Sarah (Sally) Chapman
Sarah (Sally) Johnson Chapman age 93, of Truro/Amherst, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2003, after a short illness at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Springhill, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Carl and Fatima (Nelson) Johnson.
She was a lady of deep compassion and her many friends will miss her dearly. Sally had a wonderful sense of humour and a great devotion to all animals.
She is survived by nephew, Peter Johnson and wife, Susan, grandniece and nephew Alyson and Michael, all of Calgary, and Amy and Don Farnell, Bedford, N.S.
Sally was predeceased by her husband, R.W. (Bob) Chapman, her brother, Douglas, and sister-in-law, Millie Johnson.
Cremation has taken place; no visitation or service; graveside burial will take place in Amherst at a later date entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, N.S.
Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA or the charity of your choice.
Mary Frances (Snow) LeBlanc
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved mother and nanny, Mary Frances (Fran) LeBlanc of 58 Fourth St., New Aberdeen, Glace Bay, who passed away peacefully at Glace Bay General Hospital May 24, 2003, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Mary "Doll" (O'Brien) and Albert Snow. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen.
Over the years she worked at Eatons, Guys Furniture and General Instruments, while raising a large family and still was able to find time to bake the best homemade bread each and every day.
Fran, for many years was an avid bingo player. Through her devotion of her faith, she went on numerous pilgrimages to St. Anne de Beaupre with her friend, Lucy Murphy. Spending time with her family during summer events and Christmas gatherings held a special place in her heart.
She is survived by her 12 children, daughters, Bernadette (Charlie) MacNeil, Bermuda, Betty Ann (Peter) Richard, New Brunswick, Carmel (Jerry) Coffin, Rose (John) MacLennan, Joan (Glen) Gray, Colleen (Barry) McPhee; sons, Albert, Terrance "Bo" (Mary), Edward, Thomas (Debbie), Barry (Patsy), Dan (Darlene), all of Glace Bay.
A special nanny for 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; also an aunt to one niece and two nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Johnny; an infant son; two brothers, Dan and Joe Snow; sister, May Harrietha and two grandchildren, Fabian (Fibi) Chaisson and baby Thomas Hynes (LeBlanc).
Our mother was the last remaining member of her family to be called by God. Her sense of humour and unique laughter will be imprinted in our hearts and on our minds forever.
Visitation will take place today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray's Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. in St. John's Church, New Aberdeen with Rev. Barrett Clare Johnson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Annie Elizabeth Colosimo
Annie Elizabeth Colosimo, 77 of New Waterford and formerly of Dominion, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Daughter of the late Lawrence and Maria (Gbiorczyk) Stachowiak, Annie was born in Scotchtown and was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, Paul, Peter and daughter, Maria; sister, Sabina MacDougall and grandchildren, Peter and Melanie Colosimo, Joshua and Stephen Seward and Kevin Young.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; sisters, Lillian (James), Mary (Odo) and Sophia (Brodica).
Annie was a caring and compassionate person who enjoyed music and dancing. She loved her family, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was happiest when surrounded by them. The lives of her family and friends have been greatly enriched by her. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
Visitation will take place today, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 28 at St. Michael's Church in Scotchtown at 11 a.m., Fr. Donald MacGillivray will be officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
Donations to local chapters of the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Stanley Garrett Rice
Stanley Garrett Rice, seven weeks, of 3786 Ellsworth Ave., New Waterford, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Patrick and Laurie (MacNeil) Rice.
Stanley is survived by his sister, Julia, at home, and brother, William Francis MacNeil, Sydney; several aunts and uncles; maternal grandfather, Stanley MacNeil, New Waterford, paternal grandfather, Ronald Patrick Rice, Sydney.
Stanley Garrett was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Julia MacNeil in 1998, and paternal grandmother, Rose Rice in 1997.
Visitation will take place Monday, May 26 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford (email@example.com).
Funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Donald MacGillivray, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Carmel Church.
Interment in the parish cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Stanley Garrett, donations in his memory may be made to the IWK children's hospital.
Nita Kerzkowski (nee Haley)
Nita Kerzkowski, 53, of Hull, Plymouth Co., Mass., and a former resident of New Waterford, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003, at her home.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of John Haley and Jessie (MacDonald) Archibald and the stepdaughter of Ed Archibald.
Nita was employed as a paralegal secretary in the Boston area.
She loved nature and was an avid birdwatcher belonging to the Audubon Society of Massachusetts.
Although Nita left Cape Breton, the island never left her.
This was so obvious in her love and passion of Scottish music.
Nita is survived by her husband, Richard Kerzkowski; sister, Terry Bradbury, New Waterford; two aunts, Mary Jessie MacDonald, New Waterford, Clare Curry, Sydney; uncle, John Hughie MacDonald, New Waterford; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Lingan, Fr. Donald Mac-Gillivray officiating.
Interment in the parish cemetery.
Reception to follow at the parish hall, Lingan.
The time of the visitation and funeral will be announced at a later date in the Cape Breton Post.