It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Gus Long on Friday May 16, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Amelia (Snow) Long.
Gus had been employed as an interior decorator for most of his life in Ontario. He was a veteran of WWII serving overseas with the C.B. Highlanders.
Gus loved music. He enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica at Indian Beach, North Sydney in summer months, visiting local guest homes to entertain their residents, as well as writing and recording several of his own songs. He was a talented woodworker and carver, and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his son, Thomas, of B.C.; three daughters, Flora of B.C., Pearl of London, Ont., and Mildred Blackie of North Sydney; his brother Joey of North Sydney; three sisters Romona Ross of North Sydney, Rita Gaudon of Nfld., and Edna Phillips of Halifax; several grand and great grandchildren; also surviving is his best friend and companion of 14 years, Minnie MacDougall, and her daughters, Mazie Scott and Peggy Degaust, and by many nieces and nephews.
Gus was predeceased by his wife Lillian (Osmond) Long; three brothers, Charlie, Percy and Frank; his sister, Evelyn and grand daughter Lisa Capp.
His love laughter and music will be missed by all.
There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A private burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Ernest Strickland, age 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in West Point, Nfld., he was the son of the late Percival and Beatrice (Billard) Strickland. In earlier years while living in Newfoundland, Ernest worked as a fisherman and after moving to North Sydney, he was employed as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic and later a steward on the Marine Atlantic Vessels.
He is survived by his wife Corella (Neil) Strickland, his children Earl (Sheila), Halifax, Olive (Donald) Warren, North Sydney, Georgina (Harold) Bowles, Catalina, Nfld., Linda Mansfield, Wayne (Kimberly), both of North Sydney, Sherry LeBlanc (Steve Timmons), Millville, his fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, his two sisters Joyce Anderson, North Sydney and Sadie Eady, Renfrew, Ont., and also by his special niece Gladys Leamon.
He was predeceased by his son Brian, granddaughter Donna Warren, sons-in-law Donald LeBlanc and Daniel Mansfield, sisters Olive Strickland, Margaret Anderson, Eva Strickland and a brother Chesley Strickland.
Visitation for Ernest will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, with Eric Lockhart and Murray Egger officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
Darren John Nippard
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Darren John Nippard, age 34, a resident of Pierce Street, North Sydney on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of Levi and Liz (Steele) Nippard. Darren lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, playing hockey, especially when he played with the Memorial Marauders. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Darren will be sadly missed by everyone whose hearts he touched.
Besides his parents, Darren is survived by two brothers Derek and Chad (Jessica) and special friend Denise Griffin, (Jordan and Larissa), his paternal grandparents Archibald and Jesse Nippard, his godchild Logan, and special godparents Kay MacIntyre and Sandy Steele, his nephews Logan and Bradley and nieces Candace and Chloe, his aunts Dora (Tony) O’Connell, Kay (Johnny) MacIntyre, Carolyn (Ernie) Brown, Peggy (Martin) Evans, Mae Forrest, uncles Ronnie (Helen) Steele, Sandy (Arlene) Steele, Colin (Darlene) Steele, Eddie (Denise) Steele, Billy (Carla) Steele, Art MacIntyre his many cousins and extended family, best friend Freddie Robinson and all the boys. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Colin and Annie Mae (Handley) Steele, and aunts Becky (Steele) MacIntyre and Theresa (Steele) Basker, and uncle Edward Forrest.
Visitation for Darren will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Hughie MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Dorothy Mae Musgrave
It is with great sadness the family announce the death of their loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy Mae Musgrave, age 83, a resident of Beacon Crescent, on Monday, May 12, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Dorothy was the daughter of the late Roy and Marjorie (Waterfield) Dunstan. She was born in Saint John, N.B. but grew up in Halifax and later moved to North Sydney after her marriage to the late John Peter Musgrave. A member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, she is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Dorothy was an avid bingo player and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her children Patsy MacDonald, Leroy (Georgie) Musgrave, both of North Sydney, and Janet (Ralph) Ivey, Sydney Mines, her grandchildren, Lori, John, Tanya, Crystal, Erica, Amanda, Emily and Aaron, and two great-grandchildren Jordan and Justin. She was predeceased by her husband John Musgrave, two sisters Jean Eisan and Ellen Bennett.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services for Dorothy will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Murdock W. (Bill) Ross
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Murdock William (Bill) Ross, age 79, a resident of Regent Street, North Sydney and a former long time resident of Shore Road, Sydney Mines on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines he was a son of the late Wharton and Lexie (Sutherland) Ross. Murdock was employed as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic for over 35 years until his retirement. In his younger years he worked on the family farm and for many years participated in the Farmers Exhibitions throughout Nova Scotia. He was a former member of the Seaview Golf Club. Murdock was an honorable man, a devout Christian and an adherent of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church in Sydney Mines.
He was a cherished husband to his wife of over 55 years, Grace "Kay" (Thornhill) Ross, he was a loving father to his children Bruce (Ingrid) Ross, Kitchener, Patricia (Doug) Slomke, Sault Ste. Marie, Carol (Paul) Ross-Bertrand, Toronto, Wayne (Kathleen) Ross, Carlton Place, Ottawa, 3 grandchildren Graeme Ross, Halifax, Naika Ross, Seoul, South Korea, Julianne Ross, Halifax, sisters Georgia Allen, North Sydney, Lilah Sundburg, Ocala, Florida, and best friend Edwin (Vera) Bruce, Sydney Mines. He was predeceased by his brother Allister Ross.
There will be a private family visitation for Murdock in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Dr. Frank Guinta Sr. officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Building Fund of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
Marjorie E. Youden
Marjorie E. Youden, age 90, a former North Sydney resident passed away in Needham, Mass., on November 7, 2007 after a short illness.
A funeral service for Marjorie will be held 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.
L. Caroline Iannetti
L. Caroline Iannetti, 80, Sydney Mines: It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the sudden passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Laura Caroline Iannetti, age 80, a resident of Burchell Street, Sydney Mines, on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Gaultois, Nfld., Caroline was the daughter of the late John and Lora (Porter) McDonald. Caroline taught business, retail and cosmetology for over 40 years at Patrick’s Beauty College in Sydney and was a forty year member of the Cosmetology Association. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her three sons Roy (Irene), North Sydney, Patrick (Fred), Sydney and Sammy (Gayle), Sydney Mines, five grandchildren Roy, Robert, Krystal, James and Pat, and four great-grandchildren, and a special grand-niece Cindy (Earl) Budden, who was so kind to Caroline. She was predeceased by her husband Pasquale "Pat" Iannetti, her sisters Sarah and Cassie and brothers George, Phillip, Henry, Robert and Samuel.
Visitation for Caroline 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 mass on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Philip William Sheaves
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Philip W. Sheaves, age 61, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Port Aux Basques, Nfld., Philip was the son of the late Philip and Ivy (Roberts) Sheaves. He worked aboard the Marine Atlantic vessels between North Sydney and Port Aux Basques for many years, retiring early due to an injury. He was also a skilled carpenter and boat builder, an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club, and a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his wife the former Emma Anderson Sheaves, his four sons Richard (Donna Torraville), Toronto, Kenny (Judy), Saskatoon, Scott, British Columbia and Dwayne (Carol Marchment), Lower Sackville, his four grandchildren Adam, Jenna, Jordan and Samantha, his great-grand daughter Chesnea; his brother John (Helen), two sisters Myrtle (Reg) Button, and Florence Spencer, all of Port Aux Basques, and by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Derek, one brother Kenny, and five siblings in infancy.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service for Philip will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker 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 Canadian Cancer Society.
Daniel F. "Frank" MacKenzie
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Frank MacKenzie, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 while visiting in Halifax.
Born in North Sydney on April 12, 1938, he was the son of the late Daniel James and Elizabeth Ann (MacInnis) MacKenzie. Frank worked with the rail crew as a section man with the C.N.R. retiring in 1993 after 37 years of service. He loved to play hockey and was an avid hockey fan. He was a kind-hearted and selfless person who loved to laugh, a loving and devout father who dearly loved his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.
Frank is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 40 years, the former Shirley Steele, his three children Philip (Francine), Fall River, Elizabeth (Jason) Hodder, Howie Center and Sharlene MacKenzie, Calgary, two grandchildren Daniel and David, one brother Donald, North Sydney. He was predeceased by his brother John and sister Pauline.
Visitation for Frank will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral Mass to be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation.