Harry Lee Bachelet
Mr. Harry Lee Bachelet, of 22 Windsor Ave., Sydney Mines, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Robert) Bachelet. He was an adherent of the Clyde Avenue Baptist Church and a retired locomotive driver from the Old Sydney Collieries Division of Devco.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Ash; stepdaughter, Noreen Haley, British Columbia; stepson, William (Bill) and wife, Heather Harrington, Tantalon, N.S.; sister, Jean (Mrs. Paul J. Reid), London, Ont.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Large and Margaret Layton.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Allison MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clyde Avenue Baptist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of choice.
Gerald (Buzzy) Burns
71, New Waterford
Gerald (Buzzy) Burns, 71, of 3410 Wilson Ave., New Waterford, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Perry and Mable (Kendrick) Burns. Mr. Burns was a member of Calvin United Church. At one time, he worked in No. 16 Colliery. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a paratrooper with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1st battalion. He was employed with Air Canada in Montreal until his retirement in 1975, when he returned to New Waterford. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a great lover of the outdoors.
He had a great fondness for Iona where he will rest eternally.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rhoda Spencer; two daughters, Wanda, New Waterford, Wendy, Calgary; three sons, Gary (Donna-Lynn), Montreal, Wayne (Kim), Sydney, Tommy (Donna), Bridgeport; one brother, Philip, New Waterford; two sisters, Thelma (Mrs. Reg Mollin), Sydney, Elaine (Mrs. Frank MacMullin), New Waterford; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Harvey and Kenneth.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Calvin United Church with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. The body will be removed to the church at noon Saturday. Cremation will follow.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care.
Bridget Obeline (Burke) Griffin
76, New Waterford
Bridget Obeline (Burke) Griffin, 76, of 354-14th Street, New Waterford, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Lingan, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Alice (Taylor) Burke. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church.
Surviving are husband Pat Griffin; one son, Patrick "Brother" (Marlene), Sydney Mines; daughter, Caroline (Mrs. Bernie Rigby), Scotchtown; Patricia (Mrs. James MacDonald), Baddeck; Alice (Mrs. Clarence McInnis), Englishtown; grandsons, Vincent, Donald, Joseph, Patrick; and granddaughter, Obeline; one great-grandchild, Jacob; sisters, Ruby, Ottawa, Rita, New Waterford, Rose, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Anna (Poirier) Burke, New Waterford, Margaret (McLellan) Burke, Port Hawkesbury; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Henrietta, Angeline, Ellen, Alice, Madia; brothers, Michael, Emmett, Reginald, William, three brothers in infancy, granddaughter, Lisa Irene MacDonald.
By request of the deceased, no visitation or flowers. Funeral will be in Mount Carmel Church, Saturday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Gerald F. (Jake) Ingraham
Jake Ingraham, 54, of 12 Selkirk Court, Kitchener, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the QEII Health Center, Halifax, N.S.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William (Toby) and Florence (Croney) Ingraham. Jake was employed for several years at Highland Fisheries. He then moved to Ontario to work at Domtar Paper Mill and Kimberley Clark Paper Mill. He was employed with many restoration companies and retired from Empire Restoration Ltd. He was a long time member of Knights of Columbus, Branch No. 1504. He was an avid dart player, a member of the Hub Club.
Mr. Ingraham is survived by his loving wife and long-time friend, the former Elizabeth (Betty) MacPherson Ingraham; his loving daughter, Kim (Mrs. Steven Thomas), Kitchener, Ont.; four brothers, Sonny (Joan), Florence, Leonard (Leahan), Glace Bay, Kevin (Lorraine), Glace Bay, Keith, St. Catharines, Ont.; two sisters, Girlie (Mrs. Hoyles Ford), Glace Bay, Shirley (Mrs. Wilford Shaw), Glace Bay. Also surviving are two wonderful grandsons, Calvin Alexander, Joshua Michael and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one loving son, Jerry, two sisters, Eleanor and Selina.
Visitation for the late Mr. Ingraham will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Donations in Jake's memory to Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Jake will be missed by many good friends and relatives.
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.
Melbourne H. Kelland
65, Windsor, Ont.
Melbourne H. Kelland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the age of 65 at the Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor, Ont.
Born in Bras d'Or, C.B., he was the son of the late John and Cecily (Gear) Kelland.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Blueman; stepdaughters, Sheila (Norman) Schoos, Linda (Michael) Carr; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, all of Windsor. He is also survived by five sisters, Asneth (William) Mulley, Point Aconi, Eileen (Norman) Matheson, Big Bras d'Or, Annie McGean, North Sydney, Madeline (Lloyd) Giles, Owen Sound, Ont., Viola (Edward) Petrowski, Manitoba; three brothers, Nelson, Sydney Mines, Charles (Pauline), North Sydney, Richard (Isabel), Millville; a number of nieces and nephews and one special nephew, William McGean and wife Susan, Windsor, Ont.
He was predeceased by one son, Patrick, sisters, Sadie Totten and an infant brother, William. Cremation took place. There will be a private service at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society.
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, Dennis (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 was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (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 or The Children's Wish Foundation.
92, Dover, Mass.
Frances Neale, 92, of 7 Hartford St., Dover, Mass., died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Caritas-Norwood Hospital.
She was the widow of Harry E. Neale.
Born at Donkin, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, March 5, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Annie (MacDougal) MacMillan. A longtime Dover resident, she was a cook for 25 years at the Charles River School prior to retirement. She was a seven-time past master of the Westwood Grange and had served in every other station there.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Neale, Germany, Harry E. Neale Jr., Norfolk; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Stu MacMillan.
A private burial is planned at the Highland Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements are in the care of the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., P.O. Box 85, Wrentham, Mass., 02093.
Bertrum Wilson MacLeod
83, Ingonish Centre
Mr. Bertrum MacLeod, 83, of Ingonish Centre, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at home. Born at North Ingonish, he was the son of the late William and Mamie (Cann) MacLeod. He was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Ingonish and was a retired carpenter.
He is survived by four daughters, Effie Donovan, Ingonish Beach, Mamie Brewer, Woodstock, Ont., Doris Draper, Keswick, Ont. and Christina Nichols, Sydney; six sons, Wilson and Gordon, both of Keswick, Ont., Jimmy, Nelson, Myles and Donald, all of Ingonish Centre; sister, Maude MacLeod, North Ingonish; brother, Gordon MacLeod, North Ingonish; 47 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Viola Williams, daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, son, David, sisters, Helen Jackson, Sadie MacLeod, Edna Isabell Sophidees, Mary MacLeod and brothers Walter, Jack, Jackson, Alex and Jack in infancy.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral, Ingonish, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Church with Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Mary M. Settle
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, Mary Settle of Sherwood Park, passed away peacefully on her 49th birthday after a valiant battle with cancer.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Doug; daughters, Shannon and Tara; sisters, Cathy (Warren) Smistad, Calgary, Ruth (Mel) Bona, Halifax, N.S., Lois (Ron) Caldwell, Stephenville, Nfld.; brothers Jim (Janet) MacLeod, Wolfville, N.S., Sandy (Jan) MacLeod, Dartmouth, N.S.; sisters-in-law, Louise (Eric) McCook, Salmon Arm, B.C., Lesley (Dave) Fegan, Beiseker, Alta., Cathy (Lorne) Taylor, Smoky Lake, Alta., Betty (Robert) Gilgoff, Vancouver; brothers-in-law, Bob (Winnie) Settle, Edmonton, Greg (Cheryl) Settle, Calgary; father-in-law, Jack (Coby) Settle, Calgary and a large extended family.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, Elmer in 1974 and Dorothy in 1990; and mother-in-law, Phyllis in 1989.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker whose commitment to both immediate and extended families will be treasured forever. She stayed home when her children were young, then later went to work at the University of Alberta Resource Centre. She enjoyed her time and energy spent with her church and her church friends. Mary was blessed by her many special friends and relatives who provided love and encouragement during her illness.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at 4 p.m. at Sherwood Park United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Special Gifts Fund at Sherwood Park United Church or to a charity of one's choice.
Annie Catherine Tonary
80, New Waterford
Annie Catherine Tonary, 80, of 424 Mahon St., Ocean View Terrace, New Waterford, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Duncan J. and Mary C. (Kennedy) Gillis. Mrs. Tonary was a member of Saint Agnes Parish and CWL, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Carmelite Prayer Group. For many years she worked at F.W. Woolworth's.
Surviving are her son, Lawrence Duncan, Kingsville, Ont.; two brothers, James Michael Gillis, Moncton, John A. Gillis, New Waterford; a sister, Marie Power, Sydney; step-grandchildren, David and Sandra Cryderman; several nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Thomas Tonary, brother, Murdock Gillis, two sisters, Julia Stephenson and Ann Burroughs.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Saint Agnes Church, with Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.