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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 30, 2019 THURSDAY
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    3. Cape Breton Deaths JANUARY 30, 2019 THURSDAY There were 5 obituaries published today BRUCE CAMPBELL - 82 YRS TIM “BIG TIM” DONOVAN - 82 YRS SHIRLEY JOSHUA HILLIER - 90 YRS LOTTIE MARIE (COVIN) SHAHEEN - 92 YRS RICHARD “RICK” TOBIN - 63 YRS BRUCE CAMPBELL - 82 YRS CAMPBELL, Bruce Westmount We, the family of James Bruce Campbell, regret to announce his passing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born September 6, 1937, in Westmount, he was the son of the late Roy “Bun” and Lavita Mae (Maxwell) Campbell. For 35 years, Bruce worked for Ells and Sawlor as their lead carpenter. He was a dedicated member of Westmount United Church and a volunteer fire fighter with the Westmount Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. Bruce is survived by his wife, Sandra (Bryne); son, Darren (Leah), Ottawa; grandchildren, Taylor and Madison; sister, Phyllis Schmidt, Guelph; and brother, Douglas (Delores), Sydney. Besides his parents, Bruce was predeceased by his brothers, Gordon “Spooky” and Ross. Visitation will take place at Westmount United Church on Friday, January 31 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Westmount United Church on Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Westmount United Church. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at <> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> TIM “BIG TIM” DONOVAN - 82 YRS DONOVAN, Tim Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Tim ‘Big Tim’ Donovan, 82, of Glace Bay, passed away on January 28, 2020. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Jim and Monica (Bruce), stepmother Elsie (Anderson). Tim worked as the Service Manager for Elecrolux until he opened his own business Tim's Quality Vacuum Service. He loved engaging with the public until the day he retired. He enjoyed singing in the choir and was a member of the Coal Town Chorus. Tim was involved with CID were he was President for 2 years and was involved with Affirmative Action. Tim is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Turner) of 52 years; son, Tim Jr (Marie); daughter, Sherri (Ken); niece, Laurie (Allan) loved as a daughter; grandchildren, Adam (Danielle), Andrew (Lindsay), Brandon, Patrick, Sean (Dev); great grandchildren, Jaxon, Autumn, Isla, Leighton, Colton, Eric, Elija; brothers, Jack (Pearl), Wishie (Alice), Patty, Normie; sisters, Dolores (Sam), Helen (Jerry), Theresa (Gord) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Sherley (Alex). When Mom asked Dad if he Loved her he always said More than you will ever need or use. Memorial mass will be held at Holy Cross Parish, Seaview St., on Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. with Father Norman presiding. Burial will follow at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Glace Bay. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Lung Association ( <>). Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www. <> SHIRLEY JOSHUA HILLIER - 90 YRS HILLIER, Shirley J. Hillside Boularderie With heartfelt sadness we, the family, announce the passing of Shirley Joshua Hillier, age 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in North Sydney on March 8, 1929, Shirley was the son of the late Joshua and Jessie (Hickey) Hillier. He was a long-time employee of Marine Atlantic, retiring after 30 years of service. Shirley was a quiet family man who loved spending time with his wife Pauline, his children and grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or. He is survived by his loving wife, Pauline (Purdie) Hillier; his three daughters, Pauline (Bruce) Melanson, Patricia (Doug) Kohlsmith, Carol Ann (John Hugh) MacLean; his two sons, Cecil (Darryl) Hillier, Brian (Annette) Hillier; his grandchildren, Andrea (Sean), Kate Melanson, Stephanie and Elise Kohlsmith, Monique (Josh) LeBlanc, Melissa (Doug) Ivey, Josh (Courtney) Hillier, Stephen, Richard, Evan and Marlee, Michael (Alicia), Lauren and Ryan Hillier; his three great-grandchildren Hayden and Nolan LeBlanc, Sawyer Ivey; his sister, June Johnston; brother, Gordon (Marg) Hillier; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Cecil (Rita) Hillier, William (Evelyn) Hillier; sister, Blanche (John) Oats; brother-in-law, Walter Johnston. A private family visitation will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass for Shirley will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the North Sydney Food Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <> LOTTIE MARIE (COVIN) SHAHEEN - 92 YRS SHAHEEN, Lottie Marie (Covin) Whitney Pier It is with immense sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved mother and sitty, Lottie Shaheen, age 92, on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Lottie was the last surviving member of her family. Born on August 27, 1927 in West Arichat, Lottie was the daughter of the late Peter and Emilie Covin. At an early age she came to Sydney with her wit and charismatic attitude. Eventually, Lottie would become a homemaker, caretaker and a wife to the love of her life, Tom, where they started their family of six. Later in life Lottie had a love for her furry friends, she enjoyed bingo nights with her daughters, going to the casino, Christmas dinner with her family, conversations with her sons and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lottie is survived by sons, Philip (Joan), David (Rose) and Tommie, Toronto; daughters, Susie (Mylie Wilson) and Brenda (Blaine Fraser); grandchildren, Philip, Steven, David, Christa, Mylie, Travis, Maria, Andrèa, Tommie, Lisa and Samantha; ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Stella (Jamael Libbus), Martha Jewer, Mary Covin and Ellen Shaheen; daughter-in-law, Colleen; as well as many nephews and nieces. Besides her parents, Lottie is predeceased by her husband, Tom in 1978; son, Harold in 2019; sisters, Evelyn, Laura, Evangeline, Priscilla, Violet, twins at birth, and brothers, Harold, Leo, Earnest, Amedee and Rudolph. Visitation for the late Lottie Shaheen will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier on Saturday, February 1, 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 Lottie may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Care Unit. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at <> “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” RICHARD “RICK” TOBIN - 63 YRS TOBIN, Richard ‘Rick’ Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother and uncle Richard Gerard ‘Rick’ Tobin, age 63, on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Sydney. Born in North Sydney on February 1, 1956, he was the son of the late Gerard and Mildred ‘Millie’ (Young) Tobin. Rick was a graduate of St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was employed as a banker for many years with various banks throughout the Maritimes until his retirement and in more recent years as a security guard. Music was a big part of Rick’s life and he was an avid collector of records, cds, 8 tracks and cassettes. He enjoyed going to the Y.M.C.A. in Sydney and will be greatly missed by his canine companion Mitsy. Rick is survived by his sister, Cindy Tobin (Ron Delaney), Sydney; his brother, Roger (Theresa Devoe), Alder Point; his three nieces, Colette O’Quinn, Toronto, Bridy O’Quinn, Sydney, Jolene Devoe, Fort McMurray; one grand-nephew, Nicholas, Toronto; his aunts, Bernadette Allen, Ontario, Jeanette Boutilier, North Sydney, Vera Strickland, Alderwood Guest Home, Baddeck, and a number of cousins and good friends. Rick left this world much too early and will be deeply missed by everyone who loved him. He was the one family member we could always rely on to make us laugh and those are the times we need to hang on to now, to get through this time of sadness. Besides his parents, Rick was predeceased by his sister, Michelle Tobin. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Rick will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Hemochromatosis Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <>

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