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Cape Breton Deaths November 01, 2006 Wednesday
Eileen Ann Cadden 62, Scotchtown It is with great sadness that the family
announces the passing of Eileen Ann Cadden on Oct. 30, 2006, surrounded by
her loving family at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New
Waterford, she was the daughter of Carmella (Fortune) and the late William
Cadden. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lee, Dartmouth, and Karen
(Denzel) Rose, Brampton, Ont.; five sons, Bill Lee, River Ryan, JimmyLee,
Brian Lee, Ronnie Lee and Tommy (Shannon) Odo, all of New Waterford, as
well as former husband, Thomas Odo. She is also survived by a sister,
Isabel (Jim) MacIsaac, New Waterford; eight grandchildren, her true pride
and joy, Candace, Charles, Krystin, Dakota, Jesse, Colton, Thomas and
Sarah. Besides her father, she was predeceased by her son, Joey and a
daughter in infancy, Visitation will be held at McLellan Brothers Funeral
Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500, Thursday, Nov. 2, from
2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at
St. Agnes Church, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. Interment in the parish
cemetery, with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall, all are welcome to
attend. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. If you would
like to send flowers, place a donation or express your condolences directly
to the family please do so at
John Alexander Stanford 71, Sydney John A. Stanford of George Street,
Sydney, formerly of 384 Townsend St., died suddenly at home Saturday, Oct.
21, 2006. Formerly of New Waterford, he was the son of the late Walter and
Mary (MacLeod) Stanford and was a former employee of Devco Railway. John is
survived by his former wife, Kay (Cummings); son, John B.; sisters, Dorothy
Noble, Halifax, Gloria Rogers, Sydney, and brother, Walter, Halifax.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Donald, New
Waterford. John will be missed by his many friends for his wit and
kindness. Cremation and burial have taken place under the direction of
Sydney Memorial Chapel. Donations may be made to the Lung Foundation.
Henry (Hennie) Wadden 88, Montreal Peacefully in Montreal, Oct. 17, 2006,
age 88. Husband of the late Caroline Shaw of Louisbourg. Dear father of
Marilyn McGeary, Kenneth (Jocelyne), Lloyd (Karen), Richard (Wanda),
Elizabeth (Denys). Loving Grandpa to nine grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Survived by many family and friends in Cape Breton too
numerous to mention.Hennie was the last living member from a family of nine
brothers and sisters originating from Scaterie Island/Main-a-Dieu/Port
Morien. One of the few people to have Scaterie Island listed as his place
of birth on his birth certificate. Proud member of the Canadian Army for
over 28 years. Also longtime employee of Montreal Engineering Company.
Hennie will be coming home one last time, to stay; with a funeral mass at
Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. He
will be buried beside mom in Main-a-Dieu. All of his children and many
grandchildren from Montreal will be in attendance to receive condolences.
Reception to follow at the church hall after the service and burial. Though
Hennie spent most of his adult life living in Montreal, he was a regular
fixture on the wharf in Main-a-Dieu and throughout the island each summer.
As mom was fond of saying, "You can take the boy out of Cape Breton, but
you can't take Cape Breton out of the boy." Many thanks to his caregiver
Helene Roy, for her kindness and compassion over the past three years. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB Nova Scotia branch, Cape
Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or Montreal General Hospital
Forbes A. MacDonald 77, Lower L'Ardoise It is with deep sorrow that we, the
family of Forbes MacDonald announce his passing Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at
his residence. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Alex W. and
Mary Ann (Morrison) MacDonald. He was the last surviving member of his
Forbes had been retired since 1982 due to ill health. He is survived by his
wife, Ann 'Nancy' Brown; daughter, Mary, St. Peter's; sons, Ewan
(Madeline), Lower L'Ardoise, Forbes (Maureen), Glace Bay; two very special
granddaughters, Rachel-Ann and Mary Alice, who were the light of his life
and one special granddaughter, Amber Dawn; special grandson, Mark and
grandson, Christopher and step-grandson, Bradley Groom; many nieces,
nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was predeceased by his daughter, Catherine
in 1979. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held
Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bras d'Or lookoff on Highway No. 4 with Rev.
Rodger Moore, presiding. A reception will follow at the family residence.
Donations may be made to the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department or a
charity of choice. Funeral arrangements by Green's Funeral Home, Port
John Saunders Martin 81, Gabarus We regret to announce the passing of John
Martin, Gabarus, Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Born in Gabarus, he was the son of
the late John S. and Mamie (Ayles) Martin. Johnie was employed as a
his retirement. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing
guitar when he had one. Johnie will be missed by his four sisters, Irene
Lynk, Big Ridge, Adeline Hollohan, Sydney, Cassie Clarke, Ontario, Gladys
Campbelldale; one brother, Lloyd, Sydney, as well as several nieces and
nephews. He is also survived by friends and caregivers, Pauline and Leno
Degiobbi. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Ernie,
Stanley, Reggie, Lawrence, Robert Cecil who was killed overseas in 1944,
two sisters, Mary and Mamie. Funeral arrangements to be announced and are
under the direction of . . .
William Baillie 1929-2006, Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of Bill Baillie, 76, formerly of Catherine Street,
Glace Bay. Bill passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at the Glace Bay Health
Care Centre Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney Mines,
he was the son of the late Andrew and Janet (Shepherd) Baillie. He was a
mechanic/electrician and was
employed with Lynk Electric, J.W. Rudderham. Bill was also employed with
Nova Scotia Power at Seaboard retiring in 1988. He loved to fish in his
spare time and was a great outdoorsman. He has many great memories of Mira
and loved spending time there. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife
of 53 years, Cecilia (Burroughs); daughters, Brenda (Wendell) McNeil,
Sandra (Ken) Baillie, son, David (Maureen) Baillie, all of Glace Bay;
brother, Allan Baillie, Glace Bay; stepbrothers, Allister (Althea)
Phillips, Ontario, Bill (Edie) Phillips, Homeville; sister, Janet
(Clifford) Smith, Alberta; stepsisters, Elizabeth, Ontario, Olive, B.C.,
Joan, Annapolis Valley; loving grandchildren, Amie and Kyle McNeil, Jessica
McNamara; niece, Judy MacLeod; nephews, Kevin and Allan
Baillie. Also surviving is his special companion, 'Page'. Besides his
parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Andrew, stepfather, Charles
Phillips;, stepbrothers, Charles and Stewart. The Baillie family will
receive friends at 1
p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment
will follow in Black Brook Cemetery. Online condolences to the Baillie
family are available through
Mary Margaret MacPherson 81, Tower Road We regret to announce the passing
of Mary Margaret MacPherson of 2335 Birch Grove (Tower Road), which
occurred peacefully at her home on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.Born in Glace Bay,
Mary was the daughter of the late Daniel McKinnon and Mary Ann (Mac-
Donald) McKinnon. Mary was a lifelong resident of Tower Road and was one of
the founding member of the Tower Road Fire Department. A member of the
ladies auxiliary and also a member of Branch 119 ladies auxiliary. Mary is
survived by her six sons, Gordon (Brenda), Ont., Dannie, at home, Forbes
(Florence), at home, Blair (Claudine), Ontario, Gary (Ann), New Brunswick,
Calvin MacPherson, Ontario; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, also
numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Besides her
parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Dan J. MacPherson in 1972,
one sister, Annie Cole and her husband Alex Cole, brother, Alfred MacKinnon
and his wife Mag MacKinnon and her uncle, Reggie MacDonald. At Mary's
request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union
St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating.
Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Following the service a
reception will be held at the Tower Road fire hall. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences
may be sent to
Richard Arthur Kelly 1923-2006 Richard was born on June 5, 1923, in Swampscot,
Mass., U.S.A. He was the son of the late Walter and Barbara (Patch) Kelly.
Survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris; daughter, Barbara Dingwall (Doug)
and Bill (Diane); grandchildren, John, Elizabeth and Deborah; sisters,
Helen MacGillivray, Antigonish, Dorothy Hoban, Sydney, and Vivian Wezden,
Niagara Falls. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Carol
Richard was an avid hockey player in the Sydney area. He was very proud to
have served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a wireless air
gunner in the Second World War (1941-45). Prior to his retirement, Richard
worked forCNR and later for CN Marine in a management position.He was a
charter member of the legion, a member of the CNR pensioners and a memberof
The Masonic Lodge in Nova Scotia. In his later years he enjoyed playing
golf andtravelling. We are grateful for the full and rich life that he has
had for these 83 years and that he was able to commit his life to Christ
and know despite his poor health that he has a home in eternity. Resting at
the Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, from
2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Riverview Funeral
Home, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006m at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, we are
suggesting that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to The
N.B. Lung Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrustedto Riverview
Funeral Home, (506) 857-9544. Online condolences can be made via
Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscbgha/
Once again my sister has pulled a rabbit out of the hat and, in record time
I might add!
A great and moving story, especially at this time of the year, well done
Juanita. As soon as I saw the date on the letter I immediately thought of
our uncle Dannie who was k.i.a. January 17, 1944 in Italy. I am sure there
are others here who will also be turning their thoughts to their own loved
Lest we forget ... those who went before and those who never returned, with
a special prayer for those serving in hostile environments so far from home
> Hi All,
> I have a story that I would like to share with you. I have a young friend
that runs an antique shop, and he keeps an eye out books and articles that I
might be interested in. Well last night he
I have a story that I would like to share with you. I have a young friend that runs an antique shop, and he keeps an eye out books and articles that I might be interested in. Well last night he brought me an original copy of the 'History of Antigonish County, by Rev. D. J. Rankin. 1929.
It was in pretty bad shape and as he knows that I am not a collector of rare books and knows that I am more prone to writing in books in my persuit of genealogy. He thought this one would be ideal for me. He said, "You can write all over it and not worry about it, as it is in terrible shape." He was right. After he left I spent the rest of the evening going through the book. I came across this letter. It is in pretty fragile condition. It was precious and especially as Remembrance Day is November 11th., more so.
So my first question was. What was I going to do with this letter? I hummed and hawed about who should have it, but in order to do that, I had to discover just who were the people. So it was off to the internet, but than I thought it might take too long to get an answer. So, who ever had this book originally must have had some interest in Antigonish and most likely lived in the area somewhere at some time. Maybe even close by. I had the name MacLellan to start with, that's a good name for CapeBreton. I'll start there. O.k. which MacLellans and from where? It is a big county and a bigger island. I had no idea how long this was going to take me. O.k I have one book on Veterans called "In the Morning, Veterans of Victoria County, Cape Breton" Ed. by Bonnie Thornhill and W. James MacDonald, I'll start there.
Do you ever get that feeling that something, greater than you is guiding you. Well that's what it felt like. Low and behold I had my answer, in less time than it is taking me to write this. I knew immediately where this letter would reach its final destination. I picked up the phone and called the Iona Royal Canadian Legion and told them what I had and that I wanted them to have this letter for their war memorabilia collection, they have there.
I knew who the MacLellan family are and the man gave me a number to call and I spoke to the widow of the man mentioned in the letter as Corporal P.A. MacLellan. As I read the letter to Rodena, over the phone, and told her what I was going to do with the letter. She said, "That is beautiful." She told me what she found beautiful was that I wasn't going going to throw it garbage, which is what she said most people would do. Maybe they would, but I doubt you'd find a genealogical researcher that would.
Now here I will share the letter with you and than tell who these people are. Maybe someone on this list will recognize that this is part of their research. If they are I will be more than happy to send you a scanned copy of the original.
*** A LETTER to BRO. DUNSTAN (aka Malcolm MacLellan)***
Dear Bro. Dunstan:-
Many thanks for your good wishes and interesting letter. I am surely pleased to hear from good old Malcolm!
I am pleased to know that you are well and like Theology. I was very sorry to hear about your brother's death at Dieppe. It is a hard shock for your family. I am receiving today a nice letter from your mother, enquiring about your brother, Corporal P.A. MacLellan. He made the campaign of Sicily was wounded in Italy than was evacuated to Africa where he recovered from his wound, then we came over to Italy together and all the time I didn't know he was your brother and I suppose he didn't know I was a Franciscan or maybe he was too shy to talk to me privately. I just discovered to-day that that good boy was your brother. He left last week for the battlefield and so far he has been well. Your cousin Father McLellan of St. Joseph's College, Edmonton who has been in action since the beginning is returning to Canada. I met him a few times over here, he is aging a lot.
Well good old Mal. may God bless you. Pray for me and my great family.
Sincerelly your in St. Fr.
Capt. A. Claude-Faboissiere
THE MACLELLANS, of OTTAWA BROOK.
IN THE MORNING, p. 431 & 432
ALL CALL IONA HOME, MacLellans # 543 (# 536 MacLeans) & 544
ANGUS & CATHERINE (MACLEAN) MACLELLAN, had three sons who fought in WWII.
JAMES ANGUS MACLELLAN, F89245
Jim Angus was the son of Angus and Catherine (MacLean) MacLellan, Ottawa Brook. Private MacLellan served with the Cape Breton Highlanders in Canada and England (1941-1943). He resided in Reserve Mines. Unmarried, he died on April 18, 1993, and is buried in Reserve Mines.
JOHN NEIL MACLELLAN, B37389
John Neil was born on October 6, 1913, the son of Angus and Cassie (MacLean) MacLellan, Ottawa Brook. Corporal MacLellan served in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. He was killed at Dieppe on August 19, 1942, and is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery, France.
PETER ALLAN MACLELLAN, F54691
Allan was born on July 21, 1918, the son of Angus and Catherine (MacLean) MacLellan, Ottawa Brook.
Private MacLellan served with the Cape Breton Highlanders and the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Canada, England and Italy (1939-1945). He was wounded twice. He married Rodena MacNeil, Ottawa Brook. He died on October 5, 1974, and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, MacKinnon's Harbour.
The children of ANGUS MACLELLAN & CATHERINE (aka Cassie) MACLEAN:-
02. TENA l
04. JOHN ANGUS
05. JOHN NEIL
10. PETER ALLAN
11. TENA ll (whom they adopted)
Bro Dunstan, the Francisan priest to whom Capt. A. Claude-Faboissiere wrote to now in his 80s. Rodena told me that he had been in hospital but is now at home. May God bless him and keep him well.
May we never forget the sacrifices of those who served in war, for we owe them our freedom. May we also remember to offer up a prayer for those serving today, for they to are sacrificing themselves for us. God Bless them all.
I was wondering if there is anyone out there that might know anything
on/about a Harry Moore and his wife Ada (Nelson)?
They,( I am told ) lived in North Sydney,down the street within site of the
old ice plant,and up the street from the exhibition grounds.
They are buried in Lakeside .
Harry Moore died Dec 4 1953 aged 78 yrs
His wife Ada Nelson born Feb 14 1891 died July 15 1952
Any information would be appreciated.
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Cape Breton Deaths October 31, 2006 Tuesday
Kaye MacGuire, RN 85, Sydney - Catherine Marguerite MacGuire, 85, of the
Cove Guest Home, formerly of 37 Campbell St., passed away peacefully Sunday,
Oct. 29, 2006, at the residence, surrounded by family. Born in Sydney, she
was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (MacNeil) Campbell. She was a
lifetime member of Sacred Heart parish, Sydney, and a longtime active member
of the parish CWL. Kaye was an accomplished artist. Her love and
compassion for people was always reflected in her warm smile and gentle
eyes. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1946 and worked
for many years as a nurse at St. Rita Hospital, retiring in 1987, after 23
years as night supervisor. Kaye was the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Kathy, Sydney, Joan (Dan)
Dubeau, Enfield, Sheila (Barry) MacGregor, Sydney River; a son, Brooks,
Halifax; five grandchildren, Patrick, Lauren, Jenna, Sinead and Jacqueline.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Gerald Francis MacGuire in 1994, an
infant son, John and brothers, Stanley, John, Brooks, Andrew and a sister,
Hilda. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacGuire will take place at T.W. Curry
Parkview Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be
celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Anthony
officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations
may be made to the Cove Guest Home or a charity of choice. Online
condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel(a)ns.sympatico.ca.
John Charles O'Connell - 64, Ontario - John Charles O'Connell, 64, passed
away in Harrison, Ont., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Born in Glace Bay, he was
the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Connell formerly of 10th St., New
Aberdeen. John was a member of St. John's parish, New Aberdeen. He attended
St. John's School and relocated to Ontario at an early age. John is
survived by four sons and four sisters, Frances, Rose, Judy, Sheila, all in
Ontario; one brother, Joe, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by brothers,
Danny, Manning and Eric, sisters, Bridget, Drucilla, Mary, Helen, Eileen and
Sharon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Florence Cantwell - 85, Bras d'Or - With heavy hearts we announce the
passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Florence Cantwell.
Florence passed away at her home Oct. 30, 2006, surrounded by her beloved
family. Born in Afton, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late
Hugh and Mary Catherine (MacDonald) Smith. She was the last surviving member
of her immediate family. Her full-time job was taking care of her family.
Florence was a devoted member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or, serving as
hospitality minister, the RCIA and the parish CWL. She was an associate of
the Sisters of St. Martha. Florence is survived by her loving children,
Earl (Sylvia), Sharon (Wayne) Boutilier, Brent ( Joan), Basil (Susie),
Heather (Terry) Ahle, Paula (David) Jessome, Theresa (Doug) Verge, Linda
(Kevin) Reashor, Andre (Joan), Blaise (Laurie) and Phyllis Rideout (Vaughn),
all of the Bras d'Or area, and Simone (Donald) Clark, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
Also surviving are her 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Besides
her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Percy, her sons, Russell
and Blaise, her brothers, Hugh and Donald Smith and her sisters, Chris
Mosher, Margaret Mattie and Cecelia Prentice. Visitation Wednesday, 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney
Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St.
Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the
parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia
Lung Association, St. Joseph's Church Restoration or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis(a)ns.sympatico.ca.
Jean Coffey - 86, Sydney- Gertrude Jean Coffey, 86, a resident of
Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at
Harbourstone. Born in Wabana, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John
and Florence Harvey. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Leo in 1993.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at Forest
Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Condolence may be sent to the
family at sydmemchapel(a)ns.sympatico.ca.
Catherine MacInnis - 87, North Shore - Catherine MacInnis, 87, North Shore,
died Oct. 29, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Skir
Dhu, she was the daughter of the late Katie Ann (MacDonald) and Malcolm
Urquhart. She was a member of Bethel United Church. Catherine was a
homemaker who also enjoyed knitting and reading. She enjoyed watching the
ducks, geese and other birds along the Bras d'Or Lakes with her favourite
pet dog, Pokie. She is survived by sons, Ian (Annie), Baddeck, Wesley (Ann
Marie), Boularderie; brother, Douglas (Christene) Urquhart, South Haven;
sisters, Grace Timmons, Bras d'Or, Mary MacInnis, Baddeck; eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, Angus 'Gussie', sisters, Annie MacLean, Margaret Jesson, brothers,
John, Tom, Donald and Malcolm. The body is resting in St. Anne's Bay United
Church for visitation Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. and where funeral will be held
Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Diane Kempt and Rev. Bob Reid officiating. Burial
will be in MacDonald Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction
of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Della (Mercer) Hillier - Oct. 7, 1917-Oct. 21, 2006 - Scott's Bluff, Neb.,
U.S.A. The family of Della (Mercer) Hillier regrets to announce her death
which occurred Oct. 21, 2006, in Scott's Bluff, Neb., U.S.A., following a
long battle with Alzheimer's disease, which stole many of her memories but
not her love of life. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the
late Thomas and Annetta Mercer of Sydney. She was predeceased by her
husband, Sam; an infant son, George; several brothers including her twin,
Fred and two sisters, Lenora MacQueen and Mabel Dickson. Surviving her are
her daughter, Shirley Olea, Half Moon Bay, Calif., Barbara Ehrhart Ed),
Scott's Bluff, Neb. Cherished grandchildren, Ann and Patrick Wijkstrom, Jill
Reiher, Mac Olea and great-grandchildren, Colton and Kaylee. Surviving also
are her sisters, Helen Crooks, Sydney, and Evelene Needham, Hamilton, Ont.
Many relatives, nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.A. Her smile not
only lighted her way. But also the way of all who knew and loved her.
Memorial service will be held in Half Moon Bay, Calif., December 2006.
Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscbgha/
Bill, Uncle Ron, sent me the following message. I hope it helps you in your
----- Original Message -----
From: "RevRonMaryHollohan" <RMHollohan(a)shaw.ca>
To: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
> Hello Cathy,
> The Hollohans were from Ireland, and my great- grandfather,
> Andrew, immigrated to Newfoundland, and settled in Summerville. He is
> buried at Open Hall, Nfld., because the Catholic church for that area was
> built at Open Hall, and the cemeteries in those days ( in fact, up until
> the 1950's or thereabouts ) were almost always adjoining the churches. The
> wonderfully accurate baptism, marriage, and death statistics we have today
> have their beginnings with Confedeartion, so the information about births,
> deaths, marriages, and the dates of those of our relatives going back to
> the late 1700's and early 1800's are best described as spotty and
> unreliable. We have laws today that compel us to record all births,
> marriages, divorces, deaths, and so on, but Newfoundland was not part of
> Canada in those days so they did whatever the other Commonwealth Countries
> did, and recording these statistics was not of great concern to the
> government of the day, unless the person under disussion had a peerage or
> was famous ( or noteworthy ) for some other reason.
> My grandfather lived at Summerville, Nfld., but not in the same house as
> his father ( my great grandfather ). Some of his brothers settled in Open
> Hall, some in Tickle Cove Pond, and one or two at Southern Bay, but these
> are all on Bonivista Bay, so the Hollohans broadly and generally speaking
> are from Bonivista Bay, Nfld, and their roots are to be found in the
> communities or villages of Open Hall and Summerville.
> The Walshes were from Harbour Grace and Carbonear. Bill Cook could call
> Richard Walsh, my nephew, and for mer Chief of Police in Sydney, NS., now
> retired. Richard's father, my Uncle Ron, after whom I am called, was
> married to Elizabeth Hollohan, my father's sister and sister to Sussana
> Hollohan, Frank O'Rourke's seccond wife. Richard Walsh may be able to
> give him some information. He would at least know where his father was
> born et cetera. We lived in Whitney Pier but I don't remember an Edward
> Walsh, but that doesn't mean much, there were lots of people I didn't know
> or get to know, so I think he should start with Richard Walsh and see
> where his journey takes him.
> Hope you are well, Cathy, you and Robert, and your loved ones. We are
> okay. Too busy, at times. We seem to never come up for air for very long.
> God Bless. Love to you both. Hope this helps.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
> To: "Ron & Mary Hollohan" <RMHollohan(a)shaw.ca>
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 4:38 AM
> Subject: Fw: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>> Uncle Ron, Do you have an idea from where the Hollohans originated? If
>> so, would you drop me a line? I'd be happy to pass it on to Bill.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bill Cook" <bscccook(a)eol.ca>
>> To: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
>> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:22 PM
>> Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>>> Bill C. here.
>>> Do you know where in Newfoundland the Hollohans came from? Also do you
>>> have any info
>>> on the Walshes and the O'Rourkes mentioned in Mr. Hollohan's obituary? I
>>> have an
>>> uncle(by marriage) who is a Walsh originally from the Pier. I believe
>>> his father was
>>> an Edward Walsh. I know there were some Walshes who came over from the
>>> Grace/Carbonear areas to work in the mines around 1900-1910. Possible
>>> relations there
>>> as well. These others may have come on or about the same time but went
>>> to work at the
>>> steel plant.
>>> Bill C.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
>>> To: "Maureen McNeil" <ed.mcneil(a)ns.sympatico.ca>; "C.B. List"
>>> Cc: "John & Norene Surdu" <jnsurdu(a)comcast.net>
>>> Sent: 23 October, 2006 6:49 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>>>> Maureen, thank you. I may have requested these awhile back. My Aunt
>>>> Doucette married Partrick's son, Ron. Aunt Mary and Uncle Ron just
>>>> from a trip to Newfoundland where they were visiting relatives and
>>>> more about their family. I will pass these on.
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Maureen McNeil" <ed.mcneil(a)ns.sympatico.ca>
>>>> To: "C.B. List" <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
>>>> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 5:15 PM
>>>> Subject: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>>>> > Someone asked for these obits sometime ago and I can't remember who
>>>> > it
>>>> > was.
>>>> > Patrick Hollohan - Dec. 7,1957 Cape Breton Post
>>>> > Well known and esteemed resident of Whitney Pier, Patrick Hollohan
>>>> > died
>>>> > suddenly Friday at his work at the Steel Plant. Death was due to a
>>>> > heart
>>>> > seizure. A resident of the Pier district for many years, the news of
>>>> > his
>>>> > unexpected passing came as a great shcok to cluntless friends,
>>>> > acquaintances
>>>> > and steel plant associates. Surviving are his widow, five sons,
>>>> > Leo,
>>>> > Ronald, Leonard, Cletus and Raymond. Sisters are Mrs. Patrick
>>>> > Hollohan
>>>> > and
>>>> > Mrs. James Brennan in Newfoundland; Mrs. Frank O'Rouke and Mrs. Ron
>>>> > Walsh
>>>> > in
>>>> > Sydney. The late Mr. Hollohan was a long standing member of Holy
>>>> > Redeemer
>>>> > parish. The remains are resting at the family residence, 62 Jamieson
>>>> > St.
>>>> > The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, service at
>>>> > the
>>>> > church and burial in Calvary cemetery.
>>>> > Dec.16,1961
>>>> > Mrs. Mary Helen Hollohan - Mrs. Mary Helen Hollohan widely known
>>>> > Jamieson
>>>> > Street resident died in St. Rita's Hospital Saturday. She was 67.
>>>> > Mrs.
>>>> > Hollohan was born in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and resided here
>>>> > most of
>>>> > her life. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. Her husband
>>>> > Patrick
>>>> > Hollohan predeceased her by four years. She is survived by five
>>>> > sons,
>>>> > Leo,
>>>> > Sydney; Ron, Gardiner Mines; Leonard, Cletus and Raymond all of
>>>> > Sydney.
>>>> > The
>>>> > remains are resting at the family residence 62 Jamieson St. The
>>>> > funeral
>>>> > will be held Tuesday with Mass of Requiem in Holy Redeemer church at
>>>> > 10:30
>>>> > a.m. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
>>>> > Maureen
>>>> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Cape Breton Deaths October 30, 2006 Monday
Nicholas Joseph 'Nick' Paul 63, Eskasoni Nicholas Joseph 'Nick' Paul, age
63 of Eskasoni died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Born
in Sydney, he was the son of the late Stephen J. Paul and Annie Marshall.
He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. By trade he was a
woodcutter, carpenter and most recently a commercial fisherman. His
grandchildren were the joy of his life and they loved him too. He is
survived by five daughters, Marie Anne Paul, Nicole (Walter) Denny, Judy,
Carol and Amber (Theodore Johnson); son, Ben Dennis and stepson, Jon; three
sisters, Madeline Morris (Adrian), Mary Victoria Francis, Pauline Morris
(Charlie) and two brothers, Edward Joseph Paul and Andrew Johnson. Also
surviving are numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews and grandchildren,
Josephine, Cody, Ange, Walter, Jaylynn, Kelly, Autumn, Jacob, Glenn,
Angela, Richard, Anne, Theodore, Jennay, Joy and Lillyann. Besides his
parents, he was predeceased by one granddaughter, Justine Paul; one sister,
Nancy and one brother, Stephen. Visitation for the late Nicholas Joseph
'Nick' Paul will be held Tuesday after 7 p.m. in the Gabriel Centre,
Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy
Family Church with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in the
parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Gerald 'Toot' MacNeil 1933-2006/ Glace Bay It is with deep sadness we
announce the passing of Jerry 'Toot' MacNeil on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at
the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in
Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Michael and Bridget MacNeil of (Hub)
Glace Bay. Jerry worked for Devco for many years until his retirement.
Jerry was an avid walker. He is survived by his son, Joseph, Sydney; his
longtime loving companion, Joyce MacNeil; stepsons, Bud, Glace Bay, Kenny,
Vancouver; stepdaughter, Michelle, Sydney; two very special granddaughters,
Georgina and Santana MacNeil, Glace Bay; sisters, Catherine MacDonald and
Madeline McInnis, both of Glace Bay, Beatrice McDougall, Toronto; a number
of nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Joan Edwards. Besides his
parents, Jerry was predeceased by a son, John Michael and a daughter,
Georgina in infancy; sisters, Dorothy and Pearl; two brothers, Ambrose and
Joseph and two brothers in infancy, Aloysuis and Patrick. There will be no
visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been
entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay,
849-7520. "With tearful eyes We watched you suffer And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay." Online
condolences may be sent to
Alexander 'Nandy' MacKinnon 82, New Victoria The family of Alexander
'Nandy' MacKinnon, age 82, of New Victoria regretfully announce his passing
away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Inverness, Nandy was the son of the late Angus and Mabel
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. During his life Nandy
was employed in the coal mines of Cape Breton at 18 Colliery, 12 Colliery,
and Lingan Colliery. He was also an honorary member of New Victoria Fire
Dept. and was a veteran of the Second World War as a member of the Provost.
In his spare time Nandy loved fishing and hunting and was also very
interested and involved in sports such as the New Victoria Eagles hockey
team. Nandy was featured as the main character of the movie 'Digger's of
the Deep' along with his father and family, the movie portrayed the
everyday life of the men whoworked in the mines of the local area. Nandy
also loved music, especially Cape Breton and Newfoundland styles. He would
often be seen tapping his toes or moving his hands as soon as he heard the
fiddle music. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, the former
Isabel Turnbell; one son, Alec 'Chipper' MacKinnon (Angelina), New
Waterford; one daughter, Brenda (Cyril) Roach, New Waterford; two brothers,
Hector (Rosa) MacKinnon, New Victoria and Harold (BettyLou), Richmond,
B.C.; two sisters, Marie MacKinnon, New Victoria and Tuddie Bisson, New
Waterford.He is also survived by four grandchildren, Gwendolyn (Kevin
Allison), Cyril, Steven, and Shannon, as well as four great-grandchildren,
Crystal, Jessica, Jenna, and Kendra. Nandy was predeceased by one daughter,
Gwendolyn; brothers, Allistar and John R., and one sister, Jessie.There
will be no visitation by request of the family. Cremation has taken place
under the direction of McLellan Brother's Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave.,
New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Nandy's life will take
place Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in St. Joseph's
Church, New Victoria, at 11am. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery.
All are invited to join the family in the church hall following the mass.
To send flowers, place a donation, or express your condolences directly to
the family please do so at
John Benedict MacDonald 91, Westmount We regret to announce the death of
John Benedict MacDonald, 91, Westmount on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. Born in
Castle Bay, Cape Breton, John B. was the son of the late James and Jessie
(MacInnis) MacDonald. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family. John B. is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne Emerise 'Mary'
(Cormier); sons, Neil (Irma), Coxheath, Bernie (Leona), Keltic Drive, Jamie
(Lisa), Westmount; daughters, Cecelia (Ivan), Truro, Jessie (Franklyn),
Westmount and daughterin-
law, Sharon, Westmount. He is also survived by seven grandchildren of whom
he was so very proud, Terry, Michelle, Amy, Sherri, Natasha, Jeremy, John,
as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by his son, Jerry in 2002; 11 brothers and sisters, Angus,
Jimmy, Danny, Dan Lawrence, Mary, Jessie, Effie, Katie, Irene, Bessie, and
Mary C. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, Oct.
30, 2006 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney,
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
31, 2006 with Fr. Douglas Murphy officiating. Online condolences may be
sent to our to webpage at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Edith Charmaine Coady 46, New Victoria Edith Charmaine Coady died at the
age of 46 on Oct. 29, 2006 after a battle with cancer. Born May 29, 1960 in
New Waterford, Charmaine grew up in New Victoria. She graduated from
nursing in New Waterford in 1981. She went on to live for the next 15 years
in Ontario until her return home in 1995. She worked for the past seven
years for C.B.R.S. Charmaine was a devoted wife and mother. She was a hard
worker and is known for her ability to make good bread, pies and put a
smile on people faces.She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Joe
Coady; her son, Christopher and her two daughters, Tracy and Meagan;
parents, Edward 'Chubby' and Lylie Burchell; one sister, Ardell (Travis)
Caudle; four brothers, Eddie (Rose) Burchell, Ontario, Keith (Wanda)
Burchell, Sydney and two brothers, Grant and Robert at home; many nieces
and nephews and a wonderful extended family of sisters-in-lawand
brothers-in-law. Predeceased by grandparents, Bob and Della Burchell and
Gordon and Mary McVicar. Charmaine will be sadly missed by all. Always
remember she was our rock on earth and now she is our Angel above
us.Visitation will be held at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer
Ave., New Waterford,862-7500 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral
mass to celebrate Charmaine'slife will be held at Mount Carmel Church,
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Intermentin the parish cemetery. If
you would like to send flowers, place adonation to the charity of ones
choice or express your condolences directly to the family please do so at
James Bragg 86, Sydney With sadness we announce the death of Mr. James
Bragg of 26 Loyola Crescent, Sydney. Jimmy passed away quietly at the Cape
Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, after a brief
struggle with cancer. Born in Channel, N.L., Sept. 19, 1920, he was the son
of the late Irvine and Willina Bragg. Mr. Bragg was predeceased by his
wife, Frances (Musgrave) and a brother, Joseph Bragg. Jimmy is survived by
his daughter, Margaret (Mel) Crowe; three grandchildren, David, Stephen and
Dawn and by four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jared (David), Rileigh
(Stephen) and Megan
(Dawn). Also surviving are stepson, Gordon Whitney, Penticton, B.C. and his
four children and stepdaughter, Clarice Whitney (Jerry Wyatt) of
Crossville, Tennessee. Mr. Bragg was a former employee of Sydney Steel
Corp., retiring in 1984. He was a long-standing member of the Elks Lodge in
Sydney. He led an active life and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting
and fishing with his many friends. Jim was well loved by those who knew him
and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry
Parkview Chapel, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be
held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Angus
MacDougall officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care
Society, the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of choice. Online
condolences may be forwarded to the family at
David A. Dupont 79, North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness the family
announce the passing of David Alfred Dupont, age 79 of Purves Street, North
Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in
North Sydney he was a son of the late David and Ethel (Noseworthy) Dupont.
David owned and operated a convenience store on Purves Street for many
years. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. David is
survived by his brother, Pascal (Eileen) Dupont, North Sydney; niece,
Elizabeth, nephews, Gregory, Pascal Jr., Paul and Wayne. No visitation by
request. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church
with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery,
North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley
Funeral Home 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent
Margaret Ann MacAskill 69, Sydney Margie MacAskill, 69, of Royal Avenue,
Sydney, passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006. Born in Sydney, she
was a daughter of the late Donald 'Dan' and Mabel (King) MacAskill. Margie
worked at K-mart for 20 years and previously at Spring Garden Villa. She is
survived by one sister, Betty MacIntosh, Marion Bridge; two nephews, Dan
Henry and Myles (Moe). She was predeceased by one brother, Leslie. There
will be no visitation or service. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
James 'Jim' Thomas Williams 87, Halifax James 'Jim' Thomas Williams, 87,
Halifax, passed away Oct. 29, 2006 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Site.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ralph and Hattie (Spears)
Williams. Jim was a
veteran of the Second World War. He was with the First Canadian Field
Squadron Royal Canadian Engineers. He was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 152, Spryfield. He enjoyed spending time with his family and
friends, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. To know James was to love
him. He is survived by his daughters, Shirley Williams, Halifax; Mary (Bob)
Maloney, Oakville, Ont.; sisters, Florence (Adrian) Bates and Julia
Neville, both of Sydney; brothers, Vince (Joan), Truro; Joe (Elizabeth),
Dartmouth; grandchildren, Sherri Williams, Kaitlyn and Patrick Maloney; his
faithful canine companion, Ceilidh; special friends, AG, Valerie and Connor
McRae. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Anne (MacDonald)
Williams; sisters, Alice Schwing and Sr. Mary; brothers, Albert, Edward and
John.Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert
Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield
(477-5601). A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Herring Cove Road, Fr. Rob Arsenault
officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in East Bay, Cape Breton.
Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke
Foundation, Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation or charity of ones choice. A
special thank you to the home-care workers, Anne Bartlett-Hibbs and Debbie
Connors. Online condolences may be sent to
Alexander Davidson Burlington, Ont. At Billings Court Manor, Burlington on
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, Alex Davidson of Burlington, formerly of London,
Ont. and Glace Bay, N.S. in his 71st year. Beloved father of Glenn Davidson
wife Penny DeGraw of London and Lynne Haxton and her husband Evan of
Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Lee, Amy and Connor and
great-grandfather of Landon. Dear brother of Jean Howe of Cambridge, Mass.,
Roy and his wife Marie of Sydney, N.S., Fred of Glace Bay, N.S., Arthur of
New Glasgow, N.S. and Donald. Predeceased by his brother, Robert.
Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167
Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333) on
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m.
Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to theHeart and Stroke
Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciatedby
Ronald Gaston Muller 62, Mira Road Funeral service for the late 'Bumper' Muller
will be held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. in the S.W. Chant Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial to take place at Sandfield Cemetery, Marion Bridge. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of ...
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The Toronto Star, October 24, 2006
MacQUARRIE, Brother Lawrence
During a brief vacation with family in Nova Scotia on Saturday, October 21, 2006.
Brother Lawrence, beloved son of the late Malcolm and Mary Flora (nee Gillis).
Brother Lawrence entered the Augustinian Community in 1949 at Monastery, Nova Scotia
until 1959 transferring to Delta, B.C. Returning to Nova Scotia in 1962 and
alternating between the East and West coast Monasteries. In 1983 Brother Lawrence was
transferred to Our Lady of Grace Monastery at Marylake, King City, Ontario. From 1989
to 1996 assisting with the Parish of Sacred Heart, King City and from 1996 to 2000 as
Provincial Councillor. During this time he would return to Nova Scotia to assist in
the sad process of the Augustinian withdrawal from the Antigonish Diocese. Together
with the remaining members of that community he would return to Marylake caring for
the community despite his suffering of complications from Parkinson Disease.
Visitation at Marylake Shrine (Keele St. at 15th Sideroad, King City) from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday with a Vigil Liturgy at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 10:30
a.m. in Marylake Shrine. Interment in the Augustinian Plot in Sacred Heart Parish
Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421.
October 31, 2006
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,
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
"What'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 yo's all there,
Your Local Undertakers Association
Cape Breton Deaths October 28, 2006 Saturday
Sarah Burke Louisbourg We regret to announce the passing of 'Sister Hill'
of Louisbourg, which occurred at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney,
on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. Born in Louisbourg on Aug. 9, 1928, she was the
daughter of the late John and Olive (Jewell) Hill. She was employed with
National Sea Products until her retirement. She was a member of Stella
the parish CWL and a former member of the choir. She was also a past leader
of the Louisbourg Girl Guides. She was an avid Blue Jays fan. She is
survived by her children, Joseph (Doris), B.C., Veronica (Walter) Eldridge,
Catalone, Kathleen (Sandy) Boudreau, Sydney,Marlene ( John) MacDonald,
Philip (Linda) Louisbourg, and Karen (Ted), Fall River; and her 14
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also brothers Robert (Mayzie),
Riverview, N.B.; Howard (Helen), Toronto; and sister-in-law, Snookie.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Joseph Maurice Burke,
a daughter, Patricia and two sons in infancy, also brothers, John and Don.
Visitation for the late 'Sister Hill' will take place Monday, Oct. 30,
2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. in
Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg, with Father Patrick O'Neill officiating.
Burial to take place in the parish cemetery, Old Town. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Stella Maris Building Fund. Online condolences
may be sent to our web page at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .
Ronald Gaston Muller 62, Mira Road We regret to announce the passing of 'Bumper'
Muller of Sydney, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006,
at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, Oct. 6, 1944,
he was the son of the late Albert and Ruth (Nowe) Muller. He was a longtime
employee of Sydney Steel Co. and was owner of Muller's Contractors Ltd. He
enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time at Play It Again Sports,
giving an edge to all the up-and-coming athletes. He is survived by wife,
Catherine Anne (McDonald) Muller; two sons Ronald (Eddie Prince), Trevor
(Rhoda) and a special granddaughter, Drew. Also sisters, Marilyn (Joseph
Arsenault), Marguerite (Scott MacKay), brothers, David, British Columbia,
and Ambrose (Dolena McDonald), and aunts, Germaine Stewart and Agnes
Muller. Also several nieces and nephews and
a special nephew, Scott Manuel. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by
brother, James Muller, father-&-mother-inlaw, Ambrose and Normanda
McDonald, brother-in-law, Neil McDonald. Visitation for the late Ronald
Muller will take
place Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the S. W. Chant
& Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held
at 2 p.m. in the S. W. Chant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Susan Smith
Reception to follow. Burial to take place at Sandfield Cemetery, Marion
Bridge. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the CBRH neo-natal
unit. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at
You will be loved and missed 'Kemo Sabe.' Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of . . .
Mary Loretta MacDougall 77, New Waterford It is with great sadness that we,
the family announce the passing of Loretta MacDougall of 414-12th St., New
Waterford, Oct. 27, 2006, at New Waterford Hospital. Born in New Waterford,
she was the wife of the late Joseph MacDougall and the daughter of the late
Hubert and Beatrice (Boudreau) Muise. She was a member of Mount Carmel
Church, New Waterford. Loretta was a member of the Schizophrenia Society
and was an avid skater until her early 70s. She also enjoyed music, dancing
Loretta was a very loving person who was always surrounded by several
family members and friends. She is survived by daughters, Linda (Lenus)
Gale, New Waterford, Rhonda, at home, Joanne (Lorry) Tighe, Dartmouth;
sons, Roddy (Mary),
Dartmouth, Brian (Selina), Ontario; sisters, Lillian MacEachern, Martha
(Vince) MacCormick, Anna (Melvin) Cormier, all of New Waterford, Mary (Art)
Carruthers, Ontario; brothers, Charles Muise, Hubert Muise, Bernie Muise,
all of New Waterford; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Joan Muise;
very special friend, Lou Mercer. Besides her husband and parents, Loretta
was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Willie John, sisters, Cecile,
Evelyn and Kay. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place
under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. in Mount
Carmel Church with burial in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in
the Carmel Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity
of one's choice.
Special thanks to both the Cape Breton Regional and New Waterford hospitals
as well as nieces Carol MacEachern and Lydia MacIsaac.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
Gerald F. McInnis 78, North Sydney It is with heartfelt sadness the family
announce the sudden death of Gerald Francis McInnis, 78, a resident of West
Street, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at his home. Born in North Sydney, he was
the son of the late Michael and Cecilia (Murphy) McInnis.Gerald was a
veteran of the Second World War, serving with the merchant navy. He was
employed with Devco for many years until his retirement. He was a former
Grand Knight of the Father
William Keily Council Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree member of Father B.
MacLeod General Assembly. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North
Sydney, and president of the Holy Cross Cemetery Care Co. He was a member
of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, Sydney Mines and board member of the
Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. Gerald was an active community worker
in many other groups and committees. He is survived by his loving wife of
49 years, Sonja (Bianchini) McInnis; his daughter, Geraldine(Mickey)
MacAulay and his son, Terry McInnis, both of Sydney Mines; his two special
granddaughters, who were the light of his life, Sonya and Melissa. He is
also survived by his sisters, Marg MacDonald, Anne (Dave) MacGibbon, both
of New Waterford, Helen McInnis, Dartmouth, Isabel (Romeo) St. Pierre, New
Brunswick, and Evelyn Poulain, Montreal; one brother, Jackie McInnis,
Boston; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his
sister, Eileen MacPherson and brother, Joseph McInnis. Visitation for
Gerald will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral
Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass to be held 10 a.m.
Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to
follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made
to the Holy Cross Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to
John Alfred A. 'Freddie' MacLean New Waterford It is with deep sorrow that
we, the family of John A. 'Freddie' MacLean announce his passing Thursday,
Oct. 26, 2006, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in
New Waterford, he was the son of the late Alfred and Roberta (Corbett)
MacLean. John was a retired coalminer who worked in the No. 12 and Lingan
mines until his retirement. He was a member of the Army Navy and Airforce
Unit 217 in New Waterford. John was an avid card and darts player, and
truly enjoyed camping at Seal Island and later at St. Anne's Bay. He is
survived by his loving wife, Rosslyn (LeLoup) MacLean; two sons, John, New
Victoria, Aaron (Sherri), New Waterford; two daughters, Diane Marie (John)
Podurski, New Waterford, Wendy, Calgary; brothers, Charles (Myrtle),
Francis 'Crow' (Mary), Gerald, Bernie 'Jose', Clifford 'Bug' (Susie),
Robert 'Yacky' (Joanne), all of New Waterford, and Dale (Linda), Glace Bay;
sisters, Sharon (Eckie) MacNeil, Darlene Odo, Lynda
(David) Syms, all of New Waterford; and five wonderful grandchildren. As
well as a special aunt, Patsy Woodland, mother-in-law, Kay LeLoup,
brothers-in-law, Shaunie (Gail) LeLoup, New Waterford, Paul (Sandra)
LeLoup, Halifax; godson, A.J., who brought true joy into Freddie's life;
two very special friends who were great support for Freddie, David
MacKinnon and Jim Keeping. And many nieces and nephews who truly loved
Freddie. Besides his parents, John was predeceased
by a sister, Shelia Marie and father-in-law, Wilson LeLoup. Visitation will
take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers
Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Funeral service
will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1 at St. Alphonsus's Church, Victoria Mines,
at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a later date. Donations can be made in
to the Palliative Care Society or the VON. If you wish to place a donation,
send flowers, or express your condolences directly to the family, please go
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On the CBC radio 2, tonight at 8:00 (8:30 NT) p.m.
"Voices of the Celts - A Familly Reunion
No doubt there are a few on this list who enjoy Celt music and would like to join David Francey this evening for a journey through the Celtic Colours International Festival.
The Celtic Colours is an annual event held island wide in CapeBreton every fall. Most of you probably know about it and for those who don't you are in for a treat if you tune in tonight.
You can click here to see the program guide
Hope you enjoy.
I received the following message today from a valued contributor to the CB
Cemeteries database on the Cape Breton Counties GenWeb site. Please be on
the lookout for any material being offered for sale that may match Nancy's
description below. I am sure that all of us can only imagine the
devastation that Nancy feels--the invasion of one's home and life is bad
enough, but losing the time and work and love's labour must be truly
Please give Nancy your support.
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From: nl macdonnell
To: Ann Capstick
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 3:28 PM
Subject: Please Announce OCT 2006
Please Announce I have had "An Unauthorized Person or Persons" intrude at my
home....... missing Computer Data & other things. Please contact Port
Hawkesbury branch of R.C.M.P. if you locate my belongs.
My former email address:
"Nancy MacDonnell" <kattz(a)auracom.com>
Present email address:
INCLUDES NOT ONLY MY OWN WORK BUT THE WORK OF MANY OTHER CONTACTS WORKING ON
THE SAME SURNAME INTERESTS.
SORRY I HAVE NOT CONTACTED ANY OF YOU SINCE A WHILE.................MY EMAIL
MAILBOX IS ALSO MISSING.
Years of work and information on family genealogy AND some family photos:
some of my family SURNAMES Include:
MACDONNELL, MACKILLOP, MACCOLL, MOORE, MACLEAN, MACINTOSH,
BENOIT, TIMMONS, MACMILLAN, MACKINNON, REYNOLDS, BEATON, MACQUARRIE, FOX,
MEISNER, HINKLEY, WYRWAS, ROSS, MACMASTER, MACLEOD, MACEACHERN, HART,
MACISAAC, MACNEIL, MACFARLANE, MACLELLAN, MACDOUGALL and others.
Also includes some of the work Cemetery listings published on this website..
MISSING also:: some of our clothing, dishes, pots, pans, jewelery,
shoes, linens, towels, blankets, facecloths, food, outdoor plants...etc.
DAMAGE INCLUDED other things in my home: my appliances, interior & exterior
walls & windows, roof, well & water plumbing pipes, basement floor,
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Cape Breton Deaths October 27, 2006 Friday
Raymond M. MacKenzie 67, Boularderie Centre With broken hearts we announce
the sudden passing of Raymond Malcolm MacKenzie, 67, well known resident
and businessman, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at his home. A loving husband,
father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Raymond was born in
Black Rock and raised in Big Bras d'Or, the only son of Rindress and
Gavinna (MacAulay) MacKenzie. He is survived by his loving wife of 41
years, Elma (Campbell), his daughter, Tracey (Kevin) Forrest and his son,
Scott (Amanda) MacKenzie, all of Boularderie East. Also surviving are his
four grandchildren, Michael and Noah Forrest and Makayla and Keagan
MacKenzie. Besides his parents, he is survived by his six sisters, Eileen
MacDonald, Chelmsford, Mass., Joyce Trenholm, Doreen (Wayne) Jardine,
Deborah Strickland and Gwendolyn (Joseph) MacLean, all of Boularderie East,
and Leona (Pat) Penney, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Clara Nappo
(Salvatore), Little Britain, Ont., Lexie Chapman, Middle River;
brothers-in-law, Thomas (Kathleen) Campbell, New Glasgow, and John (Linda)
Campbell, Middle River. Rossie and Peter Forrest, who are like a daughter
and son to him, and the loyal and loving staff of the Cedar House Bakery
and Restaurant also survive Ray. He considered them his extended family.
Numerous nieces and nephews and close travelling friends Anne and Russell
MacDonald, M.J. and Mabel MacEachern and Melvin Jardine also survive him.
Raymond graduated from Baddeck Rural High School and the Nova Scotia
Teachers College. He furthered his education at both Dalhousie and York
universities. Ray was an adherent of St. James Presbyterian Church, Big
Bras d'Or and a member of the board of management. A retired teacher and
administrator, he taught in Dartmouth, Baddeck, Port Hawkesbury, Toronto,
North Sydney and finally at Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High, as principal. At
various times in his career he served on committees of the NSTU. After
retirement, he devoted a lot of his time and energy to the Cedar House
Bakery and Restaurant, which he and Elma established in 1984.Active in the
community, Raymond was a founding member of the Bras d'Or-Florence Kinsmen
Club and a former member of the Big Bras d'Or Fire Department. He served on
the Victoria County broadband committee and the Boularderie Historical
Society. He was an executive member of the Ceilidh Campers R.V. Travel
Club. Raymond's happiest moments were shared with his family and friends. A
devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, he was always there for
anyone who needed his help. He was blessed with four precious grandchildren
who were the joy of his life. An Unsung Hero, his passing leaves a hole in
our hearts that can never be filled Visitation for Raymond will be held
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home,
107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30
p.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or, with Rev. Susan Smith
officiating. Burial will follow in Black Rock Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or. In
lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian
IWK Children's Hospital or Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online
condolences may be sent to
"His willing hands will toil no more . . . His work on earth is done."
Hector MacKinnon Funeral Notice Hector MacKinnon, who passed away
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, will have visitation today (Friday) at T.W. Curry
Parkview Chapel from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated
Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, East Bay, with Rev. Frank Abbass
Dorothy (Weaver) Musgrave Memorial Service A graveyard service for the late
Dorothy (Weaver) Musgrave, who died Oct. 4, 2006, will be held Saturday,
Oct. 28 at Forest Haven Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Reception will follow at the
home of Dorothy's granddaughter on Carroll Crescent.
Bernard Patrick Blinkhorn Sydney Mines Bernard Patrick Blinkhorn, who
passed away Oct. 24, 2006, was born in Sydney Mines and is survived by his
wife, Linda (Dawe) Blinkhorn. He was predeceased by his maternal
grandparents, Peter and Rachael Capstick and his paternal grandparents,
Arthur and Agnes Blinkhorn.
John Ronald 'Winky' Hall 1949-2006, Louisbourg It is with great sadness
that we, the family of Winky Hall announce the sudden passing of our
beloved husband, father and grandfather which occurred at home, Tuesday,
Oct. 26, 2006. Born in Main-a-Dieu, he was the son of the late John J. and
Mary Elizabeth (Bourinot) Hall. An avid fisherman, Winky was a carpenter
and a boat builder by trade. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; stepmother,
Mary Hall; his children, Bernice (Troy) and Marilyn, both of Sydney, Jimmy
(Shannon), Calgary; grandson, Spenser; and stepson, John John, Austria;
sisters, Linda (Lorne), Catalone, and Sharon, Main-a-Dieu; brothers, Eddy
(Caroline), Reggie (Eileen), both of Main-a-Dieu, Glen (Diane), Brickyard,
Kelly (Lori), Louisbourg, and Graham (Jean), New Waterford and many nieces
and nephews. Visitation for the late Winky Hall will take place 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 in Stella Maris
Church, Louisbourg. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30 in
Stella Maris Church with Fr. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial to follow
in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, Main-a-Dieu.In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or a charity of
choice. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .
Violet N. MacLeod 69, Sydney Violet Natalie MacLeod, 69, of Beechwood
Crescent, passed away peacefully at the QEII Health Centre, Halifax,
Wednesday, Oct. 25,
2006. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ivy
(Birch) Pendlebury. She was a member of Christ Church, Sydney, and a member
of the YMCA and Bethel Aerobic Class. Violet loved her walks with husband
Ken and enjoyed being a grandmother to her little Mia. Violet was a strong
believer of the organ
donation programs. She was employed at Maritime Tel as an operator for 37
years. She is survived by her husband, Ken; daughter, Karen, Halifax; son,
David (Hope), Toronto; granddaughter, Mia; a brother, Jimmy (Colleen),
Enfield; sisters-in-law, Sue Pendlebury, Halifax, Jean and Mary Ann
Pendlebury, both of Alberta, and a brotherin- law, Bill Kirklund, Alberta.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Arthur, Roger, Bert, Victor and Fred
and two sisters, Ivy and Doris (Bill Stubbert). There will be no visitation
for the late Mrs. MacLeod.
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Church
with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial
Gardens, Sydney. Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke
Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
Alwina (Went) Kennedy 85, Glace Bay Visitation and funeral services for
Alwina Kennedy will take place in Curry's Funeral Chapel, 775 Main St.,
Glace Bay. Visitation today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and funeral services
are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial
Gardenswill be followed by a reception in celebration of Alwina's life to
be held in the Gardiner Mines Pensioners Hall.
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I was wondering if there is someone on the List who could help me find the obituary for Felix Joseph Sampson (my husband's grandfather), born January 19, 1893, in Louisdale, son of William Sampson and Archange Marchand. We are assuming he died around 1946 because his oldest daughter's obituary did not mention him as living at that time, although it could be later. He was living in New Waterford and was a miner at the time of his death.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Cape Breton Deaths October 26, 2006 Thursday
Alwina (Went) Kennedy 85, Glace Bay Alwina Kennedy, 85, passed away Oct.
25, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Glace Bay, Jan. 1,
1921, she resided at 28 Nolan's Lane, Glace Bay, for 28 years until her
in 2004. Alwina was the daughter of Russian parents, Emil and Sophie Went
of Gardiner Mines. She is survived by brothers, Emil, Scotchtown, Ad
(Audrey), Ottawa, Rin (Phyllis), Vancouver, and Albert, Glace Bay; and one
sister, Olga, Dartmouth. She will be missed by her many friends, nieces
and nephews, especially her extra special nephew, Jamie Went. She was
predeceased by a sister, Lydia and her husband, Jim. Alwina loved bowling
and going to the casino
with her friends. She also enjoyed her many travels and made many friends
along the way to keep them always in her heart. Visitation will be Friday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to St.
Vincent de Paul Society, Glace Bay, the Canadian Cancer Society or
Victoria Haven Nursing Home, where she
resided for the past two years. Funeral arrangements will be published in
tomorrow's edition of the Cape Breton Post.
Hector MacKinnon 57, Sydney Hector Alexander MacKinnon, 57, of Sydney,
formerly of Northside East Bay, passed away suddenly at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, surrounded by his
family. Born at Northside East Bay, he was the son of Mary A. (Dunn)
MacKinnon of Northside East Bay and the late Neil Joseph MacKinnon. He
worked at Sydney Steel for 30 years in the electrical department, retiring
in 2000. In his earlier years, Hector played in several bowling leagues. He
is survived by six brothers, Daniel (Marg), Howie Centre, Michael (Ann),
Coxheath Road, Joseph (Donalda), Lawrence, both of East Bay, John (Linda
MacDonald), Marion Bridge, Tony, Ontario; and by several nieces and
nephews. Visitation for the late Mr. MacKinnon will take
place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral
mass will be celebrated Saturday at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Frank
Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, East Bay. Donations
may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
Bernard Patrick 'Bogie' Blinkhorn 35, Sydney Mines Bernard Patrick
Blinkhorn, 35, Sydney Mines, died suddenly at home Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of Catherine Gillis and Bernard
Blinkhorn, North Sydney.
He was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Besides his parents, he
is survived by his wife, Linda (Dawe); his sons, Adam and Ryan Fraser,
Sydney Mines, who he dearly loved; his brother, Peter; his stepsisters,
Gillian Blinkhorn and Jacklyn Gillis and his stepbrothers, Tommy, Johnnie
and Donald Gillis. He was predeceased by his brother, Sheldon Blinkhorn.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care of
Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take
place Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hugh
MacNeil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. I am the resurrection
and the life of, says the Lord.
Gertrude Jane Corbett 95, Woodstock, Ont. Gertrude passed away Tuesday,
Oct. 24 at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ont. She was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Millard of West Tatamagouche,
Colchester County, N.S. She is survived by a son, Raymond and his wife
Daisy, Woodstock, and many grandchildren, a brother, William Millard,
Truro, a sister, Ruth Rogers, Westmount, Cape Breton. She was predeceased
by son, James and husband, Roland.
Funeral arrrangements are incomplete.
Donald Marsh 63, Sydney We regret to announce the passing of Donald Marsh,
63, which occurred at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. Donnie is survived by his wife, Denice and his four
children, Donna, Halifax, Donnie (Cathy) and Jeannie Marie (Italo), both of
Sydney, Adam (Rachael), Alberta. His five beautiful grandchildren, Justin,
Bryden, Evyn, Brooklynne and Kayla Marie. Also surviving are brothers,
John, Clarence and sister, Peggy, Sydney, Alf, Ross, Clem, all of Ontario,
and Bill, B.C. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donnie was
predeceased by his parents, the late Frank and Winifred Marsh and brother,
Frank. The family would like to thank all of the caring VON, Palliative
Care, oncology staff, nurses and doctors for their support. A special thank
you to the cleaning and kitchen staff of CBRH
4B and our many friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of
Sydney Memorial Chapel. There will be no visitation. Private family service
to be held
at a later date.
Nathan Standing 83, North Sydney Thomas Nathan Standing, 83, resident of
Caledonia Street, North Sydney, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Wing
of Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006. Born in
North Sydney, he was a son of the late Thomas and Etta (Adams) Standing.
Nathan was veteran of the Second World War, serving with Royal Canadian
Army Engineers. He was employed with CN Marine and Marine Atlantic as a
stevedore and later as traffic director until his retirement. He was a
member of St. John the Baptist
Anglican Church. He is survived by three sisters, Etta Mac- Sween, P.E.I.,
Alice Standing, North Sydney, Alma Harvey, Chester N.S.; one brother,
Philip Standing, North Sydney, also by several nieces and nephews. Nathan
was predeceased by his wife Isabella 'Ella' Standing in June of 2006, by
three brothers, Norman, Roy and David, four sisters Violet, Esther, Mildred
and Gladys. Visitation will held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J.
Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 3 p.m.
Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg
Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may
be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be
Mark Hepworth 44, Eastern Passage Mark Robert Francis Hepworth, 44, Eastern
Passage, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, with his loving wife, M.J.,
son, Alex, sister, Sue and sister-in-law, Susan by his side. Born March 19,
1962, in Truro, N.S., he was a son of the late George and Edith (Irving)
Hepworth. Mark lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed the outdoors, music,
woodworking and travelling to hot spots with M.J. and Alex. He enjoyed
spending time with his furry friends, Rexy, Luna, Timmy, Murphy and Maggie
and also spending time with the guys at Wacky's, Dartmouth, where he worked
for 15 years.Mark was a true people person and had a sense of humour that
we all appreciated. Surviving are his wife of 15 years, M.J.; son, Alex, at
home; brother, Danny, Toronto; sister, Sue (Gerry) Cable, Elmsdale; nieces
and nephews, Erin, Jeremy, Danielle and Ben.
Mark was predeceased by his brother, Stephen. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.
Thursday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Monday,
Oct. 30, all at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Betty
Darby officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to
follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made in Mark's memory to Palliative Home Care or the
VON. Online condolences are available through
John Joseph Driscoll 73, Glace Bay It is with great sadness that we, the family
announce the peaceful passing of John Joseph Driscoll of 50 South St., and
formerly of Toronto, Ont., on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Glace Bay
Health Care Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay,
John was the son of the late John T. and Susan (Dunn) Driscoll. John was
employed with Sieberling, Good Year Canada. He was a member of the
Salvation Army Citadel, loved and enjoyed doing charity work for Salvation
Army and the Red Cross. He was also Past Master of Humber Lodge 305 AF AM,
Weston, Ont., and a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club. John loved to
skate and dance and was an avid bowler, his great love was playing his
accordion. John is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters, Deborah
Wicksand Jeanette (William) Osborne; two grandchildren, Wayne Edward John
Wicks Jr., Kori (Robert) Penny; two great grandchildren, Alexander
Prokopowitz/Wicks and Kyla Penny; sisters, Flora (late Arthur) MacKenzie,
Cecelia ( Johnnie) Roach, Nellie (Henry) Mangarelli and a brother, Art
(Lillian) Driscoll. Besides his parents, John was also predeceased by his
first wife, Elsie Driscoll, brother, Simeon Claude Driscoll. Visitation for
the late John Driscoll will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St.,
Glace Bay, 849-7520, Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army
Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay, with Capt. Kristian Simms officiating.
Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donation may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolence may be sent to
John Neil MacLellan 81, Kempt Road It is with vast sadness and a great
sense of loss that we, as a family announce the sudden death of our beloved
father, John Neil MacLellan, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. He was born a son of
Malcolm Hughie and
Catherine Flora (Cassie) MacLellan on Feb. 18, 1925, in Piper's Glen, Cape
Breton, N.S. In his early years he exhibited his sense of entrepreneurship
by starting the first part of his career as a maple syrup producer in the
Margaree area, at the age of 10. His endeavours led him to much bigger
business dealings during the next 60 years in the road building,
construction, trucking and forestry sectors. After marrying the love of his
life, 'Mary Jeanette Burke', they combined their mutual talents and
energies to build both a sizable business and family of children. 'John
Neilie' will always be remembered as a self-made
man who always put family interests first and will be greatly missed by all
who had the pleasure of knowing him. He has left to mourn his daughters,
Cathy (Russ Berthier), Rockdale, Richmond County, N.S., Donna (Ronnie
Berthier), St. Andrews, Antigonish, County, N.S., Maureen Myers, Kempt
Road, N.S., Johnene (Earl Proctor), Cobourg, Ont.; and sons, Malcolm
(Maria) and John G., both of Cleveland, N.S. Also, he leaves behind his
grandchildren, Ryan Berthier, Tara and Jade Berthier, Cortney Proctor,
Alysha Myers, Nathan MacLellan, Carley and Keely MacLellan. John Neil is
also survived by his sister, Margaret Russell, Levack, Ont.; and his
sisters-inlaw, Sr. Margaret Burke, CND, Mabou, N.S. and Jean Burke, Weston,
Ont., along with many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his infant son, John Neil Jr. in 1958 and his wife of 49 years, Jeanette in
2002 along with his siblings, Annie Mae Parsons, Jim, Mary C. MacDonald,
Donald A., Archie Dan, Charlie and Christy Mainville. At his request, there
will be no visitation. A funeral mass to celebrate his life will take place
at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, N.S., Friday, Oct.
27 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bill Crispo officiating. A private committal of
ashes to be held at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Donations
would be gratefully accepted to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke
Foundation, the Strait Richmond Hospital or St. Martha's Regional Hospital
foundations. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Dennis
Haverstock Funeral Home,
Port Hawkesbury. Online condolences to the family can be sent to
"May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him"
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Cape Breton Deaths October 25, 2006 Wednesday
Mary Theresa (Chiasson) Campbell Nov. 1 1928-Oct. 23, 2006 It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great
grandmother and friend. On Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the New Waterford
Consolidated Hospital surrounded by her family at her side. She was the
daughter of the late Claude and Mary Chiasson of Cheticamp. She spent part
her childhood in Reserve Mines. Theresa is survived by spouse, Blaise Campbell,
New Waterford; daughters, Sue Anne, Sydney, Claudette, Howie Centre,
Marilla (Vince), New Waterford, Joanie (Rickie), Glace Bay, with whom she
Cathy, Bateston, Wanda (Paul), Upper Tantallon, Lynn, Arichat; and only
surviving son, Donnie (Yvonne), Glace Bay; as well as 16 grandchildren and
special great-granddaughter, Mia, Besides her parents, Theresa was predeceased
by sons, Billy and Senely, brothers, Ronald, Paddy, John, Joe, George,
Claudie and Willy, and sister, Effie. Theresa was the last surviving member
of her immediate family. Theresa enjoyed spending time with her family,
playing cards and Sunday night bingo with her daughter Joanie. Theresa will
be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In accordance with her
wishes, Theresa has been cremated. There will be no visitation. Funeral
arrangements are entrusted to
McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford (862-7500).
A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at St.
Joseph's Church, New Victoria, at 11 a.m., followed by interment in the
parish cemetery. Afterwards all are welcomed to join the family for a
reception in the parish hall. As an expression of sympathy for Theresa,
donations in her memory may be made to the Lung Association or Arthritis
Association. To send flowers, place a donation, and express your
condolences directly to the family, please go to
Ma, "Whenever we think of you, We'll find comfort in knowing it's true,
That the love of a mother is forever, You are with us in all that we do. We
will face tomorrow with courage and hope, Knowing you would want it that
way, Holding close to us, every good memory, We will find strength for each
Arlene Poushay 54, Aldergrove, B.C. Arlene Poushay, 54, Aldergrove, B.C.,
died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Langley Memorial Hospital in
Langley, B.C., due to complications from an illness of many years. Born in
Sydney, raised in Prime Brook, C.B., Arlene was the daughter of the late
Arthur and Agnes (MacInnis) Poushay. Arlene was a graduate of Riverview
Rural high school and she received her bachelor of physical education from
in 1974. She began her teaching career at Robin Foote elementary,
Westmount, C.B., and continued her life's vocation in British Columbia.
Arlene's dream was to retire in her beloved Marble Mountain, C.B. A
lifelong animal lover, Arlene was a dedicated guardian to her pets. She was
also an avid marathon runner in her younger days and she always enjoyed a
swim at Gabarus or in the Bras d'Or Lakes. Arlene is survived by brothers,
Arnold Poushay, Sydney, Nelson (Janice) Poushay, Coxheath, Ivan (Viola)
Doncaster, East Bay; and sister, Shirley (Sherman) Hurst, Tennessee and
Marble Mountain. Arlene is also survived by her much loved nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephew. Arlene will be waked at Hendersons Funeral
Home, Langley, B.C., 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, with cremation to follow.
Arrangements for a memorial service in Cape Breton are incomplete.
Donations in Arlene's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital Foundation, the SPCA or charity of your choice.
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There was a burial at St. James Presbyterian Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or of
wife of Robert Grant
Native of Moray Shire, Scotland
d. 21 April, 1884 age 68
It is possible that he was buried beside his wife, and his name was not
engraved on the stone or one wasn't placed there for him. By enquiring or
writing to the church, the burial records can be checked to see if he was
buried in their cemetery or not.
Margaret appears on the 1881 census as being 55 yrs of age; her husband
Robert as 66; sons Robert age 35 and George as 23. [Boularderie, CapeBreton,
N.S. Canada; dis. 6 sub.dis C, page 2, family # 8] .The men were fishermen.
The Grant family appear on the 1871 census as family #20 at Howley's Ferry 1
Robert, age 55, b. Scotland;
Margaret age 54 b. Scotland;
Robert 22 b. Scotland
William age 19, b. Scotland
Jennet; age 18, b. England
Daniel age 16, b. England
George age 13, b. England
As for early obituaries, they are few and far between unless the deaths were
of notable people, unexpected, several died in the family at once, tragic
Word of someone's death actually spread very quickly within a community
without the help of newspapers, which most people didn't subscribe to
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From: "winter" <winter(a)qld.chariot.net.au>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 2:45 AM
Subject: [NS-CB] re burial
> Hi Listers ,Terry Murphy from Brisbane Qld Oz here ,can some one assist at
> all . I have a gggg/grand mother Margaret Grant buried there ,she died at
> Big Bra,s d Or Cape Breton 21 Apr 1884 ,would there have been a funerall
> add at all in any paper ,also having trouble finding out if her husband
> was buried with her .we think he died circa 1899 as he isnt on the 1901
> cens ,he was "Robert Grant " born Scotland as was Margaret , in the 1891
> cens Robert was living with his son "Robert Grant also his wife Mary =
> family ,hope some one can help here ,cheers ,Terry Murphy [Aust ]
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