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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 101

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Date: Thursday, 20 March 2008, at 8:26 p.m.

Mary Jane Barron
84, Ingonish Harbour
Mary Jane Barron, Ingonish Harbour, who died on Tuesday, April 13, 1999, was the daughter of the late Archie and Sarah (“Sadie” MacDonald) MacIntyre. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish.

Helen Josephine Taylor
85, Sydney River
Mrs. Taylor who passed away Friday, March 12, 1999, was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Gordon Taylor in 1971, two stepdaughters, Margaret and Muriel, two brothers, Earl and Bobby. Inadvertently left out of the obituary, she was also predeceased by her sisters, Beryl, Vida, Golda, Vivian and Eileen.

William R. Carson
24, Victoria, B.C.
William Carson, “Billy”, formerly of Glace Bay, N.S., died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C.
He was the son of the late George Carson and Linda (Barge) Carson.
He is survived by a son, Doran.
He will be sadly missed by sisters and brothers, Nicole Rufenack, Edmonton, Jennifer, Alberta and Megan, Halifax, Daren Livingston, St. Peter’s, Bradley MacDonald, Glace Bay; also survived by paternal grandparents, Austin and Dollina Kiley, Glace Bay; aunts, Judy (Carson) MacAulay, North Sydney, Darlene Kiley, Glace Bay.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Edmonton.

Dennis Charles Dixon
70, Darmouth
Charles Dennis Dixon, 70, Dartmouth, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born at South Harbour, Victoria County, he was a son of the late Austin and Cassie (Therieault) Dixon. He was retired from Satellite Construction Ltd. in New Glasgow.
He is survived by his wife, the former Christine Pentecost; daughters, Bernice Dixon and Darlene McMillan, both of Dartmouth; sons, Paul and Patrick, both of Dartmouth, Cecil and his wife Helen, Enfield, and Jerry, Victoria, B.C.; sisters, Pauline Robertson, Lower Sackville, Ethel Bryson, Guelph, Ont.; brothers, Thomas, New Minas and David, West Lahave; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Charles, David, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Julie.
He was predeceased by a sister, Susan Fitzgerald.
Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (Windmill Road, Dartmouth) with the Rev. Arthur Gouthro S.A. officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request in lieu donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Church, Dingwall (Cemetery Fund) c/o Dingwall, Victoria County, N.S. B0C 1G0.

Francis (Frank) G. Hickey
64, Dominion
Francis (Frank) Hickey, 64, of 2 Pleasant St., Dominion, passed away Thursday, April 15, 1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Muriel L (Keans) Hickey. Mr. Hickey was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion. He was a former councillor and deputy mayor of the town of Dominion and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78 and also a former member of Dominion School Board.
In earlier years he played senior baseball in Reserve Mines and New Waterford and later he organized and coached various minor baseball teams in Dominion. He was a longtime member of the Cape Breton Centre Liberal Party. Frank was very instrumental in the unionizing of the construction surveyors. He was employed with the Doug Burns Excavation Contracting Ltd. until his retirement in 1994. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed card playing.
Frank is survived by his wife, the former Janet (Jenny) MacDonald and by two daughters, Charmaine (Mrs. Paul Presunka), Boston, Mass., Ramona (Mrs. Brad Berg), Calgary; two sons, Bradley Wayne (Cheryl), Halifax and Gary Francis, Dominion; one brother, Wayne (Pat) Hickey, Dominion; two sisters, Judy (Mrs. Peter York), Stow, Mass., Joan (Mrs. Jim Richardson), Southboro, Mass. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Liam Hickey, Ryan and Jeniece Berg and Madison Presunka.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Francis Gilbert Hickey.
Visitation for the late Mr. Hickey will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Sunday at 2 p.m. from St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney-Glace Bay Highway.

Roy Fisher Hudson
78, Baddeck
Roy Fisher Hudson, Q.C., died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at home in Baddeck with his family present.
He was the son of the late Harold and Sarah (Fisher) Hudson. Fisher served overseas during the Second World War with Bomber Command. He attended Mount Allison University and Dalhousie Law School. At the time of his death, he was in his 50th year as a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society, practicing in Baddeck. Fisher was awarded his Queen’s Counsel in 1964. He was the charter president of the Baddeck Lion’s Club and active in many other community organizations.
A lifelong member of the Progressive Conservative Party, he was first elected MLA for Victoria County in May 1967. He served as MLA from 1967 to 1974 and again from 1980 to 1988. He served in the provincial cabinet as minister of the environment, housing, recreation and finally tourism.
He was a member of the Cape Breton Highlands golf club for many years and was also an active player at Bell Bay golf course.
Fisher was a member of Stormont Lodge No. 96 and was affiliated with Queen’s No. 34. He received his 50-year jewel September 6th, 1996.
He is survived by his wife, the former Noreen (Ward); sons, Brian, Lower Sackville, Sandy (Janice) and Stewart (Louise), Baddeck, Graham (Linette), West Bay; daughters, Elaine (Gregor) Allison, Baddeck and June (Jim) MacKenzie, Middle River; brother, Bruce, Ashdale; sisters, Helen Anderson, Burnaby, B.C. and Mina (Harold) Sinclair, Argyle; eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Claude.
The body is resting at MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck, with visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 7 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Greenwood United Church, Baddeck with the Rev. David Lutes and Fr. Charles Donovan officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Baddeck Forks.
Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Hugh Wilfred MacPhee
75, Sydney
Hugh Wilfred MacPhee, 75, of 397 Columbia St., Sydney, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Norman and Sadie (MacKinnon) MacPhee. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sydney. He was employed at Sydney Steel Corp. for over 40 years in the lumber yard, retiring in 1983.
Surviving are his wife, the former Effie Doyle; two sons, Bernie (Karen) and Basil (Ann), both of Halifax; two sisters, Mrs. Irene MacNeil, Toronto and Mrs. Evelyn Belfontaine, Vancouver; three grandchildren, Daniel, Brian, and Derick.
Predeceased by four brothers, Michael, Elias, Issie and Alex.
The late Mr. MacPhee will have no visitation. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

Daniel William Rigby
53, Lingan
Daniel William Rigby, 53, of 102 Point Road, Lingan, N.S., died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Lingan, N.S.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William and the late Grace (Leblanc) Rigby and stepparents, the late Steve and Mary (Rigby) Daix.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Lingan. He was a meat cutter by trade and employed at many local establishments (Claeners, IGA, New Waterford Supermarket) before opening his own business, B & W Variety.
He was an avid softball player and darts shooter. He was also a member of the Scotchtown Volunteer Fire Department, member of the KOC St. Anthony Daniel Council No. 3209.
He is survived by his wife, the former Judith Rockett; three daughters, Elaine (Scott) Campbell, Lingan, Monique, at home, Alma, New Waterford; three brothers, Bobby Cummings, New Waterford, Johnny (Vivian) MacDonald, Phoenix, Ariz., Steve (Gail) Daix, New Waterford; five sisters, Olie (Winston) Timmons, Dominion, Anne (Martin) Odo, New Waterford, Gina (Eddy) Smolensky, Lingan, Bernadette (Doug) Fraser, Lingan, Kay Cummings, New Waterford; deeply adored by three grandchildren, Liam, Jenna and Connor.
He was predeceased by grandson, Jamie Campbell, sister, Joan Somerton and brother, Russell Cummings.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford with the Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating.
No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.

Jeanette (Jan) Smith
69, Howie Centre
Jeanette (Jan) (MacKinnon) Smith, 69, of Howie Centre, passed away suddenly Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Susan (Jessome) MacKinnon.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lorne; two daughters, Diane (Mike MacIsaac), Sydney Forks, Lorna (Mike MacKinnon), Northside East Bay; two sons, Kenneth (Leah), Coxheath, Mike (Shelly), Beechmount; loving grandchildren, Ann Marie and Donald MacKinnon, Simon and Christian Smith, Charlotte and Laurn MacIsaac. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shane, California and Mrs. Beth Clarke, Ontario; two brothers, Richard, Ontario and Michael, Sydney.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Bernie, George and Charlie and a sister, Betty Annesty.
She was a proud member and tireless helper of A.A. Jeanette was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who loved her.
The late Mrs. Smith will have visitation Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay with the Rev. F. Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish Cemetery, East Bay.
Donations may be made of a charity of choice.

Frederick Bryan
67, Sydney Mines
Frederick Bryan, 67, of 205 Legatto St., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Burnt Islands, Nfld. he was the son of the late William and Isabel Bryan. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, and he was also a member of the Orange Lodge of North Sydney. Before his retirement he worked with National Sea.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bryan; three sons, Ernie, Halifax, Ivan and Bruce, Nfld.; one stepdaughter, Mary MacLeod and one stepson, John MacLeod, both of Sydney Mines; mother-in-law, Alina MacLeod. Also surviving are four stepsisters, Emily, Lillian, Mary and June; two stepbrothers, William and Steven; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Edith Thorne; one son Steven and two brothers, James and Henry.
Visitation will be held today (Saturday), 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
He was well loved and will be sadly missed by his wife and family and by Ducky, Marilyn and Patricia.

Sadie Harrison
95, Boularderie
Sadie Harrison, 95, of Calabash Road, Boularderie, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Vegreville, Alberta, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anne Harasym. She was a member of St. Joachim’s Parish, Southside Boularderie.
She is survived by her daughters, Annie (Mrs. Louis Saltesz), Brandon, Manitoba and Mary (Mrs. Henry Hunt), Bras d’Or; sons, Peter (Shirley), Sydney River ,and George (Doris), Big Bras d’Or, daughter-in-law, Sherrill Harrison, Florence; a brother, Michael, Edmonton; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander; son, Henry Michael and her grandson, Glenn.
Visitation today (Saturday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Sunday 1:30 p.m. in St. Joachim’s Church with the Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Lexie MacLellan
82, Sydney
Lexie MacLellan, 82, of 130 Reeves Street, Sydney, formerly of Marion Bridge died Friday, April 16, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Trout Brook, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Katie (MacMullin) MacLeod. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney.
She is survived by one brother, Rannie, Catalone and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman in 1985; one son, Edward; five sisters, Sadie, Margaret, Peggy, Katie and Alexandria; five brothers, Hughie, Donald John, John, Daniel and one in infancy.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in Bethel Presbyterian Church Monday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Loch End Cemetery, Catalone.

James Douglas MacQuarrie
80, Sydney Mines
James Douglas MacQuarrie, 80, of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, died April 16, 1999, at the manor.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late James and Catherine MacQuarrie. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines. He worked for many years as a meat cutter in Sydney. He also worked for the Old Sydney Collieries until his retirement.
He is survived by two nieces: Donalda, Mrs. Robert Ferguson, North Sydney, and Elaine, Mrs. Gil Grant, Kentville; one nephew, Ted Dye, Nightion, Alberta.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret and Mary and two brothers William and Donald.
Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.

Jeanette T. (Jan) Smith
69, Howie Centre
Jeanette (Jan) (MacKinnon) Smith, 69, of Howie Centre, passed away suddenly Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Susan (Jessome) MacKinnon.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lorne; two daughters, Diane (Mike MacIsaac), Sydney Forks, Lorna (Mike MacKinnon), Northside East Bay; two sons, Kenneth (Leah), Coxheath, Mike (Shelly), Beechmount; loving grandchildren, Ann Marie and Donald MacKinnon, Simon and Christian Smith, Charlotte and Laurn MacIsaac. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shane, California and Mrs. Beth Clarke, Ontario; two brothers, Richard, Ontario and Michael, Sydney.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Bernie, George and Charlie and a sister, Betty Annesty.
She was a proud member and tireless helper of A.A. Jeanette was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who loved her.
The late Mrs. Smith will have visitation today (Saturday) and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay with the Rev. F. Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish Cemetery, East Bay.
Donations may be made of a charity of choice.

Richard Watkins
43, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Richard Watkins died peacefully at the General Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the age of 43.
Beloved husband of Janice; dear father of Wayne, Ricki-Lee, Tyler and Kenny. Ricky will be sadly missed by his parents Mary and the late Albert; dear brother of John (Carol), Brenda MacDonald (Kevin), Lynn Dearing (Dave), Paul (Cathy), Harold (Evelyn), Duane, Michael (Janice), Roddie and Francis (Angel). Son-in-law of Doris and Wayne Quinton. Rickey is survived by many nieces, nephews and many special friends, especially Kathy and Wayne.
Friends called at the Arthur Funeral Home, 492 Wellington E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Friday, April 16, 1999 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 12 noon with the Rev. Sam Norbo officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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