Evelyn Ruth Barnes
Evelyn Ruth Barnes, 79, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney, passed away Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Ripley) Slater. She was a member of First United Church.
She is survived by two sons, Darryl (Kelly), Vancouver, and David (Leona), Halifax; one stepson, Sid (Lois), Winnipeg; six grandchildren; one sister, Bessie Henderson, Ancaster, Ont., and two brothers, Henry, Port Hawkesbury and Roland, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sid (1973) and two sisters, Priscilla Bezanson and Anna.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel this evening (Monday) 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Christina Loretta Buchanan
79, New Waterford
Christina Loretta Buchanan, 79, of 3185 Muise Ave., New Waterford, died Friday, March 26, 1999 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Burke) Hutchison. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church.
Mrs. Buchanan is survived by one daughter, Margaret Ann (Hervé) MacMillan, with whom she resided; one sister, Margaret Kennedy, New Waterford; one grandson, Dwayne Buchanan and one very special great-granddaughter, Amanda Lynn McNeil.
She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1988, one son, Wayne in 1986, one brother, Leo Hutchison, two half-brothers, John Curran and Michael Curran and two half-sisters, Olive Curran and Violet Whitehouse.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald McGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
William Joseph Graham
Mr. William (Willie) Joseph Graham, 71, of 350 Kings Rd., Dominion, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (McLean) Graham. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. He was a former employee with the Town of Dominion. Over the years, Willie loved doing yard work and mowing the grass.
He is survived by two brothers, Mickie and Eldie (his wife Celia), Glace Bay; one sister, Emmeline (Mrs. Greg MacNeil), Dominion; nephew, Basil (his wife Cathy) and two grandnephews, Basil Jr. and Aaron, with whom he resided and loved.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Neil, Laurence, Walter and Don and also Allen in infancy and three sisters, Mary, Catherine and Pearl.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday from Immaculate Conception Church. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating.
“To be absent from the body
Is to be present with the Lord.”
Margaret Ann MacDonald
Margaret Ann MacDonald, 86, of The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, formerly of Gabarus, passed away, Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in North Framboise, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Effie (MacDonald) MacLeod.
She is survived by six sisters, Mary Ann MacLeod, Framboise, Annie (Kennie) MacLeod, Sydney, Dolena Morrison, Sydney, Archena (Rod) MacNevin, Coxheath, Georgie MacLeod, Fourchu, and Hannah MacRae, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip (1995), three sisters, Catherine MacAskill, Margaret (Tina) MacLeod and Norma Currie and one brother, Neil Alex.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Zion United Church, Gabarus Lake, 3 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Lewis Crewe officiating. Interment in Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to charity of choice.
Margaret Florence MacDonald
85, St. Peter's
Margaret Florence MacDonald, 85, of Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, formerly of Big Glen, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Villa.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late David Neil and Martha (Sullivan) Walker. She was an active member, elder, choir member and clerk of session of Loch Lomond United Church and was very active in community affairs.
She was a graduate of Normal College, Truro. As a school teacher, she taught at Canoe Lake, Big Glen, and Belfry schools.
She is survived by one daughter, Helen (Phil) Hudema, Markham, Ont.; two sons, Lloyd (Maxine), St. Peter’s, and Charles, Dartmouth; five grandchildren, Tena (Peter) Elliott, New Ross, Malcolm (Sylvia), St. Peter’s, Tarra MacDonald, Toronto, Michelle, and Scott Hudema, Markham, Ont.; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Calum MacDonald, St. Peter’s; one sister, Jennie (Walter) Dixon; Big Ridge and two brothers, Aubrey, Big Ridge and James (Pearl), Big Ridge.
She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm (1968), one sister, Agnes MacDonald and two brothers, Charlie and Neil.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Loch Lomond United Church 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in MacKeigan Cemetery, Loch Lomond. Family flowers only, memorials may be made to Loch Lomond United Church, Richmond Villa Activity Dept., or a charity of choice.
57, Glace Bay
Merril Messervey, 57, of 22 Tennyson St., Glace Bay, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Wallace and Mary (Alexander) Messervey.
He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia O’Donnell; three sons, Merril, Glace Bay, Joseph, Glace Bay, and Scott, Halifax; one daughter, Mary Pat, at home; two brothers, Samuel, Nfld., Austin, Ont.
He was predeceased by three sisters.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Newfoundland at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Stanley Russell Warren
Stanley Warren, 62, of Ingonish, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999 at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Born in Ingonish, he was the son of the late Russell and Alice (Stockley) Warren. He was a member of Ingonish United Church.
He is survived by his partner, Geneva Williams; two daughters, Belinda (Mrs. Tom MacKenzie), Leitches Creek, and Anita (Mrs. Derek Smith), New Haven; three stepdaughters, Audrey, Lisa and Jenice, all of Ingonish; four sisters, Helen Warren, Ingonish, Gladys Thorne, Ontario, Ann Stacey, Ontario, and Grace Day, Maine; one brother, Norman Warren, Halifax; one grandson, Alex MacKenzie and eight step-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Isabelle Warren, Viola Williams and Catherine LeFriend and two brothers, Kenny Warren and John in infancy.
The late Mr. Warren will have visitation today (Monday, March 29) from 2-4, 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Ingonish United Church with Rev. Rose-hannah Gaskin officiating. Interment will be in Ingonish United Cemetery.
67, Sydney Mines
Mr. Cecil Boulter, 67, of 5 Bugden St., Sydney Mines, died suddenly Sunday, March 28, 1999 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Swinburne and Laura Boulter. He was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines. He was a retired employee of Devco after 32 years at the old No. 1 Princess Mine.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret MacIntyre; daughter, Wanda, and husband, Robert Robinson, Oshawa, Ont.; son, Cecil, and wife, Debbie, Winnipeg; his sister, Mary Clinger, Truro; brothers, Edward, Halifax, Junior and Gordon, both of Sydney Mines, and grandchildren, Jason, Stacey, Jeff, Justin, Meagan, Robert and Leeann.
He was predeceased by sons, Kevin and David, and daughter, Diane.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Rose Ann Boutilier
35, Reserve Mines
Rose Ann Boutilier, 35, of 494 Neville Street, Reserve Mines, passed away at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax on Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Born in Reserve, she was the daughter of Johanna (Kehoe) Boutilier and the late Daniel Joseph Boutilier. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Reserve Mines. She attended Reserve Mines High School and was an active member of the Glace Bay Legally Blind and Visually Impaired Club and had canvassed for the Cancer Society.
She will be sadly missed by sister, Dale (Barry) Ogley, Glace Bay; brothers, Daniel (Heather), Calgary, Bernie (Rita), Port Hawkesbury, Kevin (Wanda), Reserve Mines; her grandmother, Mary Catherine Boutilier and by several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She will also be missed by her very close and caring friend, Joseph (Rushie) MacDonald.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, John and Margaret Kehoe and paternal grandfather, Baptiste Boutilier.
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 the Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, MacLeod’s Crossing.
Donations in Rose Ann’s memory may be made to the Glace Bay Legally Blind and Visually Impaired Club, c/o Dan Davidson, 38 Station Street, Glace Bay, N.S. B1A 4T6.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay.
Richard Emile Dickson, 60, of Sydney Mines, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, March 23, 1939, he was the son of Jeanne (Brassart) Dickson and the late Hugh Dickson. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines. Prior to his moving back to Cape Breton, in 1981, he worked as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in both Newfoundland and Ontario. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and spend time at his cabin.
Besides his mother, Jeanne, he is survived by sons, Richard (Lynn), Ontario, Robert (Brigitte), British Columbia; brother, Robert (Isabelle), Sydney Mines; sister, Bonnie (Mrs. Ken Connors), Dartmouth, and granddaughters, Annie and Adele.
Visitation will take place Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.
Andrea Colleen Gillis
18, New Waterford
Andrea Colleen Gillis, 18, of 260 Leadbeater Street, New Waterford, died March 28th, 1999 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Wayne Gillis and Mary (Sutherland) Gillis. Andrea was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and a Grade 12 student of Breton Education Center.
Surviving are her daughter of four months, Jessica; brother, Colin and her boyfriend, Joey Berger; maternal grandmother, Kaye Sutherland and paternal grandparents, Angus and Sophie Gillis, all of New Waterford. Also survived by several aunts and uncles.
She was predeceased by a brother Robert and maternal grandfather, Buddy Sutherland.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. in Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the B.E.C. Scholarship Fund are suggested as memorials.
Elsie Elene Flavin Harper
Elsie Elene Flavin Harper, 75, of 140 Windsor Street, Sydney, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Heber and Elsie (Woodland) Martin. She was employed at Sydney City Hospital, retiring after 23 years due to ill health. She was a member of St. George’s Anglican Parish.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Jamie) Ives, Port Credit, Ont.; three sons, Wayne (Wilma) Sydney, Bruce, Dartmouth, and Ross (Doris), Toronto; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Hennick, Sydney, Mildred (Aaron) Penwell, Weston, Ont., Beryl (Steve) Elkins, Oakville, Ont., and one brother, Lloyd (Isobel), Fredericton, N.B.
She was predeceased by her first husband, John Joseph Harper, second husband, Dan Joseph Flavin, one sister, Marjorie, and brother, Amos.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 11 a.m., Wednesday, with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Rose Lena (Rosie) Neville
81, Glace Bay
Rose Lena (Rosie) Neville, 81, of 39 David Street, Glace Bay, died Monday, March 29, 1999 in the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Florence (Pence) Campbell. She was a member of St. Leo’s Parish, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Gallant, Glace Bay; five sons, Tony and wife Shirley, Larry and wife Dale, both of Glace Bay, John, Hamilton, Ont., Harold and wife Karen, Glace Bay, (with whom she resided), Joey and wife Delores (Itsy), Glace Bay; 12 grandchildren, Wade, Angela, Richard, Debbie, Tony, Jordan, Emily, Kirk, Carol, Jay, Tara and Melissa; seven great-grandchildren, Bret, Justin, Jeffrey, Tyler, Erin, Devon and Dane Robert.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Larry, in 1995; brothers, Will, Ned, Jack, Harold and a brother in infancy; sisters, Anne, Doll, Lil and Hilda.
Visitation will be in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will take place in St. Leo’s Church, Glace Bay on Thursday at 10 a.m., Rev. Paul MacGillivray officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Clara May Robarts
61, North Sydney
Clara May Robarts, 61, a resident of 65 Regent Street, North Sydney passed away Saturday, March 28, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Lenora (LeMoine) Wilson. Clara had been employed at the Peoples store in the North Sydney Mall until her retirement.
She is survived by one daughter, Colleen Robarts, Vancouver; four sons, Kevin (Tammy), Comox, B.C., Dale, Steven (Barbara), both of Lunenburg, Terry, Liverpool; five brothers, Jim (Mary), John, Bob, David (Dorothy), Steve (Theresa); seven sisters, Dora (Mrs. Ben Fudge), Florence (Mrs. Wilfred King), Dorothy Young, Dianne (Mrs. Ross McKee), Veronica (Mrs. Arthur Ashford), Laura Plowman, Heather Young and five grandchildren.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Mary, Sheila, Shirley and Anne.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. from the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with the Rev. David Hann officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations can be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney or a charity of choice.
J. Gordon Walker
J. Gordon Walker, 59, of 135 Buckingham Drive, Sydney, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Janet (MacDonald) Walker, Marion Bridge, and the late John Walker. Gordon was an optician by profession and a former member of Sydney Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elaine Canning; two sons, Stephen (Martha), California, and Brian (Angela), Mississauga; daughters, Terri Lynn at home, and Janet Dufour, Sydney; three grandchildren, Jessica and Nathan Dufour, Sydney, and James Walker, Ontario.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel this evening (Tuesday) 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.