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Cape Breton Post
June 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Cecilia (Sis) Brown
85, Glace Bay
Cecelia (Sis) Brown
, 85, a resident of Paradise Complex for 17 years and a recent resident of Seaview Manor passed away Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth King. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Brown is survived by her chosen daughter, Jeanette "Janet" (Mrs. Ernie Stevens), Glace Bay; granddaughters, Barbara (Mrs. Sam Ryall), Halifax, Nicole (Mrs. Alex Leslie), and Natalie Stevens, both of Glace Bay; great-grandchildren, Raechelle Stevens, Brandon Leslie, both of Glace Bay, Allison Ryall and Amanda Ryall, both of Halifax. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Chester, grandson, Ernest Robert Stevens, several brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Brown. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Monday at 2 p.m. with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Mrs. Brown's memory to the Cape Breton Cerebral Palsy Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society are suggested as an expression of sympathy.

Florence Cedella Moore
87, North Sydney
Florence Cedella Moore
, 87, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, formerly of 1 William St., North Sydney, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital. She was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, active for many years with the ACW and the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She is survived by one son, Roy (wife Pam), Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Donna and Graham and great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Delaney, all of Ontario. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Moore. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Wednesday, 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Reg. MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Phyllis Dicks
86, North Sydney
Phyllis Dicks
, 86, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Elizabeth (Stroud) Strickland. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney, and at one time was very active in the ACW and Altar Guild. She is survived by one son, George and his wife Pauline of Gisborne St., in North Sydney with whom she resided for a number of years; four grandchildren that were the joy of her life, Cyril (Corena) Dicks, Greg (Janet) Dicks, both of Georges River, Wendy (Lowell) MacDonald, Florence and Kenny Dicks, North Sydney; six great-grandchildren that she loved dearly, Jodie Lynn and Michelle Dicks, Tara and Matthew MacDonald, Jacklyn Dicks and Jenna Jardine, one sister, Mary Moffett, Hartford, Conn., USA, also by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Cyril, daughter, Stella Ferneyhough, six sisters, Stella Dolmont, Jennie King, Nora Long, Florence Hatcher, Margaret (Eavis) Snow, Gladys Musgrave and a great-grandson Michael Dicks. Phyllis was loved by her family and friends and will be sadly missed. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. from St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Jane Marsh
89, New Waterford
Jane Marsh
, 89, 366 Arthur St., New Waterford, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Gull Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Doyle) Oliver. Mrs. Marsh was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. She worked at Eaton's in Toronto for 25 years up until her retirement. Surviving are two daughters, Marie (Mrs. Winston Penny), Toronto, Marion (Mrs. Charles Mulveney), Toronto; sons, Robert "Bo" Marsh, New Waterford and Aubrey "Duck" (Helen) Marsh, Toronto; brother, Leo Oliver (Margaret), Toronto; sister, Mary Oliver, with whom she resided; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, daughter, Lorraine Furgiuele, son, James Marsh, two sisters, Annie and Lillian, four brothers, Joseph, Austin, Dennis and Robert Oliver. Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. Mount Carmel Church, Fr. James Oliver officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Jane Marsh
89, New Waterford
Jane Marsh
, 89, 366 Arthur St., New Waterford, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Gull Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Doyle) Oliver. Mrs. Marsh was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. She worked at Eaton's in Toronto for 25 years up until her retirement. Surviving are two daughters, Marie (Mrs. Winston Penny), Toronto, Marion (Mrs. Charles Mulveney), Toronto; sons, Robert "Bo" Marsh, New Waterford and Aubrey "Duck" (Helen) Marsh, Toronto; brother, Leo Oliver (Margaret), Toronto; sister, Mary Oliver, with whom she resided; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, daughter, Lorraine Furgiuele, son, James Marsh, two sisters, Annie and Lillian, four brothers, Joseph, Austin, Dennis and Robert Oliver. Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. Mount Carmel Church, Fr. James Oliver officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Daniel Joseph Hawco
66, Sydney
Daniel Joseph Hawco
, 66, of Tillock Drive, Sydney. God called him home on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, after a brief battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with family at his side. Daniel was born in Chapel's Cove, Conception Bay, Nfld. He was a son of the late James and Margaret (Kelleher) Hawco. He was a retired safety engineer. Daniel is survived by two daughters, Michelle (John) deKort, Peggy (Jay) Sinclair, both of Ontario; three sons, Tony (Sue), Dan (Marion), Stephen (Susan), all of Ontario; eight grandchildren; five sisters, Alice Hickmott, Ontario, Patricia Vanyo, Pennsylvania, Isabel Serra, Pennsylvania, Peggy Casale, Philadelphia and Marie Martin, Oklahoma. Also survived by children of the late Ida Smith Hawco, Patricia (Charlie) Fry, Diane (Jimmy) Cuff, Angelena (Fred) Mallory, Terry (Jimmy) Campbell, Viola (Benny) Bartlett and Gino Spinazola (Smith) (Karen Munn). Predeceased by his first wife, Alma Mary Fagan and his second wife, Ida (Petrie) Smith, two sons, James in infancy and Edmond. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa's Church, Friday, June 23 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.

Rosella Beatrice (Beat) Martell
84, New Waterford
Rosella Beatrice (Beat) Martell
, 84, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, formerly of South Bar, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, with her family by her side. Born in Sandy Point, Burin, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Alfred John and Mary Ann (Allen) Drover. She was a member of St. Alphonse's Church, South Bar and the CWL. She was also an avid bingo player. She was predeceased by her husband, John Raymond (Ray'tel) Martell in 1973 and a son, Joseph Alfred (Fred) in 1996 and grandson, Charles Alphonse in 1988. Grannie Beat will be sadly missed but forever remembered by her loving family, sons, Jeremiah "Jerry" (Sylvia), West Punico, N.S., Joseph Daniel "Danny" (Deanna), Londonderry, N.S., John Gordon (CarolAnn), Scotchtown; daughter-in-law, Iris, South Bar; sisters, Frances (Fan) Robertson, Florence, Margaret (Ray) Hurley, St. Catharines, Ont., Irene (Kenneth) Dowell, St. Thomas, Ont., Dorothy (Wally) Morgan, Sydney Mines, Cathy (Wally) Aitkens, Westmount; brothers, Norman (Daisy), Kitchener, Ont., Wilson (Gertie), Sheet Harbour, N.S., John, New Victoria. Also predeceased by brothers, George, Ron and Ralph and one in infancy, sisters, Frances and Elizabeth (Bess) Lundrigan. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation for the late Mrs. Martell is in the McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral mass being held 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Alphonse's Church, South Bar with Fr. Everett McDow officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford or St. Alphonse's Church Memorial Fund.

Hannah Jane Miller
87, Sydney
Hannah Jane Miller
, 87, Matilda Street, formerly of Broadway, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2000, at home. Born in Isle la Morte, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Rose Emma (Keeping) Coleman. Hannah was a member of St. Alban's Church and the ladies auxiliary. She was also a member of the Friday afternoon bowling league and Club 55. Surviving are her daughters, Helen (the late Tato) Mombourquette and Margaret (John) Bruno, both of Sydney; son, James (Ann), Westmount and Donnie (Patricia), Sydney; sisters, Katie MacEachern, Tatamagouche and Edith King, Isle la Morte; brothers, Churchill and Kevin, both of Isle la Morte; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Charlotte Miller. Hannah was predeceased by her husband, James and a son, Victor "Dickie"; sisters, Cella, Coralla, Queenie and Bessie; brothers, Ben, John Wallace, Clifford and Jim. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in St. Alban's Church, Monday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery. Hannah will be greatly missed by all who knew her for her kindness and thoughtful nature, especially her family.

John Thomas (Jack) Fitzgerald
69, Sydney
John Thomas Fitzgerald
, 69, of Herbert Street, Sydney, died peacefully in the presence of his family, Sunday, June 25, 2000, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Tilton, Nfld., he was the son of the late John Joseph and Mary (Murray) Fitzgerald. John retired in 1989 after more than 30 years service with the CNR and the Public Service of Canada. John's strong faith was a source of strength and peace to him in his last days. He was a devout believer in God's love and was very proud of his tenure as a Eucharist minister at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Delores' friend, Betty Whalen, and their neighbours, Bruce and Charlotte Mortimer, who have been a wonderful comfort and support to them during John's illness. John is survived by his wife, Delores (Gallaway) and was the loving and devoted father of one daughter, Darlene (Stephen), Sydney; and two sons, Brian (Natalie), Halifax and John Brent (Lindsay), Calgary; five grandchildren, Julianne, Samantha, Bradley, Matthew and Kitana; two sisters, Ann Reynolds, Sydney, Marie Hogan, Ontario; and two brothers, Michael, Sydney and Ronald, Detroit. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to C.B. Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Raymond Skinner
91, Baddeck
Mr. Raymond Skinner
, age 91, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at his residence, the Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. Born in Richard's Harbour, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Caroline Skinner. He was a member of the Cape North United Church and resided in Dingwall for 50 years. He was a fisherman and at one time was a crew member of the SS Aspy. He also worked for the National Gypsum Company and Dingwall Fisheries. He is survived by daughters, Ida (Tom) Skinner, Irene (Chesley) Quinlan, son Alie (Rose) Skinner, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, all in Newfoundland. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sarah Knoll and his second wife, Eliza Turner. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service and burial, under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home will be at a later date.

Norah Kelland
Glace Bay
Norah Kelland
, 82, of 105 Beacon St., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Clark) Snook. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Mrs. Kelland was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Kelland, Pauline Kelland, both of Glace Bay and Muriel (Gordon) Vokey, Ontario; sons, Ellis, Mark, both of Glace Bay and Donald, Sydney; grandchildren, Dale, Joy, Wanda, Shauna, Ellis, Cathy, Christopher and Clayton and eight great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Mark, son, Charles, brothers, Robert, John, Israel, Harry and Leonard. Visitation for the late Mrs. Kelland will be held Friday 2-4, 7-9 p m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Any memorials or donations in Norah's memory may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.

Alexander Pyke
Glace Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alexander Pyke announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, Nfld., on Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the age of 87. He will be sadly missed by five sons, Joseph Pyke, Glace Bay, David (Linda) Pyke, Kingston, Ernie (Debbie) Pyke, Glace Bay, Edmond (Linda) Pyke, North Bay, Ont., Darren Pyke, North Bay, Ont.; one daughter, Cathy (Bob) Bisson, Stephenville, Nfld.; one brother, George (Aggie) Pyke, Aurora, Ont.; two sisters, Mildred MacDonald and Christina Pyke, both of Glace Bay; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgette (Pat) Pyke (nee Viens) and two brothers, John Pyke and Francis (Buddy) Pyke. Cremation service took place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville, Nlfd. Funeral service will be held at Russell's Funeral Home Chapel, 39 Queen St., Stephenville, today. Funeral mass will take place Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. from St. Leo's Parish, Glace Bay. Interment to follow at St. Leo's Cemetery, Glace Bay. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.

 

 

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

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