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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 05, 2019 WEDNESDAY
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    3. Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 05, 2019 TUESDAY There were 15 obituaries published today CHARLES CLEMENT “CHARLIE” BAXTER - 77 YRS SISTER FRANCES BEATON, (SR. ST. ANITA OF SION) - 98 YRS STEPHEN J. BROWN - JOESEPH “JOE” CAMPBELL - MARGARET BERNADETTE “MARGIE” CARMICHAEL - BRENDA (BOUTILIER) CRANTON - 70 YRS GEORGE FREDERICK “RICK” HOWIE - 71 YRS RONALD MADER - 72 YRS GARY ALEXANDER MCNEIL - JOHN ROY PAUL - ELLEN “HELEN” (HATFIELD) PEACH - 87 YRS CATHERINE (MACPHERSON) ROBINSON - 71 YRS JAMES ROSS “JIMMY” SMITH - 82 YRS ANNIE MONA (HENWOOD) VIENNEAU - 86 YRS JAMES MALCOLM “JAMEY” WALSH - 57 YRS CHARLES CLEMENT “CHARLIE” BAXTER - 77 YRS BAXTER, Charles ‘Charlie’ Clement, 77 Sydney December 6, 1942 January 31, 2020 We the family are saddened to announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother and friend, Charlie Baxter on January 31, 2020 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney on December 6, 1942, he was a son of the late John and Sophie (MacDonald) Baxter. Charlie was self-employed and knew most everyone who walked through the door of his Dorchester Street “Northend Dairy” where he dedicated himself for more than 18 years until his retirement. He was also an integral part of the former Elks Club in Sydney for many years. Mira was a special place for him as he loved to spend time with his family where he could overlook the beautiful river. Charlie is survived by his son, Tracey, Whitehorse; daughter, Kerry (Joe Landry) MacVicar, Albert Bridge; grandchildren, Mayra, Emily, Taylor and Brandon; sister, Beverly Martell, Maine; special nephew, Gordon; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed by his RCL Branch twelve friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife & life friend, Carole Anne; brother-in-law, Dennis Martell; and nephew, Kevin. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Charlie’s life will take place from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, February 8 at the Mira Boat Club. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors & nurses of both the CCU and Palliative Care Units for their kindness and compassion. Memorial Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Renal Program of Care). Expressions of sympathy may be sent to <> SISTER FRANCES BEATON, (SR. ST. ANITA OF SION) - 98 YRS BEATON, Sr. Frances, CND (Sr. St. Anita of Sion) Sr. Frances Beaton died peacefully on 3rd of February 2020 at the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney, NS. Born in Inverness, October 10, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Finlay and Florence Elizabeth (MacLennan) Beaton. She entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1940 and made profession in 1942. Countless numbers of students in Sydney, Sydney Mines, New Victoria and Antigonish benefited from her teaching expertise which spanned thirty-seven years. Upon retiring from teaching, Sister Frances volunteered at the Cape Breton Correctional Center where her teaching skills were much appreciated. She was local leader at Notre Dame Convent, Sydney Mines. Sister’s last years were spent at the CND Health Care Centre, where her ministry was one of prayer for the needs of our world. Sister Frances was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her siblings, Christina Beaton, Catherine (Taddy) Murphy, John Ronnie Beaton, Anita Beaton, Mary Frances (Francie) MacNeil, Paula Malenfant and Pauline Beaton. She is also predeceased by two nephews, Ronsie and Stephen Beaton. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews who loved her dearly. Visitation for Sister Frances will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 2-5 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, NS with a Bible Vigil at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday February 7 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the ALS Society. Online condolences can be made by visiting <> STEPHEN J. BROWN - BROWN, Stephen J. Reserve Mines It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Stephen J. Brown at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on January 31, 2020. Born in Dominion, NS he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Daley) Brown. Stephen was employed with Nova Scotia Power for over 20 years. He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Sheila Willett; two sons, Michael, Alberta, Daniel, Newfoundland; three stepdaughters, Michelle, Charlene (D.J.), Jolene (Marcel); two brothers, Mickey (Gerry), Dale (Brenda); brother-in-law, Enzo; two sisters, Ann (Terry), Chickie (Francie); sister-in-law, Helen. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Lucius, Mekayla, Reece, Jersey and Rowan; as well as many nieces and nephews. Stevie will be greatly missed by ‘Dad’s girl’ Rosie. Besides his parents, Stevie was predeceased by his brother, Alan; sister, Lynn, and stepson, Shawn. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating 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 <> JOESEPH “JOE” CAMPBELL - CAMPBELL, Joe Glace Bay It is with a broken heart and profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Joe Campbell in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the C.B.R.H. with his loving family by his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (McIntyre) Campbell. Joe attended school in Glace Bay. At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on board the H.M. C. S. Cap de la Madeleine. Residing in Glace Bay, Joe was employed at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 003 for 35 years. He was a member of Br. 003 as well as the Glace Bay Pensioners Club. He loved baseball, hockey and was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. He also enjoyed playing pool at the Pensioners Club. Joe was a very special man and was loved by all who knew him. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Kendall) Campbell; his three sons, Joe (Lisa), Robert, Garett (Sherry); two daughters, Melanie (Jackie) and Jenna (Kevin); brothers, Tom (Sandra), Frank (Rosanne), Doug (Monika); sisters, Louise (John) Robinson, Kathy Buchanan, Sharon (Albert) MacDonald; his grandchildren, Bobby, Carys, Leah and Lexi, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Edna Fisher; sisters, Marie and Francie; brother-in-law, Bill Buchanan. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Joe will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199).Interment will take place at a later date in St. Anne’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to An Cala Palliative Care. ‘Wish I had met you sooner, so I could have loved you longer.’ Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting <> MARGARET BERNADETTE “MARGIE” (MACDOUGALL) CARMICHAEL - CARMICHAEL, Margaret ‘Margie’ Bernadette Sydney It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Margie at the age of 75, whose valiant fight ended peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Calla Palliative Care Unit, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 15, 1944 in Sydney Mines, Margie was the daughter of the late Joseph ‘Sylvine’ MacDougall and Sarah ‘Sadie’ MacNeil. At an early age Margie travelled to Boston to model, only to move back to Sydney to become a nurse and later sell real estate. She eventually retired and spent quality time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered as a true testament of inspiration and strength. Margie is survived by her loving husband, John ‘Jack’ Carmichael; daughter, Marlene (Kevin) Ratchford; granddaughter, Tiffany Ratchford (Mylie Wilson); her pride and joy, great-grandson, Caleb; as well as many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, Margie was predeceased by her brothers, Donald (Theresa) MacDougall, Francis ‘Rocky’ (Beverly) MacDougall, John MacDougall; in childhood and infant sister, who died at birth. Margie lived for spending time with her family and friends whom she cherished dearly. Her hobbies included bingo, travelling, playing cards and weekly jam sessions. She also spent the last few years with her beloved friend Joey Collet, whom she adored and brought so much joy and happiness to her life. We the family would like to take this time and extend special thanks to the wonderful staff of the CBRH palliative care unit and Dr. Ron McCormick who cared for Margie in her time of need. As per Margie’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Margie Carmichael will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Friday, February 7, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3-5 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 5 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will take place in the funeral home reception area, following the service. Private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Margie 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 <> BRENDA (BOUTILIER) CRANTON - 70 YRS CRANTON, Brenda (Boutilier) With broken hearts, we, her family, announce the peaceful passing of Brenda Louise (Boutilier) Cranton (April 9, 1949) on February 2, 2020. Brenda is the beloved wife of David ‘Curly’ Cranton. In her final days, as always, she was surrounded by the enduring love of her devoted husband and family members. Brenda is the eldest daughter of Charles and the late Louise Boutilier of Gardiner Mines. Brenda is a well-known businesswoman. She and her husband, David, were owners of a successful catering business, Sydney Party Rentals Catering, for twenty-six years. Her culinary skills, strong work ethic, and professionalism gained her great respect from clients in Sydney and surrounding communities. Brenda and David shared forty-two years of married life, supported each other in all ways, and brought immeasurable joy to one another. Brenda will be remembered as a strong, kind, and caring person, the organizer of family events, and affectionately accepted by all as the one in charge. She put the needs of others first – especially evident in her dedication to her mother’s care. Always the optimist and provider, Brenda is the true rock in our family who will be forever missed. In their retirement years, Brenda and David found great enjoyment in hosting international students, creating a loving family life with them. Current long-time students, Rubei Sun and Gloria Shi, share in the profound loss of Brenda. Brenda is deeply mourned by her husband, David; father, Charles; siblings, Terry (Colleen), Deborah, Coleen (Gary), Rosalie, John (Lorrie), Vernon (Debbie), Darrell (Kathy), Paul, Carolyn (Allan), James (Wanita) and Cheryl; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Kirk Yard, and brother-in-law, Bill Rolfe. The family’s grief is shared by Brenda’s many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of happy times spent with their Aunt ‘B’, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbours. Brenda was predeceased by her mother, Louise (January 19, 2020); grandparents, William and Marcella Boutilier, Thomas and Bertha Mackie; and mother-in-law, Jessie Rolfe. Thank you to the EHS, Cape Breton Cancer Centre, doctors, nurses and medical staff for their part in Brenda’s care over the past months. Thank you to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit staff and volunteers. In keeping with Brenda’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brenda’s life will take place at a later date. Donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: <> or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel <> “Know that memories made with you will stay with us forever, and you will be forever loved.” GEORGE FREDERICK “RICK” HOWIE - 71 YRS HOWIE, George Frederick ‘Rick’ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man, George Frederick Howie, on February 2, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Rick was born on October 7, 1948, the son of the late Alex and Mary (Spracklin) Howie. As a young boy, teenager and adult, you could always find Rick on a ballfield wherever he lived. His passion for baseball took him to many professional games in many stadiums, and World Series games in Canada and the United States. Rick also excelled in Broomball and Hockey. After leaving Glace Bay he resided in Ontario for 40 years, returning to Cape Breton in 2013. In Cape Breton he was a very proud coal miner and in Ontario he worked for Canada Post as a letter carrier. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Alvina; children, Sandra (Gerald) Aucoin, George (Jaime) Howie, Michelle (Kyle) Howie, Brenda Lee (Bryce) Howie; grandchildren, Cory, Robyn, Ashleen, Mairi, Cody, Bailey, Amberly, Rachelle, Brittany, Kris, Justus; great-granddaughter, Isabella; brothers, John (Karen), Marv (Ann), Ron (Fran); sisters, Mary D Gillies, Donna, Brenda; extended family, Basil, Kim (Donnie), Allana (Robert), Raylene, and granddaughter, Ruby. Rick played a big part in the lives of three very special people, nephews, Richard and Ronald; niece, Anne. Besides his loving parents, Rick was pre-deceased by his beautiful daughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Dick and Henry; sister, Betty; brother-in-law, Robert Gillies. There will be no visitation. A Chapel Service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2 p.m., with Reverend Duncan Roach officiating, followed by a luncheon at Saint Leonard’s Parish Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford. As an expression of sympathy for Rick, donations can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center. Rick had a favorite saying, which when he wrote something, he always ended with “STAY BLESSED, GOD IS GOOD “. 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: <> RONALD MADER - 72 YRS MADER, Ronald We, the family of Ronald Mader, regret to announce his passing on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born September 17, 1948, in Sydney, he was the son of the late Leroy and Florence (Budden) Mader. In Ronnie’s early years, he worked for McKnight’s Music Store and Woolco. For the last 30 years, he worked as a taxi driver with Briands, City Wide and most recently, Dynasty Cabs. Ronnie also played guitar for many years and played in various bands over the years. A die-hard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he enjoyed sitting down to watch them play. But, Ronnie’s most happy times were getting together with his daughter playing guitar and singing Calendar Girl, as well as reminiscing about the old band days. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Mader-Floyd, Sydney; grandchildren, Clayton Floyd, Jordan Butler and Kyle Fitzgerald (Stephanie Grant); great-grandchildren, Abigail Hayes-Floyd, Kyson, Amara and Aurora Fitzgerald; sisters, Carole (Livio) Nicoletti, Dominion, Linda Mader, Calgary and Gail (Rob) Thompson, Halifax; brother, Jerry, Edmonton, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his son, Steven Forest; twin brother, Kenny Mader; sister-in-law, Janice Mader, and great-grandson, Travis Hayes. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 7 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 8 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Cape Breton Branch, the IWK or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at <> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> GARY ALEXANDER MCNEIL - McNEIL, Gary Alexander It’s with heavy hearts that the family of Gary McNeil announce his passing on January 30, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C. Born in Glace Bay in 1953, Gary was the son of the late Alexander and Loretta McNeil (nee Almon). After graduating from NSEIT, Gary worked in the food industry in Digby, Halifax and Toronto, before eventually setting in Vancouver. An adventurous spirit, Gary traveled the world, making friends wherever he went, with his infectious smile and warm manner. When his travels brought him back to Cape Breton, he would reconnect with family and spend time at one of his favorite places, George’s River. Left to mourn are Gary’s brothers, Ian (Sally), Glace Bay, NS, and Joseph (Kim) Regina SK; as well as sisters, Mary (Jeff). Ottawa, ON and Nancy (Steve) MacDougall, Bedford, NS. Gary also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as dear friends in Vancouver. These include Kenn, David and Laura, Brian and Tyler to whom the family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation for the love and support they’ve shown during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held in Vancouver, as well as one in Cape Breton at a later date. Gary’s “long and winding road” has come to its end, but he will never be forgotten by those who lives he touched. JOHN ROY PAUL - PAUL, John Roy We the family are sad to announce the passing of John Roy Paul, 50, of Eskasoni, on January 31, 2020 at home. He was the son of Mary Bridget Paul and the late Herman Paul. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. John Roy was a carpenter for the Eskasoni Band Council. He was a huge Montreal Canadians fan and played hockey in his youth. John Roy enjoyed his mancave time with friends and family. He was known to play bingo and double up machines. He is survived by his girlfriend, Audrey Young; daughters, Georgette (Donald) Googoo, Sierra, Cheyenne, Mariya, and Seneca Paul; sons, Richard and John Paul; grandchildren, Donald, Rylan, Sophie; sisters, Rosie Basque (Nick), Mag Gould, Doreen Gideon, Janet (Dwayne) Stevens, Shirley Prosper; brothers, Paul (Charlene) Nicholas, Hud (Maryann) Paul. John Roy will also be missed by aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and five Godchildren. Besides his father he was predeceased by brothers, Gilbert, Herman, Richard, and one, sister, Elizabeth. Visitation will be held on February 6, 2020 after 7 p.m. at 4797 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 at Holy Family Church, Eskasoni with Fr. Asor officiating. Burial and Salite to follow service. Online condolences can be made by visiting <> ELLEN “HELEN” (HATFIELD) PEACH - 87 YRS PEACH, Ellen ‘Helen’ Donkin It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Helen Peach, age 87 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Hilda (Brooks) Hatfield. Helen was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien. The most important thing to our mother was her family and visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to knit, read and especially, bake; which she gladly shared with everybody. Helen devoted most of her life looking after the love of her life, her husband, Melvin Peach of 67 years. Helen is survived by her daughter, Heather MacDonald (Mike); son, Kenny Peach (Wendy); grandchildren, Shaun (Meagan) MacDonald, Port Morien, John (Shauna) MacDonald, Edmonton, Troy MacDonald (Sara), Halifax, Noelle Peach, Vancouver; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Mia and Aidan, and her fur baby, Maggie. She will also be sadly missed by her best friend, Lillian Legrow, whom she loved dearly; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Melvin; son, Lloyd; brother, Leslie (Jenny) Hatfield, and a sister, Margaret (Gordon) Peach. Cremation has taken place. Graveside prayers will be held at a later date in St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Port Caledonia. We the family would like to thank the 911 Operator, Paramedics and staff at the E.R. Dept. (CBRH) Sydney, for all the support and kindness. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to your local SPCA. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: <> Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel, & Reception Center, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. CATHERINE (MACPHERSON) ROBINSON - 71 YRS ROBINSON, Catherine (MacPherson) North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness that we the family announce the passing of Catherine ‘Cathy’ Robinson, age 71, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Inverness on May 10, 1948, Cathy was the daughter of the late John and Rebecca ‘Sofie’ (Richardson) MacPherson. Cathy lived in Toronto for many years where she worked for Sears, gave birth to her son, and met her husband. She was known fondly as the “Toronto Mom” to the many friends and relatives from Cape Breton arriving for work, whom Cathy and Walter hosted while living in the big city. After 35 years in Toronto they moved back to Cape Breton to be closer to their families whom they loved dearly. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Walter Robinson; son, Bryan (Susanne) MacPherson; her pride and joy, granddaughter, Rebecca MacPherson; her special niece, Cheryl (Darren) Canning; as well as grandniece, Morgan; and her little buddy, great-grandnephew, Hunter; sisters-in-law, Naomi (Lawrence) Boutilier, Cora (Ronnie) Shaw, Janie (Roger Quirk), all of North Sydney; brother-in-law, Joe (Diana) Robinson, Ohio, as well as many other nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members. Besides her parents, Cathy was predeceased by her sister, Mary MacPherson; brother, Alan MacPherson; her mother and father-in-law, Fred and Ethel Robinson; brothers in law, Freddie, Clayton, Ronnie, Leo, Alex, Jackie; as well as her sister-in-law, Bonnie. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass for Cathy will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Leo Cordeau officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <> “Fly high with the angels. Miss you Forever.” JAMES ROSS “JIMMY” SMITH - 82 YRS SMITH, James ‘Jimmy’ Ross Kempt Head / North Sydney It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James 'Jimmy' Smith, 82, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Born in North Sydney, August 14, 1937, Jimmy was the son of the late Robert B. 'Bob' and Helen (Bigney) Smith. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Jimmy will be greatly missed by the love of his life and soul-mate, Mary (MacLeod) Smith, his wife of 60 years; his children, Debbie (Eugene) Murphy, North Sydney, Barbara (Edward) Gyongyossy, Burlington, ON, and Robert (Stella) Smith, North Sydney; his beautiful granddaughters, Megan (Zach Sutherland) and Olivia, who filled his life with joy, smiles, and laughter; his brothers, David, Delaware and Bruce (Carol), Edmonton; sister-in-law, Emily Smith; many nieces and nephews; and a wide circle of great friends. Besides his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his infant son, Kenneth; siblings, Roberta Sicotte, Peggy Wilkie, Norman Smith and Kenneth (in infancy); brothers-in-law, Lloyd Wilkie, Marcel Sicotte; sister-in-law, Donna Smith; father and mother-in-law, Dan and Janet MacLeod, and daughter-in-law, Kelly (Penny) Smith. Dad was very active his whole life. He began his career in the Navy and then he worked as an agent for Imperial Oil for many years. Always community-minded, he served as president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, parade master and organizer of the Smelt Brook Park revitalization for which his hard work was recognized, a long-time member and president of the Seaview Curling Club, a worthy grand patron of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19, North Sydney, where in later years he also served as bartender (a job he loved). Dad loved to debate politics and he had a passion for history. He was happiest outdoors enjoying nature and he made many trips to Newfoundland fishing and hunting. At 65, Dad and Mom retired to their dream property in Kempt Head. This by no means slowed him down. He created a legendary garden which he nurtured proudly. He generously shared the fruits of his labours with family and friends as well as the pickles and jellies he bottled. Summers were filled with cookouts, parties, and fun "out the country". Everyone was welcome, Dad loved company and entertaining. For many years Dad and Mom enjoyed wintering in Florida where they made more good friends through their very active social life. Mom and Dad shared a deep, special bond; they were always together. Dad's family meant everything to him, and we are so proud to call him our Dad. Remember his jokes, wit, and charm. Rest in peace Dad… you will always be in our hearts. Visitation for Jim will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in the W.J Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <> ANNIE MONA (HENWOOD) VIENNEAU - 86 YRS VIENNEAU, Annie Mona (nee Henwood) Annie Mona Vienneau (nee Henwood) of Dominion and Eastern Passage, passed onJanuary 30 2020, at the age of 86 surrounded by her family, love, song and prayers. Annie was born on November 18, 1933, in Toronto, ON, as the Santa Clause Parade was going by. At the age of 3, Annie moved to Springhill, NS, with her family. In her younger years, she enjoyed skating, dancing, musicals at the Capital Theatre in Springhill and her many friends. She started her education at the age of 4; graduating from Springhill High School at the age of sixteen. She entered the Nursing Program at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow and began her nursing career at the Springhill Mine Clinic providing care to injured miners. Annie married William Vienneau in 1953 and after the 1956 Explosion at the Springhill Mine; they moved their family to Glace Bay, Cape Breton, where her husband was employed by Devco. Annie went to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Glace Bay where she worked for many years. She retired from nursing from Seaview Manor after a lengthy career. They settled on Pleasant Street in Dominion where they raised their 5 children. Annie and Willie were foster parents to many babies over the years, often parenting two at a time. At one point, they had three babies for a short period, but they always had enough love to share. Annie loved Dominion and was community minded being the Pleasant Street resident nurse always on call. She was the consummate Momma Bear being a strong advocate for her children in all things, including protesting to keep the sand on Dominion Beach, running for Town Council and a member of the Home and School Association. She was a member of the St. Eugene’s CWL, the Rebecka Lodge, CB Artist’s Association, Senior’s Club, Dart and Bowling Leagues and WWG Baptist Church. Annie thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in costume for the annual Halloween display on Pleasant Street. She enjoyed different card clubs, the casino and a good party. As much a good “Ma” to her brood, she was an even better nannie, great nannie and great-great nannie. She made so many trips to Halifax to visit her “babies,” her family affectionately called her the Road Runner. After the death of her husband, Annie moved to Eastern Passage where she resided with her daughter, Marlene and son-in-law John for seventeen years. She was a member of the Eastern Passage Baptist Church and she made many loving friends. She travelled extensively during that time with her friends and her family. She enjoyed sailing, hosting many a holiday themed party and tea parties with her friends. Annie enjoyed dinners at the Shearwater Yacht club, Neptune Theatre, dining out and the Casino; she was always up for a trip over the water to the casino. Annie was predeceased by her husband, William; parents, Marjorie and Lloyd Henwood; brother, Reggie; and twin sister, Alice, in infancy. She is survived by her 5 children, Paul (Marian), Claire (Bernie), Marlene (John), Valerie (Robert) and Jennette (Yves); her 9 grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many great friends in Eastern Passage and Dominion. Annie has been cremated. As per her wishes, there will be no service. However, Annie requested a Celebration of Life with love and laughter to be held on Saturday, 8 February, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Shearwater Yacht Club in Shearwater, NS. Annie’s remains will be interred with her husband in Forrest Haven Memorial Gardens in Sydney, NS, at a later date. A Celebration of Life for her family and friends in Cape Breton will be held at the home of her son Paul and daughter-in-law, Marian, immediately following. Family flowers only; donations in Annie’s memory may be made to the CNIB or a charity of your choice. JAMES MALCOLM “JAMEY” WALSH - 57 YRS WALSH, James Malcolm ‘Jamey’ James Malcolm ‘Jamey’ Walsh-Age 57 of Porters Lake passed away on January 27, 2020 after a short but a hard-fought battle with cancer, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. His family was by his side. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the beloved son of Mildred MacLeod, Windsor NS and Gerald Walsh, Beaver Bank NS. Besides his parents he is survived by his loving partner, Kitty Myrer; children, Christopher and Alexandra (Ali) Porter's Lake; his sisters, Sharon (Bruce) McElhinney and Kate Walsh (Jeff Skinner), Marie Smith (Gerald’s wife); niece, Sarah McElhinney (Joe Norris); nephews, Brenden and Zachary McElhinney; step daughters, Cynthia Myrer (Isaac Foley) and Jennifer Myrer (Mina Mikhail); as well as his grand puppy, Murphy. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Francine Walsh. Jamey worked as a Portfolio Manager at TD Wealth Private Client Group for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dartmouth. Jamey was known for his kindness and gentle ways and most of all his love for his family. He enjoyed many activities such as swimming, kayaking, cycling, golfing, camping, skiing, gardening, and was so proud of his home and speedboat on Porters Lake. Jamey loved to travel. He and Kitty had wonderful adventures in California, Iceland, Arizona, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, England, Tanzania, Europe and a family vacation in Dominican Republic. The family would like to thank Oncologist Dr. Jen Melvin and her assistant Carmen, also the nursing staff at the VG unit 5A for the kindness and care they provided to Jamey during his final days. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 216 School St, Dartmouth, NS, on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jamey’s memory to The Melanoma Network of Canada, or Parkinson’s Society. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: <>

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