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CLARK, MARY JANE
Gordon leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his partner Theresa MacDonald, his children, Marlene (Joseph) Barron, William (Diane) Clevett, John (Helen) Clevett, his grandchildren, Joey Barron, Jason Barron, John Barron, William Clevett, Jeffrey Clevett, Sarah Clevett-Bruce and Shawna Lamothe. Great grandchildren, Rodney, Brady and Samantha Bruce and Gio Barron, his sister, Mabel (Ken) Lemoine, Port Aux Basques. He was predeceased by his wife, Sarah (Wells) Clevett, his brothers and sisters, Grace (Felix) Hatcher, Andrew (Ella) Clevett, Charles (Miria) Clevett, Shirley (Henry) Hardy, Ralph (Ethel) Clevett and infant sister, Nina Clevett.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick, the nurses of 4 West Floor of the Northside General Hospital and all of Gordon's friends who made his last few days comfortable. Visitation for Gordon will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Interment will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery, Johnston Road, North Sydney. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Words of comfort and condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
Dad resided the past four years at the Harbourview Hospital, Veterans Unit, where he made friends and was given excellent care by all the staff. Our many thanks to you for all you did to make his stay a pleasant one. He especially loved to go on the bus with Leah around the countryside. Dad was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Navy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19 in North Sydney. After the war he worked on many freight schooners and the Dominion coal boats. Later he became a member of the International Labourers Union and worked many construction jobs around the island. During his lifetime he enjoyed hunting with his friends and spending time with his grandchildren. Family and the children were very important to him. Dad was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his daughters, Elaine Johnstone (Lloyd) , Georges River, Sharon Barnes (Tony), North Sydney; son, Thomas, North Sydney; step-daughter, Jacqueline Hannem, Lower Sackville, NS; daughter-in-law, Betty Hannem, Winnipeg, Manitoba; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Gertie (Kendall) Thornhill; infant daughter, Linda Priscilla; granddaughter, Kelly Thornhill; daughter-in-law, Margo Thornhill; step-son, Charles Hannem; sisters, Dorothy Thompson and Caroline Thornhill; brothers, Ernest Thornhill and Benjamin Thornhill. Visitation will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missionary Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
WHELAN, Francis Jerome
Francis was employed with the federal government until his retirement, then for his wife, Noreen, he purchased Hole Lotta Subs for their 25th wedding anniversary. He was the backbone of the business being involved in all of the daily routines. He was a hard worker who enjoyed puttering around the yard. He loved spending time with his precious grandchildren and countless evenings enjoying family dinners and conversations around the table. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Francis is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Noreen (Conway); his children, Wendy (Kent) Lewis, Wanda (Donald) MacKinnon, Troy Whelan; his four precious grandchildren, Tanner and Tessa MacKinnon, Dawson and Leyton Whelan. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary (Eddie) Edmonds, Helen (Stan) McHugh, Betty (Bill) Wall; many nieces and nephews; special neighbor and friend Andy Pitman as well as the extended Conway family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 2,2016 at Our Lady of Fatima Parish with Father Duaine Deveraux officiating.
Reception to follow in the basement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the ICU for their care and compassion given to dad during his time there.
WILLIAMS, JOHN JOSEPH (JACK)
Jack was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Navy. After the war, he worked on many freight schooners and the Dominion coal boats. For 25 years, Jack was also a well-respected maintenance employee for Sobey's Prince Street in Sydney, retiring in 1989. With great pride and perfection, Jack was always attentive to any task at hand; he was "Jack" of all trades and a 'master' of them all, especially the fine craftsmanship of building beautiful wooden models of the Bluenose with every intricate detail in place. This was a hobby he embarked on with his nephew, William "Bill" Dicks and wife, Wanda, whom he resided with in George's River after the loss of his beloved wife, Julie in April 1996. His fine art of model boat building was recognized in the community and they stand proudly on many mantels of family and friends. Jack was a member of the North Sydney Pensioners Club and resided at Central Court, Stanley Street prior to his admission to Harbourview.
Jack is survived by his youngest sister, Laura Gossen and niece, Kelly, Vancouver, B.C., many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Julie (May); sisters, Katherine (Frank) Dicks, Bridget (Bill) White and Mary (Bill) Green. Special 'thanks' to everybody at Central Court, Stanley Street, for always looking out for Jack. Your kindness and concern will never be forgotten. Special thanks to the nursing staff of 5 East at the Northside General, to Dr. Paul Hickey and secretary, Lori for your helpfulness, care and kindness always. Thank you to the Palliative Care staff for putting Jack`s comfort first. Thank you to the Veteran's Unit staff for making Jack`s short stay comfortable. Thanks, also, to the Northside Homemakers and VON for your care. Thanks to Sandra Smith for your professional foot care.
Visitation for Jack will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, August 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will take place in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, King St., North Sydney on Thursday, August 25th at 11 a.m., with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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