BIRCH, Christopher "Kit" - 135 George St., Sydney, passed away June 6,
2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England, he was a son of the late Christopher
and Alice (Walmsley) Birch. He served with the Durham Light Infantry
Regiment in Egypt during the 1950's. Before moving to Cape Breton in
1974 he was employed at the Dominion Bridge Co., in Montreal and with
Montreal Engineering. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara
MacEachern; daughters, Alice, Montreal; Suzanne, Australia; son, Dr.
Christopher, Montreal; stepson, Bob, Alberta; six grandchildren;
sisters, Agnes Hodgers, Ireland; Rose Marsden, Hamilton; Catherine
Overend, England; brothers, Cyril, Hamilton; John, England; six
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
brother, Tony Walmsley. No visitation by request. Funeral service 9 a.m.
today, in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Rev. A. O'Connor officiating.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
BOYD, George Austin - 77, Halifax, passed away May 26, 2000 at home.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Samuel and Catherine (Robar)
Boyd. He worked as a handyman and a construction worker. He is survived
by a sister, Jean Junginger, Ontario; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149
Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service
will be held 2 p.m., today, June 9, 2000 from Pleasant Hill Cemetery,
Lower Sackville, Rev. Mary Wilkie officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations in memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke
BROWN, Frances Margaret - 96, 48 Guy St., Sydney Mines, passed away
June 6, 2000, in the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines,
she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ada (Moore) Brown. She was a
member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She was employed
as a cook in Boston until her retirement. Surviving are sister, Ethel
Conlin, North Dakota; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
her brothers, James, Bernard, David "Speed"; sisters, Mary Simpson, Ada
Gordon, Josephine and Sara Jane in early childhood. Funeral 2 p.m. today
in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. Burial in St. Joseph's
Cemetery. Donations to any charity.
CAMERON, J. Sterling - 96, The Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly
of Linacy and Green's Brook, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in
The Valley View Villa. Born in Green's Brook, he was a son of the late
Hector Evan and Annie (Sutherland) Cameron. He had been a guest of the
Valley View Villa for the past 18 years prior to which he had resided in
Linacy for some 25 years. He was a farmer and woodsman and a retired
employee of the Hawker Siddley Limited. He was a member of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow and a member of the Radium Lodge,
I.O.O.F., East River St. Mary's. He was the last surviving member of his
immediate family. He is survived by daughters, Ruth (John) Willis,
MacPherson's Mills; Ethel (Hedley) Fulton, Centreville, King's Co.;
nieces, Betty Quinn, Ontario; Mae Lee, Colorado; nephew, Danny Martin,
Ontario; grandsons, Scott, Halifax and Craig, Australia. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Harriett Dort; brother, Osbourne;
sisters, Annie Mae, Christine and Jeanetta. His remains will rest in
H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. today, Rev. Dr. Kenneth MacLeod officiating. Burial will
be in The Valley View Cemetery, East River St. Mary's. Donations in his
memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of
CASTONGUAY, Alphonse Joseph "Phonsie" - 71, Barney's River, Pictou
Co., passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in the Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in St. Vianney,
Que., he was a son of the late Joseph and Irene Castonguay. He had been
employed with Williams Bros. Ltd. (trucking and forestry) before
retirement in 1982, due to illness. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He
loved people, especially his family. Surviving are his wife, Lena
Jillian (Hendsbee); daughters, Lockena (John) Murphy, Westville;
Elizabeth (John "Frannie") MacDonald, Bailey's Brook; Vera Myers,
Barney's River; Loretta Lewis, Stellarton; Alfreda (Douglas Jr.)
O'Laney, Kenzieville; Marcell (Philip) Hall, Dartmouth; sons, Alphonse
Jr. (Karen), Merigomish; daughter-in-law, Jeanie, Country Harbour;
sisters, Marie, Beatrice, both of Quebec; brother, Raymond, Kenzieville;
21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great great-grandchild. He
was predeceased by son, William Manthorne "Bud"; grandson, Joseph
Elliot; brother, Fred. Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. today in
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore, Rev. Robert Day officiating.
Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Bailey's Brook. Donations
may be made in his memory to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre or the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COMEAU, Daniel Joseph - 92, Digby, passed away June 4, 2000, in
Vancouver. Born in Norwood, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late John
L. and Rose (Doucette) Comeau. He was a member of St. Patrick's Roman
Catholic Church, Digby; a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member
of the Digby Garden Club. He was employed with Canadian Pacific Railroad
for 37 years. Surviving are daughter, Susan Elizabeth Comeau, Vancouver.
He was predeceased by wife, Annie Millie Comeau; sisters, Delia Comeau,
Helen Comeau; brothers, Wilfred, Patrick, Alphonse, John, twins Mac and
Lison, one brother in infancy. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial
in parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to any charity.
FANCY, Gladys Martha - 87, 45 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth, passed away
peacefully on June 5, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII. Born June 1, 1913, she
was a daughter of the late Jane (MacDonald) and Jacob Croft, West
Liscombe. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Fancy) LeDrew, Halifax;
grandson, Eric and wife, Shelly LeDrew, Allison, New Brunswick;
grandchildren, Bonnie LeDrew, Halifax; sisters, Nellie Schrider,
Halifax; Edna Croft, Guysborough; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Irvin Wallace Fancy; infant son, Dennis;
brothers, Stanford and Douglas; sister, Mildred, Stella and Myrtle.
Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. today, June 9, in St. Matthew's
Anglican Church, Marie Joseph, Rev. Brian Hutchins officiating. Burial
in St. Matthew's Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia; Palliative Care,
VG Site, QEII, V.O.N. or St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Marie Joseph.
FRASER, Elizabeth Redpath Roy - 94, Amherst. Born in Westville, she
was a daughter of the late James and Grace (Oliver) Roy. She operated a
beauty salon in Westville for many years and in later life was
Housemother at Mount Allison University, Nova Scotia Hospital and
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She held life memberships in the Nova
Scotia Hairdressers Association and the Mayflower Handquilters. She is
survived by daughter, Juanice and son-in-law, Philip Morris; grandsons,
Michael, Amherst; Jeffrey, Toronto; great-granddaughters, Meaghan,
Kristin and Melissa. She was predecease by her husband, Wallace Olding
Fraser; sisters, Beatrice and Edna; brothers, Harry and David Roy.
Funeral service will be held in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst on
Saturday June 10, at 3 p.m. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Interment will
follow in the Southampton Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in
her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
GOWER, Marion M. - 50, 1724 Main St., River Hebert, Cumberland Co.,
Passed away at home, Tuesday, June 6, 2000. Born in Amherst, she was a
daughter of the late Sidney and Muriel (Lowe) Perry. She was
owner/operator of D. B. Gower General Store, retiring two years ago due
to illness. She was a member of Trinity United Church, River Hebert.
Surviving are her husband, Donald B., River Hebert; sons, Fredric
(Christa); Michael (Tracy); and Kevin (Tammy), all of River Hebert;
sister, Lois (Ken) Adams, Halifax; grandson, Nicholas. Funeral service
will be 2 p.m. today in Trinity United Church, River Hebert, Rev. Danny
Campton officiating. Burial will be in River Hebert Cemetery. Donations
may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the River Hebert Fire
Dept., CPR Unit.
GRANT, Ruth Winnifred - 64, Milton, Queens Co., passed away peacefully
Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in
Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Roy)
Schrader. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and
will be forever loved and sorely missed by all her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, William; her daughters, Susan and her
husband Woodrow Whynot, Bridgewater; Carolyn and her husband St. Clair
Tufts, Caledonia; Doris Grant, New Ross; Margaret and her husband Roger
Leslie, Mill Village; her sons, James and his wife Tanya, Brooklyn; and
Wayne and his wife Sherry, Bridgewater; 16 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Sylvia Flemming
and her brothers, Albert and Gary. Her body has been cremated under the
direction of Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool. A memorial service will
be held today, June 9, at 10 a.m. in Chandlers Funeral Chapel,
Liverpool, Rev. Jerry Ridling officiating. No flowers by request.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Nova Scotia, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your
GREENE, David Maxwell - 52, Havelock Crescent, Dartmouth, passed away
June 6, 2000, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Gordon
and Mary (Quinton) Greene. He was a retired CPO First Class from the
Canadian Armed Forces (sea element), having served for 26 years.
Surviving are his wife, Celine Blanchard; daughters, Jennifer and Erin,
at home; brothers, Wayne (Rhonda), Halifax; Brian (Debbie), Eastern
Passage; Kevin, Cow Bay; sisters, Linda (Herb) Berrigan, Halifax;
Marlene (Clif) Simms, Belleville, Ont.; Margie (Ron) Raymond, Beaver
Bank. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker
Funeral Home, Cole Harbour. Visitation will be today 7-9 p.m. and
memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both in St. Phillips
Anglican Church, Bayers Road, Halifax, Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating.
Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
HAMILTON, Leslie Woodworth - 89, of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, formerly
of Walton, N.S. passed away June 1, 2000 in Hants Community Hospital,
Windsor. Born in Minasville, N.S., he was son of the late George and
Florence (Woodworth) Hamilton. Leslie served in the Second World War and
observed the liberation of Holland. He worked for the Walton Barite Mine
for over 35 years and helped on the pilot boat bringing ships into
Walton. He was a member of the Walton Oddfellows, Royal Canadian Legion
in Noel and Grace United Church in Walton. He is survived by sisters,
Esther Mosher, Wilmot; Clara Frame, New Hampshire; Sarah Fielden,
Pembroke; Margaret Hennigar, Bridgewater; Phyllis Dixon, Moncton;
Shirley Woolaver, Bear River; and many nieces and nephews. Leslie was
predeceased by his wife, Rhonda (Burgess); brother, Edward; sisters,
Abbie MacNicoll, Marion Mullen, Isabel Sabean, Alberta Eldridge, and
Grace Knowlton. Cremation has taken place, with no visitation by
request. Funeral service will he held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000 in
Grace United Church, Walton, N.S., Alex Mosher officiating. Interment to
follow in Grace United Church Cemetery, Walton. Family flowers only,
donations may be made to Dykeland Lodge, Grace United Church, or a
charity of choice. Arrangement have been entrusted to the J. Wilson
Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, N.S.
ISADORE, Robert Joseph - 42, Wagmatcook, passed away June 5, 2000, in
the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Baddeck, he was a son of
Stephen and Martha Isadore. He was a member of the Queen of the World
Catholic Church, Wagmatcook. He will be very sadly missed by everyone
who knew him, especially his children. Surviving are son, Michael
Isadore, Wagmatcook; daughters, Marlene Isadore, Doreen Isadore, Loretta
Isadore, Erica Isadore, Kristin Googoo; twins, Melisa and Alisa Googoo,
all of Wagmatcook; brother, Richard Marshal, Wagmatcook; sisters,
Pauline Isadore, Doris Goo Goo, Nancy Paul, all of Wagmatcook; Mary
Bernard, Eskasoni; grandchildren, Katrina Isadore, Christopher Isadore,
Savannah Isadore, Tristen Isadore, all of Wagmatcook. He was predeceased
by sister, Catherine Ann Isadore. The body is resting in the residence
of Stephen and Martha Isadore, Wagmatcook, with visiting hours all day
today. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Queen of the
World Catholic Church, Rev. R.D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in
the parish cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be
made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the
direction of MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck.
JOYCE, Mary Elizabeth - 81, Lower Mt. William, Pictou Co., passed away
Tuesday, May 6, 2000, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Alice Pitt. She
was a resident of Boylston, Guysborough Co., for several years. She was
a member of The Church of The Holy Name, Westville. She is survived by
companion, Arthur "Bud" Moulton; daughters, Alice Hape (John),
Westville; Linda Callahan (John), New Glasgow; son, Joseph Joyce
(Sharon), Durham; son-in-law, Donald Corkum, Loch Broom; sister, Johanna
Hafey, Lourdes; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
her husband, George Joyce; daughter, Mae Corkum; brothers, Sylvester,
Edward, Parker, Stephen, Leo Fitt; sister, Annie Fitt. Cremation has
taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville, Rev. Reg Currie officiating.
KINSMAN, Harry A. - 77, of Halifax and East Wallace, NS, passed away
in the Halifax Infirmary, June 6, 2000, after a short illness. Harry was
the son of the late John Alfred, and Loretta May (Bishop) Kinsman. He
was a career officer in the Halifax Police Department, retiring with the
rank of superintendent of detectives, after which he enjoyed many years
at his woodworking hobby. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (Durant);
five sons, David (Mickey), Port Ellin, Ont.; Stephen (Lynne), Lower
Sackville; Gregory (Ann), Simms Settlement; Anthony (Sandy), Middleton;
Michael, Halifax; three daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Allen Melanson),
Halifax; Paula (Mrs. Colin McConnell), Liverpool, U.K.; Elizabeth,
Halifax; and one sister, Dorothy Olsen, Halifax; and thirteen
grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three
brothers, Jack, Toronto; Vincent and Albert, both of Halifax; and one
sister, Margaret, Halifax. His body is resting at Snow's Funeral
Parlour, Windsor St. Visiting hours, Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Funeral mass will take place at St. Stephen's Church, Monday, 10
a.m. Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Interment at Gate of Heaven
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes or
Cancer Society or charity of choice.
KIRBY, Lena Theresa - 93, of Halifax, passed away on Wednesday, June
7, 2000 at Melville Lodge Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Guysborough,
she was the daughter of the late Edward and Martha (Gosbie) Lucas. She
is survived by two sons, James (Marjorie), Bedford; Ernest (Sharon),
Aylesford, Kings Co.; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William;
daughter, Phyllis; brothers, Roy, Walter, Edward and Leslie. Funeral
service will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 6552 Bayers Road,
Halifax, at 2 p.m. today, June 9, 2000. Rev. Dr. Waldo Grandy is
officiating. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville.
Donations may be made to the Atlantic Ministry of the Deaf, 6225 Summit
Street, Halifax (B3L 1R6).
LUMSDEN, Lew Nicole - 46, formerly of Trenton, passed away Friday,
June 2, 2000, at his home in Brampton, Ont. Born in New Glasgow, he was
a son of the late Lovell and Rebecca (MacLennon) Lumsden. He is survived
by brothers, Sandy (Jeannie), Amherst; Don (Dorothy), Trenton; John
(Sharon), Trenton; sister, Kim, Kennetcook; nephews, Christopher,
Michael, Chad, Michael, Ray; nieces, Nicole, Jillian, Wendi. He was
predeceased by brother, Francais in infancy. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.
Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Church, Trenton, Nancy
Fraser officiating. No graveside committal service by request. Donations
may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
MacDONALD, Esther - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of
Park Street, Westville and the New Glasgow area, passed away Tuesday,
May 30, 2000, in the manor. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the
late Clarence and Annie (MacNaughton) Sinclair. She was a resident of
Westville for many years having resided in the New Glasgow area for the
past 30 years. She was a member of the Calvary Temple, New Glasgow. She
is survived by twins; daughter, Myrna (Bill) Misener, Dartmouth; son,
Leonard Paul (Yvonne) MacDonald, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Denise,
Prince Edward Island; Darrell, Dartmouth; Dale, Shediac Bridge, N.B.;
Deanna, Australia; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert
Sinclair, New Glasgow; Austin Sinclair, Foxbrook; Arnold Sinclair,
Ontario; sisters, Clara Miller, Saltsprings; Ann (Mrs. Al Sawatsky),
Chilliwack, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Leonard P. MacDonald; brothers, Bill, David, Clifford and
Raymond. Her remains rested in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with
funeral service, today, June 2, Rev. Dr. Frank Guinta Jr. officiated.
Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may
be made to the charity of one's choice.
MacDONALD (Shaymaker), Hughie D. - 64, Port Hood passed away June 6,
2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Port Hood, he
was a son of Annie M. (MacDonald) MacDonald, Port Hood, and the late
John B. MacDonald. He was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Port Hood. He
was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers and
a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association. Surviving are
companion, Theresa MacIntosh, Antigonish; sisters, Margaret Bellemore,
Eastern Passage; Mary Greenaway, Boston, Mass.; brothers, Jack, Buffalo,
N.Y.; Angus L.,Vernon, N.Y.; Colin, Judique; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Port Hood Funeral Home. Funeral Mass
11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, Rev. Angus Morris
officiating. Private family visitation prior to funeral mass. Burial in
parish cemetery. Donations to St. Peter's Cemetery Fund or any charity.
MacKINNON, James Leslie - 81, Beacon St., North Sydney, passed away
June 7, 2000, in the Northside General Hospital. Born in Regina, Sask.,
he was a son of the late Herbert and Pearl (Stevenson) MacKinnon. He
worked as a carpenter and contractor most of his life. He was a member
of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. He was also a member of the
Carpenters Union, North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club,
Fulton, Orange Lodge, North Sydney and was a member of Branch 19 Royal
Canadian Legion, North Sydney. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie;
daughters, Wanda, Kelowna, B.C.; Marjorie Joan Hawco, Ottawa; sons,
James, Dartmouth; Kevin, Dartmouth; Robert, North Sydney; sister,
Lillian Gillespie, Prince Edward Island; five grandchildren. He was
predeceased by sister, Dorothy; brothers, Harold, Robert. Visitation
2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North
Sydney with cremation to follow. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday in
Trinity Anglican Church, Rev. Brenda Drake MacDonald officiating. Burial
to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
O'HANDLEY, Loretta (Lil) - 70, of 155 Mansfield St., Glace Bay, passed
away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, following a courageous
battle with cancer. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late
Malcolm O'Handley and the late Julia (MacKinnon) O'Handley. She was a
member of St. Anthony's Parish. Lil is survived by one son, Bobby, at
home; and daughter, Norma Hale, U.S. Virgin Islands; three sisters, Ella
(Mrs. Joseph McGillivary), Glace Bay; Frances (Mrs. Stewart Thompson),
Glace Bay; Mary (Goldie) (Mrs. Leonard Pynn), Montreal; brother,
Alexander (Sandy) (Pat) O'Handley, Ottawa; many nieces and nephews. She
will be especially missed by family pet, Buster. She was predeceased by
her parents, sisters, Margaret and Mary; brothers, John and Angus.
Visitation for Lil will be held today, June 9, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street. Funeral service will be
held Saturday, in St. Anthony's Parish at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Lil's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of
McDONALD, Albert "Butcher Boy" - 90, passed away peacefully in the
Veterans' Wing in the Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines on Thursday,
June 8, 2000. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Catherine
(Dewan) and John James McDonald. Albert was a member of Mount Carmel
Church. He had an 18 year boxing career, was inducted into the Canadian
Boxing Hall of Fame, fought overseas during the Second World War, was a
founding member of the New Waterford Lion's Club, a 4th degree KOC
member, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, an avid hunter and
fisherman, ran his own taxi business, lunch counter and the Belmont
Tavern. He and his two sons built and operated the Heather Beverage Room
in New Waterford, which they operated until its sale in 1991. Surviving
are two sons, Albert Jr. (Marlene), and Charles (Patricia), of New
Waterford; one daughter, Anna Mae, Ontario; 9 grandchildren; 2 great
grandchildren, as well as his second wife, Beatrice (Butt) McDonald. He
was predeceased by his first wife, Isabel (Gillis) McDonald; son, J.J.
and as last surviving member of his family, he was predeceased by 6
brothers and 1 sister. The late Mr. McDonald will have no visitation as
cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be held
on Saturday, 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church, Father Donald MacGillivray
officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. Albert was very involved in
his community throughout his life. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
McNEIL, Richard Allan - passed away on June 6, 2000 at the Glace Bay
Health Care Complex in his 52nd year after a valiant struggle with
cancer. Richard was born in Ontario and moved to Cape Breton at a very
early age. Richard was very much a free spirit, spending time in Glace
Bay, Ontario and the West Coast of Canada. His working history
encompassed stationary engineer, brakeman and conductor for the C.N.R.
All of Richard's family will miss him dearly including his father; D.J.
McNeil, Petawawa, Ontario; grandmother, Mary Shepard, Glace Bay; two
sons, Matthew, Banff and Adam, Edmonton; sisters, Corrine MacGillivary,
Caribou Marsh Road; Dolna McNeil, Toronto; brothers, David MacGillivary,
Hampton, Virginia; Danny McNeil, Ottawa and aunts, Arlene Ashford,
Fredericton; Mildred Shepard, Glace Bay; nieces, Aundy McNeil, Toronto;
Jessica and Taylor MacGillivary, Hampton, Virginia. Honourary
pallbearers are his dear friends, Antonio Da Silva, Fabio Fiumana,
Toronto. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. John Graham officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Donations in Richard's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian
Diabetes Association or charity of choice are suggested as an expression
NICHOLSON, Flora Frances - 64, of Halifax, passed away peacefully
Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at home. She was the daughter of the late Daniel
(Bert) and Constance (Dentith) Nicholson. She was the last surviving
member of her immediate family. She taught for many years in the Halifax
School system, retiring as vice principal of J.L. Ilsley High School in
1991. She devoted her retirement years loving and caring for Michael,
Taylor, Michelle and Nicholas Johnson, the children of her extended
family who considered her their third "Nanny". She will be forever loved
and sorely missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place
visiting will be 1 p.m. till service time at 2 p.m., Monday, June 12,
2000 in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment to
follow in Emmanuel Cemetery, Sussex St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
PATTON (MacKenzie), Rosalie Fern - 96, formerly of Greenfield,
Colchester Co., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in the Matlyn
Senior's Home, Onslow. Born in Greenfield, she was a daughter of the
late Aubrey and Minnie (Hoare) MacKenzie. She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and friend of many. She is survived by daughter,
June (Mrs. Alvin Smith), Centreville, Kings Co.; sons, Russell and his
wife Marjorie; Everil and his wife Margie, both of Bible Hill; Morris,
Truro; sisters, Jean Cooke, Long Island, NY; Verna MacKenzie, Truro; 16
grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry
Patton; sisters, Florence, Garritano, Evelyn; brother, Parker.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, funeral services 2 p.m.
Saturday, all in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Daniel Cormier
officiating. Burial in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Family flowers only
PULSIFER, Donald Harding - Scott Drive, Kentville, passed away
Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born
on May 28, 1924, in Greenwich, King Co., he was a son of the late Howard
and Neily (Clowry) Pulsifer. He had been employed for a number of years
in the family flower business, H.H. Pulsifer Ltd. He was a veteran and a
retired Fire Chief of the Greenwich Fire Department. He is survived by
his wife, the former Sylvia Schofield; daughters, Valerie Pulsifer, New
Minas; Kimberliee Zwicker, Coldbrook; Darlene Weiss, Coldbrook; Kelly
Pulsifer, Kentville; Danette Levy, New Minas; Hillary Pulsifer, New
Minas; sons, Donald Jr., Kentville; Wayne, Virginia; Chris, Weston,
Kings Co.; Alexander, Centreville, Kings Co.; Larry, New Minas; sister,
Thelma Gillis, Kentville; brothers, Judson, New Minas; Ivan, Greenwich;
15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Jennie Marsland and
Phyllis Lantz; brothers, Fred, Howard, Garth and Charles. Funeral
service 2 p.m. today, June 9, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville,
Rev. Judith Saunders officiating. Burial will be in the Willowbank
ROBINSON, Christina Allison - 87, Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown,
formerly of Annapolis Royal passed away June 7, 2000, in the lodge. Born
in Glasgow, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Wallace and
Janet (Cunningham) Carslaw. She was interested in handcrafts such as
knitting, sewing, and crocheting. She was a former member of the Port
Royal branch of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of St.
Lukes Anglican Church. Surviving are half-sister, Helen Raeside, Round
Hill, Annapolis Co.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
her husband, Harold Gordon Robinson; sisters, Janet Allison Bishop, Ann
Wallace Carslaw; brother, John Wallace Carslaw. Cremation has taken
place under the direction of Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Bridgetown.
Memorial service 2 p.m. June 17, in St. Lukes Anglican Church, Annapolis
Royal, Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Donation to Canadian Diabetic Association or any charity.
STILLMAN, William Herbert - Halifax, passed away June 7, 2000 in the
New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Massachusetts, he was a son of the
late Frederick and Jessie (Nelson) Stillman. He worked for many years
for Stevens Transport Ltd., and in later years for Border Brokers until
he retired. He is survived by wife, Grace (Foley); sons, Fenton (Joan),
Hammonds Plains; Robert (Lucille), Milford Station; grandchildren,
William, Frank, Michelle, Lysette, Marie, Sandy; 10 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, George and Howard; sisters, Hilda
Houghton and Hazel Lomax; granddaughter, Barbara; great-grandson, Mark;
great-granddaughter, Jaime. No visitation by request. Cremation has
taken place. Memorial will be held June 9, 2 p.m. in J. A. Snow's
Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Private burial in Fairview Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of your choice.
SWEENEY, Clayton Harold - 82, Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., passed away
June 5, 2000, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, he
was a son of the late Gordon and Matilda (Crosby) Sweeney. He was a
member of Sanford United Baptist Church. He served 4 1/2 years overseas
during the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He was a 4-H leader. He was a member of the Friends of the Yarmouth
Light. He was an artisan of canoe building. He was a retired farmer and
fisherman. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Muriel Churchill;
daughters, Victoria Sweeney, Yarmouth; Joyce Griffith, Saskatoon, Sask;
sons, Cyril, Victoria, B.C.; Sidney, Yarmouth; brother, Vernon,
Chegoggin; sister, Margaret Smith, Dayton; eight grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant son, Harold;
brothers, Leonard, Ivan; sisters, Mabel Rose, Mildred Pratt. The body is
in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Rev. Johan
Eichorn and Rev. John Symonds officiating, in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel.
Burial in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
THOMAS, Mary Elizabeth Victoria - of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, passed
away Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Neil J. and Annie
(Colson) MacNeil, of Scotchtown. She was a member of Holy Cross Church,
Glace Bay. She was a veteran of WWII, having served with the Canadian
Women's Army Corp and was a member of Branch #3 Royal Canadian Legion
where she served as 2nd Vice President and Social Chairperson. She also
volunteered with the Red Cross. Mrs. Thomas is survived by daughters,
Frances (Barbe) Lamothe, Victoria Mines, Cookie (Thomas) Brown and
Barbara Thomas, both of Glace Bay; sons, Michael Barbe, Whitby, Ont.;
James (Jimmy) Thomas, Hawkesbury, Ont.; and Neil Thomas, Dartmouth,
N.S.; stepdaughter, Ellen Sylvester, Winchester, Ont.; 11 grandchildren
and 5 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by
her husbands, Paul Barbe and James E. Thomas and her sister, Patsy
MacNeil. Funeral mass will be held today at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Church,
Glace Bay with Fr. John Graham officiating. Cremation will follow.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. No flowers by request.
Donations in Mrs. Thomas' memory may be made to Taigh Na Mara Bus Fund
or charity of choice.