M. Rhea Daniels
Margaret Rhea Daniels, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (MacLeod) Reid. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Halifax and was a lifetime member of E. Florence Blackwood IODE. One of her greatest loves was her cottage in Marble Mountain, Inverness County where she enjoyed her family and the birds and flowers.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Bill) Keenan, Halifax; sons, Donald (Heather), Rothsay, N.B.; Alden (Trudy), Bedford; Blair (Cathie), Bedford; grandsons, Will, Ian and Michael; a sister, Eileen (Alex) MacLean, Sydney; brothers, Clarence, Sydney, and Howard, Sannich, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest A. Daniels and a brother, William.
A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 15 in Knox Presbyterian Church, Halifax. Burial took place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
Donations may be made to Hope Cottage, 2435 Brunswick St., Halifax, N.S. B3K 2Z4.
George Morris King
59, Sydney Mines
Mr. George Morris King, 59, of 65 Lamond St., Sydney Mines, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Veronica King Peddle and the late Roderick King.
He was a member of Carman United Church. He was an executive member of Breton Branch 008, Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines, and served as the legion liaison officer for the Dunlop Air Cadets Squadron No. 591. He was employed as a meat cutter for 38 years at the B C Co-Op North Sydney and with Sobeys Stores Ltd. at Sydney River.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Reynolds; sons, John, Etobicoke, Ont. and Brian, Sydney Mines and granddaughters, Jenna, Robyn and Kristin.
He was predeceased by his stepfather, James Peddle.
Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Carman A. MacDonald
88, Bradenton, Fla.
Carman MacDonald, 88, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Roderick and Eliza (Vickers) MacDonald. He operated MacDonald Builders in Erie, Pa., retiring to Bradenton, Fla. in 1971. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.
Surviving are sons, Carman and Rod, both of Florida; sisters, Freda Waye, Scarborough, Muriel MacGregor, Sydney Mines, Lorraine Watson, Duncan, B.C. and eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Morgan), brothers, Burns and George.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 at Manitee United Methodist Church, Florida.
John (Jack) MacLeod
66, Glace Bay
John (Jack) MacLeod, age 66, of 192 Lake Rd., Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Atholville, N.B., he was the son of the late George and Jean (Bogle) MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was an adherent of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay. He was a boilermaker by trade working with Locals 146 Edmonton, Alta., 271 Montreal, and retiring from Local 73 Maritimes in 1989. He was also a forming member and business agent for Local 203 in Newfoundland. Prior to this, he was a member of the Seafares International Union sailing out of Montreal. He was a member of the Prospectors Association of Nova Scotia and the Glace Bay Radio Club.
Mr. MacLeod is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Murphy; two daughters, Marlene (husband Ernie) Clarke RN, Lower Sackville and Diane MacLeod BSc, RN, Vancouver; a brother, Douglas (wife Joanne) MacLeod, Vernon, B.C.; sisters, Norma (Mrs. Max Sutherland), Atholville, N.B., Edie (Mrs. Jim McCabe), Peterborough, Ont., Jocie (Mrs. Vaughan MacKenzie), Charlo, N.B. and Karen MacLeod, Montreal and two grandsons, Ian and Kevin Clarke, Lower Sackville.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth MacLeod.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. William Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
John Starzomski, 88, of 608 Lisa Dr., Albert Bridge, formerly of 263 Lingan Rd., Sydney and 260 St. Theresa St., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Peinsznski) Starzomski. He was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Polish Church, Whitney Pier. A resident of Whitney Pier, John was employed for 49 years with Sydney Steel Corp., retiring from the Open Hearth Department in 1975.
He is survived by one daughter, Irene (Mrs. Stan Liska), New Glasgow; one son, Joseph (Rose), Albert Bridge; one sister, Mrs. Genevieve Lapierre, Levis, Que.; one brother, Joseph (Annie), Sydney; eight grandchildren, John, Cathy, Lisa, Joey and Peter Liska and Andrew, Mark and Joanne Starzomski; two great-grandchildren, Tayah and Mairi Liska.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Valerie Kokoshki, three sisters, Sophie Maziarz, Stella Dobranski and Mary Anthony.
The late Mr. Starzomski will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church with the Rev. Ted Rusnak officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Harry William Angel
Harry William Angel, 86, of Ankerville Street, Sydney passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Albert and Edith (Gosling) Angel. He was the last member of his immediate family.
He was employed by T. Eaton Co. Groceteria for 10 years throughout the Maritimes. He was owner/operator of Angel Groceteria Ltd. for 20 years. He worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles as a supervisor for 17 years, until his retirement in 1977. He was an active member of First United Church, the Men's Club, he taught Sunday School and served on various committees. He was past president of Sydney Kinsmen Club. He was chosen Kinsman Citizen of the Year, Cape Breton Chordsman of the Year, Sydney Y's Man of the Year and was awarded Honorary Citizen of Sydney. He was also honored by the Nova Scotia and Federal governments for community service.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jessie Moffatt; two sons, Robert (Karen), Amherst and Norman (Carolyn), Ottawa and four grandchildren, Nelson, Meredith, James Ross and Kelly Lynn. He was predeceased by two sisters, Draxey Angel and Gladys Jeffrey and two brothers, James and Leslie J.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Church with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to First United Church Building Fund, VON or the Y's Men's Christmas Cheer Fund.
Thomas Bernard Farrell
Thomas Bernard Farrell, 71, of the Braemore Home, and formerly of Dominion died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Thomas and Martha (Madore) Farrell. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport.
He is survived by two sisters, Martha (Mrs. John Brazill), Montreal and Mrs. Helen McNeil, Sydney and one brother, Aubrey (Stella) Farrell, Sydney.
Tommy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Patrick and James and one sister, Shirley in infancy. The late Mr. Farrell will have no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
It is with great sorrow that the family of Mary Gertrude MacDonald announce her death on Friday, January 29, 1999 at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, at age 92.
Loving wife of the late Donald MacDonald (President, Canadian Labour Congress 1968-1974). Beloved mother of Donald (Sheryl). Precious grandmother of Shelley (Steven Potvin), Heather (Munish Mohan) and Melanie (Jamie Spurrell). A great-grandmother in more than just name to Sarina Mohan.
The eldest of 10 children, she is survived by sisters, Florence MacKinnon, (Sydney, N.S.), Marguerite Dunn, (Edmonton, Alta.), and brother, D.K. (Donny) Campbell, (Port Hawkesbury, N.S.)
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa on Monday, February 1, 1999 at 3 p.m.
A true Cape Bretoner, she leaves a legacy of love, intelligence and determination and will be profoundly missed.
In memory of her, donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa (613) 233-1143.
Daniel Ambrose MacKinnon
Daniel Ambrose MacKinnon, 53, of Sydney, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Dan F. and Lizzie (Currie) MacKinnon. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces as a sergeant C.D. retiring in August of 1993 with 30 years of service. He was with the Royal Canadian Artillery (Air deFence), the Air Borne Regiment in Edmonton and Petawawa and served two tours in Germany and UN peacekeeping tour in Cyprus. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12, Sydney and worked for the Corps Commissionaires.
He is survived by his wife, the former Vida Elizabeth Howie; two sisters, Mary Doyle, Sydney and Annie May Holland, Summerside, PEI and also many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one infant daughter and two brothers.
The late Mr. MacKinnon will have no visitation, Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. N. McKenna officiating. Interment in St. Marks Cemetery, Coxheath.
No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the SPCA or Cape Breton Palliative Care.
Bernard V. MacNeil
79, Glace Bay
Bernard V. MacNeil, 79, of the DVA Wing, Glace Bay Health Care Complex died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at the Veterans Wing.
Born in Sydney Mines and a former resident of 47 Centerville St., Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late John Angus and Emma (Boutilier) MacNeil.
Bernard was a member of St. Josephs Church in Reserve Mines. At one time he was employed with a Drilling Company for the Nova Scotia Government. He served in the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 2 and Pensioner Club, Reserve Mines.
Bernard was the last surviving member of his family. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Julia Gouthro, one brother, Ambrose, four sisters, Mary Jane, Kay, Rita and Helen.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacNeil will be Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Josephs Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Catherine Margaret (Marj) Matheson
Catherine Margaret (Marj) Matheson of Sydney passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 surrounded by family and friends at the home of her brother, the late Judge D. Lewis Matheson.
Marj was born in Sydney Mines in 1936, the daughter of the late Angus G. and Sarah (Caldwell) Matheson. She attended Sydney Mines schools and upon graduation worked for the Dominion Coal Company and Woolworths. In 1961, Marj moved to Halifax and began a 35 year career as a social worker with the Nova Scotia Government.
Marj is fondly remembered for her generous hospitality and unswerving devotion to duty. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney.
She is survived by brothers, Crawford (Aileen), Toronto and Stanley (Jean), Saint John, N.B.; a brother-in-law, Phil Murray, Sydney Mines; a sister-in-law, Kay Matheson, Sydney and a large number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Judge D. Lewis Matheson and a brother in infancy and one sister, Rebecca Murray.
Visitation will be held in the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Ian MacLeod and Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society.
James (Jim) Moules
A memorial mass for the late Mr. Jim Moules will be held 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church, Sydney.
Margaret Buchanan Webb Murray
Margaret Buchanan Webb Murray passed away peacefully at home Saturday afternoon, Jan. 30, 1999, a week after her 84th birthday.
Born at Cape St. Lawrence, Margaret was the daughter of the late Simon and Catherine (Fraser) Buchanan. As a child she moved to Sydney with her family and after settling at Newbury Street on Hardwood Hill, she raised a family of her own. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Heartbeats and various other organizations. She had a profound love of music and enjoyed reading and walking.
Margaret is survived by two daughters, Lorna (Mrs. R.H. Elderkin), Moncton, N.B. and Pamela (Mrs. Dennis Mahalik), Sydney River; two sons, Fraser (Gailene) Webb, Sydney and Nelson (Lac) Webb, Thailand and two sisters, Priscilla (Mrs. Earl Ferguson), New Glasgow and Mamie (Mrs. Martin MacDonald), Sydney.
Margaret was very proud of her 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and supported them with many kind words and much encouragement.
Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, David Webb in 1967, and her second husband, Danny Murray in 1981 and also by two children, Catherine Elizabeth and David Walter Jr., her parents, one brother D.A. Buchanan and three sisters, Christine, Edith and Jessie.
She will be greatly missed, but we are happy that she has rejoined the loved ones she has missed for so long.
Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Anthony O'Conner officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Dr. Arthur W. Ormiston, BSc., BEd., MDCM.
Dr. Arthur W. Ormiston, BSc., BEd., MDCM., died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Lavinia (Bagnell) Ormiston. He attended Dalhousie University and graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees. While at Dalhousie, he was co-editor of the Dalhousie Gazette and was awarded a Gold D for debating.
Following graduation, he taught school in Louisbourg and Sydney and became principal of Louisbourg High School. Some years later, he returned to Dalhousie to pursue a career in Medicine. After completing his studies, he returned to Sydney and practiced Family Medicine for many years. In addition to his Family Practice, he was Medical Health Officer for the City of Sydney, Medical Adjudicator for the Mutual Benefit Society and Occupational Health Physician for Sydney Steel Corporation. He served as president of the Cape Breton Medical Society and as Chief of Staff, City of Sydney Hospital. He was Past President of the Cape Breton Liberal Association, Cape Breton Gun Club, a member of St. Andrew's Masonic Lodge and a life long member of First United Church, Sydney. An avid outdoorsman, his passion was salmon fishing and he was a long time member of the Cape Breton Fish and Game Society.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Rita Ormiston, Vera Miller and Amy Pratt.
He is survived by his wife, the former Effie MacDougall; sons, Arthur, Halifax and Charles, Dartmouth; daughter, Katherine (Muir), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Dylan and Erica Ormiston, John and Eva Muir and several nieces.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at First United Church, Sydney with Reverend Douglas Pilsworth officiating.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Marie S. Pickup
The death of Mrs. Marie S. Pickup, wife of the late William Pickup, occurred Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in the Magdalen Island, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Leblanc) Chiasson. She resided in New Waterford most of her life and lived in Sydney River for the past six years.
Marie is survived by two sons, William of Sydney and Joseph of Quispamsis, N.B.; four grandchildren, Jeanne, Janet, Andrea and Beth Pickup; one sister, Lucy (Mrs. Arthur Chiasson) of New Waterford; one brother, Alfred (Joan) of Sydney.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Charles and Joseph Chiasson and a sister, Josephine Chiasson.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Mary Fraser Robinson
83, Marion Bridge
Mary Fraser Robinson, 83, of Sandfield Road, Marion Bridge passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was born in Birch Grove, a daughter of the late Donald John and Margaret (Willetts) MacDonald. She was a retired teacher, teaching in schools at Birch Grove, Tower Road and Gabarus. She was a member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Guild and WMS.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; one daughter, Cathy (Mrs. Jim MacKinlay), Dartmouth; one son, Willard, Marion Bridge; five grandchildren, Meredith MacKinlay-Gillies, Shaune MacKinlay-Little, Colin MacKinlay, Lindsay Robinson and Ainsley Robinson; one great-grandchild, Adam Gillies; five sisters, Annie MacKenzie, Florence MacPherson and Isabel Snow, all of Glace Bay, Sarah MacPherson and Louise MacLean, both of Marion Bridge and one brother, Vernon MacDonald, Birch Grove.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Janet Johnson and Georgina King and three brothers, Donald, Robert and Pringle.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday and Monday form 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Columba Presbyterian Church 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Interment in MacLean Cemetery, Sandfield Road.
Memorials may be made a charity of choice.
Bobby Joe Ryan
5, Beinn Bhreagh, Victoria Co.
Bobby Joe Ryan, 5, a resident of Beinn Bhreagh, Baddeck, Victoria County died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of Wayne and Joanne (Boutilier) Ryan. He was an honour student at the Northside Christian Academy. He was involved with the North Sydney Minor Hockey Program, the 1st Bras d'Or Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and participated in the Swimming program at the Northside Community Pool.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Bhreanna; paternal grandparents, Bob and Jean Ryan, North Sydney; maternal grandparents, Roy and Esther Boutilier, Alder Point; many aunts, uncles and 47 cousins; a favorite buddy, Lisa and two favorite hockey buddies, Robbie and Michael.
Good bye to my friends in Baddeck.
Visitation took place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating.
Memorial donations to the I.W.K. Children's Hospital Foundation and Transition House.
Gerald Melvin Whitman
69, East Bay
Gerald Melvin Whitman, 69, of East Bay passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George and Elsie Jean (Shaw) Whitman. He was a retired truck driver working for M.S. MacDonald. He was an adherent of Sydney River United Protestant Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Springstead; five sons, Gerald (Debbie), Truro, Mike, Donald and Kenneth, all of East Bay and Fred (Darlene), Sydney River; three daughters, Dianna (Mrs. Donald Meister), Sydney Forks, Patricia (Mrs. Wilfred Lusk), Sydney and Gloria, Ontario; six grandchildren, Melissa and Donald Meister, Michael and Jason Whitman, Michael Whitman Jr., and Ryan Lusk; one sister, Sheila Musgrave, Balls Creek and three brothers, Francis (Pat), Hamilton, Fred (Jean), California and Bob (Shirley), Ontario.
He was predeceased by one son, Jason in infancy.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday from 2-4, 7-9 where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Allan McIntosh officiating. Interment in Upper Leitches Creek Cemetery.