Frederick A.G. (Teddy) Taylor
79, Glace Bay
Frederick A. G. (Teddy) Taylor, 79, resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, passed away Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
A former long time resident of Sydney River, he was the son of the late Fred and Mary (MacKenzie) Taylor.
He is survived by his sister, Mary (Taylor) Hill, Sydney River; sister in-law, Edna Taylor, Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Gertrude Beer, Isabel Allen, Bertha Boutilier and a brother, Charles Taylor.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating.
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 be held today (Saturday) 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at W. A. Chant’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral service will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Bartholomew’s Church with Father Paul Findlay officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of W. A. Chant’s Funeral Home.
63, Glace Bay
Raymond McIssac, 139 Highland St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Center.
Born in Scotchtown, New Waterford, he was the son of the late Peter and Violet (Morrissey) McIsaac. Raymond was employed for 26 years as a brakeman with Devco Railway until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed bowling and darts but he was well known for his horseshoe playing in the local area.
Survived and sadly missed by his wife, Mary Mora Fitzgerald; sons, Ronald (Susan), Middleton, N.S., Paul, Glace Bay, Stephen, Calgary; daughters, Cathy, British Columbia, Lynn (Darryl) Roberts, British Columbia; daughter-in-law, Cindy McIsaac, Glace Bay; brothers Gordon (Anne), New Waterford, Earl (Mary), New Waterford, Ronnie, New Waterford; sisters, Eileen Murray (Don), Montreal, Carmel Colette, Boston, Margie McCormick (Mike), Vancouver, Sylvia Hunt, Ontario; six grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Raymond Bernard, brothers, Mick, Steve, Jim, sister, Mary.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at St. Anthony’s Church, with the Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Joseph Gerard McIsaac
Joseph Gerard McIsaac, 71, Etobicoke, Ont., passed away at the Trillium Health Center, Mississauga Site, on Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
Born in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald and Philomena (Doucet) MacIsaac and also predeceased by his stepmother Anna (Gillis) MacIsaac.
He was employed at Northern Power and Industrial Piping, Lakeshore Boulevard, and retired as plant superintendent in the mid-1970s. He filled his retirement years as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 266, where he served in all facets including branch president. Joe was an avid sports enthusiast and will be remembered by many friends in the New Waterford area.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jean (Garrett); sister, Teresa Krohn, New Hampshire and brother, Gerry (Bonnie) MacIsaac, New Waterford, along with many nieces and nephews.
Service was held at the Chapel of Ridley Funeral Home, officiated by Fr. Keith Kiddell. Cremation took place at St. John’s Dixie Crematorium.
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Dorothy Ann Cunningham
56, Sydney Forks
Dorothy Ann Cunningham, 56, of 118 Blacketts Lake Road, Sydney Forks, died Friday, July 30, 1999, peacefully at home.
Funeral arrangements incomplete at this time are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Kenneth Carter Gallant
Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Center on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, Mr. Kenneth Carter Gallant of London, in his 62nd year.
Mr. Gallant was an employee with the London City Catholic School Board and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Loving father of Michael Gallant and his wife Lori, Theresa Bernadine and her husband Peter, both of London. Dear grandfather of Sabrina and Samantha. Also survived by three loving sisters, Anna Burke, Mary Georgie Gallant and Margaret MacLeod and her husband Allan, all of Sydney. Also survived by six nephews; two nieces; three grandnephews and three grandnieces; one great-grandnephew and one great-grandniece.
Predeceased by his parents, Greta (Condon) and Albert Gallant, brothers Gerald and Albert.
Ken will be greatly missed by dear family, and friends who knew and loved his vibrant personality and kind and generous ways.
There will be no funeral home visitation or service. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., Saturday, July 3 at 9:30 a.m. Interment at a later date in Sydney.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated.
Roderick V. Gillis
Roderick V. Gillis, 60, formerly of 29 Third St., Hub, Glace Bay, passed away Monday, June 28, 1999, in Dorchester, Mass.
He was the son of the late Roderick and Katie Belle Gillis. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (MacNeil). Loving father of Roderick J. Gillis, Hanover, Mass., Annette M. Murray, Rockland, Mass., Patricia A. Senior, Valerie L. Gillis-MacNeil and Michael C. Gillis, all of Dorchester Mass. Brother of Mary (Joe) Steele, Dorchester, Mass, Ann (C.R.) McKinnon, Halifax, N.S., Alice (Ray) Campbell, Westmount, Cape Breton, Shirley (Roland) Lauzon, Windsor, Ont., Clarence Gillis, Watertown, Mass. Jeanette Zucco, New York, Joan (Don) MacNeil, Florence (Dennis) Seward, both of Plymouth, Mass., Carol (Charles) Reed, South Boston, Sandra (Blaise) MacNeil, Taunton, Mass., Margaret (Anthony) MacNeil, Abington, Mass., and the late Michael (Bud) Gillis, formerly of Glace Bay. Grandfather of Katrina L. Caramanica, Roderick J. and Bryanna E. Gillis, Melissa C, Samantha M, and John Gillis Murray, Brendan M. Senior, Matthew M. and Jessica L. MacNeil.
He is also survived by Uncle William and Aunt Mary MacAulay, Cooling Street, Glace Bay, sister-in-law, Eileen Gillis, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass was held at St. Williams Church, Dorchester, Mass., Friday, July 2. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland, Mass.
Elizabeth (D’Orsay) Haddad
Elizabeth (D’Orsay) Haddad passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on July 2, 1999, in Toronto.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Haddad.
Survived by her sisters, Annie, Olive and Catherine; brothers, John and Harold. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by four brothers, Warren, Thomas, Donald and James.
Private arrangements made by the family.
83, Sydney Mines
Jean Kay Joseph, 83, of Main Street, Sydney Mines, formerly of Muggah Street, Sydney, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Kay) Bell. She had previously resided in Sydney for the last 60 years.
She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Bell, a guest at the Cove and Robena Hipson, Sydney Mines; two sisters-in-law, Rita Sheehan and Rose Kyte, both of Sydney; also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Joseph and a sister Zena Horne.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church, Monday at 2 p.m. with the Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
John Peter (Jack) MacIsaac
64, Whitney Pier
John P. (Jack) MacIsaac, 64, of Maloney Street, Whitney Pier, formerly of Ontario, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at home.
Born at Rear Big Pond, he was the son of the late Ronald (Ranny) and Cecilia (MacKinnon) MacIsaac. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish and a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years relocating to Whitney Pier shortly after his retirement. Jack was an enthusiastic fan of traditional Cape Breton and Celtic music. He was an active member of the Sydney Gaelic Society and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Elizabeth Ulrich; one daughter, Pamela, Sydney; one son, Ronald (Filomena), Thornhill, Ont.; two sisters, Mary Edwards and Theresa Hamilton, both of Paris, Ont.; one brother, Frank (Ruth), Irish Vale; two grandchildren, John Anthony and Collin Daniel.
The late Mr. MacIsaac will have visitation from 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. A. MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
James R. MacPherson
70, Sand Lake Road
James R. MacPherson, 70, of Sand Lake Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Sand Lake, he was the son of the late James and Mary (Lynk) MacPherson. He was employed with Lynk Electric Ltd. 45 years as an electrician, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. Mr. MacPherson was Past Noble Grand and President Noble Grand of Aberdeen Lodge No. 68.
He is survived by sisters, Annie Cox, Truro, Thelma (Mrs. Ken MacRury), Birch Grove, Valerie, Mrs. Lewis Linton, Quebec; brother, Allister (Barbara), Dartmouth.
Predeceased by his wife, Mary (Allen) MacPherson, sisters, Pearl, Marguerite and Christelda, brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Clinton.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 3, 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 Sunday 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Maclean officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Members of the IOOF Aberdeen Lodge will meet for a service at the Funeral Home 2 p.m. Saturday.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
John Roberts of Oshawa, Ont., formerly of Ingonish, will have a memorial service Monday, July 5, 1999, at the Ingonish United Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating.
Allan Frederick Wilkinson
45, Glace Bay
Allan Wilkinson, 45, 15 Third St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Patricia (Wilkinson) Vacheresse and the late Harold Wilkinson. Allan was an adherent of Warden United Church. He worked for a short time with the Cape Breton Development Corp. Railroad and in the fishing industry.
Allan will be sadly missed by his long time companion, Eve Keylor and her family, daughter, Debbie, son, Cyril and granddaughter, Jen, all of Glace Bay; stepfather, Gordon Vacheresse; mother, Patricia (Pat), Gardiner Mines; sister, Carol Sheriff (Gordon), Mira; brothers, Walter (Skippy), Timmy (Anne), Gardiner Mines, Gary (Brenda), Reserve Mines, Ricky (Avis), Elmsdale and sister-in-law, Belinda Vacheresse, Bridgeport. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Allan was predeceased by his father, Harold and brother, Dennis.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His remains will be removed to Warden United Church at noontime Monday where funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway.
Any memorials may be made to Warden United Church in Allan’s memory.