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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY
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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 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY There were 5 obituaries published today LEONARD JAMES BONNAR - 57 YRS SHEILA VIOLA (MACLEAN) BURNS - 81 YRS DOROTHY BERNICE (RICHARDS) KENNEDY - 67 YRS HARTLEY “BUD” LOGAN - 70 YRS RAYMOND “RAY” RYAN - 61 YRS LEONARD JAMES BONNAR - 57 YRS BONNAR, Leonard James Alder Point It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our brother, father, grandfather and uncle, Leonard James Bonnar, age 57, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at home. Born in Alder Point on November 11, 1962, he was the son of the late Gerald and Goldie (LeBlanc) Bonnar. Lenny spent most of his earlier years in St. Catharines, ON, but chose to come back home to Cape Breton. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing and nature walks. He was a loving father to his daughters, Alyssa (Joe) and Brooke (Brandon), and his son, Tommy (TJ). He also leaves behind to mourn his granddaughters, Hannah, Jenna and Alaina; brothers, Charles (Terry) and Willard (Rosemary); sisters, Doreen, Florence (Elmer), Bonita (Dale), Christena (Maurice) and Catherine, and lots of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Gerald (Cat) and Eric; brother-in-law, Joe Smith, and nephews, Jacob and Jamie. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Eugene Ignacio and staff, the EHS and CBRP responders, and friend Norma. Cremation has taken place. His family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m., in the funeral home, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at <> SHEILA VIOLA (MACLEAN) BURNS - 81 YRS BURNS, Sheila Viola MacIntyre Lake, Richmond Co. It is with great sadness that we the family of Sheila, age 81, announce her passing in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Born in Sydney on December 7, 1938, to the late Harry and Florence (Mann) MacLean. She was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Danny. In Sheila’s younger years she worked at the fish plant in Louisbourg. She enjoyed knitting; dancing, going to concerts, entertaining family and friends and playing the piano and accompanying many fiddle players around Cape Breton. Sheila took great pride in always showing off her jewelry and her fancy nails. Her most enjoyment came from visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Sheila is survived by her daughter, Shelma (Mike) Ryan, Pleasant Hill; sons, Dana (Cathy), Port Hastings, Jerry (Carolyne), Truro; grandchildren, Kyle (Angela), Trevor (Keara), Crystal (Joel), Jenna (Tyler), Jayme (Fred), Ashleigh (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Nolan, Caelem, Reannah, Maggie and Rory; sister, Alice (Angus) MacLeod, Marion Bridge; brother, Sheldon (Clair), Sydney; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Sheila was predeceased by stepfather, Jim MacLean; stepfather, Kenny Morrison; precious granddaughter, Kristen; brother, Ralph. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury and from where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday with Lorna MacRury officiating. Burial will be in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury at a later date. Family flowers only please. Thank you to the staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the care given to Mom. Memorial donations may be made to The Kristen Ryan Memorial Bursary or to charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at <> “Heaven needed another angel, so God sent for her” DOROTHY BERNICE (RICHARDS) KENNEDY - 67 YRS KENNEDY, Dorothy Bernice Donkin It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Bernice, age 67, on February 6 after a brief illness. Bernice was a gentle and inspirational soul who dedicated her life to family and friends. After raising her son Robert, she performed office work in various locations in Canada and Europe, each time willingly sacrificing her career to follow her husband Hugh on military postings, where she managed all aspects of the family’s move, including overseas. She loved working in the yard and would spend all summer tending her garden and making use of her tractor (Hugh) to move plants between the front and back. She was an avid hiker, and especially enjoyed trips to the German and Swiss Alps with her husband, where her knowledge of the German language allowed them to travel with ease. She loved to cook, and especially bake, her desserts and lasagna always a highlight of any visit. She will be deeply missed by Hugh, her husband and love of over 50 years, and by her son, Robert, whom she spoke with almost every day. She was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Myrtle Richards. Bernice is survived by her son, John Robert (Esperanza) and granddaughter, Niskha, as well as her brother, Brent (Debbie) Richards and grandson Darius and granddaughter Ayla. She will be loved forever by Hugh. As per her wish, there will not be a service. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> Special thanks to John and Yvonne Kennedy and friends for their help during this difficult time. Please give someone special a hug on her behalf. HARTLEY “BUD” LOGAN - 70 YRS LOGAN, Hartley ‘Bud’ Sydney It is with great sadness that the family of Bud (Hartley) Logan announces his passing on February 3, 2020 in his home at the age of seventy. Bud was born in Saint John, NB but spent many years travelling throughout Canada and Europe with his career in the Armed Forces before settling in Sydney. In his youth, the son of Archer and Madeline enjoyed playing baseball and hockey, and in his later years he loved golf and darts. Bud was predeceased by his wife, Colleen. Bud is survived by his daughter, Joelle; grandson, Will; sisters, Shirley, Patsy and Barb; and brothers, Mike and Howard. He also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Greg McNeil, and family friend, Raylene Bennett. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to <> RAYMOND “RAY” RYAN - 61 YRS RYAN, Raymond ‘Ray’ Whitney Pier It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Ray Ryan, 61, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather to-be, on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was the son of Mary (Nowak) and the late Raymond Ryan. He is survived by his loving wife, Beth (Chittick) and sons, Raymond David (Stacey), Dartmouth, and Dylan, Whitney Pier. Ray is also survived by his mother, Mary; sisters, Donna (Ted) Gallivan, Judy, Carol (Paul) Kozera; brothers, Danny (Yvonne) and Darryl (Jackie), as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Ray was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Raymond and Patsy Chittick, formerly from Sheet Harbour. Ray loved his family fiercely, was protective of all their wants and dreams, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first grandchild. During his time off, Ray enjoyed spending time with his wife, Beth, and sidekick, Duke, especially their time on the front swing. He also liked to experiment with foods and was always trying to perfect his beets and kaputsa. Ray was great with the barbeque and was able to replicate his father’s steak and potatoes perfectly. He also enjoyed playing poker with his buddies and was a big Habs fan. Ray will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank the EMTs, the staff of both the Emergency Department and the CCU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care given to Ray during his time of need. A special thank you to Fr. Paul MacGillvary for his blessing and Fr. Paul Murphy who prepared Raymond for his final journey home. Visitation for the late Ray Ryan will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the Mass, a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral home. Private family internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ray may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or St. Mary’s Polish Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at <>

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