Rose Ann Boutilier
35, Reserve Mines
Rose Ann Boutilier, 35, who passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999, was survived by a brother, Kenneth (Wanda), Reserve Mines.
A memorial mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday), 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with the Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, MacLeod’s Crossing.
97, Howie Centre
Rada MacKinnon, 97, of Howie Centre, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Cape North, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John and Lizzie (MacRae) MacLeod.
She is survived by her daughter, Ila MacKinnon and son, Iain MacKinnon, Howie Centre; three grandchildren, Graham, Oshawa, Ont., Ila Rae, Halifax, N.S. and Wesley, Calgary, Alta. and three great-grandchildren, Aimee, Gary and Carissa, Halifax, N.S.
She was a member of the Sydney River United Protestant Church. She was past worthy matron of the Eastern Star, Cape North Unit and a member of the Westmount Unit.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rod MacKinnon in 1963, a daughter, Betty, a son, Melvin, a sister, Florence and a brother, Angus.
The late Mrs. MacKinnon will have no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3 with Rev. Allan MacIntosh officiating. A committal service will be held at a later date in Cape North Cemetery, Cape North, under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home.
Charles Wilson MacLeod
51, Glace Bay
Charles Wilson MacLeod, 51, of Currie Street, Glace Bay, passed away quietly at the Halifax Infirmary on Monday, March 29, 1999.
A son of Edith (Roy) MacLeod and the late G. F. MacLeod, Char is survived by two sisters, Judith MacLeod of Halifax and Averill and brother-in-law, Bill Shepherd of Mira. He is also survived by aunts, Jean Lind and Vera MacLeod, uncle, Evan MacLeod; special neighbour, Katie MacDonald; a number of cousins; one niece, Tracey Pierre and three nephews, Greg Murley, Steven and Derek Shepherd, as well as one grandnephew, Kendyl and four grandnieces, Kaitlyn, Shawnee, Bretton and Devon.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you please consider signing your organ donor card.
A memorial service for family and friends will take place at Knox United Church, Commercial Street, Glace Bay on Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David MacLean officiating.
74, Belleville, Ont.
Colin MacNeil passed away March 21,1999, in Belleville, Ontario.
Formerly of Sydney Mines he was the son of the late Vincent and Sarah (Hart) MacNeil.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Witherall; son, Vincent; daughters, Gloria and Catherine; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa (Welsh) and a brother, William.
Rev. Milton C. Munn
91, Sussex, N.B.
The death of Rev. Milton C. Munn, 91, occurred peacefully at the Kiwanis Nursing Home in Sussex, N.B., on Monday, March 29.
Mr. Munn was a graduate of Horton Academy and Acadia University with Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Bachelor of Divinity degrees. He was the clergyman in five churches in Nova Scotia - Aylesford, Middleton, Digby, Chester, and Sydney. He served on several boards of the United Baptist Convention. During World War II, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a chaplain. He was also the Protestant Chaplain with the Point Edward Naval Base until its closure and then at the Coast Guard College in Point Edward. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 in Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, Irene (MacBean) Munn of Sussex, N.B.; three daughters, Judith Thorne (Norman), Joanna Tonet of Sussex and Gwendolyn Bruce (Gary) of St. John’s, Nfld.; two brothers, Ray and Delton Munn; seven granddaughters; five grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ester and Daniel Munn; sisters, Udie McKiel, Alice Black, Elizabeth Pugh, and Ruby Munn; brothers, Archie, Clairmont, and Abe Munn.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations made to the Kiwanis Nursing Home, 11 Bryant Dr., Sussex, N.B. EHE 2P3, or a charity of the donors choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, N.B. (506) 458-9170.
Anne Munroe, 82, of Hinesdale Drive, Sydney, died over the weekend at home.
Born in Ingonish, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Dupe.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Staff Sergeant John Munroe in 1988.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens on Wednesday for family members only. A memorial service will be held in the summer.
Donations in Anne’s memory can be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Roy Joseph Boutilier
76, North Sydney
Roy Joseph Boutilier, 76, a resident of Mapleview Drive, North Sydney, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at home.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Thomas and Annie Mary (Russell) Boutilier.
Roy was employed with Thompson and Sutherlands and Angel Manufacturing and Supply in North Sydney for 42 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army. He was a 40-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19 and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen May Schofield; five sons, Robert (Gloria), Keith (Lorraine), Glen (Carol), Clayton (Paula) and Peter (Corrine); one daughter, Linda (Mrs. Gerald Campbell); one sister, Corena Haley; one brother, Eric; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one son, David and seven brothers, Ernest, John, Russell, Vincent, Harold, Doston and Eddie.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with the Rev. Peter Piva officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Legion Comfort Fund or any charity.
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, Douglas Lorne, 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 Shields, 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 visited at Gilbert MacIntyre and Sons, Dublin Street and London Road Tuesday, March 2nd. A funeral mass will be held at Church of Our Lady Immaculate today (Wednesday), March 3 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Marymount Cemetery in Guelph, Ont.
Bertha Helena Fraser
Bertha Helena Fraser, 77, daughter of the late Hiram A. Shaw of Margaree and the late Helena (Jahns) Shaw, New York City, died peacefully at home, Monday, March 1, 1999.
She was a member of Trinity United Church and the UCW for over 50 years, serving as church secretary for 14 years. She represented Trinity Church at Maritime Conference and at Sydney Presbytery as a member of the Canadian and World Outreach Committee for five years.
She attended Sir George Williams Business College in Montreal, and the Empire Business College, Sydney, where she continued on as staff. Bertha attended the palliative care course at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and worked at the Community Health Center, the Cove and Breton Bay guest homes, as a caregiver. She was an active member of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
An avid artist, Bertha was a member of the Cape Breton Artists Association. Her paintings have been exhibited in the Sydney and Halifax area. For two years, her artwork was included in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital calendar, “The Art of Caring”. A copy of her painting, “Always a Rainbow”, hangs in the Palliative Care family room at the regional hospital.
She is survived by a daughter, Faye Guy, Toronto; a stepdaughter, Marion Anderson, Halifax; two sons, Arthur (Kathy), Weston, N.S., Ervin (Heather Hayes), Sydney, N.S., son-in-law, Ernie Creasy, Winnipeg, Man.; grandchildren, Richard and Martha Guy, Heather and Jillian Fraser, David Anderson, Tamara Dedrick, Michael and Ryan Anderson, Courtney and Kristina Creasy, and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Ervin Fraser, a daughter, Cynthia Creasy, a sister, Katherine (MacRae) Gillis, three brothers, Russell, Hiram and William Shaw, predeceased her. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald conducting the service. A reception for family and friends will follow at Trinity Church Hall. Interment will take place at Eastmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Services, Trinity United Church or to the charity of your choice.
Everett Allan Jost
81, Sydney River
Everett Allan Jost, 81, formerly of Carmichael Drive, Sydney River, passed away Monday, March 1, 1999, at Camphill Hospital, Halifax.
Born in The Dalles, Oregon, he was a son of the late Allan D. and Grace Johnson (Harris) Jost. He was a member of Christ Anglican Parish, Sydney. He was a retired chartered accountant. He was a past president and honoured member of the Kiwanis Club of Sydney, past director of the Cape Breton Royal Yacht Club, past director of the Sydney Curling Club and past director of Lingan Golf and Country Club. He was active with the Canadian Red Cross, the VON, and a member of Yendys Investment Club.
Mr. Jost was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Constance (Compton) North; three sons, Allan and Philip, both of Bedford, Robin, Switzerland and eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Campbell and one sister, Kathleen.
Visitation will be held in Christ Church, Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
92, Georges Rive
Margaret (Devison) Kiernan, 92, a resident of Georges River, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, surrounded by her family.
Born in Georges River, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Annie (Day) Devison. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or.
She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who will be forever cherished by one son, Brian (Marguerite), Canton, Mass.; two daughters, Mae McNeil, Florence and Ann (Mrs. James Evans), Sydney Mines, N.S.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Mark, Georges River; two sisters, Mae Devison, Georges River and Isabell Morrison, Glace Bay and one sister-in-law, Helen Devison, Louisbourg.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bryan Kiernan, brothers, Leo, Cleve, Andrew and Hector, one sister, Nellie and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or with Rev. Joseph Gillis officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Michael (Mack) Kowalchuk
Michael (Mack) Kowalchuk, 75, of 39 East St., Whitney Pier, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in the Ukraine, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anne (Swarun) Kowalchuk. He was a member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Whitney Pier. He was a longtime member of the parish men’s club and was active in the parish council. He was employed for 42 years at the Sydney Steel Corp. in the Open Hearth Department, retiring in 1982. Mike was also active in the Steelworkers Union having represented the union in both national and provincial conventions.
He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Johnston; two daughters, Rose Marie (Warren) Burke, Mira, Margie (Rob) LeVatte, Sydney River; four sons, Steve (Susan), New Waterford, Maurice, Mira, Bill (Doreen), Newfoundland, Walter (Paula), Mira; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Murray Fleming), Ottawa, Anne (Mrs. Peter Mombourquette), Sydney; one brother, Maurice (Jessie), Sydney; also by his very close cousins, Maurice Kowal and Steve Kowalchuk, both of Ontario. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Allan, Matthew, Stephanie, Kristina, Michael, Robert, Jillian, Harry Michael, Warren and Wyatt as well as numerous nieces and nephews, especially niece, Leanne and nephews, Michael and Peter.
Michael lived for his family, who loved him very much. “Please watch over us Papa.”
Predeceased by a brother, Walter.
The late Mr. Kowalchuk will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday where Panachyda Prayer Service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church with the Rev. Petro Rudnik officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Building Fund or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Oncology Department, Sydney.
Fraser MacDonald of Jones Manor, passed away Monday, March 1, 1999, at the Glace Bay General Healthcare Complex.
There will be a memorial service at Jones Manor on Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Burial at Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney at a later date.
Under the direction of The Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
78, North Sydney
Mr. Robert Waye, 78, of Commercial Street, North Sydney and formerly of Sydney Mines, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Howard and Alice (Boutilier) Waye.
He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and was retired from CN Marine in North Sydney.
He is survived by three sisters, Ethel Penny, Sydney Mines, Laura Burger and Olive Breckenridge, both of Ontario and brothers, Leonard, New Brunswick and George, Australia.
He was predeceased by his brother, James.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Committal service will be held 12 noon Thursday in Brookside Cemetery with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road.