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Cape Breton Deaths November 01, 2005 Tuesday
Theresa MacPherson 79, SYDNEY It is with great sadness that we the family
mourn the passing of our beloved mother Theresa MacPherson, Monday, Oct.
31, 2005. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John Archie and
Annie Mae (MacNeil) Campbell. She was a longtime member of St.Theresa
parish. She is survived by her loving children, two daughters,Ronelda (Tom)
Corbett, Sydney, and Anna Mae (Deak) MacKinnon, St. Thomas, Ont.; three
sons, John (Valerie),Gordie and Timmy, all of Sydney. Also survived by
mama's seven grandchildren, Karen (John) Eisan, Tommy Corbett, Troy
(Leslie) Corbett, all of Sydney, D.J. (Kangyi) MacPherson, China, Melanie
(Rick) MacPhee, Burlington, Ont., John MacKinnon, Red Deer, Alta., Michael
MacKinnon, St. Thomas, Ont.; nine great-grandchildren,Ambyr, John and
Kaitlyn Eisan, Sarah and Cameron MacPherson,Cody Hill, Thomas Corbett,
Brittany and Brianna Lynk.Also surviving are two brothers, Jackie (Cassie)
Campbell, Sydney, and Ernie (Tiny) Campbell,Oromocto,N.B.; two sisters,Pat
(the late Pete) Chiasson and Alma (the late Roy) Fedora, both of Hamilton,
Ont.; sister-in-law, Margie Campbell; and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband and soulmate, John in 2003, three brothers,
Norman, Cossie (Mae) and Eddie, five sisters, Aggie (Earl) MacMullin, Mona
(John) Jackson, Evelyn Reid, Amanda and Cecilia. She will be greatly missed
and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Mom's greatest joy was
spending time with her family.Her smiling face was always welcoming. Mom
may have aged in years but her spirit was forever young. Her love, wisdom
and caring will remain with us forever. Visitation will take place at T.W.
Curry Parkview Chapel today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass
will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Theresa Church. Donations may
be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Online
condolences may be sent to
William 'Bill' Ferman White 80, WINNIPEG/GLACE BAY It is with deep regret
that we announce the death of William (Bill) Ferman White, after a
courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the
Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, at the age of 80 years. He leaves behind to
mourn his passing his wife of 58 years, Theodora 'Doris' White; son, Bob
White (Phyllis) and daughter Melinda Barr (John), granddaughters, Jennifer,
Julie and Emma, all of Winnipeg. Also his sister, Catherine Kelly, Glace
Bay; and sister-in-law, Miep Seymour (Merv),
Burlington, Ont. Bill was born in Glace Bay in 1924. After graduating from
high school, he gave up a university scholarship to join the army during
the Second World War, seeing action in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland,
where he met Theodora who was to become his wife. He left the military
after the war and moved to Brantford, Ont. Rejoining the military in 1956,
he served with the RCHA in Gagetown, N.B., in Hemer, Germany and in
Winnipeg. Bill retired from the army and took a position in sporting goods
for the T. Eaton Co., retiring for good in 1990. Burial has taken place at
Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Winnipeg. Donations may be made in Bill's
memory to The Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB.,
R3A 1P6. He "took the path less travelled by" And it did make "all the
Neil E. Rockwell 86, NEW WATERFORD We are saddened to announce the passing
of Neil Rockwell on Oct. 29, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney. Born in New Waterford on Feb. 18, 1919, and a resident of Hinchey
Avenue, Neil was the son of the late Ernest and Rhoda (Nicholson) Rockwell.
He was employed in the coal mines until his retirement from Devco and was a
member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. Neil is survived by one son,
Wayne (Maria), Halifax; two sisters, Bertha (Mrs. Pat Welch), Ontario, and
Rhoda (Mrs.Allister Fraser), Baddeck. Also surviving are two grandchildren,
Dr. Michael Rockwell, British Columbia, Dr. Gloria Rockwell, Ontario; and
several nieces and nephews. Neil was predeceased by his wife, the former
Caroline Berger, a son in infancy and his brother, Donald.
Visitation will take place Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from
7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Waterford. Funeral service Saturday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with
the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating, followed by interment in Forest Haven
Memorial Gardens. A reception will take place in the church hall. As an
expression of sympathy for Neil, donations in his memory may be made to
Calvin United Church or a charity of one's choice. Mr. Rockwell will be
taken to the church at noontime Saturday. Online condolences to the family
can be made through the funeral home at
Terry (English) Morris SYDNEY Theresa Louise Morris, 78, of George Street,
peacefully passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the MacGillivray Guest
Home, after a brief struggle with cancer. Born in Sydney, she was the
daughter of the late Toby and Mary Ellen (MacIntyre) English. She was a
member of St. Joseph's parish and a longtime member of the Catholic Women's
League. Terry had a keen interest in local university activities,
particularly the theatre productions, as well as being an avid bridge
enthusiast. She was employed at the College of Cape Breton for many years,
retiring in 1992 as executiveassistant to the president of the university.
She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Victor) Gandza, Bolton, Ont.;
sons, Toby (Danielle Forseille), Sydney, Terrence (Elaine), Brandon, Man.;
sisters, Delores English, Oshawa, Ont., Mrs. Claire Kerr, Etobicoke, Ont.;
grandchildren, Joseé, Lynne, Matthew, Christian, Jon, Alexandra and by
numerous nieces and nephews. She was recently predeceased by her husband,
Hugh, also by a brother, Douglas and sisters, Margaret, Julia, Mildred and
Alexis. Visitation for the late Mrs. Morris will take place Wednesday, 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry
Parkview chapel. A funeral mass will be concelebrated Thursday, 2 p.m. at
St. Joseph's Church with Father Angus and Eugene Morris officiating.
Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to
the CND Health Care Centre, CB Palliative Care or the CBU Alumni. Online
condolences may be sent to
Albert Freeman Eveleigh 1912-2005 GLACE BAY It is with great sadness we
announce the passing of a wonderful man, Albert Freeman Eveleigh at the age
of 92. Albert passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health
Care Complex. Albert was born in Sydney Mines, and then moved to Glace Bay.
He was the son of the late John and Josephine (Munster) Eveleigh. Albert
served his country for five years overseas during the Second World War with
the Cape Breton Highlanders as a medic. His journey was from Italy to the
Liberation of Holland. After the war he worked with the Dominion Coal
Company until 1947, then moved to British Columbia where he lived for 42
years while working in the pulp mills. He was a member of John Bernard
Croak Legion, Branch 3. Albert returned to Glace Bay in 1989 and resided
with his special nephew, John, before hebecame a resident of Taigh Na Mara
for the last three years. Although he was 92 years of age at the time of
his death, he was remarkably young at heart. Albert will be sadly missed by
his daughter, Dorothy (John) Basarba, Oliver, B.C.; three grandchildren,
Sheila, B.C., Marilyn, Alberta, Blenis, Ontario, and three
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his nephew, John (Linda), Black
Brook, and a greatuncle to Jonathan and Jillian; sister, Dorothy Campbell,
Glace Bay; brother, Eric, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Lena (Christoff)
and second wife, Margaret (Evans), sister, Loretta (MacPherson), brothers,
George, Gordon, Garfield 'Mick' and Lester. There will be no visitation for
Mr.Eveleigh. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at
11 a.m.Thursday,Nov. 3, 2005, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. The
Rev. Stacey Renouf will be officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood
Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Francis McNamara 1936-2005 It is with deep sadness, we announce the
peaceful passing of our loving husband and father on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005,
at the Cove Guest Home,where he resided the past year. Prior to the Cove,
Francie resided at Kennedy Avenue. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the
late Ethel and Joe McNamara. Francie was a former member of the Cape Breton
Highlanders Militia. Prior to retiring in 1995 as parks superintendent from
the City of Sydney, he was superintendent for a number of years at the
Lingan Golf Club.A great family man, his greatest love and pride were his
wife, children, and home. He was an avid outdoorsman and was passionate
about hunting and fishing with his buddies, exploring his beloved Cape
Breton, and telling a tall tale. He is survived by his wife, Barb
(Matthews); daughter,Kelley; son, Keith. Also surviving are his
sister,Winnie Reid and brothers,Gart,Emmy, Joe, Cyril, Adrian and Greg.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Thursday,
10:30 a.m., Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Research or the Children's Wish Foundation. Condolences may be
sent to the family at
Ambrose (Bo) McIntyre 59, KITCHENER/GLACE BAY It is with great sadness, the
family of Ambrose 'Bo' McIntyre announce his peaceful passing on Oct. 29,
2005. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bo was a wonderful son,
brother, husband, father,
grandfather, uncle and friend. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of
Patricia (Stewart) McIntyre and the late Ambrose McIntyre. Bo worked for
many years with the Eaton Company in Kitchener, Ont. His love of his Cape
Breton roots and proud member and president at the Cape Breton Club, also
in Kitchener resulted in a wealth of friends. It was here that Bo gained
the solid reputation as a "true Caper" meeting and befriending many Cape
Bretoners from all over Canada and abroad. Bo is survived by his loving
mother, Patricia (Pat), Glace Bay. He will be greatly missed by his devoted
wife, Ann (Frank), Kitchener, Ont., formerly of Birch Grove; son, Dwayne
(Candace), Kitchener, Ont., Leanne (Paul) Glover, Birch Grove;
grandchildren, Erica, Amanda, Mitchell, Isobel and Clare. Bo was the
patriarch of his immediate family where he continued to provide care,
support, wisdom, joy, inspiration and love to his sisters and brothers;
Betty (Edward) Langer, NFLD, Patsy Young, Ont., Sheila (Daniel) Langer,
Ont., Gail (Kevin) Lynk, Glace Bay, Ross (Carole), Port Hawkesbury, Daryl,
Middleton, N.S. "Uncle Bo" will be greatly missed by his many nieces and
nephews. His memory will be cherished forever by all whose life he touched.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bo's life will be held at St.
John's Church, New Aberdeen, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Fr.
John McIntyre officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial
donations can be made in the family's name to the Cape Breton Club,
Kitchener, Ont. and a request by the family to please sign donor cards
would be appreciated.
Evangeline MacLean FUNERAL NOTICE Evangeline MacLean, who passed away
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, was survived by her daughter-in-law, Moira Ross
and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday)
from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be
celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church. Interment in
Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Ralph Seymour FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral for the late Ralph Seymour will
take place today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with
Rev. Allan MacLellan officiating.
Theresa Marie Stewart1959-2005 Theresa Marie Stewart, 46, of Sydney, passed
away suddenly Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Jean (MacVicar)
and Lawrence Stewart.
Marie will be greatly missed by her special aunt and caregiver, Betty
MacVicar, who was devoted to Marie since her birth; she is survived by twin
sister, Christine Ann; sister, Eileen; brothers,William and Lawrence
Stewart. She is also survived by several aunts; one uncle and many cousins.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Colin
and Ada (Duxbury) MacVicar and paternal grandparents, Ira and Jessie
(Walker) Stewart. Visitation for the late Marie Stewart will take place
today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral
Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Joseph's Church, Sydney, Fr. Gerald Dunphy
officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online
condolences may be sent to our webpage at
God has taken one of his special Angels. Marie we will always love you and
miss you. Arrangements are under the direction of . . .
Amelia 'Ellen' MacCormack 77, SYDNEY Amelia 'Ellen' MacCormack, 77, Sydney,
passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was
a daughter of the late Ralph Turner and 'Nellie' Ellen (Johnston). Funeral
services will be
held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Mary's Church, Marconi Street, Glace
Bay, with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Interment in Resurrection
Cemetery, Sydney Forks, with a reception to follow at the S.W. Chant and
Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Arrangements are under the
direction of . . .
>Does anyone have access to the Chronicle Herald CD? I am looking for the obituary for
>Ellen Catherine "Helen"(McDonald) Palumbo she died on June 5,2002 in Inverness.
PALUMBO, Ellen Catherine ""Helen"" - 83, Inverness, formerly of
Worcester, Mass., died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Inverness
Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of
the late Rory and Sarah (MacLellan) MacDonald. She was a member of
Stella Maris Parish, Inverness. Surviving are sisters, Margaret Anne
(Harold) MacFarlane, Upper Margaree; Rita Meagher, Bathurst, N.B.;
brothers, Malcolm (Shirley) MacDonald, Toronto, Dan. H. (Georgina)
MacDonald, Inverness; Francis (Corrina) MacDonald, Inverness.; many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Angelo; sisters,
Annie Mae, Teresa, Florence; brothers, Donald, John Angus, John Andrew,
Roderick. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Inverness Funeral Home.
Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Stella Maris Church,
Inverness, Rev. Hugh MacNeil officiating. Interment in the parish
cemetery. Donations to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Thanks everyone for the quick response to my request especially Joan,Carol and Don.The response time must have set a record.I'm impressed."Helen" was a second cousin to my mother.Happy hunting.
Does anyone have access to the Chronicle Herald CD? I am looking for the obituary for
Ellen Catherine "Helen"(McDonald) Palumbo she died on June 5,2002 in Inverness.The notice was in the paper on June 7,2002.
Thanks for your help.
Just to update the list, especially Alec Gillis, Allan Gillis and Stanley Beaton.
I was looking at multiple links between the Gillis family of Margaree and the Nicholson family, one through the Sofan family and another via a common law relationship of my grandfather.
The lady in question was Elizabeth Gillis born about 1888. In the book she is identified as Mary Lizzie born 1887. She first married an unknown MacLachlan and had one son Bill before 1917.
Fraser Lake, BC
"Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"
Cape Breton Deaths October 31, 2005 Monday
Gary James Devoe 48, NORTH SYDNEY Gary James Devoe, age 48, a resident of
West Street and formerly of Mapleview Drive, died peacefully Saturday, Oct.
29, 2005 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney he was the
son of Tim and Ann Devoe of Scotch Lake. He was employed at John D. Steele
Monuments for 29 years. Gary was a hard worker and a devoted family man. He
enjoyed working on cars and carpentry. He is survived by three sons, Gary
(Kathy) Devoe, Timmy Devoe, Bruce (Angie) Devoe, all of North Sydney; two
daughters, Patricia (Coady), Karen (Shawn), both of North Sydney; four
brothers, Wayne (Trudy), John (Josephine), Billy (Becky), all of Ontario,
Gordie (Marion), Alberta; nine sisters, Frances (Bob), North Sydney, Marie
(Melvin), Millville, Louise (Alex), Elaine (Dave), Diane (James), all of
Ontario, Jane (Henry), Point Aconi, Julie (Kennedy), Brenda (Vernon), both
of Scotch Lake, Shirley (Chris), Black Rock; also surviving are his nine
grandchildren; loving companion, Mary McLaughlin and children Lisa, Janice,
Mary, Kathy, Elizabeth, Diane, Jimmy and Michael. He was predeceased by his
wife Susan (Ford) Devoe, father and mother-in-law, George and Pearl Ford
and one brother Bruce Devoe. Gary will be sadly missed by his family and
many friends. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under
the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Funeral arrangements to be announced. Burial will follow in Holy Cross
Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
Lucy Rachel Tobin 74, WESTMOUNT Lucy Rachel Tobin, 74, of Westmount,
Sydney, N.S., passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. Born
in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Eveline
(Janes) Ingram. She is survived by her son, Kevin (Liz), Cole Harbour;
daughter, Donna (Danny) Keough, Sydney; three grandchildren, Mark MacKinnon
(Carrie Ann), Kelly Tobin and Amy Tobin; three great-grandchildren, Mariah,
Sophia and Dalton and by Robert Inkpen, Dartmouth, whom she considered a
son; brothers, Harry (Elsie) Ingram, Burgeo, Nfld., Max (Hope) Ingram,
Dartmouth; sisters, Jean (Wilfred) Hardy, Ingonish, and Sadie (Ken) Hann,
Burgeo,Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, the late
Reginald (Bussey) Tobin and daughter, June in infancy. Lucy worked for many
years at the Sydney City Hospital, retiring as house mother at the nurse's
residence. She loved to knit sweaters and mittens for family and friends,
playing cards and bingo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sydney
Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney. Visitation for the late Lucy Tobin
will be Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be Wednesday,Nov. 2,
2005 at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, celebrated by Rev. Doug
Murphy. Burial to follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery,Westmount. Family flowers
only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association,
the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Thomas F. Wall 86, NORTH SYDNEYIt is with deep sadness that we announce the
passing of Thomas F. Wall, 86, of North Sydney, who died Friday, Oct. 28,
2005 at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in
North Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jane (Cooke) Wall. Tom
worked for Marine Atlantic in North Sydney as a stevedore, on the coal pier
for many years and the docks in Halifax. He
later worked for the Town of North Sydney in the PublicWorks Department,
until his retirement. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
He was an avid bingo player and loved a good game of cards. He is survived
by his wife of
66 years, Irene (Walsh) Wall; thre e children, Darlene(Robert) Jessome of North
Sydney, Junior (Elsie) Wall of Sydney Mines, Betty at home; three
grandchildren: Susan Jessome of North Sydney, Kevin (Tara) of North Sydney,
Angus (Amanda) of Sydney Mines; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and
Courtney; three sisters, Anne (O'Toole) Musgrave of North Sydney, Lillian
(Wall) Nor man of North Sydney, Josephine (Wall) Christopher of Northville,
Michigan; one brother, William (Bill) Wall of North Sydney He was
predeceased by his brothers, Leo, Phonse, Edward, Patrick, Angus, Louis,
Joe andGerald. Tom will be sadly missed by all of his family, friends,
nieces and nephews, whom he loved. There will be no visitation by request.
A Memorial Masswill be held on Tuesday, 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church with
Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross
Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Amelia 'Ellen' MacCormack 77, SYDNEY Amelia 'Ellen' MacCormack, 77, of
Sydney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Sydney. Born in Glace Bay,
she was a daughter of the late Ralph Turner and 'Nellie' Ellen (Johnston).
Ellen was a homemaker in Grand Lake for 35 years and welcomed many into her
home to share in her hospitality. They will remember her wonderful baking,
card games and good conversations. Ellen was a founding member and former
longtime president of Nova Heights Seniors Co-op Housing. She worked
closely with New Dawn Enterprises in the planning and construction of Nova
Heights. She had a keen interest in local and world news and wasn't shy
about speaking her mind. Ellen was an avid CBC radio listener, Blue Jays
fan and 'Street' watcher. She loved gardening, bird watching, Maritime
music and 'a drive'. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Kathryn
(Philip) Cogswell, Albert Bridge, Ellen (Kevin) Batherson, Ottawa, Lorraine
(Kevin Mason), Windsor and Janet (Bob Keaughan), Red Deer; sons, Jerry
(Glenda), Albert Bridge,Ralph, Halifax, John (Dorothy McLeod), Chester
Grant, James (Joan Mahoney), Halifax and Steven (Shirley), Albert Bridge;
sisters, Edna Nearing (Tim) and Janet House (George), Glace Bay;
daughter-in-law, Donna Mac- Cormack; sisters-in-law, Moira MacCormack and
Muriel MacCormack; grandchildren, Tammy, Susan, Daniel, Ainslie, Dougie,
Denise (Jamie), Greg, Robert (Cathy), Megan and Jamie. Also
great-grandchildren, Jarred and Alisha. Besides her parents, Ellen was
predeceased by her husband, James Douglas Mac- Cormack and brothers, Frank
and Ralph. Visitation for the late Ellen MacCormack will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home,
564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2,
2005, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Burial will take place at
Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only, donations may be
made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Online condolences may be
sent to our webpage at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ...
John J. MacDonald 94, NORTH SYDNEY John J. MacDonald, age 94, passed away
peacefully Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney. John resided at 6 Perry St., North Sydney, until the last few
months when he became a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home.
John was born in Scotch
Lake, the son of the late Roderick and Anne Belle (Walker) MacDonald. John
was employed by the C.N.R. as a stevedore for many years until his
retirement. He was an avid horse racing fan and enjoyed a good game of
cards and bingo. John was a kind and giving gentleman and a friend to all
who made his acquaintance.
He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and sense of humour. He was
a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Surviving are his brother,
Donald 'Donnie' of Florence and stepson, George, residing in Ontario and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen
(Hickey) MacDonald; sister Florence 'Florie' MacDougall and brothers,
Daniel, Roderick, Duncan, Mark, Joseph and Thomas R. MacDonald. There will
no visitation by request, cremation has taken place under the direction of
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107Pleasant St., North Sydney. Afuneral mass will
be heldThursday, 10 a.m. at St. JosephChurch with Rev. Tom Mac-Neil
officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery,North Sydney.Memorial
donations maybe made to a charity of choice.Online condolences may besent
Margaret Faye Oldford Hoban MEMORIAL SERVICE A memorial service for the
late Margaret Faye Oldford Hoban will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at
Bethel United Church, Marion Bridge, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob Hussey
officiating. Reception following at her home at Juniper Mountain.
Margaret Mary Tutty 85, SYDNEY MINES It is with great sadness that we, the
family mourn the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret Mary Tutty, age
85, a resident of Fraser Avenue, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at the
Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, Margaret was the youngest
daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Farrell) and James Walter Jessome. She was
a member of Immaculate Conce ption parish, Sydney Mines. Mom's greatest
enjoyment was having her loving family with her. Mom will be sadly missed
by all of us. Margaret is survived by seven loving children, Sheila
McAllister (Bill Belliveau), Shediac, N.B., Marguerite Ratchford, North
Sydney, Florence Cholock (Lennie), Mill Creek, Robert Tutty (Sarah Ann),
Marion Sibley (Terry), James Tutty (Maria), all of Lower Sackville, Karen
Smith (Donald), Etobicoke, Ont. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Marie Jessome.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, James in 1988; her brother,
Joseph Jessome and sister, Philomena Jessome; grandson, Darryl Ratchford
and son-in-law, Paul Ratchford. Visitation will take place today (Monday)
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North
Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Immaculate
Conception Church with Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow
at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Memorial donations may be made to
the Canadian Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even
touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Rest well Mom"
Ralph Seymour SYDNEY/1918-2005 We are deeply saddened to announce the death
of Ralph Charles Ernest Seymour of Kings Road, Sydney, who died
unexpectedly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Oct. 28,
2005. Born April 27, 1918, he was the son of the late Hazel Coulson and
Charles E. Seymour. Ralph grew up under the guidance of his loving
grandmother, Isabella in Lower Montague, P.E.I. and attended school there.
He loved to tell stories about P.E.I. and visit 'the island' every summer.
Ralph was a proud veteran who served in the Royal Canadian
Air Force in the Second World War. After the war he studied theology at Acadia
University and archeology of the Old Testament at the Moncton Bible School,
where he excelled in all his studies. Ralph was a strong and faithful
who spoke at many of the churches in the Sydney area as a theology student.
Later in life, Ralph studied accounting and worked as an accountant for
Dalhousie University for 19 years before returning to live in the Sydney
Ralph is survived by brothers, Kendall (Marion) Lumsdin, Sydney and Raymond
(Bernice) Lumsdin, Westmount. Several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews. Very close nieces, Donna, Colleen and Sharon. Also surviving
his longtime special family and friends, John Morgan and Jenny MacDonald,
who Ralph affectionately referred to as his 'son and daughter-in-law'.
"Papa Ralph" will also be deeply missed by his special grandchildren,
Curtis and Emily Morgan, of whom he was so proud. Ralph was a kind soul who
also leaves behind a large circle of friends in the Sydney area and in
Prince Edward Island. Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his
cherished grandmother, Isabella Coulson; his beloved sisters, Gene Ross and
Doris Barrie and by brother, Lynsin Lumsden. Also predeceased by longtime
friend/brother-inlaw, Weston McGowan. When Jesus spoke again to the people,
he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk
in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 Ralph was a
kindhearted, gentle, caring man who will be deeply missed by all who knew
him. At his request cremation has taken place with interment in the
Sturgeon Cemetery, P.E.I. at a late date. A funeral service will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev'd Allan
officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
John Howie McKay (VE1WI) SYDNEY We the family of John Howie McKay (VE1WI)
regret to announce the passing of a loving husband and father on Oct. 29,
2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Dad was born on May 15,
1917, in Sydney, the son of the late Ira and Kate (McLean) McKay. He was
the last surviving member of his family. He was a member of the Sydney
First United Church, where for many years he was an active member of the
Monday Night Mens Group. After working 44 years at Chappell's Building
Supplies he retired in 1980. Dad had a lifetime interest in amateur radio
and became a ham operator in 1935. He was a founding and lifetime member of
the Sydney Amateur Radio Club. He was past president of the club and taught
Morse code for many years. Dad was also a member of the Kiwanis Golden K
and enjoyed helping out with fundraising. Dad will be sadly missed and
forever loved by his wife of 66 years, Lauretta (Nerie) McKay, Sydney;
daughters, Nora (Matt) Keefe, Marion Bridge, Joan (Lloyd) Black, Markham,
Ont., Paula (Lawrence) MacKeigan, Mira; sons, John (Helen),Villanova, PA,
Richard (Anjie), New Glasgow, Brian (Sue), Rankin Inlet, NU. and his little
canine buddy, Spencer; grandchildren, Glenn (Sandra) Keefe, Halifax., Wanda
(Peter) Drohan, Barrie, Ont., Maureen (Gary) Globe, Halifax, Scott Black,
Kitchener, Ont., Craig Black, Quito, EC, Melyssa and DJ MacKeigan, Mira,
Mark McKay, Toronto, Ont., Megan McKay, Ottawa, Ont., Todd (Toota) McKay,
Rankin Inlet, NU, Brandy McKay, Sydney. Along with eight
Matthew, Adam Keefe, Raymond, Gillian Drohan, Gregory Globe, Keigan McKay and
Alyson McKay. Uncle Howie will be sadly missed by his many nephews and nieces.
Dad was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth and Florence, as well as two
brothers, Sandy and Melbourne and a number of brothers in infancy. He was
also predeceased by a loving daughter-in-law, Patricia (Pat Hardy) McKay.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Visitation commences at 1 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m. on Nov. 1,
2005, in the chapel, with Fraser MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow
at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity
of your choice would be appreciated. We the family of the late John Howie
McKay would like to thank the staff of 4C, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
for their care and kindness. Dad was, is and will always be a loving
husband, father, teller of tales and jokes. He will always remain in our
hearts and our prayers. We love you Dad.
Evangeline (MacNeil) MacLean 1917-2005 Died peacefully at the Glades
Nursing Home in Armdale, Halifax, early Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. 'Vange '
was the daughter of James and Flora (MacGillivray) MacNeil and was
predeceased by her husband, John Joseph in November 1988 and brothers,
John, Vincent, Edward, James; sisters, Katie, Margaret, Maude, Elizabeth,
Cecilia and Rose. She is survived by four sons, Joseph (Frances Fennell),
Sydney, Leonard (Gwendolyn O'Hara), Halifax, Terry (Moria Ross), Sydney
andKevin (Marguerite Beaubien), Dartmouth; one sister, Mary (Mrs. Louis
Surette), Sydney. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, David, Allan, Kevin,
Gregory, Stuart, Christopher, Kathleen, Trevor, Jeffrey, Marie-Josee,
Stephane; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen, Nicole, Michael, Breagh,
Nora, Tyler, Morgan, Cameron and three great stepchildren, Alison, Lindsay
and Gavin. The remains are resting at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, George
Street, Sydney, with visitation Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in Tuesday's
edition. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences
may be sent to the family at
Mr. Bernard MacNeil 68, ONTARIO/NEW WATERFORDBernard MacNeil, age 68, of
Brantford, Ont. and a former resident of Heelan Street, New Waterford,
passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at the Brantford General Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John Malcolm and
Elizabeth (McNeil) MacNeil. Never married, Bernard is survived by four
brothers, Joseph (Margaret) MacNeil, James (Lil) MacNeil, Ronald MacNeil
all of Ontario and William MacNeil of Nova Scotia. Also surviving are three
sisters, Carmel (John) Rizzo, New Waterford, Dorothy DeWaepenaere and Diane
(Barrie) Hayhurst, both of Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard
was predeceased by four sisters, Mary Roach, Elizabeth Springall, Thelma
MacIsaac, Donna Pembroke and one brother Dennis MacNeil. Funeral services
and interment will be held in Ontario. Online condolences can be sent to
the MacNeil family through the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New
As an expression of sympathyfor Bernard donations in his memory may be made
to the cancer society.
What a wonderful obituary to read! I wish he were my Donald Matheson
On 30-Oct-05, at 12:36 AM, JOYCE COLEMAN wrote:
> The Advocate : Provincetown, Mass Thursday, Dec 18, 1913
> After an illness of only three days Duncan Matheson, master
> mariner and shop keeper in
> turn, died at 3:30 A.M., Friday last, aged 84 years, 1 month and
> 11 days. Death was
> caused by lobular pneumonia.
> The deceased was the son of John and Catherine Matheson and was
> born in Grand
> River, C.B., where he lived in childhood. He came to the States
> at the age of seven-
> teen years ( two years after the death of his father ) and made his
> first fishing trip from
> a Massachusetts port that season, sailing from Beverly, it is
> said. The following year
> found him engaged in the same fishery, but sailing out of
> Provincetown, and from that
> time until the close of his life he continued a resident of this
> We have heard it stated that he was the second man of Nova Scotian
> birth to make
> home in Provincetown. It is known that he came here about the year
> 1847 and that
> for a period of forty years thereafter made annual voyage to the
> banks of Newfound-
> land after cod during the summer months, passing the winter months
> on vessels
> engaged in foreign and coasting trade. He became master at a
> comparatively early age
> and thereafter commanded some of the finest vessels of the Grand
> Banks fleet fitted
> at this port.
> Of Grand Banks Salt Codfishermen he commanded schooners
> "B.F.Sparks"; "Charles
> H. Hodgden","Nellie Swift","Leon S. Swift" ( the latter craft was
> built for captaincy ),
> and others and was for years recognized as one of the most
> successful masters sailing
> in that fishery out of Provincetown.
> Sailing in June one year early in the 80s he brought his vessel ,
> the "Leon S. Swift" ,
> into port, with a full fare of salted cod under hatches, in the
> phenomenally quick time
> of exactly two months.
> The decadence of the Grand Banks codfishery, about 1889,
> occasioned his retire-
> ment from a work in which he had given service for 50 consecutive
> seasons, but no
> interruption of his activities . Immediately he engaged in the
> coasting trade, sailing
> thereafter for a number of years as a transient master on vessels
> whose regular
> skippers desired, or were obliged, to stay ashore for a while,
> and his employment
> along this line was fairly steady. Twice during this period of
> sea-going he experienced
> great hardship , his vessels : "Edith McIntyre" and "Annie Amsden"
> receiving heavy
> pummeling from the gales.
> While he was master of the "McIntyre", bound from Baracoa to
> Philadelphia with
> cocoanuts, in August, 1893, that craft was overwhelmed and nearly
> destroyed by
> a hurricane encountered off Cape Hatteras. One sea that over-rode
> the schooner
> carried away both masts and swept the deck clean of all its
> furnishings, nothing
> remaining after its passage, except the fore-staysail boom. Upon
> the subsidence
> of that hurricane the 64-year-old skipper found himself in charge of
> a sheer hulk
> destitute of provisions and small boat and with one man of his crew
> dying of injuries
> sustained during the height of the storm. Towed by a tramp steamer
> providentially appeared a day or two after the wreck , the
> "McIntyre" was brought
> northward for a while, when the steamer captain announced his
> inability to longer
> hold the wrecked vessel , but offered to take off her crew. Capt.
> refused to leave his vessel. He asked for the loan, or gift of a
> yawl, with which
> to effect escape from his wrecked vessel in the event of her sinking
> , and, his
> request being granted, remained with his men , on a dismasted hull
> , far from land,
> waiting for aid from some quarter. His pluck and patience were
> rewarded by the
> coming of another craft the aucceeded in bringing him and his vessel
> in tow to
> Boston some time later.
> About ten years ago the veteran sea captain ended his ocean
> voyaging. From
> that time until the day of his prostration by the illness that ended
> a life remarkable
> for its industry, he was busily engaged at his little tobacco and
> candy shop at the
> town's center.
> For many years Capt. Matheson's acquaintances have marvelled at
> his virility. He
> seemed wondrously immune to the ravages of time. Fresh colored ,
> possessed of a shock of curly hair, whose mass revealed scarcely a
> silver thread , and
> retaining in large measure the agility of his early years , his
> toughened physique
> enabled him at the age of 84 to perform work that would tire fifty
> per cent of fifty-
> year-old men. He was easily the youngest-looking 84-year-old man
> has known , and his mind was as clear, his memory as retentive as a
> half century ago.
> Duncan Matheson, was charitable and loyal to his friends and
> convictions. His friends
> were many.
> Funeral services over his remains were held at 2 p.m.on Sunday
> last at the home of
> his son , Capt. John A. Matheson. A large company , including a
> big delegation from
> King Hiram's Lodge , A.F.A.M., of which the deceased was a member,
> ==== NS-CAPE-BRETON Mailing List ====
> The index to Colonial Correspondence, as transcribed by
> Janice Fralic Brown, is at
Can someone identify this Donald Gillis of Judique for me?
Excerpt from "Parish of South West Margaree", page 5:
The daughters of Archibald McFarlane afterwards became Mrs. Archd. McLellan,
B. C. Mountain; Mrs. John Gillis, Gobha, Forks; Mrs. John Gillis, Bleeder,
Upper Margaree; Mrs. John Gillis, Peter, S. West; Mrs. Angus McNeil, B. C.
Ponds; and Mrs. Ranald McLellan, S. W. Road. John McFarlane, miller, was
married to Janet Gillis, Donald's daughter, Judique;
Janet, also known as Jessie, was married to John MacFarlane by 1833, so she
was probably born about 1810.
See MacFarlane and allied family genealogies at:
October 31, 2005
Dear Ms. & Escorts
You are cordially invited to a dinner dance sponsered by the
National Cemetery Assosiation, at your nearest Gravediggers Ballroon on
October 31, 2005.
Music and Entertainment by the Skeleton Sisters singing their hits
such as "Baby It's Dark Down Here" and "Those Bone Connections".
Also a special appearance by the Bone Brothers singing their hits
such as "Waht's it Like Down Yonder" and "Who Shoveled the Dirt"
Dress is formal, dinner served at eight and dancing from sundown to
sunup. Please contact your local association for tickets. Please hurry as
our supply is limited.
Hope to see you there
Your Local Undertakers Association
The Advocate : Provincetown, Mass Thursday, Dec 18, 1913
After an illness of only three days Duncan Matheson, master mariner
and shop keeper in
turn, died at 3:30 A.M., Friday last, aged 84 years, 1 month and 11
days. Death was
caused by lobular pneumonia.
The deceased was the son of John and Catherine Matheson and was born in
River, C.B., where he lived in childhood. He came to the States at the
age of seven-
teen years ( two years after the death of his father ) and made his
first fishing trip from
a Massachusetts port that season, sailing from Beverly, it is said.
The following year
found him engaged in the same fishery, but sailing out of Provincetown,
and from that
time until the close of his life he continued a resident of this town.
We have heard it stated that he was the second man of Nova Scotian
birth to make
home in Provincetown. It is known that he came here about the year 1847
for a period of forty years thereafter made annual voyage to the banks of
land after cod during the summer months, passing the winter months on
engaged in foreign and coasting trade. He became master at a
comparatively early age
and thereafter commanded some of the finest vessels of the Grand Banks
at this port.
Of Grand Banks Salt Codfishermen he commanded schooners "B.F.Sparks";
H. Hodgden","Nellie Swift","Leon S. Swift" ( the latter craft was built
for captaincy ),
and others and was for years recognized as one of the most successful
in that fishery out of Provincetown.
Sailing in June one year early in the 80s he brought his vessel , the
"Leon S. Swift" ,
into port, with a full fare of salted cod under hatches, in the
phenomenally quick time
of exactly two months.
The decadence of the Grand Banks codfishery, about 1889, occasioned
ment from a work in which he had given service for 50 consecutive
seasons, but no
interruption of his activities . Immediately he engaged in the coasting
thereafter for a number of years as a transient master on vessels whose
skippers desired, or were obliged, to stay ashore for a while, and his
along this line was fairly steady. Twice during this period of
sea-going he experienced
great hardship , his vessels : "Edith McIntyre" and "Annie Amsden"
pummeling from the gales.
While he was master of the "McIntyre", bound from Baracoa to
cocoanuts, in August, 1893, that craft was overwhelmed and nearly
a hurricane encountered off Cape Hatteras. One sea that over-rode the
carried away both masts and swept the deck clean of all its furnishings,
remaining after its passage, except the fore-staysail boom. Upon the
of that hurricane the 64-year-old skipper found himself in charge of a
destitute of provisions and small boat and with one man of his crew dying
sustained during the height of the storm. Towed by a tramp steamer that
providentially appeared a day or two after the wreck , the "McIntyre" was
northward for a while, when the steamer captain announced his inability
hold the wrecked vessel , but offered to take off her crew. Capt.
refused to leave his vessel. He asked for the loan, or gift of a yawl,
to effect escape from his wrecked vessel in the event of her sinking ,
request being granted, remained with his men , on a dismasted hull , far
waiting for aid from some quarter. His pluck and patience were rewarded
coming of another craft the aucceeded in bringing him and his vessel in
Boston some time later.
About ten years ago the veteran sea captain ended his ocean voyaging.
that time until the day of his prostration by the illness that ended a
for its industry, he was busily engaged at his little tobacco and candy
shop at the
For many years Capt. Matheson's acquaintances have marvelled at his
seemed wondrously immune to the ravages of time. Fresh colored ,
possessed of a shock of curly hair, whose mass revealed scarcely a
silver thread , and
retaining in large measure the agility of his early years , his
enabled him at the age of 84 to perform work that would tire fifty per
cent of fifty-
year-old men. He was easily the youngest-looking 84-year-old man
has known , and his mind was as clear, his memory as retentive as a half
Duncan Matheson, was charitable and loyal to his friends and
convictions. His friends
Funeral services over his remains were held at 2 p.m.on Sunday last at
the home of
his son , Capt. John A. Matheson. A large company , including a big
King Hiram's Lodge , A.F.A.M., of which the deceased was a member,
MCDONALD/ MACDONALD : Colin/Collen/ Colling
son of John and Jessie McDonald/MacDonald of Scotland
wife Isabel Kelley
died : 25 March 1887
Place : Provincetown, Ma
Age : 45-9-20
Cause : Phthisis
Occ : Mariner
Born : Port Hood, Cape Breton date of birth : 1846
Buried : Cemetery #2 Old Section Lot 469
ref: Vol 2 P 49 # 24--------Town Report Book 1887--------Cemetery Book pg
MACDONALD/ MCDONALD : Isabell / Isabel
daughter of John Kelley and Annie (Fox) of Ireland
husband: Colin MacDonald/McDonald
died : 4 FEbruary 1916
Place : Provincetown, Mass
Age : 72
cause : Heart Disease
Buried : Cemetery #2 Old section Lot 469
Born : Ireland date of Birth 1844
ref: Vol 2 Pg 129 # 14 Cemetery Book pg 94
Provincetown Advocate 24 January 1963
New Beacon Paper 30 January 1963
MACDONALD / MCDONALD Harriet Isabel
daughter of Colin and Isabel (Kelley) MacDonald
died 22 January 1963
Place Goddard Hospital ;Stoughton, Mass
Buried Provincetown Mass New Section
Born South Boston
Cousin Sister Mary Fidelis = Fall River, Mass Parochial
Cousin Sister Mary Lucy = St. Bernards Convent=
Conimicut, Rhode Island
1. Harriet was a housekeeper for Monsignor Timothy P. Sweeney st St. Louis
Fall River, Mass for 40 years
2. Arrived in Provincetown as a small child
3. Moved to New Bedford, Mass in 1918
4. The New Beacon newspaper says there are no survivors.
Cape Breton Deaths October 29, 2005 Saturday
Frederick Vincent Young 1917-2005, LITTLE PONDIt is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Oct. 28,
Born in Bras d'Or, he was the son of the late Martin and Maude (Smart)
Young. Fred was a member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence; and a veteran
of the Second World
War, serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders unit. He was an avid outdoorsman
who enjoyed hunting, fishing and baseball. He is survived by his loving
wife,Catherine (Cassie) Boutilier Young; son, Spencer (Debbie Oickle),
Little Pond; daughter, Laura (Garfield) Snow, Millville; sister, Elizabeth
North Sydney; eight grandchildren Julie, Tracey, Gordon,Cara, Joy, Paul,
Lonnie, Katie and great-grandchild, Ester and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Joe, Tom and Francis and a sister,
Mary. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held
Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church,Florence, with
Rev. A.D. Campbellofficiating, with burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery,
Florence.Funeral arrangements havebeen entrusted to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home
635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be
Sarah Jean MacDonald 73, NORTH SYDNEY It is with heavy hearts that we
announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother and sister, Sarah Jean
(Sally Stewart) MacDonald, a resident of 16 Union St.,North Sydney,Friday,
Oct. 28, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Sally was born
Dec. 8, 1931, inSydney Mines, and was a daughter of the late Robert Sydney
and Ethel (Finlayson) Stewart. She graduated from Sydney Mines High School
and fromProvincial Normal College, later teaching school for many years in
North Sydney and SydneyMines. She was the co-ownerof MacDonald's Backhoe
and Trucking in North Sydney. Sally is survived by sons, Robert (Bob), Paul
(Kim), Scott, all of North Sydney, Lloyd, Halifax; daughters, Michele (Dr.
Bruce) Demont, Blomington, Ill., Lorelei (Reid) Campbell, Hillside
Boularderie, April (Mike) MacDonald, North Sydney; son-inlaw, Tony O'Quinn,
North Sydney; grandchildren, Brittany, Caitlin,Renee, Chesley Demont,
Christina O'Quinn, Ashley and Christopher MacDonald andKendra Campbell.
Also by her special buddy, Kenya.They will miss her dearly and whose love
they will forever hold in their hearts. Also left to mourn are her
brothers,Robert (Betty) Stewart, Walter (Angela) Stewart, both of Sydney
Mines; sister, Thelma (Maurice) Lockhart, California; sister-in-law,
Theresa Stewart, Sydney Mines; brother-in-law, Brian Sutherland, Sydney
Mines; sister-in-law, Joan (Donald) Cameron,Truro. She is also survived by
several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband,
James Weldon MacDonald, daughter, Beverly O'Quinn and a son in infancy, bya
granddaughter, Cora-LeeCampbell, sisters, Lynda Stewart and Marilyn
Sutherland, brothers, Angus and Billy Stewart. Visitation will be held 2-4
and7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 PleasantSt., North
Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev.
John Hannem officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North
Sydney. Memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian Diabetes
Association, CNIB or Carmen Young Memorial Fund for Organ Transplants.
Online condolences may be sent to
Count the garden by the flowers that grow,Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by golden hours, Count your years by smiles, not tears.
Don't remember the clouds, Count your nights by stars, not shadows, Count
your blessings, not your troubles, Count your age by friends, not years.
Elaine Campbell 55, SYDNEY Marlene Elaine Campbell, 55, of 54 Davenport
Rd., formerly of French Road, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, after a
brief battle with cancer at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born
in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Nichols)
Doyle. Elaine dedicated her life to caring for the elderly and assisting
children with intellectual disabilities. Elaine loved to garden; her dog
Buds and cat Suds and especially spending time in the company of her family
and friends. She is survived by her special companion, Roger Shaw; her
three daughters, Georgina, Sydney, Michelle (Roy) Dober, Calgary, Billie Jo
Doran, Sydney; one son, Clint (Cathy), Marion Bridge; five sisters, Mrs.
Vera Lightsey, Florida, Mrs. Effie MacPhee, Sydney, Molly (Bob) Turpin,
Ontario, Minetta (Grant) Gratton, Ontario,Wanda Wiseback, Antigonish; by
two brothers, Michael (Betty) Doyle, Campbelldale Road, George (Sandra)
Doyle, French Road; and 11 grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Zane, Zackery,
Billy, Blake, Tyrel, Epiphany, Brittany, Bailey Jo and Mickel. She was
predeceased by her husband, William in 2002 and two brothers, Basil and
Gerald. Visitation for the late Elaine Campbell will take place Monday from
7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A
funeralmass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret's
Church, Grand Mira, with Rev. Bedford Doucette officiating. Online
condolences may be sent to
Timothy A. Whitty 78, THUNDER BAY, ONT./ INGONISH BEACH, N.S. We, the
family of the late Tim Whitty regret to announce the passing of our father
at the home where he resided with his daughter Camilla and sonin- law Wayne
Kew in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Tim was born Jan. 24, 1927. He was the son of the late Matthew and
Elizabeth 'Bessie' (MacDonald) Whitty. Tim was a fisherman until
retirement. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is
survived by four daughters, Camilla (Wayne Kew), Thunder Bay, Ont., Jean
(Rick Bell), Thunder Bay, Ont., Helen MacLean, Port Hawkesbury, Linda
(PhilPage) Smith, Ottawa, Ont.;three sons, Gus (Verna), North Sydney, Timmy
(Wanda), Sydney Mines, Percy, Ingonish Beach; four sisters, Mary (Pat)
Kavanaugh-Young,Halifax, Clara Sampson, Port Hawkesbury, Lizzie Shea,
Ingonish Beach, Genny (Ronnie)Samson, Bridgewater;and four brothers, Dan
(Stella), Bras d'Or, Clarence, Louisdale,Melvin (Marlene), Halifax,and
Billy, Louisdale. Tim is also survived by 14 grandchildrenand four
He was predeceased by his two children, an infant son, Joseph and daughter,
Jacqueline, sister, Alberta, brothers-in-law, Bill Kavanaugh, Aussie Shea,
Francis Sampson and his former wife and mother of their children, Blanche
Dad - we will forever remember your beautiful grins and winks. Tim's
remains will be resting at the home of Terry Shea in Ingonish Beach,
Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct 31. Funeral mass will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 at
2 p.m. in St. Peter's parish, Ingonish Beach. Online condolences may be
Lawrence Vincent MacDonald 1923-2005 Lawrence Vincent 'LV' MacDonald, 82,
of Westmount,N.S., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in
the palliative care unit of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, after a
courageous battle with cancer. He was raised in Troy, Inverness County, and
was the oldest child of Mary Rebecca (Mamie) MacDougall, Troy, and the late
Duncan Francis MacDonald. His father, Duncan Francis (son of the late John
Duncan MacDonald, Troy, and the late Margaret McCrae, Margaree), age 33,
died tragically at work in a train accident at the beginning of depression
years in 1930. His widowed wife Mamie (daughter of the late John
MacDougall, Rear Long Point, and the late Mary McMaster, Queensville), was
left to raise six children, the oldest seven, and the youngest age two
months. His mother Mamie, a former school teacher, currently resides at her
family home in Troy and recently celebrated her 107th birthday. Lawrence
received his formal education in Troy and then served his country in the
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. After the
war, he followed in his father's career path and was employed by the
Canadian National Railway for nearly 38 years as a breakman, conductor,
yardmaster and general yardmaster. In 1955, Lawrence was part of the first
Canadian National Railway crew to make the inaugural Canso Causeway train
crossing. He was a member of Holy Rosary parish,Westmount, the
International Brotherhood of Railway Workers, and had long association with
numerous children's charitable organizations. Lawrence had a love for life,
children and fatherhood. He enjoyed the company of all, especially young
people. He was a wise, caring and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Although he was 82 years of age at the time of death, he was remarkably
young at heart. He always maintained a positive social disposition and a
witty sense of humour. One of his brother's described him shortly before
his death as someone who never grew old. He loved Celtic music, especially
the violin, gardening and his summer home in Troy, where he would often
visit his mother and members of his family. He is survived by his beloved
wife of 53 years, the former Kathleen MacDonald who presently resides at
Parkland Nursing Home in Halifax; and 10 children and 25 grandchildren. In
chronological order, his offspring and their children are, Kate Martin
(Tom), Halifax, and their children, Jessica and Gabrielle; Carol DeYoung
(James), Halifax, and their children Melanie, Genevieve, Carol Ann and
James; Dr. Lawrence MacDonald (Jean), Rothesay, N.B., and their children
Kyle, Shannon, Riley and Colin; Sharon Morash (Kenneth), Halifax,
and their child Kendra; Francis MacDonald, Queensville; Pauline MacDougall
(Daniel), Halifax, and their children Emilee and Daniel; Carmel MacDonald,
Truro, and her children Kelton and Brodie; Alvin MacDonald (Raylene), Cole
their children Kaitlin, Aislin and Devin; Brian MacDonald (Jennifer),
Antigonish, and their children Anna, Olivia, Brienne, Abigail and Mark; and
Brenda Murray (William), Halifax, and their children Nicole and Kathleen.
Lawrence is also survived by two brothers, Howard MacDonald
(Ann),Westmount, and Wilfred MacDonald, Troy; and two sisters, Marie Beaton
(the late Robert), Port Hastings, and Evelyn Connolly (the late Gene),
Downey, California; and approximately 75 nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his brother, Harold MacDonald (the late Ann), Troy, and his
adopted brother, Stanley Franklin, Pictou, N.S. Visitation for the late Mr.
MacDonald will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday
at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated by
Fr. Doug Murphy in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, Monday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Westmount. Memorial donations may
be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, the IWK, the Canadian Cancer
Society, or the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Hospital. Online condolences
may be sent to the family at
Dorothy J. Simec 67, NEW WATERFORD Dorothy Simec passed away peacefully in
her home on Oct. 27, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Francis and
Viola (MacEachern) Martell. She is survived by her sons,Francis, New
Waterford, and Michael (Marci) Barrie, Ont.; sisters, Ellen Hendry, Johanna
(Peter) McGillivary, both of New Victoria, Patricia (Lorne) Robert,
Ontario, Shirley (Peter) Burns, Ottawa; and brothers, Francis and Gervase,
both of New Waterford. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and husband,
Michael. There will be no visitation
as cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Funeral Home.
Dorothy will be laid to rest at a later date. Donations in Dorothy's memory
may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent directly
to the family at
Fred Billard 77, GLACE BAY/ONTARIO Fred Billard, 77, formerly of Glace Bay,
passed away peacefully in Ontario on Oct. 19, 2005. Husband of Athelia
Caldwell. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Hazel Billard of
Tom Christmas 51, MEMBERTOU Thomas Joseph Christmas, 51, of 48 Pi'kun Ave.,
Membertou, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. Born in
Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas andMary Julia (Marshall)
Christmas. He was a member of St. Anne's Church and St. Anthony Daniel
parish and had a very deep faith in the Catholic beliefs. Tom was a
carpenter/welder by trade. He was a big Boston Bruins fan and loved sports
and playingpool. Tom really enjoyed the company of family and friends
especially with a card game and a cup of tea. Neighbours will
miss seeing him out walking his dog 'Gotti.' Tom is survived by his
daughter, Vanessa Marshall (Wayne MacNeil), Membertou; his grandchild,
Kennedy; three sisters, Nancy (John H.) Paul, Julie Christmas, Mrs. Jean
LaBobe, all of Membertou; by three brothers, John AIex Christmas, Stephen
(Elizabeth) Christmas, both of Membertou, Mike Christmas, British Columbia;
by numerous nieces and nephews; and by special godchildren, Leurette LaBobe
and Derek T. Christmas. He is also survived by his special companion,
Marie. He was predeceased by his son, Duran, three brothers, Jones
Marshall, Chapel Island, Bernie Christmas and Noel Christmas, both of
Membertou, and by three nephews. Visitation for the late Mr. Christmas will
take place at 48 Pi'kun Ave., after 7 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral mass will be
celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St.Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Donald
MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens. Online
condolences may be sent to
Frederick Manning 62, SPRYFIELD Frederick Benjamin Manning, 62, of
Spryfield passed away Oct. 28, 2005, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Sydney,
C.B., he was
a son of the late Benjamin and Minnie (Abbott) Manning. He was a taxi driver for
many years and was recently employed as a commissionaire.He is survived by
his wife, Fay Manning; daughter,Tanya; sons, Craig and Sean; sister, Linda
Kane, Sydney; brothers, Don and David, both of Halifax, Stephen (Shelley)
and Brian (Coralee), both of Sydney.He was predeceased by brothers, Chesley
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker
Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, 477-5601. No service or visitation
by the family's request. Donations in Frederick's memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Marie Campbell 78, SYDNEY MINESMarie Campbell, 78, of SydneyMines died
peacefully at the Northside Community GuestHome Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.She
was the daughter of Elizabeth Grantmyre of SydneyMines. Marie was
predeceased byher loving husband,Vince. She is survived by her daughters,
Beth (Terry) MacNeil, Sydney Mines, and Rose Marie (Robert) Harley,
Alberta. Alsosurviving are her grandchildren, Stephanie, David and Sarah
MacNeil and Michael and Matthew Harley.
She was a member of St. Puis X parish and had a deep faithwhich sustained
her. Sheloved animals, music, dancing andplaying bingo with her
friends.Most of all, she loved her wonderful grandchildren. There will be
no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements areunder the
direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. There will be a memorial
mass Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Puis X Church, Sydney Mines.
Online condolences may be made at
The Advocate 31 May 1917
From the Seattle Times of recent date:
Masters appointed to command the German sailing vessels taken over by
the United States
government will receive $250 a month salary, according to advices
received today by the
Shipping Masters Association of the United States.
"War Zone masters" as published recently, get $400 a month and a bonus,
and it is
presumed that if the sailing vessels are sent into the war zone their
will receive that amount.
"The salary of #250 a month for sailing masters is said to break all
records at home and
abroad, at least since the Civil War, and it is doubtful if any
windjammer master in the
Civil War period ever received such a salary.
Captain Frank McKay, well known in Seattle as the veteran master of
" ALEX T. BROWN" , has been appointed by the government as master of the
ship " STEINBEK" , which the United States recently took over in Eagle
Harbor. He is
now aboard the vessel, which is being restored to seaworthy condition
by the Winslow
Marine Railroad and Shipbuilding Company and Erland & Company,
sailmakers and riggers.
"Until the "ALEX T BROWN " sailed on her last voyage McKay had
commanded her ever
since she was placed in commission in 1903. The BROWN was built in
Ballard for the
old Globe Navigation Company, which sold her two years ago to the Port
Company. McKay commanded the schooner for almost fourteen years and
her as his home but all the Sound's master mariners stand ready to
serve Uncle Sam
and when he was called to the "STEINBECK" command, McKay responded
Frank McKay is the brother of Daniel M. McKay of this town. For many
claimed Provincetown as his place of abode and sailing port. He
sailed for many years
from this town on vessels of the Grand Banks salt codfishing fleet.
For a while he was
first officer on the three master " CORA McKAY", running between West
Indies and U.S.
On the night when occurred the wreck of schooners " FORTUNA" and "
MORRISON" at Race Point (February 14, 1894 ) McKay was on the "
Capt. Eli McKay, riding out the gale off Race Point.
Capt. McKay left Provincetown about 1901, going, as did many other
Scotians, who had made Provincetown their home for years, to the
when the eastern salt codfishery became unprofitable. Since going to
the Pacific coast
Capt. McKay has been noted for success as a master mariner. he is
favorable known to many of our townspeople.
Thanks to all for the quick responses. Seems I had the old site and it has moved. Only drawback is they don't have a Surname search and query on the new one but I will make do.
Again, most appreciated.
Integrity is like oxygen: the higher you go,
the less there is of it.
Does anyone know if the NL GenWeb site is no longer working? I recently visited and tried to post a query but it doesn't work and the webmaster's address is no longer active.
Have we lost this resource? If so, I must have been asleep at the keyboard.
Integrity is like oxygen: the higher you go,
the less there is of it.
The Advocate : 17 October 1912
Peter Bennett, a well-known and estimable citizen of this town for
the past sixty-odd
years, died at the family home on Dyer Street Tuesday afternoon. He is
one daughter, MIss Angeline Bennett of this town and one son, Oliver,
in Winter Haven, Florida.
The deceased was born in Antigonish, N.S., the son of Jeremiah and
77 years ago and was brought to Provincetown where he resided ever
after, when only
11 years of age by the late Thomas Sparks master mariner. After
coming here he
boarded at the home of the late Mrs. Nabby Higgins until his marriage.
For a while he
followed the sea sailing on Provincetown whale ships and Grand Banks
craft, but as long ago as 1867 he engaged in shore work as cooper and
being proficient in both of those trade, and until the close of the
business here his services were in great demand at the several wharf
lishments, while following the closing of his rigging loft at Cook's
wharf he gave much
time to the rigging of local vessels in the gangs of master rigger
He was blessed with robust health until April of the present year and
he continued to
labor arduously and efficiently at various tasks until a couple of
months ago, when the
first serious illness of his long life assailed him. Prostrated for a
few weeks, he then made
pleasing recovery and for a few days was able to take open air
exercises, but he
suffered a relapse last week, took to his bed and failed rapidly.
During his illness he was tenderly cared for by the loving daughter,
who has been
his housekeeper since the death of his wife sixteen years ago. The
held in high esteem by all neighbors and acquaintances, these having
trustworthy and kind through long association.
The Advocate, Provincetown Mass; 6 April 1911
James Campbell, died at his home, corner of Commercial and Winthrop
last, aged 62 years, 2 months, 13 days. Death was due to dilation of
the heart. Mr.
Campbell was born in the parish of Driver, County Lough, the son of
Matthew and Mary.
Left fatherless at an early age, he accompanied his widowed mother to
in 1863, when fourteen years old, settling at once in Provincetown.
Without delay the deceased manfully began the period of toil and
activity that continued
nearly to life's close. His first employer was the late Reuben Atkins,
diversified business was conducted wholly on land. Later he secured
employment as carter
with the firm of Crocker and Atwood, remaining with that concern until
its retirement from
business, when he purchased one or more of his late employer's
horses, carts, etc, and
went into business on his own account. He labored indefatigably,
determined to win
success and he prospered, his industry, accommodating spirit and fair
winning the approval of the business public and conducing to that end.
During the past five years his health was poor, this occasioning a
of his labors, but he retained his interest in his business, conducted
latter by a son, until
life's close. He married in 1874, Miss Johanna McKay, who with two
sons, Dr. Matthew
Philip Campbell and Thomas D. Campbell, and an adopted daughter, Miss
survive him. The great sorrow of his life was visited upon him in June
of last year, when
the youngest son : Dr. Clarence R. Campbell, physician of marked
ability, passed away.
In his home life Mr. Campbell was a devoted husband and a loving father.
All knew him to
be a good citizen. He was a devout Catholic; and he will be greatly
missed in business
circles in coming days. The funeral occurred from the hom Wednesday
I checked my Nicholsons - Michael is not a common name - I have four, all catholic. Two are much too young. One my great grandfather married Sara MacDonald in Mabou, the other was born 1868 in Barra. Both had sisters Janet which also be Jane?
This doesn't help but Catholic Nicholsons usually had Barra connections.
Fraser Lake, BC
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