John Sylvester Buckley
John Sylvester Buckley, 88, returned to his creator on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at his residence, 134 Parkhurst Blvd., Toronto.
He was a former resident of Glace Bay.
John was a sergeant with the Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War and had seen active service during the Italian and European campaign.
Son of the late Ben and Elizabeth Buckley, he is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; his brother, Tom (Betty), Glace Bay; his sisters, Elsie MacPherson, Glace Bay and Katie Jobe, Halifax; and by many nieces and nephews.
John also leaves his son, Jerry and family in Ottawa.
Predeceased by two sisters, Rita Gracie and Monica Lecointe.
Rested at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, Toronto, with Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anslem’s R.C. Church, 1 McNaughton Rd., followed by interment in Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto.
If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory would be appreciated by the family.
Annette Yvonne Lever
60, Glace Bay
Annette Lever, 60, of 54 Catherine St., Glace Bay, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ella (Kanary) McEachern.
Annette worked for many years as office manager at the Glace Bay plant of Nickerson Fisheries. She was a lifetime member of St. Anne’s Church and supported many parish activities.
She is survived by her husband, Harold; sons, Mark (Suzette), Halifax and Matthew, at home; daughter, Catherine, Kingston, Ont. and a brother, James (Buddy) McEachern, Cole Harbour.
Visitation will be at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Annette’s memory may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice.
John "Beppo" Loro
66, New Waterford
John “Beppo” Loro, 66, of Roaches Road, New Waterford, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at New Waterford, he was the son of the late Giacomo and Antonia (Moretto) Loro.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, New Waterford. He was a coal miner for 40 years before his retirement in 1992. Beppo enjoyed gardening, woodworking and volunteering with the Joy Program at Mount Carmel Elementary School.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Clare (Currie) Loro; four daughters, Margaret Ann (Keith) Mills, Lingan, Angela (Bernie) Parsons, Windsor, Ont., Susan (Steven) Parsons, Mira and Antoinette (Chris) Loro, at home; two sons, Dominic (Geraldine) and Tony (Lonita), both of New Waterford; two sisters, Angela (Regine) Loro, New Waterford and Theresa (Odorico) Busato, Guelph, Ont.; six grandchildren, Eric, Blaine, Andrew, Nicole, Angelo and Ricardo.
He was predeceased by one brother, Angelo.
The late Mr. Lorm will have visitation today (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Lung Association or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home.
Bertha Lois McLauglin
80, Fredericton, NB
The passing of Bertha Lois McLaughlin, of Fredericton, N.B., occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999.
She was 80 years of age.
Born in Rear Balls Creek, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the later D.J. and Mary (MacDonald) MacKenize.
Lois was United by faith and a member of the United Church Women’s group.
A registered nurse, she worked at the former Provincial Hospital in Saint John, the Victoria Public Hospital and the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton.
She also served as a nursing officer in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
Surviving are two sisters, Mora King and husband Kens, Halifax, N.S. and Joan Beaton, Leitches Creek, N.S.; one son, John McLaughlin and wife Maggie, Fredericton; two daughters, Glenys Fitzgerald and husband Tony, Fredericton and Elizabeth Gunning and husband Bernie, Halifax. Five grandchildren, Heather, Katherine, Andrew, Daniel and Nicholas.
She was predeceased by her husband, Archie W. McLaughlin, three brothers and one sister.
There was no visitation. The largely attended funeral service was held at the Gibson Memorial United Church, Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. Rev. Ian MacDonald officiated. A private internment followed in Tay Creek, N.B.
Memorials to the Gibson Memorial United Church Fund or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Bishops’ Funeral Home, Fredericton, N.B.
44, Scarborough, Ont.
Lois Musgrave, 44, a resident of Scarborough, Ont., and formerly of North Sydney, N.S., died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Scarborough General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Annie (Battiste) Bobbitt.
At the time of her death Lois was employed with Canadian Tire in Scarborough. When living in North Sydney she worked for a number of years with Canadian Tire and later owned and operated with her husband, Louis, Musgrave’s Home Hardware in North Sydney. She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Louis Musgrave; one daughter, Tracy; one son, Luke; two brothers, Gerald (Thelma), Fredericton, N.B., David (Maureen), Toronto, Ont.; three sisters, Faith Fisher and Bev Read, both of Lower Sackville and Karen (Craig) Lemoine, North Sydney.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Thomas Joseph Alexander Steele
54, Sydney Mines
We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our loving father, grandfather and friend over the weekend due to heart failure.
Joe Steele, 54, of Crescent Street, Sydney Mines, passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Florence and Ronald Steele. Joe was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. He was self-employed most of his life.
Joe loved hunting and fishing with his close friends, Francis and Gary. But what he loved most was his time spent playing games on or with his little girl, Ellen Guilia.
Joe is survived by his former wife, Linda (Leblanc) Steele, Nestorovick, Alta.; daughters, Joanne McCormick (Michael), Calgary, Ellen Guilia, at home; stepdaughter, Kara Leblanc, Sydney Mines; one son, Donald (Donnie) Steele, also of Sydney Mines; sister, Helen (Gordon) Grant; half-brother, William (Frances) Targett; three grandchildren, Donna Harris, Bras d’Or, Breten and Haley McCormick, both of Calgary. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Joe was also predeceased by his first wife, Theresa (Gannon) Steele and his brother, Bobby Targett.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Dunphy officiating.
Joe will be forever remembered and sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Mary Ellen Almon
84, Glace Bay
Mary Ellen Almon, 84, of 28 Fraser St., McKay’s Corner, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alexander (Sandy) and Rebecca (Bert) MacDonald.
She was a member of Holy Family Parish and a member of the Ladies Sodality of the parish. She was also a member of the Glace Bay Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.
She is survived by daughters, Mary (Mrs. Mose MacDougall), New Waterford, Donna (Mrs. Mike MacKinnon) and Dolores (Mrs. Gerald MacNeil), both of Glace Bay, Gloria (Mrs. Terry Kelly), Brampton, Ont.; sons, Art (Marguerite) Almon, Fort Erie, Ont., Ronnie Popwell, Brampton, Ont. and Robert Popwell, Toronto; special niece, Diane Gaigneur, Reserve and a brother, Raymond MacDonald, Glace Bay; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John B. (Battie), brothers, Will, Alex and George and a sister, Josephine.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Sunday 1 p.m. in Holy Family Church, McKay’s Corner with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Any donations or memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one’s choice.
63, Ingonish Beach
Susan Daisley, 63, of Ingonish Beach, died at home on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999.
She was born in Ingonish Beach and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jane (Brewer) Daisley.
She is survived by sister, Mary, England; brother, Cletus, Clarence, both of Ingonish Beach, Wendel, John, both of Halifax.
She was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy and Harold.
She was active in the church. She was also involved in the KOC and Ladies Auxiliary. She was a long time employee of the local bank. Susan’s warmth and personality touched the hearts of all who met her here at home and abroad where she spent a lot of her time. Her parties were notorious and she will be missed by all.
Cremation has taken place and the family will be recieving friends on Thursday and Friday evening at the family home in Ingonish Beach. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Parish with Fr. John Morrison officiating.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Patricia Maria (Garnier) Hamilton
71, Caledonia, Ont.
Patricia Maria (Garnier) Hamilton, 71, passed away at the Semcoe General Hospital after a lengthy illness on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Sadie Garnier. She was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, North Sydney and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Caledonia, Ont.
She is survived by her husband Harold; three daughters, Debbie (Dennis) Becker, Windham, N.H., U.S.A., Dale (Jamie) Maas, Kingston, Ont, Judy (Mark) Allan, Burlington, Ont.; one son, Dean (Cynthia Cuneo), Caledonia, Ont. and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Polly Young, North Sydney and Shirley Roussell, Kitchener, Ont.; six brothers, Wallace, Kitchener, Ont., John, Oromocto, N.B., Donald, Sydney, N.S., Reg and Lonnie, both of North Sydney and Clyde, Ottawa, Ont.
Patricia will be remembered by her loving family for her kind and gentle nature and her devotion to them.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by three brothers, James R. Jr., Sidney and Terrance.
Funeral mass was held at 12 p.m., Sept. 29, 1999, at St. Patricks Church with Fr. Botman officiating. Interment service will take place at the parish cemetery following the mass.
David Conrad MacIntyre
David Conrad MacIntyre, 35, a resident of 70 Mountain Rd., Halifax, passed away at home on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Roberta (James) MacIntyre. Conrad graduated from Sydney Academy and the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School. Last year he studied at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, Halifax. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for a number of years and a member of St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. Conrad was active in youth groups in his younger years.
Conrad is survived by his wife, Charlotte and will be sadly missed by his mother, Roberta; grandmother, Leta James; aunt and uncle, Jean and Gerald Brown; cousins, Glenda (Michael) Rolfe, and Kelly Brown; paternal aunts, Jean (MacIntyre) MacCharles, Irene (MacIntyre) Clarke, Ruth (MacIntyre) MacSween, all of Sydney, and special paternal uncle, Jim MacIntyre, Port Colbourne, Ont. and his many friends and relatives.
Conrad was predeceased by his father, David Conrad MacIntyre, maternal grandfather, Herbert V. James, paternal grandparents, Neil and Annie MacIntyre.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 12 noon followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Rodrick Joseph MacIntyre
79, Glace Bay
Rodrick Joseph MacIntyre, 79, of 5 Reservoir Ave., Glace Bay, passed Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the QEII Health Science Center, Halifax.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Rodrick and Gertrude (Turner) MacIntyre. He was employed as a tourist co-ordinator, based out of New York.
Mr. MacIntyre is survived by brother, Msgr. John MacIntyre, Cache Creek, B.C.; sister, Medgie Anderson, Glace Bay.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Rannie, Turner and Philip, sisters, Gertie and Sarah.
There will be no visitation or flowers by request of the family. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial mass will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at St. John’s Church, Glace Bay with Msgr. John MacIntyre officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Rodrick’s memory to a charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
M. Ethel Whitman
The death of M. Ethel Whitman occurred on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Beaver Harbor, Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late Edmund G. and Minnie (Dechman) Whitman.
She had lived in Louisbourg and Dartmouth where she attended school. She also lived for a number of years in Aylesford and most recently in Westville and New Glasgow. She had worked for many years in the family business and later in the offices of medical doctors in Aylesford, from where she retired.
She had spent all of her summers in big Bras d’Or, Cape Breton which for her was a very special place and which she considered her true home.
She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. H.B. Whitman, Westville. She is surtived by a niece, Mary (Alan) Fleming, New Glasgow and by a nephew, George Whitman, London, England.
She will be greatly missed by all of her relatives as well as her many friends and neighbours.
Cremation has taken place. By request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the H.W. Angus Funeral Home in New Glasgow with Rev. Norman Marple officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to any charity.