Rose MacNeil, of Brookside Street, Glace Bay, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Center.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late James and Ethel (Ward) Bennett. She was a member of the World Wide Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Ignatius; one son Barry, Port Hawkesbury; one sister, Jean Graves, Saint John, N.B.; two grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation to take place. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Calvin Joshua (Josh) Murray
55, Jefferson Pines
Calvin Joshua (Josh) Murray, 55, of Jefferson Pines, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., he was a son of Mrs. Doris (Antle) Murray and the late Obediah Murray. He retired after 34 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Radar-Air and was a member of Markland Masonic Lodge No. 99 Kingston, N.S. He enjoyed his many hobbies.
Surviving are his wife, the former Viola Munroe; son, Guy and his wife, Barb; granddaughter, Josie and grandson, Calvin, Fall River, N.S.; daughter, Lynn and husband, Clayton Osborne; grandson, Rhys, Kingston, N.S.; sisters, Mabel, Glace Bay, Mona (Mrs. Art Mercer), Oromocto, N.B.; brothers, John and wife, Agnes, Guy and wife Marie, all of Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by his father, Obediah and sister, Gareley.
A family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Highland Street, Glace Bay at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sarah Louise Squire
Sarah Louise Squire, 84, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
Born in East Port Bonavista Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Francis (Hapgood) Squire. She came to Cape Breton more than 20 years ago and was employed as a caregiver.
She is survived by a twin, Millie Crisby, sister, Muriel Crisby, East Port, sister, Gertrude Russell, Toronto; a brother, James Squire, Corner Brook, Nfld. and many friends and relatives.
There will be no visitation; cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home.
Thomas Christopher Yhard
Thomas Christopher Yhard, 74, of 500 King's Rd., Sydney, entered into eternal life Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Mary (Murphy) Yhard and Mathew Yhard. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, a member of the 2nd B Cape Breton Highlanders and served during the Second World War in Italy and Northwest Europe, where he received numerous medals. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 12, a member of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association.
He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Dunphy; two daughters, Donna Grover, Brenda Lyon, sons-in-law, Donnie Bishop, Dave Lyon, all of Sydney; three grandchildren, Michael, Melanie, Jennifer; five sisters, Dolly, Bride, Mamie, Margaret, all of Sydney, Mary, Toronto; one brother, Chris, Sydney.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen, Dorothy, two brothers, Gerald, Mathew.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Theresa's Church, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
75, North Sydney
Kathleen Campbell, 75, of 16 Minto St., North Sydney, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Cluett) Belmore. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch No. 19 Royal Canadian Legion.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Peggy), Halifax, Raymond (Louise), Saint John, N.B., Joseph (Arthina), North Sydney; one brother, Samuel, Spryfield; a half-sister, Sophie Barnes, Halifax; six grandchildren, Angela, Junior, Michael, Jessica, Raymond Jr., Logan.
She was predeceased by her husband, George A. Campbell, two daughters, Georgina, Lois, a brother, Robert, three sisters, Mary, Nellie, Betty.
Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery.
Margaret Henderson Dickson
Margaret Dickson, 81, of Westville, N.S., and formerly of Florence, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Glenhaven Manor, New Glasgow.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Henderson) Dickson. She was a member of Wilson United Church, Florence, and an adherent of St. Paul's United, Westville. She was employed at the Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines, for many years until her retirement. Margaret served in WW II with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) and was a past member of the Royal Canadian Ladies Auxiliary, Branch #83, Florence.
She is survived by a sister, Catherine "Katie" (Mrs. Fred Gregor), New Waterford; a sister-in-law, Kaye Dickson, New Waterford; two nieces, Margaret Baxter, Westville, Bonnie Salsman, Halifax; five nephews, Donald MacGillivary, Sydney Mines, Ralph McGillivary, Riverview, N.B., Robert Gregor, Sydney River, Robert Dickson, New Waterford, James Dickson, Halifax.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Henrietta Dickson and Ellen "Nellie" McGillivary; five brothers, William, Thomas, Robert, Andrew, John, James "Buddy."
There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral arrangements, to be announced, are under the direction of the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. No flowers by family request.
Byron Wesley (Babe) MacCharles
81, Annapolis Royal
MacCharles, Byron Wesley (Babe), 81, Annapolis Royal, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Annapolis Community Health Centre.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Daniel and Amanda (Murray) MacCharles.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eileen Hillman; son, Bruce and wife Arlene, Halifax; daughters, Linda and friend Richard Wiles, Gayle and husband Walter Mosher, all of Annapolis Royal, Pamela and husband Dean Smith, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Chris and Allison Mosher, Jill, Adam and Lindsay Smith, Brad and Jeff MacCharles, Krista and Alyson Corcoran and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Ida MacCharles, Annie Andrews, Gloria LeRoux, brothers, Robert, Harold, Murray, Gordon, Aubrey, Grant and Clifford, daughter, Cheryl in infancy and daughter-in-law, Nancy MacCharles.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 will hold their service at 7 p.m. Thursday, both at the Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held Friday at St. George and St. Andrews United Church, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the palliative care unit at Annapolis Community Health Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Elva Dorothy (Rowe) Morley
87, East Bay
Elva D. (Rowe) Morley, 87, of East Bay, formerly of Halifax, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Timmons, Ont., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (Fleet) Young. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish, East Bay. She was employed for many years as a clerk for Eaton's Ltd. in Halifax. Elva loved to paint in oils.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; half-sister, Shirley Goos, Victoria, B.C.; half-brother, Albert Young, Blockhouse, N.S. and by a niece and several nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles F. Rowe, her second husband, Wesley Rowe, her sister, Rhoda Zwicker and by her stepmother, Olive Young.
The late Mrs. Morley will be in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church, East Bay, Rev. F. Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home or a charity of choice.
(Mary) Thelma Murphy
Thelma Murphy, of Victoria Road, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Blanche (MacLaine) Evans.
She is survived by three daughters, Madonna Hamm (Garnet), Calgary, Betty Lou White, Elmsdale, Aileen Goduto (Dominic), Sydney River; one son, Richard White (Jean), Sydney; stepchildren, Ann Boutilier (Harold), Sheet Harbour, Dorena Donovan, Toronto, John Murphy (Sally), Sydney, Gary Murphy, Alberta, Gerald Murphy, Toronto; grandchildren, Amy and John Hamm, Domenica and Don Carlo Goduto, Frankie and Garett Boutilier, Leona Donovan and Samantha Murphy; four brothers, Robert, Leo, James and Paul Evans.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Donald Edwin White in 1957 and Frank Murphy in 1996, sisters, Joan and Aileen, brothers, Lem, Alfred and Bruce and stepson, Tom Murphy.
Thelma was an active member of the Holy Redeemer CWL, Council of Churches, Whitney Pier Historical Society and an Associate of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame and a Eucharistic Minister. She was an avid volunteer in many community organizations and a past employee of the Gaum Clinic.
Visitation will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Marilyn Joyce Parsons
55, Glace Bay
Marilyn Joyce Parsons, 55, of Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She lived in Ontario for the past number of years and moved back to Cape Breton when she and her husband retired a year and a half ago.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Annie (Roberts) Rennie. She was a member of the Glace Bay Salvation Army Citadel.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, William Allister; daughters, Linda Joann, at home in Sydney, Ailson Darlene, Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Blair, Hamilton, Ont.; sister, Doreen, Glace Bay; stepbrothers, William and Archie, Port Hawkesbury; stepsister, Sadie, Glace Bay; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
A memorial service will be held for family members only in Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Anthony (Tony) Serroul
Anthony (Tony) Serroul, 24, of Halifax, and formerly of 1 Stacey Ave., North Sydney, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Halifax.
Born in North Sydney, he was the loving son of Lionel and Maureen (Dunn) Serroul of North Sydney.
Anthony graduated with honours from Memorial High School, Sydney Mines in 1991. He was a member of the Memorial High Reach For The Top Team which won the North American Championship in Dallas, Texas in 1990. He studied French at University Saint Anne in Church Point, N.S. He received his BA from UCCB in 1997 and just recently graduated from C.D.I. College in Halifax. He worked for a number of years with Marine Atlantic as bilingual activity director while attending college and until his death, he was employed at Halifax Message Center. He enjoyed playing soccer and was an avid sports fan.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Monique, St. Mary's University, Halifax and maternal grandfather, Kilmer Dunn, North Sydney.
Anthony will be sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many friends. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Louis (Ben) and Susan Serroul and maternal grandmother, Helen Dunn.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. Joseph Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Epilepsy Canada and the Helen (Balah) Dunn memorial scholarship.
Gordon Thomas Southam
Peacefully at home in Vancouver on October 13th, 1998, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ottawa, Oct. 14th, 1910. He leaves to mourn his loss his dearly beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Jeannie; his five daughters, Carol Robertson, Martha Lou Henley, Stephanie Carlson, Lisa Southam and Nancy Southam, and twelve grandchildren.
Gordon served as Gunnery Officer with the R.C.N.V.R. through World War Two.
Predeceased by their two wonderful sons, Gordon (1976) and Harvey (1991).
Funeral service will be held at three o'clock p.m. on Monday, October 19, 1998, at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
Evelyn Thelma Spencer
Evelyn Thelma Spencer, 83, of 955 George St., Sydney, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Halifax Infirmary site, QE II Science Centre, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jennie (Rutherford) Gardiner. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one son, Douglas (Janice), Bedford, N.S. and one sister, Eileen Snow, Victoria, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, one sister, Dorothy Janes and three brothers, Charlie, Lloyd and Fred.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral from the chapel, Sunday, 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.