It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Winnifred Yorke, age 82, a resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines and formerly of North Sydney, on Monday, August 3, 2009 at the Manor.
Born in North Sydney, Winnifred was the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Griffin) Yorke. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Winnifred was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Marjorie, Kathleen, Mary, Regis, Josephine and Jeanette (with whom she resided prior to Memorial Manor) and her brothers Anthony, Gordon, Gus, Frank, Bernie and Martin.
There will no visitation by request. A Funeral Mass will be held for Winnifred at a later date at St. Joseph Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.
Donald A. L. "Dal" MacDonald
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Donald Albert Lamond "Dal" MacDonald, age 68, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the En Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Florence, Dal was the son of the late Donald John and Elizabeth Ruth (Coakley) MacDonald. He was employed with Marine Atlantic for over 40 years retiring as Assistant Terminal Manager. Dal was a beloved member of the community who tirelessly volunteered his time to help others. He was a proud member of the Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club and also a Past President. Dal was President of the Marine Atlantic Pensioners Society and also served on the Board of Directors of the Northside Visiting Homemakers. Delivering "Meals on Wheels" brought Dal great joy. He was a member of St. Stephen Church in Florence.
Dal is survived by his wife Pearl (MacKenzie) MacDonald, his daughter Lori Lee Smith (Timothy), Red Deer, Alberta and his son Paul (Tanya), Windsor Junction, his three grandchildren Kaitlan, Nicholas and Maya, one brother Brian (Marie) MacDonald , Alberta and one sister Charlene MacDonald, Florence.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held for Dal on Monday, August 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Church in Florence with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating.
Burial in St. Stephen Parish Cemetery, Florence. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club.
Walter H. Rice 78
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle, Walter Rice, on Friday, July 31, 2009, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Nelson and Evelyn (MacDonald) Rice.
Walter spent his entire career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, spending twenty-five years in Kingston, Jamaica, later transferring to Toronto, where he would eventually retire after forty-five years of service. He moved to Halifax following his retirement. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed golf.
He is survived by his two brothers, Paul (Julia) Rice of Oakville Ontario, Arthur (Jean) Rice of North Sydney; nephews and nieces, John Rice and Nelson Rice of Halifax, George Rice and Paul Rice of North Sydney, Jennifer Rice of Coxheath, Karen Rice (Stephen Crespo) of Bridgewater; great nieces, Katie and Emma Crespo and Elizabeth Morneau.
There will be no visitation by request. A family grave side committal service will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney or to a charity of ones choice.
Norman Lloyd Hatcher
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Norman Lloyd Hatcher, age 77, on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late George and Carolyn (Simm) Hatcher. Norman was employed as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic, until his retirement. He was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and a member of the North Sydney Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and he also spent many enjoyable hours at his favorite past time of woodworking. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his two daughters Norma (Ralph) Buffett, North Sydney, Karen (Thomas) Robertson, Lawrencetown, and one son Don (Susan Farrell), North Sydney, three grandchildren Tracey Hatcher, Devon Buffett, Rebecca Robertson, his three brothers Melvin Hatcher, North Sydney, Gordon Hatcher, Sydney Mines and Vern Hatcher, Halifax, and his very special friend Rose Collier. He was predeceased by his wife Mary (Huelin) Hatcher, a brother Charles Hatcher and a sister Thelma Bailey.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Reginald L. MacDonald
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Reginald Lawrence MacDonald, age 68, beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, on Thursday May 21, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, Reg was the son of the late A. J. and Edna (MacNeil) MacDonald.
He was employed on the Marine Atlantic Vessels for 39 years retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Northern Yacht Club, and a former executive member. He was associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19 North Sydney. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and in his youth he was awarded the Queen Scout of Canada.
Reg enjoyed spending time during the summer months with family and friends at his trailer at Bonnar’s wharf in Georges River.
He is survived by his loving wife Marie (Clancy) MacDonald, one daughter Sharon (Ricky) Cousins, Sydney Mines, two sons Ronnie and Sean MacDonald, both of North Sydney, two brothers Hugh MacDonald, Hamilton, Sandy (Marg) MacDonald, Kitchener-Waterloo, his sister Sylvia (Darrell) Stark, Detroit, brother-in-law Ron (Marlene) Clancy, Leitches Creek, sister-in-law Sharon Morrison, Sydney River, several nieces and nephews and his best friend and companion Ralph.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by one sister Moira McGrath and brothers-in-law Ernie Morrison and Doug McGrath.
Visitation for Reg will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2009 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Northside Hospital Foundation.
John Charles Fudge
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of John Charles Fudge, age 80, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital.
A beloved husband, father and friend, Charlie was born in Newfoundland, the son of the late Jacob and Elsie (Anderson) Fudge. Charlie worked as a fisherman, later moving to North Sydney where he was employed with National Sea Products for 40 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Charlie’s love of family and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ were his life’s greatest contentment. We have all been deeply blessed with his love and friendship.
Charlie is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 27 years, Sylvia (Slade) Fudge, his four children Ethel King (Eldridge), John (Sibby) Fudge, Eve (Lawrence) and Kerry Anne (Chris), his step-children Tommy Morris (Darlene), Ian Morris (Irene), Terry Morris (Kim), Robbie Morris (Kim), 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and his many beautiful nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Beulah (Griffin) Fudge, brother Ken, sisters Myrtle and Ethel in infancy, his grandson Ryan.
Special thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick and the nursing staff at the Northside General Hospital and County Homemakers for their wonderful care and compassion.
Visitation for Charlie will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 7 , 2009 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church Fund. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
For every light that dimmers, another is lit. Charlie’s light will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of everyone who have been privileged to know and love him.
Elizabeth Ann Connolly
Elizabeth A. Connolly 84
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Elizabeth Ann Connolly, age 84, resident of Cleary Ave, North Sydney, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, on Monday March 16, 2009, in Oshawa, Ontario, while visiting with her family.
Born in Port Aux Basques, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Chant) Richards. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband James E Connolly, and her children Shirley (Willard) Keeping, , Albert (Leanne) Connolly, Brantford, Jim (Lindalea) Connolly, North Sydney, Bridget (Eric) Roesler, Pembrooke, Ont., Yvonne (Robert) Clissold, Oshawa, Joe (Diane) Connolly, Brantford and Jason (Nadine) Connolly, Sydney Mines, one brother Morgan (Doris) Richards, Cambridge, Ont., also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter Josephine, a grand daughter Jennifer Keeping and several brothers and sisters .
Visitation for Elizabeth will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A Funeral service to be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.