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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 27, 2009 Tuesday
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:11:10 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths January 27, 2009

Catherine (Cathy) O'Handley 44, Bras d'Or - It is with heavy hearts that
we announce the passing of Cathy O'Handley, a resident of Bras d'Or and
formerly of North Sydney, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Cathy
was the loving daughter of James and Anna (Pickles) O'Handley of North
Sydney. Cathy was a faithful employee at Picture Perfect on King Street in
North Sydney, for 10 years, and later worked with Goldsils Jewelers in the
North Sydney Mall, until her illness forced an early retirement. Cathy was
a member of St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, and was a proud member of the
Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat team. She will be fondly remembered for her
quiet manner and friendly smile. She is survived by her life long partner
(husband), Wendell Stubbert; and her precious daughter, Olivia Paige; her
parents, Jimmy and Anna O'Handley, North Sydney; her brothers, Jimmy,
Calgary, John, Toronto, Donnie (Tammy), Coxheath; her sister, Judy (Eric)
Carey, Bras d'Or; her father and mother-in-law, Ross and Sally Stubbert,
Bras d'Or; sisters-in-law, Catherine Stubbert (Kevin), Evelyn MacDermid
(David); brothers-in-law, Ross (Rhonda) Stubbert, Todd (Tammy) Stubbert;
and her nieces and nephews, Chesley, Noah, Andrina, Katelyn, Will, Hannah,
John, Crystal, Catherine, Matthew. She was predeceased by her paternal
grandparents, John and Catherine O'Handley, her maternal grandparents, Bob
and Olive Pickles, and her uncle, A.J. O'Handley. The family would like to
take this opportunity to send special thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick along
with the doctors, nurses and staff of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the
Palliative Care unit of the regional hospital for the care and attention
given to Cathy over the course of her illness. Visitation for Cathy will be
held Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley
Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will take place
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Rev. Peter
McLeod officiating. Burial to take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bras d'Or.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre,
or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to
Frances Jamsek Povh Feb. 25, 1918-Dec. 14, 2008 - We remember with joy the
long and well-lived life of Frances Jamsek Povh, formerly of 33 Ryan St.,
Scotchtown. She went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, after a
sudden but brief illness. She was born in Radece, Slovenia, Feb. 25, 1918,
and moved at the age of three with her family to France, where she lived
for seven years. Frances came to Canada with her mother Mary, older sister
Mary and younger sisters Pauline and Annie in 1928, arriving at Pier 21 in
Halifax on the Red Star Liner Pennland, where the family met up with their
father (and husband) Frank Jamsek, who had come to Canada earlier to set up
residence for his family. Settling in New Waterford, N.S., Frances married
Frank Povh, also born in Slovenia. Together, Frances and Frank raised three
devoted daughters and followed them to Ontario in 1988, where Frank died in
1991. Blessed with good health and an active mind, she was able to live
independently until the very end, and touched the lives of many. Frances
developed acute pancreatitis on the morning of Dec. 11 and was admitted to
Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington. Her condition deteriorated and she
died Dec. 14. Visitation was held at Smith's Funeral Home on Guelph Line,
Burlington, with the funeral Dec. 17 at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic
Church, Burlington. Frances is survived by her loving daughters, Emily,
Susan and Janet; treasured son-in-law, Stephen Cheesman; beloved
grandchildren, Chris, Kent and Nicole; dear sister, Pauline Feit and
several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and
Mary, her husband, Frank and her sisters, Mary and Annie. Those wishing to
reach the family are invited to contact her daughter, Susan Povh, 1978 Four
Seasons Dr., Burlington, Ont., L7P 2Y1, 905-336-1160.
William Bernard 'Buddy' Bryden 66, Reserve Mines - William 'Buddy' Bryden
of 113 Centreville Rd., Reserve Mines, formerly of McKay's Corner, passed
away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his
loving family on Jan. 26, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, Buddy was the youngest
son of the late Thomas and Lillian (McLeod) Bryden. He was a member of St.
Joseph's parish, Reserve Mines. Buddy was employed in the dry cleaning
business in both Glace Bay and Sydney for several years. He was a very easy
going man and was ready and eager to lend a hand to anyone. Buddy's
favourite pastime was spending time with his family and friends, fixing
things around the house and his special drives with his dog 'Kali' and
listening to country music. Buddy is survived by his wife and best friend
of 43 years, Dolly (McMullin); daughters, Bernadette (Johnathan),
Coldbrook, N.S., Ellen (Stevie), Reserve Mines; son, Michael 'Buddy Jr.'
(Paula), River Ryan; his granddaughters, Jennifer and Nicole Poirier,
Marissa Bryden, Ashley Donovan, April Dawn Snow, Victoria, Ariel, who were
his pride and joy. Buddy was 'Poppy' to his special sister-in-law, Paula,
whom he cared for at home. Also surviving are sisters, Norma (Sonny)
Morrison, Glace Bay, and Bessie Deboer, Grand Cache, Alta.; many sisters
and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Margaret K., Margaret, brothers, Joseph,
James, Gerald, Basil, Angus, Leo, Lawrence, Michael and Melvin, mother and
father-in-law, Margaret and Michael McMullin. Visitation will be held
Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16
Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday
at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. Gerald Campbell
officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall. Cremation will
follow with interment in the parish cemetery at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy for Buddy, donations in his memory may be made
to the Children's Wish Foundation, Palliative Care or the Nova Scotia Lung
Association. Online condolences to the Bryden family are available through
William E. 'Bill' McLean 56, Westmount - It is with great sadness that we
announce the death of Bill McLean of Westmount on Jan. 23, 2009, after a
brief illness. Bill was employed for 32 years with the Department of
He was a member of Holy Rosary parish and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch
126. Bill loved to play darts and was an avid sport fisherman. Bill will be
dearly missed by his daughter, Verna, a student at University of New
Brunswick, of whom he was extremely proud; and by his sisters, Joan and
Betty, brothers, Eddy, Jimmy and Victor, all of Toronto; and special
family, Stella and Barry Reid, Westmount; numerous nieces, nephews and
friends. Bill was predeceased by his wife and love of his life, Claudette
(Poirier) McLean, a son, Joseph in infancy, parents, Vida and Albert and
sister, Linda McLean. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken
place. The funeral mass for Bill will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at
11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Westmount with Fr. Douglas Murphy
officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. A luncheon reception will
follow at Westside Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly
appreciated for Verna's university fund. "Dad. I didn't know your pain but
I know that you suffer no more and that you and mom and Joseph are together
again. Tell mom that I am doing fine and that I love and miss you all
dearly everyday. Love Verna."
Sarah Ann Whitney Halifax/Glace Bay - Sarah Ann Whitney passed away
peacefully at Northwood Centre, Halifax, on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Born
in Glace Bay, she lived there most of her life. She was the daughter of the
late Angus and Mary E. MacPherson. She was predeceased by her husband,
Ralph and only son, Gordon, her sisters, Greg, Effie and brother, Charles.
She was an active member of Newsome United Church and the UCW for many
years. Gardening, bowling and skating were favourite activities of hers.
Surviving are her daughters, Sharon, Elizabeth, Anne as well as six
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great great grandchild; as well as
one brother, Allan and one sister, Margaret. Our heartfelt thanks to the
caregivers of 1C Northwood for their care of her during the 3.5 years she
lived there. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later date in
Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Nova Scotia SPCA (Cape Breton Branch) or charity of choice.
Glen A. Mills 47, New Harris, Cape Breton/Brooksville, Fla. - Glen passed
away on Jan. 12, 2009, in Florida. He was the son of Hiram 'Hi' and Alma
He is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann (Patterson) and his two sons, Gordon
Joseph and Ian Norman. Also surviving are three sisters, Carol, Marion and
Terry, all of Florida. Funeral services were held in Florida.


Cape Breton Deaths courtesy of CBGHA http://www.cbgha.org

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