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Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Verne; daughter, Gail; brothers, Bob, Al, Bill and sisters, Dorothy, Julia and Hazel. Left to mourn are her daughter, Ferne; son, Roy (Elinor); grandson, Shea (Sherry); granddaughter, Sarah (Kevin); special great-granddaughter, Alli; sister, Laura and brothers, Edward and Elmer; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Visitation for Mary Boone will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service to be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chris Matheson officiating. A reception will follow for family and friends in the Birch Grove Recreation Center. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Seaview Manor, Alzheimer's Society or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com
DRAKES, Reuben F.
He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Compton, Twillingate, N.L.; two grandchildren, Scott and Renee; his brothers, Norman Drakes, Grand Bank, N.L., and Onslow, of Ontario; several nieces and nephews; as well as his close friends and caregivers, Austin and Sheila Pyke. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet (Rose) Drakes and his sister, Frances. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. from the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Arthur is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nellie (Anderson) Francis; his sons, Glenn Francis, Derek (Carol Ann); his daughters, Sue Ann (Jason) Bernon, Doreen (Blanford) Billard; his daughter-in-law, Sonja Francis; his grandchildren, Dejiah Lynn Francis, Derek D. Francis, Kevin Francis, Darcy Billard, Randy Billard, Kendra Billard, Heather Francis, Arthur J. Francis, Logan Francis, Cody Spencer; his great-grandchildren, Will Billard, Gina Billard, Hayley Rahey, Nathan Rahey, Kayla Francis, Aiden Francis; by his siblings, Walter Francis (Florence), Margaret Ongo, Dorothy Cross, Oswald Francis (Eva); his sister-in-law, Theresa Francis; brother-in-law, Harold Rose, as well as many nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his son, Arthur Jr.; brother, Clarence; sister, Regis Rose; brother-in-law, Fred Ongo.
Visitation for Arthur will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday), in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
GALLIOTT, Sara 'Rita' (Heron)
She was a homemaker at heart and prior to her illness took great pride in her home and in providing a hot meal on the table for her family and anyone else who needed a good home-cooked meal. Her door was always open to the neighbourhood kids who seized every opportunity to share a meal with her children. She was an inspiration to her family; strong, courageous and the rock that we all leaned on. She had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humour. We will always remember her silliness and her laughter.
Pearl is survived by her loving children, Paula, Paulette and Sheri (Leo), at home, who devoted the past few years of their lives to Mom's full-time care, Amelia (Dougie) Chisholm, Sydney Mines, Lucy (Kevin) Miller, Big Bras d'Or, Doug (Donna), North Sydney, Colin (Jane) Cleveland, N.S., Pat, Florence, Sandy (Linda), Port Hawkesbury, Blair (Romaine), Sydney Mines; daughters-in-law, Debbie, North Sydney, and Shirley McDonald, Millville; son-in-law, Rick Simm, Florence; special granddaughter, Emily, at home; sisters, Mary (Mim) Bragg, Lyn (Bob) Ballam, Sharon (Hector) Lantz, all of North Sydney, Lillian (Bob) Dolomont, Aylesford, N.S.; brothers, Howard "˜Nipper" (Betty), Ernie (Betty), Joe (Pearl), all of North Sydney, Alex (Millie), Big Bras d'Or; grandchildren, Kim, Kent, Aimee, Stacey, Krista, Rick, Joey, Lisa, Tara, Colin, Rhonda, R.P., Mark, Kelsey, Tanya, Meagan, Allison, Stephen, Jordan and Emily; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, who celebrated 75 years of marriage in 1995, prior to her mother's death in 1996, followed by her father's death in 1998. She was also predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Raymond â€˜R.P.' in 1997; her loving daughter, Dale (Rick) Simm in 2001, her sons, David (Debbie) in 1995, John in 1964, also by sisters, Cora in infancy, Meta (Maurice) Casey, Daisy (Eddie Noble) (Jimmy Donovan), brothers, Clyde and Maurice in infancy, special nephew, Erin Ballam and his foster brother, Robert, who died tragically in 1989.
In following her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Joseph Church, Archibald Avenue, North Sydney, on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Mom's life, to be held in the basement of St. Joseph Church immediately following the mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
PARSONS, Madeline 'Madge'
For the past five years Madge was a resident of The Cove Guest Home in Sydney. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Ann), John (Gail), both in Little Bras d'Or, Myles (Claudette), Nanaimo, B.C., Gerard (Anna), Sexsmith, Alta.; her daughter, Beth (James) Laffin, Chilliwack, B.C., Kathy Jessome (Jimmy Day), Bras d'Or. Also surviving are her 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and siblings, Madge was predeceased by her husband, John J. 'Jack' Parsons; two grandsons, Brian and Ryan Parsons. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. There will be no visitation by her request. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Madge at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A reception will follow in the Bras d'Or hall. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
WALSH, SFM, Rev. Lionel
Fr. Lionel taught school for a few years before joining the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society. He completed studies in philosophy and theology and is a graduate of both St. Francis Xavier Seminary and St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained a priest for the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society in Antigonish, N.S. on Dec. 21, 1957, and then missioned to the Dominican Republic, where he served most of his 54 years of priesthood in the parishes in Azua, Bani, Monte Plaza, Yamasa, El Seibo and Mantanzas. From 1967-1971 he returned to Canada to serve as director of the Scarboro Missions Formation House in Antigonish, N.S. at his beloved St. Francis Xavier University from which he graduated.
Fr. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Frederick Walsh and his brother, Andre. He is survived by sisters, Sr. Mary Walsh, RSM, Mercy Convent, St. John's, N.L., Sr. Margaret Walsh, O.L.M., Toronto, Denise (Fox) of Montreal and Charlotte (Fraser) of Baddeck, N.S. Due to ill health he returned from the Dominican Republic to Canada in 2003. Fr. Lionel was a wonderful pastoral man, always listening intently to the plight of the other person. He had a special love for the poor treating all with dignity and respect. He will be sadly missed by his sisters and all of his nieces and nephews and the extended family as well as by the priests and lay missioners at Scarboro Missions. Visitation will be at Scarboro Mission, 2685 Kingston Rd. (at Brimley), Scarborough, today (Friday, April 29) from 7-9 p.m. Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to Scarboro Missions.
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