Jean H. MacDonald
The death of Jean H. MacDonald occurred Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Dan J. and Ellen (Fletcher) MacDonald. For several years, she was a member of the office staff of Chappells Ltd. and later Sydney Millwork Ltd. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and was associated with CGIT for many years at Bethel and throughout the Maritimes with conferences and camps. She was past-president of the Maritime PYPS and was a Sunday school teacher and former member of the church choir. She was a life member of the John Geddes AMS and an honorary president of the Atlantic Mission Society.
She is survived by one sister, Vere M. Watt.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Edna, Marjorie and Dorothy, six brothers, Thompson, Robert, John, Elmore, Fraser and Chalmers.
Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel, where a funeral service will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Katie Ann MacLeod
64, Marion Bridge
Katie Ann MacLeod, 64, of Sandfield Road, Marion Bridge, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Salmon River, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Alice (MacLean) MacKinnon. She was retired teacher, teaching in Sandfield, Salmon River and Marion Bridge. She was the first principal of Marion Bridge Consolidated School. She was a member of Bethel United Church, Marion Bridge.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; three daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Pat Fitzgerald), Ottawa, Sandra, Peterborough, Ont., Nancy, Sydney; one son, Lloyd John, Sandfield; one brother, John R., Sandfield.
Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Bethel United Church, Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lewis Crewe and the Rev. Neil McKenna officiating. Interment in Sandfield Cemetery.
100, North Sydney
Mrs. Naomi Parson, 100, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of Stanley Street, North Sydney, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at the guest home.
Born in Cul'd Sac, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Steve and Eleanor (Sibley) Hardy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Women, a life member of the LTBA and LOBA.
A devoted and beloved mother, she is survived by four sons, Joe (Gloria), Sydney, Cecil (Classie) and Roy, both of North Sydney, Roland (Donna), Lower Sackville; three daughters, Gladys Willis, Port aux Basques, Nfld., Flora Young, Lower Sackville, N.S., Vera (Mrs. Bob Daken), Oromocto, N.B.; two daughters-in-law, Minnie and Joan Parsons, Halifax, N.S.; one sister, Sue Savory, Port aux Basques, Nfld.; 35 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John T. Parson, two sons, Harry and George, four daughters, Mary, Mildred, Flossie and Dorothy and by a brother and several sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Foster Roy Peddle
62, Wabamun, Alta.
Foster Roy Peddle, 62, of Wabamun, Alta., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, following a short-term illness at Stony Plain Municipal Hospital, Alberta.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Roy and Frances Peddle, Victoria Road. Foster is survived by his wife, Elsie; children, Dawn (Lorne) Thurber, Ron (Jan) Peddle and Linda Peddle; stepchildren, John (Heather) Edwards and family, Marilyn (David) Young and family; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, Fraser (Barbara), Bob (Lorraine), Allan (Linda); sisters, Margaret (Duncan) Campbell, Ruth (George) Carmichael, Eva (David) Gillis and Carol (David Mills).
He was predeceased by his first wife, Felice and sister, Joan.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Parkland Funeral Chapel, Stony Plain, Alta.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the church or charity of choice.
News has been received by Marjorie MacDougall of the death of her sister, Pauline Smith, who passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, after a short illness.
She was the daughter of late T.W. and Liza (Rumsey) Smith, Whitney Avenue. Pauline worked in the Vancouver General Hospital for 20 years. She later moved to Santa Monica, Calif., where she worked for a short time, retiring in Santa Monica.
Cremation has taken place.
Mabel Taylor, 89, of Bridgetown formerly of Sydney Mines, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown.
Born in Plymouth, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Mary Jane (MacKenzie) MacLean. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, a life member of St. Andrews Women's Missionary Society and taught Sunday school for some 20 years. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the British Canadian Co-op Society in Sydney Mines.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by a son, Brian and wife Sheila, Bridgetown; a grandson, Robbie Taylor and a granddaughter, Heather Taylor, both of Bridgetown and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter, sister, Willena Crandell and brothers, Norman and Gussie MacLean.
Visitation took place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Neil J. MacLean officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday from Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown with Rev. George Neily officiating. Donations in memory of Mrs. Taylor may be made to Mountain Lea Lodge or to a charity of choice.
Sarah Bridget Theriault
94, Smelt Brook, Victoria County
Mrs. Sarah Bridget Theriault, 94, of Smelt Brook, Victoria County, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at home.
Born in South Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Dixon. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and a longtime member of the CWL of St. Francis.
She is survived by six daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. William Rambeau), Dartmouth, Hannah (Mrs. Earl Kelly), Dartmouth, Geraldine (Mrs. Gilles Baddard), Cornwall, Ont., Hilda (Mrs. Leonard Strickland), Pembrook, Ont., Cordella (Mrs. Howard MacKinnon), Smelt Brook, Rosetta (Mrs. Everett MacKinnon), Smelt Brook; a son, Murdock (Catherine), Smelt Brook; a sister, Cecilia Strickland, Ottawa; a brother, Percy (Stella) Dixon, Neil's Harbour; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Theriault, a son, Cyril and grandchildren, Ronald and Leonard.
Public visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in St. Francis of Assisi Church from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. where funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dingwall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buchanan Memorial Hospital Building Fund.
Blanche Amelia Costello, 92, of MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born at Lark Harbour, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Rebecca Mollon, Newfoundland. She was a former member of St. Mary's Parish, East Bay.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Hennick, Mrs. Bertha Raoul, and Mrs. Doris MacNeil, all of Sydney, Eileen (Mrs. Michael MacKinnon), Toronto and Nellie (Mrs. James MacIsaac), Brampton, Ont.; five sons, Gordon, Sydney, Jim (Joan), Toronto, John (Mena), Nfld., Donald (Jane Marie), Frenchvale and Kevin (Linda), Toronto; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Tucker, Meadows, Nfld.; 48 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Blanche will always be remembered for her loving dedication to her children and grandchildren and will be missed by everyone.
She was predeceased by her husband, James, three sons, Cyril, Bill and Gary, one daughter, Shirley Muldoon, five brothers, William, George, Clarence, Hayward and Leslie and two sisters, Liz and Ethel.
The late Mrs. Costello will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday evening from 7-9 and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Theresa's Church with Rev. A. MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made the MacGillivray Guest Home or St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Roderick J. MacArthur
Roderick J. MacArthur, 78, of Halifax, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at his home in Tantallon, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Glace Bay, N.S. he was the son of the late Judge Neil and Ann (MacDonald) MacArthur.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Fitzner; seven sons and four daughters; brother, Ronald, Sydney; sisters, Theresa Steele, Halifax, Rita Gillis, Leone, Sydney, Sr. Genevieve and Sr. Helen, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Donnie, Gerald, Leo and a sister, Mary MacLeod.
Funeral mass took place Saturday, Nov. 21 in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Hubbards with the Rev. Brian Murphy officiating. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S.
Donald Huestis (Bumper) MacDonald
86, Glace Bay
Donald H. Bumper MacDonald, 86, of 14 MacKeigan St., Glace Bay, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Glace Bay.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John R. and Mary Ann (MacLean) MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald worked as a mechanic at No. 26 Colliery and retired in 1972.
Mr. MacDonald was a member of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. He was a member of the Baden Powell Guild, Halifax and a member of John Bernard Croak VC Legion, Branch 003, Glace Bay. He was involved in the Boy Scout Movement for 35 years and served in the Second World War with the RCAF.
Mr. MacDonald is survived by his wife, Margaret (MacKay) MacDonald; one son, Ian and daughter, Lee, both of Vancouver; two grandchildren and sisters, Valerie (Mrs. Don Stewart), Woodstock, N.B. and Jean Wadden, Donkin.
She was predeceased by brothers, David and Lauchlin.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, followed by a memorial service in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Rev. David MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Black Brook Cemetery, Port Morien.
Evelyn Mary MacDonald
Evelyn Mary MacDonald, 75, of 1942 Kings Road, Sydney, B1L 1C6, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Margaret (Bartholomew) Williams and the late Frederick Williams, Newlands Avenue, Sydney. She was a founding member and an elder of the Sydney River United Protestant Church; a former CGIT leader; member of Mira and Districts Recreation Centre; a member of Clan Donald of Nova Scotia and Clan Donald and Angus of Cape Breton. She was employed by Dr. Eric Whyte for many years and volunteered for palliative care.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Y. MacDonald; son, Roy and wife, Nancy, Coxheath, N.S.; daughters, Diane and husband Tom Boyd, Barrington, N.S., Edna and husband Harris McCormack, Oxford, N.S.; grandchildren, Sarah, Peter and Mary MacDonald; Kathy and Kim Boyd; David and Amy McCormack; one step-grandson, Jeffrey and wife Paula McCormack, Cornwall, Ont.; step-great-grandson, Jordan McCormack; brother, Gerald, British Columbia.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl and Roy and sister, Alice MacDonald.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, Sydney. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Sydney River United Protestant Church with Rev. J. Allan McIntosh officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.
No flowers by request. Interment in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorials may be made to Palliative Care, VON or charity of choice.
Philip Stephen MacDonald
Philip Stephen MacDonald, 84, of Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Philip was a son of the late Roderick F. and Mary (MacKinnon) MacDonald. He served in the Merchant Marines during the Second World War. He worked at Sydney Steel Rail Mill until retirement in 1978.
He will be missed by his children, Anna Marie (Mrs. Roger Davison), Mahone Bay, Roderick, Vancouver, Neil (Betty) Winnipeg, Joan (Mrs. Arnold Adnum), Winnipeg, Wayne and Sharon, Dominion; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret and Sadie; three brothers, Hugh, Michael and Aloysius.
He was predeceased by one son, Robert Livingstone, Reserve, a special friend, Rita MacLellan, one grandson, Andrew Davison, Mahone Bay, five brothers, Roderick, James, Neil, Stephen, John, two sisters, Mary and Christina.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church Friday, 10 a.m. with the Rev. Anthony O'Connor officiating. A reception will follow at Mapleridge Seniors Complex, Sydney. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
No flowers by request, memorials may be made to N.S. Heart and Stroke, Canadian Cancer or charity of choice.
Joseph Lawrence (Joe L.) MacKinnon
90, Northside East Bay
Joseph Lawrence (Joe L.) MacKinnon, 90, of Northside East Bay died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Northside East Bay, he was the son of the late Angus and Catherine (Gillis) MacKinnon. Joseph was a member of St. Mary's Parish, East Bay. He worked the family farm throughout his life and also worked for several years for the telegraph company.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Currie, Grand Lake Road; several nieces, nephews and grandnephews.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Margaret (Joseph) MacDonald.
Visitation for the late Mr. MacKinnon will be in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, East Bay with Rev. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Christmas Daddies or a charity of one's choice.
J. Andrew MacNeil
J. Andrew MacNeil, 91, of 25 Xavier Dr., formerly of Fairview Street, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at MacGillivary Guest Home, where he was a resident for 22 years.
Born in Dominion, he was a son of the late James and Mary (MacCormack) MacNeil. He retired from the coal mines after 46 years service.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Power and Catherine Chisholm, Sydney; four brothers, Michael, Gregory, Stanley, Ontario and Ignatius, Glace Bay.
He was predeceased by three brothers.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.
John R. Nash
John R. Nash, 87, of Minwill Avenue, Grand Lake Road, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in St. Columba, Iona, he was a son of the late Michael and Rachel (MacNeil) Nash. He was a member of St. Augustine's Parish. He worked at Sydney Steel Corp., retiring Dec. 1, 1976.
He is survived by four daughters, Sally (Mrs. Clarence MacDonald), Sydney, Rachel (Mrs. Kenneth Bourget), Montreal, Josie (Mrs. Bill Kyte), Jean (Mrs. Tony Petrie), both of Sydney; eight grandchildren, Jean (Mrs. Alan Stanwick), Janice, Shawn, Kelly, Darlene, Darrell, Laura and Christopher; one sister, Sister Agnes Nash, CND, Edmonton, Alta. and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jemima MacLean, three brothers, Hector, Dan Neil, Peter and one sister, Margaret and infant grandson, John William Kyte.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at St. Augustine's Church with the Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Washabuck. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of T.W. Curry Funeral Home Ltd.
Donations may be made to charity of choice.