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Cape Breton Deaths July 23, 2013 Tuesday
There are 2 obituaries published today
Yvonne (LeCointe) Dearing - 85 yrs
Mary (Watts) MacDonald - 76 yrs
Yvonne (LeCointe) Dearing
Born In: Birch Grove
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: July 22nd, 2013
Yvonne Dearing, 85, of Maxie Street, Glace Bay, passed away on
Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Birch Grove, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen
Yvonne was a member of Holy Cross Church. She held various jobs
throughout her lifetime. She was a very outgoing and active lady. She
belonged to the ladies auxiliary and dart club of the RCL Branch 12,
Sydney. Yvonne was also a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Glace
Bay Hospital. Some of her hobbies included, baking, knitting, dancing
and doing crossword puzzles.
Yvonne was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four daughters, Anna Lee Cole (Bob), Debi Ryan,
Cathy Boone (Cecil) all in Glace Bay, Norma Slade (Peter), Reserve
Mines; five sons, Ronnie (Pam), David (Lynn), Brian (Brenda), all in
Ontario, Kevin (Nancy), Dominion, Bruce (Jan), Ontario; numerous
grand and great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Theresa
LeCointe and Sue MacKinnon.
Yvonne was predeceased by her husband, Ray Dearing, two sons, Jimmie,
Ray Jr., one brother, Abbie and one sister, Molly.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral
mass, officiated by Rev. Norman MacPhee is Thursday, 11 a.m. in Holy
Cross Church followed by a reception in the church hall. After the
reception interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Members of the legion will form an honour guard at Holy Cross Church,
Mary (Watts) MacDonald
Mary (nee Watts) MacDonald slipped away peacefully and surrounded by
her loving family on July 19, 2013, after a courageous battle with
cancer. She was in her 76th year.
Beloved wife to Stuart for 54 years. Cherished mother to Allister
(Shari) MacDonald and David (Denise) MacDonald. Special Gramie to
Melissa (Andrew C.) and Andrew (Chrissy) and great-grandchildren,
Ashley, Alexandra and Emma. Mary will be sadly missed by her sister,
Beverly Farrell; brother. Stanley (Gloria) Watts; sister-in-law,
Marilyn (Russell) Matheson and brother-in-law, Kevin (Dolores)
MacDonald. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews,
Shelley, Janice, Lynn, Craig, Daren, Crista, Kelly, Shauna and Kyla.
A registered nurse for 50 years, Mary was a pillar within her family
and her community.
Her family would like to extend a heartfelt 'Thank You' to all of the
staff, doctors and volunteers at Hospice Niagara for their superior
care and compassion.
In keeping with Mary's wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral
arrangements entrusted to Pleasantview Funeral Home, 905-892-1699. A
funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at the First
Grantham United Church (St. Catharines) on Friday July 26th at 1:30
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Niagara will be
appreciated by her family.