79, Petit Etang, Inverness, Co.
Eugene Bourgeois, 79, of Petit Etang, Inverness County died June 5, 1999, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp.
Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Charles and Anne (Porier) Bourgeois. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp and a veteran of World War Two. Also a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32, Cheticamp.
He is survived by five sons, Emmanuel, Plateau, Alex and John, New Glasgow, Michael (Jean) Philippe, at home and Harold, Edmonton, Alberta; six daughters, Shirley (Mrs. Denis Desveaux), Long Island, Stella (Mrs. Paul Levis Deveau), Plateau, Florence (Mrs. Joseph Carrier), Trenton, Ontario, Bertha Mae (Mrs. Harvey Camus), Cheticamp, Marie Therese Bourgeois, at home and Debbie (Mrs. Allen Hart), Margaree Valley; 9 grandchildren.
Predeceased by his wife, Ann Mary Basker; one daughter, Marie Therese; brother, Arthur; sister, Helen Roach and half-brothers, Willie Bourgeois, Edward Camus.
Visitation will be today (Monday) at the Cheticamp Funeral Home from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Interment will be the parish cemetery.
Dorothy Madeline Comer
74, Donkin Dorothy Madeline Comer, 74, of 124 MacLean St., Donkin, passed away Sunday at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Ellen (Carter) Comer. Dorothy was a member of St. Gregory’s Church in Donkin. She worked for more than 35 years with the Ontario government in the tourism department. She loved to travel and cook. Dorothy was a special friend and her motherly kindness and friendship affected all who were close to her.
Dorothy is survived by several special nieces and nephews; grandson Kyle and nieces Dorothy Mary Comer and Pauline Comer; three brothers, William Bernard (Jeannine), Toronto, Francis (Theresa), and Gordon, Donkin; sister Marguerite (Rita) Simpson, Ottawa.
Dorothy was predeceased by a brother John Edward.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Cremation to follow.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Gregory’s Church Fund.
Elizabeth Derbyshire Crocier
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. She was also mother to grandchildren Wayne, Dennis, Debbie and Dean. 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; brother George Derbyshire.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Crocker was held on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service was 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.
S. Marion (Woodworth) Day
93, Falmouth, MA.
The death of S. Marion (Woodworth) Day, 93, occurred at the JML Care Center, Falmouth, MA., on Friday, June 4, 1999.
Born in Catalone, Cape Breton, and raised in Lantz, N.S., she moved to Dedham, MA., in 1925 and following her marriage resided in Falmouth. She enjoyed summer visits to Nova Scotia.
She is survived by daughter Sally and husband John DeMello; son, William Day and wife Grace; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Falmouth, as well as many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia.
She was predeceased by her husband, Russell A. Day; sisters, Catherine MacIntyre, Lida MacAulay and Agnes MacIntyre; brothers, Aulay and Hector Woodworth.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at 1 p.m. in First Congregational Church, Falmouth.
Her wishes were any donations be made to Loch End Cemetery Fund, Catalone, N.S.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home of Falmouth, MA.
Dennis Louis Gloade
Dennis Louis Gloade, 72, 8 Gerald Ave., Millbrook (Truro) passed away at home on June 6, 1999.
Born in Truro on September 24, 1926, he was a son of the late Noel Gloade and Mary Ann Paul. Dennis was a drywall tradesman until his retirement. He was also an avid harness racing fan and a member of the Truro Horsemen’s Club. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Millbrook and was a Mi’kmaw Prayer leader. He is survived by his ex-wife Mary Gloade (Millbrook); brother, William Gloade (Tommaston, Conn.); sisters, Elizabeth Francis (Eskasoni, N.S.), Evelyn Levesque (Fort Fairfield, Maine); children, Sandra Gloade (Eskasoni, N.S.), Elizabeth (Mrs. Lorne Paul), Barry Gloade, Jeanette Gloade, Kenny Gloade, Darrell Gloade, Evelyn Gloade and Dennis C. Gloade, all of Millbrook, N.S. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sister Jeanette Pellegrini; son, William Charles Gloade and a daughter, Shirley Anne Gloade.
Visitation will be held 2-6, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, with Rev. Tom Kurudeepan officiating.
Family flowers only, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation.
62, Glace Bay
Alexander (Alex) Murphy Higgins, 62, of 301 Reserve St., Glace Bay passed away Saturday, June 5, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Murphy) Higgins. Alex was a member of Holy Family Church, MacKay’s Corner. He enjoyed doing cross word puzzles and loved poetry especially Robert Burns of Scotland. Alex was employed in the construction industry and also did refrigeration repair. He was also a member of the Labourers Union.
Surviving is his wife Josephine (Curley) Higgins; two daughters, Janet, PEI and Michelle, Halifax; one son Wayne, Ontario; four brothers, John (Nan), Detroit, Peter (Beth) and Garvie (Joanne), both of Toronto and William, Glace Bay; three sisters, Margaret (Harry) Sophocleous, Sydney, Ellen (Ronald) Bird, Toronto, Annabelle Thomson, Glace Bay and a special sister Isabell Musial, Glace Bay; also surviving are numerous relations.
Alex was predeceased by a sister, Janet and three brothers, James, Andrew and Patrick.
Visitation will take place on Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, MacKay’s Corner, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the VON, Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care.
Alex will be fondly remembered by his relatives and many friends.
Let other poets raise a fracas
‘Bout vines, an’ wines, and’ drucken Bacchus,
An’ crabbit names an’ stories wrack us,
An’ grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.
O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro’ wimplin worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream ovre the brink,
In glorious faem,
Inspire me, till I lisp an’ wink,
To sing thy name!
Albert J. Lionais
84, North Sydney
Albert Joseph Lionais, 84, a resident of 19 Cottage Street, North Sydney, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Charles and Eunice (Hynes) Lionais. He was employed with J.A. MacDougall Wholesale Ltd., Sydney Mines, for a period of 45 years. He also operated Sellar Craft, manufacturing fishing supplies as a hobbie. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Frances (Dooley); three sons, Charles (Denise), Ottawa, David (Rosalie), Sydney River, Gerard (Catherine), Groves Point; five daughters, Ann, at home, Marguerite (Mrs. John Travers), New Market, Ont., Marilyn (Mrs. Wallace Turner), Halifax, N.S., Irene (Mrs. Colin McArthur), Groves Point, Marie (Mrs. Glen Sentner), Eastern Passage; one sister, Estelle MacDonald and eighteen grandchildren, Joe, Rob, and Tom Travers, Mike and Pat Lionais, Chuck Turner, Stephen, Douglas, Peter and Kevin Lionais, Greg and Brian McArthur, Andrew, Albert and Carolyn Lionais, Jessica, Kacey and Timothy Sentner.
He was predeceased by one grandson, Jamie Turner; two brothers, Harry and Leo; two sisters, Marguerite and Irene.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Adult Services Center or to the VON.
Theresa Helen King, 70, of Florence passed away, 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 her sons, Michael (Tina), Alder Point, John (Ann), Sydney Mines, and Patrick (Donna), Halifax; her 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. She was a loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving hare her sisters, Annie Mae (Mrs. Herald Bailey), Cecilia (Mrs. Earl Harrietha ), Mary Olive (Mrs. Ernest Noble), Mary Elizabeth (Mrs, Tony Leblanc) and Mary Viola (Mrs. Thomas Chipman) and her brothers, John Charles, James, Aloysius, and Alexander.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1966; sisters, Bernadette and Julia Mae; brothers, John Francis, Joe, Louis, Edward, Ambrose and Stephen Louis.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Florence with Rev. A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the heart or kidney foundation.
Sarah (Sally) Rae MacKay
86, Grand River Falls
The death of Sarah (Sally) Rae MacKay, 86, of Grand River Falls and St. Peter’s, occurred Saturday, June 5, 1999, at the Richmond Villa, St. Peters.
Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Margaret (Morrison) MacLeod. While in New Brunswick she worked as a legal secretary as well as registrar of probate for King’s County, New Brunswick. In Cape Breton she worked in different secretarial positions including secretary to St. Peter’s District High School before her retirement. Sally was well known for her hospitality, baking and needlework. She was also very active in church and community affairs, having served on various committees, clubs and boards. She spent 25 years as supply organist for the Grand River United Church. She was a member or the Grand River Presbyterian Church and the WMS. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
Sally is lovingly and fondly remembered by son, William (Shirley), Lower Sackville; daughters, Marcia (Harvey) MacEwen, St. Peter’s, Donalda (Gary) Raney, Grand River Falls; five granddaughters, Kim (Paul) Hiscock, Allison (Kenneth) Martell, Angela, Cheryl, and Robin Raney; two grandsons, Ian (Rosette) MacEwen and Colin MacKay. Also survived are three great-grandchildren, Justin, Kayla, and Logan; two sisters-in-law, Helen MacKay, Sydney, and A. Marion MacLeod, Halifax and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her loving husband, D. Gillis; step-mother Marcia (MacWha) MacLeod; brothers, William, Malcolm and Ian; sister Katerine (Kaye).
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the Grand River Presbyterian Church and where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment in the Grand River Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Grand River Presbyterian Church, the St. Peter’s United Church Organ Fund, the Doctor William B. Kingston Memorial Clinic, L’Ardoise, or the charity of your choice.
Reception to follow in the Grand River Fire Hall.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.
Joseph Patrick Roach
Joseph Patrick Roach, 83, Cheticamp, passed away June 4, 1999, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp.
Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Patrick M. Roach and Mary (MacKinnon) Roach. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32, Cheticamp. Also an honorary member of Cheticamp Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, the former Annie C. Knocton; three sons, Stephen, Ingonish, Brian and Kevin, both of Cheticamp; two daughters, Juanita (Mrs. Ernie Leblanc), East Margaree, and Lorraine (Mrs. Paul Munce), Toronto; three brothers, Petep and Leo, New Waterford, and Alphonse, Petit de Grat; grandchildren, Wanda, Keith, Patrick, Jeal, Jaimee, Ereka and Megan; one great-grandchild Hailee and one great-grandson.
Predeceased by three brothers, Johnny, Hubert, Marcellin; seven sisters, Emma, Annie, Sabine, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary Louise, and Evelyn.
Funeral is today (Monday) at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Edgar John (Jack) Windsor
Edgar John (Jack) Windsor, 84, of Victoria Road, Sydney, passed away Friday, June 4, 1999, at the DVA Wing of Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Florence and William Windsor. Jack was a veteran of WW2 serving overseas mostly in Holland as a member of the RCEME. He was also a member and elder of Trinity United Church, a member of Masonic Lodge MacKay #113 and a former member of Whitney Pier Y’s Mens Group. He worked at Moffatt’s Garage before joining the service and after the war he worked for R.J. Logue and was later a service manager at MacIntyre Chev. Olds.
He is survived by his wife the former Margaret Gillis; nieces, Norma Gillis, at home, Glenna (Brian) Richards, Sydney; grand nephews, Craig and Jason Richards; grand niece, Alison Richards; sisters, Eva Ross and Phyllis MacDonald and many close nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Winnie Dalrymple; brothers, Mel, Arnie and Fred.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Intepment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Church Fund or charity of choice.
Masonic Service will be on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.
John A. (Smokey) Bonaparte
77, Reserve Mines
John Alexander Bonaparte, 77, of 2172 Sydney Rd., Reserve Mines, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, in the loving care of his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in McKinnon Harbour, he was a son of the late Seward and Sarah (MacDonald) Bonaparte. He was employed by Municipal Ready Mix Ltd. until he formed Bonaparte Foundations, which he owned and operated until his retirement. John was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish for more than 40 years.
John Alex is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, the former Catherine MacLellan. Dearly loved father of Cassie Mullins, Oshawa, Arthur (Beth), Guelph, Jackie (Geraldine), Reserve Mines, Christine (Dave) Alexander, Ottawa, Agnes (David) Wilkinson, Ottawa, Seward (Charlene), Reserve Mines, Mary (Danny) Campbell, Marion Bridge, Marion (Bob) MacDonald, Reserve Mines, Jennifer (John) Barber, Ottawa, Louis (Phyllis), Reserve Mines and Nancy Bonaparte, Ottawa. He will be sadly missed by 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Belle McLean, Sydney and Lynn McLean, Toronto, and brothers, Steven, New Glasgow, Gregory, Sydney and Donald (Dora), Sydney.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by one son, Ronald Francis in 1974, son-in-law, Jim Mullins in 1996, brothers, Roddie, Charlie, Angus and Seward and sisters, Christine Fraser and Nora Slade.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s/Holy Family Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice.
Dorothy Madeline Comer
Dorothy Madeline Comer, 74, of 124 MacLean St., Donkin, passed away Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Ellen (Carter) Comer. Dorothy was a member of St. Gregory’s Church in Donkin. She worked for more than 35 years with the Ontario government in the Tourism Department. She loved to travel and cook. Dorothy was a special friend and her motherly kindness and friendship effected all who were close to her.
Dorothy is survived by several special nieces and nephews; grandson, Kyle and nieces, Dorothy Mary Comer and Pauline Comer; and also close niece, Linda MacInnis; three brothers, William Bernard (Jeannine), Toronto, Francis (Theresa), and Gordon, Donkin; sister Marguerite (Rita) Simpson, Ottawa.
Dorothy was predeceased by a brother, John Edward.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Church, Donkin, with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Cremation to follow.
As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Gregory’s Church Fund.
Carole Jane Chant
66, Glace Bay
Carole Jane Chant, 66, of 55 Minto St. and formerly of Blackett Street, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, after a short illness.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Margaret (Barter) Phillips. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Glace Bay United Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Gary (Lori), Glace Bay, Brian, Surrey, B.C.; daughters, Pam, Glace Bay, Marlene, St. Albert, Alta.; five granddaughters, three grandsons.
She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy and a brother, Blair.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 9, 1999, 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, June 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jennifer Smart officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation to take place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Queen E II Science Centre, Halifax, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Sister Daniel Marie Chisholm
Sister Daniel Marie Chisholm, 93, a Sister of St. Martha, Bethany Motherhouse, Antigonish, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at Bethany.
Born in St. Joseph’s, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander George and Mary (Gillis) Chisholm. Sister Daniel Marie entered the Sisters of St. Martha on Sept. 8, 1933. She gave service in the dietary departments of several congregational institutions as well as the Motherhouse; St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish, 1935-38, St. Rita Hospital, Sydney, 1938-44 and 1962-73, Bethany, Antigonish, 1944-61 and Coady Institute, Antigonish 1961-62. She retired to Bethany in 1973, and was admitted to extended care in 1979.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Druhan and Mary Visser; five brothers, Rev. Dan Broderick, James Duncan, George, Hugh Roderick and John Archie.
Remains are resting at Bethany Motherhouse, Antigonish after 1:15 p.m. today (Tuesday), where a Bible vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel with the Rev. Edward MacIssac officiating. Burial to follow in Bethany Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Beatrice Frances Cullen
88, Sydney Mines
Beatrice Frances Cullen, 88, of 1 MacCormick Terrace, Sydney Mines, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (MacNeil) Hall. Beatrice was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Sydney Mines and was active in the CWL for over 50 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Rita (Carl) MacRae, Mary Theresa (Maurice) Pyke, Yvonne (Clifton) Farnsworth; her sons, Bryan (Geraldine) and Jim (Marguerite), all of Sydney Mines and one sister, Edna Hall CND, MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Max, daughter, Edna, sisters, Kate, Ethel, Sarah, Margaret and Josephine, brothers, John, Ambrose and Patrick.
Beatrice will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation, Palliative Care or any charity.
John Francis Doucette
59, New Waterford
John Francis Doucette, 59, of 484 10th St., New Waterford, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John Francis and Louise (Roach) Doucette. He was a retired coal miner, an avid fisherman and amateur gardener. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, the former, Lorna MacKinnon; one daughter, Madonna (Terrance Murphy) Doucette, Sydney; two sons, John Francis (Laurie), Lower Wolfville, Frederick Joseph, New Waterford; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Alan Mac Donald), New Waterford, Rita (Mrs. Roger Boyer), Ontario; three grandsons, Breton, Gabriel, Rowan and expecting a fourth grandchild.
There will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
James Donald Gillis
92, Port Hood
James Donald Gillis, 92, of Port Hood, formerly of Etibicoke, Ont., died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at home.
Born at Gillisdale, he was the son of the late Alexander R. and Maggie Sarah (Gillis) Gillis. He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood for the past four and a half years and was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, Etibicoke for 35 years prior to returning to Cape Breton.
Survived by sister, Rita, Inverness and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Cogswell, sisters, Anna, Mae and two sisters in infancy, brothers, Angus R., Neil and Charlie.
The late Mr. Gillis will rest at the Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree. Interment in MacDougall Cemetery, South West Margaree.
Donations may be made to MacDougall Cemetery or charity of your choice.
78, North Sydney
John (Snowny) Snow, 78, of 37 Convent St., North Sydney, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Bradbury) Snow. He was employed as a first mate with Marine Atlantic for many years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Canadian Army, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19. He was an avid bowler, hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are two sons, John, North Sydney, Robert, Cambridge, Ont.; daughters, Lois Pye, Bridget (Mrs. Leonard Ryan), both of Truro, Cathy (Milan), Calgary, Donalda (Mrs. Lorne Denney), with whom he resided; one sister, Ethel Neiman, North Sydney; 11 grandchildren, Vincent, Jason, Darren, Sheldon, Cynthia, Jessica, Mason, Kayla, Jennifer, Milan and Gregory; one great-grandchild, Kendra.
He was predeceased by his wife, Janet (Maxwell) Snow in 1988, a brother, Vincent and sisters, Ida and Lillian.
Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service is Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with Capt. Rocky Bishop officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.