Audrey Jean Anderson
80, Annapolis Royal
Anderson, Audrey Jean, 80 of Annapolis Royal, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Annapolis Royal Nursing Home.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late James and Hazel (Johnson) Adams.
She graduated from Acadia University in 1936 with a certificate in Home Economics and with her BA in 1940. She taught in the Glace Bay school system from 1940 to 1946. She moved to Annapolis Royal in 1948 where she was a member of St. George and St. Andrews United Church and was very active in community affairs.
She is survived by son, Kirk and wife Mary Ann, Columbus, Tex.; grandchildren, Colin and Audrey; brother, Kirk and wife Phyllis Adams, Glace Bay; nephew Paul and niece, Audrey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Crawford.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday from St. George and St. Andrews United Church, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille.
Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Annapolis Community Health Centre.
53, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Robert Davidson, 53, of Thunder Bay, Ont. and formerly of Brookland Street, Glace Bay died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Thunder Bay.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Ruth (Brindley) (Davidson) McKillop and the late Alex Davidson. He was employed as a crain elevator operator.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; his mother, Ruth (Davidson) McKillop, Glace Bay; brothers, Alex, Fred, Glace Bay, Donald, Ottawa, Ont., Roy, Sydney, Arthur, Yarmouth; a sister, Jean MacDonald, Boston, Mass.
Visitation will be in the Everest Funeral Home, 299 Waverley St., Thunder Bay, Ont., where a funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
John Anthony MacLellan
78, Riverside, Inverness County
John Anthony MacLellan, 78, of Riverside, Inverness County, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Riverside, he was the son of Ronald J. (Big Ronald MacLellan, known as the violin playing blacksmith) and Mary Ann (MacDonald) MacLellan. He was a member of St. Margaret Parish, West Bay Road, where he sang in the choir all his life. He also sang in many other choirs throughout Cape Breton. He was retired from the CNR, where he worked as a patrolman and foreman. He was also a former employee with Canada Packers in Sydney.
He is survived by a brother, Donald F., City of York, Ont.; sisters, Theresa, Riverside, Marie C., Sydney; a nephew, R.J.
He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and John R., in infancy.
Visitation will take place at the W.J. Whitty Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, today and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Church, West Bay Road with Rev. Peter MacLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret Parish or the Strait Richmond Hospital Fund.
Ruth McKillop (Davidson)
82, Glace Bay
Ruth McKillop (Davidson), 82, of 228 Brookland St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at her residence.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Lucille (Wareham) Brindley. She was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean MacDonald, Boston, Mass.; sons, Alex, Fred, Glace Bay; Donald (and friend Diane), Ottawa, Ont., Roy (and wife Marie), Sydney, Arthur (and wife Betty), Yarmouth; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Alex Davidson, her second husband, Kenneth McKillop, a son, Robert Davidson.
Visitation will take place Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in The Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
John Archibald (Archie) McKinnon
73, North Sydney
John (Archie) McKinnon, 73, a resident of 65 Stanley St., North Sydney and formerly of New Campbellton, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at home.
Born in Bras d'Or, he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Serroul) McKinnon. Archie had been employed as a seaman with imperial Oil for a number of years and later as a stationary engineer and equipment manager with Brewers Warehousing in Toronto, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or and held a position on the board of managers. He was a member of the Bras d'Or Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club, and in his earlier years was involved in junior sports in Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jessie Robertson; son, Bill (Cheryl), Regina, Sask.; grandchildren, Billy, Lisa, Brett, Julia; sister, Mary (Mrs. Lou Annese), North Tweksbury, Mass. and two brothers, Raymond, Rockford, Ill. and Robert, Waterbury, Conn.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Bill, James and Joe.
Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Friday, 2 p.m. from St. James Church, Big Bras d'Or, Rev. Richie Robertson officiating. Burial to follow in St. James Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Hazel L. Tobin, 63
Hazel L. Tobin, 63, of 1 Beacon Cres., North Sydney, died Tuesday Oct. 20, 1998, in the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Frederick C. and Elizabeth (Hilliard) Youden. In her earlier years, Hazel was employed as a cashier with the British Co-op store in North Sydney for a number of years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by two sisters, Lorraine (Mrs. Ronald Green), North Sydney, Mrs. Joan Parsons, Halifax; four nieces, Debbie (Ernie) Sheaves, Fort McMurray, Gail (Tim) Hickey, Frenchvale, Judy (Paul) Dupont, Sydney Mines and Kim (Paul) Dipersio, Sydney Mines; three nephews, Fred (Glenda) Green, Fort McMurray, Steven and Scott Parsons, both of Halifax; seven grandnieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer.
Hazel will be sadly missed and always remembered by her family and friends.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will take place today at 4 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial of ashes to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
68, Calgary, Alta.
(This obituary appeared incorrectly in Thursday's edition. The Cape Breton Post apologizes for any inconvenience).
Gordon Carter, of Calgary, formerly a resident of Donkin, passed away peacefully at the Glen Morgan Nursing Home in Calgary, Monday Oct. 19, 1998.
Born in Donkin, he was the son of the late Wilford and Mary Carter.
He is survived by a son, Gordon Jr., Calgary; two daughters, Debbie Ellison and Dale MacLeod; three grandchildren, Matthew, Diana and Chad; three sisters, Margaret Howie, Donkin, Kathleen Wadden, Toronto and Mary Hillock, Peterborough, Ont.; a brother, David Carter, Glace Bay.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Isabel, two brothers, Jack and Lawrence.
Cremation took place under the direction of Foster s Garden Chapel Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service led by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 1 in Calgary. Burial will take place at Queens Park Cemetery in Calgary.
"Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him"
William Thomas Currie
(This obituary appeared incorrectly in Thursday's edition. The Cape Breton Post apologizes for any inconvenience.)
William Thomas Currie (Retired Canada Post 1988) died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at the Scarborough General Hospital, Ontario.
Formerly of New Waterford. Beloved husband of 42 years of Bernadette (Syms). Loving father of Joseph, Michael and wife, Linda, Francis and wife, Connie. Dear Papa of Matthew, David, Jennifer, Ryan, Ellen, Katherine, Mallory, Emily, and Andrew. Great-Papa of Carly. Also survived by sisters and brothers, Margaret Boutilier and Duncan Currie, Campbell River, B.C., Mary Murray and Martha Gillis, New Waterford and John Currie, Boston Mass. He will be missed by other relatives and friends.
Friends were received at the Scarborough Chapel of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (East of St. Clair Ave.). Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 131 Birchmount Rd., Wednesday, September 30, at 10 a.m. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice.
Mrs. Bertha Catherine Forrest
76, Sydney Mines
Mrs. Bertha Catherine Forrest, 76, of 77 Ocean St., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born at Alder Point, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Catherine (Devoe) Leblanc. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by five daughters, Catherine "Kay" (Mrs. Russell Bradley), Annie Mae (Mrs. Leroy Tremblett), Barbara, all of Sydney Mines, Maisie (Mrs. Michael Donovan), Millville, Mary Penny, Ontario; two sons, Douglas (Tessie), Alex (Kim), both of Sydney Mines; four sisters, Ninette (Mrs. Bill Standing), North Sydney, Violet (Mrs. Bill Forrest), Sydney Mines, Goldie (Mrs. Gerald Bonnar), Evelyn (Mrs. Ben Thurbide), both of Alder Point; two brothers, Elmer, Sydney, George, New Victoria; 30 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, William; daughters, Sandra, Sharron, Brenda Lee, a son in infancy, sisters, Beatrice, Grace, Olive, Shirley, brothers, Bennie, Albert, Leslie.
Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
Kay (Peters) Pushie
Kay (Peters) Pushie, of Avalon Drive, Sydney River passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at home, after a five year battle with cancer.
Born in L'Ardoise, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Susan (Lathigee) Peters. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church, and the Sydney River Y's Menettes.
She started singing with the Emilio Pace Orchestra in the 40s and later with the Acadians at the popular Silver Rail. She did several TV and radio shows and the Rotary show Anything Goes in 1974. She worked at Woolco Dept. Store for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ross; two daughters, Nancy (Greg) MacDonald, Westmount, Susan (Bill) Curtis, Halifax; two sons, Ray (Penney), Texas, Andy (Stacey), Halifax; seven grandchildren, Ainslie, Ryan, Christopher, Kayla, Eric, Nicole and Evan; four sisters, Mary Briand, Rita MacKay, Cecilia Sampson, all of Ontario and Rose Walsh, Sydney River and one brother, Abe, Sydney.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Viola Landry and Florence Jacobs.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Sydney River Y's Menettes.
Rose Reid (Dawson)
Rose Reid (Dawson) passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998.
She was the beloved wife of Fred Reid. Dear mother of Marilyn Prouby, Robert (Louise), Leonard, Lana and Dianna. She was also a loving grandmother to Ken, Adam. Dear sister of Alice (Hooper), Mary, Genievieve (O'Callaghan) Dora (Clarke) and brother, Bernie.
She was predeceased by brothers, Nicholas, John, Arthur, Peter, Charles and Raymond.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 23 at the Chapel Inperment Highland Park Cemetery.
Neil Joseph (Scottie) Scott
69, Glace Bay
Neil Joseph (Scottie) Scott, 51 Falmouth St., Sydney and formerly of Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998 at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late George and Mary (MacDonald) Scott.
Scottie is survived by seven children, Barbara Ann Agaiby, Port Hawkesbury, Rita MacKennzie, New Waterford, Brian Scott, Toronto, Shirley MacDonnell, Port Hood, Lee Ann Peeples, Mulgrave, Robbie Scott MacEachern, Aspen and Michael McGinnis, Fall River; four brothers and two sisters, Danny MacDonald, New Waterford, Harry Scott, Dougie Scott, both of Toronto, and George, Glace Bay, Lena, Sydney and Florence, Glace Bay.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, the former Carmeliea Doucette, sons, Joey, John Niel, daughters, Jacquelin and Mary Theresa, two brothers, Billy and Murray.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A Christian farewell service will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Saturday at 7 a.m. Donations in Scottie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.