Cape Breton Deaths May 31, 2006 Wednesday
Donna Elizabeth Butts 1959-2006 GLACE BAY It is with heavy hearts that we
announce the sudden passing of Donna Elizabeth Butts, age 46, of McLean
Street, Glace Bay. Donna passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in
Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Gerald and Marguerite (Adamson) Butts.
Donna was employed at the Family Resource Centre for the past seven years.
She was passionate about her work and her special co-workers. She loved
with her family. Donna was a devoted mother whose greatest pride were her
two children, Craig and Kimberly and granddaughter, Kaidyn. Donna was also
blessed with a stepson, Michael Roach and step-granddaughter, Jessica
Turcotte. Besides her parents, she will be sadly missed by a daughter,
Kimberly Roach, at home; son, Craig (Angela) Butts, Petawawa, Ont.;
brothers, Johnny (Sheila), Glace Bay; sisters, Gerry, Tower Road, Linda
(Lester) Alderson, GrovesPoint, Barb (Kevin) Hibbs, Tower Road, Ann Marie
(Michael) Chipman, Halifax; loving granddaughter, Kaidyn Butts, Petawawa,
Ont.; step granddaughter, Jessica Turcotte. Also surviving are loving
nieces and nephews, Sonya, Angela, Colin, David, Matthew, Ryan, Kaleigh,
Jarret and Chad, whom she loved and shared many laughs with.Donna was
predeceased by brother, Eric, sister, Patsy and very special friends,
Bernice and Walter.Visitation for Donna Butts will be held Thursday, 2-4
and 7- 9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Newsom United Church,
Glace Bay. Rev. Lorna MacSween will be officiating. Interment will be in
Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society. We, as a family would like to
acknowledge Donna'scourageous and successful battle against cancer.Online
condolences areavailable to the Butts family through
We miss you now, our hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face No one can fill your vacant place.
Lina Ballantine It was with deep sadness when word was received by Mrs.
Elmire Dingwall, May 14, 2006, of the death of her sister, Lina, Mrs. Hugh
Ballantine. Lina and Hugh married at Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford in
September 1949. Lina was the daughter of J.J. and Elise Chiasson, born at
Passchendale, Sept. 16, 1922. She served in the army during the Second
World War, stationed in Halifax, N.S., and Prince Rupert, B.C., with the
rank of lance corporal. She was the last of three siblings who served in
the war. Lina was fomerly of Wasaga Beach, where she retired with her
husband. She moved with her daughter and son-on-law, Maureene and Tim
Burgess, five years ago, to Toronto. She leaves to mourn her children,
Sharon (Scott) McNabb, Mark (Linda) Ballantyne and Maureene (Tim) Burgess;
grandchildren, Carrie-Anne, Julia, Tanya and Gordon; great grandchild,
Michael; brother, Armie, Moncton, sisters, Clara, Hudson, Mass., Corinne,
Cheticamp, Adelaide, Methuen, Mass.,Velma, Downington,Penn., Elmire, New
Waterford. She was predeceased by siblings, Rene, Elias and Bertie Chiasson
and five brothers and sisters in infancy. Lina was buried at St. Mary's
Cemetery in Collington, Wasaga Beach, Ont., next to her husband of 44
years. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
Gerard Raymond Apesteguy 72, NORTH SYDNEY It is with great sorrow that
Gerard Raymond Apesteguy, at the age of 72, the son of the late Vincent and
Marie (Autin) Apesteguy, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family
after a courageous battle with cancer, on the evening of May 29. He is
survived by his loving wife of 51 years and best friend, Elsie Hatcher.
Also by three daughters, Suzanne (Brian) Cashin, North Sydney, Darlene
(Ian) MacIntosh, Lower Sackville, N.S., Monica (Mike) Black, Moncton, N.B.;
three sons, Gerry (Marie) Apesteguy,
North Sydney, Ralph (Carol) Apesteguy, Kennetcook, N.S., Glenn (Michelle)
Apesteguy, North Sydney; 19 grandchildren, Jason, Trevor and Adam Cashin,
Sascha, Alexandra and Andrew MacIntosh, Tracey, Gerry, Vincent, Nicole,
Alan, Alecia, Jessica, Ashley, Amanda and Sandra Lynn Apesteguy, MacKenzie,
Machaela and Maguire Black. Also by two great-grandchildren, Jenna McDonald
and Alexandra Moore; three brothers, Joseph, North Sydney, Paul, Northside
Community Guest Home, North Sydney, and Marcel, Bae Commeau, Que.; one
sister, Theresa Forrest,
North Sydney; and by his canine friend, Mitch, who loved to go for walks.
He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon and two sisters, Evangeline and
Madeline. He was a member of Branch No. 19 Royal Canadian Legion. He was
an avid dart player and bowler. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and
hunting. He enjoyed spending his summers at his summer home in Boisdale
and playing the harmonica, guitar, accordion and the violin. He was an
excellent carpenter and built many wonderful projects over the years. He
will be missed greatly by his family, many nieces and nephews, in-laws and
many friends. We love you! Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North
Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Friday 2 p.m. from St. Joseph Church,
North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy
Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society. Online condolences may be sent to
Remember the love and the laughter, Remember the memories.
** John William Ross SYDNEY MINES There will be a service held for John
William Ross,who passed away Feb. 2, 2006, on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m.,
St. Pius Church, Sydney Mines.
Catherine (Kaye) Elizabeth Chew NEW WATERFORD/PORT MORIEN Mrs. Catherine
'Kaye' Chew who passed away May 22, 2006, was also survived by
daughterin-law, Charlotte Chew of Antigonish. Funeral mass will be
celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday (today) in St. Mary's Church, Port Morien.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Aileen MacDonald 88, HALIFAX Aileen MacDonald, 88, Halifax, passed away
peacefully on May 29, 2006, at the VG Hospital in Halifax. She was born in
Florence, Cape Breton, the daughter of Jennie (Ferguson) and Duncan
She always felt she had shared a wonderful life with her greatest love, Allan
(J.E.A.), who died in 1985. Together they had lived in Glace Bay, Halifax,
Newfoundland and the U.S.A., before retiring to the Valley. They travelled
widely and made friends easily. After Dad's passing, she tried moving to
Halifax, but felt drawn to the many friends she had made in Middleton. She
is survived by sons, Allan (Mary), Ottawa, Ont., and Don (Donna), Chester
grandchildren, Tracy, Nikki, Scott, Duncan and Anna; and
great-grandchildren, Corey, Maya, Julia and Sophie. Mum leaves two sisters,
Anna MacLeod and Shirley
McDonald, both of Glace Bay, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her sister, Pearl and brother, Eddie. Mum's wishes were for
cremation and interment with Dad at Catalone, Cape Breton. There will be a
memorial service in Glace Bay to be scheduled later. No flowers please but
donation to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice would be most appropriate.
Desmond Colin (Dan) Moffett 74, CAPE BRETON Desmond Colin (Dan) Moffett,
74, of Cape Breton and the Palm Beaches in Florida, passed away in Halifax,
on May 28,
2006. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Linda; children, Jacquelin
Genovese (Calogero), Jennifer Robertson (Robert) and Stephen Williams
(Danielle); five grandsons, Charles, Garrett, Thomas, Sebastian and
Spencer; sister, Patricia Shanahan (John); niece, Erin Ganter; nephew,
Gregory Ganter and many friends.He was predeceased by his sister, Gladys
Sullivan (Harold). Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was the son of the late Ethel
and Arthur Moffett. Mr. Moffett retired from the automobile industry and
later turned his summer home outside of Baddeck into the awardwinning inn,
Castle Moffett. We will miss his wit, compassion and friendliness to all.
He was a lover of the arts, travel and he had a most unique Irish gift of
gab. He enjoyed lifeto the fullest and always found a friend among
strangers. He also enjoyed being on theboard of governors of St. Ann's
Gaelic College for many years. He was truly at home in Cape Breton and the
friends that he made here became friends for life. Cremation has taken
placeand there will be no visitation. A memorial gathering will be held 2
p.m., Saturday, June 3 at Castle Moffett for family and friends to
celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory
to Victoria County Memorial Hospital, PO Box 220, Baddeck, N.S., B0E 1B0.
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