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, Sydney and Pearl Barrett of Glace Bay, five step-children; numerous 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 today (Tuesday) from 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 with the Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. She will be assisted by Rev. Murdock MacRae. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
In lieu of flowers donations to any charity of choice will be appreciated by the families.
86, Birch Grove
Mabel Kibyuk, 86, of 19-4th Street, Birch Grove, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Butts) Snow. Mabel was a member of the MacKay Memorial United Church in Birch Grove, she was also a member of the UCW and the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Dept., Birch Grove. Mabel was a former member of the Birch Grove Ladies Bingo Club.
She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Doyle, Pauline (Mrs. David Peterson), both of Birch Grove, Mary (Mrs. John Burke), Port Morien; four brothers, William, Glace Bay, Chesley and Andy, both of Birch Grove, Robert, Brampton, Ontario; five sisters, Louise Carson and Leah Ferguson, both of Sydney, Flora Antonello, Whitney Pier, Emily Lynk, Glace Bay and Sadie Snow, Birch Grove; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Kibyuk; son, Michael Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Bernice Kibyuk.
Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial in Black Brook Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the MacKay Memorial Church Fund or a charity of choice.
Anne Melnick, 68, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Frederick Street, Sydney, died April 19,1999 at the home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Bernadette (Sowa) Melnick. She was a member of St. Mary’s Polish Church, Sydney.
She is survived by her brother, Steve Melnick, and four nieces.
The late Miss Melnick will have no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Polish Church, Sydney with the Rev. Jim McLean officiating. Interment in St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Sydney.
Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Ltd.
Ryan Todd Lewis Pearson
Ryan Todd Lewis Pearson, 17, of Sydney died Sunday, April 18, 1999 in Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Janice (Lewis) and the late Terrance Pearson. He was a member of St. Alban’s Church and a Grade 11 student at Sydney Academy.
He is survived by two brothers, Terrance, Edmonton, Alberta and Jeffery at home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There will be a funeral service Wednesday at 7 p.m. in St. Alban’s Church with the Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Sydney Academy Scholarship Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Daniel (Buss) Rafferty
74, Stratford, Ont.
Daniel (Buss) Rafferty, 74 of Stratford, Ontario, died Monday, March 1, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Dan and Gladys (Ling) Rafferty. He joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and served overseas. He returned to civilian life with the Canadian Volunteer Service medal after he was wounded in 1945.
He is survived by his son, Patrick (Rene), Ontario; grandchildren, Kathlene, Debbie, Kayla and Patrick; and his special friends, Pat and Gloria (Gavin) Kelly, with whom he resided. Also survived by his sisters, Catherine Levert, Hamilton, Phyliss (Jim) Luke, Oshawa, Margie Kibyuk, Glace Bay; brothers, Eddie (Nell), St. Catharines, John (Carmie), Glace Bay.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Rita and his sister, Mary Kanary.
Funeral services were held March 3, 1999 in Stratford.
Annie Eileen Tilley
Annie Eileen Tilley, 90, of Dartmouth, N.S., formerly of Sydney, N.S., died April 19, 1999, in the Northwood Manor in Halifax.
Born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Louise (Parsons) Sweetapple. She was a member of The Salvation Army Sydney Citadel Corps. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her daughters, Hilda and husband, Owen MacPherson of Belleville, Ont., Joan and husband, Arnold Hicks of Dartmouth, N.S.; daughter-in-law, Una Tilley of Boston; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Tilley; her son, Gower of Boston, Mass. and daughter Joyce and husband, Walter Howie of Sydney River and by sister, Jean Reid and Bessie Burridge and brother Dawson Sweetapple, all of Newfoundland.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Sydney Memorial Chapel with visitation on Wednesday, April 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 in Sydney Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with Captain Sandra Stokes officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to any charity.
78, Ingonish Beach
Mr. Sylvester (Ses) Barron (Gramp), 78, of Ingonish Beach, died Tuesday, April, 20, 1999, at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Born at Ingonish Beach, he was the son of the late George and Bridget (Whitty) Barron.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Ingonish and a former member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91, Ingonish Beach. He was a retired employee of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby (Dupe); five daughters, Patsy (Mrs. Adrian Whitty), Ingonish, Bernedette (Mrs. Dave MacDonald), Ontario, Teresita (Mrs. Jim Demeyere), Dominion, Ruby Ann (Mrs. Ron Murray), Charlottetown, Melinda (Mrs. Jim Barron), Dartmouth; three sons, Barry (Linda), Ingonish, David (Darlene), Toronto, George (Colleen), Dominion; four sisters, Kathleen (Kay), Deloris (Loie), Mary (Mamie), all of Sydney, Isabel (Bella), Ontario; three brothers, Percy, Arichat, Leo and Sanford (Gussey), both in Ontario; 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Ethan.
He was predeceased by his sister, Evangeline, brothers, Walter, Ervin Cornelius (Nick), Eugene (Dinky) and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church with the Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Percy W. Brown
71, Glace Bay
Percy Wallace Brown, 71, of Gannon Street, formerly of 26 Arthur St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late James and Mary Alice (Ratchford) Brown. Percy was a member of the Salvation Army in Glace Bay. He was a longtime member of Local 1945 Painters Union and worked for various companies over the years.
He is survived by five daughters, Mary Royal (Gary), Glace Bay, Linda Basply (Len), Winnipeg, Shirley Whillians (Barry), Alberta, Brenda Givens (George), Calgary, Donna Plouffe (Rick), Dartmouth; four sons, James (Carol), New Brunswick, Evans (Dawn), Sheldon (Leone) and Wilson (Jolean), all of Glace Bay; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former, Mary MacLean in 1987, brothers, Jim, Dot, George, Albert, Wilbert and three brothers in infancy, Arthur, Hubert and Alfred.
Visitation will take place today (Wednesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Maj. Dinzel Baggs officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Cemetery.
Percy will be sadly missed by family and longtime friend and companion Joan MacDonald and Colette MacDonald.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Pierre Chiasson, 69, of Hamilton, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Mary (MacLeod) and Peter Chiasson. He resided in Hamilton for the past 52 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Campbell; son, Peter; daughters, Shannon, Lynn, Maureen and Patti; sisters, Annie Hogan, Florida, Betty Campbell, Ontario; brothers, Joseph, Florida, Garv, Ontario and Art, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by brothers, John, Felix, Mickey and sister, Lillian.
Funeral will be held in Hamilton.
Leo Francis Dixon
76, White Point
Leo Francis Dixon, 76, of White Point, Victoria County, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Born in White Point, he was the son of the late Francis Leo and Agnes (McKinnon) Dixon. A former employee of National Gypsum.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Fitzgerald) Dixon, White Point; four sons, Bertrand (Colleen), Charles (Barb), Leo Jr. (Jenny), Terry (Christine), all of Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren, Kelly, Tammy, Shannon, Scott, Lisa, Cindy, Megan, Emily, Brandon and Ryan and two great-grandchildren, Shane Austin and Joshua Scott; three brothers, Dan and Archie Dixon, White Point, Parnell Williams, Point Edward; two sisters, Edna Holloran, Sydney and Jean Jobe, New Victoria.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jellico Dixon.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Private service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Louis Green, 97, of Toronto, formerly of Glace Bay, N.S. died Monday, April 19, 1999.
Beloved husband of Annie Wener and the late Libby Leith. Dear brother of Bessie Tanenbaum, the late Dr. Arthur Green, the late Rose Goldman, Saint John, N.B. Sadly mourned by his many nephews and nieces.
Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon W, Montreal , Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Shaare Zion Congregation Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (514) 932-2133.