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BALL, Mary G., 89
DOWLING, Henry David "Doc", 69
David served his community well and was actively involved in a number of organizations. He was a charter member of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Sydney Mines Kinsmen Club and the K-40 Club. David was also a dedicated member of the Princess Credit Union and was a past-president of the board of directors. He was past Grand Knight of Santa Maria Council 2024 Knights of Columbus, Sydney Mines and was a 4th degree member of the Fr. William B. MacLeod Assembly, Sydney.
David is survived by his wife, Mae (Ferguson) Dowling; his daughters, Lynn
(Paul) MacCormick, Valerie (Johnnie) Nugent and Janice (Greg) Viva, all in
Sydney Mines; his grandchildren, Marcel Nugent, Halifax, Kaitlin and Matthew
Nugent, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are his brothers, Leonard (Ruth) Dowling,
Florence, Mike (Florence) Dowling, Ontario; his sisters, Alice MacPhee, Sydney
Mines, and Annette (Cyril) Handley, Ontario, and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers infancy. Visitation
today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis
and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral will take place Thursday at
10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Father A.D. Campbell officiating.
Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian
Kidney Foundation or any charity.
GARLAND, James, 69
Jim is survived by his wife, Delores (Simm); his
daughter, Leeanne, Toronto; his son, Keith (Melissa), New Hampshire;
three sisters, Mary (Bill) MacKinnon, Rose (Ray) Mortimer, both of
Sydney, and Doreen Lordly, Ottawa; a brother, George "Josh" (Helen),
Sydney River. "Poppy" will be sadly missed by his two
grandchildren, Callaghan and Ian, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
will be held this evening, 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney
Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Christ Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood
Hill Cemetery. There will be a Masonic Service Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Shriners, Philae
Temple, Christ Church or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to
the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFFERY, Silas George, 84
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Libby)
Brogan, with whom he resided and Moira Enslow, Edmonton; son, George,
Scarborough, Ont.; sister, Mame Jeffery, Toronto; step-sister, Viola
MacMullin, Moncton, N.B.; 10 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lucy
MacMullin; two sisters, Lizzie and Jessie; two step-brothers, Bill Penny
and Joe Penny; and a granddaughter, Liza. Visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Joseph's Church, North
Sydney, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph's
Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis
Society of Nova Scotia.
MACKENZIE, Hazel (nee Drover), 82
was a long-standing member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a life
member of Sisters of Pythias. She is survived by four daughters, Shirley
(Francis) Washbrook, Dorothy (Tommy) Pratt, Phyllis (John) MacKenzie and
Darlene (Kenneth) Tucker, all of Sydney; two sons, David (Mary), of
Truro and Wayne, of Sydney; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Also two sisters, Eileen Mercer and Ann (John) Chiasson. She was
predeceased by her husband, Philip James, in 2000; four sisters,
Beatrice, Sadie, Ella and Susan; four brothers, Isaac, James, Thomas and
John. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday from 2-4,
7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Bethel Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. Tuesday
with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Internment in West Haven Memorial
Gardens. Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Nova
Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, Palliative Care or charity of
choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at
WHALEN, Gordon Leo, 84
Gordon had a passion for jogging and could be seen, rain or shine, enjoying
his favourite exercise. He is survived by one daughter, Carol (Clifford) MacIntyre,
Glace Bay; four grandchildren, Jason MacIntyre, Brent, Leanne and Kirk Whelan.
Also surviving are one brother, Joe Whelan and three sisters, Shirley MacLean,
Glace Bay, Norma Cox, Truro and Audrey Taylor, Don Mills, Ont. He was predeceased
by his wife, Nora O'Neill; son, Robert; three sisters, Marina, Anne and Mary
and one brother, Emmanuel. Visitation for the late Mr. Whelan will be held
at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9
p.m. Funeral will be held Monday, 11:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Church with Rev.
Doug Murphy. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to N.S. Lung Association
or the Glace Bay Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society.
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