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Cape Breton Post
March 1999

Cape Breton Post



Doreen (Strickland) Williams
Point Edward
Doreen (Strickland) Williams
, of Point Edward, passed away, Saturday, March 13, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland in 1910, she was a daughter of the late Eva and James Strickland. She is survived by seven daughters, Louise Williams, Sydney, Marie (Mrs. Gary Mortimer), Ontario, Shirley Henze, B.C., Marion (Mrs. Angus MacAskill), Englishtown, Barbara LaForet, B.C., Linda (Mrs. Jim Collins), P.Q., and Kathleen McEntree, B.C.; seven sons, Harold, East Bay, Joseph (Rose), Sydney, Roland, Point Edward, Charles (Ruth Anne), Sydney Mines, Norman (Cathy), Beechmount, Raymond, Sydney, Lawrence (Shirley), B.C.; 39 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Ford, Sydney Mines and Mrs. Nora Faye Cummings, Sydney and two brothers, Joseph Strickland, N.B. and Hurbert Strickland, Burgeo, Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, two sisters, Elsie Anderson and Nellie Powers and two brothers, Victor and John. Visitation will be held Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

Sister Leo Marie McEvoy, CSM
91, Antigonish
Sister Leo Marie McEvoy
, a sister of St. Martha, age 91, of Bethany Motherhouse, Antigonish, died on Monday, March 15, 1999, at Bethany. Born in St. Jacques, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Sears) McEvoy. Before entering the Sisters of St. Martha, she had obtained her RN certificate from St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Glace Bay, N.S. Sister Leo Marie continued to minister in nursing fields as nursing supervisor at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, (1932-1935); and St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay (1935-1938 and 1943-1944); as OR supervisor at St. Rita's Hospital, Sydney (1938-1943) and as administrator of St. Mary's Hospital, Inverness (1944-1949). She was family visitor with the Antigonish family services (1953-1956), served in the nurses' library and the pastoral care department of St. Martha's Hospital (1963-1978). She retired to Bethany in 1978 and was admitted to extended care in 1989. She was community leader for a total of seven years at Little Flower Institute, Sydney and St. Charles Convent, Dominion. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bernadette Burke, Port Au Port, Nfld. She was predeceased by three sisters, Sr. M. Bernard, PBVM, Elizabeth and Mary and five brothers, John, Neil, Patrick, Thomas and William. The remains are resting at the Bethany Motherhouse with visitation after 1:30 p.m. today (Tuesday), from where a Bible Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Bethany Chapel with the Rev. Simon Agboso officiating. Burial at a later date in the Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the C. L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.

Susan MacDougall
95, Glace Bay
Susan MacDougall
, 95, of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, died Saturday, March 20, 1999 at the manor. Born in South Branch, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Smith) Gale. Susan resided in Glace Bay since 1925 and was a former resident of 203 Reserve St. She is survived by three daughters, Rita, Glace Bay, Margaret (Renéé) Karrer, Windsor, Ont., and Cora (Hugh) Richards, Vancouver; six sons, James (Loretta), Glace Bay, Hector (Joan), Hamilton, Ken (Connie), Trenton, Ont., Brian, Glace Bay, Greg (Ruth), Glace Bay and Wayne, Calgary; one sister, Agnes Aucoin, Nfld.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis MacDougall, brothers, Alec (Sandy), John and James and sisters, Julia, Min, Margaret and Lucy. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Church, MacKays Corner, Glace Bay with Fr. MacDonald officiating. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Friends of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Burial will take place in St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay.

Lily Rowe
82, Sydney
Lily Rowe
, 82, of 14 Egan Ave., Sydney, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at home. Born in Hants Harbour, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Louise (Soper) Head. She was a member of St. Alban's Church, Sydney. She is survived by two daughters, Louise McNair, Niagara, Ont. and Debbie Sheppard, South Bar; two sons, Donald, Chatham, N.B. and William, Omemee, Ont.; brothers, Henry and John, New Waterford; two sisters, Maude Dobson, Sydney and Edie Hann, Toronto; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert, son, Kenneth, sister, Blanche and three brothers, Ralph, Dan and Art. Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Merril Messervey
57, Glace Bay
Merril Messervey
, 57, of 22 Tennyson St., Glace Bay, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Wallace and Mary (Alexander) Messervey. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia O'Donnell; three sons, Merril, Glace Bay, Joseph, Glace Bay, and Scott, Halifax; one daughter, Mary Pat, at home; two brothers, Samuel, Nfld., Austin, Ont. He was predeceased by three sisters. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Newfoundland at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.

Stanley Gosling
74, Sydney
Stanley Gosling
, 74, of Taylor Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born in Burin, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late George and Susan (Green) Gosling. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church. He retired from the Sydney Steel Plant after 41 years with the Coke Ovens Department. He is survived by his wife the former Florence Francis; two daughters, Blanche (Sandy) Gale; Russell, Ont., Beth (Rick) Hynes, Sydney; one son, Stanley, Sydney; six grandchildren, Christopher, Karen, Jeffrey, Stephen, Robert and Aimee; two sisters, Sadie Moulton, Halifax, Lena Smith, St. Catharines, Ont. He was predeceased by one sister, Irene. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Thursday) and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Saturday 10 a.m. in Trinity United Church with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, C. B. Regional Hospital or C.B.R. EKG Campaign.



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

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