Catherine Josephine Burke
Josephine Burke, 80, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Christmas Island and Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary Sarah (MacKenzie) Gillis. She was a member of St. Barra’s Parish, Christmas Island and formerly St. Anne’s Parish, Glace Bay.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A.; one sister, Mps. Theresa Munroe, North Sydney; two brothers, Howard, Arizona and Joe Vincent, Toronto; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary C. Tannhauser, three brothers, Archie, Gussie and A.J. and three sisters, Flora, Theresa and Veronica.
The late Mrs. Burke will have no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
91, Moncton, N.B.
The death of Albert Dillon, 91, of Moncton, occurred at K.E. Spencer Memorial Home, Moncton, on Monday, May 24, 1999.
Born in Round Island, Cape Breton, N.S., he was a son of the late Henry and Oressa (Spencer) Dillon.
A car and tire dealer for 45 years in Sydney, N.S. he lived in Sydney most of his life and retired in 1978. He was a member of the First United Baptist Church in Sydney, N.S. as well as a member of the Wisemen’s Club, Golden Key Kiwana’s Club and Rotary International. A historian, he donated his family and historical records to the Sydney Historical Society.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Louis A.) McGinn, Lower Coverdale, N.B.; four grandchildren, Jay (Debra), Greg (Rebecca), David and Jill McGinn; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Tanisha McGinn; a special friend, Gladys Peach, Sydney, N.S. and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Netta McMillan, brothers, Spencer and George and sisters, Leonora and Winnifred.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist Church in Sydney, N.S. with a reception to follow in the church hall. Arrangements in care of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, N.B.
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 was 7-9 on Tuesday evening in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held today at 11 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. Society for Autistic Children or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Camillus (Cookie) MacQuarrie
Cookie MacQuarrie, of 61 Harrison Ave., Sydney, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a short illness.
Born at Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Elliott) MacKinnon. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish and was a long time member of the parish CWL. She was also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Dolores DeGernier, Howie Centre; one son, David (Janice) and a granddaughter, Lisa, all of Langley, B.C. and a grandson, David, Howie Centre. She is also survived by one sister, Rosella Boese, St. Catharines, Ont.; one brother, Joseph MacKinnon, Sydney Mines and also by her special niece, Joanne Armstrong and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Duncan in 1990 and a number of brothers and sisters.
Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Parkview Chapel. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Janet (Jennie) Mawhinney
Janet (Jennie) Mawhinney, 90, of 30 West St., Donkin, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Sarah (Ninsit) Cherrie. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church, Le Preau, N.B.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha (Mrs. Cameron Simmonds), Donkin; sister, Peggy Johnson, Sydney; also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Garfield Mawhinney, brother, Bob Cherrie, sisters, Grace MacMillon, Kate MacDougall, twin sisters, Wilhelmina Shaw and Stella Porter.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday), May 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jennifer Smart officiating.
< The body of the late Mrs. Janet Mawhinney will be transferred to Brenan’s Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Rd., Saint John, N.B. for burial Saturday, May 29, 1999.
Family flowers only.
Anne (Butch) Michalik
61. London, Ontarion
Anne Michalik passed away Sunday, May 23, 1999, in London, Ont.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Dan MacLeod and Kay Denittis. She was a dedicated wife and mother who loved animals and supported the SPCA in London, Ont.
Anne is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gus and four sons, Gus Jr., Steve, David and Michael, all of London, Ont.; and three grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place in London, Ont. Memorial service to follow at a later date.
Catherine (Kate) Pottie-Mombourquette
Catherine (Kate) Pottie-Mombourquette, passed away at Richmond Villa, where she resided since 1990, on Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in her 100th year.
Born Catherine Anne Floyd, March 22, 1899, in Springfield, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late John Floyd and Mary MacDonald. Kate lived in Sydney during her growing up years and then moved to Portsmouth, Ohio and Baltimore, Md. In 1931, as a young widow and mother she moved to L’Ardoise where she made her home.
Kate was an active member of the Ladies Social Club, and a strong promoter of the Miraculous Medal. In previous years she was a member of the CWL and at the time of her death was still a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110.
She will always be remembered by her family and members of her community as a loving and considerate lady, ever loyal to family and friends and always gracious and hospitable in her home.
She is survived by a son, Walter Pate (Jean Casey), Delta, B.C.; daughter, Mary (Joe Sampson), Malden, Mass.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Pottie in 1931 and her second husband, George A. Mombourquette in 1967; an infant son, Edmond, sisters, Mary Mugford, Alice Floyd and Nellie Troke and brothers, Johnnie and Duncan Floyd.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Holy Guardian Angels Parish Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise with the Rev. Robert Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Nova Scotia Heart Foundation.
Funeral under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home Ltd.
Wayne G. Roper
49, Glace Bay
Wayne G. Roper, 49, of 27 Wesley St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, May 24, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Mrs. Anne (MacIntyre) Roper and the late Donald Roper. Mr. Roper was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was employed for 23 years with the Cape Breton Development Corp.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia (Peori) Roper; one daughter, Carol Ann, Glace Bay; one stepdaughter, Crystal, Sydney; two stepsons, Billy, Ontario, Danny, Sydney; three brothers, Donald (Norma), Reserve, Ernie (Norma), MacKay’s Corner, Glace Bay and Dougie (Brenda), Fort Nelson, B.C.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Members of the Knights of Columbus are asked to assemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
May God open his gates of heaven and accept you as the angel you really are.
Theodore Edward Sophocleous
34, Brantford, Ont.
Theodore (Teddy) Sophocleous, 34, a resident of Sudbury, Ont., died at home Saturday, May 22, 1999.
Born in Sydney, N.S., he was the son of Josephine Sophocleous.
Besides his mother he is survived by five children and best friend Debbie LeVatte in Ontario. Also four brothers, Greg (Marguerite), Jim, David, all of Sydney, and Joey (Arlene), New Brunswick and one sister, Joanne (Dennis), Sydney. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today in Ontario.
Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or charity of one’s choice.
We love you Teddy. Rest in Peace.
James (Art) Wainwright
84, Cardinal, Ont.
James Arthur (Art) Wainwright, 84, passed away, Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Winchester Hospital.
Born July 25, 1914, in Sydney, N.S., he was the son of the late John Wainwright and Margaret (Bright) Wainwright.
Art was born and raised in Sydney. He move to Boucherville, Quebec in 1965 as a result of being transferred with work. He remained there for 11 years and then he retired and moved to his current home at R.R. No. 1 Cardinal where he has resided for the past 21 years. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served overseas during the Second World War. He was a retired steelworker with Sidback Dosco. He was also a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 128, Sydney, N.S., where he served as president from 1949-1958.
He married Nora Wainwright (Wood) on Jan. 21, 1934 in Sydney, N.S.
He is survived by daughters, Barbara Wainwright, R.R. No. 1 Cardinal; sister, Lily (Elwin) McLeod, Shrewsbury, Mass. He will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jodi Lyn Terlecki (Stephane Ranger), James Arthur Gabriel, Jade Nora Terlecki, William Matthew (Erin) Gabriel, Jacob Harold (Paula) Gabriel and seven great-grandchildren, Joan Addison, Jakob Emil, Joan Alice, Thomas Bryan, James Arthur Lucas, Brianna Emily and Laura Elizabeth. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Art was well respected and much loved man who enjoyed children and he was always concerned for their safety and well-being.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by daughter, Joan Gabriel, brothers, Thomas, George and John.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A legion service was held at 7 p.m. Funeral was at the funeral home, Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at 2 p.m. Doug Hayman officiated. Interment of cremated remains will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date.
Frank D. Dicks
66, North Sydney
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 of Nova Scotia, Past Grand Preceptor of the Royal Black Preceptory. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie (Williams); four sons, William (Wanda), George’s River, Frank Jr. (Jamie), Shawn (Kim), both of Thompson , Man., Roger, Scarborough, Ont.; one daughter, Sharon, North Sydney; two brothers, Thomas, St. John’s, Nfld., Roy, Portugal Cove, Nfld.; six grandchildren, Katie, Frankie, Theresa, Brandon, Matthew and Miranda.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine Williams.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 12 noon Saturday in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
Anna (Nan) R. Ferguson
94, Glace Bay
Anna (Nan) Ferguson, 94, of Victoria Haven Guest Home, and formerly of 585 Howe St., Glace Bay, died peacefully at the Victoria Haven Guest Home, Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Baptiste and Mary Anne (MacDonald) De Bison. She was a member of St. Leo’s parish.
She is survived by one daughter, Myrna (Wallace) Crowdis, Glace Bay; two sons, Edmond (Shirley) Ferguson, Port Caledonia, Wilfred Jr. (Sandra) Ferguson, Glace Bay; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Mildred LeLievre, a resident of Breton Bay Nursing Home.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Edmond Ferguson in 1990; also brothers, Roderick and Alphonse and three sisters, Frances, Sarah (Toots) and Margie.
Visitation will be in Curry�s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church with the Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice.
She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, family and friends as BABA and will be remembered for her hospitality in her home.
We will miss you, rest in peace.
John Ross MacAulay
69, Glace Bay
John Ross MacAulay, of 2 George St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John Neil and Annie (Kerr) MacAulay. For more than 20 years he with his wife Blanche owned and operated the Terrace Manor Home for Special Care. He is survived by his wife, the former Blanche Matthews; children, Lorna Catherine (Bob) Harvey, Port Hawkesbury, Wally (Ruth), Rick, and Shauna MacAulay, all of Glace Bay; grandchildren, Scott and Bria Harvey, Matthew Kerr MacAulay, John Ross MacAulay and Katee MacAulay. He is also survived by two brothers, Kerr, Glace Bay and Rod, Alberta; one sister, Mary Tremblay, Smith’s Falls, Ont.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by one sister, Phyllis.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced when details have been finalized.
Arrangements under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
80, North Sydney
Peter Quirk, 80, a well known resident of Purves Street, North Sydney, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Campbell) Quirk. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Seaond World War, serving overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders in Italy, Holland and North Africa. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, a member of Branch No. 19 Royal Canadian Legion, he served on the North Sydney Police Commission for 18 years, he was an honourary member of the North Sydney Kinsmen Club and an honourary member of the Kiwanis Club. He was an ardent skater and hockey fan.
Surviving are sisters, Regina (Mrs. George DeCourcy), Sydney, Joan Currie, Toronto, Mary Fitzgerald, Boston, a nephew, Ronald Quirk, with whom he resided; also a number of other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, Danny and John and three sisters, Noella, Alice and Theresa.
Visitation today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund.
Helen Margaret Reynolds
Helen Margaret Reynolds, 72, of Warne Street, Sydney, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late W. James and Elizabeth (MacKinnon) Bonnar. She was a foster child of the late James A. and Annie Sophia (MacFadyen) MacKinnon of Port Hastings.
She was retired from the housekeeping department of St. Rita’s Hospital.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy Georgalas, Halifax; two sons, Frank, Sydney and Bill, Lower Sackville; seven grandchildren, Stacy, Shannon, Helen, Ardelle, Kyle, Kerry and Breton; two sisters, Jessie Rideout and Levina Forrest, both of Sydney Mines; two brothers, Alex and Arnold, both of Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, one son, Leslie and three brothers, Lorne, Bill and James.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, Port Hastings. Interment to follow in the Clough Cemetery, Port Hastings.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Palliative Care.
Lillain Muriel Sparrow
75, Reserve Mines Lillian Muriel Sparrow, 75, of 1556 Grand Lake Road, Sydney and formerly of Reserve Mines, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Ann (Kelloway) Duffett.
Surviving are sons, Edward Philip (Linda), Glenn Francis (Anne Frances), Albert Cecil (Danette), all of Glace Bay and Michael Alexander, Dominion; daughter, Mary Lynn Sparrow, with whom she resided; sisters, Harriet Smith, Ontario, Mary Jane, St. Onge, Que., Edith Hopewell, Glace Bay; brother, William Duffett, Halifax. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1985; sister, Ethel Pitts; and brother, Harold Duffett.
There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Sparrow. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, May 28, 1999, at St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Arrangements under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Sparrow’s memory to a charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
72, Glace Bay
Francis Young, 72, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Complex, Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, Francis was the son of the late John and Louisa “Lucy” (Osmond) Young. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish. In his early years he worked in the coal mines, later moving to Boston with his family where he worked for many years. Francis was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, also the Sergeants Mess Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Young is survived by sons, John (Winnifred), Boston, Mass., Alan (Mary), Winchendon, Mass.; one daughter, Linda, Halifax; also several grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; brothers, Jack, Hamilton, Ont., Allister (Raye), Oshawa, Ont., Justin (Violet), Cambridge, Ont.; sisters, Cleo (Regie) LeRoux, Glace Bay, Mary Melnick, Glace Bay, with whom he resided. He will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his eldest son, Jerry (20), who was in the U.S. Marines and was killed in Vietnam in 1968; a brother, Vernon, Glace Bay, a sister, Pearl, Ontario and a brother and sisters in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be said June 7 at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay with Fr. John Graham officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.