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Cape Breton Deaths January 21, 2014 Tuesday
There were 7 obituaries published today
Amy “Ted” Wadden 76 yrs-
Margaret MacDonald - 88 yrs
Alexander L. Webber - 76 yrs
Robert Matthew “Bobby” Laffin - 87 yrs
Jean Ormiston “Orni” (Carmichael) Dow - 90 yrs
John Thomas “Jack” Price - 76 yrs
Carol (Carson) Coldwell - 71 yrs
Amy 'Ted' Wadden
Born In: Wadden's Cove
Passed in: Wadden's Cove
Passed on: January 19th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Amy Wadden, 76, of Wadden’s Cove. Amy
passed away at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Born in Wadden’s Cove, Amy was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary (Tutty)
She loved to play cards and was a member of card club for many years playing canasta,
queens and rummoli. Amy and her husband, Edward loved to play the guitar and sing. Amy was
a former employee of Hopkins and Morien Fish Plants and General Instruments. She also was
a member of Branch 55 Morien Legion.
Amy will be sadly missed by her sons, Kevin (Donna), Wadden’s Cove, Donald (Heather),
Glace Bay, Melvin (Maxine Yates), Tower Road; sisters, Lilly (Doug) Keats, South Head,
Glenda (John) Dillon, Birch Grove; six cherished grandchildren, Natasha, Amy, Virginia,
Charles, Amanda, Melvie; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, Isaac.
Besides her parents, Amy was predeceased by her husband, Edward, brother, Melvin, sister,
Harriet and daughter-in-law, Diane Wadden.
In keeping with Amy’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. A
funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral
Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Vernon Reid will be officiating. Interment
will be held at a later date in Christ Church Cemetery, South Head.
Online condolences to the Wadden family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Born In: Donkin
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 19th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret MacDonald, 88, at the
Glace Bay General Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Margie was the daughter of the late Dan Alex and Carrie (Wadden) MacMullen, and was a
member of St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin.
Margie was a member of the Queen Victoria Rebekah Lodge #63. She was known for having the
teapot on for anyone who visited and she was happiest when her house was full. Margie
devoted her life to her family and was a caregiver to many throughout the years.
Margie is survived by her two daughters, Catherine (Paul) Blades, Donkin, and Morah
MacDonald, Ottawa. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Joanne (Floyd), Paula and
Jennifer as well as her cherished great grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Liam and Lindsay.
Also surviving is her sister, Catherine Ryan; her brothers, Alfred (Eileen), Donnie and a
sister-in-law, Bernadette. Margie is also survived by several nieces, nephews and
Margie was predeceased by her first husband, Orville McGillivray and her second husband,
Phillip MacDonald. She was also predeceased by brothers, Hartland (in infancy), Thomas
(Minnie), Jimmy (Martha) and Gordie, as well as sister-in-law, Effie, brother-in-law,
Gerald, niece Jackie and special grandson-in-law, Bernie.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by
Rev. Robert Biggar is Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin.
Interment will follow in St. Luke’s United Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the St. Luke's United Church,
General Fund, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences to the MacDonald family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Passed in: Little Lorraine
Passed on: January 17th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Alexander L.
Webber at the age of 76, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at home, peacefully with his family.
Born on Spotted Island Labrador, he was the son of the late Barton Webber and Rhoda
(Turnbull) Webber Kennedy Boutilier.
Alex worked at National Sea Products for 45 years. He joined the work force at the age of
14 and was employed there until the plant closed. He was also a member of the
“Special Constable Service” for the town of Louisbourg. He was an active lobster fisherman
and he belonged to the Bateston Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending
time with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years, Margaret (MacMillan); daughters, Bev
(Lloyd) Snow, Pictou, Cecilia, Ontario and son-in-law, Lester Ward, Maureen (Daniel),
Mira, Jeanette (Jerry) Dykstra, Marathon, Ontario; sons, Darrell (Chickie) and Robie
(Raylene). He is also survived by his sisters, Laura Kennedy, Little Lorraine, Rosalie
Little, Hopewell, Lillian Keats, Happy Valley, Goosebay; brother, Jim Webber, Ontario and
brother-in-law, Donald MacMillan, Louisbourg. He was the proud grandfather of Tanya,
Brandon, Ryan, Justine, Cody, Danielle, Kyle, Jeremy, Randy, Jovin, Monica and
great-grandfather to Aiden and Maddox. He is loved by many nieces and nephews as well as
many more who considered him a second Dad.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by, brothers Ken, Johnny, Herbert, Wilfred, and
Abe, all of Happy Valley Goose Bay, and Robert Kennedy, Little Lorraine.
Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate
Conception Church, Main-A-Dieu with Fr. Raj officiating. Interment to follow in Main-A-
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Main-A-Dieu Cemetery Fund or
a charity of your choice. Family flowers only, please.
A reception to celebrate the life of Alex will follow at the Main-A-Dieu Parish.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …
Robert 'Bobby' Laffin
Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: September 26th, 1926
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: January 19th, 2014
With deep sadness we announce the passing of our dad on Jan. 19, 2014, at the Northside
Community Guest Home.
He was born in Bras d’or on Sept. 26, 1926, to Daniel and Ella (Tobin) Laffin.
Bobby was a pretty easygoing guy who loved to have a drink and a dance whenever he could.
He was always there to help anyone who needed it and could put his hand to most anything.
He loved to ice fish in the winter and was an avid gardener with quite a green thumb. The
residents at the guest home got to enjoy the beautiful strawberries and vegetables he grew
in his garden the last two summers he was a resident there. Most of his working days were
in the coal mines starting with the old pits in Bras d’Or. He was also a lobster fisherman
and along with his wife June they ran Bob’s Canteen in Florence for many years.
A very special time in Dad’s life was when he was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall
of Fame in Oromocto, New Brunswick along with his brothers Nick and William. He fought the
best opposition promoters offered him regardless of weight or reputation. He was fearless
in the ring. He defeated some of the best amateur and pros active in the Maritimes in the
1940s and 1950s. Bobby was very proud to have been both a Cape Breton and Maritime Golden
He is survived by his sons, Art (Marla), Howie (Nancy), and his daughters, Carolyn
(Lennard) Jenkins, Barbara (Lawrence) Jardine, Norma (Susie) (Basil) Cantwell, Roberta
(Gerard) MacKinnon, Catherine (Danny) MacLean, Anna Parsons, Joan Laffin, Laura Lee
(Colin) Bruce and Verna (Jeff) Spooney. By sisters Marie Nunn and Ella Mae Marsh and
brother Nick Laffin. Dad is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife June (Howard), son David and grandson
Kevin Laffin. Also his brothers, William, Terence, Johnny and Danny and sisters, Laura,
Francis, Irene and a sister in infancy.
Following Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the
direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a
later date. At this time we would like to thank Dr. Michel McKeough for the care he gave
dad and a very special thank you to the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home. You
guys were like family to him and he loved every one of you.
Donations in Dad’s name can be made to the Northside Community Guest Home.
Jean "Ormi" Dow
Passed in: Kentville, Canada
Passed on: January 18th, 2014
DOW (Carmichael), Jean Ormiston "Ormi" - age 90, Berwick, Kings Co., died in the
Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, amidst her family on Saturday, January 18, 2014.
There will be visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Friday, in the Berwick United Church,
240 Commercial St., Berwick, from where the funeral service will take place in the church
at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25. Rev. Tom Woods officiating, with a time of fellowship
and remembrance following in the church hall. Interment will be in the Berwick Cemetery,
at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Kentville,
Grand View Manor, Berwick, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted
to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., toll free 1 (855) 825-3448. On-line guest
book may be signed and a full obituary can be viewed by visiting:
John 'Jack' Price
Passed in: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: January 16th, 2014
Jack passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the
age of 76.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl (Hawley).
He is survived by his loving wife Linda Nie. Cherished father of Laura (Paul) Woodhouse,
John (Margaret) Price, Martin (Vanessa) Nie and Laura Nie (David) Granger. Adored
grandfather of Jarrett, Joe and David. Caring brother of Jeanette (Russ) Woodley, David
(Judy), Amelia (Jack) Whalley, Robert (Marilyn), June (Bernie) MacPherson, Doug (Clare)
and Brenda (Doug) Spracklin.
Jack was a talented hockey and baseball player. He worked for Olivetti Underwood and
Diversey Wyandotte as a sales manager. Jack will be sadly missed by his extended family
In keeping with Jack's wishes, private cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington.
Carol (Carson) Coldwell
71, Sydney River
In the recent obituary for Carol Coldwell, a very special thanks to Dr. Paul Murphy was
left out. Dr. Murphy went beyond the call of duty and provided enormous support to Carol
and the family. Dr. Murphy is a wonderful, caring person, as well as a physician. Very
sorry for the omission — John Coldwell and Family.