81, Queensville, Ont.
Rita Archibald passed away at York County Hospital, Newmarket Ont. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999.
Born in North Sydney, Rita was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Florence (Gilliam) Kendall.
Rita was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Archibald. Surviving are her sons, Glen, Brian, Wayne (Bev); daughters, Marjorie, Debbie (Don), all of Ontario; eight grandchildren.
Rita is also survived by four sisters, Bertha (Mrs. Thomas Thornhill), Georges River, Mildred Archibald, Queensville, Edith Johnson, Leitches Creek, Florence White, Sydney Mines; four brothers, Freeman and Russell (Joan), North Sydney, Arthur (Emma), Burlington, Ont., Joseph (Dorothy), Westville, N.S.
Interment in Queensville Cemetery, Jan. 7, 1999.
Dorothy E. Keefe
66, Boulardarie Centre
Dorothy Elizabeth Keefe, 66, a resident of Boulardarie Centre, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at her residence.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Lorry and Mary (Bande) Feilberg. She was involved with the Munro Crafters Guild, Boulardarie. She worked at one time with Floral Design in Toronto.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Keefe; one daughter, Lorrie, at home; two sisters, Barbara O'Brien, Quincy, Mass., Hazel Budden, Glace Bay.
Her greatest love was her family, plants, cats and doing things for people.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Murdock MacRae officiating. Burial to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Memorial Fund or SPCA Cape Breton Branch.
Alex Edward Kokoski
Alex Edward Kokoski, 84, of 28 Bryant St. and Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Valenty and Rozalia (Wojcek) Kokozka. He was employed at Sydney Steel for 44 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Polish Church and St. Michael's Polish Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Smith); three daughters, Diane (Wes) Barrington, N.E. Margaree, C.B., Sandra (Fred) Johnson, Stettler, Alta., Debbie (George) Smith, Moncton; three sons, Ed (Joy), Brandon, Man., Danny and companion, Jeanne, Ontario, Rick (Monica), Sydney; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Wanda MacKinnon, Sydney, Dorothy Kokoskin, Montreal, Mary Fliss, Birch Grove, Tillie Yorke, Glace Bay; sister-in-law, Mary Kokoska; daughter-in-law, Phillis, Hamilton.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Helen Michalik, Glace Bay, one brother, Bernard Kokoska, Sydney, one grandchild, Kelly (Andrea), Alberta.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in St. Mary's Polish Church, Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ted Rusnak officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Family flowers only, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Evelyn Lapoleon, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Wilcox Lane, Glace Bay, passed away at the home on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the presence of loved ones.
Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of Alex F. and Margaret (Furlow) MacDonald. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was an adherent of Knox United Church, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one daughter, Helene MacDonald; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter, two sons, Wilburn and Alex and a daughter, Gloria in infancy, four brothers, William, Angus, Thomas and Madden and one sister, Isabel.
At the request of the deceased her remains have been donated to Medical Science Dalhousie University.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 o'clock at Knox Church, Glace Bay.
Mary Alma MacLean
Mary Alma MacLean, 87, of 220 Cartier St., Sydney, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Point Tupper, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Sarah Ann (MacIntyre) Ryan.
She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney and spent her life caring for her home and family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Sarabelle (Jimmy), Gabarus, Annie (Doug), Smithville, Ont.; four sons, Wilfred (Sandra), Mira Road, Alex (Rose), South River, Ont., Eddie (Mary), Sydney, Gordon (Rose), Sydney; 23 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Angus MacLean in August 1997, one daughter in infancy, Margaret, two sons, Sidney and Hector, two brothers, Colin and Joseph and one great-grandchild.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a wonderful aunt and much loved by all who knew her. She was our shining star. Rest in Peace, Mom.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Theresa's Church 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
79, Grand River Falls
Mary Morrison, 79, of Grand River Falls, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Richmond Villa, St. Peter's.
Born in Grand River, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha (Finlayson) MacLeod. She was retired from the Richmond District School Board as a school bus driver after 26 years of service. She was a member of Grand River Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Malcolm; one son, Sandy (Judy), Grand River Falls; two grandsons, Jason, Vancouver, B.C. and Greg, Grand River Falls; one great-grandson, Vaughan; one brother, D.D. (Ann) MacLeod, Grand River; two nephews and four nieces.
She was predeceased by one brother, Alex.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and also Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 in Grand River Presbyterian Church where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment in Ferguson Lake Cemetery.
Sharon Ann Burton
51, Howie Centre
Sharon Ann Burton, 51 of Second Street, Howie Centre, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at her residence.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Kathleen Brown, Sydney and the late Ignatius Brown. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace (Buzz); one daughter, Alison (Reggie) Reid, Guelph, Ont.; two grandchildren, Mallory and Tyler; one sister, Debbie (Bruce) Moore, Coxheath.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass in St. Theresa's Church, Saturday, 11 a.m. with the Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Donald Edward Ferris
Donald Edward Ferris, of Halifax, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII.
Born in Saint John, N.B., on Sept. 5, 1910, he was the son of the late Blake and Estelle Ferris.
He served 45 years with the Bank of Montreal and managed the Dartmouth, Gottingen Street, Halifax and Sydney branches and retired in 1974 as district manager for Nova Scotia. In the 30s he was a prominent athlete in football, basketball and baseball in Saint John and Montreal and was installed in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1931 Trojan basketball team. He was well known in musical circles as tenor lead for the Halifax Conservatory in operas and oratorios and was a soloist at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, St. Paul's and St. David's churches. He also performed lead roles in several light operas in Saint John, N.B.
Mr. Ferris held the position of treasurer of the Canadian Cancer Society, Dartmouth branch and the Cape Breton United Appeal and was a past member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, the Sydney golf, curling and Kiwanis clubs and the Oakfield Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by his son, Blake, Ottawa and grandchildren, Heather, Sean and Andrew.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Negus.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James Anglican Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax, Rev. Rod Gillis officiating. A reception will follow. Burial will be in Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Margaret Rae Fletcher
Margaret Rae Fletcher, 76, of Richmond Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Sophie (Hiscock) Whalen.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil; one daughter, Darlene (Roy), Whelen, Sydney; aunt, Grace Bonner, Sydney; sister-in-law, Ruth Whalen and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Harold.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel Friday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Oncology Department, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or Palliative Care.
93, St. Peter's
Sophia Landry, 93, of St. Peter's, died at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999.
Born in Point Micheau, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Mombourquette) Taylor.
She is survived by one son, Edward, St. Peter's; one daughter, Margaret (Mrs. Dan Allan MacLeod), Port Hood; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Masters, Dartmouth and one brother, Charlie, Graceville.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, two brothers, Alex and Peter and one sister, Sarah.
Visitation will be in the Alex. A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's, today (Thursday) and Friday 2-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
Robert Kerr (Woody) McNeil
Robert (Woody) McNeil, 57, of 13 Church St., Dominion, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Dan F. and Margaret (McWhirter) McNeil.
Mr. McNeil was a member of St. Eugene's Church, Dominion and served on the parish council. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corp. as chief electrical supervisor and retired from Lingan Colliery in 1993. Woody was very active in his community and was a 25-year member of the Dominion Fire Department. He also served on the board of directors of the Dominion Credit Union.
Mr. McNeil is survived by his wife, Theresa McNeil; two daughters, Robin (Ray) Fisher and Karen (George) Muise; four sons, Kevin (Melanie), Darren (Anita), Jason (Cheryl), Shawn (Rhonda) and a special Buddy, Jonathan.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Blair, Cherie, Suzanne, Danielle, Kirk, Candace, Morgan, Katelynn, Jared, Victoria, Taylor, Courtney and Brianna; nine brothers, John, Aylsford, Francie and Cudy, both of Reserve, Jimmie and Tommy, both of Glace Bay, Billie, Sydney, Darrell, Dominion, Donnie and Mickey, both of Ontario and seven sisters, Maisie, Donna and Mary Ruth, all of Reserve, Tina and Peggy, both of Ontario, Debbie, New Waterford and Toni, B.C.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, George and Duck and one sister, Eva.
Visitation will be in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Eugene's Church, Dominion with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
By request family flowers only.
James (Jim) Douglas Monahan
James (Jim) Douglas Monahan, died at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Hospital Drive site), Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in his 67th year.
He was an avid hydro plane racer for 38 years and a member of CBF and APBA Racing Association.
Beloved husband of Pauline Monahan (Merritt); loving son of Virginia Monahan and the late Hugh Monahan; dear father of Hugh and his wife Judy, London, Ont., Paul and his wife Chrissy, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S., Mike and his wife Christine, Cavan; brother of Hugh and his wife Dency, Sydney, N.S., John Brenton, Sudbury, Camilla and her husband Jake Kaiser, Halifax, N.S., Shirley Pace, Sydney, N.S. and Marlene Cooke, P.E.I.; loving grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Alphonsus Church, Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2:30 p.m. Cremation.
Donations to the Peterborough District Head Injury Association would be appreciated by the family.
"He will be sadly missed."
Arrangements under the direction of Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St., N., Peterborough (705) 745-7889.
Roy Sulliman, 67, of Calgary, Alta. and formerly of Glace Bay, passed away at his home Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999.
Born and educated in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Simon and Ida (Andrews) Sulliman.
He retired from the Canadian Air Force in 1968 and later was employed by the Drumhiller Penitentiary as supervisor.
He is survived by his wife, Edith (Nelson); daughter, Laurie and grandson Robert, all of Calgary; brother, Buddy (Paulette), Glace Bay; sisters, Ellawea Pennington, Sydney River, Leone (George) Pringle, St. Peter's, Freda Farrow, Jemella Breddy, Ontario.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Hassan, George, Albert, sisters, Elizabeth, Leota.
At his request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.