Donald A. Campbell
78, Afton, Antigonish County
Donald A. Campbell, 78, of Afton, Antigonish County, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Eunice (MacPherson) Campbell.
He received his early education in Sydney. He graduated from St. F.X. University with BA, B.Ed and masters in education degrees. He had an extensive teaching career in schools throughout the Antigonish District retiring as principal of Tracadie Consolidated School in 1983.
He was an active member of St. F.X. Alumni Association and the Coady International Institute. He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Tracadie and past president of the Parish Holy Name Society He was past president of the Antigonish Local of the N.S. Teachers Union, past president of the Antigonish Retired Teachers Association and past president of the Tracadie Senior Citizens Association. He was a member of the Third Order of St. Augustine, St. Ninian Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Antigonish Charismatic Prayer Group. He was an avid sports fan and stamp collector and a lover of music and fine arts.
He is survived by sons, Cyril and wife, Joan, Harvre Boucher, D.J. and wife Brenda, New Glasgow, Gordon and wife Joanne, Ottawa, Lenny and wife Judy, Afton, Dennis and wife Bonnie, Bridgewater, Stephen, Ottawa; brothers, Rev. Dennis, Sydney, Raymond, Edmonton, Clayton, Truro; sisters, Sr. Mildred CSM, Sydney, Carmella Murphy, New Glasgow; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Charlotte Mason, daughter, Marie Therese and brother, Rev. Cyril, OMI.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie with Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation for Hospital in the Home or the Antigonish Right to Life.
Conway Ellsworth, of Halifax, formerly of Dominion, died in Halifax on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at the age of 79.
Predeceased by his parents, eight brothers, and two sisters.
He is survived by wife, Lorraine and four children in Halifax; also by a sister, Kay and a brother Raymond in Dominion.
Burial took place on March 2, 1999.
Cleophas (Olie) MacLean
Cleophas (Olie) MacLean, 75, of 283 Kings Rd., Dominion, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Dominion she was the daughter of the late Simon and Margaret (McLeod) MacLean. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, a member of the CWL for many years and was a former member of the parish council. She was one of the founding members and co-leader of the first Bridgeport Girl Guide troop for many years. She taught school for 40 years and spent the years before her retirement as principal of Central School, Dominion. Also, at one time she was secretary of the Retired Teachers Association. During her retirement, Olie spent her time doing two things she enjoyed – spending time with her family and friends and travelling the world.
Ms. MacLean is survived by a special niece, Diane O’Neil, with who she resided; brothers, Simon (Norma), Glace Bay, Melvin (Marilyn), Reserve; sisters, Lorraine McKinnon, Glace Bay and Audrey (Mrs. Gerard McNeil), Dominion.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Annie, Loretta, Mildred, Margaret, Susan, Carmella and Selina, brothers, Charles, Ambrose, Hector, Lauchlin, Robert, Leo, Raphael and Gerald.
Visitation for the late Ms. MacLean will be held Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Michael C. McKinnon
Michael C. McKinnon, 72, of Veanastra, Ont., died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Ontario.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKinnon. He resided in Ontario the past 45 years.
He is survived by daughters, Marilyn McKinnon, Ontario, Gail (Hubert) Jones, Glace Bay, Cathy (Tom) Allen, Nattawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Sherry, Carolyn , Tanya, Tina, Terry; great-grandson, Brandon; brothers, John, Glace Bay, Charlie McKinnon, London, Ont.; sisters, Arlette (Mrs. David McCormick), Glace Bay and Josie, London, Ont.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 8, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating.
74, Glace Bay
Gert Reid, 74, of 16 Tanya Dr., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brantford, Ont., while visiting with her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Al MacDougall.
At the time of her death she was fortified by the Last Rights of the Roman Catholic Church.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a resident of the Hub area for more than 50 years. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who will be forever cherished by her three daughters, Blanche (Ron) Behnan, Cardiff, Wales, Catherine (Al) MacDougall, Brantford, Ont., Georgina (Jamie) Haynes, Halifax; three sons, Emerson Jr. (Brenda) and Charlie, both of Glace Bay and Ronald, Brantford, Ont.; 11 grandchildren, John and Justin Behnan, Shawn Carrigan, Allan MacDougall, Jenna and Jillian Reid, Robbie, Rebecca and Christina Reid, Emily and Jessica Reid, and one sister-in-law, Marguarite MacDonald, Sudbury, Ont.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Emerson in 1997 and her parents, Jenny Clements and Malcolm MacDonald, a brother, (Mack) MacDonald and two sisters, Aggie and Catherine (Sis).
She was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen. She was an avid bingo and dart player and was a member of the Ladies Hub Tuesday Night Dart League for more than 25 years. She was a fun loving person to everyone during her life and was always there for people who needed her, even during her troubled times. She always had a smile and a joke to cheer people up when they needed it most.
Visitation will be held in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church with Rev. Paul MacGillivray officiating. Donations may be made to the St. John’s Parish Building Fund or charity of choice.
Keep a place in heaven for us, until we meet again.
Francis (Frank) Augustus Smith
Francis (Frank) Augustus Smith, 73, of Sampsonsville and formerly of L’Ardoise, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Augustine and Vivian (Baisy Pelham) Smith. He was employed by CNR in Halifax and Sydney for 43 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie (Burkey) Smith; daughters, Claudia (Gerry) Homer, Trenton, Ont., Bernadette (Donald) Bona, Sampsonsville, Mary Lou (Wayne Rogers), Lower Sackville; one son, Wayne (Jeanne) Gallagher Berthier, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Paulette, Glen and Todd Miller, Ontario and New Brunswick, Leigh Anne and Derrick Bona, Sampsonsville, Candice and Jeffrey Rogers, Lower Sackville, Angie and Michelle Berthier, Lower Sackville; great-grandchildren, Kali and Beth, Ontario; also survived by one brother, James (Anne) Smith, Lower Sackville; sisters, Rose Hull and Vivian Melanson, both of Halifax; and by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today, Saturday, from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-9 p.m. in the L’Ardoise Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise, with the Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial is in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.
John Edward Thorpe
John Edward Thorpe, formerly of North Sydney and Halifax, died peacefully at Versa-Care Lodge, Ottawa on Friday, March 5, 1999.
His wife Sara predeceased him.
He leaves son, Geoff, daughter-in-law Glenna; daughter, Sheila, son-in-law, Jim Breckenridge; grandchildren, Tyler and Heather Thorpe, Jeb and Luke Breckenridge.
Date of services to be decided following cremation.
The family asks that any donations be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
For information please phone Sheila Breckenridge, 18 Maplewood Blvd., Coburg, Ont., K9A 5J3, (905) 372-4157.
Dolena Catherine Brown
Mrs. Dolena Catherine Brown, 71, of 257 East Broadway St., Sydney and formerly of Dingwall, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sugarloaf, she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Sarah Cassie (Fraser) MacKinnon. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Dingwall.
She is survived by four daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Kenneth Ayre), Anne (Mrs. Fred Marsh), Denise Brown, all of Sydney and Erelene MacDonald, Dingwall; son, John Roy, Bay St. Lawrence; seven sisters, Tena MacKinnon, Katie May, Hannah MacKinnon, Jane Fraser, Christy Ellen Burchill, Rose Fitzgerald, Effie Detheridge; three brothers, John A. MacKinnon, Wilson MacKinnon and Roy MacKinnon, all of Bay St. Lawrence; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Arthur and her son, John Wayne.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall, followed by Mass of Requiem with Rev. D. MacIsaac officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in the parish cemetery.
Charles William “Charlie” Capstick
76, Milford Station
Charles William “Charlie” Capstick, 76, Milford Station died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII.
Born in Capstick, Victoria County, he was a son of the late John W. and Annie (Brown) Capstick. He was an employee of National Gypsum, Dingwall, Cape Breton and retired from National Gypsum, Milford Station. He was a member of St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church, Shubenacadie, and a former member of Shubenacadie Royal Canadian Legion. He served with RCAF during the Second World War and had been a resident of Veterans’ Memorial Building for the last four years.
Surviving are daughters, Heather (Mrs. Arden Falle), Milford Station, Donna (Mrs. Rollie Fogarty), Waterdown, Ont., Charlene MacPhee, Lantz; a son, Arthur, Halifax; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James, Dingwall and a sister, Peggy, Los Angeles.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Coll, sisters, Rita, Mary, Marcella, Catherine, brothers, Alec, Maurice, Thomas Joseph, John Michael.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church, Father Don McLeod officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Shubenacadie Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a memorial service Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
Richard Ernest Dolimont
Richard Ernest Dolimont, 80, of 113 Bay St., Sydney passed away peacefully Saturday, March 6, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Richard and Evelyn (Geall) Dolimont. He was a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Parish. He was employed with Sydney Steel Rail Finishing Mill retiring after 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Powell; one daughter, Joan (Mrs. Gary Grant), Sydney; two grandsons, Richard, NWT, and Sheldon, Sydney; two brothers, Leonard (Theresa), North Sydney, and Michael (Carol), Oshawa, Ont. and one sister, Clara (Bond), Sydney.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Patrick, Lloyd and David and one sister, Mary.
Visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday evening 7-9 and will be held Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Alban’s Anglican Church 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association or charity of choice.
Richard N. Gerrow
Mr. Richard Nathaniel Gerrow, 69, of 238 Shore Rd., Florence, died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late William and Agnes Bell (MacDonald) Gerrow. He was a member of Sydney Mines Salvation Army and was a retired Devco employee.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Nelson; five daughters, Arlene (Mrs. Walter Hoeg), Alder Point, Mae (Mrs. Blair Hoeg), Ontario, Christine (Mrs. Sandy Pero), Florence, Dorothy (Mrs. Sheldon Blinkhorne), Sydney Mines, and Elizabeth, at home; three sons, Norman, North Sydney, Earl, Florence and Jimmy, Sydney Mines; two sisters, Catherine, Sydney and Gertie, New Waterford; two brothers, Norman, Florence and Tommy, Ontario; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Russell (Bussie), Johnnie and Freddie and sister, Mable.
Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sydney Mines Citadel of the Salvation Army with Capt. R. Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
Sister Johanna (Mary Edgar) Hogan
Sister Johanna (Mary Edgar) Hogan, 87, of Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse, Halifax, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (McNeil) Hogan. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1929 and made her religious profession in 1932. She taught school for 37 years in Halifax, New Waterford and Glace Bay. Retired from teaching she carried on congregational ministry until her retirement to Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse in 1990.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Monica Reid, Saint John, N.B. and three brothers, Joseph, Stephen and Rev. Andrew Hogan.
She was predeceased by sisters, Sadie and Rita, and brothers, John and Aloysius.
Visitation was held Friday and Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Saturday both in the Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse and Chapel. Burial followed in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating.
Mrs. Mabel Jardine, 87, a resident of the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney and formerly of Southside Boularderie, died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at the residence.
Born in Boularderie Centre, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Annie (MacDonald) Grant.
She was an adherent of St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d’Or.
She is survived by two daughters, Mabel (Mrs. Paul MacNeil), Southside Boularderie and Sheila (Mrs. Tom Mulrooney), Placentia Bay, Nfld.; three sons, Melvin, Southside Boularderie, Wayne (Doreen), Seal Island and Grant (Catherine), Southside Boularderie; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace, son, Murdock, sister, Cathleen and brother, Fraser in infancy.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d’Or with Rev. Richie Robinson officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
Dorothy (Dot) Eleanor Johnstone
Dorothy (Dot) Eleanor Johnstone, 79, of 94 Fisher St., Sydney passed away suddenly Saturday, March 6, 1999 at her residence.
Born in Sydney, she as a daughter of the late Albert and Evelyn (Gardiner) Mader. She was a member of Salvation Army Whitney Pier and past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
She is survived by three daughters, Mima Johnstone, Alberta, and twins, Glenice (Mrs. Wayne Sheppard), Sydney and Faye MacNeil, Grande Cache, Alberta; one son, James (Rose) Johnstone, Sydney; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford (Emily) Mader, Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by her husband, John Thomas Johnstone and one grandson, Roy Thomas Johnstone.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Salvation Army Whitney Pier Citadel 10 a.m. Tuesday with Capt. Rex and Catherine Paddock officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
87, New Waterford
Veronica MacPherson (nee MacGillivary), a resident of 362 Royal Ave., Sydney and formerly of Mahon Street, New Waterford passed away peacefully Sunday, March 7, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in the presence of many of her loving family and friends at the age of 87.
Born June 8, 1911 in New Aberdeen, Cape Breton, she was predeceased by husband, James MacPherson on March 13, 1968 and daughter of Myrna on March 4, 1957, who always remained in her thoughts and prayers.
Left with fond and cherished memories are children, Patsy MacDonald, New Waterford, Florence (Pius MacDonald), Sangaree, Eileen Bonnar, New Waterford, Lorraine (Bernie Jessome), Sydney, James (Hughina), New Waterford, Carol (Malcolm Hood), North Attleboro, Mass., Gary (Heather), Sydney, Brenda (John MacDonald), Halifax. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Mary Margaret MacGillivary, Vancouver, B.C. and nephews and nieces.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 9, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 from St. Agnes Church, Convent St., New Waterford. Interment to follow at St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
“Momma”, “Nana” you are safe in the arms of Jesus until we meet again.
John R. Steele
83, North Sydney
John R. Steele, 83, a resident of 80 Regent St., and formerly of Centre Street, North Sydney, passed away Friday, March 5, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Alex and Mary (MacDougall) Steele.
John R. was employed with Thompson and Sutherlands and Amco in North Sydney as well as a school bus driver until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, North Sydney. John R. will be best remembered as a friendly person with a great capacity for love of children and animals.
He is survived by his wife, the former Klasina (Sini) Ligtenbarg-White; two stepchildren, Mike and Debbie White, North Sydney, Georgina (Mrs. Allan Rose), North Sydney, and Mrs. Allison Murphy, New York; two step-grandchildren, Tanya (Mrs. Peter Adams) and Jeffrey White; one step-great-granddaughter, Victoria Rose Adams; three nephews, David, Bentley and Jackie Steele, and five nieces, Allison Steele, Debbie Young, Audrey Thurbide, Ernestine MacDougall and Georgina Murphy.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Garvin and Ernie, nephew, John Steele and great-nephew, Danny Steele.
Visitation was 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will take place 10 a.m. Monday from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Rev. Peter Piva officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Sr. Miriam Taylor
Sr. Miriam Taylor (Sr. St. James Francis), of Notre Dame Convent, Charlottetown, passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 5, 1999.
She is survived by her dear mother, Verna Taylor of Antigonish, N.S., loving sisters, Sadie (Henry) Vickers of Geary, N.B., Jean (Clarence) Peever of Hamilton, Ont., and brother, William of Elderado, Ont. and beloved nieces and nephews.
Resting at Notre Dame Convent, 246 Sydney St., Charlottetown with visitation on Monday, March 8 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral liturgy on Tuesday at St. Dunstan’s Basilica at 10 a.m. Interment later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. Arrangements entrusted to the Hennessey Funeral Home, Charlottetown.
69, Glace Bay
Albert Vaters, 69, of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex Friday, March 5, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Cole) Vaters. In his earlier years, Albert worked for Cadegen Fish Plant.
Albert is survived by three brothers, Jack (Mary), Leonard (Martha) and Edward (Myrtle), all of Glace Bay; four sisters, Jean (Eric) MacIntosh, Glace Bay, Louise (Henry) Rohrback, Ontario, Vera (Johnny) Rogers, Kentville, N.S. and Betty (Roy) Campbell, Oromocto, N.B.; half-brothers, Jarvis and Stanley, Newfoundland and a half-sister, Carry.
He was predeceased by one brother, Basil.
He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends who knew him well.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 3 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay with Major Baggs officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.