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BRIAND, Jeanette Sarah (Harris)
Mom was employed at the Carol Ann Restaurant, Ingonish. She was a great cook and baker and loved to make a cup of tea and lunch for her many friends and family at her home in Smelt Brook. Due to poor health she had to move to Neils Harbour in 2002 with her daughter Ivy and son-in-law Roddie. She will be greatly missed by her family, sons, Raymond ( Sheila), Edward (Rita), both of Smelt Brook; daughters, Sylvia (Sam) Dartmouth, Ivy (Roddie) with whom she lived with, Bertha (Billy), Smelt Brook, Judy, Dartmouth, Jacquline (Myles), South Harbour, Sandra (Ken), Ontario, and Loretta (Danny) Neils Harbour; 21 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Besides her parents Jeanette was predeceased by her husband Ernest, sons, Blanchard, Raymond, Stewart, and Herman, daughters, Evelyn and Barbra.
In honouring Mom's wishes visitation for family only will be held today (Monday, Jan. 7, 2013), from 7-9 p.m. In celebration of Mom's life, a funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m,. both in St. Joseph's Church, Dingwall, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating, burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Neils Harbour.
At this sad time the family would like to thank Dr. Buffett, Dr. Murray and Dr. Ritter, nurses, Wanda Barron, Mary LeFriend, Pauline Chubbs and Jackie Morrissey, also to all the home support workers who made Mom's final days so much easier and showed such compassion and care for her and for us, Roddie and Ivy, during this difficult journey. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.Jmjobesfuneralhome.com
KEEPING, Allan 79
Allan worked all his life at Sea and enjoyed the boats. When he retired in 2010, he would spend most of his time working in his barn and getting his wood ready for winter. He would let the cats in the barn with him, where he always had food for them and would talk to them as if they were human. Allan and L.B. would make their daily trip to the mail box and the people in the area would call him "Allan's watchdog." Allan always had lots to say, like, which fork in the road to take. Sometimes he would hold his hands up in disgust, and sometimes he would just smile, it was then we knew we were doing the right thing.
We are going to miss you Allan, your spirit will always be with us. He has now gone home to be with his daughter little Vera, his son Troy and all his family in heaven. Enjoy your journey, Allan, until we see you again. Allan is survived by his companion, Anna Martin, special son Ryan; sons, Crawford, Ball's Creek, Cyril Robert (Cheryl) of Dartmouth; sisters, Ettie (Peter) Kendall, Burgeo, NL, Georgina Drake, English Harbour West, NL; brothers, Clyde (Kathleen), Grand Bank, NL, Norman(Eileen), Sydney Mines, Cyril (Margie) and Brian (Mildred), both of North Sydney. He was predeceased by his daughter, Vera, son Troy; sister, Vivian Ruth; brothers, Wilfred Donald and William.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, 55 Inglis St., Sydney, with Ret. CSM Cyril Keeping officiating and assisted by Major Kent Hepditch. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Allan's memory.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Harold spent his life on the sea, first as a young fisherman in Newfoundland, and later aboard CN Marine and Marine Atlantic vessels, until he retired in 1985. During that time, and after his retirement, he spent every moment he possibly could aboard his own boat, sailing and fishing for the pure pleasure it brought him.
Harold is survived by his six children, Una (Harold) Sibley, Ramea, N.L., Brian (Kim), Shirley (Greg) Wozniak, both of Guelph, Ont., John (Darlene), Dartmouth, Jim, Moose Jaw, Sask., Robert, Kentville, N.S.; his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his siblings, Onslow (Edie), P.E.I., Vera Hinks, Port Aux Basques, N.L., Nora Pink, Marion Bridge, Ruth (Doug) Stevens, Catalone, Marie Ayre, Sydney, Eileen (Arch) Pink, Ramea, N.L.; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Billard) Keeping and a brother, Emmanuel.
Visitation for Harold will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation, in Harold's memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
O'ROURKE, John William
Jack worked for Sydney Steel Corp. for 42 years in the Blast Furnace and was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. Jack was the 'Dad of all Dad's' with his kind and patient manner, always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. He would always welcome visitors with a smile and a pot of tea. Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter and spent much time outdoors fishing and hunting with his sons and son-in-law. Jack was a "Jack of all trades" able to fix anything from an electrical problem to the many cars he worked on fixing both electrical and body work in his spare time.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Reynolds) O'Rourke of 63 years; sons, Kevin, John (Gracie), Francis, Michael (Anita) and daughter, Betty (Blair) Melanson all of Sydney; sisters, Bridget (the late Charlie) Drohan, Sydney, Peg (the late Bud) Carrie, Oshawa; and 10 grandchildren, Stacey, Natasha, Kevin, John, Jason, Janine, Reilly, Corson O'Rourke and Michelle and Jonathan Melanson. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his step-mother, Susie Hollohan; brother, Phil and sister, Kate.Visitation for the late John William 'Jack Rabbit' O'Rourke will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Alex MacLellan officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society or Cancer Care Patient Fund.Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Isaac is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Edith (Carter) Warren; his four children, Bill (Mary-Lou), Vancouver Island, Rita (Jimmie) Price, Louisbourg, Ike Jr. (Germaine), Hammonds Plains, and Carter (Ivy), Windsor, N.S.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Shirley, grandson, Gregory Price, brothers, John, Garland, Matthew and Wilson, sisters, Dora Waters and Susan Walters.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg, with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Reception to follow in the church basement. A private family burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
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