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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths May 16, 2008 Friday
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 21:08:43 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths May 16, 2008 Friday

Margaret Knight 79, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of Margaret Knight, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the
Northside Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New
Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Steele) Davies.
In her early years, Margaret worked at Sam Claener's Grocery Store and
MacKeigan's Bakery.
For many years she was an Avon representative and a longtime member of the
CB Radio Club (Raggedy Ann). She also enjoyed bowling, camping and spending
time with family and friends. Margaret is survived by daughter, Cynthia
(Freeman) MacPherson, Sydney Mines/Sarnia, Ont.; son, Bryan (Frances)
Knight, Stellarton, N.S.; grandchildren, Paul Knight, Chris Knight, Joanne
Morse, Pamela MacPherson; great-grandchild, Ally Knight; and one brother,
Harold (Joanne) Davies, California. Besides her parents, she was
predeceased by her husband, Herbert and a brother, Thomas. Visitation for
Margaret will take place Saturday, May 17 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 18
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave.,
New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A funeral service to celebrate Margaret's
life will be held Wednesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army New
Waterford Citadel, 519 King St., New Waterford, N.S., with Capt. Cyril
Keats presiding. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown.
Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Salvation Army New
Waterford Citadel. To send online condolences to the family go to
Naish Usher 80, Sydney - Hector Ignatius Usher, 80, of Westmount, formerly
of Braemar Drive, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008, peacefully at home,
surrounded by his family. Born in Dominion, he was the son of the late
James and Sarah (MacLean) Usher. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima
parish, Sydney River, and also the Seaview Golf & Country Club. Naish was
well known in musical circles from the 1940s through 1980s, particularly
for his piano and saxophone talent, playing with several bands. He was
employed at Metropolitan Life Insurance for most of his career. He is
survived by his wife, the former Anne Winstanley; sons, Gary (Wendy),
Comox, B.C.; Glenn (Marlene), Sydney, Grahame (Donna), Halifax, Vaughn
(Catherine), Medicine Hat, Atla; John (Nicole), Ottawa, Ont., Scott (Mary
Lou), Sydney; a sister, Mary Usher, Dominion; brother, Gerald (Lorraine),
Kitchener, Ont.; grandchildren, Kate, Nicholas, Kyle, Erika, Nicole, Aidan,
Kaitlin, Darren, Shaunessy, Mitchell, Kelsey, Lauren and Danielle.
He was predeceased by his son, Darren and brothers, Laughlin, Gregory and
Patrick. There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Usher. A funeral
mass will be celebrated Monday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with
Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney
Forks. Donations may be made to the Darren Usher Scholarship Fund at CBU.
Online condolences may be sent to
Sophie Kunicki Whitney Pier - Sophia 'Sophie' Kunicki, 92, of The Cove
Guest Home, formerly of Henry Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday,
May 15, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter
of the late Ivan and Mary Malowany. She was a member of St. Mary's Polish
parish. Sophie had been employed at Dodick's Ladies Wear for many years.
Sophie was a great bingo fan, who also loved music and dancing and family
above all. She is survived by a daughter, Rose (David) Tweel, P.E.I.;
sons, Joe, Sydney, Len (Helen), Halifax; seven grandchildren, several
great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie (John) Strickey, Indian Brook, Olga
(Ed) Dunphy, Sydney; and brother, Mike Malowany, Sydney. She was
predeceased by her husband, Joseph, sisters, Stella Bartman, Aggie Kazimer,
a brother, Bill and a brother in childhood. There will be no visitation. A
funeral service for the late Mrs. Kunicki will take place at 11 a.m.,
Sunday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Jim MacLean officiating.
Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Mary's Polish Building Fund. Online
condolences may be sent to
Ernest Strickland 83, North Sydney - It is with great sadness the family
announce the passing of Ernest Strickland, age 83, beloved husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather and brother on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at
the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in
West Point, Nfld., he was the son of the late Percival and Beatrice
(Billard) Strickland.
In earlier years, while living in Newfoundland, Ernest worked as a
fisherman and after moving to North Sydney, he was employed as a stevedore
with Marine Atlantic and later a steward on the Marine Atlantic Vessels. He
is survived by his wife, Corella (Neil) Strickland; his children, Earl
(Sheila), Halifax, Olive (Donald) Warren, North Sydney, Georgina (Harold)
Bowles, Catalina, Nfld., Linda Mansfield, Wayne (Kimberly), both of North
Sydney, Sherry LeBlanc (Steve Timmons), Millville, his 15 grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Joyce Anderson, North Sydney,
and Sadie Eady, Renfrew, Ont.; and also by his special niece, Gladys
Leamon. He was predeceased by his son, Brian, granddaughter, Donna Warren,
sons-in-law, Donald LeBlanc and Daniel Mansfield, sisters, Olive
Strickland, Margaret Anderson, Eva Strickland and a brother, Chesley
Strickland. Visitation for Ernest will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.,
Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel,
with Eric Lockhart and Murray Egger officiating. Burial to follow in
Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only by request. Memorial
donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a
charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
Paul James Kennedy 82, Glace Bay May 14, 1926-May 14, 2008 - We, the
family, are sad to announce the passing of Paul J. Kennedy on May 14, 2008,
at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Birch Grove, he was the son
of the late James and Catherine (McGillivray) Kennedy. He was a resident of
Mechanic Street, Glace Bay. Paul was an employee with the town of Glace Bay
for 30 years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of St. Anne's
Church, Glace Bay. Paul was a veteran of the Second World War and a member
of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 3. His favourite pastime was
sitting on his step in Loch Lomond and looking over the lake. Paul is
survived by his two daughters, Hilda (Joe) Murphy, Cornwall, P.E.I., and
Jacqueline (Walter) Podgurski, New Waterford; three sons, Ted (Marion),
Paul (Linda), both of Glace Bay, and Dennis (Jacqueline), Elmsdale. Also
surviving are sisters, Joveta, Sudbury, Hilda and Marie, Glace Bay;
brother, Gerald, Stellerton, N.S.; brother-in-law, James Ferguson; 12
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Paul was
predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Ferguson), brothers, Patrick, William,
Ignatius, Thomas and Daniel. Visitation for the late Mr. Kennedy will be in
the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, today
(Friday, May 16, 2008) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held
in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Fr.
Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery at a
later date.
Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Cancer Society or
the Children's Wish Foundation. Online condolences will be received by the
Kennedy family through
God saw you getting tired, and cure was not to be, He put His arms around
you, and whispered, "Come to Me" With tearful eyes we watched you and saw
you pass away, And though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our
hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
John King Halifax - John Albert King, Halifax, passed away suddenly May 14,
2008, in North Sydney. Born in Florence, N.S., he was the son of the late
Edward and Margaret (Wallace) King. John served five years in the RCAF
which included a UN peacekeeping mission in Egypt. He owned and operated
Maritime Radiator in Halifax for 10 years. Most recently he was president
of Greenhills Developments.
John loved animals and the outdoors. He enjoyed regular walks in the woods
with his girls and the dogs. John had a lifelong passion for wooden boats
and enjoyed sailing very much. He was an avid reader and had a talent for
building and fixing anything. John was very proud to be a Cape Bretoner.
Above all, John loved his family. He was a loving husband to Harriet for 45
years and a devoted father to his girls. Dad was always there for us and we
will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet (Bolton) King; daughters, Alison
Leverman, Patti King; sister, Edith MacLeod, New London, P.E.I.; brother,
Wallace King, Florence; a number of nieces and nephews; many cousins and
special four-legged pals, Sandy and Willow. Funeral will be held Monday,
May 19 in Bethany United Church, Halifax, at 2 p.m. Family will receive
friends and relatives after the service in the church hall. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made to John's childhood church, Wilson United
Church, 528 Main St., Florence, N.S., B1Y 1L4, or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home,
Halifax. E-mail condolences to:


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