Frederick (Freddie a Paul) AuCoin
80, St. Joseph du Moine
Frederick (Freddie a Paul) AuCoin, 80, of St. Joseph Du Moine, Inverness County, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp.
Born in St. Joseph du Moine, he was a son of the late Paul W. and Helene (Chiasson) AuCoin. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph du Moine. He was a veteran of the Second World War having served overseas with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was a war amputee, prisoner of war and a chartered member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 32, Cheticamp.
He is survived by his wife, the former Celina AuCoin; three sons, Cyril, Ontario, David (Michelle), Cheticamp, Phillip, Cheticamp; one daughter, Jeanne (Mrs. Alex John LeLievre), Grand Etang; one brother, Francis AuCoin, Sydney Mines; three half-brothers, Placide, Baddeck, Eddie and Patrice, both of Sydney; three half-sisters, Marguerite (Mrs. Clifford Briand), Sydney, Therese Deveaux, Cheticamp, Denise (Mrs. John Joe Deveaux), Sydney; six grandchildren, Aurel, Celeste, Jennifer LeLievre and Renate and Kyle AuCoin and Joel AuCoin.
He was predeceased by his stepmother, Malthilde AuCoin, brothers, Willie, Moise and Ned. Visitation for the late Mr. AuCoin will be held today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph du Moine. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Henrietta (Etta) Boutilier
88, Glace Bay
Henrietta (Etta) Boutilier, 88, of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, a former resident of Maple Avenue, Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Seaview Manor.
Visitation will be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay with Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Mary (Campbell) Burke
72, Little Lorraine
Mary (Campbell) Burke, 72, of Little Lorraine, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.
Born in Main-a-Dieu, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Loretta (Lahey) Campbell. Employed by Parks Canada until her retirement, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu.
She is survived by her husband, John Will; daughters, Sally (Mrs. David Bussey), Louisbourg Highway, Linda (Mrs. John MacDonald), Donna, Louisbourg, Loretta (Mrs. Mike Maloney), Sackville, N.S. and Jacqueline (Mrs. Stephen Rafuse), Cole Harbour; sons, John Wayne (Joan), Oromocto, N.B., Adrian (Marlene), Sydney, Chris (Trina), Catalone, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Blackwell, Priscilla (Mrs. Gordon Foster ), Nonie (Mrs. Frank Gibson), Lucy (Mrs. Pat Solazzo), Elizabeth (Mrs. Tom Campbell), Delores (Mrs. York Coles), Eileen (Mrs. Robert Lavin), Loretta (Mrs. John Parsons), Naisha (Mrs. Jack Richards), Patricia Giacomini; brothers, Thomas (Martha), Elias (Charlotte) Aloysius (Betty) and Angus (Lilly).
She was predeceased by daughter, Bonita Germaine on Jan. 26, 1998 and nine children in infancy, a sister, Philomena and a brother, Victor.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Immaculate Conception Parish in Main-a-Dieu. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Leblanc officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Lathigee and Rev. Everett MacDow. Interment in the parish Cemetery, under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.
Mom thank you for the home you've made; for the moments of love we will never trade. You were a dear and loving wife, and our lives are so rich because of your part, we love you with all our hearts.
Reuben Patrick Fitzgerald
61, Baddeck Bay
Reuben Patrick Fitzgerald, 61, of Baddeck Bay, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Smelt Brook, N.S., he was the son of the late William P. and Gladys (Dixon) Fitzgerald. He was a member of Greenwood United Church, Baddeck.
He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis (Dilly) MacKay; daughters, Mary Jane (Mrs. David Sollows), Westbank, B.C., Natalie, Kelowna, B.C., Shelley (Mrs. Frank MacRae), North River; six grandchildren, Cameron, Scott, Liam, Morgan, Laura and James; brothers, Martin, Alex, Austin, Melvin, Joseph, Calvin and Irving, all of Baddeck, Keith, New Brunswick, Bernie, Dartmouth; sisters, Diane (Mrs. Murdock MacPherson), Waverley, Lois (Mrs. Stan White), Mount Uniacke, Kathleen (Mrs. John Brown), Dingwall, Emma (Mrs. Cecil Rambeau), Dingwall, Regis (Mrs. Alex Christie), Englishtown, Julie (Mrs. Jack Ross), Lower Sackville, Jenny, Big Baddeck.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Tracey, a son, Patrick in infancy, brothers, Thomas and Johnny, another brother, Joseph, in infancy, and a sister, Helen.
The body is resting at MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, Wednesday, Dec. 30 with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 at Greenwood United Church with the Rev. David Lutes officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Bertram Irvin MacDonald
78, Shelburne, N.S.
Bertram Irvin MacDonald, 78, of Shelburne, N.S., died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point.
Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Philip and Lydia (Mattinson) MacDonald. He joined the Royal Canadian Artillery on Sept. 29, 1939 and retired with the 36th Heavy Battery RCA CASF. He retired Aug. 2, 1945 as a sergeant. He was a recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. His trade after his service life was with heating and air conditioning.
He is survived by his wife, Edith (Oickle); sister, Phyllis Manor, Windsor, Ont.; nephews, Brent, Robert, Mark, Ted and Allen Manor, Windsor, Ont.
He was predeceased by a sister, Doris Cranford.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne.
Sophia Theresa MacDonald
Funeral services for the late Sophia Theresa (Blanchard) MacDonald, of 243 Bentinck St., formerly of Gardiner Mines, who died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Saint Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford.
Ian MacInnis, P.Eng., NSLS
78, West Bay
Ian MacInnis, P.Eng., NSLS, 78, West Bay, Inverness County, died on Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in West Bay, he was the son of the late Alexander Angus (AA) and Janet Frances (Cameron) MacInnis. He was a Second World War veteran having served overseas in France, Holland and Germany with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He took part in the Liberation of Holland and the building of the Bailey bridges across the Rhine. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43, Port Hawkesbury.
He graduated from St. F.X. in '50 and from TECH (Dal/TUNS) in '52. He worked for Public Works Canada in Halifax until the mid-seventies. He then founded West Bay Engineering and Survey and returned to Cape Breton.
He was an accomplished fiddle player and an avid sailor. He helped initiate the Dundee Cup. He was a life member of the Dartmouth Yacht Club. In the 1950s he was a member of the Spryfield Lions Club. He and his wife Phyllis were involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada at Stairs Memorial United Church in Dartmouth during the 1960s. He will be remembered for his community involvement particularly the War Memorial in West Bay.
Ian enjoyed Wednesday evening card games at the West Bay Community Centre and was a member of West Bay Seniors Club, Ceann A Beagh.
He is survived by sons, Ken (Mary Snarr), Halifax, Calder (Bonnie Beaton), West Bay, Rod (Judy Schmidbauer), Halifax; daughter, Annamarie Talbot (Derrick), at home; brother, Cameron, Toronto; sisters, Anna (Mrs. Grey Austin), Calgary, Alta., Mary, Houston, Tex.; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Jessie (MacKenzie) and brother, Allister.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at West Bay United Church. A memorial service will be held at West Bay United Church at 12 noon Dec. 30 followed by a reception/lunch at the West Bay Community Centre. Rev. Keith Adams officiating. The body has been cremated.
Family flowers only. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada (710-390 Bay St., Toronto, Ont. M5H 2Y2) or the charity of your choice.
Funeral under the direction of the W.J. Whitty Funeral Home.
90, Neil's Harbour
Janie MacNeil, 90, of Highland Manor, Neil's Harbour, whose death occurred Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at the manor is survived by seven sons, and not seven brothers as was published in the Saturday, Dec. 26th edition of the Cape Breton Post.
Ralph MacNeil, 89, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 65 Ferry St., Sydney, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Breton Bay.
Born at South Bar, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (MacInnis) MacNeil. He was employed for a number of years at the Sydney Steel Corp. in the Blast Furnace Dept.
He is survived by one brother, Augustine (Gus), Sydney and numerous nephews and nieces and by a grandniece, Deanna (Alex) MacIsaac, Victoria Mines.
He was predeceased by four sisters, Bridget, Mary Agnes, Josephine, Mary Anne, two brothers, John and Frank.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Alphonsus Church, Low Point with the Rev. E. MacDow officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery under the direction of T.W. Curry Ltd.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Doreen C. Meagher
Doreen C. Meagher, 68, of 503 Charlotte St., Apt. 103, Sydney, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at the QE II Health Complex, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Maurice and Claire Elizabeth (Sutherland) Meagher. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. Doreen was a volunteer for the Red Cross and the M.S. Society. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 12, the CN Pensioners Bowling League and Club 55. She retired a number of years ago having been a hostess and assistant manager in the hospitality industry in both the Montreal and Toronto areas; in particular at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
She is survived two sisters, Patricia, Sydney and Avril (Bill) Head, River Ryan; five brothers, Terrence (Marina), Kemptville, Ont., Alden (Frances), Sydney, Darrell (Doreen), Marion Bridge, Lionel (Jane), Oshawa and Ronald, Vancouver; numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by a niece, Christian.
The late Miss Meagher will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church with Rev. A. O'Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Florence May Peach
67, Glace Bay
Florence May Peach, 67, of 231 Shaft St., Glace Bay, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, on her 67th birthday.
Born in Wadden's Cove, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Boutilier. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church.
Mrs. Peach is survived by eight daughters, Muriel (Mrs. Pius Corbett), Dominion, Mary (Mrs. Greg Corbett), Thompson, Manitoba, Valerie (Mrs. Marvin Boutilier), Stella (Mrs. John Boutilier), Sharon (Mrs. Eugene Vaters), Paulette (Mrs. Thomas (Buddy) Usher), Vivian (Mrs. Pius Pasher), Lucy (Mrs. Raymond MacNeil), all of Glace Bay and a granddaughter, Valerie, at home; four sons, Ross, at home, Freddie, Kevin, Joe, his wife Sandy; sisters, Bessie MacDonald and Edith MacKenzie; brothers, Cecil and Henry Boutilier; 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Colin in 1988, a son, Archibald in 1951, two sisters, Charlotte and Shirley, five brothers, William (Billy), Albert, Charles, Eldon and George.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Peach will be held today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Burial in Centerville Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Kirk (J.W.) Reid
59, Sydney Mines
Kirk Reid, 59, of Sydney Mines, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Penny) Reid. He was a member of St. Pius X Parish, where he served as a lector and was an active member of the Fire of Love Prayer Group. Following a career in sales and retail, Kirk worked for several years as a counsellor with Nova Scotia Drug Dependency and graduated from Holland College in 1997 as a Professional Addiction Counsellor. He also worked in the community as an amateur magician.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Fudge); his daughters, Lori (Denis Godcharles), Gatineau, Que., Lisa (Johnny Fifoot), Halifax and Dionne, Halifax and his son, Ted (Carol Ann), Arthur, Ont. Also surviving are his half-brother, Joseph Dominique (Kay), South Bar and his grandchildren, Steven, Madison and Katie.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Tine, Wallace and Austin and a sister, Eileen.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church with Rev. Tony MacDonald officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Corinne (Bonnar) Sault
49, Crystal Beach, Ont.
Word was received on Dec. 27th, 1998, of the death of Corinne (Bonnar) Sault, formerly of Little Pond, following a long courageous battle with cancer.
Corinne is survived by her husband, Orville; daughters, Roseanne (Gayland), Denver, Colo. and Wendy, Crystal Beach, Ont.; one sister, Shirley Laffin, Bras d'Or and five brothers, Milton (Pearl), St. Catharines, Wilfred (Rita), Sydney Mines, Lester, B.C., Brian (Chris), Thorold and Carson, St. Catharines.
She was the daughter of the late James (Tingy), Dec. 29, 1973 and Beatrice (Marsh) Bonnar, April 1978, of Little Pond. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Henry Romano, August 1973 and one son, Henry Jr., July 1973.
Corinne will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a volunteer of several charity organizations in her community including the Cancer Society.
Corinne will be missed by all of her family and friends in Ontario and Cape Breton.
Family will be receiving friends at the William Funeral Home, 722 Ridge Rd., Ridgeway, Ont., visitation Dec. 30 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
89, Sydney Mines
Caroline Taylor, 89, of Miners Manor, Sydney Mines and formerly of 8 Yorke St., Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Bay L'Argent, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Bridget (Thornhill) Riggs. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by seven daughters, Ellen (John) McGarr, Guelph, Ont., Winnifred (Donald) Gerrow, Mississauga, Ont., Patricia (John) Mosher, Truro, N.S., Carolyn (James) Heidl, Florence Lettues, Myrtle (John) Eveleigh, all of Sydney Mines, Marion (Gordon) MacLeod, North Sydney; two sisters, Mary (Elmer) Naugler, Halifax, Marie (Gord) Clarke, Guelph, Ont.; one stepbrother, John and one stepsister, Alma; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ellis, one son, James, an infant daughter, five brothers, Garfield, Thomas, James, Joseph, Cecil, one sister, Elizabeth.
Visitation will be at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Family flowers only.