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 27, 2020 THURSDAY There were 6 obituaries published today STEPHEN ANTHONY AUCOIN - 65 YRS CATHERINE MARCELLA (MCNEIL) BUND - 81 YRS LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS RICHARD PATRICK JESSOME - 59 YRS JOHN FERGUS “FERGIE” MACKINNON - 74 YRS JANE CECILIA “JANIE” (MACDONALD) SNOW - 82 YRS STEPHEN ANTHONY AUCOIN - 65 YRS AUCOIN, Stephen Anthony Stephen Aucoin of Glace Bay, NS. Passed away on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the Northern Lights Regional Heath Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta at the age of 65 years old. Steve grew up on Cape Breton Island with his 5 siblings. After graduation from high school he briefly worked as an air traffic controller in Gander, NFLD prior to moving to Ontario to begin a 40-year career in the oil and gas industry. Steve and his family moved out to Alberta in 1988 when he accepted a job in Fort McMurray. Steve was passionate about his career and loved working as a panel operator at Syncrude for 32 years. Stephen’s greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. He spent much of his leisure time boating on the Mira River in Cape Breton Island with his family and friends. Stephen is survived by his 3 children, Dana, Whiney and Dustin; his 2 grandchildren, Hadley and Kohen; his mother, Norma; 5 siblings, Donna, David, Gina, Allan, and Michael; and many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Aucoin SR. A Celebration of Life will take place in Cape Breton in August. CATHERINE MARCELLA (MCNEIL) BUND - 81 YRS BUND – Catherine Marcella (nee McNeil) Peacefully after a brief illness at her home, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday February 24, 2020, in her 81st year. Loving mother of Paul (Arlene), Jeff (Leanne) and Mark. Beloved grandmother of Adam, Ashleigh, Jonathan, Christian and Daniel. Catherine is survived by her sisters, Mildred and Maurina. She is predeceased by her siblings, Cyril, Walter, John, Helen and Joseph. Catherine will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends through-out Ontario, Nova Scotia and California. She retired after a 50 year career in nursing and touched thousands of lives. Friends may pay their respects at the McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Road N. Brantford, Ontario on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private service will be held. Interment to follow, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford, Ontario. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca <http://www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca/> LIONEL CHARLES CAMPBELL, RCMP - 84 YRS CAMPBELL, Lionel Charles Born July 1, 1935 Died February 19, 2020 With great sadness, the family of Lionel Campbell announces his passing on February 19 at the age of 84 from pancreatic cancer, which he courageously battled with everything he had. He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband by Vivienne, his wife of 55 years; as a selfless father by sons, Barre, Darren (Erin) and Sean; and daughters, Danna (Paul) and Melanie (Kevin). He was a grandfather, to eleven loving children and was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Grant and Hilda (McPhee); sisters Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Nearing (the late Louis), Mary Morrison (Connie) and Maureen Anthony (the late Reg), and brother Kevin (Fran). A proud Cape Bretoner, born in New Waterford and a longtime resident of Plummer Avenue, Lionel worked in the mines and also studied at St. F. X. before training at RCMP Depot in Regina to become a Mountie in 1962. He was posted to Manitoba, before transfers to Fredericton and Ottawa, where he retired in 1994. Lionel was also a choir member at Divine Infant Parish in Ottawa, which included a trip in 1995 to the Vatican, where the choir sung in St. Peter’s Basilica. Visitation will take place in Ottawa on Friday, followed by a funeral Mass on Saturday, February 29 at St. Clement Parish. Interment will follow at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in New Waterford or to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. RICHARD PATRICK JESSOME - 59 YRS JESSOME, Richard Patrick Sydney Mines It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce, Richard Patrick Jessome (Ricky) 59, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home in Sydney Mines. Born January 28, 1961. Richard was the son of Myrtle (Ross) Jessome and the late Percy Jessome. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Angella (Rodney), Ashley (Liam); his two stepsons, Freddy Pye (Jocelyn), Travis Pye; and his four beautiful grandchildren, Hayden, Hope, Gavin, and Adisyn. Richard is also survived by his wife, Wanda Jessome (Chisholm); mother, Myrtle Jessome; siblings, Tilly (Lawrence) Tobin, Betty (John) Donovan, Charlotte Jessome, Margaret (Wallace) Roberts, Johnena Jessome (Gordon Chadwick), Mary (Charlie) Hill, Percy (Helen) Jessome, Frankie Jessome, Fabian (Franny) Jessome, Nicky (Gail) Jessome, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Besides his father Percy Jessome, Richard was predeceased by his brother, David Jessome; nephews, Alan Hill, Peter Jessom; niece, Johnena Jessome, and sister-in-law, Emma Jessome. Richard will be sadly missed by all his family, especially his grandson, Hayden, whom he had a special bond with. Richard will always be remembered by all who knew him, especially his family for his hardy and contagious laugh, his handsome smile and his entertaining and often hilarious jokes. Love you Dad, with all my heart & soul (all the money in the world), and a million dollars. A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 29th at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com <http://www.fillmoreandwhitman.com/> JOHN FERGUS “FERGIE” MACKINNON - 74 YRS MacKINNON, John Fergus ‘Fergie’ It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we, the family of John Fergus ‘Fergie’ MacKinnon, announce his passing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born December 9, 1945, in Sydney, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Hefferman) MacKinnon. In earlier years, Fergie was the owner of F. MacKinnon Backhoe Services and until retirement worked for the CBRM. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and best friend, Edna and was so proud of hi sons and their accomplishments with their businesses, that he spent many days visiting and lending a helping hand. Fergie also loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Edna (Dicks); sons, Fergus and Kyle (Heather Jones), Sydney; daughter-in-law, Carla (Flynn); grandchildren, Paige and Chase; brothers, Paul, Sydney and Mike (Cathy), ON; sister, Ann, ON; best friends, Stan and Judy Dicks, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Fergie was predeceased by his sister, Christene Hickey and his oldest grandson, Fergus Tyler MacKinnon, the pride and joy of his life. A celebration of life will be held at Bethel Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday, February 29 from 2-4 p.m. Interment at a later date. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca <http://www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca/> or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com/> JANE CECILIA “JANIE” (MACDONALD) SNOW - 82 YRS SNOW, Jane Cecilia Marion Bridge All that we love deeply becomes a part of us and it is with great tribulation that the family of the late Jane ‘Janie’ ( MacDonald) Snow, age 82, announce her passing at the White Hills Long Term Care Center in Hammond Plains on Monday, February 24, 2020 after a brief illness. Janie transitioned peacefully and, on her own terms, and how she wanted it surrounded by family, prayer, laughter and song. Janie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Cara-Leah (Emad) Hmidan, Archie, Susie (Darren) and Lilly Snow; grandchildren, Brayson (Kelley), Cail, Kyle Snow, JD Mackenzie, Amira and Jaad Hmidan; great-grandson, Finley Snow; sisters, Patsy (Roddie) MacMullin, Anna (Archie) Thomas and brothers, Sandy (Helen) MacDonald and John (Anne) MacDonald. Janie was born in Sydney on January 24, 1938 and was the daughter of the late ‘Red’ Archie and Ethel (Bartlett) Macdonald. Aside from her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Jack’ Snow and her sister, Winnie MacDonald. Janie graduated from the CNA program at St. Martha’s School of Nursing in 1959. She had a flare for nursing and a compassion for society’s most marginalized. She held the corporal works of mercy as core nursing values such as feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, give shelter to the homeless and burying the dead. These values she imparted to her children. She will be missed for her love, compassion, kindness, sharp wit, insightfulness, storytelling flare for style and love of music. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. We would like to thank the White Hills Long Term Care Center for their exemplary care of our mother. In keeping with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feed Nova Scotia or Direction 180 (Halifax). 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/> May the angels guide you in – love, your four little snowflakes.