66, Glace Bay
Norman Allen, 66, 16 Victory Rd. Glace Bay, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Margaret Allen and the late William Allen. Norman was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church, Sydney. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation until his retirement in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine Petrie. He is also survived by two daughters, Denise in Glace Bay and Ronda (Mrs. Troy Munroe), Dartmouth, two sons, Gerry (Angela), Mildford, Tommy (Melanie), Dartmouth; two brothers, Archie in Glace Bay and Johnny in Sydney River; two sisters, Margaret Musial, Glace Bay and Mary Jane (Mrs. Earl Mullins), Sydney and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father, twin brother, Billy and his sister, Rose Toms.
Visitation will take place Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. MacGillivary Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kevin Mattatall officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Margaret Ann Bickerton
Margaret Ann Bickerton, 47, of 245 Lower May St., Scotchtown, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Neilena (MacMillan) Gillis. Mrs. Bickerton was a member of St. Agnes Church.
Surviving are her husband, Melvin; daughter, Michelle, at home; four sons, Paul Sponagle, Moncton and Brian Sponagle, Edmonton, Melvin Bickerton, Ottawa and Michael Bickerton, at home; two brothers, Allan Joseph, Ontario and Keith, Sydney; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Oliver, Halifax, Danena (Mrs. Brian Bates), New Waterford and Mrs. Agnes Cook, Gardiner; one granddaughter, Jessica and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter in infancy, Tracey Lynn, two sons, Jimmie and Robert Sponagle, and three brothers, Gussie, Stanley and Brian.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Church with Fr. Bob Neville officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
William Joseph Burns
William Joseph Burns, 68, of 130 Reeves St., Sydney died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in New Victoria, he was the son of the late Angus and Theresa (Young) Burns. He was member of St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. At one time, he worked in No. 18 colliery, the steel plant and also in construction work.
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen (Kemzski) Burns; one daughter, Theresa, Sydney; one brother, Howard Young; two sisters, Mary Hinks, Ontario and Eunice Power, Sydney and one grandson, Shawn Burns.
He was predeceased by one brother, Gordon, one sister, Bernette Chevari.
Visitation will take place Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria with Father Everett MacDow officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
77, Moosejaw, Sask.
Jean Deibert of Moosejaw, Sask., died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 in St. Anthony's Wing of Providence Place Nursing Home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (O'Handley) Dickson. She is survived by a brother, John (Buddy) Dickson; a sister, Muriel MacDonald, both of Sydney Mines and nephews, Daryl and David Dickson.
Her husband, Fred, predeceased her in February of this year.
She donated her body to science. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Trevor Brent Gill
Trevor Brent Gill, 28, of 152 Taylor Street, Sydney, died Sunday, December 13, 1998, at Trenton, N.S. as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of Marjorie (Postlethwaite) Gill of Sydney and the late John (Bunny) Gill. He was employed at the Trenton Works. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Kaeley Julia Gill of Truro; two sisters, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Michael Leach, Sydney, Joanna at home; two brothers, Thane (Rhonda), Edmonton, Todd (Sandi), New Glasgow.
Visitation will be held Wednesday 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery with the Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.
Bernardette Gertrude MacNeil
Bernardette Gertrude MacNeil, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Gritton Avenue, Sydney who passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 was also predeceased by a son Vincent Angus MacNeil and is survived by four grandchildren.
Michael Charles MacNeil 85, Sydney Mines Michael Charles MacNeil, 85, of 50 Jacob St., Sydney Mines died Dec. 15, 1998 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Christina and Joseph MacNeil. He was a retiree of the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and previously owned and operated a shoe repair business on Convent Street, Sydney Mines. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Alexa) MacKeigan; daughters, Christene, Bernice, Dartmouth, Mary Lynn, Elaine, Saint John, N.B.; sons, Michael, Halifax, Conrad, Vancouver; a brother, Bernard; sisters, Sr. Ann Mary, CND, Camillus Ross, Theresa Valley, Loretta MacNeil.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Daniel; a brother, Lawrence; a sister, Mary Margaret. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
William Joseph Burns
William Joseph Burns, 68, of 130 Reeves St., Sydney, who died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital was also predeceased by a brother, Douglas Young.
Jaroslaw (Jerry) Strenkowski Grzymala
Jaroslaw (Jerry) Strenkowski Grzymala, of Vancouver, B.C. and formerly of Big Bras d'Or passed away in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, December 14, 1998.
An officer of the Polish 12th Lancers Regiment, veteran of the British 8th army he came to Canada on a two year farming contract in 1946. Started marine career on the Great Lakes in 1949 as a stoker. Sailed from 1956 to 1965 with Shell, Saguenay and Island Shipping as Engineer and Chief Engineer. He retired in 1985 as Assistant Marine Superintendent of Marine Atlantic.
He leaves behind his wife Aimee (Gontier); daughter, Michelle; sisters, Halina Kowalski (Florida) and Grazyna Borkowski (Poland) and many nieces and nephews in Poland and the USA. Sadly missed and dearly loved and respected by family and friends.
Donations can be made to the Heart Fund.
Margaret Campbell (Peggy) MacLeod
88, South Bar
Margaret Campbell (Peggy) MacLeod, 88, of South Bar passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at her residence.
Born in Louisbourg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Isabel (Campbell) Dickson. She was a registered nurse and a member of United Baptist Church, past president of the ladies guild, a member of Eastern Star, Kensington Chapter IODE, Whitney Pier Seniors Club and Radar Base Bridge Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Sonya MacKenzie, South Bar; two sons, Wayne (Judy), Truro, George (Donna), South Bar; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Charlotte Crawley, New Jersey, Muriel Lewis, New Waterford, Mabel Murrant, Halifax.
She was predeceased by her husband, George M.; a sister, Hilda Matheson; two brothers, Thomas, Charles.
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, South Bar.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
John Neil Walker
82, Marion Bridge
John Neil Walker, 82, of Trout Brook Road, Marion Bridge and formerly of Richardson Avenue, Sydney died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Jessie (MacLean) Walker. He retired from the Sydney and Whitney Pier Bus Co. after 48 years service. He was a member of Bethel United Church, Marion Bridge. He is survived by his wife, Janet (MacDonald); one son, Gordon (Elaine), Sydney; four grandchildren, Brian, Stephen, Janet, Terrilynn; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jessica, James.
He was predeceased by a brother, Augustus (Gussie).
Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lewis Crewe officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Julia Anne Arsenault
85, Belle Cote, Inverness Co.
Julia Anne Arsenault, 85, of Belle Cote, Inverness Co., died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at home in Belle Cote.
Born in Belle Cote, she was the daughter of the late Lazare and Luce (Aucoin) Leblanc. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and a lifelong member of the CWL, Margaree.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend whose quiet, unselfish giving will be missed by all.
She is survived by a son, Gabriel, Waltham, Mass.; four daughters, Lucille (Mrs. Greg MacKenzie), Sydney, Donna, Belle Cote, Jean (Mrs. Warren MacDonald), Coldbrook, Annapolis Valley, Phyllis (Mrs. Jackie MacPhail), Belle Cote; two brothers, Leo, Inverness, Charlie, Belle Cote; one sister, Rita (Mrs. Germie Leblanc), Waltham, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert; a daughter in infancy; a granddaughter, Courtney MacPhail; three brothers, Willie, Joseph, Moise; two sisters, Margaret, Antoinette.
Visitation will be at the Belle Cote Community Centre Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p,m. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Church, Margaree with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Charitable Hospital Foundation.
Lucy F. Burton
77, Sydney Mines
Lucy F. Burton, 77, of 12 A Forrest Street, Sydney Mines died December 17, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Selena (Falle) MacPhee. She was a member of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her sons Harold, Neil's Harbour, George, Edwardsville, and Kenneth, Sydney Mines; brother, Philip, Ottawa; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband George Edward Burton and her brother George Edward MacPhee.
Visitation Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis & Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. in Clyde Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Allison MacLean officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Frances Teresa Cohen
St. Catherines, Ont.
Frances Teresa Cohen, of St. Catharines, Ont., died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998 at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital in Buffalo, New York.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Police Officer Daniel K. and Lucy Kennedy MacDonald. She left Glace Bay at an early age.
She received her early education at St. Anne's in Glace Bay where she excelled in basketball and she was also an ardent bowler, a sport she enjoyed up until the time of her death.
Her husband, Milton Cohen, died in 1975.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lou (Brian) Lockey of St. Catharines, with whom she resided, step children Jack, Lynn and Barbara of New York, grandchildren Anne Marie and husband Dave White and Dennis Lockey, Sheila and Mandy as well as two great grandchildren, Ashley and Austin White.
She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Pyke, of London, Ont., Sadie and husband Doug Taylor and Pearl and husband Jack Tomlinson, both of St. Catharines and three brothers, Kenneth and wife Gwen MacDonald of St. Catharines, Daniel K. MacDonald, of Lower Sackville, N.S. and Angus and wife Jean MacDonald, 290 Cottage Road, Sydney.
She was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Murphy of Sydney.
Before her retirement, she was employed with J. Michaels of Pen Centre in St. Catharines. The funeral was held Friday, Dec. 11 from the Vineland Chapel of the Tallman Funeral Home, Fr. Chris Gillen of St. Mary's parish officiating.
Simon Joseph Haddad
Simon Joseph Haddad, 74, of 147 Union St., Sydney died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, he was the only son of the late Joseph and Rose (Libbus) Haddad. He received his early education in the Sydney school system, pursuing a further education as a graduate of the N.S. Technical School in Halifax. In 1952, he opened and operated Kay's Kozy Korner on Townsend Street, which evolved into many successful business ventures in the local area.
Simon was very active in community endeavours, including his being one of the founding fathers of the Syrian and Lebanese Society. An avid sports enthusiast, Simon opened the Bol-Mor Lanes in the Sydney Shopping Centre and the Steel City Sports Bar in Sydney and sponsored many local hockey teams including Kay's Komets, which groomed many a local talent, one member enjoying a career in the NHL. His generosity and support of the needy and underprivileged will be remembered by all those his life has touched. His time spent in Lake Ainslie with his family and nature was a highlight of his life and his many friends and relatives looked forward to visiting him there to listen to his humour in one of his many tall tales which he was so adept at relating.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Catherine "Kay" MacCormick; son Christopher (fiance' Paulette) and granddaughters Nicole and Michelle; daughter Charmaine (Derek) and granddaughter Tara Lynn; son Barkley and wife Kathy and grandsons B.J., Joey and granddaughter Kaitlan; daughter Charlotte (Fred) and grandsons Brandon and Jonathan; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Morrison and Mrs. Selena Hollohan, both of Sydney; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Martha Hannah and Margaret (Maggie) Haddad.
The late Mr. Haddad will have visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorial donations may be made to the C.B. Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.
"May God hold you in the palm of His hand"
Theresa Francis MacDonald
71, Glace Bay
Theresa Francis MacDonald, 71, of 5 Morrisville Street, Glace Bay passed away Thursday, December 17, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Murphy. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay.
Mrs. MacDonald is survived by daughters, Brenda Gilbert, Moncton, N.B. and Yolanda Hare, Saint John, N.B.; sons, John Gary, Glace Bay and John Joseph, Moncton, N.B., brothers, Bill, Glace Bay and James, Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Alice McIntyre, London Ont., Agatha Pyke, Aurora, Ont., Lucy Gregory, Mississauga, Ont. and sister Mary Murphy, C.S.M. Also surviving are grandchildren; Celeste and Candace Hare, Adam Gilbert and Shannon and Connor MacDonald.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband John J. in 1990; brothers, Bernard, John, (Colin and Dave- killed over seas in World War II); sister, Elizabeth "Murf" McIntyre.
There will be no visitation or wake for Mrs. MacDonald as cremation had taken place. A memorial mass will be held January 8, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
Donations to Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care in Mrs. MacDonald's memory are suggested as expressions of sympathy.
84, Glace Bay
Bridget Murray, 84, a former resident of 29 MacPherson St., Glace Bay died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at the Seaview Manor, South Street, Glace Bay where she had been a resident for the past 15 years.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Emily (Kennedy) Kelloway. She was an adherent of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one sister, Doll Allan, Ontario and a brother, Edward, Mass., USA and also a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael Murray, a son, Robert, one brother, Gilbert and two sisters, Drucella Clark and Agnes Winstanley.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. The Glace Bay Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses will celebrate a memorial service in memory of Bridget 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 in the Kingdom Hall, Reserve St., Glace Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St. Glace Bay.
Captain Bruce Robert Smith
Captain Bruce Robert Smith, 84, of Gabarus, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Howard and Edith (MacDonald) Smith. He was a member of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was a retired Master Mariner of Imperial Oil and Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Surviving are sons, MacDonald B., Porters Lake, Alfred G., Sussex and James A., Dartmouth and a brother, Charles, Sudbury.
He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon, Halifax.
Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Zion United Church, Gabarus Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of donors choice.