Marvin Irvin Brook, MD
Marvin Irvin Brook, MD, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at his home in Houston, Tex.
Dr. Brook was born in Sydney, N.S. on April 20, 1939 to the late Celia and Abraham Brook.
Dr. Brook was a graduate of Dalhousie School of Medicine with highest honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the honorary medical fraternity. He was senior and managing partner at Drs. Brook and Esquenazi and received his post graduate training at Baylor College of Medicine.
He was an associate and a senior attending physicians at St. Luke’s College of Medicine, a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, chairman of numerous committees at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and most recently chairman of the emergency room committee.
He served his country during the Vietnam conflict as a physician at the 4th Army Field Hospital and was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Dr. Brook will always be remembered as a brilliant doctor who loved his patients and was devoted to the art of healing. He once said it was the only thing he ever wanted to do in life.
Dr. Brook is survived by his wife, Jan, and children, Adam Sol Brook, Jason Paul Brook, Hannah Robin Brook and Jason Brian Masters, sisters and brothers-in-law, Lila and Gerry Greenberg, Boca Raton, Fla., Reva and Norris Nathanson, Sydney, N.S. and Boca Raton, Fla., Carol and James Ross, New York, N.Y., many nieces and nephews and four grandchildren.
57, New Westminster, B.C.
Formerly of North Sydney, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in B.C.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Wilson and Edith (Foss) Hardy and stepmother, Olive (Bond) Hardy.
He is survived by three brothers, Ronald (Bud), Sidney, Frank; three sisters, Joyce (Mrs. Emmanuel Simms), Gladys (Mrs. Maurice Gracie), Sharon (Mrs. John Walsh) and good friend, Peter Lojewski and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Wilson Jr.
Cremation to take place in B.C. A memorial service to be held at a later date in North Sydney.
Any donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 327 Boyne St., New Westminster, B.C., V3M 5J9.
Carl (Ann) Prestara
53, New Glasgow
Carl (Ann) Prestara, 53, New Glasgow, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Muriel Prestara. She had been a resident of New Glasgow for the past 25 years with the exception of five years when she resided in Lebanon. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow.
She is survived by a loving son, Stephen (Cindy) Moore, Stellarton; grandson, Stephen Nicholas Fraser, Thorburn; brothers, Mickey, Tony, Joey and Jimmy, all of Sydney; sister, Mary (Mimi) Crozza, Toronto; several nieces and one nephew.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow with Fr. Bernard MacAdam officiating.
No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia, 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 318, Halifax, N.S., B3L 2C2 or a charity of your choice.
Cleo M. Ralph
81, Glace Bay
Cleo M. Ralph, 81, formerly of King Edward Street, Glace Bay, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at the residence of her daughter the Rev. Karen Ralph of Sydney Mines, where she resided for a number of years.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Bond) McCormick.
Mrs. Ralph was an elder of Warden United Church, Glace Bay, Sunday School teacher, cub leader, UCW past-president and life member, Warden United Church Guild Unit and past member of Sydney Presbytery United Church Canada.
Mrs. Ralph is survived by her daughter, Rev. Karen Ralph, Sydney Mines; son, Thomas (Suzanne), Cornwall, P.E.I.; four grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Kelly and Christopher; two sisters, Mary Alice McCormick, Sydney and Hazel (Mrs. Joseph Sherwood), Sydney and three brothers, Roy (Rose), Jackie (Doris) and Paul, all of Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Wilson Ralph and one brother, Almer.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Warden United Church with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating assisted by Rev. Eric Lynk. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Warden United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of choice.
Valerie Marie Brown
Valerie Marie Brown, 66, of Kentville, N.S., died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Erven and Mary (McNeil) McKenzie. She spent her earlier years in Cape Breton and later moved to Toronto. She returned to Nova Scotia in 1962 and moved to the valley area. She was employed with MT&T in Kentville for 35 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville.
Surviving is her husband, Edward (Manny); sons, Kirk and wife Mabel, Kentville, Brent and wife Lynne, Lower Sackville; daughter, Michelle (Mrs. Mike Neaves), Bridgewater; grandchildren, Shontelle, Jared, Kyle, Ryan and McKenzie; brother, Erven (Herkey), Toronto; sisters, Anne Smith and Jean Doucette, both of Toronto; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Vincent (Rudy) and Brian.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Kentville with Fr. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Katherine Dilny, 81, of Ontario, died courageously after a long battle with cancer on Friday, Feb. 5, 1999.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen Dilny. She was also the loved mother of Anne and her husband, Roger Senior, Mary and her husband, Donald Donleavy and Rose and her husband, Jerry Munroe; and a son, William. Baba will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Carl, Kevin, Mark, Jason, Stephen, Reagan, Kenneth; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Carter; sisters, Stella Hasiuk, Sydney, N.S. and Mary McIntyre, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her brother, Maurice Haliberda.
Katherine will be resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home Kipling Chapel, Toronto, at 2104 Kipling Ave., (North of Rexdale Blvd) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999. Panakhyda is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral is Monday at St. Demetrius Church, 135 La Rose Ave. for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens.
William F. Reid
William F. Reid, 67, of 928 Prince St., Sydney, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late William A. and Margaret (Keeping) Reid. He retired from Corp. of Commissionaires. He served with the military for 20 years with Peace Keeping in Egypt in 1974. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12.
He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Boutilier; one daughter, Deborah (Mrs. Richard Delaney), Sydney; three grandchildren, Trena, Shawn, Dean and one great-grandchild, Alicia; one sister, Carol (Mrs. Tom MacNeil), Sydney; one brother, Kenneth, Sydney; also two nieces and one nephew.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with funeral service in the chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Sharon Irving officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Harry B. Williston
Harry B. Williston, 73, of Dartmouth, formerly of Sydney, N.S., died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Katherine (MacLeod) Williston. He is survived by four daughters, Julia (Mrs. Allan Townsend), Brenda Best, Corinne (Mrs. Ray Ferguson), Greta (Mrs. Gordie Reid), all of Sydney; four sons, Mark, Burlington, Ont., John and Bingy Young, Sydney, Harvey, Halifax; three brothers, Malcolm (Kay), Sydney, John (Phyllis), New Glasgow, Floyd (Elsie), Winnipeg; one sister, Mary MacDonald, Sydney and several grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his loving and caring wife of many years, Lillian Romard, one son in infancy, four brothers, Art, Royce, David and Albert, one sister, Isabel and one grandchild, Dawn Marie.
Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with funeral service held in the chapel Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
"Only in God will my soul be at rest,
In Him comes my hope, my salvation."
Bernice G. Andrews
Bernice G. Andrews, a life-long resident of 586 Coxheath Road, Coxheath, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in her 86th year Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her residence.
Born in Coxheath, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Annie (Anderson) Andrews. She was a valued member of St. Marks Anglican Church and a very active member of the ACW. She was also concerned with helping others.
Left to mourn a devoted and loving mother and best friend is her daughter, Beverly (Gordon) Lewis, Coxheath; sisters, Edna Butler, Mary MacKay and Thelma Rudderham, of Coxheath, and Pearl Crawford, New Jersey, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Oliver Andrews, an infant granddaughter, sisters, Edith, Nina and Lena and brothers, Ellis, Elmer, Ainslie, Alexander and Murray.
Visitation took place in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held at St. Marks Anglican Church 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. James Purchase officiating. Interment in St. Marks Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Marks Church or any charity.
Rita Adrianna Jones
40, Sydney Mines
Rita Adrianna Jones, 40, of 219 Main St., Sydney Mines, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Boutilier) Jones. She was a member of St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her sister, Nancy and her paternal grandmother, Mabel Jones, Sydney Mines.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Michael and Annie Boutilier and her paternal grandfather, Garfield Jones.
Visitation will be held today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Pius X Church with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
She will be sadly missed by her only sister, Nancy.
Anne Bernice (Decie) Leblanc
Anne Bernice (Decie) Leblanc, 54, of Westmount Road, Westmount, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of Frances (MacSween) McKay, Sydney, and the late Melbourne McKay. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney. She was active in community affairs and was an avid sports fan.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. (Dannie) Leblanc; three daughters, Cheryl (Mrs. Trevor Weldon), West Chezzetcook, N.S., Sandra (Mrs. Michael Bates), Westmount, and Susan, at home; two grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew; two sisters, Sandi (Mrs. Victor Ravanello), Trout Brook, and Sharon, Ottawa; one brother, Melbourne, Sydney and one uncle, Howie McKay, Sydney.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday and Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
87, North Sydney
Johanna MacLean, 87, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at the home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah Catherine (MacKeigan) Weir. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her son, Johnnie, North Sydney; her sisters, Christina (Mrs. Arthur Tobin), North Sydney; three grandsons; four granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael (Mickey) MacLean, her sister, Annie Frances MacLean, her brother, John James Weir and one grandson.
Visitation will be held today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Angus Leonard MacLellan
Angus Leonard MacLellan, 66, of Truro, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Dunvegan, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late John Angus (Joe) and Mary Margaret (MacDonald) MacLellan. He worked at Southam Murray Printing in Toronto for 27 years, then moved back to Cape Breton where he was a lobster fisherman for 18 years until his retirement four years ago. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Truro and was a past chairman of the Broad Cove Concert for many years. He loved and coached hockey and enjoyed playing cards. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy and husband Rod Benteau, Port Hope, Ont.; sons, Leonard and wife Deborah, Beaton, Ont., Steven, Truro, Michael, St. Catharines, Ont.; six grandchildren, Adam, Elaina, Justine, Stephanie, Lindsay and Jessica; sisters, Kaye and husband Jack Taylor, Bracebridge, Ont., Theresa and husband Scott Vance, Toronto, Ont., Dilla and husband, Jack Holland, Lower Sackville, N.S., Peggy Gorai, Halifax, N.S., Chris and husband Charles Clements, Bridgewater, N.S., Jessie McNutt, Truro, Mary and husband Alex Burton, Margaree, Cape Breton; brothers, Jim, Joe and wife Hattie, Peter and wife Pat, all of Truro, Norman and companion Maureen, Dunvegan, Cape Breton.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen O’Neill, a sister, Maggie and three brothers, Alex, Donald, and Archie.
Visitation will be held Monday 7-9 p.m. at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Inverness Funeral Home, Cape Breton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. Burial will be in St. Margaret’s Parish Cemetery, Broad Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice.
James Alexander MacNeil
The death of James Alexander MacNeil, 51, Toronto, occurred Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at his sister’s residence in Toronto.
Born in Ottawa Brook, Vict. Co., he was the son of the late Jim Alex and Mary Agnes (MacNeil) MacNeil. He was employed with Gypsum Transportation Ltd. as a Marine Engineer until the early 1980’s before moving to Ontario.
Surviving are his sisters, Theresa Butts, Ont., Katie (Art) Ley, N.B., Catherine (Alex) Campbell, Marion Bridge, and brothers, Charlie, Duncan (Marguerite) lona, John Sidney (Mary), Sydney; 32 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Michael James, Joe Pius, John Archie and John.
Cremation took place. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11 from 12-2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Parish, MacKinnon Harbour, where funeral will also be held 2 p.m. Thursday with Father Frank Morley officiating. Donations may be made to the Saint Columba building fund.
James M. (Millie) McSavaney
James M. (Millie) McSavaney, of Kitchener, Ont., died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at St. Mary’s General Hospital in his 77th year.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Theresa (nee Driscoll) also, sons, Art, Jim and his wife Theresa and Rob and his wife Chris, all of Kitchener and daughter, Donna and her husband Glenn Durst of Cambridge.
He will be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Millen and Bridgett McSavaney, also, brothers, Parker, David and John, and sisters, Lilly, Catherine and Annie.
The family invites relatives and friends to the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, 742-4481, for visitation on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday. Morning prayers will begin in the funeral home Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. then procession to St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o’clock. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anthony Daniel Church Building Fund, 29 Midland Dr., Kitchener, N2A 2A9 would be appreciated by the family.
Jean Creelman Moxham
Jean Creelman Moxham, 87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at Melville Lodge Saturday, Feb. 6,1999.
Born in Truro, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Col. A.E. (Bert) and Jennie MacDonald. She had lived in various towns in Nova Scotia where her husband was an RCMP officer. She worked as a secretary for many years retiring from Goodspeed & Millard in Truro in 1982. In earlier years she had worked at Truro Wholesalers and Lee & Martin Chartered Accountants in Sydney.
Survived and greatly missed by daughters, Joan (Robert VanBuskirk), Halifax, Beverly (John Archibald) Sydney; grandchildren, Robert (Rhonda), Andrew, Colin VanBuskirk, John R., Alison, and Matthew Archibald; sister, Eileen West of Toronto; brother, Charles of Toronto and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar and infant son and brother, Ralph.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at St. John’s Anglican Church, Halifax, with Rev. Marilyn Newport officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. or charity of your choice.
Funeral service entrusted to the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax.
Joseph (Jozef) Ignatius Wojtyniak
85, Kenora, Ont.
Joseph Wojtyniak, 85, of Redditt Road, Kenora, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 1999, at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Kenora.
Born March 12, 1913, in Sieradz, Poland, he was the sixth child of Ignatius and Antonina (Zlobinska) Wojtyniak. His mother died in his infancy. Raised by his stepmother, Branislawa (Chicki) Stempinski. He was a brother to six half-siblings.
He was in the Polish infantry-Rembertow, 3rd Battalion Company. He served during WWII, was a POW and survived 2 1/2 years in concentration in Poland and Austria. He emigrated to Canada in 1946 working in bush camps in Northern Ontario. He settled in Kenora and worked for the Town of Kenora with public works as a laborer until retirement in 1966 due to a back injury. He was a member of Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church.
He was proud of his home and farm which he built by hand “on the rock.” He was a soccer player and a fan of hockey throughout his life. He was proud of his Polish heritage and revisited his homeland several times with his children meeting a large amount of his extended family.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years; Gerdina (Ine) Schellekens and seven children; Henry (Sheila Toderian), Kenora, Lucia, Surrey, B.C., Paul (Marci Copeland), Kenora, Rita (Gary Crummey), East Bay, C.B., Anastasia (Grant Longe), Kenora, Tom (Kathi Siegel), Igaluit, N.W.T. and Nina (Don) Boulet, Kenora. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Andrea, Katrina, Danielle, Reagan, Michael, Natasha, Kendra, Christopher, Aaron, Corbin, Joshua and Brendan; great-nephew, Edward (Ella) Wojewoda and children, Sebastian and Ana, Kenora. In Poland, he is survived by two half-sisters, Stasha (Ted) Zelinski, Sieradz and Marisha Nowak, Wroclaw and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his stepmother and siblings, Ignacy, Kazmiera (Lodz), Antonina of Wroclaw, Wladistaw, Marion of Sieradz, Janek, Franciszek of Legnica and Walenty of Sieradz and Marianna in infancy.
Joey will be sadly missed by family and friends. Cremation to take place. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Interment at the Lake of Woods Cemetery, Kenora.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care or the Lake of Woods District Hospital, Kenora.