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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 23, 2009 Friday
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:50:11 -0800


Cape Breton Deaths January 23, 2009

Gordon Calvester Francis 1915-2009 Glace Bay - With sadness and loss, we
regret to announce the passing of Gordon Calvester Francis, 93, of Glace
Bay. Gordon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Seaview Manor. Gordon
was the youngest of nine children of Whilhelmena and Jacob Francis of
Christ Church, Barbados, W.I., and immigrated to Canada in 1953. He was a
self-employed carpenter who applied his trade in the local area of Glace
Bay and Sydney. Gordon was a Christian man and a member of The Gospel Hall,
Whitney Avenue, Sydney. He expressed his faith through singing hymns as he
worked and visiting the sick in local hospitals. As Gordon aged, he was
afflicted with glaucoma, which eventually blinded him. In later years,
complications from a cerebral bleed and other afflictions, confined him to
Seaview Manor where he was popular among residents and staff. Gordon is
survived by his wife, Anita (Braithwaite); daughters, Jacqueline Marlyn
(Oswald Roberts), Wendy, Angela and Karen (Menjeste Kebede), all of
Toronto; sons, Leroy (Anne), Toronto, Mike, Calgary, and Gordon Jr., Glace
Bay; grandchildren, Myles Roberts, Vancouver, Catherine Roberts, Toronto,
Mark and Craig (Ruby) Francis, Toronto, Nile and Lela Kebede, Toronto; and
great-grandchildren, Ella and Owen Francis, Toronto. Besides his parents,
Gordon was predeceased by all his siblings. Appreciation is expressed to
the staff of Seaview Manor and the Glace Bay Health Care Facility for the
kindness, care and attention extended to Gordon during the past few years.
Visitation for Gordon Francis will be held Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will
be held 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Sydney Gospel Hall, 255 Whitney Ave.,
Sydney, 902-539-8661. Interment will in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens,
Sydney. Online condolences to the Francis family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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Elizabeth Ann 'Beth' MacDonald Sydney Mines - It is with deep regret that
we announce the sudden passing of Beth MacDonald, 49, at home on Tuesday,
Jan. 20, 2009. Born in Sydney Mines on April 4, 1959, she was the only
child of Earl and Ruth (Garnier) MacDonald. She was an adherent of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines. Beth was educated in the
public school system in Sydney Mines, graduating from Memorial High School
in 1977. From there she attended Dalhousie University for two years,
followed by attendance at UCCB, where she earned a diploma in chemical
technology. She was an avid reader and a diligent gardener. She spent many
hours tending her gardens and taking care of the many birds that lived
there. At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes
Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The burial will be held at a later date.
Donations in Beth's memory may be made to the Northside Garden Club, or the
SPCA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Irene Elizabeth Johnson 89, Fredericton, N.B. -Irene Elizabeth Johnson, age
89, of Fredericton, N.B., passed away Jan. 22, 2009, at the Dr. Everett
Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton. God called an angel to His side. Irene was
born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, Cape Breton on Sept. 27, 1919. She
moved to Glace Bay, N.S., and lived there for 64 years. Irene and her
husband, Neil, moved to Fredericton, N.B., in May of 2002 to be closer to
her family. Irene is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Neil,
Fredericton; daughters, Alice (Don) Gardiner, Halifax, Anne (Michael)
Skinner, Halifax, and Ruth (Ernest) McCallum, Fredericton; sons, Gordon
(Dale) Johnson, Halifax and Roy (Chris) Johnson of Moncton. Irene had nine
grandchildren, Lynn, Donna, Michael, David, Sandra, Kerri-Lee, Steven,
Andrew, Loren and Derrick. She also has 10 great grandchildren and two step
great-grandchildren. Visitation/funeral will be held at Glace Bay, c/o
Curry's Funeral Home in the spring, at a date to be announced.
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Donald Roy Collinge - It is with deep regret we announce the passing of
Donald Roy Collinge on Jan. 13, 2009, at the age 75, after many long months
battling heart disease. He leaves behind his loving wife and companion,
Barb Bryant; children, David (Linda Milligan), Gwen (Chris Dickell), Steven
(Mary Collinge), Lisa Cukler, Paul, Gary (Theresa), Wayne and Kathryn;
brother, Robert (Marion); sisters, Florence (Scotty), Gwen (Donald);
grandchildren, Thane (Marcia), Brian, Kevin, Carla, Steven, Angela;
great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Kira and Wyatt; and five
step-grandchildren who loved him. He will also be sadly missed by his
numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and there will be
no services by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke
Foundation appreciated.
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Isabella Maria (Parrott) Power 73, Oshawa - Isabella Maria (Parrott) Power
died suddenly in her Oshawa residence on Jan. 14, 2009. Dear mother of
four children; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by
her parents, William and Elizabeth Parrott; brothers, William and Thomas.
Fondly remembered by her brothers, Carl (Lorna), Kevin (Gabriel); sisters,
Mary (Elmer) MacCormack, Regina Collins (twin sister), Betty (Neil)
Bushnik, Doris Rose, Patricia (Francis) Kennedy and their families.
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Daisy Todd Funeral Service - Funeral services for the late Daisy Todd, who
died Jan. 11, 2009, in Halifax, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St.
Andrew's United Church, Little Bras d'Or.

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Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.cbgha.org



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