Andrew Joseph (Andy) Sears
Andrew Joseph (Andy) Sears, 83, St. Andrew’s, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully January 16, 2005, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Searston, NL, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Monica (Downey) Sears. He was a veteran of the Second World War in the merchant navy and transferred to the army and served overseas. He resided in St. Andrew’s most of his married life. He was a carpenter by trade and worked at Eastern Woodworkers, Bethany, and Central Supplies. He was a staunch supporter of St. Andrew’s parish and community. He was an avid gardener and sports fisherman, and enjoyed a good game of cards and also picking wild berries.
Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Teresa (MacIntosh), daughters Sharon Daley, London, ON, Sandra Dillman (Jim), Amherst, NS, Mary Burns (Brad), Sonora, Guys. Co., Eileen Grant (Duncan), St. Andrew’s, Bernadette MacMillan (Tom), Yarmouth, and son Andy (Karen), St. Andrew’s, 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, sisters Kay Tompkins (John), Carmela MacDonald and brother Jackie, all of Antigonish, and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Mary, Rita, and Clara, and brother Tom and son-in-law Peter Daley.
Visitation 7-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian burial 10:30 am Friday at St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s, Rev. Robert Neville officiating. Burial in South River Cemetery. Donations may be made to Palliative Care or VON Antigonish.
Mary Catherine (Kaye) Stewart
Stewart: Mary Catherine (Kaye), 87, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully January 24, 2005 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Morvan, Antigonish Co., she was the daughter of the late Allan Angus and Catherine (Devison) MacLean.
Surviving are sons, Duncan, Kenny (Hubertina), Ohio; Allan (Maria), Brierly Brook, Antigonish Co., daughters, Shirley (Ernie MacDonald), Antigonish; Beverly (Patrick Benoit), Ohio; sister, Anna (Elmer MacLellan, Summerside, PE; 11 grandchildren, Anita (Rodney), Trevor (Collette), Aaron, Jeff (Michelle), Jamie, Hughie (Colleen), Jason, Greg (Shelley), Angela (Geof), Dale, Renee, 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, always dedicating her life to others by a hot cup of tea and her unforgettable biscuits. She loved to bake and play tricks on her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh J. Stewart; three children in infancy; brothers, John Dan, Angus, Alex, Danny and Fergie.
Visitation, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 11: 00 a. m. Thursday in St. Joseph’ Church, St. Joseph’s, Antigonish Co., Rev. George Thottappilly presiding. Burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery at a later date.
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the St. Joseph ’s Cemetery Fund.
Thomas Elias Mattie
Mattie, Thomas Elias; 70 of Monastery, Antigonish County, passed away Tuesday, January 25th, 2005, at his home. Born in Mattie Settlement he was a son of the late Ephraim Thomas and Lena Catherine (Delorey) Mattie. He worked many years in construction with Scott Paper, Chisholm Construction, Tidewater Construction. He co-formed Mattie Brothers Construction in 1971, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time at his camp in Mattie Settlement and especially time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary (Grace), sons Tom (Marilyn), Monastery, Angus (Vallerie), Purl Brook, Gary (Helen), Danny (Darlene) Donnie (Willimena) all of Monastery, daughters, Eleanor (Eugene), Lorraine, Monastery, four grandsons and nine granddaughters, three brothers, Ralph, John (Charlotte) Mike (Veronica), two sisters Pam (Ed), Elliot Lake and Julia (Bill), Halifax. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother-in-law James Crispo.
Visitation 7-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in St. Peter’s Place, Tracadie. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter’s Church Tracadie, Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Antigonish and Area Homemakers.
John Reginald MacGillivray
MacGillivray; John Reginald: 68, Morristown, Antigonish County, died Feb. 2,2005 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish he was the son of the late Angus and Esther (MacInnis) MacGillivray. He was a resident of Morristown most of his life and a member of St. Columba parish. Surviving are sisters Blenda Derby, Antigonish, Marjorie Chisholm, Vancouver Island, Mary Uloth, Rita Soule, both of Burlington, Ontario, Joseph Moore, Burlington, Douglas Thompson, Lochaber. He was predeceased by a brother Donald.
Visitation 2-4 and7-9 PM Friday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial 11AM Saturday at St. Columba Church, Lakevale, Rev. Daniel Mac Donald presiding. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to St Columba parish.
Evan Daniel MacDonald
MacDonald, Evan Daniel - 17, Marydale, Antigonish County, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, February 1,2005. Evan was the son of Daniel Joseph MacDonald, Marydale and Jody A. Schnee MacDonald of Houston, Texas. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brenna Maria MacDonald, Houston, Texas and maternal grandmother, Peggy (Schnee) Major, South Dakota, many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him very much, his very special 'Aunt Josie & Uncle Gilbert', loving neighbour, Mary Purcell, friend Michelle Walsh and lifelong best friend, Brennan Steeves. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, William Joseph and Mary Catherine MacDonald; maternal grandfather. Harry Schnee; uncle, Michael Walsh and best neighbour, Joe Purcell. Evan was a former student of Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School and was currently attending Northumberland Regional High School. Evan was a member of St. Andrew's Parish. He was a thoughtful, caring, outgoing young man with a very inquiring mind who enjoyed all varieties of music and the chance to socialize with friends and family. Evan played hockey, baseball and always looked forward to the chance to enjoy his 'love of the outdoors'. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV’ing and spending time at the camp with his Dad and friends. Evan's philosophy in life was 'Love each other, show kindness to each other'. Visitation 7-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass 2:00 pm Saturday in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s, Revs. Robert Neville and Daniel MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations to Act for Change Youth Association, 867-4368 in Evan’s name would be welcomed. www.MacIsaacs.ca
As we remember Evan’s ‘ May I ask a question?’, we pray, May he rest in Peace.
Trueman A. Smith
Smith : Trueman A. 89, Maple St., Antigonish, died peacefully, Nov. 9, 2004, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late John E. and Elizabeth( Williams) Smith. Proud veteran of WW11, having served overseas 1939-1945, mostly in Holland. He worked at the former Bonners Store, Antigonish Wholesalers and for years with the Department of Transportation as a Weight and Measure inspector on the Canso Causeway. He was an avid hunter and sports fisherman. A proud member of Arras Branch 59, Royal Canadian Legion. Surviving are daughters Caroline (John) Burke, Toronto, Patricia McKenna, Antigonish, Margie (Harry) Stewart, Quispamsis, NB, Trueman(Laurie), Tennessee, Richard (Mary Ann), London, ON, loving and proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, sister Caroline Fry, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years Verona 'Shang', son in law Boyd McKenna, brothers Frank, Elwyn, Lloyd, sister Annie Hudson.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Saturday in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Rev. Neil McKenna presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to The War Amps or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Catherine Theresa McMaster
Catherine Theresa 'Kay' MacMaster; 91, R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home, Antigonish, , formerly of the J.J. Carroll House, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, Nov, 9, 2004, at the nursing home.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Christina (Fraser) MacMaster. Kay was a dedicated member of St. Ninian’s parish, and a member of the CWL.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Frances Thompson, Christina Chisholm, Margaret MacDonald, brothers, John, David, Angus, Dougald and Frank.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial, 2:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Bill Crispo presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home Foundation.
MacGillivray, Wayne- 49, Lanark, Antigonish Co., passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late John Alex and Margaret (Blackburn) MacGillivray. He was well known as a painter in the Antigonish area. He also owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast in Lanark, Antigonish, Co. He is survived by sisters Mary Dechamps, Mississauga, Ontario; Kathleen Knocton, Heatherton; Florence (Donald) Collins, Antigonish; brothers Johnny (Cathy), Lakevale; Cyril (Bernadette), Leo (Donalda), Antigonish; Vince (Bobbi), Allan, Arisaig; Tony (Janice), Lanark; Kenneth (Kim), Douglas (Charlene), Gerald (Annette), Vanderhoof, BC; Phillip (Joan), Fort St. James, BC, sisters-in-law Florence MacGillivray, Addington Forks, Rita and Helen MacGillivray, Antigonish and Jean MacGillivray, Vanderhoof, BC. Also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Hughie, Angus, Colin and Frank; brother-in-law Charles Knocton.
Visitation will be 2-4/7-9 p.m. today at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish with Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating. Reception following at St. Ninian Place. Donations may be made to the Progressive Care Unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Jean Elizabeth Fraser
Fraser, Jean Elizabeth – 83 , formerly of Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Born in Ohio, Antigonish Co., she was the daughter of the late Allan C. and Mary (MacLean) MacDonald.
Jean was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the St. Joseph’s CWL. Jean was a well known piano accompanist playing for dances, concerts, church, family and friends.
She is survived by daughters Mary Jane (Ernie) Dewar, Marshy Hope; Marion Dewar, Ohio, Ant. Co.; sons, William Jr. (Margaret), Pomquet; John (Dawn) Lower Sackville and Eugene (Sherri) Winnipeg; also grandchildren Joan Dewar (Jeff) Calgary; Allan Dewar (Diane), Ohio, Ant. Co.; Susan (Tim) McCarthy, Port Hawkesbury; Patricia Dewar, Amherst; Willie, Kaeleigh and Kenzie Fraser, Winnipeg; Sean and Kimberly Fraser, Lower Sackville; Cathy, Chuck and Kevin Boyd, Halifax; Ian (Michelle) Boyd, Pomquet; and great grandchildren John and Brett Boyd. Also special nieces Lorraine MacNeil, Anna MacDonald and Josie England. Two sisters, Thelma (Donald) MacDonald, Ardness; Joan (George) MacInnis, Georgia; and brothers Jerome (Margaret) MacDonald, Antigonish and Al (Jean) MacDonald, Anaheim, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Willie, son-in-law Roy Dewar, sisters Winnie, Catherine, Irene and Gerty, brothers John, Harry, Joe, Clemmie, Charlie, John Robert and Peter.
Visitation 2-4/7-9 p.m. Friday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish.
Liturgy of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s, Ant. Co. Burial in the church cemetery.
Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Lakeside Community Centre.
MacInnis: Hanna: 91, Cape George Point, Antigonish County, died Dec. 3, 2004, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Cape George Point, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Anastasia ( Mac Donald) MacInnis. Hanna was very devoted to her religion and the Holy Rosary Church in Ballantyne’s Cove, and made many trips to St. Anne d’ Beaupre Shrine. In her earlier years she worked in Halifax at the Gainsborough Hotel as a receptionist. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, especially nephew Richard Barker with whom she resided. She was predeceased by sisters Catherine, Margaret, Linda, Janet, Louise, Florence, Gertie, Christy, , brothers, Hugh, Gus, Donald, Albert.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 PM Sunday at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10:30 am Monday at the Holy Rosary Church , Ballantyne’s Cove, Rev Dan Mac Donald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to Holy Rosary Church and Cemetery.
Martha F. Kelly
Kelly, Martha F. : 83, Braemore Ave. Antigonish, died January 8, 2004 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Margaret (Mac Neil) Fraser. Martha was a member of St. Ninian’s parish and CWL. Surviving are sons Frank and Joe (Kathleen), Antigonish, daughters Marsha (Greg), California, Jane (Steven), New Zealand, Patricia (Parker), Ottawa, and Nancy, Japan, ten grandchildren Laura, Julia, Robin, Vanessa, Emilie, Ben, Aaron, Kayle, Kristen, Briegh and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, brothers John, Joe, Malcolm, Foch, and Ronald and sisters Catherine, Mary, Joan, Teresa and a sister in infancy.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Sunday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 10:00 am Monday at St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Ray Huntley officiating.
James Alexander Lyle Martin
Martin: James Alexander Lyle: 85, Antigonish, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, January 11,2004.
A veteran of WW2, serving in England, Germany, and Holland.
Lyle was born in Point Tupper NS son of the late Stewart and Edith (Lyle) Martin. Lyle worked for 41 years with CN Railway as an engineer, retiring in 1979, shortly afterwards he and his wife Kenina, moved to Antigonish, to be closer to his daughter and her husband and three grandsons.
Lyle is survived and sadly by his wife Kenina(Mac Dougall), daughter Margaret and son in law Larry Starzomski, and his much loved grandsons, Brian (Meghan Mulcahy), Vancouver, Kevin (Mandy), Stephen, Antigonish, great granddaughter Brenna, sister Eileen Wood, niece Judi, San Francisco. He was predeceased by sisters Kathleen Tuttle, Marshall, TX, Edith Martin, California.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 pm Wednesday, at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish, with private funeral service following visitation, with Rev, Cornelia Van Bentum officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations may be made to the Antigonish Food Bank or Charity of Choice.
Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Penny
1909 - 2004
Penny, Elizabeth Mae ‘Betty’; Antigonish, 1909-2004 passed away peacefully January 21, 2004. Born in Lochaber, she was the eldest of twelve children of the late John Angus and Mary (Chisholm) MacDonald.
She was a long time resident of Sylvan Valley and Antigonish. In her younger years she helped on the family farm and gristmill at Sylvan Valley. She also worked the former Goodmans Co., Celtic Music Store, Antigonish, and for several years at a Seminary in Boston. She was a member of St. Ninian’s Parish and C.W.L.
She is survived by son Gordon, Antigonish; siblings Albert (Betty), Hugh, (Mamie), Margaret MacDonald, Jean MacIntosh, All of Antigonish, Rita Fraser, Guelph, ON.; six grandchildren, Patricia, Terry, Susan, Michael, Anne Marie and Mark; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband James B. Penny, siblings Catherine Smith, Laura MacKinnon, Lauchlin Paul, Lauchlin, John Andrew, Harry and daughter-in-law Wilena (MacInnis) Penny.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish with visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday January 25. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating Interment in St. Ninian’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the RK MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation.
Madeleine Aurelia Arsenault
Arsenault, Madeleine Aurelia; 86, of the RK. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. died January 23, 2004 at the home.
Born in Abrams Village, PEI., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Evangeline (Arsenault) Arsenault. Madeleine was a retired secretary and for many years was the secretary to several acedemic departments of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish.
Surviving her are brothers Francois, Montreal, Leonard, Charlottetown, PEI.; sisters Sister Therese, CND., Woodstock, NB., Dora Caissie, Shediac, NB., Florence Gauthier, Collingwood, ON.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers , Augustine, Edmund, Alphonse, sisters Helen, and Marie Rose.
Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. Funeral 10:30 am. Tuesday January 27, 2004 at the RK. MacDonald Chapel. Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating.
Catherine Mae (Kaye) Dunphy
Dunphy : Catherine Mae (Kaye); 96, Antigonish Manor, died January 23, 2004, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Black Avon, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late Dan A. and Sarah Ann (Mac Donald) Mills.. She was a life long resident of Antigonish , a member of St. Ninian’s Parish and CWL. She worked a number of years as secretary t at St. Martha’s School of Nursing. Surviving are daughter Kaye Marie Mac Dougall, Antigonish ,sisters Rita Cameron, Antigonish, Marion Rogers, Frasers Grant, grandchildren, Brent, (Elizabeth), Glenn (Carolyn) both of Halifax, Troy (Lana) Calgary, great grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Claire, Cameron, Lauren. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, brothers Archie, Al, Angus, son in law Greg Mac Dougall.
Visitation 2-4,7-9 pm Sunday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 1:30 pm Monday at St. Ninian’s Cathedral. Antigonish, Rev Andrew Boyd and Rev. John Mills officiating. Burial in St Ninian’s Cemetery, Memorial donations to the Antigonish Food Bank.