Alexander Joseph Campbell
85, New Waterford
Alexander Joseph Campbell, 85, 3136 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, died November 10, 1998, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Campbell. In his early years, he lived in Dominion before moving to New Waterford. Mr. Campbell was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. He worked in the coal mines for 38 years in 1B Colliery, Glace Bay and 18 and 12 Collieries, New Waterford. He was a volunteer for the Joy Program, New Waterford, he was an active member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and an avid card player. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters, Carmie (Mrs. Ray Kavanaugh), New Waterford, and Diane (Mrs. Brian Spencer), Glace Bay. He was a loving grandfather to Jamie, Jason, Jordan and Justin Kavanaugh, Dean and Kyle Spencer.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Kennedy); sister Cassie MacMullin; brothers, Danny, Neil, John, George, Allen and his twin brother in infancy.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillvray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
John W. (Jack) Chisholm
73, Sydney River
Jack Chisholm, 73, of 81 Lynch Drive, formerly of Oxford Street, Sydney, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at his home.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Rita (Chaisson) Chisholm. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. Jack was a member of the C.B. Wildlife Association and the N.S. Anglers Association having been an avid fisherman all his life. He was employed with the C.B. Dairy as a driver/salesman and a route foreman for 38 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Margie (Joe) Legge and Carol Hall, both of Sydney; three sons, Kenny (Mae), Andy (Patricia), both of Sydney River and Morris of Ontario; two sisters, Catherine (Mrs. Greg Fennell) and Mrs. Mary Gaudet, both of Sydney; seven grandchildren, Danny, Jimmy, Jack, Shawn, Lyndon, Kim and Stephanie; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Kathleen Trail.
The late Mr. Chisholm will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. A. O'Connor officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Catherine Elizabeth Clarke
Catherine Elizabeth Clarke, 81, of Armview Estates, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at the QEII Halifax Infirmary site.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Bona) MacIsaac. She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Angus) MacDonald, Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Robin, Christopher, Jennifer; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Michael; three sisters, Mary (Daniel) Hemmings, Sydney; Cecilia Leslie, South Bar; Lexie (Joseph) Menchefski, Sydney; one brother, Wilfred (Bill) MacIsaac, Victoria Mines.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Clarke; one son, Cecil (Sonny); one sister, Mable; three brothers, James, Joseph and Michael.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. Theresa's Church on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Association.
60, New Brunswick
Margaret Cormier, 60, of Bouctouche Bay, New Brunswick, died Monday, November 9, 1998, at Dr. G.L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B.
The late Margaret Cormier was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. She was known as the tarot card reader in Bouctouche Bay for twenty years.
She is survived by her father and mother, Samuel Vokey and Rowena Roberts; her husband, Frank Cormier; two daughters, Stella Cormier of Bouctouche and Debbie Cormier (Danny Peters) of Moncton; three sisters, Jeanette Fordy (Jim), Winnipeg, Man. Evelyn MacInnis (George) Sudbury, Ont., Ellen Philips (Bob) Bras d'Or, N.S.; three brothers, Sam (Olive) Glace Bay, N.S., Dave (Johanne) Ellerslie, P.E.I., Tom (Ginger Smith), Brampton, Ont.
Predeceased by two brothers; John and Bill.
Visitation will be at Maillet Funeral Home Ltd., Bouctouche on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 10-11 a.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 11 a.m. Interment at St-Jean Baptiste RC Cemetery Bouctouche.
Arrangements in care of Maillet Funeral Home, Bouctouche.
Elizabeth (Betty) Farrell
Betty Farrell of Pasadena, California, passed away November 7, 1998, in Pasadena after a lengthy illness.
Born in Reserve Mines, Betty was the of daughter of the late William F. and Caroline (MacLeod) McMullin.
Predeceased by her husband Greg Farrell in 1983, Betty moved to the Pasadena area in 1956 and worked for the County of Los Angeles for 22 years as a Senior Real Property Agent. She had been retired for eight years at the time of her death.
Betty is survived by three sisters; Mary Rudderham of Westmount, Margaret (Peggy) Petrie of Toronto and Joey Fougere of Glace Bay; and by four brothers Francis, Elmer (Porky), Thomas and Joseph McMullin all of Reserve Mines.
Visitation was held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Cabot & Sons Chapel, 300 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena. Funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church at 1845 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena.
Roderick (Roddie) Fraser
Mr. Roderick Cambria (Roddie) Fraser, 71, of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 1998 at home.
He is survived by four brothers and three sisters; three step-children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie, and a brother, Harold.
Funeral services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Eastside Memorial Chapel," 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, Alberta. Graveside service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta.
In living memory of Roddie Fraser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, "Fish Creek Chapel" Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta.
Betty (Griffin) Lamarche
Betty (Griffin) Lamarche died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at her residence, 9 Albert Street, Petawawa, Ont. after a long illness with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Mary Griffin, Glace Bay.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, Petawawa; two daughters, Dawn and Robin, North Bay; one grandchild, Aiden, North Bay. She is also survived by sisters, Patricia (George) MacIntyre and Doreen (Joe) Faltera, both of Boston, Jean (Michael) Kraysick, South Carolina, Joan (Brian) Penny, Glace Bay; two brothers, John (Lois) Griffin, Donkin, Micheal Griffin, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her father Redmond and grandparents, Timothy and Dora Griffin, Donkin, and John and Annie Langley, Glace Bay.
Funeral took place in Petawawa Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998. For those who wish, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Ethel May Langwith
Ethel May Langwith, 88, of Pictou, died November 9, 1998, at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Guysborough, N.S., May 1, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Havelock and Maria Letitia (DeBarres) Torrey. She was a graduate of Guysborough Academy, Mrs. Murphy's Business College, and attended Dalhousie University. Ethel was active in church affairs in parishes where her husband was rector, serving as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, J.A. and G.A. leader. She was also an Honorary President and Life Member of St. James A.C.W. Winchester Unit, Pictou and a Life Member of the Canadian Bible Society.
She is survived by a daughter, Torrey (Mrs. Harold Murphy) Caribou River, Pictou County; grandsons, James (Carmel) Arichat, Donald (Jennifer) Dalhousie, N.B. and Robert, Repulse Bay, N.W.T.; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Christina, B.J., Jeremy, and Brady.
She was predeceased by her husband Harry E. Langwith and a sister Elizabeth L. Torrey.
Visitation will be at 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Anglican Church, Pictou with the Rev. James McCorriston officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Funds of St. James Anglican Church, Pictou, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Morien, or to a charity of choice.
Mildred Catherine (Millie) LaRocque
72, Sydney River
Mildred Catherine (Millie) LaRocque, 72, of 40 Weidner Drive, Sydney River, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 1998, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mamie (MacMillan) Lyons. She was a member of Lady of Fatima Parish and C.W.L. She was an active community worker.
She is survived by two daughters; Mavis and Nancy LaRocque of Halifax; one son, Allan Louis (Beth); Liverpool, N.S.; Two grandchildren, Christopher (Andrea) Toronto and Kevin, Liverpool; one great-granddaughter; Jessica Dawn, Toronto; two sisters, Mary F. (Babe) Libbus, Sydney, and Wilena Klein, Woodstock, Ont; one brother, John, Sydney Forks.
She was predeceased by her husband Alan Philip (Rocky); one sister, Effie Khatter; and a brother, John Francis.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Fatima Church Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to Canadian Diabetes of charity of choice.
Caroline (Sis) MacDougall
Caroline (Sis) MacDougall of 77 Crescent St., Sydney Mines, passed away suddenly November 10, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Mike MacDougall. She was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She was employed at the Northside General Hospital, where she worked for 30 years as a C.S.R. Technician until her retirement. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and co-workers.
Left to mourn this great loss are her sisters, Florence (Timmie), Harriet (Tony) and Patricia (John); brothers Billy, Jerry, and Melvin (Helen) and her chosen brother Lauchie MacKinnon who resided with her. Also surviving are very special cousins Frances and James Higgins; nieces Tossie (Mike), Glenda (David) and Donna (Frank); nephews Billy (Melody), Barry, Reggie, Darren (Charlene), Kenny, Blair, Shawn and Wade (Lisa) and the MacKinnon family who will also share this great loss.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her step-father Dave MacMullin and her Aunt Jessie and Uncle Willie Gouthro, with whom she resided. She was also predeceased by her dear sister Annie Mae; a brother Johnny and brothers-in-law Harry Perry and Francis MacNeil.
Visitation today at 7-9 p.m. and Thursday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
In memory of Sis donations may be made to the Northside General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of choice.
Jean Marie McDonald
Jean Marie McDonald died at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Tuesday November 10, 1998.
Jean was the dear daughter of Jeanette McLeod of Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, and the late Joseph McLeod. She was the beloved wife of Simon McDonald of Collingwood and loving mother of Dale, Thornhill, and Simone of Collingwood.
She was predeceased by a daughter Sandra Michelle.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her sister Peggy (Mrs. Terry Nauffts) Collingwood, Sheila (Mrs. Patrick Ryan) of Reserve Mines, N.S., Joseph (his wife Rita) Mississauga, Ont., and Kevin (his wife Donna) of Reserve Mines, N.S. Jean will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the V.J. McGillvray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
86, New Waterford
Annie Pastuck of 43 Emerald St., New Waterford, passed away Monday, November 9, 1998, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Sarah (MacEachern) Gillis. Mrs. Pastuck was a member of St. Michael's Church, River Ryan.
She is survived by her husband, Barney Pastuck; three daughters Marie, Theresa, both of St. Catharines, Ont., Sylvia, Boston; six sons, Alex, Daniel, both of Vancouver, Billy of Vancouver Island, Hector and Bernie both of Stoney Creek Ont., and Dave of Point Edward, all are MacPhersons; seven step-children, George (Mary), Raymond (Sandra), Anthony (Betty), Dave (Kit), Kenny (Agnes), Russle, all are Pastucks, and Hilda; two sisters, Agnes (Mrs. John McLellan) and Tina Donovan both of New Waterford; one brother David of Amherst; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her first husband Angus MacPherson; daughter Cleo; sisters Chrissy and Theresa; four brothers Dan, Neilly, Archie and Johnny.
Visitation will be in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave. New Waterford, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Church with Fr. Marchand officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery.
Annie will be sadly missed by friends and relatives.
Major Walter Poirier
On Nov. 9, 1998, Major Poirier passed away peacefully at Statacona Hospital, Halifax with his family at his side.
He served his country proudly with the Air Force from 1969-1998. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Mary (MacNeil) Poirier and the late Joseph Poirier, New Victoria. His memory will never leave the hearts of wife Rita (Hefferman); loving children, Paul wife Denise, Sacramento, Calif., Mark, Sacramento, Calif and Leah, P.E.I. Besides his mother, also left to mourn him are brothers Fred (Ruth), Coxheath, David (Anita), Angola, Heck (Rhodena), Cochrane, Alberta; sisters, Louise (Harold), Osoyoos, B.C., Linda (Paul), Calgary, Alberta and Eileen (Harold), Baddeck, N.S.
Wally was predeceased by his father, Joseph (Prim Poirier).
No visitation. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria with Fr. Everett McDow officiating.
As a son, brother, husband, father or friend, Wally will always be remembered for his kindness and compassion. His love of life and people never failed to reshape our attitudes. He is deeply loved and will be deeply missed by all.
Veronica (McPhee) Whiting
78, New Waterford
Veronica (McPhee) Whiting, 78, of 493 Eight St., New Waterford, died peacefully in the Taigh Na Mara, Veterans Wing, Glace Bay, after a long illness.
Mrs. Whiting was the daughter of the late Daniel Michael and Josephine (Ranson) McPhee. She was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. She will be sadly missed by her family members and friends of the community, where she served on many committees. She served in the Armed Forces in 1942. She was past-president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford, past-secretary of the Army & Navy, Unit 217, she was a member of the New Waterford Cancer Society, where she was chair lady for the special services to cancer patients. She was a founding member of the New Waterford Disaster Committee, the Red Cross Society, the St. Anne's Society, C.W.L. She received the American Medal of Honor Award, and the Governor General's award for volunteer service. She served on the New Waterford Co-Operative Board of Directors on the organization for the mentally handicapped. She was voted "Citizen of the Year" for the Town of New Waterford.
She will be sadly missed for her kindness towards people. She is the beloved wife of Vincent Whiting, mother of five children; one daughter Valery Rose, Etobicoke, Ont.; sons, Vaughn (Janet) Etobicoke, Ont., Vincent (Alice) Sudbury, Vernon (Ginette) Sudbury, Victor, living at home; one brother Bernard, New Waterford; sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Arthur MacMullin), Theresa (Mrs. Robert Petrie), June (Mrs. Wilfred Attwood) and Dolena (Mrs. James Burns), all of New Waterford, Mary (Mrs. Henry Burns) Oromocto, N.B.; eight grandchildren, Kathy, Amanda, Vernon Jr., Vaughn Jr., Lonnie, Lana Jean, Kelly, Jacquline; one great-grandson, Julius.
She is predeceased by a daughter in infancy Kathleen; one sister Thelma (Mrs. Jud Boutilier); brothers, James, Donald and Wilfred.
Visitation will take place in the V.J. McGillvray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Foundation.
Doris Edna Young
84, Las Vagas, Nevada
Mrs. Doris Edna Young passed away Nov. 6th 1998, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in her 84th year.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late John E. Fraser and Kathryn (Battersby) Fraser. She was educated in the Sydney Schools and following her marriage she lived on Argyle Street for many years. In 1963 she moved with her family to the United States where she was employed with Longwood Hospital, Jamacia Plains until her retirement. She later moved to Nashua, New Hampshire and recently took up residence in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She is survived by J. Fraser Young, granddaughter, Charlene, one sister, Mrs. Gene Hennessey of Sydney; niece Marilyn Green of Sydney, and two nephews Lorne Green, London, England and Bruce Hennessey, New Hampshire.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Peter Young and one sister Adelaide Green.
Cremation has taken place. A committal service will follow in Sydney at a later date.