DAY, Vivian Irene
The Cape Breton Post, February 8, 2017
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and sister, Vivian Irene Day, on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Born in Mose Ambrose, Newfoundland on November 7, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hilda (Knott) Day. In her early adulthood, she relocated to North Sydney and soon thereafter started a family. Years later, when the youngest of her five children started school, Vivian joined the workforce, employed with Sobeys for many years. Mom loved her grandchildren. Being called "Nan" was her greatest life accomplishment. Vivian is lovingly remembered by her family, daughters, Janice Steele; granddaughter, Meghan, Cheryl MacDonald; grandchildren, Joe, Morgan and Brenna (father Brian), Laurie (Danny) Holic; grandchildren, Jordan and Kendra, son Shawn Steele (Karen); grandchildren, Jack, Mark and Julianne; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Matthew Steele (mother Kathy), and sisters, Mary (Derek) Hounsell, Halifax and Annette (Roy) Bennett, North Sydney. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robbie Steele and her brother, John Day. Visitation for Vivian Day will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A private family service will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www. jmjobesfuneralhome.com
LEON, Edith Mary
The Cape Breton Post, February 8, 2017
Passed in Sydney on February 7th, 2017
Edith Mary Leon (93) passed away February 7, 2017 at the Celtic Court, Sydney. Born in St. Lawrence Newfoundland to the late Tom and Mary Tobin. Edith is survived by daughter, Jeannette (Mel) Neville, Sydney, Diane Carson, Sydney and son, Fred, L'Ardoise. She was predeceased by husband, Fred; son, Robert; sister, Lucy MacNeil; brothers, Tom and Bill. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place and keeping with Edith's wishes there will be no visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the SW Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Father Paul Murphy officiating. Donations in Edith's memory can be made to the charity of your choice. We, the family would like to express our sincere thank you to management, staff and residents of Scotia Lane, for their love, kindness and friendship shown to our mother the past eight years she made Celtic Court her home. Online condolences can be sent to www.chantfuneralhome.ca
The Cape Breton Post, February 28, 2017
Born in Petries, NL on December 8th, 1942
Passed in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on February 26th, 2017
After a long journey with Cancer, Elaine, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Born in Petries, Nfld, December 8, 1941, she grew up in Sydney, graduated from Sydney Academy and started a career with Air Canada. Elaine was involved for many years with the Sydney Rotary shows and early Follies as well as Sweet Adelines Chorale group in Calgary as a singer, dancer, and choreographer. Married to Joseph Lloyd Miller, they spent 40 years in Calgary raising their family and making many wonderful memories with great friends and neighbours. Elaine loved to travel and entertain and was a gracious hostess for many, especially any Maritimers away from home. That tradition of hospitality continued when she and Joe moved to Antigonish for their retirement in 2006.
Elaine will be missed for her great love of getting together with the ladies for Bridge, swimming, coffee or a party. She greatly enjoyed volunteering for the CWL and St. Martha's Hospital Auxilliary as well as supporting Joe with his decades of service with the Knights of Columbus. She will be dearly remembered for her devotion to her family throughout her life and the example of love, strength, and courage she provided to us all. Elaine was deeply grateful to all the many friends and relatives for the love and caring they showed her and Joe in her time in Calgary and Antigonish, especially during her time of need.
Elaine is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Joseph; daughters, Meagan (David) Kennedy (Antigonish), Kerrie Anne (Scott) Roberts (Prince George, BC), Erin (Peter) Holub (Eckville, AB); grandchildren, Duncan, Hugh, Angus, Mairinn, Joseph, Bridget, Doyle, Keaghan, Ethan, and Nolan; as well as brothers, Don (Vancouver, BC), David (St. Margaret's Bay), Lorne (Chatham, ON); brothers-in-law, Alex (Irene), Jerry (Teresa), Rohan, Danny, all of Sydney, Kevin (Fran), Orleans, ON, Darryl (Buck Lake, AB); sisters-in-law, Judith (Margaree) and Patricia (Jimmy) Willis (Sydney); and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Abram and Maud LeDrew; parents-in-law, Alex and Marion Miller; special aunts, Blanche and Marjorie; brothers-in-law, Cyril, Brian and sister-in-law, Eunice.
A special thank you to all those who provided comfort and care, but most of all friendship. Her doctors, the countless amazing nurses at St. Martha's, the VG, and the VON have been the most wonderful examples of God's grace and loving mercy in action. Information on visitation, funeral and donations can be found at www.clcurry.com