45, Flin Flon, Man.
Leslie Beaton, 45, of Flin Flon, Man., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at home.
A native of Leitches Creek, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Murray Wilson Beaton and Louise Catherine Beaton. He lived in Flin Flon, Man. with his family for 22 years, sharing with them his love of outdoor life and activities. He was employed with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting as a power engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Donovan) Beaton; daughters, Amanda and Amber, at home; sisters, Virginia Donovan, Leitches Creek, Deborah Feetham, Oyster Pond; many other relatives.
Memorial service will take place Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek with the Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Wilfred Ernest Dillon
Wilfred Ernest Dillon, 89, of Sydney, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Round Island, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Janie (Phillips) Dillon.
Wilfred was a partner in and services manager for Island Ford Sales for many years. He was a past master of Sydney Lodge No. 84, past High Priest Prince of Wales Chapter No. 10, past Preceptor of C.B. Preceptory No. 43, a member of Philae Temple, past-president of C.B. Shrine Club, a member of Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 155, and a member and elder of St. Andrew's United Church.
He is survived by his wife, Erna (MacAulay); four daughters, Maureen (Mrs. Gordon Buchanan), Dartmouth, Sheila (Mrs. Edward MacAulay), Truro, Ruth (Mrs. Douglas Rose), Dartmouth and Lois Dillon, Chester, N.J.; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Ethel Nicol, Glace Bay, Jean Jones, Burlington, N.C., Bertha Peach, Burlington, N.C. and Kay Mikkelson, Marion Bridge; two brothers, Eldridge, Bridgewater and Leslie, Scarborough, Ont.
He was predeceased by one son, Robert; two brothers, Louis and Ira and one sister, Anna (Mrs. Alex Lewis).
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held in St. Andrew's Church Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Irving officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery, Mira.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund or a charity of choice.
Wilfred will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by family and friends.
Murray James Alexander MacKeigan
82, Marion Bridge
Murray James Alexander MacKeigan, 82, of Big Ridge, Marion Bridge, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Launchlie and Jessie Ann (MacDonald) MacKeigan.
He retired from the maintenance department of the Sydney School Board, he was a member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Marion Bridge. He was a veteran of the Second World War having served with the R.C. Engineers.
He was survived by his companion, Dolena Shaw; one brother, Willie, Big Ridge. He was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret, Sarah and Ann; four brothers, Malcolm, Neil, John, and Donald (Dan).
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Marion Bridge. A memorial services will be held at a later date.
Sheldon B. MacLeod
54, Antigonish County
Sheldon B. MacLeod, 54 of Fraser's Grant, Antigonish County died October 28, 1998 in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the adopted son of the late Charles and Flora (Smith) MacLeod. He was recently reunited with his natural siblings, the MacRury family of Whycocomagh.
He was a carpenter, having worked with Rossi Construction and Maritime Form works in Halifax for many years. He later formed his own company, MacLeod Construction. He was a member of the Carpenters Union.
He is survived by his former wife Moira (Chisholm), Dartmouth, one son, Charles, Arichat, one daughter, Sarah, Dartmouth, grand-daughter Cayleigh, brother Wilson (Lois), Dartmouth, sister Erma Waters, Bramley Ont.
He was predeceased by a brother, Angus.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 2-9 p.m. Thursday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. A grave-side services will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. in Black Brook Cemetery, Pot Morien with Rev. James Chisholm officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
John Thomas (Jack) Pearson
John Thomas (Jack) Pearson, passed away at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital geriatric ward, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998. Jack Pearson in his 84th year.
Beloved husband, lover and friend of Yvonne Christopherson, loved father of John, Sheldon and Angus of Sydney, N.S., Mrs. Marjorie Oliver, his only daughter, Guy and Shaun of Hamilton, dear brother-in-law of Janie Pearson of Sydney.
Predeceased by his parents, Capt. Michael and Merceedes (O'Brien) Pearson, his beloved son Terrance and his brothers Howard, Ronald, Cecil and Gordon.
Dear Papa of 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Jack was a former manger of the Leander Boat Club for 24 years, former professional boxer and fight promoter and founding member and manager of the Mine Mill Nickel Inco Boxing Club, Sudbury Ont., where he spent several years before moving to Hamilton. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews in Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Nova Scotia. He loved life, sports, and boating.
Visitation at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 1919 King St. East, Hamilton Ont., Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be offered at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 at 9 a.m. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Prayer vigil on Friday at 7 p.m.
If desired donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by family.
Smooth sailing John-Y.
Wilma Christine (Tootsie) Severance
Word was received by family members of the sudden passing of Tootsie (Shaw) Severance on Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in Ontario.
She was the daughter of the late Florence Shaw, Loch Lomond.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur; daughters, Meta, Edwina and a son, Arthur, all of Ontario; five grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Linda Shaw, Mira and several aunts and uncles in Cape Breton.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held in Marathon, Ont. on Oct. 27, 1998.
Remains will be returned to Cape Breton for burial at a later date.
Mary Anita Taylor
83, St. Peter's
Mary Anita Taylor, 83, of St. Peter's, Richmond County, formerly of Louisdale, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Louisdale, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Melina (Landry) Sampson. She is survived by a son, Gerald, Delta, B.C.; sisters, Caroline Sampson, River Bourgeois, Virginia Richardson, Connecticut, Mass.; brothers, Johnny, B.C. Ernest, Helaire, both of Louisdale; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Albert, brothers, Arthur, Joseph, Felix, Helaire, sisters, Elizabeth, Beatrice, Jane.
Visitation in the Glen Sampson Memorial Room in Louisdale today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Funeral to be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Louisdale with Rev. Charlie Cameron officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Louis Rosary Park Fund or to the charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
Mae F. Budge
70, Glace Bay
Mae F. Budge, 70, of 54 Water St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Winnifred (Coffin) Tredwell. She was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay.
Mrs. Budge is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Bob Mullins), North Sydney; a son, Bryan at home; sisters, Alexis (Mrs. Art Billard), Glace Bay, Sharon (Mrs. Billie Clarke), Glace Bay; brothers, Frank, Glace Bay, Robert, Niagara Falls, Ont.; grandchildren, Christopher, Scott, Laurie Lynn, Trevor, Bryan; one great-grandson, Connor.
Predeceased by her husband, William in 1987, sons, William and Terrance, daughter, Shelly MacDougall, brothers, Earl (Bud), Allister (Ace) and infant brother, Louis.
Visitation for Mrs. Budge will take place Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in The Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 at 3 p.m. in Epworth United Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations to Epworth United Church or the Glace Bay Canadian Cancer Society.
Stephen D. (Archie) Pearcey
26, Kelowna, B.C.
Stephen Douglas (Archie) Pearcey, 26, a resident of Kelowna, B.C., formerly of North Sydney, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in Kelowna.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of James and Alice (Best) Pearcey. He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Besides his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Alexis, Kelowna, B.C.; one son, Jordan, North Sydney; three brothers, Joe, Dartmouth, Jimmy (Ingrid) and Shane William, both of Ontario; three sisters, Mary (Mrs. Elmer Devoe), Alder Point, Patricia (Mrs. Greg Hoeg), North Sydney and Jeannie Pearcey (Jackie), Bras d'Or; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Sunday, 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery North Sydney.
Paula (MacPhee) Thiessen
M. Pauline (Paula) Thiessen, 28, of 360 Skogg Ave., Hinton, Alta. and formerly of 109 Kings Ave., Dominion, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, in Hinton, as the result of an automobile accident which also claimed the life of her companion dog, Gypsy.
Born in Dominion, she was the loving daughter of Blair and Catherine (Doucette) MacPhee and the wife and best friend of Keith Thiessen.
Paula attended Bridgeport School before graduating from Morrison High. She completed her program at the N.S. Teachers College and next graduated from St. Mary's University. She taught in different schools in the local area before moving to Alberta, where she taught in Rocky Mountain House, High Level, Meander and most recently in Hinton. A valedictorian of her graduating class, she was also very active in community affairs.
Paula's kindness touched the hearts of all those who met and knew her.
Besides her parents and her husband, Keith, she is survived by two sisters, Bernadette and Susan and one brother, Donald, all of Alberta; her maternal grandmother, Thelma Doucette. She will be sadly missed by all her aunts and uncles and by her many friends.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Victor Doucette, her paternal grandparents, Donald John and Mary MacPhee.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, where funeral services will take place in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Donations to the IWK Children's Hospital in Paula's name are suggested as memorials.
"We know God has taken a loving daughter and beloved wife to Heaven to teach the children up there."
Shirley Agatha (Young) Tobin
Shirley Agatha (Young) Tobin, of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998.
Born in Bras d'Or, she was the daughter of the late Hilary and Elizabeth Vencentia (Serroul) Young. She was a member of the St. Pius X Parish, Sydney Mines. She worked at St. Joseph's School in Sydney Mines, for 40 years as a supervisor.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene and Diane (Marcel) Gaudet, both of Sydney Mines; a son, Wayne (Donna Shaw), also of Sydney Mines; three brothers, Fred (Eleanor) Young, North Sydney, Pat (Bernice) Young, Halifax and Harry (Lydia) Young, British Columbia; six sisters, Brenda (Greg MacMullan), Hildred (Bill Lewis), both of North Sydney, Theresa Tobin, Sydney, Mildred (Gillis Gamache), Quebec, Ethel Gould and Kay Gale, both of Ontario. Also surviving are her most precious treasures her granddaughters, Hillary and Mallory Gaudet and Megan, Victoria and Vanessa Tobin, a grandson, Andrew Tobin and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril (Mick), two sons, Keith Patrick and Elmer and a sister, Mary (Johnson), one grandson, Jaret Gaudet and a granddaughter, Faith Gaudet.
Visitation will be held at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines with Fr. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.