Margaret (nee MacKenzie) MacLeod
Big Bras d'Or/Toronto
Margaret MacLeod (nee MacKenzie), of Big Bras d'Or, N.S., at the Shepherd Lodge in Toronto on Tuesday, July 6, 1999.
Beloved wife of the late Rev. Roderick MacLeod; loving mother of Sylvia Sutton and Catherine McCutcheon; dearest grandmother to Alexander, Sean, Maggie and Sarah.
Memorial services will be held in Toronto and Lucknow, Ont. at a later date.
Margaret's love of Cape Breton will remain an enduring part of her legacy to both her children and her grandchildren.
For those wishing, donations to the Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
Brian Dan Maloney
50, Big Harbour, Baddeck
Brian Dan Maloney, 50, passed away Thursday, July 8, 1999, in Big Harbour, Baddeck.
Born in Neil's Harbour, Victoria County, he was the son of Jessie (Burton) Maloney, formerly of Dingwall, and the late Dave Maloney.
He is survived by his children, April Maloney, Baddeck, and Bernadette Maloney, Ontario. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley Grant, Boularderie, Lena Fitzgerald, North Sydney, Angus Maloney, Dartmouth and Jackie Maloney, Margaree. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ashley, Richelle and Dakota; and loving friend, Debbie Rahey; several nieces and nephews, aunt and uncle. He will always be remembered as a loving son, father and grandfather.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place.
Donations may be made to your favourite charities.
Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Daniel Xavier (Rooster) Pendergast
38, North Sydney
Well known North Sydney resident, Daniel X. (Rooster) Pendergast, age 38, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 10, 1999, in Edmonton, Alta.
Born in Georges River, he was a son of the late Francis X. and Percilla (Young) Pendergast.
Danny moved to Edmonton in March of 1998 and was employed with the Carpenters Union at the Petro Canada site. He is best known as a kind and gentle person who delivered pizza in North Sydney for many years, and who never refused to do any odd job that needed to be done. In his earlier years many people would remember Danny as the delivery boy for the weekly publication 'The C.B. Highlander.'
He was a very active volunteer in North Sydney and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award a few years ago. He was involved in the North Sydney Minor Baseball Program as a coach and umpire, and at one time was active as a coach and referee with the North Sydney Minor Hockey Program. He was an avid sports fan and had a tremendous love for children.
He is survived by two sisters, Kathy (Donnie) Fitzgerald, Baddeck and Leona (Darryl), North Sydney; three brothers, Wayne (Ann), Southside Boularderie, Wally and Alex (Valerie), both of North Sydney; six nieces; seven nephews; one greatniece and one greatnephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by one brother in infancy.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Friday 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery Bras d'Or.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and he will always be remembered and ever loved in our hearts.
John T. Bryden
Veteran pilot instructor RCAF, Aircrew and Educational Officer RCAF, Student Services St. Lawrence College 16 years, peacefully at the Renal Unit, Kingston General, in his 78th year.
John Bryden, beloved husband of 47 years to Margaret; loving father of Demaris, Grand Forks, B.C., Marina, Kingston, Gina, Toronto, Kathy (Dick) Mulder, Belleville, Joan (Scott) Lattimore, Sydenham and Laurie, Toronto; seven loved grandchildren. He leaves one brother, Owen, North Sydney, N.S., Rita (Alex MacDougall) and Mary (Louis Marinelli), both of North Sydney, N.S.
Predeceased by his parents, Rod and Bernadette Bryden, North Sydney.
At John's request there will be no visitation. Private family service followed by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renal Unit, KGH or Restoration Fund, St. Mary's Cathedral would be appreciated.
Sr. Marie-Louise Chiasson, f.j.
87, Moncton, N.B.
Sister Marie-Louise Chiasson, f.j., passed away at the Provincial House of the Filles de J'sus on Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the age of 87 and in the 68th year of her religious profession.
She was born in Reserve Mines, N.S. and was the daughter of the late Denis Chiasson and Marie Muise.
Besides her religious family, she is survived by her brother, Joseph, Antigonish, N.S. as well as several nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by one brother, Michael and three sisters, Sr. Marie St.-Paulin, f.j., Sr. Jean Catherine, s.c. and Anna MacPherson.
Sr. Marie-Louise began her mission by teaching, but afterwards she trained as a nurse and spent 20 years working in hospitals in Lewistown, Mont. and in Lac LaBiche, Alta. Since 1954 she was bursar in Lewiston and Cheticamp hospitals. She was also provincial bursar for the Filles de J'sus in Edmonton, Atla. and bursar for the local community at the provincial house in Moncton.
The remains were resting at the Provincial House of Les Filles de J'sus, 553 Elmwood Dr., Moncton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the Provincial House, 553 Elmwood Dr., at 2 p.m. today (Friday), July 16, 1999. Interment in Our Lady of Calvary R.C. Cemetery, Dieppe.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 88 Church St., Moncton (858-1900).
A memorial service for the late Joseph Christie of Amherst, N.Y., former resident of Glace Bay, will be held on Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating.
Loretta (Joe) Doyle
Loretta Doyle, 83, of MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly of 749 Alexandra St., Sydney, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at the home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Johanna (MacEachern) Keough of French Street, Whitney Pier.
Up until a few years ago Loretta was very active in church and community services. She was a lifetime member of the St. Theresa's CWL and St. Rita's Hospital Auxiliary (Sydney Community Health Centre). She was a board member of MacGillivary Guest Home for over 20 years and over the years was a member of the board of Sydney Co-op Society and New Dawn Enterprises, St. Vincent de Paul and Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by one son, Dennis (Nancy) Doyle and grandchildren, Michael and Allison, all of Halifax; one sister, Margie Peters, Howie Centre and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Joseph F. Doyle in 1998 and two sons, Brian and Sheldon in infancy. Also sister, Mary MacNeil and Jenny Keough, two brothers, Archie and Bill Keough.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in St. Anthony Daniel Church with the Rev. Leo Boone officiating.
Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
61, London, Ont.
Kenneth Carter Gallant, 61, of London, Ont., formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Center, London, Ont., on Wednesday, June 30, 1999.
He was the son of the late Greta (Condon) and Albert Gallant.
Mr. Gallant was an employee with the London City Catholic School Board and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his son, Michael Kenneth (wife Lori), daughter, Theresa Bernadine (husband Peter Van Brug); also grandchildren, Samantha and Sabrina Van Brug, all of London. Left to mourn are his loving sisters, Anna Burke, Georgie Gallant and Margaret MacLeod (husband Allan), all of Sydney; his several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnephew Jeffrey Kenneth and great-grandniece Diamond will surely miss their Uncle Kenny.
Ken was predeceased by brothers, Albert Joseph (in infancy) and Gerald Bernard.
Ken will be fondly remembered by his many friends who knew and loved his vibrant personality and generous ways.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass was concelebrated by Fr. Henry Cassano, parish priest and Fr. Harry Brown, chaplain of the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, July 3, at St. Peter's Bascilica, London, Ont., which was followed by a reception for family and friends at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Colbourne Street, London.
The family will receive friends from 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 17, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment will take place at 12 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Sydney, with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Joseph (Sonny) Gouthro
56, Gardiner Mines
Joseph Henry (Sonny) Gouthro, 56, of 138 Strang Rd., Gardiner Mines, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford he was the son of Elizabeth (Perfect) Gouthro and the late Henry (Sonny) Gouthro, New Waterford.
He was a member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. Mr. Gouthro was employed with Devco for 32 years. He enjoyed hockey and bowling. Sonny was a kind and loving person who enjoyed his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Besides his mother, Elizabeth (Perfect) Gouthro, he is survived by his wife, the former Anne McMullin; daughters, Joanne (Dave), Dominion, Paula (Jason), Helen (David), both of Sydney and Tammy, at home; sisters, Betty (Webb) Woodland, Twin, Marcella (Harold) Penny, Christie (Earl) Burke, Isabelle (Fred) Baker, all of New Waterford, Elizabeth Boutilier, Dominion, Mary O'Brien and Dosh Boutilier, both of Gardiner Mines; brother, Teddy (Joan) Sydney and stepbrother, Bernie Walker, New Waterford. Also surviving are grandchildren; Joey, Brittany, Courtney, Kayla, Michael, Jordon, Alicia and Breanna.
Besides his father, Henry (Sonny), he was predeceased by grandparents, Joseph and Helen Gouthro, Gardiner Mines, with whom he resided all his life; sisters, Rose Geddes, Alice MacDonald and Hester Perfect, brother, John Joe and stepbrother, Malkie Walker.
Visitation for the late Mr. Gouthro will be held Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4, 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 James Church, Gardiner Mines, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Cremation to follow.
Donation in Sonny's memory to Palliative Care, Cape Breton Regional Hospital are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
77, Big Pond
Joseph Jones, 77, of Big Pond, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at his home.
Born at Margaree, Inverness County, he was the son of the late Catherine (Cameron) MacPhee and the late John Joe MacPhee.
He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Big Pond. He was a founding member of the Big Pond Fire Dept. Joe served overseas during the Second World War in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands for five years with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. He worked for a number of years at the Sydney Steel Corp.; and in construction at both Heavy Water Plants as a welder. He also worked for the Department of Transportation, both federal and provincial.
He is survived by seven daughters, Diane (Doug), Milton, Ont., Margie (Dennis), Thompson, Man., Beverly (Bob), Donna (Joe) and Florence (Martin), all of Kitchener, Ont., Denise, Halifax and Darlene (Todd), Kitchener, Ont.; 10 sons, Rod (Carol), Coxheath, Ralph (Rita), Timmons, Ont., Charlie, Vancouver, Stanley, Thompson, Man., Joey, Kitchener, Ont., Bobby (Linda), Coxheath, Donald (Diane), Milton, Ont., Wayne, at home, Sheldon (Janine), Halifax and Darryl, Milton, Ont.; 36 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by his longtime companion, Florence MacPhee.
He was predeceased by an infant son, John and also by his son, Michael.
The late Mr. Jones will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Big Pond with the Rev. Bedford Doucette officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Big Pond.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Benjamin C. MacEachern
Benjamin Cyril MacEachern, 60, of 4 Ash St., Sydney, died Thursday, July 15, 1999.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Gladys MacEachern, Sydney and the late Benjamin S. MacEachern. He was an electrical contractor self-employed until accepting a position with C.B. Beverages in 1987.
Survived by his wife, the former Mabel (Companion); two daughters, Wynn (Mrs. John L. MacNeil), Sydney and Juanita MacPhee, St. Peter's; one son, Scott, Halifax; four grandchildren, Grant, Jourdan, Ben and Aysa. A special aunt, Ethel Nicholson; three sisters, Ina Mortimer, Saint John, N.B., Gloria O'Dea, San Francisco, Carolyn Marchand, Sydney; one brother, Ronnie, Sydney; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating.
Ben longed for the days of spring, when he could be in Irish Vale and left there each fall with reluctance.
He was a very conscientious person who had a keen interest in preservation. The hours he spent watching loons, wondering about the eagles and feeding the hummingbirds told us how much he really cared.
This combined with his love of the Bras d'Or has led us to feel that he would greatly appreciate any donations made in his name to Bras d'Or Stewardship, P.O. Box 158 Baddeck, N.S. B0E 1B0.
Rev. Michael James MacSween
Rev. Michael James MacSween, 87, The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, N.S., died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Hugh Malcolm and Mary Jessie (Nicholson) MacSween.
He received his early education in North Sydney and graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University with a bachelor of arts degree. He received his theological education at Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax, N.S. and was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1938.
Fr. MacSween served as assistant parish priest in Saint Anne's Parish, Glace Bay and Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines until being appointed parish priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Johnstown and Stella Maris Parish, Louisbourg. Later, he served as parish priest of Saint Eugene's Parish, Dominion, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney, Saint Agnes Parish, New Waterford and Saint Joseph's Parish, New Victoria.
In 1987 Fr. MacSween retired, taking up residence at Xavier Apartments, Sydney and later at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Fr. MacSween was actively involved as a chaplain with the Knights of Columbus. He hosted a radio program in Sydney for many years; acclaimed for his wit and humour, he was frequently called upon as a dinner speaker.
Fr. MacSween is survived by a sister, Teresa (Ivan) Gallant, North Rustico, P.E.I.
He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, George, Patrick, Murdock and Rev. Roderick and sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Archie MacEachern) and Catherine.
The remains will rest at MacLellan Brothers, Funeral Homes, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). A prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The remains will be transferred to St. Agnes Church 9 a.m. Saturday for viewing. The funeral mass will be concelebrated by Most Reverend Bishop Colin Campbell and the priests of the Diocese at St. Agnes Church, New Waterford at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 1999, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Johnstown.
Members of the KOC Council No. 3209 are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral is under the direction of MacLellan Brothers Funeral Home, New Waterford.
James L. Murphy
78, New Waterford
James L. Murphy, 78, of 421 12th St., New Waterford, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Michael and Sarah (Gardiner) Murphy. Jim was a member of Mount Carmel Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War, Canadian Army and served overseas with the 48th Highlanders of Canada in England and Italy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Earl's Court, Branch 65, Toronto, Ont. After the war, Jim was employed with the City of Toronto Works Department, until he retired in 1980.
He is survived by one sister, Carmella Murphy, New Waterford; two brothers, Eddie (Loretta) Murphy, Etobicoke, Ont. and Gerald (Margarett) Murphy, New Waterford. Jim is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Violet Murphy and one brother, Joe Murphy.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held today (Friday) at 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.