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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 13, 2009 Tuesday
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:08:03 -0800


Cape Breton Deaths January 13, 2009 Tuesday

Margaret Campbell (Townsend) Burchell 101, New Victoria - Margaret
Burchell, 101, of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, and formerly of
New Victoria, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Victoria Haven. Born in
Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John and May (MacDonald)
Townsend. Margaret was a member of Calvin United Church and received a
lifetime membership award for her service with the UCW. She was an avid
Toronto Blue Jays fan who, in her early years, played baseball with the
Merry Makers from 1922-1932. Margaret loved to keep active and at one time
ran two miles a day and would also skate daily at Waterford Lake. She also
enjoyed shopping, the casino, playing poker and going out for supper.
Surviving are daughter, Cynthia (Frank) McNeil, sons, Cecil Burchell and
Merrill (Barbara) Burchell, all of New Waterford; sister, Thelma Petrie,
New Waterford; special nephew, Greg Townsend, British Columbia; three
daughters-in-law, Ruth Burchell, New Victoria, Rita Burchell, Halifax,
Allene Burchell, New Waterford; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren,
and five great-great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her
husband, William 'Billy' Burchell, sons, Russell, Calvin and Roy, sisters,
Eva LeDrew, Murial Stubbard, Jean Smith and Edna Budge, brothers, Cecil
Townsend and Joseph Townsend. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Waterford. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14 at
Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will
follow at Calvin Hall. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery,
Scotchtown. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to Calvin United
Church or Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace Bay. Online expressions of
sympathy may be sent to the family at:
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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Mary Cecilia Bradbury 64, North Sydney - It is with heartfelt sadness we
announce the sudden passing of Mary Cecilia Bradbury, 64, beloved wife,
sister and aunt on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late William and
Catherine (Osborne) Dolomont. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North
Sydney, where she taught Sunday school for a number of years and she also
volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul Society, and at the canteen in the
Northside General Hospital.
Mary enjoyed spending her summers camping at Lake-O-Law in Margaree. Mary
is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bradbury and her little dog, Ginger;
her special nephew and grandnephew, Mick Dolomont and his son, Jonathan;
her four sisters, Molly (Luc) Quellette, Frances Sheffield, Bridget (Fred)
Fudger, Shirley MacInnes, all of North Sydney; her two brothers, Michael
(Linda) Dolomont and William (Sylvia) Dolomont, both of North Sydney; her
brothers-in-law, Pat Dooley and Frank Fennell; and also by several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Dooley and Joan
Fennell, brothers, Jack, Ronald and Jim 'B.J.', brothers-in-law, Jamie
MacInnes and George Sheffield, two nephews, Patrick and Jim Dooley and her
niece, Michelle Dolomont. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral
mass for Mary will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Church
with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North
Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley
Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be
made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation of Canada
or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to
.
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Joseph Stanley Vassallo 59, Sydney Forks - We regret to announce the sudden
passing of Joe Vassallo, Crestdale Drive, Sydney Forks, on Jan. 11, 2009.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Mrs. Isobel Vassallo, Sydney Forks, and
the late Lawrence Vassallo. Joe moved to Hamilton, Ont., in 1971, and
worked at Stelco for 32 years. His passion was to return to Cape Breton to
retire which he did in March 2008. Joe is survived by his daughters, Kelly,
Courtney and son, Daniel, Hamilton, Ont.; and his grandchildren. He is also
survived by his sisters, Catherine (Herb) Tucker, Blackett's Lake, Marlene
(Edward) Ginter, Sydney Forks, Rose, Edmonton, Alta., June (Paul) Delosh,
Hamilton, Ont., Laurie (Jim) Binns, Sydney; brothers, Terry (Crystal),
Sydney Forks, Todd (Eleanor), New Glasgow, Rick (Carrie), Terrance Bay; as
well as many nieces and nephews; and also left to mourn Joe is his friend,
Maureen Cusack. Besides his father, Joe was predeceased by his brother,
Stanley. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place one hour
prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Memorial service will be held 11
a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15 at the S. W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564
Alexandra St., Sydney. Interment to take place at a later date. Joe was a
kind and gentle man who donated his organs to help someone in need.
Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation
or charity of one's choice. He lived, he laughed, he loved and he left.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at
www.chantfuneralhome.com.
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Jessie Mae Courtney 84, North Sydney - It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Jessie Mae
Courtney, age 84, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, and
formerly of Forman Street, on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the guest home.
Born in Rose Blanche, Jessie was the daughter of the late James and Rose
(MacDonald) Brown. She was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. She was a member of the Northside Senior Citizens and Pensioners
Club. Jessie was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North
Sydney, and a member of the ACW. Jessie is survived by her son, Brent
(Vera) Courtney, North Sydney; and a daughter, Frances Chisholm, Dartmouth;
seven grandchildren, Trena, Lee Scott, Angela, Ricky, Lisa, Erica and
Lindsay and nine great-grandchildren, Troy, Max, Sam, Maggie, Courtney,
Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Cory and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Courtney, a daughter, Alma Kent,
two sisters, Hanna and Ellen and a brother, John. Visitation for Jessie
will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107
Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John
the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in
Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online
condolences may be sent to
.
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Mary Winnifred White 62, Dominion - It is with great sadness and heavy
hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful and caring wife, mother
and grandmother. Mrs. Mary Winnifred White, age 62, of Dominion and
formerly of Glace Bay, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility on Jan.
12, 2009, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Glace Bay,
she was the daughter of Mr. William Wareham and the late Mrs. Janet
Wareham. She was employed briefly with Wal-Mart as the Wal-Mart greeter, a
job she loved.
She was a member of Epworth United Church and the Dominion Pensioners Club,
where she enjoyed playing darts and socializing. She is survived by her
husband, Donald White, Dominon; her son, Sheldon, B.C.; her daughter, Janet
(JB) MacDonald, Glace Bay; two beautiful grandchildren, Kelsie and Emily
MacDonald, who were her whole world. Mary is also survived by her father,
William Wareham, Glace Bay, and her brother, Jim, Truro. She was
predeceased by her mother, Janet Wareham and her son, Donald William White.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Mary White will take place Thursday, Jan. 15,
2009, at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, from 1-3
p.m. Funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel
with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Burial to take place at a later
date. Donations in Mary's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be
e-mailed to
.
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Terrance 'Terry' William MacNeil 69, Boisdale - With broken hearts, we
announce the passing of Terrance 'Terry' MacNeil on Jan. 11, 2009, at the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son
of the late William Joseph and Margaret Mary MacNeil. Terry was a member of
St. Andrew Church, Boisdale. He was employed for many years as a
psychiatric nursing assistant at the Nova Scotia Hospital until his
retirement. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Anne Marie (MacLeod)
MacNeil; children, Nicole MacNeil (Lezin Doucet), Yarmouth, Terry and
Emily, at home, and Calum, Red Deer, Alta.; his beloved grandchildren,
Jordan and Carmen Doucet; brothers, Laurie (Margie) and Ted (Yvonne), both
of Dartmouth, Bob and Dave, both of Glace Bay; niece, Heather and nephew,
Ronnie. Visitation for Terry MacNeil will be held in St. Andrew Church,
Boisdale, today (Tuesday), Jan. 13, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral
mass to celebrate Terry's life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at 11
a.m. in St. Andrew Church, Boisdale, with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating and
Fr. Peter MacLeod co-celebrating. Burial to take place in the church
cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the J.M. Jobes
Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to
the family at
.
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Aldona Marie (Barron) Bartlett London, Ont. - At London Health Sciences
Centre Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, Aldona
Marie Bartlett (nee Barron) in her 61st year, surrounded by her loving
family. She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer for nearly six
years. She was the wife of Joseph Barry Bartlett. Cherished mother of
Deanna (David) Perks, London, and John Joseph Bartlett, Oshawa. Proud
grandmother of Nicholas John Perks. Dear sister of Dianne (Gary) Humphrey,
Georgina Burke and Carmen Barron (Kevin) MacDonald, all of Nova Scotia.
Dear niece of Leo (Alice) Barron, Sanford (Gussi) Baron, Isabel Barrett,
Mary (Mamie) Peterson, Delores (Lowie) Peters and Edward T. Forgeron.
Predeceased by her parents, Percy Andrew and Marie Genevieve (nee Forgeron)
Barron of Cape Breton, N.S. Visitors were received at John T. Donohue
Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St., London, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and
today (Tuesday), Jan. 13 at Summerside Community Church, 1447 Commissioners
Rd. East, London, from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2
p.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. Donations to the Pink
Sensations Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team, c/o Pat Slack,
treasurer, 1750 Listowell Cres., Pickering, Ont., L1V 2Y3, would be
appreciated. She touched so many hearts during her journey and loved so
many people, that God needed her to help Him.
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Christine Anne (MacQueen) Jacques 56, Quebec - It is with broken hearts the
family announces the passing of Christine Jacques on Jan. 10, 2009, at St.
Mary's Hospital, Montreal. Born in Sydney, March 7, 1952, Christine was the
eldest child of John James and Margie MacQueen, Sydney River. As well as
her parents, Christine is survived by her loving husband and best friend,
Daniel, sons, Benjamin and Nicholas, all of Ste. Anne-Des Plains, Quebec.
She is also survived by her brothers, Gordie (Patsy), Marion Bridge, Ricky
(Wilma), Westmount; sisters, Wendy (Greg) Keigan, Westmount, and Sally
(Sandy) Mercer, Sydney. Christine also leaves numerous nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly. Christine was
a registered nurse who worked at hospitals and institutions in Halifax,
British Columbia and throughout Quebec. Although she and Daniel made their
home in Quebec, they loved to travel and their "surprise" trips to Cape
Breton kept them closely connected to her Cape Breton home. Time spent with
family and friends was cherished by Christine.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday, Jan. 14 in Ste. Anne-Des Plains
with interment in Granby, Que. A memorial service will be held in Cape
Breton at a later date.
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Buddy Fraser 67, Little Bras d'Or - It is with great sadness we announce
the passing of Michael 'Buddy' Fraser of Little Bras d'Or at his home on
Jan. 10, 2009. He was the son of the late Willie R. and Rachael Fraser.
He will be lovingly missed and remembered by his son, James (Mandi); three
grandchildren, Kayla, Angus, Alasdair; brother, John Willie; sister, Sally
and Peter Mansfield; his many nieces and nephews, their spouses and
children and many, many friends.
He was predeceased by brothers, Donald 'Duel', Rannie, Russell and Johnny,
sisters, Betty (his twin), Ann, Theresa and Mary. At Buddy's request,
there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later
date. Arrangements are entrusted to Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
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Russell 'PaPa' Morrison 91, Sydney Mines - Russell passed away peacefully
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at Harbour View
Veterans Hospital. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) at the S.W.
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service to take place in the funeral home chapel Wednesday, Jan.
14, 2009, at 11 a.m. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens to follow.
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Daisy Todd 94, Halifax - Daisy Todd passed away peacefully in the QEII
Infirmary, Halifax, on Jan. 11, 2009. Born in Whitney Pier, April 25, 1914,
she was the daughter of the late Florence (Foster) and William Clifford.
She resided most of her life in Little Bras d'Or, where she was involved
with the community and was a devoted member of St. Andrew's United Church.
She retired from Cape Breton Development Corp. in 1979 and for the past
three years, she resided in Parkland Estates, Halifax. She is survived by
her son, Matthew, Dartmouth; her daughter, Florence (Don) Miller, Halifax;
grandchildren, Shelley Graham, Douglas Todd, Dartmouth, Ross Miler,
Florida, and Jeff Miller, Truro; great grandchildren, Nick Graham, Allison
and Matt Todd, Dartmouth; sister, Ann Marie (Peggy) Carey, Little Bras
d'Or; sister-in-law, Gen Clifford, Sydney; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband, Matt in 1941, sisters, Florence King
and Dolly Muggah, brothers, Dr. Vincent, Bill, Harry, Ernie and Les.
Cremation has take place under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman
Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Weather permitting, a memorial service will be
held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in St. Andrew's United Church, Little Bras
d'Or, officiated by Mrs. Norma Mills. A visitation will be held at Port
Wallis United Church, 263 Waverly Rd., Dartmouth, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009,
from 2-4 p.m.
Special thanks to Dr. Connidis and the very caring staff at 8.4 QEII Infirmary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Online
condolences may be e-mailed to the family at
.
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Mary 'Moe' (Shaw) MacDonnell 67, Glace Bay/Sydney - Mary 'Moe' MacDonnell,
nee Shaw, 67, passed away at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility,
Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, 'Moe' was the daughter
of the late Ryan and Margaret Shaw. She was predeceased by siblings, James
'Jimmy' Shaw and Catherine 'Kwee' MacIsaac, New York. 'Moe' is survived by
a daughter, Carrie Lee Grant, Toronto; sister, Margaret 'Maga' McNeil, New
Waterford; and brother, John Shaw, Glace Bay. Cremation has taken place and
a service will be held at St. Anne's Parish Church, Glace Bay, at 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.
Donations can be made to the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility or the
charity of your choice. E-mail condolences to
.
Mary's family would like to thank the staff at Harbourstone for their care
and extend special thanks to her nephew, Tom McNeil and Mary's friend,
Lillian Yhard for their kindness and care.
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Edna Mae Brann 1920-2009 - It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of
a dear sister and aunt, Edna Mae (Sissy) Brann passed away peacefully at
Victoria Haven Nursing Home on Jan. 10, 2009, where she had resided the
past year.
Born in Donkin, Oct. 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Edward and
Marjorie (Andrews) Brann. She is survived by her sister, Mary, Halifax;
brothers, Willy 'Hobo' (Lucy), Connecticut, Lloyd (Karen), Glace Bay;
sister-in-law, Ruth, Donkin; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her
parents, Edna was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Wilfred (Buddy),
sisters, Loretta and Madge and brother-in-law, Budd Billard. As per her
wishes, her body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research. The family
will receive relatives and friends, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the home of
her brother Lloyd at 199 A Brookside St., Glace Bay, from 1-3 p.m. Scent
free please. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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William Neil Stewart 77, Sydney - William Neil Stewart, 77, Sydney, passed
away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Gabarus, he was a son of the late Donald A. and Mary Ann (Nelson)
Stewart.
For 30 years, Bill worked as an optician in Halifax and Cape Breton. He was
a member of the Masonic Thistle Lodge No.36, Port Morien and Philae
Shriners.
Surviving are his daughter, Dawn (Donald) Hopkins, Port Morien; and
grandchildren, Caitlyn Grace and Rebecca Raye. Bill was predeceased by his
wife, Alfreda (Leach) in 1988, siblings, Johannes, Evelyn, James, Christine
and Leslie. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will
be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals
for Children.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
.
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Paul Henry MacChesney Sydney - Paul MacChesney, who passed away Saturday,
Jan. 3, 2009, is also survived by lifelong friend, Kevin Briand.
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