CORBETT, Mary Gertrude 'Gertie'
The Cape Breton Post, February 9, 2016
Born in South Branch Nfld.
Passed in Sydney on February 5th, 2016
We, the family of the late Gertie Corbett, 92, are saddened by her sudden passing on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
Born in South Branch, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Eunice and Thomas Aucoin.
Gertie spent her early years in Cheticamp and Whitney Pier. She enjoyed a very social and active lifestyle, up until a few years ago. Some of her favourite times, were spent at the Pensioners Club, playing Tarabish with her son, Tom. She also loved dancing, and spending time at Pearl and Pepper's Karaoke at Branch 12 Legion. However her most favourite times were when Donald and Kathy came home and they had a good feed of cabbage rolls, and played the guitars.
She is survived by her daughters, Vange Gray (her loving caretaker), Terry (Doc) Petrie, and her son, Donald (Kathy) Corbett. She is also survived by her bothers, Donnie (Ellie) and Willie (Phyllis). Also left to mourn are her grandchildren, Paul 'Ecky', Dawn, Dale, Gwen, Karrie, Dianne, Amy, Fred, Joanne, Kim, Callie, Tammy, Tara-Lee, Chris and Josh. She is also survived by 26 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Gertie was predeceased by her husband, Phonse Corbett, in 1977. She was also predeceased by sons, Tom and Raymond; sisters, Nora and Eileen; brothers, Leonard, Ferman, Raymond, Butch and Jimmy.
Family flowers only. Donations in Gertie's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the CNIB
The family would like to thank the staff of 4A CBRH, VON, and The Cove Guest Home.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
MacARTHUR, Daniel Angus 'Dan'
The Cape Breton Post, February 27, 2016
Born in Cordroy Valley Newfoundland on February 22nd, 1936
Passed in New Waterford on February 23rd, 2016
On Feb. 23, 2016, Daniel Angus MacArthur, 80, passed away peacefully at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in the Codroy Valley, N.L. on Feb. 22, 1936, he was the son of the late Allan and Mary (MacDonald) MacArthur.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth (MacNeil); his brother, Martin (Rhoda), Valleyview, Alta.; his sister, Margaret Cormier, Codroy Valley, N.L.; his sister-in-law, Marie MacArthur, Codroy Valley, N.L. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were so special to him.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, John, George, Sears, Frank, Jim and Louis, sister, Loretta, his in-laws, Jim and Esther MacNeil and also by his good friend and brother-in-law, Leo Cormier, Codroy Valley, N.L.
Dan was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years. He served with the 1st and 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Guards and with the 3RCR. He was a member of the first peacekeeping force sent to Cyprus. Until recently, he faithfully attended the yearly reunions of the Atlantic Branch of the Canadian Guards. Upon retirement from the forces, Dan worked as a Commissionaire at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Being so proud of his Scottish heritage, Dan and his wife, Elizabeth, travelled to many concerts and music sessions featuring Cape Breton fiddle music. Part of each summer was spent at the Lighthouse Cottages in Port Hood enjoying the scenery and the beach. Numerous week-ends were spent in Mabou. Many valued friendships were formed in both places.
Dan had a great interest in politics and regularly watched the Parliamentary Channel. He enjoyed reading books about the history of the Atlantic Provinces and anything about Newfoundland. He played golf and followed both golf and curling on television. In his early Army days, he was a long distance runner.
Dan faced his health issues with courage, dignity and determination. While quiet and unassuming, he had a wonderful sense of humour. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family and close friends.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m., all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Deacon Leo Penny will officiate the funeral service. Interment to follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. The reception will be held at St. Leonard Hall.
Donations to the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund would be appreciated.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Rest in peace, Dan.
MacLEOD, Sarah 'Ann'
The Cape Breton Post, February 24, 2016
Born in Newfoundland
Passed in Glace Bay on February 21st, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at the Seaview Manor.
Ann was born in Nfld., and was the daughter of the late John and Florence Dean.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband, William; sons, Dossie, James Howard, Eric, Barry; four brothers, six sisters, three half-brothers and three grandchildren.
Ann is survived by son, Donald (Marilyn); daughters, Dolly (Ron), Ann, Bev (Melvin) and Helen; also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 from 12-2 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date.
The family would like to thank the nursing and caregiver staff at Seaview Manor for their special care and thoughtfulness to our mother.
The Cape Breton Post, February 18, 2016
Born in Burnt Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in Sydney on February 16th, 2016
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our brother, uncle and friend, Job Organ, age 80, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Burnt Islands, Nfld. on June 19, 1935, he was the son of the late Clemeth and Nora (Smurrage) Organ.
Job fished all of his life in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and loved to have a fun game of cards.
He is survived by his two sisters, Selina (Don) Hatcher, Ruby (Ross) Whitman, many nieces and nephews and his special friend, Theresa Marsh.
Job was predeceased by three sisters, Ella Mae (Bill) Munden, Viola (Raymond) Burton and Vera, and by brothers, Jim (Dorcas), Gordon and Bradley.
There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
The Cape Breton Post, February 10, 2016
Born in Brigus Nfld.
Passed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 6th, 2016
Marion (nee Jerrett) Urich died on Feb. 6, 2016 at the Abbey Lane Palliative Care Unit in Halifax.
Born in Brigus, Nfld. to the late Ernest Jerrett and Mary Gill, Marion moved to Louisbourg, N.S. with former spouse, John Urich, in 1962. Marion loved music, performing in theatre, entertaining and was the life of the party, playing piano and singing everyone's favourites. An accomplished musician, she was choir director and organist of the Stella Maris Parish for over 30 years.
She is survived by her children, Teresa, Louisbourg, John (Karen), Dartmouth, Jill (Allan), Halifax and Nancy (Seth), West Pennant. Grandchildren, Jack (Sorren), Alex, Ruby, Charles, Jenny, Maddy, Willy, Joey and Woodrow.
Also surviving are sisters, Dan, Pat, Lynn and Nancy; half-sisters, Grace and Ruth Alice and half-brothers, George and Charles.
She was predeceased by her son, Tony; sister, Betty; half-sister, Mary-Elaine and half-brothers, Wilburt and Dave.
Cremation has taken place, a service will be held in Louisbourg this summer.
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