Annie Drummond (Nicholson) Beaton
87, Reserve Mines
Annie Beaton, 87, of Seaview Manor and a former longtime resident of Reserve Mines, died peacefully, Sunday, July 25, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Rev. D.J. and Dolena (MacKay) Nicholson. Her early education was in Hopewell, Pictou County, Reserve Mines and Sydney. She was a member of Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines. She was a longtime employee of her brother, Dr. William Nicholson.
Survived by her daughter, Marion, Mrs. Carl Ley, Reserve Mines; brother, Dr. William Nicholson, sister, Margaret Nicholson, both of Reserve Mines; grandchildren, Alan Ley, Dr. David Ley, and Margo (Ley) Nicholson; great-grandchildren, Marissa Ley, Ryan Ley and Matthew Nicholson; nephew, David Ervin; nieces, Linda Sheppard and Gail Muir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence M. (Nood) Beaton, twin sister, Catherine Nicholson Ervin, sisters, Jean Nicholson Mink and Marion Nicholson.
Visitation will he held Tuesday, July 27, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 2 p.m. in Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines, with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Burial will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Road.
Donations may be made to Gordon United Church and Seaview Manor or charity of choice.
7, Langley, British Columbia
On July 8th we watched our 7 1/2 year old boy draw his last breath and give in to an illness we all know as cancer; an illness many of us feel afflicts others, never our own. It can, over night change life forever. We now face life without that very important link. One of our very reasons for existence.
The past 10 months were grueling for both Jordan and the rest of the family. We look back and wonder how we managed. We now look forward and still find ourselves wondering how we’ll manage. It doesn’t end.
We have many people to thank. Thank-you Katheline Bona, Colleen Sampson, Jean Pottie for giving unselfishly of yourselves to raise money for a little boy you hardly knew. Thank-you to all of you who donated. By doing so at a time when both parents were off work to be with Jordan you gave us the opportunity to give him whatever he wanted. Much of that is what added to his happiness through all of this. Thank-you Jordan’s Grandma, Hilda Martell, for spending almost 7 of the 10 months with us. For giving of herself so freely, never once putting herself first thus allowing us the opportunity to spend real quality time with him right to the end. This will stay with us forever.
Thank-you to those who wrote or sent cards; something very basic but yet still showed us your support. We find it necessary to write our own obituary for Jordan, one that should come from his parents, from our hearts.
Jordan was a very loving boy, happy-go-lucky, full of life. He loved life and lived it to its fullest.
He has one brother Taylor 4 1/2 years who was Jordan’s best buddy and one-sister Cailley 1 year whom he absolutely cherished. Both of them endured this illness along with him. He gave his parents the opportunity to see life in a very unique, very positive way and to fully enjoy it along with him. Life was a pleasure with Jordan. He leaves behind a large family who will suffer this loss forever. Jordan was cremated in Langley, B.C. and the remains will stay at his home where he so loved to be.
Having seen what we did in the last 10 months we feel donations would be most beneficial if sent to either Pediatric Oncology Patient Services Fund, No. 12380 or Childhood Cancer Research Fund, No. 75017, at B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, Room B 321, 4480, Oak St., Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V4.
We would like to leave you all with one last thought. “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is unconsolable.” -Sydney J. Harris. Sincerely, Tim, Marsha, Taylor and Cailley Owens.
Myles Gregory Browner Sr.
Myles Gregory Browner Sr., 75, died suddenly at home Thursday, July 1, 1999.
Beloved husband of the late Mildred (Millie) (nee Gouthro); loving father of Myles Jr. and his wife Kim and Christine Paluck and her husband Jay. He will be lovingly remembered by grandson MacKenzie. Dear brother of Joseph, Connie, Camilla, Katie, Sadie, Mary, Regis and the late Alec.
Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be in the chapel Saturday, July 3 at 3 p.m. followed by cremation.
“We will miss you Dad.”
81, Downsview, Ont.
Catherine Hannon, 81, of Downsview, Ont., formerly of Sydney, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
Born in Avondale, Nfld., she was a member of St. Wilfred’s Church.
She is lovingly survived by three sons, Terry, Andy and Joseph, all of Ontario; three daughters, Dorothy and Alice, both of Ontario and Jeanette, Sydney; one brother, Richard, Sydney and one sister, Pearl, Ontario; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph.
Resting in Ward’s Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd., Weston, Ont. Funeral mass to be held Saturday morning in St. Wilfred’s Church. Burial to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at an undetermined date.
Catherine will be sadly missed by all who loved her spirit for life.
Mary Ritcey passed away peacefully at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro on Wednesday, June 30, 1999.
Born in Sydney, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Dan and Isobel MacPhee. Following graduation from the Normal College in Truro, she taught school in Cape Breton and later at the School for the Blind in Halifax. She actively participated in church, community and political affairs. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and the UCW group, a past board member and past president of the Colchester Regional Hospital Auxiliary at the time of completion of Phase I. For many years she was on the executive of the Truro Pleasure Skating Club, and active in local and provincial Woman’s P.C. party. She was a past president of the Halifax Kinnette Club. She was a devoted wife of 59 years and loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald; son, Jed (Betty); daughter, Isobel (Harold) Cream; daughter-in-law, Joanne Ritcey and seven grandchildren, Jerry and David Ritcey, Greg and Mary Cream, Lisa, Jennifer and Ryan Ritcey; sister, Isobel MacPhee, Halifax.
She was predeceased by son, Kirk, brother, Donald and sisters, Sara (Hill), Jessie and Margot MacPhee.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999, at St. Andrew’s United Church, Rev. Margaret Sagar officiating with visitation in the chapel following the service. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to The Memorial Fund, St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro, N.S.
A. James (Jim) Devoe
83, Alder Point
A. James (Jim) Devoe, age 83, of Alder Point, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Howard and Agnus (Dugas) Devoe.
He retired in 1977 from the CNR after 34 years of service as a car inspector. He was an avid member of St. Anne’s Parish, Alder Point. He was a member of the CNR Pensioners Bowling League, Sydney and an outstanding member of the Bras d’Or Seniors and Pensioners Club and the Club Dart League.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mae (Parago); his daughters, Vivian, Bras d’Or and Yvette, Sydney Mines and his grandchildren, Tracey, Meagan and Charlie; his sister, Mary, Montreal; and his brothers, Henry, Ontario and Tremaine, Alder Point; and a very special niece, Charlina (Deveaux) MacLeod, Alder Point.
He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia and brothers, William, Ivan, Roy, Harold, Simon and Clarence.
Visitation today (Thursday) 2-4, 7-9 in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church. Alder Point, Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or any charity.
Anne Margaret MacDonald
Anne Margaret Macdonald, died peacefully after a lengthy illness at her home in Sydney, on Tuesday, July 27, 1999.
Born in Port Hastings, Inverness County, in 1914 she was the daughter of the late John C. and Marjorie (Cameron) MacQuarrie.
A resident of Sydney all her married life she was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s United Church in which she served as an Elder, Charter Member and First President of St. Andrew’s United Church Women, and St. Andrew’s Representative to the Sydney Presbytery of the United Church.
In the community she was active in the Ashby Home and School Association, director of Children’s Aid Society, and longtime member of Beinn Breagh Chapter of the IODE. After many years as a full-time homemaker she began a new career in business first as a Welcome Wagon Representative which led in turn to a successful 10 years in real estate in the Sydney area.
In her retirement she continued her involvement with the church and an active social life interspersed with travel and visits with her beloved family.
She was a loving wife for 37 years (husband John William predeceased her in 1977), devoted daughter, sister and mother and will be sadly missed by her children.
Surviving her are son, Dr. Sandy, Sioux Lookout, Ont., and daughter, Marjorie and husband Brian Trenholm, Winnipeg, Man.; Trenholm grandchildren, Allison, New York, Ian, Whistler, B.C., Jonathan and David, Winnipeg. She was predeceased by two infant sons and brothers, Alexander and Donald, Port Hastings.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Sydney, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 1999, with a reception to follow in the church hall on Bentinck Street.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia and St. Andrew’s United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Annie MacLeod, 109, passed away peacefully at The Cove Guest Home, surrounded by her family Wednesday, July 28, 1999.
Born in Port Morien on May 16, 1890, Nana was the daughter of the late Roderick and Sarah (MacDonald) MacVicar.
She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney. She received her early education in Port Morien and attended Normal College in Truro, graduating in 1912. She taught school in South Head, Homeville, Port Morien until her marriage to Wallace MacLeod in 1915. Nana was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her sense of humour and words of wisdom will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Nana is survived by her four daughters, Lenore Lawley, Sydney, Edith Harley, Sydney Mines, Helen (Peter) MacKeigan, Sydney and Joyce (John) MacQueen, Dartmouth. Nana will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Jeanette (John) Mulvihill, David Harley, Norma (Ralph) Baxter, Robert (Rose) Harley, Sandra Harley, Donald MacKeigan, Kathy (Ritchie) MacCoy, Joanne (Bernard Anderson) MacQueen, Robert (Susan) MacQueen. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Karen Mulvihill (Jacques Gaudet), John (Paula) Mulvihill, Ryan, Kate and Kendall Baxter, Michael and Matthew Harley, Stephen, Jesse and Brett Harley, Rachel and Benjamin MacQueen.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace in 1958, one grandson, Jimmy Lawley in 1954, two brothers and a half-sister.
There will be no visitation, a family burial will be held in Black Brook Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Thomas Whent officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, the Cove Guest Home or a charity of choice.
Raymond Laughlin MacLeod
Raymond Laughlin MacLeod, 75, of 63 Maple Ave., Glace Bay, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Laughlin and Elizabeth (Gilholm) MacLeod. He was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. He was employed with Nova Scotia Power.
He is survived by son, Kent (Paula), Glace Bay; daughter, Louise (Mrs. Wayne Barkhouse), Glace Bay; sisters, Christine (Mrs. Bill Chisholm), Glace Bay, Anna Corbett, Florida, Dorothy (Toots) (Mrs. Neade McSween), Saskatchewan; brother, Donald MacLeod, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Catherine, Chad and Nicole.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, daughter, Catherine, brothers, Robert, Melvin, John, Bill and Arthur.
Visitation will be held today (Thursday), from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arthur Charles Kelly, 49, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Brantford, Ont., on April 24, 1950, he was a son of Mary (McIntyre) Kelly and the late Arthur Kelly. He resided at 47 Lingan St., Dominion, and was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion.
Over the years he was employed with various bakeries throughout Cape Breton and most recently with SuperValu, Sydney River. He loved music and was a member of the Good Times Band for more than 20 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherri-Lynn and Melanie, both of Glace Bay; his long time companion, Mary MacDonald; brothers, Kevin (Bernadette Ward), Blair (Wendy), both of Glace Bay and Bernie (Carol), Dominion. He will be sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and grandnephews.
Visitation will be in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday 10 a.m. in St. Eugene’s Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice.
Alexander (Sandy) Cahill
Sandy Cahill, 84, of 56 Gritton Ave., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Witless Ray, Nfld., he was the son of the late Michael A. and Ellen (Tobin) Cahill. He worked for the Wolfson Family in South Bar on their farm for over 20 years. He then worked at Newman’s Grocer’s, Victoria Road, Whitney Pier until 1974. Sandy worked at the Town and Country Food Store in Sydney River retiring in 1979.
He is survived by one brother, James, Toronto; two nieces, Ellen Hawkins, Wabush, Labrador and Dorothy Hawkins, Brigus, South Nfld.; two nephews, Louis Marcotte, Ottawa and Michael Marcotte, St. John’s, Nfld.
Predeceased by a brother, Peter and a sister, Mary Marcotte.
The late Mr. Cahill will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday, July 30, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Lewis F. Riggs
Lewis F. Riggs, 74, of 176 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, formerly of Louisbourg, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at home.
Born in Burin, Nfld., he was the son of the late Andrew and Elsie (Farrell) Riggs. He was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Louisbourg.
He was a long time employee of National Sea Products until his retirement.
He is survived by one son, Lewis Jr. (Frances), Louisbourg; four daughters, Elsie (Mrs. Stanley Troke), Susan (Mrs. Brian Kennedy), Caroline (Mrs. Tom Martell), all of Louisbourg and Margaret (Mrs. Leslie Anthony), Eastern Passage; three grandchildren, Lewis Joseph, Stanley Jr. and Jessica; two great-grandchildren, William and James. He is also survived by sisters, Evelyn (Mrs. Bill Woundy) and Mildred (Mrs. Herbert Reardon).
He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha (Mayo) and second wife, Jessie (Spawn), an infant son, Ernest Earl, brothers, William, Ernest and James and a sister, Elizabeth.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Visitation will take place today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 p.m. at W. A. Chant’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Frances Aita Boutlier
Frances Boutilier, 82, of 22 Center St., Donkin, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Wadden) Clements. Mrs. Boutilier was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay.
Mrs. Boutilier is survived by sons, Sheldon (Elaine), Johnny (Stella), Marvin (Valerie), Francis, Clifford, Barry (Marlene), Tony (Debbie), all of Glace Bay; daughters, Margaret (Mrs. John Harte), Wilma (Mrs. Francis Barron), Myrtle (Mrs. Matthew MacPherson), all of Glace Bay, Gerry (Mrs. Greg Sharp), Toronto, Gail (Mrs. Ervin Haret and Sandra (Mrs. William Cooke), both of Donkin and 38 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by four sons and two sisters.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Boutilier will be held Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 in St. Mary’s Anglican Church with the Rev. Fev Arnold officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Monica (Moffatt) Keough RN
Monica passed away recently in Ontario.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a foster daughter of the late John R. and Mrs. MacNeil, Irish Cove. A graduate of Sydney City Hospital Class of 1952.
Survived by her husband and family in Ontario and a sister in Glace Bay.
Funeral and burial took place in Ontario.