Mary (Donovan) Devison
62, Dundas, Ont.
Mary Devison entered into eternal life on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Jean (Poirier) and George (Matt) Donovan. Her mother predeceased her by three months.
Mary is survived by three children, Martha, George, Michelle, their spouses and by eight grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. She is also survived by her brother, Blaise (Sheila), Dartmouth; sisters, Sister Ellen, Marg (Bob) Barrett, Rita, Patricia (Tommy) MacDonald, all of Glace Bay, Jean Marie, Sault Ste. Marie.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her dear friend and companion, Jim Smith. Her kind loving spirit will remain with us forever. "We are changed now, not because she left us, but because she touched us."
Friends were received by the family at the Cattel, Eaton, Chambers Funeral Home, Dundas, where the funeral took place on Oct. 13th, celebrant for the service was Rev. William Curtin. Mass was celebrated for Mary in the parish church on Thanksgiving Day. A candlelight service was held for the family at which time Mary's life was celebrated and her favourite music played. She was laid to rest near an old oak tree in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Dundas.
Rest in Peace dearest Mary, it's good to touch THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME.
James A. (Jim) Gracie
71, Glace Bay
James A. (Jim) Gracie, 71, of 12 Costey St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, peacefully at the residence of his brother and sister-in-law, Dannie and Agnes Gracie, 90 Centre Ave., Glace Bay.
Born in L'Ardoise, he was the son of the late Patrick R. and Margaret Rose (Briand) Gracie. He was employed for 39 years at Nos. 20 and 26 collieries, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Gracie is survived by his lifelong companion, Theresa McBride; sisters, Alice (Mrs. Dan Lewis), Brampton, Ont., Liz (Mrs. John Pemberton), Donna (Mrs. Blaine Timmons), both of Glace Bay; brothers, Alfred and his wife, Jean, Leo and his wife, Midge, Charles, Billie and his wife, Florence, Dannie and his wife, Agnes, all of Glace Bay and Fabian (Mary), Port Credit, Ont. Mr. Gracie was a very active member of the Glace Bay Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church.
He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth in infancy.
Visitation for the late Mr. Gracie will be held Saturday evening from 7-9 and Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Baptist Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Elizabeth A. Landry
91, River Bourgeois
Elizabeth A. Landry, 91, of River Bourgeois, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in River Bourgeois, she was the daughter of the late William N. and Sarah Jane (Landry) Burke. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish and the CWL. In her earlier years, she taught in several schools in Richmond County.
Surviving are sons, George A. (Sandra), Eddie (Ann), both of River Bourgeois; daughter, Denise, Stellarton; two sisters, Mathilda, Evelina, both of St. Peter's; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry, sister, Gladys, brothers, Edmund, David and Herman.
Visitation will be held 2-9 p.m. Saturday at the River Bourgeois Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John The Baptist Church with the Rev. Sandy MacNeil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strait Richmond Hospital or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
Winnifred Josephine MacDonald
Winnifred Josephine MacDonald, 83, of Dundee Drive, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (White) Doolan. She was a life long resident of Grand Lake Road and a member of St. Augustine's Parish.
Winnifred is survived by two daughters, Mary MacDonald, Sydney and Shirley (Jack Lappin), Sydney; two sons, Vincent, Sydney and John, Ontario; a sister, Sadie Gillis, Sydney; five grandchildren, Jacqueline, Pamela, Amanda, Kenny and Kevin and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1975, five sisters, Mary, Julia, Katie, Nell and Maggie and eight brothers, Bill, Gus, Jack, Tom, Edward, Dan, Michael and Francis Joseph.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at St. Augustine's Church 10:30 a.m. Monday with Fr. James Attwood officiating. Interment will be in St. Theresa's Cemetery. Funeral is under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Ronald James Malloy
Ronald James Malloy, 82, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in Halifax. Born in Bedford, he was the son of the late James and Alice (Rouse) Malloy. Prior to his retirement, he worked for J&M Murphy's Ltd. and Domcor for 33 years in Cape Breton. He was a member of the Commercial Traveller's Association and a past member of Rotary.
He is survived by his wife, Frances (MacCormack) Malloy; sister, Rita Kline, Halifax; his children and their spouses, Paul, Toronto; Jeannine, St. Adele, Que.; Peter (Corinne Hodder-Malloy); Adrienne, Allan (Heather McEwan), Charles (Carrie Cussons), Jocelyn (Hugh Colborne), all of Halifax and eight grandchildren, Frances, Emily, Andrew, Kirsten, Adrienne, Bailey, Mary Sheridan and Adyn.
He was predeceased by his son, Ronald Jr., and his sister, Marion.
Visitation will take place at Snow's Funeral Home in Halifax, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Canadian Martyr's Church in Halifax. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Palliative Care Program at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
Aubrey Donald Randell
Aubrey Donald Randell, 93, of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
Born in Tilt Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Levi and Sarah (Curtis) Randell. He was retired from Sydney Steel Corp., a member of St. Andrew's United Church and also of the IOOF. He is survived by his daughter, Roma (Fred J. Hayles, Jr., Seal Beach, Calif.); son, Benjamin Randell (Toronto); sister, Olive Rumboldt (Corner Brook, Nfld.); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Levi and Sarah Randell, wife, Rose (Follett) Randell, daughter, Emma Delares, sisters, Stella MacDonald, Mabel Randell, and Alma Randell and brother, Claude Randell.
Funeral service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment will be at Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Margaret Isabel Steele
Margaret Isabel Steele, of MacGillivray Guest Home and formerly of Sydney, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Iona, Victoria County, she was the daughter of the late Dan D. and Mary (Beaton) MacNeil. She was a member St. Anthony Daniel parish and formerly of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheila (John) Reid, Coxheath; two sons, Joe Mackinnon, Westmount and Cyril (Dawna) Steele, Petawana, Ont.; nine grandchildren, Joe Jr., Kathy, Margaret Anne, Katrina, Sean, David, Kate, Matthew, Lisa; three great-grandchildren, Erin, Douglas and Brendan.
Predeceased by her husband Donald J. Steele in 1978 and by three brothers, Dan Rory, John Angus and Alex and three sisters, Mary Jane, Mary and Elizabeth.
The late Mrs. Steele will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with the Rev. L. Boone officiating, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Margaret (Peggy) Darroch
Margaret (Peggy) Darroch, late of Vancouver, B.C., formerly of New Waterford, N.S. passed away October 29, 1998 in Powell River, B.C. at the age of 72.
Born September, 29, 1926 in North Sydney, N.S., Peggy was the daughter of the late John and Susan (White) Murphy, Centre Street, North Sydney.
Peggy is survived by her two children, daughter, Heather (Mark) Watson; son, John; grandson, Matthew; one sister, Ethel MacLean, New Waterford; one brother, Cam (Mildred) Murphy, Sydney Mines and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 31 years, Emmanuel Oscar (E.O.); two sisters, Pauline (Al) Kalbhenn and Kathleen (Sr. Angela Marie, SC) Murphy and one brother, Thomas.
A memorial mass will be said on the evening of Monday, November 2, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Vancouver, B.C., Rev. Fr. Douglas Pankhurst, C.Ss.R., celebrant. Interment at the Gardens of Gethsemane the following morning. At her request there will be no funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
Pipe Major Margaret Roberta (Lyle) Dove
Margie Lyle Dove, 57, of 111 George St., Sydney passed away from this earthly life into God's kingdom in the presence of her loving family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital November 1, 1998.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of Marie (MacLean) Lyle of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines and of the late Robert Lyle.
Margie in her youth was a member of the Gaelic College MacDougall's Pipe Band for many years. A winner of many honours and awards, she was the North American piping, singing and dancing champion, appearing at many highland gatherings throughout the Maritime provinces. She appeared on television in New York City and was a guest at Radio City Music Hall, touring various places in the U.S.A., Chicago, North Carolina with a special appearance at the White House with the President of the United States. Later she was a teacher of children in religious classes after attending seminars at Mount St. Vincent University. Her life was a dedication of courage, strength, compassion and charity. Margie will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Margie is survived by her devoted husband, Joe; daughters, Paula (Clayton) Boutilier, Millville, Brenda (Darryl) Baxendale, Boularderie; sister, Marlene, Sydney Mines; brothers, Danny, Ottawa, Johnny and Jimmie, both of Sydney Mines and grandchildren, Chad, Stephanie, Tyler, Brendan, Jesse and Dana.
She was predeceased by brothers, Hilton, Gordon and Brenton.
Margie's wish was that her body be donated to the Dalhousie University Anatomy Department, but at this time they were unable to accept her donation, so cremation will take place. A memorial mass will take place Wednesday, 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney where Margie and Joe exchanged wedding vows with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
87, Sydney Mines
Elizabeth MacDonald, 87, of 12 Queen St., Sydney Mines passed away quietly Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary Anne (MacNeil) MacIntyre. She was a life long member of Immaculate Conception Church.
She is survived by her son Brian and his wife Joanna, Toronto; her daughter, Anne Miriam and her husband Michael Mattie, Stellarton; her sister, Catherine (Dolly) MacIntyre, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Aaron, Jonathan, Alana and James.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Edward MacDonald, brothers, Allan, Joseph and James and sisters, Anna (Mrs. John Morrison), Frances (Mrs. Gerald Cleary) and Euphemia.
Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Tuesday, 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the C.N.I.B.
Calvin Wesley MacLennan
Calvin Wesley MacLennan, 78, of Sydney passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Annie (MacKillop) MacLennan. He was a member of St. Andrews United Church. He served in the Second World War with the 3rd division of the Royal Canadian Artillery, 12th Field Regiment. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. He was also a member of the Whitney Pier Historical Society and the Clan MacLennan Association.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Thomson; five daughters, Karen (Archie) Mitchell, Sask., Jennifer MacLennan, Sask., Juanita (Gerry) MacLennan, Halifax, Sheena (Bruce) MacLennan, Sydney, Gwenith MacLennan, Sydney; two sons, Kirk (Mary) MacLennan, Ottawa, Shaun MacLennan, B.C.; one nephew, Fred MacLennan, Sydney, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Angus, Rod, Alex, Fred, Gordon and a sister, Katherine.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Family flowers only by request. Donations can be made to charity of choice.
Daniel R. MacNeil
Daniel R. MacNeil, 86, of 21 Harrington Place, Sydney, formerly of Big Pond, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at home.
Born in Glengarry, Big Pond, he was the son of the late Dan R. and Annie (MacNeil) MacNeil. Danny was a gentleman who lived a simple life and always saw the good in everyone who quite appropriately died on All Saints Day. Danny worked for Sydney Steel Corp. for more than 40 years, finally retiring from the docks in 1977. A devoted Catholic, he was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Survived and sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, but especially missed by sister-in-law, Sally MacNeil and by those who loved him as a father. Nieces Mary (Mrs. Sheldon Matheson), Sydney, Alberta (Mrs. Chris VandeRiet), Shubenacadie and nephews, John C. MacNeil (Lorraine), Sydney, Dan (Brother) MacNeil (Jackie), Sydney and Brian MacNeil (Jayne), Sydney.
He was predeceased by seven sisters, Betty Casey, Margaret Cameron, Mary MacNeil, Kitty Planetta, Flo Jackson, Annie Chuppa and Kay Cameron and two brothers, Murdoch and Father Joe MacNeil.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church, Father Anthony O'Connor officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Edward Joshua Phillips
75, Margaree Centre
Edward Joshua Phillips, 75, of Margaree Centre died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Margaree Centre, he was the son of the late James H. and Sarah (Timmons) Phillips. He was a woodsman and was a member of Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre.
He is survived by three sisters, Nina (Mrs. Charles Swain), Mass., USA, Minnie Timmons, Margaree Centre and Isabella Phillips, Margaree Centre.
He was predeceased by brothers, James, Joseph, Thomas, Alfred, Harry and twin brothers, Lawrence and Herbert.
The body is resting at Mr. Phillips' residence, Margaree Centre with visiting hours Tuesday after 1 p.m. and all day Wednesday. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday in Wilson United Church, Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Burial in Congregational Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.