77, Sydney Mines
Ernest Bond, 77 of Black Point, Sydney Mines, died Saturday July 17, 1999 at home.
Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Margaret (Gallagher) Bond Dormeidy and the late George Bond. He was a member of St. Pius X Parish. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines, having served in the Second World War in England, France, Holland and Germany. He worked in the coal mine for 36 years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years Sarah Porter; his daughters Sherrie (Jack) Day, Welland, Ont., Linda (Lawrence) MacNeil and Joe Anne Billard, Florence, Sally (Michael) McKenna and Beckie (Russell) Young, Sydney Mines; his sons Terry (Bernice), Boularderie, Bob (Judy) and George (Donna), Sydney Mines, Ernie, Hinton, Alberta, Jackie (Cyndy), Halifax and Chuck (Wanda), Sydney Mines. Also surviving are step-brothers Henry Dormeidy, Florence and John Dormeidy, Scarborough; 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sisters Jean Whittle, Julia Pye and Georgette Penny; brother Neil and his step-father Jack Dormeidy.
A loving husband and father and a kind and loving person Ernie will be greatly missed by all the people whose lives he touched.
Visitation today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Lung Association.
Irene (MacDonald) Casasanta, 61, of 71 Robinson Ave., Scarborough, Ont., and formerly of 3439 Pellett Ave., New Waterford, passed away at Providence Center in Scarborough on Saturday, July 17, 1999.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Lena (Deveaux) MacDonald. She was a former member of Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford. Irene is survived by her husband Bert; one son John Robert (Bob); daughter Susan, all of Scarborough, also sisters, Jean (Mrs. Danny Chiasson), Stony Creek, Ont., Rita (Mrs. David Smith), New Waterford, and Helen (Mrs. Paul Chiasson), Oshawa, Ont.; brothers, Fred, New Waterford, Simon, Stony Creek, Ont. and Bill Murphy, Edmonton. Besides her family she is survived by very special friends Lisa Gilbert and Shirley Hamn, both of Scarborough.
Irene was predeceased by a brother Peter and a sister Margaret.
Visitation will be in the Jarott Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough, Ont. on Tuesday. Funeral will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow and interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at a later date.
'Eternal Rest Grant Onto Her, O Lord...'
Rose Rhodena MacLean
Rose Rhodena MacLean, 86, Washabuck, Vict. Co., died July 16, 1999, peacefully in the Victoria County General Hospital.
Born in Washabuck, she was a daughter of the late Angus Ranald and Sarah E. (MacNeil) MacDonald. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Washabuck.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Anthony; sons Raymond (Betty), Vancouver, Vince (Charlotte) and Angus, Washabuck, Martin (Patricia), Millville, Robert (Geraldine), Fort Murray; daughter, Judy (Mrs. Jim Matheson), Bedford; sisters, Mary C. MacDonald, Washabuck, Kay MacLean and Betty Fownes, Baddeck, Lexina, Maine; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Michael; grandson, Trevor; sisters, Theresa, Margaret, Mary, Agnes; brothers, Ranald, Roddie, Johnnie, Angus, Dan, Francis, Alexander.
Visitation was in Washabuck Community Center, 2-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Funeral is 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19, in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Washabuck with Rev. Fred Morley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Washabuck Community Center Association.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
Gladys May MacLeod, 85, of Esplanade, Sydney, passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (MacLeod) MacDermid. She was a member of the Westmount United Church parish.
She is survived by her daughter: Betty (Joe) Mombourquette, Westmount and two grandsons: Brent and Blain.
She was predeceased by her husband Roderick; two sisters; Ann Holmes and Frances MacVicar.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Westmount United Church with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment to take place in Lockside Cemetery, Loch Lomond.
64, New Waterford
Marguerite Janet McDonald passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay General Hospital, July 16, 1999.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Alice (Gillis) and the late Nelson Durdle.
She is survived by her husband John McDonald (Van Doninck); two children, Sheldon (Delores) McDonald and Margaret (Brian) Warburton; four grandchildren, Troy, Sheldon, Marissa and Stephanie. She was also survived by Ron Durdle, Toronto, and John (Jack) Durdle, California, these were her uncles and aunts of whom she considered to be her brothers and sisters. By her mother's second marriage to the late Rannie Gillis she is survived by a step-brother, John Gillis and five step-sisters, Pauline (Charles) Martin, Sheila (Eddy) Coish, Jean (Delbert) Young, Betty Escebarr, and Marilyn (Ron) Esterbrook.
She was predeceased by a step-father, Ronald Gillis and her loving grandparents, Rachel and Peter Durdle of whom she spoke about on many occasions as she had resided with them in the early years of her life. Also predeceased by the late Everett (Eb) Durdle, Doris Hillier, Peter Durdle, Leese, and Cliff Durdle.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Funeral services are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. There will be a family graveside service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Heart Fund.
George "Geordie" Merrill
45, Glace Bay
George (Geordie) Scott Merrill, 45, James Street, Glace Bay, died suddenly at the home of his parents, George and Marjorie Merrill, following a period of poor health.
His earlier years were spent in Dominion where he attended school and was a member of Chalmers United Church. He moved to Boularderie with his family and was employed for a period with Devco at Sydport. Later he moved to Alberta where he was employed with various projects. Geordie was very interested in running and belonged to the Cape Breton Road Runners Association. He was instrumental in setting up an annual race in memory of his maternal grandfather, Eric B. Scott.
Geordie will be sadly missed by his parents Marjorie and George, his sister Marilyn Jean and brother in law Gerald, and his two dear nieces, Allison and Jennifer, North Sydney.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Clifford and Isabel Merrill, and his maternal grandparents, Eric and Florence Scott.
Any memorials may be made to the Mental Health Association; The Cape Breton Runners Association, or a charity of one's choice.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at the Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton Street, Sydney, at 2 p.m. Monday July 19, 1999. The service will be conducted by Rev. Jim Chisholm - 'A long time friend.'
Capt. Ambrose (Scotty) Scott
72, Sydney River
Captain Ambrose (Scotty) Scott, 72, of 96 Carmichael Dr., Sydney River, formerly of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Jacob and Susanah (Saunders) Scott. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and friend and will be sadly missed by all. He was a member of Sydney River United Protestant Church. Prior to his retirement Ambrose was a captain with National Sea Products, Lunenburg, and a shore captain with United Maritime Fishermen, Alder Point. After retirement he spent many enjoyable years at his hobbies of woodworking, toll painting and various crafts.
He is survived by his wife Velma Tuba; daughters Edith (Byron) Tanner, Bridgewater; Barbara (Larry) Wentzell, Conquerall Bank; Marilyn Porter, Lunenburg; Shirley (Dan) Scott, Ontario; sons Bill, Riverport, Charles (Anne Marie), Bedford, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his one sister Edith Drake, Halifax, and brothers Ben and George, both of Newfoundland.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Lydia; daughter Ellen and several sisters and brothers.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday, July 19, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
Donations may be made to Parkdale House, 47 Byng Ave., Sydney, N S, B1P 5B9 or charity of one's choice.
76, Port Hawkesbury
Frederick Angus Smith, 76, of Port Hawkesbury, formerly of South West Margaree, passed away peacefully on July 16, 1999, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Inverness in 1923 he was the son of the late Ronald A. and Katie (Gillis) Smith.
He was predeceased as well by his adoptive parents the late Archibald J. and Flora (Gillis) MacDougall.
He worked for many years in various areas of the province as an Asphalt Inspector for Warnock-Hersey of Halifax. Over his career he also worked as a coal miner at No. 18 Colliery in New Victoria, followed construction jobs in the Strait Region and did some part time farming. He was active in the Margaree area for many years, in both church and community activities. He served as chair of the local Gaelic Society and the South West Margaree Senior Citizens Club. Since moving to Port Hawkesbury he was a member of St. Josephs Parish, and a former member of St. Josephs Parish, South West Margaree. He was an avid card player and had a great love of Scottish Music. He will be remembered as well as a square dance caller in various Inverness County communities.
Surviving are brother, Donald A., Sydney; sisters, Jessie Little, Toronto, Kaye Jakubisyn, Connecticut; along with many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by brothers, John Alec, Francis, Alexander and Donald Joe; sisters, Katie Mae; Martha and Mary Anne.
Visitation is 2-4, 7-9 p.m., today (Monday) at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass will be at St. Josephs Church, Port Hawkesbury at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the St. Josephs Building Fund, Port Hawkesbury or the St. Josephs Cemetery Fund, South West Margaree, or the charity of your choice.
Fois Criosdail Da Anam.
88, Gace Bay
William (Billie) Stewart, 88, of 138 South Street, Glace Bay, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (Morrison) Stewart. Mr. Stewart was employed with the Dominion Coal Company for a number of years and for the Cape Breton Development Corporation from where he retired. He was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. He was a member of the Tyrain Youth Masonic Lodge No. 45, Glace Bay.
Survived by his wife Annie (MacDonald) Stewart; son Jim Stewart, Sydney; daughters, Marion, Mrs. Dave Annis, Pictou, N.S., Cathy, Mrs. Bryan Wood, Halifax, N.S.; grandchildren, Bruce and Troy Annis and Mark and Michell Wood; sister, Margaret Stewart, Glace Bay.
Predeceased by a sister Isabelle White.
Visitation will he held Monday July 19, 1999, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Miss Allison Davis officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Members of the Masonic Lodge will meet for a service at the Funeral Home 7 p.m., Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
79, Reserve Mines
Edna Chaisson, 79, of 140 Main St., Reserve Mines, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Chaisson. Edna began her working career as a beauty salon operator. She next worked as a cashier for the Reserve Co-op until its closure and then worked as an assistant postmaster with the Reserve Post Office until her retirement.
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred (Mrs. W.C. Boudreau) and Mary (Mrs. Sam Gouthro), both residing at guest homes in Sydney.
She was predeceased by one brother, Dr. Russell Chaisson.
Visitation will be at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church with Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery Donations in Edna's memory may be made to St. Joseph's/Holy Family Cemetery Fund.
Peter Paul Hogan
59, Reserve Mines
Mr. Peter Paul Hogan, 59, longtime resident of Reserve Mines, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Paul and Sarah (Fitzharris) Hogan. Mr. Hogan worked at one time with the town of Glace Bay. Later he enjoyed his hobby of working on cars and motorcycles. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines.
He is survived by four sons, Paul (Evelyn), Glace Bay, James and Francis, Alberta and Ralph (Maureen), Ontario; one daughter, Linda, Newfoundland; one brother, Paul, Glace Bay; three sisters, Annie (Mrs. Edward Spencer), Veronica (Mrs. Joseph McIntyre) and Brenda Tomiczek, all of Glace Bay and stepfather, Melvin Butts; also three grandchildren surviving.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Alphonse and Joseph.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Thursday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will be follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Caroline (Carey) MacDonald
83, Sydney River
Caroline (Carey) MacDonald, of Kings Road, Sydney River, died peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, July 18, 1999.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Veronica Wierbiski. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and was actively involved with the CWL until her illness.
She is survived by her daughters, Carole (Nelson) Weatherby, Ottawa, Stella (Jack) Hogan, Glace Bay, Joanne (Donald) Rowe, Sydney River, Connie (Richard) Bowers, Arlington, Va.; and six grandchildren, Don Rowe, Jennifer Bowdridge, Erin Hogan, David Hogan, Shannon Bowers, Ryan Bowers; and one great-grandchild, Matthew Rowe.
She was predeceased in 1974 by her husband, Hughie Dan, a son, Joseph in his childhood, her sister, Stella and a brother, Walter.
At Carey's request, her remains have been cremated and there will be no viewing. Her children will receive family and friends at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday between 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Wednesday at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Wilson David MacKinnon
52, Bay St. Lawrence
Wilson David MacKinnon, 52, died suddenly Sunday morning, July 18, 1999, near his home in Bay St. Lawrence.
Born in Sugar Loaf, Victoria County, he was the son of the late Rory and Sarah (Cassie) Fraser MacKinnon. He was a member of St. Margaret's Parish, St. Margaret's Village.
He is dearly loved and remembered by his wife, Mary Jane; son, Travis, and daughter, Angela; sisters, Tena, Katie Mae, Hannah, Annie Jane, Christie Ellen, Rosie, Effie; brothers, John A., Shoggie and Roy. His many nieces and nephews are also left behind to feel the loss of such a generous and loving uncle.
As manager of the local Co-op grocery store and a local fisherman, he touched the lives of those whom he knew and his memory will be forever cherished.
He was predeceased by a sister, Dolly.
Visitation will be at the family residence in Bay St. Lawrence after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of requiem will be celebrated Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial, under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, will be in the parish cemetery.
82, Glace Bay
Catherine Margaret MacNeil, 83, formerly of 879 Main St., Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Allan and Margaret (McIsaac) MacDonald. Catherine was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, and was actively involved with the mentally challenged in Glace Bay for a number of years.
She is survived by four sons, John (Marion), Allan, both of Hamilton, Ont., David, Whycocomagh and Ronald (Rita), Kingston, N.S.; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Young, Hamilton, Ont. and Frances (Mrs. Michael Kieley), Glace Bay and son-in-law, Jerome Poirier. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John T. (Donnie), daughter, Janice Poirier and a son, Jerome in infancy, also two brothers, Michael and Donald.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L'Arche Cape Breton, Whycocomagh, or to a charity of choice.
Peter Wallace Nordine
69, Scarborough, Ont.
Wallace (Wally) Nordine passed away Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Scarborough General Hospital.
He was born in Sydney, son of the late Hetty (Rowe) Nordine and Albert Nordine.
He is survived by one son, Peter and a daughter, Anna, both in Ontario and four grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce MacQuin and Frances Farrell, both in Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place in Ontario.
He was predeceased by one brother, Rudy.
88, Gace Bay
William (Billie) Stewart, 88, of 138 South St., Glace Bay, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (Morrison) Stewart. Mr. Stewart was employed with the Dominion Coal Company for a number of years and for the Cape Breton Development Corp., from where he retired. He was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. He was a member of the Tyrain Youth Masonic Lodge No. 45, Glace Bay.
Survived by his wife, Annie (MacDonald) Stewart; son Jim Stewart, Sydney; daughters, Marion, Mrs. Dave Annis, Pictou, N.S., Cathy, Mrs. Bryan Wood, Halifax, N.S.; grandchildren, Bruce and Troy Annis and Mark and Michell Wood; sister, Margaret Stewart, Glace Bay.
Predeceased by a sister, Isabelle White.
Visitation was held Monday, July 19, 1999, 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be today, July 20, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Miss Allison Davis officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Members of the Masonic Lodge met for a service at the funeral home 7 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.