February 6th, 2003
Charles A. Blanchard, 77, Inverness, died Thursday,
Febraury 6th, 2003, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born
in Mattis Point, NL., he was a son of the late William and Adale Blancard.
He was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Inverness. He was a
veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife,
the former Rita Williams; daughters, Janice Miria (Glen) Bridel, Kimberly
Ann (Walter) Van Runt, both of Brampton, Ont.; sons, Charles Matthew (Anna-Marie),
Brampton, Ont.; Leo Peter (Judy), Corner Brook, NL; Archibald John (Bernadette),
Inverness; sister, Theresa Gorman, Ottawa, Ont.; brother, Leo, Amherst; seven
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral mass was held Monday February
11th in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Inverness, Rev. Hugh MacNeil
officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to
Stella Maris Cemetery Fund.
Courtesy of Juanita MacDonald
GABRIEL, William A.
Stephenville Crossing, Nfld.
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, February 12, 2003
William "Bill" Gabriel, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing, Nfld. Born in Lark Harbour, Nfld., May 3, 1910, he was the son of the late Frederick and Eliza (Youden) Gabriel. Bill was a resident of Sydney, and was employed at Sydney Steel. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. Georges, Nfld. Bill was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the 59 Newfoundland Regiment, in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Emaline; two sons, Raymond (Bev), Sydney, Joe, St. John's, Nfld.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, all in Sydney; one brother, Walter, Sydney; and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by six brothers, Fred, Harold, Prescott, Bert and Gordon and Albert (both killed in the Second World War). Funeral services will take place in Newfoundland.
LAMSON, Doris Eileen 73,
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Doris Eileen Lamson, 73, a resident of Seaview Manor for the past six months, formerly of 113 Third St., Glace Bay, where she resided with her daughter, Delores, passed away peacefully, Feb. 4, 2003, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (Sexton) Cuff, Bonavista, Nfld. Eileen spent her early years in Bonavista, and later returned to Sydney at the age of 16. While residing in Sydney, she was a member of St. Andrew's United Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed for 25 years with the Maple Leaf Restaurant, Sydney.
Eileen was a loving mother, grandmother and a special friend known for her kind and gentle ways, she will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched. Eileen always put the needs of others before herself. She is survived by her children, daughters, Ann Lamson, Kathy Peddle, Debbie (Russell) MacNeil, Sydney, Delores (Alex) Lee, Glace Bay; sons, Dougie, Halifax, Glen (Chris), New Boston, Donnie (Shirley) Blackett's Lake, John Wayne, Sydney; sisters, Belle Allen, New York, Marilyn Keel, Bonavista, Nfld.; brother, Murley (Barb) Cuff, St. John's, Nfld.; grandchildren, Joni, Alex, Katie, Lisa, Tammy, Raymond, Donnie, Stephen, Cathy, Brenda, Jamie, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Emily Rhyan, Emily Dawn, Danny, Jamie, Lawrence Michael, Alyssia, Jenna as well as many nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Robert "Bob" Lamson, brothers, Reg and Douglas Cuff; "special angel" great-granddaughter, Brandi MacNeil. Visitation for Eileen will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Lynk officiating.
ORGAN, Harold 75,
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Harold Clyde Organ, 75, a resident of 65 Stanley St., North Sydney, passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at his home. Born in LaPoile, Nfld., he was a son of the late Fred and Rose (Taylor) Organ. In his early years Harold worked as a fisherman and also did some carpentry. He moved to Louisbourg where he worked at Hopkins Fish Dealers as a fish cutter and foreman for 34 years. He moved to North Sydney after his retirement. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. He leaves to mourn two sisters, Patricia (George) Organ, North Sydney, and Olive (Jack) Taylor, Burnt Islands, Nfld.; three brothers, Donald (Elsie), LaPoile, Nfld., Gerald (Audrey) and Ralph, both of Port aux Basques, Nfld.; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry and sister, Florence Bond. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven."
RIDOUT, Doris (Dot) 84,
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Doris (Dot) Ridout, 84, formerly of the Hub, Glace Bay, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Kelloway) Parsons. Doris was a member of the Glace Bay Salvation Army Citadel; she was an avid dart player, loved to play cards and bingo.
Doris is survived by daughters, Thelma (Ron), Ontario; Ellen (Roy) Sparkes, Shirley (Eddie) Kibyuk, both of Glace Bay; sons, Sidney (Jeannie) Ridout, Wayne Ridout, Sheldon (Carol) Ridout, Sylvester (Mary) Ridout, all of Ontario, Sandy (Shianne), Ridout, Glace Bay, Stephen (Pam) Ridout, Sterling (Monique) Ridout, both of Ontario; also 50 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Doris was predeceased by stepson, Garfield (Giffie) Rideout, step-grandson, Douglas Rideout, grandson, Billy Ridout, granddaughter, Cathy Ridout, four sisters and two brothers. Doris is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation for the late Doris Ridout will be held today (Wednesday), Feb. 12, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held Thursday Feb. 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Glace Bay Salvation Army Citadel with Fred Courtney officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Doris's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
SPARKES, Harold Roy 61,
Cape Breton Post, Monday February 24, 2003
Harold Roy Sparkes, 61, of 254 York St. and formerly of Lakes Road, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late John and Violet (Young) Sparkes. He was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. Harold is survived by his wife, Ellen (Ridout) Sparkes; daughters, Gwen Rees, Glace Bay, Heather and Carmell Sparkes, both of Kitchener, Ont.; sister, Audrey (Lynn) Harris, Ontario; brothers, Gordon (Mac), Ernest (Georgie), Donald (Nancy), all of Sydney, Melvin (Mary), North Sydney, Gerald (Margaret), Halifax, Woodrow (Sharon), Ontario; grandchildren, Garrett, Stephen, Randy, Rebecca, Dylon, Justin and Skye. Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by sisters, Shirley Crane and Evelyn; brothers, Winston, Carmen and Garfield. Visitation for the late Mr. Sparkes will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Feb. 26th at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay with Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
WEIR, H. Lloyd 78,
Cape Breton Post Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Harold Lloyd Weir, 78, of Stanley Street, North Sydney, died suddenly, Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Petty Harbour, Nfld., he was the son of the late Harold and Jessie (Westcott) Weir. He was employed on Marine Atlantic vessels as quarter master for 46 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and a member of Orange Lodge. Surviving is his wife, Florence (Whitten) Weir; three sons, Harold, North Sydney, Wayne (Diane), Antigonish, and Keith (Linda), Bridgewater; two daughters, Darlene (Shawn) Martell, Halifax, and Lisa, Halifax; six grandchildren, Matt, Chad, Chase, David, Jennifer and Keara. Also surviving are two brothers, Bobby (Marie) and Cyril (Verna) and sister, Phyllis (Cyril) Whitten, all of St. John's, Nfld. He was predeceased by sons, Perry and Lloyd and Blair in infancy and one brother, Herbie. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund.