Emily (Mamie) Banfield
86, North Sydney
Emily (Mamie) Banfield, 86, a longtime resident of Crandall St., North Sydney and formerly of Beacon Crescent, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., Mamie was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Clevett, and was brought up by the late Mr. and Mrs. Jobe Hann of Crandall St., from the age of four.
She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Banfield; one brother, Albert Clevett and two sisters, Sarah (Clevett) MacDonald and Mary (Clevett) Blackmore.
Visitation will be 7-9 this evening (Monday) in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
J. Allister Coleman
Joseph Allister Coleman, 67, of 414 Cottage Road, Sydney passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Ellen "Nellie" (McInnis) Coleman. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Sydney.
Allister enjoyed a long career in finance having worked for Avco Finance and the past 20 years at the Bank of Montreal.
Allister is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Helen McCarron; two sons, Kevin (Brenda) and Paul (Michelle), both of Sydney and four daughters, Anita (Pat) Kline, Enfield, N.S., Maureen (David) Ferguson, Sydney, Carron and Kathleen, both at home.
He was a loving grandfather to his six grandchildren, Stephen, Raymond, Jenna, Mitchell, Alexander and Brendan.
He is also survived by two brothers, Gerard (Jean), Sydney Forks and Greg (Pat), Sydney and by several nieces and nephews.
Allister will be fondly remembered for his kind and caring ways and for his passionate love of music. For many years he directed the junior choir at St. Joseph's Parish and he was an original member of the Cape Breton Chorale.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998 at St. Joseph's Church, Cabot St., Sydney with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Donations may be made to the VON, Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to T. W. Curry Ltd.
"Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hands."
Maria Antonietta DeLazzer
88, Niagara Falls, Ont.
Maria Antonietta DeLazzer, 88, of Niagara Falls, Ont. died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter DeLazzer (1976). Dearly loved mother of Joseph (Shirley) DeLazzer, Port Hawkesbury, Olga (Guido) Bombassaro, Niagara Falls and Bruno (Brucie) DeLazzer, Bramalea. Cherished grandmother of Joseph (Debbie), Anita, David (Tammy), Douglas, John, Anne-Marie (Ed), Peter (Donna) and Catherine.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. For further information please call T.W. Curry Funeral Home, Sydney (539-3002).
Bernardine Flynn, 91, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, a former resident of Forrest Street, Sydney died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Lottie (McKnight) Weaver. She was a member of United Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, John (Geraldine), Terrence (Lorraine), Beaver Cove and Melvin (Phyllis), North Sydney; three daughters, Helen (William) Pickles, Sydney, Judy (Harold) Penney, Westmount and Deanne Dennison, Fredericton, N.B.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Harry, Sydney, Austin, Victoria, B.C., Robert, Chase, B.C. and Merrill, Fergus, Ont. and one sister, Dorothy Musgrave, Victoria, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband, John (Jack), an infant daughter, Patricia, a sister, Helen, brothers, George, Frank and Ray, a granddaughter, Lynda and a grandson, Donald.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. followed by funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Family flowers only. Memorials may be made to the VON or Breton Bay Auxiliary.
Catherine Margaret Ley
91, Little Lorraine
Catherine Ley, 91, of Little Lorraine passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, where she resided for the past five years.
Born in Main-a-Dieu, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (O'Neil) Lahey. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu and the CWL.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Price , Laura Kennedy and Kathleen (Mrs. Joseph Burke), all of Little Lorraine; two sons, Tom (Lucille) Ley, Main-a-Dieu, Pat (Sandra) Ley, Mulgrave; sister, Mary Bailey, Sydney; brother, Raymond, Bateston; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband James in 1940, she was predeceased by a son, Charlie in March 1998, also sisters, Rose, Martha and Helen and brothers, James, Gerald, Urban and George.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu.
Interment in the parish cemetery with Rev. Peter Leblanc officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.
"God Bless All Her Care Givers at Breton Bay."
Thomas (Son) McInnis
81, Reserve Mines
Thomas (Son) McInnis, 81, of Neville Street, Reserve Mines died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in McKays Corner, Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Daniel and Madge (Flynn) McInnis. He was employed for 46 years with Dominion and Cape Breton Development Corporation, retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with West Nova Scotia Regiment and Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and an honourary member of St. Joseph's Men's Club. He was, at one time, on the board of directors of Reserve Mines Credit Union.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Smith; daughters, Daria (Mrs. Bill Johnston), Glace Bay, Collette (Mrs. Dave Kemshead), Liverpool; sons, Danny (Paula), Wayne (Connie), Reserve Mines, Tom, Sydney; sisters, Elsie Chenell, Monica McNeil, Boston, Laura Murphy, Reserve Mines, Thelma McCormick, Glace Bay; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Thomas in infancy, brothers, Gus and Donald.
Visitation took place Sunday evening 7-9 and will be held Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines with Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
Katherine (Katie) Morrison
84, North Sydney
Katie Morrison, 84, of the Northside Community Guest Home, and formerly of 62 Tobin Ave., North Sydney died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the guest home.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Rita (Steele) Denney. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, a member of the CWL and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19, ladies auxiliary. An avid dart player, she belonged to the Legion, Orange Lodge and the "Bottoms Up" dart leagues. Katie enjoyed bowling with the Wednesday night ladies bowling league and taking part in Cape Breton and provincial tournaments and she loved to play cards.
She is survived by one son, Bill (Aggie), North Sydney; three daughters, Paula (Mrs. David Jessome), Bras d'Or, Kaye (Mrs. Gilles Cusson), Mirimachi, N.B., Betty (Mrs. Mansel Penny), North Sydney; one brother, Melvin Denney, Cambridge, Ont.; one sister, Mrs. Florence Hatcher, Edmonton, Alta.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard, three brothers, Tom, Dan and Claude, a sister, Rita Bonnar and also by brother, Cecil and sister, Louella in infancy.
Funeral mass will take place 2 p.m. today (Monday) from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Terra Lee Pearcey
12, Bras d'Or
Terra Lee Pearcey, 12, of 53 Main Street, Bras d'Or died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at home.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of Jeannie Pearcey and Todd Turbide. She was a Grade 6 student at Bras d'Or Elementary School. She was involved in numerous activities and had a love for sports.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her stepfather, Jackie Dawe; her brother, John Daniel (J.D.); maternal grandparents, James Pearcey, Elliot Lake and Alice Pearcey, Welland, Ont.; her paternal grandmother, Theresa Turbide, Alder Point; her step-grandparents, Hector and Rose Dawe; her aunts, Mary Devoe, Patricia Hoeg and Michele Petrossie; her uncles, Jimmy Pearcey, Joey Pearcey, Shane Pearcey, Kevin Turbide, Ronnie Turbide and Greg Moore.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Ronald Turbide and her uncle, Steve Pearcey. She will be sadly missed by her numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held today (Monday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will take place 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or with Rev. Joe Gillis officiating.
Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
75, North Sydney
Leonard Roberts, 75, of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of 145 West St., North Sydney died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Edward and Alice (Ferneyhough) Roberts.
Leonard had been employed with National Sea Products in North Sydney for many years and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Dorcas; two sons, David Allan, North Sydney and John Leonard, Sydney; one sister, Mary G. Strickland, Leitches Creek and also by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edward, two stepbrothers, John and Wilfred and one stepsister, Ethel.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating.
Burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Emily S. Allen
91, North Sydney
Emily Sarah Allen, 91, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of 49 Allen Lane, North Sydney, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the guest home.
Born in Doctor's Harbour, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (House) Caines. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney.
Surviving are three daughters, Eleanor Bambury, Pool's Cove, Nfld., Mildred (Mrs. Basil Thompson), Evansville, Indiana, Aleta (Mrs. Vernon Edmunds), North Sydney; two sons, Joseph (Joan), Bras d'Or, Philip (Sandra), North Sydney; one sister, Tryphena Shewchuk, Janetville, Ont., 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Horace J. Allen in 1997, three brothers, John, Edwin and Charles and three sisters, Jessie, Mahalia and Elizabeth Dominix.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services Wednesday, 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the Northside Community Guest Home, VON or a charity of one's choice.
At the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, Oct., 31, 1998, Pauline Aucoin in her 68th year.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Aucoin (1984). Loving mother of Joseph and his wife Kate, California, Cindy and her husband Steve Bagshaw, Waterford, Paul and his wife, Janice, Waterford, Carol Aucoin, Brantford, Clayton and his wife, Karen, Brantford. Loving grandma of Jennifer, Robert, Allison, Suzie, Stephen, Danielle, Eric, Clayton, PJ and Michael. Pauline is also survived by sisters, Helen Bonin, Brantford, Madeline Foster , New Brunswick and by a brother, Michael Yurczyszyn, Nova Scotia. Sadly missed by nephew, Richard Healy and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by a brother, William Yurczyszyn and two sisters, Mary and Katie Arsenault.
The family will receive friends at the Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home, 96 West St., Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Hugh (Douglas) Keigan
87, London, Ont.
Hugh (Douglas) Keigan, 87, passed away at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
He was a native of Glace Bay. He served with the Royal Canadian Medical Corp. during the Second World War. He worked for the Dominion Coal Company in the general office and later moved to Ontario where he was employed for 20 years until retirement.
He is survived by relatives in Glace Bay and Ontario regions.
He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel Keigan and Ellen (MacKenzie) Keigan, sister, Helen and brother, Owen.
At his request, no visitation. Cremation. Graveside service held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, Ont.
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 and a sister, Jessie Fraser.
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.
Brenda Fredricka Phillips
Brenda Fredricka Phillips, 38, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at the Kingsway Rehab Center, Waterville,
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Fredricka (Keesen) Phillips and the late Hugh Phillips.
She is survived by eight brothers, Harry (Mary), Sydney, Donnie, Toronto, Hilton (Patricia), Wendell (Bip), Melvyn, Lawrence (Margie), John and Glenn, all of Sydney; six sisters, Hughena (Dave), Moncton, Linda (Greg), Hamilton, Patsy (Allan), Lyda (Kevin), Sydney, Bernita (Dannie), Hamilton, Mary Anita (Robert), Sydney. She is also survived by an aunt, Clara Gale, South Bar; an uncle, Elmer (Billy), Dartmouth and many aunts and uncles in Ontario and Holland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kingsway Rehab Center, Box 120, Waterville, N.S., B0P 1VO.
Margaret Ann Ransame
86, Glace Bay
Margaret Ann Ransame, 86, of 254 Wallace Rd., Glace Bay, formerly of Gabarus Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family .
She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Effie (MacIntyre) Matheson. She was a member of Warden United Church, Glace Bay.
She was the loving mother of Charlene (Mrs. Gerald Brown), with whom she resided, Katherine (Mrs. Ernie Fraser), Dartmouth; sons, Stewart and his wife, Gisela and Weldon and his wife, Theresa, all of Hamilton, Ont. Dear grandmother of Georgina, Ernie, Debbie, Victor, Keith, Scott, Ann Margaret and Nicole; great-grandmother of 10. Also survived by sister, Mary Hennessey; brother, Charlie, sisters-in-law, Minnie and Sophie; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Hank), brothers, Danny, Donald, Rannie and John Neil, sisters, Kathleen and Mary, one grandson, Charles (Chuck).
Visitation for Mrs. Ransame will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in The Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Warden United Church with the Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Memorial donations may be made to Warden United Church or a charity of choice.
William (Billie) Wiseman
79, Glace Bay
William (Billie) Wiseman, 79, of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, a former resident of 3463 Pellatt Ave., New Waterford, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late James and Agnes (Hendry) Wiseman. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, a veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford and a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He worked in coal mines Nos. 16, 12 and 20.
Surviving are two sisters, Jean Wiseman, with whom he resided, Anna (Mrs. Bert Laing), Scarborough, Ont.
He was predeceased by six brothers, Jimmy, Johnny, Eddie, Tommie, Charlie and Joe, one sister, Mary Agnes.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.