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Cape Breton Deaths March 29, 2017 Wednesday
There were 7 obituaries published today
Kendall LeVatte - 58 yrs
Nancy Corbett (Anna Delores Crowe) - 82 yrs
Claire Peterson - 63 yrs
John Douglas Blanchard - 88 yrs
William E. “Billy” Milley -
Belinda Sinclair -
Martha Rodall - 88 yrs
Born: May 1st, 1959
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 26th, 2017
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Kendall LeVatte on Sunday, March 26,
2017, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born May 1, 1959, he was the son of Elizabeth (MacRae) LeVatte and the late Charles
LeVatte. Kendall graduated from Dalhousie University with a diploma in Engineering, as
well as Technical University of Nova Scotia, where he received a degree in Civil
Engineering. Like his father, Kendall worked with his brothers and his son, in a job that
Kendall loved. Throughout his long career, he built various construction projects in Nova
Scotia. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Stephen and Jennifer; mother,
Elizabeth; brothers, Gordon and Kramer (Lynn); nieces and nephews, Mary, Elizabeth,
Charles and Daniel. He will be greatly missed. Kendall was predeceased by his father,
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel(a)ns.sympatico.ca
Born: July 17th, 1934
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: March 26th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Corbett (Anna Delores
Crowe), Age 82. Nancy passed away on March 26, 2017 at the New Waterford Hospital. It
brings us peace to know she has entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Nancy was born on July
17th, 1934 to the late Neil and Bridget (Morrison) Crowe of New Waterford.
She was married to the late Walter Corbett, where they settled in the town of Dominion.
After the passing of her husband she raised their seven children. Nancy worked at
McVeigh’s Dairy and did babysitting on the side. She also spent her time volunteering at
St. Eugene’s Parish Hall (LOC). One of Nancy greatest blessing was that she always had
Nancy leaves behind her six children, Greg (Donna), Neil (Michelle), Renee (Edward), Wally
(Carol), Michael (Mary), Jake (Stella); brother, Charles (Cavell); daughter-in-law, Donna;
brother-in-law, Clarence Sampson, she also leaves behind her fifteen grandchildren and
Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Walter, son, Barry; sisters, Renee, Dee Dee, Kay,
Jackie, Mary; brothers, Buster and Doug.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday March 31, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception
Church , Bridgeport with Fr. Danny Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in St. Eugene’s
Cemetery at a late date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Society or the
Heart and Stroke foundation.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
The family would like to thank Dr. Littlejohn, the nurses on the 2nd floor in New
Waterford Hospital and the staff at Acadia House Maple Hill Manor for making Nancy’s last
few years a pleasure by making her feel like she had a new family of friends.
Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Passed in: Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Passed on: March 27th, 2017
Claire, age 63, Little Narrows, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, in the Victoria
County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Sydney she was a daughter of the late Alexander
and Cecelia (MacNeil) MacDonald. Claire was employed with Midway Motors in Middle River
for 35 years. She was a member of St. Columba Parish, Iona. Claire grew up in Little
Narrows and moved to Middle River after her marriage and then moved back to Little Narrows
in 2007 to be close to her family. Claire was almost like a second mother to her special
nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. She showered them with love, kindness and
her generosity, spending quality time and many vacations together. P.E.I. will never be
Surviving are her loving husband of 44 years, Edwin; mother-in-law, Eleanor Peterson,
Middle River; sisters, Mora (Dougie) Nicholson, Sandra (Charlie) Ellis, both of Little
Narrows; brother, Donnie “D.J.” (Phyliss), Fredericton Junction; she was very special to
nieces, Charlene, Donna, Lorraine; nephews, Gerard, Danny and Michael; grandnieces and
grandnephews, Anita, Evan, Lauren, Alex, Hannah, Sarah, Katherine “K.K”, Annabelle. She
was predeceased by her father-in-law, Edward Peterson; brother-in-law, Robert Peterson.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 31, 2017, from noon until time of funeral mass at 2
p.m. both in St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, Iona with Father Paul Abbass officiating.
Burial in McKinnon’s Harbour Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Society or to Victoria County
Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis
Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
Born: September 7th, 1928
Passed on: March 26th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we the family of John Douglas Blanchard, age 88 of Sydney
announce his passing on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after
a brief illness. Born September 7, 1928, John was the son of the late William ‘Bill’ and
Katie (MacNeil) Blanchard. Like his father and grandfather before him, John was a third
generation General Foreman of the Blast Furnace at Sydney Steel and was known for his
strong work ethic and tireless commitment to Sydney Steel until his retirement in 1989.
John’s greatest accomplishments in life were his children. John found his main purpose
‘happiness in life’ of being a grandfather to his five grandchildren who meant the world
A kind, gentle man, everyone who met him loved him. He was a man who always put his family
first and always kept a positive attitude and strong faith. Besides his parents he was
predeceased by his brothers, Bill, Joe, Tommy and Eddie and brothers-in-law, John Dawson
and Murray Rose.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Theresa (McGrady); sons, John, Kirk, Kelly (Mary
Lynn) and daughter, Wendy (Danny) MacDonald, all of Sydney. He is also survived by his
beautiful grandchildren, Maria, Rhiannon, Brooklyn, Jax his best friend and grandson,
Nolan. Also by sisters, Thelma (Charlie) Yakimchuk, Pearl Dawson, Theresa (Bill) Vanechek,
Louise (Joe) Prestara, Mary Rose and by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the
unit of 4B of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital; Dr. Rachel Abel for her outstanding care
and dedication. To John’s son-in-law Danny, for your tireless commitment, care and love
you showed during John’s life and illness. There will be no visitation for the late Mr.
Blanchard. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at St.
Theresa’s Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com
“A man of steel doesn’t take a break until the job is done.”