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From: Carol MacLean <>
Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths July 31, 2010 Saturday
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:51:15 -0700

Cape Breton Deaths July 31, 2010 Saturday

There are 11 obituaries published for today.

Thad Marsh
Sandra Best
Florence Flynn
Audrey (Martell) MacKinnon
Dan Norman MacLeod
Leo MacDougall
Rose Anne Gouthro
Euphemia 'Effie' O'Brien
Oscar MacDonnell
Archibald A. 'Archie' MacLean
Alice Jeanne Hoyt

Thad Marsh

Funeral service for the late Thad Marsh will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 in St.
Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Family and
friends will gather at the pensioners hall,
Reserve Mines from 6-11 p.m.

Sandra Best

A memorial service for the late Sandra Lucille
Best, formerly of 57 Tupper St., Whitney Pier,
will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2010,
at Sydney Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Maggie
Coleman officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill
Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will
take place at Melnick Hall, 88 Laurier St.,
Whitney Pier.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

Obituary Posted By Sydney Memorial Chapel,

Florence Flynn

Passed away in: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 26/07/2010

Florence Flynn slipped away from her family and
friends on July 26, 2010, after 90 years of a
full and rich life.
Florence grew up and spent almost all her days on
Neville Street in Dominion. She was the daughter
of the late Michael MacPhee and Sarah MacCormick.
Her loving husband and best friend, Ted Flynn,
passed away suddenly in February 1991.
Florence was the last surviving member of her
family. She had been predeceased by her sisters,
Marion MacPhee, Mildred Gouthro, Blanche
MacDonald and Margaret 'Mamie' Boone as well as
her brothers, Dan, Allen, Murdock, Arthur and
Florence was a loving mother to Joseph 'Joe'
Flynn, who now lives in Sydney, and Judy
Flynn-Bedard, who resides in Gatineau, Que.
Loving mother-in-law to Jody (Latimer) Flynn and
Robert Bedard, she will be greatly missed by her
grandchildren, Meaghan, Aaron, Alyssa Flynn and
Matthieu Bedard.
Days won't be the same without Nan and Joe can
now rest after years of loving care.
She will also be missed by Joseph 'Joe' MacDonald
of Seaview Manor, who was an important part of
her life's journey.
Florence was a teacher and was fortunate to have taught in her hometown.
Florence loved her extended family and leaves
behind numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren,
whom she loved greatly. Nothing made her happier
than a house full of family and friends with
Scottish music playing and dinner on the stove.
Those times will be missed by all of us.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life
funeral mass honouring Florence will be held on
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate
Conception Church, in Bridgeport. Reception to
follow in the basement of the church.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt
appreciation to Dr. Spencer and the staff of the
VON and Home Care, whose support enabled Florence
to live in independence and comfort in her home
for as long as she did. The family wants to also
thank Brenda who cared for Florence over the past
year and a half.
Donations in Florence's memory may be made to the
Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the VON
of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at .

Obituary Posted By Curry's Funeral Home,

Audrey (Martell) MacKinnon

Born in: Port Morien, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 28/07/2010

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the
untimely passing of our beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and
friend, Audrey Blair (Martell) MacKinnon, on
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Port Morien, she was the daughter of the
late Amy and John Martell. She was a devoted wife
and best friend to her husband of 57 years,
Donald Murray MacKinnon; and a loving mother to
her children, Bruce (Shiela), Robin (Anita) and
Trina; grandchildren, Colin, Kristen (their
mother, Wendy), Kevin, Cora Lee (her son,
Gabriel), Nickalus and Robin Jr. and her
Audrey is survived by her sisters, Margie,
Marion, Lillian and Alice and brothers, Johnnie
and Jerry and their families.
She will be dearly missed by her constant
companions, Kielo (her faithful dog) and Molson,
the cat (her unexpected friend).
She was predeceased by her brothers, Billy,
Raymond, Loren, Kenny, Murray, Harold and sister,
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Patten Funeral Home, 71
Union St., Glace Bay. Memorial service will be
held Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Knox
United Church, Glace Bay.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey's memory
may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the
Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis
"Gently, unselfish, a friend ever true,
Our best possession, Mother, was you.
While you, Dear Mother, rest and sleep,
Your loving memory, we'll always keep."
Words of comfort can be posted at www.pattenfuneral.com.

Obituary Posted By Patten Funeral Home,

Dan Norman MacLeod

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Stirling, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 29/07/2010

Dan Norman MacLeod of Stirling Road, Stirling,
passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Dan
Alex and Catherine (MacLeod) MacLeod.
Dan Norman was employed with Department of
Highways until 2005, retiring due to declining
health. He was a member of St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church, past master of the Masonic
Lodge, Heather 124, a member in good standing of
the Nova Scotia Truckers Association, life time
member of the Nova Scotia Trappers Association
and Sons of Temperance, member of the Framboise
Seniors and volunteer firefighter with the
Framboise/Fourchu Fire Department.
Surviving are his stepmother, Margaret (MacQueen)
MacLeod; brothers, Dannie, Stirling and Karron
(Fay), Howie Center; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Dan Norman was predeceased
by his sister, Rodena MacLeod and brother, Angus.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service
will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
Framboise on Monday 2 p.m., with Rev. Murdock
MacRae officiating, assisted by Pastor Kevin
Richardson. Interment in St. Andrews Cemetery.
Preceding the funeral service, a masonic service
will take place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca.

Obituary Posted By Sydney Memorial Chapel,

Leo MacDougall

It is with great sadness that we, the family of
Leo MacDougall, announce his death. Leo passed
away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family
on July 30, 2010.
Born in Sydney on May 10, 1949, he was the son of
the late Walter and Helen (MacKinnon) MacDougall,
Jamesville West.
He was a member of Blessed Pope John XXIII parish, Cole Harbour.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years,
Linda (MacKinnon), Cole Harbour; son, Ian, Cole
Harbour; daughters, Kaela, Cole Harbour; Erin
(Will) Dingwall, Moose Jaw Sask.
He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Jane
(Greg) MacMillan, their children Theresa,
Geraldine, Helen, Natalie and Jean-Marie, Big
Pond; Angela MacDougall, Antigonish; Jo-Ann
MacDougall, Toronto and his brothers, Duncan
(Bernadette) MacDougall, their children Liam and
Andrew MacDonald, Ottawa Brook; Dan E.
MacDougall, his children Emilee and Daniel,
He was predeceased by his brother, André and
nephew, Scott Alexander MacDougall.
He will be greatly missed by the MacKinnon family of Margaree Harbour.
Leo will also be greatly missed by his close
friends and colleagues at The Co-operators
Insurance where he worked for 37 years and his
fellow Karate enthusiasts and students at the
Halifax Ryuseikan Karate Club. He was especially
proud of earning his black belt.
Special thanks to the palliative care team for
their care and concern throughout Leo's illness.
Thank you to Sue Gibbon for making it possible
for Leo to be cared for at home.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2010
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home
Chapel, 771 Main St., Dartmouth and on Monday,
August 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Columba
Parish Hall, Iona. Funeral mass will be
celebrated on Tuesday, August 3 at 11 a.m. in St.
Columba Church. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery,
McKinnon's Harbour.
Donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the VG
site, QEII are requested in lieu of flowers.

Obituary Posted By Atlantic Funeral Home,

Rose Anne Gouthro

Born in: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Petit Etang, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/07/2010

Rose Anne Gouthro, 93, of Petit Etang, died July
30, 2010 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre,
Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late
Edouard and Cecile (Camus) LeBlanc.
She worked as a seamstress for many years at
Schwartz & Co., New Waterford. Upon her
retirement in 1969, she returned to her native
Cheticamp, where she opened the first soft ice
cream parlour in the area. She welcomed many
visitors in her home and enjoyed serving her
company some of her fresh baked goods. She also
enjoyed quilting, playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by two sons, Edward 'Eddie',
Cheticamp, Garfield (Sharon) Shelburne;
daughters, Della (Tommy Aucoin), Bedford, Adele
(Alphonse Larade), Fredericton; brothers, Georgie
(Diane), Sydney, Harry (Gloria), Belle Côte, Joe
(Lucie), Cheticamp; four sisters, Elizabeth
(Willie MacDougall), Sydney, Dorothy (Tommy
Lynk), Catalone, Edith Chiasson, Sydney, Victoire
Chiasson, Cheticamp; 11 grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren and one great
She was predeceased by her husband, Marshall
Gouthro; brothers, Wilfred, Angus, Neil, Didace;
sisters, Hilda Romard, Annie Rose Pino, Marie
Emma Aucoin, Evelyn Aucoin and Della Aucoin.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be
held Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. in St.
Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Fr. Peter LeBlanc
officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery,
Cheticamp. A celebration of life will follow the
mass with a reception and light luncheon served.
Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.
Condolences may be sent to .
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

Obituary Posted By Cheticamp Funeral Home,

Euphemia 'Effie' O'Brien

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 31/07/2010

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces
the passing of their mother, Effie, 83, on July
29, 2010, in Halifax.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late
John D. and Minnie (MacNeil) Gillis. Effie was a
member of St. Joseph's parish, a long time member
of the CWL, and was devoted to her faith. She was
a loving mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. She enjoyed working on her
quilting projects, conversations with family and
friends, and playing cards with the girls on club
Effie is survived by her daughters, Patricia,
Nfld., Colleen (Blaise MacLean), Howie Centre,
Laureen (Donnie Beaver), Cole Harbour, Mary (Pat
Larin), Ontario, Barbara (Brent MacVicar), Cole
Harbour, and by her sons, Brian (Carmen),
Ontario, Allan (Jane), Ontario and Robert
(Michelle), Halifax. She is also survived by
sisters, Dorothy MacKenzie, Halifax and Joan
Marsh, Ontario and sisters-in-law, Anna Gillis
and Georgetta Gillis; one daughter-in-law,
Belinda O'Brien.
Effie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A.
O'Brien in 1992; her son, Gerard 'Ardy' in 2008
and her brothers, Hughie, John (Shorty) and
Lauchlin (Lala) Gillis.
Effie was deeply loved and will be sorely missed
by her 15 grandchildren, Megan, Sean, Lisa,
Corey, Shane, Stephen, Adam, Matthew, Breagh,
Neil, John, Kelly, Madlyn, Mitchell, Emma;
great-grandchildren, Anniston and Brayden, and
her many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel
on Sunday, 7-9 p.m. and Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m., funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's
Church, Cabot Street, Sydney. Burial at
Resurrection Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at twcurry.com.

Obituary Posted By T W Curry Parkview Chapel,

Oscar MacDonnell

Born in: St. Peters, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 01/11/1929

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/07/2010

It is with profound sadness that we announce
Oscar's passing at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital in Sydney.
Oscar was born in Saint Peters, the son of the
late Hugh and Florence (Lamey) MacDonnell.
Oscar is survived by his wife of 55 years Doreen
(MacArthur - Frank & Virginia), his 'girls'
Brenda of Sydney, Glenda (Greg) Ferguson,
Hampton, New Brunswick, Ginny (Robert) Sampson of
Sydney, Shelia (Darrel) Cormier of Sydney. Oscar
was 'Poppy' to Matthew (Jane), Michael and Galen
Ferguson all of Hampton New Brunswick. Danielle
Sampson St. John's N.L. David and Scott Sampson
Sydney. Michelle and Allison Cormier Sydney.
Poppy was also great-grandfather to Benjamin John
Ferguson of Hampton N.B.
Oscar is also survived by his sister's Alice
MacDonnell and Adeline (Bob) Lynch both of
Sydney, sister-in-law Muriel MacDonnell Dartmouth
and brother-in-law Steve MacAdam, Sydney. Oscar
leaves to morn his brother & sister-in-law Harvey
& Jean MacArthur Truro, N.S. Oscar was also known
as Uncle 'Oc' to many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by
siblings Mary MacAdam, Hughena & Muriel
MacDonnell, Byron & John (Dorothy) MacDonnell.
He was an active member St. Theresa's Church in
Sydney. Oscar was a long time employee of CN
Rail. He was a 4th degree past Grand Knight of
the Knights of Columbus - 50 year Member. He was
a member of the CN Pensioners Association, as
well as the Steelworkers Pensioners Clubs. Oscar
was a long time member of Lingan Golf and Country
Club. Oscar was a quiet, kind and good man with a
dry sense of humour and a quick wit. Oscar
enjoyed many winters in Florida with his friends
always ready for a round of golf. Oscar cherished
his time with his family watching his 'girls'
grow up and then his grandchildren. Many happy
times were spent at the family bungalow in St
Andrew's channel and in later years Northside
East Bay.
Visitation to be held Saturday, July 31, 2010
from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Mass
of Christian burial will take place Monday,
August 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. St. Theresa's Church
with Father Jim Oliver officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Dialysis Unit Cape Breton regional Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to TWCurry.com.

Obituary Posted By T W Curry Parkview Chapel,

Archibald 'Archie' MacLean

Passed away in: Washabuck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 29/07/2010

Husband, father and grandfather, Archibald
Anthony (Archie) MacLean, 90 years, of Washabuck,
Cape Breton, passed away peacefully surrounded by
family early on July 29, 2010, after a brief
encounter with cancer.
He was the remaining member of the late Malcolm
B. and Mary Jane MacLean family.
He was predeceased by both parents and siblings,
Mary Margaret (Peggy), Eulalia and Stephen
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Ann
(Marie); his children, Darlene and her husband
Gerard; Beverly and her husband Rick; Karen;
Daniel and his wife Frances; Jeanette and her
husband Paul.
Archie is also survived by grandchildren,
Malcolm, Lyndsay, Jenny, Joshua, Brianna, Nathan
and Ben.
A quiet, kind and good man with dry sense of
humour and quick wit, Archie lived a simple but
complete life. He cherished his culture, family,
parish and friends. He was his family's biggest
fan and this was evidenced by his trips out west
and to Halifax to be with them. He celebrated
their successes and tempered their stumbles with
kind words.
He was honoured to be invited to attend the papal
mass in Halifax and was selected by his peers as
volunteer of the year in Victoria County. He
enjoyed playing cards and was particularly astute
at cribbage recording two 29 hands in his
lifetime. He had a sharp eye and steady hand
which struck fear into opposing teams when facing
his skill in a dart tournament. He also enjoyed
reading, watching the Blue Jays and Jeopardy.
Archie worked for 30 years for Little Narrows
Gypsum County, Little Narrows, Cape Breton.
During his years in Washabuck, Archie volunteered
tirelessly with the church, local community
centre and the St. Columba Credit Union.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4,
2010, at the Iona parish hall from 6-8 p.m. A
funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 5,
2010, at St. Columba Church, Iona. Archie's
family will receive friends at a luncheon to be
held at the Washabuck Community Center after the
graveside service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
"For these are my mountains and I have come home."

Obituary Posted By MacAskill's Funeral Home,

Alice Jeanne (nee Hodder) Hoyt

Born on: 12/05/1941

Passed away in: Ontario, Canada
Passed away on: 26/07/2010

It is with profound sadness that we announce Alice's passing.
She was predeceased by her parents, Blanche
Garland and The Rev. Hayward Hodder, her
stepmother, Valda (Voot) Hodder, many close
family members, friends and her beloved canine
companions, Sally and Jessie.
Alice leaves behind a sister, Shirley DeBow
(Gerry); and brother, Arthur Hodder (Sharon); her
daughters, Allison Hannah, Tracey Hoyt Marshall
(Rob), Angela Hoyt-Fitzhugh (Kent); and her son,
Gary Hoyt (Stephanie); 10 grandchildren whom she
adored, Maddy, Amy, David, Cameron, Reid,
Gillian, Abby, Ellen, Griffen and Lola; her
nephew, nieces, great nieces and nephew; and her
dear friend and Boggle partner, Uli Guran.
The family would like to thank Alice's many
friends who have supported her over the years,
the medical teams at McMaster and St. Joseph's
hospitals in Hamilton and her visiting nurse,
Friends and family are welcome to attend a
visitation at The Royal Botanical Gardens, 680
Plains Rd. W. Burlington, Ont., Auditorium B
(www.rbg.ca) on Wednesday, Aug. 4 between 2-3:30
p.m. followed by a celebration of Alice's life at
4 p.m. At her request, Alice will return home to
Cape Breton in the Fall to rest with her parents,
where a graveside service will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Ontario March of Dimes. We welcome your stories
at .
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All
that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen


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