John D. Brown
86, Dingwall, Victoria Co.
Mr. John D. Brown, 86, of Dingwall, Vict., County died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour.
Born at Dingwall, he was the son of the late John and Harriet (Fitzgerald) Brown.
He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Dingwall, and was a retired electrician, fisherman, and worked in radio and TV repair in his spare time. He was a loving husband, father and Poppy.
He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Fitzgerald; daughter, Catherine in Dingwall, two granddaughters, Sonya and Katrina, sisters, Jessie (Mrs. Jim Mitchell) Gabarus, Margaret (Mrs. John N. Brown) and Elizabeth (Mrs. Don George) both of Dingwall; brothers, Cyril (Effie) and Pius, both of Dingwall and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Lee, McCurdy, Arthur and Lauchie and sisters, Catherine Grover and Flora Mae.
Visitation was held in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall, where funeral mass will be celebrated today (Monday) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
John D's gone home
To receive his reward.
He will dwell in God's Kingdom
And live with the Lord.
So dry tears of sadness
For Poppys don't die,
They move in with God
In his house in the sky.
And there in God's Kingdom
John watches from above,
To welcome his family
With undying love.
Love you Poppy
William Russell Connors
77, New Waterford
William Russell Connors, 77, a resident of Taigh Na Mara, Veterans Wing, Glace Bay for the past three years and a former resident of 309 Mahon St., New Waterford, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Prendergast) Connors. He was a member of Saint Agnes Parish. He served overseas during the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15. He worked in No. 16 and No. 12 Collieries for more than 37 years and drove taxi in New Waterford for more than 20 years.
Russell is survived by his wife, the former Rita Deveaux; five daughters, Patsy (John) Bates, Mira, Maureen (Leroy) McKinnon, Glace Bay, Joanne (Jerry) MacDonald, New Waterford, Deborah (Jerry McCrank) Connors, Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa (Ken) Hanson, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; two sons, Russell (Nancy) Connors, Renfrew, Ontario, Richard (JoAnne) Connors, Hay River, Northwest Territories.
Also surviving are three sisters, Viola (Tony) Stetch, Westmount, Dorothy (Gerald) Meldrum, Lower Sackville, N.S., Joan (Hubert) Anderson, Loxahatchee, Florida and 18 grandchildren, Valerie, Clay and Melanie Bates, Amy, Jill, and Kate McKinnon, Laurie and Mark MacDonald, Graham, Adam, Peter, Ian, Brendan, Renee, Alanna and Angus Connors, Anne and Kent Hanson.
He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth in infancy, an older brother, Fred, older sisters, Eileen Wood, Rita Brown and a sister, Dorothy in infancy.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Agnes Church with Father Bob Neville officiating. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated.
Thomas B. (Dick) Kanary
76, Glace Bay
Thomas B. (Dick) Kanary, 76, of 44 Official Row, Glace Bay passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late William and Mariah (Miller) Kanary. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish and John Bernard Croak Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3, where he served in various offices and committees. A Second World War veteran, he served in the Navy and later with RCAF where he served as a sergeant attached to the Air Cadet Squadron. He also worked and retired from Canada Post in Halifax.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Janice Chipman, and her mother, Lee Chipman, Hantsport, N.S. He is also survived by one brother, John, Mississauga, Ont. and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife the former Stella White, he was predeceased by sons, Gerard and Peter. He was also predeceased by brothers, James, William and Joseph and sisters, Bridie, Violet, Lucy and Josephine.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Church with Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery.
John Alexander MacDougall
John MacDougall, 93, of Sydney, passed away peacefully at Breton Bay Nursing Home, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999.
Born in Grand Mira, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Isabell (Gillis) MacDougall. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Church in Sydney and owner of the former MacDougall's Market on Argyle St. in Sydney.
He is survived by one son, Gerard (Nancy); two grandchildren, Ryan and Scott; two brothers, Duncan (Catherine), Sydney River and Lawrence (Bernadette), Boston, Mass., along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, brothers, Edward and Angus and sister, Annie Bell Gillis.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacDougall will be held today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or to a charity of choice.
Daisy May Murrell LeGrow Parsons
Daisy May Murrell LeGrow Parsons, 88, of 614 Donkin Highway, Donkin, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Murrell. She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was a member of St. Lukes United Church, Donkin. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 5, Ladies Auxiliary and the L.O.B.A and the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge No. 63.
Mrs. Parsons is survived by her husband, Ernest, Donkin; son, Arthur (Lillian) LeGrow, Donkin; daughter, Dorothy (Bobby) Davies, Donkin; three grandchildren, Christine Higgins, Prime Brook, Robert, his wife, Wendy, Glace Bay and Charlene, her husband, Richie, Donkin and seven great-grandchildren, Mark, Jennifer, Lisa, Melissa, Liam, Keigan and Meredith.
Mrs. Parsons was predeceased by her first husband, James LeGrow, three sisters, Kathleen, Annie, Jessie and three brothers, Gerald, Tom, Randolph.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Parsons took place Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. today (Monday) in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in St. Lukes Cemetery, Donkin.
Louis Philip Soldon
Louis Philip Soldon, 75, of 19 Catherine St., Scotchtown died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (Porquet) Soldon. He was a member of St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. He was employed with Devco for 39 years until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Soldon was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of New Waterford Fish and Game Association.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Anna Digero; one son, George (Ursula), Lingan and a grandson, Nathan.
Visitation will be in the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford Tuesday evening 7-9. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Church with Father Lester Marchand officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only, by request, donations may be made the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Michael's Church.
73, Nashua, N.H.
Vincent Blais, 73, of 18 Balcom St., Nashua, N.H., passed away suddenly Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Nashua Memorial Hospital.
Vinnie, along with his wife of 52 years, Margaret, enjoyed many trips to Cape Breton, spending 22 of the last 23 years visiting his son, Matt and daughter-in-law Patsy and grandchildren, Tim and Chris, along with many friends.
He will be lovingly remembered as a warm and compassionate person who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life as a devoted husband, father and "grampy".
Vinnie is also survived by a son, Russ (Elaine), Utica, N.Y.; a daughter, Cindy (Paul) Delude, Merrimack, N.H.; and four other grandchildren.
The remains will rest at St. Lawrence Funeral Home, 116 Elm St., Nashua, with a memorial service to be held Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m.
John Walker Bowes
66, South Bar
John Walker Bowes, 66, of MacLeod Street, South Bar, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Robert and Gladys (Walker) Bowes. He was a member of Trinity United Church. He retired as a locomotive engineer from Devco Railway after 40 years service.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joan (Gardiner) Bowes; two sons, Robert, at home, Alex, CFB Petawawa, Ontario; two sisters, Christine Metcalfe, Sydney, Ann Jones, Duncan, B.C.; one brother, Alex (Buddy), South Bar.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel, Thursday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Allan McIntosh officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Edward Bruno, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Kingston General Hospital, Ontario.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (O'Reilly) Bruno.
He is survived by companion, Joyce Vallincourt; daughter, Donna Willman, Oshawa; son, Peter, Oshawa; four grandchildren, Carol Ann, Michael, Nicholas and Krista Lee. Also surviving is one brother, John (Margaret), Sydney.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Roberts) Bruno, Ingonish and brother, Gerard, Sydney. Funeral and burial to take place in Arden, Ontario.
Leonard Fulton Cooke
71, Sydney River
Leonard Fulton Cooke, 71, of Green Hill Drive, Sydney River, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Pubnico, Yarmouth County, he was the son of the late Harry and Helen (Hines) Cooke. He was owner-operator of Cooke's Transfer. He was an adherent of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Wyman; six sons, Kevin (Sheila), Sydney Forks, David (Sharon), Howie Centre, Bruce (Marlene), Mount Pearl, Nfld., Richard (Audrey), North Sydney, Timothy (Colleen), Westmount, Sandy (Sheila), Sydney; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly, Key West, Fla., Alice, Ontario; two brothers, Lance, Dingwall, Gilbert, North Sydney. He was predeceased by a sister, Jean.
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Henry (Cecil) Currie
Henry Cecil Currie, 72, of 176 Neville St., Dominion, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, after a long battle with illness at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Bennett) Currie. Cecil was a lover of horses and farming. He looked after several race horses at one time. He was employed for several years at No. 26 and 1B collieries. He also worked as a carpenter around the community. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Bridgeport.
Mr. Currie is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Kathleen (Kay) MacDonald; sons, Johnny (Cook), Jimmy (Donna), both of Glace Bay, Darrell (Debbie), Edmonton; daughters, Marcella, Calgary and Linda (David), at home; grandchildren, Kelly, Kerri, Kimberly, Joanne and Amanda; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin, Dominion, John, Calgary; sisters, Kay (Pat) Murkin, Montreal and Ann, Ontario and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughters, Pauline and Joan Lorraine, sons, Cecil and Darrell Thomas, a sister, Marcella and brothers, Angus, Danny and Lawrence.
Visitation for the late Mr. Currie will be held Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Donations in Cecil's memory to Calvary Cemetery or charity of one's choice are suggested as expressions of sympathy.
Eileen Edith (Cathcart) George
Eileen Edith (Cathcart) George, 77, of Whitehorse, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at home. Born March 8, 1922 in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Cletus (MacNeil) Cathcart.
She is survived by her son, Billie (Annette); grandchildren, Caroline and Bobby and great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Mary (Mrs. Dan Joe MacLeod), Glace Bay, Bernadette (Mrs. Jerry Campbell), Halifax; brother, John (Rona), Halifax and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eddy George, daughter, Judy, sisters, Susan, Joan and Virginia, brothers, Llewellyn, Allan, Howard, Reginald and Blaise and two brothers in infancy. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Alaska.
Horace S. MacDonald
99, Arlington, Mass.
Horace S. (Mac) MacDonald, 99, of Arlington, Mass., died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Symmes Hospital.
Born in Birmingham, England, he emigrated to Canada as a young boy. He was brought up by John D. and Mary Ann MacDonald in Birch Grove, where he attended school. Later he took up residence in the U.S.A. and was employed as a pipe fitter for Beckwith Arden of North Cambridge until his retirement and then was employed as a custodian for St. Jerome's Church for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Canadian Army in the First World War and a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Second World War.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel L. (MacKinnon) MacDonald and a daughter, Janet, North Reading; many nieces, grandnieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Dec. 1, 1998 at Calvary United Methodist Church with the hymns sung by a soloist. The bagpipes played both at the church and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery where a U.S. flag was presented to Mrs. MacDonald.
Horace will be remembered by many friends he would visit during his summer trips to Cape Breton.
Friend, Harold MacArdle of Sydney and niece, Flora Jones of Glace Bay, attended the obsequies. Arrangements were under the direction of the Berglund, Williams, Wilson and Fudge Funeral Home, Arlington.
Neil J. (Chummy) McCormick
79, Glace Bay
Neil Jerome McCormick, 79, of Terrace Manor and formerly of Bathgate Street, Glace Bay, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility, South Street, Glace Bay.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Neil and Charlotte (Gilday) McCormick. Chummy spent the greater part of his working life as a truck driver with Devco and for many years bowled with the Dominion Colliery League.
He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Blanchard, Glace Bay and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen Bedecki, stepson, Tom Bedecki, two brothers, Michael and Danny and five sisters, Olive McCormick, Mary Fitzgerald, Clara Mullaney, Edna MacVicar and Emma McCormick.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Tuesday evening 7-9.
Funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Church with Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery.
Michael (Mickey) Murray
69, New Waterford
Michael (Mickey) Murray, 69, of 3385 Veniot St., New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at home.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John and Sadie (Wadden) Murray. He was employed with Devco as a miner for many years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth (Betty) Arsenault; one daughter, Karen (Mrs. John Hugh Kennedy), L'Ardoise; four sons, Keith "Bob" (Gwen), Upper Sackville, Richard "Rick" (Celeste), Cole Harbour, Kevin (Janet), Calgary and Curtis (JoAnn), Port Hawkesbury; three sisters, Mary Ann "Deedee" (Mrs. Durling Dermont) and Margaret (Mrs. Ken Hopper), both of Halifax, Ursula (Mrs. Bernie MacIsaac), Kingston, Ont.; one brother, William, New Waterford and nine grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Wilbert, Douglas, Arthur and Alfred.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
"Papa Mick may he rest in peace."
Edward James O'Donnell
64, New Waterford
Edward James (Sheriff) O'Donnell, 64, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, died Jan. 11, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret O'Donnell. Mr. O'Donnell was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and at one time worked in maintenance in the Point Edward Hospital and with the Town of Glace Bay.
Surviving are daughter, Darlene MacPherson, New Waterford; five sons, Jerry, Halifax, Patrick (Evelyn), Stephen, Brian (Florence), all of New Waterford and Richard (Millie), Scotchtown; three brothers, Gary and Thomas (Beverly), both of Glace Bay and Allie, Halifax; three sisters, Florence Smiley, Winnipeg, Catherine Burke, Glace Bay and Georgina (Mrs. Jake MacInnis), Sydney; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Loretta Aucoin, two daughters, Wendy and Patricia.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
94, Port Hawkesbury
Rose Wilson, 94, of Port Hawkesbury, formerly of New Victoria, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in New Victoria, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Eliza (Peters) Gouthro. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by daughters, Margaret Keizer and companion, Roy Ritchie, Seaforth, Halifax County, Jean (Mrs. Michael Snook), Port Hawkesbury; sons, Gordon (Marie), Sydney, Alexander (Irene), New Victoria, Douglas (Bunny), Sardis, B.C.; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, James, son, James, brothers, Bobby and Bill, a sister, Fannie and a grandson, Murray Keizer.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-9 p.m. in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Anglican Church with the Rev. Peter MacRae officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Society or a charity of one's choice.
Joseph Louis Wludyka
Joseph L. Wludyka, 78, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Westmount, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the home.
Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late John and Veronica Wludyka. He was a former member of the Westside Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Westmount and was employed at the Sydney Steel Corp. for over 40 years in the Open Hearth Department, retiring 1975.
He is survived by his wife, the former Isabel Chiasson; four sons, Henry (Germaine), Westmount, John, Westmount, William "Tic", Burnaby, B.C., Bernard (Carol), Westmount; two sisters, Mrs. Veronica O'Brien and Mrs. Frances Baker, both of Sydney; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister, Beatrice (Beta) and grandson, John Joseph.
The late Mr. Wludyka will have visitation Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Parkview Chapel with the Rev. D. MacInnis officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.