Anthony Hector 'Tony' Roy, P.Eng
Roy: Anthony Hector (Tony): P. Eng. 76, Fernwood Dr., Antigonish. Tony passed away peacefully, Friday, January 23rd in Halifax.
Born in Jacquet River, NB, he was the son of the late Jane (Grant) and Hector Roy. He graduated from St. F.X.University, class of ’51, with a B.Sc., Honours in Physics. In 1954 he was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering at TUNS as well as winning the Alumni Medal for leadership, scholarship, and personality. He was the recipient of the Athlone Fellowship, which sent him to England where he became a student engineer at C.A. Parsons & Co. Ltd. After obtaining his Certificate of Apprenticeship in 1956, he was awarded his Master of Science degree in thermodynamics by the University of Birmingham, England. He returned to Antigonish as associate professor and consulting engineer at St. F. X. University. Following two years in Montreal with Lemieux, Trebault and Associates he returned to Antigonish in 1965 to establish his own business, A.H. Roy and Associates Ltd. Amongst his many professional achievements, he was Past President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and was awarded an honourary life membership in 1996, and Past President of St. Mary’s River Association. Tony, an avid fly fisherman, could often be found in the pools of the St. Marys and Margaree Rivers.
He is survived by his wife Ellen (MacDonald) having just celebrated his 50th Anniversary on December 28th. 2003; also by six daughters, Mary Ann (Jim Mah), Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Cynthia, Antigonish, Estelle (Francis Overmars), St. Andrews, Angela (Glenn) Brierly Brook, Ellen (David MacEachern), Calgary, and Lise, Antigonish; two sons Donald (Anita), Antigonish, and Philip (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E); seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother Lionel (Jenny), Bathurst, NB.; sisters Violet (John), Dalhousie, NB., Marcella (Quent), Omemee, ON., Hectorine (Louis) Boileau, PQ., Valerie (Donald), Point Verte, NB. He was predeceased by brothers Larry and Germain, sisters Janet, Noella, Rose Marie and Anne Marie. He was cared for by the dedicated and compassionate doctors and nurses on 5B at the Victoria General, QEll, Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and his staff at A.H. Roy and Associates Ltd.
Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 11:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Reception to follow at St. Ninian Place. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Antigonish Food Bank or charity of choice.
John Allan MacCormick
1914 - 2004
MacCormick, Dr. John Allan died peacefully at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, January 26, 2004.
He was born in Boston to Dr. John Allan and Katharine (Melley) MacCormick, April 14, 1914. John moved to Cape Breton with his mother after his father died in 1920. He received his medical degree from Dalhousie University after completing undergraduate studies at St. Francis Xavier. He served his country in World War II as a doctor during which time he met his wife to be, Thirza (nee McCullough). After marrying they returned to Nova Scotia where John practiced medicine for thirty-nine years in Antigonish. John was well known by Antigonishers, not only as a doctor, but also as a lover of music, golf, gardening and choir. His late evening golf games earned him a reputation as a 'nighthawk'. He also played piano with close friends known as the Velvetones - as recently as last year. He treasured these memories.
He is survived by sons John (Sheila) and Patrick, Antigonish, Michael (Brenda Ryan) Halifax, Keith (Joanne Corkum) Wolfville, Graham (Connie) Truro, and daughters Katharine (Doug Kane) Ottawa and Thirza (Phil Juby) of Burnaby, B.C., 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Thirza.
The family wishes to especially thank Ms Anna MacDonald, who cared for him during the last two years. Also, special thanks to the staff at St. Martha’s and the Sisters of Bethany. Visitation 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, at MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 10:30 Friday at St. Ninians’ Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev.Ray Huntley officiating. No flowers by request.
Donations may be made to the R.K.MacDonald Foundation or St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation.
Frances 'Fran' Broderick
Broderick, Frances; 84, 44 Fairview St, Antigonish, a gifted teacher and mentor, an accomplished athlete and a nurturing parent, passed away at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish January 27, 2004 surrounded by family, friends and neighbours.
Born in Glace Bay she was the eldest daughter of the late Roderick and Mary (Beaton) Anderson.
She attended the Glace Bay school system, graduated from Acadia University with a B.A. and B.Sc. degree, and pursued first year medicine at Dalhousie University. A multi-talented athlete she played basketball with the Acadia Basketball Varsity Team and was a member of the gymnastic, swimming and diving teams. Frances devoted the first ten years of her working life to the teaching profession as a teacher and principal in the Glace Bay area and coached several basketball Championship teams in the school leagues. Frances and her husband John moved to Antigonish in 1951. She actively participated in the Antigonish sports program, coaching and instructing the Antigonish Scots Basketball team and tutoring many of the young students. A longtime member St. Ninian’s Parish and CWL and St. Martha’s Hospital auxiliary, she participated in many community projects, acquired a host of friends and became the number one mentor and cheerleader for the St. F. X. University Basketball team. When Frances realized the severity of her illness she decided to accept that her life was coming to an end and she wrote her own script. - No more treatment, no humiliation, no complaints, only a pleasant moment with friends and family, and a close and warm relationship with the nurses, doctors, and staff of St. Martha’s Hospital. There was no sadness on her part.
Frances Broderick was predeceased by her husband John. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth, Antigonish, and Mary Jo, Calgary; one son John Lorne (Paula), Barneys River; three sisters, Rea Amour, Glace Bay, Thelma, North Sydney; and brother Lorne, Coxheath. She was predeceased by a brother Roderick.
Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 –1:30p.m. at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish. Rev. Andrew Boyd officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or The Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Blair Conrad Poirier
POIRIER: BLAIR CONRAD: 34, Antigonish, died at home on Saturday, May 15,2004. He was the son of Conrad and Rosemary Poirier. Born in Antigonish, Blair was a student first of Saint Mary’s University, and then St. Francis Xavier where he completed his studies. He was a kind and caring to everyone, and dearly loved his family, relatives and friends. He possessed a deep appreciation of the beauty of nature and enjoyed the serenity and spirituality of outdoor life. In addition to his parents, he is sadly missed by his sister Adele- Marie, Halifax, and his brother Joel, Vancouver.
Cremation has taken place, and mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ninian’s Cathedral on Tuesday, May 18 at 10a.m. with Father Ray Huntley presiding. Visitation with the family will take place at St. Ninian Place following burial in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
MACLEAN: BELLANN; 80, Antigonish, formerly of Cross Roads Ohio, Antigonish county, died June 1,2004 at QE11 Health Sciences Center, Infirmary Site, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. Born in Fraser’s Mills, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late William and Janet (Cameron) Mac Donald. For over twenty years she was a lab clerk at St. Martha’s Hospital, where she was loved and respected by her co-workers. Bellann had a great love and concern for her family and friends, and genuinely enjoyed people, her Celtic heritage, knitting, oil painting, her flowers, and nature in general. She was a member of St. Joseph’s CWL, St. Joseph’s, St. Ninian’s CWL, Antigonish, having received her 50 year pin for her dedication. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are daughters Janann (Stanley) Smith, Charlotte Murray, Mary Dianne (Tom) Young, Carol-Anne (Peter) Mac Kenzie all of Antigonish, son John (Bonita), St. Joseph’s, 13 grand children, 12 great grand children, and a number of neices and nephews. She was predeceased, by her husband Willard, son Joseph, two sons Colin and Jimmy in infancy, grandson Neil, sons in law David Murray, Harry Barnhill, sister Mary Anna, brothers John Archie, Angus, Allan, Donald.
Visitation 7-9 PM today, 2-4,7-9 PM Friday, at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10 am Saturday at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s cemetery fund.
Donald A. Richard
Richard, Donald A., 71 of Toronto passed away on July 17, 2004 at the Toronto East General Hospital.
Donald worked for Pearson International Airport for 32 years, then retired and worked another 14 years for Seniors until his illness. Donald was an avid cook, gardener and handyman.
He will be missed by all who were grateful enough to him.
Surviving are wife Carmel (MacDonald), daughter Donna (Russ) Liggett and Carm (Thomas) Warburton and grandchildren Jesse and David Liggett; Lindsey, Ryan, Kelly, and Cory Warburton; brothers Joseph, Kenneth, and Clifford and sister Helen.
Mass of Christian burial from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Kingston Road, Toronto, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Remains transferred to MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery to follow.
Donations may be made to St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Road, Toronto, M4E 1R7.
Margaret Mary (Ross) McInnis
Margaret Mary (Ross) McInnis; 75, of MacKinnon St., Antigonish, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 16th, 2004, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Sarah (MacDonnell) Ross. Margaret attended Iona High School and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1952 and later taught in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Yellowknife.
Surviving are her husband Murvin E. McInnis, sons Hugh Patrick, Antigonish, Ross Christopher (Natalie), Calgary and granddaughter Jillian Johnson. She will also will be missed by niece Jennifer Ross and nephew John Ross, Toronto and beloved cousins as well as a number of nieces and nephews of husband Murvin. She was predeceased by brothers Billy and Dan Ross.
No visitation at her request. Liturgy of Christian Burial 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 21st in St Ninian’s Cathedral: with Reverend Ray Huntley presiding. Reception to follow in St. Ninian Place. Committal service will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Tracadie at 2:00 PM Wednesday. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Society of St.Vincent de Paul, St Ninians Parish, PO Box1628, Antigonish, B2G 2L8.
Jean Ethel Grace
Jean Ethel Grace; 75, of 17 West Shamrock Acres, Antigonish passed away peacefully Sunday , September 19th , 2004 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Sherbrooke NS, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Alice C. (Mortimer) Dailpay. Jean spent her working years at the Childrens and Camp Hill Hospitals in Halifax.
Surviving are her husband Francis Grace, Antigonish, daughters Georgina(Robert) Ward, Dartmouth, Mary (Scott) Casey, Denver, CO, Kathryn (Clement Li) MacDonnell-Li, Toronto, grandchildren David and Angela Ward, Dartmouth, and numerous nieces nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by brothers Harold, James and Patrick Dailpay, and sister Kathyrn Furey.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St. Antigonish.
Liturgy of Christian Burial 11:00 am in St Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s, Reverend Robert Neville presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association (NS).
Jean’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Progressive Care unit at St Martha’s Hospital and the Victorian Order of Nurses for the care and compassion she received.
Dora (Keefe) Moulton
Dora (Keefe) Moulton, 74, of Giant’s Lake, Guysborough County, formerly of Belleoram, NL, passed away peacefully, Friday, September 24, 2004 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Belloeram, NL she was a daughter of the late James and Hannah (Cluett) Keefe. Dora loved gardening and flowers.
Surviving are husband of fifty years Stan, brother Roy, (Bev) Keefe, Sackville, NS, numerous nieces and nephews and all who lovingly knew her as 'Aunt Dora'. She was predeceased by brothers Oscar, Billy and Harry Keefe and sister Beatrice Bassett.
No visitation by request.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Mary Lil MacPherson
Mary Lil MacPherson, 92, of North Grant, Antigonish County, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, September 26th, 2004 at her home. Born in Cloverville she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Mary Charlotte (Sutton) Grant. She was a member St. Ninian’s parish and CWL. Surviving are three sons Grant (Anne Marie), Robert (Helen), and John (Mary Jean), five daughters, Anne (Joseph) MacDonald, Margie (Robert) Jackson, Florence, Marian and Donna(Bernie) Delorey, daughter-in-law Veronica MacNeil all of North Grant, ten grandsons, three granddaughters one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson, brothers George and Oliver Grant and sister Rose MacEachern. She was predeceased by her husband Duncan, and son Douglas, brothers Angus, Robert, Donald, Angus J., and Jack Grant.
Visitation 7-9 PM Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 Thursday in St. Ninian Cathedral, Rev Ray Huntley presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Martha’s Palliative Care or charity of choice.
Vincent Ellsworth Boudreau
BOUDREAU: VINCENT ELLSWORTH: 89, Antigonish Harbour, Ant. Co., passed away peacefully, October 4,2004, at home. Born in Little Dover, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Abner and Alice (Horne) Boudreau. Vincent was a well known sea captain; his love of the sea began at the age of fourteen, as a mess boy on a steamship, the following year he shipped out of Gloucester, Mass., on a schooner, fishing off the Grand Banks, in his earlier years. He fished the waters of Nova Scotia in his boat the 'Rita L.' for lobster, cod, haddock herring, mackerel and hake. He was a master story teller about his life at sea, and loved his 'Yarns of the Sea'. His knowledge of the sea and fishing, was shared by many who sought his help, whether a scientist or an ordinary seaman. He was an active and involved member of St. Columba Parish, Lakevale. In 1952, he helped build the Chapel, for the summer cottage community of Jimtown He was a veteran of WW11.
Surviving are sons Francis (Beryl), Enfield, NS., Bill (Bernice), Robert (Judy), all of Halifax, Joe (Rose), Antigonish, daughters Jean (John) Cameron, Antigonish, Kay (Leo) Cameron, Harbour Center, Florence (Jackie) Jesso, Antigonish Harbour, Alice (Gary) Fanning, New Glasgow, Dorothy (Bob) Gillis, Brookside, NS, Joan, Judy, Antigonish Harbour, Gloria, Halifax, 27 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sisters Mary Challenger, Burlington, ON, Rita Boudreau, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife Mae, five brothers, two sisters.
Visitation 7-9pm, Wednesday, 2-4,7-9 pm. Thursday at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 10 am Friday at St Columba Church, Lakevale. Burial in the parish cemetery, donations to charity of choice.
Michael Joseph Cyril Reddy
REDDY, Michael Joseph Cyril--60--passed away peacefully after a brief illness on October 5 in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by his family.
Born in Antigonish on July 21, 1944, he was the son of Margaret (Grant) Reddy and the late Cyril Reddy. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Judie (Farmer), and four children: Michelle (Dartmouth); James Cyril (Bridgewater); Kathleen (Dingwall, Scotland) and Helen (Halifax). He is also survived by his sisters Mary Rose Smith (Antigonish); Roberta Rovers (Heatherton); Miriam Lockhart (Hamilton, Ontario); Frances Reddy Chisholm (Dartmouth); Patricia Reddy-Thom (Port Coquitlam, BC); and brother Jim Reddy (Dartmouth). He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and aunts, especially Aunt Gertrude MacIntyre (Halifax).
Cyril attended St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he received his Social Service Workers Diploma. In all aspects of his professional and personal life, Cyril was a 'man of the people.' He had an extensive 30-year career with the department of Community Services as executive director of the Children’s Aid Society in Queens, Digby, Cape Breton and Pictou counties. He held the position of regional administrator of the Northeastern Region, a position he retired from in 1995. During his time with Community Services, Cyril also served five consecutive terms as the president of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association.
Cyril had a lifelong love of harness racing and, upon retirement from Community Services, acted as General Manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition and Truro Raceway.
He was well known for his longstanding interest and active participation in political life. He was appointed to his position as caucus liaison for the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia in October 2000.
Over the years Cyril was actively involved with various organizations including the Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association, United Way, Summer Street Industries, the United States Trotting Association and the Cape Breton and Truro Horsemen's Associations.
Cyril will be fondly remembered for his genuine concern for people, devotion to his family, and his humourous nature that lifted everyone's spirits.
Visitation will be held at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Ninian's Cathedral on Saturday October 9 at 10 a.m., Rev. Ray Huntley presiding, burial to follow at St. Ninian's Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Mary Jane Mac Gillivray
Mac Gillivray : Mary Jane : 96, R.K. Mac Donald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Glen Road, passed away peacefully, October 10,2004, at the nursing home.
Born in Thorburn, Pictou County she was the daughter of the late John Andrew and Charlotte (Pettipas) Mac Lean.
For many years she was post mistress at Glen Road, Ant. Co., a member of the CWL, in St. Joseph’s parish, and St. Ninian’s parish. Mary Jane was a wonderful lady who lead a courageous life, through many hard times, being widowed at 36, and left to raise 10 young children. She was a grandmother , great grandmother, and a great-great grandmother to many who loved her dearly.
In spite of failing health the past few years, she had a keen mind and she leaves with years of great memories, especially her gentle and caring ways.
Surviving are son Buddy(Laura), Addington Forks, daughters, Mary Charlotte Malcolm, Sydney, Catherine Mac Neil, Antigonish, Elizabeth Van Vlaenderen, Winnipeg, Sister Christina CSM, Bethany, Mary Margaret (Phil) Arsenault, North Grant, Florence Mac Gillivray, Addington Forks, Marie, Halifax, Vincentia (George) Jean, Addington Forks, half sister Peggy (Ian) MacAuley, Ottawa. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Vincent, daughter Rosemary, grandson James Mac Neil, 3 grand children in infancy, great granddaughter Gina Archibald, sisters Catherine Stewart, Margaret Mac Eachern, brothers, James, Willard, William, John, Colin, half brother Charles, half sister Jean, step mother Grace, sons in law, George Malcolm, William Mac Neil, Frank Mac Gillivray.
Visitation, today Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9 pm at the Mac Isaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
Mass of Christian Burial 10am Wednesday at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial in St. Joseph’s cemetery, St Joseph’s.
Memorial donations to the R.K. Mac Donald Foundation or charity of choice.