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 21, 2019 FRIDAY There were 6 obituaries published today DONALD STUART DUNBAR - 98 YRS JEAN GRANT - 75 YRS MARY SARAH MCKEIGAN - 86 YRS DAVID GERARD MCKINNON - DOROTHY MAE (CLARKE) MUGRIDGE - 90 YRS BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS DONALD STUART DUNBAR - 98 YRS DUNBAR, Donald Stuart Hillside Boularderie Donald Stuart Dunbar, born May 7, 1921, died peacefully on February 10, 2020 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit Cape Regional Hospital. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, his parents Marjorie Stuart and Victor Young Dunbar. Donald was accepted by Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 1944, receiving a Bachelor of Arts “cum laude” on his return from WW11 overseas service with the United States Office of Strategic Services. He received his Ph.D from Ohio State University in 1959, and taught for over 10 years at Simmons College, Boston Massachusetts. Moving to Canada in 1969, he taught at Mount Allison University for two years, accepting a position at University College of Cape Breton (UCCB) in 1971 so that he could spend more than his summers on his beloved Cape Breton Island. He later moved to Southside Boularderie in 1975. Retiring from UCCB in 1985 as an Emeritus Professor Psychology, he free-lanced as an ECBC consultant and a new program developer at UCCB. One of many initiatives over the next ten years included securing approximately one million dollars in federal funding for launching UCCB’s co-op education programs. Donald also collaborated on many projects with ECBC and the university ranging from preparing students for the “information age” to a mentoring program for 1st time students, and web designing for Cape Breton Arts and Crafts sector. In his retirement Donald enjoyed travelling, especially to New Zealand and Scotland – the birthplace of his maternal grandparents. In his more recent years Donald has lived quietly at Hillside Boularderie overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. Among his pleasures were: the CBC, especially the bird hour; enormous amounts of reading; and a passion for opera. He was an animal lover; therefore, spent many days walking through the trails he made behind his home exploring alongside his beloved pets. Donald spent his last years at Parkland Sydney where he enjoyed new friendships and weekly visits from his longtime friend Danny Yakimchuck. Don’s longtime neighbours, Reid and Lorelei Campbell, along with their daughters, Kendra and Cora-Lee, were always found close by if ever he was in need. Over the many years their simple friendship blossomed into family. Donald was thankful for the support of his close neighbours in Hillside Boularderie. Another blessing in Donald’s life was a lifelong friendship with Jim St. Clair, whose fondness for Cape Breton was inspirational. A life so modestly and happily lived. In honoring Donald’s wishes he donated his body to Dalhousie University for medical research. As an active member of St John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or, there will be a Memorial Service held at the church on a later date to celebrate his life. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or St. John’s United Church Big Bras d’Or. JEAN GRANT - 75 YRS 1945-2020 GRANT, Jean Glace Bay Jean Grant, age 75 passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at her residence in Glace Bay. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, Glace Bay. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> MARY SARAH (MACDONNELL) MCKEIGAN - 86 YRS McKEIGAN, Mary Sarah Glace Bay Mary McKeigan, age 86 formerly of Marconi Towers Rd. passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Anne (MacNeil) MacDonnell. Mary is survived by her daughter, Bernadette (McKeigan) Withers; grandson, Jeffrey Head and great-grandchild, Lailee Head. No Mass or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. The family would like to thank the staff at ICU in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney and 3rd Floor staff at the Glace Bay Hospital for their compassion and care. On line condolences can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca <http://www.vjmcgillivray.ca/> Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. DAVID GERARD MCKINNON - McKINNON, David Gerard We are saddened to announce the passing of David Mc Kinnon after his battle with Cancer on Sunday February 16. He is predeceased by his wife, Colleen (Budge); parents, Francis and Mary (Burke); brother, Paul, Donnie, Bernie, Murdock; and sisters, Anna and Helen. He is survived by his children, Paula (Ray), Darren (Devon), Kim, Keith (Pam), and Corey (Donna); grandchildren, David, Wayne, Evan, and Reese; brothers, Adrian and Cyril; and sister, Della; and many nieces and nephews. David had a hugh passion for German Shepards and bred them under the name of ‘River Ryan’. He produced many top winning dogs. David passed at home comfortably surround by his family and loved ones, this is only possible because of the amazing work of the Palliative Care and the VON. The family would also like to thank Dr. Kodadad and the staff of the Cancer Centre. David has donated his body to Science and Research. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date when he is returned to his family. DOROTHY MAE (CLARKE) MUGRIDGE - 90 YRS MUGRIDGE, Dorothy Mae (Clarke) Sydney It is with great sadness, we the family, announce the passing of our mother, Dorothy Mugridge, age 90, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 14, 1929 in Whitney Pier, Dorothy was the daughter of the late William and Mae Clarke. Dorothy was the loving wife of the late Ernest L. Mugridge and a wonderful mother, to 6 daughters, Judy (Norris) Moss, Theresa (Harry) Lent, Sheila (Bill) Taylor, Noreen (Nelson) MacDonald, Janet (Maynard) Chant and Susan (David) MacLeod; 2 sons, Ernie (Beverly) Mugridge and Donnie (Carol) Mugridge. She was a grandmother to twenty five grandchildren, Charlene, Terrance, Rose Marie, Nancy, Michael, Tracy, Shawn, Leanne, Freddy, Donna, Daniel, Brent, Crystal, Michelle, Bradley, Adam, Kristopher, Kelsey, Jeff, Meagan, Leah, Caleb, Melodee, Ryan and Holly as well as forty four great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Dorothy is also survived by her sister, Rita (Ronnie) Morrison; brother, Fred (Pearl) Clarke; sisters-in-law, Dodie Clarke, Dorothy Chipman and Marg Mugridge as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was pre-deceased by her siblings, Harold, William, Walter, Douglas, Wilson, Cecil, Hilda, Gladys and her daughter-in-law, Gayle (Gwynn) Mugridge and great granddaughter, Elizabeth Dauphinee. Dorothy was a member of Harvest Community Church (Whitney Pier). In later years she was a member of the Seniors Bowling League. She enjoyed her card night with the ladies. Dorothy was an avid walker. Although she was quiet, she was always there for anyone to offer them a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on. She was always there for her family whom she held close to her heart. Dorothy will be remembered with great love in the hearts of all who knew her. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Mugridge will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Saturday, February 22, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel. Light Refreshments will take place in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place at Forrest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy can be made to the Alzheimer Society or An Cala Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care & direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com <http://www.pierfuneralhome.com/> “Those we love don’t go away… They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near… still loved, still missed and very dear.” BRIAN WHALEN - 73 YRS WHALEN, Brian Feb. 10, 1947-Feb. 15, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Whalen, age 73, beloved husband, father and brother on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary. Brian was born in Halifax and moved to New Waterford in 1974 after marring his wife of 47 years, Eleanor Connors. They have one son Brian, Halifax whom he loved dearly and enjoyed fishing, golfing and hunting with. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Betty (Henderson). Surviving are his brother, Jim (Jacqueline), White's Lake; sister, Susan, Halifax; bother-in-law, Jim Connors, Sydney; aunts, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and his best friend, Fred Connors. Where ever Brian travelled he always enjoyed starting a conversation with everyone. He served in the army in the Blackwatch in Gagetown from 1964-1972. Brian worked as commissionaire at the New Waterford Hospital where he retired from in 2009. Brian will be remembered for his many acts of kindness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. As per Brian's wishes there will be no viewing. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.