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Cape Breton Post
November 2000

Cape Breton Post



Gladys Farrell
77, Sydney
Gladys Elizabeth Farrell
, 77, a resident of Cleary Avenue, North Sydney, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Henrietta MacDonald. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney, a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club, enjoyed playing darts at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 19 mixed dart league on Tuesday afternoons. Surviving are two sons, Tom (Chris), Paris, Ont. and Ed (Gail), Glovertown, Nfld.; six daughters, Mary (John) Capstick, Sydney Mines, Jean (Donnie) Power, Balls Creek, Lora Robinson (Randy), Brantford, Ont., Yvonne (Jimmy) Reynolds, North Sydney, Lena, North Sydney and Caroline, at home; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen MacDonald, Burgeo, Nfld. and one brother, Sam MacDonald, Galtos, Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Farrell, daughter, Maggie, brother, John and sister, Sarah MacGillivray. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the CNIB.

Thomas George Snook
70, Glace Bay
Thomas George Snook
, 70, of 96 Quarry Road, Glace Bay, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Little Bay West, Fortune Bay, Nfld., he was the son of the late Morgan and Julia (Strowbridge) Snook. Before moving to Glace Bay Tom fished off the Grand Banks in Newfoundland and in Glace Bay he worked with Cadegan Fish Plant and 24 years with Devco having retired in 1972. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. He was Past President of Glace Bay Minor Hockey. He was very active in broom ball and a member of the Orange Lodge. Tom is survived by his wife Isabel (Sealey) Snook, daughter Judy (Billy) Pilling, Glace Bay, sons, Kenneth (Joanne), Cornerbrook, Nfld., Morgan (Mitch) Cambridge, Ont., sister Susie (Mrs. John Deveaux), Sydney, brothers, Steve (Viola), Glace Bay, Henry (Mary), Glace Bay, special sister-in-law Sally Bodhaine and niece Margie, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by a brother and sister in infancy. Visitation will be held today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Road. By request family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice.

Donald F. Parsons
64, Sydney
Donald F. Parsons
, 64, of 24 Elmbank Ave., Sydney, formerly of Steel's Hill, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Corner Brook, Nfld., he was the son of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Columbe) Parsons. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney, and a former member of St. Anthony Parish, Glace Bay. Donnie was a merchant seaman and a member of the Seafarers International Union of Canada for a great number of years. He retired in August of 1998 from the Canada Steamship Lines vessel "HM Griffith" as head tunnelman. At one time, he was also an agent for the Seafarers Union with an office in Sydney Mines, N.S. Donnie is survived by his wife, Louise (nee Murray), formerly of Glace Bay; stepdaughter, Sandra Abbass, Ottawa; two sisters, Annette (Mrs. Ron Smith) and Genevieve, both of Halifax; two brothers, Joe (Hazel), Verdun, Quebec and Kevin, Glace Bay. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Isabel and Bertha and also by his wife==s parents, Peter and Rosie Murray. The late Mr. Parsons, will have visitation today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, main level. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Effie Lourena Walsh
80, Sydney
Effie Lourena Walsh
, 80, of Esplanade, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Jeffereys, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Josie (Carter) Shears. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Parish. Effie is survived by her son, Harry (Joan), of Grand Mira North; and five grandchildren, Martin, Lisa, Andrea, Heather and Jennifer; two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Frances Parsons, Sydney; and her brother, Dudley, Stephenville, Nfld. Effie was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; four sisters, Daisy, Annie, Jenny, and Martha; four brothers, William, Howard, Bessett, and Lou. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in St. George's Church, 2 p.m. Monday, with Capt. Sandra MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.



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

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