75, Vancouver, B.C.
Cornelia Anna Bertrand passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, surrounded by her loving children, after a two year struggle with cancer.
Born in 1923 in Den Haag, Holland, Mrs. Bertrand came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride and resided on St. Peter’s Road, Sydney, until 1993, at which time she and her husband moved to British Columbia to spend their remaining years with their children.
Mrs. Bertrand is survived by her six loving children, Robert (Theresa), Vancouver, Jim (Susan), Mt. Lehman, B.C., Gary, Vancouver, Tom (Barb), Pitt Meadows, B.C., Patty (Robert), Sydney, and Dianne (Jim), West Vancouver. She is also survived by her 13 loving grandchildren, Nina, Robert, Nikki, Nathan, Kristian, Meghan, Kristopher, Connor, Ricky, Gabrielle, Alicia, Cory and Mariah.
Predeceased by her husband, Bert, of 53 years in May 1998, her daughter Gloria Ramussen and granddaughter Mindy Rasmussen in November 1981; her brother, Bob Feis.
Mrs. Bertrand’s cremated remains will be taken back to Cape Breton and set free by her family in all her favourite places she loved, the same special places she’ll share again with her husband.
To our gentle, sweet, loving mom and Oma, words can never express the loss we feel. You have always given us your love, caring and support and you will always remain in our hearts. Your memory and spirit will live on in your children and grandchildren. We miss you and dad so very much, Your loving children.
Mary Anne Hooper
90, East Bay
Mary Anne Hooper, 90, of East Bay and formerly of Montreal, Que., passed away Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Rear Big Pond, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Sarah (Black) MacIsaac. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, East Bay.
Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth MacIsaac, San Ramon, Calif.; three sons, Croydon A. Hooper, South Africa, Edward M. Hooper and Ranald Hooper, both of East Bay; a brother, Neil MacIsaac, Nanaimo, B.C. and four grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward A. in 1996; five sisters, Margaret Lamey, May Smith, Catherine Frauley, Theresa Larsen and Agnes MacNeil and two brothers, Ranald and Joe MacIsaac.
Visitation will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Friday), May 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay with the Rev. F. Abbass officiating. Burial in the parish Cemetery, East Bay.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Francis William (Frank) Libbey
Francis William (Frank) Libbey, of Hornes Road, Mira, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at his home.
Born at 39 George St., Sydney, he was the son of the late Oscar E. and Bridget Anne (Wolfe) Libbey. He operated Frankie’s School Shop on Prince Street with his father from 1947 to 1958, when he moved to Los Angles, Calif. to work as a manager for Safeway Stores where he remained until his retirement in 1981 when he returned to Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma MacNeil; children, Deborah Marie, Portland, Ore. and Neil Francis, Sydney and three brothers, Howard, Sydney, Oscar Jr., St. John’s, Nfld. and Ted, Mira.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, George in 1923, John in 1925 and Paul in 1992 and one sister, Madeline Marie (Rhea) Oconnel in 1975.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
John Ross MacAulay
69, Glace Bay
John Ross MacAulay of 2 George St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John Neil and Annie (Kerr) MacAulay. John’s career began in Carroll’s Drugstore on Senator’s Corner; followed by a period with the Dominion Coal Company scale department. He next moved to Trader’s Finance before becoming the owner/operator of the General Motors Dealership, Preferred Motors, Commercial Street, Glace Bay. And for more than twenty-five (25) 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 (Bev Lillington), and Shauna MacAulay, all of Glace Bay; grandchildren, Scott and Bria Harvey, Mathew Kerr MacAulay, John Ross MacAulay, Katee MacAulay and Brandon Lillington. He is also survived by two brothers, Kerr, Glace Bay and Rod, Alberta and one sister, Mary Tremblay, Smith’s Falls, Ont.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his first wife, the former Edith Wadden and one sister, Phyllis.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. in Knox United Church with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
78, Reserve Mines
Douglas MacDonald, 78, of 2323 Sydney Road, Reserve Mines, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Isaac and Jessie (MacDonald) MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald was an adherent of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay. He was employed with Devco Security for 40 years until his retirement. He was a gunner during the Second World War, serving in France and Germany. He was a member of Branch No. 5, Royal Canadian Legion, Donkin.
He is survived by a son, Douglas J. (Bonnie), at home and also by his companion, Rita Kublek, Glace Bay and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Beatrice and two brothers, Sam and Murdock.
Visitation will be held today (Friday) May 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Maj. Baggs officiating.
Selma Sophia MacKenzie
83, Glace Bay
Zelma Sophia MacKenzie, 83, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney and formerly of 28-R Water St., Glace Bay, died at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, May 27, 1999.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Patience (Brown) Noseworthy. She was employed for many years at Jacobson’s Ladies Wear, Sydney. She was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one sister, Dora MacDonald, Sydney; three brothers, Ted, Howie Centre, Cal, Sydney River, Wesley, Westmount; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Garfield and one sister, Flora in childhood.
Visitation will be held today (Friday) May 28, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Maj. Baggs officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia; the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
51, Howie Centre
Keith MacLean, 51, of Wildwood Drive, Howie Centre, died Wednesday, May 26,1999, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Mrs. Alice (LeLiever) MacLean of Glace Bay and the late John Neil MacLean. He worked for Transport Canada.
He is survived by his wife, the former Linda MacDonald; one daughter, Amber Dawn MacLean, Sydney; one son, Brian Keith (Stephanie) MacLean, Edmonton; one sister, Olive MacLean, Dartmouth; one brother, Kevin MacLean, Boisdale; three grandchildren, Jordan, Angus and Sarah.
He was predeceased by one brother, Harvey.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel.
102, Glace Bay
Mary Hannam, 102, of Glace Bay, died suddenly at Seaview Manor, Friday, May 28, 1999. She was a former resident of Catherine Street, Glace Bay.
Born Oct. 1, 1896, in Fox Roost, Nfld., she moved to Channel, Nfld. with her mother and father, where he was a merchant. She attended college in St. John’s, Nfld. and became a teacher. She was sent to Le Cou to teach, where she met and married John Hannam in 1919. Following their marriage the couple moved to Glace Bay, where they remained.
Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church and for many years was very active in the church and women’s auxiliary and Altar Guild until an automobile accident in 1970 which left her badly crippled and unable to move easily.
She is survived by two daughters, Leana Crabb, Toronto, Ont., and Jackie, at home; granddaughter, Judy McCheane, B.C.; two grandsons, Michael and Jason.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Visitation will take place Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service Monday 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Lynk officiating.
Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
James Joseph (Jim) Leonard
James Joseph (Jim) Leonard, 78, of Colby Street, Sydney, died suddenly Friday, May 28, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of the late Edward and Barbara (Wright) Leonard. He was employed with Sydney Steel Coke Ovens Department for 44 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Sydney. He was a veteran of the Second World War.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Katherine (Mamie) Landry; two sons, James (Laurel), Australia, Gerard (Debbie), Albert Bridge; three daughters, Betty McLean, Sydney, Pat (Bill) Burrows, Moncton, N.B., Mary Jane (Leo) Kyte, Sydney; one brother, Joe, Hamilton, Ont.; two sisters, Elizabeth (Gus) Flynn, Sydney, Ruth (Walter) Pickles, Sydney; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Edward, son-in-law, Don McLean, grandson, Mike McLean.
Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Monday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Sydney with the Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Flora Catherine (Laura) MacInnis
Flora Catherine (Laura) MacInnis, 78, of Orangedale, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Seal Cove, Inverness County, daughter of the late Charles N. and Danena (MacLean) MacLean. She was a homemaker and an adherent of Orangedale United Church. She was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary Valley Mills and District Fire Department. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by a foster brother, Gordon Coadic, Halifax.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth W.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Orangedale United Church with the Rev. Bill MacLennan officiating. Interment in the Malagawatch Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Orangedale United Church or the Valley Mills and District Fire Dept.
Marianne Gaudet, 92, formerly of 108 Park St., Sydney, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 29, 1999.
Born at Sydney she was the eldest daughter of the late Patrick and Obeline (Tibodeau) Gaudet. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Sydney. Miss Gaudet was a former employee of Maritime Tel and Tel for over forty years. Through her work she made many friends with whom she enjoyed lifetime friendships. In her retirement, she was a pioneer of the telephone company where she remained an active member.
She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Ena (Bill), Kronberg, Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Patricia Hagell, Front Lake, Cape Breton, Mrs. Rita Sawlor, Sydney, Mrs. Louise (Tom) MacDonald, St. Thomas, Ont., Sister Francis Gaudet, Bethany Convent, Antigonish.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Margarite MacNeil and Miss Genievieve Gaudet, with whom she resided and cared for, for many years.
The late Miss Gaudet will have visitation from 7-9 p.m. Monday (today) in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa Church with Father Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Transition House, Sydney.
To our sister, aunt, and friend, you led a life rich in faith, you loved us all and were a friend to many, you will never be forgotten.
Malcolm Lloyd Gillian
26, North Sydney
Malcolm Lloyd Gillan, 26, of North Sydney, recently of Saint John, New Brunswick, died suddenly, May 29, 1999.
He was 26 years old, the youngest in his family. Malcolm was employed by Super Valu stores where he served in produce. At the time of his death, Malcolm was produce manager at Millidgeville Market, near Saint John.
Malcolm is survived by his parents, John David and Ruth Anne (MacAulay) Gillan, of Seaview Drive, North Sydney; his Papa, Robert Gillan of Sydney Mines; his brothers, Stewart of Toronto, Gordon (Marg) of Grand Bay, N.B., Tom, at home; his sister Anne Day (Robert); nephew, Robert and niece, Christina of Frenchvale Road; his beloved Tania and Matthew LeLievre of Westmount; as well as his many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will take place at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home at Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines with Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating with burial in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation and funeral times to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines.
James D. Gracie
72, Thunder Bay, Ont.
James David Gracie, 72, a resident of Frederic Street West, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and formerly of Alder Point, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Thunder Bay.
Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ida Gracie. He worked for the Seafarers International Union until his retirement.
Surviving are his former wife, Shirley Vickers; four sons, Glenn (Emily) of Sydney, Keith (Adele) of Levacke, Ontario, Cameron (Linda) of Bras d’Or and Terry (Hughena) of North Sydney; daughter, Donna Capstick of Little Pond; four brothers, Stanley, Charles Joseph and Earl, all of Sydney Mines; three sisters, Hazel (Mrs. Burns Young) of Florence, Helen (Mrs. John MacDonald) of North Sydney and Gladys Leblanc of Baddeck; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Predeceased by five brothers, Hubert, Vincent, Theodore, Harold, and Billy; five sisters, Mary, Adele, Ida, Laura and Lillian; and one granddaughter, Lori.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 3, 1999, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, from 9-11 a.m. from where the Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph Gillis officiating. Burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Bras d’Or.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Glace Bay, Committal Service
The Graveside Committal service for the late Prudence Tike will be held at Black Brook Cemetery on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at 2 p.m.
Douglas Norman Way
68, Sydney Mines
Douglas Norman Way, 68, a resident of 39 Dominic Dr., Sydney Mines, and formerly of 89 Regent St., North Sydney, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, after a brief illness.
Born in Greens Pond, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Edgar and Clara Way. He was employed as a Chief Stewart with Marine Atlantic for 37 years, retiring in 1985. He was owner and operator of Way’s Confectionary, Regent St., North Sydney, until retiring due to illness. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are his wife, Mary (Fiander) Way; daughter, Sandra (Mrs. Edward Jackson) with whom he resided; son Roy (Helen) of Fredericton, N.B.; three grandchildren, Douglas, Troy and Natalie; three great-grandchildren, Cayli, Riley, and Jordan; one sister, Kathleen Parsons of Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland.
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers; three sisters.
Visitation will be today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant, North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or to Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.