Evelyn Boudreau, 74, of 25 Junction Rd., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Douglas and Williaminas (Cooper) McEwen. She worked for many years as a PCW at Sydney City Hospital. She was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the British Army.
She is survived by three daughters, Veronica and Brenda, both of Sydney and Carol, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; one son, Ron, Sydney; special grandson, Ronald Paul Boudreau; seven grandchildren, Jamie, Scott, Monica, Andrea, Vance, Annette and Lisa and four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret, Winnifred, Irene and Violet and five brothers, Charles, Ian, David, Kenneth and Ronnie, all of Scotland.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Leo Boudreau, a son in infancy, one grandson, David Hartz and a brother, Douglas.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church with Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Schizophrenia Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Gladys Eleanor Grant, 77, of 358 Borden St., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was born in Sydney, a daughter of the late Eldred and Margaret (Ritchie) Hefford. She retired from the Sydney City Hospital housekeeping department after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Salvation Army Whitney Pier Citadel and an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
She is survived by four daughters, Eleanor Burke, Donna Lou Eddy, Cynthia Hanna and Lorraine Cromwell, all of Sydney; one son, Gary, Norwich, Ont.; a special daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Grant, Sydney; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lonnie Lawson, Toronto, Jean Hiscock, Sydney, Florence Burton, Baddeck and Joyce Rykunyk, Sydney and two brothers, Shelvy and George, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert (Curly), one daughter, Delores in infancy, two sons, John and Gary in infancy, one granddaughter, Janet Lee Burke, one sister, Ann Dunphy and three brothers, Gordon, Eldred and John.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday with Capt. Rex Paddock officiating. Interment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Salvation Army Whitney Pier Citadel or charity of choice.
Traver Bugden, 82, of 726 Prince St., Sydney, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Petley, Nfld., he was the son of the late Charles and Ida (Steven) Bugden. He was employed in the rail finishing mill at Sysco and retired in 1980 with 45 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Shepherd; three sons, David (Barbara), Mira, John, Toronto and Lloyd (Elva), Ottawa; two daughters, Carol (Mrs. Sheldon Clarke), Cobourg, Ont. and Ida (Mrs. Don Coleman), Sydney; 12 grandchildren, Bernice, Gregory and Bill Bugden, Sydney, Stephen Bugden, Ottawa, Tanya Bugden, Barrie, Ont., Angela Coleman, Bangor, Me., Cherie Lynn Coleman, Liverpool, N.S., Robert Clarke, Elaine Boden, Shelly Camacho and Kim Clarke, Ont., Sandra Clarke, Mira and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one brother, Ken (Helen), Vancouver, B.C. and one sister, Ruple Meisner, Port Hawkesbury.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Elva Bugden, Sydney and Muriel Meisner, Port Hawkesbury and one grandson, Todd Bugden, Mira.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, Sydney, Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Annie E. Jessome
Annie E. Jessome, 83, of 545 Bras díOr Road, Florence, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Moria (Dumbells) MacKinnon. She was a member of St. Stephenís Parish, Florence. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her children, Gerald (Annie Ruth), Marie Riggs, both of Florence, Colleen (Joe) Pertschy, Ontario, Bernadette (Wayne) Campbell, Millville and Judy MacIntyre, Bras díOr and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel Jessome and her son, Frankie.
There will be no visitation. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. in St. Stephenís Church, Florence with the Rev. A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to any charity.
Arrangements entrusted to G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Wilfred Peckham, 81, of 47 Queen St., Scotchtown, died Thursday Feb. 25,1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Salmon Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Matt and Rachel (Turbit) Peckham. Wilfred was a member of the Salvation Army, New Waterford. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a retired coal miner having worked in Nos. 12 and 16 collieries. He was also a member of Branch 15 Royal Canadian Legion.
Wilfred is survived by his wife, the former Florence MacDougall; two daughters, Gail (Mrs. Robert Samuel), Scotchtown, with whom he resided, Dale Gottwald, Sydney; two sons, David (Madonna), Newfoundland, Joseph, Sydney.
Also surviving are four brothers, Bernie, Scotchtown, Jacob and Gordon, of New Waterford and John (Bow), Toronto and by eight grandchildren, David, Kevin, Tony, Colin, Joe, Jamie, David Jr. and Lauralee and several great- grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Wallace, Nathan and Henry and by one sister, Elizabeth Kavanaugh.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The remains will be taken to the Citadel at noon. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Citadel, with Lieut. Wilson Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Wilfredís gone home
To receive his reward.
He will dwell in Godís Kingdom
And live with the Lord.
So dry tears of sadness
For Grandpaís donít die,
They move in with God
In his house in the sky.
And there in Godís Kingdom
Wilfred watches from above,
To welcome his family
With undying love.
We love you Grandpa.
Cyril (Sid Jr.) Bernard Rowe
Cyril (Sid Jr.) Bernard Rowe, of 14 Acadia Dr., Sydney, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the only son of Cyril (Sid) and Shirley (Redmond) Rowe. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish. Sid was an avid sports enthusiast and worked with various hockey teams throughout his life.
He was an employee of Cape Breton Junior Alpines Hockey Club and Adam Clark Construction.
Besides his parents, he will be sadly missed by three sisters, Karen (Bob) Ratushny, Kensington, P.E.I., Alexis (Robert) Pertus, Sydney and Theresa, at home.
Also surviving is Keri OíKeefe, sister by heart and is loved and adored by three nieces, Ashley, Allie Joe and Natascha.
Through his ventures with hockey Sid gained many friendships and memories that will last forever.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Theresa Church 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to minor hockey or charity of choice.
Mary (MacLeod) Settle
The family of the late Mary (MacLeod) Settle, 49, formerly of Reserve Mines, will host a special service to celebrate her life.
Service will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines. Reception to follow.
Hilda T. Ivey
85, North Sydney
Hilda T. Ivey, 85, of 1 Beacon Cres., passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice (Rogers) Ivey. Hilda operated a convenience store on Stanley Street in North Sydney for many years and later worked at the Stella Maris Guest Home on Convent Street until her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one sister, Minnie Maloney and three brothers, George, Ralph and Albert.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Gordon Freeman MacLean
Gordon Freeman MacLean, 74, of 18 King St., Florence, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born at Florence, he was the son of the late John and Mamie (MacLean) MacLean. He was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence. He was employed by Devco coal mines, retiring in 1990 with 49 years of service. He was an avid sports fan.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lillian Pye; five daughters, Darlene (Mrs. David Bond), North Sydney, Carol (Mrs. Jake Wall), Bras díOr, Laura Marsh, Ontario, Norma Jean (Mrs. Dean Denney), Florence, Michelle Pye, North Sydney; two sons, Norman (Betty) Pye, Sydney Mines, Ronnie, at home; two sisters, Leora (Sammy) Keeling, Florence, Sadye Simpson, Sydney Mines; one brother, Norman (Jean), North Sydney and 15 grandchildren.
Predeceased by one brother, Archie, one son, Brian, one son-in-law, Barry Marsh.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Wilson United Church, Florence, with the Mrs. Linda Scherzinger officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
William (Billy) John MacPherson
80, Middle River
William (Billy) John MacPherson, 80, of Middle River, Victoria County, died Friday, Feb. 26,1999, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Middle River, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Dolena (MacDonald) MacPherson. He was an auto mechanic and a member of Middle River United Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edith MacFarlane; two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Tom MacLean), Middle River, Jean, Halifax; two sisters, Bessie MacKay, Dartmouth and Vimy Comishen, Ottawa; four grandchildren, Natalie, Susan, Monica and Lorna.
He was predeceased by an infant son and daughter, a brother in infancy and a foster sister, Freda MacDougall.
No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 1, 1999, at Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Lutes and the Rev. Ken Allen officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Ann Christine (MacKay) Way
74, Nashua, N.H.
Ann Christine (MacKay) Way, 74, died in Nashua, N.H., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999.
Formerly of Belmont, Mass., wife of the Rev. Russell Way; her two sons, John Elliott, Toronto, Canada and Glenn Russell, Framingham, Mass.; three grandchildren, Michael, Shari-Ann and Victoria; sister of Frank, Elsie and Isabel, all of Canada.
Past Matron of Palestine Chapter No. 114, O.E.S., of Newtonville, Mass., and also served as Deputy Grand Marshall and Grand Marshall.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Old North Church, 193 Salem St., Boston, Mass., Saturday, March 6, 1999, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
Donations made in her memory to the Cancer Project of the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts of the Order of the Eastern Starr, Masonic Temple, 460 Newtonville St., Newtonville, Mass., 02460 will be appreciated.
Goldie Catherine Burke
81, Mount Pearl, Nfld.
The death of Goldie Catherine Burke, 81, occurred at St. Claire's Hospital, St. John's, Nfld. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.
Born in Shelburne, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Catherine (Acker) Purdy.
Surviving to mourn her loss are two daughters, Gloria (Richard) Pearson, Virginia Downer; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister, Doris MacLennan, Sydney Mines; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry P. Burke, three brothers and two sisters.
A committal service will be held in Shelburne at a later date.
Vivian Chambers, a resident View Street, North Sydney, died suddenly at home Monday, Feb. 1, 1999.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edna Whitman. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by three children, Neil Chambers, Tanya Starratt and Ralph Chambers, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She will be remembered for her love of God and her church, love of people and her delicious brown bread.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jim Chambers.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Calvary Baptist Church, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 with Rev. John Hannem officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
96, Pompano Beach, Fla.
The death occurred Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Pompano Beach, Fla.
She was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Caswell of North Sydney.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty (Mrs. Bob Sutton), Pompano Beach.
She was predeceased by eight sisters, Maude (Mrs. Henry Fowler), Agnetta (Mrs. Wm. Jesty), Mary (Mrs. Fultz Bagnell), Sylvia (Mrs. Emmanuel Vatcher), all of North Sydney, Sadie (Mrs. Joe MacLean), Glace Bay, May (Mrs. Billy Madigan), Montreal, Alice (Mrs. Joe Rowsell), Long Island, N.Y. and Blanche (Mrs. Manley Tattrie), Sydney Mines.
61, Kingston, Ont.
Gerald MacLean, of Kingston, Ont. and formerly of 55 Laurier St., Whitney Pier, died peacefully at home, Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999.
He was a son of the late Walter and Haddie MacLean.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; four children and several grandchildren; a sister, Colleen Walker, Sydney; sister-in-law, Sue, Sydney and a brother, Walter, Montreal.
He was predeceased by brothers, Edward and Percy, sisters, Shirley and Mary.
Funeral arrangements are being held in Kingston, Ont.
Memorial donations may be made to the VON.
Dr. Arthur W. Ormiston, BSc., BEd., MDCM.
A Masonic service for the late Dr. Arthur Ormiston will be held 6:45 this evening (Tuesday) in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, Sydney.
67, Sydney Mines
Arthur Webster, 67, a resident of 25 Lamond St., Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Arthur and Anne Winnifred (Wallis) Webster.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corp. until retired in 1976. He was a member of the Sydney Mines town council for 27 years. In his early years he was a baseball and softball player, runner and boxer. In his later years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing cards and camping in Margaree. In his 67 years he was of great assistance to many people. He was past-president of the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club and a member of the Memory Lane Fun band.
Surviving are his wife, the former Yvonne Dawe; daughters, Anne Marie (Paul) Norrish, Oshawa, Ont., Mary Lou (Duncan) Dandy and Tracey (Chucker) Marsh, both of Sydney Mines and Arthena, at home; grandchildren, Crystal and Jennifer Dandy, Jude Webster and Caelyn Marsh and chosen son, Joseph (Alison) Anthony.
Also surviving are his special family, Elizabeth and Robbie Young and Leo and Flossie Oakes; several nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Dr. David Preston, China Me. and best friend, Smokey.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita (Sis) MacDougall and an infant daughter.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening 7-9 and 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 in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Donations to any charity.
To Art there are no strangers around
only friends who have yet to be found.
His friends captured something far more dear,
That's the friendship of a man money can't buy,
who for the kindness has no equal under the sky.
Jean Wilkinson (nee Stoker)
78, Torrence, Calif.
Jean Wilkinson passed away in California on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at the age of 78.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Jack and Jean Stoker.
Surviving are her husband, Douglas Wilkinson, her son, Bill (Linda) Wilkinson and daughter, Elaine (Danny) Norris, her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of California.
Jean was predeceased by her brother, Matthew Stoker and sister, Ella Devison.
Jean will be resting at the Pacific Crest Funeral Home, Redondo Beach, Calif. with interment on Feb. 4.
John Henry Young
62, New Glasgow
John Henry Young, 62, of 369 High St., New Glasgow, formerly of Reserve Mines, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Connolly; daughters, Carol Anne, Marlene, Kathleen; sons, Robert and Kevin; six grandchildren; sister, Brenda; brothers, Joseph, Albert, Gerry and Ernie.
He was predeceased by parents, William and Olive (Chiasson) Young.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the s Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday St. John the Baptist Church.