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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 152

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Date: Sunday, 23 March 2008, at 12:58 a.m.

Norman Matheson
87, Sydney
Norman Matheson, 87, of the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, formerly of Marion Bridge passed away on Sept. 20, 1999, at the Cove Guest Home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Ronald Matheson and the late Mae (Ferguson) Matheson. Norman was a miner for 17 years. He moved to Toronto in 1951 where he worked for the Canadian Arsenal and The Globe and Mail. In 1977 he retired from the Globe and Mail and in 1978 he returned to Cape Breton to take up residence in Marion Bridge. He was a member of Bethel United Church in Marion Bridge.
Surviving is his daughter, Jennie (Jim) Allan, Bedford; sons, Eric, Donald, Toronto, and Allister, Oshawa; sisters, Annie Morrison, Sydney and Bessie Matheson, Pickering, Ont.; brothers, Donald, Sydney and Neil, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Duncan, Laura, Sandra, and Ronald; great-grandchild, Laura.
Predeceased by wife, Laura (McMullin) Matheson; sister, Florence; brothers Alex and John.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the graveside at Oakfield Cemetery with Rev. Lewis Crewe officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home.

Louis Johnston McPhee
77, Dartmouth
Louis Johnston McPhee, 77, of Dartmouth, formerly of 14 MacLean St., Sydney, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Neil and Jane (MacKeigan) McPhee. He was a veteran of the Second World War and an active member of the Dodo Bird Club (ex-RCAF Flight Sergeants). He was a retired steelworker and a well known auto mechanic. Louis will be remembered for his many visits to the Veterans’ Wing at the Northside General Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Genevieve (Fleming); sons, Ronald (Debbie), Kenneth (Marie), Gregory (Isabelle), all of Sydney, William (Sharon), Robert (Elizabeth), Wayne (Judy), Glenn (Anita), Peter (Michelle), all of Dartmouth, Stephen (Orla), Halifax; daughters, Margaret (SSND), Rome, Carol (Lawrence) Lewis, Westmount, Joan, Sydney, Marcella, Edmonton, Catherine, Halifax; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by sisters, Nellie Andrea, Ruthie Costello, both of Sydney Mines; Mary Kekewich, Lorraine Waye, both of Ottawa, Marguerite Thurston and Lila Mae Theriault, both of Scarborough.
He was predeceased by brothers, John and Edward; sisters, Marcella, Christina and Georgina.
Visitation Thursday, September 23, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or the Veterans’ Wing at the Northside General Hospital.

Gordon McNeil
77, Bras d'Or
Gordon McNeil, 77, of Bras d’Or died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in Northside General Hospital.
Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Angus and Gladys (Almon) McNeil. Gordon was a resident of Bras d’Or for the past 50 years. He had been working for the Cape Breton Development Corporation as a draftsman until retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the Bras d’Or Pensioners Club.
Gordon is survived by his wife Sarah (Walker); three daughters, Celesta (Mrs. Leonard Gerow), North Sydney, Cathy (Mrs. Harry Halliday), Sydney Mines and Maureen (Mrs. Ernie Penney), Winnipeg; two sons, Gordon (Wendy), Dartmouth and Blaise, Halifax; nine grandchildren, Dwayne, Jennifer, Holly, Laura, Scott, Jeannine, Vanessa, Katelyn and Jordan; four brothers, William, Nathan, Earl and David.
Gordon was predeceased by two sisters, Francis McNeil and Irene Marsh; two brothers, Cameron and James.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Edward Augustus (Eddie) Wadden
74, Port Morien
Edward Augustus (Eddie) Wadden, 74, of 352 Wadden’s Cove Road, Port Morien, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Wadden’s Cove he was the son of the late John S. and Sarah (Beck) Wadden. Eddie was a member of Christ Church, South Head. He was a fisherman by trade. In his earlier years he worked in the mines. He was a veteran of WWII serving overseas. Eddie was an avid canasta player.
Surviving is his wife, the former Amy “Ted” Boutilier; sons, Kevin (Donna), Melvin (Diane), both of Wadden’s Cove and Donald, Glace Bay; brother, Nelson (Theresa) Dominion; grandchildren, Natasha, Amy, Charles, Virginia, Amanda and Melvin. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Eddie will be sadly missed by his many friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers; James, Ernie, Andrew, and Johnnie; sisters, Mary, Selina, Katie, Ethel and Frances, in infancy.
Visitation for the late Mr. Wadden will take place Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Christ Church, South Head with Rev’d Paul Findlay officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Christina Anita Longeepee
81, Halifax
Christina Anita Longeepee, 81, of 21 Plateau Cres., Halifax, N.S., formerly of West L’Ardoise, Richmond Co., died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in the Halifax Infirmary Site QEII.
Born in West L’Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona.
She is survived by daughters, Mary (Jude) Burke, River Bourgeois, Margaret (Billy) Bona, L’Ardoise, Ann (Alfie) Martell, L’Ardoise, Edna (Brian) Tupper, Halifax, Sylvia (Eddie) Vlasbloom, Carleton Place, Ont., Barbara, Halifax; sons, George (wife Susan), Walter, Alex, all of Halifax; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Catherine Bona, L’Ardoise, Cecelia Pillow, Halifax, Beatrice Whitehall, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Danny, Lawrence, both of West L’Ardoise, Freddie, Rockdale.
She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel; son, Joseph; brothers, George, Charlie, Walter; sisters, Elizabeth, Joanie and Beatrice.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) 11 a.m to 9 p.m. in the L’Ardoise Parish Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise with the Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L’Ardoise.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter’s.

Catherine Ann (nee MacDonald) Dicks
57, Irish Vale/b>
Catherine Ann (nee MacDonald) Dicks, 57, of Irish Vale, formerly of Sydney, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Visitation and funeral arrangements for the late Catherine Dicks will be announced in Thursday’s paper.
Arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

William Wallace (Wal) Aitken
73, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Wal Aitken, formerly of Invercargil, New Zealand, passed peacefully Sunday Sept. 19, 1999 at the Lower Hutt Hospice.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Betty (Lower Hutt NZ); daughter Lee (Auckland NZ); sons Geoff (Sydney, Australia) and Bruce (Marion Bridge); grandchildren Bridgy and Kerin (Auckland NZ) and Rebecca (Melbourne, Australia)
Wal was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, a great follower of the Manchester United soccer club, a keen photographer and Past President of his local Lawn Bowls Club. His love of music and his keen sense of humor will be sorely missed.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, (NZ time) at Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
Donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home.

Catherine Ann Dicks
57, Irish Vale
Catherine Ann Dicks, 57, of Irish Vale, formerly of Sydney, died suddenly on Sept. 21, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at North Rustico, PEI, she was the daughter of the late Michael B. and Margaret (Gauthier) MacDonald.
Surviving are her loving companion Daniel “Buddy” MacDonald of Irish Vale; daughters, Rose (Gary Leahy), Lisa Kennedy (Derrick), both of Louisbourg and Carol Ann, Sydney; sons, James, Vancouver, Michael (Sheila), Edmonton, Keith, Ohio and by her step-mother Mary MacDonald, Sydney; four sisters, Carol MacIssac (Blaise) and Frances DeBoer (Maurice), both of Ontario, Teresa MacKinnon (Peter), Halifax and Pat Larkin (Lloyd), PEI; four brothers, Michael, Robert, both of Ontario, Harold, Alberta and Kenny, Sydney. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.
The late Mrs. Dicks will have visitation on Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in Parkview Chapel. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the N.S. Lung Association.

Blanche Freeborne
78, North Sydney
Effie Blanche Freeborne, Gannon Road, North Sydney, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family she loved.
Born in Harbour Mille, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Josephine (Pardy) Vardy.
She was the beloved wife of William Freeborne who predeceased her in 1990. She was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Mom was a very loving and devoted mother and she left behind a family who will forever hold her close in their hearts.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Mrs. Harris Jackson), North Sydney; three sons, George (companion, Loretta Habicht ), Florence, Eric (Anne), St. John’s, William (Debi), Shenacadie; five sisters; four brothers; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Especially close to her heart and who brought special joy to her life everyday was her granddaughter, Tanya Cuzner (husband David) and her grandson, Sean Freeborne. She was also very close to her brother, Berkley Vardy (wife Betty) and his family.
She was predeceased by one brother, William.
It was in Mom’s nature to be loving and caring to everyone she came to know and she will be greatly missed by her family, close friends, and neighbours. Because she gave so freely of her time and her love held no limits, she has passed a wonderful legacy on to those who loved her so much.
Visitation will be today (Thursday) 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Anglican Church, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Nora Jamael
81, Sydney
Nora Jamael, 81, of 130 Reeves St., Sydney, formerly of Townsend St., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her family present.
Born at Halifax, N.S. she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (MacKinnon) Hily.
She was a member of St. Augustine Parish, Grand Lake Road. She had been employed for many years as a sales clerk in Sydney at McCurdy’s, Jacobson’s and Woolworths. Nora even did some modelling for their various fashion shows. Later on she worked as the chef at the Margaree Lodge.
She is survived by daughter Helen Marie (Mrs. Joe Bragg); two granddaughters, Adrianne (Mrs. Danny Dunn), Mira and NoraLee (Mrs. Gil Griffin), Texas; one great-grandson, A.J. Dunn, Mira and four nieces and four nephews.
Predeceased by her loving husband Sid in 1994; brother Louie and a sister Frances MacGillivray.
The late Mrs. Jamael will have visitation on Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in St. Augustine’s Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

Raymond Francis Leblanc
63, Toronto
Raymond Francis Leblanc, 63, of 2 Rutherford Ave., Toronto, formerly of Cape Breton, passed away Sept. 18, 1999, at Humber Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish.
He was the son of Emma (Marsh) Leblanc and the late Raymond Leblanc.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Lillian Endanawas; daughter Cynthia; three grandchildren, Heather, Alana and Beverely, all of Toronto; six sisters, Mary (David O’Toole), Alder Point, Joyce (James Paquet), Alder Point, Lillian (John Forrest), North Sydney, Madonna (John Thurbide), Bras d’Or, Marguerite (George Compton), Millville; three brothers, Joseph, William and Cyril, all of Alder Point.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Donna Ednanawas Leblanc; two sisters in infancy.
There was no visitation. Cremation took place. Interment took place in Silverwater, Ont.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Gertrude MacGrillvray
83, Braintree, Mass.
Gertrude MacGillivray, 83, of Braintree, Mass. formerly of Victoria St., Glace Bay, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, in Braintree.
Survived by daughters Kathleen Murphy, Claire O’Keefe, Lorna Mullaney and Collette Connelly; son Joseph D. MacGillivray; sisters, Eunice O’Neill, Glace Bay, Elaine Hale of Tennessee and Delores Abramoff, Florida; brothers, Roddie, Florida and Freddy of London.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Joseph H. MacGillivray and by brothers Hallie and John.
Funeral mass took place in St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree.

Louis Johnston McPhee
77, Dartmouth
Louis Johnston McPhee, 77, of Dartmouth, formerly of 14 MacLean St., Sydney, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Neil and Jane (MacKeigan) McPhee. He was a veteran of the Second World War and an active member of the Dodo Bird Club (ex-RCAF Flight Sergeants). He was a retired steelworker and a well known auto mechanic. Louis will be remembered for his many visits to the Veterans’ Wing at the Northside Harbourview Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Genevieve (Fleming); sons, Ronald (Debbie), Kenneth (Marie), Gregory (Isabelle), all of Sydney, William (Sharon), Robert (Elizabeth), Wayne (Judy), Glenn (Anita), Peter (Michelle), all of Dartmouth, Stephen (Orla), Halifax; daughters, Margaret (SSND), Rome, Carol (Lawrence) Lewis, Westmount, Joan, Sydney, Marcella, Edmonton, Catherine, Halifax; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by sisters, Nellie Andrea, Ruthie Costello, both of Sydney Mines; Mary Kekewich, Lorraine Waye, both of Ottawa, Marguerite Thurston and Lila Mae Theriault, both of Scarborough.
He was predeceased by brothers, John and Edward; sisters, Marcella, Christina and Georgina.
Visitation today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service Friday 2 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or the Veterans’ Wing at the Northside Harbourview Hospital.

Christene Munroe
75, Sydney
Christene Munroe, 75, of the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, N.S., formerly of Gabarus died Sept. 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Gabarus, N.S. she was the daughter of the late Angus D. Munroe and Katie Mary (MacDonald) Munroe. Christene retired from the Department of Transportation, Sydney River, after 45 years as an office clerk. She was a member of the Zion United Church, Gabarus Lake and a member of the UCW of the church.
She is survived by a sister Annie (Alex) MacLean, Gabarus and two nephews, William, Montreal and Donald, Pictou, N.S.
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service is Saturday at 2 p.m. in Zion United Church, Gabarus, with Rev. Lewis Crewe officiating. Interment in Zion Cemetery.

Winnifred Theuerkauf
79, Sydney
Winnifred Theuerkauf, 79, of 39 Inglis St., Sydney, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John and Johanna (Bokoslawski) Kozera. She was a member of the First United Church, Sydney.
She is survived by one daughter, Lorraine (David) Latham, Sydney; one son, Karl, Sydney; one brother, Stanley, Sydney. Beloved grandmother of Allan, Stephen, Jonathan, Bethany, Benjamin, Brenna and Daniel Brock.
She was predeceased by her husband, Karl Rutherford Theuerkauf; four sisters, Mary, Nellie, Helen and Beatrice; two brothers, Peter and Paul.
Visitation will be held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Chapel.

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