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Cape Breton Post
August 1999

Cape Breton Post



Maude MacDougall
88, Sydney
Ellen Maude MacDougall
, 88, of 58 Dacre Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Avondale, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Anastasia (Moore) Costello. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney, and was also a member of the parish CWL. Maude loved her gardening and all her neighbours appreciated her efforts. She is survived by daughter, Catherine A., at home; son, Michael J. (Helena), Mabou; three grandchildren, Suzanne (Mrs. J.P. Sawler), Mabou, Deanne, at home in Mabou and Joel of Ottawa. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Ainslie and Jacob. Predeceased by her husband Rod in 1989; two sisters, Mary and Ann and by two brothers, Leo and Michael. The late Mrs. MacDougall had visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 8, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and resumes on Monday at 12 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. N. MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks

Suzanne C. Deacon
88, Sydney
Suzanne C. Deacon
, 88, of Yendys St., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at her residence. Born in Lark Harbour, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Mosey and Grace (Neil) Murrin. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marie Dicks, Grand Lake Road, Mrs. Evelyn Walters, Scarborough, Ont. and Mrs. Phyllis MacNeil, of Kitchener, Ont.; four sons, Murdock, with whom she resided, Clarence, Picton, Ont., Melvin, Lindsay, Ont. and Roy, Brantford, Ont.; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Tilley Piercy, Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence and seven brothers. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Anthony Daniel Church Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Internment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery

Edith Mercer
97, Toronto, Ont.
Mrs. Edith Mercer
, 97, Toronto, Ont., formerly of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at the Kipling Acres in Toronto. Born at Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Agnes (Sexton) Ford. She was a member of St. Agnes Anglican Church, Etobicoke, Ont. She is survived by three daughters, Kay Gorman, Leitches Creek, Jean (Fred Aylward), Etobicoke, Ont., and Arthena Froude, Cambridge, Ont.; three sons, Edward (Mary MacLean), Wasaga Beach, Ont., Arthur, Cambridge, Ont., and George; sister, Winnie Ford, North Sydney. Also survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husbands; son Donald; daughter Doris; two sisters, Maude Kohlman and Mae Abbott; four brothers, Fred, Walter, George and Bert Ford. Visitation for the late Mrs. Mercer will take place on Monday, August 16, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines

John Raymond Lawrence
68, Bridgeport
John Raymond Lawrence
, 68, of 11 Wesley St., Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Dickes) Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Mr. Lawrence was self-employed as a fisherman. Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Sarah (Tapp) Lawrence; daughters, Eve Keylor, Glace Bay, Ethel (Mrs. Earl Close), Truro, Eileen (Mrs. Michael Melnick), Glace Bay; sons, Douglas (Margaret), David (Ann Marie), Raymond (Sharon), Thomas (Donna), all of Glace Bay; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lewis and Howard, Port aux Basques, Nfld; sister, Alice, Sydney Mines. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Visitation for the late Mr. Lawrence will be held Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at St. Mary's Anglican Church at 2 p.m. with Fr. Paul C. Findlay officiating.

Frederick James Banks
84, North Sydney
Frederick James Banks
, 84, a resident of Cornwall St., North Sydney, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Fogo Island, Nfld., he was a son of the late Frank and Martha Banks. Fred was a seaman all his life, employed by the Newfoundland Railway in the late 1940s and went on to sail the Great Lakes as a member of the Seafarer's International Union, until he retired in 1982. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. He is survived by his wife, the former, Edna Battiste; sons, Andrew, Toronto and Ronald, Windsor, N.S.; one brother, Cyril, White Bay, Nfld.; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis and sister, Violet. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Fred will be missed by family and friends

Sarah Campbell
96, New Waterford
Sarah Campbell
, 96, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Gull Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Doyle) Layman. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Mrs. Campbell is survived by daughters, Marion (Mrs. Doug MacDonald), Dorothy (Mrs. Bunny Oliver), both of New Waterford and Winnie (Mrs. Peter Gatza), Whycocomagh; sons, Danny (Mary), Gerald (Rena) and Leo, all of New Waterford; daughters-in-law, Sadie, New Waterford and Sue, North Sydney; brother, James, Gull Island, Nfld; 25 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James in 1977, sons, Arthur and Leo, sisters, Rebecca, Emma and Mary, brother, Robert. Visitation for the late Mrs. Campbell will be held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Florence Maude McLeod
94, Glace Bay
Florence Maude McLeod
of 11 Dragatis St., Glace Bay, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 27 ,1999, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex after a short illness. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Johnathon and Martha (Champion) Caines. Florence was a member of St. Luke's United Church, Donkin. She was a lifetime member of the UCW and the Rebekah Lodge, Donkin. She was also a member of the LOBA Lodge in Glace Bay. At one time she was a resident of 2nd St. in Donkin. Florence was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Florence is survived by two daughters, Alanna (Mrs. Bob Kennedy), Glace Bay and Lorna (Mrs. Chick McGrath), Glace Bay with whom she resided; one step-daughter, Elsie Gray, Halifax; two sons, Allister (Julia), California and Charles (Ellen), Port Caledonia. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alden, Donald, Melissa, Tracy, Christa, Alan, Brian and Bpuce; four great-grandchildren, Donald, Charles, Mitchell and Matthew. Florence was predeceased by her husband Charles Alexander McLeod; three brothers, Jack, William and Harold; six sisters, Edith, Mildred, Gertrude, Eva, Olive and Dorothy and by one grandchild Charles. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4,7-9 p.m. with funeral service Tuesday at 1 p.m. all in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay with Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial in St. Luke's United Cemetery, Donkin. Family flowers only, as an expression of sympathy for Florence, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's United Church in Donkin or a charity of choice. The Rebekah's will hold a service at the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m.

Thomas George Ashford
It is with great sadness that this announcement is made. The sudden passing of Thomas George Ashford, 53, of Lincoln, New Brunswick occurred on Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in Fredericton, N.B. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., George's younger years were spent in North Sydney before joining the Armed Forces. Much loved, George leaves to mourn his loss; his wife, Lucie; daughters, Linda Warman (Glendon), N.B. Karen (Rob), Ontario and four grandchildren; his mother, Elizabeth B. Ashford; sisters, Emily Ashford, Ernestine Noseworthy, all of North Sydney, Tryphena Hodder, St. Bernard's, Newfoundland, Melita Skinner, Harbour Breton, Newfoundland; brothers, John (Clara) Duncan, British Columbia, Arthur (Margaret), North Sydney and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father William Ashford; son, George Jr.; brothers-in-law, Ross Noseworthy, Henry Hodder, James Skinner; niece Maggie (Skinner) Baker and nephew Peter Ashford. Burial took place in New Brunswick. George is now safe in the Arms of Our Lord. Loved and remembered forever. Donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home.

Murdock Allen Mulley
77, Georges River
Murdock Allen Mulley
, 77, of 15 Staney Brae Drive, Georges River, formerly of Florence, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., he was the son of the late John William and Marion (Harnum) Mulley. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Little Bras d'Or. He was a decorated veteran of the Second World War and a member of Branch 19 Royal Canadian Legion, North Sydney. He was employed as a miner at both the Florence and Princess Collieries. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed fly fishing in Middle River. He was involved as a manager with the Northside Minor Hockey Association. He was a former Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Board of Stewards at Wilson United Church, Florence. He was an Elder and member of the church choir at St. Andrew's United Church, Little Bras d'Or. He was a member of the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club, a member of the Retired Teachers Bowling League, and the Seniors Bowling League. Surviving are his wife, the former Olive Mae Murrant; three daughters, Florence (Russell) Higgins, Amherst, N.S., Sandra (David) MacNeil, Alexandra, P.E.I., June (Brendon) MacNeil, Northville, Annapolis Valley; one son, David Allen Mulley, Calgary, Alta.; two sisters, Minnie MacLean, Sydney Mines, Mamie (Roy) Johnstone, Georges River; five brothers, William (Asneth), Mill Creek, Leonard (Ada), Greenwood, N.S., John R. (Jeanette), Kentucky, Wesley (Joyce), Sydney Mines, Wayne (Sheila), North Sydney; one sister-in-law, Beatrice Mulley, Sydney Mines; nine grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua, Courtney MacNeil, Ryan and Stephanie Higgins, Chadwick and Laura MacNeil, Christopher, Jennifer and their mother, Linda Mulley. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters, Ina Mae Erickson, Susan Parsons and Madeline Maxwell and one brother, Angus. The late Mr. Mulley will have visitation from 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Wilson United Church, Florence with the Rev. Linda Scherzinger officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.



Contributed by Jeri Keough
Revised: December 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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