71, Middle River
Placide Aucoin, 71, of Middle River, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Alderwood Rest Home.
Born in St. Joseph du Moine, he was the son of the late Paul and Mathilde Aucoin. He was a member St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Baddeck. He was self-employed in farming.
He is survived by his wife, the former Angie MacDonald; two brothers, Edward and Patrice, both of Sydney and half-brother, Francis, Sydney Mines; three sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Clifford Briand), Denise (Mrs. John Joe Deveau), both of Sydney, Therese Deveau, Cheticamp.
He was predeceased by one brother, Moses, Montreal; half-brothers, Ned, William and Freddie.
The body is resting at MacAskill Funeral Home, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, with visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 with the Rev. Charles Donovan officiating. Burial will be held in Harbourview Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request, donations may be made to Alderwood Rest Home.
Dora Boudreau, 71, of 132 Alexandra St., Sydney, died Feb. 2, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Grand Etang, Inverness County, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mathilde (Deveau) Poirier. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Church and the parish CWL. Dora worked with Flowers of Hope and also for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Paul Boudreau; a daughter, Anne, at home; two sons, David, at home, Clarence (Donna), Victoria; a sister, Zabine Boudreau, Wathan, Mass.; a brother, Mose (Elizabeth) Poirier, Grand Etang.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Helen LeLievre, Sister Alixis Poirier, two brothers, Clarence, Alex Dave.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Boudreau will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the C.B. Palliative Care Association.
Annie Ethel Bungay
85, North Sydney
Annie Ethel Bungay in her 85th year, a lifetime resident of North Sydney, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999.
Cherished mother of sons, Kenneth (Irene), P.E.I., Carl (Sheila), Saskatoon, Sask., and daughters, Winnifred (David), Brantford, Ont. and Dolores (Bill), Amherstview, Ont. Loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 13 in various provinces of Canada.
A celebration of life service was held Jan. 31, at St. Peters Anglican Church in Collins Bay, Ont.
A memorial service will be held in North Sydney, St. John the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Myrtle Dunlap, a resident of Leitches Creek, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999.
Born in Leitches Creek, she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Musgrave) Dunlap. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. Myrtle worked for many years at the family store in Leitches Creek, and later with the credit bureau in Sydney and at the time of her retirement, she was supervisor of the housekeeping staff of the Braemore Home, Sydney River.
She is survived by two sisters, Ella Baxendale, Sydney Mines and Charlotte (Lottie) O’Brien, Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, James Dunlap, a brother in infancy and her nephew, Robert Dunlap.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
John Ross Feldman
John Feldman, of Sydney Mines, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie and Glace Bay, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Maurice and Grace (Clarke) Feldman. John served in the Second World War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25. He worked for many years as an electrician at Algoma Steel in Ontario.
He is survived by his brother, Horace, Glace Bay; sister, Ruth Crow, Barrie, Ont.; many nieces and nephews, including Heather (Feldman) Clarke, with whom he resided for the past three years.
He was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Harold and Alec and a sister, Dora Gray.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
53, Pleasant Bay,
Truesdale Fraser, 53, of Pleasant Bay, Inverness County, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Pleasant Bay.
Born in Pleasant Bay, he was the son of Lydia (Fraser) Fraser and the late Duncan George Fraser. He was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Holly; two sons, Waylon, Windsor and Chad, Pleasant Bay; one daughter, Sonya, Halifax; two brothers, George and David, Pleasant Bay; one sister, Bernice (Mrs. Donald MacGregor), Pleasant Bay.
He was predeceased by two brothers, John Alexander and John Roderick.
Visitation will be in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay, Wednesday from 3-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Doug Pilsworth and Rev. Rose Hannah Gaskin officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Bay Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Service Ltd.
Colin Peter MacDonald
69, North Sydney
Colin Peter MacDonald, 69, a resident of 51 Center St., North Sydney, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Colin and Mary (Sampson) MacDonald.
Colin was employed as a cupola operator with Angel Manufacturing in North Sydney for 34 years. He was a devoted member of Our Lady Of Sorrows Church and was the caretaker for the past 34 years. He was also a 3rd degree member of the Fr. William Kiely Council 5109 of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, the former Genevieve (Jenny) Edwards; four sons, Colin Jr. (Yvonne), Gordon (Rhonda), Kenny (Peggy), Gerard (Brenda), all of North Sydney; two daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Brian MacMullin), North Sydney and Janet (Mrs. Ron Laffin), Bras d’Or; three brothers, Cyril MacDonald and Charles Sampson, North Sydney and Russell MacDonald, Sydney Mines; one sister, Mrs. Kay Serroul, Sydney Mines; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Edward, Lloyd, Raymond MacDonald and Paul Sampson and one sister, Tina Harris.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday from Our Lady Of Sorrows Church with Rev. Peter Piva officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Following the funeral mass a reception will be held in the Our Lady Of Sorrows Church Hall.
John (Sonny) Robertson
John (Sonny) Robertson, 65, passed away suddenly at his home 235 Shore Rd., Florence, N.S., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Georgina (Moffatt) Robertson and John Duncan Robertson. He worked for Marine Atlantic, retiring on Aug. 31, 1990 with 38 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Selena Robertson (Stubbert); sons, Paul, Winnipeg, Man., John, Edmonton, Alta., Kenneth, Sydney Mines, N.S., Steven, Petawawa, Ont.; daughters, Alanna (Mrs. Christian Marotte), Halifax, N.S., Sherri, at home; sisters, Joan Conway, Wallaceburg, Ont., Marjorie Byers, Nanimo, B.C., Carole White, Newfoundland, Dana Hawley, Edmonton, Alta.; brother, Lornie Robertson, Brandon, Man.; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Robertson was predeceased by sisters, Eleanor MacKinnon, Mary Margaret and Ariel Ann Robertson.
Visitation will be held in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Stephen’s Church, Florence, 2 p.m. Friday with Father A.D. Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
67, Sydney Mines
Arthur Webster, 67, a resident of 25 Lamond St., Sydney Mines, who passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, was also survived by his father-in-law, Mike Dawe, Little Pond.
Jean Wilkinson (nee Stoker)
78, Torrence, Calif.
Jean Wilkinson who passed away in California on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 is also survived by a sister, Audrey Stoker, Halifax.
Wayne Barrett, 54, of Sydney, died peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief illness Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Karen Hawco in 1982, and his daughter, Susan in 1995.
He was the loving father of Bruce and wife Loretta, Joyce and friend, Joey, all of Sydney, Elizabeth and husband, Larry Ryan, Belle River, Ont., loving son, of Mary Barrett and the late Victor Barrett, brother of Donald, Dennis, Robert and Mary Warner, all of Sydney and Ross and wife, Valerie and Diane and husband, John MacDonald, all of South Bar.
He is survived by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
At Wayne’s request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Anne (Jackson/MacInnis) Briand
Anne (Jackson/MacInnis) Briand, 64, of Ingonish, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto.
Born in Ingonish, she was the daughter of the late Sid and Violet Jackson.
She was a loving mother to Steven and Wayne and grandmother to Tanya, Billy and Candace, all in Toronto. She is also survived by brothers, Harold, Ingonish, Raymond, Dartmouth, and John, P.E.I.
She was predeceased by her son, Billy, brother, Sonny and sisters, Yvonne in infancy and Sarah.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ingonish United Church with the Rev. Rose-Hannah Gaskin officiating. Burial will be in the United Church Cemetery, Ingonish.
68, Northside East Bay
Mavis Burchell, 68, of Northside East Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Parry Sound, Ont., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Edith (Singleton)) Wells.
She is survived by her husband, the Hon. C. Denne Burchell; two sons, Geoffrey, Bangkok, Brian, Michigan; two daughters, Susan (Darcy) MacPherson, and Catherine (Mark) MacKinnon, both of Sydney; three grandchildren, Tarah, Jennica and Julia; two brothers, Douglas, Kingston, Ont. and Bruce, Truro and one sister, Doreen Wilson, Ottawa.
She was predeceased by one son, Bruce.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. George’s Church, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bras d’Or Stewardship Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Mildred (Babs) Jackson
79, Glace Bay
Mildred (Babs) Jackson, 79, of 1 Duke St., Glace Bay, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William Bert and Elizabeth (Boutilier) Provoe. Mrs. Jackson worked with the school board for 50 years, while living in Chicago, Ill., after she retired she returned to Glace Bay to live. She was an adherent of Glace Bay United Baptist Church.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by one sister, Patricia Murray Davison, Michigan and many loving nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Jack Jackson, sisters, Dorothy Pemberton, Lucella Miller, Minerva Goodloe and Margaret, three brothers, Bert, Edward and Edgar (Al) and a half-brother, Frank Fortune.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Mary Margaret McKinnon
69, Glace Bay
Margaret (Margie) McKinnon, 69, of 3 MacDonald’s Lane Complex, Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, South Street.
Born in Bridgeport, Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Margaret (MacIntyre) MacPhee. Margie was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Earl, Lower Sackville, N.S.; sons, Kenneth (Francine) and Ian (Wendy), both of Glace Bay; daughters, Paulette (Mrs. Lambert MacIntosh), Edwardsville, Betty (Mrs. Lloyd Saniga), Whitby, Ont., Anita (Brian Campbell), Lower Sackville, Cathy (Mrs. Donnie MacKenzie), Glace Bay, Carmie (Mrs. Wade Blackburn), Lower Sackville, Marilyn, Glace Bay, Cellie (Mrs. Andrew Chisholm), Lakelands, N.S., Jeannie (Mrs. Chris McNeil), Glace Bay; brothers, Peter (Marie) MacPhee, Bridgeport, Glace Bay, Jude (Marie) MacPhee, Donald (Joan) MacPhee, both of Hamilton, Ont.; sister, Josephine (Tim) Densmore, Hamilton, Ont. and 16 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by brothers, Donald A., Stephen (Tippy), John Angus and sisters, Mary, Tina and Catherine (Kay).
Visitation will be held at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday, Feb. 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. James Oliver officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dominion, N.S.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; the Arthritis Society or a charity of choice.
Ryan Charles Tobin
Ryan Charles Tobin, infant son of Francine LeBlanc and Neddie Tobin, Bras d’Or, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the IWK-Grace Health Centre, Halifax.
He is survived by three brothers, Matthew, Evan, Jesse; two sisters, Crystal, Stephanie; maternal grandparents, Frank and Rose LeBlanc, Sydney Forks; paternal grandfather, Terrance Tobin, Stellarton.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Helen Tobin.
A private family service was held.