Blair Conrad Poirier
POIRIER: BLAIR CONRAD: 34, Antigonish, died at home on Saturday, May 15,2004. He was the son of Conrad and Rosemary Poirier. Born in Antigonish, Blair was a student first of Saint Mary�s University, and then St. Francis Xavier where he completed his studies. He was a kind and caring to everyone, and dearly loved his family, relatives and friends. He possessed a deep appreciation of the beauty of nature and enjoyed the serenity and spirituality of outdoor life. In addition to his parents, he is sadly missed by his sister Adele- Marie, Halifax, and his brother Joel, Vancouver.
Cremation has taken place, and mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ninian�s Cathedral on Tuesday, May 18 at 10a.m. with Father Ray Huntley presiding. Visitation with the family will take place at St. Ninian Place following burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery.
MAC LEAN: BELLANN; 80, Antigonish, formerly of Cross Roads Ohio, Antigonish county, died June 1,2004 at QE11 Health Sciences Center, Infirmary Site, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. Born in Fraser�s Mills, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late William and Janet (Cameron) Mac Donald. For over twenty years she was a lab clerk at St. Martha�s Hospital, where she was loved and respected by her co-workers. Bellann had a great love and concern for her family and friends, and genuinely enjoyed people, her Celtic heritage, knitting, oil painting, her flowers, and nature in general. She was a member of St. Joseph�s CWL, St. Joseph�s, St. Ninian�s CWL, Antigonish, having received her 50 year pin for her dedication. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are daughters Janann (Stanley) Smith, Charlotte Murray, Mary Dianne (Tom) Young, Carol-Anne (Peter) Mac Kenzie all of Antigonish, son John (Bonita), St. Joseph�s, 13 grand children, 12 great grand children, and a number of neices and nephews. She was predeceased, by her husband Willard, son Joseph, two sons Colin and Jimmy in infancy, grandson Neil, sons in law David Murray, Harry Barnhill, sister Mary Anna, brothers John Archie, Angus, Allan, Donald.
Visitation 7-9 PM today, 2-4,7-9 PM Friday, at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10 am Saturday at St Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial in St. Joseph�s Cemetery, St Joseph�s, St Joseph�s. Memorial donations to St. Joseph�s cemetery fund.
Donald A. Richard
Richard, Donald A., 71 of Toronto passed away on July 17, 2004 at the Toronto East General Hospital.
Donald worked for Pearson International Airport for 32 years, then retired and worked another 14 years for Seniors until his illness. Donald was an avid cook, gardener and handyman.
He will be missed by all who were grateful enough to him.
Surviving are wife Carmel (MacDonald), daughter Donna (Russ) Liggett and Carm (Thomas) Warburton and grandchildren Jesse and David Liggett; Lindsey, Ryan, Kelly, and Cory Warburton; brothers Joseph, Kenneth, and Clifford and sister Helen.
Mass of Christian burial from St. John�s Roman Catholic Church, Kingston Road, Toronto, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Remains transferred to MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004. Interment in St. Joseph�s Cemetery to follow.
Donations may be made to St. John�s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Road, Toronto, M4E 1R7.
Margaret Mary (Ross) McInnis
Margaret Mary (Ross) McInnis; 75, of MacKinnon St., Antigonish, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 16th, 2004, in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Sarah (MacDonnell) Ross. Margaret attended Iona High School and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1952 and later taught in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Yellowknife.
Surviving are her husband Murvin E. McInnis, sons Hugh Patrick, Antigonish, Ross Christopher (Natalie), Calgary and granddaughter Jillian Johnson. She will also will be missed by niece Jennifer Ross and nephew John Ross, Toronto and beloved cousins as well as a number of nieces and nephews of husband Murvin. She was predeceased by brothers Billy and Dan Ross.
No visitation at her request. Liturgy of Christian Burial 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 21st in St Ninian�s Cathedral: with Reverend Ray Huntley presiding. Reception to follow in St. Ninian Place. Committal service will be in St. Peter�s Cemetery, Tracadie at 2:00 PM Wednesday. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Society of St.Vincent de Paul, St Ninians Parish, PO Box1628, Antigonish, B2G 2L8.
Jean Ethel Grace
Jean Ethel Grace; 75, of 17 West Shamrock Acres, Antigonish passed away peacefully Sunday , September 19th , 2004 in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital.
Born in Sherbrooke NS, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Alice C. (Mortimer) Dailpay. Jean spent her working years at the Childrens and Camp Hill Hospitals in Halifax.
Surviving are her husband Francis Grace, Antigonish, daughters Georgina(Robert) Ward, Dartmouth, Mary (Scott) Casey, Denver, CO, Kathryn (Clement Li) MacDonnell-Li, Toronto, grandchildren David and Angela Ward, Dartmouth, and numerous nieces nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by brothers Harold, James and Patrick Dailpay, and sister Kathyrn Furey.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St. Antigonish.
Liturgy of Christian Burial 11:00 am in St Andrew�s Church, St. Andrew�s, Reverend Robert Neville presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association (NS).
Jean�s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Progressive Care unit at St Martha�s Hospital and the Victorian Order of Nurses for the care and compassion she received.
Dora (Keefe) Moulton
Dora (Keefe) Moulton, 74, of Giant�s Lake, Guysborough County, formerly of Belleoram, NL, passed away peacefully, Friday, September 24, 2004 in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Belloeram, NL she was a daughter of the late James and Hannah (Cluett) Keefe. Dora loved gardening and flowers.
Surviving are husband of fifty years Stan, brother Roy, (Bev) Keefe, Sackville, NS, numerous nieces and nephews and all who lovingly knew her as 'Aunt Dora'. She was predeceased by brothers Oscar, Billy and Harry Keefe and sister Beatrice Bassett.
No visitation by request.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Mary Lil MacPherson
Mary Lil MacPherson, 92, of North Grant, Antigonish County, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, September 26th, 2004 at her home. Born in Cloverville she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Mary Charlotte (Sutton) Grant. She was a member St. Ninian�s parish and CWL. Surviving are three sons Grant (Anne Marie), Robert (Helen), and John (Mary Jean), five daughters, Anne (Joseph) MacDonald, Margie (Robert) Jackson, Florence, Marian and Donna(Bernie) Delorey, daughter-in-law Veronica MacNeil all of North Grant, ten grandsons, three granddaughters one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson, brothers George and Oliver Grant and sister Rose MacEachern. She was predeceased by her husband Duncan, and son Douglas, brothers Angus, Robert, Donald, Angus J., and Jack Grant.
Visitation 7-9 PM Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 Thursday in St. Ninian Cathedral, Rev Ray Huntley presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Martha�s Palliative Care or charity of choice.
Vincent Ellsworth Boudreau
BOUDREAU: VINCENT ELLSWORTH: 89, Antigonish Harbour, Ant. Co., passed away peacefully, October 4,2004, at home. Born in Little Dover, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Abner and Alice (Horne) Boudreau. Vincent was a well known sea captain; his love of the sea began at the age of fourteen, as a mess boy on a steamship, the following year he shipped out of Gloucester, Mass., on a schooner, fishing off the Grand Banks, in his earlier years. He fished the waters of Nova Scotia in his boat the 'Rita L.' for lobster, cod, haddock herring, mackerel and hake. He was a master story teller about his life at sea, and loved his 'Yarns of the Sea'. His knowledge of the sea and fishing, was shared by many who sought his help, whether a scientist or an ordinary seaman. He was an active and involved member of St. Columba Parish, Lakevale. In 1952, he helped build the Chapel, for the summer cottage community of Jimtown He was a veteran of WW11.
Surviving are sons Francis (Beryl), Enfield, NS., Bill (Bernice), Robert (Judy), all of Halifax, Joe (Rose), Antigonish, daughters Jean (John) Cameron, Antigonish, Kay (Leo) Cameron, Harbour Center, Florence (Jackie) Jesso, Antigonish Harbour, Alice (Gary) Fanning, New Glasgow, Dorothy (Bob) Gillis, Brookside, NS, Joan, Judy, Antigonish Harbour, Gloria, Halifax, 27 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sisters Mary Challenger, Burlington, ON, Rita Boudreau, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife Mae, five brothers, two sisters.
Visitation 7-9pm, Wednesday, 2-4,7-9 pm. Thursday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 10 am Friday at St Columba Church, Lakevale. Burial in the parish Cemetery, donations to charity of choice.
Michael Joseph Cyril Reddy
REDDY, Michael Joseph Cyril--60--Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on October 5 in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by his family.
Born in Antigonish on July 21, 1944, he was the son of Margaret (Grant) Reddy and the late Cyril Reddy. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Judie (Farmer), and four children: Michelle (Dartmouth); James Cyril (Bridgewater); Kathleen (Dingwall, Scotland) and Helen (Halifax). He is also survived by his sisters Mary Rose Smith (Antigonish); Roberta Rovers (Heatherton); Miriam Lockhart (Hamilton, Ontario); Frances Reddy Chisholm (Dartmouth); Patricia Reddy-Thom (Port Coquitlam, BC); and brother Jim Reddy (Dartmouth). He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and aunts, especially Aunt Gertrude MacIntyre (Halifax).
Cyril attended St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he received his Social Service Workers Diploma. In all aspects of his professional and personal life, Cyril was a 'man of the people.' He had an extensive 30-year career with the department of Community Services as executive director of the Children�s Aid Society in Queens, Digby, Cape Breton and Pictou counties. He held the position of regional administrator of the Northeastern Region, a position he retired from in 1995. During his time with Community Services, Cyril also served five consecutive terms as the president of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association.
Cyril had a lifelong love of harness racing and, upon retirement from Community Services, acted as General Manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition and Truro Raceway.
He was well known for his longstanding interest and active participation in political life. He was appointed to his position as caucus liaison for the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia in October 2000.
Over the years Cyril was actively involved with various organizations including the Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association, United Way, Summer Street Industries, the United States Trotting Association and the Cape Breton and Truro Horsemen's Associations.
Cyril will be fondly remembered for his genuine concern for people, devotion to his family, and his humourous nature that lifted everyone's spirits.
Visitation will be held at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Ninian's Cathedral on Saturday October 9 at 10 a.m., Rev. Ray Huntley presiding, burial to follow at St. Ninian's Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Grant: Rosemary: 71, College St. Antigonish, passed away peacefully , October 10,2004, at St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Christine (Mac Donald) Ross.
She was employed a number of years at Sears Canada, St. Ninian�s Glebe House, and the Capitol Theater.
Surviving are sons Keith (Kim), James River, Robert, Antigonish, James, Duncan, BC, brother Donald, sisters Janet, Antigonish, Betty (Melvin) Green, Toronto, grandchildren Jonathan, Jamie, Ryan, Antigonish. She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Grant, sister Bonnie, brothers John, Neil.
No visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2004, at St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Interment in the parish cemetery.
No flowers by request.
Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society.
Lena Margaret DeYoung
Lena Margaret DeYoung; 89, of Pomquet, Antigonish County, passed away peacefully , Friday November 5, 2004 at St Martha�s Regional Hospital.
Born in Pomquet November 23.1914, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Annie(Benoit) Morell. She was a member of St Croix Parish and was very proud of her Acadian heritage. Lena was an avid bingo player.
Surviving are her husband Bernard, Pomquet, daughter Annie Mae (Barry) Chisholm, Pomquet, son Joseph (R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home), cherished granddaughters Michelle and Nicole Chisholm, Calgary, brother Willie, Pomquet, and sister Effie MacGregor, Natick, MA. She was predeceased by son Pierre, brothers Aloysius, Ambrose, Louie Leo and sister, Bertha.
Visitation 7-9 pm Sunday and 2-4 &7-9 pm Monday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 Tuesday in St. Croix Church, Pomquet, Rev. Peter Baccardax presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to St Martha�s Regional Hospital Foundation.
Milton Earl Murray
MURRAY, Milton Earl � 63, of Gaspreaux Lake, Antigonish County passed away peacefully at home November 9, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston, MA, he was a son of Rena (Williams) Murray and the late Sherman Murray. Milton moved with his family to his wife�s home in Antigonish in 1972, where he was employed with Ben�s Limited until the time of his illness. He will be fondly remembered for his kind heart and his keen sense of humour. He will be missed by his bedside companion, Sparkle. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty (Stewart), daughters Cheryl (David) MacDonald, Doctor�s Brook, Beth (Ron) Blommers, Hawaii, sons Jim (Maura Lee), Antigonish, Shane (Jackie), Halifax, 13 grandchildren and brother Sherman (Charlotte), California, many in-laws, nieces and nephews and special cousin Anne Marie Black. He was predeceased by his infant son, Stewart and brother David.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Friday in St Joseph�s Church, St Joseph�s, Antigonish County. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, St Martha�s Regional Hospital, or the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
Margaret Bernice Fraser
Fraser, Margaret Bernice: 62, of Highland Drive, Antigonish, passed away suddenly, January 9, 2005, in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Delaney) MacEachern of McAras Brook. Bernice worked for 29 years in food services at St. F.X. where she was active in union affairs.
She is survived by sisters, Josephine (John) MacEachern, Pleasant Valley, Mary Alice (Brian) Gammon, Hilda MacEachern, McAras Brook, Jeanette (Donald) Crooks, Antigonish, brothers Jerome (Mary) Maryvale, John (Marion) McAras Brook, Phillip (Bernadette), Ohio, Antigonish County, Clarence, North Grant, several nieces and nephews and her little companion Ducy. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Stephen Fraser, infant brother, Andrew and brother Collie.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Pleasant Street, Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Wednesday in St. Ninian�s Cathedral, Rev. Ray Huntley presiding. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Monsignor Donald G. MacDonald
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Right Reverend Donald Gerard MacDonald, Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, on January 10, 2005 at the age of seventy-five years.
Msgr. MacDonald was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on September 18, 1929, the seventh in a family of eight children of Jennie (Chisholm) and Alex A. MacDonald, of Heatherton.
He attended local schools there and St. F. X University before entering St. Joseph�s Seminary in Edmonton in 1949. He was ordained on June 4, 1955 at St. Ninian�s Cathedral , Antigonish, by Bishop John R. MacDonald, for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
In his nearly fifty years as a priest, he served as Pastor in various parishes throughout the Archdiocese, including Rector of St. Joseph�s Basilica from 1993-1998. Msgr. MacDonald was Rector of the St. Joseph�s Seminary from 1978-1985, and Chaplain at the University of Alberta Hospital from 1969-1974. He was named Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II in 1991, and became the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Edmonton on April 27, 1998, a position which enabled him to share his wisdom with several of the Archdiocesan planning and consultative bodies such as the Board of Consultors, Council of Priests, Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, St. Joseph�s College Board, the Newman Theological College Board, Archdiocesan Finance Committee, among others. Although Msgr. MacDonald retired from full-time ministry in 2002, he continued to celebrate Mass on weekends in Parishes whenever needed, to respond to emergency calls, and as Vicar General.
He is survived by his sisters Katherine (Kaye) Fraser of Fraser�s Grant, Mary (Colin) Chisholm of Halifax; brothers John (Marcella) and Chisholm
(Libby) both of Heatherton, N.S., his sister-in law, Florence MacDonald of Heatherton and brother-in-law, A.W. Chisholm, of Peterborough, Ontario, as well as cousins and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Allan, sisters Anna (Tate), and Genevieve (Chisholm), and his brothers-in-law John D. Fraser and Jim Tate.
Following Vigil Service, presided by Archbishop J. N. MacNeil, and a Mass of Resurrection, presided by Archbishop Thomas Collins in Edmonton, the body will be transferred to MacIsaac Funeral Home in Antigonish, with viewing on Sunday from noon until 4:00 pm, when they will be transferred to Immaculate Conception Church in Heatherton for Vigil Service at 7pm, followed by viewing until 10:00 pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 17, celebrated by Bishop Raymond Lahey, co-celebrated by several priests of the diocese followed by burial in the parish cemetery.
Andrew Joseph (Andy) Sears
Andrew Joseph (Andy) Sears, 83, St. Andrew�s, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully January 16, 2005, in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Searston, NL, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Monica (Downey) Sears. He was a veteran of the Second World War in the merchant navy and transferred to the army and served overseas. He resided in St. Andrew�s most of his married life. He was a carpenter by trade and worked at Eastern Woodworkers, Bethany, and Central Supplies. He was a staunch supporter of St. Andrew�s parish and community. He was an avid gardener and sports fisherman, and enjoyed a good game of cards and also picking wild berries.
Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Teresa (MacIntosh), daughters Sharon Daley, London, ON, Sandra Dillman (Jim), Amherst, NS, Mary Burns (Brad), Sonora, Guys. Co., Eileen Grant (Duncan), St. Andrew�s, Bernadette MacMillan (Tom), Yarmouth, and son Andy (Karen), St. Andrew�s, 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, sisters Kay Tompkins (John), Carmela MacDonald and brother Jackie, all of Antigonish, and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Mary, Rita, and Clara, and brother Tom and son-in-law Peter Daley.
Visitation 7-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian burial 10:30 am Friday at St. Andrew�s Church, St. Andrew�s, Rev. Robert Neville officiating. Burial in South River Cemetery. Donations may be made to Palliative Care or VON Antigonish.
Mary Catherine (Kaye) Stewart
Stewart: Mary Catherine (Kaye), 87, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully January 24, 2005 in St. Martha�s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Morvan, Antigonish Co., she was the daughter of the late Allan Angus and Catherine (Devison) MacLean.
Surviving are sons, Duncan, Kenny (Hubertina), Ohio; Allan (Maria), Brierly Brook, Antigonish Co., daughters, Shirley (Ernie MacDonald), Antigonish; Beverly (Patrick Benoit), Ohio; sister, Anna (Elmer MacLellan, Summerside, PE; 11 grandchildren, Anita (Rodney), Trevor (Collette), Aaron, Jeff (Michelle), Jamie, Hughie (Colleen), Jason, Greg (Shelley), Angela (Geof), Dale, Renee, 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, always dedicating her life to others by a hot cup of tea and her unforgettable biscuits. She loved to bake and play tricks on her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh J. Stewart; three children in infancy; brothers, John Dan, Angus, Alex, Danny and Fergie.
Visitation, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 11: 00 a. m. Thursday in St. Joseph� Church, St. Joseph�s, Antigonish Co., Rev. George Thottappilly presiding. Burial in St Joseph�s Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the St. Joseph �s Cemetery Fund.
Thomas Elias Mattie
Mattie, Thomas Elias; 70 of Monastery, Antigonish County, passed away Tuesday, January 25th, 2005, at his home. Born in Mattie Settlement he was a son of the late Ephraim Thomas and Lena Catherine (Delorey) Mattie. He worked many years in construction with Scott Paper, Chisholm Construction, Tidewater Construction. He co-formed Mattie Brothers Construction in 1971, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time at his camp in Mattie Settlement and especially time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary (Grace), sons Tom (Marilyn), Monastery, Angus (Vallerie), Purl Brook, Gary (Helen), Danny (Darlene) Donnie (Willimena) all of Monastery, daughters, Eleanor (Eugene), Lorraine, Monastery, four grandsons and nine granddaughters, three brothers, Ralph, John (Charlotte) Mike (Veronica), two sisters Pam (Ed), Elliot Lake and Julia (Bill), Halifax. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother-in-law James Crispo.
Visitation 7-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in St. Peter�s Place, Tracadie. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter�s Church Tracadie, Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Antigonish and Area Homemakers.