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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: Cape Breton Deaths July 07, 2006 Friday
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 22:13:23 -0700

Cape Breton Deaths July 07, 2006 Friday

M. Christine 'Midge' MacKeigan 67, SYDNEY With heavy hearts we regret to
announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Mary Christine
MacKeigan, which occurred Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at home. Born in Sydney,
she was the
daughter of the late John A. and Margaret (Kelly) MacDonald. She was a
member of St. Theresa's parish In her earlier years, Chrissy was an
assistant manager with
MacDonald's Restaurant, Welton Street and later worked at Shoppers Drug
Mart. She also enjoyed shooting darts at the Sergeant's Mess and the Police
Club. Chrissy is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Alfred
MacKeigan; her son, Paul and his fiancé (Christie Thorburn), Quebec; her
daughter, Elaine and special son-in-law, Brian George, New Waterford; and
her "adopted in my heart" daughter, Sheila (Stephen) George, New Waterford.
She is also survived by her
sister, Phyllis Youden, Ont.; brothers, Vincent (Diana) MacDonald, Sydney,
Arthur (Barb), MacDonald, Halifax; as well as numerous sisters-in-law,
brothers- in-law, nieces and nephews - all of whom she loved dearly. A
devoted and loving grandmother, she leaves her four precious grandchildren,
Jason and Matthew George, Kevyn and Charlene MacKeigan to treasure many
wonderful memories of 'Nanny' in their hearts forever. Besides her parents,
Chrissy was predeceased by sister, Dorothy (Tony) Lessi, brothers, Patrick
(Mary-Lou), Walter (Carmella), Alec (Jeanette), Angus (Cathy). Cremation
has taken place. Family will be receiving visitors Saturday, July 8, 2006,
at 2 p.m. until the service at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel,
564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m.
Saturdayin the funeral home chapel with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Reception to followin funeral home reception area. Donations may be made
to the Alzheimer's society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .

Chesley H. Moore 84, NORTH SYDNEY It is with heartfelt sadness the family
announce the death of Chesley Howard Moore, 84, on Thursday, July 6, 2006,
at his residence. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving
family. Born on July 4, 1922, in Jersey Harbour, N.L., Ches was the son of
the late Frederick
and Maude (Cox) Moore. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving
overseas for four years with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit. He
was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19, North Sydney.
He was employed as a foreman with H.B. Nickerson & Sons Ltd. for over 30
years. He was involved with and enjoyed the legion dart leagues, and the
seniors bowling. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
He is survived by his
companion of 49 years, Margaret Dunphy (Moore); his five sons, Howard (Corrine),
James (Betty), both of Prince Edward Island, Michael (Sandra), Ontario,
Gordon (Mary Lou), Sydney Mines, and Ronald (Mary), North Sydney; his three
daughters, Arthena (Wayne) Russell, North Sydney, Lori Chaffey (Richard
Desabrais), Ontario, and Patricia (Sam) Eide, Alberta. Also surviving are
18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Frederick
Moore, Lunenburg, and son-in-law, Craig Chaffey. He was predeceased by
sisters, Emily, Millie, Alice, Joy and Claire and brother Isaac and
grandson, Stephen. Visitation for Ches will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Burial to follow
in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to
Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the VON. Online
condolences may be sent to

Reta Frances Phillips 77, MIRA GUT It is with deep sorrow that we announce
the passing of our beloved mother, Reta Phillips. After a long and
courageous battle with cancer Reta died peacefully at her home surrounded
by her family. Reta was born in Glace Bay, the daughter of the late Arthur
and Frances (Foote) Greer. She was a member of the Glace Bay Baptist
Church. Reta was a dedicated mother of 11 children. Her world revolved
around her family and her church. She was a talented cook and craftswoman
as well as an avid gardener who loved nature. She will always be remembered
for the beauty she has left in this world. Reta is survived by sons,
Clifford (Mira), John, Stuart (Cathy), Jimmy (June) and Anthony (Erin), all
of Ontario; daughters, Iris (Philip) Lahey, Catalone, Deborah (Arthur)
Spencer, Mira, Jennifer (Cyril) Thomas, Mira, Gail Phillips,
Ontario. She is survived by her sisters, Millie Parsons and Marna Steele;
sister-in-law, Audrey Greer; brother-in-law, Clyde Phillips. Also survived
by 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband,
Henry, sons, Robert and Wallace, brothers, Bill, Roy, Rufus and Robert
Greer. Visitation for the late Reta Phillips will be held Friday, July 7
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral
Home Chapel. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit ofCape
Breton or the Glace Bay Baptist Church.
Condolences can be sent to
Go to your God, mother, Rest in peace now. Always loved and dearly missed
by your family.

John 'Jack' Williams 82, SYDNEY It is with deep sadness that we announce
the passing of John Norman 'Jack'Williams. Jack passed away peacefully
Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney,
surrounded by his family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Sidney
and Hattie (MacLean) Williams. Jack was a devoted husband, father and
grandfather. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He retired from
Sydney Steel where he was employed in the lab and heavy mills departments
for over 40 years. Jack was an elder of St.
Andrew's United Church and a former member of the Y's Men's Club of Sydney.
Upon retirement, he took on the role of full-time Grampy to Christy, Mark
and Kyle and enjoyed to the fullest, the quality time he spent with each.
As a father and grandfather, he was a true friend, mentor and supporter and
as a husband, he was the best friend and true admirer of the love of his
life, Eunice. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Eunice (D'Aubin);
daughter, Lynn Richardson, Sydney; son, John (Terry), Sydney; brothers,
Donnie (Marie) and Jimmy (Phyllis), Sydney River; three grandchildren,
Christy and Mark Richardson (Jennifer) and Kyle Williams; several nieces
and nephews. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel,
Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's
United Church, Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment
in HardwoodHill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may
be sent to the family at

Dorothy Ann Murray Dorothy Ann Murray died peacefully at age 87 on June 19,
2005, in Victoria, B.C. She was predeceased by her father, Capt. George B.
Murray, mother, Katherine Horan Murray and brother, James Murray. She
leaves three nephews, a niece and nine grandnephews and nieces. She wished
to have her ashes interred next to her father and mother at the Murray
family plot at Lakeside Cemetery. Her nephews and niece from California,
Colorado and New York have travelled to North Sydney to honour her wish.
Open services will be held at
graveside July 10 at 11 a.m. and all are invited.


Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscbgha/

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