William Anthony Burns
William Anthony Burns, 80 of 4 Custom Cres., Sydney, formerly of River Ryan, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Madden) Burns. He was a former member of St. Michael's Parish, a retired coal miner, having worked in No. 12 Colliery. He was a veteran of the Second World War from 1940-1946, where he served in England with the Europe Theater of War, Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers where he was a dispatch rider. He also served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anne (Yamsek) Burns; three sons, Tony and Billy, both of New Brunswick and Pat, Ontario; two sisters, Nell Acker, Glace Bay and Kate McPherson, New Waterford; a number of grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by two daughters, Louise McIsaac and Mary Allain, seven brothers, Luke, Jim, Pat, Francis, Michael, Angus and Larry, two sisters, Mary Burton and Agnes (Agg) Donovan.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Parish, Scotchtown. Burial in the parish cemetery.
65, Otis Orchards, Wash.
Orlando Colosimo, 65, of Otis Orchards, Wash., passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tony Colosimo.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn; one son, Derek; one daughter, Ashley; one granddaughter, Sydnai. He is also survived by one brother, Mario, Dominion; six sisters, Mary, Norina, Sylvia, Candida, Adeline, all in Ontario, Chiarina in Calgary.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Peter and Michael.
Burial took place in Washington.
Caroline Catherine (Heuser) Fraser
Caroline Catherine (Heuser) Fraser, 85, of Sydney, N.S., formerly of Caribou, Pictou County, N.S., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at her residence.
Born in River Denys, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Gustav J. and Margaret A. (MacMaster) Heuser. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney, and a former member of Stella Maris Parish, Pictou.
She is survived by a son, David, daughter-in-law, Ruth and a grandson, Greg, Baddeck, N.S.; one brother, Hugh (Connie), Niagara Falls, Ont.; five sisters, Kaye MacNeil, Sydney, N.S., Mary (Buddy) Dunlop, Baddeck, N.S., Charlotte Forgeron, Glace Bay, N.S., Frances MacNeil, San Diego, Calif., Rita Farrell, Valley Station, Colchester County, N.S. and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, stepmother, Flora (MacIsaac) Heuser, husband, John K. Fraser and brother, Louis.
She had been employed by the Pioneer Publishing Company in Summerside, P.E.I. and The Pictou Advocate, during the 1940s and was until recently an active member of St. Theresa's CWL. She will be remembered as a caring and generous person to those in need.
The remains will be resting at the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, N.S. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Stella Maris Church at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 with the Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Seaview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Martha Josephine Frison
81, Reserve Mines
Martha Josephine Frison, 81, of 2307 Highway No. 4, Reserve Mines, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Centre.
Born in Birch Grove, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Josephine LeCointe. Martha was a member of Gordon United Church, Reserve Mines as well as a member of the Reserve Mines Pensioners Club.
She is survived by two sons, Lambert (Judy), Alfred (Joan), both of Reserve Mines; one brother, Charlie, Quebec; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lambert, two brothers, Henry, Alfred, one sister, Celine, stepmother, Charmaine LeCointe Kog.
Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Frison officiating. Burial in Gordon United Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, MS, or the Parkinsons Foundation.
John H. Lear
96, Little Pond
John Harvey Lear, 96, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, formerly of Little Pond, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Junapee, N.H., he was the son of the late Loren A. and Elizabeth W. (Jardine) Lear. He moved to Little Pond at an early age and worked all his life as a coal miner in Florence No. 3 Colliery until his retirement.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was an adherent of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney. He was a gentle and caring person, a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by a number of cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Loren.
Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Murdock MacRae officiating. Burial to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Giles Presbyterian Church.
C. Lorraine Lewis
Catherine Lorraine Lewis, of 87 Ranni Cres., Sydney River passed away Tuesday, Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
She was the beloved wife of Cyril J. Lewis and loving mother to Pamela and her husband Sheldon Fuller and Jason and his wife Samantha Lewis. She was also the dear grandmother of Madeleine Lewis.
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Carmen and Mary (Marinelli) Rossetti, Sydney. She will be sadly missed by her brother, Emilio and his wife Myrna Rossetti and family and her sister, Theresa and her husband John Nardella and family.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River and of the CWL, Sydney. Lorraine will be fondly remembered by her many loving friends.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Father Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Harry B. Timmons
80, Margaree Centre
Harry B. Timmons, 80, of Margaree Centre, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at home.
Born in Margaree Centre, he was a son of the late George and Minnie Timmons. He was a lumberman, working at a saw mill and in the woods. He was a member of Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre, a member of North East Margaree Senior Citizens' Club and a member of Wilson United Men's Club.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sadie Phillips; son, Jabez Timmons, North East Margaree; daughter, Priscilla MacLellan, Inverness; brothers, Frank Timmons, Margaree Centre; five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Clarence, Edward, Tommy, and one brother in infancy. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Shalom Room of the Wilson United Church. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Wilson United Church with the Rev. Gordon MacLean officiating. Burial in Congregational Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North East Margaree Senior Citizens' Club.
William (Billie) Wiseman
79, Glace Bay
William (Billie) Wiseman, 79, of Taigh Na Mara, Veterans Wing, 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 was held Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral will be today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.
Margaret E. Ball, 73
Margaret E, Ball, 73, of Sunrise Drive, Sydney River, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Emily (Elliot) Gibbons. She was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Parish. She worked for Woolco for 20 years before retirement. She was a member of Riverview Seniors Club.
She is survived by two daughters; Elizabeth (Roman) Mulak, Sydney River, Gwendolyn (Chuck) MacLean, New Glasgow; one son, Allan (Elaine), Dartmouth; six grandchildren; Paul and Lisa Mulak, Keith and Lindsay Ball, Tracey and Amy MacLean; one sister, Gwen Bugden, Sydney River.
She was predeceased by her husband, Murray Hilton Ball, two brothers, Harold and Anthony.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Purchase officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Church.
Kent Erwin Crocker
Kent Erwin Crocker, 60, formerly of Norwood Street, Glace Bay and recently of 2486 Kings Rd., Sydney Forks, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, as a result of a car/pedestrian accident in Calgary.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the former Elizabeth (Derbyshire) Crocker and the late George Crocker. Kent joined the work force of the Dominion Coal Co. in 1957 at the machine shop in Glace Bay. He then worked for the Cape Breton Development Corp., coal preparation plant, retiring on May 2, 1992. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoying the outdoors all his life.
Besides his mother, he is survived by daughter, Michele (Mrs. John Gerlings), Keswick, Ont.; son, Lorne (Sharon) Crocker, Calgary; brothers, John (Dena) Crocker, Glace Bay, Frank (Betty Lou) Crocker, Broughton and Arthur (Betty) Crocker, Mira; sisters, Betty MacLeod, Donna (Winston) Babstock, both of Glace Bay, Jeanette (Ron) Wagg, Rothsay, N.B., Olive (Arthur) Brown, Mira and Debbie (Dan) Lockwood, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Jason, Bradley and Devon and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Crocker is predeceased by his father, a son, Gerard in 1968 and a brother, George in infancy.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Kent's memory to a charity of choice are suggested as expressions of sympathy.
Michael L. Currie
Michael L. Currie, 61, of Westmount, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his family.
He was the son of Mrs. Catherine (MacMullin) Currie of Westmount and the late Michael Currie. He was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount. Retired in 1985, Michael owned and operated, with his brother Tom, Archway Development Ltd. for a number of years.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Annette Gillis. He was the loving father of four daughters, Michelle (Mrs. Vernon Balcom), Noel, N.S., Lisa (Mrs. Harold Rink), Omeemee, Ont., Juanita (Mrs. Kelly Moore), Dartmouth and Angela, at home; two sons, David, Westmount and Danny, North Carolina; two sisters, Ann-Marie (Mrs. John Leslie), Westmount, and Jeannine (Mrs. John Angus MacLean), Mira; five brothers, Peter and his wife Lorraine, Sydney River, Tom and his wife, JoAnne, Westmount, Rannie and his wife Lucy, Sydney, Gerard and Cathy Currie and Herbie and his wife Heather, River Ryan. He was also survived by four grandchildren, Michaela, Ceilidh, William and Liam and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Donald and his sister, Mary.
The late Mr. Currie will have visitation Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. D. MacInnis officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Westmount.
Michael was a devoted husband and son, a loving father and brother and a very special gramps.
Brian Francis Forget
Brian Francis Forget, 47, of 72 Charlotte St., Sydney, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of Mrs. Ellen (Fry) Forget, Sydney and the late Eugene Forget. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife the former Peggy O'Neil; two daughters, Donna and Sherry, in Ontario; two sons, Billie, Ontario, Brian Jr., Sydney; three grandchildren; seven sisters, Mary, Ellen, Judy, Linda, Jeanette, Brenda and Donna; five brothers, Paul, Stan, William, Eugene, and Ronald.
He was predeceased by one brother, Francis.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Theresa's Church, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Wallace James Hynes
Wallace James Hynes, 59, of 21 Cameron St., Sydney, formerly of Orangedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Manuel and Sarah (MacIsaac) Hynes. He served in the Canadian Army, and was employed at both heavy water plants, Port Hawkesbury and Glace Bay.
He is survived by five daughters, Holly, Leah, Kimberly and Allison, all of Halifax and Shelly, Fredericton; three brothers, Bernie and Alban, both of Newfoundland, Melvin, Quebec; five sisters, Pearl, Welland, Ont., Edith, Niagara Falls, Helen, Mount Pearl, Nfld., Kathleen, Port au Port, Nfld., Phyllis, Ontario.
He was predeceased by one sister, Annie Mae and one brother, Lawrence.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday 12-2 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the chapel with the Rev. Wm. Kreeft officiating.
Flora Mae (McDonald) Kanary
77, Mississauga, Ont.
Flora Mae (McDonald) Kanary, 77, passed away peacefully into the house of the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, in Mississauga.
Beloved wife of John and dear mother of son, John Jr. (Maureen); daughters, Marie (Bill), Virginia and Denise; daughter-in-law, Rita; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Art, Toronto and Francie, Glace Bay; sister, Theresa, Toronto.
Besides her parents, Arthur and Matilda (Muise) MacDonald, she was predeceased by a son, Bernie, brothers, Sam and Gordie.
Funeral mass was held at St. Martin of Tours, McBride Ave., Mississauga, Ont. on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment in Glendale Memorial Gardens.
Brother Francie and son Gordie attended the funeral.
Linda Irene McKenzie
48, Glace Bay
Linda Irene McKenzie, 48, of 299 Lake Rd., Glace Bay, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, peacefully in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William and Irene (Somers) McKenzie. She was a member of St, Anthony's Parish, Glace Bay.
She is survived by her brother, Albert (Patsy), Glace Bay; sister, Anita (Mrs. Richard Lawrence), Glace Bay; niece, Alison Williams, Glace Bay and nephews, Ronald, Halifax and David, Glace Bay. Also survived by her good friends and respite care workers, George and Pat Brushette.
Visitation for Miss McKenzie will be Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be Saturday, 2 p.m. in St. Anthony's Parish, Glace Bay, Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
Janet Louise (Jenny) Morris, 69, of 3882 Highway No. 4, East Bay, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Davis) O'Leary. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, East Bay and a member of the CWL for 43 years. Jenny was very active in her community helping establish the East Bay Brownies and Girl Guides, Save the Sandbar project and was instrumental in establishing the Red Cross swimming programs in East Bay. She worked for Maritime Tel and Tel, Fred Merchant and was a longtime employee of Statistics Canada.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harvey and her children, Thomas James (Joanne), Arizona, John Harvey 'Dates' (Linda), Coxheath, Carol (Raymond) Tobin, Howie Centre and her nine grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary (Rod) O'Reilly, Toronto, Ont., Betty (Will) Pierce, Peterborough, Ont. and her brothers, Daniel and John, Dartmouth, Cyril, Parkwood, B.C. and Edward, East Bay.
The late Mrs. Morris will have visitation Friday at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Rev. F. Abbass officiating.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Joseph Patrick (Joe) Neville
Joseph Patrick (Joe) Neville, 83, of 62 Connaught St., Sydney, passed away, after an extended illness on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John James and Mary Agnes (Bench) Neville, of Dominion Street, Sydney. He was a steelworker for most of his life, working in the boiler shop, and a member of Local 1064, United Steelworkers of America. He was a life-long member of Holy Redeemer Parish, where he was a 20 year member of the Men's Club, and active in the liturgical life of the parish. He was also a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Whitney Pier Legion, Branch 128 and a member of the Whitney Pier Pensioners' Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Josephine (Josie) MacDonald; children, Orville and his wife, Beverly, with grandchildren, Andrea and Daniel, Corner Brook, Nfld., (Rev.) Robert, New Waterford; Janice and her husband, Perry Peddle, with grandchildren, Margaret, Stuart and Wendy, Sydney; Patricia and her husband, Darryl Crossman with grandchildren, Jennifer, Gordon, Heather and Angela, Kentville; Allan, Sydney; and Paul and his wife, Patricia, with grandchildren, Beth, Victoria and Luke, Sydney; and brothers and sisters, Ella (Donald) MacLeod, New Waterford, Annie (Thomas) Walsh, Sydney, Pauline (Stanley) Wadden, Sydney and Ashland (Mary) Neville, Sydney.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Yubah (Sylvester) Malloy, Carl (Lillian), Meltha (John) MacCormack, John James (Julia), and Maurice (Doris).
Visitation for the late Joe Neville will be held at the Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Errol MacDonald presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Annie Shaw, 73, of Framboise passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Framboise, she was the daughter of the late Dan Alex and Sarah (MacDonald) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Framboise. She was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the army.
She is survived by three daughters; Sally (Bill) Shaw, Edmonton, Faye (Dennis) Bool, Sault Ste. Marie, Pam (Randy) Bykowsky, Edmonton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eunice Lively and Donalda MacDonald, both of Sydney; three brothers, Johnnie, Marion Bridge, Donald John, New York, Neillan, Stoney Creek.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roderick in January, and one brother, George Hubley.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Framboise with the Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Interment in St. Andrews Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
73, New Waterford
Beatrice Young, 73, of 557 Thompson St., New Waterford, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Lauchlin and Laura (Livingston) Young. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church.
She is survived by one son, Johnny Young, Scotchtown; one grandson, Johnny Young; three great-grandchildren and two nephews, Lauchie (Raylene) Hinchey, River Ryan and Rodney 'Todds' (Sandra) Young, Roaches Road. Also surviving is her special 'extended' family, Joanne and Kieran McNamara and Nancy and Anthony LeDrew.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Alexander (Sandy) Young and two sisters, Marcella Young and Elizabeth Hinchey.
Visitation for the late Beatrice Young will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral will be held Friday, 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church, Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Unit as memorials.