David John Barrett
58, Porter's Lake
David John Barrett, 58, Porter's Lake, passed away at home unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
Born in Fredericton, he was a son of Norma (Smith) Barrett and the late H. Gordon Barrett. He worked for Traders Group Ltd.; was a loan officer with CIBC and was a real estate agent, retiring in 1991.
He was a lover of wood and crafted many items for family and friends. He and his family lived in Fredericton, New Glasgow, Sydney, Dartmouth and most recently, Porters's Lake.
He was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Porter's Lake. He was past president of the Nova Scotia Real Estate Board, past president of the Kinsmen Clubs in New Glasgow and Sydney and a charter president of the Cole Harbour Kinsmen.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Rolene Grant; daughters, Janice-Marie and husband Victor Penney Jr., Eastern Passage, Jacqueline and husband Richard Rudolph, Porter's Lake; grandchildren Matthew and Christopher Penney, Johnathan and Kelly Rudolph; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Gordon Minard), Liverpool, Martha (Mrs. Stuart Parker), Calgary, Alberta, Margaret Rose (Mrs. Henry Gerggain), Cornwall, Ontario; twin brother, Daniel Barrett and wife Marge, Beverly Hills, California, Frederick Wilkins and wife Muriel, Fredericton; sister-in-law, Mary Barrett, Fredericton, many nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Edward in infancy and Donald.
Flowers only by the family.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Myra Road, Porter's Lake, Rev. David Garrett officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Reception to follow in church hall.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Ernest M. Decker
Ernest Decker of Leeside Drive, Coxheath, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ernie was born in Cape Onion, Newfoundland, and settled in Cape Breton with his wife, Ena in 1961. He retired from teaching at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School (NSCC - Prince Street) in June 1991 after 26 years. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He was also a member of the Mira Fiddlers.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ena; three daughters, Pam, Joy and Lisa and their husbands, John Timmerman, James Cookson, and Randy MacFarlane. During the past six years he had the joy of welcoming three grandchildren to his family, Patrick Cookson, Jonathan Cookson and Grace MacFarlane.
Ernie is survived by four brothers, Garland (Janie), Guy (Ida), Ross (Iris) and Weldon; five sisters, Joyce (Alec Crocker), Shirley (Ray Beaufield), Juanita (Clyde Taite), Belle (Des Browne) and Lois Decker and sister-in-law Elsie Decker as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Effie Decker; brother, Headley and sister-in-law, Selma Decker.
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Sydney River United Protestant Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Reverend Allan McIntosh officiating. Interment will be in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.
Sister Jean Alexius MacArthur
Sister Jean Alexius MacArthur (formerly Mary Faustina), 89, of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Bethany.
Born in Pine Tree, Pictou County, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie (MacDonald) MacArthur.
Sister Jean entered the Congregation on July 8, 1934 having already acquired her first teacher's licence from the Provincial Normal College in Truro and having taught two years at Fraser's Grant and two years at Glassburn, Antigonish County. In 1936 she resumed her teaching service and held teaching positions in Canso, Margaree, Eskasoni, Dominion, St. Andrew's, East Bay, Portage in Sydney Forks, Main-a-Dieu, Nova Scotia and Kamloops, British Columbia. She retired from teaching in 1971 having taught for 52 years without claiming one sick day. She continued to serve the Kamloops Diocese for five years as Diocesan Director of Holy Childhood. Sister Jean came to Bethany in 1992.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Grace, Katherine Ann, Margaret Ann and Sadie and brothers, Joseph, Bernard A., Bernard J. and John.
The remains will be resting at Bethany Motherhouse after 11 a.m. today where a Bible Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethany Chapel. Burial in Bethany Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
John Peter "Jack" MacDonald
56, Sydney River
John P. "Jack" MacDonald, 56, of 1140 Kings Road, Sydney River died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Alex and Catherine (Mombourquette) MacDonald, Sydney River. As a youth, Jack was part of the very first group of Queen Scouts in Canada and throughout his life he continued with his love for the outdoors. He was employed as a cook in Jasper's in Sydney River for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ellen Quaade; two daughters, Suzanne, Thunder Bay, Ont., and Catherine Ann (Mel) Kelly, Winnipeg; two sons, Peter John, Thunder Bay, Ont. and Alexander R., Richmond, B.C.; one brother, Doug (Margaret) MacDonald, Howie Centre; four grandchildren, Tamara Ann, Jason, Charlotte and Jessica and also by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Roy Alexander.
The late Mr. MacDonald will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Tuesday evening 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Fred MacQueen, 48, of Stanfield St., Sydney who died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 was predeceased by his father, Neil Ferguson MacQueen.
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 ans his wife Carolyn, Howie Centre; four grandchildren, Natalie, Richard, Crystal, and Graham; 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 (Annie) Doucette, with whom she resided; five grandchildren, Wanda Green, Trevor (Jacqueline), Jamie, 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 was held Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. (today) Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Father Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Any memorial made in her name may be made to the Spina Bifida Associaiton or charity of choice.
Margaret Paruch, 72, of 28 Gorman St., Sydney passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was the wife of Edward Paruch, Sydney.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Lawrence (Scottie) Pierre
Lawrence (Scottie) Pierre of 30 Mapleridge Drive, Sydney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Archibald and Catherine (Morrison) Pierre. He was a veteran of World War II serving overseas in the Canadian Army. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier.
He is survived by his daughter, Florence Speer, St. Louis, Missouri; son, Lawrence, Sydney River; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rachael Appleton, Sydney Forks, Betty Hamood, Glace Bay; three brothers, Joseph, John and Archie of Sydney.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn MacLeod (who passed away Nov. 11th); two sisters, Eileen Pierre, and Greta Mercer; and one brother, Roderick.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday 11 a.m. for Lawrence and Evelyn Pierre. Interment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Anna Marie Ross
Anna Marie Ross, 67, Baddeck, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at home.
Born in Baddeck, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Rhodenia (Matheson) MacDonald. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam Morrison, Baddeck, Cathy (Mrs. Dan Lucey), Summerland, B.C., sister, Margaret C. (Peggy) (Mrs. William (Billy) Morrison), Baddeck; grandchildren, Amanda, Baddeck, Conal and Ayla, Summerland, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Ross.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 in St. Matthew's United Church, Marble Mountain with the Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating. Burial in Lime Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lime Hill Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Angus James Corbett
70, Nanaimo, B.C.
Angus James Corbett, 70, Nanaimo, B.C., former resident of New Waterford, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 in Nanaimo, B.C.
A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at 3 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, Nanaimo, B.C.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 from 9-10 a.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, followed by burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Eileen Margaret Gay
Eileen Margaret Gay, passed away at the Trenton Memorial Hospital, Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, in her 77th year.
She was predeceased by her parents, Norris and Alvalena Gay, Sydney, N.S. and sister Col. Marion Gay, RCAF retired.
Beloved sister of Stuart, Fredericton, N.B. and Lorne, San Francisco, Calif.
Also survived by her Aunt Evelyn MacIntosh, aged 101 formerly of Toronto, Ont. and now residing in Truro, N.S.
In keeping with Eileen's wishes, arrangements will be private. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date in Gay River, N.S.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home, 29 Bay St., Trenton, 613-394-2433.
John Alexander MacDonald
82, Glace Bay
John Alexander MacDonald, 82, a resident of 9 1/2 Marconi St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Angus Neil MacDonald and Maude (Walsh) MacDonald-MacLeod. He was an employee of Lynch's Bakery for more than 20 years and later as a commissionaire at the Sydney Airport, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, John Bernard Croak Legion and the Glace Bay Pensioners Club. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Stratton; a stepdaughter, Diana MacLean and a step-grandson, John N. MacLean, Lindenhurst, N.Y. and also a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Edgar, a sister, Vera, two sisters and one brother in infancy.
The late Mr. MacDonald will rest in the Patten Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay with visiting Thursday, Nov. 26, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 with Rev. Feversham Arnold officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Ralph A. MacLeod
66, London, Ont.
Ralph Arnold MacLeod, of London, Ont., passed away on Friday Nov. 20, 1998.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John E. (Jack) and Sarah Margaret (Ferguson) MacLeod of 248 Royal Ave. in Sydney.
Ralph's career was with the Canadian Armed Forces.
He is survived by a son, John, in London; a sister, Marion Bond, Scarborough Ont., and three brothers, Allister, Morris and Earl MacLeod, all of Sydney. Ralph also is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 in London, Ont. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held in Sydney at a later date.
Wilson (Rory) Murphy
73, Reserve Mines
Mr. Wilson (Rory) Murphy, 73, a resident of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, and a former resident of Reserve Mines, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in the Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Daniel and Josephine (McKinnon) Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was a member of Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines and a former employee with the Cape Breton Development Corp. working in collieries, No. 16, 18 and 26. He was a brusherman at the time of his retirement. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Signal Corp for three years.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his loving wife, the former Rita MacQueen, Sydney; five daughters, Lindsay, at home, Carolyn, Dolena and Cheryl, all of Red Deer, Alta., and Nancy (Mrs. Lennie Treige), Glace Bay; three sons, James Wilson and his wife, Carmella, Parker and his wife, Winna, all of Glace Bay and Wilson and his wife Anita, CFB Shearwater, Halifax; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ester Gulliver, Calgary and Joyce (Mrs. Wallace Tighe), New Waterford and one brother, Daniel and his wife, Shirley, Reserve Mines.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Rita Josephine, three brothers, Donald (Ack), Cecil and Henry and a sister Christine (Rare) Oliver.
Visitation for the late Mr. Murphy will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines, with Rev. David MacLean officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials in Mr. Murphy's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, the Veteran's Comfort Fund or charity of choice.
Margaret T. Paruch
The death of Mrs. Margaret Paruch, 72, of 28 Gorman St., Sydney, occurred Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in East Bay, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Sadie MacDonald.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward; sons, Raymond (Wanda), Bernard (Jacqueline) and Lawrence (Patricia), all of Sydney and Paul (Lori), Timberlea; daughters, Kathleen (Blair) Richard, Dartmouth, Joanne (Doug) Colson, Porters Lake and 10 loving grandchildren, Nadine and Glenn, Ian and Lise, Craig and Colin, Jeremy and Taylore, Devin and Kent.
Also surviving are sisters, Marie Walsh, Irene Lefort, Antigonish, Catherine MacLellan, East Bay, Refina MacNeil and Gloria Youden, Sydney and one brother, Bernard, Oshawa.
She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Norman MacDonald.
Margaret was devoted to her family and to the service of others. For this she was loved and will be remembered.
She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney, the CWL, a volunteer worker of St. Vincent de Paul Society, a former member of Cape Breton School Board, the first female president of Sydney Credit Union Board of Directors and a board member of Sydney Co-Op Society.
She was also a volunteer worker of Children With Learning Disabilities in the former Constantine School and a founding member of the Constantine Home and School Association.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral will take place 11 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Arthur John Redquest
Arthur John Redquest, 67, of 20 Intercolonial St., Sydney, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Dan and Catherine (MacLean) Redquest. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. Art was employed as a pipefitter/plumber and was also in construction for Local 682. Art was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by two stepdaughters; three stepsons; one stepsister, Mary MacLeod, Sydney; one brother, Charles, Sydney. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Muller) Redquest in March 1995, two brothers, Ronald and Steven, three stepbrothers, John MacDonald, Mike Redquest and Roddie Redquest, two stepsisters, Isabel Brennan and Mary MacMullin.
The late Mr. Redquest will have visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in T.W. Curry Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Interment in St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery, Grand Mira.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Mary Lucena (Kelloway) Winstanley
Mary Lucena (Kelloway) Winstanley, 87, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the St. Catharines General Hospital.
Beloved wife of the late William Winstanley (1989), loving mother of William (Tryphena) Winstanley, London, Ont., Thelma and her husband, the late Roland Villeseche, St. Catharines, Vina (Gerry) Lauzon, Woodstock. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Ruth McLeod, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and two brothers.
The family will receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Chapel, 2 Regent St., Thorold. Funeral service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lamb Chapel with Rev. Rob Park officiating. Interment in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations to a charity of one's choice in memory of Mary would be appreciated by the family.