Kenneth G. Anderson 82
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ken Anderson, 82, of Sydney Mines. Ken slipped away on Friday, February 6, 2009 at home.
Born in North Sydney, he was the only son of the late Archibald and Hilda (MacDermott) Anderson. Ken had been employed as a port agent with CNR in North Sydney for many years, before leaving to manage a fish processing plant for H.B. Nickerson’s, then moving on to National Sea Products, in North Sydney, where he would remain until his retirement at age 65.
Ken was a community-minded man who took great pride in his work with many groups and organizations over the years. He was an active member and former president of the North Sydney Rotary Club. He was instrumental in bringing the "Rotary Clinic" for disabled children to the Northside General Hospital; and was proud that it became a practice that was an annual event for many years afterward. It was for this type of dedication and selflessness that Ken was awarded the highest honour of the Rotary Club, becoming a "Paul Harris Fellow," as well as receiving an award presented by Sen. Robert Muir, on behalf of the Government of Canada in 1992, which recognized individuals for outstanding contributions to their communities. Ken had the honour of being the first "Citizen of the Year" in 1972, an award given by the North Sydney Kinsmen Club.
Ken was a veteran of WWII serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 19 North Sydney. He was a former director of the Sydney Harbour Ports Board, a dedicated member of Air Search and Rescue and St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
Ken was a family man. He spent many summers camping in Cheticamp and Watson’s Siding where he later built a cottage. He enjoyed many years of camping in Whycocomagh, and several winter trips to Florida. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a great story teller and local historian, more than willing to share his knowledge with anyone interested.
He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of over sixty years, Phyllis; daughters Judy Jackson (Calvin Bradbury), and Cathy; one grandson Tyler; three sisters, Vera Graham, Marie Viva, Minnie (Buddy) Roberts, two nieces, four nephews, and his faithful companion "Star."
He was predeceased by his son in infancy, his sister-in-law Georgie Griffin, brothers-in-law, Clarence Graham, Joe Viva and Hedley Griffin; as well as his father and mother-in-law, George and Pearl Reid.
Visitation for Ken will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Cremation to follow.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the C.B. Cancer Centre, Rotary Disabled Children, or a charity of choice.
Jeromina Catherine MacInnis
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our special sister, aunt and grandaunt Jeromina Catherine MacInnis, age 61, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, which occurred Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Guest Home.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Daniel P. and Christina (MacIntosh) MacInnis. Jeromina spent her early years in Sydney Mines, then moving to MacInnis Dr. North Sydney to live with her sister, most recently living at the Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck and the Northside Guest Home. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. Jeromina loved Scottish Music and was a faithful listener to Celtic Serenade and was an avid fan of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
She is survived by her loving family, her sisters Ann MacNeil, Rita (William) Penny, Theresa Parsons, all of North Sydney, Christina MacInnis, Sydney, Margaret (Thomas) Lynch, Hartford, Conn., brothers Gregory (Viva) MacInnis, Sydney Mines, Bernard (Ginny) MacInnis, Comox, B.C., sisters-in-law Gerry MacInnis and Agnes MacInnis, both of Sydney Mines, several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and a special nephew Blaise MacNeil. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Larry and John (Jack) MacInnis, sister Barbara Morgan and a brother and sister in infancy.
The family wish to extend special thanks to the staff of both the Alderwood Guest Home and the Northside Guest Home for the care and kindness given to Jeromina and especially Dr. Michel McKeough and Louise McKeough.
A private family visitation and service will be held for Jeromina at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with Rev. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of choice.
Jesse Elizabeth Nippard
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Jessie Elizabeth Nippard, age 80, a resident of Central Court, Stanley Street, on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Frances (Anderson) Strickland. Jessie enjoyed her favorite hobbies of knitting and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren whom she loved so much. Jessie will be sadly missed by everyone whose hearts she touched. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a former member of the A.C.W. and L.O.B.A.
Jessie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Archibald, her son Levi (Elizabeth), North Sydney, her daughter Dora (Tony) O’Connell, Manitoba, her grandsons Chad (Jessica) and Derek Nippard, Anthony (Tracy), Glen (Tammy) and Trevor O’Connell, her cherished great-grandchildren Cole, Brady and Sydney O’Connell, Logan, Candice, Bradley and Chole Serroul, and Jordon and Larisa Griffen, her sisters Annette Courtney, Freda (Howard) Ingram, Ann (Lewis) Bartlett, all of Nfld., Gerri Hamilton,Manitoba, brothers Les (Marion), Aub (Harriet), Levi (Margaret), all of Nfld., sister-in-law Janet Hart and many nieces and nephews, as well as her God children Louise, Duane and Michelle Seaward. She was predeceased by her grandson Darren Nippard, brothers Harvey, Joe and Freeman, step-father Tom Anderson, one sister-in-law and six brothers-in-law.
Visitation for Jessie will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Darlene Parsons Russell
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Darlene Parsons Russell, a resident of North Sydney. After a courageous battle with heart disease, she left us suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hawley) Parsons.
She leaves behind her husband and best friend Hartley Lafosse, daughters Sherry (Arthur), Alison and Amanda (Ryan), granddaughter Haley, brothers Doug (Sharon) Parsons, Wayne (Sandy) Parsons, Carl Parsons, Tim (Liz) Parsons, Cecil (Jean) Parsons, Joe (Cecilia) Parsons, sisters Donna (Greg) Podetz, Violet Haycox, Valerie (Jerry Hines), Phyllis (Harry) Yurczyszyn, sister-in-law Donna (Bill) Carroll, brothers-in-law Dave (Elizabeth) Lafosse and George Lafosse, many nieces and nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by her sisters Alice, Bertha, Marie and mother and father-in-law Lucy and Hartley Lafosse.
We would like to send a sincere thank you to the nurses and doctors of the Halifax Infirmary who helped Darlene along the way.
Visitation for Darlene will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Katherine May MacInnis
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Katherine May MacInnis. God took home a beautiful and precious woman we had the privilege of calling wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, on Monday, July 14, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital. She joins her dear son Gregory to embrace him on his up-coming birthday.
Born in Halifax, Katherine was the daughter of the late William and Hughena (Richards) Barrett.
Katherine worked for many years at the former Rahey’s Supermarket on Blowers Street in North Sydney. She was a member of the Bras d’Or Senior Citizens and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Bras d’Or, and in recent years she was a member of St. Joseph Church in North Sydney.
Katherine is survived by her loving husband Roderick, her five children, Roddie, Elaine, Allen, Michael and Stephen (Tara Lee), her nine grandchildren Dannielle, Tanya, Heather, Jessica, Jordan, Miranda, Bryce, Samantha and Josh, and two great-grandchildren Taylor and Dan Joe, also surviving are her brothers Bill (Linda Gaudet) Barrett, Kenneth (Nellie) Barrett, sisters Shirley (Clarence) MacPhail and Dianna Marie (Vincent) MacDonald, and also the extended members of the MacInnis family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one son Gregory, and a daughter-in-law Jane MacInnis.
Katherine was gifted in being able to meet you, know you and cherish you. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.
There will be no visitation by request. A Funeral mass will held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear sister and aunt, Evelyn Beaton, age 90, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in Taigh Solas Nursing Home at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Prenty. Evelyn was a longtime resident of Mapleview Drive, living a quiet life with her husband Angus. She was a woman of great faith and a devoted member of Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her brother Ernest Prenty, of North Sydney and also by several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Angus, a brother Patrick Prenty, three sisters Marie and Ada Prenty and Kathleen Rowan, of Boston.
Visitation for Evelyn will be held 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Alma Marie Ferguson
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister Alma Marie Ferguson age 80 a long time resident of Moulton Ave., North Sydney, which occurred Thursday June 26, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney she was a daughter of the late Amos and Marguerite (Gannon) Cantwell. Alma was employed as a custodian with the Northside School Board working at Thompson High School and then later at the School Board offices until her retirement, she was a member of St. Joseph Church and for a number years was active with the Ladies Auxilary of the Parish Center.
Alma is survived by two sons Bill (Clara) Ferguson, Lake Echo N.S., Bruce (Colleen) Ferguson, Dartmouth, three daughters Debbie ( Blair) Reashore , Sydney Mines, Georgina (Ken) Gillis, Dartmouth, Diane (Terry) Dinham, North Sydney, one sister Madonna (Roddie) MacDonald, Sydney, one brother Con (Mae) Cantwell, Bras d’Or, also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Alma was predeceased by her husband George Ferguson, by a sister Jennie Butts and a brother Gerald Cantwell.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home 107 Pleasant Street , North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or to a charity of ones choice.