It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Iris Baldwin.
Iris passed away Saturday, March 22, 2003, at her residence on Olive Street, New Waterford, surrounded by her loving family. She was 69.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John Archie and Tessie (Burke) MacLellan. Iris was a member of St. Agnes Church in New Waterford and was once employed as a telephone operator prior to raising her six children. She was an avid bingo player and cherished spending time with her 11 grandchildren. Iris was well known for her toe-tapping renditions of everyone's favourite Scottish reels.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, Gary (Leona), Glace Bay, Johnny (Teresa), Campbell River, B.C., Kenny (Sharon), New Waterford, Jim "Binky" (Paula), New Waterford; one daughter, Terri Lynn (Tim) Spencer, with whom she resided. Also surviving are a brother, Ron, Sydney; and a sister, Patricia (Brian) O'Leary, Reserve Mines; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Iris was predeceased by her husband, Tom in June 2000; a son, Stephen; a brother, Junior; and sisters, Mary, Joan and Virginia.
Visitation took place Sunday, 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford (862-6439). Funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Agnes Church, Fr. Piotr Golinski and Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in the parish cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Iris's name may be made to Palliative Care or the VON.
Come into our lives
Not on huge bolts of lightening
But on gentle beams of light
Love and Hope."
Roy E. Richards
Mr. Roy E. Richards, 65, a resident of Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home, Glace Bay, and former resident of Birch Grove and Reserve Mines, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Taigh Na Mara.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Ella Richards Bailey and the late Roy Richards (Sr.).
Roy was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. He was a former employee with the Cape Breton Development Corp., retiring from No. 20 Colliery after 20 years of service. Roy's favourite pastime was hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing guitar and playing cards.
Besides his mother, he is survived by three sons, Kevin, Halifax, Roy, Donkin, and Glen, Glace Bay; two daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Davies, Halifax, and Tanya (Shaun) MacNeil, Glace Bay; two sisters, Ruth (Graham) Hiscock, Glace Bay, and Elenor (Jim) Harris, Burlington, Ont.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also he will be sadly missed by his very close friend, Lee Baggs.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Gerald, two grandsons and one nephew.
Visitation for Roy will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev'd Kirby Walsh officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in Roy's memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery Fund or charity of choice.
Robert A. Wilkinson
Robert A. Wilkinson, 62, of 87 MacNamara Dr., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully after a long battle with lung disease on March 25, 2003, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex, surrounded by his family.
Born in Glace Bay (Hub) area. He worked with Devco for many years before moving to Ontario, after retiring he returned to Glace Bay.
Robert was known for singing and playing his guitar, which he loved. He had his own band (Strangers) and played around the areas for many years along with his idol, Lindsay.
He is survived by his only son, Lindsay, at home, along with his former wife, Elaine (Hall) Wilkinson; sisters, Mary 'Cooke' (Sam) Kane, Glace Bay, Teresa (John) Romard, Boston, Pauline Caverly, Mary (Brian) Vickers and Teresa O'Leary, all of New Waterford, Winnie Gagnon, Ontario; brothers, Danny (Pam) Hall, Ontario, and Gervie (Marlene) Hall, Sydney Mines.
Robert was predeceased by his loving daughter, Roberta in 1979, along with his parents, Eunice Wilkinson and Ambrose Hall.
At Robert's request, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Burial and family service will be held at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Wallace Road, Glace Bay.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Palliative Care.
Arrangements under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Pius Graham, 81, at his residence, 3202 Plummer Ave., Wednesday, April 2, 2003, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Colin and Margaret (MacPherson) Graham.
Pius was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. He was a volunteer firefighter for 25 years with the New Waterford Fire Department, where he became an honorary member.
He was a veteran of the Second World War.
He was employed with the Dominion Coal Co., and Devco in No. 12 colliery and central shops in Glace Bay, retiring after 40 years of service. He also was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, the former Lexie MacNeil; two sons, Jack (Donna), Lower Sackville, and Kevin (Katherine), St. John's, NL; two daughters, Marilyn (Tom), New Waterford, and Colleen (Sandy) Hodder, Beaver Bank, N.S.; seven grandchildren, Lisa and Adam Graham, Scott and Kelly Graham, Suzanne Hines, Graham and Joel Hodder; five sisters, M.C. Mercier, Girlie Brinkley, both of Mississippi, Pearl Micholsky and Eunice Passerini, both of New Waterford, and Rita Pacenti, North Carolina; one brother, Frank, New Waterford.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, John and Martin.
Visitation for Mr. Graham will be held Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Parish. Fr. Donald McGillivray will be officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
A reception will be held at the Carmel Centre.
Donations in Pius's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On line condolences may be made to the Graham family at basilr@vjmcgillivray .com.
"Fathers" a title given by Children, And worn by Heroes.
Gerald (Peg) MacDonald
Gerald (Peg) MacDonald, 83, of 3 Hillier St., Glace Bay, and a former resident of Wilson Avenue, New Waterford, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his residence.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Angus R. and Frances (Quinn) MacDonald.
Peg was a former member of St. Agnes Church, New Waterford. He was retired from the Municipality of Ottawa.
He is survived by a niece, Sadie (Mrs. Roland Chambers), New Waterford, with whom he resided, before moving to Glace Bay. Also special friends and care givers, Gail and Hubert Jones, of Glace Bay; many nieces and nephews.
Gerald was predeceased by a twin sister, Geraldine; brothers, Lex, Alphonse, Hughie (Scootie), Lester; two sisters, Dorothy Crane and Mamie MacKenzie.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place, under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, (862-6439). A memorial mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church with Fr. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.