Agnes Magdalene Brunette
74, New Waterford
Agnes Magdalene Brunette, 74, of 3400 Pellett Avenue, New Waterford, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, surrounded by family.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Joanna (Hannah) Ellsworth Rigby. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish, a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club, member of the Pensioners Dart League, former member of the legion auxiliary, a volunteer at Mt. Carmel Joy Program. She enjoyed skating and bowling.
She is survived by three daughters: Heather (Al) Young, Donna (Dave) Petrie, both of New Waterford, Mary (Clarence) AuCoin of Lower Sackville; five sons, Vince (Linda) of Gardiner, Raymond (Cathy), Bedford, Brian (Flossie), Windsor, Ont., Ricky (Judy), New Waterford, and Frankie (June), Calgary; one brother, Alex, New Waterford; two sisters, Viola Boudreau and Myrtle MacNeil of Dominion; thirteen grandchildren, Denise, Tracy, Aimee, Raylene, Nicole, Wendy, Pam, Lisa, Alan, Douglas, Curtis, Jordan, and Benjamin.
She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Joseph Brunette, two brothers, Clarence and Bill, and one sister Mary.
Visitation took place Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Church, Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford.
Donations to Cape Breton Palliative Care and Canadian Cancer Society.
A memorial service for the late Caroline Fraser, 185 Ashby Rd., Sydney, N.S. who passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, will be held on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, N.S. with the Rev. A. MacDougall officiating.
76, Sydney Mines
Nelson Godreau, 76, of 24 A Goldon Pond, Sydney Mines, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Grand Falls, N.B., he was the son of the late Samuel and Jeanne (Poitras) Godreau. He was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Breton Branch 8, Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Williams) Godreau; daughters, Jeanette (Ron Cassel), Sydney Mines, Doreen (John Mertens), Scotch Lake, Elizabeth (Jack Penny), North Sydney; a son Tom, Margaree; his stepmother Ida Godreau, Montreal; brothers O'Neil, Westmount, Alyre, Moncton; sisters Alma LeClair, Dora Clausen, both of Quebec, Jeanne Harquail, Edmunston, N.B. Also surviving are grandchildren, Keith, Mandy, Brent, Genevieve, T.J. and Donald.
Visitation is Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis & Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service is Wednesday 2 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, with the Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Earl Richard Herney
Earl Richard Herney, 46, Toronto, formerly of Membertou, died November, 6, 1998, at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Charles Herney of Membertou and the late Matilda (Googoo) Herney. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish and St. Anne's parish of Membertou.
He is survived by a daughter; Chelsie Johnson, Membertou; six sisters, Lynda (Lawrence) Wells, Theresa (Leo) Mugridge, Rhodena (Russell) Christmas, Hazel, Sylvia, Bernadean, all of Membertou; three brothers, Bruce (Sandra), Thunder Bay, Ont., Jeffrey (Erica), Regina, Michael and a foster brother, Clifford Copage, both at home.
He was predeceased by his mother, maternal grandparents, Peter and Theresa (Bernard) Googoo; paternal grandparents, William and Mary (Joe) Herney.
The late Mr. Herney will be resting at the family residence of Charles Herney after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in St. Anthony Daniel Church the Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, under the arrangement of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.
Donations may be made to St. Anne's Mission Church, Membertou or charity of choice.
Herman E. Murphy
Mr. Herman E. Murphy, age 88, of Sydney and formerly of Ingonish, died Nov. 8, 1998, at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Ingonish, he was the son of the late James and Ellen (Bown) Murphy. He was a member of the Ingonish United Church. In the 1930's he delivered mail in the winter by horse and sleigh to New Haven and was a fisherman during the summer. In the 1940's he worked for the N.F.P. camps. Herman began working for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in the 1950's where he remained until his retirement in 1974 as maintenance supervisor. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his adopted son Hector and wife Donna, five grandchildren; Kathleen, Harold, Bruce, Cindy, April, and was a special poppy to four great-grandchildren, Andy, Blair, Dawn and Beth.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eunice Brewer on Jan. 10, 1997, sisters, Charlotte Roper and Sadie Rideout; brothers, Bowden, Samual, Raymond, Harold, George and James.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral service will be held in the Ingonish United Church on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Rose-Hannah Gaskin officiating. Burial will be in the Ingonish United Cemetery. Family flowers only by request with memorial donations being made to the Ingonish United Church or the charity of choice.
83, Alder Point
The funeral of the late Grattan O'Shea will take place today, Monday, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Alder Point, the Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bras d'Or.
Archibald (Archie) Petrie
Archibald (Archie) Michael Petrie, 72, of 43 Duggan St., Dominion, died Nov. 7, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Center.
Born in Glace Bay, Archie was the son of the late Peter Charles and Mary Belle (Cameron) Petrie. He was a lifelong member of St. Eugene's Church in Dominion. Archie was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by two brothers; Peter (Nellie) Petrie, Glace Bay, and Michael (Cathy) Petrie, Boston, U.S.A.; five sisters, Lizzie (Mrs. Robert Sloan) Dominion, Theresa (Mrs. Nelson Wadden), Dominion, with whom Archie resided, Mary Ann (Mrs. Mario Vardaro), Boston, U.S.A., Isabelle (Mrs. John Hendriksen), Pembroke, Mass., Katie (Mrs. Fred Smythe), Norwell, Mass.
Archie was predeceased by his parents, sister Jessie (Mrs. Dan Sullivan) Pembroke, Mass.; brothers Angus and Danny DeGaust and an infant brother Duncan.
Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Eugene's Church, Dominion, Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery.
Roy E. Williams
Roy Edwin Williams, 73, of 276 Newlands Avenue, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he is the son of Margaret (Bartholomew) Williams and the late Frederick Joseph. He was an adherent of the St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. He was a former employee of the Sydney Steel Plant. He was a member of the Sydney Steelworkers and Pensioners Club.
Mr. Williams is survived by one sister; Evelyn (Mrs. John Y. MacDonald), Howie Center; one brother, Gerald, British Columbia, and seven nieces and four nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Earl and a sister Alice.
By Roy's request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at 3 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with the Rev. Sharon Irving officiating. Burial will be in the Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery, Howie Center.
Special thanks is extended from the family to the staff of "4 C", Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
Henry Joseph Young
Henry Joseph Young, 73, of Shore Road, Florence, passed away peacefully on Saturday Nov. 7, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (Stubbert) Young. He was a member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence. Before retiring due to ill health, he was employed as a miner in old #3 Colliery, Florence, and later as a self-employed fisherman.
He is survived by daughters; Catherine (Mrs. Joseph King), Millville, Emmaline (Mrs. Stewart Penny), Florence; sons Charles (Judy), Henry (Debbie), Alex (Sharon), William, Cyril (Clara) all of Florence, and David, Sydney Mines; a sister Mary Cassidy, Florence; brothers, William, Sydney Mines and Cyril, Alberta; seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Florence, a son Michael, an infant daughter and a brother James.
Visitation will be today, Monday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis & Sons Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral is Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the VON or to a charity of choice.
Kenneth James DiSano
Kenneth James DiSano, 55, passed away peacefully at home in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Margaret (McGuigan) DiSano and the late Joseph DiSano.
Besides his mother, Margaret (Tiss), he is survived by his wife, Sandra (Small); sons, Darrell and his wife Joanne, Darren and Duane; daughters, Michelle and Estelle; one sister, Debbie Dewilde; grandchildren, Krystal, Jesse, Jerry, Sabrina, Ashley, Kaylie, and Kyle; a niece, Jody and a nephew, Danny Boy.
He was predeceased by a son, Dale.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends in Toronto and his aunts, uncles and cousins in Cape Breton.
Funeral was held in Toronto, Dec. 7. A service will take place Friday, Dec. 11 in the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Howie Centre at 3 p.m. with the Rev. J. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Interment to follow.
Catherine Duffield, 57, of Baddeck, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Esther (Brown) MacLeod. She was a housewife and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck.
She is survived by a daughter, Virginia, at home; brothers, Allister, Dartmouth, Danny and his wife, Jodi, Dartmouth; sister, Cassie MacLennan, Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by husband, Harry, son, Archie, sister, Virginia, brother, Archie.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) in MacAskill Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck with the Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating. Burial in Birch Plain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation.
Sarah Belle (Sally) MacNeil
Sarah Belle (Sally) MacNeil, 81, of Scotchtown, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Margaree, she was the daughter of the late Allan A. and Flora (Leblanc) MacDonnell. Mrs. MacNeil was a former member of Mount Carmel Parish. She worked for many years with the Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston.
Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Anne "Meg" (Mrs. Kenneth Moore), South Korea; two brothers, Joseph, New Waterford and Robert, Halifax; a very special nephew, John Hugh MacDonnell, Sydney and several other nephews and nieces.
Mrs. MacNeil was predeceased by her husband, John Osmond MacNeil, sister, Catherine in infancy, brothers, Angus in infancy and John T. (Johnny) MacDonald.
There will be no wake or visitation. Funeral will be held at Mount Carmel Church 10 a.m. Friday with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Mr. William Stubbert, 88, of Millville, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, will be announced Friday.
Ralph Trotman, 86, of 10 William Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Rev. Arthur Stanley and Elizabeth Ann Trotman. He was retired from the Heavy Mills Department of Sysco.
He is survived by several nieces, greatnieces and a greatnephew.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, 10 a.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.