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BURT, Catherine 'Beanie'
Beanie was a great cook and baker, also well known to the neighborhood for her daily routine of hanging out clothes on the line and her beautiful embroidery. She was a kind and generous person with a great sense of humor, she always enjoyed being around family and friends, she will be forever loved and greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by daughters Marlene (Blair) Small, Kay (Johnny) Zegary and Cassie(George) Melnick who was her caregiver; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister Hattie Francis of Halifax; brother-in-law Jim (Hilda) Burt; sister-in-law Cassie (Fabe) Brushett; along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by beloved husband Clyde; son Billy; grandson Johnny; sister Theresa Damude and sister-in-law Nina Wadman.
Visitation for Beanie will be held on Sunday Jan. 25 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Monday Jan. 26 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday Jan. 27, 11a.m., at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Donations in Beanie's name can be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church. Online condolences can be sent to family www.pattenfuneral.com
DROHAN, Bridget (O'Rourke)
'Bride', a longtime resident of 84 French St. Whitney Pier, was the devoted mother and matriarch of her large family. She was always supportive of her children's extensive sporting and educational activities. She was also a devout member of Holy Redeemer parish, actively involved in the CWL. Mom particularly enjoyed family gatherings where her love and kindness were evident. She was an unselfish, caring woman whose smile and sense of humour would light up any gathering. She enjoyed cooking a 'scoff' for her clan and their guests, often on a moment's notice, and her generosity was extended to all who entered her home. She especially enjoyed her 'Club' and playing cards.
Bridget was predeceased by her daughter Ann Marie McNabb; her son Al; her granddaughter Sara; sister Catherine; brothers Jack and Phil as well as her stepmother Susannah Hollohan. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Donnie) Miller with whom she previously resided; sons Ray, Chuck (Pat), Jerry (Arlene), Donnie, Terry (Nancy); daughter-in-law Nancy; son-in-law Sandy McNabb; her sister Margaret 'Peg' (Charles) Carrie of Oshawa, ON; by her 12 grandchildren, Cristin, David, Jenna, Tara, Jessica, Shannon, Joanna, Liam, Ashley, Meagan, Emma, Ryan; her 4 great grandchildren, Cole, Caden, Rebecca and Rachael. Mom is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Kathleen O'Rourke, Hattie O'Rourke and Bonnie (Gordie MacDonald); brother-in-law John and in-laws: Pat, Margie, Elizabeth Drohan, and Claude Royal.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Drohan will be Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home, 25 Xavier Dr., Sydney, B1S 2R9, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or to the AT Children's Project: www.atcp.org/donate Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com
LeDREW, Robert George
LONG, Lucy (Collier)
Lucy is survived by 15 children; daughters; Roseleen (the late Tom) Collier, Mary (Alex) Campbell, Phyllis (Steven) Clarke, Carrie (Tom) Boutilier, Christine (Melvin) Devoe, Betty (Sheldon) Burton, Louise Smith; and sons; Lawrence (Judy), Garf (Louise), George (Elaine), Gerald (Sharon), Simon (Mary), Bernie (Cecilia), Paul (Glenda), and Kenny (Susan). She was also survived by a brother Paul Collier and sister Bernie Organ from St Albans, Newfoundland. Lucy is also survived by 46 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Lucy was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Lawrence Long; son Eric Long; daughter Mabel (Connie) Scott; and grandson Chad Smith; her sisters Susan House, Mary Davis, Nora House, all from Newfoundland and Margaret Cox, North Sydney; her brothers John, Simon and Abe all from Newfoundland.
The family would like to send special thanks to the staff of Taigh Solas and Dr. Hickey for their loving and caring support. They treated mom as their own and went above and beyond her expectations. Visitation for Lucy will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
McNEIL, Mary Margaret (Keating)
She is survived by her children, Corinne (Al) MacKay, Oshawa Ont.; Keating (Leona), Summerside, P.E.I.; Charlene (Gerry) Nixon, Ottawa, Ont.; Paul (Pam), Eagenville, Ont.; Catherine Julia (Michael) Cullen, Dartmouth; Joseph (Gaylene Pittman), Labrador City, Nfld; Carmelitta (Michael) McNeil, Caledonia; Colina McNeil, Coldbrook; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles William McNeil; son, Donald and his wife, Doreen MacIntyre; brothers, Harold, Hynes, Cyril, Raymond and Richard; sisters, Marion MacDonald, Mildred Aubert, Kathleen MacIntosh and Moia Kelliher.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral to be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport, Cape Breton at a later date under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Memorial donations may be made to Hillside Pines Home for Special Care, St. Joseph Parish, Bridgewater, Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport or Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River. Special thank you to the staff of Hillside Pines and to Pauline and Walter Gregg. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com or by messaging firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 28th 7 - 9 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. Funeral Service to be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Campbell St. in North Sydney on Thursday, January 29th at 11a.m. with Rev. Richie Robinson officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Messages and memorials may be directed to Major's family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com
TURNER, Frances Selena
Born July 28, 1916, in Grand Banks, Newfoundland, Frances was the daughter of the late Harry and Rachel (Price) Witherall. As the eldest of fourteen children, Fran left school at an early age to help her parents raise and support her 13 brothers and sisters. This dedication to family carried on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a good example of this was when even in her 80s she could be found in a pup tent with her great-grandsons Michael and Mark.
Fran is survived by her only daughter Frances (Mrs. Charles Seymour), North Sydney, son David (Collette Parsons), Louisbourg and daughter-in-law Norma Turner, Whittier, Ca., also by grandchildren, Raylene (Jim Bowerman), LaHabra, Ca, Catherine Turner, Whittier, Ca, Charlene (Mrs. Paul Perry), Sydney, Rayanne Turner (Timmie LeMoine), Sydney, Norma Jean Turner, Whittier, Ca, David Turner (Judy Musgrave), Sydney. Also surviving are her beloved and cherished great-grandchildren Michael and Mark Perry, Shayna and Savannah Turner, Brian Ingram, Garrett, Jacob and Rachel Van Dyck, Stephanie and David Turner, by her sisters, Mildred (Donald) Inder, North Sydney, Pauline (Steven) MacKeigan, Sydney Mines and godson James Inder, North Sydney. Frances was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years David, Dec. 11, 1996, her son Raymond, Nov. 17, 2014, as well as six brothers George, Charles, William, Benjamin, Frederick, Raymond and five sisters Olive, Beatrice, Edith, Annie and Muriel.
Frances was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She was an avid card and bingo player; she enjoyed a good game of 45s and particularly going to the Sealanes Bingo Hall with her sisters Annie and Dot and her dear friend Helen Perry.
There will be no visitation by request. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
VOUTIER, Thomas 'Skipper'
He is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Voutier (Lloyd), Glace Bay, Ruby Larocque, Sudbury, Ont., Alma St. Martin, Glace Bay, brothers, sisters, grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte (Purchase) Voutier, one son, Norman and siblings. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m., both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment in Chalmers United Cemetery, Ocean Avenue, Dominion. Memorial donations in Thomas's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
YOUNG, Sarah Alvina 'Vina'
She is survived by her five daughters, Sharon (Archie) Forrestall, Mulgrave, N.S., Beverly (Doug) Currie, Dartmouth, Bernice Masters, North Sydney, Marlene (Peter) MacLean, Port Hawkesbury, Charmaine (Victor) Sakalauskas, New Minas; two sons, Greg (Chris) Oshawa, and Grant of Peterborough, Ont.; by her 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Hazel Smith of Nfld. and her brother, Claude (Lena) Johnson of Labrador City, N.L. Vina was predeceased by her husband, Michael G. Young; her son, Michael James Young; her daughter-in-law, Theresa; an infant granddaughter, Susan Currie; sisters, Ida and Vivian and by two childhood brothers.
Visitation for Vina will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday from St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
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