Ruth Evelyn Aucoin (Techlenburg)
Ruth Evelyn (Tecklenburg) Aucoin, 74, of Cheticamp, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp.
Born in Yorkton, Sask., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Titze) Tecklenburg. She was a member of Margaree Valley Baptist Church.
Raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, she began her music career teaching piano at Luther College in Regina. She followed her husband-to-be “Oakie” when his career with the RCMP transferred him to the east coast. Ruth was very active with the community in playing the organ and piano for the Saint Peter’s Church and accompanied the L’Echo Des Montagne Choir. She was a member of the Cheticamp Bridge Club. She will best be remembered by the joy she brought into the lives of everyone she touched.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Patrice Wilbert Aucoin; two sons, Patrick, Vancouver and John, Moncton, N.B.; three daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Patrick Dennis), Amman, Jordan, Gail Morris, Montreal, Gisele Aucoin, Toronto; two brothers, Walter, Winnipeg, Arthur, Port Coquitlam, B.C.; three sisters, Freda Tecklenburg, Yorkton, Sask., Marlene Gustavson, Saskatoon, Ann Armstrong, Belleville, Ont.; four grandchildren, Annaise Aucoin, Alexander Aucoin, Joanne Aucoin and Lydia Dennis.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Martha Tecklenburg, Kay Willis and Dorothy Schmidt.
Visitation will be held at Cheticamp Funeral Home today (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 3 p.m. in the Margaree Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Fenton officiating. Burial in Margaree Valley Cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Peter William Capstick
58, Glace Bay
Peter William Capstick, 58, of 86 Connaught Ave., Glace Bay, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at home surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Ann (Hest) and John James Capstick.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Glace Bay. He attended St. Anne’s High School and St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. He taught school for 35 years in Glace Bay, retiring in 1998. He was a former member of St. John’s Men’s Club and coached school hockey and participated in many extracurricular school activities.
Survived by beloved wife, Grace (Beaton); daughter, Lynn, Etobicoke, Ont.; sons, Bradley, Stoney Creek, Ont. and Paul, Glace Bay; granddaughter, Heather, Etobicoke, his pride and joy. Also survived by sisters, Bernice MacFarlane (Doug), Woburn, Mass., Helen Capstick, Toronto, Anne Currie, Sydney River; brother Frank (Elaine), Glace Bay; brother-in-law, George Fligg, North York, Ont; sister-in-law, Martha Capstick, Mira Road; 12 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Rev. John, Gerald, sister, Mary Fligg.
Visitation will be in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Wednesday at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Glace Bay High School Scholarship Fund or charity of choice.
June (Boychuck) Donovan
June (Boychuck) Donovan, formerly of Reserve Mines, passed away May 5, 1997 in Comox, B.C. She is survived by husband, Naish and daughters, Leslie and Sabrina.
Interment of the cremains will be held Sunday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating.
Alice Marie Cook
Alice Marie Cook, 51, of Halifax and formerly from New Waterford, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at home.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Bessie Cook, New Waterford and the late Peter Cook. She attended Mount Carmel School and graduated in 1970 from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing as an RN. She worked in Toronto for five years and then at Camp Hill Hospital until illness caused her to retire.
She is survived by her mother, Bessie; brothers, Peter (Alita), Halifax, John, Vancouver and Bernie and Patrick, both of New Waterford; sisters, Edie and Catherine (Mrs. Bernard Landry), both of Halifax, Betty Anne (Mrs. Murray Kirkpatrick), Ontario, Margaret (Mrs. John William Fraser), Point Aconi, Ruth (Mrs. Austin Gaudet), New Waterford.
She was predeceased by her father, Peter and a brother, James.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
Donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Florence G. Izzard
Florence G. Izzard, 89, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Tupper Street, Sydney, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Liza (Gero) Borden. She worked at the Silver Rail. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by daughters, Sarah Hayward, Sydney, Margaret Brown, Bessie Smith and Ada Reid, all of Montreal; one son, Charles, Montreal; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Freeman in 1994, one son, Robert, several sisters and brothers.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
No flowers by request, memorials may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Maxwell L. MacDonald
Maxwell L. MacDonald, 89, of 65 Sunrise Dr., Sydney, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Edith M. Mills and Archibald S. MacDonald. He moved to Sydney with his family in 1918. He graduated from Sydney Academy and the Maritime School of Business, Halifax. He was a well known commercial salesperson, starting with Carnation Milk and later Marvens Biscuits. As a young man he was an ardent fisherman along the Margaree River and during his retirement was an avid golfer and member of Lingan Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Franklyn (Mrs. Joseph Barrington), Sydney; two grandsons, Kelly, Toronto, Kirby (Michelle), Sydney; one sister, Susan Coll, Musquodoboit Harbour; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen E. MacDonald, grandson, Keith Barrington, brothers, George and Frank, stepmother, Jean Howatson.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of N.S.
William Bernard MacIntosh
64, North Sydney
William Bernard MacIntosh, 64, of 12 Beech St., North Sydney, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Millville, he was the son of Sadie (MacCready) MacIntosh and the late William MacIntosh. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Bras d’Or.
He is survived by seven sisters, Mary, Frances, Yvonne, Florence, Helen, Anna and Marguerite. He is also survived by one brother, Norman.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Jack and Ernest in infancy.
Visitation will be held Friday evening at 7-9 at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Kenneth Edward MacLeod
Kenneth Edward MacLeod, born Jan. 25, 1922 in Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S., died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Haliburton Hospital, after a long illness.
Ken attended Sydney Academy, graduating before joining the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He took part in the Italian and Northwest European campaigns, including the liberation of the Netherlands.
Following the war, Ken attended Carleton University, where he graduated with a bachelor of journalism in 1951. After working as a reporter at the Kirkland Lake Daily News and the Regina Leader Post, Ken joined the Canadian Underwriter in Toronto, where he became its managing editor for many years.
At retirement in 1985, he was honoured by the Insurance Institute of Canada with the establishment of the Ken MacLeod Prize to be awarded annually to the first year student who gave the best performance in the professional insurance education program.
Following his retirement, his remaining years were happily spent at his home in the Haliburton Highlands.
He leaves his wife of more than 50 years, Claire; his four children, Heather Adams, Simcoe, Ont., Catherine Sywulsky, Whitehorse, John and Duncan, Toronto and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alice Williams and John Norman MacLeod, four brothers, Nick, Don, Sidney and Norman.
The funeral was at the Haliburton Community Funeral Chapel, Saturday, May 1. Burial in Bethel Church Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Haliburton Highlands Health Service Foundation.
Joan (Shaw) Minto
Joan Minto (nee Shaw) passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Joan was born in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 1947.
Joan is survived by her loving husband, Kevin and their son, Kevin. Joan is also survived by her parents, Bill and Anna Shaw, Edmonton; her sister, Nadine, Edmonton; her aunts, uncles and cousins and dear friends.
Joan was dearly loved and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Joan seemed to have a special place in the hearts of her working companions.
Following Joan’s wishes for cremation a memorial service will be held from Sunny Brook United Church on Saturday, May 8, 1999 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark Green officiating. Cremation arrangements in care of eventide funeral chapels, Red Deer Ltd.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit 37.
James Sinclair Wilson
James Sinclair Wilson, 72, of Englishtown, quietly passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Scotchtown, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Annie Wilson. He served as a merchant seaman during the Second World War.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anna (MacAskill); daughters, Marlene (Donald) Montgomery and Emmy Lou (Daniel) MacIntyre and his son, Jamie (Sheila Munro). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Morgan, Mac, Blaire, Cole, Lindsay and Brett, all of Englishtown; a stepdaughter, Sandra (Richard) Nolan; step-grandsons, Kevin and Charles, Ingonish and a sister, Marg MacAskill, Nanaimo, B.C.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Tisha and brothers, John and Gilbert.
There will be no visitation. Services for Jim will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. in St. Mark’s Church, Englishtown. Family flowers only.
Cremation arrangements under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Andrew (Buff) Clevett
84, Glace Bay
Andrew (Buff) Clevett, 84, of 33 Berkley St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the home of his daughter, Andrea and Calum MacQuarrie, with whom he resided, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Harriet (Burte) Clevett. He was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church. He moved to Glace Bay with his family 46 years ago. He fished for 30 years and later worked as a carpenter until his retirement.
He was the beloved father of two daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Rannie Whalen), Glace Bay and Andrea (Mrs. Calum MacQuarrie), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Dawn (Mrs. Robert Cochrane), Rannie, Janice Whalen, Kelly, Ian MacQuarrie; five great-grandchildren, Robyn and Erin Cochrane, Nathan, Samatha and Bailey Strong; brothers, Gordon, North Sydney, Charles (Marie), Ralph (Ethel); sisters, Mabel (Mrs. Ken LeMoine), Shirley (Mrs. Henry Hardy), all of Newfoundland.
Predeceased by his wife, Ella (Moore), son, Stuart, granddaughter, Kimberley Whalen, sister, Grace (Mrs. Felix Hatcher).
Visitation will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery Fund.
84, Coley's Point, Nfld.
Ralph Pardy, 84, of Coley’s Point, Nfld., died at the Carbonear General Hospital in Carbonear, Nfld., Sunday, April 11, 1999.
He was born in Harbour Mille, Nfld., and resided for many years in North Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, Eliza (Jenny); one stepdaughter, Maxine (John) Dawe, Coley’s Point; two stepsons, Harold (Paula) Evely, Carbonear and George (Brenda) Evely, Ottawa; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; three brothers, Angus (Myra), St. John’s, Nfld., Arthur (Annie), Halifax and Ambrose (Myrtle), Corner Brook; sister-in-law, Lillian Vincent, Saint John, N.B.; a number of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, Walter and Joseph.
The remains rested at Noel’s Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. The funeral was held from Bethany United Church, Carbonear.
Donations to his memory may be made to the TCP Health Foundation.
Edward Linwood Walters
68, Glace Bay
Edward Linwood Walters, 68, of 303 King Edward St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Fred and Lillian (Fillmore) Walters.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret MacPherson; five daughters, Carmella, Mabou, Shirley, Dominion, Catherine (Charles) Vella, Oakville, Ont., Margaret Ann, Mississauga, Ont. and Rosemary, Lingan; sisters, Helen Hulford, New Waterford, Louise Briand, Sydney, Jenny Ley, Ontario, Shirley Hawryluk, Moncton; brothers, William, Niagara Falls, Perry, Sydney and Jackie, Grand Lake Road; nine grandchildren, Patricia (Bobby) Felix, Gary Edward, Ronnie, Ernie Edward, Candace, Trina, Jessica, Justin and Catherine; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jasmine and Semantha.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Lillian, son, Ronald Sylvester, sister, Delia Dobson, brother, Charles Walters.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home. Time of graveside service will be announced.
Susan Ann Devoe
42, North Sydney
Susan Ann Devoe, 42, a resident of 187 Mapleview Dr., North Sydney, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of Mr. George Ford of North Sydney and the late Mary Pearl (Robinson) Ford. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney.
Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Gary Devoe; three sons, Gary, Timmy and Bruce; two daughters, Patricia and Karen, all at home; five grandchildren, Timothy, Dwayne, Jordan, Suzanne and Kaitlin; one sister, Patricia (Mrs. Charles Taylor), Sydney Mines; five brothers, William (Wanda), Sydney Mines, George (Tanya), Sydney Mines, Jimmy at home, Freddie (Susan), Florence and Gordon (Lisa), Point Aconi and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her mother, she was predeceased by one brother, William Henry.
No visitation by request. A memorial mass will be held Monday, 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Mary Agnes Gillis
82, Glace Bay
Mary Agnes Gillis, 82, of 33A Argyle St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Catherine (MacDonald) Petrie. Mrs. Gillis was a member of St. Anne’s Parish, Glace Bay. She was an active member of a local card club that met regularly.
She is survived by her husband, Francis X.; sons, Joseph (Jean), Charlie (Betty), both of Glace Bay and Stephen (Anna), Sydney; sister, Frances (Mrs. Lennie Tilley), Toronto; brothers, Pat Petrie, Toronto and John Petrie, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Gilbert, daughter in infancy, Genevieve, sisters, Bertha, Leona (Ducky), Rita (Girley), brothers, Mike, Tommy and great-granddaughter, Jessica.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Gillis will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Johnatha (Jackie) MacLeod
68, Port Caledonia
Johnatha (Jackie) MacLeod, 68, of 303 Mines Rd., Port Caledonia, Cape Breton County, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at the family residence.
Born in Donkin, he was the son of the late Alexander and Agnes (Kellaway) MacLeod. He was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia. He was a life member of Branch 5, Royal Canadian Legion and also was past-president of Branch 5 Legion. Jackie served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years, and served in Germany twice and throughout Canada. In his younger years, he was very active in sports.
He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Mrs. Mike Symes), Courtenay, B.C., Sharon Siba, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Gail Lawrence, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, Shelley, Cheryl, Matthew, Shannon; great-grandchildren, Meagan, Jocelyn and Brodie; sisters, Annie (Mrs. Wilf Edmond), Donkin, Phyllis (Mrs. Kirk Adams), Glace Bay, Margaret Shepard, Marion Bridge.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce MacLeod and two brothers, John R. and James.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. this evening (Saturday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia with Father Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the Cape Breton Veteran’s Comfort Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society are suggested as memorials.
Murdock Lauchlin MacLeod
78, Dunvegan, Inverness County
Murdock Lauchlin MacLeod, 78, of Dunvegan, Inverness County, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Dunvegan, he was the son of the late John C. and Cassie (MacKinnon) MacLeod of Dunvegan.
At varying times throughout his life, he was a farmer, road worker, fisherman, mailman, school bus driver, supervisor of pupil transportation for the County of Inverness and an entrepreneur, creating the MacLeod’s Beach and Campsite on the family property in Dunvegan in 1969, subsequently acquiring the Inverness Beach Village in Inverness and facilitating the establishment of the MacLeod Inn at Broad Cove.
He served in various executive positions on the St. Margaret’s Parish Council, Broad Cove, was a trustee of the school board for the Municipality of the County of Inverness and a member of the Canso Regional Vocational School Board.
Some of the associations of which he was a member include the following: The Co-operative Association of Nova Scotia, the Campground Owners Association of Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Tourism Association and the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by five daughters, Bernadette, Ottawa, Anita, Halifax, Betty Lou, Toronto, Theresa, Vancouver, Deborah, Dartmouth; seven sons, John C., Braintree, Mass., Gil, Dunvegan, Charles, Inverness, Ivan, Inverness, Wayne, Halifax, Murdock, Ottawa, Alistair, Dunvegan; five sisters, Theresa, Halifax, Alice, Richmond, Que., Catherine, Quincy, Mass., Sister Evelyn, Fredericton, N.B., and Christena, Deepdale; two brothers, Rev. John, Louisdale and Charles, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Megan, Sarah and Alexander Lauchlin.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian and his sister, Sister Mary.
The late Mr. MacLeod will rest at the Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Church, Broad Cove, Monday, May 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John MacLeod and the Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Sister Sara MacNeil (Marie Vianney)
97, Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse
Sister Sara of Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Mother Berchmans Centre Limited.
Born in Shenacadie, Cape Breton County, she was a daughter of the late Roderick D. and Mary Ann (MacKinnon) MacNeil. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1935 an made her religious profession in 1938. Sister Sara served in Congregational Ministries in Canada and the United States for over 45 years. Retiring to Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse in 1976, Sister continued to do volunteer work.
Surviving are sister, Elizabeth MacKillop, Whitby, Ont., Cecilia MacNeil, Beaver Cove, Cape Breton County.
She was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Charles, Stephen, sisters, Sister Rose Carmel, SC, Mary Gillis and Margaret MacDonald.
Burial took place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, May 6, 1999.
Edward Linwood Walters
68, Glace Bay
Visitation for the late Edward Linwood Walters, who passed away Thursday, May 6, will be held in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Saturday) from 2-4 p.m. Graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, McLeod Crossing with the Rev. Peter Clifford Bisson officiating.
Donations may be made to the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A good, kind, gentle person has gone to his rest – “Dad, if our love could have saved you, you would still be with us. Sleep peacefully.”