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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 77

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 20 March 2008, at 2:53 p.m.

John Angus MacDonald
79, Sydney
John Angus MacDonald, 79, of 218 Dillon St., Sydney, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Veteran’s Wing at Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines, where he had resided in recent years.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ronald and Catherine (Campbell) MacDonald. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Sydney. He served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Regiment during the Second World War.
He was employed at Sydney Steel Corp.
He is survived by sisters, Annie (Mrs. Ben Falconer), Ethel (Mrs. Alex Nicholson) and Gladys (Mrs. Ben MacEachern), all of Sydney. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and by dear friends, Sheldon and Grace Jones.
He was predeceased by brothers, Leslie in infancy, and Cyril (Brother Paul).
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church, Sydney with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Grand Mira. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Comfort Fund.

James Roderick MacNeil
48, Sydney Mines
James Roderick MacNeil, 48, of 8 King St., Sydney Mines, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Mary (MacMullin) MacNeil and the late Neil MacNeil. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He taught school in Sydney Mines for several years.
He is survived by his son, Jonathan, Fort McMurray, Alta.; brothers, Dan (Hope), Fisher Branch, Man., Peter (Elva), Sydney Mines and Johnny (Cora), Winnipeg; sisters, Mary (Harold) Landry, George’s River, Elizabeth Lloyd, Sydney Mines, Vaughnie (Jude) Avery, Larry’s River, Theresa Marinelli, Sydney Mines, Sarah (John) Lamond, Sackville, N.S. and Audrey (Lawrence) MacDougall, Sydney Mines.
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 Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Bras d’Or. Donations may be made to the Huntington’s Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of choice.

Jean Louise Newton
Baddeck
Jean Louise Newton, 82, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Alderwood Nursing Home.
Beloved wife of Terry Newton; dearly loved mother of Charlotte Fownes (Bernard), North Bay, Ont., Emmett Jessome (Isabel), Elliot Lake, Ont.; loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sadly missed by sister, Marion Horton, Baddeck; son-in-law, Ray Ransom, North Bay, Ont.; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Christie and David Christie, daughter, Wilma Ransom, six brothers, David, Johnie, Kenny, Hughie, Donald John, John Alec, three sisters, Annabelle Parsons, Kathleen Beaton, Betty Cantwell.
There will be no visitation. Cremation and burial at a later date.

Thomas Joseph Slade
69, Sydney
Thomas Joseph Slade, 69, of 205 Victoria Road, Sydney, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Agnes (House) Slade. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sydney. He worked at the Sydney Steel company for 35 years as a millwright before his retirement.
He is survived by three daughters, Debra (Mike Whitty), Brenda (Allan Donovan), both of Ingonish and Shirley (Bill Puddicombe), Frenchvale; two sons, Thomas (Cathy), Leitches Creek, Kevin, Sydney; two sisters, Ethel Slade, with whom he resided, Freda (Irving Bailey), Bobcaygeon, Ont.; many nieces and nephews; a special niece, Marilyn Hallen, Toronto and 17 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, John, Bill (Willy), sisters, Mary Keough, Agnes Watson, Gladys Messenger, Edna Waye.
The late Mr. Slade will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney with the Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Cremation to follow.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Genevieve (Giles) Doyle
88, Sydney
Genevieve (Giles) Doyle, 88, of the MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly of 48 Campbell St., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, surrounded by family, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Urban and Mary (Giles) Brean. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney.
She is survived by three daughters, Eleanor (Mrs. Donald Anco), Toronto, Kathryn (Mrs. Gary Comeau), Halifax, Charlene (Mrs. George Power), Newfoundland; two sons, Robert, Australia, Harold, Toronto; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy MacDonnell, Sydney and Mrs. Frances Haskins, Toronto; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles M. in 1985, a daughter, Eileen and a sister, Sister Florence Brean.
The late Mrs. Doyle will have visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the MacGillivary Guest Home or a charity of choice.

Shade Joseph John Googoo
Waycobah First Nation
Shade Joseph John Googoo, nine months, of Waycobah First Nation, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Byron J. and Joanna Lee (Googoo) Googoo. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Waycobah.
He is survived by a brother, Benjamin Peter, at home; maternal grandparents, Joseph P. and Annie C. “Katie” (Paul) Googoo, Waycobah; paternal grandmother, Irene E. Googoo, Waycobah and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Peter J. Googoo.
Visitation will be in the family residence 9174 Trans Canada Highway, Waycobah after 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Danny MacLennan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.

Lois Mary Graham
Fredericton, N.B.
Lois Mary Graham, of Fredericton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George W.A. and Mabel (Barrett) MacDonald of Sydney.
Lois is survived by her husband, Harry of 44 years; three sons, Gordon, Toronto, Ont., Ian and his wife Sherry, Fredericton, N.B. and a brother, Herbert MacDonald and his wife Mary, Ottawa, Ont.
The family will receive visitors at McAdam’s Funeral Home, Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at St. Paul’s United Church, Fredericton at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Ross officiating. A reception will be held in the Fraser Memorial Hall of St. Paul’s Church immediately following the service. Interment will take place in the spring at the Fredericton Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, DECH Palliative Care Unit, St. Paul’s United Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York St., Fredericton, N.B. (458-9170).

Agnes Gabrial MacIsaac
76, Glace Bay
Agnes Gabrial MacIsaac, 76, of 21 Rochelle St., Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Fanny (Ruelland) Roach. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
Beloved wife of Cornelius MacIsaac; four sons, Cornelius (Betty) and Joseph, both of Sydney, Francis and Dan Joe (Kim), both of Glace Bay; daughters, Madeline (Gordon) Dillon, Port Morien, Josephine (Wayne) Nearing and Louise MacIsaac, both of Glace Bay, Jeanette MacNeil (Joseph), Dominion; sisters, Mary Cloake, Antoinette Murphy, both of New Waterford, Madeline MacDonald, Vancouver, B.C.; brothers, Leger, Halifax, Eugene, Jimmy, Alex and Peter, all of New Waterford. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and 78 nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Francis and Peter in infancy and sisters, Sara Dobbin, Louise Doucette and Theresa Moore.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. Funeral service will held Friday evening with Fr. John Graham officiating in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at 2 p.m. Donations in Mrs. MacIsaac’s memory to charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.

Dr. Charles Lorway MacLellan
88, Sydney
Dr. Charles Lorway MacLellan, 88, of Sydney, died in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Dr. James Archibald McLellan and Barbara (Smyth) McLellan.
He was a pharmacist in Sydney with Turnbull’s Drug Store, following which he studied medicine, graduating from McGill University in 1942. He returned to Sydney that same year and commenced a practice that extended a continuous 52 years. He was a member of St. John’s Ambulance, for which he was honoured in Ottawa by the governor general for his work. He was a member of Phi Kappa Pi fraternity; for many years the Naval Reserve and a past-commodore of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club where he remained an active member until his passing.
Dr. MacLellan was a member of St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge, Cape Breton No. 7 and was its longest serving past master having served in this capacity in 1955. He was a member of Scottish Rite; past-president of the Cape Breton Shrine Club as well as past-president of the Royal Order of Jesters, No. 155. He also served on the board of the former Sydney City Hospital.
Surviving are his wife of almost 60 years, Marjorie Jean (Gregoire) MacLellan; sons, Russell, Peter, Lorway and George; grandchildren, Scott, Jamie, Allison, Sarah, Matthew, Christopher and Aynsley.
He was predeceased by brothers, George, Russell and Donald and his sister, Betty.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Christ Anglican Church in Sydney with the Rev. Glenn Kent officiating.
Donations may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund or to McGill University.

Marie Elizabeth Martell
74, St. Peter’s
Marie Elizabeth Martell, 74, of Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, died at the villa Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
Born at Carter’s Cove, Richmond County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary E. (MacNeil) Martell.
She is survived by sisters, Abbie Archibald, St. Peter’s, Margaret Farrell, Sydney, Bernice Croucher, Halifax, Norma Martell, Delores Hennigar, both of Truro; a brother, Earl, Sampsonville.
She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn, three brothers, Albert, Hugh, Joseph.
Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s. Funeral service Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.

Selena (Nearing) McCabe
87, Ottawa
Selena (Nearing) McCabe, 87, died suddenly at the Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
Beloved wife of the late Myles McCabe. Survived by sisters-in-law, Edna and Susan Nearing; niece, Erma (Walter) Uhryniw (with whom Selena resided in Ottawa); nephews, David Nearing, London, Ont. and Edison Donaldson and several great and grand nephews and nieces.
Visitation to be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the parish of Holy Cross would be appreciated.

Mary Ida Dececchi
Hamilton, Ont.
Peacefully, to be with her Lord, Mary Ida Dececchi, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at McMaster Medical Centre.
Born in Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Moore) MacKinnon, Morley Road, Sydney Forks.
She will be lovingly remembered by her five children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers.
Besides her husband, Alfred Dececchi, she was predeceased by two sisters.
Cremation has taken place, with a memorial tribute on Feb. 10, 1999 in Hamilton, Ont., where she resided most of her life.

John Angus Dunphy
78, Dingwall
John Angus Dunphy, 78, Dingwall, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at the Breton Bay Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the past week.
Born at South Harbour, Victoria County, he was the son of the late Austin and Catherine (Gillis) Dunphy.
He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Dingwall. He was an avid horseman and was one of the first farmers to raise Scottish Highland Cattle in Cape Breton. Prior to retirement he fished oysters at South Harbour for 12 years with Devco Marine Farming.
He is survived by many cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Dunphy.
Visitation will be held Friday after 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall, where funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.

Charles Coleman Theodor Herbert
67, New Waterford
Charles Coleman Theodor Herbert, 67, of 303 Cockburn St., New Waterford, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Reynoldscroff, Shelburne County, N.S., he was the son of the late Peter Coleman and Gertrude Eloise (Robinson) Herbert. Mr. Herbert was a member of All Saints Anglican Church. He worked as a pipefitter and steamfitter, until he became disabled in 1982. He was a member of Local 682 United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters. Charles loved music, especially guitar and violin, which he played himself. He liked to hear and tell a good joke. He liked people and enjoyed talking about his life experiences with old friends. He was always willing to help others. He was fond of children and in his younger years, was responsible for forming the first children’s baseball team for black children in Montreal.
Surviving are his wife, the former Clarine Marshall Groves; one son, James Theodor, at home; brothers, Billy, Winnipeg, Johnny, Jackie, Dennis, Robert, Wesley, all of Vancouver, Steven, Calgary and Paul, Halifax; sisters, Nancy, Gloria, Patricia, Peggy, Tracy, all of Vancouver, Susan, Montreal; a grandchild, Shayleah Sparks.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Sadie Ma Herbert, sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth.
To respect Charles’ wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in All Saints Anglican Church, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. with the Rev. Harold Brown officiating.
Donations to the All Saints Building Fund or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.

Dr. Charles Lorway MacLellan
Masonic Service
A Masonic Service for the late Dr. Charles Lorway MacLellan will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12th in Sydney Memorial Chapel

Selena (Nearing) McCabe
87, Ottawa
Selena (Nearing) McCabe, 87, died suddenly at the Riverside Hospital, Ottawa, Ont., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
Beloved wife of the late Myles McCabe. Survived by sisters-in-law, Edna and Susan Nearing; niece, Erma (Walter) Uhryniw (with whom Selena resided in Ottawa); nephews, David Nearing, London, Ont. and Edison Donaldson and several great and grand nephews and nieces.
Visitation to be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the parish of Holy Cross would be appreciated.

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