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At one time there was a searchable database of a PEI parish record, that contained many Cape Breton baptisms, marriages etc. I thought it was on the PEI genweb site but I can't find it any more. Does anyone know what happened to it or where it can be accessed?
Fraser Lake, BC
"Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"
This Michael MacNeil of Wabana is connected to my family tree and I would
be pleased to receive information on his descendants. As far as I know he is
not connected to the Codroy Valley MacNeils. He is mentioned in MacKenzie's
History of Christmas Island Parish.
----- Original Message -----
From: "joseph macdonald" <joseph000(a)ns.sympatico.ca>
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] Gale & MacNeil
> Hi Peggy,
> By any chance was MICHAEL MACNEIL, a mine manager at the Wabana Mines, in
Newfoundland? If so his parents were MICHAEL
> MACNEIL and ANN MACKENZIE.
> Juanita MacDonald
> Peggy Gale Bennett wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this.My Aunt Margaret (Gale)
> > MacNeil born Dec.20,1900 married Michel MacNeil.I have no family for
> > them,no date of birth for Michel,nothing.All I know is they moved to
> > Gary,Indiania & Margaret died in childbirth.My Mom told me this much but
> > that's all she knows.
> > Anyone on this site have a Michel MacNeil married to Margaret Gale? My
> > cousin seems to think Michel is connected to the other Codroy MacNeil's.
> > Thanks,
> > Peggy
> > Researching:Gale,Hall,Chiasson,Dillon,Lafitte,
> > McNeil,Pike,Lee,Royer,Bourgeois,Benoit,Gaudet,
> > Gallant,LeBlanc,Madore,Rideout,Foote,Adams,
> > Wilcox.
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The records for St. Mary's Catholic Church Frenchvale are on microfilm
at the Beaton Institute. St. Joseph's, Bras d'or and St. Andrew's Boisdale
are not at the Beaton. Maureen
From: B.A.Campbell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] St.Mary's church, Frenchvale
Here is what I was told 11 yrs. ago by Fr. Abbas at St. Mary's of the
Assumption Parish in Frenchvale. The early records are rather sketchy due
to the fact St. Mary's during much of its history was a mission of St.
Joseph's Parish, Bras d'Or or St. Andrew's Parish, Boisdale. Therefore the
records were held at three different locations (but mostly at St. Mary's)
over its almost 150 yrs. (160 by now?) of existence.
Maybe The Beaton has these records by now. Good Luck
> Does anyone on the list know where the records are for ST.Mary's Church in
Frenchvale, Cape Breton?
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Does anyone know which church would have been used by Presbyterians in the Ball's Creek/Frenchvale area of Cape Breton from 1850-early 1900's?
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Until the comment was made I didn't know about the "Reply all" function
either. Maybe it should be mentioned in message when you subscribe to the
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From: "Lillian" <lillianmar(a)sympatico.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] Estmere - REPLY ALL function
> Judith wrote: " I don't have a "reply all" function! Not everyone does".
> I've been on mailing lists for two years and didn't know that Reply All
> the way to get my reply message onto the list for all to see.
> I'm grateful for seeing that tip on this list.
> I have Outlook Express and did find "Reply All" was available.
> on an empty space of the upper tool bar (the bar with the Create mail
> option). From the menu, select Customize. In the next box you have quite
> few options to add/remove useful icons. You can arrange them in whatever
> order you prefer too. Click OK to close.
> Hope this works in other e-mail programs too.
> Orillia, Ontario
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Your message got through. Most email services provide an option to reply to the list or to the sender. My point is that if questions are posted to the list, so, too, should the replies. This means that when a reply is posted there should be
With respect to your problem posting to the list, perhaps you subscribed using one email address and tried to post using the other? I've not experienced that problem, although I have often received replies to questions before I have seen the question posted. The record being, I posted a query, received replies, then received to original query one week later.
From: "Judith V. Wood" <judiwood(a)rcn.com>
To: "bill nicholson" <wsnicholson(a)myrealbox.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:32:26 -0700
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] Estmere
I don't have a "reply all" function! Not everyone does...I wonder
if this will go to the list. For some reason I get all the messages,
but when I post directly to the list, it says I am not a member of
the list. I have subscribed and unsubscribed, trying to fix
it....but....like not having a "reply all" I don't even know if I can
post! I joined the list at least 3 years ago, too....!
Judith V. Wood
Fraser Lake, BC
"Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"
Cape Breton Post August 30, 2004
MARY M. (RHYMES) JOHNSON - 1929-2004 - Mary M. Johnson has passed away.
Born in Sydney, NS, she is survived by her husband of 49 years, Chuck
Johnson of Edmonton, her son, Brent of Calgary, daughter-in-law Margaret,
granddaughters Katrina and Samantha, her brothers Ray, Harold, Hubert
(Betty) Rhymes, and sister Shirley all of Sydney. She was predeceased by
her parents Harold and Bertha Rhymes, brothers James, Clarence, Wally and
Claude. At her wish, cremation will take place. No service is planned.
Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of one's choice. A
kind and loving soul has left us, and the world is a poorer place.
FLORENCE LUEDEY - 89 - New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we
announce the sudden passing of our mother, Florence Luedey, on Friday,
August 27, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Florence
was born in Belle Cote, NS. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and
Clothilde (Boudreau) Blanchard. Florence was a member of the former ladies
auxiliary of Lecercle Evangeline and the New Waterford Pensioners Club.
She resided on King Street and was a member of Mount Carmel Parish.
Florence was a very caring woman, who loved flowers gardening, playing
cards, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.
She had a wonderful sense of humour and loved spending her summers in Belle
Cote. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Gen Sweeney (Dave Kent)
of Beamsville, Ontario, Linda (John) Poupore, Belle Cote, Wilma (Jimmy)
Pasher of New Waterford. Florence is also survived by five granchildren,
Kathy Nightingale, Donnie Sweeney, Robert, Monette and Andrea Pasher, whom
she dearly loved. She will also be missed by her six great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild. Florence is also survived by her sisters,
Beatrice (Willy) Delaney of Sydney, Celena (Dave) Bond of Sydney and Lucy
Chiasson (Eddy Halgy) of New Waterford, sisters-in-law Agnes and Elizabeth
Blanchard and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Besides her parents,
Florence was predeceased by her husband, Simon Luedey, infant daughter
Rosemarie, sisters Judith Blanchard, Margaret Boudreau and Elizabeth
Boudreau, brothers Edward, Joseph, Henry and Charles. Visitation will take
place today (Monday) 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380
Smith Street, New Waterford, 862-6439. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 11 am in
Mount Carmel Church with interment in the parish cemetery, followed by a
reception at the Carmel Centre. Donations in Florence's memory may be made
to a charity of one's own choice.
ROBERT GERARD 'BOBBY' SCOTT - 72 - Glace Bay - It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of Robert, 72, of Drew Street, on Friday
night, August 27, 2004 at home. Born in Glace Bay, Auril 15, 1932, he was
the son of the late John Grant and Mary Anne (MacDonald) Scott. Robert was
a retired school teacher. He worked at Carol's Drug Store and Turner
Transfer. He taught at the Dartmouth, Ingonish and Glace Bay Schools, He
also taught art and religion to the mentally challenged children for the
Separate School Board in Toronto and worked on the teacher's retirement
pension funds. When Robert came back from Toronto to Glace Bay, he was
still actively involved with the Retired Teacher's Association, as well, he
was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the PC Party. Robert is
survived by his brothers Donald Scott of Charllotetown, PEI, Charles
William of MacDonald's Lane, Glace Bay and John Grant Scott Jr. of
MacDonald's Lane, Glace Bay and Allistair Kevin Scott of King's Road,
Sydney, aunt Christine MacLean of Glace Bay and many family and friends.
Besides his parents Robert was predeceased by two infont brothers.
Visitation for Robert 'Bobby' Scott will be Monday August 30, 2004 from 7-9
pm and Tuesday August 21, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Curry's Funeral Home, Main
Street. Funeral service will be at St. Anne's Church, Sept 01, 2004 at 10
am. Robert will be resting at St. Anne's Cemetery. Family flowers only,
donations can be made in Robert's name to the Nova Scotia Knights of
Columbus Charitable Foundation, VON or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Glace Bay Council of the Knights of Columbus will assemble Tuesday at 7:30
pm for a prayer service.
DAISY VIOLET MACDOUGALL - Sydney - Daisy MacDougall of Harbourstone
Enhanced Care, formerly of Prince Street, passed away on Sunday August 29,
2004 at Harbourstone. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the
late William and Daisy (Wiles) Brewer. Daisy was the retired
owner/operator of Central Transfer. She was an avid hockey fan and could
be seen there knitting or crocheting at the games. She was a member of the
Salvation Army Community Church. Daisy as the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Ted) Gouthro, one
son, Lorway (Doreen), eight grandsons, Glenn, Roy, Scott and John Gouthro,
Lorway, Trevor, Ryan and Andrew MacDougall, 10 grat-grandchildren. Daisy
was predeceased by her husband John in 1997 and one brother William.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Monday) 7-9 pm and
Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service at Salvation Army Community Church
on Wednesday at 11 am with Capt. Bill and Major Velma Preston officiating.
Interment in Forest Haven Memoria Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the
MARY ELIZABETH WELLS - 42 - Sydney - Mary Elizabeth Wells, 42, of Cabot
Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2004, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brave battle with cancer. Born in
Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Hazel (Hardy) Wells. She
leaves to mourn husband, Ranny Redquest and daughter, Amanda, sisters,
Alberta MacLean and Darlene (Leo) Campbell, brothers Alonzo (Shirley),
Stephen (Sandrea) and John (Barbara). Visitation will be held in Sydney
Memorial Chapel today (Monday) 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service in the chapel
on Tuesday at 10:30 am with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment
in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at:
SUSAN MARIE LUEDEY - 88 - New Waterford - We regret to announce the death
of Susan Marie Luedey, 88, on Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Seaview Manor,
Glace Bay. Born in Margaree, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and
Mary (Aucoin) LeBlanc. Susie was a resident of George Street, New
Waterford for most of her life. She was a parishioner of Mount Carmel
Parish, and a lifetime member of their CWL. She was a valued member of the
New Waterford Hospital nursing staff, where she was one of the instructors
for the Certified Nursing Assistants program. She was also well known for
her love of baking and her hospitality. Susie resided at Seaview Manor for
the last three years. where she endeared herself to the staff and was
better known as "Grandmere". She is survived by her son Cyril (Donna) of
Sydney and their family, Ryllonna (Yanick) Leclerc and Kaleb and Saige
Leclerc of Lawrencetown, NS, Darrell (Aimee) of Thunder Bay, Ontario and
Ryan of Calgary. She is survived by her son Kevin (Mary Lou) and their
family, Jason of Sydney, Donald (Lori) of Ottawa, Ontario, and Susan Marie
of New Waterford. Susie is also survived by her sister, Margaret Arsenault
of Halifax, cousin Jane MacLean of Reserve and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Tom, sister Lucy Arsenault and brother
Joseph LeBlanc. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her
extended family members as Granny Susie. Visitation will be held Tuesday
August 21, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380
Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral mass will take place Wednesday Sept
1, 2004 at 11 am in Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Burial will be in
the parish cemetery. Following the burial, there will be a reception held
in the Carmel Centre. Donations in Susie's memory may be made to the
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice.
Here is the answer you are seeking, with a little more thrown in for good measure.
ESTMERE, Victoria County.
This is a settlement located on Bras d'Or Lake, near MacKinnon's Harbour. Estmere was so
named by Chapter 74 of the Statues of Nova Scotia in 1887. "Mere" means a pond, pool or
small lake. It is also an old Scottish word for sea. Among the first grantees were DONALD
KENNEDY, 1859, CHARLES CAMPBELL, 1859 and NEIL KENNEDY, 1863.
ESTMERE can be found about half way between Whycocomagh Portage and MacKinnon's Harbour
on highway 223.
Depending on exactly where the family lived being looked for on the 1901 census, you
would first start with LITTLE NARROWS South Side, page 7 and listed as Big Pond and you'd
have the listing for Estmere. If the family was not located here, you would want to check
the census for IONA and WHYCOCOMAGH South Side, as these are the surrounding district
If you were looking up a phone number for someone living there you would look under the
bill nicholson wrote:
> It's too bad so many people forget to REPLY ALL so that their answers go to the list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Colin Waye" <colinwaye(a)ns.sympatico.ca>
> Where is Estmere?What community would the census be under?
> Colin Waye
> Bill Nicholson
> Fraser Lake, BC
By any chance was MICHAEL MACNEIL, a mine manager at the Wabana Mines, in Newfoundland? If so his parents were MICHAEL
MACNEIL and ANN MACKENZIE.
Peggy Gale Bennett wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this.My Aunt Margaret (Gale)
> MacNeil born Dec.20,1900 married Michel MacNeil.I have no family for
> them,no date of birth for Michel,nothing.All I know is they moved to
> Gary,Indiania & Margaret died in childbirth.My Mom told me this much but
> that's all she knows.
> Anyone on this site have a Michel MacNeil married to Margaret Gale? My
> cousin seems to think Michel is connected to the other Codroy MacNeil's.
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I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this.My Aunt Margaret (Gale)
MacNeil born Dec.20,1900 married Michel MacNeil.I have no family for
them,no date of birth for Michel,nothing.All I know is they moved to
Gary,Indiania & Margaret died in childbirth.My Mom told me this much but
that's all she knows.
Anyone on this site have a Michel MacNeil married to Margaret Gale? My
cousin seems to think Michel is connected to the other Codroy MacNeil's.
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It's too bad so many people forget to REPLY ALL so that their answers go to the list.
From: "Colin Waye" <colinwaye(a)ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 23:07:57 -0300
Subject: [NS-CB-L] Estmere
Where is Estmere?What community would the census be under?
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Fraser Lake, BC
"Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"
Has anyone checked the symbols on the House of Commons scoreboard
recently? Believe it or not, there are almost as many who have not
replied as there are ones who agree to release of the 1911 census.
It is encouraging to find only ONE is against and has a RED symbol --
I would like to know the REAL reason why he feels that way -- is it
political party instruction or a personal matter -- do not worry, I am
not talking behind this MP's back -- he is copied in.
There are a total of 140 out of 308 in agreement of release.
We find the ONE against with a RED X, 36 cannot decide
whether to say YES or NO -- but we have 131 who cannot be
bothered to answer OR are new to Ottawa OR do not as yet
have secretarial assistance.
Many state -- "You are not one of my constituents so I do not have
to answer to you". The 308 elected Members of Parliament have
a Canadian responsibility when voting -- THEY vote for all of us,
not just his or her own constituents. The 308 Members of Parliament
might be surprised how many of us watch CPAC -- especially
when there is voting on a bill -- which is generally not a FREE vote.
Many are newly-elected -- these are the ones who need letters,
Gordon has marked all with ** Remember, we desire the census
records released WITHOUT any restrictions -- release date was
June 1, 2003 -- only a year late!!
Gordon Watts listed questioned, which also appear above the
scoreboard -- put these IN YOUR OWN WORDS -- we do not
desire to be like the government and use form letters -- different
letters will be more interesting to read.
Try to keep the letter to one page -- if desired send an e-mail, BUT
then print the memo and send in a wierd sized envelope -- no cost
for even 9 x 11 -- we have paid the postage.
YOUR full name and address plus telephone number should be on all
letters to MPs -- some prefer to answer by snail-mail.
I have about 100 letters to go next week -- the first one is to the
of Health -- one main one, plus others in each party. We all have
families, lost members, the 1911 census was the LAST one before
World War ONE. It would be great if the Prime Minister would direct
the Chief Statistician to release the records to History & Archives Canada,
there will be lots of room on the Automated Genealogy site.
Tomorrow I will be posting the main addresses and questions posted
last week by Gordon.
Teenagers? I know many would love to see his or her ancestor's
names on a census record -- for many it would be his or her
gr.gr.gr.gr.gr.gr.grandparent [possibly even another "gr."] As all
will be of voting age in the next election, letters are welcome!!!
Address: NAME, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON KIA OA6
A copy is requested so Gordon can be kept posting!!
Muriel M. Davidson muriel_davidson(a)sympatico.ca
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
[Petitions downloadable in English and French]
Cape Breton Post August 28, 2004
BERT ANGELO - 74 - Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Bert Angelo, 74, of 90 Sixth Street (Hub), on Friday August
27, 2004 at the Glace Bay Health care Complex surrounded by his loving
family. Born in Donkin, August 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Mike
and Annie (MacVicar) Angelo. Bert was employed with Cape Breton
Development Corp. working in 1B Colliery and the machine shop where he
retired from. He was an avid bowler with the Devco Pensioners League. He
loved to spend time in Mira, fishing and hunting with his buddy Billie.
Bert is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Marcella (Babe) (Simmons)
Angelo, sons Wellington (Shelley), Fred (Janice), grandchildren Michael,
Melissa, Blair, Jennifer, Emily and Ashley, one brother Neil, numerous
nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bert was predeceased by three
brothers, Michael, Angus, Larry, sisters Jean adn Mae. Visitation for the
late Mr. Angelo will be held Sunday August 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p, in Patten
Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay (849-7520). Funeral
service will be held Monday August 30 at 2 pm in the Salvation Army
Citadel, Glace Bay, with Capt. James Hillier officiating. Cremation to
follow. Family flowers only, donations in Bert's memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
ALEXANDER 'SANDY' MACSWEEN - 50 - Upper Leitches Creek - It is with deep
sorrow that we announce the passing of Alexander 'Sandy' MacSween of Upper
Leitches Creek, formerly of Sydney River, on Thursday August 26, 2004, at
his home, surrounded by his loving family adn friends, after a year long
fervent struggle with cancer. Sandy was a caring and loving husband and
father and a wonderful and charming friend with so many people who came to
know him over the years. He worked as a sales representative with
Rothmans, Benson and Hedges and before that, with Shoppers Drug Mart in
Sydney River. He was also an avid golfer and life time member of the
Seaview Golf and Country Club, as well as a snowmobiler. Sandy was also a
former member of the Board of Stewards of the St. Columba United Church,
serving for a time as chair of that board. He also voluntered with the
loval beaver and cub scout troop for many years as a leader. Sandy was
predeceased by his father, James MacSween of Ironville. Sandy is survived
by his loving wife of 30 years, Heather Rose MacSween (MacNeil), as well as
both of his children, Michael James (Jamie Crane) of Sydney River and
Lindsay Alexis of Leitches Creek. He is also survived by his mother, Theo
(Walker) MacSween of Ironville, brother Peter of Ironville, and sister
Michelle of Halifax. He is survived as well by his father-in-law and good
friend, Michael Joseph MacNeil of Upper Leitches Creek. Visitation for the
late Sandy MacSween will take place Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Sydney
Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will take place Sunday at 2 pm at St.
Columba United Chruch in Leitches Creek, with Rev. David Hann officiating.
Interment will take lace at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorials
in memory of Sandy may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and
Palliative Care. "Sandy's spirit was strong and courageous and will surely
live on forever, to serve as a guardian angel to those he loved and cared
for." Condolence may be sent to the family at
DONALD T. MURPHY - 73 - Hillside, Mira - Donnie Murphy, formerly of Ashby,
passed away peacefully at his residence in Hillside Mira on Friday August
27, 2004. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie
(Shea) Murphy. All who knew Donnie, knew of his avid enthusiasm for life
and his great sense of humor. His wife Judy, his family, and his
grandchildren were his life and he loved the time he spent with them.
Donnie worked for NS Power for 42 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member
of the CB Chorale, St. Theresa's Parish Choir and Men's Club. He was a
Co-Founder of the Christopher Leadership Course in the Sydney area. Donnie
was an avid golfer at Seaview Golf Club and a fanatical fan of the Montreal
Canadians. Everyone who met Donnie was enriched by the experience, and his
passing will leave a void in many lives. He is survived by his devoted
wife, the former Judy Nicholson, his children, Terrence (Dale) of Sydney,
Maureen Pickup of Sydney, Kevin (Randi) of Eastern Passage, Susan (Les)
Mallard of Hammond Plains, Janie (Keith) MacKinnon of Bedford, Shane
(Carrie) Goudie of Edmonton, Alta., grandchildren Maeghan Murphy, Paula,
Justine and Jacelyn Pickup, Nichole and Melissa Murphy, Matthew Mallard,
Joshua and Nicole Marie Goudie, and special grandchildren Michael, David
and Laura MacKinnon. Also by his brother, Father Joseph Murphy of Edmonton
and his sister Mrs. Mary MacNeil of Sydney. Sisters-in-law Helen Murphy of
Moncton, NB, Jennie Murphy of Harrow, Ontario, Catherine (WIll) Monchuk of
Edmonton, Janet Nicholson of North Sydney, brothers-in-law Bill (Mary Lou)
Nicholson of North Sydney, he is also survived by special nieces and
nephews, Dianne, Suzanne, Carol, Donald, Terry and David Murphy. Donnie
was predeceasd by his first wife, the former Geraldine MacDonald and
brothers William and Jack. Visitation for the late Mr. Murphy will be at
T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Monday August 30 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.
Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations may
be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society, the VON or the Canadian
Cancer Society. Email condolences may be sent to
NAOMI R. APESTEGUY - 71 - North Sydney - Naomi Ruth Apesteguy, 71, a
resident of Regent Street, North Sydney, passed away Friday, August 27,
2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney,
she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Elsie (Cox) Hatcher. Naomi
worked in Toronto for a number of years at Halmark Cards, them moved to
Dartmouth where she worked at Moirs Chocolate and Dartmouth high school
before returning to North Sydney. She was a member of St. Joseph Church,
North Sydney. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Apesteguy, one son
Jack Bennet (Maureen) of Dartmouth, stepson Hugh John dowling of Eastern
Passage, three brothers, Alex (Florence) Hatcher of West Bay Road, Dan
Hatcher of Dartmouth and Fred (Jane) Hatcher of Amherst, sisters, Elsie
(Gerard) Apesteguy of North Sydney and Georgina (Ray) Dowling of West Bay
Road, grandchildren Ron (Nancy ) Bennett of Dartmouth, John (Wendy) Bennett
of Cole Harbour, Tanya (Martin) Bennett-Bigwou of Timmons, Ontario, and
seven grandchildren. Naomi is also survived by step sons, Jody (Elaine)
Apesteguy, Donnie (Marg) Brogan and Bobby Brogan, all of North Sydney. She
was predeceased by her husbands, Clayton Thomas Scott and Ralph Bennett,
four sisters, Ethel Robinson, Bertha Braggs, Mary Henderson and Cora
Dowling, four brothers, Clayton, Freeman, Walter and Charles Hatcher.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 7-9 pm and also Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9
pm at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107, Pleasant Street, North Sydney.
Funeral to be held Monday at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, NOrth Sydney, with
Rev Gus MacLeod officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. "When
tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, for evertime you
think of me, I'll be right there in your heart"
BRENDA MARIE LITOWSKI - Howie Centre - Brenda Litowski, 54, of 37 Stewood
Drive, passed away suddenly after a courageous battle at the QEII Health
Science Centre, Halifax. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Mrs.
Violet (Keeping) Muise of Whitney Pier and the late Wilfred Muise. Brenda
was a graduate of St. FX and for 25 years was employed with the federal
government in Sydney until her early retirement. She is survived by her
husband Michael, daughters Janelle of Sydney and Jilliam of Ontario, by sis
sisters, Beverley Hasluk, Louise Muise, Darlene MacPhee, Judy (Eddie)
Flynn, Debbie (Bernie) Campbell, Pam Muise, four brothrs, Brian (Cynthia),
David (Sandra), Tedrry (Joanne), Kenny (Debbie) all of Sydney, and by
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Brian, and
nephews, Bradley and Trevor. Visitation will take place today (Saturday)
from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A
funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am Monday, August 30 at Holy
Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will take
place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations
may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may
be sent to
"You're good, but you're ging to be great. You are the best,m but you're
going to get better. Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but
remember; those are alsways the ones that lead to the most bearutiful
FLORENCE LEUDEY - 89 - New Waterford - Florence Leudey, 89, passed away
August 27, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. A resident
of New Waterford, she was a member of Mount Carmel Church. Visitation will
take place at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New
Waterford with times to be announced at a later date.
Cape Breton Post August 27, 2004
GEORGE MACISAAC - 56 - Sydney - George W. MacIsaac, 56, of 150 St. Ann's
Street, Sydney, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday August 25, 2004.
He was the beloved son of Michael MacIsaac and the late Tena (Small)
MacIsaac. George was a graduate of Sydney Academy, Xavier Junior College
and St. Mary's University. Prior to his retirement, George was employed at
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation. Geroge was an avid sports fan and
history buff. He loved spending time at his property at Red Point with his
family and friends. Geroge was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and
friend. Besides his father, he will be sadly missed by his uncle Duncan
MacIsaac, brothers, Michael (Rita), Ross (Cathy), Veron (Donna), sister
Maureen (Bill) MacEachern and his beloved Glenda. He was also much loved
by nieces and nephews, Maureen (Brad) MacNeil, Colleen (Steve) MacDougall,
Roseanne MacIsaac, Renee MacIsaac, Colin MacIsaac, Stephen MacIsac, Michael
MacEachern, Modonna MacIsaac, Graham and Ellen MacEachern, and grandnephews
Austin MacIsaac and Isaac MacDougall. Visitation for the late Mr. MacIsaac
will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday August 27 from 2-4
& 7-9 pm. A funeral mass at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday at 11 am,
will be concelebrated by Rev. Errol MacDonald and Rev. Donnie Angus
MacDonald. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online
condolences may be sent to
FREDA LYNK - 92 - Sydney - Freda May Lynk, 92, of Alexandra Street, Sydney,
passed away at home on Wednesday August 25, 2004. Born in North Sydney,
she ws the daughter of the late Fred and Millie Turner. Freda was a member
of St. Andrew United Church, Sydney. Along with her husband, Donald, she
was the owner/operator of Lynk Printing Services, George Street. She will
sadly mised by her nephews Bob (Shirley) Scott of SYdney, Lloyd (Elinor)
Scott of Ottawa, and John (Carol) Reynolds of Port Hawkesbury,
sister-in-law Mary Lynk of Big Ridge, her caregiver Lina Plichie of Glace
Bay, best friend Janet Walker of Marion Bridge and numerous nieces and
nephews. Freda was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1978, sisters Ada,
Audrey, Erma and Thelma and brother Clifford. There will be no visitation
by request. A funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today
(Friday) at 2 pm with Rev Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Forest
Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. "A
quiet, special soul has left us" Condolences may be sent to the family at
BERNARD E. DONOVAN - 66 - Sydney Mines - It is with deep sadness the family
announces the passing of Bernard (Bernie) Edward Donovan, 66, a resident of
Forrest Street, Sydney Mines on Thursday August 26, 2004 at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney after a short illness. HE was the son of the
late John E. and Leona (Jarvis) Donovan of Napoleon Street, North Sydney.
An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he was a former member of the Pegasus
Motorcycle Club. At one time he worked in the mines and as a truck and
taxi driver in the Halifax area before returning to Cape Breton. He is
survived by his wife of 31 years, Dorothy (Jessome) Donovan, his daughters,
Tania (Joe) Pardy of Sydney Mines, Lorraine of the Yukon, and Pamala of
Ontario, two sons, Bernie of Ontario and Guy Richard of Florence, brothers
John and Paddy both of North Sydney. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by brothers, Davis and Niles Donovan. Visitation for Bernie
will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Saturday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home,
107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral service to be on Sunday at 2 p,
with Rev Gus MacLeod officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery,
North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
JOHN ULRICH - Glace Bay - Mr. John Ulrich, 63, of 1 McKeigan Street, Glace
Bay, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at the Glace Bay Health Care
Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Frank and Rita
(O'Neil) Ulrich of Gardiner Mines. John was a former member of St. Jame's
Parish, Gardiner Mines. John is survived by a son Stephen and a daughter
Rachael. Also by brothers, Frank and Gerald, Quebec, Kevin of London,
Ontario, and Paul of Sydney, sisters Aileen Maloney of Oshawa, Cecila
Cleary of New York, Amelia Langer of Trenton, Ontario, Anna Bramwell of
Glace Bay, Donna Chamberlain of Gardiner Mines, Theresa Cox of Glace Bay,
Rita Ulrich of London, Ontario, and Marlene Ulrich of CFB Greenwood, NS.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by a brother, Joseph and a sister
Claire. In honoring John's request, there will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place Wednesday,
Sept 1, 2004 at 2 pm in St. Jame's Cemetery, Gardiner Mines, officiated by
Fr. John Graham and under the directon of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,
ALEXANDER 'RED ALEX' MCLEOD - 76 - Glace Bay - Red Alex McLeod, formerly of
The Hub, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at the Taigh Na Mara
Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Michael and Isabel
(MacDonald) McLeod. He was proudly a member of the "Original" Oland's Bay
Byes ball team. He is survived by sisters, Shirley (Malcie) MacDonald and
Mary Mills both of Glace Bay, brothers Bernie and Francis, stepdaughter
Frankie (Gary) Isnor of Halifax, granddaughters Anne Marie and Michelle and
by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his
long time companion, Marie MacEachern and several brothes and sisters.
Visitation will be from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Friday, August 27, 2004 at Curry's
Funeral Home, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated
at St. John the Baptist Church, Saturday August 28 at 11 am, with Father
Barrett Clare-Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the parish
cemetery. Donations may be made to a charit of choice.
Cape Breton Post August 26, 2004
MARGARET ANNA (MACDONALD) DUNLOP - 74 - Waltham, Mass - She had been a
Waltham resident for more than 50 years and until her retirement, worked as
a secretary for the University of Massachusetts Field Station in Waltham.
Before that, she worked at the Farm Bureau in Waltham. Mrs. Dunlop was a
long time active member of Lakeview Congragational Church in Waltham and
enjoyed reading, knitting and needlepoint. The wife of the late Gordon W.
Dunlop, she leaves her children, Donald F. Dunlop of Nashua, New Hampshire
and Lt. Col. David G. Dunlop USAF, Waltham, her grandchildren, Scott,
Jessica, Danielle and Asia Dunlop, brother, Wiliam MacDonald of Tarbot,
Cape Breton and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late
Murtice and Donald MacDoanld. Visitation hours were held Wednesday 2-4 &
7-9 pm in Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St,. (Rte 20), Waltham. Visiting
hours will also be held Friday August 27 at 6-9 pm in Saint Andrew
Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge, Cape Breton, where funeral
services will be held on Saturday at 2 pm. with Rev Shirley Murdock
officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, River Bennett, Cape
Breton. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home,
BERNARD OWEN ONGO - 65 - Thornhill, Ontario - It is with great sadness we
the family of Bernie Ongo announce his passing this week in Ontario. He
will be missed by his wife, Linda in Ontario, brother Frank (Laura) in
Sydney, sister Elaine in Sydney, nephew Darren MacKinnon in Hamilton, niece
Sheri MacKinnon in Montreal adn Sue Ongo in Sydney. He was predeceased by
his parents, Philip and Clara Ongo of South Bar. Bernie was well known for
many years in Sydney as a carpet installer until he went to live in Ontario
fome 20 years ago. Cremation and funeral service to take place in Ontario.
GEORGE MACISAAC - 56 - Sydney - He was also much loved by nieces and
nephews, Maureey (Brad) MacNeil, Colleen (Steve) MacDougall, Roseanne
MacIsaac, Renee MacIsaac, Colin MacIsaac, Stephen MacIsaac, Michael
MacEachern, Madonna MacIsaac, Graham and Ellen MacEachern and grand
nephews, Austin MacIsaac and Isaac MacDougall. Visitation for the late Mr.
MacIsaac will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday, August 27
from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer
Church on Satruday, August 28, with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.
Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent
ELLEN C. DAY - 80 - North Sydney - A devoted mother and grandmother, Ellen
Catherine Day, 80, a resident of Seaview Drive North Sydney, died
Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in
Frenchvale, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Delia (Roach)
MacMullin. She was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the
Canadian Army. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are her daughters, Pat (Alex) Sampson, Bev (Ken) Lomond, Shirley,
all of North Sydney, Gwen and Kimmie, at home, Jennifer of Montreal, sons,
Dennis, at home, Tommy (Carol-Anne) of Sydney Mines, Kevin at home, Robert
(Anne) of Frenchvale, Greg (Joanne) of Lower Sackville and Danny (Mila)
Cook of Toronto, her grandchildren, Natasha and Mark Lomond, Thomas and
Angela Day, Michelle (Steve) Lawrence, A.J. Simon and Jesse Sampson, Melvin
Day, Jacquelin Doucette, Robert and Christina Day, Grace and Olivia Day,
Daniel Cook, sisters, Marie (Angus) MacDonald and Dena Hill, both of Scotch
Lake. Also surviving are serveral nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by her husband, Thomas Day, by her sons, Jerome, Gary, Wally, Melvin and a
son in infancy, her brother Michael MacMullin and sister Joan MacDonald.
Ma will be greatly missed by her family who love her passionately. Through
her generous spirit, she unselfishly gave all whose lives she touched,
tolerance, respect, laughter and above all her unconditional love.
Visittion will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Friday in W.J. Dooley Funeral
Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral Mass to be celebrated 10
a. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Gus MacLeod officiating. Burial
to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memoraia donations may be
made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
ELSIE K. MACDONALD - Meriden, Connecticut - We regret to announce the death
of Elsie MacDonald, who passed away in Meriden, Connecticut, on August 16,
2004 at the age of 72. Elsie was the daughter of the late Cisely (Munro)
and the late Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald of Big Bras s'Or. She received
her educatin in Boulardarie East School and left at an early age to live in
the United States. Cremation has taken place in Meriden. Ashes to be
forwarded to Big Bras d'Or at a later date. Several relatives reside in
JIMMIE MCINTYRE - Funeral Mass - A funeral mass for the late Jimmie
McIntyre who passed away August 24, 2004 will be celebrated Friday, August
27 at 11 am at Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Charles Cameron concelebrating.
Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts(a)telus.net>
To: "Canada Census Campaign" <CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 2:03 PM
Subject: Post 1901 Census - I.C. response delayed again
I have just got off the phone with Dan O'Donnell, investigator in the
of the Information Commissioner.
Once more it appears that letters of response regarding our complaints re:
refusal of Statistics Canada to release 1911 Census records have been
Mr. O'Donnell made reference to having received further information
to our complaints but of course was unable to elaborate on what that
information was, or where it came from. He stated that we can likely now
expect our letters of response to be forthcoming about the last week of
September or first week of October. The last time I spoke with him he had
expected them to be available near the end of August.
Further delays are frustrating to say the least, however there appears
little we can do about it except remain patient a little longer. We remain
confident that the response, when forthcoming, *should* be similar to the
response given regarding complaints about the 1906 Census. In that
the Information Commissioner found no reason for the records to be withheld
and was prepared to proceed to Court on our behalf. The 1906 Census was
released and made available on the Internet 24 January 2003 -- the same day
that the Information Commissioner filed his action with the Court.
We sincerely hope that this will be the last delay in getting the response
letters of the Information Commissioner. Mr. O'Donnell assured me once
again that should the timing of things change he would let me know. He
indicated that he would call me when the letters of response were being
released to the mail.
Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts(a)telus.net
Co-chair Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Index_f
Permission to forward without notice is granted.
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From: "Leland Harvie" <lharvie(a)ca.inter.net>
Date sent: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 07:59:43 -0300
Subject: [nsroots] Kerr, Charles obit 1982
Chronicle Herald, 27 January 1982.
PLASTER MINES, Victoria County - Charles Kerr, 60, of Plaster Mines, died
Tuesday at home. Born in Quarrie St. Ann's he was a son of the late Dan and
Mary Ann (MacDonald) Kerr.
He lived in Plaster Mines for the past 39 years, and was a member of
Greenwood United Baptist Church, Baddeck. Surviving are his wife, the
former Catherine Oakley; three daughters, Connie, at home; Kathy, Happy
Valley, Labrador, and Dorothy (Mrs. Jack Hart), Baddeck; three sons,
Murray, Baddeck, Cecil and Carl, both at home; a brother, Alex, Sydney; a
sister, Margaret Nicholson, Baddeck, and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister and two brothers. The body will be in
MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, Wednesday afternoon. Funeral will be 2
p.m. Friday in Greenwood United Church, Dr. Harry Bagnell officiating, with
burial in Highland Cemetery, Baddeck Bay.
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