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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 30, 2009 Friday
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:00:41 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths January 30, 2009

Alice Josephine MacDonald 94, East Margaree/Glace Bay - Its is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Alice
MacDonald. Mom went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Jan. 29, 2009, at
Sacred Heart Community Centre, Cheticamp, after a brief illness. Born in
Halifax, Alice was the daughter of the late Thomas Amelius and Agnes
(Willox) Roberts. Alice was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour that
she maintained to the end. She was a faithful loving wife, a nurturing
mother, an adored grandmother and great grandmother. She was a good friend
and neighbour. She treasured her fellowship at Shores Acres Assembly in
Burlington. She maintained her strong faith, and it helped her in her
darkest hours. She enjoyed music, singing and playing the piano. She also
had fond memories of singing in Knox United Church choir. She was an avid
traveller, having made trips to Africa, England, U.S.A. and parts of
Canada. Alice was a strong proponent of education for herself and her
She touched the lives of all those who knew her, even if it was only for a
brief time. Alice is survived by her daughters, Lillian (Frank) Stiller,
Ontario, Sharon (Robert) Millar, Ontario, Alice (Marc) Brindeau, South
Africa, Jean MacDonald, Kentville, Margaret (George) Blois, Margaree,
Doreen (Rev. Dr. Peter) Barnes, Ottawa; daughter-in-law, Marguerite
MacDonald, Hubbards; and two sons, Harvey, Ontario, Daniel (Victoria)
MacDonald, Bridgewater. Also surviving are stepbrothers, Alex (Kay)
Johnston, Buffalo, Rev. Alan Johnston, Burlington; and one stepsister, Mae
(James) MacKinnon, Ottawa. Alice also had 27 grandchildren, 23
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased
by her husband, Archibald Alexander MacDonald in January of 1972, son,
Robert MacDonald, daughter, Agnes MacDonald, brothers, Henry and Samual
Roberts and stepbrother, Daniel Johnston. Visitation will take place
Sunday, Feb. 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16
Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m.
in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Michael Henderson
officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be held
at Greenwood cemetery at a later date.
Donations in Alice's memory can be made to Palliative Care - Sacred Heart
Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, N.S., or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences to the family can be expressed at
"Well done, good and faithful servant"
Faith Sharon (Williams) Carter 62, Sydney Mines - It is with profound
sadness that we announce the passing of Faith Sharon (Williams) Carter on
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney,
surrounded by the people most important to her . . . her family. Faith was
born in Alberton, P.E.I., on Aug. 7, 1946, to George and Elsie (Tarr)
Williams. Raised in Alberton and Sydney Mines, she was always an
"Islander" at heart. Faith was a member of Trinity Anglican Church in
Sydney Mines. She was an active member of her community and was a founding
member of Northside Future, a group dedicated to improving the Northside
after the closure of the coal mines. Faith was an avid horsewoman and could
be found every morning at the Northside Downs. Her love of harness racing
was honoured when she was inducted into the Cape Breton Horseman's
Association Honorary Hall of Fame. Faith is survived by her loving husband
of 35 years, George; and by her three daughters, Sharon (Marc) Munroe,
Shannon and Sandi (Paul) Barnes. Her greatest joy was found on the smiles
of her grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Courtney and Cate. Faith is also
survived by her sister, Debbie (Bud) MacIntosh; brother, George (Robin)
Williams; sister-in-law, Marg (Dave) Matthews; brothers-in-law, Donnie
(Ann), Robert (Judy), Brian (Eileen), Terry (Isabel) and Ronnie (Jennifer);
nine nieces, seven nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She
was predeceased by her parents, George and Elsie (Tarr) Williams, sisters,
Ella Jane and Ada Glos, brother, Kenneth David, mother-in-law, Elizabeth
and father-in-law, George Sr. Visitation for Faith Carter will be held in
the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Friday),
Jan. 30, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her
life will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen
Street, Sydney Mines, with the Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Faith's memory may be made to the parish of Trinity
Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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 on 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; and 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. Visitation for Charlie will be held 7-9 p.m., Saturday and 2-4 and
7-9 p.m., Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North
Sydney. Funeral mass to be held 10 a.m., Monday at St. Joseph Church with
Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the
Canadian Diabetes Association or the Carmen Young Fund. Online condolences
may be sent to
Mary Frances (Hogan) MacMullin 72, New Waterford - Mary Frances MacMullin,
72, of Oceanview Boulevard, New Waterford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28,
2009, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Warterford, she
was a daughter of the late Patrick and Julie Anne (Hogan) Wilson. Mary was
a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan. She
enjoyed her trips to the casino and loved reading, knitting and singing. In
earlier years, she also loved to dance. Mary was known to have a green
thumb and could make any flower come to life, especially her favourite,
lilacs. Surviving are daughters, Barbara (William) Healey, B.C., Annabelle
(Lloyd) Montgomery, Alberta, Mary MacMullin, Sydney, Ronda (William) Doyle,
Ontario, Cora MacMullin, New Waterford; son, Michael MacMullin, New
Waterford; brothers, Charles Hogan, Wilbert (Eileen) Smith, both of
Scotchtown; sister, Margaret Harte, New Waterford; numerous precious grand-
and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends Margie
Harte, Patricia Gatza and Tanya Dauphney. Mary was predeceased by her
husband, Henry MacMullin, sons, William, Ronald and daughter, Marie.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration
will take place Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St.
Leonard, St. Michael Church with Fr. Doug MacDonald officiating. Cremation
will follow. A luncheon will be held at the Carmel Centre, New Waterford,
immediately following the funeral mass. Donations in her memory may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online expressions of sympathy may be
sent to the family at
Leona Jamael Portage - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing
of our mom, Leona Jamael, 74, of Portage, N.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009,
at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Elgin, N.B., she
was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Doris (Babineau) Legere of
Moncton, N.B.
She was a certified nursing assistant and practised her nursing skills in
many provinces throughout Canada until her retirement in 1989. She was
the loving wife of the late Elias Sonny Jamael and a gentle mother to her
children, Frances (Mitchell Ettinger), Digby, N.S., Susan (David Shipp),
Calgary, Alta., Mary Ann, Riverview, N.B., Matthew (Jackie), Cold Lake,
Alta., and Carolyn, Portage, N.S. She is survived by brothers, Roy
(Suzanne) Legere, Quebec, Joey (Jeanne) Legere, N.B., and Paul-Emile
(Nancy) Legere, N.B. Nanny leaves behind nine loving grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and two very
special canine companions, Holly Berry and Kayla. She was predeceased by
her grandson-in-law, Cpl. Dustin Wasden. Cremation has taken place and a
memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, East Bay, Saturday, Jan.
31, 2009, at 10 a.m., Fr. Frank Abbass and Fr. Albert Maroun
co-officiating. Immediately following the service a tea will be hosted by
the CWL at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Sydney, N.S., or
Loaves and Fishes, Charlotte Street, Sydney, N.S. A special thank you to
Fr. Neil McKenna, Dr. Greg Myatt, Dr. Ron MacCormick, and all the staff of
An Cala Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their
amazing care and compassion.
Mabel Allison 93, Sydney/Glace Bay - Mabel Allison, 93, of Harbour Stone
Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney and a former resident of Caledonia, passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at her residence. Born in Glace Bay, Mabel
was the daughter of the late John James and Maria Jane (Yorke) Allison.
Mabel had a strong faith which she carried throughout her lifetime. She was
a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Mabel was a quiet woman who
enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and will be remembered for her
compassionate nature. She is survived by one daughter, Ann (Roland)
Coombes, one brother, James (Teresa), and two sisters, Viola and Camella
(Mrs. Alex MacDonald), all of Glace Bay. Also surviving are Mabel's
grandson, James Coombes, Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews; and one
special niece, Mary Brennan, Glace Bay. Mabel was predeceased by three
sisters, Allie, Rita, Mary, two brothers, Frank, Stephen and a brother and
sister in infancy. Private family visitation only at V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Home, Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone
will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Interment
at a later date in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for
Mabel, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes
Association or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family
can be expressed at
Kevin Patrick MacInnis 52, Port Hood - Kevin Patrick MacInnis, 52, of Port
Hood, passed away on Jan. 26, 2009, in Windsor, Ont., after a courageous
battle with cancer. Kevin was cheerful to the end and died peacefully with
family by his side. Born in Little Judique, he was a son of Sadie
(MacIsaac) MacInnis, Port Hood, and the late Hugh MacInnis. Kevin was a
member of the UA Local 682 Plumbers and Pipefitters of Sydney. He was
employed as a welder and worked on construction sites across Canada. He was
one of only a few Maritimers chosen to work on the natural gas line to
Maine. He was held in high regard by his fellow workers and was an asset on
every job where he was employed. Kevin always enjoyed getting back to Cape
Breton and spending time outdoors and on his boat.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (MacDougall), Redford, Mich.;
much-loved sons, Ryan, Chase and Jamie; as well as their mom, Karen. He is
also survived by his mother, Sadie MacInnis, Inverary Manor; sisters,
Tootsie MacDonald, Margie MacInnis, Anne (Jack) MacDonald, Port Hood, Marie
(Carmen) Campbell, Rosie (Sandy) MacNeil, Louise (Neil) MacNeil, Mabou,
Ellen Macdonald (Kenny Gillis), Judique, Gena MacIntyre, Dartmouth;
brother, Brian MacInnis (Arlene Duncan), Stoney Creek, Ont., and
half-sister, Agnes (MacDonald) Burns, Halifax. Kevin was an uncle and a
great-uncle to many nieces and nephews with whom he kept in touch, often
through his "late night" phone calls. He will be missed by each and every
one of them. The family would like to thank the staff of London Regional
Cancer Centre, Windsor Regional Metropolitan Hospital and the Malden Park
Continuing Care Centre. A very special thank you goes to Kevin's niece,
Amanda MacDonald of Windsor for her unfailing care and support during his
long and difficult illness. Visitation was held in St. Peter's parish hall,
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, and will be held today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, from St. Peter's
Church, Port Hood, at 11 a.m. Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya officiating. Burial
will take place in St. Peter's Parish Cemetery at a later date. Family
flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society or to St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood. Online
condolences may be made to


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