John Daniel Burke
John Daniel Burke, 77, of Sydney passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mamie (Smith) Burke. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish, Sydney and a life long resident of Willow Street, Sydney.
Surviving are wife, Jean (Robson) Burke; two daughters, Donna (Michael) Burke, Scotch Lake and Alicia (Michael) Burke, Vancouver; two sons, Richard, Toronto and Stephen, Greenwood; two sisters, Leona Paulson, New York and Mary MacGillivary, Antigonish; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Paul and brothers, Frank and Bill.
The late Mr. Burke will have a memorial service Saturday at 11 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Family flowers only by request.
Daniel Aenaes Currie
65, Glace Bay
Daniel Aenaes Currie, formerly of 63 Dominion St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Daniel J. and Louise (Johnson) Currie.
He was self-employed as a carpenter and also known for his work with No. 11 Antonians as a statistician. For the last 10 years Daniel resided at the Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Surviving are a twin brother, John Francis, Kingston, Ont.; sisters, Pearl Mays and Leona Currie, both of Boston, Martha (Archie MacDonald), Dominion, Marina (Billy Carmichael), Ottawa, Lorraine Olive, Ottawa and Anita (Steve) Babineau, Boston; uncle, Cyril Johnson, aunt Lillian Budden, Glace Bay; he is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Daniel was predeceased by a sister, May Louise.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
John Robert Samuel
75, New Waterford
John Robert (Bob) Samuel, 75, of Wood Avenue, New Waterford, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Victoria, he was the son of the late Andrew and Emma (Barry) Samuel. He was a member of St. Agnes parish, New Waterford. Bob was a retired coal miner, having worked for 38 years in Nos. 12, 26 16, Prince and Lingan collieries. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He was a lifetime member of the Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans Unit 217 serving as president and vice-president. He also chaired the bingo committee for many years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Roach; six sons, Andrew (Liz), Moncton, N.B., David (Sandy), Charlottetown, P.E.I., Robert (Gail), Myles, both of New Waterford, Barry (Colleen), Gagetown, N.B.; Richard Halifax; five daughters, Carol Anne (Gary) Tighe, Gwen (Willie) Cadden, both of New Waterford; Mary Templeman, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Jean (Greg) Iannetti, Lingan, Doreen "P.J.” (Wilfred) Bishop, Lingan; a brother, Earl, Ontario and sister, Pearl Cameron, Hamilton, Ont.
Also surviving are his dearly loved grandchildren, Peggy Cadden, Samantha Iannetti, Kelly and Lila Tighe, Timmy, Jackie and George Templeman, Ashely, Juliana, Lyndon, Tyler, Jaclyn Bishop, Andy, Diane, Erin, Craig, Colin, Darryl, Robbie, Myles, Ali, Shelby Samuel, Kevin, Tony, David McNamara; great-grandchildren, Cady, Paige and Alexander.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Peggy (Hinchey) in 1968, twin daughters in infancy, brothers, Duffney, Maynard, Wallace and Ora, sisters, Jean, Patricia, Olga and Marguerite.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Honouring Bob’s wishes, cremation will take place. There will be no visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital Foundation.
Ernest Joseph Burgess
Ernest J. Burgess passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at his home in Ontario. He was formerly of Glace Bay.
Beloved son of Marjorie (Burgess) Fields and beloved grandson of Roseline (Burgess) Currie. Loving husband of Alice (Somosiera) Burgess; loving father of Kyla Neriah, Ontario; five brothers, Wilfred, Darrell, Glace Bay, Gordie, Edward, Patrick, Ontario; aunts, Helen Broughton, Sharon Ann, Betty, Lorraine, Glace Bay, Dolly, Doreen, Ontario; uncles, Roy and Dan, Ontario, Richard, Jack; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all.
Beside his father, Ernest Joseph, he was predeceased by aunts, Barb, Hope, Glace Bay, George, Stanley.
Ernie will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glace Bay. Elder Charlie Quann officiating.
Daniel Aenaes Currie
65, Glace Bay
Daniel Aenaes Currie, 65, Glace Bay, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, is survived by sister Martha MacDonald (Archie MacNeil), Dominion.
Jean Theresa MacKinnon, of 312 Esplanade, formerly of 7 Dalhousie Dr., Sydney, passed away suddenly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999.
Born Feb. 9, 1925 in Sydney, Jean was the loving daughter of the Late Roderick John MacKinnon and Elizabeth Ann MacNeil (Bessie Ann) MacNeil, MacKinnon’s Harbour.
Jean was predeceased by her son, Joseph, husband, George, brother, Murdock and sister, Mable Martin.
Jean will be sadly missed by her loving family: sons, Bernie (Janet), Carl (Diane); daughters, Georgina Hubley (Bruce), Dina MacKinnon (Steve Ballah) and grandchildren, Joey, Sarah and Lauchlan MacKinnon, Leah, Rachel, Mark, Bethany MacKinnon, Jessica and Thomas Hubley, Matthew and Aaron MacDonald, all of Sydney. Also surviving are her sisters, Mary Katherine (Kay) MacKinnon, Boston, Mass., Florence Norton, Jessie Donovan and twin sister, Catherine Cecelia (Caddy) Donovan, all of Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
In her youth, Jean was very active in sports including hockey, basketball and baseball. In her later years, she often reminisced about her experiences and former teammates.
Born and raised in the northend of Sydney, Jean was a life long member of Sacred Heart Church Jean’s greatest passion in life was her devotion to her family and Faith.
Jean and her husband George operated a corner store in the Ashby area where they developed many special relationships, especially with the younger people. Sharing gave Jean enormous pleasure and she will be forever remembered for her kindness and generosity to all.
Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, George Street, Sydney, Monday at 11 a.m., Fr. Anthony O’Connor presiding.
Memorials may be made by contribution to the Canadian Heart Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Walter Donald Marks
Walter Donald Marks, 9O, of George Street, Sydney, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, N.S., he was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Matheson) Marks. He was retired from Sydney Steel Corp. He was a member of St. Andrews Church. He was a founding member of the Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department, a past president of the C.B. Suburban Hockey League, and a past secretary of the C.B. Boxing Federation. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Lou (Jack) Cox, Sydney and five sons, Robert (Joyce), Halifax, William (Joan), Castlegar, B.C., Walter (Cookie), Grand Lake Road, Donald (Stella), Dominion, Douglas (Irene), Sydney. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Blanche Olive Powell.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Monday 11 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Sharon Irving officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Constance (Connie) Murphy
Constance (Connie) Murphy of Breton Bay Nursing Home died July 21, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, with the Rev. Angus MacLeod officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sydney, under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
73, Ornageville, Ont.
Tom Ryan, 73, of Orangeville, Ont., formerly of Baddeck, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999.
He was the son of the late Daniel Ryan of Canso and Florence DeCoste of Petit de Grat. He served in the RCA Force during the Second World War.
Surviving are his daughter, Patsy, Terry and son Jamie, all in Ontario; brother, Donald Ryan, sister, Doris Asaph, favourite sister-in-law, Donna Ryan, all of Baddeck.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ethna, sisters Freda MacInnis, Irene Malcolm, brother, Pat Ryan.
Terri Winnona Dixon
17, Big Baddeck
Terri Winnona Dixon, 17, Big Baddeck, died September 12, 1999, peacefully, at home. Born in Sydney she was a beloved daughter of Roland and Laura (Morgan) Dixon. She was a student of Baddeck Academy. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Terri was a special angel here on earth as she will be in heaven. In her 17 short years she taught us more about love and that the love of mother, father and family does more than any other thing known to mankind.
Surviving are sister, Ashley, at home; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Hazel (Donovan) Dixon, Baddeck; paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Donovan, Ingonish; and a very large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Eric and Margaret (Capstick) Morgan and great-grandmother, Rachel Capstick, Sydney Mines.
The body is resting in Baddeck Forks Community Centre with visitation 2-5, 7-9 p.m. today Sept. 13. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Rev. Doug MacKinnon officiating. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IWK Grace Hospital for Children, Box 3070 Halifax, NS, B3J 3G9.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral home, Baddeck.
Robert Francis Hannan
20, Glace Bay
Robert Francis Hannan, 20, of 6 Kelvin St., Glace Bay, passed away Sept. 11, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, he is the son of Joseph Ogley and Brenda Hannan. Robert was a Grade 12 student at Glace Bay High School. He had summer employment with Glace Bay Passchendaele Day Camp and enjoyed fishing, hunting and roller blading.
Robert is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hannan, at home; step-brother, Joey Ogley of Ontario; step-sisters, Kimberly, Kelly, Kery Ogley of Ontario and maternal grandmother Arlette Hannan; paternal grandmother Ann Ogley.
He is predeceased by maternal grandfather Michael Hannan; paternal grandfather Walter Ogley.
Robert will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. His remains will be placed in Warden United Church at 12 p.m. for the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 with Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Lorraine Corrine (Poirier) Kehoe
77, Rocky Bay
Lorraine Corrine (Poirier) Kehoe, passed away peacefully at her home on Rocky Bay, on Sept. 12, 1999, at the age of 77.
Born in Poirierville in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Alexandra Poirier. She married and moved to Rocky Bay.
She is survived by her husband John A. Kehoe and her 11 children; three daughters, Cynthia and Elaine, both of Ontario, Nancy, Rocky Bay and her eight sons, Hector, Patrick, Paul, Al, all of Rocky Bay, Myles, Inverness, Robert, Port Hawkesbury, Steven, North Sydney, Vincent, Vancouver; 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive her.
She is also survived by sisters Katie, D’Escousse, Edna, Ottawa and brothers, Jack, Moncton, N.B., Gerald, D’Escousse.
She was predeceased by sisters Blanch, Ceciel and brothers Alexander, Joe, Walter, Teddy and Hughie.
Visitation in St. Hyacinth Parish funeral parlor today and Tuesday from 1-3, 7-9 p.m.
Funeral to be held from St. Hyacinth Church in D’Escousse on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Yvon Loignon officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
Wilfred Leonard "Skip" MacKinnon
Wilfred Leonard ‘Skip’ MacKinnon, 80, of Halifax, passed away Sept. 11, 1999, in Q.E.II Health Sciences Center, Halifax Infirmary Site.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Daniel F. and Isobel (Gillis) MacKinnon. Prior to his retirement he was employed by C.N. for 42 years, three months as an engineer and was a past president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was also a member of C.N. Pensioners Assoc. Skip served overseas during the Second World War with the Lincoln and Welland Regiments in France, Belgium (Eeklo) and Holland (Bergen op Zoom) and was a member of Ashby Branch R.C.L. for more than 20 years and Scotia Branch No. 25 R.C.L. for 13 years. He was also a 3rd. degree Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife the former Olive (Ollie) MacDonald; daughters Marian and Frances (Mrs. Thomas Earle), both of Halifax; grandchildren Brendan, Colin, Devin and Erin; and by a sister Agnes MacKinnon, Sydney and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by brothers Laughlan (Lauchie), John, James; sisters Kathleen and Janet.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in J.A. Snow’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street. There will be a Legion memorial service 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Msgr. Albert O’Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.
John James (Jimmie) MacLeod
<-font> John James (Jimmie) MacLeod, 82, formerly of Gabarus Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Gabarus Lake he was a son of the late Philip and Effie (Mackay) MacLeod. He was a member of Zion United Church, Gabarus Lake. He lived and worked in Halifax for many years, retiring from Halifax Shipyards after 40 years service.
He is survived by one sister: Jessie (Glendon) Hardy, Marion Bridge; nieces, Glenda MacLellan, Gabarus and Cathy Gillis, Fort McMurray, Al.; one sister-in-law, Gladys Snow, Sydney Mines.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Lena Rafuse; step-mother, Mary Ann MacLeod; brothers, Edward and Neil A. (Buddy); nephew Walter.
Visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in Zion United Church Monday 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Lewis Crewe officiating.
Interment in Zion Cemetery, Gabarus Lake.
Michael (Billy) MacVicar
Michael (Billy) MacVicar, 43, of 107 Mitchell Ave., Dominion, died Sept. 12, 1999, at Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Pearl (MacNeil) MacVicar and the late Michael MacVicar. Michael was a member of St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion. He was employed at Stephen’s Building Supplies and moved onto Glace Bay Building Supplies until their closure and then accepted a position as salesman at Central Supplies Warehouse. Michael was also known for being an active member of the Glace Bay Y’smen until their closure. He loved music and also participated in many sports such as golfing and hockey and was a dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He is survived by his beloved wife Anita Polegatto MacVicar; his loving daughter, Marla MacVicar, Dominion; two brothers, Danny and Kevin of Medicine Hat, Al.; and a sister Sharon (Darryl) Nega, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by his father Michael MacVicar.
Arrangements are incomplete. Visitation will be held in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Walter Donald Marks
Walter Donald Marks, 90, of George Street, Sydney, who passed away on Sept. 10, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, was also survived by sister Muriel McInnis, Sydney.
Kenneth J. Nicholson
Kenneth J. Nicholson, 82, of Catalone Road passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Catalone he was a son of the late John A. and Margaret (MacIntyre) Nicholson.
He was a self-employed woodsman and was employed with the Nova Scotia Parks Dept. for many years. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Catalone.
He is survived by two nieces, Margaret Fitzgerald (Germain), Kitchener, Ont. and Joyce Herbert, Glace Bay; two nephews, Stanley Nicholson, Louisbourg and Archie Nicholson, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Alexander and John; two sisters-in-law, Blanche and Edna.
Visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mr. Nicholson will be transferred to St. James Presbyterian Church for visitation at 11 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Neil MacLean officiating. Interment in Loch End Cemetery, Catalone.
Maxine J. Osmond
Maxine Joan Osmond, 64, resident of 31 Simpson Street, Florence, died Saturday Sept. 11, 1999 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Ottawa, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah LaTour. She was employed as an office worker in Toronto for a number of years.
Surviving is her husband Harold Osmond; two daughters, Linda of Sydney Mines, and Susan of Ontario. Also surviving are six grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one sister Peggy LaChance.
No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
70, Meriden, Conn.
Minnie Skiffington, 70, of Meriden, Conn., U.S.A., passed away on Sept. 11, 1999, in Connecticut.
Minnie was a former resident of Tower Road, Glace Bay.
She is survived by her husband Ray, who was formerly from Donkin; sons, Wayne and Ray, both of Meriden, Conn.; daughters, Joan and Lily, both of Meriden, Conn.; brothers, Jack Campbell, Glace Bay and Eric Campbell, Pictou; sisters, Gladys Roberts and Sandy Close, both of Ontario, Mae Gatineau Montreal, Nema McInnis and Judy McInnis, both of Glace Bay. Minnie is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Dot Campbell of Tower Road, Glace Bay; sisters Ann and Bertha.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Sept. 15, 1999, at the First Congregational Church, Conn.
As an expression of sympathy for Minnie, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
Hattie Allen Stewart
82, Glace Bay
Hattie Allen Stewart, 82, of Glace Bay, died at the Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Russell and Sadie (Buchanan) Jackson. A former resident of Toronto, Ont., but more recently of 124 Shaft Street, Glace Bay, Hattie was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay.
Hattie is survived by her aunt Mary Buchanan, Seaview Manor and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Douglas in 1968 and aunts Annie Copeland and Leah Grant and her uncle Angus Buchanan.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay.
Funeral will be held Wednesday Sept. 15, 1999, at 2:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating.
Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Building Fund.
Bruce Ward Stockley
Bradley Ward Stockley, 32, of Fownes Dr., Baddeck, died September 10, 1999, at home.
Born in North Sydney on Aug. 6, 1967, he was a son of Roy and Evelyn (Bradley) Stockley. Bradley received his grade 12 diploma and also obtained an auto mechanic certificate through trade school. His passion for nature and working in the woods was surpassed only by his generosity in helping his family and friends whenever needed, especially by his skilled mechanic abilities.
He is survived by grandmother, Jean (Roberts) Bradley, Baddeck; brother, Bruce (Danielle) Stockley, Baddeck; sisters, Iris (Robert) Morton, Amherst, Jean (Kim) Murphy, Wainwright, Al., Brenda (Jeff) MacDonald, Ingonish, Cathy Stockley, Halifax; nieces, Ashley and Jacki; nephews, Jamie, Jason, Justin, Gregory, Shawn and Matthew.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Robert “Bob” Bradley and paternal grandparents Alfred and Louise (Dupe) Stockley. Bradley will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his family and his many friends and special friend Carrie.
The body is resting at MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck with visitation from 2-9 p.m. today, Sept. 13. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in St. Peter-St. John Anglican Church, Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Peter-St. John Church.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Robert Stubbert Sr.
88, Gardiner Mines
Robert Stubbert Sr., 88, of Breton Bay Nursing Home and a former resident of 244 Seaside Dr., Gardiner Mines, passed away on Sept. 11, 1999, at the nursing home.
Born in Gardiner Mines, he was the son of the late Robert and Ellen (Howie) Stubbert. Robert was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dominion. He was employed as a coal miner for many years and also enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by three daughters, Eileen Whalen, South Bar, Helen (Mrs. Bernie Young), Dominion and Jenny (Mrs. Jim Edwards), Blackett’s Lake; seven sons, John, Toronto, George (Hope), Glace Bay, Robert (Betty), Gardiner Mines, Gilbert, Gardiner Mines, Melvin, New Waterford, Ivan (Diane), Dominion, Steven, Kitchener, Ont. Also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sophie Phillips; three sisters, Florence O’Brien, Tootie Stubbert and Bertha Taylor.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dominion with Rev. Douglas Chard officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Heart and Stroke Foundation.