Christina Margaret Bruce
85, Sydney Mines
Christina Margaret Bruce, 85, of 11 Windsor Ave., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Margaret A. (Larson) MacLean. She was an adherent of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Ronalda (Mrs. Roy Bishop), Sydney Mines, with whom she resided, Linda (Mrs. George Ferguson), Dartmouth; two sons, Brian (Geraldine), Dartmouth, David, Dartmouth; her stepsister, Carrie Groves, North Sydney; stepbrothers, Allan MacLean, Florence, Billy MacLean, Ontario; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, David, a sister, Dorothy Whitaker, brother, Jack MacLean and two brothers in infancy.
Visitation will be in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Allison MacLean officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
John (Buds) Buchanan
John (Buds) Buchanan, 85, of MacLean Street, Donkin, passed away Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Burke) Buchanan. He was a member of St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin. Mr. Buchanan was employed with Dominion Coal Co. and Cape Breton Development Corp. in No. 24 and No. 26 collieries, retiring after 43 years of service.
He is survived by daughters, Norma (Pat) Scragg, Richmond Hill, Ont., Delores (Lyle) Einarson, Chilliwack, B.C., Annie Buchanan, Ottawa, Ont. and Deborah (Lawrence) Lecreux, Eureka, N.S.; son, John (Priscilla), Glace Bay; brother, Tom, Oromocto, N.B.; sister, Beatrice MacVicar, Australia. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Lillian (Lil) in 1996; brothers, Kenny, Albert and Alex Buchanan; sister, Mary Ellen Livingstone.
Visitation for the late Mr. Buchanan will be Friday 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Donations in Mr. Buchanan’s memory to Palliative Care or VON are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Christine A. (Gicco) Fownes
Christene A. (Gicco) Fownes, 80, of Baddeck passed away peacefully at her home following a long illness on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, surrounded by loving caregivers and Jessie.
Born in Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Mary (MacKenzie) Ferguson. For many years she, her late husband and brother-in-law owned and operated the Inverary Inn in Baddeck.
Gicco is survived by her niece, Shaaron Bartlett, Baddeck, Galen Thurber, Nepean, Ont., Duane Thurber, Baddeck; brothers-in-law, Chal Fownes, Baddeck, Albert Fownes, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Margaret Fownes, Baddeck; nieces, Ginny Fownes, Minty Fownes, nephew, Graeme Fownes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jamie, sisters, Isabel Bartlett and Frances who died in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date at Greenwood United Church, Baddeck with Rev. David Lutes officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrews Cemetery, Baddeck Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria County Hospice Association Greenwood United Church Memorial Fund or charity of one’s choice.
64, Hamilton, Ont.
Fabian MacDonald, 64, passed away in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, May 30, 1999.
Born of the late Hughie and Annie MacDonald of Port Morien.
Survived by his wife, Anne (Jessome) MacDonald; five children; 15 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Helen MacIntosh, Dartmouth, Camille Gardiner, Glace Bay, Joan McGillivray, Glace Bay. Audrey Ruppert, Dartmouth, Patricia Slibar, Dartmouth, Susie Melnick, Port Morien, Hugh MacDonald, Sudbury and Gus MacDonald, Halifax.
Margaret (Margie) MacDonald, 75, of Seaview Manor and formerly of Schooner Pond Road, Donkin, passed away Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the manor.
Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late Roddie and Elizabeth (MacMullin) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Margie is survived by several cousins and many friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Angus and four in infancy.
Visitation for the late Ms. MacDonald will be held today (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The remains will be transferred to St. Luke’s United Church in Donkin at noon Saturday, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery.
Donations in Margie’s memory to Seaview Manor Memorial Fund are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Mary Agnes McNeil
Mary Agnes McNeil, 75, of Breton Bay Nursing Home and formerly of Benacadie Pond, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Benacadie, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Ellen (McGrath) McNeil. She was a former member of St. Barra’s Parish, Christmas Island.
She is survived by a sister, Dolena (Bill) Bennett, Scarborough, Ont.; four brothers, Tony (Pat), Benacadie, Lloyd (Doreen), Markham, Ont., Marcie (Evelyn), Thornhill, Ont., Alex (Cathy), Whitby, Ont. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Neil, Lawrence and Angus, sister, Margaret McCabe and also by two sisters and two brothers in infancy.
The late Ms. McNeil will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Barra’s Church with the Rev. J.A. MacNeil officiating. Interment in the parish Cemetery, Christmas Island.
Donations may be made to Cape Breton Right to Life.
Pierre (Percy) Peters
Pierce (Percy) Peters, 87, of George Street, Sydney, died Thursday June 3, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Charles and Gertrude (O’Grady) Peters, Mira Road. He was a well known construction worker, and fiddle player and was a member of the C.B. Fiddlers Association.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Helen Jollymore; one son; Robert (Bobby) Beth, Sydney; five grandchildren, Barry (Margie), Janice, Leanne (Bruce), Darlene and Marlene and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Guy) Mader, Sydney, Gertrude (Girlie) Don MacKenzie and Florence (Sis) Fred Crooks, Halifax; one brother; Harold (Had), Sydney.
He was predeceased by one son, Pierce in 1975; three sisters, Ella (Russell) Hall, Eva (Allison) Turnbull, Winnie (Laurie) Boyd; six brothers, Richard (Dick), William (Bill), Albert (Ab), John, Thomas (Ned) and Arthur (Barney).
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A private service will be held. Interment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery .
No flowers by request.
The late Edward William Spencer who passed away on May 11, 1999, was also survived by a brother, Gordon Spencer, Mira, and was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Richardson, Sydney and Dorothy Spencer.
George Alexander Allison
80, Sydney Mines
George Alexander Allison, 80, of 31 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Joseph and Louisa (Burnett) Allison. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas in Normandy. He was a former member of the Legion Centennial Band and the Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship. He was employed as a firefighter with the Department of Defence for 28 years and later with Brinks Security until his retirement in 1979. George was a talented musician, giving freely of his time entertaining at hospitals and nursing homes.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Finney; his son, Ronald (Peggy) Allison, Sydney Mines; his sister, Ann Carter, North Sydney and his brother, Glenn (Joan), Linsay, Ont.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Florence, Louise and Jessie.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating.
Donations may be made to the Trinity Building Fund, Palliative Care, the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.
Arrangements under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
John (Buds) Buchanan
Funeral mass for the late John (Buds) Buchanan, who died Thursday, June 3, 1999, will be celebrated today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin.
Elizabeth Derbyshire Crocker
Elizabeth Derbyshire Crocker, Broughton, C.B., who immigrated at the age of 12 with her family from Yorkshire, England and was the last surviving member of her immediate family, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Thursday, June 3, 1999.
Born in Yorkshire, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah (Claire) Derbyshire. She was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay.
She is survived by sons, John (Dena), Glace Bay, Frank (Betty), Broughton, Arthur (Betty), Mira; daughters, Betty MacLeod, Donna (Winston) Babstock, both of Glace Bay, Jeanette (Ron) Wagg, Rothsay, N.B., Olive (Arthur) Brown, Brickyard Road, Mira, and Debbie (Dan) Lockwood, Hamilton, Ont. Also surviving are 37 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George in 1980; son, Kent in 1998, infant son, George Arthur; grandsons, Shane and Gerard and great-granddaughters, Dannielle and Brianna; sisters, Alice MacLean and Olive Matheson.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Crocker will be held Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday from St. Mary’s Anglican Church with the Rev. Margaret Collins officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Glace Bay.
Donations in Mrs. Crocker’s memory to a charity of choice are suggested as expressions of sympathy.
John Roland Johnson
John Roland Johnson, 80, of Union Street, Sydney, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late John A. and Willetta (Corbett) Johnson. He was a retired salesman, working for Kraft Foods for 32 years, retiring in 1981. He was a major in the Cape Breton Highlanders serving in the Second World War and after the war as a lieutenant-colonel in the militia. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of Westminster Bible Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former, Dorothy Lake; two daughters, Linda (Michael) MacLean, Westmount, Gale Kelly, Bedford, N.S.; six grandchildren, Michael, Grant, Shane and Chantel, all of Bedford, Dan and Angela, both of Westmount.
He was a loving husband, caring father and a wonderful grandfather.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Selma and Alfreda and one brother, William.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Westminster Bible Presbyterian Church, Monday 2 p.m. with Pastor James Murchison officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S.
Theresa Helen King
Theresa Helen King, 70, passed away Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Halifax Infirmary, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late John and Cecelia (Chaisson) Gouthro. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Florence.
She is survived by daughters, Jeannie King, Waterville, Sharon (Mrs. George Moodie), Niagara Falls, Joan (Mrs. Brent Cantwell), Florence, Emily (Mrs. Bill Todd), Bernadette (Mrs. Eric Forrest), both of Halifax, Kimberley (Mrs. David Carew), Ontario. Also surviving are brothers, John Charles, James, Aloysius, and Alexander; sisters, Annie Mae (Mrs. Herald Bailey), Cecelia (Mrs. Earl Harrietha), Mary Olive (Mrs. Ernest Noble), Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Tony Leblanc) and Mary Viola (Mrs. Thomas Chipman). She was the loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Joseph in 1966; brothers, John Francis, Joe, Louis, Edward, Ambrose, Stephen Louis and sisters, Bernadette and Julia Mae.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence with Father A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Service under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart or Kidney Foundation.
92, Reserve Mines
Leo McIntyre, 92, a longtime resident of 42 Official Row, Reserve Mines, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Bryden) McIntyre. Leo had been employed in the coal mining industry for 46 years and retired in a supervisory capacity in 1969. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and a former member of the G.B. Council KOC. He was a member of Reserve Mines Seniors Citizens Pensioners Club and Dart League. He was very active and a member of the board of directors of the Reserve Mines Credit Union and also the Reserve Mines Co-operative Society.
He is survived by four sisters, Sr. Mary Dorothea, Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse, Bedford, Cecilia White, Dartmouth, Rita Steele and Carmella Morrison, both of Sydney; sisters-in-law, Mary, Reserve and Kitty, Ontario. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Muriel MacIsaac in 1965 as well as six brothers, Jeweller, Jack, Peter, Bernie, James and Angus and one sister, Mary Hunkler.
Visitation will be held at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Sunday in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines, 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Leo’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund.
Earl Archibald (Tucker) Weyman
Earl Archibald (Tucker) Weyman, of 340 Wallace Road, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Thursday, June 3, 1999, in his 73rd year after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Archie and Margaret (MacIsaac) Weyman. He was a member of St. John’s Parish, New Aberdeen, where he was an active member of the Men’s Club for years. Tucker was employed for 28 years at Cadegan’s Fish Plant and retired after 19 years of service with Cape Breton Development Corp. in 1986.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Constance Mahe; four daughters, Connie McInnis, Reserve Mines, Margie (Brian) Curtis, Sabina (Eric) Mugford, Florence (Darrell) Fraser, all of Glace Bay; sons, Earl (Delores) and Michael (fiancee, Melissa), Glace Bay; brothers, John (Jack), New Brunswick and Ralph, Ontario; sister, Florence (Perrault), Sudbury, Ont. and 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Danny and Richard and sister, Dorothy in infancy.
Visitation for the late Mr. Weyman will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, New Aberdeen with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Mr. Weyman’s memory to Palliative Care or charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Anne Mae Whyte
67, Glace Bay
Anne Mae Whyte, 67, of 34 Cooling St., Glace Bay and formerly of Elm Street, Dominion, passed away Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Dominion, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Sarah (McNeil) Whyte. She taught at Macdonald High School, Dominion until her retirement in 1990. She was a parishioner of St. Eugene’s Church.
She is survived by sisters, Lillian Whyte, Sydney, Peggy Whyte, Glace Bay and Susan Cook, Dominion; also survived by nieces, Marcy and Sarah Cook, both of Dominion and nephew, Matthew (Vanessa) Cook, Halifax.
There will be no visitation. Time of the funeral mass will be announced in Monday’s edition.
Donations in Anne Mae’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.