D. George Chiasson
68, Rockland, Mass.
D. George Chiasson Sr., 68, died at his home Feb. 4, 1999 after being stricken very suddenly and unexpectedly.
Born in Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Leo and Marie (Chiasson) Chiasson. Raised and educated in Cape Breton, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1958 and settled in Rockland in 1963. He retired in 1992 after five years service at the Electroswitch Co. and had previously been employed for 21 years as a machinist at Boston Gear Co. Mr. Chiasson was a co-founder of the Rockland Youth Hockey Organization and was a long time volunteer coach. He also coached with Abington’s Youth Hockey Organization. He was an avid barber shop quartet singer, having been a member of the South Shore Men of Harmony and most recently, a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
He is survived by his wife, Carmel (McNeil) Chiasson; son, George Chiasson Jr., Rockland; sister, Louise McMullin, Readville; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Leblanc, Florence Hennesey, Nellie Chiasson and Catherine Chiasson.
Funeral took place Monday, Feb. 8, from the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home with burial in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland. Memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Eagles Youth Hockey, P.O. Box 483, Abington, Mass., 02351.
Carmella Gardiner, a former resident of McKay’s Complex, Reserve Mines, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, where she was a guest for the past four years.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Michael Francis and Anne (Kennedy) Gardiner. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, and a former member of McKay’s Complex Senior Club.
Carmella is survived by two sisters, Felicitas (Mrs. Edward Cusack), Reserve, and Christine of Preston, Ontario; brother, Pat, Sydney. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Carmella was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Fabian and Ambrose, and sister, Mary Leblanc.
At Carmella’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Carmella’s memory to Seaview Manor or St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
Margaret Effie MacLean
Margaret Effie MacLean, 79, of 120 Kitchener Street, formerly of Lingan Road, Sydney, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John and Effie (MacKay) MacLennan. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel AMS and the Whitney Pier Pensioners Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Rose MacAulay, Sydney, Sharon (Mrs. Brent Dous), Calgary; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Cassie French, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; two sisters, Christie MacRae and Maude Gosse; five brothers, Alex, Roderick, John, Edward and Wilbert in the Second World War.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Lyle and the Rev. Georgina Caldwell officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
James Roderick MacNeil
48, Sydney Mines
James Roderick MacNeil, 48, of 8 King St., Sydney Mines died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Mary (MacMullin) MacNeil and the late Neil MacNeil. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He taught school in Sydney Mines for several years.
He is survived by his son, Jonathan, Fort McMurray, Alta.; brothers, Dan (Hope), Fisher Branch, Man., Peter (Elva), Sydney Mines, and Johnny (Cora), Winnipeg; sisters, Vaughnie (Jude) Avery, Larry’s River, Theresa Marinelli, Sydney Mines, Sarah (John) Lamond, Sackville, N.S. and Audrey (Lawrence) MacDougall, Sydney Mines.
Visitation will be held 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 at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Bras d’Or. Donations may be made to the Huntingtons Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of choice.
46, Reserve Mines
Peter Stubbard, 46, of 764 Neville Street, Reserve Mines, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Veronica (MacNeil) Stubbard and the late Walter Stubbard. Peter was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Reserve Mines. At one time he worked at Cadegan’s Fish Plant. He was best known for his longtime involvement in community sports, at the minor and senior baseball levels. Many teams Peter coached won numerous provincial and Maritime titles. In 1988 Peter was chosen “Citizen of the Year” by Dominion, Reserve, Gardiner Kinsmen Club. He coached minor hockey for several years at the Dominion Hockey Clinic. He also coached for 10 years in the commercial hockey league.
He is survived by his wife, the former Donna Brezuck; one daughter, Cindy, Reserve; one son, Kevin at home; three brothers, Raymond, Duck (Darlene), Arthur (Dayle), all of Reserve; five sisters, Mary, Toronto, Joan (Joe Smith), Reserve, Agnes (Dan Gracie), Glace Bay, Theresa, Dominion, Florence McNeil, Reserve; two stepbrothers, Patrick Nolan (Mary) and John O’Brien (Joan), both of Glace Bay; three stepsisters, Marge MacDougall, New Waterford, Thelma Snow and Jennie Christie, both of Toronto; one granddaughter, Kimberly, and several nieces and nephews.
Peter was predeceased by his father Walter in 1975.
Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Peter will be sadly missed by family and many friends.
Angelo Cechetto, 89, of 139 Birch St., Dominion, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Albaredo, Treviso, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angela (Pierotto) Cechetto. He was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion. He was a member of Dominion Seniors Pensioners Club. Mr. Cechetto was one of the last founding members of the Dominion Italian Club in Dominion. He was owner/operator for the past 64 years of the New York Shoe Repair in Dominion. Mr. Cechetto often showed compassion for people with special needs during his years in business. He was also employed with Sydney Steel Corp. for 24 years.
He is survived by daughters, Stella (Mrs. Donald Marks), Angela (Mrs. Peter Hickey), Theresa (Mrs. Frank Gillis), all of Dominion, Mary (Mrs. Andrew Lessing-Turner), Winnipeg and Marilyn (Mrs. Mike Pothier), Yarmouth; brothers, Albert, Italy and Rino, Guelph, Ont.; and grandchildren, Donna, Brian, Shaun, Regina, Roberta, Paul, Colleen, Ben, Ashley and Shaun.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Italia Regina Morellato, daughter, Angelina in infancy, brothers, John, Eric and Ernest and sister, Luigia.
Visitation for the late Mr. Cechetto will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Eugene’s Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Mr. Cechetto’s memory to a charity of one’s choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
71, Sydney Mines
Joseph Glogowski, 71, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Matthews) Glogowski.
He is survived and will always be loved by his wife, the former Bridget Cordero; his sons and daughters, Dody and Chris, St. Clements, Ont., Ward and Debbie, Georges River, Tim and Karen (Irma), Halifax, Scot, Sydney Mines, Kim, Halifax, Kathy and Jim Viva, Sydney Mines. He is also survived by his only sister, Mary Ward and by his grandchildren, who will miss him eternally, Jason and Shannon Glogowski, Jamie and Joel Viva, Alisha and Mitchell Glogowski and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly and forever missed by his good friends Cathy and Cheryl Young.
Predeceased by a brother-in-law, Leslie Ward.
The late Mr. Glogowski will have visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999 in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Bras d’Or, overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
May you rest in peace Da, we will love you forever.
William E. Peters
79, Moncton, N.B.
William E. Peters, 79, of 65 Liberty Cres., Moncton, N.B., died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in the Moncton Hospital.
Born March 4, 1919, in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William Peters and Edith (MacKenzie) MacVicar.
He was retired from Moncton Chrysler Dodge as parts manager. He attended Humphrey Memorial United Church and was a member of the Brae Siders Seniors Group. He served during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Army.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine (MacCuish) Peters; four daughters, Anna Peters, at home, Cathy Peters, at home, Mary Daley (Ed), Ottawa, Jeanne Flanagan (Leonard), Riverview; two sons, Eric (Carmen) Peters, Moncton, Bill Peters at home; two brothers, Donald (Susan) MacVicar, James (Anne) MacVicar, Glace Bay; two sisters, Ruth (Howard) MacKinnon, Glace Bay, Audrey (Michael) Butler, Glace Bay; one sister-in-law, Jean MacCuish, Hamilton, Ont.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 2 p.m. in Humphrey Memorial United Church with Rev. Andrew Richardson officiating. A reception followed in the church hall.
Memorial donations may be made to any church or charity of choice.
John Paul Gosse
John Paul Gosse, 69, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in hospital in Toronto.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Sinyard) Gosse, formerly of Whitney Pier.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, Toronto; sisters, Sue, Shirley and Georgina, Toronto, Barbara, Ottawa, Louise and Doris, both of Sydney; brothers, Stuart, Toronto, Hayward, Cobourg, Ont. and Redmond, Sydney.
He was predeceased by sisters, Francis, Ann and Irene, brothers, Cecil, Bill and Gordon.
Burial to take place Friday, March 12 in Toronto.
Helen Doreen MacDougall
58, Edmonton, Alberta
Helen Doreen MacDougall, 58, of Edmonton Alta., died Friday, March 5, 1999.
Born in Sydney, youngest daughter of the late Peter and Pauline (O’Keefe) Somers.
She is survived by three sons, Paul and Donald, both of Edmonton and Peter Jr., B.C.; four grandchildren; six sisters, Teresa Somers, Mary (Al) Pion, both of Montreal, Jean (Mike) March, Sheila (Frank) Willis, both of Winnipeg, Pauline (George) Snow, Eileen (Harold) Burchell, both of Sydney; estranged husband and friend, Peter MacDougall Sr., Edmonton.
Cremation has taken place in Edmonton.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
John Joseph MacIsaac
82, Glace Bay
John Joseph MacIsaac, 82, of 19 Bezanson St., Glace Bay, died peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Tuesday, March 9, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine MacIsaac. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Glace Bay. He was employed as a coal miner for many years and in later years was an avid fisherman. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers, Petawawa.
Mr. MacIsaac is survived by son, Ward (Marie), Glace Bay; stepson, Ernie (Suzanne) MacInnis, Ontario; stepdaughter, Margaret MacInnis, East Bay; brothers, Cornelius and Thomas (Mary Anne), both of Glace Bay; sisters, Lucia (Charlie MacGillivray), New Waterford, Rose Groboucki, Ontario; two grandchildren, Alma (Jamie Maguea), Yarmouth, John Thomas, at home; one great-grandchild, Jessica Mageau, Yarmouth.
He was predeceased by his wife, Alma (Taylor) MacIsaac, one son, Thomas Gerard, two sisters in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay with Fr. John Graham officiating. Burial at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Catherine (McNeil) Nagel
Grand Blanc, Mich.
The death of Catherine (McNeil) Nagel, wife of the late Michael Nagel of Grand Blanc, occurred Tuesday, March 2, 1999.
Catherine was the daughter of the late John E. and Mary-Ann McNeil of Plummer Avenue in New Waterford.
She is survived by a daughter, Jackie and her husband, Steve; two grandchildren, Sean and Kyle, Beaverton, Mich.; a son, Michael his wife Ruth, two grandchildren, Dwight and Darla, Flushing, Mich. Also survived by five sisters, Marcia, Arizona, Evangeline, P.E.I., Annette, California, Jackie, N.B., Sylvia, California; six brothers, Ernie, Virginia, Frank, New Victoria, James, Vancouver, Bruce, New Waterford, Paul, New Victoria, Charles, Vancouver.
She was also predeceased by a sister, Audrey.
Cremation took place in Grand Blanc, Mich.
May you rest in peace, Catherine.
Hester (Duddie) Perfect
72, New Waterford
Hester (Duddie) Perfect, 72, of 481 King St., New Waterford, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 8, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Gardiner Mines, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (nee Butler) Gouthro.
Surviving are her immediate family, John-Joe (Lina), Reserve, Danny (Theresa), New Waterford, Gerard (Evelyn), Sydney, Timmy (Sandra), at home, Elizabeth (Dan Cameron), Westmount, Rose (Leo Poirier), Sydney; brothers, Joseph (Sonny) Gouthro, Fredrick (Teddy) Gouthro and sisters, Christie Burke, Isabelle Baker, Elizabeth Boutilier, Mary O’Brien and Catherine Boutilier, as well as many nieces and nephews; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John-Joseph Perfect, daughter, Joyce (Billy) MacLellan, brothers, John Joe, Henry (Sonny) and sisters, Rose Ellen and Alice.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Mount Carmel Church, Saturday 2 p.m. with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Cremation to follow.
John Fredrick Roach
65, Margaree Forks
John Fredrick Roach, 65, of Margaree Forks, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Keswick, Ont.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Victor and Mary Ann (Cormier) Roach.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Judson; daughters, Deborah and Wanda; grandsons, Cori, Tyler and Brady, all of Ontario. Also surviving are brothers, Louis, Ontario, Charlie, New Waterford; sister, Theresa (Joe) Cormier, Sydney.
Burial in Queensville, Ont.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.