Evelyn Marie Boudreau
Evelyn Marie Boudreau, 94, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of Poulamond, Richmond County, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Poulamond, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Alexina (Fougere) Boudreau. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. She had resided for 10 years at 312 Esplanade before becoming a resident of The Cove.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty (Mrs. Michael Kennedy), Sylvia (Mrs. Bobby Leyte), both of Sydney, Mrs. Phyllis Lind, Westmount; one son, Frederick Joseph, Dartmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Maria Langlois, Halifax, Mrs. Lena MacDonald, Sydney; one brother, Simon, Waterville, N.S.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband, Frederick in 1973, four brothers, Alcide, Clifford, Leo, Tony and a sister, Dolena Landry.
The late Mrs. Boudreau will be in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. A. O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
William James Butts
William James Butts, 49, of Prince Street, Sydney, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late James and Rita (Clarke) Butts. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.
He is survived by one sister, Faye (Morgan) Heinekamp, Sydney.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday in Sydney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.
Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Lloyd Allister Ferneyhough
Lloyd Allister Ferneyhough, 70, died at the Guelph General Hospital, Thursday, March 25, 1999.
Beloved husband of Joyce (Smith). Loved father of Linda Bard, Brud Ferneyhough, Larry Ferneyhough, and Cathy and husband Bob Moffit, all of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Charlene, Wendy, Lee, Monique, Michael and Sara. Great-grandfather of Madison and Keenan. Son of Muriel and the late Harold Ferneyhough. Brother of Shirley McFadden, Massachusetts, the late Larry Ferneyhough and the late Geraldine Chapman. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Monday, March 29, 1999 at 2 p.m. with Captains Larry and Lynda Farley officiating. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
97, Sydney Mines
Dora Harrietha, 97, of 17 Prince Edward St., Sydney Mines, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Bras d’Or, she was the daughter of the late Isiah and Ellen (Jessome) Leblanc. She was a member of St. Pius X Parish, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her daughters, Carlotta (Mrs. Gerry Flowers), Fredericton, Rose (Mrs. Eldon Johnson), Sydney Mines and Violet (Babe) (Mrs. Earl MacKinnon), Kitchener, Ont.; sons, Leonard (Joyce), Pettawawa, Ont., Clarence (Thelma), Bras d’Or and Adrian (Sharon), Dominion; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Leander (Violet), Sydney Mines.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1988, son, Joseph, brothers, Peter, Edward, Gus, Jerome, Stephen, Simon, Clarence and Edward, sisters, Lena, Dolly, Theresa, Annie and Ella-May and two grandchildren.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 9 a.m. Monday in St. Pius X Church with the Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. No flowers by request. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Edith Josephine MacPherson
79, Lower Middle River
Edith Josephine MacPherson, 79, of Lower Middle River, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Lillian (Wareham) MacFarlane. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Tom MacLean), Middle River, Jean, Halifax; one sister, Jennette Hart, Baddeck; four grandchildren, Natalie, Susan, Monica and Lorna.
She was predeceased by her husband, William (Billy), a son and daughter in infancy, sister, Pearl Phillips and two brothers, Ralph and Gordon.
No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ken Allen officiating assisted by the Rev. David Lutes. Burial will be in Middle River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Parkinson Disease Society of N.S., or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
E. Earle McKenna
74, New Brunswick
E. Earle McKenna, 74, a resident of 313 Beaumont Ave., Newcastle, N.B., died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Moncton, N.B., he was the son of the late Earle E. and Florence (Alward) McKenna.
He was a veteran of the Second World War Combined Operations, they manned the landing craft at Sicily, Italy, Normandy and the disastrous Dieppe Raid of 1942. Earle was very active in community affairs. He was mayor of the town of Newcastle for two terms 1967 and 1971. He was owner and operator of Esson Motors Car Dealership 1965-1981. He was owner and operator of the Wharf Inn, Newcastle 1979-1995. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce; president of the Newcastle Tourism Association; member of the Royal Canadian Legion; member of the Newcastle Business Association; a director of Unyico; president of the N.B. Tax Payers Coalition and one of his main interests was politics.
He is survived by his wife, Kay (Bryenton) (Poulsen) McKenna; two daughters, Paula, Moncton and Claire-McKenna Jean (Claude), Miramichi; one sister, Virginia (Mrs. Joseph Walsh), North Sydney; one half-sister, Mrs. Joyce Simpson, Hillsborough, N.B.; two half-brothers, Ralph Lutes, Calgary and Bob Lutes, Moncton, N.B.; one stepson, Larry Poulsen (Jeannie), Toronto; one grandson, Michael Jean; three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two infant children and one brother, Clarence.
A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, from St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle. Burial to take place at a later date.
Bartholomew (Bart) O’Regan
77, Glace Bay
Bartholomew (Bart) O’Regan, of 11 8th St., New Aberdeen, Glace Bay, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (MacNeil) O’Regan. He was employed with the Dominion Coal Company and later Devco and retired from the No. 26 Colliery. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion’s former Branch No. 125. Bart was also a member of the Bridgeport Athletic Club and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bart was also known to his many friends and relatives as “Dink.”
He is survived by sisters, Penelope Currie, with whom he resided the past number of years, Sadie Coffin and Mary MacLean, both of Glace Bay, and also a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, James, Arthur, Joseph, Daniel and sister, Dorothy in infancy.
He was a loving uncle and will be missed by all.
Visitation will be in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Dominion, Monday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul MacGillivray officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Dominion.
Bernard Anthony (Bernie) Fortune
Peacefully in his 92nd year at his daughter’s home in Kanata, Ont. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, surrounded by his entire family and parish priest. He was fortified by the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was born May 19, 1907 in Glace Bay, N.S. He was the son of the late Angus E. Fortune and Sarah Ellen MacNamara.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna Matilda (Tillie) Livingstone (1987) and young son, Desmond Lorne (1948). He was also predeceased by three brothers and 15 sisters including Mrs. Charlotte Windsor of Reserve Mines (1986).
He is survived by three sons, Douglas (Pat), Paul (Kathy), Redmond (Cheryl) and two daughters, Sister Sheila c.s.j., Ellen Marie and devoted son-in-law, Cesar Vanneste.
He was a devoted grandfather to Lesley, Stephen, Paul, Bernadette, Ann Marie, Theresa, Laura, Barbara, Michael, Cheryl, Gregory, Stephanie, Sarah, Tara and Tanya. He will also be missed by 12 great-grandchildren.
Bernie left Cape Breton for Ontario in 1951. But his heart never left the Maritimes. During his years in Dominion, Bernie worked as a coal miner at the 1B Colliery and was a former president of the United Mine Workers Local 4520. He also served on the Dominion Town Council. During his years at the Immaculate Conception parish he was active in many Catholic associations and charities and added his wonderful bass voice to many church choirs and quartettes.
Visitation was held at McEvoy and Sheilds, 235 Kent St. in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Monday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
In Guelph, Ont., friends and relatives may visit at Gilbert MacIntyre and Sons, Dublin Street and London Road today (Tuesday) March 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Church of Our Lady Immaculate Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Marymount Cemetery in Guelph, Ont.
Margaret Elizabeth Grant
Margaret Elizabeth Grant, 87, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney and formerly of Richmond County, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the home.
Born in River Bourgeois, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Annie (La Courtier) McPhee.
She is survived by two sons, Charles and Allister, both of Sydney.
She was predeceased by a son, Joseph.
The late Mrs. Grant will have visitation at Breton Bay Nursing Home, Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Breton Bay Nursing Home. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of T.W. Curry Ltd. Donations may be made to Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Thomas Nesbeth Jackson
Thomas Nesbeth Jackson, 75, of Coxheath, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Carefield Manor, Sydney.
Born in Safe Harbor, Nfld., he was a son of the late Victor and Beatrice Jackson. He was a retired locomotive engineer from CNR. He served as a Merchant Marine and also served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was a member of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Coxheath.
He is survived by his wife, the former Noreen Powell; five children, Evon (Sam) Caseino, Pennsylvania, Sharon (Karl) Christiansen, Halifax, Barbara (Chris) Jobb, Singapore, Gary, Abbottsford, B.C. and Donna (Ron) Adams, Frenchvale; 10 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Marks Anglican Church with Rev. James Purchase officiating. Interment in St. Marks Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of choice.
John (Jack) Stephen MacKinnon
It is with great sadness that the family announce the death of Jack MacKinnon, age 60, which occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
Born in New Victoria, Cape Breton, N.S., he was the son of Mildred (Heighton) MacKinnon and the late Stephen MacKinnon. Jack was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier and the University of New Brunswick. After receiving his degrees he joined the Black Watch, RHR, serving as lieutenant at CFB Gagetown from 1961-1964. In 1967 he received his master’s degree in history from UNB and began a teaching career as a classroom teacher at Fredericton High School. In 1970 he was appointed director of professional development with the New Brunswick Teachers Association. In 1975 he accepted the position of director of professional development with the New Brunswick Department of Education leaving that position in 1977 to become the executive director for the New Brunswick Teachers Association, a position Jack held until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, Royal New Brunswick Regiment in which he served as lieutenant-colonel from 1975-1977. Jack had served on many committees in various capacities, nationally, interprovincially and provincially.
Jack is survived by his wife, Germaine (Chiasson) MacKinnon; one daughter, Sandra MacKinnon-Mazerall and her husband Robert, Fredericton; one son James S. MacKinnon and his wife Barbara, Kingston, Ont.; four grandchildren, Gillian, Erin and Kaitlyn, Kingston and Alexandra, Fredericton; his mother, Mildred (Heighton) MacKinnon; three sisters, Janice Jardine, Sydney Mines, N.S., Sharon Green and her husband Evan, Toronto, Ont. and Donna Scull and her husband Brian, Etobicoke, Ont.; three nieces and one nephew.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Church, Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. with Msgr. Brian Henneberry V.G. as celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date in the Hermitage Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York St., Fredericton 458-9170.
James Bernard Saccary
45, Toronto, Ont.
James Bernard Saccary, 45, a resident of Toronto, Ont. for the past 21 years, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, with family and devoted friends by his side.
A former resident of Glace Bay, a son of Christina (Lynk) Saccary and the late Leo Saccary. James was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School, Glace Bay. He received his BA from Dalhousie University, Halifax in 1978. He received his B.Ed from the University of Toronto in 1981.
James is survived by his mother, Christina Saccary, Glace Bay; two sisters, Mary Saccary, Toronto, Rene Wall, Glace Bay; four brothers, Hector (Patricia), Estevan, Sask., Timmy (Jeannette), Dominion, Sheldon, Glace Bay, Gerard, Toronto. He is also survived by many relatives, nieces, nephews and close friends.
A memorial service will be held in Toronto for family and friends. Interment at a later date in Glace Bay.
Rose (Fedora) Turner, RN
74, Beaumont, Tex.
Word has been received of the passing of Rose (Fedora) Turner of Beaumont, Tex.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Michael Fedora and Rozalia (Przybola) Fedora.
She is survived by her husband, Vern Turner; a daughter, Susan, both of Beaumont, Tex., and sister-in-law, Kay Fedora, Sydney River.
She was predeceased by a son, Lee. She was also predeceased by sisters, Agnes and Freda and by brothers, Peter, John, George, Mike and William and stepbrothers, Joe and John.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary Chapel. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Eldon Hackenly Wadden
63, Port Morien
Eldon Wadden, 63, of 2619 Main St., Port Morien, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Port Morien, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Mayme (Nicholson) Wadden. Eldon worked with the Department of Transportation, Sydney River. Mr. Wadden was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien.
Mr. Wadden is survived by one sister, Catherine (Rev. Weldon Smith), Sydney; brothers, Kenneth (Ruth), Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, Hugh (Helen) Buchans, Nfld., Robert (Gertrude), Ottawa, Ont.; also one nephew and several nieces.
Predeceased by brother, Crawford and a sister, Edith.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 3, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien with the Rev’d. Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Port Morien.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
Edwin William Ward
54, Glace Bay
Edwin William Ward, 54, of Ocean Avenue, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999.
Edwin was an arc welder by trade and worked in construction most of his life. In later years, he worked as a deep sea dragger out of National Sea Products, Louisbourg. He was a member of St. Leo’s Parish and was an avid 45s, darts and pool player.
He was the son of the late Sidney J. and Laura (Devison) Ward, also of Ocean Avenue, Glace Bay.
He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Michalik, Glace Bay; a son, Edwin William Ward Jr., Glace Bay; a daughter, Wendy Lee, Halifax and a grandson, Sidney Jon Ward, Halifax; brothers James “Sonny” (Betty), Greg (Marie), both of Glace Bay; sisters, Ruth (Terry), Glace Bay, Margaret (Peggy) McKinnon, Ontario, Rhodena (Deanie) Pink, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his eldest sister, Katherine MacPherson, Glace Bay.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Leo’s Church with Rev. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.