Jacob John Henry GOOGOO
GOOGOO, Jacob John Henry, We’koqma’q First Nation, Inverness, Co., died Tuesday July, 15, 2008 in the I.W.K. Health Center, Halifax. Born in Sydney, Jacob was the very handsome infant son of Nigel Henderson and Leanne GooGoo. Jacob is survived by his maternal grandparents Henry and Belinda GooGoo, We’koqma’q,; paternal grandparents Shauna Gould, We’koqma’q, John “Junior” Basque, Afton, paternal great-grandmother Gerri Henderson, Truro, paternal great-great grandmother Rita Martin, Afton; aunts Olivia Gould, Shannon Paul, Dawn GooGoo, Lesley GooGoo, Jessica GooGoo, Kathleen GooGoo, Buffy GooGoo, Summer Basque; uncles Jalen Gould, Jerome Gould; several cousins. Visitation will be after 2pm Thursday in the family residence at 225 Reservation Road We’koqma’q. Funeral mass will be held 10am Saturday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q with Fr. Robert McNeil officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to memorabilia for Jacob. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.
Mary Catherine (MacDonald) MORIN
MORIN, Mary Catherine (MacDonald) - 58, Troy, Inverness, Co., died Wednesday July, 16, 2008 at home. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Roddie Eddie and Irene (King) MacDonald. Mary Catherine was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Creignish and a former member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Port Hawkesbury. She was also an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, Port Hawkesbury. Mary Catherine was employed by the Strait Regional School Board. She is survived by her husband Ken; sons David (Natasha), Haines Junction, Yukon, Robert, Antigonish, Mac, at home; sisters Debbie (Rod) Campbell, Viola Daley, both of Fort McMurray, Ab.; brothers Roddie (Delores), Steve, both of Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren Emma, Joy, Eric, Tess. She was predeceased by brother Robert, nephews John Robert MacDonald, Adam Campbell.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9pm Friday and 11am until 1:45pm Saturday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be held 2pm Saturday in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Hugh D. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Stella Maris Parish Cemetery, Creignish. Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or the QE II Foundation.
Jean MacKEIGAN (Bennett)
MacKEIGAN (Bennett), Jean - 79, Port Hawkesbury, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (MacDougall) Bennett. Jean was a school teacher, retiring in 1991 after a lengthy teaching career in the Port Hawkesbury school system. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association and was also an active volunteer with the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank. She was a member of St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury. Surviving are daughter, Pamela, Halifax; son, Ebbie (Gail), Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Madison, Alan, and Emily; sister, Mary "Benny" Sheppard, Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ebbie; son, Kenneth in infancy; daughter, Lesley MacMaster; son-in-law, Joseph MacMaster; brothers, Alec and Jackie.
Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark's United Church, Dr. Ann Sherman officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, 11 a.m. Thursday. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's United Church General Fund.
Charles Angus ATKINS
ATKINS, Charles Angus - 56, Canso, Guysborough, Co., died Sunday July, 20, 2008 in Auld's Cove. Born in Guysborough, he was a son of Genesta Helena (Gammon) Atkins, Cook's Cove, Guys. Co., and the late Douglas Atkins. Charles worked as a refrigeration engineer at the Canso Fish Plant for over twenty-five years. At the time of his death he was employed by North Atlantic Seafoods Corporation Limited, Auld's Cove. He is survived by his wife Donna, Canso; daughters Mona (Allen Morris), Rowena, both of Halifax, Linda (Lawrence) Ash, Guysborough; brother Billy (Bonnie), Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren Taylor and Kali Ash, Charles Atkins; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy.
Visitation will be held 6-9pm Wednesday and 11am until 1pm Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral service will be held 2pm Thursday in All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A. Ida MACDONALD
MACDONALD, A. Ida … 79, Malagawatch, Inverness, Co., died Wednesday July, 23, 2008 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Marble Mountain, Inverness, Co., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Hilda (Dowsey) MacMillan. She was a homemaker and an adherent of Fulton Presbyterian Church, Malagawatch. Ida served on the executive of the Malagawatch Cemetery Association and was a member of Islandview Seniors Club, Marble Mountain. She is survived by children Betty (Richard) Muise, Malagawatch, Elaine (Terry) Widdifield, Stratford, On., Brenda (Steve) Bale, Dartmouth, Lee (Lester) Leblanc, Pikangikum, On., Donald John (Emily), Melford, Nancy MacDonald (Doug), Elmsdale, Deborah (Dave) Bow, Dexter, Mich.; daughter- in- law Ruby MacDonald, East Mountain; sisters Elsie (Percy) Lusch, Ruth Ganaway, both of Sydney; sister-in-law Millie MacMillan, Sydney; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John Neil, infant son John Robert, son Ray Charles, seven brothers.
Visitation will be held 7-9pm Friday, 2-4 and 7-9pm Saturday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury where the funeral service will be held 3:00pm Sunday with K. Wayne Yorke L.P.M. officiating. Interment in Malagawatch Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Malagawatch Cemetery Association c/o Irene Chisholm, RR# 2 River Denys, BOE-2YO or a charity of one’s choice. A reception to follow in the Valley Mills Fire Hall.
Amelia Jane “Millie” BARRIE
BARRIE, Amelia Jane “Millie” -85, Port Hawkesbury, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Northwood Center, Halifax. Born October 4, 1922, in St. Peter’s, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Margaret (Finlayson) Morrison, formerly of St. Peter’s. She was a graduate of the VG School of Nursing , Class of 1945 and the University of Toronto in 1947. She worked as a Public Health nurse in Ontario until retiring to raise her daughter. She returned to Nova Scotia in 1977 and settled in Port Hawkesbury. She will be remembered for her independence and strength to accept life’s challenges with dignity and determination. She is survived by her daughter Jean (David Brett), Halifax and her beloved granddaughter Nicole. She is also survived by her sister Jessie MacDonald, St. Peter’s and sisters-in-law Jessie MacLeod, Port Hawkesbury and Mildred Huntington, Sydney as well as many nieces and nephews .She was predeceased by her husband Albert Barrie, brothers John Aubrey, Howard, Douglas, Lloyd and Melville and sister-in-law Alice Curry.
We would like to thank all of her caregivers for their kindness and care over the past year. Thanks to the staff of Strait Richmond Hospital, Port Hawkesbury Home Care, her niece Rita “Dolly” Carter, her neighbours and the Staff of Northwood.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Mark’s United Church, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Burial in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Mulgrave. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Health Care Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Marjorie Frances O'Brien
O’BRIEN, Marjorie Frances – 82, West Bay, Richmond, Co., died Friday July, 25, 2008 in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Gloucestershire, England, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Lilly Elizabeth (Evans) Spencer.
A 38 year resident of West Bay and lifelong community volunteer, Marjorie was retired from the Dundee Golf Resort where she worked as a cook. She was a member of West Bay United Church, serving as a steward, an elder and choir member for many years. Marjorie was a Veteran of the Second World War where she served in the Royal Navy. She was a War Bride who came to Canada in 1948. A member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47, St. Peter’s and the West Bay Dart League, Marjorie enjoyed playing cards and was famous for her pies.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack; daughters Jean (Sandy) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury, Mary (Edmund) Tucker, Dartmouth; sons Michael (Evelyn), Windsor, Daniel (Patricia), Winnipeg, Man.; brother Jack (Dorothy), Gloucestershire, England; grandchildren Sean, Kathleen, Jonathan, David, Mary, Sasha, Andrea, Ian; 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be 7-9pm Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9pm Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 11am Tuesday in West Bay United Church with K. Wayne Yorke D.L.M. officiating. Burial in West Bay Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Garfield Emerson "Gary" Long
LONG, Garfield Emerson "Gary" - 48, Port Hawkesbury, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007, ending his long struggle with ALS. Born in Port Colborne, Ont., on January 16, 1959, he lived in various places, however, Port Hawkesbury was his home. Gary was a son of the late Emerson Henry Long and Norma Long (both of Port Hawkesbury). Gary was employed through the years by The Scotia Sun, Gulf Oil and lastly owned and operated, with his wife, Sheila, Strait Printing and Publishing Ltd. He was a member of St. Mark's United Church as well as a member of the Solomon Lodge No. 46. An avid sportsperson, hockey was his greatest passion from the early age of six years old. Gary played with the SAERC hockey team, Senior Pirates and with his close friends and soul mates the Old Timer "Rebels", and never gave up on his team, the Montreal Canadiens. He was an involved member in his community and business. He was very proud to have served a number of positions on the Inverness-Richmond InRich Society Board of Directors. A loving and deeply caring husband, father, son, brother, and brother-in-law, Gary will be forever remembered and very sadly missed by his lovely wife and best friend, Sheila (Cameron); cherished and deeply missed by his children, Bhreagh, Ashley and William; his loving and devoted mother, Norma Long-Murray (Jessie); sisters, Dorothy (Phil) Maxwell, Pennfield, N.B.; his faithful and guarding angel sister, Gloria Chafe (Richard Bonnet), Port Hawkesbury; Norma (Dieter) Oswald, Hammonds Plains; Debbie (John) Poirier, Port Hastings; Tracey (Roger) Harper, Newtown; brothers, Steve Long (Liz Porter), Waddie (Kim), and David (Pat Tompkins), all of Port Hawkesbury. His many nieces and nephews will sadly miss his humour, guidance and unconditional love. He was predeceased by his infant sisters, Mary Chafe and Brenda Lee Long, and infant brother, Steve Chafe.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with a Masonic service to be held at 7 p.m., both in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Rev. James Bragan officiating. Burial in Southbrook Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, ALS Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice.
Brantford Douglas Richardson
RICHARDSON, Brantford Douglas - 82, Canso, died Monday, September 24, 2007, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Born in Hazel Hill, he was a son of the late Frederick and Laura (Greencorn) Richardson. Brantford was an inshore fisherman for many years. Following this, he worked at the Canso Fish Plant as a labourer and security guard until his retirement. He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, and a member of the former IOOF Lodge, Canso.
He is survived by stepchildren, Mary (Ross) Swaine, Nora (Ernie) Martin, George (Jean) Schrader, all of Canso; sister-in-law, Jean Richardson, Canso; several nieces and nephews, several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, Amanda (Schrader) Richardson; brothers, Purvis, Floyd, Everett; stepson, Herman Schrader (Sudbury, Ont.).
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in Fourth Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.
Wilma LAMEY- MONAHAN
LAMEY- MONAHAN, Wilma … 87, Dartmouth (Port Hawkesbury)Passed away Sunday September 23rd 2007 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Huntley Grant and Gertrude (nee MacDonald) and her beloved stepmother Margaret (Martin) Grant.
Wilma loved life, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many friends, young and old. And they loved her.
She was pre-deceased by her husband John Lamey (1958), her son John Grant Lamey (1969) and her second husband Arthur Monahan (1979), her sister Shirley Freer, brothers Donny Grant and Huntley Grant, and brothers-in-law Peter Freer and Owen Innes.
Wilma was a social and community activist through most of her adult life and was a strong advocate for women’s rights. She was involved with the Pictou County Women’s Centre, the Help Line and the Leeside Society. Before the existence of such organizations she opened her home to numerous women and children in need of a safe haven.
Wilma had a keen interest in politics. She is an Honourary Life Member of the Nova Scotia NDP. She served the NDP in many capacities … fundraiser, putting up signs, her home as campaign headquarters, hosting numerous leaders in her home. Right until the end, Wilma would watch “Question Period”, read daily and weekly papers to stay abreast of local, provincial and national issues.
She was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed literature by Atlantic authors.
In the last few decades gardening became her passion and many people walked by her property just to look at the fabulous array of flowers, berries and vegetables. Many enjoyed the bounty from her garden in the form of pickles, jams and jellies.
She is survived by her children: Billie Lamey Hatchette; Joanne Lamey, Robin MacKinnon (Alan), Kevin, Alan (Rita) and Martin (Valerie). Her grandchildren: Dr. Kathy Lamey, Dawn (MacLeod), Nathan and Leah Lamey, Scott, John and Andrew MacKinnon and great grand-children Emma, Katy and Chayce (MacLeod). Wilma is also survived by her sister Marion Innes.
Visitation at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on Friday, October 5, 1 to 3 pm.
A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 Port Hawkesbury on this same date from 4 to 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Leeside Society, PO Box 6913, Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2W2 or the charity of your choice.
Earl Garfield “Fergie” Ferguson
FERGUSON, Earl Garfield “Fergie”- 87, Whiteside, Richmond Co. died Saturday September, 22,2007 in Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Malcolm and Maude (Shannon) Ferguson.
He worked at the steel plant in Sydney. He was a veteran of the Second World War having served with the Royal Canadian Navy. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Army. After retiring from the Army, he worked in the Sobey’s warehouse in New Glasgow.
Earl is survived by son Daniel (Lorraine), London, Ontario; granddaughter Carrie Addis; several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife Priscilla, sister Elsie King and brother Ken Rod.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass will be held at 11am Friday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Whiteside with Fr. Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund.
C. Lorraine MORRISON
MORRISON, C. Lorraine - 94, Orangedale, died Thursday, September 27, 2007, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Bucklaw, Victoria Co., she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Catherine (MacLeod) Morrison. Lorraine was a retired employee of International Harvester, Chicago, from 1950 until 1976. She then returned to Halifax, and later moved to the Whycocomagh and Orangedale area in 1990. She served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years, part of which was during the Second World War. Lorraine was a member of Little Narrows Presbyterian Church. She is survived by numerous cousins.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Adam Lees officiating. Burial in Little Narrows Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
MALCOLM MACLELLAN … 90 LITTLE NARROWS, Victoria County, NS
“ My life comes to an end at peace with myself, with all people and especially with God as I understand Him. I have no sadness, no regrets, and no fear of the future. I look upon my life as a miracle. God has truly cared for me. I should have been dead long ago and on many occasions, but someone did for me what I could not do for myself.”
With these sentiments, Malcolm ended his journey in this life Monday, October 1, 2007 in the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck).
Born in Ottawa Brook on May 13, 1917, he was the son of the late Angus and Cassie (MacLean) MacLellan. He spent most of his adult life in Western Canada, where he taught High School, preached Retreats, worked in Addiction Centers in Manitoba and finally returned to Cape Breton where he retired in Little Narrows. In his own words, “For the last years of my life, I have tried to live in peace, leaving behind the expectations, the ambitions, the pain, the turmoil of others days and ways.”
Among those who had the good fortune of sharing his life, love and wit are his wife and best friend, Denise; his sister Catherine Bonaparte, Reserve; brother Jack, Toronto; many relatives, nieces and nephews and numerous AA members from across Canada. He was predeceased by two sisters: Sr. Clement Mary and Anne Hunley; five brothers: John Neil, Charlie, Jim Angus, Allen and Mike.
In accordance with Malcolm’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, with a private interment at a later date. Malcolm was an organ donor. Relatives and friends are invited to drop by the house to share memories and refreshments.
“We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of a drowning man. What at first seemed a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving hand of God” (BIG BOOK OF AA) Malcolm celebrated 36 in AA on September 11, 2007.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.
James Berkley DIXON
DIXON, James Berkley - 80, Canso, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso. Born in Fox Island, he was a son of the late Frank and Mabel (Rhynold) Dixon. He was an avid hockey player in his younger years and remained a fan all of his life. Berkley was a member of Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso. He is survived by daughters, Ann (Brian), Orangeville, Ont.; Sheila (Chris), Midland, Ont.; Eileen, Whitby, Ont.; Michelle (Bill), Bible Hill; sons, Berkley (Gloria), Canso; John (Marlene), Fort McMurray, Alta.; sisters, Hannah Hart, Alice Hanlon, both of Canso; brothers, Babe (Sandra), Canso; Bill (Cora), Hazel Hill; Frankie, Canso; grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jared, Cassandra, Daniella, Andrew, Elliot, Rachelle, Stephanie, Dominique, Alex, William. He was predeceased by his half-brother, Emmett.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Eastern Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.
Dougalenes Irene “Dougie” REYNOLDS
REYNOLDS, Dougalenes Irene “Dougie”- 84, Port Hawkesbury, died Sunday, October 07, 2007 in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Port Hawkesbury, she was a daughter of the late John P. and Christena “Tena” (MacCormack) MacDonald.
In her younger years Dougie was employed with Arcless Switch, Newton, Mass. After moving home she was employed as a house keeper by Stella Maris Parish, Creignish for many years prior to her retirement. Dougie was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Port Hawkesbury. She is survived by her sister Jean Morrison, Sydney; brother D.D., Crystal Beach, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Hughie John and Frank.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm with a Vigil Service at 8:30pm both in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass will be held 11am Wednesday, October, 10 in St. Joseph’s Church with Fr. Andrew Boyd officiating.
Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home or to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund. The family wishes to acknowledge the outstanding care provided to Dougie by the entire staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home over the past five years.