Margaret (Rudy) Hodder
Margaret (Rudy) 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 Lee (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.
95, Loch Lomond (Mt. Auburn)
Mamie MacDonald, 95, of Loch Lomond (Mt. Auburn), passed away peacefully, Friday, May 21, 1999, at her home.
Born in Loch Lomond, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (MacDonald) Holmes. She was a valued member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Loch Lomond and the Loch Lomond Heritage Association.
She is survived by two sons, James (Genora), at home, Angus (Sharon), St. Peter’s; grandson, Kenneth (Lynn), Halifax; sister, Nellie MacDonald, Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Allen, brother, George Holmes, sisters, Dolena Ferguson and Margaret Dugan.
Mrs. MacDonald will have visitation from 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s. Funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. in the Calvin Presbyterian Church, Loch Lomond.
Clarence J. (Carnie) MacLean
75, North Sydney
Clarence James (Carnie) MacLean, 75, a resident of Queen Street, North Sydney, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Murdock James and Jennie (Haggett) MacLean. He owned and operated MacLean’s Jewellery Store in North Sydney until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Canadian Army. He was a former commodore of the Northern Yacht Club, a member of Branch No. 19 Royal Canadian Legion, member of the Cape Breton Shriners, a former member of the North Sydney Kinsmen Club and K-40.
Surviving are his wife, Jean (Hingley); one daughter, Candace (Mrs. Wayne Sarty), Sydney Forks, N.S.; one son, Kenneth (Sharon), Ottawa; one sister, Theresa Malanka, Sydney Mines; three grandchildren, Katie, Jen and Bretton.
He was predeceased by three brothers, George, Kenneth and Russell, three sisters, Mamie, Freda and Vivian.
Visitation Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines with the Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Thomas Joseph Sharpe
Thomas Joseph Sharpe, 70, of Bateston, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 21, 1999, after a battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Albert and Josephine (Gillian), both from Newfoundland. He was employed at the Fortress of Louisbourg for 28 years and was president of Local 80018 until his retirement. He had been president of the Bateston Athletic Club since it was incorporated in 1969. He was an honourary fireman of the Bateston Volunteer Fire Department and president of the Main-a-Dieu Credit Union from 1973-1981. He enjoyed playing lob-ball, darts, curling, bowling and playing cards. Tom was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Main-a-Dieu.
Tom is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Ward); two daughters, Cavelle (Mrs. Hector Baldwin), Donna (Mrs. Craig Nicholson), Bateston; four sons, Ronald, Louisbourg, Albert (Pattie), Ontario, Harvey (Debbie), Bateston, Bruce (Nancy), Howie Centre; one brother, William, Ontario; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Farmsworth, Ontario, Mrs. Dorothy Meada, Glace Bay, Mrs. Mary (Foster ) Wadden; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by three sisters, Clara, Verena and Mrs. Myrthle Wadman.
Visitation will take place at the Immaculate Conception Church in Main-a-Dieu today (Saturday) May 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Burial Sunday, May 23 at 12 p.m. with Fr. Peter Leblanc officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favourite charity.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.
James Everett Carroll
James Everett Carroll, 58, of 33 Aspen Grove, Silverwood Estates, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Truro, Colchester County, he was the son of the late Noyes and Albina (MacDonald) Carroll. Mr. Carroll was a retired member of the RCMP serving for 27 years in Fredericton, Minto, Chipman, Miramichi, New Brunswick and Sydney, Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He was an active supporter of Cape Breton culture and a valued member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association as a musician for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Carroll, Chipman, N.B., Scott (Michelle) Pepin and two grandchildren, Keswick, Ont.; two brothers, David N. (Olly) Carroll, Five Islands, Colchester County and Gerry (Mary) Carroll, Moncton, N.B.; one sister, Pat (Jack) Beach of Truro, N.S.; several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at 3 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Fr. George MacInnis officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Elais Mahanna Hajjar
Elias Mahanna Hajjar, 82, of Sydney, formerly of Zahle, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Zahle, Lebanon, he was the eldest son of the late Mahanna and Nabiha (Richa) Hajjar. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sydney. Elias came to Canada in 1951. For over thirty years he and his wife operated the O.K. Ladies Wear in Sydney Mines. Also, he was a well known entrepreneur in many other businesses. He was a long standing member with the St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Society. He was also a third degree member of the 1060 Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Hajjar is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Amelia (Wardia) Khattar; one brother, Joseph (Ruth) Hajjar, Sydney; three sisters, Lorice (Arthur) Rahey, North Sydney, Josephine Kfoury and Juliette Saker, both of Lebanon.
He was predeceased by one brother, Michael; three sisters, Mabel Napkie, Elizabeth Webb, Adma Abounawom.
He will be sadly missed and always remembered by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
The late Mr. Hajjar will have visitation on Monday (today) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa’s Church with Father A. MacDougall officiating, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Dr. Peter J. Schwinghamer
Dr. Peter J. Schwinghamer, 52, passed away peacefully at home in Halifax, N.S., on Saturday May 22, 1999.
Peter leaves to celebrate his life; Sandra, his wife, and their sons Timothy and Steven.
Over the years many young people, a number of whom were refugees, were included in their family circle.
Peter was the youngest child and only son of Alphonse and Adela Schwinghamer, Calgary. His dear mother predeceased him in 1994. Peter leaves four wonderful sisters; Muriel Kuchinson (Henry), Edmonton; Lorna Oel (Adam) and Mary Hagel (Ted - deceased), Calgary, Joan Cox in California and all of their precious children and grandchildren.
Peter enjoyed close friendships with his Nova Scotia relatives Donna and John Trussler, mother-in-law Jennie MacKinnon, beloved Aunt Ruth Krumrine, Mr. Russell MacKinnon and Mr. H. John MacKinnon. Peter will be missed by Crystal and Joshua Mackie.
Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and his Masters and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. He worked for the Canadian Wildlife Service as Assistant Regional Limnologist during his Masters studies. For many years he worked as a senior research scientist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He worked at both the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre (St. John’s, Newfoundland.) During those years he held positions of Honorary Professor, Newfoundland Institute of Cold Ocean Science and Adjunct Professor, Biology Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Peter served as the Deputy Editor of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Peter worked as one of the two Canadian representatives on the Benthos Ecology Working Group of the International Council for the Exploration of the sea, advising member states and the ICES Secretariat for years. Peter a devout Catholic, enjoyed many dimensions of life including playing; classical guitar, astronomy, camping, canoeing and caving.
Friends and colleagues are: invited to join the family in prayer at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Snow’s Funeral home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, with visitation hours extending from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Brunswick St. Rev. Father George Leach, S.J. celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests a charitable donation to Canadian Jesuits International, Box 31O29, Willow West Mall, Guelph, Ont. N1H 9Z9. In accordance with Peter’s wishes, his body will be cremated.
William J. Stubbert
72, Bras d'Or
William James Stubbert, 72, of 346 St. James Rd., Bras d’Or and formerly of Point Aconi, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 23, 1999, surrounded by his family at the Northside General Hospital.
He was the son of the late Alexander and Lucy (Cadwell) Stubbert. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was a retired fisherman and miner.
He is survived by his companion Marie King; four daughters, Carol Ann (Mrs. Bruce Bragg), Sydney Mines, Nancy (Mrs. James Jessome), Bras d’Or, Deborah, Point Aconi, Beverly (Mrs. John Campbell), Sydney Mines; four sons, Leonard, Danie, Bruce and William C., all of Point Aconi. Also surviving are three sisters, Ann Devoe, George’s River, Priscilla MacInnes, North Sydney, Rose Rudderham, Florence; brothers, George, St. James Rd., Matthew, Florence; his ex-wife Bernetta Stubbert and 15 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Keith in 1968; an infant daughter and his brother Alex Stubbert in 1995.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Murray Crowe officiating. Burial will be in the Point Aconi Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Palliative Care Society.
John Joseph Currie
John Joseph Currie, 77, of 960 Little Pond Road, Florence, passed away peacefully, Monday, May 24, 1999, surrounded by his family at Northside General Hospital.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (MacNeil) Currie. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Parish, Florence and a retired police officer after 33 years of service with the Sydney Mines Police Department holding the rank of deputy chief. He was a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association and a member of the Sydney Mines Funband.
Mr. Currie is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, the former Agnes (Boutilier) Currie; two sons, Joe (Clare) Currie, Bras d’Or, Bert (Donna) Currie, North Sydney; three daughters, Margaret (Dannie) Campbell, Sydney, Deanna (Craig) Deveaux, Glace Bay and Paula (John) Legatto, Sydney Mines.
He was predeceased by one brother, Tony, two sisters, Sarah and Theresa.
“Poppy” will be sadly missed and always remembered by his eight grandchildren, Morgan, Joseph, Sean, Andie, Ben, Johnnah, Taylor and Mitchel.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, May 27, at 10 a.m. St. Stephen’s Parish, Florence, N.S.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice.
We will always love and miss you “Poppy.”
Frank D. Dicks
66, North Sydney
Frank Dominic Dicks, 66, a resident of 8 Moulton Ave., North Sydney, died suddenly, Friday, May 21, 1999, in Thompson, Man.
Born in Belloram, Nfld., he was a son of the late Uriah and Frances (Dominix) Dicks. He was employed as a chief engineer with Marine Atlantic for 41 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member and Past Grand Master of LOL, Fulton Lodge, North Sydney. Past Grand Master of the Orange Lodge in Nova Scotia, Past Grand Preceptor of the Royal Black Preceptory. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Surviving is his wife, Rose Marie (Williams); sons, William (Wanda), George’s River, Frank Jr. (Jamie), Shawn (Kim), both of Thompson, Man., Roger, Scarborough, Ont.; daughter, Sharon, North Sydney; two brothers, Thomas, St. John’s, Nfld, Ray, Portugal Cove, Nfld.; six grandchildren, Katie, Frankie, Theresa, Brandon, Matthew and Miranda.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine.
Visitation in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
George William Hopewell
91, Glace Bay
George William Hopewell, 91, of 86 Nolan’s Lane and formerly of Reservoir Avenue, Glace Bay, died Monday, May 24, 1999, at his residence.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late George and Sarah (Shaw) Hopewell. Mr. Hopewell was a veteran of the Second World War. He worked in the coal mines for 40 years until he retired. He was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. He was a member of Branch 5 Royal Canadian Legion, Donkin. He played in the Salvation Army Band and the Donkin Band and played several years with the Legion Band in Sydney Mines. Mr. Hopewell is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife, Edith (Duffett) Hopewell; daughter, Shirley (Isaac) Chermin, Halifax; sons, Howard (Carol Ann), Halifax and Harry (Lynn), Gabarus, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by three sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 25, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Maj. Baggs officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
His tolerance, patience and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He had only two vices, his love of music and his live of fishing
Simon David LaRade
Simon David LaRade, 86, of Plateau, Inverness County, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (Bourgeois) LaRade. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp.
He is survived by one son, Roger (Alberte), Plateau; daughters, Doris (Mrs. Clifford Roach), Mississauga, Ont., Irma LaRade, Sandra (Mrs. Brad Postlethwaite), both of Sydney; two brothers, Wilfred, Plateau and David, Vancouver; grandchildren, Frankie Roach, Donna Josiak, Melissa LaRade, Leanne LaRade, Samantha Postlethwaite.
Predeceased by wife, Marie Annie Roach, sisters, Marie Helene Luedee, Elizabeth Harper, Lucie LaRade, Zabine LaRade.
Funeral is 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Interment in parish cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to IWK Grace Health Hospital, Halifax.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
74, North Sydney
John David (Jerry) MacIntosh, 74, a resident of 102 Pleasant St., North Sydney, died Monday, May 24, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Bras d’Or, he was a son of the late Norman and Katherine (Nicholson) MacIntosh.
Jerry was a carpenter all his life working alongside his father and brothers since the start of Norman MacIntosh and Sons 55 years ago. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Canadian Army. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, the former Constance (Connie) Doucette; two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Bernie O’Rourke), Halifax, Sandra (Mrs. Wayne LeMoine), Barrington Passage, N.S.; two sons, Ian (Darlene), Halifax and Glen (Cheryl), North Sydney; 11 grandchildren, Erin, Liam, Heather, Sasha, Alexandra, Andrew, Dana, Meagan, Adam, Corey, Davey Joe; three sisters, Grace (Mrs. Wilfred Bornais), North Sydney, Gertrude, Bras d’Or, Betty (Mrs. Bill Baird), Calgary; brothers, Joseph, Bras d’Or and Peter, Shawville, Quebec.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Mary, Yvonne, Joan Norma and three brothers, John Luke, Anthony and Norman.
Visitation will be 7-9 this evening in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the N.S. Society for Autistic Children or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
J. (Blair) Munroe
48, Glace Bay
J. (Blair) Munroe, 48, of 64 Connaught Ave., Glace Bay, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of John W. Munroe and the late Remigius (MacNeil) Munroe. Blair was a former resident of Reserve Mines. At one time he was employed with various companies including the Heavy Water Plant in Glace Bay, National Sea and oil riggs in Alberta. Blair was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Reserve Mines. He really enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his fiance, Shelly Fraser and her two daughters, Amanda and Cindy; son, Kyle Blair Munroe, Glace Bay; two brothers, Calder Munroe, Stratford, Ont., and Wayne Munroe, Eastern Passage, Dartmouth; two sisters, Helen Tatlock, New Waterford and Nadine Oliver, Reserve Mines.
Blair was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Munroe.
Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation to follow.
As an expression of sympathy to Blair, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
John E. Rossos
John F. Rossos, 77, of 1018 Westmount Rd., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 23, 1999.
Born in Stellarton, N.S., he was the son of the late Nicholas and Emma (Diamond) Rossos. He was employed by Maritime Tel & Tel for 42 years, retiring in 1985. He was a life member and past president of the telephone pioneers of Canada, a member and past president of the Kiwanis Sydney Golden K Club, a past president of the Westmount Golden Oldies Club and a member of the Harbourside Seniors Club. He enjoyed bowling, music and playing cards. John was a member of Westmount United Church.
John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Viola (MacKinnon); two daughters, Lynne (Ron Reid), Sydney and Dianne (David Rutherford), St. Peter’s; three grandchildren Shelly and Jonathan Reid and Kris Rutherford. Also surviving is a brother, George (Evelyn), Sydney; a sister, Margaret Harrington, Alberta and number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 26, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Westmount United Church with Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Westmount United Church Memorial Fund or a favourite charity.
Theodore Edward Sophocleous
34, Brantford, Ont.
Word has been received that Theodore Edward Sophocleous has passed away in Brantford, Ont. Funeral services will be held in Ontario.