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DICKS, Rose M. 58,
Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Paul) Johnston, North Sydney; four sons, Shane (Kim) Dicks, Frank (Jamie) Dicks, both of Thompson, Man., Roger Dicks, Toronto and William (Wanda) Dicks, Georges River; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Matthew, Miranda, Kurtlin, Blase, John, Katie, Frank Jr. and Theresa. Also four sisters, Phoebe James, Dartmouth, N.S., Ada (John) Sheaves, North Sydney, Phyllis (James) Baker, Sydney, and Nora (Clifton) Williams, Alder Point. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Dicks in 1999, and a brother, Melvern. Visitation will be in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HANN, Margaret Victoria 72,
Born in Ireland's Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (Purchase) Chant. Margaret was a member of Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. Margaret is survived by daughters, Judy (Robye) Figuary, Joyce (Fred) Whyte, Sharon (Ron) MacKillop, all of Glace Bay; sons, Calvin (Carolyn) Hann, Winnipeg, Chesley (Linda) Hann, Glace Bay; sisters, Alice (George) Dollimont, Newfoundland, Greta Frye, Ontario, Valda (Clarence) Voutier, Newfoundland, Grace (Jack) Purchase, Newfoundland, Mabel (Bill) Davies, Glace Bay, Barbara (Bill) Voutier, Newfoundland; brother, Calvin (Marie) Chant, Newfoundland; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Gus Hann in 1995, brother, Max, sister, Charlotte and a great-grandchild.
Visitation for Margaret will be Saturday, April 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay, with Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
MACKINNON, Mary J. (Penny), 79,
She is survived by her son, Joseph (Lynn), three daughters, Marguerite (Jim) Aikens, Jean (David) Standing and Frances (Stephen) MacFadden, all of North Sydney; 12 grandchildren; brother, Clem (Ronnie) Penney and sister, Marg (Cyril) Elliott, both of Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred McKinnon, three sisters, Mill, Rita and Kitty. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday 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 Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.
MYLER, Ellen (Nellie) 88,
NEARING, Vera, 79
She is survived by two sons, Adrian (Anne) and Greg (Penny), both of Ontario, five grand-children, eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sadie Favaro, Donkin. Vera loved all her nieces and nephews, especially Judy and Wayne. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Kathleen. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Adrian in 1989, two brothers, Tom and Gerald Corbin. Visitation will be held in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m. in St Mary's Church, Port Morien. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or favourite charity.
PERRY, Ella Blanche (Butt) 1912-2002
Surviving are her husband, Tobias Perry; sons, Harold (Corrine), Cyprus and Ted (Milli), Sardis, B.C.; daughters, Helen Huntington (Lowell), Marion Bridge, Mel Swarbrick (Roger), New Glasgow, Linda Fournier (Roland), Deep River, Ont. and Carolyn Steele (Lindsay), Westville; sister, Melvena Pye, Newfoundland; brother, Henry Butt, Newfoundland; grandchildren, Lisa Huntington, Toronto, Brenda (Danny) Piensznski, Marion Bridge, Andrew Butt, British Columbia, Robin (Rob) Stewart, British Columbia, Danielle (Kerry) Mooder, London, Ont., Leanne (John) deJeu, London, Ont., Nancy McQuaid, Montreal, Que.; great-grandchildren, Steven and Thomas Piensznski, Marion Bridge and Lilly and Jack deJeu, London, Ont. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hubert Butt; and two infant children, Elizabeth and Hubert.
Our mother will be fondly remembered by her friends and neighbours for her friendliness and generosity of spirit. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel 1-3 p.m. today (Monday) when funeral service will be held in the Chapel with Rev. Lewis Crewe and Capt. Wanda Vincent officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Blanche may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
THORNE, Violet Thorne 86,
Surviving are three daughters: Georgina MacIver, Port Hawkesbury, N.S.; Sharon (Robert) Burns, Coxheath; Dianne (Bruce) Bellamy, Ottawa; one son, Fred (Nazarah) Thorne, Big Bras d'Or. She will be dearly missed by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred (Emily) Mauger, Dartmouth; also a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Thorne, by a sister, Dulcie Anderson, and a son-in-law, Teddy MacIver. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held, 11 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of one's choice.
VATERS, Sgt. John R. (Jack) Vaters
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Pittman) of 43 years; sons, Donald J. Vaters (Phyllis), Alberta, John R. Jr. (Janice), Samuel (Millie), both of British Columbia, Don (Marg), Eugene (Sharon), both of Glace Bay, Vincent "Tiny" (Leigh), Halifax; daughter, Anne Boyd, Manitoba; brothers, Edward (Myrtle), New Brunswick, Jarvis (Joanne), Stanley, both of Newfoundland; sisters, Betty (the late Roy) Campbell, New Brunswick, Louise (Henry) Rhorback, Ont., Vera (John) Rodgers, Kentville, Jean (Eric) MacIntosh, Glace Bay and Correy (Tony) Pike, Ontario. He was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey C. Lynk Vaters; son, Robert in infancy; granddaughter, Angel; great-granddaughter, Meaghan; great-grandson, Nicholas; brothers, Basil, Len and Albert.
Jack will be lovingly missed and remembered by his family, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He will be especially missed by grandchildren, Heather Marie, Tony, D.J. and Mikey, and also missed by his close friends and family in Newfoundland. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 in St. Mary's Anglican Church with the Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion John Bernard Croak, Branch 3 Comfort Fund, Champs War Amps or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
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