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DRAKE, Cornelius John 'Con'
Con is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Terry) Jessome, Long Island, Lynn (Alex) Finlayson, Florence; three sons, Hughie (Cynthia) Drake, Brian (Bev) Drake, Rick (Pam) Nicholson, all of North Sydney; one sister Betty (Stuart) Tait, North Sydney; special sibling Jean Merritt; his furry friend 'Toby', also by 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a special niece Georgina (Leroy) Musgrave and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Catherine (Wilkie) Drake, two grandchildren Catherine Ann and Danielle Michelle Jessome, by his brothers, Bill and Patrick Drake, by his faithful companion and friend 'Brandy'.
Visitation for Cornelius will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, April 20 at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
HICKMAN, Norman Wilson
Norman is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary (Benteau) and his daughters, Shirley, Valerie (Joe), Charlotte (John) and Susan (Danny); grandchildren, Heather, Kym (Michael), Don (Kim), Erica (Brian), Clifton (Cheryl), Ryan (Erin), Brandon (Lisa) and great-grandchildren, William, Samantha, Sidney, Keegan, Nathan, Brody, Brandon and Callum. He is also survived by his sister, Mary (Burke); brother, George; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Norman was predeceased by his brothers, Rendall, Wallace, Herbert, Jabez, Curtis, James and sister, Hester.
Visitation for the late Norman Hickman will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, April 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Norman will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Following the service light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Harbourstone, Wentworth Court, for the compassionate care provided to Norman for the past five and a half years. Donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Sst. Alban's Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com
Kay is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Graham) Dunlop, Donna (Donnie) MacDonald, both of Sydney; sons Steve (Marie) Lewis, Sydney, Anthony (Louise), Cole Harbour and her 7 grandchildren, Christopher, Kellie (Donald), Stephanie, Kenzie, Laura, Allyson, Nicholas, her 3 great grandchildren Emily, Shelby, Hayden, by her numerous nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Nell Wall, ON and by her closest friend of 63 years whom she considered her sister, Hazel MacDougall of Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Lewis in 1988, brothers Gus, Leo and Gordon.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Lewis will take place today (Thursday) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. The family would like to especially thank the good people at Orchard unit of the Cove Guest Home for their exceptional care and friendship given to their mother. Donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home, 320 Alexandra St. Sydney, B1S 3A4 Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com
She is survived by her two daughters, Norma Lysecki and Carol MacKay and daughter-in-law Eleanor Mackay all of Sydney; grandchildren, Kent MacPherson, Halifax, Heather (Darrell) Sidney, Sydney, Marlene (Brian) O'Kane, Japan, and David Lysecki (Meghan MacInnes), Englishtown; great-grandchildren, David John Hanna and Britney Sidney, Madeline and twins, Michael and Thomas O'Kane. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Norman MacKay, father of her four children who passed away in 1945, a month before her fourth child was born. Her two sons, John Wayne MacKay and Norman Wendell MacKay, grandson, Norman MacPherson, sister, Margaret Day, half sisters, Alice, Emily and Mary, half brother, Dennis. In 1965 Vera married John MacKay who passed away in 2012.
Vera had a long, healthy life and lived in her own home until entering the hospital.
She received excellent care the last four days of her life from Dr. Greg Myatt and all the staff.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Reception to follow. Interment to take place at a later date in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
PARSONS, Ronald 'Ron'
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