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Cape Breton Post
July 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Mary Theresa Beaton
91, Sydney
Mary Theresa Beaton
, 91 of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 312 Esplanade and also a long time resident of Sydney's North End, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Health Care Complex, Monday, July 3, 2000, after a long illness. Born at Carbonear, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Josephine (Murphy) Donnelly and stepdaughter of the late Mary (O'Keefe) Donnelly of Carbonear. Theresa was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Parish and the parish CWL. She was also a member of St. Anthony Daniel. She was a life member of Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion, honorary charter member of Club 55, member of the Steelworkers Pensioners Club and a 25 year member of Club 55 Rhythm Band. Theresa participated in the bowling, shuffleboard and dart leagues of the various clubs she was involved with. She was a well known tarbish player and loved her card games. She always had a smile and a quick wit. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Surviving are eight children, four daughters, Evelyn Ruthven (Ike), Vernon, B.C., Beverly Dinn (Michael), Orleans, Ont., Barbara Bagnell (John), Bordon, Ont. and Judy, Sydney; four sons, Arthur (Josie), Montreal, Jack, Sydney, Kenneth (Florence), Sydney and Robert (Rose), Sydney; three sisters, Lois Walsh (Pat), Gwen Ward (Ray) and Genevieve Murphy; two brothers, Joseph Donnelly (Winnie) and Vince Donnelly (Mary), all of Cambridge, Ont.; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sheila Beaton. Predeceased by her husband, William James Beaton in 1949; one son, James Michael Beaton and one granddaughter, Maureen. The late Mrs. Beaton will have visitation today (Wednesday), 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. A. O'Connor officiating. Interment to follow. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her.

Mary Emma Mercer
New Waterford
Mary Emma Mercer
, 95, of 3457 McNeil Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Crane. She was a member of the New Waterford Salvation Army and the Salvation Army Home League. She is survived by sons, Louis (Juliana) and Wilfred (Audrey), both of New Waterford; sisters, Jean Meadus, Belle Island, Nfld. and Edith Rowe, St. John's, Nfld., 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Isaac, sister, Myrtle Turtle, brothers, Stephen, William, John and Louis. Visitation for the late Mrs. Mercer will be held Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, New Waterford with Major D. Baggs officiating. The remains will be transferred to the Citadel at noon. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery.

Mary (MacIsaac) Layes
88, Natick, Mass.
Mary (MacIsaac) Layes
, 88, a resident of Natick, Mass., formerly of 20 Dodd St., Bridgeport, died Wednesday July 5, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Waltham, Mass. Born in St. Andrews, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Angus and Mary (McInnis) MacIsaac. She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine O'Neil, Natick, Mass., Lorraine Driver, Waltham, Mass.; one son Francis, Chelmsford, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, four brothers, Jack, Neil, Angus and Daniel and three sisters, Agnes Campbell, Elizabeth McMahon and Catherine McIntyre.

Geraldine Teresa (Gerry) Carter
58, Halifax
Geraldine Teresa (Gerry)
, 58, Halifax, N.S., passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2000, at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in St. John's, Nfld., and grew up at 32 Beacon St., North, Sydney. She was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Peters) Parsons. Gerry was educated at St. Joseph's School in North Sydney and attained her accounting and secretarial diploma from St. Joseph's Convent in Mabou, Cape Breton. Over the years she was active in her church where she was a lay distributor and religious education teacher. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed tennis and swimming during her summers at the Waegwoltic Club in Halifax. She and her husband operated Carter & Smith Ltd. for over 35 years. Among other interests, Gerry was a long-time volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; three daughters, Karen and Dawn, Halifax, and Cathy, at home; one sister, Maureen (Mrs. John Lanigan), Halifax; three brothers, George (Theresa), North Sydney, Lloyd, Blacketts Lake and Brian (Valerie), Lower Sackville; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Sunday, July 9, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Halifax at 10 a.m., Monday, July 10, Fr. Lloyd O'Neill officiating. Burial St. John Cemetery, Halifax. Family flowers only please. Donations in Gerry's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, QEII Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care Program or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Ann Frances Harding (nee Lucas)
63, Halifax Co.
Ann Frances (Lucas) Harding
, 63, McGrath's Cove Road, Halifax County, N.S, passed away at home on July 10, 2000. Born in Grand Bank, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Mary (Courtney) Lucas. She was a member of the Bayside United Baptist Church in Bayside. She was very active in church affairs in Sydney and Grand Bank, Nfld. She is a former member of the Lionettes for a number of years in Grand Bank and was a Sea Cadet officer. She also did volunteer work in nursing homes. She formerly owned and operated Ann's A-1 Taxi, Grand Bank, Nfld. She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Eric), McGrath's Cove; son, Dennis (Rosalyn), Armdale; sister, Sarah (Mrs. William Elliott), Rexdale, Ont.; grandchildren, Chris, Colin and Jacob. She was predeceased by her husband, George N, Harding. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held in Bayside United Baptist Church, Bayside, Thursday, 1 p.m. Rev. Terry Tingley officiating. Interment in Bayside United Baptist Church Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the IWK-Grace Health Centre.

Catherine Ann (Cassie) MacIntyre
87, New Waterford
Catherine Ann (Cassie) MacIntyre
, 87, of 747 King St., New Waterford, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Murray) Smith. Mrs. MacIntyre is survived by daughters, Hughena (Lolly) Flint, New Waterford, Donna (Tom) Leadbeater, Halifax and Eileen (Art) McLean, Ancaster, Ont.; eight grandchildren, T.J., Aaron, Garrett, Shaun, Weldon, Gary, Ada and Patti; eight great-grandchildren, Lexie, Micaela, Jessica, Robbie, Scott, Heather, Caralena and Patrick. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hugh MacIntyre, four sons and one daughter in infancy, brothers, Joe, William and Johnny, sisters, Ann, Maude and Lena. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacIntyre will be held today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Union Highway. Donations in Cassie's memory to the Cancer Society or to a charity of choice are suggested as an expression of sympathy. She was a pillar of our family. She was a strong, loving, caring person who always worried about everyone else but herself. She spent most of her life looking after others, especially the sick.
"Mom, you left us with many wonderful memories and you will not be forgotten". "Till we meet again." Love, "Your family."

 

 

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Revised: December 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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