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Does anyone have the Presbyterian Witness books that could please check and see if there are any McCuspic/McCuspie/Mc or MacUspie Uspics in the B D and M.
I have tried to order the set but have not received a response.
Margaret Tuttle searching for LAWRENCE; FULLERTON, CAMERON, GIBSON
Wolfville, NS B4P 1K5
I came across something interesting today. Up till now I didn't realize that there was a mailing list for google. This posting I think will be quite useful to narrow down the number of hits we get in genealogy, using the google search engine.
From: "Greg Matthews" < dialzero(a)bellsouth.net>
Subject: [GOOGLE] How to use Google to create powerful genealogy searches
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 01:39:15 -0400
I was really glad to see this list appear in this week's Rootweb Review. I know a lot of people have no idea of the power of google search techniques. A while back I started my own list of helpful google operators with examples of them. So, to hopefully get this list started I thought I would share them. Feel free to cross-post this to other lists if you like. You go to google and type the commands into the search box to use them. Alternately, if you have the google toolbar you can type the commands in the toolbox search box.
1) How to search for sites that link back to another site:
example: Let's say you've found a great web site for your Smythe family research. Let's say that site is called www.smythefamily.com. There might be other people out there who also like that site and have linked back to it, and maybe you've never seen that other site. The command to find that other site is:
This will give you a list of any sites that google has indexed that link to www.smythe.com.
2) How to search for sites that are similar to another site:
This technique is the same as if you clicked the "Similar pages" link on a list of returned results from a standard google search. What it will do is show you sites that cover material that is similar to the site you are interested in. For the example I'll use my own Mat(t)hews genealogy site:
If you used this command you would get a short list of sites that google says are related to or similar to my site.
3) How to restrict a google search to a single web site or domain:
We all use google or similar search pages to find things related to our genealogy research, but how often do we get TONS and TONS of results that are of no interest to us? A lot. Wouldn't it be really useful if you could restrict a search to a single web site? Let's say you only want to search rootsweb (sure they have search links for everything, but I don't think they have a single search to look at everything at once) or you only want to search the forums at genealogy.com. There are several different ways to search for different things so I'll show all the ones that come to mind with examples for each:
The first again uses my web site to search for the surname "Pace":
The search returns 11 results and the search box on my site returns 12 so google does pretty good with that one (always remember that google can only return results for pages that it has indexed and there is no guarantee that it has indexed every single page on a web site.)
Let's take that a little further and search for a man named Thomas Pace. Most people would put Thomas Pace in quote marks " " and you can certainly do that with your search, eg. site:bluntrazor.com "Thomas Pace", but I find it easier to use a google shortcut:
Saves us a keystroke doing that. I find this search method really helpful when searching the forums at genealogy.com since they don't seem to have a global forum search. To use the command there you would do this:
This turns up results for Thomas Pace on boards other than the Pace family forum. Keep in mind that this search will only return results for "Thomas Pace" together and not "Thomas or Pace" seperately. I've found that in general google does NOT have all of the genforums indexed, but you should get results from different forums that will hopefully give you an idea of some new places to look.
What if you wanted to search for more than one surname from a single site? To do that we use what is called the "pipe" character: | . This key will be found most likely above your ENTER key. To search for two different names, eg. Isaac OR James from my site you would use:
site:bluntrazor.com Isaac | James (alternately you could do site:bluntrazor.com Isaac OR James but the "OR" must be capitalized)
this gives us a list of pages where EITHER of those names appear.
Finally, if you want pages that include both Isaac and James on the same page, but not together (not as a single name "Isaac James") you would do:
site:bluntrazor.com Isaac and James
For some reason google tells me I don't need to use the word and, but I always get fewer results if I don't use it.
4) How to get results from pages with a specific name in the web site title:
When I first saw this operator I was a little sceptical of it's usefulness, but when I used it I was surprised. A web page's title is the text you find at the top of your browser in the blue bar. I think part of the usefulness of this method is that it is a way to further narrow down a search. Let's say you were looking for pages on Charles City County (Virginia). If you just googled Charles City county you get over a half million results, but if you set the search to only those pages with Charles City County in the title of the page it cuts that number down to just over 5,000 (still a lot, but better than a half million). To use this technique you do this:
Returns from the above are going to have Charles City County in that exact order in the title (see below if you don't want the words necessarily in that order)
If you were searching for a very unique surname this could prove helpful:
Blackwelder is my mother's maiden name and everyone with the surname is related without question.
Remember, any words put into a web page's title are going to be important as the site is generally specifically about whatever the title says.
If you wanted Charles City County to appear in the title, but not necessarily in that order you would do this:
allintitle:Charles City County
allintitle will catch variations such as a web page title "County of Charles City". Curiously, allintitle only returns 505 results versus the broader intitle:Charles.City.County which gives 5,000 results. So, it pays to try it both ways.
5) How to get results from pages with a specific name in the web site url (address):
This one might seem like it's splitting hairs with intitle, but I always get interesting results when I use it. Again, let's say we are looking for Charles City County. To search for sites that have that county in the ADDRESS of the web site we use:
Again, this gives returns with the exact phrase Charles City County. I just used this one and found a site I had not come across before on 17th century Charles City County that did not appear when used the intitle command on it.
Alternately you could use:
allinurl: Charles City County
to get addresses that don't have the words necessarily in that exact order.
Another method with this operator is:
which returns results that have "Blackwelder" in the url and "Isaac" somewhere in the web page (NOT in the url).
6) How to mix operators
It is possible to mix any of the above operators, but generally I don't as I find I get decent results without having to do that. But, let's say you wanted to search only a specific site for Blackwelder in the title of any of the web pages:
This will returns results with sites that have Blackwelder in the title of the web page, _BUT_ it will only search web sites that end in .edu (this would be colleges and other schools, no .com or .org or dot anything else but .edu). I'm not sure why you'd want to do this with a genealogy search, but if you do that's how it's done. Other combinations using any of the above are possible also.
Believe it or not, I learned the majority of this by watching a video of a college kid on youtube showing how to illegally download music from google :)
Good luck to all with your searches. I have been pleasantly surprised with a lot of the results I've gotten using these techniques and I know you will be also.
In a message dated 28/02/2009 14:19:11 GMT Standard Time,
I came across something interesting today. Up till now I didn't realize that
there was a mailing list for google. This posting I think will be quite
useful to narrow down the number of hits we get in genealogy, using the google
The only problem is that the list archives suggest that in the last fourteen
months - ie since 1 January 2008 - the grand total of seven messages have
been posted to that list. And there haven't been any at all since July 2008 !
Cape Breton Deaths February 28, 2009 Saturday
There are 7 obituaries for February 28, 2009.
1. Atkinson, Mary E - published February 27, 2009
2. Clarke, Aubrey George - published February 25, 2009
3. Durant, Ella M - published February 27, 2009
4. Gillis, Gregory J - published February 27, 2009
5. Higgins, James 'Jimmy' - published February 27, 2009
6. MacAulay, Daniel 'Dannie' D - published February 27, 2009
7. Mason, Elizabeth - published February 27, 2009
Mary Atkinson, Sydney at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada Mary Ellen Atkinson
70, Port Caledonia - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce
the passing of our beloved mother, Mary Atkinson, on Friday, Feb. 26, 2009,
at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a brief illness, surrounded by
her loving family. Born in Sydney, June 27, 1938, she was the daughter of
the late William and Mary Evelyn (Brophy) Ayre. Mary was a member of the
St. Luke Anglican Church, Port Caledonia. Although Mary was a private and
reserve lady, she greatly enjoyed cooking and baking for family and
friends. Mary enjoyed walking and visiting friends for a hot cup of tea.
She had a profound appreciation for the country and the ocean. She will be
sadly missed by her family and all that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Surviving are her daughter, Nancy (Brian), Alberta; a son, Alan (Theresa),
Alberta; a sister, Catherine (John); two brothers, Allan (Ann) and Alphonse
(Carol); two sister-in-laws, Christine and Geraldine. She is also survived
by five grandchildren, Sean, Carissa, Tina, Jordan, Adam and three great
grandchildren, Jemiah, Aeden and Gabby. Besides her parents, Mary was
predeceased by her husband, Robert (Skippy) Atkinson; two sons, Shawn and
David; brother, Bill and a granddaughter, Tabitha. Visitation for the late
Mary Ellen Atkinson will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney
Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday March 1 from
6-9 p.m. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at St. Luke Anglican
Church in Port Caledonia on Monday March 2 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vernon W.
Reid officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Special
thanks are extended to the Palliative Care and to all those who provided
exceptional care during Mary's illness. Donations in Mary's memory may be
made to St. Luke Anglican Church, Palliative Care or Canadian Cancer
Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with
Mr. Aubrey George Clarke, Toronto Born in 24/02/2009 Aubrey George Clarke
- Formerly of Catalone Gut, C.B. and Stellarton, N.S. A loving husband,
father and grandpa; a proud Cape Bretoner and an avid gardener, Aubrey
passed peacefully February 24, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital at age 81,
with his wife, Kathryn at his side. He is now at rest with God. Aubrey was
predeceased by his parents, Harry and Christine Clark, Stellarton and his
foster parents, Robert and Helen MacDonald, Catalone Gut. He is survived by
his loving wife of 52 and a half years, Kathryn (MacNevin); and children,
James (Heather), Andrew (Jacqueline) and Heather. Grandfather to Kari and
Darcy (James and Heather), and lovingly known as Grumpy to Kevin and Ryan
(Heather and Don Barker). 'Aub' as he was known to neighbours and friends
is survived by sisters, Marg, Nellie and Leona; brothers, Murray and Les.
He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will take place at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd.
West, from 7-9 p.m. on March 2, 2009. A 'celebration of his life' will be
held March 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Aubrey's name to the Salvation
Army. "He will be forever in our hearts." Condolences may be placed online
Ella Durant, Glace Bay at Westville , Nova Scotia , Canada Ella May Durant
1913 - 2009 Glace Bay - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the
peaceful passing of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great
grandmother, great great grandmother and friend. Ella Durant age 95 of
Glace Bay passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at the Glace Bay Health
Care Complex surrounded by her loving family. Born in Westville, N.S. she
was the daughter of the late George and Rowena (Taylor) Thoms. Ella was a
member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay and a former member of the
Ladies Junior Guild. Going to church was very special to her. Ella loved to
go on outings with her loving husband and best friend, Eric. She enjoyed
walking, quilting and was a great baker and cook. She was most content when
her family and friends were around. Ella was a very family oriented lady.
She will be sadly missed by her four children, daughter, Leone (Albert)
Blois, Glace Bay; granddaughter, Charlene (Gerard) Blois; great
granddaughter, Erica Stevens; great grandson, Devin and great great
granddaughter, Fallyn; daughter, Alma (William) Walker, Sydney River;
grandson, Wilfred (Mariam) Walker; granddaughter, Lisa (David) MacLellan;
great granddaughter, Courtney Walker; grandson, Derek (Shirin) Walker;
great grandson, Ryan Walker; great great granddaughter, Sydney; sons,
Edison 'Ed' (Sandra), Lingan and Carvle (Chermaine 'Sis' (Boone) - who
passed away in 1987), Glace Bay; grandson, Eric (Diane); great
granddaughter, Jenna; grandson, Blair (Kathy); grandson, Glen (Vickie) and
granddaughters, Wanda Durant and Donna (Allen) MacLean, as well as several
nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn Ella's passing is a sister, Hazel
Austin, Ontario. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving
husband and best friend of over 75 years, Wilfred Eric Durant - (October
18, 2008); brother, William and sisters, Hazel and Hilda.
Visitation for Ella Durant will be held Monday, March 2, 2009, 2-4 & 7-9
p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at St. Mary's
Anglican Church, Glace Bay with Rev. Fev. Arnold officiating. Interment
will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. All are invited to join the
family for a reception at St. Mary's Church Hall. Donations in Ella's
memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the
Durant family are available through
The Durant family would like to express a sincere thank you to Lorene
Gaigneau, for all the assistance she gave over the years, as well as Breton
Caregivers, New Waterford Homemakers and Dr. Rose MacKay for the compassion
and understanding she gave to Ella in her final hours. What we keep in
Is ours forever.
Gregory Gillis, Glace Bay at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada - It is with
great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Gregory Joseph
Gillis, 71, of Glace Bay on February 26, 2009, at home. Born in Glace Bay,
Gregory was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Troicuk) Gillis. After
joining the military, Gregory served overseas in Germany for nine years and
was very proud of the medal he received from the peace keeping forces.
Gregory loved the army and to hear news of home while away. He also loved
his guitar and playing at dances and family reunions in Toronto. When
Gregory came back from Germany he was stationed in Winnipeg, where he was
surprised to find his brother Tom living. Gregory's family loved to listen
to his war stories. Gregory retired in Toronto which he loved but always
wanted to come to Cape Breton. When he moved to Glace Bay, he bought a bike
and loved travelling, gardening, shooting pool at Billy D's and made
frequent visits to the legion. Gregory loved talking to his neighbors,
especially Melvin Tutty, who was always there to help him out.
Gregory lived in Glace Bay for a year and a half and it was the happiest
time of his life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His family
would like to thank Palliative Care workers and also the VON. A special
thank you to Veronica Gordon Simms - "they were my rock". He'll be missed
by brother, Don and nephew, Alan and sister, Patricia. Gregory is survived
by sister, Patricia Aitken of Glace Bay and brother, Don Gillis of Toronto.
Besides his parents, Gregory was predeceased by his brother, Tom. There
will be no visitation, cremation has taken place with burial at a later
date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union
St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Donations in Gregory's memory can be made to
Palliative Care or the VON. Online condolence's may be e-mailed to
James 'Jimmy' Higgins, Glace Bay at Dominion , Nova Scotia , Canada - It
is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of James
'Jimmy' Higgins on February 27, 2009 at the Cape Breton Health Care
Complex, Glace Bay.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late William and Sarah Louise
(Butts) Higgins. Jimmy enjoyed woodworking, golf, hockey, darts and was a
member of the Hawks Club, Dominion. He is survived by his wife, Donna
(Reid); son, William (Leslie), Ontario and daughter, Cheryl (Barry),
Alberta; grandchildren, Curtis, Taylor Ann, Evan, Drew, Amanda, Stephen,
Christropher, William and great grandson, Aiden; sisters, Marion McInnis
and Margaret (Garvie) Roach, both of Dominion; brothers, Will (Margaret),
Bridgeport and Joseph (Harriett), Dominion; and his dog 'Max'. Besides his
parents, Jimmy was also predeceased by brother, Michael and sister, Mary,
both in infancy; mother and father-in-law, Hugh and Elizabeth Reid,
brothers-in-law, Richard McInnis, Wishie Roach and Rod Reid and
sister-in-law, Ruth Reid. By his request, cremation has taken place with
arrangements under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183
Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A memorial service and burial will
take place at a later date. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society or the C. B. Palliative Care. To send online condolences to the
family go to
Daniel 'Dannie' MacAulay, Baddeck at Baddeck Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada -
Daniel Duncan 'Dannie' MacAulay, 91 of Baddeck, Cape Breton, died February
26, 2009. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and close
friends. Dannie was born in Baddeck Bay and was the son of the late Anne
(MacDonald) and Murdock MacAulay. He was a retired mechanic and partner at
MacAulay's Garage and later an innkeeper with his wife Isobel at Inverary
Inn. He was involved in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck AA Group as a
founding member, St. Mark's Lodge #35, Victoria Chapter OES, Gideon's
Salvation Army Board, lay preaching and served in the Royal Canadian Navy
during the Second World War. Dannie is survived by his wife and best
friends of 67 years, the former Isobel MacDonald; as well as children,
Marjorie Dawn (Linden), Hillsborough, N.B., Charlotte (Vince), Riverview,
N.B., Debbie (Neil), Baddeck, Scott (Terri), Baddeck and Kim (Tom),
Halifax. Dannie was blessed with 11 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and former business
partner, Gordon, Baddeck and many special nephews, nieces, cousins,
caregivers and his faithful sheltie, Jamie. Dannie was predeceased by
teenage son, Daniel; infant daughter, Joy Anne; sisters, Margaret and
Isobel; brothers, Alex and Dougal; son-in-law, Don Rough; in-laws, Marjorie
and John Voorhees; special mother-in-law, Tye; brother-in-law, Campbell;
niece, Margaret and nephews, Buster and Fraser. Dannie had a curious mind
and worked well with the many challenges of life. He had a down to earth
wisdom. He loved to work hard (and see others do the same!), visit with
anyone and help all in need. Visitation will take place at the MacAulay
Conference Center, Inverary Resort, Baddeck on Monday, March 2, 2009 from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday. The
funeral will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood United
Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to L'Arche Cape Breton, Greenwood United Church or
the charity of your choice.
Ms. Elizabeth Mason, Kamloops Born in 20/07/1937 Elizabeth (MacKenzie) Mason
Dartmouth/Kamloops - Elizabeth (MacKenzie) Mason of Dartmouth and
Kamloops, B.C., passed away at the Marjorie Snowden Willoughby Hospice Home
on February 4, 2009 following a considerable struggle with cancer. She
served as executive director of WET-NS, where she was instrumental in the
development and implementation of National Policy and training regimens for
wood burning appliances. She spearheaded many legislative changes with
respect to the woodheating industry. She was well known all over Canada for
her involvement in WETT Inc. and CSA. She owned her own hearth product
store in Dartmouth as well as working as an accountant for many small
businesses. She will be remembered as a caring, social and loving person
and also a fabulous cook and seamstress.
Elizabeth was an active member of the Stairs Memorial United Church of
Dartmouth for many years; served on the board, was a life member of the UCS
and held many positions within the church and UCW. She is survived by her
father, Alex MacKenzie, Glace Bay, N.S.; son, John MacKay, Vernon, B.C.;
sister, Ethel Loveall, Halifax and brothers, Sandy, Port Hawkesbury, Fred
(Joyce) and Fultz (Joanne), Halifax; uncles Fultz, Halifax, Freeman,
P.E.I., Phillip, Sydney and Aunt Elsa, as well as nieces, Marisa, Alison,
Shelly, Tanya, Jennifer and nephew, Alex; grandnieces and nephews include,
Victoria, Rebecca, Isaac, Bejamin and Megan and Daniel. She was
predeceased by her mother, Beulah Myrtle (Bagnell) MacKenzie; her first
husband, Ken McKay; her husband, Emmett Mason and brother, Ken. A memorial
service will be held at Stairs Memorial United in Dartmouth during the
month of May. A notice will be posted when arrangements are confirmed. You
may express your sympathy by making a donation to Canadian Cancer Society,
Stairs memorial united Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are
in the care of the Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth,
N.S., N.S. B2Y 1J5, Ca. 902-461-0700. If you would like to send
condolences to any family members, please send via e-mail at
Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.cbgha.org
I thought of a couple of possible sources for finding my missing Alex
and Christy Gillis and others.
I will appreciate a lookup for Alex or Christy in
One is Deed books, 1786-1912; index, 1786-1966 and specifically
Grantor-grantee index, A - K 1865-1895 FHL US/CAN Film 0805845. If
his film is available in a local FHC or other repository. This index
should be at NSARM.
Two is the Church map for CBC. If someone has access to this, whee
Alex And Christy wire living and who their neighbors were.
Three. Any directories for CBC for 1880s and later. The FHL catalog
does not list any.
I wrote to the Cape Breton list:
> My great uncle was Alexander Gillis was born Parish of Harris in Dec
> 1840. He married
> as his second wife Christy Shaw a widow.
> I find them in various records and Census but very inconsistently in the
> 1. 1841 Scottish Census Age 64 months, born Dec 1840
> 2. 1871 Census Alex widower with 3 children and Christy Shaw widow and
> housekeeper in Lingan
> 3. 1874 Alex and Christy marry
> 4. 1875 Daughter Florence born.
> 5. 1880 US Census, not found (searched but not unexpected)
> 6. 1881 Census (family search) A, C and F not found.
> 7. 1891 Census. Not found
> 8. 1896 Florence married, dau of Alexander in mining and Christy
> 9. 1901 Alexander and Christy living in Glace Bay
> 10. 1908 - 1911 No death found for Alexander or Christy
> 11. 1911 Neither found
A trip down memory lane - Cumberland County seniors record life stories
By TOM McCOAG Amherst Bureau AMHERST Fri. Feb 27 - 5:35 AM
(Photo of the two women)
Vera Furlong and Alice Hudson are two of 41 Cumberland County senior
citizens whose life stories are told in a Cumberland County Genealogical
Society project, Down Memory Lane. (TOM McCOAG / Amherst Bureau)
VERA Furlong and Alice Hudson were surprised that anyone wanted to hear
their life stories, let alone record them.
"I never thought anyone would be interested, but they are," Ms. Hudson, 88,
of Amherst said in a recent interview while sitting beside her longtime
friend. "One of my DVDs is in Dallas, Texas, and there are others in Truro
The DVDs describing their lives are part of Down Memory Lane, an effort of
the Cumberland County Genealogical Society to record personal histories of
people from Cumberland County. They have recorded the stories of 41 seniors
since the project began about a year ago.
The recordings were the brainchild of Susan Hill, a 25-year member of the
"Through the society I met great people like Ernie Coates and Irene
Melanson and her husband, Fred. I used to go to their places and be
mesmerized by the awesome stories they told about what it was like when
they grew up and worked in Cumberland County," Ms. Hill recalled.
"I once remember Fred telling me how he picked up the SOS from the Titanic
while listening to his ham radio in Joggins. He told his friends and
neighbours the ship was sinking, but they all thought he was crazy because,
after all, the Titanic was unsinkable. They only came to believe him when
the story came out in the papers a couple of days later.
"I often thought it would be neat to record those stories, but I never got
the chance because they passed away."
When she learned the federal government was giving out New Horizon grants
that could be used to preserve history, she approached the 140-member
genealogical society with a suggestion to videotape seniors telling their
life stories. The society jumped at the opportunity, applying for and
receiving a $16,200 grant.
The society compiled a list of 80 seniors - all but one over the age of 85.
Forty-one agreed to be taped. Along with the audio recollections, those who
agreed provided pictures that could be woven into the story in post
"I thought it was important to participate because we grew up in a
completely different atmosphere than our kids," Ms. Furlong said. "We lived
through the Depression in the 1930s, a world war. It was important to me
that my kids and my grandchildren know what life was like then. It's also
nice to leave them something to remember me by."
Ms. Hudson nodded in agreement. "It's very important that we tell people
what we did and how we lived because this is a completely different age."
DVDs can be viewed at the society's Genealogical Centre on Church Street in
Amherst and several schools have said they would like to use the videos
when they teach local history to their students, Ms. Hill said. The DVDs
can also be purchased from the society for $7.95.
I checked the Wset Bay Cemetery listing for CB cemetery website and can't find any of my McCuspie/McCuspic/McUspie family who are buried in West Bay and North Mountian area. Can anyone help me?? They were all Presbyterian.
Margaret Tuttle searching for LAWRENCE; FULLERTON, CAMERON, GIBSON
Wolfville, NS B4P 1K5
Cape Breton Deaths February 27, 2009 Friday
There are 4 obituaries for February 27, 2009.
1. Campbell, Evelyn G - published February 26, 2009
2. Crawley, Cyril - published February 26, 2009
3. MacNeil, Phyllis - published February 26, 2009
4. Moores, Robert 'Bobby' L - published February 26, 2009
Evelyn Campbell, Sydney Born in 04/01/1948 at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia ,
Canada - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of
our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Evelyn Grace (Nelson) Campbell
on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines on January 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late
Earl and Una (Foote) Nelson. Evelyn attended the Salvation Army, and was a
member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Branch 008, Sydney Mines.
Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful friend. She was
always there to lend an ear or helping hand to anyone in need. She gave us
all her unconditional love. Evelyn is survived by her former husband,
Douglas Campbell; son, Blaine (Michelle); daughters, Julie Ann and Natalie
(Bobby) and her grandchildren, T.J. Marsh, Morgan Harris and Curtis and
Kelsey LeBlanc. She is also survived by sisters, Mary Nelson, Mildred
(Brian) Keeping, Marion Gerrow and Winnie (Clevey) Hollett; a brother,
Bobby Nelson and many nieces and nephews and their families who were very
dear to her heart. Evelyn is also survived by dear friends, Eileen Lewis
and Dollsie Jessome. Special thanks to Christine Gerrow for everything she
has done over the years. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by
brothers, Willis, Charlie, James, Earl and sisters, Margaret, Pauline and
Una in infancy.
Visitation for Evelyn Campbell will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral
Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place on
Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Major Daniel Roode
officiating. Donations in Evelyns memory may be made to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Cyril Crawley, Sydney at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada - On Wednesday, Feb.
25, 2009, Cyril Patrick Crawley was called to take his place in Heaven.
Cyril passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He
was the son of the late Patrick and Bride (Brophy) Crawley. He was a
devoted member of St. Nicholas and Holy Redeemer parishes, Whitney Pier. In
his younger days, Cy loved fishing and hunting and was one of the founders
of the Whitney Pier Fish and Game Association. He was an avid reader. Cy
was well known throughout Cape Breton Island in the auto paint industry.
During his lifetime, he worked at Maritime Leathers, Scotia Distributors
and Sydney Auto Parts where he retired from in 1993. He is survived by his
wife of 61 years, the former Jean Gillis; three sons, John (Angelina);
Allan (Janice) and Randy (Cathy), all of Sydney; three sisters, Maime
(Teddy) Libby, Mira; Germain Makaranko, North Bay, Ont., Patricia Crawley,
Sydney; two brothers, Ron, Sydney and Terry, Mira; two grandsons, Shaun
(Jessica), Haliburton, Ont.; David, Sydney and granddaughter, Meggan,
Sydney. He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Bill. There will be
no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. A reception
will follow at St. Nicholas Hall on Gatacre Street, Whitney Pier. Cys
family would like to thank all those who helped in any way. Donations may
be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be sent to
Phyllis MacNeil, Sydney Born in 26/02/1930 at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia ,
Canada - Phyllis MacNeil, 79, a resident of Terrance Manor, Glace Bay,
passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, February 25,
2009, after a short illness. Born in Glace Bay, February 26, 1930, she was
a daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie MacNeil. She is survived by
brothers, Mike, Jerry, Gordon, Ronald and Joseph; sisters, Mary, Joan and
Jeanette. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Eric
and Danny and a sister, Evelyn. No visitation. Interment service at a later
date. Condolences to
Robert 'Bobby' Moores, London at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada - Sgt.
(Retired) Robert Laughlin Moores, passed away after a lengthy battle with
cancer on February 16, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, N.S. to parents Clarence
and Mary Moores. Loving husband and best friend of Gertrude (MacNeil)
married 43 years; cherished, father of Mary, Sue, Roberta, (John). Brother
of Rose Garland, Clary and Al (Rosealie) all of Glace Bay, N.S. Predeceased
by his loving parents, Clarence Charlie and Mary and his brother, John
Jook. Lovingly remembered also by the Waddens, MacNeils and Claybournes.
A special thank you to the staff at both Campus of (L.H.S.C.) including
Dr. Diane Logan. Visitation was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997
Dundas Street, East on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. Funeral service was held
in the chapel on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. In lieu of flowers donations to
the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be
appreciated by the family.
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The CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION regrets to advise that
due to unforeseen scheduling problems it is necessary to cancel our March
2009 member's meeting. We regret having to cancel but we really have no
choice at this time. The April meeting will be held and an email notice will
be sent to members. Thank you for your understanding. Norm Macdonald, CBGHA
I tend to agree with Juanita (again!) - it's probably more likely that
they were missed in the transcription than the census -individuals were
often missed but not whole families. Otherwise you might try searching
for their neighbours to see if they are there....
Cape Breton Deaths February 26, 2009 Thursday
There are 5 obituaries for February 26, 2009.
1. Currie, Mary C - published February 25, 2009
2. Fraser, Gregory P - published February 25, 2009
3. MacDonald, Ferne I - published February 25, 2009
4. Murphy, Mary - published February 25, 2009
5. Winterbottom, Edward - published February 25, 2009
Mary Currie, Dominion Born in Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada, - It is
with great sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved
mother, Mary Carmella Currie. Mom passed away at her home in Dominion,
surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Born in
Reserve Mines, Carmella was the daughter of the late George and Grace
(Robinson) MacDonald. Carmella was a loving mother and a wonderful friend.
She was always there to lend an ear or a helping hand to anyone in need.
Carmella was a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Immaculate
Conception Church, Bridgeport. She is survived by sons, George, Danny and
John (Debbie); daughters, Amelia and Grace Somerton (Billy Jardine) and six
grandchildren, Lawrence, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Victoria and Coady. Also
surviving are siblings, Jerry MacDonald (Shirley), John R. MacDonald
(Karen) and a sister Christella MacDonald. Carmella was predeceased by her
husband, Lawrence and two sisters, Amelia MacDonald and Cle Martell.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St.,
Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Gerald Campbell will be
celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church,
Bridgeport, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment at a
later date in the parish cemetery. Condolences to the family can be
"We love You will live in Our hearts forever."
Gregory Fraser, Marion Bridge Born in Meat Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, - It
is with deep regret that we, the family announce the passing of Greg
Fraser, which occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, from a brief illness.
Born in Meat Cove, he was the son of the late Angus and Ronnie (MacLellan)
Fraser. Greg was employed with several companies in Hamilton, Ont., until
his moving home to Cape Breton to retire. He enjoyed spending time
outdoors, fishing, snowmobiling and tinkering around the house. He had a
great love for animals. Greg is survived by his former wife, Evelyn Hill;
their children, Cathy Fraser, Gregory John Fraser, both of Hamilton; and
three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Joy Fraser (David
Williams), Mulgrave, Sharon (Cyril) Fraser, Bay St. Lawrence, Donna (Wild
Allan) Bonnar, Meat Cove, Chandra Lee, Boston; his brothers, Johnny (Ann
Marie), Hamilton, George (Donna), Brian, both of South Bar, as well as
several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and his beloved companion, Rex.
As per Greg's request there will be no visitation. A private family service
will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society.
When tomorrow starts, I will remember you, When the wind blows, I will
remember you, When the storm clouds roll in, I will remember you, In
everything I do,
I will remember you.
Online condolences may be sent through our webpage at
Ferne MacDonald, Halifax Born in Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada, - Ferne
Isabel MacDonald, R.N., 92, Whycocomagh, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
in Northwood Rest Home, Halifax. Born in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, she was
the daughter of the late Dan and Sara Mae (Austin) MacDonald. She was a
graduate nurse of Glace Bay General Hospital, School of Nursing 1942. She
was employed at Neils Harbour, Cape Breton; Cornwallis Navy Hospital and
Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax before serving in R.C.A.F., where she was
stationed in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Sask. and Trenton, Ont. Her career took
her overseas to Germany for a number of years, returning to work in British
Colombia for Health and Welfare as an Airport Health Nurse. She also nursed
at the Cocaletza Native Hospital in Northern B.C., before her retirement in
1977. She was a member of Stewart United Church, Whycocomagh; the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 123; Dr. Gordon MacLeod Chapter 37, Order of the
Eastern Star and Bayville Senior Citizens Club.
She was predeceased by bothers, Dr. Austin and Harvey; sisters, Jessie Rose
Fownes, Annie Laura Johnson and Muriel Christine McLean. She is survived
by sister-in-law and friend, Marie MacDonald, Baddeck and four generation
of cousins, nieces and nephews, who loved her and will miss her kindness
and caring ways. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
at 11 a.m. in Stewart United Church. The Order of the Eastern Star and the
Whycocomagh Legion, Branch 123 will share in the service, Rev. Donna
Tourneur officiating. Burial at a later date in Stewartdale Cemetery.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Ferne may be made to
charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and
direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at
Mary Murphy, Sydney Mines Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada, - It
is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Murphy, 86, on
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the home of her son Carl, with whom she
resided. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William
James and Sarah (Murphy) Sullivan. She was a member of St. Pius X parish,
Sydney Mines. Mary is survived by her sons, Carl, Sydney Mines,Bill,
Cornerbrook, Nfld. and her daughter, Brenda Taylor, Kingston, Ont. She is
also survived by her grandchildren, Christine, Chad, Crista, Sheri-Lyn, and
Jon; several great-grandchildren and her special great-granddaughter,
Carissa, who sat with her and cared for her; also a sister, Marg Wier in
Ontario. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Russell
William Murphy in 1998 and brothers and sisters, Sarah, Catherine, Eugene
(Hap), Owie, John, Susan, Bill, Jim and Nora. Mary's family would like to
thank all those who helped out in any way during her illness.
Visitation for Mary Murphy will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home,
635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral mass celebrating her life will take place on Saturday at 10
a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Main Street, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Hughie
MacNeil officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations
in Mary's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society, or the
Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Edward Winterbottom Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, - Edward
Winterbotton, 95, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in Valrico, Florida. He
returned to Sydney from Boston, Mass., after retiring in 1980. He was
predeceased by his wife, Catherine; son, Johnny; sister, Marie W. Wilson;
and brother, John 'Buster' Winterbottom. He is survived by his daughter,
Marge Rhodes; four granddaughters, Anne Winterbottom, Eileen Winterbottom
Green, Kathleen Winterbottom Lane, Catherine (Kate) Rhodes; grandson,
Christopher Rhodes and an extended loving family. A visitation will be
held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel,
Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28,
2009 at St. Barra Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Barra Cemetery, Christmas Island.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel(a)ns.sympatico.ca of
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I can't give you an estimate on how many people were missed on any given
census. I can tell you this though, if you are sure that they are in the
given area during the time of a census, it might take a page by page search
of the images to find them.
I recently was looking for several families, and knew they were in a
particular area, and hadn't left it. Neither autogenealogy/archives
canada/ancestry indexing had them. It took a page by page search of the area
to finally discover them. They were there and under their own names spelled
correctly. Everyone had missed the boat on transcribing the names correctly.
Thank heaven the eneumerator didn't miss them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob gillis" <robertgillis(a)verizon.net>
To: "Cape Breton" <ns-cape-breton(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:02 AM
Subject: [NS-CB] Gillises missing from Census
> My great uncle was Alexander Gillis was born Parish of Harris in Dec
> 1840. He married
> as his second wife Christy Shaw a widow.
> I find them in various records and Census but very inconsistently in the
Hi Bob et all,
You have to watch the Gillises carefully. They were always sneaky and often changed their name to that of the parent clan, MacDonald of Clan Ranald. Later some would go back to the Gillis name, just to screw up the government and later genealogists.
I hope this helps.
Allan J. Gillis, Ottawa
My great uncle was Alexander Gillis was born Parish of Harris in Dec
1840. He married
as his second wife Christy Shaw a widow.
I find them in various records and Census but very inconsistently in the
1. 1841 Scottish Census Age 64 months, born Dec 1840
2. 1871 Census Alex widower with 3 children and Christy Shaw widow and
housekeeper in Lingan
3. 1874 Alex and Christy marry
4. 1875 Daughter Florence born.
5. 1880 US Census, not found (searched but not unexpected)
6. 1881 Census (family search) A, C and F not found.
7. 1891 Census. Not found
8. 1896 Florence married, dau of Alexander in mining and Christy
9. 1901 Alexander and Christy living in Glace Bay
10. 1908 - 1911 No death found for Alexander or Christy
11. 1911 Neither found
Does anyone have estimates on what percentage of persons were missed in
the various Census?
Cape Breton Deaths February 25, 2009 Wednesday
There are 3 obituaries for February 25, 2009.
1. Bunyan, Carly K - published February 24, 2009
2. Faulkner, Roy 'Ken' K - published February 24, 2009
3. Kelly, Ruth Elizabeth - published February 24, 2009
Carly Bunyan, Troy
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, June 19, 1982
On Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, our Carly passed away peacefully at home surrounded by
her family and friends.
She was born on June 19, 1982, in Hamilton, Ont., but grew up on Cape
Carly was the oldest daughter of John and Kathy (MacNeil) Bunyan, and loving
sister of Paul, Jackie and Neil.
Carly was an amazing young women who attained many remarkable accomplishments in
her 26 years of life. She graduated from SAERC High School in 2000 as female
athlete of the year. After graduating she went on to study at the University of
Maine, on a full athletic scholarship. During her second year of studies she was
diagnosed with a brain tumour and had to take a reprieve from her studies.
However, as she expressed in her own words, Giving up means you have to quit .
. . I decided not to give up.
Staying true to her words, Carly went on to eventually graduate in 2006 with a
bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Maine. She was a
gold medal scholar-athlete award winner who maintained a high aggregate for the
duration of her studies and remained on the Deans list. She was captain of the
University of Maine womens track team from 2005-2006. In 2005, she was
recipient of the prestigious NCAA Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement
Award in Raleigh, North Carolina, along with only three other individuals in the
United States of America. However, she was the only non-American to receive this
award an award intended to honour student athletes who have overcome great
personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while
participating in intercollegiate athletics.
Carly participated in two Canada Summer Games one in London, Ont. in 2001 and
the other in Regina, Sask. in 2005. In Saskatchewan she was the Team Nova Scotia
flag bearer for the closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games a unanimous
decision by the track team. She also participated in many other sporting events
such as the Junior Nationals and Legions.
Carly still holds provincial records for the triple jump across four age
classes. She was involved in many different sports in her lifetime, and a
beautiful highland dancer who captivated everyone with her infectious smile. She
was honorary chair for the Relay for Life in 2007, and was an inspirational
speaker at various events.
Carly travelled extensively in her lifetime she went to Europe, saw the Mayan
Ruins in Mexico, travelled across the country and participated in an
archaeological dig at the Fortress of Louisburg. She had several interests and
experienced many wonderful adventures. Carly went horseback riding and skiing in
the Rocky Mountains, boating on lakes and the ocean, fishing, canoeing and
four-wheeling. However, her favourite place to be was at the family sugar camp
in Queensville. Carly and her father returned here every spring to tap the maple
trees and to make maple syrup. This was a special place that the family visited.
She loved music, guitar, dancing, track, meeting new people, travelling,
laughing, purses, shopping, shoes, the outdoors, drawing, sports, animals,
chocolate and archaeology.
She described herself by saying, I am a generally happy person . . . I like to
party, like to have fun. I love sports, the beach and I especially love my
family. Archaeology is my passion . . . One of her favourite quotes was
Whether you think you can or think you cant you are right.
One year ago Carlys brain tumour returned and eventually the cancer overtook
her but she made a gallant fight and lived twice as long as most individuals
inflicted with this type of cancer. Through it all, she was always more
concerned with others than herself.
Carly will never be forgotten. Her beautiful smile, gentle demeanour,
selflessness, courage and unwavering spirit will remain with us always.
Besides being survived by her parents, John and Kathy, she is also survived by
maternal grandparents, Isabelle (Billy Bouchie) and paternal grandparents, Frank
Bunyan and Aleda Riendeau. She will be forever missed by her brother, Paul,
Antigonish; sister, Jackie, Troy, and youngest brother, Neil, Troy; along with
several aunts and uncles, Bernadette MacNeil, Fort McMurray, Barbara (Harvey
MacKinnon), Port Hastings, Liz (Brian Johnston), Port Hastings, Viola MacLeod,
Halifax, Carl MacNeil (Cathy), Halifax, Barry MacNeil (Carol), Halifax, Debbie
(Tom Graham), Judique, Tammy Bunyan (Bobby), Port Hawkesbury, Bill (Carol
Bunyan), Bridgetown, and Frances Chambers (Tim), Lower Sackville. She had a very
special relationship with many of her cousins, Corey, Garret, Meghann, Kelsey,
Marie, Hillary, Katie, Melanie, Jessie, Jody, Sarah, Amy, Bradley, Aaron, Dylan,
Natasha, Jayde, Kaylee, Coleman, Billie Jean, Patrick, Tina, Gary, Chad, John,
Kathleen, Maggie, Cassie, Hannah, Gracie, Michael, Willie and Eugene. She will
also be remembered and cherished by her special love Adam Marchand and close
friends, Candace, Staci and Emma, as well as her coach of many years, Lauchie
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Francis MacNeil, Uncle Gary
MacDonald and Uncle John Francis MacNeil, who passed in infancy.
The family would like to sincerely thank all those who attended and supported
Carly in her last days; home support workers, nurses and palliative care in both
Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury with special thanks to Nancy Cameron and Marie
MacNeil. Her aunts, Tammy and Debbie felt privileged to lovingly care for her
until the very end, along with her sweetheart, Adam. The presence of everyone
friends, relatives, her godmother and others meant the world at such a difficult
Visitation will be held at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury from
1-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, with funeral Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 11
a.m. at Stella Maris Church, Creignish, with Fr. Hughie D. MacDonald
Memorial donations can be made to Palliative Care Strait Richmond Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to: www.haverstocks.com,
Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love, because a heart can break
but a circle goes on forever. . . From Carly (Facebook).
Roy 'Ken' Faulkner, Musquodoboit Born in Upper Lakeville, Nova Scotia,
Canada, April 20, 1922 - Roy Kenneth Ken Faulkner, 86, Lake Charlotte,
passed away February 22, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit
Harbour. Born April 20, 1922, in Upper Lakeville, he was a son of the late
Henry and Cora
(Blakeney) Faulkner. He was a veteran of the Second World War. For 35 years
he operated his own flooring business in the Halifax/Dartmouth area until
his retirement in 1981. He then moved to Lake Charlotte to enjoy his
passions of hunting, fishing, gardening and working in his woodpile. Ken
lovingly enjoyed his family and friends, campfires by the lake and a glass
of good red wine.
Surviving are his sons, Harry (Audrey), Baddeck, Larry (Janice), Economy, David
(Janete), Lake Charlotte; grandchildren, Heather (Jason), Pugwash, Stephen,
South Korea; their mother, Susan Faulkner, Amherst; Kenny (Hilary), Edmonton,
Diane (Adam), Dartmouth, Jeffrey and Emily, Lake Charlotte; great-granddaughter,
Talia, Dartmouth; sister, Roxy Kidson, Upper Lakeville; sisters-in-law, Jean
Turple, Lake Charlotte, Dorothy Smith, Dartmouth; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Rena (Turple); brother, Arthur;
sister, Florence Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Oliver Kidson and Doug Mitchell,
Edsel, Calvin and Loyal Turple; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Faulkner and Carol
Turple. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday), in
Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Service 11 a.m. Thursday in
St. James Anglican Church, Upper Lakeville. Interment to follow in St.
James Church Cemetery, Upper Lakeville, Fr. Paul Findlay officiating. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church
Cemetery, Upper Lakeville.
Ruth Elizabeth Kelly North Sydney/Middle Musquodoboit - Funeral service for
the late Ruth Elizabeth Kelly, who passed away on Feb 18, 2009, will be
held Friday, Feb 27, at 2 pm, in Riverside United Church, Elmsvale, with
Rev Marjory Cornelius officiating. Please note the change of place of
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I am planning a trip to Gairloch, Scotland where Duncan Fraser was born in 1871. His son Roderick, born 1814, settled in Cape Breton and died in Pleasant Bay in 1892. He had a son Alexander, 1844 - 1898, who had a daughter, my Grandmother Jessie Ann 1875 - 1954.
Does anyone have information about this line, especially Duncan Fraser, his family and his ancestors in Gairloch.
Cape Breton Deaths February 24, 2009 Tuesday
Richard Allan MacLennan - The visitation for the late Richard MacLennan who
passed away on Feb. 19, 2009, will take place today (Tuesday), Feb. 24,
2009, from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at the S.W.
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Online condolences
may be sent through our webpage at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chantís Funeral Homes
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Cape Breton Deaths February 24, 2009 Tuesday
There are 8 obituaries for February 24, 2009.
1. Beaton, Olive M - published February 23, 2009
2. Blackie, Willena (Lee) - published February 23, 2009
3. MacMullin, Margaret I - published February 23, 2009
4. Murray, Robert 'Papa' - published February 23, 2009
5. Paul, Gilbert G - published February 23, 2009
6. Prossin, Yomen S - published February 23, 2009
7. Grant, Jane "Jean" - published February 23, 2009
8. Pottie, Henry Edward - published February 23, 2009
Olive Beaton, Sydney Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, - Olive Mae
Beaton, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of 111 George St.,
Sydney, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. Olive was born in
Sydney, daughter of the late Alice (Beaton) and John Alexander MacLean. She
was retired from the Attorney General's Department, having been employed as
secretary in the Provincial Judge's office, Sydney. Olive was a member of
St. Andrew's United Church, former choir member and occasional supply
church organist and was a member of Beinn Bhreagh Chapter IODE and the
MacLean Clan Association. In former years, she was involved in community
affairs and musical activities
Survived by two sons, Glenn Arnold (Anne), Ottawa and G. Wayne (Carol), Ben
Eoin; grandchildren, Joanne, Donna, Meaghan and Michael. Predeceased by her
husband, Gordon L.; brother, Alistar and sister, Emma MacDonald. There will
be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at Sydney
Memorial Chapel on Thursday 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating.
Interment will take place in Upper Leitches Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Cove Guest Home. Condolences may be sent to
the family at
Willena (Lee) Blackie, Sydney Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, - It
is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother
grandmother, Lee Blackie on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alex
and Jemimah (MacKeigan) Lynk and step-father, Jim Boyd. She was a member of
St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. Lee is survived by her three sons, Charles
(Theresa), Jim (Diane) and David (Debbie), all of Sydney Mines. She will be
sadly missed by her granddaughters, "her girls", Charlene, Samantha, Rachel
(Andrew), Katie, Rebecca, Terra (Brian), and by her great-grandson, Regan.
She is also survived by her sisters, Violet (Frank) Donato, Sydney Mines,
Emma Krvzanowski, St. Catharines, Ont.; a brother, Danny Boyd, London, Ont.
and a number of special nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Lee was
predeceased by her husband Walter, sister Henrietta, and brothers Bob,
Billy, Colin, Fred, Jake, and Jim. There will be no visitation. Cremation
will take place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home,
Main Street, Sydney Mines. A funeral mass to celebrate Lee's life will be
held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney
Mines, with Fr. Hughie MacNeil officiating. A reception will follow in the
parish hall. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Margaret MacMullin, Calgary Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada,
November 29, 1918 - "Come day, go a day" The children of Margaret Isabel
MacMullin, widow of the late Arthur Pius, (Boisdale) MacMullin (d. 1980),
have surrendered to God a devoted servant. Born November 29, 1918, in New
Waterford, Nova Scotia, Margaret was the eldest daughter of Daniel Michael
and Josephine Helen (Ranson) McPhee. She completed the circle of life on
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at her second home in Calgary, Alta., surrounded by
her family. A woman devoted to God and family, Margaret's continuous
prayers for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave
them the assurance of love
and protection. Margaret had 19 pregnancies and delivered 22 children, two
of whom died in early infancy and three of whom were stillborn. She is
survived by 17 children, 10 daughters and seven sons, Elizabeth (Raymond)
Flemming, Anne Marie (late Gordon) Mont, Patricia (Waldemar) Gert, Mary
(Francis) Chiasson, Agnes (Lorne) Fredericksen, Elaine (Stanton) Morris,
Geralyn (Joe Lecce), Katherine (Daniel) Moore, all of Calgary, Rose (late
Roderick) MacLellan, New Waterford and Andrea (Donald) MacEachreon,
Moncton; Don (Shirley), Cold Lake, Alta., Vincent (Karen), San Diego,
California, John (Sylvia), Dutch Brook and Halifax, Gerard (Cindy), Walnut
Creek, California, Michael (Nicole), Montreal, Peter, Sydney and Kenneth
(Claire), Sugar Land, Texas. Margaret also leaves 38 grandchildren and 38
great-grandchildren; her sisters, June (late Wilfred) Attwood, New
Waterford and Mary (Henry) Burns, Oromocto, N.B. and brother, Bernard, New
Waterford. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by
siblings, Veronica (late Vincent) Whiting, Donald "Buddie" (Clara Irvine, a
great friend of young womanhood), Wilfred, Thelma (late Judson) Boutilier,
James "Jim", Theresa and Robert Petrie and Dolena Burns.
Her extended family includes many nieces and nephews and their children,
brother-in-law, Jim Burns and sisters-in-law, Regina (Wilfred) McPhee and
Florrie (widow of Jim McPhee). Throughout the years, Margaret also mothered
many neighbourhood children. Hundreds enjoyed her homemade bread, and there
was always enough food for anyone whenever they visited. She especially
loved being in her home in New Waterford and the large family gatherings
there. We invite all who knew and loved her and her children to join with
us in a final tribute to this very special woman. At her specific request,
she will be waked
at her home at 3389 Wilson Ave., New Waterford on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 after 2
p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Parish of St.
Leonard, St. Michael's Church, River Ryan on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment
will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date. Reception to follow at
Army Navy Airforce Centre, New Waterford. Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Condolences to the family can be expressed at,
Mr. Robert 'Papa' Murray, North Sydney Born in Ainsworth, British Columbia,
Canada, - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of
our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend,
Robert "Papa" Murray on Monday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the Northside General
Born in Ainsworth, B.C. he was a son of the late James and Annie (Harnon)
Murray. Robert had been employed with the Sydney Steel Corporation as a
crane operator, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. John the Baptist
Anglican Church, North Sydney. Papa was a quiet and gentle man who enjoyed
spending time with family and his faithful companion "Ally". He is survived
by his two sons, David (Patsy), North Sydney, with whom he resided, Alan,
St. Catharines, Ont.; two daughters, Ruth (David) Grant, Pt. Edward, Donna
MacDonald, Port Colbourne, Ont.; a sister, Libby, Vancouver; and a
daughter-in-law ,Donna Lee Murray; 12 grandchildren, Dawn (David)
Stenhouse, Sydney Australia, Holly and Caelin Murray, Matthew and Andrew
Grant, Tara and Steven Murray, Beverly, Billy, John, Michael and David
MacDonald; eight great-grandchildren, Nole, Cierra, Jesse, Blake,
Katherine, Tristan, Taylor, Scotia; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Alice Cox, son-in-law, John MacDonald,
brothers, Alexander, Thomas, James, Fred, Angus, George, John, Francis,
Alexander, sisters, Sarah Jane, Elva, Mary Catherine, Ella. Visitation for
Robert will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home,
107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 2
p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Gloria
McClure-Fraser and Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial at a later date in
Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova
Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity. Online condolences may
be sent to
Gilbert Paul, Eskasoni Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, - Uncle Gilbert
Paul, 49 of 4797 Shore Road, Eskasoni, passed away suddenly at home on
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Mary
Bridget (Nicholas) Paul of Eskasoni and the late Herman Paul. He was a
member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Gilbert was an avid sports fan who
admired his teams, the New York Islanders and the Green Bay Packers. He was
an excellent pool player and enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing.
Gilbert worked for a number of years as a carpenter's helper. He is
survived by four daughters, Carolyn Jean, Montreal; Mallory and Margaret,
both of New Brunswick, Shaylene of Whycocomagh; five sons, Carlyle, Sydney;
Luke, Quebec; Ricco and Gilbert, both of New Brunswick; Peter, Eskasoni; 12
grandchildren; five sisters Rosie, Doreen, Mag, Shirley, Janet, all of
Eskasoni; four brothers Paul, Herman Harvey, John Roy, Louis "Hud", all of
Eskasoni and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth and a brother, Richard.
Visitation for Gilbert Paul will take place after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb,
24 at the family residence at 4797 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. A funeral mass will
be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Fr.
Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. On line
condolences may be sent to
Yomen Prossin, Toronto Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, - On Friday,
Feb. 20, 2009 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Ben Prossin loving brother and
brother-in-law of Dr. Albert and Andrea Prossin, Rita Aronson, Sylvia and
Irving Brown, the late Molly and Donny Mallman, and Hy Aronson. Dear uncle
of Lisa and Marty, Tennessee, Adam and Jan, Seattle, Aviva and Jean-Marc,
Andrew, Vancouver, Drs. Alan and Julie, Michigan, Barbara Anne, Janice,
Elisha, all of New York, Alan and Barbara and Lori, all of California.
Devoted son of the late Rebecca and Samuel Prossin of Glace Bay. As a
youth, in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Ben was much involved in Canadian Young
Judea at the local, regional and national levels. Ben was the founding
president of the Atlantic Jewish Council and served as program director at
Camp Kadimah, as well as on the Executive of many Jewish organizations
including the Zionist Federation and the United Israel Appeal. He served as
executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress from 1987 to 1990 before
undertaking his current position as executive director of Jewish National
Fund in Toronto. Ben was extremely devoted to Israel and involved in many
Jewish and non-Jewish community activities. Special thanks to his very
close friends Lil and Ronald Jacobson and their family for all their
support, and to the staff of CCU unit of Sunnybrook Hospital for their
support and care.
At the Beth Emeth Synagogue, 100 Elder Street (Wilmington and Overbrook) for
service on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Synagogue
section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 10 Torresdale Avenue (Bathurst and
Finch). Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 416-
Jane "Jean" Grant - It is with sadness but peace that the family announces
the passing of Jean Grant on Feb 21, 2009, at the Dr. Chalmers Regional
Hospital, Fredericton, NB. Born in Donkin, NS, she was the daughter of the
late Jacob and Christine (Wood) Snow. Jean was a member of the United
Church of Canada. Survived by her husband, Donald, children, Laura Edwards
(Lloyd) of Lincoln, Donald Grant (Bob) of Frederiction, William L. (Gail)
Grant of Niton, Alberta, R. Keith (Maria) Grant of London, Ont, and
Jacqueline P. (Chris) Grant of Brampton, Ont., sister Estelle Howie of
Donkin, CB, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces &
nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Alex, Adam, Jim, Andrew, Ralph, Tom,
William, Albert, Herbie, and Robert, sisters, Marina "Midgie" and
Christine, grandson, Chris Weese, and infant son, Donald Wilfred. Although
there will be no visitation, a funeral serice will be held from Bishop's
Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2009 at 10:30 am, with Rev H. Gil
MacKenzie officiating. Interment in Donkin, CB at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences
to the family may be sent to
Henry Edward Pottie 77 Glace Bay - The funeral service for the late Henry
Pottie will be held at 11 am, today (Tuesday) Feb 24, 2009, at the S.W.
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Fr. Lester
Marchand officiating. Online condolences may be sent through to our
Funeral arrangesments are under the direction of Chant Funeral Home.
Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.cbgha.org
Greetings to the list,
Looking for some help for another "Caper" who sent me the following email
over the past weekend. Read through all the info I have found, so you
don't go out doing the same searches.
The only info I was given was what is directly below.
Can anyone expand the request, like if there are any surviving relatives.
I am trying to get some information on a Edward McLean
He served in the First World War, Regimental # 414684
Date of Birth 12/04/1882
When he enlisted his birthplace was Bridgeport, Glace Bay, N.S.
What I am Looking for, is any kin of his living today.
Such an odd name McLean,
I thought you may have news of any kind about the Bridgeport McLean's....?
Whatever you find would be greatly appreciated..........
The following is what I have already found.....
1901 Bridgeport Census.
282 McLean Hedirm? M Head M blank 1854 46
282 McLean Susan F Wife M blank 1858 42
282 McLean Mary E F Dau S blank 1881 19
282 McLean Edward M Son S blank 1882 18
282 McLean Simon A M Son S blank 1884 16
282 McLean Patrick L M Son S blank 1887 13
282 McLean Sarah I F Dau S blank 1886 14
282 McLean Laughlin M Son S blank 1888 12
282 McLean Arch'? M Son S Jun 6 1895 5
Family next door could be another son:
283 McLean Thomas M Head M blank 1878 22
283 McLean Loretta F Wife M blank 1882 18
283 McLean Hector J M Son S Feb 1901
1911 Cape Breton South Glace Bay Town 25 32
269 McLean Edward M Head M Apr 1883 25
269 McLean Anna F Wife M Jun 1884 27
269 McLean Agatta F Dau S Feb 1906 5
269 McLean Annie F Dau S Sep 1908 2
269 McKenzie Annie F M-in-law W Sep 1841 70
His parents in 1911
Cape Breton South Dominion 19 4
35 McLean Hector M Head M Aug 1855 55
35 McLean Susan F Wife M Sep 1853 57
35 McLean Leo M Son S May 1888 23
35 McLean Sarah F Dau S Dec 1886 24
1901 Bridgeport Census for Ann Mc/MacKenzie - wife of Edward Mc/MacLean
CAPE BRETON Glace Bay m-1 3
24 McKenzie Murdoch M Head M Oct 2 1832 68
24 McKenzie Annie F Wife M Dec 29 1842 59
24 McKenzie John B M Son S Oct 6 1874 26
24 McKenzie Annora F Dau S May 18 1882 18
24 McIntyre Joseph M Boarder M Oct 24 1855 45
Marriage record: found - NS Vital Stats....
No Birth or Death record found at this site using both spellings
for Edward Mc/MacLean of Bridgeport.
No Death record found for his wife, which may have ocurred after
50 year privacy, or she may have remarried.
MARRIAGE: NS VITAL STATS ONLINE
Edward MacLean and Honora MacKenzie married 1903 in Cape Breton County
Registration year 1903
Info given as:
24th of Feb, 1903 - By Banns - Glace Bay - R/C
Edward MacLean 19 yrs - miner - born Dom 2, Glace Bay - living in Bridgeport -
s/o Hector MacLean & Susan - father a miner
Honora MacKenzie 20 yrs - born Glace Bay - living in Bridgeport -
d/o Murdock MacKenzie & Ann - father a miner
WITNESSES; Alex MacGiloray (sic) & Annie Eleanor MacDonald
by Rev John Cameron
WAR GRAVES COMMISSION:
Regiment/Service: Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Unit Text: 8th Coy.
Date of Death: 02/06/1916
Service No: 414684
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 32.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
In Memory of:
Private E McLEAN 414684, 8th Coy., Canadian Machine Gun Corps who died on
02 June 1916
Remembered with honour YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Attestation papers: found & can be viewed & printed out
- don't list parents but list a wife...
both spellings of the surname can be found throughout the two pages.
Pagae 1 (front page)
Page 2 (back page)
Note on the wife.... Her given name changes throughout the different documents
Anna, Nora, Honora, Annora
Somewhere in all the searches I've done, it mentions the faith as R/C
And somehere it states that he enlisted in Quebec....