Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.cbgen.org <http://www.cbgen.org/> <http://www.cbgen.org/ <http://www.cbgen.org/>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 10, 2019 MONDAY There were 2 obituaries published today MARY ELAINE (MACISAAC) LANGER - 65 YRS HELEN THERESA (WHELAN) BOONE - 89 YRS MARY ELAINE (MACISAAC) LANGER - 65 YRS LANGER (MacIsaac), Mary ‘Elaine’ Middleton/Sydney It is with heavy hearts that we share with our family and friends, the passing of Mary Elaine (MacIsaac) Langer on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the age of 65. Elaine passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a lengthy 34-year battle with ALS. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Michael ‘Johnny Mick’ MacIsaac and Mary Eileen (MacPhee) MacIsaac. Prior to her diagnosis with ALS at the young age of 31, Elaine worked as a CNA at the Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro. She was a proud military wife and lived with her husband and children in various parts of Canada. In keeping with her Cape Breton roots, she enjoyed a good kitchen party accompanied by guitar and fiddle tunes. Elaine also enjoyed a hot cup of tea while figuring out the latest lexicon or sudoku puzzles. In her younger years, she was a member of the Doris MacDonald School of Dance, where she met her best friend of 53 years, Claudia (Mumford) Gillis. Left to mourn her loss, is her devoted husband of 41 years, Cecil Langer, Middleton; daughter, Michelle (Steve Rogers), Chester; sisters, Jeannette (MacIsaac) MacDougall, South Bar and Ann Frances MacIsaac, Coxheath. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Glace Bay and Big Pond. Elaine was predeceased by her son, Michael Langer, Kentville; her brother, Gregory MacIsaac, Sydney; brother-in-law, John Alan MacDougall, South Bar; mother-in-law, Florence (Gouthro) Langer, Gardiner Mines; and father-in-law, Thomas Langer, Gardiner Mines; along with several aunts and uncles. Elaine will always be remembered for her quick wit, strong will, patience and love for her family. Elaine and family wish to pass on continued thanks to the ALS Society and her numerous care givers over the years, especially Classie Tufts, Comox, BC formerly of Port Aux Basques, NFLD. There will be no visitation per request. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will follow at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Charitable donations in Elaine’s memory can be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., Middleton, NS, B0S 1P0, toll free 1-855-825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com <http://www.middletonfuneralhome.com/> HELEN THERESA (WHELAN) BOONE - 89 YRS We were blessed with 89 years of her love and guidance. Helen Theresa Boone of Northside East Bay, NS passed away peacefully February 6, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was born November 3, 1930 in Colliers, Newfoundland to the late John and Mary Bridget Whelan. Her green thumb was the envy of many of us, as she tended her gardens faithfully. Something was always in bloom at the Boone household. How she did it, we will never know but the house was always filled with the smell of the best homemade bread… EVER. Ask anyone. A master at time management, when asked how she managed with twelve children, she replied “One takes up all your time. Twelve can’t do more than that”. Mom didn’t let raising 12 children get in the way of having a good time. Many memorable moments with friends were filled with music and dancing, or a good game of cards, while her quick wit filled the room with laughter. A stronger woman we have never known. It was a strength borne of her faith in family and the inherent goodness of all. Most importantly, this strength was supported by her faith in God and the peace that His presence lent to her life. She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Parish in East Bay. Left with their memories of Helen are her loving husband of 66 years, Terence W. Boone and her children, Keith (Darlene – deceased), Terence, Susan, Kevin, Brian, Daniel, Robert (Joanne), Karen (Darren), Gerilyn (Blair), Celia and Mary Ellen. Also missing her laughter and spirit are her 14 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren, as well as her many nieces and nephews. Greeting her upon arrival are her parents, Mary and John Whelan and son, Gordon; her grandchildren, Michelle and Nathan; siblings, Matthew, Sister Gladys, Lawrence, Aloysius, James, Michael, Francis, Genevieve, Gerard, and several nieces and nephews – all gone too soon. Visitation will be at the TW Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, Monday, February 10 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral at St. Mary’s Church in East Bay on Tuesday, February 11 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the East Bay Fire Hall after the service at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CBRH Palliative Care Centre and the Red Cross.