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    1. [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths FEBRUARY 25, 2019 TUESDAY - NAME CORRECTION
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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 25, 2019 TUESDAY There were 9 obituaries published today VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - VERNA MARIE (SAMPSON) COLLIER - 72 YRS COLLIER, Verna Marie It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Verna Marie (Sampson) Collier on Feb 23, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, An Cala Unit. Born in Louisdale on July 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Delta and Wilfred Sampson and moved to Sydney River with her family at the age of five. She was a long-time member of our Lady of Fatima Parish and over the years participated in such ministries as youth choir, CWL, Lay-reader, Liturgical committee and the Ways and Means committee. She retired from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Economic Development in 2001. Verna is survived by her devoted husband, George W. Collier, and her three loving children, Tracie and her husband Paul MacDonald of Howie Center, Nicole and her husband Trevor LeBlanc of Coxheath, and George and his wife Erin Fitzgerald of Ottawa. She was an amazing grandmother and will be sorely missed by her six grandchildren, Trevor, Becca, and Matthew LeBlanc; Sasha and J.C. MacDonald, and Nora Violet Collier. Grandma adored and was so proud of her grandchildren and one of her greatest joys was cheering them on at their numerous activities. As well, she is survived by her two loving brothers, Francis, his wife Joyce and their daughter Lynette, Carl, his fiancé Sadie and his daughter Cora. She cherished her sister-in-law, Joanne Poirier (son Christopher and family) and the Bateman family (Wilson, Sharon, Richard, Darren and families). She treasured her long-time friendship with Cynthia and Bryce Reid. Verna was predeceased by her devoted parents; her mother-in-Law, Florence (Evans) Collier Osmond and father-in-Law, George Collier, as well as George Osmond; her sister-in-law and her husband, Elsie and Melvin Bateman, and her brother-in-law, John (Jack) Poirier. Mom most enjoyed giving to her family, particularly filling our freezers with Christmas treats; and times surrounded by family for holiday turkey dinners. We will truly miss these times. As per her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, under the care and direction of TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting <> RODERICK “RODDIE” CURRIE - 60 YRS CURRIE, Roderick ‘Roddie’ Glace Bay, NS It is with heavy hearts and a profound sadness that we announce that Roderick ‘Roddie’ Currie passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, February 17. Born January 24, 1960 in Glace Bay to Bernie and Catherine (Morrison) Currie. Roddie was an avid sports fan, especially hockey (go Habs) and baseball. He worked at stream for many years but also worked for Sykes, the Hearthstone Inn, Home Depot and others. He enjoyed a good game of scrabble. Roddie is survived and will be missed by his wife and best friend, Denise; stepsons, Michael and Jeremy; brothers, Donnie (Dena) and Paddy (Sandra); sisters, Charlotte (Tommy), Tina, Margie, June, Marie and Lorraine (Kevin), as well as many nieces and nephews, his four legged kids, Molly and Canda and Santana, Carrigan and Ross whom he loved like his grandkids. Besides his parents, Roddie was also predeceased by his stepfather, Jim McNeil; brothers, Jimmy, Ronnie and infant brother, Leo; sisters, Mary and Patsy. A family service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses in Cape Breton Regional’s ICU for the excellent care shown to Roddie and a special thank you to his nephew Little Kevin for being such a great help to your Uncle Roddie while he was sick. EDA GERTRUDE “TRUDY” (SMITH) CULL - 91 YRS CULL, Eda Gertrude ‘Trudy’ (Smith) New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Trudy Cull on February 20, 2020 at Northside Community Guest Home. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Born in Springhill, NS, July 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lois (Colbourne) Smith. Trudy was a teacher for over 30 years in Liverpool, Springhill, South Bar and New Waterford. She became a 'Reading Specialist' for the New Waterford school system and raised her family in New Waterford; one girl and one boy. In later years, she moved to her 'bungalow' in New Campbellton and eventually retired there. She was an integral part of Calvin United Church and Calvin U.C.W. of which she was a lifetime member. Besides her parents, Trudy was predeceased by stepmother, Annie; husband, James; son, Michael; brothers, Percy, Gordon, Floyd, and siblings, Gerald and Catherine in infancy. Trudy leaves to mourn her daughter, Patty (Rob) Woodfine; grandchildren, James (Naomi) Woodfine and Jennifer (Stephen) Fraser; great-grandson, Jason; sister, Linda (Doug) Hill. Many thanks to the Northside Community Guest Home and their staff. We appreciate their kindness and care for Trudy. It means a great deal to us to know she was well cared for. She was a good mother, friend, grandmother, and sister. Rest in peace. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Rev. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Calvin United Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: <> JOHN EDWARD FIDGEN - FIDGEN, John Edward It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Edward Fidgen on January 31, 2020 in Edmonton, AB. John is survived by his wife Dora of 28 years. He is also survived by his sons, Daniel (Rebecca) and Jake (Melissa); his sister, Marlene (Tom); mother-in-law, Catherine Newton, and grandchildren, nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. John was a member of Local 92 Labour Union for the past 14 years. John had a laugh no one could forget. He loved Dora with all his heart. John would say she was his universe. John was a Jack of All Trades, he loved music, working on cars, animals, family and friends. John was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Gertie Fidgen, of Sydney, and father-in-law, Francis Newton. Cremation has taken place and a burial at a later date in Sydney. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at <> MARY (CAMERON) KING - 90 YRS KING, Mary We, the family of Mary Agnes King, regret to announce her passing on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born January 30, 1930, in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lily (Hogben) Cameron. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Coleman (Robert); sisters, Barbara Robinson, Tacoma, WA and Faith MacInnis, Glace Bay; brothers, Russell and James Cameron, Sydney. She is also survived by her dog, Butterfly. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William King and brothers, Donald, Teddy, Bernie and Art Cameron. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at <> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> GEORGE FREDERICK LEONARD JR - 89 YRS LEONARD, George Frederick, Jr. It is with sadness we announce that our father, George Frederick Leonard, Jr. peacefully entered into rest on February 23, 2020, at age 89. Born February 2, 1931 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late George and Anne (Kelly) Leonard. Dad met the love of his life, Pauline, in high school and they married shortly thereafter. They enjoyed 49 years together until Pauline’s passing. Dad worked for many years in the fish business in North Sydney and Lunenburg, becoming Plant Manager in North Sydney upon his father’s retirement. In 1970, our father made a career change, becoming a campground owner and ski resort investor in Ingonish, Cape Breton. After many years as summer residents, our family embraced living year-round north of Smokey. The development of Cape Smokey Ski Hill was very dear to our father’s heart. Dad enjoyed teaching skiing and had fond memories of all the ‘ski people’ our family met and socialized with during those years. In 1983, our parents retired to North Sydney. In later years our father moved closer to family in Dartmouth, where he enjoyed bridge and his daily walks in Shubie Park. He was a long-time member of the North Sydney Kinsman club, president in 1963, and in later years he was active in the Rotary Club in North Sydney. An avid curler and golfer, Dad enjoyed many rounds at the Seaview Golf Club (where he was a Charter member) and the Highland Links. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Jones) and an infant brother. He is survived by his son, Rick (Hiromi); daughter, Suzanne (Tom); granddaughters, Sarah and Kaede; grandsons, Jamie and Maru, and great-granddaughters, Isla and Clara; as well as nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with our father’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A family interment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] <http://[email protected]/> MARY ELIZABETH (MACNEIL) MACDONALD - 95 YRS MACDONALD, Mary Elizabeth Sydney, NS It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Mary Elizabeth MacDonald passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Mary was born to Michael and Jennie (MacArthur) MacNeil on May 20, 1924. She grew up on Davenport Road in Ashby and spent her married life in their family home on Champlain Ave in Sydney. A devout catholic and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish, she was also a long-time member of the CWL. One of her favorite places was spending time with Johnnie at their cottage in Grand Mira South. Mary attributed her longevity to eating healthy and exercise. She is survived and will be missed by her daughter, Brenda (Duncan) Lewis; grandson, Mark (Ashlee) of Truro; sister, Agnes Johnston, and brother-in-law, Douglas (Sonya) MacDonald, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie; brothers, Arthur and Bernard, and sisters, Margaret MacNeil and Helen Bates. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel with a Funeral Mass taking place on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting <> If desired, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Her family would like to thank all of the staff of Harbourstone for the care provided to Mom. JEAN ALEXIS (WILTON) MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Jean Alexis It is with an emptiness in our hearts that we announce Jean Alexis McNeil, age 66, passed away peacefully after a courageous yearlong battle with her family by her side. Daughter to Herbert Neil Wilton and Elizabeth Jean Wilton (deceased). Mom was a beautiful soul who loved to open the imaginations of her grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally, to a world filled with hopes, aspirations and dreams. She did so by sharing tea parties, quests, and fairy stories. Mom was an amazing, fun, and loving woman who found joy in being active, adventurous and enjoying her favourite show Supernatural (Non Timebo Mala), she was a dancing queen. She had a passion for reading, baking, crafts, and her favourite Sunday drives with her soulmate. She created stories that will live on to be remembered. Mom worked for the public service for 26 unwavering years, in which she advocated on behalf of veterans for their rights and compensation deserved. She was a staunch union representative helping her fellow employees, guiding them and fighting for their rights. Survived by her ever faithful, loving husband and best friend of 43 AMAZING years, Brian Leonard McNeil; daughters, Lisa McNeil (Dominic Landry), Anne (Dennis) Thornton, Brianne (James) Malanka and son, Kyle Littler and Troy Wilton; grandchildren, Cole, Lance, Landon, Levi, Alexis and Logan; sisters, Etta (Ray) Holland, Violet Young, Robeena Haig, Rita (Lawrence) DeBreau and Karen (Nick) Epifano. She will be sadly missed by her fur babies, Thor, Pearl, Flower and Toby. Predeceased by her loving father and mother-in-law, Michael Francis McNeil and Annie Rita McNeil; brothers, Herbert Wilton and Joseph Boutlier and sister, Mary Boutlier; nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Every end is a new beginning, just remember to breath. I will wait for the day that we can be together again. I love you my special angel, Brian. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through <> GLORIA MAE (WHITE) ROGERS - ROGERS, Gloria Mae I, Gloria Mae (White) Rogers, wish to inform you of my passing on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. I was previously a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Sadly, I leave behind my son, Aaron (Jolene) Tuck; granddaughter, Emily Mae Tuck, Bass River, NS; sisters, Beverly (Edgar/Babe) Andrews, Louisbourg, N.S. and Evelyn (Dave) Mazurek; nephew, Tom Mazurek and niece, Margo (Connor) Gray, Kitchener, ON; my special son, Jerry (Shelly) Lynk; special granddaughter, Krystle (Jeff) Lynk MacDonald; and great-granddaughters, Alexis and Ariana, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Also, I leave behind special cousins, Wanda, Debbie, Nancy, Margie, Fraser and Dougie, as well as other cousins, my special friend, Betty Deleskie and several special nieces and nephews. I was predeceased by my husband, Angus J. Rogers; parents, Tom and Mary (MacLean) White; stepfather, Robert Livingston; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Madower) MacLean; and paternal grandparents, Uzeb and Margaret (Usher) White. To earn my living, I worked as an LPN in various hospitals in Nova Scotia and Ontario, also, in various government offices in Nova Scotia. The best job I had was being a mother to Aaron, my pride and joy, and a nanny to Emily Mae. Things that brought me joy were playing darts, socializing with friends and a good game of tarabish. I was also friends with Dr. Bob and Bill W. for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton Street on Friday, February 28 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Fr. Evo DiPierro officiating. Lunch to follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to CBRH Palliative Care, the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at <> or e-mail [email protected] <http://[email protected]/>

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