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FUDGE, Marie (Bagg)
She moved to Louisbourg with her husband Nathan and their two children, Loretta and Nathan, her son Eric was born in Sydney a few years later. Marie was a stay at home wife and mother who loved her family. Mom always had a smile and enjoyed being around people. Marie is survived by her daughter Loretta (Billy) Barter; daughter-in-law, Lilly MacDonald; her grandchildren, Lorrie (Blair) MacGillivary, Jonathan and Sabrina Barter, Conor Barter (Courtney), Alice (Peter) Morse; her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Noah and Coby Barter and Charlie Morse; nieces and nephews, as well as her special niece Shirley (Bob) Miles. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Nathan, sons Eric and Nathan, sisters, Ethel, Maryann, Irene, Elizabeth, Alice, Maude and Julia, brothers, James, Jack and Simon.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Northwood Care in Halifax, where mom spent three years there, also to the nurses and staff of the Harbourstone Enhanced Care.Visitation will be held today, (Tuesday, April 26, 2016) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery in Louisbourg. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home.
LEAMON, Louis B.
MUISE, Helen 'Nellie'
Nellie is survived by Nelson, her husband of 68 years; eight children, Brian (Maggie), Musquodoboit Harbour, David (Deborah), Sydney, Paula (Onni), South Bar, Michael (Linda), Sydney, Margaret (Roger) Brown, Sydney, Robert (Susan), Elmsdale, Helen (Stephen) Joseph, Sydney, Joe (Mary), Prescott, Ontario; 17 grandchildren, Vicki and JoAnne Muise, Alison Trainer, Geoffrey Muise, Cathy Huntington and Beth Muise, Barry Muise, Jessica McBride and Holley Gillis, Richard, Emily and Cindy Brown, Meg Muise, Craig and Janine Joseph, Sam and Katie Muise and 14 great-grandchildren, Oscar, Tashi, Leo, Olivia, Claire, Sarah, Devon, Jonah, Hillary, Chloe, Blaire, Will, Chloe and Jack. She is also survived by her brother Mike (Sally) Mahoney, Sydney River and sister, Vangie Corbett, USA and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by daughter, Janine; grandson, David Joseph; sisters, Margaret MacNeil, Rachel Martin and Loie Dunn.
Nellie cared for her family at home on Cabot Street, a home that was always welcoming to friends and family. She prepared uncountable meals, always including homemade bread whose aroma lured in neighbours and friends. There was always room for one more. Mountains of laundry kept her large family in clean clothes. She also guarded over her children with determination to keep everyone healthy, well behaved, warm, clean, educated and respectful. Nellie loved to sing and dance. She and Nelson hosted many parties and the entertainment included singing together with friends, accompanied by Nelson on guitar. She loved the Newfoundland music she grew up with and sang along with country music turned up nice and loud while she kept the house spic and span.
Summer meant loading the crew into one of a series of Chevys and heading to the bungalow in Margaree. The place was small, and for many years did not have running water or electricity but it could hold numerous cousins and friends. Over the years it was an extension of her hospitality and love of family and friends. So many games of cards and laughter on evenings and rainy days.
Both Nellie and Nelson loved Newfoundland. For many years they made trips there, often with her brother Mike and his wife Sally. They visited family and made friends all over the island. They also made a network of friends across Canada through their involvement with seniors' organizations. In the sixties they worked to help build the local fledgling NDP party. They are very proud to have taken Tommy Douglas and his wife on a picnic to Louisbourg where they drank tea and admired the ocean. Lester Pearson also had tea in the house on Cabot Street while campaigning against Diefenbaker. The kids still had to go to schools on those days.
Visitation Sunday, April 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass, Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 40 Cabot St., Sydney. The family thanks the staff and residents of Willston House for their kindness and support, the staff of palliative care and VON who helped her through her final illness and Dr. Jean Crosby and nurse Wendy MacIntyre for many years of care. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the David Nelson Joseph playground fund. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com
Alfie was born the last of six children to the late Alfred and Mary (Russell) Sheppard in Sheppard's Cove, Little Catalina, Newfoundland on Dec. 5, 1921. Alfie's father was lost at sea when the schooner the "President Coaker" went down in 1923 on its way back from Brazil; Alfie was only two years of age. Alfie then moved with his family to Port Union, Newfoundland. Alfie had many happy and wonderful stories which he told his family over the years about his happy life in Port Union. At the early age of 16, Alfie went to work in Labrador to help his family. Later, he would work in Boston and on his return to his homeland, Newfoundland, he met the love of his life, Olive Mae Butler. Olive and Alfie were married on July 5, 1951 and celebrated their 60th anniversary before Olive passed in 2010. Alfie worked for the CN Railway and then Eastern Light and Power. Upon his retirement in 1986, Alfie was working for the Nova Scotia Power Corporation as a Lineman.
Alfie and Olive had many happy and wonderful years together. They enjoyed dancing on the weekends, one of their greatest pleasures. Each summer, they would head to Newfoundland to visit with Nana Sheppard and the family. Alfie loved camping; they camped all over Cape Breton and many places in Nova Scotia. The family has many happy memories of their camping times together. Alfie was a member of the Cape Breton Citizen Band Radio Club and enjoyed speaking to people from all over the world. Alfie was active all his life and enjoyed bowling up to a few years ago. He was a member of the IOOF, Sydney Branch for many years. He spent many happy hours in the garage crafting gifts for those he held dear.
After Olive's passing, Alfie went to live with his youngest daughter, Peggy, her husband Kenny and her family. Every morning, he and David Sr. would head out to the Tim Horton's in the Pier to talk about old times at the Power Commission with his buddies. Dorothy and Alfie had many wonderful drives around the area recalling memories and old friends. He was well loved and will be missed greatly by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alfie is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Clarence (Eileen) Butler; sisters-in-law, Irene Cottiers, Dorothy Manuge and Phoebe Porter. Also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews who will miss Uncle Alf's wit and humour. Alfie was predecessed by his wife, Olive, daughter Linda, grandson Anthony Sheppard and great-granddaughter, Autumn Mombourquette; brother Moses (Margaret) Sheppard and sisters, Jessie (Bert) Butler, Nellie (Calvin) Diamond, Hazel (Bill) Wicks, Cory (Jim) Haley; sister-in-law, Sadie Elles; brothers-in-law, Ed Porter, Jules Elles, John Manuge and Phillip Cottiers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Trevor Guy and the staff of 3A for their outstanding, compassionate and professional care; as well as the doctors and nurses in the An Cala, Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their loving and tender care of our father. Cremation has taken place. Keeping with Alfie's wishes, there will be no visitation and a request for no flowers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at All Saint's Anglican Church, New Waterford, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown with a luncheon taking place at All Saints Anglican Church (lower level). Donations in Alfie's memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, An Cala Palliative Care Unit or a charity of your choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
SKINNER, Margaret (Kendall)
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Linda (Denis) Chislett, Barrie, Ont.; brothers, George Kendall, Cornerbrook, Nfld., Montford Kendall, Prescott, Ont., by her stepchildren, Roland (Joan) Skinner, Ross (Kay) Skinner, Brenda (Paul) LeBlanc, all of North Sydney, Blane Skinner, Florenceville, N.B., also by 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Barbara Kendall, Joyce Kendall and Pamela Kendall. Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Dorcie Kendall; her second husband, Matthew Skinner; her three sons, Wesley, Stanley and Walter Kendall; her brothers, Henry and Walter Kendall; her sisters, Edith Lilly and Audrey Park.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick and the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home for their excellent care of Margaret during the past number of years. Visitation for Margaret 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 service will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Theresa was a lifetime member of St. Agnes CWL. She was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Dart League and Growing Old Gracefully Society. Theresa enjoyed playing cards, bingo, skating, a good joke and going to the casino. She will be sadly missed by her friends at the senior's complex on MacLeod Avenue, New Waterford.
Theresa is survived by two daughters, Celina 'Minnie' Gottwald (Joe Burke), Donna Durdle (Bill), one son, Gordie (Wanda); 10 grandchildren, Aubrey, Kim, Jaime, Gregory, Nicole, Tammy, Joann, Elliott, Samantha, Kevin; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Chester Webb, two sons, Chester Jr., Ronnie, one daughter, Lucy, seven sisters, two brothers and her son in law, John 'Gooks' Gottwald.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Ray Huntley is Thursday, 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. The reception will be held in the parish hall, Convent Street. Donations in Theresa's memory may be made to the Diabetic Association or your local SPCA. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca CWL members will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
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