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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: Cape Breton Deaths July 19, 2006 Wednesday
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:23:46 -0700

Cape Breton Deaths July 19, 2006 Wednesday

H. Hobart Fowler 81, NORTH SYDNEY Well known North Sydney resident H.
Hobart Fowler, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at
the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in North Sydney, he was
a son of the late Louis E. and Elizabeth W. (Rogers) Fowler. He was a
veteran of the Second World War serving overseas as a wireless gunner with
the Royal Canadian Air Force. He began his working career as a telegram
delivery person for CN Telecommunications, later working with CN Express
and then with East Coast Marine Ferry Services and he later became terminal
manager of CN Marine in North Sydney. In 1960, he opened a ladies clothing
store on Commercial Street, North Sydney, called Fowlers Ladies Wear and
operated it for many years along side his wife Bessie. Hobart was a
50-year member of the Rotary Club of North Sydney and a recipient of the
Paul Harris Award, a member of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge, the Scottish
Rite, the Philae Temple, the Order of Scotland and the Royal
Order of Jesters. He served on the board of directors of the Northside
Community Guest Home, the Sydney Harbour Ports Board, along with a number
of other economic development boards and associations within his community.
He was an avid salmon fisherman. Hobart was a devout and active member of
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. He is survived by his
daughter, Janie Lee (Norm) Silas and his grandson, Kyland, Yukon; his
son-in-law, Bill MacDonald; one brother, Theodore Louis 'Ted' (Mary),
Halifax, and their son, Scott (Kelly) and their children, twins, Lauren and
Brittany; his sister, Marlene Strickland,
Lower Sackville. Also surviving are his special nieces, Vida MacNeil
(Basil), Isabel Hawley and Shirley MacDonald (Bobby); special nephews,
Forbes MacLean (Jan) and Harold Fraser (Marie), and also numerous other
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie Maye (MacLean)
Fowler in 2005 and his daughter, Heather Louise MacDonald. Visitation for
Hobart will be held Thursday from 3-7 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home,
107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Friday at 11
a.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald
and Rev.Karen Quirk officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery,
North Sydney. Reception to follow after the service in the Church Hall.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
On line condolences may be sent to

Bing Yee 74, SYDNEY It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of Bing Yee of 438A Charlotte St., Sydney, at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, Sydney, on July 16, 2006. Mr. Yee was born in Canton, China.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be held
at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home,
71 Union St., Glace Bay 849-7520.

Frederick Jr. 'Tullege' Battiste 39, ESKASONI It is with deep sadness that we
announce the sudden death of Frederick Jr. Battiste on Friday, July 14,
2006, at Eskasoni. Frederick was the son of Frederick Sr. and the late
Frances Battiste.
He was a member of the Holy Family parish, Eskasoni, and a member of the Mi'kmaq
choir. He made his Cursillo, May 2005 and enjoyed all community gatherings.
He enjoyed baseball, was a former coach of the Abamoweg A's and was an avid
Boston Bruins fan. Frederick is survived by his children, Frederick,
Steven, Sam, Albert and Hanna; one grandchild, Saira; his brother, Milton
(Lynn); his sisters, Rosemary, Janet, Bella, Shelly and Rolanda; maternal
grandmother, Mary Rose Gould and his godchildren, Terry, Edwin Carter, Ann
and Darla and godmother, Flo. Also surviving are his nieces, Alcina,
Leanna, Martha, Hope, Katrina and Megan; nephews, Cregg Janney, Adam,
Dustin, Luke, along with numerous aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by
his brother, Joseph, in infancy, a nephew, Andalo', uncles, Milton, Rubby,
Jimmy and Sulian, aunts, Helen and Theresa; paternal grandparents, Andalo'
and Mary Battiste and maternal grandfather, Joseph Gould. Visitation for
the late Mr. Battiste will take place after 7 p.m., Thursday at 49 Mickey's
Lane, Eskasoni. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at
Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin Mac- Dougall officiating. Interment in
the parish cemetery, Eskasoni. Online condolences may be sent to

Annie Theresa Parris 80, SYDNEY It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Annie Parris, which occurred Sunday, July 16, 2006, at
Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the
daughter of the late John and Theresa (George) Ambrose. She was known to
everyone as Nanny and Wa-Wa. Annie was a member of Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 128. Annie is survived by her son, John 'Hubba' (Trena) Parris,
Sydney; her daughter, Sandra 'Chi-Chi' (Joe) Pettipas, Sydney; her sisters,
Katie (Roy) Green, Sydney, Mary Larter, P.E.I.; brother, Frank Ambrose. She
is also survived by her four grandchildren, Kathy Parris, Fort McMurray,
Laura-Lee (Lester) Parris, Halifax, Ann Nicole (Allan) Ley, Howie Centre,
Joey Petitpas, Saint John, N.B. and seven great grandchildren. Besides her
parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cecil, sister, Ashie,
brothers, Stevie and John. No visitation by request. Cremation
has taken place. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25,
2006, at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
Reception to follow. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens,
Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Thank you to St. Ann's Bay
staff for the care and love over the 11 years. Online condolences may be
sent to our webpage at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .

Maurice 'Moe' Christmas 36, MEMBERTOU It is with great sadness and broken
hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Maurice Richard Christmas on
Monday, July 17, 2006, at home. Despite his many physical challenges in
life, Moe thoroughly enjoyed his 35 years with his mother, family, friends,
business associates and especially, his numerous nieces, nephews and
godchildren. His
warm smile and friendly teasing will be sorely missed by all. Moe was
always by his mother's side. He was Viola's constant companion, chauffeur,
caretaker, holiday decorator and favourite patient. He was predeceased by his
father, Augustus, who passed away when Moe was five years old. Moe also
leaves behind a loving family of four sisters, Delores (John Francis), Jane
(Gilbert Bernard), Dorothy, Donna and one brother, Dan (Arlene).Uncle Moe
will be fondly remembered by all his nephews, Shawn, Pete, Justin, Grayson
and Griffin and his
nieces, Chrissy, Lacey, Jessica, Desiree, Sierra and Kelsey. He was also a
kind and generous Godfather to Sasha Christmas, Matthew Googoo, Griffin
('Little Man') and J'lynn Bernard ('Matilda'). Moe was also predeceased by
his grandparents, Chief Ben and Jane Christmas, Membertou, Maurice and
Susan Stevens, Chapel Island, and Godfather, Grand Chief Donald Marshall.
He is also survived by aunts and uncles, namely, Mary Ann Gallahar, Madelyn
Fritz and Dr. Peter Christmas and Godmother, Caroline Marshall. He was
also predeceased by aunts and uncles, Victor Christmas, Pat Christmas,
Christmas, Helen Martin and Ben Stevens. Family, friends and guests are
invited to join us at our home at 11 Maillard St. in Membertou to say our
final good-byes to Moe. The wake began yesterday evening at 7 p.m. The
funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel
Church with burial to follow at Membertou Memorial Gardens Online
condolences may be sent to

David Wayne MacGibbon GRAND MIRA SOUTH/ NEW WATERFORD It is with great
sorrow that we, the family of David Wayne MacGibbon, announce his passing
Sunday, July 16, 2006, surrounded by his loving family at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Waterford, March 22, 1939, Wayne was the eldest son of the late
Angus and Edith (MacDonald) MacGibbon. Wayne attended Central High School
in New Waterford and excelled scholastically as well as in athletics. He
was a member of the Central High basketball team that won two consecutive
provincial basketball championships in 1955 and 1956. Wayne worked for the
Bankof Nova Scotia for a number of years and then moved to Ontario where he
worked for DeHavilland Aircraft. In the mid-70s his family returned to Cape
Breton where he was self-employed until retirement.
Wayne was an avid golfer and loved the sport especially when he played with
his sons and grandson. He loved working around his property in Mira where
he selected hardwood to make his beautiful hand-crafted walking sticks
which became
his hobby. Wayne was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son,
brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was much loved andrespected and will
be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, Camilla (Donovan) of 44 years;
sons, Angus Wayne (Connie), Marion Bridge, David Bruce (Belinda), Halifax;
grandson, Angus Ryan and granddaughter, Amber Camilla, whom he dearly
loved. Also survived by his siblings, Gloria (Hugh) Cook, Georgetown, Ont.,
Ron (Joan), Brampton, Ont., Joan (Brian) Ross, Brampton, Ont., Terry
(Cynthia), Oakville, Ont., Effie MacGibbon, Brampton, Ont., Ellery
MacGibbon, Gravenhurst, Ont., Bob (Bonnie), Milton, Ont. Wayne was
predeceased by a sister, Anne (George) Gregor and
nephew, Ron Gregor. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place
under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New
Waterford. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 21 in Calvin
United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A reception will follow
in the Calvin Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or
a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Dennis Natal 67, SYDNEY Dennis Joseph Natalona, 67, of 17 Margaret St.,
Sydney, formerly of Winnipeg, Man., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006,
at the QEII Health Science Centre in Halifax, N.S. Born in Winnipeg, he was
the son of the late Paul and Helen Natalochna of Ukraine. He was employed
at the 911 Services for the last part of 20 years. He also had an extensive
career in broadcasting here in Cape Breton as well as across Canada. He was
a member of the Ukrainian Men's Club, KOC, St. Theresa's parish and the
Carpenter's Union. Dennis is survived by his son, Dennis Jr. and wife
Leanne, Dartmouth, along with four sisters, Steffa, June, Annie and Teena
and one brother, Tony, all of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his wife, the
former Rita Agnes 'Pillie' MacLean.
Visitation for the late Mr. Natal will take place at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel,
Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at
10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences
may be sent to

Marlene O'Toole SYDNEY MINES Marlene Ann O'Toole, who passed away on July
16, 2006, was also survived by a stepdaughter, Bonnie (Mrs. Doug Power),
Kitchener, Ont.

Catherine Farrell MEMORIAL MASS A memorial mass for the late Catherine
Farrell, formerly of East Bay, who passed Nov. 16, 2005, in Toronto, Ont.,
will take place Saturday, July 22, 2006, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic
Church, East Bay, at 11 a.m. Reception for friends and family will follow
in the church hall.

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 bothhis
personal and professional life, leaving an impact on everyone he had met.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl (nee Morrison) and four sons, 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, hewill always be missed but never forgotten. A memorial
service was held at Cliff Avenue United Church, North Burnaby at 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 18. Cremationwill 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.

Marlene O'Toole 50, SYDNEY MINESMarlene passed away July 16, 2006. Always
loved and never forgotten by her friends since childhood, Robina Jessome,
Anne MacKinnon, Yvonne Fry and Louise Hawkins.May God watch over you dear

Lauchlin Alexander Macdonald44, CRAWFORD, B.C. Lauchlin Alexander Macdonald,
44, Crawford Bay, B.C., passed away unexpectedly July14, 2006. Father,
David Earl Macdonald, deceased, mother, Ida E. (Lewis) Macdonald, Glace
Bay; brother, David Ronald Macdonald, Mira; sister, SharonLynn Macdonald,
Halifax; nephew, Matthew Lewis Macdonald, Halifax, and special friend,
Tiffany. A graduate of Morrison High School and Acadia University, B.Sc.,
B.Ed. Lauchlin taught at La Loche in northern Saskatchewan for two years
and Crawford Bay High for 18
years and completed a M.Ed. An avid sports enthusiast, enjoying gymnastics,
bike touring, water and snow skiing, hunting, fishing and tookgreat
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 22,
at 7 p.m. followed by a reception in Memorial Hall. Family committal at
Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Emma May Bowering AGE 80 Peacefully and quietly after a brief illness on
Monday, July 17, 2006, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Mary Street,
Lindsay, Ont., in her 80th year. Emma Bowering (nee Odell), beloved wife of
Clarence for 59 years. Loving mother to Wilf (Brenda), Bill (Sharron),
Wayne (Shirley), Charlie (Bridget), Caroline Einboden (Robert), Angela
Hershfeldt (Don), Corina Bowering-
Dans (Raymond) and the late Noreen. Loved grandmother of 21 grandchildren,
21 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and the late Edmond.
Predeceased by her four brothers, Emma will be sadly missed by many other
relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home,
33 Peel St., Lindsay, Ont., Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will
be held at the funeral home Friday, July 21 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice
would be appreciated by the family.


Extra to Cape Breton Deaths......

Native artist dies in Halifax
HALIFAX - A native artist who created a digital garden of flowers and
butterflies died in the provincial capital, Monday, at age 65. Mike
MacDonald, of Mi'kmaq and Beothuk ancestries, was born in Sydney in 1941. A
self-taught creator, MacDonald helped pioneer new media for other
aboriginal artists. Also an activist, MacDonald used his work to advocate
for environmental and social issues. This advocacy included documented
testimony of elders of the Gitksan Wet'suwet'en land claim. While he worked
in media, Mac- Donald also created outdoor gardens featuring traditional
flowers once used for medicine. The new media and environmental artist
started video production in 1979. Since then, his work has been screened at
the Nuclear Free Pacific Conference in Honolulu and the Acid Rain
Conference in Washington D.C., among various other places.


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