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Cape Breton Deaths July 30, 2016 Saturday
There were 9 obituaries published today
Mary “Meme” MacQuarrie - Memorial Service
Eunice M. Landry - 99 yrs
John Francis “Tassie” Arsenault - 94 yrs
Kathleen “Kay” (Sampson) Pottie - 90 yrs
Thomas John Foster - 72 yrs
Mary Frances Grover - 59 yrs
Juanita Crystal Dawn (Stewart) Gamble - 44 yrs
Allan Strachan - Memorial Service
Hilton Edgar Smith - Celebration of Life - 88 yrs
Mary “Meme” MacQuarrie
Pease join us in remembering our mother, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 2 pm in St
Paul’s Presbyteian Church, Brookside Street, Glace Bay. Rev Eric Lynk officiating.
Reception to follow.
Eunice M. Landry
Eunice M. Landry 99, Seaview passed away Friday July 29, 2016 At Strait Richmond
Survived by daughter Dena Dickson, son Clarence (Joyce), brother Hector (Pauline),
granddaughter Karen (John), grandsons Lawrence (Elaine), Lloyd (Holly), five great grand
children and three great-great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband Guy, son Hervie, her parents, 2 sisters and son-in-law
Resting in River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor on Monday August 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be offered Tuesday August 2, 2016 at 3:00pm from St. Peter’s Roman
Catholic Church with Rev. Antolin Asor presiding, burial to follow in the Pairsh
John (Tassie) Francis Arsenault
John (Tassie) Francis Arsenault
94, Sydney Mines
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of John Francis Arsenault at
Harbourview Hospital Sydney Mines on July 28, 2016. Born in Alder Point, he was the son of
the late Ephriam and Adele (Lanbert) Arsenault. A complete obituary and notice of a
memorial mass will be posted by J.M. Jobes Funeral Home at a later date.
Kathleen ‘Kay’ (Sampson) Pottie
Pottie, Kathleen ‘Kay’ (Sampson)
90, Mississauga, Ont. Formerly of Sydney.
It is with saddened hearts that we the family announce the passing of our beloved mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, ‘Kay’ Pottie, which occurred Tuesday,
June 21st 2016 at home in Mississauga, Ont surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 13, 1925 in Lower L’Ardoise Richmond County, Kay was the daughter of the late
Barnaby and Margaret (Peters) Sampson.
Kay was an amazing cook, housekeeper and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was a
devoted Catholic with great faith. Kay will be remembered by her family and friends for
being a humble and gentle woman who saw the good in everyone.
Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by her husband, Alonzo in Oct. 1990, son,
Gilbert, sisters, Evelyn Bonaparte, Laura Pottie, Rose MacLean and brother, Martin
Kay is survived by her loving daughters, Doreen Palmer, Mississauga, Ont. and Debbie
Pottie, Cambridge, Ont.; grandchildren, Tommie, Stacey, Lori, Lisa, Walter, Sheila;
great-grandchildren, Logan, Ciara, Kody, Jake, Joanna, Lucas, Blake, Tommie Jr., Katie,
Michael, Emma, Owen and Alyssa; God children, Janet MacDonald, Trevor Allen, Germaine
Sampson, Marie MacDonald and Karen Pettitt; sisters, Sarah Pyke, Anne Marie Desveaux,
Marie Mombourquette, Janet MacDonald (Kevin) Mary Campbell (Dave) and Doris Allen (Ralph);
brother, Nap Sampson (Shirley); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer
Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception
will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place Wednesday, Aug,
3 2016 at 10am in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Cemetery, L’Ardoise.
Donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences may be emailed to the family at: jdrideout(a)gmail.com.
Thomas John Foster
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, grandfather,
great-grandfather, uncle, dear brother and friend, Thomas John Foster on Wednesday, July
27, 2016 at the Northside Community Guest Home surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born in North Sydney on July 24, 1944, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alma
(Hines) Foster. Thomas was a painter by trade working for several companies in Ontario
before moving home and working for himself for many years. He enjoyed fishing, darts and
was passionate about gardening and a genuine fan of TV wrestling.
Tom is survived by his son Tommy and daughter Janet Foster, Toronto, by his brother Robert
, Ft. McMurray, sisters Shirley Foster, California, Rita Noble, North Sydney, Marion
Erkinger, Toronto, and Linda (David) Shepherd, Balls Creek. He is also survived by several
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for
going above and beyond with the care and love they gave Tom and being a great friend to
him, a very special thanks to his best friends Blaine and Rhonda Perry, Broc and Tom
MacLeod for all the years of friendship, love and support.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday,
August 2, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in North Sydney with Rev. John Hannem
officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery North Sydney. Funeral
arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant
Street, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to Northside Community Guest Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Mary Frances Grover
Mary Frances Grover
It is with great sadness that we announce the quiet passing of Mary Frances Grover, 59, on
July 21, 2016 at Highland Manor Nursing Home in Neil’s Harbour.
Born in Neil’s Harbour, Mary Frances was the only daughter of Hugh and Catherine (Brown)
Grover. She worked for many years as a hairdresser.
Mary Frances is survived by her daughter Tosha (Dan), her bothers, Bernie (Christine), Leo
(Mary Claire), Ira (Cheryl), Melvin (Angela), Brian (Bonnie) and Nick (Maureen), her
grandsons Steven, Patrick and Jaydn and nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn her passing
is her “other family”, the staff of Highland Manor Nursing Home where she resided for more
than 24 years.
She was predeceased by her parents and a nephew, Shane.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney
Mines. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
Prayers will be offered for Mary Frances following the monthly Mass held at Highland Manor
on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Please join the family for Mary Frances’ interment at St
Joseph’s Cemetery, Dingwall on August 4th at 1:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland Manor Nursing Home.
Passed on: June 23rd, 2016
Juanita passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at Scarborough Hospital, Ont., at the age of
She was the daughter of Judi (Adrian) Christoff and the late Robert Stewart.
She is survived by husband,Terry Gamble; brother, Conrad (Andrea) Stewart; uncles, aunts,
nieces, nephews, extended family and best friends.
A memorial service and celebration of Juanita’s life will be held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at
2p.m. in Patten Funeral home 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Fred Courtney officiating .
A memorial service will be held for Allan Strachan, Framboise/Sydney, on Tuesday, August
2, 2016, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Framboise. Rev. Corrie Stewart will
be officiating. A tea will be held at Framboise Community Hall following the service.
Hilton Edgar Smith
The family of the late Hilton Edgar Smith invites you to come and help us celebrate his
life on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 at the Menelik Hall, 88 Laurier St. in Whitney Pier. The
celebration will begin immediately following the Jonathan Skeete Memorial Fun Run. Food
and Refreshments will be served.