Paul C. Boyd
49, North Sydney
Paul C. Boyd, 49, a well known North Sydney physician, of Findlay, Ohio, and formerly of North Sydney, passed away March 17, 1999, in the Valley Regional Health Centre, Ohio.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Dr. James and Minnie (Brown) Boyd. Dr. Boyd received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of N.B. and his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Paul practiced family medicine in North Sydney for 18 years, before moving to Ohio where he continued to practice until the time of his death. For several years he was involved with Occupational Medicine in the Prince Mine with the C.B. Development Corp., and was a member of the C.B. Medical Society.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joann Skinner; three sons, Andrew, Matthew and Stephen, all at home; two sisters, Anne (Mrs. Stewart Baillie), Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Sandra (Mrs. Bill McGillivary), Fredericton, N.B.; special cousin, Ruth MacDonald, Sydney Mines.
He was predeceased by a son, James Lyle.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 26th at 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial of ashes in Lakeside Cemetery.
James B. (Jimmy Bore) Davidson
James Bernard (Jimmy Bore) Davidson, 34, of 1270 Main St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Dan Jim and Donna (McIntyre) Davidson, He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. Jimmy was employed with Cape Breton Glass, Sydney. He was a member of the Painter and Allied Trades Union Local 1439 and 1945.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his loving companion, Linda Tracey; loving father of daughters, Jillian and Leah at home; brother, Michael (Marina), St. Anthony’s, Nfld.; sisters, Paula (Mike DeCoste), London, Ont. and Glenna (Wayne Locke), Glace Bay; maternal grandmother, Edith McIntyre. Also surviving are several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and close friends.
Mr. Davidson was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Michael McIntyre and paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Lillian Davidson.
Visitation for the late Mr. Davidson will be held today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Infant, Glace Bay
Baby MacKenzie Gould, of Glace Bay, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his mother, Erin and brothers, Brett and Dylan at home. He is also survived by his grandparents, Ann and Bill Gould, Glace Bay. Great-grandparents, Bernice Butler and Robert and Carvell Gould; aunts and uncles.
There will be no visitation. Funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. A private burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Donations in MacKenzie’s memory may be made to the IWK Foundation or to a charity of choice.
Johnena Elizabeth (Jessome) MacDonald
78, Big Bras d’Or
Johnena Elizabeth (Jessome) MacDonald, 78, of Bras d’Or passed away peacefully on June 22, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by family.
Born in George’s River, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Jessome and Madelyn (Harrietha) Jessome. With the exception of several years in Toronto, she was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Bras d’Or. She was an active member of the CWL and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Bras d’Or and District Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club until her illness and over the years she was an avid bowler and played in a dart league. Most importantly, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cherished friend to many. She will be sorrowfully missed.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda MacDonald, Sydney and seven sons, Allan, Hugh (Joanne), Sydney Mines, Nelson (Joyce), Toronto, Byron (Linda), Bateston, Clifford (Jocelyn), Stan and Michael of Bras d’Or. She is survived by two sisters, Edina (Mrs. Cecil Finney), George’s River, Mary (Mrs. Joseph King), Florence and two brothers, Michael (Muriel) Jessome of George’s River and Peter (Marguerite) Jessome of Johnston Rd., North Sydney. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Alexander John (AJ) MacDonald, who was born in Sydney Mines. She was also predeceased by three brothers, William (Connie) Jessome of Brampton, Marshall Jessome of Bras d’Or and Horatio (Ray) Jessome of Leitches Creek, and two sisters, Philomena (Mrs. Maurice Fraser), Bras d’Or, and Marguerite (Mrs. Alex Gillis) of Mabou.
Visitation will be held at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home in Sydney Mines today ( Thursday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Bessie Alice Matheson
Bessie Alice Matheson, 88, of Whycocomagh died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Lake Ainslie, Inverness county, daughter of the late Alex H. and Sadie (MacDougall) MacKinnon. She was a store clerk at Wilfred MacKay’s Store, Whycocomagh and a retired post mistress of Canada Post, Whycocomagh. A member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh. Life member of St. Andrew’s A.M.S. A member of ladies aid and also the Bayville Senior Citizens Club. Former treasurer of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Bayville Senior Citizens Club.
Surviving are sisters, Isabel MacRae, Watertown, Mass., Annie MacKinnon, Brighton, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Farquhar; a sister, Mora MacKinnon and a brother in infancy.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) and 2-9 Friday at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with Anna LeFort officiating assisted by Rev. Lorne MacLeod. Interment in Little Narrows Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Church Building Fund.
A. Eldon Meikle
88, South Bar
A. Eldon Meikle, 88, of South Bar, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Alexander and Violet (Young) Meikle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, St. Andrew’s # 7 Masonic Lodge and an avid gardener. He was a former member of the supervisory board of the Steel Centre Credit Union.
He is survived by his wife, the former Winnifred MacLeod; two daughters, Betty (Rusty) Gentile of Sydney, Nancy (John) Hicks, New Brunswick; four grandchildren, Stephanie Hicks, Ray, Jan and Patti Gentile.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Pearl and Jessie; two brothers, Myron and Stanley. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Visitation will be held today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday 10 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Chris Edward Mitchell
82, New Waterford
Chris Edward Mitchell, 82, of 3453 Ellsworth Ave., New Waterford, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in River Ryan, he was the son of the late Albert Murray and Anna (Payne) Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Calvin United Church. He worked with Dominion Coal Company and Devco for 40 years. He was employed as a lamp man and time keeper. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. We will miss his ability to find humor in any difficult situation.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margarettie Ross; three daughters, Joan (Mrs. Bill Ensinger), New Waterford, Debbie (Mrs. Michael MacKenzie), Scotchtown, Geraldine (Mrs. Louie O’Connor), Deep River, Ont.; one son, Ross, at home; two brothers, Obbie (Mary), Sydney River and Bill, Sydney; two sisters, Mrs. Connie Boyd and Mrs. Lorna Milne, both of Sydney; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Ernest and Monroe; two sisters, Katella and Winnie.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Body to be removed to the church on Saturday noon, followed by the funeral in Calvin United Church 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.
Donations to the Diabetes Association; Heart and Stroke Foundation or a favourite charity.
Many thanks to the staff both of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and the Coronary Care Unit in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Also special thanks to Barbara Tighe, homecare worker.
Mary P. Pyke
73, Glace Bay
Mary P. Pyke, 73, of 18 Duncan St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Florence (McMullin) Burns (Howley).
Mary was a member of St. John’s Church, Glace Bay. She was a veteran of the Second World War and also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3, Glace Bay. Mary belonged to the Glace Bay Pensioners Club and the Salvation Army Home League. At one time Mary was employed with National Sea, Louisbourg.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Pyke; two daughters, Rose Mary Pyke, Glace Bay and Frances (Mrs. Donald Brown), Sydney; one son, John (Jack) and wife (Judy), Glace Bay; three sisters, Anna (Mrs. Earle McKeigan), Ontario, Maurina (Mrs. Melton Hall), Glace Bay and Winnifred (Mrs. Buddy Hart), Ontario; six grandchildren, Saundra, John Jr. (Jackie), Steven, Robert (Bobby), Jerry and Amanda; five great-grandchildren, Mandy, Christopher, Natasha, Wendi Lee and Kaitlynn.
Mary was predeceased by four brothers, James, Albert, Frank and Leo; two sisters, Elizabeth and a sister in infancy.
Visitation will take place on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the IWK Hospital; Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of ones choice.
Gordon Joseph Sampson
79, St. Peter’s
Gordon Joseph Sampson, 79, of Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s formerly of L’Ardoise, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in L’Ardoise, he was the son of the late Pascal and Sophie (Martell) Sampson. He was a self-employed fisherman most of his life. He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
He is survived by sisters, Rose Sampson and Emeline Peters, both of L’Ardoise, Mae Kawuza, St. Peter’s and Sophie Doe, Ontario and one brother, Leo, L’Ardoise. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald, Wallace and Clarence and sisters, Irene Gaudet, Delia Rogers and Emma Martell.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise. with the Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.
Margaret (Hines) Sweeney
Peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Center, Bowmanville after a short illness in her 89th year. Wife of the late John Earl Sweeney.
Dear mother of Anne Stevenson and her husband Grant, with whom she lived; two sons, Joseph and his wife Jeannine, Ottawa and Earl and his partner Colin Mears, Toronto; a daughter-in-law Ina Goodhue of B.C.; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by one son Michael (Bick); four sisters, Katie McDonald, Elizabeth McGowan, Annie Henessey, Agnes Hines; and five brothers, Herman, Thomas, Patrick, Aloysious and Richard.
Margaret was born in Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia and lived most of her life in New Waterford, moving to Ontario in 1968 where she was employed with Towers Department Stores until her retirement.
Resting at the Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy), Toronto, Ontario from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church (Lawrence Avenue east of Birchmount). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
Mary Alvena Burchell
83, Sydney Mines
Mary Alvena Burchell, 83, of Sydney Mines, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 24, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Petit De Grat, she was the oldest daughter of Joseph and Clara (Sampson) Landry, and the wife of the late Sid Burchell of Sydney Mines. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Alvena’s genuine and caring personality has influenced the lives of many in a most positive way.
Alvena is survived by sons, Cyril (Anne), Mississauga, Alan (Sue), Fort McMurray, Peter (Gena), Calgary, Ray (Joanne), Sydney Mines; daughters, Alvena (Mrs. Ray Poole), Halifax, Carol Moores, Joan (Mrs. Jim Prince), both of Sydney Mines, Theresa (Mrs. Joe Lynk), Fort McMurray; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Edith MacDonald, North Sydney.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Yvonne Van Omme; brothers, Arcent and George Landry, and one sister, Marjorie Cox.
She will be resting at the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice.
“Memories Will Last Forever”
Mary Ellen (Nell) Danyluk
75, Stoney Creek, Ont.
Nell passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, June 23, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Ward and Mary Boone Ward.
She was a warm loving mother to daughters Shirley (Donnie) MacLeod, Valerie (Brian) Findlay, Ont., Anna (Jamie) Burke, Bateston; son Sammy, Ont., and daughter-in-law, Colleen; eight grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ben, Harve, Tom and Ned; sisters, Marie, Catalone, Elizabeth, Karen and Margaret, all of Bateston, Lucy, Port Morien, Vilie and Madeline, both of Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Danyluk; brothers, Joe and Ron and sister, Lill.
Funeral Mass is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Stoddart’s Funeral Home, Lindsay, Ont.
Helen McCulloch Crowdis
73, Glace Bay
Helen McCulloch Crowdis, 73, of 403 York St., Glace Bay and formerly of 7 Cameron St., Glace Bay, died in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Friday, June 25, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Coalburn, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late David and Mary (Rankin) Surgeon. She was a volunteer for the diabetic clinic, an avid gardener and her grandchildren were her favourite pastime.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Eric Samuel Crowdis; her children, Regis (Peter) Raschig, Barrie, Ont., Gary (Anna), Cheticamp, Greg (Darlene), Glace Bay, Cerise (Carney) Frizzell, Dartmouth and Philip (Ruth), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Eric, Christina, Monique, David, Gabrielle, Corinne and Falyn; great-granddaughter, Kyla.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one son, David Richard Crowdis.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Jake Andrea in Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association or to a charity of one’s choice.
86, Glace Bay
Mrs. Penelope Currie, 86, of 11 Eighth St., Glace Bay, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at home.
Born in Bridgeport, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (MacNeil) O’Regan. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by all. She was a devout Catholic member of St. John the Baptist Parish.
She is survived by sons, Joseph (Mary Ellen), Dominion, Francis (Shirley), Nashie (Jacqueline), both of Glace Bay, David (Margaret), with whom she resided; daughters, Bernice and Babe (Mrs. William Cox), both of Glace Bay, Mary (Mrs. Harvey Jeans), Sydney River, Katie (Mrs. Charles Browner), Dominion and Tina (Mrs. Ralph Hall), Glace Bay; sisters, Sadie Coffin and Mary MacLean, both of Glace Bay; 20 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Penelope was predeceased by her husband, William Alexander Currie, one son, William, a great-grandson, Darren Joseph and one sister, Dorothy in infancy, brothers, James, Arthur, Joseph, Daniel and Bartholomew.
Visitation will be held in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Saturday) 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church with Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made in Penelope’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
B. Walter Durkacz (Bolo)
70, Hamilton, Ont
B. Walter Durkacz (Bolo), 70, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in Hamilton, Ont.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Peter and Frances (Tynski) Durkacz.
He is survived by his wife, Great (Beaton), sons, Ken (Linda), Michael, daughters, Carolyn (Rick), Alicia, grandchildren, Hannah, Benjamin, Sarah, Erica, all of Ontario; brothers, Ed, Sydney, Stan, Hamilton; sister Wisia (Lloyd) MacNeil, Sydney.
Predeceased by sister, Mary (Julian) Burgess, Toronto, brothers, Henry, Hamilton, Kaz, Sydney.
Funeral mass was held Friday, June 18, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Hamilton, with nephew, Rev. Fr. Joseph Durkacz officiating.
64, Howie Centre
Ian MacKinnon, 64, of Howie Centre, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Cape North, N.S., he was the son of the late Rod and Rada (MacLeod) MacKinnon. He was a member of the Sydney River United Protestant Church and the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
He is survived by his sister, Ila MacKinnon, Howie Center; niece, Ila Worth, Halifax and nephews, Graham, Oshawa, Ont. and Wesley, Calgary, Alta.
The late Mr. MacKinnon will have no visitation as cremation has taken place. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 1999, in Sydney River United Protestant Church with Rev. Allan MacIntosh officiating. A committal service will be held at Cape North Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Margaret Noreen MacLeod
39, Edwardsville, N.S.
Margaret Noreen MacLeod, 39, of Edwardsville, Cape Breton County, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at the QEII Health Science Center, Halifax.
Born in Baddeck, she was the daughter of Edna (Hann) MacLeod and the late Alexander James MacLeod. She was a legal secretary and a member of Greenwood United Church, Baddeck. Noreen will be forever remembered by her family, her extended family and all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Gary MacIver; brother, David John MacLeod, Alberta; sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Dan E. MacNeil), Iona.
Predeceased by her brother, Donald Alexander MacLeod.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation Sunday, June 27, 1999, at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck from 2-9 p.m. Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at Greenwood United Church with the Rev. David Lutes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
Catherine McIntyre RN
Catherine McIntyre, Montreal, Que., died unexpectedly last week in Montreal.
Born in Dominion, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Leo and Tena (MacLeod) Campbell. Catherine worked as a nurse at Montreal General Hospital until her retirement in 1998.
She is survived by her sons, Parker, Toronto and Preston, now serving in Bosnia; stepmother, Jacqueline Campbell, Dominion; sisters, Sheila (Jim) Murphy, Port Hawkesbury, Jo (Leroy) Stoyles, Grand Mira North; brothers, Rev. Leo Campbell CSB, Toronto, Art (Karen) Campbell, Terry Campbell, George Campbell, all from Kitchener Ont. and John (Betty) Campbell, Dominion; also by stepsister, Mikki Barrett and stepbrother, Frank Pickup, both from Dominion.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Colleen, from Montreal.
Burial to take place Saturday, June 26 in Montreal. Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyloa in Montreal.
54, Cornwall, Ont.
William Stafford, suddenly at the Cornwall General Hospital, Cornwall, Ont., on Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
William (Bill) Stafford of 237 Bryden Ave., Cornwall, age 54 years.
Beloved husband of the former Eunice Martell; dear father of William (Bill) Michael Stafford (Julie), Fredericton, N.B. and Michelle (Mrs. Robert Willman), Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Bradley Willman and Nicholas Stafford. Dear son of the former Mary Mullen and the late William Stafford; dear brother of David Stafford, Montreal, Quebec and Philip Stafford (Cathy), Marshalltown, Iowa.
Predeceased by infant sister, Mary Suzanne Stafford.
Resting at the Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, East Branch, 614 First Street East, Cornwall, Ont., from 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral is Saturday, June 26, 1999 for Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter’s Church, Cornwall at 11 a.m., followed by cremation.
The family will be in attendance from 2- 5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. until time of funeral Saturday.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.