Annie Margaret Walker
Annie Margaret Walker, RN, 94, of Thompson Street, New Waterford, died April 5, 2003, at Glace Bay General Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, her family later moved to New Waterford, where she was raised. She was the daughter of the late Donald J. and Virginia (MacNeil) Walker. She attended Saint Anne's School, Glace Bay, and later Mount Carmel School, New Waterford. She graduated from the New Waterford General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1943, and led in the Province of Nova Scotia with the highest marks in the Registered Nurses examinations. Known as a dedicated and proficient nurse, she served in the nursing profession at New Waterford General Hospital and later at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital in the operating room and in the newborn nursery until her retirement.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, New Waterford.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Sr. Maria Agatha, S.C., Sr. Dorothy Clare, S.C., and Sr. Mary Dunstan, S.C., religious of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax and Mary Catherine (Mrs. John I. Barry), Antigonish; and two brothers, Alex, Halifax and Donald J., Anaheim, Calif.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Grace (Currie) Farrell, Anaheim, Calif.; six nieces, three nephews; and special friends and caregivers, Donna and John MacNeil, New Waterford.
Visitation will be today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford (862-6439). Funeral mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford, Tuesday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Barry, her nephew, officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy for Margaret, donations may be made to the N.S. Kidney Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund.
Donald R. Strang
Donald R. Strang, 55, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Sydney, he was the beloved son of Robert and Isabel (Poulain) Strang. Donnie was a member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. He was a dedicated employee of the construction industry, working tirelessly as a drywall finisher for 35 years.
Donnie is survived by three brothers, James (Ruth), Howie Centre, Ken, Halifax, Bill (Terry), Hamilton, Ont.; one sister, Betty (Merrill) Carmichael, Westmount; and six nieces and nephews.
Visitation for the late Mr. Strang will be held today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. St. James Church, Gardiner Mines with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Burial in parish cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the heart and stroke foundation or St. James building fund.
Olga Claire Gilmet
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Olga Claire Gilmet who passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marion (Payne) Kelloway.
Mrs. Gilmet was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Glace Bay.
Mrs. Gilmet is survived by four sons, Joey (Darlene), Birch Grove, Walter (Linda), Sammy (Wendy) and Bobby (Chrissy) all of Glace Bay; four daughters, Helen (Gerald), North Sydney, Karen, Linda (Michael), Pam (Billy), all of Glace Bay. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Sam Gilmet and a daughter, Janet Gilmet.
Visitation for Mrs. Gilmet will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church with Fr. John Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or a charity of choice.
Marion Frances MacLean
Murray Joseph MacLeod, 91, of Taigh Na Mara and formerly of 4th Street, Hub, Glace Bay, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Dan and Ellen (Burton) MacLeod, of Tablehead.
Murray worked at No. 20 Colliery for 40 years, retiring in 1969. In his younger years he was an avid ball player, throwing the first curve ball in Glace Bay.
Surviving are six daughters, Gloria, Sis, Mae, Peggy, all of Glace Bay, Cathy and Sharmaine, both of Ontario; seven sons, Bob, Main-a-Dieu, Bill and Dan, both of Glace Bay, George, Skippy, Burton and Tom, all of Ontario; one brother, Jimmy, Glace Bay; one sister, Blanche, Glace Bay; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, Payton and Logan; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Leah Moores, in 1986; two sons, Gary and Jimmy, and one daughter, Cavell, in 2001; five grandchildren in infancy; granddaughter, Leah Ann, in 2002; several brothers and sisters.
There will be no visitation, public graveside service only on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Fr. John Graham officiating.
Donations to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay (849-4505).
Sarah Lillian Thomas
Lillan Thomas (Sally), wife of the late Charles (Ted) Thomas, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, after a brief illness, at her residence.
Born in Port Morien, C.B., on Dec. 15, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Sarah Spencer.
She is survived by her son, Allister (Donelda) Spencer, Port Morien; two daughters, Sandra (George) Collier, Riverview, N.B., Norma (Fred) Weston, Lower Coverdale, N.B.; seven grandchildren, Beverly, Donald, Bruce, Robert, Jeffery, Angela and John; four great-grandchildren, Michael, Tori, Michael and Justin; two sisters, Helen Burlingame, Kamuela, Hawaii, and Etta Penny, Port Morien.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ted Thomas in 1979, brother, Aubrey Spencer and sister, Ada Spencer.
At Lillian's request, there is no visitation or funeral service. A committal service will be held at Black Brook Cemetery 3:30 p.m. Sunday with Michael Goodfellow officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John's United Church, Port Morien, the Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Bridget (Heidi) Boudreau
Bridget (Heidi) Boudreau, 76, of 3220 LeDrew St., New Waterford, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary Ann (MacIsaac) O'Neill. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty (David) MacDonald, Dartmouth, Josita (Johnny) Hawley, Woodstock, Ont., Pauline (Paul) Perro, Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C., Sharon (Mickey) MacIntyre, Donna (Greg) White, both of New Waterford; sons, Philip and Blair (Rhonda) Boudreau, New Waterford; 14 grandchildren, Allan, Colleen, Johnna, Joseph, Clayton, Nikki, Lynn, Jacqueline, Warren, Natalie, Natasha, Timmy, Dillon and Heidi; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Hawley; and one sister-in-law, Eunice, Glace Bay.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph (Poodles) Boudreau; brothers, Hector, John, Danny, James and Leo; sisters, Mary, Helen, Elizabeth and Annie; one grandchild, Michael.
By Heidi's request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held at Mount Carmel Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m., Fr. Donald McGillivray officiating. Reception to follow at Carmel Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.