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Cape Breton Deaths June 21, 2016 Tuesday
There were 6 obituaries published today
Dougald “Howard” Blue - 75 yrs
Bernard Arthur “Dick” Dearing - 71 yrs
Patricia Hammond -
Marjorie Isabel MacKay - 92 yrs
Daniel Eric Carmichael - 92 yrs
Gretta (Ahle) White - 88 yrs
Dougald 'Howard' Blue
Born In: Valley Mills
Passed in: Inverness, Canada
Passed on: June 19th, 2016
Dougald ‘Howard’ Blue, age 75, Valley Mills, Inverness Co., passed away on Sunday, June
19, 2016, in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Valley Mills, he was a son of the late Dougald James and Anna Bell (MacQuarrie)
Blue. Howard worked as a survey technician for the Dept. of Transportation in Port
Hawkesbury in excess of 25 years. He was a member of the Nova Scotia Government Retired
Employees Association and was an adherent to Fulton Presbyterian Church, Malagawatch.
Howard enjoyed fishing, boating, crossword puzzles, was an avid reader and as well was a
behind the scenes supporter of the Valley Mills Fire Dept. He was on the Board of Managers
for Fir Grove Cemetery and an avid supporter of the Fir Grove Cemetery and MacKenzie
Cemetery. He took great interest in all of his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
Surviving are his brother, Ainslie Blue, Valley Mills; sisters, Marina (Gabriel)
MacIntyre, Kingsville; Sadie Fee, Whycocomagh; Eleanor (Lennie) Blue Morrison, River
Denys; Alexandra (Sandy MacLeod) Blue, Iron Mines; sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Blue,
Valley Mills; nieces, Nancy (Jamie MacIntyre) Meagher, Elizabeth (Sam Linthorne) Blue;
nephews, Cecil (Krista) Blue, Sheldon (Aimee), Winston, Curtis MacIntyre, Jamie (Megan
Bennett) Blue, Duncan MacLeod; five grandnephews, Liam, Noah, Mark, Connor and Kyle; two
grandnieces, Hannah and Callie.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Malcolm; sister, Eleanor in
infancy; brother-in-law, Joey Fee.
Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, kitchen staff, E.H.S. and Dr. LaFrance.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel,
Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from River Denys Presbyterian Church
with Rev. Andrew MacDonald officiating assisted by Lana MacLean. Burial will follow in Fir
Memorial donations may be made to Fulton Presbyterian Church, Fir Grove Cemetery or to a
charity of one’s choice.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
Bernard Arthur 'Dick' Dearing
Born In: North Sydney
Born: January 13th, 1945
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 20th, 2016
Our family’s journey through life begins a new path as we announce the passing of our
cherished husband, father, and poppy on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Cape Breton Regional
Born January 13, 1945, into a strong, family unit and raised in North Sydney, Dick was the
eldest son of Ruth and the late Bern (Dick) Dearing. While still a teenager, he met his
best friend and the love of his life, Clara MacNamara. They soon married and over the next
51 years together, they raised their own family carrying on the same values he learned as
Dick became a welder, self-acclaimed “the best,” which could raise quite a debate with his
father and brothers. Over his lifetime, he continued learning and became certified as an
adult instructor, passing the trade skills on to another generation of welders. He
eventually became an inspector with Nova Scotia Department of Labour.
To say Dick loved his family would be an understatement. He was the biggest cheerleader,
24 hour on call “Mr. Fix-it” and cabbie, first for his kids and then for his grandchildren
who affectionately called him “Poppy Dick”. He could always be counted on to be there when
needed and he never looked for anything in return.
Dick proudly served his community. Countless hours of volunteer work would see him
involved with the Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney Kinsmen, Kiwanis, Fire Department,
North Sydney Forum, and later, as a board member of the Northside Civic Centre Society, he
shared the Allan Joseph Memorial Award that is presented to an individual or group who has
made an outstanding contribution to the history and development of sport in Cape Breton.
He worked tirelessly for the PC party and delivered meals on wheels for seniors who seemed
to enjoy a conversation with Dick more than their meals. He also volunteered at the race
track and was the “best Santa ever”. Even in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease,
Dick instinctively helped others.
Dick had a magnetic personality that drew people to him and he so enjoyed his daily trips
to “Timmies”. He was a Screaming Eagles season ticket holder and a devout Toronto Maple
Left to remember Dick’s loving ways besides his mother Ruth, are his wife Clara
(affectionately called Bird), daughters Leslie (Russell) Cadwell and Betty Lynn (Paul
Johnston); grandchildren Kyle, Courtney, Dylan, MacKenzie, Claralynn, and Colton; sister
Betty Ferguson; brothers Greg (Sylvia), Reg (Joanne); brothers-in-law Butch (Linda),
Donnie (Tammy), Dwight, Billy; sisters-in-law Brenda (Rick), Heather (John), Dale (Kevin),
Carol (Blake), Wendy (Rick); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, Dick was predeceased by his son, Bernie, and in-laws, Billy and Stacia
MacNamara, Frankie, Marie, Molly, and Fergie.
We would like to thank the staff at Harbourstone’s Wentworth Court, the CB Regional
Emergency Department and the An Cala unit for the loving care you provided Dick and for
the support given to the family at such a difficult time.
Visitation for Dick will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in the
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral will be held 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, at St. Matthew Wesley United Church North Sydney, with Marjorie
Serafinus officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or the North Sydney
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
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