78, Ingonish Beach
The late Sylvester Barron died peacefully, Tuesday, April 20, 1999, surrounded by family.
Donations can be made to the North of Smokey Palliative Care Society.
Mary S. Bateman
98, North Sydney
Mary S. Bateman, 98, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of 13 Regent St., North Sydney, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the guest home.
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Hatcher. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving is a son, Melvin (Elsie), North Sydney; daughter, Ruth Smith, Mississauga, Ont.; also six grandchildren, Sharon, Ricky, Darren and Wilson Bateman and Kenneth and Richard Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Henry C. Bateman, three sons, Wilson, Sidney and Alexander.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
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, son, Thomas Allistar, 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.
Muriel Hines, 97, of 320 Alexandra Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Indian Islands, Fogo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Lydia (Frampton) Collins. She was a member of Christ Anglican Parish. She operated a store on Victoria Road for 40 years, Hines Dairy, retiring in 1970.
She is survived by three daughters; Florence, Sydney, Rene (Bucky) Sives, Sydney (with whom she resided prior to going to The Cove Guest Home) and Jean (Doug) Coish, Lewisport, Nfld.; three sons, Roy (Carol), Ontario, Aubrey (Stella), Florida, Donnie (Mickey), Liverpool, N.S.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Collins, St John’s, Nfld.; one stepsister, Meta Andrews; St John’s, Nfld.; one stepbrother, Kennie (Ivy) Frampton, Bedford, N.S.
She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey in 1986, one son, Harold in 1941 and one brother, Albert Collins.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in Christ Church Friday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Memorial Fund or any charity.
59, Sydney Mines
James Howell, 59, Sydney Mines, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born at Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Bradley) Howell. He was a member of Carmen United Church, Sydney Mines. He was employed at the Princess Colliery in the Wash Plant Department, Sydney Mines and the V.J. Wash Plant, Grand Lake Road, retiring in 1989 with 31 years of service. James served on the committee at the V.J. Wash Plant and also was a former commissioner for the town of Sydney Mines Police Department.
Surviving is his wife, the former Mary MacNeil; six daughters, Maxine (Adrien) David, Arichat, Anne Marie (Melvin) Devoe, Karen (Kenny) Howell, Brenda (Avery) Viva, Lisa (Ernie) Howell, Sherri (Clayton) Howell, all of Sydney Mines; one son, James G. (Leanne) Howell, Sydney Mines, three stepsons, Francis (Shirl) Coleski, Ontario, Frederick “Freddy” (Brenda), Joseph (Margaret), both of Winnipeg; sisters, Marjorie (Edward) MacDonald, Sydney Mines, Delores Donovan, Ontario, Lillian McEachern, Sydney; brothers, William Howell, Winnipeg, Gordon (Eleanor) Howell, Florence, Kenneth Howell, Sydney; 15 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one stepson, David, one sister, Linda, two brothers, Nicholas and Archibald.
The late Mr. Howell will have visitation from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Carmen United Church with the Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
John Anthony (White) Leblanc
88, Glace Bay
John Anthony (White) Leblanc, 88, of Taigh Na Mara Guest Home, Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Glace Bay General hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Arsene and Annie (MacKinnon) Leblanc. John Anthony was a member of St. John’s Church in No. 2 Glace Bay. He worked with Devco as a coal miner until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also served with the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. John Anthony was a former resident of 58 4th St., Glace Bay.
He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Snow; six daughters, Bernadette McNeil, Coxheath, Carmel Coffin, Rose Harrietha, Joan Sparrow and Colleen McPhee, all of Glace Bay, Betty Ann Richard, Saint John, N.B.; six sons, who will also serve as active pallbearers, Albert, Terrance (Bo) (Mary), Edward, Thomas, Barry (Patsy), Daniel, all of Glace Bay; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by an infant son, two brothers, Richard, Joseph, three sisters, Mary White, Sadie Murrin and Annie Colson.
Visitation will take place Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Margaret (Maggie) McGillivray
91, New Waterford
Margaret (Maggie) McGillivray, 91, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford and a former resident of Waterford Lake Road, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Victoria, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Dan and Marion (Young) McGillivray. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, New Victoria.
She is survived by a brother, Charles, Sydney; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Rosie, Lillian and Theresa, four brothers, Albert, George, Bernie and Dan.
Visitation in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by funeral at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, New Victoria with Rev. Donald McGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maple Hill Manor.
John Joseph Richard
John Joseph Richard, 66, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Grand Lake Road, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Louisdale, Richmond County, he was a son of Clifford and Jennie (Marchand) Richard. He was a member of St. Augustine Parish. He worked at Jaspers Restaurant prior to retiring.
He is survived by his stepmother, Tina Richard, sister, Tis MacNeil, brother, Frank (Yvonne), all of Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
Johnnie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Friday at 10 a.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Attwood officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Ada Robertson, 91, Dartmouth and formerly of 7 Park St., Glace Bay, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 1999, after a short illness.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Henrietta (Pynn) Butts. In her earlier years, she worked at the Diana Sweets on Charlotte Street and was proud to be hostess there during the extensive renovation in 1932 which made it the finest tea room of its type in Eastern Canada.
After her marriage she moved to Glace Bay where she worked with her husband for many years at Robertson’s Dairy on Commercial Street. She was a member of Knox United Church and a 50-year member of Jubilee Rebekah Lodge.
Ada loved nothing more than socializing with people and was loved in return.
Survived by two daughters, Elaine and Dianne (Terry) Barro, Dartmouth; son, Rod (Joan), Brickyard Road, Mira; sisters, Doris Murchison, Sydney, Olive Hyland, Halifax; five grandchildren, Kelly (Paul) Currie, Jennifer Barro, Dartmouth, Gregory Barro, Yarmouth, Karen Robertson, Fredericton, Scott Robertson, Buffalo, N.Y.; great-grandson, James Currie.
Predeceased by her husband Roddie in 1977, sisters, Mildred, Elizabeth (Betty) and Isabel, brothers, Alex, Rupert, and Frederick.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 23, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Knox United Church with the Rev. David MacLean officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Philae Children’s Travel Fund.
Theresa E. Dooley
68, North Sydney
Theresa E. Dooley, 68, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Osborne) Dolomont. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, member of the Mixed Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Council No. 5109 and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Northside General Hospital for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, Patrick Dooley; two sons, Ronald (Kathy), Calgary, Alta., John (Diane), Grand Center, Alta.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, William (Sylvia), James (Angela), Michael (Lynda), six sisters, Catherine (Mrs. Luke Ouelette), Bridget (Fred Fudger), Frances Sheffield, Shirley (Mrs. Jamie MacInnis), Mary (Mrs. Bob Bradbury), Joan (Mrs. Frank Fennell), all of North Sydney.
Theresa was predeceased by two sons, Patrick and James and by two brothers, Jack and Ronald.
Visitation will be 2-4 to 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Knights of Columbus members are asked to meet at the funeral home 7:30 p.m. Sunday for prayers.
John Archibald (Archie) Lewis
78, Glace Bay
John Archibald (Archie) Lewis, 78, 131 South St., formerly of Mansfield Street, Glace Bay, passed away Friday evening in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Archie is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Bond; four sons, John (Debbie), David (Sharon), Daniel, all of Glace Bay, Gerard (Denise), Sydney; daughter, Virginia (Mrs. John MacDonald), Glace Bay.
Visitation for Mr. Lewis will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be Tuesday in St. Anthony’s Church. Time and details will be announced in Monday’s obituary.
Lorelei Lynn McLean
28, Belleville, Ont.
Lorelei Lynn McLean tragically lost her life in a car accident Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Belleville, Ont., Canada.
Born September 18, 1970, she was the beloved daughter of Ralph McLean, Belleville, Ont., Canada and Valerie Escobar, Oxnard, Calif.
Lorelei was the loving mother of Mercedes, Marina, and Kapri, all of Belleville. Grandparents, Clare Murray, New Waterford and Muriel McLean, New Brunswick; in addition to several aunts and nieces from New Brunswick. She is lovingly remembered by her uncles, Blair, Stephen, Brian, Wayne, Gerard, Glynn, Trevor, Shawn and her Aunt Avila, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Lorelei’s friends will miss her with all their hearts due to the kindness she bestowed on them. Lorelei was an angel that touched so many lives with her love and generosity of spirit. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11, 1999, at the Burke Funeral Chapel in Belleville, Ont., Canada at 2 p.m.
A trust fund for Lorelei’s children has been set up with: The Royal Bank of Canada, 241 Front St., Belleville, Ont., Canada, K8N 2Z6, (613) 966-5020 (Account numbers) 00402-5058-110, 00402-505-8128 and 00402-505-8136.
Roy Elliot Milne
Roy Elliot Milne, 69, Mississauga, Ont., died Friday, April 23, 1999, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Seaton Bennett and Blanche (Reid) Milne. He was a member of the Streetsville United Church, Mississauga.
He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Roebuck; two daughters, Denise Michelle (Walter Marshall) and Linda Carol Milne; three sons, Seaton Roy (Angela), Frank Elliot (Janet) and David John (Nadine); three granddaughters; two grandsons; and one great-grandson; his brother, James Aubrey Milne (Margie), Glace Bay; sister, Carol Greek, Toronto.
Predeceased by his brother, Seaton Bennett.
Memorial service is Sunday at Lee’s Funeral Home, Streetsville, Mississauga.
Donations may be made to the cancer society.
Margaret Mary Mulvaney
Margaret Mary Mulvaney, 77, of 100 Argosy St., Sydney, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Murphy) Yhard. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier. She was employed as a cook for the city of Sydney hospital for 30 years. Margaret was an avid bingo player and was always there to help and support her grandchildren Jeff and Jennifer.
Surviving is her special friend and companion, Lloyd Long; one daughter, Gloria Ward, Calgary; two sons, Robert Yhard, Sydney and Emmett (Gayle) Mulvaney, Fredericton, N.B.; four sisters, Bride Hilder, Sydney, Mary Ash, Toronto, Mame James, New Waterford, Angela (Dolly) Long, Sydney; one brother, Chris Yhard, Sydney; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by two sisters, Helen and Dot, three brothers, Tom, Matt and Gerald.
Visitation for the late Ms. Mulvaney was held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) in Holy Redeemer Church with the Rev. E. MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
Elaine (Wilkinson) Norris, passed away Thursday, April 15, 1999, in California.
She was the daughter of Jean and Doug Wilkinson, Torrence, Calif. and formerly of Glace Bay.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Danny; daughters, Ronica, Rochelle, Celestine; son, Justin.
She was predeceased by her mother, Jean Wilkinson.
Sister Genevieve Petitpas, f.j. (Sr. Marie Anne Joseph)
69, Moncton, N.B.
Sister Genevieve Petitpas f.j., passed away at the Provincial House of the Daughters of Jesus, 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton, N.B., on Friday, April 23, 1999, at the age of 69 and in the 49th year of her religious profession.
She was born in Arichat, N.S., the daughter of the late Walter Petitpas and Jeanne Briand.
Besides her religious family, she is survived by three brothers, Walter, Plymouth, Mass., U.S.A., Frank, Cocagne, N.B. and Joseph, Sydney; three sisters, Alice Peinsznksi, Mary Louise Furlong, Sydney and Theresa Pouchely, Marion Bridge, N.S., as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Emma.
Sister Genevieve spent the greater part of her life working in the field of education and pastoral ministry in N.S., namely in Cheticamp, River Bourgeois, West Arichat, L’Ardoise, Petit de Grat and Sydney and in New Brunswick, Dalhousie, Belledune and St. Michael’s Parish in Moncton.
The remains will be resting at Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 88 Church St., Moncton, on Sunday, April 25, 1999, at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre-Dame de la Paix Parish, 87 Murphy St., Moncton on Monday, April 26, 1999, at 2 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home, Moncton.
79, Oakville, Ont.
Grace Laura Skanes, 79, of Oakville, Ont., died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Oakville.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Rutherford.
She is survived by a son, Patrick; daughters, Linda, Winnifred, Susanne and Laura; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Ardella Gray, Ontario, Ida McNeil, Leona Dobbin, both of Sydney and a brother, J.B. Rutherford, Sydney.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Skanes, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service was held in G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes - Wignall Chapel, Etobicoke, Ont. with the Rev. Keith Kiddell officiating.
Michael William Thomas
75, Port Morien
Michael William Thomas, 75, a longtime resident of Main Street, Port Morien, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Charlotte Guest Home in Glace Bay, where he resided the past year.
He was well known in Port Morien and had been a fisherman for many years. He was a native of Port Morien and was the son of the late James and Martha (Curry) Thomas. He was a member of Saint Mary’s Church, Port Morien.
He is survived by three sisters, Margaret MacDonald, Eileen (Mrs. Terrance Nearing) and Theresa, all of Glace Bay; brothers, Vincent and his wife Gertie and Bernard, both of Port Morien.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Joseph, John, Leo, Charles and Henry.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Port Morien, Monday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Pius Holly officiating. Burial of the ashes will follow in the parish cemetery.
Gerald E. Townsend
73, Toronto, Ont.
The committal service for the late Gerald Townsend, Toronto, Ont., will take place Tuesday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church Cemetery with Rev. Lori Ramsay officiating.