Obituaries

MacLENNAN
Cheryl Joanne MacLennan of Ottawa/Blue’s Mills, passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sunday December 31st. Born July 5th, 1959, she was the youngest child of the late Clarence and Rebecca (Macdonald) MacLennan of Blue’s Mills. She is survived by her husband Fred (Rick) Casey, sisters Jessica, Elinor Clark (Albert), brothers Clarence (Nancy), Bill, aunt Mabell Leclair, nieces Tara (Steve Brass) -Thane and Thurston, Janet (Elliott) - Justin, Elise (Robert Frizzell) - Abigail, nephew Alex, sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews from the Casey family. Cheryl graduated from St. F.X. University in 1980 and received her Masters of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University in 1985.  She moved to Ottawa in 1980 and worked in several government and private company library positions.  Cheryl started her own company in 2002 and began a successful career as an information consultant which continued until she became ill. Cheryl always maintained a connection to family and friends in Cape Breton. She and Rick travelled to Cape Breton annually and spent time at their cottage here. Cheryl enjoyed travel, art, music, and reading, and was happiest spending time with Rick, working outdoors on their properties in Ottawa and Blue’s Mills, playing with their dogs, Nils and Jack, and socializing with family and friends.  She loved to hear and tell stories and will be remembered for her wit and sense of humour. A service was held on Thursday, January 4th, at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home in Carleton Place, ON, officiated by Margie Ann MacDonald.  Internment of ashes will take place in the spring in Cape Breton. Charitable donations to ElderDog Canada, The Margaret Taylor Cemetery, River Denys, or a charity of your choice.

MacMILLAN
John Francis MacMillan passed away on January 8th, 2018, at the age of 72. John is predeceased by his parents, John Dan and Florence (nee MacIsaac) MacMillan, and siblings Alexander (1994), Catherine Louise (1958), Barbara (2016), and Archie (1996). John is survived by siblings Loretta, Mary, Angus (Louise), Pauline (Phil), Donald (Jean), and Josie, and sisters-in-law Martha and Karen. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends. John was born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, and as a young adult moved to Windsor, Ontario. “Brother John” as he was affectionately called, made countless return trips to spend time in his beloved Cape Breton. He often returned to Windsor from Cape Breton with a truck load of lobsters, to the delight of family, friends, and fellow Cape Bretoners. He was a long-time member of the Labourers’ Union Local 625. John will be remembered as a kind gentle soul who loved to help others. The family would like to thank the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh for the excellent care he received during the last few years of his life. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a future date. If you so desire, donations to the Port Hood Food Bank, 263 Main Street Port Hood, Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Simple Choice Cremation Centre (519-254-2585). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.simplechoicecremation.ca.

POIRIER
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, “Mina” Marie Poirier, age 87, on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp.  She was a daughter of the late Roderick (Roddie) and Marie (Poirier) Deveaux. She will be sadly missed by sister, Julianne Roach; sons, Yvon, Halifax; Jules (Pauline), Cheticamp; Stantley, Cheticamp; Alexis (Angela), Cheticamp; daughters, Honora, Cheticamp, Julia (Peter), Judique; Stella (Daniel), Cheticamp;  Monique, Ottawa;  Simonne (André), Cheticamp; Jacqueline (Rhéal), St. Joseph du Moine; daughter-in-law,  Georgina Poirier; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by husband, Melvin; son, Ernest;  sister, Marie Rose Trigley;  brothers, Léo, Simon, Clary, and Thomas;  grandson, Mathew.  Visitation was held in Cheticamp funeral home on Thursday, January 11th. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, January 12th, in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset, Recreational Dept. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

AUCOIN
Marie Olive died peacefully on Monday, January 1st, 2018, at her home in Georgetown. Marie, in her 85th year, loving mother of Deanna Marie, Wayne (Mary), and Jocelyn (Thom Gallagher). Devoted grandma of Alexander, James, Liam, Meghan, and Hayden. Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Charles, and by her brother Paul. Also predeceased by her late husband L.Col. Lionel C. Brasseur. Friends were received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown on Sunday. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church (14400 Argyll Rd., Georgetown) on Monday January 8th. In memory contributions to Filles de Jesus, Moncton, New Brunswick. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

 CAMUS
John Joseph Camus, 78, of Port Hawkesbury, and formerly of Cheticamp, died December 21st, 2017, at home. Born in Cheticamp he was a son of the late Edward and Laura (Bourgeois) Camus. He is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Yvonne (Jeff) MacInnis and Jennifer; granddaughters Jessica and Shannon Terry, grandsons Alexander and Evan Mandryk and Nathan MacInnis, along with six great-grandchildren, brother Phillip (Loretta) Camus and sister Viola (Eugene)LeBlanc, niece Lurie Camus, nephews Wayne and Steven Camus, Linus (Liza), Willie James (Ann), Claude (Yvette), Maurice ( Harmony). He was predeceased by his sister Marie Jeanne (Joseph) Poirier and daughter Stephanie Camus. Service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of  Jehovah’s Witnesses, 770 Highway 105 , Lexington, burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.


CHIASSON

Rickey Chiasson, 42, of Stratford, P.E.I.,passed away on December 25th, 2017. Born in Grand Etang, Inverness Co., N.S., on September 22nd, 1975, he was the son of Victor and Noella (AuCoin) Chiasson. He was a proud employee of Irving Oil having worked with the company for 23 years in Cape Breton, Dartmouth, and most recently in Charlottetown, P.E.I.  Rickey was a kind and compassionate man who had a great affection for his family and his many friends. He always held a special caring for the elderly, the less fortunate, and for animals. He enjoyed competing in softball and bowling, particularly with his dad as a teammate. He also enjoyed biking, kayaking, and keeping physically fit. Rickey’s best years were in his youth prior to disease setting in. The long hours spent outdoors with his brother and friends while keeping his mom busy drying his winter clothes was his trademark. He is survived by his mother Noella, Cheticamp, father Victor and stepmother Bernice, Grand Etang, brother, Bruce (Richard), Surrey, Uk, and maternal grandmother, Emilie Burns.  Rickey will be dearly missed by his family, many friends, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, and his dear godson, Zachary.  Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  Memorial Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph Du Moine with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be viewed or sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.


MacDONALD
Alexander Francis “Sandy” MacDonald, 70, South West Margaree. “Your wings were ready our hearts were not.” It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Sandy on December 30th, 2017, at home in Egypt. Sandy was born on August 3rd, 1947, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eldest child of the late Alexander Jerome (1993) and Lurline Marion (Murphy) MacDonald (2011). He was a long-time resident of Margaree and divided his time over the years between there and Halifax. He began his career working for Russ Spence when Bridgeview Subdivision was being built in Rockingham in the 1960s, and later worked for, among others, Bernie Fancy, Standard Paving, Martell’s, and finished his career with Dexter Construction of Bedford where he worked as a heavy duty master mechanic /crane operator. He loved snowmobiling, and always looked forward to the winter snow fall. Over the years he enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, and spending time at the camp. He was always there for family and friends, and was only a phone call away if you needed a helping hand. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who met him. He is survived by his children, Eliott (Sherry), Londonderry, NH, Ella, Halifax, NS; his grandchildren, Amanda, Kayla, and Vanessa, Londonderry, NH; his brothers and sisters, Hugh (Linda), Trenton, NS, Margie (d. Alexander), Upper Margaree, NS, Barbie, Hamilton, ON, Jerry (Shelly), Halifax, NS, Kevin (Trudy), Halifax, NS, Cheryl (Bernie), Halifax, NS; his nieces and nephews, Paula, John, Roger, and Lori MacDonald; Alex, Stephen, Patrick, John, Douglas, Matthew, and Sheila Gillis, Tony, Jeffery, and Christopher Graves, Amanda, Ashley, Alyssa MacDonald, and Kyle MacDonald. He was predeceased by his brother Paul (2007) and infant sister Sheila. Visitation was held January 6th, 2018, in St Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree, Nova Scotia, with funeral Mass following, with Fr. MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Reception followed in South West Senior Centre. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to the Special Olympics Nova Scotia (www.specialolympicsns.ca), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia (www.heartandstroke.ca, Mill Road Social Enterprise (Cottage Workshop) (www.millroadsocialenterprise.com), or St Joseph's Parish Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLEAN

John Angus MacLean, age 82, of Creignish passed away peacefully at Strait Richmond Hospital on January 3rd, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a son of the late Michael Malcolm and Margaret (Boyd) MacLean.  At the age of five, after the death of his mother, John Angus and his brother Michael Francis were lovingly brought up by Angus and Mary Ellen Boyd, their maternal grandparents, at their family farm in Glendale, Nova Scotia. John cherished his wife Charlotte and son Mike.  John and Charlotte shared 51 years of love, happiness, and contentment.  He is survived by his wife Charlotte (MacDonald), his son Mike, his step-brother Marvin (Faye) MacLean, his step-sisters Anne (Ken) Brand, Michaeleen (Ardon) Mofford, Cheryl (Lauchie) MacDougall, Corrine (Ian) Landry, and Donna MacLean.  John is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. John was predeceased by his brother Michael Francis, sister Catherine in infancy, his step-mother Sarah (Morrison) MacLean, maternal and paternal grandparents, and aunts and uncles.
John was a faithful member of Stella Maris Parish, Creignish.  He was a special man, kind and gentle, and always willing to lend a helping hand. John loved people and would strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Witty and humorous, he was always quick to laugh and maybe tell a little white lie and maybe boast a bit but always in fun. We will miss you, your love, and your support. Previous to his retirement in 1995, John worked for 36 years in Sept-Iles, Quebec for the Quebec North Shore Labrador Railway, a railway owned and operated by the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 7th, at Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 8th,  from Stella Maris Church, Creignish with Father Hughie D. MacDonald presiding.  Burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only.  Memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada or charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Memories are Golden, They will Never Tarnish.

WARCOP
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Rita (MacInnis) Warcop, age 71, on Thursday, January 4th, 2018, at her home surrounded by family. Born in Cape Breton she was the daughter of the late John Hugh and Margaret (Burke) MacInnis.  Rita worked at the medical libraries at St. FX, Dalhousie, and then St. Joseph’s in Toronto where she met her future husband Vince. They married and returned home to raise their family. Rita was involved in many community endeavours such as Brownies, West Mabou Sports Club, and Ballfield which was her passion. Later years she worked at Mary’s Hill Home and small options in Port Hood. She was also very involved in the West Mabou Ceilidh Cottages. Rita battled multiple forms of cancer for 20 years and felt through her faith she had always beaten the odds. She generously shared her experiences with others going through a similar situation and was quick to give a call for encouragement.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years Vince and her five daughters: Tanya (Gary) LeBlanc, Kim, Marsha, Becki (Geoff) House, and Amey (Ryan) Beaton. Sisters, Maryann Pelham and Elaine (Freddy) of Halifax: brother, Greg (Pauline) West Mabou; sisters-in-law Margie & Reta MacInnis.  Rita is survived by many nephews and nieces whom she loved.
Predeceased by brothers, John Willie, Burke, and Jimmy and sister Barbara Ann:  brother-in-law Dave Pelham, and sister-in-law Karen MacInnis. Rita was a proud grandma and loved to spoil her grandchildren.  She will be immensely missed by Amelia, Vincent, Edie, Ally, Jessie, Olan, and Blake and the expected twins in March. Visitation was held on Monday, January 8th, in St. Mary’s Parish vestry, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, January 9th, St Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mom’s name to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.


FARRELL
Margaret Rita (Heuser) Farrell, Valley, NS, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017, in her 94th year. Born September 29th, 1924, in Antigonish, NS, she was the daughter of the late Gustav Heuser and Flora MacIsaac, River Denys, Cape Breton. Her last thoughts may well have been “I don't have time for this!,” leaving many paintings and quilts unfinished and firewood left in the woods. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband Maurice Farrell in 1976. She leaves a legacy in her children, Fred (Mary McLaughlin) of Fredericton, NB, Nancy (Joe Carrigan), Valley, NS, Colleen (Robb  Ashley), West Porters Lake, NS, and Kate (Pat Macaulay), Toronto, ON; and grandchildren, Spring Farrell (Chris Martin), Lower East Chezzetcook, NS, Sam Ashley (Ali Praught), East Chezzetcook, NS, and John Angus Macaulay, Toronto, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was employed by Canadian National Railways in many communities in eastern Nova Scotia as a telegrapher for over 40 years. Her first posting was in Grand Narrows, Cape Breton, on August 11th, 1943. She maintained a profound connection to Cape Breton and her community of River Denys and Inverness County. She was a gifted artist, musician, writer, genealogist, and local historian. She was the author of the book Our Mountains and Glens, A History of River Denys, Big Brook and Lime Hill, which included the following poem:
Tell my friends to grieve not for me for at last I am at rest.
Free from earthly pain and trial, near the river I love best.
There my sleep shall be unbroken, where the River Denys stream,
And I’ll rest in peaceful slumber near the river of my dreams.
She will be missed by her family and many friends in the Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music community, being the recipient of the Fan of the Year award in 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Thursday, December 28th, and Friday, December 29th. Funeral was held at Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, NS, on Friday, December 29th, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception  followed in Campbell Hall. Spring internment at Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Rita’s obituary and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

 MacDONALD

Lee Weldon MacDonald, 1933-2017, passed away peacefully late Christmas Day at Stella Maris de Kent Hospital in Ste Anne de Kent, New Brunswick.  He was born in Chatham, NB, January1933; son of the late John and Edna (MacArthur) MacDonald.  He grew up in Kouchibouguac, NB, where he attended the local school, Potters Mills.  He continued his education at the convent school in neighbouring St. Louis de Kent and completed his high school education at Mount Allison Academy, Sackville, NB.  Following that, he graduated from Ranger School in Fredericton.  He loved being in the woods,  spoke often of the people who worked around his father’s sawmill,  his adventures hauling pulp with his uncles and his time scaling in the camps in northern New Brunswick.  After his marriage to Carol Wilson, of West Branch, Kent County, NB, he worked in Bathurst and Albert County, NB, but in 1960 they moved their young family to Margaree Valley, Cape Breton.  Lee was one of the first employees of the new pulp mill in Port Hawkesbury, NS, and worked as a woodlands manager until his retirement in 1991. Lee was an active member of Wilson United Church in Margaree Centre and Sircom Masonic Lodge, Whycocomagh.  He and Carol spent their next 50 years in Margaree where they almost lost their “come from away” status.  With very heavy hearts in 2012 they decided leave their many friends in Cape Breton to return to their native Kent County, after so many years of travelling from Cape Breton to spend time with their family. They loved spending time with their siblings, nieces and nephews, and old friends. These last few years were so rich for Lee and Carol because of the love and support of their siblings and extended families as well as visits, emails, and phone calls from their Margaree friends. Lee will be  missed by his wife, Carol (Wilson) MacDonald of West Branch; his two daughters, Betty Lou Bennett (Mark) of Glenville, NS, and Susan MacDonald (Arthur Baxter) of Bedford, NS; four sons, John (Nannette) of Sydney, NS, Gordon (Shari) of Milton, PEI, Colin of West Branch, NB, and David (Nicole) of Bedford, NS; 12 grandchildren: Rachel, Luke, Leah, Adam, Emily, Jack, Zachary, Cameron, Ryan, Lillian, Jane, and Grace.  He will also be missed by his three sisters, Doris McIlroy (Harry) of Kanata, ON, Audrey Archibald (Leland) of Oromocto, NB, and Georgina Daigle (Tommy) of Kouchibouguac, NB; two brothers, Ivan (Marion) MacDonald of Saint John, NB and Kenneth (Dolly) MacDonald of McKees Mills, NB; Carol’s brothers, Fred (Winnie) Wilson of West Branch, NB, Trueman (Betty) Wilson of Salisbury, NB, and his many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto on Friday, December 29th. A funeral service was celebrated on Saturday, December 30th, at  Zion Presbyterian Church, West Branch with Rev. Claudia Kellar officiating.  Arrangements were in the professional care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252). www.thompsonsfuneralhome.com.

MUISE
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom Josephine (Arsenault) Muise, East Margaree, age 82, at the Sea Breeze Villa at the Inverary Manor in Inverness surrounded by her loved ones on December 17th, 2017.  Our mom was born on November 6th, 1935, a daughter of the late Pierre Edward and Angelique Arsenault. Mom worked hard all her life and instilled those values in her five children. She was at her happiest spending time outdoors either trout fishing on the Margaree river, picking berries, tending to her gardens, and cycling. She also enjoyed playing cards, crib, and bingo. She was a member of the Catholic Women League (CWL). She is survived by her five children: Dougie, Sydney, Louella (Phil), Hammonds Plains, Dolores (Real), North Bay, Ontario, George (Paulette), Georgetown, Ontario, Arlene (Hunter), Whites Lake, NS; three sisters, Sophie and Theresa, Margaree, Rita, Inverness. She is also survived by her dearly loved grandchildren, Ashley, Danielle, Michelle, Alex, and Shelby. She was predeceased by her husband Johnie Muise; brothers Simon and Peter; sisters, Jane, Catherine, Mary, and Rita in infancy. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00  a.m. with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Burial in parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Inverary Manor Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. A special thank you to the staff of the Inverary Manor for their excellent care and compassion over the past two and a half years. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

CARMICHAEL
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Margaret Adelaide Carmichael (Hart), 89, of Margaree Valley on December 21st, 2017. She was a lifetime member of Wilson United Church and a longstanding member of the UCW and the North East Margaree Seniors Citizens Club. She loved to entertain, especially at Christmas, and could never feed you enough. She is survived by her husband Murdoch, children Heather, Clayton (Faye), and Sharon (Shawn); grandchildren Derek (Cindy), Kevin (Bernice), Craig (Lisa), Tabitha (Rick), Christopher (Savanna), Todd (Kayleigh); great-grandchildren Julia, Joshua, Grace, Gavin, Carissa, Lucy, and Brody; sister Olive, brother Charles (Phyllis), sisters-in-law Shirley and Bernice. She is predeceased by parents Fenwick and Goldie, infant daughter Sheila Ann, infant sibling Clayton, brothers Graham, Edwin, and Wayne, infant granddaughter Lucy Ellen, in-laws Bevis and Viola, son-in-law Carl. Visitation took place Friday, December 22nd,  at Wilson United Church Hall. Funeral was held Saturday, December 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wilson United Church.

BOUDREAU
Marie Mathilda “Mattie” Sgt. (ret’d), age 87, Chéticamp. We announce her peaceful passing on Monday, November 20th, 2017, at Foyer Père Fiset Nursing Home. Born in Chéticamp on June 9th, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Amédée Boudreau and Justile Poirier. Mattie was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She enlisted in 1954 and found her specialty as recreation specialist. Through her various posts, she had the opportunity to travel all over the world. She was honourably released in 1983 and after many wonderful years in Ontario, where she forged lifelong friendships, she made her way back to her home in Chéticamp in 1996. A fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, Mattie loved all sports. She was an avid badminton player, loved tennis, golfing, and jogged well into her 70s. She was a member of Le Club de retraités de Chéticamp, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32, a devout catholic and very much involved in her parish. She was a devoted friend to many and she cherished her family and friends. Mattie loved to play the guitar and was at her happiest singing old songs with her Boudreau siblings at many family gatherings. To the Foyer Père Fiset staff, thank you for your kindness and compassion during her two and half years as resident. Mattie is survived by brothers Hector (Shirley), Winnipeg and  Leo (Jane), Truro; sisters Elizabeth Bourgeois, Dora Aucoin, and Laurette Poirier, all of Chéticamp, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Joseph and Edmond, sisters, Laurette, Agnes, and Marie Thérèse. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, November 25th, at Église Saint-Pierre with Père Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada http://www.parkinson.ca or Foyer Père Fiset, P.O. Box 219, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CHIASSON
Joseph Chiasson, age 86, of Inverary Manor, Inverness (formerly of Cheticamp), passed away on December 7th, 2017, in Inverary Manor. Born in Cheticamp on July 22nd, 1931, he was a son of the late Luc and Olive (Roach) Chiasson. Joseph was a long-time resident of MacDonald Hall Community Residence in Inverness prior to his present residence in the Manor. He is survived by sister, Agnes Cormier, Cheticamp; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Robert, Louis, Henri, Paul, Marcellin, Victor, Hyacinthe, and Albert; sisters, Sister Marie, Thérèse Deveau. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 11th, in Chéticamp Funeral Home with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in Saint Peter's Parish Cemetery. Donations to MacDonald Hall Community Residence or Inverary Manor. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

GILLIS
We regret to announce the passing of Alexander Gillis, 74, of Upper Margaree, on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Alexander was born March 31st, 1943, in Inverness, Nova Scotia, the eldest child of the late Alexander Joseph Gillis (d. 1963) and Mary (MacLellan) Gillis (d. 1991). We have lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret (MacDonald) Gillis; his beloved daughter Sheila, his sons Alexander, Stephen, Patrick, John, Douglas, and Matthew; his grandchildren, Alexander Stephen (and his mother Monica MacLean); Paige (and her mother Shelly Cameron), Hunter, Keith, Addison (and her mother Vanessa Marshall and her sister Kennedy Marshall); Gregory (and his mother Sarah Jane MacInnis). He is survived by his brothers and sisters D.D. (Annabelle) Gillis; Josephine Gillis; Mary Flora (Stephen) Gillis; Anne (Hugh) MacDonald; Minnie Gillis; Stewart (Mary Catherine) Gillis; Earl Gillis; Angus (Kaye) Gillis; Rhoda (Stan) Mills; John Gillis; Cassie (Hugh) MacDougall; Susan Gillis; Stephen (Mary) Gillis; Hughena Parlee; Theresa Wilcox; Archie (Ruth) Gillis; many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his sister Olive in 1978. We wish to thank Dr. Bennett and Dr. Lok and all the nursing staff for all their fantastic care over the past two months. Visitation was Monday, December 18th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, December 19th in St Joseph’s Church, SW Margaree. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to St Joseph’s Parish Cemetery Committee or to Inverness Hospital Palliative Care. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacEACHERN
1960-2017
Brenda Martha MacEachern passed peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Moncton City Hospital on Saturday December 16th, 2017, with her loved ones by her side. There will be a celebration of her life  at the Albert County Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Charles Broderick officiating.  A time of visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00pm.  Following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends for further sharing of memories and for refreshments at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Grey's Island Cemetery, Hillsborough, NB.  For full obituary notice and details please go to www.albertcountyfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2  506-734-2780.

MacLEAN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Margaret MacLean of Scotsville, formally of Toronto, on November 30th, 2017. Helen was born November 17th, 1927, at Scotsville, daughter to Neil Allan and Dollie C.(MacQuarrie) MacLean. She grew up at Scotsville and upon finishing school, she taught for one year in Jubilee, Cape Breton County. Helen received her Registered Nursing education at Glace Bay General Hospital, graduating in 1950.After graduation she practiced in Inverness, Brooks, Alberta, Vancouver, BC, and Toronto. Helen retired from nursing on her 65th birthday. Her efforts supporting charities locally and in Toronto are well recognized. Helen wrote the Toronto News for the Inverness Bulletin Newspaper for years and then for The Oran. Her notes were like letters home from relatives working and living in Toronto; everyone looked forward to reading them. She is a member of the Alexander Grant Memorial United Church at East Lake Ainslie where she enjoyed worshipping on a regular basis. Helen was honoured to be an elder of Grant United Church. Helen was predeceased by her parents as well as an older brother Alexander, her sister Annie Mae, her brother Neil C., and brother-in-law Innis Freeman. She is survived by siblings Hugh Don (Nancy), Alice, Chris, Jesselyn (Howard), Wesley (Donna), Alexis (Les), and sister-in-law Rona, 23 nieces and nephews, also 28 great nieces and nephews. Helen will best be remembered as an avid cribbage player, Christmas pajamas, knitted mittens, and humorous one-liners. If a neighbour or friend was in need, Helen was there. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Alexander Grant United Church, Mill Road Enterprises, or a charity of your choice. Visitation was held at the Lake Ainslie Fire Hall, December 6th and a celebration of life service was held at Alexander Grant United Church on Thursday, December 7th, with Rev. Rachel Campbell officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative. Online condolences may be sent to: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacISAAC
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing  of our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather Angus Duncan (Angie D) MacIsaac of Foot Cape, Inverness County, on December 6th, 2017, at his home in Foot Cape surrounded by his family. Born at Broad Cove Banks on February 15th, 1922, Angie D was the son of the late "Patent" Archie and Jessie (MacKinnon) MacIsaac. Dad was greatly devoted to his Catholic faith and especially the Holy Rosary. The things dearest to Dad were his family, his faith, and his Celtic music. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish in Inverness. As a young man, Dad worked doing various jobs. Dad served with Carleton and York Regiment in the Second World War from 1942-1945 in the UK, Mediterranean, North Africa, and Ortona, Italy. After returning from the war in 1946, Dad worked in the coal mines in Inverness until his injury prevented him from working as a miner. He also fished with his father and brothers. He spent his life working as a farmer, fisherman, and carpenter. He is survived by his daughters: Anne Marie (Nat) Croucher, Lower Sackville; Sadie Moloney, Port Hood; Catherine (Derrick) MacKinnon, Fredericton; Stella (Todd) Goyetche, Dartmouth; Teresa MacPherson, Dunvegan; Florence MacIsaac, Fredericton; and sons: Anthony (Theresa), Dartmouth; Joseph (Darlene), St. Joseph Du Moine; Dougall, Foot Cape; Pius, Mabou; Jimmy (Hilda), East Margaree; Alex (Sarah), River John; Angus (Janie), Port Moody, BC. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, his sister Mary (Peter) MacLean, Port Hood; brother in-law James Ryan, British Columbia; and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his loving his wife of 58 years, Stella Ryan, son Patrick and wife Pat, two children in infancy, Duncan and Rita Marie, sons-in-law, Francis Moloney and Alexander MacPherson. He was predeceased by his sisters (1) Mary Anne, Sadie, Catherine, (2) Mary Anne, Florence; and brothers: (1) Dougall Angus, Alex Angus, (2) Dougall Angus, John Archie, John Hughie, Joseph A, Joseph D, Johnnie, and Danny. Visitation was held Friday, December 8th, 2017, at Inverness Funeral Home with funeral Mass on Saturday, December 9th, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care or Stella Maris Building Fund, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

VAN DEN HEUVEL

With gratitude for a long and happy life, our family announces the death of our beautiful mother, Ardina Wilhelmina (Selten) van den Heuvel, age 102, Whycocomagh, affectionately known as Moeke; she was everybody’s Moeke. Our mom went to her eternal home on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Ardina is survived by her sister Wilhelmina Raaymakers, Holland; and children Josie (Joe) Peeters, Brook Village; Denny (Mary) van den Heuvel, Springfield; John (Hilde) van den Heuvel, Springfield; Corry van den Heuvel, Brook Village; Cathy (Colie) Campbell, Brook Village; Nelly Munro, Whycocomagh; and Garry (Janie) van den Heuvel, Brook Village. Ardina is also survived by her 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren who have all been blessed by the great love she had for them. Ardina was predeceased by her parents, Johannes and Catharina (Verstegen) Selten; her husband, William van den Heuvel, and their infant daughter Catharina van den Heuvel; her sister, Nelly Selten; her brothers, Jo and Coos Selten; her son-in-law Graham Munro; and her daughter-in-law Shirlene (Mac Kinnon) van den Heuvel. Ardina was born in Langenboom, Holland, on December 13th, 1914. She grew up in her beloved Holland and was one of five children. Ardina married William van den Heuvel in 1947 and together they had eight children. With the intent of providing a farm for their children, if they so desired, they moved to Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, in 1953. Ardina was everything good; a devoted wife, a most loving mother, a storybook grandmother, and treasured great-grandmother. She taught us that the bond that makes a true family is to love one another, respect each other, and find joy in each other’s lives. In her autumn years, Ardina’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her endless joy giving her reason to go on living.  Just as she lived her life, gently, peacefully, and with great dignity, our Moeke left this world surrounded by love. Putting our faith in God to grant her eternal peace, we her children, will honour her memory by following her example of kindness, honesty, love of neighbour, and her love of God. Ardina’s family received friends at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh, on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. Mass of Christian burial was held in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village, on Monday, December 11th, 2017, with Father Bernie Mac Donald officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Brook Village. Memorial donations in memory of Ardina can be made to the Central Inverness Palliative Care, Baddeck Continuing Care, or St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

MacDOUGALL

Today God asked one of his angels to come home and what an angel he was. His smile, his warm laugh, and his kind heart will be remembered by all he touched. His strength of character, his compassion, and his energy will continue to be felt well into the future. He was truly a beacon of light in the darkness and a special song in the silence. Daniel James MacDougall died peacefully on November 28th, 2017, at his lifetime home in Little Judique, Nova Scotia, surrounded by his loving family. Danny was born on April 27th, 1948 in Sydney Mines and was the son of the late Daniel Hugh and Marie (Steele) MacDougall. At the age of two he went to live with his father's cousin, Annie (MacDougall) and her husband, Alex James MacDonald of Little Judique, where they raised Danny as one of their own. Danny and the love of his life, Anne, brought up their five beautiful children in that same home overlooking his much loved Little Judique Harbour. This harbour, along with the ocean, the beaches, the rivers, and the lakes, was a magical place for Danny, always bringing him a sense of joy and peace. He loved sharing all his special places with his beloved grandchildren and in his retirement he spent many happy hours teaching them to enjoy the simple things in life, from skipping stones at the beach, to fishing in the pond, to riding four-wheelers on the Ceilidh Trail. The harbour also instilled in Danny a strong work ethic. It was here that he fished for lobster as a boy and a young man. The natural world always played an important role in his life. He eventually had a long and rewarding career of 32 years with the Department of Highways and Transportation where he gained many friends and earned a reputation as a hard working and skilful employee, capable of handling every aspect of his job. Looking at Danny's life experiences, it is not difficult to understand where he gained his appreciation of family and friends, his love of nature, and his lifelong passion for boats, trucks, cars, and most of all, his precious yellow VW bug. Always a gentle, giving, and compassionate soul, Danny was deeply involved in his community of Port Hood, Cape Breton, where he was loved by so many. As a proud member of the Knight's of Columbus, he worked at the local food bank; he was also a valued member of the Port Hood Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Anne (Gillis); by their children, Alex,(Lisa Sutherland - Daniel, Rachel, Brittney, Summer); Stephen (Meghan Butler Grantham - Riley, Logan, Dylan); Cynthia Fitzner ( Cory- Liam, Emma); Paul (Marcelle Gaudet); and by his stepmother, Minnie MacDougall; his sisters, Thelma MacIntyre and Elaine Chisholm. Danny was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Shelley; his birth parents; his foster parents; brothers, Frankie, Jimmy, Roderick, Douglas, and Jimmy; and sister, Theresa. Visitation for Danny was held in the Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Friday, December 1st. Funeral Mass was held in Saint Peter's Church, Port Hood, on Saturday, December 2nd, with Father Vincent VanZutphen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, the Port Hood Resting Place, or any non-profit pet rescue organization. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLENNAN

Jessie MacLennan, wife of the late Angus J MacLennan (d.1975), from Chimney Corner, died peacefully on December 3rd, 2017, in Inverary Manor, Inverness; at the age of 87 surrounded by her beloved children. Jessie was born in St. Rose on February 24th, 1930. She was a daughter of Ronald Joseph MacLellan and Annie Florence (MacNeil). She was a devote Roman Catholic, belonging to St. Margaret of Scotland parish, Broad Cove. She served on parish council, was a Eucharistic Minister, a lector, and a committed volunteer at the Broad Cove Concert canteen where she served tea, hot dogs, and sold tickets for over 50 years. She was a valued member of her community where she volunteered her time and talents in many initiatives although there was no one charity that was her favourite. She canvassed for them all. She was actively involved in the South West Margaree Seniors’ Club taking on each of the executive positions. She loved managing finances and her children teased her about applying for the federal finance minister's position. She served on the Board of the Inverness Cottage Workshop. She was actively involved in politics and loved discussing the issues of the day. At one time she was owner and operator of the Margaree Harbour Craft and Gift Shop. She loved meeting people and often convinced them on the importance of having a woolen blanket. Her family and friends were very important to her, always making sure there were biscuits and sweets in for tea. No one could make, bake, and serve a pan of biscuits faster. She loved horses and enjoyed going to the harness races with her sister Janet. Widowed at the age of 45, Jessie is survived by her nine loving children, Mary, Chimney Corner; Ann, Chimney Corner; (Lenora, Lennan, and Andrew) Rona (Gerry) Melanson, Cochrane, AB; (Shane, Tarah, Lyndsay and Mark) Gussie (Gertrude), Chimney Corner; (Mary, Michael and Karla) Donald (Laura), Chimney Corner; (Donald, Jr., Matthew, Justin and Jessica) Marilyn (Emmitt) Daley, Margaree Harbour; (Jessie) Hugh, Fort McMurray, AB; (Elliott and Paige) and Heather (Luca Petti), Ottawa, ON.; (Gianluca, Micah, and Cristina). She was also blessed with 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She is  survived by brothers, Sandy MacLellan, Kenloch; Gussie (Adelaide), Inverness; sisters in-law, Zena Saule, New Waterford; and Pat MacLellan, Sudbury, ON; Jessie was predeceased by sisters, Belle MacDonald, Janet MacQuarrie, and Mary Peach, and by brothers, Alexander, Joseph, Jack, Ronald Angus, Jim, Jim Dan, and Archie. Visitation will be Thursday, December 7th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, with Fr. Dan MacDonald and Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret of Scotland/Stella Maris Religious Education Ministry or to Inverary Manor Palliative Care, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacMILLAN

Neil John MacMillan, 83, Etobicoke, Ontario, passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on October 30th, 2017.  As Neil grew closer to his eternal home, his gentle loving personality remained.  His graciousness a testament to how he lived his life each day. Neil was born on April 2nd, 1934, to Donald & Sadie (MacMillan) MacMillan of St. Ninian, Inverness County, NS.  At a young age he moved to Ontario to start work on the construction of the Niagara Falls tunnel project. Later he went to B.C. to work for a few years before returning to Ontario where he worked for Continental Can for 30 plus years. Neil and Sheila always loved to visit Cape Breton every summer and especially attend the Chestico Days Ceilidh and Parade where they enjoyed gathering with groups of family and friends.  His willingness to share stories of days gone was always a pleasure for all to hear.  Neil constantly had an optimistic view on life and we will miss his gentle nature. Neil is survived by the love of his life Sheila (MacLellan) MacMillan formerly from New Waterford, N.S.  They were married for 57 years and were blessed with two sons, Michael (Krista) and Neil, who passed away in infancy. He had three cherished grandchildren, Aidan, Keith, and Amy who were his treasures in life.  Neil is survived by his two brothers, Malcolm (Marilyn), Oakville, Ont. and John Willie (Beverly) Port Hastings, NS, sister –in-law, Gen MacMillan (Inverness, N.S.), and numerous nieces and nephews. Neil was predeceased by siblings Angus, Christina, and Jean, and his half-siblings Ronald, Mary Anne, Hugh, Andrew, John Alex, Alexander, Ann, Florence. His remains rested at G. H. Hogle funeral Home in Etobicoke, Ontario and the Funeral Mass was held on November 6th at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Etobicoke, Ontario with Fr. Frank Giordano Carpinelli officiating. He will rest in peace at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Mississauga, Ontario.

CORMIER
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Carole Cormier, age 81, of Cheticamp, NS, on Saturday November 18th, 2017, at the Foyer Pere Fiset in Cheticamp Ns. Born in Ontario, Mom was the youngest of her family. After Dad retired, they travelled and enjoyed many winters in Florida. She was a great cook and loved to crochet. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and will be missed by many. Carole is survived by her daughter Darleen (John) Deveau, Sydney, NS; her sons Robert (Bonnie) Cormier, Mississauga, ON.; Pat (Debbie) Cormier, Stoney Creek, ON; sister Evelyn (Harold), Toronto, ON; grandson, Trevor Cormier, Shelburne, ON; sister in law, Agnes (John) Camus, Sydney, NS. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews near and far. Carole was predeceased by her husband, Patrick; parents, Howard and Marion; brothers, William, Howard , Ross, and George; sisters, Beatrice, Edith, Jean, Gertrude, and Lillian. Cremation has taken place. At her request, no service will be held at this time. A family celebration will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to the Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp, NS.

DOUCET
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, David Gordon Doucet, 54, of Margaree Forks. Dave was born and raised in Margaree Forks and was the youngest child of the late Arsene and Regina Doucet. Following his graduation from Mabou Consolidated High School, Double D went out west to work with his brother Arnold. He then returned to his beloved Margaree prior to pursuing his career as an engineer with the Canadian Coast Guard in 1985, where he worked for 29 years. He was also a proud member of the Margaree Forks Volunteer Fire Department and Margaree Kinsmen Club where his work ethic, generosity, kindness, and free spirit was contagious. DD was humble and chose a simple life. He enjoyed listening to good tunes and being outdoors more than anything else. Swimming and canoeing in the river, hiking to Egypt Falls, bonfires, beach days, and fishing at the pond with as many kids and dogs as he could round up were his all time favourites. He never wasted a moment outside rain or shine. David preferred to do his shopping at second hand stores and the local dump. You could be sure to find him out for a walk in “downtown” Margaree at anytime of the day in true David fashion, with accessories that included, but were not limited to: his bichon frise Rory, a hockey stick, as well as headlamp and backpack. Uncle Davie was everyone's go-to man. He found a use for every gadget and could fix anything and everything. He excelled at mowing lawns, growing strawberries, walking dogs, cleaning pools (with his homemade pool vacuum), putting up Christmas lights, and befriending absolutely everyone. David's five children were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from him over the years, among them: if the car can get you from a to b, it's working just fine. River showers are the best showers. If you see a guy with a boom-box on his shoulder, ask to be his roommate because, if you're lucky enough, he might just become your best friend (we love you Steve!) and finally to always lend a helping hand. He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly and their five children, Haley, Thea, Brielle, Brayden, and Ali, siblings Marie Copley (Eddie), Inverness, Marcel, West Lake Ainslie, Jacqueline Prieur (Adrian) Angus, Ont., Brian (Therese) Margaree Forks, Arnold (Bernice) Halifax, and sister-in-law Gloria Doucet, Lower Sackville, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends too numerous to list but never forgotten, and strangers/hitchhikers he would love to have met. David was predeceased by parents Arsene and Regina, brother Alcide, infant son Nate, sister-in-law Charlotte Doucet, mother-in-law Wilma Cameron, and grand-nephew, Callum Cameron. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Talbot House or the Margaree Forks Volunteer Fire Department as well as doing an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness in his name. “Carry on” Dad, there was never a dull moment with you. Enjoy your final adventure over the rainbow. We love you forever. Visitation will take place at St. Michaels Hall in East Margaree on November 28th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Michael's Church on November 29th at 11:00 a.m.

FRASER
The family of Malcolm (Bud) Clement Fraser is saddened to announce his passing on November 25th, 2017. He died peacefully in the Inverness Hospital with his loving family by his side and music and song taking him home. Born in Margaree Valley, December 6th, 1928. He was the son of Ernest and Vera (Ingraham) Fraser. Malcolm was predeceased by his loving wife, Laura, of 56 years. He will be sadly missed by his children, Shelagh(Joey), Baddeck; Angela(Mark), Margaree Valley; Scott, Halifax. His beloved grandchildren whom he loved and was extremely proud of: Jacob, Crowdis, Michaela, Chloe, Luke, Noah, Matthew, special neice Breton, and special nephew Daniel. Malcolm had eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by OlgaShaw; Lena(Ralph)MacPherson; Robie(Lorraine) Fraser; Donald (Anna) Fraser, all of Margaree Valley; Vera (Bill) Balcom, Ann Lupien , both of New Hampshire, sister-in-law Josephine Fraser, Margaree Valley, brothers-in-laws, Raymond Crowdis (Qui), Saint John, New Brunswick, Franklin Crowdis (Wilfridine), Margaree Valley, Sheldon Crowdis, Okotoks, Alberta. Malcolm was predeceased by his two brothers, Lee Fraser, and Alex Fraser, sister-in-law, Agnes Fraser, brother-in-law , Russell Shaw, all of Margaree Valley, sister-in-law Karen Crowdis, Okotoks, Alberta. Malcolm had many nieces and nephews who he thought the world of. Malcolm (Bud) was a hard worker and worked all his working years in the forest industry. He also loved animals and had a small farm most of his life, horses being his passion. Malcolm also had a love for music and played guitar and sang everyday. In his later years he travelled around to various musical concerts and jam sessions where he was known as the "Yodelling Cowboy". He will be dearly missed by his musical family. A sincere thank you to the Inverness Hospital and staff, Palliative Care team, for all the support and great care throughout Malcolm's last days, they treated him as family. Malcolm will be sadly missed by his family, and all his dear friends, as family was the most important thing in his life. Knowing he will be joining his soulmate, Laura, and both will be at peace, and with his Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, we celebrate his life.  Visitation will be Thursday, November 31st, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Wilson United Church Hall. Celebration of his life will take place at Wison United Church , Margaree Centre, on Friday, December 1st, at 11:00 a.m.

MacDONALD
John Daniel, age 76, of Long Point, died November 22nd, 2017, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Black River, Inverness County, he was a son of the late Angus Archie and Sara Agnes (Gillis) MacDonald. John Dan was a long time caretaker of the Troy Trailer Court and was employed for many years as a pulp cutter with R. L. Cotton Lumber Company. He is survived by his son Evan, Dryden Ontario; grandson Dominic, granddaughter Sara, brothers Ronnie, Francis, both of Boston; Cecil, Mabou; and Jimmy, Boston; sisters Elda MacLean, Toronto; Margie MacDonald McCarthy, West Lake Ainslie; Lexie MacDonald, Judique; Jessie MacDonald, Victoria B.C.; John Dan will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Callum John, brother Dougald Joseph, and nephews Wesley Elms. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family, may be conveyed at www.greensfuenralhome.ca.

MacINNIS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Isaac MacInnis in the Richmond Villa, on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Matthews) of 52 years. Father of Darrell, (predeceased) and Shane (Lisa) of Mississauga, ON., and was predeceased by a son at birth. Grandfather of Benjamin, Sarah, and Matthew. Isaac was born in East Skye Glen, to the late John Angus and Janet (Young) MacInnis. He was a beloved brother of Donald (Anna) of East Skye Glen; Margaret, Margaree Harbour. He will be deeply missed by many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Grace (Richard predeceased) MacLean, Florence (Donald predeceased) MacLean, and Agnes “Aggie” (Dick of Elkview West Virginia) McVey; brothers, Ninian (Kay predeceased), Allister, Beattie “Mac” (Laura of London ,ON.), Peter (Annie Mae of East Skye Glen), and George (Evelyn predeceased). After leaving Cape Breton at a young age, Isaac lived in Sudbury, working for the Falconbridge mines, and also worked at Hodge General Store delivering groceries. Isaac then moved to Toronto where he met and married his true love, Anne. Anne and Isaac lived and lovingly raised a family in Long Branch and in Mississauga. Every summer they would travel “down home” to Cape Breton to visit everyone in Dundee and Skye Glen, and whoever had been “Home” at the time. Throughout the year they would make weekend trips to Sudbury and West Virginia, where fond and happy memories were made. They were members of St. Paul’s (Long Branch) and Bethel (Milton) United Churches. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and also bowled a perfect five pin game of 450 points. After working at Otis Canada Inc. for over 30 years as an elevator installer on many of the large skyscrapers in Toronto it was time to retire and move “home”. In 1995 Isaac and Anne built a home in West Skye Glen on land that Isaac worked on when he was young. He was a member of the Brotherhood and Stewart United Church in Whycocomagh and participated in many community activities. Isaac was devoted to all of his family and friends, and someone who would always be the first to help out. He was a kind and soft spoken person and would not say anything harsh about anyone or anything, but he could deliver a clever punch line out of the blue with that familiar smile on his face. He will always be in our hearts and will be truly missed. We would like to say a thank you to all of the staff and care givers at the Richmond Villa in St. Peters for all of their kindness and care especially during the last couple of weeks. We would like to thank Rev. Rachel Campbell of Stewart United Church in Whycocomagh for her support during this time of sadness. We would also like to thank the ladies of the Skye Glen Hall for all of their hard work and kindness. Cremation has been taken place and there will be a private graveside ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

HARPER
Clement Anthony “Clemmie”, age 76, of Inverness, passed away on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Inverness on May 7th, 1941, he was a son of the late Joe and Elizabeth (Larade) Harper. He was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness. He worked in Inverness for 25 years with Inverness County Public Works and was a volunteer fireman. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Inverness Filene Credit Union. In his younger years, he was an active horseman, and was a member of the Inverness Raceway Executive. In 1974, Clem and Delia opened C&D Canteen known as “Clemmie's”, which operated out of their home for 15 years.  Clemmie is survived by his wife, Delia (Smith) of 54 years; children, Mark (Elaine), Peter, Inverness; Kurt (Carrie), Truro; Roger (Tracey), Port Hawkesbury; Charlene (Robert), Halifax; brothers, Stanley (late Theresa), Johnny; sisters, Kaye (late Allister), Sandra, Ann (Alex) and Shirley; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Josephine, and Mona (late John Archie). Visitation held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness on Saturday, November 18th, funeral mass followed. Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Stella Maris Parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness.

MOLONEY
Thomas More “Tom”, age 58, of Blackstone, passed away from complications of Parkinson's, surrounded by family and friends on November, 14th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Tom was born in Manitoulin Island, Ontario, on October 29th, 1959, and was a son of Alfreda (Marchand) Moloney, and the late Henry Moloney. Tom was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of St. Mary's Church, Mabou, and was a humble man, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. Tom lived in Blackstone from 1971, until moving to Inverary Manor in August 2015. He enjoyed walking the dog, helping with farm work, great conversation, music, and food with family and friends. He is survived by his siblings Marie Celeste O.C.D., Ontario; Cecilia, St. John's; John (Linda), Blackstone; Sister Angela C.M.T., Santiago Chile; Pauline (Norm) Stein, Halifax; Stephen (Gloria), Saskatoon, Peter (Jenny), Terrace, BC.; Patrick (Amanda), Calgary; Hugh (Peggy), Cochrane; Robert (Kieu), St. John's; Luke, Vancouver; nieces, Lacey, Amber, Theresa, Mary Catherine, Karissa, Kate, and Jasmine; nephews, Brendan Liam, Thomas, Sean, René, and Rowan. Tom is predeceased by brother, Francis (Sadie), (Port Hood); and infant siblings, Joseph, Joseph R., Elizabeth, and Janet. The family would like to thank Dr. Lok and the Palliative Care Team, and all of the staff in Inverary Manor for their compassion and excellent care. Visitation was held in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou, on Friday, November 17th, funeral mass was held on Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Mabou at 11:00 a.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary's Parish Cemetery Fund, Mabou.

BOURGEOIS
Eva Marie Bourgeois, age 68, of St. Joseph du Moine, Inverness Co., died on November 8th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.  She was a daughter of the late Jean Paul and Anita (Aucoin) Romard.  Eva loved spending time with her family.  She liked going for walks, playing bingo, and doing crossword puzzles. She had a strong faith and attended Mass on a weekly basis. Eva leaves behind her daughter, Paulette Bourgeois, Cheticamp and her son Gerald Bourgeois (Tammy Deveau), Truro.  She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Bourgeois;  brother, Robert Romard and sister Simonne Romard.  Cremation took place and the remains rested in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph du Moine on Saturday, November 11th,  followed by funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Peter LeBlanc.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S..  Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services.  Condolences may be sent to:  www.CheticampFuneralServices.ca.


BUGBEE

It is with extreme sadness, that we heartbreakingly announce the passing of Harold Lawrence Bugbee Jr., age 49, from West Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton NS. In early June, Harold received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Despite this devastating news, he showed us everyday his strength, determination, and courage to keep fighting. From day one he cancelled the negativity out of his mind and started every natural treatment his beautiful and smart wife Kelly could find him. Harold never stopped fighting, day after day, week after week; I never in my life witnessed this kind of powerful strength. Sadly, On November 5th, Harold’s soul, peacefully returned to God, as his wife Kelly and myself (sister Sherry) were by his side. As Harold's sister It's hard to find words..... But anyone whose lives were touched by him knew his heart was solid gold and strong as a lion. As long as he could be near water, woods, the earth, music, and his family his soul felt at peace.  Many of these traditions will be carried on by his children. On September 24th, we pulled off a surprise wedding as Harold requested our help in marrying the love of his life Kelly. Their children, along with our family, stood by their sides for support. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have and always will” Harold is survived by wife, Kelly Baye; sons, Kaleb, 14, Brando, 12, Jagger, 10, daughter, Zada, 7. Also survived by his mother, Shirley Bugbee; sister, Sherry Bugbee(Gary); niece Courtney,and his beloved huskies. Predeceased by father, Harold Bugbee Sr.; grandparents, Lawrence and Mary Martell, Amos and Beatrice Bugbee; and infant son, Spirit Bugbee. We, the family, would like to extend our sincere “thank you”, to everyone for the care, support, and prayers during Harold's strong fight.... Loving appreciation goes out to Doris and Lloyd, Tammie, Dr.K and Camilla, as well as, to a couple of Harold’s many ‘good bros’, Todd and Scott. Additional, heartfelt thanks to Skip and Sylvia, Darrell and Tammy, and Johnny and Linda. Harold experienced an abundance of help, support, and love from so many more kind and caring people, who do not appear on this list. You know who you are, thank you for being a part of our journey, may you know many blessings, and that you are appreciated from deep within our hearts. A Celebration Of Life ceremony will be held in Cape Breton, on August 15th, 2018,  to mark Harold’s 50th birthday,  and to commemorate the life of a man who was deeply loved. Location to be determined, with further announcement.  Donations can be made to mother Shirley Bugbee in trust for Harold's children.

Free, like a river raging,
Strong as the wind I’m facing.
Chasing dreams and racing father time.
Deep like the grandest canyon,
Wild like an untamed stallion.
If you can’t see my heart you must be blind.
You can knock me down and watch me bleed,
But you can’t keep no chains on me.
I was born free! 
-Kid Rock

TINGLEY
We regret to announce the death of, Mary Catherine “Mayme” Tingley, which occurred at Inverness Hospital, Wednesday Novemeber 8th. Mayme passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 18th, 1930, to parents William Benjamin and Victoria (MacKinnon) Greig. Mary worked at the Inverary Manor as a PCW for many years and also cooked at a number of restaurants during her working years. In her free time she liked to knit, crochet, write poetry, do crossword puzzles, and read. Mayme was very active in the Margaree Valley Baptist Church, Inverness Palliative Care, and loved to cook for her family and friends in the community. One of her favourite things to do was to go for drives up Big Intervale.   She is a woman that will be greatly missed.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Ernest Tingley. She is survived by her sister Isabel (Joseph) Phillips; daughter Trudy (Russell) Copley; sons Ashley (Gemma) and Mervin; grandchildren, Aaron (Krista) Tingley; Amy (Nicholas) Smith; Darcy (Horn) Tingley; Kevin (Jenny) Copley; Victoria Copley also seven great-grandchildren and four nephews. Visitation for the late Mary Catherine “Mayme” Tingley, was Saturday November 11th and funeral service was held at Margaree Valley Baptist Church, Sunday, November 12th, with Rev. Hugh Morrison officiating. Family flowers only please; memorial donations in memory of Mayme may be made to Inverness County Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements for the late Mary Catherine “Mayme” Tingley were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley.

MACINTYRE
Mary Jane "Jean" MacIntyre, age 86, of Judique, went to her eternal rest on October 30th. Born in Melford, Inverness Co., on December 23rd, 1930, she was the daughter of Hugh and, Cassie (MacInnis) MacMaster. Mom was a devote Catholic, humble lady, loving mother, nana, friend, and neighbour. Her door was always open to make sure everyone had a bed to sleep in and were fed, including the furry and feathered friends. Nana’s cookies, pies, and biscuits were always a popular staple in the cupboard. Mom enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and entertaining her friends. She was a member of the Judique Altar Society,  parish lecturer and choir member, Kildonan Senior Citizens Club, and was honored to be one of the first Eucharistic Ministers.  One of her memorable accomplishments in her community involvement was being instrumental in bringing a Vietnamese family to Judique. As well as caring for her family, she was employed by Canada Post for over 18 years. Survived by her husband, Roddie, of 63 years; children, Angela (Richard) MacDonald, Inverside; Donna (Robert) MacLellan, Judique; Brian (Maryanne), Judique;  Sheila (Brent) MacDonald, Sackville; Glenn (Carol) Burlington, Ontario; brother, Donald (Mary) MacMaster, Shrewsbury, Mass.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece and special friend, Dorothy. Predeceased by grandchildren, Morgan, Logan, and Ryan, who she missed dearly, and brother in infancy. The family would like to thank the Inverness County homecare workers, Dr. Eagar and nurses of the ICMH & Palliative Care. Dr. Ritter and nurses Lori Anne & Johnena,  for their compassion and excellent care. Visitation was held in the Community Room of the Judique Fire Station on Thursday, November 2nd. Funeral Mass was held in St. Andrew’s Parish on Friday, with Fr. Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Mom’s memory can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Andrew’s Parish cemetery, or charity of choice. Family flowers only. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
"He welcomed her with open arms, for they knew each other well."

PURCELL
Doris Camilla (Quigley) Purcell, age 87 of Enfield and formerly of Inverness, passed away on Monday October 23rd suddenly at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Inverness on Sunday March 30th, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Jean (Burney) Quigley. Doris was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness. She loved a good game of cards, Bingo, and camping with her family and friends and will be missed by all who came to know her. Doris is survived by her son, Doug (Dawn); grandson, Jason, who was her pride and joy. She is also survived by her sisters, Adelaide (Gussie) MacLellan, Joanne (Wayne) Smith; sister in-law, Claire Quigley; many nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Basil Purcell; sister, Anna in infancy; Aileen LeBlanc, Celeste O’Quinn; brother, Allan Quigley; brother in-law, Charles LeBlanc. Cremation has taken place. As per her request there will be no funeral Mass or visitation. A private graveside burial will take place in Stella Maris Parish Cemetery, Inverness, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to Stella Maris Building Fund, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CARIGNAN
“Dora “ Isabelle  Carignan, age 81, of Margaree, passed away October 23rd in Inverness Consolidated Hospital. Born in Margaree, she was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Mary Lucy (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Dora was a lifetime member and past president of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). She was very active in the church and in the community.  Dora worked for many years as a bookkeeper and was well known for her humor and saying what she thought. Survived by her daughter, Denise Carignan, Margaree; sister, Florence Charrier, St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jean Carignan;  brothers, Joseph (Josie), Johnnie, Simon and Fidel in infancy; sisters Mary Ellen, Rose, Emma, Justina, Jane, Bertha.  Martha and Sophie who died in infancy.  Visitation was held in St. Michael’s Church, Margaree on October 27th from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m., from which time the funeral Mass was celebrated with Fr. Macdonald Ibeh officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Inverness Consolidated Hospital’s new Family room. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:  www.CheticampFuneralServices.ca. Funeral  was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

COURTEMANCHE
It is with profound sadness that the family of Barry Shawn Courtemanche, age 42, born on December 7th, 1974, announce his passing on Thursday, October 19th, in Cheticamp, NS.  Barry, devoted husband of Vanessa (Wastila), loving father of Sydney and Hunter, son of Gerry (Kettles) and Joe Courtemanche, brother of Shannon Cormier (Courtemanche). He loved and was loved by his many nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family, and was a loyal friend to many. Barry was a man of few words but showed his tremendous amount of love for his family and friends in his own way. He was happiest when with his family, on his Harley-Davidson, or having a beer. We would like to sincerely thank all those involved in helping bring peace to his family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope for Wildlife or a charity of your choice.  An informal gathering was held at the fire hall in Cheticamp, NS, on Friday, October 27th, as well as a visitation at KG’s Bar and Grill in his hometown of Manitouwadge, ON, on Sunday, October 29th.  Condolences may be sent to www.CheticampFuneralServices.ca. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

INGRAHAM
Allan Rodney Ingraham, 73, of Antigonish and formerly of Margaree passed away on October 23rd, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Jeptha and Margaret (McLeod) Ingraham. Allan was a hairdresser for close to 40 years, first in Margaree before opening Allan's Beauty Salon in Baddeck. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed music, cooking, playing cards, and spending time with his family. Allan smiled with his eyes. He'll forever be remembered for his positive and inspirational attitude and for looking classy. He is survived by his children, Paul (Sandra Arsenault), Shilo, Manitoba; Glenn (Victoria MacIsaac), Dartmouth; Allana (Greg) Keizer, Antigonish; grandchildren, Brandon, Jordyn, Connor, Samuel, Beth Ann, Robyn, and Iain; sister, Nancy (Bernie) Hawley, Cole Harbour; and brother, Nelson, Margaree. Predeceased by brothers, Stanley and Melvin. Visitation was held on Thursday, October 26th, in North East Margaree Senior Citizen Hall. Funeral service was held Friday in Margaree Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Hugh Morrison presiding. Burial in the church cemetery. In memoriam, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada or the charity of choice appreciated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services, Antigonish, and MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

MacKENZIE
Yvonne Gertrude MacKenzie, age, 79,  of Inverness passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Friday, October 27th, surrounded by her family. Yvonne was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness, and was the daughter, of the late Charles and Catherine (MacLellan) Doyle of Inverness. Mom was a gentle, caring women. She enjoyed her daily walks with her son Charlie. She loved her chats with people she would meet along the way. She also had a great love for animals, especially cats. Among other things in life she was an advit bingo player. Mom was very proud of her children and dearly loved her grandchildren, Jonathan, Matthew, and Kenzie. She is survived by her children, Charlie, Darlene, Bernie, Inverness; Gerard (Tuesdae), Waterloo, Ontario; Siblings, Theresa, P.A. (Mary), Iris, Elmer, Shirley, Ann (Jack), Blanche (Donnie), Stephen (Evelyn), Bernard (Linda), Edmund, Eldon, Jerry, and Marie (Paul). Mom was predeceased by her husband, Charles Kenneth MacKenzie, a baby boy (Stephen Vincent), sisters, Madeline "Mookie", and Charlene in infancy. Mom will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Visitation will be held in Stella Maris Church on Wednesday, November 1st, from 10:00-10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness  Palliative Care Society or to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness.  Online condolences may be made to : www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLEOD
Katherine Mary MacLeod, 88, of Antigonish and formerly of Cleveland, Cape Breton, passed away on October 24th, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in River Denys, she was a daughter of the late Alex R. and Jessie (MacGregor) MacLean. Katherine worked for many years with Tuttle's Flower Shop in Port Hawkesbury, and her passion for arranging flowers stayed with her through her whole life. She also spent a number of years working at Schwartz Furniture.  Her husband, William, was her life's blood, and their loving relationship extended to her bookkeeping in his lumber business.  On top of raising their three boys, they also took in many boarders over the years. Katherine was very involved in her church and had been a representative to the presbytery and the General Council of the United Church of Canada.  She was also a member of Eastern Star Chapter, Port Hawkesbury.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, going for drives, her trips to Florida, and attending TOPS meetings. She is survived by her sons, Rev. William (Joyce), Stanhope, PEI; Sandy (Marilyn) and Brian (Irene), both of Antigonish; grandchildren, James, Jeremy, and Jillian; Michael, Carole, and Andrew; and William, Brian Douglas, Sheumais, and Jermal; great-grandchildren, Sheumais, Abbi, Aiden, Ava, Emily, and Emily "EJ"; sister, Sadie MacLeod, Truro; brother, Charles, Victoria, BC; nephew, Malcolm and niece Janet. Predeceased by her husband, William; brother, John Dan "Jack"; and sister, Margaret. Visitation was held on Friday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Service was held on Saturday in St. James United Church, Reverend Peter Smith presiding.  Burial in West Bay Cemetery, West Bay. In honour of Katherine's love for flowers, floral arrangements are welcomed by the family. Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com.

CARSTENS 

On August 28th Donald P Carstens, 71, passed away peacefully at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson Maryland. Born in 1945 in Illinois he was raised by wolves in the Tampa Florida area. At 17 he enlisted in the US Navy and worked in DC as a photographer and filmmaker. He later studied and received a degree in Fine Arts from Halifax University, beginning a life long love of Nova Scotia, Belle Cote, and fishing.  Returning to DC, he successfully worked as a commercial photographer before moving to Baltimore to expand his growing business. Always interested in images and details, in later years he created a body of work both artistic and journalistic. Included in this later work was a fresh editing of an early series of photos documenting the now defunct cod fishing industry on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The resulting book, "One" is a beautiful black and white testament to a great eye and a lost time. The book and negatives are now in the University of Halifax archives. Don will be remembered for his talents, his humor, and his generosity. Having left his estate to My Sister's Circle to fund college education for Baltimore City women, he opened his heart to the city he loved. He is and will be greatly missed. Memorial for close friends were held privately.

CUMMINGS

Flora Louise (MacKenzie) Cummings, 69, of Mabou Harbour, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Monday October 23rd, 2017. The daughter of the late John James and Theresa (Doyle) MacKenzie of South West Margaree and wife of the late John Robert Cummings, Mabou Harbour. She is survived by sons: John (Grace), Enfield; Gerard (Wilma), Mabou; daughter, Doreen (Gordie) Gillis, Port Hood; brothers: Allan, John Hughie, Angus, and Ricky; sisters: Cindy, Eleanor, Cathy, and Johnena. Flora also leaves behind cherished five grandchildren, Jenna, James, Dawson, Riley, and Sierra. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and friend to many. She was an avid baker and enjoyed sharing her talent with the many friends who knew her. Thank you to staff and nurses at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Drs. Susie Egar and Rhea MacDonald, Palliative Care Nurses, Laurieann MacDonald and Johnena, who gave wonderful care to Mom. Visitation will be held in the vestry of St Mary's Church, Mabou, on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St Mary's Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

GILLIS

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Keith Wade Gillis, 47, of Mabou, on Saturday, October 14th, the son of the late Rita Louise Gillis and the late John Dan Gillis. He is survived by his son, Logan Gillis and his siblings, Mary Annette (Jerry) Gillis, Johnena (James) MacFadyen, Kevin (Carolann) Gillis, Roxanne (Ronnie) MacPhee, and Danita (Aaron) Gillis. He is also survived by nieces and nephews who he dearly loved, Haley and Harrison MacFadyen; Mira, Dane and Daria Gillis; and Danni Rae and Mallory MacInnis. Wade was predeceased by his two infant brothers, Peter and Darcy Gillis. Wade’s pride and Joy was his son, Logan, whom he loved and treasured with all his heart. Wade treasured simple moments in life with family and friends, whether it was playing a game of cards or just telling lively stories over a cup of tea. He also had a great passion for underground mining and vehicles built for speed. Sharing a laugh and making people laugh were two of his favourite things. Visitation took place on Thursday, October 19th, in the vestry of St Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held Friday in St Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Mary's Parish Cemetery Fund, Mabou. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. May loved ones who have passed before you embrace you with love and open arms, and may deep peace find your soul. Wade, we will miss you dearly and love you always.....until we meet again. 

LEBLANC

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andrew on October 13th, 2017, at the age of 81. Loving father of Jennifer (Jon) and Andrea, beloved life partner to Renee Marquis, her children, Joanne (Fabien) and Francois (Josee), proud grandpa to Michael, Melissa, Victoria, Cassandra, and Jordan, Jessica, Mathieu, and Jeremy. He is preceased by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth, but will be missed by his siblings Leo (Esther), Isabelle, Lisa (Harold), Lucy, Annie (Pat), Evan (Marie), Beatrice (Raymond), Peter (Doreen), Lydia (Gerald), Polycarpe and Alfred. Born and raised in Margaree, Nova Scotia, Andy joined the Air Force after high school. He then moved to Montreal where he enjoyed a long and successful career at CNCP Telecommunications. His retirement years were filled with his passions: golfing, volunteering, and helping others. His guidance and assistance will be missed by many. The family received condolences on Friday, October 20th, at Eglise St. Hilaire, 260 Ch Des Patriots  N. Mont-St. Hilaire, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial services were held Saturday, October 21st, at Urgel Bourgie, St. Hubert.

MacLELLAN

Flora Catherine MacLellan peacefully entered her heavenly home October 20th, 2017. Flora was born April 9th, 1931, at Mabou Harbour. During Mom's vibrant and fulfilling life, she was a gentle loving mother and nanny,  a woman of great faith, a devout Catholic, and a member of the CWL. Mom had a positive attitude who embraced life and people with warmth and friendliness. Mom's passion for music and her keen sense of humour were appreciated by all.  Mom enjoyed sharing her natural musical talent and was a member of the Mabou Fiddlers' and Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association. Flora is survived by her sons, Don (Theresa ) Whycocomagh; Bill (Carole) Mabou; John Francis (Charlene) Elmsdale; Raymond (Heather ) Fairview;  and her daughters, Marcella (Gerard ) Cameron Calgary; Eileen (Richard) Ross P.E.I.; Sharon (John) Frith Bedford; Marguerite (Leonard ) Beaton Mabou; and Charlotte (Stanley) Cameron Mabou; 40 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren; many relatives, friends, and neighbours. Flora was predeceased by her parents, William and Catherine (Beaton) Rankin; her husbands, Donnie MacNeil and Andrew MacLellan; daughters, Sandra and Iris Jean; brothers, Finlay Archie, Kenny, Alex Hughie, Angus Willie, and sister, Sr. Marcella (CSM); one brother and sister in infancy. Flora Catherine was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation was at St. Mary's Vestry, Mabou, on Tuesday, October 24th . Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Church Mabou, on Wednesday, October 25th, officiated by Father Bernie MacDonald. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLELLAN

Geraldine MacLellan (August 20th, 1954 – October 18th, 2017) passed away on October 18th in Inverness Memorial Consolidated Hospital in the presence of loving family. Geraldine was born on August 20th,1954, to the late Finley and Mary (MacKinnon)  Campbell. She is survived by her daughter Sara (Justin) who is her pride and joy. Brothers Lorne (Karen), Joe, Angus(late Liz), John, Kevin, Paul; sisters Marie (Olaf) Forsyth, Claire (late Allan) Quigley. Geraldine was predeceased by her husband John (RJ); sister Gloria and brothers Basil and Gerard. She was devoted in her Catholic faith and was a member of St.Joseph's Parish in South West Margaree. Geraldine was a master in the kitchen for preparing large meals for family and friends during busy gaspereau fishing and haymaking times. She always enjoyed browsing a good cookbook to find a new recipe to try. She was very generous and caring to whom she knew. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday October 23rd. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, South West Margaree, with Father Ibai officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Special thank you to Dr. Egar, Dr. Ritter, Lori Ann MacDonald and Inverness County Home Support for each providing extraordinary care. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

GILLIS

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mona Cecelia Gillis, 71, which occurred in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on October 17th. She was the daughter of the late Joe Harper and Elizabeth (Larade). She enjoyed playing darts and crib and spending time with family. Mona is survived by sons: Johnny (Colleen), Danny, and Roy (Kimmy), all of Inverness. She is also survived by grandchildren: Quarrie, Keisha, Johnathan, Luke, and Abby, brothers; Stanley, Clem, John, sisters:Kay, Shirley, Sandra and Ann; special friend Linda Timmons; and many nieces and nephews. Mona was predeceased by sisters; Dorothy and Josephine. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Saturday, October 21st in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, followed by funeral Mass with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

POIRIER

Robert Collin “Collie” Poirier, age 73, of Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp, formerly of Arsenault Hill, Margaree, passed away on Monday, October 16th, at the guest home. Born in Cheticamp on November 22nd, 1943, he was a son to the late Patrick and Mary Julia (Arsenault) Poirier. Collie was well known to everyone.  Collie worked in his early years with Highland Pulp, 20 years or more with Isidore Doucet Construction, and 13 years with Dennis Doucet and Sons Ltd.  He always had a great sense of humor.  He enjoyed life to the fullest until his accident in 2013 at which time he became a resident of Père Fiset Guest Home in Cheticamp. He was a member of St. Michael’s Parish, Margaree, a member of the Margaree Highlanders Snowmobile Club for many years.  Collie will be missed by a lot of people, he had many special friends, too many to mention.  He loved to hunt, fish, ski-doo, four wheeling, and playing many games of cribbage with Rose Ann and Joe Chiasson.  A very big thank you to the employees at the Foyer Père Fiset for all the love and care given to Collie. He is survived by his brothers, Kempton and Peter of Margaree; Joe, Halifax; nephews, aunts and cousins. Visitation was held on Thursday, October 18th, in St. Michael Parish Hall, East Margaree.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset.  Condolences may be sent to:  www.CheticampFuneralServices.ca. 

TIMMONS

With loving memories and hearts full of sadness the family of Archibald “Iron Archie” Timmons, age 82, of Inverness, announces his passing on October 2nd, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family in his 82 year. Dad's story begins on January 3rd, 1935. Born in Pleasant Bay to the late Clarence Timmons and Marcella Fraser-Shaw. Dad lived most of his life in Inverness working as a pulp cutter. Dad was a hard worker who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, the outdoors, walking, Mom's cooking, long drives, music, and his family. At the age of 19, Dad met the love of his life Elizabeth (MacKinnon, predeceased, May 2017) whom he was married to for 62 years. Also predeceased by infant son, Alexander. Dad will be sadly missed by his daughters, Marie (A.D.), Jean (Ivan), Celeste (Brian), Inverness; sons, Lee (Sandra), St. Margaret's Village, Timmy (Jackie), Sydney; Clarence (Tracey), Whitehorse; Lester (Terry), Fairview; Jay, Whitehorse. Dad will be fondly remembered by his 18 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren, each one held a special place in his heart. Dad is also survived by his sister, Diana (William), Mabou, and lovingly remembered by the MacKinnon-Shaw family. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne, on October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Maggie Plant as celebrant. Burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank the wonderful and dedicated staff of Inverary Manor and ICMH who took such good care of our dad. We will forever remember Dad as a kind soul, with amazing wit and one liners. As the story continues, until we meet again, Dad we love and miss you. Dad and Mom are together again. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CHISHOLM
The angels came to carry our darling momma to heaven on Thursday, October 12th, at 5:30 p.m. She passed away in the presence of those she loved – her children. Anna Isabel MacIntyre Chisholm was born on August 21st, 1925, in Inverness, Cape Breton, to the late John Dan MacIntyre and Jessie MacMaster-MacIntyre. Momma grew up in a large, loving family of six boys and five girls in Inverness. She loved to sing and dance and was a devout Catholic. During the War, she worked as a riveter in the Halifax Shipyards and as a dietary aid in Camp Hill Hospital for Veterans. She took great pride in her contribution and support to our troops. She married James Roderick Chisholm on February 14th, 1946, in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and moved back home to Inverness. Momma's door was always open and the teapot was always boiling on the coal stove. She had a wonderful sense of humour, a heart of gold, a witty tongue, a listening ear, a sharp mind, and hugs and kisses for anyone in need. She also had a smile that would lift your spirits and a singing voice of an angel. Her Catholic faith was her refuge and strength all the days of her life. Momma loved going to mass and reciting the rosary. She enjoyed seeing the many faces during the collection of offerings in church and participated as a reader and a eucharistic minister. As a mother of 10 children, she was never too busy to tell us that she loved us, never forgot a birthday, and she sang lullabies to us with more than enough hugs, and encouraged us to treat everyone with kindness and respect. Every day she had to enjoy her strong cup of piping hot tea with Carnation milk. She continuously enriched our lives with her constant caring and sharing. Momma was survived by her brother, Francis MacIntyre, California, USA; children, James R. Chisholm, Jr., Ottawa, ON.; Catherine A. MacKenzie (Peter), Yarmouth, NS; Mary F. Chisholm, Inverness, Cape Breton; Jeremiah Chisholm (Sarah) , White Court, AB; Francis X. Chisholm (Ruth) - Ottawa, ON; Bernard J. Chisholm, Massachusetts, USA; Gloria F. Chisholm (Brian), Big Bras d'Or, Cape Breton; Anna E. Chisholm, Port Maitland, NS; Marcella J. Chisholm, Springhill, NS; Larry Chisholm (Gaela), St. Albert, AB; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and niece Kathleen Poirier (James), Inverness. She was predeceased by her husband, James Roderick Chisholm, in 1999, her four sisters and five brothers. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday, October 16th. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed  in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness. Momma you will always be in our thoughts, we will always carry you in our hearts, and when we reminisce of you, a drink in your memory will bring us peace. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

TIMMONS
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of “Travis” William Timmons of Pleasant Bay who passed away on Wednesday, October 4th, in Pleasant Bay as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Inverness on August 12th, 1996 he was the son of Howard Curtis Timmons and Darlene Marie (AuCoin) Timmons. Travis was a very loving person who was special to everyone in the community of Pleasant Bay. He always had time to help a friend or stranger in need. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed fishing but most of all his passion was hunting. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. He is survived by his parents Howard and Darlene Timmons; brother, Gregory Curtis (Samantha) Timmons; special friend Kendra Myatt and family; maternal grandmother, Sylvia AuCoin, Cheticamp; uncles, Darrell (Jackie) Timmons, Cheticamp, Tony (Ann) Timmons, Alberta; aunt, Stacey (Mark Burns) AuCoin, Cheticamp; Predeceased by paternal grandparents, Elmer and Mary Timmons; maternal grandfather, Joseph William AuCoin; uncles, Ernest Timmons and Billy AuCoin. Visitation was held on Sunday, October 8th in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay, from where the funeral service was held on Monday, October 9th, with Reverend Anna Smith officiating.  Interment in Pleasant Bay Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneral @ns.aliantzinc.ca.

POIRIER
Marie Elizabeth Poirier, age 75, passed away on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in Foyer Père Fiset, where she was a resident.  Born in Chéticamp, she was a daughter of the late Willie A. Bourgeois and Marie Louise (Roach) Bourgeois. She is survived by brother, Claudie Bourgeois, Chéticamp; and sister, Marie Jeanne Bourgeois, Québec.  Predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Poirier;  brothers, Joseph Cyril Bourgeois, Pierre Bourgeois, Willie Joe Bourgeois and Henry Bourgeois;  sisters, Sophie Anne Aucoin, Alice Poere, Marie Thérèse Caducal. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, October 11 in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AUCOIN

Marie “ Irene” Aucoin, 76, Cheticamp, passed away September 29th, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Center, Cheticamp.

Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Willie Aucoin and Clara (Bourgeois) Aucoin. Irene passed from this life in the same manner she lived it – surrounded by love. She was happiest when she was bringing joy to others from cooking favorite meals for David and her children and grandchildren, to caring for others, cuddles with the kids, or card games and laughs. Irene loved her community, friends, and family. Her giving heart touched the lives of many and she was always ready with a lending hand. Irene will be deeply missed and as we reflect on her life well spent we are forever grateful for her goodness, generosity, nurturing spirit, and especially her unending love. She is survived by her husband, David Aucoin; sons, Jules (Paula) Aucoin, Summerside, P.E.I., Jean (Heather) Aucoin, Cole Harbour, Guy (Jillian) Aucoin, Stellarton; daughter, Francine (Bernie) MacDonald, Greenwood; brothers, Joseph Arthur (Thérèse) Aucoin, Gerald (Rachel) Aucoin, both of Cheticamp. Grandchildren; Chloe (Jessica), Maggie (Torsten), Samuel, Isabel, Lily, André, Arielle, Pierre, Katey. Niece & nephew; Daphne Aucoin, Brian Aucoin. Predeceased by first husband, Joseph Doucet; sister, Victoire Bourgeois; grandchildren, Gabrielle Aucoin, Sophie MacDonald; nephew, Bernie Aucoin. Visitation was held at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at Église St.-Pierre, Cheticamp on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care Services of Sacred Heart Community Health Center. Online condolences may sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BEATON

Colin Joseph Beaton , age 85, passed away on Sunday, September 24th,  in Guysborough Memorial Hospital with family by his side. Born on Friday, November 13th, 1931, he was a son of the late Archibald James and Catherine Ann (MacDonald) Beaton. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, and Colin was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He loved to pick up the guitar and sing a song. His other passion was nature in all its beauty. He will be remembered fondly by all of his nieces and nephews and will be missed by all who came to know him. Colin was predeceased by brothers, John Dan, James, Damian, and John Neil Beaton; sisters, Mary Ann MacNeil, Florence Beaton, Annie Laurie Gillis, Annie Marie Grant, and Clementine Beaton. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral Mass. A private graveside service will be held as per Colin’s request on Saturday, October 14th, at 1:00 p.m. in St Peter's Parish Cemetery, Port Hood with Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Donations may be made in Colin’s memory to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood, or to a charity of your choice. 

Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

HARDIE

Mary Jane Hardie (MacKay), age 98, Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 3rd. Born in Kingsville, Inverness County, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Mary (MacDonald) MacKay. She is survived by her son, John and granddaughters, Kathleen and Christina, all of Australia; sister-in-law, Marjorie MacKenzie-MacKay, St. Peter’s. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; brothers, John A., Dan, Peter, Joe, Donald R., Jimmy, Alex Francis; sisters, Florence and Jessie Graham. Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Glendale, with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to the Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre would be greatly appreciated. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

BEATON

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Alex Lawrence Beaton on September 29th, in Antigonish, NS. Born in N.E. Mabou, on December 8th, 1939, Lawrence learned at a young age the value of family and of hard work on his family’s farm. At age 17, Lawrence went to Elliot Lake, Ontario, to take up hard-rock mining, where he discovered his natural leadership skills and ability to meet or exceed production demands. Having met his future wife while visiting his beloved Cape Breton home, Lawrence and Mary married in 1964, at which time they took up residence in Massachusetts.  Lawrence eventually pursued the carpentry trade, first as a union carpenter in Boston, and then as a residential home contractor in Massachusetts, and for a time in Cape Breton. Carpentry was a natural match for Lawrence, and he followed this trade with joy and passion for over 50 years. Lawrence loved his family and made them and their welfare the centre of his life. His deep faith in Christ and his kind and honest nature earned him the respect of many. Lawrence is predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary, his parents, Angus Dan and Jessie Beaton; his brother, Neil, and sisters, Anne (Beaton) and Kathleen (Hayes); and his nephew Kevin (Gillis). He is survived by his daughter, Gail (Peter), and his sons, Curtis (Antoinette) and Christopher (Melanie); his grandchildren, Amanda, Alex, Alyssa, and Audrey; his brother, AJ, and sister, Mary Catherine (Gillis) as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 5th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Port Hood and Area Resting Place, Port Hood. The funeral Mass will be held at Saint Joseph’s Parish, S.W. Margaree, on Friday, October 6th, at 11:00 a.m., with Father McDonald Ibah officiating. Interment will follow immediately afterwards in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or the PKD Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

BURNS
Thomas William Burns, age 90, of Margaree Harbour, Inverness County, passed away peacefully September 25th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Margaree Harbour, July 10th, 1927, he was the eldest son of the late John D. and Mary (Muise) Burns. For many years Tommy resided in Port Hawkesbury where he raised his family. It was his work as a heavy equipment mechanic that first brought him to the Port Hawkesbury area when he worked on the construction of the Canso Causeway. When that project was finished, he was employed with Nova Scotia Pulp Ltd. at their new mill in Point Tupper. He maintained this position until his retirement in 1992. Tommy was a proud member of the CEP Local 972. Upon his retirement he moved back to his much-loved Margaree Harbour. He was happiest out in the shop working on outboard motors or building something for his children. Many trips were made to Belle Cote beach to get word of the days’ lobster catches. Tommy was a 4th degree Knight 9936 Robert Wicks Council and Cape Nova Council 7924. Tommy will be sadly missed by his children, Elaine (David Decoste), Havre Boucher;  Gary, Port Hawkesbury; Patricia (Billy) Tighe, New Victoria; David (Evelyn), Troy; Michelle (Darren) Harb, Port Hawkesbury; Alan (Wanda), Lower Sackville; son-in-law Gerard Deveaux, Port Hawkesbury; as well as his 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; also his sisters, Stella (Bob) Warner, Port Hawkesbury; Theresa (Melvin) Waters, Whycocomagh; brothers, Wilfred, Margaree Harbour; Freddie (Rose), East Margaree; and Leo, New Brunswick. Tommy was predeceased by his daughter, Jean Marie Deveaux; his long- time companion, Margaret Hayes; siblings, Clarence,Prince Edward Island; Martin, Belle Cote; Rannie and Annie Jane, both of Margaree Harbour. Funeral was held on Saturday, September 30th in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree.  Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Tommy may be made to the Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

CAMPBELL
Stan Campbell, 76, New Haven, PEl, passed peacefully Sunday, September 24th, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Kirkland Lake Ontario, October 22nd,1940, son of the late Daniel and Jean (Hawley) Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife and  best friend Roberta (Hood) Campbell. His loving children Kim Wallace, Scott Auger, and Erin Campbell (Mark Bevan). Loving Papa to Cody (Jenn) MacDonald, Kayla MacDonald, and Synders (Josh) Page. Great Papa to Madison, Brooklyn, Micah, Macie and Arya. Also survived by his loving sister Glenda Campbell, Port Hood, NS, his Aunt Mary Jessie Beaton, NS, and special nephew Kelly ‘Super Kid’ Davis Hudson, Fl., as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private service at Stan’s request has been held.

BOND

Jessie Ann Bond, 83, of Long Point passed away peacefully at home on September 19th, 2017. Jessie was the daughter of the late Johnny and Katie (MacDonald) MacKenzie of Port Hood. Mom was a wonderful, caring, and loving person. Her greatest pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was the core of the family, her home was the gathering place and she was happiest when surrounded by them. Words could not describe her will and strength in difficult times. Jessie has touched many people in her lifetime, she will be dearly missed  but never forgotten. She is survived by her 13 children: Mary “Cookie” (Bernard) Batherson, AJ (Darlene), Donald (Jessie), Jack, Mike, Billy (Margie), Cathy (Norman), Stan (Jeanette), Hughie, Allan (Joyce),Patrick, Florence (George), James (Sharon), daughter-in-law Brenda Seymour and extended family Mary LeBlanc and Allison Crossan, brothers: John Alex, Hughie, Alex, and sisters: Mary and Theresa, 22 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Jessie was predeceased by her husband Charlie, brothers: Charlie, Donnie, AJ, Neil, and sister Margaret “Tootsie” and great-grandson Mitch Burke. A private service was held to remember Jessie; on Saturday September 23rd,  at the Judique Community Centre. Memorial donations may be to Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society. Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

She loved a lot in her time

She watched love grow and die on the vine

She stood in the shadows, so others could shine

She loved a lot in her time

– George Jones 

 

CLARKE-WEBBER

Anne Coady Clarke-Webber (Buchanan), age 93, of Cape Breton, passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2017, at the Inverness Inverary Manor with family members by her side. She was born in Birch Grove, Nova Scotia, on April 16th, 1924. She was the youngest child of Jane (nee Hayward) and Josiah Clarke who emigrated from Newfoundland. Her siblings include: Hannah (1912 – 1970), Mary (1913 – 2009), Walter (1915 – 1960), Hugh (1920 – 1974), Gladys (1922), Andrew (1923). After her father died in a 1927 in a mining accident in Glace Bay, Anne stayed at Bairncroft Orphanage before being adopted by George and Lexie Coady of Margaree. She grew up alongside their son Judson before attending teachers college in Truro. In 1944 Anne married Philip C. Buchanan (1920 – 1998) of Kempt Road, Richmond County. Later in life she met and married Spurgeon J. Webber. She began her teaching career in one-room schoolhouses in Loch Lomond and Grand Anse prior to the family moving to Cornwall, Ontario, in 1962. She worked with adult learners on the Mohawk / Akwesasne Reserve, Cornwall Island, then at St. Lawrence College. Returning to Nova Scotia after retiring, her quest for learning continued. Her philosophy of “I can’t see just sitting back and letting the world go by” led her to graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1991 with a certificate in Gerontology. Anne was also the recipient of the McGrath-Baird Prize in Gerontology for her combination of academic achievement and community involvement. Countless lives have been touched through her volunteer work which included involvement in Bethany United Church, Halifax. In 1996 Anne was the recipient of the prestigious Province of Nova Scotia Remarkable-Senior Award “For the remarkable way she leads her life through Volunteer Service”. She will be dearly missed by her children: Mervyn George Buchanan (Sandy), Calgary; Philip Kevin Buchanan, Edmonton; Judson Walter Buchanan (Robin Lynn), Campbellville, Ontario; Wendy Jane Zechman, Edmonton; Leslie Anne Buchanan, Halifax. Her grandchildren: Aaron, Ryan, Karen, Iain, Brooke, Sean, Robin, Holly, Katherine, James, Kyle, Lexie, Jessica, Julia. Her great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Meghan, Kaylie, Madison, Landon, Hudson, Claire, Mia, Claudia, Lachlan. She will also be missed by her nieces, nephews, and many friends. The family wishes to acknowledge and sincerely thank Leslie Anne Buchanan and her family for taking care of Mum for so many years. Special thanks also to the dedicated and supportive staff at the Inverary Manor – Sunrise Villa, where Anne resided for the past three years. Online condolences may be posted at: www.arbormemorial.ca/en/atlantic-sackville/obituaries. Donations may be made to your charity of choice. A memorial service and reception will be held in the spring of 2018 in Black River, Richmond County. 

MacDONALD

Mary Ann MacDonald, age 78, of Glencoe Mills, passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, on Tuesday, September 19th. Born on June 16th, 1939, Mary Ann was the beloved daughter of the late Alex Angus and Katie Ann (Campbell) MacDonald. Mary Ann was a beautiful soul with a kind heart who loved to laugh and carry on. She was a devoted Catholic with a prayer and a smile for everyone she knew. Mary Ann had a very special place in her heart for the loving and caring staff at Inverary Manor and had many dear friends there. Mary Ann leaves behind a family who deeply loved and cherished her. She is survived by sisters and best friends Mary Cassie (Collie) MacDonell, Annie Mae (Donnie) MacDonald, and Jessie (late Angus) Beaton; and sister-in-law Marion (Malcolm) MacLeod. Mary Ann treasured her nieces and nephews and will be so missed by Adrian, Francis, Jamie, Carol, Derrick, Corry, Rachelle, Colleen, Lisa, and Melanie. She adored her 23 grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was pre-deceased by her brothers Francis, John Dan, and Donald; her brother -in-law Angus Beaton; her special cousin Isabel Campbell; and nephews Glen MacDonald and Dwayne Beaton. Visitation was held in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou, on Friday, September 22nd. Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 23rd in St. Joseph's Church, Glencoe Mills, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mary Ann's memory to the Inverary Manor or the St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund, Glencoe Mills. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacMILLAN

The family of Glennie MacMillan is saddened to announce her passing on September 16th, 2017, in Mac Gillivray Guest Home, Sydney, where she resided and was lovingly cared for since 2010. Glennie was born in Marble Mountain, Inverness County, on August 19th, 1921, to parents Matilda "Tilda" MacMillan and Roderick "Big Rod" MacDonald. Glennie is survived by her son Keith (Aggie), Westmount, Cape Breton, her adoring granddaughters, Sonya (Grant) MacMillan-Caswell, Calgary and Erin MacMillan, Toronto. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews, who affectingly referred to her as Grandma Glennie. She will be missed by good friends, Pearl Taylor, Inverness and Eleanor MacKenna, New Waterford. A proud graduate of The Glace Bay General Hospital School of Nursing, and the University of Manitoba Hospital Management Program. Glennie spent her nursing career at the Inverness Memorial Hospital as staff nurse, head nurse, director of nursing and interim hospital administrator and at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital as director of ER/Out Patients Department. In her retirement Glennie loved to travel with her lifelong friend and fellow nurse Beulah MacLean, to spend many fun-filled winters in Florida. Glennie was a member of St Matthews United Church, Inverness and of the United Church Women's League before moving to Sydney where she became a member of St Andrews United Church. Glennie will be especially remembered for her quick wit and wonderful sense of humour. She was a friend to many and graciously opened her home to everyone who Lauchie and Keith brought home, usually at meal time and without notice. Besides her parents, Glennie was predeceased by her husband Lauchlin Angus "LA", sister Alena MacRay, brother, Peter, cherished nephew, Reverend Glenn MacDonald, as well as her best friend, Beulah MacLean.  A very heartfelt thank you to the staff of MacGillivray Guest Home for the love and excellent care they provided. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, September 30th in St. Matthews United Church, Inverness, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with  a celebration of life to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Maggie Plant officiating. Burial to follow in St. Matthews United Cemetery in Strathlorne. Family flowers only please. Donations in Glennie's memory may be made to St. Matthews United Church, Inverness, or to a favourite charity. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

BEATON

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Angus R. Beaton of Mabou, Nova Scotia, announce his passing at age 76 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer which ended on September 12th. Angus was a vibrant part of his beloved community of Mabou, where he spent over 30 years as a teacher at Mabou Consolidated School.  Angus was passionate about many things, but he particularly loved Scottish Fiddle Music which was engrained in him as he grew up as the eldest child in a large, and musical family.  Nothing pleased Angus more than listening to Scotch music, and he loved attending square dances and fiddling events in Inverness County and beyond. He was a valued member of the community where he volunteered his time to many community building initiatives, and was a past board director for the Mabou Athletic Association and the East Coast Credit Union.  He was also active in school sports, where he took on coaching roles in basketball, softball, and volleyball. He had a particular passion for track and field, and his devotion to coaching the sport helped to develop many high performing track athletes, several of whom went on to perform and excel at provincial and national levels. Talking about his track athletes, or hearing music being played by any one of his musical family members was sure to put a smile on his face. Finally, Angus was a life-long follower of the Montreal Canadians and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and truly loved engaging in discussions about those teams with other sports fanatics in the area. Angus was born on August 7th, 1941, in Mabou to his father, Donald Angus Beaton and mother Elizabeth (MacEachen) Beaton (both deceased).  Angus loved Donald Angus’s and Elizabeth’s music and truly admired, and respected his father and mother and was proud to be part of the Beaton’s of Mabou Clan. Angus will be dearly missed by his wife of over 51 years, Jessie (MacDonald) Beaton who he truly adored, admired and loved unconditionally. Angus is survived by this three children, Derrick (Bernice) of Halifax, Corry (Edward) Connolly of Guysborough, and Rachelle (Hughie) MacDonald of Oakfield.  Angus also leaves behind eight grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Sarah and Ryan Beaton, Matthew, Lindsay, and Ainslee Connolly, Jessica, Molly, and Ian MacDonald, all of whom loved their Grandpa to the moon and back.  Angus was pre-deceased by his son Dwayne, who always held a special spot in his heart. Angus also leaves to grieve his seven brothers and sisters who each had a special bond with Angus.  Angus is survived by brothers Sandy (Ann) of Sydney, Joey of Mabou, Kinnon (Betty) of Long Point, and Carl of Fort St. John, BC; sisters Elizabeth Ann (Alex Angus) MacDonald of Mabou, Mary (Danny) Graham  of Judique, and Joan (Angus) MacDonald of Brook Village, Sisters-in-laws; Mary Cassie (Collie) MacDonnell, Port Hood, Annie Mae (Donnie) MacDonald, Port Hood, Marion (Malcolm) MacLeod, Mabou, and Mary Ann MacDonald (Inverness). Angus was pre-deceased by his brother Francis (Gwen), sister-in-law Elizabeth (Sandy), brother-in-laws Donald MacDonald, John Dan MacDonald (Marion), and Francis MacDonald.  He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, as well as grandnieces and grand-nephews, all of whom he adored and loved to spend time with. The family would like to thank the staff of the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre for their care and compassion during Angus’s illness.  Special thanks to Lori Ann MacDonald, Melissa Beaton, and the Palliative Care team for their care and compassion during Angus’s illness. Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 16th, at St. Mary’s Church, Mabou.  Visitation was held in the vestry of St. Mary’s Church on Friday, September 15th. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or the Mabou Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to:www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

RANKIN

Alexander Joseph (Sandy) Rankin, 67, passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit, Toronto, Ontario, on August 15th, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.  Sandy was the son of the Late John Dan and Janie (MacArthur) Rankin.  He is survived by his brother, John, Brampton, Ontario, and many relatives and friends in both Canada and the United States.  He was predeceased by  his brother, William in infancy.  Sandy was born in New Glasgow and the family later moved to Mabou, Nova Scotia, in the 1950s.  Following high school, Sandy moved to Toronto where he remained until his death.  Sandy’s funeral Mass was held in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Mabou, Nova Scotia, on September 19th with burial in the St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Sandy’s caregivers at the Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit for the great care he received during his brief illness. Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Chiasson
Chiasson, Marguerite Marie, Age, 95, of Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp, passed away peacefully on September 6th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Sacred Heart Community Centre. Born in Cheticamp,  she was the daughter of the late Cyril Bourgeois and Louise Boudreau. Marguerite Marie was one of the most kind and young- hearted woman we knew. Her love and appreciation for everyone that surrounded her whether she was close to you or not, you were always welcomed with open arms and a wonderful smile. You could sit and chat with her about anything, she could always relate and find something positive no matter what the conversation was. Regardless of how Marguerite Marie was feeling the last few years, she always put others before herself. Growing up you could always find a house full of kids and Marguerite Marie sitting at her frame doing what she loved most, hooking. We will greatly miss our wonderful Marguerite Marie but knowing she is at peace and reunited with her dearest love, Joseph a Dan, brings us comfort. She is survived by sons: Claude Chiasson (Kathleen) Ontario; Charles Joseph Chiasson (Pierrette) Cheticamp; daughters: Claudette Gallant (Joseph Henrie); Amélia Chiasson (Jean Marie Lavoie); Doris Chiasson all of Quebec; Hilda Cormier (Richard) Cheticamp. Twelve grandchildren: Lynn, Christina, Charlene, Ian, Jonathan, Johanne, Yvon, Remi, Marielle, Hugo, Miranda, Cynthia. Fifteen great-grandchildren: Carson, Meara, Keira, Caden, Sophie, Olivier, Kailey, Liam, Olivia, Gregoire, Francis, Joelle, Jacob, Cedric, Alexandre. Predeceased by her husband Joseph a Dan Chiasson; one son-in-law Clement Rioux; brothers: Louis Leo, Joseph Daniel, Gabriel, Wilfred, Willie Arthur; sisters: Marie Louise Deveau, Marie Therese Roach. The body was cremated.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, September 9th at l’Eglise St Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foyer Pere Fiset (recreation department) or to  Foyer Pere Fiset. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services.

Evans
Clara Emma Evans, 90, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Clara was born on July 8th, 1927, in Big Interval, the daughter of  the late Richard and Marion (Marple) Newton. She was united in marriage to Lewis Dean Evans in the summer of 1948.  He preceded her in death. They were married 49 years. Clara was a teacher in Inverness County for several years and worked as an office administrator for the Evans Coal Limited for 30 years. Clara was also a devoted mother and homemaker and member of the Calvin United Church. Clara loved to crochet and make wild salmon dinners for all the mining associates who passed through the doors of the office over the years. She was kind to all.She is survived by her eldest son Gary D. (Stacia) Evans. Her beloved grandchildren: Vaughan (Donna) Evans, Trevor (Julia) Evans, Tracey (Aaron) Snow, William Evans, and Darrell D. Evans.  Her dear great-grandchildren; Lucas, Brady, Logan, Samuel, and Isyc. Her sisters Emma MacKay and Mary MacKay and brother Allan Newton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Bradley in 1954, Bryant in 1995, and Darrell in 2000, a brother, David Newton in 1993, and two sisters, Sarah MacAulay 2004 and Ellen Cameron 2012. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. on Friday, September 15th, in Calvin United Church, Margaree Harbour, with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. Burial to follow in Whale Cove Cemetery, Margaree Harbour. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Inverary Manor staff for their special care and kindness in her final days. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

Fraser
Fraser, Charles Daniel “Charlie” age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. Born in Inverness on September 21st, 1927, to Angus and Haddie (MacInnis) Fraser. Charlie worked as a red seal carpenter all over Canada and was a very proud craftsman. He was a member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Charlie loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing when he wasn’t working on the family farm. He is survived by his wife Sadie (MacLean) and son Trevor, both of Strathlorne. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Bessie Florence; brothers, John Angus and Neil Clarence. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service as per Charlies wishes. Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or to St Matthews United Church Graveyard Fund. OnLine condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DENEUMOUSTIER
John Deneumoustier, aka Jackie, Duke, passed away on August 15th, 2017, at the age of 84. He was brought up in Inverness, Nova Scotia, and came to Massachusetts where he spent the last years living in Newbury, Ma., with his wife, Theresa, of 60 years. He was the cherished father of John, Sheree, Karen, Donna, and Kim, their significant others and families. He will also be missed by his many grandchildren, and brother, Jerry Deneumoustier. John was the son of the late Alice (Doucet) and Modeste Charles Deneumoustier, nephew to the late Willie Joe Doucet, Catherine Ryan, and Josephine Doucet. John was an avid reader and loved sports, particularly baseball, hockey, football, and basketball. He played baseball in the 1960s with the Ravens in Inverness.

 

Larade

Louis Michel Larade, Chéticamp, age 72, died August 30th, 2017,  in Sacred Heart Community Health Center, Chéticamp, with family by his side. Born in Chéticamp, he was a son of the late Alcide Larade and Philomene (Bourgeois) Larade. He was a fishermen and a jack of all trades. He liked to do some light gardening, take walks,  and drive his four-wheeler. He is survived by a brother, Edward (Cazilda) Larade; sisters: Eveline (Paul Émile) Aucoin, Albertine (Clarence) Boudreau, Mary Alice (Edgar) Halloway, Gemma (Ashley) Tingley, Casilda Richard,  Lucy Yvonne (Lloyd) MacLeod, Marguerite Alma Chevarie. Predeceased by sister, Marie Cecile Camus. Cremation has taken place.  There was no visitation.  A graveyard service was held at Chéticamp Cemetery on Saturday, September. 2nd, 2017, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Crowdis

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Ivan Crowdis, beloved husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather. At the age of 63, the long-time Sydney River resident succumbed to complications from a sudden heart attack at the QE II Health Sciences Halifax Infirmary on August 28, 2017. 

A graduate of Saint Francis-Xavier University, where he studied science and physical education, Kenneth worked as a automotive mechanic in the family business, Crowdis Auto Service, alongside his father for many years before moving on to Ramsay’s Cycle and Sport and then FrameWork Cycle and Fitness, where his passion for cycling and expert mechanical knowledge helped others enjoy the sport. Ken was a life-long athlete who enjoyed playing hockey, skiing, and snow shoeing among innumerable other sports, although he was happiest cycling through the Margarees or around the Sydney area; he enjoyed the company of his fellow cyclists whom he joined weekly throughout all seasons. He was an avid outdoorsman who maintained a great respect for nature and enjoyed hiking, hunting, and fishing, including fly fishing on the Margaree and Cheticamp Rivers, and was involved in various sporting and outdoors groups such as the Metro Rifle and Pistol Club, where he previously served as treasurer, and the Cape Breton Anglers Association. 

Above all else, Kenneth was dedicated to his family. He and Sylvia enjoyed spending time in East Margaree in the LeBlanc family home which they recently renovated. He looked forward to visits with his precious daughter and his little grandson, who enjoyed entertaining and playing with his Poppie. Kenneth will be remembered as a loyal friend who readily lent a helping hand, as a kind, quiet, and caring man with a strong sense of duty as well as a quick wit who could laugh at life’s absurdities. He had a rare integrity and strength of character as well as a keen protectiveness toward those he loved that made them feel safe and reassured in his presence. He was aware that life was fragile and our time on earth could be short and strove to make each day count. The way he lived his life is a model for those he left behind and the memories he created with those who had the good fortune of knowing him will keep him alive in our hearts for eternity. 

He is predeceased by his sister, Jennifer Lynn; brother, Allan Timothy; and his mother, Rubena (Thorne) Crowdis. He leaves to mourn his treasured wife of 39 years Sylvia (LeBlanc); his father, Ivan Crowdis; brothers Todd (Marg) of Sydney River and William (Lynette and niece Maclean) Crowdis of Halifax; as well as daughter Suzanne, son-in-law Paul, and cherished grandson, Ephraim Kenneth (Ottawa). 

There will be no visitation; instead, a celebration of his life will take place at the Belle Cote Community Centre Sunday September 10th from 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FRASER

The family of Laura Jean Fraser is saddened to announce her passing on Aug. 31st, 2017. She passed away peacefully in Inverness Hospital, with her loving husband next to her and her family by her side. Born in Margaree on January 5th, 1941, the daughter of George W and Linden (Latter) Crowdis. Laura will be sadly missed by her soulmate and loving husband of 56 years, Malcolm (Bud) Fraser; her children, Shelagh (Joey), Baddeck; Angela (Mark), Margaree Valley; Scott, Halifax; her beloved grandchildren, whom she adored and loved and they thought she was the best grandma around: Jacob, Crowdis, Michaela, Chloe, Luke, Noah, and Matthew; her brothers Raymond (Qui), Saint John, NB; Franklin (Wilfridine), Margaree Valley; Sheldon, Okotoks, Alberta; her Fraser in-laws and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of her. She also leaves behind her “Extended Musical Jam Family” who became wonderful and caring friends. Laura was the hardest worker we knew and there was nothing she couldn’t do. She was a jack-of-all-trades and throughout her lifetime held too many different jobs to mention.  She embraced life to the fullest, was very active in her community, always lending a helping hand to those in need. Through the years Laura served on The Home and School Committee, was president of the Margaree Salmon Association, served on Wilson United Church Board, an Eastern Star Member, started the Music Jam Sessions at Wilson Church Hall, and served on many other committees and organizations. In the later years Laura and Bud traveled around Cape Breton to all the Music Jams, with Bud playing and yodelling. We always referred to Mom as Dad’s “Stage Manager”. The teapot was always on and she always had fresh baked goods to serve with the tea; everyone was made to feel welcome in their home. Even, right up until Laura went to the hospital, our home was filled with family, friends, love, and laughter and of course the teapot was on. She always made you feel loved. Laura had many hobbies; stain glass, ceramics, decorating wedding cakes, gardening, tying salmon flies, oil painting, and preserving. Christmas at home was a Magical Time which we will miss. Laura had too many wonderful qualities to mention; but, our favourites were her generosity, love, sense of humour, work ethics, and her dedication to our Dad; as his caregiver, to the very end. Laura, we will miss you immensely, there will be a void in our hearts and home; but, we celebrate your life knowing you are home with the Lord and a new chapter begins. Visitation with the family was held at Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre on Sunday, Sept. 3rd. Celebration of Life Service was on Monday, Sept. 4th at Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacPherson

Hugh Joseph MacPherson, 68, of Blackstone passed away peacefully in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Monday August 28th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but bravely fought battle with cancer. 

Born in Inverness on December 30th, 1948, he was the son of the late Donald Joe and Flora Jane (MacLellan) MacPherson.

Hughie is survived by his loving spouse Audrey Fraser. His children Laurie Hopkins (John), Porter's Lake; Kerry Comeau (Steven), Middle Sackville; Kenny Fraser (Kinnon), Lower Sackville; and his grandsons Jacob and Joshua. Brothers, Andrew (Myrtle), Brampton, Ontario; Donald A (Diane), West Lake Ainslie; sisters Annabelle(D.D.) Gillis, Blackstone; Mary Catherine (Stewart) Gillis, SW Margaree; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Allan MacPherson and grandniece, Diane (DiDi).

Hughie was a carpenter and fisherman. He built houses for many years and fished gaspereau on the Margaree River. He loved the simple things in life like fiddle music, a good cup of tea with homemade biscuits, his 22-year-old cat LouLou, and being surrounded by his family. 

Hughie was a kind man known for his sense of humour. He was a friend to all that knew him and will be profoundly missed. 

Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Friday, September 1st. Funeral Mass was  held on Saturday, September 2nd, in Immaculate Conception Church, West Lake Ainslie, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Interment followed in the St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, West Lake Ainslie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Church Steeple Fund. Online condolences may be made to the www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MUISE

MUISE (Roach), Leona, age 82, from Belle Marche, died peacefully in her sleep in Cheticamp on the morning of August 30th, 2017. She is survived by her loving children, Daniel (Gabriella), Richard (Catherine), and Lisa, as well as beloved grandchildren, Zachary, Jolene, and great-grandchildren, Cailyn and Landon, as well as sisters, Doris, Ethel, and Linda. She was pre- 

deceased by Ambrose, her husband of 47 years, and brothers, Daniel, Wilfred, Norman, Clifford, Clovie and sisters, Pauline and Mary Jane. Her entire life was devoted to her family. Her care for her children was immeasurable. She was the best wife and mother anyone could hope for. She will be terribly missed though the smiles and laughter will reappear once the memories are shared. Those fortunate enough to have met her will always remember her direct approach to life and the joy she brought to it, for her sense of humour, her love of music and animals, and her passion for those less fortunate. The body was cremated. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 31st , 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church (in the Sacristie) with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Poirier

Joseph (Joe) Patrick Poirier, 80, of La Prairie, Inverness County, passed away on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Center, Chéticamp.  Born in Chéticamp to the late William Henri and Sabine (Covin) Poirier.  Joe loved his family dearly; his children’s well-being was of utmost importance to him.  He loved golfing and especially sport fishing at Pigeon Lake in Ontario.  He was beyond excited when he hunted his first moose.  Joe wasn’t particularly religious but he believed in the power of prayers and believed in miracles.

He is survived by his wife Christina Beatrice (Moulton) Poirier, son Joseph Alexander (Maja) Poirier, and son-in-law, Tom Bolton;  daughters: Sabine Rose Ann Poirier Carvalho (Luigi), Christie Loreen Poirier (Mike), and daughter-in-law, Roxanne Kerschner (Alex). Brothers:  Ernest (Valma) Poirier, Daniel (Stella) Poirier, Elwin Francis Murphy. Sisters:  Debbie Cornell (Shawn), Mary Jesome (Victor), Patricia Gorman. Grandchildren:  Michael, Mathew, Joseph, Amanda, Joshua, Aaron, Jacob. Great-grandchildren:  Brianna, Gabriel, Christian, Damien, Easton, Anthony.

Predeceased by daughters:  Patricia Leah Poirier Bolton and granddaughter, Miranda Poirier.

Sister:  Diane Landry. Cremation has taken place.  There was no visitation.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, September 4th, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life, Chéticamp division.  Funeral was under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Condolences may be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Roach

Eva Isabel Roach of Cheticamp, Age 92, of Foyer Père Fiset, Chéticamp, passed away peacefully on August 31st, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 1st, 1925, in Waltham, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Sandy Boudreau and Marie (Aucoin). 

Isabel was a loving, caring mother. She was a proud member of the Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary for many years and enjoyed playing cards, music, dancing, and crocheting. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Foyer Père Fiset and Sacred Heart Community Health Centre for their wonderful care during her short illness and passing. Isabel is survived by sons Roger, Sydney;  Brian (Helen), Sydney; daughters Sharon (Jim) and Sandra (Lionel) both of Chéticamp; brother Henri Boudreau, Waltham, Massachusetts; grandsons B.J., Warren, Doug, Mark;  great-grandchildren Xavier and Alex; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by first husband William Tobin, second husband Léo M. Roach, and daughter-in-law Kay, brothers Wilfred, Eugene, Denis, Eddy Joe and Albert, sisters Jeannette, Alice. Cremation has taken place. There was be no visitation.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, September 4th, 2017, in Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Burial followed in parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Paroisse Saint-Pierre.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Condolences may be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HANNIGAN

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ernest “Champ” Hannigan on August 21st, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Inverness, he was the son of the late George and Josephine (Muise) Hannigan. Champ worked as a coal miner in Lingan Colliery and also as a construction worker. A man of great faith, his church was very important to him. Besides his family and religion, his other great passion was boxing, a family trait among the Hannigan boys. He is survived by his loving wife Norma (Currie): sons Thomas (Juanita) and David (Leah); daughters: Maureen (Kevin) and Kathleen (Terry); sister Alice (Everett); his grandchildren: Lindsay, Bianca, Candylee, Shaun, Jenna, Jake, Marilou, and Richard; as well as one great-grandchild Nevaeh. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Pat, Leo, Archie, Harold, Greg and sisters Kay and Mary-Ellen. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 24th. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, August 25th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the parish hall, Convent Street, all were welcome. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home. Donations can be made to charity of one’s choice. To send online condolence, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.

MILLER

Michael (Mickey) Alexander Miller of Chéticamp, passed away peacefully at the age of 73, surrounded by his family and friends in the early hours of Sunday, August 13, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mickey was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Larade) Miller, his father Alphonsus (Phonsey) Miller, his mother Anna-Rose (Delaney) Miller, step mother Isabel (Piller), as well as numerous siblings in infancy and childhood. He was also predeceased by his brother John (Johnny) Miller, brother -in- law Raymond (Ray) Butts, and father- in- law Pierre Louis Larade. Mickey leaves to mourn many family and friends, including sons Dwayne (Lisa) Miller; Myles (Stacey) Miller; and daughter Liza Miller. He also leaves behind grandsons Matthew (Molly) Miller, Reilly (Daphne) Miller, and Zach Dugay of Cheticamp. Mickey was also a proud great-grandfather to Emmett O’Neil. He is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters: Myles (Annette) Miller, Mary Butts, Willena (Lorne) Herndier, Nora (Brian) Besler, Chisholm (Sherry) Miller, Greg Miller, Florence (Ross) Miller, Margaret (Dave) Graff, Ronald (Debbie) Miller, Frank (Cindy) Miller, Ida (Greg) Allen, Marian Huber, Christina Miller, Sharon (Johnny) Armbruster, and Archie Miller,. Mickey's family was very important to him and he always enjoyed a nice long visit with family and friends. He was well known for all the stories he told, true or not! Some of this storytelling took place from his own special chair at the Doryman. Mickey also enjoyed driving to Pleasant Bay any chance he got. He was a fisherman and hailed out of the port of Cheticamp for over 50 years. Prior to that, he was a woodsman. Mickey's life revolved around family, fishing, and being on the boat once he retired. Mickey’s family would like to express special thanks to all staff at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Cheticamp, for their exceptional compassion and care shown during his illness. In lieu of flowers the family asks for your support in efforts to combat the impact of cancer or help support the Canadian Diabetes Association in accordance with your wishes. Visitation was held at St. Patrick’s Church, North East Margaree, on Thursday, August 17th. A funeral Mass and burial  followed with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.

POIRIER

Henrie Dennis, Age 82, Cheticamp, died August 22, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre ,Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp ,he was a son of the late Denis and Bella Poirier. Survived by his daughter, Marie Bernice Burns, Sydney and son Daniel Joseph “Danny”, Cheticamp.  Grandson, Christopher Aaron Burns, Sydney. Predeceased in January 2017 by his wife, Thérèse and grandson in July, 2017, Casey Trevor Burns.  Brothers: Placide and Willie Joe.  Sisters: Marie Henriette  Cormier, Rose Anne LeLièvre, Lucie May Larade, and Rita Roach. The body was cremated. There was no visitation.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 26th , 2017,in Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Burial in parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Condolences may be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BEATON

With caring hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Sarah “Sally Central”, the youngest and last surviving member of her family, passed away at home surrounded  by the love of her family, on August 18th, 2017.  Born in Glencoe Station on March 28th, 1916, Sally was the daughter of the late Alexander (Sandy the Dancer) and Margaret (MacNeil) MacMillan.

Sally always lived a vibrant  and active life, raising and educating her large family with her husband, Angus.  She remained devoted to her Glencoe  Station  roots, but she deeply loved her Mabou home and her Mabou community, leading her to become involved in numerous  community, school, and church activities.  The CWL, Mary's Hill Home, and her many volunteer  interests gained much from her efforts.

Family gatherings, especially  those involving her children and their spouses, her treasured grandchildren and her great- grandchildren, as well as her relatives and friends, had a special place in her heart.  She had superb cooking and baking skills and she used them to create delicious feasts loved by all.  She will remain in the memory of many for her generosity of spirit, her wisdom, her quick wit, her creativity in storytelling, her keen intellect, her joy of music, nature, and friendship, her love of laughter, her many kind acts, and her cups of very hot tea.  She enjoyed political and religious discussions, reading her newspapers and books, watching Sid Crosby  play hockey, relaxing with her buddy, Guinness, and especially sitting on her veranda.

Sally touched the lives and hearts of many, enriching their lives and sharing her wisdom, while bringing them joy, laughter, and advice.  How does one describe a remarkable  life of 101 years in a few words?  Sally brought inspiration through actions, values, courage, love, and independence.  We shall miss her dearly.

Sally is survived by her children, Margo Ross, London, ON;  Sandra (Frank) Gergich, Tillsonburg, ON;  Allan (Pat) Beaton, Vancouver, BC;  Helen Anne (Wayne) Bassani, Dartmouth; Miriam (George) Gillis, Antigonish; Lorraine Beaton, Inglisville; Norman Beaton, Mabou; daughter-in-law, Jayne Beaton, Inverness; 22 grandchildren  and 27 great- grandchildren.  She also leaves behind extended family,  F.X. (Mary Catherine) Rankin, Mabou; Marcy Rankin, Halifax; Anita (Don) MacDougall, Halifax; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased  by her beloved husband, Angus D. Beaton in 1991; cherished children, Patricia and Mary (in infancy),  Angus Kevin; son-in-law, James Ross; daughter-in-law, Eileen Beaton; special sister-in-law, Sister Anne Beaton; niece, Sandra Rankin; siblings, Jessie MacDonald, Kay Hickey, Helen Melanson, Maggie May, John, Alexander Charles, and Hugh MacMillan.

The Beaton Family would like to express heartfelt  thanks for the care and kindness extended to Sally by the entire Central Inverness Palliative  Care  Society, especially Lori Ann MacDonald, the Inverness  County Home Support Program, and Father Bernie MacDonald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central  Inverness  Palliative  Care  Society, St. Mary's  Parish Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.

Visitation  will be held on Monday, August 21st from 7:00 -9:00 p.m and on Tuesday, August 22th from 2:00 -4:00 p.m and 7:00 -9:00 p.m in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou.  Mass of Christian  Burial will be held  in St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, August  23rd, at 11:00 a.m with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating.

Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com

MacISAAC

Mary Delores “Mary Jim”

March 21st, 1950 - August 15th, 2017

Mary Delores Capstick “Mary Jim” peacefully passed away at home on August 15th in Pleasant Bay after a long six and a half years battling cancer.  Born in Neil's Harbour, Victoria County, to the late John Michael Capstick and Margaret Josephine (MacKinnon) Capstick.  She lived out her life in Pleasant Bay. She is survived by her only child, Deanna Timmons (Sylvain), Oromocto, N.B.; grandchildren, John Timmons (Courtney), Ecum Secum;  Desiree Timmons (Justin), Pleasant Bay; great-grandsons, her pride and joy, Rogan and Rory; siblings, twin sister, Diane Timmons, Viola, Claude, Lester, Clarence, Aldona, Sylvia, Wanda, and Francis; goddaughters, Pam and April;  lots of nieces and nephews, whom she all loved. Predeceased by husband, James Anthony “Jim” MacIsaac.  Visitation was held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 and Sunday August 20th, 2017 in St. Andrew's United Church, Pleasant Bay, from where funeral Mass was held on Monday, August 21st, 2017.  Interment in the Pleasant Bay Cemetery beside her husband. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CAMERON

Marie Cameron, 76, passed away peacefully on August 9th , 2017, at Richmond Villa, St. Peters, after a 10-year  battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. Marie left Glencoe Station in her late teens; she lived and worked in Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, and Detroit, and returned to Cape Breton to work in the offices of Sydney Steel and later Stora Forest Industries, Point Tupper, from where she retired after 25 years. She is survived by her brothers John Donald (Rose), Judique; Alex, Sydney; D.A., North Sydney; Cyril (Claire), Fall River; sister- in- law Angela Cameron, Ajax, ON; sister Jessie (Reggie) Daye, Craigmore; sons Ray Cameron, Hillsborough; Dana MacLean, Windsor; beloved grandchildren Alec MacLean, Truro; Jadea Mac Neil, Port Hawkesbury; nieces Kate Cameron, Toronto; Michelle Cameron, Halifax; Debbie Shadlock, Newmarket; Judy (Glen) MacNeil, Tecumseh, ON; Tara Beaton (Doug Hreceniuk), Kitchener, ON; nephews Cameron Beaton, St. John’s, NL; Lorne Beaton, Etobicoke, ON; Stuart (Pauline) Cameron, Toronto; Three grand nieces Riley, Breagh, and Madison. Marie was predeceased by brother John Allan and former husband (and forever friend) Fabian MacLean. Special thanks to the staff of Richmond Villa and Heritage House, Port Hood, for the excellent care given to Marie, you are all angels in disguise. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was offered Monday August 14th, 2017  from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Creignish with Rev. Hugh D. MacDonald presiding; burial to followed in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stella Maris Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

HARRIS

Marie Hilda Harris, age 66, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Cheticamp, died August 6th, 2017, in the guest home. She was a daughter of the late John H. Poirier and Henriette Beatrice (Roach) Poirier. She is survived by husband, Sandy Harris; brothers, Clifford (Hilda) and Joseph Claude, both of Cheticamp; sisters, Jeannine (Winston) Marple of Margaree Harbour; Claudette Power of Cheticamp.  She was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Paul Emile and Gélas; and sisters, Marie Adèle Poirier in infancy, and Marie Adèle Arsenault.  The body was cremated. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 10th, in l’Église Saint- Pierre, Cheticamp with Father Daniel Deveau officiating, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TIMMONS

Suzanne Joyce Timmons, age 62, of Cheticamp, passed away August 4th, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Cheticamp to the late Willard K. Hinkley and Jean Letitia (Phillips) Hinkley. Over the past few years Susie’s illness prevented her from many things that she enjoyed to do, such as travelling with her husband “Joe” and attending most movies (latest releases) at any theatre in Nova Scotia. Her sons and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she welcomed their many visits. She was very knowledgeable and enjoyed to share in any debate and usually came out on top. Her greatest joy was also to be “pampered” by her hairdresser and any other services that made her feel “special”. She will be greatly missed by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 41 years, Joseph Grant Timmons; sons, Brennan (Yannick), and Robert (Laura); brother, Stephen (Marilyn); grandchildren, Megan, Kaycee, Shaylie, Dawson, Caleb, Cole, Reese; four nieces and two nephews.  Predeceased by brother, Leonard Hinkley. Cremation took place.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay with Rev. Anna Smith and Rev. Pierre Chiasson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Charitable Foundation or St. Andrew’s United Church, Pleasant Bay. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TREAT

After a long and eventful life, Mary Lou Strassburger Treat, age 89, died peacefully at home in Putney, Vermont, in the U.S, on April 1st, 2017. An inveterate and adventuresome traveller, librarian, lifelong student,  and citizen of the world, Mary Lou raised five children with her husband Bob while working, volunteering, and participating in the arts. Born August 1st, 1927, in Steubenville, Ohio,  to Dorothy Dix Anglin and Julius Hersch Strassburger, Mary Lou attended schools in Steubenville, graduated from Connecticut College in 1949 with a B.A. in Economics and from Simmons College in 1974 with an M.L.S. After college, Mary Lou worked as assistant editor on the Engineering News Record with McGraw Hill Book Company in New York City for several years. In 1954 she married Robert Treat and in 1955 they moved to The Putney School in Vermont, where the educational philosophy of the founder, Carmelita Hinton, was to be an influence for the rest of their lives.  While at Putney, Mary Lou enrolled in a photography class and practiced on her young and growing family. Photography was to be a lifelong passion and one for which she possessed a natural talent. Together, Bob and Mary Lou purchased land on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in 1955 and built a house that became the center of her family’s summers. She forged long-term friendships within the local community, deepened her love for the natural world, and furthered her photography. She wrote, “During the summers on Cape Breton I photographed the last of the local people who were descendants of the original settlers in our area. It was a way of life that was not to survive much longer.” Mary Lou and Bob carried out their commitment to conservation and the environment by protecting the land and public access to it through the Nova Scotia Nature Trust so that the land could be enjoyed in perpetuity without development. Mary Lou worked for peace and human rights all her adult life. In 1964 she and Bob traveled to Alabama to participate in the Civil Rights March. In Mary Lou’s words, “Helping others and fighting racial inequality was always a big concern. A highlight of my life was being part of the march from Selma to Montgomery during the civil rights era.” After nine years at Putney, Bob and Mary Lou moved to the Barlow School in New York where Bob became headmaster and Mary Lou was librarian. There, she oversaw the design and construction of an award-winning library, a challenge she would undertake again as Head of Libraries at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts with the construction of the new Dolben Library. Mary Lou served on the National Association of Independent Schools. She completed a seminar on Librarianship at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and was a consultant to libraries at the American School of Tangiers and the Schutz School in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1993 Mary Lou and Bob retired to their beloved Putney where Mary Lou stayed active in her local community. She served as a board member for many years at the Homeless Shelter and volunteered at the Women’s Crisis Center. Mary Lou worked with the Reparative Justice Center and for the adoption of Civil Unions and marriage equality in Vermont. She  volunteered at the Putney Historical Society and served on the planning committee for the new Public Library which opened in 2005. Mary Lou is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert Treat. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Anne Lowe of Arizona and nieces and nephews; her children; Sharon Treat and partner, Robert Collins, of Maine; Roger Treat of Vermont; Carolyn Treat and husband Chip Flanagan of Maine; Rory Treat of California and Jessica Treat and grandson Kai Haaland of Massachusetts. Mary Lou is remembered for her devotion to her family, her generosity, compassion, her formidable will, and her adventurous spirit. A memorial service was held on June 3rd at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Brattleboro, Vermont.

LeBLANC

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Maman Annette (Nettie) LeBlanc, née Chiasson, 73, on August 1st, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Joe and Elizabeth Anne (Deveau) Chiasson. Although she had many accomplishments, one of mom’s proudest was her 50 years of service with Canada Post serving the wonderful folks of Petit Etang. Along with Dad, Mom also had a green thumb and a passion for gardening. She could “can” anything from green beans to grasshoppers. Being a very hard worker from a young age enabled her to raise her three girls while working from home at both the post office and family store. Regardless of the season, Mom’s day was never complete without a full clothesline of laundry hanging outside. She could remove any stain or mend any rip, no matter how impossible the task may seem. Although quiet, Mom had a gentle soul and would drop everything to help anyone in need. No one ever left our house empty-handed or hungry. She always had a treat to give you or a special something to take home. People came from near and far to savour her famous fudge and delicious biscuits. It was nothing for Mom to whip up a batch at anytime of the day. Her love for children extended beyond her own family and was evident by the numerous photos proudly displayed on her fridge door. We will fondly remember Mom for her witty sense of humour, her infectious smile and laughter, her love for crafting, her passion for cooking and baking, her nurturing heart and kindness to all. But mostly, we will remember Mom for her never-ending strength and courage towards any and all obstacles or challenges thrown her way. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Simon, her daughters, Brenda LeBlanc, Cindy (Michel Poirier) LeBlanc and Wanda (Jean Maurice) Chiasson;  grandchildren,  Jaron and Milaine; sisters, Thérèse (Joseph Arthur) AuCoin and Cecile Chiasson. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy; brothers, Charlie and Bernie; and nephew Bernie. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at l’Eglise St.-Pierre on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in St. Peter’s cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. or to the Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHILLIPS

Kenneth Frederick Phillips; Margaree Seniors Manor, East Margaree (formerly of Margaree Centre)  passed away on August 2nd, 2017, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. He was born March 25th, 1936, in Belle Côte to the late Henry and Irene (MacKinnon) Phillips. Kenneth’s first vehicle was a truck and it became his life passion, driving transport and starting Phillips trucking business. He loved country music and picked up the guitar and mouth organ from time to time. He was a gentle, kind soul and after he retired he spent his days around the shop and garage. Survived by his stepson Sheldon Routhledge, Fort McMurray, Alberta; brothers, Charles (Georgina), Gordon Phillips, Belle Côte, Wilson (Jessie) Phillips, Port Perry, Ontario; sisters, Violet (Don) Shaw, Grand Lake, Isabel (Pat) Roach, Pictou, NS; brother-in-law, Percy White, Belle Côte; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Ethel (Routhledge) in 1988; his sister Jessie White, Ontario, and sister-in-law Nancy Phillips, Belle Côte. Funeral service was Sunday, August 6th at Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating, burial followed in the Congregational Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences may be sent to: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.

DOUCET

Joseph Yvon Doucet , aged 64, of Cheticamp, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 26th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.  Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Elie Joseph and Marie Catherine (Poirier) Doucet. Yvon started his career by hitting the roads across North America as a truck driver. Even when the truck accident threw him a curve ball in life, Yvon was ready to focus on his road to recovery.  His positive energy persevered and fuelled his determination to build the best possible future. He returned to school and graduated from College de l’Acadie in Ecotourism and began work as a public servant at Parks Canada. With his easy smile, witty comments, and zest for life, Yvon made friends easily and everywhere he went. Many businesses, organizations, and family and friends are going to miss his gift of doing anything for anybody at anytime. Yvon was always cheering for any sports team from St. Louis, especially the Blues. He volunteered numerous hours to the local hockey programs by helping to coach the Pee Wee, Bantam, and high school teams. You often heard him tell glorious stories of the Provincial Championship Tournament of 1999. He had many passions from watching the car races in his big chair, to reading, and playing cards. Every morning you could find him at the Gabriel Lounge challenging his buddies in a fierce game of cribbage. Later in life, he and Denise developed a love for camping and the sunshine.  They enjoyed many hours around the campfire surrounded by family and friends. As he put it, “The only stress in life is to decide whether to have a glass of Crown Royal and 7Up or a glass of red wine.” He is survived by his wife, Denise; daughter, Tanya; brothers, Willie Joe, Percy, Donald, and Billy; sisters, Isabelle, Sylvia, and Brenda. Predeceased by brothers, Claudie and Samuel;  sisters Sylvia (in infancy) and Marie Thérèse. Visitation was held at Cheticamp Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass was celebrated in Eglise St.Pierre, Cheticamp, on Monday July 31st, with Father Daniel Deveau officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BURNS

Casey Trevor Burns, of Cheticamp, Age 28, passed away July 25th, 2017 in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp with his family by his side.  Born in Cheticamp on March 31, 1989 he was the son of Raymond Burns (Louise) and Bernice Poirier Burns (Gussy) and younger brother to Christopher. Casey was an active, pleasant child.  He loved family gatherings and the beach, biking and all kinds of animals and sea creatures.  Casey graduated from CBHA in 2008 and became a fisherman alongside his dad having shown an interest in it since the early age of 13. In July 2014 his illness forced him to stop doing what he loved best. During his illness, Casey fought with a tremendous amount of courage. As an adult, Casey was a very quiet person but he still enjoyed family gatherings, although they weren’t always “quiet”. He spent time on the internet, watching educational programs, reading news articles, and of course googling everything while expanding his scientific knowledge and becoming a great conversationalist. He loved to find the answer to any questions you might have or to find the YouTube video of a song you couldn’t quite recall the lyrics to. Some of his happiest moments were while sharing good food and stories, having a few laughs around the kitchen table with his family and friends whom he loved dearly, including his Port Hood additions.  He was an outdoor enthusiast, from four wheeling and hiking to hunting and fishing.  Whether he was in a boat or on a river bank, spending quiet time alone or with his father, friends and family, he loved to be by the water.  He also enjoyed joining in on a friendly competition of pool or darts and playing video games in his spare time. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Therese (Aucoin) Poirier and his paternal grandparents, Lionel and Marie Stella (Aucoin) Burns.  His uncle Richard Burns. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his grandfather, Henri Poirier, aunts; Anne Louise (Daniel) Deveau, Kathleen (David) Deveau, Paulette (Gelas) Boudreau.  Uncles; Danny Poirier, Cyril (Flora) Burns, Gordon Burns and several dear cousins. Also missed by Cory Chiasson, who became like a brother to Casey after living and working together for several years, and by Louise, Raymond’s life partner whom Casey was very fond of and who has been there for them every step of the way, during Casey’s fight with cancer. Casey was a quiet, gentle soul, with a big smile and a loving heart.  He was very patient and kind. He  found strength to smile ‘til the end and he had a good sense of humor. May he rest in peace. Visitation was held at Cheticamp Funeral Home.  Funeral mass was held on Saturday, July 29th, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Fr. Daniel Deveau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CORMIER

It is with great sorrow that we the family announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our mother Claire ( Cormier) Pitre on July 23rd 2017 at St. Martha’s Hospital with family by her side. Claire was a woman of strong faith who recited the rosary many times a day. She was a proud member of Stella Maris Parish Choir for many years. In her early years she enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and playing the harmonica. Claire loved music especially listening to jigs and reels played on the fiddle. Claire had a keen sense of humor and was her happiest when attending family functions. Claire was born in St. Antoine New Brunswick the oldest of 13 children to Felix (Marie Robichaud) Cormier on the 26th of February 1921. She is survived by her nine children: George (Pauline), Alyre (June), Alphonse (Lucille), Joe(Rose), Harvey (Patricia), Norma (Wayne), Eva (Joe), Laurie (Phyllis) and Jerome (Priscilla) Claire is survived by her sisters Elavanie ( late Gerald) Arsenault, Leona (late Arias) Richard, Therese, Lina ( late Joseph) Daigle, Fidelice (late Emard) Thibedeau, Maria (Arias) Maillet, Anise and brother Laurie(Germaine). She was predeceased by her husband Edmund Pitre, her brothers Aurele, Nazaire (Claudette), Emile (Paolette) and her sister Dorice. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and numerous great, great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Milford Haven Home for Special Care for the compassion and care shown to Claire and her family. Resting in Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury with visitation on  Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 11:00 am from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Creignish, with Rev. Hugh D. MacDonald, presiding; burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Donations in memory of Claire may be made to the Milford Haven Home for Special Care or charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home , Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca 

GILLIES

Mary (Baye) of Toronto, ON, passed away on May17th, 2017, surrounded by family after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She was born in Port Hood, NS to Charles and Catherine (MacMaster) MacLennan. Mary moved to Toronto where she worked for the Rowntrees/Nestles company for more than 35 years and still had dear friends from that time. She loved her summers in Port Hood. Mary always tuned in to the Vision TV daily Mass and had a keen interest in world events and crosswords and was known for her compassion, sense of humour, and generosity. She is survived by her daughters Carole McNeil, Toronto, Evelyn, Port Hood, and Elaine,Toronto; sister Sadie (Wayne)Murphy, Port Hood; brother Harold, Toronto; grandson Darren McNeil, Toronto; nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, sister Francie Ellement, brothers Philip, Cameron, Lauchie and Lawrence. Cremation has taken place and a Service of Remembrance was held on May 23rd, 2017, at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Yorke Chapel, Toronto, ON. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, NS. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. On-line condolences can be made at www.turnerporter.ca, or by mailing them to the following address:

Evelyn Gillies
PO box 117
Port Hood, NS
B0E 2W0
902-787-2707

KINSELLA 

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved daughter Debbie Kinsella, 58, of Hamilton, ON who passed away on July 23rd, 2017. She is survived by her mother and father, Alex and Eileen Hawley of Port Hood; siblings, Stephen{Barb) Kinsella, Marilyn (David) Stephenson, Sandra (Kevin)Hogan, Edward Kinsella, John (Carmen)Hawley, Chris (Gary) Ashthorpe, nephew Adam and nieces Kaitlyn, Rachel, all of Ontario; Special friend Debbie of Australia. She was predeceased by her father Edward Kinsella, and nephew Edward Kinsella. Cremation has taken place in Hamilton, ON. We all love and miss you Deb. Alex and Eileen Hawley 

MacARTHUR

Herbert James MacArthur died peacefully on July 31st, 2017, at the age of 76 at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with his wife and devoted loved ones by his side. Born July 21st, 1941, in Inverness, Cape Breton.  He was the son of the late Christine “Christy” (Smith) and Duncan MacArthur. Herbie is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 54 years Estelle (Laurent); sons Jimmy (Angela), Gregory (Diane), and Lloyd; daughters Bernice (Wayne), Michelle, Estelle (Brent); grandchildren Ashley, Laura, Derek, Dwayne (Cheryl), Kyle, Brad, Jackie, and Riley. He was predeceased by his daughter Angela, his sister Margaret, and stepfather Alex John MacLellan.  As a young man, Herbie grew up in St. Rose with his extended family and friends.  It was instilled in him early, the value of hard work and he carried that attitude with him throughout his whole life. He worked on many job sites in various positions eventually finding his passion, fishing.  Herbie set the bar high and was a mentor to many, including his three sons, on how to be a successful lobster and crab fisherman.  His love of the water was passed on to his whole family, many who had the honor to work alongside of him on the boat. On the off season, Herbie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Throughout his life, his home was always filled with a full card table where lots of stories and laughs were had with many dear friends and family.  His doors were always open to anyone in need, especially to his grandchildren who so happily spent most of their time there and have grown to have such love and respect for a man who would do anything for anyone. With his wife, Herbie’s life was dedicated to supporting and caring for the needs of others, especially for their daughter Michelle right up until the end.  It is with praise and gratitude the family extends their thanks to the staff at the Inverness Hospital.  The support that the nurses and doctors have given over the past number of years has been exceptional. Visitation will be held on Thursday August 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Inverness. Mass will take place at Stella Maris Parish on Friday, August 4th, at 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow at the Inverness Fire Hall following the service.  Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Palliative Care Unit at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacDONALD

Age 74, of Halifax. Devoted father, grandfather, and brother. Affectionately known as “Skipper” by those closest to him, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, with his family by his side. He was born on April 5th, 1943, son of the late John Lewis MacDonald and Kathleen (Flemming) MacDonald (of Port Hood). He was predeceased by his brother, Joe. He is survived by his sons, Blair (Janet), David (Carolin); his daughter, Pamela; his grandchildren, Lorenz, Bradley, Ciara, Lyla, Ayden, Benjamin; stepgrandson, Nicholas; brothers, Tommy (Adeline), Charlie (Marie Claire), Sam (Hannah); sisters, Elaine Tyler (Stuart), Louise Campbell (Bill), Evonne Bishop (Jack), Catherine Landry (Ron), and cherished companion, Vina Seaman. He served in the RCN for 25 years and Canada Post for 12 years before his retirement. He enjoyed socializing and playing darts at the Chiefs and POs Mess, but his favourite pastime was spending time with friends and family at his cottage on Lan Mush a Mush. A celebration of life was held in Halifax on July 8th. Burial will take place in St.Peter's Parish Cemetery on Monday, August 7th, at 5:45.

MacKENZIE

At the age of 82; John Archie passed away peacefully at home on July 18th, 2017, with his family at his side. He was born September 12th, 1934 in Piper’s Glen to parents Hugh and Flora (MacDonnell); the second youngest of thirteen children. He is survived by one sibling, Annie Jane Gillis. John Archie graduated from St. FX University and Nova Scotia Teachers College and taught for 26 years. He had the privilege of representing Inverness County (Inverness North) as their member of the Legislative Assembly from 1970 to 1984. He worked tirelessly to represent his constituents. John Archie served as President of the North Inverness Local of the Teacher’s Union, served on the Board of Directors for Margaree Co-op, Margaree Credit Union, Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp Arena, Central Inverness Palliative Care and Cancer Care Nova Scotia. John Archie was an active Palliative Care Volunteer and was always available when someone was needed to sit with a patient and he spent countless hours doing so. He was a past member of the Margaree Volunteer Fire Department and was 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his retirement he was happy to spend more time with his grandchildren, enjoyed visiting people and spent much time visiting patients at Inverness and Cheticamp hospitals and nursing homes. Besides visiting people in their homes, he enjoyed visitors coming to his home. John Archie “never” refused a good cup of tea. He enjoyed telling stories and welcomed the opportunity to speak Gaelic. He was a man of deep faith and spent most of his life serving others. He is survived by his loving wife, of 54 years, Dorothy (LeBlanc); children Gerard (Joan), Colleen, Charlotte (Morley), Glenn, Monica (Michael); he will be missed by his grandchildren Stefanie, Lian, Breagh, Alix, Matthew, Adam, Jon and Leif.

We, the family, wish to thank Dr. Susan Freter and nursing staff at the Memory Clinic for their support during Dad’s journey with Alzheimer’s.  We would also like to thank, his family physician, Dr LeFrance  for her thorough and compassionate care over the years and the staff at ICMH for their care. A special thank you to Lori Ann MacDonald and the entire Palliative Care Team, their support to the family and Dad helped ensure a peaceful end to his journey. Memorial donations in memory of John Archie may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care, NS Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operarive, Margaree Valley. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.co

BURTON

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and our friend, Mary Florence Burton, 54, from Inverness, NS, who passed away on July 20th, peacefully in her home. She was predeceased by her son Victor Keegan, father Arthur Burton, sister Gloria Ann, and uncle Victor Varrence. She is survived by her daughter Faith Hope, mother Rose, sisters Joan and Eva, brother Robert, and companion Ray. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, her warm hugs, her creativity, her sense of humour, and her kindness towards everyone she met.  She will be missed dearly by all. Visitation was held on Monday, July 24th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral mass for Florence was held on Tuesday, July 25th in  Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with father Fr. Dan Macdonald officiating. Followed by burial in the parish cemetery alongside her son Keegan. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CHIASSON

Elie Joseph Chiasson, Age 85, of Grand Etang, passed away on July 18th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Grand Etang, to the late Ernest and Helene (Chiasson) Chiasson.  Joseph was a very hard-working man. He worked in the woods, farming, carpentry, drove the mail truck, and was a foreman for the Department of Highways for 17 years. He loved driving and showing horses at the annual Farmer’s Exhibition, playing cards, gardening, and was a good storyteller. He is survived by wife, Laurette; sons, Jules (Michele), Camille (Paulette); daughters, Denise (Yvon), Aline (Peter); brother, Marcel (Laurette); sisters, Marguerite Romard, Therese Roach; grandchildren, Jeannot (Lindsay), Mario (Kaitlyn), Jessica (Evan), Jocelyne (Michel); great-grandchild, Trent Chiasson. He was predeceased by brothers, Felix Chiasson and Daniel Chiasson; sisters, Yvonne Aucoin, Lucy Jane Aucoin, and Stella Leblanc. Visitation was held in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine, from where funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 22nd with Father Daniel Deveau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CURLEY

Curley, Carl L. of Margaree Valley passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2017, at the age of 65.  Born on June 30, 1952, in West Side Middle River, Carl was the son of the late Francis and Annie (MacLennan) Curley. He was a longstanding member of the NE Margaree Volunteer Fire Department and the Wilson United Church.  Carl worked in the forestry industry all his life and was an avid supporter of the MFDH Panthers athletics, often driving many high school athletes across the province for various sporting events.  Carl is survived by his wife, Heather (Carmichael); sons: Derek (Cindy), Kevin (Bernice), Craig (Lisa); grandchildren; Julia, Grace, Joshua, Gavin and Carissa; siblings: Anna (Donald), Hilda (Wayne), Brian (Donna), Helen (Blair), Sharon (Robert), Gail (Malcolm), Maureen (Leslie), Keith (Leah); many nieces and nephews; mother and father-in-law; Margaret and Murdoch Carmichael; predeceased by siblings: John, Donald and (Little) Hilda. Visitation took place on Sunday, July 23rd, at Wilson United Church Hall.  Funeral was held on Monday, July 24th, at Wilson United Church at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Alicia Cox officiating.  Donations can be made to the Wilson United Church Building Fund.

OLSON

OLSON (CHIASSON), M. Yvonne age 79, Shubenacadie, passed away suddenly at home on July 19th, 2017. Born in Belle Cote, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Arsenault) Chiasson.Yvonne’s military service with the RCAF began in the fall of 1957 to June 1960, first stationed at RCAF Station Beaverbank.  She started on her path to a teaching career first attending St. Francis Xavier University, she then graduated from Normal College, Truro. She obtained her first teaching job in Spryfield, then moved west, teaching in Bonnyville and Fort Kent, AB. She then entered the field of social work, beginning in High Prairie, AB. Yvonne married Roger in August 1966 in the Margaree.  She moved back to Nova Scotia in 1975 and began teaching again, and would continue for the next 22 years. She was proud of her Cape Breton roots. As an avid lover of Maritime music- this led her to involvement of organizing Celtic events which supported many community organizations. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and was the first female president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br.# 111 Shubenacadie. She loved to travel and was heavily involved in the 652 Milford Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. She was involved in the PC Association at both the provincial and federal levels.Yvonne is survived by her husband, Roger Olson; children: Denise Olson, CFB Borden, Ontario and Marcel (Joann) Olson, Santee, California, USA; sisters: Emma Cecile Chiasson, East Margaree, Isabel (John) MacLellan, Belle Cote; brother, Marcellin (Yvette) Chiasson, Port Hawkesbury. She was predeceased by sister, Florence Evangeline Torres and brother- in-law Peter Torres. Visitation was Sunday, July 23rd, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie.  A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, July 31st in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, East Margaree, Father MacDonald Ideh officiated.  Interment will be held in St. Michael’s Cemetery, following the service. Donations in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 111, Shubenacadie, Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron 652, Milford or the St. Bernard’s CWL or a charity of your choice. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Yvonne may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com. 

GALLANT

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Lucille Gallant (Muise), on Thursday, July 13th, 2017, at the age of 66 in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Marie (Shomphe) Muise. Lucille was an extremely loving person who loved her family and everyone she met. She especially loved her grandchildren and her face lit up when she talked about them. Lucille was funny and all of her nieces and nephews truly appreciated her loving manner and her humour. Lucille worked in a variety of jobs in her working career and her favourite place to work was at Aucoin's Bakery in Cheticamp where she enjoyed baking as well as the staff that she worked with. Lucille was an excellent cook and her delicious pies and cookies were enjoyed by the entire Gallant and Muise families. Lucille will be missed by her husband, Lawrence, and will be sorely missed by her children: Brian (Pam), Kirby (Stephanie), Rhonda (Aaron), and Corey. She will also be especially missed by grandchildren, Ann, Xavier, and Sophie all of whom she loved dearly and were the love of her life. Lucille will also be missed by Jeff and her other grand dogs who she spent a lot of time spoiling. Lucille will also be sadly missed by her brothers: Chester (Betty), Perry (carolyn) and her sisters: Nicole (Wilfred), Claudette (Joe), Dianne (Fred), Gisele (Paul, Lisette. (Dave), Paulette (Kevin), and Pearlene (Gervais); sister-in-law, Lorraine and her numerous nephews and nieces. Lucille was predeceased by her brothers, Roger and Ronnie and sister, Simone. Lucille, if your kids and siblings could have given you one thing, they would have given you the ability to have seen yourself through all of their eyes, only then would you have realized how special you were to all of us. Visitation was Tuesday, July18th in Cheticamp Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was held on Wednesday on July 19th in Saint Michael's Church, East Margaree with Father Macdonald lbeh officiating. Burial in Saint-Peter's Cemetery, Cheticamp. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ARSENAULT

Leonard Arsenault, died October 30th, 2016, in Grimsby, Ontario. He was the son of Charlie Arsenault and Emma (Lelièvre) Arsenault. A ceremony will be held at the Saint Michael's Church Cemetery in East Margaree

and a celebration of life will be held in Belle Côte, Inverness County, Cape Breton on July 27th.

LEAMONT (nee Beaumont)

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful angel, Hollie Anne Leamont (born November 5th, 1974), on July 7th, 2017, at the young age of 42. Surrounded by her loving husband Steven. Loving daughter of Patricia (nee Doan) and Dougall MacDonald. Predeceased by her father Rick Beaumont. Loving sister of Rick Beaumont (Aurolie). Loving daughter-in-law to Don and Marg Leamont. Loving mother to her precious fur babies Lilly (March 2017), Bella, and Roxie. Dear aunt and godmother to Christy (Matrix). Aunt to Jessica and Rick Jr. Great-aunt to Scarlett, Isobella, and soon to be Ryan. Beloved best friend to Jamie MacPhee. Cherished goddaughter of Leanne Oakes and Archie MacDonald and godmother of Brianna and Teseaya. Also survived by a large extended family and very close friends. In January 2015, Hollie received a double lung transplant, through which we were lucky to have her for another two and a half years. TYD and donor family, as well as those who supported us through the benefits, for giving Hollie this second chance. Hollie was a Cystic Fibrosis Warrior, she loved to live life to the fullest. As per Hollie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations honouring Hollie’s love of children can be made to Tatamagouche Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, where she attended as a child. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.

MacDOUGALL

Catherine MacDougall, age 96, Washington D.C, passed away peacefully with her brothers by her side Thursday, April 13th, 2017. Born in Broad Cove Marsh on September 18th, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (MacDonald) MacDougall. She joins her departed sisters, Margaret and Mary, as well as her brothers James, John, Francis and Joseph. Catherine is survived by her brothers, RJ and his wife Anne, of Waltham, Mass.; Peter and his wife Liwayway, Bernie, Donnie and his wife Diana, of Toronto. Catherine is also survived by eight nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 24th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. 

MURPHY

Murphy, Allan James “Sonny” of Cheticamp, 87 years old, passed away peacefully at Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Sunday, July 9th, 2017. Sonny was the son of Allan James Sr., and Mary Agnes (Doyle) Murphy. He is survived by daughters Alana, Carmella, Christina; sons Joey, Paul, David; sister Sarah (Martin) Kiley; grandchildren Serena, Charlie, Erik, Angela, Kimberly, Sara, Adam, and Siobhan; also several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Therese; son Jimmy; sisters Kathleen and Delores; and brother Joseph Anthony in infancy. Sonny worked across Canada and throughout New England in the construction industry, forging many life-long friendships along the way. Always tinkering with engines and equipment, big or small, and was always ready to lend a hand to get people on their way. He finally settled back in Nova Scotia where he eventually retired. Sonny was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Cheticamp Branch, and served for many years as vice-president. There will be no visitation. Funeral service was on Saturday, July 15th, at St. Joseph de Moine Church. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. We, Sonny’s family, are forever grateful for the care and kindness both our Mom and Dad received from the staff at Foyer Pere Fiset. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.

MacKINNON

Lorne Bruce MacKinnon died suddenly near Picton, Ontario, on Thursday, May 18th, in his 69th year. He leaves behind dear son Malcolm and wife Elaine of St.Catharines and brothers Don and Wayne. Eldest son of the late Hector and Rosa. Loving uncle to Breton, Keegan, and Ainsley. He was a fine musician who could play almost any instrument, especially his banjo, guitars, and mandolin and enjoyed hours of entertaining at different venues over the years. Lorne was a lover of parrots from an early age. In his later life he finished his degree at Queen's University after serving over 30 years with SLH Transport. He spent winter months in Key Largo on his boat with his Florida friends and summers in Eastern Ontario. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 21st – Napanee with Words of Remembrance said. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com.

BEATON

Beaton, John Cyril, 73, of Little Judique died Saturday, July 8th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.  Born in Inverness on January 28th, 1944, he was the son of Hugh and Sarah Anne (MacDougall) Beaton.  He was a very dedicated and generous member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood. He is survived by his sister Marie and his brother Al (Maneight Kennedy). He was pre-deceased by his sister Pauline and her husband Angus B. (Buddy) MacDonald as well as his brother-in-law Buddy MacMaster.  He is also survived by his nieces Lois (Beaton) McNamara, Carolyn MacDonald, Sheila MacDonald, Elaine (MacDonald) Collins, and Mary Elizabeth (MacMaster) MacInnis; nephews Melvin MacDonald, Mark MacDonald and Allan MacMaster. John worked hard all of his life. He did so cheerfully and helped everyone. After finishing high school and attending Nova Scotia Vocational School in Halifax, John worked with his brother Al in the automotive industry for 54 years. If you came to Hugh Beaton and Son’s garage in Little Judique, you knew there would be time for conversation – John loved to talk.  He didn’t just fix your vehicle; he cared to make sure everything was perfect before you got back on the road.   His hands could fix anything, and many people can tell a story of how he helped them when they were in a bind.  Always smiling and positive, John had many friends. John loved the Cape Breton fiddle music and could be found in West Mabou on Saturday nights, many times after spending the afternoon in Cheticamp at The Doryman. Then there were Joey Beaton’s Tuesday night ceilidhs, the dances in Glencoe, and the Celtic Music Centre in Judique.  He liked to watch and listen to the new and upcoming fiddlers. The late John Beaton will rest in Port Hood and Area Resting Place with visitation on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood.  Donations in his memory may be made to Inverness Palliative Care, Port Hood and Area Resting Place, or St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund.  Family flowers only please. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative Ltd.

MacMILLAN

Age 91 of East Lake Ainslie, Willam Ewan MacMillan passed away on Monday, June 26th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in East Lake Ainslie, he was a son of the late Dan H. and Margaret Anne (MacMillan) MacMillan.He was a member of Grant United Memorial Church and an honorary member of the Lake Ainslie Volunteer Fire Department. An employee of the Department of Highways for a number of years. Willam was a farmer at heart, and maintained the family farm from a very young age, a strong community member. Strong willed with a good sense of humour. He was family oriented, supportive, and generous. He enjoyed reading, cribbage, Gaelic songs, and loved Scottish music. A special thank you goes out to Dr.Palli, the nurses at both the Memorial Hospital and Inverary Manor for their loving care William received.Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Mary (Matheson); sons William C., Cow Bay; Allan (Kathleen) Camrose, A.H.; Kevin (Beverly), Margaree Valley; daughter Marie MacLean Kenlock. Grandchildren, Nathan, Nadine, Chad, Jessica, Nelson, and Dawn Marie; special niece Flossie MacInnis. As well as many nieces and nephews, and close family relatives. He was predeceased bis his only son-in-law, Donnie MacLean. William was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Mary, Alexander, Margaret, Duncan, Georgie, Charles, Colin, and Hugh. Visitation was held on Thursday, June 29th, in Grant Memorial Church, followed by the funeral. Burial in East Lake Ainslie cemetery with Rev. Rachael Campbell officiating. Arrangements under the director of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

MAILLET

Maillet, Mary Bessie (nee Gallant) was born on her beloved Cape Breton Island on March 26, 1935. She passed away on June 25, 2017, surrounded by family. She was known by some as Mary, by others as Bessie, but by all as a selfless, loving, caring woman.  Her sense of humor, love of music, especially East Coast music, often caused her to spontaneously break out in dance. Predeceased by her husband Jerry (2011). Loving mother of Wayne and Claudette (Al 2009). Proud grandma of Julie (Matt), Michelle, and Jason. Adoring great-grandma of Ella.  Supportive sister of Alec (Winnie 2016) Gallant, Agnes (Roy) Skinner, Leo Paul (Jeannette) Gallant. Predeceased by her parents Mary Ellen (nee Leblanc 1978) and Edmund Gallant (2006). Predeceased by her siblings Mary Theresa (in infancy) and her brother Calist (1962). Mary will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary Bessie and her joie de vivre will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com.

AUCOIN

Aged 72, of Cheticamp, Marie “Josephine” Aucoin, passed away on June 26th, 2017, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish. Born in Point Cross, she was a daughter of Bernadette (LeFort) Chiasson and the late Placide Chiasson. Josephine will be fondly remembered for her love of life, people, and fun. She was a supportive military spouse who left Pomt Cross to follow her husband to RCAF bases in Cold Lake, Halifax, Summerside 

and Bagotville. Once retired to Cheticamp in 1989, she found her passion for community dances, fiddle music and her Catholic faith. She attended weekly prayer groups on Wednesdays and was a member of the Cursillo movement. Never one to miss out on an opportunity to socialize, Josephine was a loyal member of Tuesday and Friday morning brunch with local ladies at the Evangeline Restaurant. Josephine's family would like to 

thank the nurses and staff of R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish for their outstanding care and support to Josephine over the last four years and the support of Deacon Art Riley and Sister Anne in her final days. Surviving are mother, Bernadette Chiasson; son, Robert (Barbara) Aucoin, Ottawa; brothers, Ephraim Chiasson, Grand Etang; Maurice Chiasson, Charlottetown; sisters, Jeannette Beaver, Sydney; Sylvia (Francis) Bonaparte, Pictou; grandchildren, Erin Aucoin, Antigonish; Daniel Aucoin, Ottawa; godchildren, Colin Bonaparte, Pictou; Harold Beaver, Alberta/Sydney. Predeceased by husband, Clifford Aucoin in 1991; and brother, Leonard Chiasson. The body rested at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, June 30th, 2017 in Eglise Saint-Pierre de Cheticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating and she was buried in the parish cemetary. Donations may be made to Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FISET

Aged 92, of Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp, Anne Marie Fiset died on June 29th, 2017, in Foyer Pere Fiset. Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Conrad Fiset and Sophie (LeBlanc) Fiset. Anne Marie was a home economics teacher in Cheticamp and Sept-Iles, Quebec, school systems, retiring in Cheticamp. She loved to travel and explore new territory. She visited 32 countries and was particularily interested in food and food preparation. She was predeceased by brother, Alfred (Sault Ste. Marie), and special cousin, Beatrice Chiasson (Cheticamp). The body rested at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 in Eglise Saint Pierre de Cheticamp. Burial in the parish cemetary. Donations may be made to Foyer Pere Fiset. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MacLELLAN

With deepest sorrow the family of Sarah Margaret MacLellan announce her passing on April 25th, 2017 at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.  Born on Sept 11th, 1926, she was a daughter of Dougald and Elizabeth Ann (MacNeil) MacDonald of Blackstone, Cape Breton.  Sarah and John Hugh (“Hughie”) MacLellan were married in 1951; they had eight children and were married for 62 years until Hughie passed away in 2012. Sarah worked briefly in Massachusetts and at St. Mary’s Hospital in Inverness and then for many years at the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth. She was a long serving member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Inverness and the Somme Branch in Dartmouth. She went door to door raising money for many charities and used her knitting and sewing skills to make hats, mitts, teddy bears, and finger puppets for the little ones at the IWK Hospital.  Her knitting was truly beautiful and we treasure the many gifts she made for us.  Sarah was a wonderful cook and baker, her homemade bread and biscuits were the best ever. She also bowled, participated in elder aerobics, and enjoyed long walks with her husband Hughie. For the last five years Sarah resided at the Berkeley (Dartmouth) where she was very happy and found friendship with many residents, especially Bea, Julia, Phyllis, and Ed. We are so grateful to the wonderful staff at the Berkeley for the kindness and affection given to Sarah during her stay.  We must also acknowledge her family doctor, Dr. Brian Stacey, and his associates Heather and Sue for the many years of expert and tender care and their sincere interest in her welfare. Sarah had a tremendous faith and believed in the power of prayer, most notably the prayers of the rosary and to Saint Anne. She was a woman of strength of character and opinion and she gave generously of all that she had and was.  She was a loving and attentive mother whom we all deeply loved and we will miss her presence in our lives so very dearly. Sarah is survived by her sons, John R. (Anne Marie), Gregory and Duncan; daughters, Elizabeth MacLellan-Smith (Charles), Dougalda Batherson (Martin), Andrea MacLellan (Mike Wigger), and Donalda Barrett (Shawn); grandchildren, Matthew, Aaron, Sean, and Megan MacLellan; Evan Batherson and Chelsea Connolly (Andrew); Alison and Leah Ellsworth; Sarah MacNeil (Kevin); Cameron, Rachel, and Liam Barrett; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Jackson, and Georgia MacLellan; Ellen, Lindsay, and Alice Connolly; and Shane MacNeil. She is also survived by her sister, AnnieBelle MacNeil and many nieces and nephews whom she was very close to, especially her niece Barbara MacDonald and her children.  Sarah was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Hughie, and daughter Carolyn (Carlie) Ellsworth; her brothers, John Alex and John Ronald; sisters, Georgina King, Catherine, Mary Jessie Donahue, and Margaret Campbell. Visitation was on May 1st at 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Sarah was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish located at 320 Flying Cloud Dr., Dartmouth, and her funeral took place there on May 2nd,with Father Irek Bem presiding.  Reception followed in the parish Stewardship Centre and burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Association of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Dia s’ith is fois dha h-anam

God’s peace and rest to her soul

MAILLET

Aged 96, of Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp, Henri P Maillet died Sunday, June 25th, 2017. Born in Cheticamp he was a son of the late Patrick Maillet and Kathy Mae (LaPierre) Maillet. Henri worked as a taxi driver. He opened his own service station and loved selling Volkswagens and snowmobiles. After retirement, he loved four-wheeling with his friends. He always enjoyed dancing especially to his favourite song “Picture in a Frame”. His family always came first. He was a good husband, an incredible dad and a wonderful grandfather. He was a veteran of the Second World War and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32, Cheticamp. In the last six years Henri was blessed to belong to the loving family of Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home. He brought joy and life to many fellow residents and staff. Surviving are sons, Rene, Cheticamp; Daniel (Nora), Halifax; daughters, Carmelle (Dorothy), Moncton, Diane, Halifax; sisters, Evelyn, Therese, and Kathy; grandchildren, Jonathan, Lisa, and Hannah. Predeceased by wife, Marie Eva (Bourgeois), twin daughters at birth, brothers, Johnny, Joseph, Paul, and Arthur Patrice; sisters, Rose, Marguerite Marie, Mina, and Julie Anne. Visitation was held Thursday, June 29th, at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Mass was on Friday, June 30th, at Eglise St. Pierre, Cheticampwith Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Internment was in the parish cemetary. Memorial donations to Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

.MacDONALD

The death of Jessie Loretta (Etta) MacDonald occurred at Hospice Windsor Essex on June 8th, 2017. Etta was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie Gillis of Dunmore, Port Hood. At the age of 13, she lost her Mom and spent her teenage years caring for her five younger siblings. Eventually she moved to Windsor where she met and married D.A. MacDonald who predeceased her in 1983. Besides her husband and parents she was also predeceased by two brothers, Angus Lawrence and Donald, and nephews Daniel and Scott. She is survived by her children: Brian (Lyse), Langley ,B.C., Gary (Chris) Windsor, Vincent (Vickey),London,  Darlene ( Greg Connolly) Belle River; her grandchildren: Laura, Lee Ann, Amy, Mason, Madeline, Delaney, Joel, Christine, Sarah, Kara, Grant; her siblings: Catherine (Larry) Cooney, Wallaceberg, Ont.  Margaret (Cecil) Christie, Josephine (Duncan) Cummings, Creignish, Theresa (Ted) Loudon, Kelowna, B.C. Duncan(Annie Mae) Creignish, Judy MacIntyre, Port Hood; sister-in-law Theresa Gillis Kingsville, Ont. The funeral was held at Immaculate Heart Parish, Windsor. The celebrant for the Mass was Father Chris Pietraszko. The pall bearers were her four grandsons, her son-in-law Greg and  family friend, Mickey Kovacs, The readings were offered by granddaughter Madeline, and daughter-in-law Vickie. Christine, grand daughter, sang the psalm accompanied by the church choir. Granddaughters Laura, Lee Anne, Amy, and Sarah offered the gifts. The recessional was a beloved fiddle tune played by her very good friend Morgan MacQuarrie and accompanied by another friend, Marion MacLeod. Etta was laid to rest next to D.A. in Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor, on June 13th. Enjoy your much deserved eternal rest. You were a friend to many and a home away from home.

MacINNIS

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cyril MacInnis, at the Inverness Memorial Hospital on June 22nd, 2017, after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was born in Inverness on June 11th, 1959; one of eight children, to parents Alexander J and Annie Mae (Gillies)  MacInnis, Port Hood. Cyril was an active member of the hockey community, playing as a goalie in minor hockey, high school, and Inverness Intermediate League. He was a well-respected coach for many years, coaching teams from beginners to high school; he also served as President of the WISH League. His other passion was harness racing. Cyril enjoyed spending his free time at the race track in Port Hood; he owned horses and trained many horses over the years. Whenever possible, Cyril enjoyed attending the races in Inverness and Truro with his many friends. Cyril was employed at the Paper Mill in Port Hawkesbury for 27 years. In 2011 he took a scaffolding course, which was his true calling, and began working in Alberta. For the last 5 years of his career he proudly worked for JV Driver, where many life-long friendships began. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine (Kay MacPhail), Glencoe Station; daughter Melina MacInnis and her two boys, Cyril’s pride and joy, Austin and Malcolm, Fort MacMurray; his son Chad (Sylvia Grigat), Halifax; stepchildren Jennifer Park (Ryan Keith), Calgary; Roddie Park (Kim), Calgary; Bradley Park (Chantel Collette), Moncton; step-grandchildren Heather Park, Cullen, and Brecken Keith, Calgary and Dillan Park, Moncton. Also survived by his sister Marlene MacDonald (Donald Bernard), Long Point; brothers Brian (Geraldine), Alexander (Eva), Paul (Kim), Port Hood; Allan (Jackie), St Louis; Robert, Philadelphia ; brother-in-law Richard MacLean, Long Point and 24 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Mary MacPhail, Winnipeg, and the extended MacPhail family. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Yvonne MacLean. Cyril will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was known for his witty jokes and funny sense of humor. Visitation was  at the Port Hood and Area Resting Place Sunday, June 25th and Monday. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, June 27th, at St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, with Father Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Cremation following funeral and burial in the church cemetery will be at a later date. Donations in memory of Cyril may be made to St Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness Hospital Palliative Care, Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund or Holy Redeemer Convent, Whitney Pier. Online condolences at:  www.sunsetfuneralco-operative (margareevalley).

McINNIS

MCINNIS, Alexander Beaton "Mac"; In London, ON, on Wednesday May 31st, 2017, in the afternoon peacefully with family by his side, Mac went home to be with the Lord. Beloved husband and best friend of Laura. He is also survived by his children Fred Crook "Robin", Joe (Viola) Dowdall, Laura (Colin) Sutton, daughter-in-law Gail, and is predeceased by his son Danny in 1999. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. On May 18, 1928, he was born in East Skye Glen to the late John Angus and Janet (Young) MacInnis. He was a beloved brother of Donald (Anna) of Skye Glen, Margaret of Margaree Harbour, and Isaac (Anne) of St. Peters. He is predeceased by sisters Grace (Richard predeceased) MacLean, Florence (Donald predeceased) MacLean, and Agnes “Aggie” (Richard “Dick” of Elkview West Virginia) McVey. He is predeceased by his brothers Ninian (Kay predeceased), Allister, Peter (Annie Mae of Skye Glen), and George (Evelyn predeceased). Beattie resided for many years on North Carson Street in New Toronto. During those years he was predeceased by his first wife in 1982 Laura (Henriksson) and was step father to Irene and Ronnie. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and perhaps for life balance at the time, he was also a member of St. Paul’s United Church in Long Branch. Located in New Toronto, he worked many years at the Anaconda American Brass Limited Company until the plant closed and he retired in 1989. In years past Beattie loved fishing, he would spend hours waiting to get the big one along the Skye River or on lakes in Northern Ontario. In 1983 Laura and Beattie married and she was welcomed into the McInnis Clan and was part of many fond and happy memories. Over the years they lived in the GTA, Keswick ON, winters in Florida, and finally in London, ON. Whether he was listening to his loving wife Laura sing and play her guitar or attending dances and concerts, Beattie loved music. Beattie “Mac” was a great and kind man who would always worry about others first before himself. He will be missed dearly by everyone from London, Cape Breton, Sudbury, West Virginia, and the GTA.

AUCOIN

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Clifford “Denis” Aucoin (August 16th, 1936 - June 20th, 2017) on Tuesday, June 20th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, with his wife Dora, by his side, age 80. Born in Grand Etang, Inverness County, to the late Denis and Minnie (LeFort) Aucoin. Clifford served 28 years with the RCAF in Air Traffic Control. This took him and his family to various bases in Canada with his final posting being in Baden, Germany. He and Dora retired to Cheticamp in 1985. He then took on his second (less stressful) career with Electrolux. What brought the most joy to Clifford's life was the birth of his three grandchildren; the first, Andrew in January, 1986, followed by Nicholas and Carla. From that point on, he made many trips to Sydney over the years to witness the kids’ special events and was very proud of all their accomplishments. For 25 years he was President of the Northern Cape Breton Fishing Vessel Association; he was also consultant for the Cheticamp Monitoring Association for 15 years. Clifford was a devoted Montreal Canadiens fan (not to be confused with Toronto Maple Leafs in any way!) and enjoyed watching pretty much any sport. He had a come-back at the tip of his tongue for any occasion. It came in handy to crack the tension from time to time. Survived by Dora (Boudreau) Aucoin; daughter, Brenda (Andy) Emanuele, Baddeck; Marlene (Randy) Higgins, East Chezzetcook; brothers, Leonard (Elizabeth), Bernie (Alice), Gordon (Joan); sister, Velma Bourgeois; grandchildren, Andrew (Danielle), Nicholas (Erin), Carla Emanuele. Predeceased by brothers, Alfred, Eddy, Johnny; sister, Therese Poirier. Visitation was held at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday at in L’Eglise Saint-Pierre de Cheticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BOUDREAU 

Age 68 years old of Petit Etang, Inverness County, passed away on June 18th, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Center. Born in Cheticamp, son of the late Joseph C. and Marie Julie (LaPierre) Boudreau. Willie John worked for many years as a truck driver for Cheticamp  Fisheries Ltd. It was his life's passion. As a member of the Royal Canadian Legion he took pleasure in volunteering for bingo and tending the bar. Surviving are wife, Thelma (leBlanc) Boudreau; brothers, Roger Boudreau (Dorina), Yvon Boudreau (Sylvia); sister, Pauline Aucoin; brother in law, Roger (Mary) LeBlanc; sisters-in-law, Doris (Albert) Poirier, Marguerite Deveau, Marguerite LeBlanc. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews who were very dear to his heart. Predeceased by sister, Linda Boudreau; brother-in-law, Edgar LeBlanc; niece, Dawn Crowe; nephew, Dwayne AuCoin. Visitation was held  Tuesday, in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LEBLANC

LeBlanc, Marie (Mary) Joséphine (daughter of Zépherin Luedee and Hélène Le Blanc) passed away peacefully on June 6th at the age of 96 in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Chéticamp. She was born in Cap-le-Moine (Saint-Joseph-du-Moine Parish) and retired to Terre Noire (Saint Michael Parish), an area she loved. Except for her period during WWII when she worked in Montreal, she lived in Cape Breton (Sydney, Low Point, River Bourgeois, New Waterford). As she moved with her family, she met many people and had a wide circle of friends with whom she kept in contact. She was loving, hospitable, creative, caring, and compassionate. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and the local Senior’s Club.She had a great devotion for Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, often reading the prayer “I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good on earth”. Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, inspired her love and care for all creatures from the small caterpillars who sought a bed in her porch to the gentle deer and the great moose which strolled through the yard from time to time. During her lifetime, she was very active in such arts and crafts as sewing, rug-hooking, ceramics, and quilting. She also created beautiful paintings, many of which hang in her home. She was an avid follower of the news and she loved music and dancing. She never missed a concert, a dance, or a theatre performance. She also attended activities and meetings held in the local parishes. She played TV bingo with friends and family members every Monday night as well as played cards at least once a week. She loved to listen to music that was played on the local radio and TV station, often giving a little step or two during their performances. Her door was always open to people, old friends, and new ones. She was an extremely social being, loving when visitors came to her home, enjoying their company and making sure that they were offered tea and treats. She was a very curious, open-minded, and respectful person. She was predeceased by her husband Arsène (2004); her brothers Peter-James, Willie-James, and Joseph; her sisters Marie-Louise, Marie-Lillian, and Marie-Margaret. The surviving members of her family include her sister Marie-Jeanette; her daughter Barbara Anne-Marie; her son James Patrick (Mary Morris); her three grand-children Genevieve Huan, Grace Zhou, and Augusta AnTianZhe. There is no visitation. The funeral mass was held at Saint Michael Church in East Margaree at on Saturday, June 17th, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating the service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery of Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DESVEAUX

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Dennis (Leon) Desveaux (April 10th, 1940 – June 15th, 2017), age 77 years old, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born at Friar’s Head, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Alec (à Phlip à Arsène) Desveaux and Rita (à Dedier à Simion) Delaney. He moved to the United States in the 1960s and established his own manufacturing company in Long Island, New York. His son Todd is now running the family business. Dennis so enjoyed his vacations to Cape Breton but for the past six years, his poor health kept him from travelling to his native home. He also loved music and was a very good musician as a guitar and mandolin player. His son Brian is an accomplished guitar player and has his own band “Nine Days” and lives in Nashville. Deeply saddened as we say good-bye, he leaves behind his pride and joy, sons Brian and Todd. Siblings; Alcide (Lise), Welland, Ontario, Estelle (John O’Hearn), Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Bernice (Brian O’Grady), Waverley, Nova Scotia, and Lucille (Armand Maranda) in Nevada. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by his wife of 50 years, Shirley (Bourgeois) of Cheticamp who passed away in April. Cremation has taken place and visitation was held on June 19th at the Robertaccio Funeral Home, Inc, Patchogue, New York, and funeral service took place on June 20th at the St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Selden, New York. Condolences can be made on the Robertaccio Funeral Home Inc. web page.

MacDONALD 

Warren (1951-2017) will be missed. But we also rejoice that as of Monday, June 12, 2017, he is with Jesus in Heaven. “Oh death, where is your victory, oh death, where is your sting?”(1 Cor 15:55).  Warren left a great family legacy. What a blessing! He was married to Jean for 44 faithful years. Warren was a father to Bonnie (Tyler) Jones, Carrie (Todd) Jones, Chad (Lynda), Rodney (Sarah), and proud grandpa to 15 grandchildren. The Lord has blessed the MacDonald family richly over the years. Warren was devoted to his family and worked hard to provide a caring, nurturing home. He was a faithful friend to many and his friendships went deep with true love and loyalty. As a hard worker he modeled his work ethic and integrity to all those around him.  Warren retired from Michelin after 35 years of service. He lived life to the fullest with Jean - his high school sweetheart by his side. They had a marriage with a deep love and an unbreakable bond. It was truly a Christ-like marriage that honoured God. Born in Inverness and raised in the beautiful hills of the Margaree Valley, Cape Breton. There was no other place Warren wanted to be. Warren was raised along with his siblings, Rosalyn, Holly, Donna, and Gordon in a Christ-centred family by his father, Ross, mother Rachel. Warren loved to construct, tear down, cut, paint, fix, camp, travel, host, cook, and just sit and look at the view. Warren was 65 years old when he peacefully went to be with Jesus at the Cheticamp Hospital, where he was served by caring doctors and nurses. Many will gather to celebrate Warren’s life this week. While tears will be shed, mourning will be turned to joy (Jeremiah 31) in knowing that Warren loved Jesus Christ and put his hope and faith in Him. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Margaree Valley Baptist Church. The funeral will take place on Thursday, June 15th, at 2:00 p.m. at Margaree Valley Baptist Church. Family flowers only please. Warren’s wishes were for donations to be made to the “renovation fund” at the Margaree Valley Baptist Church. This was a project Warren had great pride, passion, and investment in over the years. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacKINNON

Lorne Bruce MacKinnon died suddenly near Picton, Ontario, on Thursday, May 18th, in his 69th year. He leaves behind dear son Malcolm and wife Elaine of St.Catharines and brothers Don and Wayne. Eldest son of the late Hector and Rosa. Loving uncle to Breton, Keegan, and Ainsley. He was a fine musician who could play almost any instrument, especially his banjo, guitars, and mandolin and enjoyed hours of entertaining at different venues over the years. Lorne was a lover of parrots from an early age. In his later life he finished his degree at Queen's University after serving over 30 years with SLH Transport. He spent winter months in Key Largo on his boat with his Florida friends and summers in Eastern Ontario. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 21st –  Napanee with Words of Remembrance said. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com.

POIRIER

Age 86, of Grand Etang, Inverness Co, Katherine passed away on June 8th, 2017, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Whycocomagh, she was an inspiration to all her children. Katherine worked very hard raising nine children. She was proud of each and every one of them for their accomplishments. Her only true enjoyment was her children and 27 grandchildren, but Felicia and Blaise held a special place in her heart.  She had the priviledge to watch them grow up.  Surviving are: son, Dan (Carol), Cheticamp; daughters, Vivian Gunn, Barrie, ON, Elizabeth Andrews, Scarborough, ON, and Carolin (Pat) Collet, Grand Etang; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, with three to be born this year.  Predeased by husband, John Joe Poirier; sons, Henry, Frank, and John; daughter, Yvonne; sisters, Josie Browther, Greta Harker, Margaret MacGillivary, and Ima Royal.  Visitation and funeral Mass were held on Saturday, June 10th, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Daniel Deveau officating.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WOLFE

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Wolfe (nee MacDougall), of Charlottetown, age 85 years, peacefully with her family by her side at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday June 3rd, 2017. Ma was survived by her eight loving children Diane Cotter, Debbie Garner, Stephen, Elaine (Andrew) Thompson, Calvin (LouAnne), Marleen, Scott, and Heather. Beloved Gram to her 18 grandchildren Matthew (Liz) Cotter, Kristen (Cris) Amanti, Brent Garner, Angela, Michael (Felicia), Jennie (Spencer) Thompson, Derek (Samantha) Thompson, John-Alec (Taylor) Thompson, Rebecca (Tyler) Gallant, Kurtis, Emily, Ryan (Kaylee) Hately, Alex Hately, Brittany, Kimberley, Shelly, Erica Frisk, and Nicole Frisk. Great Gram to Avery and Logan Cotter, Emery and Jack Amanti, Keeva Hately and Gabriel Thompson. Predeceased by her parents Mary Ann and Hughie G. MacDougall; sisters Jemima, Marcella and Jane; and brothers Jordan, Donnie and John. Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Funeral Home, Charlottetown for visitation was held on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 and Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. Funeral Mass was held at St. Pius X Parish, Charlottetown on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. Memorial donations may be made to the QEH Respiratory Services. Online condolences may be made at http://www.islandowned.ca/

 

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