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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 27, 2019 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 27, 2019 MONDAY There were 9 obituaries published today THOMAS SHELDON “SHELLY” BRENNAN - 62 YRS JUDIGTH “JUDY” (APBLETT) CAREW - 74 YRS MARIE (PHILLIPPO) COLES - MAUREEN DELANEY - 62 YRS LEO JOSEPH “BIG LEO” MACNEIL - 75 YRS JOHN SCOTT MACDONALD - 60 YRS BERTHA MARGARET (ROSE) MCCORMICK - 72 YRS ERNEST “ERNIE” MCLEOD - 68 YRS JUDITH EVELYN “JUDY” (HAWCO) MURPHY - 73 YRS THOMAS SHELDON “SHELLY” BRENNAN - 62 YRS BRENNAN, Thomas Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Florence It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sheldon Brennan on January 21, 2020. Shelly was born October 1, 1957, he was the son of the late Gordon and Arthena Brennan. Shelly will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Eileen (Fry) Brennan, and his three children, James, Allison and Kathleen. A full obituary will be published in the Cape Breton Post at a later date. JUDIGTH “JUDY” (APBLETT) CAREW - 74 YRS CAREW, Judith ‘Judy’ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Judy Carew, 74, on Friday, January 24, 2020. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Mildred (MacLeod) Apblett. Together with George, her husband of 55 years, they built a loving home in Mira Road where they raised their family. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends at home, or at the bungalow, where many nights were spent hosting gatherings with hours of music and dancing. There didn’t have to be a special occasion for Mom and Dad to sing or dance. Mom truly cherished her quiet times at home spent with Dad. Growing up she loved sports, was an avid ice skater and played basketball for Holy Redeemer. She thoroughly enjoyed an active social life that included curling, darts, shuffleboard, and bowling. Mom always took the shortcut home. Her hearty laugh, warmth, and kindness touched every person she met. Her baking was her goodwill trademark, welcomed by everyone in times of celebration or comfort. Mom’s greatest joy was found in her grandchildren as she watched them grow and celebrated their every accomplishment with immense pride. Church and faith was an integral part of her life. As a member of the Anglican Church Community she was an active ACW Guild Executive member. She proudly served St. Alban’s church in numerous service ministries, as a reader, and as a choir member. Mom is survived by her loving husband, George; her three children, Ronnie (Keli), Howie Centre, Susan (Darren), Sydney, Jamie (Cheryl), Moncton; grandchildren, Abbey, Logan, Andrew (Caitlyn), Sam, Simon, Georgia, Julia and Isabella; sister, Suzanne Hussey, Sydney; brother, Johnny Apblett, Sydney; sister-in-law, Joan MacKenzie (Steve), Fredericton, Elaine Matheson (Martin), Sydney; brother-in-law, Leo Mombourquette, Sydney, and Kevin Carew, Sydney. She was predeceased by her sister, Dale Mombourquette; brother, Ronnie Apblett; nephew, Kirt Mombourquette; brothers-in-law, Louie, Emmett, Bernie, and sister-in-law, Shirley. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. in St. Alban’s Church, with Rev. Canon Brenda Drake, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice, or to St. Alban’s Church, Whitney Pier. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel/> .com or emailed to sydneymemorialchapel @ns.sympatico.ca <http://ns.sympatico.ca/> MARIE (PHILLIPPO) COLES - COLES, Marie (nee Phillippo) With broken hearts we, the family of Marie Alice Coles, are deeply saddened to announce her peaceful passing with her family by her side on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Born February 5, 1935 in Westmount, Marie was the first born of the late Desire ‘Feese’ and Annie (Thompson) Phillippo. In her early years she worked at Point Edward Hospital. Later she worked at the Sydney Detox Center. Mom was known as a hard worker who was a pleasure to work with. She was an avid bingo player and a lucky one at that, often came home with the prize for the “weekly jackpot” or the “around the world” or the “T”. Mom loved animals especially her beloved Shih Tzu, Muffin. She loved gardening and was a terrific cook, happy to feed whomever was around for dinner. Mom loved dancing and especially jiving to Elvis’s jail house rock. She had a youthful sense of humour that included a whimsical collection of cute plush animals. Mom was fascinated by golf and loved following her favorite players. Mom loved her family and was a devoted mother and wife. She was always the last one to sit down to the table at dinner, as she always made sure everyone was fed first. Her relationship with Anthony was truly special, they were best friends. Once they retired it was hard to find them apart whether it was camping, grocery shopping, or a Sunday drive to St. Peter’s for a hot dog. This bond extends to Bob and Helena whom were always around to lend a helping hand when needed or just to share some time around the kitchen table over a cup of tea. Even towards the end of her days her thoughts and memories were of her loved ones who had already passed, notably her father who she affectionally called “Grampy”. It warms our hearts to know that you will all be together again in heaven. Besides her parents, Marie was predeceased by her son, Freddie Snow and brother, Terry Phillipo. Marie is survived by her loving husband, Anthony of 45 years; daughters, Donna Snow (Christine Filipowich), Niagara Falls, ON and Debbie Ellerbrok (Gary), Vancouver, BC; son, Jonathan Coles (Krista), Dartmouth; stepsons, Keith Coles (Angie), Lindsay, ON and Tony Coles, Toronto, ON; grandchildren, Ariane Ellerbrok, Candice Kern (Rudy), Brittany Ellerbrok (Joey); Krista, Amanda and Kayla Snow; David Snow (Stacey) and Meaghan Snow-Clayton; Abbygail and Bennett Coles; Nicole, Michael, Kaitlyn and Nickolas Coles, along with many great-grandchildren. Marie also leaves behind brothers, Bob Phillipo (Helena), Westmount and Wannie (Jeroma) Phillippo, Port au Port, NL; many nieces, nephews and in-laws. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at the MacGillivary Guest Home for the care and affection that mom received during her time spent there. Especially, the compassionate care she received during her last weeks. There will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount on Thursday January 30 at 11 a.m., with Father Doug Murphy officiating. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery. The passing of Mom will leave a gaping hole in our hearts. When you think of her, please remember her warming smile, her infectious laugh and giving nature. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> MAUREEN DELANEY - 62 YRS DELANEY, Maureen We, the family of Maureen, are devastated and heartbroken to announce her passing on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born August 25, 1957 in Grand Etang she was the daughter of Martina (Doucette) Delaney and the late Peter Manuel Delaney. In the earlier years Maureen worked as a waitress at the Isle Royal Motel in Sydney. She loved living in Cape Breton and certainly had the humour of a true Cape Bretoner. She loved country music and for the most part it could be always heard from the road. Besides her mother, she is survived by her sister, Darleen Delaney (Willie Reynolds); niece, Michelle, and nephew, Ryan, all of Dartmouth. A private family service will be held at a later date in Grand Etang. A sincere thank you to the wonderful staff of the Cancer Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital that helped Maureen deal with her treatments over the last year. In memory of Maureen, she asks for people to just be kind to one another and live for today don’t worry about tomorrow. 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/> LEO JOSEPH “BIG LEO” MACNEIL - 75 YRS Mac NEIL, Leo Joseph ‘Big Leo’ did everything with style, splash and swagger. His departure on Thursday January 23, 2020 left us all aching and shaken. Leo was born April 15, 1945 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia to Michael Alphonse Mac Neil and Mary Elizabeth Nicholson. His childhood was brightened with siblings Kathleen and Frank. His accomplishments were many; valedictorian-St. Agnes HS, BSc-StFX, Med Lab Technologist- Dalhousie, graduate-Toronto Chiropractic College. His range of skills and accreditation supported 37 years at North York General Hospital and a successful Chiropractic practice. Among all this, the real magic of his life began when he shared a dance with Marilyn McMaster in the gymnasium of Mount Carmel 55 years ago. Their love is best reflected in the lives of their 5 children, 12 grandchildren and great-grandson; Elizabeth (William) Albers, Michelle (Timothy) Penman, Wendy (Richard) Mills, Lisa (Raymond) Powell, Jason (Tanya) Mac Neil, Elisabeth ‘Beth’ (Brad) Cole, Kelly, Jordan, Leo ‘Reggie’, Shauna, Sierra, Jessica, Bria, Sarah Grace, Duncan, Haidan, Madison and Wyatt. Leo’s legacy of strong faith, boundless love, fierce work ethic and outrageous story telling will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 with visitation at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow. Spring interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If desired, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by Leo’s family. To sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthesrdavidson.com <http://www.carruthesrdavidson.com/> JOHN SCOTT MACDONALD - 60 YRS MacDONALD, John Scott Loving brother and uncle, December 30, 1959 - January 18, 2020. Scott was born in Kitchener Ontario as a young child he moved to Glace Bay Nova Scotia as a young man he moved to Mississauga, ON where he worked in the movie industry for many years. He later returned to Glace Bay where he continued to work in the movie industry alongside some of great actors. Scott a man with a big heart and always helping others. Scott is survived by Fabian MacDonald, Mississauga, ON, Cam MacDonald (Janet), BC, Lana Turnbull (Lorne King), Alberta, Vanessa (Jim) Lattin, Florida, Candy (Philip) Miller, Alberta, Rolland Delaurie, ON. Scott was predeceased by parents, Herbert and Margaret MacDonald, Herbert L. MacDonald, Anthony Cameron, Allen MacDonald, Hope Conners, Lavern MacDonald, Caroline Delauriea. Our hearts are heavy. He is so deeply missed by nieces, nephews and friends. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. BERTHA MARGARET (ROSE) MCCORMICK - 72 YRS McCORMICK, Bertha Margaret (Rose) Sydney Mines It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Bertha Margaret McCormick, announce her passing on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in North Sydney on January 17, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Clara (Pieroway) Rose. She was an Associate member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83 of Florence, as well as a member of Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club. She was an avid cribbage player, holding a perfect “29” cribbage hand several years ago, also Scoring 180 points while playing darts. Bertha is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Lenny; daughter, Rhonda (Murphy); sons, Lenny (Tina) and David (Tonya). She was a loving grandmother to Tyler, Keagan, Samantha, Shaelene, Lenny (Kayla), Brianna, Colton (Alicia), Breagh and Matthew (Becca); a great-grandmother to Lenny, Grace, Kourtney, Layla, Johnny, Jordyn and Lauren. She is also survived by siblings, Ronald (Shirley), Jackie (late Sarah), Jimmy (Wilma), Lou (Paulette), Ada (late Darrell), Gordon (Viola), Theresa, Alvina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank (Heather), Danny (Charleen), Patricia (Floyd), Mary, Ray (Linda), Lena, Agnes, Billy, Chick (AnnMarie); Donna (late Jerry), Diane (late Andrew) and Uncle Jim MacDonald; special friends, Diana Aubrecht, Sharon and Pat; many special nieces and nephews, including Betty Foster (Cyril) and Sue Cox (Guy). Besides her parents, Bertha, was predeceased by her siblings, Dave, Maurice, Wilfred, Jerry, Andrew, Ann, Nellie, Edith, Ruby, Gertrude, Pamela, Zita, Matilda and Brenda; father and mother-in-law, Leonard and Theresa McCormick; brothers-in-law, Joe and Charlie. Visitation for Bertha McCormick will take place Monday (today), January 27, 2020 in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in Bertha’s memory may be made to Palliative Care Unit, CBRH or to charity of choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> ERNEST “ERNIE” MCLEOD - 68 YRS McLEOD, Ernest ‘Ernie’ New Waterford With heavy hearts we regret to announce the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ McLeod, at the age of 68 on January 23, 2020, after a brief battle with Cancer, Ernie passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford, Ernie was the son of William and Nellie (Bishop) McLeod. At a young age, Ernie learned to support his family when his father passed away. This began a devoted life of hard work and hospitality. In addition to working full time, Ernie made it his life's purpose to take care of others. He met his one true love, Emma Ryan, and their first date was to her high school prom. She says he taught her what true love is, and they married just four months later! Ernie was an exceptional role model for his two sons. Strong and hardworking men; their wives are forever grateful to Ernie. Every morning he made breakfast, sending them to school with hearts as full as their bellies! Firm but affectionate, he ran a tight ship without a heavy hand. The immense respect they have for their father is a testament to the kind of man he was. A true gentleman who opened his home to everyone, Ernie's kitchen was like Grand Central Station. He was an excellent chef and baker, and somehow always had enough to go around. He enjoyed watching wrestling pay-per-views with his grandchildren and was so proud of them all. He did not like to be in the spotlight, but preferred to sit back and take it all in. His excellent listening skills made him a story-teller extraordinaire! He seemed to know everything that was going on and had a way of convincing us he was right (and sometimes he really was). He loved to laugh and to make others laugh. A humble man who didn't have much but was rich with love. Standing room only in his final hours confirmed just how fortunate he was and blessed are we who loved him. Ernie worked as a Custodian for St. Agnes and Central schools until suffering a debilitating work injury. Tough as nails, he faced many medical challenges - bouncing back like a cat with nine lives. He survived four heart attacks and a stay in Intensive Care battling pneumonia. He didn't really slow down after a leg amputation and continued to cook and clean from his wheelchair. Never 'disabled' - he continued to take care of his family and never complained. Up until the day he died, when asked how he was doing, Ernie still replied, "not too bad”. Ernie is survived by his true love of 43 years, his wife Emma, who he cherished. Also surviving are his sons, Greg (Bev) and Brian (Denise); sister, Susan (George Campbell); brothers, Alex (Delphine), George (Mary), Ken (Diana) and Fred (Ella); brother-in-law, Jim Funderburke, and sisters-in-law, Gracie (Bobby Timmons) and Thelma (Jerry). Also grieving his loss are his grandchildren, Ruby, Thomas, Katie, Dominic and Maria; special nephews, Matthew (Melissa) and Kristopher (Jocelyn) Campbell, and many nieces, nephews, and loyal friends. Along with his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his parents-in-law, Marilyn 'Bucky' and Gerard 'Boom Boom' Ryan; his sisters, Sheila Petrie, Rose Funderburke, Geneva Brown; brother-in-law, Jim Brown; brother, Charles 'Chubby', and two brothers in infancy. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. There will be a celebration of life on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Leonard's Parish in New Waterford, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Following Mass, please join the family for a reception at the KOC hall on Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre or the An Cala Palliative Care. Online condolences may be made at www.foresthaven.ca <http://www.foresthaven.ca/> “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” - Ernest Hemingway JUDITH EVELYN “JUDY” (HAWCO) MURPHY - 73 YRS MURPHY, Judith Evelyn (Hawco) Sydney Feb. 16, 1946 – Jan. 25, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judy Murphy, 73, on January 25, 2020 at MacGillivray Guest Home in Sydney. Judy worked for many years as a crossing guard on Prince Street in Sydney before retiring in 2011. She was well known for her cooking and enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She loved to spend time in Irish Vale and adored her children and her grandchildren. Judy is survived by her two sons, Shane (Michelle) Murphy and John (Donna) Murphy, all of Sydney; her six grandchildren, Kelsie, Brett, Brianna, Luke, Cole and Maria. She is, also, survived by her sisters, Carol MacKinnon of New Waterford and Patricia (Elmer) Ranni of Sydney; three brothers, Jack (Mary), Donnie (Sharon) and Barry (Joanne), all of Sydney, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her partner, Danny (Bud) MacDonald; her parents, Tim and Gladys Hawco and one brother, Tim ‘Buddy’ Hawco Jr. The family would like to thank the staff of MacGillivray Guest Home and Dr. Archibald for the care and compassion shown to Judy. A funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whitney Pier Youth Club 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 [email protected] <http://[email protected]/>

    01/27/2020 06:16:22
    1. [NS-CB] SANCON, SAMSON, SAMPSON
    2. Theresa Goss
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    01/25/2020 05:35:40
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 25, 2019 SATURDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 25, 2019 SATURDAY There were 12 obituaries published today DOUGLAS CLARENCE COOK - 65 YRS GARY “SONNY” HILLMAN - 90 YRS ROBERT HORNE - 91 YRS CATHERINE DOROTHY (LEBLANC) LYNK - 87 YRS PATRICIA ANN “PATSY” MACEACHERN, LPN - MARGARET MARIE MACLEOD - 48 YRS MYRNA JEANETTE (ROBAR) SANDERSON - 88 YRS ALYMER TURNER - 91 YRS MARJORIE (STEWART) WALKER - 84 YRS FERN “TRACY” (WHELAN) WALSH - 60 YRS FRED WHYTE - 69 YRS RALPH BERNARD WILLIAMS - 84 YRS DOUGLAS CLARENCE COOK - 65 YRS COOK, Douglas Clarance It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather, Douglas Clarance Cook on January 22, 2020 after a brief illness. Doug was a proud Cape Bretoner, born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia on December 10, 1936. He graduated from Central High in New Waterford in 1954. In school he was a gifted basketball player (winning Provincial championship), rugby player and musician. Following graduation, Doug was employed by the Royal Bank where he worked at various branches throughout Nova Scotia. At just about the same time, he won the heart of Geraldine (Dean) Carrigan, the woman he adored and who would be his wife for 60 years. They were blessed with four children, Doug, Wayne, Darrell and Tami. In 1963, Doug became an investment advisor with Eastern Securities in 1963. In 1973 he became General Manager of the Kings Mutual Insurance Company in Berwick retiring in 1996. Doug was an avid member of Holy Trinity Church in Middleton and the St Francis Church in Bushnell, Florida. Some of his past accomplishments included: Queen Scout, District Commissioner Scouts Canada, Board Chairman, Nova Scotia Community College (Annapolis Campus), Vice Chairman Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Board, Vice Chairman Nova Scotia Pulp Wood Marketing Board, President Annapolis East Progressive Conservative Association, Founding Director and President of the Maritime Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC), Founding Director and President of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC), Director of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies USA (NAMIC). Under Doug’s tutelage, Kings Mutual grew to be one of the most successful Mutual Insurance Companies in Canada. Doug was very well respected in the industry. Doug and Dean relished in the love of their family and enjoyed camping (with two epic adventures across Canada and the US) and eventually the warmth of their cottage at Trout Lake where many days were spent water skiing, snowmobiling and good times with friends. Doug is survived by his wife, Dean (Carrigan); son, Wayne (Christine); son, Darrell (Shari); daughter, Tami (Joe); daughter-in-law, Paula (Gregg); beloved grandchildren, Jessica, Lauryn, Michael, JenaLyn and Wyatt (Ninetta); sisters, Sheila MacKinnon (Pat), Marilyn Lee (Leo); brother, Fred and many nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by parents, Fred and Florence (Hulme) and son, Douglas. He will be remembered by his grandchildren for his perfectly cooked bacon, beloved family tree history lessons and his love for loud Cape Breton music. The family would like to especially thank sisters-in-law We Dipenta, Andrea (John) Gallivan and good friends Harold and Sharon Escue for their tireless love, support, assistance and friendship. A funeral service will be held Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Main St., Middleton with Rev. Paul Jennings and Rev. Lynn Uzans officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Douglas Cook scholarship fund at Acadia University, the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton, the St. Francis Church, Bushnell, Florida or the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. 902-825-3448. Online guestbook maybe signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com <http://www.middletonfuneralhome.com/> GARY “SONNY” HILLMAN - 90 YRS HILLMAN, Gary ‘Sonny’ It is with profound sadness that the family of Gary ‘Sonny’ Hillman announce his passing on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the age of 90. Gary fought severe COPD with courage and dignity, and died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Gary will be dearly missed by his four daughters, Janeen (Rob), Dawn, Helen and Missy (Paul). He was a proud and much-loved grandfather to Jeffery, Gary, Mandy, Derrick and Kristie. He is survived by his loving older brother, Arleigh (Elsie); sister, Shirley, and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hillman and Zelia Burton. Gary returned to Sydney after the death of his beloved wife Joan. A heartfelt thank you to the many family and friends for the extraordinary kindness and love you showed to him during that time. Later he returned to Ontario to be closer to his daughters and his grandchildren. To everyone who stayed in touch with him, please know that he treasured the calls, cards, and pictures he was sent. Gary was an avid follower of world news and sports events, loved a good game of golf and was most happy when he was with his family. He will be remembered for his love of family, his determination to win at card games, and his “perfect” hair. A Celebration of Life will be held in Sydney, Nova Scotia in better weather, as per his wishes, and he will have his ashes buried next to the love of his life, Joan. A very special Thank You to the ICU staff of caring nurses and doctors at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton. Your kindness and care of Gary and his family was greatly appreciated. ROBERT HORNE - 91 YRS HORNE, Robert Robert Horne-peacefully passed away, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Nora (nee Currie). Robert will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6 - 9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael's Church, 379 Division St., Cobourg. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com <http://www.maccoubrey.com/> CATHERINE DOROTHY (LEBLANC) LYNK - 87 YRS LYNK, Catherine Dorothy (LeBlanc) Louisbourg/Catalone It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Dorothy Lynk on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 13, 1932 in Cheticamp, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Edward and Cecile (Camus) LeBlanc. Dorothy is survived by her only child, Linda (Tommy) Kennedy; grandsons, Gerry (Ellen) and Robert; granddaughters, Rhonda (Aaron) and Cathy (Paul); great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Justin, Luke, Colby, Ethan, Parker and Spencer; sisters, Elizabeth MacDougall, Sydney and Edith Chiasson, Sydney; brother, Harry (Gloria) LeBlanc, Belle Cote and brother-in-law, Joe Lynk, Greenwood. Besides her parents, Dorothy is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Tom in 2012; sisters, Mary Emma, Roseanna, Annie Rose, Hilda, Victoria, Eveline and Della; brothers, Joseph, Angus, Neil, George, Wilfred and Didace. Dorothy was born on the renowned Cabot Trail at Cap Rouge before expropriation of the land by the government. She always returned to her place of birth to enjoy her family and some good fiddle tunes. It was time well spent with her sisters, ‘The Golden Girls’, Roseanna, Elizabeth, Eveline, Edith and Vicki. She loved music, step dancing and was master of the spoons and was the life of the party. She always put a smile on everyone’s face with her antics. Dorothy still played the mouth organ, making her own music and sharing merriment until recent months. Dorothy loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and camping with her hubby in their van. She and Tom loved to entertain their friends playing cards and cooking up a storm. She loved her family dearly and was so proud of her grandchildren. She was always there to support everyone with her kind heart. Her friendship, her zest for life, her caring and kind soul will be sorely missed as we loved her so. Special thanks to the Cape Breton County Home Makers and the staff and residents of the Cove Guest Home for their outstanding friendship and love shown to Dorothy in her time of need. Visitation for the late Dorothy Lynk will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Road (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial service will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home All Faith Chapel, Whitney Pier on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral home. Internment will take place in Stella Maris Cemetery, Louisbourg. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> PATRICIA ANN “PATSY” MACEACHERN, LPN - MacEACHERN, Patricia Anne ‘Patsy’ Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our loving sister, aunt, grandaunt, granddaughter, cousin and friend Patricia Anne ‘Patsy’ MacEachern. Patsy passed away peacefully at the Critical Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 surrounded by her family, including her devoted sister, best friend and “guardian angel”, Jeannie. Patsy was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School, the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital School of Nursing, and was employed as a kind and dedicated LPN at St. Joseph Hospital in Glace Bay, the RK MacDonald Guest Home in Antigonish, as well as having cared for a number of private patients until her retirement. Patsy was our family historian with an incredible mind for remembering events, dates and stories from past generations. Patsy might be best described as a kind and loving soul, who had the gift to teach those around her, especially her siblings, the virtue of “slowing down to smell the roses”. Patsy was always thrilled by a chance meeting with a deer in the woods, or when she saw a glorious shooting star at her beloved East Bay. Patsy loved nothing more than to watch the smiles and listen to the laughter of her many nieces and nephews. Patsy so enjoyed laughing and bantering with anyone who had the courage to try and match her wonderful sense of humor. It was these experiences Patsy considered to be life’s most important treasures and she held all such memories very close to her heart. Patsy was the eldest daughter of John and Mary (MacDonald) MacEachern, Glace Bay. She is survived by sisters, Doreen (Mike) Burke Halifax, NS, Elizabeth (David) Raniseth, Glace Bay NS, Phyllis Jackson (Ron) Summerside, PEI, Jean, Glace Bay; brothers, John Roy, (Nancy), Berwick, NS, Neil (Mary) Sackville, NB. Besides her parents, Patsy was predeceased by her brother, Gordon Joseph and nephew Neil Brennan MacEachern in infancy. Patsy was adored by all her nephews and nieces as well as grandparents, uncles and aunts past and present. Patsy’s request was for there to be no visitation, to be cremated, with a graveyard service to be scheduled at a time when weather conditions would better suite family travel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the management and staff of Seaview Manor for Patsy’s care over the last three years. Special thanks to the doctors and staff from the CCU and Palliative Care units at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital who worked together to ensure Patsy’s wish for a peaceful ending was realized. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> MARGARET MARIE MACLEOD - 48 YRS MacLEOD, Margaret Marie It is with shock and a profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Margaret Marie MacLeod at her home in North Sydney on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Marie was born to Robert Kenneth “Ken” and Caroline (Steele) MacLeod in North Sydney on Aug. 22, 1971. Marie grew up in North Sydney and even from a young age excelled in everything she put her mind to. She graduated with top honours and went on to attend CBU, UNB and completed her business degree at Mt. St. Vincent’s. After graduating university, she worked in the Restaurant/Food Services industry, managing a number of restaurants. She also worked for several years in HR with the North Side Call Centre. In 2018 she found her dream job as a Family Service Advisor with Dignity Memorial. Marie’s professionalism combined with her kind, compassionate nature and her love of people made her an ideal fit in her new role. In her spare time Marie enjoyed crafting of all kinds (especially sewing and jewelry making), travelling and music. Marie is survived and will be dearly missed by her parents, Ken & Caroline; sister, Caroline; beloved partner, Jamie Anderson; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, particularily, Patsy Foley; nieces, nephews and Vanessa & Nikola, two exchange students who were like daughters to her. She was predeceased by her grandparents, John & Marie Steele and John & Margaret MacLeod; a sister in infancy and her uncle, Hector. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 27 at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Diabetic Association. MYRNA JEANETTE (ROBAR) SANDERSON - 88 YRS SANDERSON, Myrna Jeanette (Robar) It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Myrna Sanderson on January 22, 2020, at Parkstone Enhanced Care in Halifax. Born in 1931 to Frank and Jean Robar, Myrna grew up in Little Liscombe, Guysborough County. Determined to go to university, she worked in Montreal and studied nights at Sir George Williams University. She earned her BA in Psychology, graduating with the medal for English, and began a MA degree. She met her beloved husband, Keith, in Montreal, and they moved to Coxheath, Sydney in 1969. She and Keith lived in Cape Breton for almost 50 years. Myrna will be remembered as an accomplished Bridge player and a long-time, active member of the United Protestant Church of Sydney River. She had many friends and enjoyed curling, her garden, her crafts, and completing the New York Times Crosswords. Myrna adored her children and grandchildren. She especially encouraged all their educational pursuits and proudly celebrated all of their accomplishments. Myrna is survived by her husband, H. Keith Sanderson; her children, Laura (Greg), Heather (Craig) and Brian (Kelly); her five grandchildren, Andrew Johnston (Emily), Alec Sanderson, Christine Johnston, Julia Sanderson, Claire Sanderson and step-grandson, Owen Benjamin. Also surviving are her siblings, Blanche Edmonds, Eric Robar (Gwen) and Judy Hartling (Alec) and sister-in-law, Sandra Robar. She was predeceased by her brothers, Graham, John “Jack” and Keith. The family would like to thank Parkstone for the care and compassion shown to Myrna. A funeral service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Wednesday, January 29 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Following the service, a reception will take place in the church hall. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Protestant Church of Sydney River or a charity of your choice. ALYMER TURNER - 91 YRS TURNER, Alymer New Haven Alymer got into his boat and left “The Cove” for the last time! Alymer Turner passed away quietly on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness, NS. He was 91. Born in New Haven, Victoria County, he was the last surviving son of Mary (Burrage) and Alfred Turner. Alymer was a fisherman for all of his working life. Even though he had lost his hand and forearm in an accident in his early life, Alymer was still able to enjoy all the things he loved; cutting wood, hunting, playing cards and restoring fishing gear to sell to tourists. He could do more with one hand than many could with two. Alymer is survived by his sister, Lillian Morse, East Tremont, NS and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Thomas, George, Walter, Gordon (Peter), Hector and sisters, Blanche and Helen. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines with interment at St. Peter’s Presbyterian Cemetery, Neil’s Harbour, at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> Thank you to the staff of the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital for Alymer’s excellent care. A heartfelt thank you is also extended to the owners and staff of Heritage House, Port Hood. Port Hood truly did become his second home. MARJORIE (STEWART) WALKER - 84 YRS WALKER, Marjorie Marjorie Walker formerly of Glace Bay died peacefully on January 20, 2020 at the age of 84 in Ottawa where she resided since 2018. She was born to the late Donald and Bridget (Finnell) Stewart of Reserve Mines, graduated from Morrison High School and worked for NORAD in Montreal before returning to Cape Breton to start a family. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Ruth) of San Marino, California and Keith (Dawn) of Ottawa as well as grandchildren, Joseph, Stewart, Alex and Lara. Also survived by her sister, Audy Weatherby (Glace Bay) and sisters-in-law, Shirley Stewart (Glace Bay) and Loretta Stewart (Agincourt, Ontario). She was predeceased by her husband, Stewart; their infant twins, Douglas and Donald; and siblings, Donald, Josephine, Allan and Gordon (Turk). Cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. In memoriam, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Oh Death By Stewart Walker, 14 O, Death, why couldn’t we have more time? You came when we are weary and worn. And by the time I finish this rhyme, Their soul has been reborn. O Death! How you make us worry Of your ghastly touch, But when we finish the things we do in such a hurry We fear you, not so much O Death, he came for her soul on the 20th day, On the first month of the year. We couldn’t stop him, no matter how much we pray As he is an overseer Oh Death, please lead through these holy gates, And for the rest of us, feel free to be late FERN “TRACY” (WHELAN) WALSH - 60 YRS WALSH, Fern Tracy Whitney Pier It is with great sorrow and heartbreak that we, the family of Tracy, announce her passing on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 3, 1959 in Sydney, Tracy was the daughter of the late Mary and Michael Whelan. Tracy is survived by her loving husband, Barry; son, Barry Jr; daughter, Jennifer; 3 precious grandsons, Hunter, Hennessey and Harrison; sister, Michelle; brothers, Kevin, Michael, Jimmy and Kelly; in-laws, Lucina (Blair), Jacqueline (Glenn) and Valda (Tommy); her sista by choice, Linda (Ray); family friend, Lana; as well as many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Besides her parents, Tracy is predeceased by her in-laws, John and Avril Walsh; brother-in-law, John and her niece by choice, Liann. Tracy was an avid Bingo player who enjoyed nothing more than Bingo at Membertou with her good friends, Sally, Diane and Gail. Tracy worked for the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Holy Angels Convent and enjoyed both jobs. Tracy was always there for family and friends in a time of need and was always up for a chat and a cup of tea…many cups. All who knew and loved Tracy will continue to hold dear memories of her kindness in their hearts. She faced her health challenges over the past year with grace, resilience and courage that she showed throughout her life. We would like to thank Dr. Carol Critchley, Dr. Ron MacCormack, the VON nurses and Palliative Care doctors and nurses who cared for Tracy throughout her illness. Visitation for the late Tracy Walsh will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Road (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral home. Internment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in memory of Tracy may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> FRED WHYTE - 69 YRS WHYTE, Fred Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Fred Whyte at the Victoria General with his loving family by his side. Born in Glace Bay to the late Grant and Betty Whyte, Fred spent his life giving to the community he lived in for 69 years. Fred was a member of Scouts Canada where he held many positions throughout the province. He is past master of the Tyrian Youth Lodge No. 45, and past grand steward of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. He also served in many committees in the community throughout the years. Fred was co-owner of Harbax Home Hardware in Glace bay for 25 years and worked there with his Dad for 15 years prior to this. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joyce (Hann); his daughter, Beth; and furbaby, Grant. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary (Robert Matthews), Anna (Rick Graham); brothers, Jamie (Nancy) Whyte, and John (Dana) Whyte. Sisters-in-law, Judy McNeil, Sharon (Ron) MacKillop; and brothers-in-law, Calvin and Chesley Hann; his aunt Marilyn Whyte; and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents. Visitation will be held at TJ Tracey Funeral Home Monday, January 27, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a celebration of life will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scouts Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the VG and at the Glace Bay General Hospital for their compassionate care during this time, and Dr. James MacLean. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Glace Bay (902) 849-4199. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey <http://www.tjtracey/> RALPH BERNARD WILLIAMS - 84 YRS WILLIAMS, Ralph Bernard Ingonish It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Ralph Williams, age 84, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Buchanan Community Health Centre, Neil’s Harbour. Born in Ingonish on March 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Patrick and Viola (Cann) Williams. Dad was a quiet, easy going and gentle man with a big heart. He was a hard worker and enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was cutting and stacking wood, or going for a hunt. His real talent and passion in life was his music. He was a talented guitar player with a strong voice. His music has been enjoyed by many over the years, and we will treasure the stories of his musical adventures throughout his youth and adult life. Dad is survived by his 5 children and their spouses, Corinne (Bruce), Phyllis (Kenny), Lyndon (Angie), Jason (Tara), and Travis (Kara); and his ten grand children, Damon, Logan, Alisha, Kaleb, Maddie, Aiden, Fox, Jeremy, Cody and Brandi. He was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Danni, Westley, Nora Paisley and Bronson. Dad is also survived by his siblings, Bill, Beatrice, Audrey and Blanch. Besides his parents, Dad was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Mom); her parents, Julianne and Anthony Gwinn; his brother, Albert; several brothers and sisters-in-law, and his special friend Dotsie. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Buchanan Community Health Centre for their continued care and compassion. Dad will be cremated, and we will have a private family service in the spring. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> We will miss you Pa and love you always.

    01/25/2020 06:21:30
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 24, 2019 FRIDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 24, 2019 FRIDAY There were 7 obituaries published today MURDOCK JOSEPH “MERT” AUCOIN - 84 YRS MARY THERESA (O’NEIL) CHAN - 94 YRS GARY “SONNY” HILLMAN - 90 YRS GERALD STANLEY MACLEOD - 78 YRS RAYLENE MARY (MACDONALD) MCMULLIN - 82 YRS JOHN EDWARD PHALEN 96 YRS REV CANNON JOHN CROPPER SMITH - 87 YRS MURDOCK JOSEPH “MERT” AUCOIN - 84 YRS AUCOIN, Murdock (Mert) Joseph March 25, 1935 - January 20, 2020 Slipped away peacefully after a mercifully brief illness. Left in great sadness are his wife, Marion (nee Connor); daughter, Maureen (Mike Rivoche) and their children Alex and Trevor; daughter, Denise (Phil Gregory) and their children Kwergan and Karrak; son, Darron (Susan Pritchard) and their children Geoffrey (Allie Smith), Robin (Emma Butcher) and Sam; stepdaughter, Sarah (Paul Desjardins) and their son Cade; stepson, Connor (Val Dessaulles) and their children Theo and Mackenzie. Beloved "Daddy Mert" to the Wenkoffs: Erin (Kevin Harper), Jessica (Chris Mason) and Joey (Ilka de Laat). Mert was the much-loved, absolute center of our family. He will be immeasurably missed by us all. Friends are invited to A Celebration of Mert’s Life at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 176 Route 105, Wakefield on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment will take place at Mclaren Cemetery Wakefield in the spring. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Mert's memory. Condolences/Tributes/ Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca <http://www.hpmcgarry.ca/> 613-233-1143 MARY THERESA (O’NEIL) CHAN - 94 YRS CHAN, Mary Theresa Lower Sackville It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother Mary Theresa Chan (nee O'Neil) 94, on January 22, 2020 at Sagewood Manor in Lower Sackville. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on May 1, 1925 to the late Catherine English. While raising two sets of twins, Mom enjoyed the simple things in life. She will be remembered for being very outspoken and set in her ways. In her earlier years, she enjoyed cooking, baking, bingo, knitting, drinking her tea and having her family together for Sunday dinners which she continued to cook until she was 88. Mom is survived by her sons, John (Mary), Sydney, Gervase (Mary), Upper Sackville, and daughter, Linda (David), Ottawa. Mom also leaves behind her sister, Marge Ivany, Sydney; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Michael, Mendara, Sarah, Mitchell and Jennifer; eleven great-grandchildren, Brady, Carley, Kobe, Sydney, Jeffery, Owen, Myra, Connor, Violet, Lincoln and Ronan, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Chan; son, James; twin sister, Sarah; brothers, Roddie and Frank Chicorelli, and brother-in-law, Gar Ivany. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sagewood Manor for their care and compassion. A very special thank you to Sis Comeau for her many visits and countless hours spent visiting with our mother. There will be no visitation. A private family ceremony will take place. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com <http://www.coleharbourfuneral.com/> GARY “SONNY” HILLMAN - 90 YRS HILLMAN, Gary ‘Sonny’ It is with profound sadness that the family of Gary ‘Sonny’ Hillman announce his passing on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the age of 90. Gary fought severe COPD with courage and dignity, and died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Gary will be dearly missed by his four daughters, Janeen (Rob), Dawn, Helen and Missy (Paul). He was a proud and much-loved grandfather to Jeffery, Gary, Mandy, Derrick and Kristie. He is survived by his loving older brother, Arleigh (Elsie); sister, Shirley, and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hillman and Zelia Burton. Gary returned to Sydney after the death of his beloved wife Joan. A heartfelt thank you to the many family and friends for the extraordinary kindness and love you showed to him during that time. Later he returned to Ontario to be closer to his daughters and his grandchildren. To everyone who stayed in touch with him, please know that he treasured the calls, cards, and pictures he was sent. Gary was an avid follower of world news and sports events, loved a good game of golf and was most happy when he was with his family. He will be remembered for his love of family, his determination to win at card games, and his “perfect” hair. A Celebration of Life will be held in Sydney, Nova Scotia in better weather, as per his wishes, and he will have his ashes buried next to the love of his life, Joan. A very special Thank You to the ICU staff of caring nurses and doctors at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton. Your kindness and care of Gary and his family was greatly appreciated. GERALD STANLEY MACLEOD - 78 YRS MacLEOD, Gerald Stanley It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald Stanley MacLeod, 78, announces his passing, which occurred on Monday, January 20, 2020. Born in Sydney, NS, he was the oldest of nine children of the late Stanley and Agnes (Ella MacCuskil) MacLeod. Gerald moved from Sydney to Hamilton Ontario for a short time, before moving to Saint John NB, which became home. From an early age Gerald was always working from his early days on the railroad in Sydney to Stelco during his time in Hamilton. In Saint John Gerald started at Eastern Bakeries before holding supervisor roles at major beverage companies and local Taxi companies where he was well known and respected. When not working Gerald was always active in the community helping friends, family and anyone else in need. He held several volunteer positions (coach, vice president, president) with various minor hockey leagues across New Brunswick and spent many years as a member of the Kinsmen. Gerald shared his love of hockey with his son Trevor and granddaughter Shannon. Gerald is survived by his son, Trevor MacLeod (Diana) of Calgary, his grandchildren, Megan, Max and Shannon; siblings, Earl, Katherine (Harry) MacInnis, Judy (Neil) MacMullen and Diane Macleod; numerous nieces and nephews and many extended family, and his former spouse and current friend, Sandra MacLeod. Gerald will also be missed by his good friend, Jason Wilkins. Aside from his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his sister, Margorie (Terry) Campbell; brothers, Donny, Kenzie and Keith. Gerald loved to be around his family, friends and critters (yes dad you were an animal person even though you would not admit it). Gerald always found time for a couple of tea and hopefully a biscuit if available and enjoyed his naps. He treasured his time spent with everyone and especially in recent years with close friends who always helped and looked out for him including, Jason Wilkins (and family) and niece, Jill Lui (spouse Tim, Ashley, Alex and Abbie). Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 in the Brenan’s Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s memory can be made to P.R.O Kids Saint John, Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue, or The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com <http://www.brenansfh.com/> RAYLENE MARY (MACDONALD) MCMULLIN - 82 YRS McMULLIN, Raylene Mary Reserve Mines It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, Raylene Mary McMullin, age 82, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born and raised in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Phyllis (Windsor) MacDonald. Raylene is survived by two sons, Dr. Joseph McMullin and his wife Alice, and Stuart (Krista); one daughter, Raylene ‘Ray’ (Alex), and two grandchildren, Naomi and Noah. Also surviving are sisters, Carolann (Art) MacIsaac, Charlotte F. Foster, Warna (Gerald) Delaney, Gloria (Charles) Pyke; brothers, Roland (Shelly) and Ronald MacDonald, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Raylene was predeceased by her husband, Joseph McMullin. Visitation only on Friday afternoon, January 24 from 2-4 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment and graveside prayers will be held at a later date in MacLeod’s Crossing. Special thanks to Lorraine McMullin and Mary MacKillop for their kindness and support as well as Dr. David Ley, Ann and Lynn, 3rd Floor East, Glace Bay Hospital and the VON for our mother’s care during her illness. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> Donations in Raylene’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. JOHN EDWARD PHALEN 96 YRS PHALEN, John Edward Glace Bay/ Sydney It is with great sadness that we announce that on January 21, 2020, John Edward Phalen of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away at the age of 96 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. John was born in Glace Bay on February 26, 1923 and was the son of the late John George and Mary (Currie) Phalen. John served in the Canadian Air Force during WW II and was a member of the Sydney Legion. He worked in Halifax and Sydney for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as District Manager. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus in Glace Bay. John was an avid sportsman throughout his life enjoying skating, curling and golf. On two different occasions he sunk a hole in one at Lingan Golf Club. He was a passionate sport fisherman and spent many days salmon fishing in the pools of the Margaree River. John and his wife Betty had a fondness for traveling and enjoyed many winters in Florida. John is survived by a daughter, Maureen (Paul) Arp, Fredericton, NB; grandsons, Peter (Helene), John Paul and Alexander; great-grandsons, Magnus, Thor and Eirik; sister, Geraldine (Enso) Antonello; brother, Gerard (Chrissie), as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and an infant son, who died at birth, John was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Woodford) Phalen. He was also predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Cecil; sisters, Bernice, Regis, Shirley and Germaine. Special thank you to the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility and The Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care. A special thank you to Cindy Selvet, John’s caregiver, for her care, compassion and kindness to John for the past 6 years. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Anne’s Church, Main St., Glace Bay, with a reception to follow in the foyer. Fr. Duaine Devereaux presiding. A memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> REV CANNON JOHN CROPPER SMITH - 87 YRS SMITH, Rev. Canon John Cropper, 87 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Rev. Canon John C. Smith at the age of 87, on January 22, 2020. Born at Wirral, New Brunswick, the son of John and Annie (Hoyt). He is survived by sons, Michael (Edie) of Calgary and Andrew (Bonnie) of Halifax; and grandsons, Dustin, Johnathan and Adam; sister, Dorothy Corkum (late Howard) of Stoneham, MA; and his partner Greg Scott of Halifax. He was predeceased by his spouse, Alison Evans. A graduate of UNB and Harvard he was associated with the mineral industry for over thirty years before attending the Atlantic School of Theology in 1984 and being ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada Canada serving in the Parishes of Port Dufferin and St. Mark’s Halifax. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 26, 2-5p.m., Cathedral Church of All Saints Funeral service will be held Monday, January 27, 2p.m., Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax. Interment at a later date in the Smith family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nerepis, NB Donations may be made to Cathedral Church of All Saints, Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, Halifax or AID's Coalition NS. To read the full obituary and to leave on-line condolences, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com <http://www.jasnowfuneralhome.com/> APR 1, 1932 - JAN 22, 2020 Rev. Canon John Cropper Smith, 87 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Rev. Canon John C. Smith at the age of 87, on January 22, 2020, in Halifax. Born at Wirral, New Brunswick, the son of John and Annie (Hoyt). He is survived by sons, Michael (Edie) of Calgary and Andrew (Bonnie) of Halifax, and grandsons Dustin, Johnathan and Adam, sister Dorothy Corkum (late Howard) of Stoneham, MA, and his partner Greg Scott of Halifax. He was predeceased by his spouse Alison Evans. As a graduate of UNB and Harvard he was associated with the mineral industry for over thirty years. He was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada and served in the Parishes of Port Dufferin and St. Mark’s Halifax. John always believed in continued learning and personal improvement and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2015 from Atlantic School of Theology at the age of 84. With a varied career in New Brunswick he was Chief Geologist, Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, President of NB Coal Ltd., Chairman, Grand Lake Development Corporation, Chair of the St. John River Basin Board and a partner in the consulting firm of Resource Associates Ltd. In 1973 he accepted the position as Deputy Minister of Mines of Nova Scotia and was Chair of the Nova Scotia Energy Council. Subsequently he became President of Novaco Ltd. and lived in Sydney. He was a Life Member of the Mining Association and the recipient of several awards for contributions to the mineral industry. He was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. After retiring in 1997, he undertook interim ministries in St. James, Armdale, Ecum Secum, Bible Hill, Pictou, Hubbards and Newport-Walton. For several years, he was Executive Secretary of Diocesan Synod, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, and Acting Director of Administration and Finance. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax and served as an Honorary Canon. He was a volunteer at the Nova Scotia AIDS Coalition, a friend of Bill with many Bill friends, as well as a member of the NSPEI Chapter of Integrity and supported Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church. Part of his ongoing learning and constant curiosity for everything life had to offer was a joy of travelling. John and Greg were perfect travel partners and were always open to leave the ‘beaten path’ to explore what nature had to offer. No trip was complete without having driven on a “dirt road’. They both took great pleasure in noticing the simple things in life. The family would like to thank the staff of 3-IMCU, 5.2 ICU and Palliative Care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre for the wonderful care John received. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 26, 2-5pm, Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 27, 2pm, Cathedral Church of All Saints. Interment at a later date in the Smith family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nerepis, NB. Donations may be made to Cathedral Church of All Saints or AID’s Coalition NS. See More                  <>

    01/24/2020 08:50:04
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    01/23/2020 06:21:15
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    01/23/2020 06:21:14
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 23, 2019 THURSDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 23, 2019 THURSDAY There were 6 obituaries published today MURDOCK FUREY - 68 YRS STEPHEN GILLIS - 49 YRS CAROLYN MARY “SIS” (TOBING) GROVES - 76 YRS BRUCE W. LAITE - 88 YRS JEANETTE MARY (MADSWEEN) MACDONALD - 82 YRS JOHN PHALEN - 96 YRS MURDOCK FUREY - 68 YRS FUREY, Murdock Reserve Mines It is with heavy hearts and tremendous sadness, that we the family announce the passing of Murdock Joseph Furey at the age of 68 at his residence on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was the son of the late Ben and Mary Furey. Murdock was born and raised in Glace Bay. He worked as a fisherman in his early years and then worked for Rita’s Tea Room. He moved on from there and worked with home care in Halifax where he eventually retired. Murdock had a passion for sports and adored friendships. There was nothing Murdock liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend. Murdock could have an engaging conversation with anyone. He was a member of the Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Hall and enjoyed his Sunday night darts. He will be forever remembered by his beloved wife of 33 years, Mary Furey (Bird); sons, Frank (Kim) and Fritz (Melanie) Scott; grandchildren, Zachery MacLean, Kaitlin and Dylan Scott, and Tyler and Dawson Scott; brother; Benny (Heather) Furey; sisters, Noelle MacDonald and Pamela (Dave) Lomas as well as close family and friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Jimmy (Sandra) Furey and sisters, Darlene (Mike) LeBlanc and Joan (John) MacDonald. In following Murdock’s wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation is Saturday, January 25th from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Deacon Leo Penny presiding. A reception will follow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pensioners Club in Reserve Mines. Donations in Murdock’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> STEPHEN GILLIS - 49 YRS GILLIS, Stephen Grand Mira It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our loving brother and uncle, Stephen Gillis, 49, at home in Mira. Stephen was born and grew up in Sydney, NS, the youngest child of Bernard and Anne (MacPhee) Gillis. Stephen was a Red Seal carpenter who spent time working in Cape Breton and Western Canada. He was known for his big heart, infectious smile and generosity. Our brother loved spending time in Grand Mira with family and enjoyed water skiing, fishing and taking his nieces and other Victoria Bridge visitors tubing in the river. Stephen will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his siblings, Rose (Ian) McDonald, Vincent (Deborah) Gillis, Jane Gillis, Norma (Alan) MacNeil and Leanne (Scott Christie) Gillis. Steve was a loving and proud uncle of nieces, Kate, Jan, Helen, Terri, Faye, Diana, Ashlynn, Sarah, Alexis, Claire and Anne as well as grand uncle to JR, Colin, Neil, Bailey and Owen. Stephen will be missed by his Gillis and MacPhee extended families. A visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 6 until 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey and Fr. Norman MacPhee (Stephen’s Uncle) officiating. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. CAROLYN MARY “SIS” (TOBING) GROVES - 76 YRS GROVES, Carolyn ’Sis’ Mary (Tobin) Sydney Mines We regret to announce the passing of Carolyn ‘Sis’ Mary Groves (Tobin), 76, Sydney Mines, peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, after a brief illness. Born in Sydney Mines on January 19, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Melvina (Roy) Tobin. She worked for National Sea for many years before an early retirement. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping trips with the kids and other families from Ocean Street. Ma also loved playing BINGO with her mother and aunts, a passion which carried on throughout her life. “Penny Pincher” could also be heard on the airwaves for CB Radios through the 80s & 90s. She could often be found at Indian Beach, enjoying live local music on a warm summer evening. A good game of cards was always an option and could break out at any moment. She enjoyed Sunday drives, but maybe not the “Are we there yet?” In recent years, an innocent coffee turned into a loving companionship with Alex Barry. They would often take road trips and be found at The Pensioner’s Hall, dancing the night away. The family would like to thank Alex for his kindness, compassion and care during Carolyn’s illness. She definitely had a twinkle in her eye when speaking of Alex. Carolyn leaves behind her children, daughter, Wendy Boyd (Rannie) Sydney Mines; sons, Jody (Tracy) Sydney Mines and Jason (Helen) Sydney River; brother, Joe Tobin (Isabel) Sydney Mines; sister-in-law, Theresa Doolan of Sydney; nephew, Louis Cann (Ester); and niece, Fay AuCoin (Martin). Also left behind are grandchildren, Rene Boyd, Mason Groves, Logan Groves, Kody Groves and one great-grandchild, Brielle McBurnie. Besides her parents, Carolyn was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Francis ‘Mugsy’ Groves, and her sister, Lorna Cann. At Carolyn’s request, there will be no service, and cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Dr. Kohlsmith, CBRH ER Department and the staff of the IMCU Unit. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> BRUCE W. LAITE - 88 YRS LAITE, Bruce W Sydney River It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce W. Laite. Bruce was born on February 21, 1931 in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Bruce was the son of the late Willis and Sarah (Ivany) Laite. Bruce was a proud Newfie and later, a Cape Bretoner. He spent much time travelling back to Newfoundland in his retirement, to build a summer cottage and to spend time fishing. As a young man, Bruce moved from the small town of Trinity Bay, Nfld to Toronto, Ontario where he began his business career as a salesman with his brother, Gerald. Later, after marrying his wife and lifelong best friend, Inez, they moved to Halifax, NS where he continued his career in sales, managing several companies, and later settling in Sydney River, NS where Bruce owned and operated the Heather Mobile Home Park and B.W. Laite Developments until his retirement. He was a proud member of the community and the United Protestant Church, participating in many local charities. Bruce was always happy to lend a hand to a friend, play a few tunes on his accordion, with The Skippers, or spend time with his family. Inez often found Bruce in his workshop building furniture for one of their children or grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Inez; his sister, Marjorie; his 4 children, David (Katherine), Donna (Leo), Barbara, and Bonnie (Darryl); his grandchildren, Justin, Adam, Brennan, Laura, Bruce, Alana, Tyler and Jack; and great-grandchildren, Camden and Lillian Inez. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Willis and Sarah Laite and his brothers, Hugh, Desmond, Gerald, and Willis. It was a long goodbye, as Bruce had been sick for some time, but he never complained. Bruce maintained his strength and wonderful sense of humour throughout his last months. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Harbourstone for their warm hearts, many laughs, and well wishes. Funeral services followed by a reception will be held at The United Protestant Church of Sydney River at 11am on Saturday January 25. with Rev. Dana Feltmate presiding. To leave online condolences for the family please visit www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> “Although he has gone, we will always be together, and his spirit will live on, in our hearts forever.” JEANETTE MARY (MACSWEEN) MACDONALD - 82 YRS MACDONALD, Jeanette We, the family of Jeanette Mary MacDonald, regret to announce her passing on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born April 20, 1937, in St. Peters, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (MacKenzie) MacSween. For many years, Jeanette worked as a hairstylist, in Sydney, Whitney Pier and out of her home, where she made many lifetime friendships making them feel good inside and out. Along with her great sense of humor, Jeanette had a healing, loving touch with all living things, including animals and plants. She was very proud of her Scottish heritage and enjoyed Scottish music. Jeanette is survived by her daughters, Colleen (Geoff) Verner, Northside East Bay and Geraldine (Kevin) MacDonald, Mississauga; son, John (Lydia), Sydney; grandchildren, Skye (Mike), Mary, Jamie, Ryne, Daniel, Gerald and Aaron; five great-grandchildren; special cousins, Norman and Gloria Straitor. Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Roy; sister, Geraldine MacDonald; and grandson, Corey Lewis. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 25 from 12-1 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the SPCA 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 [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> JOHN PHALEN - 96 YRS PHALEN, John Glace Bay John Phalen, age 96 of Glace Bay, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25th at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay followed by a reception in the church foyer. The full obituary is forthcoming. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/>

    01/22/2020 11:05:07
    1. [NS-CB] Inverness Oran Deaths JANUARY 22, 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 22, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 4 new obituaries published today MACKENZIE (WALMSLEY), JUDITH CATHERINE “JUDY” - 63 YRS MACDONALD (AVERY), MARJORIE JOYCE - MACDONALD, EARL OSWALD - 87 YRS GIBBONS, ALBERT HENRY - 75 YRS MacKENZIE It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Judith “Judy” Catherine MacKenzie, on Monday January 7th, 2020, in Wahnapitae, Ontario, in her 63rd year. She is predeceased by her husband Donald in 2012 and her father Duncan T. MacDonald in 2000. Judy is survived by her daughter Shannon (Andrew) Walmsley and her grandchildren, Thomas and Katherine of Toronto. She is also survived by her mother, Marion (Ditta) of Harbour View, Nova Scotia; her siblings, Elaine (James) Loftus, Toronto, Carol (Bill) MacDonald, Judique, NS, Edward (Barbara) of Port Hood, NS, Leonard and Lyndon of Toronto; her aunts, uncles, and all her relatives, including nieces, nephews, and friends in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Brookline, Massachusetts. A memorial mass was held on January 18th at Holy Redeemer Church in Sudbury, Ontario. Funeral mass and burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Parish, Port Hood, Nova Scotia, at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. MacDONALD Marjorie Joyce MacDonald - may her loving embrace be felt for eternity. Our world lost a beautiful glowing light in the passing of our mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend. Marjorie Joyce MacDonald made a peaceful departure on January 17th, 2020, from Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Marjorie, or Marge as she was affectionately referred to, was known for her warmth, kindness, sense of style, her delicious cooking, and the love she had for her family. The nickname bestowed upon her by her grandchildren was “Grandma Glamour” (or GG for short), a most-fitting description for this beautiful woman. GG was often in her favourite place: her kitchen. She could be found making meals for those in need, whipping up dinner for family and friends or baking for her grandchildren – no one makes biscuits like Grandma! Her kind and gentle nature made her perfect for a career in personal work, where she spent many fulfilling years working with those in need at Mary’s Hill Home in Mabou and Small Options in Inverness. Marjorie was a truly rare, self-sacrificing soul. She spent her childhood years in Judique, and as a teen moved with her family to Boston, Massachusetts, in search of new opportunities. She was hired at John Hancock Insurance and quickly established herself as a key member of their team. Although she enjoyed the work and the connections with other people, she took immense pleasure in the opportunity to dress and present herself in a professional manner. After she met and married her best friend and true love Alex, she moved back to Cape Breton to raise their family. The thoughts and feelings of others were important to her, and she was blessed with the gift of wisdom at such a young age to truly understand what it means to live a rich and fulfilling live. Marjorie had the power to see the positive in everything and everyone. Whether it was dealing with her own health struggles (cancer), lending a helping hand in her community as a member of the CWL, supporting friends, or sharing the joys and challenges of her family, she could always be counted on to be a warm and supportive force. Marjorie is survived by her devoted husband and life partner of 47 years, Alexander MacDonald; loving children, Theresa (Mike Renton), Shelley, Derek, Kyle, Jessica (Mark MacIsaac); precious grandchildren, Drew, Cole, Mia, Jace, Callie Mae, Camden, Bradyn, Reegan Elle; as well as her mother, Theresa Cobb Avery; siblings, John (Anne-Marie), Jesslyn (Thomas Conway), Gary, Yvonne (Richard Conway), Patrick; and sister-in-law, Diane Cobb. She is predeceased by her brothers, Reginald, Bernard, Albert, and Tyrone. Visitation will take place in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Wednesday, January 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will take place in St. Peter’s Parish Church, Port Hood, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, with Father Eugene Morris officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Saint Martha’s Palliative Care Unit, or the Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “It is not length of life, but depth of life” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. MacDONALD Earl Oswald MacDonald of Orangedale, Cape Breton. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Earl Oswald Mac Donald, age 87, on Thursday, January 16th, 2020, in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Earl was born June 21st, 1932, in Sydney, CB; he was a son of the late John Angus and Sarah Jane Mac Donald (Mac Lean), Orangedale. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen (Campbell) Mac Donald; son, Allan Earl Mac Donald (Rosalie), New Minas; son, Carl Sidney, at home; granddaughter, Melanie Christina (Paul McCulloch); and step great-grandson, Ian McCulloch, Toronto, Ontario. Earl is also survived by nieces, Nancy Mac Donald, Halifax; Janis Mac Donald, Inverness; and nephews, John Mac Donald, Halifax and Jackie Mac Donald, Orangedale; and special friends Janet and Jim, Toronto. In addition to many special friends and relatives, Earl is survived by special fur friend, Mitzi and grand fur puppies, Seasca and Diggity. Earl was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie “Queenie” Richards; brothers and their wives, John Allan (Marjorie) and Sidney Grant (Carolyn) Mac Donald; and nephew, Randy Mac Donald. Earl spent 37 plus years with the CNR as a telegrapher in Inverness, Musquodoboit, and Orangedale and other places in NS. He was a life-long member and honorary elder of the Orangedale United Church until its closing and transferred his membership to Forbes United Church, River Denys. For many years he was treasurer of the Orangedale United Church. He was a founding member of the Orangedale Improvement Society, treasurer and member of the Orangedale Water Society, and member of the Orangedale Station Association. Earl loved fine fiddle music, visits with friends near and far, playing a prank, crosswords, and talking politics. He contributed to many charities. Visitation took place on Tuesday, January 21st, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 22nd, in Forbes United Church, River Denys, with R. Dale Crawford, RDLM officiating. Internment at a later date in Orangedale-Gillis Cove Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. The family asks that contributions be made in his memory to Forbes United Church, River Denys, Nova Scotia, B0E 2Y0 or Feed Nova Scotia, 67 Wright Ave, Dartmouth NS B3B 1H2. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. “He faded off into the sun, But the whistle shrill still lingers on; In the hearts of everyone, Everyday from dusk to dawn.” GIBBONS It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Albert Henry Gibbons (1944-2020). Beset by respiratory failure on a Panamanian cruise in mid December, Albert was not able to recover upon being transferred to the Broward Health Medical Center in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, on December 20th and, despite the high standard of care afforded, passed on there on January 10th, 2020, just after 9:00 a.m. EST, comforted by his wife Marilyn. Albert was the first born of Henry Herbert and Annie Jane Gibbons (MacKeigan) of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on August 15th, 1944. His younger brother Phillip (Ann Marie) also of Marion Bridge. A polymath from when he was in short pants, Albert wooed his bride of 53 plus years, Marilyn Lenore Gibbons (Fraser) during a brief stint in banking in Halifax, Nova Scotia in his early 20s. It was his dancing that swept her off her feet, in the end (dashing looks aside). The couple had three children: Caleb (Kazuyo) Tokyo, Japan, Kimberlea Toronto, ON, and Curtis (Jenn) Fall River, NS; and four grandkids: Jacob, Cara, Carter, and Liam. Albert’s mid-August birthday was ideal for a birthday party as the away crowd was all back in Cape Breton. He especially loved having the kids around him during those celebrations. Albert was granted 75 revolutions of the sun that brought both abundance and grandeur to his beloved blueberry fields at the end of Gibbons Road, his family sanctuary since 1974. Born to farm, numeracy excellence brought Albert first to banking in his 20s, a self-taught carpenter in his 30s, and a self-taught tax accountant in his 40s. Albert toiled 30 years as the brains behind H&R Block, Baddeck, and he relished the challenges it offered. A substantial tax practice was built over decades, catering to both individual and corporate client segments with a speciality in relatively complex US tax returns. Many long-time clients will shudder at the thought of facing the CRA/IRS without his sage counsel. First Nations were valued clients and most in Wagmatcook and Whycocomagh knew Albert, either as tax clients or through his blueberry business. The 100 km-plus daily commute to Baddeck was taken in stride and largely without complaint, save the trade-in value of Ford F-150’s with 270-plus km on the odometer. Marilyn was co-pilot for many of those trips. Not all work and no play, Albert was an avid collector of stamps, art, and jewelry. The auction houses may see a dip in their revenue numbers going forward. Albert was always on the bid, never the offer. Albert loved to fish, brook trout especially. Thousands are owed him on penny a point crib and few tallies for Scrabble did not have him 1st or 2nd (Curtis ahead by a nose). Tarabish was a favourite card game when all kin were home and he especially liked to see the ferocious play of his grandkids, keen to show off their new-found skills. Albert was an avid reader, but spoke like each word cost him a quarter. His culinary acumen was without equal and many will miss the “standards” that he could repeat with Gordon Ramsay like precision. Curry meatballs, prepared in a cast iron pan as big as a hula hoop, might have been the number one fan fav. Prudence may dictate a suit for eventual internment, but Albert’s standard uniform was black Levi’s and a white t-shirt, with the shirt highly optional June through September. The list of “big ideas” were endless growing up with Albert at the reins. Farming with a growing season as short as Cape Breton is a perilous endeavor, requiring an open mind. Gibbons Farms will live on in some form, no doubt. A late stage cat nut, Albert loved Phantom and his love was not unrequited. Marilyn will need to more than double up on her affection to keep the feline whole. Public visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 24th, at 11:00 a.m., also at Sydney Memorial Chapel with reception to follow. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association in lieu of flowers; www.lung.ca. Family condolences/comments: www.sydneymemorialchapel.com.

    01/22/2020 08:54:11
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 22, 2019 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 22, 2019 WEDNESDAY There were 10 obituaries published today VERONICA SARAH (MARSH) GALLI - 95 YRS STEPHEN GILLIS - REV ROBERT “BOB” HUSSEY - EVELYN (PRIDE) MACAULAY - 97 YRS MICHAEL JOSEPH “MICK” MACLEAN - 71 YRS JAMES “ROY" MCNEIL - JOHN MOSSOP - 90 YRS DONALD ALLISTER SPENCER - DARREN JOSEPH SYMS - 52 YRS KENNETH RICHARD TAYLOR - 68 YRS VERONICA SARAH (MARSH) GALLI - 95 YRS GALLI, Veronica Sarah (nee Marsh) January 12, 2020 our mother Veronica Sarah Galli (nee Marsh) born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, March 19, 1924 (95) passed away quietly in the presence of her daughters, Marsha And Diane. Our mother was an entrepreneur and an accomplished artist (China Painter). She is survived by her children, Marsha Taylor, Diane Landry (Taylor), Mary Beth Bridges (Hope Taylor), Heather Carter (Taylor), Robert Taylor; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. You are at rest mother with Sheldon Taylor (deceased bother and son) and will always be in our hearts. Family interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Richmond Hill, Ontario. STEPHEN GILLIS - GILLIS, Stephen Grand Mira It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our loving brother and uncle, Stephen Gillis, at home in Mira. Stephen was born and grew up in Sydney, NS, the youngest child of Bernard and Anne (MacPhee) Gillis. Stephen was a Red Seal carpenter who spent time working in Cape Breton and Western Canada. He was known for his big heart, infectious smile and generosity. Our brother loved spending time in Grand Mira with family and enjoyed water skiing, fishing and taking his nieces and other Victoria Bridge visitors tubing in the river. Stephen will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his siblings, Rose (Ian) MacDonald, Vincent (Deborah) Gillis, Jane Gillis, Norma (Alan) MacNeil and Leanne (Scott Christie) Gillis. Steve was a loving and proud uncle of nieces, Kate, Jan, Helen, Terri, Faye, Diana, Ashlynn, Sarah, Alexis, Claire and Anne as well as grand uncle to JR, Colin, Neil, Bailey and Owen. Stephen will be missed by his Gillis and MacPhee extended families. A visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 6 until 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey and Fr. Norman MacPhee (Stephen’s Uncle) officiating. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. REV ROBERT “BOB” HUSSEY - HUSSEY, Rev. Robert ‘Bob’ Marion Bridge It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Rev. William Robert ‘Bob’ Hussey, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, in High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, NS. Born in Donkin, he was the son of the late William and Jenny (Davidson) Hussey. For 55 years, Bob served the United Church of Canada, during which time he was a devoted minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He served the United Church in every province of Canada, except for Newfoundland. Bob spent a lifetime helping others. Following high school, Bob attended Mount Allison University, Pine Hill Divinity Hall and McGill University. Upon ordination into the United Church of Canada, he spent over 50 years ministering to the people in his charges. In addition, Bob’s passion was helping anyone in need. That help often included people living on the street, people in prison or anyone just having difficulty along life’s journey. Bob offered his help freely at any time and any place, believing in the value of human dignity for all. His passion reflected the Scripture from Saint Matthew, Chapter 25, Verse 40. Bob is survived by his wife, Sandra (Lewis); sons, John (Robin), Halifax, Andrew (Monique), Moncton and Danny (Kim), Cold Lake; daughter, Lisa (Mike) Attwell, Vancouver; sister, Mary (Jack Coffey) Jeffers, Marion Bridge; sister-in-law, Evelyna Hussey, Marion Bridge; grandchildren, Duncan, Isabel, Ryan, Kayla, Jasmine, Lexie and Brett. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Jack. Visitation will take place at Bethel United Church, Marion Bridge on Thursday January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service be held at Bethel United Church on Friday, January 24 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorials may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton or Bethel United Church, Marion Bridge. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or emailed to [email protected] <http://[email protected]/>“Anything you did for one of the least important brothers and sister of mine, you did it for me” EVELYN (PRIDE) MACAULAY - 97 YRS MACAULAY, Evelyn Evelyn MacAulay, 97, passed away peacefully in Alderwood Rest Home on January 19, 2020. She was born in Sydney on February 6, 1922, the daughter of Annie and James Pride. She is survived by son, Douglas (Juanita), Baddeck; daughters, Jane (Matt) McDonald, Sydney and Susan (Frank) MacDonald, Baddeck; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, William Skinner, St. Margaret's Bay and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Dr. Dougal; five sisters, Hazel, Olive, Myrtle, Carrie and Helen. Keeping with Evelyn's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck, NS. Committal will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. A huge thank you to the staff at Alderwood Rest Home for the exceptional care she received over the past 5 years. Donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to Alderwood Rest Home or charity of choice. MICHAEL JOSEPH “MICK” MACLEAN - 71 YRS MACLEAN, Michael Joseph “Mick” The family of Michael Joseph MacLean regret to announce his passing on Monday, January 20, 2020. Born in Sydney on June 24, 1948, Mick was the son of the late Michael “Bud” and Ethel (Hardy) MacLean. He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Stack); sons, Jan, Dartmouth and Alan, his wife, Susan Kauffman and their boys, Sam and Jackson, South Bar. He is also survived by sisters, Donna (Harry) Pitcher, Halifax and Barbara (Andy) Pittman, Coxheath and brother, Bill (CC), Rothesay, NB. Mick served three years in the Air Force before returning home to join his father’s trucking business for seven years. He then developed his own business plan for self-employment and became a successful driver/owner, overcoming the challenges of both being on the road and managing all the paperwork that entails. The Cape Breton County Truckers Association were lucky to have him join their volunteer board as a well-respected treasurer for many years, keeping honest, accurate figures. When it became clear his illness would prevent him working, he still kept in touch with the trucking scene with his camera. Since the beginning, he always had a camera in the dump truck so he had an abundant supply of worksite photos from the 70’s on, but, with the digital age, he could now shoot live action videos. He taught himself the fine art of editing and publishing a professional looking video and gained thousands of followers on his YouTube channel. The comment “You’ve been Mike MacLean’d” often followed the “Hey that’s me” when an unsuspecting driver sees his truck rolling through a newly posted video. The family wishes to thank Dr. Liam Orrell, Dr. Ron MacCormick and all the nurses and staff at the CBRH Cancer Centre for their care and support. Thanks also to the caring VON and Palliative Care nurses who came to the house to enable him to remain at home. As per Mick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A reception for family and friends will be held at Coxheath Hills Community Hall, 1580 Coxheath Rd. at the Blackett’s Lake intersection on Saturday, February 1 from 1-3 p.m. Mick asked that any memorial donations be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton Whitney Pier Youth Club where his grandsons attend the after school program. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> JAMES “ROY" MCNEIL - 68 YRS McNEIL, James Roy New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother and friend, James 'Roy' McNeil. He died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2020, in good hands, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit at the age of 68. Roy was born on May 9, 1951 to the late Bella McMullin. He was raised by the late Anne Mae and Dan McNeil. At the age of 16, Roy became a hairdresser. In the early 1970's, he decided to study at the Holy Apostles College and Seminary in St. Louis. When his father became ill, he came home to help his mom look after him. When Dan, his dad, passed away, Roy started working at Fortress of Louisbourg and everyone knew him as Father Isadore. He worked at a job he loved for 41 years. He will be greatly missed by his brother, John (Brenda) Helle; many good friends, Carman and Debbie Hughes, Suzanne Hughes, Rose and Nick McPherson (godson), Brenda MacKenzie, Diane Boudreau (co-worker), Francis and Wes Taylor, Carson and Rudy (Mary) Mullins to name a few; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Germaine (John) Durdle. Roy was one of the kindest and caring human beings that God put on this earth and God has now taken him home. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A Funeral Mass of celebration will take place on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> JOHN MOSSOP - 90 YRS MOSSOP, John New Victoria This day, January 19, 2020, is a very sad day for us, the family of John Mossop of New Victoria, as God took him home today. John was born in New Waterford on November 20, 1929. He was a son of the late Clem and Sarah Elizabeth (Harker) Mossop. Da spent all his working days in several coal mines. When Da wasn't working, he would take his family and friends to his favorite place, his cabin in Framboise, where many good times were spent. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going on long rides in the country. Da will be remembered most of all for his Great Sense of Humor. He is survived by four sons, Terry (Joanne), Stephen (Paula), Robbie (Nadine), David (Barb); one daughter, Lisa; fifteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and daughters-in-law, Mary, Liz and Faye. Da was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary; two sons, Stewart and Gary; brother, Clem; sisters, Katie Mossop Roper and Doris Mossop Langer. Visitation will be held on Wednesday (today), January 22 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 23 at 2 p.m. in All Saints Memorial Church, New Waterford, with Rev. Dorothy Miller officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to All Saints Memorial Church, New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> DONALD ALLISTER SPENCER - SPENCER, Donald Allister Port Morien The family is saddened to announce that Allister Spencer passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He will forever be remembered by his beloved wife of 61 years, Donelda (Kinslow); daughter, Beverley; sons, Donald (Dawn Goddard) and Bruce (Christine Lemoyne); grandsons, Michael and Duncan; sister-in-law, Valerie Kinslow (Michelle Hamelin); cousins, Norma, Sandra, Helen, Audrey and their families. He will be sadly missed by Sammi and Hudson. Born in Port Morien, Allister spent most of his adult life away as he pursued his career with the Bank of Montreal in Quebec, New Brunswick and other parts of Nova Scotia. But he never forgot his Cape Breton roots and instilled a love of the island in his children during frequent visits home. He and Donelda returned to Port Morien after retirement and spent 26 happy years in the family home, hosting family and friends, delighting in the birds and squirrels and a succession of house cats, and giving back to the community. Allister brought the skills and professionalism that he displayed during his successful banking career to his tireless volunteer work for St. John’s United Church and Black Brook Cemetery. He also performed countless acts of kindness for friends and neighbours and was devoted to the care of his aunt Ada (Spencer), aunt Etta (Penny) and mother, Sally (Thomas) in their final years. He exemplified the timeless values of community service and devotion to family. Above all, he was a loving husband, a wise and gentle father and simply a very good man. The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Murphy, Dr. Mandat Maharaj and the nurses of Unit 4C for their compassionate care. Funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, Rev. Bob Biggar officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Black Brook Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Allister’s memory may be made to St. John’s United Church, Port Morien or the Glace Bay Food Bank. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com <http://www.pattenfuneral.com/> DARREN JOSEPH SYMS - 52 YRS SYMS, Darren Joseph New Waterford It is with great sadness that we, the family of Darren Joseph Syms, age 52, announce his passing on January 17, 2020 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his family by his side. Born in New Waterford on October 23, 1967, he was the son of Louis Syms and Eleanor Akins. Darren enjoyed his many trips in his father’s tow truck. Often times he could be found curled up next to the truck door sound asleep. Darren also enjoyed going to stock car races, playing soft ball for the New Waterford Hawks and playing darts with many of his friends at the French Club. He was a care-free soul that always had a smile and a handshake to welcome you. Darren will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him. Darren is survived by his father, Louis; stepmom, Hazel; his mother, Eleanor Akins; brothers, Michael (Karen), New Waterford, Dwayne (Jenn), Dartmouth; aunt, Theresa (Greg) Blackwood, Ontario; nephew, Tyler. Darren is predeceased by his grandparents and by many aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in Darren’s memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and to the Kidney and Lung Association. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital ICU and Dialysis Unit for the exceptional care given to Darren. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> KENNETH RICHARD TAYLOR - 68 YRS TAYLOR, Kenneth Richard North Sydney We regret to announce the passing of Kenneth Richard Taylor, 68, on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert and Mary Taylor. He is survived by his son, Matthew. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marie; brothers, Clifford, Robert & James, and his sister, Elaine Gale. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/>

    01/22/2020 08:47:50
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 21, 2019 TUESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 21, 2019 TUESDAY There were 4 obituaries published today MURRAY WILLIAM BAUER - 53 YRS GERALDINE RAYLENE “GERRY” (RENDELL) BENNETT - 70 YRS LOUISE GENEVIEVE (MACKIE) BOUTILIER - 88 YRS HAROLD WOLFE DAVIS - 93 YRS MURRAY WILLIAM BAUER - 53 YRS BAUER, Murray William With broken hearts the family of, Murray William Bauer, age 53 of Mira Road, Sydney, NS, announce his passing on January 16, 2020 at his home in Cole Harbour, NS. Born February 22, 1966, he was the son of Lloyd Bauer, Mira Road and Ruth Beaton, Coxheath, NS, adopted and raised by his grandparents, Murray and Loretta Bauer, Mira Road. He left behind his wife, Holly Robinson Bauer and his most cherished dogs that meant the world to him; his sisters, Loretta Mary Bauer, Winnipeg, MB, Alana Baxter, Edmonton, AB, Anna Hennessy, AB. Also survived by his aunt whom he identified as his sister, Marie Bauer. He was predeceased by sister, Valarie, and brother, Riley. Murray will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. No service at this time, more details to come. Rest peacefully. GERALDINE RAYLENE “GERRY” (RENDELL) BENNETT - 70 YRS BENNETT, Geraldine 'Gerry' Raylene Sydney Mines It is with great sorrow and heartbreak that we, the family of Geraldine (Gerry) Bennett, announce her passing on Saturday, January 18, 2020, after a brief illness, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in North Sydney on March 4, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Katie (Blackie) Rendell. Gerry is survived by her sons, Jason and Curtis (Jessica), and her grandchildren, Hannah, Jacob, Jalynn, Hunter and Shyann. She also leaves behind her sister, Betty; brothers, Jakie (Mary), Markie, and Daryl (Debbie); and sister-in-law, Lorraine. She will also be greatly missed by her mother-in-law, Grace Bennett; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Fred) Howard, Shirley (Donnie) MacDonald, Elsie Bennett, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Roddy; sisters, Kitty and Marlene; brothers, Tony and Jarvis; brothers-in-law, Burton Murphy and Buddy Bennett; father-in-law, Roddy Bennett Sr.; and nephew, Zachary MacDonald. Gerry’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the ICU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Gerry during her stay in the hospital. Her family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 10-11 am in J. M Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 am in the funeral home, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s name may be made to the Cape Breton SPCA. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> LOUISE GENEVIEVE (MACKIE) BOUTILIER - 88 YRS BOUTILIER, Louise Genevieve Gardiner Mines With sadness we, her family, announce the peaceful passing of Louise Genevieve Boutilier (March 29, 1931) on January 19, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. In her final days, as always, she was surrounded by the enduring love of her family. Louise, the eldest daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Mackie, was a life-long resident of Gardiner Mines. Louise married Charles Boutilier on June 7, 1948 and together they raised their family of twelve children. She is deeply mourned by her husband, Charles, and sons and daughters, Terry (Colleen), Brenda (David), Deborah, Coleen (Gary), Rosalie, John (Lorrie), Vernon (Debbie), Darrell (Kathy), Paul, Carolyn (Allan), James (Wanita) and Cheryl. As a family, we are forever grateful to our sister, Deborah, for her dedication to Mom as her primary caregiver. Louise is the cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren---she will be remembered always as their very special Nana. Louise’s proud legacy is one of great devotion and generosity to her family---she is truly the tie that binds us all! Louise will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers, Evelyn, George (Rosalind), Anna (Wayne), Seward, Leone (Keith), Brendan (Judy) and Gail (Daniel); her many nieces and nephews; and long-time neighbours and friends. Along with her parents, Louise was predeceased by her father and mother in-law, William and Marcella Boutilier; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Joan Mackie; sister, Heather McMullin; brother-in-law, Fabian Boutilier; niece, Kim Mackie, and niece and godchild, Alicia O'Connell. All who knew and loved Louise will continue to hold dearly memories of her kindness and genuine interest in everyone she met and came to know. She faced her health challenges over the past years with the grace, resilience, and steadfast courage she showed throughout her life. Thank you to the caring members of Cape Breton County Homemakers, VON, EHS, and the doctors, nurses and medical staff for their part in Louise’s care over the past years. Thank you to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit staff and volunteers for their attentive care during the past days. Funeral arrangements will be conducted by V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 23 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Dan Boudreau presiding. A reception will follow. Burial at St. James Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada or Diabetes Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> “We will miss you and love you always.” HAROLD WOLFE DAVIS - 93 YRS DAVIS, Harold Wolfe Harold Davis, age 93, passed away in Toronto on Saturday, January 18, 2020 surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Evelyn Moraff Davis. They resided in Sydney, Cape Breton most of their lives and moved to Toronto in 2013. Harold is survived by daughters, Lynne Davis (Cameron Brown), Beverley Davis (Patrick Taylor); grandchildren, Shira Taylor (Paul) and David Taylor (Kim), and great-grandson, Jackson. Funeral services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, Toronto on Tuesday, January 21 at 11 a.m. Following the service, interment at Pardes Chaim Cemetery, Community Section. Donations to Hadassah-Wizo or a charity of your choice.

    01/21/2020 09:07:34
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 20, 2019 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 20, 2019 MONDAY There were 6 obituaries published today PATRICIA (MACNEIL) GALLANT - 90 YRS PAUL MACKINNON - 87 YRS BERNARD JERMIAH MCCARTHY - 85 YRS HARRY SEYMOUR MEENS - 90 YRS THERESA STUBBARD, LPN - 65 YRS DARREN JOSEPH SYMS - 52 YRS PATRICIA (MACNEIL) GALLANT - 90 YRS GALLANT, Patricia (MacNeil) Glace Bay It is with great sorrow the family of Patricia (MacNeil) Gallant announce her passing at home on January 18, 2020. Patricia had just recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Patricia was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, class of 1953. She taught school in Glace Bay and New Waterford. On September 3, 1955 she married David Gallant. Patricia was a Third Order Carmelite and a devout member of St. John the Baptist Church. She served as Eucharistic Minister and was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Ladies Guild. Patricia was the only daughter of Michael J. MacNeil and Mary M. O’Keefe who preceded her along with three brothers, Rev. Col. Reginald G. MacNeil, Rev. Bernard J. MacNeil and J. O’Keefe MacNeil, and her sister-in-law, Catherine MacNeil. Patricia was survived by five daughters, Ann Marie, Alanna, Anita, Adele, Pat and a son, Bernard. Also surviving is John MacDonald who Patricia considered a son and brother to the family. She will be sadly missed by a nephew, Donald MacNeil, niece, Marie Edwards; nine grandchildren, Bradley, Craig, David, Donald, Cathy, Sarah, Nicole, Amy, Kevin, and four great-grandsons, Noah, Brady, Knox and Nash. We extend a thank you to the staff of the Cancer Center of the Regional Hospital, Palliative Care and the VON for their care and support. Visitation is Tuesday, January 21 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel and Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Duaine Devereaux is Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church followed by a reception in the church foyer. Interment at a later date in St. Anne’s Cemetery. Donations can be made to St.Vincent <http://st.vincent/> DePaul Society or Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> “May she rest in heaven two hours before the devil knows she is gone.” PAUL MACKINNON - 87 YRS MacKINNON, Paul New Waterford It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Paul MacKinnon, age of 87, on January 17, 2020. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Colin and Helen (MacLellan) MacKinnon. Paul was an avid fisherman and hunter, he also played floor hockey and softball in his early years, he loved to play cards and looked forward to his visits from his brother Collie. Paul was a coal miner having worked in #16 and #18 Collieries for many years, was a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 752 for 30 years and worked extensively across Canada. Paul is survived by his sister, Phemie Walzak, New Waterford; brother, Collie (Betty); brother-in-law, Ervin McNeil; as well as many nieces and nephews, with whom he was very generous to throughout his lifetime. If there was some work that needed to be done, you could always count on Paul to be there to help. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by his sister, Anna and brother-in-law, Joe, Detroit, Michigan; sister, Florence (MacNeil), New Waterford; brother, Duncan; sister-in-law, Shirley, New Waterford; brother-in-law, Russell Walzak, and baby Colin, in infancy. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com <http://www.mclellanfuneralhome.com/> BERNARD JERMIAH MCCARTHY - 85 YRS McCARTHY, Bernard Jermiah North West Arm/Sydney Bernard J. McCarthy, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born March 10, 1934 in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Jerry and Mary Ann (Corbett) McCarthy. Bernie was a master carpenter and loved gardening, raising homing pigeons, chickens and enjoyed dancing and travelling. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Sturgis of 17 years; daughter, Bernetta (Joe) Socha; sons, Kevin (Maureen), Bernie; grandchildren, Kenny, Christi, Shaun, Mitchell, Corbin and Brae; six great-grandchildren, as well as sisters, Rita (Pleman) Woodland, Catherine Smith, Yvonne (Wayne) Cooper and brother, Edward (Eunice). Besides his parents he was also predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Marjorie (McLean) and sisters, Anne, Babs, Babe and Shirley. Cremation has taken place and a visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home and a funeral mass on Wednesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, NS, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care, C.B. Regional Hospital or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 902-862-7500. To send online condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com <http://www.mclellanfuneralhome.com/> HARRY SEYMOUR MEENS - 90 YRS MEENS, Harry Seymour Harry Seymour Meens passed away peacefully in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on January 16, 2020, at the age of 90. Harry was born to parents William Arthur and Annie Mary Ann (Jones) Meens on May 24, 1929, in Belleville, Ontario. He was the second youngest of nine children and was the last surviving member of his family. Harry is survived by the love of his life for 66 years, his wife Jeanette Meens (McPhee). They met and were married in North Luffenham, England in 1953, where they were both stationed with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Harry's greatest pride and joy were his five surviving children, Ann (Meens) Hulford, Kevin (Jane) Meens, Lynn (Meens) Copoulos, Barbara (Tim) Meens Thistle and Beverly (Gord) Meens-Jeeves; his six grandchildren, Ryan and Thomas (Andrea) Hulford, Gregory (Amanda) and William (Samantha) Jeeves, Spencer and MacKenzie Meens, and two great-grandchildren, Graysen Jeeves (brother Aiden) and Lyla-ann Jeeves. Harry was also an adored brother-in-law and a cherished uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Harry retired from the military as a Master Warrant Officer in 1975 (after 25 years) and continued his career within the VG Hospital and the old Camp Hill Hospital, both in Halifax, where he retired in 1992 as a director in Human Resources. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harry was a skilled craftsman of wooden model houses, flowers, lighthouses and folk art. He enjoyed crosswords, planting flowers, building puzzles, playing pool, cribbage and Bocce. He loved to compete in any sport, with a passion for billiards, darts, golf, and tennis. Always quick to lovingly tease his children, he truly enjoyed helping them with odd jobs and renovations. Harry was always there to help anyone, enjoyed life, and was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital for their kindness and care. The family is grateful for the condolences. Donations in Harry's memory can be made to a charity of choice. The family will announce a remembrance event in the future. "Remember me as I was, not as I am." (Richie Vincent) THERESA STUBBARD, LPN - 65 YRS STUBBARD, Theresa, L.P.N. Dominion Theresa Stubbard, age 63 of Dominion, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Veronica (McNeil) Stubbard. Theresa was formerly employed at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, V.O.N. and homecare as an L.P.N. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and going to antique garage and home sales. Theresa has a great sense of humour. She is survived by her partner of many years, Sheldon Cole; sisters, Agnes (Dan Gracie), ON, Joan (Joe Smith), Reserve, Florence, Alberta; brothers, Simon, Reserve, Ray, Dominion; step-sister, Marge, New Waterford; step-brother, Patrick, Glace Bay; brothers-in-law, Blair (Doreen), Shawn (Laurie); sister-in-law, Arlene (Herbie); many nieces and nephews. Theresa is also survived by a special niece, Kim and her partner, Noel Seymour. Noel donated his kidney to Theresa when she was ill. Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her brothers, Art, Peter; sister, Mary; step-brother, Johnny; step-sisters, Thelma, Jenny; nephew, Joe; nieces, Tanya, Wendy, and a sister-in-law, Darlene. Visitation is Wednesday, January 22 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Fr. Dan Boudreau officiating. Interment in MacLeod’s Crossing at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Theresa may be made to a charity of one’s choice. A special thank you to Dr. Lian Szabo, Dr. Young (Dialysis Unit), doctors and nurses at ICU, CBRH, Sydney. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> DARREN JOSEPH SYMS - 52 YRS SYMS, Darren Joseph New Waterford Darren Joseph Syms, age 52 of New Waterford, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Funeral arrangements and the full obituary are incomplete and will be announced by the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford at a later date. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/>

    01/20/2020 06:32:59
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 18, 2019 SATURDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 18, 2019 SATURDAY There were 12 obituaries published today ANNIE ELIZABETH :BETTY” BUDDEN - MARY PAULINE (BOUTILIER) COFFIN - 72 YRS DANIEL “DANNY” CURTIS - 73 YRS ALBERT HENRY GIBBONS - 75 YRS JUDY ELLEN (FLMI) KAISER - 71 YRS WANDA LEONA (MARCH) LEBLANC - 67 YRS MARY “JESSIE" MACDONALD - 92 YRS JOHN BERNARD “BUBS” MACMULLIN - 77 YRS REV JOAN A. (MACCUISH) MACLEOD - 82 YRS DAVID W.E. RIGBY - 62 YRS LAURA LYNN (NAZZER) SAUNDERS - 65 YRS SEWARD WARR - 91 YRS ANNIE ELIZABETH :BETTY” BUDDEN - BUDDEN, Annie Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Glace Bay We regret to announce the Passing of Annie Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Budden on Jan. 11, 2020 at Seaview Manor. Visitation will be held Saturday. Jan 18, 2020 from 12-1 pm with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seaview Manor, Glace Bay Food Bank or charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> MARY PAULINE (BOUTILIER) COFFIN - 72 YRS COFFIN, Mary Pauline (Boutilier) Gardiner Mines It is with profound sadness and heartache that we the family announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Pauline Coffin, otherwise known as Polly. She was born December 2, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Weldon and Millie Boutilier. Polly peacefully passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with her loving daughters and family by her side on January 16, 2020. Polly is survived by her loving daughters, Camie, Saundra (Erin), and Kitty (Karl); her beautiful granddaughters, Rebecca, Brynn and Maddy; her handsome grandsons, Riley and Brandon; and the sparkle in her eye, her great-granddaughter, Sandra. Polly is also survived by her brother, Danny Boutilier (Doris) and sister, Elaine Saccary (Andy). She will also be sadly missed by her brothers-in-law, Tom Shea, Joey Coffin and John Bedard; sisters-in-law, Lynda Brulotte (Michel), Nancy Jean Coffin, Barbara Coffin, Valerie Coffin, Elizabeth Coffin, Nancy Coffin and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Bert Coffin; her parents-in-law, Leo and Margaret Coffin; her loving sister, Tena Shea; brothers-in-law, Art Coffin and Tony Coffin; sisters-in-law, Peggy Bedard and Karen Coffin. Polly was employed with Service Canada for 30 years, up until her retirement. Mom was an avid Boston Bruins fan, a devoted Screaming Eagles fan, and she loved her Toronto Blue Jays. But her true passion was her grandchildren, regularly attending their activities, from Hockey to Band Concerts, Cadets and Cheerleading. She was their biggest fan. As per Polly’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday January 20, 2020 from 1 pm - 2 pm followed by a memorial service at 2 pm with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating, all taking place at TJ Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St, Glace Bay. A Celebration of Life to follow at the Gardiner Mines Community Centre, 6429 Seaside Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Patient Fund or Cape Breton Hospice Palliative Care. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> DANIEL “DANNY” CURTIS - 73 YRS CURTIS, Daniel 'Danny' Grand Mira North It is with deep regret that the family of Daniel “Danny” Curtis announces his passing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Danny was born November 3, 1946, in Sydney, and was the son of the late Leo and Kathleen (Brison/Brown) Curtis. His extensive experience as a heavy duty mechanic was widely known and respected in the industry. Danny’s talent for technical design and creation led him to construct vehicles and buildings from the ground up, including his own skidder and many other pieces of heavy equipment. Danny had an innate understanding of craftsmanship and technical ability. His varied interests and love of the outdoors allowed him to hone his talents in many areas including forestry, farming, and mechanics. His unwavering passion and dedication to craftsmanship allowed Danny to master many skills and leave a lasting legacy. He was always happy to offer his expertise or lend a helping hand to family and friends, and has often taken the time to pass on his skilful knowledge to younger members of his family. Danny also enjoyed history, visiting museums, and spending time with his beloved shared pet, Simba. He often discussed his travels and fondly reminisced about one of his most memorable trips to visit with his son and family in Alberta. Despite his many experiences, Danny will be most remembered for his kindness. He was an exceptionally loving, dedicated, and supportive person, and always made himself available to help when another was in need. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered for his kind heart, dry humour, and guiding advice. Danny is survived by his son, David (Janita), Edmonton, AB; grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew and Abbagail; stepsons, Ronnie Robertson (Paula), Westmount and their children, Jenna, Emma and Barrett and Jake Robertson (Alison), AB and their children, Colby, Rachael and Cody; sisters, Linda (Tony) Fougere, Enfield, Joan (Mick) MacNeil, Grand Mira North, Marilyn (Don) Feldman, Albert Bridge and Loretta Beck, Sydney; brothers, Chris (Margie) and George (Lorna), Grand Mira North; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Danny was predeceased by his sister, Anna Curtis-Steele. A celebration of life will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 18 from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation Atlantic or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or by email at [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> ALBERT HENRY GIBBONS - 75 YRS GIBBONS, Albert Henry It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Albert Henry Gibbons (1944-2020). Beset by respiratory failure on a Panamanian cruise in mid December, Albert was not able to recover upon being transferred to the Broward Health Medical Center in Ft Lauderdale, FL. on December 20, 2019 and despite the high standard of care afforded, passed on there on January 10, 2020 just after 9a.m. EST, comforted by his wife Marilyn. Albert was the first born of Henry Herbert & Annie Jane Gibbons (MacKeigan) of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on August 15, 1944. His younger brother, Phillip (Ann Marie), also of Marion Bridge. A polymath from when he was in short pants, Albert wooed his bride of 53+ years, Marilyn Lenore Gibbons (Fraser) during a brief stint in banking in Halifax, N.S. in his early 20’s. It was his dancing that swept her off her feet, in the end (dashing looks aside). The couple had three children, Caleb (Kazuyo) Tokyo, Japan, Kimberlea Toronto, ON and Curtis (Jenn) Fall River, NS; and 4 grandkids, Jacob, Cara, Carter and Liam. Albert’s mid August birthday was ideal for a birthday party as the away crowd was all back in Cape Breton. He especially loved having the kids around him during those celebrations. Albert was granted 75 revolutions of the Sun that brought both abundance and grandeur to his beloved blueberry fields at the end of Gibbons Road, his family sanctuary since 1974. Born to farm, numeracy excellence brought Albert first to banking in his 20’s, a self-taught carpenter in his 30’s and a self-taught tax accountant in his 40’s. Albert toiled 30 years as the brains behind H&R Block, Baddeck and he relished the challenges it offered. A substantial tax practice was built over decades, catering to both individual and corporate client segments with a speciality in relatively complex US tax returns. Many long-time clients will shudder at the thought of facing the CRA/IRS without his sage counsel. First Nations were valued clients and most in Wagmatcook and Whycocomagh knew Albert, either as tax clients or through his blueberry business. The 100km + daily commute to Baddeck was taken in stride and largely without complaint, save the trade-in value of Ford F-150’s with 270+k on the odometer. Marilyn was co-pilot for many of those trips. Not all work and no play, Albert was an avid collector of stamps, art and jewelry. The auction houses may see a dip in their revenue numbers going forward. Albert was always on the bid, never the offer. Albert loved to fish, brook trout especially. Thousands are owed him on penny a point crib and few tallies for Scrabble did not have him 1st or 2nd (Curtis ahead by a nose). Tarabish was a favorite card game when all kin were home and he especially liked to see the ferocious play of his grandkids, keen to show off their new-found skills. Albert was an avid reader but spoke like each word cost him a quarter. His culinary acumen was without equal and many will miss the “standards” that he could repeat with Gordon Ramsay like precision. Curry meatballs, prepared in a cast iron pan as big as a hula hoop, might have been the #1 fan fav. Prudence may dictate a suit for eventual internment, but Albert’s standard uniform was black Levi’s and a white t-shirt, with the shirt highly optional June through September. The list of “big ideas” were endless growing up with Albert at the reins. Farming with a growing season as short as Cape Breton is a perilous endeavor, requiring an open mind. Gibbons Farms will live on in some form, no doubt. A late stage cat nut, Albert loved Phantom and his love was not unrequited. Marilyn will need to more than double up on her affection to keep the feline whole. Public visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with reception to follow. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association in lieu of flowers; www.lung.ca <http://www.lung.ca/> Family condolences/comments: www.sydneymemorialchapel.com <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.com/> JUDY ELLEN (FLMI) KAISER - 71 YRS KAISER, Judy Ellen (FLMI) Jan. 12, 1948 – Jan. 11, 2020 An apple blossom daughter originally from beautiful Annapolis Valley, NS mainland, Judy’s legacy is every person who has had the privilege of knowing her ever present smile and forever positive belief that each day is a new beginning, no matter what that day brings. A celebration of life will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. Special thanks to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the Hospice Palliative Care Society. Donations can be made to the above or the S.P.C.A. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> WANDA LEONA (MARCH) LEBLANC - 67 YRS LEBLANC, Wanda Leona 1952-2020 After a long bout with cancer, Wanda Leona LeBlanc passed away peacefully at the Moncton City Hospital on January 17, 2020 with family by her side. Born March 20, 1952 in Little Bras D’Or, Cape Breton, NS. She was the daughter of the late Edward Garfield ‘Bus’ Marsh and Hilda Leona (Penney) Marsh. Wanda is survived by her husband, Robert ‘Bob’ LeBlanc; brothers’ Patrick Garfield Marsh (Linda Mae), Robert ‘Tren’ Marsh (Paula); as well as several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents. The family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers of the Oncology Clinic and Palliative Care Unit at the Moncton City Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Fair Haven Funeral Home. 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, NB E1E 3V9 (506) 852-3530. As per family wishes there will be a private family interment in Cape Breton, NS at a later date. Donations in Wanda’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences can be made to www.fairhavenmemorial.ca <http://www.fairhavenmemorial.ca/> MARY “JESSIE" MACDONALD - 92 YRS MacDonald, Mary Jessie On January 16, 2020, our aunt, Mary ‘Jessie’ MacDonald, 92 passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care where she was a resident since 2008. Our heartfelt thank you to the staff of Miners Lane for their incredible care during her stay. Jessie was very proud of her long office career at Cape Breton Dairy (later Scotsburn), along with working the gate at Tartan Downs. Before entering Harbourstone, Jessie was a dedicated member of St. Theresa’s parish and CWL in Sydney. She loved fiddle music, enjoyed whiskey on ice, and had a special place in her heart for her beloved childhood home in Blacketts Lake. Jessie was the daughter of the late James J. and Catherine MacDonald and the last surviving member of a family of six; Neil J. and Gertrude (both died in early childhood), Kay, Duncan, and Neil H. She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law, Phyllis. ‘Dit’ is survived by nephew, James; nieces, Adele (Rodney Dominey) and Melissa (Tony Langlois); and grandnephew, Camdon Langlois; as well as three nephews in Boston. Visitation will be from 6-9 on Monday, January 20 at TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, January 21 at St. Mary’s Church in East Bay with Fr. Anthony O’Connor. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> If desired, donation may be made to either of the above parishes which were both dear to Jessie’s heart. JOHN BERNARD “BUBS” MACMULLIN - 77 YRS MACMULLIN, John ‘Bubs’ Sydney We, the family of John Bernard ‘Bubs’ MacMullin, regret to announce his passing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born March 24, 1942, in Boisdale, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary (MacIntyre) MacMullin. John enjoyed adventure in his younger years as a truck driver living in Whitehorse, Yukon. He later settled in Sydney and worked at Sydney Steel for 30 years. John was an avid golfer and was a longtime member at Seaview Golf Club. He also loved watching hockey and going to Screaming Eagles games. John loved spending time with his family and always enjoyed music at family gatherings. John travelled to Ontario every Christmas to visit his children and his grandsons, who he proudly called ‘Poppa’s boys’. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret Michaelena (MacDonald); daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Yetman, Cambridge, ON; son, Todd (Keri), Orono, ON; grandchildren, Brady and Keegan Yetman; sisters, Christina (Pat) Moore, Sydney and Mary Tighe, Boisdale; brothers, Blaise, Boisdale and Daniel, Montreal; and many nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly. Besides his parents, Bubs was predeceased by his brother, Norman; and his nephews, Glen Moore and Tyler MacMullin. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Boisdale on Monday, January 20 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in St. Andrew’s Parish Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Renal Dialysis 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 [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> REV JOAN A. (MACCUISH) MACLEOD - 82 YRS MacLEOD, Joan A.(Rev Joan), 82 Baddeck / Sydney Mines Joan A. MacLeod, aged 82, of Baddeck and formerly Sydney Mines passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Cedarstone Advanced Care in Truro. Born in Sydney Mines, on July 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Marguerite (Jardine) MacCuish. She graduated from Glace Bay General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1957. She worked as a nurse in Sydney Mines, Toronto and Baddeck. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Rev. Ian MacLeod in 2017. Together they served Presbyterian congregations in Elmsdale, Hardwood Lands, Dean, Baddeck, St. Ann’s, and Sydney Mines. She was an avid volunteer with the Victoria County Housing Authority, the Baddeck Rural High School Library and various church organizations. Joan is survived by her sons, Grant (Elaine) MacLeod, Fall River and Roddie (Theresa) MacLeod, Truro; sister, Merle MacCuish, Sydney Mines, and sisters-in-law, Christine MacCuish, North Sydney and Mildred MacLeod, Windsor. She was the beloved Nana, of Carrie MacLeod, Halifax, and Natasha and Elena MacLeod, Fall River. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Roderick MacCuish and sister Audrey Selfridge. We would also like to thank the staff of MacGillivray, Alderwood and Cedarstone Nursing Homes for their excellent care of Mom these past 2 years. There will be no visitation. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Joan MacLeod will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020, at 2p.m. in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck, with Reverend Brian MacLeod officiating. A reception will take place at the church following the service. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> DAVID W.E. RIGBY - 62 YRS RIGBY, David W.E. New Waterford David W.E. Rigby passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020 at the age of 62 surrounded by family and friends. David was born on February 13, 1957 to Donnie and Mary (McIsaac) Henry. He worked for Devco for 25 years. While there, he was part of the draggermen team, which he assisted in the Westray Mine disaster and received a Medal of Bravery. David was a Captain with the NWVFD where he volunteered his services for 15 years. Up until his illness, David worked as a Millwright in Fort McMurray, AB. David is survived by the love of his life, Doris (Coady), after 43 years of marriage. Together they had three children that David was so proud of; David, Jason (Tanya), and Lindsay (Freddie); loving grandchildren, Dylan, Dallas, Neveah, Cash and Presley. He will be deeply missed by his sisters and brothers, Fabian (Mary), Chuck (Heather), Donna Marie (Joey) and Raylene (Robert); his very special aunt, Sarah. Extended family, Carol (Peter), Hal (Karen), Judy, Amby (Carmel), Joe (Geannie), Nancy, Gerald (Debbie), Chris, Donna Lee; many nieces and nephews and very special friends (You Know Who You Are). Besides his parents, David was predeceased by brother, Sandy and sister, Stasia; father-in-law, Harold, mother-in-law, Kay; sister-in-law, Maxine, and brother-in-law, David. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan, at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> A very special thank you to: Dr. Azer, Dr. Lasovskis, Dr. Abboud, and all Palliative Care and VON nurses. Words cannot express our deep gratitude! Thank you. In David's Words: "Don't Spend My Money." and "Don't Smoke In My Garage." LAURA LYNN (NAZZER) SAUNDERS - 65 YRS SAUNDERS, Laura Lynn It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laura Lynn Saunders on January 15, 2020, beloved wife, of Victor ‘John’ Logie Saunders; and loving mother, of John Charles Saunders and Carolyn Elizabeth. Laura was born on August 28, 1954, in Ottawa, to the late Sunny and Don Nazzer. She later moved with her family to Cape Breton where they eventually settled in Sydney. She married her soulmate John Saunders there on August 21, 1976. John and Laura moved to Newfoundland but soon came back to settle on the Mira River where they raised a family. Laura also had many passions outside her family and was involved in the local community. She was a talented artist, completing many drawings, watercolours, and textile works. She loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Laura was a cook extraordinaire and made the best pastry ever. She was an avid birdwatcher, recognized the song of every bird that came near, and turned her expertise into a job completing many bird surveys in Cape Breton. She advocated for the environment and loved animals. She cared for many pet cats and dogs, raised chickens and sheep, and volunteered with Two Rivers Provincial Park. Laura will be thoroughly missed by John, J.C., Carolyn, her two older brothers, Eric and Craig Nazzer; her younger sister, Carol Walsh (Nazzer); and all her extended family and huge circle of friends. A reception to celebrate Laura’s Life will be held Tues Jan 21, 2020 between 5-8p.m. in the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte St., Sydney, NS. The family wish to extend thanks to the Doctors, staff and volunteers at the CB Regional Hospital’s Palliative Care Units and Cancer Units for their care and compassion. Donations in Laura’s memory can be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or the Cancer Unit at the CB Regional Hospital. Online condolences, or memories can be shared with Laura’s family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> SEWARD WARR - 91 YRS WARR, Seward Seaward Warr, 91, of New Haven, Victoria County, died peacefully in his sleep at Highland Manor on January 16, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1928 to Silas and Ellen (Trim) Warr. He is survived by his sister, Annie Buffett, Highland Manor; nephews, Wayne Budge, Francis (Lisa) Warr, Kevin (Paulette) Budge, Bernie (Annette) Buffett; and niece, Helen (Innis) Budge. He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Edna Budge; brothers, William, Henry and Frederick (in infancy); and one niece,Vera Gwyn. Seward spent his life fishing. He was a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a Toronto Blue Jays fan. Funeral Service will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Neils Harbour on Monday, January 20 at 2p.m. with Rev. Carolyn Sharpe officiating. Interment of Seward’s cremated remains will take place in the spring. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> Many thanks to the staff of Highland Manor for the kindness shown to Seward during his stay. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Church or Highland Manor.

    01/18/2020 06:48:20
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 17, 2019 FRIDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 17, 2019 FRIDAY There were 5 obituaries published today ERNEST “ERNIE” BARRON - 71 YRS DANIEL “DANNY” CURTIS - 73 YRS FREDERICK JOSEPH ISADORE - SHIRLEY FLORENCE (HAGGETT) MACQUEEN - WILLIAM “BUDDY” ROBINSON - ERNEST “ERNIE” BARRON - ARRON, Ernest 'Ernie' We Regret to announce the passing of Ernest 'Ernie' Barron on January 13, 2020. For complete details, please visit www.foresthaven.ca <http://www.foresthaven.ca/> ERNEST “ERNIE” BARRON August 25, 1948 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 71) We the family of Ernest William Barron (Ernie) regret to announce his passing on Jan13, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 71. Born august 25,1948, he was a son of the late Ernest Aubrey and Mary Theresa Barron He is survived by his 2 sons, Shane and Dwayne; 4 grandchildren Derrian, Alexis,Ciera and Mikaila Barron; Brother Tony (Gloria); Sisters Colleen and Kathy and former wife Judy. Besides his parents, Ernie was predeceased by sister Neva (Cookie); Brother’s Gary and Kenny. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at a later date.Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.foresthaven.ca DANIEL “DANNY” CURTIS - 73 YRS CURTIS, Daniel 'Danny' Grand Mira North It is with deep regret that the family of Daniel “Danny” Curtis announces his passing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Danny was born November 3, 1946, in Sydney, and was the son of the late Leo and Kathleen (Brison/Brown) Curtis. His extensive experience as a heavy duty mechanic was widely known and respected in the industry. Danny’s talent for technical design and creation led him to construct vehicles and buildings from the ground up, including his own skidder and many other pieces of heavy equipment. Danny had an innate understanding of craftsmanship and technical ability. His varied interests and love of the outdoors allowed him to hone his talents in many areas including forestry, farming, and mechanics. His unwavering passion and dedication to craftsmanship allowed Danny to master many skills and leave a lasting legacy. He was always happy to offer his expertise or lend a helping hand to family and friends, and has often taken the time to pass on his skilful knowledge to younger members of his family. Danny also enjoyed history, visiting museums, and spending time with his beloved shared pet, Simba. He often discussed his travels and fondly reminisced about one of his most memorable trips to visit with his son and family in Alberta. Despite his many experiences, Danny will be most remembered for his kindness. He was an exceptionally loving, dedicated, and supportive person, and always made himself available to help when another was in need. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered for his kind heart, dry humour, and guiding advice. Danny is survived by his son, David (Janita), Edmonton, AB; grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew and Abbagail; stepsons, Ronnie Robertson (Paula), Westmount and their children, Jenna, Emma and Barrett and Jake Robertson (Alison), AB and their children, Colby, Rachael and Cody; sisters, Linda (Tony) Fougere, Enfield, Joan (Mick) MacNeil, Grand Mira North, Marilyn (Don) Feldman, Albert Bridge and Loretta Beck, Sydney; brothers, Chris (Margie) and George (Lorna), Grand Mira North; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Danny was predeceased by his sister, Anna Curtis-Steele. A celebration of life will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 18 from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation Atlantic or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or by email at [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> FREDERICK JOSEPH ISADORE - ISADORE, Frederick Joseph Wagmatcook We sincerely regret to announce the passing of our brother Frederick Joseph Isadore on January 10, 2020. He was the son of the late Mary (Googoo) and Levi Isadore. Freddy was a kind-hearted man who helped anyone who asked. He had an open-door policy. Freddy loved playing cards, especially crib, bingo and horseshoes. He will be greatly missed by his friends, family and neighbours. Freddy is survived by his brother, Walter (Katherine) Isadore; nephews, Joe, Jonathan and Kelly; nieces, Katie, Rachel, Christine, Carolee, Jennifer, Sarah, Trina and Jessica. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, James P. Googoo, Roderick Isadore, Gilbert Isadore; sisters, Sarah Bright and Brenda Googoo. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Elder Center in Wagmatcook after 3 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Vargheese presiding. Burial and salite to follow at Cultural & Heritage Center. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> SHIRLEY FLORENCE (HAGGETT) MACQUEEN - MacQUEEN, Shirley Florence (Haggett) North Sydney It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Shirley Florence MacQueen of Seaview Drive, on the morning of January 15, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John Joe and Trixella (Symmonds) Haggett. For more than 65 years Shirley was an active member of St. Columba United Church in Leitches Creek where she was a member of the UCW for many years. An avid painter and famous for her knitting skills, Shirley spent many years working at the Hobby Hut in North Sydney. Her crib skills were to be envied and she was proud of having had a perfect hand on more than one occasion. Prior to her passing, Shirley was a resident of Parkland Assisted Living where she spent her days with two very special friends, Louis Allen and Kay MacDonald. Shirley is lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Lorna Dolmont and Lynn Clarke (Rollie); five grandchildren, Joe Dolmont (Leah), Michelle Toner (Brendan), Mark Dolmont (Julie), Hiliary Clarke (Omri) Haley Clarke; four great-grandchildren, Mya Dolmont, Ryan and Sean-Patrick Toner and Levi Dolmont. Also surviving are her sisters, Doris (Eric) Sibley and Marlene Long; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Jack’ MacQueen; her sisters, Helen Magnan, Nita Henn, Joyce Hickey, and brothers, Brenton, Gordon and Russell. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of Parkland Assisted Living as well as the staff of An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Shirley. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek, with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to St. Columba United Church in Leitches Creek. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> WILLIAM “BUDDY” ROBINSON - ROBINSON, William 'Buddy' Howie Centre It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of William 'Buddy' Robinson on January 12, 2020. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 61 years, Mary (nee) Kinslow; his beloved children, Brian, Melissa (Sheldon), Wendy (Andrew) and Todd (Joanne). He was the proudest Grandpa to Jennifer (Jason), Larissa (Jordan), Corey, Caitlin, Shelby (Mitch) and Colton. Great Grandpa to Amelia, Presley, Jase, Sullivan, Myer, Miller and Sem. He was predeceased in death by his loving parents, William and Matilda (Tillie) Robinson and his only sibling and sister, Alma Boutilier. Dad worked hard as an underground coal miner all of his life, from Cape Breton to Alberta and back. We all have fond memories of the many holidays driving across Canada. Mom, Dad and the four kids (plus a dog) crammed into the car. He was the ultimate tour guide and never missed a bronze plaque along the Trans-Canada Highway where he insisted we all had to pile out and have a geography lesson. He was a proud Canadian. During our many years in Grande Cache, AB there was snowmobiling, fishing and lots of outdoor adventures. We were fortunate that we had the best dad and that he left us with such wonderful memories. Our sorrow will never match the love and pride that he extended to his wife, children and grandchildren. We were all his favourites. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. There will be no service by request. A very special thanks to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Dr. K MacKillop and their kind neighbours Craig and Liz…. We appreciate all of your help. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.foresthaven.ca <http://www.foresthaven.ca/> “In our hearts forever ~ we love you dad.”

    01/17/2020 06:49:50
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 16, 2019 THURSDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 16, 2019 THURSDAY There were 7 obituaries published today ANNIE ELIZABETH “BETTY” (MARTIN) BUDDEN - 86 YRS J. DAVID “DAVE” MARCHAND - 78 YRS MARY EDNA (LEBLANC) IVANY - 90 YRS BERTHA (GERROW) JESSOME - 82 YRS ROBERT JOHN MACDONALD - 58 YRS DANIEL FREDERICK (GORDON) “DAN” SMITH - 68 YRS GEORGE “AUBREY” WADDEN - 83 YRS ANNIE ELIZABETH “BETTY” (MARTIN) BUDDEN - 86 YRS BUDDEN, Annie Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Glace Bay We regret to announce the passing of Annie Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Budden on January 11, 2020 at Seaview Manor. Born in Glace Bay December 5, 1933 to the late Harrold and Mary (Parsons) Martin. Betty is survived by daughters, Jo-Anne Campbell (Bernie), Wendy MacDonald (Angus); son, Harrison Budden (Nadara); grandmother to, Lindsay MacDonald (Jessie MacInnis), Brittany Budden (Steve Csernyik), Hailey Budden; great grandmother to, Camden MacInnis; sister to, Karen Nichol (Don Dickson), David Martin (Barbra); as well as many nieces and nephews. In Betty’s early years she was an employee of numerous retail businesses (Sears and Eaton’s to name a few) and then joined her husband George in forming M & B Wholesale in 1978. George and Betty worked side by side until their retirement in 1996. During those years, together they shared a love for travel and camping in southern US and the highlands of Cape Breton. Betty and George also shared the love of outdoor sports such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and ploughing friends and family out of the snow. Betty was predeceased by the Love of her Life, husband George Budden; her sisters, Diane MacMillan and Verna Durant. We the family would love to give a sincere thank you to the VON and home care services that took care of our mother through the years and a special thank you to the staff of the Seaview Manor for your kindness and compassion to her, especially in the last few days. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday, January 17 from 5-7 p.m. with a memorial service being hel d 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seaview Manor, Glace Bay Food Bank or charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> J. DAVID “DAVE” MARCHAND - 78 YRS MARCHAND, J. David ‘Dave’ Sydney It is with profound sadness and heartbreak that the family of J. David ‘Dave’ Marchand announce his passing after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 25, 1941, in Louisdale, he was the son of the late William ‘Willie’ and Obeline ‘Beline’ (Sampson) Marchand. Dave is survived by his wife of 51 years, the love of his life, Flora (Rossetti); sons, Robert (Amy) and Glen (Patricia), both of Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Boyd, Mikaela and Jasmine; sister, Zelia Marchand, Sydney; sister-in-law, Nicki (Bob) Walker, Sydney; brother-in-law, Peter (Cedie) Rossetti, East Bay; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Dave was predeceased by his brother, Francis; sisters-in-law, Roberta Bagnall and Patricia McKinnon; and brother-in-law, Philip Rossetti. After completing his education, he was first employed at Lee and Martin Chartered Accountants in Sydney. Dave started his career in Healthcare Management at the Glace Bay Community Hospital in 1968, becoming Administrator/CEO in 1970. He retired from that position in 1995. After his retirement, he kept busy through many endeavours. Dave served for a number of years on the Board of Directors at the MacGillivray Guest Home, holding the position of Chairman from 2014 - 2019. He also volunteered for over ten years on the committee that put on the Royal Canadian Legion Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament. Dave’s greatest joy in life was the time he spent with his grandchildren, whether watching them play sports, hearing about their school days or playing with them. He was so proud of them all. Dave’s other great joy was his summers spent at the trailer with his loving wife at the Seal Island Campground and later, at Joyful Journeys Campground in St. Ann’s. He enjoyed the simple joys of a campfire with friends, listening to music and entertaining friends and family. Dave made so many close friends over the years that he considered them his extended family. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 17 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church on Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> MARY EDNA (LEBLANC) IVANY - 90 YRS IVANY, Mary Edna (LeBlanc) South Bar It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Ivany on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Edna was born in East Margaree on May 3, 1929 near the start of the dirty 30's and in deep poverty, on her grandmother's humble farm. As a teenager Edna found her way to Sydney and employment as domestic help in the Jewish community making lifelong friends and always continued to support their fund-raising functions. Then she met the love of her life, Lou, who she married and settled in South Bar for the rest of her life. She loved playing guitar, all kinds of pets, flea markets, daily trips to her favorite stores and summer trips back to Margaree. She was very proud of her Acadian heritage and had an impeccable sense of style and fashion. Her French was never lost, and she so enjoyed conversing with any who could partake. Always a great supporter of her sons, her home was always open to countless musicians who honed their skills in her living room with Ed pushing the beat behind the drums and assisting Todd in his venture into the mobile food industry and continuing education at CBU. Edna will be sadly missed by her sons, Eddy (Kim) and Todd; grandchildren, Clayton, Meghan, Carter and Shawntia Isadore; as well as great-grandchildren, Taryn and Grace Anne. Edna was predeceased by her mother, Catherine (LeBlanc) MacDonald and brother, Edison MacDonald in 2015. As per Edna’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a memorial service to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edna Ivany may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the SPCA, Cape Breton Chapter. 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/> BERTHA (GERROW) JESSOME - 82 YRS JESSOME, Bertha (Gerrow) Sydney Mines It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Bertha Frances Jessome, age 82, on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 16, 1937 in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Ellen (Young) Gerrow. Bertha worked for many years at Josie’s restaurant in both Leitches Creek and C.N. Marine Terminal. Bertha was a fabulous baker and you would consider yourself to be very fortunate if you received her basket of delicious baking at Christmastime. She was a devoted member of the former St. Pius X Church in Sydney Mines, an active member of the CWL and a member of the “Happy Club” for over fifty years. Bertha is survived by her two daughters, Mary Jessome (James), Bras d’Or and Connie (Darrell, whom she considered a son) Reid, of Sydney Mines. She was a loving grandmother to her two grandchildren, Shane and Courtney Faulkner who were her pride and joy; sister of Cathy (Roy) Reid, Hastings, ON, Bobby Gerrow and Clevie (Winnie) Gerrow, both of Florence. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Winnie Gerrow of Cobourg, ON, who she thought of as a sister; sister-in-law, Lorraine Hoben, Mulgrave, NS; special nieces, Joy (Bruce) Eavis, Paulette (Cyril) Tobin, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bernie in 2009; brothers, Harold, Ted, George, Joe, Donald, Jimmy; sisters, Virginia (Doug) Hare, Mary Lannigan; three sisters in infancy, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Alex and Elizabeth Jessome. Our journey wasn't easy; but with the angels of the Northside Community Guest Home, we shared laughter and tears. Our only wish is that you could have known Ma as the person she was. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your care and compassion for treating our mother as one of your own. Laughter is always the best medicine! We would also like to thank Northside Homemakers, Dr. Beth McCormick and Amanda for their wonderful years of care. We are blessed. In keeping with Mom’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. James Oliver presiding. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home, Holy Family Parish or a charity of choice. Fly with the angels Mama, you are finally free. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> ROBERT JOHN MACDONALD - 58 YRS MacDONALD, Robert John Whitney Pier With broken hearts we announce the passing of Robert MacDonald at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Saturday, January 11, 2020 with his family by his side. Born on October 3, 1961 in Sydney, Robert was the son of the late Peter and Christine (Wells) MacDonald. Robert was a loving, caring and kindhearted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His greatest love was spending time with his daughters, granddaughter, siblings, family and friends. He was a simple man that cherished all of his life experiences. He was a generous, knowledgeable and compassionate man. He dedicated a lot of time to helping others and always gave his all. He had a great sense of humor and is known for his stories and jokes which was sure to make you laugh. It made his day to make others smile. He loved music, walks, concerts, outdoors and his cats. He was well known in the community and will be missed by all. Robert leaves behind to mourn, his daughters, Crystal (Lyle) and Sheryl (Kevin); grandchild, Paisley Hardy; the mother of his children, Elizabeth Blackie; brothers, Peter, Halifax and Clyde (Alison), Sydney; sisters, Wanda (Bryden) MacDonald, Sydney River, Denise (Wendell) Dunn, Sydney and Debbie White, Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation for the late Robert MacDonald will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. in St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Whitney Pier, with the Reverend Canon Brenda Drake officiating. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Private family interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery in the spring. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> DANIEL FREDERICK (GORDON) “DAN” SMITH - 68 YRS SMITH, Daniel Frederick (Gordon) ‘Dan’ It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Dan Smith, of West Chezzetcook, on January 11, 2020. Born in Sydney, NS on October 25, 1951. Survived by wife, Shirley; sons, Daniel (Lori), Chris (Liane) and Josh (Bex); grandchildren, Jackson, Leah and Elijah; mother-in-law, Patricia Robinson; siblings, John and Rose-Marie. Predeceased by his mother, Irene; father, Fred; father-in-law, Russell J. ‘Jack’ Robinson; sister-in-law, Marie; nephew, Dylan; niece, Carra. A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held on Saturday, January 18, 1 p.m. at Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church at 17 Peter Court, Mineville. Reception to follow. All are welcome. To view full obituary or leave on online condolence please visit http://www.donaldkwalker.ca/ <http://www.donaldkwalker.ca/> DANIEL FREDERICK (GORDON) “DAN” SMITH It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Dan Smith, of West Chezzetcook, on January 11, 2020. Born in Sydney, NS on October 25, 1951, Dan was the son of the late Irene (MacEachern) Smith and Fred Gordon. He was the cherished husband of Shirley Smith (Robinson) for 45 years. Together, they shared a special bond in love and music and used their strong Christian faith working as peacemakers and mediators to support many. Their home was always open to friends, family and anyone who needed a hug, a warm meal or a place to stay. He was known for his gentle nature and non-judgemental spirit which enabled him to connect to people of all walks of life. Dan and Shirley had a heart for prison ministry and brought love and understanding to all they met. He was a talented composer and musician and blessed many with his guitar and beautiful voice over the years. You could always count on Dan to bring his guitar along and fill any room with music and joy. With his friend Sheldon, they established the duo “Smith and Chant”, writing many songs together and performing countless times, producing two albums. Dan was an active member in many churches over the years and brought his music to congregations as a worship leader. As a boy, he spent his formative years at the family businesses in Sydney, the Esplanade Grill and the Silver Rail. He never lost his Cape Breton roots which were evident in his music and warm, welcoming personality. If you met Dan, he never forgot you and you could consider yourself a friend for life. He was a confidant, role model and listening ear to many over the years. Growing up, Dan was a member of the Sydney Police Boys Club which had a strong impact on his life. This is where he found his love of music, beginning as a drummer. Moving to Owen Sound, Ontario as a young man, he established a branch of the Boys Club there. When he and Shirley moved to Nova Scotia he introduced The Boys and Girls Club to the Halifax area as well and became Director. Later, he used his entrepreneurial spirit and established his own business, Boomerang’s Fun and Games. Dan was also very involved with concert promotions over the years and worked with local artists in the recording industry. He later translated these skills and became a successful Marketing Director with Melaleuca. Dan was a remarkable Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, sons Daniel (Lori), Chris (Liane) and Josh (Bex) all of whom he loved and supported unconditionally. He was an exceptional Grandpa to Jackson, Leah and Elijah whom he adored and who adored him. Dan also had a special relationship with John Tanner (Kelly) who was like a son to him. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Patricia Robinson, siblings John and Rose-Marie, special cousins Nick, Angie, Spiro, Athena, Ken, Ron, Bob and Sharon; Shirley’s siblings Cathy (Glen), John, Frances (Mike), Bernice (Al), Robert (Laura), Scott (Rachel) brother-in-law Darrell and many, many nieces and nephews. There are also countless others who consider Dan an honorary grandfather and role model. Dan was predeceased by his mother Irene, father Fred, father-in-law Russell J. (Jack) Robinson, sister-in-law Marie, nephew Dylan, and niece Carra. A Celebration of Life for Dan will be held on Saturday January 18, 1:00pm at Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church at 17 Peter Court, Mineville. Reception to follow. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada at www.huntingtonsociety.ca GEORGE “AUBREY” WADDEN - 83 YRS WADDEN, George ‘Aubrey’ Bateston It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Aubrey Wadden, age 83, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Richmond Villa in St. Peter’s. Born on November 26, 1936 on Scatarie Island, Aubrey was the son of the late William and Mary (Kennedy) Wadden. Aubrey will be remembered as a hard-working man and employed as a boiler maker (local 73) for 47 years, retiring in 1996. Aubrey is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette (O’Neil) Wadden; children, Lynette (Steve DiMillo), Keith (Rhonda) and Brian (Twyla); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joan (John A. MacKay) and Hazel (Ernie) Williams; sisters-in-law, Pauline, Mabel, Jean, Bonnie and Margie; brothers-in-law, Tony and Bill; sisters-in-law, Eileen, Regina and Nancy; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Aubrey was predeceased by sisters, Carm, Florence, Doreen, Violet, Marguerite, Theresa and Sally; brothers, Stanley (in infancy), Tony, Stanley, Reg, Dave, Howard, Roddie and Michael; in-laws, Vincent and Eileen, Patsy, Beverley and Bill. Memorial Mass for the late Aubrey Wadden will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with Fr. Evo Di Pierro officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Aubrey may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Richmond Villa. 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/>

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    1. [NS-CB] Inverness Oran Deaths JANUARY 15, 2020 WEDNESDAY
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    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 15, 2020 WEDNESDAY There were 7 new obituaries published today MACDONALD, GEORGE FRANCIS - 85 YRS YRS TOMPKINS (CROWDIS), ELIZABETH ROSE “ROSIE" - 90YRS MACKINNON, VINCENT - 84 YRS MACDONNELL (MACDONALD), ANNIE MAE - 88 YRS COOPER (MASON), MARY ELIZABETH “BETH/BETTY” - CHIASSON, RUSSELL JOSEPH - 75 YRS MACDONALD, HOWARD JEROME - 92 YRS MacDONALD It is with heavy hearts we announce, after a brief and sudden illness, our dearly-loved brother, George Joseph MacDonald, passed into eternal rest on December 2nd, 2019; surrounded by his family, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. George was a Christmas baby, born December 25th, 1934, to parents, John Angus and Mary Sarah (MacArthur) MacDonald. George lived a full and interesting life; after completing high school George completed one year in the seminary before deciding to enter a mining career. He then attended ST. F.X. University and graduated from Concordia University with his BA. For several years, George taught school in Riding Park, Manitoba. After teaching, he decided to go to Montreal; where he settled for 30 years working in the import/export business. George retired to Bedford, NS, for a few years before returning home to Inverness. He enjoyed socializing, meeting people, telling stories, and having good vigorous conversations about your relatives and where they came from (he was very knowledgeable when it came to family ancestors). One of his every day enjoyments was his morning coffee; with his brother Andy, at Robins to catch up on all the daily news around town. George is survived by his sister, Ann Marie “Mary” (Calum) MacPhail, Lower Sackville; his brothers, Jim Dan (Bobby), Port Hood; Patrick (Carol) Broad Cove; Andy (Sally), Broad Cove; Colin (Sandra) Calgary, Alberta; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth MacDonald, Antigonish; Angie Russell, Alberta; many dearly-loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by brothers, Peter (in Infancy); Alexander Angus, Antigonish; Peter Archibald, BC, and nephew Brennon MacDonald, BC. George's unique and caring personality will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation and funeral mass took place on December 6th, 2019, in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove. Memorial donations in memory of George may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com. TOMPKINS It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Rose (Rosie) Tompkins of Margaree Valley at the age of 90. She passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2019, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Rosie was born in Margaree valley on October 5th, 1929, daughter to the late Frank and Hazel (Ross) Crowdis. She is survived by her sons, Gordon, Port Hawkesbury, Austin, Margaree Valley; granddaughters, Mysty, Darlene, Crystal, Courtney, and Nadia; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret and Alice Marple; sister-in-law, Sadie and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rosie was predeceased by her first husband, Wilfred Ross; second husband, Patrick Tompkins; brother, John Edward and eldest son, Cecil. Rosie loved her grandchildren deeply, she loved spending time with children and over the years she babysat many children. She was an avid card and bingo player, enjoyed doing lexicon puzzles, and knit numerous pairs of socks and mittens. In keeping with Rosie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Rosie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Inverary Manor. Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com. MacKINNON We regret to announce the passing of Vincent MacKinnon of Kiltarlity Road, Gillisdale, on January 8th at home. Vincent was born on October 30th, 1935, in Gillisdale to Mary F. Gillis and Archie MacKinnon. He married Mary MacDonald and together they raised six children. Vincent was employed as a pipefitter at Nova Scotia Forestry Industries from 1971 to April of 1994. So called retirement consisted of the things he loved to do: lumbering, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and a good game of cards. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; sons, Joey (Marilyn), Kevin (Diane); daughters, Maureen (Alan), Elizabeth, Monica (Charles); daughter-in-law, Maureen; adoring aunts Jessie and Agnes; brothers, Don, Grant, and Brent. An amazing Poppy to his 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son John Vincent; grandsons Daniel and Jeffery; great-granddaughter Ella Rose; and brothers Lawrence (OSA), Al, and Callum. Visitation was held at the Lake Ainslie Fire Hall on Friday, January 10th. Funeral was held on January 11th at in St. Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations in memory of Vincent may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care or St Joseph’s Cemetery Fund. Fois siorruidh dha anam. MacDONELL Annie Mae MacDonell, Port Hood. On January 9th, 2020, before unexpectedly passing to her home in Heaven, Annie Mae spent her final day living her life to the fullest surrounded by those who cared for her. Born at home in Mabou on September 24th, 1931, Annie Mae was the third child of Malcolm (Finlay R) and Cassie (Sandy Finlay) MacDonald. Annie Mae is survived by her daughter, Donna, and son-in-law, Stephen Doiron; sisters, Catherine (Alex deceased), Christena (Chris), Jenny (Jack); brothers, Pat (Marie), Leo (Cassie), and Herbie (Gina); special step-grandchildren, Jillian (Roy), Meghan (Wilker), Jonathan, Danielle, and Caitlin (Alex); grandchildren “by heart” Garreth and Emily; her “children by heart” Debbie, Stella, and Gerard; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly and always kept close in her heart. Besides her parents, she is predeceased her husband, Donald Francis (2007); brothers, Finlay, Allister; sister, Betty, and her two angels in childbirth. In her early life, Mom worked for the post offices in Mabou and Port Hood, the Registry of Deeds, and at the end of her career, with Royal Bank, in Port Hood, at which time she developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at age of 46. Although RA did its best to define Mom’s life from that time forward – she never let it happen. Her motto was always “where there’s a will, there’s a way” and she lived by it every day of her life. Mom’s greatest love (second perhaps only to tea and a good plate of sweets) was her family, who were always in her thoughts and prayers. A truly social being, having friends and family, music and dance in her home was her joy and pleasure. Visitors were always greeted with a warm welcome and a smile on her face. Mom was a woman of great faith and devotion to the blessed Mother and the rosary. She was a woman of peace and always saw the good in people. Her bible and rosary beads were never out of her reach. Her faith sustained her to the end and carried her to be forever again with Dad and family members who have gone before her. Visitation took place in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Tuesday, January 14th; funeral mass was in St Peter’s Parish Church at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 15th, with Fr. Eugene Morris officiating. Burial to take place at a later time. Funeral services under the direction of Inverness Funeral Home. Those wishing to donate in Mom’s memory can do so to the Arthritis Society of NS, The Alzheimer’s Society NS, or Inverary Manor. My lifelong mentor, my inspiration, my rock, my best friend – my Mom. Forever loved. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. COOPER Mary Elizabeth (Beth/Betty) Cooper, Kempt Road, Richmond County, and Sydney, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, January 6th. Beth was known for her belief in and support of youth, her warm hospitality, her love of country living, her beautiful handwriting and written correspondence, and her passion for dancing and live Celtic music. She was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan – a dedication that began when she was six years old, listening to Saturday night hockey games on the radio with her mother. She also enjoyed travelling to visit her children across Canada and internationally. Her two favourite places were her home of Cape Breton and her ancestral homeland of Newfoundland. For many years, Beth was an active member of the Canadian Association for Community Living, The Riverdale Credit Union, and the Port Hawkesbury Co-op. She was a long-time member of the parishes of St. Francis de Sales, St. Louis (CWL member and president), and St. Joseph, serving as a reader and Eucharistic minister and giving marriage courses. Educated in early life at Constantine School, Sydney Academy, and Holy Angels Convent, Sydney, St. Joseph's Convent, Mabou, and Normal College, Truro, Beth enjoyed playing school basketball and baseball, tennis and skating. She sang in St. Teresa's Church choirs, Sydney, and trained and performed with the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, for radio broadcast, hospitals, and outdoor venues. Beth's early teaching years were in Millcreek, East Bay, and Blacketts Lake, substituting at West Mount, Sydney Forks, and Louisdale schools. Beth taught the first special education class established in Richmond County, teaching for 17 years in Arichat, West Arichat, and Evanston. Beth loved teaching children with special needs and thrived on helping her students enjoy a rich array of life experiences. She formed strong and lasting relationships with her students, their families, and communities, and always held a very special place in her heart for ‘her children,’ treasuring how much she learned from them. Beth was born in Sydney to the late Bernard and Anastasia (Somers) Mason. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl Mills Cooper (married in 1949); her son, Michael; siblings, Rose, Willie, Margaret (Peter), Ella (Marshal), and Cecil (Marge); and sister-in-law Marguerite (Frank Mason). She is survived by her daughters, Bethalee and Rachael (Danny Neil), and her sons, Mark (Debra), Jamie (Brenda), Carl (Catherine), Brian (Sharon), Donald, Leo (Dorothy), and Thomas; brothers, Frank (Lynne) and Fr. James Mason; by 13 grandchildren: Sam, Anna, Ben, Uriah, Oakley, Matthew, Daniel, Jessie, Clyde, Maria, Katrina, Jacob, and Emily; and by 13 great-grandchildren Riley, Avery, Brodie, Neela, Chase, Coen, Izzie, Kane, Dylan, Emma, Kaiya, Elijah, and Dominic, all of whom brought much joy to her life. Visitation was at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, on Thursday, January 9th. Beth’s funeral mass took place on Friday, January 10th, from St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Lower River Inhabitants, with burial in the parish cemetery, and reception followed at Vincent McCarthy Hall, Lower River. Donations can be made to Covenant House, Toronto, or In-patient Palliative Care Unit, St. Martha's Hospital Foundation, Antigonish. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. CHIASSON Russell Joseph Chiasson, age 75, of Belle Cote (formerly of St. Joseph Du Moine) passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, on December 25th, 2019. Russell was born July 16th, 1944, to parents Eddie and Zena (Aucoin) Chiasson. Russell is survived by his wife, Annie; brothers, Victor (Bernice), Grand Etang; Edgar (Lucille), Cheticamp; his favourite sister, Yvette (Yves), Bridgewater. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew, Rickey; his niece, Eileen. Cremation has taken place and burial will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com. MacDONALD It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our father Howard Jerome MacDonald, age 92, of Westmount, on December 28th, 2019, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He had a peaceful passing listening to his son Howie play The Farewell March. He was the son of the late Duncan Francis MacDonald and Mary (Mamie) MacDougall, both of Troy. He was born in Troy and upon marrying his wife Ann (Queensville) they moved to Westmount, where they raised their family. He worked for the Canadian National Railway for 43 years and recently expressed, “I loved going to work everyday and I loved going home everyday.” He was a very hard worker and spent his summer vacations in Troy, where he ran the Troy Canteen at the end of his mother’s lane. Upon retiring he enjoyed working in his garage, especially building dog houses with his grandchildren and having them marketed and sold by “top management,” Ann. He loved music, dancing, horse racing, reading, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He was always the first to lend a helping hand for those in need and had a strong faith and belief in God. He had an exceptional memory and gift for storytelling, as well as an incredible sense of humour that will be greatly missed. He loved to keep busy and often volunteered for community events such as meals on wheels and serving dinners for the KOC. He never missed the opportunity to attend the horse races or watch his children or grandchildren entertain. He was a wonderful father to his children, Michael (late Debbie), Ontario; Howie, Westmount; Judy, China; Evelyn (Eugene) Cameron, Mabou; Marilyn (Peter) MacKinnon, Westmount; and Cheryl (Kyle) MacQuarrie, Mabou. He was a loving supportive grandfather to his 13 grandchildren, Brennan, Lee, Kristen, Jillian, Jordan, Terrilyn, Warren, Vincent, Daniel, Neil, Colin, Iain, Ann, and his great-granddaughter Bliss. He is survived by his sister Evelyn, California; his brother Wilfred, Troy, as well as Bernie (Kathryn), Dartmouth, and Bernie’s children Kara and Curtis. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann (MacDonald), sister Marie Beaton, and brothers Lawrence and Harold. Visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church Westmount, with Fr. Douglas Murphy officiating. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Smile, The Red Cross, and the War Amps Association of Canada.y, her love of country living, her beautiful handwriting and written correspondence, and her passion for dancing and live Celtic music. She was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan – a dedication that began when she was six years old, listening to Saturday night hockey games on the radio with her mother. She also enjoyed travelling to visit her children across Canada and internationally. Her two favourite places were her home of Cape Breton and her ancestral homeland of Newfoundland. For many years, Beth was an active member of the Canadian Association for Community Living, The Riverdale Credit Union, and the Port Hawkesbury Co-op. She was a long-time member of the parishes of St. Francis de Sales, St. Louis (CWL member and president), and St. Joseph, serving as a reader and Eucharistic minister and giving marriage courses. Educated in early life at Constantine School, Sydney Academy, and Holy Angels Convent, Sydney, St. Joseph's Convent, Mabou, and Normal College, Truro, Beth enjoyed playing school basketball and baseball, tennis and skating. She sang in St. Teresa's Church choirs, Sydney, and trained and performed with the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, for radio broadcast, hospitals, and outdoor venues. Beth's early teaching years were in Millcreek, East Bay, and Blacketts Lake, substituting at West Mount, Sydney Forks, and Louisdale schools. Beth taught the first special education class established in Richmond County, teaching for 17 years in Arichat, West Arichat, and Evanston. Beth loved teaching children with special needs and thrived on helping her students enjoy a rich array of life experiences. She formed strong and lasting relationships with her students, their families, and communities, and always held a very special place in her heart for ‘her children,’ treasuring how much she learned from them. Beth was born in Sydney to the late Bernard and Anastasia (Somers) Mason. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl Mills Cooper (married in 1949); her son, Michael; siblings, Rose, Willie, Margaret (Peter), Ella (Marshal), and Cecil (Marge); and sister-in-law Marguerite (Frank Mason). She is survived by her daughters, Bethalee and Rachael (Danny Neil), and her sons, Mark (Debra), Jamie (Brenda), Carl (Catherine), Brian (Sharon), Donald, Leo (Dorothy), and Thomas; brothers, Frank (Lynne) and Fr. James Mason; by 13 grandchildren: Sam, Anna, Ben, Uriah, Oakley, Matthew, Daniel, Jessie, Clyde, Maria, Katrina, Jacob, and Emily; and by 13 great-grandchildren Riley, Avery, Brodie, Neela, Chase, Coen, Izzie, Kane, Dylan, Emma, Kaiya, Elijah, and Dominic, all of whom brought much joy to her life. Visitation was at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, on Thursday, January 9th. Beth’s funeral mass took place on Friday, January 10th, from St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Lower River Inhabitants, with burial in the parish cemetery, and reception followed at Vincent McCarthy Hall, Lower River. Donations can be made to Covenant House, Toronto, or In-patient Palliative Care Unit, St. Martha's Hospital Foundation, Antigonish. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. CHIASSON Russell Joseph Chiasson, age 75, of Belle Cote (formerly of St. Joseph Du Moine) passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, on December 25th, 2019. Russell was born July 16th, 1944, to parents Eddie and Zena (Aucoin) Chiasson. Russell is survived by his wife, Annie; brothers, Victor (Bernice), Grand Etang; Edgar (Lucille), Cheticamp; his favourite sister, Yvette (Yves), Bridgewater. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew, Rickey; his niece, Eileen. Cremation has taken place and burial will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

    01/15/2020 08:33:06
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 15, 2019 WEDNESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 15, 2019 WEDNESDAY There were 6 obituaries published today WALTER ALBIN “WALLY” MAGDY - 88 YRS ZELIA SHIRLEY (SAMPSON) NARDOCCHIO - 89 YRS SHAWN BERNARD NOEL - CHRISTINE ADELE (MACLEOD) REID - 94 YRS GLENN EDWARD TOBIN - GERARD WALSH - 54 YRS WALTER ALBIN “WALLY” MAGDY - 88 YRS MAGDY, Walter Albin "Wally" It is with heartfelt sadness that the children of Walter Albin Magdy regret to announce the passing of their beloved father. Wally passed surrounded by family at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, NS on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born August 7, 1931 to Michal and Aniela (Wolkowski) Magdy. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (O’Handley) Magdy (d. 2014). Loving father of John (Rose), Mississauga, ON, Terry (Cynthia), Hammonds Plains, NS, Scott (Rose), Hay Cove, NS, Marcie Bungay (Drew), North Sydney, NS; proud grandfather of Katelin (Phil), Deidre (Chris), Kirsti (Matt), Clare, Ryan, Nathan (Emma), Keely (Jason) and Adam (Michaela); great-grandfather of Ava, Theo, Lila, Carl, and Asa. Cherished brother to Agnes Wiwczaruk and Fran (Chuck) Xamin and brother-in-law, Bill Nanchoff; predeceased by sister, Beth Nanchoff and brothers, Stan, Edward (Maye), Edwin (Vi) and brother-in-law, Joe Wiwczaruk. Will be sadly missed by brother-in-law, Alan O’Handley(Judy); sisters-in-law, Frances MacDonald, Margaret Spiers, Marie O’Handley and many nieces and nephews. Wally and Kay started raising their family in Georgetown, ON where they operated M&M Taxi and a general store. In 1971, Wally and Kay moved to Cape Breton where they operated Kay’s Variety Store for 25 plus years. During this time, Wally was also a School Bus Driver for over 30 years for the Richmond Co. School Board as well as serving as a School Board Member. Wally was an active community member, supporting local sports activities and a founding member of the District 10 Volunteer Fire Dept. Special thanks to the staff of the Richmond Villa for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 17 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter’s. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Johnstown, on Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. with Father John Yake officiating. Burial to follow at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, Johnstown, or charity of choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com <http://www.haverstocks.com/> ZELIA SHIRLEY (SAMPSON) NARDOCCHIO - 89 YRS Nardocchio, Zelia Shirley (Sampson) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Beloved mom, Zelia Shirley (Sampson) Nardocchio, on December 22 at the age of 89, with her family at her side. Born on December 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Bertha (MacDonald) Sampson. When you say you had the best Mom, ours truly was. Mom’s generosity, kindness, support, and unconditional love to everyone who had the pleasure to know her will be forever in our memories. She married the love of her life, the late Dominic (Buddy) Nardocchio, in 1952. Mom and Dad were inseparable and had the joy of travelling together to many places all over the world. They truly enjoyed their yearly trips to Florida. In later years, they took great delight in Casino fun. Mom’s greatest pride was her family: from Sunday dinners to Christmas time and the joy of having her family together. Mom was a wonderful cook and baker. We especially cherished her prized Christmas Fruit Cakes. Leaving behind beautiful memories, Zelia is survived by her daughters, Marian (Blair) Neal, Marie (Steve) Lewis, Theresa, Andrea, Lisa (Greg), Concetta (David) Burns, and son, Carlo (Shelly). She will be forever treasured by her grandchildren, Adam (Susanne Dixon) & Robyn (Rob Harris) Neal, Christopher Lewis & Kellie (Donald) Chisholm, Michael (Nadia) MacInnis & Michelle (Roy) Mugford, Stephen (Krystal) MacQueen & Marilyn (Warren) LaPorte, Jason & Joseph Nardocchio; her special boys, Carlo & Thomas, & thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Gerard Sampson. Zelia was predeceased by her loving husband in 2013; a son, Joseph, in infancy; a grandson, John David Burns; sisters, Mary, Theresa, Bernie; and brothers, John, Alfie, & Peter. We would like to thank the staff of Harbourstone Miner’s Lane for the compassion and love given to Mom while in their care. There will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday Jan 18 at 11 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Peter MacDonald and concelebrated by Fr. Patrick O’Neill. Donations can be made to Autism Nova Scotia Cape Breton Region Chapter, 14 Glenwood St., Sydney, NS B1P 7G4. To leave online condolences please visit www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> God made a wonderful Mother, a Mother who never grows old. He made her smile of sunshine and he moulded her heart of pure gold. SHAWN BERNARD NOEL - NOEL, Shawn Bernard Glace Bay It is with great sadness, that I announce the passing of my dear partner, Shawn Bernard Noel. Shawn passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with Jean by his side. He was the son of the late Alonzo and Patricia (Jamieson) Noel, Jacket River, New Brunswick. In Shawn’s early days, he was a woodsman for 35 years in New Brunswick and later a painter by trade. Shawn was an avid hockey fan, with his favourite team being the Montreal Canadiens. Shawn is survived by his partner, Jean Lawrence; his children, Luke, Jeremy (Kristy), Robin (Murray), Melissa, Jeffery (Justin); his 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Sharon, Debra, Jocelyn, Sheldon, Randal and Jamie; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Shawn was predeceased by his brothers, Noel and Mark. As per the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 902-849-4199. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> CHRISTINE ADELE (MACLEOD) REID - 94 YRS REID, Christine Adele It is with heavy hearts that the family of Christine Adele Reid announce her peaceful passing at the age of 94 on January 10, 2020 at Serenacare Moncton, NB. Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton and brought up in nearby Reserve Mines, her love for Cape Breton was strong. Christine was the daughter of the late John Thomas MacLeod and Mary Florence MacLeod (Munroe). In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George Cleveland Reid and very dear friend John Hennessey. Christine will be sadly missed by her sister, Margaret MacDonald (the late Rev. C. Dawson MacDonald) of Moncton, NB; and her brother, Gordon MacLeod (the late Gladys MacLeod and the late Helen MacLeod) of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; as well as cherished cousins and several generations of treasured nieces and nephews. Christine was a Registered Nurse. She trained in Quebec City and went on to serve in hospitals in Montreal, Toronto, London, Ontario and Sydney, Nova Scotia. A highlight of Christine's career took her to Springhill, Nova Scotia where she tended injured miners at the MacCall Dressing Station of the Cumberland Railway and Coal Company. For several years in the seventies Chris and Cleve managed the Wentworth Valley Motel in Wentworth, Nova Scotia. Christine's caring nature was felt by family and friends and extended into the community most notably in her volunteer commitments to the auxillaries of Sydney City Hospital and The Cove Nursing Home. She was a member of Gordon United Church in Reserve Mines and St. Andrew's United Church in Sydney. Christine had many dear and longtime friends who she valued greatly. Her fun-loving personality touched all who knew her. Christine had a special affection for children and animals. She loved ice skating, dancing and music, socializing and hosting. Her house always was a welcoming home away from home for family and friends "from away". Christine's family would like to thank the staff of Serenacare, her home for the past five years, for all their care and kindness. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sydney, NS and will be announced under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, NS. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In Christine's memory, donations to the IWK Foundation, the SPCA, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> or www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com <http://www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com/> GLENN EDWARD TOBIN - TOBIN, Edward Glenn It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend Glenn Tobin. Born in Sydney, NS, Glenn was the son of the late Edward R. Tobin and Theresa (nee Young) Tobin. In his earlier carrier, Glenn worked in the mental heath field and spent time in England in this capacity before moving back to Nova Scotia to pursue a career in hairdressing. A well-known hairdresser in Sydney for the past 35 years+ Glenn was much loved by his many loyal clients who respected both his professional expertise and colourful stories. Nobody loved a good joke or was better at telling a good joke then Glenn. In spite of, or maybe because of his strong opinions and acerbic wit, he cultivated a wide circle of friends and will be dearly missed. Glenn's personality was larger than life. He had an incredible sense of style and had a keen interest in fashion and home decor. His unique fashion sense made him a noticeable presence and may have come dangerously close to upstaging a few brides in his day! He was a devoted son and maintained close bonds with his relatives in North Sydney. Over the years he often spoke of the many happy times spent on the Northside. Glenn is survived by his mother, Theresa Young; brother, Mannie Tobin; wife, Sandra (nee O'Neil) Tobin of Sydney; nephews, Nelson and Jeff Tobin of Sydney. A very special thanks to a devoted group of friends who provided Glenn with so much love and support during these last several months. We hope you find peace on your journey (and a big pan of fudge). We will miss you Big Guy. A celebration of Glenn's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Glenn may be made to a charity of your choice. GERARD WALSH - 54 YRS WALSH Gerard Sydney Mines It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Francis Gerard Walsh of Sydney Mines, on December 15, 2019 in Toronto. Gerard was born in Sydney Mines on April the 14, 1965. He was the son of the late Louis and Sarah Catherine (Currie) Walsh. Gerard was a long-time member of local union 46 & 92, working hard throughout Ontario and Alberta as a journeyman plumber and pipe-fitter for 33 years. Gerard had a selfless manner and a heart of gold. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his “Little Angel,” Magdalene Bernadette, whom he loved beyond words. He is survived by his only daughter, Magdalene Walsh (Chris Boutilier); and grandson, Easton Boutilier; brother, John Willy (Brenda) Walsh; sisters, Moria Walsh, Mary Olive Dugas, Theresa Gear, Alice Thomas; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, Gerard is predeceased by his brothers, Daniel, John Joe, Anthony, Louis Jr.; and two siblings at infancy; the mother of his daughter and special friend, Laurnice Walsh; as well as nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines, at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> .

    01/15/2020 06:56:48
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 14, 2019 TUESDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 14, 2019 TUESDAY There were 6 obituaries published today HELEN MARGARET (JESSOME) FINNEY - 87 YRS WILLIAM J. “BILL” KRILOW - 86 YRS WINIFRED JEANETTE “WINNIE” (MACDONALD) MACDONALD - 75 YRS CAROL MARIA (JESSOME) MACLEAN - 57 YRS STEPHEN GERALD MARSHALL - 45 YRS LENA MARIE SWEENEY - HELEN MARGARET (JESSOME) FINNEY - 87 YRS FINNEY, Helen Margaret Sydney Mines It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Helen Margaret Finney, age 87, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Ma was born on December 26, 1932, in Bras d’Or. She was the daughter of the late Ellen Regis and Clifton Jessome. She was a stay at home Mom for many years, and then entered the workforce at National Sea, where she worked until her retirement. Ma’s greatest joys were being surrounded by her family, and family gatherings. Other passions of hers included dancing, bowling, and playing cards. She was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 Ladies Auxiliary. Ma is survived by daughters, Rodgerena Finney, Sydney Mines, and Diana (Kenny Steele), North Sydney; sons, Clifton, St. John’s, Nl, David (Elsie), New Glasgow, Richard (Karen), Bras d’Or, Dennis (Wendy), George’s River, Danny (Della), Corner Brook, Nl, Creston (Monique), Halifax, and Leon (Vivian), Bras d’Or; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, Ella; and a new great-grandchild expected in 2020. Also left to mourn are her sister, Eunice Hyde, Florence; brothers, Dennis (Beanie) Jessome, and Lenny (Carol) Jessome, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Lillian Finney and Connie Jessome; brother-in-law, Harold Millington; along with many nieces and nephews. Ma also leaves behind many cherished friends whom she thought of as family. Besides her parents, Ma was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Dave; her sisters, Theresa, Audrey and Yvonne; and her brother, Jimmy. The family would like to thank the staff at the Northside Guest Home and Dr. Michel McKeough for their care and kindness. Visitation for Helen Finney will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, at 11 a.m. in Carman United Church, Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> WILLIAM J. “BILL” KRILOW - 86 YRS KRILOW, William J. ‘Bill’ North Sydney William John ‘Bill’ Krilow, R.C.N. PO1 (Retired), passed away peacefully on 11 January 2020 at the age of 86. Bill was born in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan on 14 February 1933 to John and Katerina Krilow. At the age of 4, his family moved to Vernon, BC where he spent the remainder of his youth. In August 1950, Bill enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He received his training at HMCS Cornwallis and HMCS Stadacona as a Radio Operator/ Meteorologist. From January 1952 to July 1953, Bill served aboard HMCS Crusader during the Korean War. Following his service in the war, he was posted to HMCS Stadacona and served on various ships (Haida, Sioux, Crescent, Nipigon, Cape Scott) with the NATO fleet. Another of Bill's more interesting accomplishments was in 1954 when he became "A Charter Member of the Order of Aurora Borealis" by remaining above the Arctic Circle in the "Land of the Midnight Sun" for over one year at Padloping Island's Weather Station. In June 1971, with the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class (Electronics Technologist), Bill was honourably released from service following an accident, at which time he settled in North Sydney to raise his family. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19 North Sydney. Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Katerina, and his two sisters, Pauline and Ann. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Florence, in 2012. He will be forever missed and survived by his two children, Natalie (Stephen) Farnell of Enfield, NS and John (Helen) Krilow of Georges River, NS; three grandchildren, Jessica (Colby) Bevis of Stellarton, NS and Leigha (Nick) Farnell of Halifax, NS, and Ben Krilow of Georges River, NS; three step-grandchildren, Matthew (Niki) MacDougall of Middle Sackville, NS and Marc (Jenna) MacDougall of Middle Sackville, NS and Amanda (Keith) Buis of St. John's, NL. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Kynleigh, Meilla, Willa, and Ash, as well as numerous nieces and a nephew. The family would like to thank the staff of the Harbourview Veteran's Wing, Sydney Mines, NS, for their excellent care of Bill over the last six years. There will be no formal service and cremation has already taken place. As per Bill's wishes, his ashes will be spread at sea during a naval ceremony in Halifax in the spring. Donations in memory of Bill can be made to a charity of one's choice. Email condolences can be sent to the family at [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> WINIFRED JEANETTE “WINNIE” (MACDONALD0 MACDONALD - 75 YRS MacDONALD, Winifred Ironville, NS It is with tremendous sadness that we, the family of Winifred Jeanette MacDonald, announce her passing after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. Mom passed away at home in the evening of January 11, 2020 with her family by her side. Mom was born on November 17, 1934 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to the late Archibald and Ethel (Bartlett) MacDonald. For all who knew her, she was known as ‘Winnie’. Mom lived the majority of her life in our family home in Ironville, Cape Breton. She attended Holy Angels High School in Sydney and followed with teacher’s college in Truro. Mom taught for several years and worked in several schools over those years. She had a special flair for her years spent working with adults with learning disabilities at the adult training centre in North Sydney. As she and our father Lloyd raised 12 children, she had a hunger for even more education. She attended CBU part time over the course of 20 years and received a Bachelor’s of Arts with a Major in History. Her passion for folklore and history was unquenchable. As her children grew and left the nest, it allowed her the time to nurture her passion. Mom was an accomplished musician, playing in her family band “Scumalash”. The band toured in several locations across the UK. She was an avid singer, organist and devoted community worker. She was a Choir Director for two parishes for more than 45 years. She met our father Lloyd and married in 1956 in Sydney, NS. They tackled their life together as a team and raised 12 children. It is difficult to describe this consummate Lady. She was a devout Catholic and felt a strong connection to Saint Theresa. This devotion never waivered. This faith, shared with our father, carried her through some joyous and heartbreaking times but only served to make her stronger. Mom was our champion. She had instincts with her family that no one could surpass. Regardless of her workload and with a husband often forced away to make a living, she pushed through when sickness and poor health were looming within our family. She often shared our burdens despite being a tiny woman in stature. She made things happen. She approached every person in her life whether they were a stranger, a friend or family with an open heart ready to take them in. Warm, generous, calm, caring and compassionate. These words embodied her. Her passion for others whether they were sick or homeless was breathtaking. She led by example. It is difficult to imagine our lives without her. Her humbleness was a lesson for all of us. A fierce warrior who loved unconditionally. Forgiveness and peace was her passion and her family will continue her path. Besides her parents, Ethel and Archibald MacDonald, Mom was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd and their son, Patrick. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Joan), Chris (Judy), Paul, Michael (Taunia), Ron (Julia), Mark (Erin), Shawn (Charlotte), Dan (Jen), Martin (Kristen) and her daughters, Annie (Brian) Penney and Sandi MacDonald (Lloyd Morrison); her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ryan (Jenn), Alexa, Kristin (David), Nicholas, Jennifer (Darcy), Michael, Michelle, Victoria, Madison, Ashley, Allissa, Dylan, Connor, Alex, Sam, Ryan, Moira, Kelsey, Shara, Sylvia, Jerome and Frances. She is also survived by her siblings, Ann (Archie) Thomas, Jane (Jack) Snow, Sandy (Helen) MacDonald, John (Ann) MacDonald and Patsy (Rod) MacMullin, and a number of nieces and nephews. One of her children wrote the following: “OUR MOM” Our mom had 12 children – think about it, 12 times finding out you’re having a baby. Our mom had 12 not so easy deliveries and remember as each baby is born, there were more babies at home needing her care. Our mom had the majority of those babies in cloth diapers. Our mom had 7 baby boys before the two girls were born SEVEN! Our mom had 3 more boys after her girls. THREE! Our mom had the last two boys in her 40’s. Our mom raised all those children with our dad gone much of the time in order to provide for those babies. The first seven years of having babies she also had our dad’s foster mom living with them. Our mom was a teacher of special needs adults. Our mom was a musician. Our mom was great cook. Our mom loved directing the choir Our mom got her degree while raising children. Our mom entertained so many people to help with dad’s passion for fiddle music. Our mom was our dad’s perfect complement. Our mom laughed at every joke my dad made even if they were told over and over. Our mom was a “TERRIBLE DRIVER”. Our mom was an advocate for education and some of us really needed her for that. Our mom was kind to the homeless. Our mom was a baby whisperer. Our mom loved research. Our mom loved each and every one of us in different ways. Our mom was artistic. Our mom was a reluctant farmer and gardener. Our mom was talented. Our mom was kind. Our mom LOVED GOD. Our mom was our mom! Cremation has taken place. There will be a small family funeral service to celebrate her life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. At Mom’s request, memorial donations can be made to the following: IWK Children’s Health Foundation, Little Flower Orphanage, and Loaves and Fishes in Sydney. As her health rapidly declined, her faith and her family carried her across the finish line. It is our comfort to know that she is back with her husband, her parents and her son. “Mom, you left us beautiful memories, and yours and Dad’s love will be our guide. Although we cannot see you, you are always by our side. You are our BRAVEHEART. Rest easy now mom, we’ve got this. Let us carry you.” CAROL MARIA (JESSOME) MACLEAN - 57 YRS MacLEAN, Carol Maria (Jessome) Sydney Mines It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our dearest mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and closest friend, Carol MacLean, 57, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, with her loving family by her side. To say Carol’s love for Candace was the most important part of her life would be a huge understatement. Her enormous love for Candace and Greg was unbreakable and it was only strengthened with the birth of her granddaughter Delaney Lee Alderson two years ago. Carol loved her family unconditionally and this true love knew no boundaries. Family was first and foremost and she could not do enough for us and she only wanted the best for everyone. Carol was born in Sydney Mines on October 30, 1962 to the late Robert and Beverley (Roberts) Jessome. She is survived by her only daughter, Candace and son- in-law Greg; as well as her pride and joy Delaney. Carol is survived by her loving partner of twelve years, Gary MacKinnon; and also, by sisters, Darlene (Gordie Howatson) Vancouver BC, Shirley (Frankie) Long, Sydney Mines, brothers, Robert (Emily) Jessome Guelph ON; and Jody Jessome; as well as mother-in-law, Millie MacLean of Alder Point; and her extended MacLean family, nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by the love of her life, Dale MacLean; and granddaughter, baby Dale; as well as her sister, Valda; maternal and paternal grandparents. Carol was employed at the Miner’s Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines since 1991 and was the Manor’s Administrator since 2013. Carol’s second great passion in life was her work and she provided an unwavering dedication to her profession. Carol’s love and care of the Manor’s residents came first, and she was committed to ensuring that these special people were treated with the best care and support possible. The Manor’s staff was very important to Carol and she always spoke highly of their efforts and contributions to the effective running of the Manor and from this, lasting friendships grew. Visitation for Carol MacLean will be held on Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Service will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines with Rev. Jackie Warren officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Miner’s Memorial Manor or the Cape Breton SPCA. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> STEPHEN GERALD MARSHALL - 45 YRS MARSHALL, Stephen Gerald Potlotek It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stephen Gerald Marshall, age 45 of Potlotek, at his residence in Potlotek on January 6, 2020. Born December 24, 1974 in Sydney, he was the son of the late Stephen “Stevo” and Greta (Gloade) Marshall. Stephen was an incredibly kind and gentle man- he really enjoyed making those around him happy, even if he wasn’t always okay. Stephen’s laugh would always make those around him smile. He never pushed you to do anything that you didn’t want to, and he was very patient with everyone. He loved reading and taking notes down- for the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, he wrote a notebook detailing it so he wouldn’t forget about anything later. He’d do the silliest things, like saying words that intentionally made you cringe to mess with you. He’d often pretend to dislike the cats, but when no one was looking he’d always spend time holding, petting, and loving them. Stephen meant a lot to a lot of people. His daughter, Josie Cremo, and his partner, Francine Wincey, both meant the world to him. He loved his family and his friends, and is survived by his brothers, Winston Marshall, John (Marivel) Marshall, Vernon Marshall, all of Potlotek; nieces, Josie Marshall, Tori MacNeil; nephews, Lyric Bernard, Winston Marshall Jr., Heartly Marshall and Justice Johnson. Visitation will take place at the St. Kateri Tekawitha Chapel in Potlotek from Monday, January 13th at 4 p.m. until Wednesday, January 15th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Stephen will be held in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Peter’s on Wednesday, January 15th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Yake presiding. Burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Barra Head. A Salite and meal will be held at the Potlotek Community Centre following the burial. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd. in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Stephen, please visit www.chboudreau.com <http://www.chboudreau.com/> LENA MARIE (MCINTYRE) SWEENEY - SWEENEY, Lena Marie It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and friend. Lena passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 12, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit. Lena was born in Dominion, she was the loving daughter of the late John and Isabell (Cambell ) McIntyre. Lena will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, Wayne, Darren (Helen ); her pride and joy, her three grandchildren, Danielle, Olivia and James; her brother, Bernie; her special niece, Carol Gordon; her good friends, Omar and Tina MacPherson and Donnie Gardner. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Martin Sweeney; sisters, Annie (Donnie), Vangie (Lawrence), Mary (Art), Colista (Tom), Margaret (Joseph); brothers, Daniel (Ann), John (Edna), Cecil and Harvey; sister-in-law, Carol. Special thanks to the staff on 4D and An Cala Unit. Donations may be made in Lena’s memory to the An Cala Unit, Hospice or VON. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 902-849-4199. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport , at 11 a.m., with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow. Burial to take place at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/>

    01/14/2020 09:45:18
    1. [NS-CB] Re: Fwd: [Ess] Fw: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists
    2. Paul C Landry -Gmail
    3. When the Isle Madame List went offline due to the retirement of the group admin, I took over the List and started a Richmond County Group through Google Groups. Since 2015, it's never been offline and I've had zero issues with the software. It even keeps an archive of all emails. Another option if someone is willing to administer. You need a gmail address to set it up and administer. Cheers, Paul Middle Sackville, NS On 1/14/2020 7:00 AM, MJ MacNeil wrote: > Looks like a very good alternative. > > On Wed., Jan. 8, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Robert McVicar, <[email protected]> > wrote: > >> >> >> -------- Forwarded Message -------- >> Subject: [Ess] Fw: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing >> Lists >> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 22:04:43 +0000 (UTC) >> From: Darrel Hockley via Essex-UK <[email protected]> >> Reply-To: [email protected] >> To: [email protected] <[email protected]> >> CC: Darrel Hockley <[email protected]> >> >> >> >> Hello, the below email may be a solution to how rootsweb lists can carry >> on. >> Darrel Hockley of Regina, SK, Canada >> >> ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Jim Fisher <[email protected]>To: >> "[email protected]" <[email protected]>Sent: Wednesday, January >> 8, 2020, 3:59:09 p.m. CSTSubject: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] >> RootsWeb Mailing Lists >> I wish to strongly advocate the use of Groups.io. I am a member of quite >> a few groups there and own five. They offer a brilliant, and always >> improving service with far more functionality than Rootsweb. Unlike >> some, they discuss possible improvements with users in advance (on a >> group called "beta", which anyone can join), and do seriously consider >> users' suggestions for improvements. Many people, like me, would not >> want to make the move to Facebook or Google groups, which in any case >> both offer an inferior service. Also, unlike the two mentioned, they >> make no commercial use of users' personal information, and take privacy >> seriously. >> >> Jim Fisher >> >> On 8 Jan 2020 at 7:42, hugh wrote: >> >>> End of an era... >>> >>> Hugh >>> >>> ---------- Forwarded message --------- >>> From: RootsWeb Administration <[email protected]> >>> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 at 06:36 >>> Subject: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists >>> To: <[email protected]> >>> >>> >>> Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb >> will >>> be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or >>> accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no >> longer >>> be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an >>> archival state. >>> >>> Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. >> After >>> that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on >>> RootsWeb. >>> >>> As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are >> a >>> great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message >>> boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. >>> Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this >>> community. >>> >>> Sincerely, >>> The RootsWeb team >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> >>> Notts Surname List >>> >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottssurnames/ >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >>> Unsubscribe >>> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >>> 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 >>> >> -- >> http://jimellame.tumblr.com - My thoughts on freedom (needs updating) >> http://jimella.wordpress.com - political snippets, especially economic >> policy >> http://jimella.livejournal.com - misc. snippets, some political, some not >> Forget Google! I search with https://duckduckgo.com which doesn't spy on >> you >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> Notts Surname List >> >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottssurnames/ >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe >> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >> 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 >> >> _______________________________________________ >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >> Any problems, please contact the List Admin: [email protected] >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe >> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >> 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 >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe >> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >> 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 >> > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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

    01/14/2020 09:04:42
    1. [NS-CB] Re: Fwd: [Ess] Fw: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists
    2. MJ MacNeil
    3. Looks like a very good alternative. On Wed., Jan. 8, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Robert McVicar, <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > -------- Forwarded Message -------- > Subject: [Ess] Fw: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing > Lists > Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 22:04:43 +0000 (UTC) > From: Darrel Hockley via Essex-UK <[email protected]> > Reply-To: [email protected] > To: [email protected] <[email protected]> > CC: Darrel Hockley <[email protected]> > > > > Hello, the below email may be a solution to how rootsweb lists can carry > on. > Darrel Hockley of Regina, SK, Canada > > ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Jim Fisher <[email protected]>To: > "[email protected]" <[email protected]>Sent: Wednesday, January > 8, 2020, 3:59:09 p.m. CSTSubject: [NTT] Re: Fwd: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] > RootsWeb Mailing Lists > I wish to strongly advocate the use of Groups.io. I am a member of quite > a few groups there and own five. They offer a brilliant, and always > improving service with far more functionality than Rootsweb. Unlike > some, they discuss possible improvements with users in advance (on a > group called "beta", which anyone can join), and do seriously consider > users' suggestions for improvements. Many people, like me, would not > want to make the move to Facebook or Google groups, which in any case > both offer an inferior service. Also, unlike the two mentioned, they > make no commercial use of users' personal information, and take privacy > seriously. > > Jim Fisher > > On 8 Jan 2020 at 7:42, hugh wrote: > > > End of an era... > > > > Hugh > > > > ---------- Forwarded message --------- > > From: RootsWeb Administration <[email protected]> > > Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 at 06:36 > > Subject: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists > > To: <[email protected]> > > > > > > Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb > will > > be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or > > accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no > longer > > be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an > > archival state. > > > > Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. > After > > that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on > > RootsWeb. > > > > As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are > a > > great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message > > boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > > Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this > > community. > > > > Sincerely, > > The RootsWeb team > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > Notts Surname List > > > > https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottssurnames/ > > _______________________________________________ > > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe > > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > > 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 > > > > -- > http://jimellame.tumblr.com - My thoughts on freedom (needs updating) > http://jimella.wordpress.com - political snippets, especially economic > policy > http://jimella.livejournal.com - misc. snippets, some political, some not > Forget Google! I search with https://duckduckgo.com which doesn't spy on > you > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Notts Surname List > > https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottssurnames/ > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Any problems, please contact the List Admin: [email protected] > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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 > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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 >

    01/14/2020 04:00:18
    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 13, 2019 MONDAY
    2. Carol MacLean
    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 13, 2019 MONDAY There were 6 obituaries published today MARIAN DEVEAUX - 65 YRS AGATHA LILLIAN (LEBLANC) FORREST - 84 YRS BARBARA ANN KOSICK - 86 YRS REGIS PATRICIA (PHALEN) FEETHAM - 91 YRS MARGARET JEAN (FOUGERE) POTTIE - 90 YRS THELMA (BLANCHARD) YAKIMCHUK - MARIAN DEVEAUX - 65 YRS DEVEAUX, Marian With sadness we announce the passing of Marian Deveaux 65, with a short illness at Halifax Hospice surrounded by family and friends. A devoted mother, daughter and friend. Marian spent years working for Canada post, raised a beautiful daughter and sang with N.S. mass choir. Clearing a path for Marian in paradise are Calixte and Nonnie her beloved parents. Survived by her pride and joy Brittany; sister, Dianne and Stephen O'Brien; neices, nephews, godaughter, Danielle; and so many wonderful friends way too numerous to name, she loved and appreciated you all. A special thank-you to Marian's best friend Corey, for all the years of friendship and to her devoted cousin Frankie who spent every day by her side during this last difficult journey. The love and support from Marian's posties and New Waterford crowd was felt by all and will be remembered by her family always. Marian took on her many life's challenges, including this final one, with laughter, love, a drink of JD shore and a song. She will be missed by all lucky enough to know her. To the light of Marian's life Brittany. "Always in my heart, I wish us both strength in this hardest of goodbyes. I leave all my strength and love to you Brit, Mom loves you and I am so proud, always.” In leu of flowers please send any donations to Hospice Halifax. In Marian's own words they treated her like "royalty" on this very difficult journey, all of the staff has become very special to Marian and to all who spent time there. You are doing amazing work and we will hold you in our hearts always. Thank-you for always taking care of our girl and us. Internment to be announced at a later date. AGATHA LILLIAN (LEBLANC) FORREST - 84 YRS FORREST, Agatha Lillian (LeBlanc) Hearts broken and eyes filled with tears we said goodbye to our loving mother Lillian on January 10, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born on March 15, 1936 in Alder Point, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Emma (Marsh) LeBlanc. Lillian loved to go to Indian Beach to listen to the bands playing. She loved listening to Newfie music, her soap operas and sitting with her dog Beauty. Mom leaves behind to mourn her daughter, Agnes (Jim); sons, John (Maureen), Cyril (Debbie); her grandkids, Ryan, Ashley and Cory; 13 great-grandchildren, and her best friend, Barbie Walsh, whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by sisters, Joyce (James) Paquet, Mary O’Tool; brother, Cyril LeBlanc; brothers-in-law, John Thurbide and Albert Theriault, along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her husband, John; her sisters, Madonna, Veronica and Marguerite; brothers, Joseph, Frank, William, and brother-in-law, David O’Tool. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Holy Family Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Inurnment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the spring. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> If desired, donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Hospice Society. BARBARA ANN KOSICK - 86 YRS KOSICK, Barbara Ann Glace Bay Barbara Ann Kosick, age 86, wife of the late Cecil Kosick, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The visitation at the funeral home and the Mass at Holy Cross Church followed by burial in St. Anthony's Cemetery will take place at a later date. The full obituary will also appear at a later date. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> REGIS PATRICIA (PHALEN) FEETHAM - 91 YRS PHALEN, Regis Patricia It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, and sister, Regis Patricia Phalen, Halifax. Regis was born in Glace Bay on March 17, 1928, she was the daughter of John George Phalen and Mary Cecilia (Currie) Phalen. Regis was always ready for an adventure and enjoyed long walks, swimming, skating and golf. Mom’s summers in Ingonish were special times spent with family. Mom loved being Nana to Jordan, Graham and Elizabeth and will be greatly missed by her daughters, Charmaine Feetham, Kerry (Andrew) Lynk, and her son Gregory Feetham. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Cecil; sisters, Bernice, Shirley, Germaine. Regis is survived by her sister, Geraldine (Enso) Antonello and brothers, John and Gerard (Chrissy) Phalen, of Glace Bay, and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks: our family would like to thank the entire staff at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax who went above and beyond with their care for our mom. Mom had been a patient for the past eight years and the entire staff treated Mom with the utmost dignity, respect and love. The whole staff have been Mom’s angels. At Mom’s request cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Sydney, NS. All are welcome to attend a reception to be held at Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Thursday. January 16, 2020 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations in memory may be made to St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Palliative Care Unit, 2080 Windsor St., Halifax, NS. Online condolences may be left at: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com <http://www.jasnowfuneralhome.com/> MARGARET JEAN (FOUGERE) POTTIE - 90 YRS POTTIE, Margaret Jean River Bourgeois It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret Jean Pottie, of River Bourgeois, who passed away at her residence in the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s on January 10, 2020 at the age of 99. Born September 12, 1920 in River Bourgeois, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Sarah (Boudreau) Fougere. In her younger years, Margaret worked as a housekeeper in Iona, Halifax and St. Peter’s. She was a former member St. John the Baptist C.W.L., Louisdale Bowling Leaque and the New Horizon’s Senior’s Club. She loved fiddle music and spent many hours knitting mitts for the homeless in Toronto. Margaret was a wonderful cook, known for her delicious home-made bread and meat pie. She always had her children’s favorite meals ready when they came home to visit. She is survived by her daughters, Audrey (John) MacNeil, Dartmouth, Judy MacNeil, River Bourgeois, Dona Pottie, LaHave; sons, Peter Milton (Beverly), Lawrencetown and Kelvin (Linda), Lower Sackville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Peter Lorenzo Pottie; sisters, Sadie, Rita, Mary Helen and Cecilia; brothers, Charles, William, Mabie, John, Abraham and Herman; grandson, Mark Christopher. Margaret is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Service will be held in St. John the Baptist Church in River Bourgeois with burial in St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home Limited in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Margaret, please visit www.chboudreau.com <http://www.chboudreau.com/> The family would like to extend to Dr. J.A. Collins, nurses and staff at the Richmond Villa in St. Peter’s a special thank you for the exceptional care that you gave to their mother during her stay there. You went above and beyond the call of duty. It will never be forgotten. THELMA (BLANCHARD) YAKIMCHUK - YAKIMCHUK, Thelma Blanchard We the family of Thelma Yakimchuk are saddened to announce her passing in Cape Cod Massachusetts on December 24, 2019. Born in Whitney Pier, Thelma was the daughter of the late Bill and Katie (MacNeil) Blanchard. Thelma was a beautiful spirit who was always giving of herself to help others. She was a great support system for her family. Thelma’s life was based on love, kindness and faith. Thelma spent her career working at Archie Nathanson’s where her loving personality was felt by so many. Besides her enjoyment of her work and dedication to her job, she also held dear to her heart the lasting friendship she found in Herman and Barb Nathanson. After her retirement, Thelma found great joy in travelling with her loving husband Charles where they shared their time between Cape Cod and Florida. Through her travels, Thelma met many new friends and relationships that she cherished deeply. Thelma always found the enjoyment and the pleasures of life through remaining active walking, skating and dancing. Thelma is survived by her dedicated and loving husband, Charles Yakimchuk; step daughter, Sook Hee (Bob) Gaughran; and step granddaughter, Ashley. She is also survived by her sisters, Pearl Dawson, Mary Rose, Theresa (Billy) Vanchuck, Louise (Joe) Prestera; as well as sister-in-laws, Theresa Blanchard, Pat Blanchard and Kay Ongo; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Thelma was predeceased by her brothers; Bill, John, Joey, Eddie and Tommy as well as a brother in infancy. She is also predeceased by brothers-in-law, John Dawson, Murray Rose; and sister-in-law, Sharon Blanchard. A visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Tues. Jan. 14 from 4-6 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday Jan 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Parish in Whitney Pier, with Father Paul Murphy presiding. Reception and Burial to follow service. Donations may be made to Doctorswithoutborders.com <http://doctorswithoutborders.com/> or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. To leave online condolences for the family please visit www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Timothy 4:7-8

    01/13/2020 06:01:01