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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 13, 2019 THURSDAY
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    3. Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE - <> < <>> NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 13, 2019 THURSDAY There were 7 obituaries published today LINDA (GILLIS) ABERNOT - 75 YRS GEORGE TERRANCE “TERRY” ALLEN - 66 YRS AMELIA CAMPBELL - 80 YRS ELIZABETH “BETTY” (PORTER) JESSOME - 51 YRS ANN MARIE (MACNEIL) MACKINNON - 69 YRS GREGORY THOMAS MARINELLI - JEAN PHYLLIS (DIGGINS) RYAN - 93 YRS LINDA (GILLIS) ABERNOT - 75 YRS ABERNOT, Linda (nee Gillis) It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of the heart of our family, Linda (Gillis) Abernot, peacefully at ARCH in Sault Ste Marie, with family by her side on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 75. Daughter of the late Mary and Alex J. Gillis, Sydney, NS. Beloved wife of Dennis for 52 years. Loving mother of Kevin (Amanda), David and Karen (Dave). Adored Nana of Alyssa, Cole, Brody and Austin. Sister of Alex (Connie), Donnie (Debbie), Leo (Anne), Esther (Stan), Louise (Gerry), Margaret (Donnie), Jamie, Donna (Al) and Barbara (Doug). Sister-in-law of Ernie (Linda), Clayton (Carol) and Jean Ann (Robert). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Aggie (late George) Rahal, Eddie, Jimmy and Martha; her beloved nephew, Gerald MacNeil. Before leaving Sydney, she was employed for many years at the Co-op Wholesale on the Barron Road in Sydney. She had many dear friends here in Sydney. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (114 MacDonald Ave.) at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 with Father Paul Conway officiating. The family would like to thank Dr. Spadafora and the staff at ARCH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Linda’s memory may be made to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Care Fund. Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (215 St. James St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1P7 705-759-8456). GEORGE TERRANCE “TERRY” ALLEN - 66 YRS ALLEN, George Terrance ‘Terry’ Sydney It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, George Terrance ‘Terry’ Allen on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 29, 1953 in Sydney, Terry was the son of the late George Thomas and Muriel Isabel (Stewart) Allen. Terry loved to visit family and friends, take long drives and make model cars. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, Nascar racing (#24 Jeff Gordon) and Saturday night kitchen party on the radio. Terry is survived by his sister, Cathy (James) Phillips, Howie Centre; brothers, Jimmy and his 5 children, Sydney and Ricky, Westville; special friends, Brian, Ashley and their children; as well as his extended family. Visitation for the late Terry Allen will be held (today), Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street, Whitney Pier) from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Terry will be held in the funeral home on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Majors Rocky and Janice Bishop officiating. A light lunch will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. The family would like to thank An Cala Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they gave our brother Terry in his time of need. For the care and compassion Dr. Greg Myatt and nurse, Janice gave over the years, we offer heartfelt thanks. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at <> AMELIA CAMPBELL - 80 YRS CAMPBELL, Amelia Glace Bay April 21, 1939 Feb. 10, 2020 With sadness we share the news of our mother's passing and say thank you to her friends with whom she enjoyed spending time. Amelia was predeceased by her 2 brothers, Bill and Westley. Amelia was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1939 when the world was in turmoil and Canada had just entered the war. She grew up in the Hub, took piano lessons that she didn’t enjoy, and spent time outside with friends being social, which she enjoyed thoroughly. Amelia loved to talk about this later in life, reminiscing fondly of escapades, adventures and the independence of wandering with friends. She passed this lively spirit on to her family, getting them to be independent and self-reliant with a quick and engaging wit. Amelia was married to Stephen ‘Gin’ Campbell at 18 and they lived on 10th street with daughters, Charlene, Sylvia ‘Tunny’, Cathy, Kim, and son, Stephen. The house was the scene of many interesting characters and stories, all lively, all interesting, and all part of life around Number 2. Amelia enjoyed the many people she met while working at Home Care, relaying stories about the different people she would meet during her working day. The last 6 years of Amelia's life were at Acadia House in New Waterford where she enjoyed talking to everyone she encountered on her daily walks, having lively conversations and not staying in one spot too long. She especially enjoyed these encounters as it reminded her of being outside after school in the Hub, meeting many different people and having as many conversations to match. Nanny will be missed by her grandchildren, Holly, Brett, Marcy, Sean, Liam, Hannah and Colton. Amelia was also fortunate to see Annika, her first great-grandchild, recently turn one year old. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m. all taking place at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting <> ELIZABETH “BETTY” (PORTER) JESSOME - 51 YRS ESSOME, Elizabeth (Betty) Sydney Mines It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Elizabeth (Betty) Jessome, age 51, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Northside General Hospital. Betty was the daughter of the late William Jessome and Gail Porter. When Betty wasn’t working, she would be enjoying time with her grandson, babysitting, or running the roads with her daughters. Betty is survived by her son, Terry (Chantelle); daughters, Leeann (Jason) and Katelynn Power; her four grandsons, Joshua Reashore, Zachary, Max and Jaxon Brogan; her sister, Nancy Jessome (Blakey); brother, Cory Jessome; step-mother, Sheila Palmer; the Power family; her very special cousin, Marylou Gracie; all her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her life-long partner, Edward Power; her sister, Colleen Jessome; her grandparents, Marguerite (Kernick) Porter, Colin Porter, Duncan White, Nina and Charles Jessome, and her good friend, Joanne (Julian) Porter. At her request, there will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at <> Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near So loved, so missed, so very dear. ANN MARIE (MACNEIL) MACKINNON - 69 YRS MacKINNON, Ann Marie Sydney It is with greatest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ann Marie MacKinnon (Gilmet, née MacNeil) on Sunday, February 9. Ann Marie was born on February 13, 1950, to Micky (Micheal) MacNeil and Ann Veronica (Anna) Murphy MacNeil of Washabuck, in Glace Bay. She is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Donnie MacNeil (Calgary) and Michael MacNeil (Sydney). She was also predeceased by the love of her life Clifford MacKinnon. She leaves behind daughters, Jade (Dennis) Gilmet-Gillis (Sydney) and Karla Gilmet (Glace Bay) and their father, Randy Gilmet. She also leaves behind nieces, Lee MacNeil and Shannon MacNeil as well as nephew, Derrick MacNeil. Ann Marie was close to many of her cousins, especially Betty Morrison and Betty Campbell and sister-in-law, Shirley MacNeil who she saw as a sister. She will be missed by all that knew her especially her companion, Kenny Gardner who’s friendship had made her very happy. Ann Marie had a love of friends, family and travel. She loved visiting Cuba and other Southern Islands. She cherished many memories of these trips with her friends and family. Ann Marie also loved Cape Breton culture and music and had a close connection to her mother’s birthplace Washabuck. She cherished memories of “Grandmother’s house” and the shores of Washabuck. Ann Marie, a graduate of St. Michael’s High School in Glace Bay (1969), had been a long time employee of Wilson’s Home Hardware in Sydney and was known by many. She retired a number of years ago but still considered many friends. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to <> GREGORY THOMAS MARINELLI - MARINELLI, Gregory Thomas Sydney How do you say goodbye to someone who has been your best friend, husband, Dad and Papa for so many years? Well sadly today, Monday, February 10, 2020, we, the family of Gregory Thomas Marinelli, did just that. Greg was born in Sydney Mines (just a few years ago) to his amazing parents, the late Vincent and Mary Marinelli. For most of his life Greg worked in sales, representing several National companies Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, and until his retirement last year, ASM, Bedford, NS, just to name a few, and if you were to ask any of his accounts they would tell you Greg could sell you anything you didn’t know you needed. Greg loved nothing more than spending time with family, laughing, reminiscing while chowing down on spaghetti and meatballs or turkey dinner. No matter where he was it was always the perfect occasion for a glass, maybe two, or possibly three glasses of his homemade wine and everyone knew, it wasn’t an occasion without Greg! His quick wit and sense of humour and his contagious laugh kept the party going. Whether at home on the deck, or in Ingonish, Greg was in his happy place, until these last few years, he was just as content in his second home, Dominican Republic, his bubba in hand doing absolutely nothing. Left to smile at our journey together over the last 30 years, his wife and partner in crime, Alana Joyce (Morton-Smith) Marinelli, Sydney. He also leaves his son, Mark (‘special’ daughter-in-law Wendy) Marinelli, New Waterford; daughter, Jane (Manu) Marinelli-Simm, London, Ontario; son, Jason (Tricia) Marinelli-Simm, Toronto, Ontario; step-son, Ryan Smith, Fort McMurray; sister, Marguerite (Garon) Awalt, Halifax; nephews, Steven and Sean Awalt, and families, Halifax. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren, Drake and Kristen Marinelli, New Waterford, Daemin and Yoon Marinelli-Simm, Toronto, Ontario; step-grandsons, Mason Allen Smith and Rylie Embree, Porters Lake; also, his fur baby, Abbey, and his grandson fur baby, Thor. As per Greg’s request, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life with family and friends will be held in the future. Donations may be made to your local SPCA, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. So, until we meet again, we will say Ola, and know that our lives and this world will be never be the same without you. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at <> JEAN PHYLLIS (DIGGINS) RYAN - 93 YRS RYAN, Jean P. North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Phyllis Ryan, age 93, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend on Monday, February 10, 2020. With her loving husband Bobby holding her hand and surrounded by many of her children Jean was called home to the Lord. Born in Manhasset Lake, Guysborough County, on September 21, 1926, Jean was the daughter of the late Ernest and Clementine (Chisholm) Diggins. Jean was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A devout Catholic, she was a faithful member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and an active member of the CWL for many years. At a young age, Jean worked at the local sweet shop in Mulgrave and our dad had a very “sweet tooth”, the rest they say is history. Mom met the love of her life, our dad Bob in 1946 and they married on October 25, 1948. Their beautiful love story included hand holding, laughter, compromise and never going to bed angry at one another. Family was everything to our Mom, she always put her family first. Mom’s life embodied love. She loved, and was loved, by all who met her. Mom’s home was open to everyone, hockey billets, train travelers, even the Irish band Barley Bree and the popular Platinum Blonde, not to mention the countless friends of her 13 children, yet there was always room for one more! Mom’s kitchen counters were always full of freshly baked rolls, bread, pies and donuts, which she loved to share. All were welcomed with a cup of tea, something sweet and a warm loving smile. Jean was known to all as a true lady, a warm, loving, selfless and compassionate person, who had a great sense of humor with a beautiful laugh and a keen sense of fashion. Mom was an avid sports fan and spent many hours driving her kids to every sporting event, whether it was hockey, baseball, speedskating or cheerleading. She especially enjoyed her time spent at the rink. Mom also enjoyed the many Speech Festivals her children participated in. Her summer passion was piling the kids in the car and spending the entire day at the beach. In later years Mom enjoyed travelling with Dad to many parts of the world, especially to Florida with their family and friends. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Bobby; her children, Wayne, Baddeck, Phyllis (Yorke) Tutty, Liverpool, Blaise (Martha), Plamondon, AB, Roberta (Gerald) MacBurnie, North Sydney, Monica (Blaine) Cooke, Ball’s Creek, Claire (Tom) O’Quinn, Vancouver, Carmelita Corrigal, Edmonton, Shaun (Judith), North Sydney, Michelle (Steve) Goggin, Edmonton, LaRose (Chester) Doucette, Halifax, Pat (Carol Kennedy), Sydney, Norma Jean (Lyndon) Johnston, North Sydney; her 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law, Arlene Ryan, Petra Ryan, and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her son Joseph ‘Joe’; her grandson, Bobby Joe Ryan; her granddaughter, Kimberly Corrigal; son-in-law, Ed Corrigal; her brother, Maurice Diggins; sister, Mary (Teddy) Anderson; infant sister, Jean Carolyn Diggins, and nephew, Dennis Anderson. Mom has left her family a priceless legacy which we were blessed with and grateful for, her love and compassion to others. Mom, you are forever loved and held in our hearts. Many thanks to the staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care for their warm and gentle care of Mom. Visitation for Jean will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Family flowers only and memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the North Sydney Food Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <>

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