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We would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. P. K. Cadegan for his years of care and Dr. S. Ellerker and nursing staff at the Glace Bay General. Very special thanks also to the caring nurses and staff at the Seaview Manor. Visitation for Lucy will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Patten Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Seaview Manor. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com
Born in Placentia, Nfld., on Jan. 26, 1944, he was the son of the late James and Cecilia (Cheeseman) Flynn. He was a retired cook with the Marine Atlantic vessels travelling between North Sydney and Newfoundland, and during that time, and with open arms he volunteered to sail aboard a Marine Atlantic Vessel which brought supplies to the Persian Gulf War. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and the Father William B. Kiely Council of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a caring, kind and loving husband, father and friend who had and infectious sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Burke) Flynn; his sons, Jerry (Nicole), Nicholas (Janet), James (Heather), Troy (Megan) and Christopher (Krista); his daughters Faith (Craig) and Lynette (Curtis), 11 grandchildren Jordan, Ethan, Ryan, Brandon, Keagan, Nicholas, Damon, Noah, Jaxon, Jordyn and Reese, his sisters Dorothy Neuens, Norfork, Virginia, Hilda Peterson, Lindsay, Ont., Blanche (Frederick) Dacosta, Scarborough, Ont. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and his best companion, Bandit. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James Jr., Joseph, Cyril and sister, Mary.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
JACKSON, Frederick James
Back in his native Newfoundland, Fred was best known for his involvement in sports. At a very young age he started the Higher Levels Minor Softball League in 1972, winning numerous local, provincial and national championships. In 1991, he was named coach of the year by Softball Canada. His softball teams won five national medals, plus a fourth place finish in the 1989 Canada Summer Games. Fred was recognized for his coaching expertise and his contributions to sport when he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Freddie, as he was known to many of his friends, also rowed in the annual St. John's Regatta, played soccer and ice hockey. Fred is also a member of the St. John's Softball Hall of Fame and is a recipient of Softball Newfoundland and Labrador's executive of the year.
After moving to Sydney, Fred continued on with his contributions to the community. He was the first chair of the Sydney Academy school advisory committee and served on the committee for several terms. In recognition of his contribution to the school, Fred was made an honorary graduate of Sydney Academy. His interest in community service also saw him function as board member and chair of the Salvation Army advisory board, and board member and chair of the Loaves and Fishes community kitchen. He was past president and member of the board of directors of the Sydney Rotary Club. He also chaired several of their major fund raisers. Recognizing that Fred lived their motto of "Service Above Self," the Rotary Club bestowed upon him the honours of Paul Harris Fellow, and the new district award of True Rotarian.
Fred was very active in church affairs. He was a member of the St. Anthony Daniel parish council, finance committee, men's club and co-chair of the church's fundraising committee. He was also active in the Cursillo Movement, and, as well, chaired the board of the Cape Breton Christian Music Festival Society. Fred was often heard to say that he saw Christ in other people. In both Cape Breton and Newfoundland, he worked endlessly for his family and the people of his community.
Fred is survived by wife, Beatrice (Follett) and daughters, Stephanie (Keith) Gillis, Edmonton, Melissa (Peter) Kozera, and grandchild to be, Jillian, Nicola and Carmen, all of Sydney; mother-in-law, Mary (Norman) Follett and the entire Norman and Follett families of Ship Harbour. Fred also leaves to mourn his brother, Craig (Renee), nephews, Craig Jr. and Tyler, special cousin, Ed Stevenson (Joanne), the Jackson and Grouchy families, all of St. John's; and a large circle of family and friends in both Newfoundland and Cape Breton. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, William Joseph Follett of Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay. Visitation today (Friday, Aug. 12) at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney, with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations can be made in Fred's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com
LILLY, Andrew 'Garland'
SWAIN, Eli 'Bill'
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Alda (Leader) Swain; son, William (Brenda) Swain, Sydney; stepchildren, Pam Leader, Kim Leader-O'Leary (Chris), both of Glace Bay and Todd Leader (Alma), Halifax. Bill also leaves behind grandchildren, Ali and Brian Leader, Halifax and Emily O'Leary (Papa's girl); sister, Ellie King, Carbonear; brother, Everett "Ed" (Stella) Swain, Carbonear and sister-in-law, Phyllis Swain, Sudbury, Ont. and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Richard; sisters, Phyllis Dominic, Mary Crewe and Florence King.
Visitation for Bill will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 from 1-2 p.m.
at Newsome United Church followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral service with Rev.
Michael Goodfellow officiating.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Bill made to the Canadian
Cancer Society or palliative care would be greatly appreciated.
At this time, the family would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you" to
Dr. John Ritter and his staff and to the VON, especially, Debby and Sherri
for the wonderful, loving care provided to Bill.
Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com
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