Frederick Murray Burchell
57, London, Ont
Frederick Murray Burchell, 57, of London, Ont., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of Peter Burchell and the late Bertina Burchell. He was a member of Calvin United Church and worked at No. 18 Colliery. Fred was a founding member of Forest City Maritimers Club.
Survived by his wife, Mamie MacLellan, Bridgeport; three daughters, Linda (Mrs. Stephen Thompson), Sharon Coll, Diane Power, all of London, Ont.; six grandchildren; sisters, June Gillis, Beryl MacArthur, Francine Walkey, Bertha Goulding, all of Ontario, sister, Sharon Hawley, New Waterford; two brothers, Billie (Zita), Bobby, both of Cape Breton.
Besides his mother, he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Peter Morrison.
Cremation has taken place. Mamie and family wish to thank everyone in the Maritimes for their kindness during Fred's illness and subsequent death.
A. Evelyn Calder
85, Glace Bay
A. Evelyn Calder, 85, of 158 Victoria St., Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Adelina (Johnson) MacAulay. Mrs. Calder was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay.
She is survived by a sister, Effie (Mrs. Danny MacDonald), Glace Bay and two grandchildren, Linda and James, Ontario.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Fred W. Calder, son, J. Fred Calder, daughter, Anne Calder in infancy, brothers, Robert, Donald and Fraser and a sister, Mary Bessie.
Funeral service for the late Mrs. Calder will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at 2 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with the Rev. David MacLean officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Calder's memory to Cape Breton Fire Fighters Burn Care Society or a charity of choice are suggested as expressions of sympathy.
Charlie Joe Chiasson
84, New Waterford
Charlie Joe Chiasson, 84, C-449 St. Joseph St., New Waterford died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
He was the son of the late Servant and Mary (Doucette) Chiasson.
Charlie Joe was a lifetime resident of King Street except for the past five years when he lived in an apartment on Plummer Ave. and St. Joseph Street, New Waterford. He was a member of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford and was a life member of the L'Assumption Society and the New Waterford French Club. He was employed as a coal miner for 35 years until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Marie Helen Muise; one daughter, Elaine (Robert) Legendre, Timmons, Ont.; a son, Marcus (Annette), New Waterford; a granddaughter, Lynn Legendre, Timmons, and a great-granddaughter, Cynthia Anne (Cindy), New Waterford; a sister, Lucy Chiasson, New Waterford and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in the Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
60, New Brunswick
Margaret Cormier, 60, of Bouctouche Bay, N.B., died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B.
The late Margaret Cormier was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rowena (Roberts) Vokey. She was known as the Tarot Card reader in Bouctouche Bay for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Cormier; two daughters, Stella Cormier, Bouctouche and Debbie Cormier (Danny Peters), Moncton; three sisters, Jeanette Fardy (Jim), Winnipeg, Man., Evelyn MacInnis (George), Sudbury, Ont., Ellen Phillips (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.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, John and Bill.
Visitation was held at Maillet Funeral Home Ltd., Bouctouche, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 10-11 a.m. Funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998 at 11 a.m. Interment at St-Jean Baptiste RC Cemetery, Bouctouche.
Arrangements in care of Maillet Funeral Home, Bouctouche.
Sara (Lahey) Forgeron
Sara (Lahey) Forgeron, 82, of Main-a-Dieu, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, was also predeceased by a sister, Nell Lahey and two brothers, George and Tom.
Veronica (Vonnie) Landry, of 312 Esplanade, formerly of King's Road, Sydney, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Rear Big Pond, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Peter S. and Catherine (MacIsaac) MacNeil. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen (Kathy), Sydney; one son, Augustus, Kitchener, Ont.; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Burke, Sydney and Martha (Victor) Ramey, Keltic Drive and a numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 1971, two sisters, Agnes Farrell and Annie Mae Egan and one brother, John MacNeil.
The late Mrs. Landry will have no visitation. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks under the direction of T.W. Curry Ltd.
Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or to the SPCA.
Lillian May MacCharles
84, Fontana, Calif.
Lillian May MacCharles, 84, formerly of Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S., died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, of heart failure at Kaiser Medical Center in Fontana, Calif.
Mrs. MacCharles had lived in Fontana for 48 years. She worked in retail sales for Hartfields stores for 20 years. She was a member of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Fontana, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 1452. She also belonged to the American Association of Retired Persons.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Sellers of Sydney, Cape Breton and also her husband, Clifford Lewis MacCharles of Fontana.
She is survived by four sons, Douglas, Gordon, Bruce and Brett and a daughter, Valerie Pejack all of Fontana and a daughter, Judith Skalski, Midland, Ark.
Services were held at Ingold Chapel of Fontana on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with mass Thursday, at Resurrection Church. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park in Bloomington, Calif.
Dorothy Rita (Hall) MacLellan
Dorothy Rita MacLellan of 138 Colby St. (formerly Atlantic Street) died Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney on December 16, 1929; Dorothy was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mae (Bagnell) Hall. She was a member of Saint Joseph's Parish, the president of Coxheath Mountain Carpentry Inc.; an active and loving mother and grandmother; and a kind and nurturing mother figure to others who knew her door and heart was always open.
Left to mourn this great loss are Dorothy's 11 children; Wayne (Mary Saunders), Orangeville Ont., Carol (Rod) Jones, Coxheath, Gary (Laurie), Sydney, Lynn Baker (Lawrence Brewer), Sydney River, Scott, Calgary, Judi (David) Lewis, Marion Bridge, Robert (Linda), Calgary, Patrica (Nick) Darubra, Calgary, Allan, Halifax, Sharon (Steven) Ketros, Kitchener and James, Kitchener; her seven sisters, Catherine O'Callaghan, Brantford, Ont., Mary Campbell, Victoria, B.C., Cecila Jones, New York, Alice Penticost, Westmount, Elizabeth Costie, Westmount, Margaret Rolls, Sydney, Marilyn Sullivan, Ottawa; and her two brothers, Harold, Brantford, Ont. and Jack, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas in December of 1995, and her brothers, Thomas, Percey, Reginald and Rod.
Dorothy will be sadly missed, and thought of fondly, by her 21 grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews; and especially by her niece, Debbie Maclnnis. You will find her spirit in each and every one of them. She will also be in the thoughts and prayers of her many friends and neighbours who knew her best.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Church with Rev. Dan MacDonald. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorials may be offered to the Canadian Cancer Society or any special charity of your choice.
Donna Louise Murphy
Donna Louise (MacFadyen) Murphy, in her 47th year, of Sydney, formerly of Moncton, N.B. and Charlottetown, P.E.I. died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a sudden illness.
Beloved wife of Michael Murphy; daughter of Everett and Daisy MacFadyen, Truro, N.S.; sister of Elizabeth MacFadyen, Charlottetown.
Visiting hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home, Charlottetown, P.E.I. A memorial service will be held in the Cutcliffe Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Bessie E. Thomes
95, Sydney Mines
Bessie Emily Thomes, 95, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of 67 Shore Road, Sydney Mines, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (MacLean) Bridge. She was a lifetime member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Clifford Gallop), Sydney Mines; five grandchildren, Lynn (Mrs. George Best), Hinton, Alta., Gary (Catherine), Labrador City, Norma (Mrs. Robert Edwards), Cole Harbour, Sheila, Dartmouth and Lorri (Mrs. John Robichaud), Brookfield, N.S. and 11 great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Jonathan and Joshua, Alberta, Meghann, Mark and Liam, Labrador, Cindy and Owen, Cole Harbour, N.S., Sidney and David, Brookfield, N.S.
She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Thomes in 1985, two sisters, Beatrice and Olivia and one brother, Robert.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Arnold Robert (Tom) Thompson
Peacefully at L.H.S.C. University Campus, London on Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, Mr. Arnold Robert (Tom) Thompson of London, born in Ottawa and formerly of Kirkland Lake in his 74th year. Beloved husband of 50 years to Olive (Rideout) Thompson, formerly of Glace Bay. Dear father of Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson and his wife Rev. Beverly, Simcoe, Barry Thompson and his wife Elaine, Mississauga, Leigh Anne Cain and her husband Geoff, London and Craig Thompson and his wife Maureen, Winnipeg, Man.
Loving grandfather of Christy and Andrew Thompson, Michelle and David Thompson and Jennifer, Lindsay and Heather Cain.
Brother of Ralph and Sandra Thompson, Wellesley, Percy and Grace Conway, Dartmouth N.S., Joyce Johnston, Winchester and Phyllis Klemmer, California.
Devoted brother-in-law of Don and June Rideout and Jim and June Rideout.
Favourite uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Tom was a member of the RCAF from 1943-1945 as well as an employee of Ontario Hydro for 37 years.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation took place in the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford St.) London, Monday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Byron United Church, 1251 Baseline Rd. W.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated.
Evelyn Thompson, 64, of 157 Spring Garden Road, Sydney died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Greenwell) MacKillop of Sydney. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and a member of Unit 9, St. Andrew's UCW. She was employed for many years at the Bank of Montreal.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Lee Tabor-Latham (son-in-law, Terence), Sydney; one son, Keith Edward Thompson (daughter-in-law, Arlene), Sydney; one sister, Anna (Mrs. John Evans), Winnipeg; four grandchildren, Luke Tabor, Matthew Thompson, Kimberly Sampson and Dylan Latham and one great-grandchild, Melanie Sampson.
She was predeceased by husband, Briar (Spud) Thompson in 1993.
The late Mrs. Thompson will have visitation in T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrews United Church 2 p.m. Thursday with Reverends Dale and Sharon Irving officiating. Interment will be Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cape Breton Palliative Care.