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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths November 24, 2008 Monday
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 20:10:24 -0800


Cape Breton Deaths November 24, 2008 Monday

Allison Louise (Cantwell) Buffett Aug. 14, 1956-Nov. 22, 2008 Scotch Lake -
It is with deep sadness and treasured memories that we announce the passing
of our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother Allison
Louise Buffett, on Nov. 22, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bras d'Or, she was
the daughter of Louise (White) and the late Warren Cantwell. She was a
member of St. Joseph parish, Bras d'Or. Allison was a longtime employee at
Clearwater in North Sydney. Allison enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved
camping, reading, bowling, cooking and shopping. Moments valued by Allison
surrounded those times spent with her family, whether it be playing with
her grandchildren Tyler and Rebecca, or simply chatting on the phone with
her daughter Amie, or son Cory. She enjoyed being a devoted wife to her
husband Wayne. The most important things in Allison's life were faith,
family, and friends. Her greatest gifts were her love of people and zest
for life. She had a unique way of making everyone feel special. Allison is
survived by her devoted and loving husband of 31 years Wayne; her daughter,
Amie (Cory) McGraw, Halifax; her son, Cory, Alberta; and her cherished
grandchildren, Tyler and Rebecca McGraw. Also left to mourn are her
sisters, Marlene, North Sydney, and Patsy (Dean), Sydney; her brothers,
Kevin (Linda), Sydney, Lorne (Patrice), Sydney Mines, Reggie (Debbie), Bras
d'Or, David (Cynthia), Scotch Lake; also a very special person that touched
Allison's life, Betty Roland; numerous nieces and nephews, Allison's
extended family, sisters-in-law, Yvonne (Hartland) Davis, Joan (Sander)
Carey, Mary (Tom) MacKinnon, Olive (Bob) Audette, Sharon (Ernie) Carey,
Joanne (Greg) Walker; brothers-in-law, Barry (Frances), Cecil (Edie),
Bernie (Diane), Earl (Wanda), and Cameron (Doreen). She was predeceased by
her father, Warren, brother Russell, father and mother-in-law, Bill and
Minnie Buffett, brother-in-law, Junior Buffett, and sister-in-law,
Josephine Buffett. Visitation for Allison Buffett will be held in the J.M.
Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Monday, Nov. 24)
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30
a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating.
The burial will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow the mass
in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Allison's memory may
be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the
family at
.
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Donald Sheldon MacInnis 77, Birch Grove/ New Waterford - Donald MacInnis,
77, of Birch Grove passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the Maple Hill
Manor, New Waterford. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Samuel
and Eliza (Stonier) MacInnis. Donnie had been an employee of McKinlays Pop
Factory, Glace Bay and Devco. Not religious by nature, Donnie was a
Christian (Presbyterian) by heart. A kind and gentle man, Donnie spent his
life loving and caring for his family, especially his sister Catherine. He
enjoyed many summers at his bungalow in Loch Lomond and was deeply grateful
when his niece Cathy and her husband Dan O'Neill built a cottage in St.
Stephen, N.B. for himself and his sister. While at his new cottage, Donnie
tended to his chickens and his horse, 'Mooney'. He enjoyed doing chores
such as piling wood, washing dishes or whatever was needed, Donnie was
always glad to help in any way. He will also be remembered for his great
sense of humour and his ability to make people laugh. Children and animals
were drawn to his beautiful nature. Donnie spent the last 16 years of his
life living with his sister, Catherine; and his niece, Brenda (Dave)
MacRury; their son, Jamie (Daeton Bryson) MacRury, Birch Grove. He is
survived by two sisters, Catherine MacDonald, Birch Grove, Ethel (Roy)
Mugford, California; one brother, Alton, Truro; nieces, nephews, grand
nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews, from one end of the
globe to another. Donnie was predeceased by brothers, Fred, Jackie, Sam and
his brother-in-law, Herb MacDonald. Cremation has taken place under the
direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral in Glace Bay. There will be no
visitation and a private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A
special thank you to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home for their compassion and
guidance. To the staff of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford for the care and
love given to Donnie and for making him feel like he was always in his own
home. Condolences to the family can be expressed at
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Donnie, we love and thank you for your precious memories and will cherish
them throughout our lifetime.
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John Julian Brenna 66, New Waterford - It is with broken hearts and deep
sorrow that the family wish to announce the sudden passing of their father
and brother John (Johnny) Julian Brenna on Nov. 22, 2008, at the New
Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in
New Waterford, he was the son of the late Sylvain and Violet Christina
(Cameron) Brenna. An ironworker by trade for over 40 years, Johnny was a
respected and proud member of the Ironworkers Local Union 752. An
outdoorsman at heart, he spent many wonderful hunting and fishing trips
with friends and family and there was always a good story to be told. He
also enjoyed his summers diving and swimming off the Queens Rock. Johnny
was well known for his contagious smile, kind heart and easygoing nature.
Grampy will be truly missed by his faithful friend 'Breton'. Johnny is
survived by his pride and joy, his precious daughter, Sonya 'Babe' (Brenna)
Desrosiers; sisters, Lorrine, Germaine, Sylvia 'Bugsy', Betty (Wayne)
Gillis; and brothers, Tony (Judy), Sylvain (Pierrette), Phonse (Marion),
Donnie (Margaret-Ann), and Jerry 'Jooky' (Sis). Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by his wife, Carol Brenna, brothers, Eddie and Henry, sister,
Carmel, in infancy and son-in-law, Lawrence Desrosiers. Visitation for
Johnny will take place Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan
Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A
funeral mass to celebrate Johnny's life will take place Wednesday, Nov. 26
at 2 p.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard/Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Gerald
Campbell officiating, with interment at a later date in St. Agnes Cemetery.
A luncheon will be held at the KOC Hall, Plummer Avenue, all are invited.
Donations in John's memory can be made to the New Waterford Fire Department
or the SPCA. To send online condolences to the family, go to
www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
Dad is once again with Mom.
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Kathryn (Kaye) Adele Turnbull 66, New Waterford/Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
- Kaye Turnbull, formally of 3108 Roaches Rd., New Waterford, passed away
peacefully at Rocky Mountain House General Hospital surrounded by her
loving family, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, after a courageous nine-year battle
with cancer. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Hubert
Chiasson and Josephine (Boudreau) Fortune. Kaye was a member of Mount
Carmel Church.
Kaye worked in the cafeteria at Breton Education Center for 20 years. Kaye
loved camping, quilting, walking and will always be remembered for her
shear devotion to St. Theresa. Kaye will be deeply missed by her husband
and best friend of 47 years, Michael Turnbull. Also left to mourn are her
four children, Arthur 'Bobby' (Glenda) Chiasson, New Waterford, Debbie
(Titus) Campbell, Michael (Lori) Turnbull and David Turnbull, all of Rocky
Mountain House; grandchildren, Jason and Stephen Campbell, Melanie and
Michael Turnbull, Chad Chiasson and Kelsie and Kendall Turnbull; also one
great-grandchild, Kyra Campbell. Also surviving are her sisters, Mary
(Bill) MacEachern, New Waterford, Colleen (Bill) Manuel, Rocky Mountain
House, Dorthy (Sheldon) Eldridge, Ontario; many nieces and nephews and many
close friends. Besides her parents Kaye was predeceased by her stepfather,
Wilfred (Bomey) Fortune, brothers, Arthur and Johnny Chiasson and Jerome
Fortune. Kaye warmed the hearts of many with her kindness and will be sadly
missed by all. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place
under the direction of Flinn Funeral Services Ltd. A memorial mass to
celebrate Kaye's life will be held in New Waterford at a later date. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine, Mabou, N.S.
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John 'Francie' MacLeod 60, Glace Bay - John ' Francie' MacLeod, 60, of
Tanya Drive, Glace Bay passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Glace
Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay, Francie was the son of the late John and Frances (Fry)
MacLeod. He was a choir member and steward at Warden United Church, Glace
Bay. Francie was employed as an iron worker in the local area and later
joined Devco as a mine mechanic. He was employed with Devco for nearly 20
years working in No. 26, Prince and Phalen mines. Francie loved to work in
his garden and do mechanical work on his vehicles. But mostly, he will be
remembered as a caring and loving husband and father. Francie is survived
by his wife, the former Betty Brushett; one daughter, Christine and her
husband Adam Vint, Halifax; one brother, Angus (Joyce), Glace Bay; and
three sisters, Anna (Joe) Dorshe, Catherine Weiler, Joan (Ronnie) McIlveen,
all in Ontario. Francie's mother passed away while he was an infant and he
was raised by his great aunt Mary Ferguson and his cousin Elizabeth Duder,
Glace Bay. Besides his parents, Francie was predeceased by one son, John
Francis Jr., a brother, John Edward 'Junior', sister, Mary Wadden 'Sis' and
his great aunt, Mary Ferguson. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
The funeral service officiated by Rev. Clayton Austin is Tuesday at 2 p.m.
in Warden United Church, Glace Bay, followed by interment in Forest Haven
Memorial Gardens. A reception will take place in the church hall.
Francie will be taken to the church at noontime Tuesday. As an expression
of sympathy for Francie, donations in his memory may be made to the Nova
Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation, Warden United Church or the ALS
Foundation. Condolences to the family can be made through the funeral home
website
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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John Charles Miller 43, Whitney Pier/New Waterford - John Charles Miller,
43, of Dalton Lane, Whitney Pier, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at
the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, he was
the son of Anna MacKenzie and the late Russell Miller. John was a member of
Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford. By trade, he was a heavy equipment
operator and loved fixing old trucks on his spare time. John had a
wonderful and compassionate personality which enabled him to develop many
friendships with adults as well as children throughout his lifetime. John
is survived by his wife, the former Angela Sinclair; one daughter, Alisha
(Jeff); two stepdaughters, Holly and Jamie; and one stepson, Thomas, all in
Whitney Pier. Also surviving are seven brothers, Ronnie (Beverly), Ontario,
Ryan, Reagan, Roddy, Richard, Michael, William and three sisters, Francine
(Stan), Rita and Rosalyn. John is survived by several nieces, nephews and a
very special nephew, Vincent Miller (Sonya). There will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral
Home, New Waterford. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 26
at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford
followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Following the mass, all are
invited to the Carmel Centre, New Waterford, for a reception. As an
expression of sympathy for John, donations in his memory may be made to
Palliative Care or the Children's Wish Foundation. Condolences to the
family can be expressed through the funeral home website
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
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Effie Ann MacIntosh 80, Glace Bay - It is with great sadness that we the
family announce the passing of Effie Ann MacIntosh on Nov. 21, 2008, at the
Glace Bay Health Care Complex at the age of 80. Effie was the daughter of
the late Malcolm and Isabelle MacDonald. She was employed in Toronto as a
store detective, and at Tip Top Tailor. Then she moved back to Cape Breton
and worked at Gowrie school as play ground supervisor. Effie was a member
of St. John United Church, Port Morien. Effie is survived by two
daughters, Jocelyn (David) Marshall, Liverpool, and Janice, Sydney; one
son, Ian Jonathan (Shirley), Glace Bay; brothers, Calder (Georgina), Glace
Bay, and James 'Jimmy', Sydney; brother-in-law, Edward Taylor, Glace Bay;
four grandchildren, Bryson, Breton, Breanne Marshall and Hannah McCarty.
Effie is also survived my many nieces and nephews. Effie was predeceased
by her husband, Ian, sisters, Audrey, Margaret and Ruth, brothers, Evan and
Rev. John Nathan MacIntosh. Effie will be sadly missed by best friend
Phyllis Lynn. Effie liked sewing and to do oil painting. She also loved
animals and was very fluent in Gaelic. She finished university in her 70s
and taught in Sunday school in Port Morien. She also liked Broughton where
she loved to visit. Effie was a very giving and loving person and will be
missed by all who know her. There will be no visitation as cremation has
taken place. Funeral service will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union
St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel with
Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Interment to follow in Black Brook
Cemetery. Donations in Effie's memory can be made to a charity of one's
choice. Online condolences may be sent to
.
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Mildred Gadd 73, New Waterford - It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Mildred Gadd on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the New Waterford
Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New
Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Harrena (Richardson)
Gadd. A quiet and friendly lady, Mildred enjoyed spending time with family
and friends. She also liked doing puzzles, shopping, crocheting, reading
and watching television. Mildred is survived by her sisters, Evelyn (Buddy)
Keough, Sydney, Hilda Sykes, Willena Smith and Gwen (Ray) Bredo, all of
British Columbia; brother, Arthur (Ella), Ontario; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Rena
Calabrese, Verna in infancy, brothers, Porter and Melvin. Cremation has
taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183
Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S., 862-7500. A private family burial
service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Duncan
Roach officiating. Donations in Mildred's memory may be made to Calvin
United Church, New Waterford, N.S. To send online condolences to the
family, to go
www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
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Joan Marie Kendall 67, North Sydney - It is with deep sadness that we
announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Joan
Kendall, a resident of Convent Street, North Sydney, on Saturday, Nov. 22,
2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Joan was a very kind and caring
woman, who took pride in her role as wife and mother, and in caring for her
family. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She is
survived by her husband Russell; two daughters, Joan Marie, at home, and
Florence, Halifax; four sons, Russell, Brantford, Ont., Harry James
(Melissa), Coxheath, Gregory, at home, and Mark (Linda), North Sydney;
three grandchildren, Haley, Brighton and Mitchell; four brothers, Stan
Scott, Eddie Scott and Arthur Scott, all of Ontario, and Anthony Scott,
Calgary. She was predeceased two brothers, Gordie Scott and Gerard Scott.
There will be no visitation by request. A private family service will take
place from the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial
donations may be made to the IWK or a charity of choice. Online
condolences may be sent to
.
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Lloyd Steiger 62, Scotchtown - Lloyd Steiger, 62, of May Street,
Scotchtown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care
Complex.
Lloyd was the husband of Darlene (Richardson) Steiger. Funeral arrangements
under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford are
incomplete and will be announced in Tuesday's Cape Breton Post.

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