BRENNAN, Gordon, 76
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Gordon Brennan, 76, Florence - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gordon Brennan, of 334 Park Rd., Florence, Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Paradise, Nfld., on March 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie (Ryan) Brennan. Gordon was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Bras d 'Or. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed for 13 years as supervisor with Municipal Ready-Mix Ltd., and later founded and operated Gordon Brennan's Concrete Products Ltd., until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83, Florence. He was a past member of the North Sydney Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Arthena (MacDonald); sons, Shelly (Eileen), Darrell (Judy), Florence, and Bill, Halifax; and by one daughter, Liz (Jed) Tremblett, Sydney Mines. He is also survived by grandchildren, who he adored, Jennifer (Ft. McMurray), Danielle, James, Allison, Christopher, Kathleen Brennan, and Wendy Tremblett. Also surviving are sisters, Bernadette (Cleme) Bennett, Newfoundland, Margaret Zobel, Toronto, Doreen Cradduck, California; and by one brother, Kevin (Theresa), Newfoundland. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Kevin, and sister, Violet Elliot, USA. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place as per his wishes. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Bedford Doucette officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
DRISCOLL, SUSAN MARY, 90,
Cape Breton Post, Monday, March 29, 2004 - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Susan Mary Driscoll, Luke Street, on Friday, March 26, 2004, at her home in the company of her loving family. Born July 28, 1913, at Dancic Cove, Nfld., Susan was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dunn, Fortune, Nfld. Susan was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, John, who died in 2002; an infant son, Simeon; sisters, Jean, Theresa, Charlotte, Nellie, Josie and Georgina and brothers, John and Ben Dunn. Susan is survived by daughters, Flora MacKenzie (Arthur); Sis Roach (Johnnie), Nellie Mengarelli (Henry), Tenn.; sons, John (Alice) and Art (Lillian); 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth and a brother, Claude, both in Newfoundland; special nieces, Edie MacIntyre, Jeanie Courtney and Mary Skinner. Susan was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Glace Bay, and the ladies auxiliary. Visitation will be held today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Reserve Street, Glace Bay with the Rev. Harlan Purdy officiating.
FORTUNE, Geraldine, 97
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Geraldine Fortune, 97, Glace Bay - With deep sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld. Geraldine was the daughter of Abigale (Billard) and Edward Melbourne. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Don) Maier, Toronto and Sylvia (Frank) Redmond, Glace Bay; a sister, Sylvia Anderson, Walpole, Mass.; and a stepsister, Edna Fraser, Glace Bay; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Fortune, sons, Jackie and Ralph and a daughter, Betty Fisher. Also her sisters, Ida Ferguson, Emily Aspro, Abbie Provoe and stepsister, Ruth MacLeod. At her request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private burial at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Service, 1482 George St., Sydney, N.S. B1P 1P3, or VON Agency, 316 Kings Road, Sydney, B1S 1A8.
MCGRATH, Della (Doyle), 80
Cape Breton Post, Monday, March 22, 2004
Della McGrath, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, passed away suddenly March 20, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She worked for many years at City Hospital,
Sydney, and was a former member of St. Theresa's parish. Born in Gull Island, Nfld., in 1923, she was the daughter of Arthur and Nora Doyle. She is survived by son, Gerard (Brenda) McGrath; granddaughters, Lisa Davies, Christine and Kimberly McGrath; great-granddaughters, Danielle and Alicia Davies and Victoria McGrath. She is also survived by a brother, Patrick and a sister, Marcella, in Newfoundland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, brothers, Will John, Joseph Doyle, New Waterford, Kevin and Mike Doyle, sister, Gertrude, Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place. Funeral to be held at a later date.
MOMBOURQUETTE, Mary, 73
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, March 27, 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Josephine Mombourquette, 73, of Taylor Street, Sydney, who passed away, Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chappel's Cove, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Mary (Hawco) Corbett. Mary was a member of Holy Redeemer parish, Sydney, and graduated from Holy Angels High School. She was retired from K-mart, where she worked for 25 years as office manager. Mary enjoyed meeting people, especially during income tax time and will be greatly missed by all who benefited from her efforts.
Surviving are her cherished children, daughters, Patricia Romard, Sydney, and Jean (Ron) Kirby, Lower Sackville; son, Paul (Colleen), Coxheath; sister, Anne Myers, Chappel's Cove, Nfld.; and her greatest pride, her grandchildren, Tracey, Paul, Nicole, Laura, Stephen, Michele, Krista, Patrick and Allison. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Alex, sisters, Veronica and Loretta, brother, Jack and twin brothers in infancy. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to family at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARSONS, Hannah Elizabeth, 90,
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, March 30, 2004
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Hannah Elizabeth (Brown) Parsons of 159 Brookland St., Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Rose Brown. She was a lifetime member of the Orange Lodge in Newfoundland, and a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church.
Hannah is survived by daughters, Annie (Bud) Payne, Glace Bay, Meta (James A)., Robblee, Mass.; sons, Henry (Mary), Glace Bay, David (friend Bernice); sister, Jessie Courtney, North Sydney; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Hannah was predeceased by her husband, Henry, sister, Helen Taylor, Diamond Cove, Nfld., brother, John Brown, North Sydney. Visitation for the late Hannah Parsons will be held Wednesday, March 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hannah's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.