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KEEPING, W. Otto, 77
Otto was employed as a stationary engineer with H.B. Nickerson & Son in North Sydney for 28 years, retiring in 1979 due to ill health. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Marine. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Otto was an avid fisherman, hunter and most of all camper, spending his summers at Lake Ainslie.
Mr. Keeping is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janet (Mullins) Keeping; three daughters, Linda (Joey) Bona, Barrachois Road, Emily (Dave), North Sydney, Patsy (Kenny), Bras d'Or; two sons, George (Natalie), Bras d'Or, Billy (Bernadette), Frenchvale; two sisters, Freda (Mrs. Louis Skeard) and Violet (Mrs. Wilfred Muise), both of Sydney; six grandchildren, Kelly, Joey, Billy, Steven, Cory and Amy; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jaimie-Lee; and by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Allan, William, Clyde, Cyril and Arthur; and grandson, Christopher Keeping. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery.
OLDFORD, William Albert "Bert", 88
He was a man of many talents and worked as a carpenter during the Second World War. Bert was an avid skater, hunter, bowler and fisherman. In his younger years Bert engaged in farming. In 1941 he began working with the S&L Railway and later with the Cumberland Railway as a section man in Louisbourg. He transferred to the S&L Roundhouse as an apprentice machinist in 1942 earning his first class statuette status in 1944. Upon his retirement in 1979 he was Roundhouse foreman.
Bert, a kind and loving husband and father leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Grace (MacLean) Oldford; sons, Richard (Mora), Ottawa, Barry (Donna), Gardiner Mines, Douglas (Mary), Bridgetown, N.S., Blair (Jane), Ottawa; daughters, Faye (George) Hoban, Marion Bridge, Annette (Tom) Boutilier, Glace Bay, Grace Marie (Gary) Cameron, Glace Bay; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Leslie, Alberta, Joe and Norman, both of Glace Bay; sisters, Edna MacPherson, Eileen MacPherson, Claudie (Joe) Almon, Annie (George) Matheson, all of Glace Bay, Muriel (Cecil), Duffett, Toronto, and Ada (George) Fudge, New Brunswick, and by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter, Myra Filion and sister, Beulah Cavers.
Visitation for the late Bert Oldford will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Bert's memory may be made to St. Mary Anglican Church or a charity of one's choice.
SIBLEY, James W., 78
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie (Cox) Sibley; three daughters, Vangie (Richard) Morrison, Arthur, Ont., Donna (Stewart) Holloway, Wingham, Ont., Tammy (Chucky Marsh) Sibley, North Sydney; four sons, Jimmy, B.C., Gerald, Delbert (Wanda) and Pierre, all of North Sydney; one sister, Ann Pearce, Meadows, Nfld.; two brothers, Jack, North Sydney, and Elias, Corner Brook, Nfld.; 18 grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, Linda in infancy, one sister, Emily, one brother, William and one great-granddaughter, Angelina. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in W.J. Dooley funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place Monday, 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
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