M. Mildred Burke
86, River Hebert
M. Mildred Burke, 86, of 122 Pearl St., River Hebert, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst.
Born in Glace Bay, she uas a daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Merlin) Bourgeois.
She was a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in River Hebert. She was a life member and past-president of the CWL.
She is survived by daughters, Yvonne Devine, Moncton, N.B., Diane Lewis (and her husband Ralph), River Hebert, Barbara Cleveland (and her husband Dwayne), Amherst, Marie (Faye) Patterson, Vancouver Island, B.C.; sons, Fred (and his wife Barbara), Embrun, Ont., Joseph (and his wife, Mattie), Hamilton, Ont.; a sister, Florence Bates, Boston, Mass.; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel MacQueen and her second husband, Alfred Burke, sons, Michael and Francis, sisters, Clarice Baker, Mae MacLellan and Ethel Devison, brothers, Joseph, Francis, Edgar, Charles and Daniel.
Her remains are resting at Furlong’s Funeral Home, Amherst, where visitation and parish prayers were held Monday. The funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. with Fr. John L. Hayes and Fr. Arthur E. Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Saint Denis Cemetery, Minudie in the spring.
Margaret MacDonald, 91, formerly of 66 Oceanview, Dominion, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Alex R. MacDonald and Mary (McNeil) MacDonald. She was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport. In earlier years, she was very active in civic affairs and at one time was president of Immaculate Conception CWL.
Mrs. MacDonald is survived by her children, Cellie and Anna, at home, Gerry (Mrs. Bobby Martell), Dominion, Estelle (Mrs. Bill Usher), Edmonton; a son, Aral Joseph, Seaview Manor, Glace Bay; sisters, Winnifred (Winnie), Montreal and Frances (Fran) Saugus, Massachusetts. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, D.J. (Dan Jimmie) MacDonald, two sons, Daniel Alexander, Joseph Bernard, one daughter, Shirley MacLeod, Dartmouth, four sisters and one brother.
Visitation for the late Mrs. MacDonald will be held Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport. Donations in Mrs. MacDonald’s memory to charity of one’s choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still.
For one who suffered far too much
is resting in God’s will.
You never said good-bye to us,
For perhaps it’s just as well,
We never could have said good-bye
to one we loved so well.
John Roy MacLeod
81, Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
John Roy MacLeod, 81, of 9 Foothills Way, Tilton, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at the Franklin Regional Hospital.
Mr. MacLeod was born in Glace Bay, N.S., Canada, April 11, 1917, son of John and Elizabeth (Samuels) MacLeod. He lived for many years in Boston, Massachusetts area. For the past 11 years residing in Tilton, he worked for Stop and Shop Stores in Massachusetts for many years as a meat manager, retiring in 1981. From 1982 to 1987, he worked in maintenance at the Bristol Community Centre. During World War II, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
He was predeceased by a brother, Laird MacLeod.
His family includes, his wife, Sadie (Currie) MacLeod, Tilton; two sons, John A. MacLeod, Marlborough, Mass. and Scott J. MacLeod, Franklin; two daughters, Karen M. Wallace, Quincy, Mass., and Donna J. Meek, Houlton, Maine; four grandchildren; a brother, Donald “Hopper” MacLeod, Port Morien, N.S.; three sisters, Anne Sacks, Mount Hope, Ont., Mary Bisson and Jean Curry, both of Glace Bay, N.S. and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Curry Funeral Home, Glace Bay, N.S.
Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Tilton is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Patrick Tobin
Michael Patrick Tobin, of Bolton, Ont., passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at the age of 50.
Born in Sydney River, N.S. on Oct. 19, 1948, he was the son of Barbara (McLean) Tobin of Brampton and the late Bernie Tobin, who passed away in 1978.
Mike is survived by his children, Cindy Caglayan, Orangeville, Ont., Shannon Hunt and her husband Kevin, Bolton, Ont., Norman, Hockley, Ont., Christian, Bolton, Ont. and their mother, Susan Tobin; his brother, Neil and his wife, Joann, Brampton, Ont.; his sister, Kayleigh, Brampton, Ont.; five grandchildren, Amanda, Zachary, Catherine, Brittney and Nicholas and his nieces and nephews, Carl, Jason, Stephen, Sarah and Kathleen.
Mike was predeceased by his sister, MaryEllen Baldwin, who passed away in 1996.
The arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St., S., Bolton, Ont. (905) 857-2213 with visitation today (Tuesday), from 7 till 9. The funeral service will be held from Egan Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999 at 1 p.m.
Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the memorial of donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Margaret Gertrude Hull
Margaret Gertrude Hull, 80, of Baddeck, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Big Baddeck, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Annie (Carmichael) Asaph.
Surviving are her husband, George; daughters, Mary Matheson, Toronto, Shirley Kennedy, Baddeck; brothers, Alfred and his wife Doris, Wilfred and his wife Mary, all of Baddeck; sisters, Reta Comeau and Kay Robinson, Baddeck; grandchildren, Bret, Kurt, Rick and Tamara; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maxine, River Denys.
She was predeceased by son, Elwin, sister, Sadie in childhood, Lottie, Brantford, Ont., brothers, Elmer, River Denys and John, Baddeck.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday), 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. in MacAskill’s Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 with the Rev. Donald MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Big Baddeck Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Freda Livingstone, a resident of Marion Bridge, formerly of 39 Peppett St., North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Kate (MacLean) Young. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River.
She is survived by her only daughter, Diana and son-in-law, David Timmons, with whom she resided; a special step-grandson, David Kirk Timmons; a sister, June MacMullin; brothers, John David and Fred; a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Livingstone and sisters, Eva, Eileen and Jenny.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care, the Northside General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to G.R. Francis & Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Angus John MacDonald
Angus John MacDonald, 75, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at the home.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (MacDonald) MacDonald. He was a retired employee of Safe Way Auto Parts, Sydney.
He is survived by one daughter, Rita (Doe) (Mrs. William MacIntyre), Glace Bay; two brothers, Donald, Sydney, Colin, Mira Road.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Stella Randell, one sister, Margaret MacIntosh, one brother, William.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Marion Bridge.
Joseph Patrick MacInnis, 72, of MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly of 60 MacKillop Dr., Coxheath, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Victoria Mines, he was raised in Westmount by his grandparents. He was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount. He had been an auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Westside Branch No. 126. He had been employed for 32 years with CBC as an audio-video technician. Prior to that he served five years in the Royal Canadian Navy and two years with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Peddle; two daughters, Barbara McCarthy, Coxheath, Florence (Charles) Isaac, Edwardsville; one son, Daniel (Valerie), Sydney; one sister, Mrs. Mary Delaney, Portland, Me.; two brothers, Donald (Mary), Jefferson, Me. and John B., Portland, Me.; five grandchildren, Tina, Derek, Nicholas, Breagh, Rachael; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Taylor.
He was predeceased by a son, Andrew.
The late Mr. MacInnis will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Wednesday), Feb. 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. D. MacInnis officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer Society.
Stephen Charles MacKinnon
Stephen Charles MacKinnon, 76, of 140 Kings Road, Sydney, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sandfield, Mira, he was a son of the late Archibald and Christina (MacLean) MacKinnon. He served in the RCAF and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 138, Ashby. He worked at Modern City Dairy before teaching refrigeration and air conditioning at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School until he retired.
He is survived by one son, Gerald and wife Donna, Halifax; one daughter, Judith (Mrs. Paul Nelles), Mississauga; five grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Laura, Stephen and Michelle; one sister, Lexina Keigan, Sydney.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Sharon Irving officiating.
Memorials may be made to a favourite charity.
Leo Joseph Oliver
Leo Joseph Oliver, 71, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Tuesday Feb. 16, 1999, at the QE II Health Sciences Centre (Victoria General Site) in Halifax, after a brief illness.
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late John and Frances (Delaney) Oliver. He worked at the Sydney Steel Plant for 22 years, after he moved to Dartmouth, where he was employed by Speedy Propane and Dartmouth Free Press from where he retired.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Teresa (Butt) Oliver; sons, Jack (and his wife Cindy), Lake Echo, Frank (and his wife Marie), Dartmouth, David (and wife Janet), Sackville and Bill (and wife Derenda), Dartmouth; stepsons, Alan (and wife Angela) Butt, Halifax; stepdaughters, Mary Butt, Dartmouth, Karen (and husband Bernie) Morton, Mahone Bay, Joan (and husband Craig) Pike, Ottawa, Judy White, Fall River and Janet (and husband Peter) Hollett, Calgary; sisters, Mary King, Toronto, Charlotte (Mrs. Sheldon Metcalfe), Reserve Mines, Nellie MacEachern, Glace Bay, Sister Madeline, Sisters of Charity, New York; brother, Cecil (and wife Helen), Berwick; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Cleophas MacIntyre, daughter, Leona, sisters, Elizabeth and Reta, brothers, John, Barty, Billy, Danny and Joe.
Visiting will be 2-4,7-9 p.m. Thursday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (Forest Hills, Dartmouth) Rev. Bernie O’Neill officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Hall Fund), c/o 320 Flying Cloud Dr., Dartmouth, B2W 4T6.
Raphael (Ray) Walker
Raphael (Ray) Walker, 65, of Dartmouth, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Raphael (Ray) and Winnifred (nee Wadman) Walker. He was employed at General Accident Insurance Company until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine (Gerri) Doyle; daughters, Donna Walker, Port Cartier, Que. and Linda Walker, Sept Iles, Que.; sisters, Dorothy Walker, Waverley, Betty Hanlon, Mulgrave, N.S., Karen Ann, Cleveland, Cape Breton, Peggy Corrigan, Georgetown, Ont., Frances Cusack, St. Catharines, Ont.; brothers, Robert Walker, Georgetown, Ont., James Walker, Calgary, Alta.
He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Morgan and a daughter, Helena, a brother, Gerald.
Memorial mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth, with Rev. Peter MacDonald and Rev. Robert Floyd officiating. Immediately following mass family and friends are invited to Ray’s home at 68 Sinclair St., Dartmouth to continue the celebration of his life.
Because of the care, kindness and support extended to Ray, by Dr. Benetez and the nursing staff on pod 31, the family would like donations to the Dartmouth General Hospital, in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.
Herbert Zorychta, 76, of Dartmouth, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Hest) Zorychta. He served during the Second World War in the Canadian Air Force with distinguished service. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with honours in 1948 and from TUNS with honours in 1950, with a bachelor of mining engineering.
He was employed with the Department of Mines in 1951. Following two years in coal mining research in Western Canada, he then moved to Springhill where he worked in rock mechanics and received the Carnegie Gold Medal and Bronze Plaque during the Springhill Mine Disaster of 1958. In 1959, he moved to Glace Bay as a senior research scientist for the next 10 years. During that time he was awarded the Leonard Medal. From 1969 to 1972, he held a similar position in Elliot Lake, Ont. In 1973 he returned to Nova Scotia to become director of mining engineering and inspection for the province. He was then appointed general manager of the coal division of Devco from 1975 to 1981, after which he became a senior consultant for AMCL.
During his life, he was an active member of Air Cadets, Boy Scouts, junior hockey, the Rotary Club, Nova Scotia Mining Society and Provincial Mine Rescue Team training and judging, and was a fund raiser for the United Way. He also played an important role in the design and construction of Ocean Deeps Colliery at the Miners Museum in Glace Bay. He was awarded a fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Balga; daughter, Edith Zorychta, Montreal; sons, Michael and Donald, Dartmouth; Herbert, Musquodoboit Harbour; brother, James, Toronto; sister, Ellen, Florida and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Paul.
Visitation was held Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral will be held today (Wednesday) in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth with the Rev. Bernie O’Neill officiating. Burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Hall fund.