Garfield J Gosse
Garfield J. Gosse of 252 Herbert St., Sydney, died November 11,1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca (Russell) Gosse. 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 (Sharon) 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 Columbia, Lillian Dicks, Georgetown, Ont.; three grandchildren, Gordon MacDonald, Dartmouth, Shayne Gosse, Charlottetown, Scott Gosse, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Predeceased by five brothers, Don, Herb, Harry, William, and Selby; two sisters; Enid and Minnie.
Visitation was held Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Saturday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Christ Church, Sydney. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund in care of Kay MacInnis at 849-4890.
Joseph B. MacMullin
Joseph B. MacMullin, 80, of Sydney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Beaver Cove, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Dan and Mary Ann (MacNeil) MacMullin. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Sydney. Mr. MacMullin retired in 1981 from the Sydney Steel Corporation after 36 years service. He was a member of Local 1064 and worked in both the Blast Furnace Department and the Open Hearth. He did volunteer work for the Loaves and Fishes and he loved to garden.
Surviving are his loving wife the former Catherine MacLellan. He was the loving father of Betty Burke Chorbajian, son-in-law, Phil Chorbajian of Michigan, Barbara Corbett, son-in-law, Gerald Corbett, Sydney; four sons, Stephen and Donald, both of Halifax, Joseph and Wayne, both at home; two sisters, Catherine and Marie, and one brother, Alex; five grandchildren, Lisa, Danny, Jason, Tina and Derrick and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Allan and John and his sister, Margaret.
The late Mr. MacMullin will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. D. MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Joseph was a devoted husband and son, a loving father and brother and a very special grampie.
Minnie Mary McInnis
Minnie Mary McInnis, 84, of 76 May Street, Scotchtown, died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Cassie (McKinnon) Copley. Mrs. McInnis was a member of St. Michael's Parish and for a number of years, the CWL. She was also a member of the Scotchtown Pensioners Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Bonnie Seymour McInnis, Glace Bay; a brother, Patrick "Paddy" (Gert) Copley, New Waterford; five grandchildren, Willie, Marie, Eddie, Bernie, Darren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. McInnis; daughter, Joanne; brothers, John, Eddie and George Copley and a sister Katie Smith.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford, today (Saturday), 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to Me",
He knew how much you had been through,
So He gave you peace and rest,
God's Garden must be beautiful,
For he only takes the best.
Stephen Michael (Casey) Paul, 58, of Shore Road, Eskasoni, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness.
Born at Barra Head, he was the son of the late Frank Michael and Isabel Paul. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Eskasoni. He was a carpenter by trade and was an avid guitar player who enjoyed singing and entertaining his friends.
He is survived by three sisters, Theresa (Ralph) Wade of Dartmouth, Mrs. Mary Carmel Mellen and Mary Ann (Murray) Marshall, both of Chapel Island; two brothers, George Fidelis Paul and David Joe (Annie), both of Eskasoni; Casey is also survived by his very close friend Mary Agnes of Millbrook; 28 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank Stephen Joe, Andrew Joe and a sister Evelyn Joe. The late Mr. Paul will have visitation at the family residence on Shore Road today (Saturday) after 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family parish with the Rev. Robert MacNeil officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Under the direction of T.W. Curry Ltd.
Mary Louise Prendergast
81, New Waterford
Mary Louise Prendergast of 763 King St., New Waterford, died Friday November 13, 1998, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Cheticamp she was the daughter of the late Patrick T. and Mary Poirier Chiasson. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Mary was involved with forming the Mentally Retarded Children's Association of New Waterford.
Survived by five daughters; Ann Marie, Halifax, Arlene (Mrs. Stan Hughes) New Glasgow, Elaine (Mrs. Alfie Maher) Coxheath, Denise (Mrs. Joe Sinclair) Dundas, Ont., Linda, Sydney; one son David (Judy) Toronto Ont.; five brothers, Willie Joe, Cheticamp, Louie, New Waterford, Leo, Garden Grove, California, Joseph, Peterborough, Ont., and Johnnie, Toronto; two sisters, Bernadette Bresolin, Florida, and Annie Mae Merrian, Long Beach, California; five granddaughters, Jennifer (Mrs. Glen Crocker) Erin, Lisa, Janice, and Julia; five grandsons, Craig, Darryl, Robert, Dennis, Nathan; one great-grandson Jeremy.
Predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1978, four brothers, David, Stanley, Tim, Alphonse (Swish); four sisters, Marie Cecilia Leblanc, Elizabeth (Betty) Haydu, Florence Chiasson and Beatrice Leaver. The remains will rest at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass is Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church. Burial at Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Association of Children's Wish Foundation.
Veronica (McPhee) Whiting
78, New Waterford
Veronica (McPhee) Whiting, 78, of 493 Eight St., New Waterford, who passed away on Nov. 10, 1998 in the Taigh Na Mara, Veterans Wing, Glace Bay, was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club.
Minnie Bishop, 69, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Westmount, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the home.
Born in Donkin, she was the daughter of the late John Dean and Leah (Dean) Kelloway. She was a member of St. Phillips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier. In her earlier years, Minnie worked for some time as a waitress.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Rick Tilling), Toronto and Priscilla (Mrs. David Wareham), Westmount; two sons, Joey Babineau and David Babineau; three sisters, Merrill Bent, New Brunswick, Agnes Currie, Port Morien and Annie Huntington, Glace Bay; three brothers, Henry Dean and Gordon Dean, both of Ontario and Pattie Dean, New Brunswick and three grandchildren, Daniel Wareham and Tera and J.P. Babineau.
She was predeceased by her husband, Orlando Bishop, three sisters, Carrie Jewells, Kate Lynk and Leah Walton and stepfather, David Kelloway.
The late Mrs. Bishop will have visitation today (Monday), from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday with Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Interment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney.
Alan Collier, 50, of 1125 Coxheath Rd., Coxheath, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Pauline Collier and the late James Collier.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a niece, Jennifer Coombs, Toronto and a nephew Jonathan Cook, Ottawa.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by a sister, Carol Cook.
Memorial service will be held a later date, under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Elizabeth "Betty" (McMullin) Farrell
A Memorial Mass will be held for Elizabeth "Betty" (McMullin) Farrell on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Mass will be offered by Rev. P.C. Bisson.
Sara (Lahey) Forgeron
Sara (Lahey) Forgeron, 82, of Main-a-Dieu, passed away peacefully at the McGillivray Guest Home in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998.
Born in Main-a-Dieu, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Burke) Lahey. Sara was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and a longtime member of the CWL, Main-a-Dieu. She is survived by three daughters, Joan McGrath, Comox, B.C., Margaret Geraghty, Wellesley, Ont. and Mary Timoshyk, Germany; seven sons, Fabian, Courtney, B.C., Alphonsus, Nanaimo, B.C., Ronald, Winnipeg, Fulton, Halifax, Stephen, Sydney, Dennis, Halifax and Seymour, Main-a-Dieu; one sister, Gertrude, Halifax; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, David, one sister, Jane and brothers, David, Jerome and Daniel.
Visitation will take place today from 2-4, 6-9 in Immaculate Conception Church, Main-a-Dieu, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday with Fr. Peter Leblanc officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or McGillivray Guest Home.
The family extends a deep appreciation to the staff and volunteers of McGillivray Guest Home for their outstanding care provided over the years.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
Edward Joseph Henry
76, New Waterford
Edward Joseph Henry, 76, of 3213 Miner Ave., New Waterford, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
He was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Fortune) Henry.
Mr. Henry was a member of Mount Carmel Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Canadian Army. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford, the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit 217, the New Waterford Lions Club and the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He was employed as a coal miner for many years. He was an avid boxer and dart player.
He is survived and sadly missed by his wife of 45 years, the former Mary MacMillan; four daughters, Shiela (Angus) Leadbeater, New Waterford, Josie (Alex) Lynk, Scarborough, Ont., Carol (Gordon) Martell, Scotchtown, Edwina (Dwayne) Henry-Vardy, New Waterford; one son, Bernie, New Waterford; brothers, Bernard, Petawawa, Ont. and Donnie, New Waterford; sisters, Frances (Dave) Gillis, Amherst, N.S., Josephine (Bernie) Snyder, Scarborough, Ont.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Neil, brothers, Charles (Bunker), Fabian, Raymond, Thomas and a sister, Catherine Currie.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
John William Higgins (Higgy)
66, New Waterford
John William Higgins (Higgy), 66, of Cockburn St., New Waterford, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
He was a taxi driver for a number of years at Midway Taxi. He also worked in the local coal mines and in construction in Ontario.
He is survived by a daughter, Helen MacPherson (Dougie), Ontario; sisters, Marie Grant and Hughena Roach, both of New Waterford, Bea Urban, Toronto and Lilly Wooton (Stan), Sault Ste. Marie.
He is also survived by a special niece, Aggie Timmons (Kenny), Lingan Road and special friend, Millie Jackson, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Doyle (Joe), sisters, Viola Markuzitch and Aggie Dewer, a brother, William and also grandparents, Jack and Margaret Higgins.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday from Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford.
Hugh F. MacKinnon
76, Glace Bay
Hugh F. MacKinnon, 76, of 20 Reserve St., Glace Bay died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on May 23, 1922 at the Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax, he was the son of the late Lauchlin and Caroline Edith (Sutton) MacKinnon. Hugh worked for a short time at the Seaboard Power Plant, then for the Cape Breton Development Corp., retiring in 1987 after 45 years of service. He worked with the scales and weighing department, eventually becoming the supervisor. He was later made co-ordinator of supplies and materials for the Rail Center, Victoria Junction.
Hugh volunteered as a porter at the Glace Bay Health Care Centre and at one time was the Nova Scotia checker player champion in the '60s. He was a former member of the Aberdeen Lodge IOOF and was an avid sports fan. He also had a keen interest in bowling and bowled in the commercial league for years. Hugh was an adherent of Knox United Church, Glace Bay.
He is survived by two daughters, Diana, Kitchener, Ont. and Carolyn (Mrs. William Snow), Sydney; two sons, James, Glace Bay and William, Edmonton, Alberta; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David MacLean officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Joseph MacMullin
Mr. Joseph MacMullin, 80, of Sydney whose funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today (Monday, Nov. 16, 1998) in St. Joseph Church, Sydney, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Currie of Westmount and Marie (Clarence) Dandy of Alder Point and by a brother, Alex (Christine) of Sydney Mines.
Effie Christine Morrison
Effie Christine Morrison, 78, Sydney passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney after a long, courageous battle from a disabling stroke.
Born in Gabarus, she was the daughter of the late John and Maude (Burns) Morrison.
She is survived by her daughter, Bernice (Charlie) Baker; grandsons, Everett (Deborah) Baker, Richmond, B.C., Phillip (Brenda) Baker, Burnaby, B.C., Ian Baker, Edmonton, Alberta; granddaughter, Charlene (Tim) James, Surrey, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Christine-Ann, Aaron, Hannah, Mikey, Anthony, Melissa, Jessie and Jeremiah; brothers, Michael (Annie-Mae) Morrison, Lunenburg and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was predeceased by a brother, John and a sister, Mary Mott.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Main St., Louisbourg. A grave side service will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Lake View Cemetery with eldest grandson Everett Baker officiating. Arrangements under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.
Many thanks to Dr. Patel and the Home Care Workers, VON and Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their loving care.
91, Sydney Mines
Merle Steele, 91, of 32 Main St., Sydney Mines, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Anne (Boutilier) Stapleton. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish, Sydney Mines. She was owner and operator of David F. Steele Monuments in Sydney Mines.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice, at home; her son, Kevin, Calgary, Alberta.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, David F. Steele, sons, Omer and Roy, and sister, Thelma Stapleton.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines.