George William (Bill) Braedley
George William (Bill) Braedley, 82, of 47 Park Street, Truro, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born on August 18, 1916 in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jane Braedley. He resided at 28 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines until moving to Truro in 1996. He worked for forty-four years at J. A. MacDougall Wholesale Ltd., retiring as the manager in 1983. He was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines and an adherent of the First United Church, Truro. A strong supporter of Carman United Church, he will be remembered for his years of dedicated service as Sunday School Superintendent, Treasurer, Trustee, and Boy Scout leader.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Muriel Braedley (Hollett), Truro; three sons, David and wife Mary (Jollymore), Waterloo, Ont., Robert (Bob) and wife Marie (Hill), Truro and Ronald and wife Susan (Hall), Orillia, Ont.; one daughter, Jane and husband Ron Sutherland, Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren David, Christopher, Anne, Ian, Kenneth, Charles, Katherine, Michael, Sarah, and Jeffrey; sister, Mrs. John Head, Oshawa, Ont.
He was predeceased by his brother Joseph and sister Jean.
Cremation has taken place. The family, respecting his wishes, will not be holding a funeral service. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Mines in late spring or summer.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Carman United Church Memorial Fund, Sydney Mines.
Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
Howard Cranford Cameron
Howard Cranford Cameron, 82, of Baddeck, Nova Scotia died peacefully after a lengthy illness Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Inverness, he was the son of the late Charles and Jessie (MacDonald) Cameron. He was a member of the Greenwood United Church. He served his country in the RAF and RCAF during the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 53 and an avid Boy Scout Leader. He was a proud member of Clan Cameron and was granted a life membership in the Lions Club International.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lola Jessinghouse; one son, Howard; daughter, Carol; seven grandchildren, Kim, Shelley and Jeff Cameron and Kurt, Greer, Jocelyn and Brock Johnston.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Allan and Russell.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, 2-4,7-9 p.m. MacAskill Funeral Home. Legion service will be 7 p.m. at MacAskill Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26,1999 at Greenwood United Church with Rev. David Lutes officiating. Family flowers only by request.
Donations may be made to Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation.
Frederick Thomas Carroll
Frederick Thomas Carroll, 90, of 242 Park St. Sydney, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Harry and Ellen (White) Carroll. He retired as Shift Engineer in 1974 after 40 years with the Power Plant No. 3, Sydney Steel Corp.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Florence (Bunn); sons, Frederick, Lanark, Everett Sydney, Roger, Fall River, Kevin, Toronto, Douglas, B.C., Raymond, Coxheath and daughters, Colleen (Riebe), Fall River, Sharon (Trudel), Alberta, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and sister, Rita Bain.
He was predeceased by children, Thomas and Ralph, brothers, Russell and William, sisters, Irene, Mary, Helen and Florence.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Special thanks to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society for their support.
Michael John Joseph
Michael John Joseph, 83, of 4 Essex St., Sydney, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Anthony and Annie (Raymond) Joseph. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He owned and operated Toby's Restaurant in Whitney Pier and was later employed as a waiter at the Thistle Tavern from 1957 until retirement in 1982.
He is survived by one son, Michael, at home; one daughter, Elaine, Sydney and one sister, Susan Saab, Sydney.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Halleran, three sisters, Bessie, Mary Maroun and Jennie Tobias and three brothers, George, Patrick and Wimpy.
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. A. Maroun officiating. Cremation will follow with interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Hilda Louise MacArthur
Hilda Louise MacArthur, 56, of 5 Terrace St., Sydney died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Velma (Skinner) Norman of Sydney and the late William Norman.
She was retired from the Vista Motel in Sydney. She was a member of St. George's Church, Sydney where she was a former choir member and Sunday school teacher.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob); a daughter, Velma, (Mrs. George MacEachern), Coxheath; two sons, Robert, Halifax and Mark, Ontario; one sister, Elizabeth, Sydney and two grandchildren, Tyler and Nicole.
Visitation will be held today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. George's Church with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Dr. Alexander Angus (A.A.) MacDonald
67, St. Joseph's, Antigonish Co.
Dr. Alexander Angus (A.A.) MacDonald, 67 of St. Joseph's, Antigonish County, died at home on Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999.
Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John A. and Mary Sarah (MacArthur) MacDonald. Alex graduated from Holy Family High School in Inverness in 1952 and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Francis Xavier University in 1955. After postgraduate studies at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, he joined the faculty of St. F.X. He earned a master's degree in Rural Sociology from Cornell University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Development Sociology in 1969. As a fieldworker for the University's Extension Department in the mid-'60s he helped organize the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners Association and Co-operative housing for low income families in Antigonish.
After serving for three years with the Canadian International Development Agency in southern Africa, he returned to the Sociology Department at St. F.X. where he served as chair from 1975 until his appointment as Director of the Coady International Institute in 1979. In 1991, he became the Institute's co-ordinator of overseas programs.
Dr. MacDonald also served on the Board of Directors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and on the Nova Scotia Co-op Council.
Inspired by faith in God and faith in people he traveled the world to aid the disadvantaged.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Tower, at home; his daughters, Laura Lindiwe, Halifax, Morag Andrea, Calgary; grandson, Taylor Alexander Francis, Halifax; brothers, Jim Dan (Bobbi), Port Hood, George, Montreal, Patrick (Carol), Broad Cove, Inverness Co., Andy (Sally), Broad Cove, Colin (Sandy), Calgary; his sister, Mary (Mrs. Calum MacPhail), Lower Sackville and 17 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Peter and Archie.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m.. Tuesday at the MacIsaac Funeral, Home, Pleasant, St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the St. F.X. Chapel 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 with Rev. Alex MacKinnon as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the A.A MacDonald Education Fund c/o the Coady International Institute.
John J. MacLellan
John J. MacLellan, 80, of 312 Esplanade, Sydney formerly of Westmount, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late John L. and Catherine (MacDonald) MacLellan. John passed away peacefully with family at his side. He served during the Second World War with the Pictou Highlanders. John worked as a carpenter for most of his life.
He is survived by one sister, Monica Power, Stewiacke, Colchester Co.; one brother, Len MacLellan (Noreen), Central Waterville, N.B.; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Joan Cameron and family.
He was predeceased by brothers, Daniel, James and Angus "Butch" and a sister, Mary.
The late Mr. MacLellan will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Rosary Church with Rev. D. MacInnis officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
89, Port Caledonia
Mrs. Eva MacLeod, 89, of 177 Mines Road, Port Caledonia, a former resident of Beacon St., Glace Bay died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Belle (MacKinnon) Wadman. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay.
Mrs. MacLeod is survived by her daughter Sheila, at home.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh, infant son, Sheldon, sisters, Edna Matthews and Muriel MacDonald and brothers, Edward, Gurney and Robert.
Visitation will be held Tuesday 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. Wednesday at St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.
Donations to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or a favorite charity are suggested as memorials.
Derek Joseph MacPherson
On January 22, at age 28, Derek Joseph MacPherson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. While constructing his new home, he accidentally fell and sustained a fatal injury.
Born in New Waterford, Derek was the son of Della (MacKinnon) MacPherson and the late Donald MacPherson.
Derek is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughter of John and Anita Martell; a son, Evan; a brother, Colin (Cathy), Kinkora, P.E.I.; and sister, Donelda (Bill), Halifax.
He was predeceased by grandparents, Francis and Mary (Burke) MacKinnon and Tom and Jessie (Cameron) MacPherson.
A cabinetmaker and bricklayer by trade, Derek, and his family moved to Halifax two years ago. He was well known for the warmth of his friendship and exceptional manner of generosity. By means of prearrangements, the deceased became a donor of multiple organs. Derek has left a legacy to many and will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at V J. McGillivray's Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford on Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. Family members cordially invite relatives and friends to join in a concelebrated mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish on Tuesday. Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Area clergy are invited to con-celebrate. Interment will immediately follow in parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Med/Surg/Neuro 5.2 Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or the charity of your choice.
A trust fund has been established for son Evan by Sharon's employer with C.l.B.C., 5527 Spring Garden Road, Halifax.
George Alexander Matthews
68, Grand Anse
The death of George Alexander Matthews, 68, of Grand Anse occurred Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in St. Peters.
Born in Grand Anse, he was the son of the late John and Mabel (MacRae) Matthews.
He is survived by a brother, Wallace, Grand Anse, and two sisters, Mrs. Florence MacLean and Mrs. Cassie MacRae, both of Dundee. He is also survived by eight stepbrothers, John, Eddie, Thomas, Arthur, Hubert, James, Alexander, all of Grand Anse, Arthur, River Bourgeois, Carl Matthews, Dundee and three stepsisters, Susan Dorey, MacIntyre's Lake, Edna Cogswell, Lower River, Jean Marie Lentorne, Stellarton.
He was predeceased by a brother, Matthew Matthews and two children in infancy, Charles and Loretta.
Visitation will be in the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral to be held 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Keith Adams officiating. Burial will be in Black River cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters.
Ann Marie McAdam
59, North Sydney
Ann Marie McAdam, 59, a resident of 42 Peppett St., North Sydney died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at the QEII in Halifax.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Stanfield and Gertrude (Nicholson) Jessome. She worked at the Northside General Hospital in the lab working as a Lab Aid until the time of her death. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are her husband, William; one daughter, Christine (Mrs. John Hatfield), North Sydney; one granddaughter, Alicia; two brothers, Allan, North Sydney and Michael, Bras d'Or and three sisters, Virginia (Mrs. William Jessome), Brenda (Mrs. Cameron Jessome), both of Florence and Cecilia (Mrs. Blair Jessome), Point Aconi.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Bobby and Theadore and one sister, Bernice (Mrs. George Jerrett), Sydney Mines.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Ann Susanah (Anna) Negus
Ann Susanah (Anna) Negus, 85, of Armview Estates, Halifax, formerly a long time resident of Samuel H. Prince Manor, 3792 Novalea Dr., Halifax, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at the New Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George and Susanna (Strickland) Kane.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lillian MacCharles, Sydney, N.S., Catherine (Mrs. Raymond Ball), Brockville, Ont., Ruth (Mrs. Donald Ball), Dartmouth, N.S. and Doreen (Mrs. Andy Coyle), Ajax, Ont.; one son, Edward Bishop, Chilliwack, B.C.; one brother, Edward Kane, Sydney; two sisters, Eileen (Mrs. David Weatherbye), Dartmouth, N.S. and Gloria (Joseph Parsons), Sydney; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband and second husband, James William Negus, four sons, Leslie Bishop, Jackie Bishop, Lloyd Bishop and Reggie Bishop, five sisters, Beatrice Thorne, Florence Althen, Reta Orminston, Ellen McAskill and Lillian Kane and two brothers, William Kane and Frederick Kane.
Visitation will be in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Fort Massey United Church 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. T.D. Cleveland-Thompson officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Reception will follow in funeral home.
Donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or the Nova Scotia Heart Foundation.
Helen Veronica "Toots" (Dwyer) Quinton
84, Kingston, N.S.
Helen Veronica "Toots" (Dwyer) Quinton, 84, Kingston, N.S. and formerly of Sydney died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Christina (Cameron) Keough. Her mother died when she was one week old and she was lovingly raised by her dear Momma and Poppa, the late Thomas and Agnes O'Dea. She has been a lifelong resident of Whitney Pier and resided in the Annapolis Valley for the past six years.
She is survived by her daughter, Rose Marie, Fort Myers, Florida; sons, Thomas Dwyer and wife, Daisy, Kingston, N.S. and Gerald Dwyer and wife, Betty, Oakfield, N.S.; brothers, Andrew "Buddy," Maurice and David Keough; sisters, Tillie Campbell, Lorraine Brookman, Mildred Hooper, Rosie Duff and Bernice Campbell, all of Sydney; grandchildren, Cheryl, Tom, Jackie and great-grandson, Adam.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Dwyer, second husband, William Quinton, sisters, Evelyn Murphy and Rita Costello.
A memorial mass will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Private burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
William Ernest "Bill" Snow
William Ernest "Bill" Snow, 81, of 61 Stuart St., Sydney, passed away early Saturday Jan. 23, 1999 with dignity and grace, after a lengthy illness. He was lovingly surrounded by his family and devoted companion of 12 years Phyllis McGean.
Son of Ernest and Elizabeth, he was born in Great Burin, Newfoundland, January 5, 1918. Bill moved with his family to Sydney, at age five years. He received his education in the Sydney Schools, and in his early adult years received training as a mechanic, for NCR of Canada, and in his working years served tirelessly and faithfully the commercial businesses in the Cape Breton regional service manager. He was well liked by his associates and colleagues, who enjoyed his work ethic, and a terrific sense of humor.
Bill proudly served his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Army Signal Corps, and fought overseas in the Second World War, in England, Italy, Europe, Belgium, and was a corporal in the RCCS (Royal Canadian Corps of Signal). He was an enthusiastic member and past president of Branch 151, East Bay, and served as poppy chairman for many years. He received the meritorious service medal from Branch 151, East Bay.
Bill was very active in community affairs, enjoying bowling, dancing, senior citizens club activities and was involved in the affairs of his apartment complex on Stuart Street and enjoyed the fellowship of many residents. He was a faithful member of St. Andrew's United Church, Sydney, a former member of the Men's Brotherhood a senior elder for years, and was the Superintendent of Sunday Schools in the 1950s and '60s.
Bill is remembered by his only son, Dr. William F. Snow, as a devoted loving father, teacher, friend, and advisor, and was a great source of inspiration for him in choosing his life's career, and instructed him through difficult times and happy times, and inspired him in work, and life. The loss to his son, is indeed a great one, but he celebrates his great contribution to his life and happiness.
Bill was a loving grandfather and is survived by his devoted long time friend and companion, Phyllis McGean, Sydney Mines, whose relationship deeply enriched his zest for life and happiness.
Bill was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his surviving family, grandchildren Rebekah, MacKenzie, Angela, Alyssa, and Rita, all of Sydney; sisters, Evelyn Lusk, Mae Armstrong, both of Sydney and sister-in-law, Eileen (Spencer) Snow of Victoria, B.C. His many nieces and nephews; one honorary nephew his name sake Clayton William Smith of North Sydney.
He was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Gertrude, Ethel, Ann, and brothers, Stanley, and Heyward.
Visitation for the late Mr. Snow will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew's United Church with Reverends Dale and Sharon Irving officiating. Cremation to follow.
By his request donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Comfort Fund, St. Andrew's Memorial Fund or charity of choice.
2nd Timothy 4 verses 6-9: As for me, the hour has come for me to be sacrificed. The time is here for me to leave this life. I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the Faith. And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give men on that Day, and not only me, but to all those who wait with Love for Him to appear.
D. Tutu's Sermon 1982: "If God is on our side, who is against us? What can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or hardship, can persecution, hunger, nakedness, peril or sword? We are being done to death for thy sake all day long, the Scripture says. We have been treated like sheep for slaughter, and yet, in spite of all, overwhelming victory is ours through him who loved us. For I am convinced that there is nothing in death or life, in the realm of spirits or superhuman powers, in the world as it is or in the world as it shall be, in the forces of the universe, in heights or depths; there is nothing in all creation that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Bill, dwell in the House of the Lord, Forever.
Eva Mary Stone
Eva Mary Stone, of St. Peters passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in St. Peters, she was the daughter of the late George Ranald and Agnes (Landry) MacDonald. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary Branch 47 of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. Peters.
She is survived by nine children, Frances (Mrs. Hughie Campbell), Red Islands, Mary Bennett, Toronto, Joseph Stone (Gloria), Sackville, N.S., Gladys (Mrs. Gordon Cote), Grand Greve, Gordon Stone (Shirley), Cameron, Ontario, Wayne Stone, St. Peters, Carolyn Stone, Sydney, Gail Murray (Terrance), River Bourgeois, Roger Stone, Halifax; 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one brother, Joseph H. MacDonald (Liz), St. Peters and two sisters, Peggy Biron (Paul) and Marie MacDonald, both of Halifax.
She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Charles, one daughter, Sharon Stone and one son, Vernon Francis Stone, three brothers, James, Charlie and Johnnie and two sisters, Blanche Archibald and Gladys Roach.
Visitation will be in the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters this evening (Monday) from 7-9 and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral will be held in St. Peters Catholic Church, 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Frederick Thomas Carroll
A memorial service for the late Frederick Thomas Carroll who passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Sydney.
Joseph Christie died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Amherst, N.Y.
Mr. Christie was born and raised in Glace Bay, N.S. and was formerly a town taxi driver.
Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Campbell); loving father of Harold (Pamela), Tonawanda, N.Y. and Sandra, Tampa, Fla.; grandfather of Michael Joseph.
Mr. Christie is also survived by sisters, Blanche, Sydney, N.S. and Bessie, Kitchener, Ont.; brothers, Lloyd, Antigonish, N.S. and Jerry, Clearwater, Fla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Glace Bay at a later date.
James F. Dalton
The death of James F. Dalton, of 993 Tifft St., Buffalo, N.Y., and formerly of Whitney Pier, occurred on Oct. 18, 1998.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ronald and Margaret Dalton.
He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; sons Ronald, Jamie and Joseph and daughters, Denise and Sister Robin, OSF and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary MacMillan, Barrie, Ont. and brother, Cyril (Bud) Dalton, Kelowna, B.C.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Nellie McNeil, brothers, Ronald, Gerald, Albert and Bernard Dalton, all of Sydney.
The funeral was held from the Church of the Holy Family, with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery in Buffalo.
A. Dorothy (Lewis) Grace
82, Framingham, Mass.
A. Dorothy (Lewis) Grace, 82, of Framingham, Mass., and formerly of Edwardsville, Cape Breton, died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at the MetroWest Medical Center, Natick, Mass.
She was the wife of the late John Edgar Grace, who died in 1958.
Born in Edwardsville in 1916, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Robert and Ruphina (MacDonald) Lewis. She also lived in Dominion, Cape Breton, for many years before moving to the United States in 1957.
Prior to her retirement, she was a dormitory matron for many years at Framingham State College. During the Second World War, she worked at the Naval Base in Point Edward, N.S. While living in Canada, she was an active member of the Catholic Women's League, the Children of Mary, the Board of Catholic Charity, the Home and School Association, and the Ladies Sodality of St. Eugene's Church. She was also a member of the St. Stephen's Mothers' Guild in Framingham.
She is survived by three sons, John Grace, Marlborough, Mass., Joseph Grace, Framingham, Mass., and Robert Grace, Granby, Conn.; a daughter, Mary Chaisson, Framingham and a granddaughter, Cassidy Grace, Marlborough; a brother, Basil Lewis, Sydney, N.S.; two sisters, Lenore Cullen, Framingham, Margaret Lee, Toronto; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Walter, Wellington, Alan, Clyde, Earl, Bert, Vincent, Roy, Ruphina and Kathleen Lewis.
Her funeral services and mass were held Dec. 14, 1998, at St. Stephen's Church in Framingham, and committal services were held at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Framingham.
Bessie Hashem, 96, of 105 Spruce Haven Dr., Sydney, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Yappur) Hashem. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney and also the Daughters of Mary St. Joseph's Lebanese Society. Bessie had been a resident of Sydney for most of her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary and Theresa, both of Sydney and Katherine Caselli, Florida; one son, Peter A., Howie Centre and by three grandsons, Isaac, Kevin and Michael and also by three great-grandchildren, Paul, Emerald and Brendan; four sisters, Martha Cleyle and Adele Hashem, both of Windsor, N.S., Helen Halbouty, Texas and Sarah Corriveau, Sydney and one brother, George Hashem, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Isaac Hashem in 1936 and a son, Paul Francis Hashem., a sister, Pearl Hashem, Sydney and a brother, Peter Hashem, Windsor, N.S.
The late Mrs. Hashem will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (today) Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with the Rev. Leo Boone officiating.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
64, Reserve Mines
Bridget Hiscock, 64, of 168 Centerville St., Reserve Mines, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late James Jr. and Alice Louise (Wareham) Hill. Mrs. Hiscock was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines.
Surviving are daughters, Marlene Hiscock, at home; Bridget (Mrs. Charles Bowering), Lindsay, Ont.; sons, David (Helen), Brighton, Ont., and Donald, Lindsay, Ont.; sister, Carmella (Cavelle) Hill, Sydney. Also surviving are grandchildren, Lisa, Krista, Jonathan, David Jason (D.J.) and Kristen.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Steadman.
Visitation for the late Bridget Hiscock will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Annie Neillena MacDonald
79, South Haven, Victoria County
Annie Neillena MacDonald, 79, of South Haven, Victoria County, died Monday, Jan. 24, 1999, at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Glen Tosh, she was the daughter of the late William and Katie (MacAskill) Matheson. She was a member of Ephriam Scott Presbyterian Church, South Haven. She taught school for 10 years in various places in Cape Breton and worked for the Children's Aid Society, Saint John, N.B. She was post mistress of South Haven Post Office until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, AMS and also the Matheson Clan Society.
She is survived by her husband, D.J.; one son, Billy, South Haven; one daughter, Cathy (Mrs. George Grant), Oromocto, N.B.; two brothers, Dan Alex, Front Lake and Norman, Hansport; one sister, Jessie (Mrs. Donald Ross), Baddeck and three grandchildren, Katrina and Jonathan Grant and Rocky MacDonald.
The late Mrs. MacDonald will rest in Ephriam Scott Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 with Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating. Burial will be in Harbour View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Foundation, Gideon Association or a charity of choice.
Joseph Roderick (Roddie) MacKenzie
84, St. Peter's
Joseph Roderick (Roddie) MacKenzie, 84, passed always Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, Cape Breton.
He was the son of the late Norman and Henrietta (Boucher) MacKenzie. He served in the Merchant Marines during the Second World War. He was a long time employee of the St. Peter's Post Office, retiring in 1979. "The Champ" was well known for his love of cards, music, gardening and sense of fun.
Surviving are his sisters, Mary (Mrs. A. McIvor), St. Peter's and Margaret (Mrs. B. Rogers), Halifax; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, John, Charles, James and sisters, Bessie and Helen.
Visitation will be held in the River Bourgeois Funeral Home, today (Tuesday), Jan. 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held in St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter's at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. with Fr. Francis Cameron officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richmond Villa or St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund.
90, Boston, Mass.
Lexina MacLennan passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Wilena (Lynk) and Angus MacLennan. She resided in Boston for 70 years. Upon her retirement, she was employed at Wydner Library, Harvard University. She was an adherent of the Christian Science Church, Cambridge, Mass.
Ms. MacLennan is survived by sisters, Bella Rooney, Margaret Boutilier and a brother, Dan MacLennan, all of Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by sisters, Sarah, Etta, Jean and brothers, Christopher, Angus and James.
A memorial service was conducted in the Chapel of the J.S. Waterman and Sons Funeral Home.
Cremation took place and interment will be in Provincetown, Mass., the summer resort which she loved.
Lexina will be sadly missed by nieces, Eileen, Louise, Lorna, Chrissie and nephew, Paul in Massachusetts, family of the late James and Regis O'Connell MacLennan.
Roseanna Alida (Thibeault) Sampson
(April 1, 1911-Jan. 23, 1999)
Roseanna Alida (Thibeault) Sampson, of Sampsonville, died at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999.
Born April 1, 1911, at St. Paul, Quebec to Arthur and Matilda (Rousseau) Thibeault.
She lived in St. Quinten, N.B. until 1935 when she came to Cape Breton. In April of 1936 she married Enos Sampson and lived in Sampsonville where they raised their family.
At the time of her death Roseanna had been a resident at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter's since May 1991.
Roseanna is lovingly remembered by her family, one son, Leo (Diana), Sampsonville; daughters, Leona (Harold) Martell, L'Ardoise, Irene (Norman) Carter, Mona (Andrew) Gracie, both of Sampsonville, Melvina (Jim) Flanagan, Roberta, and a special chosen daughter, Mary Claire (David) Smith, Port Hawkesbury.
She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine LeVesque, St. Quinten, N.B. and many nieces and nephews in Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Maine.
Roseanna was predeceased by her husband, Enos in 1961, a son in infancy 1941, her parents, two grandchildren and 19 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-9 in the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Francis Cameron and Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Richmond Villa Activity Department or the charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.