Willard Herbert Anderson
Willard Herbert Anderson, 82, of Parkview Road, Kentville, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Parkers Cove, Annapolis County, he was a son of the late Willard Herbert and Hazel Beatrice (Halliday) Anderson. He had been employed in various positions throughout his life. He was an avid sailor and was well known in the boating community as "Bow Wow". In his retirement years, he derived great pleasure from his grandchildren, his trips to Parkers Cove and his love of cooking. He was a former member of the Kentville Lions Club and had served on the Kentville Town Council.
He is survived by his wife, the former Vera Marion Magarvey; daughter, Sharon and husband, George Unsworth, Sydney; son, Herb and wife, Cheryl, Tupperville, Annapolis County; sister, Alice (Mrs. Russell Farrell), Parkers Cove; six grandchildren, Andrew, Stephen, Lisa, Dale, Ross and Jane; two aunts, Hettie Chambers, Swampscott, Mass.; Rose and husband, Longley Hamilton, Hillsburn, Annapolis County; three nieces; four nephews and several cousins.
He was predeceased by brothers, Austin and Henry.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville. Memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville. Rev. Boyd Vincent officiating. Reception followed in the church hall. Burial at a later date in the Milner Cemetery, Parkers Cove.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation.
Visitation for the late Theresa Barnstable, 66, of 170 Brookland St., Glace Bay, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, will be held today (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Joe Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Robert Edgar Dearing
Robert Edgar Dearing, 97, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Kitchener Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the home.
Born in Carbonear, Nfld., he was a son of the late Henry and Eliza (Vaters) Dearing.
He retired from the Open Hearth Dept. of Sydney Steel. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Grandview Congregation. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by six daughters, Mary (Tom) Mercer, Sydney, Julia Patterson, Kentville, Florence Trudell, Carol Tinney, Liza O'Brien, Louise Kirkwood, all of Toronto; four sons, John, Sydney, Melvin, Sydney, Gideon, Toronto, Harry, Barrie, Ont.; 42 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his wives, Julie Osborne, Jane Bungay, Bertha Myatt and Hilda Dean, four sons, Arthur, Robert, Gordon and David in infancy, two sisters and two brothers.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will take place in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Alexandra Street, Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. with Clarence MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Catherine (Trimm) MacLeod
It is with the greatest of sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, mom, nanny, grandnanny, sister, aunt, and friend Catherine (Trimm) MacLeod of Stewiacke at the age of 88, which occurred Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in New Haven, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Annie (Hatcher) Trimm.
She is survived by four daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Sandy Fitzgerald), Gays River, Hilda (Mrs. Melvin Courtney), River Denys, Patricia (Mrs. Robert MacKinnon), Enfield, Phyllis (Mrs. Max Isenor), Halifax; a granddaughter/daughter, Karen Stone, Dartmouth; six grandchildren, Debbie (Mrs. Bruce Gillis), Skye Glen, Lester Fitzgerald, Truro, Darrell Fitzgerald, Truro, Glenda Courtney, River Denys, Gwendolyn Locke, Fort Ellis, Catherine Bradley, Dartmouth; five great-grandchildren, Trudy and Randy Gillis, Skye Glen, Sandy Fitzgerald, Christopher Fitzgerald, both of Truro, Nicole Bradley, Dartmouth, Jessica Locke, Fort Ellis; sister, Hilda Nash, New Haven; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Patrick, son, Gerald, sister, Elsie and brother, Henry.
Catherine is also survived by many friends and compassionate caregivers including, Marnie and Barb of Stewiacke, as well as the entire nursing staff and Dr. Roland Genge, Dr. Carlyle Chow and Dr. Andrew Holmes of the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie.
Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at 2 p.m., we will celebrate the life of and lay to rest our loved one and friend who always listened with compassion and encouraged us to be the best we could be. Rev. Eric Bacon and Maj. Violet Chaulk officiating. Spring burial in Gays River Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.
Joseph Jacob (Buddy) Paruch
Joseph Jacob (Buddy) Paruch, 68, 424 Birch Hill Dr., Sydney, died suddenly Friday morning, Dec. 18, 1998, in ICU, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late Michael and Frances (Adamus) Paruch. He was a member of St. Mary's Polish Church, Whitney Pier.
In his youth, he was employed by M.R. Chappell, having left for Ontario and secured employment with International Nickel Co. in Sudbury. After returning to Cape Breton he was employed over the years with several local building supply companies and General Instruments until its closure. In the later years he was employed as Office Manager with Eastern Transport Co., until his retirement in 1982.
In 1987 he briefly came out of retirement to become owner and operator of Prince Street Dairy until its sale in 1989, due to poor health.
Buddy was well known for his love of many sports but was best remembered for his exceptional skill as a baseball catcher having tried out for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He also was a playing coach for the Steel City Kings. His own knowledge and skill in baseball was passed on and eagerly accepted by the Mira Road Rangers Little League team for many years resulting in a mutual respect between coach and player.
Among Buddy's other hobbies were coaching T-ball, reading and conversation, both on Talk Back and off. He was a great friend to many people and his presence will be missed by those who knew and understood him.
Buddy was also associated with the Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion as an associate member as well as a member of the Elks Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Caroline Gromick; two daughters, Joan (Mrs. David Fudge) Falmouth, N.S., and Laurie (Mrs. Mark Madinsky), Coxheath; two grandsons, Steve and Evan; two granddaughters, Danielle and Emily; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mikulus, Sydney, Frances (Mrs. Geno Mei), Sudbury Ont., and Teresa (Mrs. Arnold MacQueen), Sydney; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four sisters, Charlotte, Mary (Pearl), Josephine and Sophie and three brothers, John, Frank and Michael.
The late Mr. Paruch had visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 19 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 in St. Mary's Church, Whitney Pier with the Rev. Ted Rusnak officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Forever loved, never forgotten, wife Caroline, daughters, Laurie, Joan and families.
Margaret Mae Pretty
Margaret Mae Pretty, 82, of Moxham Drive, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Hilda (Clark) Oake. She retired from the shoe department at Crowells Ltd. where she was employed for a number of years. She was a member of the Christadelphians.
She is survived by one daughter, Faye, Boston; two sons, Roland (Sharon), Fort St. John, B.C. and Robert (Linda), Mira; six grandchildren, Darryl and Mark of Sydney, Heidi Arble of Virginia, Arlynn, Morgan and Dillon of B.C.; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Hollie Pretty and Owen Arble; one sister, Mildred Dean, Englishtown and three brothers, Walter, Amherst, Ernie, Mira Road and Charles, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley, one grandson, Derrick and one brother, Raymond. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A graveside service was held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens 2 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care.
Lillian Ruth Sharples
Lillian Ruth Sharples, 81, of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, formerly of Coxheath, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Lillian Margaret (Johnson) Johnson. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church.
She is survived by twin daughters, Heath Campbell, Sydney and Gale (John) Cassidy, Calgary; grandson, Ryan Campbell and granddaughter, Amber Campbell; one sister, Ella MacDonald, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ross Sharples, two sisters, Doris Margaret Davies and Nan Jefferson, three brothers, Edward, Clarence and Donald.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral service was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale and Sharon Irving officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Beatrice (MacFarlane) Thrasher
Beatrice (MacFarlane) Thrasher, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in Amherstburg, Ont., after a lengthy illness.
Bea is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Robert (Elsie), Amherstburg; daughter, Lynn; grandchildren, Jenna, Alexis, Jake, Hamilton; brothers, Bruce, Glace Bay, Alvin (Butch), Calgary.
She was predeceased by her mother, Helen, father, Doug, brothers, Matt and Charles.
Cremation took place with service at St. John the Baptist Church, Amherstburg, Ont.
Cecilia Marie (MacKinnon) Beaton
The funeral mass for the late Cecilia Marie (MacKinnon) Beaton, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7th at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Sandra Lee MacDonald
45, Big Baddeck
Sandra Lee MacDonald, 45, of Big Baddeck, Victoria County, N.S., died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Shreveport, La., she was the daughter of the late Col. Charles Plumer and Patricia Rose Steadman Wason.
She is survived by her husband, John, Big Baddeck; two sons, Joshua James, Fredericton N.B.; Daniel Clayton, London, England; one daughter, Lila Patricia MacDonald, Calgary, Alta.; two brothers, Kevin Charles Wason, Pennacook, N.H.; Charles Plumer Wason, Jr., Manchester, N.H.; three sisters, Sharon Lynn Wason, Walpole, Mass., Amy Clair Patterson, Colebrook, N.H. and Molly Kathern Woodburg, Holden, Mass.
She was predeceased by sister, Susan Marie Fesko.
A private family memorial was held Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 at her family residence.
Donations may be made to the Hospice Society of Victoria County. Arrangements were under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Colleen Marie (Crowther) Reid
68, Sydney Mines
Colleen Marie Reid, a resident of 12A Pond Rd., Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of Emma (Bonnar) Crowther and the late George Crowther. She was employed with Bond's Ladies Wear and for a number of years with Woolco Department Stores until her retirement. She was a member of the Sydney Mines Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and the Friendly Society.
She is survived by her son, Wallace (Chip) Reid, Extended Care Level "2" Northside General Hospital; her sisters, Raye (Jack) Maxwell, Sydney Mines, Shirley Bona, North Sydney, Gina (Elmer) Marsh, Mill Creek and Donna (Clint) Guy, Mallorytown, Ont.; her brother, Glenn, Saint John, N.B. and her loving companion and best friend, Cyril Musgrave, North Sydney.
She is also survived are a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace, sisters, Edith and Marie, her godchild, Charmaine Coady and her brother-in-law, Joseph Bona.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will take place 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph's/St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.