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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 14, 2019 FRIDAY
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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 14, 2019 FRIDAY There were 5 obituaries published today MARY (KENNY) IANNIETTI - 79 YRS JUDITH JESSIE “JUDY” (SMITH) JAMES - 74 YRS ANN MARIE (MACNEIL) MACKINNON - 69 YRS AUBREY STEWART PETTIS - 77 YRS LUCY LAURA (DELANEY) PICHE - 93 YRS MARY (KENNY) IANNIETTI - 79 YRS IANNETTI, Mary (Kenny) It is with great sadness that we announce the death our sister and aunt in Rome, Italy. Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1940, Mary was the daughter of the late Larry Kenny and Kay MacDonald. She immigrated to Italy with her husband Elio in the early 1970’s where she raised her family. Mary was kind, thoughtful and generous, always the first to mark milestones in the lives of her family. She had a quick wit and was beloved by all. Mary is survived by her husband, Elio; children, Leo (Rita), Rome; Lisa (Giacomo), Rome; grandchildren, Leonardo, Gaia, Alexandria and Rebecca; sisters, Maureen Doyle (Halifax), Dorothy Sumarah (Halifax); brother, Howard Kenny (Sydney); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Lorraine; and brothers, Donald and Lawrence. JUDITH JESSIE “JUDY” (SMITH) JAMES - 74 YRS JAMES, Judith ‘Judy’ Jessie Sydney With broken hearts, we the family, regret to announce the passing of Judith ‘Judy’ Jessie James on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at home in Sydney. Born on March 11, 1945 in St. Peter’s, Judy was the daughter the late Hattie Smith. Judy loved going to church and helping others. She loved her pet cat and her suspense books and TV shows. She enjoyed spending time with her friend, Jane and going out for lunch. In earlier years she loved farming, crocheting and cross word puzzles. Judy is survived by her daughters, Karen James, Halifax and Norma (Doug) Wood, Hopewell; grandchildren, Matthew James, Saint John, NB, Kevin MacDonald, Glace Bay, Brittany Wood, Hopewell, Jessica MacDonald, Truro, Elly Wood, Hopewell, and several great-grandchildren. Besides her mother, Judy was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Peter James. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Judy James will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Saturday, February 15, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 noon - 1 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Major Charlene Vincent officiating. Private family interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the VON and Sydney Home Care for taking care of Judy in her time of need. They treated her like family, and she loved when they came to visit. Donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at <> 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. Funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, February 15 in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, 695 Main St., Glace Bay. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to <> AUBREY STEWART PETTIS - 77 YRS PETTIS, Aubrey Stewart North Sydney It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Aubrey Stewart Pettis, age 77, on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the Halifax Infirmary, with his loving partner Judy by his side. Born in North Sydney on March 24, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Hardy) Pettis. Aubrey worked on the Great Lake Boats in his younger years. He also worked at the slip in North Sydney, and the Yacht Club. The summertime would find Aubrey camping, sitting around a fire, having a few beers, and telling a few stories. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was always good for a laugh. He always enjoyed a cup of Tim’s coffee with his friends, of whom he had many. Aubrey is survived by his loving soulmate of 22 years, Judy Donato; his children, Tina, Aubrey and Troy, grandchildren Katilin, Haley, Vanessa, Justin and MacKenzie, all from Ontario; his brother, Kelvin (Jean), Moncton; his sister, Ead (Ted), Sydney Mines; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Aubrey was predeceased by a sister, Mary in infancy. At his request, cremation has taken place. There will be no wake or funeral. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at <> Of all the special gifts in life however big or small to have you as my partner was the greatest gift of all. May God speed you home Aubrey! LUCY LAURA (DELANEY) PICHE - 93 YRS ICHE, Lucy Laura On February 10, 2020, at the age of 93-1/2, my Mother, Lucy Laura Piche - the strongest women I had the privilege of loving left this life to join my Dad - James Bellingham Piche in their new Heavenly home. After suffering a leg fracture in August of 2019, she remained in Victoria County Memorial Hospital until, while wrapped in my arms, she drew her last breath. Born in St. Joseph Du Moine, NS on July 11, 1926 to Marie (Aucoin) and Dennis Delaney, Mom was the last of eight children to go Home. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Piche and all her brothers and sisters - Samuel Delaney, Willie Joe Delaney, Miles Delaney, Annie Rose Klein, Margaret MacPherson, Rita Deveaux, and Bernice Buckles. Surviving family are daughter, Linda Piche-Hankins, son-in-law Jerry Hankins, grandchildren Britton and Cailyn Hankins; sister-in-law, Annette Delaney; brother-in-law, Freddy Buckles, and many loving nieces and nephews. After leaving Cape Breton, NS for Montreal, PQ in her late teens, Mom worked as a phone operator at Bell Telephone, later meeting and marrying my Dad in 1961. In 1971, Mom and Dad left Montreal and returned to Cape Breton to build a life in Indian Brook. Together they worked tirelessly to build Pipers Trailer Court and for 36 years it was a stopping point for thousands of people for a meal, coffee, Mom’s famous Maragh, or a stay at one of the beautiful Ocean-Side camp sites. After they retired, we were blessed to have more family time and we gathered regularly and travelled together as often as possible. Mom was known as a tough boss at Pipers, a hard worker, a sweet Grandmother and most loving Mother. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed puzzles of all kinds, red wine, knitting and being a passenger in the car going for a drive. In recent years Dementia robbed her of her memory but her demeaner was sweet and her laughter never faded. Even in her last days, I have beautiful memories of her wiping away tears of laughter as we giggled together about something that tickled her funny bone. For the two years after Dad passed away, Mom was well loved by sweet Newfoundland ladies Liz Meade and Mary Murphy. After her fall, she was dearly loved and tended to by Jennifer Dominey (and company) and the staff at the hospital in Baddeck. On good days and bad days, they tended to Moms needs with gentle kindness and preserved her dignity until her last trip down the hall. I am beyond grateful for each person who tended to and loved her in my absence. A celebration of her life will be held on what would have been her 94th birthday - July 11, 2020. Details to follow. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> Any Memorial Donations may be made to The Hospice Society of Victoria County.

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