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BANKS, Edna 'Nin' Viola
Edna had a great zest for life and loved to dance and socialize with her family and friends. She resided on Cornwall Street in North Sydney, until her admittance to the Northside Community Guest Home a year and a half ago. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, the altar guild and ACW.
Edna leaves to mourn her stepsons, Ron and Andrew Banks and grandson, Morgan Banks; her sister, Margaret (Arch) Osmond, Port aux Basques, N.L.; and by several nieces and nephews who affectionately called her 'Nin'. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Banks, sisters, Lillian Herritt, Mabel Skeard and brothers, Roy, Fred and Henry. Special thanks to the Northside Guest Home for the wonderful care given to Edna. It was so greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
CURNEW, Garnet R.
Garnet was employed with MT&T and more recently, Aliant, for 32 years until his retirement. His lifetime interest was camping. He made many trips within Canada and the U.S.A. making many lasting friendships around a campfire. He loved to laugh and joke and watch The Big Bang Theory.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Irene (MacLean); sons, Garnet (Lisa); Waterdown, Ont., Todd (Marzena), Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Bill, Texas; sisters, June (Carl) Godbout, Port Hawkesbury, Sharon Curnew, Sydney; grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, Darby, Tanner, Sydney and Riley; neices, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, Garnet was predeceased by his son, Gordon and in-laws, Maple and Neil MacLean.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private funeral service will
take place in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Haven
Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Donations to the An Cala palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
our safe haven and comfort, would be appreciated.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
GILL, Francis Joseph
A veteran of Second World War, Francis served with both the Merchant Marine and the Royal Navy. A life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Louisbourg, Francis held various offices on the executive and was presented the Legion's Meritorious Service Award. He was a member of Stella Maris parish, Louisbourg.
Francis is survived by his sister, Joan Sheppard, the Cove Guest Home; brother, Lee Gill, East Royalty, Charlottetown; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pearl, sister, Mary, Margaret, Betty, brothers, Burnam, Herbert, John and Clifford. At his request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 10 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 in the funeral home chapel.
Special thanks to Sheila Ivany, Department of Veteran Affairs; Linda Hodder and Sharon Tutty, New Dawn Enterprises and the VON for all your efforts on Francis' behalf. A sincere thank you to the staff of the Veterans' Wing, Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, for making Francis last days more comfortable. Donations to the Cape Breton Veterans Comfort Fund or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfunralhome.com
LANG, Vincent Joseph
Derrick was a coal miner at #12 and Lingan collieries. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Derrick was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners' Club where he enjoyed playing darts and cards, namely 45s. He had a heart of gold and was very loving and helpful towards others. Derrick was a eucharistic minister and brought communion to those who were ill or unable to attend weekly mass.
Surviving are daughters, Heather (Herbert) Currie, River Ryan, Donna (Robert 'Lou') Moffatt, Ontario; stepdaughters, Mary Taylor and Sarah Roach, both of Ontario; stepsons, Archie Roach, Ontario, Wilfred Roach, New Waterford; grandchildren, Ashley Currie, Michelle Currie, Michael Moffatt, Suzanne, Annlouise, Kevin, Derrick, Chris and Donna; several great-grandchildren; neices, Janet and Coleen; nephews, Steve, Peter and Robert. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, Derrick was predeceased by his partner, Christina Roach, brothers, Jim Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, sister, Joyce Marshe, grandchild, Travis and good friend, Wilfred 'Nookie' Roach.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Ruth was employed with National Sea Products in North Sydney for several years. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother, and was happiest in the company of her family. Ruth and her husband Montford, shared their love of children by opening their home to foster children for over 20 years. She enjoyed camping in Lake Ainslie for many summers, as well as making crafts, playing, singing and listening to music and she loved to dance. Ruth was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Ruth is survived by her loving children, Paul (Wanda) Styles, Dianne Styles Hall, Ruth Ann (David) Ivey, all of North Sydney, Nancy (Kevin) Robinson, New Glasgow; her grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Stephanie, Jennifer, Laura, Derrick, Paul; her great-granddaughter, Bryleigh; her brother, Roy Butt, Newfoundland; and her sister, Maria Bungay of Sydney. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Montford, her brother, Albert and sister, Alma Hoddinott.
Visitation for Ruth will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser, officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Ruth's memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
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