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BILLARD, Jack Roland
At the age of 16, he went to sea on the iron ore boats, travelling to many countries. He worked for five years at Frigidaire, Toronto, returning to Cape Breton in 1958. There, he was employed by the Department of Transportation, Steel Bridges, retiring after 25 years as supervisor of the maintenance crew of Seal Island Bridge. He truly enjoyed being a lobster fisherman for 45 years on top of all. Trout fishing with Gary was also one of his passions.
Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Townsley); two sons, Gary, at home, and Wayne (Judy), Boularderie; four daughters, Debra (Greg) MacLean, North Sydney, Sandra, Innisfil, Ont., Janice (Frank) Cantwell, Sydney Mines, and Sharon (Kenneth) McGean, Alberta; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also left to mourn are his sister, Phyllis (John) Morrison, Ontario; his brother, Harold Billard, Ontario, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
We would especially like to thank Dr. P. O'Grady for his exceptional care and friendship; all the nurses of 4 West, Northside General; Palliative Care CBRH, Sydney, and the VON nurses who were so caring coming to our home, and a special thank you to our granddaughter Janelle and daughter-in-law Judy.
Visitation for Jack Billard will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Monday, March 25, 2013), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Burial will take place at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the VON, Canadian Diabetes Society, or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
DEAN, Harriet (Foote)
Harriet was very active in St. Alban's Church, where she was confirmed and married. She was a Sunday school teacher, served on the Altars Guild and ACW, and billeted many visiting clergy. Harriet later moved to Sydney and became active at Christ Church (Church of Christ the King) for many years. Harriet took part in activities at the Cove and enjoyed her stay.
Harriet is survived by her son, Stanley (Fran), Sydney; daughter-in-law Betty, Albert Bridge; sister-in-law Audrey, Ottawa; five grandchildren, Ann Mombourquette (Dave), Whitney Pier, Brian (Doris), Albert Bridge, Brent (Peggy), New Brunswick, Blair (Joanne), Gatineau, Kevin (Cheryl), Sydney; seven great-grandchildren, Charmaine and Kimberley, Sean and Cory, David; Noelle and Matthew; along with many nieces and nephews. Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Howard M. (1965) and her son, Howard, Jr., (1989), sisters, Gertrude, Dorothy, Blanche and brothers, Eric, Cyril, Stanley and Leslie.
Cremation has taken place, and at mum's request there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Cove, Christ the King or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
FEENER, Leslie Graham
Les was employed for many years at Hashem Scrap Yard and more recently employed with MS MacDonald Sand and Gravel. He enjoyed spending time with his family, he was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens.
Les is survived by his wife, Sharon (Tucker) Feener; his children, Les (Anna), Laura Doucet (Brian), David (Sheila),Tracy (Mike); nine loving grandchildren, Matthew, Leslie Ann, Web, Kyle, Jasmine, Stephie, Makayla, Michael and Andrew (Les's little angel); one sister; three brothers. He is also survived by his stepmother, Jessie; two stepsisters; two stepbrothers as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Trudy.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Les will be held Tuesday, April 2 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Curtis Close officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
FITZPATRICK, Gerald Anthony "Jerry"
He was a wonderful man who was pleasant and kind and always had a smile for everyone. Every time he met someone new, he would say "that's a friend I never knew yesterday". He worked as a fisherman for 33 years and enjoyed telling all of his many fishing stories. He also enjoyed walking, reading his daily newspaper, bingo and of course watching hockey, especially the Detroit Red Wings.
He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie (Sean) O'Leary, Fletcher's Lake; Lola Cogswell, AB; sons, Jimmy, AB; Frankie, BC; sister, Elizabeth (Don) Antle, Mulgrave; common-in-law spouse, Mary LeBlanc and her family, Vera and Rachael of Port Hawkesbury; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cathy "Cass"; brothers, Melvin, Eric and Pete.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, Mulgrave. Funeral mass will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
HODDER, Annie V.
Annie was a person of strong faith and was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. She loved animals, cats and dogs especially, she enjoyed knitting, but most of all Annie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Annie is survived by her children, Samuel (Noelle) Hodder, Sydney Mines, Louise (Albert) Harvey, Ferry Land, N.L., Norm (Paula) Hodder, Halifax, Stanley Hodder (Tracey Gibson), Kentville, Doreen Skinner (Frank), Burgeo, Douglas (Susan) Hodder, North Sydney, Edward Hodder, St. John's; 19 grandchildren, Jason, Bobby, Blair, Ryan, Byron, Andrew, Edward, Holly Ann, Francine, Tiffany, Angel, April, Julia, Sarah, Nicole, Rachel, Roseanne, Shirley and John Paul; also a number of great-grandchildren; a brother, Stan (Lottie) Mercer, Burgeo; a sister, Mill (Lorne) MacDonald, New Brunswick; a sister-in-law, Kay Mercer, Burgeo; also a number of nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Hodder in 2011, by a daughter, Joan Dora Hodder, two sons, Gerald and John Hodder, a sister, Florence Mercer, brothers Jack, Gerald and Gilbert Mercer.
Visitation for Annie will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
MacDONALD, Glynath 'Gwen' Munroe
Generous by nature, strong in spirit and devoted to her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor, born storyteller, and enjoyed a good joke. She was a loyal Newfoundlander. Gwen loved music especially Irish, Newfoundland and church hymns and she enjoyed singing. She was an excellent cook and baker, she shared this talent with her family and friends. She was skilled in sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and all the family have benefited from her talents.
Gwen was a member of Christ the King Anglican Church, where she served as a member of the Altar Guild and Christ Church Ladies Guild. She was a former member of the Ashby Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Gwen was a person whose faith meant much to her.
Gwen is survived by her loving children, Rev. Reg (Sandy), Victor (Christena), Bryan (Diane); sister, Dora Hatcher; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as well as her nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, daughter, Thelma, sisters, Ivy (Bennett), Hazel (Oates) and Ina (Earle).
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Anglican Church of Christ the King with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Reception to follow at the Cedar's Club, MacKenzie Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Resurrection. The family would like to thank the staff of the ICU at the CBRH for their care and compassion given to Gwen. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
Ada grew up in a giving and loving family, and then met the love of her life, Tim who she adored and had 36 wonderful years together. They loved to dance, fish, hunt, picnic, play cards and spend time with friends. As a mother, she was the best - always there for her family. In true Newfoundland style, her home was spotless. It was said you could "eat off the kitchen floor". She always welcomed company into their home and could stretch a meal to feed anyone who came through the door. Losing Tim brought great sadness into her life, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren helped to bring the spark back into her eyes. She learned to drive after Tim's passing, and took great pride in her independence, especially in being able to make surprise visits to her family. She loved to play bingo and will be sadly missed by all her friends. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joan Salah for her devoted and respectful care of Ada, also a sincere thank you to the nursing staff at 5 East of the Northside General Hospital and all the volunteers with Palliative Care and the Legion.
Visitation for Ada will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
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