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FORD, Winnifred Ford
HICKMAN, Jessie Margaret (Miller),
Deeply family-oriented, Jessie took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid games-player, she taught three generations the art of cribbage. Jessie will be fondly remembered for her generosity, warm hospitality, great sense of humour and ability to laugh at herself. She was an active participant in The Dusty Sneakers elderobics group at the YMCA into her nineties. A strong swimmer and regular walker, she enjoyed painting, bowling and playing catch. She taught us to be thankful to God for everything we have.
She is survived by her son, Carl and wife Agnes (Cox) Hickman, Sydney; daughter, Irene and husband Byron Reid, Halifax; grandchildren Carl and Greg Hickman, David, Peter and Cheryl Reid and great-grandchildren Andrew, Rebekah and Simon Reid. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin; son, Robert; and grandson, Allan Hickman. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. *
JANES, Leslie (Les) 65,
Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., he was a son of the late George and Wilhelmina (French) Nichols. He was a member of St. Alban's Parish, Whitney Pier. Charlie was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier. Charlie was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Union, working at Sydney Steel Plant for 41 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed his summers at Ben Eoin Beach, he also enjoyed darts and bowling. Charlie was a member of Club 55 and the Sydney Pensioners Club.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marion (Clarke); one son, Wayne (Corinne MacDonald); one grandson, Joshua; one granddaughter, Kimberly, all of Sydney. Also surviving are sisters, Sue Gushue, Edna Dobson and Babe Hollohan of Sydney, Nellie Ellis, Catherine Bailey and Elizabeth Creber of Ontario; one brother, Walter of Sydney. Charlie was predeceased'by two brothers, Gerald and Wesley; three sisters, Hazel, Viola Smith and Dorothy Brophy. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in St. Alban's Church Wednesday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Charlie will be sadly missed by all, but never forgotten. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org *
SIBLEY, Irene, 92
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Frances Julia (Bird) Hatcher. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving is her son, Eric (Doris) Sibley, North Sydney; daughter, Joyce (Herman) O'Connell, Cardinal, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Blair, Stephen, Wendy, Karen, Wayne, Tony and Gary and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Sibley, granddaughter, Hope O'Connell Schaefer, grandson, Darren Sibley, an infant grandchild, five sisters, Elizabeth, Alma Hann, Florence Bungay, Louise Bungay Caron and Hilda Voutier, five brothers, Thomas Hatcher, William Hatcher, James Bungay, Alec Bungay and Wilson Bungay. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice. *
She will be sadly missed by sons, Joe (Doreen) Hatcher, Inverness, Wade (Marlene) Wadman, Salt Springs, Gerald (Debbi) Wadman, Glace Bay, Donnie Wadman and Sheldon Wadman, both of Sydney; brother, James (Hilda) Burt, St. John's, Nfld. and sister, Cassie (Fabian) Brushett, Glace Bay; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husbands, Joseph Hatcher and Robert Wadman, brother, Clyde (Catherine "Beanie") Burt, daughter, Carol, in infancy and grandson, Robert "Bobbie" Wadman. Visitation for Mrs. Wadman will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Rev. Doug Chard will be officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
WHALEN, Michael J., 91,
He is survived by a daughter, Louise and son, Michael (Irene), both of Sydney. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Gushue, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Josephine Wall and a brother, Edward (Cassie), all of Sydney; two grandchildren, Michael (Donna) and Stephen (Debbie), both of Sydney; great-granddaughter, Michelle; along with five step great-grandchildren and his special canine companion, Patches. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mabel; brother, Patrick; brother, David and sister Annie, both in infancy. Visitation for the late Mr. Whalen will take place Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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* Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (January 13, 2004)
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