Sidney C. MacLean
Aug. 31 after a short battle of rare bone cancer he passed away.
He was born in Sydney Mines and was predeceased by his parents, T.P. MacLean and Isabella Graham, one daughter, Cindy.
He is the father of Sidney T. and Kimberly, Richard and Rhonda; brother of George (Ted), Arthur (Buster) and Radagonda (Raddy); five grandchildren; six nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his niece, Stephanie (Moore) Guy, who was as a younger sister to Sidney. Also survived by his wife, Val Abbot.
Cremation has taken place.
Dinah E. Steele
86, North Sydney
Dinah Elizabeth Steele, 86, a resident of 56 Archibald Ave., North Sydney, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at her residence.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Ethel M. (Bragg) Bagnell. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney. Dinah was a beloved and devoted wife and mother.
Surviving are five daughters, Ethel (Mrs. Ron MacDougall), Sydney Mines, Geraldine (Mrs. Ben Kuzmicz), Regina, Sask., Jeanne Henschel, Halifax, Patricia (Mrs. Barry Johnston), Charlottetown, P.E.I., Lorna A. Steele, Halifax; four brothers, Phil (Isabel), Sydney, Freeman (Joan), Stan Hope, P.E.I., Fultz, Halifax, Graham, North Sydney; two sisters, Elsa (Mrs. Daniel Boone), Barrie, Ont., Beulah (Mrs. Alec MacKenzie), Mira. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dinah was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence A. Steele, a brother, Roland Bagnell and two brothers in infancy, Cecil and Webster.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney, with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Catherine Young, 85, of 2604 Lingan, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Inverness, West Lake Ainslie, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen MacDonald.
Catherine was an active member of Lingan Church and a member of the Altar Society for the last 38 years. She was very much involved in the community and was a long time member of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. For 39 years, she worked as an Avon representative, she was a determined dart player and supported adopted children overseas through charities.
Surviving are sons, Joseph (Iris), Lingan, Francis, New Waterford, Gregory, Manitoba; daughters, Marie (Sven) Burda, Boston, Doreen Przepiora, New York, Margaret (Gregory) Hogan, New Waterford; daughter-in-law, Shirley Young, sister, Annie MacDonald, both of New Glasgow; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Catherine is predeceased by her husband Matthew, sons, Stephen and Raymond, brothers, Angus and George, sisters, Mary and Rachael.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, St. Joseph’s Church, Lingan, 10 a.m., Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lingan.
82, London, Ont.
Moses Corrigan, 82, of London, Ont., formerly of Reserve Mines, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ont.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Leo and Mary Jo (McMullin) Corrigan. Mr. Corrigan served overseas in the Second World War with 16 Battery, 3rd Canadian Regiment. He was an ardent baseball player, playing in the Colliery League as centre fielder. He managed the Junior Team in Reserve for several years and worked with the Little League. After moving to Ontario, he worked in the Westminster Hospital as a male attendant and in several parts of Ontario.
Surviving are brother, George Corrigan, Petawawa, Ont.; a sister, Betty, New Waterford; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by seven brothers, Dick, Pat, Stevie, Davey, Dellie, Bill and Howard, five sisters, Mae, Sadie, Carmella, Veronica and Georgie.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Sunday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
86, New Waterford
James Gardiner, 86, 3131 Hinchey Ave., New Waterford, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Michael and Annie (MacDonald) Gardiner. He was a member of St. Agnes parish, a retired coal miner, having worked for 43 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Lynn Gardiner, San Carlos, Calif.; one son, Dave (Shirley), New Waterford, with whom he resided; two brothers, Joe, New Waterford and Leo, Ontario; seven grandchildren, Raymond, Vancouver, David and Sean, both of New Waterford, Doris, Oshawa, Jennifer, Stephanie and Danielle, all of New Waterford; two great-grandchildren, Krista and Kyle.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Groves) Gardiner in 1996, one daughter, Doris and three sons, John, Raymond and Christopher.
He was also predeceased by three brothers, Duncan, Alex and Dan Hughie and three sisters, Violet, Catherine and Mary Elizabeth.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held on Tuesday, 2 p.m. with Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
67, Glace Bay
Russell Mills, 67, of 68-5th St., Glace Bay, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Blanche (Robertson) Mills.
He was a member of Warden United Church, Glace Bay. Russell was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of the Cape Breton Development Corp. He was also employed in the taxi industry for a number of years.
Mr. Mills is survived by sister, Mrs. Gwen MacDonald, Morrison Road, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Merlin and a sister, Jean Stevenson.
Visitation for the late Mr. Mills will be held Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the funeral service, Sunday at 3 p.m. both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Edward (Eddie) Pierog
87, Glace Bay
Edward (Eddie) Pierog, 87, Taic Na Mara and formerly of 23 Collins St., Glace Bay, died peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Thursday Sept. 3, 1999.
Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pierog of Marconi Towers.
Eddie immigrated to Glace Bay, early in life he was raised on his parents farm at Marconi Towers. After serving in the Second World War, he took up residence on Collins Street and was employed by the Dominion Coal Company (Devco) until his retirement in 1972. Eddie was a life member of John Bernard Croak VC Legion Branch 003 Glace Bay. He was an avid gardener, ham radio operator and artist. He also consulted on the book, The Pit Pony, written by Joyce Barkhouse. He was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Evelyn Grace (Adams) Pierog. He will be sadly missed by son, Gilbert and his wife Beverly, Kingston, Ont. and daughter, Kathleen, Kingston, Ont.; dear brother of Augustus, Sackville, N.B.; grandfather of Caty, Belleville, Ont. and Jason and Jamie, Kingston, Ont.; great-grandfather of Meaghan and lan, Belleville Ont.
Visitation will be held Sunday Sept. 5, 1999 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Tuesday Sept. 7, 1999 at 10 a.m., in the Funeral Chapel, with Maj. Denzel Baggs officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Simmie Simon died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, in Toronto, Ont.
Beloved wife of the late Norman Simon. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Edwin, Ron and Elaine. Grandmother of Alexee and Jory and predeceasing seven brothers and sisters.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the ‘Simmie Simon Memorial Fund’ c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St., Toronto, M6A 2C3. (416-780-0324). Mourning at 20 Baif Blvd. #907 Richmond Hill, Ont. L4C 8T1.
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 paid respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, Ont., Thursday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was 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.
Albert F. Devoe
70, Alder Point
Albert F. Devoe, 70, of 634 Alder Point, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Alder Point, he was the son of the late Ernest and Matilda (White) Devoe. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. He had worked for the old Bras d’Or Coal Company and had sailed on the Great Lakes. He was retired from the Cape Breton Development Corporation after 21 years service and was a CBer known as the “Blue Bomber.”
He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Collins; daughters, Paulette (Mrs. Brian MacLean), Jeannie (Mrs. Dan Arsenault), both of Alder Point, Cathy (Mrs. David Compton), Point Aconi, Dorothy (Mrs. Joe Forrest), Florence; sons, Walter (André), Donnie (Nancy), Elmer (Mary), all of Alder Point, Sherman (Edna), Florence, Melvin (Darlene), Bras d’Or, Clayton (Sherri), Big Bras d’Or, Ernie (Lisa) at home; sister, Bernette (Bunny) Carey, Sydney; brothers, Earl, Ontario, Melvin, Wolfville, Stanley (Tootle), Florence; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three children in infancy, Mary Catherine, Geraldine and Ernest.
Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road.
102, Neil's Harbour
Maude Amelia Fricker, 102, a resident of the Highland Manor, Neil’s Harbour, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at the residence.
Born at New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Hannah (Chislett) Budge. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Neil’s Harbour. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 85, Neil’s Harbour and a long standing member of the Red Cross since the First World War. She was also a member of the ladies guild of St. Andrew’s Parish. Maude’s early years were spent housekeeping in various areas and her spare time was spent quilting and hooking mats.
She is survived by two daughters, Clara MacLeod, Fall River, Beatrice (Mrs. John Warren), Neil’s Harbour; son, Max, Ingonish; brother, Robert Budge in New Haven; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; daughter, Vivian and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be in All Souls Chapel, Neil’s Harbour today (Tuesday) after 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Church with the Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Highland Manor or to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral mass for the late James Gardiner of New Waterford who died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 will be held at St. Agnes Church, New Waterford, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Bob Neville officiating.
Elizabeth (Ella) Gould
89, Reserve Mines
Elizabeth (Ella) Gould, 89, of 154 Wilson Rd., Reserve Mines, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Flora (MacLean) MacNeil. Ella was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Reserve Mines. She was a former resident of Maine and Massachusetts for more than 60 years. While in Massachusetts she owned and operated a flower shop and was always fond of gardening.
She is survived by seven step-children and four sisters, Mercedes Tobin, Glace Bay, Mary (Mrs. John MacAdam), Reserve Mines, Margaret O’Donnell, New Hampshire and Sr. Rita MacNeil, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Bertel Peterson; second husband, James Gould; four brothers; six sisters; one step-daughter.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley and Fr. Robert MacNeil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund.
Marilyn Jean Hanson
Marilyn Jean Hanson, 66, of Sydney, formerly of Halifax, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late James and Frances (Banks) Hanson, Halifax.
Marilyn began her working career in the army, following in her father’s footsteps. Upon leaving the army she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, serving as a lector and a member of the Catholic Women’s League. Marilyn was a dedicated scouter and served that movement for 20 years. She had a love of crafts and life at the cottage in East Bay. Marilyn loved people, animals, flowers and basically all of God’s creations. She encountered many people in her numerous activities, as life for Marilyn was not a spectator sport, it was a gift to be lived and she lived it well.
She will be sorely missed by all who were touched by her generous and loving heart.
She is survived by her sister, Sylvia Meadwell, Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Irene DeAngelis and Carol Donner, both of Dartmouth and a brother, Beverley, Halifax.
Memorial service to be held in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Mira Road, Sydney, Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gary MacPherson officiating. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Interment in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney.
Katherine A. MacLean
97, Brookline, Mass.
Katherine A. MacLean, 97 of Brookline, Mass., formerly of Irish Vale, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999.
She was the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Kennedy) MacLean, Irish Vale.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by one adopted sister, Helen Carson, Toronto.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Clara MacLean and Sr. Mary MacLean, Sisters of St. Martha’s; three brothers, Neil, James and Billie.
The late Miss MacLean had visitation on Monday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. until service time at Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown. Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown, Fr. Gerald Curry S.F.M. officiated with interment in the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney.
James R. McVeigh
72, Toronto, Ont
James R. McVeigh, 72, of Toronto, and formerly of Dominion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Michael and Rose (LeBlanc) McVeigh. James spent the greater part of his working life as a merchant seaman. Many will recall his earlier days as a noted singer, and as a choir member of Immaculate Conception Parish.
He is survived by two sisters, Rose (Peter) MacNeil, P.E.I. and Mary (Murray) Tyndall, Clinton, Ont.; four brothers, Peter, Lawrence “Hopper”, Michael (Lima) and Gerald (Carol), all of Dominion.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial to take place in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, mass cards or donations to a charity of ones choice are suggested as memorials.
Funeral under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
61, Sydney Forks
Florence Morrison, 61, of 70 Morley Road, Sydney Forks, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at home.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Jean (Muise) Mombourquette. She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, East Bay.
She is survived by five sons, Michael (Karen), Halifax, Donald (Karen), Dartmouth, John (Marianne), Sudbury, Gerald (Paulette), Halifax, Allan (Lesley), North Carolina; five sisters, Anna, Louise, Joanie, Paulette and Charlene; five brothers, Louie, Joe, Leo, Johnnie and Brian; several nieces and nephews; also she will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Heather, Sarah and Lauren.
Predeceased by her husband, Alex in 1997; one sister, Florence in infancy; three brothers, Peter, Alex and Michael.
The late Mrs. Morrison will have visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church, East Bay with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation.