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.
Ethel May Lovett
82, Leitches Creek
Ethel May Lovett, 82, a resident of Leitches Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at home. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ann (Anderson) Burt. Ethel was a member of St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek, where she served as an elder, was active in the UCW and a member of the choir. She was a devoted member of the Order of Eastern Star Munroe Chapter where she served as Past Grand Matron of N.S. and P.E.I. and was a committee member of the General Grand Chapter for unfinished business, an appointment for which she travelled throughout Canada and the United States. She is survived by her husband, Frank R. Lovett; six daughters, Carol (Mrs. Donald Maxwell), Mille Isle, Que., Barbara MacGregor, Truro, Audrey (Mrs. Robert Hood), Bras d'Or, Linda Lewis, Ottawa, Ont., Nina Lovett, Leitches Creek, Gail (Mrs. Blair Baxter), Calgary; three sons, Herbert (Marilyn) Lovett, London, Ont., Roger (Rose) Lovett, Brantford, Ont., David (Linda) Lovett, Leitches Creek; one sister, Myrtle Pyke, St. Davis, Ont.; one brother, Charles Burt, North Sydney; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Paul, three sisters, Rose Martell, Leona Burt and Marion Scott, two brothers, Burtrum and Thomas. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from St. Columba United Church with the Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. Burial to follow in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Columba United Church Building Fund or a charity of choice. Members of the Eastern Star are to gather at the funeral home Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Donald Peter Wall - ( my dad said that this family was originally from NFLD)
Donald Wall, 80, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Grand Lake Road and Whitney Pier, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late John and Mary (MacIssac) Wall. He was employed with Sydney Steel Corp. in the Blast Furnace Department for 42 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Whitney Pier Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 and was also a charter member. He served with the RCAF during the Second World War. He is survived by his wife, the former Dolena (Stella) Waye; one daughter, Patricia (Danny) Boyd, London, Ont.; one sister, Marguerite Gaudet, Sydney; one stepsister, Rose Kempt, Halifax; one stepbrother, Charles, Sydney; two grandchildren, Tammy (Ron) and Crystal (Dave), both of London; two great-grandchildren, Ronald and Candice, London, Ont. He was predeceased by brothers, Roddie and Raymond, sister, Betty MacLellan, stepbrother, William and stepsister, Mable Green. The late Mr. Wall will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Heart Church, Mira Road with the Rev. W. MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
93, Glace Bay
Susan Peddle, 93, of 94 Highland St., Glace Bay, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at the Northside Guest Home. She was born in Tilton, Conception Bay, Nfld. She was the daughter of William and Jane (Smith) Brown. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. In past years, she was a member of St. Mary's ACW, the ladies guild and the Junior Choir Guild. Susan is survived by sons, Clifford (Francis) Peddle, Sydney River, George, at home; and daughters, Jane (Mrs. Harold Cox), North Sydney, Marilyn, Port Caledonia, Elaine, Dartmouth, N.S.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George William and infant daughter, Mildred, brothers, Ned and Dave, sisters, Bertha Sharpe, Alice Osborne, Edith Smith, Elizabeth Hummer, Irene Greeley, Sarah Brown. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, in Patten Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, N.S. with Rev. Arnold officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Glace Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice
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.
Thomas Michael Bartlett
Thomas Michael Bartlett, 77, of the Cove Guest Home and formerly of Tillock Drive, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 at the Cove. Born in Marysvale, Nfld., he was a son of the late Michael and Margaret (Newell) Bartlett. He retired from Municipal Ready Mix after 30 years service. He was member of St. Theresa Parish. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; one daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Remo Fasciani, Sydney; two sons, Vincent (Valerie), Ontario and Paul (Judy), Sydney; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Eileen Shea, Marysvale, Nfld. and five brothers, John, Richard, Michael and Patrick, all of Marysvale, Nfld. and James, Sydney. He was predeceased by three sisters, Johanna Lush, Cecelia Fowler and Margaret in infancy, one brother, Joseph, in infancy and one grandchild. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A mass will be held in St. Theresa Church, Sydney, at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
91, Glace Bay
Caroline Stoyles, 91, of 21 Brookland Street, Glace Bay, died at the Cape Regional Hospital, Sydney, Friday, December 18, 1998. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Hezikiah and Roseann (Strickland) Stoyles. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Mrs. Stoyles is survived by two daughters, Roseanna (Melvin) Morris (West Bay Inv. Co.), and Shirley Jessome (Mira); son, Leroy and Josephine (Mira); son-in-law, John Jessome (Sydney River); 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Violet Turner (Glace Bay), Lizzie Parson (Rose Blanche, Newfoundland), Mariah Munden (Rose Blanche, Newfoundland); brothers, George, Robert, Ralph (Rose Blanche, Newfoundland). Predeceased by her husband, Edgar; daughter, Audrey McNeil; brothers, Eric, Albert, Henry, Tom; and a sister Annie. Visitation for the late Mrs. Stoyles will be held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with the Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
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.
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.
Naomi Parsons (Hardy)
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 Lloyd Billard
Foster Lloyd Billard, 75, of Taylor Street, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., he was the son of the late Thomas and Agnes Billard. He was a member of St. Albans Anglican Parish, a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Marines and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier. He retired from the CCGS, Labrador in 1987. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Hillier; two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Fred Ryan), Ontario and Barbara (Mrs. James MacCuish), Ontario; four sons, Lloyd (Linda), Mira, Raymond (Elizabeth), North Sydney, Ronald and Richard, both of Mira; 10 grandchildren, Jaime, Alan, Steven, Trevor, Andrew, Bobby, Michelle, Cindy, Daniel, and Katherine. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by one brother, Lester. Visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service is at St. Albans Anglican Church Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.