The Campbells of Glenora are grieved to announce the death of Margaret Campbell of Glenora Falls, Mabou, Nova Scotia, and Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness, Nova Scotia. Funeral and celebration of life to follow at a later date. “Another jewel in the crown of the Clan Campbell has gone to cruachan à cheathaich.” per Mary Campbell (sister).

Marguerite Mary Doucet, age 82, Cheticamp passed away on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. She was a daughter of the late Louis Leo and the late Mary Catherine (Doucet) Cormier. Marguerite is survived by her son, Gerry (Wanda) Chiasson, Antigonish; daughters, Paulette Chiasson and Debbie Chiasson, both of Halifax; step-sister, Bernice (Pierre Paul) LeFort; grandchildren, Scott, Lauren, and Daniel. Besides her parents, Marguerite was predeceased by her first husband, Gerard Chiasson and her second husband, Russel Doucet; brothers, Bernie Cormier and Leonard Cormier; and sister, Annie Blanche Roach. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in l’Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:

Carl Sidney MacDonald, Orangedale, Cape Breton: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Sidney MacDonald age 58, on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. Carl was born on April 4th, 1964. He was the son of the late Earl and Marjorie “Queenie” (Richards) MacDonald, Orangedale. He will be sadly missed by his stepmother, Kathleen (Campbell) MacDonald; his brother, Allan Earl MacDonald (Rosalie), New Minas; niece, Melanie MacDonald (Paul McCulloch), grand-nephew, Ian, Toronto, ON; and aunt Delores Martin and uncles Buddy and Billy Richards, and Tommy and Cookie Campbell. Carl is also survived by several MacDonald and Richards cousins, all dear to his heart, especially close were Jackie, Janis, Nancy, John, Natasha, and Jacklyn. In addition to many special friends and relatives, Carl is survived by special fur friend, Mitzi and fur puppies, Seasa and Diggity. Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his uncles and their wives, John Allan (Marjorie) and Sidney Grant (Carolyn) MacDonald, and cousin, Randy MacDonald and his wife Nancy. Carl attended Orangedale Elementary and Mabou Consolidated Schools. Carl was special to his family and community. Always friendly and happy to meet people and lend a helping hand. He volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Arthritis Society, and the Cancer Society. He was a member of Orangedale United Church picking up the collection and lighting the community candle at Forbes United Church. Carl worked at GH Smith and Sons for a brief time. Recently, Carl found friendship and joy at workshops at L’Arche Cape Breton, Orangedale. Carl loved to draw, listen to music; especially the Rankins and Shania Twain, he also enjoyed feeding the birds, and watching old shows and movies. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8th, 2022, in Forbes United Church, River Denys, with M. Dale Crawford, R-DLM officiating, assisted by Jim MacNaughton, R-DLM. Interment to follow in Gillis Cove Cemetery. A reception will follow in Smith Hall, Orangedale. The family ask that contributions be made in his memory to L’Arche Cape Breton, 3 L’Arche Lane, Iron Mines, NS, B0E 2K0 or Forbes United Church, River Denys, NS, B0E 2Y0; or a charity of your choice. Family flowers only. Out of respect for family members with hypersensitivities to scents, the family asks that friends and family refrain from wearing any scented products to the service. Masks are required. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:
“Wind blowing through the trees
Ships are sailing out to sea
And the sun is slowing setting
On you and me
Fare thee well”
    – Departing song by The Rankins

Daniel Joseph Chiasson, age 74, Point Cross passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Daniel was a son to the late Joseph and the late Marie (Chiasson) Chiasson. Daniel was a coalminer at Evan’s Coal Mine. He was known for his love of trout fishing. He had lots of love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Daniel is survived by his daughters, Donna (Jules) and Giselle (Trevor); brothers, Arthur, Alphonse (Madeleine) and Paul (Yvette); sisters, Isabelle, Germaine, Therese, Sara, and Bernadette (Claude); grandchildren, Shannon, Samantha, Morgan, Becka, and Ciara; great-grandchildren, Ella May and Jameson. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Laurette (Deveau) Chiasson; brothers, Levis, Claudie, Wilfred, Gerard, and Lubie; and sister, Amelia. There will be no funeral service. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (N.S. Branch) or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be made to:

Joseph Didace Cormier, age 61, St. Joseph du Moine passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Didace was a son to the late James (Jimmy) and the late Zabine (Doucet) Cormier. Didace worked in drywall construction for most of his life. His work took him to Alberta, Halifax, Bermuda, and Tennessee. He retired back to Cape Breton where he worked at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park until the time of his passing. He was kind and friendly and made friends wherever he went. He loved spending time fishing, visiting family and friends, playing cribbage, and was known to tell a good story or two. Didace is survived by his brothers, Willie Joe, Huntington, Quebec, and John Louis (Lisette) Terre Noire; sisters, Marie Sophie (Réné) LeBlanc, Cap le Moine, Cecile Poirier, Plateau, and Jeanette (Lawrence) Cameron, Terre Noire; nephews and nieces, Denyse (Andy) Sanchez and their children Alex and Evelyn, Bruce (Shelley) Poirier and son Christopher, Lisa (Phillip) Timmons and son Jackson, Noelle Cormier (godchild), Douglas Cameron (Kaitlyn), and Rose Cameron (Challion). Besides his parents, Didace was predeceased by brother-in-law, Daniel Poirier. Cremation has taken place. There was no funeral mass. A Celebration of Life was held at the Belle Cote Community Centre in honour of Didace on Friday, November 25th, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Burial was held on Saturday in St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Margaree for family and close friends with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund. Didace’s family would like to thank all the medical staff for the excellent care they provided. Special thanks to the ICU staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:

Hughie Alexander Dorton passed away November 20th, 2022, in Halifax at the QEII Hospital. Hughie Alexander was born April 7th, 1954, on a cold and windy night in Port Hawkesbury, NS. He was a home birth and was delivered by his grandmother, Nama (Stella) for his parents Dan R. and Pearl Dorton. Hughie was married to his wife, partner in crime, his ol’ woman, Yvonne (Arsenault) Dorton for over 43 years. Over the years they had lots of fun together, while putting together quite the crew. First came little Hughie (Jaye) and not long after came Vincent (Robin). After a few years came and gone, came their final pieces of the wall of fame: Ronald (Jenn) and Robert; both in the same year. Later in life came Hughie’s pride and joy: his grandchildren, Carson, Hunter, Brooke, and Austin; his two godchildren Colleen Dorton and Vicky Dorton (Cook); and many nieces and nephews that he all loved. Survived by members of the original Dorton clan, brothers: Danny, Donald, John, and Paul; sisters: Diane and Estelle. Hughie was predeceased by his parents, Dan R. and Pearl Dorton; Brother Jim (James) Dorton and grandparents, Hugh J and Stella Dorton; Daniel and Margaret (Rawden) MacInnis. Hughie D’s wishes are simple: Enjoy life and don’t cry over him; treat the kids right, they grow up and remember; and always take a kid fishing when you can. The family would like to thank all the NS health care from Cheticamp to Halifax and in between – You all had a helping hand keeping the ol’ man going throughout the years. This is something we truly appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Hughie may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Rest easy ol’ man… We love you, Da.

Mary Margaret Gillis, February 28th, 1952 – November 20th, 2022: Our hearts are shattered with the loss of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Left to grieve: her sons, Jason, Jeff (Trina); grandchildren, Cole, Emma, and Isabella; sisters, Judy, Sheila (David); brothers, Donald (Eveylena), Darrell (Denise); as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and nephews; aunts, Grace (Eric), Anne. Predeceased by her parents, John Hector and Helen; and sister, Sharon Elizabeth. Mary Margaret was a kind, humble, unassuming person who loved God and his blessed Mother. Her faith was very strong. She was in church every Sunday and always sat in her same pew. Mary Margaret never missed Holy Hour and often filled in when needed. She was also a Cooperator of the Heralds of the Gospel in the Port Hood seat. Mary Margaret worked at the Co-op in Port Hood for over 30 years as a cashier. She enjoyed chatting with her customers, always a story or a good hearty laugh. Shortly after her retirement at the Co-op, she joined the maintenance staff at Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood where she worked part time until her death. Every Saturday night she would be sitting in front of the TV, watching her beloved Maple Leafs. When they scored, she screamed so loud her two cats, Carmilla and Mocka took off running. Bella her dog, asleep on the floor would jump up and start barking. She loved her Maple Leafs. From a very young age, many a night she would wake her father from a very deep sleep yelling when the Leafs scored. Ron Ellis was her favourite. She would write up her thoughts on the games, she did that for many teenage years. Mary Margaret had many more passions, such as reading and feeding and watching the birds. Most of all, her she had a passion for quilting. Many a beautiful quilt she made. At the time of her death, she was working on quilts for her granddaughters, Emma and Isabella. She wanted to have them ready for Christmas when she would visit them in Edmonton. She couldn't wait to see Jeff, Trina, and the girls. Mary Margaret talked to her sister Judy every night for usually over an hour, until Mary Margaret would say, “o.k. that is enough.” They would end the conversation with a good laugh and plan to talk the next night. She has such a sense of humour, many a good laugh she had with family and friends. The highlight of her past summer was a visit from her son Jeff, daughter-in-law, Trina and grand-daughters, Emma and Isabella. Having them christened in St. Peter's Parish, Port Hood, her parish, was an answer from God. Mom will be sadly missed by her family and friends, one's who knew and loved her so much. She is with her mom and dad and sister, Sharon. Fly with the angels mom, your life on earth is done. May you rest in the arms of Jesus where you belong. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 27th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral mass took place on Monday, November 28th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood. Burial to follow in St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery, Judique. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, or to a charity of choice. Thank you to Kevin Deagle and Tonya Feetham of Inverness Funeral Home. Thank you to all those who helped in any way. Online condolences may be made to:

On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, Earle Smith, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 92. Earle was born on Port Hood Island, Nova Scotia, on December 6th, 1929, to Robert and Katherine (MacKinnon) Smith. In 1956, he married Joan Goldthorpe of Brownsburg, Quebec. They raised three children, Robert, Christine, and Gordon. Earle’s family moved to Halifax when he was eight years old but throughout his life he was deeply connected to his birthplace, Port Hood Island, and travelled “home” every summer to spend time at and maintain the house that his grandfather had built and that he was born in. He passed his deep love of the place (which he often called “God’s country”) on to all his family, who continue to visit from across Canada and the world. His presence every summer on the island was an institution, and his stories of the place and the people connected many visitors, summer residents, and family members to the island. For many years, his favourite place to share his stories was at the little canteen on the island where he indulged his passion for ice cream. Earle graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1951, although he used to tell his grandchildren that he actually majored in basketball, minored in rugby, and did just enough work to get a passing grade in his classes. Like many from Cape Breton, Earle left Nova Scotia for work following graduation. After a short period working at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Toronto, he joined Cyanamid Canada as a pharmaceutical salesperson and a district sales manager. His job took him across Canada where he lived in Sudbury, Montreal, Ottawa, St. Catherines, and Winnipeg before finishing his career in Ottawa again. Earle loved being a salesman and he said that there was never a day that he didn’t look forward to going to work. Earle was an abiding and faithful member of the United Church of Canada, most recently City View in Ottawa. He loved to worship at Jubilee United Church in the summers and to sit in the pew that his family had occupied when he was a young boy. In his leisure time, Earle curled, played cards and was a volunteer for many charities including the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Earle was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Alice (nee Hiltz), and his sisters Anna and Isabel. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his three children and their spouses, Robert and Franca, Christine and Karl, and Gordon and Joanne; eight grandchildren and their partners, Meghan and Killian, Stephanie and Stephanie, Peter and Maddy, Lauren and Norm, Allie, Thomas, Maddy, and Earla; and five great-grandchildren, Milo, Felix, Arthur, Beatrice, and Jude; as well as his brother Cameron. Earle will be remembered as a kind, generous, and humble person who was genuinely interested in people and who could always make a connection with anyone he met. A celebration of life will be held in January at City View United Church in Ottawa followed by an internment on Port Hood Island next summer. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or St. Stephens United Church in Port Hood would be welcome.

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Thomas Gerard Dixon at home, in Inverness, on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, just three days after celebrating his 70th birthday. He was born to Thomas and Annie Dixon on November 12th, 1952. He graduated from Inverness Consolidated High School and NSCC’s Electrical Program. After graduation he worked as a lineman for Maritime Tel & Tel and private contractors across Canada. He went on to power pole inspection and then into the construction trade. In recent years, Thomas retired from the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority. Dad combined being a jack of all trades with a brilliant mechanical aptitude. He loved to tinker with anything that needed repair. We all relied upon his knowledge and practical common sense when we needed help and learned much from him. Dad enjoyed his Cape Breton lifestyle, his daily walks with Howie, his beloved Westie, chatting with friends and making new ones along the way, drives with Christene and Howie, ice cream trips with his granddaughter Caylee Anne, a good cup of King Cole tea, old cars, and watching hockey. He loved music and playing guitar. He would check in daily with our mom for updates on family. He was also fiercely proud of his family’s military history. He was our “gentle giant.”  While we mourn his passing, we take heart Dad will not be forgotten. Tales, and they are true, of adventures of a VW Bug, feats of strength or good-natured adventures with friends will live in infamy. Thomas leaves to mourn his children, Gerrard (Tabitha), Ian (Marie), Keenan (Kayla), Kaylan (Neil); grandchildren, Caylee Anne, Tristan, Maggie, and he was looking forward to meeting our newest addition to our ever-growing family, Danny. Also mourned by mother to his children, Bonny MacIsaac and his partner, Christene Hubbard; siblings, Alastair, Bobby, Marion: many nieces, nephews, and cousins and his best “furbaby” Howie. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Annie Dixon, an infant daughter (born sleeping), and siblings, Sonny, Margaret, Hannah, Douglas, and Mae. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  in Stella Maris Parish Church, Inverness with funeral mass following at 11:00 a.m. No flowers please and by request masks were to be worn for visitation and funeral mass. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at:

Lori Ann MacDonell, age 48, passed away in the QEII Hospital, Halifax on November 18th, 2022. Lori was born in Inverness on June 13th, 1974. Lori Ann Burke-MacDonell was a rare soul, someone who could always brighten your day, whether it was with a smile, her infectious giggle, or just having the right words. Nothing put a smile on her face like her children and grandchildren. They were the light of her life. She had a love for animals, especially her family pets. Lori is survived by her son, Dylan (Mauree); daughter, Sidney; husband, Ronald MacDonell; sister, Jennifer (Todd); nieces and nephews, Kirsten, Gage, and Jake; stepsons, Alex (Taryn) and Devin (Breanne); and her grandchildren, Madden and Sam. She was predeceased by her loving parents, Lawrence and Muriel Burke. Lori will be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 24th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral mass will take place on Friday, November 25th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, with Father Eugene Morris officiating. Burial to be held at a later date. For those who cannot attend the funeral mass, it will be live-streamed on the parish's Facebook page at Memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to:

Stanley MacDonnell: With heavy hearts we share the news of Stanley's passing. On November 19th, after a long battle with MS, Stanley passed away peacefully. Stanley lived with MS for the greater part of his life. He battled the disease with the most amazing grace, bravery, and strength. He lived every day with positivity and determination not to let it stop him from doing the things he loved. Stanley was born in Inverness on March 11th, 1960; he grew up in Glencoe and was known to be a mischievous rascal and always up for an adventure or getting into trouble. Stanley was a skilled athlete who earned a spot on nearly every sports team. He graduated from Port Hood Consolidated School and soon after received a carpentry diploma from NSCC. Stanley had a large and loving family and was a proud and dedicated father to his two daughters. Stanley would do anything for his girls; the love he showed them was unconditional, constant and knew no bounds or limits. Stanley made lifelong friends everywhere he went and anyone who knew him knew he was an extremely kind, loving, fun and gentle person, who if given the chance would trick you into doing something silly or embarrassing. Stanley was an uncompromising Bruins fan who found joy in taking money from people who bet against him – particularly Leafs’ fans.
Stanley’s story is unorthodox, in both his physical fight with MS and his tenacious resistance to letting it define him. The independence and unconventionality he cultivated and sustained for so many years was unparalleled and would not have been possible without the unconditional support he received from his friends and family over the years. Stanley was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Catherine MacDonnell; brother, Kevin Blaze MacDonnell; and niece, Alisha O'Brien. Stanley is survived by his brothers, Frankie, Gary (Celeste), Wesley (Mary Lou) and Scott (Debbie); his sister, Laurie Lynn; his daughters, Elli and Abby and grandsons, Tyler and Maxime. Along with his nieces and nephews, Melishia, Cathy (Joe), Kelly (Jamie), John Joe (Molly), Lindsay, Nicole (Chopper), Stacey (Owen), Natasha, Hayley, Emily, and Colin. He will be forever missed by long-time family friends, Sandra, Melissa, and Bernie. Family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Ritter and Dr. Lok and the rest of the staff at the Inverary Manor, Inverness, for the exceptional care they provided to Stanley over the years but particularly these last few months during which he was treated with the utmost tenderness, thoughtfulness, and respect. Staff truly brightened his life and the insights, knowledge, and emotional support showed to our family will always be remembered. In his memory donations can be made to the MS Society or to the Inverness Beach Accessibility Program (for accessible beach donations please email Rose Mary Macdonald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). At a later date, friends and family will be invited to share happy memories and celebrate Stan’s life in the way he would want to be remembered as a fun loving and caring man who lived life to the fullest. Online condolences may be made to:

Darlene “Lynne” Cameron: Lynne Cameron passed away on October 24th, 2022, surrounded by her family, after four brave years of treatments and clinical trials to impede her lung cancer. She was 59. A funeral service was held in Nepean, Ontario, on Sunday, November 13th. An internment will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, South West Margaree, Nova Scotia, on Friday, November 25th, at 11:00 a.m. Friends of the family are welcome to attend. Lynne was born on February 4th, 1963, in Belleville, Ontario, and was raised in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, after her father retired from the military. After high school, Lynne completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Dalhousie University and an agricultural economics degree at Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now known as the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus). She then moved across the country to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to pursue her master’s in agricultural economics. Lynne worked various jobs throughout her life. She was raised to be an independent, hard-working woman, with one of her first jobs as a gas attendant at the family’s Irving Oil station in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. After obtaining her master’s degree, she worked as an economist in various federal government departments, including the Department of Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada, Department of Finance, and most recently at Global Affairs Canada as an international trade policy analyst. Lynne was always excited for the next file that would expose her to the world of multilateral trade policy and negotiation in foreign lands. Lynne was an avid traveller and adventurer and embraced life with a passion and enthusiasm that was infectious. Whether skiing, scuba diving, sailing, or kayaking, Lynne was always on the go, although her favourite place in the world remained Chimney Corner Beach on Cape Breton Island. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went. Her absence will be felt by all her family, friends, co-workers, neighbours, golf partners, book/paint (wine) club members, her lung cancer support group members, and the countless others she encountered in her life. But Lynne, first and foremost, was a dedicated mother. She treasured her son, Kieran, and embraced every moment she had with him. She dedicated her life to ensuring that Kieran was able to develop his own interests and pursuits and she will always be his biggest fan. Lynne shared her love of the world with Kieran – taking him with her on canoeing trips to Algonquin or exotic locales, such as exploring the vast countryside of Russia. As a single mother, Lynne shared a special bond with Kieran – the two of them against the world. In December 2018, after she was diagnosed with lung cancer, Lynne’s life changed drastically. Putting aside her ambitions at work and acknowledging the limitations that cancer had imposed upon her, Lynne dedicated her time to promoting and advancing research into lung cancer and treasuring her time with family and friends. Lynne was predeceased by her mother, Darlene (Turner) Cameron. She is survived by her son, Kieran Cameron MacGillivray; her father, Martin (Jean) Cameron; and her siblings: Laurie Cameron, Leslie (John) Pottier, Leanne Cameron and David (Maureen Evans) Cameron. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews and her aunt, Beverly (Murray Newton) Beckett, and first cousins, Brad (Celine), Cheryl (Shane Kelford) and Graydon (Jackie Farrow) Beckett and their families. Her absence will also be felt by her stalwart companion, Fuzz, her Old English Sheepdog.

Daphne Louise Camus, age 27, Grand Falls, NB, formerly of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, in St. John Regional Hospital, NB. Daphne was the daughter of Gelas and Giselle (Larade) Camus. Besides her parents, Daphne is survived by her fiancé, Justin Bossé; stepson, Hayden Bossé; brother, Bradley (Rosie) Camus; nephews, Isaac and Isaiah; maternal grandparents, Bernie and Louise (LeBlanc) Larade; three aunts, seven uncles, and many cousins. Daphne was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Napoleon and Jeanette (Haché) Camus; uncles, Clovis Roach, Michael Larade, and Alphonse Camus; and cousins, Roderick Camus and Joey Camus. A funeral service was celebrated on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in l’Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Deacon Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Daphne’s memory to IWK Infectious Disease Clinic or St. John Regional Hospital, Oncology Unit. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be made to:

Bertha Fraser-Gwinn, age 87, Cheticamp: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mother, on October 30th, 2022, in the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. Mom was one of eight children, born to the late Wilson and the late Sadie Gwinn, Effie, Mary, Iris, Vida, Fred, Ricky, and Ray along with family chosen sister, Bobbie. She was married in Cape North to Stanley Fraser, lived in Pleasant Bay for 11 years, then moved to Cheticamp where she brought up her family of seven children in which she devoted her life to: Flora (Cyril Burns), Melvin, Corinne, Clifford, Sheila, William (Jackie) and Curtis. She also had three grandchildren: Nathan, Preston, (Angie), and Ferrari; and two great-grandchildren: Ryan and Dawson. Over the years she generously helped those in need by providing a home for them in which some have kept in touch with us to this day. Mom had a great sense of humour which everyone liked and that she had right to her last day here with us. She filled her days by cooking wholesome meals for the family, spending time with pets, reading, knitting, baking, talking over the phone with friends, and more. She made Christmas a very special and magical time for us and always made sure we had a lot of presents and a huge Christmas dinner. Mom enjoyed the simple things in life, taking great pleasure in eating her favourite foods, especially strawberries, ice cream, and fish. A graveside service, was held on Friday, November 4th, 2022, in Pleasant Bay Cemetery, Pleasant Bay, with Rev. Peter Rioux officiating. We would like to say special thanks to Dr. Maillet, the staff of the Foyer Père Fiset, where she was well taken care of since March of 2020, along with the staff of Cheticamp Funeral Home for their professional service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Franklin Roosevelt Merry, age 80, of Cheticamp, on October 26, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Franklin was born in Cheticamp and was the son of the late Helier Merry and the late Nellie (Robertson) Merry. After retiring from Nova Scotia Power, he owned and managed Cheticamp Motel. Franklin is survived by his wife Ethel (Larade) Merry; sons, Kevin Winston (Synnove), Norway, Franklin Malet (Fiona), Dartmouth, Brian Peter (Kazue), Banff; sisters, Helen Merry, Stellarton, Gloria Di Blasio (Pat), Montreal; grandchildren, Benjamin, William, Nicholas, Eric (Maggie), Paul, Peter, Maya, Shylee; sisters-in-law, Ivy Merry, Georgina Merry. Besides his parents, Franklin was predeceased by daughter, Deborah Ann Merry; brothers, Harold Merry, Derek Merry, twin brother Winston Merry. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 1st , 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for the public. Funeral service was held at Église Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp, on Monday, November 7th, 2022, at 10:30am with Reverend Peter Rioux officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cheticamp. Donations in Franklin’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to:

Pure love. Fighting brain cancer as a teenager or the multiple brain surgeries and cancer treatments so severe hair didn’t even grow back. This should have been your greatest fight in life but that paled in comparison to your greatest accomplishments. At 21 years old recovering from cancer, you should be starting your life as a young adult but instead you did the unthinkable; you took on five young children to hold the family together. You thrived on the role as parent, guardian, and friend. You loved your boys fiercely and really showed them what pure love meant. You took wild kids (yes, we heard the stories to back that up boys) and raised them all to be amazing men. You did that…you did that as a young woman alone raising young boys still not fully healthy yourself. You gave them love, security, and acceptance. Never anything less. You cheered them on, you provided, and you were their home, their safe spot. No matter what happened Cathy was there with a smile; a genuine happiness for any little thing. I have actually met very few people that were so genuinely happy for anyone's good fortune. When the family started expanding and girlfriends and spouses started arriving there was always acceptance from you.  Always welcoming us with open arms. I know now it’s because we provided her absolute treasure…the kids. The nieces and nephews. All of us, not just the boys but all of us owe Cathy for the family we have today. She held a family together; she shaped wild animals into a wonderful group of men who women actually wanted to marry. You taught them love, acceptance, and your goddamn stubborn Poirier no quit spirit. Your job was done so very successfully that no one can understand how such a small little woman could push us all around to get whatever she wanted. Every visit with you involved belly laughs and love...and a little bit of telling us what to do…usually with a list! Rest now Cathy. Your job is done, and you can be at peace with your greatest accomplishments at your side. Cathy is survived by her mother Sylvia; her five greatest accomplishments, Steven (Mandy), Paddy (Lorraine), Charles (Dawn), Johnny (Candace) and Ryan; along with special brothers Joey (Neilena), Simon, Jimmy (Samantha); and only sister Georgina (Sven). She will also be remembered by her the lights of her life, her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Justine, Austin, Adam, James, Ethan, Isaac, Shawn, Ava, Lanie, Rory, Avery, Grace, Danielle and Mason. She was predeceased by her father Simon. Visitation was at St. Matthew's United Church, Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Service followed, officiated by Pierre Chiasson. Memorial donations in Cathy’s memory may be made to Inverary Manor, Inverness or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to

Daniel Lance Yipp, age 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30th, 2022, at the Victoria General Hospital with family at his side. Lance was born in Inverness on April 13th, 1961, to Patsy Gillis (MacIntosh) and Jon Yipp. Lance’s pride and joy were his children, but he had a special love for his grandchildren. Lance enjoyed adventures to his grandchildren’s sporting events on the weekends, listening to Bob Seger, harness racing, and automobiles. Lance is survived by his parents; mother of his children, Ann Estelle Yipp; his children, Nya Kennedy (Donald), Hailey Young (Blaise), Coady Yipp (Mora) and step-daughter, Colyn MacLellan (Chisholm) and family; his precious grandchildren, Vada, Reid, Carter, Freddy, Lennox, and Scarlett; sister, Pam Hartford (John); brothers, Warren Yipp, Jon Yipp, and George Yipp who was also his best friend and sidekick, and remained by his side every day for the last few months; stepbrother, Michael Wall; and godson, John Hartford. Lance is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friend, Eddie Benner. Lance was predeceased by his stepmother, Marie Yipp, stepbrother, Booker Wall, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.  Visitation was held Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, at the Stella Maris Parish church in Inverness from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. with funeral mass following at 11:00 a.m. Family flowers only, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to:

With family by her side, we are deeply saddened to announce the death of Annie Mae MacInnis (Matthews) of Skye Glen which occurred Thursday, October 27th, 2022, at the Richmond Villa in St. Peter’s. Born and raised in Grande Anse, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hilda (MacRae) Matthews. At a very young age she left Cape Breton to work in Toronto. There she would meet the love of her life, the late Isaac MacInnis of Skye Glen. They first lived in Long Branch and eventually landed in Mississauga, Ontario, raising a family where many fond memories were made. Every summer there were trips back home to Cape Breton. She was a devoted wife, mother, and loved her grandchildren with a passion. She loved bingo and card games, and concerts, but not as much as Elvis Presley and her story at 3:00 p.m. every day. In 1995, Annie and Isaac made the decision to go back home to Cape Breton and lived in Skye Glen, where there were many more great times with family and friends. Annie is survived by her son Shane (Lisa); and her grandchildren Benjamin, Matthew, and Sarah, of Mississauga Ontario. Predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years Isaac; son Darrell; and another son at birth. She will be deeply missed by her sisters Irene, Ruth (Dilly), Emily, Judy (George); brothers, Jackie (Jewl), Duncan (Marlene), George (Florence) and Brian (Debbie); sister-in-law Marg; brothers-in-law David and Donald. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Rehberg, Georgina Rose, Ethel MacRae, Bernice Pringle; and brothers, Charlie and Gerald Matthews. We would like to express our thankfulness and appreciation for the love and care provided by everyone at the Richmond Villa for Annie. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private graveside ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, Stewart United Church, or to Skye Glen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Word of comfort may be forwarded to the family at


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