It is with great sadness that we, the loving family of Margaret Jeanette MacIntyre, announce her peaceful passing at home surrounded by family and friends on February 11th, 2019. Born in Portage on May 28th, 1941, Jeanette was the daughter of late John A. MacDonald and M. Eunice MacDonald of East Bay. Jeanette will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Judy MacIntyre, Eunice (Maynard) McGuigan, Kathy MacKinnon, Michelle Doucet (Terry Keating), and Jane MacIntyre; her loving and valued life companion, Donnie MacLeod, Margaree; her grandchildren: Joleen (Adam), Nicole (Matthew), Jeanette (Majid), Mike (Shannon), Neil (Annabelle), Kristen (Bruno), Kyle, Ryan, Estelle, Candace (Felix), Joshua; four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Alex, Lillian, and Haylee; loving brothers: John (Louise)MacDonald and Michael B. MacDonald; her closest friend, Marie; and loved cat, Finnegan. Jeanette thought fondly of her time in Margaree where she was an active member of St. Joseph Parish SW, spending time at her cottage gardening and in the company of her life-long friends that she held so dear. Jeanette had a kindness and compassion for all animals that spread throughout the community. Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Michael J. MacIntyre and brother, James MacDonald. Cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Jeanette MacIntyre was held at St. Joseph Parish, South West Margaree on Monday, February 18th, 2019. A gathering of family and friends took place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the memorial service that followed at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to palliative care or the SPCA of Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my dear wife Mary “Cathy” MacIsaac on Friday, February 8th, 2019, in the QEII Halifax Infirmary. Cathy was born in Inverness on Tuesday, August 15th, 1961, and she was the daughter of the late Simon Patrick and Pauline (MacPherson) MacLellan. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, and worked most of her life in Inverness; her last posting being at the Inverness Filene Credit Union before moving to Westville. Cathy was known to be a very quiet person and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Cathy will be missed by all the people who came to know her. Cathy is survived by her husband of 34 years, Angus MacIsaac. She is also survived by her brothers: Patrick, Bobby, and Michael MacLellan; mother-in-law, Kay MacIsaac; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law and special nieces. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Henry Timmons, 85, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 17th. Hank was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on April 15th, 1933 to Henry and Elizabeth (Clark) Timmons. As a young man, Hank left Inverness to work in Ontario for a number of years and where he also married his wife, Audrey Taylor. Love of home brought them back to Inverness, where Hank worked for Ocean Paving for a number of years and then for Nova Scotia Forest Industries in Port Hawkesbury for the next 33 years. As an avid lover of sports, Hank played baseball for the Inverness Ravens, senior hockey, and coached minor hockey. A soft-spoken, kind man, always there to lend a helping hand when needed. Hank leaves to mourn Audrey, his wife of 62 years, a son Hank (Lisa) of Inverness; brothers James (Buddy) (late Molly) of Inverness, Alfred (late Valerie) of Barrie, Ontario, Wilson (Pearl) of West Bay, Douglas (Florence) of Port Hawkesbury, Harvey (Anna) of New Glasgow; sisters Betty (late Tony) Tonelli of Milton, Ontario, Joyce (Mack) MacPhee of Margaree, Donelda (late Lauchie) MacEachern of Port Hood, and Doreen (late Phil) Scott of Barrie, Ontario; as well as several nieces and nephews. Hank was pre-deceased by brothers Donnie (at birth), Andrew (Doreen) of Inverness, Albert (Alice) of PEI, Jackie of Inverness, Edgar (Marilyn) of Ontario, and sister Wilma (Bill) Cameron of Margaree Forks. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in St Matthew's United Church, Inverness. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Matthew’s United Church, Inverness, Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Wallace C. Darsch died at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 24th. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Armstrong) Darsch, who he married on June 15th, 1965, and the son of the late William P. and Marie O. (Scagliarini) Darsch. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on November 18th, 1926, Wally was educated in the Hanson school system and graduated from Whitman High School in 1944. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was active with the Boy Scouts, youth football, and hockey. He enjoyed Big Band music, and took Fred Astaire dance lessons. A skilled amateur carpenter, Wally built his own home, fine furniture, sailboat, and ice fishing boat. A golf enthusiast, he liked to call playing golf “chasing the little white ball.” Wally was fond of swimming, the beach, and occasionally fishing with his Cape Breton friends. His career spanned over 40 years with the Hanson Water Department, from 1954 onward as superintendent. He was a member and the chairman of the Central Plymouth County Water District from 1965-1988, chairman of the Town Hall Renovations Committee from 1965-1980, and a member of the Old Colony Planning Council, Sewer Legislation Committee, and Hanson Athletic Association. During his retirement, he moved to Margaree Harbour and Florida in 2000, having enjoyed annual vacations in Polly’s family home on the Shore Road for decades before. They shared many fun times with friends and relatives, including MacLeans and MacKays in Margaree and Inverness. In more recent years he returned to Plymouth, Massachusetts, residing in assisted living closer to family. He is survived by his sister Paula M. Darsch of Plymouth, six step-children: Susan Nemmers and her husband Tom (South Yarmouth, MA); Peter Paulding and wife Ruth (Gulf Breeze, Florida); Robert Paulding and wife Nancy (South Yarmouth, MA); Betsy Kelley and partner Nick Lotz (Paris, KY); Douglas Paulding (South Salem, NY); and Barbara Paulding and husband Jeff Hodnicki (Stamford, CT); good friend Anne Sullivan of Plymouth; two nieces and two nephews, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Andrew Darsch. His family is planning a memorial service in May. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PCWWA Scholarship, (Plymouth County Water Works Association) Easton Winwater Works Company, Attn: John Tetreault, PCWA Scholarship Committee Chairman, 95 Turnpike St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.
We, the family, regret to announce with broken hearts, the passing of our dear brother, Clarence McDaniel (1949-2019), on February 4th, of Burdett, Alberta. Clarence was born in Brook Village, to Bill and Marie (Beaton) McDaniel on August 25th, 1949. Although he had spent most of his life as a hard rock miner from BC to NT, where ever he went, he made life-long friends. He never lost his love for the place of his birth. It was always a pleasure to have him come home with his mining stories and his larger than life personality. He was always playing jokes on any of the poor siblings who came across his path. It was hard for his mom to keep her apron strings tied when he was around. We have so many fond memories of him. He finally settled in Burdett, Alberta, a small community, where he met some wonderful friends, who loved him and he was at peace. Clarence is survived by Mary Claire (Charlie) MacDonald, Port Hood; Elizabeth (Wayne) Watson, Brookfield, NS; Gerry (Cheryl) Port Hawkesbury; Francis (Anne Marie), Brook Village. He is also survived by his former wife, Dolly McDaniel, and his son Grant McDaniel, Port Hood; sons, Leonard McDaniel, The Pas, Manitoba; Ashley McDaniel and Chris McDaniel, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; seven nieces and 16 nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Matt, Sam, Ronnie, and sister in-law, Hughena McDaniel. Visitation was held in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village, on Tuesday February 12th, with funeral Mass that followed. Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiated. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Brook Village, or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Hospital, or to a charity of your choice. You will always be in our hearts. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Ronald “Ronnie” McDaniel on February 1st, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Ronnie was born in Inverness on January 8th, 1953, to Bill and Marie (Beaton) McDaniel of Brook Village, Inverness Co. He worked at the Department of Oceanography in Dartmouth then joined the Canadian Coast Guard, Icebreaker Division and served for many years. Upon retirement, he returned to his beloved Brook Village, where he lived out a simple life. He was diagnosed with cancer about three years ago, but put up such a valiant fight to win that battle that wasn’t to be. He is survived by Colin, Port Hood; Mary Claire (Charlie) MacDonald, Port Hood; Clarence, Burdett, Alberta; Elizabeth (Wayne) Watson, Brookfield, NS; Gerry (Cheryl), Port Hawkesbury; Francis (Anne Marie), Brook Village. He is also survived by seven nieces and 18 nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Marie; brothers, Matt and Sam, sister-in-law, Hughena McDaniel. Visitation was held in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village on Tuesday February 12thwith funeral Mass that followed. Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiated. Burial followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Brook Village, or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Hospital, or to a charity of your choice. You will always be in our hearts. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Charlene Hart Foley, announce her passing on January 24th, 2019, in London, Ontario. Charlene was the daughter of the late Emery and Anna (née Munro) Hart, North East Margaree, Cape Breton. Charlene is survived by her loving husband Timothy Foley and their children: Martha, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Mark and Annie, London, Ontario. She is also survived by her sister Emeryne Hart, Inverness, Cape Breton; brothers: Darryl Hart (Ferne), Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; and Derwyn Hart, North East Margaree; mother-in-law Margaret Foley (née Kelly); brothers-in-law Bill Foley, Gerald Foley (Nancy); and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Gray (Ralph), Saint John, New Brunswick; brother-in-law Paul Foley (Dawn-Marie), Ottawa, Ontario; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephew, and cousins. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law John Foley, nephew Kevin Gray, and grand-nephew Gordon Gray. Charlene always reflected and valued her Celtic Cape Breton roots with sustained connections with family and childhood friends. Throughout her life, Charlene appreciated various art forms. As a young girl, and into adulthood, she played the piano and shared her love of music by making it possible for her children to pursue their interests. She loved attending musical and theatre arts, enjoyed painting lessons, and complementing her heritage by completing woodworking projects in her spare time. Charlene dedicated herself to her family, friends, and church community. Where she saw a need, she worked to make a difference. She was a Sunday school teacher; C.G.I.T., and Girl Guide leader. She was a team leader of Metropolitan Hospitality Meals and enjoyed her work with the UCW “pie ladies”. She welcomed those who stopped by their home with a cup of tea. She continued to enrich their family life in January 2005 with the inclusion of Naishan Tan, a new student to Canada. A service to celebrate Charlene’s life will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St., London, ON. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by her funeral at 12:00 p.m., with reception to follow. An internment service will be held at a later date in Margaree, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Online condolences can be made at https://woodlandcemetery.ca/.
Mary Anne Knight-Frey, age 101 years, passed away peacefully February 2nd, 2019, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, just 26 days shy of her 102nd birthday. Born in Glace Bay on February 28th, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Mary Belle (MacKenzie) and James Knight. At the age of three years, her mother died, and she and her five-year-old sister were placed in foster care. She was raised by a family in South West Margaree. In her late 20s, Mary found her sister and they remained very close until her sister’s passing. Mary worked most of her life in New York and Boston as a nurse’s aide and as head steward for several prestigious families. She returned to Inverness to care for her ailing foster brother, Donald, whom she adored. After his passing, Mary stayed in Inverness and worked at the Inverness Hospital in the dietary department for several years. In her later years, she married Reinhold Frey (Ronnie). They settled in Antigonish, where they made many life-long friends. They enjoyed travelling, took many cruises, and spent every winter in Florida. After Ronnie’s death, Mary eventually returned to Inverness, where she lived until her passing. Mary was a smart and classy lady who loved nice things, especially nice cars. She had a quick wit – one that could be cutting at times – but that was part of her enduring charm, right to the very end. One of her favourite pastimes was going to the casino, where she hit the jackpot more than once. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Mary Belle (MacKenzie) and James Knight; husband, Reinhold (Ronnie) Frey; sister, Helen; niece, Jean; foster mother, Cassie MacDonnell; and foster brother, Donald F. MacDonnell. Also predeceased by her beloved cat, Nala. She is survived by her nephew, Francis Frey and his wife Helen, and their three children, in Plainville, Massachusetts. She will be forever missed by her “best buddy”, Emma Lee MacDonald, and good friends, Bill and Rita Dinn, and Jim MacCormack, Antigonish, members of her Thompson Street family, who were always there for her. Donations may be made to the Inverary Manor or a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.
Rita LeFort of Petit Etang, Inverness Co., age 87, passed away on January 31st, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, with family by her side. Born in Chéticamp, Rita was the daughter of the late Tommy and Marianne (Chiasson) Chiasson. She is survived by her sons, Réné (Doreen) LeFort, Jacques LeFort, (Brenda LeBlanc), and daughter, Ginette (Gilles) Deveau, all of Chéticamp; sister, Isabelle Deveau; grandchildren, Wanda, Blaine, Glen, Lisa, Angela, Joey, Gregory, Marielle, Justin; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Maxime, Samuel, Liam, Théo, Mathieu, Cassie, Winston, George, Hazel, Kiarra, Sophia, Declan, Greyson, Alia. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph LeFort; brothers, Lubie Chiasson and Wilfred Chiasson. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, February 4th, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Sister Marie Smith, age 82, formerly Sister Ann Zita, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died in Mary's Court, Parkland, Antigonish on Monday, January 21st, 2019, in the 55th year of her religious life. Born in Broad Cove, Cape Breton, Sister Marie was one of 16 children of the late John A. and Catherine (MacDonnell) Smith. Sister Marie entered the Sisters of St. Martha on September 15th, 1961, pronounced her first vows on August 15th, 1964, and her perpetual vows on August 15th, 1969. Sister Marie spent much of her religious life in education ministry, with the exception of her early years as a Martha where she worked in the Habit Department and Sewing Room and her later years in Pastoral Ministry. She also ministered at Little Flower Institute in Sydney caring for the children. Sister Marie graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Education in 1976. Her teaching ministry began prior to her entrance. In 1971, she taught in Kamloops, B.C. She received professional certificates from the Provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia. Her teaching career brought her to three provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Most of her teaching ministry was in the community of St. Andrews, Antigonish Co., which was dear to her heart. She was a much-loved educator and is remembered for her gentle and loving approach to her students. Following her retirement from teaching, Sister Marie lived and served in Pictou County, living at Christ the King Convent in Trenton. Her service to the people of this community was untiring, compassionate, and always carried out with grace and humility. A woman of deep faith, she gave hope and a sense of connection to so many. Her illness facilitated her move to Parkland Antigonish, where she continued to be a model of Gospel Hospitality to all she encountered. Sister Marie is survived by sisters, Donna (Wesley) MacLean, Scotsville, Mary Campbell, Waltham Mass, Mae Ann Beaton, Port Hood, and Kaye Sexton, Inverary Manor, Inverness; and by brothers, John Harold (Josephine) Smith, Glendale, and Peter (Catherine) Smith, Natick, Mass. Besides her parents, Sister was predeceased by sisters, Theresa Ann, Hughena, and Margaret, and by brothers, James Hugh, Donald Angus, Charlie Angus, Alexander, and two children at childbirth. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was devoted to her family, and they to her. Funeral was held on Friday, January 25th at St. Martha Chapel, Parkland, Antigonish.
On January 20,2019, in the Halifax Infirmary, surrounded by family, Derek Shannon Spears, our beloved and devoted husband, precious son, dear brother, awesome Uncle "D” to Reg and Shea and his loyal fur baby Ebby, peacefully closed his beautiful brown eyes and went to meet his Saviour Jesus. Derek showered his family with unconditional love, support, and generosity. He especially enjoyed Christmas time and his dad's turkey dinners and he always spent his own birthday by preparing a huge New Year’s feast for us. Derek was a very proud third generation fishermen, Captain of the Charity Christine out of Murphy's Pond, Port Hood. He was also the successful owner of D&M Mobile Burgers better known as "the Bus". With Derek's easy-going personally, he could easily strike up a conversation with anyone regardless of age and forged a special bond with many of these people. He was a tremendously devoted member of the Port Hood & Area Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter and Medical First Responder, giving it up when his health started to fail. He also served on the boards of the Ceilidh Fishermen’s Co-op and the Harbour Authority of Port Hood. In his last weeks at home, he said he found the song “Live this Life” very comforting. Now we known why. Derek is survived by his wife Marie, parents, Lloyd and Diane; sister, Sheri (Tony), nephew, Reg; niece Shea; parents-in-law, John and Julia, brother-in-law, Darrell (Sue); uncles, aunts, and cousins. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to the Harbour Authority of Port Hood, P.O Box 193, Port Hood, N.S., or a charity of one's choice. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 27th, in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 28th, in Saint Peter's Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent van Zutphen and Fr. Eugene Morris officiating. Burial at a later date. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “I’ll live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore.”
Alvin Ramard, 56, Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of St. Joseph du Moine, passed away in Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, on December 28, 2018. Born in St. Joseph du Moine, N.S., he was the son of Marguerite (Chiasson)Ramard and the late Jim Dan Ramard. Alvin was a graduate of Dalhousie University, T.U.N.S. with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Computer System Analyst from Information Technology Institute (I.T.I.). He resided in Memphis, Tennessee, for the last 20 years working as a computer analyst. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Ramard; son, Luke Ramard; brother, Roger (Bernice) Ramard; sisters, Helena (Mike) MacDougall and Bernice Campbell, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Ernest Ramard. Visitation was held on Saturday, January 26th, followed by funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Parish. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be made to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Beverly “Raylene” Carroll. Her passing took place on January 19th, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Margaree Centre on August 31st, 1959, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Christine (Ryan) Ingraham. Raylene is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Nick, four sons Ryan, Justin (Romanda), Nicholas and Dylan (Carly), honorary son Evan Tompkins, as well as her nine grandchildren Morgan, Hayden, Brock, Koby, Justin, Kieran, Kayla, Hailey and Holly. Predeceased by her brother Ted, Raylene is survived by siblings Ron, Beth, Carol (Pierre), Buck and Jack (Christine), siblings-in-law Wayne, David (Cathy), Pat (Gisele), Diane (Allana) and Joanne (John) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Raylene lived the majority of her life in Margaree, but spent some time living in Alberta and British Columbia with her husband and sons during their work opportunities. Raylene was an enthusiastic supporter of her children and grandchildren in all their endeavours, and was often a proud face in the crowd to witness their many accomplishments – especially in basketball and tae kwon do. Over the years, Raylene made wonderful friends who will miss her dearly, especially her two faithful canine companions Lily and Lou. Above all, Raylene will be remembered as a tenacious woman who cherished her family, loved and was loved by many, and always tried her best. Cremation has taken place, visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25th, in St. Patrick’s parish hall, Northeast Margaree. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday January 26th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Father Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. A reception will follow the Mass in the parish hall. Any donations in Raylene’s memory can be directed to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Dennis Emilien “Miles” “Milien” Delaney of Cap le Moyne passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2019, after a very short stay in hospital surrounded by family and friends and his wonderful caregiver of three-and-a-half years, Rosine White, by his side. Miles was born September 11th, 1923 in Cap le Moyne, Inverness County. He is survived by his sister Lucy Piche and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Didier and Marie (Aucoin) Delaney; his wife, Joan; his daughter, Michele. He was also predeceased by brothers Samuel and Willie Joe; sisters Annie Rose Klein, Rita Deveaux, Margaret MacPherson and Bernadette Buckles. Miles was a veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 3850, Chéticamp, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 32, Chéticamp. He spent most of his life in Whitby, Ontario as an iron worker. In 2002 he moved to Cape Breton and enjoyed the next years travelling to Florida in the winter months. Miles had many relatives and friends located throughout Canada whom he never forgot and visited whenever there was an occasion. He travelled to Ireland in search of his Irish ancestors, and while there kissed the Blarney Stone which he was quite proud of. Miles spent many beautiful days playing golf at Le Portage Golf Course in Chéticamp. He did lots of walking, dancing, playing cards and just enjoying life with his friends. Following a stroke many of his friends continued the tradition of cards, “kitchen parties” and birthday parties which he so enjoyed at his family home. A funeral mass was celebrated in St. Joseph du Moine church, St. Joseph du Moine at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. A reception followed at the St. Joseph du Moine firehall. A celebration of Miles’ life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Chéticamp this summer. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion in Chéticamp, Branch No. 32. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with great sadness that the family of Hugh Patrick MacDonald announce his passing on January 20th, 2019 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on January 19th, 1953, in Inverness County, Hughie was a son of the late John Alex and Flora (MacLeod) MacDonald. He was cherished and is survived by his family: brothers Duncan (Joan), Brook Village; Joe, Brook Village; and sisters Jessie (Al), Halifax; Mabel (Shawn), Halifax; and Veronica, Edmonton; nieces Heather Warner, Amanda MacDonald, Elizabeth MacKinnon, Florence Hearn, Carolyn MacDonald, Lindsay MacInnis, Brittany MacDonald; and nephews Tyson MacDonald, Tyler Rankin, Evan MacDonald and John Francis MacDonald; grand nieces and nephews Chloe, Maggie and John Michael. He is also survived by a special cousin, John Hugh (Mary) MacDonald, New Waterford. Hughie was predeceased by his brothers John Archie, Malcolm, and Angus, and sister Elizabeth Anne. Hughie was a woodsman and farmer for his entire life, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed, never saying no to anybody in need. He lived a simple life – full of fun, quick wit and many laughs. He had a fond love for animals, his family and his friends. Hughie was also a generous donor of his talents and help to his much-loved home of Glencoe Mills and St. Joseph’s parish. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, in St. Joseph’s parish hall, Glencoe Mills from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 24th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Glencoe Mills, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Hughie’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Rose Marie (Rosie) MacKay, age 79, of Whale Cove, on January 21st, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Mom passed quietly surrounded by her family. Rosie was the daughter of the late Gregory Tompkins and Florence Daigle, Fordview. Rosie married the love of her life, Al, on November 28th, 1959. Together they raised four children, Howard (Carolyn), Gordon (Charline), Byron (Marilyn), and Arlene (Cyril), teaching them life lessons through example. She was a woman of great faith who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. With her husband Al, Arthur and Ruby (brother and sister-in-law) she ran Whale Cove Summer Village for over 30 years, where guests became family and returned year after year. The light of her life was family, and she created a very special bond with her grandchildren Amanda (Jake), Brennan, David (Amy), Kyle (Victoria), Dylan, Shamus (Noelle), Shannon (Michael), Savannah (Evan); step-grandchildren Justin (Jennifer) and Erica (Greg); great-grandchildren Timmy, James and namesake “Baby Rosie” (whose recent visit brought tremendous joy to her and all the family during this difficult time); step-great grandchildren Ian, Acelin, Jack and Cruz. She was predeceased by her loving husband Al, brother Nicky, step-mother Beatrice, brother-in-law Gordon, sister-in-laws Vera, Laura and Barbara, and guardians Josephine and Marcellin. She is survived by siblings Calist (Wilfredine), Barbara (Gerald), Paul, Gen (John), sister-in-law Marie and close friend Marie Bushor. Survived by in-laws Arthur (Ruby), Fred (Gloria), and Margie. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Calvin United Church Cemetery Fund, Whale Cove. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Belle Cote Community Center with funeral Mass on Friday, January 25th, at 11:00 a.m in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in East Margaree, Father Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial will follow the mass at Whale Cove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Catherine Jessie (MacIsaac) Beaton, 99, of Port Hastings, passed away January 10th, 2019, in Strait Richmond Hospital. Catherine was born November 28th, 1919, in St. Ninian, and was the daughter of the late Archie N. and Sadie (MacLean) MacIsaac. A woman of great faith, Catherine was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury, for many years. She was also a long-time member of the Evergreen Seniors' Club, where she enjoyed meeting up with friends for a game of cards, especially if she was winning. Prior to her retirement, Catherine was employed at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, the Port Hawkesbury Motel, and the former Wandlyn Inn. She was a true Scot and enjoyed listening to Scottish music at many local ceilidhs and speaking Gaelic with the Port Hawkesbury Gaelic Group. Catherine loved travelling and was always ready for a trip. She was a kind and generous woman, and will be missed by all. Catherine is survived by her daughters, Florence (the late Paul) Baccardax and Donalda (Kenneth) Mitchell, both of Port Hawkesbury, and by Teresa of Port Hastings. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shaun and Andrew Mitchell, and Anne Baccardax. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, sister Jenny, and brothers Neil, Dannie, Roddie, and Donald. Catherine rested in Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, on Monday; funeral Mass was offered Tuesday from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Conrad Edwards presiding; burial took place in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Judique. Memorial donations may be made to the Cemetery Fund of St. Joseph's or St. Andrew's Parish. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca. “Mhàthair, bidh sinn a 'smaoineachadh oribh a huile làtha” “Mother, we will be thinking of you every day.”
Adrienne Clothilde Boudreau, 93, died peacefully at the Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp on January 9th. Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of the late Octave and Alma (LeLièvre) Aucoin. She was a member of Les Dames de Sainte Anne, Le Club des Retraités and St. Peter’s Church. Adrienne lived a long and very active life. She will be dearly missed, but is leaving us with so many wonderful memories and life lessons. Throughout the years, she enjoyed being surrounded with family and friends. She was a very spiritual person, who enjoyed cooking and baking, picking berries, hooking, knitting, and quilting blankets for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards, travelling with friends by car, and bus trips to various places including Ste. Anne de Beaupré several times. She always found time to visit family and friends, especially the elderly and the ill. Surviving are: her daughter, Claudette (Patrick) LeBlanc; daughter-in-law, Margaret Boudreau; grandchildren, Glenda (Tommy) LeBlanc, Joan (Marcel) Aucoin, Michael (Paulette) LeBlanc, and Brian (Kathleen) Boudreau; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Craig, Justin, Julien, and Dana. She is survived by brother, Jean Roland Aucoin, New Waterford. She was predeceased by husband, Léo P. Boudreau; three sons, Lionel, Claude, and Yvon; as well as great-grandchild, Melanie LeBlanc and brother, Gregoire Aucoin. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Funeral Mass followed in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset or the Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Loving mother, supportive wife, and loyal friend, Jean Violet Flint (née MacKinnon) (1918 - 2019), passed away peacefully January 7th, 2019. Although we grieve, our sorrow is tempered with the knowledge: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose” -Romans 8:28. Born in Nova Scotia more than 100 years ago, Jean had a very long and interesting life. She was a vibrant, intelligent woman all of her days, and we are all the better for having known her. She will be sorely missed. Jean is survived by her son Robert, and her brother Sterling. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas, and her son Roy. Arrangements entrusted to Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Mérina LeBlanc, Amos, Quebec, formerly of Cap Le Moine passed away January 4th, 2019, at ‘’Maison des Bouleau Blanc’’ in Amos, Québec. Mérina LeBlanc, 69, was the daughter of the late Placide and Dora (Aucoin) LeBlanc. Mérina is survived by her sisters: Annette (William) MacDonald, Dorella (Willie Joe) Poirier; brothers, David (Isabelle), Donat (Marie-Hélène), René (Marie-Sophie), Bertrand (Tracy). Also left to mourn are numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, as well as many family members and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by: husband Donat Légère; brother Ernest LeBlanc; and sister, Émilia LeBlanc. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in the summer of 2019 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, Cape Breton. In memory of Mérina’s passing, memorial donations may be made to “La Maison du Bouleau Blanc d’Amos’’ in Amos, Q.C. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Charlie MacDonald at the young age of 97. He passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 10th. He was born September 25th, 1921, son to Daniel and Jessie (MacLean) MacDonald. Charlie, at a young age, went to “Normal College”; after graduating with his teaching license he taught in many of the one-room schools in Inverness and Victoria Counties. The first school was Head Lake. His last position was at the Whycocomagh Consolidated School as a librarian. Charlie was a founding member of the MacDonald House Museum (which was his childhood home). He was the first president of the Lake Ainslie Historical Society and on the Board of Directors of the Lake Ainslie Weavers Guild. Being very proud of his heritage and the history of Lake Ainslie, Charlie and his wife Jessie generously donated the property to the LA Historical Society. He served in many positions on the Board of Directors for the Museum/Historical Society, first as president, needless to say he was an honourary member up to the time of his passing. Charlie was a member of the Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church, was an active elder for many years, served as a clerk of session until he felt it should be handed to another elder. Although he was no longer an active elder, he was also an honourary elder. He also served on the Cemetery Committee as treasurer. Charlie enjoyed talking to people and could tell a person stories of things that happened throughout his life in Lake Ainslie. After 96 years, he knew a lot of the history. He could tell a funny story too, you could decide by the twinkle in his eyes if it was 100 per cent true or not. People were always welcome in their home and Cape Breton traditions were certainly a part of their home, the teapot was always ready to be filled, the biscuits were on the counter, and the cookie can was opened. We will miss seeing Charlie out for his walks, using his cane to guide him along the side. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jessie (MacLean); son, Charles, East Lake Ainslie; grandchildren, Bobby, Halifax, and Jessica, Fort McMurray; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Gwynn; sisters, Eva Larken (Fred), Hannah Harrington (Guy), and Julie Cameron (Donald); and two nieces. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th, in East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church with Rev. Louis Ihasz celebrating. Burial in Lake Ainslie Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church or to the Lake Ainslie Historical Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Anne “Sarah” MacPherson, June 13th, 1951, to January 7th, 2019, age 67, of Halifax, passed away peacefully Monday morning, January 7th, 2019, in The Halifax Infirmary. Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Angus Dan and Mary Margaret “Peggy” (nee MacLellan) MacPherson. Sarah is survived by her daughters: Valerie MacMillan (Brad), Stellerton; Natalie (Jason) Ryan, Marathon, ON; Shelley MacLean (Josh), Halifax; grandchildren, Lakyon, Axyle, Harley, Jolie, Jonathon, and Austin; sisters, Florence MacPherson and Marie MacPherson Port Hawksbury; Isabel MacPherson, Halifax; and brother Paul MacPherson, Halifax. She was predeceased by a sister Alexina Morrison, Bridgewater MA and brothers, Donald Andrew MacPherson and Donnie MacPherson. Sarah grew up in Blackstone and later moved to Inverness where she raised her three daughters. During that time, she worked in the kitchen at The Inverary Manor. She later moved to Marathon, ON, where she did custodial work. She also worked for The Ministry of Transportation and was an intake worker for The Cross Roads Centre and The John Howard Society in Thunder Bay, ON. She educated herself, obtaining a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Diploma, Social Service worker Diploma, Microcomputers Business Application, Addictions Worker Diploma and took a Travel and Tourism course. Some of her passions were driving, writing, taking pictures, spending time at the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Sarah made friends with everyone she met with her witty, kind, and generous personality. She will be deeply missed. As per her request, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical Science. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia. The family is planning a service, and the time and place will be announced when finalized.
Henrica Gertruda Rooyakkers, (nee van Hoof), Princeville Inverness Co., (March 21st, 1933 – January 7th, 2019) passed away peacefully at St Martha’s Hospital in the presence and love of her husband and her children. Born in 1933 at Helmond, The Netherlands, Henrica was the eldest of eight siblings. With a foretelling of a future in a foreign land, she immigrated to Canada after a double wedding with her sister Toos, to best friends, Anthony (Toon) Rooyakkers and Harold Goosens. Canada was to become the greatest of honeymoons, “never a dull moment”, she would say. Together with Tony, her husband of 63 years they pioneered their way to an accomplished and exciting life, raising four children: Martinus Rooyakkers (Donalda MacDonald); Katrina and Myles; Johannes Rooyakkers (Melody Merchant); Casondra (Donald Wilson) Anika, Santana (Chad Rogers), Nicholas, Olivia, Adora, Blake; Danita Rooyakkers (Atilla Tolnai), Theodore and Janos Tolnai, Maria Rooyakkers (David Hart) Daniel, Avery, and Cora Hart. Their beginnings in Canada saw them living out their first winter in a homemade trailer on the top of Hunters Mountain, which she often claims was “the best year of her life”. Tony worked lumber-jacking and she, cleaning houses for ladies who would refer to her as the ‘beautiful bride.’ They soon ventured into farming and with fortitude, perseverance, and a tremendously strong work ethic, they built up a large poultry, dairy, and beef farm in Princeville, Cape Breton. Henrica was an amazing wife, mother, and business person, who had a natural ability to organize and lead. One was not left with idle hands in her presence. In addition to growing the farm business, she never failed to grow bountiful flower and vegetable gardens and to prepare timely served delicious meals. Her door was always open, her council was freely given and her table was always ready to receive one more. Henricas’ strong values and presence touched all and she will be greatly missed and remembered. Supportive of her community, Henrica was active on the St Margaret’s Parish Council and served on the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. Henrica is survived by siblings, Truus van Hoof, Maria Verkaar, Jan van Hoof and Martein van Hoof of the Netherlands and Toos Goosens of London, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents Maria and Johannes van Hoof, her brother Toon van Hoof and her sister Tiny van Hoof. Visitation was held at Greens Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on January 10th and 11th. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 12th, at St Margaret’s Parish, West Bay Road with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Following, a reception was held at the West Bay Road community hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made toward the St Mary’s of the Angels Community Hall, St Martha’s Palliative Care or a charity of choice. Condolences may be addressed to the family at www. greensfuneralhome.ca.
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Eileen Belliveau announce her passing at Foyer Père Fiset on December 19th, at the age of 84. Eileen, (née LeBlanc), was greatly loved by her family and extended family and was well known for her devotion to the communities of St. Joseph du Moine and Grand Étang. Family lore has it that she was originally named Marie Rose Helene LeBlanc, but a relative, while she was an infant, suggested the name Eileen, which was the same name as another relative, and that was the name she adopted for life. Eileen was a teacher for more than 30 years. She is well remembered by former students for her sing-alongs on Friday afternoons where children gathered around her piano. She had a great passion for her job and was well respected by her colleagues at the schools where she taught. Eileen was known as “Maman” to many. She was a Hall of Fame wild strawberry picker for many years and a revered bread maker, able to whip up 10 or more glistening loaves of bread in no time without any measuring devices, all while keeping an eye on Wheel of Fortune or The Price is Right. The only sign of her whirlwind baking was a fair amount of flour on the kitchen counter and on her arms. She was also a world-class maker of chicken fricot, homemade beans, rolls, and pies. A fast and nimble piano player, Eileen has entertained hundreds, if not thousands, over the years, in her classroom, or at halls accompanying Chester Delaney and Claude Aucoin. She was also the organist at the St. Joseph du Moine Church for about 50 years, which included playing in the original church, playing the very powerful pipe organ in the upper level of the church. Eileen loved being surrounded by family and laughter. Many evenings were spent playing cards at Bernie à William’s house where laughter was guaranteed. In the last years of her life, Eileen was comforted having her sisters by her side. She will be greatly missed by the surviving Golden Girls, Matante Zabeth and Matante Diane. She was predeceased by her husband, Edouard, in April 2017. She was also predeceased by her father, Moise Leblanc, and mother Luce-Agnes (Chiasson), sisters and best friends Therese (Murphy), Julia (Lester), and Marie-Hilda (Aucoin), and brothers Albert and Linus. She also greatly missed her furry friends: Libby, Leo, and Pepper. Eileen is survived by her children: Alfred (Christine), Yvon (Nancy), Marc (Lori), Annette (Marcel), and Gilles (Mike); grandchildren: Guy, Josée, and Anne LeLievre; Kendra Belliveau; Ian and Claire Belliveau; and Melanie, Elise Belliveau, and April MacDonald; sisters: Elizabeth (Chiasson) and Diane (Doucet). Visitation was held on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018,followed by funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Eileen was a very giving person. Following in her footsteps, in lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you extend an act kindness to someone who is alone or less fortunate on life’s journey. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond Cameron on December 30th at the age of 82 years old. Ray was born in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, but relocated at an early age for gainful employment in the mines of northern Ontario. Ray lived most of his adult life with Timmins as his home base. His work in mines across Canada allowed him to provide for his family and earned him his reputation as an incredibly hard and fearless worker. Ray ended his days in Ottawa, surrounded by family and friends. His love for Cape Breton and the farm he worked on in Mabou as a young boy was ever present. Ray is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 37 years Claudette Cameron, and his children: Phemie (Denis) LaRue, Cindy (Steve) Ellis, Laurieanne (Brian) Evans, Marlene Othmer (Marc LeBeau), Nancy Othmer (Shane Barclay), and Trish Othmer (Carlo Matulich). Ray was the absolute best grandfather to: Ray (Angele), Justin (Leah), Sara (Jaime), Alexandria (Zach), Amanda (Richard), Tyler, Mitchell (Meagan), Madison, and Mackenzie. Ray was also blessed to have been the great-grandfather to: Patrick, Alyssa, Camryn, Abigail, Payton, Kendell, Macey, Ava-Lee, Emma, Ivy-Rae, Tamara, Kaiden, and Taylor.Ray is survived by his sisters: Rita, Gennie, Margaret, Anne, and Patricia; and his brothers Donald and Owen. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); sister, Mary; and brothers: Alex, Lawrence, Angus, Gerald, and John. A funeral Mass for Raymond took place on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Constance Bay. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.
John Alex Campbell passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2018, after a long battle with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). He was born February 28th, 1938, in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, one of 10 children. He was predeceased by his parents, John Martin and Mary Jessie Campbell; three brothers: Buddy, Duncan, and Donald; and two sisters: Florence Fecteau and Marie McLellan. He is survived by one brother Anthony and four sisters: Theresa Hogan, Josephine MacDonald, Tena Murphy, and Betty Ann Campbell. He is also survived by Mary, his loving wife of 47+ years, his only son Jason, and grandchild Caden. There are many nieces and nephews, as well as grand nieces and nephews that know him as ‘Uncle’. After attending University of St. Francis Xavier, he worked in a pulp mill in Port Hawkesbury for a while but one weekend he and a buddy decided to go to B.C. After arriving in B.C., he got a job logging around Gibsons Landing later leaving for Prince George, where he went to work for Northwood Pulp Mill. Later he did construction jobs and eventually worked for Hydro as a general tradesman and did Power Smart before retiring. John will be remembered for his sense of humour and good times with friends and family. He had a creative side and enjoyed building different things like my tea wagon and making special things like the metal sculpted owl that sits on our mantle. He was a lot of fun to be around. Funeral service for John was held on December 15th, 2018, from St. Mary's Catholic Church on 1088 Gillette St. Prince George, B.C., with Father Gilbert and Father Ken officiating. Assman's Funeral Chapel were in charge of arrangements. "John will be greatly missed and forever loved."
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Catherine “Kaye” MacEachen of Port Hood, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 6th, the Epiphany of the Lord. Born in Mabou on March 6th, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alex “the painter” Cameron – (Alasdair a’ Pheantair ‘ic Aonghais ‘ic Alasdair ‘ic Aonghais Dhuinn) and Mary Anne (MacDonald) (Màiri Anna ni’n Iain Shandaidh Mhóir). Kaye, a woman of deep faith, was a member of St Peter’s Parish and CWL, Port Hood. Her love of God, her family, and friends (card players and all) gave her a lifetime of joy and fulfilment. Along with her dear husband Hughie Phillip, she was steadfast in her hard work on their farm in Hawthorne, where they nurtured their family and cared for their neighbours. They shared a love of Scotch music, square dancing, and visiting. Full of patience, kindness, and humility, we are filled with gratitude for the example she set by living a life of acceptance, goodness, and giving. She is survived by her seven children: Anne Marie (Bob) Sime, Hughena (Tom) Mac Millan, Ronnie (Bernadette), Annette (Harvey) Beaton, Lorraine, Angela (Dougie) Beaton, and Frances;16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Hannah Marie; and many nieces and nephews. Kaye is also survived by brothers: Duncan, Dougald (Florence) Roy, and Alexander (Judy). Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Phillip (d:1990); sister, Mary; brothers: Angus, John, and Colin; brother-in law, Hughie Bernard; sisters-in-law: Louise, Theresa, Marcella, Irene, Kaye, Chris; and son-in-law, Rick Minnikin. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 8th in Port Hood Resting Place. Mass of Christian burial was held in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Wednesday, January 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
On December 14th,2018, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, two months before her 98th birthday, Alida M. Wicks passed into eternity. Born February 27th, 1921, in Amityville, L.I., N.Y. She was the eldest child of Marion Julia (Schmitz) and Lawrence Erwood Drake. In 1960, Alida and her husband bought a summer home at Lake Ainslie, moving there year-round in 1964. In 1972 they moved to D’Escousse, converting the former convent to Lennox Passage Guest Home B&B which they operated until 1981, at which time they returned to the U.S. settling in Beaufort, North Carolina, for winters and returning to Lake Ainslie for extended summers with family. She is survived by: son, William L. Wicks, Holly Ridge, North Carolina; daughter Alida Collins (Archie), Lake Ainslie; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: husband William, parents Marion and Lawrence, sister Marion, brothers Lawrence and Richard, daughter-in-law Joan, nephew Henry Drake Peterson, and niece Kimberley Drake. Burial was in the Amityville, L.I., N.Y.
Just as the seeds of a dandelion drift away on a gentle breeze, our mom, Theresa Ann Beaton, slipped away early in the morning on December 26th, 2018. Mom walked a long road with many health struggles, but she faced each day with a smile, equal measures of sweetness and stubbornness and a little sass. Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Mabou. Born on April 5th, 1934 in Portage, Cape Breton, she was the eldest child of Angus and Cecilia Gillis. She left Cape Breton for Boston in 1963, meeting and marrying her husband, Greg. They returned to Cape Breton in 1981 with their daughters K.C. and Florence, making Mabou their home and a wide circle of friends who became family. Mom's kitchen was a hive of activity for the community. Lots of tea, biscuits, and sandwiches flowed out of her kitchen, and lots of laughs, joy and wisdom flowed from the command centre in her kitchen. She was a devoted grandmother to Siobhan and her four-legged grandson Sam. Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Theresa is survived by her son-in-law David MacKinnon, brothers Jim (Ada), Don (Mary Lou), Joe (Nancy), and Bobby (Tina), and her sister Mary, nieces, nephews, sisters and brother-in-laws and many good friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her mother-in-law Kathleen, father-in-law Angus, brother-in-laws Joe and Eugene. She's reunited with her sister-in-law and close friend Ceily. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 30th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held Monday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of “Pete” Willis Bernard Marcott, age 76, of Port Hood on December 26th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at the VG Hospital, Halifax. He was the son of the late Nora (Keddy) and Henry Marcott of Stellarton. He was born in Stellarton and moved to Canso where he met the love of his life, Mamie. He did on-the-job training to pursue his career as a fisheries officer in Canso. In 1973, he moved his family to Port Hood, where he continued his career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, retiring 35 years later. Following retirement from fisheries, he spent another 15 years fishing with Melvin on the New Moon. He played hockey, coached, and followed his children and grandchildren on their athletic endeavours. He loved camping, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He would always be the first to lend a helping hand, for anyone in need. He was never short of words and enjoyed telling a good story. Always on the go, whether it was a trip to the rink, drive down to the pond to check the boats, a visit at the ceilidh, or a backroad tour. He was a loving and devoted husband to his “Daisy” Mamie Avery for 54 wonderful years. He was an incredible father to his sons: Pete (Lucille); Port Hood, Paul; Port Hood, and daughter Sonya; Halifax. He is survived by his younger sister Maureen Lamey “Cookie”; Springville. He was a caring and supportive grandfather to his eight grandchildren Kristen (Robyne), Kiley (Paige), Keegan, Katie, Baillie, Cole, Jackson, and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren Kaleb, Everly, Rory, his newest addition Cohen Pete Marcott, and his many cousins, nieces, and nephew. He will be missed by dear friend Joe Anthony and also be greatly missed by his dog Happy of 12 years. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 29th in Port Hood & Area Resting Place from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Harold Maxwell Wyrwas, age 60, of Inverness, passed away on December 24th, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness on November 8th, 1958, he was a son of the late Maxwell and Rita (Marple) Wyrwas. Harold was a member of St. Matthew's United Church, Inverness. Harold was a man who enjoyed the simplicities of life as he loved to go for long walks and enjoy a story, a joke, and above all, a good laugh. Harold will be missed by all who came to know him. Harold is survived by brothers Gerald, Bradley (Elizabeth), both of Inverness, and Bernie, Sydney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Harold is predeceased by sister-in-law Betty Hannigan and two brothers in infancy. Visitation was held in St. Matthew's United Church, Inverness on Saturday, December 29th from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. and funeral service followed at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central inverness Palliative care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Marcel Patrice LeBlanc, St. Joseph du Moine, retired member of the RCMP, which occurred on December 5th, 2018, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Chéticamp on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 1954, he was a son of Alice May (Burns) and the late Henri LeBlanc. As a young lad, Marcel was building fishing boats with his grandfather, Abraham LeBlanc. In 1972 he worked as a carpenter alongside his father. They were both employees of P.L. Aucoin’s Construction Ltd., Point Cross. Over the years, Marcel developed a new interest which was his dad’s renowned trade of cabinet making. He was brilliant and a very quick learner. Marcel’s favourite hobbies were playing cue pool at Belliveau’s Pool Room, playing the position of pitcher with St. Joseph’s Softball Team as well as goaltender with the Cheticamp Legion hockey team, and of course trout fishing au Lac à Dosite. Marcel kept up with all these sports as long as his health allowed him to do so. Constable M.P. LeBlanc joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 as a bilingual member. As a student in Regina, Marcel was a translator for his troop members. His first posting was in Ottawa followed by Sydney, Meteghan, Bridgetown, Arichat, and Kingston, all in Nova Scotia. Family members always cherished these short distances for it allowed for Marcel and his young precious family to vacation in St. Joseph du Moine. His parents, as well as his sister Geraldine, along with her family, always looked forward to spending as much time as they could all together. In 1996, after a severe spinal injury, Marcel was forced to take an early retirement, with only 21 years of service. Having to return his badge and gun was extremely heartbreaking for him. Marcel is survived by his mother, Alice May (Burns) LeBlanc, and his sister, Geraldine Aucoin, both of St. Joseph du Moine; daughters Melissa Mae LeBlanc (Ray), Buffalo, N.Y., Cheryl Lynn LeBlanc (Jason), Toronto, ON.; Melissa’s mother, Susan O’Connell; Cheryl’s mother, Catherine Comeau ; his nephew and godson, Keith Aucoin (Anna); nephews, Craig and Kent Aucoin. He was predeceased by his brother Robert (1962), and brother-in-law, Bobby Aucoin. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbours. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph du Moine. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Center, St. Joseph’s Parish or to Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Joshua Lamie Timmons, age 48, of Chéticamp which occurred on Saturday, December 16th, 2018, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Born in Halifax on June 22nd, 1970, he was the son of Marie Germaine (Poirier) Timmons and the late Léo Timmons. Joshua was an employee of the Chéticamp Co-op working as a clerk. He loved working alongside many of his co-workers. He was a dedicated fan of the Boston Bruins and also enjoyed watching boxing and wrestling matches on television. He is survived by his mother, Germaine Timmons, Chéticamp; his god parents, Yvonne Larade and Claude Timmons; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. There were no visitations and the funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Église St.-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
On Friday, December 7th, Joseph Kevin Chiasson passed away in the same way he lived much of his life, quietly and alone at his home in St. Joseph du Moine. Born in Chéticamp on September 4th,1958, Kevin was a son of Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Chiasson and the late Bernie Chiasson. Besides his mom, left to mourn him are sisters: Bernice (Mike) Lucas, Jeannine (Gélas) Aucoin, and Gisèle (Paul) Gartland. Also left to mourn his loss are his nieces and nephews: Melissa, Renée, Allison, Justine, Ryan, Hannah, and Marcus, along with their families. Numerous cousins far and wide will miss “Chigzee”. Kevin enjoyed time spent with very close friends, Maurice à Marie Luce, Rheal à Léo à Pat, David à Freddie à Paul, and Alphonse à Louis Philip. Whether fishing, camping, spending time enjoying each other’s company or even sharing a beer or two, his time with the boys was always time well spent. Much to his mom’s delight, his blueberries were picked impeccably clean, a talent learned honestly from his dad. An avid dart player, Kevin looked forward to starting up the dart league each year, though he never shot a 180, we’re sure he’ll keep at it. No dance he attended was ever complete until he whisked his mom around the floor for her round dance, in her words, “He was a great dancer, so light on his feet.” To know Kevin well, was to know a side of him not known to many, a gentle giant with a kind heart. As much as we were shocked at losing him, family gone before him will have been equally surprised upon his arrival. Dad, brother Linus, nieces Lindsay and Ashley, many aunts and uncles, and above all, his truest, most faithful companion, his dog, Morgan were there to welcome him with open arms. The family would like to thank our cousin Carmella Murphy for being there for Kevin, treating him with such dignity and respect. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 13th, from at the Chéticamp Funeral Home, Chéticamp. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 14th, Église St. Joseph in St.Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
George Neil Ingraham, 83, of Kenloch, Inverness, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13th, 2018, at home. He is a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald Legion Branch 132, Inverness. George served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years with Black Watch Second Battalion Pipes and Drums and did one peacekeeping tour in Europe. When George retired he went to work at the Shean Co-op as a meat cutter, he also worked at the Inverness Bowling Alley and was owner of G. Ingraham's Meat and Grocery for five years. George also gave bag pipe lessons to the Dartmouth Boys Pipe Band and the Mabou Ceilidh Pipe Band. George is survived by his wife Matilda of 61 years; sons: Brian (Marcella) Port Hood, Neil (Carol) Lower Sackville; daughters: Cathy (Mike) Beaulieu, Fall River; Mary (Billy) MacDougall, Beaverbank; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. George is also survived by sisters: Julia MacIsaac, Port hood; Susie Fitzgerald, Baddeck; Gloria MacKinnon, Deepdale; Patricia Gillis, Inverness; Annie Timmons, Margaree; Nancy MacDougall, Glenville; brothers: Alfred and Roland, Belle Cote; Bobby, Margaree; sister-in-law, Lucy; and step mother Ella of Margaree. George is predeceased by his son, David Neil; grandson, David Francis; his parents, Murdoch and Marcella (MacLean); brothers, Murdoch Alex (Pat), William, David, and brother-in-law Dak Kennedy. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16th. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove on Monday, December 17th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. Westering Home...with a bagpipe air.
It is with love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Angus Bernard Mac Donald, on December 11th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with his devoted family by his side. Angus Bernard MacDonald, 105, was the youngest son of Mary MacDonald (MacDonald) and Alexander MacDonald of Port Hood. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Dad was born and lived his entire life in Marble Hill, Port Hood, where he married Annie Mae Mac Donald (MacDonell), whom he cherished (deceased June 26th, 2018). He was a great provider and a proud father of his 13 children: Alex (Sandra), Donelda (Craig), David (Sherry), Coline (James), Bernie, Joe, Bea (Todd), Maureen (Bob), Allan (Heather), Paul (Marguerite), Patricia (Steve); 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons Bernard and Joseph, who died in infancy, and two daughters-in-law Mary and Elizabeth and siblings: John A., Marcella, and Dougald Joe, and a brother in infancy, Angus Ronald. Dad attended Port Hood Academy. He was a licensed electrician and plumber and oil burner mechanic, one of few tradespeople in Nova Scotia to have three Red Seal certifications. He retired at 90 and maintained an ongoing consultative role with family and friends. Where do we start to describe our 105-year-old father: a man of a few words, who when he spoke, we listened.... to his wisdom and his expectation that we be accountable. We marvelled at his deep-thinking ability, his zest for life, and unending curiosity and quest for knowledge, his resourcefulness and patience to find a solution to whatever electrical or plumbing problem that presented itself, his genuine interest in everything and everybody, his strong work ethic, stoic personality, his story telling, his remarkable memory, and keen mind until his last moment. Dad loved a good tasty meal followed by a cup of tea (milk in first) from a china cup. As much as he loved being around home, he made some very special trips, especially a return to Goose Bay, Labrador, where he worked during WWII. Visitation was held at the Port Hood Community Resting Place on Thursday, December 13th and Friday December 14th. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 15th, in St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, celebrated by Fr. Vincent vanZutphen. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Hood Cemetery Fund, Ronald MacDonald House, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marguerite “Margaret” T. Arsenault, on December 4th at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in her 94th year. Mom was the daughter of the late Angela Aucoin and Leo Dan LeBlanc from East Margaree. Mom was selfless and giving as demonstrated through her volunteer work at the IWK and other numerous volunteer activities in Spryfield and Margaree. Mom expressed her creativity through sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She had a great love for fiddle music and was tapping her toes to the end. Left to mourn are her children: Barbara (Danny), Donna, David (Patricia), Josephine; grandchildren: Paul (Karen), Stephanie (Shawn), Brandon (Jacklyn), Kandas (Scotty), Allison (Christian), Angela (Cory); great-grandchildren: Sara, Lacy, Peter, Dustin, Madison, Kennedy, Gracie, David, Lindsay, and Owen; sisters-in-law: Theresa, Sophie, Rita; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Ned and her siblings. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 14th, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield. Father David Bangsiibu will be officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in East Margaree where Mom will be reunited with Dad. Donations can be made to Type 1 Diabetes, the Preservation of the Margaree River, The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Roy Freeman Harding , age 87, of Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, Thursday, November 29th, with staff and his wife of 63 years, Grace, by his side. Roy was born September 10th, 1931, in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. His parents were the late Frederick Jerome and Mabel (Harvie) Harding. Roy loved hunting, fishing for smelts, and riding motorcycles. Since his late teens, he was an amateur radio or ham radio operator (VE1 AU1) and talked to operators all over the world and also to some cosmonauts aboard the Russian Space Station, Mir. He attended the first Canadian Boy Scout Jamboree in Ottawa in 1949 and after retiring he became a scout leader in Margaree. He worked for Western Union as a technician; when the North Sydney office closed in 1963, he moved his family to New York City where he worked until his retirement in 1979, at which time they moved back to their retirement home in Margaree Valley. Roy and Grace were married May 13th, 1955, at Clyd Avenue United Baptist Church, Sydney Mines. Roy and Grace were proud parents to their only child, their son Duane. In 1979 Duane married Wanda Gillett and they reside in BC. Roy's legacy continues through his three granddaughters: Melissa Miller (Dale), Keely LaBlond (Jason),and Denise Harding (Kevin); great-granddaughters: Maya, Ilienne, and Dawsyn; great-grandsons: Austin and Logan. Cremation has taken place, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in July 2019. We express heartfelt thanks to the staff in Sunrise Villa, Inverary Manor, for their excellent and compassionate care and the many kindnesses shown to Dad and our family during the past 15 months. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
Long-time Dartmouth resident Mary “Mae” MacDonald, 95, passed away peacefully at home December 2nd. Born Mary Jane Chisholm in Long Point, Cape Breton, to John Francis and Margaret (MacNeil) Chisholm, on December 20th, 1922, Mae left the Cape in 1940, but the Cape never left her. Together with her husband, Vincent MacDonald of Creignish, they established a legacy strong in family and community service. Mae was a homemaker, proud parent, and fixture at countless ball and hockey games throughout the province (and beyond) in support of her children. She was an original member of St. Thomas More Parish, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a Eucharistic minister. As a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 60 years, Mae devoted countless hours lending a hand wherever it was needed. Mae was a tireless volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Nova Scotia Hospital, the food bank, Meals on Wheels, and canvassed for numerous other charities. She was a lover of fiddle music and frequently danced the square set with Vince late into the night. Mae enjoyed church lobster dinners, chowder luncheons, and a good game of crib. She developed many friendships around playing cards later in life and her “love of the game” is a trait that lives on in her family. She will be sadly missed by her five children: Wayne (Judy), Shirley (Alan) Graham, Glenn (Dawn), Terry (Margo Fitzpatrick) – all residents of Dartmouth – and Diane (John MacDonald) of Ottawa; as well as her grandchildren: Jeff, Ellen, Drew, Tanner, Gracyn, and Ava; great-granddaughter Emma; and her sister Augustine (Joe) Riou, Beechmont. She was predeceased by husband Vincent, grandson Colin, and siblings: Rita LeBlanc, Bill, Mary Anne McDonald, Frank, and Doreen Hutchings. A Funeral Mass was offered Friday, December 7th, at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Dartmouth; private internment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. We’ll miss your sharp wit (and tongue), your strong heart, and we’ll all be listening to the tunes as you dance with Vince late into the night!
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle Karel MacIsaac, age 63, of Halifax, on December 3rd, 2018. Born in Inverness, on January 13th, 1955, to the late Colin Dan and Katie Anne (MacNeil) MacIsaac. He is survived by his sisters: Mary Gillis (James, deceased), Dartmouth; Lorraine Rocheleau (Andre), Halifax; brothers, Michael (Marion), Inverness; twin brother Kevin (Margie), Dunvegan; and Bernie (Rose Anne), Halifax; along with 11 nieces and nephews, nine grandnieces and grandnephews, and many cousins and friends for whom he had a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by three siblings in infancy and sister-in-law Sherri-Lee McDaniel. Karel worked in various locations and jobs across Canada, including iron worker, tile setter, labourer, and for Toronto Hydro. Over the past 20 years he resided in Halifax putting his diverse handyman skills to work mainly within building maintenance. Karel was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, loved cooking, visiting the library, and doing crossword puzzles, especially the weekly Lexicon. He was a very gentle, kind-hearted soul with a soft spot for his family. His surprise appearances and gregarious laughter will be missed dearly at family gatherings. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 9th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, on Monday, December 10th, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Margaret of Scotland Roof Fund, Broad Cove. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Vincent Melanson McMaster, D.D.S., age 97, of Inverness, N.S., passed away peacefully at the Inverness Consolidated Hospital surrounded by family. Born December 14th, 1920, in Sydney, N.S., he was the youngest of eight children. Vincent was an able athlete and academic in his youth - he received top honours in both athletics and academics for the city of Sydney. After completing high school, he worked at the Sydney Steel plant, saving for his planned career. He attended Dalhousie Dental School, graduating in 1947. Vincent opened his first dental practice in New Waterford. A few years later he moved his practice to Inverness. In 1957, he joined the Canadian Army Dental Corps. While with the services he was stationed in Shearwater, N.S., and Slemon Park, PEI. In his last three years of service he served aboard the aircraft carrier “Bonaventure” and supply ship “Cape Scott”. In 1969, he returned to Inverness, where he worked as a Public Health Dentist in the schools of Inverness County. Dad enjoyed visiting family, playing bridge and reading. From our father we learned the value of family. By his modelling of always being there for us, we learned to be there for one another and our families. He had a saying “We will eat at your favourite restaurant and mine”. That was our house. We learned to eat together. Meal time was with family and lots of great conversation. We all have fond memories of picking blueberries, cranberries, and apples with him, and also making root beer, apple sauce, and ice cream. We went on picnics and to family reunions. To entertain us, he would frequently break into spontaneous dancing, singing, or reciting poetry. These wonderful moments are among our favourite memories. Vincent was predeceased by his parents, Duncan McMaster and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Deveau, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Alice Anne McMaster (Burke), and eight children: Pat MacNeil; JoAnne (Lloyd) MacDougall; Alice (Scott) MacGregor; Vincent (Sandy) McMaster D.D.S; Duncan (Wanda) McMaster D.D.S; Elizabeth McMaster(Hobden); Elaine (Charlie) Cameron; Michelle (Brenda) McMaster; 12 grandchildren: Ashley, Dustin, Hayden, Eppy, Hayley, Bryden, Justin, Patricia, Matthew, Duncan, Lindsay, Caleb, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 11th at the Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at Stella Maris Church Wednesday, December 12th at 11 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Inverness Food Bank, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
We announce the passing of Marie Cecile Poirier, age 93, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp which occurred on Friday, November 30th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Cap-Rouge in 1925, she was a daughter of the late Joseph (Cacun) Desveaux and the late Marie Poirier. Marie Cecile raised her family while also taking care of her grandmother, followed by her father and a brother. She worked for several years at the Cheticamp Fish Plant and later went on as a kitchen helper and then on the cleaning staff at Sacred Heart Hospital until her retirement. Marie Cecile is survived by daughters: Catherine Muise (Deland), Marie Hélène Poirier (Donat LeBlanc), Ginette Poirier (Gerald LeBlanc), Geraldine Poirier (Burnell Deveau); sister, Eva Desveaux (Richard Chiasson); grandchildren: Eric, Sonia, Shelley, Gary, Jessica, Darrell, Angela; great-grandchildren: Antoine, Douglas, Thomas, Henry, Felix, Arthur, Evelyn, Yuna, Hana. She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Muise; second husband, Henry (John) Poirier; granddaughter, Laurie Ann LeBlanc; brothers: Freddy, John Joe, Amédée, Yvon, Pierre, Henri; sisters: Marguerite and Rhea. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 2nd. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, December 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jacob Daniel Shaw, age 94, which occurred Saturday, December 8th, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Margaree, April 11th, 1924, son to John Rubin and Elizabeth (Phillips) Shaw. Jacob is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (Fraser); his brother, John Rubin Shaw, West Lake Ainslie; his children: Jimmy Shaw, Katie (Ron) Marquis, Audrey Fraser, Florence (Harold) MacLean, Isabel (Ivan) Rudderham; his step-children: Lynn (Freddie) Duchesney, Morgan (Diane) Duchesney, Carter (Joyce) Duchesney; 16 grandchildren; and his many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sadie (MacAulay); daughter-in-law Carol Anne (MacIssac) Shaw; sons-in-law Hector Fraser and Hugh MacPherson; nine brothers and sisters; grandson Daniel Rudderham; grandson-in-law Colin Basker; and great-grandson Christopher Basker. Jacob worked in forestry his entire working life, loved a good game of cribbage, working on his puzzles, and most of all, visits from family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Burial will be at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th. He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin. Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years. He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grandniece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grandnieces: Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot). Predeceased by brothers: Albert and André Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated at on Wednesday, November 21st, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Duncan “D.A.” MacKinnon, 74, a resident of Medway for over 40 years, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 21st,at the MetroWest Medical Centre, in Framingham, where he was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Dougald and Margaret (MacLean) MacKinnon, also of Cape Breton. “D.A.”, as he was known to his friends and family, was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a true story teller, and his stories of life growing up in Nova Scotia are legendary. D.A. and his wife Carrie just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past August. As “Dad”, he was always available to help with advice on anything. As “Papa Duncan”, he enjoyed making his three grandchildren laugh at silly jokes - and he’d frequently tell anyone that would listen about their many successes in school, at the rink, and on the field. D.A. worked hard for over 50 years at Waltham Lumber. D.A. loved hockey and was an avid Montreal Canadians’ fan. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting the racetrack with his family and friends. D.A. is survived by his wife, Carrie (McDonald) MacKinnon, and their five children: Brian Duncan MacKinnon, and his wife Melissa and their children; Sidney and Jake Duncan of Blackstone; Lisa MacKinnon of Milford; Kelly Coady and her husband Thomas of Milford; Scott MacKinnon and his wife Kate and their son Damon of Plainville; Karen MacKinnon of Franklin. He will be deeply missed by his brothers and sisters: Mary MacFarlane (late husband Malcom) of Medway; John (wife Elaine) MacKinnon of Watertown; Catherine (husband Peter) Smith of Natick; Neil (wife Sandra) MacKinnon of Medway; James MacKinnon of Watertown; Jessie MacKinnon of Watertown; Jeanette (husband Jackie) Campbell of Port Hood, N.S.; Sandy (wife Jane) MacKinnon of Port Hood, N.S., and Dan MacKinnon also of Port Hood N.S. He was predeceased by his brother John Duncan MacKinnon. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 151 Village St. in Medway on Tuesday, November 27th. Burial was followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway. Calling hours were held on Monday in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com). In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in D.A.’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, Florence “Lorraine” Elizabeth Middaugh on November 29th in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was a member of St John's United Church and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald, Branch 132, Inverness. She was born in Inverness on September 10th,1942, to the late Neil MacKinnon and Jessie (Fraser) MacKinnon. She was the loving wife of Robert, devoted mother to Robert (Rob,) and grandmother to Chris and Brandy. You could always count on Lorraine for a warm cup of tea along with a little treat. You could sit and listen as she shared stories of the past. Her kind heart always being given to everyone she met. Lorraine's faith in God was always shown in her love for life and her kindness. She worked as a nurse for over 25 years in Grandview Lodge in Dunnville, Ontario, and touched many people along the way. Lorraine is also survived by brothers, D.R (Kaye) MacKinnon, Jackie (Gloria) MacKinnon, Neil "Sonny" Fraser; sisters, Jean Kathleen MacLean ,Margaretanna (Bruce) Publicover; sister-in-law, Rose Marie MacKinnon. Along with her parents, she was also predeceased by brother, Lauchie Charlie; and sister-in-law Ann Fraser. Visitation will be held in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne on Friday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to10:45 a.m. Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to St. John's United Church, Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome com.
Alfreda (Marchand) Moloney, age 89, Blackstone, passed away peacefully on December 2nd, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Alfreda was born in Randolph, near LaFountain, Ontario, on April 23rd, 1929, and was a daughter of the late Helene (Belcourt) Marchand and Edilbert Marchand. Alfreda moved to Blackstone in 1971 with her husband Henry and a large family and had two more children after the move to the farm in Blackstone. She was a hard-working homemaker and born and raised on a farm, she loved her garden, flowers, animals, and the family sing along. She is survived by her children: Marie (Sr Celeste) St Agatha, Ont; Cecilia, St John’s NFLD; John (Linda), Blackstone; Sr Angela, Vancouver, B.C; Pauline (Norm), Halifax; Stephen (Gloria), Saskatoon, Sask; Peter (Jenny), Terrace, BC; Patrick (Amanda), Calgary, AB; Hugh (Peggy) Cochrane, AB; Robert (Kieu), St. John’s NFLD; Luke, Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Lacey, Amber, Brendan, Theresa, Mary Catherine, Karissa, Liam, Thomas, Kate, Sean, Rene, Jasmine, and Rowan; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Henry; sons: Francis (Sadie) and Thomas; infant children: Joseph, Joe R, Elizabeth, and Janet. As the last surviving member of her family, she is also predeceased by her siblings: Fr Evain, Fleurette, Evette, Bernard, and Gilbert. Visitation will be held in the vestry of St Mary’s Church, Mabou, on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Alfreda’s memory may be made to St Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Father Angus Roderick Morris, son of the late Florence (MacDonald) and Patrick Morris of Colindale, passed away on November 24th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on December 17th, 1936, (the same day as Pope Francis). Father Angus was very honoured to share this special event with the pope. Father Angus began his education in Colindale School and then attended Port Hood Academy. After high school he worked for several years in farming and fishing with his father. He also experienced work in the mines in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In 1958, he began a B.A. program at St. F. X. After his graduation in 1962, he entered the Eudist Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a priest by Bishop William Power on May 19, 1966.Throughout most of the 52 years of his priesthood, Father Angus served in various parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish. For seven years he worked in the Latin American Apostolate in Honduras. He loved and was loved in all the parishes in which he served. He was gifted with a great facility for recalling people’s names which was much appreciated, especially by the elderly and youth. Father Angus was gifted with a special love for the sick and shut-ins and spent many hours ministering to them. He was also blessed with a beautiful gift of music, which he shared with people of all ages. He was proud to direct The Cape Breton Fiddlers for a period of time. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed sharing stories with his friends. His ability for delivering the Gospel message in a concise way was a gift recognized by his congregations. He cherished being a priest and was most thankful to God for being chosen to follow Jesus in this most special calling. Father Angus is survived by sisters: Catherine, CND, Sydney; Mary, CND, Halifax, and Teresa (John vanZutphen) Port Hood; brothers: Father Eugene, Harbour View, and Joseph (Mary MacLellan) of Port Hood. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Father Angus was predeceased by his sister, Loranna Chisholm (Bill); brothers: Alexander (Catherine), Hugh (Terry), and three infant brothers. Visitation was held in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Monday, November 26th and on Tuesday, November 27th. A Prayer Vigil took place at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brian Dunn assisted by Rev. Eugene Morris and priests of the Diocese on Wednesday. Burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the compassionate medical staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. The family is extremely grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who helped Father Angus during his many months in the hospital. Father Angus deeply appreciated the services provided by home care workers and the many friends who comforted him with their talents, prayers, and companionship. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Noonan Poupore of Belle Cote, age 72, on November 28th, in Inverness Consolidated Hospital. John was born on November 8th, 1946, son to the late Joseph Elmer and Helen Kathleen (Noonan) Poupore. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Luedey); his brother, Tom Poupore (Sandy); sisters: Joan Hood (John), Helen Holmes, Mary Herlick (Rob); sisters-in-law: Gen Sweeney (Dave), Wilma Pasher (Jim), Simonne Luedey (Johnny). He will be deeply missed by his much loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. John spent his entire career with Kmart, which he loved because of his interest in retail. He made many new friends while working in different places across Canada. He and Linda retired in Belle Cote, where he became an active member of the community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Belle Cote Community Centre, where he spent many hours volunteering. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. One of John’s greatest joys was golfing, he was passionate about all sports, especially the Chicago Black Hawks and the LA Dodgers. He was an avid reader, gardener, and loved a good game of cards with family and friends. His wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and kindness for others will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, East Margaree with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of John may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care, the Lung Association Nova Scotia, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
James B Watson (b. 1949), a well-known Gaelic tradition bearer and singer left this world in the early hours of November 26th, 2018, for the nether world. He will be joining his beloved parents, Anna Olsen Watson and James Watson; his younger brother Karley; and a chorus of Gaelic tradition bearers that have gone before him. He is (there is no evidence to support that he will give up, despite his demise) a cultural and political advocate for Gaelic Nova Scotia, recognized in 2016 by Bord Na Gaidhlig’s Scottish Gaelic Award for Best Contribution. For over 30 years, as manager of Interpretation at the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum, he worked diligently and strategically to fulfil the museum’s local, national, and international mandate, speaking at conferences at home and abroad and communicating through publication the phenomena of Gaelic renewal in Nova Scotia. James, or Seumas, as he was also known, gave the gift of Gaelic and his enduring love to all of his children – Angus, Lili, Anna (Christian), and Colin (Andrea), who will live in the warmth of his memory. His grandchildren Rayden Watson (Anna & Christian) and James Michael Angus Watson (Colin & Andrea) have lost a formidable grandfather. Seumas leaves behind his wife (‘his girl’) Marlene Ivey with whom he shared a deep love and his life’s work. He is survived also by his stepmother Olevia Watson and stepsisters Betsy Graves (Sam), their daughter Haley, and Anne MacFarland (Alwyn) of Maine, USA. Seumas will be sorely missed by his brothers in Gaelic, Dr John Shaw (Jill) and Dr Robert Dunbar (Christine) both of Edinburgh, Scotland; all of those dedicated individuals to whom he was a mentor in many different ways; and his Queensville neighbours. There will be a memorial celebration for Seumas to take place at the Highland Village Iona, the date in December to be announced. Nàisean nan Gàidheal!
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin. Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years. He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grand-niece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grand-nieces, Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot). Predeceased by brothers, Albert and André Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, November 21st in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Darlene Campbell on November 20th, 2018, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Born in Inverness on October 7th, 1958, to Buddy and the late Molly Timmons; wife of Angus L Campbell; she leaves heart-felt memories to her children, Andrea (Jonathan) Beaton, and Keegan (Alissa MacDougall) Campbell; grandchildren, David, and Tyler Beaton, who were all the spark in her life. Also sharing her memories are brothers and sisters, Jim (Kay), Charlotte (Ken) Dalton, the late Marlene (Paul) Holmes, Murray (Bonnie), Edy (Rick) Hesse, Sandy (Cathy), Wilma (Gerard Cummings); loving aunts, uncles, in-laws, and many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Always one to organize and assist, Darlene held many an appointment. From a dedicated employee of the Inverness Raceway for over 28 years to family gatherings going off without a hitch, and to the town of Inverness itself. Many a town royalty started their journey with her, others even learned to fly on blades through her involvement with the figure skating program. From the Kinette Club, the Ceilidh Trail CB Club, and the running of the Community Channel she helped keep the community apprised of up and coming events and news. Although strong, Darlene had a long and hard fight, our minds now know she is at rest but our hearts will take time to get there. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday, November 26th. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in St. John's United Cemetery, Strathlorne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mathilde Chiasson, 89, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp, which occurred on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, at the Guest Home. Born in Chéticamp on September 21st, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Daniel “P’tit Den” and Anita (LeBlanc) Chiasson. Mathilde worked many years in the laundry department at l’Hôpital Sacré Coeur. She was a very religious and spiritual person, always lending a helping hand to her church until she was no longer able to. She loved a good game of cards, visits from family and friends. She lived her last three years at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Mathilde is survived by her brother, Jimmy Chiasson, residing at Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home; sister-in-law, Jeanette (LeBlanc) Chiasson; special nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Chiasson, Placide Chiasson, and Patsy Chiasson; sister, Sr. Lucie Chiasson. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 25th in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, November 26th in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
With great sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of John Ronald Gillis, “RJ”, 83, November 19th, 2018. Born in Gillisdale, South West Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, August 29th, 1935, the oldest of nine children. Surviving him are his loving wife of 61 years, Thelma Clark Gillis; four children: MaryJo Lamell, Irene Cook, David (Kathy),and John (Jennifer); 10 grandchildren, John (Emina), James and Veronica Cook, Gina Chiodo-Cook (Mathieu), David Vilbrin, Katherine Lamell, Elizabeth and Emily, Samantha, and Connor; nine step-grandchildren Bethany Munn (James), Brandy Prindall (Nathanial), Bradley (Alissa), Barry and Brent (Lexi) Lamell, Berniece Smedley (Donny), Joel (Kimya), Keith, and Trevor Knecht; four great-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; and five step great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Jessie MacDougall, Anne Marie MacAdam (James), Peggy Hurley (George), Michael (Mary), Veronica, Rita MacLellan; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Garletts, Donelda, and Muriel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he cherished having in his life. He was predeceased in life by his parents Duncan and Elizabeth Agnes "Aggie" Gillis; his in-laws, Dwight and Irene Clark; two brothers, Anthony and Richard; three brothers-in-law, William MacDougall, Johnny MacClellan, and Frank Garletts; and his cousin and best man at his wedding, James Gillis. Also by a grandson, James Ronald Lamell and a great-grandson, whom he loved to sing and play ball with, Alexander James “AJ” Lamell-Henry. “Play ball, grampy.” “S e Ceap Breatuinn tìr mo ghràidhe.” He left the land of his love when he had completed school in the early 50s. Going on to work hard and provide for his family all of his life, establishing many great friendships. He was a big part in the lives of people in his community and with all of his extended family from Nova Scotia to Boston, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Vermont. He was always there to help someone and to build something. He constructed many developments, buildings, and houses while working in his own business, in southern Connecticut and Vermont. Prior to that, he worked as a road foreman for Defonce Construction building many of our “super highways” including I-95 and I-87, in New York State, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He is now in a better place, free from the binds of this world that were over taking his life with the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. It is a disease which totally drains one's being. Now he is free and at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. Sing on and enjoy, enjoy the Gaelic conversations that you loved having right up to your last breath. His love will ring on forever in our hearts. Calling hours were at Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier, VT, Tuesday, November 27th. Funeral Mass was held at St. Monica's, in Barre, VT, on Wednesday, November 28th. The funeral procession proceeded to Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier for burial. Family and friends were invited to a luncheon gathering at the Old Brick Church community room in East Montpelier Village. Plans for a Celebration of Life in Nichols, Connecticut, will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Mario L. Lituri, of Waltham, died Friday, November 9th, 2018, at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 70. Mario was born in Waltham on August 7th, 1948, a son of the late Mario B. and Constance M. (Casella) Lituri. After graduating from Waltham High School he served with the United States Air Force Reserves. He would tell you that the best part of his life began on July 12th, 1969, when he married Lucille M. LeBlanc in Our Lady's Church. The couple made Waltham their life-long home. In his early 20s he joined the family locksmith business, started at the beginning of the last century by his grandfather, F.C. Lituri, that later became known as Lituri & Son on Crescent Street, followed by a move to Chestnut Street. Mario was a longtime member, past president, and board member of the Massachusetts Locksmiths Association. Mario and his family enjoyed yearly vacations to Cape Breton Island, a place where he found great peace, light, joy, and refreshment. He was an avid reader, preferring hard cover books, and was old school when it came to newspaper reading. He will long be remembered as a talented cook and having a green thumb; there wasn't much that he couldn't grow. His greatest joy came from being in the company of his family. His wife and three girls were his world, at least until the family grew with the addition of his six grandsons. Just days before Mario's death his newest grandson, Nico, joined the family and nothing brought a warmer smile to his face than when the kids were around. Mario was the quintessential ‘quiet man' and was clothed in the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Colossians: ‘heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience'. His personality was warm and genuine, he was the guy that made you feel safer just because he was in the room. In addition to his beloved wife of 49 years, Lucille, he leaves his children, Tracy L. McMahon (Kevin) of Waltham, Lela M. Horiuchi (Shin) of Chelmsford, and Lisa L. Morrison (Matt) of Woburn; his grandchildren, Declan and Bennett McMahon, Ryo and Nico Horiuchi, and Landen and Keegan Morrison; his sisters, Kathy M. Lituri (Steve Bores) of Lincoln and Anita Kindberg (Walter) of Canton and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends honoured and remembered Mario's life by gathering in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, November 15th and again on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his funeral Mass was celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Veronica (Vonnie) MacIsaac, on November 22nd, 2018, at the age of 78, at the ICMH, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on January 13th, 1940, in Inverness, to the late Paddy and Tilly Roach. A devoted mother to Alexander (Terry), Donna, Kathleen (Jurgen), Louis, and Julieann (Grant). Loving grandma to Ronan, Graham, Kyle, Connor, and Sophie. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Malcolm (Malkie) MacIsaac; brothers, Si, Larry, and Jackie; sisters Mary Catherine and Peggy; and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Bill, Pete, Gerard, and brother in infancy; sisters, Judy and Theresa. Mom will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her. As per Mom's wishes, cremation has occurred. A summer visitation, celebration of life, and burial will follow. Details to be published at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the Inverness Palliative Care, Oncology Department, or ladies auxiliary.
Mrs. Ann MacNeil-Landry, 75, River Bourgeois passed away November 11th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late, John “Jack” and Mary (MacKenzie) MacNeil. Ann graduated from Holy Family High School, Inverness, and went on to graduate from Dalhousie University. She taught for over 30 years in various communities around Cape Breton Island, including Bay St. Lawrence, Ingonish ; Ann finished her career as a math and chemistry teacher at St. Peter’s District High School. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Baptist in River Bourgeois. She is survived by her husband Eddie; stepchildren: Henry (Vicki), California, and Derrick, Ottawa; three step-grandchildren, brothers: Francis, Inverness; Paul (Anne Marie), Shediac N.B. ; John (Joanne), North Sydney; and Jim (Edna), Milton Ontario; sisters: Eileen Delaney, Inverness; Andrea Oulton, Halifax; sisters-in-law Mary Jane MacNeil, Halifax; Vicki MacNeil, Inverness; brother-in-law George (Cathy) Landry. Ann will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by: brothers Ron, Gerard, and Dan; sister Peggy; and sisters-in-law Viola and Denise. Resting in the River Bourgeois Visitation Parlor on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Yake presiding, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Foundation or to a Bursary Fund in Ann’s memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our son, Roderick Joseph “Roddie” Camus, age 44 of Maison Roderigue, Chéticamp, on October 30th, 2018, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Born in Baddeck, Victoria County, he was a son of Joseph André and Gisele Anne (Haché) Camus. “Lost our boy twice,” at age three and a half, Roddy had to leave his home and be placed at Sydney Training Centre for three and a half years followed by a six month period at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax to be monitored and placed on a program and medications for seizures. Upon his discharged he then was placed in Pictou Training Centre for 12 years. Finally in 1993 we were able to bring him closer to home when the Green Door Society known now as “C.A.R.E.S.” provided us with the umbrella to build a home called “La Maison Rodrigue” where Roddy was well-loved and cared for during the last 25 years. Today we say good-bye again to eternity. Fly high our lovely blue eyed boy, Mom, Dad, and family. Roddy is survived by brother, Kevin John (Paula Aucoin) Camus; sister, Michelle (Camus) Deveau, her husband, Joël Deveau; niece, « Hope » Marie Ann Deveau; and several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Sandé and Katy May Haché, paternal grandparents, Napoléon and Jeannette Camus. Visitation took place on Saturday, November 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre Vestry, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. The burial followed in the parish cemetery. No flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to C.A.R.E.S., P.O. Box 550, Chéticamp, B0E1H0, to the Cancer Patient Care Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
James Bryon “Jim” MacIntosh, age 94, of Baddeck and formerly of River Denys, passed away on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Edward and Sadie (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Jim was a member of Forbes United Church, River Denys. He was a veteran of Second World War and was the last surviving veteran of that war in the Whycocomagh area. He was a member of Sircom Lodge No. 66, Whycocomagh, as well as Celtic Star Chapter No. 19 O.E.S., as well as a member of the Causeway Shriners and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 123, Whycocomagh. Jim worked as an electrician, having his own company for many years. Jim was a true gentleman. He will be remembered for saying “Not bad for a young fella!” He was friends with children and was known to them as “High five Jim.” Surviving are: his loving wife, Ann (MacIntosh); daughters, Lynda (Ken) Pollett, British Columbia; Christine, Orangedale; son, Bryon, Angus, Ont.; half-sister, Barbara, Newfoundland; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Neil, and one in infancy; first wife, Margaret (Middlemiss). Visitation was held on Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service was held Tuesday from Forbes United Church, River Denys, Rev. Dale Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Fir Grove Cemetery, River Denys. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Causeway Shrine Club Hospital Fund, Forbes United Church, or to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Gloria Hunt passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of October 28th. She will be forever remembered for her kind spirit to everyone she encountered throughout her life. Gloria is survived by her husband, Wade Hunt; son, Joseph Hunt and his wife Tanya Hunt; daughter, Tracy Hiller and her husband Dion Hillier; grandkids: Rebecca, Wilson, and Brandon Hunt, Daniel and Dylan Hillier. Her three sisters: Sandy Harvey, Wanda Hoskins, Paula Lucas, and families in NFLD. As well as her special Aunt Rita Companion and family. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Harold and Greta Martin of Boswarlos, Newfoundland. We will have a celebration of her life at the Belle Cote Community Centre at a later date. We will announce it on CJFX when a date has been decided.
Roland “Wayne” Langille, age 70, of Port Hood, Inverness County, passed away peacefully at home, as the sun came up on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of Mary Kathleen (Fullerton) Hooper and the late Roland Alexander Langille and also predeceased by stepfather, Robert Frothingham Hooper. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Langley); daughters, Laura (Gary) and Leeanne (Pierre) both of Halifax; grandchildren, Sebastian, Easton, Emmerson and Nicholas; brothers, Colin (Yvan ) Montreal, PQ; Gregory (Sandra), Saint John, NB; Jeffrey (Faye ), Hunter River, PEI; and sister, Rosealee, Trenton; in-laws, Laura Jean Langley and the late Jimmy “Nick “ Langley, sisters-in-law, Arlene Bussey, Port Hawkesbury; Debora Langley , Fort McMurray, AB; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica, Alyson, Morgan, Gavin, Gina, Mark, Kendra and Luke; and many special grandnieces and nephews. Wayne had a happy childhood in Tatamagouche, with summers at the cottage in Malagash. The Langille/Fullerton cousins had a great bond and in later years always managed to have a summer reunion “at the shore.” Wayne’s family moved to Port Hawkesbury in the early 60s where he attended school, played hockey, and made lifelong friends. He worked for his father’s Chev dealership and loved taking the new cars out for a spin. Part-time work at the Pulp Mill and delivering oil allowed him the funds to purchase his first car, a blue Pontiac convertible. He studied the Plumbing and Pipefitting trade at NSIT in Halifax and became a proud member of Local 682, serving as a respected board member. He was an active member and trustee of St Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church. He worked all over Canada and the US but when he was home, he gave all his energy into being a loving dad and husband. Wayne enjoyed photography, gardening, and was never without a project on the go! He always found a new passion and did not stop until he mastered it. He was an energy conservationist and lover of nature. Wayne was very interested in forest management and was happy to serve on the board of North Inverness. He was ahead of his time in many ways and loved the challenge of reinventing systems. The welcome mat was always out at his home as he shared stories with young and old in the garage, on the deck, and by the fire pit. Wayne was a true friend to many and never missed a chance to drop in for short visits. He was very fond of his home in Port Hood, the beach, the wharf, the lobster, and the people. He was a music lover and from the days of the transistor radio to the present he was always playing the tunes. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 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. A Celebration of Life will be held in St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, Port Hood, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2nd with Pastor Maggie Plant officiating. Burial will take place in the Union Protestant Cemetery, Port Hood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, or charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
Hugh Rankin Beaton, 71, of Pictou, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 6th, 2018, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Inverness, on December 14th, 1946, Hugh was a son of the late Angus and Flora Beaton of Mabou. Hugh retired from Nova Scotia Power, Trenton Generating Station, where he was employed as a power engineer for 22 years. Prior to his employment at Nova Scotia Power, he was employed as a power engineer at Crossley Carpet, Truro, and Gulf Oil Refinery in Point Tupper. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marguerite (Campbell); and his four children, Greg, Saint John, New Brunswick; Brian (Tania), Loch Broom; Janice, New Glasgow; and Eileen (Thomas), Stratford, PEI; as well as his two beautiful grandchildren, Jack and Ruby. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Donald, Sydney; John R., Pugwash; Lawrence (Linda), Mabou; Damien (Maureen), Mabou; Fabian (Rosemary), Hamilton, Ontario; Harold, Fall River; Marian (Roddie MacLennan), Bedford; Willanna (Bill MacDonald), Mabou; plus his many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Clarence; and sister, Angela. Hugh was a loving husband and father and a devout family man. He loved spending time with his four children, and kept a keen interest in their lives. Hugh especially loved spending time with his two grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart. He loved Celtic music, especially fiddle tunes and the bagpipes. He also enjoyed telling his kids stories of growing up at the “end of a country road” and stood strong in his roots. Visitation was held Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass took place on Monday from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the Parish Cemetery. www.mclarenfuneral.ca. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Theresa.
With great sadness, we the announce the passing of Maurice Ernest (Moe) Bowden. He was a wonderful, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Maurice passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, at home Saturday, October 13th, 2018. He was born in Dunnville, Ontario, on July 12th, 1933, to parents, the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Dibbele) Bowden. He is survived by his wife, Simone (Cormier) Bowden; sons, Jeff (Jenn), New Zealand, and Gregg (Melissa), Belleville, Ontario; daughter, Abby (Anton) Niagara Falls, Ontario; grandchildren, Ellyanna, James, and Ana; also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheticamp, Saturday, October 20th. Donations in memory of the late Maurice Bowden may be made to Sacred Heart Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Health Centre or St. Peter’s Church Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Angus Alexander MacEachern, Port Hawkesbury, on October 14th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Angus grew up in Creigmore and was employed locally for many years as a machine operator. He enjoyed watching western movies, reading the paper, doing crossword puzzles, playing card, and spending time with family and friends. In his younger years he served for a short time with the Canadian Army. He is survived by his children: Chris, Port Hawkesbury; Darlene (Scott) Austen, Sugar Camp; Bruce (Kimberly Richards), Port Hawkesbury; Mark (Stephanie), River Denys; and Brian (Megan Smith), Port Hawkesbury; and their mother Sarah MacEachern; brothers Donald V. “Buster”, David, and Malcolm; sister Mary Katherine “Tootsie”; his common-law partner Marion Scott; seven grand children; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Donald V. and Florence (MacDougall) MacEachern; brothers Bernie, Ralph, and Robert, brother-in-law Eddie Gavel ,sisters-in-law Susan MacEachern and Donna MacEachern; grandson Noah MacEachern. Rested in Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard Street, Port Hawkesbury on Saturday. Private family services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one’s 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.
Walter Alphonse (Wallie) Walker, age 70, was sung back home to God on the evening of October 17th, 2018, surrounded by his devoted family. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John Dan and Margaret Christine (Nicholson) Walker. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra, children Angie (Dwayne) MacDonnell, Walter (Kayla), Tanya (Redmond) Doucet, all of Inverness; grandchildren Mallory, Alex Dan, Myra, Miranda, and Logan; brother Micky(Betty) and sister Lorainne Dykes of Inverness; sister-in-law Caroline Walker of Creignish; and many many special in-laws, nieces and nephews. Wallie was predeceased by brothers Geordie of Creignish, Alexander(Jean), Hugh (Florence), Jamie (Ann), Lauchie (Mary), sisters, Isabel(Dan C.) MacNeil, Immaculata Mack (Sonny) Hartford, Rose(Raymond) MacKinnon; brother-in-law Harry Dykes all of Inverness. Throughout his life, Wallie was a well-known lobster fisherman and a man who liked to take on many projects from welding to building homes. Wallie loved nothing more than sitting in his living room surrounded by his family, especially his five special grandchildren who he adored. A lover of country music and a huge fan of The Eagles, he was happiest listening to music, playing guitars, and having a sing song in his home. His door was always open, the tea was always on, making his home a place where people were always welcome to share stories and enjoy the ocean view. Occasions were always celebrated to the fullest, especially birthdays in Wallie's home. He loved watching the Leafs and spent many years in the rinks around the province with his children. Later in life he took great pleasure in following his son’s horses around the Maritimes and he also enjoyed his many years around the track where he videoed the races for almost 30 years. To all that knew him, he was considered a good friend. He lived his life as it should be, showing kindness, generosity, and love. He taught us all to respect and appreciate the beauty of Inverness and our surrounding areas, especially his favourite hunting spots such as Broad Cove and Site Point. Visitation took place in Inverness funeral home Friday, October 19th. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 20th in Stella Maris Church Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Inverness Hospital Foundation. Online condolences can be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Aucoin of Chéticamp, formerly of Grand Etang, at the age of 75, which occurred on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, in the Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in Chéticamp, he was the son of the late Johnny à John and Laura (Cormier) Aucoin. Victor was a devoted provider for his family who enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, especially at l’AMAC on Tuesday nights. He was an auto mechanic at his “Texaco” garage for many years among many other jobs. He was a volunteer fireman for the Lemoine Fire Department and a member of the K.O.C., Council # 3850. He volunteered for many community organizations. He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Anna Aucoin; sons, Vic Aucoin (Deb), Adrien, Rémi (Sylvie) Aucoin; daughters, Micheline (Sandy) Ross, Victorine Roach (Robert), Debra (Robert) Doucet, Glenna (Gordon) Arsenault; brother, Maurice (Marcella) Aucoin; sisters, Corrine (Glen) Murdy, Jeanne Deveau, Laurel LeFort, Glenna Rainville (Conrad); grandchildren, Fabian, Kelton, Rénée, Liam, Céline, Danelle, Dillon, Sawyer, Riley, Alyssa, Eddie; great-grandchild, Koster. He was predeceased by brother, Harvey; sisters, Béatrice Deveaux and Léa Caissie. Visitation was in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 15th, at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint Joseph, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Inverary Manor, 72 Maple St., Inverness, N.S., B0E-1N0. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Roger Oliver Olson, age 76 of Shubenacadie, passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on October 7th, 2018. Born in Drumhellar, AB, he was the son of the late Oliver and Elnora (Montgomery) Olson, of Smith AB. After graduating high school, Roger completed his Basic Forestry Training at Hinton AB, then spent 13 years with the Alberta Forestry Service before moving to NS with his family. He continued his work in Forestry with NS Dept of Lands and Forests as the Fire Control Training Officer for the province until his retirement in 1999. As a well-known fixture of the community, Roger was a member of St. Bridget’s Parish, and volunteered his time with 652 Milford and District Lions Air Cadet Squadron, as well as the local Scouting organization. After his retirement, he kept busy with various activities which included being a musician with a local dinner theatre troupe, being a member of the St. Bernard’s Knights of Columbus, political events, and any other events that Yvonne volunteered his services. Roger was known for his love of Country and Celtic music, played a variety of instruments and often spent time attending jam sessions with various groups. Every autumn, Roger would load up one of his vehicles with apples, and other assorted produce and headed to Cape Breton to sell his wares. What started as a fundraising idea for the Truro Girls Pipe Band, blossomed into an enjoyable fall past time that spanned 40 years, leading to him being known as “The Apple Man” of Inverness County. Roger will always be remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others, good nature, sense of humour, and music. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Olson of Shubenacadie; his son Marcel Olson (JoAnn) of San Diego, and many relatives in Western Canada, NS, and the USA. Roger was predeceased by his wife of 50 years Marie “Yvonne” (Chiasson) Olson; brother, Leonard; and sister, Gloria Horton. Visitation was held Thursday, October 11th, 2018, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, East Margaree, Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of Roger may be made through Legacy of Life, Nova Scotia-supporting organ donation; or to any local grassroots charity. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Roger may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.
We announce the death of Jeannette (Muise) Aucoin, age 93, of Chéticamp, who passed away on October 4th, 2018, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Chéticamp. Born in Cap Rouge, she was a daughter of the late Simon Muise and Mathilde (Aucoin) Muise. Jeannette was very religious and loved saying her rosary. She loved playing cards and picking wild berries. She had a big heart and would have given everything she owned to her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Jeannette spent the last two years of her life at the Foyer Père Fiset where she was taken care of by their loving staff, which she had at heart and would always say “Merci, merci, merci!” Jeannette’s family greatly appreciated everything the Foyer Père Fiset staff has done for her and for all their loving care. Jeannette is survived by sons, Léo, Yvon (Louise Anne), Claude (Yolande), Gélas (Jeannine); daughters, Yvonne (Danny), Laurette (Roger), Anne Marie (Gelas), Marie Sylvie (Normand), Marie Hilda (Gilles), Ginette (Nicholas); brother, Georgie; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Simon L. Aucoin; son, Danny; daughters-in-law, Isabelle, Bernice; brothers, Joseph Léo, Arthur, Wilfred, Denis; sisters, Yvonne, Isabel. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset (Recreation Program). Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
John Cameron, April 15th, 1938 – October 2nd, 2018, 80. John passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital to the sound of his family storytelling and enjoying each other's company. A thoroughbred Cameron, John displayed the physical and spiritual characteristics of his ancestors. He was a man of great faith who placed his family above all else. John’s exceptional character, integrity, and loving nature made him an easy man to admire, which all of his grandchildren did. The time they spent together was mutually enjoyed as John loved children and they loved him. John was a proud, humble, kind man for which material things meant very little. What he did value was time spent with friends and family, games of crib, the Saturday night square dance, and a beautiful meal with friends. An exceptionally hard worker all of his life, John provided for his family in the mines of Ontario before returning home to Mabou to found and build the trucking company that bears his name today. His business was run with the same level of integrity in which he conducted his life as he believed a man's word was his bond, and that a handshake was an unbreakable contract. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay; children: Brenda (Finlay) Beaton, Kathi Cameron, Patsy (Bill) Fraser, Marie (Louis) Lanceleve, Gary (Missy) Cameron; and step-children: Stephen, Nicole (Andrew), and Kevin Dugas. Also survived by his grandchildren, Crystal (George) Doucet, Mitchell, Craig, Justin, and Logan Beaton, Zack (Manny), Kody (Krista), Travis, and Deidra Fraser, Colby, Reid, and Carson Lanceleve, and Hayley Cameron; step-grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, and Gemma Dugas, Katherine, Jake, Reid, and Madi Brennen; sisters, Rita (John), Gennie (Bill), Margie (Don), Anne (George d.), Patsy (Greg); and brothers: Donald (Flo), Raymond (Claudette), and Owen (Marie) are also survived. John was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mariette (Ladouceur); infant daughter, Mary, son, Grant; parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); infant grandson, Ty; sister, Mary (Fred Anderson d.); brothers, Alex (Helen), Lawrence (Louise d), Angus (Gail d), and Gerald; brothers-in-law, John Richardson (Rita), Fred Anderson (Mary), Bill Booth (Gennie), Jerome Keating (Marg), George Megahy (Anne); and sisters-in-law, Helen (Alex), Flo (Donald), Louise (Lawrence), Gail (Angus), and Jean (Raymond); nephews, Ken Cameron, Scotty Megahy, Kenneth MacDonald; and niece, Anne Keating. John’s final gift to his family and friends was the determination in which he fought his illness. It gave us all the opportunity to make more memories with him which we will cherish always. John was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thank you John, for the standard you set, it was a privilege to have shared our lives with such a true gentleman. Our lives were all enriched by you. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home Thursday, October 4th , with funeral Mass Friday, October 5th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating at St. Margaret's of Scotland Church Broad Cove, burial followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Mabou. Reception in St. Mary's Hall, Mabou. Donations can be made to: Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or St. Margaret's Parish Building Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the death of Douglas Ward Jackson. Doug passed away peacefully, October 3rd, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 13th, 1942, to parents John and Valencia Jackson, Ingonish. He is survived by sisters, Shirley DeKouchay, Sydney; Emily Spriggs, Middle Sackville; brother, Lewis (Irene) Prescott, Ontario; sister-in-law Maureen; also several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Doug was predeceased by his wife Jeanette; his brother Leonard; and brother-in-law Frank Spriggs. While living in Ottawa, Doug worked at LeBlanc Electric doing Armature winding. It was while living in Ottawa he met his late wife Jeanette. Doug and Jeanette moved home to Ingonish where he spent many years fishing lobsters. He was always ready to help others and often volunteered his time to help with Search and Rescue when help was needed. Doug and Jeanette built their retirement home at West Lake Ainslie. Sunday afternoons you would often find them enjoying the horse races at Inverness Race Track, they also enjoyed playing cards with their friends and neighbours. Arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. “Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger everyday, remembrance keeps him near.”
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