Pearl Evelyn Briand
78, White Point, Vict. Co.
Mrs. Pearl Evelyn Briand, 78, of White Point, Vict. Co. died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Nei's Harbour.
Born at White Point, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Pacquet) Fitzgerald.
She was a member of St. Francis of Asissi Parish, Smelt Brook and a life member of the CWL.
She is survived by her husband, Kelson; daughters, Donna (Mrs. Harold Cox), Alberta, Danetta (Mrs. Dennis Dunphy), Baddeck; sons, Winston (Virginia), South Haven, Roland (Mary), Alberta; sisters, Margaret Briand, Cape North and Willena MacKinnon, Smelt Brook; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Johnnie, Jimmy, Bob and Winston Scotty and her sister, Freda.
Visitation will be in St. Francis of Asissi Church, Smelt Brook Monday after 7 p.m. and
Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Francis of Asissi Church 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, will be in St. Joseph Church, Dingwall.
George Bernard Ellsworth
George Bernard Ellsworth, 70, of 192 Mitchell Ave., Dominion passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late John and Martha (Thompson) Ellsworth. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dominion. He served in the Korean War and after coming home he was employed in the coal mines, before moving to Labrador. There he was employed for many years with Wabush Mines and the Iron Ore Company of Canada as a mill wright. After he retired in 1985 he returned back home to Cape Breton Island.
George was a very active Ham Radio operator and had an avid love of gardening. He also enjoyed hockey, baseball, and other sports. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Beryl Andrews; three daughters, Ruth (Jose) Pimentel, Glace Bay, Anne (Dan) Martell, Dominion and Debbie (Gerard) Lever, at home; three sons, John (Nancy), Dominion, Jim (Vange) and Jason, all of Halifax; two brothers, Jose (Peggy) and Duck (Anne), Dominion; five sisters, Melva MacLean, Gertrude Maxwell, Marg Ellsworth, all of Dominion, Jean (Gus McCarthy), and Ilene (Steve McCormick), both of Ajax, Ont.
George (Poppy) was the world's greatest grandfather to his six grandchildren, Meaghan, Sarah, Jonathan, Heather, Christine and Mitchell.
He was predeceased by a son, George in infancy, two brothers, Richard and James, and a brother-in-law, Allister Maxwell, all of Dominion and Aunt Albie (James Burns), Westmount.
Dad, Poppy, you will be sadly missed and forever lovingly remembered.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, where funeral will be held 11 a.m. with Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Burial will be in Center Ville Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
Donations may be made to the Dominion Minor Hockey.
Sister Mary of Calvary MacDonald
Sister Mary of Calvary MacDonald, a sister of St. Martha, 88, of Bethany Motherhouse, Antigonish, died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 at Bethany, Antigonish.
Born in Ardness, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John Charles and Mary (MacKinnon) MacDonald. Sister entered the congregation in 1932. In 1937, Sister Mary received her RN certificate, and later a BSc and MSc in nursing. Sister served 21 years in the health care field as director of nursing education, director of nursing service at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, N.S., Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff and St. Michael's General Hospital, Lethbridge, Alta. She served as the administrator of Martha House, Regina, Sask. and was the director of nursing in our extended care, Bethany, Antigonish. Within the congregation, she served as community leader for 12 years, as director of our junior professed sisters for four years, and was elected to the general council, serving two terms, 1955-61, 1961-67.
She is survived by two sisters, Sr. M. Donalda, Sister of St. Martha, Bethany, Antigonish and Martha MacGillivray, Ardness, Nova Scotia.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Catherine Smith, Marie Golden, Peg Waugh and seven brothers, Al, Charles, Donald, Hughie, Jack A., Joseph J., Lawrence and Ninian.
The remains are resting at Bethany. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Burial in Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home Ltd., Antigonish.
John George MacKeigan
87, Sydney Mines
Mr. John George MacKeigan, 87, of 83 Pond Rd., Sydney Mines died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late William and Emma (Crowther) MacKeigan. He had been employed at Devco until his retirement. He served overseas during the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines and of the Legion Band.
He is survived by his niece, Beverly Moore, whom he reared and resided with in later years. He is also survived by brothers, Carl and William in North Sydney, Elmer in Sydney Mines and several other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Florence Gillis, three sisters, Emma, Edith and Marjorie, a brother, Albert and a nephew, Danny Popovitch, whom he also reared.
There will be no visitation by family request. Committal services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in Brookside Cemetery with Rev. Ian MacLeod officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Bernardette Gertrude MacNeil
Bernardette Gertrude MacNeil, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Gritton Avenue, Sydney passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Born in Ingonish, she was a daughter of the late Rupert and Elizabeth (MacIntosh) Curtis. She was a retired nurses' aid who worked at McGillivary Guest Home. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish and the CWL.
She is survived by two sisters, Daisy MacPherson and Hannah Donovan, Sydney; one brother, William, Ingonish and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John, two sisters, Ethel and Lucy and five brothers, Bernard, Tom, Lauchie, Leo and Morris.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial mass will be held in St. Anthony Daniel Church 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
John Francis Cameron
John Francis Cameron, 80, of Mabou, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
Born at Mabou, he was the son of the late Johnnie Donald and Kate (Beaton) Cameron. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Mabou, a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Branch 132 Royal Canadian Legion, Inverness. He was employed by the Dept. of Highways until he retired. He was a first among volunteers in his community and was always a strong believer in supporting a good cause.
He is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Ann (Buffy) at home; one son, Donald Bernard and his wife Sharon, Mabou; one sister, Loretta Pellerin, Wayne, Pa.; two grandchildren, Allan Francis and Stuart.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Mary Rebecca Cameron; four sisters, Anne, Mary Agatha, Margaret, Mary Sarah (Sally); two brothers, John Angus and Donald.
The late Mr. Cameron will rest at St. Mary's Church Funeral Parlor, Mabou, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church, Mabou with the Rev. Angus Morris officiating. Interment in the parish Cemetery, under the direction of Inverness Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.
Mary Christina MacDonald
79, Glace Bay
Mary Christina MacDonald, 79, of 38 Sharpes Lane, Glace Bay passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Gabarus, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine MacDonald. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one son, Andrew and his wife, Margaret, Glace Bay and one grandchild, Nicole.
She was predeceased by one brother, Dan Hugh.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral will take place 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Church with Father Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in St. Margaret's Cemetery, Grand Mira.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Catherine "Katie" McCarthy
92, Glace Bay
Catherine "Katie" McCarthy, 92, of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, and a former resident of Main Street, Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Stephenville, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura (Leblanc) Alexander. Catherine was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. She was a member of St. Anne's Society and in her younger years was very active in the society.
Surviving are daughters, Stella (Mrs. Dan Fortune), Glace Bay and Patricia (Mrs. Patrick McCallum), Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Austin, Stephenville, Nfld. Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John McCarthy in 1980; sister, Deliah and brothers, Norman and Samual.
Visitation for the late Mrs. McCarthy will take place Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
William James Scullen
53, Sydney Mines
William James "Bill" Scullen, 53, of 292 Pitt Street, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully, Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family.
Bill was born in Sydney Mines on July 3, 1945. He was the son of the late Joseph and Theda (Young) Scullen. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
Bill was employed with Devco for 30 years until his retirement in 1994 from the Prince Mine, due to illness. He held various positions in both the District 26 and the local union of the UMWA.
Bill is survived by his wife of 29 years, Beverley (Weir); one son, Darren (Nikki), Louisdale, N.S.; one daughter, Tanya at home. Bill was also survived by three sisters, Marguerite (Tim) Robinson, Sydney Mines, Helen (Ralph) Aucoin, Woburn, Mass., Joan (Bill) Buffett, North Sydney and one brother, Joseph (Diane), London, Ont.
Visitation will take place at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, Wed. Dec. 16, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will take place at Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
The depths of sorrow we cannot tell,
Of the loss of one we loved so well,
And while he sleeps a peaceful sleep,
His memory we shall always keep.
Most of all he gave us love,
The greatest gift of all.
Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of choice.
Nancy Lynn Vickers
Nancy Lynn Vickers died suddenly at home, Friday, December 11, 1998, in her 37th year, in Guelph, Ontario.
Beloved daughter of Greta (Morrison) and the late Hedley P. Vickers (1995). Loved sister of Donald and wife Annette, Jim and wife Holly, all of Guelph, Keith of Vancouver, and Cheryl of Guelph. Loving aunt of Jamie and wife Victoria and son, Tyson, Rob and wife, Cheryl, Mark and Kelly. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday (7-9 p.m.). Cremation. A memorial service will be held at Westminster - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 206 Victoria Rd. N., Guelph, Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. Interment of cremated remains Memory Gardens, Breslau, Ont.
Memorial donations to Schizophrenia Research, c/o Ontario Friends of Schizophrenics, 322-885 Don Mills Rd., Ont. M3C 1V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 204-21 Surrey St. W. Guelph, Ont. N1H 3R3 would be appreciated by the family.
(Wall-Custance Funeral Home 1-519-822-0052).