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GIOVANNETTI, Gerald Adrian
Gerry was a graduate of dentistry at McGill University, Montreal, and practised in Sydney NS for 38 years, retiring in 1979. He was Past-President of the Sydney Kiwanis Club, Past Commodore of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club and, for many years, a member of the Sydney Mines Legion Centennial Band. He will be fondly remembered by many family members and friends for his contagious sense of humour, his love of musical performance, and happy times with his sailing buddies.
A devoted family man, he and his dear Ina spent the last nine years residing in Calgary. We wish to thank the staff of Foothills Hospital, Units 37 and 61, for their caring, loving support throughout Dad's lengthy illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G-1W4. Following cremation, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 541 Silvergrove Drive N.W., Calgary, on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at the family grave in Nova Scotia. Expressions of condolence may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Heritage Family Funeral Services "Calgary Crematorium chapel" (1-888-862-7448).
LOCKE, Jessie, 99,
Jessie is survived by six sons, Leslie (Betty), David (Shirley), Leonard, all of Glace Bay, Arthur (Karen) New Brunswick, James and Thomas, both of Glace Bay; seven daughters, Deborah Kopinto, U.S.A., Lucy (William) Digout, St. Peter's, Martha (Gerald) Bartlette, New Brunswick, Gloria (William) Kucherwy, Ontario, Doris Devison, Sydney, Beulah King, Margie (Ralph) Moore, both of Glace Bay; 51 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters in Newfoundland. Jessie was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, sons, John, Sam, and Sonny, daughter, Lovelette and two grandchildren. Visitation for Jessie will be held Sunday, May 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. By request, family flowers only. Donations in Jessie's memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel or Seaview Manor.
MCNEIL, Elizabeth (Bessie), 86,
Bessie is survived by her daughter, Esther (Howard) MacDonald, of Dartmouth; son, Duncan (Marcella), Glace Bay; grandchildren Lillian, Elizabeth, Lydia, Tracey, Stacey, Heather Grace, Mark, Brad, Shauna, Janice and Pamela; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Jewel, Samantha, Nicole, Avery, Halleigh and Luke. She is also survived by special niece, Dean (Walter) Walsh of Holyrood, Nfld., and other nieces and nephews, along with special sister-in-law Christy MacLellan of Lower Sackville, N.S.; and Annie Murphy, of Newfoundland. Bessie was predeceased by husband, John; brothers Jim, Bill, George and Patty; sisters, Esther and Annie. Visitation will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Mass of Resurrection celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial to follow at St. Anne's Cemetery. Donations in Bessie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
RILES, Roy, 76,
Surviving are his loving wife of 40 years, the former Rita Osmond. Also surviving are six sons, Clifford (Carol), Edmonton, Alta.; Clyde (Leslie), Oromocto, N.B., and Terry (Joan), Duchess, Alta., Lloyd, Edmonton, Shane (Lori) and Bob (Felicia), both of North Sydney; three daughters, Genesta (Mrs. Francis Smith), Big Bras d'Or, Marilyn (Mrs. Joey Hollingsworth), Sydney Mines, Sherry MacEachern, North Sydney; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gord, Frank, Ken and Russell, all of Halifax; two sisters, Audrey Belair, Halifax, and Dorothy Billard, Sudbury, Ont., one uncle, Clifford Chant, North Sydney. He was predeceased by two brothers, Cyril and Reg. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be Friday, 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
VATCHER, Mary Patience, 92,
Surviving are her two daughters, Elizabeth Wiseman, Mount Pearl, Nfld. and Olive George, Trinity Bay, Nfld.; one son, Louis (Jean) Vatcher, Sydney, with whom she resided for the past eight months; one sister, Sophie (Vokey) Duffney, Coxheath; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Elias John Vatcher, three sisters, Charlotte, Clara, and Emily, four brothers, Aaron, Henry, Samuel and Joseph. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Alban's Church, Thursday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorials to St. Alban's Church or the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com
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