Word was received of the sudden death of William (Bill) Fahey on June l8, 1999 in Downsview, Ontario.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Patrick and Muriel Fahey.
Bill was predeceased by sister, Alice and brother, Lewis Stephen.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ketha (Day) Fahey. He is also survived by a daughter, Monique and fiance, Wayne; four sons, Bill Jr., Walter (Sandra), Patrick (Katy) and Mark (Karen). He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brett, Natalie, Leuren, Jamie, Jessica, Laura and Eric, whom he loved and cherished dearly.
Bill is aIso survived by five sisters: Ella (Andre), Laura, Frances (Reid), Rita (Allen), Ann (Ted): five brothers Leonard (Sarah Ann), Patrick (Minnie), Lewis (Maureen), Gerard, Michael (Joanne). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bill worked for 37 years in the retail business where he was one of the most respected Senior Buyers in his field. He started his career at Woolworths in Sydney Mines, moved on to Woolco and until his death, was Senior Buyer for Wal-Mart Canada.
Service was held at St. Wilfred’s Roman Catholic Church, Toronto. Bill was interred in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Toronto under the direction of DeMarco Funeral Home Ltd.
77, Glace Bay
Roy Jenkins, 77, of Victoria Haven Nursing Home Glace Bay, formerly of 37 Sixth Street New Aberdeen, died Sunday June 27, 1999 in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Samuel and Freda (Morris) Jenkins.
He was a retired coal miner. He was a member of Warden United Church.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by sister Violet Jenkins, Glace Bay, and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by sister, Annie Burke; brothers, Freeman, Walter, Joseph and Harold.
Visitation will be held Monday June 28, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warden United Church with the Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay,
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are suggested as memorials.
Beatrice Verna Long, 82, of 41 Old Kings Road, Sydney, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Beatrice (Tremholm) Rudderham. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. She was the last member or her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Verna (Rudy) Losoya, McAllen, Texas, Helen (Steve) Day, Wellington, N.S.; four grandchildren, Scott (Donna) Losoya, Glenrose, Texas, Keith Losoya, Baltimore, Maryland, Carla Day, Calgary, Alberta, Heather Day, Coggeshall, England; also surviving are four great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by husband Lawrence (Shorty) Long; sister, Helen and six brothers; also one great-grandchild.
Visitation was Sunday, from 7-9 p.m. and will be on Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel Ltd. Service will be in the chapel on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Angus J. MacQueen officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or charity of choice.
Nellie Olive MacKinnon
88, New Waterford
Nellie Olive MacKinnon, 88, of Maple Hill Manor and a former resident of 557 Thompson Street, New Waterford, died Saturday June 26, 1999 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Belle Cote, Inverness County, she was the daughter of the late Anselm and Catherine (Delaney) LeLievre. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church, a member of the Saint Anne’s Society and was employed at Mount Carmel Glebe for eight years.
Nellie is survived by three step-daughters; Joan MacKinnon, Bedford, Theresa LeLievre, Bedford and Anna Cormier, New Waterford, two step-sons, Peter (Geraldine “Boots”), River Ryan and Angus, River Ryan; one brother, William, New Waterford and one sister Annie Vokey, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband John Archie in 1964, three sisters Mary Helen Chiasson, Emma Chiasson and Josephine Muise and by five brothers Alex, Leo, Peter, Zena and Severin and step-son William.
Visitation for the late Nellie Olive MacKinnon will be held today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral will be held in Mount Carmel Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Hector MacPherson, 95, of 316 Keltic Drive, Sydney, died peacefully, June 26, 1999, at home in the presence of his family.
Born in New Boston, Cape Breton County, he was the son of the late Alexander (Sandy) and Sarah (MacKinnon) MacPherson. He retired in 1966 from Eastern Bakeries Ltd. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was an avid musician and enjoyed playing the bagpipes and fiddle for his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years the former Laura Blanche (Kendall); four daughters, Thelma and Kyle MacKillop, Coxheath, Evelyn and Fred Peters, Mira Road, Joan Morrison, Howie Center and Heather and Ben Furey, Coxheath; two sons, Sandy (Iris), Ottawa and Robert (Margaret), Elmsdale; 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Donald Hector; daughter, Shirley Anne Bonaparte; three sisters, Mary, Effie, Katie; five brothers, Angus, William, Allen, Neil, Angus; granddaughter, Darlene Kyla MacKillop.
Visitation was on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and will be today (Monday) at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Ivan George O'Callaghan
Ivan George O’Callaghan, 71, of 610 Rotary Drive, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Sydney he was the son of the late Emmett and Emeline (Burhoe) O’Callaghan. He worked at Sysco for 40 years. He was a popular Cape Breton jazz musician and played with Don Coward Trio, Joe Waye Band and appeared in many Rotary productions.
Survived by one son, Brent, Sydney; two daughters, Lynn and Susan, of Halifax; two grandchildren, Breagh and Bryant Wood; also sister-in-law, Ada O’Callaghan, Sydney.
Predeceased by brothers, Edward, Richard, Eric and Carl; sisters, Margaret Comeau, Lois Moore.
No visitation by request of Mr. O’Callaghan. Cremation took place and a private family service was held at graveside.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.
Winnifred Anne Risk, 58, of Dalhousie Drive, Sydney, died on Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Archie J. and Frances (McGinn) Risk. She was a member of Christ Church, Sydney.
She is survived by four sisters, Patsy Brewer (Tom), Sydney, Frances McDermid, Regina, Elizabeth Risk, Dartmouth, Peggy Chambers (Dall), Calgary; six brothers, Joseph, Toronto, Archie, Sydney, Art, Sydney River, Eddy, Sydney, Charlie, Sydney and Ricky, Howie Centre.
Predeceased by one sister, Millie MacPhee.
No visitation. A private family service will be held in Christ Church, Sydney with Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials to Palliative Care of Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
91, Glace Bay
Harold Edwards of 3 McDonald Lane, Glace Bay, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Daniel J. and Mary Ann (Moore) Edwards. Harold spent the whole of his working life in the coal industry, having been with Devco for nearly 40 years, and at the time of his retirement was a lamphouse supervisor.
He is survived by one brother, Margrave, U.S.A.; by his special nephew, Joe Edwards, Brocton, Mass. and by other nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by one sister, Belle Kowalski and three brothers, Joseph, Charlie and Phil.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. A reception will follow.
Donations in Harold’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.
C. Spurgeon Holmes
82, Sydney Mines
C. Spurgeon Holmes, 82, of Miner’s Memorial Manor, formerly of Shore Road, Sydney Mines, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (McEwan) Holmes.
He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines and was also an adherent of Grace Fellowship Church. Mr. Holmes was a former member of the town council in Sydney Mines and a board member for Harbourview Hospital.
Surviving are wife, Jean; daughter, Lorna Holmes, son Charles, both of Sydney Mines; one sister, Jess (Ross) Davis, Chester, N.S.; two brothers, William (Barbara), Halifax and Rev. Sam (Marjorie), Ottawa; also by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The remains will rest at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Duncan MacDonald, Sydney, will have visitation today, Wednesday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. N. MacPhee officiating. Interment in St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Sydney.
57, Glace Bay
Robert MacDonald, 57, of 12 Hillier St., Glace Bay, died at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Tuesday, June 1, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Mary MacDonald and the late Melvin MacDonald. He was a member of Newsom United Church, Glace Bay. He worked with the Cape Breton Development Corp. as a truck driver, retiring in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie (Morrison) MacDonald, Glace Bay.
Visitation will be held in the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, Wednesday, June 2, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David Hann officiating. Cremation to take place. Burial at a later date.
There will be a memorial service for the late Lillian MacKenzie at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Mary Elizabeth MacLeod
Mae MacLeod, 85, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 58 Union St., died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the home.
She was a former member of St. Joseph’s Parish and worked at Sadie MacLeod’s Guest Home on Woodill Street.
Visitation was held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview Chapel with the Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
She will always be remembered for her kindness and her sense of humour. Also for her love and compassion for animals and music.
Augustus (Gus) Patrick O'Neill
74, Glace Bay
Augustus (Gus) Patrick O’Neill, 74, of 9 Hickman St., Glace Bay, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Augustus and Anna (Campbell) O’Neill. Gussie was a member of St. Anne’s Parish, Glace Bay. He was a former employee of the S & L Railway for 36 years and retired from the Cape Breton Development Corp. Gussie was an avid train enthusiast and recently completed a video of his own hand-crafted replica of the S & L Railway.
Gussie is survived by his loving wife, Millie (Mrazek); four sons, Carl, Trout Brook Road, Mira, Patrick (Linda), Glace Bay, Paul (Cheryl), Tanglewood, Vincent (Rebecca), Glace Bay; daughter, Chris (André) Gouthro, Ajax, Ont.; sister, Sister Anne (Sisters of Charity), Halifax; Carmella (Ronald) Campbell, Glace Bay and brother, Gerald (Jessie), Glace Bay; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Bradley, Michael, Scott and Ryan O’Neill, Cassandra Gouthro and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son, Anthony Joseph, and brothers, William, Francis and Hugh.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Anne’s Parish. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay and are incomplete at this time.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the N.S. Lung Association or charity of choice.