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BLACKWOOD, John 'Francis'
Alice enjoyed being a resident of the Northside Guest Home, and participated in the many activities available to her. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, and a lifetime member of the Naomi unit of the UCW. She also loved to quilt, crochet and play cards, and in her younger years enjoyed camping and going for her Sunday drives with family.
Alice was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her four children, Jean (Ralph) Pearce of Halifax, Shirley Hamilton of California, Clinton (Donna) Guy of Ontario, Roland (Rosalind) Guy of North Sydney; her eight grandchildren, Raymond, Heather, Kenneth, Alan, Clinton, Janice, Laurie, Gregory; 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; also by her sister-in-law, Loena Lawrence, Halifax; many nieces and nephews, as well as her special nieces, the Kinslow girls. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Clinton Guy, son-in-law, Lloyd Hamilton, brothers, Jack, Ernest, sisters, Mary Jane Benoit, Sara Lawrence, Rose Kinslow and by her great-granddaughter, Kimber.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will take place at a later date with burial in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
HISCOCK, George Edgar
George moved to North Sydney with his parents when he was two years old. He worked with his father until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940, serving in he Second World War as a leading stoker mechanic. George married in 1946 to Jean Cann and was married for 60 years until her death in January 2006. He was employed as an engineer with the Sydney pilot boats, retiring as launch master on the Hilander II pilot boat after 30 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and travelling and held a keen interest in gardening. He also enjoyed camping at Seal Island for many years. He spent many evenings at Indian Beach listening to local singers with his little dog Mindy. George was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 19 in North Sydney and the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his children, Georgina (John) Mombourquette, Halifax, Pamela Tabor (Arnold Noiles), Pugwash, and Daryl Hiscock, Dartmouth; his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his two brothers, Ernest (Becky), Fredericton, Jack (Edie), New Glasgow; five sisters, Kay Gale, Ottawa, Addie (Nat) Chataway, Kelowna, Joyce (Bob) Marquis, Ottawa, Etta (Bill) Muise, Smith Falls, Ont., Olive (James) MacDougall, Kennetcook, N.S.; and many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Cann) Hiscock, one grandchild, Christopher Tabor, two brothers, Ronnie and Morris and a sister, Alma Quigley.
Visitation for George will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
LACEY, Clarence 'Ed' Edward
Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dolores 'Toots' (Maziarz) Lacey; daughters, Sandy, Sydney, Debbie (Bobby) Stanton, Monastery; and son, Wally (Miranda) Lacey, East Preston. He was the proud 'Grampy' to Katrina, Jared and Dennis Nicholson, Josee and Celine Hache, Aaron and Allie Crawley, Kyle, Nasci and Isaiah Lacey; and great-grandfather to LaMiah Crawley. Ed is also survived by his siblings, Marion, Shirley (George), Linda (Joe), Lois, Bert, Chesley, Wilson (Hazel), all in Newfoundland; and a sister, Christine (Dave), Calgary, Alta. Visitation for the late Clarence 'Ed' Edward Lacey will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. with reception to follow in the reception area. Interment will take place in the Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date. Memorial donations in Ed's memory may be made to palliative care unit or the VON. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.
Send an online condolence. www.pierfuneralhome.com
MacNEIL, Agnes 'Aggie'
Born July 25, 1918, in Fogo Island, N.L., she was the eldest child of the late Pierce and Alice Lynch. She immigrated to Cape Breton in 1942 where she met and married her late husband, Neil W. MacNeil from Benacadie Pond.
Mom was a very caring, loving woman who always put others before herself. She was a longtime member of St. Theresa's CWL, an active member of St. Rita's Hosptial Womens' Auxiliary. For many years, she canvassed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Cancer Society. She was a member of the Cursillo Movement and Blue Army. She always made herself available to assist friends and neighbours in need of help for a sick or elderly loved one. Her enjoyment throughout 55 years was meeting with her 'club members' every Tuesday night for a good game of 45s or auction and meeting with her friends on Lorne Street for their weekly games of cards.
Mom's children blessed her with 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren who 'Nan' cherished and they loved her unconditionally. Mom's numerous nieces and nephews looked up to her like she was a 'queen'. Agnes is survived by daughters, Bonnie Peck (Kevin), Sydney, Marg Koski (Roger), Sudbuy, Ont., Elizabeth Young (George), Sydney, Angela Calder (Jack), Howie Center; son, Neil (Clare); sister, Margaret McKenna, Fogo Island, N.L.; sister-in-law, Dolena Bennett (Bill); brothers-in-law, Marcie MacNeil (Evelyn), Alec MacNeil (Kathy); daughters-in-law, Patsy Kendrick, Natalie MacNeil; and special friend, Shirley Christmas. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by daughters, Madelyn MacDonald (1996), Carol Rankin (2009) and Joan in infancy, sons, John (2005), Pierce (2010), sisters, Bridgette Butts, Grace Squires, Liza McKenna, Marie Alice, Irene Bernadette, brothers, Tom and Bill Lynch.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Feb. 15 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Jim Oliver presiding. Burial in St. Theresa's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Theresa's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurry.com
PARSONS, Ida Maude
REID, Jesse William
Carrie was born in Harbor Le Cou in Newfoundland in 1918 and moved to Glace Bay as a child. She lived a full and rich life with her family and enjoyed a 40-year membership in a neighbourhood Christmas Savings Club on MacLean Street. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and also for many years attended the Salvation Army Home League. Until this past year she enjoyed the Saturday night Bingo at the Community Hall in Birch Grove and many cups of Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate with her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, especially Betty Ann Christoff, who daily made her life so much more comfortable. No flowers by request. Donations in Carrie's memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church or a charity of one's choice. Visitation will be held at Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com
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