The late Mrs. Isabel Kiely, who passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 1999, was also predeceased by a granddaugter Rosanna.
Ethel (Ginger) Kressner
Ethel (Ginger) Kressner, of 17 First St., Sydney Forks, passed away, Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Miranda Davison. Mrs. Kressner arrived in Canada as a young girl where she lived most of her life in British Columbia. She will be remembered as an avid dart player.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Kressner and one sister, Pat Dunn, Vancouver.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Winifred Strong.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford.
The death of Roy MacLeod occurred Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in New Hampshire, U.S.A.
He was born in Glace Bay, the son of the late Jack and Bessie (Samuels) MacLeod. He was employed for 43 years in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire areas and during the summer months Roy spent his holidays in Bencadie, Cape Breton.
He is survived by his wife, Sadie (Currie) MacLeod; sons, John and Scott; daughters, Karen and Donna, all of the USA; brother, Donald (Hopper) MacLeod of Port Morien and sisters, Jean (Michael) Curry and Mary Bisson, both of Glace Bay.
A memorial service for Roy (Veteran of WWII) will be held in Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Saturday, May 22, 1999, at 2 p.m. with Rev. P. Clifford Bisson officiating.
Hector James MacNeil
Hector James MacNeil, 72, of Pat Street, Sydney, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Michael and Sadie (MacNeil) MacNeil of Sydney. He was a member of the Dolphin Scuba Diving Club and an instructor in his earlier years. He also immensely enjoyed horses, harness racing and his summer home in Grand Narrows. Mr. MacNeil retired from Coca-Cola in 1989 and prior to working there, he was employed as a plant manager at Havelock Home Bottling Company for more than 30 years.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Mary Murphy; four sons, Michael (Katherine Ann) MacNeil, Sydney, Leonard (Carol Ann) MacNeil, St. John’s, Nfld., Ralph (Bernadette) MacNeil, Moncton, N.B. and Robert (Lisa) MacNeil, Mississauga, Ont.; three sisters, Mrs. Marie MacKinnon, Boston, Marguerite Ryan, Shenacadie, Ronalda, Sydney; one brother, Clinton (Mildred) MacNeil; eight grandchildren, Karol Ann (Chris) Morrison, Kelly Lynn, Chad, Paula, Ian, Geoffrey, Michael and Laura MacNeil.
Predeceased by a daughter, Paula Marie and a brother, Donald A.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacNeil will be held today (Thursday), May 20, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Sydney with the Rev. Leonard MacKinnon officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
John Thomas Matthews
65, Sydney Mines
John Thomas Matthews, 65, of 104 Ocean St., Sydney Mines, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Jack and Jessie (MacMullin) Matthews. He was a member of St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines. Tom worked at Devco for 33 years upon his retirement in July of 1986. Free time he had after loving his family was spent hunting and fishing.
Tom was survived by his wife, Irene (Marsh); three sons, Michael (Paula Hawkins), Lenny and Brian (Lisa), all of Sydney Mines; four daughters, Karen (Mrs. Shaun MacKinnon), Dale, Rhonda (Raymond Fahey), all of Sydney Mines, Gail, Toronto; also survived by one sister, Agnes Bradley, North Sydney.
Better known as Poppy to his eight grandchildren he spent much of his time with them.
Predeceased by one sister, Kaye Elliott.
He will be sadly missed by sons-in-law and daughters-in-law; nieces and nephews and friends who loved him dearly.
Visitation will take place Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
George David McGee
George David McGee, after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in his 62nd year.
Beloved husband of Margaret Ann (Gardiner) McGee, London. Loving father of Bonnie McGee Grube, Dutton, Robin McGee Grube, London, Andrea Gaber, Germany, Neil, Bill, and Leanna McGee, at home. Also survived by sisters, Patricia and her husband Alex Madore, London, Annastasia Martin and Valarie Kees, New Brunswick, Mildred and her husband Alfie Charlesworth, Elaine and her husband Maynard McGuigan, Lillian and her husband Robert Sparling and Gloria Ann Hooper, all of Sydney, N.S., and by brothers, Fred and his wife Sheila Tobin, Murray Tobin, Glace Bay, N.S., Richard and his wife Anita Heighton-Tobin, New Glasgow, N.S., Miles MacNeil, Collinwood, N.S.
Predeceased by brother, Vincent, Mississauga, Ont.
He was a member of the first and second Battalion of the RCR and of the No. 7 CAFA, London.
Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London. On Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Michael’s Church, 515 Cheapside St., London, Saturday 10 a.m. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. Prayers Friday evening at 7 o’clock A legion service will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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 two brothers, John (Jackie) and Gerald, 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.
Bernadette Hazel Angel
Bernadette Hazel Angel, 74, of Windsor Street, Sydney, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late City A. and Ann MacMillan. She was an adherent of Trinity United Church.
She is survived by one son, William (Marilyn), Sydney; one sister, Mabel Rodatz, Moose Jaw, Sask.; two brothers, Charles, Moose Jaw, Sask. and Herbert, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, three brothers, John, Wilfred, City.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Alan McIntosh officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
She will be sadly missed by family and friends and all her bingo buddies.
Sarah Agnes Barker
A memorial service for the late Sarah Agnes Barker of Needham, Mass. who passed away April 18, 1999, will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Framboise Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 2 p.m. Burial in St. Andrew’s Church Cemetery, Framboise, after the service.
77, North Sydney
Anna Blufarb, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Anna was a Holocaust survivor and a long time member of North Sydney. She was well known throughout the community. She had given several talks and interviews about her Holocaust experience to schools, newspapers, magazines and television. She also provided her testimony to Steven Spielberg’s “Survivors of the SHOAH Foundation.”
She was predeceased by her husband, Rivhard Blufarb and by her entire immediate family who were victims of the Holocaust.
She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her two surviving sons, Benjamin and Frederick and also by her granddaughter, Dana and her daughter-in-law, Lynn.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care or charity of choice.
Margaret (Ruby) Hodder
Margaret (Ruby) Hodder, 78, of Royal Avenue, Sydney, died suddenly Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the youngest daughter of the late Malcolm and Katherine (MacDonald) Robertson. She was a former employee of the Glace Bay Telephone Company. She was a member of First United Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harvey; three daughters, Paula (Don) Orazietti, Sault Ste. Marie, Corinne (Peter) Malloy, Halifax, Laura (Brian) Magennis, Toronto. Also survived by sister and best friend, Mary Robertson; five grandsons, David, Paul and Anthony Orazietti, Andrew Malloy, Liam Magennis; three granddaughters, Katie Orazietti, Alanna Hodder, Kirsten Malloy; three sisters, Mary Robertson, Annie Morgan, Chris (Charles) Mason; one brother, John Robertson and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, Keith, two sisters, Katie (George) MacDonald, Catherine (Angie) MacDonald, three brothers, Charles, Roddie and Danny.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place at the First United Church Saturday 3 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Church Memorial Fund.
Daniel Cameron (Donie) LeVatte
Daniel Cameron (Donie) LeVatte, Kings Road, Sydney, died peacefully on Thursday, May 2O, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney River on Nov. 2, 1920, he was the eldest son of the late Harry Charles Vernon and Margaret (Carmichael) LeVatte.
Donie was a founding member of LeVatte Construction Limited, devoting his life to the construction company. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, serving overseas during World War Two. He received an honourable discharge in 1946 and was the recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Service medal. He was also a member of the East Bay Legion, Branch 151.
Those who knew Donie will remember him for his kindness and his love for living.
He was a loving and devoted father, survived by four daughters, Margaret (Peggy) LeVatte (Kevin McCormack), Star LeVatte-O’Neill (James O’Neill), Mary Catherine LeVatte (Barry Nagy), Suzannah MacDonald (Bruce MacDonald). Also left to mourn are 10 grandchildren, Daniel and Seamus O’Neill; Matthew, Brendan, Kevin Luke and Justin McCormack; Charles, Emily, Lucy and Bruce MacDonald. He is also survived by his wife, Margaret Ferguson, brother, Charles LeVatte, sisters, Katherine MacIntosh (Halifax), Betty Dedrick and caregiver, Patricia Briand and by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, William and Harry.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, Sydney. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 23 at the Memorial Chapel at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. Doug Pillsworth officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Healthcare Complex, Palliative Care Services.
Leonard Penney, of 52 St. Thomas Ave., Mira Road, passed away Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born at Holyrood, Nfld., he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann (Doyle) Penney. He worked for 31 years for the Sydney Steel Corp., retiring in 1976.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Neary; three daughters, Rita (Mike) MacIsaac, Sydney River, Madonna (Wayne) Rintoul, Kitchener, Ont., Mary, Edmonton, Alta.; two sons, Tom (Brenda), Waterloo, Ont., Leonard Jr., at home; one brother, Dominic (Mary), Holyrood, Nfld.; grandchildren, Julie (Gord) MacLaughlin, Tom and Jim Penney, Jim Saunders, Kitchener Waterloo, Nicole Penney, Edmonton, Maureen and Renee MacIsaac, Sydney River and a great-grandchild, Jessica Lynn MacLaughlin, Kitchener.
He was predeceased by a sister, Florence and brothers, Chris, Leo, Patrick, Tom and Ben.
The late Mr. Penney will have no visitation. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Heart Church, Mira Road with the Rev. G. MacPherson officiating. Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Donations may be made to the Immaculate Heart Parish Fund, Mira Road.