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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 105

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Date: Thursday, 20 March 2008, at 9:52 p.m.

John Archibald (Archie) Lewis
78, Glace Bay
John Archibald Lewis “Archie,” 78, of 133 South St., formerly of Mansfield St., died April 23, 1999, at Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Seymour Lewis and Mary (Beaton) Lewis. Residing in Glace Bay all his life, Archie worked as a coal miner in Caledonia and No. 26 colliery and retired in 1984 after 41 years of service. He was an active member of St. Anthony’s Parish. He was a devoted husband and father and will be sadly missed by all.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Bond; one daughter, Mary Virginia Lewis MacDonald (John G.), Glace Bay; four sons, John Archibald Jr. (Debbie Griffin), Daniel Joseph, David Russell (Sharon Toomey), all of Glace Bay, and Gerard Anthony (Denise Gilmet), Sydney; one brother, Daniel Joseph Lewis, Toronto; two sisters, Mary Howlett and Sister Mirian Carmelita, both of Toronto; and four grandchildren.
Archie was predeceased by brothers and sisters, John Joseph, Daniel Archie, Mary Jessie, Susan Hanrahan, Jessie Livingstone, Florence Mahoney and one child in infancy.
Visitation was in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Funeral mass to be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, Dominion St., Glace Bay at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial in the parish cemetery with Father Jake Andrea officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Margaret Elizabeth MacInnis
74, Glace Bay
Margaret Elizabeth MacInnis, 74 of 81 Steele’s Hill, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Emily (Yates) Moore. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church and the CWL and she was also a member of TOPS for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband Joseph MacInnis; five daughters, Emily McGuigan (Bernie), PEI, Anne Vermette (Jerry), Ottawa, Julia MacInnis, Reserve Mines, Betty Shaheen, St. Catharines, Ont., Agnes Sharp (Ralph), St. Catharines, Ont.; five sons, Joe, Allan (Ann) and Greg (Jackie), Danny, all of Glace Bay and Paul (Cindy) of Donkin; brothers, Norman Moore, Toronto, and Emerson Moore of Hamilton; sister Irene MacDonald, Hamilton; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother Harry Moore.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. There will be a private family service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating.
Any memorial in her memory may be made to the heart and stroke foundation.

Neil MacLean
71, Glace Bay
Neil MacLean, 71, of 19 Fraser Street, Glace Bay, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Norman and Bessie (MacIntyre) MacLean. He was employed at one time with the Dominion Coal Company in No. 4 and No. 26 collieries. He later worked with Nova Scotia Power, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay.
Mr. MacLean is survived by his wife, the former Claire Cann; sons, Burland of Ontario, Brennon (Brenda), Glace Bay, Blake, Halifax; also surviving are granddaughters, Lisa, Brandi, Briana, and Brittany.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters Mary MacLeod and Katie (Sheriff) Sehl and brothers Gordon MacLean, Dan Angus, Gussie, and Hugh MacLeod.
There will be no visitation. The remains have been donated to medical research.
Friends are invited to gather for a memorial service Tuesday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Brookside St., Glace Bay with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. A time of fellowship will be held at the church following the service.
Donations to St. Paul’s Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society are suggested as memorials.

Marie Florence Poirier (Lelievre)
68, Inversness
Maria Florence (LeLievre) Poirier, 68 of Central Ave., Inverness, died peacefully April 24, 1999, at Inverness Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy illness.
Born at Inverness she was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Gillis) White. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness.
Surviving are her loving husband Charles; four daughters, Barbara (Willie) Sofan, Inverness, Rose (John Roddie) MacPherson, Dunvegan, Marilyn MacDonnell, Inverness, Joanne (Donald) MacPherson, Dunvegan; two sons, David (Anne), Inverness, Gerry, Inverness; sister, Kathleen, New Waterford; brother, Gregory, New Waterford; eight grandchildren; six nieces and 10 nephews.
Predeceased by her infant son Gerald Albert; brothers, Joseph and Gerald.
Visitation will be in the Inverness Funeral Home on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Stella Maris Church with Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Interment in Parish Cemetery.
Family flowers only – in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital of the Canadian Cancer Society.

James O. Wadden
88, Wadden's Cove
James O. Wadden, 88, of Wadden’s Cove, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Wadden’s Cove, he was the son of the late John S. and Sarah Mary (Beck) Wadden. James was a member of Christ Church, Wadden’s Cove. He was a fisherman by trade but also did some farming in his earlier years. James was an avid card and dart player.
He is survived by two brothers: Nelson (Theresa), Dominion, Eddie (Amy), Wadden’s Cove; also a number of nieces and nephews.
James was predeceased by three brothers, Andrew, Johnny, and a twin brother Ernie; and four sisters, Mary, Selina, Katie and Ethel.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien with Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Burial will take place in Christ Church Cemetery, Wadden’s Cove.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Eileen Louise Weatherby
78, Dartmouth
Eileen Louise Weatherby, 78, of Fourth St., Dartmouth, died April 24, 1999, in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born October 2, 1920, in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late George and Suzanne (Strickland) Kane. She was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Dartmouth. She was an avid bowler at Bowlarama in Woodside.
Surviving are her husband, David L.; sons, Dennis, Sydney, Brian, Dartmouth, Derrick, Mount Uniacke; sister, Gloria Parsons, Sydney; brother, Edward Kane, Sydney; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her eldest son Ronald; sisters, Florence, Rita, Anna, Beatrice, Helen, one in infancy; two brothers in infancy.
Visitation is 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Veterans Avenue, Dartmouth with Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the funeral home.
Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.

Elizabeth Whitty
95, Halifax
Elizabeth “Bessie” Whitty, 95, Halifax, formerly of Ingonish Beach, died peacefully at Northwood Centre, Halifax, April 25, surrounded by loving family members.
Born December 17, 1903, in Meat Cove, Bessie was the first child of the late Hector and Mary (MacEachern) MacDonald. She was a devout Catholic her entire life. Her love of nature and animals was surpassed only by her devotion to her immediate and extended family, which spans five generations. She was a hard-working, strong-willed woman who loved life and taught people to persevere and count their blessings. She was proud of her Scottish heritage and tried to deeply instill those values in her loved ones. She will always be remembered for her love of fiddle music, cards, gardening, story telling and, in later years, darts and wrestling.
She is survived by all 10 of her children; daughters, Mary Kavanaugh (Mrs. Pat Young), Halifax, Clara Sampson, Port Hawkesbury, Lizzie Shea, Ingonish Beach, Alberta MacNeil (Lawrence Whitty), Halifax, Genny (Mrs. Ronnie Samson), Bridgewater. Bessie’s beloved sons, Tim, North Sydney, Dan (Stella), Sydney, Clarence, Louisdale, Melvin (Bev), Halifax, Billy (Edna), Louisdale; sister Helen MacKinnon, Sydney Mines, many nieces and nephews.
Bessie’s love and guidance will be dearly missed by her 45 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Matthew; brother, Hughie; sister Marcella Whitty; children-in-law, Bill Kavanaugh, Aussie Shea, Francis Sampson, Ronnie Smith, Blanche Whitty, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will begin at the home of Terry and Cheryl Shea on Monday evening for the immediate family and on Tuesday for extended family and friends. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Parish, Ingonish Beach.
Donations may be made to the St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund.

Marcel J. Aucoin
49, Truro
J. Marcel Aucoin, 49, of 8 Evergreen Dr., Truro, formerly of Cheticamp, passed away Monday, April 26, 1999, at home.
Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of Edouard and Henriette (Leblanc) Aucoin, Cheticamp. Marcel was a beloved teacher for 25 years and a devoted uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. He taught at the Cobequid Educational Center, Truro throughout his entire career, first as a French teacher, and later as department head in 1979. He also taught extension courses at the NSAC, Bible Hill and the N.S. Teachers College, Truro. For a number of years, he took students on international student travels, and earlier this month, was instrumental in organizing a student exchange with students from France. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Mountain Golf and Country Club, East Mountain. In his early years, he refereed hockey and umpired softball.
He is survived by brothers, Michel (Frances), St. Joseph du Moine, Rene (Shelly), Cheticamp, Robert (Neila), Halifax, Rejean (Yolande) and Cyril (Marie Claire), both of Cheticamp, Gerard (Joan), St. John’s, Nfld., Claude (Diane), Digby; sister, Nicole (Mrs. Shawn MacKenzie), Port Hawkesbury; 11 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Leonce.
Truro visitation, 5-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) with a Service of Celebration at 7 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Cheticamp visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Burial in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation or the Cheticamp Children’s Choir. A scholarship fund will be established in Marcel’s name and donations will be accepted at the Cobequid Educational Center.

Edith M. (Carter) Dolmont
81, North Sydney
Edith M. Dolmont, 81, a lifelong and well known resident of North Sydney, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Townsview Estates in Truro where she has resided for the past two years.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche (Vardy) Carter. For many years both Edith and her husband Joe, owned and operated Dolmont’s BA Service Station in North Sydney.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick, Truro, Michael, North Sydney; one brother, George, North Sydney; six grandchildren and two beloved great-grandsons.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe, one brother, Gordon and one sister, Mae MacCormick.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

Marie Florence Poirier (Lelievre)
68, Inversness
Marie Florence (LeLievre) Poirier, 68, of Central Avenue, Inverness, died peacefully Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Inverness Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy illness.
Born at Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Gillis) White. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness.
Surviving are her loving husband, Charles; four daughters, Barbara (Willie) Sofan, Inverness, Rose (John Roddie) MacPherson, Dunvegan, Marilyn MacDonnell, Inverness, Joanne (Donald) MacPherson, Dunvegan; two sons, Daniel (Anne), Inverness, Gerry, Inverness; sister, Kathleen, New Waterford; brother, Gregory, New Waterford; eight grandchildren; six nieces and 10 nephews.
Predeceased by her infant son, Gerald Albert, brothers, Joseph and Gerald.
Visitation will be in the Inverness Funeral Home, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Stella Maris Church with Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Interment in parish cemetery.
Family flowers only – in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Bill Rasmussen
68, St. Catherines, Ont.
Bill Rasmussen passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital, on Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the age of 68.
Bill bowled with the Monday Night League in St. Catharines and he was a member of the Thorold Senior Citizens.
Beloved husband of Mildred; dear father of Glen (Beth) Rasmussen, Brenda (Ross) Badgley, and Donald (Laura) Rasmussen. Granpa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Racheal and Robert. Brother of Wally (Alice) Rasmussen and Phyllis (Roy) Woods.
Predeceased by a son, William Edward in 1958.
The family received friends at the Lamb Funeral Chapel, 2 Regent St., Thorold, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Lamb Chapel, Saturday at 10 a.m. Rev. Paul Brilllinger officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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