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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths MARCH 02, 2020 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths MARCH 02, 2020 MONDAY There were 7 obituaries published today JAMES ANGUS “JIM” ANDERSON - 75 YRS MAE (FERGUSON) DOWLING - 85 YRS PAULINE SARAH (MCINTYRE) HILL - 87 YRS HARVEY FRANCIS MACKIE - 80 YRS SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS DANIEL JEROME “DANNY” SERROUL - 70 YRS JULIA SIGUT - 108 YRS DAVID DANIEL “DAVE” WILKIE - 80 YRS JAMES ANGUS “JIM” ANDERSON - 75 YRS ANDERSON, James Angus ‘Jim’ Age 75, of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020, surrounded by his five daughters and Vena, his loving wife of 55 years. Born in 1944, Jim was a son of Angus and Janet (Collier) Anderson. He was a communications technician with MT&T for 30 years until his retirement in 1993. Jim had a passion for building, flying (and crashing) remote-controlled airplanes. He was a member of the Cape Breton RC Modellers and enjoyed the kinship with his friends from the club. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in North Sydney. Jim enthusiastically helped his daughters with science experiments during their school years, especially anything that blew up. He taught them their first chords on guitar, passing on the gift of music to the next generation. Jim enjoyed many hours around the campfire at “The Land” with the whole family - playing music, raising a glass and creating mischief. Jim is survived by his wife, Vena (Gavinna Chadwick), and daughters, Kim Guthro (Bruce), Teri (Luc Erjavec), Vena (Ray Moorehead), Melanie Taylor (Kris) and Kristen (Justin Cooney). He leaves behind 14 cherished grandchildren who will miss Gramps and his witty one-liners, Dylan and Jodi Guthro, Annika, Jamey and Genevieve Erjavec, Keegan and Maria Christink, Mikaela Russell (Richard), Jenna Miller (Liam MacArthur), Jacquelyn, Michael and Joel Taylor, Nico Ivey and Skylar Cooney. He will be fondly remembered by Bryan Christink, Brad Miller, and Suvane Ivey. He also leaves behind 3 great-granddaughters, Mira and Everly Russell, and Ellie MacArthur. Jim is survived by sisters, Janet Glenham and Liz Theriault (Freeman); brother, George (Valerie), and numerous nieces and nephews to whom he was ‘Uncle Jimmy’. He was predeceased by his parents; brother-in-law, Gord Glenham, and best friend, Gordon MacDonald. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the QEII Foundation, Palliative Care Unit. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax. Online condolences can be sent to www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> MAE (FERGUSON) DOWLING - 85 YRS DOWLING, Mae (Ferguson) Florence It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Mae Dowling, 85. Mom passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines on May 3, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Bonnar) Ferguson. An educator by profession, Mom attended Teachers College in Truro, graduating in 1954 and returned home, where she taught elementary school for the next 35 years. Mom often spoke of her love of teaching and her desire to make a difference in the lives of those she taught. She considered teaching to be her passion rather than her work cherishing every moment. In her retirement years, Mom loved seeing former students and never missed an opportunity to hear about their lives, and the impact she made during their time in her classroom. Mom loved hearing the familiar phrase “you were my favourite teacher”. Mom’s most cherished moments were when she was surrounded by her family and friends and she was often the centre of attention, being referred to by her sister as the “Queen”. Mom loved music and dancing and enjoyed attending local concerts. Throughout her life, Mom had a wonderful circle of friends and made it a priority to see each of them on a regular basis to share stories, laughter and good food. In keeping with her passion, Mom was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and also a member of Carman United Church. Mom is survived by her three daughters and three special sons-in-law, Lynn (Paul) MacCormick, Valerie (John) Nugent, Janice (Greg) Viva; three grandchildren, Marcel, Kaitlin and Matthew Nugent; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kyrin, who were her “little darlings”, and a special nephew, Joel Sweeney, of whom she was so very proud. She is also survived by her only sister, Eleanor (Fred) Patterson and her sisters-in-law, Miriam Ferguson, Martha (Mattie) Ferguson and Annette Handley. Mattie spent many nights with Mom over the years, keeping her company and tending to her needs. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews who she loved hearing from. Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her husband, David ‘Doc’ Dowling; brothers, Jacob ‘Buddy’ Ferguson and William ‘Bill’ Ferguson, and a dear mother-in-law, ‘Granny’ (Catherine) Dowling. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion shown to our mother. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Carman United Church, 1 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, the Cancer Patient Care Fund, or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> PAULINE SARAH (MCINTYRE) HILL - 87 YRS HILL, Pauline Sarah Dominion It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Pauline Hill, age 87, on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Lillian and Vincent McIntyre. In her younger years, she loved to dance and play cards. Pauline spent many summer camping in Iona. She enjoyed being with her family and her fur baby, Sadie. Pauline is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Simon Hill; son, Francis (Helen); two precious grandchildren, Jared and Taylor; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Shirley. Cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and family friend Lenore Royal. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> HARVEY FRANCIS MACKIE - 80 YRS MACKIE, Harvey Francis Gardiner Mines It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we, the family, of Harvey Francis Mackie, announce his passing on 27 February 2020 at the Glace Bay General Hospital at the age of 80, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Gardiner Mines on December 4, 1939, Harvey was the youngest son of the late Daniel and Sarah (MacNeil) Mackie. Harvey began work at a young age as a coal miner for a 10-year tenure, then embarked upon a career as a bricklayer. Harvey was meticulous in his craft as a mason and there is much evidence of his work all over Cape Breton Island, something he was always very proud of. He was a long-time member and retiree of the Bricklayer’s union Local #1 NS, receiving his 50-year pin in 2019. Harvey was the owner/operator of Mackie Masonry Construction from 1990-1996, until his retirement. Harvey was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends in his younger years and camping with his family. He played softball, hockey, bowling and darts and later in life took up golfing, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was an accomplished accordion and harmonica player entertaining people at public events, family gatherings and campfires. Everyone was happy to see the accordion come out. Harvey is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Marilyn (Wrathall) Mackie; his three daughters, Darlene Mackie, Brenda (Murray) McNeil and Pauline Gouthro; his daughter-in-law, Shelley Duggan; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Hillary, Samantha, Aaron, Emma, Randy, Ashley and Eileen, as well as six great-grandchildren, Irelynn, Priscilla, Holly, Tatum, Vaida and Luke. He is also survived by sisters, Theresa Lemoine, Annette Campbell, Pauline (Leno) Degiobbi and Marilyn (Joe) McMullin, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and by his only living aunt, Alice Kyte. Besides his parents, Harvey was predeceased by his son, Dwayne; son-in-law, Blain Gouthro; sisters, Geraldine and Mary; brothers, John and Greg. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Glace Bay Hospital; as well as the palliative care team who cared for him and kept him comfortable in his final days. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, March 3 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Myrna MacMullin and Rev. Dorothy Miller will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christmas Crew, The Church of the Good Shepherd in Dominion or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Sgt. Milton Glace Bay, formerly of Reserve Mines. 1953-2020 In the company of family and friends, Milton left this life on February 26, 2020 at Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay. His slight stature was balanced by his weighty personality which made an impact on all who knew him. Milton was the son of the late Angus and Kathleen 'Kaye' (McIvor) McNeil. Milton spent his career in the Canadian Forces, served in various areas in Canada and overseas, Syria. He retired to his ‘favourite place’ Cape Breton. Milton enjoyed travelling, driving his cars, card games with the guys and the ‘odd’ beer. Sadly, his retirement was interrupted by Huntington’s, a battle he bravely fought. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3. Milton is survived by his son, Christopher (Rebecca Thornton) McNeil, Australia; Katie, Kelly and their children; brothers, Angus, Bruce (Kelly) and Bradley (Paula); sisters, Glenda Fournier, Karen Howarth, Chris (Larry) Boutilier and Priscilla (Mike) MacDonald; sister-in-law, Shelly; granddaughter, Alexandria Wood; many nieces and nephews, as well as several good friends and his lifelong friend, Jerry (Shamus) McNeil. Besides his parents, Milton was predeceased by his brother, Wendell; brothers-in-law, Rodney Howarth and Mike Fournier. A Celebration of Life with a reception was held Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Cremation Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada or charity of choice. Thank you to Dr. Claire Mac Neil, Dr. David Ley, the staff of ER and 3E Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Dr. Trevor Guy and Dr. Rod Wilson (MAID) for their compassion and support. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> DANIEL JEROME “DANNY” SERROUL - 70 YRS SERROUL, Daniel Jerome Alder Point Sept. 12, 1949 - Feb. 26, 2020 It is with great sadness that we, the family of Daniel Serroul 'Danny', 70, of Alder Point, announce his passing on February 26, 2020, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Danny was born and raised in Bras d'Or, moving to Alder Point a little later in life. Danny loved being outside keeping busy, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cards and darts. Danny loved being surrounded by his family and friends, and was happiest in the kitchen cooking, and enjoyed the company of his fur babies. Danny loved to travel and visit his family. He also enjoyed spending time at the trailer. Danny will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharen Ryan; his loving children, Troy (Tracy), Barb (Phil), Patrick (Sarah), Linden (Meagan). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Mandi (Chris), Danny, Barbara Jean (Steven), Savannah (Duran), Matthew (Monique), Cassandra, Jolene, Amelia May, Bella; dearly missed by his great-grandchildren, Trinity and Doyle, as well as his brother, David (Tracy); sisters, Mary, Theresa (Roger). He will also be missed by many cousins, and extended family. Danny will be deeply missed by his loving friends and fishing buddies! Danny was predeceased by his grandmother, Matilda; mother, Mildred; his loving wife, Isabel (Pearo); son, Daniel, and brother, Joseph. A service will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church, Alder Point, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. A reception will follow at the Alder Point Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Danny's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> JULIA SIGUT - 108 YRS SIGUT, Julia 108, Sydney It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Julia Sigut, 108, at the MacGillivray Guest Home on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Born in Sydney on January 23, 1912, Julia was the eldest daughter of the late Thomas and Antonia (Valek) Sigut of Sydney. Julia is survived by her sister, Lillian Sigut, Sydney; sister-in-law, Florence Sigut, Coxheath, along with her nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Allan, Charlie and Joseph, and her sisters, Stella (William Sheppard) and Hilda (Ted Kiech). Julia lived most of her life in New York and returned to Sydney to retire. Julia was a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home for the past four years. The family would like to thank the staff at the MacGillivray Guest Home for their kindness, care and support. Cremation has taken place, and at Julia’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel @ns.sympatico.ca <http://ns.sympatico.ca/> DAVID DANIEL “DAVE” WILKIE - 80 YRS WILKIE, David ‘Dave’ Daniel It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of David ‘Dave’ Wilkie, announce his passing on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Dave was born on February 21, 1939, and was the son of the late Hector and Margaret (McDonald) Wilkie. For 55 years, you could find Dave at his barbershop in New Waterford, where folks came in to be entertained, and left with a haircut as a bonus. His love for the Toronto Maple Leafs was obvious, at the concern of his family, who all cheer passionately for opposing teams. He was a member of the New Waterford Fish and Game Association and belonged to the Lions Club. Dave enjoyed listening to music, square dancing with the love of his life, his wife of 62 years, Elsie, and travelling across Canada. Dave had a huge heart; he loved, and was loved by, his family. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Purdy) Wilkie; his son, Gordon (Paula) Wilkie, and grandchildren, Robyn and Mark, Lower Sackville, NS; son, Steven (Alicia) Wilkie; grandchildren, Ryan, Carter and Dylan, Windsor, ON; sister, Ethel (Ronnie) Gaylor, Chateauguay, QC; brother, Francis (Joanne) Wilkie, Stevensville, ON; sister, Margaret Langford, Cobourg, ON; sister-in-law, Shirley Wilkie, Glace Bay, NS; brother-in-law, Raymond Purdy, New Waterford, NS. Dave was predeceased by his parents, and brother, Jackie Wilkie. The family welcomes you to join them to celebrate his life and share stories on Tuesday, March 3, at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, for a visitation from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. A Chapel service will take place at 2 p.m., with Reverend Duncan Roach officiating, followed by a luncheon at the K.O.C. on Plummer Avenue. Kind words, photos and memories can be shared with Elsie and the family at email@something.com <http://email@something.com/> Donations in David’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneral <http://www.mclellanfuneral/> home.com <http://home.com/> “Look After Yourself.”

    03/02/2020 08:04:00
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 29, 2020 SATURDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 29, 2020 SATURDAY There were 5 obituaries published today DONALD JAMES “DUCK” CAREY - 61 YRS BRIAN BASIL CHRISTMAS - 58 YRS DR. Z. MAREK KNOTT - SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS DR RAPHAEL MAJALA NYITI - 80 YRS DONALD JAMES “DUCK” CAREY - 61 YRS CAREY, Donald James “Duck” Carey Bras d'Or It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear brother and uncle, Donald “Duck” Carey, age 61, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at home. Donald was born June 28, 1958 to the late Louis and Sadie (Pentz) Carey. Donald enjoyed his mornings spent at Tim Hortons, chatting with his buddies. He went to weekly card games and looked forward to the annual Burnt Potato Fest at the Creek. He worked for Harrietha's trucking, and retired to care for his mom. Donald is survived by his siblings, Sonny (Pat), Sophie Tucker, George, Ella Marg (Allister) Phillips, Alfred (Annie), Gladys (Fred) Howell, Catherine (George) Rudderham, Martha Genter, Auley (Ella), and Joe Glen (Michelle). He also held a special bond with his nieces and nephews, whom he thought of as his own. He had special relationships with several cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Isabel, and Phyllis, and brothers, Thomas, John, and Raymond. By request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, on Monday March 2, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Charitable donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> BRIAN BASIL CHRISTMAS - 58 YRS CHRISTMAS, Brian Basil 58, Membertou It is with broken hearts that the family announce the passing of our loved one, Brian Basil Christmas, on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, NS. Brian was the son of the late Noel Sr. and Bessie (Isadore) Christmas of Membertou. Brian loved to be around family and friends. He loved to laugh and share a good joke. He had a great sense of humour. Brian enjoyed sports and attending hockey games. He would be seen all over Membertou on his scooter. Brian was one of Montreal Canadians biggest fans. Before Brian got sick he worked for Membertou Band as a security guard and also as a construction worker. Brian enjoyed his trips to Tim Hortons and giving the staff a hard time ordering a triple single with a “BOSTON GOT CREAMED” donut. Left to mourn his passing are his daughters, Annette Cremo, Courtney Marshall, Shondra Johnson, Tradina Sanipass, Brittany Sanipass, Rachel Christmas, Ann Shelby Gould; his sons, Brendon Paul and Brian Christmas; as well as his grandchildren; his sisters, Charlene and Natalie Christmas, Valerie Matthews; brothers, George Isadore, Clayton and Noel Jr. Christmas. He will also be missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, God children and special cousin, Dean Christmas. Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his brothers, Mayard and Colin Christmas. The family wish to thank the staff at Celtic Court and the Northside Community Guest Home, especially Jacqueline, as well as the Membertou Wellness Homecare workers for their tremendous care and compassion. Visitation will be held at his daughter’s house 90 Putus Auti starting on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. and continuing until the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Burial will be in Membertou Memorial Gardens. Salite to follow at the MTCC. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> DR. Z. MAREK KNOTT - KNOTT, Dr. Z Marek North Sydney It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother Dr. Z. Marek Knott on February 26, 2020. He was well known as a great doctor and person and he will be missed by us, his family, colleagues, friends and patients. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney, and a private ceremony will follow at a later date. Memorial donations in Marek’s memory may be made to the Northside General Hospital, SPCA, or Hope of Wildlife. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Sgt. Milton Glace Bay, formerly of Reserve Mines. 1953-2020 In the company of family and friends, Milton left this life on February 26, 2020 at Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay. His slight stature was balanced by his weighty personality which made an impact on all who knew him. Milton was the son of the late Angus and Kathleen (Kaye McIvor) McNeil. Milton spent his career in the Canadian Forces, served in various areas in Canada and overseas, Syria. He retired to his ‘favourite place’ Cape Breton. Milton enjoyed travelling, driving his cars, card games with the guys and the ‘odd’ beer. Sadly, his retirement was interrupted by Huntington’s, a battle he bravely fought. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3. A Celebration of Life with a reception will take place Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Cremation Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada or charity of choice. Thank you to Dr. Claire Mac Neil, Dr. David Ley, the staff of ER and 3E Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Dr. Trevor Guy and Dr. Rod Wilson (MAID) for their compassion and support. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> DR RAPHAEL MAJALA NYITI - 80 YRS NYITI, Dr. Raphael Majala Dr. Raphael Majala Nyiti passed away peacefully in the early hours of February 27, 2020 with his wife at his side at in Arusha, Tanzania. He was 80 years old. He was a kind and peaceful man who loved his family dearly and gave education a central focus in his life. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Claire; his son, Frederick and his partner, Julie Cabanne; his daughter, Kyesia and son-in-law, Kirk; his younger son, Marc and daughter-in-law, Emily. Also left to mourn are his 9 grandchildren, Charlie, Otis, Lulu, Rehema, Wynnie, Nailah, Sidney, Townes, Garbriel; as well as many members of his Tanzanian and Canadian families, and numerous friends. Raphael was born in June of 1939 in Akeri, Meru, Tanzania. After completing his primary, secondary, and teaching diploma in Tanzania, he went overseas to complete his studies. First at the Central Philippines University, attaining his B.A., then at McGill University in Montreal attaining his M.A., and finally at the University of Illinois attaining his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. He then taught at Cape Breton University for 34 years, and lived in Sydney, Nova Scotia with his family. After retiring, he and his wife returned to Tanzania for six year before moving back to Canada to live in Toronto. The funeral and burial will be held in his native home in Tanzania. Messages of condolences for the family can be sent to nyiticar@gmail.com <http://nyiticar@gmail.com/> A celebration of life event will be held in Montreal in the summer of 2020.

    02/29/2020 05:33:15
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 27, 2020 THURSDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 27, 2020 THURSDAY There were 6 obituaries published today STEPHEN ANTHONY AUCOIN - 65 YRS CATHERINE MARCELLA (MCNEIL) BUND - 81 YRS LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS RICHARD PATRICK JESSOME - 59 YRS JOHN FERGUS “FERGIE” MACKINNON - 74 YRS JANE CECILIA “JANIE” (MACDONALD) SNOW - 82 YRS STEPHEN ANTHONY AUCOIN - 65 YRS AUCOIN, Stephen Anthony Stephen Aucoin of Glace Bay, NS. Passed away on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the Northern Lights Regional Heath Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta at the age of 65 years old. Steve grew up on Cape Breton Island with his 5 siblings. After graduation from high school he briefly worked as an air traffic controller in Gander, NFLD prior to moving to Ontario to begin a 40-year career in the oil and gas industry. Steve and his family moved out to Alberta in 1988 when he accepted a job in Fort McMurray. Steve was passionate about his career and loved working as a panel operator at Syncrude for 32 years. Stephen’s greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. He spent much of his leisure time boating on the Mira River in Cape Breton Island with his family and friends. Stephen is survived by his 3 children, Dana, Whiney and Dustin; his 2 grandchildren, Hadley and Kohen; his mother, Norma; 5 siblings, Donna, David, Gina, Allan, and Michael; and many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Aucoin SR. A Celebration of Life will take place in Cape Breton in August. CATHERINE MARCELLA (MCNEIL) BUND - 81 YRS BUND – Catherine Marcella (nee McNeil) Peacefully after a brief illness at her home, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday February 24, 2020, in her 81st year. Loving mother of Paul (Arlene), Jeff (Leanne) and Mark. Beloved grandmother of Adam, Ashleigh, Jonathan, Christian and Daniel. Catherine is survived by her sisters, Mildred and Maurina. She is predeceased by her siblings, Cyril, Walter, John, Helen and Joseph. Catherine will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends through-out Ontario, Nova Scotia and California. She retired after a 50 year career in nursing and touched thousands of lives. Friends may pay their respects at the McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Road N. Brantford, Ontario on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private service will be held. Interment to follow, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford, Ontario. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca <http://www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca/> LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS CAMPBELL, Lionel Charles Born July 1, 1935 Died February 19, 2020 With great sadness, the family of Lionel Campbell announces his passing on February 19 at the age of 84 from pancreatic cancer, which he courageously battled with everything he had. He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband by Vivienne, his wife of 55 years; as a selfless father by sons, Barre, Darren (Erin) and Sean; and daughters, Danna (Paul) and Melanie (Kevin). He was a grandfather, to eleven loving children and was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Grant and Hilda (McPhee); sisters Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Nearing (the late Louis), Mary Morrison (Connie) and Maureen Anthony (the late Reg), and brother Kevin (Fran). A proud Cape Bretoner, born in New Waterford and a longtime resident of Plummer Avenue, Lionel worked in the mines and also studied at St. F. X. before training at RCMP Depot in Regina to become a Mountie in 1962. He was posted to Manitoba, before transfers to Fredericton and Ottawa, where he retired in 1994. Lionel was also a choir member at Divine Infant Parish in Ottawa, which included a trip in 1995 to the Vatican, where the choir sung in St. Peter’s Basilica. Visitation will take place in Ottawa on Friday, followed by a funeral Mass on Saturday, February 29 at St. Clement Parish. Interment will follow at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in New Waterford or to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. RICHARD PATRICK JESSOME - 59 YRS JESSOME, Richard Patrick Sydney Mines It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce, Richard Patrick Jessome (Ricky) 59, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home in Sydney Mines. Born January 28, 1961. Richard was the son of Myrtle (Ross) Jessome and the late Percy Jessome. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Angella (Rodney), Ashley (Liam); his two stepsons, Freddy Pye (Jocelyn), Travis Pye; and his four beautiful grandchildren, Hayden, Hope, Gavin, and Adisyn. Richard is also survived by his wife, Wanda Jessome (Chisholm); mother, Myrtle Jessome; siblings, Tilly (Lawrence) Tobin, Betty (John) Donovan, Charlotte Jessome, Margaret (Wallace) Roberts, Johnena Jessome (Gordon Chadwick), Mary (Charlie) Hill, Percy (Helen) Jessome, Frankie Jessome, Fabian (Franny) Jessome, Nicky (Gail) Jessome, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Besides his father Percy Jessome, Richard was predeceased by his brother, David Jessome; nephews, Alan Hill, Peter Jessom; niece, Johnena Jessome, and sister-in-law, Emma Jessome. Richard will be sadly missed by all his family, especially his grandson, Hayden, whom he had a special bond with. Richard will always be remembered by all who knew him, especially his family for his hardy and contagious laugh, his handsome smile and his entertaining and often hilarious jokes. Love you Dad, with all my heart & soul (all the money in the world), and a million dollars. A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 29th at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> JOHN FERGUS “FERGIE” MACKINNON - 74 YRS MacKINNON, John Fergus ‘Fergie’ It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we, the family of John Fergus ‘Fergie’ MacKinnon, announce his passing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born December 9, 1945, in Sydney, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Hefferman) MacKinnon. In earlier years, Fergie was the owner of F. MacKinnon Backhoe Services and until retirement worked for the CBRM. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and best friend, Edna and was so proud of hi sons and their accomplishments with their businesses, that he spent many days visiting and lending a helping hand. Fergie also loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna (Dicks); sons, Fergus and Kyle (Heather Jones), Sydney; daughter-in-law, Carla (Flynn); grandchildren, Paige and Chase; brothers, Paul, Sydney and Mike (Cathy), ON; sister, Ann, ON; best friends, Stan and Judy Dicks, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Fergie was predeceased by his sister, Christene Hickey and his oldest grandson, Fergus Tyler MacKinnon, the pride and joy of his life. A celebration of life will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday, February 29 from 2-4 p.m. Interment at a later date. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> JANE CECILIA “JANIE” (MACDONALD) SNOW - 82 YRS SNOW, Jane Cecilia Marion Bridge All that we love deeply becomes a part of us and it is with great tribulation that the family of the late Jane ‘Janie’ ( MacDonald) Snow, age 82, announce her passing at the White Hills Long Term Care Center in Hammond Plains on Monday, February 24, 2020 after a brief illness. Janie transitioned peacefully and, on her own terms, and how she wanted it surrounded by family, prayer, laughter and song. Janie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Cara-Leah (Emad) Hmidan, Archie, Susie (Darren) and Lilly Snow; grandchildren, Brayson (Kelley), Cail, Kyle Snow, JD Mackenzie, Amira and Jaad Hmidan; great-grandson, Finley Snow; sisters, Patsy (Roddie) MacMullin, Anna (Archie) Thomas and brothers, Sandy (Helen) MacDonald and John (Anne) MacDonald. Janie was born in Sydney on January 24, 1938 and was the daughter of the late ‘Red’ Archie and Ethel (Bartlett) Macdonald. Aside from her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Jack’ Snow and her sister, Winnie MacDonald. Janie graduated from the CNA program at St. Martha’s School of Nursing in 1959. She had a flare for nursing and a compassion for society’s most marginalized. She held the corporal works of mercy as core nursing values such as feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, give shelter to the homeless and burying the dead. These values she imparted to her children. She will be missed for her love, compassion, kindness, sharp wit, insightfulness, storytelling flare for style and love of music. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. We would like to thank the White Hills Long Term Care Center for their exemplary care of our mother. In keeping with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feed Nova Scotia or Direction 180 (Halifax). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care & direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> May the angels guide you in – love, your four little snowflakes.

    02/27/2020 07:59:48
    1. [NS-CB] Inverness Oran Deaths FEBRUARY 26, 2020 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Inverness Oran Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>>www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Inverness Oran Deaths FEBRUARY 26, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 1 new obituary published today MATHESON (CHRISTOPHER) MARY EDWINA - 91 YRS MATHESON Mary Edwina Matheson, age 91, of Aberdeen, Inverness County, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, February 11th, in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on January 24th, 1929, in Tignish, PE, she was a daughter of the late Edmund Emmett and Mary Caroline (Kenny) Christopher. Mary Edwina was a stay-at-home mom. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jean (Calvin) Munro; sons, James (Cathy) and Donnie; sisters, Teresa (Tom), Connie (Louis), Helen (Leo); brothers, Michael (Alice), James; grandchildren, Jennifer (Yon), Heather (Ian), Kaitlyn (Tom), James (Andrew), and Blair; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Leila. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Cameron; sister, Freda; brothers, Wilbert, Robert, Walter, and Edward. A graveside service will take place in Little Narrows Presbyterian Cemetery at a later date in the spring of 2020. Memorial donations in memory of Mary Edwina may be made to Bosom Buddies of Nova Scotia (www.bosombuddies.ca). Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. “Loved and missed by all.”

    02/26/2020 08:43:35
    1. [NS-CB] Inverness Oran Deaths FEBRUARY 19, 2020 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Inverness Oran Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>>www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Inverness Oran Deaths FEBRUARY 19, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 3 new obituaries published today MACDONNELL, RODERICK BERNARD “RODDIE” - 86 YRS CORMIER (RAMARD), MARIE LORRAINE - 86 YRS POIRIER, PAUL NAPOLEON - 87 YRS MacDONNELL Roderick Bernard ‘Roddie' MacDonnell (May 3rd, 1932 – February 5th, 2020). Roddie passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday, February 5th, at the age of 87. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lillian ‘Rita’ (nee MacDonald) (2016). Loving father of Bernard (Sharon), Gary, and Kelly (Rob) Sutherland. Cherished grandfather of Joshua (Becca), Alex, Marshall (Becca), Sam, and Maggie. Dear brother of Colena MacMillan, Lawrence (Charlotte) MacDonell, and Annie MacLellan. Predeceased by his brothers, John A., Donald, Malkie, Alexander, Angus, John Francis, Alex Duncan (A.D.), Jerome, and Collie; and by his sisters, Margie MacDonald, Mary Janet MacMillan, Rita McClinchey, and Cassie Taylor. Rod was born in Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to John Andrew and Mary Cassie MacDonnell. He was the 14th of 17 children. He described fond memories of his youth in Mabou, working on the family farm, getting into trouble with his brothers and enjoying the many dances and house parties of the area, where he met the love of his life, Rita, for the first time. Jobs were not plentiful in Cape Breton and Rod left home in 1952 to find work. His travels took him to Quebec and Ontario, where he found a variety of jobs, including working as a deckhand on the steamships of the Great Lakes and steel rigger tunnelling in Niagara Falls, where he helped build one of the tunnels that moves water from the Niagara River to the Sir Adam Beck power plant. Rod eventually joined his brothers, A.D. and Alexander in Sudbury, where he worked in the mines of northern Ontario ‘shaft sinking.’ It was here that he and Rita crossed paths again when Rod’s brother, A.D., married Rita’s sister, Frances. Rod saw Rita at the wedding and it was “love all over again.” Rod and Rita were married in 1958 and settled in Temagami, where their two sons, Bernie and Gary, were born. They moved to Niagara Falls in 1965 when Rod was hired at General Motors. It was here that they bought their first house and their daughter, Kelly, was born. Niagara Falls remained Rod’s home until his passing. When not working at GM, Rod loved to spend his free time staying fully informed on current events, attending dances in Toronto with Rita, running to keep fit, and his favourite – driving. Rod had a real love of cars – fixing them, driving them, or telling people about them; he could answer almost any question you had about a vehicle, whether GM, Ford, or Chrysler. Rod retired from his job as a tow motor operator at GM in 1993. Always a great ‘handy-man,’ Rod busied himself in retirement collecting and recycling scrap metal. He always liked to have extra cash in his pocket, which he was eager to spend taking his friends and family out for dinner. Rod and Rita enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. over the years, but going ‘home’ to Cape Breton was their favourite vacation plan, where Rod could reconnect with family and friends, enjoy lots of tea, biscuits, and country cheese, and demonstrate his prodigious step-dancing skills. Sadly, Rod lost his vision in 2005, but continued to live life to the fullest extent possible, enjoying visits with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, keeping fit on his treadmill and, of course, staying up-to-date on the daily CNN coverage. Rod was fortunate to be able to remain in his own home with the support of his son, Gary, until his admission to hospital three weeks and five days prior to his passing. A loving and supportive husband, father, brother, and friend, he will be dearly missed. A funeral mass was held for Roddie at St. Thomas More Church in Niagara Falls on February 8th, followed by the Rite of Committal at Fairview Cemetery and a reception at Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., where family and friends enjoyed sharing fond memories of Roddie. Online condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com <http://www.pattersonfuneralhome.com/>. Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Vincent de Paul Society, in memory of Rod. CORMIER Marie Lorraine Cormier, age 86, Cheticamp, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 11th, at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. She was the daughter of the late Pepin and the late Sophie (Arsenault) Ramard. Lorraine was a hardworking mom who gave her undivided love to each and every one of her children. She was an excellent cook and baker. She loved a good game of cards, knitting, reading, bingo, shopping, and travelling, in her best years. Since her arrival at the Foyer Père Fiset, she would appreciate the solitude of her room, but still loved to receive visitors to play “crazy eights” and chat. She was forever grateful for the good care she received at the Foyer. She loved you guys. She is survived by sons, Phillip (Winny), Shubenacadie, Samuel (Amelia), Edmonton, Alberta, Leonard (Claudia), Cheticamp, and Camille (Lucille), Cheticamp; daughters, Yvette (Gerard), Fredericton, NB, Lucille (Alfred), Cheticamp, Monique (Cyril), Cheticamp, Stella (Steven), St. Joseph du Moine, and stepdaughter Denise (David), Cheticamp; grandchildren, Christian, Aaron, Natalie (Robert), Shauna (Tyler), Byron (Jillian), Jennifer (Aneill), Joanne (Jason), Lindsey (Logan), Ellen, Gabe, Camren, Jakob, Keigan, Zachary; great-grandchildren, Elliott, Jacob, Julien, Allison, Ava, and Giana. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Gabriel Cormier and long-time companion of 20 years, Leopold Chiasson; brothers, Moise, Alex, Joseph, Jean-Paul, Patrice, and Albert; sisters, Mathilda, and Lucy Mae. Funeral mass was Saturday, February 15th, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca <http://www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca/>. POIRIER With great sadness we announce the passing of our father and friend, Paul Napoleon Poirier of Inverness, formerly Cheticamp, age 87, on February 6th. Paul was predeceased by father, Mose Poirier, and mother, Catherine Poirier; son, Joseph and son, Raymond; as well as sisters, Margaret and Veronica. Paul is survived by sisters, Annie, Mary Ann (White), and brother, Eli. He is also survived by daughters, Maria, Loretta, Margaret, Pauline, Bernadette, Rita; and sons, Gerald, John, and Thomas, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul adored his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved fishing and spending time at Lake Ainslie with family. He will truly be missed. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Paul’s life will take place at a future date.

    02/26/2020 08:41:28
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 26, 2020 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 26, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 8 obituaries published today RITA (MACLEOD) ASTEPHEN - 70 YRS GEORGE HENRY BRAGG - LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS DAVID HUBERT FORD - 65 YRS LEONARD JOHN MARSH - 68 YRS PAUL ROACH - CORA ANNE (MARSH) SHEBIB - 72 YRS KAREN FRANCES (SNOW) SULLIVAN - 57 YRS RITA (MACLEOD) ASTEPHEN - 70 YRS ASTEPHEN, Rita North Sydney It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Rita Astephen on February 23, 2020. Rita peacefully passed away with her loving husband Bernie by her side. Rita was born to the late Bart and Allina MacLeod of Sydney Mines on October 31, 1949. During her working career Rita worked for Nickerson Fish Plant and was a personal care worker for a number of special people where she made life-long friendships. Taking care of family was one of mom's most important careers. Rita also spent many years as a volunteer for the Northern Yacht Club as well as a cub leader and volunteered for St. John's Ambulance. Rita and Bernie loved camping and boating with their family and friends. When they were around you could be sure there would be a laugh or two. Rita is survived by her husband and love of her life, Bernie; children, Dwayne (Betty), Kim (Kevin) and Denise; as well as her step-sons, Norman (Theresa), Alan (Brandy) and Paul (Kelly); and the light of her life, her grandchildren, Gregory, Jordan, Hayley, Larissa, Kelsey, Drummer, Bella, Jersey, Sophia, Joselyn and Aurora. She is also survived by 6 sisters; 4 brothers; as well as her Astephen brothers and sisters-in-law. Besides her parents Rita was predeceased by her son, Robert Wayne (in infancy) and 2 brothers, her mother and father-in-law. The family would like to thank the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Palliative Care staff, as well as the VON for the wonderful care that was provided. A special thank you to Louise and Michel McKeough for their years of dedication to mom's health. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in North Sydney with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> GEORGE HENRY BRAGG - BRAGG, George Henry Dalem Lake We, the family of George Henry Bragg, regret to announce his passing on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. George is survived by his wife, Anne Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Jessome); sons, George Henry, Dalem Lake, Roy Freeman (Kimberly Ann), Sydney Mines and Eric Thomas, Dalem Lake; grandsons, Tyler Jordan and Joshua Thomas. There will be no visitation or service. Interment will take place at a later date. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> The strongest and best man I know. Love ya dad. Always miss you. LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS CAMPBELL, Lionel Charles Born July 1, 1935 Died February 19, 2020 With great sadness, the family of Lionel Campbell announces his passing on February 19 at the age of 84 from pancreatic cancer, which he courageously battled with everything he had. He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband by Vivienne, his wife of 55 years; as a selfless father by sons, Barre, Darren (Erin) and Sean; and daughters, Danna (Paul) and Melanie (Kevin). He was a grandfather, to eleven loving children and was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Grant and Hilda (McPhee); sisters Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Nearing (the late Louis), Mary Morrison (Connie) and Maureen Anthony (the late Reg), and brother Kevin (Fran). A proud Cape Bretoner, born in New Waterford and a longtime resident of Plummer Avenue, Lionel worked in the mines and also studied at St. F. X. before training at RCMP Depot in Regina to become a Mountie in 1962. He was posted to Manitoba, before transfers to Fredericton and Ottawa, where he retired in 1994. Lionel was also a choir member at Divine Infant Parish in Ottawa, which included a trip in 1995 to the Vatican, where the choir sung in St. Peter’s Basilica. Visitation will take place in Ottawa on Friday, followed by a funeral Mass on Saturday, February 29 at St. Clement Parish. Interment will follow at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in New Waterford or to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. DAVID HUBERT FORD - 65 YRS FORD, David Hubert Glace Bay It is with deepest sorrow and broken hearts that we, the family, announce that David Hubert Ford, loving husband, father, and grandfather peacefully passed away at home at the age of 65 on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Glace Bay on December 22, 1954, he was the son and youngest/16th child of the late William “Bill” and Jessie (Whiting) Ford. In 1976, he married our mother, the love of his life, Sharon (O’Keefe) Ford. Growing up, Dad had a love for hockey and spent the majority of his winters at the Glace Bay Miner’s Forum as a “rink rat” while his summers were spent lobster fishing with his father. In his teens, he worked at the heavy water plant in Glace Bay before becoming a carpenter. Although he loved carpentry, the sea always called out to him so when the opportunity presented itself to take over his father’s fishing boat and licenses, he knew exactly what he had to do. His love for the sea remained with him until he drew his last breath. Dad fished the first Banshee, his father’s boat, out of Glace Bay before purchasing his second boat, Glider, followed by the Lisa J. He eventually moved the Lisa J. over to Wadden’s Cove where his sons continue to fish with his pride and joy, the second Banshee, which he built with his two brothers, cousins, and his eldest son, young David, who eventually took over as Captain when his illness prevented him from fishing any longer. Young David continues to fish alongside his brother, Anthony, and he articulated immense pride in their abilities as he taught them everything they know. For recreation, Dad enjoyed many years of playing baseball, hockey, and darts, as well as going bowling and scuba diving. He also absolutely loved to dance. In 1980, he joined the Glace Bay Volunteer Fire Department and he remained an active member until his illness forced him into retirement after 20+ years of service. During his years as a firefighter, he volunteered with working bingo, partaking in the Glace Bay Christmas parades, and for school and community events, etc. Dad spent a good amount of time moose hunting in Newfoundland and deer hunting with his brothers, cousins, sons, and best friends at the “hunting cabin” in Glencoe Mills. We can all recite the numerous hunting stories that he told us and this is where his boys developed their love of hunting. A lot of people might not know this, but Dad also loved to cook and bake. He prided himself on his bread baking skills which he learned from his mother and he never used a measuring cup, everything was measured by handfuls. He would often contact his sisters to obtain recipes and every Friday was “Fish Friday” as he would cook up a feed for the family. Most of all though, Dad’s favourite things to do were torment anyone who he could get a reaction from, especially our significant others whom he loved, and spoil his grandchildren in any way that he possibly could. Dad and Mom were married for 43 years and their unconditional love and devotion for each other shone bright. Mom never for a second wavered to care for him through his extensive medical issues and he would often say that if it weren’t for her, he wouldn’t have had the time that he did to spend with his family, especially his grandbabies. Together, they were an inspiration as husband and wife. Their love was playful and timeless and they never ceased to express how strong it was. Through even the hardest of times, they always found ways to come out on top, often by finding humour in whatever was happening. Laughter was always their greatest medicine. As a father, Dad was always very involved. He coached our hockey teams, attended our baseball games, drove us all over Nova Scotia for numerous sporting events, took us skating and fishing, gave great advice even when it wasn’t exactly what we wanted to hear, and somehow knew how to calm us when any of us were hurting. As he knew for many years that he was living on borrowed time, Dad made sure that we knew how important family was to him. He always said that the only thing he ever wanted for Christmas or his birthday was to have the whole family together. He made it very clear to anybody who knew him that he continued to fight his very long battle with Diabetes, and the abundant complications that stem from it, for his grandchildren. They were his everything. His final goal was to live long enough to know that his youngest granddaughters would be able to remember him, and although it saddens us to know that he didn’t quite reach his target, we all vow to ensure that they never forget him, or the love that he so deeply felt for them. We whole heartedly believe that he is right where he longed to be, holding his sweet baby Drake, together again at last. Dad, we all love you beyond words and you will be dearly missed by so many. David was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jessie Ford; his sisters, Mary (Sid) Battiste, and Theresa (Bill) Gillis both of Glace Bay, Catherine Ford, and Margaret Bobbett both of Vancouver, Rita Ford, Anne Shirley (as a child), and Anne Jovita (in infancy) all of Glace Bay; his brothers, Paul Ford, and Jim (Sheila) Ford both of Glace Bay; and his most precious angel of all, his grandson, Drake William Ford-Burke of Glace Bay. David is survived by his wife, Sharon (O’Keefe) Ford; his five children, Erin (Chad) Hurley of Milton, David (Tasha Moore) Ford, and Sara (Michael) Burke both of Glace Bay, Paul (Lindsay) Ford of New Waterford, and Anthony (Jessica MacDonald) Ford of Glace Bay; his eight grandchildren, Tyson, Preston, Dominick, Colby, Hope, Braeden, Kieva, and Hunter; sisters, Helen (Thomas) MacDonald of Dartmouth, Lorraine (Dave) McKillop of Halifax, Ruth (Doug) Ford, Linda (Ernie) Billard, and Carol Ford all of Glace Bay; and brother, Billy Ford of Glace Bay along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to thank all of our aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and chosen family for never hesitating to show us your love and support over the years with Dad. There were times when we couldn’t have gotten through without you. We also wish to thank all of the medical staff who helped in any way during his journey, especially Dr. O’Brien of Glace Bay, his family physician of 39 years and personal friend, who has taken care of him and been there for him on every level, and Dr. Smith, his vascular surgeon, who made it his personal mission over the past three years both in Halifax and in Cape Breton to do anything that could possibly be done to provide our father with more time. To the doctors and nurses of the Renal Program/ Dialysis Clinic at the Cape Breton Region Hospital, we can’t thank you enough for your care, kindness, and friendships that kept our father going. To his friends at the dialysis clinic, thank you for keeping Dad company during your countless hours together. He appreciated you all. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 28th at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 29th at St. Anne’s Church in Glace Bay, followed by a reception at the Glace Bay Fire Hall. Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made in Dad’s memory to the Pediatrics Unit at the IWK in Halifax or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> LEONARD JOHN MARSH - 68 YRS MARSH, Leonard John Sydney Mines It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, Grampy and Grumpy, Leonard Marsh, age 68, on Monday, February 24, 2020, at home, where he enjoyed his life to the fullest. Nobody got past the door before the first words he said to them were, “Who’s you father or mother, and where you from?”. He had the best sense of humour. He loved enjoying time at his favourite place in the country with his wife Debbie. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. Leonard worked for Devco at the Prince Mine in Point Aconi, and also on the Great Lakes. He was a great storyteller of all his childhood friends and memories. Leonard leaves behind to mourn, his wife, Debbie (Campbell) Marsh; very special sister-in-law, Diane Campbell; son, John (Carly) Marsh, BC; daughters, Tracy Marsh (Henry) and Kim (Marsh) (Kelly) (Donald), BC, and stepson, Joey (Jennifer) Strickland, Sydney Mines. He also leaves behind his sister, Patsy (Clifford) Burton; brothers, Donnie (Michelle) Marsh and Richard (Isabel) Kelland; grandchildren, Ethan Marsh, Logan and Connor Marsh, Liam, Hanna, and Silas (Krieger), Aleah Strickland; mother-in-law, Pearl Parks, and many nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Asneth Marsh; stepfather, William Mulley, and a brother, Ronald in infancy. Visitation for Leonard Marsh will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the service. Words of comfort may be forwarded to Leonard’s family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> PAUL ROACH - ROACH, Paul It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Paul Roach at the Glace Bay General Hospital on Friday, February 21, 2020. Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of Joseph and Marie Roach. Paul is survived by a sister, Mary Edna Roach, Cheticamp, and a brother, Louis, Toronto. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces who adored him. He will also be deeply missed be his lifetime friends and “second family”, Archie and Lexie MacKinnon of Sydney. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by brothers, Alex, Jimmie, Arsene, Willie and Charlie, and by sisters, Elizabeth, Marie Cezaire, Marie Louise and Marie Cecile, as well as by a brother and sister in infancy. Paul attended Our Lady of Annunciation School and Empire Business College, after which he accepted a clerk position at City Hall in Sydney. This turned out to be his lifetime career, where he spent 42 years of dedicated service to the city, the last 20 years of which he held the position of City Clerk. Paul was a life member of the 4th degree Father William B. MacLeod Assembly. He was also a member of the District KOC Choir. He was a faithful member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and in earlier years, St. Augustine Parish, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the choir. Paul will be forever remembered for his gentle soul and his sense of humour. We are sure that many of his coworkers could share memories of the many laughs which he initiated over the years. He loved to travel but, by far, his favourite destination was Cheticamp, where he loved spending time with family. As per Paul’s request, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held in Cheticamp at a date to be announced. Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated (P.O. Box 1280, Station K, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 9Z9), or to a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of 4 North at the Glace Bay Hospital, where he resided for the last 6 months, for the wonderful care and attention they extended to Paul. As well, we would like to acknowledge the staff of the ER and 3E for their support and compassion in the last few days. Uncle Paul: You were our support and our rock for all our lives… now, it is time for you to put your feet up and enjoy that happy reunion with all your siblings in Heaven. We will always love you. CORA ANNE (MARSH) SHEBIB - 72 YRS SHEBIB, Cora Anne (Marsh) North Sydney It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Cora on February 24, 2020 at the Northside General Hospital. A proud Mill Creeker, Cora was born on November 18, 1947 to the late Garnet and Alice (Shinners) Marsh. She faced her life challenges with grace, determination and optimism. Left to mourn her passing are her husband of 51 years, Lawrence; her son, Cavel (Joanna Sharron), Halifax; son, Colin (Tracy), Westmount, and daughter, Laureen (Richard) Genter, Sydney. She is also survived by her five treasures, her grandchildren, Brennan and Abby, Halifax, Joshua and Jeffrey, Sydney and Jacob, Westmount. Left to mourn are her brothers, Garnie, Sydney Mines, Jackie (Sandra), Basil (Claire) in Bras d’Or, Owen (Dorothy), Bras d’Or/Florida, Roy (Nancy), Dartmouth, Greg in Sydney, Austin (Westville); her sister, Darlene (Carey) O’Handley living in Hillside Boularderie, and sister-in-law, Marie (Michael) Penny. Cora was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cora also had the privilege of many special friendships...her <http://friendships...her/> friends will dearly miss her!! Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth in 1969; her brother, Ronnie Marsh, Ontario in 2003 and brother, Lorne Marsh, Ontario in 2019. Those who knew her are familiar with her many volunteer commitments, in her parish of St. Joseph, as well in the Diocese of Antigonish, and her community! A spiritual seeker, Cora was eager to connect with adult faith development groups and communities. This led her to become an Associate with the congregation of the Sisters of Charity/Halifax, then taking on a leadership role within Atlantic Canada as an ARCAN (Atlantic Religious Congregations and Associate Network). One of her proudest moments was the launching of Cape Breton’s first dragon boat. Cora had the pleasure of being a founding member of The Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat Team. She delighted in having the opportunity, along with her team mates, in introducing dragon boating to breast cancer survivors in Cape Breton. To give women hope, support and a sense of control after a breast cancer diagnosis. Another volunteer effort dear to Cora was her time spent with the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. She was dedicated to bringing comfort and care to those in the palliative care service. She firmly believed no one should be alone at the end of life and spent many years volunteering at the Northside General Hospital. She also served on the Hospice Advisory Board for five years. At Cora’s request there will be no visitation. A funeral Mass for Cora will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. If you so desire, donations can be made to the North Sydney Food Bank Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> In remembering Cora, strive to be gentle and caring with each other, the environment and those who may live on the margins of society. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever!”, Winnie the Pooh KAREN FRANCES (SNOW) SULLIVAN - 57 YRS SULLIVAN, Karen Sydney It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we, the family of Karen Frances Sullivan, announce her passing at home on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Born in Sydney on June 19, 1962, she was the daughter of the late George and Pauline (Somers) Snow. Karen was the love of Dougie's life for 38 wonderful years. It was no secret the admiration, dedication and love she had for her children and grandchildren, they were the light of her life and she took great pride in spending time with each of them. Karen equally enjoyed being a part of her grandchildren’s lives and spending time with them. Road trips to Halifax was one of her favourite past times, as she not only loved to shop, but also got the chance to watch her granddaughter play ringette. Karen had a lot of love to give, not only for her family, but also for her friends, whether it be spending summers by the pool, time out with her bingo buddies or simply lending an extra hand and listening ear to her co-workers. She was a dedicated and a hard-working lady who loved her job and will be dearly missed by all who she considered her work family at C200. Karen is survived by her loving husband, Dougie; daughter, Shauna (Keith) Snow, Middle Sackville; sons, Stephen (Kayla) and Billy (Stephanie), both of Sydney; sisters, Joan Snow, Sydney, Judy (Brent) Law, Calgary, Darlene (Joe) Hareguy, Sydney, Jeannie (Glenn) MacNeil, Toronto and Margaret Ann (George) Snow, Gardiner; brother, George, Sydney; mother-in-law, Mary Sullivan, Sydney; grandchildren, Kyler, Gracie, Layah, Jackson, Aiden, Emily and Ryan; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Brian) Costigan, Sydney, Phyllis (Eddie) MacDonald, Sydney, Patricia Smits, Sydney and Carol (Shane) Doyle, Moncton, and brother-in-law, John (Dee Dee), Sydney. She will be sadly missed by Dougie, her children and grandchildren. Besides her parents, Karen was predeceased by her stepdaughter, Jennifer Marie and father-in-law, Kareem. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us to mourn the passing and celebration of the life of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the main concourse at C200, with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel @ns.sympatico.ca <http://ns.sympatico.ca/>

    02/26/2020 06:38:10
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths YEAR CORRECTION
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Some one just pointed out, I forgot to change the year from 2019 to 2020 for the obits this year…. This only appears to be from the Cape Breton Deaths that I send daily. The other obits from Inverness Oran that is sent weekly is fine. So hang in there, tomorrow it should be corrected for Cape Breton Deaths Carol out here in Vancouver

    02/25/2020 12:06:56
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2020 TUESDAY - YEAR CORRECTION
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2020 TUESDAY There were 9 obituaries published today VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS COLLIER, Verna Marie It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Verna Marie (Sampson) Collier on Feb 23, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit. Born in Louisdale on July 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Delta and Wilfred Sampson and moved to Sydney River with her family at the age of five. She was a long-time member of our Lady of Fatima Parish and over the years participated in such ministries as youth choir, CWL, Lay-reader, Liturgical committee and the Ways and Means committee. She retired from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Economic Development in 2001. Verna is survived by her devoted husband, George W. Collier, and her three loving children, Tracie and her husband Paul MacDonald of Howie Center, Nicole and her husband Trevor LeBlanc of Coxheath, and George and his wife Erin Fitzgerald of Ottawa. She was an amazing grandmother and will be sorely missed by her six grandchildren, Trevor, Becca, and Matthew LeBlanc; Sasha and J.C. MacDonald, and Nora Violet Collier. Grandma adored and was so proud of her grandchildren and one of her greatest joys was cheering them on at their numerous activities. As well, she is survived by her two loving brothers, Francis, his wife Joyce and their daughter Lynette, Carl, his fiancé Sadie and his daughter Cora. She cherished her sister-in-law, Joanne Poirier (son Christopher and family) and the Bateman family (Wilson, Sharon, Richard, Darren and families). She treasured her long-time friendship with Cynthia and Bryce Reid. Verna was predeceased by her devoted parents; her mother-in-Law, Florence (Evans) Collier Osmond and father-in-Law, George Collier, as well as George Osmond; her sister-in-law and her husband, Elsie and Melvin Bateman, and her brother-in-law, John (Jack) Poirier. Mom most enjoyed giving to her family, particularly filling our freezers with Christmas treats; and times surrounded by family for holiday turkey dinners. We will truly miss these times. As per her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, under the care and direction of TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twurry.com <http://www.twurry.com/> RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS CURRIE, Roderick ‘Roddie’ Glace Bay, NS It is with heavy hearts and a profound sadness that we announce that Roderick ‘Roddie’ Currie passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, February 17. Born January 24, 1960 in Glace Bay to Bernie and Catherine (Morrison) Currie. Roddie was an avid sports fan, especially hockey (go Habs) and baseball. He worked at stream for many years but also worked for Sykes, the Hearthstone Inn, Home Depot and others. He enjoyed a good game of scrabble. Roddie is survived and will be missed by his wife and best friend, Denise; stepsons, Michael and Jeremy; brothers, Donnie (Dena) and Paddy (Sandra); sisters, Charlotte (Tommy), Tina, Margie, June, Marie and Lorraine (Kevin), as well as many nieces and nephews, his four legged kids, Molly and Canda and Santana, Carrigan and Ross whom he loved like his grandkids. Besides his parents, Roddie was also predeceased by his stepfather, Jim McNeil; brothers, Jimmy, Ronnie and infant brother, Leo; sisters, Mary and Patsy. A family service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.sydneycremation.ca <http://www.sydneycremation.ca/> The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses in Cape Breton Regional’s ICU for the excellent care shown to Roddie and a special thank you to his nephew Little Kevin for being such a great help to your Uncle Roddie while he was sick. EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS CULL, Eda Gertrude ‘Trudy’ (Smith) New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Trudy Cull on February 20, 2020 at Northside Community Guest Home. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Springhill, NS, July 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lois (Colbourne) Smith. Trudy was a teacher for over 30 years in Liverpool, Springhill, South Bar and New Waterford. She became a 'Reading Specialist' for the New Waterford school system and raised her family in New Waterford; one girl and one boy. In later years, she moved to her 'bungalow' in New Campbellton and eventually retired there. She was an integral part of Calvin United Church and Calvin U.C.W. of which she was a lifetime member. Besides her parents, Trudy was predeceased by stepmother, Annie; husband, James; son, Michael; brothers, Percy, Gordon, Floyd, and siblings, Gerald and Catherine in infancy. Trudy leaves to mourn her daughter, Patty (Rob) Woodfine; grandchildren, James (Naomi) Woodfine and Jennifer (Stephen) Fraser; great-grandson, Jason; sister, Linda (Doug) Hill. Many thanks to the Northside Community Guest Home and their staff. We appreciate their kindness and care for Trudy. It means a great deal to us to know she was well cared for. She was a good mother, friend, grandmother, and sister. Rest in peace. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Rev. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Calvin United Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - FIDGEN, John Edward It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Edward Fidgen on January 31, 2020 in Edmonton, AB. John is survived by his wife Dora of 28 years. He is also survived by his sons, Daniel (Rebecca) and Jake (Melissa); his sister, Marlene (Tom); mother-in-law, Catherine Newton, and grandchildren, nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. John was a member of Local 92 Labour Union for the past 14 years. John had a laugh no one could forget. He loved Dora with all his heart. John would say she was his universe. John was a Jack of All Trades, he loved music, working on cars, animals, family and friends. John was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Gertie Fidgen, of Sydney, and father-in-law, Francis Newton. Cremation has taken place and a burial at a later date in Sydney. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.connellymckinley.com <http://www.connellymckinley.com/> MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS KING, Mary We, the family of Mary Agnes King, regret to announce her passing on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born January 30, 1930, in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lily (Hogben) Cameron. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Coleman (Robert); sisters, Barbara Robinson, Tacoma, WA and Faith MacInnis, Glace Bay; brothers, Russell and James Cameron, Sydney. She is also survived by her dog, Butterfly. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William King and brothers, Donald, Teddy, Bernie and Art Cameron. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS LEONARD, George Frederick, Jr. It is with sadness we announce that our father, George Frederick Leonard, Jr. peacefully entered into rest on February 23, 2020, at age 89. Born February 2, 1931 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late George and Anne (Kelly) Leonard. Dad met the love of his life, Pauline, in high school and they married shortly thereafter. They enjoyed 49 years together until Pauline’s passing. Dad worked for many years in the fish business in North Sydney and Lunenburg, becoming Plant Manager in North Sydney upon his father’s retirement. In 1970, our father made a career change, becoming a campground owner and ski resort investor in Ingonish, Cape Breton. After many years as summer residents, our family embraced living year-round north of Smokey. The development of Cape Smokey Ski Hill was very dear to our father’s heart. Dad enjoyed teaching skiing and had fond memories of all the ‘ski people’ our family met and socialized with during those years. In 1983, our parents retired to North Sydney. In later years our father moved closer to family in Dartmouth, where he enjoyed bridge and his daily walks in Shubie Park. He was a long-time member of the North Sydney Kinsman club, president in 1963, and in later years he was active in the Rotary Club in North Sydney. An avid curler and golfer, Dad enjoyed many rounds at the Seaview Golf Club (where he was a Charter member) and the Highland Links. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Jones) and an infant brother. He is survived by his son, Rick (Hiromi); daughter, Suzanne (Tom); granddaughters, Sarah and Kaede; grandsons, Jamie and Maru, and great-granddaughters, Isla and Clara; as well as nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with our father’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A family interment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to georgefleonard7@gmail.com <http://georgefleonard7@gmail.com/> MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS MACDONALD, Mary Elizabeth Sydney, NS It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Mary Elizabeth MacDonald passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Mary was born to Michael and Jennie (MacArthur) MacNeil on May 20, 1924. She grew up on Davenport Road in Ashby and spent her married life in their family home on Champlain Ave in Sydney. A devout catholic and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish, she was also a long-time member of the CWL. One of her favorite places was spending time with Johnnie at their cottage in Grand Mira South. Mary attributed her longevity to eating healthy and exercise. She is survived and will be missed by her daughter, Brenda (Duncan) Lewis; grandson, Mark (Ashlee) of Truro; sister, Agnes Johnston, and brother-in-law, Douglas (Sonya) MacDonald, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie; brothers, Arthur and Bernard, and sisters, Margaret MacNeil and Helen Bates. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel with a Funeral Mass taking place on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> If desired, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Her family would like to thank all of the staff of Harbourstone for the care provided to Mom. JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Jean Alexis It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we announce Jean Alexis McNeil, age 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous yearlong battle with her family by her side. Daughter to Herbert Neil Wilton and Elizabeth Jean Wilton (deceased). Mom was a beautiful soul who loved to open the imaginations of her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally, to a world filled with hopes, aspirations and dreams. She did so by sharing tea parties, quests, and fairy stories. Mom was an amazing, fun, and loving woman who found joy in being active, adventurous and enjoying her favourite show Supernatural (Non Timebo Mala), she was a dancing queen. She had a passion for reading, baking, crafts, and her favourite Sunday drives with her soulmate. She created stories that will live on to be remembered. Mom worked for the public service for 26 unwavering years, in which she advocated on behalf of veterans for their rights and compensation deserved. She was a staunch union representative helping her fellow employees, guiding them and fighting for their rights. Survived by her ever faithful, loving husband and best friend of 43 AMAZING years, Brian Leonard McNeil; daughters, Lisa McNeil (Dominic Landry), Anne (Dennis) Thornton, Brianne (James) Malanka and son, Kyle Littler and Troy Wilton; grandchildren, Cole, Lance, Landon, Levi, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Etta (Ray) Holland, Violet Young, Robeena Haig, Rita (Lawrence) DeBreau and Karen (Nick) Epifano. She will be sadly missed by her fur babies, Thor, Pearl, Flower and Toby. Predeceased by her loving father and mother-in-law, Michael Francis McNeil and Annie Rita McNeil; brothers, Herbert Wilton and Joseph Boutlier and sister, Mary Boutlier; nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Every end is a new beginning, just remember to breath. I will wait for the day that we can be together again. I love you my special angel, Brian. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca <http://adamsfuneralhome.ca/> GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - ROGERS, Gloria Mae I, Gloria Mae (White) Rogers, wish to inform you of my passing on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. I was previously a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Sadly, I leave behind my son, Aaron (Jolene) Tuck; granddaughter, Emily Mae Tuck, Bass River, NS; sisters, Beverly (Edgar/Babe) Andrews, Louisbourg, N.S. and Evelyn (Dave) Mazurek; nephew, Tom Mazurek and niece, Margo (Connor) Gray, Kitchener, ON; my special son, Jerry (Shelly) Lynk; special granddaughter, Krystle (Jeff) Lynk MacDonald; and great-granddaughters, Alexis and Ariana, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Also, I leave behind special cousins, Wanda, Debbie, Nancy, Margie, Fraser and Dougie, as well as other cousins, my special friend, Betty Deleskie and several special nieces and nephews. I was predeceased by my husband, Angus J. Rogers; parents, Tom and Mary (MacLean) White; stepfather, Robert Livingston; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Madower) MacLean; and paternal grandparents, Uzeb and Margaret (Usher) White. To earn my living, I worked as an LPN in various hospitals in Nova Scotia and Ontario, also, in various government offices in Nova Scotia. The best job I had was being a mother to Aaron, my pride and joy, and a nanny to Emily Mae. Things that brought me joy were playing darts, socializing with friends and a good game of tarabish. I was also friends with Dr. Bob and Bill W. for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton Street on Friday, February 28 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Fr. Evo DiPierro officiating. Lunch to follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to CBRH Palliative Care, the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/>

    02/25/2020 12:02:53
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2019 TUESDAY - NAME CORRECTION
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2019 TUESDAY There were 9 obituaries published today VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS COLLIER, Verna Marie It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Verna Marie (Sampson) Collier on Feb 23, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit. Born in Louisdale on July 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Delta and Wilfred Sampson and moved to Sydney River with her family at the age of five. She was a long-time member of our Lady of Fatima Parish and over the years participated in such ministries as youth choir, CWL, Lay-reader, Liturgical committee and the Ways and Means committee. She retired from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Economic Development in 2001. Verna is survived by her devoted husband, George W. Collier, and her three loving children, Tracie and her husband Paul MacDonald of Howie Center, Nicole and her husband Trevor LeBlanc of Coxheath, and George and his wife Erin Fitzgerald of Ottawa. She was an amazing grandmother and will be sorely missed by her six grandchildren, Trevor, Becca, and Matthew LeBlanc; Sasha and J.C. MacDonald, and Nora Violet Collier. Grandma adored and was so proud of her grandchildren and one of her greatest joys was cheering them on at their numerous activities. As well, she is survived by her two loving brothers, Francis, his wife Joyce and their daughter Lynette, Carl, his fiancé Sadie and his daughter Cora. She cherished her sister-in-law, Joanne Poirier (son Christopher and family) and the Bateman family (Wilson, Sharon, Richard, Darren and families). She treasured her long-time friendship with Cynthia and Bryce Reid. Verna was predeceased by her devoted parents; her mother-in-Law, Florence (Evans) Collier Osmond and father-in-Law, George Collier, as well as George Osmond; her sister-in-law and her husband, Elsie and Melvin Bateman, and her brother-in-law, John (Jack) Poirier. Mom most enjoyed giving to her family, particularly filling our freezers with Christmas treats; and times surrounded by family for holiday turkey dinners. We will truly miss these times. As per her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, under the care and direction of TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twurry.com <http://www.twurry.com/> RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS CURRIE, Roderick ‘Roddie’ Glace Bay, NS It is with heavy hearts and a profound sadness that we announce that Roderick ‘Roddie’ Currie passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, February 17. Born January 24, 1960 in Glace Bay to Bernie and Catherine (Morrison) Currie. Roddie was an avid sports fan, especially hockey (go Habs) and baseball. He worked at stream for many years but also worked for Sykes, the Hearthstone Inn, Home Depot and others. He enjoyed a good game of scrabble. Roddie is survived and will be missed by his wife and best friend, Denise; stepsons, Michael and Jeremy; brothers, Donnie (Dena) and Paddy (Sandra); sisters, Charlotte (Tommy), Tina, Margie, June, Marie and Lorraine (Kevin), as well as many nieces and nephews, his four legged kids, Molly and Canda and Santana, Carrigan and Ross whom he loved like his grandkids. Besides his parents, Roddie was also predeceased by his stepfather, Jim McNeil; brothers, Jimmy, Ronnie and infant brother, Leo; sisters, Mary and Patsy. A family service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.sydneycremation.ca <http://www.sydneycremation.ca/> The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses in Cape Breton Regional’s ICU for the excellent care shown to Roddie and a special thank you to his nephew Little Kevin for being such a great help to your Uncle Roddie while he was sick. EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS CULL, Eda Gertrude ‘Trudy’ (Smith) New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Trudy Cull on February 20, 2020 at Northside Community Guest Home. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Springhill, NS, July 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lois (Colbourne) Smith. Trudy was a teacher for over 30 years in Liverpool, Springhill, South Bar and New Waterford. She became a 'Reading Specialist' for the New Waterford school system and raised her family in New Waterford; one girl and one boy. In later years, she moved to her 'bungalow' in New Campbellton and eventually retired there. She was an integral part of Calvin United Church and Calvin U.C.W. of which she was a lifetime member. Besides her parents, Trudy was predeceased by stepmother, Annie; husband, James; son, Michael; brothers, Percy, Gordon, Floyd, and siblings, Gerald and Catherine in infancy. Trudy leaves to mourn her daughter, Patty (Rob) Woodfine; grandchildren, James (Naomi) Woodfine and Jennifer (Stephen) Fraser; great-grandson, Jason; sister, Linda (Doug) Hill. Many thanks to the Northside Community Guest Home and their staff. We appreciate their kindness and care for Trudy. It means a great deal to us to know she was well cared for. She was a good mother, friend, grandmother, and sister. Rest in peace. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Rev. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Calvin United Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - FIDGEN, John Edward It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Edward Fidgen on January 31, 2020 in Edmonton, AB. John is survived by his wife Dora of 28 years. He is also survived by his sons, Daniel (Rebecca) and Jake (Melissa); his sister, Marlene (Tom); mother-in-law, Catherine Newton, and grandchildren, nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. John was a member of Local 92 Labour Union for the past 14 years. John had a laugh no one could forget. He loved Dora with all his heart. John would say she was his universe. John was a Jack of All Trades, he loved music, working on cars, animals, family and friends. John was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Gertie Fidgen, of Sydney, and father-in-law, Francis Newton. Cremation has taken place and a burial at a later date in Sydney. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.connellymckinley.com <http://www.connellymckinley.com/> MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS KING, Mary We, the family of Mary Agnes King, regret to announce her passing on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born January 30, 1930, in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lily (Hogben) Cameron. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Coleman (Robert); sisters, Barbara Robinson, Tacoma, WA and Faith MacInnis, Glace Bay; brothers, Russell and James Cameron, Sydney. She is also survived by her dog, Butterfly. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William King and brothers, Donald, Teddy, Bernie and Art Cameron. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS LEONARD, George Frederick, Jr. It is with sadness we announce that our father, George Frederick Leonard, Jr. peacefully entered into rest on February 23, 2020, at age 89. Born February 2, 1931 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late George and Anne (Kelly) Leonard. Dad met the love of his life, Pauline, in high school and they married shortly thereafter. They enjoyed 49 years together until Pauline’s passing. Dad worked for many years in the fish business in North Sydney and Lunenburg, becoming Plant Manager in North Sydney upon his father’s retirement. In 1970, our father made a career change, becoming a campground owner and ski resort investor in Ingonish, Cape Breton. After many years as summer residents, our family embraced living year-round north of Smokey. The development of Cape Smokey Ski Hill was very dear to our father’s heart. Dad enjoyed teaching skiing and had fond memories of all the ‘ski people’ our family met and socialized with during those years. In 1983, our parents retired to North Sydney. In later years our father moved closer to family in Dartmouth, where he enjoyed bridge and his daily walks in Shubie Park. He was a long-time member of the North Sydney Kinsman club, president in 1963, and in later years he was active in the Rotary Club in North Sydney. An avid curler and golfer, Dad enjoyed many rounds at the Seaview Golf Club (where he was a Charter member) and the Highland Links. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Jones) and an infant brother. He is survived by his son, Rick (Hiromi); daughter, Suzanne (Tom); granddaughters, Sarah and Kaede; grandsons, Jamie and Maru, and great-granddaughters, Isla and Clara; as well as nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with our father’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A family interment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to georgefleonard7@gmail.com <http://georgefleonard7@gmail.com/> MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS MACDONALD, Mary Elizabeth Sydney, NS It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Mary Elizabeth MacDonald passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Mary was born to Michael and Jennie (MacArthur) MacNeil on May 20, 1924. She grew up on Davenport Road in Ashby and spent her married life in their family home on Champlain Ave in Sydney. A devout catholic and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish, she was also a long-time member of the CWL. One of her favorite places was spending time with Johnnie at their cottage in Grand Mira South. Mary attributed her longevity to eating healthy and exercise. She is survived and will be missed by her daughter, Brenda (Duncan) Lewis; grandson, Mark (Ashlee) of Truro; sister, Agnes Johnston, and brother-in-law, Douglas (Sonya) MacDonald, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie; brothers, Arthur and Bernard, and sisters, Margaret MacNeil and Helen Bates. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel with a Funeral Mass taking place on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> If desired, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Her family would like to thank all of the staff of Harbourstone for the care provided to Mom. JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Jean Alexis It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we announce Jean Alexis McNeil, age 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous yearlong battle with her family by her side. Daughter to Herbert Neil Wilton and Elizabeth Jean Wilton (deceased). Mom was a beautiful soul who loved to open the imaginations of her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally, to a world filled with hopes, aspirations and dreams. She did so by sharing tea parties, quests, and fairy stories. Mom was an amazing, fun, and loving woman who found joy in being active, adventurous and enjoying her favourite show Supernatural (Non Timebo Mala), she was a dancing queen. She had a passion for reading, baking, crafts, and her favourite Sunday drives with her soulmate. She created stories that will live on to be remembered. Mom worked for the public service for 26 unwavering years, in which she advocated on behalf of veterans for their rights and compensation deserved. She was a staunch union representative helping her fellow employees, guiding them and fighting for their rights. Survived by her ever faithful, loving husband and best friend of 43 AMAZING years, Brian Leonard McNeil; daughters, Lisa McNeil (Dominic Landry), Anne (Dennis) Thornton, Brianne (James) Malanka and son, Kyle Littler and Troy Wilton; grandchildren, Cole, Lance, Landon, Levi, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Etta (Ray) Holland, Violet Young, Robeena Haig, Rita (Lawrence) DeBreau and Karen (Nick) Epifano. She will be sadly missed by her fur babies, Thor, Pearl, Flower and Toby. Predeceased by her loving father and mother-in-law, Michael Francis McNeil and Annie Rita McNeil; brothers, Herbert Wilton and Joseph Boutlier and sister, Mary Boutlier; nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Every end is a new beginning, just remember to breath. I will wait for the day that we can be together again. I love you my special angel, Brian. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca <http://adamsfuneralhome.ca/> GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - ROGERS, Gloria Mae I, Gloria Mae (White) Rogers, wish to inform you of my passing on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. I was previously a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Sadly, I leave behind my son, Aaron (Jolene) Tuck; granddaughter, Emily Mae Tuck, Bass River, NS; sisters, Beverly (Edgar/Babe) Andrews, Louisbourg, N.S. and Evelyn (Dave) Mazurek; nephew, Tom Mazurek and niece, Margo (Connor) Gray, Kitchener, ON; my special son, Jerry (Shelly) Lynk; special granddaughter, Krystle (Jeff) Lynk MacDonald; and great-granddaughters, Alexis and Ariana, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Also, I leave behind special cousins, Wanda, Debbie, Nancy, Margie, Fraser and Dougie, as well as other cousins, my special friend, Betty Deleskie and several special nieces and nephews. I was predeceased by my husband, Angus J. Rogers; parents, Tom and Mary (MacLean) White; stepfather, Robert Livingston; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Madower) MacLean; and paternal grandparents, Uzeb and Margaret (Usher) White. To earn my living, I worked as an LPN in various hospitals in Nova Scotia and Ontario, also, in various government offices in Nova Scotia. The best job I had was being a mother to Aaron, my pride and joy, and a nanny to Emily Mae. Things that brought me joy were playing darts, socializing with friends and a good game of tarabish. I was also friends with Dr. Bob and Bill W. for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton Street on Friday, February 28 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Fr. Evo DiPierro officiating. Lunch to follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to CBRH Palliative Care, the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/>

    02/25/2020 08:15:43
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2019 TUESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2019 TUESDAY There were 9 obituaries published today VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) EDA - 91 YRS JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS COLLIER, Verna Marie It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Verna Marie (Sampson) Collier on Feb 23, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit. Born in Louisdale on July 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Delta and Wilfred Sampson and moved to Sydney River with her family at the age of five. She was a long-time member of our Lady of Fatima Parish and over the years participated in such ministries as youth choir, CWL, Lay-reader, Liturgical committee and the Ways and Means committee. She retired from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Economic Development in 2001. Verna is survived by her devoted husband, George W. Collier, and her three loving children, Tracie and her husband Paul MacDonald of Howie Center, Nicole and her husband Trevor LeBlanc of Coxheath, and George and his wife Erin Fitzgerald of Ottawa. She was an amazing grandmother and will be sorely missed by her six grandchildren, Trevor, Becca, and Matthew LeBlanc; Sasha and J.C. MacDonald, and Nora Violet Collier. Grandma adored and was so proud of her grandchildren and one of her greatest joys was cheering them on at their numerous activities. As well, she is survived by her two loving brothers, Francis, his wife Joyce and their daughter Lynette, Carl, his fiancé Sadie and his daughter Cora. She cherished her sister-in-law, Joanne Poirier (son Christopher and family) and the Bateman family (Wilson, Sharon, Richard, Darren and families). She treasured her long-time friendship with Cynthia and Bryce Reid. Verna was predeceased by her devoted parents; her mother-in-Law, Florence (Evans) Collier Osmond and father-in-Law, George Collier, as well as George Osmond; her sister-in-law and her husband, Elsie and Melvin Bateman, and her brother-in-law, John (Jack) Poirier. Mom most enjoyed giving to her family, particularly filling our freezers with Christmas treats; and times surrounded by family for holiday turkey dinners. We will truly miss these times. As per her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, under the care and direction of TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twurry.com <http://www.twurry.com/> RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS CURRIE, Roderick ‘Roddie’ Glace Bay, NS It is with heavy hearts and a profound sadness that we announce that Roderick ‘Roddie’ Currie passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, February 17. Born January 24, 1960 in Glace Bay to Bernie and Catherine (Morrison) Currie. Roddie was an avid sports fan, especially hockey (go Habs) and baseball. He worked at stream for many years but also worked for Sykes, the Hearthstone Inn, Home Depot and others. He enjoyed a good game of scrabble. Roddie is survived and will be missed by his wife and best friend, Denise; stepsons, Michael and Jeremy; brothers, Donnie (Dena) and Paddy (Sandra); sisters, Charlotte (Tommy), Tina, Margie, June, Marie and Lorraine (Kevin), as well as many nieces and nephews, his four legged kids, Molly and Canda and Santana, Carrigan and Ross whom he loved like his grandkids. Besides his parents, Roddie was also predeceased by his stepfather, Jim McNeil; brothers, Jimmy, Ronnie and infant brother, Leo; sisters, Mary and Patsy. A family service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.sydneycremation.ca <http://www.sydneycremation.ca/> The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses in Cape Breton Regional’s ICU for the excellent care shown to Roddie and a special thank you to his nephew Little Kevin for being such a great help to your Uncle Roddie while he was sick. EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) EDA - 91 YRS CULL, Eda Gertrude ‘Trudy’ (Smith) New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Trudy Cull on February 20, 2020 at Northside Community Guest Home. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Springhill, NS, July 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lois (Colbourne) Smith. Trudy was a teacher for over 30 years in Liverpool, Springhill, South Bar and New Waterford. She became a 'Reading Specialist' for the New Waterford school system and raised her family in New Waterford; one girl and one boy. In later years, she moved to her 'bungalow' in New Campbellton and eventually retired there. She was an integral part of Calvin United Church and Calvin U.C.W. of which she was a lifetime member. Besides her parents, Trudy was predeceased by stepmother, Annie; husband, James; son, Michael; brothers, Percy, Gordon, Floyd, and siblings, Gerald and Catherine in infancy. Trudy leaves to mourn her daughter, Patty (Rob) Woodfine; grandchildren, James (Naomi) Woodfine and Jennifer (Stephen) Fraser; great-grandson, Jason; sister, Linda (Doug) Hill. Many thanks to the Northside Community Guest Home and their staff. We appreciate their kindness and care for Trudy. It means a great deal to us to know she was well cared for. She was a good mother, friend, grandmother, and sister. Rest in peace. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Rev. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Calvin United Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - FIDGEN, John Edward It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Edward Fidgen on January 31, 2020 in Edmonton, AB. John is survived by his wife Dora of 28 years. He is also survived by his sons, Daniel (Rebecca) and Jake (Melissa); his sister, Marlene (Tom); mother-in-law, Catherine Newton, and grandchildren, nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. John was a member of Local 92 Labour Union for the past 14 years. John had a laugh no one could forget. He loved Dora with all his heart. John would say she was his universe. John was a Jack of All Trades, he loved music, working on cars, animals, family and friends. John was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Gertie Fidgen, of Sydney, and father-in-law, Francis Newton. Cremation has taken place and a burial at a later date in Sydney. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.connellymckinley.com <http://www.connellymckinley.com/> MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS KING, Mary We, the family of Mary Agnes King, regret to announce her passing on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born January 30, 1930, in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lily (Hogben) Cameron. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Coleman (Robert); sisters, Barbara Robinson, Tacoma, WA and Faith MacInnis, Glace Bay; brothers, Russell and James Cameron, Sydney. She is also survived by her dog, Butterfly. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William King and brothers, Donald, Teddy, Bernie and Art Cameron. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS LEONARD, George Frederick, Jr. It is with sadness we announce that our father, George Frederick Leonard, Jr. peacefully entered into rest on February 23, 2020, at age 89. Born February 2, 1931 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late George and Anne (Kelly) Leonard. Dad met the love of his life, Pauline, in high school and they married shortly thereafter. They enjoyed 49 years together until Pauline’s passing. Dad worked for many years in the fish business in North Sydney and Lunenburg, becoming Plant Manager in North Sydney upon his father’s retirement. In 1970, our father made a career change, becoming a campground owner and ski resort investor in Ingonish, Cape Breton. After many years as summer residents, our family embraced living year-round north of Smokey. The development of Cape Smokey Ski Hill was very dear to our father’s heart. Dad enjoyed teaching skiing and had fond memories of all the ‘ski people’ our family met and socialized with during those years. In 1983, our parents retired to North Sydney. In later years our father moved closer to family in Dartmouth, where he enjoyed bridge and his daily walks in Shubie Park. He was a long-time member of the North Sydney Kinsman club, president in 1963, and in later years he was active in the Rotary Club in North Sydney. An avid curler and golfer, Dad enjoyed many rounds at the Seaview Golf Club (where he was a Charter member) and the Highland Links. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Jones) and an infant brother. He is survived by his son, Rick (Hiromi); daughter, Suzanne (Tom); granddaughters, Sarah and Kaede; grandsons, Jamie and Maru, and great-granddaughters, Isla and Clara; as well as nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with our father’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A family interment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to georgefleonard7@gmail.com <http://georgefleonard7@gmail.com/> MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS MACDONALD, Mary Elizabeth Sydney, NS It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Mary Elizabeth MacDonald passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Mary was born to Michael and Jennie (MacArthur) MacNeil on May 20, 1924. She grew up on Davenport Road in Ashby and spent her married life in their family home on Champlain Ave in Sydney. A devout catholic and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish, she was also a long-time member of the CWL. One of her favorite places was spending time with Johnnie at their cottage in Grand Mira South. Mary attributed her longevity to eating healthy and exercise. She is survived and will be missed by her daughter, Brenda (Duncan) Lewis; grandson, Mark (Ashlee) of Truro; sister, Agnes Johnston, and brother-in-law, Douglas (Sonya) MacDonald, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie; brothers, Arthur and Bernard, and sisters, Margaret MacNeil and Helen Bates. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel with a Funeral Mass taking place on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> If desired, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Her family would like to thank all of the staff of Harbourstone for the care provided to Mom. JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Jean Alexis It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we announce Jean Alexis McNeil, age 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous yearlong battle with her family by her side. Daughter to Herbert Neil Wilton and Elizabeth Jean Wilton (deceased). Mom was a beautiful soul who loved to open the imaginations of her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally, to a world filled with hopes, aspirations and dreams. She did so by sharing tea parties, quests, and fairy stories. Mom was an amazing, fun, and loving woman who found joy in being active, adventurous and enjoying her favourite show Supernatural (Non Timebo Mala), she was a dancing queen. She had a passion for reading, baking, crafts, and her favourite Sunday drives with her soulmate. She created stories that will live on to be remembered. Mom worked for the public service for 26 unwavering years, in which she advocated on behalf of veterans for their rights and compensation deserved. She was a staunch union representative helping her fellow employees, guiding them and fighting for their rights. Survived by her ever faithful, loving husband and best friend of 43 AMAZING years, Brian Leonard McNeil; daughters, Lisa McNeil (Dominic Landry), Anne (Dennis) Thornton, Brianne (James) Malanka and son, Kyle Littler and Troy Wilton; grandchildren, Cole, Lance, Landon, Levi, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Etta (Ray) Holland, Violet Young, Robeena Haig, Rita (Lawrence) DeBreau and Karen (Nick) Epifano. She will be sadly missed by her fur babies, Thor, Pearl, Flower and Toby. Predeceased by her loving father and mother-in-law, Michael Francis McNeil and Annie Rita McNeil; brothers, Herbert Wilton and Joseph Boutlier and sister, Mary Boutlier; nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Every end is a new beginning, just remember to breath. I will wait for the day that we can be together again. I love you my special angel, Brian. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca <http://adamsfuneralhome.ca/> GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - ROGERS, Gloria Mae I, Gloria Mae (White) Rogers, wish to inform you of my passing on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. I was previously a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Sadly, I leave behind my son, Aaron (Jolene) Tuck; granddaughter, Emily Mae Tuck, Bass River, NS; sisters, Beverly (Edgar/Babe) Andrews, Louisbourg, N.S. and Evelyn (Dave) Mazurek; nephew, Tom Mazurek and niece, Margo (Connor) Gray, Kitchener, ON; my special son, Jerry (Shelly) Lynk; special granddaughter, Krystle (Jeff) Lynk MacDonald; and great-granddaughters, Alexis and Ariana, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Also, I leave behind special cousins, Wanda, Debbie, Nancy, Margie, Fraser and Dougie, as well as other cousins, my special friend, Betty Deleskie and several special nieces and nephews. I was predeceased by my husband, Angus J. Rogers; parents, Tom and Mary (MacLean) White; stepfather, Robert Livingston; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Madower) MacLean; and paternal grandparents, Uzeb and Margaret (Usher) White. To earn my living, I worked as an LPN in various hospitals in Nova Scotia and Ontario, also, in various government offices in Nova Scotia. The best job I had was being a mother to Aaron, my pride and joy, and a nanny to Emily Mae. Things that brought me joy were playing darts, socializing with friends and a good game of tarabish. I was also friends with Dr. Bob and Bill W. for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton Street on Friday, February 28 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Fr. Evo DiPierro officiating. Lunch to follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to CBRH Palliative Care, the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/>

    02/25/2020 08:06:25
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 24, 2019 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 24, 2019 MONDAY There were 10 obituaries published today LAWRENCE “NEWF” GALPIN - 77 YRS FREDERICK JOSEPH GILLIS - 65 YRS JEAN BEATON (SIMPSON) GRANT - 75 YRS PETRONELLA EVELYN (MACKINNON) HANSON - 72 YRS AUBREY LLOYD HARRIS - 71 YRS JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS IRENE (BUTTS) RICE - 90 YRS HAZEL MARGARET (ROETT) RUCK - 87 YRS GRACE PHYLLIS (MACKEIGAN) STANFORD - 91 YRS ROSELLA (PINK) STEVENSON - 94 YRS LAWRENCE “NEWF” GALPIN - 77 YRS GALPIN, Lawrence ‘Newf’ Sydney We, the family of Lawrence Maxwell ‘Newf’ Galpin, regret to announce his passing on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born February 21, 1943, in Codroy Valley, NL, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Jessie (Samms) Galpin and stepson of the late Arthur Janes. In his early years, Lawrence worked as a moose guide and until retirement, worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Kelly; daughter, Marina (Marie Farr), Sydney; son, Benjamin (Lily), Dartmouth; the mother of his children, Marie Bauer; grandchildren, Natalie, Violet and Blair; great-grandchildren, Roderick, Joseph, Maxwell and Chloe; stepchildren, Sandra, Mike and Paul, as well as their families; sister, Thelma Snow, St. George’s, NL; and brothers, Walter, Codroy Valley, NL and Eddie, ON. Besides his parents, Lawrence was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Samms and Eileen Musseau; brother, Gordon. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 25 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Canon Brenda Drake officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> FREDERICK JOSEPH GILLIS - 65 YRS GILLIS, Fredrick Joseph Northside East Bay It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved dad, papa and husband, Fredrick Joseph Gillis. Dad passed away on February 21, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 65. Born in Sydney on June 12, 1954, he was a son of the late Mary ‘Tootsie’ (MacLellan) and Fredrick Gillis. Like his father and grandfather, Dad was an avid farmer and hunter. There were few things he enjoyed more than moose and deer hunting and raising animals. Dad was loved and respected by many because of his kind and generous heart. He was always willing to help anyone in need. When his mother got sick, he cared for her for many years. He was a very strong and selfless man. Dad will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife, Anita; his children, JJ, Angie (Sonja), Megan and Christina (Scotty); 13 grandchildren, Janda, Jonathan, Jaylynn, Jagger, Wilson, Ella, Eeva, Reagan, Ronna, Christian, Allison, Vinson and Vayda; siblings, Mike (Arlene), Karen (Reggie), Heather (Derek), Linda (Donnie), and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia and best friend, Jimmy. His family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and the many volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, who helped Dad feel comfortable in his final days. We would also like to thank his brother, Mike and nephew, Mikey for caring for his animals. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at the Northside East Bay Firehall and continue until the day of the service. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, Fr. Paul Murphy will officiate. Words of comfort may be made to his family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> JEAN BEATON (SIMPSON) GRANT - 75 YRS GRANT, Jean Beaton (Simpson) Glace Bay Jean Beaton (Simpson) Grant of Glace Bay, age 75, passed away on February 18, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Jean is survived by her sons, Greg Morrison and wife Robie, Scott Morrison and wife Sherrie; sister, Marilyn Newell and her husband Andrew. Nana Jean was dearly loved by her eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her spouse, Lonnie Grant; her parents, James and Margaret (Beaton) Simpson, and sister, Deborah (Simpson) Corbett. The family would like to give special thanks to the care provided by all the wonderful VON nurses, Palliative Care Staff, with a special thanks to Michelle Kelly who was an angel, Dr. Stephanie Ellerker and the McGillivray staff. As per her request, cremation has taken place. There will be a private memorial service held for immediate family only. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. PETRONELLA EVELYN (MACKINNON) HANSON - 72 YRS HANSON, Petronella Evelyn, age 72 Bedford “I got my comeuppance. At least I didn’t get my come downs.” – Petronella Hanson With her terrific sense of humour, a great deal of courage, and surrounded by loved ones, our beautiful mother passed peacefully from this world on Friday, February 21, 2020. Fiercely loving matriarch of her tribe of fourteen, she leaves behind four daughters, Rhonda (Sheldon), Laurie (Tony), Erin (Cyril) and Heather. Through example, she showed her girls how to be strong, loving, and how to have a good belly laugh. Her daughters were her best friends, confidantes, and together with her sons-in-law, her greatest comfort, especially during her illness. She left behind seven grandchildren, Sarah Brittany, Lachlan Joseph, Ella Jo, Jacob Stuart, Emmylou Rose, Angus Philippe and Makayla Elizabeth, who have filled the last eleven years of her life with tremendous joy and pride. She loved any opportunity to spend time babysitting, going to the movies, shopping, or having sleepovers with her amazing grandbabies, who adored her. Petronella’s love of music came from her Gaelic singing parents, Stephen and Mary MacKinnon. She had a wonderful singing voice, and a keen memory for lyrics. She cherished family parties with her siblings, Mary (Albert), Vera (Joe), Steve (Lily), Kathleen (Ed), Neil, Frankie (Rose), Cecelia (Steve), Loretta (Bob), Tena, Monica (Terry) and Joe (Michelene), where they would gather round and sing the old songs, tell stories, play cards and eat night lunch until they were polluted. She was also beloved by her many nieces and nephews. Another favourite pastime was driving to Cheticamp to play cards with cherished friends and visit her favorite bakery. Her loyal friend Laurie Anthony was with her until the end and has been part of our family for many years. Petronella was a gifted nurse who late in life, while raising four girls, pursued not only her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, but also her Master’s Degree in Health Services Management. She excelled in management by building her team up and always advocating for the people in her care. No matter what any of us needed, Mom was always there for her children, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. Family was always her first priority, and she lived that through her actions. She will be sorely missed by so many. “Then hearts that would listen/ to words born of wisdom/ never dreamin’ this would end/ and in all my confusion, somehow you got to me/ and I’ll have to say you taught me well” - Rita McNeil In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choosing. An open house at her residence in Bedford will be held from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Online condolences may be sent by visitingwww.coleharbourfuneral.com <http://www.coleharbourfuneral.com/> AUBREY LLOYD HARRIS - 71 YRS HARRIS, Aubrey Lloyd Louisbourg It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our Dad, poppy, great grand poppy, brother, cousin and friend to all, Aubrey Lloyd Harris, age 71, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Born on June 7, 1948 in Louisbourg, Aubrey was the son of the late Lloyd Harris and Catherine (Beaver) Harris. Dad started work at a young age at Hopkins fish plant and then had an opportunity to take part in the reconstruction of Fortress Louisbourg. He left the fortress and went to work at Lewis & Company. After the closure of Lewis & Company he returned to the fortress as a blacksmith where he currently worked and had planned to retire in March 2020. From a young age Dad was a very active volunteer in and around Louisbourg with many years coaching Louisbourg little league, flooding the town rinks, being a charter member of the Louisbourg Lions Club, probation officer, ambulance attendant and he served over 50 years as a member of the Louisbourg Fire Department. One of his biggest prides was his role in the annual Louisbourg Crab Fest where he was an undeniable pillar and could always be found with a big smile around the crab pots. Throughout the years as a man wearing many hats in and around the community, Dad met and made thousands of friends, who are all sure to have their own story of Dad's kind character and good nature. He always wanted to do the little favours for people and groups but remain anonymous as he never wanted to take credit for helping people out. Dad was a proud family man and cherished his wife, Patsy and their kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed going to Red Cup, chase the ace, spending time with his friends at Beavers transfer for weekly meetings, pool at Branch 62, weekend drives in the white Impala, and relaxing on his back step at home with a drink of Lambs amber. As many of you know, Dad was happiest with Mom when they would ride his Gold Wing and in later years go for drives and walked the lighthouse and old town trails. The two would often be seen sitting together somewhere on the trail in the red chairs. He unexpectedly lost Mom on July 9, 2019, they would have been married 50 years on July 26, 2019. Dad is survived by his son, Jason (Tanya); daughters, Jocelyn (Matthew Horne), Janice and Joanne; sister, Ruth (John Berlett) in British Columbia; grandchildren, Justin (Sarah) Katie, Ireland, Jonathan (Shelby), Julianna and Jayne; great-grandchildren, Allie, Emily, Cory and Chloe, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also a very dear and close friend of many years to Davey Wadden (otherwise known as Dad’s number 1 son). At this time, we the family are finding some comfort in knowing that Mom and Dad are finally back together again. We all know how much he longed to be with her. Visitation for the late Aubrey Harris will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Stella Maris Church in Louisbourg from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials in Aubrey’s memory may be made to the Stella Maris cemetery fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> “Come aboard and bring your dory” and “I’ll see you off of Scaterie” -Aubrey Harris JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Jean Alexis It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we announce Jean Alexis McNeil, age 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous yearlong battle with her family by her side. Daughter to Herbert Neil Wilton and Elizabeth Jean Wilton (deceased). Mom was a beautiful soul who loved to open the imaginations of her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally, to a world filled with hopes, aspirations and dreams. She did so by sharing tea parties, quests, and fairy stories. Mom was an amazing, fun, and loving woman who found joy in being active, adventurous and enjoying her favourite show Supernatural (Non Timebo Mala), she was a dancing queen. She had a passion for reading, baking, crafts, and her favourite Sunday drives with her soulmate. She created stories that will live on to be remembered. Mom worked for the public service for 26 unwavering years, in which she advocated on behalf of veterans for their rights and compensation deserved. She was a staunch union representative helping her fellow employees, guiding them and fighting for their rights. Survived by her ever faithful, loving husband and best friend of 43 AMAZING years, Brian Leonard McNeil; daughters, Lisa McNeil (Dominic Landry), Anne (Dennis) Thornton, Brianne (James) Malanka and sons, Kyle Littler and Troy Linton; grandchildren, Cole, Lance, Landon, Levi, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Etta (Ray) Holland, Violet Young, Robeena Haig, Rita (Lawrence) DeBreau and Karen (Nick) Epifano. She will be sadly missed by her fur babies, Thor, Pearl, Flower and Toby. Predeceased by her loving father and mother-in-law, Michael Francis McNeil and Annie Rita McNeil; brothers, Herbert Wilton and Joseph Boutlier and sister, Mary Boutlier; nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Every end is a new beginning, just remember to breath. I will wait for the day that we can be together again. I love you my special angel, Brian. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca <http://adamsfuneralhome.ca/> IRENE (BUTTS) RICE - 90 YRS RICE, Irene Sydney Mines It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Irene Rice (nee Butts), at the age of 90. She passed at home in her sleep as family kept vigil during the evening on Thursday, 20 February 2020. Ma was born in Florence, NS on 12 August 1929 to the late James and Mary Ester Butts (nee Gear) and was the loving wife of the late Albert Vincent Rice for over 71 years. Irene and Albert built a strong and independent family that she was extremely proud of and gathered many wonderful friends throughout Cape Breton and everywhere they travelled. She possessed an adventurous spirit and would take on any challenge with a sense of pride and purpose. Ma was a hardworking Mother and the glue that held a very large family close together for over seventy years. The true joy in Ma’s heart was her nine children and a large contingent of grandchildren, and great grandchildren spread out across Canada. Ma loved to swim and to her it wasn’t swimming unless she couldn’t see land or touch bottom. She enjoyed years of camping and Sunday family gatherings outdoors. Nothing gave Ma more pleasure than having her family seated around the table for a dinner, the laughter and chatter was music to her ears. She was remarkable in her compassion and thoughtful generosity towards others, always having room in her heart and a picture on her fridge of a child she was sponsoring in far off lands. Ma enjoyed her weekly gathering with her friends as a member of TOPS and the group that continued on, as well as the Anglican Woman’s Committee that she enjoyed so much. Irene is survived by her nine children, Albert (Vonda), James ‘Bud’ (Sandra), Walter (Colleen), Lily (Rick Tomanek), Dianne MacPherson, Ester (Steve Woods), Gale (Roy Williams), Rubyann (Denis Filion) and Darlene (Steve Haggett). She is also survived by sisters, Ada (Rocky) Manzuk and Ester Tremblett. Along with her parents and husband, Ma was also predeceased by brothers, James and Ernie; sisters, Lily, Violet, Doraella, Janie, Ruby, Alice, Gertie and Doris. Irene ‘Ma’ will be remembered with great love in the hearts of all who knew her. Visitation for Irene Rice will take place Monday (today), February 24, 2020, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Queen St., Sydney Mines, with Rev. Jackie Warren officiating. A very sincere thank you to the wonderful caring people at Northside Home Care, VON, Palliative Care, Dr. Kholsmith and Dr Abboud. Also, a special thank you to Betty Smith who we consider a part of our family. She attended to our Ma with loving care and devotion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Sydney Regional Hospital. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> When the first star glimmers in the darkening sky, We remember a heart of love and a life gone by. Our Ma. HAZEL MARGARET (ROETT) RUCK - 87 YRS RUCK, Hazel Margaret (Roett) Dartmouth, NS Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31: 10) In gratitude to God, we are honoured to share with you that our Mom, Hazel Margaret Ruck (87), was welcomed into the arms of her loving Saviour, Jesus Christ on February 18, 2020 surrounded by the love of her children and prayers of the Saints. Mom was a child of God and her faith was always anchored in her “never failing God” whom she welcomed each morning by saying “Good Morning Father God”. Our Mom was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia to the late Wesley and Eunice (James Johnson) Roett on December 12, 1932. Following the early death of her mother at the age of 13, Mom remained thankful to God for the loving care of her dad and the countless women in community who loved her as their own and taught her how to “Be a Good Friend” to herself first. Our mother possessed a humble and graceful elegance. She didn’t boast in her achievements among which there were many including being a Certified and Registered Nursing Assistant for over 35 years, at St. Rita’s and the Sydney City Hospital. Mom began her post-secondary education after she retired, out of her love for learning. Her attendance was also motivated by the desire to help her children when it was their turn and demonstrate to them that post-secondary education was not only possible, but theirs to attain. While attending university, Mom frequently chose to centre her assignments on topics that would illuminate the richness of our Black/Caribbean history. Mom also was the wind beneath our Dad’s wings, and with her love and support he excelled as a professional. As Dad transitioned to our Heavenly Father’s care, he shared that she was indeed the “love of his life”. Mom was a member of St. Alban’s Church, North Preston Seniors, where she served as secretary, and the Emmanuel Baptist Church Seniors Group. Mom’s crowning achievement was becoming a mother to her children, a calling which she said was an answer to prayer. She instructed her children in the things of God and reminded them to put Him first in all that they do. Mom taught us life lessons through laughter and stories that were passed down to her and these “sayings” continue to provide us strength and nourishment for our soul and spirit. Mom loved through gifts and acts of service. This was shown through many meals she prepared for seniors, widows, friends and anyone in need. She opened her home freely to love many including, children, youth and adults in community, always willing to give of herself. Mom was an amazing cook and baker and would make incredible Caribbean dishes and hosts dinners for family and friends alike. Mom loved to knit and freely donated her shawls, slippers, and socks to those whom she loved or felt needed them. She had a heart for and prayed for “the refugees” regularly. Mom loved unconditionally! Mom treated people fairly, respected others and instilled these values into her children. We called Mom a “Senior Political Correspondent”. This is because when she watched the news, she would debate on many political issues. Mom treasured reading her Bible and her ‘Daily Bread’ devotional, with her pocket dictionary at hand; she also loved to research and collect articles for scrapbooking. Our mother was simply amazing! She epitomized the meaning of motherhood and love. We are so blessed and honoured to have had 87 years with this incredible woman of God. Words cannot express our gratitude and love towards her. Her sacrifice is beyond what we could ever articulate or describe. Our mother always reminded us of how special we all were and to “Get something underneath your belt” (meaning an education). Each day, she talked with us about the awesomeness of God reminding us to use our gifts in service of others. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Winston Ruck; siblings, Alma, Vera, Thomas, Dorothy, Olive, Wesley, Gloria, Everett, and Raymond in infancy. She is survived by her loving daughters and son, who showed endless love towards their mother, Joyce (Ralph) Ruck Poupart, Marlene Ruck Simmonds and loving son, Ken (Nancy) Ruck; adopted daughter, Clara Coward; grandchildren, Brittanni, Bridgette, Mariah and Monica; adopted grandson, Joey Marsman; sister-in-law, Joyce Ruck; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; special daughters, Andrea, Merlene, Somaya, Cheyanne and special friends, Sybil Coward, Bridget Marshall and Sarah Hayward. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 633 Pockwock Rd., Upper Hammonds Plains, Rev. Dr. Lennett Anderson officiating. Repast to follow. A second Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. following visitation from 1-2 p.m. in Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Sydney, Rev. Michael Morrison officiating, with a reception to follow. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney to take place at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Rev. Lennett Anderson, Rev. and Mrs. Carl Price, Pastors Art and Flora MacDonald for their support and prayers. To Dr. Toma, the Physicians, nurses, and staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital and all family and friends who showed their love, compassion and care for our mother as well as the food, cards and gifts of love may God richly bless. Donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com <http://www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com/>, Dartmouth Chapel. GRACE PHYLLIS (MACKEIGAN) STANFORD - 91 YRS STANFORD, Grace Phyllis In celebration of an amazing life, we the family of Grace Phyllis Stanford, announce her peaceful passing at the Dartmouth General Hospital on February 18, 2020 at the age of 91. Grace was born on December 19, 1928 in Glace Bay. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Walter and her cherished parents, Archie and Catherine MacKeigan. She is survived by her sons, Paul (Kathy), Dartmouth and Alan (Sally), Truro; and her grandchildren, Laura (Andrew), Charlottetown, PEI and Mark (Katrina), Vancouver, BC. Grace was intelligent, friendly, and beautiful inside and out. Grace graduated from Glace Bay High and Provincial Normal College in Truro and worked as a teacher. She was a member of Newsom United Church and later Grace United Church. She was an active member of Newsom UCW for many years. Grace had wonderful memories from Ingonish (summer and winter), Mira, Florida and Bangor shopping trips. She enjoyed local tea/sales and craft shows attending many over the years. Grace and Walter lived in Glace Bay for 55 years before moving to Dartmouth to be closer to family. In Dartmouth, Grace loved gathering her family together every Sunday for dinner, where we enjoyed her wonderful cooking and baking (Grace had a sweet tooth!). She made a wonderful prime rib roast dinner which she continued well into her 80’s. Her favorite times were when we were all together as a family. Grace had a wonderful memory and all who knew her will miss her storytelling of times past. In the past two years at Parkland she participated in the book club, adult coloring, rummoli, church services, movies, bingo, musicals and much more. She very much enjoyed her life there, including the staff and the new friends she met. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Interment/graveside service will be held at a later date in Oakfield Cemetery, Cape Breton. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting: www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> ROSELLA (PINK) STEVENSON - 94 YRS STEVENSON, Rosella It is with sadness that the family of Rosella Stevenson announces her passing on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Taigh Na Mara with her family at her side. Rosella was born on January 30, 1926 in Glace Bay. She was the second of seven children of a fishing family. Her parents were Jenny and Walter Pink. Rosella left school to work at Phalen’s Bakery and spent all her free time skating, where she met Tom Stevenson. They were married August 5, 1947. They moved to a house on Brookland Street, where they raised a family and spent almost the whole of their married life. She dedicated her whole life to her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Rosella and Tom had a close circle of friends with whom they danced and partied and celebrated life to the fullest. And she and Tom skated until they were 80. Rosella is survived by her daughters, Corinne Stevenson (Keith Macdonald) and Ina MacEachern; granddaughters, Jeannie MacEachern, Trina MacEachern and Breanna Langley; great-grandchildren, Keagan and Kaylee Muise; sisters-in-law, Jean Stevenson, Vera Deering and Teresa Pink; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosella was predeceased by her husband, Tom Stevenson; her parents, Jenny and Walter Pink; her brothers, Alvin, Walter (Junior), David and Albert Pink; sister, Elsie Pink; niece, Tracey Pink; nephew, Chris Pink; brothers-in-law, John and Edward Stevenson, and sister-in-law, Anne Linton. The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to the staff at Taigh Na Mara where Rosella lived for the past six years. Their care and compassion will not be forgotten. Family was everything for Rosella Stevenson. She was never happier than being in the company of her husband and her children and their children. We were blessed more than we knew. Rosella will be missed but not forgotten. She is at peace now. There will be no visitation as per Rosella’s wishes. A private family service will be held sometime later in the year. Donations in Rosella’s honor can be made to the charity of one’s choosing or by helping someone in need. Online condolences can be sent to www. pattenfuneral.com <http://pattenfuneral.com/>

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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 22, 2019 SATURDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 22, 2019 SATURDAY There were 11 obituaries published today ALFRED JOSEPH “FRED” ARSENAULT - 74 YRS AUBREY LEWIS BONNELL - 87 YRS JUDY (HANN) FIGUARY-MCNEIL - 65 YRS MICHAEL DENNIS FLEMMING - 88 YRS RONALD STEPHEN GILLIS - RONALD “ROLLIE GOSSE - 80 YRS GEORGINA SADIE (PATINGALE) LOVELL - 85 YRS PETER MACDONALD - 69 YRS CECILIA ANN (GIORNO) O’HANDLEY - IRENE (ELLIOTT) ROSSO - 71 YRS L. HARTLEY SLADE - 97 YRS ALFRED JOSEPH “FRED” ARSENAULT - 74 YRS ARSENAULT, Alfred Joseph ‘Fred’ We, the family of Alfred Joseph ‘Fred’ Arsenault regret to announce his passing on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy hospital stay. Born January 31, 1946, in Summerside, PE, he was the son of the late Fred Leo D. and M. Eugenie (Gallant) Arsenault. Fred enjoyed a lengthy career as a Weather Technician with Environment Canada. He enjoyed a friendly, yet competitive game of bridge, and the company of friends in the garden club and wing nights at the tavern. Fred was a yard sale enthusiast, creative gardener, talented keyboard player and singer. He had a great sense of humor and actively shared it with others. Fred is survived by his sisters, Thelma (Charlie) Bauman, Mississauga, ON and Peggy Arsenault, Charlottetown, PE; brothers, Billy, Freetown, PE and Bobby ‘BJ’, Wolfville; sister-in-law, Anne Arsenault, Summerside, PE; several nieces, nephews and four great-nieces. Fred was predeceased by his brother, Melvyn and sister, Kerry (Bob) Fagel. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Harbourview Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> AUBREY LEWIS BONNELL - 87 YRS BONNELL, Aubrey Lewis Westmount It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Aubrey Lewis Bonnell, at his home in Westmount, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the age of 87. He was the son of the late Harvey and Agnes Bonnell. Aubrey was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Edwina. He will be sadly missed by his children, Sharon (Roddie) McNamara, Ross Ferry, Wayne (Eileen), Coxheath, Heather (Rob) MacLean, Sydney River, Blair (Lana), Lingan and his daughter, Nancy, with whom he resided. Aubrey is also survived by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Nicole, Geoff (Mallory), Carrie, Nathan, James and Kiona and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan and Sara. Aubrey is also survived by his siblings, Owen (Anne) Bonnell, Anna MacGillivary, Roy (Fern) Bonnell and Donnie (Anne) Bonnell; sister-in-law, Rose Bonnell; and several nieces and nephews. Aubrey was also predeceased by his brother, Harvey Jr.; sister, Colleen (Harry) Baigent; sisters-in-law, Andrea (Dougie) Walker and Marion MacNeil; and brother-in-law, George MacGillivary. In 1989, Aubrey retired from the Sydney Steel Plant where he worked as a Rail Mill Operator. He was a member of Westmount United Church. Aubrey was also a member of the Harbourside Senior’s Club and enjoyed playing tarabish at the Pensioner’s Club. In his retirement years, he enjoyed the many friends he made from his morning visits to Tim Hortons. Aubrey spent many summers with his family and a great group of friends at their bungalow in Benacadie Pond. Those memories and great times will last forever for all of us. Aubrey loved Christmas time with his family. He spent many hours and days decorating his home for his family and others to enjoy. This spirit will live on in all of his children’s hearts. Special thanks and gratitude are extended to Dr. Greg Myatt and Janice Black for their excellent care throughout the years and to the County Homemakers for the past few months. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 23 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Westmount United Church on Monday, February 24 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Dr. Thomas Whent officiating. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Westmount United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” JUDY (HANN) FIGUARY-MCNEIL - 65 YRS FIGUARY- McNEIL, Judy GLACE BAY It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Judith Figuary-McNeil, regret to announce her passing on February 17, 2020 at the Glace Bay Hospital at the age of 65. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Margaret (Chant) Hann. Growing up, Judy always had a passion for sewing, knitting, crocheting and baking and excelled at each. It was always a special treat to have Judy create something just for you, no matter if it was as intricate as a patchwork quilt or a wedding gown or as simple as a pair of socks. It has to be said, Judy made the best fudge. Judy worked many years with her talents at Gerd’s Tailor Shop and Vogue Cleaners as a Seamstress. Later in life, Judy found passion with computers and changed career paths working at Stream (Convergys) from the day it opened until illness forced her to retire in 2018. She will be fondly remembered by many friends she made at her places of work over the years. Judy is survived by her children, Wendy (Barry) Shewchuck, Millville, Dale (Cathy) Shewchuck, Shelburne, and Amanda (Crystal) Figuary, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Justin, Emily, Tristan, Tara, Matthew, Chaise, Abbey, Jacob, Cassie; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Hannah; sisters, Joyce Whyte, Sharon (Ron) MacKillop, both of Glace Bay; brothers, Calvin Hann, Winnipeg, Chesley (Rhonda) Hann, Glace Bay, as well as many special nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by husband, David McNeil; our dad, Robye Figuary; brother-in-law, Fred Whyte; niece, Brandi and granddaughter, Garilynn Stewart. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 from 12-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation or charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> MICHAEL DENNIS FLEMMING - 88 YRS FLEMMING, Michael Dennis It is with sad hearts that we announce that Michael Dennis Flemming passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born on Feb. 18, 1932 in Margaree, Michael was the last surviving of nine children born to Michael and Ellen (Dupres) Flemming. Michael spent his working life in the Canadian Armed Forces and served overseas in both Egypt and Cyprus. Following his retirement, he moved back to his beloved Cape Breton where he worked for the a time with the Corps of Commissionaires. He was an active and longtime member of the RCL Branch #12 and will be remembered by many for his handiwork in upholstering furniture. Michael is survived and will be missed by his children: Stephan (Ruth), Norman (Anne) and Leah (Derek) Flemming; grandchildren: Lauren, Sawyer and Haydn as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jean in 2019 and all of his siblings. A funeral service will be held in the spring. Time and date to be announced. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> RONALD STEPHEN GILLIS - GILLIS, Ronald Stephen It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Gillis on Feb 17, 2020 at home, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ronnie loved fishing and a good BBQ. He was a lover of animals and had a passion for security working for Black Belt Security for 40 years. He was known for his big heart and his great sense of humour. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Diane Gillis; children, Selena (Troy) Wambolt, RJ (Christine) Gillis and Allan Gillis; grandchildren; Vincent, Makayla, Keagan, Cody, Breagh, Breanna, Dakoda and Dawson; siblings, his twin, Connie Welton, Allan ‘Gic’ Gillis (Murdith) Frankie (Pauline) Gillis. He was predeceased by his parents, Allan Vincent Gillis and Mary Lucy (Bowman) Gillis; 1 sister, Colleen Siller and his best friend Bear. The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Ron MacCormick, Tom MacNeil and CB Cancer Centre, Palliative Care and the VON for all their care and compassion. Visitation for Ronald Gillis will be from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. on Sunday February 23, 2020 at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St. Funeral Mass will be held at 11a.m. on Monday at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. Donations, if desired, can be made in his memory to the Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences or memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> RONALD “ROLLIE GOSSE - 80 YRS GOSSE, Roland (Rollie) It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Roland Gosse on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 80 years. He was the last surviving member of the Gosse Family. Rollie served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Guardsman (Germany) from 1956-1962. He worked until the age of 78 with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators, Local’s 110 and 116. Rollie is survived by his wife of 42 years Sharon Crocker; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. He was known as a gentleman and hard worker, Rollie was respected by all co-workers of many Nationalities throughout N.S., Alberta, N.B., and Bermuda, as well as the people and family he grew up with. He loved his work and had great insight into people and the world around him. His favourite place was at the Glace Bay Wharf, looking out at the Ocean while enjoying his coffee and cigarette. Cremation has taken place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, N.S., (902) 849-4199. Upon Rollie’s request, there will be no Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting tjtracey.com <http://tjtracey.com/> His Stories were many, his Life Full. Goodbye my Friend, My Husband. GEORGINA SADIE (PATINGALE) LOVELL - 85 YRS LOVELL, Georgina Sadie Florence We regret to announce the passing of Georgina Lovell, age 85, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Alder Point on November 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Sadie (Richards) Patingale. Georgina loved her family very much, and also a good game of Bingo. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Georgina is survived by her children, William (Yvonne), Bernadette (Bill), and Kenneth (Faith), Ft. McMurray. She also leaves behind her sister, Pearl (Murdock) MacPherson; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. A special acknowledgement to Mary, who she was very fond of, and thought of as her own daughter. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Lovell; and siblings, Evelyn (Neil), Doris (Aldon), Eileen (Cameron), William (Mary), Alfred (Sibby), Raymond, Gordon (Sue), Nelson and Alvin. A celebration of her life will take place Monday, February 24, 2020, at 10 am in Holy Family church, with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the Mass. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> PETER MACDONALD - 69 YRS MacDONALD, Peter We, the family, regret to announce the sudden passing of our brother Hugh Peter MacDonald, age 69, at his home in London, ON, on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Peter was born Nov. 1, 1950, to Charlie ‘Beaver’ and Anne (Behune) MacDonald of Sydney, NS. After growing up on Castle Dr. and graduating from Sydney Academy, Peter moved to London, ON, where he began his career with Canada Post, working as a letter carrier most of those years, until retirement. Peter is survived by his siblings: sisters, Isabel (Greg) Floyd, Halifax, Beverley Jeddrey, Townsend, MA, Marge (Adrian) Richards, Sydney, Jane (Larry) Mercer, London, ON, Anne Ivanchenko (Ivor Peebles), London, ON and brother, Tommy (Sharon), Northside East Bay and Charlie ‘Chookie’ (June), Sydney; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charlie in 1968 and his mother, Anne in 1995, with whom he was very close. Peter was a great friend to so many people and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. His remains will be returned home to Cape Breton at a later date. He will forever remain in our hearts. CECILIA ANN (GIORNO) O’HANDLEY - O’HANDLEY, Cecilia Ann Prime Brook It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Cecilia Ann (Roy) O'Handley. Cecilia passed away early morning Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Halifax surrounded by loved ones. Cecilia was born in Sydney, NS to the late Mary (Almon) and Frank Giorno. Cecilia devoted many years working at Malcolm Munroe Junior High in the cafeteria. Cecilia was well known for her volunteer work mostly at the MacGillivray Guest Home. Cecilia loved meeting and having lunch dates with her friends, she could often be found shopping at the Dollarama or various markets wherever she travelled. Cecilia was a fabulous cook and well known for her pasta sauce. She was a very kind hearted person and would do without to make sure everyone else had enough. In her pastime her favorite things to do were watching her soap opera's, detective/home shows, snuggling with her dogs, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Cecilia was also a member of the Italian Association. Cecilia is survived by her loving husband, Roy O'Handley; daughters, Deanna MacNeil, Jennifer (Jeff) MacNeil, Arleen (Troy) Jensen, Michelle (Joey) Campbell; sons, Daniel MacNeil, Sean O'Handley; sister, Theresa Hawco; brother, Alfred (Cathy) Giorno; eleven grandchildren, Nick, Nathan, Jordan, Madison, Brody, Tyler, Connor, Chloe, Dawson, Bailey, Matthew; in-laws, Kathleen (John A) MacNeil, Leonard O'Handley, John O'Handley, Patricia (Rick) Jackson, Rose Snyder; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents she is predeceased by her first husband, Daniel J MacNeil; brother, Enrico; mothers-in-law, Mary MacNeil, Sara O'Handley; father-in-law, Alex MacNeil; in laws, Jake Hawco, Gerard O'Handley, Ann-Marie (Joe) Donovan; as well as many other family members whom she loved dearly. Visitations will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgoeys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating, reception to follow, place of interment is Resurrection Community Cemetery. Donations in Cecilia's memory made be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences or memories can be shared with her family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> IRENE (ELLIOTT) ROSSO - 71 YRS ROSSO, Irene (nee Elliott) It’s with great sadness we inform of the passing of Irene Rosso (nee Elliott). Irene passed peacefully on the morning of February 1, 2020. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on June 3, 1948, to James and Mary Elliott, she was the last surviving member of her large family (Jack, Jimmy, Kay, Geraldine, Josephine and Jessica). Irene married the love of her life Dennis Rosso (1947-1993) and is survived by her two sons, Jason and Andrew Rosso, their spouses Lauren and Elyda, and her six grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Jaron, Lennon, Ace, Brody, Janae and Kai. Irene will be dearly missed by her loving partner, Vido Ivancic, and close family members, Megan Wiigs and Donovan Boswell. Irene was a vibrant and loving person. Always quick with a witty response or a loving shoulder, Irene lived her life to the fullest, enjoyed a great laugh, a great game of cards and an ice-cold beer. She was a role model to both of her sons and personified the meaning of hard work and dedication. Irene worked as a Real Estate Agent for over forty years in the Brampton area and took pride in the relationships she built over the years. The Rosso family will be honouring Irene’s wishes for cremation. L. HARTLEY SLADE - 97 YRS SLADE, L. Hartley - CD (RET) Glace Bay/Ontario Hartley Slade passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020 with family by his side at the age of 97 following a stroke. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Dolores Marsh (1920-2000). Sadly missed by his children, Kathie (Sam), Anne Marie (Ron), Hartley (Karen), Joe (Nanci) and John (Tracy); grandchildren Jamie, Adam, Jan, Tannis, Michael, Nolan, Ashley, Steven and Logan; and great-grandchildren Dana, Reiley, Grace, Audrey and Jayden. At 17, while sitting on the front porch wondering what to do with his life, a couple of older boys passed by on their way to enlist and he decided to join them, so he lied about his age and was shipped out to fight in WWII. After four years’ deployment in England, he participated in the battle of Normandy and was involved in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. After the war, Dad returned to Cape Breton where he worked for a year and a half in the coal mines. He joked that he had a greater chance of getting killed in the mine than the army, so he re-enlisted and spent 25 years as a proud member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, where he achieved the rank of Warrant Officer and would also see active duty in the Korean War. It was a decision that would set the course for the rest of his life, bringing him and his family to many wonderful places in Canada and Europe. Despite witnessing the horrors of both wars, Dad always believed in the goodness of mankind. Dad grew up on Newton Street, “the biggest little street” in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He was orphaned at the age of six and he and his late brother Harold (Duggie) were raised by loving grandparents. It was always his greatest wish to have a family of his own and his five children were an important part of his life, just as he was an integral part of our lives. Dad was a fine athlete, especially baseball, and his love of sports resulted in many wrestling matches on the living room floor and plenty of outdoor activities. Even the neighbourhood kids could count on Dad to organize a ball game or make an ice rink in the backyard for hockey. Dad was just one of the kids. Mom often commented that she raised five kids and one husband. Dad was probably at his finest, though, dispensing fatherly advice and words of wisdom with a quick acerbic wit, expressions we often repeat and laugh about to this day. We feel truly blessed to have had such a wonderful man as our father, always loved, never to be forgotten. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Elgin Lodge in Port Elgin, Ontario, where Dad lived for the last seven years, and to the tremendous staff at Owen Sound Hospital for their compassion and care. A special thanks is due to Roy and Cathy Mugford, Dad’s longtime friends and neighbours in Glace Bay. Cremation has already taken place as per Dad’s wishes. Friends will be received at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, NS on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10 am until the time of the service at 12 pm. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Holy Family Cemetery, Glace Bay, NS. Memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Holy Family Cemetery or the Glace Bay Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Memorial online at www.tabrownfuneralhome.com <http://www.tabrownfuneralhome.com/> and www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/>

    02/22/2020 07:39:34
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 21, 2019 FRIDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 21, 2019 FRIDAY There were 6 obituaries published today DONALD STUART DUNBAR - 98 YRS JEAN GRANT - 75 YRS MARY SARAH MCKEIGAN - 86 YRS DAVID GERARD MCKINNON - DOROTHY MAE (CLARKE) MUGRIDGE - 90 YRS BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS DONALD STUART DUNBAR - 98 YRS DUNBAR, Donald Stuart Hillside Boularderie Donald Stuart Dunbar, born May 7, 1921, died peacefully on February 10, 2020 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit Cape Regional Hospital. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, his parents Marjorie Stuart and Victor Young Dunbar. Donald was accepted by Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 1944, receiving a Bachelor of Arts “cum laude” on his return from WW11 overseas service with the United States Office of Strategic Services. He received his Ph.D from Ohio State University in 1959, and taught for over 10 years at Simmons College, Boston Massachusetts. Moving to Canada in 1969, he taught at Mount Allison University for two years, accepting a position at University College of Cape Breton (UCCB) in 1971 so that he could spend more than his summers on his beloved Cape Breton Island. He later moved to Southside Boularderie in 1975. Retiring from UCCB in 1985 as an Emeritus Professor Psychology, he free-lanced as an ECBC consultant and a new program developer at UCCB. One of many initiatives over the next ten years included securing approximately one million dollars in federal funding for launching UCCB’s co-op education programs. Donald also collaborated on many projects with ECBC and the university ranging from preparing students for the “information age” to a mentoring program for 1st time students, and web designing for Cape Breton Arts and Crafts sector. In his retirement Donald enjoyed travelling, especially to New Zealand and Scotland – the birthplace of his maternal grandparents. In his more recent years Donald has lived quietly at Hillside Boularderie overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. Among his pleasures were: the CBC, especially the bird hour; enormous amounts of reading; and a passion for opera. He was an animal lover; therefore, spent many days walking through the trails he made behind his home exploring alongside his beloved pets. Donald spent his last years at Parkland Sydney where he enjoyed new friendships and weekly visits from his longtime friend Danny Yakimchuck. Don’s longtime neighbours, Reid and Lorelei Campbell, along with their daughters, Kendra and Cora-Lee, were always found close by if ever he was in need. Over the many years their simple friendship blossomed into family. Donald was thankful for the support of his close neighbours in Hillside Boularderie. Another blessing in Donald’s life was a lifelong friendship with Jim St. Clair, whose fondness for Cape Breton was inspirational. A life so modestly and happily lived. In honoring Donald’s wishes he donated his body to Dalhousie University for medical research. As an active member of St John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or, there will be a Memorial Service held at the church on a later date to celebrate his life. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or St. John’s United Church Big Bras d’Or. JEAN GRANT - 75 YRS 1945-2020 GRANT, Jean Glace Bay Jean Grant, age 75 passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at her residence in Glace Bay. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, Glace Bay. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> MARY SARAH (MACDONNELL) MCKEIGAN - 86 YRS McKEIGAN, Mary Sarah Glace Bay Mary McKeigan, age 86 formerly of Marconi Towers Rd. passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Anne (MacNeil) MacDonnell. Mary is survived by her daughter, Bernadette (McKeigan) Withers; grandson, Jeffrey Head and great-grandchild, Lailee Head. No Mass or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. The family would like to thank the staff at ICU in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney and 3rd Floor staff at the Glace Bay Hospital for their compassion and care. On line condolences can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. DAVID GERARD MCKINNON - McKINNON, David Gerard We are saddened to announce the passing of David Mc Kinnon after his battle with Cancer on Sunday February 16. He is predeceased by his wife, Colleen (Budge); parents, Francis and Mary (Burke); brother, Paul, Donnie, Bernie, Murdock; and sisters, Anna and Helen. He is survived by his children, Paula (Ray), Darren (Devon), Kim, Keith (Pam), and Corey (Donna); grandchildren, David, Wayne, Evan, and Reese; brothers, Adrian and Cyril; and sister, Della; and many nieces and nephews. David had a hugh passion for German Shepards and bred them under the name of ‘River Ryan’. He produced many top winning dogs. David passed at home comfortably surround by his family and loved ones, this is only possible because of the amazing work of the Palliative Care and the VON. The family would also like to thank Dr. Kodadad and the staff of the Cancer Centre. David has donated his body to Science and Research. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date when he is returned to his family. DOROTHY MAE (CLARKE) MUGRIDGE - 90 YRS MUGRIDGE, Dorothy Mae (Clarke) Sydney It is with great sadness, we the family, announce the passing of our mother, Dorothy Mugridge, age 90, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 14, 1929 in Whitney Pier, Dorothy was the daughter of the late William and Mae Clarke. Dorothy was the loving wife of the late Ernest L. Mugridge and a wonderful mother, to 6 daughters, Judy (Norris) Moss, Theresa (Harry) Lent, Sheila (Bill) Taylor, Noreen (Nelson) MacDonald, Janet (Maynard) Chant and Susan (David) MacLeod; 2 sons, Ernie (Beverly) Mugridge and Donnie (Carol) Mugridge. She was a grandmother to twenty five grandchildren, Charlene, Terrance, Rose Marie, Nancy, Michael, Tracy, Shawn, Leanne, Freddy, Donna, Daniel, Brent, Crystal, Michelle, Bradley, Adam, Kristopher, Kelsey, Jeff, Meagan, Leah, Caleb, Melodee, Ryan and Holly as well as forty four great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Dorothy is also survived by her sister, Rita (Ronnie) Morrison; brother, Fred (Pearl) Clarke; sisters-in-law, Dodie Clarke, Dorothy Chipman and Marg Mugridge as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was pre-deceased by her siblings, Harold, William, Walter, Douglas, Wilson, Cecil, Hilda, Gladys and her daughter-in-law, Gayle (Gwynn) Mugridge and great granddaughter, Elizabeth Dauphinee. Dorothy was a member of Harvest Community Church (Whitney Pier). In later years she was a member of the Seniors Bowling League. She enjoyed her card night with the ladies. Dorothy was an avid walker. Although she was quiet, she was always there for anyone to offer them a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on. She was always there for her family whom she held close to her heart. Dorothy will be remembered with great love in the hearts of all who knew her. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Mugridge will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Saturday, February 22, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel. Light Refreshments will take place in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place at Forrest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy can be made to the Alzheimer Society or An Cala Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care & direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.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.” BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS WHALEN, Brian Feb. 10, 1947-Feb. 15, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Whalen, age 73, beloved husband, father and brother on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary. Brian was born in Halifax and moved to New Waterford in 1974 after marring his wife of 47 years, Eleanor Connors. They have one son Brian, Halifax whom he loved dearly and enjoyed fishing, golfing and hunting with. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Betty (Henderson). Surviving are his brother, Jim (Jacqueline), White's Lake; sister, Susan, Halifax; bother-in-law, Jim Connors, Sydney; aunts, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and his best friend, Fred Connors. Where ever Brian travelled he always enjoyed starting a conversation with everyone. He served in the army in the Blackwatch in Gagetown from 1964-1972. Brian worked as commissionaire at the New Waterford Hospital where he retired from in 2009. Brian will be remembered for his many acts of kindness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. As per Brian's wishes there will be no viewing. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    02/21/2020 09:36:45
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 20, 2019 THURSDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 20, 2019 THURSDAY There were 5 obituaries published today GARY E. BROOKS - 59 YRS RENEE CARMELLA (FEIT) LANGER - 83 YRS MARY GEORGINA “DODIE” (MCGILLIVRAY) MACQUARRIE - 88 YRS MARY RITA (GAUDET) SAWLOR - 97 YRS BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS GARY E. BROOKS - 59 YRS BROOKS, Gary E. North Sydney It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we, the family announce the sudden passing of our dear son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many, Gary Ellis Brooks, age 59, at home on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Born and raised in North Sydney, on April 24, 1960, he was the son of Joan (Fitzgerald) Brooks and the late Irvin Brooks. Gary spent his early childhood summers sailing at the Northern Yacht Club, where he went on to become an active member and served on the board there. He joined the Canadian Militia during high school, served as a driver in Germany and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19 in North Sydney. Gary was a dedicated worker who started his career with Nova Scotia Power in Halifax, then Point Tupper in Port Hawkesbury and finished working at the Point Aconi Power Plant, close to home. A gentle soul with a heart of gold, Gary enjoyed a game of crib, a good crossword puzzle and spending time grabbing a coffee with his good friend Glen Buis. Gary will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his mother, Joan Brooks; his sister, Lynn (Ronnie) Ivey; his brothers, Ward (Debbie) Brooks, Jason (Amy) Brooks; also adored nieces, Carly and Haley Ivey; beloved nephews, Jason, Brandon and Kayden Brooks; and great-grandniece, Abigail. He was predeceased by his loving father, Irvin Brooks; in 2006, as well as his much-loved sister-in-law, Maxine Young. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service for Gary will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> RENEE CARMELLA (FEIT) LANGER - 83 YRS MARY GEORGINA “DODIE” (MCGILLIVRAY) MACQUARRIE - 88 YRS MacQUARRIE, Mary Georgina ‘Dodie’ New Waterford It is with sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Georgina (McGillivray) MacQuarrie on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the New Waterford Hospital surrounded by love from her family and close friends. Dodie was the eldest of seven children born to George and Winnifred (Duffney) McGillivray on September 8, 1931 in New Waterford where she lived and raised her family. Dodie was a lifelong member of St. Leonard’s Parish, the St. Anne’s Society and the K.O.C. Ladies Auxiliary. Dodie leaves behind her children, Jackie (Colonel), Linda (Tim), Danny (Rachael), Michelle (Pat); daughter-in-law, Fonda; 12 grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren; sister, Tecie; brothers, Ray (Carol) and Donnie (Donna); sisters-in-law, Ag and Carol, Margaret (Jim), Kay, Willena and Sadie; brothers-in-law, Tom (Yvonne) and Gerry along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dodie was predeceased by her husband, John; son, George; sister, Otie (Lorne); brothers, Ekie and Eddie (Ann); sisters-in-law, Mary (Cecil), Anna and Bernice (Russell); brothers-in-law, Neil, Greg (Mary), DJ and Eddie. Special thanks to VON, Home Care, the doctors and nursing staff at New Waterford Hospital and Diane Burke for their kind and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow in St. Leonard's Parish Hall on Convent Street. Burial will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Diabetes Canada, Cerebral Palsy Organization or a charity of choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> Rest in Peace Ma, your suffering is at an end. We will miss you but are happy you are at peace. MARY RITA (GAUDET) SAWLOR - 97 YRS SAWLOR, Rita It is with great sadness that we, the family of Rita Sawlor, announce her passing. The matriarch of our family passed away on February 18, 2020 surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Born Mary Rita Gaudet on June 23, 1922 to her late parents, Lena Thibodeau and Patrick Gaudet. She was from a loving family of eight girls. She would often reminisce about life with her sisters, her neighbours and growing up on Inglis Street. As a child, Mom attended Constantine School. She went on to attend Holy Angels High School which, at the time, was in the attic of the convent. Being raised in a home where prayer was at the forefront, she walked to Sacred Heart Church every day to attend morning mass before her classes. She was a hardworking student, and went on to obtain her Business Certificate. She worked in her younger years on Charlotte Street for Hugh MacLeod. She loved to skate and dance both for social reasons and as a way to exercise. She loved to laugh and have fun. She spent a lot of years swimming at Polar Bear in South Bar where her family had a cottage. Swimming would continue to be a big part of her life as she swam each day at the Kiwanis pool well into her nineties. She met many friends here including Judy Butler, who always included mom at their after swim breakfasts. During the war years, she met and married our father, Bob Sawlor. Together they went on to have seven children. Dad built our family home on Sutherland Street where we would go on to have life long friends and neighbours. One of Mom’s many blessings was that she was able to stay in our family home all of her life. She enjoyed her garden, the swing on her veranda, and sitting on her back deck to read. Mom was a devout Catholic and enjoyed being able to walk to St. Theresa Church every day. She was always praying for her family and had a deep connection to both St. Theresa and St. Peo. Mom, along with Rita Wall and Tony MacKinnon founded the St. Theresa’s prayer group. She found comfort and friendship in this group, which still exists today. She was a lifelong active member of St. Theresa CWL. She was a beautiful sewer. She loved using her hands to be creative. She used her talents to make many crafts and homemade quilts over the years, and donated many of these items to the CWL Fall Fair. Mom was also active in her card club of fifty years with her good friend Ann Boutilier. We will miss our mother more than words can say. She was wise, practical and believed strongly in using common sense. She led by humble example and was a role model to all of us. Her motto in life was to try to eat right, exercise, laugh, say her prayers and enjoy her family. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Lena and Patrick Gaudet; her husband, Bob Sawlor; her children, Greg and Brenda; her grandchildren, Lindsay Sawlor, Jason Sawlor and Sara Joseph and her sisters, Marianne, Marguerite, Sister Francis, Ena, Patricia and Genevieve. She is survived by her children, Walter (Elaine), Rick (Paula); daughter-in-law Sharon, Brad (Rhona), Karen (Dave) and Donna (Craig); sister, Louise MacDonald; her 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Friday at TW Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 with a Funeral Mass on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Theresa Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/>“Mom…Thank you for all the beautiful memories that you and dad gave to us. We will carry you with us every day. Your love and laughter will be our guide.” BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS WHALEN, Brian Feb. 10, 1947-Feb. 15, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Whalen, age 73, beloved husband, father and brother on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary. Brian was born in Halifax and moved to New Waterford in 1974 after marring his wife of 47 years, Eleanor Connors. They had one son whom he loved dearly and enjoyed fishing, golfing and hunting with. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Betty (Henderson). Surviving are his brother, Jim (Jacqueline), White's Lake; sister, Susan, Halifax; bother-in-law, Jim Connors, Sydney; aunts, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and his best friend, Fred Connors. Where ever Brian travelled he always enjoyed starting a conversation with everyone. He served in the army in the Blackwatch in Gagetown from 1964-1972. Brian worked as commissionaire at the New Waterford Hospital where he retired from in 2009. Cremation has taken place under the diretion of Dartmouth Funeral Home. As per Brian's wishes there will be no viewing. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    02/20/2020 09:15:54
    1. [NS-CB] Inverness Oran Deaths JANUARY 19, 2020 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Inverness Oran Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>>www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Inverness Oran Deaths JANUARY 19, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 3 new obituaries published today MACDONNELL, RODERICK BERNARD “RODDIE” - 86 YRS CORMIER (RAMARD), MARIE LORRAINE - 86 YRS POIRIER, PAUL NAPOLEON - 87 YRS MacDONNELL Roderick Bernard ‘Roddie' MacDonnell (May 3rd, 1932 – February 5th, 2020). Roddie passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday, February 5th, at the age of 87. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lillian ‘Rita’ (nee MacDonald) (2016). Loving father of Bernard (Sharon), Gary, and Kelly (Rob) Sutherland. Cherished grandfather of Joshua (Becca), Alex, Marshall (Becca), Sam, and Maggie. Dear brother of Colena MacMillan, Lawrence (Charlotte) MacDonell, and Annie MacLellan. Predeceased by his brothers, John A., Donald, Malkie, Alexander, Angus, John Francis, Alex Duncan (A.D.), Jerome, and Collie; and by his sisters, Margie MacDonald, Mary Janet MacMillan, Rita McClinchey, and Cassie Taylor. Rod was born in Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to John Andrew and Mary Cassie MacDonnell. He was the 14th of 17 children. He described fond memories of his youth in Mabou, working on the family farm, getting into trouble with his brothers and enjoying the many dances and house parties of the area, where he met the love of his life, Rita, for the first time. Jobs were not plentiful in Cape Breton and Rod left home in 1952 to find work. His travels took him to Quebec and Ontario, where he found a variety of jobs, including working as a deckhand on the steamships of the Great Lakes and steel rigger tunnelling in Niagara Falls, where he helped build one of the tunnels that moves water from the Niagara River to the Sir Adam Beck power plant. Rod eventually joined his brothers, A.D. and Alexander in Sudbury, where he worked in the mines of northern Ontario ‘shaft sinking.’ It was here that he and Rita crossed paths again when Rod’s brother, A.D., married Rita’s sister, Frances. Rod saw Rita at the wedding and it was “love all over again.” Rod and Rita were married in 1958 and settled in Temagami, where their two sons, Bernie and Gary, were born. They moved to Niagara Falls in 1965 when Rod was hired at General Motors. It was here that they bought their first house and their daughter, Kelly, was born. Niagara Falls remained Rod’s home until his passing. When not working at GM, Rod loved to spend his free time staying fully informed on current events, attending dances in Toronto with Rita, running to keep fit, and his favourite – driving. Rod had a real love of cars – fixing them, driving them, or telling people about them; he could answer almost any question you had about a vehicle, whether GM, Ford, or Chrysler. Rod retired from his job as a tow motor operator at GM in 1993. Always a great ‘handy-man,’ Rod busied himself in retirement collecting and recycling scrap metal. He always liked to have extra cash in his pocket, which he was eager to spend taking his friends and family out for dinner. Rod and Rita enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. over the years, but going ‘home’ to Cape Breton was their favourite vacation plan, where Rod could reconnect with family and friends, enjoy lots of tea, biscuits, and country cheese, and demonstrate his prodigious step-dancing skills. Sadly, Rod lost his vision in 2005, but continued to live life to the fullest extent possible, enjoying visits with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, keeping fit on his treadmill and, of course, staying up-to-date on the daily CNN coverage. Rod was fortunate to be able to remain in his own home with the support of his son, Gary, until his admission to hospital three weeks and five days prior to his passing. A loving and supportive husband, father, brother, and friend, he will be dearly missed. A funeral mass was held for Roddie at St. Thomas More Church in Niagara Falls on February 8th, followed by the Rite of Committal at Fairview Cemetery and a reception at Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., where family and friends enjoyed sharing fond memories of Roddie. Online condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Vincent de Paul Society, in memory of Rod. CORMIER Marie Lorraine Cormier, age 86, Cheticamp, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 11th, at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. She was the daughter of the late Pepin and the late Sophie (Arsenault) Ramard. Lorraine was a hardworking mom who gave her undivided love to each and every one of her children. She was an excellent cook and baker. She loved a good game of cards, knitting, reading, bingo, shopping, and travelling, in her best years. Since her arrival at the Foyer Père Fiset, she would appreciate the solitude of her room, but still loved to receive visitors to play “crazy eights” and chat. She was forever grateful for the good care she received at the Foyer. She loved you guys. She is survived by sons, Phillip (Winny), Shubenacadie, Samuel (Amelia), Edmonton, Alberta, Leonard (Claudia), Cheticamp, and Camille (Lucille), Cheticamp; daughters, Yvette (Gerard), Fredericton, NB, Lucille (Alfred), Cheticamp, Monique (Cyril), Cheticamp, Stella (Steven), St. Joseph du Moine, and stepdaughter Denise (David), Cheticamp; grandchildren, Christian, Aaron, Natalie (Robert), Shauna (Tyler), Byron (Jillian), Jennifer (Aneill), Joanne (Jason), Lindsey (Logan), Ellen, Gabe, Camren, Jakob, Keigan, Zachary; great-grandchildren, Elliott, Jacob, Julien, Allison, Ava, and Giana. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Gabriel Cormier and long-time companion of 20 years, Leopold Chiasson; brothers, Moise, Alex, Joseph, Jean-Paul, Patrice, and Albert; sisters, Mathilda, and Lucy Mae. Funeral mass was Saturday, February 15th, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca. POIRIER With great sadness we announce the passing of our father and friend, Paul Napoleon Poirier of Inverness, formerly Cheticamp, age 87, on February 6th. Paul was predeceased by father, Mose Poirier, and mother, Catherine Poirier; son, Joseph and son, Raymond; as well as sisters, Margaret and Veronica. Paul is survived by sisters, Annie, Mary Ann (White), and brother, Eli. He is also survived by daughters, Maria, Loretta, Margaret, Pauline, Bernadette, Rita; and sons, Gerald, John, and Thomas, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paul adored his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved fishing and spending time at Lake Ainslie with family. He will truly be missed. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Paul’s life will take place at a future date.

    02/19/2020 11:52:30
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY There were 5 obituaries published today LEONARD JAMES BONNAR - 57 YRS SHEILA VIOLA (MACLEAN) BURNS - 81 YRS DOROTHY BERNICE (RICHARDS) KENNEDY - 67 YRS HARTLEY “BUD” LOGAN - 70 YRS RAYMOND “RAY” RYAN - 61 YRS LEONARD JAMES BONNAR - 57 YRS BONNAR, Leonard James Alder Point It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our brother, father, grandfather and uncle, Leonard James Bonnar, age 57, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at home. Born in Alder Point on November 11, 1962, he was the son of the late Gerald and Goldie (LeBlanc) Bonnar. Lenny spent most of his earlier years in St. Catharines, ON, but chose to come back home to Cape Breton. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing and nature walks. He was a loving father to his daughters, Alyssa (Joe) and Brooke (Brandon), and his son, Tommy (TJ). He also leaves behind to mourn his granddaughters, Hannah, Jenna and Alaina; brothers, Charles (Terry) and Willard (Rosemary); sisters, Doreen, Florence (Elmer), Bonita (Dale), Christena (Maurice) and Catherine, and lots of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Gerald (Cat) and Eric; brother-in-law, Joe Smith, and nephews, Jacob and Jamie. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Eugene Ignacio and staff, the EHS and CBRP responders, and friend Norma. Cremation has taken place. His family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m., in the funeral home, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> SHEILA VIOLA (MACLEAN) BURNS - 81 YRS BURNS, Sheila Viola MacIntyre Lake, Richmond Co. It is with great sadness that we the family of Sheila, age 81, announce her passing in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Born in Sydney on December 7, 1938, to the late Harry and Florence (Mann) MacLean. She was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Danny. In Sheila’s younger years she worked at the fish plant in Louisbourg. She enjoyed knitting; dancing, going to concerts, entertaining family and friends and playing the piano and accompanying many fiddle players around Cape Breton. Sheila took great pride in always showing off her jewelry and her fancy nails. Her most enjoyment came from visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Sheila is survived by her daughter, Shelma (Mike) Ryan, Pleasant Hill; sons, Dana (Cathy), Port Hastings, Jerry (Carolyne), Truro; grandchildren, Kyle (Angela), Trevor (Keara), Crystal (Joel), Jenna (Tyler), Jayme (Fred), Ashleigh (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Nolan, Caelem, Reannah, Maggie and Rory; sister, Alice (Angus) MacLeod, Marion Bridge; brother, Sheldon (Clair), Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Sheila was predeceased by stepfather, Jim MacLean; stepfather, Kenny Morrison; precious granddaughter, Kristen; brother, Ralph. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury and from where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday with Lorna MacRury officiating. Burial will be in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury at a later date. Family flowers only please. Thank you to the staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the care given to Mom. Memorial donations may be made to The Kristen Ryan Memorial Bursary or to charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com <http://www.haverstocks.com/> “Heaven needed another angel, so God sent for her” DOROTHY BERNICE (RICHARDS) KENNEDY - 67 YRS KENNEDY, Dorothy Bernice Donkin It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Bernice, age 67, on February 6 after a brief illness. Bernice was a gentle and inspirational soul who dedicated her life to family and friends. After raising her son Robert, she performed office work in various locations in Canada and Europe, each time willingly sacrificing her career to follow her husband Hugh on military postings, where she managed all aspects of the family’s move, including overseas. She loved working in the yard and would spend all summer tending her garden and making use of her tractor (Hugh) to move plants between the front and back. She was an avid hiker, and especially enjoyed trips to the German and Swiss Alps with her husband, where her knowledge of the German language allowed them to travel with ease. She loved to cook, and especially bake, her desserts and lasagna always a highlight of any visit. She will be deeply missed by Hugh, her husband and love of over 50 years, and by her son, Robert, whom she spoke with almost every day. She was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Myrtle Richards. Bernice is survived by her son, John Robert (Esperanza) and granddaughter, Niskha, as well as her brother, Brent (Debbie) Richards and grandson Darius and granddaughter Ayla. She will be loved forever by Hugh. As per her wish, there will not be a service. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.sydneycremation.ca <http://www.sydneycremation.ca/> Special thanks to John and Yvonne Kennedy and friends for their help during this difficult time. Please give someone special a hug on her behalf. HARTLEY “BUD” LOGAN - 70 YRS LOGAN, Hartley ‘Bud’ Sydney It is with great sadness that the family of Bud (Hartley) Logan announces his passing on February 3, 2020 in his home at the age of seventy. Bud was born in Saint John, NB but spent many years travelling throughout Canada and Europe with his career in the Armed Forces before settling in Sydney. In his youth, the son of Archer and Madeline enjoyed playing baseball and hockey, and in his later years he loved golf and darts. Bud was predeceased by his wife, Colleen. Bud is survived by his daughter, Joelle; grandson, Will; sisters, Shirley, Patsy and Barb; and brothers, Mike and Howard. He also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Greg McNeil, and family friend, Raylene Bennett. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.foresthaven.ca <http://www.foresthaven.ca/> RAYMOND “RAY” RYAN - 61 YRS RYAN, Raymond ‘Ray’ Whitney Pier It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Ray Ryan, 61, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather to-be, on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was the son of Mary (Nowak) and the late Raymond Ryan. He is survived by his loving wife, Beth (Chittick) and sons, Raymond David (Stacey), Dartmouth, and Dylan, Whitney Pier. Ray is also survived by his mother, Mary; sisters, Donna (Ted) Gallivan, Judy, Carol (Paul) Kozera; brothers, Danny (Yvonne) and Darryl (Jackie), as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Ray was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Raymond and Patsy Chittick, formerly from Sheet Harbour. Ray loved his family fiercely, was protective of all their wants and dreams, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first grandchild. During his time off, Ray enjoyed spending time with his wife, Beth, and sidekick, Duke, especially their time on the front swing. He also liked to experiment with foods and was always trying to perfect his beets and kaputsa. Ray was great with the barbeque and was able to replicate his father’s steak and potatoes perfectly. He also enjoyed playing poker with his buddies and was a big Habs fan. Ray will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank the EMTs, the staff of both the Emergency Department and the CCU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care given to Ray during his time of need. A special thank you to Fr. Paul MacGillvary for his blessing and Fr. Paul Murphy who prepared Raymond for his final journey home. Visitation for the late Ray Ryan will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the Mass, a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral home. Private family internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ray may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or St. Mary’s Polish Church. 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 <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/>

    02/19/2020 09:50:38
    1. [NS-CB] Re: Barque Tamerlane Greenock Scotland to Sydney/ Gillis/MacLellan/MacDougall/MacDonnell/MacDonald/ Morar Scotland
    2. Colin Waye
    3. I picked up that original posting Anne Malone, most of us are interested in ships lists and they are impossible to come across.Even the exact year of arrival would be hard to pin down Here is the post; The 700 ton Barque Tamerlane departed Greenock Scotland on June 10, 1826 for Sydney. Arriving at Sydney late July, Early August of that year passengers with surnames such as Gillis, MacLellan, MacDonnell, MacDonald, MacEachern and MacDougall debarked at Sydney. Most of these people settled at SW Margaree or in the Mira Area. After making port at Sydney the Tamerlane continued on her way making port on August 4, 1826 at Quebec where another 55 Highland settlers debarked and settled at Glengarry Ontario. I am trying to put together a passenger list for the Tamerlane and would like to hear back from anyone whose ancestors landed in the year 1826. My hope is that I may be able to unravel possible family connections using the names of the ships passengers Regards J.R. Reid rootsweb NS-CB On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:01 PM Anne Malone <annemalone51@gmail.com> wrote: > I seem to have come across this query just as the list is about to sunset. > I don't know if jreid has completed this task as I am answering 6 years > later, but I have candidates for the Tamerlane passenger list and would > love to see the fruits of your search. Please contact if you are still > active. > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ns-cape-breton@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > -- *Colin Waye*

    02/18/2020 12:04:14
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 18, 2019 TUESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 18, 2019 TUESDAY There were 12 obituaries published today BERNARD MARTIN “BERNIE” CURTIS - 83 YRS BERNARD JAMES “BERNIE B” GOOGOO - 80 YRS CARL REGINALD HEAD - 90 YRS JOSEPH MAXWELL “BUTCH” HOFFMAN - 72 YRS ALEXANDER KENNETH “ALEX” MACGREGOR - 76 YRS MARY EDWINA (CHRISTOPHER) MATHESON - 91 YRS GENEVIEVE (FLEMING) MCPHEE - 96 YRS WESLEY MULLEY - 84 YRS WILLIAM GEORGE ODO - 63 YRS PAUL HAROLD RICHARDSON - MAJOR ROBERT PEDDLE - 80 RYS WILBERT WILLIAMS - 69 YRS BERNARD MARTIN “BERNIE” CURTIS - 83 YRS CURTIS, Bernard Martin Balls Creek It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bernard ‘Bernie’ Curtis, age 83, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Northside General Hospital, with his family by his side. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Gordon and Winifred Curtis, as well as his stepmother Eileen Curtis. Bernie joined the Canadian Armed Forces at age 17 and served as a member of the Black Watch. He also completed a tour in Egypt as part of the U.N. Peacekeeping mission. He later was employed with General Motors before moving back home to Cape Breton where he worked as a coal miner in the Prince Mine, retiring early due to illness. After retirement he developed a passion for working with wood and carving in particular. He spent many years carving various animals which can be found in homes all over the globe. Bernie is survived by his wife, Joan (O’Quinn) Curtis; his three children, Gus (Marion) Curtis, Cumberland, Maine, Emily (Todd) MacSween, Uxbridge, Mass., Bernadette (Bruce) Beaton, Leitches Creek. Also, by his six grandchildren, MacKenzie, Steven, Matthew, Alex, Grace, A.J.; his twin sister, Bernice (Simon) Fraser, North Sydney; sister, Linda (Donnie) Stewart, Merigomish, NS, and brother, Pat (Sylvia) Curtis of Moncton. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Cox and two brothers, Bruce and Blaise. The family would like to thank the staff of Harbourview Hospital, Veterans Unit and the Day Program staff as well as the nurses of 4 West unit at the Northside General Hospital. Visitation for Bernie will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Leo Cordeau presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veterans Comfort Fund or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> BERNARD JAMES “BERNIE B” GOOGOO - 80 YRS GOOGOO, Bernard James ‘Bernie B’ We’koqma’q First Nations It is with tearful eyes and heavy hearts that we, the family of Bernard James Googoo, age 80, announce that his golden heart stopped beating and his hard-working hands at rest. On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:33 a.m. at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Bernard took his final journey to reunite with his parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and lifelong friends in the spiritual realm; God proved us that he only takes the best. Bernie B, as he loved to be called, was born on July 19, 1939, to late Michael P. and Ellen (Sylliboy) Googoo in We’koqma’q First Nation, in the presence of his esteemed grandfather, Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy. Kji Saqamaw would then spend the coming months nurturing premature Bernie B until he was a healthy birth weight. Bernie was proud to be cared for by Kji Saqamaw. Bernie B was a great man who always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lip. He had the most caring personality, he loved hard and his family was the most precious love in the world to him. He was an extraordinary storyteller, whether it is legends or jokes, he always had the best comedic set up and timing. There was no doubt that you would leave him in awe from the amazing stories or still laughing from the jokes you heard, either way you left him better than you were when you arrived. Bernie B was the first We’koqma’q man to graduate from NSIT in Motor Vehicle Repair. In 1968, he received his 4-year apprenticeship. As such, he was huge a car enthusiast and collector of model cars. He was a jack of all trades, not only was he a mechanic, he also was a carpenter, plumber and could accomplish electrical work as well. If he didn’t know how to fix it, he could figure it out. He was so proud to also serve his community as a band councillor for many years. On his past time, he loved to enjoy nature. Whether it is bird watching on his back step, or out on the water fishing, he found beauty in the world. He loved boating and had owned the most unique boats in the past - including his prized possession - his very own “BERNIE B” boat. He was survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Jean, of 56 years, 1 month shy of 57 years; his precious gems, his daughter, Linda (Bobby); his sons, Dodd and Louie (Muriel); his grandchildren, Cassandra, Dakota, Avery, Dmitri, Storm, Lucinda, Robbi, Victoria, Lyndon, and Shane; his great-grandchildren whom he thought the world of; Sandreya, Elias, Zalie, Eden and Stannis; his loving sisters and bingo buddies, Anna (Francis) and Geraldine; adopted sisters, Barbara Matheson, Bridget Marshall, Matilda Koopman; godchildren, Herman Young, Harriet Nicholas, Sunshine Bernard, Michael Paul, Lillian Googoo, Vivian Googoo, Christopher Sealy, Roddie Paul, Mary Florence Bernard, Chuckie Peck, countless nieces and nephews; his best friend, Joe Mike. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Ellen; his siblings, William, Gabriel, Ryan J, Alex R, Stanley, Mary B, Germaine, Michael and Janet; his adopted brothers, Wayne, Henry, Donald; his highly esteemed godson and best friend, Sheldon Googoo Sr., and his best friend, Benjamin Bernard. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. LaFrance, Dr. Ritter, and all of the wonderful nursing staff at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital - thank you for taking such good care of our dad and for your hospitality. Special thanks to Kji Saqamaw Norman Sylliboy for your spiritual guidance in our time of need. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. for family and 4 p.m. for public at the We’koqma’q Community Hall, 15 Reservation Rd., l on Tuesday, February 18. Funeral Mass will take place Thursday, February 20, at 11 a.m. from Blessed St. Katari Parish Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’Koqma’q First Nation officiated by Father Conrad Edwards. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:www.haverstocks.com <http://www.haverstocks.com/> CARL REGINALD HEAD - 90 YRS HEAD, Carl Reginald Whitney Pier It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Uncle Carl on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney at the age of 90 years. Born on August 15, 1929 in Whitney Pier, Carl was the son of the late Adam and Louisa (Rolfe) Head. Carl worked away in Boston and Ontario for almost twelve years before returning to Cape Breton and working at the Cove Guest Home until he retired. He attended the Presbyterian Church in Louisbourg and had a keen interest in reading and memorizing scripture. Carl is survived by his brother, Bill (Tina); sister-in-law, Yvonne; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his siblings, Florence (Ches), Nancy (George), Mary (Edgar), Greta, Walter (Gladys), Rolf (Peggy), Earl (Louise), Melvin (Doris), Lillian (Billy), Clyde and four siblings in infancy, Nell, Adam, John and Cyril. Visitation for the late Carl Head will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Carl’s life will be held in the funeral home in the All Faiths Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Following the service, a luncheon will be held in the funeral home reception area. Interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier at a later date. Donations in Carl’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> JOSEPH MAXWELL “BUTCH” HOFFMAN - 72 YRS HOFFMAN, Joseph Maxwell ‘Butch’ Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Joseph Maxwell ‘Butch’ Hoffman on February 16, 2020 at the age of 72, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with loving family at his side. He was the son of the late Max and Sis (Catherine) Hoffman. Born in Glace Bay he resided in this community for the rest of his life. He worked for the former town of Glace Bay for almost 30 years where he was highly respected by many of its employees. In his younger days he was active in hockey, baseball, broomball and soft ball. Later he became a Minor Hockey League Coach. He was inducted into The Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1968 Oland’s Bay Boys and the 1971 Glace Bay Jr. Miners Baseball team. He was also inducted into the Glace Bay Wall of Fame and the Maritime Hall of Fame as a member of the 1968 Oland’s Bay Boys. Later in life he took up golf and was a member of Lingan Golf and Country Club where he enjoyed the friendship of many other golfers. He was especially close to his older brother, Jimmy. Together they played sports, travelled on family vacations and to hockey and ball games in Montreal and New York. Butch was an avid Montreal Canadiens and New York Yankee fan and was fortunate to travel to these cities to attend their games. He was very involved in family. He was the go-to-guy whenever problems arose, always ready with a helping hand and sound advice. Most winters he could be found at the local rinks with his two grandsons cheering them on. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Bishop); daughter, Lori; son, Kyle; grandchildren, Mitchell, Keighan, Kylie, Mannix and Kingston. He is also survived by brothers, Jimmy (Loretta) and Ralph (Belinda); sisters, Betty Saccary and Marilyn Sarty; sister-in-law, Terry (Doug) Sheppard; many special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, also his special buddy, Blake. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his youngest brother, Kenneth and brother-in-law, Bruce Sarty. According to his wishes cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, his ashes will be scattered by family in the spring. Special thanks to our families for all the love and support they have shown him during this time. He would have been so grateful to know how much they cared for him. Thank you also to the nurses, doctors of the ICU and Palliative Care. To Cori, and the paramedics who arrived on the scene our sincere Thanks. Thanks also to neighbours Mary Pat and Greg Gillis, Catherine and Bugs Seward, all those who visited, sent cards and food. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com <http://www.pattenfuneral.com/> HE IS GONE You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on. David Harkins ALEXANDER KENNETH “ALEX” MACGREGOR - 76 YRS MacGREGOR, Alexander Kenneth ‘Alex’ Sydney It is with deep sorrow that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of Alexander ‘Alex’ MacGregor on Monday February 17, 2020 at the A Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Pleasant Bay on March 20, 1943, he was the son of the late John and Georgetta (Moore) MacGregor. Alex started his career as a linesman with MT&T when he was just 17yrs old. After many years as a linesman he was promoted to Business Service Manager and continued with MT&T for a total of 34yrs retiring in 1994. Following his retirement he took on many volunteer roles such as President of the Telephone Pioneers, founder of the “Celebration of Light” in the United Protestant Church in Sydney River, he was actively involved with the United Protestant Church Brotherhood and also spent many hours volunteering for the Kettle campaign with The Salvation Army. In 2007, he embarked on a new journey which found him as a pulpit supply (lay minister) for the United Protestant Church. During his time as a pulpit supply, he spent many Sundays in Louisburg and Catalone where he met some wonderful people and made some very close friends. This was a responsibility he undertook with great pride and will always be remembered as a wonderful speaker. Alex is survived by his wife, Matilda (Royal); daughter, Cheryl Ann (Michael) Briggs; son, Sandy (Norma); sister, Mary Hope (Alex) Fraser; grandchildren, Isabel (Justin), Spencer (Kylie), Adam (Laura), Evan (Shelby), Andrew (Brittany); great-grandchildren, Mackenzie with whom he had a very special connection, Hudson and Violet. A special mention to Alex’s niece Brandy Legace whom he had a very special relationship with. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Donald Arthur. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the United Protestant Church of Sydney River. Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment will take place later in Pleasant Bay. A special thanks to the staff and physicians in the A Cala unit for their kindness and compassion during his stay. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Family flowers only. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed tosydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> MARY EDWINA (CHRISTOPHER) MATHESON - 91 YRS MATHESON, Mary Edwina Mary Edwina Matheson, age 91 of Aberdeen, Inverness Co., passed peacefully away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on January 24, 1929 in Tignish, PEI she was a daughter of the late Edmund Emmett and Mary Caroline (Kenny) Christopher. Mary Edwina was a stay at home Mom. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jean (Calvin) Munro; sons, James (Cathy) and Donnie; sisters, Teresa (Tom), Connie (Louis), Helen (Leo); brothers, Michael (Alice), James; grandchildren, Jennifer (Yon), Heather (Ian), Kaitlyn (Tom), James (Andrew) and Blair; great–grandchildren, Cameron and Leila. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Cameron; sister, Freda; brothers, Wilbert, Robert, Walter and Edward. A graveside service will take place in Little Narrows Presbyterian Cemetery at a later date in the Spring of 2020. Memorial donations in memory of Mary Edwina may be made to Bosom Buddies of Nova Scotia (www.bosombuddies.ca <http://www.bosombuddies.ca/>). Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com <http://www.haverstocks.com/> "Loved and missed by all." GENEVIEVE (FLEMING) MCPHEE - 96 YRS McPHEE, Genevieve Dartmouth It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Genevieve McPhee on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary at the age of 96. Born January 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Francis and Margaret (Somers) Fleming. She was the last surviving member of her family. Genevieve lived on MacLean Street, Sydney, NS for most of her life, moving to Dartmouth, NS in 1998. Genevieve is survived by her daughters, Margaret, SSND of Liverpool England, Carol (Lawrence Lewis) of Sydney, NS, Joan of Dartmouth, NS, Marcella of Edmonton, AB and Catherine (Peter Duggan) of Dartmouth, NS; sons, Ronald (Deborah) of Sydney, NS, Kenneth of Edmonton, AB, Gregory (Isabelle) of Sydney, NS, William (Sharon) of Dartmouth, NS, Stephen (Deborah) of Middle Sackville, NS, Robert (Elizabeth) of Dartmouth, NS, Wayne (Judy) of Calgary, AB, Glenn (Anita) of Dartmouth, NS and Peter (Sue) of Dartmouth, NS. Mom also had 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Louis Johnston McPhee. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Margaret, Angela, May, Madge, Kathleen (Kay), Ellen and Peggy, and brothers, Phillip, James and Thomas. Mom loved to be with her family. The reason did not matter as long as she was in the middle of the action. She loved being together for holidays, especially Christmas, Saturday night card games, and family meals. She will also be missed by her many friends at 59 Baker Drive. Thank you for your many gestures of kindness especially shuffling cards for her that allowed her to continue to play – a pastime that brought her so much joy. You never tried to visit her Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, as it interfered with 45s, Crib and Newfoundland Bingo games. No matter where a car was going, Mom liked to go along. She loved to saunter the aisles of Sobeys and Costco, cash in and purchase her scratch tickets and go to the casino. And, the day would not be complete without her daily crossword puzzle. Thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff of Unit 7.4 at the Halifax Infirmary for Mom’s care. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Christ the King Parish (St. Vincent de Paul Church) 320 Flying Cloud Dr., Dartmouth. NS on February 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be at Christ the King Parish (St. Vincent de Paul Church) on February 19 at 10 a.m., with Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Reception to follow in the church foyer. Interment will be held at a later date in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, NS. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northwood Manor, Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission or to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca <http://www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca/> WESLEY MULLEY - 84 YRS MULLEY, Wesley It is with profound sadness and heartbreak that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, Wesley Mulley. Wes passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2020. Wes was born in North Sydney on June 21, 1935, to the late J.W. and Marion (Harnem) Mulley. Early in life, Wes worked as an underground supervisor in our local coal mines for 38 years, eventually retiring from the Prince Mine. He was an active outdoorsman, fisherman and golfer. Loving the outdoors, he loved nothing more than spending a summer’s day at his favourite place in Ross Ferry, appropriately named “Mull’s Point”. Wes was a dedicated member of Wilson United Church in Florence until its closure in 2015, being the lone male choir member. He loved nothing more than going to church every Sunday morning to enjoy fellowship with his friends and to sing his favourite hymns. As a member of the Bras d’Or Seniors and Pensioners club, he enjoyed playing darts and bingo weekly with all of his friends, and most importantly, his special friend, Barbara Pyke. He was a talented self-taught musician, with the ability to play any instrument. He loved to play and sing along to his favourite tunes, and up until his passing, could be found watching old school Merle Haggard on “The YouTube” at any given time. Wes had an immense love for his children. Never one to want time alone, he was fortunate to have a close circle of family and friends always willing to provide support. He was a man of great compassion, kindness and generosity; he was full of love, life and laughter. He had the most infectious belly laugh and wanted everyone to laugh along with him. Dad was our rock, our confidant, and biggest supporter. He had an innate ability to detect when one of his loved ones was feeling low and would do his best to lift our spirits. He is survived by and will be immensely missed by his dear children, Cathy (Ian), Joanne, John (Janine), Sherry (Eddie) and Troy (Leanne); his grandchildren, who he always referred to as his “sweethearts”, Melissa (Rick), Griffin, Kiana (Kyle), Joy (Makyle) and Ty; great-grandchildren, Dean, Chanel and Atlas. Also, surviving Wes are his spouse, Joyce Mulley; sister, Marion ‘Mamie’ Johnstone; brothers, Wayne Mulley and John R. Mulley, and his long-time companion friend, Barbara Pyke. In addition to his parents, Wesley was predeceased by his siblings, Minnie, Murdock, Leonard, Angus, William, Ina May, Susan and Madeline, and his sweet grandson, Connor Wesley Mulley. Wes left this world the same way he lived, surrounded by everlasting love. Though he may have been a small man in stature, he had a presence that was larger than life. Wes could always be heard before he was seen, and we will miss hearing his stories. Our family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Northside Homemaker Service Society, the wonderful nursing staff of 4A and the Palliative Care Nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for taking such compassionate care of him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice Palliative Care Society at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. A private service will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.” WILLIAM GEORGE ODO - 63 YRS ODO, William George New Waterford It is with sadness we, the family, announce the passing of William George Odo, 63, of New Waterford on February 16, 2020 at New Waterford Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late William and Mary Odo. William is survived by four nephews, James Arsenault, George Porquet, Rick Arsenault, and Harry Porquet. Besides his parents, William was predeceased by sisters, Mary Porquet and Rosina Arsenault. As per William's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. A burial will be held in St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan, at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> PAUL HAROLD RICHARDSON - RICHARDSON, Paul Harold It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful and sudden passing of Paul Harold Richardson on February 12, 2020 at his home in Bedford, Nova Scotia. He was the son of the late George and Winnie (Gordon) Richardson. Paul will be forever missed by his loving wife, Sandra (MacMillan); his daughter, Karen (Stephen) Johnson of Sydney; his ‘boys’, Dean of Strathmore, AB, Scott (Kelly) and Adam (Ashley), both of Halifax, and his grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler of Halifax, and Cassidy of Strathmore. Paul’s biggest love in life and greatest joy was his family, they were his world. Also surviving are his sisters, Bernice (Gordon), Irene (Michael) and Beverly (Dan Neil), all of Sydney; niece, Wendy, and nephews, John, Michael and Stephen. Paul is also survived by in-laws, Thelma, Danny (Margie), Karen (Stanley) and Elliott (Kim) and families, including Leta who loved him dearly and “little buddy” Alexandra. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by first wife, Heather (Hill). Paul worked for over 30 years for Cape Breton Development Corporation followed by Seaboard Industrial Supply. Paul was a very well-respected and admired worker in his field. Paul was never the loudest person in the room, but to his family he was always the strongest. He made people laugh with his quick wit and honest observations. When his children, family or anyone else needed advice, he was the first person to call and never turned down a chance to help. He didn’t need to meet someone to care about them. He didn’t want us to worry about him, no matter the circumstances. Dad says goodbye with his children knowing just how lucky they were to have a father who wished for nothing but their happiness. We were always put first, and we were always loved unconditionally. We’ll carry him with us every day until we see him again. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating, immediately followed by a reception. Committal service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the MacMillan Memorial United Church (Catalone) or charity of choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel @ns.sympatico.ca <http://ns.sympatico.ca/> MAJOR ROBERT PEDDLE - 80 YRS PEDDLE, Robert, Major Sydney After 80 years of a life well lived, Bob passed away on the 16th of February, 2020. He spent 35 years of dedicated military service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. By his side were those who loved him the most, his wife of 60 years, Lorraine; his daughter, Marla, and beloved grandson, Matthew, who loved him as a father and grandfather. From a distance his much-loved nieces, Cindy, Lori and Shari, were also with him, along with many friends from afar. By request there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> WILBERT WILLIAMS - 69 YRS WILLIAMS, Wilbert Age 69, left this world in Neil’s Harbour, “the better rock”, on February 14, 2020. He was the son of the late Owen and Jean (Ingraham) Williams. His journey led him from his Cape Breton home to Saint Mary’s University (BComm ’74) to Revenue Canada. He, however, really embraced retirement back in Neil’s Harbour. His friends and colleagues found him to be loyal and trustworthy. His family knew him as a spirited and animated storyteller. His passion for politics often resulted in detailed and dynamic debate, where injustice was quickly recognized and called out. He was a sports fanatic, avid outdoorsman and a lover of music in its diverse forms. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Debbie (Ratcliffe); daughter, Erin Ellison (Jon); son, Patrick Williams (Marc); grandchildren, Petra, Catrina, Neo, Demitra, Lilly and Dylan; brothers, Fred (Jean) and Norman (Debbie); sisters, Donna (Murdock), Yvonne (Dave) and Beth (Andrew); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Neil’s Harbour at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. Memories and condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The family would like to thank the many who have eased the shock of sudden death, especially neighbours and first responders. This fine father, brother, uncle, cousin, husband, son and friend prepared us to see that you could be the change. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.” Go Huskies! Go Pack Go!

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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 17, 2019 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 17, 2019 MONDAY There were 0 obituaries published today PROVINCIAL HOLIDAY IN MOST PLACES: Family Day Also called Louis Riel Day (Manitoba), Islander Day (PEI), Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Nova Scotia) Observed by Alberta <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta>, British Columbia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia>, Manitoba <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitoba>, New Brunswick <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brunswick>, Nova Scotia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia>, Ontario <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario>, Prince Edward Island <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island>, Saskatchewan <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatchewan> Date Third Monday in February 2019 date February 18 2020 date February 17 2021 date February 15 2022 date February 21 Frequency annual Yukon Heritage Day Official name Yukon Heritage Day Observed by Yukon <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukon> Date No consensus. Arguably last Friday of February, Friday before last Sunday of February, etc. Frequency annual

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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 15, 2019 SATURDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 15, 2019 SATURDAY There were 14 obituaries published today RAYMOND “DOUG” ELLSWORTH - 66 YRS ROBERT R. EVANS - 76 YRS ERNEST PATRICK FRASER - 84 YRS LORNA JEAN (ASPINALL) HEXAM, RN - 76 YRS VERONICA IRENE HILL - 66 YRS PIUS PATRICK KEOUGH - ALBERT RICHARD LEWIS - 85 YRS MICHAEL JOSEPH MACDONALD - 80 YRS IDA ELIZABETH MACDONALD - 1919 DANIEL PETER “DAN” MARAGONI - 87 YRS ALLAN “AL" PACE - 81 YRS JOHN DANIEL RAFFERTY - 59 YRS BRIAN JOSEPH ROACH, RCMP - 69 YRS MARJORIE MARGARET “MARGE” (BUTLER) WADDEN - RAYMOND “DOUG” ELLSWORTH - 66 YRS ELLSWORTH, Raymond “Doug” It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and nephew on February 14, 2020, his 66th birthday, in the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his loving family at his side. Doug grew up in Dominion and was the oldest son of the late Richie and Jenny Ellsworth. In his younger years, Dougie trained horses along side of his father and never missed a race day at Tartan Downs with his brother Jackie and son Richie. Dougie worked many years in the 26, Prince, Phalen and Lingan Mines. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Theresa; son, Richie (Carey); daughters, Jennifer (Andy) and Nancy (Belinda). He was Poppie to Nathan, Nicholas, Brayden, Jordan, Payton and Lucas. He was brother to Jackie (Sandra), Joanne (Joe), Michelle (Doug), Bernie (Nancy), Sharon (Myles), Mardi (Robert) and Tommy, and also uncle and great uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father, Richie in 1998; mother, Jenny in 2007; and nephew Chad in 2004. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. (902) 849-4199. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport with Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> He will forever be loved and missed. ROBERT R. EVANS - 76 YRS EVANS, Robert R. Sydney Mines It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Robert R. Evans, age 76, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born February 28, 1943 in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Adair) Evans. Robert had been employed with Proctor & Gamble papermill in Toronto, Ontario for over thirty years. He and his wife Donna moved to Sydney Mines in 2006 to spend their retirement years back home in Cape Breton. Robert was a regular Saturday patron at the Northside Downs in North Sydney where he enjoyed watching the horse races. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Gardner) Evans; his two daughters, Nancy (Scott) Gray, Tottenham, ON, Deborah Evans, Nanaimo, BC; his two grandchildren, Jesse and Justis; his sister, Betty Starratt; brother-in-law, Bill (Jean) Gardner; sister-in-law, Diane (Ray) Clarke and by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Leo “Bud” Evans and sister, Jean Bragg. Visitation for Robert will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, followed by prayers with Rev. Douglas Beck. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> ERNEST PATRICK FRASER - 84 YRS FRASER, Ernest Patrick GREENWOOD It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ernest Patrick Fraser (born January 24, 1935 in Sugarloaf, Cape Breton, NS) on February 11, 2020. Ernest was raised in Meat Cove, Cape Breton, NS and joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a young man. He proudly served in the Canadian military for 32 years, taking part in peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, being stationed at posts across Canada and in Germany, and raising a family. Despite not having come from a privileged background, a source of pride for him was completing his Public-School Education (GED) and finishing his military career with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was a good guitar player and singer and he instilled a love of music (traditional Cape Breton, in particular) in his children. He was raised on an ample supply of Cape Breton fiddling, courtesy of his adopted father. He was a strong, conscientious, attentive, and determined man who enjoyed his family and gained great satisfaction from all their accomplishments. He was a mentor, protector, teacher, and friend to us all and will be missed dearly. His love and influence live on. He was predeceased in 2000 by wife, Sarah Katherine Fraser, nee Matheson, (born 1935 in Gabarus Lake, Cape Breton, NS). He remarried in 2001 and lived in Greenwood, NS at the time of his passing. He is survived by daughter, Georgena Hardy (Bruce); grandchildren Diego Argaez (Charlene); great-grandchildren Matias, Quinten, and Isadora, Brent Hardy (Avery); great-grandchildren, Monroe and Mirren, Lindsey Cummings (Landon); great-grandchildren, Rowan and Shealon; son, Ernest Floyd Fraser (Diane); grandchildren, Rheanna Neidinger (Jordan), great-grandchildren, Xyla and Xephyr, Cameron Fraser (Corinne); daughter, Deborah Francine Fraser; grandchild, Ginger Farrah; son, Victor Conrad Fraser (Anne Marie); grandchild, Connor Patrick Fraser; wife, Carolyn Alberta Fraser, Carolyn’s family, with whom he maintained a close bond; daughter, Sherry Logan (David), her children, Natasha and Ryan; grandchildren, Aliyah, Destiny, and Layla; daughter, Patricia Bailey (Nick), and her children Jonathon (Tina) and Greg (Sarah). A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks go out to the 3rd floor medical staff at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS, to their dedication and professionalism attention to Ernest’s care and peaceful passing. Thank you particularly Dr. Klippenstine and Dr. Kelly. Donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to Ostomy Halifax at https://www.ostomyhalifax.ca/ <http://www.ostomyhalifax.ca/> Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com <http://www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com/> LORNA JEAN (ASPINALL) HEXAM, RN - 76 YRS HEXHAM, Lorna Jean RN (Aspinall) Pickering, ON Lorna Jean Hexham passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2020. Born in Sydney Mines, NS, October 23, 1943. She was the daughter of the late James and Evelyn Aspinall. A graduate of Sydney City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC with a PG in O.R. She was loved and will be missed by her husband, Jack Hexam; sister, Janice (Shirl) Brown, Sydney Mines, CB; nieces, Lorna Jane Brown, Toronto, ON, Kathy (Phil) Summers; grandnephew, Ian, Halifax, NS; step-daughters, Lori (Bruce) Robertson and Patti (Bruce) Nashman; step-grandchildren, Brent, Alyse, Rachael, Hannah and Ben in Ontario. A sincere thank you to all who reached out to us at this time by prayer, thought, word or deed. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Ps. 46 V. VERONICA IRENE HILL - 66 YRS HILL, Veronica Irene Frenchvale We the family of Veronica Irene Hill, 55, are saddened to announce her passing on February 12, 2020 in the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen Hill. Veronica loved spending time at home with her family and her cats. Going for long or even short drives with Stephen was always enjoyable for her. She is survived by her life partner, Stephen MacKinnon; step children, Stephen Jr, Russ, Liam and Keelan as well as a brother, Clarence Hill. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Veronica’s life will take place this spring. Donations to the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.foresthaven.ca <http://www.foresthaven.ca/> PIUS PATRICK KEOUGH - 62 YRS KEOUGH, Pius Patrick It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Pius Patrick Keough at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 13, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Born on May 13, 1957 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Annie Mae (MacNeil) Keough. Pius worked many years at the Sydney Steel Plant and later as a burner mechanic. Pius had a very kind heart and sweet nature and would do anything for anyone. He was always willing to help someone in need. He was proud to be Mr. Fix-it, as there was nothing he couldn’t fix right again. Pius had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed sharing many stories over hot cups of tea. He loved watching old movies and reading a good mystery. Pius is survived by his brother, Sandy (Shirley) Keough, Halifax; sisters, Sharon (Earl) Covin, Halifax, Margaret (Frank) Horyl, River Ryan, and Mary (Jamie) Mansfield, Milton. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his best friend Mohamed Ammari. A special thank you to the staff at the emergency department and ICU Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their compassion and care. Special thanks also to his good friend Pat Power and to his extended next-door family, Krista and Dana. Cremation has taken place. As per Pius’ wishes, there will be a family burial at a later date. Donations to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com <http://www.mclellanfuneralhome.com/> ALBERT RICHARD LEWIS - 85 YRS LEWIS, Albert Richard Sydney It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Albert Richard Lewis on February 11, 2020, at his home in Sydney, with Shirley by his side. Born in Whitney Pier on May 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Launay) Lewis. Albert and Shirley were married for 60 years and she was his devoted caregiver for the last two years providing the loving care that only she could. Albert spent his working years as a mechanic for Rudderham's and B & M Burner Service, where he shared his expertise with many newcomers to the trade. Albert could fix anything and was a 'jack of all trades' and if he solicited your help with something, you were likely to be "just in time to be too late". He loved photography and taking family videos, even if his subjects did not. He enjoyed movies and had a display that rivaled the video shops of the day. His passion was always listening to music and searching for vinyl records and had compiled an impressive collection. It was his music that provided him comfort in his final days. He will be deeply missed by his family, all of whom he adored and especially took great joy in recent visits with his great-grandchildren. Albert is survived by his wife, Shirley (Stockley); son, Randy (Sherri), AB; daughter, Wendy Sue (Brian) Wagner, Sydney; grandchildren, Brandon (Mallory) Lewis, Brittni Lewis, Courtney (David) Campbell and Drew Wagner; great-grandchildren, Kinley and Kye Campbell; brothers, Jim, Nick and Steve, all in Ontario and several nieces and nephews. Albert was predeceased by sisters, Thelma and Judy; brothers, Eddy, Robert “Jeddy”, Bill and Wally and several nephews. The family would like to thank his homecare providers who took such great care of him, as well as becoming friends in the process. Thank you to the V.O.N. and all the other care providers involved in his care. You are all special people. Albert also looked forward to his Wednesday visitors, thank you for your friendship, Ron and Joe. There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. A family graveside service to take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> When the shadows of this life have gone, I'll fly away. MICHAEL JOSEPH MACDONALD - 80 YRS MacDONALD, Michael Joseph Michael Joseph MacDonald, 80, of Red Islands, Richmond County, passed away at Strait Richmond Hospital Evanston, Richmond County on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Born in Red Islands, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Campbell) MacDonald. Michael was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Johnstown. He is a retired Enforcement Officer with the Federal Department Fisheries and Oceans. Mike was quite the storyteller; he loved playing his fiddle, fishing and he was a middle-weight boxer in his younger years. Michael is survived by his wife, Judith of 48 years; daughter, Emily of Halifax; son, Donald of Bridgewater; his sisters, Marie (John) Burke of Port Hawkesbury, Eileen Sampson of Red Islands; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Reynolda MacDonald, East Bay and Anna MacDonald, L’Ardoise; brother-in-law, Malcolm MacDonald. Predeceased by his sister, Rita and two brothers, Jackie and James. There is no visitation by request, a Mass of Christen Burial will be held on Monday, Feb. 17th at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Johnstown, Richmond County, with Fr. John Yakes officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made directly to the Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the Care and Direction of Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard St. Port Hawkesbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made at: www.greensfuneralhome.ca <http://www.greensfuneralhome.ca/> IDA ELIZABETH MACDONALD - 100 yrs MacDONALD, Ida Elizabeth Ida Elizabeth MacDonald passed away peacefully at Seaview Manor on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Born to Jed and Mary Ann (Hill) Lewis on June 23, 1919. Ida is survived by her son, David; daughter, Sharon MacDonald. Besides her parents she was also predeceased by her husband, David MacDonald and one son, Lauchlin; her stepfather, Dan MacAulay; and siblings, Lil Scott, Alec Lewis, AD MacAulay, Kenny MacAulay, Fraser MacAulay and Doris Claptew; stepbrother, Robert MacAulay and stepsister Nellie Dowling. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2pm at Knox United Church in Glace Bay with Rev. Alison Etter officiating. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.pattenfuneral.com <http://www.pattenfuneral.com/> DANIEL PETER “DAN” MARAGONI - 87 YRS MARANGONI, Daniel Peter 'Dan' Daniel Peter (Dan) Marangoni, 87, of Glace Bay Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2020 at the Glace Bay Hospital after a brief illness. Dan was born in Glace Bay on September 13, 1932. He attended St. Anne’s School from Grade Primary until Grade Twelve, graduating near the top of his class in 1950 and attended Teachers College in Truro Nova Scotia where he met the love of his life, Marguerite, (whom he married in 1955) and taught briefly on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia until returning to his beloved Glace Bay in the mid 1950's. He worked various jobs over the next number of years until he started with the Co-operators as an insurance sales agent in 1965 where he worked until his retirement in 1994. Dan was an admired agent with the Co-operators, known and respected for always putting his clients first. Besides his tremendously successful career with the Co-operators, Dan was actively involved in the Credit Unions in Glace Bay, the Knights of Columbus, and Holy Cross Parish. Dan was a long serving and valued board member for the Coady Credit Union for over 50 years. Dan loved to tinker – he was the consummate jack-of-all-trades and thoroughly enjoyed being a backyard mechanic, plumber, and carpenter. He willingly and enthusiastically helped anyone who showed up in his yard with their cars, bikes, mowers, and cheerfully assisted friends and family (wherever they were) with their home improvement projects. Dan is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Marguerite; sons, Martin (Sandy), Gerry (Cindy); daughter, Marie; cherished friend who was like his son, Michael Mleczko (Lina); grandchildren, Chris, Rodger, Anthony, Matthew, and Jonathan; his sister, Genevieve (Shediac NB) and brother, Martin (Nanaimo BC), and numerous nieces and nephews from across Canada. Dan is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Catherine (MacMullin); father, Martino; sisters, Lenora (Ucluelet BC), Virginia (Mission BC), Gloria (Cowichan BC), and infant daughter, Mary. Visitation will be at TJ Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, (902) 849-4199, from 6-8 p.m., on Sunday, February 16, 2020. A Christian celebration of life will be held at Holy Cross Church on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11 a.m., with Father Norman MacPhee presiding; cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. “When God saw that you were tired And a cure was not to be, He put his arm around you And whispered come to me He didn’t like what you went through And he gave you a rest His garden must be beautiful He only takes the best” ALLAN “AL" PACE - 81 YRS PACE, Al Sydney With broken hearts, we, the family, regret to announce the sudden passing of an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Allan ‘Al’ Pace. Al passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Born May 31, 1938, in Halifax, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lottie (Allan) Pace. A graduate of Dalhousie University (B. Commerce ‘59), Al worked for various companies in the oil industry before founding Sydco Fuels Ltd., in 1982. He later expanded the company to include Scotia Propane. Al’s career included involvement with the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, CNIB, Sydney Harbour Port Association, Sydney Curling Club, Cape Breton Partnership, Regional Hospital Foundation, the Cove Guest Home, the United Way, Sydney Lodge #84, Cape Breton Shrine Club, Royal Order of Jesters and the Lingan Golf and Country Club. He was an original sponsor of the Cape Breton Christmas Daddies Telethon. In 1993 and 2002, Al received the Excellence in Business Award and was inducted into the Cape Breton Business Hall of Fame in 2007. For many years, he was an elder at First United Church, Sydney. In his earlier years, he was an avid golfer and curler. Al was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Barbara (McCann). They enjoyed many happy hours of boating on the Bras d’Or Lakes, as well as traveling with family and friends. He was predeceased by Barbara in 2018 after 53 years of marriage. Al is survived by his daughter, Cathy, Vancouver; sons, Dr. David Pace (Renée), St. Johns, NL, Michael (Karen), Sydney and Paul, Sydney. He was a loving grandfather to his six grandchildren, Abbygale, Sarah and Julia Pace, Kyle and Justin Pace and Derrick Dockrill and great-granddaughter, Adrianna Pace. He is survived by his sister, Ernestine Leahan, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Jane McCann, Halifax and Debbie (Harry) Mattinson, Sydney; and good friend, Debbie Dockrill. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, February 18 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Heather Wright officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Cancer Center at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca <http://sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca/> “He has slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God” JOHN DANIEL RAFFERTY - 59 YRS RAFFERTY, John Daniel John was just 59 years old when he passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. He was born on December 22, 1960 here in Glace Bay to Carmie and John. John met the love of his life when he first fixed his eyes on Bev (Axeworthy). Together they gave us three gorgeous little boys, Clint, Kyle and Stage and their beautiful sister, Ashley. These children adored their father, made him proud everyday and strived to make him happy. In return, John gave them his eternal love and he and Bev made sure that these children were in want for nothing. John was very close to his family and friends. He had a huge heart and wore it on his sleeve. He was generous and caring. He had the strength of a lion, but could be as gentle as lamb. With his very distinctive laugh to his big smile, he was “shake’n trees” wherever he went. John spent his entire career working at Sobeys, where he began working when he was 15 and was their loyal employee for the next 45 years. John worked hard, but always enjoyed his life. He lived that life according to his own terms and let no one tell him how to live it any other way… and believe me, I tried. John, would simply smile, chuckle to himself, look up at you, and shout “Hot Damn!!!!” John always lived in Glace Bay, but his mind always loved to travel. Whether he was simply expressing his persisting dream to visit Ireland, riding his Harley until he was thirsty or waking up at the crack of dawn and roaming the roads looking to spend time with family, friends, or strangers – anyone who would open their door to him and share some laughs and cries. When that door opened, you heard “What’s up cat or Hey babe”. John certainly made an impression on each one of us. There were many wonderful aspects to John’s life, and many ways that he touched our lives. We all have long-lasting, loving memories of this wonderful man. He will be remembered as a loving husband, a caring father, a grateful son, a wonderful brother, a generous friend and a friendly face that was standing in front of the meat room at Sobeys. In all these ways and more, he made our lives richer and fuller. Now that he has passed away, of course there is emptiness and pain, confusion and maybe even anger at death coming to a man of only 59 years, but in many ways, the gift of John’s life is still here with us. He lives on in our memories and stories, and in what all of us have become because of him. So I encourage you to share today, tomorrow and in the years to come - your memories and stories, and to share the pain of your loss as well. In this way we will keep the gift of John’s life alive. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10 a.m., with Fr. Duaine Devereau officiating, at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. (902) 849-4199. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> BRIAN JOSEPH ROACH, RCMP - 69 YRS ROACH, Brian Joseph (RCMP Sergeant ret’d) Passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at age 69. He was the son of the late John (Rory) Roach and the late Isabel (Mackie) Roach of Reserve Mines, NS. Upon completion of high school, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and proudly served 35 years with postings in Ottawa, Manitoba, and NS (Baddeck, Ingonish Beach, Pictou, Yarmouth, Sheet Harbour, Halifax, and New Minas). He is survived by his wife, Nancey of 42 years; his sons, Christopher (Julie Hathaway and granddaughter Madeline); Bradley, and Anthony, all of Vancouver, BC, and Andrew of Wolfville, NS. Surviving siblings, Donna (Eric) Cadegan of Glace Bay, NS, and Douglas (Charlotte) Roach of Gardiner Mines, NS. He was a devoted and loving father, husband, and brother. His presence and sense of humour will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Heartfelt gratitude to the countless medical professionals who took care of Brian over the last twenty years, and to his brother Doug, who made that time possible with his selfless organ donation. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation or the Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program at Acadia University. Remains are resting at Patten Funeral Home Glace Bay on Tuesday February 18 from 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church Reserve at 11a.m. Wednesday February 19. Online condolences can be made visiting: www.pattenfuneral.com <http://www.pattenfuneral.com/> MARJORIE MARGARET “MARGE” (BUTLER) WADDEN - WADDEN, Marjorie Margaret “Marge” (Butler) Glace Bay We are very sad to share our news that Mom passed away very peacefully on February 12, 2020, with her family at her side. Mom was proud to be a daughter of the late Uriah & Margaret Butler of Mello St. She was especially proud of her family: Debbie Matheson (son Hubert Wadden), Nancy Currie (Kevin, sons Allan & Adam), Jim (children Tanya, Morgan & Matthew). Mom is survived by her sister, Daisy Kaifosh; brother, Wilson (Georgina); sister-in-law, Patricia Butler-McPherson; many nieces & nephews and long-time friend, Susan Hiscock. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Laura Marsden-Harpell & Gertie Thomson; brothers, Willie & Cecil; and granddaughter, Sarah Lynn Currie. Nanny was a very loving grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family and always put family first. She loved watching her grandsons play hockey and listening to her favorite band ‘Highway 125’. She loved doing things for others. And she loved children. Mom lived her life with dignity. She loved a good laugh. She will be dearly remembered for her ‘beautiful baking’. Although she endured many days with rheumatoid arthritis, she was an impeccable crochetier & knitter. Anyone would be lucky to have been gifted one of her doilies, mittens or slippers. In younger years, she did some quilting & sewing. Marge was a long-time member of Branch 3 Wednesday Night Crib Club. She played darts regularly. She loved to play cards, going to dances, and even did some golfing. Our family would like to thank the many health care professionals who cared for her over the years. In honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St. A Celebration of Mom’s Life will be held Monday 11 a.m. at Patten Funeral Home. Interment will be held in the spring. Family flowers only please. To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank or charity of your choice. “I want to walk. I want to dance. I want to have fun.”

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