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CLARKE, Martha Jane
Martha was a very kind and generous person who loved children. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her nieces, Alice (Phillip) Long, North Sydney, Hazel (Roger) Poirier, Montreal; her sister-in-law, Lila Beazley, Burin, N.L.; her grandnieces, Allison Osborne, Calgary, Janice Day, North Sydney, Linda (Pierre) Courchesne, Montreal; her grandnephews, Craig (Kim) Osborne, Washington, Danny and Benoit, both of Montreal; and by several nieces and nephews in Newfoundland. Martha was predeceased by her loving husband, Reuben, sisters, Jane, Sarah, Lydia and brothers, William, Hubert, John.
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church in Martha's memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Claude is survived by his stepson, Ronald (Sylvie) Bond, Quebec; his step-son-in-law, Charles Downey, Toronto; his two step-granddaughters, Carol (Steve) Chalmers, Sandra (Jim) Bridges; and his four step-great-grandchildren, Joel, Kristen and Scott Chalmers, Denise Nicole Bridges, all of Toronto. He was predeceased by his wife, Verina Harriette Courtney in 2010, his step-daughter, Barbara Downey in 2012 and his siblings. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
She is survived by daughters Jessie Williams, Glace Bay, Eileen (Bill) Hynes, Cornerbrook, Lestra (John) Jobes, Winnipeg, Alda Leader Swain, Glace Bay; and by sons Robert (Sheila), Courtice, Ontario, Ronald (Karen), Dartmouth, and Arthur (Betty), Bonaventure, Quebec. She shared many precious hours with her thirty-two grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Etta Matheson of Glace Bay, and Ada Fudge, Riverview, NB. She was predeceased by her husband, William, by her daughter and son-in-law Anna and Jay McDonald; sons-in-law Irvin Williams and Bill Swain; grandson Gerald Williams; sisters Beulah Cavers, Muriel Duffett, Eileen MacPherson and Claudine Almon; and by brothers Leslie, Bert, Joseph and Norman.
Following the death of her husband she pursued painting, and became an accomplished artist. In healthier times, she looked forward to her weekly card game with "the girls". She loved to travel, take brisk walks, or stroll in her garden. She enjoyed the company of family and friends who often delighted in listening to her accounts of the family history and the many poems she could recite from memory.
The family extends sincere thanks to Edna's many special friends, neighbors and caregivers for their kindness and caring. Special thanks to Dr. Gordon Spencer.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home. A service of remembrance and celebration of Edna's life will be held at Knox United Church on Tuesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
Family flowers only. In lieu, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
MacRURY, Beulah Francis
Beulah is survived by her loving husband, Donald MacRury, Harbourstone; daughters, Shawna (Alex) Barter, Deer Lake, N.L., Sharon MacRury (Alec Phillips), Marion Bridge; son, James (Minnie) MacRury, Sydney; five wonderful grandchildren, Donald, Shawn and Robert MacRury, Ian and Caitlin Barter. She is also survived by her sister, Hazel Watters, Bras d'Or; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth 'Betty' Dyer, Sydney, and Lillian Dyer, Lower Sackville; as well as nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Lee in infancy, sisters, Evelyn and Ruby, brothers, George, Gordon and Fred, mother and father-in-law, James and Jessie MacRury.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 2:30-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
Ken served with the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. After moving to North Sydney he worked for a period of time with Irving Oil before continuing on to Navigation School in Halifax and obtaining his Captains Ticket to work with the Atlantic Pilotage Authority on the pilot boat in North Sydney and Port Hawkesbury. Ken was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Ken was very much an outdoorsman, enjoying deer, rabbit and duck hunting. Also an avid fly fisherman, he fished for years in North River, Margaree Valley and Codroy Valley in Newfoundland. Above all though, Ken was a loving husband, the best father and wonderful grandfather. A very quiet and wise man Ken was always thinking and sharing his wisdom with those around him. We are so proud and thankful to have had him in our lives.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Battiste); daughters, Jane (Robert) Black, Dartmouth and Brenda (Arnold) Sparkes, Hammonds Plains; granddaughters, Jane Elizabeth Wood, Pembroke, Ont., Rebecca Anne Sparkes, Victoria, B.C. and grandson, Michael Kenneth Robert Black, Toronto, Ont. Also surviving is his brother, Lorne (Millie), Riverview and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by brothers, Tom, Herman, Jim, Allan and sisters, Florence Anne, Cedella and Vivian.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. As per Ken's wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
The family sends a very special thanks to Northside Homemakers especially Kathy Walker, Northside at Home Care Services, the staff of 4W and 2W at the Northside General Hospital, Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Marilyn and our special angel, Laura, and Dr. Poulos and the palliative care team for their care and compassion during this very difficult time. Ken fought to the very end.
Memorial donations may be sent to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Da was well known as the 'best carpenter in Glace Bay'. He was a member and actually built the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Glace Bay. Eugene was a hard working good kind gentle man of few words. He is survived by the love of his life, Sadie (Lambert); and daughters, Judy MacDonald, Diane Rogers (Bruce), Carol Snow (Rick), Debbie Blunden; and sons, Eugene (Wanda Clements) and Dave (Karen Andrews). He was predeceased by daughter, Janet Lee (Robin) Bendell, brother, Bill, sister, Hazel Evely, brothers-in-law, Harold Evely, Bob Francis, Lionel Priddle and Jim Lambert. He will be missed dearly by brother, Bob (Jackie); sisters, Nevie Priddle, Dot Francis and Pat Morris; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews loved Poppy and his playful personality, always planning a little joke. Visitation for Eugene will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will take place Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. at Bethel Family Church, Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Glace Bay Bethel Family Church.
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