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Cape Breton Post
July 1999

Cape Breton Post



Gwendolyn (Duffney) Anesty
62, Coxheath
Gwendolyn Ivy (Gwen) (Duffney) Anesty
, 62, of Coxheath passed away Friday, July 9, 1999, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bishops Falls, Nfld., she was the daughter of Sophie (Vokey) Duffney and the late Reginald Duffney. She was a member of St. Mark's Altar Guild and St. Mark's Parish in Coxheath. She was a dedicated volunteer for the following associations: Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Liver Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence (Laurie); two sons, Wayne (Nicole), Guelph, and Shawn, Halifax; one daughter, Karla (Darren), Halifax; one brother, Winston, Musquodoboit; two sisters, Marilyn, Sydney and Carolyn (Don), Riverview, N.B.; one uncle: Theo, Montreal; one aunt Mary, Sydney; two grandsons, Elijah and Issac; two nieces and four nephews. She was predeceased by her infant sister Barbara Ann and step-brother Douglas. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Purchase officiating. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Donations can be made out to the Canadian Cancer Society

Ellen (Nellie) MacDonald
83, Adams Cove
Ellen (Nellie) MacDonald
, 83, of Adams Cove, Nfld., formerly of Westmount, N.S., passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Carbonear General Hospital, Carbonear, Nfld. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacDonald took place on Friday, July 16, 1999, at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount with Father Dan MacInnis officiating. Interment in Holy Rosary Parish Cemetery.

Capt. Ambrose (Scotty) Scott
72, Sydney River
Captain Ambrose (Scotty) Scott
, 72, of 96 Carmichael Dr., Sydney River, formerly of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Jacob and Susanah (Saunders) Scott. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and friend and will be sadly missed by all. He was a member of Sydney River United Protestant Church. Prior to his retirement Ambrose was a captain with National Sea Products, Lunenburg, and a shore captain with United Maritime Fishermen, Alder Point. After retirement he spent many enjoyable years at his hobbies of woodworking, toll painting and various crafts. He is survived by his wife Velma Tuba; daughters Edith (Byron) Tanner, Bridgewater; Barbara (Larry) Wentzell, Conquerall Bank; Marilyn Porter, Lunenburg; Shirley (Dan) Scott, Ontario; sons Bill, Riverport, Charles (Anne Marie), Bedford, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his one sister Edith Drake, Halifax, and brothers Ben and George, both of Newfoundland. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Lydia; daughter Ellen and several sisters and brothers. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday, July 19, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Donations may be made to Parkdale House, 47 Byng Ave., Sydney, N S, B1P 5B9 or charity of one's choice.

Cyril A. McGrath
(Note the age discrepancy here - 42 must be wrong)
42, New Waterford
Cyril A. McGrath
, 74, of 26 MacAulay's Lane, Sydney, passed away, Friday, July 23, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Patrick's Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Alexander and Clara McGrath of Newfoundland. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. Cyril was part owner of Cape Breton Glass for a number of years retiring in 1989. Prior to that he was employed with Pittsburg Paint Ltd., George Street, for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Cecilia Burke; two daughters, Margaret Anne (Tony) Gallant, Toronto, Colleen Marie MacIntyre, Sydney; son, Cyril Patrick, Sydney; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Fagan, Newfoundland, Mrs. Mary Black, Victoria, B.C.; brother, Albert (Sheri), Newfoundland; four grandchildren, April McGrath, Rachelle McGrath, Stephen MacIntyre and Dwayne Gallant and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Gallant. Predeceased by two sons, John Raymond and Michael Wayne, daughter, Sharon Elizabeth, two brothers, Harry and Raymond and a sister, Theresa. The late Mr. McGrath will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Saturday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Theresa's Church with Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Blanche Annesty
83, Sydney
Blanche Edith Annesty
, 83, a long time resident of Sydney, died Friday, July 23, 1999, in Tantallon, N.S., at Shirley's Guest Home for Seniors. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Abram and Madeline (Bugden) Barrett. Surviving are her daughter Joan (Annesty) Muise and son- in-law Fred of Bedford, N.S.; her step-sister Annie Anderson of Halifax, N.S., along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased 13 years ago by her husband Russell of 45 years, also brothers Joseph, Victor, Chesley Barrett; step-mother Sophie; step-brother Albert Anderson and step-sisters Nina Luther, Gladys Hollett and Beryl Horner. Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 1999, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in the chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Bryant and Gordon Hazelwood officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. Memorials may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Institute for the Blind.

Alexander (Sandy) Cahill
84, Sydney
Sandy Cahill
, 84, of 56 Gritton Ave., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Witless Ray, Nfld., he was the son of the late Michael A. and Ellen (Tobin) Cahill. He worked for the Wolfson Family in South Bar on their farm for over 20 years. He then worked at Newman's Grocer's, Victoria Road, Whitney Pier until 1974. Sandy worked at the Town and Country Food Store in Sydney River retiring in 1979. He is survived by one brother, James, Toronto; two nieces, Ellen Hawkins, Wabush, Labrador and Dorothy Hawkins, Brigus, South Nfld.; two nephews, Louis Marcotte, Ottawa and Michael Marcotte, St. John's, Nfld. Predeceased by a brother, Peter and a sister, Mary Marcotte. The late Mr. Cahill will have visitation at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Friday, July 30, 1999, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Lewis F. Riggs
74, Sydney
Lewis F. Riggs
, 74, of 176 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, formerly of Louisbourg, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at home. Born in Burin, Nfld., he was the son of the late Andrew and Elsie (Farrell) Riggs. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Louisbourg. He was a long time employee of National Sea Products until his retirement. He is survived by one son, Lewis Jr. (Frances), Louisbourg; four daughters, Elsie (Mrs. Stanley Troke), Susan (Mrs. Brian Kennedy), Caroline (Mrs. Tom Martell), all of Louisbourg and Margaret (Mrs. Leslie Anthony), Eastern Passage; three grandchildren, Lewis Joseph, Stanley Jr. and Jessica; two great-grandchildren, William and James. He is also survived by sisters, Evelyn (Mrs. Bill Woundy) and Mildred (Mrs. Herbert Reardon). He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha (Mayo) and second wife, Jessie (Spawn), an infant son, Ernest Earl, brothers, William, Ernest and James and a sister, Elizabeth. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation will take place today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 p.m. at W. A. Chant's Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.



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

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