Malcolm John MacCuspic
74, Port Hawkesbury
Malcolm John MacCuspic, 74, of 36 Tamarac Drive, Port Hawkesbury, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at Saint Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Coalhurst, Alta., he was the son of the late Daniel and Annie (MacLean) MacCuspic. He was a retired water resource operator for the Department of Environment. He also worked for Canavan Insurance Appraisals as an appraiser. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. He was also a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43, Port Hawkesbury, having chaired and served on many committees. He was also recognized for his many contributions to the Canadian Red Cross.
Mr. MacCuspic is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn Joyce Pride; four sons, Cameron and his wife Catrina, Courtney, B.C.; Donald and his wife Sharon, Port Hastings, N.S.; Robbie, Toronto, Ont., and Rodney and his wife Virginia, Cumberland, B.C.; grandchildren, Camille, Kelsey, Carly, Mitchell, Kieran; two sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Edward Yates), South Bar, N.S., and Mora Hooper, Mira; one brother, Charlie, Hunters Mountain.
He was predeceased by one infant son, Richmond; a brother, Donald, and a sister, Flora.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Rev. Bill MacLennan officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
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.
She was also survived by nieces, Ellen and Darlene, nephews, Bernie, Ricky, Billy, Sonny, Buddy and M.J. and brother-in-law, Roy MacEachern.
Mrs. Mary Thecla "Teck" MacNeil
Mary Thecla "Teck" MacNeil, 77, of 235 Wallace Road, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 in the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Sarah (Campbell) Wilson. Mrs. MacNeil was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen, and an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
She is survived by three daughters, Thecla (Mrs. Lawrence Boyd), Lower Sackville, Maurina (Mrs. Hugh Cameron), Antigonish, Teresa (Mrs. Omar Jarkasy), Kamloops, B.C.; two sons, Gerard, Glace Bay, Ray, Pictou. Also surviving are five sisters, Tootsie MacNeil, Glace Bay, Doris (Mrs. Ted MacNeil), Lingan, Lorna (Mrs. Carl Parrott), Birch Grove, Alma (Mrs. Gerry MacCabe), Pickering, Ont., Ann (Mrs. Gordon Thomas), Orono, Ont.; a brother, Eldred, Arlington, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Mrs. MacNeil was predeceased by her husband, Francis, in 1994, two sisters, Clarice and Alma, and three brothers, Adrian, Lloyd and Russell.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday from St. John the Baptist Church, Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. John Cemetery Fund, Box 274, Glace Bay, B1A 5V4 or a charity of choice.
Joseph Roy McPherson, 77, of 57 Brook St., Dominion, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Dominion, he was a son of the late Neil and Mariah (MacIntyre) McPherson. A life-long member of St. Eugene's Parish, Roy spent his working life at the Lamp Cabin of No. 26 Colliery until his retirement in 1973. He served as a sergeant in the medical corps during the Second World War and was a member of Branch 78 Royal Canadian Legion.
Roy is survived by his wife, Peggy (Margaret Corbett); daughter, Connie McPherson and son-in-law Danny Yakimchuk; foster sister, Marie LeClerc; brothers-in-law, Bob, Dan, James and Connie and sisters-in-law, Mary and Dolly. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Roy was predeceased by a brother, Neil, and sisters, Winifred MacNeil, Olive Gillis, Hazel Moore and Marcella Sampson.
Visitation will be at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Eugene's Church, Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial in St. Eugene's Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Roy's name may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society or to a charity of choice.
Mary C. Pettis
79, North Sydney
Mary C. Pettis, 79, former resident of 21 Manning Street, North Sydney, died peacefully after a lengthy illness Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, where she has resided for the past year.
Prior to that, she was a resident of the Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines for eight years.
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Barter) Hardy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are two sons Kelvin (Jean), Moncton N.B. and Aubrey (companion Judy), North Sdyney, one daughter Edna (Mrs. Ted Genter), Sydney Mines, one sister Clara, Nfld., one brother Bill, Nfld., eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Pettis, a daughter in infancy and a number of sisters and brothers.
No public visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.
Evelyn Pierre, 74, of 30 Mapleridge Dr., Sydney passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 at Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Jeanette (Holly) MacLeod. She was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #128 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; one daughter, Florence Speer, St. Louis, Missouri; one son, Lawrence, Sydney River; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Cameron, Boston, Betty Williamson, Scotchtown, Tootsie Wrathall, Grand Lake Road.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Gregory, James, Arthur, Thomas, Winston. 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.
Memorials may be made to the Braemore Home or the Alzheimer's Society.
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 Friday, 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.
Charles A. Eagan
83, Sydney Mines
Charles A. Egan, 83, a resident of Veterans Wing, Harbourview Hospital, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 at the hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late George and Mae (Merritt) Egan. He was a veteran of World War II, life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19, North Sydney. A member and past president of the Pensioners Club of Sydney Mines.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Starla (Ray) O'Connell, Vancouver, B.C., Maureen (Gerard) Leach, Colby Village, Dartmouth; two grandsons, Cory and Joel, Dartmouth; one son, Robert (Joanne), Vancouver Island, Two grandchildren, Kourtney and Alex, Vancouver Island; one sister, Anne (Ted) Cogan, Bedford, N.S.; one brother, Gregory, Sydney Mines.
He was predeceased by one sister, Marie; four brothers, Bill, Stanley, Harry and Russell.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Garfield J. Goffe
Garfield J. Goffe of 252 Herbert St. Sydney, died November 11,1998 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca (Russell) Goffe. He retired after 43 years of service with Sydney Steel Corporation, Blast Furnace Department. He was a member of Christ Church in Sydney, Club 55 and the Steelworkers Pensioner Club.
Survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Mercer; one son Don, Charlottetown; one daughter, Gloria (Mrs. Blair Banks) Sydney; four sisters, Ethel Vokey, St. John's Newfoundland, Lan Dicks of Georgetown. Ont., Elsie Vance of British Colombia, Lillian Dicks, Georgetown, Ont.; three grandchildren, Gordon MacDonald, Dartmouth, Shayne Goffe, Charlottetown, Scott Goffe, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland.
Pedeceased by five brothers, Don, Herb, Harry , William, and Selby; two sisters; Enid and Minnie.
Visitation is today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sydney. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, Sydney. Burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund in care of Kay MacInnis at 849-4890.
Michael Stanley MacNeil
Michael Stanley MacNeil, 54, of Sydney, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with his loving family at his side.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Mickey and Anna (Murphy) MacNeil. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later worked as an electrician with the Cape Breton Development Corp., retiring in 1987.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Thomas); one daughter, Lee, Halifax; one son, Derrick, Antigonish; one sister, Ann Marie MacKinnon, Glace Bay; one brother, Donnie, Calgary; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine's Church, Grand Lake Road, with the Rev. Jim Attwood officiating.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Michael will be sadly missed but will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Paul Simon Marie Sampson, 63, of 41 Tobin Road, formerly of 28 Emerald St., North Sydney, died suddenly Thursday, November 12, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in St. Pierre he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Angelique (Avery) Sampson. Paul worked as a taxi driver with Jardine's Taxi for many years. He enjoyed participating with hockey and softball leagues, he was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by four daughters, Paulette (Tommy), Mary Ann (Donnie), Michelle (Mrs. Norman Gerrow) all of North Sydney, Adel at home; one son, Albert, at home; one brother, Charles Sampson, North Sydney; one sister Ailene Teleticha, St. Pierre; three foster brothers, Cyril MacDonald, Colin MacDonald, both of North Sydney, Russell MacDonald, Sydney Mines; one foster sister, Kay Serroul, Sydney Mines; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Donna Malanka; foster parents Colin and Mary MacDonald, three foster brothers, Raymond, Edward and Lloyd; one foster sister Tina Harris.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral Service is Sunday at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church with the Rev. Peter Piva officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
54, Victoria, B.C.
Marie Tucker, 54, died November 8, 1998 in Victoria, B.C.
Born in Sydney, N.S., she was the eldest daughter of the late Isabel Walker and Peter MacLellan. She was employed for the past 12 years as the manager of the D.R.A in Esquimalt, B.C. Prior to moving to Victoria in 1986, Marie lived with her family in CFB Chilliwack, B.C., Stellarton, N.S., CFS Nanaimo, B.C., CFB Chatham, N.B., CFB Greenwood, N.S., CFB St-Hubert, PQ., Heidelberg, Germany, Bedford and Sydney, N.S. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Marie especially enjoyed spending time with her family and cherished her four grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, William (Bill), Victoria, B.C.; sons, Vincent (Coralee), Williams Lake, B.C., Bill (Allison), Vancouver, B.C., grandchildren, Ryan, Janelle, Benjamin and Megan, all of B.C.; sisters, Claire (Luc) Rollin, Hammonds Plains, Linda (Manus) Farmer, Halifax, Judy (Calvin) Young, Lr. Sackville; nieces, Vanessa, Nadine; nephews, Manus, Keyshaun and Doug (godson). Many uncles and aunts, especially Sister Stella MacDougall and Reverend Vincent MacLellan. She will be remembered dearly by Ted.
She was predeceased by her mother Isabel; brothers, Wayne, Doug and niece Tanya. We will miss you.
The service will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Stellarton, officiated by her uncle Rev. MacLellan. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only.
In memory of Marie, donations may be made to the following charities that were significant to her. The Doug and Tanya MacLellan Memorial Bursary, c/o Cole Harbour High School, 2 Chameau Cr., Dartmouth, N.S. and The Multiple Sclerosis Society (Atlantic Division).