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Newfoundland Obits
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Cape Breton Post
August 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Daisy Barbara Hickey
80, Glace Bay
Daisy Barbara Hickey
, 80 of 200 Reserve St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at her residence. Born in Little Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Bessie (Marshall) Milley. Daisy was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Glace Bay. Daisy will be sadly missed by her sons, Bernie (Donna), North West Arm, Terry (Andrea) and a special grandson, Terance of Glace Bay; sisters, Bessie (Frank) Nobel, Goldine Loveridge; brothers, Lorne (Madeline), Freeman (Mabel), Gordon (Marion), all living in Newfoundland. Daisy was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Hickey; sisters, Maude Snow, Nina Wells; brother, Lewis Milley. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday), August 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Glace Bay, with Pastor Scott Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

George R. Hillier
99, Sydney Mines
George Richard Hillier
, 99, a resident of Shore Road, Sydney Mines, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Lamaline, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late George and Rebecca (Hepditch) Hillier. Prior to his retirement George worked as a foreman with C.N. Marine and in his earlier years was employed with the Newfoundland Railway. He was a member and Honorary Elder of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. He was an avid gardener and was an honorary member of the North Sydney Garden Club, a member of the C.N. Pensioners Club and he enjoyed sport fishing. Surviving are two sons, George (Marjorie) and Harold (Nellie) both of California; three daughters, Mildred (Gordon) Lindsay, Smith Falls, Ont., Dorothy (Joseph) Kendall, Lochbroom, Pictou, N.S., Ruth (Dick) Cameron, New Glasgow, N.S.; two step-daughters, Dorothy Foye, Betty (Ted) DeCristofaro, both of Quincy, Mass.; a step-son Bobby (Ruthie) Petzoldt, Quincy, Mass. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth Kendall and by his second wife Nellie (Conway) Petzoldt, by four daughters, Marjorie Nelson, Maryon Ross, Joan and Ida Florence, a sister Blanche Gallop, two brothers, Joshua and Harold, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private family visitation will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Matthew Wesley United Church.

Margaret Jane Aucoin
Dominion
Margaret Jane Aucoin
, 86, formerly of North End Sydney, St. Andrew's, Nfld., and most recently, 15 years, Dominion, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in the Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Frances (Chiasson) Hynes. Mrs. Aucoin was a member of St. Eugene's Church, Dominion. She was very active in St. Eugene's CWL. She will be sadly missed by daughter, Corinne (Valentino) Scattolon, Dominion; son, Gerald "Gerry" (Anne) Aucoin, Kingston, N.S.; brother, Leonard Hynes, St. Andrew's, Nfld.; sisters, Annie Leamon, St. Andrew's, Nfld. and Theresa MacLeod, Sydney River; grandchildren, Brian, Raymond, Dale Aucoin, Valerie Azzano and Kimberly McDonald; great-grandchildren, Marco, Tomas, Anthony, Rebecca, Ambriella and Alessia. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Edward J., brothers, Earl and Patrick; sisters, Kay Bishop and Mary McIsaac. Visitation for the late Mrs. Aucoin will be held Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Eugene's Church, Dominion, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Mrs. Aucoin's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society are suggested as an expression of sympathy.

Miriam (Hutchings) MacDonald
74, Sydney

Death of Miriam MacDonald, 74, of 50 Gritton Ave., Sydney, formerly of Tilton, Nfld., passed away very suddenly, Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Bedford, N.S. Born at Blaketown, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Solomon and Beatrice (Smith) Hutchings of Tilton, Conception Bay, Nfld. She was a member of Saint Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney. She was a long-standing member of the CWL, the Irish Benevolent Society and the Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary. She was a devoted volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Joan (John) MacAdam, Bedford, N.S., and Carmel Anne (Bob) MacDonald, Victoria, B.C.; one son, Donald Gerard MacDonald, Ottawa, Ont. She is also survived by eight sisters, Florence, Labrador, Kathleen, Sydney, Mildred, Margaret, Joan, Debbie, all of Newfoundland, Rhoda, California and Louise, Toronto; three brothers, Joe and Jack, Nfld., Soll, California; eight grandchildren, Glenn, Taunia, Liam, Andrew, Aimee, Jay, Connor and Breena, and two great-grandchildren, Jamie and Keegan. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis E. MacDonald; two sons, Barry Francis and David Clifford; her stepmother, Belinda; brothers, William Clifford, Wilfred; sisters, Lillian and Gertrude. The late Mrs. MacDonald will have no visitation. Funeral mass will be held Monday, 2 p.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. L. Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Rebecca "Minnie" Boudreau
76, Sydney
Rebecca "Minnie" Boudreau
, 76, of Alexandra Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., Mum was a daughter of the late Fred and Grace Abbott. Mum was employed at the City Hospital for many years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 12, Sgt.'s Mess, Club 55, Spanish River Seniors Club and a volunteer with the Red Cross. She was an active dart player and bowler. Mum was the last surviving member of her immediately family. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Leonard; daughters, Betty, Sydney, Kaye (Bill) Taylor, East Bay, and Grace (Brother) Luther, Sydney River; son, Fred (Cookie), Hamilton, Ont. She was predeceased by a brother, Stewart. Nannie will be missed by her eight grandchildren. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care.
Mum,
God saw you were getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with me"
You fought a good fight
Now you suffer no pain
God is with you
And with him you will remain
We love you.

Raymond J. Burton
77, North Sydney
Raymond John Burton
, 77, a resident of Young Ave., North Sydney, passed away suddenly Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in his 77th year at the Northside General Hospital in North Sydney. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lydia (Gillard) Burton. He worked as a Stevedore with Marine Atlantic for 31 years and later with AJK Agencies for eight years doing the mail run to Bay St. Lawrence. He was an active soldier with the North Sydney and Sydney Mines Salvation Corps. for more than 50 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife the former Viola Organ; seven daughters, Ida Weakley of Toronto, Raylene McKinnon of North Sydney, Audrey Crabe of Fergus, Ont., Angela Dolomont of North Sydney, Glenda Marsh of Sydney Mines, Louise Ashford of North Sydney, and Yvonne McLeod of Sydney Mines; five sons, David of Calgary, Keith of North Sydney, Raymond of North Sydney, Clayton of Calgary, and Andrew of North Sydney; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother Harris of Twillingate; two sisters, Muriel Jackson of North Sydney and Gladys Cox of Toronto. Predeceased by his first wife the former Ruth Roberts, several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel in Sydney Mines with Captains Rocky and Janice Bishop officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery in North Sydney. Pallbearers for Mr. Burton will be Bernie McKinnon, Neil McKinnon, Doug Marsh, Adam Marsh, Wayne McLeod and Don Hatcher. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Laura Blanchard
Sydney
Mrs. Laura Blanchard
of Prince Street, Sydney, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Veronica (Bennett) Young. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. She is survived by seven daughters, Frances (Dan) Ginty, New Haven, Conn., Marie (Glen) Bigney, Ottawa, Marguret (Donnéé) Frison, Marion Bridge, Rose (Todd) Richardson, Deer Lake, Nfld., Brenda (Peter) Chuppa, Sydney, Patricia (Shaun) Lewis), Sydney River, Roberta Blanchard, Sydney; son, Hal (Brita) Blanchard, Mira; sisters, Amy Turrett, Clem Marche, Cecilia Lainey, Mag Cormier, Loretta Seaward; brothers, James and Dennis; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Blanchard, two children in infancy, grandchildren, Tracie Chuppa and Robin Pitts, sisters, Mary Strickland, Alice LeRoy, Eunice Abbott, brothers, Johnnie Young, Walter Young and Arthur Young. Funeral arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel are incomplete and will be announced Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy, 1838 Main Tree Road, Suite No. 515, Baltimore, Md., 21208, Att. Research Foundation, or the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Mary J. Penney
Sydney
Mary J. Penney
of 52 St. Thomas Ave., Mira Road, formerly of Railroad St., Whitney Pier, passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Ontario while visiting family. Born at Belle Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Jane (Kent) Neary. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish for many years and for the past 22 years a member of Immaculate Heart Parish and the parish CWL. Mary possessed a great love for Celtic music and step-dancing and was an active member of the Cape Breton step-dancing classes. Surviving are daughters Rita (Mike) MacIsaac, Sydney River, Madonna (Wayne) Rintoul, Kitchener, Ont., and Mary, Edmonton, Alta.; two sons, Tom (Brenda), Kitchener, Ont. and Leonard Jr., Fort McMurray, Alta.; a sister, Margaret Gorman, Westmount; two brothers, Bill Neary, Belle Island, Nfld. and Leo Neary, Toronto; grandchildren, Maureen MacIsaac, Renéée MacIsaac, both of Sydney River, Nicole Penney, Edmonton, Jimmy Saunders, Tom Jr., Jim Penney, and Julie (Gord) MacLaughlin, all of Kitchener, Ont. and one great-granddaughter Jessica MacLaughlin, Kitchener, Ont. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 56 years Leonard and a sister Gertrude Doyle. The late Mrs. Penney will have visitation Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart Church, Mira Road, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Lavina Jacobs
86, Sydney
Lavinia Jacobs
, 86, of Spruce Haven Dr., Sydney, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (Stanley) Newell. She was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel. She is survived by three daughters, Marie (Raymond) Muise, Hilda (Melvin) Hillier and Winnie Larade, all of Sydney; six sons, George (Iris), Joe (Amelia), Ted (Sharon), Edgar (Mary), Matt (Theresa) and Harry (Carol), all of Sydney. She will be sadly missed by her 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Princealina Sheppard, Bridgewater; two brothers, Edgar Newell and Eric Newell, of Sydney; a daughter-in-law, Germaine Jacobs and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Matthias, three daughters, Lorraine, Myrtle, Jacqueline, three sons, Frank, Gordon, James, two granddaughters, Susan, Linda, a sister, Olive Terrio, three brothers, Joe, Max and Wes. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 2 p.m. Monday with Capt. Morris Vincent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

Effie Drew
62, Sydney
Effie Drew
, 62, of Bentinck St., Sydney, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Fox Island, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Harriet (Eavis) Bowles. She is survived by one daughter Daisy Wagner, Louisbourg; five sons, Edward Bowles, and Harry Drew, of Louisbourg, Eric and Terrance Drew of Sydney and Craig Drew of Ontario; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mazie Crant, Louisbourg; two brothers, Cecil and Harry Bowles of Nfld. She was predeceased by five sisters, Edna, Lucy, Marie, Alma and Annie, two brothers, Jack and Hartley. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in St. Georges Anglican Church Tuesday 11 a.m. with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

Lawrence Long
85, Sydney Mines
Lawrence Long
, 85, a resident of Charlotte St., Sydney Mines, and formerly of 11 East St., North Sydney, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born August 2nd, 1915, in Great Jervois, Nfld., he was the youngest son of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Strickland) Long. He served as a Merchant Marine during the Second World War. Lawrence moved to North Sydney in 1957 and was employed as a steward on the Marine Atlantic vessels until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and of the Knights of Columbus. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived and will sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years Lucy (Collier) Long; also by his 17 children, daughters, Roseleen (the late Tom) Collier, Phyllis (Steve) Clarke, both of North Sydney, Mary (Alex) Campbell, Sydney, Betty (Sheldon) Burton, with whom he resided, Carrie (Thomas) Boutilier, St. Catharines, Ont., Louise (Stephen) Smith, Mabel (Connie) Scott, both of Halifax, Christine (Melvin) Devoe, Port Williams; sons, Eric (Margie Ramsay), Lawrence Jr. (Judy), Garfield (Louise), Simon (Mary) and Paul (Glenda), all of North Sydney, Bernard (Karen Musgrave), St. Catharines, Ont., Kenneth (Susan), Dartmouth, George (Elaine), Sydney, Gerald (Sharon), Port Williams. Lawrence is also survived by 46 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Leonard and Stan, sisters Margaret and Lucy, several step-brothers and step-sisters. Visitation today (Monday) 2 to 4, 7 to 9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of choice. Lawrence will be fondly remembered for his kind heartiness, friendly smile, his love for a friendly game of cards and a love for music and dancing. The Knights of Columbus members are asked to gather for prayers this evening at 7:15 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

George F. Parsons
63, North Sydney
George Francis Parsons
, 63, a resident of 175 Peppett St., North Sydney, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in St. John's, Nfld., he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth "Betty" (Peters) Parsons. He was employed as Chief Purser with Marine Atlantic in North Sydney for 37 years until his retirement in 1992. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, was treasurer of Knights of Columbus Council #5109, North Sydney, and was a volunteer with Revenue Canada. Surviving are his wife Theresa (MacInnis) Parsons; four daughters, Tracy Lynn (Shane) McDonald, Halifax, Jennifer and Francine, both of Halifax, Lisa, Calgary; two brothers, Lloyd (wife, the late Anna), Blackett's Lake, Brian (wife Valerie), Lower Sackville; a sister, Maureen (Mrs. Jack Lanigan), Halifax. George was predeceased by a sister Geraldine (Gerry) (Mrs. Ken Carter) of Halifax. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society. Knights of Columbus members are asked to gather for prayers Tuesday 7:15 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

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

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