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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 19, 2009 Monday
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:11:08 -0800


Cape Breton Deaths January 19, 2009

Allan F. MacLellan 80, Sydney - It is with great sadness that the family
of Allan Francis MacLellan of Sydney, announce his death at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. Allan was the son of the late
Ronald and Margaret (MacNeil) MacLellan of Sydney Mines. Allan worked in
retail for a number of years with Zellers and K-Mart in Halifax, Dartmouth,
Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton and Toronto. He later worked with the
Federal Government, as an employment councillor, retiring in 1987. He was a
proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy having served in Korea aboard HMCS
Nootka. Allan was a proud member of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans
Association, and was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12
in Sydney.
Some of his many interests were wood crafts, (for which he was well known);
stamp collecting, gardening and road trips with his wife Mary. He and Mary
belonged to the Highland Capers Modern Square Dance Club, and the Celtic
Round Dancers for a number of years where they made lifelong friends. Allan
will be especially remembered for his love and devotion to his family and
his wonderful sense of humour. He was always able to bring a smile to the
faces of others.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary (nee Walsh); his constant
companion for almost 50 years; two sons, Robert (Susan) of Halifax, Darren
of Sydney; his daughter, Kimberly of Sydney; and two beloved grandchildren
whom he adored, Connor and Nikki of Halifax. Also surviving are his
sisters, Rita (Gaza) Soltesz, Halifax, Cathy Pederson, Millville, Toni
(Dan) Prince, Sydney, and Sr. Alma, Port Felix; as well as numerous nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ronald, Angus, John and Paul,
sisters, Eldine MacLennan and Ann Marie in infancy. A special thank you to
Dr. Liam Orrell and Dr. D. Brake and the staff of the ICU Department of the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care he received. Visitation for
Allan will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J.
Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be
held Wednesday, 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim
Attwood officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment in Lakeside cemetery at
a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society. Online condolences may be sent to
.
Members of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association will conduct a
service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
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Margaret 'Maddie' Kennedy 91, New Waterford - Margaret 'Maddie' Kennedy,
91, of Ling Street, New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at
New Waterford Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the
late Joseph and Margaret (Burke) Hutchison. Maddie was devoted to her faith
and was a lifelong member of St. Agnes parish. She was an avid bowler for
over 40 years and at one time, was noted as being one of the top bowlers on
Cape Breton Island. She also enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the
New Waterford Pensioners' Club, CWL, and Ageing Gracefully. Surviving are
daughters, Carmel Lemelin, Ontario, Mary (Alex) MacLeod, Lower L'Ardoise,
Kaye (Raymond) McNeil, Ontario, Beverly (Harold) Arenburg, Kentville, Anita
(Rene) Chevrefils, Ontario, Cecilia (John Barry) Kennedy, New Waterford;
sons, Frank (Loveina), Ontario, Michael (Rose Anne), New Waterford;
daughter-in-law, Nancy Kennedy, Ontario; 20 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren; and one special granddaughter, Tammy. She was the last
surviving member of her immediate family. Maddie was predeceased by her
husband, Archie, one daughter, Shirley Nearing, one son, Leo, one sister,
Christina 'Teen' Buchanan, one brother, Leo 'Bud' Hutchison, and one
great-grandchild, Catherine, in infancy. Visitation will be held Tuesday
from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Waterford, 862-6439. A funeral mass to celebrate Maddie's life will take
place Wednesday at 11 a.m in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael's
Church with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. Cremation will follow. A luncheon
will be held at St. Agnes Hall on Convent Street immediately following the
funeral mass. All are welcome. Interment will take place in St. Agnes
Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may
be made to the Arthritis Society or a charity of one's choice. Members of
the Knights of Columbus will assemble for prayers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be
sent to the family at
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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Patrick 'Paddy' DeGaust 64, Glace Bay - It is with broken hearts that we
announce the passing of Patrick John DeGaust on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at
home, after a very courageous battle with his illnesses. Born in Glace Bay,
Paddy was the only son of the late John and Angelena DeGaust. Following
graduation from St. Michael's High School, Paddy attended St. Francis
Xavier Junior College. He then moved to Halifax where he worked at the Nova
Scotia Hospital and later the Halifax dockyards. Upon returning to Cape
Breton, he worked for Devco as an electrician until his retirement. Paddy
was an avid hunter and fisherman. His summers were spent at MacLeod's
Campground in Dunvegan with Barb and his many friends sitting on the beach
by day and the campfire by night. He also enjoyed the kitchen parties with
his buddies at the Radio Club. But most often he could be found with a cup
of tea in hand playing his guitar.
He is survived by his dear stepmom, Mary DeGaust, Glace Bay; by his partner
and soulmate, Barbara Odell; sister, Gloria Jean (Bruce) Aitken; Marion
Bridge; stepdaughter, Wendi (Chad) Crocker and their daughter, Haleigh
Crocker, Glace Bay; stepsisters, Mary Rogers and Georgina (Bob) Dugan, both
of North Carolina, Kathleen Malafronte, Massachusetts, and Darlene Timmons,
Alberta; nephews, John, Brian and Ronald Newcombe, Dean, Colin and Ryan
MacArthur; stepniece, Rebecca Aitken; grandnieces, Vanessa, Nichole and
Angelena; grandnephew, Carlin; many other relatives and very close friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joan Newcombe.
Visitation for Paddy will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's
Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be
celebrated Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Donations in
Paddy's memory or suggested to one's preferred charity. E-mail
condolences to
.
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Nicole Lynn 'Nikki' Parsons Nov. 30, 1983-Jan. 17, 2009 - It is with heavy
and broken hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our
beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter and friend,
Nicole Lynn Parsons, Kilkenny Lake Road, New Victoria. Born in Sydney,
Nikki was the precious daughter of Robert and Pauline (Burt) Parsons,
Sydney, and loving sister to Robert (Tanya) and Melissa (Andrew MacLeod).
Nikki is survived by her pride and joy, her two sons, Curtis and Dalton, at
home, as well as their father, Jason MacInnis, North Sydney. Also left to
mourn is Nikki's grandmother, Kay Parsons, Toronto, Ont.; numerous aunts,
uncles and several cousins, especially, Charlene (Burt) Morrison. She will
be missed by her companion, Chris Drover, Sydney. Aunt Nikki is also
survived by her two nieces, Hailey Dwyer-Parsons and Caylie Parsons, whom
she loved dearly. Nikki was very proud to be a part of Celtic Pride
Cheerleading, especially her squad Heroes. She will be sorely missed by all
her teammates and friends. One of Nikki's favourite pastimes with her two
boys was to take them to the stock car races where they would cheer their
favourite driver #8. Nikki was predeceased by her maternal grandparents,
Mary Lucy (Conn) Burt MacDonald and Roy MacDonald and paternal grandfather,
Bob Parsons. Visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. There
will be a KOC service beginning 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral
services will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at St. Joseph's Church
with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Donations may be made to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage
at
www.chantfuneralhome.com.
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Stanley Blundon 78, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that the
family wish to announce the passing of Stan Blundon on Sunday, Jan. 18,
2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving
family. Born in New Waterford he was the son of the late Stephen and
Blanche (Head) Blundon.
Stan was a 37-year employee of Maritime Tel & Tel and had many stories of
time spent with the crews. He was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners
Club and the Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping
and especially time spent in his garden. He was very well respected by his
friends, and neighbours and welcomed everyone. He was well known for
telling tall tales and having treats for children in the neighbourhood.
Stan is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years Marion (Watson);
daughter, Karen (Philip) Blondeau, Cole Harbour; and son, Darren (Anne
Louise), Port Hawkesbury; cherished grandchildren, Heather Blundon, Sam and
Erin Blondeau; sisters, Viola, Bernice, Edith; brothers, Fred, Alonzo,
Walter, David and Frank, who all live in the Kitchener, Ont. region.
Besides his parents, Stan was also predeceased by his brother, John
Blundon. Visitation for Stan will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford,
N.S., 862-7500 and a celebration of Stan's life will take place Wednesday,
Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Vernon Reid and
Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall,
all are invited. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Cape
Breton Palliative Care. To send online condolences to the family go to
www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
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Mary (Ellsworth) Sutherland 88, New Waterford - Mary Sutherland passed away
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born
in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Euphrasia and Walter
Ellsworth.
Mary was employed for 35 years at the New Waterford Hospital in the
accounting department retiring in 1985. She was an avid bridge player for
well over 50 years. Surviving is her only son, Jody (Philomena) and their
children, David (Lindsey) and Graeme (Amy), both of Calgary, and Meaghan,
at home. She is survived by her sisters, Kay (Albert) Boudreau, New
Waterford, Agnes Green, Ontario, Sr. Margaret Ellsworth, Halifax; and her
brother, Jody (Claire) Ellsworth, New Waterford. Many nieces and nephews
mourn her passing.
Her husband, Frank predeceased her along with her parents and brother, Bill.
Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, 862-6439. Mass of
Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at St. Leonard
Parish (St. Michael's Church), 5310 Union Hwy. with Rev. Doug MacDonald
officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Following mass, please
join us for a reception at the KOC Hall, 3236 Plummer Ave., New Waterford.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Members of the
Knights of Columbus will assemble for prayers at 7:30 p.m. today at
McGillivray Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the
family at
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
To the nurses of emergency at the New Waterford Hospital - you are the
unsung heroes!
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Frank Wilson Sheppard Whitney Pier - The family is saddened to announce the
passing of Frank W. Sheppard of Whitney Pier, at the Glace Bay Healthcare
Facility on Jan. 17, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank
and Elsie (Wilson) Sheppard. Frank retired in 1991 after 26 years of
service with the Nova Scotia Power-Seaboard Generating Station, Glace Bay.
He was well respected by his fellow employees and had a strong work ethic.
In earlier years, he was a member of the Sydney Lions Club, mainly working
with the blind. Frank belonged to Sydney Lodge No. 84, Cape Breton
Preceptory No. 43, Prince of Wales Chapter No. 10 and Philae Temple of
Shriners. Frank enjoyed his visits on the hill with Angie and Bobby
discussing the issues of the day and the odd lie.
Frank is survived by his wife, Kennina (Holmes); a daughter, Debbie
Sheppard (Wayne LeMoine), Bedford; a son, Brian, at home; granddaughter,
Kaitlyn LeMoine, Ithaca, N.Y.; grandson, Matthew LeMoine, Bedford. Also
surviving are sisters, Joyce, late Ron Collison, Hamilton, Faith (Bill)
Adair, San Diego, Calif., Joan (Bill) MacKay, Markham, Ont.; several nieces
and nephews; many cousins and a large extended family of friends. Also
surviving are uncles, Melrose (Jackie) and Walter Wilson. To respect
Frank's wishes there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held
Wednesday, 2 p.m. at St. Alban's Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating.
Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery, in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children's Fund or
charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at
.
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Rita Margaret Pinhorn 78, Victoria Mines - Rita Pinhorn, 78, of Victoria
Mines, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital.
Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice MacIssac.
She retired as a PCW from Spring Garden Villa (Breton Bay Nursing Home).
Rita was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and wonderful friend
to all. She enjoyed knitting, making quilts and preserves to share with her
family. She also enjoyed shuffle board, bowling, and darts. In her earlier
years she taught sewing at Low Point School. She always enjoyed her many
camping trips, and visits to her homeland of Codroy Valley. Rita is
survived by daughters, Velva (Fred) Bailey, New Waterford, Joyce (Patrick)
Duffney, South Bar; sons, Stan (Carol) MacNeil, New Waterford, Wayne
(Jackie) and Kevin (Mabel), both of South Bar, Derick (Laurie), Victoria
Mines; sister, Marjorie 'Monie' (Allen) English, Codroy Valley; brothers,
Ambrose (Hilda), Deer Lake, Gordon (Joan) and Michael (Eleanor), both of
Codroy Valley; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Leslie John in 1998, sisters, Stella Sutton,
Rosena in infancy, a brother, Eddie in infancy, brother-in-law, Bill
Sutton, and a great-grandson, Garrett. Visitation will take place Tuesday,
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held
Wednesday 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.
Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the
family at
.
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Sarah Ann Martell 78, New Waterford - Sarah Martell, 78, of New Waterford,
passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the New Waterford
Consolidated Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in New
Waterford, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Hogan)
Groves. Sarah was a member of the Parish St. Leonard, St. Agnes Church. She
worked for many years as a housekeeper, but her main priority in her life
was raising her only son, Phonsie. Sarah loved going for drives and
spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandkids who
referred to her as 'Little Nana'. Sara is survived by her son, Phonse
(Agnes), New Waterford; sister, Theresa MacLeod, Dartmouth; and her two
grandchildren, Craig, at home and Deanna (Colin), River Bourgeois. Besides
her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse, sisters,
Margaret Power and Mae Power, and one brother, Francis. There will be no
visitation by her request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of
McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S.,
862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Sarah's life will be held Tuesday,
Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard/St. Michael's Church with
Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Following mass a luncheon will be held in
St. Agnes Parish Hall, all are invited. Burial will take place in St. Agnes
Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Sarah's memory may be made to
Palliative Care or the Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre. To send online
condolences to the family go to
www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
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John Anthony Wujek 1925-2009 Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of John Anthony Wujek, 83, of Glace Bay. John passed
peacefully Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex
surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, John was the son of the
late Anthony and Theodora Wujek. John was a quiet man who never needed many
words to express himself. He enjoyed reading, gardening and travelling. In
his later years, he enjoyed the company of his little buddy 'Oreo'. He was
employed with Devco working at No. 26 Colliery and retiring from Phalen
Colliery after 42 years of service. John will be sadly missed by his loving
wife of 57 years, Winnifred (MacDonald); daughter and son-in-law, Karen and
Patrick Reid; two granddaughters he adored, Amanda, Fort McMurray and
Elyse, at home; brother, Frank (Carmie), Toronto; and brother-in-law,
Donald (Winnifred), Connecticut.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary. Visitation for
John Wujek will take place Tuesday 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral
Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating.
Interment will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later
date. A reception will follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
donations in John's memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace
Bay. Online condolences to the Wujek family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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Jean Frances MacGillivray 1919-2009 Glace Bay - It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of Jean F. MacGillivray, 89, of Seaview Manor
and formerly of 14 Rockdale Ave., Glace Bay. Jean passed away at the Manor
on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the
late James A. and Mary (Campbell) Fraser. Jean was a member of St. Anne's
parish, Glace Bay. Jean was a graduate of Teachers Normal College in Truro
and taught in various places in Cape Breton retiring from Lake Vale School
in Grand Lake. Jean was a lifetime member of St. Anne's CWL and at one time
served as its president. Jean was an avid bridge player and a former member
of the Lingan Golf and Country Club.
She will be sadly missed by her sister, Jeanette 'Huna' McDonald, Toronto;
and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Besides her parents, she was
predeceased by her husband, Urban MacGillivray, sister, Alice 'Sis'
McDonald and brother, James 'Bobby' Fraser. In honouring Jean's wishes,
there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m.
Tuesday at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Leo Boone
officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Donations in Jean's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the MacGillivray family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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William MacLennan Funeral Service - Funeral services for the late William
MacLennan, whose obituary appeared in Saturday's edition of the Cape Breton
Post, will be celebrated today at 2 p.m. in Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney
Mines.
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Gloria (MacNeil) Morrison London, Ont. - Peacefully in London, Ont., on
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband, Jim
Morrison (1994). Beloved mother to John 'Gary' (Lu). Loving nannie to
Angie and Mike. Dear sister to Janese, Pats (Pauline), Frank (Anne) and
Leta, all of London. Predeceased by her brothers, Connie and Wishie.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London, 555 Southdale Rd.
E, Suite 100, London, Ont., N6E 1A2.

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