Elizabeth (Wheeliker) Brady
56, Buxton, Mass.
Elizabeth (Wheeliker) Brady, 56 of Buxton, Maine, died March 24, 1999, at home.
She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Graham) and the late Jack Wheeliker.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) Silverman and a son, Kevin; three granddaughters, Jennifer, Erin and Brianna, all of the USA; three brothers, Edwin, Jack and Graham, all of Glace Bay; three sisters, Sheila, USA, Anne and Carol, both of Glace Bay; and a very special aunt, Annabel Hazelton, USA.
She was predeceased by a son, Brian, and one sister and two brothers in infancy.
Funeral service was held March 27th in Maine with the Rev. C. Danford Carr officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial to take place in July in Nova Scotia.
Stanley Gosling, 74, of Taylor Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Burin, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late George and Susan (Green) Gosling. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church. He retired from the Sydney Steel Plant after 41 years with the Coke Ovens Department.
He is survived by his wife the former Florence Francis; two daughters, Blanche (Sandy) Gale; Russell, Ont., Beth (Rick) Hynes, Sydney; one son, Stanley, Sydney; six grandchildren, Christopher, Karen, Jeffrey, Stephen, Robert and Aimee; two sisters, Sadie Moulton, Halifax, Lena Smith, St. Catharines, Ont.
He was predeceased by one sister, Irene.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Thursday) and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. in Trinity United Church with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, C.B. Regional Hospital or C.B.R. EKG Campaign.
John Richard Littler
76, Glace Bay
John Richard Littler, 76, of 249 Brookside Street, Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Richard (Dick) and Bessie (Pennington) Littler. John was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Glace Bay. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. At one time John was self employed as a trucker and he also worked at Boone and Grace Motors in Glace Bay for a number of years. He retired in 1984 from the Heavy Water Plant where he was employed as an insulator. He was a member of the International Insulators and Union Local 116 in Halifax.
He will be sadly missed by his partner, Lorraine MacKillop, daughters, Marie, Toronto, stepdaughters, Karen, Enfield, and Sandra, Dartmouth; sons, John (Gerry), Jack (Claudia), both of Glace Bay, stepson, Kevin, Vancouver; brothers, Art (Margie), Glace Bay, Murray (Mary), Ontario. Also surviving are grandchildren, Donnie, Tony, Jackie, Kyle, Maureen, Angie, Gail and Charlene; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Catherine MacDougall; sisters, Mae, Marium, Evelyn and Bessie in infancy; great-grandson, Cameron John.
Visitation for the late Mr. Littler was held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or a charity of choice.
His smiling way and pleasant face
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
Someday we hope to meet him,
Someday we know not when,
To clasp his hand in the better land,
Never to part again.
Joseph I. Martin
87, Brighton, Ont.
Joseph I. Martin, 87, of Brighton, Ontario, passed away Feb. 27, 1999, in Ontario.
Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, he was the son of Thomas and Rachel (MacCarthy) Martin and brother to Joe Neil MacNeil, Big Pond.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother; wife, Mary Emiline (Graham) Martin; son, Arthur; daughters, Ann and Mary Ellen.
Remembered by his sons, Joe (Eileen), Tom (Irmgard) both of British Columbia, Charlie (Deena), Gerard (Sandra), John, all of Ontario, Jim (Marie) of Grand Mira South and daughter, Thelma (Alvin), Ontario; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by brother-in-law, Charlie (Lina) Graham, New Waterford and sister-in-law, Thelma Graham, Toronto.
He moved with his family to Brighton, Ont. in 1954, where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement.
Besides his family his other loves in life were music and woodworking. Until the time of his passing he played guitar and sang with the Community Singers of Brighton, Ont.
In the early 1950s he was the choir master at St. Agnes Church in New Waterford. He continued with the choir at the Holy Angels Church in Brighton, Ont. where on Wednesday, March 3, 1999 the Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by (his amigo) Father Luis Lapinid with interment in the parish cemetery.
Jack 'Jake' Mendelson
84, Windsor, Ont.
Jack (Jake) Mendleson, 84, passed away March 20, 1999.
Loving husband of Celia. Loving father of Dr. Irwin Mendleson and wife Joy. Beloved grandfather of Josh, Rachel, Lisa, Karen, and Amy. Also survived by sisters, Lena Gaum, Bessie Fried, and brother Sam Mendleson, daughter-in-law, Roz Mendleson Breshgold. Also many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by son, Frank Mendleson (1991); brother, Louis; sisters, Sara and Sophie.
Mr. Mendleson was a member of Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, Windsor, Ont., Temple Sons of Israel, Sydney, Cape Breton Co. He was a well-known grocer in Sydney for many years until he moved to Windsor, Ont., in 1991.
Funeral service was held March 22 in Rachel Kaplan Hebrew Memorial Home, 685 Aylmer, Windsor, Ont., Rabbi Zachariash officiated. Interment in Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery. Shiva was observed at 1653 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, March 22.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society or Hotel Dieu Hospital, Windsor, Ont.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Janisse Brothers Funeral Home, Windsor, Ont.
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.
Robert William 'Bob' Oliver
87, Point Tupper
Robert William “Bob” Oliver, 87, Point Tupper, Richmond County, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Richmond Villa.
Born in Lower River Inhabitants, he was the son of the late Margaret Jane (Cruickshank) and William Oliver.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Graham), his sister, Mabel Donovan, and brothers, Sylvester, Raymond and Irving.
During his working years, he was employed by the CNR in Point Tupper, North Sydney and Sydney. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Port Hawkesbury and served many years as a church warden. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his children, Carol, Point Tupper, Carmel and husband, Robert Forbrigger, Ottawa, Isabel and husband, Ken den Heyer, Saint Joseph’s, Phemie and husband, Norm London, Toronto, Beth and husband, Marty Lyons, Southwest Harbor, Maine, Graham and wife, Marjorie Robertson, Stephenville, Nfld., and Monica, Port Hawkesbury and several nieces and nephews.
He was a loving grandfather to Kent, Nell and Molly den Heyer, Karen (Forbrigger) LaBoutillier, Robert Forbrigger, Susan and Catherine London, Jessica, Stephanie and Adrienne Oliver and Daniel Lyons.
He will be remembered by his family, neighbours and many friends for his kindness to others.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Regional Occupational Centre, Port Hawkesbury, the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s or charity of choice.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday, April 2, 1999 at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home in Port Hawkesbury. Funeral services will be at the Saint Joseph’s Church, Port Hawkesbury 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3 with Father Bill Burke officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Frederick Guy Scott
Frederick Guy Scott, 84, of St. Peters Road, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Lillian (MacGregor) Scott. Prior to his retirement Fred was employed as senior special chemist at Dominion Steel and Coal Company for 40 years and the owner/operator of Scott’s Hardware in Ashby.
He was a graduate of the Royal Trinity College of Music in London, England and was active in music circles all his life. He was soloist in the choir of First United Church for 60 years as well as being a lay preacher for the United Church of Canada. He was a chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Concert Association and the Cape Breton Festival of Music. Fred was former director of the Men of the Deep Chorus and the Ukrainian Choir of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church. He was the musical director of several Rotary Musical productions and had lead roles in ten of these productions.
Fred was a former chairman of the Board of Stewards of First United Church, Sunday School Superintendent for 14 years and was a Life Elder. He was also chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Mission, president of the Investment Property Owners Association of Cape Breton and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Society, Deputy Governor of the Kinsmen Club and member of Golden K Club.
Fred was honoured by the Province of Nova Scotia for his service and contribution to the welfare of the community.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Thelma (Turner); two sons, Lloyd (Elinor), Ottawa, Robert (Shirley), Sydney; six grandchildren, Robbie, Montreal, Sheri, East Chezzetcook; Sandra and Rod, both of Ottawa, Suzanne Dunn, Halifax, Robert Trenholm, St. John’s, Nfld.; four great-grandchildren, Eric, Christine, Meghan and Emily; one sister, Helen Scott, Amherst and one brother, Doug (Jean), Springhill.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service in First United Church Saturday, April 3, 1999, at 11 a.m.
Family flowers only by request.
Donations in Fred’s memory can be made to First United Church, the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Arthritis Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ada Kathleen Corrigan
85, Glace Bay
Ada Kathleen Corrigan, 85, a former long time resident of Holland St., Reserve Mines passed away as she lived with quiet peace and dignity surrounded by her loving family at the home of her devoted daughter and steadfast care provider Carol Ann and her husband David Bailey of 28 Norwood St., Glace Bay.
Born in London, England, she was the daughter of the late William and Jane (Ebbs) Bywaters. Ada arrived in Canada as a young war bride in October, 1945, accompanied by her infant daughter Kathleen. A most gracious lady, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy and solace to the end was the presence of her family. She was a long time adherent of St. Joseph’s Parish, Reserve Mines.
Besides Carol Ann, she is also survived by daughters, Kathleen (Mrs. John McIntosh), Maureen Corrigan, both of Dartmouth; son, Michael (Donna), Dominion; sister-in-law Betty Rich, New Waterford; grandchildren, Derek, Shane, and Jamie Bailey, Darryl, Lisa, and April Burton, Brian and Heather McIntosh, Ryan and Brenna Corrigan; one great-grandchild Leo Mitchell Bailey; sister, Elizabeth Baxter; brother, Alfred Bywaters, both of London England.
She was predeceased by her husband Michael Richard in 1988; sisters, Mary Stearn, Lillian Kelly, Jane Castle; and a brother Bill.
Visitation took place Sunday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. at the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chapter of VON, Cape Breton.
81, Sydney Mines
Harold Davis, 81, a resident of the DVA Unit of Harbor View Hospital, Sydney Mines, former resident of Leitches Creek, died peacefully on the April 18, 1999. He was the son of the late Samuel and Caroline (Rockwood) Davis. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in active duty and was awarded various Medals and Decorations. He was a Railroad Engineer with Canadian National Railways, and served as a Wireless Operator with Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Company. Harold enjoyed a wide range of activities including ceramics, lapidary, short wave radio, stamp and coin collecting, and was an avid traveler. He was an active member of St. Columbia United Church, Leitches Creek, the Royal Canadian Legion #8, Sydney Mines, St. Andrew’s Lodge, Sydney and the Kiwanis Club (Golden K) of Cape Breton. He was recently presented with a 50 year Jewel in recognition of his long service as a Mason.
Surviving are two sisters, Myrtle Parks and Pearl Barrett of Glace Bay, five step-children; seven step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren.
Harold was predeceased by a young son, Keith, his first wife, the former Agnes (Nina) Baxter, and his second wife, the former Lois Wynn, and by two brothers, Russell and Roy, and two sisters, Kathleen and Doris.
Harold is remembered as a kindly gentleman and good friend.
His remains are resting at Dooley’s Funeral Home, North Sydney, with visitation on Tuesday at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lodge will hold a service at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Columbia United Church, Leitches Creek. The Kiwanis Club of Cape Breton Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. She will be assisted by Rev. Murdock MacRae. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
97, Sydney Mines
Margery L. Ford, 97, formerly of 185 Main St., Sydney Mines, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, where she lived with peace and dignity.
Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Eva (Anderson) Strickland. She moved to Nova Scotia where she met and married Frederick Ford. She was a kind and gentle lady whose daily joys were her devotion to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Loyal True Blue Lodge, honorary member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines, and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by four daughters, Edith (Mannie Tobin), Sydney Mines, Agnes MacLellan, Sydney Mines, Nora (Cecil Tobin), Sydney Mines and Edna Jones, Trenton, Ont.; four sons, Walter, Henry, George, Jimmy (Heather); one sister, Nora Faye, Sydney; two brothers, Joe Strickland, New Brunswick, Hubert Strickland, Burgeo, Nfld.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband Fred; one son, John; one daughter, Rubina; three sisters, Melinda, Elsie, and Doreen; two brothers, Victor and John.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
No visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Queen St., Sydney Mines with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating.
Memorials may be made to Miners Memorial Manor Fund or Trinity Anglican Church.
Maynard E. Lynds
76, Sydney River
Maynard E. Lynds, 76, of 151 MacRae Ave., Sydney River died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Wentworth, N.S., he was the son of the late Wilbert and Alice (Ripley) Lynds. He retired in 1990 from Harris and Harris Contractors, Sydney, after 30 years service. He was a member of Sydney River United Protestant Church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy M. Barclay; one daughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Brian Aitkens), Coxheath; one sister, Jessie Bonnyman, Tatamagouche; grandson, Scott; one niece and several nephews.
Predeceased by five brothers, Tom, George, Harold, Willard and Wasson.
Visitation is Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Service is Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Sydney River United Protestant Church with the Rev. A McIntosh officiating. Burial at Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials to Cape Breton Palliative Care or Sydney River United Protestant Church.
Horace Edward MacInnes
85, Jersey Cove, Victoria Co.
Horace Edward MacInnes, 85, of Jersey Cove, Victoria Co., died April 17, 1999, in Alderwood Rest Home.
Born in Skir Dhu, Victoria Co., he was a son of the late Neil and Jessie (Montgomery) MacInnes. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Indian Brook. He worked in the Sydney River area as a carpenter for 50 years prior to his retirement in Jersey Cove.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Mabel Boudreau; sons, William (Gwen), Wreck Cove, Neil (Fran), Point Edward, Delroy (Ann), Jersey Cove; daughter, Sylvia (Walter) Silver, Bolton, Ont.; brother, Daniel, Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Sylvia, Mark, Sonya, Jason, Daniel; nephew, James MacInnes, Michigan.
He was predeceased by brothers, John and Norman; sisters, Isabel and Mary Ann.
Visitation is 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, all in Knox Presbyterian Church, Indian Brook with the Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial in MacDonald Cemetery, Breton Cove. Arrangements entrusted to MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The late Lexie MacLellan’s funeral service has been moved from Bethel Presbyterian Church to Sydney Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. today.
Cecelia Veronica Murphy
67, Glace Bay
Cecelia (Ces) Veronica Murphy, 67, of Glace Bay passed away on Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Ropek) Michalik. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Glace Bay.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Murphy; daughter, Maureen (Marc) Arseneau, Rothesay, N.B.; son, Bill Murphy, Sydney; two sisters, Frances, Glace Bay and Carmella, Toronto; two brothers, Edward, Moncton, N.B., and Bernard, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Christopher, Rebecca, and Sean.
Predeceased by a brother Joseph.
The late Mrs. Murphy will have no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Father John Graham officiating. Interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.
John Thomas Robinson
69, Ingonish Beach
Mr. John Thomas Robinson, 69, of Ingonish Beach, Vict. Co. died, April 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Ingonish Beach, he was the son of Pearl and the late Timothy Robinson. He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Ingonish.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Mrs. Jeff Neufeldt), Stacey Anne, both of Kamloops, B.C.; four sons, Carter (Michelle) Williams Lake, B.C., Carson, Toronto, Craig (Leisa), Toronto, Jason (Theresa), Kamloops, B.C.; six sisters, Freda Young, Sydney Mines, Mildred Dolye (Emerson), Ingonish, Anastasia, Ingonish Beach, Monica Wilson-Cornwall, Ontario, Myrna Hanley, Ingonish Beach, Marion Robinson, Ingonish Beach; four brothers, Francis (Lynn), Springhill, James (Dianne), Ingonish, Leo (Cheryl), Ingonish Beach, Joseph (Maxine), Ingonish Beach, and 13 grandchildren.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by his sister Julia and brother Frank in infancy.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church with the Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Gerald Edwin Townsend
Gerald Edwin Townsend, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the Leisure World St. Georges Nursing Home, Toronto, Ont.
Born in Sydney, Gerald was the son of the late George and Lena (Thompson) Townsend.
He is survived by his wife Audrey (Vatcher); daughter Peggy Eaton; sons, George and Billie; and seven grandchildren, all of Ontario; brothers, Parker, Sydney, Fred and Ross, Halifax; sisters, Marion Fortier, Mississauga, Ont. and Edith Hawco, Sydney; also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant brother Billy.
Cremation will take place. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Charlotte St., under the direction of the Rev. Lori Ramsay at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.