DOUCETTE, Evelyn Rose
We regret to announce the passing of "Rose" Evelyn Doucette, age 93, on May 18, 2009, in Tidal View Manor in Yarmouth. Evelyn was born in Wedgeport on September 15, 1915. She was a daughter of the late John and Madeline (Cottreau) Doucette. Left to mourn her passing are her children, Anne Cardoza (Victor) Boudreau, Wallace (June) Doucet, Corinne (Don) Pothier, all of Wedgeport; as well as her grandchildren, Michele (Adrien) Aucoin, Suzette (Mark) Thibodeau, both of Victoria, B.C., and Tammy (Doug) Bedford of St. Stephen, N.B.; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey and Sophia. Also surviving is her only sister, Susan Boudreau, and sister-in-law, Marie Doucette, both of Wedgeport; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by brothers, Oliver, Edwin and twins, Willie and Wallace. We, the family, would like to offer grateful thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care our mother received while in Tidal View Manor, and most especially in these difficult last weeks and days, to Dr. Julie Chandler. The funeral will take place in St. Michael's Church, Wedgeport, on Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m., concelebrated by Father Papuga and Father Sampson. Visitation will be in Huskilson's Funeral Home, Wedgeport, on Tuesday, May 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8 p.m. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Michael's Cemetery, Tidal View Manor, or a charity of choice.
McINTYRE, Marjorie Agnes
86, Glace Bay, died May 16, 2009, in Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Laura Young. Surviving are daughters, Diane (Angus McVicar), Margaret (Will Higgins); sons, Wayne (Marie), Malcolm (Candida); eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Malcolm McIntyre. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. Interment in the parish cemetery.
DALTON, Captain Michael, Ret'd
85, of New Glasgow, passed away with his daughters by his side in Aberdeen Hospital, Friday, May 15, 2009. Born in Trenton, New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Michael A. and Mary H. (Coombs) Dalton. During the Second World War, Michael served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Liverpool, England. After working with the Canadian Coast Guard, he went on to earn his Ships Captain papers and was Captain on the Dartmouth ferries. With his love of boats, he built the 40 foot schooner, "The WHMMS", with the assistance of his daughter Mary. Being an avid motorcyclist since 1938, his pride and joy was his red Yamaha V Star. He cycled with the Pictou County Cruisers Motorcycle Club and the Gold Wing Riders Association, always attending the Annual Bike Blessing. Approaching his 84th year, he wrote a collection of essays, "Hidden Treasures of the Mind" and continued to write two more books. He had a love for music and learned to play the violin, always striving for excellence. He is survived by his very special friend, Sarah Grant; his beloved daughters, Mary "Sis" Dalton, Shirley "Shan" (Glen) Parker, Marilyn "Bubs" (Norman) Siddle; son, Wilfred (Judi) Dalton of Alberta; brothers, Earle (Carol) of British Columbia; Charlie (Lois) of Prince Edward Island; Peter (Florence) of New Brunswick; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his infant son, Michael Anthony and great-grandchildren, Faith and Gabriel Michelsen. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service beginning at 7 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 44 Cumberland Dr., beginning at 1:30 p.m., President Stephen MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens followed by a reception in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. Thank you to the ER staff at Aberdeen General Hospital for their great care and compassion and to Sylvia in the ICU.
MARKS, Harold R. "Ron"
70, of River John, formerly of Pictou, passed away at home on Sunday, May 17, 2009, after a lengthy struggle with COPD, he is finally gone to be with his lifetime friend, his wife Emma. He loved his family and grandchildren so very much and any visit from them brightened his day. He loved to fish and would spend hours trying to get the "Big One". Ron spent his early years on the Great Lakes as a Ships Cook and worked many years as a vending machine repairman for Major Foods. Ron spent his last months residing with his daughter, Margie and son-in-law, Donald, in River John. He is survived by children, Karen (Murray) Downie, Pamela (Gordon) Findlay, Chris (Debbie) Marks, Art (Dawn) Marks, Terry (Randy) Marks, Margie (Donald) MacGregor; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob, Art; sisters, Margaret and Laura. He was predeceased by wife, Emma Frances Marks (Arsneau); granddaughter, April Dawn Downie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. A graveside committal will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in Hamilton Cemetery, River John. Memorial donations in Ron's memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
LeBLANC, Lorraine Marguerite
78, Cheticamp, died May 14, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa (Fiset) Chiasson. Surviving are son, Tommy LeBlanc, Halifax; daughter, Charmaine LeBlanc, Cheticamp; brothers, Pierre Armand Chiasson "Baby", Toronto; Patrick Camille Chiasson (Rosemarie), Toronto; sister, Annette Louise Aucoin, Montreal; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Joseph D. LeBlanc; daughters, Lynda Theresa Ingraham, Gloria Marguerite LeBlanc; one great-grandchild in infancy, Sabastian; brother, Marcel Chiasson. As per Lorraine's request, there will be no visitation or church service. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Cemetery, Cheticamp, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
MacPHERSON, James Frederick
79, of Cookville, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 15, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Alfred and Mamie (Luddington) MacPherson. Surviving are his sister, Mary Langille, Sherbrook; nieces, Helen and Margaret and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald and John; sisters, Jean and Shirley. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Patrick Morris officiating. Interment in Port Jolly Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
HIGGINS, Wallace Bert
76, of Oxford, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, in The Moncton City Hospital. Born in North Greenville, Cumberland Co., Bert was a son of Bradford and Anna (Dykens) Higgins. Bert was an active member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 26, Oxford. He spent his working years with Northern Bus Lines Ltd., Oxford, and also worked in trucking for the late Donald Beebe, and lastly with Masters Forestry, Oxford. Bert is survived by daughters, Colleen Shea, Marijo (Paul) Deacon, Kellylee (Steven) Mitchell; sisters, Isee Lloy, Harriett (Calvin) Thompson, Margaret (Gordon) Smith; brothers, Elmer and Jerry. He was predeceased by wife, Irene in 2000; son, Wallace Bert Jr.; sister, Nina Matheson. The Knights of Pythias will hold a tribute service at 7 p.m. followed by visitation from 7-9 p.m. today, all in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford (447-2930). A private graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 20.
BOUDREAU, Mary Ruth
76, of Louisdale, passed away on May 18, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Louisdale, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Margaret "Maggie" (Samson) Landry. She was a member of St. Louis C.W.L. She and her husband Alex operated several restaurants in the area including the French Village Restaurant in Louisdale, and Port of Call and Papa's Pub in Port Hawkesbury. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 60 years, Alex Joseph; daughters, Judy Gould (Billy), Phyllis Landry (David), both of Louisdale; Colleen Cegielka (Mark), Claire Lawrence (Terry), both of Ontario; Patsy Landry (Lorne), Alberta; sons, Alvin (Carolyn), Blair (Joanne), Glen (Kim), all of Ontario; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Steinburg, Alberta; sister-in-law, Pauline Landry, Louisdale; brother, Harold (Maria), Ontario; special friend, Loretta Landry, Louisdale. She was predeceased by brother, Rudolph, and brother-in-law, Noel Steinburg. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Glen Sampson Room, Louisdale. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisdale, with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial will follow in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region, St. Louis Parish, Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society or to the charity of choice. . Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
BRAY, Sarah "Sadie"
89 of Munroe Avenue Extension, New Glasgow, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Cape George she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Agnes (MacDonald) MacDonald. Sadie was a resident of Munroe Ave. Ext. for the past 60 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Sadie is survived by her children, Catherine Smith, Ontario; Virginia (Bill) Whynott, New Glasgow; Frank (Mary) Bray, New Glasgow; Lorraine MacEachern, Trenton; grandchildren, John, Kim, Connie, Mark, Sean, Erin, Trevor and Nicole; nine great- grandchildren; sister, Catherine, New Glasgow; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; sister, Christina. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sadie may be made to Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church or to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital.
Sydney. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yvonne Khattar, 87, of Sydney, at home in the presence of her family, on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born August 14, 1921, in Causcapel, Que., Yvonne was the daughter of the late Victoria (Paul) and Peter Abud, (originally of Tourza, Lebanon). In September 1941 she moved to Sydney Mines as the bride of George John Khattar. They resided there for ten years operating a retail furniture and grocery business together. They later moved to Howe Street in Sydney where she has lived for almost 60 years. Family was always the central focus of Yvonne's life. She opened her home for many family gatherings and remembered those times with great fondness. She also gave willingly of her time to the community in past years. Always a lady, she was a person with high standards and excellent taste. Yvonne is survived by her loving and devoted children, daughter, Katherine Karreman and son-in-law Willem; son, John and daughter-in-law Irene and her precious granddaughters, Alanna and Monica; brother, Leopold Abud. She was predeceased by her husband, George (1988). Visitation will be held in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to honor Yvonne's life will be celebrated by Father Paul Abbass in St. Joseph's Church, Cabot Street on Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception in the church foyer. Donations in Yvonne's memory may be made to Hospice Palliative Care, the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Health Care Complex or a charity of choice.
CHISHOLM, Jean P.
A graveside committal service for Jean P. Chisholm of New Glasgow who passed away January 26, 2009 will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009 in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour, with Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Reception to follow in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church Hall.
BONAPARTE (Dinn), Patricia Sadie
Sydney, died May 15, 2009. Surviving are her loving parents, Ronald and Sadie Dinn; sons, Esa Reilly and Bradley; daughter, Ashley; grandchildren, Braedon, Regan and Sierra; sisters, Deborah, Gail, Linda; brother, David; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by maternal grandparents, Ivy and Art Hillier; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Marg Dinn; sister Maxine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Educational Fund for son. Visitation in Pier's Community Funeral Home today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Theresa's Church. She will be greatly missed.
FREDERICKS, James Douglas
84, of Shelburne, passed away in Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co., on May 17, 2009. Born in Jordan Falls, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Ethel (Pentz) Fredericks. In his early years James worked at the Mersey Pulp Mill for several years. He is survived by son, Wayne (Evelyn), Liverpool; brother, Jimmie Bangay, Rothesay, N.B; grandchildren, Angie, Billy and Dougie, as well as four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Almon, Amos, Norman, and sister, Mildred. No visitation by request. A graveside service will take place today at 11 a.m. in Stephen H. Hayden Memorial Cemetery in Jordan Falls with Rev. Edward Burrill officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Gideon Bible Society.