Christine Mary Shea
SHEA, Christine Mary - 98, Salt Springs, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2007, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Jennie (Mac Lean) Cameron.
She was the surviving member of her immediate family. Christine had a long and varied life. She was a teacher, and taught in Ohio, Antigonish Co. She later trained as a Morse Code operator, and worked at various places throughout the Maritimes. She was secretary to the Inspector of Schools, Department of Education, in Guysborough and Antigonish. She retired as secretary for the Department of Natural Resources in 1975. Christine had a passionate love of her Scottish heritage, especially for the music. She played piano, violin, accordion and mouth organ and followed with pride the accomplishments of all our local Celtic musicians. She was a past member of the Chedabucto Curling Club, and enjoyed many hours playing bridge with her friends at Club 60. She was an accomplished artist and many of her oil paintings grace the walls of her family and friends. At home she enjoyed playing cribbage and caring for Felix, her cat.
Surviving are daughters, Janet (Ted Moore), Truro; Anne (Iain MacEachern), Antigonish; grandchildren, Christine, Rosalyn, Heather, Iain, Sarah (MacDonald), Dean McNeill; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Victor Shea, Head of St. Margaret's Bay; sister-in-law, Wilena Shea, Bancroft, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, William Patrick Shea; brothers, Alex, Howard, Charles, Daniel, sisters, Jennie Kennedy, Mary Cameron, Rose Mc Adam, Barbara Hoffman.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation.
Bowie: Christine, 91, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish and formerly of College St., Antigonish occurred Monday, November 19  in the home. She was the former Christine Ellison, born in Sugarloaf, NS. Chris was a long time resident of College St. She was an employee of the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home for over twenty years. She was a member of St. Ninian's C. W. L. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving, son, Joe (Margie), Antigonish; daughter, Lorraine (Jerome) Cameron, Salt Springs, Antigonish Co.; grandchildren; Patrick, Donna (Karl), Cathy (Billy), Kim, Heather (Bernard), Glen; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Huntley, sister, Katherine Ellison.
Visitation, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:00 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery. Donations to the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation.
Joseph 'Vincent' Burke
Burke, Joseph 'Vincent', 54 of 23 Parkwood Ave., North Grant, Antigonish Co., passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, in St Martha's Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Donald and the late Lorraine (Marchand) Burke. Vince was an electrician for over 30 years. He was a member of IBEW Local 625. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and camp. Vince was a dedicated Montreal Canadiens fan. Surviving are his wife Alice (Jewers), daughter Shannon Burke, Halifax, stepson Derek Strong, Halifax, stepdaughter Melissa Strong, Antigonish, grandchildren Terry Burke, Halifax, Hunter and Amber Bowers, Antigonish, sisters Diane (Don) Marchand, Pauline (Frank) Gillis both Lower Sackville, brothers Donnie (Melissa) Balmertown, ON, Shaun (Leighann), Sydney, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandparents John and Mary Burke and Felix and Mary Marchand.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 2:00 pm Thursday in St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev Tom MacNeil presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation.
Margaret 'Colleen' Kennedy
It is with deep sorrow, but with a spirit of faith and hope, we announce that Margaret 'Colleen' Kennedy, 37, the daughter of Jean [MacGregor] Kennedy and the late Charles Kennedy died at home on April 4, 2008. Besides her mother, Colleen is survived by her grandmother Mary MacGregor; four sisters and three brothers [in-law]: Helen, (Ottawa); Mary (Donald Farrell), Antigonish; Alma (Greg Farrell), Antigonish; Edith (Joseph Farrell), Dartmouth; as well as nephews Charles, Ryan and Iain and nieces Maria, Catherine and Kristine. She is also survived by her bone marrow donor, Bob Mitchell of Brampton, ON. She is predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Fred and Alma Kennedy and her maternal grandfather, John MacMillan MacGregor as well as a number of aunts and uncles. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts and 1994 with a Bachelor of Education, Colleen was the Training Coordinator in the Technology Support Group at St. F.X. She was also a member of the St. Ninian's Senior Choir.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Monday, April 7, 2008, in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Tuesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Daniel MacLennan presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Colleen's memory may be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the St. Ninian's Senior Choir.
Anna Marie MacDonald
MacDonald, Anna Marie; 88, Ohio, Antigonish Co. Passed away in Brierly Brook, Antigonish Co. on Saturday, July 5, 2008. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was the daughter of the late Dan Dunacan and Mary (MacLean) MacDonald.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother�s Duncan William, Hugh S., John Dan; and sister Margaret Josephine (Josie).
Visitation 1:00 -3:00 PM Tuesday, July 8 at MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.. Funeral mass following at 4:00 PM on Tuesday in St. Joseph�s Church, St. Josephs. Rev. Syd Mifflen presiding. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Josephs Cemetery Fund or St. Joseph's Lakeside Community Centre.
Trueman A. Smith
Smith : Trueman A. 89, Maple St., Antigonish, died peacefully, Nov. 9, 2004, at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late John E. and Elizabeth( Williams) Smith. Proud veteran of WW11, having served overseas 1939-1945, mostly in Holland. He worked at the former Bonners Store, Antigonish Wholesalers and for years with the Department of Transportation as a Weight and Measure inspector on the Canso Causeway. He was an avid hunter and sports fisherman. A proud member of Arras Branch 59, Royal Canadian Legion. Surviving are daughters Caroline (John) Burke, Toronto, Patricia McKenna, Antigonish, Margie (Harry) Stewart, Quispamsis, NB, Trueman(Laurie), Tennessee, Richard (Mary Ann), London, ON, loving and proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, sister Caroline Fry, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years Verona 'Shang', son in law Boyd McKenna, brothers Frank, Elwyn, Lloyd, sister Annie Hudson.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Saturday in St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Rev. Neil McKenna presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to The War Amps or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Catherine Theresa McMaster
Catherine Theresa 'Kay' MacMaster; 91, R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home, Antigonish, , formerly of the J.J. Carroll House, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, Nov, 9, 2004, at the nursing home.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Christina (Fraser) MacMaster. Kay was a dedicated member of St. Ninian�s parish, and a member of the CWL.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Frances Thompson, Christina Chisholm, Margaret MacDonald, brothers, John, David, Angus, Dougald and Frank.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial, 2:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Bill Crispo presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home Foundation.
MacGillivray, Wayne - 49, Lanark, Antigonish Co., passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late John Alex and Margaret (Blackburn) MacGillivray. He was well known as a painter in the Antigonish area. He also owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast in Lanark, Antigonish, Co. He is survived by sisters Mary Dechamps, Mississauga, Ontario; Kathleen Knocton, Heatherton; Florence (Donald) Collins, Antigonish; brothers Johnny (Cathy), Lakevale; Cyril (Bernadette), Leo (Donalda), Antigonish; Vince (Bobbi), Allan, Arisaig; Tony (Janice), Lanark; Kenneth (Kim), Douglas (Charlene), Gerald (Annette), Vanderhoof, BC; Phillip (Joan), Fort St. James, BC, sisters-in-law Florence MacGillivray, Addington Forks, Rita and Helen MacGillivray, Antigonish and Jean MacGillivray, Vanderhoof, BC. Also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Hughie, Angus, Colin and Frank; brother-in-law Charles Knocton.
Visitation will be 2-4/7-9 p.m. today at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish with Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating. Reception following at St. Ninian Place. Donations may be made to the Progressive Care Unit at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital.
Mary Jane Mac Gillivray
Mac Gillivray : Mary Jane : 96, R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Glen Road, passed away peacefully, October 10,2004, at the nursing home.
Born in Thorburn, Pictou County she was the daughter of the late John Andrew and Charlotte (Pettipas) Mac Lean.
For many years she was post mistress at Glen Road, Ant. Co., a member of the CWL, in St. Joseph�s parish, and St. Ninian�s parish. Mary Jane was a wonderful lady who lead a courageous life, through many hard times, being widowed at 36, and left to raise 10 young children. She was a grandmother , great grandmother, and a great-great grandmother to many who loved her dearly.
In spite of failing health the past few years, she had a keen mind and she leaves with years of great memories, especially her gentle and caring ways.
Surviving are son Buddy(Laura), Addington Forks, daughters, Mary Charlotte Malcolm, Sydney, Catherine Mac Neil, Antigonish, Elizabeth Van Vlaenderen, Winnipeg, Sister Christina CSM, Bethany, Mary Margaret (Phil) Arsenault, North Grant, Florence Mac Gillivray, Addington Forks, Marie, Halifax, Vincentia (George) Jean, Addington Forks, half sister Peggy (Ian) MacAuley, Ottawa. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Vincent, daughter Rosemary, grandson James Mac Neil, 3 grand children in infancy, great granddaughter Gina Archibald, sisters Catherine Stewart, Margaret Mac Eachern, brothers, James, Willard, William, John, Colin, half brother Charles, half sister Jean, step mother Grace, sons in law, George Malcolm, William Mac Neil, Frank Mac Gillivray.
Visitation, today Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9 pm at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 10am Wednesday at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial in St. Joseph�s Cemetery, St Joseph�s.
Memorial donations to the R.K. Mac Donald Foundation or charity of choice.
John Reginald MacGillivray
MacGillivray; John Reginald: 68, Morristown, Antigonish County, died Feb. 2,2005 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish he was the son of the late Angus and Esther (MacInnis) MacGillivray. He was a resident of Morristown most of his life and a member of St. Columba parish. Surviving are sisters Blenda Derby, Antigonish, Marjorie Chisholm, Vancouver Island, Mary Uloth, Rita Soule, both of Burlington, Ontario, Joseph Moore, Burlington, Douglas Thompson, Lochaber. He was predeceased by a brother Donald.
Visitation2-4 and7-9 PM Friday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial 11AM Saturday at St. Columba Church, Lakevale, Rev. Daniel Mac Donald presiding. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to St Columba parish.
Evan Daniel MacDonald
MacDonald, Evan Daniel - 17, Marydale, Antigonish County, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, February 1,2005. Evan was the son of Daniel Joseph MacDonald, Marydale and Jody A. Schnee MacDonald of Houston, Texas. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brenna Maria MacDonald, Houston, Texas and maternal grandmother, Peggy (Schnee) Major, South Dakota, many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him very much, his very special 'Aunt Josie & Uncle Gilbert', loving neighbour, Mary Purcell, friend Michelle Walsh and lifelong best friend, Brennan Steeves. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, William Joseph and Mary Catherine MacDonald; maternal grandfather. Harry Schnee; uncle, Michael Walsh and best neighbour, Joe Purcell. Evan was a former student of Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School and was currently attending Northumberland Regional High School. Evan was a member of St. Andrew's Parish. He was a thoughtful, caring, outgoing young man with a very inquiring mind who enjoyed all varieties of music and the chance to socialize with friends and family. Evan played hockey, baseball and always looked forward to the chance to enjoy his 'love of the outdoors'. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV�ing and spending time at the camp with his Dad and friends. Evan's philosophy in life was 'Love each other, show kindness to each other'. Visitation 7-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass 2:00 pm Saturday in St. Andrew�s Church, St. Andrew�s, Revs. Robert Neville and Daniel MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations to Act for Change Youth Association, 867-4368 in Evan�s name would be welcomed.
Jean Elizabeth Fraser
Fraser,Jean Elizabeth � 83 , formerly of Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Born in Ohio, Antigonish Co., she was the daughter of the late Allan C. and Mary (MacLean) MacDonald.
Jean was a member of St. Joseph�s Catholic Church and the St. Joseph�s CWL. Jean was a well known piano accompanist playing for dances, concerts, church, family and friends.
She is survived by daughters Mary Jane (Ernie) Dewar, Marshy Hope; Marion Dewar, Ohio, Ant. Co.; sons, William Jr. (Margaret), Pomquet; John (Dawn) Lower Sackville and Eugene (Sherri) Winnipeg; also grandchildren Joan Dewar (Jeff) Calgary; Allan Dewar (Diane), Ohio, Ant. Co.; Susan (Tim) McCarthy, Port Hawkesbury; Patricia Dewar, Amherst; Willie, Kaeleigh and Kenzie Fraser, Winnipeg; Sean and Kimberly Fraser, Lower Sackville; Cathy, Chuck and Kevin Boyd, Halifax; Ian (Michelle) Boyd, Pomquet; and great grandchildren John and Brett Boyd. Also special nieces Lorraine MacNeil, Anna MacDonald and Josie England. Two sisters, Thelma (Donald) MacDonald, Ardness; Joan (George) MacInnis, Georgia; and brothers Jerome (Margaret) MacDonald, Antigonish and Al (Jean) MacDonald, Anaheim, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Willie, son-in-law Roy Dewar, sisters Winnie, Catherine, Irene and Gerty, brothers John, Harry, Joe, Clemmie, Charlie, John Robert and Peter.
Visitation 2-4/7-9 p.m. Friday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish.
Liturgy of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph�s Catholic Church, St. Joseph�s, Ant. Co. Burial in the church cemetery.
Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to the St. Joseph�s Lakeside Community Centre.
MacInnis: Hanna: 91, Cape George Point, Antigonish County, died Dec. 3, 2004, at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Cape George Point, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Anastasia ( Mac Donald) MacInnis. Hanna was very devoted to her religion and the Holy Rosary Church in Ballantyne�s Cove, and made many trips to St. Anne d� Beaupre Shrine. In her earlier years she worked in Halifax at the Gainsborough Hotel as a receptionist. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, especially nephew Richard Barker with whom she resided. She was predeceased by sisters Catherine, Margaret, Linda, Janet, Louise, Florence, Gertie, Christy, , brothers, Hugh, Gus, Donald, Albert.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 PM Sunday at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10:30 am Monday at the Holy Rosary Church , Ballantyne�s Cove, Rev Dan Mac Donald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to Holy Rosary Church and Cemetery.
Donald William MacKay
MacKay, Donald William- 67, Antigonish, formerly of Loch Lomond, Richmond Co.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald �Dannie� MacKay which occurred March 23,2005 in Antigonish. Born in Loch Lomond, Richmond Co., he was the son of the late Murray and Donelda (Morrison) MacKay. He was a charter member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union and he worked on various construction sites. He taught Sheet Metal and Drafting at the Vocational School, Sydney and Marconi Campus. He was a talented musician and played with many local bands. His favorite was Bluegrass. Other hobbies were painting, fishing and hunting. He is survived by daughter Laura, East Bay; son, Kevin, Edmonton; grandchildren, Sarah and Kira, East Bay; brother, Murray �Buddy�, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. Interment at a later date. Reception to follow in the Centennial Room. Arrangements under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Bishop William Edward Power
1915 - 2003
The Most Reverend William Edward Power, former bishop of Antigonish, passed peacefully away, November 29th 2003 at Bethany, Antigonish, where he was in residence, . He was 88, and had served as Bishop of Antigonish from 1960 until his resignation in 1986.
Bishop Power was born in Montreal on September 27, 1915, son of Nicholas Walter and Bridget Elizabeth (Callaghan) Power. After studies at le Grand S�minaire de Montr�al, he was ordained a priest on June 7, 1941. In Montreal he was active as a chaplain to the Young Christian Workers Movement (YCW), a movement in which he maintained a lively interest all his life. He held several other pastoral appointments in Montreal, including the appointment as parish priest of St. Jean de Br�beuf Parish. At the time of his nomination as bishop he was Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Montreal.
Bishop Power was appointed Bishop of Antigonish on May 12, 1960, was ordained a bishop in Montreal on July 20 of the same year, and was formally installed in Antigonish on August 10. He was one of the last remaining bishops in Canada who took part as a bishop in all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). In the years following the Council he was one of the leaders of the Church in Canada in implementing its reforms, serving as Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops in 1969-1971, and as its President from 1971-1973. He was elected the first President of the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly in 1972, and a representative from Canada to the Synod of Bishops in Rome on evangelization in 1974. He also served as a member of several commissions of the C.C.C.B., including the Social Affairs Commission that produced the major document 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis' in 1982.
In his service to the Diocese of Antigonish, Bishop Power was active in promoting social justice, the involvement of the laity, pastoral renewal and the ongoing formation of the clergy. As bishop he served also as Chancellor of St. Francis Xavier University, which awarded him an honourary doctorate in 1989, and in 1999 named after him 'Power Hall,' one of its new residences. He resigned as Bishop of Antigonish on December 9, 1986, but continued to serve as diocesan administrator until the installation of his successor, Bishop Colin Campbell, on March 17, 1987. In his retirement he lived at St. Francis Xavier University, until very recently when he took up residence at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Martha at Bethany, Antigonish.
The present bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish, Bishop Raymond Lahey, today paid tribute to his predecessor. He said: 'Bishop Power was a remarkably talented person, both as an individual and a churchman, who put his considerable abilities at the service of the Church and the world at every level: diocesan, national, and universal. His promotion of the role and mission of the laity in bringing the message of Christ into the environment in which they lived was for him a life-long calling to which he never ceased to be devoted. His real enthusiasm for the renewal of the Church advocated by Vatican II and his broad understanding of the work and documents of the Council will never be forgotten by anyone who encountered him. His personal qualities of a deep spirituality, constant good humor, and an enduring hope in God enabled him to leave to us all a rich and lasting legacy.'
Bishop Power is survived by one brother, Kevin (Madelaine), of Halifax, three Sisters who are religious of the Sacred Heart, Sisters Elizabeth and Margaret of Halifax, and Sister Mary of Montreal, as well as a number of nephews and nieces.
Bishop Power�s remains will be received at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, on Monday evening, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., when Evening Prayer for the Dead will be celebrated. The remains will lie in wake in the Cathedral until the funeral liturgy, which will take place on Wednesday morning, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, at 11:00 a.m., with burial in St. Ninian�s Cemetery to follow. On Tuesday evening, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. the vigil service will be celebrated.
Martha F. Kelly
Kelly, Martha F : 83, Braemore Ave. Antigonish, died January 8, 2004 at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Margaret (Mac Neil) Fraser. Martha was a member of St. Ninian�s parish and CWL. Surviving are sons Frank and Joe (Kathleen), Antigonish, daughters Marsha (Greg), California, Jane (Steven), New Zealand, Patricia (Parker), Ottawa, and Nancy, Japan, ten grandchildren Laura, Julia, Robin, Vanessa, Emilie, Ben, Aaron, Kayle, Kristen, Briegh and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, brothers John, Joe, Malcolm, Foch, and Ronald and sisters Catherine, Mary, Joan, Teresa and a sister in infancy.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Sunday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 10:00 am Monday at St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Ray Huntley officiating.
James Alexander Lyle Martin
Martin: James Alexander Lyle: 85, Antigonish, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, January 11,2004.
A veteran of WW2, serving in England, Germany, and Holland.
Lyle was born in Point Tupper NS son of the late Stewart and Edith (Lyle) Martin. Lyle worked for 41 years with CN Railway as an engineer, retiring in 1979, shortly afterwards he and his wife Kenina, moved to Antigonish, to be closer to his daughter and her husband and three grandsons.
Lyle is survived and sadly by his wife Kenina(Mac Dougall), daughter Margaret and son in law Larry Starzomski, and his much loved grandsons, Brian (Meghan Mulcahy), Vancouver, Kevin (Mandy), Stephen, Antigonish, great granddaughter Brenna, sister Eileen Wood, niece Judi, San Francisco. He was predeceased by sisters Kathleen Tuttle, Marshall, TX, Edith Martin, California.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 pm Wednesday, at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish, with private funeral service following visitation, with Rev, Cornelia Van Bentum officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations may be made to the Antigonish Food Bank or Charity of Choice.
Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Penny
1909 - 2004
Penny, Elizabeth Mae �Betty�; Antigonish, 1909-2004 passed away peacefully January 21, 2004. Born in Lochaber, she was the eldest of twelve children of the late John Angus and Mary (Chisholm) MacDonald.
She was a long time resident of Sylvan Valley and Antigonish. In her younger years she helped on the family farm and gristmill at Sylvan Valley. She also worked the former Goodmans Co., Celtic Music Store, Antigonish, and for several years at a Seminary in Boston. She was a member of St. Ninian�s Parish and C.W.L.
She is survived by son Gordon, Antigonish; siblings Albert (Betty), Hugh, (Mamie), Margaret MacDonald, Jean MacIntosh, All of Antigonish, Rita Fraser, Guelph, ON.; six grandchildren, Patricia, Terry, Susan, Michael, Anne Marie and Mark; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband James B. Penny, siblings Catherine Smith, Laura MacKinnon, Lauchlin Paul, Lauchlin, John Andrew, Harry and daughter-in-law Wilena (MacInnis) Penny.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish with visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday January 25. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating Interment in St. Ninian�s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the RK MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation.
Madeleine Aurelia Arsenault
Arsenault, Madeleine Aurelia; 86, of the RK. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. died January 23, 2004 at the home.
Born in Abrams Village, PEI., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Evangeline (Arsenault) Arsenault. Madeleine was a retired secretary and for many years was the secretary to several acedemic departments of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish.
Surviving her are brothers Francois, Montreal, Leonard, Charlottetown, PEI.; sisters Sister Therese, CND., Woodstock, NB., Dora Caissie, Shediac, NB., Florence Gauthier, Collingwood, ON.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers , Augustine, Edmund, Alphonse, sisters Helen, and Marie Rose.
Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. Funeral 10:30 am. Tuesday January 27, 2004 at the RK. MacDonald Chapel. Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating.
Catherine Mae (Kaye) Dunphy
Dunphy : Catherine Mae (Kaye); 96, Antigonish Manor, died January 23, 2004, at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Black Avon, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late Dan A. and Sarah Ann (Mac Donald) Mills.. She was a life long resident of Antigonish , a member of St. Ninian�s Parish and CWL. She worked a number of years as secretary t at St. Martha�s School of Nursing. Surviving are daughter Kaye Marie Mac Dougall, Antigonish ,sisters Rita Cameron, Antigonish, Marion Rogers, Frasers Grant, grandchildren, Brent, (Elizabeth), Glenn (Carolyn) both of Halifax, Troy (Lana) Calgary, great grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Claire, Cameron, Lauren. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, brothers Archie, Al, Angus, son in law Greg Mac Dougall.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 pm Sunday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 1:30 pm Monday at St. Ninian�s Cathedral. Antigonish, Rev Andrew Boyd and Rev. John Mills officiating. Burial in St Ninian�s Cemetery, Memorial donations to the Antigonish Food Bank.
Anthony Hector 'Tony' Roy, P.Eng
Roy: Anthony Hector (Tony): P. Eng. 76, Fernwood Dr., Antigonish. Tony passed away peacefully, Friday, January 23rd in Halifax.
Born in Jacquet River, NB, he was the son of the late Jane (Grant) and Hector Roy. He graduated from St. F.X.University, class of �51, with a B.Sc., Honours in Physics. In 1954 he was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering at TUNS as well as winning the Alumni Medal for leadership, scholarship, and personality. He was the recipient of the Athlone Fellowship, which sent him to England where he became a student engineer at C.A. Parsons & Co. Ltd. After obtaining his Certificate of Apprenticeship in 1956, he was awarded his Master of Science degree in thermodynamics by the University of Birmingham, England. He returned to Antigonish as associate professor and consulting engineer at St. F. X. University. Following two years in Montreal with Lemieux, Trebault and Associates he returned to Antigonish in 1965 to establish his own business, A.H. Roy and Associates Ltd. Amongst his many professional achievements, he was Past President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and was awarded an honourary life membership in 1996, and Past President of St. Mary�s River Association. Tony, an avid fly fisherman, could often be found in the pools of the St. Marys and Margaree Rivers.
He is survived by his wife Ellen (MacDonald) having just celebrated his 50th Anniversary on December 28th. 2003; also by six daughters, Mary Ann (Jim Mah), Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Cynthia, Antigonish, Estelle (Francis Overmars), St. Andrews, Angela (Glenn) Brierly Brook, Ellen (David MacEachern), Calgary, and Lise, Antigonish; two sons Donald (Anita), Antigonish, and Philip (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E); seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother Lionel (Jenny), Bathurst, NB.; sisters Violet (John), Dalhousie, NB., Marcella (Quent), Omemee, ON., Hectorine (Louis) Boileau, PQ., Valerie (Donald), Point Verte, NB. He was predeceased by brothers Larry and Germain, sisters Janet, Noella, Rose Marie and Anne Marie. He was cared for by the dedicated and compassionate doctors and nurses on 5B at the Victoria General, QEll, Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and his staff at A.H. Roy and Associates Ltd.
Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 11:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Reception to follow at St. Ninian Place. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Antigonish Food Bank or charity of choice.
John Allan MacCormick
1914 - 2004
MacCormick, Dr. John Allan died peacefully at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, January 26, 2004.
He was born in Boston to Dr. John Allan and Katharine (Melley) MacCormick, April 14, 1914. John moved to Cape Breton with his mother after his father died in 1920. He received his medical degree from Dalhousie University after completing undergraduate studies at St. Francis Xavier. He served his country in World War II as a doctor during which time he met his wife to be, Thirza (nee McCullough). After marrying they returned to Nova Scotia where John practiced medicine for thirty-nine years in Antigonish. John was well known by Antigonishers, not only as a doctor, but also as a lover of music, golf, gardening and choir. His late evening golf games earned him a reputation as a 'nighthawk'. He also played piano with close friends known as the Velvetones - as recently as last year. He treasured these memories.
He is survived by sons John (Sheila) and Patrick, Antigonish, Michael (Brenda Ryan) Halifax, Keith (Joanne Corkum) Wolfville, Graham (Connie) Truro, and daughters Katharine (Doug Kane) Ottawa and Thirza (Phil Juby) of Burnaby, B.C., 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Thirza.
The family wishes to especially thank Ms Anna MacDonald, who cared for him during the last two years. Also, special thanks to the staff at St. Martha�s and the Sisters of Bethany. Visitation 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, at MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 10:30 Friday at St. Ninians� Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev.Ray Huntley officiating. No flowers by request.
Frances 'Fran' Broderick
Broderick, Frances; 84, 44 Fairview St, Antigonish, a gifted teacher and mentor, an accomplished athlete and a nurturing parent, passed away at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish January 27, 2004 surrounded by family, friends and neighbours.
Born in Glace Bay she was the eldest daughter of the late Roderick and Mary (Beaton) Anderson.
She attended the Glace Bay school system, graduated from Acadia University with a B.A. and B.Sc. degree, and pursued first year medicine at Dalhousie University. A multi-talented athlete she played basketball with the Acadia Basketball Varsity Team and was a member of the gymnastic, swimming and diving teams. Frances devoted the first ten years of her working life to the teaching profession as a teacher and principal in the Glace Bay area and coached several basketball Championship teams in the school leagues. Frances and her husband John moved to Antigonish in 1951. She actively participated in the Antigonish sports program, coaching and instructing the Antigonish Scots Basketball team and tutoring many of the young students. A longtime member St. Ninian�s Parish and CWL and St. Martha�s Hospital auxiliary, she participated in many community projects, acquired a host of friends and became the number one mentor and cheerleader for the St. F. X. University Basketball team. When Frances realized the severity of her illness she decided to accept that her life was coming to an end and she wrote her own script. - No more treatment, no humiliation, no complaints, only a pleasant moment with friends and family, and a close and warm relationship with the nurses, doctors, and staff of St. Martha�s Hospital. There was no sadness on her part.
Frances Broderick was predeceased by her husband John. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth, Antigonish, and Mary Jo, Calgary; one son John Lorne (Paula), Barneys River; three sisters, Rea Amour, Glace Bay, Thelma, North Sydney; and brother Lorne, Coxheath. She was predeceased by a brother Roderick.
Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 �1:30p.m. at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha�s Regional Hospital Foundation or The Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.