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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 28, 2019 TUESDAY
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    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 28, 2019 TUESDAY There were 5 obituaries published today MICHAEL CHARLES PHILLIP "CHARLIE" MACNEIL - JAMES RUSSELL FINLAYSON - MAX KIMM - 88 YRS ISABEL MARIE (PLEDGE) MACLEAN - 87 YRS CHARLES SAMPSON - 94 YRS MICHAEL CHARLES PHILLIP "CHARLIE" MACNEIL - MacNEIL, Charlie We, the family of Charlie MacNeil, regret to announce his passing at home on January 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was the son of the late Michael ‘Big Charlie’ and Catherine ‘Ka’ (Talbot) MacNeil. Born in the ‘The Hub’ Glace Bay, Charlie was a member of the Black Watch Regime 2 B.N. (RHR) in his younger years and when he came home, he was a coal miner with Devco until his retirement. Charlie was both a ball player and coach for many years and was also an avid bowler and dart player. He was a member of the Hub Club and spent many a day down there with his friends talking about the good old days. You could often find Charlie on a dance floor rockin’ and rollin’ to the oldies. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Susan (Billard) MacNeil; daughter, Charlene (Daren); son, Michael (Michelle); daughter, Jennifer (Bobby), and stepson, David (Cindy). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Samantha, Morgan, Nathan, Cole, Sara, Becca and Bobbie Lynn; sisters, Dot (Alfie), Valerie (Gary), Donna (Gary); sister-in-law, Ann (Dougie), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Fred. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> JAMES RUSSELL FINLAYSON - FINLAYSON, James Russell Sydney Mines/Ottawa With deep sadness we announce the passing of our brother on January 7, 2020 at St. Vincent D'Paul Hospital in Ottawa, after a lengthy illness. Russell was a veteran of the Korean War. Predeceased by his parents, John and Violet; wife, Helen; siblings, Catherine, Johnena, Helen, Dianne, Kaye, Louis, Murdock, Alex, Walter, Solly and Danny. Russell will be sadly missed by step-daughter, Debbie Piscitelli; sister, Dorothy (Wilfred); brother, Jack; their families and the families of his deceased siblings. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date in Ottawa. MAX KIMM - 88 YRS KIMM, Max It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Max Kimm, our very special brother and uncle, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, at the age of 88 years. Max was formerly of Broughton/Birch Grove where he lived in his family home, until he became ill with Parkinson’s, which places him in a nursing home in Amherst, Nova Scotia. After a few years he was brought back to his family and placed at the nursing home in Sydney. In his earlier years, Max worked several placed as a laborer, including the Heavy Water Plant and different construction companies. He also worked at Hopkins Fish Plant, Port Morien as a night guard. He was a passionate sport fisherman and hunter. Max was an animal lover and could always be found with the loves of his life, his black labs, Nero 1 and then Nero 2. He was a fun loving and kind-hearted man, who always had a little story or two to tell. He was a special uncle to all his nieces and nephews, especially Daniel Dean who cared for him since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Born on September 13, 1931, he was the son of the late Walter and Helen (Mann) Kimm. Max is survived by his loving sisters, Johanna Dean, Birch Grove and Annie Dean, BC in which, he looked forward to their visits and phone calls. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Alfred (wife Violet), Henry, Carl, Walter (wife Evelyn) and sister, Lena McLean. He will be missed by all his nieces and nephews who all loved him and had a special place in their heart for him, Danny Dean, Sydney, Terry Dean, Glace Bay, Aaron Dean, North Sydney, Dave Dean, BC, Cheryl Colbert, BC, Glen Dean, BC, Wayne Kimm, Mira, Margaret McLean, Ontario, George McLean, Ottawa, Carolyn Dean, Birch Grove, Daniel Dean, Birch Grove, Cindy Susin, Sydney, Annie Lahey, Catalone, Gordon Kimm, Glace Bay, Alvin Kimm, Port Morien, as well as Pam O’Regan, who was his head nurse and niece, who made sure he was always taken extra special care of. The family would like to thank the staff of Amherst Nursing Home and especially the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility (Soldiers Cove) for the love and compassion they extended to Max. Cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). A graveside service will take place in the summer of 2020. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> ISABEL MARIE (PLEDGE) MACLEAN - 87 YRS MacLEAN, Isabel Marie Isabel Marie MacLean passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Born on April 15 in 1932 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Isabel spent her childhood and early adult years on the island of Cape Breton. Later she and her husband Jack moved to remote northwestern Ontario with three very young daughters, Wendy, Debbie and Heather, in tow. Family was her focus and she created a haven for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a central gathering point for friends plus pets of all descriptions. She was a dedicated elementary school teacher and later Principal, teaching in Quibell, Vermilion Bay, Oxdrift and Dryden. In retirement, former students and fellow teachers would approach her and talk about how she touched their lives in many positive ways. As per Isabel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. If friends so desire donations may be made to Princess Court DECO through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON, P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca <http://www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca/> ISABEL MARIE (PLEDGE) MACLEAN APR 15, 1932 - JAN 1, 2020 Isabel Marie MacLean passed away peacefully on January 01, 2020, at The Dryden Regional Health Centre. She was born on April 15, 1932, in Sydney, Nova Scotia and spent her childhood and early adult years on the island of Cape Breton. Then, with three young daughters in tow, she and her husband Jack took an adventurous move to remote northwestern Ontario and the rest is history! Family was her central focus and over the decades her home was always the gathering point for family and friends with children and pets roaming free to enjoy life. Food was always available in abundance and if she wasn’t watching news, politics and curling on television she was on the food channel or browsing the countless food magazines she subscribed to in order to find some new and interesting recipe. Her open circle created a haven for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as too many friends to count. All are devastated by her passing. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Nova Scotia and started work in Ontario in a one-room school in Quibell, then later in schools in the Vermilion Bay, Oxdrift and Dryden areas. She also served as Principal. In her retirement years people would often approach her and reminisce about their time with her as students and fellow teachers, noting that she touched their lives in many positive ways. Throughout her retirement, she worked or volunteered with many social planning and support organizations. Her most recent volunteer work centering on the Princess Court Family Council. Family members include daughters, Wendy Peck of Winnipeg, Deborah MacLean (Jacques Dufresne) of Dryden and Heather MacLean of Dryden; six grandchildren, Shawnda Peck, Danille Peck, Brian Peck, Paige Dufresne, Jordan Thiel and Brett Thiel; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan O’Flaherty and Finley Heinrich-Thiel, her sister Becky Cummings and many nieces and nephews from her large extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Jack MacLean, brothers John and Fred Pledge and sisters Erma Ball and Phyllis Meade. A Come & Go Tea to Celebrate the Life of Isabel MacLean will be held Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Centre. If friends so desire donations may be made to Princess Court DECO through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca <http://www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca/> CHARLES SAMPSON - 94 YRS SAMPSON, Charles North Sydney Surrounded by his loving family, it is with heavy hearts, but with appreciation for a life well lived, that the family of Charles Peter Sampson, loving and devoted husband of Bernice (Lewis) Sampson, announce his passing which occurred on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, NS on September 24, 1925 he was the son of the late Albert and Angelique (Avery) Sampson. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Paul Sampson, Aileen Sampson Teletchia; uncle and aunt, Colin and Mary MacDonald, and extended MacDonald family, Ed, Lloyd, Colin, Raymond, Cyril, Russell, Kay and Tina; and son-in-law, Manuel Swan. Although he was born in Sydney, he was raised in Saint Pierre et Miquelon. He moved back to Cape Breton at the age of 16. He met the love of his life Bernice Lewis and was married in August of 1949. He took pride in his work and was employed with several construction companies, he retired as a proud steel tyer with the Joneljim Construction Company. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed Sunday drives, stopping at his favorite fishing spots and listening to Celtic Serenade. Charlie was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his loving and devoted wife of 71 years, Bernice, he is survived by his children, Mary MacFarlane (Robert), North Sydney, Charles ‘Chas’ Sampson (Carolyn), Bras d’Or, Joyce Swann, Sydney, Pierre Sampson (Delores), Frenchvale, Paul Sampson (Lois), Halifax, Alan Sampson (Wendy), Sydney Mines, Michelle Sampson (Gary), North Sydney, Bill Sampson (Paul), Saint John, NB and Ron Sampson (Wendy), Halifax; 17 cherished grandchildren; and several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the compassionate care of Dr. Peter Poulos and the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Visitation for Charlie will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the North Sydney Food Bank or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/>

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