Thomas Joseph Basker
Thomas Joseph Basker, 75, Coxheath, N.S., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Alexander and Veronica (Gouthro) Basker. In 1939 he moved to New Waterford and worked in the coal mines. In the late ’60s he moved to Ontario where he worked for the Otis Elevator Company in Hamilton. In the early ’70s, he returned to Cape Breton. Tommy was known all over the island for his love of life and traditional music, especially Irish music. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends, especially his “special” friend and grandson, Dillon.
Surviving are his wife, the former Noreen (Locke) Basker; two daughteps, Tammy (Tony), New Waterford, Lori (Dan), Coxheath; two brothers, Dan, North Sydney, Leo, Yarmouth.
He was predeceased by four brothers, William, John, Alex and Freddie in childhood.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, New Victoria, Fr. Everett MacDow officiating Saturday 10 a.m. Burial in parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Charles Anthony Boutilier
75, Port Caledonia
Charles (Anthony) Boutilier, 75, of Port Caledonia, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
Born in Port Caledonia, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Murrant) Boutilier. He was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia. He worked as a miner in Collieries No. 4 and No. 20 and No. 26 and retired from Phalen Colliery in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Norma (MacLean) Boutilier; daughter, Linda (Mrs. Walter Snow), Port Caledonia; sister, Margaret (Mrs. George MacLeod), Port Caledonia; two grandchildren, Scott and Kelly.
Predeceased by brothers, William and Gordon.
Visitation for the late Mr. Boutilier will be held today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia with the Rev’d D. Paul Findlay officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Port Caledonia.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Vivienne J. Clark
79, North Sydney
Vivienne J. Clark, 79, a resident of 5 Maria St. and formerly of Pierce Street, North Sydney, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Flora (Hatcher) Bungay. Viv was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, the church choir for 51 years, acted as choir director and organist on occasion and was a member of the ACW. She was a volunteer at the Northside General Hospital working in the gift shop for several years, and was a former member of the LOBA.
She is survived by three sons, Raymond (Cavell), North Sydney, Wayne (Brenda), Mount Pearl, Nfld., Eric (Mary), Riverview, N.B.; five daughters, Sharon McCormack (Beaton), Riverview, N.B., Linda Pond (Roy), with whom she resided, Jacklyn Clark (Nigel), Waverly, N.S., Bonnie Young (Francis), North Sydney and Liam Clark Bird (Rick), Halifax; one brother, Eric Bungay (Jacklyn), Moncton, N.B.; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial of ashes to take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Daniel James Crane
59, Bras d’Or
Daniel James Crane, 59, of 281 Main St., Bras d’Or, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late James and Alice (Serroul) Crane. Daniel was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Bras d’Or. He was a member of the operating engineers.
Daniel is survived by his devoted and loving fiancee, Theresa (guardian angel); daughters, Joanne (Kenny), Florence, Sandra (John), Kitchener, Ont.; sons, Daniel (Lori) and Michael (Natasha), both of Kitchener, Ont.; sisters, Marie (Robert) MacPherson, North Sydney, Marjorie (John) Quast, Cayuga, Ont., Rose Hopton, Torolto, Ont.; one brother, Gordon (Helen) Crane, Florence. Also seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Daniel was predeceased by his wife, Greta and a brother, John Robert.
Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or with the Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Cape Breton Palliative Care.
Catherine (Kate) Long
Catherine (Kate) Long, 89, of 275 Borden St., Sydney, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Jannie (MacPhail) Young. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Sydney.
She is survived by six daughters, Viola (Mrs. George Hubert), Sydney, Shirley (late Edward Postlewaite), Sydney, Joyce (Mrs. Adrian Cody), Shediac, N.B., Rosie (Mrs. James Johnston), Sydney, Leona, Sydney, Colleen (Mrs. Ernie Sampson), Sydney; seven sons, Lloyd (Margaret), Sydney, Roy (Barbara), South Bar, John (Dolly), Sydney, Robert (late Marie White Long), Sydney, Kenneth (Marie), South Bar, Wallace (late Janet Nicholson-Long), Sydney and Leo (Marie), Sydney; one sister, Murial MacPhee, Sydney; one brother, Ralph Young, Sydney; sister-in-law, Martha Young, Sydney; 36 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased in 1950 by her husband, John A. Long, a son, Arthur Long in 1943 and by brothers, Gordon, Daniel, George, Murdock, John, Collin and Thomas, sisters, Rose and Mary Campbell and by a grandson, Roy Johnston in 1989.
The late Mrs. Long will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
George Morris King
59, Sydney Mines
Mr. George Morris King, 59, of 65 Lamond St., Sydney Mines, who died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at home is also survived by three sisters, Melena Rea, Kempt Head, Victoria County, Jean Ramsey and Audrey Ferguson, both of Sydney Mines.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home Chapel followed by a reception at the Sydney Mines Firemen’s Club on Crescent Street.
Dr. Wallace H. MacLeod
83, Bras d’Or
Dr. Wallace H. MacLeod, 83, of 32 Johnston Rd., Bras d’Or, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Boularderie, he was a son of the late Hugh and Annie (Urquhart) MacLeod. Wally received his early education in North Sydney and later graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as an mptometrist in North Sydney for 46 years, retiring in 1997 due to ill health.
He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the RCAF. Wally loved the outdoors, camping, skiing, hiking and especially fly fishing on the Margaree River.
He is survived by three sisters, Kathryn MacLean, Dorothy Orcutt, Jessie Libby, all of Portland, Me.; one brother, Hector MacLeod, Boston, Mass.; also by nine nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Alexander MacLeod, North Sydney, two sisters, Joanne Smiley, Boston and Phoebe in childhood.
Visitatimn will be today Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place Sunday 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church with the Rev. David Hann officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial of ashes will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
John Angus McDonald
79, Harriston, Ont.
John Angus McDonald passed away at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston, Ont. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in his 79th year.
He is survived by a sister, Mary McDonald, Cape Breton; two sons, Joe and his wife, Peggy, Durham, Ont., Walter and his wife, Karen, Brantford, Ont.; six daughters, Peggy (Mrs. Ronald Fogarty), Dominion, Pat (Mrs. Bob Cramner), Guelph, Ont., Mary Lou (Mrs. Paul Drummond), Brantford, Ont., Betty (Mrs. Glen Anderson), Guelph, Ont., Rita (Mrs. John Patterson), Brantford, Ont., Bernadette (Mrs. John Logosi), Amherstburg, Ont.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son, Johnny, his parents, John W. and Margaret A. McDonald, a grandson, Randy, brothers, Walter and Danny.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.
Priscilla Mary Dandy
40, Sydney Mines
Priscilla Mary Dandy, 40, of 5 Amber Dr., Sydney Mines, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Whalen) MacMullin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She was employed with Sobeys in the North Sydney Mall and worked in the bakery department for the last 20 years. She was an active member of her church and will be sadly missed by relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband Brian; her sons, Ryan and Mark; and her brother, George MacMullin. Also surviving are her nieces, Marissa and Brianna MacMullin and Crystal and Jennifer Dandy.
She was predeceased by her brother James (Jimmy) MacMullin.
Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service Monday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Ellen P. MacDonald
73, North Sydney
Ellen Priscella MacDonald, age 73, a resident of 48 Ingrahams Lane, Westmount and formerly a resident of 106 Regelt St., North Sydney for 27 years, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Belle Cote, Inverness County, she was a daughter of the late John and Jeannie (Gordon) Shaw. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount and formerly of St. Joseph Parish, North Sydney. She was active with the auxiliary of the Northside Guest Home until her sudden illness this winter. She was the much loved center of her large family. Ellen is survived by nine children, Ethel (Paul) Toman, Halifax, Jeannie (Abbey) Keeping, Southside Boularderie, Joanne (Robin) Taylor, Halifax, Judy (Bob) Whitman, Pictou County, Yvonne (Malcolm) Gillis, Sydney, Roderick, Edmonton, Alta., Janet Lindsay, Truro, Gordon (Lisa), Truro, Irene (William) Johnston, Guelph, Ont.; three sisters, Christena Phillips, Westmount, Marion Van Buskirk, Oxford N.S., Janet Tait, Mulgrave; one brother, Gordon Shaw, Chester N.S.; sistep-in-law, Maria MacInnis, Toronto; brother-in-law, Gerard MacDonald, Northside Guest Home, North Sydney and by her close friend, Ella Ingraham, Margaree; 18 grandchildren, Kristen (John) Blair and Scott Keeping, Jeannie and Anna Taylor, Adam and Kent Parsons, Sally and Samantha Whitman, Maria Gillis, Heidi and Naomi MacDonald, Amanda, Matthew and Michelle Lindsay, Daniel MacDonald, Michael, Andrew and Patrick Johnston; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Nicholas Blair, Tate Whitman. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roderick Joseph MacDonald and by their infant son, Daniel. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday, 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to any charity or to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton for the invaluable and loving care they gave to our dear mother.
62, Neil’s Harbour
Mr. Fraser MacLeod, 62, a resident of Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour and formerly of Cape North, Victoria County, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Cape North, he was the son of Helen (Slone) and the late Collie MacLeod. He was a member of the Cape North United Church.
He is survived by three brothers, Murdock, Roderick and Alfred, all of Cape North; three sisters, Bessie MacAskill, Port Hawkesbury, Georgina Phillips, Margaree Center and Dorothy in Cape North.
He was predeceased by his brother, Fred in infancy.
Visitation will be in the Cape North United Church, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rose-Hannah Gaskin officiating. Burial will be in MacPherson Cemetery under the direction of Fillmore &9 Whitman Funeral Home.