William Jabez Butts
71, Glace Bay, Memorial Service
Members of the Masons and Shriners will meet at Epworth United Church, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, where a memorial service for the late William Jabez Butts, 71, of 163 McLean St., Glace Bay, will be held.
Mr. Butts passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
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 KOC are asked to assemble at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for prayers.
Sister Mary Josephine MacNeil
Sister Mary Josephine MacNeil, formerly Catherine Rodrique, a Sister of St. Martha, 86, of Bethany Motherhouse, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Bethany, Antigonish.
Born in Boisdale, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Roderick H. and Catherine Anne (Morrison) MacNeil, both of Boisdale.
Sister Mary Josephine entered the congregation August 15, 1940, and in 1942 began 33 years of ministry as dietary supervisor, first at St. F.X. University, Antigonish, where she served for 21 years; St. John's Hospital, Lowell, Mass., St. Pius X High School, Ottawa, Ontario; and St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, N.S.
In 1976, after studies she began ministry in pastoral care, serving at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish; and St. John's Hospital, Lowell, retiring to Bethany in 1992. She was admitted to Bethany Extended Care in February 1998.
She is survived by one sister, Sarah O'Handley, Boisdale.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Anna Soy, and Sister Katherine, CSM and two brothers, Hector Neil and Ronald John.
The remains are resting at Bethany, where a Bible Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 1998.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Burial in Bethany Cemetery.
Arrangements are by MacIsaac Funeral Home Ltd.
Violet Mae (Ryan) MacPherson
Violet MacPherson, 89, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of 227 Columbia St., Sydney, N.S., passed into eternal rest Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Agnes and Jim Ryan, Sydney. Violet was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Sydney Boys and Girls Pipe Band, Sydney.
Violet is survived by daughters, Jean (MacPherson) LaBelle and husband, Francis, Mira, Sally (MacPherson/Sylvester) Ford and husband, Jack, Pembroke, Ont., Margaret MacPherson, Mira; sons, William (Sonny) and wife Margaret, Alexander (Sandy) and wife, Eleanor and Courtney MacPherson, Sydney.
She is survived by seven granddaughters and nine grandsons and 18 great-grandchildren; also a brother, Fred Ryan and sisters, Margaret (Marg) Roper, and Lillian (Lil) Hollingsworth, and several nieces and nephews.
Violet was predeceased by her first husband of 32 years, William (Billy) MacPherson and her second marriage was to Fred Pledge Sr.; sisters, Marie Chafe, U.S.A., Sarah in infancy; brothers, Albert, U.S.A., Danny in childhood, Frank and Everett, Sydney; son-in-law, Robert (Bob) Sylvester.
The family requests donations to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, ICU or a charity of choice.
No floral arrangements please.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
M.J. Terence (Terry) Ryan
M.J. Terence (Terry) Ryan, a resident of 112 Stanley St., North Sydney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
Born in North Sydney, he was the eldest son of the late Capt. Matthew and Mary Margaret (MacLeod) Ryan. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's School, North Sydney and Sydney Academy. He worked for the Department of National Revenue for 44 years as a customs and immigration officer, until his retirement.
An accomplished pianist, his musical talents were much in demand. He played in several local and island orchestras. Terry was interested in many sports and in his earlier years was a star hockey player.
He was a life long member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by three sisters, Ethel (Mrs. John Milne), Nora (Mrs. Capt. M. Tobin) and Kathleen, all of North Sydney; three brothers, James McL. Ryan, Yarmouth, Robert E. Ryan, Dartmouth and Hon. Murray J. Ryan QC, North Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Capt. David F. Ryan and a sister, Mary Cecilia Ryan RN.
Terry will rest at the family residence 112 Stanley St., North Sydney 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in the family plot Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
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John Alexander Gillis
86, Sydney, N.S.
John Alexander Gillis, 86, passed away peacefully at Carefield Manor on Nov. 20, 1998. He was a resident of Carefield Manor for the past four years. Previous to this, he lived at 115 Cabot Street.
Born in Grand Mira, he was the son of the late Angus and Mary Gillis. He was the last surviving member of his family. He was a past employee of the Sydney Steel Corporation.
He is survived by his wife, the former Florence MacPherson; three daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Yvon Lambert), Montreal, Valerie (Mrs. Rod MacDonald), Lower Sackville, Nancy (Mrs. Cameron McKinnon), Truro, and one son, Blaine (Janette MacPherson), Sydney and 11 grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was well known and much loved for his warm smile and wonderful sense of humour. His special gift of making people laugh will be greatly missed by family and friends. Don't worry Dad, we will remember your words: "Keep smiling, it makes everyone wonder what you've been up to."
Thanks for all the great laughs, Dad. We love you, Papa!
The remains are resting in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, George Street, Sydney, visiting 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. The funeral mass will be Monday 10 a.m. Nov. 23, 1998 in St. Joseph's Church, Cabot Street, Sydney. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorial donations may be made to the Carefield Manor, Sydney, or the Alzheimer Society.
Olive Frances MacNeil
79, Soldiers Cove
Olive Frances MacNeil, 79, of Soldiers Cove, Richmond County, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at home.
Born in Arnprior, Ont., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Angelina (Portigee) Herbert. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Barra Head.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph P.; daughters, Beverly (Mrs. Bob Chapman), Carlton Place, Ont., Patricia MacNeil, Ottawa, Rosella (Mrs. Patrick Bouchard), Gloucester, Ont.; sons, Thomas and Roderick, both of Gloucester, Ont., Richard, Kitchener, Ont., Peter, Kingston, Ont.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by sister, Stella; brothers, Francis and Josie.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 from Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head with the Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Interment will be in St. John the Chrysostom Parish Cemetery, Arnprior, Ont.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
Violet Mae MacPherson
The memorial service for the late Violet Mae MacPherson who passed away on November 19, 1998, will be held Sunday, November 22 at Sydney Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.
84, Glace Bay
William Troke, 84, of Dau-Taigh Na Mara, Main Street, Glace Bay, N.S., died November 20, 1998, at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Little Lorraine, N.S., he was the son of the late Edward and Winifred (Ratchford) Troke. He was a fisherman until his retirement and served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was also a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu.
He is survived by two sisters, Helen Fennell, Sydney, and Mary Nauffts, Winnipeg; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by two brothers, Jack and Tom; three sisters, Jane Campbell, Teresa (Tess) Hall, and Alice Harker.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral service will be on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu. with the Rev. Peter Leblanc officiating and under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home.
No flowers by request. Donations may be made to local food banks or the charity of one's choice.
Mary Beatrice Carlson
83, Glace Bay
Mary Beatrice Carlson, 83, of 50 Water St., Glace Bay passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street, after a brief illness.
Beatrice was born in Cheticamp and moved to Glace Bay at an early age. She was the daughter of the late Jules and Elizabeth (Aucoin) Deveaux. Beatrice was a lifetime member of the Holy Cross Altar Society and the parish choir. Beatrice was associated with the CNIB. She was a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club and the Happy-Go-Lucky-Ladies Club. Bea was an avid bowler and a dart player. She loved to play cards and generally loved life.
Beatrice is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward Carlson; daughters, Leone Carlson at home, Irene Campbell, British Columbia, Yvonne Billard and Mabel Crabbe, Glace Bay and a foster daughter, Faye (Tommy) MacLean, Glace Bay; sons, Gerald, Albert (Penny) and Richard (Carol), Ont., Ronald (Laurie), Gabarus; 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Beatrice is also survived by one sister, Mary Yvonne, Glace Bay and brothers, Leo, Aloysuis and Bernard, all of Ontario and Joseph, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by brothers, George, Stanley and Dennis Deveaux.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held at Holy Cross Church 2 p.m. Wednesday with Father John Graham officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Alan Joseph Chisholm
28, Port Hood
Alan Joseph Chisholm, 28, of Port Hood died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
Born in Kingston, Ontario, he was the son of Bernard Chisholm and the late Frances (MacDonnell) Chisholm, Port Hood. He was a member of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood. He was a carpenter by trade.
Besides his father, he is survived by three brothers, Ken, Halifax, James and wife Laurie, Halifax, and Marcel, Port Hood.
Besides his mother, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Leo and Mary (Burns) MacDonnell and paternal grandparents, John A. and Marcella (MacDonald) Chisholm.
The late Mr. Chisholm will rest in the Port Hood Funeral Home with visitation from 2-4, 7-9 Monday and from 12 noon-2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peters Church, Port Hood. Cremation to follow, under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to St. Peters Cemetery Fund.
Thomas David Foster
67, Sydney Mines
Thomas David Foster , 67, of 212 Atlantic Street Sydney Mines died suddenly, Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at home.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late David Thomas and Sarah (Tobin) Foster . He was a member of St. Pius X Parish, Sydney Mines and was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation until his retirement several years ago.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Richards; his special mother, Cecelia Tobin, Mill Creek; his daughter, Edith and her husband, Carman Carroll, his sons, Thomas (Brenda), William (Linda), James (Donna) and Bernard (Jane), all of Sydney Mines and his 12 grandchildren who loved him dearly.
Also surviving are his sisters, Hildegarde Cox, Sydney Mines and Theresa (Jim) MacDonald, London, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Cyril and William and a brother in infancy.
Visitation today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G. R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Gentle and kind in all of his ways,
Giving and loving to the end of his days,
Sincere and kind in heart and mind,
What a beautiful memory he left behind.
Anna Catherine MacGillivary
Anna Catherine MacGillivary, 68, of 84 Green Road, Sydney, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, She was the daughter of the late William and Christine (McMullin) MacGillivary. She was owner/operator of Green Road Dairy.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Hawryluk; two daughters, Christina (Clifton) Bailey, Glace Bay and Kendra (Joseph) MacKinnon, Fort McMurray, Alta.; three sons, Roland (Wendy) Chaput, Donkin, Fred (Dorothy) Hawryluk, Sydney and Brent (Cathy) Hawryluk, Sydney; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three sisters, Johanna MacAulay, Sydney, Margaret Lueptger, Surrey, B.C. and Barbara MacGillivary, Glace Bay and one brother, Richard MacGillivary, New Waterford.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Frances and Isobel and three brothers, Robert, Roddie and William.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Augustine's Church with Rev. James Attwood officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Unit.
Anthony W. (Tony) MacNaughton
Anthony W. (Tony) MacNaughton, 76, of the Senior Citizens Complex, Iona died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 in Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was a member of St. Columba Parish, Iona. He was brought up by the late Ellen MacLean, Washabuck. He served 10 years as a brother at St. Augustine's in Monastery and two years in Maryvale, Ontario. He was employed by the Department of Transportation and retired in 1987.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie (MacLean) MacNaughton, brother, Richard MacNaughton, two adopted sisters, Mary Ann MacKenzie and Tina MacNeil and an adopted brother, Neil Devoe.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. today funeral 11 a.m. Monday both in St. Columba Church, Iona, Rev. Fred Morley officiating. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Columba Building Fund.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Fred MacQueen, 48, of Stanfield St., Sydney died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Neil Ferguson and Jeannette (Wells) MacQueen. He worked as an electrician at Sydney Steel Corporation for 28 years. He was a member of Gospel Hall, Sydney for years.
Surviving are two sisters, Ducy Pardy, Marion Bridge Highway and Neila MacQueen, Sydney and two nephews, Neil and Frankie.
There will be no visitation. Service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Gospel Hall, Whitney Ave., Sydney with Brother John MacDonald officiating.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Walter Malcolm Mudge
Walter Malcolm Mudge, 83, of St. Bridget Street, Sydney passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lucy Elizabeth (Graves) Mudge. He retired from Sysco, Rail Finishing Mill after 39 years of service. He was an adherent of Bethel Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen, Port Hastings and Janice, Sydney; one son, David, Howie Centre; four grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Brenton, Enfield, N.S. and one brother, Thomas, Englishtown.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Georgie Ferguson, one son, Bruce, one sister, Helen MacLennan and three brothers, George, Richard and John.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Bethel Presbyterian Church 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Annie Jane (Bell) Muise
84, Reserve Mines
Annie Jane (Bell) Muise, 84, of 8 Holland St., Reserve Mines died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 in the Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Buckles) Assiff. Bell was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. She had been employed many year ago at Holy Redeemer Parish in Whitney Pier. She will be sadly missed by family and friends whose lives she touched with her gentleness and kind smile.
She is survived by her son, James Doucette, with whom she resided; five grandchildren, Wanda Green, Trevor, Jamie (Jacqueline), Danielle and Jason Doucette; four great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Robyn, Hailey and Jill and also a special family friend, Danielle Wadden.
Twice married, she was predeceased by her first husband, Michael Doucette and second husband, Francis Muise, a daughter in infancy, four sisters, three brothers, and her granddaughter's husband, Gordie Green.
Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Father Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Patricia Florence Parks
Patricia Florence Parks, 51, of 35 Main St., Custom Trailer Park, Sydney died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Edna (Gillard) White. She was employed at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney for 18 years. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest; daughters, Kim (Mrs. Terry Proctor), Sydney, Tammy Donovan (Danny Hillier), Sydney; stepdaughter, Sharon Parks Bras d'Or; son, Cory Donovan, Sydney; stepson, David Parks, Bras d'Or; four grandchildren, Mitchell MacKinnon, Tyler Proctor, Tanya and Dillon Hillier; two step grandchildren, Courtney Almond and Meighan Carey; five sisters, Mary White, Sydney, Cecilia (Mrs. Joe Parsons), Marion Bridge, Cleo (Mrs. John McLeod), Bras d'Or, Kathie White, Sydney, Gloria Appleby, Brampton, Ont.; four brothers, Jack White and Frank White, both of Florence, Jimmie White and Eddie White, both of Sydney and also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Laura Parks and a brother in infancy.
Visitation will be held in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel this evening (Monday) 7-9 p.m. Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or with Father Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.