George Anthony Ferguson
George Anthony Ferguson, 47, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in a house fire at Island Lake, Man.
Formerly of River Bourgeois, Cape Breton, George was raised from the age of four years by Margaret and Cletus Landry of River Bourgeois. Later George moved to Halifax and worked construction (drywall). George was also a member of the Seafarers International Union and sailed on foreign going vessels to many countries around the world on Canadian merchant vessels.
In the mid-70s George moved to Snow Lake, Man. and worked in the mines. Later George took a course in airplane maintenance and worked at Island Lake, Man., maintaining bush planes until his death.
There will be a memorial service for George at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, River Bourgeois, Cape Breton at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999.
James Bracen MacKenzie
78, Point Aconi
James Bracen (Pat) MacKenzie, 78, of Point Aconi Road, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late James Scott and Dolena (MacRae) MacKenzie. He was an adherent of the United Church of Canada and was retired from Marine Atlantic in North Sydney.
He is survived by three daughters, Joan Scott, Sydney, Elaine Camus, Ontario, Helen David, Sydney; son, David, Florence; five sisters, Ada MacKenzie, Halifax, Elsie MacLean, North Sydney, Murdella Young, Sydney, Priscilla MacKenzie and Irene Ferguson, both of Toronto; two brothers, Earl and Percy, both in George’s River; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sons, Roy and William, brothers, Fulton and Floyd and sister, Grace MacKinnon.
Visitation will be in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sunday, from 4-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.
Pauline (McIvor) Nearing
Pauline (Polly) Nearing, 60, of 69 Oceanview, Dominion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Stanton Regional Hospital, Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Marie (Dezagiacomo) McIvor. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport.
Beloved wife of Charles Nearing and loving mother of Chuck (Lena), Saskatchewan, Paul (Aline), Dominion, Rod (Lynn), Ontario and Theresa (Kevin) Brooks, Yellowknife; sisters, Cathy (Jim) Hill, Theresa McIvor, both of Dominion; brothers, Fred (Michelle) McIvor, Glace Bay, John (Wendy) McIvor, New Waterford; grandmother of Erin, Tristan, Courtney, Jynelle, Bryton, Iain and Paulina. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and a special niece, Kendra Hill Davis. She will also be fondly remembered by aunts, Josephine Petrella, Dominion, Cleo McIntyre, Glace Bay, Kay MacPhee, New Waterford and Kay O’Neill, Glace Bay and uncle and aunt, Mike and Chris Dezagiacomo.
Mrs. Nearing was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Marie McIvor and sister, Irene.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Nearing will be held Saturday, May 15, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Lester Marchand officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport.
“what we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever”
Catherine Ann Campbell
78, New Waterford
Catherine Ann Campbell, 78, of New Waterford passed away on May 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late John Murdock and Katie Bell (Chisholm) Kennedy. She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, River Ryan. She was a employed with Eaton’s of New Waterford and Woolworth’s of New Waterford and Sydney and she was the manager of the Red Grill in the Woolco many years. Mrs. Campbell was involved with the JOY program for several years.
She is survived by three sisters, Gerry Ryan, of Victoria Mines, Isabel Kavanaugh, Dartmouth and Wilena Oliver of Norwood, Mass.; three brothers, Blaise Kennedy with whom she resided, David of Dominion and Joseph of Ontario.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, George Campbell and two sisters, Mary Sarah and Emma (Mrs. Stanley Fraser).
There will be no visitation by request. Family viewing will take place Tuesday morning. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the St. Michael’s Church with Fr. Lester Marchand officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations can be made to St. Michael’s Cemetery Fund.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Pummer Ave., New Waterford.
Terrance Alexander Clements
Terrance “Terry” Alexander Clements, peacefully at home on Sunday, May 16, 1999, in his 47th year.
Beloved son of Tom and Chris Clements. Loving father of Erin Elizabeth, Daniel Thomas, and Mika. Dear grandson of Jessie MacLennan of New Victoria, Cape Breton. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and his many friends. The family wish to thank all Terry’s friends for their support during his illness.
The family will receive friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), (905) 428-8488, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass on Thursday, May 20, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 1122 Finch Ave., Pickering, at 11 a.m. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a scholarship fund in Terry’s name. C/O Pickering High School, 180 Church St., North Ajax, Ontario.
Gordon E. Keagan
75, North Sydney
Gordon E. Keagan, 75, a resident of West St., North Sydney, passed away Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Abbott and Elizabeth (Parks) Keagan. Gordon had been employed as a miner and a stevedore with C.N. Marine for a number of years, but spent most of his life working as a steel rigger in the construction industry. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
He was a loving husband to his wife, the former Clara Dominey; loving father and grandfather to, daughter, Debbie (Mrs. Robert Jackson), North Sydney; granddaughters, Benita and Heather; loving brother of sisters, Jean (Mrs. Nathan Keeping), Nan (Mrs. Joseph Devoe), both of North Sydney, Elsie (Mrs. Harry Whalen), Halifax, Catherine (Mrs. Lawrence Doucette), Dartmouth, Abbie (Mrs. Ron Hawco), Sydney; brothers, Earl, British Columbia, Kenny, Texas, Emmanuel, North Sydney.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Abbie, Lawrence, Reginald, William, Lloyd.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the N.S. Lung Association, St. Anne de Boupre Shrine, Shrine to St. Jude or any charity.
Alice Elizabeth MacLeod
Alice Elizabeth MacLeod, 85, of Frederick Street, Sydney, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Church) Taylor. She was a member of the Salvation Army Whitney Pier Citadel and a life member of the Home League. She was a volunteer at the S.A. Thrift Store.
She is survived by one daughter, Joan (William) Bowers, Ontario; one son, Walter, Sydney; two brothers, George and Tom, both of Sydney; two grandchildren, Debbie and David; one great-granddaughter, Christine.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh; one sister, Nellie Taylor; one brother, Harry.
There was visitation held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Capt. Rex Paddock officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Flora "Flo" MacMillan
Flora (Flo) MacMillan of Catalone passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the home of Willena and Alvin Ross, Blacketts Lake.
A daughter of the late Dan and Flora (MacDonald) MacLean, she taught school for 32 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Catalone, and active in all church affairs. She was treasurer of Loch End Cemetery for many years and a member of the MacLeod Auxiliary, Atlantic Mission Society, Mira Ferry and Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
Flo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Don Cameron, Louisbourg, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruby MacMillan of Glace Bay and numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roddie, in 1988; brother, Neil MacLean; sister, Christine MacKeigan; step-mother, Lena MacLean; step-sister, Christine O’Neill and step-brother, Ernest Bishop.
The body will rest at W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg with visitation on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. James Presbyterian Church, Catalone with Rev. Neil McLean and Pastor John Lyons officiating. Interment will be in Loch End Cemetery.
Charitable donations may be made in Flo’s memory to the General Fund, Loch End Cemetery, St. James Presbyterian Church or any charity of your choice.
84, North Sydney
Rose MacNeil, age 84, a resident of Stanley St., North Sydney, passed away Sunday, May 16, 1999 at Ross Ferry.
Born in North Sydney she was a daughter of the late Roderick and Laura (Jackson) Steele.
Rose enjoyed many aspects of life, but the love of her life was her family. She was a special “Auntie Rose” to her nieces and nephews. She was an avid hockey fan and a season ticket holder at Centre 200 starting with the Oilers, and ending at the completion of the regular season this year.
Rose was a member of St. Joseph Church, North, Sydney, a life member of the Branch 19, Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and for a number of years was a member of the St. Joseph’s Parish Centre Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Hec; one son, Leonard (Marilyn), North Sydney; daughters, Pauline (Mrs. Tom Taylor), Ross Ferry and Laurnice (Mrs. Roy MacLeod), North Sydney; four grandchildren, Lisa and Jennifer Taylor and Ian and Kyle MacLeod; one brother, Russell (Rose), Sydney; one sister, Willena (Mrs. Jack Stagg), North Sydney; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, Ronald (Bunny) and two sisters, Joyce and Myrtle.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Myrtle Annie Elizabeth Newell
82, Glace Bay
Myrtle Annie Elizabeth Newell, 82, of 140 Dominion Street and formerly of Foundary Street, Glace Bay, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Classandra (Jewell) Morrison. Mrs. Newell was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay, a member of Epworth Russell Unit UCW, Sunday school teacher in her earlier years, a Mission Band Leader, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Glace Bay, Jubilee Rebekah Lodge and a CGIT leader.
Survived by her husband Jordan; sons, Gerald (Mary), Franklyn, Mass., Andrew “Andy” (Marilyn), with whom she resided with the past ten years in Glace Bay, Allan (Dorothy), London, Ontario; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Milley Wadden, Glace Bay.
Predeceased by granddaughter, Myrtle Ann; brothers, George, Andrew and James.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 18, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in the Patten funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in Epworth United Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to Epworth United Church Memorial Fund.
There will be a service for the Order of Eastern Star at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Derrick Robinson, age 12, of Ingonish, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away on Saturday, May l4, 1999, at the IWK Hospital, Halifax, surrounded by family.
He was born in Sydney and was a Grade 5 student at the Ingonish Beach Consolidated School. Derrick will be missed by his many family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Fernandez, exceptional IWK nurses and staff at 6th floor and ICU (especially Holly, Sher, Estel, and Jillian). Cousin Donalda was also there to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his mother and father, Arlene and George; sister Allison; grandparents, Theresa and George, Nannie Hines, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by cousin Allan.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish, with Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund or to the IWK Hospital.
Edgar Charles Alexander Swain
Edgar Charles Alexander Swain, of Halifax, passed away peacefully, May 16, 1999, in the Q.E. II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 69.
Born October 10, 1929, in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, he was the youngest son of the late James and Rena (Oliver) Swain. He taught school for a number of years in Point Tupper before becoming a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He later worked for the Dept. of Highways in Sydney and Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Halifax. He retired in 1989 after working with Revenue Canada.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 36 years Lois (MacKinnon) Swain and his three children, Roy (Christina), Sackville, Helen, Sackville, and Glenda at home; six grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, James, Cameron, Emily and Laughlin; brothers, Roy, Port Hastings, Lester, Port Hawkesbury, Earl, North Sydney; sisters, Myrta (Butts), Glace Bay, Jean (Mrs. Doug Gray), Halifax, Glenda (Mrs. Curtis Langley), Halifax.
He was predeceased by brother Henry and sister Kaye.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. The body will then be transferred to Haverstocks Funeral Home in Port Hawkesbury where visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Marks United Church, Port Hawkesbury, Linda Townsend officiating. Burial will take place in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Point Tupper Heritage, Diabetes Association or Charity of your choice.