Obituaries

MacDONALD
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, and friend, Donald G. MacDonald of Westmount, Montreal. Donald was born on December 6th, 1926, the second of Beatrice and John Alex’s eight children (predeceased by Wency, Cecilia, Kenny, and Reynelda; survived by Joseph (Rita d.) Bramalea, ON, Bobbie (Jim) Port Hood, NS, and Joanie, Barrie, ON). He grew up in Port Hood and forever cherished memories of his childhood home, family, and friends. He was a member of Saint Peter’s Parish, where he often sang the Latin Mass with his siblings and was educated at St. Peter’s Convent and Port Hood Academy. Donald had a deep bond with his mother, Bea, and his maternal grandmother, ‘Ma Chaisemaker’, and together with brother Joe, spent some of his formative years living with and providing support and companionship to Ma, from whom he gathered many valuable life lessons. One of his duties included that of scribe, writing dictated letters for Ma and her neighbours, most of whom were Gaelic speakers and anxious to maintain connections with family and friends ‘living away.’ It was likely this task that ignited Donald’s love of the written word, something he carried through every stage of his life. In later years one of Donald’s preferred pastimes was poring over the Montreal Gazette, The Inverness Oran, and The Chestico Newsletter. In the early 1950s Donald left home for Boston, where his parents had been married in 1923. He joined brother Wency and other relatives and neighbours who had put down roots there, particularly in the Woburn area. Donald later moved to Montreal with sister Bobbie, and in 1956 began working for The Bell Telephone Company of Canada. Donald thoroughly enjoyed his 32-year career at ‘The Bell’ and built a good life in Montreal, where he established friendships that endured to the very end. Throughout his 63 years in Montreal, Donald regularly travelled home to Port Hood to enjoy visits with family and friends, time at the beach, and playing piano in Bea’s sunporch. His last visit was in 2013, to attend the funeral of his sister, Nelda. Donald was fond of history, travel, music, and the arts generally, but his chief commitment was to writing poetry, composing and occasionally publishing many touching and powerful works. A month before his passing Donald could still recite lengthy and heartfelt passages of his poems, a favourite being one of a young soldier in the Iraq War. The words wrought from this solitary pursuit symbolized a man who was strong-willed, sensitive, fiercely independent, and passionately committed to those who were close to him. In Donald’s later years, he often remarked that with the comfort and enjoyment his memories provided, he never felt lonely. Visitation will take place on Friday, December 13th, in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, at 10:00 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment at a later date. Bon Voyage, Donald!

POIRIER
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Peter Poirier, November 21st, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. He passed away peacefully at the age of 79, after a brave battle with cancer. His daughter, Cecile (Brian Bourgeois); his son, Richard (Shelley), and his half-brother, Kempton sat beside him as he peacefully passed away. Peter was born October 7th, 1940, to parents Patrick Poirier, Cheticamp, and Mary Julia (Arsenault), Margaree. He worked for Maritime Form, Halifax, for many years and was well known in the construction industry. He loved to go hunting with his friend Roger in Bridgewater every fall and would visit his wife’s grave site. He is survived by his children:  Richard (Shelly), Halifax; Cecile (Brian Bourgeois), Enfield; grandchildren, Deven and Hailey: two half-brothers, Joe and Kempton, Margaree. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite and his brother Robert Collie; grandchildren, Drew and Maya. Cremation has taken place. Final arrangements will be made at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of the late, Peter Edward Poirier may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care or Inverness Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

LARADE
Napoleon Joseph Larade passed away peacefully Monday, November 25th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, with his family by his side. Over the past number of years his health was declining and he bravely fought many illnesses with the loving support and help from his wife Judith. He was born in Chéticamp on June 7th, 1944, to parents, Frederick and Eulelie (Poirier) Larade. Napoleon was a fisherman and owned his own boat. He is survived by his wife of 47 years (on Sunday, November 24th) Marie Judith (Camus) Larade; children, Natalie (Chris) Martin, Pennsylvania; Natasha (Matt) Renfro, Pheonix, Arizona; Morel (Ellen), East Margaree; Mark, Cheticamp; grandchildren, Jacob, Caleb, Noah; step-grandson, Nicholas; sisters, Annette Cessford, Madeleine Aucoin, and Yvette Larade; brothers, Jules and Ronnie. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Lorraine LeBrun, Marguerite Marie Deveau, Marie Ediana “Dianne” Larade-Poirier, and Marie Adele Muise; brothers, Robert, Pierre Louis, and Roger. Cremation has taken place and following Napoleon’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative. Online condolences:  www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

ROACH
Paul Henri Roach, age 91, of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16th, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, with his family by his side. Paul was the son of the late Patrick (Padé) and the late Marianne (LeFort) Roach. He was a devoted husband, a great dad to our family, and he enjoyed chatting and especially teasing his grandson, Glen. He enjoyed outdoor adventures such as snowmobiling, four-wheeler excursions, fishing, and hunting. Picking blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries was also a pastime for him. There was always a full house, whether it was playing cards, having a cup of tea, sharing a drink, or a kitchen party. His feet tapped to music till the very end. Other nights, he was out dancing with his loving wife of 64 years, Amelia, and those daily trips to the restaurant with his youngest daughter Della for coffee or to have a good lunch, will not be forgotten. He was a very patient man and had a positive attitude. Only a few words describe Paul…  he loved life! Paul worked at Fraser & Chiasson Building Supplies as a carpenter for many years and later was employed by Cheticamp Boatbuilders as a master boatbuilder till he retired. He is survived by his wife Amelia Roach; daughters, Corinne Doucette (Eric), Paula Larade (Rene), and Della Roach, all of Cheticamp; sister, Maria Dodge (John), Cheticamp; grandson, Glen Larade, Halifax. He was predeceased by a brother Alphonse Roach; sisters, Helene AuCoin and Marie Adele Poirier. Cremation has taken place. There was no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MAILLET
The family of Marie “Carmelle” Maillet, aged 71, of Moncton, NB, are saddened to announce her passing on November 15th, in Moncton City Hospital exactly one month after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Born in Cheticamp, NS, on August 24th, 1948, she was the eldest child of the late Henri and Marie Eva (Bourgeois) Maillet of Petit Etang, Inverness County. She is survived by brothers Rene Maillet, Inverness; Daniel Maillet (Nora Henderson), Bedford; sister Diane McNeil, Halifax; nephew Jonathan McNeil; nieces Lisa McNeil and Hannah Maillet. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by twin sisters at birth. Carmelle lived a life of service and generosity. She worked as an RN in Cheticamp and Moncton and ended her career as a pioneer with the Extra-Mural Program providing home and community-based health care services in New Brunswick. After retirement, she did volunteer work for hospice care. She led a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle. She will be lovingly remembered for her ability in gathering people and building lasting friendships. She had a way of bringing out the best in people and making them believe in themselves. Carmelle was devoted to caring for her family and friends all her life.  She truly believed that laughing is good for the soul.  Her legacy of kindness and selflessness will continue to inspire those who were lucky enough to know her and be loved by her.  She made a difference. Cremation has taken place. There was no visitation by Carmelle’s request. Funeral Mass was held at Église Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations in Carmelle’s memory may be kindly directed to Hospice Southwest New Brunswick, 640 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2P3, in support of residential hospice care. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

DEVEAU
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dad on November 14th, in Belle Cote. Raymond H. Deveau, age 71, of Cheticamp was born on October 16th, 1948, in Cheticamp, to the late Henri Deveau and Marie Therese Cormier. He was a husband, a dedicated father, pépère, and a business visionary, who truly leaves a legacy behind. His determination, tenacity, and work ethic were simply unparalleled, to be honest, he defined hard working. He started his business career as an owner and welder at Industrial Welding Ltd in Cheticamp and throughout his entrepreneurial life formed multiple successful businesses that, in time, created a diverse and admirable portfolio. He could be found most early mornings enjoying coffee with the guys at his Cheticamp Marina before working 12-hour days. He had a very strong sense of community for his hometown, he made a profound impact on helping his small community thrive and was pivotal at turning ideas into reality. He loved the outdoors, four wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, and spent much time in Newfoundland each year chasing moose (he never came back empty handed). He loved nothing more than telling jokes, a good card game or party at his camp, where he could sing country and bluegrass for hours. His beloved little band “Ray and friends” played many community fundraisers throughout the year. He loved his kids more than life itself and for them, the sky was the limit. He also loved spending time with his only grandchild Mila, and sharing popsicles and all things ice cream with her. He had a huge presence and an even bigger personality.  He was one of a kind and he will truly be missed. Raymond is survived by his loving wife Beatrice, his children Randy (Tanya) of Cheticamp, NS; Lorna (Guy) of Bedford, NS; and granddaughter Mila Ray, Cheticamp, NS. His sisters, Patricia (late Henry), Jean (Art), and Diane of Mississauga, ON; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Roger and son Darrell, who passed in infancy. Cremation has taken place. There was no visitation by Raymond’s request. The funeral took place at Église Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp, NS, with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.  

KELLEY
Mary Tremaine Kelley died in hospital on November 12th, at the age of 90. She was the loving and devoted wife of Danford Kelley for 68 years. She leaves behind daughters Shelagh (David Egar), Sharon (Tim Driscoll) and Mary Sean (Mark Burgham). She was the proud grandmother of Susie (Jade Meunier), Danford (Lora Bidner), and Jeanne Egar, and of Clare (Jim Hamilton) and Laura Burgham. Mary was the daughter of the late Sterling and Blanche (Cameron) Burchill and is survived by her brother George. Mary was born in Nelson Miramichi, New Brunswick, on February 22nd, 1929. She graduated from Harkens High School, Newcastle, NB, and from the University of King’s College, Halifax, NS, where she met Danford. She trained as a nurse at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax until she married. Mary will be remembered by family and friends as kind, generous, and fun loving. Family always came first for her and she made a home that was warm and secure. She was the consummate hostess, and friends and neighbours spent many glorious evenings in her living room. Mary always cared about others and was generous with her time as a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society in Ottawa, serving as chair of the Service to Patients Unit and later as a member of the provincial board.  While residing happily in Ottawa for most of the year, Mary was a Maritimer at heart and looked forward to summers in Cape Breton, NS, and especially at Whale Cove, where she became a beloved member of the community. At the age of 50, Mary was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and, although she struggled as life became increasingly difficult with the progression of the disease, she never lost her sense of humour nor her interest in the well being of others. She will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank Dr. Pierre Juery, her family physician, who provided excellent care and, for many years, went out of his way to accommodate her disability. They would also like to thank the many people who cared for and supported Mary during her long illness. If desired, memorial donations would be appreciated to a charity of your choice or to The Mary and Danford Kelley Fund of The Ottawa Community Foundation, 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7 (https://www.ocf-fco.ca/funds/en-mary-and-danford-kelley-fund/).  Each year a donation from this fund is made to The Ottawa Rotary Home and the Ottawa Mission. At Mary’s request, there will be a Memorial Choral Evensong at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 28th, at Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street, Ottawa. Her ashes will be interred at Whale Cove Cemetery, Cape Breton, at a later date. www.hpmcgarry.ca.

AUCOIN
Loretta Marie Aucoin, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 16th. Loretta was born in Cap Le Moine, Inverness County, NS, the 2nd daughter of the late Johnny Burns and Annie (Doucet) Burns. She was predeceased by siblings Lucy Dora (Clovy) Aucoin, Thomas (Antoinette), Lionel (Marie Stella), and Bernadette (Art) Leblanc. She is survived by siblings Velma (Paul) Leblanc, Alec John (Mary Louise), and Roger (Mary). Married to the late Joseph Edmond (Joe) Aucoin in 1952, they raised seven children in Toronto: Alan (Adrienne), Joanne Patience (Paul) Strome, Norman (Karin), Brian (Teresa), David (Shelley), Kevin (Lynda), and Steven (Sandi). Her ambitious work ethic was a positive example to her family, as was her love of winter sports - whether tobogganing, skating, or skiing - she was always willing and able to join in the fun with her children. She was a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was always present in the kitchen ensuring healthy meals and snacks were prepared and healthy lunches were packed. She was an avid story teller and for almost two decades read her children stories before bedtime. She became an accomplished seamstress and knitter, and took great delight in baking and cooking for family and friends, hosting showers and other parties, especially during the holidays. Every summer, Loretta and Joe drove to Cape Breton for their vacation and their children soon shared their attachment to the island’s culture, the rugged environment, their extended family, and the music. Taking early retirement, Joe and Loretta moved to Point Cross in 1982, where she began a life-long love of walking an hour each day. Five years later, they returned to Toronto when Joe’s health deteriorated, and he passed away within two years. She remained in Mississauga, where she was an active grandmother to her many young grandchildren, until they had all grown up. It was also during this time that she began attending live theatrical performances, which she enjoyed tremendously. Twenty years later, at 75 years of age, she retired once more to Cheticamp. Besides her children, in-laws, and many nieces and nephews, she also leaves 16 grandchildren: Lauren (Patience) Agirovski, Alicia (Patience) Stein, Monique (Aucoin) Mikulec, Isabel, Joey, Justin, Robert, Chris, Mike, Elyse, Diana, Daniel, Ryan, Mitchell, Jeremy and Adam Aucoin; and three great-grandchildren: Evan Stein, Rose, and Aurelia Mikulec. Visitation will be held at Cheticamp Funeral Home on Friday, November 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St Peter’s Church in Cheticamp on Saturday November 23rd, at 10:30 a.m., and family and friends are invited for refreshments, following the Mass, at the Cheticamp Senior’s Hall.   

LeBLANC
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Marie Helene LeBlanc on November 9th,  in the Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp, with loved ones at her side. Marie Helene was born in East Margaree on April 22nd, 1926, a daughter to the late Michael B. and Marie Malthilde (Mattie Aucoin) LeBlanc. As a young woman, she moved to Montreal and was employed with the Royal Bank of Canada for 30 years. She retired and moved back home to East Margaree. Marie Helene was a member of the New Horizons Seniors Club, she enjoyed doing crafts, knitting, crocheting,  and was also a self-taught seamstress. She made most of her own clothes. She is survived by her nephew, George LeBlanc (Mary Beth); her niece, Pat Almon (late Lauchie Almon); sister-in-law, Matilda; as well as grandnieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother, John J and nephew, Michael. Family flowers please. Visitation and funeral Mass were on Saturday, November 16th,  in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Michael’s Parish Hall or St. Michael’s Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

LeBLANC
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Steve LeBlanc, East Margaree on Tuesday, November, 12th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp, with his family by his side. Steve was born on August 6th, 1948, to parents, John Simon and Rosalina (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Steve was a dedicated member of St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree, who was a carpenter by trade, hardworking, a lover of nature and being outdoors. He loved watching the birds and whatever wildlife nature placed in front of him. Some of his favourite pastimes were walking on the beach (never missed an evening, weather permitting), sitting around a bonfire roasting wieners, stoking the fire, and watching the waves and sunsets. Steve also loved his country music, dancing, playing cards, and doing puzzles. Spending time with family was very important to Steve, he was especially proud of his children and grandchildren and the special times that he spent with them. Steve leaves behind his wife, Karen; his daughters, Shirley and Valerie (Terry); stepsons, John (Janelle), Scott (Melissa); grandchildren, Joshua, Kristian, Kaylin, Marley and Isla; sisters, Lucy (Sandy) MacIntyre, Evelyn (Marcie) MacNeil; brothers, Simon (Claire), Joe (Rita), Arthur (Patricia); sisters-in-law Lucille LeBlanc, and Gene MacIntyre (Gene was one of Steve’s best friends and he loved her like a true sister); he will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Mary and her husband Eddie LeBlanc; brothers, William and Leo Paul. Visitation in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, East Margaree on Sunday, November 17th and the funeral Mass was in St. Michael’s Church, Monday, November 18th, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Memorial donations in memory of Steve may be made to NS Heart and Stroke or the Alzheimer's Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Cooperative.

MacDONALD
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Theresa MacDonald on November 8th in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with her family by her side. Theresa was born in Mabou Harbour on September 23rd, 1942, to the late, John Finley and Mary Sarah MacDonald. Theresa worked at Hiram Walker’s Distillery in Windsor, Ontario; when she moved to Port Hood she worked as a telephone operator. Theresa was the loving wife of Archie for 53 years. She loved Scotch music; especially the lively tunes, which she would always happily give a step or two. On a Saturday night, you would usually see her at the square dances in West Mabou where she enjoyed dancing many sets. Theresa enjoyed many things in life; such as playing the guitar, baking, and camping at Lake Ainslie. She was quick with a smile and always made a person feel relaxed and comfortable. This was the way she treated everyone whether they were a friend or stranger. If they were under her roof they never departed without a “cup of tea and some home made goodies.” When leaving Theresa’s home, people knew they had been in the presence of a “Good Lady.” Theresa is survived by her husband Archie; daughter, Karen Anne (Dan Sexton), Melrose, Massachusetts; son, Paul (Kathleen) Lantz, Nova Scotia; granddaughters, Molly and Breanna; her beloved dog, Sandy; brothers, Collie (Catherine) and John Francis (Donna); sisters, Anne (Gerard) and Mary. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her granddaughter Clara; sisters, Mary Catherine, Sarah Anne, Catherine Florence and Rita; brothers, Alexander, DA (Donald Alexander), ID (Issac Daniel), Kenneth Joseph, Dan Archie, and Alexander Francis. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, November 12th, at  in Saint Joseph’s Church, Glencoe, with Father Bernie MacDonald and Father Eugene Morris officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Port Hood. Memorial donations in memory of Theresa may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood, or the SPCA. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacDONALD
It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of Arthur "Hawk" MacDonald on November 14th, at home in Inverness. Arthur was born on November 9th, 1945, to his parents Alex Joe and Elizabeth "Shibby" LeBlanc MacDonald. He is survived by his brother, Walter (Elaine) MacDonald; his many nieces and nephews; and long-time friends. Besides his parents, Arthur Hawk was predeceased by his long-time partner, Charlotte Jung; his brother Gerry; and sisters Anita, Isabel, and Marguerite. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held on Wednesday November 20th, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Dan MacDonald officiated. Burial followed in St. Matthew’s Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arthur Hawk will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLEAN
John Hugh Maclean, aged 88, of Margaree Forks, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 7th, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Born on May 26th,1931, in Halifax, he was the son of the late John H and Florence (Kavanaugh) Maclean. Dad was well known in the construction industry as he was a reinforcing steel contractor for many years and worked all over the Maritimes. He loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and growing vegetables. He met a beautiful woman from Cape Breton, married her, and made Margaree his forever home. He is survived by his three children, Shaun (Cecilia) Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Sheldon, Margaree Forks, and Therese, Port Hawkesbury; nine grandchildren (Cole, Nakiya, Brecken, Connell, Aaron, Kayden, Curran, Alexander, Kyleigh); and several nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Christina Rebecca, and brothers Finlay and Joseph. He was the last of his immediate family. Dad had an excellent memory, he never forgot a name, a face, or a phone number. He could still rhyme off his two brothers service numbers like they were the next door neighbours phone numbers. He also cherished the visits from his friends like Johnny Albert Coady. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, November 14th, at St. Joseph’s Church, S.W. Margaree, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Inverness Hospital, St. Joseph’s Parish, or a charity of your choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacPHAIL
Donald John MacPhail, age 70 years, of Blues Mills, Inverness County, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 10th. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Allan and Ada MacPhail. Donald was a member of River Denys Presbyterian Church. A loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, who will be forever remembered. He was a member, for many years, of the Construction and General Workers Union, Local 92 and Labourer’s International Union, Local 1115, working in Eastern and Western Canada. He is survived by his daughter, Ada (Shawn), Halifax; son, Aaron, Edmonton; his former wife and friend, Margaret McCarthy; sisters, Alda (Lynn) Woods, Lower Sackville; Frances (Earle) MacPherson, Charlottetown; brother, Hugh (Natalie) MacPhail, Glenora; sister-in-law, Rena MacPhail, Upper River Denys; grandchildren, Chelsea and Cole MacPhail-McGee, Leelee Boucher; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Arnold and Gordon. Visitation was held on Friday, November 15th, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral Service was held Saturday, November 16th, in River Denys Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brian MacLeod officiating. Burial followed in Upper River Denys Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Donald John may be made to Upper River Denys Cemetery Fund or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

MITCHELL
It is with sadness we announce the passing of David Mitchell on November 7th, in the Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp. David was born on June 14th, 1945, to parents John B and Doris Margaret (Wright) Mitchell. He is survived by his brother George (Emily), sister-in-law Harriet Mitchell, many nieces and nephews, stepdaughter Susie Jollymore (Timmy), special grandson Lucas, long time friend Betty, step-son Roger, and granddaughter Maddison. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Doris Cotton, Lorraine Lang, Patricia E. Blinkhorn, and Barbara in infancy; brothers Herbert B, James W, and Bruce T. Cremation has taken place as per Dave’s request there will be no service and burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Dave may be made to Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp. Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

CAMPBELL
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear son and brother, Hal Campbell, after a brief battle with cancer. Hal passed away peacefully November 6th, in VCMH with his family at his side. He was born July 4th, 1962 to parents Harold and Mary (MacLeod) Campbell. Besides his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Brenda (Bill); Colleen (Pete); Valerie; Melanie (Francis); a number of nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Mark MacKenzie and many other close relatives and friends. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his grandparents Daniel and Hannah Campbell; Annie (MacLennan) and Dan MacLeod; his aunt Ruby and many other aunts and uncles. Funeral was held Saturday November 9th, in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Mary Jo Harrison officiating. Burial followed in the South Haven Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hal may be made to VCMH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

GILLIS
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alexander Daniel “Lawley” Gillis (April 16th,1948 – November 2nd, 2019). He died peacefully at the Inverary Manor with loved ones by his side. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, he was the son of Donald Archibald (D.A.) Gillis formerly from South West Margaree, and Sadie (MacNeil) Gillis from Inverness. Lawley spent his life in many places and had settled in Halifax for the last 20 years. He is survived by his former wife and good friend Susan (MacDonell) Gillis, Inverness; children Billy Frank (Kristen), Inverness, Jenny May Gillis, Ottawa, and Robert Gillis, Edmonton; his cherished grandchildren Anaya, Isla, Jonah, and Lana; and his sisters Florence van den Hoogen (Joe), Mabou, and Donna Gillis (Louis Cyr), Halifax. He was dearly loved by nieces and nephews, cousins, and by the many friends he made throughout his life. He is predeceased by his father D.A., mother Sadie, and brother Angus Gillis, as well as an infant brother. Lawley was good hearted and had a special gift for helping others, that transferred to his work and personal life. He was known for his sense of humour and sharp wit. No encounter with Lawley was without a laugh. He had a passion for horse racing, it was fitting that he spent the last seven months of his life in view of the Inverness Raceway. Visitation will be held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, on Wednesday, November 6th, from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DEAGLE
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, Vincent Patrick Deagle Jr., age 70 (known to most as "Booga Booga") on Tuesday, October 29th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness on March 4th, 1949, he was a son of the late Vincent Patrick and Veronica “Sippy” (Basker) Deagle. Vincent is survived by his beloved brothers, Angus and Joseph; sisters, Darlene (Gerard) Beaton, Rose (Michael), June (Larry) Lapointe, and Audrey. Loving uncle of Aaron (Melanie), Alicia, and Kayla (Chris); great uncle, to Brody, William, and Marley. Also beloved brother-in-law of Kathleen Timmons. Predeceased by his grandparents, Margaret Basker, and Jim “Pat” and Christina (MacPherson) Deagle. Vincy was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all. We will miss him so much. Visitation was held on Monday, November 4th, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with funeral Mass following, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CHISHOLM
Sister Elizabeth Coline Chisholm, CND passed away on Monday, October 28th, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Marcella (McDonald) Chisholm. She was educated in Port Hood and Mabou and entered the Congregation of Notre Dame, Montreal, in 1954. She made her first profession in 1956. After profession and until 1993, Sister Coline taught in Montreal and Alma, Quebec, and in Pictou, Truro, Port Felix, and New Glasgow in Nova Scotia. Her field of teaching included elementary and junior high school. Upon retirement from teaching, she served as local bursar in Sydney, Holy Redeemer Convent, and subsequently, in St. Joseph Convent, Mabou.  After the closure of St. Joseph Convent, she retired to Parkland Cape Breton in Sydney. Sister Coline is survived by her brother Bernard, Port Hood, and sisters Mary Phil Bulmer, Ottawa, and Anne (Dave) Peralta, Mineville, NS. She is also survived by her many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews who all have special memories of time spent with Aunt Coline. She was predeceased by her brothers, Duncan, Alex, and John. Sister Coline had a great love for nature and nature’s bounty as indicated by the countless preserves and jams, which she so generously distributed to friends and acquaintances. Cremation has taken place. There was a celebration of Sister Coline’s life on Friday, November 1st, at Parkland Cape Breton. Visitation took place at Saint Mary’s Church, Mabou, on Saturday, November 2nd, followed by the funeral Mass with celebrant Father Bernie MacDonald.  A reception will be held at the Mabou Parish Hall.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Port Hood.

BEATON
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Joseph Beaton of Milton, Ontario, on October 18th in his 92nd year. Born on July 23rd, 1928, John was the son of the late Angus and Mary Beaton of Alpine Ridge, Mabou. At the age of 25, John moved to British Columbia, where he worked in logging camps as a heavy equipment operator. He returned to his family in Mabou in 1961 and in 1965 he moved to Toronto. In 1966, he married Mary Florence (MacDonald) of Port Hood. He was the dear father of Alane (Mike), Karen (Scott), and Michael (Carrie), and a devoted grandfather to Matthew, Olivia, Eric, and Krista. Predeceased by his siblings Catherine, Mary Janet, Alexander, Donald, Roddie, Finley, and a sister in infancy. Survived by his brother Francis (Toronto), sister Tena (Antigonish), and many nieces and nephews. John was a man of great faith and a true Beaton - stubborn, proud, and tough. Family came first and his devotion to his family was unending. His face lit up when he had his children and grandchildren around him. His dry wit and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all who knew him well. Visitation will be held at St Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Saturday, November 9th, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with a funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial in the parish cemetery immediately afterwards. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Port Hood Cemetery Fund. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father. We will miss you forever.

MacPHERSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Isabel MacPherson, age 69, of Halifax. Isabel passed away peacefully Monday, September 9th, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre after a long battle with cancer. Isabel was born in Inverness; she was the daughter of the late Angus Dan MacPherson and Mary Margaret (Peggy) MacLellan. Isabel is survived by her sons, John (Nanayo) Minucci and David (Bridget) Minucci of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, and Theodore; sister, Florence of Port Hawkesbury and brother, Paul of Halifax. She was predeceased by sisters, Alexina, Sarah, Marie; brothers, Donald and Donnie. Isabel was a kind, generous, and fun-loving person. She enjoyed Scottish music, a good laugh with her siblings, cousins, and family. She had a great love for animals, especially her dogs. She grew up in Blackstone with her parents, four sisters, and three brothers. Later on in life she moved to Ashland, Massachusetts, where she married and raised her two sons John and David. She went on to further her education to become a nurse, where she found joy in the patients she had the privilege of caring for. She enjoyed travelling to Cape Breton in the summers, shopping, reading, watching her favorite TV shows, walking her dog, and spending time with her beautiful family and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 9th, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church West Lake Ainslie with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Inverness Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or The SPCA of your choice.

MacLEAN
It is with great sadness that we, the family, of Mona Margaret MacLean, age 83 years, of Cleveland, Inverness County, announce her passing on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, in the Halifax Infirmary QEII. Mona was born in Point Tupper, Richmond County, on October 11th, 1936. She was a daughter of the late John David and Lida (LeBlanc) MacNeil. Mona was a homemaker, but for a short time she was a cook at the Pulp Mill in Point Tupper, also a cleaner at ACL, she worked at Sobeys and Frenchy's in Auld's Cove. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury. She loved baking and passed on many secret recipes. She loved to play 45s and crib, and enjoyed a good conservation with family and friends. She spent the last 10 months living with daughter Linda and husband John Moloney. Mona is survived by her children, Linda (John) Moloney, Blackstone Rd; Marilyn (Stephen) Hinkley, Halifax; Melody MacLean (Richie Chiasson), Port Hawkesbury; Thomas (Joan), Arichat; Gary, New Glasgow; Brian (Kathy) Mississauga, Ont.; and John (Helen), Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Martina (Francis) Lamey, Port Hawkesbury; Joan (Gary) MacRae, Lexington; Yvonne MacNeil (Don), Port Hawkesbury; Katie (Guy) Boutlier, Wallaceburg, ON; Stella and Beatrice both of Port Hawkesbury; and brother Russell (Jean), Lexington; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mona was predeceased by her husband, Thomas (1988); great-grandson Sebastian; sisters, Claire, Marie, one sister in infancy; brothers, Johnny, Malcolm, Artie, and four brothers in infancy. Visitation was on Wednesday, October 23rd, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass was on Thursday, October 24th, from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

MacKINNON
On a beautiful, sunny October 21st afternoon, our mother, Joan MacKinnon, quietly slipped away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born February 3rd, 1938, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Murdock and Ann Lorraine (Geddes) MacPhail. At the young age of 21 years, she married our father, the late Lauchie MacKinnon on September 11th, 1959. Leaving the big city behind, she settled into farming life in East Lake Ainslie, and never looked back. Through the years, she supported Dad on the farm, cared for our grandfather at home until he passed at the age of 99 years, raised her children, and opened her home to family and friends, far and wide many times over the years. She was a 17-year employee of Inverary Manor, Inverness, where she worked as a dietary aid, and carried fond memories of her time spent there with her always. Mom savoured the simple things in life. A hot cup of tea, a good book, crossword puzzles, shopping trips, watching Jeopardy and classic movies. Although quiet by nature, no one enjoyed a good conversation more than she. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Daniel) Beaton, Mabou Ridge; son, David (Carol) MacKinnon, East Lake Ainslie; grandchildren, Zelena and Lake MacKinnon; sister, Grace Tompkins, Hudson Mass; numerous nieces and nephews here in Canada and the United States. She was predeceased by her husband, Lauchie "Davie" MacKinnon; brothers, Charlie and Russell MacPhail; sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) MacAulay and Lorraine MacMillan; and grandchild, Maira MacKinnon. Visitation was held in Alexander Grant United Church, East lake Ainslie on Saturday, October 26th, with funeral service following with Reverend Alicia Cox celebrating. Burial in East Lake Ainslie Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. Although we will miss her greatly, we find solace in the fact that she and Dad will now be able to sit on the veranda, over looking beautiful Lake Ainslie, together for eternity.

GRANT
Gerald Gregory Grant, 85, passed away on Monday, October 21st, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after many years of a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Alice Donahue and Allan Grant. He was a graduate of Holy Family School, Inverness; St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish; and the Nova Scotia Technical University, (Dalhousie University), Halifax. In 1995, he retired from his career as vice principal of The Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, where he enjoyed the reputation of a highly-respected teacher, educator, and administrator. With a committed interest in horse racing, Gerald was a very active member of the Inverness harness racing community and participant in the rebuilding and success of the Inverness Raceway. He also served for many years on the board of The Nova Scotia Racing Commission. Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his sisters, Teresa Grant and Elaine Grant. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Cyril Grant (Bernice), Antigonish; sister, Dr. Mary Grant, Halifax; sister, Anne Flinn (late Bill), Halifax; nephews, Bruce Flinn (Teresa), Scott Flinn (Karen); and niece, Carla Grant. He had cherished relationships with Denise and Elena Corra. He also had many special friends throughout the province including the Deganis family. From childhood to the present, Gerald was a member and supporter of Stella Maris Church, Inverness, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10.00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow in the family plot in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow at the Inverness Fire Hall on Central Avenue. Family flowers only. Donations in Gerald's name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

PURCELL
Paula Josephine Purcell, age 71, Truro, NS, passed away Wednesday evening, October 9th. Born in West Lake Ainslie, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (MacDougall) MacDonald. Paula is survived by her husband of 44 years, David Purcell; daughters, Jacqueline Purcell (Stephen), Ashley Purcell (Andrew), Halifax; sisters, Joan Butt, Kirkland Lake, Ontario; Elizabeth (Keith) MacPhee, West Lake Ainslie; Allyson MacDonald, Halifax; brother, Kenneth (Diane) MacDonald, West Lake Ainslie; brother-in-law, Roy Taggart, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Sandra Taggart. Private family interment will be held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. If so desired, donations in Paula’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Paula’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

SMITH
The passing of our dear father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and husband Archibald Francis Smith, age 75, of Inverside, occurred in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Saturday, October 12th. Frankie was born May 3rd, 1944, to Alexander and Rita (Gillis) Smith, both predeceased. Frankie worked as a lithographer in Toronto prior to returning to his roots in Cape Breton. Frankie owned and operated a small family grocery store at Southwest Margaree for some years. He moved on to sales and management for Electrolux, before joining Scotsburn Dairy for 25 years until retirement. The final cap he wore was for Canada Post, where he strived to fill the big shoes left by ‘Joe the Mailman.' Frankie's hobbies included work, work, and work some more. Frankie leaves to mourn his wife, Kathleen (MacDonnell); sons Charles (Laurie), Sandy (Wendy), Robbie, and Frankie's special companion, his dog Jack; brother, Allen (Eileen); sisters, Marie (Pat), Aggie (James); his dear grandchildren Taylor and Devin; nieces, Trish Moran, Kim (Todd) DeMarco, Meghan (Brett) Hershey, Laura (Michael) Illsley. Besides his parents he is predeceased his brother AC, and his nephew Andrew Moran. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove. Funeral Mass followed at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MUISE
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marie Adèle Muise of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. She lost the battle against cancer on October 6th at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Marie Adèle was born to parents Frederick and Eulalie (Poirier) Larade on January 14th, 1953. She lived in Cheticamp most of her life, where she was married and had a daughter. She was a very hard worker and was known to put others ahead of her own needs. She was a wonderful example of a beautiful, caring mother and loving mémére. Her ministry was her life as she was a devoted Jehovah's Witness. She leaves behind her daughter, Serena Muise, New Glasgow, NS; grandchild, Benjamin MacMillan; sisters, Marie Louise Camus, Annette Cessford, Madeleine Aucoin, and Yvette Larade; brothers, Napoleon, Jules, and Ronnie Larade. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Muise; sisters, Lorraine Lebrun, Marguerite Marie Deveau and Marie Ediana Larade Poirier; brothers, Robert, Pierre Louis, and Roger. Fidèle jusqu'a la fin. Funeral service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Saturday, October 12th, with Brother Benny Isenor officiating. In lieu of flowers, Tropical Green plants may be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the New Glasgow Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacLENNAN
It is with deep sadness that we, her siblings, announce the peaceful death of our sister Margaret Elizabeth MacLennan of Calgary/Deepdale on October 9th with her family by her side. Born on the 29th of September, 1960, Margaret was the daughter of the late Sally (MacKinnon) and Hugh MacLennan. Margaret is survived by her sister, Sandra (Paul), Bedford, and her brothers, Roddie (Marian), Bedford, Steve (Margie), Margaree, John (Monica), Blues Mills, Jerry (Colleen), Quispamsis, NB, Fr. Danny, parish priest in Mabou, and Bruce (Laura), Oakville. Margaret was also truly proud of her nieces and nephews, Shawn, Shauna, Aaron, Sarah, Andrea, Katie, Angus, Margaret, Michael, Ellen, Kathleen, Cheryl, Brian, and Brenda; and great-nieces, Kenzie and Claire, great-nephews, David and Johann. Margaret was lovingly included as a family member in Calgary by cousin Joy (MacIsaac) and Diego Romero and their children and families. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brothers, Alexander (1990) and Gus (1993), and her nephew, Brendan (2002). Margaret was educated in Dunvegan School, Inverness Consolidated and Mabou Consolidated. From there she left to work briefly in Toronto, Whitehorse, and lastly, made her home in Calgary, where she was a valued employee for 29 years with Wastewater Treatment & Water Services Department for the City of Calgary. No work was too much for Margaret whether mowing the fields on a hot summer’s day on Pipers Lane, shovelling snow for her Calgary relations and the elderly in her neighbourhood – she loved to help others. Margaret made many good friends along the way. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors. She loved walking and biking and every trail in Calgary was familiar to her. There was nothing she loved more than spending vacation days in Deepdale, walking Inverness beach, picking blueberries, and attending Sunday Mass in Broad Cove - simple things, which caused her such great joy. She spent some time travelling and her best trips were to visit her brother, Fr. Danny, during his time in Dublin. Sadly, Margaret’s gentle lifestyle came to a halt when she was diagnosed with gastric cancer. Margaret was determined to live and religiously followed the advice of her doctor in Calgary and also the team in Halifax. The cancer, however, did not heed this advice and as a result our proud sister succumbed to the disease. It was Margaret’s request to be cremated and that has occurred. Visitation was held Sunday October 13th, at the Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness, Nova Scotia. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, on October 14th, with her brother, Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating with parish priest, Fr. Dan MacDonald. Margaret was laid to rest in Broad Cove, where her beloved family and friends are interred. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the palliative care of your choice or the Broad Cove Cemetery Fund. Please also, take the time to enjoy a walk in your community in memory of our dear Margaret. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to www. Invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacEACHERN
Jane M. MacEachern (MacMullin), age 83, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 28th. Jane was born on May 21st, 1936, in Brighton, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Allan and Alberta MacMullin. Jane was raised in a close-knit family in Wilmington; in her early years she attended Wilmington Schools and was a graduate of St. Charles High School in Woburn. Jane was very close to her siblings and made many life-long friends while growing up in Wilmington. On September 5th, 1959, Jane married her “sweetheart” Norman MacEachern; together they raised a wonderful family of five children and just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Jane was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, her family was her world. Jane was always there to cheer on her children and later her grandchildren at quite a few school and sporting events and dance recitals; she never missed a chance to celebrate their accomplishments. Jane had an "open door" policy and enjoyed her house being full with family, friends, and kids; she loved to entertain and she always made everyone feel welcomed and loved in her home and if you were lucky enough you may have had the chance to hear her play a few tunes on the piano. Jane looked forward to family vacations; especially when they all went to Cape Breton in Canada to visit family and re-trace their roots. Prior to retiring, Jane, worked as a secretary for the Suburban News for many years, where she made lots of life-long friends. Jane will be fondly remembered as a “caregiver” to anyone in need; she was very compassionate towards her family, friends, and those that were less fortunate. She was kind and generous of her time and talents to help anyone; Jane never held a grudge; she was always very forgiving and willing to put others needs ahead of her own. She was funny, she was faithful and she was feisty, just the right mix of sweet and sassy. She was truly an “angel on earth.” Jane's unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends was evident in everything she did and she always did everything with a warm smile and a friendly manner. Jane was truly a remarkable lady who will forever be in the hearts of those she touched. Jane was the beloved wife of 60 years to Norman D. MacEachern, devoted mother of Karen Strem and her partner Frank Moss of North Andover, Patty Fay and her husband Mike of Wilmington, Janice Hanlon and her husband Billy of Billerica, Nancy Acquaviva and her husband Dave of Haverhill and Joe MacEachern and his wife Annie of Londonderry, NH. Loving “Nana” of Justin, Matthew and his wife Michelle, Brendan, Mikey and his wife Kristen, Sean, Corey and his wife Dana, Brett, Tyler, Emily, Kyle, Shane, Ava and great-granddaughter Delaney Mae. Cherished daughter of the late Allan and Alberta (MacInnis) MacMullin, dear sister of Allan MacMullin and his wife Mary of Billerica, Clare MacNeil of Tewksbury, Margaret Keefe and her husband Joe of Lowell, Mary Toombs and her husband Lenny of Tewksbury, the late Alberta "Snooks" MacEachern, Paul, James, and Eileen MacMullin. Jane is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, on Wednesday, October 2nd, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Wilmington. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane's memory may be made to Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain Association, 22 SE Fifth Ave., Suite D., Gainesville, FL 32601, fpa-support.org.

MacDONALD
In the early morning hours of Monday, September 30th, Donnie “Red” MacDonald from the Red Rows in Inverness shuffled off his mortal coil. He passed peacefully at the age of 84, following a life filled with friends, good times, and his loving extended family. Donald Aubrey was born to Mary Florence and John F. MacDonald, was educated at Holy Family High in Inverness, St. F.X., and Dalhousie University, where he received his degree in law. He practised law in Alberta for 30 years and then took up a new direction, one he treasured above all else, working for the Drop In Centre in Calgary, where he would outfit and find jobs for those down on their luck. He did this well into his 70s. He believed strongly in social justice and that everyone is deserving of being treated fairly, equally, and with dignity. A proud man, he openly admitted that one of the greatest achievements of his life was overcoming his alcoholism. He spent some time at a facility in Saskatchewan in order to help put his addiction to rest. With his intelligence, wit, and humour, it was always special to have him in your circle and this will be sadly missed in a world in need of a good laugh and a clear view. Don loved his family most of all, as well as chocolate, ice cream, sports, and all things pertaining to the great outdoors. He is survived by his beloved children: Allison (Bryan), Calgary; John (Judy), Red Deer; grandchildren, Nick, Blair, Olivia, and Ray: his brother Rankin (Cindy); special nieces and nephews, Kelly, Matthew, and April; and wife, Lori. “Mention Coolie (Francis MacNeil) in my obit,” he always joked, “he was always my best friend.” He was predeceased by his mom, dad, and brother “Red” Jack (John Francis) MacDonald (Cathy). After spending 60 years in Alberta, he still called Inverness home and will return next summer with his family to rest in the place that gave him strength and heart. A private family service has taken place in Alberta.

GILLIS
Mary Anne Gillis, 89, of Inverness, formerly of Gillisdale, passed peacefully away October 2nd in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in South West Margaree, she was the eldest daughter of Archy B. and Mary Margaret (MacLellan) MacLellan. In 1952 she married Angus Jim Gillis of Gillisdale, where they spent their married life. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (David) Clarke, Inverness; sons: Jim (Patricia), Pine Tree; Alex (Jeanita) Lyons Brook; Ron (Sukhee) Kentville; daughter-in-law, Jeannette Gillis, Cambridge; sister, Jessie Green, Toronto; cousin, Vincent (Mary) Gillis, Truro, who she regarded as a brother. Also, survived by her grandchildren: Christy (Jeremy), Eric, Wilfred (Alicia) Craig (Crystal), Amie, Maggie (Adam), and great-grandchildren, Alex, Chris, and Evie. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Angus Jim, daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Gillis, and sister Catherine Isabel. Mary Anne rested in Inverness Funeral Home on Friday, October 4th. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 5th, in St. Joseph's Church, SW Margaree, with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, SW Margaree. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

COHOON
On Tuesday, September 3rd, Cassie Deveaux Cohoon, Montreal, died at the age of 84 years. Born in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, she moved to Montreal after completing high school. She worked as a stenographer and quickly progressed to responsible secretarial positions that saw her live and work in New York City and Paris, before continuing her career in Montreal. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Thomas More Institute in Montreal and remained associated with the Institute as a class leader. She was also an active member of the C.J. Jung Society of Montreal. She followed her passion for writing as a freelance journalist. After researching her Acadian roots, she published her first book “Severine” in 2007, followed by “Jeanne Dugas of Acadia” in 2013 and its French translation in 2019. Cassie was the daughter of the late Auguste (á Charles) Deveaux and Louise (á Kenneth) Bourgeois and the beloved wife of the late Douglas Haig Cohoon. She is survived by: her son, Tim Deveaux; her sister, Jeannine (Pedro) Simon; her brothers Elbert and Marcel (Sylvia) Deveaux; her aunt Jeannette Aucoin; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  A grave side service will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery (old), Cheticamp on Saturday, October 12th, at 1:00 p.m. with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CHIASSON
Bernice Chiasson, age 69, Cheticamp, passed away on Friday, September 27th, at home. Bernice was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Marguerite “Maggie” (Larade) Camus. Bernice lived in Ontario until her husband’s death in 1991, where she worked at Carlton Cards, a job she was very proud of. She returned home to care for her mom and two sisters. She loved children and loved to talk about the past. She had a very kind heart. Bernice is survived by brothers, Patrice Camus, and Napoleon Camus; sister, Marina Camus. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Charles Chiasson; sisters, Germaine Cormier and Bella Camus; a brother and sister in infancy and brother-in-law, Bernard Cormier. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 2nd, in l’Église St. Pierre (Vestry) with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

ROSS
The family announces, with sorrow, the passing of John James “Jim” Ross on Friday, May 24th, 2019, at the age of 99 years. Dear son of the late Harry and Annie May (nee McNeil) Ross. Beloved husband of the late Matilda “Tillie” Ross (nee McIntyre); beloved father of David, Sudbury; beloved grandfather of Fay (Steve); beloved great-grandfather of Julian and Aiden. He was born in a farm house on the Banks Road in Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the second youngest in a family of six. A Celebration of Life will be held at a memorial Mass in St. Andrew’s Church, Boisdale, on Saturday, October 12th, at 12:00 noon, with Rev. Varghese Purhuparampil officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, followed by a reception at the Boisdale Fire Hall. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

McDANIEL
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Frances Walburga McDaniel after a brief illness. She passed away in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on September 24th. “Francie” square danced her way onto the “Red Rows” on August 27th, 1935, a daughter to Margaret Belle (Cameron), Margaree, and John Archie MacPhee, Mabou Coal Mines. After school, in Inverness, Frances followed her sister Patricia to Boston where she worked for six years. In 1962, she married Frank and lived on military bases in Summerside, PEI, Germany, and Greenwood before settling in Margaree Forks in 1976. Frances had a very generous heart and remembered everyone's birthday. She gave many years of care to her sister Agatha and nephew Francis MacKinnon, whom she loved very much. Frances was fiercely proud of her Cape Breton roots, loved Celtic music and culture. She adored her sons, grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and extended family across Canada, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Francie loved to attend ceilidhs, concerts, and summers spent in Point Cross with her sister, Pat. Every year she went to Boston to celebrate the American Thanksgiving. One of her passions was travelling and in recent years she visited Toronto, Las Vegas, and went to NYC for her 80th birthday. She was always able to find an “Irish Pub” where ever she travelled. Staunchly independent, Frances lived life on her own terms and had a very active social life. She will be missed by many friends, relatives, and neighbours and “the birthday group” with whom she had many dinners and good times. She was a member of the St. Michael’s Parish, the church choir, and the Catholic Women's League of Canada. Frances is survived by her sons: Andy (Laverne), Dartmouth; Mathew (Melanie), Edmonton; grand children: Claire and Christopher, Edmonton; her sister Patricia O’Neil, Massachusetts; Mack MacPhee, Margaree; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis McDaniel; sisters: Mary and Agatha; brothers: Tommy and John Neil. Cremation has taken place, visitation was at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, East Margaree on Friday, September 27th.  Funeral Mass was in St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Saturday, September 28th, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating.  Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, NE Margaree, following the reception. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Francie may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The funeral Mass was under the direction of St. Michael’s Bereavement Committee. Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacDONALD
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Jean Frances MacDonald on September 29th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with family by her side. Jean was born on May 3rd, 1934, daughter of the late Alex and Flora (Gillis) Batherson of Port Hood, NS. Jean was a devoted wife and mother, who always put others first; looking after everyone with her cooking and baking. She enjoyed playing cards, a good fiddle tune, crossword puzzles, her home in Colindale, and drives with the love of her life. Jean is survived by her husband of 64 years, Angus L.; her children: James A. (Linda) Port Hood; Joey (Donna) Port Hawkesbury; Teddy (Kathi) Port Hood; John P., Inverness; Darlene (Dennis) Mabou Harbour; Angela (Allan) Port Hood; Bernie (Amanda) Inverness; Lewis (Ruth) Port Hood; David, Port Hood; Sheldon (Kenneth) Marion Bridge; Lisa (Darryl) Ft. McMurray; daughter- in-law Joanne; sisters: Delores, Bernice, and Gloria; and brother Bernard. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by daughter Rosalie (Lane); son in infancy; grandson Keegan; brother Earl; and sister Dianne. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Inverness County Palliative Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2nd, at Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peters Church, Port Hood, Thursday, October 3rd, with Father Eugene Morris officiating. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

BEATON
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, Mary Jessie Beaton, age 98, of St. Ninian, Nova Scotia, on September 24th at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 24th, 1920, at River Center, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Flora (MacIsaac) Campbell. She was the last surviving member of her family. As the youngest of nine siblings. Mom lost her own mother at the tender age of 16 months. At an early age she learned the meaning of family, love, compassion, faith, strength, and resilience. Throughout her life she carried these values and instilled these qualities in her children and grandchildren. She had incredible faith, and in her later years when she could no longer attend Mass, she never missed Mass for Shut Ins. Throughout the years, if you had the opportunity to visit with Mom, she wouldn’t let you leave without a good cup of tea, some homemade bread, and a plate of sweets. She also had a knack for making her visitors feel as though they were part of her own family. One of the biggest enjoyments in her life was her card games, and if a game was not happening, she would be busy on the phone organizing one to be played at her house. Her card playing friends, both young and old, came from all the surrounding communities to St. Ninian, as they enjoyed her company as much as she enjoyed theirs. Mom celebrated life and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining in her home (the more the merrier) as she loved listening to their stories as well as sharing some of her own. She especially loved guitar music and her happy place was in a room full of family and a good sing-along while tapping her toes. As the family historian, she had a wonderful memory, especially for dates and relationships. When she wasn’t busy entertaining or socializing, she could be found reading, knitting, watching Jeopardy, the Blue Jays, or making puzzles all of which kept her mind sharp. On more than one occasion she dressed up for Halloween and joined in on the local parades. Mom, also known as Gramma and GG to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved giving affection as well as receiving it. No family member ever left a visit without a big hug, a kiss, and “I love you.” She is survived by her children: Florence, Judique; Danena, St Ninian; Gerard (Claire), Mabou; Theresa (Arthur) Mabou; Colin (Joan), Boston; Virginia (Gordie) Judique; Lauchie (Liz) Troy; Charlie (Diane) Port Hood; and Jackie Campbell (Thunder Bay), whom she loved and raised as her own. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Brennan (Sandra), Meghan, Andrew (Lindsay), John, Ryan (Amey), Kyle (Krista), Erin (Trevor), Krissy (Jeremy), David (Danette), Patricia (Cohen), and Stacy (Kevin); and by 14 great-grandchildren: Denver, Ally, Jack, Jessie, Paige, Charli, Nolan, Emerson, Ivy, Eamonn, Levi, Olan, Peyton, and Quinn. She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Theresa MacDonell, Judique Intervale; Kaye Brady, Dartmouth; Elizabeth Beaton, Mabou; and Emma Beaton, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander, her sons Malcolm (Sandy), Donald Angus, and Joseph; brothers: Dan (Jean), John Hector (Bessie), John Angus (Christie), Roddie (Mary Ann), Collie; and sisters: Catherine Cannon (Ernest), Margaret MacDonald (John Alex), and a sister in infancy. Visitation was held on Sunday, September 29th, at the Judique Fire Hall. Funeral Mass was held on Monday in St. Andrews Church in Judique, with Rev. Allan MacMillan officiating, burial followed in parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews Cemetery Fund, Inverness Palliative Care Society, or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Expressions of sympathy may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca. “Love you Mom.”

POIRIER
Dora May Poirier, age 87, Cheticamp, passed away on Monday, September 9th, at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Cheticamp, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Clothilde (Ivy) Harris. Dora May is survived by: son Daniel (Cecile) Poirier; daughters, Sylvia Roach, Hilda Poirier, Dorinne (Napolean) Camus, Marie Jeanne (John) Burton, Stella (Barry) Reid, Ginette Poirier (Clarence Timmons); brother, Willie (Annette) Harris; sister, Marie Louise (Henri Edouard) Deveau; and sister-in-law Therese Harris. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Dora May was predeceased by her husband Auguste Poirier; daughter, Claudette McLean; sons-in-law, Louis Joseph Roach and Clifford Poirier; brothers, Patrick Harris, Tommy Harris, Joseph Harris; sisters, Agnes Blanchard, Germaine Ludyka, Marie Cecile Vienneau, Lucie Anne Chiasson, Marie Louise Harris, and Marie Eveline Harris. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was celebrated in Èglise St. Pierre, Cheticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MACLEAN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel Hugh MacLean, on Sunday, September 8th, at the Toronto Grace Hospital at the age of 76. Loving husband of Blanche, cherished father of Jerry (Angel) and Jim (Lesli), and proud grandfather of Joey, Matthew, David, and Brandon. Dear brother of John and Mary. Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Hughena and brother Neil. Daniel was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, and he moved to Toronto where he met Blanche and was married for 53 years. Daniel had a long career with Unilever and in his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Daniel will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. In keeping with Daniel’s wishes, a private family service was held. If desired, donations in memory of Daniel can be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or the Toronto Grace Hospital.

BURNS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emélie Burns, age 94, of Chéticamp, on September 11th at the Foyer Pére Fiset. Born in Kénogami, Québec, on November 30th, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Philomène (Deveau) Beaudry. Through the years, Emélie enjoyed travelling with her husband and friends, having travelled to Europe, Hawaii, Florida, and to different islands in the south. While home, she enjoyed bowling (having been the captain of her team for years). She particularly enjoyed receiving her family for Sunday suppers. Before moving to the Foyer Père Fiset, she could always be seen sitting by her window in her rocking chair watching and waving to people passing by. At the Foyer, Emélie participated in all activities almost to the end, especially exercises and jigsaws puzzles. She will be sadly missed by her two sons, Louis Paul (Patricia), Chéticamp, André (Estelle), Shédiac, NB; her daughter, Noella Chiasson, Chéticamp; her grandchildren, Wanda, Shelly, Lisa, Bruce, and Tanya; seven great-grandchildren, Shannon, Dylan, Bryanna, Korall, MacKenzie, Alex, and Patrick; three sisters, Lucienne (Léo), Halifax, Georgette and Marie Louise, also of Halifax; and also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Henri Aucoin (1965); her second husband, Edmond Burns (2009); her eldest son, Joseph Hubert(2018); daughter-in-law, Carmella AuCoin (2015); and three grandsons, Gregory AuCoin (1972), Roger Aucoin(1992), and Ricky Chiasson (2017); sisters, Floranda Pluscollette and Emilienne Beaudry; brothers, George Beaudry, Charles Emile Beaudry, and Rénee Beaudry. At the request of the family, there was no viewing. Funeral Mass was held at l’Église St. Pierre in Chéticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the Foyer Père Fiset of Chéticamp, funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

BEATON
John Regis Beaton, age 73, of Pugwash, NS, formerly of Mabou, passed away peacefully September 18th, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney on January 4th, 1946, he was a son of the late Angus D. and Flora Beaton. He was a very kind and compassionate man who loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and trapping. He had a passion for music (especially John Allan Cameron) and loved strumming his guitar. John Regis is survived by: brothers, Don, Sydney; Damien (Maureen), Mabou; Larry (Linda), Mabou; Fabian (Rosemary) Hamilton, ON; Harold, Fall River; sisters, Marian (Roddie) MacLennan, Halifax; Willanna (Bill) MacDonald, Mabou; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Marguerite Beaton, Pictou. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Angela Herzog (2007), brothers Clarence (2016) and Hugh R. (2018). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. There will be a private family burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mabou. A celebration of life will be held at Mabou Fire Hall ,11287 HWY 19, Wednesday September 25th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Schizophrenia Society, St. Mary's Cemetery, Mabou, Sunset Adult Residential Centre, or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

LARADE-POIRIER
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marie Ediana “Dianne” Larade-Poirier, after a very courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, on Wednesday, September 11th. Dianne was born in Cheticamp on February 10th, 1952, to parents, Frederick and Eulalie (Poirier) Larade. Throughout her life she was a very hard worker and had her own cleaning service business in Halifax. She always met any challenge with strength and courage ready to conquer whatever was thrown at her. Dianne was very happy to be able to make a trip to Ontario to celebrate her sons 25th wedding anniversary just the week before her passing, this time with family meant the world to her. She leaves behind her husband, James Paul Poirier; her son, Robert (Tracy) Sine, Brockville, Ontario; her daughter, Freda Larade-vanFeggelen, Kentville, Nova Scotia; grandchildren, Alexander, Samuel, Nicholas, Christian, Anneka, and Luc; sisters, Marie Louise Camus, Annette Cessford, Marie Adele Muise, Madeleine Aucoin, and Yvette Larade; brothers, Napoleon, Jules, and Ronnie. Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters, Lorraine Lebrun and Marguerite Marie Deveau; brothers, Robert, Pierre Louis, and Roger. You are forever in our hearts, until we meet again. Visitation was held at the Cheticamp Community Church with the funeral service following with Pastor Pierre Chaisson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to QEII Palliative Care, Halifax. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

FRANK
Robert Frank, age 94, of Mabou Coal Mines, formally of New York, passed away on September 9th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Robert was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on November 9th, 1924, to the late Henri and Rosy Frank. He was a world-renowned photographer/filmmaker and was the recipient of many awards for all of his achievements. Robert is survived by his wife, June Leaf, and cousin, Ellen Kaufmann. Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Andrea; son, Pablo, and brother, Freddy. Respecting Roberts wishes, a private gathering of friends will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DOYLE
Thomas Francis Doyle of East Margaree passed away peacefully (after a lengthy battle with cancer) on September 9th in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital; surrounded by family and friends. Tommy was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, on December 23rd, 1943, to parents, Thomas Patrick and Mary Ellen (Hannigan) Doyle. He is survived by his daughter, Heather Irene Doyle; son Christopher Anthony Doyle, both of Toronto; sister, Charlene (Wally) Ivany; brothers, Raymond (May), Jerry and Francis; also, many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Josephine, Margaret, Lillian, Helen, Agnes, and Ann Marie; brothers, William, Daniel, Michael, and Patrick. Funeral was on Saturday, September 14th, in St. Patrick’s Church with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Memorial donations in memory of the late Tom Doyle may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

DOUCET
Lomer Denis Doucet, March 5, 1925 – August 23, 2019. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mr. Lomer Denis Doucet (formerly of Waltham, Cheticamp, and Grand Etang) on Friday, August 23rd, 2019, at Hanover District Hospital in Hanover, Ontario, with family at his side after a five-year struggle with Alzheimers. He was 94. Lomer was born on March 5th, 1925, in Grand Etang, Nova Scotia, where he worked as the local blacksmith. In 1962, he moved his family to Waltham, Massachusetts, where he made his living as a carpenter until his retirement. He retired to Cheticamp where he continued his woodworking craft by making models of houses, churches, and other structures that were of importance to him. One of which was the beautiful model of Cheticamp’s St. Peter’s church, which he donated to and is now displayed in the back of that church. He leaves to mourn his wife, Marie Domithilde; sons, Daniel (Mary) and Arthur (Karen); grandchildren, Kyle, Nicole (Brendan), Renee (Damian), Kasey, Michael; great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Liam, Olivia, Aubrey, Mason; and brother-in-law Francis Aucoin. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Lomer was predeceased by his parents, the late John J. Doucet and Louise (Cormier) Doucet; his brothers, Joseph, George, Willie James, Hector, and Leonard; as well as his sisters, Catherine, Rose, Marie Sophie, and Viola. Family and friends will honour and remember Lomer's life by gathering for a memorial at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, on September 21st, at 10:00 a.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of the late Lomer Denis Doucet may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Sunset Funeral Co-operative. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

CUMMINGS
With tremendous sadness, we would like to announce the death of Duncan Cummings on Saturday, September 14th. He was surrounded by his loving and adoring family. Duncan was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (MacEachen) Cummings of Mabou Harbour. He is survived by his wife Josephine (Gillis), his sister Juanita (Brampton), his brothers, Dan Archie (Jane), Edmund (Celia), Jimmy (Barbara), all of Mabou, and Jerome of Inverness; his five children, Cindy Negus (Michael) Ottawa, David (Melissa) Halifax, Lisa Rodney (Vance) Yarmouth, Darren (Tracey) Port Hawkesbury, and Dwayne (Jennifer) Oshawa; his 15 grandchildren, Caitlin, Kylie of Ottawa, Kennedy, Logan of Halifax, Lucas, Grace of Yarmouth, Georgia, Lainey, Myca, Callie of Port Hawkesbury, and Jake, Brett, Thomas John (T.J.), Cooper, and Max of Oshawa; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Duncan was predeceased by his brothers John Robert and Roddie, and his sisters, Martha and Anna. After attending school, Duncan made his way to Elliot Lake, and then Connecticut, where his bride joined him. After a short time there, they moved to Boston where they had their first two children, and then moved back to Nova Scotia where they had three more. Upon settling in Creignish, Duncan established Cummings Construction Limited and then later opened two Subway franchises. Duncan’s proudest accomplishments were his children who looked up to him as the most honest, hard working, respectful, moral, and wise person they could have known. While being a man of few words, he led by example and worked hard to instil strong values and honourable character in his children, who promise to carry his legacy forward. Visitation took place at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on Monday September 16th. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Creignish, with Father Eugene Morris officiating. A reception followed at the Creignish Recreation Centre. Words of condolences may be shared with the family at www.haverstock.com. Donations in Duncan’s memory may be made to Nova Scotia Health Authority–Palliative Care. Thank you for being a wonderful husband and father.  We love you and will forever miss you.

SARGENT
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Peter Craig Sargent, aged 71 years. Peter passed away suddenly on September 1st, in West Mabou, Nova Scotia. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 7, 1947, Peter was the son of the late Donald and Doris Sargent. He graduated from Quincy High School, then went on to Agricultural College at the University of Massachusetts and immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1974 with his loving wife and best friend Jeanne (Burke Sargent). He was a jack of all trades, working as a welder, herdsman, and pulp cutter and was very involved in the Cursillio movement in previous years as well as an associate member of the CNDs (Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame), and is a former member of the Inverness County singers. Other than his wife, Peter leaves to mourn his five beloved children (of whom he was so proud): Andrew Sargent (Erinn Roy, West Mabou NS), Timothy Sargent (Amanda Campbell, AB), Evan Sargent (Sandy Race, Syracuse NY), Nora Jeanne Sargent, and Neil Sargent. His pride and joy was being a grandpa to Grace, Alex, Natalie, Hannah, and Cameron, all of whom will miss him dearly. He is also survived by one brother, James Douglas Sargent (Maureen Heinz) of Hanover, Massachusetts and a sister, Heather Sargent, of Quincy, Massachusetts, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Peter was a kind, gentle, happy soul, who found pleasure from the simple things in life and saw humour where few would understand the joke. A master storyteller, Peter loved nothing more than sitting down for a chat and to exchange a few yarns. He particularly enjoyed the odd stop into the Ceilidh Fishermen’s Co-op to shoot the breeze with staff and local fishermen, as well as get in a few digs when the Boston Bruins or the Red Sox had beaten Toronto. He loved his Cape Breton home, but was equally proud of his Celtic and American roots and, up until the last months of his life, went on morning walks along West Mabou Beach where, as a devoted follower of Jesus, he would say his prayers of gratitude and connect with his saviour through nature. He was a hard-working woodsman and cut many a cord of pulpwood in his day. Peter Sargent was a man of incredible physical and mental strength, profound intellect and insight, a lover of Irish literature and poetry, and took care to ensure that his children valued people and relationships over material things. In the weeks leading to his passing, Peter was blessed with a family reunion of all his children and grandchildren, and for him, there was no greater happiness than being surrounded by his loved ones. As per Peter’s request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to the compassionate care of Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation took place Thursday, September 5th, at Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral Mass took place on Friday September 6th, in St Peter’s Church, Port Hood, officiated by Father Vincent vanZutphen, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MARPLE
Christena Margaret Marple, age 81, of Inverness Inverary Manor, and formerly from Margaree Harbour, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22nd, in Inverary Manor. Christena was born September 4, 1937, in Margaree Harbour and was a daughter of the late John Lewis Marple and Mary Christena (MacDonnell) Marple. She is survived by her sisters, Helen Deagle, Inverness, and Mildred Johnson in East Margaree; brothers, Richard (Joy) Ontario, Jackie, British Columbia, and Winston (Jeannine) Margaree Harbour; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ralph, infant brother, sister, and brothers-in-law Lawrence Deagle and Charles Johnson. Christena worked at various jobs and many in the local area remember her as the gatekeeper at St. Anne’s. She also worked for Alexander Graham Bell’s grandson as a nanny for his children both in Cape Breton and USA. Christena loved to play jokes, cards, games, bingo, darts, and fishing. This past summer, Christena had the opportunity to go fishing twice with the Manor and she loved it. She always was smiling and loved when you stopped in for a visit. Christena will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. At Christena’s request, there is no visitation or funeral Mass. A grave side burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Christena may be made to the Inverary Manor, Inverness, where Christena lived the past few years and where she met many people who cared for her as she cared for them. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CANNON
Paul Gerard Cannon, aged 60 years, of Port Hood, passed away on Sunday, September 1st. Born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on April 9th, 1959, he was the son of the late Michael Ernest and Catherine Anne (Campbell) Cannon. Paul had deep faith and treasured family above all things. He was a caring and loving father and grandfather. Paul (aka Boomer) played and coached hockey, spending hours at arenas watching his children and grandchildren take to the sport that he loved so much. Paul also enjoyed harness racing, playing cards (particularly a lively game of SCAT), watching his beloved New York Islanders, hunting and travelling the back roads of Inverness County. Paul and Sheila welcomed many of all ages to their home. He thoroughly enjoyed those times, in this place that was affectionately coined “Cannon Country.” Paul worked at the Department of Transportation for 30 years, where he made many life-long and cherished friends. With his quick wit, generous heart and warm hugs; Paul made each one of us feel like we were his favourite. Paul’s cheerful ‘hi buddy’ meant that he was there, not only to talk, but to listen. A true friend to all, he will be greatly missed. Paul was a devoted husband to the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Sheila (Dobbin) Cannon; dedicated father to their children Katie (Callum) McDaniel, Julie (Colin Allen), Daniel (Keisha), and Kevin. Paul was beloved Grampie to Rowen, Carly, Hannah, and Finley McDaniel; Kieran Allen; Eli and Carson Cannon. Also left to grieve their dear brother, are Jackie Campbell (late Patricia) of Rossport, Ontario, Florence McGary (Tom) of Framingham, MA, Shirley Campbell (Sam) of Milford, MA, Ernest Cannon (Pauline) of Holiston, MA, Lorraine MacDonald (Brian), and Barbara Cannon MacDonald (Edward) of Port Hood, NS. Paul was also dearly loved by his mother-in-law, Mary Dobbin; extended family Coleen and Lauchie MacIsaac, Greg and Elizabeth Dobbin, Blaise and Michelle Dobbin, and Patrick and Susan Dobbin. Paul was also a much-loved uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his father-in-law Charles (Chuck) Dobbin.Visitation was held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Monday, September 9th. Funeral Mass was held in St. Peter’s Parish Church on Tuesday, September 10th, with Father Bernie MacDonald and Father Vincent vanZutphen presiding. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, or the Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “And the Greatest of these is Love.”

GILLIS
John Gregory Gillis, age 77, Antigonish, NS, passed away on August 10th at St Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, NS. He was the son of Daniel and Cassie (Kennedy) Gillis. He is survived by sisters, Helen (his twin), Claire, and Joan. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Sandra, and brothers, Allen and Gerard. After graduating from high school, he attended the Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario, The Nova Scotia Institute of Technology and St. F.X. University, Antigonish, NS. He worked at St. F.X. University as a chef for many years before retiring to pursue his many other interests. He was an avid historian who enjoyed sharing his interests and knowledge with family, friends, and all those who cared to listen and participate. The sinking of the ship "The Princess Sophia" off the Alaskan Coast was of special interest, having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. His grandaunt and her two children were on the passenger list. He read many historical books, enjoyed restoring antiques and collected many photos of interest during his lifetime. He did considerable travelling throughout Europe and North America in earlier years. Gregory was a choir member around Antigonish area and sang gleefully in both English and Gaelic. He also volunteered in many area organizations. He was a member of the KOC. He spent many long hours working in his gardens around his home to the delight of visitors and others who passed by just to look at his work. Joey and Tiffy were frequent travellers throughout these gardens. There will be no visitation. Funeral will be held at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, 121 St. Ninian Street, Antigonish, NS, on Friday, September 6th, at 11:00 a.m. Officiant will be Rev. Donald MacGillivary. Reception will follow. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit), St. Ninian’s Cemetery Fund, Stella Maris Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be sent at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

DRAKE
With sad hearts, the family announces the sudden passing of Kelvin Drake on August 26th at age 80. He grew up in North East Margaree, the youngest of seven children of the late John and Florence (Austin) Drake.  Kelvin is survived by his daughters, Cindy Krawczyk, Florida; Stacy Drake and fiancé Steve Hickman, Indiana; and Lottie Long, Florida; his sister Isabel Taylor, Halifax; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his daughter Sherry Drake, sisters Elizabeth, Isobella (in infancy), and Anne; and brothers James and Murdoch. After many years in the USA (Illinois), Kelvin returned to Canada making Margaree, Grand Etang, and finally Whycocomagh his home, where he became very active in the community. Kelvin was an avid reader and always open to discuss any topic at great length. His wide circle of friends will always remember his extraordinarily kind nature. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life and interment will be at a later date. Donations in Kelvin’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

CHIASSON
Joanne Chiasson, age 57, Grand Étang, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28th, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. She was the daughter of the late Joseph à Pierre and Lillian (AuCoin) Chiasson. She was predeceased by her brother, Ricky Chiasson. Joanne worked at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park for many years as a park attendant. She has many great coworkers and friends. Gisele Doucet, who has been by Joanne’s side for the past 10 years, was like a sister to Joanne. Joanne’s favorite past time was going overnight on a shopping trip to Sydney. Joanne was admitted to the Foyer Père Fiset on July 25th, 2008. She will be remembered by all the residents, staff, and friends for the loving and caring person she was. A memorial service was held at the Père Fiset Guest Home. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph du Moine. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CAMERON
Mary (Beaton) Cameron. Mom was born in Glenora Falls, Cape Breton, on September 21st, 1929.  She had 12 siblings (eight brothers and four sisters). She is survived by her brother Stanley (Michelin) Beaton and her sister Monica (John Dan) Beaton. Mom and Dad had nine children, Alex (Ann), Anita (David), Donald (deceased), Patricia (Terry), Francis (Abelina), Ray (Cathy), Stanley (Charlotte), Gary, and Dennis. She dearly loved and was loved by her 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. While caring for her five younger siblings due to her mom passing away at age 47, Mom completed her Nova Scotia teaching license and became a member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. She taught at the Glenora school before marrying her beloved husband, Donald D. Cameron of Riverville. Mom worked tirelessly all her life taking care of family. She was an excellent cook, every table was filled with the best of homemade food from the farm including cheese and curds, butter, pickles, beets, biscuits, bread, farmed beef, chicken, and pork. We can't remember a meal without homemade cheese and biscuits, a beautiful dessert made from jars of preserves, and cookies and squares. Mom looked forward, every summer, to her much-loved Ontario and New Brunswick families arriving home to enjoy Cape Breton music and fresh seafood and homemade cheese and fiddle and piano music played by family and friends. Mom loved to bowl in earlier years and play cards at home and at the Mabou hall. Mom and Dennis were always a team at the card games. In later years, Mom was employed by the Strathlorne Tree Nursery for about 11 years. The family are forever grateful to our youngest brother Dennis for his constant love and devotion and patience with mom, especially in the last years of her life. His never-ending kindness and caring ways meant everything to Mom and to the family.  As mom said in her last days when she spoke about Dennis “we were buddies.” These were special moments that we will never forget. Mom, from age 17 when your mother passed away and you were left to care for your five younger siblings and later through the years caring for Dad’s elderly parents and your nine children, your life was a life of love and service to family. We will surely miss having you in our lives. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 3rd, in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

BOUDREAU
Joseph Gérard Bourdreau, age 90, of Chéticamp, Inverness County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28th, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his family. Born in Chéticamp, he was the son of the late Anselme and Zoé (Deveau) Boudreau. Gérard loved working outdoors at his cabin on Chéticamp Island, playing crib, listening to fiddle music and French Acadian songs, and spending time with family and friends. He was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp. He was a community leader all his life, as a local business owner (Chéticamp Welding and Machine Shop) since 1958, member and later chief of the Chéticamp Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus. Gérard loved his home community of Chéticamp and spent his entire life contributing to its development and ensuring that people always remembered and understood its history. Chéticamp would not have been the same without him. Among his many accomplishments, both big and small, were the installation of interpretive signs on the Quai Mathieu to explain the history of the local Gypsum Mine; the publication of the history of the Chéticamp Volunteer Fire Department, and his father's memoirs (from which he contributed the profits to the installation of the cross at the new community cemetery). But to us, his children and grandchildren, he was simply our beloved Pape and Pépère: a good and kind man. We will miss him. Gérard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy; his children Denise (Lawrence), Géraldine (Joe), Geoffrine (Mark), and Harold (Kristen); his grandchildren Alex, Sam, Ben, Gabby, Henry, Thérèse, Moira, Connor, and Kathryn; great-grandchildren Ben and Isabela; brother Edmond; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred, Arthur, Tassien, Simon Pierre, Laurent; and sisters, Marie Yvonne, Bernadette, and Beatrice. Visitation was held at the Chéticamp Funeral Home on Sunday. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Église St Pierre, Chéticamp, on Monday, with Reverend Bill Burke officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

AUCOIN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Anne Aucoin, of Chéticamp, at the age of 74, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Thursday, August 22nd. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Aucoin and the late Marie Emma (Poirier) Aucoin. Marie Anne married Gilles Aucoin at the age of 22 and lived in Chéticamp, where they raised two daughters, Ginette and Joanne. Over the years, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital, Chéticamp Credit Union, and Acadian Motel, but dedicated most of her life to caring for her family, children, and nine grandchildren. Always thinking about others, Marie Anne served the community by reading in church, serving at lunches and by being a reliable friend and offering support in times of need. We will always remember Marie Anne for her love of quilting, fashion, gardening, spending time with friends, and her witty sense of humour. Even during her illness, Marie Anne showed remarkable courage and continued to enjoy the company of friends and family. Marie Anne is survived by her husband, Gilles Aucoin; daughters, Ginette (Marcel) Aucoin and Joanne (Kirk) Foran; brothers, Chester (Ethel) Aucoin, Russell Aucoin, and Roger Aucoin; sister, Marie Thérèse (René) Aucoin; grandchildren, Julien, Justin, Andrée, Sophie, Nicolas, Louise, Caroline, Jacob, Isabelle. Visitation was held on Monday, August 26th, at Chéticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, August 27th, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia or Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

GILLIS
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Catherine Isabel “CB” Gillis, on August 19th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. She was born in Glencoe on August 30th, 1933, a daughter to the late Duncan and Flora (Campbell) MacMaster. CB was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, and was an active member of the CWL and the Glencoe Station Auxiliary. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone and generously gave her time, cooking for church suppers or other community fundraisers. Possibly her favorite pastime was getting together with family and friends to have a good game of cards. She will be greatly missed by John, her husband of 58 years; son, Gordon (Doreen); grandchildren, Venessa (Blaze) Clarkin, Little Judique; Colten (Keisha), Cleveland; Dawson, Riley, and Sierra, Hawthorne; great-grandchildren, Jerzee, Jazmyn, Jaylah, and Tiana; sister, Ann (John) MacDonald, Port hood; sister-in-law, Mamie MacMaster, Oakville, Ontario, also many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brothers, John Duncan and Angus, and her nephew, Wayne. Visitation was held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place, Sunday, August 25th. Funeral Mass was at St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, Monday, August 26th, with Father Vincent VanZutphen officiating. Memorial donations in memory of the late Catherine Isabel “CB” Gillis may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

HAWLEY
We are sad to announce the passing of Eileen May Hawley (nee Wootton) on Thursday, August 22nd, as a result of complications from her diabetes. She passed while surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was born October 31st, 1936, in Middlesex, England, to Lesley and Dorothy Wootton (nee Skingle). She loved to play bingo and was always up for a game of cards. After moving to Port Hood with her late husband Alex, they loved to entertain neighbours and friends and enjoyed socializing with them at the Guitar Club as well as local parades and events throughout the year. She was an active member of the legion and St. Peter's Parish. She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Barb) Kinsella and Edward Kinsella, and daughter Marilyn (Dave) Stevenson. She is also survived by her stepson John (Carmen) Hawley and stepdaughter Christine (Gary) Ashthrop. Also left behind to mourn are: her sister, Wendy Houghton of Bicester, England, and brother, Ted Wootton of Ruislip England, as well as her eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She has gone to join her late husbands, Alex Hawley and Edward Kinsella. She is also predeceased by: her daughters Debbie Kinsella, Sandra (Kevin) Hogan: grandson, Edward Kinsella: and her siblings Jean, John, Patricia, Valerie, and Lesley. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia or Inverary Manor, Inverness. Visitation was held on Tuesday at Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Father Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

MacDONELL
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Cassie (MacDonald) MacDonell, aged 82. Cassie passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 19th, with her loving family by her side. Born in Glencoe Mills on October 17th, 1936, Cassie was the daughter of Katie Ann (Campbell) and Alex Angus MacDonald. Cassie was a kind and generous woman with a warm smile and beautiful heart. In her early years, Cassie did live-in child care and cooking for many families from the Brook Village, Glendale, Port Hawkesbury, and Mabou areas. Cassie then worked at Saint Theresa’s Convent in Sydney, where she cooked and baked many feasts for the sisters at the residence. Cassie’s life was devoted to serving others; throughout her life Cassie cared selflessly for many family members including her ailing father and mother-in-law, mother, sister Mary Ann, and in his final years, her husband Collie. Cassie was well known for her delicious baking, and those who came to the house never went hungry when she made “tea” for them. There were always delectable sweets of all kinds, and her rolls were second to none. Cassie lived for card games and regularly played auction in Port Hood and Judique. She hosted card games at home and would play until the wee hours of the morning with her close friends and family, who will miss her laughter, smile and “lunches.” She loved to play a good joke on her family, friends, and grandchildren; her sense of humour, love of life, family, and friends will be sorely missed by all who knew her. On their frequent trips to the shopping mall, while Collie sat on the bench, Cassie passed the time both shopping and window shopping, and there was always a stop at KFC or the A&W. A woman of extremely deep faith and religious beliefs, Cassie was a member of St. Peter’s Parish CWL. In addition, she faithfully served the church and carried out sanctuary duties by caring for the altar linens in her quiet, unassuming manner. Cassie prayed the Rosary numerous times throughout the day and taught her family and grandchildren to value this beautiful prayer, which she continued to say regularly right up until her final days. Cassie was predeceased by her husband Colin A. MacDonell “Little Collie;” her brothers Donald, John Dan, and Francis; sister Mary Ann; special cousin Isabelle Campbell; and nephews Dwayne Beaton and Glen MacDonald. Cassie leaves behind a family who deeply loved and cherished her. She is survived by her daughters, Colleen O’Connor (Glen) of Port Hood, and Lisa Taylor (Shawn) of Lower Sackville; sisters Annie Mae MacDonald (Donnie) of Port Hood, Jessie Beaton (late Angus) of Mabou; sisters-in-law Marion MacLeod (Malcolm) of Mabou Ridge, Annie Mae MacDonell of Port Hood; grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Christina, Andrew, Mitchell, and Donell of Port Hood, and Jacob and Lily, Lower Sackville; several nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends. Visitation was held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Thursday, August 22nd. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 23rd, in St. Peter’s Parish Church, Port Hood with Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cassie’s memory to the St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood, or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

HUBBARD
With deepest sorrow, we regret to announce the passing of Matthew Stephen Hubbard (age 34), a beloved son, father, family member, and friend. Matthew passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 7th, at home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Those who knew Matthew, even a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Matthew was the son of Theresa Hubbard, Inverness, and the late Donnie MacLellan. He was survived by his two daughters, Ella (11) and Sophie (9), both of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; uncles, Albert, John, Alex, Malcolm, Ron, and Angus; aunts, Cathy, Mary, Peggy, Chris, Anne, and Lizzie. Matthew is also survived by many cousins, extended family, and friends. He is loved on earth as well as in Heaven. Besides his dad, Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents, Robbie and Ella Hubbard and John and Rebecca MacLellan. Visitation will be held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, on Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

GALLANT
Lawrence Gallant, age 71, of East Margaree, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9th, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp. Lawrence was the son of the late Marcellin and Josephine (Daigle) Gallant. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lucille (Muise) Gallant. He is survived by: his sons, Brian (Pam) Gallant, Kirby (Stephanie) Gallant, Corey Gallant and daughter Rhonda (Aaron) Gallant. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Ann, Xavier, and Sophie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

ROMARD
Marie Blanche Romard (Leblanc), 81, from Cheticamp, passed away peacefully on March 23rd, 2019, in Le Foyer Pere Fiset. She was the daughter of the late Phylias and Emma Leblanc, East Margaree. Marie Blanche is survived by her husband, Emmanuel; daughter, Lola; sons, Cyril (Jeanine), Didace (Nicole), Adrien, and Serge; grandchildren, Melinda, Tyler, Evan, Jenna, and Silvio (Wallace); brothers, Simon (Ann), Greg (Therese) and her sister, Yvonne Leblanc. Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters, Cecile and Therese; brother, Emile.  Funeral Mass will be in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree, August 24th, at 10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral there will a one-hour visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Donations in memory of the late, Marie Blanche may be made to Le Foyer Pere Fiset. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley.

PHILLIPS
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Joseph Seth Phillips, announce his peaceful passing on July 30th at the age of 90, in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with family by his side. Born in Margaree Center on June 4th, 1929, to the late David and Jessie (Shaw) Phillips, Joe was the second of 11 children. He moved to Margaree Valley after marrying his wife Isabel Greig. He spent most of his working years in the woods cutting pulp. Joe was a member of the Wilson United Church. Joe was also known to take in a horse race or two, on any given Sunday afternoon, travelling, with his father Dave, and sometimes his boys, to either Inverness or Sydney. Joe is survived by: his wife of 66 years Isabel (Greig); sons, Anthony, Blair (Sherma), Steven (Roberta), and James (Lorna) all of Margaree Valley; grandchildren, Ryan, Jordan, Josh, Taylor, Emily, Jamie, Rebecca, and Elon; great-grandchildren, Corwyn, Morgana, Chloe, Cohen, Bethany, and Avery. He is also survived by brothers Trumen, Ian (Bud), Lee, and Chandler; sisters, Lorraine, Harriet, Betty, and Carol; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by:  brothers, Russell and Clifford; sisters-in-law Brenda and Pearl; brothers-in-law Bill and Carmon; nieces Lisa and Renita; and nephew Grant. Visitation for the late Joseph Seth Phillips took place on Saturday, August 3rd, the Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Center. The funeral service took place on Sunday, August 4th, in the Wilson United Church with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Joe Phillips can be made to the Wilson United Church. Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Cooperative. Online condolences to: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

HILL
It is with hearts both heavy with sadness and filled with gratitude for his life that we announce the loss of Peter Graham Hill, who passed away Sunday, July 28th, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Peter was born in Swindon, England, on January 5th, 1945. He spent most of his youth in London before attending university in Yorkshire. In 1966 he immigrated to Canada, settling first in Hamilton, Ontario, and then moving to take up a position at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. It was there he met Linda Hill (née Hudson), the woman who was soon to become his lifelong companion, love, and wife. 1973 saw the arrival of their first child, Timothy David, followed in 1975 by their daughter, Emily Robin, to both of whom he was a generous and devoted father. In the years that followed Peter was to traverse most of the breadth of his adopted country, living and working variously in Ontario and Saskatchewan before finally settling in Edmonton, Alberta, where his endless curiosity found a natural outlet in a role with the Department of Advanced Education. In 2001, he and Linda retired to Cape Breton. Though it was Linda who was the native ‘Caper,’ all who knew Peter will remember how much he cared for both the people and landscape of the island. Peter always had a friendly word and time for a chat with people on his daily rounds in Baddeck, which almost always included the library to satisfy his voracious appetite for books; and, when he wasn’t there he could often be found fishing the waters he loved the most: the Margaree, Baddeck, and Middle Rivers. Through his involvement with Wild Salmon Unlimited and the Margaree Salmon Association, he worked tirelessly for the protection of these waterways, ensuring, with his patience and commitment, that the waters he cherished so much would be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Those close to Peter will remember him as a great talker - someone with a huge interest in the world and broad horizons, filled with an erudition and a curiosity he was always willing to share. But those closest to him remember him even more as a listener: as someone who was always interested in what other people had to say, how they lived their lives, and what they valued in them. Peter was always ready not just to learn from others, but also to understand and support them - a quality that made him a wonderful husband, a compassionate father, a caring uncle, a warm and welcoming in-law, a loving grandfather, and a treasured friend. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Library in Baddeck or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

ETHERIDGE
Dorothy Etheridge (MacDonald) of Margaree Forks passed away peacefully on July 28th, 2019 at The Heritage House in Port Hood, NS. Born in Glace Bay on August 3rd, 1932, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Hezekiah (Kye) and Maude (Anderson) MacDonald. Dorothy lived in Margaree until the fall of 2018 when she moved to Port Hood. Dorothy operated the MT&T telephone switchboard in her house at Margaree Forks for many years, after which she worked at the Margaree Lodge until her retirement. She greatly enjoyed her time at the Margaree Lodge and made many close and lasting friendships there. Dorothy was always a very kind, helpful and caring person who loved the outdoors and truly enjoyed living in Margaree. Summertime was always an especially active and enjoyable time for her. She loved the beach and the Margaree River for relaxation and cooling off in the summer heat. Summer evenings she could usually be found picking in-season berries, tending to her many thriving flowers and plants, or just walking around enjoying the outdoors. She also loved spending time sitting on the veranda talking with family and friends, reading, or just relaxing and enjoying her time. Dorothy especially loved spending time with others, and summer barbecues with family and friends around were certainly among her favourite times of all. Dorothy was well known for having a special gift for growing healthy thriving plants, especially houseplants, and could miraculously bring almost any unhealthy plant back to thriving life. She always kept many flourishing houseplants and well-decorated flower gardens around her house and yard and found great enjoyment in this relaxing hobby. Dorothy is survived by: her brothers, Nelson (Mary) and Jim (Theresa, deceased); sister, Eva (Kenny, deceased); daughter, Linda (Allan Andrews); son, Rick (Gail); grandchildren, Amanda and Krista (Andrews) and Brooklyn, Sheridee, and Neva (Etheridge).  Besides her parents she was predeceased by: her husband, Wilfred (June); brothers, Robert and Albert. Visitation for Dorothy took place Saturday, August 3rd, at Sunset Funeral Home in Margaree Valley. Funeral service followed visitation at Wilson United Church, Margaree Center, with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating. Burial followed at the Methodist Cemetery, North East Margaree. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Wilson United Church or a charity of choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

EDWARDS
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mom, Jean Marie Edwards, on July 26th, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Jeannie was born in Lake Ainslie, March 18th, 1943, a daughter to Charles Neil and Vera Ellen (Stanley) MacLean. She is survived by: her daughter, Lynda Edwards (Sheldon) MacKinnon, McAdams Lake; her son, Blake (Charlene), Calgary; her three granddaughters, Paige, Charlie, and Riley, Calgary; her brother, Donnie E. (Pauline); and nieces, April and Kimberly. Besides her parents she was predeceased by: Charles Hugh MacLean. Jean attended school at the Hamilton School House, Lake Ainslie and St. Mary’s School, Mabou. She lived in Sydney for many years, but moved back to Lake Ainslie with her father; although he was very active into his 90s. The last couple of years, Jeannie worked at the MacDonald House Museum, Lake Ainslie, where she met many people from far and near. Visitation and service will be in Lake Ainslie Fire Hall, August 24th, from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Committal will be in Lake Ainslie Cemetery, Sunday, August 25th, at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of the late Jean Marie Edwards may be made to NS Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

DOYLE
It is with absolute sadness that we announce the passing of Christine Ann Doyle (Smith) of Whiteside, Richmond Co. Christine died peacefully at the age of 76 on Sunday, July 28th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Deep Dale on April 17th, 1943, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (MacEachen) Smith. Christine was predeceased by: her husband of 56 years, Joseph Doyle on May 5th, 2019; and grandson, James Ryan. Christine is survived by: her children, Edna Jane Doyle (Michael Marryatt), Port Hawkesbury, Joan Doyle (Tammy Doucette), Charlottetown, Joseph Doyle (Dr. Sophie Hubert), Halifax, Natasha Senuk (Lance Senuk), Port Hawkesbury, Carmie Doyle (Cyril Roach), Evanston; granddaughter, Sonya Jesso (Charles Jesso), Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Juston Ryan (Cortni Engler) (father John Ryan), Fort McMurray; Garett (Kristine Landry), Fort McMurray; Adam (Dakota Conrad), Keighan and Carissa (father Kevin Dorton), Port Hawkesbury; Euan, Aiden, Alex and Jeanne (Joseph Doyle – Dr. Sophie Hubert), Halifax; Brittany France; Campbell Young and Caden Jesso, Port Hawkesbury; James, Alex, Caitlyn (Papa’s girl) Landry (father Scott Landry), Evanston; Baby Roach (father Cyril Roach), Evanston; Xavier Doyle, Fort McMurray; Aubree Doyle, Port Hawkesbury; Londyn Ryan, Fort McMurray; siblings, Angus Smith (Pauline), Collie Smith, Donald James Smith, and Karen Gillies; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Peggy Leonard, Gloria McNamara (Paul), Hughie John MacDonald (Levine), Tina Marinich (Richard), as well as many nieces and nephews. Christine’s love of family, life, hard work, and laughter was displayed daily through her complete dedication to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and other friends and family. Christine has been employed as a teacher and then as a professional cook until retiring in 2010. She also dedicated much time to fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by Premier John Savage. She loved to paint, which she first started in 1977 while taking art classes. In keeping with Christine’s wishes, there was visitation on Friday, August 2nd, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home and from where a memorial service was held at on Saturday with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Funeral Mass and burial from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Whiteside will follow at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. “We thank our mother for her love and all the sacrifices she has made for us throughout her life. You shall never be forgotten mother – You are loved forever!”

MURPHY
Colin James Murphy was born July 25th, 1960, In Toronto. He passed away suddenly at home in Mississauga on June 9th, 2019, at the age of 58 years. Colin was predeceased: by his mother, Catherine; brother, Neil and survived by his father Angus; children, James, Steel, Summer, Cole; and brother Harry.  Colin will be remembered for his quick sense of humour, love of fast cars and motorcycles, his dedication to working at the same company for 41 years. He was cremated June 13th, 2019. A private interment will take place at a later date. He will be missed by his many relatives and friends.

POIRIER
Joseph “Clifford” Poirier, age 78, of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on July 18th, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. Clifford was the son of the late Johnny Henry and Henriette Beatrice (Roach) Poirier. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Poirier; sons, Kevin Poirier (Melissa Larade), Adam Poirier (Beth Muise), and Réné Poirier; daughters, Christine Poirier (Dwayne Poirier), Angie Poirier, Amanda Poirier (Danny MacQuarrie), and Vicky Poirier; brother, Claude Poirier; and brother-in-law, Sandy Harris; sisters, Claudette Powers, Jeannine Marple (Winston); and sisters-in-law, Denise Poirier and Marie Poirier; five grandchildren, Maya Lynn C. AuCoin, Byron Poirier, Tyson MacQuarrie, Brooke MacQuarrie, and Skylar Poirier. He was predeceased by daughter Rina Poirier; brothers Gelas, Paul Emile, Wilfred, and brother-in-law, Johnnie Power; sisters, Marie Hilda, Marie Adèle, and sister-in-law, Marie Elizabeth Poirier. Visitation was held Monday, July 22nd, at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 23rd, in Église St. Pierre with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Foyer Pére Fiset. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

POIRIER
Phillip Poirier was born on December 1st, 1953, and raised in Chéticamp. He died peacefully on July 12th, 2019, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, after a short battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Felix and the late Marie (Roach) Poirier. He was predeceased by one brother Leo and sister Marie. Phillip was known by many from all over Cape Breton and beyond. He was an avid sports fan and was the number one Minor Hockey pool seller for over 30 years. Many children were able to play hockey because of Phillip’s fundraising efforts for Trail Minor hockey. Phillip leaves no immediate family, but does have a whole community left to mourn. He was special to everyone. He leaves to mourn special friends and family, Billy, Brenda Lee, Corey, Ashley and family, the entire staff at Le Gabriel Restaurant/Bar, Laurette, Donat, and family, special friend, Laurent Aucoin; staff and management at Doryman Pub & Grill, Mr. Chicken, Restaurant Évangeline, Le P’tit Chady, Le Club Kinsmen de Chéticamp and his “marraine” Adrienne Desveau. He will be greatly missed by Marc, Lyne, Brooke, MacKenzie, and Marcus Larade. He will be welcomed with open arms by family and special friend, Yvon. Phillip you have left a mark on our hearts and you will never be forgotten. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 25th, in Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Trail Minor Hockey or Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Funeral is under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca. Go Toronto Maple Leafs Go!

MacISAAC
Lucy Yvonne  MacIsaac, 77, Dartmouth, formally of Inverness, died July 25th, 2019, in Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Inverness, Yvonne was a daughter of the late Joseph "Joe Pat" and Mary Romard. Yvonne was a loving wife to her late husband, John Angus ‘Smokey’ MacIsaac. She is survived by: her daughter, Elizabeth; son-in-law, Rodney Fitzner; and two darling grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth Fitzner and John Graeme Nelson Fitzner. Our ‘Gramm’ was kind, generous, and loved us unconditionally. She loved to spend time with family and friends, and our three dogs (Maria, Oliver, and Toby). She loved to play cards and bingo. If Yvonne ever invited you for a meal, put a pot of tea on for you, made waffles or baked drizzle cake for you, you know you were special to her! Yvonne is the sister of Clifford (wife, Roberta) Romard, Edmond (wife, Kay) Romard, Jeanette (late husband, Buddy Cameron), Anita Allen, the late Nellie (late husband, Lollie Chisholm), and the late Marius (late husband, Tommy MacDonald). Yvonne is the sister-in-law to the late Hughie D. MacIsaac and the late Mary Basker. Yvonne had numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends, all of whom she cherished. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness. Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Donations can be made to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. ‘Gone from our touch but, never from our hearts.’

GOODWIN
Mary Teresa Doyle Goodwin was born February 22, 1932, in Inverness and raised in Mabou, Nova Scotia. She is survived by her three children Jonathan, Micah, and Rachel and son-in-law John. Beloved grandmother to Cullen, Caleigh, and Cameron. Predeceased by her father Joseph Edward Doyle, mother Catherine Isobel Boyle (Katie Belle), brother Jerome Angus Doyle. Mary Teresa graduated from  St. Francis Xavier University in 1952 and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto in 1953, where she studied public health and nutrition. She joined the Christian women’s community Grailville in Ohio for two years that inspired her path to dedicate her professional life to nutrition and public health. Mary Teresa married Leonard Goodwin and settled in Maryland, where she raised her family and worked as a public health nutritionist for more than two decades. She published two books and numerous articles in the field of childhood nutrition. She testified at the US Congress and United Nations to ensure funding for various nutrition programs.  In addition to her professional accomplishments, Mary Teresa had many interests, to include gardening, cooking, hiking, family history, yoga, spirituality, and social and environmental causes. She took great pride in her beautiful home. She had many friends with which she shared enjoyable adventures and entertaining conversations. Upon her retirement, she returned to Mabou and developed the children's garden. She always loved a good party and social gathering. She will be remembered for her dynamic personality and creative ideas. Visitation was held on Tuesday in the Vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to 2019 Mabou Blooms Campaign (Mabou Development) or to L'Arche Cape Breton. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CASEY
Dolores (Harrietha) Casey, 81, of Glendale, Cape Breton, passed away Friday, July 19th, at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of Niel and Josephine (MacNeil) Harrietha. Throughout her life, she continually demonstrated her dedication to helping others. After being raised for most of her childhood in the community of Glendale, NS, she began her life of dedication by devoting herself to the Roman Catholic Church as a nun with the Sisters Of Service, where she was stationed across the country to help others, including at Pier 21 in Halifax to greet new Canadians. She then recognized a call within herself to raise a family. She left the order and married Francis Casey of Edmonton, Alberta. He was a perfect match for her as they shared a common love of a life surrounded by kids. They moved to Sarnia, Ontario, as school teachers and began a lifelong dedication to children. While adopting seven children and giving birth to two, she continued a full career as a beloved elementary teacher across the city and the strong and loving matriarch of the Sarnia Casey Clan. Once retired, and her children grown and moved to start families of their own, she returned to Glendale to bring that dedication full circle. She spent her retirement years with a commitment to helping the community that raised her, through the involvement and spear heading of countless projects, including craft, quilting, weaving, and gardening clubs for community members aged two – 100. Also, throughout all her life, her love of Gaelic, the Cape Breton fiddle, square dancing, and songs of Cape Breton had always connected her to the island and her love of a good ceilidh, so her return was inevitable. She is survived by: her sisters Cecilia Kelly, Alma Murphy, and Sarah Cameron, and her children James (Linda) Love, Bruce (Jan) Casey, Doug Casey, Charlene Casey, Mary (John) Meadows, April (Henry) Demooy, Beverley-Jean (Trevor) Lafont, Aylene (Brian) Gracie, and Andrew (Beverly) Casey. She was predeceased by: her husband Frank Casey, brothers Aloysius “Wish” Harrietha, and Ronald Harrietha, and sisters Mary “Carmelita” MacDonald and Reynelda Young. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren included Christine, Andrew, Jamie, Shelby Dawnn, Kember, Holly Anne, Kevin, Ian, Eric, Meaghan, Erin, Rachel, Cameron, Keely, Ashley, Alexander, Laura, Daniel, Nathan, Ana, Madison, Mackenzie, Lily, Koda, Kash, Kayden, Noah, Genevieve, Brookelynn, Bowden, Payge, and Peityn. Her remains rested at Green’s Funeral Home in Port Hawkesbury on Sunday, July 28th. The funeral was held on Monday, July 29th, at St. Mary of the Angels in Glendale with internment at the parish cemetery with Rev. Duncan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre/ Taigh an t-Sagair or through the purchasing of a Mass card with your local parish.

KENDZIORA
Kinnon “Victor” Kendziora, passed away June 3rd, 2018, in Windsor, Ontario. Victor was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, to Joseph and Grace MacKinnon Kendziora on February 15th, 1951.  A grave side service is being held, with Victor’s ashes being interred at St. John’s cemetery in Strathlorne on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

AUCOIN
Evelyn Azilda AuCoin, age 88, of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 12th. Born in St. Joseph Du Moine on November 8th, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Patrick and Rose (Chiasson) AuCoin. She worked as a nursing aid at Sacred Heart Hospital for many years. She also did some nursing in Perth Andover and Fredericton and came back to St. Joseph du Moine to care for her parents. Evelyn learned to play the violin and the guitar at a very young age and kept playing throughout her life for her own enjoyment. She was a very good cook, a gift she kept from her mother. Evelyn was also a good card player and enjoyed going to Bingo for a social evening with her friends. The visit of her friends really made her days more interesting. Evelyn had a pleasant personality and enjoyed being with her friends and family. She is survived by her special friend Rita Saulnier; many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was predeceased by: her brothers Wilfred, Luc, Gerard, Joseph, Willie Dave, and Bernie; sisters, Beatrice, Ida, Lillian, and Yvonne. Visitation was held on Friday, July 19th, at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 20th, in Église St. Pierre with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph du Moine. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Joseph’s Parish. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CHANDLER
It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Alexander Chandler, of Grand Anse. He passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 20th, in the ICU unit in the Halifax QEII Infirmary Site Hospital. Born in Inverness on March 4th , 1962, he was the oldest son of Ray and the late Anne (MacPhail) Chandler. Roger grew up in River Denys, and attended Whycocomagh Consolidated School. He went on to further his education at the Port Hawkesbury Vocational School, where he completed Carpentry.  He continued on to grow a very successful carpentry business working out west and eventually moving back to Cape Breton, where he met his wife Tanya and they fell in love. They got married on July 2nd, 2011, and built their dream home in Grand Anse. Roger was well known for his reputation as an excellent carpenter. He was very fond of kids and animals and loved keeping in touch with all the wonderful friends he met over the years. He also checked in on Mom and Dad on a daily basis and had a great love for Scottish music and his guitars and mandolin. He greatly enjoyed snowmobiling and getting out on his new side by side. He will mostly be remembered as being a very kind, loving person who was always thinking of others. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of nine years, Tanya Matthews-Chandler; his step-children, Joel (Madison) Gionet, Matthew Marchand, Garrett Marchand; step-grandchild, Corbin Gionet; father, Raymond Chandler; sister, Patricia (Chris) MacDonnell, brother, Wayne (Wanda) Chandler; nephews, Kyle and Kirk MacDonnell and Ethan and Evan Chandler; grandmother, Ruth Chandler; mother and father- in-law, Debbie and Jimmy Phillips; brothers-in-law, Draper, Sheldon, and Gerard (Melissa) Matthews; also left to mourn are many special aunts, uncles, and cousins. Roger was predeceased by his mother, Anne (MacPhail) Chandler; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Katherine (Gillis) MacPhail; paternal grandfather, Raymond Chandler; father-in-law, Charlie Matthews. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be held from River Denys Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday July 25th with Rev. Wayne MacLeod officiating. Burial will follow in Upper River Denys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Upper River Denys Cemetery or to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

CHIASSON
Our mom, Bernadette Chiasson, of Cheticamp, passed away very peacefully at the ripe young age of 97, on July 9th in Oddfellows Nursing Home, Pictou, with loving family by her side. She was the daughter of the late John à Stanislaus and Josephine (Boudreau) LeFort. Born in Cheticamp, she lived most of her married life in Point Cross and then moved to the Cheticamp Senior Apartments until February 2018 when she moved to Pictou. Our mom was a life-time member of Les Dames de Ste. Anne, Cheticamp. During her long life, mom had a special passion for berry picking. She could spend hours in the fields losing all track of time. She was also a wonderful cook and baker of French Acadian dishes like fricots and meatpies. She also hooked Cheticamp Acadian rugs for many years. In her recent years, she loved her rocking chair to pray and sing old Acadian French songs. She also had a great faith in St. Anthony and good St. Anne. She cherished the three pilgrimages that she took to Ste. Anne De Beaupres, the last one being during her 90th birthday. She is survived by: daughters, Jeannette Beaver, Sydney, and Sylvia (Francis) Bonaparte, Pictou; sons, Ephraim Chiasson, Grand Etang, and Maurice (Lily) Chiasson, Charlottetown; grandchildren, Robert (Barb) AuCoin, Charles (Robin) Beaver, Harold (Pam) Beaver, Nicolle Chiasson, Bradley (Marie) Bonaparte, Colin Bonaparte, Amanda Bonaparte (Wil Gamble), Laura (Kate) Collinet, Kathie Chiasson, and Paul Chiasson; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Deveaux, Cheticamp, and special friends, Edith and Victorine. She was predeceased by her husband Placide; son and daughter-in-law Leonard and Yvonne (Arsenault) Chiasson; daughter, Josephine and son-in-law Clifford AuCoin, daughter-in-law Michelle (Tweedie) Chiasson; brothers, Amedee, Arthur, Joseph, Edmond, Stanley, Leo, and Johnnie; sisters, Marie Helene, Sadie, Lucie Mae, Cecile, Marie Isabelle, Marie Louise, and Annie Mae. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16th, at Cheticamp Funeral Home, Cheticamp. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, July 17th, in Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.  

COFFIN
We announce the passing of Josephine Coffin, age 85, on Wednesday, July 10th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of the late George Deveau and the late Sophie Boudreau. As a young adult she entered religious life with Les Filles de Jésus. She found much joy and was very proud of her profession as a teacher at NDA School in Chéticamp, in Arichat, and also in Halifax for another 20 years. She was married to Earle Coffin for 35 years and lived in Halifax during this time. She was a wonderful painter and it brought her much comfort. Family and friends were very important and dear to her heart. She died in the Inverary Manor in Inverness, where she was very well taken care of. Josephine is survived by one brother, Paul Antoine (Patricia) Deveau, Chéticamp; one sister, Germaine Chiasson; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Earle Coffin; brother Vincent Deveau; sisters, Luce Marie Boudreau, and Lucienne Deveau. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, July 16th, in Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacNEIL
Elaine Maria Goretti “Gora” MacNeil, age 59, of Inverness, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on July 16th,  2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Before her passing, she explained to her very dedicated, compassionate, and caring team of medical professionals that “Miracles do happen, and I already received my miracle.” She felt that her illness, although not curable, was a miracle that brought her family closer together. She enjoyed spending every moment she had left surrounded by her loved ones. Gora was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, and was a daughter of the late Dan. C MacNeil and Catherine Isabel (Walker) MacNeil. With very strong faith and love for God, she was a member of Stella Maris Parish and Choir, Inverness Prayer Group, and spent many years volunteering to sit with the elderly in Inverness hospital and Inverary Manor. Gora's favourite things to do were to spend time with her children and grandchildren, who she loved more than anything in this world. She was well known for providing ice cream and pop to her nieces, nephews, and children in her neighbourhood. Gora loved music, both singing and playing guitar. She enjoyed swimming and spending time at the beach. She often spoke of her prayer group family and involvement with the church. Her incredible faith, love, and support from family and friends made her end of life journey more acceptable. All of the people that knew her would describe her as loving, caring, witty, kind, and a good friend to all who were a part of her life. Surviving are: her daughter, Melissa (Daniel) MacLennan, Inverness; son, Phoenix Harper, Sydney; partner and best friend, John Roy (Jack) Wiswell and his son, Jackson Matthews; sisters, Augusta (late Steve) Parker, Alberta; Rose (Frank) MacDonald, Inverness; Lorraine (Michael) Webb, Inverness; Shay (Donnie) MacDonnell, Inverness; brothers, John Dan (Isabel) MacNeil, Creignish; Campbell (Jeanie) MacNeil, Inverness; Blaise (Bernadine Reeb) MacNeil, Ontario; Damian MacNeil–Walsh, Alberta; grandchildren, Lucas, Isabella, Tanner, and Charlie Shay and many nieces and nephews, who she loved very much. Along with her parents she was predeceased by: sisters, Catherine Ann MacNeil and Donna Marie MacNeil-Walsh. Visitation was held on Friday, July 19th, Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 20th in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory of Gora can be made to Stella Maris Parish, Inverness or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacNEIL
With family by his side, John Angus MacNeil (June 26th, 1929 - July 6th, 2019) passed away peacefully in South Lyon, Mich. John Angus was born in New Waterford to Anna Mae and John Alexander MacNeil. He attended Saint Francis Xavier University (B.Sc. '53), where he was a standout athlete, including captain of the X-Men rugby team '51-52. While at St. F.X., he met his wife, fellow B.Sc. student, Viberta Marie MacLean, from Port Hawkesbury. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage and raised four children while residing in Oakville, ON, Holden, Mass., and Brighton, Mich. He is survived by Viberta and their children: William (Pamela) of Byron Bay, Australia; John (Diana) of Toronto, ON; Mary Patricia Harding (Blair) of Brighton, Mich.; and Peter (Kerry) of Brighton, Mich.; grandchildren, John Michael, Berkeley, Calif.; James Angus, Sydney, Australia; Laura, Toronto, ON; Catherine and Carolyn Harding, Brighton, Mich.; and Riley and James, Brighton, Mich.; his sister, Theresa of Halifax; brother, Robert of Barrie, ON; sister, Agnes of Alliston, ON; brother, Michael of Burlington, ON; and by many MacNeil, Laffin, Birmingham, and MacLean nephews and nieces. His sisters, Anne and Bernadette, and his brother, Charles predeceased him. Though a patriotic (naturalized) American, John Angus was always proud of his Cape Breton roots and Scottish heritage. After working his way through university in the coal mines of New Waterford, John Angus entered the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed great success throughout his career and, finally, as president of Vortech Pharmaceuticals Limited of Dearborn, Mich., a company he co-founded with Viberta. A devout parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church, a long-time member of Oak Pointe Country Club, and a staunch supporter of the Republican Party, John Angus was happiest when entertaining friends and family with his wife, "Bert", at their home, "Braigh Mohr", outside Brighton, Mich. He will be greatly missed by his family, Vortech employees, classmates, neighbours, business colleagues, and many friends. A funeral Mass and a memorial service will be held at a later date. John Angus was a brother-in-law to Dr. Jim.

ROACH
Albert Joseph Roach, age 81, of Plateau, passed away peacefully on July 7th, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. He was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Chiasson) Roach. Albert is survived by: his son Kevin; daughter, Yvette (Claudie) LeBlanc: and their mother, Yvonne LeBlanc. Albert was from a large family. He is survived by: sisters, Cecile (Clarence) Felix, Emilia (Louis Pat) Harris, Helen Rose (Bernie Doucet), Elizabeth AuCoin, and Therese Harris; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: brothers, Gracien and Jean Nazaire; sisters, Yvonne Gallant, Zelina Roach, Louise Anne Chiasson, Bella Poirier, Laurette Harris, and Marie Annie Roach. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday in Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacMILLAN
It is with heavy hearts we, the family, sadly announce the passing of a great husband and father Greg MacMillan, 65. This happened suddenly on Monday, July 8th, in Cape Breton, which he always described as “The Best Place in the World.” Greg was such a hard working man, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Greg lived in Ajax, Ontario, for the last 35 years, but always remained a proud Cape Bretoner. He always put others before himself. He had a very positive impact on those who were lucky enough to have the chance to know or meet him. He would put a smile on your face on your darkest days and his laugh is one that is unforgettable. His love and support for his family was his life. Greg was our light and joy. Our grief is immense as was our love for him. Greg’s joy for the Toronto Maple Leafs was unsurpassed. He always enjoyed golfing with his family and hosting and participating in family get-togethers. Greg’s work ethic was second to none and he was “tough as nails.” Greg was a general contractor and jack of all trades, there was nothing he couldn’t fix. He ran a successful business “Mac’s Bricklaying” in Ajax, Ontario. Even though on vacation in Cape Breton, he always enjoyed helping others with their construction projects, he never turned down a chance to get the hammer out. Greg was born and raised on Hawthorne Road, Port Hood. Greg was the son of the late Donald and Janet (MacDonell) MacMillan. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (MacDonald) MacMillan of 35 years and his four children, Sean, Michael, Brenden, and Kerry, Ajax;. He is also survived by sisters, Arlene Cameron (Dan Hughie MacEachern), Judique; Judy Lewis (Michael), Beaumont, Alberta; and brother, Brian (Linda), Port Hood;. Greg is also survived by his two sisters-in-law Clara MacMillan, Scarborough, Ontario, and Barbara Mockford, Edmonton, Alberta, and his many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Greg is also survived by his wife’s family: Peter MacDonald (Terry), Connecticut, NY, John MacDonald (Kiki), Connecticut, NY, Jimmy MacDonald, South Carolina. He was predeceased by his two brothers, John and Gerard, Port Hood. Also, his father- and mother-in-law Allen and Mary Jessie MacDonald and brother-in-law Allen MacDonald, New York. He will be sadly missed by his three friends (dogs) Buddy, Buster, and Kobe. Greg rested in Port Hood and area Resting Home on Sunday, July 14th. Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 15th, in St. Peters Catholic Church, Port Hood,  with Father Vincent VanZutphen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood. A celebration of life will be held in Ajax, Ontario. TBA. This was Greg’s last remarks about his beloved Cape Breton “Honest to God, can it get any better than this!” Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com Gabh a furasda! (Take it easy, bye).

CHIASSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Germaine “Laurette” Chiasson, age 71, Cheticamp,  on Friday, July 5th, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. We will remember Laurette for always having her door open with a warm, loving heart and sweets on the table, and her great love for her family. She was always ready for a good game of cards. We will always remember her for her strong faith. Laurette is survived by her husband, of 49 years, Daniel Joseph Chiasson; daughters, Donna Chiasson (Jules Camus),and Gisele Chiasson (Trevor MacNeil); brothers, Clarence (Linda), Arthur (Sylvia), Daniel (Cassie), Levis (Blanche);sister, Rita Murphy; grandchildren, Shannon, Samantha (Keenan), Morgan, Becka, and Ciara; great-grandchildren, Ella and Carly. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Louise (AuCoin) Deveau; brothers, Wilfred, Alphonse, Yvon, Lionel, and Hector; sisters, Marie Anne (in infancy), and Yvonne. Visitation was held on Thursday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Friday in Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Charity of One’s Choice. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacMILLAN
Robert “Robbie” Borden MacMillan, 73, of Inverness, NS, succumbed to Lewy Body Dementia at the Inverary Manor surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 10th. Robbie is survived by: his wife, Ruby Spears of 54 years; son Eddie (Cindy); daughters, Jeannie and Lisa; grandchildren, Vanessa (Blaze), Colton (Keisha), Lakyon (Evan John), Axyle (Brooklyn), Harley, Dakota, and Saylor; great-grandchildren, Jerzee, Jazmyn, Jaylah, and Tiana. Robbie was predeceased by his father, Eddie (Doc), mother, Jessie, and brothers Charlie and John. Robbie was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all. Robbie worked in his early years in the mines in Ontario until he returned to his roots in Cape Breton where he belonged. Robbie worked for MacInnis Irving for over 40 years until his illness forced him to retire. Robbie always enjoyed a good Scottish tune by his favourites such as Ashley MacIssac and the late Buddy MacMaster. Robbie will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his jokes, stories, and classic one-liners. There were many a car and a boat in town that Robbie maintained, also known for his undercoating and fine work on carburetors and radiators. Robbie always had a soft spot for his grandchildren. They could always count on a sweet treat that he always had tucked away in a secret hiding spot in the shed. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday July 15th. Funeral service was held in St. Matthews United Church, Inverness, NS, on Tuesday July 16th,  with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. Burial followed in St John’s United Cemetery, Strathlorne. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Central Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacISAAC-VACON
Archibald Lévis MacIsaac-Vacon, Saint Lazare, Quebec / Inverness, Nova Scotia, May 12th, 2000 - June 29th, 2019. It is with profound sadness that the family of Archie MacIsaac-Vacon announces his sudden passing on June 29th at the age of 19 years. Archie was a recent graduate of John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and previously of Westwood High School in Hudson, Quebec. He was a caddy at Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links in Inverness, Nova Scotia, for the past four summers, and was employed at StyroChem in Baie D'Urfé, Quebec, for the current summer. Archie was a voracious reader, an adventurous spirit, and a good friend to many. Archie is survived by his parents, Robert MacIsaac and Charlene Vacon, and his brother, Angus MacIsaac-Vacon, all of Saint Lazare, Quebec; by his grandparents John “Butch” and Margie MacIsaac of Inverness, Nova Scotia, Larry Vacon of Middle East Pubnico and Lorraine Vacon of Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, formerly of Yarmouth; by his aunt, Joanne Dussault of Nominingue, Quebec, his uncles James (Debbie) Dussault of Riverview, New Brunswick and Jules Dussault of Quinan, Nova Scotia, and by many, many cousins and friends. There was a celebration of Archie’s life at the Saint Lazare Community Centre, Saint-Lazare, Quebec, on Friday, July 5th, with a reception following at the home of his friend Lucas Petropoulos in Les Cèdres, Quebec. Archie’s wake will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18th at the Inverness Funeral Home, 45 MacIsaac St, Inverness, Nova Scotia. Archie’s funeral will be held at St. Margaret’s Parish in Broad Cove, near Inverness, Nova Scotia, on Friday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. with interment in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the St. Margaret’s Parish Community Centre, 60 Shore Road, Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. Archie was a bright and shining light, insatiably curious about the world, who inspired and challenged all who met him. He is sorely missed. Donations in his memory can be made to the Archie MacIsaac-Vacon Scholarship Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/archie-macisaacvacon-scholarship-fund.

TAGGART
Alexandra Anne ‘Sandra’ Taggart (Macdonald) died suddenly on February 2nd at home in Kelligrews, NL. Born August 5, 1942, Sandra was a daughter of the late Donald K. and Mary (MacDougall) MacDonald (of West Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton). She is survived by her loving husband, Roy; their daughters, Kimberley (Aiden) Craig, Kara (Stephen) Laing, Kelly (Jordy) Kirkland, and Kristen (Paul Kelly) Taggart; grandchildren, Kyle (Sara), Emily, Riley (Megan), Ainsley, George, Alex, and Samy; siblings, Joan Butt, Chaput Hughes, ON; Elizabeth (Keith) MacPhee, Kenneth (Diane) MacDonald, West Lake Ainslie; Allison MacDonald, Halifax; and Paula (Dave) Purcell of Truro; sisters-in-law, Judy (Tom), Ontario; Joan and Lorraine, Truro; brother-in-law, Kenny (Carol), Truro; 17 nieces and nephews; and 17 grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Ted, Jack, and Norman; parents-in-law, Lola Ogden and Roy Taggart and stepmother, Margaret MacDonald. Sandra grew up in an extended family and is also survived by cousins in California, Massassachusetts, British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Sandra attended St. Joseph’s Convent boarding school in Mabou, graduating with a secretarial diploma. Her first job was with the Royal Bank in Inverness, then Truro and Halifax. The family lived for a number of years in Churchill Falls, then Montreal and finally settled in Kelligrews where she worked for the Pike Group in St. John's. Sandra was an avid gardener, accomplished seamstress, and an excellent cook, sharing the fruits of her labour with family, friends, and neighbours. She was an exceptional mother who mentored many young people in addition to her girls. A funeral Mass celebrating her life was held in St. Edwards Church in Kelligrews. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest in her beloved home community of West Lake Ainslie on July 27th following Mass at 4:00 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Donations in her memory may be made to Saint Mary's Cemetery Fund - West Lake Ainslie, P.O. Box 762, Inverness, NS, B0E 1N0.

SMITH
With much sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Carroll Maria Smith, on June 19th, 2019. She left us peacefully in her sleep at Tall Pines Long Term Care in Brampton, Ontario. Mom was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on October 24th, 1928, the 4th child of Bert Tremain Smith and Ada Myrtle Watts. She was raised at the family home on Port Hood Island and educated at Margaret Ann Memorial School before moving to Halifax, where in 1950 she married the love of her life, Joseph Edward Smith. Shortly after they moved to Toronto and raised their three children: Susan (Anthony Apa) - Caledon, Harold (Gillian Wood) - Brampton, and Robert – Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Catherine (Calgary), Graeme (Brampton), and Chiara and (Toronto). Mom was a dedicated mother and grandmother. “Do what is right, do what is good. Be kind, honest, and help others.” Most of all she loved her family, instilling strong values in her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by: her husband Joseph Edward Smith in 2009; brothers Woodrow (2006), Harold (1942 WW2), Bertie (2002); and sister Pearl (2013). A Celebration of Life will be held at the Scott’s Funeral Home – Brampton Chapel (289 Main Street North) at 10:00am on July 18, 2019. Interment at Boston Mills Cemetery at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chestico Museum and  Historical Society, 8095 Route 19 Harbourview, Port Hood, Nova Scotia, B0E 2W0, would be appreciated. “She left this world, knowing she was loved.”

PHILLIPS   
It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Allena Mary (MacNeil) Phillips, age 100, from Margaree Centre, on Saturday, July 6th, at the QEII Halifax Infirmary, with her loving family by her side. Born December 15, 1918, in Dunvegan, Cape Breton, Allena was the daughter of John Alexander MacNeil, St. Rose, and Jessie Anne (MacDonald), Glencoe. Allena was a long-time resident of Margaree Centre, where she and her husband, the late John Joseph Phillips, made the most out of living off the land and started a family; one that continues to grow. Allena was one in a million. She was selfless, modest, relaxed, and unassuming. She loved life, no matter how hard it got. She saw the beauty in life and embraced its many challenges. She shared many stories and memories of days gone by and offered words of wisdom to all. Her home was always a place of warmth and welcome and her hospitality will be long remembered. Allena was a long-time member, and CWL member of St. Patrick’s Church, North East Margaree. She was a true believer in prayer, welcoming many pastoral visits over the years. Her love of reading paired with the most amazing memory, Allena developed a keen interest in genealogy. She was truly devoted to find the roots of her family and will be greatly missed by many. Allena is survived by her six children: Jessie (late Tommy) Murphy, Margaree, twins Marlene (late John) Fortune, Margaree, Arlene (late Andrew) Dunn, Margaree Forks, John (Rita), Margaree, twins Iris (Walter), Halifax, and Angus (Mary), Truro; sisters Christina (Frank) Skerry, Halifax, and Anna (Tom) Young, Halifax; Godchild Gussie MacLellan, Inverness; her 43 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and extended family. She is also survived by sister-in-law Florence MacNeil, Whitby ON. Besides her husband and her parents, Allena was predeceased by her stepmother Mary Sarah (Gillis) MacNeil, siblings: James (Jimmy) MacNeil, Mary Sarah, Jim Angus, John Archie, Alex Dan, Elizabeth Ann, Maggie Flora in infancy and Lewis (Marion) MacLellan; sister-in-law Theresa MacLellan, many brothers- and sisters-in-law on the Phillips side; and grandchildren: Dougie Murphy, Frankie Drake, Joey Phillips, Frankie Phillips, and Tracy Timmons.  Cremation has taken place under the care of the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Halifax. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12th, in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, NE Margaree. The funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Church, on Saturday, July 13th, at 11:00 a.m., with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Internment will take place in the Congregational Cemetery, Margaree Centre. Reception to follow in St. Patrick's Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the QEII, or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements and internment are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Cooperative, Margaree Valley. A very special thank you to all of the health care professionals who provided care for Allena and to the many visitors who brought her comfort and care over the years. We are proud of her amazing strength and courage and forever grateful for so many years of memories, for which we have been blessed.                             

MacDONALD
An uncontainable life. John Duart Macdonald (November 22, 1948 – July 1, 2019) made a very large man-sized impact on the world. He had a powerful influence on the people around him, on the ideas that intrigued him, on the events that concerned him. Originally from Inverness, NS, his house in Toronto for roughly 50 years became a home to many. To friends, to family, to those in need, to an extended community who became family. Thoughtful, observant, articulate, and insightful, JD brought a fierce passion and a ferocious appetite to the examined life. Not a person to whom life happened, or to whom religion, societal norms or social decorum applied: John was the prime mover in his universe, and he created a constellation that orbited his life, and gave it fullness and meaning. His daughters Lena and Caitlin, his step children Renee and Stephen, the tight-knit group of beautiful souls who adopted him as much as he did them; all continue to shine a light that carries John’s spirit. He was a moral actor, not a follower of dogma. His life personified his beliefs: accountability and morality with roots in action, rather than faith. Act for your family; protect your friends, your neighbours, their children, your community. Fear no one, and fight when necessary. Defend what is right, and perhaps lessons will be learned by those in the wrong, as often they were. John’s work ran an eclectic mix, from film to poetry to nightclubs, often all at the same time. His brilliance with language, and with ideas, will be a source of joy and a treasure trove for all of his extended family, for years to come. John Duart leaves behind his beloved daughters Lena Elizabeth Macdonald (Stephen Dollimore) and Caitlin Cormier, and his step children Renee Odo and Stephen Johnston along with the larger Johnston family. He is pre-deceased by his parents Sadie and John Andrew Macdonald, as well as his brother Roderick Daniel (Rick) Macdonald. Surviving John are eight of his siblings: Lena Anne, Eleanor Mae, Andrew Gordon, Murdock Ranald, Mary Heather, Calum MacLean, Kathleen Joy, and Ian Robert. In lieu of flowers, please plant an idea to help your community, or nurture a friend in need. Celebration of Life was hosted in Toronto this past Saturday, July 6th, at Jet Fuel, 519 Parliament Street. At a later date, a memorial service will be held in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Details TBA.

INGRAHAM
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Chandler Baxter Ingraham, 90, of Margaree Valley, on Thursday, July 4th, 2019. Baxter was born on November 28th, 1928, in Margaree Valley, the son of the late Osprey and Mabel (Cranton) Ingraham. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Mae (Hart) and daughter Kendra, Margaree Valley; brother Walter (Kay) Ingraham, Coxheath; sister Kaye Fraser, Annapolis Valley; sister-in-law Kaye Isenor, Port Hastings; and brother-in-law Edsel (Carol) Hart, Margaree Centre. He is also survived by nieces Susan (Jim), Amelia, Jackie (Bill), Jocelyne (Daren), Isabella and Callum, Heather (Christian), Jillian (Glen), Adam, Tracy, Kennedy and Katie, and nephews Robert, Erland (Mary), Reid, Jared (Candice), Scott (Susie), Dustin, and Cameron. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by step-father Clinton Ingraham, twin brother Layton (Etlie), brothers-in-law Arthur Fraser and Gord Isenor, and niece Nancy. Baxter was a farmer, carpenter, mill operator, and worked as a pulp scaler for Etheridge and Carmichael for a number of years. He owned and operated Ingraham Bros. Store Museum and was passionate about genealogy. Baxter loved the land and forests. He saw the potential in every tree to become a dish, cane, or a beautiful piece of furniture. He was a member of Wilson United Church and contributed to the heritage of the church as a young man, keeping the fires on for services, cutting. transporting (first with horse and sleigh then with tractor), and storing ice to make ice cream for the many salmon supper/picnics. He attended Sunday school, Young Peoples’ Group; Men’s Club and served as an elder and church treasurer. He held offices in the Credit Union and volunteer fire dept. He supported with interest the formation of the Sunset Funeral Co-op. He displayed a great sense of humour with family and friends, and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. He had a special ability to turn a serious situation into an adventure. Two of Baxter’s greatest regrets were that he could not dance or sing. He was a dedicated gardener and flowers from your summer garden would be appreciated. In 1983, he walked on a royal red carpet to board the H.M Yacht Britannia at Halifax as we attended a reception, guests of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and Lady Diana. A proud day for Baxter. Visitation will be held in Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre, Saturday, July 13th, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be on Sunday, July 14th, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Alicia Cox Officiating. Donations in Baxter's memory may be made to Wilson United Church or the Sunset Funeral Co-op. Funeral arrangements under the direction for Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” In God We Trust.

LEBLANC
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, Jeannine Marie LeBlanc, 57, Cheticamp, which occurred on June 23rd, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Thérèse and Dave LeBlanc. Jeannine worked at many different jobs. She loved to be surrounded by people as she worked as a waitress and a bartender. At Paturel Seafood, she loved to help the fishermen. She also was most content when she worked outdoors, whether it was fishing or scrubbing cars at the carwash. She also volunteered her time doing yard work and shoveling the sidewalks on the Cheticamp main road. She was very proud when she received recognition for her hard work. Jeannine had many hobbies including reading, making puzzles, and working on her Paint by Numbers. She was very competitive while playing hockey and cards, whether it be crib or “La dame de pique.” She was best known for her adventurous  personality and for telling it like it is. She is survived by her sister, Paulette Fraser (Ricky) and her five brothers: Réné (Linda), Lionel (Stella), Chester (Mona), Kevin, and Ronnie (Lisa). She will also be missed by her eight nieces and nephews as well as her 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation was held on Wednesday, at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral service took place at L’Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Deacon Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Donations in her memory can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MATHESON
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Anne Alexandra (MacMillan) Matheson, age 91, of Aberdeen, on Friday, June 7th, 2019 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16th, 1928 in East Lake Ainslie she was the daughter of the late Allan and Albin (MacLean) MacMillan. After completing high school, Anne graduated from Provincial Normal College in Truro. She returned to teach in numerous small one-room schools in Inverness County. She met the love of her life in 1949 and they were married in a small ceremony at the MacMillan Farm in East Lake Ainslie. Anne devoted her life to raising her family. Anne was well known for her knitting, sewing and cooking ability. Anne is survived by her loving husband, Frank, married for almost 70 years (September 1st, 1949); her son, Allan (Phyllis), Aberdeen; daughters, Karen (Malcolm) MacKinnon, Cole Harbour; Judy (Milford) Austen, Antigonish; Connie (Duart) MacAulay, Aberdeen; Denise (Jeff) Beaton, Mabou Harbour; and close family friend, Bruce and Dorothy MacLellan; grandchildren: Allison (Melvin) Nichols, Shane (Carleen) Matheson, Jody (Josh) Arenburg, Isaac (Lindsay) Matheson, Wade (Breann) Matheson; Lana (Chandler Haliburton) MacKinnon, Kyla (Taylor MacGillivary) MacKinnon; Devin (Zoë Fielding) Austen, Cory (Lindi Coyle) Austen, Bradley (Jill MacLaren) Austen; Breagh (Stephanie) Ouellet, Hilary MacAulay; Sawyer Beaton, Albin Beaton, Mason Beaton and Maeve Beaton; great-grandchildren: Ainsley, Laird and Mairead Nichols; Mya Matheson; David, Murray, Anne Margaret and Mabel Arenburg; Randy and Shay Haliburton; Layla, Manton, Cora and James Austen; Piper and Ellie Austen, Violetta Austen; sisters-in-law, Verna MacMillan, Lake Ainslie; and Mary Asaph, Baddeck; family friend, Joseph Boudreau. Besides her parents Anne, was predeceased by her son, James; brother, Peter; in-laws, MayBelle Matheson, Chris and Norma Cameron, Jon and Douglas MacLeod, Harriet and Andrew Morrison, Jamie and Don Ross, Leonard Matheson and Wilfred Asaph. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 11th, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, June 12th, in Little Narrows Presbyterian Church, Little Narrows with Rev. Lydia MacKinnon officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

SMITH
Ray Smith (1941-2019) died on June 20th. He was the eldest son of Fred and Jean Smith. His mother was born a MacMillan and his grandfather opened the MacMillan General Store, which is now home to the Red Shoe Pub. Although he was from Mabou, Ray spent the majority of his life in Montreal, where he taught English Literature at Dawson College. However, first and foremost, Ray was a writer, who enjoyed a successful career as a novelist. His first published work, Cape Breton is the Thought-Control Centre of Canada put him on the literary map. As with his life, Ray’s writing began with his beloved Mabou but stretched his imagination to many places. Novels like A Night at the Opera and The Flush of Victory: Jack Bottomly Among the Virgins took him to Europe, while Century brought him to all corners of the world. Of course, his life and writing overlapped and influenced each other. His writing earned him a position as the Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1986/87 and the S.A.C. Scottish/Canadian Fellowship in 1987/88 allowed him to live in Edinburgh and give talks throughout the country. Other works were closer to home. Lord Nelson Tavern documented his local watering hole and his time in Halifax, while The Man who Loved Jane Austen dealt with issues of love, loss, and family in his home of Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Dalhousie and a Master in English from Concordia University. He was a founder and lifetime member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and a member of Montreal Storyteller. His novels won awards, including the QSPELL. In the end, Ray moved back to the family home in Mabou. Although he never wrote a second novel based in Cape Breton and his writing did not come full-circle, his life did. Mabou was his home and he loved every moment there. Those who knew him in town might remember his signature visor and Tilley hat, and glasses that he wore while sitting out on the veranda. He loved to watch the traffic and people by day and the stars by night, always with a book by his side. He also loved to cook and entertained for many in Montreal and Cape Breton. While his death was a long time coming – Ray also had his vices – its immediacy was too sudden. There was so much more to learn from him. He is survived by his brothers Gerry and Dave and his two sons Nicholas and Alexander. We are devastated and loved him dearly.

AuCOIN
Judy AuCoin, age 94, of Cheticamp, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Josephine (Roach) Boudreau. Judy was loved by many. She was most content when surrounded by family and friends. In her early years, Judy loved to cook and garden. She was an outstanding mama and mémère. She had a great sense of humour. In her final years, you would find Judy chatting with her many friends, however, was the happiest when her daughter Linda came for one of her many long visits. Judy is survived by her sons: Lionel and Rheal AuCoin; daughter, Linda (Ken) Gillis; sisters: Teresa, Marie May, Elizabeth (Leonard), Marie-Rose (Yvon), and Marie-Alice (Roger); brother, Eddie (Madelaine); her 11 grandchildren: Jeff (Bridget), Richard (Stella), Marc, Kevin (Lovey), Cheryl (Michael), Shawn (Kirsten), Kimberly (Craig),Michelle (Conner), Trevor, Tricia, and Stephen; 13 great-grandchildren: Brittany-Lynn, Jacob, Ryan, Adam, Ben, Heidi, David, Maya, Shawnee, Kendra, Justin, Michael, and May. Judy was predeceased by her husband Léo Henry AuCoin: son; Arthur AuCoin; brothers, Léo, Charles, Henrie-Joe, Wilfred, Paulite, and Joseph-Levis; sisters, Marie-Louise and Lucienne. Visitation was held on Friday, in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacISAAC 
Sarah “Sally” Marie (O’Brien) MacIsaac passed away peacefully at home in Creignish on Thursday, June 13th, 2019, at the age of 80, surrounded by her family. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Alexander, and is survived by her eight children: John (Barb), Craigmyle, AB; Michael, Calgary, AB; Mary MacDonnell (Simon), Brooklyn; Johanna (Wayne) Johnson, Troy; Richard (Tracy), Creignish; Jessie (Kyle) McNamara, Creignish Rear; Virginia (Paul) Gossett, Florida; and Duncan (Vimy), Onslow Mtn. Sarah will be fondly remembered by her 15 grandchildren: Nolan, Sarah, Gracie, Rosie; Jeffrey, Justin; Hayle, Brian, Jack; Megan, Alexander, Michael, Luke; Jason and Jared. John and Zoe enjoyed their trips from Alberta to visit great-grandma Sally. Raised in Creignish Rear, she was the eldest child of Daniel and Johanna O’Brien. Sarah’s siblings are: Joseph, Grace England, Catherine MacColl, Donald, Sandy, Pat, and she was predeceased by Hughie. Sarah was a calm, spiritual, soft-spoken woman, who was happiest surrounded by her family. There were many family events where Sarah could be seen sitting, watching her loved ones with sparkling eyes and pure contentment on her face. Sarah dedicated her life to raising her children. She enjoyed quilting, baking, reading, gardening, and woodworking. Sarah was very active in her community and her parish of Stella Maris. How many of us enjoyed Sally’s rolls at countless community functions? Visitation was on Sunday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Creignish, with Father Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Cemetery Fund, Creignish or Strait Richmond Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

SMITH
John Harold Smith, 75, of Glendale, Inverness County, died in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, June 14th, 2019, with his family by his side. Dad lost his fight to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Broad Cove on March 3rd, 1944, Cape Breton, NS, Dad was one of 16 children of the late John A. and Catherine (MacDonnell) Smith. A self-taught carpenter, Dad was a hard worker, who was very kind and giving of his time to help anyone. He worked in Boston and Halifax before coming home with his family and settling in Glendale, Cape Breton. The old adage holds true in saying that the last house a carpenter works on is his own. However, in saying that, he was a great provider and a true friend to many over the years. Dad loved to spend time with family at the old homestead in Broad Cove and enjoyed fiddle music, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and a good hot cup of tea with his sweets. As hard as it is to refuse, we know Sr. Marie is welcoming you with open arms and playing the bird dance. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Smeenk), and children: Michael (Patti) Smith, Lunenburg; Heather (Jim) Chisholm, Dartmouth; and stepdaughter, Sonya Smeenk, Red Water, AB; two grandchildren, Jason and Niamh; step grandkids: Colton, Chelsey, and Clinton; sisters: Donna (Wesley) MacLean, Scotsville, Mary Campbell, Waltham, MA, and Mae Ann Beaton, Port Hood; brother, Peter Smith, Natick, MA. Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by his son, Jason Smith; sisters: Theresa Ann, Hughena, Margaret, Sister Marie Smith, and Kay Sexton; and by brothers: James Hugh, Donald Angus, Charlie Angus, Alexander; and two children at childbirth. Donations can be made to the St. Mary’s of the Angel’s Building Fund, 17 Church St. Lower River Inhabitants, B0E-1J0. Arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

SUAREZ
Mary Faith Elson Suarez, 1946 to 2019, daughter of the late Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. R. Elson and wife of Rafael Jose (Joe) Suarez, died peacefully in her Martinsburg, W V, home, her husband at her side, on May 31st. A 1964 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, Mary Faith held a college degree in accounting. Among other jobs, she worked as a legal secretary at Dunaway McCarthy & Dye and at Wilmer Cutler Pickering. She was also a writer of fiction and church history and an enthusiast and occasional performer (in youth with her guitar) of folk songs, hymns, and more. Her resilience allowed her to negotiate the difficulties of life with grace, and her gregarious nature won friends not only in Washington, Baltimore, and Martinsburg, but also in Cape Breton (Canada), where she met her first husband, Duncan MacRae. She is survived by her husband, Joe, who helped her greatly in her last years; by daughter Melanie MacRae Downie (Chris); siblings: Eleanor Heginbotham, Beverly Elson, and David Elson; and grandsons: Gordon Bishop and Ian Downie. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, WV, 25443 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27th. In lieu of flowers, gifts in honour of Mary Faith may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (https://wwwstjude.org).

URQUHART
Ardis Amelia (Watts) Urquhart, 66, passed away June 10th, 2019, at home through the compassion of MAID (medical assistance in dying), which saved her suffering from the terminal disease CJD that attacks one in a million people. Ardis was born January 20th, 1953, in her loved Cape Breton; daughter of Ralph and Jane (Macleod) Watts. She is survived by her loving husband, Gary and son Scott of Rossland, BC; sisters: Barbara Goodman of Saint John, N.B., and Ruthie Watts of Inverness, N.S. Ardis loved Rossland and enjoyed hiking and skiing with her dog and good friends, she loved camping, kayaking, bridge, and most of all talking to people, “Who’s your father boy.” She listened and knew all about you after a short talk. Ardis graduated from Mount Allison University, had a successful real estate career, and was president of Kootenay Real Estate Board, president of Rossland Chamber of Commerce, and many other accomplishments. Ardis loved unconditionally and invites you to share in that love at her Celebration of Life held at Red Mountain, Thursday, June 20th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those who would like to donate in Ardis’ name please donate to “Friends of Rossland Range,” www.rosslandrange.org/FORR/donate.html, who maintain the cabins she loved to ski to for her grilled cheese sandwich.

CAMERON
Neil Bernard “Bernie” Cameron - In memory of our dad, Bernie Cameron, who passed away Saturday, June 8th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Bernie was a loving father to Donna MacIssac (Danny), Sudbury, Daniel (Candy) of Capreol, Leo (Jessie) of Hanmer, Debbie Dempsey (Al) of Hanmer, Frankie (Helene) of Hanmer and Farrel (Tracey) of Capreol and grandfather to 15grandchildren and great-grandfather to 20 great-grandchildren. At a very young boy, he started working in the forge with his father; over a short period of time he became a skilled blacksmith. Bernie eventually moved away from his home in Mabou. He was a hard-working and respected miner who travelled the world; but his heart was always in Mabou. No matter where he was working in the world, he never missed taking the entire family “home” to Mabou every summer. As a father, it was important to him to instill in his children honesty, integrity, and a good work ethic. Thank you, Dad. He loved to share stories of his experiences with anyone and he had a great sense of humour. Dad shared 67 years marriage with his wife, Jessie, who passed away on May 28th, 2019. Rest in peace Dad, until we meet again. Visitation for the late Neil Bernard “Bernie” Cameron was held Tuesday, June 11th, in the vestry of St. Mary’s Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was on Wednesday, June 12th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Cooperative, Margaree Valley.

DENNEHY
Catherine Dennehy (MacNeil), of New York, USA, age 102, daughter of John MacNeil and Belle MacNeil (Gillis), devoted wife to Jeremiah Dennehy. Catherine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by: her husband Jeremiah; her parents; and her siblings, John Archie and Sadie (both in infancy); Belle, Neil, Joseph, John Archie; Sarah Agnes “Sadie” MacLeod (MacNeil) and husband Jack, Flora “Mae” MacIntyre (MacNeil) and husband John Dan, Annie MacIsaac (MacNeil) and husband Hugh. Catherine left Brook Village at a young age to work and study in the United States. Nursing was her chosen profession and she continued on that path for many years. She made her home in New York, and married the love of her life, Jeremiah Dennehy, from Mill Street, County Cork, Ireland. Together they enjoyed a life filled with kindness. They were as devoted to each other as they were to their faith. She will be missed and remembered for her quick wit, heart of gold, generosity, and loving ways towards anyone she met. She was a true gem and great role model to her many nieces and nephews and their families. She will be certainly missed by treasured niece, Mary MacIntyre-Provataris, who cared for her for the past number of years, ensuring the comfort of her own home. May her journey onward be as fantastic as she was.

DEVEAU
It is with great sorrow that we, the six children and all family relatives, announce the passing of our “Maman,” Marie Domithilde Deveau, Point Cross, at the age of 95, on May 31st, 2019, in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. She was the wife of the late Edmond T. Deveau. Born in Plateau, Mom came from a large family, whose parents were Placide and Sophie Poirier. Mom, in her long and enjoyable 95 years of life, was blessed with fairly good health until recently when she battled cancer for a few years. Her great faith and constant prayers certainly helped her carry her “cross” to the end of her earthly journey. She is survived by: sons, Alphonse, Paul Joe (Rita), Claudie (Dale); daughters, Marie Sophie (Gordon), Emelia (Sheldon), and Leona (Leonard); sister, Annie Blanche AuCoin (the last remaining member of her family). She is also survived by grandchildren, Cathy, Brian, Brenda, Darlene, Michelle, and Cindy; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda, Avery, Jesse, Tanner, Ella, Alyssa, and Ashleigh. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at Église St. Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacNEIL
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and brother, Roderick Cyril MacNeil on June 7th, 2019. Born in Barra Glen on May 27th, 1924, Rod was the son of John Dan and Annie Catherine MacNeil. He is survived by: children, Marian (Gerald), Lorne (Kim), Myrna (Randy), Timothy (Janet), Rosemary (Alfred), and Paul (Tracey); 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 37 nieces and nephews; as well as two brothers, Jamie (Louise) and Joe (Alice) and one sister, Marie (Ron). He is also survived by 10 god children. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by: his wife of 60 years, Helen Dorothy; brother Mendal (Colleen); and sisters, Annie (Cyril), Monica, Theresa, and Louise (John Anthony); as well as niece, Debbie; nephew, David, and his twin siblings, Mary and John. Rod served his church and community with love and dedication during times of peace and his country in time of war. Visitation was held in Iona Parish Hall on Monday, June 10th, funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, June 11th, at St. Columba Church with Fr. Varghese Puthuparameil officiating. A reception followed in the Iona Parish Hall. By Rod’s request, family flowers only. In his memory, donations may be made to the Iona Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

LeBLANC
Theresa Pauline LeBlanc, age 93, passed away peacefully on May 1st, 2019, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with her niece Anna MacDonald by her side. She was born in Fordview, on April 15th, 1926, to Lucy Ann Deveau and Peter Alex White. She was a member of St. Michael’s Parish, Margaree. Theresa is survived by her sister, Margaret Timmons (John P). Theresa loved riding her bike and listening to music. Her love for music inspired her to pick up the fiddle at an early age and learn to play it on her own. The fiddle became her lifelong companion. If there are fiddles in Heaven, Theresa will be “driving her” every chance she gets. She was predeceased by: her sisters, Annie Jane MacFarlane (Walter), Mary Judy LeBlanc (Joe Tom), Marie Cameron (Eddie), Mary Louise Lashley (Clarence); and her brothers, Joe, Charlie, Myles, Alex, and Hector. Cremation has taken place.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday July 24th, in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree at 11:00 a.m. with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CAMPBELL
Campbell, Duncan “Dan T.” November 23rd, 1939 to May 29th 2019. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Duncan (Dan T) Campbell on May 29th in the Palliative Care Unit of Inverness Hospital. Duncan was a man of stature. His best quality was his big heart. Duncan was a hard-working hunting guide for many years, enjoyed farm life, was known for his homemade cheese, love of a good joke, fiddle music, a good card game, his love for the Toronto Maple Leafs, softball, and baseball. Duncan was a bus driver for the Strait Regional School Board for 40 years. His greatest love was his kids, grandkids, and siblings. He is survived by his children: JD (Michelle), Darryl (Jennifer), Brad (Shauna), Wendy (Mark); grandchildren: Cole ,Faith, Jesse, Brady, Bria, Boyd, Campbell, and Katie Margaret; siblings: Nina, Loretta (Raymond), Janette (John Robert), Donnie, Carol, David, Marlene (Angus D), Patsy (Hughen); many nieces and nephews and special friend and neighbour Francis MacDonald. He was predeceased by his wife, of 38 years, Mary (White); his parents, Dan T and Mammie; his brother Jimmie; and niece Darlene Gillis. Funeral service was held Monday June 3rd, 2019, at St. Mary’s Parish Church with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Duncan may be made to Inverness Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

HART-FOLEY
A visitation for Charlene Hart-Foley will be held on June 7th, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held the next day on June 8th at 2:00 p.m., both to take place at Wilson United Church. Margaree Centre, NS, with interment to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Wilson United Church or the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society.

GILLIS
Alexander Gillis passed away on Monday, May 20th, in palliative care, Armstrong, BC, with family surrounding him. Alex was the son of Neil and Jessie Gillis, Deepdale, Nova Scotia. He was born on November 12th, 1938. He attended Big River School in Deepdale and then Holy Family Convent School in Inverness. His working years were in the mines of Elliot Lake, ON, and the mines in Northern Canada. Early on, he moved to truck driving, mainly in BC, but he often did trucking trips to Arizona, California, Alberta, and Yukon. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 215. After he officially retired, he took a job driving a flatbed truck carrying theatre props for a Vancouver Film Industry. Alex was a proud truck driver, enjoying the comradeship of other drivers who always looked out for one another when travelling the mountainous roads of the West. Alex came home to Cape Breton many times when his parents were living. He attended most weddings of nieces and nephews. Alex is predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Diana (mother of Blaise), and brother John Gillis (Pat). He is survived by his wife, Brandi, and their combined family: Blaise, Joella, Troy, Wanita, and Scott; grandchildren: Nicole, Jason, Logan, Katie, Dallas, Vaughn, Derik, Erika, and Tori; and great-grandchild Ryatt. Alex is survived by siblings: Florence (Eddy D.) Tompkins, Chris (Johnny D.) MacLellan, Anne (Gordon) O’Connor, Margie (John) MacIsaac, P.A. (Georgie), Barbara (Angus D.) Gillis, and Blaise. A Celebration of Life will be held in Salmon Arm on June 1st. The remains will come to St. Margaret of Scotland Church Broad Cove - a place where Alex served as an altar boy when he was a teenager.

HALL
Doris Marie Hall, (nee Roach) - September 7th, 1930, to May 28th, 2019, passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, aged 88 years. Born in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, she is predeceased by: her parents Leo and Alice Roach; her siblings Wilfred, Danny, Norman, Clifford, Clovey, Pauline, Leona, and Mary Jane; her husbands Arthur LeFort and George Hall. Left to mourn her passing are: her daughters Sandra LeFort (John Doyle) of St. John’s, NL, and Yolanda LeFort of Toronto, ON, and a large circle of family and friends in Burlington, ON, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland; including Angela Deveaux (Scott Fulton), Tommy Deveaux (Janet Lake), Reverend Pastor Don and Judy Clarke, Larry and Margaret Sylvester, and many others from the Pineland Baptist Church, Burlington, ON. Other special friends include Kim, Mike, and John. Our mother lived a courageous life and followed her own path. She helped and inspired many people along the way and was grateful for all the help and support she received from others. A memorial service was held at Pineland Baptist Church, Burlington, ON, on Friday, May 31st. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pineland Baptist Church Elevator Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.

MacDONALD
Jenny (Jessie) MacIsaac (nee MacDonald), February 26th, 1931 to May 23rd, 2019. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Jenny.  Born in Judique on Cape Breton Island, she was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She was predeceased by: husband Allan, daughter Darlene, brothers Francis, Ron (Kaye), and sister Ann (Len).  She is survived by: sister Theresa; daughters Elaine (Bob), Cindy (Mike); son Gerry (Deborah); and grandchildren Ryan, Allison, Brady, and Erin. During the last years of her life, our mother resided at The Meadows in Ancaster, where she received exceptional care and support from the nursing and PSW teams. Her gentle soul will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of Jenny’s life will be held in the upcoming weeks. Announcement to be made closer to date. If so inclined, donations in her honour can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

MacDONALD
Margaret (Pecka) MacDonald, age 89, passed away peacefully at the QE II – Halifax Infirmary on Monday May 27th with her family by her side. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughters: Pat (Leo) Campbell and Charlene (Brian) MacEachen. Nannie to Kim, Brad, Jennie and Ryan. Pecka was the last surviving member of the MacNeil family from River Street in Inverness. Predeceased by: her parents Alex Dan and Florence MacNeil; brothers John, Archie, Michael, Dan C., Jamie; and sisters Kay, Sadie, and Hughanna. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Pecka was born in Inverness and as many had to do, she left Cape Breton at a young age and went to Toronto for work. It was in Toronto where Pecka met her husband, John R. MacDonald, and they settled there to raise their family. Pecka loved her Cape Breton home and the family would make the annual trip over the Causeway every summer. The car would be carefully loaded with a cooler stocked with lunch, snacks, and beverages, as well as a stack of her favourite eight-track tapes ranging from Harry Hibbs to John Allen Cameron. The cooler would make the return trip to Toronto; however, the cargo was altered to fresh fish, home-made cheese, chow, and blue potatoes. Pecka loved to be surrounded by her many friends and relatives. She was always blessed with wonderful neighbours, whether it was in Toronto or her more recent home in Lucasville, NS. Company was always welcome in the MacDonald home. A game of ‘125’ was a common weekend event. A Cape Breton dance on a Saturday night followed by a house party was a regular occurrence. Pecka was always up for an adventure. If there was a car on the move and an invitation was extended to Pecka to jump in, she would always respond with a smile and say ‘why not’. Pecka cherished her grandchildren. She loved playing cards with them, attending their hockey and baseball games and dance recitals. She also found great pleasure in slipping them some money so that they could treat themselves. They will miss her dearly. Faith and church were always present in her life. One of her last visitors was from a cherished friend, Father Joe MacKinnon. Pecka is now reunited with John R., her husband of 57 years, as well as her parents, siblings, and many friends and relatives. Visitation was held on Thursday, May 30th in the Inverness Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 31st in the Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the Judique Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. If desired, donations can be made to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, the SPCA, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

GILLIES
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth (Isabel) Gillies, 94 years, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at home, in Windsor, Ontario, on April 19th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was reunited with her loving husband of 59 years, John Archie, (2008). Isabel was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, to William Gillis and Catherine (MacDonald) and lived at “the corner” for 18 years. Isabel was the youngest and last surviving of six children: Jimmie, Hughie (Dot), Kaye McGowan (Bill), Margaret Campbell (Angus), and Jane Gledhow (Pete). Isabel left home in 1942 in hopes of finding employment in Ontario. She was fortunate to find work as well as her soul mate John A. Gillies. They were married in September 1949 in Windsor, Ontario. Archie and Isabel raised a family of nine children. She was a cherished grandma to 18 grandchildren and great-grandma to five great-grandchildren. Isabel was a devoted mother and homemaker and loved to travel with her family and enjoyed returning to her roots in Cape Breton visiting family and friends. Isabel was an avid card player and loved to play auction when visiting Cape Breton even when she was in the “swamp.” There were lots of laughs and comradery. Isabel will certainly be missed by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews in Cape Breton, Ontario, and Boston as well as her cousin Jessie Gillis of Judique. Visitation took place at Windsor Chapel Funeral home on Monday April 22nd, 2019. Time of funeral Mass was 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church. Interment followed at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Rest in peace dear aunt, love nieces and nephews.

GILLIS
It is with great sadness our family announce the sudden passing of Marguerite Elizabeth Gillis, age 76, on May 21st, 2019. Born to Alex Joe and Elizabeth “Shibby” MacDonald of Inverness. She worked as an R.N. in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital for 33 years and was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lorne; children: Curtis (Judy), Elaine, Jennifer (Charlie) Mulvagh, and Lorraine (Jayson) Bilby; brothers: Walter and Arthur MacDonald. She will be sorely missed by her beloved grandchildren: Abigail, Joshua, Tyler, Joe, Amelia, and Claudia. Marguerite was predeceased by her parents Alex Joe and Elizabeth; sisters: Anita and Isabel; as well as brother, Gerry; sister-in-law, Charlotte; and grandson, Jordan. As per her request, no flowers please. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

LARADE
“Joanne” Michelle Larade, age 47, Grand Etang. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our daughter, Joanne, at the Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville, on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. Joanne was the daughter of Linda (AuCoin) and Michel Larade, Grand Etang. Joanne was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the early age of nine and was confined to a wheelchair at 12 years old. Her parents took real good care of her until she went to Sagewood Continuing Care. Joanne’s sickness never stopped her from being active at what she could do. She will be dearly missed and we will remember her forever in our hearts. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother David (Debbie) Larade, step-niece, Camillia. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Yvonne and Noel AuCoin and paternal grandparents, Antoinette and Peter Larade. Visitation was held on Sunday in the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

LARADE
Mary Florence “Flossie” Larade, of Inverness, passed away peacefully on May 22nd at home surrounded by her loving family. Flossie was born on June 29th, 1941, to the late Donald and Margaret “Maggie” Beaton of Mabou Harbour. She resided there for many years before moving to Boston, where she met her late husband, Alex, and started their family. Several years later, they moved back to Nova Scotia with four babies in tow and continued to grow their family by two more. Flossie resided in Inverness later in life, where she worked as a janitor in Inverness Consolidated Elementary and High School for many years beside her great friend and co-worker, Margaret MacLeod. Many teas, smokes, and laughs were shared, which they both enjoyed. You were always welcome in Flossie’s home for a smile, a cup of hot tea, and a bite to eat. You never had to worry about not being taken care of when you were in her home and presence. You always left with a full belly and a smile on your face. For the last six years of her life, she fought a long, strong battle with her loving family and caregiver, Geraldine Campbell, by her side. She was loved so much by her family, her grandkids, and, of course, her only great-grandchild, John Ainslie. Her grandkids were the light of her life, she loved each of them with all her heart, they were the strength that kept her fighting. She loved to hear the sound of the bus at 3:15 p.m., because she knew the kids were home, it was when she was the most comfortable. She always had a kind word when we needed it and little piece of kindling when we did wrong (LOL). Mom truly was the rock of our family, she was one of a kind and will be missed everyday by everyone who knew her, especially her family. Flossie is survived by her children: Rickey (Reta) Scotsville, Lenus (Sandra) Sackville, Alexander (Natalie), Port Hood, Anne Margaret (David Poirier), Inverness, Rosaleigh (Jeffery Davidson), Scotsville; grandchildren: Justin, Aaron, Brayden, Meaghan, Alexandria (Ryan MacDougall), Melanie, Ryan, Declan, Alaura, Carter, Nate; and only great-grandchild, John Ainslie Patrick MacDougall; brother, Donnie Beaton (Mabou Harbour), her three sisters: Sally Boyle (Mabou), Christina Mac Donald (Judique), and Mary Catherine Glanman (Merigamish). Besides her parents, Flossie is predeceased by her loving husband Alex; son, Patrick; granddaughter, Mary Emma Rose; brothers: John Dan, Sandy, and Alexander (Red), Josie Beaton. Visitation was held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, on Tuesday, May 28th with funeral Mass following with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “She may be gone, but she will remain in our hearts forever, until we meet again Mom. XO.”

LeBLANC
Marie “Sylvia” LeBlanc, age 78, East Margaree. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie Sylvia LeBlanc. Sylvia passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, May 20th in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Sylvia was born October 10th, 1940, in Chéticamp. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adele Deveaux. An avid quilter, Sylvia enjoyed making quilts for family, friends, and community organizations. Mèmére was happiest when making a fresh batch of rolls, meat pies, or a pot of fricot for a house full of family. She is survived by her children Mark LeBlanc, East Margaree; Noella (Lauchie) Mackinnon, Margaree Harbour; Roy (Gloria) LeBlanc, Florida; Colette (Tommy) Murphy, Fordview; brothers, Alfred (Amelia), Arthur (Anna), Roy (Regina); sister, Annie Rose. She was a proud Mèmére to Shana, Stacey, Ashley, Carrie, Malory, Brandon, John L., Nolan, and Malcolm, who will miss her dearly; and a beloved Grand-Mèmére to Kobe-Grace, Bryan Thomas, and Jada. She is predeceased by husband Joseph “Joe Wilfred” LeBlanc, siblings; Leonard, Lawrence, Edna, and Lorraine; grandchildren, John Ronald and Joseph Anthony in infancy. Funeral mass was celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree on Saturday, with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chéticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CORMIER
Jeannine Cormier, age 63, Grand Etang died peacefully on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Our sister accepted and faced her health challenges with remarkable grace and calmness. Jeannine retired from Victoria General Hospital in Halifax at the age of 50 and returned to her Cape Breton home where she led a very private and quiet life. She was a very compassionate person, who had a soft heart for animals and children and loved cards and bingo. Born in Cheticamp, on November 16th, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Yvonne (AuCoin) and Joseph Albert Cormier. Jeannine is survived by four sisters: Rose Marie Chiasson, Marie Delia, Pricilla, and Sheila; three brothers: Arthur, Leon (Kathy MacArthur), and Richard; nieces and nephews: Suzanne, Nancy, Wallace, Dale (Jessica Munian), Andrew MacArthur (Helen); grandniece and nephews Piper, Jackson, and Deacon. She was predeceased by two brothers: Bernard and Norman. “Those we love do not go away, they walk beside us every day. We will miss and remember our sister and hold her deep in our hearts. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, at 10:30 a.m.  with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca. 

MacPHERSON
Andrew Donald MacPherson, 72, (July 28th, 1946 –  April 25th, 2019), Brampton, Ontario, formally of Blackstone, Inverness County, passed away peacefully in Brampton Civic Hospital, April 25th, 2019, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Inverness on July 28th, 1946, he was a son of the late Donald Joe and Flora Jane (MacLellan) MacPherson. Andrew is survived by his loving spouse, Myrtle (MacLean) MacPherson; his brother Donald A (Diane), West Lake Ainslie; sisters: Annabelle (DD) Gillis, Blackstone; Mary Catherine (Stewart) Gillis, SW Margaree; brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers: Allan MacPherson, Hughie (Audrey) MacPherson, and grandniece, Diane “Di Di’’ MacPherson Therrien. Andrew worked in Toronto as a truck driver for 17 years for Metro Foods and then went on to run his own business, a coffee truck, for 15 years. Andrew was a true-blue Toronto Maple Leafs fan and could always be found cheering on his Toronto Blue Jays. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his love of Scottish music, his interest in genealogy, and his love of nature. He will be profoundly missed. Visitation will take place July 25th, 2019, at Inverness Funeral Home from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral be will be held July 26th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating, at Immaculate Conception Church, West Lake Ainslie. Internment will follow at St Mary’s Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. Family flowers only please.

MURPHY
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother Thomas Joseph Murphy, 78, North East Margaree. Thomas passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Tommy was born July 12th, 1940, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was the oldest child to adoptive parents, the late John I. and Rebecca (McDaniel) Murphy. Even as a young boy, he could always be found on anything with an engine and wheels. From a tractor on the farm, to trucks, loaders, skidders, backhoes, buses, and he even drove the Deepdale stockcar circuit, in his early years driving #99 “Poor Me.” However, his life’s passion, besides his family was 18-wheelers. He especially had a “soft spot” for children and they would run to wait for his truck to “toot” as he passed by. He was father to not only his own six boys, but the community of Margaree, as he filled his van with the entire hockey team and more, to organize the Margaree Minor Hockey Association. Not only were his vehicles filled with extra kids, but also his home. They were all like his own. He worked as a fisheries officer for the Department of Fisheries for 24 years.  His love of people, the Margarees, and the Margaree River, always shone through his personality and presence with people. He loved everyone and always had a smile and a helping hand for his family, friends, neighbours, church, community, and everyone he came in contact with.  He retired back to trucking for many years and is renowned to many for his countless miles, dedication, and passion. Through the years, Tommy was well known, far and wide, for “prompting” the square dances at the hall and when he wasn’t prompting, he and Jessie were leading the way with their round dancing. On his “rare” off time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR and boxing, and many “rocking sessions” with a grandchild on his lap. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Jessie Anne (Phillips)”Jay” and sons: Isadore (Denise), East Margaree; Bruce (Willena), South West Margaree; Tommy (Colette), Fordview; Leland (Marilyn), Margaree Valley and Barry (Wendy), New Glasgow; grandchildren: Jamie, Melanie, Patrick, Bryson, Broderick, Stacey, Ashley, Lena, Leland, Jesse, and Clayton; and great-grandchildren:  Jaielyne and Bryan.  Also, his adopted sister, Beverly (Gordon) Timmons, North East Margaree, who he was always close to; his mother-in-law Allena Phillips, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, family, friends, fellow truckers, and many work associates. Tommy was pre-deceased by his parents John I. and Rebecca, and son, Franklin Douglas (Dougie) and father-in-law, John Joe Phillips. Visitation for Tommy was held Thursday, May 16th, at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, North East Margaree.  The funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church, North East Margaree, on Friday, May 17th,  with Fr. MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Interment took place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery and a reception followed at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, or your charity of choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Cooperative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences to: www.sunsetfuneralco.op.com.

MacLEAN
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our darling husband, father, grandfather, and papa (Ralph), age 76, who passed away peacefully at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial hospital on May 9th, 2019. Born in Orangedale, he was the son of the late John Y. and Cassie MacLean. Ralph was a strong, hardworking man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a fisherman and a lumberman all of his life and worked for DEVCO Oyster Fisheries for a number of years. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and playing cards. He was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Ralph is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 58 years, Florence (MacKinnon); his daughter Linda Campbell and her children Stephanie (Ryan), Patrick, and Adam. Survived also by his daughter Lisa (John) and her children Arthur (Shannon), Jenelle (Angus), and Chelsea (Simon); also son Vincent and his sons Michael (Kelly) and Kyle (Jackie). He is survived by his great-grandchildren Savannah and Mitchell Covin (his cub) and their father Lionel. His great-granddaughters Cassie and Maggie MacLean, and Rosie and Emily MacFadyen; his great grandsons, Brody and Brayden MacLean. He is survived by brothers Nelson (Shirley), Little Narrows; Edmund (Doris), Port Hawkesbury; and his most beloved fur babies, Brat and Bow. He was predeceased by parents John Y. and Cassie; his granddaughter Ashley Dawn MacFadyen; sisters Hughena, Kaye, and Annie Mae; brothers Clarence, Dan, Willie, Alexander, and Freddie. A graveside committal will be held at the Gillis Cove Cemetery on Sunday, May 19th, at 3:00 p.m., lunch to follow at the Smith Community Centre, Orangedale. Memorial donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca. “The strongest hands and the kindest heart, without your love we fall apart. We love you now and always will, our papa now is resting still.”

MacNEIL
It is with great sadness we announce the death of our dear father, grandfather, and brother Alex “Gicks,” who passed away peacefully on Thursday May 9th, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Alexander Andrew MacNeil was born on February 12th, 1949, in Inverness to the late John Angus “Gicks” and Mary (Mullins) MacNeil. Alex is survived by his wife, Lillian (Clarke) MacNeil; children, Conrad (Tracy), Jody (Warren), and Josh (Celine). His pride and joys were his grandchildren: David, Kaylyn, Skye, Ciera, Alexa, Allie, Jack, Taylor, and Waylon. Alex is also survived by sisters: Stella (Gerald) Hastings; Deanie, Inverness; Alana (Leslie), Fort McMurray; FloAnne (Blaise), Judique; and special brother, D.A. (Marie) lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews and friends. Alex was known for his love of sports, especially The Toronto Raptors, and The Toronto Blue Jays. He had a keen eye when it came to his favorite past times, shooting pool and playing darts. He also loved to strike up a political conversation on local or world politics to anyone who was willing to talk to him about it. Alex could be found with his coffee and sketch pad at the Inverness wharf, before taking his daily walks on the boardwalk. Besides his parents, Alex is predeceased by his nephew, Jeff Cormier. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Tuesday May 14th. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, May 15th, at 11:00 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

LeBLANC
With great sadness we announce the passing of Michael LeBlanc, age 87, of Margaree Harbour, on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, in the Inverary Manor, Inverness, surrounded by loving family. Michael was born on December 12th, 1931. He grew up in Margaree Harbour and spent his working life as a fisherman, mailman, and bus driver. He and Carmella (MacKinnon) married on November 4th, 1961, and spent 53 loving years together. Michael was a devoted husband and father. He loved his wife, children, the ocean, his garden, and a good card game. He was a good, quiet man, who also loved his home and his community. He’ll be fondly remembered by his grandkids for sneaking them cookies when Carmella wasn’t looking. He is lovingly remembered in the hearts of his children: Wayne (Odette), Diane (Mark) Blok, Paula (Blaise) MacDonnell, Kevin (Heather), Owen (Lucille), Cathy (Kevin) Hughes, Gary (Tanya), Steven (Margaret), as well as his 21 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers: Thomas (Bertha) LeBlanc, Albert (Alice) LeBlanc, Johnny (Carol) LeBlanc; sisters: Teresa (Len) Burt, Dorothy (John Archie) Mackenzie, and Marie (Frank) Pittman. He is predeceased by: wife Carmella; brothers: Francis, Leo, Pat, LeBlanc; as well as his sister Mathilda O’Leary. Visitation was held on Sunday in Belle Cote Community Centre. Funeral Mass was held  on Monday in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree, with Fr. MacDonald Ibeh officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Inverness Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfunealhome.com.

CHIASSON
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Marie-Henriette Chiasson, age 100, on April 29th, at Foyer Père Fiset, Cheticamp, NS. Born at The Concession, near Margaree, she was predeceased by her parents, Mary Ann MacKinnon and Bernard Poirier and her siblings Jimmy and Margaret, Inverness, NS. She grew up in Belle Côte and later Grand Étang, with her adopted mother Marie and Pierre à Pierre Chiasson. She married Lévis à Isidore Chiasson. He predeceased her in 1973. She is survived by her children Edna (Jimmy) Poirier, Gerard (Geraldine) Chiasson, Sylvia (Adrien) Boudreau, and Robert (Elaine) Chiasson. She had a large extended family, whom she cherished. Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews were the joy of her life. M. Henriette worked at the Lemoyne Co-op for 15 years. She was a very generous person that always found time for family and friends. The tea kettle was always waiting on the stove. She loved playing cards, but didn’t like to lose. She had a passion for music and dancing and always had a hooked rug on her old wooden frame. She appreciated all company, but especially any dog that would come visit her. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine  with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the Foyer Père Fiset or a charity of your choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

GILLIS
It is with great sadness our family announces the sudden passing of Corrina Caroline Gillis at her home in Kingsville, ON, on April 18th, age 47. Born to parents Donald and Florence Gillis of Southwest Margaree on August 2nd, 1971, Corrina will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Jesse MacMillan and Dillon MacMillan of Halifax and their dad, Francis MacMillan of Port Hood; siblings, Lorraine (Dave) Cascadden, Jenny (Dave LaForet) Gillis, Roxanne Gillis, Shannon (Muhamed) Alibegovic, Preston (Jennifer) Gillis, and Cheyenne (Darryl) Brown; nieces and nephews, Anasia, Kirsten, Isabelle, Myles, Jevitt, Breagh, and Malcolm. Predeceased by brother, Roger (Eleethia Burton) Gillis. Cremation took place with Marcotte Funeral Home in Windsor, ON. Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Southwest Margaree on Tuesday, April 30th, with Fr. Macdonald Ujunwah Ibeh. Donations may be considered towards her son Dillon’s paralympic goals in wheelchair racing by email transfer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to a charity of your choice.

LARADE
Joseph André Larade, 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on April 27th at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Joseph Larade and Judique Muise. André worked at the Victoria General Hospital for 27 years as a paint shop supervisor. He was a devoted blood donor with 50 donations over 25 years. He enjoyed playing guitar and hunting and loved to attend bluegrass music festivals. He loved his family. André is survived by his wife, Marie Gemma Aucoin; sons, Dennis (Janice) Larade and Kevin (Erica) Larade, both of Oromocto, NB; brothers, Leo (Lucienne) Larade, Halifax, and Marcel (Sylvia) Larade, Cheticamp; sisters, Marie Sophie Roach, Marie Cecile (Sid) Malone, Marie Stella (Yvon) Michaud of Cheticamp and Marie Theresa (Walter) Creaser, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Alicha, Anthony and Thomas; great-grandchild, Nora. Predeceased by brothers, Pierre-Theodore (Germaine), Alphonse (Cecile), Placide-John (aka Patsy) and Cyril (Clara); sisters, Margaret-Anne (Willie) and Beatrice (George). Funeral service was held on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Deacon Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Serviced Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacDONNELL
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa MacDonnell, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Theresa was a long-time resident of Inverness; she was a daughter of the late Margaret Basker. Theresa was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Theresa is predeceased by her husband, Peter, and son, John. She is survived by her sons Eugene and Archie Joe (Melinda), both of Inverness. Theresa, in her pastime, loved to play bingo and was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan. Theresa enjoyed the simplicities of life and spending quality time with her family. Visitation was held Sunday, May 5th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Monday in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, where Father Dan MacDonald officiated. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneral home.com.

CAMPBELL
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Francis Eugene Campbell, age 65, at home in Riverville, Inverness County, on April 25th, 2019, from heart complications. He was a loving and caring husband of his recently deceased wife, Collena (MacKinnon), who he selflessly cared for during her recent battle with cancer. Always a few steps behind Collena on their sunset walks on the Inverness Boardwalk, it’s fitting that Francis now joins her two months after her passing. Francis was also an incredibly caring father to his son Clarke (Cara), Calgary, AB. Francis was born in Inverness on April 29th, 1953, and he was the youngest son of the late Donald and Mary (MacDonald) Campbell. He is predeceased by his sister, Jeanette (Nettie) and survived by his sister, Whilomena; brothers, Malcolm (Christina), Bryden (Patsy), and Alexander (Mary). He also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews. An always welcoming spirit, Francis continually showed great hospitality, wit, and humour to those he met. He spent 39 years working for Stora/New Page before retiring in 2010. He made many friendships and had many laughs through his years at The Mill. Never one to be content at sitting around, Francis also kept busy looking after cows and his horse, Daisy, on the family farm. Francis will now be at peace as he joins Collena. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Vestry of St. Mary’s Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St Mary's Church, Mabou, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacKINNON
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Elgin Allan MacKinnon on April 11th, 2019. Born the youngest son of Mary Jessie and the late Murdoch Neil MacKinnon of Kenloch, Inverness, NS. Elgin (July 2nd, 1959, to April 11th, 2019) was best known and well loved for his mischievousness and practical jokes that he perfected on family and friends. There was always plenty of opportunity with the many relatives returning home to the farm each summer from Boston, no one was exempt regardless of age…and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. In 1978 Elgin accompanied his brothers in Calgary, Alberta, where for many years he worked in construction. He continued to work in the construction industry and established his own company “Custom Stucco”; making Calgary his home where he lived with his family: daughter Chrystal Ashley, son Elgin Daniel, and step-son Travis Mitchell Lucier. Elgin’s great love of the outdoors and travel brought him on many road trips, adventures, and destinations; ski-dooing/four-wheeling in the nearby Rocky Mountains was a favourite frequent getaway. In his spare time, Elgin was an avid at-home-chef and paint-by-numbers artist, he also enjoyed his coffee shop runs to The Second Cup on 10th Street, NW, and spending time with his beloved dog Lucy. Elgin is predeceased by his father Murdoch Neil and brother John Wendell in infancy. He is survived by his family Chrystal, Elgin Jr., and Travis, Calgary; mother Mary Jessie; brothers Wayne, Kenloch, and Wendell (Danita), Halifax; and sister Wanda, Kenloch. Elgin is lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncle, many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous family members, friends, and neighbours throughout Cape Breton and across Canada and the United States. Cremation has taken place; family burial will be at a later date. To view and share photos, condolences, and stories of Elgin, please visit www.choicememorial.com. We invite everyone who knew Elgin to share stories and photos to help bridge the long distance between family and friends. “The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.”

MacLELLAN
We, the family, are heartbroken to share the loss of our mom, Margaret Rita MacLellan (Coady), age 90. Margaret passed away peacefully at the Inverary Manor, April 22nd, 2019, surrounded by her family. Margaret was the daughter of the late Peter Jack and Rebecca Coady of South West Margaree. Margaret is survived by: her children, Kay MacLellan Windsor, Ontario; Susan (Aaron) Gaudet, Bridgewater; Linda (Brian) MacMillan, Port Hood; Judy (Warren) Leadbetter, Toronto; Barbara MacLellan (Stephen MacDonald), Fall River; Donnie MacLellan, Deepdale: Peter (Christy) MacLellan, Edmonton; nine grandchildren, Jason, Mike, Sarah, Nicole, Joshua, Coady, Alaura, Miagh, and Winnie; seven great-grandsons, London, Ace, Cole, Desmond, Rory, Grayson, and Declan. She is also survived by her sister Jessie Tompkins, North East Margaree and sister-in-law, Shirley Coady. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Angus Dan MacLellan, infant son Donnie, sister Katherine, brother John A, infant brother Martin, and son-in-law Lloyd MacLellan. Margaret worked for many years as a cook but her proudest position was head cook at the Inverness Memorial Hospital. Margaret belonged to the Inverness CWL as well as being one of the founding members of the South West Margaree Seniors Club. Margaret was very proud of her home and family. She filled her home with love and her beautiful baking, her garden flowers, homemade quilts, her woodworking projects, and her lovely paintings. Mom loved to have a good game of cards and was her happiest when singing and dancing with her friends and family. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 28th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Monday at in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations can be made to the Inverary Manor, Inverness, or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DOUCETTE
It is with sadness we announce the death of a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Joan Marie “June” Doucette. June passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, April 20th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sydney on March 10th, 1933. She was a daughter of the late, James Alexander “Jim” and Sadie Jane (MacKinnon) White. She was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s CWL since 1969 and also a member of the legion. June is survived by her daughter Sandra (Daniel) Poirier, Fort MacMurray, Alberta; son Sandy (Bonnie); Belle Cote; grandchildren: Joey, Jessie, Joshua Poirier, and Noah Doucette; five great-grandchildren; “special godchild” Maureen Chiasson; her sister, Sheila King, Dartmouth; brother, Raymond Wiseman, New Minus. Besides her parents, June was predeceased by her husband, James Larry Doucette and her grandson, James Poirier. June enjoyed family outings, such as, picnics, boat rides, fishing, snow mobile rides through the woods. She had many talents including sewing, knitting, cooking, painting, going for walks, and pampering her friend and companion, her cat, “Star”. She enjoyed spending time with friends and sharing a cup of tea. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree on Wednesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of the late “June” Doucette may be made to s charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

HART
It is with sad hearts that we said goodbye to our mom, Edith “Bernice” Hart , 87, Margaree Centre, on April 21st; but knowing that Mom and Dad are reunited again brings us great comfort. Mom was born April 19th, 1932, in Margaree Centre, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (MacDonald) MacDermid. Since marrying our dad in 1951, she chose to be a homemaker, performing the honourable task of caring for the ones she cared for most, her family. After losing Dad in 1995, his picture and memory were always front and centre in their home and in Mom’s heart. The love and respect Mom and Dad had for each other was immeasurable. She is survived by her children: Colleen (Danny) McCallum, Truro; Lindsey (Johanne), Margaree Centre; and Lorne (Raylene), Sydney; grandchildren: Steven, Ashley, Derek, Michael, Krista, Bryce, and Bethany; great-grandchildren: Owen, Ayla, Austin, and Merryn; sisters-in-law: Hilda MacDermid, Olivemae Ingraham, Shirley Hart; and brothers-in-law Charles (Phyllis) Hart and Murdoch Carmichael. Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Graham; sisters: Viola (Edwin) Hart, Ellamae (Layton) Ingraham; and brother Erving MacDermid. Visitation will be in Wilson United Church Hall, Margaree Centre, on Wednesday April 24th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday April 25th at Wilson United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating. Family flowers only please. It would be Mom’s wishes that any donations in her memory be made to Wilson United Church. Mom spent the last six years at Wynn Park Villa in Truro, where she received excellent care from the caregivers and other members of the staff. “How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard”- Winnie The Pooh. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacDOUGALL
We are saddened to announce that Inverness has lost the last veteran of the Second World War. James Roderick “Parr” MacDougall passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Tuesday, April 16th. Parr was born in Foot Cape 93 years ago and grew up in the Red Rows. At the age of 18 he joined the navy and served on the HMCS Burlington, where he saw action in the Atlantic while protecting the convoys. After the war he worked in the hard rock mines of Northwestern Canada before returning home to the mines of Inverness and to marry the love of his life, Kaye. In 1967, they opened the Ceilidh Restaurant and later Central Clothing, all the time whilst Parr worked as a foreman for the Department of Highways. In the late 60s, Parr and Kaye moved to their home at Broad Cove Banks, where Parr was often seen riding his horses. Parr was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was a life-long member and strong supporter of Captain Angus L. MacDonald Royal Canadian Legion Branch 132 in Inverness. He was instrumental in establishing the Ceilidh Trail CB Club Park in Inverness and was a staunch Tory and a proud Cape Bretoner. Parr is survived by children: Angus, Orillia ON; and Rose Annette (Peter Hart), Inverness; grandchildren: Gaelen, Liam, and Breton Parr; many nieces and nephews. Parr was predeceased by his wife Kaye; sisters: Catherine (Kaye), Margaret, Annie Mae, Isabel, Alena, and Stella; brothers: Dougall, “Pill”, Alex L, Ronald, “Ran”, George, “Nick,” and Bernie. Parr loved his family, his church, and his dog Rocky. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25th, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

WALKER
Danial Alexander “Sonny” Walker, age 67, it is with great sorrow, the family of Danial Alexander “Sonny” Walker, announces his sudden passing on Sunday, April 14th, at home. Sonny was born on Tuesday, July 3rd, 1951, and was the son of the late Donald and Alice Marie (MacKinnon) Walker. He was raised by his loving grandmother, Jessie (MacMaster) Walker. Sonny was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness. He was predeceased by his partner of 45 years, Connie Moore; sisters: Donna (Glen Baumgartner), and Doris (Langlois). He is survived by his sons: Aaron (April MacDonald) and Shamus Walker; and his four beautiful grandchildren: Sage, Liam, Simon, and Sadie. He will not meet the new grandchild, yet to arrive in August. He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Marion (Dougall), Terrie (Lennon), Murdell (Jim), and Colleen (Charles); and several nieces and nephews. Sonny will be sadly missed by his many friends and close relatives. He spent his younger years in Blackstone before moving to Inverness with Jessie. He also lived in Montreal for a couple of years before returning home. Sonny was a painter by trade. He also worked in construction, fisheries, forestry, and the mining industries. He had a great love of music and sang at many house parties. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and loved to tell stories. Cremation has taken place. Funeral or Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 4th at Stella Maris with viewing at 10:45 a.m. with the family, followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

AUCOIN
Elizabeth Tarzille AuCoin (Poirier), age 101, of Cheticamp, passed away on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Born in Cheticamp, she was the daughter of the late John and Suzanne (LeBlanc) Poirier. Tarzille married, at 17, Henri AuCoin and they raised three children: Laurette, Gilles, and Rhéal, in Cheticamp. She worked at the Cheticamp Fish Coop until retirement. She lost her beloved husband Henri at the age of 47. Tarzille enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and socializing. She was particularly fond of her family and had a special love for cats. She willed be dearly missed by sons: Joseph Gilles AuCoin (Marie Anne), Cheticamp, Jean Rhéal AuCoin (John) (Sylvie) Dartmouth, and daughter, Marie Laurette Bourgeois, Cheticamp; brother Médrick Poirier ( Marie Antoinette), Cheticamp; sisters: Rita Chiasson, Cheticamp, Sr. Virginie Poirier, and Sr. Marie Hélène Poirier, both from Moncton, NB. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Marcella, Lisette, Bernell, Paulette, Ginette, Joanne, Lynn, Michelle; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Henri AuCoin; brothers: Henri Poirier and Hubert Poirier; sisters: Sr. Marguerite Ester Poirier, Henriette Anne Chiasson, and Marie Joséphine Chiasson; son-in-law, Paul Albert Bourgeois, and grandson Jean Elmer. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, in Église Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CHISHOLM
Alexander Edmund Chisholm was born November 18th, 1931. He passed away on April 7th, 2019, in Richmond Hospital, BC. He was born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia. He was the son of John A. Chisholm and Marcella MacDonald. He worked in the mining industry for over 40 years. Sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, Dolores McKenzie; his children: Carolyn (Terry), Colin (Marey Ann), Cameron, Coady (Evelyn); his siblings: Mary Phil Bulmer, Ottawa, sister Coline Chisholm, Sydney, Bernard Chisholm, Port Hood, Anne Peralta, Minesville Road, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by brothers Duncan and John. He is survived by his grandchildren: Reece, Aynsleash, Sheena, Stephanie, Taylor, Alicia, Bryson, McKenzie, and Xavier. He will be loved and remembered by all. There will be no service, a private gathering will be held at a later date. Forever in our hearts.

DOUCET
Joan Anne “Chickie” Doucet, age 70, of Inverness passed away on April 10th, 2019, surrounded by her loving husband of 48 years, Eric, and her children. Born January 29th, 1949, to the late Joseph and Kaye (Beaton) Kennedy. She is survived by her husband, Eric; children: Cara Lynn (Eddy), Harrietsfield; Eric (Heather), Middle Sackville; Julene (Grayson), Halifax; son-in-law Greg, Halifax; her sister and best friend, Mary Jane (Ian), Mabou; her sister, Donelda (Wayne), Inverness. Nanny cows will be forever missed by her grandchildren: Devin, Kensa, Rogan, Elena, and Benjamin. Chickie worked at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital for 35 years. After retirement she spent a few years travelling and enjoyed her time in the Dominican and Florida sun. Chickie was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Parish and loved her time in the choir. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, April 13th, in St. Margaret’s Parish, Broad Cove, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, Chickie has requested that donations be made to the Palliative Care Unit at ICMH. Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: https://sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

CAMUS
Phillippe Charles Camus,  age 81, of Cheticamp, passed away on March 28th, 2019, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS. He was the son of the late Edward and Laura (Bourgeois) Camus. Phillippe was born in Cheticamp and moved to Toronto at the age of 18, where he met the love of his life, Margie LeLievre. They married on September 12th, 1959, and had three wonderful children: Wayne, Laurie, and Steve. Grandpa loved and admired each of his six grandchildren. Phil was employed at Evans Contracting for 35 years before finishing his career with Miller Contracting. Miller Contracting loved and respected him so much that they named a street “Camus Causeway” in his honour when he retired. Phil was a great fisherman and hunted on occasion. He taught his children and grandchildren how to play cards, which was evident when he retired. He belonged to many card clubs, where he met many new people, and won the occasional game, bringing home a cake mix and a can of icing. He will be further missed by his companion, Laurette Bourgeois and her family. Dad proudly opened his heart to his new extended family. “Pea soup” you will be greatly missed. He will be dearly missed by: his sons, Wayne Camus (Betty), Port Perry; and Steve Camus, Thunder Bay; daughter, Laurie Tesolin, Thunder Bay; sister, Viola (Eugene) LeBlanc, East Margaree; grandchildren, Melissa Camus, Caitlyn Camus, Bradley Camus, Courtney Camus, Victoria Tesolin, and Sara Camus; great-grandchildren, Arlee Jeschke-Camus, and Odin Camus. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite Camus; brother, John Joe Camus; sister, Mary Jeanne Poirier. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Tuesday and funeral Mass was held on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial at a later date in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Society or charity of one’s choice.

CHIASSON
Marie Corinne Chiasson, age 81, St. Joseph du Moine, passed away peacefully Friday, in the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. She was the daughter of the late Edmond and Sabine(Chiasson) LeBlanc. She is survived by: son, John Gauthier, Bedford, NS; and daughter, Ann (Gauthier) MacPhail, Mahone Bay, NS; brothers, Leandre (Josephine) LeBlanc, Linus (Gisele) LeBlanc, both of St. Joseph du Moine, and Eugene (Laurette) LeBlanc, Penticton, BC; sisters, Dorothy (the late Alphonse) AuCoin, Cheticamp, and Sylvia (Don) Sullivan, Halifax; three grandchildren, Brenna and Aislin MacPhail, and Brooklyn Gauthier; sister-in-law, Gisele; and brothers-in-law, Jean-Guy and Tim. She was predeceased by her first husband John (Sonny) Gauthier and second husband Willie Joe Chiasson; brothers, Elias and Roland LeBlanc; and sister, Alberte LeBlanc. Visitation was held in the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday in Église St. Joseph, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifeline224 (in aid of Refugee Resettlement) or La Paroisse de St. Joseph du Moine.

LARADE
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear sister, Alma, after a well-fought batter with cancer, on April 3rd, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. She is survived by: her son, Marc (Lyne) Larade; grandchildren, Brooke, Mackenzie and Marcus, all of Cheticamp; sisters, Pauline and Dora, Inverary Manor; Hattie, Inverness; Sylvia, Halifax; nieces and nephews, Pauline (Donald), Rene (Paula), Amedee (Deborah), Angele (Omer), Maurice, Cheticamp; grandniece, Ronita, Halifax; grandnephews, Glen, Daniel, Halifax; Dillon, Fredericton. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, on Monday, April 8th, funeral Mass followed with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacLEOD
Our wonderful mother, Barbara ‘Elsie’ MacLeod (nee Campbell), of Estmere, Victoria Co., NS, departed peacefully, March 26th, at 88, after a life well and fully lived. Born in Malagawatch, Elsie was the last of her family and beloved wife of the late Malcolm Gillis (Mack) MacLeod. Remaining, to emulate her many remarkable qualities, are: sons, Alexander, Estmere; Earl (Rose), Kitchener; daughter, Louise, Toronto; and grandson Austin, the light of her life. She was a Little Narrows Presbyterian Church member, past president of the Ladies Aid and cherished sister, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt, grand-aunt, mentor, neighbour, and/or loyal and true friend, to countless others. A born teacher with a boundless love of children (and perfect penmanship!), Elsie nurtured many young pupils during her career, from early days at River Denys to her last, at Whycocomagh Federal School, Waycobah First Nation. Her second role was as a popular historical interpreter at the Highland Village Museum. As a master craftsperson, especially adept at knitting and crocheting, Elsie’s creative hands were always busy and she loved sharing her skills and knowledge. She delighted in leading The Little Narrows Knitting Club through years of shared stitches, stories, and laughter, ideally with the clever young ones, Morgan and Katherine, right by her side. Together, they all conjured up comforting dolls, teddy bears, slippers, hats, and scarves for donation to Leeside Transition House, a women’s and children’s shelter, in Port Hawkesbury. Cremation has taken place; burial will be private. A public Celebration of Life will be held later in 2019, with advance notices in the community papers. Her memory may be honoured through kind and compassionate acts toward others, or donations to the Malagawatch Cemetery Association, or charity of your choice. Arrangements are under care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. Condolences, reminiscences, and photos also gratefully accepted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Oidhche mhath (goodnight), sweet Mom!

MALENFANT
Paula Mary Malenfant, from Inverness, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2019, at the age of 70. She was the daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Florence Beaton and was pre-deceased by twin sister Pauline. Paula leaves behind: her beloved husband, Jack and three cherished sons,  Michel (Sophie), Steven (Stephanie), and David (Gail); along with six adoring grandchildren, Cassidy, Sabrina, Gabrielle, Olivia, Kylee, and Tyler. Paula also leaves behind many loving friends and extended family. Paula went to school in Inverness and Mabou and then headed to Halifax to complete her nursing degree. This is where she got her first job as a nurse and met the love of her life, Jack. After they married, Paula left her home to follow Jack and travelled with their children, living in different parts of Canada. She always wanted to come home to Inverness and was finally able to once her husband retired. Paula then worked at the Inverary Manor, as a nurse, where she loved serving others and making sure they were well looked after. Due to health issues, she was forced to leave her beloved job. Visitation will be held at the Stella Maris Parish, 47 Upper Railway Street, Inverness, on Monday, April 15th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, the family would like to invite friends and extended family to join them at the Inverness fire hall as we gather for a Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inverness hospital or the charity of your choice.

SEXTON
Kay was born and raised in Broad Cove Chapel, leaving at the early age of 17 for Montreal. She worked at various jobs, retiring to St. Jules on the Gaspe Coast. Mom had a flare for entertaining and dressing well. She loved company and our home was a welcome spot for all, especially those from “down East”. A mother and homemaker beyond reproach, she treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. This love was only surpassed by her love of her husband of 66 years and best friend, Vernon, and grand and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Dad, Mom moved back to Cape Breton, where she spent her last months and embraced all that is Cape Breton and reacquainting with old friends and relatives. She was wrapped in the arms of the love of her family and Inverary Manor. Mom is survived by her children: Lois (Francis) MacIsaac, Donna (Gerard) MacFarlane, Wendy (Robert) McNaughton, and Barry (Melissa); 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly; brothers, Peter and Harold Smith; sisters, Mary Campbell, Mae Ann Beaton, and Donna MacLean. As well, Mom leaves fond memories with family and friends in Gaspe and beyond. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 7th in Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Funeral Mass was held on Monday in St. Margaret’s of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

LeBLANC
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lola Bernadette LeBlanc, age 70, of Belle Cote on March 29th at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Bernadette had the extraordinary gift of connecting easily with people and making everyone feel special. Born the youngest of eight children in Grand Étang to the late Johnny and Annie (Doucet) Burns, Bernadette moved to Toronto at the age of 16 and met her husband, Art LeBlanc, of Belle Cote, shortly thereafter. Art and Bernadette had the pleasure of celebrating 50 years married this past December. Bernadette was a warm, fun, and nurturing mother and raised two daughters, Leanne (Jamie) Skinner and Kendra (Clarence) Pickett with so much love and joy. Bernadette loved being a grandmother and she was so very proud of her five grandchildren: Alex, Aidan, and Kyle Skinner and Grace and Katie Pickett.  Art and Bernadette retired back to Belle Cote in 1998 and enjoyed a happy retirement, spending many wonderful winter months in Arizona. Despite many health complications throughout her adult life, Bernadette always maintained a positive outlook and a grateful attitude. Bernadette is predeceased by siblings Lucy Dora (Clovis) Aucoin, Lionel (Marie Stella) Burns, and Thomas (Antoinette) Burns. She is survived by siblings: Loretta (Joseph Edmond) Aucoin, Alex John (Mary Louise) Burns, Velma (Paul) LeBlanc, and Roger (Mary) Burns. She is beloved by her many nieces and nephews as well as innumerable close friends throughout Cape Breton and across Canada and the United States. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5th from 9:30 a.m. to time of funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s church in East Margaree with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, attention Oncology Cancer Care. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacDOUGALL
Francis Lester MacDougall, of Toronto, Ontario, formerly of Port Hastings, passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family, April 1st, 2019. He was born on December 3rd, 1954, to parents, John Duncan and Mary Ellen (MacNeil) MacDougall. Lester is survived by brothers: Donald (Debbie), John; sisters: Betty Watts, Barbara (Joe) Gillis, Paula O’Toole, Mary Louise (Raymond) Burns; also many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, John Duncan and Mary Ellen, he was predeceased by his brother Brian MacDougall. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 4th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Port Hood, with Father Vincent Van Zupthen officiating. There will be visitation for one hour in the church prior to the funeral. Memorial donations in memory of the late, Francis Lester MacDougall may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care or St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

BUCHANAN
Eileen Daisy (Wier) Buchanan, 74 years, and son Peter Ralph Buchanan, 52 years, passed away at home on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. Eileen, wife of the late Sterling Buchanan from Port Hood, N.S., and daughter of the late Albert and Olive (Tait) Wier from Lower Sackville, NS. Peter son of the late Sterling and Eileen (Wier) Buchanan from Port Hood. They are survived by son/brother David Buchanan from Port Hood, N.S., and daughter/sister Heather (Harold) Stright from Murray Corner, N.B., and their children and grandchildren. Eileen and Peter leave behind a large loving family, caring friends and a strong thoughtful community; may they Rest In Peace. Visitation was held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Friday, March 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 23rd, in Davison Funeral Home, Kensington, P.E.I., from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DOYLE
Edmund Alexander Doyle, age 65, of Inverness, walked into the arms of God on Friday, March 22nd, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Edmund was born on Friday, January 1st, 1954, and was a son of the late Charles and Catherine (MacLellan) Doyle. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, and was known as a kind and gentle soul. Edmund is survived by his partner Brenda Gillis and his son Corey Doyle; brothers: PA (Mary), Elmer, Stephen (Evelyn), Bernard (Linda) Jerry, and Eldon; sisters: Theresa, Iris, Ann (Jack), Blanche (Donnie), Shirley, and Marie (Paul); several nieces and nephews. Edmund enjoyed time with his son and his brother Eldon, who spent many hours together walking, fishing, and hunting. Edmund worked for the Municipality of the County of Inverness for over 30 years and was known to be a dedicated worker. Edmund was predeceased by his parents, as well as sisters: Madeline, Yvonne, and a sister Charlene in infancy. Visitation was held on Wednesday, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

MacDOUGALL
It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of Catherine “Kaye” Sabina MacDougall, 86, of Inverness, who passed away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 19th, 2019. Born November 28th, 1932, to Peter and Annie Muise. She is survived by: her husband of 65 years, James “Parr” MacDougall; son, Angus, Orillia, ON; daughter, Rose Annette (Peter Hart), Inverness; grandchildren: Gaelan, Liam and Breton Parr; many nieces and nephews. Kaye was a lifelong resident of Inverness, first in the Red Rows and later at beautiful Broad Cove Banks. Many will remember Kaye from her businesses, The Ceilidh Restaurant and Central Clothing, as well as the family restaurant, The Casual Gourmet. She was an active member of the Ceilidh Trail CB Club, holding several positions over the years. She loved her family and friends, her dog Rocky, her God, the fiddle, and a good game of cards and bingo. Kaye was a class act and left a lasting mark in her community, she will be remembered by many. Kaye was predeceased by: brothers Johnny, Peter, Patty, and Billy; sisters Rose Marie and Anne. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 26th, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, followed by funeral Mass, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Reception followed downstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Inverness. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DEVEAU
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Jeanne Deveau, age 95, on Monday March 11th, 2019, in the Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by all her siblings. Jeanne was a passionate, kind, and selfless individual, who always put her family first. She was a “mom” and “mémère” to everyone who knew her. She was an accomplished rug hooker, who enjoyed demonstrating her work to the public, while working at the Coopérative Artisanale. Jeanne was at her happiest when in the company of family and friends. She was an avid Habs fan, but enjoyed hockey the most when cheering for her beloved grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be missed and always remembered by all who knew her. Jeanne is survived by sons: Clarence Deveau (Sylvia) , New Brunswick, and Bruno Deveau (Wanda), Bridgewater; daughters: Yvette Chiasson (Marcellin), Port Hawkesbury, Claudia Deveau (Leonard), Cheticamp, and Pamela Deveau, Chéticamp; her grandchildren: Jean Claude, Ken, Lynn, Denise, Shauna, Byron, Brent, Tyler, Kayla; her great-grandchildren: Conner, Braden, Mario, Ainsley, Allison, Ava, Giana, Kenzie, Vimy, and Sofia. She was predeceased by her parents Paddé and Anasthasie (Luedee) Roach; her husband Dominique; her brothers: Leo, Paul, Nicholas, Thomas, Pierre-Vincent, Joseph, Leo; her sisters: Margarite, Sister Mathilde, Marie Helene, Elizabeth, Marguerite, Catherine, and Theresa. Visitation was held at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, March 15th, in Église Saint- Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Sean McEwen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home or charity of your choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DOUCET
Josephine “Jose” Doucet, age 94, passed away in the early morning hours of March 12th, peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Josephine was born in Inverness on October 20th, 1924. She was a daughter of the late James Angus “Jim Angus” MacIsaac and Mary Margaret “Red Margaret”, (MacNeil) MacIsaac. Jose was a member of Stella Maris Parish Inverness. Jose led an active life, loved skating, country music, and scotch music (especially good fiddle music). She had amazing skill and took great pride as a phenomenal homemaker. If there had been a professional ranking for her skills as a cook, baker, and home management she would have been at the highest level as she always brought lots of good food to the table! Hard work was expected. Jose “the perfectionist” also taught the importance of good values, family, and was proud to live a “good clean life.” She loved a good joke, good game of cards, and a cup of hot tea (scalding). She also had artistic crafting skills crocheting mats, needle point, ceramic pottery, decorating; always leading to a clean and tidy home. She loved a good box of chocolates and home-made squares. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Paul Angus Doucet; sisters, Rosalia, Regina; brother, Francis (Red). She is survived by her children: Francis Gordon, Paula Marie, and Darryl Thomas (Nicolette) Doucet; grandchildren: Dylan Thomas, Madeleine Jose Maria, and Aaron Paul Cornelis Doucet; siblings: Rita (late Alex) Gillis, Muriel (late Hughie) MacDonald, Mary Ellison, Camilla (late Gerald) Tompkins, James (Chris) MacIsaac; numerous nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation was held on Friday, March 15th in Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Funeral Mass was held in Stella Maris Church, Inverness on Saturday, March 16th, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

KELLY
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, June Shirley Ann (MacInnis) Kelly. Born June 3rd, 1940, Shirley passed away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on March 17th. She was a daughter of the late Joe Harper and Elizabeth (Larade). She is survived by her children: Bob, Hamilton, ON; Gwen “Teddy” (Kevin), Truro; Frank (Josephine), Dartmouth; Donna “Cookie”, Inverness. Along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she is also survived by: brother, Stanley; sisters, Kaye, Sandra, and Ann. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by: her first husband, Frank MacInnis; second husband, Edward Kelly; sisters: Dorothy, Josephine, Mona; brothers: Johnny and Clemmie; as well as two young sons, Georgie and Neilie. Shirley had a few different jobs over the years, the last of which was working in the housekeeping department of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Her all time joy was to feed people. If you ever left Shirley’s house hungry that would not have been because she didn’t feed you or offer to feed you. When it came to having company, she always had the meals planned well in advance. Even while sick in the hospital, she was planning our meals for us. She always knew everyone’s favourites, from steak dinner for her brother Johnny, to waffles for the grandkids, and she made the best butterscotch pie we ever had! She will be missed by her family, who will always hold a special place in their hearts for Mom/Mom Shirley. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness with Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m.; Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacDONALD
We are saddened to announce the passing of Kay (Bowden) MacDonald in Halifax with family by her side. The daughter of the late James and Alice (Muse) Bowden. She is survived by her sisters: Anne and Jeanne; and her brother Christopher. Also, sisters-in-law: Lynn, Kay Campbell, Helen MacDonald; brothers-in-law: Cecil, Ambrose, and John Alex. She was predeceased by: her husband John A. (Sandy) MacDonald (2011); her sisters: Claire (Cecil) Joudrey and Patsy; sisters-in-law Alexena and Marie; brother-in-law Johnie. Kay lived in Long Point for several years. Special neighbour Ann Marie MacEachern, Long Point; family friend Donnie; and many fur buddies over the years. A good book and a multitude of plants. Service to be held at St. Agnes Church, Halifax, Wednesday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m.

AUCOIN
Marie “Lorraine” Aucoin, age 89, of La Résidence Acadienne, Chéticamp, formerly of Belle Côte, Inverness Co., died March 1st, 2019, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Born in St. Joseph du Moine, Inverness Co., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Adele (Deveaux) Deveaux. Lorraine was an active member of the C.W.L. for many years. She had a natural talent that she could excel at painting, gardening, sewing, playing music, cooking. She loved babysitting and also visiting at the cottage in Belle Côte. She cherished all of her grand kids and great-grand kids. Friends and visitors were always welcome at her house. Lorraine is survived by her sons: Philip (Eileen), Durham, Pictou Co., Camille (Suzanne), Meteghan River, Digby Co.; brothers: Alfred (Amelia), Arthur (Anna), Roy (Regina); sisters: Annie Rose, Sylvia; grandchildren: Craig, Daniel, Lionel, Adèle; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Alyssa, Sophie, Deborah, Jason, Jacob. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harvey Aucoin and second husband Constant Aucoin; brothers: Lawrence, Leonard; sister, Edna Chiasson. The family received friends at 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, East Margaree on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, with Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Interment will take place in the St. Michael’s cemetery, Margaree, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) or to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEVEAU
Joseph Arthur Deveau, age 80, of Plateau, Inverness County, passed away on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. He was the son of the late Pierre and Marie Rose (Camus) Deveau. Joseph Arthur worked most of his life as a woodcutter and fish plant worker. In his spare time he enjoyed playing the mouthpiece and harmonica, was a great step dancer, loved hunting, and sport fishing. He and his spouse, Beatrice, were great Montreal Canadian fans, and enjoyed many nights watching and cheering for their favourite team. He is survived by his wife Beatrice (Poirier) Deveau, Plateau; brothers: Henri Edouard ( Marie Louise), Henri Paul, and Albert; sisters: Lucie Mae Poirier, Marianne (Gordon) Larade, and Marie Emma Deveaux. He was predeceased by brothers: Patrick Eugene, Patrick George, and Paul Levis. A grave side service will be held at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cheticamp. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be made to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEVEAU
Marie Bertha Deveau, age 88, of Chéticamp, passed away on Friday, March 1st, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Born in Chéticamp, she was a daughter of the late Sandy and Eugenie (Aucoin) Bourgeois. She is survived by her sons: David Deveau and Clarence (Cassandra Slaton/Deveau) Deveau; sisters: Sister Dora Bourgeois, Dorothy Toranto; grandchildren: Olivia Deveau, Sebastien Deveau. She was predeceased by husband, Victor Jean Deveau; brothers: Davy Bourgeois, Alex Bourgeois, Angus Bourgeois, Virginie Deveau, Annie May Bourgeois, Phylis LeLievre, Rita Aucoin. Cremation took place. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MacLELLAN
In loving memory of Donald MacLellan, February 13th, 1951 – February 19th, 2019. Donald Allan (Junior) MacLellan passed away peacefully on February 19th, 2019, with his family by his side at the Grande Prairie Hospice. Don was born on February 13th, 1951, in Ottawa Brook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to the late Catherine Rhodena MacLellan (MacNeil) and Peter Allan MacLellan. Don grew up in a loving and fun family with seven brothers and sisters along with many cousins in the close-knit community of Ottawa Brook. He began working at the age of 14 and this instilled the foundation of his core values: the importance of family, his love of nature, and his satisfaction in a good day’s work. Don and Arlene were married in October 1977 and moved to Alberta for work opportunities in the spring of 1979. They soon settled in Grande Prairie. In 1986, Don started Response Maintenance Services (RMS) along with his business partner, Rob McMillan. In addition to RMS, Don later owned and operated MacLellan Crane and Rigging. Through his work around the Peace Country, Don developed many long-lasting friendships that continued into his retirement. The importance of family was easily seen in the pride Don showed for Arlene, Peter, and Ann. Don was a devoted husband and father who always had time for his family. Whether it was standing in the corner of a hockey rink, showing up at a school gym, or sitting through a dance recital, Don was always there for his children. As his family grew, Don’s big heart made room for Peter and Ann’s spouses - Erin (McNally) MacLellan, and Colby Longmate, who were like a daughter and son to him. Don’s grandchildren: Molly, Kara, and Ari provided him with many hours of enjoyment and a greater purpose in life. Although being a humble man, it was easy for Grandpa Don to show the huge joy and love he had for his grandchildren. Don received a double lung transplant in 2009, which enabled him to continue to appreciate all of life’s simple pleasures. Despite his health setbacks he had incredible resilience and his positive outlook and his appreciation for life never waned. His great love of nature, music, hockey, his 55 caddy, good food, and black coffee also contributed to his legacy of a full life. Don held a special place in his heart for all his siblings: Charlotte (David) MacAulay, Judy (Danny) MacLellan, Rosaire (Robert) MacKinnon, Neila (Carlyle) MacLellan, Stanley (Neila) MacLellan, David (Phyllis) MacLellan, and Harriet (Greg) Lidgett and brothers-in-law: Charles (Sadie) MacDonald, Hugh MacDonald, and sister-in-law Sally (Ritchie) Ellis, as well as many nieces and nephews who all loved Don so much including his two God-children: Crista Jane MacKinnon and Joe Lidgett. Don, with his dry wit, kindness, even keel attitude, and sense of adventure, will be missed by those who knew him best. His was a life well lived. Memorial donations may be made to KidSport www.kidsportcanada.ca/donate/ to encompass Don’s love of kids and sports or to a charity of one’s choice. A memorial service was held for family and friends at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, at Bear Creek Funeral Home with Father Remi Hebert officiating.

PARSONS
Viola Adelia Parsons, from Port Hawkesbury (formerly of Troy, Inverness Co.), beloved wife of the late Malcolm C. Parsons (who left us five short months ago), passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 7th, 2019, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home at the age of 91. She was a member of St. David’s UCW. Born in Lunenburg, to the late Teman T. and Harriet G. (Joudrey) Thompson, her family moved to Red Head, NB, when she was seven, where she was raised on a farm complete with a team of oxen. Viola modelled in the store window and later became lingerie manager at Calp’s Department Store in Saint John, NB. On New Year’s Eve 1957, she married her loving husband, Malcolm. Viola was a loving wife and mother. They raised their children mainly in Glen Margaret, and later on a farm in Saint Ninian, Cape Breton. After their children moved out, they moved to Darlings Island, NB, where she worked at Malcolm’s side at their jewellery and watch repair store in Market Square, Saint John. They retired and enjoyed their senior years in Troy, as a hard worker and homemaker on the farm, she always ensured everyone had a home-cooked meal complete with homemade bread and freshly churned butter. She always provided homemade baked goods and preserves. She was a talented knitter and had a green thumb as was demonstrated by her beautiful African Violets. Viola will be remembered by many as always being loving, kind, and gentle with a witty sense of humour. Survived by her three children: Stephen Parsons (Shirley Graham), Timberlea; Darlene (Joseph) Gillis, Port Hood; and Travis (Malinda) Parsons, Brandon, MB; and her grandchildren: Nicole Parsons (Tim Gallery), Scott, James, and Brennan Gillis, Alexandra, Laura, and Kathleen Parsons; great-granddaughter, Riley Gallery; stepdaughters: Jocelyn, Terry, and Joanne, their children and grandchildren and those of her late stepson, Lloyd Parsons. She is also survived by her brother, Fred (Judy) Thompson: sisters: Ruth (Frank) Lahey, Gwendolyn Jones, and Edith Morgetroyd. Besides her husband, Malcolm, and stepson, Lloyd, she is also predeceased by her brothers: Palmer and Stuart Thompson; and sisters: Marion Graham, Thelma Abrahamsen, and Mildred Smith. Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14th, from St. David’s United Church, Port Hastings, with Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to St. David’s United Church or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

SUDDS
Phyllis Arlene Sudds, age 87, of Halifax, born May 20th, 1931, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, left us suddenly on March 8th, International Women’s Day. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Lively. Phyllis was married for 55 years to the love of her life, Thomas Sudds. Phyllis lived her life with a full heart and dedicated herself to the raising of her family, helping others, and ensuring that everyone near and far felt the depths of her love and care. She was the embodiment of a true ‘care-giver’ and always put her focus on the physical and mental well-being of those in need. Her working hands have left lasting effects near and far. Phyllis was always up for an adventure, for the telling and remembering of stories, and the next project or gathering there was to attend. She lived her life with an unmatched passion of joy and excitement. Phyllis spent her years between Sydney, Montreal, Lake Ainslie, and Halifax and gathered close friends wherever she lived. Her favourite hobbies were sewing, cooking, and enjoying as much time as possible with her family and friends. She was certainly made of the finest cloth that life had to offer, and she will be missed by all. She is survived by her children: Wayne (Karen) and Darlene; her grandchildren Trevor (Angela), Tammy, Reid, Ainsley, Cynthia (Baldwin), Kyle (Alyssa), Melissa (Kyle), J.J.; her many great-grandchildren; and her dear son-in-law Andy Sarka. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Tom; her brothers: Buddy, Wayne Sandy, and Jack; her sisters: Mary, Virginia, Helen, and Gladys; her loving children: Gary, Heather, and Keith; and her grandson Matthew. Phyllis will be sadly missed by all that knew her and will remain a lasting part of everyone’s heart. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inverness Palliative Care Society. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd, 149 Herring Cove Rd. In keeping with Phyllis wishes there will be a visitation on March 14th, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held March 15th, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. To place words of comfort please visit www.walkersfh.com.

BASKER
Lynn Basker, age 56, of Fredericton, NB, formerly of Chéticamp, died on February 14th, 2019, in Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. Born in Chéticamp she was a daughter of Réné and Marie (Deveau) Gaudet. Lynn was a very kind, giving, and loving person who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Her faith in God, her family, and friends and especially her grandsons, were her pride and joy. When gathered, with her present, we had lots of laughter. Since her retirement, she volunteered her time to the CWL. She loved nature, especially the beauty of Cape Breton. She had a special place in her heart for the Acadian village of Chéticamp, where she was born and raised. It was reflected by all the photos and hook rugs that she displayed in her home. Besides her parents, Lynn is survived by her daughters: April Basker (Dale), Megan Basker (Kabi), both of Fredericton; brothers: Bruno (Lise) Gaudet, William Gaudet, both of Chéticamp; grandchildren: Brayden, Liam, Hunter, Jake, Finn. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley Basker (2015). Visitation was held on Thursday, February 21st, in Cheticamp Funeral Home. A memorial service was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home for family and friends. Interment in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BISHOP
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, grammie, sister, aunt, and friend, Delvina, 81, on February 19th at the Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. Delvina was born December 9th, 1937, in Cheticamp to the late Joseph Joe Poirier and the late Mary Ann (Camus). Delvina was a very quiet, hard-working woman with a heart of gold that was thought of as grammie, not only by her own but many others. Delvina moved to Pleasant Bay when she married her husband Herbie in 1953. When not working, she would enjoy her time spent in Sydney with her sisters and friends, picking berries, having a game of cards, or making dinner for anyone that happened to show up at her house. She spent her last year of life at the Foyer Pere Fiset where she made new friends and had amazing care, which we will be forever grateful. She will, forever, have a special place in our hearts. Delvina is survived by sons: Arthur (Sylvia), Donnie (Theresa), Cal (Mary); and daughter Joanne (Kevin) Marsh. She had 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters: Elizabeth, Cathy, Jessie, Cecile; sister-in-law, Bernice; very special friends Jamie and Sarah Fader; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Herbie; sisters: Hattie and Alice; brothers: Wilfred, Albert, Didace, Gordon, Arthur, Wilbert, Daniel, and Danny. Visitation was on Saturday in the Cheticamp Funeral Home and Sunday, in the Pleasant Bay United Church. Funeral service was held on Monday in Saint Andrews United Church, Pleasant Bay, with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Bay United Church or the Foyer Pere Fiset. Funeral was under the direction of the Cheticamp Funeral Service Ltd. Condolences may be made to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CAMPBELL
We regret to announce the death of Father A.D. Campbell on February 21st, which took place in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born April 12th, 1925, in Inverness, Cape Breton, Father A.D. attended Holy Family School in Inverness and St. F.X. University, graduating in 1951. He studied at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1957 in St. Ninian Cathedral in Antigonish. After serving one year at St. Mary’s Basilica, Halifax, he served in a variety of parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish, including Stella Maris in Pictou, St. Joseph’s in North Sydney, St. Anthony’s in Glace Bay, St. Patrick’s in Lochaber, St. Mary’s in Port Morien, Immaculate Conception in Bridgeport, and St. Stephen’s in Florence. Because he had a delayed vocation and had to struggle academically to achieve his goals, Father A.D. had a more mature appreciation of his vocation. He was known to express his own strong and definite ideas, but lived his priestly vocation and always served his God faithfully. He was very devoted to the poor and afflicted in the areas he served. He worked with the St. Vincent de Paul Society for 20 years. He loved sports and was a strong believer in keeping physically fit. He retired to Parkland, Sydney, and more recently to Harbourstone, where he continued to walk around the whole complex as recently as last summer. He is survived by sisters: Elizabeth (Waltham, Massachusetts) and Marguerite (Inverness); and by brothers: Francis (Vancouver Island) and Douglas (Toronto). He was predeceased by brother, Joseph (Halifax). Visitation for Father A.D. Campbell was held on February 25th J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial was in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines on February 26th. Memorial Donations may be made to any St. Vincent de Paul Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: ww.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

FRASER
Herald Patrick Fraser, age 74, of Chéticamp, passed away on February 18th, 2019, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Chéticamp. Born in Chéticamp, he was a son of the late Donald and Margaret (MacLellan) Fraser. Pat was a loving husband, father, a proud pépère, and uncle. He was very proud to be Canadian as he served for over 30 years in the Armed Forces. He felt much pride in saying that his father was in the Navy, his brother D.A. was in the Army, so he opted to join the Air Force making it “The Trio.” Pat served over 30 years with the RCAF in Communications retiring with rank of Sergeant. This took him to various bases in Canada and abroad, where he enjoyed visiting many parts of the world. Retiring to his hometown of Chéticamp, Pat kept informed on world events and liked to share his opinions in political affairs. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32, Chéticamp, and often volunteered with ceremonies on Remembrance Day. He will be dearly missed. Survived by his wife Suzanne (Syvrais) Fraser; sons: Steve Gagné, Darrell Fraser; daughters: Sylvie Gagné Pluta, Charlene (Fraser) Hines; sisters: Alice Clark, Sylvia Hurely, Jessie Sharon Fraser; grandchildren: Xavier, Léa, Cammie. Predeceased by brother, D.A. Fraser; sisters: Bernice in infancy, Kay Ingraham, Diane Cononco, Pauline Killeen. Visitation was held at Cheticamp Funeral Home on Friday, February 22nd. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, February 23rd, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Serviced Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MACKINNON
John Murdock Mackinnon, age 73, of Deepdale, passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with his family at his side on February 24th. When inquiring about family facts or history, Jackie was the one to ask, there was nothing that he didn’t remember. With his love of the outdoors and the admiration of animals, Jackie also passed that along to his three granddaughters. Jackie was a son of the late Neil Mackinnon and Jessie (Fraser) Mackinnon. He was the devoted husband to Gloria, and father to Bernie (Melissa), Brenda (Bobby) and Bruce; and being a loving ‘Poppy’ to Chrissy and Cassie MacKinnon and Maria MacLeod. Jackie was survived by brothers: D.R. (Kaye) MacKinnon, Neil “Sonny” Fraser; sisters: Jean MacLean, Margaretanne (Bruce) Publicover; brother-in-law, Robert Middaugh and sister-in-law, Rose MacKinnon. Along with his parents, Jackie was predeceased by a daughter in infancy; brother, Lauchie Charles; sister, Lorraine Middaugh; and sister-in-law, Ann Fraser. Visitation took place in Inverness Funeral Home on Friday, March 1st with funeral service on Saturday, March 2nd in St. John’s United Church, Strathlorne. Pastor Maggie Plant celebrated. Burial at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to St. John’s Cemetery fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

RANKIN
Catherine Marcella “Marcy” Rankin, born on January 16th, 1936, in Mabou, Marcy passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, on February 28th, 2019, surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Finlay and Margaret (Beaton) Rankin. Following the passing of her parents, she was raised by her uncle Angus and aunt Sally “Central” Beaton, and thoughtfully guided by her aunt Sr. Anita Beaton. During the golden age of air travel, Marcy was a flight attendant, giving her the opportunity to explore the world. She dearly loved her family, friends, and Mabou. Her smile, wit, sense of style, independence, and love of life will be remembered. Marcy made every event a celebration. She was generous and kind: gifts, hugs, and time were her language of love. Marcy is survived by her brother, Francis Xavier (Mary Catherine) and her sister, Anita (Don) MacDougall. She was predeceased by her brother, Allan John “AJ” and her sister, Alexandra “Sandra” Rankin. She was considered an older sister by the Beaton children: Margo Ross, Sandra Gergich, Allan Beaton, Helenanne Bassani, Miriam Gillis, Lorraine Beaton, Norman Beaton, Pat Beaton (deceased), and Kevin Beaton (deceased). She leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as her longtime friend, Maria Braman. Memorial donations may be made to the Inverness Hospital Foundation. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the vestry of St. Mary’s Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Mabou, on Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CAMPBELL
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Collena Isobel Campbell on February 24th, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. Refusing to give up, she met this disease head on and remained positive while being selflessly a voice of comfort for those around her and went down swinging to the very end. Born in Harbourview on July 1st, 1955, she was the daughter of a late Robert and Elizabeth (MacMullin) MacKinnon of Judique. She was a loving and caring wife and mother; survived by her husband Francis (Riverville) and son Clarke (Cara), Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by her beloved sisters: Ethel (Rod) Chisholm, Port Hood; Peggy (Sandy) MacNeil, Creignish; Malena (Drew) MacSween, Enfield; and Karen (Paul) Carriere, Ottawa, Ontario. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she truly cherished. Colleen was a substitute teacher with the Strait Regional School Board for almost 40 years. It was a career she passionately enjoyed and through which she developed many lasting friendships. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27th, in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating, with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. As per Colleen’s wishes, please pray for the souls in purgatory. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DARSCH
Wallace C. Darsch died at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 24th. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Armstrong) Darsch, who he married on June 15th, 1965, and the son of the late William P. and Marie O. (Scagliarini) Darsch. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on November 18th, 1926, Wally was educated in the Hanson school system and graduated from Whitman High School in 1944. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was active with the Boy Scouts, youth football, and hockey. He enjoyed Big Band music, and took Fred Astaire dance lessons. A skilled amateur carpenter, Wally built his own home, fine furniture, sailboat, and ice fishing boat. A golf enthusiast, he liked to call playing golf “chasing the little white ball.” Wally was fond of swimming, the beach, and occasionally fishing with his Cape Breton friends. His career spanned over 40 years with the Hanson Water Department, from 1954 onward as superintendent. He was a member and the chairman of the Central Plymouth County Water District from 1965-1988, chairman of the Town Hall Renovations Committee from 1965-1980, and a member of the Old Colony Planning Council, Sewer Legislation Committee, and Hanson Athletic Association. During his retirement, he moved to Margaree Harbour and Florida in 2000, having enjoyed annual vacations in Polly’s family home on the Shore Road for decades before. They shared many fun times with friends and relatives, including MacLeans and MacKays in Margaree and Inverness. In more recent years he returned to Plymouth, Massachusetts, residing in assisted living closer to family. He is survived by his sister Paula M. Darsch of Plymouth, six step-children: Susan Nemmers and her husband Tom (South Yarmouth, MA); Peter Paulding and wife Ruth (Gulf Breeze, Florida); Robert Paulding and wife Nancy (South Yarmouth, MA); Betsy Kelley and partner Nick Lotz (Paris, KY); Douglas Paulding (South Salem, NY); and Barbara Paulding and husband Jeff Hodnicki (Stamford, CT); good friend Anne Sullivan of Plymouth; two nieces and two nephews, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Andrew Darsch. His family is planning a memorial service in May. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PCWWA Scholarship, (Plymouth County Water Works Association) Easton Winwater Works Company, Attn: John Tetreault, PCWA Scholarship Committee Chairman, 95 Turnpike St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.

LeFORT
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Leo Patrick LeFort, age 65, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Saturday February 23rd, 2019. Leo was born in Inverness on November 1st, 1953, to the late Joseph E. LeFort and the late Annabelle (Finn) LeFort. Leo lived many years in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and Inverness. Leo was employed many years in banking and also as manager for J.R. McDonald & Company in Toronto. Leo was a member of the Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, and was a great brother and friend to many and will be remembered for his humorous wit. Leo leaves behind brothers: Frances (Shirley)of Arnprior, Ontario, Daniel (Aline) of Dartmouth, Tom, Ivan (Jean), Charlie (Barbara) of Inverness, Bernie (Susan) Charlottetown, PEI, and Jimmy (Moe) of Toronto, Ontario; and sisters: Joanne MacLean (George) of Inverness, Geraldine Poirier (John)of Brampton, Ontario, Bertha (Donnie) of London, Ontario, and Doreen Fabiano (Richard) of Vermont, USA. Leo also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Leo was predeceased by his partner Eric Thibault, also brothers George and Albert of Inverness, and his sister Mary Dale of Collingwood, Ontario. There is no visitation and service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or Stella Maris Church, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacDONALD
Annie Mae MacDonald, age 94, passed away peacefully on February 20th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Judique on October 30th, 1924, she was a daughter of the late John A. MacDonald and Lizzie Kennedy. Annie Mae was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood; grew up and lived all her life on the family farm. In earlier years her family had a large farm, several animals. She loved to work outside and was very close to nature. She always enjoyed having dogs and Kelly was her last dog living at home with Donald James. She had beautiful penmanship and was a fluent Gaelic speaker and loved the Gaelic music and culture and enjoyed her drives into Port Hawkesbury. She was very close to her cousin and friend Theresa MacDonald, always keeping in touch on the telephone. She also had connections in Inverness, her aunt Margaret Hartford (Kennedy) and family and cousins in Judique. Annie Mae is survived by her sister, Peggy Cameron, PEI; nephews: Gordon, Weldon, Billy; niece, Moira; and her best friend for over 50 years, Donald James Smith. Predeceased by her sisters, Mary (in infancy), Christine Trider (Harry); nieces: Alice, Margaret; nephews: John, George; brother-in-law, Bill Cameron. Cremation has taken place. A private grave side service will be held in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Port Hood, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacDONELL
Leo Archibald MacDonell, educator, coach, community volunteer, builder, faithful parishioner, and family man – “Leo A.” died on February 24th, 2019, at Strait Richmond Hospital, following a brief illness. The son of the late Archibald S. and Mary Fitzgerald, he was born November 27th, 1930, and raised on the family farm at Judique Intervale in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife Yvonne (Bourgeois) MacDonell; Sister Ellen MacDonell, OSF, his sister (Allegany, New York); his brother John Lester (Judique Intervale, N.S.), and was predeceased by his oldest brother Bernard (Theresa Meagher MacDonell) and youngest brother Laughlin (Karen Lawson MacDonell). He is also survived by his children: Kevin (Leslie Smith, Bedford, N.S.), Angela (Liam O’Neill, Surrey, B.C.), Paul (Sylvia Ranson MacDonell, Grande Prairie, Alberta), and Francis (Grande Prairie, Alberta), and by his cherished grandchildren: Reginald, Katelyn, and James. Leo’s mother Mary bequeathed to him and his siblings the value of learning and betterment of the community. Mary was a leading proponent of the founding of a consolidated school at Judique in 1946, the same school where her son Leo went on to teach for 33 years, and where his four children were educated. From their father, Archie S., they learned the ways of the farm and dignity of physical labour. Leo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 1954, and immediately began teaching in Judique. In later years, he sometimes called students by their parents’ names, having taught multiple generations of the same family. He obtained his B.Ed. in 1956 and Masters in 1974, also from St.F.X. Leo held the post of vice-principal for the majority of his career at Judique-Creignish Consolidated School, while continuing to teach high school English and history. For 16 years his grade 12 English class devoted a portion of the school year to a senior class drama production. He took a genuine interest in all his students and although he would be firm, he was motivated by sympathy for their individual struggles. He advised students in a variety of extracurricular activities, but nothing was closer to his heart than school sport. He was involved in some capacity with all sports, and once remarked that coaching helped him to better understand his students. He helped coach and manage the men’s hockey team during his entire teaching career; a highlight was winning the provincial championship in 1978. He worked tirelessly to set up at least three outdoor rinks in the community. He volunteered for the Judique Recreation Association almost 20 years, not only writing letters and making phone calls to raise money for developing the facilities, but spending many days working on the grounds. In 1992 he was a recipient of the Hugh Noble Award, given to him by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation in recognition for outstanding contributions to interscholastic sport. He was a captain of the Judique Volunteer Fire Department, a lifelong member of St. Andrew’s Catholic parish, and a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, awarded to contributors to public life. Leo was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Yvonne and Leo were married in 1968 and raised their four children in the house Leo had built on a small parcel of land carved out of his family’s farm. Inseparable partners throughout life and involvement in community, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2018. With about a dozen other members of the Judique community, Leo and Yvonne participated in the occupation, in March 1999, of Judique-Creignish Consolidated School, to protest a school board decision to shut it down. Ultimately unable to save the school, local residents forged ahead with building the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. Leo was a driving force behind the project and a perennial organizer and fixture at the annual fundraiser, the Celtic Music Golf Tournament. After the Centre opened in 2007, Leo began enjoying his leisure time, golfing with Yvonne, woodworking, making jewellery from local beach glass, and reading voraciously. In a speech he gave at his retirement dinner in 1988, he said he felt “haunted” by these words of Tennyson, from the poem Ulysses: “How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!” but was heartened by these lines, further on: “but something ere the end / Some work of noble note, may yet be done.” Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Judique Fire Hall. Funeral mass 11:00 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Judique, with Rev. Allan MacMillan officiating. Reception to follow. Attendees must avoid wearing scents. Artificial flowers only, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre or a cause of your choice.

MacLEAN
With sadness we announce the death of Chris George MacLean, which occurred in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 22nd, 2019. He was born on November 5th, 1939, the sixth child to Neil Allan and Dollie (MacQuarrie) MacLean. Besides his parents, Chris was predeceased by brothers: Alexander and Neil C; sisters: Helen and Annie Mae; brother-in-law Innis Freeman. He is survived by brothers: Hugh Don (Nancy) and Wesley (Donna); sisters, Allice Freeman, Jesselyn (Howard) Ashworth, and Alexis (Les) Hodgkins; sister-in-law Rona. Chris will be missed by his 23 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews, his friends, and the many people he met during his life. Chris was a Red Seal electrician and worked in many settings over the years. He was a retired member of IBEW 1852 through which he worked and met many new friends and acquaintances. Chris was a retired member of the Lake Ainslie Volunteer Fire Department and a life-long member of Alexander Grant United Church. He farmed most of his life and always planted a garden from which generously gave produce to friends and neighbours, he could be seen making hay for himself and others for miles around. Chris enjoyed Scottish music and in his younger years could be seen “cutting the rug” at the square dances throughout Cape Breton; in the recent years he was a regular at the Hillsborough Jamborees. As a young man, Chris enjoyed walking many miles in the woods, checking the many springs and wells on the old abandoned farms. Most of all, Chris was a visitor who relished good stories, a cup of tea, and the opportunity to read one’s hand writing which he did with proficiency. Chris was one of the founding members of Sunset Funeral Co-operative and was the one that suggested the name for the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Lake Ainslie Fire Hall on Monday, March 4th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 5th, at 2:00 p.m. at Alexander Grant United Church, reception to follow at the fire hall. In Lieu of flowers donations in memory of Chris may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care, Lake Ainslie Fire Dept, Alexander Grant United Church, East Lake Ainslie Cemetery, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences at: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacINTYRE
It is with great sadness that we, the loving family of Margaret Jeanette MacIntyre, announce her peaceful passing at home surrounded by family and friends on February 11th, 2019. Born in Portage on May 28th, 1941, Jeanette was the daughter of late John A. MacDonald and M. Eunice MacDonald of East Bay. Jeanette will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Judy MacIntyre, Eunice (Maynard) McGuigan, Kathy MacKinnon, Michelle Doucet (Terry Keating), and Jane MacIntyre; her loving and valued life companion, Donnie MacLeod, Margaree; her grandchildren: Joleen (Adam), Nicole (Matthew), Jeanette (Majid), Mike (Shannon), Neil (Annabelle), Kristen (Bruno), Kyle, Ryan, Estelle, Candace (Felix), Joshua; four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Alex, Lillian, and Haylee; loving brothers: John (Louise)MacDonald and Michael B. MacDonald; her closest friend, Marie;  and loved cat, Finnegan. Jeanette thought fondly of her time in Margaree where she was an active member of St. Joseph Parish SW, spending time at her cottage gardening and in the company of her life-long friends that she held so dear. Jeanette had a kindness and compassion for all animals that spread throughout the community. Besides her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Michael J. MacIntyre and brother, James MacDonald. Cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Jeanette MacIntyre was held at St. Joseph Parish, South West Margaree on Monday, February 18th, 2019. A gathering of family and friends took place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the memorial service that followed at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to palliative care or the SPCA of Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.

MacISAAC
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my dear wife Mary “Cathy” MacIsaac on Friday, February 8th, 2019, in the QEII Halifax Infirmary. Cathy was born in Inverness on Tuesday, August 15th, 1961, and she was the daughter of the late Simon Patrick and Pauline (MacPherson) MacLellan. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, and worked most of her life in Inverness; her last posting being at the Inverness Filene Credit Union before moving to Westville. Cathy was known to be a very quiet person and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Cathy will be missed by all the people who came to know her. Cathy is survived by her husband of 34 years, Angus MacIsaac. She is also survived by her brothers: Patrick, Bobby, and Michael MacLellan; mother-in-law, Kay MacIsaac; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law and special nieces. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, in Stella Maris Church, Inverness from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

ROACH
Annie C. Roach, age 92, passed away on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Guysborough Intervale, she was the daughter of the late John Knocton and the late Cora Hampton. Annie started working at an early age. She worked at the School for the Blind during the early years of WWII. She met Joe during this time and they married in 1946. They moved to Cheticamp where she lived for 72 years and raised her family. She enjoyed dancing with Joe at the local legion. She worked at various places, including The Acadian Inn, Robins Jones store, and retired as supervisor and head cook at the Foyer Pere Fiset. She was proud that she learned to speak, write, and read French. She enjoyed playing her mouth organ and juice harp. She loved to play bingo, cards (45), crosswords, and crytoquotes. She was an avid Blue Jays fan, watched golf, loved to garden, and feed the birds. She was an avid walker. Her family and friends were her pride and joy. She will be missed, but forever in our hearts. She is survived by two sons, Stephen T. Roach (Lethbridge, Alberta) and Brian J. Roach (Patricia), Cheticamp; two daughters, Juanita (Ernie) LeBlanc, East Margaree and Lorraine (Paul) Munce, Huntsville, ON; daughter-in-law, Victorine Roach; and special family friend, Lexie MacNeil. She is also survived by sister, Elisabeth (Gerald)Lawlord, Antigonish; and seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph P.M. Roach; son, Kevin J. Roach; brothers, Joe Knocton and Charlie Knocton; and sister, Mary Delorey. Visitation was held Sunday at the Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in Eglise St. Pierre, Cheticamp on Monday, February 18th, and Father Peter LeBlanc officiated. Burial in parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice. Funeral was under the direction of the Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TIMMONS
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Henry Timmons, 85, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 17th. Hank was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on April 15th, 1933 to Henry and Elizabeth (Clark) Timmons. As a young man, Hank left Inverness to work in Ontario for a number of years and where he also married his wife, Audrey Taylor. Love of home brought them back to Inverness, where Hank worked for Ocean Paving for a number of years and then for Nova Scotia Forest Industries in Port Hawkesbury for the next 33 years. As an avid lover of sports, Hank played baseball for the Inverness Ravens, senior hockey, and coached minor hockey. A soft-spoken, kind man, always there to lend a helping hand when needed. Hank leaves to mourn Audrey, his wife of 62 years, a son Hank (Lisa) of Inverness; brothers James (Buddy) (late Molly) of Inverness, Alfred (late Valerie) of Barrie, Ontario, Wilson (Pearl) of West Bay, Douglas (Florence) of Port Hawkesbury, Harvey (Anna) of New Glasgow; sisters Betty (late Tony) Tonelli of Milton, Ontario, Joyce (Mack) MacPhee of Margaree, Donelda (late Lauchie) MacEachern of Port Hood, and Doreen (late Phil) Scott of Barrie, Ontario; as well as several nieces and nephews. Hank was pre-deceased by brothers Donnie (at birth), Andrew (Doreen) of Inverness, Albert (Alice) of PEI, Jackie of Inverness, Edgar (Marilyn) of Ontario, and sister Wilma (Bill) Cameron of Margaree Forks. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in St Matthew's United Church, Inverness. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Matthew’s United Church, Inverness, Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

Darsch
Wallace C. Darsch died at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 24th. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Armstrong) Darsch, who he married on June 15th, 1965, and the son of the late William P. and Marie O. (Scagliarini) Darsch. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on November 18th, 1926, Wally was educated in the Hanson school system and graduated from Whitman High School in 1944. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was active with the Boy Scouts, youth football, and hockey. He enjoyed Big Band music, and took Fred Astaire dance lessons. A skilled amateur carpenter, Wally built his own home, fine furniture, sailboat, and ice fishing boat. A golf enthusiast, he liked to call playing golf “chasing the little white ball.” Wally was fond of swimming, the beach, and occasionally fishing with his Cape Breton friends. His career spanned over 40 years with the Hanson Water Department, from 1954 onward as superintendent. He was a member and the chairman of the Central Plymouth County Water District from 1965-1988, chairman of the Town Hall Renovations Committee from 1965-1980, and a member of the Old Colony Planning Council, Sewer Legislation Committee, and Hanson Athletic Association. During his retirement, he moved to Margaree Harbour and Florida in 2000, having enjoyed annual vacations in Polly’s family home on the Shore Road for decades before. They shared many fun times with friends and relatives, including MacLeans and MacKays in Margaree and Inverness. In more recent years he returned to Plymouth, Massachusetts, residing in assisted living closer to family. He is survived by his sister Paula M. Darsch of Plymouth, six step-children: Susan Nemmers and her husband Tom (South Yarmouth, MA); Peter Paulding and wife Ruth (Gulf Breeze, Florida); Robert Paulding and wife Nancy (South Yarmouth, MA); Betsy Kelley and partner Nick Lotz (Paris, KY); Douglas Paulding (South Salem, NY); and Barbara Paulding and husband Jeff Hodnicki (Stamford, CT); good friend Anne Sullivan of Plymouth; two nieces and two nephews, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Andrew Darsch. His family is planning a memorial service in May. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PCWWA Scholarship, (Plymouth County Water Works Association) Easton Winwater Works Company, Attn: John Tetreault, PCWA Scholarship Committee Chairman, 95 Turnpike St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.

McDANIEL
We, the family, regret to announce with broken hearts, the passing of our dear brother, Clarence McDaniel (1949-2019), on February 4th, of Burdett, Alberta. Clarence was born in Brook Village, to Bill and Marie (Beaton) McDaniel on August 25th, 1949. Although he had spent most of his life as a hard rock miner from BC to NT, where ever he went, he made life-long friends. He never lost his love for the place of his birth. It was always a pleasure to have him come home with his mining stories and his larger than life personality. He was always playing jokes on any of the poor siblings who came across his path. It was hard for his mom to keep her apron strings tied when he was around. We have so many fond memories of him. He finally settled in Burdett, Alberta, a small community, where he met some wonderful friends, who loved him and he was at peace. Clarence is survived by Mary Claire (Charlie) MacDonald, Port Hood; Elizabeth (Wayne) Watson, Brookfield, NS; Gerry (Cheryl) Port Hawkesbury; Francis (Anne Marie), Brook Village. He is also survived by his former wife, Dolly McDaniel, and his son Grant McDaniel, Port Hood; sons, Leonard McDaniel, The Pas, Manitoba; Ashley McDaniel and Chris McDaniel, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; seven nieces and 16 nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Matt, Sam, Ronnie, and sister in-law, Hughena McDaniel. Visitation was held in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village, on Tuesday February 12th, with funeral Mass that followed.  Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiated. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Brook Village, or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Hospital, or to a charity of your choice. You will always be in our hearts. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

McDANIEL
It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Ronald “Ronnie” McDaniel on February 1st, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Ronnie was born in Inverness on January 8th, 1953, to Bill and Marie (Beaton) McDaniel of Brook Village, Inverness Co. He worked at the Department of Oceanography in Dartmouth then joined the Canadian Coast Guard, Icebreaker Division and served for many years. Upon retirement, he returned to his beloved Brook Village, where he lived out a simple life. He was diagnosed with cancer about three years ago, but put up such a valiant fight to win that battle that wasn’t to be. He is survived by Colin, Port Hood; Mary Claire (Charlie) MacDonald, Port Hood; Clarence, Burdett, Alberta; Elizabeth (Wayne) Watson, Brookfield, NS; Gerry (Cheryl), Port Hawkesbury; Francis (Anne Marie), Brook Village. He is also survived by seven nieces and 18 nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Marie; brothers, Matt and Sam, sister-in-law, Hughena McDaniel. Visitation was held in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village on Tuesday February 12thwith funeral Mass that followed. Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiated. Burial followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Brook Village, or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Hospital, or to a charity of your choice. You will always be in our hearts. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

HART FOLEY
It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Charlene Hart Foley, announce her passing on January 24th, 2019, in London, Ontario. Charlene was the daughter of the late Emery and Anna (née Munro) Hart, North East Margaree, Cape Breton. Charlene is survived by her loving husband Timothy Foley and their children: Martha, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Mark and Annie, London, Ontario. She is also survived by her sister Emeryne Hart, Inverness, Cape Breton; brothers: Darryl Hart (Ferne), Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; and Derwyn Hart, North East Margaree; mother-in-law Margaret Foley (née Kelly); brothers-in-law Bill Foley, Gerald Foley (Nancy); and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Gray (Ralph), Saint John, New Brunswick; brother-in-law Paul Foley (Dawn-Marie), Ottawa, Ontario; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephew, and cousins. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law John Foley, nephew Kevin Gray, and grand-nephew Gordon Gray. Charlene always reflected and valued her Celtic Cape Breton roots with sustained connections with family and childhood friends. Throughout her life, Charlene appreciated various art forms. As a young girl, and into adulthood, she played the piano and shared her love of music by making it possible for her children to pursue their interests. She loved attending musical and theatre arts, enjoyed painting lessons, and complementing her heritage by completing woodworking projects in her spare time. Charlene dedicated herself to her family, friends, and church community. Where she saw a need, she worked to make a difference. She was a Sunday school teacher; C.G.I.T., and Girl Guide leader. She was a team leader of Metropolitan Hospitality Meals and enjoyed her work with the UCW “pie ladies”. She welcomed those who stopped by their home with a cup of tea. She continued to enrich their family life in January 2005 with the inclusion of Naishan Tan, a new student to Canada. A service to celebrate Charlene’s life will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St., London, ON. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by her funeral at 12:00 p.m., with reception to follow. An internment service will be held at a later date in Margaree, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Online condolences can be made at https://woodlandcemetery.ca/.

KNIGHT-FREY
Mary Anne Knight-Frey, age 101 years, passed away peacefully February 2nd, 2019, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, just 26 days shy of her 102nd birthday. Born in Glace Bay on February 28th, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Mary Belle (MacKenzie) and James Knight. At the age of three years, her mother died, and she and her five-year-old sister were placed in foster care. She was raised by a family in South West Margaree. In her late 20s, Mary found her sister and they remained very close until her sister’s passing. Mary worked most of her life in New York and Boston as a nurse’s aide and as head steward for several prestigious families. She returned to Inverness to care for her ailing foster brother, Donald, whom she adored. After his passing, Mary stayed in Inverness and worked at the Inverness Hospital in the dietary department for several years. In her later years, she married Reinhold Frey (Ronnie). They settled in Antigonish, where they made many life-long friends. They enjoyed travelling, took many cruises, and spent every winter in Florida. After Ronnie’s death, Mary eventually returned to Inverness, where she lived until her passing. Mary was a smart and classy lady who loved nice things, especially nice cars. She had a quick wit – one that could be cutting at times – but that was part of her enduring charm, right to the very end. One of her favourite pastimes was going to the casino, where she hit the jackpot more than once. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Mary Belle (MacKenzie) and James Knight; husband, Reinhold (Ronnie) Frey; sister, Helen; niece, Jean; foster mother, Cassie MacDonnell; and foster brother, Donald F. MacDonnell. Also predeceased by her beloved cat, Nala. She is survived by her nephew, Francis Frey and his wife Helen, and their three children, in Plainville, Massachusetts. She will be forever missed by her “best buddy”, Emma Lee MacDonald, and good friends, Bill and Rita Dinn, and Jim MacCormack, Antigonish, members of her Thompson Street family, who were always there for her. Donations may be made to the Inverary Manor or a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

LeFORT
Rita LeFort of Petit Etang, Inverness Co., age 87, passed away on January 31st, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, with family by her side. Born in Chéticamp, Rita was the daughter of the late Tommy and Marianne (Chiasson) Chiasson. She is survived by her sons, Réné (Doreen) LeFort, Jacques LeFort, (Brenda LeBlanc), and daughter, Ginette (Gilles) Deveau, all of Chéticamp; sister, Isabelle Deveau; grandchildren, Wanda, Blaine, Glen, Lisa, Angela, Joey, Gregory, Marielle, Justin; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Maxime, Samuel, Liam, Théo, Mathieu, Cassie, Winston, George, Hazel, Kiarra, Sophia, Declan, Greyson, Alia. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph LeFort; brothers, Lubie Chiasson and Wilfred Chiasson. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, February 4th, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

SMITH
Sister Marie Smith, age 82, formerly Sister Ann Zita, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died in Mary's Court, Parkland, Antigonish on Monday, January 21st, 2019, in the 55th year of her religious life. Born in Broad Cove, Cape Breton, Sister Marie was one of 16 children of the late John A. and Catherine (MacDonnell) Smith. Sister Marie entered the Sisters of St. Martha on September 15th, 1961, pronounced her first vows on August 15th, 1964, and her perpetual vows on August 15th, 1969. Sister Marie spent much of her religious life in education ministry, with the exception of her early years as a Martha where she worked in the Habit Department and Sewing Room and her later years in Pastoral Ministry. She also ministered at Little Flower Institute in Sydney caring for the children. Sister Marie graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Education in 1976. Her teaching ministry began prior to her entrance. In 1971, she taught in Kamloops, B.C. She received professional certificates from the Provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia. Her teaching career brought her to three provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Most of her teaching ministry was in the community of St. Andrews, Antigonish Co., which was dear to her heart. She was a much-loved educator and is remembered for her gentle and loving approach to her students. Following her retirement from teaching, Sister Marie lived and served in Pictou County, living at Christ the King Convent in Trenton. Her service to the people of this community was untiring, compassionate, and always carried out with grace and humility. A woman of deep faith, she gave hope and a sense of connection to so many. Her illness facilitated her move to Parkland Antigonish, where she continued to be a model of Gospel Hospitality to all she encountered. Sister Marie is survived by sisters, Donna (Wesley) MacLean, Scotsville, Mary Campbell, Waltham Mass, Mae Ann Beaton, Port Hood, and Kaye Sexton, Inverary Manor, Inverness; and by brothers, John Harold (Josephine) Smith, Glendale, and Peter (Catherine) Smith, Natick, Mass. Besides her parents, Sister was predeceased by sisters, Theresa Ann, Hughena, and Margaret, and by brothers, James Hugh, Donald Angus, Charlie Angus, Alexander, and two children at childbirth. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was devoted to her family, and they to her. Funeral was held on Friday, January 25th at St. Martha Chapel, Parkland, Antigonish.

SPEARS
On January 20,2019, in the Halifax Infirmary, surrounded by family, Derek Shannon Spears, our beloved and devoted husband, precious son, dear brother, awesome Uncle "D” to Reg and Shea and his loyal fur baby Ebby, peacefully closed his beautiful brown eyes and went to meet his Saviour Jesus. Derek showered his family with unconditional love, support, and generosity. He especially enjoyed Christmas time and his dad's turkey dinners and he always spent his own birthday by preparing a huge New Year’s feast for us. Derek was a very proud third generation fishermen, Captain of the Charity Christine out of Murphy's Pond, Port Hood. He was also the successful owner of D&M Mobile Burgers better known as "the Bus". With Derek's easy-going personally, he could easily strike up a conversation with anyone regardless of age and forged a special bond with many of these people. He was a tremendously devoted member of the Port Hood & Area Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter and Medical First Responder, giving it up when his health started to fail. He also served on the boards of the Ceilidh Fishermen’s Co-op and the Harbour Authority of Port Hood. In his last weeks at home, he said he found the song “Live this Life” very comforting. Now we known why. Derek is survived by his wife Marie, parents, Lloyd and Diane; sister, Sheri (Tony), nephew, Reg; niece Shea; parents-in-law, John and Julia, brother-in-law, Darrell (Sue); uncles, aunts, and cousins. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to the Harbour Authority of Port Hood, P.O Box 193, Port Hood, N.S., or a charity of one's choice. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 27th, in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 28th, in Saint Peter's Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent van Zutphen and Fr. Eugene Morris officiating. Burial at a later date. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. “I’ll live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore.”

RAMARD
Alvin Ramard, 56, Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of St. Joseph du Moine, passed away in Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, on December 28, 2018. Born in St. Joseph du Moine, N.S., he was the son of Marguerite (Chiasson)Ramard and the late Jim Dan Ramard. Alvin was a graduate of Dalhousie University, T.U.N.S. with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Computer System Analyst from Information Technology Institute (I.T.I.). He resided in Memphis, Tennessee, for the last 20 years working as a computer analyst. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Ramard; son, Luke Ramard; brother, Roger (Bernice) Ramard; sisters, Helena (Mike) MacDougall and Bernice Campbell, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Ernest Ramard.  Visitation was held on Saturday, January 26th, followed by funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Parish. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be made to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CARROLL

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Beverly “Raylene” Carroll. Her passing took place on January 19th, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Margaree Centre on August 31st, 1959, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Christine (Ryan) Ingraham. Raylene is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Nick, four sons Ryan, Justin (Romanda), Nicholas and Dylan (Carly), honorary son Evan Tompkins, as well as her nine grandchildren Morgan, Hayden, Brock, Koby, Justin, Kieran, Kayla, Hailey and Holly. Predeceased by her brother Ted, Raylene is survived by siblings Ron, Beth, Carol (Pierre), Buck and Jack (Christine), siblings-in-law Wayne, David (Cathy), Pat (Gisele), Diane (Allana) and Joanne (John) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Raylene lived the majority of her life in Margaree, but spent some time living in Alberta and British Columbia with her husband and sons during their work opportunities. Raylene was an enthusiastic supporter of her children and grandchildren in all their endeavours, and was often a proud face in the crowd to witness their many accomplishments – especially in basketball and tae kwon do. Over the years, Raylene made wonderful friends who will miss her dearly, especially her two faithful canine companions Lily and Lou. Above all, Raylene will be remembered as a tenacious woman who cherished her family, loved and was loved by many, and always tried her best. Cremation has taken place, visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25th, in St. Patrick’s parish hall, Northeast Margaree. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday January 26th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Father Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. A reception will follow the Mass in the parish hall. Any donations in Raylene’s memory can be directed to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

DELANEY
Dennis Emilien “Miles” “Milien” Delaney of Cap le Moyne passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2019, after a very short stay in hospital surrounded by family and friends and his wonderful caregiver of three-and-a-half years, Rosine White, by his side. Miles was born September 11th, 1923 in Cap le Moyne, Inverness County. He is survived by his sister Lucy Piche and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Didier and Marie (Aucoin) Delaney; his wife, Joan; his daughter, Michele. He was also predeceased by brothers Samuel and Willie Joe; sisters Annie Rose Klein, Rita Deveaux, Margaret MacPherson and Bernadette Buckles. Miles was a veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 3850, Chéticamp, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 32, Chéticamp. He spent most of his life in Whitby, Ontario as an iron worker. In 2002 he moved to Cape Breton and enjoyed the next years travelling to Florida in the winter months. Miles had many relatives and friends located throughout Canada whom he never forgot and visited whenever there was an occasion. He travelled to Ireland in search of his Irish ancestors, and while there kissed the Blarney Stone which he was quite proud of. Miles spent many beautiful days playing golf at Le Portage Golf Course in Chéticamp. He did lots of walking, dancing, playing cards and just enjoying life with his friends. Following a stroke many of his friends continued the tradition of cards, “kitchen parties” and birthday parties which he so enjoyed at his family home. A funeral mass was celebrated in St. Joseph du Moine church, St. Joseph du Moine at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. A reception followed at the St. Joseph du Moine firehall. A celebration of Miles’ life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Chéticamp this summer. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion in Chéticamp, Branch No. 32. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacDONALD
It is with great sadness that the family of Hugh Patrick MacDonald announce his passing on January 20th, 2019 in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on January 19th, 1953, in Inverness County, Hughie was a son of the late John Alex and Flora (MacLeod) MacDonald. He was cherished and is survived by his family: brothers Duncan (Joan), Brook Village; Joe, Brook Village; and sisters Jessie (Al), Halifax; Mabel (Shawn), Halifax; and Veronica, Edmonton; nieces Heather Warner, Amanda MacDonald, Elizabeth MacKinnon, Florence Hearn, Carolyn MacDonald, Lindsay MacInnis, Brittany MacDonald; and nephews Tyson MacDonald, Tyler Rankin, Evan MacDonald and John Francis MacDonald; grand nieces and nephews Chloe, Maggie and John Michael. He is also survived by a special cousin, John Hugh (Mary) MacDonald, New Waterford. Hughie was predeceased by his brothers John Archie, Malcolm, and Angus, and sister Elizabeth Anne. Hughie was a woodsman and farmer for his entire life, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed, never saying no to anybody in need. He lived a simple life – full of fun, quick wit and many laughs. He had a fond love for animals, his family and his friends. Hughie was also a generous donor of his talents and help to his much-loved home of Glencoe Mills and St. Joseph’s parish. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd,  in St. Joseph’s parish hall, Glencoe Mills from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 24th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Glencoe Mills, with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Hughie’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MacKAY
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Rose Marie (Rosie) MacKay, age 79, of Whale Cove, on January 21st, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Mom passed quietly surrounded by her family. Rosie was the daughter of the late Gregory Tompkins and Florence Daigle, Fordview. Rosie married the love of her life, Al, on November 28th, 1959. Together they raised four children, Howard (Carolyn), Gordon (Charline), Byron (Marilyn), and Arlene (Cyril), teaching them life lessons through example. She was a woman of great faith who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. With her husband Al, Arthur and Ruby (brother and sister-in-law) she ran Whale Cove Summer Village for over 30 years, where guests became family and returned year after year. The light of her life was family, and she created a very special bond with her grandchildren Amanda (Jake), Brennan, David (Amy), Kyle (Victoria), Dylan, Shamus (Noelle), Shannon (Michael), Savannah (Evan); step-grandchildren Justin (Jennifer) and Erica (Greg); great-grandchildren Timmy, James and namesake “Baby Rosie” (whose recent visit brought tremendous joy to her and all the family during this difficult time); step-great grandchildren Ian, Acelin, Jack and Cruz. She was predeceased by her loving husband Al, brother Nicky, step-mother Beatrice, brother-in-law Gordon, sister-in-laws Vera, Laura and Barbara, and guardians Josephine and Marcellin. She is survived by siblings Calist (Wilfredine), Barbara (Gerald), Paul, Gen (John), sister-in-law Marie and close friend Marie Bushor. Survived by in-laws Arthur (Ruby), Fred (Gloria), and Margie. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Calvin United Church Cemetery Fund, Whale Cove. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Belle Cote Community Center with funeral Mass on Friday, January 25th, at 11:00 a.m in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in East Margaree, Father Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial will follow the mass at Whale Cove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

BEATON
Catherine Jessie (MacIsaac) Beaton, 99, of Port Hastings, passed away January 10th, 2019, in Strait Richmond Hospital. Catherine was born November 28th, 1919, in St. Ninian, and was the daughter of the late Archie N. and Sadie (MacLean) MacIsaac. A woman of great faith, Catherine was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury, for many years. She was also a long-time member of the Evergreen Seniors' Club, where she enjoyed meeting up with friends for a game of cards, especially if she was winning. Prior to her retirement, Catherine was employed at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, the Port Hawkesbury Motel, and the former Wandlyn Inn. She was a true Scot and enjoyed listening to Scottish music at many local ceilidhs and speaking Gaelic with the Port Hawkesbury Gaelic Group. Catherine loved travelling and was always ready for a trip. She was a kind and generous woman, and will be missed by all. Catherine is survived by her daughters, Florence (the late Paul) Baccardax and Donalda (Kenneth) Mitchell, both of Port Hawkesbury, and by Teresa of Port Hastings. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shaun and Andrew Mitchell, and Anne Baccardax. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, sister Jenny, and brothers Neil, Dannie, Roddie, and Donald. Catherine rested in Green’s Funeral Home,  Port Hawkesbury, on Monday; funeral Mass was offered Tuesday from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Conrad Edwards presiding; burial took place in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Judique. Memorial donations may be made to the Cemetery Fund of St. Joseph's or St. Andrew's Parish. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca. “Mhàthair, bidh sinn a 'smaoineachadh oribh a huile làtha” “Mother, we will be thinking of you every day.”

BOUDREAU
Adrienne Clothilde Boudreau, 93, died peacefully at the Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp on January 9th. Born in Chéticamp, she was the daughter of the late Octave and Alma (LeLièvre) Aucoin. She was a member of Les Dames de Sainte Anne, Le Club des Retraités and St. Peter’s Church.  Adrienne lived a long and very active life. She will be dearly missed, but is leaving us with so many wonderful memories and life lessons. Throughout the years, she enjoyed being surrounded with family and friends. She was a very spiritual person, who enjoyed cooking and baking, picking berries, hooking, knitting, and quilting blankets for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards, travelling with friends by car, and bus trips to various places including Ste. Anne de Beaupré several times. She always found time to visit family and friends, especially the elderly and the ill. Surviving are: her daughter, Claudette (Patrick) LeBlanc; daughter-in-law, Margaret Boudreau; grandchildren, Glenda (Tommy) LeBlanc, Joan (Marcel) Aucoin, Michael (Paulette) LeBlanc, and Brian (Kathleen) Boudreau; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Craig, Justin, Julien, and Dana. She is survived by brother, Jean Roland Aucoin, New Waterford. She was predeceased by husband, Léo P. Boudreau; three sons, Lionel, Claude, and Yvon; as well as great-grandchild, Melanie LeBlanc and brother, Gregoire Aucoin. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Funeral Mass followed in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Fr. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset or the Alzheimer Society.  Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
                       
FLINT
Loving mother, supportive wife, and loyal friend, Jean Violet Flint (née MacKinnon) (1918 - 2019), passed away peacefully January 7th, 2019. Although we grieve, our sorrow is tempered with the knowledge: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose” -Romans 8:28. Born in Nova Scotia more than 100 years ago, Jean had a very long and interesting life. She was a vibrant, intelligent woman all of her days, and we are all the better for having known her. She will be sorely missed. Jean is survived by her son Robert, and her brother Sterling. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas, and her son Roy. Arrangements entrusted to Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

LeBLANC
Mérina LeBlanc, Amos, Quebec, formerly of Cap Le Moine passed away January 4th, 2019, at ‘’Maison des Bouleau Blanc’’ in Amos, Québec. Mérina LeBlanc, 69, was the daughter of the late Placide and Dora (Aucoin) LeBlanc. Mérina is survived by her sisters: Annette (William) MacDonald, Dorella (Willie Joe) Poirier; brothers, David (Isabelle), Donat (Marie-Hélène), René (Marie-Sophie), Bertrand (Tracy). Also left to mourn are numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, as well as many family members and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by: husband Donat Légère; brother Ernest LeBlanc; and sister, Émilia LeBlanc. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in the summer of 2019 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, Cape Breton. In memory of Mérina’s passing, memorial donations may be made to “La Maison du Bouleau Blanc d’Amos’’ in Amos, Q.C. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacDONALD
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Charlie MacDonald at the young age of 97. He passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 10th. He was born September 25th, 1921, son to Daniel and Jessie (MacLean) MacDonald. Charlie, at a young age, went to “Normal College”; after graduating with his teaching license he taught in many of the one-room schools in Inverness and Victoria Counties. The first school was Head Lake. His last position was at the Whycocomagh Consolidated School as a librarian. Charlie was a founding member of the MacDonald House Museum (which was his childhood home). He was the first president of the Lake Ainslie Historical Society and on the Board of Directors of the Lake Ainslie Weavers Guild. Being very proud of his heritage and the history of Lake Ainslie, Charlie and his wife Jessie generously donated the property to the LA Historical Society. He served in many positions on the Board of Directors for the Museum/Historical Society, first as president, needless to say he was an honourary member up to the time of his passing. Charlie was a member of the Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church, was an active elder for many years, served as a clerk of session until he felt it should be handed to another elder. Although he was no longer an active elder, he was also an honourary elder. He also served on the Cemetery Committee as treasurer. Charlie enjoyed talking to people and could tell a person stories of things that happened throughout his life in Lake Ainslie.  After 96 years, he knew a lot of the history. He could tell a funny story too, you could decide by the twinkle in his eyes if it was 100 per cent true or not. People were always welcome in their home and Cape Breton traditions were certainly a part of their home, the teapot was always ready to be filled, the biscuits were on the counter, and the cookie can was opened. We will miss seeing Charlie out for his walks, using his cane to guide him along the side. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jessie (MacLean); son, Charles, East Lake Ainslie; grandchildren, Bobby, Halifax, and Jessica, Fort McMurray; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Gwynn; sisters, Eva Larken (Fred), Hannah Harrington (Guy), and Julie Cameron (Donald); and two nieces. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th, in East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church with Rev. Louis Ihasz celebrating. Burial in Lake Ainslie Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church or to the Lake Ainslie Historical Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
               
MacPHERSON
Anne “Sarah” MacPherson, June 13th, 1951, to January 7th, 2019, age 67, of Halifax, passed away peacefully Monday morning, January 7th, 2019, in The Halifax Infirmary. Born in Inverness, she was the daughter of the late Angus Dan and Mary Margaret “Peggy” (nee MacLellan) MacPherson. Sarah is survived by her daughters: Valerie MacMillan (Brad), Stellerton; Natalie (Jason) Ryan, Marathon, ON; Shelley MacLean (Josh), Halifax; grandchildren, Lakyon, Axyle, Harley, Jolie, Jonathon, and Austin; sisters, Florence MacPherson and Marie MacPherson Port Hawksbury; Isabel MacPherson, Halifax; and brother Paul MacPherson, Halifax. She was predeceased by a sister Alexina Morrison, Bridgewater MA and brothers, Donald Andrew MacPherson and Donnie MacPherson. Sarah grew up in Blackstone and later moved to Inverness where she raised her three daughters. During that time, she worked in the kitchen at The Inverary Manor. She later moved to Marathon, ON, where she did custodial work. She also worked for The Ministry of Transportation and was an intake worker for The Cross Roads Centre and The John Howard Society in Thunder Bay, ON. She educated herself, obtaining a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Diploma, Social Service worker Diploma, Microcomputers Business Application, Addictions Worker Diploma and took a Travel and Tourism course. Some of her passions were driving, writing, taking pictures, spending time at the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Sarah made friends with everyone she met with her witty, kind, and generous personality. She will be deeply missed. As per her request, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical Science. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia. The family is planning a service, and the time and place will be announced when finalized.

ROOYAKKERS
Henrica Gertruda Rooyakkers, (nee van Hoof), Princeville Inverness Co., (March 21st, 1933 – January 7th, 2019) passed away peacefully at St Martha’s Hospital in the presence and love of her husband and her children. Born in 1933 at Helmond, The Netherlands, Henrica was the eldest of eight siblings. With a foretelling of a future in a foreign land, she immigrated to Canada after a double wedding with her sister Toos, to best friends, Anthony (Toon) Rooyakkers and Harold Goosens. Canada was to become the greatest of honeymoons, “never a dull moment”, she would say. Together with Tony, her husband of 63 years they pioneered their way to an accomplished and exciting life, raising four children: Martinus Rooyakkers (Donalda MacDonald); Katrina and Myles; Johannes Rooyakkers (Melody Merchant); Casondra (Donald Wilson) Anika, Santana (Chad Rogers), Nicholas, Olivia, Adora, Blake; Danita Rooyakkers (Atilla Tolnai), Theodore and Janos Tolnai, Maria Rooyakkers (David Hart) Daniel, Avery, and Cora Hart. Their beginnings in Canada saw them living out their first winter in a homemade trailer on the top of Hunters Mountain, which she often claims was “the best year of her life”. Tony worked lumber-jacking and she, cleaning houses for ladies who would refer to her as the ‘beautiful bride.’ They soon ventured into farming and with fortitude, perseverance, and a tremendously strong work ethic, they built up a large poultry, dairy, and beef farm in Princeville, Cape Breton. Henrica was an amazing wife, mother, and business person, who had a natural ability to organize and lead. One was not left with idle hands in her presence. In addition to growing the farm business, she never failed to grow bountiful flower and vegetable gardens and to prepare timely served delicious meals. Her door was always open, her council was freely given and her table was always ready to receive one more. Henricas’ strong values and presence touched all and she will be greatly missed and remembered. Supportive of her community, Henrica was active on the St Margaret’s Parish Council and served on the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. Henrica is survived by siblings, Truus van Hoof, Maria Verkaar, Jan van Hoof and Martein van Hoof of the Netherlands and Toos Goosens of London, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents Maria and Johannes van Hoof, her brother Toon van Hoof and her sister Tiny van Hoof. Visitation was held at Greens Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on January 10th and 11th. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 12th, at St Margaret’s Parish, West Bay Road with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Following, a reception was held at the West Bay Road community hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made toward the St Mary’s of the Angels Community Hall, St Martha’s Palliative Care or a charity of choice. Condolences may be addressed to the family at www. greensfuneralhome.ca.

BELLIVEAU
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Eileen Belliveau announce her passing at Foyer Père Fiset on December 19th, at the age of 84. Eileen, (née LeBlanc), was greatly loved by her family and extended family and was well known for her devotion to the communities of St. Joseph du Moine and Grand Étang. Family lore has it that she was originally named Marie Rose Helene LeBlanc, but a relative, while she was an infant, suggested the name Eileen, which was the same name as another relative, and that was the name she adopted for life. Eileen was a teacher for more than 30 years. She is well remembered by former students for her sing-alongs on Friday afternoons where children gathered around her piano. She had a great passion for her job and was well respected by her colleagues at the schools where she taught. Eileen was known as “Maman” to many. She was a Hall of Fame wild strawberry picker for many years and a revered bread maker, able to whip up 10 or more glistening loaves of bread in no time without any measuring devices, all while keeping an eye on Wheel of Fortune or The Price is Right. The only sign of her whirlwind baking was a fair amount of flour on the kitchen counter and on her arms. She was also a world-class maker of chicken fricot, homemade beans, rolls, and pies. A fast and nimble piano player, Eileen has entertained hundreds, if not thousands, over the years, in her classroom, or at halls accompanying Chester Delaney and Claude Aucoin. She was also the organist at the St. Joseph du Moine Church for about 50 years, which included playing in the original church, playing the very powerful pipe organ in the upper level of the church. Eileen loved being surrounded by family and laughter. Many evenings were spent playing cards at Bernie à William’s house where laughter was guaranteed. In the last years of her life, Eileen was comforted having her sisters by her side. She will be greatly missed by the surviving Golden Girls, Matante Zabeth and Matante Diane. She was predeceased by her husband, Edouard, in April 2017. She was also predeceased by her father, Moise Leblanc, and mother Luce-Agnes (Chiasson), sisters and best friends Therese (Murphy), Julia (Lester), and Marie-Hilda (Aucoin), and brothers Albert and Linus. She also greatly missed her furry friends: Libby, Leo, and Pepper. Eileen is survived by her children: Alfred (Christine), Yvon (Nancy), Marc (Lori), Annette (Marcel), and Gilles (Mike); grandchildren: Guy, Josée, and Anne LeLievre; Kendra Belliveau; Ian and Claire Belliveau; and Melanie, Elise Belliveau, and April MacDonald; sisters: Elizabeth (Chiasson) and Diane (Doucet). Visitation was held on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018,followed by funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Eileen was a very giving person. Following in her footsteps, in lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you extend an act kindness to someone who is alone or less fortunate on life’s journey. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CAMERON
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond Cameron on December 30th at the age of 82 years old. Ray was born in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, but relocated at an early age for gainful employment in the mines of northern Ontario.  Ray lived most of his adult life with Timmins as his home base. His work in mines across Canada allowed him to provide for his family and earned him his reputation as an incredibly hard and fearless worker. Ray ended his days in Ottawa, surrounded by family and friends. His love for Cape Breton and the farm he worked on in Mabou as a young boy was ever present. Ray is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 37 years Claudette Cameron, and his children: Phemie (Denis) LaRue, Cindy (Steve) Ellis, Laurieanne (Brian) Evans, Marlene Othmer (Marc LeBeau), Nancy Othmer (Shane Barclay), and Trish Othmer (Carlo Matulich). Ray was the absolute best grandfather to: Ray (Angele), Justin (Leah), Sara (Jaime), Alexandria (Zach), Amanda (Richard), Tyler, Mitchell (Meagan), Madison, and Mackenzie. Ray was also blessed to have been the great-grandfather to: Patrick, Alyssa, Camryn, Abigail, Payton, Kendell, Macey, Ava-Lee, Emma, Ivy-Rae, Tamara, Kaiden, and Taylor.Ray is survived by his sisters: Rita, Gennie, Margaret, Anne, and Patricia; and his brothers Donald and Owen. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); sister, Mary; and brothers: Alex, Lawrence, Angus, Gerald, and John. A funeral Mass for Raymond took place on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Constance Bay.  A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

CAMPBELL
John Alex Campbell passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2018, after a long battle with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). He was born February 28th, 1938, in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, one of 10 children. He was predeceased by his parents, John Martin and Mary Jessie Campbell; three brothers: Buddy, Duncan, and Donald; and two sisters: Florence Fecteau and Marie McLellan. He is survived by one brother Anthony and four sisters: Theresa Hogan, Josephine MacDonald, Tena Murphy, and Betty Ann Campbell. He is also survived by Mary, his loving wife of 47+ years, his only son Jason, and grandchild Caden. There are many nieces and nephews, as well as grand nieces and nephews that know him as ‘Uncle’. After attending University of St. Francis Xavier, he worked in a pulp mill in Port Hawkesbury for a while but one weekend he and a buddy decided to go to B.C. After arriving in B.C., he got a job logging around Gibsons Landing later leaving for Prince George, where he went to work for Northwood Pulp Mill. Later he did construction jobs and eventually worked for Hydro as a general tradesman and did Power Smart before retiring. John will be remembered for his sense of humour and good times with friends and family. He had a creative side and enjoyed building different things like my tea wagon and making special things like the metal sculpted owl that sits on our mantle. He was a lot of fun to be around. Funeral service for John was held on December 15th, 2018, from St. Mary's Catholic Church on 1088 Gillette St. Prince George, B.C., with Father Gilbert and Father Ken officiating.  Assman's Funeral Chapel were in charge of arrangements. "John will be greatly missed and forever loved."

MacEACHEN
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Catherine “Kaye” MacEachen of Port Hood, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 6th, the Epiphany of the Lord. Born in Mabou on March 6th, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alex “the painter” Cameron – (Alasdair a’ Pheantair ‘ic Aonghais ‘ic Alasdair ‘ic Aonghais Dhuinn) and Mary Anne (MacDonald) (Màiri Anna ni’n Iain Shandaidh Mhóir). Kaye, a woman of deep faith, was a member of St Peter’s Parish and CWL, Port Hood. Her love of God, her family, and friends (card players and all) gave her a lifetime of joy and fulfilment. Along with her dear husband Hughie Phillip, she was steadfast in her hard work on their farm in Hawthorne, where they nurtured their family and cared for their neighbours. They shared a love of Scotch music, square dancing, and visiting. Full of patience, kindness, and humility, we are filled with gratitude for the example she set by living a life of acceptance, goodness, and giving. She is survived by her seven children: Anne Marie (Bob) Sime, Hughena (Tom) Mac Millan, Ronnie (Bernadette), Annette (Harvey) Beaton, Lorraine, Angela (Dougie) Beaton, and Frances;16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Hannah Marie; and many nieces and nephews. Kaye is also survived by brothers: Duncan, Dougald (Florence) Roy, and Alexander (Judy). Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Phillip (d:1990); sister, Mary; brothers: Angus, John, and Colin; brother-in law, Hughie Bernard; sisters-in-law: Louise, Theresa, Marcella, Irene, Kaye, Chris; and son-in-law, Rick Minnikin. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 8th in Port Hood Resting Place. Mass of Christian burial was held in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Wednesday, January 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

WICKS
On December 14th,2018, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, two months before her 98th birthday, Alida M. Wicks passed into eternity. Born February 27th, 1921, in Amityville, L.I., N.Y. She was the eldest child of Marion Julia (Schmitz) and Lawrence Erwood Drake. In 1960, Alida and her husband bought a summer home at Lake Ainslie, moving there year-round in 1964. In 1972 they moved to D’Escousse, converting the former convent to Lennox Passage Guest Home B&B which they operated until 1981, at which time they returned to the U.S. settling in Beaufort, North Carolina, for winters and returning to Lake Ainslie for extended summers with family. She is survived by: son, William L. Wicks, Holly Ridge, North Carolina; daughter Alida Collins (Archie), Lake Ainslie; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: husband William, parents Marion and Lawrence, sister Marion, brothers Lawrence and Richard, daughter-in-law Joan, nephew Henry Drake Peterson, and niece Kimberley Drake. Burial was in the Amityville, L.I., N.Y.

BEATON
Just as the seeds of a dandelion drift away on a gentle breeze, our mom, Theresa Ann Beaton, slipped away early in the morning on December 26th, 2018. Mom walked a long road with many health struggles, but she faced each day with a smile, equal measures of sweetness and stubbornness and a little sass. Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Mabou. Born on April 5th, 1934 in Portage, Cape Breton, she was the eldest child of Angus and Cecilia Gillis. She left Cape Breton for Boston in 1963, meeting and marrying her husband, Greg. They returned to Cape Breton in 1981 with their daughters K.C. and Florence, making Mabou their home and a wide circle of friends who became family. Mom's kitchen was a hive of activity for the community. Lots of tea, biscuits, and sandwiches flowed out of her kitchen, and lots of laughs, joy and wisdom flowed from the command centre in her kitchen. She was a devoted grandmother to Siobhan and her four-legged grandson Sam. Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Theresa is survived by her son-in-law David MacKinnon, brothers Jim (Ada), Don (Mary Lou), Joe (Nancy), and Bobby (Tina), and her sister Mary, nieces, nephews, sisters and brother-in-laws and many good friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her mother-in-law Kathleen, father-in-law Angus, brother-in-laws Joe and Eugene. She's reunited with her sister-in-law and close friend Ceily. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 30th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass was held Monday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MARCOTT
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of “Pete” Willis Bernard Marcott, age 76, of Port Hood on December 26th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at the VG Hospital, Halifax. He was the son of the late Nora (Keddy) and Henry Marcott of Stellarton. He was born in Stellarton and moved to Canso where he met the love of his life, Mamie. He did on-the-job training to pursue his career as a fisheries officer in Canso. In 1973, he moved his family to Port Hood, where he continued his career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, retiring 35 years later. Following retirement from fisheries, he spent another 15 years fishing with Melvin on the New Moon. He played hockey, coached, and followed his children and grandchildren on their athletic endeavours. He loved camping, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He would always be the first to lend a helping hand, for anyone in need. He was never short of words and enjoyed telling a good story. Always on the go, whether it was a trip to the rink, drive down to the pond to check the boats, a visit at the ceilidh, or a backroad tour. He was a loving and devoted husband to his “Daisy” Mamie Avery for 54 wonderful years. He was an incredible father to his sons: Pete (Lucille); Port Hood, Paul; Port Hood, and daughter Sonya; Halifax. He is survived by his younger sister Maureen Lamey “Cookie”; Springville. He was a caring and supportive grandfather to his eight grandchildren Kristen (Robyne), Kiley (Paige), Keegan, Katie, Baillie, Cole, Jackson, and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren Kaleb, Everly, Rory, his newest addition Cohen Pete Marcott, and his many cousins, nieces, and nephew. He will be missed by dear friend Joe Anthony and also be greatly missed by his dog Happy of 12 years. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 29th in Port Hood & Area Resting Place from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

WYRWAS
Harold Maxwell Wyrwas, age 60, of Inverness, passed away on December 24th, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness on November 8th, 1958, he was a son of the late Maxwell and Rita (Marple) Wyrwas. Harold was a member of St. Matthew's United Church, Inverness. Harold was a man who enjoyed the simplicities of life as he loved to go for long walks and enjoy a story, a joke, and above all, a good laugh. Harold will be missed by all who came to know him. Harold is survived by brothers Gerald, Bradley (Elizabeth), both of Inverness, and Bernie, Sydney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Harold is predeceased by sister-in-law Betty Hannigan and two brothers in infancy. Visitation was held in St. Matthew's United Church, Inverness on Saturday, December 29th from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. and funeral service followed at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central inverness Palliative care Society. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

LeBLANC
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Marcel Patrice LeBlanc, St. Joseph du Moine, retired member of the RCMP, which occurred on December 5th, 2018, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Chéticamp on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 1954, he was a son of Alice May (Burns) and the late Henri LeBlanc. As a young lad, Marcel was building fishing boats with his grandfather, Abraham LeBlanc. In 1972 he worked as a carpenter alongside his father. They were both employees of P.L. Aucoin’s Construction Ltd., Point Cross. Over the years, Marcel developed a new interest which was his dad’s renowned trade of cabinet making. He was brilliant and a very quick learner. Marcel’s favourite hobbies were playing cue pool at Belliveau’s Pool Room, playing the position of pitcher with St. Joseph’s Softball Team as well as goaltender with the Cheticamp Legion hockey team, and of course trout fishing au Lac à Dosite. Marcel kept up with all these sports as long as his health allowed him to do so. Constable M.P. LeBlanc joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 as a bilingual member. As a student in Regina, Marcel was a translator for his troop members. His first posting was in Ottawa followed by Sydney, Meteghan, Bridgetown, Arichat, and Kingston, all in Nova Scotia. Family members always cherished these short distances for it allowed for Marcel and his young precious family to vacation in St. Joseph du Moine. His parents, as well as his sister Geraldine, along with her family, always looked forward to spending as much time as they could all together. In 1996, after a severe spinal injury, Marcel was forced to take an early retirement, with only 21 years of service. Having to return his badge and gun was extremely heartbreaking for him. Marcel is survived by his mother, Alice May (Burns) LeBlanc, and his sister, Geraldine Aucoin, both of St. Joseph du Moine; daughters Melissa Mae LeBlanc (Ray), Buffalo, N.Y., Cheryl Lynn LeBlanc (Jason), Toronto, ON.; Melissa’s mother, Susan O’Connell; Cheryl’s mother, Catherine Comeau ; his nephew and godson, Keith Aucoin (Anna); nephews, Craig and Kent Aucoin. He was predeceased by his brother Robert (1962), and brother-in-law, Bobby Aucoin. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbours. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Joseph du Moine. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Center, St. Joseph’s Parish or to Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

TIMMONS
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Joshua Lamie Timmons, age 48, of Chéticamp which occurred on Saturday, December 16th, 2018, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Born in Halifax on June 22nd, 1970, he was the son of Marie Germaine (Poirier) Timmons and the late Léo Timmons. Joshua was an employee of the Chéticamp Co-op working as a clerk. He loved working alongside many of his co-workers. He was a dedicated fan of the Boston Bruins and also enjoyed watching boxing and wrestling matches on television. He is survived by his mother, Germaine Timmons, Chéticamp; his god parents, Yvonne Larade and Claude Timmons; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. There were no visitations and the funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  in Église St.-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

CHIASSON
On Friday, December 7th, Joseph Kevin Chiasson passed away in the same way he lived much of his life, quietly and alone at his home in St. Joseph du Moine. Born in Chéticamp on September 4th,1958, Kevin was a son of Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Chiasson and the late Bernie Chiasson. Besides his mom, left to mourn him are sisters: Bernice (Mike) Lucas, Jeannine (Gélas) Aucoin, and Gisèle (Paul) Gartland. Also left to mourn his loss are his nieces and nephews: Melissa, Renée, Allison, Justine, Ryan, Hannah, and Marcus, along with their families. Numerous cousins far and wide will miss “Chigzee”. Kevin enjoyed time spent with very close friends, Maurice à Marie Luce, Rheal à Léo à Pat, David à Freddie à Paul, and Alphonse à Louis Philip. Whether fishing, camping, spending time enjoying each other’s company or even sharing a beer or two, his time with the boys was always time well spent. Much to his mom’s delight, his blueberries were picked impeccably clean, a talent learned honestly from his dad. An avid dart player, Kevin looked forward to starting up the dart league each year, though he never shot a 180, we’re sure he’ll keep at it. No dance he attended was ever complete until he whisked his mom around the floor for her round dance, in her words, “He was a great dancer, so light on his feet.” To know Kevin well, was to know a side of him not known to many, a gentle giant with a kind heart. As much as we were shocked at losing him, family gone before him will have been equally surprised upon his arrival. Dad, brother Linus, nieces Lindsay and Ashley, many aunts and uncles, and above all, his truest, most faithful companion, his dog, Morgan were there to welcome him with open arms. The family would like to thank our cousin Carmella Murphy for being there for Kevin, treating him with such dignity and respect. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 13th, from at the Chéticamp Funeral Home, Chéticamp.   Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 14th, Église St. Joseph in St.Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

INGRAHAM
George Neil Ingraham, 83, of Kenloch, Inverness, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13th, 2018, at home. He is a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald Legion Branch 132, Inverness. George served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years with Black Watch Second Battalion Pipes and Drums and did one peacekeeping tour in Europe. When George retired he went to work at the Shean Co-op as a meat cutter, he also worked at the Inverness Bowling Alley and was owner of G. Ingraham's Meat and Grocery for five years. George also gave bag pipe lessons to the Dartmouth Boys Pipe Band and the Mabou Ceilidh Pipe Band. George is survived by his wife Matilda of 61 years; sons: Brian (Marcella) Port Hood, Neil (Carol) Lower Sackville; daughters: Cathy (Mike) Beaulieu, Fall River; Mary (Billy) MacDougall, Beaverbank; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. George is also survived by sisters: Julia MacIsaac, Port hood; Susie Fitzgerald, Baddeck; Gloria MacKinnon, Deepdale; Patricia Gillis, Inverness; Annie Timmons, Margaree; Nancy MacDougall, Glenville; brothers: Alfred and Roland, Belle Cote; Bobby, Margaree; sister-in-law, Lucy; and step mother Ella of Margaree. George is predeceased by his son, David Neil; grandson, David Francis; his parents, Murdoch and Marcella (MacLean); brothers, Murdoch Alex (Pat), William, David, and brother-in-law Dak Kennedy. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16th. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove on Monday, December 17th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. Westering Home...with a bagpipe air.

MacDONALD
It is with love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Angus Bernard Mac Donald, on December 11th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with his devoted family by his side. Angus Bernard MacDonald, 105, was the youngest son of Mary MacDonald (MacDonald) and Alexander MacDonald of Port Hood. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Dad was born and lived his entire life in Marble Hill, Port Hood, where he married Annie Mae Mac Donald (MacDonell), whom he cherished (deceased June 26th, 2018). He was a great provider and a proud father of his 13 children: Alex (Sandra), Donelda (Craig), David (Sherry), Coline (James), Bernie, Joe, Bea (Todd), Maureen (Bob), Allan (Heather), Paul (Marguerite), Patricia (Steve); 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sons Bernard and Joseph, who died in infancy, and two daughters-in-law Mary and Elizabeth and siblings: John A., Marcella, and Dougald Joe, and a brother in infancy, Angus Ronald. Dad attended Port Hood Academy. He was a licensed electrician and plumber and oil burner mechanic, one of few tradespeople in Nova Scotia to have three Red Seal certifications.  He retired at 90 and maintained an ongoing consultative role with family and friends. Where do we start to describe our 105-year-old father: a man of a few words, who when he spoke, we listened.... to his wisdom and his expectation that we be accountable. We marvelled at his deep-thinking ability, his zest for life, and unending curiosity and quest for knowledge, his resourcefulness and patience to find a solution to whatever electrical or plumbing problem that presented itself, his genuine interest in everything and everybody, his strong work ethic, stoic personality, his story telling, his remarkable memory, and keen mind until his last moment. Dad loved a good tasty meal followed by a cup of tea (milk in first) from a china cup. As much as he loved being around home, he made some very special trips, especially a return to Goose Bay, Labrador, where he worked during WWII. Visitation was held at the Port Hood Community Resting Place on Thursday, December 13th and Friday December 14th. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 15th, in St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, celebrated by Fr. Vincent vanZutphen. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Hood Cemetery Fund, Ronald MacDonald House, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

ARSENAULT
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marguerite “Margaret” T. Arsenault, on December 4th at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in her 94th year. Mom was the daughter of the late Angela Aucoin and Leo Dan LeBlanc from East Margaree. Mom was selfless and giving as demonstrated through her volunteer work at the IWK and other numerous volunteer activities in Spryfield and Margaree. Mom expressed her creativity through sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She had a great love for fiddle music and was tapping her toes to the end. Left to mourn are her children: Barbara (Danny), Donna, David (Patricia), Josephine; grandchildren: Paul (Karen), Stephanie (Shawn), Brandon (Jacklyn), Kandas (Scotty), Allison (Christian), Angela (Cory); great-grandchildren: Sara, Lacy, Peter, Dustin, Madison, Kennedy, Gracie, David, Lindsay, and Owen; sisters-in-law: Theresa, Sophie, Rita; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Ned and her siblings. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 14th, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield. Father David Bangsiibu will be officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in East Margaree where Mom will be reunited with Dad. Donations can be made to Type 1 Diabetes, the Preservation of the Margaree River, The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.

DRINNAN
Once upon a time in a faraway village surrounded by stone walls 30 feet tall, lived a boy whose playground was Conwy Castle in North Wales. His name was Philip Herbert Parry (Drinnan). He lost his father, Herbert Parry, in a cycling accident. A few years later, at the age of nine, his mother, Marjorie Parry (Smith) Drinnan and adoptive father, Roy Drinnan, with employable knowledge in oysters, took the family through Pier 21 to settle in Bideford, P.E.I. Philip was always on the water, which led him to become a sailing instructor in his teens. A true pioneer to the aquaculture industry, his inherited knowledge of oysters and passion for developing opportunities, led him to be in the earliest commercial aquaculture development in Canada in 1972, with Cape Breton Marine Farming in Victoria County. Years later, he went on from there to start his own business, Loch Bras D’or Salmon Farm in Bucklaw. Philip very much cared about and believed in the community of Waycobah, in which he established a fish farm, hatchery, processing facility, and fishing boats as director of Fisheries & Natural Resources. Few may have known of his natural talent for music that often had him playing piano or picking away at the guitar, his skills to do any house improvement needed and his ability to do the moonwalk. Every chance he got, he was exploring the beaches of Unama’Ki with his love of 25 years, Jacqueline (Bernard) Drinnan. Though knowing his life was near an end, he remarked how lucky he felt, lucky to have had so much love from family, in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins back in Wales, co-workers present and past, his children: Michael (Stephanie) Drinnan, Claire (Laverne) Drinnan in Baddeck; A.J. (Katie) Bernard in Wagmatcook; Greg (Kaylee) Hart in Yarmouth; William Francis Roy Drinnan and Cenwyn Herbert Parry Drinnan in Aberdeen; his grandchildren: Owen and Annabella Drinnan, Alexander John, Jenson and Kingsley Bernard and Brody and Valentin Hart; his siblings: Gareth (Cynthia) predeceased in Baddeck; Malcolm (Evie) in Jeddore; Faith (Donald) in Tatamagouche; and Roy (Renee) in Pugwash. Philip passed away at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at the age of 70. A celebration of his life will be held in Aberdeen this summer. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARDING
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Roy Freeman Harding , age 87, of Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, Thursday, November  29th, with staff and his wife of 63 years, Grace, by his side. Roy was born September 10th, 1931, in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. His  parents were the late Frederick Jerome and Mabel (Harvie) Harding. Roy loved hunting, fishing for smelts, and riding motorcycles. Since his late teens, he was an amateur radio or ham radio operator (VE1  AU1) and talked to operators all over the world and also to some cosmonauts aboard the Russian Space Station, Mir. He attended the first Canadian Boy Scout Jamboree in Ottawa in 1949 and after retiring he became a scout leader in Margaree. He worked for Western Union as a technician; when the North Sydney office closed in 1963, he moved his family to New York City where he worked until his retirement in 1979, at which time they moved back to their retirement home in Margaree Valley. Roy and Grace were married May 13th, 1955, at Clyd Avenue United Baptist Church, Sydney Mines. Roy and Grace were proud parents to their only child, their son Duane. In 1979 Duane married Wanda Gillett and they reside in BC. Roy's legacy continues through his three granddaughters: Melissa Miller (Dale), Keely LaBlond (Jason),and Denise Harding (Kevin); great-granddaughters: Maya, Ilienne, and Dawsyn; great-grandsons: Austin and Logan. Cremation has taken place, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in July 2019. We express heartfelt thanks to the staff in Sunrise Villa, Inverary Manor, for their excellent and compassionate care and the many kindnesses shown to Dad and our family during the past 15 months. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

MacDONALD
Long-time Dartmouth resident Mary “Mae” MacDonald, 95, passed away peacefully at home December 2nd. Born Mary Jane Chisholm in Long Point, Cape Breton, to John Francis and Margaret (MacNeil) Chisholm, on December 20th, 1922, Mae left the Cape in 1940, but the Cape never left her. Together with her husband, Vincent MacDonald of Creignish, they established a legacy strong in family and community service. Mae was a homemaker, proud parent, and fixture at countless ball and hockey games throughout the province (and beyond) in support of her children. She was an original member of St. Thomas More Parish, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a Eucharistic minister.  As a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 60 years, Mae devoted countless hours lending a hand wherever it was needed. Mae was a tireless volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Nova Scotia Hospital, the food bank, Meals on Wheels, and canvassed for numerous other charities. She was a lover of fiddle music and frequently danced the square set with Vince late into the night. Mae enjoyed church lobster dinners, chowder luncheons, and a good game of crib. She developed many friendships around playing cards later in life and her “love of the game” is a trait that lives on in her family. She will be sadly missed by her five children: Wayne (Judy), Shirley (Alan) Graham, Glenn (Dawn), Terry (Margo Fitzpatrick) – all residents of Dartmouth – and Diane (John MacDonald) of Ottawa; as well as her grandchildren: Jeff, Ellen, Drew, Tanner, Gracyn, and Ava; great-granddaughter Emma; and her sister Augustine (Joe) Riou, Beechmont. She was predeceased by husband Vincent, grandson Colin, and siblings: Rita LeBlanc, Bill, Mary Anne McDonald, Frank, and Doreen Hutchings. A Funeral Mass was offered Friday, December 7th, at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Dartmouth; private internment will occur at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. We’ll miss your sharp wit (and tongue), your strong heart, and we’ll all be listening to the tunes as you dance with Vince late into the night!

MacISAAC
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle Karel MacIsaac, age 63, of Halifax, on December 3rd, 2018. Born in Inverness, on January 13th, 1955, to the late Colin Dan and Katie Anne (MacNeil) MacIsaac. He is survived by his sisters: Mary Gillis (James, deceased), Dartmouth; Lorraine Rocheleau (Andre), Halifax; brothers, Michael (Marion), Inverness; twin brother Kevin (Margie), Dunvegan; and Bernie (Rose Anne), Halifax; along with 11 nieces and nephews, nine grandnieces and grandnephews, and many cousins and friends for whom he had a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by three siblings in infancy and sister-in-law Sherri-Lee McDaniel. Karel worked in various locations and jobs across Canada, including iron worker, tile setter, labourer, and for Toronto Hydro. Over the past 20 years he resided in Halifax putting his diverse handyman skills to work mainly within building maintenance. Karel was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, loved cooking, visiting the library, and doing crossword puzzles, especially the weekly Lexicon. He was a very gentle, kind-hearted soul with a soft spot for his family. His surprise appearances and gregarious laughter will be missed dearly at family gatherings. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 9th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, on Monday, December 10th, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Margaret of Scotland Roof Fund, Broad Cove. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

McMASTER
Vincent Melanson McMaster, D.D.S., age 97, of Inverness, N.S., passed away peacefully at the Inverness Consolidated Hospital surrounded by family. Born December 14th, 1920, in Sydney, N.S., he was the youngest of eight children. Vincent was an able athlete and academic in his youth - he received top honours in both athletics and academics for the city of Sydney. After completing high school, he worked at the Sydney Steel plant, saving for his planned career. He attended Dalhousie Dental School, graduating in 1947. Vincent opened his first dental practice in New Waterford. A few years later he moved his practice to Inverness. In 1957, he joined the Canadian Army Dental Corps. While with the services he was stationed in Shearwater, N.S., and Slemon Park, PEI. In his last three years of service he served aboard the aircraft carrier “Bonaventure” and supply ship “Cape Scott”. In 1969, he returned to Inverness, where he worked as a Public Health Dentist in the schools of Inverness County. Dad enjoyed visiting family, playing bridge and reading. From our father we learned the value of family. By his modelling of always being there for us, we learned to be there for one another and our families. He had a saying “We will eat at your favourite restaurant and mine”. That was our house. We learned to eat together. Meal time was with family and lots of great conversation. We all have fond memories of picking blueberries, cranberries, and apples with him, and also making root beer, apple sauce, and ice cream. We went on picnics and to family reunions. To entertain us, he would frequently break into spontaneous dancing, singing, or reciting poetry. These wonderful moments are among our favourite memories. Vincent was predeceased by his parents, Duncan McMaster and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Deveau, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Alice Anne McMaster (Burke), and eight children: Pat MacNeil; JoAnne (Lloyd) MacDougall; Alice (Scott) MacGregor; Vincent (Sandy) McMaster D.D.S; Duncan (Wanda) McMaster D.D.S; Elizabeth McMaster(Hobden); Elaine (Charlie) Cameron; Michelle (Brenda) McMaster; 12 grandchildren: Ashley, Dustin,  Hayden, Eppy, Hayley, Bryden, Justin, Patricia, Matthew, Duncan, Lindsay, Caleb, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 11th at the Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at Stella Maris Church Wednesday, December 12th at 11 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Inverness Food Bank, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

POIRIER
We announce the passing of Marie Cecile Poirier, age 93, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp which occurred on Friday, November 30th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Cap-Rouge in 1925, she was a daughter of the late Joseph (Cacun) Desveaux and the late Marie Poirier. Marie Cecile raised her family while also taking care of her grandmother, followed by her father and a brother. She worked for several years at the Cheticamp Fish Plant and later went on as a kitchen helper and then on the cleaning staff at Sacred Heart Hospital until her retirement. Marie Cecile is survived by daughters: Catherine Muise (Deland), Marie Hélène Poirier (Donat LeBlanc), Ginette Poirier (Gerald LeBlanc), Geraldine Poirier (Burnell Deveau); sister, Eva Desveaux (Richard Chiasson); grandchildren: Eric, Sonia, Shelley, Gary, Jessica, Darrell, Angela; great-grandchildren: Antoine, Douglas, Thomas, Henry, Felix, Arthur, Evelyn, Yuna, Hana. She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Muise; second husband, Henry (John) Poirier; granddaughter, Laurie Ann LeBlanc; brothers: Freddy, John Joe, Amédée, Yvon, Pierre, Henri; sisters: Marguerite and Rhea. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 2nd. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, December 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

SHAW
It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jacob Daniel Shaw, age 94, which occurred Saturday, December 8th, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Margaree, April 11th, 1924, son to John Rubin and Elizabeth (Phillips) Shaw. Jacob is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (Fraser); his brother, John Rubin Shaw, West Lake Ainslie; his children: Jimmy Shaw, Katie (Ron) Marquis, Audrey Fraser, Florence (Harold) MacLean, Isabel (Ivan) Rudderham; his step-children: Lynn (Freddie) Duchesney, Morgan (Diane) Duchesney, Carter (Joyce) Duchesney; 16 grandchildren; and his many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sadie (MacAulay); daughter-in-law Carol Anne (MacIssac) Shaw; sons-in-law Hector Fraser and Hugh MacPherson; nine brothers and sisters; grandson Daniel Rudderham; grandson-in-law Colin Basker; and great-grandson Christopher Basker. Jacob worked in forestry his entire working life, loved a good game of cribbage, working on his puzzles, and most of all, visits from family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Burial will be at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

AUCOIN
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th. He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin. Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years. He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grandniece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grandnieces: Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot). Predeceased by brothers: Albert and André Aucoin.  Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated at  on Wednesday, November 21st, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Interment followed in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.  Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Online condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacKINNON
Duncan “D.A.” MacKinnon, 74, a resident of Medway for over 40 years, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 21st,at the MetroWest Medical Centre, in Framingham, where he was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Dougald and Margaret (MacLean) MacKinnon, also of Cape Breton. “D.A.”, as he was known to his friends and family, was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a true story teller, and his stories of life growing up in Nova Scotia are legendary. D.A. and his wife Carrie just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past August. As “Dad”, he was always available to help with advice on anything. As “Papa Duncan”, he enjoyed making his three grandchildren laugh at silly jokes - and he’d frequently tell anyone that would listen about their many successes in school, at the rink, and on the field. D.A. worked hard for over 50 years at Waltham Lumber. D.A. loved hockey and was an avid Montreal Canadians’ fan. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting the racetrack with his family and friends. D.A. is survived by his wife, Carrie (McDonald) MacKinnon, and their five children: Brian Duncan MacKinnon, and his wife Melissa and their children; Sidney and Jake Duncan of Blackstone; Lisa MacKinnon of Milford; Kelly Coady and her husband Thomas of Milford; Scott MacKinnon and his wife Kate and their son Damon of Plainville; Karen MacKinnon of Franklin. He will be deeply missed by his brothers and sisters: Mary MacFarlane (late husband Malcom) of Medway; John (wife Elaine) MacKinnon of Watertown; Catherine (husband Peter) Smith of Natick; Neil (wife Sandra) MacKinnon of Medway; James MacKinnon of Watertown; Jessie MacKinnon of Watertown; Jeanette (husband Jackie) Campbell of Port Hood, N.S.; Sandy (wife Jane) MacKinnon of Port Hood, N.S., and Dan MacKinnon also of Port Hood N.S. He was predeceased by his brother John Duncan MacKinnon. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 151 Village St. in Medway on Tuesday, November 27th. Burial was followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway. Calling hours were held on Monday in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com). In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in D.A.’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.

MIDDAUGH
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, Florence “Lorraine” Elizabeth Middaugh on November 29th  in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was a member of St John's United Church and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald, Branch 132, Inverness. She was born in Inverness on September 10th,1942, to the late Neil MacKinnon and Jessie (Fraser) MacKinnon. She was the loving wife of Robert, devoted mother to Robert (Rob,) and grandmother to Chris and Brandy. You could always count on Lorraine for a warm cup of tea along with a little treat. You could sit and listen as she shared stories of the past. Her kind heart always being given to everyone she met. Lorraine's faith in God was always shown in her love for life and her kindness. She worked as a nurse for over 25 years in Grandview Lodge in Dunnville, Ontario, and touched many people along the way. Lorraine is also survived by brothers, D.R (Kaye) MacKinnon, Jackie (Gloria) MacKinnon, Neil "Sonny" Fraser; sisters, Jean Kathleen MacLean ,Margaretanna (Bruce) Publicover; sister-in-law, Rose Marie MacKinnon. Along with her parents, she was also predeceased by brother, Lauchie Charlie; and sister-in-law Ann Fraser. Visitation will be held in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne on Friday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to10:45 a.m.  Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to St. John's United Church, Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome com.

MOLONEY
Alfreda (Marchand) Moloney, age 89, Blackstone, passed away peacefully on December 2nd, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Alfreda was born in Randolph, near LaFountain, Ontario, on April 23rd, 1929, and was a daughter of the late Helene (Belcourt) Marchand and Edilbert Marchand. Alfreda moved to Blackstone in 1971 with her husband Henry and a large family and had two more children after the move to the farm in Blackstone. She was a hard-working homemaker and born and raised on a farm, she loved her garden, flowers, animals, and the family sing along. She is survived by her children: Marie (Sr Celeste) St Agatha, Ont; Cecilia, St John’s NFLD; John (Linda), Blackstone; Sr Angela, Vancouver, B.C; Pauline (Norm), Halifax; Stephen (Gloria), Saskatoon, Sask; Peter (Jenny), Terrace, BC; Patrick (Amanda), Calgary, AB; Hugh (Peggy) Cochrane, AB; Robert (Kieu), St. John’s NFLD; Luke, Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Lacey, Amber, Brendan, Theresa, Mary Catherine, Karissa, Liam, Thomas, Kate, Sean, Rene, Jasmine, and Rowan; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Henry; sons: Francis (Sadie) and Thomas; infant children: Joseph, Joe R,  Elizabeth, and Janet. As the last surviving member of her family, she is also predeceased by her siblings: Fr Evain, Fleurette, Evette, Bernard, and Gilbert. Visitation will be held in the vestry of St Mary’s Church, Mabou, on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00p.m. to 9:00  p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Alfreda’s memory may be made to St Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

MORRIS
Father Angus Roderick Morris, son of the late Florence (MacDonald) and Patrick Morris of Colindale, passed away on November 24th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.  Born on December 17th, 1936, (the same day as Pope Francis). Father Angus was very honoured to share this special event with the pope. Father Angus began his education in Colindale School and then attended Port Hood Academy.  After high school he worked for several years in farming and  fishing with his father. He also experienced work in the mines in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In 1958,  he began a B.A. program at St. F. X. After his graduation in 1962, he  entered the Eudist Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a priest by Bishop William Power on May 19, 1966.Throughout most of the 52 years of his priesthood, Father Angus served in various parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish. For seven years he worked in the Latin American Apostolate in  Honduras. He loved and was loved in all the parishes in which he served.  He was gifted with a great facility for recalling people’s names which was much appreciated, especially by the elderly and youth. Father Angus was gifted with a special love for the sick and shut-ins and spent many hours ministering to them. He was also blessed with a beautiful gift of music, which he shared  with people of all ages. He was proud to direct The Cape Breton Fiddlers for a period of time. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed sharing stories with his friends. His ability for delivering the Gospel message in a concise way was a gift recognized by his congregations. He cherished being a priest and was most thankful to God for being chosen to follow Jesus in this most special calling.  Father Angus is survived by sisters: Catherine, CND, Sydney;  Mary, CND, Halifax, and Teresa (John vanZutphen) Port Hood; brothers: Father Eugene, Harbour View, and Joseph (Mary MacLellan) of Port Hood. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Father Angus was predeceased by his sister, Loranna Chisholm (Bill); brothers: Alexander (Catherine),  Hugh (Terry), and three infant brothers. Visitation was held in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Monday, November 26th and on Tuesday, November 27th.  A Prayer Vigil took place at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brian Dunn assisted by Rev. Eugene Morris and priests of the Diocese on Wednesday.  Burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the compassionate medical staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. The family is extremely grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who helped Father Angus during his many months in the hospital. Father Angus deeply appreciated the services provided by home care workers and the many friends who comforted him with their talents, prayers, and companionship. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.


POUPORE  
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Noonan Poupore of Belle Cote, age 72, on November 28th, in Inverness Consolidated Hospital. John was born on November 8th, 1946, son to the late Joseph Elmer and Helen Kathleen (Noonan) Poupore. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Luedey); his brother, Tom Poupore (Sandy); sisters: Joan Hood (John), Helen Holmes, Mary Herlick (Rob); sisters-in-law: Gen Sweeney (Dave), Wilma Pasher (Jim), Simonne Luedey (Johnny). He will be deeply missed by his much loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. John spent his entire career with Kmart, which he loved because of his interest in retail. He made many new friends while working in different places across Canada. He and Linda retired in Belle Cote, where he became an active member of the community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Belle Cote Community Centre, where he spent many hours volunteering. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. One of John’s greatest joys was golfing, he was passionate about all sports, especially the Chicago Black Hawks and the LA Dodgers. He was an avid reader, gardener, and loved a good game of cards with family and friends. His wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and kindness for others will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, East Margaree with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of John may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care, the Lung Association Nova Scotia, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.

WATSON
James B Watson (b. 1949), a well-known Gaelic tradition bearer and singer left this world in the early hours of November 26th, 2018, for the nether world. He will be joining his beloved parents, Anna Olsen Watson and James Watson; his younger brother Karley; and a chorus of Gaelic tradition bearers that have gone before him. He is (there is no evidence to support that he will give up, despite his demise) a cultural and political advocate for Gaelic Nova Scotia, recognized in 2016 by Bord Na Gaidhlig’s Scottish Gaelic Award for Best Contribution. For over 30 years, as manager of Interpretation at the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum, he worked diligently and strategically to fulfil the museum’s local, national, and international mandate, speaking at conferences at home and abroad and communicating through publication the phenomena of Gaelic renewal in Nova Scotia.  James, or Seumas, as he was also known, gave the gift of Gaelic and his enduring love to all of his children – Angus, Lili, Anna (Christian), and Colin (Andrea), who will live in the warmth of his memory. His grandchildren Rayden Watson (Anna & Christian) and James Michael Angus Watson (Colin & Andrea) have lost a formidable grandfather. Seumas leaves behind his wife (‘his girl’) Marlene Ivey with whom he shared a deep love and his life’s work. He is survived also by his stepmother Olevia Watson and stepsisters Betsy Graves (Sam), their daughter Haley, and Anne MacFarland (Alwyn) of Maine, USA. Seumas will be sorely missed by his brothers in Gaelic, Dr John Shaw (Jill) and Dr Robert Dunbar (Christine) both of Edinburgh, Scotland; all of those dedicated individuals to whom he was a mentor in many different ways; and his Queensville neighbours. There will be a memorial celebration for Seumas to take place at the Highland Village Iona, the date in December to be announced. Nàisean nan Gàidheal!





AUCOIN
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.  He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin.  Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years.  He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grand-niece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grand-nieces, Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot).  Predeceased by brothers, Albert and André Aucoin.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, November 21st in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Interment followed in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.  Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Online condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CAMPBELL
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Darlene Campbell on November 20th, 2018, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Born in Inverness on October 7th, 1958, to Buddy and the late Molly Timmons; wife of Angus L Campbell; she leaves heart-felt memories to her children, Andrea (Jonathan) Beaton, and Keegan (Alissa MacDougall) Campbell; grandchildren, David, and Tyler Beaton, who were all the spark in her life. Also sharing her memories are brothers and sisters, Jim (Kay), Charlotte (Ken) Dalton, the late Marlene (Paul) Holmes, Murray (Bonnie), Edy (Rick) Hesse, Sandy (Cathy), Wilma (Gerard Cummings); loving aunts, uncles, in-laws, and many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Always one to organize and assist, Darlene held many an appointment. From a dedicated employee of the Inverness Raceway for over 28 years to family gatherings going off without a hitch, and to the town of Inverness itself. Many a town royalty started their journey with her, others even learned to fly on blades through her involvement with the figure skating program. From the Kinette Club, the Ceilidh Trail CB Club, and the running of the Community Channel she helped keep the community apprised of up and coming events and news. Although strong, Darlene had a long and hard fight, our minds now know she is at rest but our hearts will take time to get there. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday, November 26th. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in St. John's United Cemetery, Strathlorne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

CHIASSON
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mathilde Chiasson, 89, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp, which occurred on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, at the Guest Home.  Born in Chéticamp on September 21st, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Daniel “P’tit Den” and Anita (LeBlanc) Chiasson.  Mathilde worked many years in the laundry department at l’Hôpital Sacré Coeur.  She was a very religious and spiritual person, always lending a helping hand to her church until she was no longer able to.  She loved a good game of cards, visits from family and friends.  She lived her last three years at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home.  Mathilde is survived by her brother, Jimmy Chiasson, residing at Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home; sister-in-law, Jeanette (LeBlanc) Chiasson; special nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Chiasson, Placide Chiasson, and Patsy Chiasson; sister, Sr. Lucie Chiasson.  Visitation was held on Sunday, November 25th in Cheticamp Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, November 26th in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home or to a charity of choice.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

GILLIS
With great sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of John Ronald Gillis, “RJ”, 83, November 19th, 2018.  Born in Gillisdale, South West Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, August 29th, 1935, the oldest of nine children. Surviving him are his loving wife of 61 years, Thelma Clark Gillis; four children: MaryJo Lamell, Irene Cook, David (Kathy),and John (Jennifer); 10 grandchildren, John (Emina), James and Veronica Cook, Gina Chiodo-Cook (Mathieu), David Vilbrin, Katherine Lamell, Elizabeth and  Emily, Samantha, and Connor; nine step-grandchildren Bethany Munn (James), Brandy Prindall (Nathanial), Bradley (Alissa), Barry and Brent (Lexi) Lamell, Berniece Smedley (Donny), Joel (Kimya), Keith, and Trevor Knecht; four great-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; and five  step great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Jessie MacDougall, Anne Marie MacAdam (James), Peggy Hurley (George), Michael (Mary), Veronica, Rita MacLellan; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Garletts, Donelda, and Muriel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he cherished having in his life. He was predeceased in life by his parents Duncan and Elizabeth Agnes "Aggie" Gillis; his in-laws, Dwight and Irene Clark; two brothers, Anthony and Richard; three brothers-in-law, William MacDougall, Johnny MacClellan, and Frank Garletts; and his cousin and best man at his wedding, James Gillis. Also by a grandson, James Ronald Lamell and a great-grandson, whom he loved to sing and play ball with, Alexander James “AJ”  Lamell-Henry. “Play ball, grampy.” “S e Ceap Breatuinn tìr mo ghràidhe.” He left the land of his love when he had completed school in the early 50s. Going on to work hard and provide for his family all of his life, establishing many great friendships. He was a big part in the lives of people in his community and with all of his extended family from Nova Scotia to Boston, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Vermont. He was always there to help someone and to build something.  He constructed many developments, buildings, and houses while working in his own business, in southern Connecticut and Vermont.  Prior to that, he worked as a road foreman for Defonce Construction building many of our “super highways” including I-95 and I-87, in New York State, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He is now in a better place, free from the binds of this world that were over taking his life with the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. It is a disease which totally drains one's being. Now he is free and at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Sing on and enjoy, enjoy the Gaelic conversations that you loved having right up to your last breath.  His love will ring on forever in our hearts. Calling hours were at Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier, VT, Tuesday, November 27th. Funeral Mass was held at St. Monica's, in Barre, VT, on Wednesday, November 28th. The funeral procession proceeded to Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier for burial.  Family and friends were invited to a luncheon gathering at the Old Brick Church community room in East Montpelier Village. Plans for a Celebration of Life in Nichols, Connecticut, will be announced at a later date.

LITURI
Mr. Mario L. Lituri, of Waltham, died Friday, November 9th, 2018, at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 70. Mario was born in Waltham on August 7th, 1948, a son of the late Mario B. and Constance M. (Casella) Lituri. After graduating from Waltham High School he served with the United States Air Force Reserves. He would tell you that the best part of his life began on July 12th, 1969, when he married Lucille M. LeBlanc in Our Lady's Church. The couple made Waltham their life-long home. In his early 20s he joined the family locksmith business, started at the beginning of the last century by his grandfather, F.C. Lituri, that later became known as Lituri & Son on Crescent Street, followed by a move to Chestnut Street. Mario was a longtime member, past president, and board member of the Massachusetts Locksmiths Association. Mario and his family enjoyed yearly vacations to Cape Breton Island, a place where he found great peace, light, joy, and refreshment. He was an avid reader, preferring hard cover books, and was old school when it came to newspaper reading. He will long be remembered as a talented cook and having a green thumb; there wasn't much that he couldn't grow. His greatest joy came from being in the company of his family. His wife and three girls were his world, at least until the family grew with the addition of his six grandsons. Just days before Mario's death his newest grandson, Nico, joined the family and nothing brought a warmer smile to his face than when the kids were around. Mario was the quintessential ‘quiet man'  and was clothed in the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Colossians: ‘heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience'. His personality was warm and genuine, he was the guy that made you feel safer just because he was in the room. In addition to his beloved wife of 49 years, Lucille, he leaves his children, Tracy L. McMahon (Kevin) of Waltham, Lela M. Horiuchi (Shin) of Chelmsford, and Lisa L. Morrison (Matt) of Woburn; his grandchildren, Declan and Bennett McMahon, Ryo and Nico Horiuchi, and Landen and Keegan Morrison; his sisters, Kathy M. Lituri (Steve Bores) of Lincoln and Anita Kindberg (Walter) of Canton and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends honoured and remembered Mario's life by gathering in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, November 15th and again on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his funeral Mass was celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

MacISAAC
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Veronica (Vonnie) MacIsaac, on November 22nd, 2018, at the age of 78, at the ICMH, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on January 13th, 1940, in Inverness, to the late Paddy and Tilly Roach. A devoted mother to Alexander (Terry), Donna, Kathleen (Jurgen), Louis, and Julieann (Grant). Loving grandma to Ronan, Graham, Kyle, Connor, and Sophie. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Malcolm (Malkie) MacIsaac; brothers, Si, Larry, and Jackie; sisters Mary Catherine and Peggy; and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Bill, Pete, Gerard, and brother in infancy; sisters, Judy and Theresa. Mom will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her. As per Mom's wishes, cremation has occurred. A summer visitation, celebration of life, and burial will follow. Details to be published at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the Inverness Palliative Care, Oncology Department, or ladies auxiliary.

LANDRY
Mrs. Ann MacNeil-Landry, 75, River Bourgeois passed away November 11th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late, John “Jack” and Mary (MacKenzie) MacNeil. Ann graduated from Holy Family High School, Inverness, and went on to graduate from Dalhousie University. She taught for over 30 years in various communities around Cape Breton Island, including Bay St. Lawrence, Ingonish ; Ann finished her career as a math and chemistry teacher at St. Peter’s District High School. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Baptist in River Bourgeois. She is survived by her husband Eddie; stepchildren: Henry (Vicki), California, and Derrick, Ottawa; three step-grandchildren, brothers: Francis, Inverness; Paul (Anne Marie), Shediac N.B. ; John (Joanne), North Sydney; and Jim (Edna), Milton Ontario; sisters: Eileen Delaney, Inverness; Andrea Oulton, Halifax; sisters-in-law Mary Jane MacNeil, Halifax; Vicki MacNeil, Inverness; brother-in-law George (Cathy) Landry. Ann will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by: brothers Ron, Gerard, and Dan; sister Peggy; and sisters-in-law Viola and  Denise. Resting in the River Bourgeois Visitation Parlor on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Yake presiding, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Foundation or to a Bursary Fund in Ann’s memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

CAMUS
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our son, Roderick Joseph “Roddie” Camus, age 44 of Maison Roderigue, Chéticamp, on October 30th, 2018, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp.  Born in Baddeck, Victoria County, he was a son of Joseph André and Gisele Anne (Haché) Camus.  “Lost our boy twice,” at age three and a half, Roddy had to leave his home and be placed at Sydney Training Centre for three and a half years followed by a six month period at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax to be monitored and placed on a program and medications for seizures.  Upon his discharged he then was placed in Pictou Training Centre for 12 years.  Finally in 1993 we were able to bring him closer to home when the Green Door Society known now as “C.A.R.E.S.” provided us with the umbrella to build a home called “La Maison Rodrigue” where Roddy was well-loved and cared for during the last 25 years. Today we say good-bye again to eternity.  Fly high our lovely blue eyed boy, Mom, Dad, and family.  Roddy is survived by brother, Kevin John (Paula Aucoin) Camus; sister, Michelle (Camus) Deveau, her husband, Joël Deveau; niece, « Hope » Marie Ann Deveau; and several aunts and uncles.  He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Sandé and Katy May Haché, paternal grandparents, Napoléon and Jeannette Camus.  Visitation took place on Saturday, November 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre Vestry, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  The burial followed in the parish cemetery.  No flowers please.  Memorial donations may be made to C.A.R.E.S., P.O. Box 550, Chéticamp, B0E1H0, to the Cancer Patient Care Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

MacINTOSH
James Bryon “Jim” MacIntosh, age 94, of Baddeck and formerly of River Denys, passed away on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Edward and Sadie (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Jim was a member of Forbes United Church, River Denys. He was a veteran of Second World War and was the last surviving veteran of that war in the Whycocomagh area. He was a member of Sircom Lodge No. 66, Whycocomagh, as well as Celtic Star Chapter No. 19 O.E.S., as well as a member of the Causeway Shriners and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 123, Whycocomagh. Jim worked as an electrician, having his own company for many years. Jim was a true gentleman. He will be remembered for saying “Not bad for a young fella!” He was friends with children and was known to them as “High five Jim.” Surviving are: his loving wife, Ann (MacIntosh); daughters, Lynda (Ken) Pollett, British Columbia; Christine, Orangedale; son, Bryon, Angus, Ont.; half-sister, Barbara, Newfoundland; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Neil, and one in infancy; first wife, Margaret (Middlemiss). Visitation was held on Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service was held Tuesday from Forbes United Church, River Denys, Rev. Dale Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Fir Grove Cemetery, River Denys. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Causeway Shrine Club Hospital Fund, Forbes United Church, or to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

MILLER
David I. Miller, age 77, passed suddenly at his home in Antigonish on November 1st, 2018. David’s life was filled with a myriad of interests and accomplishments. Born in North Sydney of Faye Florence Wolfson of Sydney and Charles Cyril Miller of North Sydney, David graduated from Thompson High School in 1959. He continued his education, graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 1963. Availing himself of a Rotary International Scholarship, David spent the following year travelling the world, before pursuing an MBA  at Columbia University in New York City. His professional career began in Montreal with the Bank of Montreal. In 1967, he took a position with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where he met the woman with whom he would spend the rest of his life. He married Aida Arnold in 1972. David and Aida moved to Cape Breton in 1974, where David had taken a position as vice president of development with the Cape Breton Development Corporation, DEVCO. They moved back to Washington in 1982, with David representing Canada with the Inter-American Development Bank. They ultimately located to Antigonish in 1988,  where he and Aida operated McDonald franchises in Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury until 2012. David was ever inquisitive. Whether it be global affairs about which he kept himself well informed or local Antigonish issues and events where his presence and participation were constants. He and Aida were instrumental in Antigonish being recognized for a civic beautification award. David’s dream of creating a venue to promote local artists, a dream he shared with Beth and Michael, became a reality with the opening of the Antigonish Art Fair, which just finished its fifth season. Arts and culture were passions of David, for which the residents of Antigonish Town and County have been the beneficiaries. He never stopped thinking about how we might make the community better. David took great satisfaction with the establishment of the Arts House in Antigonish, a venue where creative artists and students are able to have access to a creative environment and to share their skills, passion and vibrancy with others. David was also a farmer. His days at their beautiful property in Big Intervale were spent cultivating potatoes, making maple syrup, or finding some excuse to play with his tractor. His friend, Danny MacLeod, was always close by. His interest in power generation led to the construction of a water-driven turbine that powered their home. David and Aida’s shared enthusiasm for gastronomy had them travel much of the world savouring delicacies unique to their destinations. Just three days before his death, David shared a table with some of his dearest friends in Melrose, Guysborough County, where prime rib was the featured entree. And as was his custom, David always asked for a rib bone. For a number of years, David had been dealing with an illness that required aggressive and sometimes debilitating treatment. His spirit and attitude were unfailing through it all, inspiring those around him with his selfless and generous nature. Where many saw challenges, threats, or obstacles, David found positive insights and created opportunities. He improved the world we live in with his wisdom, his initiatives, and his love for others. David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Aida Arnold, who shall be forever immensely grateful for having had David in her life. Also survived by brother, Peter Miller (Rochelle); sister-in-law, Karen Miller; nephew, David Mark Miller; niece, Jennifer Rebecca Miller-Wolfson; great-nephew, Charlie Wolfson and great-niece, Shayna Wolfson. A funeral service for David was held on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, followed by burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. A reception followed at the Cambridge Suites, 380 Esplanade, Sydney. In lieu of flowers for those wishing to consider a memorial donation in David’s name, please consider St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HUNT
After a courageous battle with cancer, Gloria Hunt passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of October 28th. She will be forever remembered for her kind spirit to everyone she encountered throughout her life. Gloria is survived by her husband, Wade Hunt; son, Joseph Hunt and his wife Tanya Hunt; daughter, Tracy Hiller and her husband Dion Hillier; grandkids: Rebecca, Wilson, and Brandon Hunt, Daniel and Dylan Hillier. Her three sisters: Sandy Harvey, Wanda Hoskins, Paula Lucas, and families in NFLD. As well as her special Aunt Rita Companion and family. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Harold and Greta Martin of Boswarlos, Newfoundland. We will have a celebration of her life at the Belle Cote Community Centre at a later date. We will announce it on CJFX when a date has been decided.

LANGILLE
Roland “Wayne” Langille, age 70, of Port Hood, Inverness County, passed away peacefully at home, as the sun came up on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of Mary Kathleen (Fullerton) Hooper and the late Roland Alexander Langille and also predeceased by stepfather, Robert Frothingham Hooper. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Langley); daughters, Laura (Gary) and Leeanne (Pierre) both of Halifax; grandchildren, Sebastian, Easton, Emmerson and Nicholas; brothers, Colin (Yvan ) Montreal, PQ; Gregory (Sandra), Saint John, NB; Jeffrey (Faye ), Hunter River, PEI; and sister, Rosealee, Trenton;  in-laws, Laura Jean Langley and the late Jimmy “Nick “ Langley,  sisters-in-law, Arlene Bussey, Port Hawkesbury; Debora Langley , Fort McMurray, AB; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica, Alyson, Morgan, Gavin, Gina, Mark, Kendra and Luke; and many special grandnieces and nephews. Wayne had a happy childhood in Tatamagouche, with summers at the cottage in Malagash. The Langille/Fullerton cousins had a great bond and in later years always managed to have a summer reunion “at the shore.” Wayne’s family moved to Port Hawkesbury in the early 60s where he attended school, played hockey, and made lifelong friends. He worked for his father’s Chev dealership and loved taking the new cars out for a spin. Part-time work at the Pulp Mill and delivering oil allowed him the funds to purchase his first car, a blue Pontiac convertible. He studied the Plumbing and Pipefitting trade at NSIT in Halifax and became a proud member of Local 682, serving as a respected board member. He was an active member and trustee of St Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church. He worked all over Canada and the US but when he was home, he gave all his energy into being a loving dad and husband. Wayne enjoyed photography, gardening, and was never without a project on the go! He always found a new passion and did not stop until he mastered it. He was an energy conservationist and lover of nature. Wayne was very interested in forest management and was happy to serve on the board of North Inverness. He was ahead of his time in many ways and loved the challenge of reinventing systems. The welcome mat was always out at his home as he shared stories with young and old in the garage, on the deck, and by the fire pit.  Wayne was a true friend to many and never missed a chance to drop in for  short visits. He was very fond of his home in Port Hood, the beach, the wharf, the lobster, and the people. He was a music lover and from the days of the transistor radio to the present he was always playing the tunes. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 1st, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. A Celebration of Life will be held in St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, Port Hood, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2nd with Pastor Maggie Plant officiating. Burial will take place in the Union Protestant Cemetery, Port Hood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, or charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

BEATON
Hugh Rankin Beaton, 71, of Pictou, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 6th, 2018, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Inverness, on December 14th, 1946, Hugh was a son of the late Angus and Flora Beaton of Mabou. Hugh retired from Nova Scotia Power, Trenton Generating Station, where he was employed as a power engineer for 22 years.  Prior to his employment at Nova Scotia Power, he was employed as a power engineer at Crossley Carpet, Truro, and Gulf Oil Refinery in Point Tupper.  Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marguerite (Campbell); and his four children, Greg, Saint John, New Brunswick; Brian (Tania), Loch Broom; Janice, New Glasgow; and Eileen (Thomas), Stratford, PEI; as well as his two beautiful grandchildren, Jack and Ruby.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Donald, Sydney; John R., Pugwash; Lawrence (Linda), Mabou; Damien (Maureen), Mabou; Fabian (Rosemary), Hamilton, Ontario; Harold, Fall River; Marian (Roddie MacLennan), Bedford; Willanna (Bill MacDonald), Mabou; plus his many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Clarence; and sister, Angela.  Hugh was a loving husband and father and a devout family man.  He loved spending time with his four children, and kept a keen interest in their lives.  Hugh especially loved spending time with his two grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart.  He loved Celtic music, especially fiddle tunes and the bagpipes.  He also enjoyed telling his kids stories of growing up at the “end of a country road” and stood strong in his roots. Visitation was held Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.  Funeral Mass took place on Monday from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating.  Burial followed in the Parish Cemetery. www.mclarenfuneral.ca. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Theresa.

BOWDEN
With great sadness, we the announce the passing of Maurice Ernest (Moe) Bowden. He was a wonderful, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Maurice passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, at home Saturday, October 13th, 2018. He was born in Dunnville, Ontario, on July 12th, 1933, to parents, the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Dibbele) Bowden. He is survived by his wife, Simone (Cormier) Bowden; sons, Jeff (Jenn), New Zealand, and Gregg (Melissa), Belleville, Ontario; daughter, Abby (Anton) Niagara Falls, Ontario; grandchildren, Ellyanna, James, and Ana; also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheticamp, Saturday, October 20th. Donations in memory of the late Maurice Bowden may be made to Sacred Heart Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Health Centre or St. Peter’s Church Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.

MacEACHERN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Angus Alexander MacEachern, Port Hawkesbury, on October 14th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Angus grew up in Creigmore and was employed locally for many years as a machine operator. He enjoyed watching western movies, reading the paper, doing crossword puzzles, playing card, and spending time with family and friends. In his younger years he served for a short time with the Canadian Army. He is survived by his children: Chris, Port Hawkesbury; Darlene (Scott) Austen, Sugar Camp; Bruce (Kimberly Richards), Port Hawkesbury; Mark (Stephanie), River Denys; and Brian (Megan Smith), Port Hawkesbury; and their mother Sarah MacEachern; brothers Donald V. “Buster”, David, and Malcolm; sister Mary Katherine “Tootsie”; his common-law partner Marion Scott; seven grand children; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Donald V. and Florence (MacDougall) MacEachern; brothers Bernie, Ralph, and Robert, brother-in-law Eddie Gavel ,sisters-in-law Susan MacEachern and Donna MacEachern; grandson Noah MacEachern. Rested in Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard Street, Port Hawkesbury on Saturday. Private family services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.

WALKER
Walter Alphonse (Wallie) Walker, age 70, was sung back home to God on the evening of October 17th, 2018, surrounded by his devoted family. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John Dan and Margaret Christine (Nicholson) Walker.  He is survived by his loving wife Sandra, children Angie (Dwayne) MacDonnell, Walter (Kayla), Tanya (Redmond) Doucet, all of Inverness; grandchildren Mallory, Alex Dan, Myra, Miranda, and Logan; brother Micky(Betty) and sister Lorainne Dykes of Inverness; sister-in-law Caroline Walker of Creignish; and many many special in-laws, nieces and nephews. Wallie was predeceased by brothers Geordie of Creignish, Alexander(Jean), Hugh (Florence), Jamie (Ann), Lauchie (Mary), sisters, Isabel(Dan C.) MacNeil, Immaculata Mack (Sonny) Hartford, Rose(Raymond) MacKinnon; brother-in-law Harry Dykes all of Inverness. Throughout his life, Wallie was a well-known lobster fisherman and a man who liked to take on many projects from welding to building homes. Wallie loved nothing more than sitting in his living room surrounded by his family, especially his five special grandchildren who he adored.  A lover of country music and a huge fan of  The Eagles, he was happiest listening to music, playing guitars, and having a sing song in his home.  His door was always open, the tea was always on, making his home a place where people were always welcome to share stories and enjoy the ocean view.  Occasions were always celebrated to the fullest, especially birthdays in Wallie's home. He loved watching the Leafs and spent many years in the rinks around the province with his children.  Later in life he took great pleasure in following his son’s horses around the Maritimes and he also enjoyed his many years around the track where he videoed the races for almost 30 years. To all that knew him, he was considered a good friend.  He lived his life as it should be, showing kindness, generosity, and love. He taught us all to respect and appreciate the beauty of Inverness and our surrounding areas, especially his favourite hunting spots such as Broad Cove and Site Point. Visitation took place in Inverness funeral home Friday, October 19th. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 20th in Stella Maris Church Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Inverness Hospital Foundation. Online condolences can be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

AUCOIN
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Aucoin of Chéticamp, formerly of Grand Etang, at the age of 75, which occurred on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, in the Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in Chéticamp, he was the son of the late Johnny à John and Laura (Cormier) Aucoin.  Victor was a devoted provider for his family who enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, especially at l’AMAC on Tuesday nights.  He was an auto mechanic at his “Texaco” garage for many years among many other jobs.  He was a volunteer fireman for the Lemoine Fire Department and a member of the K.O.C., Council # 3850.  He volunteered for many community organizations.  He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Anna Aucoin; sons, Vic Aucoin (Deb), Adrien, Rémi (Sylvie) Aucoin; daughters, Micheline (Sandy) Ross, Victorine Roach (Robert), Debra (Robert) Doucet, Glenna (Gordon) Arsenault; brother, Maurice (Marcella) Aucoin; sisters, Corrine (Glen) Murdy, Jeanne Deveau, Laurel LeFort, Glenna Rainville (Conrad); grandchildren, Fabian, Kelton, Rénée, Liam, Céline, Danelle, Dillon, Sawyer, Riley, Alyssa, Eddie; great-grandchild, Koster.  He was predeceased by brother, Harvey; sisters, Béatrice Deveaux and Léa Caissie.  Visitation was in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Sunday, October 14th, 2018.  Funeral Mass was  celebrated on Monday, October 15th, at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint Joseph, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Inverary Manor, 72 Maple St., Inverness, N.S., B0E-1N0.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CHIASSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest Chiasson of Belle Cote, Nova Scotia, born December 25th, 1928, age 89. On Monday, October 15th, 2018, with family near, Ernest peacefully passed at the Cheticamp Sacred Heart Hospital. Ernest was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, spending many years as a hardworking woodsmen. Proud member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, and member of the Knights of Columbus. Son of the late Joseph Chiasson and Rose Bourgeois (LeBlanc). Ernest is survived by his loving wife, Cecile Chiasson; daughter, Wanda (Ray); son, Clifford (Michelle); brother, Jerome (Judi) LeBlanc, Yvon LeBlanc; sister, Yvonne (Leonard) LeBlanc; grandchildren; Christopher, Patrick, Kyle (Courtney), Samantha (Josh), Tara (Justin) and Adam; great-grand children, Addison, Hailey, and Cullen. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Chiasson, mother, Rose LeBlanc, and brother, Leo Chiasson. Visitation for Ernest will be held Thursday, October 18th 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Belle Cote Community Centre. Funeral Mass to be held Friday October 19th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Margaree. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a chairty of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OLSON
Roger Oliver Olson, age 76 of Shubenacadie, passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on October 7th, 2018. Born in Drumhellar, AB, he was the son of the late Oliver and Elnora (Montgomery) Olson, of Smith AB. After graduating high school, Roger completed his Basic Forestry Training at Hinton AB, then spent 13 years with the Alberta Forestry Service before moving to NS with his family. He continued his work in Forestry with NS Dept of Lands and Forests as the Fire Control Training Officer for the province until his retirement in 1999. As a well-known fixture of the community, Roger was a member of St. Bridget’s Parish, and volunteered his time with 652 Milford and District Lions Air Cadet Squadron, as well as the local Scouting organization.  After his retirement, he kept busy with various activities which included being a musician with a local dinner theatre troupe,  being a member of the St. Bernard’s Knights of Columbus, political events, and any other events that Yvonne volunteered his services. Roger was known for his love of Country and Celtic music, played a variety of instruments and often spent time attending jam sessions with various groups. Every autumn, Roger would load up one of his vehicles with apples, and other assorted produce and  headed to Cape Breton to sell his wares. What started as a fundraising idea for the Truro Girls Pipe Band, blossomed into an enjoyable fall past time that spanned 40 years, leading to him being known as “The Apple Man” of Inverness County. Roger will always be remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others, good nature, sense of humour, and music. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Olson of Shubenacadie; his son Marcel Olson (JoAnn) of San Diego, and many relatives in Western Canada, NS, and the USA. Roger was predeceased by his wife of 50 years Marie “Yvonne” (Chiasson) Olson; brother, Leonard; and sister, Gloria Horton. Visitation was held Thursday, October 11th, 2018, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, East Margaree, Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of Roger may be made through Legacy of Life, Nova Scotia-supporting organ donation; or to any local grassroots charity. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Roger may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.

AUCOIN
We announce the death of Jeannette (Muise) Aucoin, age 93, of Chéticamp, who passed away on October 4th, 2018, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Chéticamp.  Born in Cap Rouge, she was a daughter of the late Simon Muise and Mathilde (Aucoin) Muise.  Jeannette was very religious and loved saying her rosary.  She loved playing cards and picking wild berries.  She had a big heart and would have given everything she owned to her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.  Jeannette spent the last two years of her life at the Foyer Père Fiset where she was taken care of by their loving staff, which she had at heart and would always say “Merci, merci, merci!”  Jeannette’s family greatly appreciated everything the Foyer Père Fiset staff has done for her and for all their loving care.  Jeannette is survived by sons, Léo, Yvon (Louise Anne), Claude (Yolande), Gélas (Jeannine); daughters, Yvonne (Danny), Laurette (Roger), Anne Marie (Gelas), Marie Sylvie (Normand), Marie Hilda (Gilles), Ginette (Nicholas); brother, Georgie; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Simon L. Aucoin; son, Danny; daughters-in-law, Isabelle, Bernice; brothers, Joseph Léo, Arthur, Wilfred, Denis; sisters, Yvonne, Isabel.  Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset (Recreation Program).  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.  Online condolences may be sent to:  www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.

CAMERON
John Cameron, April 15th, 1938 – October 2nd, 2018, 80. John passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital to the sound of his family storytelling and enjoying each other's company. A thoroughbred Cameron, John displayed the physical and spiritual characteristics of his ancestors. He was a man of great faith who placed his family above all else. John’s exceptional character, integrity, and loving nature made him an easy man to admire, which all of his grandchildren did. The time they spent together was mutually enjoyed as John loved children and they loved him. John was a proud, humble, kind man for which material things meant very little.  What he did value was time spent with friends and family, games of crib, the Saturday night square dance, and a beautiful meal with friends. An exceptionally hard worker all of his life, John provided for his family in the mines of Ontario before  returning  home to Mabou to found and build the trucking company that bears his name today. His business was run with the same level of integrity in which he conducted his life as he believed a man's word was his bond, and that a handshake was an unbreakable contract. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay; children: Brenda (Finlay) Beaton, Kathi Cameron, Patsy (Bill) Fraser, Marie (Louis) Lanceleve, Gary (Missy) Cameron; and  step-children: Stephen, Nicole (Andrew), and Kevin Dugas. Also survived by his grandchildren, Crystal (George) Doucet, Mitchell, Craig, Justin, and Logan Beaton, Zack (Manny), Kody (Krista), Travis, and Deidra Fraser, Colby, Reid, and Carson Lanceleve, and Hayley Cameron; step-grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, and Gemma Dugas, Katherine, Jake, Reid, and Madi Brennen; sisters, Rita (John), Gennie (Bill), Margie (Don), Anne (George d.), Patsy (Greg); and brothers: Donald (Flo), Raymond (Claudette), and Owen (Marie) are also survived. John was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mariette (Ladouceur); infant daughter, Mary, son, Grant; parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); infant grandson, Ty; sister, Mary (Fred Anderson d.); brothers, Alex (Helen), Lawrence (Louise d), Angus (Gail d), and Gerald; brothers-in-law, John Richardson (Rita), Fred Anderson (Mary), Bill Booth (Gennie), Jerome Keating (Marg), George Megahy (Anne); and sisters-in-law,  Helen (Alex), Flo (Donald), Louise (Lawrence), Gail (Angus),  and Jean (Raymond); nephews, Ken Cameron, Scotty Megahy, Kenneth MacDonald; and niece, Anne Keating. John’s final gift to his family and friends was the determination in which he fought his illness. It gave us all the opportunity to make more memories with him which we will cherish always. John was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thank you John, for the standard you set, it was a privilege to have shared our lives with such a true gentleman. Our lives were all enriched by you. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home Thursday, October 4th , with funeral Mass Friday, October 5th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating at St. Margaret's of Scotland Church Broad Cove, burial followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Mabou. Reception in St. Mary's Hall, Mabou. Donations can be made to: Central Inverness Palliative Care Society  or St. Margaret's Parish Building Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.

JACKSON
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the death of Douglas Ward Jackson. Doug passed away peacefully, October 3rd, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 13th, 1942, to parents John and Valencia Jackson, Ingonish. He is survived by sisters, Shirley DeKouchay, Sydney; Emily Spriggs, Middle Sackville; brother, Lewis (Irene) Prescott, Ontario;  sister-in-law Maureen; also several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Doug was predeceased by his wife Jeanette; his brother Leonard; and brother-in-law Frank Spriggs. While living in Ottawa, Doug worked at LeBlanc Electric doing Armature winding. It was while living in Ottawa he met his late wife Jeanette. Doug and Jeanette moved home to Ingonish where he spent many years fishing lobsters. He was always ready to help others and often volunteered his time to help with Search and Rescue when help was needed. Doug and Jeanette built their retirement home at West Lake Ainslie. Sunday afternoons you would often find them enjoying the horse races at Inverness Race Track, they also enjoyed playing cards with their friends and neighbours. Arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. “Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger everyday, remembrance keeps him near.”


 


 

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