Mary Margaret (MacLean) Corbett
Mary Margaret Corbett, 74, of Halifax and formerly of Dominion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the QEII Health Sciences Center.
Born and raised in Glace Bay, she was the only child of Alexander and Agatha (Walsh) Campbell. She graduated from St. Anne’s School, Glace Bay and the N.S. Teacher’s College, Truro. She taught in many rural Cape Breton schools and as well was very active in the Home and School Association, the Dominion Garden Club and the Children of Mary Sodality of St. Eugene’s Parish.
She is survived by three daughters, Gerrie (Dennis) Irwin, Janice and Tess (Bill) Miller, all of Dartmouth; five sons, Phillip, Michael, Bernie, all of Halifax, Paul (Judy), White’s Lake and Stephen (Clara), Dartmouth. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Fielding, in 1992.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, 11 a.m. in St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation; The Kidney Foundation or St. Eugene’s Building Fund.
Pauline Charlotte Forrest
Pauline (Polly) C. Forrest, 66, Westmount Road, Sydney, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Annie (White) MacDonald of Westmount.
Pauline is survived by her husband, Paul, and eight children, Ann (Danny Bonang), Westmount, Virginia (David Langille), Caribou Marsh Road, John (Brenda Tilley), Belleville, Ont., Barry (Ann Varley), Baddeck, N.S., Rose (Lenny Currie), Reserve Mines, Bruce (Gerilyn Boone), Sydney, Debbie (Scott Rosborough), Fredericton, N.B., and Nancy (Gordie Schaller), Westmount. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Tony, Timothy, and Andrew Bonang; Tracey, Paul, and Paula Forrest-MacKinnon; Janet and Brad Langille; Robbie Forrest; Sara and Anna Currie; Brandon and Tessa Forrest; and Holly and Gordon Schaller. Two great-grandchildren, Zachary Langille and Joshua Paez. Also surviving Pauline is her sister, Jenny (Jack Hall), Sydney, her brother, Ernie (Shirley) MacDonald, Oshawa, Ont., and a special niece, Diane Mugridge, Sydney.
She was predeceased by one son, Paul and one daughter, at birth; two brothers, Bill and John MacDonald, and one sister, Marguerite.
Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 11 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment will be held in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Clarice Henrietta Hillcoat
Clarice Henrietta Hillcoat, 92, formerly of 69 St. Peter’s Road, Sydney, passed away suddenly at Breton Bay Nursing Home on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999.
Born in Louisbourg, Sept. 23, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Charles Peters and Suzanne (Martell) Peters.
Mrs. Hillcoat graduated from Sydney City Hospital in 1921 and was on staff for many years. She was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Sydney.
Mrs. Hillcoat was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 1951 and sisters, Ester and Sarah as well as her brother, Robert. She is the last member of her immediate family.
The late Mrs. Hillcoat will have visitation Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Sydney, with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
No flowers by request.
C. Matilda (Leblanc) Leblanc
97, North Sydney
C. Matilda (Leblanc) Leblanc, 97, of Northside Guest Home and formerly of 804 Alder Point Rd., died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in River Bourgeois, she was the daughter of the late Cyprian and Isoben (Burke) Leblanc. Mrs. Leblanc was a member of St. Ann’s Parish, Alder Point.
Surviving are five sons, Cyprian (Mary), Alder Point, Henery (Lena), Florence, Roger, Ernest (Julia) and Louis (Jessie), all of Welland, Ont.; two daughters, Rosella (Mrs. Fred Johnston), North Sydney and Doreen, Welland, Ont.; 44 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Leblanc in 1992, by son, Carl, daughter, Mary, two children in infancy, four brothers, Henry, Alex, Steven and Davey, three sisters, Anita, Hattie and Mary, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was loved and cherished by all who knew her.
The late Mrs. Leblanc will be resting at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, Alder Point, with Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bras d’Or.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund, Bras d’Or.
Laverna (Verna) P. MacDonald
86, North Sydney
Laverna (Verna) Pearl MacDonald was born in Clark’s Harbour, Shelbourne County, she was a daughter of the late Harry B. and Mary Agnes (Newell) Nickerson.
Melvin Stanley MacPherson
Melvin Stanley MacPherson, 76 of 12 Charles St., Dominion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Boutilier) MacPherson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was employed with Dominion Coal Company and Devco for 32 years. He was also an avid fisherman up until his ill health.
Melvin was married to the late Anna (Chiasson) MacPherson of George Street, New Waterford and they were long time residents of New Waterford and members of Mount Carmel Parish. Melvin later moved back to Dominion with his son Neil and was a member of St. Eugene’s Parish.
Mr. MacPherson is survived by three loving children, loving daughter, Michelle Kuilboer (husband, George), grandson, Shawn, all of Edson, Alta.; loving sons, Neil, with whom he resided and Dennis (wife, Cheryl), Fort McMurray.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Malcolm, William (Wick), Russell and Francis (Duck), sisters, Margaret, Peggy McMullin and Mary (Sis Higgins) Rogers.
Visitation for the late Melvin MacPherson 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 11 a.m. in St. Eugene’s Church with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford.
Melvin will be remembered as a very loving, compassionate man who gave so much of himself and asked so little of others. He will be so sadly missed by his children, nieces, nephews and all relatives as well as his many, many friends.
David Arthur Norman
Family members were saddened to learn of the sudden passing over the weekend of David A. Norman of Toronto due to heart failure.
He was born and raised in Sydney. Son of the late William and Madeline (Gushue) Norman of Ashby Road.
He is survived by his wife, Irene, Toronto along with one sister, Madelyn (Fred) Tomie, Montreal; two brothers, William (Rose) Sydney and Paul (Sally) Sydney.
He was predeceased by one sister, Louise (Ralph) MacDonald, Sydney.
Cremation took place in Toronto.
Thomas Joseph Alexander Steele
54, Sydney Mines
Joe Steele, 54, of Crescent Street, Sydney Mines, passed away in his home on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, Joe was the son of the late Florence and Ronald Steele. Besides his parents Joe was predeceased by his wife, Theresa (Gannon) Steele and was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Joanne McCormick (Michael), Calgary, Alta.; his son, Donnie, Sydney Mines and his special young daughter, Julia, also of Sydney Mines. Surviving also are his grandchildren, Donna Harris, Bras d’Or and Breten and Haley McCormick, Calgary, Alta.
At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Dunphy officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home. Burial to take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Thomas Finalyson, 64, of 309 East Broadway, Sydney, and a former resident of Scotchtown and New Waterford, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at home.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Bertha and Thomas Finalyson. Mr. Finalyson was a former member of Calvin United Church in New Waterford.
Surviving are a son, Nelson, Truro; daughter, Donna (Missy) MacDonald, New Waterford; three brothers, Jackie, Sonny and Kenny, all of Calgary; special companion, Fredrica Phillips; three grandchildren, Jason, April and Frankie.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Syms, brother, Robert and a sister, Margaret.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The remains will be brought to Calvin United Church, Friday at noon, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown.
96, Glace Bay
Mary Jackson, 96, of 62 School St., Glace Bay, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Mary Popwell. She was a former member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by daughters, Dolly (Mrs. Titus Miller), Glace Bay, Shirley (Mrs. David Lake), Burlington, Ont.; sons, Wilfred, at home, Bobby (Kaye), Ernie (Lucy), both of Glace Bay and Russell, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Mrs. Bella MacInnis, Fredericton, N.B. and Mary LeRoux, Stratford, Ont; sister-in-law, Mildred Jackson, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by her husband, James in 1988 and son, Leo in 1988, brothers, Joseph, Morris, Benny and Peter, sisters, Mrs. Clema Petite, Mrs. Jenny MacNeil and Mrs. Rosie Murray.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Jackson will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Church with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
She will be sadly missed by everybody that knew her.
Theresa F. Letcher
Theresa F. Letcher of Howie Centre, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur; one daughter, Shelly Smith, Beechmont Road, East Bay.
A private visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel followed by committal service at Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Alan McIntosh officiating.
Alice (Jesty) Sutherland
79, Ottawa, Ont.
With great sadness the family announces the passing of our dearly loved mother Alice Jesty, in Ottawa (formerly of North Sydney and Sydney Mines), Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, age 79.
Beloved wife of the late Michael Sutherland and dear mother of Wanda (Claude Ross), Mary (Art Clarke), Michael “Sandy” (Claire Lunam) and Alice (Stew Short). Dear sister of Norman.
Predeceased by parents, Agnetta (Caswell) and William Jesty, sisters, Hilda and Neta Gillis, brothers, Austin, George, Edgar and Bernie.
Cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of seven.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Rd., Ottawa, Ont., Thursday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday at St. Augustine’s Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m.
In memoriam, donations to Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Center Foundation, 1250 Russell Rd., Ottawa, K1G 5Z6.
Elim (Harry) Henry Thomas
92, Glace Bay
Elim (Harry) Henry Thomas, 92, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Collingwood, Ont., he lived for a time in Whitney Pier. Following service in the Merchant Navy during war time, he moved with his wife to Montreal, where he worked in construction for over 35 years. Henry was a member of the Mason’s Zetland Lodge No. 12, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128 and Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Upon his return to Cape Breton, Henry resided with his stepdaughter at 27 Virginia St., prior to moving into the Taigh Na Mara Guest Home in Glace Bay.
He is survived by two stepchildren, Allison Buchanan and Dorothy (Eldred) Snow, both of Sydney; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, James E. and Mary Ann Thomas, his wife, Annie Margaret MacDonald, Gabarus Lake and stepchildren, Alex and Donald Buchanan, both of Sydney and Effie Buchanan, Montreal.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Gabarus Lake.
Mary Thelma Worthington
88, Glace Bay
Mary Thelma Worthington, 88, of Seaview Manor and formerly of 43 Emery St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at the manor.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Dooley. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay. In her earlier years she was employed at the Glace Bay General Hospital. Thelma was well known for her handiwork and volunteered her services without hesitation when she was called upon. She collected salt and pepper shakers as a hobby and her love of baking was appreciated by all.
Surviving are daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Bill MacIver), Montreal, Louise Morrison, Calgary, Eleanor (Mrs. Charles MacDonnell), Glace Bay, Kay (Jack Livingstone), Oakville, Ont., Marion Worthington (Stoodley), Sydney; sons, Richard (Shirley), Port Morien and Samuel (Connie), Debert. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, many, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, sons, Robert, Thomas Jr. and Joseph, daughter, Annie MacMillan.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Worthington will be held Thursday 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Worthington’s memory to Seaview Manor or Palliative Care are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Born to be a mother.