Dr. D.M. Fergusson
A memorial service will be held for the late Right Worshipful Brother, Dr. D. M. Fergusson today (Tuesday), Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Knox United Church, Commercial Street, Glace Bay. Masons should gather at the church by 3:30 p.m.
Charles A. MacEachern
81, River Ryan
Charles A. MacEachern, 81, of 14 Ryan St., River Ryan, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Inverness, he was the son of the late Hughie C. and Cassie (Campbell) MacEachern. Mr. MacEachern worked as a coal miner and later as a coal inspector, retiring in 1982 after 47 years of service. Mr. MacEachern was a member of St. Michael's Parish. He was an avid horseman and a member of the Horseman's Association Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rita Jones, two sons, Angus, Whitby, Ont., William (Billy), New Waterford; three daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Thomas Arnott), Peterborough, Hughena (Mrs. Bill MacKinnon), Catherine (Mrs. Robert Penney), both of New Waterford; sister, Margaret (Mrs. Roy MacNeil), Moncton: brother, Patrick, River Ryan; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sisters, Christina Campbell and Annie Greychuk, one brother, Angus and an infant brother and sister.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the N.S. Heart and Lung Association are requested.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Frank Mombourquette, of Marion Bridge, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, was survived by daughter, Delores (Mrs. David Hiles). He was also predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Henry and Charlie.
Francis Arthur (Bugs) Campbell
Francis Arthur Campbell, 70, of 3424 Emerald St., formerly of May Street and Coxheath, entered his eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in the QE II Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Scotchtown to the late Dan and Elizabeth (Pardi) Campbell. He was a former member of St. Michael;s Parish. Francis worked in the coal mines, No. 12 and Lingan, for 38 years until his retirement.
Surviving are one daughter, Lois (Ed) Pauk, Mississauga, Ont. and one son, Wayne (Marg) MacMullin, Scotchtown; five grandchildren, he cherished so much, Elaina and Lavana Pauk, Glenn, Lynn and Shauna MacMullin. Also surviving are one sister, Ann (Sam) MacLean, Scotchtown; one brother, Raymond, British Columbia and special friend, Jeanette Magliaro, also a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Rita (MacMullin) Campbell two years ago and one daughter in infancy, two sisters, Mary Hearn and Agnes MacIsaac, one brother, Peter Campbell.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, today (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church with Fr. John Graham officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you
and whispered "come with me".
He knew how much you had been through
and he gave you peace and rest,
God's garden must be beautiful,
because he only takes the best.
Rita Patricia (Tissie) MacDonald
Tissie MacDonald, of 26 Tennyson St., Glace Bay, died peacefully with her husband at her side Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Grace (Kennedy) Gabrial. Tissie was a member of St. Leo's Parish and was a longtime devoted employee of T. Eaton Co. in Glace Bay.
She is survived by her husband, Dan V. MacDonald; one son, P.J. and his wife, Michelle and three cherished grandchildren, Khelsea, Kaleigh and Jake, all of Glace Bay; one sister, Annie Mae Turner, Glace Bay.
She is also survived by loving nephews, especially Malcie and Stan MacKinnon and Hal Rogers and by loving nieces especially, Bea, Gail, Layle, Glenda and Brenda.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Dorothy and brothers, Patrick and Stan.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Leo's Church. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
John A. (Jack Sweet) MacLeod
93, South Bar
John A. (Jack Sweet) MacLeod, of South Bar, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 93.
Born in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late Malcolm and Mary (Morrison) MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was a commercial traveller for 42 years working 32 years with Ganongs Bros. of St. Stephen, N.B. Then for six years he was a rural mail carrier at South Bar and Lingan Road.
Mr. MacLeod was a member and senior elder of Trinity United Church. He was a life member of Canadian Bible Society and a life member of Masonic Lodge, Sydney 84; he received his 65 years Jewel from the Masonic Lodge. Mr. MacLeod was charter president of Whitney Pier Y's Men's Club and its first district governor. He was a very active member of Seaview Golf and Country Club for over 30 years.
Mr. MacLeod is survived by one daughter, Gwendolyn (Mrs. John Tatlock), South Bar; one son, Alan (Barbara), London, Ont.; one sister, Sophie Heartz, Whitney Pier; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Phemie Huntington, two sisters and one brother. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Trinity United Church, Friday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allan McIntosh officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Memorial fund or charity of choice.
A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Francis (Frank) L. Bellefontaine
Francis (Frank) L. Bellefontaine, 50, of 102 Applecross Dr., Westmount, C.B., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
He was employed with the N.S. Department of Transportation.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Bellefontaine, Westmount; one brother, Leo, Westmount; one sister, Sheila, Moncton, N.B.; several nieces and nephews; two aunts, Virgie Bellefontaine, Westmount and Sister Theresa Bellefontaine, Inverness; cousin, Kathleen, Westmount. Also survived by his former wife, Brenda Ponee.
He was predeceased by his father, David and a brother, James.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount with the Rev. Dan MacInnis officiating. Burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Peter C. (Newfie) Boutilier
58, Waterloo, Ont.
Peter C. (Newfie) Boutilier, 58, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at his residence in Waterloo, Ont.
Loving son of Margaret Boutilier and the late Peter Boutilier. Dear father of Michael Boutilier, Aylmer, Maureen and Tracey Boutilier, both of Toronto. Remembered by his three grandchildren. Brother of Joan McIntyre, Cecilia Filiptsch, Helen Walters and her husband Barry and Margaret Martin, all of Waterloo, Tom Boutilier and his wife Betty, Arnold Boutilier and his wife Helen, all of Kitchener, Reginald Boutilier, of Arthur. Also remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, John McIntyre.
Peter was a tire inspector at Uniroyal for 28 years.
The family received friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Michael's RC Church with Rev. Reginald Currie officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Gerald York Cusack
81, New Victoria
Gerald York Cusack, 81, New Victoria, died peacefully, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Hynes) Cusack. Mr. Cusack was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Victoria. During the Second World War, he served with the Infantry Engineers and saw service in France, Belgium, Italy and Holland. On his return from overseas, he worked at the Sydney Steel Plant for 33 years.
Surviving are sons, Michael (Marilyn), Halifax; Fraser (Chrissy) White, New Victoria; daughters, Anne (Duncan) MacDonald, Antigonish and Geraldine (Barry) Cordon, Niagara Falls and Noreen (Danny) MacDonald, South Bar; sisters, Eileen Landry, Louise Coffin and Patricia Keough, all of Sydney, Pauline MacDonald and Carmel Bridges, Ontario and Cheryl Bildstein, Halifax; brother, Bill, Halifax; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Anne (MacNeil) Cusack, sons, York and Frank, brothers, Frank, Jack and George.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Cremation will follow with burial in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Mary Alexandra Victoria (MacLeod) Ferguson
83, Glace Bay
Mary Alexandra Victoria (MacLeod) Ferguson, 83, a resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at her son's home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Grand Falls, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Gillard) Wheeler. She was the owner/operator of the Victoria Haven Home for the Aged of 140 Main St., Glace Bay and was a pioneer in the nursing home field.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by one daughter, Joan Morrison, Glace Bay; two sons, William (Marilyn) MacLeod, Glace Bay and Fred (Jo) MacLeod, Abbotsford, B.C.; one sister, Lilly (Moore), Springdale, Nfld.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, William in December 1998, four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
75, Glace Bay
Elsie Grover, 75, of 154 South St., Glace Bay, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Manchester, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mable (Crewe) Birch. She was a member of Christ Church, Guysborough and while in Glace Bay, a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church. She was a member of Jubilee Rebekah Lodge No. 14, Glace Bay. Mrs. Grover was employed as deputy minister clerk in Guysborough for 11 years and later with the Guysborough School Board. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Guysborough.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (George) Crosman, Glace Bay; son, Keith (Cheryl), Calgary; brothers, Thomas and Walter Birch, England and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William, daughter, Jean England and sister, Mary Malan.
Visitation for the late Elsie Grover will be held Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Her remains will be transferred to Wesley United Church, Guysborough, where visitation will take place from noon until 2 p.m. prior to funeral service with Rev. Peter MacRae and Rev. Margaret Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Ever Green Cemetery, Guysborough.
Members of Jubilee Rebekah Lodge are asked to assemble in the funeral home 7 p.m. Thursday. Donations in Mrs. Grover's memory to a charity of one's choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
S. Douglas MacDonald
S. Douglas MacDonald, 81, of 500 Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel A. and Mae (Steele) MacDonald. He served with the Canadian Army during the Second World War and was employed for a short time in the 1940s at Sydney Steel Corp. He operated Northside Motor Sales Ltd. in partnership with his brother, John B. MacDonald and later operated Terminal Motors in North Sydney. After leaving the car business, he entered the insurance field, retiring from Canada Life in 1983.
While residing in North Sydney, he was active in the Progressive Conservative party, serving as president of the Cape Breton North Progressive Conservative Association. He was a founding member of the Northside Community Guest Home, serving on the board of directors for 21 years. He served as chairman of the Board of the Northside Harbourview Hospital Corp. and was a member of the board of the Northside Hospital Foundation. He is a past president of the K-40 Club; a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a life member of the Kinsmen Club of North Sydney.
He volunteered his service for many years with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Heart Association, the Red Shield Campaign and the United Way.
Left to mourn his loss are his wife of 57 years, the former Muriel Peters; son, Fred (Sandra) MacDonald, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; daughters, Judy (Joe) Grant, Toronto, Heather (Brian) Bellmore, Toronto, Charlotte (George) Lucas, Abbotsford, B.C., Bev (Gary) Muir, Coxheath; grandchildren, Doug and Sarah Jane MacDonald, Susan and Katie Grant, Patrick, Maureen, David and Erin Bellmore, Robyn, Carolyn and Karen Lucas, Sandy and Lindsey Muir and one great-grandchild, Clarke Bellmore. Also surviving are sisters, Kay (Joe R.) MacDonald, Sydney and Eileen Paul, Cottonwood, Ariz., and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Rannie, John B. and Donald.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association for Juvenile Diabetes Research or Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care would be appreciated.
32, Glace Bay
Charles McNeil, 32, of 1035 Main St., Glace Bay, died at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the youngest son of Leo and Marjorie (Watkins) McNeil. A loving husband and best friend to wife, Cathy (Stubbert) McNeil for 13 years and a wonderful daddy to his daughter Courtney and sons, Roddie and Justin, at home.
He was employed with McLean Chimney Co. for the last 11 years.
Besides his parents, wife and children, he is survived by five brothers, John (Irene), B.C., Leo Jr. (Francine), Reserve Mines, Harold, Glace Bay, Kevin (Maxine), Mira, Brad, at home; many nieces and nephews and an extra special uncle, Harold (Buddy) Watkins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Debbie.
Visitation for Mr. McNeil will be held in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul McGillivray officiating.
Should you go first and I remain
to finish with this scroll,
No lengthening shadows shall creep
in to make this life seem droll.
We've known so much happiness,
we've had our cup of joy.
And memory is one gift of God
that death cannot destroy.
"Whom God has joined together,
Let no man put asunder."
Mary Jane (Allen) Mollons
Mary Jane (Allen) Mollons, 71, of 151 Gray St., Sydney, died peacefully with her family by her side, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Margaret (MacCurdy) Allen of Sydney and the late William Allen. She was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Earl; daughters, Rhonda (Mrs. Jim McCallum), Sydney, Maureen (Mrs. Dave MacLellan), Sydney; sons, Kelly, Sydney, David (Mary D.), Brampton, Ont.; two brothers, Archie, Glace Bay, John, Howie Centre; eight grandchildren, Tracy, Melissa and David McCallum, Katie and Michelle MacLellan, Mathew, Steven and Gregory Mollons.
She was predeceased by a son, Reginald (1975), sisters, Roseen and Margaret, brothers, Billy and Norman.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Christ Church, Sydney, with the Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
81, Glace Bay
James Selleck, 81, of Drewery Park, Glace Bay, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Newtonville, Ont., he was the son of the late Tom and Ethel (Sowden) Selleck. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church, Donkin. Mr. Selleck was employed as a chemist with Colgate/Palmolive retiring after 46 years of service. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of the Masonic Thistle Lodge in Port Morien, Branch No. 36 and a former member of Acadia, Toronto, Ont., Branch No. 430. He was also a member of the Philae Temple of the Cape Breton Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anne MacIsaac; daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Bill Bowness), Monkland, Ont.; stepdaughter, Norma (Mrs. Al Aucoin), Sydney; sisters, Grace (Mrs. William Callan), Omemee, Ont., Pearl (Mrs. Robert Hirst), Scarborough, Ont. and Dora (Mrs. George MacDonald), Kendall, Ont.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Susan and Robert Bowness, Belinda Ferguson and Brian Hedd.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Louise and brother, Victor Selleck. There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Selleck. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay with Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating.
Members of the Masonic order are requested to assemble in the funeral home by 1:45 p.m. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
No flowers, by request. Donations in Mr. Selleck's memory to St. Luke's United Church Memorial Fund, Donkin or charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Alphonse (Phonse) Wall
82, Sydney Mines
Alphonse Wall, 82, of 26 Cook St., Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Tom and Jane (Cooke) Wall. Phonse was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army. He was an active member of Breton Branch 8, Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding devotion to the aims and objects of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, the former Marguerite Hacala; his daughters, Sandra (Bobby) Dean and Marguerite (Terry) King, Lower Sackville and Frankie (Greg) Hicks, Glace Bay; his sons, David, Sydney Mines and Carl (Brenda), London, England; his brothers, Tom and Bill, both of North Sydney, Gerald, Toronto; his sisters, Anne Musgrave and Lillian Norman, North Sydney and Josephine Naty, Dearborn, Mich. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Patrick, Angus, Edward, Louis and Joe.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G. R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.