Michael O'Handley, 73, of 40 Lingan St., Dominion, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late Hugh and Annie (Petrie) O'Handley.
Michael graduated from St. Anne's High School, Glace Bay.
He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a B.Ed., B.Sc., MA, in guidance program.
He was in the RCAF for five years.
Michael held various teaching positions in both N.S. and Nfld. (Riverview High School, Mt. Carmel, St. Agnes High School, Donkin-Morien High School, CBRV High School, CFB, Halifax).
He was a guidance counsellor in Burin, Nfld., and Canso Regional Vocational, Port Hawkesbury.
Michael was also involved with hockey while teaching at Donkin-Morien High School.
Michael loved Cape Breton and no matter where he worked or travelled he always came home.
He enjoyed the beach, walks on the boardwalk, taking pictures and in later years, working on his genealogy 'on line'.
Michael will be sadly missed by sister, Anna Quann, Lower Sackville; two nephews; one niece and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Roy O'Handley.
Visitation for Michael O'Handley will be held Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Eugene's Church, Dominion, Fr. Jim Oliver will be officiating.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Michael's memory may be made to St. Eugene's Building Fund or Parkinson's Society.
Edna Tansley, 91, of Seaview Manor and formerly of 59 North St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Tuesday, July 1, 2003.
Born in Rotherham, England, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Drucilla Carnall of Donkin, N.S.
Edna was predeceased by her husband Eugene 'Gene' and by a daughter, Eleanor and Patricia, in infancy.
Edna and Gene ran a successful business in Glace Bay for over 50 years, 'Tansley's Home Bakery,' which Edna continued on her own after the death of her partner, Gene in 1974.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughter, Ann (Clary) MacDonald, Glace Bay; grandson, Mark, Glace Bay; and granddaughter, Jean, Taiwan; and by a sister, Eva ( Mrs. Fred Fowler ), brother, Wilfred (Owle) Carnall and a niece, Debbie Brown.
Visitation for Mrs. Tansley will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Dorothy (Price) (Stewart) Embree
Dorothy (Price) (Stewart) Embree: of Amherst, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2003 at her home.
Born in Amherst, July 6th, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Price.
Dorothy spent most of her career in the clerical field, working for various companies in the area.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and for several years was also active with the Marsh Hand Quilters.
She was a keen card player and would especially entertain a good hand of poker or auction 45's.
Dorothy loved to travel and she and her husband John toured the Maritimes extensively by their motor home.
They also had the good fortune to travel overseas to Great Brittan and on one occasion, a few short years ago, a wonderful trip to Israel and Egypt.
Even though they spent much time abroad, one of Dorothy's favorite things was to spend time with her family out at the cottage in Jackson's Point.
Dorothy is survived by her husband John, her two daughters: Margaret 'Peggy' (Buck) Gouchie of Amherst, NS., Katherine (Kathi) Stewart of Halifax, NS., and her two step-daughters Marjory Embree of Toronto, ONT., and Joyce McSwain of Dartmouth, NS., her son-in-law William Kirkpatrick of Amherst, NS., one sister Alberta Aitken of Charlottetown, PEI., seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter Diane Kirkpatrick, her first husband John Stewart and her three sisters Marjorie, Jeannie and Marion.
Cremation has taken place.
The family will receive visitors at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
A memorial service will take place on Thursday July 3rd 2003 at 2 pm from the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating.
Interment will follow in the Amherst Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Dorothy's memory made to the "Diane Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund" or V.O.N.
Cyrus Leo (Bubbles) Gould
Cyrus Leo (Bubbles) Gould age 72, of Amherst passed away December 10, 2002, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center in Nappan after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Thaddie and Dora (Laurette) Gould.
As a young boy, he developed a love of hunting, fishing, sports and all things in nature.
Upon turning 18, he joined the R.C.A.F. where he served as a maintenance electrician, working on many types of aircraft including Tudor jets.
Bubbles was an exceptional swimmer, and while in the service, he and some friends formed the first Life Guard of Canada.
After being discharged, he worked at the C.N.R. repair shops in Moncton, N.B. for 21 years, retiring in 1987.
Always wanting to help others, he was honored for giving over 100 donations of blood before ill health meant he could give no more. He was also involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada as a leader for many years.
An avid horseshoe player, he won many local and provincial titles, and was maritime champion in 1973 and again in 1983 in the AA class.
In 1994, he was honored as an Amherst Sports Legend, and is also in the Nova Scotia Horseshoe Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years the former Pearl Legere, three sons, Tony (Christine) and David (Kelly) of Calgary, Alberta, Donald of Amherst and three grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin and Cody.
Also surviving are three sisters, Marguerite MacKenzie and Beatrice MacKenzie of Amherst and Nora (Verne) Whynot of New Germany, N.S.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, two sister, Eileen (Arnold) Noiles and Mae (Harry) Murray.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service or visitation by request.
As per his wishes, part of his cremated remains will be spread near his beloved camp on Lynn Mountain.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, N.S.