Shawn Camillus Farrell
With great sorrow and regret Shawn lost his life on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, while swimming in Vancouver, B.C., where he resided.
Born and raised in Sydney, he was the dear son of John P. Farrell of Sydney and Camilla Currie of Irish Cove.
Shawn will be sorely missed by his sisters, Marie Elaina and Carolee, both of Sydney; his three young nephews, Richard, Dyllan and Harrison; his niece, Brittney; maternal grandfather, Camillus (Cammie) Currie and his Godmother Alice (Tootsie) Corbett; his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins remember him with love.
Shawn was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Thomas Michael and Mary Catherine (MacDonald) Farrell, maternal grandmother, Viola Mae Currie (MacGillivray) and special grandaunt, Ann Philpott (MacGillivray.)
The family invites friends to visit with them at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on the upper level between 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 in St. Theresa Church with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or charity of choice.
“Oh very young, what will you leave us this time . . . We’re only dancing on
this earth for a short time though you want them to last forever you know
they never will.” -C. Stevens.
Mary Isabella (Mabel) Fewer
On Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, God took back to heaven an angel, Mabel, to be reunited with her beloved husband Solomon, together again forever.
Born Mary Isabella (Mabel) MacNeil in Benacadie Pond on Sept. 9, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Allan H. and Catherine MacNeil.
Mabel is survived by her four children, Mary, William, Brian, Sydney and Rosalie (Tom), Halifax. Also survived by two sisters, Anne Marie (Joe) Kacevychius and Sheila (Clarence) Chiasson, both of Sydney.
Mabel was predeceased by two brothers, Mickey and Joe MacNeil, three sisters, Margaret Ann, Irene MacLennan and Louise Dwyer.
Mabel was a kind and generous, loving wife, mother and sister. She will be sincerely missed by all family and friends. Her unconditional love for family and her passion for giving has inspired all of us to be better people.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, George Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Anthony O’Connor officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
John Francis (Johnny) Gould, 30, of 29-B Shore Rd., Eskasoni, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of Francis (Rubby) and Janet Rose (Denny) Gould, Eskasoni. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Eskasoni and was a former member of the parish choir.
He is survived by one sister, Shirley, at home; two brothers, Wilfred and Pierre, both at home; paternal grandmother, Mary Rose Gould, Membertou; granduncle, Roddie Gould, Eskasoni; Godparents, Helen and Peter Marshall, Eskasoni; a Godchild, Valene; nephew, William; two nieces, Samantha and Tamara and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Shelly and Laverne, maternal grandparents, Peter and Mary Denny and by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Gould.
The late Mr. Gould will have visitation at the family residence 29-B Shore Rd., Eskasoni on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 after 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church with the Rev. R. MacNeil officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Susan Marie Matthews
Susan Marie (Keating) Matthews, 36, of Ashby Road, Sydney, formerly of Marion Bridge, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family.
Born in Sydney, Susan is survived by her beloved husband, Lawrence Matthews; son, Ricky Mugridge; stepdaughter, Tracy Ley (Kenny), daughter, Tanya Matthews, all of Sydney; stepson, Rikki Tortola (Michelle), Sydney; sons, Michael Matthews (Tracy), North Sydney, Christopher Matthews, at home; parents, Frank and Phyllis (Ramsay) Keating, Marion Bridge; five brothers, Kevin (Donna), Dartmouth, Terry, Frank (Rita), both of Marion Bridge, Allan (Joan), Sydney River, Paul (Sylvia), Westmount; two sisters, Joyce MacDonald (Robert) and Monica Brewer (Robert), both of Howie Centre and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Susan was employed by the Breton Bay Nursing Home for many years. She just recently completed her Business Computers Application diploma with distinctions. She was an avid baseball player and loved tarabish.
Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Mission Church, Trout Brook Road, Marion Bridge with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating.
Roger Richard Warhus
34, Bras d'Or
Roger Richard Warhus, 34, a resident of Church Road, Bras d’Or, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Toronto.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of Earl and Claudia (King) Warhus, Bras d’Or. Roger had been employed as a musician for many years and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Emma Warhuus, North Sydney; maternal grandmother, Ida King, Bras d’Or; two sisters, Roxanne (Mrs. John Cervenak), Allentown, Penn., Holly, at home; three brothers, Earl and Dana, both of Halifax and Jeff, Toronto.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Alf Warhuus and maternal grandfather, Leonard King.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or with the Rev. Joseph Gillis officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Parish Hall fund.
Mary Elizabeth Donohue
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Donohue, 91, of Dingwall, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dingwall, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Dee) Daisley. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Dingwall and a former member of the parish CWL.
She is survived by five daughters, Sharon McCaskey, Dingwall, Loretts, with whom she resided, Mary, St. Andrews, N.S., Clare, Kitchener, Ont., Mary Lee (Mrs. Edward Miller), Mira; her son, Lester, Saint John, N.B.; her sister, Dorothy Dunphy, Mississauga; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, brother, Charles and grandson, Joey.
Visitation will be in St. Joseph’s Church, Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, will be in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund.
Norma Kathleen MacLean
45, Glace Bay
Norma Kathleen MacLean, 45, of 64 McNamara Dr., formerly of Beacon Street, Glace Bay, passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at home.
Norma was the daughter of the late Murdock and Flora Ann (Strickland) MacLean.
Norma graduated from high school in Woodstock, Ont., in 1972, Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing in 1975, then was employed with Sydney City Hospital, Sydney, Holy Cross and Sara Fraser Hospital in Los Angeles, U.S.A., returning to Glace Bay Community Hospital and to Glace Bay Pulmonary Unit. Norma was very active with Warden United Church Choir in New Aberdeen, Board of Stewards, UWC and chair of Ten Days Global Justice.
Norma is survived by her son, Murdock MacLean, at home; brothers, Donald Roy (Helen), Roddie (Irene) MacLean, both of Glace Bay; sister, Louise (Mrs. Eldred Wareham), Glace Bay; nephew, Donald Wareham; aunt, Ida Hanam.
Visitation for Norma will be held today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Norma’s remains will be placed in Warden United Church, Monday at 12 p.m. for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Mathews officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Glace Bay.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Warden United Church Fund.
Barbara Thelma Bonnell
Barbara Thelma Bonnell, 81, a resident of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of Common Street, Sydney, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in River Herbert, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Mark and Ida Mae (Hudson) Slack. She was a member of United Baptist Church, Sydney, and a member of the Ladies Guild of the church.
She is survived by her husband, Wm. Cecil, The Cove; one daughter, Evelyn (Marshall) Kaiser, Baddeck; two grandchildren, Karen Michelle Hope, Kansas and Shauna Lynn MacDonald, Baddeck; one great-grandchild, Emma Barbara Hope; two special nieces, Sheila Nicholas, Jackson, Miss. and Ida MacGillivary, Sydney.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Ethel, Alice and Myrtle, two brothers, Hazen and Beverley.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to The Cove or to a charity of choice.
Mary Alma Chiasson
Alma Chiasson, 89, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 72 Harbourview Dr., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at the residence.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Theotiste (Finn) Gallant. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney and had been educated at Holy Angels Convent.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, three brothers, Charles, Albert and Joseph and by a sister, Agnes.
The late Mrs. Chiasson will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. A. O’Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Eric Bruce Jardine
53, Glenville, Inverness Co.
Eric Bruce Jardine (Bruce), 53, passed away suddenly at his home in Glenville, Inverness County, on Monday, Aug. 30, 1999.
Born in Montreal, Que., Bruce was the eldest son of Dr. Eric and Joan Jardine of Sydney.
A 19-year resident of Inverness County, Bruce was a visionary and had a strong interest in the economic development of western Cape Breton Island. He was a former employee of Allied Van Lines (Moffatt’s) and Gulf Oil of Canada while residing in Newfoundland. Bruce returned to Cape Breton where he became active in the field of community development working with Devco, InCor, InRich, Glenora Distillery, Louisbourg Market Square and Inverness Development Association.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Maureen (Moe) Campbell and his beloved children, daughter, Kelly and sons, Eric and Bailey, all at home. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. Eric and Joan Jardine, Sydney; brothers, Frank, Halifax, Don (Betsy), Orangedale; sisters, Barbara Mutch (Bob), Joanie Walton (Steve), both of Oakville, Ont., Janet O’Neil (Glenn), Bedford, N.S., Leslie Deveaux (Eric), Sydney. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dedicated friends.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held in St. Matthew’s United Church, Inverness at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 1999.
Memorials may be made to Inverness Consolidated Hospital or a charity of choice.
Eric Evan Jobe
23 months, Fredericton, N.B.
At the lWK Hospital in Halifax, N.S., Eric Evan Jobe, age 23 months, of 290 Parkside Dr., Fredericton, N.B., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999.
He is survived by his parents, Evan and Dana Jobe; an infant brother, Adam; his paternal grandparents, Ronald Jobe and Jean Allen; maternal grandparents, Barry and Hilda Walker; great-grandparents in Cape Breton and Newfoundland; many aunts, uncles, cousins and little friends.
There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial service will be held at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Mowry officiating. Interment will take place in Cape Breton at a later date.
Catherine Margaret MacKenzie
Catherine Margaret (Kaye Brown) MacKenzie, 77, of Alexandra Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney River, she was a daughter of the late Duncan Brown and Murdena Brown Keefe. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. In her earlier years she was an employee of F.W. Woolworth’s and prior to her retirement in 1972 she was employed with the Credit Bureau of Sydney.
A loving wife, mother and friend, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, Cecil V.; one daughter, Sandra, son-in-law, Ian and grandson, Ryan MacPherson, all of Sydney; one brother, Matthew Keefe, Sydney. Also survived by numerous nieces; nephews and dedicated friends.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Cecil Alexander, brothers, Neil and Bill Brown.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Thursday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Kaye, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
Angus John Patterson
77, Brantford, Ont.
Angus John Patterson died at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, July 19, 1999, in his 77th year.
He was the son of the late Charles and Lena (Murray). Beloved husband of Mary (nee MacLeod) for over 49 years; loving father of Bill and his wife Maret, Marlene Stephens, Wayne and his wife Ann, David and his wife Ruth-Adrienne; caring grandfather of Ryan, Jamie, Alex, Kevin and Evan; survived by his sisters, Sadie and Florence, his brother, Neil and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one brother, Murray and one sister, Isabel.
Angus served overseas during the Second World War for over three years and was a retired employee of Massey Ferguson (29 years.)
He was also a past member of the Gunners Club. The funeral was under the direction of Hill & Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Heather Vais officiating at the funeral service.
Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Winburn Wendell Phillips
74, Margaree Centre
Winburn Wendell Phillips, 74, of Margaree Center, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of the late Roy and Jane (Burton) Phillips.
He was a veteran of the Second World War and was employed with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for 15 years until his retirement. He was a member of Wilson United Church, a member of Wilson United Church choir and a member of the Mens’ Club.
He was also a member of the Nova Scotia Horse Racing Commission and an avid horse racer.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 52 years, Georgina (Munro) Phillips; daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Gus Cantwell), Debbie (Mrs. Peter Cox), both of Dartmouth, N.S. and Paula (Mrs. Ben Edwards), Truro, N.S.; five grandchildren, Desiree, Craig, Stacey, Cora Lee and Melissa; sisters, Annie (Mrs. Ned Timmons), Eva (Mrs. Richard Davis), Katherine (Mrs. Ewen MacLean); brothers, Harold, Byron, William and Herman and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter in infancy, brothers Joseph and Claude and two grandsons in infancy.
The body will be resting in the Shalom Room, Wilson United Church Hall. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 and 2, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. in Wilson United Church with Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Burial in Congregational Cemetery, Margaree Center.
Family flowers only by request, donations may be made to Wilson United Church or a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.