Stanley Reeve Burton
87, Margaree Centre
Stanley Reeve Burton, 87, of Margaree Centre, Cape Breton, N.S., died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at his residence.
Born in Portree, Margaree Valley, Cape Breton on April 28, 1911, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Elizabeth (Tanner) Burton. He was a member of Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre. Stan was well known throughout the county for his expertise and workmanship while running hits own shingle and board mill. He was respected for his hiring practice during his 10 years of employment with the Department of Highways. After retirement he enjoyed fly fishing, reading, card playing, political stories and reminiscing. He was a proud member of the North East Margaree Senior Citizens Club and 25-year member of the Margaree 12 Step Group. He was a cherished member of the community and will be missed by all.
He is survived by three sons, George and his wife, Sarah, Margaree Centre, Laird and his wife Margie, Margaree and Bert and his wife Marilyn, Portree; two daughters, Dale (Mrs. Harry Crawford), N. E. Margaree, and Liz (Mrs. Gordon Birch), Margaree Forks; four brothers, William, Truro, Howard, Glenholme, Robert, Sydney, and Lester, Ontario; three sisters, Edith, Massachusetts, Gladys, Portree and Ann, Ontario; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia E. (Taylor) Burton, a daughter, Annapolis (Ann) and a sister, Amy.
The body is resting at Shalom Room of Wilson United Church. Visitation was held Monday, April 5, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Tuesday), April 6 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at Wilson United Church with the Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Wilson United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilson United Church, Margaree Center or charity of ones choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
Laura E. Laity
63, Riverview, N.B.
Laura E. Laity, of Riverview, N.B., passed away at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the age of 63 years.
Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton on July 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Effie (Chiasson) Murphy. An avid bowler, Laura enjoyed league bowling at Parklanes and Fairlanes, where she played with the Golden Jets. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles (Don) Laity; one son, Wayne McMullen (Heidi), Riverview; four daughters, Pauline (Rod) Manderson, Ottawa; Claudette McMullen; Lauraine McMullen and Cheryl McMullen, all of Dartmouth, N.S.; stepchildren, Steven Laity, Ottawa, Rick Laity (Linda), Fredericton, Sheila Chapman (Bruce), Gondola Point, N.B., Barry Laity, Riverview; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn McCormick and Agnes Munroe, both of Toronto; two brothers, Charlie Murphy, Moncton, Gary Murphy, Toronto and their families.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Bernard McMullen; also sisters, Marcie Botte and Claudette Murphy.
Resting at the Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Road, with visitation today (Tuesday), April 6, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Riverview Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hugh Farquhar officiating. Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation or to the memorial of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Riverview Funeral Home (506) 857-9544.
Annie Jessie McMahon
Burial service for the late Annie Jessie McMahon, Truro, formerly of Glace Bay, originally scheduled for Monday, April 5th will be held on Wednesday, April 7th at 2 p.m. Burial in Balls Creek Cemetery, Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating.
A reception will be held for family and friends at the Rev. Jackie MacDonald Hall, Leitches Creek following the service.
Donald Alexander (Sammy) Parago
71, Sydney River
Donald (Sammy) Parago, 71, of Sydney River, formerly of Sydney, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Mary (MacNeil) Parago. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River. He was a treasurer of the CN Pensioners Association, Local 6 and the CN Bowling League as well as the Lady of Fatima Bowling League. He was a fraternal affiliate member of Branch 12, Royal Canadian Legion. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, a former hospitality minister and formerly active with the Parishioners Club of Our Lady of Fatima.
Surviving are his wife, Casilda “Casey” (Poirier) Parago; one daughter, Brenda, at home; one son, Paul (Mary), Sydney; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine (Kissie) MacNeil, Sydney, Mrs. Mae Devoe, Alder Point and Gertie MacIntyre, Sydney; one brother, Leo, Sydney; and three grandchildren, Jordan, Cora and MacKenzie.
He was predeceased by a brother, Bernard and sisters, Helen Hudson, Florence O’Toole and Betty Baker.
The late Mr. Parago will have visitation in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Thomas Ina Aspinall
92, New Waterford
Ina Aspinall, 92, of 379 Ripley St., New Waterford, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 5, 1999.
Born in Bellshill, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Whyle) Nelson. She was a member of Calvin United Church. Mrs. Aspinall was the last surviving member of her family.
Surviving are her five grandchildren, Jack Aspinall, Brian (Janet) Aspinall, both of Calgary, Roger (Kim) Aspinall, Newfoundland, Lynn (Bernie) Walker, New Waterford, Nancy (Geoffery) Jardine, Lower Sackville. She is also survived by her eight great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, along with several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William Edward, two sons, Edward and Henry, 14 brothers and sisters and a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Aspinall.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. in Calvin United Church with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown.
William (Bill) G. Davis
63, Kitchener, Ont.
William (Bill) G. Davis, 63, of Kitchener, Ont., died peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital on Friday, April 2, 1999.
Born in Sydney, N.S., he was the son of the late Henry and Veronica Davis. An employee of J. M. Schneider Inc. for 38 years, he retired in 1997.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jean (nee Farrell); sons, Bill Jr. and Tim and his wife Rose Marie, all of Kitchener. He will not be forgotten by his granddaughters, Kristy and Calista. Survived by his brother, Patrick and his wife Betty, sisters, Mary Aucoin and Lena Campbell all of Sydney, N.S.
Predeceased by brothers, Francis and Cyril, sisters, Marie, Margaret and Bette, niece, Elaine, nephew, Wally and grandnephew, Dustin.
The family invited relatives and friends to the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener, (519) 742-4481 for visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers Monday at 8:45 p.m. Funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at 1 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.
Arnold Samuel Feder
67, Sacramento, Calif.
Arnold Samuel Feder, 67, of Sacramento, Calif., died Monday, March 22, 1999, at his residence.
Born in Sydney, N.S., he was the son of the late Ephriam and Bella (Gaum) Feder. He was a graduate of Sydney Academy and attended Yeshiva University in New York. At the time of his passing he had retired from the Sacramento Jewish Federation. He had served in this capacity in Vancouver, Seattle and Flint, Mich.
He is survived by his wife, Davida and daughters, Shira Gittleman, Corrine Merksamer and Anne Sayah and his son, Rabbi Baruch Feder; sister, Frances Chatrin. Also survived by 12 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol (Silverman) Feder.
60, North Sydney
Audrey Maxwell, 60, a resident of 6 Park St., North Sydney, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Katherine (MacDonald) MacLean. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Gannon Road, North Sydney.
Surviving are two daughters, Shannon (Mrs. Lloyd Gale), Lynn Maxwell, both of North Sydney; two sons, Lloyd, New Brunswick, Erin, North Sydney; five brothers, Blowers, Eric (Jacqueline), both of Sydney Mines, Clifford (Janette), St. Catharines, Ont., Harvey, Adrian, both of North Sydney; one sister, Evelyn MacLean, Edmonton, Alta.; several grandchildren; good friend, Odie Maxwell.
She was predeceased by one son, Alexander, three brothers, Michael, Eric and Joe.
Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, North Sydney with Rev. Peter Piva officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Sydney.
Catherine Jane (Katie) Cameron
Catherine Jane (Katie) Cameron of Halifax and formerly of Charlottetown, P.E.I. died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the QE 11 Health and Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Jules and Catherine (Martell) Mombourquette.
She is survived by a sister, Martha Morris, Glace Bay and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, E. Gerald Cameron and sisters, Mary and Margaret and brothers, George and William, twins Harry and Natalie and adopted brothers, Jimmie and Nathan Poole.
No visitation. Remains have been cremated and will be taken to Saint Dunstans Basilica, Charlottetown, P.E.I. for burial at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Florence Isabel MacDonnell
92, New Waterford/Deepdale
Florence Isabel MacDonnell died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford.
Born in Broad Cove Banks, Inverness County, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Beaton) MacIsaac. Prior to moving to Westmount, C.B., she resided in Deepdale, Inverness County. Florence will long be remembered for her charity and concern for others. She worked at the Little Flower Institute in Sydney for some time.
Surviving are sons, John Henry, Inverness, Robert (Harriet), Scotchtown, Neil, North Bay, Ont.; daughters, Christine (Mrs. John Mullins), Corner Brook, Nfld., Marcella (Colin Cameron), Sydney, Julia, (Mrs. Frank Leahy), Lake Field, Ont., Ann, (Mrs. Ron MacDougall), Waltham, Mass., Mary (Mrs. Morwood Payne), Warsaw, Ont.; brothers, Dougall Finley, Barry’s Bay, Ont.; sister, Agnes, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Peter and son Rev. Angus Alex, sisters, Maggie Jane, Cassie, Mary Ann and Annie, brothers, Donald Angus, Roddie, Dan Hugh, Dougald, Alex Angus, Campbell and John Archie.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and also Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, followed by the funeral mass at 3 p.m. with the Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, or the Inverness Food Bank.
George Thomas Brewer
George Thomas Brewer, 61, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 106 Victoria Rd., Sydney, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Earl and Violet (McNeil) Brewer. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sydney. He lived in Toronto for a number of years working as a sales representative retiring in 1979. He returned home to Sydney.
He is survived by one son, Lance (Cheryle) Brewer, Victoria, B.C.; one sister, Margaret Bennett, Sydney; one brother, Earl (Shirley) Brewer, Sydney and two grandchildren, Lena and Karley and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Francis Wojeck and Valerie Boudreau.
The late Mr. Brewer will have no visitation. Memorial mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, in St. Theresa’s Church with Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Interment will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Sydney. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Christina (Tena) Brown
91, Sydney Mines
Christine (Tena) Brown, 91, of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of 17 Brown St., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late George and Isabel (Smith) Alderson. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Ruth Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Past Noble Grands Club and a 72-year life member of the Cann Rebekah Lodge receiving her 50-year jewel in 1979.
She worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Goodings Garage retiring at the age of 70.
She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by three daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Tom Arkell), Victoria, B.C., Anne (Mrs. Dan MacLeod), Sydney Mines and Lois (Mrs. John MacLellan), New Glasgow; one son, Bruce (Eva), Winnipeg; one sister, Alunda Serroul, Sydney Mines; one brother, Johnny Alderson, Sydney Mines; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph in 1951.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Brown will be in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Sarah Anne Mullett
Sarah Anne (Sadie) Mullett, 96, of The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, formerly of Sydney River, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at the home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Donald John and Bertha Florence (Yudle) MacPherson, Sydney. She was an adherent of Sydney River United Protestant Church. She was employed at the Cape Breton Hospital for a number of years.
Surviving are her niece, Florence Stewart (MacPherson), nephew, Bill MacPherson and sister-in-laws, Margaret (Peggy) MacPherson and Annie MacPherson and niece and nephew by marriage, Florence MacEachern and Lee Wilson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Mullett and brothers, George, Roderick and Fred MacPherson.
The late Mrs. Mullett will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Alfred E. Smith Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Gladys O’Neil, of Sydney, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie (MacKinnon) Lachowiez. Gladys was a valued member of the Seaview Golf and Country Club, North Sydney.
Surviving are one daughter, Jody (Neil) Campbell, Sydney Mines; three sisters, Helen MacNeil, Gloria (Gerald MacDonald) and Amilda (Gerry) Kelly, all of Sydney; two brothers, Frank Lachowiez, Sydney and Michael (Diane) Lachowiez, Mineville, N.S.; many nieces and nephews and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Cathy O’Neil, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward James O’Neil, her son, Eddie O’Neil, two brothers, Fred Lachowiez and Robert Lachowiez.
There will be no visitation. Memorial mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Rev. A. O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to Palliative Care or charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Rev. Harvey Steele
Rev. Harvey Steele, S.F.M., died peacefully at Scarboro Foreign Mission, Toronto on Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in his 88th year.
Father Harvey was the eldest child of the late Michael Steele and Mary Anne (Sutherland) Steele. He is also predeceased by his sister Evelyn (Steele) MacKinnon. He is the loving brother of Mae McVeigh, Daniel Steele, Angus Steele, Sister Florence Steele (Sisters of St. Martha), Dr. Bernard Steele, Genevieve (Steele) Gromack, Theresa (Steele) Gouthro and Joseph Steele. He is survived by his nieces and nephews.
Father was ordained August 9, 1936, by Bishop James Morrison in Bridgeport, N.S. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University. Father Harvey was a student of the Antigonish co-operative movement, served in the missions in China and the Dominican Republic and was the founder of Interamerican Co-operative Institute in Panama.
He was truly an agent for change, a pioneer of the co-operative movement. Few in life are able to make such a difference in this world. He was a tenacious social reformer who never let realism darken his bright vision of what could be, and whose idealism insisted that the future must be shaped in the here and now through study, work, and sacrifice. He believed that man needs a combination of two virtues, love and justice, in order to be truly human and that salvation must ultimately come from the people themselves. He saw as the calling to all of us, especially to those who as priests and missionaries are potential agents for change, to work together for the creation of the new man and for the qualitatively different society in which man can achieve his full material and spiritual growth.
He will be lovingly remembered by all those whose lives he touched.
Father Harvey will rest at the Scarboro Foreign Mission (2685 Kingston Rd. at Brimley, Toronto), from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, April 9, wake service at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven, St. Augustine Cemetery.