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Subject: [Cape Breton Co NS] Cape Breton Deaths September 03, 2013 Tuesday
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:36:18 -0700


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Cape Breton Deaths September 03, 2013 Tuesday

There are 13 obituaries published today

Ernest Edward MacKinnon -
Margaret I. MacDonald - 95 yrs
James Collier MacKeigan - 70 yrs
Arthur Joseph 'Archie' MacRury - 82 yrs
Greta Kerr - 84 yrs
Cecil Ernest Forristal - 82 yrs
Wendy Marlene MacKenzie (Planetta) - 41 yrs
Mary Elizabeth MacDonald - 79 yrs
Sgt. Kenneth Francis Simpson - 59 yrs
Jeannine Marien MacLellan - 48 yrs
John Michael Rozicki - 78 yrs
Stephen 'Max' Ongo - 84 yrs
Jessie Marie McMullen - 85 yrs



Ernest MacKinnon

Born In: Sydney Mines

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: August 28th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden
passing of our dear brother, uncle and friend,
Ernest Edward MacKinnon on Wednesday, August 28,
2013 at his home.
Uncle Ernie served in The Canadian Armed Forces
from 1953-1967. He served in 1953-1956 as a
Paratrooper and from 1966-1967 as special duty in
Cypress.
Uncle Ernie is survived by one sister Isabell
Hollingsworth, North Sydney; two brothers Archie
and Gordie MacKinnon, both of Sydney Mines and
many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Uncle Ernie was predeceased by his parents
Margaret (Gibbons) and Archie MacKinnon; brothers
John, Bobby, and Infant brother Robert and sister
Iris Webster.
Cremation has taken place and family buriel to take place at a later date.
Uncle Ernie was the kindest and most generous
person you would meet and he was always a
gentleman. He always had his pocket full of
peppermints to offer you a candy. He was always
there when you needed him. He loved going for his
walk and his bingo games. He was a devoted fan of
the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays.
Most of all he enjoyed the time he spent at his
trailer in Sugar Loaf.
Special thank you to Dr. M. McKeough for his care
and kindness. Thank you to his special family,
the ladies of his apartment block for all the
kindness and love shown to uncle Ernie over the
years. A very special thank you to Sheldon Baily.
Forever in our hearts. xo



Margaret MacDonald

Born In: St. Georges Channel
Born: December 12th, 1916

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 2nd, 2013

Margaret I. MacDonald, Harbourstone Enhanced
Care, formally of Kenwood Drive, Sydney River
passed away peacefully in the palliative Care
Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in St. Georges Channel, Richmond Co., she
was the daughter of the late Benjamin and
Margaret MacKenzie.
Margaret was a founding member of the Sydney
River United Protestant Church, Sydney River. She
was a skilled seamstress and the homes of our
family are graced with her beautiful quilts,
needle points and Afghans. Her biscuits, pies and
cinnamon rolls were second to none.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Marilyn (the
late Bert Campbell); four grandchildren and seven
great grandsons; Graham (Sonya) Campbell, son,
Aiden; Robin (Brian) Dodd, children, Brandon,
Bradley and Kyle; Jennifer (Glenn) Spencer, sons,
Brett and Ryan; Sean (Holly) MacDonald, son
Matthew. She is also survived by her daughter in
law, Louise MacDonald and her family; sister in
law, Jessie MacKenzie; brother in law, Buddy
MacRae and several nieces and nephews of whom she
was very fond.
Margaret was the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She was predeceased by her
husband, Graham; sons, Ross, Benjamin and
Terrance; brothers, Roy, Frank, Laird, Harold and
William; sisters, Sadie, Catherine and Irene.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the
palliative care unit and the staff of Irish Cove,
Harbourstone Enhanced Care for making Margaret's
last three years enjoyable. Also Dr. Jim
MacKillop for his compassion and dignity. Family
Flowers only.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday,
September 4 in the Chapel at T.W. Curry Parkview
Chapel. Rev. Tommy Whent will officiate.
Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.



James MacKeigan

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

It is wth saddened hearts we the family announce
the passing of James MacKeigan on Aug 31, 2013.
He was the son of the late John and Muriel MacKeigan.
James was a heavy equipment operator before his
retirement. His passion was fishing and hunting
and spending time with grandchildren.
He is survived by daughter Nancy; son Doug
(Angela) MacKeigan, grandchildren Cody (Dana),
Colten, Zack; step grandchildren Owen, Savanna,
Shauntell and Samantha; siblings Cora Ann, Agnes,
Carl, Joan and numerous step brothers and sisters
as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides
his parents, he is predeceased by his brother
Earl.
Cremation has taken place, in keeping with James'
wishes there will be no funeral, but a gathering
of friends and family will take place today,
Tuesday, September 3rd from 7-9 p.m., at the S.W
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St.,
Sydney. All are welcome.
Donations can be made to the Brain Association of
Canada or the Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...



Arthur 'Archie' MacRury

Born In: Whitney Pier
Born: October 13th, 1932

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 2nd, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the
death of Arthur 'Archie' Joseph MacRury on
September 2, 2013 surrounded by his family at
home.
Born in Whitney Pier he was son of the late Neil
Alexander MacRury and Florence (LeDrew) MacRury.
Archie is survived by his wife Elizabeth Beatrice
Brown whom he married on June 18, 1957. They
raised their children in the Ashby area of
Sydney. Archie is also survived by his children
Karen (Wayne Sweet) Halifax, Daniel (Donna
Andrews), Anne (Howie MacIntyre) and David (Kelly
Parsley) all of Sydney.
He was the very proud 'Papa' of three wonderful
grandchildren Sean MacIntyre, Alison Sweet and
Daniel MacIntyre. Archie is also survived by his
brother Jim, Sydney, and sisters-in-law Theresa
Daigle, California, and Catherine MacRury, New
Victoria.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by
his mother and father-in-law Daniel and Catherine
(McMurray) Brown; his brother Donald and in-laws
Pauline MacRury, Mary and Fred Gouthro and Pat
Daigle.
Archie was happiest in the company of his family
especially his wife of 56 years Beatrice. While
Archie and Bea made decisions together Dad would
often say, "Its Bea's way or the Highway,"
He was very proud of his children and
grandchildren and their many achievements. As a
young man Archie was an accomplished runner and
baseball umpire. He enjoyed golf in later life
especially Saturday morning family golf at
Alderdale greens. He was a devoted Toronto Maple
Leaf's fan but he loved baseball, especially his
St Louis Cardinals and Montreal Expos. A member
of the Sydney Pensioners club Archie enjoyed
playing cards especially Tarbish.
Proud of his Whitney Pier roots Archie worked at
the Dominion coal pier in Sydney as an accounting
clerk and later as an administrator at the Cape
Breton Hospital. He served on the executive of
the Nova Scotia Association of Health
organizations. Archie was a kind and
compassionate man who believed in treating all
people with respect especially those who could
not speak for themselves. He was a passionate
advocate for the mentally challenged and
thementally ill. A long time Alderman and Deputy
Mayor in the former city of Sydney, Archie was
passionate about politics and public service. He
served on city councils in over three
decades in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Archie was
involved in municipal and partisan politics;
always the umpire he served as Returning Officer
for the provincial riding of Cape Breton Nova
over three elections. He served on numerous
boards including the Board of Governors of Cape
Breton University, the Board of the MacGillivary
Guest Home and most recently he served as a
member of City Homemakers Board.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m., at the S.W Chant & Son
Funeral Home 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral
Mass will take place on Thursday, September 5th
at 10 a.m. at St. Theresas Church with Fr. James
Oliver officiating. Interment to follow in
Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In remembrance of Archie we ask that you remember
those less fortunate and be kind to "God's
greatest children" those who are mentally
challenged and the mentally ill. Donations in his
memory can be made to palliative care to carry on
their wonderful work in Cape Breton or to the
charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...



Greta Kerr

Passed in: Round Island
Passed on: September 2nd, 2013

Greta (MacLennan) Kerr (84) from Round Island,
formerly Glace Bay, passed away on Sept 02, 2013
at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Donald and
Christine MacLennan and has been predeceased by
her husband Donald Kerr; sons Brad and Ross and
sisters Beryl and Esther.
She is survived by her sons David Kerr and James
(Elaine) Kerr; grandchildren Erika Kerr (Joel
Peach), Heather (Kevin) Merrill, Christopher Kerr
and great grandchildren Nevaeh, Wendie, & Elijah
and by her sister Lorna MacVicar (Rothesay) and
brothers Gordon (Anne-Marie) MacLennan (Dallas)
and Donnie (Diane) MacLennan (Riverview NB).
Nursing was her calling and she touched the lives
of many people with her compassion during their
time of need. For many years she also enjoyed the
company of her friends at her bridge games. She
was a member of Knox United Church, The UCW,
Glace Bay General Alumni and the Jubilee Rebecca
Lodge #14.
The family would like to thank the County
Homemakers and VON for their compassionate care
helping Greta to remain in her home in Round
Island. The family is also appreciative of the
nurses who have been caring for Greta the past
few weeks in the An Cala unit at the Cape Breton
Regional hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on
September 4th at Knox United Church with
internment following at Greenwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.



Cecil Forristal

Born In: Sydney
Born: June 27th, 1931

Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: September 1st, 2013

Cecil Ernest Forristal passed away peacefully on
Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was the last
surviving family member of his immediate family.
Born on June 27, 1931 in Sydney, Cecil was the
son of the late Leonard and Beatrice (Campbell)
Forristal.
Cecil lived a very simple life in Whitney Pier.
He could always be seen by himself walking the
streets of Whitney Pier. For those who knew
Cecil, he was kind, gentle and polite.
In his earlier days, Cecil worked for Sydney
Steel as a lab tech and later taught piano and
guitar at McKnight's Music on Charlotte Street.
Besides his parents, Cecil was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Forristal.
At Cecil's request, there will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place with a private burial
at a later date.
Donations in memory of Cecil may be made to the
Whitney Boys and Girls Club or to a charity of
one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care
and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be at www.pierfuneralhome.com.



Wendy MacKenzie (Planetta)

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Coxheath
Passed on: August 30th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family,
announce the passing of Wendy Marlene MacKenzie,
41 on Friday, August 30, 2013 in the An Cala
Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital.
Born in Sydney, Wendy was the only child of
Catherine (Morrison) and the late Frank MacKenzie.
Wendy was employed as a Senior Lab Instructor in
the Department of Biology at Cape Breton
University. She greatly enjoyed teaching and was
very dedicated to her students. During her
illness, the family encountered many of her
students and all commented on what an incredible
instructor she was and how much they had learned
from her.
Along with her mother, Wendy is survived by her
husband Dereck Planetta; their wonderful daughter
Miranda; her mother and father-in-law Bill and
Sherri Planetta; brother-in-law Jeff; and her
cousin and friend Charlene Pickles (Chris). She
will be greatly missed by her godchildren,
Danielle and Callum. Wendy is also survived by
several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wendy was predeceased by her maternal
grandparents Neil and Mary Morrison, paternal
grandparents William and Hannah MacKenzie, and
several aunts and uncles
A very special thank you to Dr. Mary Anne
Campbell, Dr. Ron MacCormick, Dr. John Ritter,
the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital's
Cancer Centre, the Palliative Care Staff, the An
Cala Palliative Care Unit and the VON for the
tremendous care shown to Wendy over the past 5
months.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564
Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be
held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11 a.m.
in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon
Chant officiating. A reception will follow the
service. Interment to take place at the Calvin
United Church Cemetery in Upper Leitches Creek.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care
Program, Cape Breton University Scholarship Fund
or the SPCA.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction ofŠŠŠ



Mary MacDonald

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

Mary MacDonald, of Sydney passed away Saturday
August 31, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital.
Born in Sydney she was the daughter of the late
Noah and Clara (Branton) George.
She was a member of St. Albans Church, Whitney Pier.
Mary is survived by her daughter Allison (David
Belbin) MacDonald, Sydney and son Darren (Janice
Greenfield), North Sydney; and a daughter-in-law
Barb; six grandchildren including one special
grand daughter Zoe Belbin with whom she resided;
and two great grandchildren.
Besides her husband Donald, Mary was predeceased
by a son Louis; sisters Jean, Leah, Linda, Sarah,
and Mildred; and a brother Gideon.
Visitation will be Tuesday September 3, 2013 from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will take place Wednesday 11 a.m
at St. Albans Church, with Archdeacon Brenda
Drake officiating. Interment in Forest Haven
Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Kids Help Phone or The Canadian Red Cross.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail
.



Kenneth Simpson

Passed in: Sydney Mines
Passed on: August 30th, 2013

It is with devastation and broken hearts that we
announce the sudden passing of beloved father,
grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth
Francis Simpson, 59, of Sydney Mines on August
30, 2013 at home.
Kenny lived for his grandchildren, he enjoyed
their cookies and coffee and trips to the
playground. He loved to verbally spar with his
family and especially his niece and nephews; they
will sorely miss his excellent sense of humour,
quick wit and even quicker comebacks.
Kenny was a life long sports fan and athlete. In
high school he excelled at basketball on the
Sydney Mines High team. He continued playing
intermediate ball as an adult. Kenny was an
excellent golfer, spending numerous days on the
links. He loved all sports and was a fan of the
Habs and the Blue Jays.
Kenny had a long and distinguished career with
the Sydney Mines Police force, following in his
late father's footsteps. Kenny had achieved the
position of Sergeant and was very proud of this
accomplishment.
Above all Ken Simpson was a devoted family man,
father, grandfather, brother and uncle; it was
how he would wish to be defined, his passing
forever changes our lives.
Kenny Simpson was the son of the late Kenneth and
Julia (Phalen) Simpson. He is survived by the
light of his life, his daughter Terri Lynn
(Justin) Billard and their children Zander, Lila
and Rachel; brother Brian (Kathy) Simpson and
sisters Debbie Simpson (Jimmy Carocci) and Alyson
(Wayne) Johnston as well as niece Kelly LeBlanc
and nephews Paul, Craig and David Simpson and
Mitchell Johnston. Kenny will be fondly
remembered by close friends Darrel and Lynn
Hamilton.
Kenny was predeceased by his brother Jim Simpson.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken
place under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes
Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A
funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September
5th at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish in Sydney
Mines with Fr. J.J. MacDonald officiating. A
reception to follow at the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers donations in Kenny's memory
may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.



Jeannine MacLellan

Born In: Cheticamp
Born: July 9th, 1965

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

It is with great sadness that we, the family,
announce the passing of our dear wife, mother,
daughter, sister, aunt and friend on Saturday
August 31, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital in the loving arms of her family after a
brief battle with cancer.
Born in Cheticamp, Jeannine was the daughter of
Yvette Boudreau and the late Wilfred P. Boudreau.
Jeannine graduated from NDA in Cheticamp in 1983.
She was a member of her high school cheerleading
team who were very successful. She was an athlete
excelling in both softball and badminton.
Jeannine attended CRVS in Port Hawkesbury and
graduated in 1985 from the cosmetology program.
Jeannine was the Administrative Assistant at Our
Lady of Fatima Parish for seven years and also
invested many hours as a religious education
teacher and member of the St. Vincent de Paul
Society. Most importantly, Jeannine spent many
years as a stay at home Mother, raising her three
children as well as babysitting children from the
community.
Mom was a loving, caring, strong-willed, faithful
and determined woman who always put the
priorities of her family first. She found true
happiness in family and was happiest when
surrounded by loved ones. Her unwavering love and
dedication to her children and utmost commitment
to her Husband will never be forgotten. Mom was a
wonderful cook and baker and was especially
famous for her meat pies, cinnamon rolls, and
Acadian dishes. Mom really enjoyed the simple
things in life, and loved her home and relaxing
by the pool.
Jeannine is survived by her loving Husband of 25
years, Earl MacLellan, Coxheath; her daughters,
Vanessa MacLellan (Chris Yurchesyn), Saint John,
NB, Stacie MacLellan (Jeff MacKinnon), Coxheath;
her son, Justin MacLellan (Jaclynn Kelly),
Coxheath; her mother, Yvette Boudreau, Cheticamp;
her sister, Priscille Boudreau (Bob Hyland),
Halifax; her brothers, Cyril (Evelyn) Boudreau,
Cheticamp, Jean-Claude (E.J.) Boudreau, Halifax,
and many nieces and nephews.
Jeannine was predeceased by her father, Wilfred P. Boudreau.
To fulfill Mom's wishes, there will be no
visitation. Cremation has taken place under the
direction of Chants Funeral Home. A funeral mass
will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church,
Sydney River, on Thursday September 5, 2013 at
11a.m. with Fr. Duaine Devereaux and Fr. Norman
MacPhee officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations
in Jeannine's memory may be made to the St.
Vincent de Paul Society (Our Lady of Fatima).
Online condolences may be sent to www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...



John Rozicki

Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother,
uncle and great friend John Michael Rozicki. John passed away Saturday,
August 31, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with
his family by his side.
Born in Sydney, John was the son of the late Stanley and Mary
(Campbell) Rozicki. He was a kind, gentle man who had a deep
appreciation for animals and loved working outdoors. He lived with his
sister, Mary Ann, and enjoyed working closely his whole life with his
brother, Joe. His family will miss his company, the many stories he
told, and the way he could make us laugh. John enjoyed sitting
underneath the apple tree at home, sipping on a warm ale.
John is survived by his brother, Joe (Celina), Sydney Forks; sisters
Jennie MacIsaac (Buddy), Sydney Forks, and Mary, Sydney Forks; as well
as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, Murdock;
sisters, Theresa Briggette, and Stella Dunn.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass for John will be held 10
a.m. on Saturday September 7, 2013, at St. Mary's Parish, East Bay,
with Fr. Francis Abbass officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's
Cemetery, East Bay.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction ofŠŠŠ..
"So long for now, John."



Stephen 'Max' Ongo

Born In: North Sydney

Passed in: Cheticamp
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the
passing of our father, grandfather, brother and
uncle, Stephen Max Ongo, on Saturday August 31,
2013, at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre
in Cheticamp.
Born in North Sydney, Max was a son of the late
Francis and Elsie (Stoodley) Ongo. Max was a
resident of Cheticamp for the past number of
years. He enjoyed attending 45 card games
throughout Inverness County. Max was a member of
St. Peters Church Cheticamp.
Max is survived by his sons Joe Ongo, Toronto,
John Ongo, Oshawa, James Ongo, Surrey BC;
daughters Maxine McWilliams, Mira, Patricia
Baxter, Pickering, ON, Debbie Dizmonzantos,
Nanaimo, BC, Brenda Dawson, Etobicoke, ON, Mary
Ann Godard, Edmonton, AB; also by many
grandchildren and great grandchildren; his
brother Albert (Bud) Ongo, Acton, ON; sisters
Marie Power, Oshawa, ON, Martha McLeod, Hamilton,
ON, Carlotta (Dan) Skinner and Sylvia (Dan)
Poirier, both of North Sydney.
Besides his parents, Max, was predeceased by a
daughter Julie Ann Williamson; brothers Frank,
Kenneth, Phillip, Donald Jr. Ongo and Donald Sr.
Ongo in infancy; sisters Nettie Withers, and
Sheila in infancy
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North
Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, North
Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating.
Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery,
North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.



Jessie McMullen

Born In: Reserve Mines

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: August 31st, 2013

With deep sadness we announce the peaceful
passing of Jessie Marie McMullen on August 31,
2013 at Glace Bay Healthcare Facility.
Jessie was born in 1927 and was a lifelong resident of Reserve Mines.
She was the daughter of the late Allen and
Florence (Curry) McMullen of Reserve Mines.
Survived by her loving sister Mary Kehoe, niece
Judy Kehoe (Kelvin Lahey) and nephew Alan Kehoe
(Norma).
The family would like to thank Dr. Ley of Reserve
Mines and the staff of Seaview Manor for their
kindness to Jessie while she was in their care.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Curry's
Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.




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