Charlie Thomas Bradley
68, Sydney Mines
Charlie Thomas Bradley, 68, of Ocean Street and formerly of Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born at Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Charles and Mabel (Payday) Bradley. He was a member of Carman United Church. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces for a number of years and was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, Sydney Mines. He operated a restaurant in Ontario prior to returning to Sydney Mines and was employed with the SPCA until retirement in 1996, and enjoyed dancing and playing bingo.
He is survived by his loving companion, Nettie Forrest; daughter, Cheryl, Barrie, Ont.; son, Chuck (Carrol), Florence; sisters, Betty (Mrs. Charles Smith), Helen (Mrs. Cecil MacDonald), Anna (Mrs. Alvin Leblanc), all in Sydney Mines, Meta (Mrs. Reginald Hunter), Saskatchewan; brothers, Robert (Sheila), Russell (Catherine), Monty (Susan), all in Sydney Mines and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, David.
By family request, there will be no visitation. Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Carman United Church. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road, Sydney Mines.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
John Thomas McGillivary
42, Glace Bay
John Thomas McGillivary, age 42, of 38B McKeen St., Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of James McGillivary and Genevive (Tootsie) McGillivary. John was an employee of Fabricville, Sydney. He was a former member of the K.O.P. Dart League, Beacon Street, Glace Bay. He was also a member of the Wisemen Club and was involved with Passchendaele Police Boys Club.
Besides his parents, John is survived by his wife, the former Claire Cann; son, John, at home; sister, Eilleen, at home.
Mr. McGillivary is predeceased by maternal grandparents, James Francis and Jane Catherine Barron and paternal grandparents, Charles and Catherine McGillivary.
Visitation for the late Mr. McGillivary will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Roderick J. (Rod) Morrison
56, Victoria, B.C.
Roderick J. (Roddie) Morrison, 56, passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his home in Victoria, B.C.
He was the son of the late John and Katie (Meechan) Morrison. He served in the Armed Forces in the Canadian Army for 33 years in Cyprus, Egypt and Germany.
Left to mourn are his wife of 32 years, Phyllis Murphy, formerly of Reserve Mines; daughter, Michelle, Victoria, B.C.; son, Rod Jr., Edmonton, Alta.; granddaughter, Emily. He is also survived by a sister, Isabel (Mrs. Orest Strayski), Vancouver, B.C.; stepmother, Sadie Morrison; sister, Diane (Allan Gillis Sr.), Glace Bay; stepbrother, Alex, Sydney, N.S. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and a special “aunt” Annie Neville, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by brothers, Charlie, John Jr., Fabian and Mickey.
Cremation has taken place in British Columbia. Funeral service to be held in Glace Bay at a later date.
Sharon Ann Murphy
56, Charlottetown, PEI
Sharon Ann Murphy, 56, died on Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Born in New Waterford, N.S., she was the daughter of Angus M. (Gus) and Margaret (White) MacDonald of New Waterford.
Sharon attended Mount Carmel High School in New Waterford and Montgomery Catholic High School, Montgomery, Ala. in the 1950s. Following graduation from the Cape Breton Business College in Sydney she was employed by the Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax where she participated in the compilation and restoration of the historical medical notes of Dr. Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin.
Further employment was with Simpson Sears Ltd. as an executive secretary and as a legal secretary with A. Martin Smith, QC in Halifax. Following a move to Ottawa, Ont., in 1973, Sharon was employed as executive assistant to the mayor of the Village of Rockcliffe Park and as an administrative assistant to the senior partner of Murray and Murray and Associates (Architects). In this capacity, she was involved in the redesign and construction of the Ottawa International Airport, Ottawa City Hall, and the National Art Gallery.
Surviving are her husband, Vern, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; daughter, Karen (Mrs. Ken Reid) and son, Sean, both of Ottawa. Also two sisters, Marilyn (Mrs. Michael Kliza, Hubley, N.S. with niece Deborah and nephews Geoffrey and Robert along with sister, Mary Beth, Baltimore, Md., with nieces, Angela and Cora Beth, New Waterford, N.S.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Belvedere Funeral Home in Charlottetown and memorial mass will be held Friday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Waterford with Fr. Donald McGillivray. Burial in the parish cemetery under the direction of V.J. McGillivray’s Funeral Home, New Waterford. A reception will follow at the Carmel Centre.
A memorial service will be held in Charlottetown at the Belvedere Funeral Home, 175 Belvedere Ave., at a later date.
Charitable donations can be made to the Oncology Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, P.O. Box 6600, Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 8T5.
Charlie Thomas Bradley
68, Sydney Mines
Charlie Thomas Bradley, of Ocean Street and formerly of Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, who died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, was also survived by a daughter, Marie (Mrs. Barry Sponagle), New Glasgow.
Hugh Charles Burdge
Hugh Charles Burdge, 78, of 1307 George St., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his family.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Armond and Rachel (MacKinnon) Burdge. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Mira Road, serving as one of the first wardens of the parish and also as a lector. He was also a member of the Parish Men’s Club.
Hugh was a devoted member and public relations officer with the Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former member of the Cape Breton Chordsmen. Sports were a major part of Hughie’s life; in his early years he was an avid bowler and he played for the championship Steel City 9 Seniors Baseball Team. For over 35 years he was an official at the Cape Breton Sports Centre (Tartan Downs) first as a patrol judge and then later as chief timer. He was a volunteer official for the 1987 Jeux Canada Games. He was once nominated for induction into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. He retired from the Department of Transportation in 1984 and was a member of CUPE Local 1867.
He is survived by five daughters, Avon Rizok, Halifax, Barbara Cameron (Barry O’Callaghan), Rodna Mercer, Heather, Shauna (Dougie) MacDougall, all of Sydney; two sons, Glendon (Emily), Morley Road and Bradley, Sydney; brother, Armond (Bully), Glace Bay; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and by his companion and special friend, Helen Globe. Predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Cameron, son, Hugh in infancy, brother, Joe.
Visitation for the late Mr. Burdge will be in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart Church with Rev. G. MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Weep not for me
I’ve completed the journey
With my beloved Mary, we dance in His eternity.
William Miline Collier
96, Bras d’Or
William Miline Collier, 96, of 186 Villa Drive, Bras d’Or, formerly of Tobin Road, Sydney Mines, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999.
Born in Trenton, N.S., he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Catherine (Logan) Collier. He was employed as a carpenter and taxi driver until his retirement. He was an active member of the Bras d’Or Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club.
He is survived by daughters, Vivian (Gus) Walsh and Delphine (William) Dove, both of Sydney Mines and Lorraine (Jack) Schofield, Kentville; sons, Floyd, North Sydney, Joe (Anita), Sydney Mines, Raymond (Betty), at home and Donnie (Barbara), Groves Point; sister, Rhoda Shears, Hammond, Ind. and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He predeceased by his first wife, Genevieve Burchill and his second wife, Julia MacDonald, sisters, Mary, Mildred and Violet and brothers, Wesley, George and Charles.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A service will take place at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
58, Nasonworth, N.B.
The passing of Marilyn Glendenning RN, of Nasonworth, N.B., occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999. She was 58.
Born in Halifax, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Duffy) Larick. Marilyn graduated from the Moncton Hospital in 1962 as a RN, working in several hospitals in Atlantic Canada. She also worked for the Department of Health for several years. She was a member of the New Maryland United Church. An active member of the Mick Mack Trailer Club, she enjoyed camping. Marilyn was also a Beaver Leader at the First United Church Group, Bathurst, a charter member of the Bathurst Jaycettes and was an official of the board of the First United Church, Bathurst.
Surviving are her husband, Frank; a daughter, Jodi Bennett (Michael), Winnipeg, Man.; a son, Sean, Kitimat, B.C.; three grandchildren, Matthew, Sierra and Shane Bennett; two nieces, Cheryl Jackson (Emond) and their son Josh and Tracy Jackson; aunts, uncles and cousins; a sister, Donna Jackson, predeceased her.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service was held from the New Maryland United Church, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999 at 2 p.m. Rev. Joanne Barr officiated. Interment at a later date.
No flowers please, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the New Maryland United Church or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Bishop’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Catherine (Holland) Rudderham O’Toole Kelly
Catherine (Holland) Rudderham O’Toole Kelly, 70, of 57 MacLeod St., Baddeck, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Mira Road, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (MacAskill) Holland.
She is survived by four sons, Wayne Holland, Barry Rudderham, both of Ontario, Earl Rudderham, Inverness, Frank Rudderham, Ontario; three brothers, Robert, Terra Nova Road, Eddie and Henry, both of Ontario; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Russell O’Toole, she was predeceased by one daughter in infancy, Sheila Diane, one sister, Elsie and one brother, David.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will take place at W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg, today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Interment will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. in Loch End Cemetery, Catalone.
82, Glace Bay
Gladys Matthews, 82, of South Street, Glace Bay, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Health Care Complex.
Born in Bras d’Or, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth Rose of Florence. She was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence and was a Past Noble Grand of Arm of Gold Rebecca Lodge.
She is survived by her husband, Walter; daughter, Blanche MacAulay, Glace Bay; sons, Robert (Betty), Florence, David (Margie), Sydney Mines, Phillip (Judy), Florence, Gilbert (Cathy), North Sydney; sister, Dorcas Bagnell, Sydney; brothers, Dan Rose, Sydney, Robert Rose, England. Also survived by 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Eldon, sister, Blanche Boutilier, Sydney Mines, brothers, James Rose, Florence, Clarence Rose, Sydney Mines and son-in-law, John MacAulay.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
Amie Andrea Marion Levis
68, Margaree Valley
Amie Andrea Marion Levis, 68, of Margaree Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Alderwood Rest Home.
Born in North East Margaree, she was the daughter of the late Andrew A. and Edyth (Peters) Levis. She was a member of Wilson United Church. She was a lifelong resident of Margaree Valley.
She is survived by stepsisters, Virginia (Mrs. John Stubbert) and Rachel (Mrs. Roy McPherson); also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The body is resting at Shalom Room, Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre with visiting hours today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Wilson United Church with the Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Congregational Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilson United Church Cemetery Fund.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S.
A memorial service for the late Gladys Matthews will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Greenhill, Florence.
77, Glace Bay
Cecil O’Neill, 77, of 824 Main St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (MacDonald) O’Neill. Cecil was a well known floor sander and finisher working with John MacSween Contractor and operated his own floor sanding business for over 25 years. He was a member of the Carpenters’ Union.
Cecil is survived by sisters, Anna (Alfie) Kubik, Glace Bay, Joan (Ray) MacNeil, Toronto; brothers, Tony, Glace Bay, Vince (Dorothy), Brantford, Ont.; niece, Darlene Flemming, Halifax.
Cecil was very fond of all his nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Theresa MacMullin, brothers, Bill, Jack, Martin and Michael.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Family will receive friends at the church at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Lewis F. Riggs
Lewis F. Riggs, 74, of 176 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, formerly of Louisbourg, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at home.
He was also survived by four stepchildren of Mary A. Penny-Riggs, Charlie Penny (Alice deceased), Alberta, Archie Penny (Berlie), New Brunswick, Joyce Musgrave, Sydney and Cindy Penny-White (Allen), Kennetcook; seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, (Mary A. Penny-Riggs).
He was also predeceased by his third wife, Mary A. Denittis (Penny).
He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Reginald Gabriel Young
Reginald Young, 42, of 45 Young St., Eskasoni, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Caroline (Doucette) Young of Eskasoni and the late Charles Joseph Young. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Eskasoni, and the parish prayer group. He had been formerly employed by the North East Pipe Line of Sable Island as a heavy equipment operator.
Surviving are his wife, the former Melinda Denny; daughters, Gabrielle Hane and Marihanna Sarah, both at home; four sons, Richard Gabriel, Charlton Jay, Dale Clifford and Reginald Gabriel Jr., all at home; four sisters, Gloria Jean (Sid) Gould, Anita (Yvon) Denny, Charlotte Ann and Mary Ann, all of Eskasoni; six brothers, Alfred (Mary Jane), Whycocomagh, William Bernard (Bernadette), Charles (Valerie), Kevin Jerome (Valerie), Allan (Jacqueline) and Alphonse, all of Eskasoni; two grandchildren, Marlinda and James. Also survived by seven Godchildren, Rick, Mary Anne Erina, Jenny, Kylie, Michael, Evan and Carolyn.
The late Mr. Young will have visitation, Thursday, after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church with Rev. R. MacNeil officiating. Interment in the parish Cemetery, Eskasoni, under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.