It is with sadness that we, the family of Mary Haley, formerly of 26 Summer St., North Sydney, announce that she has passed.
She was born in Lamaline, Newfoundland on March 1, 1939, to Bernard and Teresa Haley, and came to North Sydney to attend the wedding of Teresa and Kevin Armstrong, on June 27, 1959.
She remained in North Sydney and became an integral part of the Armstrong family. She worked for most of her life at the Metropolitan Store in North Sydney, and was an avid bingo and card player. She enjoyed doing crafts such as knitting and sewing and built her life around her family and friends.
She lived her life with a zest for living and enjoyed taking care and being part of the Armstrong family. She adored Teresa and Kevin’s daughter, Mary Beth and son, Kevin. With the marriage of Kevin to Gladys, and the birth of their two children, David and Haley, Mary had another generation of Armstrongs to love. With Gladys, Kevin’s wife, she found a "daughter" of her own.
When Mary was unable to live on her own it was her "daughter" Gladys that made her life comfortable. For the last four years of her life Mary resided at Harbour Stone in Sydney where she quickly became a favourite of the people that helped Gladys look after her.
She is survived by her brother Will (Mercedes) Haley, of Lamaline, Newfoundland; and the Armstrong Family.
There will be no visitation as per Mary’s wishes. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10 a.m., from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating.
At the request of the family, anyone wishing to celebrate Mary’s life are asked to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of NS, or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.
William James Mulley
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend Bill Mulley. Bill passed away Monday, September 27, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late J.W. and Marion (Harnem) Mulley. Bill was employed as a coal miner for most of his life. He worked for many years in the Princess mine and later as a supervisor with Prince mine until his retirement. He took great satisfaction in a good day’s work, and instilled a strong work ethic in his family.
Bill was a member of Wilson United Church in Florence. He could also be seen in the choirs of several other local churches lending his voice until failing health no longer allowed.
He was a veteran of WWII and a Life member of Florence Legion Branch #83. and was a member of the Bras d’Or Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club.
Bill enjoyed fishing and woodworking, and until just recently; he loved spending the weekends on the dance floor.
Bill was a very proud father and grandfather. He cherished his time spent with family and friends, especially in Baddeck and Middle River.
Bill is survived by his wife Asneth "Ann" (Kelland) Mulley; his six children, Marlene (Ian) MacLean, Middle River; Irene (Hal) Hill, Georges River; Billy (Denise) Mulley, Baddeck; Donnie (Bonita) Mulley, Florence; Colleen (John) Roberts, Baddeck; Kim (Scott) Young. Airdrie, Alta.; four step-children, Richard (Isabel) Kelland, Dalem Lake; Patsy (Cliff) Burton, Millcreek; Leonard (Debbie) Marsh, Sydney Mines; Donnie (Michelle) Marsh, Edmonton, Alta.; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren, eight step-great grandchildren; his brothers, Leonard Mulley, Bridgewater; John R. Mulley, Wyoming, USA; Wesley Mulley, Florence; Wayne Mulley, North Sydney; sisters, Minnie MacLean, Sydney Mines; Mamie Johnston, North Sydney.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine (Wilkie) Mulley, brothers, Murdock, Angus; and sisters, Ina Mae, Susan and Madeline.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at Wilson United Church, Florence, with Rev. David Luker, officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Margaret Hilda Duff, 82, North Sydney
With heartfelt sadness we regret to announce the passing of our dear mother Hilda Duff on August 20th 2009 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John Jack and Florence Rose (DeCoste) MacDonald.
As a devout Christian, Hilda was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, North Sydney.
She is survived by daughters Heather Duff, North Sydney, Paula (Doug) Shaw, Calgary, Alberta; son, Terrance (Jane) Duff, North Sydney; and grandsons Patrick Shaw and Ryan Duff. Also surviving are sisters Ella Mae Brophy, Mulgrave; Rose MacIsaac, Auld’s Cove; Clarissa (Howie) Goetz, Guelph, Ontario; brothers, Hank MacDonald, Auld’s Cove; Clarence (Dora) MacDonald, Auld’s Cove; Alphonse (Pat) MacDonald, Elmira, Ontario. Also left to mourn are numerous nephews and nieces, including Pamela Hadley and Gloria Grady, who she was especially close to.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband and father of her children, Peter Kenneth Duff; sisters Jean Keleher, Guelph, Ontario; Gertrude MacLean, Calgary, Alberta; brothers John MacDonald (Stellarton, NS) and Joseph MacDonald, Guelph, Ontario.
Prior to her retirement in 1990, Hilda was a long time employee of Sobeys Inc in North Sydney. In her younger years, Hilda enjoyed dancing and participating in musical gatherings with her siblings.
She was also an enthusiastic hockey fan and an avid figure skater, a sport she enjoyed for most of her adult life.
Hilda enjoyed simple pleasures and was happiest when she was preparing meals for family functions, attending her grandsons sporting events, visiting with her sisters, and spending time with her beloved Golden Retriever companion, Mattie.
Hilda was a caring person who always was there to share good times and bad with friends and family. As a loving and devoted mother she exemplified the importance of hard work, integrity, loyalty, and perseverance in facing obstacles. She has been and always will be the heart of our family. She will be dearly missed.
Visitation for Hilda will take place at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, on Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 24, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Church in North Sydney at 10 am, with Father Jake Andrea officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Linda Gail Guy
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear daughter and mother, Linda Guy, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at home.
Born in N.B., Linda was the daughter of Joyce (MacKinnon) Fraser and the late Warren Fraser.
Linda had been employed for many years with Woolco and later Wal-Mart, in Sydney, retiring just a few years ago to care for her mother. She was a very active member and elder, of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She volunteered her time serving as Mission and Service Treasurer, chairperson of the church Outreach Committee, as well as being involved with Beavers for many years.
Linda enjoyed creating things of beauty with her hands, from painting, to working with wood and stained glass.
She is survived by her mother Joyce, and her loving son Scott, and his wife Linda, of Williamswood, NS.
Visitation for Linda will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, with Rev. David Luker, officiating. Cremation to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or any charity.
Cyril James Howatson
It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the sudden death of Cyril James Howatson, age 55, a resident of Kempt Street, Florence on Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Cyril was born in Alder Point a son of Helen T. (MacNeil) Howatson , and of the late Robert T. Howatson. He was employed as a truck driver with Armour Transport. He was a past member of the Kinsmen Club of North Sydney, he enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He participated in a number of dart leagues around the area..
Cyril was a wonderful son, devoted and loving husband, best Dad in the world ,most loving Papa to his girls Kennedy & Morgan, a great brother, caring uncle to all his nieces and nephews, a true friend to all who knew him and a special brother in law. He will be missed greatly by his family, his fellow workers, neighbors, friends, and the Tim Horton's gang .
Cyril is survived by his mother Helen Howatson his loving wife of 35 years, Stella (Rose) Howatson, two sons Christopher, at home, Blair (Rebecca), Moncton, two grand daughters Kennedy and Morgan, brothers Edison (Agnes), Sydney Mines, Robert (Veronica), North Sydney, Gordon (Darlene), B.C. , Tom (Mary) Aucoin, New Waterford, sisters Annie (George) Reid, Little Pond, Muriel (Gordon) MacDonald, Millville, Shirley (Kevin) O’Driscoll, Linda (George) Fleming, both of Labrador, Pamela Dandy, Sydney, sisters in law Linda (Richard) Kendall, Sydney Mines, Sharon (Dale) Rose, Truro, Ellen (Ron) MacSween, Fort MacMurray, Grace (Ron) Miller, Hamilton, brother in law Gordon (Florence) Rose, Georges River.
He was predeceased by his father Robert Howatson, mother in law Dorothy Rose and nephew Robert Percy Reid.
No public visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Cremation to follow with burial of his ashes on a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.