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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: Cape Breton Deaths December 31, 2005 Saturday
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:25:39 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths December 31, 2005 Saturday

Helen (Sterns) Rowe 86, MASSACHUSETTS Helen (Sterns) Rowe, 86, of
Roslindale, Mass., formerly of Windsor, Conn., and The Plains, Via., Dec.
20, 2005. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Sterns of Glace Bay.
Beloved wife of the late Rev. G. Charles Rowe. Predeceased by sister,
Dorothy Jones, Guysborough
County. Devoted mother of Virginia R. Starkis, Milford, Peter C.,West
Roxbury, Bruce S., North Potomac, Md., and Donald G., Hartford, Conn.
Survived by nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Vera Jones, New
Glasgow; brothers, Bruce, Dartmouth, Arthur, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; nieces
and nephews. Funeral at Grace Episcopal Church 11 a.m. Dec. 28. Burial at
Little Georgetown Cemetery, Haymarket, Va.

Sandra Lee Brown 65, SYDNEY It is with great sadness we announce the
passing of Sandra 'Sandy' Lee Brown, 65, Sydney, on Thursday, Dec. 29,
2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Moncton, N.B., she was
the daughter of the late Harold and Beryl (Higgs) Straight. Sandy retired
from Sears after 21 years of service. She was an avid bingo player and for
the last 30 years she could
be found enjoying herself fishing and relaxing at her favourite place away from
home at Glenview Campgrounds, Whycocomagh. She will be sadly missed by her
husband and best friend, Len; her children, Suzanne, Vancouver, B.C., Vicki
Porters Lake, N.S., Andy, Cornwall, Ont., and Stephane, Hull, Que.;
grandchildren, Samantha, Vancouver, B.C., Jennifer, Edmonton, Alta.,
Daniel, Sydney; great-granddaughter, Ayden; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, George,
daughter, Debbie, granddaughter, Allison, brothers, Bill and Bob.
Visitation for the late Sandy Brown will be held Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from
7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview
Chapel. Funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at United
Baptist Church, corner of Charlotte and Townsend streets, Sydney, with Rev.
Allan MacLellan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of
Sandy may be made to Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to

Paula Anne Gallant 36, TIMBERLEA It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Paula on Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Glace Bay,N.S.,Paula was
predeceased by her parents, Paul and Dianne Gallant. She is survived by her
loving husband, Jason MacRae; her beautiful baby daughter, Anna Paul;
sisters, Lana (Paul) Kenny, Lynn (Alain) Blackburn; and special niece and
nephews, Emily and Dylan Kenny, Connor and Timothy Blackburn, Conor
O'Boyle; grandmothers, Lena Gallant, P.E.I., and Tena Starr, Dominion,
N.S.; and in-laws, Wayne and Shirley MacRae,
Hamilton, Ont. (formerly New Glasgow); sister-in-law, Jackie (Rory)
O'Boyle; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Nathalie) MacRae; many aunts and uncles.
Paula was a Grade 3 teacher at Beechville Lakeside Timberlea School. Paula
was actively
involved in her school and community and art was one of her passions. She
was currently pursuing her certificate in visual arts at NSCAD. Paula was
this not only to enrich her life but the lives of the students she taught.
Her love of teaching was always evident in the creativity and passion she
brought to her job and the fondness and warmth she displayed to her
students. Friends and family always appreciated her sense of humour, quick
wit and positive
outlook on life. In a gathering, people gravitated toward Paula because she
was a constant source of entertainment. Her sisters,Lynn and Lana were her
closest friends with barely a day going by without seeing or talking to
each other. Paula's life became even more enriched when she married her
beloved Jason and then the birth of their beautiful baby Anna in January
2005. Her happiest
time in life was this past year with her new family. This radiated from
Paula and was often displayed with her creativity when taking pictures of
Anna and Jason and the compilations she would send to family and friends
and through the journals, scrapbooks and stories she wrote for Anna. Paula
will be dearly missed by all her family, friends, coworkers and students.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers
Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 1-4:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 1,
2006, and funeral service Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church,
Lakeside, with Fr. James Richards officiating. A reception will follow in
the church hall. Interment to follow at St. Margarets of Scotland Church,
Glen Margaret. Flowers greatly accepted. Donations may be made to a trust
fund for Anna Paul MacRae at any ScotiaBank
branch or mailed to Scotia Bank, 3650 Hammonds Plains Rd., Upper
Tantallon,N.S., B3Z 4R3.

Donald Alexander MacAskill 69, BRETON COVE Donald Alexander MacAskill, 69,
Breton Cove, Victoria County, died peacefully Dec. 30, 2005, in Victoria
Memorial Hospital. Born in Breton Cove, he was a son of the late Daniel and
Christine MacAskill. He was a member of St. Ann's Bay United Church. He
worked as a fisherman and in seasonal construction until retirement due to
ill health some years ago. He was a resident of Breton Cove until entering
the Alderwood Home in Baddeck three years ago. Don will be especially
remembered for his unusually retentive memory and keen interest in local
history. He enjoyed relating the resulting detailed knowledge through often
amusing anecdotes.
Surviving are brothers, Edward (Eva), Brantford, Ont., Maynard, overseas;
sister, Sybil (Euclid), Winnipeg, Man.; and many nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by brothers, Ewen and Robert. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Monday i n S t . Ann's Bay United Church, where
the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Rev. Diane Kempt officiating.
Burial will be in MacDonald Memorial Cemetery, Breton Cove. Donations may
be made to
Alderwood Community Park or Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable
Foundation. The family wishes to thank the staff of Alderwood Home and
Victoria County Memorial Hospital for their devoted care. Arrangements
under the
direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.

Nettie Alderson FUNERAL NOTICE Funeral services for the late Nettie
Alderson will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral
Home Chapel, Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating.

Weldon Everett Thurbide 73, NAPANEE, ONT. Weldon Everett Thurbide, 73, died
Dec. 27, 2005, in Napanee, Ont. Born in Florence, he was the son of the
late Percy and Alice Thurbide. He was a former member of Wilson United
Church and
was employed as a registered nurse with Corrections Canada. He is survived
by his brother, Mansil Thurbide, Florence; and sisters, Elva Thompson,
Waterdown, Ont., and Karen, Marcouex, Hamilton, Ont. He was predeceased by
brothers, Elwood and Glenn and sisters, Lorna and Ivy. There will be no
visitation. Funeral services will be celebrated 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 in
Wilson United Church, Rev. Sheila Redden-Smith officiating. Burial under
the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in Brookside
Cemetery. Online condolences may be emailed to the family at

Mary Anne Driscoll, RN GLACE BAY Mary Anne Driscoll, a longtime former
resident of 35 Bay St., Glace Bay, and valued member of St. Anne's parish,
died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the
late Dan E. MacDonald and Effie Anne MacIntyre. She was a graduate of the
1935 class of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and a faithful and
dedicated member of its alumni. She is survived by children, Sheilah
(David) Cronkite, Mahone Bay, N.S., Anita (George) Theruvappuzha, Jordan
Falls, Shelbourne, N.S., and Jim (Josephine), Ben Eoin, C.B.;
grandchildren, David (Karen) Cronkite, Daveda (Keith) Savory, Shawna (Kirk)
Fifield, Andrew (Sandra) Cronkite, Celeste and Annette Driscoll. Also
surviving are sisters, Chris MacIntyre and Mary Campbell; as well as eight
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Driscoll,
four brothers, Angus Norman, Dan A., Alex and Fr. Mickey Malcolm, two
sisters, Sr. Joseph Michael, CSC and Tenie MacIntosh. Visitation will be
Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St.
Anne's Church, Monday at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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