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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 29, 2019 WEDNESDAY
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    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 29, 2019 WEDNESDAY There were 9 obituaries published today DOLORES MARIE (GARCIA) ANDREWS - 81 YRS KENNETH “KEN” CHEETHAM - 77 YRS MONICA ROSE FALLON - 87 YRS SHANE HATCHER - 42 YRS LORA MARIE (PIERRO) ISADORE - 52 YRS WILLIAM NEIL “BILLY” MACPHEE - 85 yrs MICHAEL “DUNCAN" MCNEIL - 77 YRS MICHAEL JOACHIM OWENS - 81 YRS DONALD GEORGE “DON” WAECHTER - DOLORES MARIE (GARCIA) ANDREWS - 81 YRS ANDREWS, Dolores Marie (Garcia), 81 Glace Bay It is with profound sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our precious Dolores M. Andrews on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Glace Bay General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Her death comes after a short and courageous battle with cancer. A very heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Glace Bay General Hospital (3-East) as well as the palliative care team for their loving and compassionate care during her stay. A special thank you to Dr. Ley for his many years of caring for her. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John Garcia and Gertrude (O’Handley) Garcia-Jackson. She married the love of her life Booie Andrews in 1955. Together they raised five lovely daughters. Dolores was an avid reader, enjoyed attending many concerts and looked forward to her monthly outing to the Penshioner Clubs. She had a gift at befriending anyone she met and could make you feel very special. Dolores is survived by her loving daughters, Francine Crawford (Joe), Annette Maxwell, Itsy Neville (Leo), Gail Andrews (Shawn), Paula Ransome (Billy), chosen daughter Karen Neville (Harold); son-in-law, Joey Neville; her sister, Frances (Joe) Browne; her cherished grandchildren, Travis (Lesley), Nadine (James), Kirk (Sonya), Ryan, Andrèe (Francis) Hayley, Jessica (Mitchell) and Tyler; affectionately known as “Nana Doh-Doh” to her great-grandchildren, Abbie, Maya, Ella, Nora, Angel, Seth, Carley-Jo, Kayson, Lincoln, Jace and Ariana; her special friend, Richard MacLean (whom she shared many laughs on the phone); sisters-in-law, Stephanie (Mark) Clarke, Mary Carroll; brother-in-law, Tommy (Theresa) Andrews; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Booie; precious grandson, Anthony Maxwell; her stepfather, Jucky Jackson; brothers, Tony and Jackie, and two siblings in infancy; son-in-law, Fraser Crawford; sisters-in-law, Dunie (Willie) Virtue, Rene (Clarence) LaBelle; brother-in-law, Eddie Carroll. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, from 5-8 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, at Holy Cross Church with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. The interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, MacLeod’s Crossing. Family flowers only. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at <> KENNETH “KEN” CHEETHAM - 77 YRS CHEETHAM, Kenneth ‘Ken’ New Waterford/Sydney It is with deep sadness that we, the children of Ken Cheetham, announce his unexpected but peaceful passing on January 24, 2020. Born in 1942 Kenneth was the son of the late Billy and Lizzie (Doucette) Cheetham. He moved to Ontario to work and met his beloved wife of 45 years Lilian (Quarry). Many will remember Ken as a radio broadcaster at CJCB and CKPE, playing music that he loved and hoped others did too. He always greeted friends with a warm “Hello Son” and ended each day with a “Night, God Bless, I love you”. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Kim; son, Steven (Cherry); sisters, Carmel, Cecilia (Ted), Diane (Fred); brothers, Keith, Joe (Debbie), Kevin (Gloria) and David (Donna), as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Lilian; sister, Isabel; brother, Gerard and two brothers, William and James in infancy. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held Thursday, January 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a chapel service at 1 p.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating, followed by a luncheon at the K.O.C., Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ken to the SPCA or the Cancer Patient Care Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: <> MONICA ROSE FALLON - 87 YRS FALLON, Monica Rose Newport News, Va. Monica Rose Fallon, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. In past years, she was a member of the Merry Mixers Square Dance Club and the Kaola T. Round Dance Club. She was also a member of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, where she was active with the ministry to the sick and home bound. More recently, she enjoyed “Fit and Fun” with her friends at Warwick Forest, audio books, Celtic music and dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Ret. U S Navy CMDR. Thomas Francis Fallon, Jr. and is survived by her daughters, Theresa Anne Tiburzi, and her husband, Dominic, of Columbia, Md., Kathleen Marie Holley, and her husband, Jim, of Vinton, VA and Mary Susan Hansen, and her husband, Jeffery, of Amherst; six sons, Thomas Michael Fallon, and his wife, Jean, of Roanoke, Patrick Joseph Fallon, and his wife, Sandra, of Virginia Beach, Kevin Scot Fallon, and his wife, Karen, of Williamsburg, Robert Steven Fallon, and his wife, Kerry, of Kansas City, Kan., Peter David Fallon, and his wife, Pamela, of Newport News, and Christopher Paul Fallon, and his wife, Teresa, of Richmond; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown by Father Miguel Melendez and Father Mike Joly. Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959 or Riverside Hospice Care, 12420 Warwick Blvd # 6E, Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA. SHANE HATCHER - 42 YRS HATCHER, Shane Sydney Mines It is was shock and profound sadness that we, the family of Shane Hatcher, announce his passing on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Halifax, at the age of 42. Shane worked with Local 92 for several years. He will always be lovingly remembered by his mom, Donna Slade (Kevin) and his dad, David Hatcher; his daughter, Paige Hatcher, and his sons, Cole Hatcher and Gavin Denny, who he loved dearly. He also leaves behind his broken-hearted sister, Tara Matkowski (Dave) and nephew, Chase Matkowski who adored him. Shane also leaves behind sisters, Jade, Brooke; brother, Dylan; maternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald and Jane Pieroway (John), and paternal grandmother, Selina Hatcher. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Donald Hatcher (Poppa Don). Shane had an infectious personality. He loved making people laugh. He is going to be sadly missed by so many, especially his Uncle Danny and his cousin Alicia Gardiner, who he had a special connection with. Visitation for Shane Hatcher will be held Wednesday (today), January 29, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to his family at <> LORA MARIE (PIERRO) ISADORE - 52 YRS ISADORE, Lora Marie (Pierro) Wagmatcook It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lora Marie Isadore (Pierro) on January 15, 2020 in Orillia, ON where she lived for many years. Lora was born on December 8, 1967 in Baddeck to Roderick John Pierro and Mary Theresa (Isadore) Pierro. Lora loved her arts and crafting with beads. She loved poker and hanging out with friends, biking, walking and visiting. Lora is survived by 2 daughters, Isabelle Isadore (Sydney) and Martina Doucette (Eskasoni); son, Roderick Nicholas (Eskasoni); 2 grandchildren, Alexandria Isadore and Leeland Isadore-Lynk, both of Sydney. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Karen Pierro (Wagmatcook) and Wanda Phillips (Waycobah); 2 brothers, Kenneth Pierro (Wagmatcook) and Patrick Pierro (Halifax); godfather, Vincent Googoo (Wagmatcook); godchild, Danielle Paul and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Allan John Isadore; daughter, Alexandria; brothers, Melvin Pierro, Edward Pierro and Clifford Pierro; sisters, Alice (Pierro) Paul, Ida Pierro, Mary Theresa Pierro; and godmother, Susan Bernard. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January. 30 starting at 3p.m. at the Elder Center in Wagmatcook. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 1 at 11:00a.m. at Queen of the World Church, Wagmatcook with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial and salute to follow at the Cultural & Heritage Center. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> WILLIAM NEIL “BILLY” MACPHEE - 85 yrs MacPHEE, William Neil It is with saddened hearts that we say goodbye to a treasured brother, uncle and friend. William Neil MacPhee passed away on January 7, 2020, after a lengthy hospital stay. Affectionately known to many as ‘Billy’, he was born in Boularderie, NS at home on July 10, 1934, to parents James Neil and Jamie Grant MacPhee. An island boy, he was drawn to the sea and fished for over 50 years; saltwater coursed through his veins, even after he retired his beloved boat “My Last”. His buoys are still in the basement today. He was stubborn as a mule, with a kind heart and a sharp wit. He had a fun-loving sense of humour that he displayed often to those he knew well. He had a great love for family, especially his nieces and nephews, often giving cheeky nick names. He is pre-deceased by his parents, and brothers, Mervin and James MacPhee. He is survived by his sister, Eileen (Donald) MacDonald; sister-in-law, Sheila MacPhee; numerous nieces and nephews; a very special great-niece, Emily MacPhee, and two very special great-nephews, Carter and Justin Wall. A sincere thank-you to Richard and Dawn MacPhee, for their dedicated care and support of Billy over the years; your extended family is grateful. A private celebration of his life will be held with family this summer. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> A quiet, gentle and shy man, Billy was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. MICHAEL “DUNCAN" MCNEIL - 77 YRS McNEIL, Michael Duncan 1942-2020 It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Michael ‘Duncan’ McNeil, age 77 of Glace Bay on January 26, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Duncan was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Bessie; his sister, Esther, and brother-in-law, Howard MacDonald. Born in Glace Bay September 7, 1942 and lived there his entire life. Duncan joined the Royal Canadian Army, he served 1961-1964 and had a career in construction as a surveyor for 30 years before retiring. Duncan will be missed by his wife, Marcella of 54 years; his daughters, Shauna (Blair) MacNeil, Moncton, NB, Janice and Pam (Dale) Moore, both of Glace Bay; his grandchildren, who called him Poppy, Mitchelle (Lena) MacNeil, Jewel and Kayla; his nieces, Lillian, Elizabeth, Lilia and Stacey; his goddaughter, Tracey, Heather and Grace; his nephews, Mark and Brad; as well as a very special cousin, Dean Walsh, Nfld and many other cousins; a special friend of the family, Debbie Thomas. Dad was a family man, an avid Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. O’Brien, Dr. McInnis, the nurses and 4C at the CBRH, nurses of 3 South GBH and Palliative Care nurses while at home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11- 1 p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m. all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). A reception will follow the service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting <> MICHAEL JOACHIM OWENS - 81 YRS OWENS, Michael Joachim Nov. 23, 1938 - Jan. 27, 2020 Michael Joachim Owens, 81, formally of River Bourgeois, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and is now free from his battles with Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Michael was the son of the late William Thomas (Bill) Owens and Aliane (Lillian) Owens (Daigle). They relocated from New Brunswick to run the Lindloff Fish Hatchey in Oban where Michael was born and raised in a tight knit, large family. Michael sailed the St. Lawrence Seaway on the Texaco oil tankers Warrior and Chief where he earned the rank of 1st Mate. After many years, “Michael Rowed The Boat Ashore” for a land job. He was a 1st Class Stationary Engineer at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Point Tupper where he left as Chief when the Refinery closed. Michael finished his career at the Breton Petroleum Ultramar Bulk plant in Port Hawkesbury. Other than a short time in Montreal and Dartmouth, Michael and his wife Joan, spent most of their life in River Bourgeois before moving to St. Peter’s in 2013. The dedication and love they shared had such an impact that it will live on in everyone lucky enough to be a witness to their relationship. They were best friends and he often sang her the Don Williams song “You’re My Best Friend.” Michael had a strong faith and was dedicated to his Parish and choir. He could be found sharing his musical talents by singing, playing guitar and harmonica. He loved fishing, the camp, butterscotch ice-cream and was known for his great sense of humour. Most of all, he loved his family. Michael had a gift for helping others and an ability to recognize and give guidance and support to those who had struggles in life. With his wife Joan, they fostered youth, opened their home to a refugee family, hosted foreign exchange students and presented accommodations to many a weary traveler. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Bona) of 59 years; five children, Tim Owens (Marsha) Langley, BC, Bernadette Palmer (Charlie) Waverley NS, Richard Owens (Bertha) Lantz, NS, Pamela Sampson (Gerard) River Bourgeois, NS and Wendy Abbott, St. Peter’s; grandchildren, Holly, Leah, Deanna, Grant, Jeremy, Dylan, Taylor, Haley and Cailley; great-grand daughter, Genevieve; siblings, Ann, Billy, Aunt Elaine, Margie, Ethel, Gert, Joyce, Gregory, Paul, Marlene and Vincent; mother-in-law, Mary Bona; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by his grandson, Jordan Owens; son-in-law, Mike Abbott; brothers, Eddie and Lionel. The family would like to extend their thanks for the care given by the nurses and staff of both the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home and The Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Richmond Villa Recreation Department in recognition of the supreme care received, not only to Michael but to the entire family during visits and his final days. Visitation at the River Bourgeois Community Resting Place Friday, January 31st 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral February 1st 11 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church River Bourgeois, reception to follow at the Tara Lynne Centre. “He would have literally walked a mile on broken glass for all of us (if it wasn’t so dangerous)” – The Kids. DONALD GEORGE “DON” WAECHTER - WAECHTER, Donald “Don” George The family of Don Waechter, a long-time resident of Port Hawkesbury, wishes to announce his passing on Friday, January 24, 2020 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Tompkins, Saskatchewan, he was the son of the late William and Mary (MacLennan) Waechter. After a term as a pilot in the RCAF, he worked in industry in the Port Hawkesbury area. Don’s lifelong interest in aviation came full circle as he finished his working career as manager of the Port Hawkesbury Airport. Since a young boy, he had an appreciation for wildlife and the environment, and will be remembered with his binoculars at the ready to observe birds that found their way into the back yard. He was naturally inquisitive and open to discussion on most topics, exercised with equal measures of intelligent debate and good humour. Don is survived by his sister, Wilena Waechter, Banff, AB; his children, Donald, Kentville, Bill and his wife Tammy, Leamington, ON and Lisa, London, England; his grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Valerie, Ian and Erin. He is also survived by his extended MacLellan family with whom he shared many memories, and his numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved wife of 53 years, Marlene (MacLellan) in 2018. A funeral Mass of celebration will take place on Friday, January 31st at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 138 Granville Street, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: <>

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