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Inverness Oran Deaths January 29, 2014 Wednesday
There were obituaries published this week
MacKenzie, Margaret Catherine - 71 yrs
MacKinnon, Frederick Duncan “Freddie” - 76 yrs
Van Adestine, Zabina -
Young, Melvin Jospeh “Mel” - 63 yrs
Margaret Catherine MacKenzie, age 71, passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, in Cape
Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Hood on August 18th, 1943, Margaret was a
daughter of the late John Joseph and Catherine (MacDonald) MacKenzie. She was a member of
St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood. Margaret is survived by her son, John Donald; four
grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, John Alex, Prince George, BC.; Hughie
(Sylvia) and Alex (Patsy), Inverness; sisters Mary Bond, Toronto, Ont.; Jessie Ann Bond,
Judique; Theresa MacPhee, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex Camus;
brothers Charles, Donald, Angus and Neil, many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Funeral Mass following
at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial is to take place at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative
Care Society or to The Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.
Frederick “Freddie” Duncan MacKinnon, age 76, passed away in the Inverness Consolidated
Memorial Hospital on January 24th, 2014. Born in Inverness on October 16th, 1937, he was a
son of the late Duncan J. and Ida E. (MacKinnon) MacKinnon. Freddie is survived by his
wife of 42 years, Jeanette (McDonald) MacKinnon; daughters Margaret (Steven) LeBlanc and
Deidre; sons Martin (Norma) and Bryce; grandchildren Emily, Brandon and Joel LeBlanc as
well as Avery, Neil and Kathryn MacKinnon. Freddie is also survived by sister Betty (John)
MacKinnon; brother-in-law Garry Myers; sister-in-law Danena; many nieces, nephews and
extended family. A graduate of Provincial Normal College and a 1968 graduate of St.
Francis Xavier University, Freddie taught primarily at the Inverness Consolidated School.
He also served as a justice of the peace for the Province of Nova Scotia. Freddie was an
avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a devoted community
man who was a charter member with the Kinsmen. Freddie spent time with both minor and high
school hockey teams (in between cheering for his Montreal Canadiens), minor baseball and
could always be seen enjoying an afternoon or evening card of harness racing at the local
oval. Freddie loved to play cards and will forever be remembered as a family man. Freddie
is predeceased by sisters Florence and Anna; brothers Malcolm, David and Edwin. Visitation
was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26th and Monday, January 27th.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m. in East Lake Church, East
Lake Ainslie, with Rev. Louis Ihasz celebrating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations to the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital Foundation
would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com
Zabina Van Adestine passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 19th, 2014 at home in Mississauga.
She is survived by her daughter Loret Riding, her sister Rita Lauzon, several
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. RIP
Melvin “Mel” Joseph Young, age 63, passed away Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, in St.
Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by
family. Mel was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, North East Margaree. Anyone who knew Mel
knew how much he lovead spending time at his cabin in Margaree. He loved the outdoors,
planting flowers, mowing grass, moose hunting, spending time with his family, his many
friends and of course cheering on his favourite team, the Yankees. He enjoyed travelling
south and his trips to New York City and Yankee Stadium. Mel worked in Toronto for many
years, before moving back to Cape Breton, and worked as a truck driver for Ocean Paving,
Port Hawkesbury. Mel’s favourite saying was “Once a friend, always a friend, even to the
end” and “Yankees are the best, ask anyone who knows anything about baseball.” He is
survived by his best friend and wife, Tena (Campbell) Young; son Blenise (Leela); and
precious grandchildren Campbell, Rory, Jack; and K9 pal Chevy, mother Jean Baker. He is
predeceased by his adoptive parents, Alex and Elizabeth (Ross) Young, and his biological
father, the late Robert Hood (North Sydney); his siblings, Dennis and Alex Young; his
sister, Hughena Hannigan; and nephew Brian Hannigan. No visitation by family request.
Funeral mass was held in St. Patrick’s Church, North East Margaree on Tuesday, January
28th at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating, concelebrated by Fr. Hughie D.
MacDonald, burial following in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be
made to St. Patrick’s cemetery fund, North East Margaree. On-line condolences may be made