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COOKE, Gilbert W.
Most of his working life was spent in the tourism/hospitality industry. He retired as general manager of Keddy's Motor Inn, Sydney in 1988. He was heavily involved as an advocate for the physically challenged throughout his lifetime and most specifically with CID (Community Involvement for the Disabled) and was a past chairperson for LEO (League for Equal Opportunities). In many instances he helped lay the groundwork in bringing awareness to accessibility issues across the province. He was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1992 by the governor general of Canada, for these ongoing efforts. He was also a past board member for the old City of Sydney Hospital for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Clara (Burns) Cooke; his four sons, Blaine (Monica) Cooke, Halifax, Lindsey (Michelle Campbell) Cooke, Frenchvale; Glen Cooke, Howie Centre; Peter Cooke, Sydney; and one daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Dawson, Coxheath; his six grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Jillian, Glen Jr., Crystal and Elizabeth and also several great-grandchildren; also surviving is his sister, Alice (Leo) Barron, Toronto. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and Lantz Cooke and sisters, Jean Middleton and Beverly Carey.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Gilbert will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Church of Christ The King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Laura McCue officiating with burial to follow in St. Marks Church Cemetery, Keltic Drive, Coxheath. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte Street, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Adelaide is survived by her sons, Clarence (Agnes), N.B., Gary (Marcella), Sydney Mines, Fredrick (Lois), Dave (Patricia), William (Chris) and daughters Marilyn (Steve) Martell, and Cathy (Steve) Boldt, all of Ontario. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Stanley, John (Kate), Howard (Alice), Genevieve Neale, all of Ontario and Marilyn (Wayne) Thomas, Westmount; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Rodney (Blanche), North Sydney; sister-in-law, Estelle LeMoine, North Sydney and daughter-in-law, Alice Chislett, England. Besides her parents, Adelaide was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Fredrick Chislett and Stanley Gracie; son, Lloyd Chislett; stepson, Steven Gracie; stepdaughter, Patricia Marie Gracie; sisters, Annie and Mae and brother, Jim.
Visitation for Adelaide Gracie will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall, after the funeral. The burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations in Adelaide's memory may be made to the Miner's Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at email@example.com
Mildred is survived by her children, daughters, Lucky (Geordie) Bissett, Joy Fraser, Gay (Bruce) Tizzard, Vivian (George) MacLean, Debbie (Bill) Guy and Diane Smith and son, Moffatt (Helen) Gray; her 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy, Marjory, Vivian, Frances, Audrey and her brother, John and many nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Moffatt Gray and sister, Louise.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 3B and 4C of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Dr. Peter Poulos for the excellent care given to Mildred through this difficult time.
A private visitation and funeral service will be held for Mildred in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney with burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
SHEAVES, Mary E.
Mary was employed with the dietary staff at the Northside Community Guest Home for a number years.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and a former member of LOBA and LTBA.
She is survived by her daughter, Heather Bennett, with whom she resided; her five sons, Joe (Sis) Sheaves, North Sydney, Richard (Pam) Sheaves, Fort McMurray, Ernie Sheaves (Debbie), Baddeck, Eric Sheaves (Donna Marie), North Sydney, and David (Linda), Fort McMurray; sister, Tina (Walter) Jesso; her 11 grandchildren, Pamela, Lorne, Brian Paul, Samantha, Jessica, Penny, Dustin, Amanda, Jennifer, Louis, Tyler; and also eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Sharon) Matthews, North Sydney; her aunt, Alice Keeping, North Sydney; many nieces and nephews; and close friend, Joan McGean. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Eric Sheaves and brothers, Ivan (Sarah) Matthews and Gordon (Claretta) Matthews.
There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Northside Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
STEWART, Elizabeth Stella Jean
Bessie worked for Woolco in the men's wear department (Grafton & Fraser) until she retired. She enjoyed travelling, bowling, darts, bingo and time at the Casino with her niece and namesake "Bessie". She had a fondness for knitting and going to flea markets and crafts shows. Bessie always enjoyed a good joke and sharing a laugh with family and friends and will be remembered fondly for her hardy laugh and bright smile. She also took great pleasure in winning at crib often outplaying her sons and grandsons. Bessie lived life to the fullest.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Skrypnick, loving daughter, Catherine Webb, brothers, Fred, Malcolm and Walter Oates. She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas; daughter, Sandra MacLeod, Sydney; and sons, Bill (Josephine) Skrypnick, British Columbia, Terry Skrypnick, Sydney, David Skrypnick (Gail), New Victoria; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her stepdaughters, Jill (Jack), Manitoba, and Pam, Campbell River, B.C.; and a stepson, Ian, Montreal, Que.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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