Margaret Rose MacAulay
60, Grand River
Margaret Rose MacAulay, 60 of Grand River, Richmond County, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999, in St. Peter’s Richmond Villa.
She was the daughter of the late Earl Bartholomew and Cora (MacKenzie) Bartholomew. She was a retired RN who trained and worked at the Glace Bay General and went on to work at Arichat, Halifax and Grand Falls, Nfld. She also did upgrade teaching in L’Ardoise and Eskasoni.
She is survived by son, Jason MacAulay, Halifax; stepdaughter, Katie Boudreau (husband Blair), River Bourgeois; stepsons, Donald MacAulay (wife Audrey), St. Peter’s, Dennis MacAulay, Greenwood and Vernon MacAulay (wife Lisa), St. Peter’s; sister, Jean MacLeod (husband A.J.), Grand River, and brothers, Kenneth Bartholomew (wife Jean), Grand River and Norman Bartholomew (wife Shirley), Grand River and five grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert MacAulay, daughter, Shelly in infancy, sisters, Gladys Bartholomew and Erline Millar and grandson, Brian MacAulay.
Visitation will be today (Wednesday), March 17 from 2-9 p.m. in Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 18 in Grand River Presbyterian Church, Grand River at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Grand River Cemetery.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Richmond Villa Activity Department, St. Peter’s.
Joseph Louis Prince
Mr. J. Louis Prince, 64, a resident of 56 MacAulay St., Florence, died suddenly Monday, March 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Louise (Bonnar) Prince and the late Joseph Prince.
Louie was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines and was an honourary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008, Sydney Mines. He will be remembered for his many years of volunteer service with many charities. Louie’s quick wit and sense of humour touched the lives of all who knew him. He was employed as a bartender at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008, but retired a number of years ago due to illness.
He is survived by his loving companion of 24 years, Marie Harris; a son, Brian (Renate), Scarborough, Ont.; a daughter, Cindy (fiancee Neil), Florence; stepdaughters, Charlene (Mrs. Art Leblanc), Alder Point, Gladys (Mrs. Brent Devoe), St. Catharines, Ont., Michele, Sydney Mines and stepsons, Charles, William (Tanya), St. Catharines. He was dearly loved by 11 grandchildren.
He is also survived by brothers, Daniel (Joan), Howie Centre, Clarence (Catherine) and James (Joan), both of Sydney Mines; sister, Louise (Mrs. Charles Iannetti), Big Bras d’Or and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, today (Wednesday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice.
Herbert Joseph (Bud) Steffens
64, Sydney Mines
Bud Steffens, 64, of 143 Atlantic Ave., Sydney Mines, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at home after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Millville, he was the son of the late Herbert and Cleophas (Serroul) Steffens. He was a member of St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines. Mr. Steffens carried on the tradition of painting for 49 years. His sense of humor will be sadly missed his family and friends.
Bud is survived by his wife, Annie Mae (Leblanc); daughters, Judy (Mrs. Russell MacLean), Susan (fiancee Robert Nugent), Darlene, all of Sydney Mines, Kathy (fiancee Keith Thomas), Saint John, N.B.; sons, Kenny (Gerry), Halifax, Steve (Wanda Stockley) and Vince, both of Sydney Mines.
Papa will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
He is also survived by four sisters, Mary (Mrs. Melvin Sparks), Theresa (Mrs. Dave Barrie), Dorothy Barrie and Isabelle (Mrs. Murray Ferguson) and four brothers, Russell, Roy, Barry and Brian.
Mr. Steffens was predeceased by a sister, Marion Gooden and granddaughter, Melissa Anne MacNeil.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Mary Jane Catherine Antle
58, New Waterford
Mary Jane Catherine Antle, 58, of New Waterford, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in the New Dawn Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Ruelland. Mrs. Antle was a member of Mount Carmel Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Arlene DeLong, New Waterford, Carrie Antle, Sydney and Anita (Mrs. Mark Trombley), Peterborough, Ont.; three brothers, Eugene, River Ryan, William, Scotchtown and Jules, New Waterford; a sister, Anita Gouthro, New Waterford; three grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda and Zachary.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Antle, son, Leonard and a brother, Peter.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Brain Injury Association.
Mary Margaret Bauer
Mary Margaret Bauer, 81, of Hawthorne Street, Antigonish, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Margaret (MacDonald) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Ninian’s Cathedral Parish, Antigonish, a 50-year member of St. Ninian’s CWL, a former member of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Club 60, Antigonish. She was an avid bridge player.
She is survived by her husband, J. Merchant; daughters, Rosemary (Mrs. Alex MacIsaac), Sylvan Valley, Antigonish County, Janet (Mrs. Paul Veitch), Antigonish, Cathy (Mrs. Steve Morin), Grand Prairie, Alta.; sons, Ron, Toronto, Mike, Smiths Cove, Digby County; sister, Vivian Chafe, Sydney; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Margaret, Sadie, Penny Bidart, brothers, John, Rannie, Alfred, Hugh.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, 1999 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating, assisted by Rev. Cyril Bauer and Rev. Malcolm MacDonnell.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Antigonish and Area Homemakers.
Henry T. (Harry) Bennett
Henry T. (Harry) Bennett, 95, Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the home of his son, Henry, 133 Leeside Dr., Coxheath.
Born in Halifax, N.S., Sept. 13, 1903, he was the son of the late C. Henry and Mary A. (Nelson) Bennett of Halifax. He attended College Street School and St. Mary’s College, was active in shell racing and canoe racing with St. Mary’s and the Jubilee Boat Club, Halifax. He was a charter member and past-president of the Halifax Federal Credit Union, a past commodore of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club and a fraternal affiliate member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Harry was awarded the Coronation Medal, the Centennial Medal by Queen Elizabeth II and the Order of Canada. He as a member of St. John the Baptist Church Halifax and one of the original members of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River. He had been employed for more than 40 years with the Department of National Revenue and Taxation retiring in 1969.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (Danny) MacCormack, Sydney and Marilyn, Charlottetown; two sons, Brian F. (Shirley) and Henry N. (Colleen), both of Coxheath and eight grandchildren, Lorna, Sheila, Maureen, Christopher, Michael, Trevor, Jeffrey and Brian.
He was predeceased by his wife, Doris in 1993, a granddaughter, Elizabeth, a brother, Jack Bennett and a sister, May Mantin.
The late Mr. Bennett will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Paul MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
George Martin Higgins
84, Ottawa, Ont.
George Martin Higgins, 84, of Ottawa, Ont., passed away Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Edward and Maude (Jesseau) Higgins. He was a longtime employee with Dominion Coal Company, prior to relocating to Ontario. He was very active in the organization of the Glace Bay Little League during the 1950s.
Mr. Higgins was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Gaigneur, Ottawa and Donna Walford, Kingston, Ont.; one son, Ed, Dartmouth and three grandchildren, Clare Gaigneur, Steven and Laureen Walford.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Laura Clare, a brother, Bernard and a grandson, Brian Joseph Higgins.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the McEvoy-Shields, Ottawa, Ont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Children’s Hospital, Hemotalogy Department in memory of his grandson, Brian Higgins.
Elton Kenneth MacKay
41, Halifax and Baddeck
Elton Kenneth MacKay, 41, of Halifax and Baddeck, passed away suddenly at his home in Baddeck on Tuesday, March 16, 1999.
Born on August 25, 1957, in Newton, Mass., he was a son of Gesner and Marjorie (Nicholson) MacKay. He was employed as an electrician at the Halifax Shipyards.
He is survived by his parents; sister, Jane Schroeder (husband Nathan), Lithonia, Ga.; brothers, Gordon, Baddeck, Scott (Colleen), Ottawa, Glen, Edmonton; nieces, Olivia and Emma Schroeder. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, and many cousins and friends.
Visitation will be today, (Thursday), March 18 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., in the MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral service will be Friday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck with the Rev. David Lutes and the Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Baddeck Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenwood United Church, or a charity of your choice.
Peacefully at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax on Wednesday, March 17, 1999, Agnes Mosley of Halifax.
Agnes was the daughter of the late James and Jessie Mosley of Glace Bay.
Beloved aunt of nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia.
Predeceased by brothers, Harold and James and sister, Helen Dexter.
Memorial service will be conducted Friday, March 19, 1999 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Robie Street, Halifax.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Richard Joseph Penny
Richard J. Penny, 77, of 176 Rockdale Ave., Sydney formerly of 49 Church St., Whitney Pier, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Gerald and Agnes (Hickey) Penny. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier. He served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
Mr. Penny was a lifelong resident of Whitney Pier and was employed for more than 40 years with Sydney Steel Corp. in the Blast Furnace Department, retiring in 1980.
He is survived by three brothers, Bernie and Jerry, both of Brantford, Ont. and Patrick, Sydney.
He was predeceased by one brother, Bill.
He will be missed by friends and family, especially Daisy MacPherson, with whom he resided.
The late Mr. Penny will have visitation (today) Thursday, March 18, 1999 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel where funeral will be held 9 a.m. Friday with Rev. E. MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Teresa Margaret (Tessie) Somers
Teresa Margaret (Tessie) Somers, 72, of Montreal, died Saturday, March 13, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the oldest daughter of Peter and Pauline (O’Keefe) Somers.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Naimi, Montreal and Helen Costello, Texas; five sisters, Mary Pion, Montreal, Jean March and Sheila Willis, both of Winnipeg, Pauline Snow and Eileen Burchell, both of Sydney and five grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Robert Chudzik and a sister, Helen on March 5, 1999.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19 in Montreal.
M. Rita Young
Mary Rita Young, 70, of 19 Griffin St., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Dunn) Young. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.
She is survived by one son, Barry (Lynn), Sydney; one sister, Delores Young, Sydney; two brothers, Tom (Vera), Sydney, Raymond, Sydney; three grandchildren, Janet, David and Katie; one great-grandchild, Nicholas.
Visitation will be held Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Friday 11 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations to the Palliative Care Unit.