Edward (Lonnie) Cameron
Edward (Lonnie) Cameron, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998.
Lonnie, loving husband of Noreen. Beloved father of Lonnie and Tim Parsons and his wife Tracy. Loving grandfather of Tyler. Brother of Gordon Cameron, Glace Bay, N.S., Yvonne Boozan, Don Mills, Ont., Marilyn McLean, Glace Bay, Darlene Mann, Glace Bay and Doreen Sawicki, Marmora, Ont.
Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905) 428-9090, Friday, Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon until time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, N.S.
Jennie Willena (Effie) MacLeod
89, Cape North
Mrs. Jennie Willena (Effie) MacLeod, 89, of Cape North died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at home.
Born in Cape North, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Angus and Effie (Petrie) Burton. She was a member of the Cape North Presbyterian Church and the Cape North Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Catherine, at home, Murdena (Mrs. David Padonovitch), Cape North; three sons, Douglas and Donald, both of Cape North and Malcolm, Toronto; her sister, Josie Maloney, Baddeck and brother, Dan Burton, Sydney; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Murdock, daughter, Annabelle, sisters, Dolly, Rita, Tena and Lida and brothers, George and Wilson.
Visitation will be in the Cape North Presbyterian Church, Friday after 2 p.m. where funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rose-Hannah Gaskin officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in the MacPherson Cemetery.
Joseph S. MacNeil
86, Sydney River
Joseph S. MacNeil, 86, of 110 MacRae Ave., Sydney River, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, surrounded by his family.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Angus and Annie (Johnston) MacNeil. He was employed for over 40 years at CN, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish where he served as a Eucharistic minister for many years. He was a lifetime member of the KOC. He also bowled for many years with the CN Pensioners.
He is survived by four sons, Donnie (Diz), Sydney, David (Penny), Sydney, Robert, Kamloops, B.C., Art (Maryanne), Rossland, B.C.; two daughters, Louise Vassalo, Tish MacNeil, both of Sydney; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernie (Loretta) MacNeil, Sydney; two sisters-in-law, Frances MacNeil, Sydney and Vera MacNeil, Halifax. He was also survived by a special godson, Scott Mombourquette and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Keough in 1987 and brothers, John, Henry and Donald and a sister, Mary.
The late Mr. MacNeil will have no wake or visitation. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. A reception to meet with family and friends will be held afterward in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care, St. Vincent de Paul Society or Our Lady of Fatima.
Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Ltd.
Margaret Rose MacNeil
Margaret Rose MacNeil, 54, a resident of Shenacadie, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, in the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Christmas Island, she was a daughter of Mary Catherine (MacKenzie) MacKinnon of Big Beach. She worked as a postmistress at the Christmas Island Post Office since January, 1965. She received her 25 and 30 years service awards and her silver and gold Postmark awards for outstanding contributions from Canada Post.
She was a founding member of the Feis An Eilein, and of the Rankin School Advisory Council, Iona. She was a member of the Clan MacNeil, St. Barra's Parish, Christmas Island, the Altar Society, St. Barra's Choir, the Christmas Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Home and School Association.
She is survived by her husband, John Alex; two sons, Brian Joseph and John Pius, both at home; three brothers, Michael, Norman and Jimmy, all of Big Beach; three sisters, Ann Marie MacMullin, Sydney, Rhodena MacNeil, Shenacadie, Bernita MacKinnon, Truro and also by her aunt, Annie Young, Groves Point.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Angus Joe and Mary Ann MacKenzie, with whom she resided until her marriage and an aunt Rose in infancy.
Visitation will be Friday and Saturday in St. Barra's Church, Christmas Island, where funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Cancer Unit.
Arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Sarah Belle (Sally) MacNeil
Sarah Belle (Sally) MacNeil, 81, of Scotchtown, who died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, was predeceased by a brother, John T. (Johnny) MacDonnell.
Clarence George MacQueen
Clarence George MacQueen, 83, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of Marion Bridge, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Duncan and Mary (MacIver) MacQueen. He was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Sydney.
He was a member of Sydney Masonic Lodge No. 84; Past Worshipful Master Heather Lodge 124, Framboise; member of Prince of Wales Chapter 10 Royal Arch Masons; member and past Thrice Puissant; Grand Master Cape Breton Lodge of Perfection; member and charter most wise Sovereign Isle Royale Chapter Rose Croix; member of Keith Sovereign Chapter Rose Croix Halifax; member of Nova Scotia Consistory, Halifax; honorary 33rd degree member of Supreme Council of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Canada; member of Royal Order of Scotland; member of MacDougall Council of Royal and Select Masters and Past District Deputy Grand Master for Cape Breton North/South Masonic District.
He was retired from Great West Life Assurance Company.
He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn (Doug) Pynn, Calgary; a son, Doug (Judy), Sydney and two grandsons, Richard and Jeffrey, Calgary.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lenora Mercer, two brothers, Hugh and Robert and two sisters, Christine and Frances.
Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held in the chapel 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Dale Irving officiating. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Marion Bridge. A Masonic service will be held Sunday at 6:45 p.m. in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the MS Society or The Cove Guest Home.
86, Wreck Cove/Baddeck
Murdoch Morrison, 86, of Wreck Cove and Baddeck, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at the home of his daughter, Margo MacDonald, Halifax.
Born in Wreck Cove, he was a son of the late A.J. (Alex John) and Mary (MacLeod) Morrison. He lived in Wreck Cove most of his life, with only brief absences, before returning to his beloved Cape Breton. He owned and operated Morrison's General Store until his retirement, always with a smile and helping hand for neighbours and strangers alike. He was a member and long-time treasurer of Bethel United Church, French River.
Besides his daughter, he is survived by devoted grandsons, Greg and Kevin; brother, D.J. (Donald John), Baddeck; sisters, Katherine MacDermid, Westmount, Sarah Rowe, Wells, Me. Also sadly missed by kind stepdaughter, Georgina (Mrs. Sandy) Matheson and her son, Earl; and by his caring support person, Mary Ivey.
He was predeceased by wives, Mary Menzies (Boag) (Smith) and Reta (MacLeod), sisters, Margaret and Dolly, brother, Angus, son-in-law, Donald.
Visitation and prayers will take place at MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Funeral service in Bethel United Church, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Bethel United Church.
Laura Catherine Murphy
Laura Catherine Murphy, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of Mapleridge Drive, Sydney, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at The Cove.
Born in Gabarus, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Annie (Reid) Bagnell. She was retired from the clerical staff at Sysco. She was a member of First United Church.
She is survived by one brother, Albert (Duddie), Sydney; one sister, Isabel (Mrs. Harold Martin), Toronto.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel Saturday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Gabarus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cove Guest Home.
70, Glace Bay
Abel Budden, 70, of 24 Boyd St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Glace Bay, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Clarke) Budden. He was employed for many years as a shoemaker, most recently as a custodian at Caledonia School where he retired from in 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel (Butts) Budden; sons, Donnie (Masha), New York, Tom, Toronto and Steve (Anital), Glace Bay; daughters, Shirley (Mrs. Tom Camcho), Kemptville, Ont., Sandra (Mrs. John Anderson), Welland, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister, Florence Mador, Sydney, Anne (Mrs. Earl Johnston), Glace Bay; brothers, Jack, Woodstock, N.B., Art, Glace Bay, Bob and Jerry, Sydney.
Predeceased by a son in infancy, brothers, Albert, Leonard, sister, Edith Smith.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Monday 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Deanna Jean Corbin MacDonald
May 12, 1940-Nov. 20, 1998
Deanna MacDonald, third generation Californian and lifelong Valley resident, died at the age of fifty-eight on the morning of November 20, 1998, of complications following neurosurgery.
Deanna attended Sherman Oaks Elementary School and Van Nuys Junior and Senior high schools. She graduated from Occidental College in 1962 and attended graduate school at UCLA. She taught mathematics at both the junior and senior high school levels with Los Angeles Unified School District. She also served as an educational consultant for Walt Disney Educational Media Company during the 1970s. She retired from El Camino High School in June 1998, following a thirty-five year teaching career.
Deanna was married to Donald Roy MacDonald, formerly of Port Morien and Sydney River, on August 30, 1965. She is survived by her husband and their two children, daughter Marissa, born March 5, 1970 and son Andrew, born November 2, 1971.
Deanna was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sherman Oaks. In all her endeavors, she was dedicated to making the world a better place.
Donations may be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church Sherman Oaks or the USC/Kenneth Norris Cancer Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 25, at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.
John (Gordon) MacEachern
74, Big Pond
John (Gordon) MacEachern, 74, a resident of Big Pond, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Georges River, he was a son of the late Andrew and Ella (MacDonald) MacEachern. Gordon had been employed in the maintenance department of the Point Edward Hospital for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Isabel Maxner, Halifax and his good friends, Cecilia, Laurie, Josephine and John MacNeil, Big Pond.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mildred Hayward and two brothers, Rhindress and Donnie.
Gordon will be sadly missed and his kindness will never be forgotten.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
Hilda Irene Miles
Hilda Irene Miles, 19 Peel St., Glace Bay, cherished and beloved mother passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Ada (Roach) MacPhee. Hilda was a faithful member of St. Anthony's Parish, No. 11, Glace Bay. In her youth she was very active in parish activities. In the past she was an avid card player and through the years was a strong member of many neighbourhood Wednesday night social clubs. Prior to her marriage, Hilda was a well known member of the Glace Bay retail community.
Mrs. Miles is survived by her sons, John, Sydney, Bill (Gloria), and Joey (fiancee, Rosemary), both of Glace Bay; brother, Arthur, Maloney Creek; sisters, Ruth, Calgary and Sr. Wilma MacPhee, Sisters of Charity, Glace Bay; also surviving is a granddaughter, Danyelle (husband Graham) Smith, Howie Center and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Rochelle, and Nolan, Howie Center and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Johnnie, of 52 years, in 1997, brothers, Henry, Joseph and stepbrother, Willie, sisters, Mary, Sarah and Zeta and stepsisters, Lillian and Natalie.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Miles will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Jake Andrea officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of choice in Hilda's name would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.
93, Glace Bay
Susan Peddle, 93, of 94 Highland St., Glace Bay, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at the Northside Guest Home.
She was born in Tilton, Conception Bay, Nfld. She was the daughter of William and Jane (Smith) Brown.
She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. In past years, she was a member of St. Mary's ACW, the ladies guild and the Junior Choir Guild.
Susan is survived by sons, Clifford (Francis) Peddle, Sydney River, George, at home; and daughters, Jane (Mrs. Harold Cox), North Sydney, Marilyn, Port Caledonia, Elaine, Dartmouth, N.S.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, George William and infant daughter, Mildred, brothers, Ned and Dave, sisters, Bertha Sharpe, Alice Osborne, Edith Smith, Elizabeth Hummer, Irene Greeley, Sarah Brown.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, in Patten Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, N.S. with Rev. Arnold officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Glace Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
William MacLennan Stubbert
88, Millville, C.B.
William (Bill) Stubbert, 88, of Millville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born at Groves Point, Bill was the son of the late John James and Effie (MacLennan) Stubbert. As a member of St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or, he served as an elder, choir member, chairman of the Board of Stewards and Presbytery delegate for many years.
He was a member of Royal Oak Lodge No. 85, serving as Worshipful Master and as District Deputy Grand Master. He was a member of Victory Chapter Royal Arch Masons serving as MEHP and as District Grand Superintendent. Bill was a 32 degree Scottish Rite member, a Preceptory member and a Shriner. He was also a past patron of Johnstone Chapter OES. In his younger years, he owned and operated a farm in Millville and worked in construction as a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters. He retired in 1975 from AVTC as an instructor. Bill also served as a Commissioner of Oaths.
Surviving are his wife, Christena (MacNeil); three daughters, Wilma Carey (Kevin), Groves Point, Joann Crenshaw, Colorado Springs and Harriet Andrews (Ralph), North Sydney; two sons, Clifford (Astelle), Millville, Harold (Noreen), St. Catharines, Ont.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sadye Steffens (Hugh) and one grandson, Josh Andrews.
Visitation was held at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Friday evening 7-9 and will be held today (Saturday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A Masonic service was held 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or with Rev. Donald MacGuire and Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial will take place at St. James Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Northside General Hospital or charity of choice.