Teresa Marie MacChesney
Teresa Marie MacChesney, 77, Ontario, died, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, after a lengthy illness, at the York County Hospital, Newmarket.
Teresa MacChesney (nee MacKenzie), loving mother of Francis Stewart and his wife Myrtle, is also the dear grandmother of Nancy (Brian) Free and Janice MacChesney and friend Frank. She is the great-grandmother of Caitlyn and Melissa Free.
She is predeceased by five brothers.
Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel," 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Newmarket, Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Newmarket.
If desired memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
77, Reading, Mass.
Mary (MacDonald) Benoit, 77, of Reading, Mass., formerly of Sterling, N.S. passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in Massachusetts.
Born Nov. 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Flora J. (MacLennan) MacDonald.
She is survived by her husband, Reginald; children, Regina Saunders and her husband, Norman, Tewksbury, Mass. and Glenn Benoit, Reading, Mass.; a sister, Annabel McDonald, Reading, Mass. and Gabarus and grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristin, Tewksbury, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
Services were held Dec. 21, 1998 in Reading. A memorial service will be held in Framboise at a later date.
Elias George Drover
Elias George Drover, 77, of 55 MacLeod St., Sydney, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Hearts Content, Nfld., he was the son of the late Thomas and Alfreda (George) Drover.
He was retired from Sysco in 1983 after 43 years of service. He was a member of St. Albans Church and was an avid dart player and bowler.
Upon retirement, he became a builder and collector of model boats. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served on the executive of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier, where he was a life member.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Currie; two sons, Elias (Gail), Westmount and William (Debbie), Sydney; two daughters, Josephine (Mrs. Rae MacKeigan), Coxheath and Diane, at home; four sisters, Fanny May Harvey, Sydney, Evelyn Robertson, Sackville, N.S., Eileen Coombs, Halifax and Mary Aitkens, Westmount; two brothers, William and Bert, both in Sydney; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at St. Albans Church with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
John James (Doots) MacDougall
John James (Doots) MacDougall, 70, of 16 Royal Ave., formerly of Richmond St., Sydney, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at his home.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Duncan Hugh and Margaret (Morrison) MacDougall. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish, Sydney. He was employed at Canada Packers as a shipper/receiver for 48 years retiring in 1990.
He is survived by four brothers, Joseph, Lawrence, Wilfred (Elizabeth), Duncan (Jessie), all of Sydney, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by eight sisters, Christie, Martha, Mary, Alice, Aggie, Phemie, Rita, Jessie and a brother in infancy.
The late Mr. MacDougall will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be no visitation on Christmas Day. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa Church with the Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society or the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
Ambrose (Morton) MacInnis
Ambrose (Morton) MacInnis, 73, of Portage, Cape Breton, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Archibald and Jessie (Wheeler) MacInnis. He was a retired technician from the Radar Base, Sydney. He was a veteran of the Second World War.
He is survived by one sister, Marjorie Cass, Port Hawkesbury, one brother, Kenneth, Detroit and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Neil John and five sisters, Gertrude, Sara, Mildred, Alena and Mary.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a service at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Dan MacInnis officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit.
Sharon Louise McDonald
47, London, Ont
Sharon Louise McDonald, 47, London, Ont. and formerly of Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at the University Hospital in London, Ont. after a long illness. She was waiting for a heart and lung transplant.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Henry and Colleen (Donovan) Rideout, Glace Bay. Sharon was a graduate of St. Michael's High School and was a member of the MacDougall Pipe Band. She was also a graduate of Patrick's Beauty College, Sydney. She was an avid painter and was a volunteer at the Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald James (Chickie), London, Ont.; a son, Brent, Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Rick (Mona), Fort McMurray, Alta., Brian, Grand Prairie, Alta.; a sister, Nancy (Mrs. Rick MacDonald), Glace Bay and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Rideout, Glace Bay.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McDonald was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Henry Rideout Sr. and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Donovan, Glace Bay.
Visitation for the late Mrs. McDonald will be held Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in Sharon's memory to the Heart and Lung Association are suggested as an expression of sympathy.
Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still.
For one who suffered far too much
is resting in God's will.
You never said good-bye to us,
for perhaps it's just as well,
We never could have said good-bye
to one we loved so well.
Lillian Mae (Chuppa) Pearson
43, Sydney River
Lillian Mae (Chuppa) Pearson, 43, of 48 Maple Ave., Sydney River, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, surrounded by her family and close friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Whitney Pier, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie Mae (MacNeil) Chuppa. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River. Prior to her illness, Lillian was a very active member of St. Theresa's Church, Fredericton, N.B. serving on the executive of CWL and also as a Catechist in the Religious Education Program. Lillian also served as campaign chair for the Canadian Cancer Society while living in Fredericton. She was also a former employee of the Cape Breton Post and will be lovingly remember by her many friends for her kindness and thoughtfulness.
Surviving are her husband, William; one son, David, at home; one daughter, Lesley (David) Newman, Surrey, B.C.; two sisters, Maureen (Bob) MacDonald, Sydney River and Beverly (Bob) King, New Glasgow; one brother, Peter (Brenda) Chuppa, Sydney and one niece and four nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one niece and one nephew.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.
90, Neil's Harbour
Janie MacNeil, 90, of Highland Manor, Neil's Harbour, formerly of Bay St. Lawrence, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at the Manor.
Born at Bay St. Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Mary (MacDonald) MacNeil. She was a member of St. Margaret's Parish, St. Margaret's Village and a life member of the CWL, St. Margaret's Parish.
Mrs. MacNeil is survived by one daughter, Mary (Bill) Gilliland, Ontario; seven brothers, James (Jean) Sugarloaf, Murdock, Ontario, John, Sydney River, Paul (Charlotte), Wendell (Ann), both of Sydney Forks, Francis (Vera), Michael (Debbie), both of Bay St. Lawrence. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John James and by several sisters and brothers.
The late Mrs. MacNeil will have visitation Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church Hall, St. Margaret's Village. Funeral mass will be held Monday 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church Hall with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish.
Daniel Joseph McPhee
Daniel Joseph McPhee, 68, of 27 Armstrong Court, Sydney, formerly of Toronto, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at his home.
Born at Sydney, he was the son of the late Hughie and Mary Belle (Delaney) McPhee. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. Prior to returning home to Sydney three years ago, Daniel worked in Toronto as a maintenance man at the Belmont House for 30 years. Before that he served five years in the Canadian Navy. He was always very interested in horse racing during his early days and in Toronto.
He is survived by one sister, Mary (Mrs. John Mossop), New Victoria; five brothers, Edward, Gerald, Stanley and Dougie, all of Sydney; and by two nieces.
The late Mr. McPhee will have no visitation. Interment service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date under the direction of T.W. Curry Ltd.
John (Don) Martell
73, Richmond County
John (Don) Martell, 73, of Rockdale, Richmond County, died at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, on Friday, Dec. 25, 1998.
Born in Rockdale, he was the son of the late Wilfred P. and Nona (Langille) Martell. He retired after 25 years service as a barber with the Department of National Defence, Halifax. He was a Scottish fiddler and competed in the Maritime Fiddling Championship. He was a member of the Cape Breton Club in Halifax. Also a member of the Richmond Fiddlers, St. Peter's. He was a member of St. John Ambulance Brigade, Dartmouth Division. He was also a hunter and guide for many years and a member of the Halifax West Fish and Games Association.
Survived by one daughter, Nancy (Mrs. Scott Hillier), Vancouver, B.C and one son, Sheldon, Port Hurdy, B.C. and his dear companion, Kay Cameron, Grand River. Also survived by brothers, Lawrance, Jimmie, Lester, all of Rockdale and Charlie, Halifax; sisters, Bessie (Mrs. Alec Boulet) and Leona (Mrs. Alfred Landry), both of Rockdale.
Predeceased by one sister, Cora (Mrs. Joseph MacDonald).
Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at L'Ardoise Parish Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Alex A. Morrison, Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
97, Glace Bay
Mary Nearing, 97, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at the family home at 26 Fraser St., Glace Bay, N.S.
Born in Reserve Mines, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Cook) Nearing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish, Glace Bay.
She is survived by one son, Dan Joe MacLeod and his wife Mary, Glace Bay; and two grandchildren, Sylvanus (Mary Ann), Dartmouth, N.S. and Lyndon, Halifax, N.S.
She was predeceased by brothers, Phillip, Joseph, James and John and sisters, Alice Turnball, Louella Tasker, Elizabeth Morrison and Ethel Taylor.
Visitation will be at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church with the Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Glace Bay, N.S.
Edna Margaret Nicholson
82, Glace Bay
Mrs. Edna Margaret Nicholson, 82, of 11 Mance St., Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret (Nash) Appleton. Mrs. Nicholson was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay, and a member of Glace Bay Pensioners' Club. She was an avid bingo player and spent many hours enjoying her flower gardens.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley, Louisbourg and Archie, Glace Bay; one daughter, Joyce (Mrs. Kurt Hebbert), at home; five sisters, Annie (Mrs. Claude Simpson), Audley (Mrs. Lawrence Nearing), Shirley (Mrs. Gordon Blake), all of Glace Bay, Joyce (Mrs. Reg Brewster) Willowdale Ont., Bernice (Mrs. Bill Finnigan), Sorrento B.C.; three brothers, Bill, Sydney, Roy and Tom, both of Glace Bay. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mrs. Nicholson is predeceased by her husband, John Norman Nicholson, daughter, Margaret Ruth, in infancy, sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Jim Marriott), two brothers, Arnold and Bernie.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Nicholson will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Epworth United Church with the Rev. William Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.