John Joseph Griffin
In memory of John Joseph Griffin (Johnny) who passed away suddenly at his home in Kenora. Johnny was predeceased by father, Patrick and brother, Kevie.
Johnny is survived by his mom (Donnie), Glace Bay, N.S. many brothers and sisters, two sons, Patrick and Rory, B.C. and two sons, James and Tyler, Kenora.
May he finally be at peace.
Thelma M. Pyke
79, Middleboro, N.S.
Thelma M. Pyke, 79, of Middleboro, N.S., passed away at the Moncton Hospital, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born in Glace Bay, Thelma was the daughter of the late Roland and Christine (Cameron) Coombes.
Thelma is survived by daughters, Ferne MacLennan (Buddy), Grand River, N.S., Marilyn Clermont (J.P.), Merrickville, Ont., Arlyle Siscoe (Victor), Middleboro, N.S.; sons, Edwin (Sandra), Chateauguay, P.Q., Andrew (Yvonne), Kamloops, B.C., Stephen (Janice), Bainbridge Island, Washington; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Heather MacInnis, Ajax, Ont., Joy Baker (Al), Granada Hill. Calif.; brother, Charles (Lillian), Glace Bay, N.S.; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Edwin W. (1979), son, Albert, sisters, Wilbeth, Freda, June, brothers, Roland, Dolphie.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Wallace, N.S. on Sunday afternoon.
In Thelma's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family.
Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements.
George Gregory Colford
78, South Bar
George Gregory Colford, 78, of Egan Avenue, South Bar, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier, Sydney, he was the son of the late Patrick and Grace (Kennedy) Colford. He was employed at the Sydney Steel Corp. (Sysco) in the mechanical department for 35 years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier. George enjoyed skating and storytelling amongst family and friends.
He is survived by three sons, Leon (Dola), Whitney Pier, Barry (Heather), Frenchvale and George (Judy), South Bar; one sister, Magdalen MacIsaac, New Brunswick. Also surviving are a number grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Noreen Cann, daughter, Joan, son, Lorne, sister, Marcella MacLennan, two brothers, Tom and Ignatius.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations to the Holy Redeemer Parish Building Fund.
"May God grant him eternal peace."
Charles Raymond Dunphy
63, North River
Charles Raymond Dunphy, 63, North River, Colchester County, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (MacPhee) Dunphy. He was a retired assayer and custom framer, who enjoyed woodworking in his leisure time. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Truro.
He is survived by two daughters, Nadine, Truro, Debra (Mike), Vancouver, B.C.; two sons, Kevin (Linda), Burnaby, B.C. and Stuart (Amy), Halifax; three brothers, Edward (Olga), Ohio; Michael (Lois), Manitoba, and Fr. Gerald, Sydney Mines; one sister, Christina (Mrs. Robert MacPhee), Truro; one grandson, Alexander.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elke (Haushalter), brothers, John and Alvin, sisters, Josephine and Mary (in infancy).
Visitation will be held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Sunday, Jan. 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be at the Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 with Fr. Gerald Dunphy and Fr. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will take place at a later date.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Henrietta M. Frioult
Henrietta Mary Frioult, 92, a lifelong resident of 41 Fairview St., Sydney, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
Born at St. Pierre/Miquelon, she was the daughter of the late Arstide and Mary (Demontford) Darrow. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. For many years she was a girl guide leader and she was also active in her earlier years in the local garden club.
Henrietta is survived by her daughter, Etta, Mrs. Vince MacNeil, of Big Pond, C.B.; one son, Ernest (Ellen), Grand Pre, Alta.; and by her very close family friend, Mr. Douglas Rice, Sydney; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Frioult, a daughter, Celia Vivona and a very close life-time friend, Julia Aucoin.
The late Mrs. Frioult will have visitation Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Parish with the Rev. A. O'Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
Elaine Heavrin, 37, of 1057 George St., Sydney, formerly of Ontario, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at her home.
Born at Oatlands, Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of Mr. Patrick and Eleanor (Cassidy) Heavrin of Ontario. Elaine worked in Ontario for H&R Block and F.W. Woolworths Ltd. for several years. More recently she worked with Allan in the restaurant business running Elaina's Cafe in New Waterford between 1992-1994.
She is survived by her common-law husband of seven years, Allan MacLellan; one brother, Brian (Cathy), Oshawa; a niece, Katryce and two nephews, Cameron and Curtis, all of Ontario and also several aunts and uncles living in Australia, Scotland and the United States.
The late Ms. Heavrin will have no public visitation. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with the Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating.
Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
Donald Fraser MacIntyre
74, Birch Grove
Donald Fraser MacIntyre, 74 of Birch Grove, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully, Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Birch Grove, Fraser was the son of the late Katherine and Donald A. MacIntyre. Fraser was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding devotion and was a past-president of Marconi Legion Branch 119. He was an Able Seaman on HMCS Poundmaker, worked for the Nova Scotia Power Corp. and was a former member of the Cape Breton District School Board.
Fraser was a strong union supporter, an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to argue politics, and joke with his friends. A well-spoken man and voracious reader, Fraser was addicted to the news.
He is survived by his wife, Lois (Campbell); sons, Keith, at home, Ian, Winnipeg and Kent (Sharon), Guelph, Ont.; daughter, Inger (Blaire) Struthers, Halifax; grandchildren, Brett, Rebecca and Abigail; sisters, Jean Crooks, Dartmouth and Mary, Birch Grove; and a brother, Lorne (Barbara), Port Hawkesbury.
He was predeceased by his brother, Alex.
Cremation has taken place at Patten Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Victoria Presbyterian Church, Birch Grove, with the Rev. Neil MacLean officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials in his memory may be made to Victoria Presbyterian Church or any charity.
J. William MacKenzie
J. William MacKenzie died, Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Richmond Villa St. Peter's. Born in St. Peter's, he was the son of the late John Daniel and Alma VanBuskirk MacKenzie. He was retired from the Canada Post.
He is survived by his wife, Christina (Sampson); sisters, Frances (Mrs. Joseph White), Halifax and Edith Lafford, Grand Greve; one brother, A.C. MacKenzie and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Della, (Mrs. Tom White) and Lois (Mrs. Dennis Fougere) and one brother, Justin MacKenzie.
Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Funeral mass will be held at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 with Fr. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Dr. William B. Kingston Memorial Clinic, Richmond Villa Activity Department or St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund.
70, Shafter, Calif.
Allie MacNeil, 70, Shafter, Calif. and a former resident of 12th Street, New Waterford, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Bakersfield Hospital, California.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Neil J. and Margaret (MacNeil) MacNeil. He barbered for several years in Sydney before moving to California to pursue his interest in horses. At one time, he worked with the late Joe O'Brien.
Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia MacNeil; and one son, Robert, California; three daughters, Donna, Alana, Carolyn, all of California; one sister, Tootsie (Mrs. Leno Bresolin), New Waterford.
He was predeceased by a brother, Peter and a sister, Jean.
Funeral mass and burial will take place in California. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 at 6:15 p.m. in Mount Carmel Church, Reverend Donald MacGillivray officiating.
90, Neil's Harbour
Janie MacNeil, 90, of Highland Manor, Neil's Harbour, formerly of Bay St. Lawrence, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at the Manor.
Born at Bay St. Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Mary (MacDonald) MacNeil. She was a member of St. Margaret's Parish, St. Margaret's Village and a life member of the CWL, St. Margaret's Parish.
Mrs. MacNeil is survived by one daughter, Mary (Bill), Gilliland, Ont.; seven sons, James (Jean) Sugarloaf, Murdock, Ontario, John, Sydney River, Paul (Charlotte), Wendell (Ann), both of Sydney Forks, Francis (Vera), Michael (Debbie), both of Bay St. Lawrence. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John James and by several sisters and brothers.
The late Mrs. MacNeil had visitation Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church Hall, St. Margaret's Village. Funeral mass was held Monday 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church Hall with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating with burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish.
Dr. Dale Elaine Zilbert
After a lengthy illness, bravely fought, she finally succumbed at home on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999.
Beloved sister of Nina Politzer and Arthur and Kathy Zilbert; beloved aunt of Rebecca, Nathan and Leah. Beloved daughter of the late Anne and the late Sander Zilbert.
Dr. Zilbert was well known for her penetrating intelligence and scholastic achievements. She was a J.W. McConnell Scholar at McGill University where she received her BSc with honours in psychology. She did further education in psychology at Riverside, California, where she received her PhD and subsequently worked at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. In recent years, she was in private practice as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Her joys were to travel, eat and drink well and converse with a whole host of dear friends.
She will be sadly missed by those who experienced her humour and friendship.
Funeral service at the Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at 2 p.m. Interment at Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Dufferine Street. Sheva at 70 Rosehill Ave., 7-9 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research or the Jewish National Fund.