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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
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: June 17th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Hammond, 693 Beechmont
Rd., at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on June 17, 2016.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Rosalie Elizabeth
Patricia was a devoted wife, stepmother, grandmother and sister.
She is survived by her husband, William ‘Bill’ Hammond; stepchildren, Jennifer, Jason and
Jamie Hammond; grandchildren, Jaxson, Leah, Hailey and Miah. Patricia is also survived by
her sisters, Nellie Cremo, Sharon Miller, Elaine Barnaby, Bernadette McGuigan, Teresa
MacDonald, Louise McGuigan; brothers, John, Maynard and Lester McGuigan; godchildren,
Cheryl Smith, Rosalieann McGuigan, Kyler Saunders and many nieces, nephews, aunts and
Patricia was predeceased by her parents and her first husband, Daniel ‘Danny’ MacDonald.
She was a longtime employee of Canada Employment Center. Patricia believed in angels and
had a large collection. She endured many challenges through her illness and faced them
with great courage. Her determination, and love of life, was an inspiration to all. She
will be remembered for her love of music, crafts and enjoying outdoor activities. Patricia
was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Visitation for Patricia will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 12-2 p.m. at the SW
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service to follow at 2
p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Burial to follow in
St. Mary’s Cemetery, Frenchvale.
Online condolences may be made to the family be visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of..
Marjorie Isabel MacKay
Born In: Big Baddeck
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: June 19th, 2016
Marjorie Isabel MacKay, age 92, of Baddeck, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2016 at
Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck.
She was born in Big Baddeck in 1923 to the late Colin John and Ruby (MacRae) Nicholson.
Marjorie worked for the Department of Agriculture after finishing college in Truro. This
took her to Truro and Windsor, N.S. as well as Moncton, N.B.
She married Gesner MacKay in 1956 and they lived in Massachusetts for 21 years where her
children were born. She and Gesner settled back in Baddeck in 1977 where she worked at the
Victoria Farmers Co-op for a number of years.
Marjorie was an active volunteer in many organizations. Her faith was an important part of
her life and she was a member of the Greenwood Church and its UCW for many years. She was
also a longtime member of the Alderwood working council and Baddeck Gaelic Society.
Marjorie enjoyed baking, cards and gardening and could often be found in the kitchen
making rolls or oatcakes for an event of some type.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter Jane Schroeder, Atlanta, Georgia; sons, Gordon,
Baddeck, Scott (Colleen) Ottawa and Glenn (Brenda), Fall River, N.S. She has six
grandchildren, Olivia and Emma Schroeder, Ryan and Matthew MacKay, Jack and Ava MacKay,
who brought her much enjoyment and cheer over the years. She is also survived by
sisters-in-law, Joan Nicholson, Nellie MacKay and many nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Gesner and son, Elton. She is the last surviving
member of her family having been predeceased by sister, Anna (Christopher) MacKenzie and
brothers, Harvey and Allister (Joan) Nicholson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at MacAskill’s funeral home
in Baddeck. The funeral will be held at Greenwood United Church on Wednesday, June 22 at 2
p.m., with Rev. Alison Etter officiating. A reception and visitation will follow in the
church hall with burial at St. Andrews Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the medical personnel, friends and family, who have
helped Marjorie over the past years. A special thank you to all the staff at Alderwood
Rest Home for the incredible kindness and compassion they have shown Mom during her time
there as a resident.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alderwood Rest Home, Greenwood United
Church or the charity of one’s choice.
Daniel Eric Carmichael
Born In: North Sydney
Born: March 2nd, 1924
Passed in: Arlington Mass
Passed on: June 16th, 2016
Born in North Sydney, March 2, 1924 and passed in Arlington, Mass., June 16, 2016.
Eric was the son of the late Captain Dan and Hattie Carmichael of Goose Cove.
Beloved husband of Kaye (Morrison) and loving father of Bonnie (Fred), Brian (Colleen),
Wendy and Paul (Laurie).
He was Grampie Eric to eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Eric was predeceased by brothers, Hector, Gussie, Campbell and sisters, Evelyn and Mary.
Funeral will be held Tuesday, June 21st from Newton Presbyterian Church, burial in Mt.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.keefefuneralhome.com
Gretta (Ahle) White
Born In: New Denmark NB
Born: September 5th, 1927
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: June 19th, 2016
We, the family of Gretta White, regret to announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother
on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in New Denmark, New Brunswick on Sept. 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late
Richard and Jenny (Jenson) Ahle of Big Bras d’Or.
Mom worked alongside Dad on their farm in Mill Creek for many years until their
retirement. She was a wonderful seamstress and an amazing weaver who created many
treasures for her family and friends. She worked endlessly helping, caring and cooking for
her family, who meant everything to her. Her family was her greatest accomplishment.
She was a member of the Boularderie Schoolhouse Rug Hookers, a lifetime member of the
Munro Crafters Guild, and she taught sewing classes for several years and inspired many
with her remarkable talents.
Mom will be sadly missed by her children, George Richard (Patricia), Marion (David)
Walters, and Brian (Michelle).
Dear to her heart were her grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer), Tanya (Mark) Howley,
Christopher, George Gregory (Jennifer), Jonathon (Nicole) Hunter and Katherine Brooks, as
well as her great-grandchildren, Jack, Noah, Grace, Claire, Lucas, Gretchen and Marta.
She is also survived by her brothers, Leif Ahle, Felix (Diane) Ahle and Richard Ahle;
sister, Esther (Elmer) Reashore and sister-in-law, Theresa Ahle.
Mom was always very close to her extended Ahle family with whom she spent many happy times
during the Sunday suppers which she truly enjoyed. She was also very close to her special
friend, Eileen, who was very helpful and supportive for many years.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George; brother, Erik;
sisters-in-law, Amelda and Mary and grandson, Benjamin.
Visitation for Gretta White will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney
Mines, (today) Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be
held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with
Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in Gretta’s memory may be made to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to
the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com