Susan Ann Devoe
42, North Sydney
Susan Ann Devoe, 42, a resident of 187 Mapleview Dr., North Sydney, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of Mr. George Ford of North Sydney and the late Mary Pearl (Robinson) Ford. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney.
Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Gary Devoe; three sons, Gary, Timmy and Bruce; two daughters, Patricia and Karen, all at home; five grandchildren, Timothy, Dwayne, Jordan, Suzanne and Kaitlin; one sister, Patricia (Mrs. Charles Taylor), Sydney Mines; five brothers, William (Wanda), Sydney Mines, George (Tanya), Sydney Mines, Jimmy at home, Freddie (Susan), Florence and Gordon (Lisa), Point Aconi and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her mother, she was predeceased by one brother, William Henry.
No visitation by request. A memorial mass will be held Monday, 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, North Sydney with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Mary Agnes Gillis
82, Glace Bay
Mary Agnes Gillis, 82, of 33A Argyle St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Catherine (MacDonald) Petrie. Mrs. Gillis was a member of St. Anne’s Parish, Glace Bay. She was an active member of a local card club that met regularly.
She is survived by her husband, Francis X.; sons, Joseph (Jean), Charlie (Betty), both of Glace Bay and Stephen (Anna), Sydney; sister, Frances (Mrs. Lennie Tilley), Toronto; brothers, Pat Petrie, Toronto and John Petrie, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Gilbert, daughter in infancy, Genevieve, sisters, Bertha, Leona (Ducky), Rita (Girley), brothers, Mike, Tommy and great-granddaughter, Jessica.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Gillis will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Johnatha (Jackie) MacLeod
68, Port Caledonia
Johnatha (Jackie) MacLeod, 68, of 303 Mines Rd., Port Caledonia, Cape Breton County, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at the family residence.
Born in Donkin, he was the son of the late Alexander and Agnes (Kellaway) MacLeod. He was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia. He was a life member of Branch 5, Royal Canadian Legion and also was past-president of Branch 5 Legion. Jackie served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years, and served in Germany twice and throughout Canada. In his younger years, he was very active in sports.
He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Mrs. Mike Symes), Courtenay, B.C., Sharon Siba, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Gail Lawrence, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, Shelley, Cheryl, Matthew, Shannon; great-grandchildren, Meagan, Jocelyn and Brodie; sisters, Annie (Mrs. Wilf Edmond), Donkin, Phyllis (Mrs. Kirk Adams), Glace Bay, Margaret Shepard, Marion Bridge.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce MacLeod and two brothers, John R. and James.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. this evening (Saturday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port Caledonia with Father Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the Cape Breton Veteran’s Comfort Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society are suggested as memorials.
Murdock Lauchlin MacLeod
78, Dunvegan, Inverness County
Murdock Lauchlin MacLeod, 78, of Dunvegan, Inverness County, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born in Dunvegan, he was the son of the late John C. and Cassie (MacKinnon) MacLeod of Dunvegan.
At varying times throughout his life, he was a farmer, road worker, fisherman, mailman, school bus driver, supervisor of pupil transportation for the County of Inverness and an entrepreneur, creating the MacLeod’s Beach and Campsite on the family property in Dunvegan in 1969, subsequently acquiring the Inverness Beach Village in Inverness and facilitating the establishment of the MacLeod Inn at Broad Cove.
He served in various executive positions on the St. Margaret’s Parish Council, Broad Cove, was a trustee of the school board for the Municipality of the County of Inverness and a member of the Canso Regional Vocational School Board.
Some of the associations of which he was a member include the following: The Co-operative Association of Nova Scotia, the Campground Owners Association of Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Tourism Association and the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by five daughters, Bernadette, Ottawa, Anita, Halifax, Betty Lou, Toronto, Theresa, Vancouver, Deborah, Dartmouth; seven sons, John C., Braintree, Mass., Gil, Dunvegan, Charles, Inverness, Ivan, Inverness, Wayne, Halifax, Murdock, Ottawa, Alistair, Dunvegan; five sisters, Theresa, Halifax, Alice, Richmond, Que., Catherine, Quincy, Mass., Sister Evelyn, Fredericton, N.B., and Christena, Deepdale; two brothers, Rev. John, Louisdale and Charles, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Megan, Sarah and Alexander Lauchlin.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian and his sister, Sister Mary.
The late Mr. MacLeod will rest at the Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Church, Broad Cove, Monday, May 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John MacLeod and the Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Sister Sara MacNeil (Marie Vianney)
97, Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse
Sister Sara of Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Mother Berchmans Centre Limited.
Born in Shenacadie, Cape Breton County, she was a daughter of the late Roderick D. and Mary Ann (MacKinnon) MacNeil. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1935 an made her religious profession in 1938. Sister Sara served in Congregational Ministries in Canada and the United States for over 45 years. Retiring to Mount St. Vincent Motherhouse in 1976, Sister continued to do volunteer work.
Surviving are sister, Elizabeth MacKillop, Whitby, Ont., Cecilia MacNeil, Beaver Cove, Cape Breton County.
She was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Charles, Stephen, sisters, Sister Rose Carmel, SC, Mary Gillis and Margaret MacDonald.
Burial took place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, May 6, 1999.
Edward Linwood Walters
68, Glace Bay
Visitation for the late Edward Linwood Walters, who passed away Thursday, May 6, will be held in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Saturday) from 2-4 p.m. Graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, McLeod Crossing with the Rev. Peter Clifford Bisson officiating.
Donations may be made to the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A good, kind, gentle person has gone to his rest – “Dad, if our love could have saved you, you would still be with us. Sleep peacefully.”
Alphonse (Butch) Angione
52, New Waterford
Alphonse (Butch) Angione, 52, of 276 Hudson Street, New Waterford, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at his residence.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Sadie (Fraser) Angione and the late Geno Angione. Butch was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and was employed with Devco for 27 years. He enjoyed playing darts and was involved in automotive services.
Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, the former Florence Fortune; two daughters, Anna Marie and Patricia Ann, both of New Waterford; three sons, Michael and Gervase of New Waterford and Kenneth (Sylvia), Ontario. He is also survived by four sisters, Theresa, Emma (Mrs. Roger Embree), Annette (Mrs. Pat Tighe) and Cathy (Mrs. Leo Head), all of New Waterford; two brothers, Tony (Wendy), New Waterford and Joseph, Toronto.
Besides his father Geno, he was predeceased by one brother, John Peter. Visitation was held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral will be held today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Cremation will follow.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association as memorials.
"He has always been there for us."
Gordon (Gordie) Blake
63, Glace Bay
Gordon (Gordie) Blake, 63, of 1 Amelia Street, Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Mary (MacMullin) Blake. Gordie was a former resident of 4th Street in New Aberdeen. He worked in the Sandhouse at #20 Colliery, the Bankhead at #26 Colliery and he worked as the janitor in Lingan Phalen Colliery until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Salvation Army in Glace Bay as well as the Salvation Army Mens' Club. Gordie was an avid floor hockey player.
He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Appleton; four daughters, Arlene Blake, Sarnia Ont., Glenda Blake, Oshawa, Ont., Patricia (Mrs. Angus MacLeod), Glace Bay, Marie (Mrs. Roderick Russell), Glace Bay; a son, Eric and wife Carol, Glace Bay; three brothers, Bob and Jack, both of Markham, Ont., Don, Brampton, Ont.; two sisters, Elsie (Mrs. Warren Gladman), Surrey, B.C., Margie (Mrs. Wilfred Barrett), Glace Bay; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Gordie was predeceased by a son, John Glen; sister, Ida Gallant and two uncles, Murdock and Gordon MacMullin.
Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 2 p.m. Thursday with Major D. Baggs officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Blake's remains will be taken to the Citadel at noon time on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.
Christina Margaret Burrows
89, Glace Bay
Christina Margaret (Tina) Burrows, 89, of 53 Brookside Street, Glace Bay, entered into eternal life on Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Agnes (Lamey) McNeil. She was a woman of great faith, courage, generosity and inner strength. A faithful parishioner of Holy Cross Parish, she was a former member and at one time president of Holy Cross Altar Society. She worked as a liaison person for the Ladies' Retreats at Gardiner Mines.
Over the years she was involved in community affairs. She served as a volunteer with the Red Cross, was a member and at one time president of the Glace Bay Girl Guides Association. She was also a volunteer for Books on Wheels, Meals on Wheels and Telephone Outreach.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Murray, at home, Sr. Agnes, Sr. Martha Eileen, Martha (Danny) Matheson, Glace Bay, Tina (Oran) Mosher, Lower Sackville, Theresa (Alban) Thomas, Big Pond, Kay (Joe) Mauti, Bert, Carol O'Quinn, Gerard (Eleanor), Cheryl MacKenzie, all of Ontario; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Blanche Burrows and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Murray; a daughter, Eileen; brothers, Jack and Jimmie; daughter-in-law, Barb; sons-in-law, Hughie O'Quinn and Eric MacKenzie.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church on Friday at 10 a.m., Fr. John Graham officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Joan Eileen Ann Fougere
Joan Eileen Ann Fougere, 59, of 226 Rear Dillon St., Sydney, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Poulamon, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Ann (Leblanc) Provost. She attended St. Theresa's Church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard MacAulay; five daughters, Theresa Smith, Ina Fougere, Edwina Fougere, Rosaline Fougere, all of New Brunswick, Arlene Fougere, Meat Cove; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Sampson, Antigonish, Priscilla MacDonald, Sydney, and one brother, Elmer Provost, Antigonish. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Theresa in infancy.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel Wednesday, 2 p.m. with interment in Oakfield Cemetery, Hillside Mira.
80, Hornes Rd., Mira
Isabel Hemsworth, 80, Hornes Rd., Mira, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Margaret (MacNeil) MacKinnon. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney. Isabel's priority was her family, everyone who knew her will remember her humour, her dedication and generosity as a mother, grandmother and friend was abounding.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Margaret "Judy" (Mrs. Dave Tetford), Mira; one sister, Peggy (Mrs. Donald MacMillan), Sydney; three brothers, Sandy (Mary) MacKinnon, Sydney, Steve MacKinnon, Hamilton, Ont., Leo MacKinnon, Sydney, and two grandchildren, Cheryl and Joey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph O. in 1967; two brothers, Donald and John and two sisters, Anna Gillis and Libby Rateau.
The late Mrs. Hemsworth had visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rev. N. MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Johanna Elizabeth Kenny
Johanna Elizabeth Kenny, 94, of R.K. MacDonald Guest House, Antigonish, passed away peacefully Sept. 30, 1998, at the nursing home where she had been a resident for the last two months.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Francis in 1968 after 45 years of marriage.
Left to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted mother are daughters, Mary (Jackie) Wood, Aulds Cove, Margaret Schmidt, Rose (Patrick) Bork, both of Dartmouth, Marion Martin, Toronto, Kathleen, Halifax, Genevieve (John) Mackley, Sydney; sons, John, Mississauga, Charlie, Douglas, Jerome, all of Antigonish, Archie, Halifax, Gerard, Brampton, Ont.; 55 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral mass St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish, on Oct. 3, 1998, Rev. Conrad Edwards officiated. Burial took place in St. Andrews Church Cemetery, St. Andrews, Antigonish.
Raymond Powers, of 8 Turnbull Street, Dominion, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in QEII VG Site, Halifax.
Born in Wallsend, England, he was a son of the late George and Isabella Powers, Raymond started work at the young age of 14, in England's coal industry and was recruited in 1968 to come to Canada and to work underground in Grande Cache, Alberta. He later joined Petro-Canada Coal Division as a safety supervisor. He initiated much of the mine rescue techniques since incorporated in international competitions. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Grande Cache, Calgary and Fort McMurray. He enjoyed sketching and devoted much of his retirement years to this hobby, as well as to his fishing and gardening.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia (nee Faulder) with whom he celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on July 31 of this year; by two daughters, Maureen Girard (Norman McEwan), Abbottsford, B.C., and Lorraine (Paul McPhee) Powers, Glace Bay; and two sons, Brian Raymond (Annmarie), Goderich, Ont., and Kevin Stuart, Lac La Biche, Alberta; and by grandchildren, Andre Girard, Abbottsford, Leandra Jade and Kelsey Adelle Powers, Goderich, Jennifer Marie and Justin Kyle McPhee, Glace Bay. Ray is the last surviving member of 14 children in his immediate family.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of life and funeral service will be held in the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main Street, Glace Bay, Wednesday morning. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Ray's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Mary Carmel Turner
Mary Carmel Turner of 6 English Street, Glace Bay, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rebecca (Foley) Turner. Mary was a member of Holy Cross Church in Glace Bay.
She is survived by two sisters, Ida, Glace Bay, Cecilia, Glace Bay (with whom she resided).
She was predeceased by four brothers, Alfred, Sam, Steve and Vincent.
Visitation took place Sunday evening at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, Father John Graham officiated. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Holy Cross Parish, Glace Bay.
Gertrude (Hines) Whitty
83, Ingonish Beach
Gertrude (Hines) Whitty, 83, of Ingonish Beach, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, in Northside General Hospital.
Born in Ingonish Beach, she was the daughter of the late Godfrey and Mary (Williams) Hines. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Ingonish Beach. Her life's priority was always her family. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a generous and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, George; daughters, Agnes (Tom) Donovan, Ingonish Beach, Cathy (Basil) Favaro, Sackville, N.B., Lillian (Glen) Pepperdine, Enfield, N.S.; sons, Freeman (Flora Ann), Charlottetown, P.E.I., Maurice (Violet), Bert (Sandra), both of Ingonish Beach, Douglas (Judy), Antigonish, Joseph (Edie), Liverpool, N.S. and daughter-in-law, Ivetta Whitty of Halifax. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren; five great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sons, Barry, Dennis, Everett; daughter Theresa and grandson, Blair.
Visitation was held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 1998 at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral mass will be held today (Tuesday), October 13, 1998, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Ingonish Beach, with the Reverend John Morrison and the Reverend Charles Donovan officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Graveyard Memorial Fund, St. Peter's Parish, P.O. Box 21, Ingonish Beach, N.S. B0C 1L0.
Williams, Sister Mary
Williams, Sister Mary, formerly Sr. Frances Joseph, a sister of St. Martha, 82. of Bethany Motherhouse, Antigonish, died on October 9, 1998 at Bethany. Born in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hattie (Spears) Williams. Sister Mary entered the congregation in 1937. She served 14 years in the Altar Bread Dept. at Bethany. She also served in the offices at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish; Little Flower Institute, Sydney; St. Martha's Catholic Centre, Boston, and Galilee Community, Arnprior, Ont. Following three years as Sacristan at St. F.X. University, she served four years as parish visitor and catechetics teacher in Blairmore, Alta. For 28 years she served in library ministry at St. Martha's Hospital and nurse's residence, Antigonish; Breton Education Centre and Family Resource Centre of Family Life in Sydney and the Bethany Library until her recent admission to extended care. She is survived by sisters, Florence Bates, Julia Neville, Sydney; brothers, Edward, Sydney River, Joseph, Dartmouth, James, Spryfield, John D., Sydney and Vincent, Truro. She was predeceased by sister, Alice Schwing; half-sisters, Maude Morrison, Ella Williams and half-brother, Albert. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today in Bethany Chapel with Rev. Edward MacIsaac officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the C.L. Curry Funeral home, Antigonish.