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Cape Breton Deaths January 24, 2014 Friday
There were 4 obituaries published today
Conrad “Glen” Newton - 56 yrs
Richard Bos - 56 yrs
Lloyd Clayton MacPhail - 93 yrs
John WIlliam “Bill” Pringle - 80 yrs
Conrad 'Glen' Newton
Born In: Bras d'Or
Born: January 23rd, 1957
Passed in: Bras d'Or
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Conrad 'Glen' Newton. Glen
died peacefully at the Northside General Hospital on Jan. 23, 2014, following an illness
of several months.
Born in Bras d’Or on Jan. 25, 1957, he was the younger son of Conrad and Una (Maclellan)
A welder by trade, Glen worked at Offshore Fabrication and later as a miner in the Prince
Mine and Grand Cache, Alberta.
Besides his parents, Glen is survived by his daughter, Lindsay and son, Conrad Glen both
of Fort MacMurray. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Shirley Doublett.
Glen had a special place in his heart for Francine Young and her grandson Gabriel.
Glenn was predeceased by his older brother Gordon in 2010.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at Francis Funeral Home on
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 1p.m.. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d’Or, at a later
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes
Association or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of
Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Glen’s
family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca
Born In: Sydney
Born: September 14th, 1957
Passed in: Fall River
Passed on: January 21st, 2014
Richard Bos of Fall River, passed away on Jan. 21, 2014 at home.
Born on Sept. 14, 1957 in Sydney, he was the son of the late Jacob N. Bos and Greta
He is survived by his sister, Rosemary Lewis (Gerald), Edwardsville; his niece, Laura
Lewis, Halifax and his nephew, Scott Lewis, Halifax.
Richard was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking, and exploring the Joggins fossil
cliffs. He will always be remembered for his witty sense of humour.
Richard was a long term employee with Pratt-Whitney Canada, Halifax.
There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Special thanks to the caring staff at the QEII Dialysis Unit. A heartfelt thank you goes
out to those whom Richard referred to as his “angels”, Shelley, Piroska and Lee.
Donations in memory of Richard can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Atlantic
Canada), QEII Health Sciences Center Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home Baddeck, N.S.
Online condolences may be sent to macaskillfuneralhome(a)gmail.com.
Born In: South Bar
Born: April 1st, 1920
Passed in: Sydney River
Passed on: January 22nd, 2014
With heartfelt sadness, we, the family of Lloyd Clayton MacPhail of Sydney River, announce
his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The loving care provided by his family allowed
Lloyd to remain comfortably at home.
Born in South Bar on April 1, 1920, he was the son of the late Colin and Laura (MacIntyre)
Lloyd was a family man with a kind nature and soft, humble demeanour, who will be
remembered for his long lasting and ever present dry humour. If at any moment Lloyd
wasn't joking around, he was just setting up the punch line. The original “April
Fool”, Lloyd’s nature endeared him to his large family and the friends he made through the
years. There are not enough words to describe how special he was to his family and many,
Lloyd is survived by six daughters, Heather (Gary) Hatcher, Sydney, Bonnie MacPhail,
Sydney River, Laurie (Lee) Williams, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Wendy Noble, Sydney River,
Ellen deVarennes, Dartmouth and Cindy MacPhail, Westmount; three sons, Dave (Wendy),
Sydney River, Kevin (Louise), Frenchvale and Lorne (Genevieve), Frenchvale; 25
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lola (Gerald)
Tweddle, Bridgewater; brothers, Stanley (Jennie), Sydney and Walter (Marcella), Howie
Centre; sister-in-law, Olive Hulford; and brother-in-law, John Stevens.
Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Eva (Stevens) MacPhail; eldest son, Charles
'Barry' MacPhail; granddaughter, Rebecca Naomi Williams and brothers, Joseph,
Robert, Dempsey and Sidney 'Brud'.
In 1985, he retired from the Sydney Steel Corporation as a foreman in the electrical
department, after 48 years of dedicated service. Lloyd was a member of #84 Masonic Lodge,
Philae Shriners and a long standing member of the United Protestant Church of Sydney
River. Along with his brothers, Lloyd was involved in the sport of boxing in his younger
years, and his passion for the sport continued throughout his life. As a member of the
Coxheath Skaters, he had many friends in the seniors' skating community. In addition,
Lloyd loved to dance and attend social events with his many friends.
Sincere thanks for the compassionate care offered by the Cape Breton County Homemakers,
VON, Palliative Care staff, and his personal caregiver, Vera.
Visitation to take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. There will be a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. (15 minutes prior to the second
visitation). A memorial service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney
River at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, with Rev. Laurie MacCuish officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Protestant Church of Sydney River or a
charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com
James 3: 8- And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
John William 'Bill' Pringle
Born In: Boston
Born: November 12th, 1933
Passed in: Carcross
Passed on: January 19th, 2014
It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Bill Pringle, must share the news of his
passing at his home in Carcross, Yukon Territory, at the age of 80, surrounded by his wife
Linda and several close friends on Jan. 19, 2014 at 8 p.m., following a short valiant
struggle with cancer.
Bill was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Boston to Kenneth G. and Elizabeth C. MacLeod. He was the
third of their five boys. The family lived in Boston till 1944 when they moved back to
Roberta, his fathers place of birth.
It was in Roberta that Bill developed a passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors that
stayed with him his whole life.
Bill attended school in Glace Bay and was accepted as a recruit with the RCMP in Nov.
1952. He was very proud to serve with “The Force” and served with distinction for 31
One of his early postings was in Aklavik. He spent his first summer in the north at
Whitefish station with a special constable and his family putting up fish and whale meat
for the winter dog food supply. It was there that he fell in love with the North. He left
in 1957 for service in New Brunswick returning to Whitehorse, never to leave the North
Bill opened the first summer detachment in Carcross, finding a place where he would
eventually retire. He loved the country, outdoor opportunities and the people of the small
Bill worked throughout the North for the duration making a multitude of friends in Spence
Bay especially the Tyall family. It was there he met his first wife, Isabelle. They
married in 1963.They were inseparable until her death in 1986.
He met Linda Garner in 1987 and married in 1988, They spent 25 wonderful years together.
Bill retired in 1981 after 31 years service with the RCMP, became a school bus driver, and
dedicated his time to the Carcross volunteer ambulance service, Member of the fire
department, developed the Isabelle Pringle Library, established the Rod & Gun Club and
The RCMP Veterans Association as well as the Yukon Heritage Resource Board.
Bill was the proud recipient of the Canada Medal of Bravery 1983, The Queens Golden
Jubilee Medal 2002, The RCMP Long Service Medal with Silver Clasp in 1983, The Canada 125
Medal in 1992, The Order of St. John Silver Lifesaving Medal in 1983 as well as a C.O.
Commendation in 1959 and a Commissioners’ Commendation in 1983.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda; brothers, George (Leone), Roberta, Donald
(Belle), Port Hawkesbury and numerous nieces & nephews
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth G. and Elizabeth; wife, Isabelle; brothers,
Jim and Douglas and his golden girls, Bridey, Emma & Molly
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in Carcross and interment will be held at a
later date in Regina.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice or The Canadian Cancer Society.
Bill was a man of principle, integrity, honour and compassion. His generosity and care for
his friends and neighbors was limitless. He had a great sense of humour as well as a
limitless capacity for love. He will be sorely missed.