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian St. Peter; sons, Andrew (Sunny), Dartmouth, N.S. and Matthew (Jennifer), Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nfld.; grandchildren, Anna, Seth, Lily, Nova and Juno; sisters; Mary Carter, Glace Bay, N.S. and Rita (Bill) Dinn, Antigonish, N.S.
Joe was the son of the late Arthur W. Bray and Elizabeth (Nearing) Bray, Port Morien.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Parkinson's Society or a chairity of your choice.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded via: www.campbellsamherst.ca.

1/17/2014
Britten Lowell Britten CBP 06/02/2014
Lowell Britten

Born In: Arichat


Passed in: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 3rd, 2014


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, Lowell J. Britten, 56, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Bridgewater, N.S.
Born in Arichat, Cape Breton, Lowell was the son of the late Lloyd and Mathilda (LeJeune) Britten of Sydney.
He is survived by his daughter, Sherri (Mike) Bennett and his only grandchild, Tristan of Lingan, N.S.; brothers, Mike (Valerie), Big Pond, N.S., Matt (Shelley), Bridgewater, N.S., and Frank (Carol Ann), New Market, N.B.; very special friend, Monique Gaudet of Bridgewater; many nieces and nephews.
Lowell was a graduate of Riverview Rural High School and had obtained his degree of physical education from ST. FX University in 1979. He was retired from a career with Hostess Frito-Lay where he was employed for over 30 years, serving areas including much of industrial Cape Breton, the Highalnds, Truro, Halifax, and Bridgewater.
Lowell loved anything to do with the great outdoors and riding, but his pride and joy was Sherri. Lowell was a great dad to Sherri and was most proud of her and his “little man” Tristan.
Whether it was hunting with Jim in Iona, not catching partridge with Frank in N.B., mackeral fishing off any available wharf, storm chasing across the Valley and South Shore, or exploring country roads with his camera, Lowell was always enjoying these moments with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Lowell appreciated the small things in life; family, freedom, and the adventure of exploring.
A great friend, an excellent driver, and an avid biker, Lowell’s passion was his motorcycle and he used it to explore. There was no road not worth wandering or place too secluded. He was always up for an adventure to make special memories with family and friends. He was a natural biker, a great teacher, and the best “Uncle Duck” anyone could have. He was a source of strength and support for many, a friend that will be missed and valued by all.
Lowell was taken far too early, but we are grateful for his life, his love, and his memory.
“I love you Daddy”.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Jospeh Cemetery, Lingan, with a luncheon to follow at Lingan Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/3/2014 Arichat
Brookman Lorraine Brookman Cape Breton Post 07/03/2014
We regret to announce the death of Lorraine (Keough) Brookman, which occurred on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.
Born and raised in Whitney Pier, she resided the past 40 years in Northside East Bay. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Anne (MacRae) Keough.
Lorraine was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish for most of her life and then of St. Mary’s Parish, East Bay. Lorraine worked for many years in the laundry service including Vale’s, White Circle and Snow White.
Lorraine is survived by her son, John David, Ontario, and grandson, Jordan. She is also survived by sister, Mildred Hooper; brothers, Andrew ‘Buddy’ and David Keough; as well as a large number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, sisters, Helen Dwyer, Evelyn Murphy, Rita Costello, Tillie Campbell, Rosie Duff and Bernice Campbell and brother, Maurice Keough. 
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Mar. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with celebrant to be her nephew, Father Paul Murphy. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. 
Donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. 

3/5/2014 Whitney Pier
Brooks Barbara Eline Brooks CBP 13/01/2014
Barbara Eline Brooks

Born In: Weymouth

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 9th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Barbara Eline Brooks,79, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Weymouth, N.S., she was the loving daughter of the late William and Mabel (Dale) Brooks.
Eline was raised in Weymouth and upon graduation from high school she went on to take secretarial training at the Sir George William College in Montreal and remained there to work for Sears. She later moved to Sydney to care for her brother Dale and his children. Eline was a talented knitter who took great pleasure in creating many beautiful knitted items for her loved ones.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving sisters, Gwen Vibert, Sydney, Joyce Ward, New York, Marjorie Dixon, Australia, and her brother Noel (wife Estelle) Brooks, Bible Hill. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Joan Brooks, North Sydney, a lifelong friend Nellie Theriault, Weymouth, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Eline was predeceased by her dear sister and her husband Noreen and Jack Ward, New York, brothers, Dale and Irvin Brooks, brothers-in-law, Kerr Vibert, Richard Ward and John Dixon.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick and all of Eline’s loving care givers at the Northside Community Guest Home for the care and compassion shown to her during the time spent under your care.
In honour of Eline’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date in Weymouth.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/9/2014 Weymouth
Brown Ellen 'Greta' (Finney) Brown CBP 29/01/2014
Ellen 'Greta' (Finney) Brown

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: May 28th, 1924

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

"Grief is the price we pay for love."
Ellen Greta Brown (nee Finney) passed quietly and peacefully away surrounded by family Jan. 24, 2014 at Northside Community Guest Home.
Born and raised in Sydney Mines, Greta was the eldest child and only daughter of the late William and Mary Ann (Polly) (Taylor) Finney.
Following the Second World War, Greta met and married Norman Brown, Cranberry, and together they raised seven children.
With children grown, they moved to Black Head, Englishtown where they retired to gardening, fishing in the Tim-Bob, and entertaining visiting grandchildren.
Active for many years in Home and School Association, Christmas Daddies, Combined Christmas Cheer – Sydney Mines, Florence, and Bras d’Or; a large part of her life was dedicated to Girl Guides of Canada as guider, leader, camp counsellor, and finally District Commissioner.
Competent and healthy well into her 80s, Greta participated in local community life as a member of St. Ann’s Bay United Church, as their representative to the Sydney Presbytery, and, for a term, as community contact for CBC Weekday Mornings.
As a resident of NSCG Home, she remained very active under the guidance of the recreation department, delivering mail, accompanying the therapy dog, working in the Heroes Garden and tending plants, participating in crafts, yoga, bus trips, happy hours, decorating for holidays, even teaching the occasional cooking class.
Predeceased by her parents; husband, Norman; daughter, Margaret Jean (Peggy) Dunlap; brother, Stanley (Bert) Finney and son-in-law, Russell DeMarco, Greta is survived by children, Norma (John) Bridgewater, N.S., Beverly, Sydney Mines, Billy (Diane), Sydney Mines, Bobby (Linda), Englishtown, Paul (Helen), Fort McMurray and Birch Grove, Vera (Everett), River Bennett and son-in-law, James Dunlap, Leitches Creek. She is also survived and sorely missed by grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca (Sanjay), Patrick (Danielle), Kimberly (Sean), Jamie (Mary), Corey (Wendy), Cody, Jessica (Ian), Alicia (Gary), Daniel, Matthew, Lee (Maude), Garrett, and great-grands, Megan, Ryan, and Michael VanderWal, Priya, Ayana, and Neela Patra, Emilly, Andrew and Molly Dunlap, Lilly Brown, Shaelynn, Leland, and Brody MacLean, Jordan and Braiden Brown, Kelsey King, and Coda MacDonald. Greta is also survived by her brother, Leonard (Jean) Finney, North Sydney; sisters-in-law, Norma Finney, Georges River and Doris Brown, Sydney Mines; former daughters-in-law, Rebecca Christie and Lillybeth Wall, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Sincerest thanks and appreciation for loving care to the entire staff of Northside Community Guest Home, nurse practitioner, Bev Muldoon, Northside Continuing Care Bed Sitters, and friends Joyce Gardiner, Mary Ann Graham (Skipper), and Mel and Judy Bonnell.
Donations in memory may be made to the Recreation Department, Northside Community Guest Home,11 Queen St., North Sydney, N.S., B2A 1A2.
At Greta’s request, her remains have been donated to further research at Dalhousie University.
Arrangements for a memorial service have yet to be finalized.

1/24/2014 Sydney Mines on May 28, 1924
Brown Ellen Greta Brown CBP 29/01/2014
Ellen Greta Brown

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: May 28th, 1924

Passed on: January 24th, 2014

With broken hearts and cherished memories we announce the passing of an amazing mom, sister, nanny, gran-nanny and friend, Greta passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home with her family by her side.
Born in Sydney Mines on May 28, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Mary Ann (Taylor) Finney.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Norman, daughter Peggy Dunlap, son-in-law Russie Demarco and brother Bert Finney.
Mom was always smiling, a great listener an avid gardener and dedicated volunteer for many charities over the years including the Combined Christmas Cheer Committee, and Guide leader for over 30 years with Girl Guides of Canada. While living in Sydney Mines she was a member of Carman United Church and while in Englishtown she was a member of St. Ann’s Bay United Church in Indian Brook, and she was always a choir member. She loved the hymns and believed they all told a story.
She seldom missed any family activities, and was always game for any adventure whether it be kayaking, ski-dooing, dance competitions, tae kwon do events, horse shows, hockey games, picking rocks at the motocross races or a photo shoot. She was always there to support and to cheer us on she was our biggest fan.
Mom leaves behind to remember her, her daughters, Norma (John), Bev, Vera Lynn (Everett), and sons, Billy (Diane), Bobby (Linda) and Paul (Helen) and a very special son-in-law James Dunlap. She has 13 grandchildren, Sarah, Becky, Pat, Kimmy, Jamie, Corey, Cody, Daniel, Matthew, Jessica, Alicia, Garrett and Lee. Mom also had 17 great-grandchildren who made her smile even bigger.
Her last wish was fulfilled when she was accepted to Dalhousie Medical Research Facility in Halifax where she will continue to help students learn just what an amazing lady she was.
There will be a Memorial Service at St Ann’s Bay United Church in Indian Brook on Friday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Northside Guest Home Recreation Department where mom had many fun times and made some great friends.

1/24/2014 Sydney Mines on May 28, 1924
Brownell Barbara Brownell CBP 27/01/2014
Barbara Brownell

Born In: Birch Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 15th, 1934

Passed in: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

Barbara Jacqueline (Wareham) Brownell passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2014 in Chilliwack, B.C.
Born on Oct. 15, 1934 in Birch Grove, Cape Breton, N.S., the daughter of the late Maude (Pickford) (Janes) and William Wareham Sr. Barbara served her country in the RCAF (1953-58) as a Fighter Control Operator and later with the Department of National Defense. She along with her husband Carl became members of the Canadian Legion Br. 280 and were very involved members. Barbara was also a member of the ladies auxiliary where she served many executive positions including six years as president. She was always willing to help others and most appreciative of kindnesses shown to her. A quiet lady by nature, she loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed reading and travelling to visit family and experience new and exciting ventures like salmon fishing and a cruise up the Pacific coast to Alaska and a helicopter ride to see the glaciers.
She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 55 years, Carl; son, Kevin (Debbie); daughter, Sheryl; nephew, Dan (Valdina); 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jerusha (George) Roberts and Sharon (Emile) Fournier and brothers, Frank, Baxter and Howard Janes and Clyde Wareham; special niece, Rolonda Hussey and special sister, Christina 'Tootsie' Gallant.
Predeceased by parents; sisters, Margaret Penny, Sarah Hennessey, Clara Hennessey, Dorothy Fukala and Claudine Hussey and brothers, William Jr., Ernest, Samuel, Elijah Wareham and Charles Janes.
A special thank you to Dr. Ross, his staff and the staff at Chilliwack Hospital.
As per Barbara’s request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, B.C. at 12 p.m. with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.kearneyfs.com.

1/3/2014 Birch Grove on Oct. 15, 1934
Brundage Julia 'Jean' (Gouthro) Brundage Cape Breton Post 22/03/2014
Julia 'Jean' (Gouthro) Brundage, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully March 19, 2014, at Oakwood Terrace surrounded by her family.
Born July 1, 1919, in Gardiner Mines, she was a daughter of the late John 'Jack' and Sarah (Gillis) Gouthro.
She was raised in Gardiner Mines and came to Dartmouth as a young woman working at a clothing store downtown. She met and married Ernest Arthur Brundage and raised four children. She was a woman of many talents — sewing, knitting, crocheting. Most of our clothing as children was made by her loving hands. Many babies have been the recipient of her beautiful sweater sets. Her homemade bread was the envy of all. She was employed for several years at Westphal Sobeys then at Westphal Pharmacy. She took great pride in her column for the Dartmouth Free Press.
She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women’s League. Julia had strong faith which she instilled in her children.
She is survived by sons, Graham (Judy) and Barry; daughter, Joan Spicer (David) — Mom’s favourite son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Judy (wife of late Stephen Brundage); grandchildren, Cheryl (Todd), Craig, Alana, Jan (Dave), Chandran, Ceilidh (Kevin), Liam (Tia), Braedon, Tylor, Troy and Darrin (Ashley); great-grandchildren who affectionately call her Gigi, Noah, Abigail, Nicholas, Nathan, Lilly and Josie; youngest sister, Edna and her brother, John. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and special nephew, Father Arthur Gouthro.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, her youngest son, Stephen, sisters, Margaret, Catherine, Annie-Mae and Mary, brothers, Alec and Daniel.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the incredible staff we have encountered in Julia’s journey with us during her stay at Oakwood Terrace.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Monday in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church (corner of Main and Caladonia roads, Dartmouth). Father Irek Bem, celebrant. A rerception will follow in the church hall. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request, in lieu donations may be made to D.A.S.C Industries “in honour of Craig Brundage” or a charity of choice.

3/19/2014 Gardiner Mines
July 1, 1919
Bryden Angus Bernard Bryden CBP 20/01/2014
Angus Bernard Bryden

Born In: Christmas Island
Born: January 6th, 1928

Passed in: St. Albert, Canada
Passed on: January 14th, 2014

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, Bernie died peacefully at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, Alberta.
Born in Christmas Island, on Jan. 6, 1928.
He is survived by his loving wife Denise (Baril) of 40 years and one sister, Theresa 'Gracie' (Ernst) Udby of Christmas Island.
He was predeceased by his parents Margaret C. (MacNeil) and Angus A. Bryden, six sisters, Hughena Leane, Mary Josephine MacNeil, Mary Catherine 'Tossel' MacNeil, Margaurite 'Rita' MacDougall, Sister Alena Bryden S.O.S., Irene Beaton; two brothers, Edward Leo Bryden,and John Joseph Bryden, and four siblings in infancy.
He leaves to mourn many special nephews, nieces and friends.
He graduated with a B.A. at St. Francis Xavier University, attended St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, and obtained a M.A. at the University of Alberta. He served in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, Federal Government Indian Affairs and as Chaplain with Correctional Service Canada until his retirement in 1999.
Bernie had a warm engaging personality, was a principled man of deep faith who always left a lasting impression with anyone who met him.
A Prayer Service and Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Chapel, 9 Muir Dr., St. Albert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Archbishop Joseph N. MacNeil and assisted by Rev. Archibald MacKenzie and other clergy friends on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, 75 Poirier Ave., St. Albert. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton.
A very special thank you to surgeons, Dr. Athena Bennett, Dr.Naureen Wasey and the staff of Unit 28 at the Sturgeon Community Hospital who were all so devoted and caring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, #710, 10123 – 99 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1.
To send condolences please visit: www.connelly-mckinley.com.

1/14/2014 Christmas Island on Jan. 6, 1928
Buffett Winnie G. (Shepherd) Buffett Cape Breton Post 11/03/2014
It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Winnie Gladys Buffett, 90, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Winnie was the daughter of the late Aaron and Elizabeth (Best) Shepherd.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and also a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club.
She is survived by her only son, Jim (Karen) Buffett and her cherished grandson, Peter Buffett, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are her brother, Charlie Shepherd and three sisters, Ellen Bugden, Hazel Johnston and Harriett (Russell) Scott, all of North Sydney, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Buffett, her sister, Marion (Robert) Cadden, sisters-in-law, Henrietta Shepherd, Anne (Dorman) Poole, brothers-in-law, Traver Bugden, Fred Johnston and James (Amelia) Buffett.
Visitation for Winnie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.    

3/10/2014 Rose Blanche
Burns Mary Phyllis Burns CBP 14/01/2014
Mary Phyllis Burns

Born In: Westmount, Canada

Passed in: Westmount, Canada
Passed on: January 10th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Phyllis Burns, 71, of Westmount, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Born in Westmount, Phyllis was the daughter of the late James and Albertine (Thompson) Burns.
She was a member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Ralph (Nancy); grandson, Tyler (Chelsea) Phillips; special young man, Travis Phillips; brothers, Wessie (Anne-Marie) Burns and James Burns. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Phyllis will be sadly missed by family and friends, especially, her cat, Angel.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary and sister, Bernice Williams.
Phyllis loved to have a good laugh and her sense of humour was contagious to everyone who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Douglas Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
We, your family, miss you.
In the house where you use to be
we wanted so much to keep you.
But, God willed it not to be.
Now, you are in God’s keeping.
You suffer no more pain.
So, dear God, take care of her
until we meet again.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/10/2014 Westmount
Burns Stephen Alexander 'Sandy' Burns CBP 06/01/2014
Stephen Alexander 'Sandy' Burns

Born In: New Waterford
Born: September 10th, 1954

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

“When his breath began to fade, the angels hovered above him, gently lifting his spirit into the heavenly hands of God.”
With broken hearts we announce that Sandy entered into eternal peace at his home in River Ryan on Jan. 3, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Waterford on Sept. 10, 1954, he was the second son of the late Sandy and Theresa (Donovan) Burns.
With a zest for life and a witty sense of humour, Sandy enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his beloved family and treasured friends so it would be only fitting that he was surrounded by their presence to the end. His spirit and loving memories will be forever cherished by his wife Cathy (Grechuk); son, Jeff, Donkin; daughter, Natalie (Ryan Marman), Glace Bay; stepdaughter, Katelyn; as well as his brother Bill Burns (Margaret Anne), Sydney River; sisters, Brenda (Timmy Chiasson) and Melanie (Lloyd MacLeod) both of New Waterford. Sandy was also the proud Grandpa to his two beautiful grandsons, Jacob MacLellan and Blake Marman and the much-loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. He will forever hold a special bond and will be deeply missed by his extended Grechuk family.
An avid athlete, Sandy excelled in all sports with one of his most memorable feats being a member of the Nova Scotia provincial soccer team that competed in the Canada Games in 1973. As a result of his athletic achievements, he was recently inducted into the New Waterford Sports Hall of Fame with the 1973 Challenge Cup winners and will be honoured as Division Chairperson during Coal Bowl 2014.
While employed with Devco and prior to its closure, Sandy successfully completed his Masters in mental health. He was a member of the Canadian Counseling Association and the Nova Scotia Social Workers Association, enabling him to become sole proprietor of S.A. Burns Counseling where his compassion for others extended well beyond the office walls. He later commenced employment with the Department of Justice in 2012. Sandy had a profound respect for and was a true advocate of the Mi’kmaw communities of Cape Breton and beyond, participating in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Hearings in 2011.
Besides his parents, Sandy was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Anne Grechuk.
Visitation for Sandy will be held today (Monday, Jan. 6) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A celebration of his life will take will take place Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, 3180 Mount Carmel Ave., New Waterford with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, River Ryan, at a later date. All are invited to join the family for a reception in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, VON, or the Cancer Patient Care Fund of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Sydney, or a charity of one’s choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/3/2014
Burton Helen Christine Burton CBP 08/01/2014
Helen Christine Burton

Born In: Alder Point

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen Burton on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Alder Point, she was the daughter of the late Allan and Christine (MacPhee) Walker.
Helen was an avid walker and enjoyed attending indoor and outdoor concerts, however her greatest delight in life was spending time with her family and friends both young and old.
Mom touched the hearts of many throughout the years, her ability to recognize the good in each and everyone was just one of her special traits. Even though she faced much tragedy, she always found her way back, a little broken but still with enthusiasm for what life had to offer in the future. She taught by example what true strength was, facing the short illness that took her from us with grace and dignity.
We have lost an angel here on earth but true peace is now hers for eternity. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Helen is survived by her loving daughter, Charlene (George), Dingwall, son, Troy, Sydney, siblings, Sylvia Walker (Frank), Margurite (Jim) Cullen, Diane (Neil) Hill, Shirley (Kevin) Doublett, Glenda (Paul) Long, Jack(Chris) MacDonald, grandchildren, Ryan, Shane, Danielle, Todd, Myles, Aaron, Eric, Jessie, great-grandchildren, Brooke, James, Sofie and Cameron, many nieces and nephews, as well as her special cousin, Linda MacDonald.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her three sons, Lawrence, Kenneth and Glenn, siblings, Kathryn Ann, twins, Patsy and Keith, David, Louie, baby Glenn Arthur.
A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff on the An Cala Unit, for their care and compassion given to Ma during her stay.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 6-7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Reception to follow. Interment to take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/6/2014 Alder Point
Burton Stephen Burton CBP 20/02/2014
Stephen Burton

Born In: Sydney
Born: April 14th, 1987

Passed in: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

It is with enormous sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Stephen Wallace Burton, at home, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
Steve was born on April 14, 1987, in Sydney, N.S., but lived in Guelph, Ont. Since 1999.
He was the beloved brother of Alison and Reginald Reid, the loving uncle of Mallory Reid (Jay) and Tyler Reid and the great-uncle of Addelaine Reid, whom he adored, the loving nephew of Debbie (Rob) Desveaux, the son of Wallace 'Buzz' Burton and a wonderful person to many more relatives in Cape Breton.
Steve was predeceased by his mother, Sharon Ann (nee Brown) Burton; by his maternal
grandparents, Ignatius and Kathleen Brown and by his paternal grandparents, Wallace Burton and Eileen Burchell.
Steve was the treasured friend of so many special people who shared their love, friendship and life with him. He was a big guy with a big heart and a bigger personality. He was a philanthropist to the core and shared all he had and all he was with everyone he encountered. Although he faced many challenges in his life, he overcame all and came out a better person for all that he had to live through. Steve will live on through all of us who were lucky enough to know him and have him in our lives.
"How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
I’d love to go back to when we played as kids but things
changed, and that’s the way it is.
Things will never be the same.
That’s just the way it is."
---2PAC SHAKUR
Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of one’s choice would
be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home

2/16/2014 April 14th, 1987
Butts Thomas Gordon Butts CBP 10/02/2014
Thomas Gordon Butts

Born In: Florence
Born: September 30th, 1932

Passed in: Florence
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Gordon Butts, at the Northside General Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Born in Florence on Sept. 30, 1932, Tom was the youngest child of Jack and Mae (Nugent) Butts.
Tom was a former member of St. Stephen’s parish Florence. Tom worked in No. 1 and No. 3 Collieries, sailed the Great Lakes and then retired in 1991 after working 23 years for the Canadian Coast Guard.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and walking with Blue. All of the neighbourhood kids would gather when he was in the yard so they could help him with any tasks.
He is survived by his daughter, Peggy; sons, Gary (Marley), Richard (Virginnia); grandsons, Jason (Angie), Shawn (Samantha) N.B., and Gary; granddaughter, Mallory (George) Jurcich, Burlington, Ont. He is also survived by sister, Loretta MacRae, Brampton, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Logan, DeKeisha and Jaxon Butts, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Tom will also be missed by his good buddy Kyle Howell, who he loved to share stories with.
Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Jennie (Cantwell) in 2003, brothers, Walter (Beatrice), Ted (Patricia), sisters, Mary (Rob) McGean , Winnifred (Lorne) Rogers, Eleanor (John) Steele, Nellie (Clifford) Jackson, Renelda (Tom) Donovan , Brother-in –law, Roy MacRae, Con (Mae) Cantwell, Gerald (Elizabeth) Cantwell, Sister-in-law, Madonna (Roddie) MacDonald, Alma (George) Ferguson.
Visitation for Tom Butts will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate Tom's life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating with a reception to follow in St. Stephen’s parish hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/8/2014 September 30th, 1932
Cadden Robert 'Bobby' Cadden CBP 03/02/2014
Robert 'Bobby' Cadden

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 30th, 2014

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Robert Albert ‘Bobby’ Cadden, 74, of Hudson Street, New Waterford on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the New Waterford Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Robert McNeil Cadden and Marion (Sheppard) Cadden.
Bobby was a carpenter by trade and a member of Calvin United Church. He loved fly fishing and had a great talent for tying flies. In his earlier days he also enjoyed hunting. He was a very gentle man who had a great sense of humour and quick wit. But mostly, Bobby will be remembered as a caring and loving family man.
He is survived by his wife, Carole (Parsons) Cadden; two daughters, Melissa (Richard Scott), New Waterford, Michelle (Emile Peckham), New Brunswick; one son, Darren from a previous marriage; two brothers, Billy (Mary), Charlie (Kay), both in New Waterford; one sister, Norma (Kenny McPhail), Ontario; five grandchildren, Mary Ellen Wilcox (Mark), Carole Anne (Oury Diallo), Samantha Peckham (Greg), Shawn Peckham, Joey Scott; one great grandchild, Aziz; sister-in-law, Violet Cadden, numerous nieces, nephews and his good buddy, Darrell Scott.
Bobby was predeceased by a brother, Alfred Sr.; a nephew, Alfred Jr. and a niece, Paula.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach is Wednesday, 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Reception to be held in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street. Bobby will be taken to the church at noontime, Wednesday.
As an expression of sympathy for Bobby, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/30/2014 New Waterford
Calvert Verta (Spencer) Calvert CBP 11/01/2014
Verta (Spencer) Calvert

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 9th, 2014

Four days after her 90th birthday on Jan. 9, 2014, Verta Elaine Calvert passed away, peacefully, in the 4 North Unit of the Glace Bay General Hospital.
Nee Spencer, Verta was the youngest and last surviving of seven children born to Thomas and Louise (Phillips) Spencer and she lived all her life in the family home on Bay Street. By profession, Verta was a school teacher, having taught at Bridgeport, Central School and for 30 years after her retirement, to raise her family, she worked as a substitute teacher at Morrison High and other Glace Bay schools.
Verta was a faithful congregant and choir member of the United Baptist Church, a member of the Genevieve Morrison Missionary Guild and in her younger days she served as a C.G.I.T leader.
As a homemaker, Verta’s particular joys were baking ,knitting, tatting and crocheting. Those of us who survive her have a legacy of her fine work.
In her later years, Verta caught the “Travel Bug” and she was an enthusiastic tourist to places such as Great Britian, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Israel. It was on one such trip to London, at a west end theatre, she was selected from the audience and appeared on stage with Dame Edna Everidge, to great acclaim.
The memory of Verta’s forthright views on subjects and her sense of humour in expressing such views will remain vibrant to all who knew her.
In addition to her parents and siblings, Verta was predeceased in 1989 by her husband of 37 years, John Calvert and her grandson, Todd Calvert, in 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Stuart (Richard), Cambridge, England and Loren (Marion), Glace Bay; two granddaughters, Kara (Trevor) Kruck, Enfield and Shannon Calvert, Sackville and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Jacob; step-grandson, Alan MacDonald (Erin) and step-great-grandchildren, Brittany MacKenzie, Blayke and Emma. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and great-great-great-nieces and nephews!
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A service of thanksgiving will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Verta may be made to a charity of choice.
Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com.

1/9/2014
Campbell Angus Campbell CBP 28/01/2014
Angus Campbell

Born: July 30th, 1955

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, Angus Gerard Campbell on Jan. 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 30, 1955, he was the son of the late Colin and Nellie (Hawley) Campbell.
Angus, a very proud 40-year member of U.A. Local 682 Plumbers and Pipefitter and served as vice-president for many years. He worked as a plumber/pipefitter for greater than 40 years working in many provinces. Angus was a faithful member of St. Leonard’s parish. He was also a member of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans #217. Angus enjoyed watching sports in particular the Montreal Canadiens. He enjoyed a good card game like cribbage, tarabish, and 45s, especially with his best friend, father-in-law Eddie Tighe. He was an exceptional pool player (by reputation).
Angus was a hard worker and good provider. He loved to spend time with family and friends and always willing to lend a hand to any. He gave generously of his talents. Angus had a wonderful sense of humour and displayed his beautiful smile “full time”.
A consummate grandfather; Brandon was indeed “the apple of his eye”. His “best little buddy” furry friends Zoey and Keith will certainly be aware of his absence.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Mary (Tighe); daughter Natashia (Ronnie) McSween; sons Christopher (Christina) & Matthew (Tiffany) and grandson Brandon. Left to mourn also are siblings, Colleen (Joseph) Piccolo; John (Patricia), Kay (James Hogan), Brian (Theresa), Anne (Cyril) Boudreau, Theresa Macdonald, Nellie (Jeff Chung), Charles (Florence), Michael (Lynann) Colin (Michelle S. Bignell), Patricia (Brian MacSween) Bradley (Linda) along with sister-in-law Sheila. Numerous aunts, uncles,nieces & nephews will miss him dearly.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his mother-in-law Anita (McIssac) Tighe and brother–in-law Clive Macdonald.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 201,4 at 4-8 p.m. and a funeral mass will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating with a luncheon to follow at the KOC Plummer Avenue, and all are welcome. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
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 & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
“Cherish his memory and let it live on"

Angus Campbell
Born: July 30th, 1955

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

Inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Angus Campbell was that he is also survived by in-laws, Eddie and Coleen Tighe, Wayne and Mary, Eddie and Cathy, Debbie and Johnny MacKinnon and families.

1/24/2014 July 30, 1955
Campbell Barbara Campbell CBP 30/01/2014
Barbara Campbell

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

Barbara Marjorie Campbell, of Duffell Drive, Mira Road, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Byron and Marjorie (Baker) Bowes.
Barbara spent her childhood years in Dartmouth, N.S. Always an active member of the United Church, CGIT leader, organizing plays and volunteer work. She enjoyed the simple things in life like gardening, reading, fishing, playing cards, baking and the company of great friends and family. Barbara was a beautiful piano player, taking after her mother. She loved to sing, and had a deep love for music that she shared with all. Many hours were spent around a piano singing with her family in her youth. Barbara took great pride in her contribution to her church and her community. She was a church elder, chair of ministry and personnel committee, and chair of Congregation and Church Council at First United Church during a challenging three years. Most recently, she enjoyed rummaging at yard sales and attending the Farmers Market each week with her husband John. Barbara treasured her grandchildren who brought her many hours of joy and happiness.
Barbara retired from a longtime career as an office manager in Sydney.
Celebrating her life, are her devoted husband John; daughter, Cheryl O’Connell (Killam), Hampton, N.B.; son, Mark (Sandra) Killam, Mira Road; sister, Evelyn Langille, Dartmouth; brother, Douglas Bowes, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha O’Connell, Hampton, N.B., Steven Killam, Mira Road; and great-grandson, Liam O’Connell – Moreau, Hampton, N.B.
Special thanks to the staff of the CCU, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, especially Mr. Danny MacDonald RN who showed tremendous compassion and respect for Mom and our family. We are forever grateful.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at United Baptist Church on Friday 2 p.m., with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Halifax.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Church or the Cancer Center at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
"Keep the faith."
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/28/2014 Halifax
Campbell Donna Priscilla Campbell CBP 25/02/2014
Donna Priscilla Campbell
Born In: Baddeck

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 22nd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our dear mother Donna Campbell, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the An Cala, Palliative Care Unit, CBRH, with her family by her side.
Born in Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late Mary ‘Maye’ MacDonald.
Mom enjoyed many years of knitting and baking for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mom was a lover of animals and will be missed by her furry friend, Paws.
Mom is survived by her three daughters, Wanda Campbell, Dartmouth, Cathy Campbell (Robert), Balls Creek, Valerie (Gerald) Hill, Westmount; her five grandchildren, Alyssa, Benjamin, Matthew, Candace and Mitchel, and her 12 wonderful great-grandchildren.
Besides her mother, Maye, she was predeceased by her husband, Garfield Campbell and sister, Vivian Murphy.
The family would like thank the staff at the An Cala Unit for the wonderful care they gave our mom. Special thanks to Dr. Bisson, Dr. D’Intino, and palliative care nurse Jackie for home visits and support.
Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation or funeral at Mom’s request. A committal service to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the An Cala Unit, Palliative Care.

2/23/2014 Baddeck
Campbell Gerald "Mick" Campbell Cape Breton Post 29/03/2014
Gerard 'Mick' Campbell
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 28th, 2014
Gerard ‘Mick’ Campbell, age 61, of Glace Bay, passed away at An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Friday, March 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, Mick was the son of the late Louis Alexander and Helen Ann (MacDonald) Campbell.
Mick was loved by family and many friends for his loyalty, quick wit and great sense of humour. He enjoyed family visits and going on hikes with his brothers and sisters. Mick shared a very special bond with his twin brother, Gerald ‘Duke’ who took such loving care of him during his illness. He was an avid hockey and baseball fan and enjoyed skating, music and dancing. Mick took great pride in his past work as a bartender.
He is survived by four sisters, Catherine (Ronnie Barrett), Laura Russell, Paula Blois, Helen (Donnie Murray); six brothers, Tommy (Brenda), Neil (Susie), Louis (Marilyn), Gerald ‘Duke’ (Sharon), Francis (Patsy), Kevin and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Mick was predeceased by his brother, Paul, sister, Eleanor; nieces, Karen and Louise; nephews, Max and Gregory.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service is Monday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel followed by a reception. Rev. Leo Boone presiding. Interment at a later date in St. John’s Cemetery.
No flowers please. Donations may be made to An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. 

3/28/2014
Campbell Isabell Campbell CBP 20/02/2014
Isabell Campbell

Born In: Glenco Mills
Born: October 10th, 1924

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 18th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Isabell Campbell, 89 of Sydney at the An Cala Unit of CBRH on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Born in Glencoe Mills on October 10, 1924.
Mom was the daughter of the late Dan MacLean and Bessie (Campbell) Landmeyer. She was the wife of the late Donald 'Tom' Campbell.
Mom spent all of her working years as a custodian for the CBRSB where she made many friends and retired in 1989.
She is survived by two sons, Alex and Warren (Goretti) both of Sydney, as well as by her cherished grandchildren, Ashley Boudreau (Pat), Breton (Jessica) and Garrett (Hannah) .
She is also survived by her three sisters, Catherine Spino, Montreal, Mary Woo, California and Irene Andrews, Sydney, several nieces and nephews as well as her extended family in the Inverness area who she spoke of with great affection.
Besides her husband, mom is predeceased by her daughter–in-law, Paula (Hollohan) Campbell; her brothers, Johnny Landmeyer (Lee), Donald Landmeyer; step father, Sylvie Landmeyer.
At mom’s request she will be laid to rest with our dad in Glencoe Mills.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Church, Glencoe Mills, Inverness with a celebration of her life 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Joseph's Parish with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the An Cala Unit, CBRH, who took such good care of her in her final days. We are eternally grateful.

2/18/2014 February 18th, 2014
Carrigan Syvlia (Roberts) Carrigan CBP 02/01/2014
Born In: Lingan

Passed in: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: December 18th, 2013

We regret to announce the passing of Sylvia (Roberts) Carrigan in Brampton, Ont. on Dec. 18, 2013, surrounded by her dear family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Lingan to parents, Lionel and Hazen (Young) Roberts. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Danny; children, Maureen (Hugh), Ottawa, Trish (Ian), Brampton; adored and best Nana to grandchildren, Katie, Jessica, Sarah and Franco. Also survived by brother, Mike (Judy); niece, Kathleen and nephew, Lionel. Dear friend to Peggy Whyte.
After the early death of her father, she was reared by her mother and aunt, Mary 'Mamie' R. Roberts. Sylvia graduated from Mt. Carmel and Central high schools and N.S. Normal College. She began her teaching career at Mt. Carmel School until her marriage brought her to Ontario where she continued to teach until her retirement with the Catholic School Board in 1996.
Sylvia was a passionate and dedicated teacher. She was respected and admired by all who crossed her path. Ever true to her Catholic faith, many families expressed their appreciation for her dedication in preparing their children for the sacraments. The funeral mass was held on Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Brampton, Ont.

12/18/2013 Lingan, Cape Breton
Carter Anne M. Carter Cape Breton Post 07/03/2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Anne M. Carter, 94, formerly of Queen Street, North Sydney on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, where she had been a resident for the past several months.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of Irish Cove, Harbourstone Enhanced Care for the care shown to Anne while she was a resident there.
In keeping with Anne’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.

3/5/2014
Carter Linda Lush Carter Cape Breton Post 08/03/2014
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Linda Lush Carter, beloved Daughter Sister, Mother, Wife, Aunt, Niece and Friend, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Nanaimo, BC, after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Linda did many things in her life, touching many people. She was the first graduate from Holy Angels High School accepted into the Coast Guard College. She was a self taught Seamstress, took Massage Therapy, Horticulture and loved sports, especially water skiing and Volleyball in her younger years. She loved to go to the shooting range, where she didn’t miss many targets. When most women loved to receive jewelry and such as gifts, Linda wanted power tools, so she could make renovations to her home.
Linda was predeceased by her Maternal and Paternal Grandparents Bill and Emily Penney and John and Sarah Lush, and by her brother John Jr. in infancy.
Left to mourn and forever love her are her parents, Jack and Joan (Penney) Lush, Sydney; husband David Carter, BC; son Jesse (Emily Kitching) Bennett, BC; sisters Judy (Bo) MacNeil, Emily (Dave) Kukurudziak, ON; nephews Paul (Tiffany Peters) MacNeil, Sydney., Bryson (Emily) MacNeil, ON; niece Sabina Kukurudziak, ON; grand nephew Lachlan MacNeil, ON, and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Also by her beloved Cats.
Before being cremated, Linda was an organ donor, and donated her eyes. Now someone will see the world as she did.
Cremation has taken place in BC where a service to celebrate her life is being held. A memorial will be held in Sydney at a later date.

3/5/2014
Cashin John Cashin CBP 08/01/2014
John Cashin

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 5th, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of John Joseph Cashin of New Waterford, N.S., which occurred at the Glace Bay Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Gillis) Cashin.
John grew up in a close and loving family in the tight knit community of Scotchtown. A graduate of Normal (Teacher’s) College and St. Francis Xavier University, he was a much admired and respected teacher, coach, administrator, and community leader. He began his teaching career in Scotchtown in 1952. In 1958, as president, John led the Sydney Local to the historic first signing of a contract by the NSTU in Nova Scotia. He retired as principal at Park Junior High School, Sydney, in 1985.
He was a very active and generous contributor to his community. He served his church in many capacities including lector, eucharistic minister and altar server. He was an active member of the New Waterford Credit Union and Co-op. As well, he was active in local politics and served on the NDP provincial executive. John was especially involved in the Knights of Columbus serving in many capacities including Grand Knight, District Deputy, and Faithful Navigator of the Knights of the Fourth Degree.
In addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, John was an avid and active outdoorsman and sportsman. Among many pursuits, he enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, baseball, hockey, bowling, horse shoes, bird watching, and playing cards. He directed the New Waterford Bridge Club for many years and achieved the level of Life Master in Bridge. He especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends at his bungalow on the Mira River.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Hattie (Hillier); son, David of Sydney; daughters, Sheila Haley (Kenneth) of Sydney and Linda Shack (Steven) of Mississauga and son, Joe (Lisa) of Albert Bridge. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ryan, Douglas and Francis (Meghan) Cashin, Matthew and Allison Haley, and Justin, Jenna, and Jillian Cashin, as well as by many nieces and nephews who lovingly knew him as Uncle Johnny.
John was predeceased by his parents, John Daniel and Catherine (Gillis) Cashin of Scotchtown and siblings, Mary (Sam) Comfort, Agatha (Val) Zorn, Michael (Martha) Cashin, Amelia (Charles) Wagstaff and Catherine (Tom) Cryan.
There will be no visitation; cremation has taken place. A mass to celebrate John’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating followed by a luncheon at the K.O.C , Plummer Ave. All are welcome. Burial to be held at a later date.
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 Parkinson’s Society, the MS Society or a charity of choice.
To send online condolences go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

1/5/2014 New Waterford
Castro de Valle Emilia Pérez de Castro de Valle Cape Breton Post 29/03/2014
Emilia Pérez de Castro de Valle

 Emilia Pérez de Castro de Valle passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a wonderful mother of Lili, Fernando and Jorge, grandmother to Jean Carlo, Luis Fernando and Marcelo, also a dear friend to many. Thanks to all our friends for special love and support. Thanks to Dr E. MacCormick, all doctors, nurses and staff in the Northside General, CB Regional Hospital and Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Palliative Care at the CBRH. Visitation will take place on Monday, March 31, 2014, from 1-2 p.m., at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ...    

3/27/2014
Catoul Brenda Ann (Catoul) Griffin CBP 25/02/2014
Brenda Ann (Catoul) Griffin

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: River Ryan
Passed on: February 23rd, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Brenda Ann Griffin, 57, of Emerald Street, River Ryan, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at home.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Joseph 'Joe' and Noemi (Maccosi) Catoul.
Brenda was employed with the housekeeping department at New Waterford Hospital for many years. She enjoyed collecting and working with crafts, especially sea glass that was gathered on her many walks at Dominion beach. She also loved taking photos and making albums of preciuos moments spent with family and friends.
Surviving are her husband, Paddy; sons, Patrick (Tina Winkelmann), Kingston, Ont., Troy (Erin), Dominion; brothers, Joseph 'Joe' (Julie), Oshawa, Ont., Johnny (Linda), New Victoria, Michael (Donna), Glace Bay; sisters, Dolores, Dartmouth, Deanna (Jim) Stevenson, Ont., Linda, Halifax, Maureen, Ont.; grandchildren, Larissa, Samantha and Max; many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Besides her parents, Brenda was predeceased by a sister, Brenda Ann, in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating.

2/23/2014 New Waterford
Caume Sandra Marguerite 'Sandy' Caume CBP 06/02/2014
Sandra Marguerite 'Sandy' Caume

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 4th, 2014


The family of Sandra Marguerite Caume sadly announce her passing on Feb. 4, 2013, at Seaview Manor at the age of 55.
She was the daughter of Margaret Caume (Nicholson) and the late Alexander Caume 'Sandy'.
Also survived by her sisters Viola (Rob) and Odessa (Kevin); niece, Sandra and nephews, Dana and Ryan. She was born in 1958 in Glace Bay and at the early age of four suffered severe brain damage. We would like to thank the staff at Seaview Manor and the Braemore Home for the wonderful care she received over all her years.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A graveside service will take place at a later date at St Anne's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
"Forever in our hearts We will love you always"

1/4/2014 Glace Bay
Chiasson Margaret Mary Chiasson CBP 08/02/2014
Margaret Mary Chiasson

Born In: Newfoundland

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Margaret Mary Chiasson, on Feb. 6, 2014. at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Eva MacIsaac.
Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Cyril Chiasson; son, Raymond Sharpe; daughters, Michelle Sharpe (Basil), Lori Mosher (Frank); grandson, Brady English‎. She is also survived by the furry love of her life, Baxter.
Cremation has taken place, by Margaret's request a private family service will take place at a later date.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …

2/6/2014 Newfoundland
Chiasson Marie Chiasson CBP 25/01/2014
Marie Chiasson

Born In: Cheticamp

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Chiasson on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Lubin and Emilie (Muise) Deveaux.
Mary Ann was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and crocheting. A woman of strong faith, she was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the C.W.L.
She is survived by a sister, Edna Deveaux, Cheticamp; special niece, Ann Deveaux; sisters-in-law, Laurette Larade and Bertha Deveaux, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse; a son, Roger; brothers, Simon, Henry and Alex John; sisters, Katie Bresowar and Mary Margaret Camus.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Bill Burke will officiate. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/23/2014 Cheticamp
Clements Charles 'Buddy' Clements CBP 08/01/2014
Charles 'Buddy' Clements

Born In: Port Morien

Passed in: Glace Bay

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of Charles 'Buddy' Clements at home surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 6. 2014.
Born in Port Morien, he was the son of the late Fred and Iris (Nearing) Clements.
Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Murdena (McQueen); children, Veronica (Tom O’Keefe), Charlene Keylor, Cathy (Gerry Brown), Paula (Kevin McNamara), Allan (Carrie), Brad and also Annette Power who is like one of the family; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; siblings, Francis Loiseau, Betty Grant, Walter (Joan), Eldon (Barbara), Yvonne (Louie), Elaine (John), Karen (Lloydie), Julie (Albert), Linda (Gord), Kay (Mike) and sister-in-law, Judy.
He was predeceased by his siblings Freddie, Wayne and Joan
Visitation will be (today) Wednesday, Jan. 8, 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 Thursday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating. Cremation will follow the service and interment in the spring.
Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Palliative Care or Mass for Shut-ins. The family request no scents.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.



Charles 'Buddy' Clements

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

We, the family of Charles 'Buddy' Leroy Clements regret to announce his passing on Jan. 6, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Visitation will be at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Times to be announced.

1/6/2014 Port Morien
Cluett William Russell (Bud) Cluett CBP 08/02/2014
William Russell (Bud) Cluett

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: April 13th, 1930

Passed in: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

Bud passed away peacefully, and with dignity, on Jan. 31 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He has left an incredible legacy of love and joy for all who knew him and he will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his wife, soul mate and high school sweetheart, Vivian (Daye); his three children, Cheryl, Karen (Peter) and Russell (Brenda); nine beloved grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who all adored him.
He will also be missed by his brothers, Sonny, Jack (Veronica) and Gerald as well as sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mombourquette and Catherine (Neil van de Ven).
He was predeceased by his parents, Bill & Myrtle Cluett and sister, Elaine Macaulay (Lou).
Bud will be missed by a wonderful circle of friends and family who spanned many ages, many places and many interests, including his long career as a pilot and flight instructor with TCA/Air Canada, sailor extraordinaire and curler.
Special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers and social workers for their compassionate care and support at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and in Montreal at the Lakeshore General Hospital and the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
A celebration of his life will take place later in Hudson, Que.
If desired, donations to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
We are all so incredibly blessed to have had Bud in our lives.

1/31/2014 April 13th, 1930
Coldwell Carol (Carson) Coldwell CBP 17/01/2014
Carol (Carson) Coldwell

Born In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 15th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Lynn Coldwell, of Birchdale Drive, Sydney River at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Jessie (Edwards) Carson.
Carol was employed as a registered nurse at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney, for over 25 years until her retirement in 2009.
She is survived by her husband, John; son, David (Lynn), Halifax; daughter, Jennifer (Tim) McNutt, Lower Sackville; sister, Linda Carson, Toronto; grandchildren, Matthew, Joey, Jill, Hailey, Rebecca, Carolyn and Johnathan. Carol will be dearly missed by her many good friends and also her co-workers at the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Carol was an avid reader, loved to travel, tend to her garden and play bridge with friends. She dedicated her life to her family and welcomed every hug from her grandchildren. Carol was a kind, caring and loving wife and mother, who enriched the lives of those fortunate enough to have met her.
A celebration of life will be held for Carol at a later date.
At this time, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the Victoria Order of Nurses, Palliative Care and the Cancer Care Units for their kindness and care during her illness.
Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care, the VON or the Cancer Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/15/2014 Toronto
Collins Ronald Collins CBP 01/03/2014
The family of Ronald Gerard Collins regrets to announce his passing on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, Ronald is the son of Leo and Louise (Kennedy) Collins.
Ron was a loving family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, Theresa and their dog, Darby. An avid outdoorsman, Ron was a talented wood worker, well known in Sydney and area for his storage sheds and custom furniture. A regular walk to the lake for an hour with anyone who would join him was vacation time for Ron. Ron will be missed by all who knew him.
Besides his parents, Ronald is survived by his wife, Theresa (Odo); sisters, Marie (John) Savoy and Rosalie (Mark) Worth, Boylston; brothers, Leo (Darlene Crouse), Robert (Glennis), Halifax, and Steve (Nancy); as well as many nieces and nephews. 
Ronald is predeceased by a sister, Catherine Anne. 

2/28/2014 Sydney
Collins Sheila Marie Collins CBP 25/02/2014
Sheila Marie Collins

Born In: North Sydney
Born: January 7th, 1942

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: February 23rd, 2014

It is with sadness the family announce the peaceful passing of Sheila Marie Collins, 72, North Sydney, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born on Jan. 7, 1942, in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James William Scott and Ethel (Short) Scott-Donovan.
Sheila was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, where she was involved with Scouts Canada as a Cub Leader for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Sydney Firemen’s Club for a number of years.
Sheila is survived by her daughter, Heatherlee (Joe) Gardiner, Sydney Mines; son, Terrance Lloyd Collins (Nicole Arsenault), Leitches Creek; brother, Donald Scott (Judy); her four grandchildren, Krista, Shani, Kyle and Jarod; one great-grandchild Brayden and a number of nieces and nephews.
Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd William Collins, good friend, Wayne Clark and brothers, Jack, Harvey and Lloyd Scott.
A special thanks is extended from the family to Bev Muldoon, nurse practitioner at the Northside Guest Home, the 5th floor nurses, especially Karen Crane and staff of the Northside General Hospital for the special care given to Sheila in her time of need.
There will be no visitation by request. A private memorial service for Sheila will be held at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.

2/23/2014 January 7th, 1942
Cook Hugh Francis Cook CBP 08/02/2014
Hugh Francis Cook

Passed in: Georgetown, Canada
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

Passed peacefully with his family at his bedside on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at the Georgetown Hospital.
Hugh, in his 72nd year, beloved husband of Gloria (nee MacGibbon). Loving father of Gail McCracken (Peter) and Rob Cook (Amanda). Proud grandfather of Vanessa and Morgan McCracken and Jayme and Sophia Cook. Dear brother of Edward Cook (Genevieve) and Marcella Slade (James).
Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Bessie Cook.
Hugh was born Dec. 13, 1942 in New Waterford, N.S. and moved to Ontario in 1964. He had a long career in banking spending 29 years with the Toronto Dominion Bank and six years with Manulife Financial Bank.
We would like to thank Doctor Ng and staff at Runnymede Health Care Center where he was a patient for 1 and 1/2 years, staff at Georgetown Extendicare and also Doctor Takhar and staff at Georgetown Hospital where he received such wonderful care and also Doctor JS Rodgerson our long time family doctor.
Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, Feb. 10th at 11 am. Cremation.
In memory contributions to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

2/6/2014
Cook John Cook Cape Breton Post 04/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather John Charles Cook, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his loving wife by his side.
John is survived by his loving wife Shirley; daughters, Sandi Cook (Scott MacDermott), Montreal, Joy (Richard) Boyd, Toronto; grandchildren, Charlie and Amanda; mother-in-law, Fay; brothers-in-law, Mike (Pat), Toronto, Larry (Arlene), Toronto; sisters-in-law, Marsha (Larry), Montreal, Barbara (Howard), Toronto; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. As John’s wishes there will be no service or committal. The family will be having a get-together, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the house for anyone who would like to come to pay their respects.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center.

3/1/2014
Cooke William 'Bill' Cooke CBP 25/02/2014
William 'Bill' Cooke
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: February 24th, 201
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loving and special husband, father, grandfather, poppy, uncle and friend, William 'Bill' Cooke, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Baddeck Hospital, with his family by his side.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Gouthro) Cooke.
Bill was employed with Swifts Packers, the Halifax Police Force, Car Pass officer at the Halifax Dockyard, and he spent 28 years in the Air Force.
He enjoyed travelling with the antique car shows, he loved music and playing cards, he was an avid curler. As a pastime he collected clocks and coins, he was a member of the car club. Bill was a lifetime member of Branch 12 Legion and was the bartender there for many years.
Bill is survived by his wife, Freda (Bennett); his daughter, Cindy (Preston) Deegan, Reserve Mines,;stepchildren, Brenda (Tracey) Troke, Gayle O’Connor, both of Back Bay, N.B., Glenda (Carlyle) MacNeil, Lower Washabuck, whom he resided with for several years; his grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Matthew, Brandon, Andrew, Brittany (Rick), Sarabeth, Shelbi, Chelsey, Devin, Mikayla, Cody, Cheryl, Ann and Kelly; his great-grandchildren, Lucas, Olivia, Elijha, Russell, Sarah, Cody, Daniel, Dylan and Nicolas; his great-great-grandson, Jackson.
He is also survived by his brother, Blaise (Ann) Cooke, Chicapee, Mass., brother-in-law, Mark Thomas, Reserve Mines, sister-in-law, Shirley Cooke, Mass; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jean (Ritchie), second wife, Julia (Deschepper), sisters, Leona Thomas, Catherine (Harry) Hughes, brother, Eric Cooke, great-granddaughter, Madeline Duncan and stepdaughter, Darlene Howell.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place at a later date.

2/23/2014 Reserve Mines
Corbett Debra (Jeremias) Corbett CBP 03/01/2014
Born In: Sydney
Born: September 29th, 1954

Passed in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: December 30th, 2013

Debbie Corbett (nee Jeremias) beloved wife of Buddy Corbett of Calgary, Alta., passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the age of 59 years.
Debbie will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a very spiritual person who loved life.
Debbie is survived by her husband Buddy; son Brian (Tracy); daughter, Barbara (Shawn); grandchildren, Ava, Parker and Lillian; sisters, Lois Van Veen of Truro, N.S., Sharon McPhee (William) of Dartmouth, N.S.; brother, Andrew Jeremias, Sydney and her father, Andrew Jeremias (Jeanette) of Kitchener/Waterloo, Ont.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother, Irene Jeremias and sister, Lillian Jeremias.
Funeral services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cape Breton, N.S. Details will be provided to local family members.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Debbie Corbett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway's Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alta. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

12/30/2013 Sydney on Sep. 29, 1954
Costello Margaret Ann 'Maggie' Costello (McCabe) Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Margaret Ann 'Maggie' Costello (McCabe)
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 23rd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Maggie Costello, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Greta (Fidgen) McCabe.
Maggie found great joy in nature, going for walks, and spending time at the beach, especially her summers in Ingonish with her family. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, and giving her time as a volunteer wherever she was needed.
Besides her parents, Maggie is survived by her daughter, Leah Costello, Edmonton; fiancée, Dana Throwbridge, Ottawa; sisters, Kathy (Jay) Fowler, New Jersey, Mary McCabe (Peter Brown), Edmonton; brother, Sean (Joanne Frost), Bridgetown. She is also survived by her aunt Jerry, Sydney, best friend, Diane (John) and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at a later date. 


Sydney
Cousins Mary Cousins (Pero) CBP 25/01/2014
Mary Cousins (Pero)

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mamie on January 23, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Puis and Elizabeth (Walsh) Pero.
Mamie was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, Sydney Mines where she held many offices and served as Honour Guard. In the past she was a member of Top N.S. 2666 Florence, she also enjoyed darts and bowling on Monday nights at the Strand Ally’s and also enjoyed doing crafts and could always be seen with a pair of knitting needles in hand.
She is survived by her children Ronald (Donna) Blackrock, Elizabeth Bungay, Florence, Bernice (Billy) Holloway, Florence, Kevin (Carol), Baddeck and Charlene (Joseph) MacDouggall, Sydney Mines. She is also survived by sisters Zola (Gregory) MacIntosh, Ontario, Audrey MacLeod (John D), Big Bras D’or, Sheila (Ron), Lyle, Florence. Brothers, Langelle (Flo) Pero, Florence, James (Patsy) Pero, Alder Point. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, special friend Hilty MacInnis and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mamie was predeceased by her husband Charles; daughters Bertha Donovan and Corrine in infancy; grandson Tony Cousins; brother Clarence, St. John’s, NFLD and sisters Edna Simms (Bernard) Guelph, Ont and Colleen Chapman and two brothers in infancy.
Visitation for Mamie will be held on Sunday January 26, 2014 in Fillmore and Whitman funeral Home 10 Clyde Ave. Sydney Mines, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11a.m., January 27, 2014 in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, Sydney Mines. Burial at later date.
A heartfelt thanks to Cathy MacMullin, the Von, Homecare and Palliative Care and Dr. Knott.
Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Palliative Care Sydney.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

1/23/2014
Cox Jack Cox Cape Breton Post 27/03/2014
Jack Cox
Born In: Netherlands
Born: April 5th, 1939
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: March 24th, 2014
With heavy hearts and a feeling of great loss, we the family of Jack Theodore Cox regret to announce his passing on March 24, 2014 in Baddeck, N.S. at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Jack was born in Meijel, Netherlands on April 5, 1939, the son of the late William and Marie (Snickers) Cox.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel (MacDonald) Cox and sons, Sean (Janice), Baddeck and Cory (Natasha), Halifax.
Family was always important to Jack and the greatest of his treasures were his four grandchildren, Jake, Tara, Taylor and Alyssa. Time spent with Jake and Tara was especially precious; be it fishing mackeral at the wharf, playing checkers or going for ice-cream. Of course Jake and Opa had many debates over their favourite hockey teams while Tara would usually be on Opa side. Nothing would bring a smile to “Opa's” face more quickly than their visits, hearing Taylor tell him that she was “DUTCH” and getting her news on Alyssa.
Jack is also survived by his brothers, Leo (Annie) Cox, Mabou and Peter (Debbie) Cox, Alberta and sisters, Joanne (Frank) McKenna, Ontario, Mia (Bob) MacDonald, North Sydney, Lenie (Roger) MacAulay, Halifax, Gasha (Lee) Connolly, Truro, Mientje (George) Campbell, Sydney, Rietje Nicholson, Ontario and Melisha (Joey) Davis, Halifax.
Jack worked construction for many years until determination and hard work made his goal of building a business in Baddeck a reality. In 1980 he opened Coxweld Ltd. and he was a proud and passionate owner until 2008, when he retired due to poor health. His greatest pleasures at “The Shop” came when there was a project requiring design or modifications and of coarse finding innovating ways to make things work. Phrases like “that can be repaired” or “save that, we can use that for ........” was his creative thinking at work. He truly valued his relationships with “The Guys” that worked at the shop over the years and also his association with customers that supported his business.
Throughout his life, Jack has supported and been involved in many community organizations including Minor Hockey, Lions Club, Fire Dept., Curling Club and the Village Commission. He was a strong advocate for the growth and development of his community and liked to see improvements that helped create future opportunity. Jack's friends will remember him best for his wonderful sense of humour, love of fishing and curling, interest in world affairs and love of reading.
The family wants to extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and all staff at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Words cannot express our appreciation for the care Jack has received over the years and in particular during his most recent visit. A special thanks to Dr. Carly Chow for his years of friendship and encouragement and support with his health issues.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A service will be held in Baddeck at the MacAulay Conference Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. A social gathering will follow the service at the Conference Centre until 6 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Jack may be made to either The Victoria County Memorial Hospital Foundation or The Victoria Highland Civic Centre.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.

3/24/2014 Netherlands
Cox Jack Theodore Cox Cape Breton Post 28/03/2014
Jack Theodore Cox

 With heavy hearts and a feeling of great loss, we the family of Jack Theodore Cox regret to announce his passing on March 24, 2014, in Baddeck, N.S., at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Jack was born in Meijel, Netherlands, on April 5, 1939, the son of the late William  and Marie (Snickers) Cox. He is survived by his wife, Mabel (MacDonald) Cox and sons, Sean ( Janice), Baddeck, and Cory (Natasha), Halifax. Family was always important to Jack and the greatest of his treasures were his four grandchildren, Jake, Tara, Taylor and Alyssa. Time spent with Jake and Tara was especially precious, be it fishing mackeral at the wharf, playing checkers or going for ice cream. Of course Jake and Opa had many debates over their favourite hockey teams while Tara would usually be on Opa’s side. Nothing would bring a smile to Opa’s face more quickly than their visits, hearing Taylor tell him that she was “Dutch” and getting her news on Alyssa. Jack is also survived by his brothers, Leo (Annie) Cox, Mabou, and Peter (Debbie) Cox, Alberta; and sisters, Joanne (Frank) McKenna, Ontario, Mia (Bob) MacDonald, North Sydney, Lenie (Roger) MacAulay, Halifax, Gasha (Lee) Connolly, Truro, Mientje (George) Campbell, Sydney, Rietje Nicholson, Ontario, and Melisha ( Joey) Davis, Halifax. Jack worked construction for many years until determination and hard work made his goal of building a business in Baddeck a reality. In 1980 he opened Coxweld Ltd. and he was a proud and passionate owner until 2008, when he retired due to poor health. His greatest pleasures at “the shop” came when there was a project requiring design or modifications and of course finding innovating ways to make things work. Phrases like “that can be repaired” or “save that, we can use that for ...” was his creative thinking at work. He truly valued his relationships with “the guys” that worked at the shop over the years and also his association with customers that supported his business. Throughout his life, Jack has supported and been involved in many community organizations including Minor Hockey, Lions Club, Fire Department, Curling Club and the Village Commission. He was a strong  advocate for the growth and development of his community and liked to see improvements that helped create future opportunity. Jack’s friends will remember him best for his wonderful sense of humour, love of fishing and curling, interest in world affairs and love of reading.The family wants to extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and all staff at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Words cannot express our appreciation for the care Jack has received over the years and in particular during his most recent visit. A special thanks to Dr. Carly Chow for his years of friendship and encouragement and support with his health issues. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A service will be held in Baddeck at the MacAulay Conference Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. A social gathering will follow the service at the Conference Centre until 6 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Jack may be made to either The Victoria County Memorial Hospital Foundation or The Victoria Highland Civic Centre.

3/24/2014
Cox Robert 'Bob' Cox CBP 25/01/2014
Robert 'Bob' Cox

Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories, we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend, Robert Vincent 'Bob' Cox, age 76, on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Bob passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Northside General Hospital.
Born on Shore Road, Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Richard and Martha (Confiant) Cox.
A kind man of strong faith, Bob believed in living his life by God. He put others before himself and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
Bob worked hard from a very young age and had several jobs over his lifetime. His last was long time and well known caretaker at St. Joseph Church where he devoted himself to his work. He always had a smile for anyone coming through the door. Bob was always very active, in his younger years, he was an avid walker, skater and was past Grand Knight of the Father William Kiely Council, Knights of Columbus. He loved being out in the barn, going for drives and spending time with his family and his cats. Bob was friendly and had a good heart. He was a devoted husband and an incredible father. We were very fortunate to be able to care for Bob at home during his entire illness. He was always pleasant, loved to dance and enjoyed his treats, even in his final days, he still loved to smile.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Bridget (Jessome) Cox; his daughter and best friend, Caroline; his brothers David (Nellie) Cox, John Cox, Harold (Jane) Cox, Louis Cox (Shirley Robinson), all of North Sydney, Michael Cox, Massachusetts and Clifford (Cathy) Cox, Alberta; his sister Marion MacKinnon, Sydney, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Ella MacKinnon, Caroline Holyoke and Irene Neil.
Honoring his wishes there will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A funeral mass for Bob will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
In Bob’s memory, do something kind for someone.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
“I’m everything I am because you loved me.”

1/23/2014 Sydney Mines
Crawford Stella Crawford Cape Breton Post 10/03/2014
We regret to announce the sudden passing of our dear mother Stella Crawford, on Thursday, March 6, 2014,at the Northside General Hospital.
She was born May 28, 1931, in Alder Point. Stella was the daughter of the late Philip and Martha Payne. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Stella is survived by her husband Keith Crawford; sons, Clifford (Donna) O’Toole, St. Catharines, Ont., Paul (Elaine) O’Toole, North Sydney, Raymond (Sharon) MacLean, North Sydney; brothers, George (Joyce) Payne, North Sydney, Alden LeBlanc, St. Catharines, Ont., John LeBlanc, St. Catherines, Ont., James ‘Sprikles’ LeBlanc, North Sydney. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Stella was predeceased by her first husband, Lloyd O’Toole, sisters, Francis and Sarah.

3/6/2014 May 28th, 1931, Alder Point
Crawford Stella Mae Crawford Cape Breton Post 11/03/2014
Stella Mae Crawford, who passed away on March 6, 2014, was also survived by a sister Phyllis of North Sydney
3/6/2014
Cremo John 'Johnny' Cremo Jr. CBP 25/01/2014
John 'Johnny' Cremo Jr.

John Gaulbert Jr. 'Johnny' Cremo– 42, We’koqma’q First Nation, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Baddeck, he was a son of the late John Gaulbert Sr. and Mary Theresa (Sylliboy) Cremo. John was better known as “We’koqma’q’s Johnny”. He was a member of Blessed Kateri parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q, where he was an avid church goer. Surviving are brothers, John William 'Tiny' (Karen); Simon 'Chum'; William Benjamin 'Willie', all of We’koqma’q; Leonard (Elizabeth), Pictou Landing; Clifford 'Jake' (Valerie), Membertou; sisters, Nancy Ann and Yvonne (Rod) Bright, all of We’koqma’q; uncles, Grand Chief Ben (Marie) Sylliboy and Mattio Cremo; aunts, Maggit Poulette and Hazel Herney; godchild, Josie Bernard; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Joseph Dennis 'Sosep'; uncle, Lee Cremo; aunt, Mary Ellen Phillips; paternal grandparents, Simon and Annie Cremo; maternal grandparents, William B. and Nancy Sylliboy; his godparents, Richard and Emily Phillips.
Johnny will rest after 3 p.m. Sunday in the Multi Purpose Centre, 160 Reservation Rd., We’koqma’q First Nation. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from Blessed Kateri Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q, with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

1/22/2014 Baddeck
Crosby John 'Jock' Crosby CBP 03/01/2014
Passed on: December 19th, 2013

Jock died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2013 after a brief illness, at the age of 87.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3. 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
Currie Catherine 'Diane' Currie CBP 15/02/2014
Catherine 'Diane' Currie


Born In: MacAdams Lake
Born: October 22nd, 1944

Passed in: Montréal, Canada
Passed on: January 25th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Catherine 'Diane' Currie, announce her passing on Jan. 25, 2014 at the Lake Shore hospital in Montreal 25 days after she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Born in North Sydney on Oct. 22, 1944, she was the daughter of the late John and Christina (Gillis) Currie of MacAdams Lake.
Dianne left home in 1966 to start her nursing career as an LPN, a job she loved. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed sharing her high scores with her sisters.
She is survived by her son, Fred Stephens, Montreal; siblings, Jean (Roddie) Musgrave, Frenchvale, Martina Coffin, Sydney, Larry (Susan) Currie, Kingston, N.S., Carolyn MacEachern (Ross MacDonald), Sydney, Darlene (Ed) Gilson, Ottawa, Elaine (Sheldon) Mikkelsen, Mira Gut; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ellen Currie, MacAdams Lake, Sherry Morrison, Stettler, Alta. And brother-in-law, Frank MacEachern, Sydney; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, Dianne was predeceased by brothers, John Patrick (in infancy); John Alexander, Patrick Darrell; nieces, Kimberly, Jennifer; nephew, Blaise and brother-in-law, Carmen Coffin.
On behalf of the Currie family, we would like to thank Dianne's friends in Montreal for their love and support given to us during Dianne's courageous battle with cancer, she loved you all very dearly. Shauna you were always in her heart.
In honouring Dianne's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

1/25/2014 October 22nd, 1944
Currie John Francis Currie CBP 11/01/2014
John Francis Currie

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Kingston, Canada
Passed on: January 5th, 2014

Proudly served with The Royal Canadian Signals, 1952-1983.
Born and raised in Glace Bay, now of Kingston, Ont., John died peacefully, at Hastings Manor, surrounded by the love of family, on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
John Currie, age 79, loving father of Brenda Lloyd (Gary) of Frankford, Terry Currie (Madonna) and Gregory Currie, both of Ottawa. Affectionately known as 'Papa' to granddaughters Krista Lloyd of Frankford, Angie Alain of Gatineau and great-grandfather of Chloe Alain.
Survived by sisters Pearl, Anita, Martha, Lorraine and predeceased by sisters Marina, Leona, Mae and brother Daniel.
In accordance with John's wishes, cremation has taken place and funeral services will be private.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to U.H.K.F. (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario), in Mr. Currie's memory.
For those desiring, online condolences may be directed to www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com.

1/5/2014 Glace Bay
Currie Lois (Swan) Currie Cape Breton Post 11/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lois Ann Currie, (Swan) announces her peaceful passing with sons by her side at Northside General Hospital, Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Born in Sydney Mines, N.S., in 1934, Lois was the daughter of the Late George and Catherine (Marsh) Swan.
Lois loved her family, politics, sports and cards. She was a longtime supporter of the Liberal party, and enjoyed a good debate on the subject at any time. She was an avid Maple Leafs fan, and cheered for her Leafs in good times and bad. Cards also played a big part of her life. The Bras d’Or Pensioners’ Club was a second home to her, and one often heard of the fun times had with her many friends on card night.
Lois and Tony’s was a military family, who lived on bases across Canada, eventually retiring back to Little Bras d’Or and the place she adored. Tony Sr.’s passing in 1991 left a significant gap in Lois’s life and she missed her husband every day. We know he is waiting for her with a deck of cards and a crib board in hand.
She is survived by her sons, Tony (Mary Margaret) and Sheldon (Heather); sister, Bridgette (Reginald) Thurbide,;12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, along with numerous other relatives.
Besides her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by her son Charles and daughter Greta.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 3 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish, Little Bras d’Or, with a reception to follow, at the St. Joseph Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois’s name to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to her niece, Kim Day who provided much loving care in her final years. Special thanks to niece Cassie Brochu, and all the nurses of Northside General for their tenderness and kindness these past couple of weeks.
Funeral arrangement of been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy maybe directed to Lois's family by visitingwww.francisfuneralhome.ca.

3/9/2014 Sydney Mines
Currie Lois Ann Currie (Swan) Cape Breton Post 12/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lois Ann Currie, (Swan) announces her peaceful passing with sons by her side at Northside General Hospital, Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Born in Sydney Mines, N.S., in 1934, Lois was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Marsh) Swan.
Lois loved her family, politics, sports and cards. She was a longtime supporter of the Liberal party, and enjoyed a good debate on the subject at any time. She was an avid Maple Leafs fan, and cheered for her Leafs in good times and bad. Cards also played a big part of her life. The Bras d’Or Pensioners’ Club was a second home to her, and one often heard of the fun times had with her many friends on card night.
Lois and Tony’s was a military family, who lived on bases across Canada, eventually retiring back to Little Bras d’Or and the place she adored. Tony Sr.’s passing in 1991 left a significant gap in Lois’s life and she missed her husband every day. We know he is waiting for her with a deck of cards and a crib board in hand.
She is survived by her sons, Tony (Mary Margaret) and Sheldon (Heather); sister, Bridgette (Reginald) Thurbide;12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, along with numerous other relatives.
Besides her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by her son Charles and daughter Greta.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 3 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish, Little Bras d’Or, with a reception to follow, at the St. Joseph Parish Hall. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois’s name to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to her niece, Kim Day who provided much loving care in her final years. Special thanks to niece Cassie Brochu, and all the nurses of Northside General for their tenderness and kindness these past couple of weeks.
Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.

3/9/2014 Sydney Mines
Curtis Catherine 'Kay' Jane (née Hickey) Curtis CBP 16/01/2014
Catherine 'Kay' Jane (née Hickey) Curtis

Born In: Cape Breton, Canada

Passed in: Toronto, Canada
Passed on: January 9th, 2014

Catherine 'Kay' Jane Curtis (née Hickey) of Toronto passed away peacefully in the presence of loving family members on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the age of 90 years.
Born in Cape Breton, N.S., Catherine was the daughter of the late Euphemia (née Gillis) and Alphonsus Hickey.
She was a dedicated employee at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in Toronto for many years.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Richard 'Dick' Curtis and her brothers, Peter, Alphonsus, John, Malcolm, William and Murdock.
Survived by her sister Yvonne Pierrynowski, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Catherine will be dearly missed by her longtime friends and neighbours.
Sincere thanks to Rosemary, Patricia, Louise and the VHA staff for their dedicated care and support, which allowed her to remain in her home.
Special appreciation to Yvonne and her late husband Ray Pierrynowski, niece Robin Taylor and her husband Kevin.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. with reception to follow, at the Newbigging Funeral Home,
733 Mt. Pleasant Road (South of Eglinton), Toronto, Ont.
Catherine will rest for eternity with her cherished late husband Dick in Nova Scotia.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Catherine Curtis can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

1/9/2014 Cape Breton
Dean Robert Wilcox Dean Cape Breton Post 05/03/2014
Robert Wilcox Dean, of Edgewood Drive, Sydney, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Dean.
In 1986, Mr. Dean retired from Sydney Steel after 40 years, where he was employed in the Open Hearth and Metallurgical departments.
He was a member and elder of Trinity United Church and a honorary member of Trinity Session; member and Past Master of St. Andrews Masonic Lodge #7 A.F.&A.M. and recipient of the Masonic Meritorious Service Medal; Past Grand Lodge Officer and member of the Shriners and a Philae Legion of Honor; Past President of the Whitney Pier Y’s Men and Past District Governor of the Cape Breton-Nfld. Y’s Men. During the Second World War, he served in the RCAF.
Robert was predeceased by his wife, Mary 'Penny' and sons, Sheldon and Billy. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Edward, Gerald and Fred and sisters, Ruth and Margaret.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Gloria; sons, Robert, Gary and John (Ann Marie); and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation by request. A private family service and interment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Lodge or a charity of your choice.

3/3/2014 Sydney
Dedieu Winifred 'Beth' Dedieu Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
Winifred 'Beth' Dedieu
Born In: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed in: 2014/03/19, Canada
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Winifred 'Beth' Dedieu on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Calgary Alta., she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Kay (Collard) Leonard.
Beth enjoyed baking and was well known to all for her delicious treats. Beth also enjoyed spending time with her family and also her favourite pass time bingo.
Beth is survived by her children, Wendy Jensen, Gordon, Tom (Shauna), Michelle (John), Glenn (Rose Nina), Chantelle (Dr. Steve) Patten and A.J (Allison); sisters, Sylvia, Beverly and Faye; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Andre and her loving son Leonard.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 21, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church with Fr. Norman McPhee officiating.
Burial will take place at a later date in St. John's Cemetery

3/19/2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Denny Ethel Louise Denny Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
It is with deep sadness, that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and friend, Ethel Denny. Mom passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Born in Middleton, N.S., she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Aulenback) Penny.
Ethel was a stay at home mom and this was a vocation she truly enjoyed. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crocheting, doing word search puzzles, playing darts and bingo. She was an avid bowler and a member of many leagues over the past years. Ethel always put the needs of others before those of her own and she always tried to make everyone happy. She was a great wife, mother and her family was her #1 concern.
Ethel leaves behind her loving husband, Bill Denny; daughters, Julia Denny, Bedford, Joan Warren, Bridgewater, Mary Jane Denny, at home; she will also be sadly missed by sisters, Daisy Zinck, Thelma Whynot, Carolyn Zwicker; brothers, Gerald and David, all of mainland N.S., many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by a sister, Josephine Jollymore.
In honouring Ethel’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
As an expression of sympathy for Ethel, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the N.S. Lung association or a charity of one’s choice.
At this time, we, Ethel’s family would like to express our sincere thank you to all the doctors and the nursing staff at the numerous departments and units of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital who treated her over the past several months.

3/14/2014 Middleton, NS
Deruelle Susan (Marsh) Deruelle CBP 27/01/2014
Susan (Marsh) Deruelle

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 25th, 2014

Susan (Marsh) Deruelle, 46, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in New Waterford.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
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1/25/2014
Deveaux Auguste Deveaux CBP 10/01/2014
Auguste Deveaux

Born In: Cheticamp

Passed in: Cheticamp
Passed on: January 7th, 2014

Auguste Deveaux, 80, of 27 Chemin Shomphe, Cheticamp, died Jan. 7, 2014, at home.
Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Charles and Annie (Deveaux) Deveaux.
Auguste grew up in Cheticamp, he worked in the fishery industry. He liked to hunt, go for drives in his van and watch his beloved Montreal Canadiens. He also liked his fiddle music. Auguste had good friends in Cheticamp.
He is survived by one sister-in-law, Vera Deveaux, Sydney; several nieces nephews; great-nieces and nephews.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Denise and Jackie Poirier for their endless care with Auguste.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Leo, Marcellin and Timothy; two sisters, Elizabeth MacIntosh and Margaret Mary Deveaux.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

1/7/2014 Cheticamp
Deveaux Katherine Elizabeth (Buchanan) Deveaux Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Katherine Deveaux, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacNeil) Buchanan of Gardiner Mines on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Mississauga, Ont.
Katherine is survived by her, sons, Daniel ‘Buck’ (Penny) and John (Alice); daughter, Margaret Ann Barbe (Rick), all of Ontario. She is also survived by two brothers, Willie (Babes) New Waterford, Hughie (Glace Bay); six grandchildren, James, Adam, Tyler, Myles, Derick and Gabrielle; one great-grandchild, Maria; and Tara Moore Jones, who was like a granddaughter of Kay’s. 
Katherine was predeceased by her husband, James William ‘Coney” Deveaux; sisters, Anna and Clara and brothers, Tom, Michael, Gordie and Danny.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Dan Boudreau will be celebrated Monday, 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner Mines.

3/11/2014
Devison Josie Devison Cape Breton Post 18/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Josie Devison, after a lengthy illness. Josie passed away peacefully on March 17, 2014, with her family by her side.
Josie was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Tobin) MacKenzie (Glace Bay).
Josie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who focused her time, love and energy on her family who will deeply miss her. In her younger years Josie was employed at Grand Electronics and later as a hair stylist. After raising her family, Josie returned to work at the Cape Breton Regional School board where she made many friendships and fond memories. Upon her retirement, Josie and Arnold became avid campers and enjoyed spending their summers at Englishtown Ridge Campground with great friends for 19 years. Josie had a very kind and generous heart and could always be counted on to bake, cook and decorate for showers, weddings, anniversaries, church and community events. Josie particularly enjoyed baking for residents in long term care facilities or for those ill at home. Josie's favourite time of year was Christmas and she took great pride preparing her home and table to receive family, friends and neighbours over Christmas. Josie was a life long member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Glace Bay and volunteered her time with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Kidney Foundation.
Josie was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Arnold, sisters, Marjorie McNeil, Betty Postlewaite, Annie Shaughnessy, Ella MacKenzie (infancy), May MacKenzie (infancy), brothers, Alex MacKenzie, Neil MacKenzie and Tommy MacKenzie (infancy). 
Josie is survived by her daughter Arnelda Devison (Jonathan Dixon), grandsons, Riley and Connor; sisters, Margie Boone and Anita McKay and many nieces and nephews.
In honouring Josie's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A celebration of Josie's life will be held on March 22, 2014, at 11 a.m.at Immaculate Conception Parish, Glace Bay, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish Roofing Fund.
Josie's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff of Glen Haven Manor for the loving care, compassion and attention they provided to Josie. The family also thanks Sister Mary McMahon for the spiritual care she provided to Josie and our family

3/17/2014 Glace Bay
Devison Sandy (Joseph) 'Soupy' Devison CBP 13/01/2014
Sandy (Joseph) 'Soupy' Devison

Passed in: Hamilton, Canada
Passed on: January 11th, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on January 11, 2014 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Linda Devison of Dundas. Loving father of Martha and her husband Bill Robinson; George Devison and his wife Darlene; and Michelle Clark. Treasured grandfather of Steven (Nikki) Traver; Danielle & Korri Robinson; Lyndsay (Kyle) and baby-to-be Prytula; Justine Devison; and Lane, Chloe and Drew Clark. Proud Great-Grandpa of Reece and Kayden Traver. Lovingly remembered by his sister Yvonne (Roy) Jones, his Uncle Donald Slattery, his sisters-in-law Fran Rempfer and Nancy (Val) Nugent and their families. Predeceased by his father Hector Devison, his mother Martha and step-father Sam Westcott, mother- and father-in-law Marjorie and Albert Child, his brothers-in-law Bill Rempfer and Albert Child. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. He will also be remembered by his Devison and Slattery cousins; and his first wife's family, the Donovans. Sandy was a proud "Cape Bretoner" born in Glace Bay, N.S. He worked at Reid Press prior to becoming the "King of Pizza" in Hamilton's west end for 19 years (1961-1980); and was an independent sales rep. for various florist wholesalers (Westbrook Floral, Action Imports, Sums) for 23 years. Sandy was an active member of the Hamilton Air Force Association, former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 38 in Sydney, N.S. He was actively involved during the 60's and 70's with the Westinghouse Old Boys' Hockey Association, Hamilton Police Minor, and Alexander Park Association; in the 70's and 80's he served as Coach and General Manager of the Dundas Blues Jr. B Hockey Club; he was a Coach, Convenor, and Director of the Canusa Games for 30 years during the 60's, 70's and 80's. His leisure hours were spent in hockey arenas throughout the country; he also enjoyed baseball, golf, dancing and spending what time he could at his greatest love - his bungalow "right on the ocean" at Mira Gut, Cape Breton for 30 years. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home 53 Main Street, Dundas where Sandy's Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. It was Sandy's wish that any in Memoriam donations be made to Parkinson Society Canada or McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation.
"His smile and spirit will live on in our hearts and minds forever!"
Please sign Sandy's online book of condolence at www.catteleatonandchambers.ca

1/11/2014
Devoe Gerald Devoe CBP 19/02/2014
Gerald Devoe

Born In: Bras d'Or

Passed in: Southside Boularderie
Passed on: February 17th, 2014

We announce with deep sorrow the passing of Gerald Gregory Devoe on Monday February 17, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late Harold and Charlotte (Jellotta) Devoe.
He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Bras d'Or.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife Lillian; son Wesley (Darlene); daughters; Shirley (Edward) Scott, and Heather (Stan Bonise); daughter-in-law Vivian. Brothers; Harold, Franklyn, Ambrose, Melvin, and Tremaine. Sisters; Hilda (Hopton), and Phyllis (Dupis). Gerald is also survived by seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Besides his parents Gerald was predeceased by his son Garland; brother, Joey; sister, Erma Buffett and son-in-law, Gordon MacDonald.
In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place under the care and direction of JM Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of Gerald’s life will take place on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Fr. Jake Andrea Officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of one’s choice.

2/17/2014 Bras d'Or
Digero Albert 'Blackie' Digero CBP 10/01/2014
Albert 'Blackie' Digero

Born In: Digero

Albert 'Blackie' Digero passed away suddenly on Jan. 8, 2014, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Obituary and funeral arrangements will follow at a later date.

1/8/2014
Digero Albert Digero CBP 20/01/2014
Albert Digero

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 8th, 2014

It is with great sadness the family of Albert 'Blackie' Digero announces his passing on Jan. 8, 2014 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Rene and Juliet (Matthys) Digero.
Albert was a coal miner in his earlier years, could fix anything, was an electrician and did T.V. repairs. He was an avid outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish with his brothers at Hunters Mountain and his favorite pastime was boating on the Bras D'or Lakes.
He is survived by his son, Gordon (Elaine), Whitehorse; brother, Louis (Theresa), New Waterford; sister-in-law, Mary; grandchildren, Jason (Shelly), Tove (Calvin), River Ryan, Trina (Adam) and Thekla (Steve), Ont.; great-grandchildren, Damian, Danial, Gabrielle, Jesse, Angelina, Noah, Samantha, Amanda and Sara, as
well as many nieces and nephews and he will be forever missed by his daughter-in-law, Clare.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Gloria (Holm); brothers, Henry, Maurice,
and sister, Anna Soldon.
Cremation has taken place and a chapel service in the funeral home will take place Wednesday,
Jan. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Charles Quann officiating. A luncheon to follow at the K.O.C.,
Plummer Avenue and all are welcome. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Send online condolences to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
At this time the family would like to express their thankfulness to the V.O.N. for their continuing care, especially Mary and Debbie.

1/8/2014 New Waterford
Digero Theresa Digero CBP 28/02/2014
Theresa Digero

Born In: Cheticamp

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: February 26th, 2014


It is with great sadness the family of Theresa Digero announce her passing on Feb. 26, 2014, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Job and Elizabeth (Deveaux) Bourgeois.
Theresa was a member of the Parish of Saint Leonard. She was very family-oriented and loved to watch television, her favourite show was The Golden Girls.
Theresa is survived by her husband of 57 years Louis; daughter, Ann Marsh; sisters, Lucy Helle and Catherine MacDonald, all of New Waterford.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by son, Russell, brothers, Francis, Joseph, Peter, Willie, Johnny, sisters Rose, Suzanne, Marguerite and son in-law, Russell Marsh.
Cremation has taken place and a chapel service in the funeral home will take place Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating with a luncheon to follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. All are welcome. Burial in St. Michael’s cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

2/26/2014 Cheticamp
Donovan Deloris Donovan Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Deloris Donovan
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: September 4th, 1943
Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: March 25th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the death of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Deloris.
Deloris passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Sydney Mines on Sept. 4,1943, Deloris was the daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Bradley) Howell.
She loved hot weather, cooking for crowds and was an avid bingo player, but her number one love was her family and friends.
Deloris is survived by her children, Diane (Steve) Wyatt, St. Catharines, Ont., Jane (Eddie) Orrell, North Sydney, Michael (Vicky) Donovan, Blackett’s Lake, and Tanya (Wade) Huelin, Grimsby, Ont. Also by their father, Michael Donovan Sr, Halifax; grandchildren, Mitch, Bhreagh, Bryden, Charles, Matthew, Alicia, Jennifer, Josh, Kendra, Jesse, Justin, Julia, and three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Brooklyn and Todd. Surviving also are her brothers, William, Winnipeg, Gordon (Eleanor), Florence, and Kenneth, Sydney, and sisters, Marjorie MacDonald, Lillian McEachern, both of North Sydney, and many, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Todd, her brothers, Nicholas, Archie and James and her sister, Linda.
Visitation for Deloris will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home Ltd., Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, at 10.a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines. with Fr.Thomas John officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
Little did we know that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
you are always by 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.

3/25/2014 9/4/1943
Donovan John 'Jackie' Donovan CBP 08/02/2014
John 'Jackie' Donovan

Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: January 17th, 1955

Passed in: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John 'Jackie' Donovan, 59, of Bras d’Or, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Corner Brook, Nfld.
Born in Sydney Mines on Jan. 17, 1955, he was the son of the late Thomas and Renelda ‘Babs’( Butts) Donovan.
Jackie loved hunting, and fishing in Baddeck Bay. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children; Andrea, Jonathan and Cathy, and his grandchildren; Broady, Jacey, Jenna and Jacob. Also left to mourn are his brothers and sisters; Valerie (Norman), Paulette (Jake), Jennie Ann (Donnie) and Walter (Kelly), friends Donnie and Lori Bennett, his little buddy Ethan Bennett, many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Wanda Mae Lomond.
Visitation for Jackie Donovan will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/6/2014 Sydney Mines, January 17th, 1955
Donovan Mary Agnes 'Aggie' Donovan CBP 27/01/2014
Mary Agnes 'Aggie' Donovan

Born: February 28th, 1940

Passed in: Ingonish Halifax
Passed on: January 25th, 2014

On Jan. 25, 2014, God called home one of his angels. Mary Agnes Donovan (nee Whitty) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Aggie was born on Feb. 28, 1940, and was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Hines) Whitty.
Aggie will live on in the hearts of her husband of 51 years, her one true love and best friend, Tom Donovan; their daughter, Wendy (Paul Guillemette), Glen Ross, Ont.; their sons, Doran (Laura), Halifax, and Sean (Becca), San Diego, California.
Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Alexis, Ella, Cole and Avery brought sunshine and laughter into her life. Nanny always made time to shower them with lots of love and affection.
Aggie is also survived by her brothers, Freeman (Flora Anne) Whitty and Doug (Judy) Whitty, both in Charlottetown, Maurice (Violet) Whitty, Ingonish Beach, Bert Whitty, Indian River, Joe (Edie) Whitty, Liverpool; and sisters, Cathy (Basil) Favaro, Cornwall, P.E.I., Lillian (Glen) Pepperdine, Enfield, and sister-in-law, Ivetta Whitty, Halifax, besides numerous nieces and nephews.
Aggie was a well-loved and respected school teacher for 35 years until her retirement. She began her career in Neil's Harbour and spent most of her teaching years in the Ingonish area. She was a dedicated and caring teacher; for her teaching was not just a job, but a labour of love. Her students felt loved and respected; many have approached her as adults to thank her for her kindness and to tell her of their fond memories of being in her class.
Aggie will be remembered for her amazing generosity, her strong faith and her endless hospitality to all who entered her home. "When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a beautiful treasure to always hold in your heart".
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Everett, Dennis and Barry, a sister, Theresa, sister-in-law, Sandra, nephews, Blair, Joseph, and Thomas, who was more like a son to her and Tom.
The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Dave Dupere, Barbara Stewart , Dr. Tim Benstead, Dr. Richard Leckey, Dr. John Ritter, Dr. Ed Kinley, Melanie Ellerker, Karen Gibson, Terri Cooper and the ALS Society of NS, ALS Clinic, Wanda Barron, Fr. Owen Connolly, Palliative Care, and VON. Your concern, care and dedication in helping all of our family during these past months were deeply appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Funeral arrangements made by Atlantic Funeral Homes. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will take place at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 5900 Inglis St., Halifax on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. to be immediately followed by a reception in the Church hall. Interment is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St Peter’s Parish in Ingonish Beach.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the ALS Society, 900 Windmill Rd, Suite 113, Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 1B7 or St. Peter's Church Graveyard Fund, Ingonish Beach, N.S., B0C 1L0.

1/25/2014 Feb. 28, 1940
Donovan Timothy “Tim" “Dook” Donovan Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
Formerly of 2nd Street in New Aberdeen and New Hampshire, U.S.A., Dook passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Timothy and Mary (‘Min’ Foley) Donovan.
Dook had a great passion for working with horses and was a horseman throughout Canada and the U.S.A. He will be remembered by many for his contribution to the horse racing game.
He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews in Glace Bay and the U.S.A.; and, his caregiver/guardian and niece Shirley (Alex) MacCuish.
Dook was predeceased by his wife, Mary, four brothers, Jim, Francis, Wishy and Bill and by one sister Ann McInnis.
Visitation for Tim 'Dook' will be take place in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St' Glace Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 1-3 p.m.; with funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place at a later date in St. John’s Cemetery.  

3/15/2014 Glace Bay
Dooley Mary Anita Dooley Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
Mary Dooley of Edmonton, Alta., born in Glace Bay, N.S., passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the age of 75 years.
Mary is survived by her sons, Billy (Colleen) and Jimmie (Leonor) Dragatis; grandchildren, Mitchell, Courtney, Kelly, Steven and Natalie; one great-grandson, Aiden and many other family and friends.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and John and brother, Billie.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on March 7, 2014. Mary's final resting place is at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Edmonton SPCA.

3/1/2014 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
January 3, 1939
Doucette Frank Doucette CBP 01/02/2014
Frank Doucette

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 30th, 2014

Frank Joseph Doucette, 68, Blacketts Lake, CB, son of the late Mary Doucette, Membertou, and adopted son of the late Joe and Margaret MacIntyre of East Bay, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife Theresa (Day); sons Ian (Halifax), Robert (Calgary), and daughters Mary Beth and Ann Terese (Tyler MacPhee) of Sydney. Frank is also survived by the brothers and sisters he grew up with Peggy MacDonald, Dougall MacIntyre, Mike MacIntyre (Mass.) and Leona MacIntyre; as well as maternal brothers Joe B. Marshall (Eskasoni), Carl Gould (Membertou), Bernie Francis (Membertou) and P.J. Doucette (Eskasoni).
He will be deeply missed by in-laws Ann Marie (Donnie) Steele, Gippy (Jim) Rankin (Ft. St. John), Bill (Helen) Day (Halifax) and was a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Catherine Farrell (Ontario) and brother Donnie MacNeil (Christmas Island).
Frank taught social studies for 30 years at Sydney River Jr. High and later Malcom Monroe. He was a member of Ski Ben Eoin for 30 years and a member of Lingan Golf Club, The Lakes Golf Club, and The Sydney Curling Club for years. He was actively involved in both East Bay Parish as a youth and was a Parish Council member and Eucharistic Minister of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Frank was a very involved community member and avid volunteer. He was a board member of the Canadian Cancer Society, and an original member of the "Relay for Life" Committee. He was actively inolved in the Run for the Cure for over 10 years. He was a valued Cape Breastoners support person and worked for the Cape Breton Dragon Boat Festival since its beginning.
He will be deeply missed by his family and many wonderful friends.
Visitation for the late Mr. Doucette will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating.
We would like to thank the wonderful medical staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care devoted to his illness.
In his memory, blood donations can be made to the Canadian Blood Services or donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/30/2014
Doucette Sister Louise Doucette Cape Breton Post 19/03/2014
Sister Louise Doucette, 85, formerly Sister Regina Therese, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the motherhouse on Monday, March 17, 2014. She was in her 52nd year of religious life.
Born in Quinan, N.S., Sister Louise was the daughter of the late Adolphe and Regina (Doucette) Doucette.
Sister Louise was the oldest in a family of twelve. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Albert.
She is survived by sisters, Dorothy Conrod, Zoe Kopetsky, Adeline (Joseph) Doucet, Cora (Henry) Caza and Lucie Doucette; brothers, Paul, Henry, Basil (Judy), Jules and Camille (Rita),
Louise entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in February 1960, pronounced her first vows in 1962, and made her perpetual commitment Aug. 15, 1967.
Throughout her religious life Sister Louise ministered in the congregation household services. She served as homemaker for 34 years in local houses in Trenton, Heatherton, Guysborough, Eskasoni, St. Andrews, Canso, Ingonish, Antigonish and New Waterford in N.S.; in Ottawa, Ont. And Kamloops, B.C. For a period of six years she served on the Bethany housekeeping team. In 1992 Sister spent a year of renewal at Galilee, Arnprior, Ont. She retired at Bethany in 2004.
During her life of faithful service, Sister Louise had the ability, in a quiet manner, to bring the outside community into her life. She was noted for her culinary contribution to wakes and other parish functions.
The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning on Thursday, March 20, at 1:15 p.m. A Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian burial will take place on Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. Bethany Chapel.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L.Curry Funeral Services, 135 College St., Antigonish.

3/17/2015
Dove Wilson Dove CBP 20/02/2014
Wilson Dove

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 19th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Wilson Dove on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Plemeth and Emily Mae (Hines) Dove
He was employed in Toronto Ontario for 42 years and moved home for retirement.
As a young man he was in the Navy. He was truly an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and golfing. Wilson had a heart of gold, he will be deeply missed.
Wilson is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Christina (Vern) Stockley; his children Dale, Halifax, Marcus, Toronto, Jason and Lance, Langley, B.C.; several grandchildren; step-mother, Lil, sisters, Shirley (Max) Legge, Gloria (Kevin) Gorman, Viola (Harold) Sparkes, Paula (Bill) Cowen, Georgina (Soren) Klein, Nena Abundo; brothers David (Charlotte), Ralph, Ron (Myrna) Gary, Lorne (Audrey) and Kevin (Nancy) as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Eddie, Freddie, Wayne and Rick.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Harold Sparkes officiating.

2/19/2014
Dow Jean "Ormi" Dow CBP 21/01/2014
Jean "Ormi" Dow

Passed in: Kentville, Canada
Passed on: January 18th, 2014

DOW (Carmichael), Jean Ormiston "Ormi" - age 90, Berwick, Kings Co., died in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, amidst her family on Saturday, January 18, 2014. There will be visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Friday, in the Berwick United Church, 240 Commercial St., Berwick, from where the funeral service will take place in the church at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25. Rev. Tom Woods officiating, with a time of fellowship and remembrance following in the church hall. Interment will be in the Berwick Cemetery, at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Kentville, Grand View Manor, Berwick, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., toll free 1 (855) 825-3448. On-line guest book may be signed and a full obituary can be viewed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

1/18/2014
Drinnan William 'Gareth' Drinnan CBP 07/01/2014
William 'Gareth' Drinnan

Born In: Wales
Born: August 4th, 1951

Passed in: Big Baddeck
Passed on: December 29th, 2013

(William) Gareth Drinnan, 62, passed away Dec. 29, 2013.
Gareth was born in Conwy, Wales, Aug. 4, 1951.
Gareth worked at the Department of Transportation for 33 years. He was president of The Nova Scotia Highway workers union CUPE Local 1867 for 18 years. During his tenure as president Gareth represented his union on numerous boards and committees; including the Nova Scotia public service long term disability plan trust, the government master committee on health and safety and the government diversity round table committee. Gareth's greatest joy in life was helping others. He will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his best friend, Cynthia and daughter, Thia; brothers, Phillip (Jackie), Malcolm (Evie), Roy; sister, Faith (Donald); and many nieces and nephews who he loved very much.
Predeceased by daughter Tracy Anne, mother Marjorie, and father Roy.
In keeping with Gareth's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of MacAskill Funeral Home Baddeck. There will be a “Celebration of Life” at a later date
Donations may be made to Baddeck Valley 4-H Club or Baddeck Valley Community Hall.

12/29/2013 Wales on Aug. 4, 1951
Dunphy Elizabeth Dunphy CBP 17/01/2014
Elizabeth Dunphy

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Glace Bay North Sydney
Passed on: January 14th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, have to announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, on Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Seaview Manor Guest Home in Glace Bay.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Viola (Axeworthy) Roston.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Edward Dunphy, two children in infancy, William and Lillian, her sisters, Mary Hawco, Rose Chipman, Jeanette MacNeil, twin Stella Johnson, Viola Phalen, and Martina Young, her brothers, Peter, Billy, and Arno Roston and sons-in-law Melvin Crews and Stewart Bartlett.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Shirley Crews of Halifax, Florence (Herbie) Steele, Mary (Darren) Card, Elizabeth Dunphy-Bartlett, son Mike Dunphy, all of North Sydney, her sister Alma Davidson of Sydney, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty attended Holy Angels School, provided childcare for many children over the years in her home, volunteered endlessly for many organizations. She enjoyed singing, baking, cooking, knitting, playing cards, bingo, gardening, painting and watching her stories.
She was an inspiring person who touched the lives of all that knew her. We welcome you to join us in celebrating her life.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday (today) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, King Street, North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or simply by sharing a smile, kind word, or good deed as a tribute to her.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/14/2014 Sydney
Dunphy Gertrude Dunphy CBP 14/01/2014
Gertrude Dunphy

Born In: North Sydney

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 12th, 2014

It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Gertrude Dunphy, 81, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Clara Grace (Pieroway) Rose.
Gertrude was a member of St. Joseph parish, North Sydney, she volunteered at the Salvation Army retail outlet and in her younger years was an avid walker.
Gertrude is survived by her two sons, Donald (Jane) Dunphy, North Sydney, Victor (Barb) Dunphy, Kentville; by her five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; by her brothers, Ronald (Shirley) Rose, Jackie (Sarah) Rose, James (Wilma) Rose, Andrew (Diana) Rose, all of North Sydney, Gerry (Donna) Rose, Westmount, Llewellyn (Paulette) Rose, Dartmouth; by her sisters, Ada Haggerty and Bertha (Lenny) McCormick, both of Sydney Mines.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Dunphy, also by brothers, Dave, Maurice and Wilfred Rose and sisters, Pamela Boyden, Ruby Harnish, Zita Fowler, Edith Corkery, Ann Holland and Nell Coulet.
In accordance with Gertrude’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family graveside committal service will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Gertrude’s memory.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/12/2014 North Sydney
Dupe Edna Christene Dupe Cape Breton Post 31/03/2014
Edna Christene Dupe
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 29th, 2014
It is with broken hearts we the family announce the passing of Edna Dupe on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Muriel (Davison) MacVay.
Edna enjoyed playing darts, Bingo and travelling. She loved listening to country music and was a big Willie Nelson fan.
Edna is survived by her children, Barbara (Kirk) Watson, Point Edward, Laurel Dupe (Rob), Point Aconi, Bobby Dupe, Sydney, Billy Dupe, Edmonton; her wonderful grandchildren, Shannon (Mike), Victoria, Craig, Shelby, her precious great granddaughter, Haylee; brother, Robert (Norma) MacVay, Sydney; several nieces, nephews and many great friends, as well as her pets, the cat, Willie Nelson and her dog, Jett.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert 'Bobby' Dupe, and brother William 'Billy' MacVay.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Myatt and the palliative care staff for the wonderful care given to Edna during her stay.

3/29/2014 Sydney
Duprey John Baptiste ‘Bunty’ Duprey Cape Breton Post 12/03/2014
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of John ‘ Bunty’ Duprey, 75, of New Waterford on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at New Waterford Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late John Baptiste and Cesarine (Lalo) Duprey.
John was a member of Mount Carmel Church, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard, New Waterford. In earlier years he was employed with Devco before moving on to become a skilled welder and pipefitter. He was a member of the Pipefitters Union, Local 682 and worked locally before moving to Brantford, Ont., where he continued his employment with this trade. He travelled and worked as a pipefitter/welder for several years throughout Ontario before eventually moving home to Inverness, Cape Breton. John loved sports, namely baseball, hockey and boxing. In younger years he was a competitive boxer on the local ticket and was known to his opponents and fans as ‘ Rock-Abye Baby’. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his daughter, Donalda (Tommy) Abadie, Jackson, Louisiana, U.S.A.; son, Joe (Sue), Timmons, Ont.; brother, Charles, New Waterford; sister, Helen ( John) Ladouceur, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Jacob and Heather; many nieces, nephews, friends, cousins, and special cousin, John Melvin Angione.  Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (MacIsaac) ‘Blossom’ Duprey, son, Charles Patrick ‘ Chuck’ Duprey, brothers, Andrew, Albert and Freddy.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall immediately following the funeral mass.

3/9/2014
Edwards Ceilidh Edwards Cape Breton Post 18/03/2014
Ceilidh Edwards
Born In: Sydney
Born: January 7th, 2009
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 15th, 2014
God called home a very special little angel; Ceilidh Grace passed away quietly and unexpectedly at her residence on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. 
Born in Sydney on January 7th, 2009 she was the daughter of Melanie McLean and David Edwards.
Ceilidh was a very happy and pleasant child, known to her loving family as their “Little Chicken Pie”. She always had a huge glowing smile on her face and when she smiled her big eyes smiled as well. She enjoyed going to Passchendaele Pre School, where she made many friends with both staff and children. Ceilidh loved her little sister Zoe and her step-sister Taylor who was also her best friend. She enjoyed going to the park to feed the ducks, she also enjoyed coloring, singing and dancing. Her favourite place was at Nanny McLean’s house being cuddled by Nanny as they both rocked in the rocking chair and hummed songs.
Ceilidh will be sadly missed by her loving parents, mom Melanie McLean (Lawrence Vaters); father David Edwards (Angela Maria Gallant); sisters Zoe, Layla, Taylor; brothers Joshua and Brandon. She will also be missed by her loving grandparents Thomas and Faye McLean, Russell and Florence Nearing, David Edwards Sr.(Tootsie McLean), Basil and Bernadette Vaters; great-grandparents Nanny Joan Edwards, Genevieve McLean, Lila Poirier, Molly Moffatt, Tootsie Vaters; aunts and uncles Lacey, Ryan, Erica, Ashley, David, Samantha and numerous cousins.
Besides her great-grandfathers, Ceilidh was also predeceased by a sister Angel Edwards.
Visitation for Ceilidh will be held 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday March 19, 2014 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 
A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating.
Interment will be at a later date in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Memorial donations in Ceilidh’s memory may be made to the IWK Hospital or a charity of choice.

3/15/2014 Sydney, January 7, 2009
Farnsworth Clifton Farnsworth CBP 10/02/2014
Clifton Farnsworth

Born: February 20th, 1925

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and teacher died Feb. 8, 2014, after a brief illness, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Mary (Kay) Farnsworth.
Clifton is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Cullen), daughter, Elizabeth (Stephen) Sutherland and three grandchildren, Mary, Peter, and Bridget.
Besided his mother he was predeceased by a son, Peter.
There will be no visitation, and a private burial will take place at a later date under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Donations in Cliff’s memory may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or charity of your choice.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/8/2014 February 20th, 1925
Farrell Francis Martha Farrell Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, Frances Martha Farrell on March 11, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney River.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Hettie (Rowe) Nordine.
Living all of her adult life in Cape Breton, Frances was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 in Whitney Pier. She enjoyed playing darts, working with the ladies auxiliary at the legion, spending time with relatives, and travelling.
Frances was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Patrick 'Pat' Farrell as well as her brothers, Wallace and Rudolph (Rudy) and her sister, Joyce (MacQuin). 
She is survived by her children, Joyce, Patrick (Paula), Janet and Sue Anne and grandchildren, Matthew, Hollie (Chris), Jennifer, Jillian, Benjamin (Cheryl), Krista-Lee, Brianna and Deborah.
Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home located at 564 Alexander St. Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 14 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will occur at a later date.

3/11/2014 Sydney River
Farrell Thomas Farrell Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
Peacefully at Port Colborne General Hospital on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Gerald, beloved husband of the late Ruth. Dear brother of Fabian and his wife Beverley, the late Mary Josephine, Nonie, Raymond, Gregory, Wallace and Bernadette. Loved uncle of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Very special friend of Charlie and Jackie Yorke, Gerry Buscis and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. John Taliano and his secretary Eva for many years of kindness, care and support. Thanks to the caring staff at Port Colborne hospital, especially Jenn, Diane and Mary, for their support and kindness.
Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd. Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

3/18/2014
Ferguson Angus Ferguson CBP 04/02/2014
Angus Ferguson

Born In: Sydney


Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014


Angus Ferguson of Sydney passed away at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay on February 2, 2014 at the age of 92.
Angus was born and raised in Sydney NS, the son of Daniel J. and Margaret (Holmes) Ferguson.
He was educated in Sydney and at Dalhousie University. He served in the Signals Corp during WWII, primarily in Italy but also in Holland and France. He went on to work with Revenue Canada for over 30 years. Angus served with several volunteer organizations including the Gideons’ Association of Canada. He was an avid gardener and for many years, took delight in his Columbia St. gardens.
Angus is survived by his wife Alberta (Walker) and three daughters, Jeanne Ferguson Whyte (Eric), Cathy Lynn MacLeod (Ian), Brenda Ferguson Davis; and sister Georgie MacGibbon.
He was predeceased by his sister Catherine; brother Frank; sister-in-law Mary and brother-in-law Nelson MacGibbon.
Angus enjoyed warm relationships with his 13 grandchildren: Laura (Andrew), Eric (Mary), Grace, Gemma, Alex, Joe, Ben and Beth Whyte, Jonathan, Anne and Emily MacLeod, Sarah and Christy Davis. He lived to see the birth of four great grandchildren including his namesake "Angus." His nieces and nephews will miss "Uncle Angus’ jokes."
Angus was a quiet man who loved his family and blessed them with the heritage of a loving, gentle and honorable husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Visitation will be held at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Rick Barnes in the funeral home chapel Friday, February 7 at 2 p.m.
The family would like to express their thanks to Drs. R. Cohen, J. Rogers and J. MacLean for their fine care of Angus. Thank you to Rev. Rick Barnes who kindly visited Dad. The considerate staff at the local Veterans Affairs Office made it possible for Dad to live at home until recently. Thank you for your wonderful support. Home Care NS caregivers were unfailingly cheerful and sympathetic. We are so appreciative. As well, we offer heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Taigh Na Mara who made Dad’s last months so much easier. Your competence, professionalism and compassion were unparalleled.
For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God.
Job 19: 25, 26

2/2/2014 February 2nd, 2014
Ferguson Cecilia Ferguson CBP 09/01/2014
Cecilia Ferguson

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

Cecilia Ferguson of 27 Xavier Dr., Sydney, N.S. died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.
Cecilia was a daughter of the late Francis Xavier Ferguson, and the late Mary Evelyn (MacDonald) Ferguson.
Cecilia was born and lived all of her life in Sydney. After attending Holy Angels Convent School, Sydney and The Family Life Program at St. Joseph’s School Mabou, Cecilia began her career as a telephone operator with MT&T, Sydney, where she worked for 41 years.
Cecilia loved to sing. One of the highlights of Cecilia’s life, besides her family and friends, was her membership in the various singing groups, such as The Breton Belles, Sacred Heart Church Choir and the Canada Games Choir. Cecilia attended Liturgy on a daily basis, until a few years ago when illness became a major part of her daily life. She also loved dogs and visited her friends Mary and Basil Fraser almost daily to see her pet, Cricket!
She was dearly loved by her sisters, Sheila (John) MacKillop, Gatineau, Que.; Imelda Luciani, Calgary, Alta., Franklyn Ferguson, Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, presently living in Sydney; her many nieces and nephews, godchildren, cousins on the Ferguson and the MacDonald side and her aunt Joyce (Allan J.) McDonald, Sydney.
Besides her parents, Cecilia was predeceased by two infant sisters, Theresa Cecilia and Mary Evelyn and brother-in-law, Gilbert P. Luciani.
Visitation for the late Cecilia Ferguson will be from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Bible Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. where friends and families can share memories of Cecilia. Celebration of the Eucharist will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at New Dawn Place/the former Holy Angels High School, Nepean Street, Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/6/2014 Sydney
Fitzgerald Madeline Fitzgerald CBP 22/01/2014
Madeline Fitzgerald

Born In: Sydney
Born: March 7th, 1915

Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our mother and grandmother, Madeline on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the family home.
Born in Sydney on March 7, 1915, Madeline was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Heaney) Keough.
Mom was also predeceased by her husband, Ivan Paul Fitzgerald in July 1975; sister, Mary 'Mamie' Keough and brothers, Gerald, Ronald, Pierce and Joe Keough.
Mom was fortunate to have lived her life to the fullest in the Pier having lived her final years in the home that her father purchased when she was 12. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and a past president and life member of the CWL.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jim (Joyce) Fitzgerald and Miles Fitzgerald; brother, Jimmy Keough; sister, Anna Letourneau and grandchildren, Kennedy, Keigan and Liam Fitzgerald. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who cared for her dearly.
There will be no visitation at Mom’s request. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at the church. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Madeline may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
The family extends a special thank you to Beverley Keough McCarthy for the support given to mom throughout her final years. Special thanks are also extended to City Homeworkers Continuous Care, VON, and An Cala staff.
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.

1/19/2014 Sydney on Mar. 7, 1915
Flynn (Pemberton) Diana Flynn (Pemberton) Cape Breton Post 05/03/2014
The family of Diana Clare Flynn (Pemberton) are saddened to announce her passing in White Lake, Michigan, December 16, 2013. She was 80 years old.
Diana was born in Glace Bay, the daughter of J. Earle and Dorothy (Provoe) Pemberton.
After graduation from Morrison High, Diana was employed at the General Hospital as a secretary. She then immigrated to the USA, residing in Michigan for a short time before taking a position at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago as a medical secretary. In Chicago she met her future husband John Flynn, they married in 1958. John's career took the family to many places in three states, the last 21 years in White Lake, Michigan. Fifty-four years after they married, John passed away in August of 2012 with a heart condition. Over the years Diana returned to visit parents, family and friends in Glace Bay and remained a Canadian citizen her whole life. She was an avid gardener, reader, incredible mom, wife and grandmother. Family always came first. Diana represented all that is loyal, generous and sensitive in the human spirit. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by daughter Susan Krasofsky, husband Tom and their twin sons Ian & Tyler, living in Commerce, Michigan; son Stephen Flynn in Mt. Airy, Maryland; brother Rolly & wife Myrtle and family in Kingston, NS; plus many nieces, nephews and relatives in Nova Scotia and the USA.
Besides her parents Diana was pre-deceased by her sister Carole Ann; brothers Eddie and David. 
Cremation has taken place, burial at a future date.

12/16/2013 Glace Bay
Forbes Sister Christene Forbes (John Cantius) CBP 18/02/2014
Sister Christene Forbes (John Cantius)

Born In: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

Sister Christene died in Caritas Residence, Halifax, NS on February 16, 2014.
Born in Marydale, Antigonish County, NS, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Catherine (Chisholm) Forbes.
She entered the Sisters of Charity - Halifax on September 8, 1947 and made her final vows on August 15, 1956. Sister Christene held a Nova Scotia and an Alberta Teacher’s License. She earned a BA from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1965. From 1950 until her retirement in 1980, Sister Christene taught in N. Dartmouth, NS; Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, BC; New Waterford, Reserve and Port Hawkesbury, NS. In 1980, she began her work in Parish Ministry and continued this experience until 1991. From 1991 until 1993 she engaged in hospital visiting. When she retired again in 1993, she volunteered as a pastoral worker.
In 2008, she moved to Caritas Residence in Halifax where she remained until her death. Sister Christene is survived by her sisters Jean Warten, Fairfield, CT; and Cecelia Vallis, London, ON; by her brother Bill (Dorothy), Grimsby, ON; and by many nieces and nephews.
Sister was predeceased by her sisters Jennie Forbes, Isabel MacIsaac, Margaret MacCallum, Mary Connors, Florence Banner and Barbara Brown; her brothers Duncan, Allister and Val.
The body will be in Caritas Residence on Wednesday, February 19, with visitation from 3 p.m. until the prayer service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Caritas Residence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity Ministry Fund.

2/16/2014 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Forward Catherine Niemczyk (Forward) CBP 18/02/2014
Catherine Niemczyk (Forward)

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

Catherine Niemczyk, age 82 of Nolan’s Lane, Glace Bay passed away on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay.

2/14/2014
Foster Barbara MacQuarrie Foster CBP 03/01/2014
Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: Rhode Island
Passed on: December 22nd, 2013

Barbara MacQuarrie Foster, 73, of Boca Raton, Florida, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Newport, Rhode Island.
She was born to Walter Scott and Sarah Alexis MacQuarrie, in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.
Barbara graduated from Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing and Dalhousie University. She married John W. Foster, MD in 1972, and they lived in Waterford, Connecticut, before relocating to Boca Raton, FL.
Barbara worked as a member of the clinical nursing teaching faculty at Yale-New Haven Medical Center before dedicating herself to the care of her children.
Barbara is survived by two children, Ainslie Fortune, of Golden, Colorado, and Jonathan Foster, of Deep River, Connecticut. She also is survived by two grandchildren, Ennis and Callum Fortune and her brother, Ross MacQuarrie.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home in Newport, Rhode Island.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to American Cancer Association.

12/22/2013 New Waterford
Fougere Rosemary 'Rose' (Kauffman) Fougere CBP 30/01/2014
Rosemary 'Rose' (Kauffman) Fougere

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 27th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose on Jan. 27, 2014, at the QE II Hospital in Halifax, N.S.
Born in Sydney, Rose was the daughter of the late Donald 'Red' and Agnes (Beach) Kauffman. She was a member of the French Club of Sydney and for years was an avid dart shooter.
Besides her fiancée, Barry Penticost, she is survived by her daughter, Ella-May Hussey (Lloyd), Sydney; son, Darren Fougere (Bonnie), Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Ashley, Jesse and Sophie; one great-granddaughter, Lily. She is also survived by her brothers, John (Florence), Doug (Joy), Ken and Billy (Jane); her sisters, Jean, Shirley and Angeline (Donnie); her dear friend and father of her children, Joe Fougere, as well as several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
She will be deeply missed by her best friend of 32 years, Betty MacIsaac, and her dear friends, Ron Penticost and Linda Penticost.
Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her beloved sister, Bette Bates, and brothers, Donnie 'D.K.' Kauffman and Paul Webb.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, Friday Jan. 31, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Kinsmen Crippled Children’s Fund in Rose’s name.
"A Goodbye from Rose:
Put your arms around each other and shed a few tears,
Then all go together and have a few beers
Life is too short, so enjoy it all you can,
Don’t grieve for me, for soon we’ll be together again.
I love you all!"
Online condolences may be sent to out web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/27/2014 Sydney
Francis David Bryan Francis CBP 27/01/2014
David Bryan Francis

Born In: Antigonish, Canada

Passed in: Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

Francis, David Bryan, 57, of Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation and Howie Centre died Jan. 24, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Peter Sylliboy and Annie Mary Pictou.
David was in his second term as councillor for the Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation. In his early years, he was a self-employed drywaller.
Dave was a people person who made friends easily. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and quick comebacks. David’s humour wasn’t all that made people smile. His generosity and kindness made a lasting impression. He was an avid Boston Bruins and Kasey Kahne fan. David, himself, raced 4-cylinder stock cars for a short time with the help of Ferg MacKinnon and his nephews.
He is survived by his 'Odie', Sarah 'Sally' Johnson, children, Lisa Paul, Millbrook, and Tanya Francis, Terena Francis, and Tma Francis, all of Paqtnkek; special grandson, Chad; grandchildren, Eric, Daisy, Sydney, Caitlin (also a goddaughter), Brendan, Aaron, Logan, Dexter, Andre, Sierra, Antle, and Keon; great-grandchildren, Casey and Jace; siblings, Mary Rose Watts (Eric), Truro, Phyllis Prosper (John), Waycobah, Robert Pictou, Christopher Pictou (Denise) and Marie Pictou (Dave), all of Paqtnkek; godchildren, Patrick Johnson, C.J. Pictou, and Niko Clair; his right-hand man, Martin Julian; special friend, Holly, and many nieces, nephews, and foster siblings.
Predeceased by his sister, Lorraine Sack, and special friend, Buddy.
Visitation will be held Monday after 6:30 p.m. at 37 Saqamow Rd., Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Rev. Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Summerside Road.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

1/24/2014 Antigonish
Francis Mary (Pierro) Francis Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
Mary Francis, 83 of 6 L’Nu Ave. Membertou, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, surrounded by her loving family. 
Born in Wagmatcook, Victoria Co., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nancy (Googoo) Pierro. 
Mary was a member of St. Ann’s Mission Church, Membertou and St. Anthony Daniel parish, Sydney. For many years Mary was employed in Housekeeping departments at both St. Rita Hospital and Boston General Hospital. She was a very spiritual person having great devotion to St. Ann, St. Kateri Tekakwitha and especially the Virgin Mother, having made a lifetime commitment to missions at Chapel Island and St. Ann De Beau pre, Quebec.
She is survived by sisters Annie Marie Denny, Lillian Dennis, Jessie Bernard, Lottie Johnson, all of Eskasoni; brothers Stephen (Rita) Pierro, Boston; Vincent Marshall (Victoria Peters), Eskasoni; by numerous nieces and nephews, by godchildren Glen Googoo and Walter Francis Jr.; by a step-daughter Felma Clare of Big Cove and by her 2 grandchildren.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Joe T. in 2013; sister, Martha and by her sister Helen in childhood; brother Francis; daughter Rose Marie and a son in infancy; by her step-father William P. Marshall and step-brother Billy Marshall.
Visitation for Mrs. Francis will begin on Saturday after 4 p.m. at 41 Denny’s Lane, Eskasoni. Visitation will resume at 2 p.m. on Sunday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Jonothan Nnajiofor officiating. Interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens, Membertou. 
Salité to follow in the Membertou Trade & Convention Center, Membertou. 

3/8/2014 Wagmatcook
Furey Ferman Furey CBP 31/01/2014
Ferman Furey

Born: June 13th, 1965

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

Ferman James Furey, Glace Bay, passed away at the family home surrounded by his “three girls” — his Mom, Shirley, his sister, Annette and his soulmate, Andrea, on Jan. 28, 2014, at the age of 48 after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Ferman was born on June 13, 1965, son of the late Ferman Furey Sr. and Shirley (Arseneau) Furey.
He was an avid craftsman/carpenter and took great pride in everything he created. At the time of his diagnosis, he was employed at Meco Construction as a carpenter. He always enjoyed working with wood.
He was a very outgoing, dedicated, and caring guy. Ferman would do anything and everything for anyone. He wouldn’t care if he had a penny in his pocket; he would selflessly jump in and make sure things were taken care of.
He was a member of the Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, and held the position of deputy fire chief at the time of his death. One of his greatest achievements was saving a man’s life from a house fire while he was off duty for which he received the Governor General of Canada’s Commendation award for bravery. His response was “It’s a little overwhelming”.
In 1998-99 he was selected Fire Fighter of the Year at Tower Road. He was a very humble and modest man. He was a jack-of-all-trades. He was their cook, DJ, bartender, sign maker, carpenter, maintenance person, tour guide, and trainer, but most importantly was the ability to save lives and be a dedicated firefighter. He was so proud to be a part of all this!
Besides his mother, Shirley, he is survived by his only sister, Annette (Malcolm) Taylor of Oromocto, N.B.; his soulmate, Andrea Langille and two beautiful daughters, Joehanna Ward and Samantha Ward. It is with regret, his children were not able to be with their loving Dad in his hour of need. Our hearts are broken.
The family would like to extend thanks to all friends and family, whose love and endless support made dark days a little brighter. To the nurses, VON, Doctors, Palliative Care, and Red Cross, whose care and compassion made living with and treating the illness a little easier. They helped make Ferman’s wish to spend his final days in his home, with his family, a reality.
A wake will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay. There will be a funeral mass held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, Main Street, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. The mass will include all Fireman honours. Reception to follow in the church foyer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Donations can be made to Palliative Care and the Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of choice.
May Ferman find peace without pain and suffering in his final resting place. You will forever be in our hearts.
Words of comfort may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com.

1/28/2014 June 13, 1965
Gaffney Rose (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney CBP 01/02/2014
Rose (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney

Rose Marie (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney, age 62 of Halifax, passed away Jan. 31, 2014.
Born in Sydney, N.S., on Sept. 10, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Arthur James and Mary Agnes Murphy. Rose Marie was raised in Glace Bay with her adopted parents Arthur and Mary. She spent 18 years with Tim Horton’s and five years with the commissionaires. She enjoyed word and picture puzzles, and was a dedicated foster parent for over 10 years. She often traveled back to Cape Breton for visits and to go the Miners Museum to connect with her adopted father. Rose Marie used to surprise people with the number of languages she was fluent in – English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Cantonese – and could understand numerous more. Rose Marie was a very loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Philip Rodden Gaffney; daughter, Wandalee Elaine Wiswell of Dartmouth; son, Rodden James Gaffney of Dartmouth; sister, Mary Lyons (Charles) Murphy of Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Wayne) Brayton of Brockville, Ont., Moyra (Douglas) Sinclair of Georgia; brothers, Joseph and James Murphy of Alta.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (455-0531) on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, from 6 – 9 p.m. with Liturgy of the Word on Monday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Benedict’s parish with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.

1/31/2014 Sydney, Cape Breton
Galan Ethel 'Sis' (McDonald) Galan CBP 11/01/2014
Ethel 'Sis' (McDonald) Galan

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Lowell

Ethel Galan, formerly of Tower Road, Glace Bay, passed away in Lowell, Mass. In December, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Percy and Magdelin McDonald.
She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Gerald Bates, Toronto, Robert Bates, John Bates, Stephen Galan and daughter, Bonnie, all of Lowell; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Percy (Sally), George (Gloria), Mike (Heather), Peter (Maggie); sisters, Mary (Terry) McKinnon, Debbie (Ralph) Rideout, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by son, James Bates; daughters, Wanda Tilton and Debra Bates and by brother, Francis McDonald.
Burial has taken place in Lowell.
Obituary indicated December, 2013. Have placed December 1st for filing purposes only. 12/1/2013 Glace Bay
Gallivan Patrick Gallivan CBP 22/01/2014
Patrick Gallivan

Born: August 23rd, 1928

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Patrick Gallivan. Pat passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Celtic Court in Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 23, 1928, he was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Eva (Fougere) Gallivan.
A master carpenter by trade, he worked for the City of Sydney. In his younger years, Pat traveled the world with the Canadian Merchant Marines. He also worked for the Dominion Coal Company at the International Piers, alongside his father and brother. He was always very proud of his membership in the Canadian Seaman’s Union and later, the United Mine Workers of America, of which, he was recording secretary for Local 7749 for many years. During his retirement, he traveled extensively with his loving wife, Mary. He also took up watercolor painting and was proud to follow his brother by being the featured artist for Pier Scapes in 2008.
Pat will be forever missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary (Sajatovich); sons, Gary (Debbie), Sydney, Kevin (Dr. Cathy Adams), Saint John, N.B. and Tom (Maria), Ottawa; daughters, Patricia (Warren) Young, Melbourne, Australia and Colleen (Don) Pettitt, Whitby, Ont. Pat is also survived by his seven grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Evan and Dylan Young, Charlotte Gallivan, Michael, Vittoria, Thomas and Julia Gallivan, as well as his nephews, Dr. Glenn, Kelly and Tim Gallivan and his sister-in-law, Anna.
Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his only brother, Austin “Bud” Gallivan in 2013.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude to the fantastic angels at Celtic Court for the wonderful care they gave Pat during his illness. Also, thank you is extended to Dr. Murdock Smith and Dr. Ritter.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Gallivan. Upon request, cremation has taken place. A celebration mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the church basement. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/19/2014 Aug. 23, 1928
Gardiner Theresa Gardiner CBP 02/01/2014
We regret to announce the passing of Theresa Gardiner, 74, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Little Pond on April 2, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Genevieve (Reashore) Dawe. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines.
Theresa worked for many years at the family restaurant in Sydney Mines, until illness forced her to retire.
She is survived by her son Howie (Edwina) Gardiner, and her daughter Wendy (Derrick) Burton. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Shawn, Alicia, and Brittany Burton, Josh Osmond, sisters Louise King (Kimmy), Patricia Jessome (Terry), and Ann Moore (John), and her son-in-law Freddie Osmond.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Debbie Osmond, grandson Trevor Burton, granddaughter Vanessa Burton, and a sister Delores Dawe.
The family would like to thank Dr. Eugene Ignacio, the nurses at the Northside General, and the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home, for their special care.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m., in Holy Family Church, with Fr. J. J. MacDonald officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the service.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

12/22/2013 Little Pond
Gaudet Mary Carmel Gaudet Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
Mary Carmel Gaudet of Vista Heights, Sydney, passed away on Saturday March 15, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rita (Chiasson) Chisholm.
Formerly of Mira Road she was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish and a longtime member of the parish CWL.
She was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and Holy Redeemer Business Class. She was a former civil servant employed with the National Employment and Unemployment Insurance offices. Mary’s last employer was Family service of Eastern Nova Scotia from which she retired in 1987.
She was a member of Seaview Golf and Country Club, St. Anthony Daniel Folk Choir, the Shauna Doolan Choir, Sacred Heart Memory Lane Singers, Whitney Pier Senior Singers and Club 55.
She is survived by a son Allan (Betty), grandchildren Angela, Sydney, David (Shauna), Cole Harbour, two great-grandsons, Cohen and Noah, sister Lorraine Fennell, Sydney, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband John H. Gaudet in 1991 and her brother Jack Chisholm.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

3/15/2014 Sydney
Gaupholm Ann Gaupholm (Whalen) CBP 27/01/2014
Ann Gaupholm (Whalen)

Passed in: Ontario
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

Ann, a former resident of Glace Bay passed away peacefully January 23, 2014 with her husband Edwin and her sisters Maris Hatherly, Hilary Gallacher, Nancy McKinnon and niece Jackie Hatherly beside her. Survived by her brother George Whalen in Bridgeport and sister Florence Waddell in Charlotte GA.
Arrangements for Ann Gaupholm are being handled privately with the family and have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home-Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street in Burk's Falls, Ontario.
Online condolences may be made at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com.

1/23/2014
Gerrow Norman “Doddy” Gerrow Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman 'Doddy' Gerrow, 79, of Florence, on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Visitation for Norman Gerrow will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in St. Stephen’s Parish Hall, following the service

2/20/2014
Gerrow Norman Gerrow CBP 22/02/2014
Norman Gerrow

Born: November 24th, 1934

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 20th, 2014

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman 'Doddy" Gerrow, 79 of Florence, on Feb. 20, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Norman was born on Nov. 24, 1934 to the late William and Agnes Gerrow. He was the loving husband of Helen Gerrow.
Norman was a treasured husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who lived every moment of his life to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by children, Richard (Diane), Brenda, Betty (Melvin) MacLean, David (Jackie), Janet (Danny) Herridge and Russell (Paula). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Jason, Amanda, Tracey, Crystal, Vicki, Christina, Ryan, Mark, Melissa, Matthew, Danny, Jenestia, Belinda, Dillon and David; as well as his 17 great-grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was predeceased by his brothers, Russell, Richard, Tommy, Johnny, Freddie and his sisters, Gertrude, Mabel and Catherine.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, in particular, those in the ICU and IMCU, who provided such wonderful care and support over the past few months.
As per his wishes, there will be no visitation. There will be a private service for family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home in Sydney Mines.

2/20/2014 November 24th, 1934
Gibson Joseph Terrance 'Terry' Gibson CBP 10/01/2014
Joseph Terrance 'Terry' Gibson

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: Kingston NS, Canada
Passed on: January 8th, 2014

Joseph 'Terry' Gibson, beloved husband and father, age 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 8, 2014.
He will be missed dearly by his wife of 37 years, Sabine (Kather) Gibson; his daughters, Milena & Suresh Srikant, Ottawa, Larissa & Paul Hanas, Toronto and his sons, Jody Gibson, Halifax and Kyron Gibson, Petawawa.
Terry also leaves to mourn his sister, Lorraine & Jackie Head, River Ryan, C.B. and brother, Charlie & Georgina Gibson, Cambridge, Ont.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Mullins & James Godfrey Gibson and two brothers, Jimmy and Greg.
Terry grew up in New Waterford, Cape Breton. In 1966, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, working first as a trooper with the RCDs, and later the Air Force as an aircraft refinishing technician.
He served in various postings in Canada and overseas, Terry spent 12 years in Germany; and spoke the language fluently. While in Germany, Terry also met and married the love of his life, his wife Sabine. After serving his county for 43 years, Terry retired in Greenwood/Kingston, N.S.
Terry was a kind and generous man who loved his family dearly. While his children were growing up he served as a coach in their activities, volunteering for girls and boys soccer leagues for 10 years. He was also a man of a multitude of talents, who build many beautiful pieces of furniture. He also gave generously of his time at the Kingston Food Bank and Saint Monica's Church. He was a man of deep faith, and to the end of his days he thanked God for the life and love he was given, and for his four children, each of whom he was very proud.
A celebration and a memorial of Terry's life will be held at the Kingston Fire Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m.

1/8/2014 New Waterford
Gillis Brian Gillis Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
Brian Gillis
Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: December 29th, 1940
Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: March 22nd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved brother Brian. He was a special part of our families and will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his daughter Mary, her husband Marty, their children and families. He is also survived by his siblings Brenda, Linda, Neil, Kevin, Beverly, Billy and Russell and their spouses and families. Brian was predeceased by parents Molly & John and brothers Peter, John and Gary. Celebration of LIfe service March 22nd at Heritage Funeral Centre, Toronto from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences and directions may be found atheritagefuneralcentre.ca

3/22/2014 12/29/1940 -
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis John Gillis CBP 27/01/2014
John Gillis

Born In: Grand Mira

Passed in: Grand Mira
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Gregory Gillis, 84 of Grand Mira South. John passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 24, 2014.
Born in Grand Mira, John was the son of the late Neil D. and Agnes (MacKinnon) Gillis.
John was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie (Black) Gillis; daughters, Anne Marie and Janice (in infancy); brothers, Danny, Rannie and Neil and sister, Tina Baldwin.
Prior to his retirement in 1991, John was employed for 30 plus years with Mason’s Wholesale Ltd. He took pride in his work and was a very dedicated employee. He was a lifelong resident of Grand Mira South and loved being home and with family. His community and family were everything.
John is survived by sons, Steve (Mora) and Ronnie (Ann); daughters, Helen (David) Ferguson, Theresa, Mary, Donna (Eddie) Niedzielski, Karen (Blair) MacDonald, Kim (Glenn) MacDonald and Arlene (Dexter) Wiseman; 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. John is also survived by brothers, Jimmy and Joe; sister, Sadie (Allan) MacNeil; sisters-in-law, Theresa and Peggy Gillis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for the late John Gillis will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. Margaret’s Church, Grand Mira South, Fr. Paul MacGillvary will officiate. Interment in the parish cemetery
Donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Margaret’s Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
"Be it ever so humble.
There’s no place like home."

1/24/2014 Grand Mira
Gillis Joseph Alexander Gillis Cape Breton Post 03/03/2014
Joseph Alexander Gillis, 78, of Moncton, N.B., son of the late Charles and Harriet (Slaunwhite) Gillis, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, after a short illness.
Joseph was born in Dominion, Cape Breton, where he grew up until he joined the Armed Forces at the age of 18. He served his country for 26 years and was a Korean War veteran. He retired back in Cape Breton where he spent 32 years and worked as a Commissionaire in several different places. The last couple of years were spent living in Moncton. Joseph was a loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion and in his younger years, he enjoyed curling, darts, pool, golf, watching sports on TV and taking drives through the country.
Joseph was much loved by all who knew him; he always had a joke or story to tell and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends and never forgotten.
Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Alexena (Jordan) Gillis; one son, Joseph (Darlene) Gillis of Orleans, Ont.; three daughters, Mary Trites (Larry) of Moncton, Kathy Belanger (Alain) of Woodlawn, Ont., and JoAnn Hafey (Wayne) of Milton, Ont.; eight grandchildren, Patti, Tony, Jennifer, Melanie, Greg, Charley, Sean and Julia; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Katelyn, Alexina and Wesley; sisters, Frances Bailey and Helen Bailey of New Waterford, Cape Breton; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his son, Charles William and two brothers, Charles and William.

2/27/2014 Dominion
Gillis Margaret Gillis CBP 25/01/2014
Margaret Gillis

Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

Margaret Gillis, 97, passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 2014, in the presence of her loving niece and nephew, Joan Marie Gillis and Gerald Rohan Gillis.
Margaret was the daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (MacDougall) Gillis of Grand Mira North and Whitney Pier.
She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law; Lauchie Angus Gillis (Della Ashley) and John Andrew Gillis (Mary E. MacKenzie).
Margaret was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Parish for the past 91 years. She graduated from
St. Joseph's School of Nursing on May 22, 1940 and retired from Sydney City Hospital in 1981. She was also a former Board Member of the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Margaret is survived by her seven nieces and nephews; Joan Marie Gillis, Sydney, Greg Gillis (Jeannie Beattie), Alliston, Ontario, Anne Doreen McCrea (Bailey), Toronto, Ontario, Gerald Rohan Gillis, Sydney, Lexi Martin (John), Miramichi, New Brunswick, Phonse Gillis (Angela), Antigonish, Bob Gillis (Irene), Burlington, Ontario and Donna Gillis, St. Albert, Alberta. Margaret is also survived by numerous grand (great) - niece's and grand (great) - nephews who she dearly loved and was especially close.
Visitation for the late Margaret Gillis will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 11 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 Margaret may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
The family of Margaret Gillis would like to express a sincere heartfelt thanks to those who provided loving care to her especially her niece, Joan Marie, nephew, Gerald Rohan, City of Sydney Homemakers Service, Palliative Care/VON personnel, Dr. Lisa Gammell and Fr. Paul Murphy-Holy Redeemer Parish.
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.
A Gaelic Blessing
May you always be blessed
With walls for the wind
A roof for the rain
A warm cup of tea by the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all that your heart might desire.
Gum bi sibh daonnan beannaichte
Le doan bho ‘n uile gaoth
Fasgadh bho n t-sileadh
Cupa ti biath taobh an teine
Gaire g ‘ur sô’lasachadh
Luchd-gaoilfaisg oirbh
Agus gach ni a dh ‘iarradh ‘ur cridhe.
On Eagle’s Wings
And He will raise you up
On eagle’s wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm
Of His hand.

1/23/2014
Glickman Sarah Leah (Lillian) Glickman CBP 01/02/2014
Sarah Leah (Lillian) Glickman

Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Florida
Mrs. Lily Glickman was born and educated in Glace Bay, N.S. She trained as a registered nurse and practiced in Glace Bay, Montréal, Canada as well as at the Polyclinic Hospital and the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Known for her wit and kindness, she won first prize for best bedside nursing.
She married her high school sweetheart Dr. Maurice Glickman after he returned from North Africa where he served in the RCAF. After her marriage, they moved from Canada to Newtown, Conn., where Dr. Glickman, who passed away in 1998, worked as a psychiatrist and physician. There, they raised their family.
She is survived by her three sons, Ian, who is a psychologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jay Chester, who is a massage therapist in Bradenton, Fla., and Martin Ernest, who is a business executive in Marlboro, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jay, Ken and Tim Glickman and two daughters-in-law, Charlene Glickman and Mel Glickman. Three sisters and two brothers to whom she was very close also survive Mrs. Glickman.
They are Shirley Weingarten of Toronto, Ont., Marlene Neumann of Montreal, Que., Inez Schwartz of Sydney, N.S., Raymond Goldman of Glace Bay, and Abe Goldman of Miami, Fla.
During her married life, Mrs. Glickman worked as a volunteer nurse and volunteered for a variety of agencies such as Meals on Wheels, the Democratic Party and FISH. She was very athletic and skied, skated, played tennis and golf. She was an exceptional bowler and won many trophies both in Connecticut nd Florida.
She greatly enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren. All her friends and relatives will sorely miss her. A private memorial service was held at Palms-Robarts Memorial Park in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 22.
Donations can be made to the Animal Preserve in Bradenton, Fla., or Hospice.


Glace Bay, Cape Breton
Googoo William Googoo Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
William Googoo, 89, Millbrook Mi'kmaw Community, passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side, on Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Colchester Community Health Centre, Truro, N.S. 
Born in We'koqma'q, he was the son of the late Michael (Tata B.) and Ellen (Kiju) (Sylliboy) Googoo, and the eldest of 13 children and six foster children. William dedicated his life to mastering the art of basket making. As a young child he was taught the importance of the craft by his mother as both an art and a way to make a living. Both he and his late wife Alice perfected the craft and made it their lives work to keep traditional Mi'kmaw basket weaving alive. Together, the basket duo passed on their skills to hundreds of crafters as well as provided nationally acclaimed pieces of art for all to enjoy. 
Family was very important to William. He spent much time over the years fishing with family and hunting in the Cape Breton highlands with his brothers, nephews and nieces. 
William was a very actively involved member of the Sacred Heart Church, a veteran of the Second World War, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Truro Branch; and was a strong presence at community events, powwows, and a regular on the community's annual pilgrimages to Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec. He was a well respected elder of the Millbrook Mi'kmaw community with a great smile, sense of humour and stories that will never be forgotten.
William is survived by son, Michael (Marlene Cope), Millbrook and foster son, Cecil Condo, We'koqma'q; sisters Germaine (Philip) Martin, Millbrook; Mary (late Andrew) Bernard and Geraldine (late Michael) Paul, We'koqma'q; Anna (Francis) Pierro, Wagmatcook; brother, Bernie (Phyllis) Googoo and foster brother Henry Googoo, We'koqma'q; foster sisters Barbara Matheson, Maine; Matilda (Frank) Koopman, Elmsdale; Bridget Marshall, Potlo'tek; sisters-in-law, Pearl (Gabriel), Mary Victoria (Ryan), Priscilla (Alex), Betty (Stanley); grandchildren, godchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his little best friend (dog) Tiny; brother, Michael and sisters, Annie and Alice, in infancy; paternal grandparents, Peter and Mary (Cope) Googoo, We'koqma'q; maternal grandparents, Gabriel and Harriet (Marshall) Sylliboy, Eskasoni; wife Alice (Thomas) Googoo, Millbrook; brothers Gabriel, Ryan, Alex, Stanley, all of We'koqma'q; foster brothers, Wayne and Donald, We'koqma'q; foster son, Albert Julian, We'koqma'q; and grandson, Michael, Millbrook. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, N.S. William will be resting at the Millbrook Seniors Centre, 841 Willow St., after 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, with a Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 Tribute Service on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, with Fr. Francesco officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Meal/Salite' to follow at the Millbrook Community Hall. 
Online condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com.


Elizabeth Harvey
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 17th, 2014

3/17/2014 We'koqma'q
Gouthro Rita Carmella Gouthro CBP 13/01/2014
Rita Carmella Gouthro

Born In: Reserve Mines

Passed in: Reserve Mines
Passed on: January 11th, 2014

It is with great sadness and fond memories, we the family announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Rita Carmella 'Cardy' Gouthro.
Rita was called to her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, where she had resided for the past four years, with her loving family at her side.
Born and raised in Reserve Mines, Rita was the youngest of ten children of the late David and Bridget (MacEachern) Hill.
She resided most of her life on Centerville Street, Reserve Mines. Rita was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In today's world, Rita would be described as a "stay-at-home mom". A devoted wife, mother and mentor, Rita spent her entire adult life caring for the material and spiritual needs of her family. She was a devout member of St. Joseph's Church. Her faith in God and the Holy Mother were unwavering. One of her true enjoyments outside of home was her regular weekly bingo games with her bingo gals. Rita had a natural ability and passion for baking, which she enjoyed sharing with her family and friends. Her nurturing demeanour was always present in the value and love shown to her family.
Rita will be sadly missed by her daughter, Joan (Adrian) Martell, Glace Bay; sons, Joseph, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Greg (Rina), Reserve Mines. Nannie is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Leigha, Gregory, Brennan, Monique, Karen, Adrian, Cindy, Leone, Lucette, John, Donnie as well as 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Tom in 1997, sisters, Mary, Imelda, Sarah, Agnes, Laura, brothers, James, David, Simon , Joe and grandson, Russell.
The family are keeping with Rita’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Fr. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating. Interment will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations in Rita's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences to the Gouthro family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
What we keep in memory
Is ours forever.

1/11/2014 Reserve Mines
Grant Cary Garfield Grant CBP 06/01/2014
Born In: Sydney
Born: March 7th, 1939

Passed in: Vancouver, Canada
Passed on: December 20th, 2013

Born the only child on March 7, 1939, of Edward (Eben) and Hazel Grant, formerly Wilson, in Sydney Nova Scotia, passed away at home after lengthy illness on Dec. 20, 2013, in Vancouver, B.C.
Predeceased by both parents, he is survived by his longtime partner and eventual spouse of 32 years Jerry Hatchard and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved this rare individual.

12/20/2013 Sydney on Mar. 7, 1939
Gray David Thomas 'Greyhound' Gray CBP 09/01/2014
David Thomas 'Greyhound' Gray

Born In: Sydney
Born: January 31st, 1946

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 7th, 2014

We, the daughters and family of David Thomas Gray 'Greyhound', are heartbroken and saddened by the recent loss of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Dad passed away peacefully, Jan. 7, 2014, at the An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Dave was born in Sydney on Jan. 31, 1946, and was the eldest son of the late Earl 'Curly' and Muriel Gray.
In his earlier years Dave was an exceptional baseball pitcher, playing with the State Tavern and the Sydney Mooseheads. He was an avid dart player and enjoyed playing his guitar, bingo and the casino. He was a friend of Bill W. and was very proud of his 26 years of sobriety. He was a life member of the Ashby Legion and was very active with the poppy campaign.
Dave worked at the Steel Plant and retired from the City of Sydney (water department) in 1991.
Dave was a humble man and was very passionate about his faith, community volunteering and his family. He was a wonderful father and an exceptional grandfather.
He loved his daughters and grandchildren unconditionally. His most favourite times were spent with his family, at his bungalow at Gillis Lake, relaxing, fishing and especially the annual horseshoe tournaments.
Dave is survived by his daughters, Gwen, Karrie (Kirk) Gywnn, Dianne, Amy (Jason Bonaparte), and their mother Vange Gray. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Kelsey, Ty, Rylen, Nola, Grayson and Stevie D. and his girlfriend Doreen. Also left to mourn are his brothers, Glen (Joan), Gary and sister, Diane (Bill) Bussey.
As per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Dave Gray will be held Friday Jan. 10, 2014, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Alexandra Street, Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, the An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/7/2014 Sydney on Jan 31, 1946
Gray Mildred Gray CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Gabarus

Passed in: Gabarus
Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mildred Reid Grant Gray, 93, of Gabarus, Cape Breton, on Jan. 3, 2014, at home with her family.
She was the daughter of Wiley and Elsie (Reid) Grant.
Mildred was a lifelong resident of Gabarus, member of Zion Wesley United Church and was dearly loved by family and friends all over the world. She welcomed opportunities to assist those with less and was generous to many groups and individuals. One of her many great accomplishments was her book that was just published last month, a legacy to her family and friends.
Mildred is survived by her daughters, Karen (Tom) Ferguson, Three Hills, Alta., Nancy (Wayne) Dickie, Gabarus and son, Albert (Marilyn), Kingston, N.S. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth and sister-in-law, June Grant; grandchildren, Wendy Van Doren and Michael Ferguson, Fred and Grant Dickie and Rev. Mary Taylor, Christopher and Robert Gray; 14 great grandchildren, one step granddaughter and two step great-great-grandsons, many nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Duncan; her sister, Freda and her parents.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, Jan. 5th, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
A celebration of Mildred’s life will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday, Jan. 6th, at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert Hussey officiating. Interment to take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gabarus Fire Dept. or Lakeview Cemetery, Gabarus.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

3/1/2014 Gabarus
Green Mabel (MacDougall) Green CBP 03/01/2014
Passed in: Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: December 29th, 2013


Mabel Anne (nee MacDougall) Green of Port Colborne, Ont., passed away peacefully in her 71st year, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dear wife of Robert Green; loving mother of Rob (Sandra) Green, John (Carolyn) Green,
Theresa (Todd) Mitchell and Mary Green (Fred Howard).
She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Tyler, Courtney, Kate, Dillan, Sarah, Mitchell and Melissa.
Survived by her twin sister, Mary (Gerald) Hart; brother, Martin (Ernestine) MacDougall, from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, N.S., brother, Bill (Teresa) MacDougall, Port Colborne, Ont.; sister, Hughena (Capt. Edwin) Seward and brother, Adrian MacDougall, Welland, Ont.; also her brother-in-law, James Jolley, Port Colborne. She will be forever missed by all her nieces and nephews.
Mabel was predeceased by her father, Sandy (1966), mother, Dorothy (1975), Madeline Jolley (2008) and sister, Dorothy (Charl) Pye (2010).
Mabel met her recent challenges with uncommon grace, courage, patience and strength and without effort, as this was natural to her.
In the face of these challenges Mabel remained a tireless homemaker, devoted wife, loving and caring mother, supportive mother-in-law, an amazing sister, remarkable sister-in-law, cherished aunt and doting grandma.
She was a generous neighbour, cheerful friend, wonderful baker and nature lover. She was able to see and enjoy the simplicity of life without complication, a gift that many cannot embrace.
Mabel lived with genuine modesty and humility that remains for us all an inspiration to enjoy life with family.
Online condolences may be made through www.armstrongfuneralhome.ca.

12/29/2013
Gregor Helen Marie Gregor CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Reserve Mines

Passed in: Truro, Canada
Passed on: December 31st, 2013

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Helen, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, N.S.
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Stella McNeil.
From the age of 10 she was raised by Syl and Marion Phalen in Glace Bay, N.S.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
For many years of her adult life Helen worked at Phalen’s Bakery in Glace Bay. Prior to moving to Milford Station, she lived in Hadleyville, N.S.
She is survived by daughters, Sylvia MacKinnon, Lower Sackville, and Marion (Dan) O’Neill, Milford Station, N.S., with whom she resided, and daughter-in-law Lorraine Gregor, Sydney Mines, N.S. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by husband Richie, and son Richard (Bumper).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Donald Walker Funeral Services. There will be no public visitation by request.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Lower Sackville, N.S.
Any donations in her memory can be made to Spay Day Nova Scotia.

12/31/2013 Reserve Mines
Groom Mary Dorothy Groom Cape Breton Post 07/03/2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Dorothy Groom of Glace Bay on March 5, 2014, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Denis and Aimee (Bourgeois) Burns. Mary enjoyed raising her four children and was an avid curler in her younger years. Dorothy will be remembered as a kind and sweet lady who loved spending time with her family. She was especially fond of her grandchildren and her dear friends. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, daughter Ann Marie (Michael) Caume, Blue Springs, Missouri; son Peter Groom, Glace Bay, N.S., daughter-in-law Laura Groom, brother Michael Burns (Muriel), Dominion, N.S.; and her grandchildren, Carly, Ryan, Brennan, Evan, Cheryl, Janet and Patricia. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard, son Tony, daughter Francine, sisters, Janie Peori, Theresa Odo and Yvonne Mullins, and brothers, William Burns, Joseph Burns and Henry Burns (Dit). Visitation for the late Mary Dorothy Groom will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating, with interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a date to be determined. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pattenfuneral.com.
3/5/2014 March 26, 1934
Glace Bay
Gunn Lucy Gunn CBP 03/02/2014
Lucy Gunn

Lucy passed away in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Obediah and Louise (Fancy) Varner.
Lucy lived life to its fullest and especially treasured spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed many activities, most recently bowling in the seniors’ league. Lucy also shared many fond memories of her experiences while working in the library at Harvard University and the original drugstore in New Germany. After enjoying many years living in Cape Breton, she moved to Halifax and then Bridgewater, before returning to her home place in New Germany.
Surviving are her sister, Muriel Hicks, New Germany; step daughter, Susan MacNeil, Kelowna; step sons, W.D. 'Sandy' Gunn (Kirsten), Peterborough; James Gunn (Sharon), Ingonish Beach; Michael Gunn, Edmonton; Peter Cunningham, Vancouver; step daughters in law Susan Gunn, Gloria Cunningham; step grandchildren, Debbie Mansfield, David Cunningham, Odessa Gunn, Shamus Gunn, Heather Labrie, Shannon Prithipaul, Michael McNeil, Katherine Melrose, Neil MacNeil; nieces and nephews, Audrey Fancy, Judi Hiltz, Lucille Naugler, Allison MacKay, Gary Tipert, Christopher Tipert, Sandie Veinot, Lewis Sleep, Matthew Wright, Patricia Wentzell, Ann Gummeson, Stephen Hicks; several great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. Allister L. Cunningham, second husband, Alfred O. 'A.O.' Gunn; sisters, Gladys Tipert, Helen Sleep, Hazel Wright, half sister, Hilda MacKay; brother, Robert Varner, half brother, Emerson Lowe; step sons, Alan Cunningham, George Cunningham; niece Nina Lowe and nephews Aubrey Lowe, James MacKay, Clarke Tipert, Victor Sleep.
Visitation 7-9 p.m., Monday, February 3 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany. Funeral service 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 4 in St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, New Germany. Rev. Juanita Barteaux officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date in the church cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

1/31/2014 New Germany
Hall Clifford Hall CBP 31/01/2014
Clifford Hall

Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 29th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories, that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, Poppy, brother, and friend, Clifford Felix Hall, age 92, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Cliff passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Northside General Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born in Sydney Mines in 1921, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (McConville) Hall.
Cliff is survived by his loving wife, of 62 years, Mary (McIntyre) Hall; sons, Brian (Nancy), Ottawa, Wayne (Gail), Lloyd (Sheila), Gary (Gail), all of Bras d’Or, Glen (Yvonne), Leitches Creek, Eddy (Donna), Sydney Mines; daughters, Judy Hall, Sydney Mines and Lynn (Sheldon) Marinelli, Georges River; his grandchildren, Shawn, Shera, Lloyd, Callista, Jennifer, Michael, Mitchell, Jeffery, Kyle, Brent, Ryan, Josh, Marissa, Beth, Mary Ann, and Connor and his great-grandchildren, Grace, Lucas, Kailee, Leeland, Greta, Mallory, Jaxon and Sadie; his sister, Marguerite Walsh; he is also survived by his McIntyre in-laws, many nieces and nephews, Gordon (Mucker) McMahon, whom he thought of as a son, and special friends and neighbours, Peter and Denise Northen.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Bill, Phonse, Pat, Tommy, Frank, and Jimmy; sisters, Mary Marinelli and Kate McDowell.
After serving in the Second World War, Cliff returned home and married the love of his life. He was employed with the N.S. Department of Transportation as a heavy duty mechanic until his retirement in 1985.
He will always be remembered for his Sunday dinners of his famous spaghetti and meatballs. Each Sunday was filled with family and laughter, with Cliff sitting in the middle soaking it all in. His family was his pride and joy, and he made sure everyone knew how loved they were. All that entered into his home instantly became family and left with a full belly. He had a special love of interacting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always amazed with their cleverness. He enjoyed a good joke, and could keep the attention of the room with his many stories. He had a sharp memory, and he never forgot his many unique secret handshakes with the children.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home in Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish (the former St. Pius X Church) on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Fr.
Thomas John officiating. Burial to take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Clifford’s family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

1/29/2014 Sydney Mines
Hardy Gordon Walter Hardy Cape Breton Post 22/03/2014
Gordon Walter Hardy of Ingonish passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
He was the son of the late Levi and Mary Chatfield (Canning) Hardy. Gordon was the last surviving member of the SS Rose Castle torpedoed in the Strait of Belle Isle, NFLD. He later enlisted in the Army. 
He was a man who believed in volunteering for the good of the community, was a founding member of Ingonish Volunteer Fire Dept., Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 105, lifetime member of Cabot Trail Lions Club, and Cape Breton Naval Veterans Assoc. In his early years, he was a lobster fisherman, sub forest ranger with DNR, Commissionaires and retired from Parks Canada. Gordon’s keen interest in politics sparked many a debate. He was a man with a strong work ethic and mowed his own lawn til the age of 88. He loved visitors and all were welcomed in their home. 
Surviving are his wife Stella (Roper); son Bruce, Edmonton; daughter Donna Lynn (Eric) MacLean, Ingonish; granddaughter Raeann Hardy (Karl Verner), Eastern Passage; brothers, Wilfred, Sydney; Richard, Toronto; Gerald (Barb), Vancouver; special sisters-in-law Winnie and Norma, Sydney, special niece Claudia (John Whitty), Port Hawkesbury, along with many nieces and nephews. 
Gordon was predeceased by brothers Claude and Will (WW II), Harold (Sam); sisters Gladys MacDonald, Lizzie MacLeod, Elsie Cake and Mabel MacDougall. 
Visitation for the late Mr. Hardy will take place from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at the Ingonish Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Anglican Church, Ingonish with Rev. Carolyn Sharp officiating. Interment at a later date. 
Special thanks to Dr. Murray, Dr. Buffet, Dr. Shimon and Dr. Ferguson, the Buchanan Memorial nurses and staff, Victoria Co. Home Support and all who visited Gordon during his illness.
Donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church, Palliative Care or any local charity. 
Online condolences to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
Fair Winds & Following Seas, shipmate.

3/20/2014
Hart Barbara Ann Hart Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Barbara Ann Hart at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital An Cala Palliative Care Unit on March 13, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Phyllis Yates and was raised in the maternal family home of the late Mr. & Mrs. David Yates, Tower Road.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Kim (Alonzo); sons, John (Stacy), Bernie, Kevin (Cheryl), Gareth and Trevor (Lauren). She is survived by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara is also survived by sisters, Lily (Richard) Connecticut and Joyce (Frank), Ontario, both of whom were pillars of strength and support for her during her illness.
She was predeceased by her husband, Courtney on March 28, 2013. Four brothers, Dennis, Kevin, David and Edward and one sister, Gail also predeceased her.
During her illness Barbara was lovingly cared for by her son, Kevin and special grandsons, Bret and Craig.
Barbara lived a simple life completely devoted to her late husband and her family. She always started early each fall baking and cooking for Christmas and will always be remembered for her elaborate holiday feasts. She will be deeply missed by all of those who loved her.
A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit and Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Visitation for Barbara will be held on Mon. March 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A celebration of life will be held the following day, Tues. March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay.

3/13/2014
Hart John 'Kirk' Hart Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
The family of John Edward Kirk Hart are saddened to announce his peaceful passing on March 12, 2014, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
Born in St. Catharines, Ont. on March 1, 1942, Kirk was the son to the late Lewis and Maud (Murray) Hart.
Kirk was a member of the Mabou Hillsborough United Church. He was a hard worker in the construction trade in various provinces within Canada. Kirk was a member of four unions, UA Local 46, Toronto, U.A. Local 244 Plumbers and Pipefitters, Antigonish, International Brotherhood of Teamsters 362 Local, Edmonton and Local 962, Halifax. He loved the outdoors especially, fishing and hunting partridge. Most of all, Kirk loved spending time with his granddaughters.
Kirk is survived by his only daughter, Debbie Hart, Bras d’Or; granddaughters, Megan (Jordan Bushell) Hart, Fort McMurray, and Shelby Hart, at home; former spouse, Maureen (MacPherson) Hart, Mabou; brothers, Brian (Ann), Mabou, and Roger, Port Hawkesbury, N.S.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Kirk was predeceased by his brother, Murray and sister-in-law, Rhona.
In accordance with Kirk's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation and funeral. A private family interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Hillsborough, N.S. at a later date.
Donations in memory of Kirk may be made to The Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society.
We would like to thank Dr. Miller and nursing staff of Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Dr. Bennett, Nurse Practitioner, Mary Anderson, nurses and support staff at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital for the care given to Kirk during his time of need. Special thanks as well to John Raymond MacEachern and family for always being there and being so great to Kirk.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

3/12/2014 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
March 1, 1942
Harvey Elizabeth Eileen Harvey Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
Elizabeth Eileen Harvey passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
A graveside service for Elizabeth and her husband, George will be held at Resurrection Cemetery on Monday 10 a. m., with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

3/17/2014
Hashim Sallah Hashim Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
With profound sadness we announce the untimely death of Sallah Hashim in Libya on March 8, 2014. 
Born in Halifax, Jan. 1, 1992 to Alana Pike (daughter of George and Virginia Pike of Sydney) and Fawzi Hashim, Sallah was the third oldest of 14 children.
Sallah will be deeply missed by family and friends.

3/8/2014 January 1, 1992
Hawco John Hawco CBP 20/01/2014
John Hawco

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of John Michael Hawco on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
He was predeceased by his parents, Florence and Albert Hawco, Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Hawco); daughters, Elaine Hawco, Alberta and Michelle Hawco, Sydney; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; twin sister, Judy (Gerry) Lethbridge, Dartmouth; brothers, Donnie (Debbie), Whitehorse, Ed (Martine) Hawco, Montreal; the mother of his children, Judy (Brian) MacLean.
John spent all his working life with the CNR. After retirement, he enjoyed flying his model airplane with the Sydney Flying Club. He also enjoyed camping and traveling across Canada and the US.
At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral.
At a later date there will be a private interment ceremony.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ….

1/17/2014
Hawkins Frances Hawkins (MacLeod) CBP 04/02/2014
Frances Hawkins (MacLeod)

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: February 1st, 2014


It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Fran peacefully Feb. 1, 2014.
Born in Sydney NS, the only child of Nicholson John and Lavinia (Ginn) MacLeod.
Survived by her loving soul mate and husband for 67 years, Cecil; son Graham (Vicki); daughter Debra (Ken); grandson Nicholson (Amy) and extended family.
Throughout Fran’s life she followed Cecil in his career and lived in Bridgewater, Kentville, and settled in Dartmouth in 1961. Fran worked and retired from Peat Marwick in 1992.
Her life was filled with a multitude of friends, love and laughter.
Special thanks to Gillian and Kristen, CCU Halifax Infirmary.
A Celebration of life will be held on February 7, 2014, at the
Atlantic Funeral Home, from 2 - 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Fran’s name may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.

2/1/2014 Sydney
Hawkins Joseph A. Hawkins CBP 03/01/2014
Born In: North Sydney

Passed on: December 29th, 2013

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Joseph A. Hawkins on Dec. 29, 2013.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian Hawkins.
He worked all his life sailing for Canada Steamship Lines until his retirement in 2008. Upon retiring he lived next door to his son Cory, daughter-in-law and two grandsons, which he devoted most of his time to. His grandsons Hayden and Jaxon were his world and he also enjoyed walks with his four-legged companion, Rosie.
He is survived by his two sons, Cory (Julia); grandsons, Hayden and Jaxon Hawkins of Little Pond, Joe (Tanya) Martinovic of North Sydney and brothers, Bobby (Anita) Anthony of Millville, Richard (Ann) Hawkins of Ontario, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Joe was predeceased by his loving wife, Ardena (Carey), sisters, Martha (Bessie) Hawkins, Shirley Anthony and Millie (Frank) Kirrane and brother, Peter Hawkins.
In keeping with Joe's wishes, there will be no visitation or service, cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Always in our hearts and forever in our memories.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/29/2013 North Sydney
Hayes Agnes Hayes CBP 26/02/2014
Agnes Hayes

Born In: Caledonia

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 23rd, 2014

In deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Agnes Leanore (McNeil) Hayes on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Caledonia, Glace Bay on Dec, 6, 1923m she was the daughter of the late Michael McNeil (Glace Bay) and Nora (Ling) McNeil (Low Point.)
Agnes belonged to Holy Cross Church and the alter society. She volunteered with meals on wheels also with Holy Cross.
Agnes will be sadly missed by her son, John ‘Jackie’ Hayes; daughter-in-law, Susan Hayes; grandsons, Michael and Patrick Hayes, New Jersey; sister, Teresa (Ralph Curnew), Glace Bay; brothers, Michael McNeil, Cranston, Rhode Island, Gerard (Audrey) McNeil, Dominion; several nieces, nephews; special friend, Gordon and Sharon Hayes, Mira, and caregiver, niece, Valerie Bobbett.
Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Angus ‘Butch’ Hayes, formerly of Donkin, her sisters, Jennie Gallivan, Margaret MacDonald, Ann Spencer and brothers, William in infancy and Daniel McNeil.
Visitation is today (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, with reception to follow. Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment at a later date in the parish cemetery.

2/23/2014 Caledonia
Hayes Anna Hayes CBP 25/01/2014
Anna Hayes

Born In: Sydney
Born: June 13th, 1927

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Anna Hayes on Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.
Born in Sydney, on June 13, 1927, Anna was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (White) Gushue.
Anna loved spending her summers in Islandview at her bungalow and playing bingo with her friends. She could always be found sitting with a book and a cup of tea in her hands.
Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her loving husband, Leo, sisters, Theresa, Madeline and Bernice and brothers, Cyril, Michael, Ronald, and George.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Dawn, Sydney; sons, Edward, Sydney, Leo, Calgary and John, Edmonton; granddaughters, Jennifer, Blayr, Trisha and Morgan; grandsons, Jason, Jeffery, Chad, Dylan, and Evan; great-grandchildren Jake, Jenna, Payge, Madison and Sydney; her special niece, Beverly McCabe; special nephew, John Gardiner and brother, James (Helen) Gushue.
Visitation for the late Anna Hayes will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Anna Hayes will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Family flowers only, for donations in Anna's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
Anna's family would like to extend a special thank you for the exemplary care and friendship provided by the staff at the Seaview Manor.
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.

1/24/2014 Sydney on June 13, 1927
Hedd Cecilia (Aucoin) Hedd Cape Breton Post 11/03/2014
It is with great sadness, that we the family of Cecilia Hedd, announce her sudden but peaceful passing on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lucy (LeBlanc) Aucoin.
Cecilia was a resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home for the past three years and had lived most of her life in Reserve Mines. She was a lady of great Christian faith and worshiped in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. Cecilia’s greatest joy came from her family. She was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. All who entered her home were made to feel welcomed and treated with kindness and respect.
Cecilia is survived by her three sons, Owen (Lina), Reserve Mines, Billy (Shirley), Lower Washabuk, Russell, Glace Bay; two daughters, Elaine (Ben) Haighway, Reserve Mines, Donna Hedd-Cann, Glace Bay; seven grandchildren, Belinda (Stuart), Brian (Carrie), Raymond (Jennifer), Leah (Kyle), Amber, Meaghan (Derrick), Devon and seven great-grandchildren, Paige, Marissa, Marley, Breagh, Kyleigh, Cooper and Mitchell; two sisters, Nellie Moore and Angeline Moirs, both of Dartmouth.
Cecilia will also be sadly missed by Norma Aucoin, Sydney, Todd Cann, Glace Bay and her special niece and ‘good neighbour’, Pauline Budden.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Hedd on Aug. 16, 2010, daughter, Anne, sisters, Mary, Anna, Margaret and a brother, Joseph.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) 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. Dan Boudreau is Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place at later date in St. Joseph- Holy Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph-Holy Family Cemetery Fund or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the Hedd family are available at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

3/9/2014 Inverness, Canada
Hennessey Raymond Francis Hennessey CBP 06/01/2014
Raymond Francis Hennessey

Born In: Reserve Mines

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 4th, 2014

Mr. Raymond Francis Hennessey, 88, of Glace Bay passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Reserve Mines, Raymond was the son of the late Mark and Maude (Gardiner) Hennessey.
He was the last surviving member of the Hennessey family in Reserve Mines.
Ray worked as a coal miner for more than 50 years, working with Dominion Coal Company, Broughton and Gardiner Mines and ending his career with the Cape Breton Development Corp. at # 26 Colliery, Glace Bay. He was a life member of the Glace Bay Senior Citizen’s and Pensioners Club, Glace Bay.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley (nee Smith); daughter, Elaine (Harold) Brufatto, Glace Bay; sons, R.W 'Wally' Hennessey (Anne Fowler), Cameron Lake, N.S., K.W. 'Keith' Hennessey (Lena Landry), Ardoise, N.S. and special nephew, Kevin Hennessey as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Ray was also proud grandfather to, Lori, Christine, Raymond, Lisa, Matthew, James. Also surviving are 16 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by a son in infancy, Francis, daughter, Jeannie Marie, brothers, Pius, Mike, Mark, Cecil, John, Frank, Joe, Sammy and sisters, Kate and Helen.
Visitation for Mr. Hennessey will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
Memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

1/4/2014 Reserve Mines
Hollingsworth George 'Cheddie' Hollingsworth Cape Breton Post 29/03/2014
George 'Cheddie' Hollingsworth
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: March 27th, 2014
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of George Chesley 'Cheddie' Hollingsworth, 72, of New Waterford on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Chesley & Margaret (Burton) Hollingsworth.
Before Cheddie retired, he was employed by Devco from 1957-1992. Cheddie loved working in the mines and would do it all over again. During that time he proudly served in the Military.
Cheddie is known to his family and friends as the ultimate outdoorsman and craftsman; there was nothing he couldn’t do. He was known for his love for hunting, fishing, woodworking and leatherwork. His favorite passions were gun collecting and drag racing. His knowledge will live on in his children and grandchildren. Cheddie loved people and visitors, and was happiest when he was surrounded by his grandchildren.
Cheddie is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Leudy; sons, George Hollingsworth, Shawn Leudy (Tracey), Michael Leudy (Jasmine); daughters, Elizabeth Crummey (Bill) and Deborah Hollingsworth. Cheddie was also the proud grandfather to 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and host daughter, Aya Takino (Japan). Siblings, sisters, Gina Tsonos (George), Vivian MacLellan (Jamsie), Brenda Powell (Paul Chauke); brother Ronnie Hollingsworth (Linda).
Cheddie will be fondly remembered and missed by many special friends.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, from 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Wednesday, April 2nd at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Ave., New Waterford. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Soldiers Fund (http://woundedwarriors.ca/donate/) or a charity of one’s choice. 
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 
‘A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.’

3/27/2014
Hood Mullins Hood CBP 11/01/2014
Mullins Hood

Born In: Florence
Born: March 23rd, 1916

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 10th, 2014

The family of Mullins Daniel Hood, age 97, regret to announce his passing on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Northside General Hospital.
Mullins was born in Florence, on March 23, 1916, to the late Wilson and Maria (Ross) Hood and moved to Little Bras d’Or at an early age.
Mullins started his working career at an early age of 9 years old, working heavy horses on construction of the Georges River Road. He was employed at Fairhome Farm for a short time during the summer, the Bras d’Or Coal Company and Marine Atlantic, but his true passion was farming. Mullins owned and operated “Morning Acre Farm”, breeding and raising his prized Registered Ayrshire dairy cattle, producing milk for British Canadian Co-op, Sydney Mines and Hersh’s Dairy, Sydney. He also showed his cattle at various exhibitions throughout the province. Mullins was an active member of the Cape Breton Federation of Agriculture and the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. Mullins also served as Manager of the Cape Breton County Exhibition from 1960 to approximately 1975. Upon retiring from dairy farming, Mullins bred and trained race horses and traveled throughout Nova Scotia with “Wild Chance” at stud. Finding retirement too confining, Mullins returned to the workforce employed by Neil J. Walker Lumber Ltd. And finished his working career working for his son at Circle H Products Ltd. His leisure time was then spent tending his flower and rose gardens and mowing the lawns. During the summers, up until 2006, he assisted his son and friend Gordon Carter in hay making.
Popie’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren. The month of June would see him on vacation in New Hampshire with granddaughter Bobby Jo, August he was off to PEI for “Old Home Week” and the horse races with grandson Daniel, during the fall touring the mainland exhibitions with granddaughter Linda, and in the autumn it was trips around the Cabot Trail and fall colors with granddaughter Beverly. Popie made several trips to New York and spent a Christmas with granddaughter Marianne in Germany.
Mullins is survived by his only son, Robert C. and daughter-in-law Audrey (Lovett) Hood. Also surviving are his five grandchildren; Linda (Michael) Jobe, Truro, Beverly (Robert) MacLean, Groves Point, Marianne, Germany, Bobby Jo (Darren) Whalen, Halifax and Daniel (Jennifer Taylor), Georges River, his nine great-grandchildren Bradley & Lauren Jobe, Taylor & Katelyn MacLean, Breton, Matti & Dhani Whalen and Drew & Ryan Hood. Mullins is also survived by his sister Aries MacMillan, North Sydney and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mullins was predeceased by his wife Mary (Mullins) Hood; a son in infancy; brothers Robert W., Joseph, William and John and sisters Mary Christensen and Adeline Sturmy, nephews William 'Bill' Hood and Harvey Jensen.
The Hood family wish to thank Dr. Andrew Wawer, EMS, Ambulance Care Department, Emergency and 4 West at the Northside General Hospital for their compassion and care during Popie’s final days.
Honoring Popie’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private burial service will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/10/2014 Florence on March 23, 1916
Howie Aulay Johnson Howie CBP 15/01/2014
Aulay Johnson Howie

Born In: Glace Bay
Born: June 27th, 1924

Passed in: Nanton, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: January 11th, 2014

Passed away peacefully in Madison Manor, Nanton, Alta., on Jan. 11, 2014, at the age of 89.
Born June 27, 1924 in Glace Bay, N.S.; he was the youngest son of Henry and Carrie (Peters) Howie of Port Caledonia.
He is survived by his daughters, Judith Orde (Carl) Nanton, Alta., Audrey Matheson (Angus) Fairview and his son, Murray Howie (Debbie) of Clayton Park, Halifax, N.S. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lisa Orde Bake(Robert), Strathmore, Alta., Kevin Orde, Calgary, Alta., Michael Howie (Margo), Jack and Rachel of Dartmouth, Jeffery Howie (Kerry), Sarah and Ryan of Hammonds Plains, Alan Matheson, Halifax, N.S., Amber Matheson Crant (Jimmy), Phoebe and Sabrina of Kanata, Ont. He is also survived by his nephew, Morenz Howie and family, Glace Bay, and other nieces and nephews and relatives across Canada and the U.S. Cousins, Audrey (Ralph) Didriksen, Maine, USA, John Howie, Port Caledonia, and his brother-in-law, John Colson, Mississauga, Ont.
As well as his parents, Aulay was predeceased by his second wife Hazel Kerr Howie, and brothers, Tom, Ted, Alec, Bill and
Sgt. Murray Howie and Jack Murant, his only sister Lillian (Melvin) Matheson.
Aulay joined the RCAF during the Second World where he remained until his retirement in the early 1970s, then moved to Mississauga, Ont., where he worked in dispatch and fleet management at two oil companies retiring at age 65. After spending time in the hospital after a fall in Deccember 2010, he moved to Alberta to live with Judy and Carl in Jan. 2011. He moved into Madison Manor in June of that year where he resided until his passing.
Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Nanton Clinic, the South Calgary Hospital and the staff at Madison Manor in Nanton; where he spent his last years in their loving compassionate care.
Aulay will be laid to rest in the spring in his beloved Cape Breton. Notice of the date of interment will be published later.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion in your area or the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alta.
To express condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403-652-2222.

1/11/2014 Glace Bay on June 27, 1924
Howie John Howie Cape Breton Post 19/03/2014
We regret to announce the death of John Charles Leonard Howie of Port Caledonia on March 17, 2014.
Born in Glace Bay, John was the son of the late Leonard and Florence (Young) Howie.
A graduate of Morrison High School and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College, he taught school until his retirement in 1993. John held a diploma in administration. He taught school in Marion Bridge (1963-64), Big Glace Bay (1964-65) and Donkin. He was appointed principal of the elementary school in 1974 and in 1987 was appointed principal of the Donkin-Morien Complex, grades primary to 12.
During his career he was involved in many community groups. He was past-president of the board of directors of the Savoy Theatre, past-president of the Industrial Cape Breton Council of Churches and past-president of the Canadian Child and Youth Drama Association and served a two year term as national president of Drama Canada.
With a love for painting, John belonged to Art Cape Breton and showed paintings annually with the Sydney IODE Art Show.
John loved music and was organist for several churches since 1962. He volunteered at Taigh Na Mara and the Glace Bay General Hospital playing for services weekly. He was a member of the Cape Breton Chorale since 1978.
John is survived by his sister, Muriel (late Murray) Doncaster of Marion Bridge; nephew, Leonard Doncaster, Marion Bridge; niece, Joan (Donnie) Rankin of Windsor, Ont., and nephew, Kirby (Susan Ellis) MacLeod of New Zealand.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his sister, Joan MacLeod and brother-in-law, Robert MacLeod.
At John’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery Fund or Palliative Care.

3/17/2014
Hughes Catherine Hughes CBP 04/02/2014
Catherine Hughes

Born In: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: July 8th, 1934

Passed in: Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 1st, 2014


Mary Catherine (Cooke) Hughes - 79 of 108 Hollow Road, Greenwood, passed away February 1, 2014 at home.
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Gouthro) Cooke.
Catherine was an active member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church and C.W.L.. For many years Catherine helped her husband Harry operate the Esso garage in Greenwood as well as Hughes Video in Stellarton. She was an outside supervisor at Thorburn Consolidated School and worked in the bakery at Cross Roads Country Market. Catherine was known throughout the community for her delicious baked goods. The greatest joy in her life was time spent with her family and friends.
Catherine is survived by daughters Isabel (Greg) Cooley, Greenwood; Patsy (Charlie) O’Laney, MacLellan’s Brook; Leona (Tim) Wilson, Fraser’s Mountain; brothers Bill (Freda) Cooke, Iona, Cape Breton; Blaise (Anne) Cooke, Chicopee, Mass.; brother-in-law Mark Thomas Reserve Mines, Cape Breton; sisters –in –law Peggy Stewart and Frances Hughes, Westville; loving grandchildren Stephen (Denise) Cooley and their children Josh and Mallory; Brad (Shannon) Cooley and their children Abby and Natasha; Blaise (Hollie) O’Laney; and their son Cameron; Brittany O’Laney (Evan), Erica Quinn, Rebecca Wilson and Blake Wilson.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Cooke, husband Harry Hughes, son Harold, sister Leona Thomas, and her brother Eric Cooke.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 pm Tuesday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King St., New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn with father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery at a later date.
St Ann’s C.W.L. will meet at the funeral home at 5:45 pm Tuesday to recite prayers.
Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Thorburn Fire Department.
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2/1/2014 July 8th, 1934
Hughes Edward 'Cedric' Hughes CBP 09/01/2014
Edward 'Cedric' Hughes

Born In: Thornburn
Born: July 3rd, 1927

Passed in: Evanston
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

With sadness, we, his family, announce the passing of Edward 'Cedric' Hughes, 86, Evanston, Cape Breton; formerly of Thorburn, N.S., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Born on July 3, 1927, he was the son of the late George and Gertrude (MacDonald) Hughes.
Cedric grew up and was educated in Greenwood and New Glasgow. A man of multi-professions, one of his early jobs was a miner at the McBain Mine from 1950-1954. At the young age of 18, he started building and renovating homes, later adding construction equipment and a cement plant to his business.
In 1969, Cedric and his family relocated to Port Hawkesbury where he was a carpentry instructor at CRVS. In 1986 he graduated from St. FX University with his BA/B.Ed. He was always so proud to wear his ‘X’ ring. In the 1980s he opened and operated the Triple “C” Campground in Port Hastings.
Cedric is survived by his wife and best friend of 64 years Catherine (Doudelet), seven children, Eva (Gregor) Hattie, New Glasgow, their family Allison and Lisa Hattie, Dartmouth, Andrew and Amanda Hattie, their children Joshua, Tyler and Tessa of Kingston, N.S., Jo-Anne (Wayne) Reynolds, Port Hawkesbury and their family Rachelle of Panama, Elliotte of Fort Mac, his daughter Makayla of Matinique, and Nicholas and Terri, Fort Mac, their children Xander and Alyssa, Nadine (Paul Clark) of Pictou, their family Mercedes and Porsche of Toronto, Rose (Paul) Matthews, Evanston, their family Edward, his daughters Sierra and Isabella of Mississauga, and Desire of Evanston; Cedric Jr. (Sonny) and Alice Shang, Trenton, his daughter Natalie Hughes of Saint John, N.B., Jean (Walter) Doue, Lubbock, Texas and their daughter, Sarah in South Korea; and Ellen Hughes, Trenton, N.S. and her son Timothy. Cedric is also survived by two sisters, Ellen Conway, New Glasgow and Katherine (George) Vincent, Ontario and many special nieces, nephews, godchildren and his carpentry students he referred to as “My Boys”.
He was predeceased by sister, Annie (Danny) Gammon, BC, nephew George Callahan, BC, and niece Roseanne Callahan, Ontario.
Cedric loved family and friends, gatherings/parties and dances. His favourite saying was you can’t have a party without people and the more the merrier. Cedric loved his boat (HI SON), the outdoors, volunteering, being a member of the Knights of Columbus, N.S. Teachers Union, Right to Life, meeting and making friends and sharing his stories which are now in book form. Over the years, he also belonged to various yacht clubs in the area.
Resting in Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. then transfered to St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn, N.S. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, with visitation from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 2 p.m.; with reception to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation, St. Ann’s Church, Thorburn, Strait Richmond Hospital or the Knights of Columbus would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

1/6/2014 Thornburn on July 3, 1927
Humby Herbert Humby CBP 11/02/2014
Herbert Humby

Born In: Gabarus Lake
Born: August 1st, 1965

Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of Herbert Joseph Humby on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario.
Born in Gabarus Lake, Nova Scotia, on August 1, 1965, he is survived by his loving wife Darlene (nee Aucoin); daughter Kendra and son Kenzie, all residing in Toronto; mother Shirley Humby, Glace Bay; sisters: Elizabeth (Wayne) Sydney, Marlene, Truro, Katherine, River Ryan, Tina (Randy) Middle Sackville, Mary Ellen (Terry) Leitches Creek, Barbara (Glen) Glace Bay, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Edna Bernasky, and paternal grandparents, Alex Archie and Effie Catherine MacIntyre, Gabarus Lake.
Herb’s greatest accomplishment and pride and joy were his two children whom he adored. They were his life and the focus of his every moment.
He was employed in the tire industry in both Nova Scotia and Ontario for the last 25 years and was a highly respected and experienced OTR Sales Account Manager most recently working with Benson Tire in Cambridge, Ontario.
Visitation will take place at Giffen- Mack Funeral Home, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East, West Hill, Ontario, (416) 281-6800 on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a service to follow immediately thereafter. Cremation.
To leave an online condolence or for further information please go to www.giffenmackscarborough.com.

2/6/2014 Gabarus Lake, August 1st, 1965
Ivey James 'Jim' Ivey CBP 22/01/2014
James 'Jim' Ivey

Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of James Raymond Ivey, age 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home.
Born in Sydney Mines, Jim was the son of the late George and Elizabeth (Costello) Ivey.
He worked for many years in the United States as a truck driver.
James was a member of Holy Family parish, Sydney Mines. He was also a member of Fr. William Keily Council, Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 19.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (Maxwell) Ivey; his sons, Bruce Ivey, Shenacadie, George Ivey, Millville, James (Tracey) Ivey, Sydney Mines; his daughters, Elizabeth 'Betty Jean' Ivey, British Columbia, Corinne Ivey (Gerald Pearcey), North Sydney, his 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his brothers, Bert, Sydney Mines, Ronnie (Claudia), North Sydney; and sister, Jean (Harvey) MacArthur, Truro; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan Maxwell, Sydney Mines, Bob (Ann) Maxwell, New Glasgow, Jack (Raye) Maxwell, Sydney Mines, Peggy (Martin) MacIsaac, North Sydney, Russell Crews, North Sydney, Colleen Maxwell, Ontario, and Joan Ivey, New Brunswick; also several nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon and a son, Gordon, a sister, Valda Nugent, brothers, Ralph (Betty) and George Ivey, sisters-in-law, Janet (John) Snow, Wilma Crews, Carmie Ivey, brother-in-law, Gordon Maxwell.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass for James will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Autistic Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/19/2014 Sydney Mines
Jacobs Edgar 'Jake' Jacobs CBP 24/02/2014
Edgar 'Jake' Jacobs

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: February 22nd, 2014

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved father and husband, Edgar ‘Jake’ Jacobs on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, Jake was the son of the late Matthew and Levenia (Newell) Jacobs.
Family was everything to Jake. He gave 33 years of service to CBRM, Water Department as heavy equipment operator before retiring. He was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. Jake loved hockey and baseball and playing darts. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching nature programs on TV. Jake will be remembered by his family and friends for being a fun loving man.
Jake is survived by the love of his life, Mary (Conohan); daughters, Mary Ann (John) Atkinson, Della (Derek Moore) and Corina (Kevin) Fleet; son, Edgar ‘Jakie’ and Marty (Treena); five grandsons; five granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted (Sharon), Harry (Carol) and Matty (Theresa); sisters, Marie, Winn and Hilda (Melvin); as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jake was predeceased by his brothers, Joe, Gordie and Frank and a sister, Lorraine.
By Jake’s request there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Donations in memory of Jake may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

2/22/2014 Sydney
Jessome Damus Jessome CBP 31/01/2014
Damus Jessome

Born In: Little Bras d'Or
Born: June 26th, 1947

Passed in: Boularderie East
Passed on: January 29th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Damus Edward Jessome, 66, of Boularderie East on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Born in Little Bras d'Or on June 26, 1947, he was the grandson of the late John-Matt and Mary Jessome, by whom he was raised.
Damus made his career as a Mack Truck technician in Burlington, Ont. After 40 years, he moved back home to Cape Breton to enjoy his retirement. Damus loved his animals and nature. In the summer, he enjoyed kayaking. Some of his favourite stops were Don Cherry's to get a pound of wings, or Winnie’s Wagon in Bras d'Or.
Damus is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Elaine Jessome; his daughters, Susan Jessome (Mandel) Pero, Boularderie East, and Lisa, St. Catharines, Ont. He thought the world of his five grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicolas, Ricky, Jessie and Annie-Grace, and his great-grandson, baby Damus. He is also survived by son-in-law, Steve Beaudry, St. Catharines, Ont.; brothers, Melvin (Bernice), Florence, David (Juanita), Guelph, Ronnie, Toronto, Sandy (Christine), Florence and Wayne (Phoebe) ,George's River; sisters, Anne Marie (John Riley),Point Aconi, Deloris (Lawrence) LeBlanc, Boston, Marcella McGrath, Boston and Josie (Ed) King, Florence.
Visitation for Damus Jessome will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Friday, Jan. 31, 2014), from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Sandy MacNeil officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Damus’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
Damus will be missed by his friends and family,
but never forgotten."

1/29/2014 Little Bras d'Or on June 26, 1947
Jessome Nina Jessome CBP 07/02/2014
Nina Jessome

Born In: Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: February 5th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Nina Jessome, age 94, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Burgeo, Nfld., Nina was the daughter of the late Henry and Annie Mae (Billard) Standing. Nina enjoyed knitting, sewing and quilting and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia 'Patsy' (Maurice) Tobin, Stoney Creek, Ont., Lois Jessome, Sydney, her two sons William Jessome, Sydney and Frederick (Tonia) Jessome, Ball’s Creek, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister Jessie Williams, Halifax, nieces and nephews.
Nina was predeceased by her husband, Chalmers Jessome; her sisters, Alma Seury, Freda Clarke and Ivy Horton and stepsisters, Cora Thorton and Ada.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Nina will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The War Amps.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

2/5/2014 Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Jesty Mildred Eileen (Hopkins) Jesty CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: North Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 30th, 2013

Mildred Eileen Jesty, 93, passed away suddenly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Eileen was born in North Sydney to the late Norman and Mary (Caswell) Hopkins.
She was predeceased by her first husband, William John Warren; second husband, Edgar Frank Jesty; brother, Fred Hopkins; stepson, Cam Jesty; stepdaughter, Lois Jesty.
Left to mourn are her children, Wayne (Louise) Warren, Jane (Fred) Wallace, Sharon (Ken “Skippy”) Quinton, stepchildren, Cal Jesty, Dale (Ches) Carter, Tyra (Bob) Gilbert.
She is survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Eileen worked at the Isle Royal Hotel and retired from the Woolco store in Sydney River.
She lived in Sydney River, cherished her family, treasured her home and loved her backyard with all her flowers.
At her request, there is no visitation, cremation to take place with burial arrangements to be made at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

12/30/2013 North Sydney
Johns Florence Jane (Ferguson) Johns CBP 14/01/2014
Florence Jane (Ferguson) Johns

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 12th, 2014

Florence Jane Johns passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in her 90th year at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney.
She was the eldest daughter of five girls born to the late Elizabeth (Ives) and Rod Ferguson.
After raising her family, Florence left Sydney Mines and enrolled in the CNA program at the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth. She completed the course and obtained her CNA’s, achieving the second highest mark on the provincial exams. She remained a valued employee of the Nova Scotia Hospital for over 20 years. It was during this time she met and married the late Carl Johns and they spend nine and a half happy years together.
Florence is survived by her daughters, Betty (Dennis) Robello of Point Edward, Margie (Walter) Charlesworth of PEI, and her sons, Rod (Linda) Tobin of Ontario, and Ron (Mauda) Tobin of Mira as well as her youngest sister Alice (George) Beckwith of Sydney. She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she loved dearly — Kyle Ferguston, Lisa Tomko, Kelly Charlesworth, Colin Charlesworth, Kenzie (Tobin) Launiere, Katie Tobin, Sean, Derrick and Terri Tobin and, to whom she was “Nanny who made the best cinnamon buns in the world.”
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children Bill (the Barber) Tobin, her second husband Carl Johns as well as sisters Mary Moore, Margie Luker and Catherine Jackson.
At Florence’s request, cremation has taken place with Interment to follow at a later date.
Her children would like to thank the caregivers at the Cove Guest Home who cared for their Mom especially in her final week, with the utmost loving care — we could not be more grateful. Should anyone wish to make a donation in Florence’s memory to the Cove Creative Care Unit it would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Florence’s family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

1/12/2014
Johnson Judy Anne Johnson CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 2nd, 2014

Judy Anne Johnson, 64, of 4396 Shore Rd., Eskasoni, passed away while battling cancer, on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Noel and Bridget (Marshall) Denny, she was the granddaughter of the late Keptin Simon Denny and great granddaughter of Grand Chief John Denny Jr.
She was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Judy loved bingo, playing cards, double up, partying with family and friends, baking and she was a talented tea bisquit baker at Toney’s Place and she made the best meat pies and loved watching game shows on channel 30.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Johnson; six daughters, Michelle (Robert) Young; Victoria ‘Segot’, Truro; Erica (Kevin) Christmas; Shelley Gloade, Truro; Audrey Ann Young and Shelby Johnson; three sons, Michael Jr. (Miranda) Johnson; John (Geralyn) Johnson; Robbie (Sasha) Johnson, all of Eskasoni. She is also survived by seven sisters, Mary Jane (Stephen) Sanipass; Mildred (Ernest) Johnson; Pauline (Andrew) Francis; Yvonne (Joe Paul); Verna (Roger) Johnson; Harriet (Robert) Sheppard; all of Eskasoni; Elsa, Ontario; five brothers, Oliver, Alonzo, Noel (Janet), Yvon, all of Eskasoni; Simon (Kim), Wagmatcook; by 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Noel in 1991 and Bridget in 2006; two sisters, Martha in infancy and Olive, along with two brothers, Roland and Ira.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Judy Johnson will take place Sunday, Jan. 5 after 5 p.m. at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

1/2/2014 Sydney
Johnson Marie Johnson CBP 27/02/2014
Marie Johnson

Passed in: Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation
Passed on: February 22nd, 2014

Marie passed away on Feb 22, 2014 in Afton.
Born in Antigonish she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Theresa (Battiste) Julian.
Marie, was a strong Mik’maw woman who was known for reaching out and helping others. Her love for her community had her volunteering for various community activities and events. She was elected as the community representative for the Native Women’s Association. She also served two terms as a councilor for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation.
As graduate from the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College she worked as a teacher’s assistant for preschoolers in the community as well as in Tracadie Consolidated school. She was a recent graduate from St. Thomas University with a degree in Social Work. Her degree gave her the opportunity to work for the Women’s Resource Center. It was also an opportunity for her to start a women’s support group for Paqtnkek. She was also a member of the Paqtnkek Domestic Violence Action Group and was a strong advocate for families.
Best known for her famous "Luski" and her vibrant smile, she will greatly missed by all those that knew her.
Survived by her common law husband Fred Sylliboy; sons: Patrick (Tanya), Paqtnkek; Shawn, Paqtnkek; Trevor (Jennifer), Paqtnkek; daughter Atta 'Jennifer' Paqtnkek; 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four godchildren; brothers: Albert (Judy) Julian, Donnie Julian, Gerard Julian, all of Paqtnkek; sister Beverly Johnson, Millbrook.
She was predeceased by her husband Abraham Johnson; daughter Valerie Julian; brothers Russell Battiste, Stanley Julian, Freeman Julian; and sisters Marion Paul and Shirley Julian.
Visitation is in the family home at 200 Sagamaw Rd, Afton. Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Rev Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in St. Ann's Cemetery, Summerside Rd.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L.Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.

2/22/2014
Jones Byron William Jones Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Byron William Jones
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 23rd, 2014
Byron William Jones, 72, of Glace Bay passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Elsie (Penny) Jones.
Byron had some obstacles in his life and most he overcame with great determination, he was able to get his driver’s licence and his hidden talent was his passion for painting landscapes at home and his love of Old Trucks. Byron will also be missed in his neighbourhood for his daily visits where many looked out for him. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends.
He is survived by sisters, Bertha Morgan, Charlotte Isnor, Alice Bodhaine and a brother Allan Jones.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased a sister in infancy and a brother-in-law Danny Morgan.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

3/23/2014 Glace Bay
Jones George Jones Cape Breton Post 19/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of George Jones at Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Monday, Tuesday, March 17, 2014.
He was the son of the late Elsie and Leslie Jones, Tower Road.
Dad was the owner of George Jones Fuels for many years and a long haul trucker, hauling all over Canada and the U.S.A, and was also a fisheries officer in his earlier years. He had many stories to tell of his trips on the road, and greatly enjoyed fishing and going to card games.
He is survived by his children, Georgina (Cory), Donnie (Sarah), Donna (Tommy), Jimmy (Lisa), Susan (Dave), Debbie (Greg); sister, Elsie MacLeod; brothers, Billy, Leslie and Jerry. He is also survived by stepchildren, Robin, Tammy, Michael, Bobby; grandchildren, Greg (Shauna), Cindy (Jason), Darren (Leigh), Aarron, Colten, Kaitlyn, Kristin, Conner, Samantha, Donnie, Corry, Mikayla, Amy, Alden, Christina, also many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth, brother, Clyde, son-in-law, Dan Kiley.
Dad will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Thank you to all the wonderful staff of Soldier’s Cove for looking after Dad for the past year.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Fr. Sheldon Chant officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of ones choice.

3/14/2014
Kalbhenn Aloysius 'Allie' Kalbhenn CBP 15/02/2014
Aloysius 'Allie' Kalbhenn

Born In: New Waterford
Born: April 1st, 1924

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: February 13th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved uncle, Allie Kalbhenn, age 89, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 surrounded by family at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. He was born in New Waterford on April 1, 1924 the son of the late Josef and Veronica (O’Handley) Kalbhenn.
Allie was enrolled in the pre-med program at Dalhousie University, but left to pursue Engineering at St Mary’s. During the war he left university to serve his country as an RCMP officer (1944-45) in the protection and security of convoys assembling in Bedford, NS prior to an overseas crossing. After the war, he returned to university and later became involved in the Mining Consulting business, furnishing many mines throughout Canada with up-to-date Gardiner-Denver Company equipment. He lived in Halifax for many years working as a salesman, travelling extensively for the company, before he retired to Cape Breton. During his many years in Cape Breton, he renewed old friendships and made many new friends with his out-going manner and friendly attitude.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving nephews, Paddy, Bernie, Peter, Paul and Ryan; nieces Judy, Sheila, Colleen, Lilly, Anna, Rose and their families, as well as extended family members near and far and his extended family in Germany with whom he looked forward to speaking with.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Murphy) Kalbhenn, in 1982. Brothers John, Joseph, Ludwig, Agustus in infancy, and most recently his beloved sister Dorothy Pembroke.
There will be no visitation as per Allie’s request. 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 at the Parish Church of St Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., on­­­­ Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of ones choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
We would like to extend sincere thanks to his home care workers, Dr Lowry, and the nurses at both the Cape Breton Regional and New Waterford Consolidated Hospitals.
Allie will always be with us, and as he used to say….'Matter cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change its form'.

2/13/2014 April 1st, 1924
Karam Christopher 'Chris' Karam CBP 08/02/2014
Christopher 'Chris' Karam

Passed on: February 5th, 2014

Chris Karam, age 17, of Dominion Street, Glace Bay, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Chris is the son of Sam and Tara (Prystawik) Karam.
Chris graduated from Glace Bay High on Jan. 31, 2014. He was accepted into the engineering course at Memorial University, Nfld. He loved listening to music, working out at the gym and spending time with his family and friends. Chris could light up a theatre with his beautiful smile. He had a great passion for riding motorcycles. Chris worked at Swiss Chalet in Sydney.
Besides his parents, Chris is survived by his three bothers, Joey, Michael and his twin brother, Roy; as well by the love of his life, his girlfriend, Robyn Hawco.
He is and forever will be sadly missed by his maternal grandparents, Rev. Bernice Spracklin, Ernst Prystawik and paternal grandparents, Ragheb and Helana Karam.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral mass is Monday at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Rev. Norman MacPhee and Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Following the mass, all are invited to join family and friends from near and far for a reception in the parish hall, directly below the church.
Online condolences to the family can be made at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
"I taught you 1st to 5th gear. Great times those were my dear
Now Rev it high, Rev it loud, from above. Let it thunder never to crash my love.
Forever free, will you play this tune?
Til we meet again my son on either sides of the moon."
Love Mom, Dad and brothers

2/5/2014
Keating Vincent Keating CBP 18/01/2014
Vincent Keating

It is with deep sadness we announce that Vincent Paul Keating, 'Vince', 26, of Albert Bridge, has passed away peacefully. He grew up in Howie Centre before moving with his family to the Mira, a place he treasured, in high school.
Known for his ease in connecting with people, Vince valued the friends and family in his life more than anything. He was a beautiful musician, talented athlete, and sincerely good listener. Throughout his life he maintained an easygoing demeanor which touched each person he met; his contagious smile and genuine interest in others afforded him many friends who cared for him deeply.
Vince found much joy in his Tuesday night church group, where he very quickly became part of a family; he experienced the power and strength of Jesus’ love and wanted to share that with everyone around him. He believed in eternal life and happiness, and in the beauty and peace that awaits us all after our time on earth.
Vincent’s memory lives on in his Mom, Debbie, who always held a special place in his heart; siblings Meaghan, Emily, Alex and Morgan; stepfather, Pat; grandmother, Susie Favaro; a very close extended family and so many friends.
Visitation for Vincent will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Saturday), Jan. 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will be at Our Lady of Fatima parish, officiated by Fr. Norman McPhee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19th.
Memorial donations may be made to Talbot House.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Date of death not noted in obituary

Keating Vincent 'Vince' Keating CBP 17/01/2014
Vincent 'Vince' Keating

It is with deep sadness we announce that Vincent Paul Keating, 'Vince', 26, of Albert Bridge, has passed away peacefully. He grew up in Howie Centre before moving with his family to the Mira, a place he treasured, in high school.
Known for his ease in connecting with people, Vince valued the friends and family in his life more than anything. He was a beautiful musician, talented athlete, and sincerely good listener. Throughout his life he maintained an easygoing demeanor which touched each person he met; his contagious smile and genuine interest in others afforded him many friends who cared for him deeply.
Vince found much joy in his Tuesday night church group, where he very quickly became part of a family; he experienced the power and strength of Jesus’ love and wanted to share that with everyone around him. He believed in eternal life and happiness, and in the beauty and peace that awaits us all after our time on earth.
Vincent’s memory lives on in his Mom, Debbie, who always held a special place in his heart; siblings Meaghan, Emily, Alex and Morgan; stepfather, Pat; grandmother, Susie Favaro; a very close extended family and so many friends.
Visitation for Vincent will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will be at Our Lady of Fatima parish, officiated by Fr. Norman McPhee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19th.
Memorial donations may be made to Talbot House.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Date of death not noted in obituary, used the 15th for indexing purposes only. 1/15/2014
Keeping Jason Daniel Keeping Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
With tearful eyes and broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jason Daniel Keeping, 34, beloved husband, father, son and brother on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Jason leaves behind his loving wife of 11 years Julie (Forrest) and the two “lights of his life” — his children, Gracie and Owen. Also left to mourn are his parents, Joanne (Inder) and Clyde Keeping; his brothers, Vinnie (Carrie) Keeping, Clayton (Jen) Keeping and Dennis Keeping; his paternal grandmother Gwen Keeping; maternal grandparents Mildred and Donald Inder; father-in-law George “Brother” Forrest, all of North Sydney. Jason is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends as well as the Forrest family.
Jason was predeceased by his grandfather Berkeley Keeping and his mother-in-law Eileen Forrest.
Jason’s devotion to his family had no limits. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fly fishing in Margaree, golfing and his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. His incredible smile, his laugh and his personality will live in our hearts forever.
Jason’s family would like to thank the EHS paramedics, along with the Emergency nurses and doctors at Northside General Hospital.
Visitation for Jason will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Joseph Gillis officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online words of comfort and condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
Walk with Me Daddy
Walk alongside me Daddy and hold my hand,
I have so many things to learn that I don’t yet understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow,
So walk alongside me Daddy, we have a long way to go.

3/14/2014
Kelly Marie Ann Kelly CBP 07/01/2014
Marie Ann Kelly

Born In: Reserve Mines
Born: January 8th, 1936

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother and loving wife, Marie Kelly with her family by her side at the Glace Bay General Hospital, on January 6, 2014.
Marie was born in Reserve Mines on January 8, 1936 to Angelo Shibinetti and Victoria Vandermerrin.
Marie was a devoted wife and mother. She was a very quiet and private individual. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as a caring and giving person who always put other people’s needs first before her own.
Marie is survived by her husband, Dennis Kelly; six children, Vicky (Raymond) Conron, Brenda (JJ) Campbell, Ronnie (Arlene) Kelly, Robert (Telaina) Kelly, Angela (Douglas) MacDonald and Sherrie (David) Scott; sisters, Diane Peterson and Jean Caume; and 13 grandchildren.
Marie was predeceased by brothers Arthur, Robert, Joseph; twin sister Louise Thomas, Laura Gallant, and Vickie.
The family wishes to thank those who visited and cared for Marie during her lengthy illness, especially the ground floor staff of the Seaview Manor, and the nursing staff on 3 West Floor of the Glace Bay General Hospital.
As per Marie’s request, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will held for immediate family at a later date.

1/6/2014 Reserve Mines on Jan. 8, 1936
Kennedy Robert 'Cy' Kennedy CBP 08/02/2014
Robert 'Cy' Kennedy

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: February 3rd, 2014

“You can take the boy out of Cape Breton but you can’t take Cape Breton out of the boy.”
In saying that, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cy Kennedy at home on Feb. 3, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Cy was born in Glace Bay, N.S. to Jim and Isabelle Kennedy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sylvia; son, Jim (Cheri); daughter, Kathy (Lance); grandchildren, T.J., Trista (Kyle) (great-grandson on the way!), Thomas and Jennifer. He is also survived by sister, Sarah (Walter); brothers, Thomas (Janice), Daniel (Morag) and was predeceased by brother, Evan (Joan).
He was extremely proud of his Cape Breton heritage and his 33 year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (retiring as a Master Warrant Officer). During his various postings, he made many friends across Canada and the United States. Cy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was known for his quick wit, off the wall sense of humour and loved eating fresh lobster with friends and family. His other passion was travelling. He and Sylvia enjoyed many years of trekking to various parts of the world (Hawaii being his favorite). He also enjoyed hockey, golf, curling and anything connected with electronic gadgets. Who will figure out the TV remotes now?
Special thanks go to the Kolstad Families (our extended family), to the staff of the Cross Cancer Institute (Dr. Mary Loree Larratt), and to our family doctor (Dr. David Hasinoff and his staff). Cy really appreciated the many phone calls and visits from the family and friends. These would often generate boisterous discussions, especially when the topic was about government policies. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported us through this difficult time. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.
Respecting Cy’s request, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations in his name be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave., Edmonton, Alta., T6G 1Z2.
Please share your memories of him with us by logging on to edmontonjournal.com/obituaries or through a card to the family.

2/3/2014 Glace Bay
King Theresa LeBlanc (King) CBP 20/02/2014
Theresa LeBlanc (King)

Born In: Florence
Born: June 13th, 1927

Passed in: Florence
Passed on: February 18th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Theresa LeBlanc at the Northside Community Guest Home on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 with her family at her side.
Born in Florence, June 13, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Annie Mae and Edward King.
Mom was always at home with her children as they were growing up and always ready with a different school lunch for each one of us. She loved her children dearly and always took pride in all her family’s accomplishments.
Mom was a devout member of St. Stephen’s parish and, when she was well, was an active member of the CWL.
Theresa is survived by her daughters, Linda Buffett, Sydney Mines, Sandra (Larry) Clarke, North Sydney, Susan (Bill) McNicoll, Cancun, Mexico, Denise (Billy) Mulley, Baddeck, and Paula (Tom) McDonald, Hinton, Alta.; and her brother, Joseph (Dodie) King. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Leanne Donovan, Amanda McCracken, Jason Mulley, Natasha Riggs, Larry Riggs and her great-grandchildren, Danielle, Jenna and Emily Donovan, Jeffrey and Allie McCracken and Faydra Hanna.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence in 1989 and by a son in childbirth. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Clifford, David and Edward and her sisters, Margaret and Marie.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery at a later date. A reception will be held in St. Stephen’s hall in Florence, following the mass.
A special thank you to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for the wonderful care and compassion Mom was provided.
Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.

2/18/2014 June 13th, 1927
King Theresa Meleta King Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
Theresa Meleta King
Born In: Bras d'Or
Passed in: Boularderie
Passed on: March 19th, 2014
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved sister Theresa Meleta King, after a short illness, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.
Born and raised in Bras d’Or, the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Ida (Cantwell) King.
Meleta taught school there for 38 years. She was an avid gardener and loved to travel with her younger sister Coletta. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or.
Meleta is survived by her sisters, Gloria Nicholson, Claudia (Earl) Warhus, Miriam (Thomas) Boudreau, all of Bras d’Or, Celesta (Nelson) Johnston, North Sydney, Monica (David) Beaton, Scotch Lake, Coletta, Halifax; and her brothers, Damian (Carol), P.E.I.., Wayne (Ann Marie), North Sydney, Paul (Patricia), Southside Boularderie, Kennedy (Julia), Scotch Lake, and Chickie (Linda), Bras d’Or; her brother-in-law, Danny Handley and sister-in-law, Cathy (Marsh) King. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Meleta shared fun and good times with life time friends Marg MacEachern and Colleen Musgrave.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Pius King, an infant brother Gerard, her sister Audrey, niece Jacklyn Nicholson, nephews, Gerard King, Roger Warhus and Tyler MacMullin and brother-in-law John Nicholson.
Visitation for Meleta will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Bras d’Or, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Cemetery Fund.

3/19/2014 Bras d'Or
Kozera Margaret 'Margie' Kozera CBP 20/01/2014
Margaret 'Margie' Kozera

Born In: Whitney Pier
Born: March 2nd, 1938

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

Margaret 'Margie' Kozera passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 17, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Center.
Born in Whitney Pier on March 2, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John M. ‘Dan C.’ and Millie (Lappin) MacNeil.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, and an awe inspiring 'Nanny'. She took great pride in her marriage and her family, both of which brought her endless joy. A beautiful and gentle soul, filled with compassion and love for others, she took great pleasure in the simple things that life had to offer, such as baking blueberry pie with her grandchildren, caring for her cat, or simply spending time in the kitchen with the teapot filled, chatting with family and friends. Her cooking skills will be missed, as will her sweet tooth.
Margie will be forever missed by her ever loving husband, Walter (Bud) Kozera; her son, John (the late Debbie) Kozera, Annapolis Valley; her daughter, Kelley (Gary) Gittis, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Matthew (Marylee) Kozera, Kristina (Francis Gagnon) Kozera, Samantha Kozera, Daniel Gittis, and Andrew Gittis; as well as three great-grandchildren, Liam, Aiden and Catherine Kozera; one sister, Colleen (Blick) Campbell; three brothers, Dan C. (Valerie) MacNeil, Bill (Linda) MacNeil, John (Theresa) MacNeil; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister Joan (James 'Sham') MacDougall, aunt, Sadie (MacNeil) Fogarty and by Ethel (Timmons) MacNeil.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the angels who helped guide us through this journey, particularly: Catherine Schella, Dr. Kozel and Arlene Rutledge, Catherine Kennedy, Janet Kokocki and staff. We are also eternally grateful to the wonderful and caring staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Center.
There will be family visitation only at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, with family service following immediately. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en).
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
There will be a celebration mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Whitney Pier at a later date.

1/17/2014 Whitney Pier on March 2, 1938
Kozera Yvonne Kozera CBP 22/01/2014
Yvonne Kozera

Born In: Louisbourg

Passed in: Big Bras d'Or
Passed on: January 21st, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Yvonne Kozera on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, surrounded by her family, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Mildred Fleet.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Kozera.
Yvonne enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a resident of Harbourstone and considered them family and always was ready to lend a hand, she enjoyed making the staff and other residents smile. She will be dearly missed.
Mom is survived by her loving children, Judy Kozera (Leonard), Louisbourg, Loretta (Sheldon) Squires, Big Bras d’Or, Frank (Valerie) Kozera, Ottawa; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Kennedy, Louisbourg, Helen Bishop, P.E.I., as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of 4A at the CBRH for their kind and loving care.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/21/2014 Louisbourg
Kyte Father Michael Kyte Cape Breton Post 28/03/2014
Fr. Michael Kyte
Born In: Sydney

Passed on: March 27th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Michael Kyte, O.P., in Chicago, on Thursday, March 27, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney in 1953, he was the son of the late Arthur and Marie Kyte and the beloved stepson of the late Ruth (MacLean) Kyte.
A graduate of Dalhousie University and Aquinas Institute of Theology, Fr. Michael volunteered with CUSO, in Nigeria, prior to entering the Dominican Order in 1981. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1987 and spent his career in Chicago and Denver, Colorado, where he was the longtime Novice Master. He returned to Chicago and served as Prior of St. Vincent Ferrer Dominican Community in River Forest, Illinois and until most recently he was Prior Priory in Chicago.
A gifted preacher, Fr. Michael had a wide following of friends in Chicago, Denver, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. A testament to his character was evident recently when over 1,000 people attended an Anointing of the Sick and Communal Prayer service for him in Chicago.
Fr. Michael is survived by sisters, Ardith, Coreen (Colin MacDonald), Lois (Bob) Feeney) and brothers, Donald (Debbie), John (Sheila Gallagher), Lorne, Roy (Karen) and adoring nieces, Erin Kyte, Jenna Kyte, Megan Feeney, Jessie MacDonald, Michelle MacDonald, Sarah Gallagher as well as nephews, Andrew Kyte (Tasha), Matthew Kyte, Brett Feeney, Alec Kyte and Paul Gallagher as well as grandnephew, Kieran Kyte and grandniece and namesake, Micah Kyte.
The Rite of Christian Burial will take place at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in River Forest, Illinois, on Tuesday, April 1, where Fr. Michael was associate pastor for the past seven years. Interment will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plains, Illinois.

3/27/2014
Ladouceur Claude Joseph Ladouceur CBP 06/01/2014
Claude Joseph Ladouceur

Born In: Hurst
Born: October 22nd, 1947

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: December 21st, 2013

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Claude Ladouceur, 66, of Sydney Mines, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home.
Born in Hurst, Ont., on Oct. 22, 1947, he was the son of the late Roger and Rita (Brulé) Ladouceur.
He was a member of Holy Family parish, Sydney Mines.
Claude worked for many years for Blinkhorn Paving. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #008, Sydney Mines.
He is survived by brothers, Maurice and Gerry Ladouceur; and sisters, Henrietta Gibson and Denise Roy. Also left to mourn are his many nieces, nephews and cousins and good friends Michael Holic and family and Danny March and family.
Besides his parents, Claude was predeceased by a brother Rhéal and a sister Diana.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating.
Words of comfort may be sent to jmjobesfuneralhome@aliantzinc.ca.

12/21/2013
Laffin Robert 'Bobby' Laffin CBP 21/01/2014
Robert 'Bobby' Laffin

Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: September 26th, 1926

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

With deep sadness we announce the passing of our dad on Jan. 19, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
He was born in Bras d’or on Sept. 26, 1926, to Daniel and Ella (Tobin) Laffin.
Bobby was a pretty easygoing guy who loved to have a drink and a dance whenever he could. He was always there to help anyone who needed it and could put his hand to most anything. He loved to ice fish in the winter and was an avid gardener with quite a green thumb. The residents at the guest home got to enjoy the beautiful strawberries and vegetables he grew in his garden the last two summers he was a resident there. Most of his working days were in the coal mines starting with the old pits in Bras d’Or. He was also a lobster fisherman and along with his wife June they ran Bob’s Canteen in Florence for many years.
A very special time in Dad’s life was when he was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in Oromocto, New Brunswick along with his brothers Nick and William. He fought the best opposition promoters offered him regardless of weight or reputation. He was fearless in the ring. He defeated some of the best amateur and pros active in the Maritimes in the 1940s and 1950s. Bobby was very proud to have been both a Cape Breton and Maritime Golden Gloves Champion.
He is survived by his sons, Art (Marla), Howie (Nancy), and his daughters, Carolyn (Lennard) Jenkins, Barbara (Lawrence) Jardine, Norma (Susie) (Basil) Cantwell, Roberta (Gerard) MacKinnon, Catherine (Danny) MacLean, Anna Parsons, Joan Laffin, Laura Lee (Colin) Bruce and Verna (Jeff) Spooney. By sisters Marie Nunn and Ella Mae Marsh and brother Nick Laffin. Dad is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife June (Howard), son David and grandson Kevin Laffin. Also his brothers, William, Terence, Johnny and Danny and sisters, Laura, Francis, Irene and a sister in infancy.
Following Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date. At this time we would like to thank Dr. Michel McKeough for the care he gave dad and a very special thank you to the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home. You guys were like family to him and he loved every one of you.
Donations in Dad’s name can be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.

1/19/2014 Bras d'Or on Sep. 26, 1926
Laidlaw George 'Georgie' Laidlaw CBP 18/01/2014
George 'Georgie' Laidlaw

Born In: Sydney Mines

Born in Sydney Mines, N.S., he was the son of late Jesse and Lawrence Laidlaw.
Survived by sisters, Willena Johnson, Linda Arsenault and brother, Larry; as well as many neices, nephews and grand-neices & nephews.
Predeceased by brothers, Doug, James and sister, Anne.
While we grieve, we also celebrate the warmth and beauty of a wonderful man now in a heavenly place. Surrounded by many of his beloved family, George (Georgie) Laidlaw is now home again, accompanied by his beloved dog, Babette.
May your spirits soar with the love you earned while you were earthbound Georgie, and travel light and fast to your ultimate content.
We look forward to your special touch at every birthday.
Celebration of life service Saturday, Jan. 25th at 10 a.m., Northwood Manor, Halifax.
Interment will be held at a later date in Cape Breton in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, N.S., B3H1S6, or online at www.cancer.ca.
Date of death not noted in obituary
Sydney Mines
Lanceleve Harrietta Lanceleve CBP 11/02/2014
Harrietta Lanceleve

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Harrietta Lanceleve on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Julia (Cotton) Jackalogue.
Harrietta was a homemaker who worked very hard to make sure her family was well looked after and comfortable, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, loved animals but most of all her children meant everything and were her pride and joy.
She is survived by her children, Lena (Frank) Grugnale, Rita (Fred) Dustin, Desire, Felix (Susan), Mary (John) Hurley, Laura, Jeannie (Larry) Collins, Johnny, Winnifred, Angelina Phillips; 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, John Lanceleve, son, Victor Peter, in infancy, sons-in-law, Kevin Hennessy, Bob Phillips, John Gatza and daughter-in-law, Beatrice Lanceleve.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations in memory of Harrietta can be made Palliative Care, C. B. Regional Hospital.
To send online condolences to the family go to; mclellanfuneralhome.ca.
Loving and kind in all her ways,
upright and just to the end of her days.
Sincere and true, in her heart and mind,
Beautiful memories, she left behind.
Love you mom.

2/8/2014 Sydney
Landru Charles Landru CBP 14/01/2014
Charles Landru

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 11th, 2014

Mr. Charles Henry Landru, 79, of Glace Bay passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home in Taigh na Mara.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Emile and Jean (Vercommen) Landru.
Charles is survived by his wife, Leona Landru; sister, Jean Toomey (the late Gerald); brother, Emile (Ella) Landru; stepbrother, Frank Verberien (Trudy) and his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by brother, Edgar and sisters-in-law, Glenda and Trudy.
By request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Donations in memory of Charles may be made to Taigh na Mara.
Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

1/11/2014 Glace Bay
Landry Denise Landry CBP 25/01/2014
Denise Landry

Born In: River Bourgeois

Passed in: St. Peter's
Passed on: January 22nd, 2014

Denise Marie Landry, age 65 of River Bourgeois, passed away Jan. 22, 2014 at Richmond Villa, St. Peter's.
Born in River Bourgeois, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Burke) Landry.
Denise is survived by brothers, Eddie (Ann) and George (Cathy), both of River Bourgeois; as well as nieces, Karen (Robert) and Tracy and nephews, Henry (Vicky), Derrick (Robbi) and Gordon (Nadia).
Special thanks to the staff of Richmond Villa, The Cove Guest Home, Riverview Residential Centre, L'Arche, Antigonish and special friends Mike and Lisa of Medow Green.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be offered from St. John The Baptist Church, River Bourgeois on Monday, Jan. 27, 2O14 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating.
Reception at the Tara Lynn Community Hall following the service.
Donations in Denise's memory can be made to the Richmond Villa or to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

1/22/2014 River Bourgeois
Landry Mary 'Theresa' Landry CBP 16/01/2014
Mary 'Theresa' Landry

Born In: Poulamond

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 10th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, have to announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at the MacGillivray Guest Home in Sydney on Jan. 10, 2014.
Born in Poulamond, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Josephine (Marchand) Fougere.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Judy Babin, Arichat; sons, Douglas (Pansy) and Gary (Ellen), both of Sydney; eight grandchildren, Landrys' Doug (Amy), Chris (Jacqueline) and Nicole. Kareena (Brad) Deleskie, Michelle (Craig) Moffatt. Babins' Cora, Darryll, (Amanda) and
Martina and by seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, James 'Jimmie' Wilfred; sisters, Evelyn (Tom) Sampson, Anita (Velma) Poirier; brother, Joseph Gerald in the Second World War.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday morning Jan. 19, 2014, from 12:30-1:30 in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at St. Hyacinth Church in D'Escousse at 2 p.m. with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to be held in St Hyacinth Parish Cemetery in D'Escousse at a later date.
Family flowers only, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Heart & Stroke Foundation (N.S.) or to the Canadian Diabetes Society (N.S.).
To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Theresa, please visit www.chboudreau.com.
The family would like to extend special thanks to a dear family friend Debbie MacKinnon who took special care of their mom when we couldn't be there. Also to the staff at the MacGillivray Guest Home, doctors, nurses family and friends who helped us in any way during our time of loss.

1/10/2014 Poulamond
LaRusic James 'Jim' LaRusic Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
James 'Jim' LaRusic
Born In: St. Margaret's Village
Born: October 31st, 1931
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jim LaRusic at his residence in St. Margaret’s Village on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Jim was born in St. Margaret’s Village on October 31, 1931 to Patrick and Mary Evelena (Capstick) LaRusic. Jim spent many years in Orillia, Ontario where he operated a coffee business. He moved back to the family homestead in 1986 to manage the Central Co-op store. He also worked on the wharf for Victoria Co-op Fisheries before retiring. Jim was well known for his beautiful gardens, his skill in lawn mower repair and his abundance of second-hand parts. Jim was involved in his community as an active board member and past chairperson for Central Co-op, and past board member for the Bay St. Lawrence Credit Union. He was also an active member of St. Margaret of Scotland Church and was instrumental in the building of the new church.
Jim is survived by his wife, Millie (Fraser); sons, Sean Fraser, Vancouver, B.C. and Emery LaRusic, Mississauga, Ont.; sister, Theresa Turner, New Haven, and brothers Ignatius (Jill), Montreal, Que. And Joe (Liz), Vancouver, B.C. He is also survived by his stepchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brothers, Tony, Tim and Emery and his sisters, Sr. Patrice, Mary, Ann, Rita, Josie and Evelyn.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Church, St. Margaret’s Village with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lazarus Guria officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. 
Family flowers only. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. 

3/14/2014 St. Margaret's Village
October 31, 1931
Latham Charles 'Merle' Latham CBP 03/01/2014
Passed on: December 28th, 2013

On Jan. 2, 2014, services were held for Charles 'Merle' Latham, who passed away Dec. 28, 2013.
He is survived by his brother, George, and predeceased by brothers, Ernest, James and Terrance and his nephew David, son of Ernest and Grace.

12/28/2013
Lawson Charles 'Chuck' Lawson CBP 26/02/2014
Charles 'Chuck' Lawson

Born In: Sydney
Born: August 17th, 1936

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 24th, 2014

Charles Michael Lawson of Sydney, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, with his wife of 50 years by his side.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 17, 1936, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Brophy) Lawson.
Charlie was a graduate of St. FX University, after which he served as a lieutenant in the Black Watch for six years. Following his release, he returned to St. FX and subsequently began his teaching career at Sheriff Jr. High. During his 26 years at Sheriff, Charlie was a popular English teacher and was also involved in extra-curricular activities, which included the school yearbook and as coach of the Sheriff Spartans hockey team. He spent many happy summers at the bungalow enjoying the Bras d’Or Lakes in Big Pond. Charlie was an animal lover, particularly dogs and in his later years, made the rounds of the neighbourhood on his scooter with treats for every dog he met. He was an avid reader and enjoyed music, the louder the better.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; brother, James, Halifax; sisters, Betty (Jack) Hickey, Port Hawkesbury, Karen MacDonell, Antigonish and Judy (Fred) Glasgow, Mississauga, Ont.; special brothers-in-law, Tom Farrell, Jack (Joan) McDonald, Winnipeg, Ken (Jan) Pineo, New Minas, N.S.; special sister-in-law, Marion Lawson; sister-in-law, Laura (Blair) Steele, Scots Bay; stepson, Jim (Cathy) Kinsman, Lakeville, N.S.; step-grandson, Christopher Kinsman, Waterville, N.S.; special nieces and nephew, Mary Beth, Susan and Mark Farrell, as well as many more nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Crain and Donna Farrell and brothers-in-law, Arthur Crain and Lauchie MacDonell.Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date, followed by interment.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA, Cape Breton Branch or a charity of your choice.

2/24/2014 August 17th, 1936
LeBlanc Bridget (McEachern) LeBlanc Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
Bridget (McEachern) LeBlanc, 92, of LeDrew Street, New Waterford, and formerly of Reserve Mines, died peacefully on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the New Waterford Hospital.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Catherine ‘Katie’ (Finnell) McEachern.
Bridget was a woman of strong faith. She was a member of the 3rd Order Lay Carmelite Community of St. Elijah, a CWL member and attended daily mass on a regular basis.
Bridget worked at the Tasty Treat, Heather Tavern (kitchen) and the New England Baptist Hospital in Roxbury, Massachusetts as a nurse’s aid. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be sadly missed by all.
Bridget is survived by one son, Joe (Karen), Windsor, Ontario; four daughters, Maureen Finlayson, Scotchtown, Yvonne McQueen, River Ryan, Ann Marie McDonald (Earl), Moncton, Karen Clements-Bedi (Amarjit), Moncton; one brother, John Angus McEachern, New Waterford; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great - great grandchildren.
Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Hattie Chiasson, New Victoria, many nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Rev. Reginald Currie, East Bay.
Bridget was predeceased by her husband, Henry LeBlanc of Cheticamp in 1992, siblings, Roddie, Robert ‘Bobby’, Walter ‘Brother’, Roy, Mary Fraser, Catherine ‘Ca’ MacDonald, Nora ‘Nonie’ Deveaux, son-in-law, John Finlayson, two grandchildren, Stephanie Finlayson and Michael Clements.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass concelebrated by Rev. Ray Huntley and Rev. Reginald Currie will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. A reception will follow in St. Leonard Parish Hall, Convent Street.
In lieu of flowers, mass offering would be appreciated.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Special thanks to Dr. Farrell, Dr. Peter Littlejohn and 2nd Floor staff at the New Waterford Hospital for their care and compassion.

3/15/2014 Reserve Mines
LeBlanc Hubert Austin LeBlanc Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
Hubert Austin LeBlanc, 97, of Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp, formerly of Margaree, passed away on March 20, 2014 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.
Born in Margaree, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. 
Hubert joined the armed forces in 1943 and served until his discharge in 1946. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32, Cheticamp. He worked as a coal miner for over 40 years in Northern Ontario, Quebec, New Waterford and for many years at Evans Coal Mine in St. Rose, Inverness County.
Hubert was known as a hard worker. He overcame many health issues throughout his lifetime, but remained physically strong and independent till his 97th year. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was known for his sense of humour and sense of style. He loved to spend time fishing on the Margaree River, enjoying a good meal, sitting in the sun admiring the view and welcoming people to his home.
He is survived by one son, Hubert Jr. (Pauline), Milton, Ont.; one daughter, Sylvia (Kenneth) Crowdis, Sydney River; three grandchildren, Steven LeBlanc, Milton, Ont., Robert LeBlanc (Katherine), Toronto, Ont. And Suzanne Crowdis (Paul Knight), Ottawa, Ont. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Margaret (Muise) in August 2013; one brother, Simon Joseph and five sisters, Lucy, Emma, Alice, Mary Ellen and Phyllis.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael Church, East Margaree. Interment in the parish cemetery. 
Donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Home.

3/20/2014 Margaree
LeDrew John 'Gordie' LeDrew CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 2nd, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gordie LeDrew, 63, of New Waterford on Jan. 2, 2014, at home.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of Margaret (Beaton) LeDrew and the late John Gordon LeDrew.
Gordie was a member of the former St. Agnes parish, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard.
He worked in Lingan mine and was a member of the UMWA for several years.
Gordie was actively involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He served on various boards and committees throughout the years including the Community Health Board, Alternative Justice, and New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic to name a few. He thoroughly enjoyed vacationing in Florida during the winter months and spending time with his family and friends. Gordie was an outgoing and well known man who will be missed by all.
Surviving are brothers, Kevin (Susan), Sparwood, B.C., Paul (Ruth), Aurora, Ont., 'Little Brother' and close friend, Cory (Beth) Markotjohn, New Waterford; sisters, Michelle (Tommy Hay), New Waterford, Yvonne, Goose Creek, South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and very close niece, Jamael (Scott) Mazerolle, Halifax.
Gordie was predeceased by his father, John Gordon, brother, George, sister, Annsy, 'Little Brother' and close friend, Vince Penney.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 5-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/2/2014 New Waterford
LeDrew Stella LeDrew CBP 25/01/2014
Stella LeDrew

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

We, the family of Stella Loretta LeDrew, regret to announce her passing on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Annie (Osmond) Andrews. Stella grew up in Whitney Pier until the age of 13, when the family moved to Ashby, but she was always a “Pier Girl” at heart.
In her younger years, Stella was an avid athlete, playing hockey for the Ashby Royals. Her love of skating continued into her later years, as she enjoyed adult skating at the old Sydney Forum. For the last 60 years, summers were spent at the family bungalow in Grand Mira North, a place that was the pride and joy to her and her husband, Robert. She never missed an opportunity to give pointers about swimming to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her daughters, Deborah (Harvey) Pyke, Grand Mira, Nancy LeDrew (Darrel McLean) East Bay and Laura Thompson, Sydney; son, Robert (Karen), Sydney; sisters, Maise Woodill, Halifax and Jeanette Sparling, Ontario; brother, Earl (Corrine), Ontario; grandchildren, Kelly, Amy, Aaron and Adam Pyke, Matthew, Daniel and Chelsea Kokoska, Dane Thompson and Victoria and Ryan LeDrew; great-grandchildren, Parker and Cole Pyke and Jana LeDrew.
Stella was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sisters, Dorothy and Madeline; brothers, Jack, Albert, Loddie, Harold and Robert and granddaughter, Allison Kokoska.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/23/2014 Sydney
Legatto Mary (Walsh) Legatto CBP 15/02/2014
Mary (Walsh) Legatto

Born: June 20th, 1952

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 13th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother Mary Margaret Legatto, age 61, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family in the An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Mary was devoted to her family and cherished every moment she spent with them.
Mary was born on June 20, 1952, and was the daughter of Charlotte 'Lottie' Walsh and the late Philip Walsh of Florence. Mary was a member of Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines. She was a former member of the Florence Ladies Auxiliary of the Florence Fire Department, and an avid member of TOPS in Florence. Mary loved to participate in Aqua Fitness classes at the Northside Pool. She and Greg loved to spend summers camping with friends at St. Anne’s Campground. Mary loved to bake and always loved to share her goodies with family and friends. There were many people who received her knitted slippers, which she knitted with so much love.
Mary worked for National Sea for over 20 years, until her retirement.
Mary is survived by her husband of 43 years, Greg Legatto, a daughter, Bonnie Corinne (Shaun), in Florence, and a son Gregory in Alberta. Mary is also survived by four grandchildren who she dearly adored -- Logan, Sam, Rebecca and a special grandson Brandon Gregory. She is also survived by her mother Charlotte (Lottie) Walsh, one sister Bonnie Walsh in Florence, two brothers – Wayne (Darlene) in Sydney Mines and Philip (Karen) in Ontario. Mary is also survived by her brothers & and sisters-in-law: Clifford and Noel Legatto, Michael and Corinne MacDonald and George and Donna Burt. Mary was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her father Philip, Mary was predeceased by an infant brother, Simon Percy (1951) and her mother and father-in-law Joseph and Muriel Legatto.
At Mary’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will take place on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. The burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery at a later date. A reception will be held in St. Stephen’s Hall in Florence, following the mass.
Family flowers only please. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to Palliative Care through the Northside Hospital Foundation, the Cape Breton Hospital Foundation, or to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

2/13/2014 June 20th, 1952
Legge Albert Raymond Legge Cape Breton Post 03/03/2014
Loved by many, respected by all — it is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Albert Legge, age 93, at home. He will be deeply missed by his old and new friends. His family will especially feel the loss.
He is survived by his dear wife of 50 years, Gladys, and seven children, Harold Legge, Linda Dixon (LLoyd), Joyce Power (Gordon), Joan Sinclair (David), Barbara Wallace, Deborah Rose and Susan DeWitt (Clif); grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Laura, Kristin, Pamela, Gregory, Matthew and many great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his eldest son, Gerald Legge (Jean) and an infant daughter, Doreen.
Thank you to all friends and relatives who have helped and comforted us. Thank you to palliative care doctors, City Homemaker staff and VON for all your love, support and help. An extra heartfelt thank you to Dr. Murdock Smith, Palliative Care Nurse Michelle Murphy and VON nurse Paul for touching Dad's life so deeply during his illness.
As someone familiar with the promises of God, Albert looked forward to the "Real Life" and hoped to attain it.
A memorial service will take place at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 786 Alexandra St., Sydney on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

3/1/2014 October 20th, 1920
LeLacheur Alden George LeLacheur Cape Breton Post 14/03/2014
Alden George LeLacheur passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the age of 81 at home in Port Hawkesbury. 
Alden was born Aug.18, 1932, in Grandique Ferry, to the late John Robert and Rose Barbara (MacRae) LeLacheur. He lived most of his life in Lennox Passage until he moved to Port Hawkesbury in 1985. His various jobs took him throughout the provinces but home was always home. No matter where he was his heart was never far from the place he loved -- the water. If he was fishing smelt, cod or mackerel at the Causeway, he was always at peace by the water. He was all ready to tell you a story and he could really get you laughing – he could pass along some pretty tall tales. 
He is survived by brothers, Harold (Pauline Youst), Toronto, Gordon (Annie MacRae), Lennox Passage, Harry (Annabelle Keating), Lennox Passage; sisters, Emellean (Gordon) Rowe, Martinique and Edna (Alan) MacRae, Troy; and a very special buddy, Clyde Malcolm. 
He was predeceased by his life partner, Edna Skinner Mugford; sisters, Elizabeth (Alexander) Boucher, Ida (Thomas) Matthews, Barbara (Earl) LeLacheur, Joan (David) Ross; brothers, James (Laura Sampson), Robert (Barbara Nash), Gerald (Rose Fougere), Irving (Marie MacRae), Vincent (Flora MacRae) and a brother in infancy; sisters-in-law, Annie and Marie; brothers-in-law, Gordon, Alan, Alexander, Thomas, Earl and David. 
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including three special nieces, Myrtle, Barbie and Darlene who cared for him as he prepared his journey to sail into the waiting arms of loved ones who went before him. 
We would also like to thank Dr. Collins, Dr. Pluta, Dr. Cooper, Nancy Cameron and all those associated with palliative care, home care and staff of Strait Richmond Hospital. 
Donations can be made to the cancer society, palliative care or the charity of choice. 
Burial to be held at a later date. 

3/11/2014 Grandique Ferry, August 18, 1932
Ley Donald Francis Ley CBP 11/02/2014
Donald Francis Ley

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney

It is with profound sorrow that the family announces the passing of Donald Francis Ley at 67 years.
Born in Sydney, Donnie was the son of the late Bernard and Marion (Burt).
Loving father of Daryn (Amanda) and Jennifer (Alain Henry) of Sudbury, Ont. Beloved Papa Ocean to Emily, Tori, Ethan, Kendra, Ryker and Haven. Cherished brother of Myrna (Pat Delaney), William (Alice), Diane MacInnis, Florence (Frank Sampson), Debbie (Dave Mullins) and Brian (Tonya). Loving companion to Sandra Evely.
Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by sister Evelyn Oakley and brother Gordie.
He was retired from Inco in Sudbury where he worked as a hoisting engineer for 30 years before the ocean called him back home. Donnie touched the lives of everyone he knew with his selfless nature. He had a wicked sense of humour that warmed hearts. Donnie also had a VW Westvalia that was to take him all over the country. After tirelessly working to repair the travel van, Donnie got the vehicle humming along at a whopping 75ft/gallon. For anyone looking for a travel van with lots of expensive new parts, Donnie’s can be found at the bottom of the Sydney River.
A celebration of Donnie’s life will be held at SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or donations, his children would like you to consider supporting a new album by his nephew Keith Mullins that will be dedicated to Donnie’s memory. Donnie was forever proud of how a love and talent for music brought his family together. From his parents, to his siblings, to his nieces, nephews and children, music has always been the heart and soul of the family.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Haleem and the wonderful staff in Palliative Care at CBRH for the comfort and support they provided Donnie at the end of his life.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.


Sydney
Locke Florence Locke CBP 14/01/2014
Florence Locke

Born In: River Ryan

Passed in: River Ryan
Passed on: January 12th, 2014

With great sadness and love, we regret to announce the passing of Florence Anne Locke on Jan. 12, 2014, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born and raised in River Ryan, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Harriett and Barney Quinn.
Florence was a dedicated and passionate teacher for 31 years at St. Michael's School as well as working with the Speech and Hearing Department.
Surviving are her sons, Michael (Shelley), Medicine Hat, Alta., Gerald (Nancy), Enfield, N.S.; daughter, Jennifer (Guy Lamey), New Victoria, N.S.; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Jillian, Gerald, Victoria, Joseph and Thomas; four sisters, Joanie (Gerald) Burke, Bernice (Lionel) King, River Ryan, Greta (Leo) MacKinnon, New York, and Lorraine (David) Sheppard, Lingan, N.S.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Shirley (Mickey) MacKinnon and husband Chester Webb.
In honour of her wishes, there will be a private family visitation at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Cremation will follow. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Combined Christmas Giving (for details contact Shelley McLellan, chairperson, at 862-6142).
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/12/2014 River Ryan
Mac Dougall Barbara MacDougall Cape Breton Post 29/03/2014
Barbara MacDougall
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed in: Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 28th, 2014
With heavy hearts we regret to announce the sudden peaceful passing of Barbara, our beloved sister, aunt and friend on Feb. 28, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Alex and Margaret (Brown) MacDougall.
She is survived by sisters, Joyce (Dave) King, Alexis (George) Penny and brother, Donald (Edna) MacDougall, also by half brothers and sisters, Cathy MacMullin, Kim MacKinnon, Joseph MacDougall and Alex MacDougall and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, William 'Buddy' MacDougall and Murdock MacDougall.
A memorial mass will be held in her honour on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church with a lunch to follow in the parish hall.
Barbara was very proud of her Scottish heritage and her Cape Breton roots. 
"We will miss you dear sister. Rest in peace."

2/28/2014 Sydney Mines
MacAskill Christine MacAskill CBP 02/01/2014
Passed on: December 23rd, 2013

Chris left us and went home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 23, 2013.
She passed away peacefully at Victoria County Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Born on Nov.18, 1939, at North River Bridge to parents Molcolm Jim MacAskill and Dolena (MacLeod) MacAskill.
Chris is survived by two brothers, Lloyd (Delores) and Mel, both at North River also two sisters, Edna (Leonard) Smith and Stella Horton, both living in Baddeck. She is also survived by nieces and nephews and her best friend, Linda MacLean.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Molly MacSween, Sydney, Rosie Burbine and Sadie MacAskill, North River Bridge; also brothers-in-law, Clarence MacSween and Ralph Burbine.
Chris requested no visitation or funeral. A graveside service will be held at a later date.Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley
“Safe in the Arms of Jesus'

12/23/2013 North River Bridge on Nov. 18, 1939
MacAulay Wallace 'Wally' Allister MacAulay Cape Breton Post 22/03/2014
We regret to announce the passing of a dear brother and uncle, Wallace 'Wally' Allister MacAulay, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 65.
Born in Upper Leitches Creek, he was the son of the late Dan and Christine (Johnson) MacAulay. 
Wally worked for 10 years with the Department of Highways and then with the Department of Natural Resources as a fire tower operator, retiring after 35 years. 
Wally is survived by his brothers Charlie (Lena) and John (Pauline), both in Upper Leitches Creek and his sister Cathy (John Parks), Georges River. Also surviving are his nieces Shannon, Sydney, and Jennifer, NL., and nephews Richard, BC., Johnny, Sydney, Darren, Alberta, Justin, North Sydney, his aunt Mina Johnson, South Bar and uncle Philip McDonald, BC., and numerous cousins and many friends.
There will be no visitation by request. A graveside committal will be held for Wally at a later date at Calvin United Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek .
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. 

3/19/2014 Upper Leitches Creek
Born: October 30, 1948
MacDermid Doris MacDermid Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Doris MacDermid
Margaree Valley
It I s with heavy hearts and fond memories we announce the passing of our mother, Doris MacDermid, 85, of Margaree Valley, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the ICM Hospital. Born in Belle Cote to the late Alfred and Annie (Phillips) Ingraham. She is survived by daughters, Edie (Leo) M acDougall, Washabuck, Evelyn (Kevin) Carmicahel, Helen (Daniel) Stewart, Margaree Valley and a son, Ian ( John), Dartmouth; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Laura, Ella, Margaret, Alice ( Jerry), Della and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald MacDermid and five brothers, Ruben, James, Bevis, Alex and Bud. Visitation will be Thursday, March 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre. Service Friday March 28 at 11 a .m. in th e Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre, family members only. Interment in the Margaree V alley Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of f lowers, donations may be made to L’Arche Cape Breton or charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.  

3/19/2014
MacDonald Christena Pauline (MacKinnon) MacDonald CBP 14/01/2014
Christena Pauline (MacKinnon) MacDonald

Born In: Shenacadie

Passed in: Coxheath
Passed on: January 13th, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother, Christena Pauline MacDonald, 91, of Coxheath.
As she wished Christena passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 13, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Born in Shenacadie, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sarah (MacAdam) MacKinnon.
Christena took great pride in her Scottish heritage, travelling to Scotland several times to trace her roots. She was a fluent Gaelic speaker and former member of the Gaelic Society. She loved spending time “up the country” (at Shenacadie). Christena was a very religious woman devoted to her Catholic faith and St. Anne de Beaupré. She enjoyed cooking for others, especially her cherished granddaughter Emily. Mom was happiest surrounded by all her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gardening and planting flowers was always a favorite pastime.
She is survived by her loving children, Eugene, Coxheath, Mary (Louis) Digout, River Bourgeois, and Irene (Peter) Long, Coxheath; cherished grandchildren, Suzanne (Ken) Miles, Michael (Shannon) Long, Stephen (Jill) Long, Emily Long, Louis Digout, Jackie Digout and Mark Digout; great-grandchildren, Christina, Sarah, Kaitlyn Miles and Mikie, Rhiannon, Xander Long.
Christena was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene; son, John, sisters, Mary and Elizabeth and brothers, Neil and Rannie.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Paul Murphy, for his many years of compassionate care to our mother.
Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Rev. Duaine Devereaux will officiate. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in Christena’s memory may be made to the IWK or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/13/2014 Shenacadie
MacDonald Doris 'Dodie' MacDonald CBP 28/01/2014
Doris 'Dodie' MacDonald

Born In: New Castle

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Doris MacDonald, 83, formerly of Bridgeport and Reserve Mines.
Doris passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, where she had been a resident for the past 10 years.
Born in New Castle, N.B., Doris was the daughter of the late Gordon S. and Gertrude E. (Devereau) Ullock.
She was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Immaculate Conception Nursery School.
Doris will be sadly missed by her daughters, Debbie (Derrick) Gilbert, Glace Bay, Donna MacDonald, Ontario; sons, Donald (Isabell), Upper Tantallon, N.S., Allan (Chris), Ontario, Scott (Margo), Beechville, N.S.; sister, Helen (Murray) Dunnett, Fredericton, N.B.; brother, John (Jean) Ullock, Newcastle, N.B. Also surviving are cherished grandchildren, Kyle, Kurt, Melissa, Nicole, Adam, Justin, Ceili, Cameron, Hayden and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Fiona, Caidence, Skye and Avarie and sister-in-law, Dora Mae Ullock.
Doris was predeceased by her parents, loving husband, Donald S. MacDonald, sister, Betty Hubbard, brothers, Gerald and Don Ullock.
Visitation for Doris will be held 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Donations in Doris’ memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the MacDonald family are available through www.vjmcgillivrary.ca.

1/24/2014 New Castle
MacDonald Ethel MacDonald (Dimmer) CBP 03/02/2014
Ethel MacDonald (Dimmer)

Passed in: Truro, Canada
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

It is with sadness and broken hearts that we, the family of Ethel Marie MacDonald, announce her peaceful passing on Friday, January 31, 2014, surrounded by her family, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.
Ethel is survived by her sons, Malcolm (Raye), Sydney; Brian (Bonnie), Springhill; David (Angie), Kinmount, Ontario; daughters, Sharon (Glen Weston), Truro; Denece, Sarnia, Ontario; sisters, Esther (Tony Wadden), Shirley Shortliffe, Truro; brother, Willam (Helen), Barrie, Ontario. Ethel will be missed by her 15 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Ethel was predeceased by her parents, Allister and Florence MacLeod; sisters, Polly MacNeil, Shirley in infancy; brother, John MacLeod.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where Ethel’s family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., Father Francesco Pirisi officiating. Reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory to Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre or Colchester East Hants Regional Library are welcomed.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ethel’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

1/31/2014
MacDonald Evan 'Sonny' MacDonald CBP 20/01/2014
Evan 'Sonny' MacDonald

Born In: Sydney
Born: March 28th, 1938

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Sonny passed away peacefully in the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney on March 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Janet MacDonald.
When Sonny was a young boy, he and his mother came to live in Grand River Falls at the home of Malcolm and Mary Morrison. For most of his life, Sonny worked as a labourer. When he move to Glace Bay, he became fondly know as 'Canon' to his friends. In his later years, he could be seen pushing his cart around the town and talking to the many people who showed kindness to him. In April 2013, he became a resident of Victoria Haven, until his hospitalization in November.
He is survived by his dear friend, Lila Poirier, Glace Bay and also by, Sandy and Judy Morrison, Grand River Falls.
Besides his mother, Sonny was predeceased by Malcom and Mary Morrison.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and in Grand River Presbyterian Church on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment in Ferguson Lake Cemetery.
A very special thank you to the doctors and staff of the CBRH for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Sonny.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/17/2014 Sydney on Mar. 28, 1938
MacDonald Garvin MacDonald CBP 04/02/2014
Garvin MacDonald




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garvin, following his long battle with Parkinsons.
Garvin started his writing career in 1952, covering sports for the Cape Breton Post. He continued his career in Ontario, working in public relations at Automatic Electric Brockville, and in 1980, he became the editor for Microtel Corporate Communications in British Columbia.
Survived by wife Shirley, children Susan, Shari, Shauna, Glenn and Grant, and siblings Fletcher, Charles, Ellen Beth and Nonnie.



MacDonald Gladys Isabel MacDonald CBP 13/02/2014
Gladys Isabel MacDonald

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Port Morien
Passed on: February 11th, 2014

Gladys MacDonald, 76 of Port Morien, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Gladys was the daughter of the late John and Isabel (Orr) Gilholm.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church, Port Morien. Gladys started her working career as a telephone operator in Port Morien and later she retired from Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Schoolboard. She was a life member at Branch 55, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Morien, and served as Legion Chaplain and secretary. Gladys was very community-minded and volunteered her time at her church and legion; she was always ready to lend a helping hand. But mostly, Gladys will be remembered as having a great sense of humour, a quick wit; and the ability to tell a good joke or story.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Paula (Randy), Bedford; two brothers, David (Deanna), Jack, both in Sydney; one sister, Catherine, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Chris and Scott Aucoin and her special nephew, Christopher Gilholm.
Besides her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Michael, one son, Alan Michael and a sister, Margie.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Biggar is Saturday, 2 p.m. in St. John’s United Church, Port Morien. Interment in Blackbrook Cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception at Branch 55 RCL, Port Morien.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/11/2014 Glace Bay
MacDonald Gordon MacDonald CBP 14/02/2014
Gordon MacDonald

Born In: Baddeck Bay

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 12th, 2014

With saddened hearts, we, the family of Gordon Fraser MacDonald, 77, of Middle River, regret to announce his passing on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Baddeck Bay, he was the son of the late Kenneth Rae 'KR' and Margaret (MacAulay) MacDonald.
Gordon was a member of Middle River United Church. He was a dedicated member of St. Marks Masonic Lodge #35 for 55 years, Philae Shriners (Arm of Gold) and the Royal Order of Jesters. His pride and passion was Midway Motors, where he spent a life long career working with his family. He was charismatic in every aspect of his life, a loyal friend, and a proud community member, who will be missed at many breakfast tables.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Pottle); son, Bradley (Jennifer) MacDonald and daughter, Megan (Sheldon) MacDonald, both of Baddeck. He was the proud grandfather of Ruby, Hazel, and Kate 'KR', whom he treasured. Gordon is survived by his twin brother, Jackie (Gussie), Baddeck; brother, Bobby (Linda), Middle River; niece and nephews, as well as their growing families; and best friend, Gordon 'Quig' Quigley, Inverness.
He was predeceased by a brother, Murdock Kenneth 'Buster' MacDonald.
Visitation will be take place Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in the MacAulay Conference Center, Inverary Inn, Baddeck. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Farquharson Presbyterian Church, Middle River, with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment in Middle River Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held Saturday evening at 7 p.m.
Memorials in Gordon's memory may be made to the Shriners Children Travel Fund, P.O. Box 9050 Station "A" Halifax, N.S., B3K 5M7.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
"Next time you see a shiny antique car, a freshly mowed field, or a Harley on the open road, think of Gordon."

2/12/2014 Baddeck Bay
MacDonald Harriet 'Betty' MacDonald CBP 23/01/2014
Harriet 'Betty' MacDonald

Born In: Glace Bay
Born: November 29th, 1928

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

Harriet Elizabeth 'Betty' MacDonald passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Jan. 17, 2014.
Betty was born in Glace Bay on Nov. 29, 1928 to Donald John and Annie May (MacQuarrie) Buchanan.
Betty is survived by her sister, Corrine Hunter; nieces, Carol, Gay and Susan. She is also survived by great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; as well as sisters, Arabelle and Charlotte.
The family extends a special “Thank you” to the Northside Community Guest Home for their wonderful care and also a “thank you” to Catherine MacLean (her cousin) and Joann and Al McIntyre for their visits and kindness to Betty.
Betty has been cremated at her request and there will be no visitation or service at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Patten funeral Home, Glace Bay.

1/17/2014 Glace Bay on Nov. 29, 1928
MacDonald Hugh MacDonald CBP 14/01/2014
Hugh MacDonald

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Born In: MacAdam's Lake

Passed in: MacAdam's Lake
Passed on: January 11th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Hugh MacDonald on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in MacAdam’s Lake, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (Currie) MacDonald.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing tarabish and bingo.
Hugh is survived by daughter, Lori-Ann Tracey, Moncton, N.B.; sons, James and John MacDonald, MacAdam’s Lake; sister, Annie MacDonald; brother, Michael MacDonald; grandchildren, Cheryl Ann Tighe, Michael MacNeil, Eric Wood; great-grandson, Jaxon, as well as niece Mary Theresa MacDonald.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Andrew Campbell, brothers, Michael Gregory and Joe, special friend, Theresa Pettipas.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held on 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Burial to take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/11/2014 MacAdam's Lake
MacDonald James 'Scooter' MacDonald Cape Breton Post 21/03/2014
James 'Scooter' MacDonald
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 19th, 2014
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jim MacDonald on Wednesday, March, 19, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (MacLean) MacDonald.
He was employed with the Sydney Engineering and Dry Docks until his retirement. He enjoyed playing the guitar for the cruise ships, he enjoyed gardening and hunting. He was a member of the United Church of Canada.
Jim is survived by his children, Daniel and Rod (Julie), both of Sydney, Alonzo (Lucy) Halifax, Rosena, Bedford, Catherine, Antigonish; three wonderful grandchildren, Amy Jean, Emily and Olivia. He is also survived his sister, Carol (Basil) Rannie, Sydney; two nieces, Shauna and Erin, nephews, Johnny and Martin.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Edith (Ginter) MacDonald (2010), sister, Jean Musgrave, brother, Gordon.
Visitation will be held today (Friday, March 21, 2014) at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment to take place at a later date.
Donations may be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

3/19/2014 Sydney
MacDonald Joan Mildred MacDonald Cape Breton Post 08/03/2014
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our mom, Joan Mildred MacDonald. After a long battle with cancer, Mom passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Joan’s journey on earth began in River Hebert, N.S. on September 7, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Garvin and Helen (Betts) Wolfe.
Mom was a homemaker. She first lived in Port Morien and later moved to a farm in Broughton. Joan enjoyed knitting mittens and socks for her grandchildren, crocheting, doing jig-saw puzzles with her sister Eva, and going to bingo on Saturdays at the fire hall. She will always be remembered for her kind and generous nature. Mom loved to laugh and touched all those who knew her.
Joan was the beloved wife of the late, Clarence 'Ches' MacDonald for 57 years, she was a loving sister to Eva MacIntosh and a loving mother to her sons and daughters, Stuart (Janet), Rita (John) Koole, Kenneth (Kay), David (Lin), Keith (Paddy), Brian (Angie) and Barbara; Joan will be sadly missed by her 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Ches, Joan was predeceased by her brother, Lorne.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Lydia E. MacKinnon will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. All are invited to join the family at a reception at the Birch Grove Fire Hall following funeral service.
At this time we would like to thank Dr. Gordon Spencer, Dr. Ron MacCormack and the nurses on 3 east at the Glace Bay Hospital.
As an expression of sympathy for Joan, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.

3/6/2014 Born In: River Hebert
Born: September 7th, 1934
MacDonald John Young MacDonald CBP 06/02/2014
John Young MacDonald

Born In: Glace Bay


Passed in: Glace Bay Sydney
Passed on: January 4th, 2014


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family and friends mourn the passing of our gentle and loving John Y. MacDonald at the age of 50.
John lost his painful battle to COPD on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his loving family at his side.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Phyllis and the late Eddie 'Comet' MacDonald and was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay.
Our John had also been suffering from schizophrenia for nearly three decades. Before John became ill, he led a wonderful life doing what he loved, playing guitar, writing songs and enjoying life. John’s illness did not interfere with his compassion and love for others and anyone who was fortunate to meet John loved him instantly. He treated everyone with respect and dignity, but unfortunately he didn’t receive the same from some, yet he never complained.
John had a loving soul, the biggest heart and a beautiful mind.
John Y. will be missed by many; especially by his beautiful mom, Phyllis MacDonald (Gerard Gouthro); sons, J.J. Chant (Kerri Ann), Justin Chant and their mother Pam Chant; sisters, Deb (Brian) White, Dominion, Tracey (Ron) Campbell, Sydney; nieces and nephews, Jason (Amanda) White and baby Clark, Ryan (Michelle) White, Aaron White, Matthew Campbell, Connor Campbell, Leona (Jason) McVicar, Jacob McVicar, Breanna McVicar, Chris Kerr, Nevaeh Kerr, Wendy Kerr, Elijah, Heather (Kevin) Merrill and baby Ronan; Erika Kerr, Joel Peach, Kendra(Ross) MacVicar, Ashley MacDonald (Blair) and baby Cole.
John was predeceased by his Dad, Eddie 'Comet' MacDonald, sister, Wendie Muise, brother, Ken 'Cougar' MacDonald, brother-in-law, Brad Kerr, grandparents, Jack and Elizabeth 'Mamow' MacDonald and Harold and Edna Matthews.
There will be no public visitation for John MacDonald. A funeral service will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Donations in John Y’s memory may be made to the Wendie Muise Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the MacDonald family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Thank you John for teaching us the true purpose of life is that it doesn’t cost a penny to be kind, compassionate and to have respect for each other.
Never judge a book by its cover.
No more suffering John.
Rest in peace.
Free at Last.

1/4/2014 Glace Bay
MacDonald Madonna (Cantwell) MacDonald CBP 18/01/2014
Madonna (Cantwell) MacDonald

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 16th, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Madonna (Cantwell) MacDonald on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Formerly of Kings Road, she passed away at Harbourstone Enhanced Care (Soldiers Cove), where she resided for the past four years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Predeceased by her parents, Amos and Marguerite (Gannon) Cantwell; her husband, Roderick; brothers, Gerald and Con; and sisters, Alma Ferguson and Jenny Butts.
A devoted and loving mother, she is survived by her children, John (Helen), Marguerite, Sandra Guenette (Serge), Alma Leader (Todd) and Pauline McLean (Andrew). Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole) and Kyle MacDonald, Brandon and Andrew Guenette, Ali Madonna and Brian Leader and Abbie and Liam McLean. She is also survived by honorary daughter, Gloria MacMillan.
Born and raised in North Sydney, she attended St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing and worked for many years at Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines, where she treated her patients with great care and compassion. Her deep faith was evident in all her activities of daily living and it gave her great strength. Ma you will live on forever in our hearts and memories.
To the staff of Soldiers Cove, thank you is not adequate enough for the gratitude we have for all the wonderful care and compassion shown to our mother and our family over the past four years.
Funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at Saint Anthony Daniel Church. Private family interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/16/2014
MacDonald Margaret MacDonald CBP 21/01/2014
Margaret MacDonald

Born In: Donkin

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret MacDonald, 88, at the Glace Bay General Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Margie was the daughter of the late Dan Alex and Carrie (Wadden) MacMullen, and was a member of St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin.
Margie was a member of the Queen Victoria Rebekah Lodge #63. She was known for having the teapot on for anyone who visited and she was happiest when her house was full. Margie devoted her life to her family and was a caregiver to many throughout the years.
Margie is survived by her two daughters, Catherine (Paul) Blades, Donkin, and Morah MacDonald, Ottawa. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Joanne (Floyd), Paula and Jennifer as well as her cherished great grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Liam and Lindsay. Also surviving is her sister, Catherine Ryan; her brothers, Alfred (Eileen), Donnie and a sister-in-law, Bernadette. Margie is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Margie was predeceased by her first husband, Orville McGillivray and her second husband, Phillip MacDonald. She was also predeceased by brothers, Hartland (in infancy), Thomas (Minnie), Jimmy (Martha) and Gordie, as well as sister-in-law, Effie, brother-in-law, Gerald, niece Jackie and special grandson-in-law, Bernie.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Biggar is Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s United Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the St. Luke's United Church, General Fund, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences to the MacDonald family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

Margaret MacDonald

The funeral for the late Margaret MacDonald was cancelled yesterday due to weather conditions. The funeral service is now scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin.
Margaret’s complete obituary is available at www.vjmcgillivray.ca

1/19/2014 Donkin
MacDonald Muriel MacDonald Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Muriel MacDonald
Born In: Sydney
Born: April 21st, 1915
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 20th, 2014
Muriel 'Pete' MacDonald, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, holding the hand of her much loved granddaughter, Lindsey.
Muriel was born in Sydney on April 21, 1915, the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Townsend) Peters of Union Street.
She leaves behind her five children, Fred, Long River, P.E.I., Heather (Brian) Bellmore, Toronto, Ont.; Judy (Joe) Grant, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Charlotte (George) Lucas, White Rock, B.C., and Beverley (Gary) Muir, Groves Point, C.B.; also her grandchildren, the MacDonalds, Doug (Stacey), P.E.I. and Sarah Jane, Dartmouth; the Bellmores, Maureen (Tim), Patrick (Jessica), Erin (Jesse) and David, Toronto, the Grants, Susan, Alberta and Kate, Toronto, the Lucas girls, Robyn (Jason), Carolyn and Karen, B.C., and the Muirs, Sandy (Sara Beth) and Lindsey (Dalton), Sydney. She dearly loved each and every one of her growing list of great-grandchildren, Reese, Colby, Talayah; Meghan Muriel, Sophie, Julia; Clarke, Charlie, Thomas, Ryan, Jack; Lucca, Aiden, Griffin; and Jacob. All adored her and miss her terribly. Muriel is also survived by her sister-in-law, Val MacDonald (late Donald) of Lorne Street, Sydney, also a long list of nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Douglas 'Doug' MacDonald, her brothers, Dudley Peters, Sydney, and Fred (Mary Rose) Peters, Georgetown, Ont., also her sister, Henrietta 'Pete' (Lyle) Skinner of North Sydney.
As a child, she spent many summer vacations in her beloved Louisbourg with her grandparents, the Peters and Townsends, and with her Peters, Townsend, Martel, Dillon and Dixon cousins in Louisbourg and Main-a-Dieu.
Mom was involved in school sports, and later enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge. She was a past member of the Kinette Club of North Sydney. She and Dad raised their family on View Street in North Sydney where neighbours were like extended family and lifelong friendships developed. Summers were spent in Ingonish, from where we all have many happy memories.
In later years she lived in Williston House and most recently at The Cove Guest Home. Much appreciation goes out to the staff of the Cove, for their exemplary care. Very special thanks to Marion Worthington who remained her devoted companion and friend to the end.
Local family and friends held a celebration of Mom’s life on Sunday in Groves Point. All of her children and grandchildren will come to Cape Breton to attend a funeral and graveside service in August.
Arrangements are entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.

3/20/2014 April 21st, 1915
MacDonald Patricia (Murphy) MacDonald CBP 30/01/2014
Patricia (Murphy) MacDonald

Born In: Sydney
Born: November 19th, 1946

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 27th, 2014

Patricia Ann MacDonald, formerly of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, passed away at her home in Halifax, surrounded by family, on Jan. 27, 2014, after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Patricia was born on Nov. 19, 1946 in Sydney, N.S. and grew up in Whitney Pier. She attended school in Sydney, graduated from Sydney Academy High School, and started her career at the Bank of Montreal in 1965. After a temporary leave, to raise her young family, Patricia rejoined the bank and served for a total of 25 years, retiring in 2006, as assistant branch manager.
Patricia was most happy enjoying time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and embarking on travel adventures with her loving husband.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Conrad MacDonald; three sons, Bradly MacQuarrie (Annette), Scott MacQuarrie (Raynelle), and Matthew MacQuarrie (Lynne); two stepchildren, Brian MacDonald (Jen) and Lisa MacDonald; grandchildren, Angus MacQuarrie, Owen MacQuarrie, Alexandra MacQuarrie, Xavier MacQuarrie, Autumn MacDonald, Brianna MacDonald and Ella MacDonald; aunts, Alice MacDonald of Grand Mira, N.S. and Annie White of Saint John, N.B.; father, George Dickson and brothers, Bruce Dickson and Anthony Dickson, all of Brantford, Ont.
Patricia was predeceased by her mother, Mary ‘Minnie’ Murphy; Alistair MacQuarrie, the father of her three sons, and by her sister, Dawn (Dickson) MacWilliam.
Visitation for the late Patricia Ann MacDonald will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, 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 Patricia may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund or charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend thanks to all friends and family, whose love and support made dark days a little brighter. To the nurses, doctors and staff of Hematology, Palliative Care, VON, the Red Cross and family doctor, Dr. Tarek Khalil, whose care and compassion made living with and treating the illness, a little easier, and who helped make Patricia's wish to spend her final days in her home, with her family, a reality.
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.

1/27/2014 Sydney on Nov. 19, 1946
MacDonald Paul MacDonald CBP 03/02/2014
Paul MacDonald

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 1st, 2014

Today we mourn the passing of Paul Gerard MacDonald, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Paul passed away peacefully on Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Paul was the son of the late George and Marion (MacKenzie) MacDonald. He was a lifetime resident of Dominion. Paul was a miner, working in # 26, Lingan and Prince Mines. Paul’s greatest passion was his family of whom he was very proud. He was also an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He loved to laugh and carry on with people and could often be found sharing a joke or story at the local Tim Hortons.
Paul is survived by his wife, Anne (MacNeil) who was his best friend and the love of his life; sons, Paul Joe, Chris, Ryan (Ashley) and Evan (Talia); as well as his two grandchildren, Erika and Zachary who were so special to him and brightened up his days with their presence. Paul is also survived by brothers, George (Miriam), Edward (Anita) and Francis (Sandy) and sisters, Margie (Kevin) Hill, and Ollie (Tony) Hamilton, parents-in-law, Joseph and Lena MacNeil; brothers-in-law, Michael (Darlene), Steve (Uli), Bernie (Florence); sisters-in-law Mary (Eddie) Kelly, Brenda (Greg) MacKinnon, Lisa (Tom) Whiting, and Diane, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Paul was predeceased by his parents, George and Marion MacDonald and sisters, Mary Catherine and Mary Louise, in infancy.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Gallivan for his care and compassion for Paul, as well as the nurses and staff at the Glace Bay Hospital who kept him smiling throughout his lengthy illness, you became like family to him.
The family will be honoring Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Fr. Daniel Boudreau will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the MacDonald family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/1/2014
Macdonald R.R. 'Bob' Macdonald CBP 30/01/2014
R.R. 'Bob' Macdonald

Born In: Sydney
Born: December 26th, 1931

Passed in: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

R.R. 'Bob' Macdonald (CLU), 83, Truro, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Sydney, he was a son of the late Edward and Elsie (Sangster) Macdonald. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Maisie (MacEachern); son, Robert (Patricia), Sydney; daughter, Maureen (Wayne) MacLean, Truro; brother-in-law, Donald (Mary) MacEachern, Glendale; devoted grandfather 'Papa' to his granddaughters, Ainsley, Kristen, Jennifer, Laura and great-grandchildren, Ella and Daniel; sister, Mary Macdonald, Sydney. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Father Sangster Macdonald; sisters, Thora Macdonald, Anna in infancy. Bob spent many years in the insurance industry working for Maritime Life. He received his CLU designation and moved from Sydney to head office in Halifax where he continued on to Ontario as branch manager in several Ontario cities. Upon returning to Cape Breton in 1970, Bob continued to work as an independent insurance agent until his retirement. Bob's family was the cornerstone for his existence and he was a friend to many. He will be remembered most for his vibrant personality, infectious sense of humour and love of animals; traits he passed onto his children and family. Pleased to call him friend, proud to call him Dad and honoured to have loved, Bob you will be missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Fr. Francesco Pirisi officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory to a charity of one’s choice 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 Bob’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

1/28/2014 Sydney on Dec. 26, 1931
MacDonald Sheldon MacDonald CBP 25/01/2014
Sheldon MacDonald


Passed away at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at the age of 74 years.
Sheldon MacDonald, loving husband of Lola MacDonald (nee) Hoffmann. Dear father of Kirk MacDonald of Waterloo, Marlene Holman (Dan) of Edmonton, Shelley Stortz (Blaine) of Heidelberg and Darrell Lawrence (Anne-Marie) of Glace Bay. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Carter Manning and Liam. Fondly remembered by his sister Joan Johnston and brother Eric MacDonald (Linda). Brother-in-law of Joey Hoffmann (Evelyn).
Predeceased by his parents, Clarice and Neal MacDonald and brothers and sisters.
Sheldon was the past president of the Kitchener Army Navy Club #247
Friends are invited to share their memories of Sheldon with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m.
Condolences for the family and donations to Grand River Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

1/23/2014
MacDonald Stuart 'Doug' MacDonald CBP 16/01/2014
Stuart 'Doug' MacDonald

Passed on: January 14th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that on Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, Doug passed away peacefully.
Doug was a devoted family man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all. His legacy lives on with his loving wife of 64 years, Connie, and their children, Ian, Stuart (Linda), Bill (Alice), Corrine (Wayne) and Sandra; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Keith (Pat); sister-in-law, Jeannie and brother-in-law, Claude 'Todd' Hickey along with many nieces and nephews.
Doug was predeceased by his parents, William James and Eva MacDonald; brothers, Horace (Christine), Edgar; sister, Shirley Hickey and daughter-in-law, Diane.
For Doug, his greatest legacy was his family. He was never so happy as when he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They all meant the world to him. He would gaze over the crowd and be thankful for the wonderful family he had. He said that they were his utmost accomplishment.
Doug spent his adult life working as a locomotive engineer with the coal company and loved driving through Sydney Mines. Connie waved to Doug as he drove by while she was skating nearby. Doug realized he wanted more and went back and graduated from St. F.X. with his teaching degree. Doug soon went to the former Adult Vocational Training Centre as an Instructor. He enjoyed spending time with faculty and students and making an impact wherever he could.
Doug spoke so fondly of his memories and service with the 2nd Battalion of the Nova Scotia Highlanders, where he retired with the rank of Major, Commanding officer of A Company, North Sydney. Doug was a dedicated and founding member of the Northside Golden K Club. Doug believed in supporting others in every way possible and that was evident throughout his involvement with the United Church of Canada (Carman, Sydney Mines, and St. John’s, Big Bras d’Or). Doug supported his church family through fellowship and prayer.
We, his family, will miss Doug's sense of humour and fun-loving ways, but we are thankful for his 89 years of life. In Doug’s words, “Don’t be backwards about coming forward”.
We would like to extend our thanks to all of the care and support that Doug received from his doctor and nephew, Dr. Paul Hickey, the staff of Northside General Hospital, and the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home. Thank you all for the comfort and support that you provided to Dad. You made his final days as peaceful as possible and for that – we, the family, are grateful.
A memorial service celebrating Doug’s life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. in St. John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or, with Diane Kempt DLM officiating.
Special thanks to St. John’s United Church, their Ladies Auxiliary, and to the Northside Golden K Club for serving as Honourary Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s United Church, Building Fund.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/14/2014
MacDougall Faustina 'Faus' MacDougall CBP 17/02/2014
Faustina 'Faus' MacDougall

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

With saddened hearts, we the family of Faustina MacDougall regret to announce her passing on February 14, at the Galce Bay Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Ellen (Nolan) McMullin, Passchendaele.
Faus was a life long member of St. Anthony's Parish and Branch 40 Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed travelling and visited overseas with her veteran husband Hughie. She was employed at Jays Restaurant and later retired from Seaview Manor. Faus loved a good game of cards and made many friends travelling to the card games.
She was predeceased by her husband Hughie in 2001; brothers Dave, Justin, Lou and Matty; sisters Elizabeth McNeil, Cleo (Lokie) Robinson, Helen Stevens, Mary McKinnon and Marie Redmond.
She is survived by her sons Hughie F. (Anne), David (Michelle); daughters Patsy (John A. MacNeil), Lugene (Brian Petite); Faus is going to be dearly remembered by her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters Lily Rhodes and Kaye McNeil (Fabe).
Visitation will be (today) Monday, February 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 at Holy Cross Church. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating. The interment will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery in the spring. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

2/14/2014 Glace Bay
MacDougall Joseph MacDougall CBP 17/02/2014
Joseph MacDougall

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 15th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph MacDougall, at Harbourstone on Saturday, February 15, 2014 with his family by his side.
Joe was the son of the late Mary and John 'Jack' MacDougall, New Waterford.
He is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Claire (Con) Quinlan; nephew Kevin Quinlan and niece, Audrey (Quinlan) Mryden.
He will be missed by his nieces and nephews.
Joe had a very kind soul, he loved children and animals. In his younger years, he enjoyed going for walks. Joe lived a very simple life.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at Kennwood Building, in the Great Room, Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, 84 Kenwood Drive with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
The family would like to thank Dr. J. Archibald for all his care for Joe over the years, and the staff at Harbourstone, Wentworth Court.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…

2/15/2014
MacDougall Rose Helen MacDougall CBP 10/02/2014
Rose Helen MacDougall

Born In: Port Morien
Born: September 17th, 1920

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 7th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose MacDougall on Feb. 7, 2014, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Port Morien on Sept. 17, 1920, Rose was the daughter of the late William and Sarah MacPhee.
Rose was a resident of the Cove Guest Home for the past 10 years and was formerly from Welton Street. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney. She was a stay-at-home mom, who looked after her seven children and her husband who was disabled for 20 years. She loved to cook, bake, sew, knit, crochet, quilt and many other crafts. She enjoyed bingo and a good game of cards. She also liked to travel, mostly to Ontario to be with her family as well as other parts of Canada.
Rose is survived by her daughters, Helen (Ross) Morrison, Hughena (John) Quinn, Theresa (Jim) Burton, Michelene (Joe) MacKinnon, all of Sydney; sons, Joe (Alice), Ontario, Hugh ‘Skippy’ (Marie), Ontario, and Gordon (Cathy), Marion Bridge; brothers, William (Jenny) MacPhee and Byron (Hazel) MacPhee, both of Sydney; in-laws, Christene MacPhee, Ada MacPhee and Clifford Morrison; 16 grandchildren, Kathy, Paul, Kenneth, David, Colleen, Danette, Stephen, Bobby, Skippy, Dawn, Tammy, Michael, Daniel, Carolyn, Rachael, Kimberley, and 23 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband, Hugh and infant daughter, Patricia, great-granddaughter, Audrey Purcell and also by her sisters, Evelyn Steele, Mary Ursula Morrison, Anita Wilson, Audrey in infancy and her brothers, George, Ephie, Kenny, Bobby, Reggie, Stephen and Alex.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 and funeral service will be held 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 both at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Rev. Tommy Whent will officiate. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Rose’s memory may be made to the Cove Guest Home where she was looked after exceptionally well or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived, you can close your eyes and pray she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

2/7/2014 September 17th, 1920
MacDougall Stewart MacDougall CBP 18/02/2014
Stewart MacDougall

Born In: Gabarus
Born: May 24th, 1943

Passed in: Gabarus
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stewart MacDougall, of Gabarus, on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Born in Gabarus on May 24, 1943, he was the son of the late Neil and Flora Ann (MacLeod) MacDougall.
Stewart is survived by his sisters, Myrtle Saunders and Nellie Hardy, Gabarus; brother, Jackie (Chrissie) MacLeod, Sydney; aunt, Effie Lewis, Sydney; six nephews, two nieces, as well as a number of great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was predeceased by his brother, Neil Alex; great-nephew, Cyril Hardy; and brother-in-law, Eddie Hardy.
Per Stewart’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Interment will take place in Zion Cemetery, Gabarus Lake at a later date.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

2/16/2014 May 24th, 1943
MacDougall Wanda Sharron Leone MacDougall Cape Breton Post 24/03/2014
Wanda Sharron Leone MacDougall
 Wanda MacDougall, 80, of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Mae and Edward Baird. Wanda is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years Tom. She leaves behind daughters, Gi-Gi ( Jackie) Burke, Kim ( Duncan) MacQueen, both of Glace Bay, Darlene (Reid) MacQueen of Hamilton and a son Shane (Margaret) of Arnprior. Wanda adored her grandchildren, Darren, Daniel, Brad, Taylor, Neil, Tyler, Keith, Kenneth and Thomas and especially her cherished four-legged sidekick Charlie. Wanda is also survived by a brother Keith. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Jean and a brother Warren. There will be no visitation by Mrs. MacDougall’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, If there is inclement weather this service will be held on Thursday March 28 at 2 p.m.Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.pattenfuneralhome.com. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear, It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, The day they called you home.     

3/23/2014
MacEachern Catherine Rita MacEachern Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
We, the extended family of Catherine Rita MacEachern, are saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Foyer Perè Fisét in Cheticamp, Cape Breton.
Catherine was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in Inverness, C.B. to Mary Ann (McEachen) and John MacEachern.
She spent her life working in various domestic capacities and was respected for her dedication, strength and love for her work.
Catherine loved Scottish music and played the piano for her ‘fiddler friends’ at her home. She and Jerry, her partner, were beautiful dancers and rarely missed an occasion to click their heels and swing to the music. She enjoyed gathering friends for summer kitchen ceilidhs, with plenty of her homemade delicious foods.
Catherine practiced her faith at Stella Maris Church and lived it well in her community. She led a faith-filled daily prayer life at home.
Catherine was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Dougald Angus, her sister, Mary Agnes Joyce, stepsisters, Margaret MacDonald, Mary Ann Flemming, stepbrother, Jim Dan MacEachern and her partner of many years. Jerry MacDonald.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. 
She was survived by Dougalda Cameron, Douglas MacEachern, Claire Briggs, Charlotte Jung, her lifelong friend and neighbour, several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews; great grandnieces and nephews and one great-great-grandniece.
A special thank you is extended to Eileen Rickard and to all her devoted care givers who cared so diligently for Catherine in her home.
A heartful thank you to the administrators and exemplary staff who cared so lovingly and attentively to Catherine’s every need during her time at Perè Fiset. Words cannot express our gratitude to the nursing angels who loved her to her last breath. They are to be commended for everything they did above and beyond their duty.
Thank you to Dr. Paul Sonier for his caring attention. At Catherine’s request, there will not be any visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home. Thank you to Kevin Deagle. Catherine’s funeral mass will be celebrated at a future date at Stella Maris Church, Inverness: to be announced in The Oran.
"When we opened your kitchen door, we always heard you say….”Come In”.
This time God opened His door for you and said….”Come In”.
Rest in Peace….dear Teddy….Rest in Peace."


Lloyd Neil MacKenzie
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: May 2nd, 1947
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

3/18/2014 November 22nd, 1921
Inverness, CB, NS
MacEachern Harvey MacEachern Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
The funeral mass for Harvey MacEachern, who passed away February 20, 2014 will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. 
2/20/2014
MacEachern Isabel Theresa MacEachern Cape Breton Post 10/03/2014
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Isabel MacEachern on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital, with Claude by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Lois (MacKenzie) Fougere.
Isabel was employed for 28 years in the dietary department, working at Breton Bay and Harbourstone.
She was a self-taught crafter and guitarist, avid bingo player, and a great singer. She enjoyed going dancing with Claude.
Isabel spent vacations travelling to spend time with her precious grandchildren.
Isabel is survived by her partner and best friend, Claude Shepherd; her daughters, Dawn-Marie (Shannon) Mackie, Edmonton, Alta., Wanda MacEachern, Westmount, Elaine (Jim) Janson, Halifax; her stepchildren, Charles (Heather) Shepherd, Terry (Angel) Shepherd and 12 grandchildren.
She is also survived by her siblings, Aubrey, Noreen, Wayne, Karen, Della, Dennis, Heather, Norman, William, Paul and Wendy as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 12 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

3/8/2014 Sydney
MacEachern John MacEachern CBP 07/02/2014
John MacEachern
Born In: Maple Brook Inverness County
Born: January 23rd, 1926

Passed in: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 1st, 2014


John MacEachern, 88, Port Hawkesbury, peacefully passed away Saturday, Feb.1, 2014, in the Port Hawkesbury nursing home.
John was born Jan. 23, 1926, to the late John A. and Sarah Anne (Gillis) MacEachern, in Maple Brook, Inverness County.
John lived in Maple Brook until he joined the Canada Army in 1944. He was part of the Occupational Forces and discharged in 1946. He then completed high school at the Canadian Veteran’s Training School in Moncton. He attended St. Francis Xavier University graduating with a B.Arts in 1952 and B. Ed in 1953.
John taught in Bras d’Or at Point Edward Navel base. In 1957, he joined the Vocational Education Division and from 1958-62 he served as Supervisor of Correspondence Instruction. In 1958 he married Catherine E. 'Kaye' Burke formerly of North Sydney. During 1962-63 he was Supervisor of Vocational High Schools. He joined the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School as vice-principal in 1963. In 1968 he became the first principal of the Canso Regional Vocational School until he retired with over 30 years of service in Vocational Education in 1986.
John is survived by his wife, Kaye; daughter, Anne Marie (Gary) Westenenk, North Bay, Ont.; son, Ian, Sedgwick, Alberta; son, Blaise (Cheryl Baldwin) Port Hawkesbury; son, Kevin (Dorraine Brophy), Dundee; daughter, Patricia, Halifax. Poppa John had 11 grandchildren, Gerda, Daniel, Heather, Kyle, Emily, Nicole, Katie, Jenna, Siobhan, Jade and Erin.
John was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Jessie Burchell, Allan, Donald, Mary, Tena Lamey, and Malcolm.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with vigil service at 7 p.m. (today) Friday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Joseph Parish Building Fund.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

2/1/2014 January 23rd, 1926
MacEachern Stephen Augustine MacEachern CBP 13/02/2014
Stephen Augustine MacEachern

Born In: Dingwall
Born: May 30th, 1943

Passed on: February 11th, 2014

With heavy hearts and tear filled eyes, we announce the sudden death of Stephen.
He was born and raised in Dingwall, where he resided most of his life, having left for only a short period of time, residing in Dartmouth and Ontario.
In his younger years, Stephen was an avid boxer with a very impressive record in the ring. However, his career in boxing was cut short due to a car accident which left him paralyzed. He was told that he would never walk again but with the heart and determination of a boxer he did walk again without assistance, although later in life he was once again confined to a wheelchair. Stephen never lost his love for boxing and over the years he trained many young men, and women from Dingwall and surrounding areas. He was recognized by the Nova Scotia Boxing Association and invited to many of their events.
As a young man Stephen met and married the love of his life, Carolyn Fraser. He was a die hard Habs fan, and no one could win an argument with him dealing with politics. Stephen also had a great love for traditional music and was especially fond of listening to laments played on fiddle and highland bagpipes.
Everyone knew Stephen in the small community of Dingwall and helped him out many times. We know he would like to say thank you, especially to his ‘Buddies’.
There was also another side to Stephen: his strong faith and knowledge of scripture. It was rare for him to miss watching mass on TV. It was his strong faith that seen him through many hardships.
Stephen is survived by three sisters and one brother; Pauline Chubbs, Dingwall; Christena Lewis, Edwardsville; Ruth Brock, Ontario and Alex (Shirley) MacEachern, Baddeck; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Stephen was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Fraser) MacEachern; parents, Augustine and Maggie MacEachern; sisters, Kay Dunphy, Jessie Fitzgerald; brothers, John William, Archie, Douglas, Russell, Michael and Dukie MacEachern.
We would like to extend sincere thanks to all home care workers.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacEachern will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, Dingwall on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
“Lord Jesus, of you I will sing as I journey.”

2/11/2014 May 30, 1943
Macfie Catherine 'Katie' MacDonald (Macfie) CBP 17/02/2014
Catherine 'Katie' MacDonald (Macfie)

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Catherine 'Katie' MacDonald (Macfie)

Born: January 11th, 1917

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 9th, 2014

Catherine 'Katie' (Macfie) MacDonald died February 9th, 2014 in her 97th year. Known to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and many others as ‘Nanny Donald’, she was a lifelong resident of the house on Currie Street and a member of Knox United Church.
In her younger years she was quite active in the church -CGIT, couples club, Teen Town on Friday nights and other groups. She was an active member of the Garden Club and Red Hatters.
She became a very good artist, painting many Cape Breton scenes. Katie and her good friend Florrie Nolan had their own art showing and were featured in the ‘Cape Breton Post’.
Katie is survived by her son Douglas (Janet) MacDonald; granddaughter, Amy (Robert Brohman) MacDonald; great grandson, Thomas MacDonald; grandson Ryan MacDonald; great granddaughter Emily MacDonald; daughter-in-law Gibby (Robert) MacDonald; grandson Frank (Shawna) MacDonald; great grandsons Crewe and Luke MacDonald; great granddaughter Julie Anne MacDonald; granddaughter Heather (Darryl Boutilier) MacDonald; great grandsons Jonathon and Justin Boutilier; great granddaugther Kathleen Boutilier; granddaughter Meaghan (Shawn) Simms; grandson Daniel (Ashley) MacDonald; son James (Bertha Brennan) MacDonald; great friend and neighbor Judy MacLeod.
Katie will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and good friends especially sister-in-law and great friend Ruth Beaton.
Katie was predeceased by her husband Frank Crewe MacDonald and son John Robert MacDonald.
In accordance with Katie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation for Katie will be held on Saturday February 22, from 2-4 and 6-7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Rev Lydia MacKinnon officiating. Family flowers only.
Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Burial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.

2/9/2014 January 11th, 1917
MacInnis Wesley MacInnis CBP 08/01/2014
Wesley MacInnis

Born In: Breton Cove
Born: November 21st, 1948

Passed in: Boularderie Centre
Passed on: January 5th, 2014

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Wesley Urquhart MacInnis, 65, on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home.
Born in Breton Cove, Nov. 21, 1948, he was the son of the late Angus and Katherine (Urquhart) MacInnis.
Wesley was a lobster fisher and employed with Nova Scotia Department of Transportation for most of his working life.
Wesley was a dedicated member and assistant deputy chief of the Ross Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. He found joy in Cape Breton fiddle music and his antique vehicles. He was a loyal, loving and kind person who served his family, friends and community. He had a heart for others, and will be forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie (Patterson); daughter, Glenda MacAskill (Alan), Boularderie East; sons, Ashley (Sandy), Edwardsville, Allan, at home; brother, Ian (Annie) Baddeck; grandsons, Nicholas and Dawson; nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Visitation for Wesley MacInnis will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Drummond Memorial United Church, 10330 Kempt Head Rd., Ross Ferry, with Rev. Diane Kempt officiating.
Donations in Wesley’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, N.S., B3J 1G6, or a charity of one’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/5/2014 Breton Cove on Nov. 21, 1948
MacIntyre Angus Daniel MacIntyre CBP 09/01/2014
Angus Daniel MacIntyre

Born In: Sydney
Born: August 3rd, 1940

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

Angus Daniel MacIntyre suddenly and peacefully left this life on Jan. 3, 2014, as he had lived it, giving unconditionally of himself to others.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 3, 1940, Angus was the son of the late D.J. and Ethel (Musgrave) MacIntyre.
Angus did so much for family, friends and community. He was a true role model. He was an experienced human relations trainer who worked and volunteered with numerous groups and non profit organization. He was active in civil rights movements throughout Canada and the US. Author of two books, with more wisdom left unwritten.
Angus‘s commitment to lifelong education helped him earn his BA from Notre Dame and obtain his Masters in Adult Education from Saint Francis Xavier. He is also a graduate of the Coady International Institute. He was a lifelong student who supported and encouraged others to pursue their own personal learning journeys with unconditional support.
His passions included fiddling and golfing with his buddies, especially Albert.
His desire was always to enter into discussions with his children and others, whenever the occasion arose or could be created. His intention was to stimulate thinking on any particular subject of mutual interest. Through these interactions, many colourful stories arose and were retold with humour whether you had heard them already or not.
A man who really knew what mattered in life; his time. He was always there when someone needed him and you knew you held his full attention.
Till the end, he could still be overheard planning what golfing game, job, exciting workshop or community activity he would facilitate always doing so with that smile on his face.
You are no longer physically present in our lives, but in our hearts you'll always be there.
Angus is survived by his wife of 48 years, Julie; children, Dawn Michelle, Ann Marie, Dan, and Jim (Colleen); grandchildren, Krista (Matt), Thomas (Melissa), Danielle (Kristen), Richelle (Steve), Keagan, Angus, Luke, Keesyk and Keevenie; great-grandchildren, Phoenix, Max and Emma; brothers, Lorne, Carl, Charlie and Alex; and a list of other family members too numerous to mention, including pride in his godchildren.
Visitation, luncheon and funeral service to celebrate the life of Angus Daniel MacIntyre will all be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street). The visitation will be held in the All Faith Chapel from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. You are invited to join us for light refreshments from 12-1 p.m. in the funeral home reception area. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Angus may be made to a charity true to your heart.
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.

1/3/2014 Sydney on Aug. 3, 1940
MacIntyre Angus Daniel MacInytre CBP 08/01/2014
Angus Daniel MacInytre

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

Angus Daniel MacIntyre of Sydney passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Full obituary will follow at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at info@pierfuneralhome.com.

1/3/2014
MacIntyre Elizabeth 'Betty' MacIntyre CBP 20/01/2014
Elizabeth 'Betty' MacIntyre

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 27th, 2013

It is with sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Betty MacIntyre.
Betty passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Dec. 27, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Caroline MacRae.
Betty was born in Big Baddeck and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her sons, Malcy, Calgary, Daniel (EmmyLou), Englishtown, Bruce (Sharon), Baddeck, Blair (Veronica), Calgary, Murdock (Theresa), Calgary; grandchildren, Blair (Doug), Cole, Brett, Matthew (Katelyn), Malcolm, Neila and their mother Lucy, Big Baddeck, Jannel, Brandon, MaKenna and great-grandchildren Jaxon and William. She is also survived by brothers, Raymond, Massachusetts, Charlie (Irene), Sackville and her good friend, Christine.
Betty was predeceased by husband, Donald; infant son, Ralph and brothers, Murdock and John.
The family would like to thank the staff at Miners Memorial Manor, staff at Cape Breton Regional Hospital and doctors and staff at Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made to charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck.

12/27/2013
MacKeigan Edna MacKeigan (MacAulay) CBP 07/01/2014
Edna MacKeigan (MacAulay)

Passed in: Mira
Passed on: January 5th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Edna MacKeigan, age 92, of Hillside Mira on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Florence MacAulay.
Edna grew up in the community of Catalone and was educated in the one room schoolhouse, where she later taught for a short while. She was also a member of St. James Presbyterian Church of Catalone. Later, Edna married and moved to Hillside Mira, where she resided until 2012. There, she dedicated her life to family, farm, church and community. In 1954, Edna joined the MacLeod Auxiliary of Women's Missionary Society, serving as president and secretary. Over the following 50 plus years, she held various offices in the Sydney Chapter and later, the Cape Breton Presbyterial District. Other church groups were, the Daily Vacation Bible School (served for over 27 years), the Ladies Auxiliary of the Union Church, the Camp MacLeod Committee and the Mira Ferry Fair Committee for 70 plus years, also serving as camp ambassador. Her activities did not end there, she was a member of the Canadian Bible Society and the Christian Women's Temperance Union, Hillside Helpers Club. A very dedicated member of the community, Edna volunteered at clinics, the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive, St. John Ambulance, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Albert Bridge Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a source of information for the community, writing for the Louisbourg Seagull for awhile. In recognition of her services to the community, Edna was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002. She also received numerous certificates in recognition of services given to the church and community. Edna will be a big loss to her family and community.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Norman; sons, David, Stewart, John and Donald; daughter, Florence; and grandson, Ian.
Edna is survived by her sons, Malcolm (Lynn), Ontario and Arthur, Regina. Sask.; daughters, Flora MacRae, Sydney, Marjorie MacKeigan (Blaise Mombourquette), Hillside Mira, Kay (Edward) Lund, Front Lake Road, Norma (Angus) MacAskill, Westmount and Barbara MacKeigan, Hillside Mira; grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Lindsay, Stacy, Alison, Kim, Cindy and Mikaela; great-grandchildren, Brock, True, Preston, Hunter, Jeremy, Tyler and Adin. Also survived by her sister, Isabel Hall; brother, Norman MacAulay; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Union Presbyterian Church, Albert Bridge on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Lydia MacKinnon officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials in memory of Edna may be made to Oakfield Cemetery and Union Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/5/2014
MacKeigan Robert MacKeigan CBP 10/02/2014
Robert MacKeigan

Born In: Sydney
Born: June 14th, 1941

Passed on: February 6th, 2014

Robert 'Bob' McKeagan passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 with his great love, Fran, by his side. He was 72.
Born June 14, 1941 in Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the oldest son of Helen (Waterman) McKeagan and the late Lauchlin McKeagan.
Bob will dearly be missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Fran (Loder); daughter Tania (Jeff) Johnston of Kanata, Ont.; son Scott (Elaine) of Oshawa, ON; grandchildren, Kyra, Keagan, Noah and Liam; sister Sharron Rigby of Sackville, N.S.; brother Richard (Trish) of Rockland, Ont.; sisters-in-law Elaine (Abner) Cooper, Beverly (Gordon) Mullin and brothers-in-law Derek (Phyllis) Loder and Alan (Willie) Loder as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007) on Monday from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, 404 Cleveland Ave., Riverview, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Berube and Rev. Andy O’Neill officiating. The interment will take place in Alderwood Cemetery at a later date.
Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca.

2/6/2014 Sydney, June 14th, 1941
MacKenzie Donald 'Doc' MacKenzie Cape Breton Post 27/03/2014
Donald 'Doc' MacKenzie
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: March 26th, 2014
Doc, age 89, passed away peacefully while residing at Grand River Hospital - Freeport Campus on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Doc was born in Sydney, N.S. to Neil MacKenzie and Julia Dunn. Doc was predeceased by his brother Neil ("Beans"). In the late 1940s he relocated to Kitchener, Ont., where he married the late Geraldine 'Gerry' Zettler. Doc is the loving father of Brian and wife Patricia and Beverley Legault and husband Rene. Proud grandfather of Ryan McKenzie, Lindsay McKenzie and Alexander Legault. Following Gerry's passing, Doc re-visited his boyhood friends in Cape Breton and met up with and married the late Elsie Matheson (nee Mingarelli), mother of Sharon MacIntyre and husband Mackie, Paulette Novacco and husband Salvano and Alexander 'Sandy' Matheson and wife Wendy. Step-grandfather of Arron (Debbie), Damien, Raina (Greg), and Bailey (Bobby). Doc proudly worked at BF Goodrich for 43 years. For many years he served as an usher at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Church. Doc was also a long standing member of the Knights of Columbus and proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. In his retirement he called golfing at Doon Valley with the Gaffers his job.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cescon, Dr. Tan, Dr. Schwarz, Dr. Mulkoski and nurse Jenn from CCAC, and nurses from 3rd floor Freeport for their wonderful care. Doc's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519) 749-8467. Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. Sunday. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Church, 29 Midland Dr., on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Life Centre.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Cancer Centre (cards available at the funeral home).

3/26/2014 Sydney
MacKenzie Howard 'Sonny' MacKenzie CBP 26/02/2014
Howard 'Sonny' MacKenzie

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 20th, 2014

We the family announce the passing of Howard 'Sonny' MacKenzie on February 20, 2014 at Harbor Stone Enhanced Care.
Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Elizabeth and Howard MacKenzie.
Sonny was employed with Devco for many years.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by sister Bernadette Arsenault; and brother-in-law Billy Arsenault .
There will be no visitation, a private family service will take place in Patten Funeral Home Chapel 71 Union St., Glace Bay at a later date.

2/20/2014 Glace Bay
MacKenzie Lloyd Neil MacKenzie Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
It is with deep sadness the family of Lloyd Neil MacKenzie, 66, of Halifax announces his passing on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the QEII Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
Lloyd was born in Glace Bay on May 2, 1947 and was raised in Sydney, Cape Breton. He was the son of the late Alexander 'Sandy' and Bernice MacKenzie. He worked at the Halifax Shipyards, in the accounting department holding various positions, for over 40 years and also served on the Residential Tenancy Board for a number of years. Lloyd was a longtime member of the Fairview Masonic Lodge #126 and was a Past Master, a past Grand Lodge Officer, and current secretary of the lodge. He was an active member of his community, serving on the Centennial Arena Rink Board and volunteered at the Halifax West Ecumenical Food Bank. He was a devoted, long time active member of Fairview United Church, where he served on various committees. Lloyd loved to travel, enjoyed country and gospel music, playing cards with friends, and above all, spending time with family, whom he adored.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marilyn (Ross); daughter, Allison (Patrick Power); granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Brittany; brother, Howard; father and mother-in-law, Garfield and Peggy Ross, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Myrna and Linda Ross, Sydney; brother-in-law, Allie (Debbie) Ross and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., with visitation Friday, March 21st from 2-4 and 7:30-9 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. A service celebrating Lloyd’s life will be held at Fairview United Church, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. on Saturday, March 22nd at 11 a.m., with Rev. Heather Fraser and Rev. Michael Koslowski officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Freemason’s Hall, 165 Coronation Ave., Halifax.
Donations in Lloyd’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Association, or a charity of ones choice.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the Cardiac Care Unit of the QEII, and to Rev. Michael Koslowski for his tremendous care and support during this difficult time.
To place online condolences for the family, please visit:www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

3/18/2014 Glace Bay, May 2nd, 1947
MacKenzie Pauline MacKenzie Cape Breton Post 01/03/2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother and sister, Pauline Elizabeth MacKenzie, of Sydney and Baddeck.
Born in McAdam, New Brunswick, in 1923, Pauline was the daughter of Alexander 'Sandy' and Emma Rosborough.
Following the completion of teacher training in Home Economics, Pauline taught on Grand Manan Island, where she met her future husband, Dr. Douglas H. MacKenzie. With the completion of Doug’s medical studies at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, they returned to Cape Breton and resided in Sydney. Pauline raised her five children and enjoyed gardening and antique collecting. For the last number of years, Pauline and Doug spent the winters in Florida and their summers in Baddeck.
Pauline is survived by her children, Stephen, Bill, Ann, Bruce and Joan; her grandchildren, Julia and Zosia; and her brother, Colin Rosborough.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Douglas H. MacKenzie in 2012.


McAdam, New Brunswick, in 1923
MacKenzie Sadie Christina Mac Kenzie CBP 20/01/2014
Sadie Christina Mac Kenzie

Born In: Fourchu

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 18th, 2014

Sadie Christina Mac Kenzie, 92, formerly of 134 George St., Sydney, passed away peacefully Saturday Jan. 18, 2014, at the Truro hospital.
Born in Fourchu, daughter of the late Edwin and Nellie (Mac Leod) Severance.
Sadie is survived by her sons Fraser Jr. (Helen) and Rodger (Arlene) and by her daughter Sandra (George) Fraser and by her 10 grandchildren and her 14 great-grandchildren.
She belonged to Club 55 and Branch 12 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Sobeys in Sydney and Sydney River.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her passion was her crafts and knitting. She will be sadly missed by all.
Sadie was predeceased by her husband Fraser and by her sisters, Vickie, Annie and Lottie and her brothers, Edwin and Robert.
Visitation will take place Jan. 21, 2014, Sydney Memorial Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment at later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/18/2014 Forchu
MacKinnon Florence Isabel MacKinnon CBP 06/02/2014
Florence Isabel MacKinnon

Born In: Glace Bay


Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 4th, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florence Isabel MacKinnon, 101-years old.
Florence gently passed away with her family at her side on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, where she had resided for the past five years.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Pauline MacDonald, and was a former member of Warden United Church, Glace Bay.
Florence cherished the moments she spent with her loving family and her extended family, the staff of Seaview Manor, who touched her heart deeply.
Florence is survived by her daughter, Viola Morrison; grandchildren, John Morrison (Denise MacPhee), Gerald Morrison (Valarie), Laura Bruffatto, Michelle Mauger (Wayne); she is also survived by her loving great-grandchildren, Jason Bruffatto (Pam), Dwayne Bruffatto (Megan), Ryan Bruffatto (Lisa), Greg Morrison (Elizabeth), Jeff Morrison, Ashley Mauger, Brittany Mauger, Evan Morrison; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annabelle Jenkins, Mildred Campbell, Katherine MacKenzie and brother, Malcolm MacDonald. She will also be sadly missed by family friend Linda MacCuish and the staff of Seaview Manor, especially Carrie.
Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur MacKinnon, sisters, Janet Gilbert, Muriel Burnett, Helen MacPherson, brothers, Jim, John and Greg.
In honoring her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A graveside service will be held in Greenwood cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations in Florence's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Always remembered and never forgotten by her family
Rest in peace
“We love you Nana”
Lord, you have called me to be by your side,
I have left the loved ones that I have loved so much
Please take my place near them

1/4/2014 Glace Bay
MacKinnon Gordon MacKinnon CBP 11/02/2014
Gordon MacKinnon

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

Gordon MacKinnon of Forsythe Street, New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his family and good friend Dougie MacPherson by his side.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Howard and Emmiline (Corbett) MacKinnon.
He was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Gordie was one of a kind; a special, lovable guy. Most Saturday afternoons would find him at the Army, Navy, Airforce listening to the music of Dinky Cameron. Other times he would lace up the skates at the New Waterford rink and many summers were spent camping at Beaver Cove with his family.
Gordie is survived by three sisters, Faye (Fred MacPhee), Utah (Mario Hogan), Gretta (Allan Kearney); nieces and nephews, especially Melissa whom he loved dearly.
Besides his parents, Gordie was predeceased by two brothers. Howie and Bill and sister, Theresa. He will also be missed by his good buddy and best friend, his cat, 'Baby'.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Feb. 11) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Wateford. A funeral service will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church, New Waterford, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in Union Grove Cemetery at a later date. Gordie will be taken to the church at noon on Wednesday. A luncheon will be held at the back of the church immediately following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, VON, or a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
To all his good friends and neighbors, VON, Palliative Care, Red Cross, doctors and nurses who were there for him throughout his sickness; a sincere thank you from his family.

2/8/2014 New Waterford
MacKinnon Leo Alexander MacKinnon Cape Breton Post 14/03/2014
The family of Leo MacKinnon are sad to announce his passing on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Leo had a long and very brave struggle with cancer.
Born in Sydney in 1946, Leo was the son of the late Michael 'Mickey' and Margaret (Gillis) MacKinnon.
He lived in Ashby his whole life and was a graduate of Sydney Academy. He then went to work for Swift Canada and Ideal Foods, retiring at the time of his illness.
Leo is survived by brothers, Hughie, Glace Bay, Simon (Jackie), John (Bin), Russell (Lucy), Rannie (Marla), all of Sydney, Michael (Tricia), Milford, N.S.; sister, Ann (Charles) Rogers, Texas; and good friends, Wally and Eileen Forrester. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by aunts, Cassie Gillis and Lizzie Gillis and sister-in-law, Edith.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 12-2 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
Donations may be given to the Palliative Care Society or charity of choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Sampson, the staff of the Palliative Care Unit and the VON for their compassionate care. Also to the residents of Reeves Street, especially Margie and Josephine for always being there for Leo.

3/12/2014 Sydney, 1946
MacKinnon Michael Ronald 'Ronnie' MacKinnon CBP 11/02/2014
Michael Ronald 'Ronnie' MacKinnon

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle to three generations, Michael Ronald (Ronnie) McKinnon, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Palliative Care, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a brief illness.
Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, Coady and Jane (Harte) McKinnon, brother, Coady, sister Claire, a brother in infancy, and brother-in-law, Walter (Sonny) Chiasson.
Prior to retirement, Ronnie was employed by Modern Aluminium, Sydney.
He was a member of, and very active in, Holy Family parish and then St. Joseph's parish. Serving on the parish council and other ministries.
Ronnie is survived by brothers, Adrian (Mabel), Jerry (Donna), Arnold (Debbie), Bernie (Lisa), all of Glace Bay, and Frank (Lorna), Oshawa, ON; sisters, Marie Turner, Carmie Chiasson, Joyce McInnis, Cathy (Jamie) Gilliam, Helen Kelloway, all of Glace Bay, and Anne (John) Vernon, Winnipeg, Man.; sister-in-law, Peggy, Kitchener, Ont.; nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Ronnie was held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. today (Monday, Feb. 10), at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care.

2/6/2014
MacKinnon Robert MacKinnon Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Robert MacKinnon
Born: June 20th, 1937
Passed on: March 15th, 2014
Bobby, Bob, Dad, Poppy: Partner, love & best friend of 47 years to wife Ann (nee Gormley) - for who morning tea & afternoon beer will never be the same. He very proudly served 38 years in the Canadian Army Artillery & REME branch, and then with the Corps of Commissionaires, which brought him from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton and let them travel Europe & Canada together.
His adoring children Bill, Tricia (Sean), Erin and Rob (Natasha) always knew him as a man ahead of his time, who never hesitated to tell them he loved them. Who played catch until the sun went down, who not-so-secretly loved chocolate marshmallow bunnies and pancake breakfasts; who taught them to drive the green station wagon "up around the P", the Lada on the hills of UNB and to change a tire in any weather; that every task is worthy of commitment and dedication, and that to be family is to be part of a team forever.
Loving grandchildren Matt & Charlie will miss the arena snacks at Mooseheads games with him, and the wild adventure of his clandestine "catch & release" squirrel program. Poppy was the number one fan of granddaughters, Derry & Arlie's repeat, encore, back-by-popular demand, musical extravaganzas.
The kindest man, he never had a harsh word for anyone. He taught his children to never judge, or carry a grudge and to truly appreciate the little moments in life. They will carry on his commitment to the environment with his love of misting shower heads, extra sweaters & slippers; and will continue his war on sweatpants without pockets. In retirement he lived to putter in his yard & around home in Burton, do his puzzles, make his daily trip to Giant Tiger, play mahjong on his iPad & read anything to do with military history or nature. He loved fiddle music, perusing the flyers on Thursday, having his hair blow-dried & brushed, Masterpiece Theatre, a good belly laugh and manning the BBQ, much to the joy of family pets.
A wonderful son to Margaret & Fah; the best big brother to Jimmy (Kay), Arlene, Francis (Glad), Margaret-Ann and Joe (Christine); a favourite uncle & loyal friend who loved hockey nights with the Leafs, his good buddies, Gordie and Will, and a bag of plain chips. He was always a perfect gentleman, except when forced to elbow the less-spry out of the way to secure the last dozen sugar donuts at the Masstown Market. He kept his sense of humour and his shock of hair (the envy of his brothers), until the very end.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Dr. Jeffery Moore, Dr. Debra Gowan, and the wonderful nursing staff at the Cardiac Care and Palliative Care units at DECH. 
A service was held in Oromocto. 
Donations in lieu of flowers to the "Soldier On" Program

3/15/2014 6/20/1937
MacKinnon Robert Stewart MacKinnon Cape Breton Post 18/03/2014
Robert MacKinnon passed away on March 15th, 2014 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton. 
Born in Sydney Mines, NS, he was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Stewart) MacKinnon and husband of Ann (Gormley) MacKinnon of Burton, NB.

3/15/2014 June 20, 1937
MacLean Catherine 'Marie' MacLean CBP 07/01/2014
Catherine 'Marie' MacLean

Passed on: January 5th, 2014

Wife, mother, and grandmother, 82 years, of Washabuck, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family early on Jan. 5, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Stephen John and Kathleen MacNeil.
She was predeceased by her husband, Archie, her parents, and her siblings, Buddy MacNeil and Kaye MacNeil.
She is survived by her half brother John MacNeil, Sydney Mines, N.S.; her half sister Mary MacInnis, London, Ont.; her children Darlene (Gerard), Beverly, Karen, Daniel (Frances), Jeanette (Paul). Grandchildren, Malcolm, Lyndsay, Jenny, Joshua, Brianna, Nathan, Ben and Patrick, Marie’s ‘Gaelic grandson’, also survive Marie.
Marie was passionate about her culture, faith, community and family. She was active in the Holy Rosary Altar Society, Home and School and was a willing volunteer to assist in community functions.
Marie was fluent in the Gaelic language and was a fervent supporter of keeping the language alive. She communicated with her peers in the community teaching and always learning the subtle intricacies of the language and she continued teaching interested young people.
Marie enjoyed the company of others and was humbled and honored, to have been considered a friend by many. If Marie had a Facebook profile, she would have still been accepting friend requests. Marie worked at a number of jobs through her life, most of which exacted a physical toll from the labor involved. She would not have given up any of those opportunities as each one opened the world to her in a different way. Marie and Archie’s place in Washabuck always had an open door with Marie the primary entertainment coordinator and welcoming committee. People could be expected to drop in day or night for a visit, a game of crib, darts or just grilled cheese sandwiches. Age appropriate lunches, tea and libations were always on hand. Marie also provided free advice whether you wanted it or not. If the topic was brought up it meant there was an opportunity to offer insight.
Many new babies were wrapped in the finely knitted baby blankets borne from Marie’s arthritic hands. All God’s creatures ... Marie loved most of them. From kind words and treats for the little birds, cats and dogs, to encouragement for Cobas’ and Bessie, the milk cows, coming in from the pasture and the outright awe and admiration for the noble steeds of Spruce Meadows and the hay fields.
Marie was strong to the end and left on a high after winning two games of crib against Karen just prior to her death. Foul play has been ruled out on this one. Marie was cool before cool was cool. It wasn’t so much how she was doing, but how you were doing which was important to Marie.
A visitation will be held at the Iona Hall Friday, Jan. 10 from 5-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Columba Church, Iona, with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Marie’s family will receive friends at a luncheon to be held at the Washabuck Community Center after the graveside service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck.
“S’ith is Fois dha h-Anam”
Peace and rest to her soul.

1/5/2014
MacLean John Sutherland “J.S.” MacLean Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
It is with great sadness we wish to announce the passing of John Sutherland MacLean at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday March 15, 2014, surrounded by his family.
A resident of Davenport Road, Sydney, J.S. was born on May 30, 1935, the son of the late Samuel and Isabel (Telfer) MacLean.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. A retired steelworker he worked for over 30 years in the Sysco Railway Department.
John is survived by his wife the former Marjorie Anderson, son John, daughter Isabel, grandchildren David, Matt, John, Alex, Emily, Peter and great-grandchild D.J.
He was predeceased by a sister Veronica and a son David.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacLean will take place on Wednesday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
A private family committal will be held at a later date.
Donations in J.S.’s memory may be given to a charity of choice.

3/15/2014 May 30, 1935
MacLean Lloyd MacLean Cape Breton Post 06/03/2014
We regret to announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle and friend, Lloyd MacLean, 80, on Wednesday , March 5, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Florence on April 22, 1933, he was the loving son of the late Norman and Louise (Childs) MacLean. He left home at an early age to settle in Scarborough, Ontario, working in the automotive industry with Goodyear Tire. He enjoyed travelling with his late wife Doreen. You could always find him either on a golf course or in a fishing boat. In recent years, you would find him spending time with his friends at the local mall, sharing his chocolate bars and candy. He was well-known by many as the candy man. He enjoyed spending time with his brother-in-law Gary at Tim Hortons, over a cup of coffee. Lloyd is survived by his brother, Gordon (Millie) MacLean, his sister, Alta (Gary) Nicholson and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Doreen, brother Lorne MacLean, sister-inlaw Margie, and special nephew and fishing buddy, Dale MacLean. The family would like to take the opportunity to thank the following physicians: Dr. Andrew Wawer for his years of care, and most recently Dr. Zwicker and Dr. Ansari, along with the nursing staff at CBRH IMCU, and 4D. Visitation for Lloyd MacLean will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, at 2 p.m.in the funeral home, with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. The committal will be in the spring. Family flowers only. Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family atwww.jmjobesfuneralhome.com. ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, That whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, But have eternal life.’ John 3:16  
3/5/2014 Florence on April 22, 1933
MacLean Marie Nancy (Morrison) MacLean CBP 10/02/2014
Marie Nancy (Morrison) MacLean

Born: May 25th, 1959

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Marie Nancy (Morrison) MacLean of Warne Street, Sydney, N.S. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on May 25, 1959, Marie was the daughter of Lloyd and the late Sarah (Taylor) Morrison of Blacketts Lake, N.S.
A graduate of Riverview Rural High she began her workingcareer in retail at Crowell’s Ltd., later attending Cape BretonBusiness College earning a diploma as a medical secretary then working for several local doctors.
Marie was very artistic and her friends and family were gratefulrecipients of her many creations.
Family was very important to Marie, she never forgot a birthday and always enjoyed family gatherings, trips with her sisters and friends and spending time in Boularderie Island.
Marie is survived by her loving husband Francis and her son Courtland, she also leaves behind her father Lloyd, her four brothers Willy (Connie), Stephen (Jennifer), James, Darryl (Heidi) and her two sisters Janice (Eric Campbell) and Nadine (Kari Easthouse).
She was predeceased by her mother Sarah in 2012.
A private burial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Cancer Center.

2/8/2014 May 25th, 1959
MacLean Mary 'Mamie' MacLean CBP 11/02/2014
Mary 'Mamie' MacLean

Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: July 3rd, 1912

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, Mary 'Mamie' MacLean, who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Born in Bras d’Or on July 3, 1912, Mary was the eldest daughter of the late James and Annie (MacIntyre) Young.
Mary enjoyed her bingo games, her visits to the Shrine in Mabou, and her many friends who called or came to visit her over the years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mary is survived by her sons, Thomas (Buddy), who cared for her and was by her side until the end; Russell (Agnes), Hector (Brenda), Joey (Kathleen); by her daughters, Theresa (Roddie) Bennett, Josephine (Ernie) Fullom, Norma (David) MacKinnon and by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Norman MacLean, her two sons, Sid and George, two grandsons, Trevor and Chris and her great-granddaughter, Charmaine.
The family would like to thank the Red Cross in Sydney, and send a very special thank you to the VON, Northside Homemakers, the staff at the Northside General hospital, Dr. Kohlsmith and his secretary, Karen Pero, for the care shown to our mother.
Visitation for Mary 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 take place 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to any charity in Mary’s memory.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the MacLean family by visiting www.wjdooley.com.

2/8/2014 Bras d'Or, July 3rd, 1912
MacLean Redmond MacLean CBP 25/02/2014
Redmond MacLean

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: May 17th, 1931

Passed in: Sydney, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: February 24th, 2014

Retzie passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care where he was a resident for the past few years.
Retzie was the son of the late Archie and Tina MacLean of Ashby in Sydney.
He is survived by his two daughters, AnneMarie and Colleen (Allan Kamerman) and his two grandchildren, Aiden and Aimée Kamerman.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helena (Aeo) MacDougall and his siblings, Sister Leonarda, Eileen (Johnston), Mary (McGrath), Marie (Gillis) Theresa (Rostek), Fr. Leonard, Jimmy, Michael and Jackie.
Retzie lived in Ashby his entire life. He worked at the Sydney Steel Plant, and the Sydney Police Force. The majority of his career was at Seaboard Power Plant where he was employed for 25 years before retiring.
Retzie was a huge supporter of the Co-op and Sydney Credit Union and served on numerous boards and committees for them as well as the Sydney Water Commission. He was a member of St. Theresa’s parish where he enjoyed serving as an usher and collector at Saturday evening mass. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and spent many Sunday afternoons working bingo.
In his final years, Retzie resided at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility. The family would like to thank the staff on Miner’s Lane, Kenwood Hall for the wonderful care he received.
Special thanks to his niece Gloria Farmer and her husband Rick who were wonderful to Retzie and took exceptional care of him. We are truly grateful for Gloria and Rick’s kindness and generosity.
A funeral mass will be held in July, the details of which will be announced at a later date.

2/23/2014 May 17th, 1931
MacLellan Gary MacLellan CBP 18/02/2014
Gary MacLellan

Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: February 15th, 2014

Gary, of Neville Street, Dominion passed away Sat, Feb. 15 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Gary was the son of the late Archibald Alexander and Mary Catherine 'Kaye' (Smith) MacLellan.
Gary is survived by his daughter, Dianah MacLellan; grandchildren, Michael, Alisa, Brooke, Tamara and Emily also three sisters and two brothers.
Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by three brothers.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative Ltd., Margaree Valley.

2/15/2014
MacLennan Mary (Morrison) MacLennan CBP 08/01/2014
Mary (Morrison) MacLennan

Passed in: Halifax, Canada
Passed on: December 29th, 2013

Mary (Morrison) MacLennan, 96, formerly of 37 Rockdale Ave., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully in Melville Gardens, Halifax on Dec. 29, 2013.
She was the daughter of Katherine (Jessie) and Michael Morrison.
She is survived by her children Joyce (Ben) Mullins of Main-A-Dieu, Donald of Truro, Charles (Margaret) of Ottawa, David of Dartmouth, and Bonita (Alan) Cuvelier of Halifax. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Christopher (Buster) and daughter Carole (Ready). She was also predeceased by her brothers John, Alexander, Angus and sisters Isabelle (Marshall) and Margaret (MacKinley).
She will be missed, especially for her love of laughter.
Our family would like to thank the caring and professional staff of Melville Gardens. Mary truly enjoyed each and every one she met there, especially her nurse Sondra and good friend Margaret.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial Mass was held in Blessed Mother Theresa’s Church, Halifax on Jan. 4. Interment will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Recreation Department at Melville Gardens, 11 Ramsgate Lane, Halifax, N.S., B3P 2S9.
Online condolences may be sent to www.altanticfuneralhomes.com.

12/29/2013
MacLennan Morris MacLennan CBP 15/02/2014
Morris MacLennan

Born In: Groves Point
Born: September 11th, 1932

Passed in: Florence
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of our dear brother, and special uncle Morris Kerr MacLennan on Feb 14,2014, at the North side General hospital.
Born in Groves Point he was the son of the late Norman and Annie (Morrison) MacLennan.
Morris was employed at Leon furniture store and Rowlinson moving and storage in Toronto, Ont; Morris work in number 3 colliery in Florence also served in the army for three years and served in the Korean War over seas.
Surviving are brothers John, Ont, Howard (Dena) Hillside Boularderie, William (Helen), Sydney Mines; sisters Anita (David) Brown, Toronto, Ont, Janice (James) Gannon, Moser River. Morris will be also sadly missed by his many friends at the King Street senior complex and by many good friends and also by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents; brothers Roddie and Angus; sisters-in-law Eva and Mary.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home
Graveside services will be held at later date.
Family would like to send a special thank you to Doctor Michele McKeough and the nurses & palliative care nurses at the Northside General Hospital.
Donation can be made to palliative care North Sydney or to a charity of one’s choice.

2/14/2014 September 11th, 1932
MacLeod Angus MacLeod CBP 09/01/2014
Angus MacLeod

Passed on: December 19th, 2013

A visitation for the late Angus MacLeod, longtime resident of Ross Ferry, who passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ross Ferry with Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Man of War Cemetery, Ross Ferry.
Memorial donations for Angus may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Knox Presbyterian Church, Ross Ferry.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

12/19/2013
MacLeod Donald Clarence MacLeod CBP 23/01/2014
Donald Clarence MacLeod

Born In: Fourchu

Passed in: Ohio
Passed on: January 16th, 2014

Donald Clarence MacLeod, age 85, of Rocky River, OH, died peacefully at home on Jan. 16, 2014.
Born in Fourchu, Nova Scotia. Graduated from Glace Bay High School in 1948. 32nd degree Mason, past Master of Lodge 703, Rocky River. Master Sargent in the United States 8th Army during the Korean conflict. Married to the late Barbara MacLeod for 57 years.
Survived by son David (Julie) MacLeod; daughter Heather MacLeod; brother Fred (Bruni) MacLeod and many other loving family members.
Preceded in death by father Angus, mother Sadie, sisters Mary Wilfong, Audrey Alward, and Shirely LeBlanc. Donald visited Cape Breton many times, and his last visit was this past June. Interment Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

1/16/2014 Forchu
MacLeod Donald Stanley MacLeod Cape Breton Post 04/03/2014
Donald Stanley MacLeod, 87, of South Bar, passed away Sunday March 2, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in South Bar, he was the son of the late Angus James and Eliza (Meech) MacLeod.
Donald was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. In 1989, he retired from the electrical department of SYSCO.
He is survived by his daughter, Juana (Rob), South Bar; sons, Donald (Fay), Lethbridge, Alta. And Eric (Colleen), Coxheath; sister, Ruth (Maurice) Bidart, Sydney; and the two loves of his life, granddaughters, Lauren and Julie. 
Donald was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite (Boutilier); sisters, Dorothy and Winnifred; and brothers, George, Wilson, Doug and Lewis.
At Donald’s request, there will be no visitation or memorial service.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

3/2/2014 South Bar
MacLeod Douglas MacLeod CBP 28/02/2014
Douglas MacLeod

Born: February 28th, 1932

Passed in: Asby Bay
Passed on: February 25th, 2014


It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas John MacLeod announce his sudden passing on Feb. 25, 2014, at his home in Aspy Bay, Cape Breton.
Born Feb. 28, 1932, Doug was the son of the late Murdock and Jennie (Burton) MacLeod.
Working for Majestic Pipeline for many years, he travelled to many foreign countries, including India and Japan. He was most recently employed with Alva Construction, Antigonish, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, delighting in bringing home partridge for a delicious partridge stew. His desire for perfection was evident in his perfectly manicured lawn in the spring, summer and fall, and meticulously plowed driveway in the winter. Loyalty to his neighbours was obvious in the numerous times he plowed them out, looked after their cats and dogs, or offered a hand with the renovation of a home. It is certain that his daily visits to some wonderful friends will be missed.
In addition to his parents, Murdock and Jennie, Doug was also predeceased by his loving companion, Mary (Curtis) MacDonald, sister, Annabelle, brother, Malcolm (Mackie) MacLeod.
Left to mourn his loss are Mary’s daughter, Bonnie Jean (Paul) MacDonald who always held a special spot in Doug’s heart, as have his ‘chosen grandsons’, Aaron and Brendan, all of Antigonish. Their hearts are heavy as they remember the love he gave to them over the years. Also left to mourn his loss are his siblings, Catherine, Highland Manor, Neils’ Harbour, Donald (Ruth), Murdena Podanovitch (David), Cape North.
Remains have been cremated as per Doug’s wishes. There will be no visitation or funeral. Interment will be held later in the spring at MacPherson’s Cemetery, Dingwall, Cape Breton.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour, MacPherson’s Cemetery or charity of choice.

2/25/2014 February 28th, 1932
MacLeod Edna Ruth MacLeod CBP 29/01/2014
Edna Ruth MacLeod

Born In: North Sydney
Born: May 25th, 1920

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Ruth MacLeod, 93, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and the extended family of the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in North Sydney on May 25, 1920, the daughter of the late George Meloney and Jean (Ross) Meloney, Edna was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, and was an active member of the W.M.S. Edna was a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing (1943). Edna took great pride in her role as a RN and was well known for her compassion and loving bedside manner, her respect for the nursing profession extended to those who cared for her for over 20 years at the guest home.
Edna is survived by her loving children, Anne (Jim) Robinson, Kingston, N.S., Fred Alan (Elaine), North Sydney, and Glenn (Karen DeAdder), Westmount; and her six beloved grandchildren, Melanie and Jamie (Bernie) Robinson, Andrew, Jonathan, Matthew and Rebecca MacLeod; one great-grandchild, Joshua Robinson and also her nieces and nephews, Patricia, Bruce, Ross, Karen and Sidney Meloney and Sandy Ball.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her devoted husband, Purcell MacLeod, brothers, Ross and Sidney (Lois) Meloney, and in-laws Billy (Gordie) Lovett, Marion (Doug) Ball, and nephew, Ian Lovett.
Visitation for Edna will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, Beech Street, North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/28/2014 North Sydney on May 25, 1920
MacLeod John David MacLeod CBP 03/01/2014
Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of John David MacLeod, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Joann (Gallant) and the late John David MacLeod and was a member of St. Anne’s Church.
John David was an employee with McFadgen’s Bakery for the past 12 years. He was a great artist and a talented tattoo artist. He also enjoyed playing guitar, video games and spending time with his canine companion Lola. John David had a great sense of humour and got great pleasure from playing practical jokes on his family and friends.
John David is survived by his loving mother, Joann MacLeod; his girlfriend of 23 years, Rose Malin; brothers, Donnie (Cheryl) and Daniel, all of Glace Bay; sister, Lorraine (Tracey), Truro. He will also be missed by his eight nieces; two nephews; several cousins, especially his cousin Tanya Nicholson who was more like a sister and numerous friends.
He was predeceased by his father John David and his grandparents.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, 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 Fr. Leo Boone will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date.
Memorial donations in John David’s memory may be made to the Cancer Society.
Online condolences to the MacLeod family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/31/2013 Glace Bay
MacLeod Kenneth MacLeod CBP 22/02/2014
Kenneth MacLeod

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: February 20th, 2014

Kenneth Donald MacLeod, 63 of Dartmouth passed away Feb. 20, 2014 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Donald MacLeod and Margaret (Morrison) MacLeod. He retired from the National Research Council, was former president and active member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloe, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch #31.
He is survived by Mary MacNeil; his sons, Iain MacLeod and Stephan MacLeod; daughter, Maggie (MacLeod) Perkins; brothers, Gordon MacLeod (Shaune) and Douglas MacLeod (Wilma); grandchildren, Rowan MacLeod and Kenna MacLeod; his many beloved nieces and nephews; his extended family, friends, and co-workers.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St, Dartmouth, followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. at the Harbour Lodge Buffalo Club (2 Wentworth, Dartmouth). Interment at a later date at Forest Haven Memorial Garden,1510 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB

2/20/2014 New Waterford
MacLeod Linda Elaine MacLeod Cape Breton Post 10/03/2014
With heavy hearts, the family of Linda MacLeod, regret to announce her passing on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Linda passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Waterford, Linda was the daughter of the late Jim and Tena (Campbell) Crombie.
Before retirement Linda was employed with the town of New Waterford and later the CBRM for 37 years. She was a member of Calvin United Church and was a member of Calvin UCW. Linda will also be missed by her little pug, ‘Carlin’, sitting in her chair with her watching her favourite baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays.
Linda is survived by her loving husband, Frank of 48 years. Also surviving are sons, Parker, Langley, B.C. ,and Scott (Carolann), New Waterford. Linda (Nana) was also blessed with two granddaughters, Stephanie and Kristen, whom she cherished and adored. Linda is also survived by her brother, David 'Woody' (Phyllis) Crombie and their son, Tyler, Lingan; her sisters-in-law, Carmen Matheson and Valerie Chiasson, who were more like sisters to her, both of Sydney.
Linda was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Bill.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Cancer Centre, CBRH and the AnCala Palliative Care Unit. Your exceptional care and compassion will always be remembered.
As requested, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at Calvin United Church, Hudson Street, New Waterford with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating on Tuesday at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in the church.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

3/8/2014 New Waterford
MacLeod Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' MacLeod CBP 28/01/2014
Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' MacLeod

Born In: North Sydney
Born: October 23rd, 1916

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 26th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' MacLeod, 97, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney.
Born in North Sydney on Oct. 23, 1916, the daughter of the late William and Ada (Adams) Burrows, Betty was the last surviving member of her family.
She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, and at one time a choir member, member of the UCW and the Eastern Star Lodge. She was a former member of St. Columba Church, Leitches Creek.
Betty was a kind, gentle and loving soul and had a very friendly nature with a smile for everyone. She was a great saleslady, having worked at Meloney’s Shoe Store in North Sydney for over 15 years.
Betty is survived by one niece, Betty Anne MacDonald (Gary Fitzgerald), Cambridge, N.S., and by her sisters-in-law, Helen Bennett, Muriel MacInnis and Marjorie MacInnis.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband Alexander MacInnis and her second husband Gordon MacLeod, her brother Walter Burrows and his wife Mary and her sister Jean and her husband Stan Brown.
Visitation for Betty will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/26/2014 North Sydney on Oct. 23, 1916
MacLeod Walter Donald 'Wally' Macleod CBP 28/01/2014
Walter Donald 'Wally' Macleod

Born In: Neil's Harbour
Born: February 25th, 1945

Passed in: White Point
Passed on: January 26th, 2014


It is with the heaviest of hearts that we the family announce the passing of our dearest father, brother, grandfather and friend, Walter Donald Macleod on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil's Harbour surrounded by his loving family.
Born Feb. 25, 1945, in Neils Harbour, he was the son of the late John Neilie and Edith (MacDonald) Macleod.
He was a member of Aspy Bay United Church, Aspy Bay.
Being a member of the Sydney Curling Club, Wally was an avid and well-known curler in the 1970s.
During that time Wally made many friends while working for Eastern transport in Sydney. Upon returning to Dingwall, Wally (with wife Margaret MacNeil and family) managed and operated the Highland Heart Canteen. Wally was also employed as a dockside monitor for Department of Fisheries and eventually worked and retired with Canada Post. Some of Wally's favourite hobbies were going to square dances, Celtic music, playing guitar and his passion for sports, especially hockey. He was a true blue Leafs fan till the very end.
Wally's time was spent enjoying time with his best friend and devoted partner Rose and her family who meant the world to Wally. His love for pets was felt by Bear his cat whom Wally cherished. Although Wally made many friends throughout the years Burt Doucette was the one closest to his heart.
Wally is survived by his daughter, Debbie Macleod, Sydney; son, Scott Macleod, Edmonton; grandchildren, ,Jordan, Jessica, Joey, Ryan, his beloved Rose and her family.
He is also survived by brothers, Arnold (Claire) Macleod, Baddeck, and Neiland (Carol ) Macleod, Dingwall; a special aunt, Hectorine; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alexander Macleod, niece, Melanie Macleod and special friend, Mary MacDonald.
Walter’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Janice and the staff at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital and Wanda Barron with palliative care services for making Wally's journey a peaceful one.
In honoring Wally’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A celebration of his life will take place at Aspy bay United Church on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Margie Wood officiating. Burial to take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to the palliative care services or charity of choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/26/2014 Neil's Harbour on Feb. 25, 1945
MacMullin Neil 'Greg' MacMullin CBP 09/01/2014
Neil 'Greg' MacMullin

Greg MacMullin passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
The full obituary and funeral arrangements in Glace Bay will follow at a later date.

1/5/2014
MacNeil Ashley John George MacNeil Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ashley MacNeil, 34, of Sydney Mines, in Edmonton, Alta.
Ashley John George MacNeil was born on Sept. 10, 1979, in Neil’s Harbour, Cape Breton. He was a proud member of Local 682 Pipefitters Union. 
Ashley was a loving father of two young boys. When not out west working, he dedicated his time to his boys and his family. He spent some of his time in the barn, always working on a new project. 
Ashley was an adventurous young man who sought to travel the world, and explore the treasures of life. He had a kind, positive and genuine nature that touched the lives of many. 
Ashley is survived by the love of his life, Phyllis Peters; his two loving children, Tyler and James and his parents, Paula and Russell MacNeil. Also mourning his loss are his two brothers, Blair and Brent (Barb Moore); his two sisters, Kim (Cory Parks) and Brenda (Dean Smith); nieces, nephews, along with numerous aunts, uncles and friends. 
Ashley will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call partner, dad, son, family and friend. 
"Ashley, you were a sweet ray of sunshine in all our lives. We all love you and will miss you so much. Until we meet again…"
Visitation for Ashley MacNeil will be held Monday, March 17, 2014, in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. The burial will take place in the spring. 


Neil's Harbour, Sept. 10, 1979
MacNeil Christina 'Loretta' MacNeil Cape Breton Post 10/03/2014
Died peacefully at her home on March 7, 2014, in Halifax after a long struggle with Alzheimers.
She was born to Joseph and Christie Ann (Jobes) MacNeil and grew up on Convent Street in Sydney Mines.
She was always very proud of her Celtic heritage.
Her long nursing career started in 1951, when she graduated from St. Joseph Hospital in Glace Bay and continued for many years at the Halifax Infirmary until her retirement. She found her time at staff health the most rewarding.
Loretta was the last surviving member of her family, having been predeceased by Lawrence, Bernard, Michael, Mary, Sister Ann Mary, Theresa, and Camillus. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their extended families.
Visitation will be held at Francis Funeral Home in Sydney Mines today (Monday March 10, 2014) from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 11 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish (the former St. Pius X Church) Main Street, Sydney Mines with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Internment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society, in Loretta's memory, would be greatly appreciated.
Special thanks to her Newfoundland Ladies, Bride and Doreen, and also Marg, Dr. Tilley, her Heatherwood Court friends, Anita and all the team at Continuing Care. Thank you all for your kindness.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.

3/3/2014 Sydney Mines
MacNeil Frances MacNeil CBP 13/02/2014
Frances MacNeil

Born In: Sydney
Born: May 26th, 1920

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 11th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Frances MacNeil, 91, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014.
Born in Sydney, Frances was the daughter of the late Michael and Florence MacNeil of Sydney.
Frances was a graduate of Holy Angels Convent and on Aug. 11, 1943, she married the love of her life, Malcolm MacNeil. Frances and Malcolm lived most of their married life in Mississauga, Ont., where Frances was a longtime employee of Lever Brothers. In 1996 Fran and Malk returned to Cape Breton, living in Sydney River and recently residing at
the Harbourstone Enhanced Care.
Frances was a person of great faith attending Our Lady of Fatima Church for many years. Her interests included quilting and tending to her beautiful gardens. Fran and Malk loved to travel, visiting many parts of the world.
Frances is survived by her only brother, Father Joseph A. MacNeil of Shenacadie and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Malcolm in 2012, sisters, Theresa Marie and Collette.
Special thanks is extended to the wonderful staff of Steelworkers Lane - Harbourstone Enhanced Care — for their care, concern and genuine love for Frances.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at St. Barra Church, Christmas Island, from 9 to 11a.m. Funeral Mass will be held immediately following, beginning at 11 a.m. with Fr. Joe A. MacNeil presiding. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to 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 MacNeil family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

2/11/2014 May 26th, 1920
MacNeil James 'JJ' MacNeil CBP 28/02/2014
James 'JJ' MacNeil

Born In: Johnstown
Born: October 12th, 1930

Passed in: Sydney Forks
Passed on: February 26th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James Joseph MacNeil which took place on Feb. 26, 2014.
Born in Johnstown on Oct. 12, 1930, to parents Roderick and Cecilia (Gillis) MacNeil, JJ or Jim as he was also known was raised in Soldiers Cove, Richmond County.
It was during his childhood and on his family homestead that he developed his work ethic and shaped the foundation of his character.
Jim married Mary G. MacDonald of Boisdale and they settled in Sydney Forks. Together they raised three children, son Liam (Susan), Hinton, Alberta; daughters, Melissa, Dutch Brook, and Angela, Sydney Forks. Also surviving Jim are his sisters, Sadie (Tom) Brady, Burlington, Ontario; Helen (Jack) Bresnehan, Brantford, Ontario, Marie (Furzer) Elliot, Montreal, Quebec; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and members of the MacLean, MacDonald and MacNeil families. Jim’s lifelong friends were especially loyal, particularly Joseph Nugent.
James was predeceased by his parents, Roderick and Cecilia; brothers Martin and Edward MacNeil; sister Jen MacLean, and by nephews MR MacLean, Alvin MacNeil and Jamie Bresnehan.
Educated at St. Peter’s High School, Jim acquired a passion for learning which would follow him through life. His degrees in science and education were earned at St. FX and Loyola Universities. He studied engineering at the NS Institute of Technology (NSIT). He was also part of the original staff of the Eastern Institute of Technology, which now exists as Cape Breton University. While teaching in the math department at the former University College of Cape Breton, Jim co-founded the Alternate Energy Society, with a vision of developing wind energy and maintained that one day windmills would be seen on the grounds of the college. Jim was steadfast in his faith and commitment to his family. This extended into his volunteering for most any job, regardless of size.
Jim had a love of music which enriched his life and he spent many years as a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association, the Cape Breton Gaelic Choir and the Golden Tones. In his retirement years, Jim re-engaged with the Gaelic Language and became a fluent speaker. His particular interest during this time was in the Gaelic songs of Richmond County.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacNeil will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. A family burial will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to CBU Alumni Association or the Youth Gaelic Immersion Program of the Colaisde Na Gaidhlig, (CB Gaelic College) or a charity of choice.

2/26/2014 October 12th, 1930
MacNeil James Joseph MacNeil Cape Breton Post 01/03/2014
James Joseph “JJ” MacNeil, who passed away February 26, 2014, was predeceased by his parents, Roderick and Cecilia, brothers Martin and Edward MacNeil, sister Jen MacLean and by nephews MR MacLean, Alvin MacNeil and Jamie Bresnehan. 
2/26/2014
MacNeil James MacNeil CBP 16/01/2014
James MacNeil

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 13th, 2014

James Vincent MacNeil died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Vince grew up in a close and loving family in the community of Bras d’Or. He was the son of the late James A. MacNeil and Mary Catherine
MacDonald.
He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Colleen (MacCormack); son, James (Bernadette) Bras d’Or, daughter Marybeth (Kevin) Walker, Inverness; seven grandchildren, Haley, Brennan and Kate MacNeil and Megan, Emily, Laura and Kevin Walker. Also surviving are brother, Fr. Sandy MacNeil, Sydney; sisters, Catherine Sutton, Bras d'Or and Sister Millie MacNeil, CND, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Elaine Schmid, Delores Starzomski, Heather Fraser and Lisa Raitt; brother-in-law, Daniel MacCormack and the late
Colin MacCormack.
Vince was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Halifax. He was also a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends. Vince was by nature a quiet, discreet man. As an astute businessman integrity, generosity and deep respect for the person were hallmarks of his lived experience.
After graduation from university, Vince worked at the steel plant general office. He then assumed his father’s business Alex MacNeil and Sons, Bras d’Or. In 1970 Vince established and operated MacNeil’s Motel where it was his delight to meet the many patrons from various places and cultures. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and sailing his boat on the Bras d’Or Lakes.
Vince was a contributor to his church and community. He served on the New Deal Community Development Board, the Harbourview Hospital Resident Council Board and was a strong supporter of the Fish and Game Association.
Visitation for Vince will be Friday, Jan. 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A mass to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Sandy MacNeil officiating followed by a luncheon at the parish hall, Bras d'Or.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harbour View Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Vince’s family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.

1/13/2014
MacNeil Joan MacNeil CBP 01/02/2014
Joan MacNeil

Born In: Whitney Pier

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

After a life of loving, caring for others, and being the kindest and the gentlest being, God has called his most beautiful angel back to be with Him. It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend Kathleen ‘Joan’ (O'Day) MacNeil on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.
Joan was the youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Madge (Boland) O'Day. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mom was born and lived her entire life in Whitney Pier. She was a life-long member of Holy Redeemer Parish, where for years she was a member of the senior folk choir. After graduating from Holy Redeemer Girls' School, Mom married Dad and raised her family. She later worked at Zellers and finally went on to work as switchboard operator at Sydney City Hospital/Cape Breton Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1997. Her quick wit, dry sense of humor and warm personality drew people to her, as she was fun and made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. Mom loved her work at the switchboard at the old City Hospital and made many life-long friends there whom she cherished. Mom's true joy in life was spending her summers at "the bungalow" at Johnston's Harbour. This is where Mom was most happy with all her family around, sharing card games (which she usually won), teaching her grandchildren the skills of rummy and scat, and where everyone gathered for music and fun memories. How she loved to dance!
Mom was a book-worm in every sense of the word and enjoyed reading immensely, soaking up books of every sort, and she passed this love of reading on to her children and grandchildren. Mom was an incredible cook, famous for her awesome cabbage rolls, and always made sure to have a "stash" of treats for the kids. She was a creative person who loved sewing and art and encouraged this in her family. Nan loved new technology and kept in touch with her grandchildren via MSN and Facebook. No one could set up the satellite control and remote quite like her!
Mom was absolutely devoted to her family and making sure everyone's needs were met. No matter the circumstances, Mom always had a smile and warm words of love. In her gentle wisdom, Mom guided all of us through our difficult times, believed in us, and made everyone feel special and loved. She always listened, encouraged, advised, and taught us that you can be strong yet gentle. Mom strongly believed that children were a gift to be loved and cherished. She was even considered a second "mum" by many of her children's friends, and even to her grandchildren's friends. The most important things to her were to treat others as you want to be treated, forgiveness, and respect. She was a woman of strong faith and believed in the power of prayer and love. Mom's hugs were the warmest; her kisses the gentlest; she was simply the best. We'll carry the many wonderful memories of her with us, and her message to live life full of "love, love, love".
Mom is survived by daughters, Joan (Murray) Dingwall, Sharon (Rick) Tubrett, Kathy (Marty) Kolanko, Betty-Anne (Steve) MacPhee; son, John and grandchildren, Jenifer (Roy) Dingwall-MacDonald, Emily Dingwall (Jen White), Gina (Chris) Tubrett Crawley, Richard (Jana) Tubrett, Matthew Tubrett, Natasha Kolanko and Ellen, Andrew, and Joanna MacPhee. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Madilynn Crawley, Jack Tubrett, Mason and Jesse MacDonald; her sisters-in-law, Catherine Orychock, Visia MacNeil and Ann MacNeil, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph (Dewey); her sisters, Margaret (Reginald) Donovan, Letty (Les) Young; and her brother, Tom (Eileen) O'Day.
Visitation for the late Joan MacNeil will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 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 on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one's 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.
"I am sad to leave, but I have to go."

1/31/2014 Whitney Pier
MacNeil Joseph 'Gussie' MacNeil CBP 25/01/2014
Joseph 'Gussie' MacNeil

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the sudden passing of Joseph Augustus 'Gussie' MacNeil on January 23, 2014, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Alex J. and Catherine (Brown) MacNeil.
He was employed with Modern City Dairy and Scotsburn Dairy Sydney for 35 years. Gussie was a member of St Anthony's Parish. He was at one time president of the parish counsil, and a eucharistic minister. He also belonged to the Carmelites.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Beverly (MacMullin). Daughters - Cheryl MacDonald (Dan) and Lynette Cathcart (Blaine) of Glace Bay. Sons- Ron (Karen) Newfoundland and Trevor (Ella) Kentville N.S. Brother - Francis (Baker) MacNeil. 10 Grandchildren - Chad (Holly) MacDonald NewBrunswick, Alicia (Ray) MacDonald-Boetang Sydney, Taylor and Brett MacDonald Glace Bay, Brooke and Camryn MacNeil Kentville, Crystal (Darcy) Lafortaine and Cory MacNeil Sudbury Ont, Conor and Caitlin MacNeil Newfoundland. Six wonderful great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was lovingly referred to as “Foddy’.
Gussie was predeceased by brothers Roddie, Joe, Mike, Ronald, and Terrence. Sisters - Lily, Margaret, Rita, Teresa, Mary, and two infant sisters.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, with father Norman MacPhee Officiating.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Gussie's memory to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com

1/23/2014 Glace Bay
MacNeil Marie MacNeil CBP 11/01/2014
Marie MacNeil

Born In: Ingonish
Born: May 17th, 1919

Passed in: Neil's Harbour
Passed on: January 9th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Marie MacNeil at Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil's Harbour on January 9, 2014.
Born on May 17, 1919 in Ingonish to Angus and Annabelle Gillis.
She was a lifetime member of St. Peter's Parish Catholic Church, Ingonish.
Marie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughters: Linda Donovan, Lexie MacNeil, Lorraine Hardy and Debbie Williams (Norman). Also surviving are her precious grandchildren Laurie Donovan (Timmy Hawley), Dawn MacLean (Mike Collins), Jeff MacLean (Glorie MacDougall), Mandy Esliger (Keith), Matthew Hardy, Graham Hardy, Tanya Williams (Dwayne Lewis) and Michael Williams (Kyla) and great grandchildren Dylan & Daniel Hawley, Hayden MacLean, Rowan Collins, Nolan Lewis and Ocean Williams.
Predeceased by husband Cecil in 1982; grandson Jamie Hardy; her parents Angus and Annabelle and her sisters: Julia Blundon, Maude Williams, Anne Gregory, Helen MacDonald, Mary Stella Gillis, Gertrude Lesnick and brothers: Ronald, Alex, John, David and Walter. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank Dr. Ken Murray, Dr. Bernard Buffett and all the nursing staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital for all their care and compassion mom received.
Visitation at Filmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Peter's Parish Catholic Church on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1p.m. Luncheon at Cape Smokey Recreational Centre (old school building), Ingonish Beach following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter's Parish or Palliative Care or a charity of one's choice.

1/9/2014 Ingonish May 17, 1919
MacNeil Mary Emmeline MacNeil CBP 02/01/2014
Born In: Dominion

Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: December 30th, 2013


With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our Mother, Mummy, Mom, Grammy, Gram and GiGi, Mary Emmeline MacNeil on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at New Waterford Heights care facility, New Waterford.
Born in Dominion, Emmeline was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary ('Mayme' McLean) Graham.
Some of her longest lasting memories were from her early childhood, tending the fan in her Father's (Papa) forge.
"They love to see the flaming forge
And watch the burning sparks that fly
Like chaff from a threshing-floor
The village blacksmith, under a spreading chestnut tree
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Many of her other memories came from her 36 years of service at CFS Sydney. Whenever she told a story from her beloved 'radar base' she swelled with joy and beamed a wonderful smile. She worked in the kitchen there from its very early inception as an Royal Canadian Air Force Base and component of the DEW line to its final days and closure, as Canadian Forces Base Sydney.
She had met, cooked, served and baked for innumerable people from all across our country, a fact which gave her great pride, and stayed with her to the end.
Another source of pride for Emmeline were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was proud to have been a working mother, prouder still to be Gram and being GiGi completed and filled her heart beyond imagination.
She was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.
Emmeline is survived by her husband of 55 years, Greg MacNeil, formerly from Low Point; her children, Neil Kennedy, Dominion, Barbara Hall (Edward), New Brunswick, Maurice Kennedy (Karen), Dominion, Monica McNeil (Michael), Dominion, Michael Kennedy (Loraine), Dominion, Debbie Parlee, Ontario, and Allan MacNeil, Dominion. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Hall (Tina), New Brunswick, Sandra Johnson (Scott), Glace Bay, Michele McNeil, Sydney, Justin Parlee, Ontario, Kelly Parlee (Peter), New Brunswick; great-grandchildren, Dustin Hall, New Brunswick, Lya Hall, New Brunswick, Kennedy Johnson, Glace Bay, Xavier Johnson, Glace Bay; her brother, Eldrich Graham (Celia), Glace Bay; and treasured friend and sister-in-law, Viola (Nolie) Graham, Glace Bay.
Emmeline was predeceased by her brothers, Neil, Laurence, Walter, Dan, Michael, William and sisters, Katie, Mary (Girlie), Pearl and her first husband, Joe Kennedy.
The family would like to extend their appreciation for the ladies of New Waterford Homemakers for the care they provided which allowed our mother to remain in her home as long as she did.
We would also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Angels of New Waterford Heights Care Facility. The warmth grace and depth of the caring afforded to our mother, dignity and a feeling of royal welcome in her new home. And further thanks to Mom's very special angel, Alana Trainor.
Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Fr. Dan Boudreau officiating. Reception hosted in church basement.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

12/30/2013 Dominion, Cape Breton
MacNeil Mary Honora (MacDonald) MacNeil Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
Mary Honora (MacDonald) MacNeil, age 92, of Halifax, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in the Halifax Infirmary, QE II.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of Angus A. and Honora MacDonald.
She attended school at Mount Carmel in New Waterford followed by Mount Saint Bernard in Antigonish and completed her education graduating from the College of Pharmacy, Halifax in 1942. She loved her chosen profession and was employed for 52 years with Lawton’s Drugs and its predecessors, McLeod Balcolm and Balcolm-Chittick Ltd.
Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chiefs and Petty Officers, Windsor Park.
She was an avid skating enthusiast all her life. 
Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jerome 'Jerry'; daughter, Joan (Rick); grandsons, Ryan and Lawren. She is also survived by her brother, Malcolm MacDonald (Mary), Ottawa and Helen Abbass (Ferris), Halifax, as well as sisters-in-law, Isabel Lewiskin, Halifax, Beatrice MacDonald, New Waterford; several nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her brother, John Hugh; sisters, Sr. Margaret A. MacDonald, CND, Isabel, and Alexandra.
Special thanks to Dr. Judy Mader and the staff and residents of the Berkeley, Gladstone.
Visitation will be Friday, March 21 in Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebratedSaturday, March 22 in Blessed Mother of Teresa of Calcutta parish at 10 a.m., with reception to follow. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Family flowers only with donations made to charity of choice. 
To send messages of condolence to the family, please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com.

3/17/2014 New Waterford
MacNeil Michael Edward “Boris” MacNeil Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Edward MacNeil. Michael peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital with his brother Kevin at his side. 
Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Peter and Elva (Chant) MacNeil and was a former member of St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay. 
A 1975 graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy, he spent his entire career in security, working with the K-Mart until its closure and then with Canadian Tire, both in Sydney. Michael enjoyed sports and was a big Bruins and Red Sox fan. He was a very outgoing person and truly enjoyed being with a crowd; that’s probably why he knew so many people.
Michael will be missed by many; especially by his brother Kevin; brother-in-law Gary Pace; nephew Steven Pace; aunts Annie T. MacNeil and Rita MacNamara; numerous cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by sisters Bernice and Janet, both in infancy and sister Marlene Pace.
There will be no visitation cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
A funeral mass, celebrating Michael’s life will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Holy Cross Church in Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. 
Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glace Bay, at a later date. 

3/12/2014 Glace Bay
MacNeil Reynelda MacNeil Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
It is with deep sadness the family announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Reynelda MacNeil at the QEII Hospital in Halifax on March 11, 2014.
Born in Sydney on Dec. 14th, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sadie Mae MacNeil. 
Formerly of Intercolonial St., Reynelda was a long-time resident of New Dawn where she made many close friends over the years, especially Russell & Laurie. She loved her day trips, spending time with her friends at Cairdeil Place and in her younger years enjoyed summers at the family cottage in Grand Narrows. 
She is survived by her sisters Marguerite (Joe) Ryan, Shenacadie and Marie MacKinnon, USA; sisters- in- law Mildred and Jean MacNeil and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Hector, Donnie and Clinton MacNeil; brother-in-law Steven MacKinnon and nieces Lorna Siegler, Paula Marie MacNeil and two siblings in infancy Joseph & Annie MacNeil. 
Visitation will take place Thursday 7-9 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating, Friday at 10 a.m., with internment in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

3/11/2014 December 14th, 1937
MacNeil Robert B. (R.B.) MacNeil CBP 26/02/2014
Robert B. (R.B.) MacNeil
Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Westmount, Canada
Passed on: February 24th, 2014

Robert B. (R.B.) MacNeil, 65, of Westmount passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2014.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John P. MacNeil and Katherine 'Kay' MacNeil. Also predeceased by his stepmother Eileen (Porter) MacNeil.
Loving father to Justin (Laura) MacNeil, Jeffrey MacNeil and Brenon MacNeil. Proud grandfather of Marijka MacNeil. Loving brother to John 'Jack' MacNeil, Sandy (Barb) MacNeil, Pauline Cameron, Betty MacNeil and Margaret-Anne (Don) Cann. Robert was also a great uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Robert had a passion for the automobile industry following in his father's footsteps handing on the passion to his sons. He was a well-known auto mechanic and member of the Automobile Dealer Association. He also operated Regional Fuels providing warmth to many homes in his community. Proud member of the Dobson Yacht Club where he spent countless hours with his cherished friends and family.
A funeral service will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Westmount, at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2014. Following the service we warmly invite all of his friends to join us in a celebration of R.B's life at the Dobson Yacht Club.

2/24/2014 Sydney
MacNeil Robert MacNeil CBP 03/01/2014
Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Upper Leitches Creek
Passed on: January 26th, 2014

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Robert Daniel MacNeil on Dec. 26, 2013, at home.
Born in Sydney, Robert was the son of the late John Hugh and Jenny (Jamieson) MacNeil.
Robert was raised in the Pier. He worked in the open hearth at Sydney Steel Plant before making a life and career with the Canadian Armed Forces. After leaving the Armed Forces due to medical, Robert made his home in Upper Leitches Creek. He was a kind man who was known to help anyone in need before himself. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, grand-uncle, brother and friend. Robert had the biggest heart in the world when it came to his grandchildren. He served the country that he loved. Robert will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert leaves behind the love of his life, soul mate, Dianne Harvey; daughter, April (Ambrose) Kennedy; sons, Robert Jr. and David; five grandchildren; sisters, Rose Marie (Paul) MacIsaac and June (Karl) Hall; brothers, Hughie, Anthony ‘Tony’, Neil (Shelly), Kenny and John Harvey (Wendy); as well as all his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Russell and sister, Charlotte Burke.
Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert Daniel MacNeil will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12-1 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. A private family interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
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.

12/26/2014 Sydney
MacNeil Shirley (Ryan) MacNeil Cape Breton Post 19/03/2014
A memorial mass for the late Shirley (Ryan) MacNeil of Toronto, formerly of New Waterford, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 20 in The Parish of Saint Leonard, New Waterford, Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A reception will follow in St. Leonard Parish Hall, Convent Street.
Our sister Shirley slipped peacefully away to be with the Lord on the morning of February 28, 2014, at the age of 79. She was the daughter of the late Barney and Ida (Tighe) Ryan of New Waterford.
From a family of 16, she is survived by beloved sisters, Marilyn Ryan, Dolores Fraser and Vange Gaudet. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Daniel (Pauline), Steven and Glen (Robin), all of Ontario.
Predeceased by her son, Brad (Sue).

2/28/2014
MacNeil Shirley MacNeil CBP 06/01/2014
Shirley MacNeil

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 4th, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother, Shirley MacNeil, wife of the late Ian MacNeil on Jan. 4, 2014, in the Northside General Hospital.
Shirley was born in Glace Bay and grew up in Sydney, the daughter of the late Murdock and Annie (Morrison) Kerr.
Shirley enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club members, baking for her family, reading, and singing in the Rotary show chorus in Showboat, Desert Song and Student Prince. As a young adult, she volunteered as a Brown Owl. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrew’s United Church and Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Ainslie MacNeil-Campbell (Bill) of Halifax; sons, John MacNeil and Alan MacNeil (Norma), both of Sydney; grandsons, Nicholas Campbell of Calgary, and Tim Campbell of Halifax; granddaughter, Alexis of Sydney. She is also survived by her sister, Heather Inkpen (Ross) of Toronto; brother, Bruce Kerr of Sydney; brother-in-law, Bob Prier of Dartmouth and sister-in-law, Marg Kerr of Sydney River. Also, her dear friend and cousin by marriage, Thelma McCurdy.
Shirley was predeceased by sister, Elaine Prier, brothers, Ken Kerr (Rita) and Donnie Kerr.
A funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Rev. Thomas Whent will officiate, reception following the service. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery, Mira at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Northside/Harbour View Hospital Foundation or to a charity of choice.
The family would like to extend warm appreciation to Dr. Myatt and Janice, Dr. Joan Salah, the unbelievably caring staff of 4 West Northside General Hospital, and staff at Cape Breton Regional Hospital and My Cape Breton Home for seniors in North Sydney.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/4/2014
MacNeil Stanley MacNeil Cape Breton Post 01/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Stanley Francis MacNeil on Feb. 21, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta.
Stanley was born in Big Pond on July 25, 1946. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Christina MacNeil and special grandparents Elizabeth and Alex R. MacNeil,
“Stan” will be sadly missed by his wife Gwen, his stepchildren Darren and Shawna and grandchildren Jordan and Bailey. Also left to mourn are aunts and uncles, half-brother and sisters and many first cousins. Stanley’s love for his family and Cape Breton will never be forgotten.
For many years Stanley co-owned a successful business, “Karaoki World,” which he enjoyed. After retiring in 2007, he and his wife Gwen loved to travel and Vegas was a favourite destination.
A celebration of Stanley’s life will take place in Calgary on March 8th.
“You will remain forever in our hearts.”

2/21/2014 7/25/1946
MacNeil Valerie (Donovan) MacNeil Cape Breton Post 28/03/2014
Valerie (Donovan) MacNeil
Born: February 8th, 1957

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: March 26th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Valerie (Donovan) MacNeil, 57, of Bras d’Or. Surrounded by her family, Valerie passed peacefully Wednesday morning at the Northside General Hospital.
Valerie was the daughter of the late Tom and Babs (Butts) Donovan.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Brenda Lee Jack. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, friends, and the love of her life.
Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the 4th and 5th floors at the Northside General, and the ICU Unit in Sydney.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
"I believe in Angels,
The ones that Heaven sends,
They are identified as Aunts,
And very special friends."

3/26/2014 2/8/2014
MacNeil William 'Paul' MacNeil Cape Breton Post 19/03/2014
It is with great sadness, we the family of William Paul MacNeil, loving son, husband and father, announce his passing on Tuesday, March 19, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his family by his side.
Born in North Sydney, Paul was the son of Josephine (Hood) MacNeil and the late Roderick MacNeil.
He was postal worker with Canada Post until his retirement in 2008. He was a 3rd degree member of the Fr. William Keily Council of the Knights of Columbus and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19, North Sydney. Paul was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his mother Josephine 'Josie' MacNeil, North Sydney, his wife Mabel (Jardine) MacNeil, and his two sons, Jeffrey and Roddie MacNeil.
Besides his father Roddie, he was predeceased his only brother John MacNeil in 2010.
Paul will be remembered and missed by his beach friends and Royal Canadian Legion buddies and also by his little canine friend Eddy.
Visitation for Paul 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. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com

3/19/2015 North Sydney
MacPhail Lloyd MacPhail CBP 24/01/2014
Lloyd MacPhail

Born In: South Bar
Born: April 1st, 1920

Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: January 22nd, 2014

With heartfelt sadness, we, the family of Lloyd Clayton MacPhail of Sydney River, announce his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The loving care provided by his family allowed Lloyd to remain comfortably at home.
Born in South Bar on April 1, 1920, he was the son of the late Colin and Laura (MacIntyre) MacPhail.
Lloyd was a family man with a kind nature and soft, humble demeanour, who will be remembered for his long lasting and ever present dry humour. If at any moment Lloyd wasn't joking around, he was just setting up the punch line. The original “April Fool”, Lloyd’s nature endeared him to his large family and the friends he made through the years. There are not enough words to describe how special he was to his family and many, many friends.
Lloyd is survived by six daughters, Heather (Gary) Hatcher, Sydney, Bonnie MacPhail, Sydney River, Laurie (Lee) Williams, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Wendy Noble, Sydney River, Ellen deVarennes, Dartmouth and Cindy MacPhail, Westmount; three sons, Dave (Wendy), Sydney River, Kevin (Louise), Frenchvale and Lorne (Genevieve), Frenchvale; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lola (Gerald) Tweddle, Bridgewater; brothers, Stanley (Jennie), Sydney and Walter (Marcella), Howie Centre; sister-in-law, Olive Hulford; and brother-in-law, John Stevens.
Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Eva (Stevens) MacPhail; eldest son, Charles 'Barry' MacPhail; granddaughter, Rebecca Naomi Williams and brothers, Joseph, Robert, Dempsey and Sidney 'Brud'.
In 1985, he retired from the Sydney Steel Corporation as a foreman in the electrical department, after 48 years of dedicated service. Lloyd was a member of #84 Masonic Lodge, Philae Shriners and a long standing member of the United Protestant Church of Sydney River. Along with his brothers, Lloyd was involved in the sport of boxing in his younger years, and his passion for the sport continued throughout his life. As a member of the Coxheath Skaters, he had many friends in the seniors' skating community. In addition, Lloyd loved to dance and attend social events with his many friends.
Sincere thanks for the compassionate care offered by the Cape Breton County Homemakers, VON, Palliative Care staff, and his personal caregiver, Vera.
Visitation to take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. (15 minutes prior to the second visitation). A memorial service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, with Rev. Laurie MacCuish officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Protestant Church of Sydney River or a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
James 3: 8- And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

1/22/2014 South Bar on April 1, 1920
MacPherson Barbara MacPherson Cape Breton Post 29/03/2014
Barbara MacPherson
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 27th, 2014
It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Barbara MacPherson, announce her passing on March 27, 2014, in the Glace Bay Hospital, with her loving family by her side. 
Barbara was a remarkable woman with countless friends, many of whom she met during her working-life at the Modern Co-op in Glace Bay. She was a parishioner of the former St. Eugene’s Parish, Dominion and was a long-time member of the choir. 
Barbara is survived by her three sons, Kevin (Lynn), Gardiner Mines, Charles (Carla), Dartmouth and Stephen (Barbara), Cole Harbour. “Gram” will truly be missed by her three cherished grandchildren, Meghan, Colin and Mason. She is also survived by her brothers, Kevin (Sharon) Corbett, Rannie (Diane) Corbett and by sister, Elaine Corbett; as well by her nieces and nephews. 
Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Dewey) MacPherson and by her parents, John and Lizzie Corbett.
Visitation for Barbara will be held Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, March 31st, at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in St. Eugene’s Parish Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in Barb’s memory may be made to the St. Eugene’s Cemetery Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the MacPherson family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

3/27/2014
MacPherson Elizabeth 'Betty' 'Doddy' MacPherson CBP 01/02/2014
Elizabeth 'Betty' 'Doddy' MacPherson

Born In: Sydney
Born: June 8th, 1933

Passed in: St. Thomas, Canada
Passed on: January 27th, 2014

Elizabeth 'Betty' 'Doddy' MacPherson of St. Thomas passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 81st year.
Beloved wife and best friend for over 60 years of Dan 'Turk' MacPherson. Loved mother of Deborah Anne and her husband Harry Geerlinks of St. Thomas and loved sister of Rita (Ken) McQueen of Truro, Nova Scotia, Jeanette (Phil) Bremner of Regina, Marie (John) Rakoschi of Aylmer, Irene Boudreau of Moncton, New Brunswick, and Dennis (Brenda) Boudreau of Halifax. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Nicole and Danielle Geerlinks.
She was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn McLeod and brother, Lawrence Boudreau.
Doddy was born June 8, 1933, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (MacDonald) Boudreau. She formerly worked at the Bank of Montreal.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lum and Dr. Carter as well as the staff of 5th floor at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for all their compassion and care as well as to Tanya McCready for her special concerns.
A private service will take place at a later date, no public visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to ghughson@execulink.com.

1/27/2014 Sydney, Cape Breton, June 8th, 1933
MacPherson Mark MacPherson CBP 25/01/2014
Mark MacPherson

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Born In: Glace Bay
Born: January 7th, 1934

Passed in: Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 22nd, 2014

Mark Bailey MacPherson, 80, of Grand View Manor, Berwick, N.S., passed away on Jan. 22, 2014 in the manor.
Born on Jan. 7, 1934 in Glace Bay, N.S., he was a son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Boutilier) MacPherson.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his ex-wife, the former Shirley Richard of Greenwood, N.S. and siblings Emily, William, Neil, Tommy and John.
He is survived by his partner and friend, Lori Pearson, Comox, B.C.; brothers, Lem (Donna) of Coldbrook; Danny of Calgary; Gus (Vera) and sisters, Tootsie, Isabel and Joan, all of Glace Bay; his children, Julie (Bob Maters) Carvel, Alta.; Wendy (Neil Clem) Viewmount, N.S.; Fr. John MacPherson, Kentville, N.S. and Joel (Sam Magus) Edmonton, Alta.; grandchildren, Chesley, Bradley, Cameron and Kate.
Mark was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Army) for almost 30 years. In the early 1950s, just three days before leaving for the Korean War, he was sent to Belgium instead. While in Belgium he was a member of the Belgian National Softball Team – all were Canadian military! He also served in London, Ont., Gagetown, N.B., Kingston, Ont., St. John’s, Nfld., and Greenwood, N.S. In 1967, Mark traveled around Canada with the Canadian Armed Forces Centennial Tattoo and in the 1980s was proud of his involvement with the Nova Scotia International Tattoo. In 1980, he did a six month tour with the United Nations in the Golan Heights. Upon retirement, he initially worked for CANEX (Greenwood) but spent the majority of his years in Comox, B.C., where he enjoyed making great friends and playing golf. Mark loved playing and coaching sports, especially softball and hockey. In his early years he was also a boxer. Mark was a highly regarded hockey referee and later in life became a golf fanatic. In 2011, Mark was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia and returned to the Annapolis Valley.
His family would like to thank Asmeret Iassu, Mountain Lea Lodge, and Grand View Manor for all of their “TLC” over the past two years.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville, N.S., with his brain being donated to the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. for research in exploring treatments and potential cures for various dementias. Wishing to return to the “holy land” of Cape Breton, a funeral and burial will be held in Glace Bay at a future date.
Donations may be made in Mark’s name to the JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Nova Scotia. (Mail to: JDRF 2055-1658 Bedford Highway, Bedford, N.S., B4A 2X9 or donate online at www.jdrf.ca).
Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Online inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

1/22/2014 Glace Bay on Jan. 7, 1934
MacRae Teresita 'Terry' (Molloy) MacRae CBP 08/02/2014
Teresita 'Terry' (Molloy) MacRae

Born In: St. Lawrence Nfld.
Born: April 8th, 1931

Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: February 1st, 2014

Teresita 'Terry' Olivia (Molloy) MacRae passed away on Feb 1, 2014.
Born April 8, 1931, daughter of Claude & Catherine Molloy St. Lawrence, Nfld., wife of Lloyd MacRae, West Arichat, N.S.
Terry passed away at home with family.
Those who knew her loved her.
"In the heavens throughout the day, you watch over us and now can hear us pray.
You see us smile and shed a tear,
we always know you are near.
You are the angel of our eye, our angel in the sky."
Thanks to the staff at the Halifax Regional Crematorium.
A service will be held in Newfoundland at a future date.

2/1/2014 St. Lawrence Nfld.
April 8th, 1931
MacRury Donald MacRur CBP 03/02/2014
Donald MacRur

Born In: Louisbourg

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

On Friday, January 31, 2014, at the age of 86, and in the early hours of the morning, God called him home. It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the peaceful passing of our Dad and Poppy, Donald John MacRury at Harbourstone Nursing Home.
Born in Louisbourg, Donald was the much-loved son and only child of the late James Malcolm and Jessie Mildred (Beaton) MacRury.
Donald began his working life as a seaman and was able to earn his First Mate’s papers. After marrying in 1955 and starting a family, he changed careers and entered the teaching profession. In 1960, he began his teaching career at Woodill Junior High, later moving to Sydney Academy, where he taught Math until his retirement at the age of 62. Never having lost his love of the sea, Dad occasionally worked summers as a ship’s officer travelling to regions as varied as the Caribbean and the Northwest Passage. A long-time member of Sydney Pentecostal Church, Dad helped out in various capacities from Sunday School teacher to church treasurer. He was also a member of the Gideons International in Canada for over twenty-five years, serving a term as Maritime Zone Leader. In his retirement, it was not uncommon for Dad to make spur of the moment trips, frequently visiting his grandchildren in Newfoundland. Retirement also provided Dad the opportunity to return to the sea, working with his cousin, Joseph (Dodi) Bagnell, at the inshore fishery.
Donald is survived by his three children; daughters, Shawna (Alex) Barter, Deer Lake, NL; Sharon MacRury (Alex Phillips), Marion Bridge; and son James (Minnie) MacRury, Sydney; five grandchildren, Donald, Shawn, and Robert MacRury; Ian and Caitlin Barter. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Hazel Watters, Bras d’Or.
Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his wife, Beulah Francis (Dyer) and a daughter, Donna Lee, in infancy; mother and father-in-law, Henry and Susan Mae (Decker) Dyer; sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Ruby; and brothers-in-law, George, Gordon, and Fred.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff and residents of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Nursing Home, Irish Cove Extension most recently, for their care and compassion during Dad’s stay there.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ron Coole officiating.
Donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Gideons International in Canada or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…

1/31/2014 Louisbourg
MacRury James 'Big Jim' MacRury CBP 07/02/2014
James 'Big Jim' MacRury



A memorial mass for Big Jim MacRury will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier.



MacRury James 'Big Jim' Raymond MacRury CBP 29/01/2014
James 'Big Jim' Raymond MacRury

Born In: Whitney Pier

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 26th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Big Jim MacRury on Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by love at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late Neil Alexander and Florence (LeDrew) MacRury. Jim was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Jim is survived by his loving children, Catherine-Anne (Brian) Bowman, Port Hawksbury, Jimmie (Debbie), Mira, John-Hugh (Sharon), Ontario, Paula (Stephen) MacLeod, Sydney; grandchildren, Adam, Katie, Greg, Matthew and Melissa; in-laws Kay Filek, Eileen (Bill) MacNeil, Carol (Paul) Bourgeois, Arthur McKenna, Beatrice MacRury, Catherine MacRury, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim is also survived by his good friend George Tomie, as well as his loving furry companion, Rory.
Dad started work at the age of 14 at the Sydney Steel Plant and worked in the rail finishing mill for 43 years until his retirement in 1985. He was a proud member of the CCF and was a true believer and supporter of Tommy Douglas. Dad was proud to carry the plaque card for the Steel Plant Parade of Concern in 1967. He loved to participate in the rotary shows.
In his younger years, Dad enjoyed playing baseball in the Pier and he loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays. Dad was a devoted husband and father and he has left many cherished memories of fun-filled summer vacations spent in Mira and the bungalow in Benacadie. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and he loved family gatherings with Pauline’s home cooking. Dad enjoyed going for Sunday drives around South Bar especially stopping at the Bayside Canteen and spending time at Iona Beach, which was one of his favourite places. You could be sure to find Dad in his chair, smiling and wiggling his feet while listening to Donnie Campbell every Sunday night. Dad loved Celtic music and his Cape Breton home and he was especially proud to be a Pier boy.
Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Pauline (McKenna) in June 2013. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Archie and Donald and by brother-in-law Joe Filek.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Irish Cove wing of Harbourstone Enhanced Care for their compassion and care during Dad’s stay there. We will all miss his beautiful smile and friendly ways.
Upon Dad’s request there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate Big Jim’s life on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
"Strike three ... Ball Game Over"
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

1/26/2014 Whitney Pier
MacSween Ruth MacSween Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of a beautiful mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend, Ruth MacSween on March 16, 2014.
Born in Sydney, she was the third eldest daughter of the late Neil and Johanna (Annie Mac) Chipman MacIntyre.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was a member of Sydney River United Protestant Church. Mom worked for many years at Breton Bay nursing home, where she developed many friendships. She enjoyed life to the fullest especially skating, sewing. Knitting, cooking, and cheering at hockey games for her grandchildren as well as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Ruth enjoyed most of all spending time with her family in Halifax, Ingonish, and travels elsewhere. Mom's life centered around her unconditional love for her family and friends, and was actively involved in their lives.
Mom is survived by her five children, David (Priscilla), Lloyd (Carolyn), Glen, Debra (John) Kirkpatrick and Judy (Marcel McKeough), and her 15 grandchildren, Jonathan, Ryan, Brent, Maeghan, Damon, Murray, Nyles, John, Neil, Logan, Lesley, Michael, Christine, Breagh and Maggie and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She was predeceased by her husband Neil MacSween, sisters Irene Clarke, Jean MacCharles, Mary Landry, and brothers Billy, Johnny, Buddy, Jimmy, David and infant brothers Conrad and Donald.
Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, George Street, Sydney on Tuesday, March 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service at Sydney River Untied Protestant Church on Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to United Protestant Church of Sydney River, VON, or Palliative Care.

3/16/2014 Sydney
MacVarish Sarah 'Sadie' MacVarish Cape Breton Post 22/03/2014
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the death of Sarah ‘Sadie’ MacVarish, 94 on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney where she has been a resident since 2006.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Flora (MacDougall) MacVarish. Sadie a long time resident of Baker Street, New Waterford was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Sadie received her early education in New Waterford. She later graduated from the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College in Truro, N.S. and began her teaching career in a one room school house in the fishing village of Bateston, Cape Breton. She returned to New Waterford where she was a well known teacher at St. Agnes School for 41 years, retiring in 1982. Her dedication to the teaching profession along with her passion for teaching inspired two of her nieces along with a great niece to enter into the teaching profession. Sadie was an active member of her community and a member of St. Agnes Parish C.W.L. for many years. 
Sadie is survived by nieces, Elaine (Stan Grandy), Halifax, Linda (John Catoul), Victoria Mines, Susan (Sam Moran), Judique, Elizabeth (Lorne Grabher), Dartmouth; nephews, Ian (Lina) MacMullin, Moncton, John LeBlanc, Calgary, AB, Alfred ‘Alfie’ LeBlanc, New Victoria, Donald ‘Donnie’ and Ronald ‘Ronnie’ MacMullin, New Waterford along with many great nieces and great nephews.
Besides her parents, Sadie was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Hugh ‘Toddy’, Ronald ‘Rannie’; sisters, Kay MacMullin and Agnes LeBlanc.
A woman of strong faith, generosity and courage, she was known for her wise counsel and quick but dry wit. Our Aunt Sadie was a very hospitable, welcoming presence in our lives. We will miss her support and encouragement.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, Nova Scotia. 
At Sadie’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley is Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. All are invited to join the family at St. Leonard’s Hall for a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sadie’s memory to a charity of choice. 

3/20/2014 New Waterford
Madower John Charles Madower CBP 15/01/2014
John Charles Madower

Born In: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Barrie, Canada
Passed on: January 12th, 2014

At his residence in Barrie, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
John Madower age 68 years, formerly of Cape Breton, N.S., beloved husband of Shirley Susan Noseworthy.
Dear father of Janice S. ( Ivan Galesic) of Barrie, John A. Madower, of Scarborough, Ont. Loving grandfather of Jessica Tecca and Chelsea Madower. Brother of Fred Madower (Iris) of Truro, N.S., Ruth Blackwood and Gladys Axworthy (Johnny) all of Sydney, N.S., Paul Madower (Audrey) of New Waterford, N.S., David Madower of Sydney, N.S., and Susan Cafazzo (Dino) of Ottawa, Ont. John was a wonderful father, husband and friend who loved fishing, hunting, golf and country music. He will be sadly missed by all.
A celebration of John’s life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 88 Cardinal St., Barrie, Ont. between 1and 5 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the OSPA. Barrie, Ont.
Condolences may be placed at marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca.

1/12/2014 Cape Breton
March Carl Henry March CBP 29/01/2014
Carl Henry March

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Ingonish
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

Carl Henry March, of Ingonish, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neils Harbour.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Albert and Annie (Larick) March.
Carl was a member of the Ingonish Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor (Hardy); daughters, Cathy (Stuart) Phillips, Cambridge, Ont., Robin Covey, Winnipeg, Man., Crystal March, Sydney, and Katelynn March, Ingonish; sisters, Anita (Peter) Campbell, Sydney, and Sharon (Harold) Bennett, Sydney; grandchildren, Cortney, Bobby, Carla, Sandy, Marc and Michelle; and eight great-grandchildren.
Carl was predeceased by his first wife, Wendy Palmer.
Visitation will take place at St. John’s Anglican Church, Ingonish on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Carolyn Sharp officiating. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Ingonish.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care, St. John’s Anglican Church, Ingonish, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/28/2014 Sydney
Marchand Alice Dora Marchand Cape Breton Post 13/03/2014
Alice passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014 at her residence in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, Port Hawkesbury. 
Born in Sydney she was the daughter of the late Walter Robert and Helene Marie (LeBlanc) Kiley. 
Alice was a lifetime member of St Louis C.W.L. for over 60 years. 
She is survived, by her sons, Roger McCalmont, Louisdale, Walter McCalmont, Toronto, Ont; sister, Annie Samson, Sydney; numerous nieces and nephews from coast to coast. 
She was predeceased by her first husband, James Alexander 'Al' McCalmont (1913 – 1959) and her second husband, Leonard Joseph Marchand (1919 - 2003); sister, Mary Alice Kiley; brother, William Austin Kiley. 
Visitation will be held on Friday evening at the Glenn Sampson Room in Louisdale, from 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Farewell will be held at St. Louis Church in Louisdale on Saturday morning at 11 a.m., with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisdale. 
Memorial donations can be made to St. Louis Parish Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. 

3/11/2014 Sydney
Markotich Blanche 'Bronia' Markotich CBP 07/02/2014
Blanche 'Bronia' Markotich

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 5th, 2014

Blanche ‘Bronia’ Markotich, 81, formerly of Whitney Pier, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Miecznik) Nowak.
She was a member of St. Theresa’s parish, Sydney. Blanche loved to garden, cook and quilt, but foremost in her life was her attention to her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn, Sydney, Terri, Ottawa; sons, John (Carolyn), Shelburne, and Tony, Toronto. ‘Babcia’ will be dearly missed by her three grandchildren, Chris, Scott and Breanne. Also surviving are her three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Tynski, Mrs. Mary Ryan and Jancia (Bernie) LaRusic, all of Sydney.
Blanche was predeceased by her husband John in 2006 and two brothers-in-law, John Tynski and Ray Ryan.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Markotich will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Polish Church with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.twcurry.com.

2/5/2014 Sydney
Marman Ronnie Marman CBP 04/02/2014
Ronnie Marman

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Ronnie Marman

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of E. Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Marman, age 41, on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Halifax following an accident on Hunter’s Mountain while doing what he loved, snowmobiling.
Born in Sydney, Ronnie was the son of Ronald and Rita (D’Angelo) Marman, Sydney.
Ronnie obtained his Degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) in 1996. He was employed at the Canadian Coast Guard College as a teaching instructor.
This world has lost a GIANT personality with his witty sense of humour and infectious chuckle. Ronnie had a tremendous zest for life and lived every moment to the fullest. He spent many hours building and flying model planes at the flying field with his friends, Glen Miller, Mike Barrie, George Carabin, and many other members of the Cape Breton RC Modellers. Ronnie enjoyed riding his motorcycle and snowmobile rides with his cousin Alan MacLeod and co-worker Dave Blythe, as well as his weekly competitive squash matches with his fellow co-workers David Gerbasie and Andrew Cebula.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Carrie (Hayes) who was the LOVE of his life; sister Raylene (Geoff) Allaby, New Brunswick; in-laws Tommy and Beverly Hayes; brother-in-law Jerry (Belinda) Hayes; sisters-in-law Sherry (Steve) Nugent and Devin Hayes (Darren), Alberta; his nieces Logan, Riley and Morgan and nephews AJ, Hayden and Mason. He is also survived by his aunts Mary Marman, Sydney and Louise (James) Sexton, Ontario; his uncle Frankie D’Angelo, Sydney; many cousins and his special medical family in Sydney and Halifax, particularly Dr. Murdock Smith.
Visitation for the late Mr. Marman will take place Friday, February 7, 2014 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 8, at St. Theresa’s Church at 11 a.m. with Father Jim Oliver officiating. Internment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in Ronnie’s memory can be made to the Canadian Red Cross or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.
“When all is said and done, the rising tides, the setting sun, just remember….I love you.”

2/2/2014 Sydney
Marsh Dr. G. Stewart, F.R.C.S.(C) Marsh CBP 02/01/2014
Born In: Reserve Mines
Born: April 20th, 1925

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: December 30th, 2013

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Stewart, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in Reserve Mines to Henry and Mary Jane (Kanary) Marsh, Stewart graduated from St. FX in 1949, and then pursued his medical degree from the University of Ottawa graduating in 1959. He then furthered his studies in ENT in Detroit, Mich., and returned to Sydney to open up his practice in 1965. After his retirement in 1996, he began working with the Cape Breton Hearing Clinic.
Stewart is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Florence (MacKinnon) Marsh; sons, Stewart Jr., Sydney, Todd (Gayle), Glace Bay; and daughter, Donna Marsh, Sydney; two grandchildren, Zackery and Alannah Pezzareallo (Shane) and great-grandaughter, Jayden. Also surviving are his sisters, Zita Armishaw, Dophie Marsh, Maurina Marsh, Marie Marsh and brothers, Gannon (Brother Ninian) Marsh, Fr. Anthony Marsh, Joseph Marsh and many nieces and nephews. Stewart is also survived by his sister-in-law, Theresa and husband Ted Slaney.
Stewart was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, James, Alphonse, Dennis, Sylvester, Henry and Coady and sisters, Mary Ann, Dolores and Gilbert.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, N.S. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Sydney River, with Fr. Norman MacPhee and Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.

12/30/2013 Reserve Mines, Cape Breton on April 20, 1925
Marsh Dr. Stewart Marsh CBP 04/01/2014
Visitation for the late Dr. Stewart Marsh is rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 5 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.


Marsh-Deruelle Susan Marsh-Deruelle CBP 29/01/2014
Susan Marsh-Deruelle

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 25th, 2014

With great sadness we announce the sudden and untimely passing of Susan Clare Marsh-Deruelle, 46, of New Waterford, N.S., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Born in New Waterford, N.S., she was a daughter of Karl Marsh and the late Marilyn (MacDonald) Marsh.
She graduated from BEC as student class president and was heavily involved in school activities. Susan went on to Kings College to study journalism where she graduated with the “Golden K” award. She received her honors in English Post Graduate from Dalhousie University.
Susan worked for HRDC and Nova Scotia Community Services.
Susan was involved in many organizations and in her community; New Waterford Soccer, Cape Breton Parkinson Society, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Board, Cape Breton Special Olympics, Palliative Care, and Cape Breton Autism Society.
Susan had a few great passions in her life, cheerleading, politics and being a dedicated mom. She was devoted to cheerleading both in coaching and judging. She enjoyed many hours being involved with the sport and it gave her great pleasure. She was also heavily involved in politics starting at an early age. She was with the Nova Scotia and Federal Liberal parties and ran as a Liberal MLA candidate. She enjoyed politics and the people she met through her efforts in the community.
Susan was an avid sports mom and coach. Susan’s presence was always heard and felt at her children’s sporting events. Susan had a large personality and a big heart which touched many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Tracy; son, Ethan; daughter, Kellan; father, Karl Marsh; brother, Bruce (Helen) Marsh; sister, Karla (John) MacNeil and nephews, nieces and cousins; in-laws, Arnold and Velma Deruelle and family.
She was predeceased by her loving mother Marilyn (MacDonald) Marsh.
A special thanks to the staff at the emergency department at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and EHS.
Visitation with be held Thursday, Jan. 30 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, immediately following the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Cape Breton Special Olympics.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Death is nothing at all...
I have only slipped away to the next room...
I am I and you are you...
Whatever we were to each, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak it to me in the same way you always used.
Put no difference into your tone,
Wear no false air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the ghost of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident.
I am but waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner.
All is well.
Henry Scott Holland 1847 - 1918
Canon of St Paul's, London

1/25/2014 New Waterford
Martin Edith Martin CBP 15/01/2014
Edith Martin

Born In: New Victoria

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 13th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edie on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the MacGillivray Guest Home cradled in the arms of her loving family, after a very long battle with Alzheimers.
Born and raised in New Victoria, Edie was the daughter of the late Lillian (Clarke) and Robert George.
Edie was a kind, gentle and generous soul who loved and enjoyed her family, as well as attending her Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are her sons, Dr. Wayne (Linda), CA and Ian (Kris), OH; daughters, Dorothy (Ron) Gass, N.S. and Brenda Jennex, N.S.; special granddaughter, Dottie (Gordie) McEachern, New Waterford; great-grandson, Kyle McEachern, Ont.; brother, Kenny (Margie) George, New Victoria and sister-in-law, Chris George, New Waterford. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as many close nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Edie was predeceased by her husband, Amos; sons, Donnie and Gary; and siblings, Bobby, Teddy and Dorothy Leadbeater.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 1:30 p.m., with Pastor John Lyons officiating. Burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

1/13/2014 New Victoria
Matheson Steward Matheson CBP 20/02/2014
Steward Matheson

Born In: Louisbourg

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 18th, 2014

Stewart Harrison Matheson, age 92, of Glace Bay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital in Glace Bay.
Born in Louisbourg, he was the son of the late Charlie and Winnifred Matheson.
Stewart was a veteran of the Second World War and also a member of various legions in Glace Bay. Stewart was known to many as the bread man.
He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Stewart was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by sons, Danny (Martha Burrows), Charlie (Marcia Pitts), Joe (Linda Burnett); daughters, Winnie (John) Young, Rose Matheson Peach; 10 loving grandchildren Geraldine, Tena (Mike), Dano (Danielle), Tyrone (Andrea), Shana (Malcom), Jenell (Jason), Jaime (Dan), Michael (Tammy), Mason (Alex) and Angie, nine great-grandchildren, Mauve, Liam, Brady, Taylor, Christian, Ethan, Tayah, Faith and Bryson; and in-laws, Lill (Reggie Jessome), Sundy McInnis, Joe (Marie) Bianchini, Eph Arsenault.
Besides his parents, Stewart was predeceased by his wife, Vinnie, brothers, Danny and Everett.
Visitation for Mr. Matheson will be on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay with Rev. Allan MacLellan officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery Glace Bay.
Many thanks to Dr. Kent Cadegan and the staff of Taigh Na Mara nursing home, Glace Bay, for the kindness.

2/18/2014 Louisbourg
Matlock Anthony George 'Tony' Matlock CBP 15/01/2014
Anthony George 'Tony' Matlock

Born In: New Waterford
Born: November 29th, 1952

Passed in: Mira Gut Scotchtown
Passed on: January 13th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father, Tony Matlock, on Jan. 13, 2014.
Born in New Waterford, Nov. 29, 1952, he was a son of the late Tony and Mary (Morrison) Matlock.
Tony enrolled in the Canadian Forces in November 1972. He was part of Communication Research (291 'er) and retired in 1996. During his career, postings have included: Inuvik, NT, Bermuda, Kingston, Ont., Gander, N.L., Masset, B.C. as well as six tours in Alert, NT. In May, 1997, Tony joined the Communication Reserve in Glace Bay. He retired in December 2009 as Commanding Officer of 725 Communication Squadron. Captain Tony Matlock, CD2, SSM, QGJM retired with 37 years of dedicated and loyal service. Tony was also a proud member of UN - NATO Nova Scotia Veterans.
Tony was a good, kind and compassionate man. A kid at heart, he had a great sense of humour and loved to have fun.
Tony loved his family and friends most of all. His other loves were cooking (he made the 'best' tea biscuits and loved to share recipes with his sons), hunting, photography, biking and camping (he loved his bonfires).
Tony always had a great smile, infectious laugh and a twinkle in his eyes.
Surviving are his wife and best friend, Jane; sons, Paul (Colleen), Coxheath, Peter, Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Jon (Patty), Ontario, Francis (Cathy), Scotchtown; sisters, Eleanor (Doug), Sydney; sister-in-law, Sharon (Terry), Glace Bay; brother-in-law, Warren (Janet), Sydney; brother-in-law, Peter, Edmonton, Alta.; nieces, nephews, grandnephews, and grandniece.
Besides his parents, Tony was predeceased by sisters, Lillian and Sheila, mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Paul, sister-in-law, Doris.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Friday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, River Ryan, with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
"There is only one happiness in life: To love and be loved."
— George Sand

1/13/2014 New Waterford on Nov. 29, 1952
Matlock Francis Matlock CBP 15/02/2014
Francis Matlock

Born In: Scotchtown
Born: December 3rd, 1967

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father and brother, Francis Matlock, 56, of Scotchtown on Feb. 14, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Scotchtown, he was a son of the late Anthony 'Tony' and Mary (Morrison) Matlock. He was a member of St. Leonard's Parish, New Waterford.
Francis was a kind and loving soul who adored his family. He enjoyed watching sports and sitting on his patio on a warm summer day. In his final days he suffered much but bore it with dignity and strength.
Francis is survived by his wife, Catherine (MacKay); son, Matthew, of whom he was extremely proud; loving sister, Midge (Doug) McVicar; brother, John (Patty); sister-in-law, Jane Matlock.
Besides his parents, Francis was predeceased by his brother Tony and sister, Sheila.
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, Feb, 18 at 2 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
A special thanks to VON whose daily visits brought him much joy, also, to Big C, for whom he had a special love.

2/14/2014 December 3rd, 1967
Matthews Emma Matthews Cape Breton Post 05/03/2014
We the family are saddened to announce the passing of a dear wife and mother, Emma, at Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Emma Penny.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years Les Matthews; children, Ricky (Laura) Penny, Nancy (Daryl) Sproul, Kim (Owen) Sullivan, Leslie (Laurie); also survived by a very special grandson, Christopher Matthews; by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who were also special to her; brothers and sisters, Berg (Katherine), Stewie (Noreen), Gertie Bonnar, Debbie (Oscar) Arsenault.
She was predeceased by her brother Tren, sisters ,Jane Hannigan, Hilda Marsh, Joyce MacPhee, Mable Osmond, Delores MacDougall and her in-laws, Les and Jean Matthews.
Service will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. S. Lemoine officiating. Luncheon to follow in the church hall.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Haley Street Adult Centre or a charity of choice.

3/5/2014 Bras d'Or
Matthews Mary (Lovey) Matthews CBP 23/01/2014
Mary (Lovey) Matthews

Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: December 28th, 2013

It is with great sadness, that we, the family of Mary (Lovey) Matthews, announce her passing on Dec. 18, 2013, at the Moncton City Hospital, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Bonnar.
A memorial service celebrating her life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall after the service.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

12/28/2013 Sydney Mines
McCormack Franklyn McCormack (Dickson) CBP 25/01/2014
Franklyn McCormack (Dickson)

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of our beautiful mother and friend Franklyn Isabel McCormack, formerly of 210 South St., on Thursday, January 23, at Seaview Manor.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the youngest daughter of the late Donald (Dan) Patterson and Johanna (Josie) MacDonald and the last remaining member of her family
Frankie was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay and a former President of Knox UCW, former regent of Isle Royale Chapter I.O.D.E., Glace Bay. Before her retirement she was employed by the federal Government Dept of National Revenue.
She is survived by two daughters, Jade Milley (Albert) Glace Bay, Barbara Rogers, Halifax; stepson John McCormack, Maple, Ont; seven grandchildren; special dog Glory.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Thomas Dickson in 1962 and second husband Edward McCormack in 2005; grandsons, Brad and Charles; five brothers, David, Donald, Murdock, Hazard and John; three sisters Annie, Christine (Sis) and Rita.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 28, from 1-2 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev John Finlayson will be officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. As per Frankie’s request there will be no reception.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

1/23/2014 Glace Bay
McDonald Colin 'Francis' McDonald Cape Breton Post 22/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts we, his family, announce the passing of Francis McDonald of 69 South St., Glace Bay at the Glace Bay Hospital the March 17, 2014. Francis was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (McCormick) McDonald.
Francis worked 45 years in the coal mine. After his retirement he volunteered his time at the miner's forum and the Bayplex until his stroke in 2008. He lived at Taigh Na Mara for the last 1 1/2 years, where he was well taking care of by the staff.
He is survived by his son, Tom of Oxford Mills, Ont. And daughter, Eileen of Cambridge, Ont.; grandchildren, Colin of Edmonton, Alta.; Christopher, Darryl and Bruce; Deborah and Jennifer of Ontario and daughter-in-law, Marion Young, who was with him at the time of his passing; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Francis was the loving husband of Mary (Chaudar) McDonald who passed away in 2009 after 67 years of marriage. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by his son, Colin; brothers, Archie and Roy; sisters, Mary Clarke, Catherine Kennedy, Margaritte Locke and Teresa; a sister in infancy; daughter-in-law, Carol McDonald; and good friend, Jack McDonald. Francis was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Church Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Norman McPhee officiating. 
Family flowers only, those who wish to make a donation can so choose with the charity of their choice.

3/17/2014
McDonald Shirley McDonald CBP 28/02/2014
Shirley McDonald

Born In: Glace Bay
Born: March 24th, 1928

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 27th, 2014

Our beloved mother, Shirley Elaine McDonald of 52 Cooling St, Glace Bay, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, in the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her heart broken family.
Our mother was born on March 24, 1928, in Glace Bay, the youngest daughter of the late Duncan and Jennie (Ferguson) MacLeod.
Mom was a dedicated health-care professional working at the TB Annex in the General Hospital, the old New Waterford hospital and the Glace Bay Medical Clinic. Her five children attended her graduation from St Rita’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. They applauded her registered nurse designation as a major accomplishment in her life. Her nursing career continued at St Rita’s and then she retired as an occupational nurse from the Cape Breton Development Corporation’s Lingan Mine.
Mourning her loss are her grieving children, Linda (David) MacKay, Glace Bay, Diane (Glenn) White, New Waterford, Elizabeth (Darrell) MacInnis, Glace Bay, Kenneth (Sylvia) McDonald, Sudbury, Janet (Chris) Downs, Kindred, North Dakota. Nanny leaves her cherished grandchildren to treasure their memories of her: Michelle (Karl) Curtis, Lingan, Curtis (Vanda Roppa) White, Keswick, Ont., Kendra (Kenny) Baldwin, New Waterford, Dr. Rose MacKay (John Fraser), Sydney, Blair (Brigitte) MacKay, Barrie, Ont., Melissa (Brian) Reuther, Glace Bay, Nicholas (Cheryl Horne) MacInnis, Grand Prairie, Daniel (Fallon Boland) MacInnis, Glace Bay, Jennifer (Ryan) Marshall, Espanola, Ont., Macy Downs, Kindred and Matthew McDonald, Sudbury. Her great-grandchildren have had the pleasure of sharing wonderful times with her: Sophie, Harrison and Curtis, Lingan, Francesco and Vanessa Gioia, Keswick, Drew Baldwin, New Waterford, Chase and Josee MacKay, Barrie, Xander and Kingston Reuther, Glace Bay, Jacob MacInnis and Keagan Archibald, Grand Prairie, and Nathan MacInnis, Glace Bay. Her sister, Anna MacLeod, Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Joan (the late Edward) MacLeod, Glace Bay, Dolores (Roy) MacLean, Sydney, and Merle (the late Hazen) McDonald, Toronto, also survived our mother. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Besides her parents, mom was predeceased by her doting husband, Kenny (Story) McDonald in 2005, sisters, Aileen (the late Alan) MacDonald, Middleton, N.S., Pearl (the late Roland) Fell, Guelph, Ont., her only brother, Edward MacLeod, Glace Bay, and three sons, including twin boys in infancy.
A special thank you to her family physician, Dr. David Ley who always took such good care of her, the staff at the ERS in Glace Bay and Sydney, the An Cala Unit at the CBRH and the 3rd floor at the Glace Bay Hospital. A heartfelt thank you to the VON of C.B. and the New Waterford Homemakers who allowed mom to stay in her home as long as possible.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. A celebration of our mother’s life will take place at a later date.
Donations to the Palliative Care Society of C.B. in her memory would be greatly appreciated.

2/27/2014 March 24th, 1928
McDonnell Ryan McDonnell CBP 01/02/2014
Ryan McDonnell

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Passed on: January 28th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our son Ryan Daniel McDonnell on Jan 28, 2014 in Banff Alberta. He was born February 1982 and raised in Sydney.
In his earlier years Ryan attended school at Sydney River Elementary, Malcolm Munroe Jr. high and on to high school at Sydney Academy.
Ryan’s interest included Little League Baseball in which his baseball team won the Triple Crown. Ryan excelled in Tae Kwon Do and enjoyed many sports but in particular playing basketball.
Later on Ryan’s (D.J. Glitch) interests included D.J. House music, his passion to produce, create and mix sounds knew no boundaries. He continued on with his creativity and was a graduate from the class of 2011, Marconi Campus (Sydney) in Culinary Arts and was registered as an apprentice chef, a career he pursued with great gusto. Ryan’s talent and passion for creating great food had him employed in several well known restaurants in Sydney, Calgary and Banff. Ryan made many friends and held his friends in high regard. As a friend he was always concerned about others, whether helping a friend move, celebrating a birthday or being an excellent listener. Ryan’s recent plans included traveling to the Philippines with the Bill Gates Foundation to assist in the recovery process of the many victims who had lost so much. Ryan’s passion and creativity was continually flourishing, and was loved for his big heart, hearty laugh and his caring loving nature. He will forever be missed by his family and many friends.
Ryan was the only son of Denise Bishop-McDonnell (Paul Mackinnon), Sydney River and Daniel McDonnell (Chantal Coulombe), Sydney. He also leaves behind grandparents, Frances 'Saucey' and John 'Grampy' Leblanc of Sydney; aunts, Jodi McDonnell-Scott (Dave) of Coxheath, Linda Wingate (Gary) of St. Catherinnes, Marie Bishop-Semenoff (Ron); uncles, Joey Bishop (Eileen), Liam Bishop (Perley-Ann Friedman); cousins, Michael (Melinda)Bishop, P.E.I., Steven (Tracey) Bishop, P.E.I., Monica (Alan) Semenoff Garner Calgary, Joseph Semenoff Calgary, Wayne (Don) Parrish, Vancouver, Nathan (Allison) Parrish, Laura Catherine Bishop, P.E.I., Ashyln Bishop, P.E.I., Andrew Wingate of St. Catherines, Scott Wingate (Victoria) of St. Catherines
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ryan’s memory to Nova Scotia Mental Health Association Sydney.
Visitation for Ryan will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a celebration of life to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …

1/28/2014 Sydney, February 1982
McDougal Gladys M. McDougal Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Gladys M. McDougall, 89, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, after a long battle with Alzheimers disease.
Gladys was born in Belloram, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Ralph and Cora (Bishop) Skinner.
She was a longtime resident of Brook Street, North Sydney, and was a member of St. Joseph Church.
Gladys is survived by her son, Bill (Louise) McDougall, Groves Point, N.S.; two daughters, Anne (Bernie) Bouchard, North Sydney, and Stella (Bruce) Canderlic, Lower Sackville N.S.; her eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; by her two brothers, Lance Skinner, Gander, N.L., Steve Skinner, B.C.
Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Angus Joseph MacDougall, her sisters, Sadie Roberts, Hilda Strobridge and brother, Bob Skinner.
No visitation will be held by request. A private family service and burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

3/16/2014 Belloram
McEvoy Dolores McEvoy CBP 11/02/2014
Dolores McEvoy

Born In: Neil's Harbour
Born: February 12th, 1951

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dolores Margaret McEvoy of Dartmouth.
Born February 12, 1951 in Neil’s Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Anne (LaRusic) McEvoy.
Dolores will be fondly remembered for the value she placed on friendship, her gentle nature, her considerate council and her sly wit. She was always willing to volunteer her time and energy to help others with a considerate deed or a kind word. She treasured the time spent with friends and family, especially her daughters Orla and Molly and her new granddaughter, Charlotte Elizabeth. In Dolores’ words “I have no regrets”.
She grew up in Ingonish where she worked at the family general store and the Highlands Links before moving to Montreal where she completed a degree in Social Work at Dawson College. She came back to Cape Breton to raise her two daughters before moving to Halifax. She worked for many years at the Doll House & Paper Gardens and most recently at Convergys in Dartmouth. She was a proud member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.
Dolores is survived by her daughters Orla and Molly (Paul); granddaughter Charlotte Elizabeth; sisters Eileen (Perry) Manzuk, Halifax, Mary Alice (Gerald) Daisley, Cape North and Susan, Dartmouth; brothers Patrick (Fritz) (Maggie), Cape North and Joe (Susan), Bedford, many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunt and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Theresa.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb 12 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Birch Cove Baptist Church at 10 Donaldson Ave. in Halifax. A funeral will be held at the same location on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at a private ceremony in Cape North in the summer. Arrangements are under the care of Cole Harbour Crematorium.
Thanks to the kind folks at the VON and Palliative Care and especially Dr. Joanna Zed.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Literacy Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.


Neil's Harbour, February 12th, 1951
McGean Patricia 'Tish' McGean CBP 04/01/2014
Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed on: January 3rd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, Patricia ‘Tish’ McGean on Jan. 3, 2014, at the age of 85.
Born in Sydney Mines, Tish was the daughter of the late John and Mary Nicholson.
Tish is survived by her children, Brian (Wanda, her best friend), Mary Lou Edwards (Jimmy), Patsy, Gary (Marie), Paul (Cindi), Michelle Pahl (Bruce); her brothers, Earl Nicholson and beloved brother, Johnny Nicholson; her grandchildren, David Cyril, Katrina (Tommy), Leigh Ann, Jimmy Lorne (Lisa), Anna, Cora Lee (Jody), Gary Jr., Christopher, Brian Paul, Stephen, Kimberley, Matthew, Shelly, Noelle (Dave), Brenda; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Brittany, David Jr., Kathleen, Travis, Jordan, AJ, Jayden, Cody, Brady, Simon, Chelsea and Joseph; also her special nieces, Ann MacIntyre and Karen; special friends, Patsy and Mosie Dove, Trish (Don), whom Tish considered part of her family.
Tish was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Nicholson, her husband, Saul McGean, brothers, Nick and Clifford, Joey, Wick, sisters, Freda, Trudy, Nellie, Lottie, Mae, Evelyn, Eva, son-in-law, David MacDougall and grandsons, Davey and Lloyd.
At Tish’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation has already taken place with burial to be held at a later date.
Online condolences to www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.

1/3/2014 Sydney Mines
McGuigan Patrick Amos McGuigan Cape Breton Post 07/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts the family of Patrick Amos McGuigan announce his passing at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 
Born in Sydney Mines on June 21, 1934, Patrick was the son of the late Arthur and Eugena Rose (Williams) McGuigan. 
A descendent of John ‘Jock’ and Margaret (Hughes) McGuigan who immigrated to Prince Edward Island from Monaghan, Ireland in 1835. Pat’s father Art moved to Cape Breton to obtain work in the coal mines. Pat himself worked in the Thompson, Greener, Princess and Prince Mines. During his retirement, his favourite place to be was Margaree with his wife Marie, along with in-laws Albert and Theresa Eveleigh. In his earlier years he enjoyed spending time with family in Ingonish, and with friends hunting and fishing. 
Pat is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie (MacIntosh); one daughter Rose, Sydney Mines; and three sons, Patrick, Fort McMurray, Charles, Boularderie, and Kenneth, Sydney Mines. Also left to mourn are his nine grandchildren, Patricia Joan (PJ), Townley, Scott, Jenene, Jessica, David, Jordan, Patrick and Linden, and seven great-grandchildren. 
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by grandmother (Momma) Bridget (Donovan, Williams) Burket, Jack Collins (adopted Dad), and dear friends Charles Julian and Albert Eveleigh, who were like the brothers he never had. 
We wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Northside General Hospital who administered to him during this difficult time, and also his cousins Joe Williams, Joe Walsh and Rose MacAulay. 
There will be no visitation. A celebration of Pat’s life will take place onSaturday, March 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. 

3/5/2014 Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: June 21st, 1934
McIntyre Anne Marie Campbell (McIntyre) CBP 17/02/2014
Anne Marie Campbell (McIntyre)

Born In: Glace Bay
Born: June 13th, 1946

Passed on: February 14th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts, that we, the family of Anne Marie Campbell (née McIntyre) announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother, on February 14, 2014. Surrounded by her loving family, she passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief struggle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, June 13, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Roderick (Dick) and Elizabeth (Betty) McIntyre (Aucoin).
Anne Marie’s warmth and smile could light up a room. She enjoyed friendly competition, game nights with her children and excelled at Jeopardy. She loved music and dancing and could be seen most Saturday nights at The Pensioner’s Club or wherever her favourite band was playing. Anne Marie delighted in making children happy. She enjoyed volunteering at Passchendaele House Preschool twice a week and often came home with stories of the fun she had while there. Anne Marie will be remembered for her giving nature. Over the years, she volunteered at Transition House, Town House and in many capacities at the Holy Family Parish in McKay’s Corner.
Anne Marie is survived by her husband, Earl Campbell; her daughters, Amanda Morrison and Michelle Morrison-Hemeryck (Brad) and her sons Kenneth Morrison and Andrew Morrison. She is also survived by her step-daughters, Sherrie Campbell (Jonathan) and Stephanie Campbell (Marc) and her step-sons, Robert Campbell (Trish) and Stephen Campbell (Mary). Anne Marie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, who she loved dearly as well as her sister Teresa Walker (George) and her brothers, Michael (Mae), Rod, David (Sandy), Harold (Janice), Mello (Stella), Cyril (Olivia), Brendon (Debbie) and her nieces and nephews who meant the world to her.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses of 3 South at the Glace Bay Hospital, especially Anne Marie’s favourites, Gerald, Terry and Megan. Also, thank you to Dr. Stephanie Ellerker for her support to the family at this trying time.
At Anne Marie’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A celebration of Anne Marie’s life will take place at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A luncheon will follow after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life team “Anne Marie’s Army” via a personal donation to Amanda Morrison or via this website:

2/14/2014 June 13th, 1946
McIntyre Michael McIntyre CBP 31/01/2014
Michael McIntyre

Born In: Reserve Mines

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 30th, 2014

Michael passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Michael and Violet (Chant) McIntyre.
Michael is survived by two brothers, Ray & John R.; a sister, Miriam, all at home and a sister, Donna, Alberta. He is also survived by nephews, Barrie & Bernie McIntyre, Jeffery and Michael Paufler; a niece, Maria Paufler; grandnephew, Mitchell McIntyre; grandnieces, Morgan & Madelaine McIntyre and a great-grandnephew, Mathew.
Michael was predeceased by a brother, Calder and sister, Gerarda in infancy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. There will be no visitation or funeral mass. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
A very heartfelt thank you to the nurses of 4C, C.B. Regional Hospital and 4th Floor, Glace Bay Hospital.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/30/2014 Reserve Mines
McMullin Thomas McMullin CBP 03/02/2014
Thomas McMullin

Born: February 16th, 1931

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

It is with deep sadness, I announce the passing of my Dad, Thomas McMullin peacefully on Jan. 31, 2014 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Tom was born on Feb. 16, 1931 the fifth child and second son of the late William and Caroline McMullin. He grew up in Reserve Mines part of a family of eight. Like many of his brothers and sisters, Tom learned to make music for entertainment; he played the guitar and fiddle, but favoured the piano and became masterful at it. As a young boy living near the airport his eye’s turned skyward and he developed a lifetime love of aviation which he passed on to me. Tom learned to fly in 1951 becoming a flight instructor and eventually flew DC-3’s for Nordair.
In 1959 he married his childhood sweetheart, Carmen (Botte) McMullin who remained his loving and faithful wife until she predeceased him just three months ago. To avoid the travel and settle down in Sydney, Tom moved into air traffic control in the early 60s. He continued to teach flying for years after that in Sydney. In 1964 they adopted their only child, (Me), Glenn McMullin. Tom was the greatest father a boy could hope to have. He was a quiet stoic and strong personality who was very humble and did not like attention or recognition. Tom loved family, friends and a good party and hosted many gatherings at their house. Tom was an intellectual, very well read with many talents, many of which we would have to discover by accident. For example once I could not find the illustration needed for a school report so Dad drew a picture to the desired specifications in pencil and it could have easily hung in a gallery. Even Mom was surprised and when asked where he learned to do that he said simply, “I liked to draw as a boy.” He never spoke of it again. Tom liked many kinds of music but favored the classics and would spend hours in the basement playing them on the piano. Tom was a man of few words and led by example, the epitome of a loyal loving family man who everyone could always count on when help was needed.
Left to miss him along with me are my wife, Samantha and daughter, Rebecca, who he always asked about first, also his sister, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Petrie of Toronto. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Along with his wife and parents Tom was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Joe and Elmer McMullin and his sisters, Mary, Betty and Josephine. He dearly missed them all and spoke of them often.
I would like to thank Dr. Steven MacDougall and Dr. Susan McLeod for their wonderful care over the years. Also thank you to Dr. Ann Francis D’Intino for her special care in the final weeks. The staff of CBRH floor 4B and 4E that provided my Dad so much comfort in his final days. A special thanks to cousins, Greg and Donna Botte for their time and help with Dad over the years and especially at this difficult time and also my cousin, Bill Buckland, for being there whenever we needed help.
I would like to extend thanks to Charlene MacDonald of Continuing Care as well as management and staff of County Homemakers for the amazing care they provided Dad in the last few years.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Tom’s life will be held at TW Curry’s Parkview Chapel on Feb 4th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Private interment will take place at a later date.

1/31/2014 February 16th, 1931
McNeil Dan Willie McNeil Cape Breton Post 06/03/2014
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son, Dan Willie McNeil, 62, of New Waterford on March 3, 2014, at home. 
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Dan Willie Sr. and Jennie (Burke) McNeil.
Dan Willie was a dispatcher with Midway Taxi for several years and a member of the New Waterford Pensioners' Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing darts and strumming his guitar. He was also an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. 
Surviving are his daughter Kelly (Dustin) Semple; son, Willie, both of Alliston, ON; brothers Jim (Sandra) McNeil, New Brunswick, Albert 'Beano' (Effie) McNeil, New Waterford; grandchildren, Courtney McNeil, Kayden and Ethan Semple, ON, Daniel Cook, Skylar Bennett, New Waterford; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
Besides his parents, Dan Willie was predeceased by his wife Paula (MacKenzie) McNeil and one sister, Joann, on April 30, 2013. 
Visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Victoria, at a later date. 

3/3/2014 New Waterford
February 26th, 1952
McNeil Mary 'Minnie' McNeil CBP 15/02/2014
Mary 'Minnie' McNeil

Born In: Dominion
Born: May 19th, 1939

Passed in: Grand Prairie
Passed on: February 6th, 2014

Mary Eileen 'Minnie' McNeil, longtime resident of Grand Cache, Alta., passed away in Grande Prairie on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the age of 74 years.
Minnie was born May 19, 1939 in Dominion, N.S. She married George McWirter McNeil on Sept. 28, 1957. They moved to Grande Cache in November of 1969. She was a longtime employee of Grande Cache General Hospital and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, Todd (Tammy), Danny (Kristin), Ray (Bev), Charles (Mary) and William (Jacquie); her grandchildren, extended family, as well as her close and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, George; daughter, Iris McNeil; son, George McNeil; parents, Leo and Genny Young and her siblings, Gordon, Robert and Rachel.
The memorial service has already taken place on Feb. 12, 2014 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Grande Cache.
Memorial donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 10911 123 St., Grande Prairie, Alta., T8V 7Z3.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralchapel.com.

2/6/2014 May 19th, 1939
McNeil William 'Tommy' McNeil CBP 15/01/2014
William 'Tommy' McNeil

Born In: Alder Point
Born: June 25th, 1949

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 13th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William Thomas McNeil on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Alder Point on June 25, 1949, he was the son of Nathan and Lorraine (Laffin) McNeil. He was a member of St. Anne parish, Alder Point.
Tommy worked for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality since 1985, and most recently as superintendent of solid waste. He worked as stationary engineer involved in the construction, development and operation of the Cape Breton Regional Incineration Facility with the late Tony Roy. Throughout his life, Tommy worked in various areas of the construction industry.
Most recently, Tommy was looking forward to retirement and spending time with his grandchildren, and spending time in Cape Dauphin.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Judy and sons, Brad (Carmen), Fort St. John, B.C., and Michael (Shauna), Calgary. Also left to mourn are his four grandchildren, Nathan, Parker, Sydney, and Oliver; parents, Nathan and Lorraine McNeil; brothers, Ronnie (Aunt Deb) McNeil, Georges River, Richie (Maryon) McNeil, Bras d’Or ,and Doug (Kim) McNeil, Alder Point; sisters, Jeanie (Dave) Viva, Alder Point, and Alana Briand, North Sydney; brother-in-law, Rob Simm (Bernadette), Sydney Mines, and sister-in-law, Gail Simm, London, Ont.
He was predeceased in infancy by a sister, Mary and brothers, Angus and Russell, grandchildren, Abbigail and Bradley Jr., his grandparents, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation for Tommy McNeil will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. A reception will be held in the Alder Point Community Hall, following the service.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

1/13/2014 Alder Point on June 25, 1949
McNeill Clifford McNeill CBP 18/01/2014
Clifford McNeill

Born In: Birch Lake

Passed in: Sydney Forks
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Clifford McNeill, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Birch Lake, Saskatchewan, he was the son of the late Clifford and Frances (Tobin) McNeill.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eileen (MacDonald); sons, Donnie (Colleen); Darryl (Deborah); daughters; Gail, Jean, Kim (Kevin) Carrigan and Lynn. ‘Papa’ will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Amy, Clayton, Tyler, Melissa and Dillon McNeill; Jenny and Kyle McNeill; Julie and Raymond Carrigan; Tanner and Travis McNeill and Justin and Meaghan McNeill. Clifford is also survived by his brother, Don and wife Audrey, Enfield, NS and sister Frances Lind and husband Tony, Markham, ON.
He was predeceased by his beloved granddaughter, Vicki McNeill; his sister, Elva Vassallo and brother Eddie.
Clifford was an employee of Municipal Ready Mix for over 40 years and ran Clifford McNeill Enterprises for many years. Clifford was a kind, gentle man who dedicated his life to his family. He had a great love for horses and owned and cared for many of them during his lifetime. Some of his most treasured moments were with his horses down on ‘the farm’, where his family enjoyed many sleigh rides during the wintertime.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care, VON or charity of choice.
Visitation for Mr. McNeill will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Monday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay with Rev. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.

1/17/2014 Birch Lake
McPhee Dorothy 'Dot' McPhee CBP 03/02/2014
Dorothy 'Dot' McPhee

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Dorothy 'Dot' McPhee age 85 of Glace Bay. Dot passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Dot was the daughter of the late William 'Buck' and Margaret (McNeil) Metcalfe.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. Dot was first and foremost a homemaker. She was a licenced hairdresser working from her home. She was a member of the neighbourhood Ladies Club. Dot was a straight talker. She put concerns of others before her own. Family was very important to her.
Dot will be sadly missed by her sons, Gerard (Cheryl), Glace Bay, Danny, at home, Dave (Audrey), Ont., Paul (Sheri) and Cordell (Linda); sister, Patsy Mills, all of Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, Shannon, Tara, Michael, Steven, Kayleigh, Ryan, Vance, Lyla and one great grandchild, Riley.
Beside her parents, Dot was predeceased by her husband, Michael Adrian McPhee; brothers, Russell, Sheldon and Wayne & Aubrey, in infancy; sisters, Marion and Shirley, in infancy.
There will be no visitation for Dot McPhee. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Donations in Dot’s memory may be made to Palliative Care.
Online condolences to the McPhee family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/2/2014 Glace Bay
Melski Jennie Melski Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Jennie Melski
Born In: Sydney
Born: December 23rd, 1915
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: March 22nd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that the Melski family announces the passing of their mother, Jennie Melski. Jennie passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, at the age of 98.
Born in Sydney on Dec. 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Niedzielski) Kiec.
Jennie became church organist at St. Mary’s Polish Church at an early age and continued to serve the parish, except for a period when she had to interrupt her duties to raise nine children, until she could no longer climb the stairs to the choir loft. She actually attempted retirement twice, but the retirement lasted a short time, as she obligingly returned at the request of the parish priests.
She loved music and liked nothing better than to have her family and their friends around the piano for a good singing session, especially at Christmas time, when Polish carols interspersed with carols sung in English, were enjoyed. During the summer, she spent pleasant times enjoying the country air at her son Joe’s cottage at Northside East Bay. Three highlights in her life were the two trips to Poland to visit relatives and greeting the Polish Pope in Halifax.
Mom was a kind and loving mother who instilled in her children an appreciation for their Catholic faith. She followed the dictum of the popular, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen that ‘the family that prays together, stays together’, by calling the children together to recite the rosary.
As a young lady, Jennie was recruited by her parish priest to teach the Polish language to the young children of the parish. She was proud of her Polish heritage and passed this pride on to her children. She modestly acknowledged that she was chosen by the parishioners as the queen of St. Mary’s parish and wearing her royal regalia, she rode on the parish float during Sydney’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
She served her parish with selfless devotion, for which she received the admiration of the parish priests throughout the years. Her knowledge of the music, both Polish and English, required for church observances, was unequaled.
Jennie is survived by her sons, Anthony Jr., Michael, Terrence and Robert; daughters, Leona and Ann; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Ted; sisters, Louise (Ted) Baker, Bernice Ratushny, Valerie Deturbide and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony, sons, Donald, Ronald, Joseph, sister, Mary Baryluk, brother, Alex, brothers-in-law, Edmund, Eugene and Peter, a brother, Stanley and a sister Cecilia, who died when very young.
Visitation for Mrs. Melski will take place Thursday, March 27 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 28 at St. Mary’s Polish Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Polish Church Building Fund.

3/22/2014 12/23/1915
Mercer Gary Stephen Mercer CBP 15/02/2014
Gary Stephen Mercer

Born In: New Waterford
Born: November 4th, 1954

Passed in: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: February 10th, 2014

Gary, 59, of Regina, passed away in his sleep on Feb. 10, 2014.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of Louis Mercer and the late Jan (Tabensky) Mercer. Gary loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and travelling with his best buddy, his dog, Sachel.
He was a die hard Maple Leafs fan and all his family and friends were very important to him.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda; daughter, Theresa (Morgan); son, Louis; sisters, Judy (Ron), Valerie, Darlene (Kenny); brother, Johnny; brother-in-law, Gordon (Elaine); proud Papa of Damian and Jacob; his loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and many close friends.
Besides his mother Jan, Gary was predeceased by his in-laws, Bill and Theresa Dyck and brother-in-law, Armond.
A visitation will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 from 10 a.m-12 noon. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (www.heartandstroke.com) or the Regina Humane Society (www.reginahumanesociety.ca). Online expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

2/10/2014 November 4th, 1954
Mercer Grace Mercer CBP 28/02/2014
Grace Mercer

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 26th, 2014

Grace passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Mercer and Mary R. (Dearing) Mercer.
Grace was predeceased by her brother Thomas Mercer.
She was a loving mother to Grayson (Linda) Colford, Tanya (Bill) Colford. Proud grandmother of Jenna, Hayden and Sheena, one great grandchild Nathaniel. All her children and grandchildren reside in Ontario. Grace had many nieces and nephews
Grace was a dedicated Mom and dearly beloved by her friends and family. She had a passion for business and sales, she was a certified real estate agent and was well known as an Avon Manager for the Island for many years. During these years she continued her education and completed a degree in management. She had a passion for outdoor pursuits and loved our Island.
We would like to "Thank Kindly" the wonderful care she received at the Palliative Care Unit 4E. Grace was cremated by TW Curry Funeral with a private family memorial to follow Friday, February 28th.

2/26/2014
Miles Sara 'Evelyn' (Miles) McDonald CBP 20/02/2014
Sara 'Evelyn' (Miles) McDonald

Born In: Birch Grove
Born: May 31st, 1928

Passed on: February 18th, 2014

Sarah Evelyn (Miles) McDonald slipped quietly away on Feb 18, 2014, with her loving family and granddaughter, Janelle, by her side.
Evelyn was born in Birch Grove on May 31, 1928.
Evelyn was best known for her love of music. She grew up on Lake Road in Glace Bay in a house always filled with music. Her father and mother were both musicians and instilled this love in all their six children. Weekends "Out Home" were a time when family and friends gathered, played music, sang, and enjoyed an abundance of great food.
Evelyn played the piano in a band called "Revellers", along with her brother Bea. She was organist and choir director at Holy Cross Church for over 30 years. She also played the piano for the ATV Show "Marjorie the Music Lady" for 12 years. She was a member and piano player for Coal Town Chorus.
Her family was exceptionally proud of her when she graduated from University College of Cape Breton with a diploma in Religious Education in 1991.
Evelyn was predeceased by her father, William B. Miles; mother, Marjorie Elizabeth (Hillier) Miles; husband John R "Sharkey" McDonald, brothers John (Hilda) Miles, and Gus Miles, sister Mary "Mamie" Miles and brother in law Edward MacLeod.
She is survived by her loving and care giver brother William "Bea" Miles and her loving sister Joan MacLeod. Her devoted and loving daughter Marjorie (Louis) Fougere, grandchildren Jenet Campbell, Janelle (Jeff) Osborne, Michelle (Leo) Cormier, and Rene Fougere. Great grandchildren Isabella and Logan Osborne, Campbell Delaney, Danielle and Renee Cormier. Her many nieces and nephews, especially Bill and Gloria Miles who were never farther than a phone call away, and great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ley, Dr. Rose MacKay, and the nurses and doctors of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Emergency Room who made her last moments peaceful.
Visitation on Friday, Feb. 21 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 Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. The Rev Norman MacPhee will be officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
Dear Mom (NanaBa),
"We will all miss you so very much. You were the most unselfish and giving woman we will ever know. Your love of family and joy in all they accomplished was always foremost. We wish you eternal peace as you join your family in God's care."
Marjorie

2/18/2014 May 31st, 1928
Milley H. Francis Milley CBP 19/02/2014
H. Francis Milley

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

H. Francis Milley, age 80, of Glace Bay formerly of Donkin passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Emily (Snow) Milley. Francis was a member of St Mary’s Anglican Church Glace Bay, an employee of Devco for many years, then moved on to work in the Iron Mines in Atikokan, Ont. Francis moved back to Cape Breton were he settled with his family. Francis will be sadly missed by many family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn (Eagles); son, Terry (June) of Saint John, N.B.; daughter-in-law, Barbara of Saskatchewan; sister, Abigail Aucoin; brothers, David, Ken, Albert and Hube; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides his parents Francis was predeceased by his son, Brian and many brothers and sisters.
There will be visitation for Francis in the Patton Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Burial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences can be made to the Milley family be visiting www.pattonfuneral.com.

2/16/2014 Glace Bay
Monahan Bert 'Etts' Monahan Cape Breton Post 28/03/2014
Bert 'Etts' Monahan
Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 26th, 2014

With heavy hearts, the family of Ethelbert Monahan, regret to announce his passing on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Robert and Bridget (Whelan) Monahan. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1970, Bert enjoyed his friends, bowling, dancing and Club 55.
He is survived by his companion and best friend, Isabel McPhee; sons, Michael, Sydney, Paul (Jamie), Ontario; daughters, Carol, Patricia (Tilman) and Theresa (Angelo), all of Ontario and is survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are stepchildren, Leona (Cliff), Donald (Josie), Rochell (Rob), Marie (John) and Robert (Dawn).
He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie (Quarmby) and son, David and by four brothers and five sisters.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Monahan. Funeral service will be held at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tom Whent officiating. Interment at a later date.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff at 4 A.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

3/26/2014
Moore Barry Moore Sr. Cape Breton Post 12/03/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, brother, and grandfather, Barry Patrick Moore, who died at his home in Membertou on March 8, 2014. 
Barry was born on March 3, 1943 and was the youngest son of the late Mr. Noel and Mary Eliza (Sylliboy) Moore of Membertou. 
Barry was well known for his floor sanding business, a legacy left by his father and carried on for many decades in the Cape Breton area. Barry took great pride in providing the best workmanship in his floors. He was regarded by many as a true artisan and craftsman in his occupation. On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Barry was honoured by the Membertou community with a Life time Achievement Award. 
Barry is survived by his son, Barry Jr.; daughters, Andrea (Joe Lahey), Lorelei MacEwan (Russell Christmas) and Miranda Marshall (Mike Eisenhauer); stepdaughter, Marcella Marshall, all of Membertou; stepson, Derek Johnson (Sharon) of Eskasoni. Barry is also survived by seven grandchildren and three godchildren, his close companion, Sheila Buffet; brothers, Dave (Theresa), of Sydney, Alfred of Summerside, PEI; sisters, Sister Dorothy Moore CSM, Sydney, Muriel Waldvogel (Peter), Membertou, Myrna Maclean (John), Sydney, and Carol Marie Moore, Eskasoni. He will also be sadly missed by his lifelong best friend, Carolyn Whalen and by numerous nieces and nephews. 
Barry was predeceased by his wife, Linda Jane Moore (Johnson); brothers, Ralph Moore, Whycocomagh, Carl Moore, Membertou, and sister, Mary Margaret, Membertou, who died in infancy. 
Visitation will take place at Barry’s home at 164 Membertou St., Membertou, beginning on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Salité at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. 

3/8/2014 March 3, 1943
Moore Charles Moore CBP 13/02/2014
Charles Moore

Born In: Sydney
Born: January 11th, 1951

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of a loving soul mate, devoted father, doting Grampy, and faithful brother, Charles Moore.
Born in Sydney, Jan. 11, 1951, he was the son of the late Fred and Irene (Sheppard) Moore.
Charlie passed away at the Toronto General Hospital while awaiting a lifesaving lung transplant for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Although our miracle was not to be, he never gave up his valiant fight to the very end.
In his earlier years, he was a member of the LIU, Local 1115, working on many construction projects in the Cape Breton area prior to relocating to Ottawa where he was employed until he retired in 2012 due to ill health. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who took great enjoyment in life’s simpler pleasures, displayed great pride in his building projects, was an accomplished cook, but lived to tease his grandchildren. No problem was ever too big or too small for him to solve and his advice was dispensed with great modesty.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 40 years, Kenna (MacLeod); his son, Jason (Sophie Lafontaine), Ottawa; daughter, Jennifer (Sean) Forrester, Oshawa, and his 10 grandchildren who, to him, were his pots of gold at the end of the rainbow — Brian, Bailey, Devon, Anabelle, Jordan, Calum, Sam, Teagan, Owen and Charlie. He is also survived by sisters, Christine (John) White, U.K., Donna (John) Landry, Nancy (Jackie) Polegato; brothers, Wayne (Shirley), George (Lorraine); sister-in-law, Marilyn and by numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Walter.
He will be missed by his faithful companion, Maggie.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 with visitation from 1-3 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Alexandra Street, with a memorial service immediately following. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Lung Transplant Program, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth St., 5th Floor, Toronto, Ont., M5G 2C4, or the Lung Association of N.S., 6331 Lady Hammond Road, Suite 200, Halifax, N.S., B3K 2S2.
"Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith … It is the price of love."
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.


January 11, 1951
Moore Mary Moore CBP 26/02/2014
Mary Moore

Born In: Jamesville West

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 24th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing, after a lengthy illness, of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty, Mae’ Moore, of Taylor St., Sydney, on February 24, 2014.
Born at Jamesville West, Victoria County, Betty was the daughter of the late Rod and Katie (MacNeil) Gillis.
After Betty spent her early years in Jamesville, she moved to Sydney, where she met and married her loving husband, James Moore.
Betty’s focus in life was raising and nurturing her children, followed by her grandchildren. She was never known to be idle, when her family was growing, she spent a number of years working at the K-Mart in the layaway department. Betty was well known for great cooking, her quick wit, and all things Scottish.
Betty is survived by her children, Roger Cormier (Chalin), Lynn Sewell (Eric), Kay Gillis, Anne Chiasson (Dave), Shirley Fraser (Joe), Mary Aucoin (Paul), Alan Moore (Patsy), Arlene McCarron (Bob), Aggie MacDonald (Ian), Donnie Moore and Bobby Moore (April); 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; brother, John Anthony Gillis; sisters, Annie Bois and Faye LeFort; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by her sons, Jimmy and Wayne, sisters, Jenny, Margaret, Aggie, Theresa, Lucy, brothers, Neil John, Jimmy, Hector, and several more siblings in infancy. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Charlie Gillis.
Visitation for the late Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty, Mae’ Moore will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 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 on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 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. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Family flowers only, for donations in memory of Betty may be made to Feed the Children, Heart and Stroke or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

2/24/2014 Jamesville West
Morinet Gordon Albert Morinet CBP 28/02/2014
Gordon Albert Morinet

Born: October 28th, 1937

Passed on: February 27th, 2014

We the family of Gordon Morinet, with great sorrow, announce his passing on Feb. 27, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer.
Gordon was born the son of the late Albert and Geraldine (Quain) Morinet, on Oct. 28, 1937.
Loving grandson of the Late Archie and
Sarah Mercer and Agnes (Bernie) Nearing and loving son-in-law of the late Elizabeth and John MacMullin.
He is survived by wife, Irene (MacMullin) Morinet; daughter, Gwen (Alan) McFarlane; son, Todd (Kim) Morinet and lovingly remembered by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Aleta (Carl) Spampinato, Bernita (Lindsay) Simms and brother, Johnny. As well as brothers-in-law, John MacMullin, James (Joanne) MacMullin, Melvin (Sharon) MacMullin and sister-in-law, Charlotte (Donny) St. John.
Gordon was also predeceased by his son, Gordon in 1993, sister, June (Dave) Hanna and sister-in-law, Arlene Morinet.
Visitation will take place today, Friday, Feb. 28, from 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, Main Street, Sydney Mines.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the
Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, the VON or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home. Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Gordon’s Family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca.
"It is with great sadness we bid farewell to a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother."

2/27/2014 October 28th, 1937
Morrison Isabel (Morrison) Mancini CBP 20/02/2014
Isabel (Morrison) Mancini

Born In: Westmount, Canada
Born: December 3rd, 1922

Passed in: Dartmouth
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

Isabel Ann (Morrison) Mancini passed away on Feb.16, 2014 at St. Vincent’s nursing home. She was formerly of Sydney and Margaree Cape Breton, and later of Dartmouth.
Born Dec. 3, 1922 in Westmount, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Angus and Mary Jane (Rudderham) Morrison and her brothers, Duncan (Ivy) and Francis (Mary Lou) and her husband, Benito.
She is survived by her children, Vivian (Peter Miller); Peter (Marian Borden) and Benita (Alfred Ajello) and her beloved grandchildren, Angus and Keagan Miller; Charlie, Anna and Rachael Mancini; and Alexander and Elizabeth Ajello.
She was a woman of strong convictions, who enjoyed life to the fullest and was a born story teller. She had a remarkable memory and her knowledge of Cape Breton history was, as some said, a better information source than google. Those who knew her will treasure their memories of her wit and her words of wisdom which she dispensed until the very end of her days.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will take place Friday, Feb. 21st at St Peter’s Catholic Church, 10 Maple St., Dartmouth at 10 a.m. A burial service will be held in Cape Breton at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK children’s hospital.
Arrangements are in the hands of the Dartmouth Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca.

2/16/2014 December 3rd, 1922
Morrison Marion Isabel (Morrison) Fraser CBP 19/02/2014
Marion Isabel (Morrison) Fraser

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 16th, 2014

Isabel Fraser passed away at the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax, on Feb. 16, 2014.
Born in Halifax, N.S. just prior to the Halifax Explosion. She was a long time resident of Sydney Mines and Middle River, N.S., and Ottawa, Ont., before returning to N.S. in 2009. Surviving are her three sons, Gordon, in Vancouver, Stuart (Catharina) in Edmonton, Alta. And Ian (Cheryl) in New Glasgow, N.S., and her five grandchildren, Marion Mohagen in Edmonton Alta., Rachel (Rients) Siderius in LeDuc Alta., Kaylyn Fraser, in London, UK, Jamie Fraser, in Halifax, N.S., and Cameron Fraser in Halifax, N.S. and sister-in-law, Jean Morrison, in Amherst, N.S. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Fraser, as well as twin sister, Margaret Hallett; sister, Jean Haliburton and brothers, Ian Morrison and Dr Ross Morrison.
As a nursing sister with the Canadian Army, Isabel served in South Africa and London UK during the Second World War. She loved to travel, shop, cook and bake, and laugh. Family meant the world to her. We were all lucky to have her with us to almost her 98th birthday.
Her family appreciates the excellent care she received by the staff members of Six West, Veterans’ Memorial Hospital, Halifax

2/16/2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Moseychuck Margaret Moseychuck Cape Breton Post 03/03/2014
Margaret Moseychuck, 94, residing at Ivany Place, Bedford, N.S., went home to be with the Lord on, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
She was born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, N.S. on Sept. 16, 1919. Margaret was the daughter of the late Roddie (Loretta) MacIntyre.
Margaret was a former employee of the New Waterford Hospital and Massachusetts Hospital, in Boston, Mass. She enjoyed reading, dancing, and had a great sense of humour. Margaret was blessed with a genuine concern for the welfare of others, and helped many people who were in need.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Lillian) Moseychuk; sister, Elizabeth (Jim) Gillis; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Victor, son, Robert (Bobby), sisters, Mary (Jack) Eldridge, Annie (Frank) MacPherson, Viola MacIntyre and one brother, Charles MacIntyre.

2/28/2014 New Waterford, Cape Breton, N.S. on Sept. 16, 1919
Muise Elmo “E.J.” Muise Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
A chapel service for Elmo Muise, who passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, will held Wednesday, March 19th at 1 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home chapel with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery and a reception to follow at the Army, Navy and Air Force, Smith Sreet, New Waterford. All are welcome. 
2/20/2014
Muise Elmo 'EJ' Muise CBP 22/02/2014
Elmo 'EJ' Muise

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our son, brother and uncle, Elmo Joseph 'EJ' Muise on Feb. 20, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of Katie (MacMullin) and the late Elmo James Muise.
Left to mourn are sisters, Mercedes (Doug), Hamilton, Ont., Peggy (Ken), Gardiner Mines, Andrea, New Waterford and brother, James (Monique), Kingston, Ont.; niece, Miranda and nephews, Christopher, Erik & Aaron; uncles, Joe (Peggy) Brescia, Thunder Bay, Ont., Frank (Frances) McMullin, Peterborough, Ont. And James Duggan, Antigonish.
Cremation has taken place by Elmo’s request. A chapel service to celebrate Elmo’s life will take place March 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating with a luncheon at the Army, Navy & Air Force, Smith Street to follow. All are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations in Elmo's name can be made to a charity of once choice.

2/20/2014
Muise Margaret Ester (AuCoin) Muise CBP 15/01/2014
Margaret Ester (AuCoin) Muise

Born In: Cheticamp

Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: January 13th, 2014


It is with sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Ester (AuCoin) Muise, 94, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Anne (Doucet) AuCoin.
Margaret was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard. She was employed as a cook at New Waterford Hospital for 20 years and then went on to work for Muise's Dairy for another 15 years. Margaret enjoyed knitting, playing cards (especially tarabish), and crocheting blankets which she did faithfully for all grand and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are daughters, Evelyn (Jim) Flemming, Annie Mae (Ray) MacKenzie, both of New Waterford; son, Pat Muise, Ottawa; brother, Joe AuCoin (Sadie May), Cheticamp; sister, Mary Ann Maillet, Cheticamp; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was predeceased by sons, Bernie and David, daughter-in-law, Mary, first husband Joseph, second husband William, sisters, Louise Desveaux, Adele AuCoin, Yvonne Bourgeois, brothers Johnny and Leo AuCoin.
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 Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

1/13/2014 Cheticamp
Mullins Martha Mullins CBP 02/01/2014
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: August 11th, 1922

Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: December 29th, 2013

Martha Mullins passed away peacefully at The Cove Guest Home, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 91 years.
Born in Bonavista, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Irene Dunn.
She came to Sydney at a young age. Martha was an avid bowler and thoroughly enjoyed a good game of cards and bingo. Although unassuming in nature, there was always a mischievousness in the twinkle of her eyes. A good and fun lady, who will be sorely missed, but recalled with a host of happy memories.
She will be lovingly missed by her son, Bill; grandsons, Jamie (Leslie) and Sandy (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Brodie, Cameron, Ciara and Morgan; sister Anne, sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Cyril) MacDonald, Florence (Dave) Sturgess, Sheila (Cecil) MacArthur, Anne, Marion and Anna; brothers-in-law, Ivan (Donna), Carmen (Wanda), Kenny (Wendy) and special niece-in-law, Annie Murphy.
Besides her parents, Martha was predeceased by her husband Bill Mullins and sister Susie.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home
chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

Visitation and funeral for the late Martha Mullins had been postponed to today (Saturday), Jan. 4, 2014. With visitation from 2-3 p.m., and funeral to follow at 3 p.m., all in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

12/29/2013 Bonavista, NFLD on Aug. 11, 1922
Munroe Frank Charles Munroe Cape Breton Post 03/03/2014
With saddened hearts, but with hope eternal, we the family announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend. Frank passed away at home where he was lovingly cared for by his wife and soul mate, Edna. Always proud to have been born and raised in Whitney Pier, Frank was the youngest son of the late Angus and Lillian (Breen) Munroe. Frank attended Whitney School and Sydney Academy before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served on HMCS Kapaskasing (minesweeper), HMCS Iroquois (destroyer) and HMCS Victoriaville ( frigate) while engaging in Convoy duty during the Battle of the Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland. Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Sydney where he studied at the Empire Business College. After graduation, he began employment in the insurance business working as an independent salesman for 12 years before joining Allstate Insurance, where he worked for 28 years. With his outstanding sales ability, Frank was a gold record winner as top salesman in North America and a two time top winner in both auto and home owners’ sales. Frank embraced life with energy and determination in a job well done, qualities he instilled in his children and grandchildren. His hobbies were varied; including fishing and hunting, skating, boating with family on the Mira, and before his illness, wintering in Florida. Frank loved to travel and his trip back to his roots in Scotland was most memorable. In his later years, although confined to a wheelchair, he looked forward to his daily jaunts around the block where he enjoyed socializing with neighbours. Many of his canine friends, especially Jiggs could count on Frank giving them a little treat. Frank was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 128, and prior to his illness he was a member of the Naval Veterans Association. He was a strong supporter of various charities including, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Heart & Stroke, the Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and Christmas Daddies. He strongly believed in the value of a good education and willingly offered support to his children and grandchildren as they met their educational goals. Surviving are his devoted wife and best friend, Edna (Hallett); loving daughters, Carolyn Profit, Lisa (Andre Ouellette) Munroe, Nicole (Stephen) Hardy; grandchildren, Melanie, Melissa, Ryan, Evan; Cole, Zachary; Erika, Victoria, Kyle; special great-grandsons, Lucas, Brodie; brother-in-law, Lloyd Eddy and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Alexander ( Jean), John (Ann), Cyril (Mabel) and his sister, Annabelle. He was the last surviving nephew of Jack Munroe, the famed mining proprietor, war hero, author and boxer, honored in the Nova Scotia & Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Many thanks to Dr. Susan MacLeod, the VON and palliative care nurses who visited his home, and his three private caregivers, Gary Bernasky, Betty Morrison and John Bourgeois. Your kindness and compassionate care to Frank was always a comfort and much appreciated. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, today (Monday, March 3) from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Chapel on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Whent and Rev. Boyce Elliott officiating. Burial is to take place at a later date, in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier. Memorial donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made to the family atwww.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. Father’s love never dies ... it glows eternal ... forever in our hearts  
2/28/2014 Oct. 8, 1922
Murphy Bessey Murphy CBP 26/02/2014
Bessey Murphy

Born In: Inverness, Canada

Passed in: North Sydney, Canada
Passed on: February 24th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts, that we the family announce the passing of Bessey May (Stockley) Murphy, on Feb. 24, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Inverness she was the daughter of the late John and Ann Stockley. Bessey was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Bessey will be sadly missed by her children, Marie, and Murray and his companion Marie Bauer. She will also be missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her dearly, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Bessey was predeceased by her husband George, daughter Sheila and sons, Frank and Purcell; brothers, George and Arthur; and sisters, Alice, Liza and Henerietta.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life for Bessey will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., with President Jim Kaine of the Church of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Ingonish.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

2/24/2014 Inverness, Canada
Murphy Clare Murphy Cape Breton Post 08/03/2014
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Clare Murphy, formerly of East Bay, on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Born in Grand Mira North on August 4, 1917, Clare was the daughter of the late Martin D. and Catherine (Campbell) Gillis.
Clare is survived by children, Leo (Georgina), London, ON; Terry (Debbie), Yarmouth; Arlene Vassallo (Gary), Sydney Forks; Annette, Sydney; Tom (Carol), East Bay; Jerry (Mary Rose), East Bay; daughter-in-law Teresa Murphy, Glace Bay; brother, Alphonse Gillis, Falmouth, NS and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Harry; sons Bernie and Joe; sisters Ann Petrie, Florence Presseau, Lucy Ellen, Mary and Sister Josephine Gillis, CND; and brothers Donald, John Alex, Joseph, Allan, Lawrence and Bernard.
Clare enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid baker known for her pies and biscuits, and she delighted in winning a game of 45’s, even in her later years. She was a long-standing member of St. Mary’s Parish and CWL.
The family expresses sincere appreciation to MacGillivray Guest Home and their wonderful staff for their care and compassion during the last two years.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Murphy will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in East Bay with Rev. Frank Abbass officiating. Cremation will follow for burial at a later date in East Bay Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Clare can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia.

3/6/2014 Born In: Grand Mira North
Born: August 4th, 1917
Murphy Florence Mildred Murphy Cape Breton Post 20/03/2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Florence Milida Murphy, age 68, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at her home.
Born in Georges River, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Reid and Dorothy (Richards) (Reid) Seymour.
She was employed for a number of years at the Cara Restaurant in the Marine Atlantic Terminal, later at Bottoms Up Pub and then at the North Sydney Fire Hall. Florence was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Church. Florence was well known for her amazing sense of humour and sharp wit. She enjoyed singing, playing and entertaining the residents of the guest homes in the local area.
Florence is survived by her husband Richard Murphy; her children, Kenny (Laura) Francis, Joy Francis, Carla Murphy (Keith Styles), Gordie Murphy (Allison Fitzgerald) and Kim (Adair) MacLellan; her five grandchildren, Albert, Emma, Jordan, Justin and Ariel and one great-grandchild Charlie. Also surviving are her siblings, Paulette Powers, Geraldine (Robert) MacKinnon, Percy (Carol) Reid, Joanne (Nelson) Scott, Mary Lou Reid, Rick (Monique) Reid, Ruth (Rick) Rioux, Gord (Sherry) Seymour and Dave Seymour (Jeanie Kaulback); sister-in-law Gloria Reid, brother-in-law George Pink and several nieces and nephews.
Florence was predeceased by her son-in-law Keith Francis, sister Joan Pink and brother Joe Reid.
Visitation for Florence will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.  

3/18/2014 Georges River
Murphy James Aloysius “Jim” Murphy Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Murphy) Murphy. 
Jim moved to Port Hawkesbury in 1960 to work at the Pulp Mill where he worked as an electrician until his retirement in 1992. He was a retired Deputy Chief of the Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 43, Port Hawkesbury. 
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shelia (Campbell) Murphy; daughters, Cathy (Donald) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; Tina (Kevin) MacMaster, Troy; sons, Steven (Bernadette), Windsor, Ont.; Jimmie (Gisele), Barrie, Ont.; John (Rose), Havre Boucher; Kevin (Sherry), Fort St. John, BC; Bernard Terrance, North Sydney; Glen, Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Sister Mary Murphy, Bethany, Antigonish; Lucy Gregory, Mississauga, Ont.; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jim will also be missed by Sharon, Madonna, and Leanne, many nieces and nephews and extended family members. 
Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Murphy; brothers, Bernard, John, Colin, Dave, William; sisters, Alice, Elizabeth, Theresa, Agatha and Marie in infancy. 
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday; with a Fire Department Service at 6:30 p.m.; A vigil service at 7:15 p.m., all in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesdayfrom St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. 
Memorial donations in memory of Jim may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, St. Joseph Parish or a charity of your choice. 

3/14/2014 Glace Bay
Murrant Michael 'Kevin' Murrant Cape Breton Post 26/03/2014
Michael 'Kevin' Murrant
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 26th, 2014
Kevin Murrant, 59, of Siesta Court, Glace Bay, and a former resident of Turner Street, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Michael ‘Mick’ and Hattie (Bond) Murrant.
Kevin started working at Devco when he was 18 years old and retired in 2005 as the chief of security. He was a Second World War buff and had a keen interest in politics, fire engines and trains. Kevin loved German shepherds and raised many. He volunteered his time doing security work at the Canadian Little League Championship in Glace Bay.
Kevin’s personality was described as a straight-shooter; you knew where you stood with him after a short encounter. He faced death as he faced life, straight on, often saying, ‘Don’t be overwhelmed by my death but move on with your life’. Kevin loved his family and friends and was always there for them if they needed advice, right up until his death.
Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Lynda (Warner) Murrant; one daughter, Lynda (Wayne) Webber, Whitehorse; one son, Paul (Evelyn) Hogan, Glace Bay; three grandchildren, Austin Hogan, Ashley Webber, Jillian Webber; aunts, uncles, several cousins and a longtime family friend of the Murrant family, Minnie MacDonald.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay, at a later date followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Kevin, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army or Palliative Care.

3/26/2014 Glace Bay
Murray Austen Murray CBP 25/01/2014
Austen Murray

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

Austen passed away peacefully on January 23, 2014, overlooking the sea that he loved, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he spent his childhood in the bustling little community of Murray, Victoria County.
Later the family moved to North Sydney and from there Austen joined the Canadian navy and served during the Second World War. Upon his return, he bought a small farm in New Campbellton where he met and married the love of his life, Jennie Mae Clarke. She predeceased him in 1982.
Austen became a lobster fisherman fishing out of Kelly’s Cove. Over the years, many family, friends and tourists enjoyed trips to the Bird Islands in his boat. In the off season, he drove a generation of local children to school every day in all weather. In his later years, he also worked as a meticulous house painter.
Austen served his community tirelessly as a member of the group who first brought telephone service to the area, as a volunteer fire ranger and as a persistent voice to improve local road conditions. He served his church as a lay minister and later on the St. James Board of Managers. He was a meek and gentle man always ready to help anyone in need be they neighbor or stranger.
In his retirement years, he kept beautiful flower gardens as a tribute to his late wife. He was often found there in the company of some stray cat who had found a home with him. He loved feeding and identifying song birds and wildlife. All his life he loved reading, especially stories of sailing ships and the sea. He instilled this love of reading in his daughter and they spent many Saturdays travelling to the library for a stack of books.
Austen resided at the Harbourview Veteran’s facility in Sydney Mines for the past seven years. It was a place he came to call home where he had nothing but praise for all the staff as they cared so lovingly for him. He would want all the staff to know that they were like family to him.
Austen is survived by his only daughter, Virginnia (Richard Butts), Leitches Creek. A brother, Ian, Barrie, Ontario. Sister-in-law, Ethel Clarke, New Campbellton. Brother-in-law, William Payne, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Nieces, Kathleen, Moreen, Anna, and Sandra. Nephews, Alan, Colin, David, Paul, Jeffrey, Ron, and Robert.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, Austen and Marie (Cowen) Murray, sisters Grace and Anna Marie and brother, Harrington.
There will be no visitation by request. The funeral service celebrating Austen’s life will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d’Or with Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Private burial at St. James cemetery will take place at a later date. The family will welcome friends at the church before the service and at a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the animal or children’s charity of choice.

1/23/2014 Sydney
Murray Rosanne Murray CBP 03/02/2014
Rosanne Murray

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Potlotek
Passed on: January 30th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that we the family of Rosanne, have to announce her passing that occurred at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney on Jan. 30, 2014, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Noel and Isabel (Morris) Stevens. Rosanne was a Mi'kmaq teacher for many years and was a member of the Richmond Local NSTU.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Shelley Denny (Levi), Eskasoni and Blayne, Potlotek; sons, Jaret (Angela) and Brennan, both of Potlotek; grandchildren, Ryan Daniel, Cayden, Levi Jr. 'Big Guy', Emma, and Isabel; brother, George Stevens, Potlotek; sisters, Teresa Stephen and Irene Gould, both of Potlotek; niece, Paula (Jay) Marshall; nephews, Robert Andrews, Chris Andrews and Jonathan (Melissa) Andrews. Rosanne was also a foster parent to Violet Paul.
She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Levi. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, Feb. 2nd at 6 p.m. until Tuesday afternoon Feb. 4th at 12:30 p.m. in St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel in Potlotek. Mass of Christian Farewell will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Immaculate Conception Church in Barra Head at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Burial to be held in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Barra Head. A Salité will be held following the burial in the Potlotek Community Hall.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Rosanne, please visit www.chboudreau.com.

1/30/2014 Sydney
Musgrave Phyllis Musgrave CBP 20/01/2014
Phyllis Musgrave

Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 17th, 2014

The family of Phyllis (Nash) Musgrave regret to announce her death which occurred on Jan. 17, 2014, at The Northside Community Guest Home.
She had been a resident of North Sydney for almost all of her life until moving to the Guest Home in February of 2010.
Her death happened as a result of declining health over the past 10 years. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth (Lamey) Nash.
Phyllis was a proud graduate of Thompson High School, class of 1964. She attended Nova Scotia Teachers College for two years and began her teaching career at 20 years of age. She later upgraded her teaching licence to a TC 5 which was equivalent to a Bachelor of Education. Phyllis was a talented, dedicated and much loved teacher at Balls Creek Elementary for 32 years.
Her Thanksgiving dinners which she organized with the parents are fondly remembered by all involved. She was always one to be deeply involved in the many concerts that occurred at Balls Creek Elementary. Following her retirement in 1998, she was a substitute teacher in the Northside area schools for approximately two years but had to stop due to poor health.
Entertaining was a major part of her life and Christmas was her favourite day of the year. Phyllis was a fantastic cook and loved to feed as many people as she could fit into the family home. She decorated the home for every holiday, including Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving. There are not many crafts that Phyllis did not try and sewing was the one in which she excelled. Her ultimate creation was a wedding dress that she made for her sister-in-law, Anne. Phyllis had a real gift for gardening.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ray; and her three sons, Stuart (Erin) Moncton, David (Anne) Oshawa, and Stephen (Michelle), Toronto. She is survived by brothers, Walter (the late Minnie) Nash of Innisfil, Ont., and Graham (Marie) Nash of Pembroke, Ont.
She is also survived by the extended Musgrave family of which she was a vital part. Surviving Phyllis are sisters-in-law, Gertie (Ron) Cumming, Kingston, Ont., Ollie (Bud) Atkinson, Edmonton, Alta., Bev (David) Aker, Sydney Mines, Gwen (Ernie) O’Neill, Frenchvale, Shirley Stamper, Scotchlake, Anne (Tommy) LeBlanc, Big Bras d’Or, Cindy (John) Britten, Sydney; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Gloria), Balls Creek, Gary (Paulette), St. Thomas, Ont., Lou (The late Lois), Scarborough, Ont., Gordie (Susan), New Glasgow, and Joe (Marguerite), Frenchvale.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Ruth (Lamey) Nash in 1971 and 1973 respectfully. She was also predeceased by her sister, Carol (the late Arnold) Roach and a sister in infancy, her brother-in-law, Russell (survived by Mabel) and sister-in-law, Lenna (the late Brian) MacDougall.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick and his staff for the wonderful care provided to Phyllis during her years of illness. Special thanks to the staff of Munro Place at the Northside Community Guest home for their nurturing care of Phyllis during her stay.
Visitation for Phyllis will take place from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 at St. John’s Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Internment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
Family flowers only please. Donations are suggested to the 3M campaign at St. John’s Anglican Church or The Canadian Diabetes Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.

1/17/2014
Musgrave Ray Musgrave Cape Breton Post 27/03/2014
Ray Musgrave

67, North Sydney
The family of Ray Musgrave, regret to announce his death, which occurred on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. His death happened as a result of complications of liver disease. Ray was born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Leonard and Martha (Crews) Musgrave. Ray was a resident of North Sydney for most of his life and also spent a great deal of his childhood living in Frenchvale. Ray was a proud graduate of Riverview High School, class of 65. He attended Xavier Junior College in Sydney and then the School of Social Work in Halifax for his initial social work education. He later completed his bachelor of social work degree at the University of Regina in 1976 and his master of social work at Dalhousie University in 1998. Ray was a social worker for 42 years and he showed great passion and pride in this. He was involved in caring for an incalculable amount of people in Cape Breton for decades through Family Services of Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Emergency Crisis Team and through his private practice. Ray had a great passion for life matched only by his love of family and friends. He greatly enjoyed storytelling, whether telling his own stories or listening to those of others. He was known for his easy-going nature and infectious laugh. He loved classic cars and history. Ray had become deeply involved with St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in recent years. He was involved with Parish Council and was much loved within the church. He was also incredibly devoted to the Rotary Club of North Sydney. Ray was predeceased by his wife Phyllis ( Nash) Musgrave, who recently passed away in January of 2014. Ray is survived by their three sons, Stuart (Erin), Moncton, David (Anne), Oshawa, and Stephen (Michelle), Toronto, also surviving are his sisters, Gertie (Ron) Cumming, Kingston, Ont., Ollie (Bud) Atkinson, Edmonton Alta., Bev (David) Aker, Sydney Mines, Gwen (Ernie) O’Neill, Frenchvale, Shirley Stamper, Scotch Lake, Anne ( Tommy) LeBlanc, Big Bras d’Or, Cindy ( John) Britten, Sydney; his brothers, Wayne (Gloria), Balls Creek, Gary (Paulette), St. Thomas, Ont., Lou (the late Lois), Scarborough, Ont., Gordie (Susan), New Glasgow, Joe (Marguerite), Frenchvale; by his brothers-in-law, Walter (the late Minnie) Nash, Innisfil, Ont., Graham (Marie) Nash, Pembroke, Ont.; sister-in-law, Mabel Musgrave. Besides his wife Phyllis, Ray was predeceased by his parents, Leonard Musgrave in 1978 and Martha (Crews) Musgrave in 1991, by his brother, Russell Musgrave, his sister, Lenna (Brian) MacDougall, sister-in-law, Carol (Arnie) Roach and his father- and mother-in-law, Jack and Ruth (Lamey) Nash. The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick and his staff for the wonderful care provided to Ray during his years of illness. Special thanks to the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Northside General Hospital for the care provided in Ray’s years of illness. Deepest gratitude goes to Rev. Carl Fraser and Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser for their support and friendship to Ray in recent years. Visitation for Ray 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 2 p.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the 3M campaign at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or the Canadian Liver Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.  

3/25/2014 North Sydney
Musial Helen Elizabeth Musial Cape Breton Post 15/03/2014
On Thursday, March 13,2014 at her home in Gardiner Mines, we lost the most important person in our lives – Our Mom.
She was the daughter of the late Stephan and Magdalena (Menduk) Filipowicz, Krasna, Ukraine.
Mom loved to read, and had a vast amount of knowledge tucked inside that cute little white head. She has been referred to as the “silent historian.”
She truly was one of Cape Breton’s top ambassadors. Many years ago she made it her mission to keep her many ex-Caper friends informed about the islands activities. Cape Breton Post never knew they had such a loyal employee.
Her expectations from life were not great, just to be able to live in her own home, and have her family happy.
Left in sadness are her daughter, Betty; sons, Charles, Paul (Barbara), Carl (Alice), and daughter-in-law, Bridget; sister-in-law, Irene Gallant; sister-in-law and best friend Violet MacNeil. Zwarum cousins from Glace Bay; special cousin and close friend, Julie Zwarum-Troicuk. Grandchildren Charlene, Shane, Maurice, Helen, Bonnie, Karen, Caroline, Mark and Ryan; great grandchildren, Logan, Amelie, Colby, Bradly. Jordan.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Charles; son, Morris Edward; and daughter-in-law, Sheila; sister, Sophie (Robert) Stubbert; brother Michael (Helen) Philips. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
A note was found with specific instructions “Don’t forget to thank my good neighbors who watched out for me - especially Theresa Gallant, who became part of the family”
Special thank you to the VON and Home Care workers, Dr. Soussou, and the medical staff at Glace Bay Hospital, 3rd floor. Mom had a great respect and admiration for a very special nurse – Nancy Kuta George. She was truly her guardian angel.
Our family is very grateful for the care and compassion given to our mother, but above all Mom, it was you who was the greatest.
Visitation for Helen will take place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 6-9 p.m.. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner Mines.

3/13/2014
Nagy (Tuba) Mary Nagy (Tuba) Cape Breton Post 06/03/2014
Mary, formally of Sydney passed away peacefully March 4, 2014 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. 
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Katharine (Vance) Tuba. 
She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Frank and is survived by her son David and daughter Donna (Gerald Smith); grandsons Jason and Jonathan Smith, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her sister Helen Stephenson, Sydney, and is survived by her sisters Margaret Keller, Sydney, Irene Tuba, Welland, Ontario and Velma Scott, Sydney and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid baker even in her later years. Mary was a member of Trinity United Church, Sydney. 
Sincere appreciation to Dr. Chang and the wonderful staff from the Transitional Care Unit (4th Floor), Dartmouth General Hospital for their caring and compassion. 
There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Burial will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery in Sydney at a later date. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital or the Canadian Red Cross. 

3/4/2014 Dartmouth
Neary Allister 'Allie' Neary Cape Breton Post 31/03/2014
Allister 'Allie' Neary
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 29th, 2014
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather Allister Neary, on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Palliative Care Unit surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary (Robinson) Neary.
Allie was a retired miner. He enjoyed painting and hunting and participated for many years as a draegerman.
Allie is survived by his wife Elsie; sons, David (Laurie), Michael (Corrine), both of Alberta, Doug (Heather) MacLeod, New Minas; daughters, Janet (Keith), Colleen (Evan), Patricia (Serge), all of Ontario; sister, Veronica (James) Stonier, Glace Bay. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Campbell, brothers, John, Alex, Andrew, Timothy, Patrick and Peter, sisters, Bridgette, Frances, Kay, Marge, Irene, daughter Elizabeth Shiel and son Kevin MacLeod.
Cremation has taken place. As per Allie’s wishes there will be no service. Committal will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
"Keep your stick on the ice"

3/29/2014 Glace Bay
Neary Peter Neary CBP 27/02/2014
Peter Neary

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: February 25th, 2014

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Dad died Feb. 25, 2014 after a brief illness at the Glace Bay Hospital.
A gentle kind man, Jack of all trades and the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for. He taught us love, patience and understanding.
Dad was born in 1927 to Patrick and Mary (Robinson) Neary.
He attended St. John School and later worked at the British Canadian Co-op in New Aberdeen, Donkin and Glace Bay until it closed.
Dad is survived by his wife, Theresa (Nichols); daughters, Monica (Blair Munden), Carmen (Gus Daix), Danette (Shannon Boutilier); sons, Sandy and Peter and by stepdaughter, Joanne (Dave Harapiak) and Liam; grandchildren, Blair P., Nicole, Erin and Ryan Munden, Jason and Karlene Daix, Marc Neary, Colton Boutilier; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Allie and sister, Veronica Stonier; brothers and sisters-in-law and friend Stella Neary. Also many nieces and nephews.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Elva Hines and six brothers and six sisters.
There is no visitation. Funeral mass will be held, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 11 a.m., Holy Cross Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Please be good to each other, love always
Hug lots and when your sorry, sat it.
Life is too short.
Now dad it's time to wear the keys off that accordion.

2/25/2014 1927
Nemis Joseph “Joe” “Bugie” Nemis Cape Breton Post 17/03/2014
Joseph 'Bugie' Nemis passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014, at Harbourstone after a long battle with Alzheimers.
He is survived by his wife Rita and daughter JoAnn.
Joe was born in New Waterford on April 20, 1923, and remained connected to the town all his life. His parents Joseph and Enrica emigrated from Udine, Italy.
He was predeceased by brothers, Johnny, Louie, Dominic and James. Joe was the youngest in this well-known boxing family. He was also predeceased by sisters, Rena, Anna, and Edith.
Special thank you to Joe's nephew, Leno and his wife, Pauline for the constant attention and thoughtfulness given to him during his time at Harbourstone.
The family is also grateful to the nursing staff and aides at HS for their kindness, patience, and diligence during his illness.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. There will be no visitation or funeral mass.
The family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice in his memory.

3/13/2014 April 20, 1923, New Waterford
Newton Conrad 'Glen' Newton CBP 24/01/2014
Conrad 'Glen' Newton

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Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: January 23rd, 1957

Passed in: Bras d'Or
Passed on: January 2