The Cape Breton Post, January 29, 2014
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Canada on: January 27th, 2014
Florence Jessie Nicholson passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the MacGillvray Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Lew and Jessie (Marshal) Pike.
Until retirement, Florence was employed as a manager with the Nova Scotia Teachers Credit Union.
Surviving are her sons, John (Dawn), Seattle, WA and Robert, Sydney; grandchildren, Jon, Anita, Bradley, Robbie, Rodger, Richard, Cheryl, Macie and Amber; and several great-grandchildren.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, John; sister, Doris Proctor and brother, Lew Pike.
Interment will be held at a late date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Condolences may be emailed to the family at email@example.com
The Cape Breton Post, January 18, 2014
Born In: Port aux Basques
Passed in: North Sydney on: January 17th, 2014
Our beautiful mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Margaret Jane Ongo (Francis), passed from this life peacefully, on Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Margaret was a daughter of the late Philip and Rebecca (Buttery) Francis. She was born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., but spent most of her life in North Sydney, where she raised her family with the late Frederick Ongo.
Prior to raising her family, Margaret worked as a switchboard operator for Newfoundland and Ontario telephone companies. Later she ran the F&M Lunch in Boularderie and the Candle Dining Room in North Sydney. She was a tireless worker and spent many years in retail and once again in the restaurant industry, as hostess of the Gateway Restaurant in North Sydney.
Margaret was happiest when she was surrounded by family. She enjoyed being active in the lives of her children, no matter how old they became, and loved her grandchildren dearly. She was the glue that held our family together despite any obstacles or distance.
She also enjoyed time spent with friends. She was a Lifetime member of the North Sydney Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. Margaret was passionate about her bingo and few things came between her and a good game. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
Margaret is survived by her children, Darlene Watson, Sydney, Philip and his fiancé Angie, Centre Burlington, Hants County, NS, Keith Ongo and his wife, Melanie Fells and Sandra Theriault, both of Sydney Mines; by her four grandchildren, Christina and her husband Clinton O'Shea and their son Conor, Colchester England, Rebecca Ongo of Centreville, Kings County, NS, Chelsey Theriault of Sydney Mines and Greg Day, Alberta; by her sister, Dorothy Cross and brother, Oswald Francis, both of Port aux Basques, Nfld.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Lillington, when she was very young; her second husband, Fred Ongo; her sister, Regis Rose, brothers, Walter, Clarence and Arthur Francis and her son-in-law, Eric Watson.
Visitation for Margaret will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Francis Cameron officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
To the one that bears the sweetest name
And adds luster to the same,
Sweet rest to her
For there is no other,
Who will take the place
Of our dear Mother.
SLADE, Winston Arthur
The Cape Breton Post, January 29, 2014
Born In: Newfoundland on: April 10th, 1940
Passed in: Westmount, Canada on: January 27th, 2014
Winston Arthur Slade of Westmount passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 27, 2014.
Born in Newfoundland, on April 10, 1940, Winston was a pipefitter with Local 682.
Survived by his loving wife of 49 years Mary (Kennedy) Slade; two sons, Winston Jr., Andrew (Danelle), both of Toronto; three grandchildren which he adored, Madalynn, Emily and Victoria; brother Herman Slade, Sydney; sister Fay Brake, Newfoundland; and brother-in-law Michael (Sharon) Kennedy, Westmount.
He was predeceased by parents, Edgar and Ada Slade, also sister Joan Wheeler.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. At the families request there will be no funeral service, a private family burial will take place at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences can be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com
The Cape Breton Post, January 21, 2014
Passed in: Little Lorraine on: January 17th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Alexander L. Webber at the age of 76, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at home, peacefully with his family.
Born on Spotted Island Labrador, he was the son of the late Barton Webber and Rhoda (Turnbull) Webber Kennedy Boutilier.
Alex worked at National Sea Products for 45 years. He joined the work force at the age of 14 and was employed there until the plant closed. He was also a member of the "Special Constable Service" for the town of Louisbourg. He was an active lobster fisherman and he belonged to the Bateston Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years, Margaret (MacMillan); daughters, Bev (Lloyd) Snow, Pictou, Cecilia, Ontario and son-in-law, Lester Ward, Maureen (Daniel), Mira, Jeanette (Jerry) Dykstra, Marathon, Ontario; sons, Darrell (Chickie) and Robie (Raylene). He is also survived by his sisters, Laura Kennedy, Little Lorraine, Rosalie Little, Hopewell, Lillian Keats, Happy Valley, Goosebay; brother, Jim Webber, Ontario and brother-in-law, Donald MacMillan, Louisbourg. He was the proud grandfather of Tanya, Brandon, Ryan, Justine, Cody, Danielle, Kyle, Jeremy, Randy, Jovin, Monica and great-grandfather to Aiden and Maddox. He is loved by many nieces and nephews as well as many more who considered him a second Dad.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by, brothers Ken, Johnny, Herbert, Wilfred, and Abe, all of Happy Valley Goose Bay, and Robert Kennedy, Little Lorraine.
Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Main-A-Dieu with Fr. Raj officiating. Interment to follow in Main-A- Dieu Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Main-A-Dieu Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice. Family flowers only, please.
A reception to celebrate the life of Alex will follow at the Main-A-Dieu Parish.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com