Louis Abbass, 80, of 50 Duchess Ave., Trenton, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in the Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Isaac and Materia (Khatter) Abbass. He was a retired Taxi operator, life member of Commercial Travellers Association, a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church. He served in the Canadian Army as a staff sergeant with the North Novas during the First World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28, Stellarton.
He is survived by his wife the former Jean Hambleton; daughters, Darlene Green (Peter), New Glasgow, Louise Irving (Donald), Moncton, N.B.; son, the Rev. Paul, Talbot House, Frenchvale, C.B.; grandchildren, Kerri, Gregory, Brier, Courtney, Nicholas; great-granddaughter, Brook; sisters, Sadie Short and Emily, both of Sydney.
He was predeceased by a brother Abraham.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Monday, in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service is 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Sidney Mifflen and Rev. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Talbot House, Frenchvale, or charity of choice.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton, and all veterans are asked to attend the funeral and hold their service.
Hugh Joseph Campbell Sr.
Hugh Joseph Campbell, 69, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney, formerly of Marche’s Point, Nfld., died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the home.
Born at Marche’s Point, he was the son of the late Frank and Angela (Jesso) Campbell. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Sydney, and he worked as an International Trader for the Millinger Company since 1969.
Surviving are wife, the former Josephine Denittis; six daughters, Lynda, 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Dolores, Scarborough, Ont., Donna, Brenda, Judy, all of Mississauga, Ont., Gail, Sydney; four sons, Robin, Lorne, both of Toronto, Ont., Hugh Joseph Jr., Sydney, Scott, Mississauga, Ont.; four sisters, Cecilia, St. John, N.B., Rona, Berry, Ont., Ethel, Fox Island River, Nfld., Margaret, Marche’s Point, Nfld.; one brother, Wilfred, Marche’s Point, Nfld., and six grandchildren.
Predeceased by five sisters, Lillian, Annie, Irene, Angela, Bernadette; one brother, Johnny.
The late Mr. Campbell will have visitation (today) Monday, June 21, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in St. Joseph’s Church with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Huntington’s Society of Nova Scotia.
“Hughie was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will always be deeply loved, and never forgotten but sadly missed. He will live in our hearts forever.”
95, New Waterford
Lovevina Connors, 95, of 550 George St., New Waterford, died on Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Castle, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Herdman Boldon. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish.
She is survived by one son Bart (Shirley), New Waterford; three grandchildren, Bart, Shane and Nicholas; a niece, Berneice MacLean and nephew Russell Gregor.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank and a sister, Ivy Gregor.
At her request there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford, with the Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
Donations to a favourite charity.
Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
The late Charles Devoe, who passed away on Thursday, June 17, 1999, was also predeceased by half-brothers, Hubert, Ernest, and Elmer and a half-sister, Bernetta Doyle.
Angus R. “Roddie” McNeil
67, New Waterford
Angus R. Roddie McNeil, 67, of 94 Kaneville Road, New Waterford, died peacefully Friday, June 18, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford he was the son of the late Angus and Josephine (Fogarty) McNeil. Roddie was a member of Saint Agnes Parish, a member of the Army, Navy Air Force Veterans, Unit 217, New Waterford and a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. Roddie served in the military for 15 years with R.C.E.M.E. Corp. and was employed with the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School Maintenance Department for 18 years. Roddie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and a cherished friend to many.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Emmeline MacEachern; two sons Roddie, Texas, Kevin (Lorelei Chaisson), Ontario; three daughters, Brenda (Alfred MacDonald), Ontario, Jenny (Willie MacGillivary), New Waterford and Kathy (Steve O’Leary ), New Brunswick; three sisters Pat Campbell (Dan), Dorothy MacEachern (Murdock), and Theresa Murphy (Robert). Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter Mary in infancy and a brother James.
Visitation for the late Roddie McNeil was Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m., in Saint Agnes Church with Father Bob Neville officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Virginia U. Monahan
93, North Sydney
Virginia U. Monahan, 93, of Northside Guest Home, formerly of Sydney, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the home.
Born in Stewiacke, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Douglas and Ada (Atkinson) Clark. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Sydney.
She is survived by three daughters, Camilla Kaiser, Halifax, Shirley Pace, Sydney, and Marlene Cooke, Charlottetown, PEI; two sons, Hugh Jr., Sydney, and John, Ontario; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgie Clark, Halifax.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh in 1962; a daughter, Utah and son, James.
Funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday at 3 p.m. with visitation prior to service. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Weldon “Rex” Settle
Weldon “Rex” Settle, died suddenly at his summer cottage on June 19, 1999.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Maurice and Irma (Conway) Settle. He was a life-long resident of Halifax. He was employed at CFB Stadacona until his retirement. He was an avid sports fan having played hockey, softball and horseshoes. He also coached the Midtown Tavern Softball team. He won the honour of naming Halifax’s AHL hockey team “The Citadels.” He was a member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church. He was also a member of CPO Mess Windsor Park. He wintered in St. Petersberg, Fl., but spent every Christmas since his retirement in Cape Breton with his wife Jean. He enjoyed playing guitar, dancing and listening to music. He will be remembered for his loving, kind and gentle manner.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Regina (Jean Young) Settle; brother, Michael, Ellershouse; sisters Beverly Trask-Gargin, Beaverbank; Joan Spidell, Halifax, Bonnie Yates, Upper Cornwall.
Resting at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Visitation 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. Funeral service is 10 a.m. on Wednesday on June 23, with the Rev. Lloyd O’Neil officiating. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
Donations to the Diabetes Association or to charity of choice.
W. Peter Stefura
Mr. Peter Stefura, 57, of 124 Mitchell Ave., Dominion, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Florence Stefura. He was a member of St. Eugenes Church, Dominion.
Peter is survived by one daughter, Cathy MacLean, Dominion; two brothers, John and Fred; two sisters, Judy McNeil and Mary Harpe, all of Ontario. He is also survived by his main pride and joy, his grandson, Anthony.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mayme McNeil; three sisters, Amelia Springhall, Sofie Harpe and Theresa Fournier.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday from St. Eugenes Church, Dominion, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Jennie Bezanson, 89, of 7 Crescent Dr., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Gardiner) O’Handley. Mrs. Bezanson was an adherent of the United Baptist Church, Glace Bay. She was also a member of the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge No. 14, Glace Bay, for over 50 years. Mrs. Bezanson was one of the original employees with the T. Eaton Co. in New Waterford and was later employed at the Cape Breton Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Campbell, with whom she resided, Norma (Mrs. Wilson “Mac” MacLean), Athens, Ont.; one brother, Gussie, Ontario; a sister, Olive McCormick, River Ryan.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Brenda, Craig, Ralph and Shirley; seven great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Georgie Robb, Sydney.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, three brothers, James, Aloysius and Russell, a sister, Annie Cummings.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, 2 p.m., from the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Members of the Rebekah Lodge are asked to meet Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home for lodge services.
Ralph Milton Black
77, Saint John
Ralph Milton Black, 77, passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, following a period of failing health.
Born and educated in Ontario, he was the son of the late Frank and Maude (Haines) Black. He retired in 1988 from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, with whom he had been employed for more than 35 years. He was stationed at fish hatcheries in Margaree Valley, St. Peter’s, Liverpool and Kejimkujik and until his retirement acted as superintendent of the Saint John Fish Culture Station. During the Second World War, he served with the RCAF.
While living in Nova Scotia, he was a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Masonic Lodge AM&AS, Cape Breton Preceptory No. 43 Port Hawkesbury and Royal Arch Masons in Sydney. He was also a Noble with Philae Temple Shriners in Halifax, past president and life member of Branch No. 47 Royal Canadian Legion, on the executive of the board of trade, Salmon Association and Home and School and was active in the Co-op movement. After relocating to New Brunswick, he served as a vestryman at Trinity Anglican Church, was a past director and founding member of the Saint John West Co-op and later a director of Simond’s Co-op.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Hayes); six sons, Ralph and Carl (Lorraine), both of Fredericton, Reginald (Heather), Vancouver, Weldon (Jo Anne), Gondola Point, Monty (Dawn) and Ricky, both of Saint John; three daughters, Victoria Lowe (David), Kendra and Kimberley, all of Saint John; one son-in-law, Robert Marino; one sister, Shirley (Ken Berquist), Ottawa; 10 grandchildren, Christie (D.J.) Brien, Lori and Jennifer Marino, Danika Smit, Jason and Christopher Lowe, all of Saint John, Julie and Angela Black, both of Fredericton, Andrew and Allison Black, both of Gondola Point and one great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Brien.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Cynthia Marino and 11 brothers and sisters.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd., (506) 646-2424, with visitation Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place in Fernhill Cemetery.
Donations to the Kidney Foundation; Heart and Stroke Foundation; N.B. Lung Association or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Mary Neville Corbett
88, New Waterford
Mary Neville Corbett, 88, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the manor.
Born in New Victoria, she was the daughter of the late William and Christena (MacLellan) Corbett. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church.
She is survived by five daughters, Maureen (Mrs. James Ryan), New Hampshire, Elaine (Mrs. Stan Eksal), Lingan, Mrs. Barbara Burrows, B.C., Christena (Mrs. John MacKay), Alana (Mrs. Neil MacDonald), both of New Waterford; one son, Bill (Sheila), Lingan. Also survived by three sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. Earl Westhaver), Hubbards, N.S., Mrs. Dorothy Yurchesyn, Ontario, Mrs. Agnes Cox, Bridgeport; 26 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Corbett, four sons, Bernard, Ralston (Rolly), Leo and Blair, six brothers and three sisters.
By her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonse’s Cemetery, Victoria Mines.
Arrangements under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
73, Big Bras d’Or
Mabel Fraser, 73, of Big Bras d’Or, passed away Monday, June 21, 1999, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Dolly (MacKay) MacLeod and wife of the late Rev. J. Pringle. She was a member of St. John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or.
Surviving are sons, Blair Archer, West Middle River, James Albert, Port Hawkesbury; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Isabell Hull, North Sydney, Jean Williams, Truro, Kay Munro, Sydney River; a brother, Alexander, Calgary.
She was predeceased by a brother, Albert.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or, with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. A family committal service will take place at a later date, in Middle River.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the mission and service fund of the United Church of Canada, Victoria County Hospice Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home.
Evan C. Hull
94, North Sydney
Evan Crawford Hull, 94, of North Sydney, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Little Bras d’Or, he was the son of the late Levi and Elizabeth (Jardine) Hull. He worked as a farmer, as well as a carpenter, all his life. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney and was an elder of the church. He was a member of LOL Foulton Chapter, North Sydney.
Surviving are his wife, Isabel (MacLeod) Hull; three sons, Crawford (Georgina), North Sydney, Jimmy (Linda), Long Island, Frank (Carmen), Oakville, Ont.; daughter, Dolly, North Sydney; three grandchildren, Andrew, Melissa and Michael.
He was predeceased by five sisters, Eldene, Olive, Frances, Iva and Elizabeth; three brothers, Cliff, Milton and Cecil; two sons in infancy.
There will be no visitation, by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Don MacGuire officiating, assisted by Robert McCarthy. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Isabelle (MacKinnon) MacLean
A graveside service for the late Isabelle (MacKinnon) MacLean, of Chester, and formerly of Halifax and Sydney, will be held Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney.
Clara Maude (Toddy) (Boutilier) Martell
Clara Maude (Toddy) (Boutilier) Martell, 88, of 283 Mitchell Ave., Dominion, passed away Monday, June 21, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Port Morien, she resided in Dominion following her marriage and was the daughter of Louis and Lillian (Murphy) Boutilier.
Toddy worked all her life as a great mother and a loving grandmother. She enjoyed fishing and accompanied her husband, Ralph, on most fishing trips.
Toddy is survived by sons, Arthur (Cleophas), Grand Mira, Louis (Joann), Glace Bay, Robert (Gerry), Dominion, Jackie (Mary), Grand Mira; sisters, Lorna (Mrs. Malcolm MacPherson), Glace Bay, Mary (Mrs. Pete Blades), Port Morien; brothers, Sanford (Beatrice), Port Morien, Gilbert (Joyce), Glace Bay, Weldon (Lizzie), Port Morien; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; a son, Angus; five daughters in infancy; sisters, Winnie (Mrs. Edgar Denny), Ontario, Ina (Mrs. Don Holmar), Ontario; brothers, Robert, Elmer, Port Morien and Carlyle, Ontario.
Toddy will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be held today 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 at 2 p.m. from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien, with Rev. Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Black Brook.