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Cape Breton Deaths March 30, 2017 Thursday
There were 6 obituaries published today
Ray McIntyre - 70 yrs
William Thomas Howell - 86 yrs
David Charles Green - 40 yrs
Gordon Donald “Gordie” Storegn -
Amy Rhodena Clarke - Visitation & Funeral Service
Viola Mary Humber - 80 yrs
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 28th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ray McIntyre, Age 70. Ray passed
away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Michael and Violet (Chant) McIntyre.
Ray worked as a letter carrier until his retirement, he loved playing bridge and going to
Ray is survived by his brother, John R., Reserve Mines; sisters, Miriam, Reserve Mines and
Donna Leah, Alberta. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Ray was predeceased by a brother, Michael.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,
16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
We the family would like to thank Dr. O’ Brien and the nursing staff of the 3rd floor for
their compassion and care they showed Ray over the past two and half months.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
William Thomas Howell
Born In: Sydney
Born: July 12th, 1930
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: March 29th, 2017
We regret to announce that William Thomas Howell, age 86, passed away at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney on Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017. Born in Sydney on July 12, 1930,
Willie was the son of the late John and Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ (Butler) Howell and spent most
of his life in Whitney Pier. Willie was a quiet and gentle man who always seen the good in
people. He was an avid sports fan always rooting for Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and
Screaming Eagles. He was employed with the City of Sydney, Works Dept. until 1991.
Following his retirement, he spent many years travelling. Willie will be missed by all who
Willie is survived by his special niece, Beverly, along with several other nieces and
nephews. He is also survived by his companion and long-time friend, Marie Young and her
family who affectionately called him ‘Papa Willie’.
Along with his parents, Willie was predeceased by his two brothers, Eddie (Theresa) and
In honouring Willie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to
celebrate the life of William Thomas Howell will be held at the Pier Community Funeral
Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Mar. 31, 2017. A gathering
of family and friends will take place from 1-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. in
the All Faith Chapel with Pastor Ron Coole officiating. Light refreshments will be served
in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place in
Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney at a later date.
Donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County for those
wishing to do so in memory of Willie.
Thank you to all doctors and nurses involved with the care of Willie over the past few
years. Special thanks to Dr. Ann Frances D'Intino and the staff and volunteers of the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, palliative care unit. Your care and compassion for Willie
allowed him to pass with great dignity and peace. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com
David Charles Green
Born In: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Passed on: March 28th, 2017
It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of David Charles Green age 40 of
Port Hawkesbury at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on March 28, 2017. Born in
Antigonish, he was a son of Charles and Kathleen (McGee) Green. David graduated from SAERC
in 1997 and went on to the Regional Occupational Centre for 18 years; in June 2015 he
moved to Sydney and was a resident of the Breton Ability Centre. He enjoyed swimming,
bowling, walking, music and dancing; and enjoyed the music of Rita MacNeil and Buddy
MacMaster; and never missed Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern. Besides his parents, he is
survived by his brother, Christopher; along with many aunts uncles and cousins and
godmother, Teresa Beaton. David was especially close to uncle, Doug and aunt, Bev McGee;
uncle and godfather, Ron McGee and uncle, Francis Green. David was predeceased by his
maternal grandparents, A.D. and Annie McGee; parental grandparents, Albert and Catherine
Green; aunts, Karen McGee, Kathleen Mattie, Theresa Guthro and Sadie Meisner and uncle,
Vince Green.The Family would like to thank the caring staff of Breton Ability Centre,
David loved all of you also to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, especially
Dr. John Rogers, Dr. Brian Fowlie and Daivd’s family doctor, Dr. James Collins. We learned
many lessons from David’s loving and caring way. Resting in Green’s Funeral Home, Port
Hawkesbury on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 from where a vigil service will be held at 6 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Roman
Catholic Church, with Rev. Conrad Edwards presiding, burial in the Parish Cemetery.
In David’s Memory, donations may be made to Breton Ability Centre, Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port
Hawkesbury.Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca
“I look nice”
Gordon Donald Storegan
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 25th, 2017
It is with a broken heart that I announce the passing of my partner, best friend,
confident, my whole world, my husband of 17 years on March 25, 2017 at Glace Bay Hospital.
Gordie drove taxi all his life and knew many people. Gordie loved to tell a good story and
joke. He liked to garden and go for long drives around Cape Breton with Lynn (Even when we
would get lost). He was the son and grandson of the Late Francis (Browner)Storegan and
Michael Storegan, Glace Bay. Gordon is survived by wife, Lynn Seymour; mother-in-law,
Janette Seymour; father-in-law, Clifford (Nancy) Seymour and many brothers and
Cremation has taken place, under the direction of T. J. Tracey Funeral Home, 370 Reserve
St., Glace Bay (902)849-4199. A celebration of life service will take place at a later
date. Donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Nova
Scotia Diabetic Society.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com
. God Called
You Home, where you will have no more worries or sickness. Until We Meet Again
I Love You Forever
Amy Rhodena Clark
Passed on: March 25th, 2017
Visitation and funeral service for the late Amy Rhodena Clark, who passed away Saturday,
March 25, 2017, has been postponed.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 31 from 1-2 p.m.,
followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Captain Cory Vincent officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Viola Mary Humber
Passed on: March 26th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Viola Mary Humber, our beloved
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Viola passed peacefully
on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her home in Sydney River, Nova Scotia at the age of 80.
Viola was born in Campbells Creek, Newfoundland on October 14, 1936. She was the daughter
of the late Ronald and Mildred (Cornack) McDonald.
Viola was a loving and generous lady with a steadfast determination to live life to the
fullest. She loved her family and, as they were spread all over, she was able to indulge
in her passion for travel by visiting them. She was an avid reader, loved to play cards
and enjoyed spending time with her many friends in Sydney River.
Viola is survived by her daughter, Michelle who shared her home; her sons, Tony (Ann
Marie), Rennie (Lee Tobin) and Roger (Linette Thompson); her sisters, Millie, Madonna,
Laverne, Theresa, Mary, Hilda, Marie, Irene, Dale and Gail; grandchildren, Steven, Toni
Marie, Brittiny, Kayleigh, Tristan, Isabella; and great-grandchildren, Cecelia, Justin,
Mason and Carter.
Viola was predeceased by her brother, Steven and her sister, Cecelia. She will be laid to
rest in Stephenville, Newfoundland with a service to be held at Hill Side Interfaith
Cemetery where Viola will rest next to her beloved husband, Phillip. Viola’s cremation has
taken place as per her wishes. A service will take place in August, 2017 with details to
be announced at a later date.
The Humber family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Cape Breton Homecare, the VON,
all the doctors and nurses with the Palliative Care Unit, especially her nurse Jackie and
her dear friend Mae. Viola loved them all.