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In 1942, Hannah immigrated to Nova Scotia and resided in the Halifax/Dartmouth area until coming to Cape Breton in 1974. As a young woman, she was employed in the Halifax area during the war, and later worked in retail in Dartmouth. She is survived by her only daughter, Wanda (Don) Shepherd, Sydney Mines; two loving grandchildren, Greg (Margaret), California, and Catherine (Rob), North Sydney and one very special great-grandson, Samuel, California. She is also survived by sisters, Amelia and Hilda, both of Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, James; sisters, Bertha, Olive and Rose and brothers, Benjamin and Samuel.
Visitation for Hannah Frances Baggs will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall after the service. The burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, following the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund, or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
BENNETT, Martha Lorraine
Martha was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and a former member of the Ruth unit of the UCW. Martha was an avid gardener, winning many ribbons over the years for her lovely roses, and was a valued member of the North Sydney Garden Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for her family. She was an independent and active lady and was proud to be able to care for herself and remain in her own home.
Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Bennett, North Sydney; her sons, William (Roseanne) Bennett , Big Bras d'Or and David (Linda) Bennett, North Sydney; her grandchildren, Tanya Bennett, Barrie, Ont., David Bennett and Donald (Cheryl) Bennett, both of North Sydney, Gloria (Troy) Chiasson, Oromocto, N.B.; her great-grandson, Owen Chiasson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her husband, William T. Bennett, a sister, Blanche Francis, brothers, George, Harvey and Walter, her grandson, William E. Bennett. Visitation for Martha will be 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, Rev. David Luker, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
CULL, James Robert 'Jim James'
James is survived by his partner and best friend, Connie Osborne; her children, Brendan Paul, Annette Cremo (Tim) and Eldon Matthews; sisters, Elizabeth Watton (Max), St. John's, N.L. Cathy Walsh, Cornwall, Ont., Christine Cull, British Columbia, Roseanne Wade, Kingston, Ont.; mother-in-law, Viola Paul; sisters-in-law, JoJo (Gordie), Emily, Shirley, Gloria, MaeMae, Lois (David); brothers-in-law, Jim Bob, Ike Paul (Elizabeth), Jip; extended family and best friends, Shawn O'leary (Peggy), Mary Jane Harris, Craig Farmer, Debbie DiPinto, Rick Oxley and Dr. Chris Milburn; as well as his faithful companion, J.B. Sincerest thank you to palliative care nurses, doctors and VON team, and to special nurse Christine Jollymore. Visitation for James began at 36 Gallagher St., Membertou on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, after 7 p.m. and will continue until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. Anthony Daniel Church, with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
HARDY, Lydia Jane (Tibbo)
Lydia's faith was very important to her. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Over the years she served on many church organizations and was a lifetime member of the ACW. Lydia is survived by her sons, John (Florence) Hardy, Little Bras d'Or, Keith (Barbra) Hardy, Westmount; five grandchildren, Julie, Darren, Laura Lee, Jennifer and Stephanie; also great-grandchildren, Clare, Ella, Kara, Dylan, Lily, Hali-Rose and Mallory; brothers, William (Juanita) Tibbo, Gander, N.L., Rev. Canon Wilson (Lillian) Tibbo, Conception Bay, N.L.; sister, Bernice (Robert) Hillard, Conception Bay, N.L.; also sisters-in-law, Margaret Tibbo, Harbour Breton, N.L.; and Shirley Tibbo, Quispamsis, N.B. Lydia was predeceased by her husband, Jack Hardy and a daughter in infancy, also brothers, Thomas, Roy, Basil and Alexander Tibbo. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Gloria-McClure Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. 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
Evelyn was a member of St. Alban Anglican Church. She was past Worthy Mistress LOBA. Evelyn loved knitting, plastic canvassing, colouring and reading. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Evelyn will always be remembered by her family and friends as a care taker for all especially, to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Gloria (Derrick) Burke, Edwina (Robert) MacSween, Shirley Bernice (Jimmy) Miles, Nicole Colson-Keeping and Jody (Philip) MacDonald; sons, Cecil Barter, Bernie Barter and David Keeping and sisters, Mabel, Shirley, Lucy, Eva and Myrtle. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as her two dogs, Skipper and Precious. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene George.
Visitation for the late Evelyn Grace Keeping will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 1 p.m. at St. Alban Anglican Church with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to support the family through the Gift of Love. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com
QUIRK, Cavelle Gladys - 57 yrs
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and also a member of the Bras d'Or Army Navy Dart League. She is survived by her husband Doug, her son, Shannon Quirk, Halifax and daughter Donna Lee (Ross) Quirk Mauger, North Sydney and her cherished grandchildren Brittany, Makayla, Rebecca-Lynn and Shannon, her five sisters Maisie, Sadie, Lorraine, Rita and Marilyn and two brothers Elias and Albert, sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sister Myrtle.
Visitation for Cavelle will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
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