Inez J. Burton
Inez J. Burton, 82, Glenholme, Inverness Co., died May 11, 1999, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Edward R. Phillips and Inez (Nicole) Phillips.
She is survived by her husband Howard; a daughter Jean (George) Goodwin, Harvey Station, N.B.; a son Bev. (Linda) Burton, Glenholme; half-sisters, Sarah (Ray) Stevens, Ont., Helen (Jack) Butts, Mass, Edda (Sewell) Ferguson, Coxheath; half-brother, Stewart (Dorothy) Phillips, Ont.
She was predecesed by brothers, Cecil, Harry, Ernest, Wilbur Menzies; half-brother, Wilbert Phillips and half-sister, Lillian Weir.
Funeral took place in Glenholme.
Bernard Gerard Cheetham
45, Marion Bridge
Bernard Gerard Cheetham, 45, of French Road, Marion Bridge, died Thursday, May 13, 1999 at his residence.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William (Bill) and Elizabeth (Doucette) Cheetham. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by two sons, Dwayne, New Brunswick, Johnnie Brampton, Ontario; five brothers, Kevin (Gloria), New Waterford, Kenny (Lil), Ontario, Keith, Sydney, Joseph (Debbie), Margaree, David (Donna), Sydney; four sisters, Isabel O’Handley, New Waterford, Cecilia (Ted) Boutilier, New Waterford, Diane (Fred) Rae, Brampton, Ontario, Carmel (Collie), Whispering Pines, Mira.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Lisa Marie; two brothers, James and William.
Visitation today (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford.
If heaven doesn’t take me, send me to Loch Lomond.
Terrance "Terry" 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 Alexander. 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.
Thomas Barton Harrison
Thomas Barton Harrison, 69, of Ingonish and formerly of New Waterford, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Peter and Jessica (Mitchell) Harrison. He was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford.
He is survived by three daughters, Lee (Mrs. Kennedy Ashford), Ingonish Beach, Darlene (Mrs. Randy Kingsley), Millford, N.S., Deborah Ann (Mrs. Keith Dowling), Neil’s Harbour; five sons, David Brian, Middleton, N.S. Thomas Barton, Mississauga, Wayne Allison, New Waterford, Kevin Blair, Ingonish Beach, Glenn Peter, Mission, B.C.; sisters, Margaret and Ruth; brothers, Bobby, Ontario, Jimmy, New Brunswick and 14 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son, Garry; brother, Peter and sister, Mary Lewis.
By family request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church, New Waterford with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Colin Willam Frizzell Welsman
Colin William Frizzell Welsman, 66, of Albert Street, Halifax, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at home.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William and Florence (Frizzell) Welsman. He was in the Air Force for 35 years and upon retiring, became a warrant officer. He also worked for an Emergency Response Centre in Victoria, B.C. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Sydney.
Surviving are his wife, the former Nida Malaga, Philippines; daughters, Dianne Welsman, Dartmouth, Katie Hogg, Barrington Passage; sons, Ross, Bedford, Ian, Vancouver, Scott, Victoria, B.C.; sisters, Doreen Caines, Halifax, Donna Bentley, Grand Pre; aunt, Verlie Andrews, Halifax; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth and brother, Bruce.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax.
Russell J. Christmas
Russell J. Christmas, 51, of 22 Micmac Cres., Membertou, passed away at the family residence Friday, April 30, 1999.
Funeral arrangements, incomplete at this time, have been entrusted to T.W. Curry Funeral Home.
Gloria Jean Dollard
Gloria Jean Dollard, 61, widow of Francis Ross Dollard of Canso, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Sadie (Morris) Oaks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Star of Sea Church, Canso.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. Frank Dixon), Canso; son, Francis William, Canso; sisters, Daisy (Mrs. Charles Davidson), Gertie (Mrs. John Mullins), Mary (Mrs. Henry Snooks), Liza (Mrs. Bernie DeCoste), all of Glace Bay; brothers, Kenneth, Glace Bay, Gerald, Halifax, Gordon and James, both of Ontario; a granddaughter, Amanda Lynn.
She was predeceased by one brother and one sister in infancy.
Visitation will be held today (Saturday) 7-9 p.m. at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Star of the Sea Church, Canso with the Rev. Charles Bottie officiating. Burial in Star of the Sea Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.
Michael John (Mickey) Jeffries
68, Smiths Falls
Michael John (Mickey) Jeffries, longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95, passed away suddenly at Smiths Falls on Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, Michael was the son of the late Thomas William Jeffries and Josephine (Walsh) Jeffries.
Survived by special companion, Madeline (Doust) Jeffries; loved father of Rosemarie Jeffries, Smiths Falls, Charles Jeffries, Toronto and Laura-Ann Jeffries, Montreal. Sadly missed by granddaughter Sabrina Whalen, Toronto and two great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mildred MacNiel, Toronto, Sara Callaghan, Toronto, Rose Atwood, Glace Bay and Margaret Jeffries, Toronto; brother-in-law, Fluerette Leduc, Montreal and Jackie (Robert) Leclerc, Montreal. Also sadly missed by nephew, Robert Leduc.
He will be forever the entertainer.
Friends were received at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, Sunday. Funeral service was held in the chapel Monday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m.
In remembrance, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Hugh Alexander Fleming
67, San Antonio, Texas
On Thursday, May 13, 1999, Hugh Alexander Fleming left his earthly home of 67 years to join those of his family and friends who were waiting to greet him on the other side of life.
Born April 20, 1932, in New Waterford, on the beautiful island of Cape Breton, oldest son of Ina and Mariner Fleming, Hugh died Thursday in San Antonio, Tex. following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a Canadian Army Korean war veteran and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 69.
Hugh was a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed terribly and loved forever.
Preceded in death by his parents, survivors include two sons, Ron and Mark, Alberta; two daughters, Angie Fleming, San Antonio, Tex. and a daughter, Maureen Haubrechts, Calgary; one brother, Marnie, Saint John, N.B.; two sisters, Isabel Taylor, Ajax, Ont. and Rene MacLean-Campbell, Sydney River along with five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio as well as in Saint John, N.B., May 26, at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Dufferin Row, with Fr. Jerry White, cousin as celebrant.
Donations may be made in Hugh’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Isabel Kiely, 91, of 26 St. Alban’s Ave., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born at Sydney she was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Dwyer) Brophy.
She is survived by one daughter, Gertrude (Mrs. Archie Spencer), Sydney; one son, Patrick (Marie), New Brunswick; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Ayre, Sydney.
Predeceased by her husband, Matthew; daughters, Mrs. Mary Flannigan, Mrs. Rose Campbell and a son Francis, brothers, Tom, Bill, Vince and Allan; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson and Mrs. Stella Dormody and one great-grandson, James Barron.
Mrs. Kiely will have visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. E. MacDonald officiating.
Donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Howard Stephen MacDonald
86, Balls Creek
Howard Stephen MacDonald, 86, of Balls Creek, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Barrachois Harbour, he was the son of the late Dan R. and Mary (MacSween) MacDonald. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale. Howard worked at the CNR, Round House, Sydney, until its closure. He also worked at the mechanical shop at the CNR terminal wharf until his retirement in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Jean MacNamara; sons, Ronnie (Bernice), Dannie (Patricia), both of Frenchvale; one daughter, Marie, with whom he resided; brothers, Bernard and Hector, both of Sydney; grandchildren, Karen Glencross, Heather Kerr, Derrick Corbett and Glenn Corbett. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Morgan, Laura, Colin and Hailey.
He was predeceased by sisters, Annie, Louise and Margaret, brothers, Rannie, Michael, James and Joseph.
Visitation will take place today, Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Parish, Frenchvale with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Charitable donations may be made to St. Mary’s Parish Building Fund.
Mary Elizabeth Agnes Milley
Mary Elizabeth Agnes Milley, 79, of Mines Road, Donkin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late Angus (Stump) and Janet Rankin (Scott) MacLean. She was a member of St. Lukes United Church, Donkin, a member of the UCW MacIssac unit, a Sunday school teacher for a number of years, youth leader (Explorers).
Survived by son, Wayne (Pat) Milley, Donkin; daughter, Lois, (Jackie) Griffin, Donkin; granddaughter, Mary, (Kevin) Williams, Woodstock, N.B., grandson, James Milley, Rhodes Greece, granddaughter, Tanya Griffin (Jason); grandson, John Griffin. She is also survived by Mr. Donald MacLeod, a lifetime friend and companion for the past 13 years, and his children, Cathy, Sally, Donna Beth, and their families; brothers, Archie, (Martha) Mac Lean, Stanley, (Sarah) MacLean, James (Rodena) MacLean, all of Glace Ray, Fraser (Joan) Mac Lean, Donkin.
She will be sadly missed by her many brothers and sisters; in-laws; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Alexander Milley, twin daughters in infancy, brother, William MacLean.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 21, 1999, at 2 p.m. in St. Lukes United Church, Donkin with the Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, Glace Bay.
Family flowers only.
Memorial donations to St. Lukes United Church, IWK, Cancer society, or charity of your choice.
Charlotte Muise of Foot Cape, Inverness County, formerly of New Waterford, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at home.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Victoria (McIssac) McCarthy. She was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Inverness.
Surviving are her husband, George MacLean; daughters Paulette Keating, Port Hood, Linda MacDonald, River Denny’s, Sharon Muise, Montreal, Betty Walsh, Toronto; sons, James, Inverness, Sheldon, Montreal, Carl Richard, Toronto, Kevin, Edmonton and sister, Stella (Midge Odo), New Waterford. She has 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren along with one niece and five nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Herman Muise, son, John Francis and a grandson, Andrew.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial services was held Saturday, May 15, at Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating.
Mabel Catherine Nicholson
Mabel Catherine Nicholson, 55, of 1036 Coxheath Rd., formerly of 415 Townsend St., Sydney, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Margaret M. (Evans) Nicholson.
She is survived by four sisters, Alma (Joseph) Genter, Dutch Brook, Eileen Wong, Sydney, Margaret (Colin) Beaton, Coxheath, Delores (Cecil) Winnaccott, Ontario; one brother, Terrence Nicholson, Sydney River.
Also survived by friend, Clarence Miles, Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, John (Jackie), three sisters in infancy.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral from Our Lady of Fatima Church, Thursday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care.
Henry L. Roach
Henry L. Roach, 88, of Margaree died Monday, May 17, 1999, at the Cheticamp Hospital.
He was the son of Louisin and Marie (LeForte) Roach of Plateau, Inverness County.
He is survived by one daughter, Marie, Truro; one stepdaughter; and two stepsons; three grandchildren; also a sister, Sophie Ann Roach, Cheticamp; one brother, Joseph, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by first wife, Helen Roach and second wife, Sophie Leblanc; a brother, Victor; sisters, Josephine, Louise, and Judy.
Visitation in Cheticamp Funeral Services, Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral at St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree, Thursday at 2 p.m.
Donations may be made to Rachael’s Place or charity of one’s choice.