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From: Carol MacLean <>
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths December 11, 2009 Friday
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 23:42:12 -0700

Cape Breton Deaths December 11, 2009 Friday

There are 13 obituaries for December 11, 2009.

1. Cantwell, Willena - published December 11, 2009
2. Capstick, John E - published December 11, 2009
3. Delorey, James F - published December 11, 2009
4. Gammon, Marjorie P - published December 11, 2009
5. Gillis, Frances - published December 11, 2009
6. Hutchison, Jemima 'Jim' - published December 11, 2009
7. MacDonald, Adelaide - published December 11, 2009
8. MacDonnell, John A - published December 11, 2009
9. MacIntye, Peter (P.J.) - published December 11, 2009
10. MacIntyre, Edna - published December 11, 2009
11. Mouland, Peter - published December 11, 2009
12. Robertson, Terrance - published December 11, 2009
13. Walsh, Carole M - published December 11, 2009


Willena Cantwell

We, the family of Queenie Cantwell, would like to express a sincere
thank you to our friends and neighbours for their kindness and
support. Thanks to all who attended the funeral, called and visited
my home, brought food, sent mass and sympathy cards and charitable
donations. Special thanks to Dr. Dobson, Dr. MacCormack and Dr. Igoe.
To the paramedics, nursing staff of 4th floor, out patients,
Northside General, her sitters, Debbie and Marcella, thank you. A
special thanks to Jake for her kindness shown to my mother over the
years. Sincere thanks to Fr. J.J. MaDonald, Fr. Thomas John, Fr.
Ajit, alter servers, readers; Stephen Cantwell, Danielle Cantwell and
Julie Ann Harrietha. Thank you to the pallbearers; Kyle Blinkhorn,
Fred Cantwell, Bill Cantwell, Donnie Hyde, Sandy Scott and Sandy
Steele. To the organist and Choir, St, Puis X Church, thank you.
Special thanks to Bob Francis for your support and kindness. God
Bless You All
Brenda, Fred and Family


John Capstick

In loving memory of John E. Capstick March 12, 1948-December 11, 2008
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
Wife Mary and Family


James Delorey, South Bar

Born in 26/09/2002 at Calgary , Alberta , Canada

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the
passing of James Delorey on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the IWK
Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, he was the son of Jason Delorey and
Veronica Fraser and he attended Harbourside Elementary School, Sydney.
Besides his parents, James is survived by his brother, Jesse;
grandparents, Philip and Annette (Bailey) Delorey, Antigonish, George
and Donna (MacIsaac) Fraser, South Bar; great-grandmother, Mary A.
Delorey; aunt, Laura Fraser; uncles, Kyle Delorey and George Fraser
(Cynthia Naismith); several cousins, and special saviour, Chance.
James enjoyed life to the fullest, you could always hear him giggling
throughout the day. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him
especially Jesse who he wrestled with playfully. He was a kind and
thoughtful little boy who had a kiss and a hug for his mom whenever
she asked. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing and running in the yard
with Chance. His love for adventure lead him down a path where he
will always and forever be safe.
Visitation will take place Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at
S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral
mass will be held on 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at Holy Redeemer
Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial
will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of?


Marjorie Gammon

Born in 22/12/1921 at New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a special
friend, Marjorie (MacNabb) Gammon, at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital on Monday, December 7th, 2009.
Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late A.W (Bert) and
Elsie D. (Elliot) MacNabb.
Marjorie started her career as an X-ray technologist in New Brunswick
and after her marriage to William Gammon, the family moved west to
become motel owners in Banff, Alberta and Salmon Arm, British
Columbia. After her husband?s passing, Marjorie worked in a bookstore
in Calgary. From there she returned to Nova Scotia and made her home
in Cape Breton for the past 20 years.
Marjorie was a nature enthusiast and an animal lover. She took
pleasure in looking at the scenic surroundings and wildlife on her
property. She will be missed by her cat Snuggles and her dog Bently.
Surviving is daughter Elsel Healy, Calgary, Alberta, and son
Spurgeon, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, and four grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Bill
Gammon; sister Dorothy and brother Foster.
Marjorie was a friend to everyone she met and could find no fault
with anyone. She will be missed terribly by her dear friend Betty
Musial, with whom she resided.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 12th, 7 p.m. at S.W.
Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel at 564 Alexandra St. with Pastor
Sheldon Chant officiating with reception to follow. Interment to take
place at a later date.
May God be good to her ? she was a beautiful person.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of??


Frances Gillis

Card of Thanks - Gillis
We, the family of Frances V. Gillis, extend our gratitude to all who
helped during Frances' long illness. To the caregivers at Mt. Lea
Lodge, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, City Homemakers Service, V.O.N.
Seniors Care, Bethel Exercise Club and the Bean Bank. A warm thank
you to all who sent sympathy cards, mass cards, emails, memorial
donations, flowers and those who traveled a long distance. To all who
visited the funeral home, attended the funeral mass, visited our
home, brought food and called our home. Thanks to the C.W.L. for the
reception, the prayer service, the Honour Guard, to the Nurses'
Honour Guard. Sincere thanks to Fr. Norman MacPhee for a beautiful
service; to Fr. Will MacPherson for joining the mass; to Fr. Dunphy
for arranging the church services, to the altar servers, to the
readers; Holly Chapman, Bridget Gillis, and Hazel Latimer. To the
choir for their upbeat message, to the gift bearers Bernie and Joan
Bourgeois; to the pallbearers: Rory Gillis, Colin Gillis, Liam
Gillis, Darren MacLean, Shane Chapman and Holly Chapman. Thank you to
Dr.'s Estelle Cameron, Cindy Hobbes, Lynn Ferguson and Murdock Smith;
to Bill Curry and staff at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Finally to
those who were with us for the long haul; Fred, Rondy, Sheila, Karen,
Jan, Lexie, Steve, Marie, Nelson, Hazel, Roddie, Margie, Don and
Eileen -- Moran Taing! (Mancy Thanks)
The Gillis and Bourgeois Families


Jemima 'Jim' Hutchison, New Waterford

Born in 04/10/1925 at Lake Ainslie , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of
Jemima ?Jim? Hutchison, on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at New
Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Lake Ainslie on October 4, 1925, Jemima was the daughter of
the late Thomas and Euphemia (MacLean) Quigley. She was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who dedicated her
life to taking care of her family.
Jemima loved having a good time fishing and going to the Casino. She
was at one time fluent in the Gaelic language and loved Scottish
She will be sadly missed by her children, Mary Ryan, Patricia (Wayne)
McKay, Leo (Wilma) Hutchison, all of New Waterford, Fran (Tommie)
Bonnar, Scotchtown; her sister, Linda (Gary) Lynds, Beaverbank, NS;
and her brother, Tom (Mary) Quigley, Great Village, NS; her
grandchildren, Christopher, Craig, Owen, Garrott, Tiffany, Keegan,
and Janelle and two step great-granddaughters, Carleigh and Kendall.
She is also survived by the best friend any family ever had, Francis
Besides her parents, Jemima was predeceased by her husband Leo; son,
Joe; sister, Jessie, and two brothers, John William and William ?Ace?
Ainslie; son-in-law Art Ryan.
By request of the family, there will no visitation. Cremation has
taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380
Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held
on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of
Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, New Waterford, with Fr. Paul
MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a
luncheon to follow at St. Agnes Hall on Convent St. New Waterford.
In memory of Jemima, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society or the New Waterford Combined Christmas Giving Fund. Online
condolences to the Hutchison family can be expressed at


Adelaide MacDonald

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

A reserved modest demure figure has departed our midst. Adelaide
MacDonald, 101, slipped away peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2009,
leaving this life as she entered it, quietly and gracefully.
Adelaide?s serene passing is a sorrowful loss to her family/relatives
as well as her Harbourstone family at Mira Bay, (residents and
staff), both respecting her as a unique, dignified human being.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late David and
Bridgett (Peck) MacDonald; she was predeceased by a brother, Richard
Anthony MacDonald. Adelaide was the last surviving member of her
family and the eldest resident at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Kenwood
Drive, where she was a resident for the last seven years. She held
iconic status in both families.
Adelaide?s working career spanning over 40 years saw her in such
occupations as an operator with Maritime Tel & Tel in the early
years, later moving on to Canada Post as an agent and finishing up
her livelihood as a member of the Customer Service staff with the T.
Eaton & Co. order office in Sydney Mines.
In the quiet mild manner in which she lived out her life devoted to
Church and family, Adelaide was a faithful member of the congregation
of Immaculate Conception, Sydney Mines. She spent many years as an
active member of the CWL in that parish as well as a member of their
choir. The church would resound to her unique soprano pitch. She and
her cousin Alice enjoyed their 45?s and bridge clubs. Her hours of
needlepoint and crocheting were rewarded at the church fairs as
popular sought after items; knitted items were reserved for family.
She was an avid baseball fan keeping stats on her favorite team as
well as the competition. The remainder of her time would be spent on
challenging crossword puzzles and chryptoquotes keeping her mind keen
and sharp her entire life. She attended and participated in her
yearly evaluations and assessments up to and including earlier this
year. Her generosity was demonstrated to local charities and church
in her home town and volunteering was also a part of her earlier
years. Her rosary was never out of reach and the exemplary Christian
life she led was a major contributing factor to her longevity. She
would attest to that fact often.
Left to mourn are her cousins Mary, Gerard and Patsy Quirk, North
Sydney, always referred to as her immediate family at her request,
along with her extended family by proxy, the Mira Bay Staff, both
provided her with tender, compassionate and loving care. There are
also various cousins throughout the Maritime Provinces and Western
At this time words cannot express our sincere gratitude to the staff
that understood Adelaide?s spirited and feisty episodes as out of
character and were handled with an unyielding level of
professionalism and composure. However, they also recognized her
private and reserved mannerisms and doted on them with the greatest
respect as part of her unique personality. Adelaide?s reciprocal
affectionate loving gestures were embraced by the staff and accepted
fondly as rewards for their empathy and kindness. Their elation,
reverence and appreciation toward this special lady were expressed in
their tone when relating stories and events of the day. Our genuine,
heartfelt appreciation is extended to all of you. Special thanks to
Dr. Glen Gracie for his care through the years.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation will take place
under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A memorial
mass and interment will take place at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to


John MacDonnell, Glace Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

The family of John A. MacDonnell sadly announce his passing at
Victoria Haven Nursing Home in Glace Bay. John passed away peacefully
while in his sleep on December 10, 2009.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth
(Gillis) MacDonnell.
John was a member of Holy Family Church in Glace Bay.
John had a love for music, playing the piano as a young boy. He also
enjoyed family outings, especially drives to the Margaree area.
He is survived by sisters Beatrice Warcop, Reserve Mines; Patricia
(Murray) White, Glace Bay; brother Benedict, Ottawa; as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents John was predeceased by siblings Johnny, Mary,
Collin, Florence, Annie, Rose, Joseph, Pauline, Paul, Theresa May,
and Gussie.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care
and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace
Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14,
2009 at Holy Family Church, Glace Bay with Fr. Daniel Boudreau
officiating, followed by interment in St. Annes Cemetery. All are
invited to a reception in the church hall.
Family flowers only. Donations in John?s memory may be made to the
Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Online condolences to the MacDonnell family can be expressed at
At this time we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all
of the staff of Victoria Haven Nursing Home for their compassion and
quality care, shown to our brother John during his years as a


Peter (P.J.) MacIntye, Grand Mira South

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep regret and great sorrow that we, the family, announce
the sudden passing of P.J. MacIntyre at home on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Carolyn (Boutilier) MacIntyre,
Glace Bay, and Peter MacIntyre, Sydney.
P.J. was a great bagpipe player, he enjoyed the outdoors and was a hard worker.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alice (Johnson)
MacIntyre; his stepchildren, Kadnii Johnson, Kailee Johnson;
siblings, Heather MacIntyre, Carrie MacIntyre (Mike), Francis
MacIntyre, Billy (Nancy) Drinkwater, Clyde Hayes, Patrick Boutilier;
several nieces and nephews, as well as his special friends, Mary
Katherine Francis (Deet) and Katherine Gouthro.
Visitation will be held today (Friday), Dec. 11, 2009, at the S.W.
Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in the
funeral home chapel with Fr. Norman McPhee officiating. Interment to
follow in St. Margaret?s Cemetery, Grand Mira.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction ?


Edna MacIntyre

Card of Thanks - MacIntyre
We, the family of the late Edna MacIntyre, wish to express our most
sincere thanks to all those who supported us during Edna's illness
and shared in our recent loss. To all those who called, visited Edna
in the hospital, visited us at home, sent food to our homes, attended
the wake and funeral, sent flowers, charitable donations, mass cards,
sympathy cards and monetary donations, we are truly grateful. Your
thoughtful acts of kindness will be remembered always. Thanks to
Nancy Whitney, DLM for visiting Edna and for the beautiful and moving
service celebrating Edna's life. Thanks to Nancy MacLellan, organist
and the combined choirs of Waterview Pastoral Charge and St. Columba
Presbyterian Church. Thank you to the staff of Palliative Care and 4B
at the C.B. Regional Hospital and to Dr. Paul Murphy for being there
at this very difficult time. Thank you to Donna MacIntyre who looked
in on Edna when we could'nt be there. Thank you to Ernie and Noreen
and family members who travelled such a distance to be with us. It
meant so much to Marjorie. Thank you to grandsons Jeffrey and Gregory
Byrne for being urn bearers and to Gordon Sherwood who looked after
the grave site. Thank you to Wayne Weatherbee and staff for being so
very helpful and for providing such professional service.
God Bless you all. Fred, Marjorie, Heather, Paul, David and families


Peter Mouland, Halifax

Born in 29/09/1919 at Bonavista , Newfoundland , Canada

Peter Mouland, 90, Halifax, formerly of Sydney, passed away December
9, 2009, in Shannex Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax.
Born September 29, 1919 in Bonavista, NL, he was a son of the late
Silas and Beatrice (Skiffington) Mouland. Peter worked as a fisherman
in NL before moving to Sydney where he was employed for 43 years at
the Sydney Steel Corp. Peter was a devoted husband, father and
grandfather and he was very proud of his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Linda (Hicks) Mouland;
son, Douglas (Marcia) Mouland, Truro; daughter, Brenda (Chris) Zinck,
Hammonds Plains; brother, Roy Mouland, Kelowna, BC; grandson, Peter
Mouland (Sarah Quintal), Ottawa, ON; granddaughter, Laura (Chris)
McCrossin, Calgary, AB; great-granddaughter, Abigail McCrossin.
Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by an infant son, Douglas;
brother, Yetman Mouland.
There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Lacewood
Dr., Halifax. Burial will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The family wishes to thank Kris and Mariola Ganski and Elzbieta Kubow
at Kingswood Residence, as well as the staff at Parkstone for the
wonderful care provided to our father.


Terrance Robertson

In Memoriam - Terrance Robertson
"Terry R"
No farewell words were spoken
no time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
I thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
I though about you yesterday
And days before that too
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories and our picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart
When someone you love becomes a memory
The memory becomes a treasure
- Lettie
Lovingly remembered by Lettie and Family


Carole Walsh

In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great
grandmother, Carole M Walsh who went to heaven on December 11/2005.
Your memory to us is a keepsake, with which we will never part.
Though God has you in His keeping, we will always have you in our
hearts. A wonderful mother, so loyal and true, one in a million -
that was you. Loved by everyone that you knew.
Our Mother, who gave us the best of her life, who taught us to love ,
who taught us to pray our mother in heaven God bless her today
Always loved never forgotten, your children


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

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