Alan B. Collier
Alan B. Collier, 50, of 1125 Coxheath Road, Coxheath, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Pauline Collier, Coxheath and the late James Collier. Besides his mother, he is survived by one niece, Jennifer Coombs, Toronto one nephew, Jonathan Cook, Ottawa.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by one sister, Carol Cook.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Interment in John Pringle Memorial Cemetery, Blackett's Lake.
Family flowers only, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Helen Elizabeth Cummings
88, New Waterford
Helen Elizabeth Cummings, 88, 3469 Elm Ave., New Waterford, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Sampson and Sarah (MacDonald) Harper. Mrs. Cummings was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford, where she sang in the church choir.
Surviving are three daughters, Lillian (Snookie) Cummings, Olive Cummings, both of Toronto and Sheila (Mrs. James Clarke), New Waterford; five sons, Chesley, New Waterford, Sammy (Dot), Yarmouth, Tom (Rose), David (Leona), Butch, all of Toronto; also surviving are her Aunt Rose MacDonald and cousin, Mary MacDonald, Glace Bay; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eli Cummings, son, John (Jackie) Cummings, one brother, Freddy Harper and a grandchild, Brian.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Duncan E. Roach officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvin United Church. She was loved by all.
Ewen Elwood Kennedy
59, Glace Bay
Ewen Elwood Kennedy, BA, B.Ed, M.Ed, 59, of 287 Phalens Road, Glace Bay, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Ewen and Mary (Morrison) Kennedy. A graduate of Morrison Glace Bay High School, Provincial Normal College, and St. F.X. University, Mr. Kennedy taught at Central School, the former Glace Bay Junior High School, Morrison High School, was principal of Caledonia School, and was the first principal of the current Morrison Junior High School. He was active in the former Glace Bay NSTU, having served as treasurer for 15 years and served on numerous committees over the years. He was a member of the Tyrian Youth Lodge AF, AM, Maple Leaf Chapter RAM, Cape Breton Preceptory and Philae Temple AAONMS for the Shriners. He was an adherent of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay and served on the Board of Stewards for a brief period.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Barro and one daughter, Lenore, both of Glace Bay.
He predeceased by an infant daughter, Thelma, brother, John and sister, Lorna. Visitation for the late Mr. Kennedy will be held Wednesday 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 Thursday at 2 p.m. at Epworth United Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations may be made to Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society or VON.
A Masonic Service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wallace Alexander (Wally) MacKenzie
Wallace Alexander (Wally) MacKenzie, 76, of Inglis Street, Sydney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Murdock and Molly (White) MacKenzie. He was a retired self-employed ironworker and a veteran of the Second World War.
He is survived by two daughters, Wanda (Ray) Paruch, Sydney and Marilyn (Harold) Cuff, Niagara Falls; one son, Richard, Sydney; three grandchildren, Melanee, Nadine and Glenn; two sisters, Rosline Toombs, St. Thomas, Ont. and Ruth Mack, Toronto; one brother, M.A. MacKenzie, Calgary, Alta.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Shirley Marguerite Murphy in 1990.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel where funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Prudence Marvin (Weir) Pyke
Prudence Marvin (Weir) Pyke, of Penticton, B.C., died suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998. Prudy was born in Glace Bay, N.S. on Oct. 8, 1915.
She was predeceased by her husband Alvin, son, Marvin and grandson, Sean.
Prudy is survived and will be greatly missed by her brother, Johnny Weir and sister, Bubs Collins; daughter-in-law, Rose and Rod; grandchildren, Alvin, Donna, Denyse, Lori; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Amy, Brandon, Ashley, Amber, Cory, Shaunna, Sara, Ryan; sister-in-law, Eva Karrell; her nieces, nephews and her many good friends across the country. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Prudy's memory gratefully accepted to the Warden United Church or charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services. (250) 492-0713.
William Jabez Butts
71, Glace Bay
William Jabez Butts, 71, of 163 McLean St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Pearl (Mugford) Butts, School Street, Glace Bay. He was a respected educator in the town of Glace Bay from 1948 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member and past-president of the Glace Bay Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow.
Mr. Butts was also an active member of the following Masonic orders, the Thistle Lodge No. 36, Prince of Wales Chapter No. 10, Royal & Select Master No. 7, Cape Breton Preceptory No. 43, Cape Breton Shrine Club, Philae Temple Shriners and Royal Order of Jesters. Bill was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.
He is survived by his bride, Myrta (Swain) Butts; daughters, Pearl (Mrs. Michael O'Brien) and Wilma (Mrs. Jim Tompkins), both of Halifax; brothers, John (Helen) Butts, Saugus, Mass., David (Annabell) Butts, Port Hawkesbury; grandsons, John William and Daniel Kirk O'Brien, Halifax; nieces and nephews, William Butts, Port Hawkesbury, Janet Bridges and Lori Butts, Saugus, Mass., and Donnie Butts, Toronto, Ont.; grandniece and nephews, William Michael and Jennifer Lynn Butts, Port Hawkesbury, William Joseph and Daniel John Bridges, Saugus, Mass.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Epworth United Church, Glace Bay, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m., Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. A private interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a late date. Arrangements under the direction of the Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Shriners Hospital Burn Unit.
Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He will live in our hearts forever.
Christina Gouthro, 65, of 6 George St., Scotchtown, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Theresa Fraser. She was a member of St. Michael's Church.
Surviving are her husband, Wilfred (Biff) Gouthro; one daughter, Beverly (Mrs. Dale MacPhee), Scotchtown; two sons, Emory (Shannon), New Waterford, Gary (Coleen), North Sydney; three brothers, Archie, Neil and Dave, all of New Waterford; three sisters, Bunny, Ontario, Marie, Sydney and Sadie, New Waterford; six grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, Garret, Alicia, Tracey and Dean; three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by twin daughters, Margaret and Theresa, 12 brothers and sisters.
There will be no wake or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
61, Baker Lake, N.W.T.
Frank Hannigan, 61, Baker Lake, N.W.T., formerly of Sydney Mines, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Beaton) Hannigan. He was a charter member of the Sydney Mines Kinsmen Club, a 3rd Degree Knight of KOC. He loved to fish and hunt and his years in the North allowed him to fulfil many dreams. He was a licenced archery instructor and he loved to curl and bowl. He was a meat cutter and worked for Northern Stores in Chasabbi, Que., Great Whale River, Que., Moosonee, Que., Cumberland House, Sask., Iqualit, N.W.T. and Baker Lake, N.W.T.
He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Goodman; son, Todd, CFB Gagetown, N.B.; daughters, Terri (Mrs. Del Brewer), Baddeck, Ruth (Mrs. Paul Zinck), Ottawa, Nancy (Mrs. Tyrone Mulrooney), Newfoundland; sisters, Carmal (Mrs. Leo MacMillan), Marion Bridge, Elizabeth Sharpe, Arizona, Jessica (Mrs. Arthur Boudreau), Arichat, Kathy (Mrs. Stuart Squires), Big Bras d'Or and eight grandchildren.
Visitation 5-9 p.m. Friday in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Michaels Church, Baddeck, Rev. Charles Donovan officiating. Private burial at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangement under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Alice Julia Kaiser
80, Port Bickerton
Alice Julia Kaiser, 80, Port Bickerton, Guysborough County, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, in the Victoria General Site, QEII.
Born in Birch Grove, Cape Breton County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Henrietta (Noel) Ash. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton. She worked at Bickerton Industries for a short period of time and was a housewife and mother. She served with Canadian Women's Army Corps, during the Second World War. On December 1, 1942. She married Ellis Whitman Kaiser at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Halifax, having the first all military wedding in Halifax.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are daughter, Brenda (Mrs. Albert Graves), Shad Bay, Halifax County; son, Ellis (Donna), Port Bickerton; grandchildren, Lane, Michelle and David; great-grandchildren, Brett and Courtney and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ellis Whitman Kaiser, brothers, Herbert and Albert. Visitation for the late Alice Julia Kaiser will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, both in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, Rev. Brian Hutchins officiating. Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery, Port Bickerton.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Arrangements entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.
Alice Mary Luedey
83, New Waterford
Alice Mary Luedey, 83, of 649 George St., New Waterford, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Adele (Chiasson) Desveaux. Mrs. Luedey was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and the CWL. In 1929, she began a pipe organ course in Mount St. Vincent, which made her the first pipe organist in the New Waterford area. She served as an organist for 50 years in Mount Carmel Church. Mrs. Luedey was the recipient of the first medal to be presented in Canada by the new pope, Pope John Paul II, in recognition of her contribution to Mount Carmel Church as a church organist. She was actively involved in church and school concerts. She also played the organ for Rotary plays and fashion shows and was a member of the L'Assumption Society.
Surviving are her son, Ralph and his wife, Elaine; two grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer, all of Stittsville, Ont.; sisters, Mary MacPherson, Scarborough, Ont., Cecilia (Mrs. Naish Desveaux), Napanee, Ont., Pauline (Mrs. Ken Brodie), Peterborough, Ont.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard, brothers, Thomas, Willie and Joe.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church, with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
The CWL are asked to assemble at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for prayers.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at the Baycrest Centre.
Ian, beloved husband of the late Florence. Loving father of Ken Rankin of Oakville and Wendy Sovar of Niagara Falls. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kelly, Shane and Robert.
Ian is predeceased by his sons, Fraser and Douglas Kent and by his brother, Fraser.
Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. West, (at 14th Street, between Islington and Kipling avenues., 416-259-3705), Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Friday at 3 p.m.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.