M. Eileen Dunlavy
M. Eileen Dunlavy, 92, of 33 French St., Sydney, N.S., formerly of Stephenson Tower, Saint John North, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 1999, after a short illness at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret (Trainor) Kindred.
She is survived by her son, Samuel Charles (Margaret), with whom she resided; her grandchildren, Michael, Hamilton, Ont., Sandra, Toronto, Ont., Stephen, New Glasgow, N.S., Joseph, Antigonish, N.S., Lois, Sydney, N.S.; sisters, Lavina Hanley, Dartmouth, N.S., Lila Kindred, Saint John and her brother, John J. (Joe) Kindred, Saint John West.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Cain Dunlavy, brothers, Edmund, Thomas and James (Jimmy), two sisters, Alice and Mary.
Resting at Brenanís Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), with visiting Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) from St. Peterís Church. Interment will take place at St. Josephís Cemetery.
Verna V. Leblanc
72, Encinitas, Calf.
Verna V. Leblanc, daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle Lane, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, in Encinitas, Calif. at the age of 72.
Born December 27, 1926, in Sydney, N.S., she lived in California for the last 45 years.
Verna trained as a registered nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal, and following her move to California served for 34 years in the Covina Intercommunity Hospital. For many years she was a nursing supervisor.
Mrs. Leblanc is survived by her husband, Urban Leblanc, Carlsbad; daughter, Llaina, sons, Steven, Barry (Darlene), all of California; sister, Marjorie MacDonald (Rev. Donald), St. Peterís. N.S.; brother, Lorne Lane, Barrie, Ont. and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Encinitas Funeral Home, March 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald MacDonald of St. Peterís, N.S. officiating. Cremation has taken place.
John Angus MacEachern
John Angus MacEachern, 59, of 312 Esplanade and formerly of 36 Intercolonial St., Sydney, died Monday, March 22, 1999 at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ronald and Margaret (MacLellan) MacEachern. He was employed with the City of Sydney Hospital as an orderly for 17 years. For the last number of years, he worked as a courier for Purolator Courier Service. Angus also volunteered for Loaves and Fishes.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Gordon MacKenzie) and Barbara (Mrs. Chris Birch), both of Sydney, one niece and two nephews.
He was predeceased by one nephew, Donnie and three brothers in infancy.
The late Mr. MacEachern will have no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 9 a.m. Thursday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Anthony OíConnor officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Russell Joseph McDonald
Russell Joseph McDonald, of 39 Court St., North Sydney, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Walter and Catherine (MacNeil) McDonald. He was a former member of St. Josephís Parish, Reserve Mines. He was employed as a salesman throughout Ontario, Nova Scotia, Hawaii, Florida and also other places in the United States. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 19, North Sydney. He was also a volunteer with CNIB in Victoria, B.C. and Sydney.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, the former Lois MacQueen; daughter, Shelly, St. Thomas, Ont.; sons, Dennis, Scarborough, Ont., Trevor, Victoria, B.C., Jonas, at home; stepson, Deryl MacInnes, Sydney; brother, Hector, Toronto and sister, Mary Alice Whitfield, Glace Bay.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Wayne in 1996, brothers, Leo, Johnie and sister, Kathleen.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. McDonald by request. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, 1999 at St. Josephís Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of oneís choice. Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
John Robert (Bobby) Rooney
58, Glace Bay
John Robert (Bobby) Rooney, 58, of 7 Casey Lane, Glace Bay, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Beatrice (MacKenzie) Rooney. At an early age he moved to Ontario and lived in the Toronto area and years later he returned to Glace Bay where he resided for the past 20 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara; a brother, Charles (Ted) and family, Richmond, B.C., and many other relatives and friends.
He is also survived by a longtime companion, Carol Byrne.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial of ashes will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
John Edward (Ned) Sawyer
90, St. Peter's
John Edward (Ned) Sawyer, 90 of St. Peterís, Richmond County, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in the Richmond Villa in St. Peterís.
Born in Bouctouche, N.B., he was a son of the late Eustache and Rosanne (Duguay) Sawyer. He served as a private in the Second World War, Regiment RCEME. For most of his life he was a mechanic.
He is survived by daughters, Lola MacInnis, Halifax, Ann Richard, Ida Kelly, both of St. Peterís; sons, Joseph, Antigonish, Leo, Indiana, Cyril, Calgary; sister, Lola Painter, Moncton, N.B.; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sadie MacNeil, sisters, Ida, Mary, brother, Philip and three children in infancy.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1999 in St. Peterís Roman Catholic Church, St. Peterís with the Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. All members of Branch 47 Royal Canadian Legion in St. Peterís are requested to meet at the church to attend the funeral service of their late comrade.
Memorial donations can be made to the Richmond Villa Activity Fund or to the charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
Cecil Chesley Caines
38, Glace Bay
Cecil Chesley Caines, 38, of 46 Borden St., Glace Bay, died peacefully Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, after a lengthy illness with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Chesley and the late Phylis (MacRae) Caines, he was self-employed and was an adherent of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay.
Mr. Caines is survived by his wife, Tracy (Blake); stepmother, Elaine; sister, Linda (Mrs. Earl Head), Glace Bay; brothers, Louis, Raymond (Joanne), David, Wayne, Donald, all of Glace Bay and by his mother and father-in-law, Sandy and Jack Blake, Markham, Ont. and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his grandparents, Edwin and Alice Caines, John and Mabel MacRae.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Edward G. Carlson
89, Glace Bay
Edward G. Carlson, 89, of 50 Water St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street.
Edward was a lifetime resident of Glace Bay. He was the son of the late Albert and Flora (MacQuarrie) Carlson. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
Before retiring, Edward was employed by the Dominion Coal Company, then Devco. He also supplied local fishermen and the Town of Glace Bay with wood products from his sawmill. Edward was a member of UMWA and the Glace Bay Pensioners Club, where he was an avid pool, dart and card player and received the Best Sportsmanship Award. He was also an avid bowler.
Surviving are his daughters, Leone Carlson, at home, Irene Campbell, British Columbia, Yvonne Billard and Mabel Crabb and a foster daughter, Faye (Tommy) MacLean, all of Glace Bay; sons, Gerald, Albert (Penny) and Richard (Carol), all of Ontario, Ronald (Laurie), Gabarus; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Gregor.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Beatrice Deveaux, brother, Duncan and sister, Mabel Rawley.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Jason Russell Fitzgerald
24, Hamilton, Ont.
Mr. Jason Russell Fitzgerald, 24, passed away suddenly Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ont.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with the Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. Burial to follow in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek. Family flowers only by request.
Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney.
Melvin G. Flynn
Melvin G. Flynn, 63, of 501 Seaview Dr., North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John (Jack) and Bernardine (Weaver) Flynn. Melvin served with the Signal Corp in Ottawa and overseas before retiring due to ill health.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Fraser, Whitney Pier; one son, Brad (Giselle) and granddaughter, Riley, all of Ottawa; three sisters, Helen (William) Pickles and Judy (Harold) Penney, both of Westmount and Deanne Dennison, Fredericton, N.B.; two brothers, John and Terrence, both of Boisdale; and by a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call upon the family during the two hours prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held following the burial in the reception room of T.W. Curry Parkview. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Isabel Anne MacVicar
Isabel Anne MacVicar passed away peacefully Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Sidney, B.C.
Born March 27, 1908 in Sydney, Cape Breton, she was predeceased by her husband, Stewart.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Birgitte); granddaughters, Stephanie (Gary), Jennifer; brother, Rod MacKenzie, Mississauga, Ont.; sister, Mae Morley, California.
A memorial service took place at St. Paulís United Church, Sidney, B.C., March 22. Memorial donations may be made to First United Church, 105 Whitney Ave., Sydney, N.S.
Patricia Mercer, 78, of 56 Ashby Rd., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at her residence.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Hughes) Gray. She was a member of Christ Anglican Parish.
She is survived by long time companion, Jim Flynn; one daughter, Charmaine Clancy, Sydney; two sons, James (Jim), Bosie, Idaho, Barry, Sydney; six grandchildren, Jim, Janet, April Mercer, Robin Doncaster, Jessica and Jennie Mercer; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl (Curly) Gray, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Thomas Mercer, one sister, Dorothy Toomey, three brothers, John, James and Billy, two half-sisters, Ethel Lotherington and Nellie Hodgson, one half-brother, Thomas.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in Christ Church, Friday, 10 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
James Bernard Saccary
Funeral mass for the late James Bernard Saccary who passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, will be held Saturday, March 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Glace Bay with Fr. John Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Family flowers only.
Arrangements under the direction of McGillivaryís Funeral Home, Glace Bay.