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 29, 2020 SATURDAY There were 5 obituaries published today DONALD JAMES “DUCK” CAREY - 61 YRS BRIAN BASIL CHRISTMAS - 58 YRS DR. Z. MAREK KNOTT - SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS DR RAPHAEL MAJALA NYITI - 80 YRS DONALD JAMES “DUCK” CAREY - 61 YRS CAREY, Donald James “Duck” Carey Bras d'Or It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear brother and uncle, Donald “Duck” Carey, age 61, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at home. Donald was born June 28, 1958 to the late Louis and Sadie (Pentz) Carey. Donald enjoyed his mornings spent at Tim Hortons, chatting with his buddies. He went to weekly card games and looked forward to the annual Burnt Potato Fest at the Creek. He worked for Harrietha's trucking, and retired to care for his mom. Donald is survived by his siblings, Sonny (Pat), Sophie Tucker, George, Ella Marg (Allister) Phillips, Alfred (Annie), Gladys (Fred) Howell, Catherine (George) Rudderham, Martha Genter, Auley (Ella), and Joe Glen (Michelle). He also held a special bond with his nieces and nephews, whom he thought of as his own. He had special relationships with several cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Isabel, and Phyllis, and brothers, Thomas, John, and Raymond. By request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, on Monday March 2, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Charitable donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Diabetes Association. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com <http://www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com/> BRIAN BASIL CHRISTMAS - 58 YRS CHRISTMAS, Brian Basil 58, Membertou It is with broken hearts that the family announce the passing of our loved one, Brian Basil Christmas, on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, NS. Brian was the son of the late Noel Sr. and Bessie (Isadore) Christmas of Membertou. Brian loved to be around family and friends. He loved to laugh and share a good joke. He had a great sense of humour. Brian enjoyed sports and attending hockey games. He would be seen all over Membertou on his scooter. Brian was one of Montreal Canadians biggest fans. Before Brian got sick he worked for Membertou Band as a security guard and also as a construction worker. Brian enjoyed his trips to Tim Hortons and giving the staff a hard time ordering a triple single with a “BOSTON GOT CREAMED” donut. Left to mourn his passing are his daughters, Annette Cremo, Courtney Marshall, Shondra Johnson, Tradina Sanipass, Brittany Sanipass, Rachel Christmas, Ann Shelby Gould; his sons, Brendon Paul and Brian Christmas; as well as his grandchildren; his sisters, Charlene and Natalie Christmas, Valerie Matthews; brothers, George Isadore, Clayton and Noel Jr. Christmas. He will also be missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, God children and special cousin, Dean Christmas. Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his brothers, Mayard and Colin Christmas. The family wish to thank the staff at Celtic Court and the Northside Community Guest Home, especially Jacqueline, as well as the Membertou Wellness Homecare workers for their tremendous care and compassion. Visitation will be held at his daughter’s house 90 Putus Auti starting on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. and continuing until the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Burial will be in Membertou Memorial Gardens. Salite to follow at the MTCC. Online condolences and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com <http://www.twcurry.com/> DR. Z. MAREK KNOTT - KNOTT, Dr. Z Marek North Sydney It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother Dr. Z. Marek Knott on February 26, 2020. He was well known as a great doctor and person and he will be missed by us, his family, colleagues, friends and patients. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney, and a private ceremony will follow at a later date. Memorial donations in Marek’s memory may be made to the Northside General Hospital, SPCA, or Hope of Wildlife. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com <http://www.wjdooley.com/> SGT MILTON MCNEIL - 66 YRS McNEIL, Sgt. Milton Glace Bay, formerly of Reserve Mines. 1953-2020 In the company of family and friends, Milton left this life on February 26, 2020 at Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay. His slight stature was balanced by his weighty personality which made an impact on all who knew him. Milton was the son of the late Angus and Kathleen (Kaye McIvor) McNeil. Milton spent his career in the Canadian Forces, served in various areas in Canada and overseas, Syria. He retired to his ‘favourite place’ Cape Breton. Milton enjoyed travelling, driving his cars, card games with the guys and the ‘odd’ beer. Sadly, his retirement was interrupted by Huntington’s, a battle he bravely fought. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3. A Celebration of Life with a reception will take place Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Cremation Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada or charity of choice. Thank you to Dr. Claire Mac Neil, Dr. David Ley, the staff of ER and 3E Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, Dr. Trevor Guy and Dr. Rod Wilson (MAID) for their compassion and support. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com <http://www.tjtracey.com/> DR RAPHAEL MAJALA NYITI - 80 YRS NYITI, Dr. Raphael Majala Dr. Raphael Majala Nyiti passed away peacefully in the early hours of February 27, 2020 with his wife at his side at in Arusha, Tanzania. He was 80 years old. He was a kind and peaceful man who loved his family dearly and gave education a central focus in his life. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Claire; his son, Frederick and his partner, Julie Cabanne; his daughter, Kyesia and son-in-law, Kirk; his younger son, Marc and daughter-in-law, Emily. Also left to mourn are his 9 grandchildren, Charlie, Otis, Lulu, Rehema, Wynnie, Nailah, Sidney, Townes, Garbriel; as well as many members of his Tanzanian and Canadian families, and numerous friends. Raphael was born in June of 1939 in Akeri, Meru, Tanzania. After completing his primary, secondary, and teaching diploma in Tanzania, he went overseas to complete his studies. First at the Central Philippines University, attaining his B.A., then at McGill University in Montreal attaining his M.A., and finally at the University of Illinois attaining his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. He then taught at Cape Breton University for 34 years, and lived in Sydney, Nova Scotia with his family. After retiring, he and his wife returned to Tanzania for six year before moving back to Canada to live in Toronto. The funeral and burial will be held in his native home in Tanzania. Messages of condolences for the family can be sent to email@example.com <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/> A celebration of life event will be held in Montreal in the summer of 2020.