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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 28, 2009 Wednesday
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:29:07 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths January 28, 2009

Robert Charles Rutledge (C.D.) - Passed away suddenly at his home on Jan.
6, 2009, at the age of 82. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Pearl
Rutledge, also his sister, Margaret 'Peggy' Betuik. Born and raised in
Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S. Bob served proudly in the Armed Forces from April
1945 to September 1945. Bob returned to Sydney and was later employed at
the Sydney steel plant.
Bob rejoined the Canadian Forces in 1953 and served with the RCEME. Also
served with NATO and the UN in Egypt and Germany. Bob retired from the
Forces in 1977 and moved his family to British Columbia, where Bob was
employed at Endako Mines as a machinist. In 1991, Bob and Kay moved to
Penticton where they have resided since. Bob enjoyed his leisure hours
curling and playing crib. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 40, Penticton. He also treasured time with his family and friends.
Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years
(in April), Catherine 'Kay' (MacCormack). His sons, Charles, Vanderhoof,
B.C., Robert 'Rob' (Janice), Fraser Lake, B.C.; grandson, Brent (Ashley),
Ashcroft, B.C.; brothers, Paul (Peggy), New Waterford, Lewis (Mary),
Terrace, B.C.; three nieces, Judy Thomas (Danny), Fort McMurray, Paula
Schust (Carl), Halifax, and Lillian Rutledge, Terrace, B.C.; four nephews,
Fred Rutledge, Edson, Alta., Don Rutledge, Terrace, B.C., Robert Betuik,
Sydney, and Paul Betuik, Halifax. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Alice
Marsh, Mill Creek, Frances MacCormack, Halifax, Georgina MacCormack,
George's River; brothers-in-law, Dan MacCormack (Colleen), Stoney Creek,
Ont., and John Betuik, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by sisters-in-law, Mary
Leon, Edith Ann MacDonald, Ann Keeping, brothers-in-law, Angus MacCormack
and Albert MacCormack. A private family viewing took place Jan. 8, 2009.
His ashes will be returned to Cape Breton this summer. If friends so
desire, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the B.C. Lung Association.
"A father is strong in his example. Gentle in his love" Remembered lovingly
and always missed.
Shirley Evangeline Gracie Jan. 22, 1927-Jan. 27, 2009 - It is with great
sadness that we announce the death of Shirley Gracie, Sydney Mines, who
passed away peacefully at her home, Jan. 27, 2009. She was the daughter of
the late Oswald and Annie (Ash) Vickers. In her earlier years, Shirley was
a world traveller and loved time spent in her garden. People will remember
her passion for bingo and her devotion to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch
8, Sydney Mines. Shirley will be dearly missed by her companion of 40
years, Charlie Dawe; and her children, Glenn (Emily), Keith (Adele), Donna
(Brian), Cameron (Linda) and Terry (Hughena). Shirley is also survived by a
sister, Willena (Raymond) McManus, Montreal. Nanny Gracie will be fondly
remembered and missed by her 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by sisters, Alice, Pearl, Margaret, Ellen and
Priscilla, brothers, Brad, Kenny, Sidney and Lenny and also by a
granddaughter, Lori. The family wishes to express special appreciation to
close family friends who visited with her at home and made her last days
special. Also special thanks for the wonderful care provided in her last
days by home care, VON and palliative care. We would like to acknowledge
the caregivers for their warm and compassionate services, which made life
so much more comfortable for her. Visitation for Shirley will be held
Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. A
funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Carmen United Church with
Pearl Miller officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice Online
condolences may be emailed to the family at
"Shirley was a strong lady with a great passion for life. She was loved by
all and will be sadly missed."
Michael Charles 'Charlie' MacMillan 60, North Sydney - It is with broken
hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Charlie MacMillan in a skiing
accident on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, while vacationing in British Columbia
with his daughter.
Born in North Sydney, Dec. 25, 1948, Charlie was the son of the late Norman
and Frances (Young) MacMillan. After attending school in North Sydney he
went to Xavier College in Sydney and later attended Saint Francis Xavier
University in Antigonish, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1973
and bachelor of education degree in 1974. While at St. FX, Charlie
co-captained the X-Men varsity hockey team where he excelled at right wing.
A well-known and beloved teacher he began his career at Fairview School. In
1979 Charlie accepted the position of radio and television broadcasting
teacher at Memorial High, a position he held until his retirement in 2004.
An avid sportsman Charlie enjoyed playing hockey, skiing, and touring on
his motorcycle. He loved the water and was happiest while sailing with his
friends and family on his cherished 'Hi Lady.' Left to mourn his passing
are his beloved wife of 35 years, Diane (MacNeil); his daughter, Dr.
Lindsay, Toronto; and son, Michael (Holly), North Sydney. Charlie is also
survived by sisters, Mary Ann (Leo) Doyle, Kay (Mac) Batherson, Marg (Dave)
Ratchford; brothers, John C. (Karen), Normie (Linda), Malcolm (Linda), all
from the Northside, and Dennis (Mary Beth), Moncton; sisters-in-law, Joan
Edwards, Sydney Mines, Barbara (Frank) Viva, Toronto; numerous nieces,
nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by
his father and mother-in-law, Hughie and Girlie MacNeil, brother-in-law,
Jack Edwards and two brothers in infancy. At this time funeral arrangements
are incomplete and will be announced by the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107
Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to
Valon Tina Sylliboy Eskasoni Feb. 14, 1987-Jan. 24, 2009 - Valon Tina
Sylliboy, 21, Eskasoni, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of Nancy Sylliboy and Christopher
Gabriel. She was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Valon had a
great love for her dogs. She was a fourth year student at CBU. Valon won
numerous awards, graduating highest in her four years of high school. She
won numerous athletic awards in baseball. Valon will be remembered for her
kindness, sense of humour and hard work in everything she tackled. Besides
her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Mary Madeline 'Maddy', Kaelyn,
brother, Gerald 'Switch', all at home; godparents, Terrance Sylliboy and
Ann Frances; grandfather, Roderick Bernard; special mom, Jessie and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are her special friends,
Mary Paul, Tahirah Paul, Holly Denny, Malian Levi, Ally Sylliboy, plus many
more friends. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Simon and Mary
Sylliboy and Madeline Poulette Bernard, paternal grandparents, Miranda
Gabriel and Fred Gabriel and brother, Roderick Jr., who died at birth.
Visitation for the late Valon Syllliboy will be held at the home of her
parent, 47 Naomi Dr., Eskasoni, beginning Thursday after 7 p.m. Funeral
mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church with
Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to

Antoinette Angel 'Nets' Lannon 61, Glace Bay - Antoinette Angel 'Nets"
Lannon, 61, of Glace Bay, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the Glace
Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the
late Thomas P. and Angeline (Burnett) McDonald. Nets was a member of St.
Anne's Church, Glace Bay. She loved dancing and doing crafts, but mostly
enjoyed the company of her dear family and friends. She is survived by her
former husband, James Edward Lannon, Glace Bay; and two sons, James Patrick
(Sonna) Lannon and Glen Edward Lannon. Also surviving are Nets' four
brothers and seven sisters, Thomas, Raymond, Edmund, Anthony, Rose Roberts,
Catherine Parsons, Hannah Young, Angeline MacDonald, Annie Smith, Rosella
Murphy and Germaine MacDonald. She will be sadly missed by her four
grandchildren, Cheyenne, Kristen, Mackenzie and Talal Lannon, along with
her numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
Nets was predeceased by two sisters, Julia Anderson and Mary Murphy. There
will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the directions of
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by
Rev. Leo Boone, will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's
Church, followed by a reception in the church foyer. Interment will be held
at a later date at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve Mines. Condolences to
the family can be expressed at
Cynthia A.M. Julian 39, Eskasoni - It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of our beloved daughter, mother, sister and aunt, who
passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Born in Sydney, N.S., on Aug. 16,
1969, she was the daughter of Edward S. Julian and the late Georgina
(Johnson) Julian. She was a member of the Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. She
will be dearly and forever missed by her loving children, Lyle, Brandon,
Tia and Taryn and godchild, Ethan Charles. She is also survived by her
father, Edward S. Julian; three sisters, Frances 'Puddy', Membertou, Anna
Jean and Theresa, two brothers, Ed Noel (Cori) and Evan Gerard, all of
Eskasoni. She is also survived by godparents, Harriett Syliboy, Eskasoni,
and Walter Johnson, Halifax; and by 14 nieces and nephews; four
grandnephews and by numerous aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her
mother, Georgina (Johnson) Julian; a brother and a sister who died in
Visitation began Tuesday after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. A
funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 at Holy
Family Church with Fr. Martin MacDougall officiating. Burial will take
place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Dan Henry MacIntosh 48, Big Ridge It is with great sadness that we, the
family announce the sudden passing of Dan Henry MacIntosh, on Saturday,
Jan. 24, 2009.
Dan was born in Marion Bridge, Feb. 3, 1960 , he was the son of Mrs.
Elizabeth 'Betty' (MacAskill) MacIntosh and the late Myles MacIntosh. A
resident of Big Ridge, Dan worked with his father, Myles, Uncle Syl and
brother, Moe for 30-plus years operating MacIntosh's Esso in Dutch Brook.
For a brief time, his son, Barren and nephew, Logan worked beside Dan in
the garage. He was always loyal to his customers and well known for his
sense of humour. Besides his mother, Betty, he is survived by his loving
wife and best friend, Mary (Pasher) MacIntosh; his sons, Jamie MacIntosh,
Ontario, Barren Pasher, Edmonton, as well as his niece, Nicole and nephew,
Logan, Sydney, and best friend, Ron Gillis, Big Ridge. Besides his father,
Myles, he was predeceased by his brothers, Syl and Myles 'Moe' and son,
Willie Pasher. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, from 12-2 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the
S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor
Sheldon Chant officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at
James Hall 83, Sydney/Sydney Mines - James 'Jimmy' Hall, 83, passed away
peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney, on Monday, Jan.
26, 2009. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of the late Bill and
Margaret (McConvol) Hall. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving
in Italy, France and Germany. Jimmy is survived by his son, Jim (Maggie)
Hall, Blairmoore, Alta.; and his daughter, Debbie (David) Blackie, Sydney
Mines. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Terra (Brian) Cousins; a
great-grandson, Regan; special brother, Cliff (Mary) Hall, Sydney Mines;
and sisters, Marguerite, Bedford, and Kate, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. He was
predeceased by his wife, Mary, brothers, Bill, Tommy, Frank, Phonse and Pat
and a sister, Mary.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and
direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral mass will
be held Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney
Mines, with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Donations in Jimmy's memory
may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent
to the family at
Thomas Gaskell Feb. 24, 1915-Jan. 26, 2009 - Thomas Gaskell passed away on
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Taigh Na Mara. Born in Glace Bay he was a veteran
of the Second World War serving in the Canadian Corp Signal, in the
Aleutian Islands, also served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers and overseas in
Europe and worked as a carpenter for most of his life. He loved music and
played several instruments. Thomas was a member of Epworth United Church He
was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Beatrice; first wife, Effie
(Simmons); second wife, Dini (Veneburg) and sisters, Lily and Helen.
Thomas is survived by sons, George, Glace Bay and Peter (Peggy), Glace Bay;
daughter Delsie (Sandy); grandchildren, Heather (Philip) of Manitoba,
Sandy, Holly, Ryan, and Adam. There will be no visitation. A private family
service will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay,
849-7520 with burial to take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations in Thomas's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be e-mailed to
Ivan Vincent Sampson 56, Sydney We regret to announce the passing of Ivan
Sampson, on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of
the late Vincent and Edith (Dunphy) Sampson. Ivan was employed at Holy
Angels School for several years and then he was with the Cape Breton
Regional School Board. He later moved to Ontario and was employed with the
Salvation Army until retiring back home to Cape Breton. Survived by his
loving fiancée, Madonna Ferguson and her extended family. He is survived by
his children, Cindy, Sydney, Ian (Crystal), Halifax; his two grandchildren,
Jessica and Matthew Wadden; mother of his children, Valerie Sampson; two
sisters, Leta (Neil) Thomas, Darlene Sampson, Halifax; two brothers, Wayne,
Halifax, Larry (Judy), New Brunswick. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by his sister, Giselle Wall. Visitation will take place
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son
Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held 10
a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in the funeral home chapel. Online
condolences may be sent to our webpage at


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