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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: Cape Breton Deaths July 18, 2006 Tuesday
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 22:14:42 -0700

Cape Breton Deaths July 18, 2006 Tuesday

Mary Bertha Gillan 101, SYDNEY MINES It is with deep regret that we
announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother,
great great grandmother and sister, Mary Bertha Gillan on Monday, July 17,
2006, at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, N.S. Born in Sydney Mines
on Jan. 18, 1905, she was the daughter of the late George and Ada (Hare)
Roberts. She was an adherent of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines.
Mary is survived by her
daughter, Lynette and son-inlaw, J. Wilbert Layton, Kentville, N.S., where
she has resided for the past 10 years; son, Stelburne and daughterin-law,
Lillian, Sydney Mines; grandchildren, J. Thomas (Carol)Layton,Wilmot,N.S.,
Lynda (Kim) Thorsen, Loon Lake, N.S., Carolyn (Mike) McKenna,Truro, N.S.,
David Layton, Loon Lake, N.S., David (Lynn) Gillan, New Brunswick, Susan
(Bob) Craig, Alberta, Janie and Andrew Gillan, Sydney Mines; great
grandchildren, Cherlyn, J. Stuart and Juanita Layton, Shawn (Carrie)
Thorsen, Jody Thorsen, John, Adam and Seth
Gillan, Gregory, Joel and David Craig, Hayley, Carley and Paul McKenna;
great great grandchildren, Russell, Lunn-Gillan and Kaisa Thorsen; sisters,
Julia Pyke, North Sydney, Margaret Osmond, Halifax; nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her husband, David H. Gillan, brothers, Joseph, Rupert,
William and James Roberts. Visitation at the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635
Main St., Sydney Mines, Wednesday, July 19 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service
will be held from Clyde Avenue Baptist Church at 2p.m., Thursday, July 20
withRev. Dr. Frank Guinta Sr. officiating. Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Clyde Avenue Baptist
Church Building Fund, Sydney Mines, the VON, King's Branch, 15 Chipman Dr.,
RR No. 1, Kentville, N.S., B4N 3V7 or The Valley Regional Hospital
Foundation, PO Box 911, Kentville, N.S., B4N 4H8. Online condolenes may be
made to the family at

Wilbert White 68, SYDNEY Wilbert Charles White, 68, Kytes Hill, passed away
Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born
in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Catherine
(Deveaux) White. Wilbert was the owner/operator of Whites Upholstering for
35 years. He was a member of St. Augustine's parish. Surviving are his
wife, Barbara Ann (McPhee); daughter, Lisa White, Glace Bay; son,Lorne, at
home; sisters, Rita Westhaver, Hubbards, Jeanette (Dave) MacMullin,
Kitchener, Ont., and Charlotte (Murray) Owen, Whitby, Ont.; brothers,
Stephen (Eileen) Leblanc, Lower Sackville, Sylvester (Joyce), Brockville,
Ont., and Gary (Donna), Saskatchewan; uncle, Cornelius White, Big Pond; and
brother-in-law, Gerald Young, Kitchener, Ont. Wilbert was predeceased by
his sister, Lena Young and brother, Henry.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Immaculate
Heart Church, Mira Road, Wednesday, 2 p.m.with Rev. James Oliver
officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Always loved and
greatly missed by family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the
family at

or mailed to P.O. Box 83, Sydney, N.S., B1P 6G9.

Marlene O'Toole 50, SYDNEY MINES We regret to announce the passing of
Marlene (Collins) O'Toole on July 16, 2006, at home with her family and
friends at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in
Ontario, she was the daughter of Margaret (Joy) Collins and the late Wilson
Collins. Marlene is survived by her husband, John Leonard O'Toole, Sydney
Mines; sons, Leonard (Amanda), Edmonton, and Lance, Edmonton; brothers,
Wayne (Kim), Thorold, Ont., and William (Jo-Anne), Sydney Mines; many
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and special friends, Bev Jessome, Tracey
Groves and Cathy O'Toole. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken
place. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. in the
Salvation Army Northside Community Church, Sydney
Mines, with Mrs. Evelyn Lamond and Cyril Keeping officiating. Burial in
Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers,
in Marlene's memory may be made to Salvation Army, Sydney Mines or Cape
Breton Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to the
family at

Bernie Keating 86, COXHEATH It is with great sadness we announce the death
of Charles Bernard Keating of Coxheath, on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Bernard was the son of the late Bernard and Agnes (Crispo) Keating. He was
employed for 38
years with CN passenger and CN Express, retiring in 1979 as operations
supervisor of CN Express in Charlottetown. Bernard was also a veteran of
the Second Worl d War serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Stationed in
Montreal, he was a wireless communications instructor for the new
recruits. Bernie was a devout member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney
River. A very spiritual person, he loved music and was always a choir
member, serving in many parishes, namely North Sydney, Truro, Charlottetown
and Our Lady of Fatima. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 12 and at one time served as vice president of the North Sydney
Legion. He was also a member of the CN Pensioners Club. Bernard is survived
by his wife, the former Ada (McGee); daughters, Sheila (Stewart) Veniot,
Rosalie (Peter) Walsh, both of Tantallon, Lisa, at home; sons, John
(Brenda), Fall River, Alex (Grace), Dartmouth, Michael (Mary), Sydney; 17
grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Gerald, Blenheim, Ont.;
and a sister, Mae MacDonald, Toronto. He was predeceased by his first wife,
Margaret Lila 'Pearl' O'Hara, sister, Edith Pearson, brothers, Redmond,
Xavier, Laurie, Jerome and Collie, by granddaughter, Kimberly Ann and great
granddaughter, Grace Marie. Visitation for the late Mr. Keating will take
place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral
mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church
with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery,
Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or a
charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
Bernard, a kind and gentle person, a gentleman of honour, integrity and
kindness. All who had the pleasure of knowing him felt privileged.

Elva Jesty 93, MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT Elva Lillian Beatrice Jesty, 93, died
peacefully July 14, 2006, in Braeside Nursing Home, Middle Musquodoboit.
Born in Sydney Mines, C.B., Oct. 12, 1912, she was a daughter of the late
Charles and Mary Ann (MacKinnon) Crowther. She is survived by her only
daughter, Noel (Charles) Doucet, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Charles
(Heather) Doucet, Julianne (Stephen) MacLean; great granddaughters, Laura
MacLean, Emily and Sarah Doucet and several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Austin in 1993, brother, George Crowther,
sisters,Teresa Hardy, Freda Roper and Edythe Fraser. Cremation has taken
place.Ashes will be interred with those of her husband in Centre Falmouth
Cemetery, Hants County Special thanks to the staff
of Braeside for their expert and loving care. Good night, dear Mother.

D.J. Cameron Petrie 18, KITCHENER/NEW WATERFORD A funeral mass for the late D.J.
Cameron Petrie will be held at Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford,
Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m.Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Charles Oake MAY 14, 1925-JULY 12, 2006 Charles Roy Oake passed away
peacefully at his home in Burnaby with children, grandchildren and his wife
of 61 years,
Pearl by his side. Born in Cape Breton, N.S., Charlie spent his lifetime
applying his unique gift of humour and passion in both his personal and
professional life, leaving an impact on everyone he had met. He is survived
by his wife, Pearl (nee Morrison) and foursons, Carl (Tana), Peterborough,
Ont., Ken (Linda), Kelowna, Kevin (Tracey), Coquitlam, Keith (Liana),
Coquitlam, also
leaves behind 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother,
Walter (Francis) and one sister, Mildred (Fred), both of Nova Scotia. To
the end, a loyal husband, father, brother and friend, he will always be
missed but never forgotten. A memorial service will beheld at Cliff Avenue
United Church, North Burnaby, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Cremation will be
followed by interment in
Valley View Memorial Gardens. Donations may be sent to the charity of your
choice or the Carl Oake Swimathon, Box 178, Peterborough, Ont., K9J 6Y8.

Stella Marie MacDonald JAN. 4,1927-JULY 17, 2006 GLACE BAY It is with great
sorrow and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Stella Marie
(Hampton) MacDonald on Monday, July 17, 2006, at the Glace Bay Health Care
Complex. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Ernestine Hampton. She
was a member of St.
Anthony's parish, No. 11. Stella enjoyed playing cards and rarely missed a bingo
game at the Reserve Mines Fire Department. She is survived by two sons,
Archie (Sonny) (Donna) and John (Marilyn); daughter-inlaw, Debbie; six
grandchildren, Kimberley (Rodney), Mick (Priscilla), Ernie, Sarah, Cassie,
John-Angus; two great grandsons, Jesse and Cody; sister-in-law, Doll
Hampton. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Archie,
sons, Roy Patrick, Angus and Ernie, brothers, Peter and Jack and sister,
Mary. A memorial service will be held at Curry's Funeral Home Chapel, 775
Main St., Glace Bay, Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. Family flowers only.
Donations in Stella's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Our family chain is now broken And without you, It won't be the same We
will keep you in our hearts Until we all meet again.

John Alexander Cameron 79, SYDNEY RIVER The funeral mass for the late John
Alexander Cameron will be celebrated Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at 11 a.m.
in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, with Fr. Norman MacPhee
Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Judith Thorne 70, SUSSEX Mrs. Judith Thorne of Summit Avenue, Sussex,
passed away on July 17, 2006, at the age of 70. Born in Middleton,N.S., she
was the daughter of Irene (MacBean) Munn of Sussex,and the late Rev. Milton
Munn and the wife of the late Norman Thorne who passed away in 1999. Judy
is survived by four sons, Rob (Nahina), Calgary, Alta., Rick (Lisa),
Sussex, Marc (Carol), Sussex, Mike (Joanne), Calgary, Alta.; her daughter,
Vicki Norrad, Fredericton; two sisters, Joanna Tonet, Sussex, and Gwen
Bruce (Gary), Calgary, Alta.; 10 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, as
well as several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside
Dr., Sussex, (506-433-1176). Visitation will be held at Wallace Funeral
Home, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service
will be held from Sussex United Baptist Church, Friday, July 21, 2006, at
11 a.m. Interment will take place at Kirk Hill Cemetery. As an expression
of sympathy,
donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the memorial of the donor's
choice would be appreciated by the family.

Lauchlin Alexander Macdonald 44, CRAWFORD BAY, B.C. Lauchlin Alexander
Macdonald, 44, Crawford Bay, B.C., passed away unexpectedly on July 14,
2006. Father, David Earl Macdonald, deceased, mother, Ida E.(Lewis)
Macdonald, Glace Bay; brother, David Ronald Macdonald, Mira; sister, Sharon
Lynn Macdonald, Halifax; nephew, Matthew Lewis Macdonald, Halifax. A
graduate of MorrisonHigh School and Acadia University, B.Sc., B.Ed.
Lauchlin taught at La Loche in northern Saskatchewan for two years and
Crawford Bay Highfor 18 years and completed a M.Ed.An avid sports
enthusiast, enjoying gymnastics, bike touring, water and snow skiing,
hunting, fishing and took great pleasure teaching a wilderness survival
course. Lauchlin will be truly missed by his family and many friends. A
memorial service under the direction of Rev. Eric Lynk and Harvey Cameron
will be held at Knox United Church, Saturday, July 27, 2006, at 7p.m.
followed by a reception in Memorial Hall. Family committal at Forest Haven
will be held at a later date.


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