Myles R. Baldwin
59, New Waterford
Myles Baldwin, Ripley St., New Waterford, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 30, 1999, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, after facing a long and courageous struggle with cancer.
A lifelong resident of New Waterford, he was the son of Genevieve (Gaulton) and the late James Baldwin Sr.
Besides his father he was predeceased by his longtime companion Dorothy Parr.
Myles was a retired coal miner who worked in both No. 12 and Lingan collieries. For years, he was active in local baseball and hockey leagues. He was also a member fo St. Agnes Church.
He is survived by his son, Bob and daughter-in-law Jill, Toronto, Ont. He is also survived by his mother, Genevieve, New Waterford; sisters, Norma (the late Paul McNeil), New Victoria, Lillian (Joe) Fontier, Nepean, Ont., Marilyn (Don) Perry, Lingan, Selena (Albert) Rose, New Waterford, Debbie (Mark) Duffney, River Ryan; brothers, Thomas (Iris) and James (Alexandria), both of New Waterford.
Visitation is at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Monday, August 2, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church with Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Walter Earl Baker
Walter Earl Baker, 78, of Daley Drive, Coxheath, passed away Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Leitches Creek, he was the son of the late Harry and Sarah (King) Baker. He belonged to St. Andrew’s Church. He was a route salesman for Imperial Oil for 34 years. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Second World War.
He is survived by his wife the former Jean Croft; three daughters, Joan (Melvin) Marsh, Brampton, Ont., Audrey (Stephen) Phinney, Markam, Ont., Annette (Harold) Byrde, Churchill Falls, Nfld.; three sons: Robert (Emily Hynes) Baker, New Port, N.S., David (Nancy), Port Saunder, Nfld.;
Bradley (Bertha Bennett), Sydney; three sisters, Hilda Silas Daye, Dartmouth; Marion MacLean, Sydney; Lillian Sylvester, Scituate, Mass.; one brother; Harlem Baker, Sydney. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sisters: Helen Taylor and Elma Halliday and one brother James Baker.
Visitation was held Sunday 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 3, at 2 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made out to the Kidney Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis.
Morgan D. Bishop
4 months, New Waterford
Morgan Darlene Bishop, of 2 Johnson Terrace, died Saturday, July 31, 1999 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Annette Bishop and Jeffery Demeyere.
Besides her parents, Morgan is survived by one sister Breea Lynn; one brother Adam and one step-sister Sara, all at home. Also surviving are grandmother, Anita Bishop of New Waterford and Luigia Demeyere of Dominion.
She was predeceased by her grandfather Charles Demeyere.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford.
Dorothy Ann Cunningham
56, Sydney Forks
Dorothy Ann Cunningham, 56, of 118 Blacketts Lake Road, Sydney Forks, Cape Breton, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 30, 1999.
Born in Ormstown, Quebec, she was the daughter of George C. Taylor and the late Ruth (Smallman) Taylor. Dorothy was a very accomplished weaver and fibre artist, and taught weaving and other crafts at the Cape Breton School of Crafts. She also served as chairperson and member of the board of directors of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design for many years. She was also an active member of the Sydney Weavers Guild and many of her hand woven pieces, baskets and other crafts have found their way to many parts of the world. Dorothy was also a nurse having graduated from the school of nursing at the Montreal General Hospital, where she also practiced nursing for a short period.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Barclay; daughter Sharon, Absarokee, Montana; son, John (Shelley Burns), Howie Centre, Cape Breton. She is also survived by her father George Taylor, Maxville, Ontario, and her sister Jean (Taylor) Doan and husband Bill Doan; nieces, Kathryn, Elizabeth and Laura Doan. She is also survived by aunts, Jessie Watchorn, Scarborough, Ont. and Helen McNicol, Ormstown, Quebec; uncles, Bruce Scriver, Huntington, Quebec and Gordon Fraser, Canton, N.Y.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at 9 a.m. with Father Anthony O’Connor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Service of the Cape Breton Health Care Complex or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney.
Helen Douglas, 68, of Ingonish, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, in the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (McGuire) Douglas.
She worked in Valleyfield, Quebec, for a number of years before moving to Sydney where she was an office manager for Brookfield Dairy. After the changeover from Brookfield to Scotsburn Dairy, she continued to work there until her retirement in 1992, then took up residence in Ingonish in 1993. She was an ardent golfer and curler. She was a past member of the Seaview Golf and Curling Club and past president of the Ladies Curling Club. She was a member of the Club’s Ladies Curling Team that won the Nova Scotia curling championship held in Halifax in 1969. As a result of her talents she won numerous trophies. She loved canoeing and fishing and loved and lived life to the fullest.
She is survived by her sister, Betty (Mrs. Doug Wilson), Pictou; her brother-in-law, William, Pictou; niece, Judy, Pictou; two grandnieces, Kelly and Jan and her true and loyal friend, Stasia.
She was predeceased by her sister Margaret (Tillie).
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. in St. Peters Church, Ingonish, with Rev. John Morrison officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home.
71, North Sydney
Margaret McKinnon, 71, a resident of 113 Caledonia Street, North Sydney, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines she was a daughter of the late Purvis and Margaret (Sullivan) King. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney. She was a member of the North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club and Dart League, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 19 Seniors Mixed Dart League and Seniors Mixed Bowling League.
Surviving is her husband Earl McKinnon; four daughters, Sandra, Genevieve, Nancy, all of Lower Sackville, Marilyn (Mrs. Stewart MacAulay), Millville; three sons, Harold, Frenchvale, Leo, at home, Bobby, Saskatoon, Sask.; one sister, Mrs. Edith MacMullin, Sydney Mines; one brother, David King, Saskatoon; nine grandchildren, Scott, Troy, Mark Delaney, Jodie, Jonathan Melbourne, Michael, Gina McKinnon, Kelsey, Ryan MacAulay.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Veronica, Jenny and Alice; two brothers, Harold and Lewis.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
My loving wife, mother and grandmother will be forever missed and forever remembered with a smile on her face and her laughter in our hearts.
Mary Catherine MacLeod
Mary Catherine MacLeod, a native of Inverness, who lived in Eskasoni and Amherst where her late husband, John D., worked for the Dept. of Indian Affairs, died on July 27 in Cole Harbor, N.S.
She was the daughter of the late John Alex and Mary (MacNeil) Gillis. She is survived by one son, Don, Edmonton; sister, Effie MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; brothers, Charles, Moncton, and Michael, St. Stephen.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Andreen and brother John Dan.
The funeral was held from St. Margaret’s Church, Broad Cove Chapel, on July 30, with Fr. Gus MacLeod, brother-in-law, officiating, assisted by Fr. Alex MacLellan, Pastor and Fr. Don MacLellan, C.SS.R., Toronto. Burial was in the church cemetery.
John J. McMullin
John Joseph McMullin, 80, of 20 Elm St., Dominion, passed away in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, on Saturday, July 31, 1999.
Born in Dominion he was the son of the late Alex and Mary (MacNeil). Joe was employed with the Dominion Coal Co. and later Devco (Cape Breton Development Corp.) at 1B and No. 26 Collieries until his retirement in 1970. He was a faithful member of St. Eugene’s Parish, Dominion. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3 and a veteran of the Second World War and served overseas 1941-1945 in active duty with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member and past president of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association, as well as serving on various committees. Joe served on the Board of Directors with Dominion Credit Union as well as a long time member of the Credit Committee. He was also past president and member of the Dominion Pensioners Club. In his spare time he became an avid gardener.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, the former Margaret (McIntyre); three daughters, Doreen (Gurney) Clements, Mary (Matthew) O’Handley, both of Dominion and Alexis (Michael) McNeil, Westmount; two sons, Hughie, Dominion and Gerard, Ottawa. Also a sister Kaye, Antigonish and twin brothers, Fabe, Calgary and Bernard, Edmonton. He will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Stephen, Cathy, Michael, Jacqueline, Brandie, Rebecca, Scott, Megan and Kelsey. Also missed by his great-grandson, Brett; also by several neices and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Roddie, Butch, Alex, Francis, Greg and Dan.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
77, Sydney Mines
Rebecca Oickle, 77, resident of Fraser Avenue, Sydney Mines, formerly of Catherine Street, North Sydney, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour July 31, 1999.
Born in North Sydney she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Emma (Campbell) MacKenzie. She was an adherent of the Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty (Mrs. Robert Gullage), Bras d’Or, Donna (Mrs. John Anderson), North Sydney, one son, Alexander (Patsy), Sydney Mines; three step-daughters, Martha (Mrs. Mike Chasson), Ont., Bonnie Demone, Sydney and Dorothy Oickle, North Sydney; three step-sons, Frank (Brenda) Young, Toronto, Matthew (Letty) Young, Oakridge and Donnie (Sandy) Young, Brampton, Ont.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 13 step-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband Charles Sinclair Oickle and her second husband Francis Young; one son James; two step-daughters, Joy and Marion; one step-son, Walter; four sisters, Robina, Nellie, Betty and Barb; two brothers, Phillip and George.
Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral service Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines with Pastor Richard Barnes officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Constance Florence Smith passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by her loving family at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax on Saturday, July 31, 1999.
Connie was born in Sydney, daughter of Florence (MacPherson) Ling and the late Thomas Ling. Connie was employed by Canada Employment Centre as an Outreach Worker for many years and in recent years was a successful Avon representative. She was an avid bingo fan and will be greatly missed and pleasantly remembered by her many friends and numerous family members.
She is survived by her husband John; three daughters, Collena Townsend, Sydney, Linda Gillis, Toronto and Sherry (Mrs. Todd McLeod), Hamilton; sons, Darryl, Edmonton, Billy, at home; step-daughters, Anne Marie and Paula Smith, Sydney; grandchildren, Natasha and Clayton Milley, Tyler Gillis, Sarah McLeod, Justin and Jessica Smith, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Connie also leaves behind her loving mother, Florence Ling, Mira; sister Barb Baldwin, St. John’s Nfld.; brother, John (Ann), Ron (Gail), Sydney, Bobby (Barb), Mira, Joseph (Lisa), Halifax.
Visitation will be held on Monday (today) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Charles Herbert Stacey “Charlie”, 86, passed away July 31, 1999, at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney.
Born in Louisbourg he was the son of the late A. Wylie and Dora G. (Lacey) Stacey.
A well known businessman, he operated the Irving station in Louisbourg for over 30 years. A member of the First United Church, Louisbourg and an Elder, an active Mason for over 80 years, he was a member of Mariners Lodge #80, AF, AM and of the Cape Breton Lodge of Perfection. He was a past district Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia and recently was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal of Masonic Order.
In the 1950s he served on the Louisbourg Town Council and as a member of the Louisbourg Development Company. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Annie K. MacIntyre; a daughter Charlotte Ann (Mrs. Richard Sutherland) of Halifax; a son, John David of Chatham, Ontario; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a brother Frank of Wilmington, Delaware. He is also mourned by nephews Duncan and Darryl Beaver who lived with Charlie and Annie for many years.
He was predeceased by a brother, George and sisters, Margaret ( Mrs. J.A. MacKay) and Eleanor (Mrs. F.J., Stevens).
Visitation was held at the First United Church in Louisbourg, Sunday Aug. 1, 7-9 and will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Clayton Auston officiating under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.
Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First United church.
A Masonic Service will be held at 9 p.m. on Monday evening following the visitation.
Thomas Chesley Butts
76, Birch Grove
Thomas Chesley Butts, 76, of 22 First St., Birch Grove, died on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Center Complex.
Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Jane (White) Butts. Thomas was a member of McKay Memorial United Church in Birch Grove. He worked in the coal mines for 43 years, retiring in 1986. Thomas enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing darts.
Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Southwell; five daughters, Karen (Mrs. Blaise Gilmet), Birch Grove, Diane (Mrs. Rex Bryant), Ontario, Darlene (Mrs. Joe Gilmet, at home), Rochelle (Mrs. Ashley Gale), Ontario and Allison (Mrs. Keith MacIsaac), Birch Grove; two sons, Thomas (Martha), Broughton and Bernie, Ontario; brother Bill, California; two sisters, Lillian (Mrs. James Frank), Birch Grove and Lucy Snelgrove, Ontario; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Thomas was predeceased by a daughter Leila Marie in infancy; brother George and a sister Minnie.
Visitation will take place on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glace Bay.
As an expression of sympathy for Thomas, donations may be made to a charity of choice or the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.
Constance Joyce DiFabio
Constance Joyce DiFabio, 68, of Atlantic Street, Sydney passed away Saturday, August 28, 1999, at QEII, Halifax.
Born in Sydney she was a daughter of the late William and Olive (Tutty) MacIntosh. She was an active member of the Glace Bay and District Figure Skating Club. She was a Salvation Army Officer who in her earlier years pioneered the home for Unwed Mothers in Halifax. She devoted her life to children and she was a long time employee of the Children’s Training Centre until her retirement.
She was the beloved mother of Geraldine MacLean and Rocco (Esther) DiFabio; Special nanna to Neilia MacLean and Brianna DiFabio; second mother to Donalda Dewan. She is survived by one brother, Roy, Toronto and a very special cousin, Hazel Pacella, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her loving husband: Joseph Carmen; two sisters, Geraldine Smith and Shirley MacIntosh in childhood; one brother: Edward.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Glace Bay and District Figure Skating Club.
Marguerite Alma Cladwell MacLeod
59, South Bar
It is with deepest shock and sadness that we announce the sudden death of Marguerite Alma (Caldwell) MacLeod, 59, of South Bar. She died at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax on Friday, August 27, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late James and Christine (Granger) Caldwell. She was employed at Woolworths, Woolco, and most recently Walmart as personnel manager.
A treasured wife, mother, and nanny, she is survived by her husband Carman; four children: Linda, Sydney, Carolin (David) Blythe, Sydney, Richard, Burnaby, BC, Krista, Sydney; her grandsons, Daniel and Matthew Blythe. She is sadly missed by her brother, Andrew; sisters: Athelia, Kay, Georgine, Rebecca, Christene and Marsha and their families.
She is predeceased by her brother: James; sister, Elizabeth; granddaughter: Christina.
At her request her organs were donated, cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
A memorial service to joyfully celebrate her life will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Trinity United Church with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery, South Bar.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Current Fund, where she was a faithful member.
Mary Florence (Florie) (Burke) MacNeil
74, St. Peter's
Mary Florence (Florie) (Burke) MacNeil, 74, St. Peter’s, passed away peacefully Friday, August 27th, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, N.S., after a lengthy illness.
Born in French Cove, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Roselie Ann (Fougere) Burke. Known for her feisty love for life, she will be sadly missed by her companion Maurice Bouchard, St. Peter’s; daughters, Marjorie (Billy) Fogarty, Etobicoke, Ont., Stella (Melvin) Cook, St. Peter’s, Jacqueline (Reggie) Mitchell, West Bay Road; sons (R.K.) Royden Kenneth (Theresa), Peterborough, Ont., Pius, St. Peter’s, John (Bernadette), Northside East Bay; one sister Mary Alfreda (Freda) Schumacher, Sampsonville; one brother James (Olga), St Peter’s. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Neil MacNeil; and grandson Jamie (Cook); sisters: Mildred (Gouthro), Elden (MacPhee); brothers David Joseph Alexander, Maxwell John; step-sisters Mary Elizabeth in infancy, Lottie Jane (Wilson), Mary Elizabeth (Minnie MacNeil); step-brothers, Isaac, Wilfred, Joseph Raymond.
Visitation was at Morrison’s Funeral Home Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and today from 2 -4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.
Helen Veronica MacRury
89, Glace Bay
Helen MacRury, 89, of Seaview Manor and formerly of York St. Extension, Glace Bay, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28th, 1999, in the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Kazi) Peters. In her earlier years, she very proudly worked in her father’s store - Joe Peters Wholesale on Brookside Street.
She is survived by daughters, Joan (Tom) MacPhee, Halifax, Sharon (Gordon) Hayes, Deborah (Gerald) Kelly, and son Bernard (Diane), all of Glace Bay. She is also survived by one brother, John; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Peter MacRury; daughters Georgina and Wilhemena; son James; four brothers, Joseph, Paul, Frank and Stephen; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Mabel and Annie.
Visitation for the late Mrs. MacRury was held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry Funeral Home. Funeral Monday, August 30 at 2 p.m. in the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations to the Greenwood Cemetery Fund or to a charity of one’s choice are suggested as memorials.
Florence Maude McLeod
94, Glace Bay
Florence Maude McLeod of 11 Dragatis St., Glace Bay, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 27 ,1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex after a short illness.
Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Johnathon and Martha (Champion) Caines. Florence was a member of St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin. She was a lifetime member of the UCW and the Rebekah Lodge, Donkin. She was also a member of the LOBA Lodge in Glace Bay. At one time she was a resident of 2nd St. in Donkin. Florence was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Florence is survived by two daughters, Alanna (Mrs. Bob Kennedy), Glace Bay and Lorna (Mrs. Chick McGrath), Glace Bay with whom she resided; one step-daughter, Elsie Gray, Halifax; two sons, Allister (Julia), California and Charles (Ellen), Port Caledonia. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alden, Donald, Melissa, Tracy, Christa, Alan, Brian and Bpuce; four great-grandchildren, Donald, Charles, Mitchell and Matthew.
Florence was predeceased by her husband Charles Alexander McLeod; three brothers, Jack, William and Harold; six sisters, Edith, Mildred, Gertrude, Eva, Olive and Dorothy and by one grandchild Charles.
Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4,7-9 p.m. with funeral service Tuesday at 1 p.m. all in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay with Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial in St. Luke’s United Cemetery, Donkin.
Family flowers only, as an expression of sympathy for Florence, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s United Church in Donkin or a charity of choice.
The Rebekah’s will hold a service at the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m.