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Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths September 07, 2010 Tuesday
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 16:38:02 -0700


Cape Breton Deaths September 07, 2010 Tuesday

There are 15 obituaries published for today.

Clara (Collins) MacDonald
Harry Alexander Wolstenholme
Norman William Johnston
Helen Marie Pettipas
Violet Marie MacDonald
Josephine MacLeod
Shirley (Mombourquette) Roach
John Douglas MacDonald
William J. 'Billy' Evasuk
Kathleen Emily 'Kay' Gillis
Nancy Louise Seury
Catherine J. Gallant
Israel 'Izzy' Janes
Margaret Mae Rhind
Dr. Claude 'Doc' LeBlanc

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Clara (Collins) MacDonald

Born in: Petites, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 03/09/2010

Mom died peacefully Sept. 3, 2010, at Victoria
Haven Nursing Home where she had been a resident
for 10 years. Previous to that she made her home
on Gallant Street for 50 years.
Born in the small coastal village of Petites,
Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Patrick
and Sarah (Courtney) Collins. Arriving in Glace
Bay she met and married Daniel William MacDonald
and became a devoted wife and loving mother to
six boys and one daughter.
Struggling to manage on a miner's wage she became
adept at making a meal out of a trout. Working
from early morning to late night, it was said we
were the best scrubbed kids in town.
She was a long time active member of Bethel
Family Church. She was also a volunteer with
Meals on Wheels.
Survived by six children, Al (Judy), Bedford
Que., Forbes (Jean) Mississauga, Ont., Bill
(LaVerne), Edmonton, Alta., Doug (Linda),
Mississauga, Ont., Len (Barb), Antigonish, N.S.
Anita (Harry) MacDonald, Reserve Mines: sister,
Netta Loader, Liverpool, N.S.; 12 grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews
and dear friend, Daphne England.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dan; son,
Stan; granddaughter, Karen; grandson, Ian;
sister, Lena MacDonald; brothers, Stan, Edgar and
Garland.
Visitation for Clara will take place at Patten
Funeral Home, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 from
2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on
Thursday at 11 a.m. in Bethel Family Church,
Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Reception to follow at
the church hall. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to Bethel Family Church or to a charity of
choice.
"What is it to cease breathing, but to free the
breath from its restless tides, that it may rise
and expand and seek God unencumbered"
Kahlil Gibran

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Harry Alexander Wolstenholme

Born in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 24/09/1929

Passed away in: Ontario, Canada
Passed away on: 03/09/2010

Today we said goodbye to our father who lived
life to the fullest, born in Sydney Mines, Cape
Breton, in 1929, son of the late James and Cora
(nee Colburn).
Beloved husband of the late La-Vivian (nee
Gauthier). Proud father of Connie (Ivan) MacKeil,
Jean (Greg) Pyatt, Harry James (Sue) Wolstenholme
and the late Catherine (Richard) Dyer. Dad will
be missed by his sister, Freda Vickers of Cape
Breton and his brother, Earl of Kincardine.
Predeceased by his sisters, Muriel, Jessie,
Mildred, Gertrude, Dorothy, Hilda and Helen, all
of Cape Breton. Predeceased by his brothers,
James (Jean) and Harold of Toronto. Dad leaves
behind several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Dad moved to Toronto in 1945. He retired from
Datafile in 1991, the company that he helped to
build. He enjoyed bowling and hunting and will be
missed by his hunting buddies and nephews, Junior
Vickers, Mel, and Lawrence Birmingham.
Friends will be received at The Northcutt Elliott
Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, on
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, from 7-9 p.m. A legion
service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral service
will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 9,
2010, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior.
Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Durham Regional Cancer
Centre will be gratefully appreciated.
Dad will be remembered as an unselfish, hardworking and sincere man.
You will be missed.

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Norman William Johnston

Born in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 17/02/1941

Passed away in: Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

Norman William Johnston, B.Com-B.Ed.-M.Ed., of
Bedford and formerly of Hebbville and Waterloo,
passed away, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the QE
II Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, Halifax.
Born in North Sydney, Feb. 17, 1941, he was the
son of the late Sandford and Jessie (MacAskill)
Johnston.
Norman was an educator at East and West Pictou
High Schools, St. Mary's District, Guysborough
County, founding principal at Park View Education
Centre, Bridgewater; and superintendent of the
Lunenburg County School Board.
He is survived by his wife, Heather MacLeod
Johnston; sons, Peter (Kim), Ottawa, Mike
(Angela), Yellowknife, Ted (Wanda), Summerside,
Steve (Michele), Ottawa; grandchildren, Jacob and
Hannah, Ottawa; Braden, Brian, Bailey,
Yellowknife; Keith, Leah, Summerside; and Chloe,
Ottawa.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. 3,
Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Norman's life
will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at United
Memorial Church, 6375 Kaye St., Halifax. Rev.
Catherine MacDonald officiating, assisted by Rev.
Laurence Mawhinney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to the Norm Johnston PVEC Memorial
Scholarship Fund, C/O South Shore Regional School
Board, 130 North Park St., Bridgewater, B4V 4G9.

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Helen Marie Pettipas

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

Helen Marie Pettipas passed away peacefully
Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Cape Breton Regional
Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Mary Jane and John Lively.
She is survived by husband, Arthur of 62 years;
sons, Allan (Gail Rafuse), Kevin (Vanessa), Keith
(Theresa); daughters, Patricia Walker, Deborah
(Tom) Osborne, all of Sydney.
She was predeceased by a son, Paul.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle,
Michael, David, Dana, Jeffrey, Daniel, Stacey,
Colin and Cara and one great-grandson, Logan;
sisters, Gladys MacKenzie, South Bar, Virgina
Sudds, Ontario, Phyllis Sudds, Halifax; also one
aunt, Evelyn French, Sydney.
She was also predeceased by brothers, Jack, Buddy
and Wayne Lively, and one son-in-law, Francis
(Bubba) Walker.
There will be no visitation. Funeral mass to be
celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.
Special thanks to the staff of 4B, Palliative Care.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care or the
Cancer unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to TWCurry.com.

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Violet Marie MacDonald

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

The family regrets to announce the passing of
their mother on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. She died
after a long and courageous battle with
Alzheimer's at Northwood Care in Halifax, north
end. She was the daughter of the late George and
Mary (Morrison) Sheppard.
Violet lived many years on Columbia Street. She
enjoyed a career as the former manager of The
Arcade Ladies Shop and at the service desk at
Kmart where she made many dear and lifelong
friends. She was an active member of St.
Theresa's parish and volunteered at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital. She was an avid curler,
bowler and fitness enthusiast and hostess of
countless great parties. As a loving mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother she enjoyed
spending time with her family and creating a
beautiful home for them to return to. She was a
wonderful role model.
She is survived by Bob and their children,
Jordie, Halifax, Jamie (Carrol), Winnipeg, Mary
Lou (Eric), Halifax, Todd (Karen), Toronto, and
Jason (Helen), Toronto. She is also survived by
four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as
well as her sister June.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Doug, Pat,
Frank, Tye, Irene, Lillian and Tina.
Cremation has taken place. Family will receive
friends and remember Violet at the S.W. Chant &
Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., (today)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 pm, and Wednesday,
Sept. 8 from 12-1 pm. The memorial mass will be
held at St. Theresa's Parish (381 Whitney Avenue)
Wednesday Sept., 8 at 2 pm. Donations can be made
to The Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

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Josephine MacLeod

Born in: Big Pond Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

Josie MacLeod passed away peacefully with her
loving family by her side in the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, on Sept. 4, 2010.
Born and raised in Big Pond Centre, she was a
daughter of the late Hugh and Flora (MacKinnon)
MacLellan.
She was the best mom, friend, confidante any son
or daughter could ask for; she enjoyed every
minute watching over her family especially out at
the bungalow "her little piece of heaven." Her
sense of humour will live on in her family. A
longtime resident of Inglis Street, Sydney, she
was a member of St. Joseph's parish, CWL for over
50 years. She worked for years as a seamstress
out of her home.
She is survived by sons, Gerald and Kenneth
(Kelly); daughters, Jean Mombourquette (Billy
Boyce), Theresa (Mike) Wall, Sandra (Ronnie)
Morrison; sister, Theresa Cash; daughter-in-law,
Anne; grandchildren, Wanda, Sheryl, Mark, Jordan,
Cameron and Erin; great-grandchildren, Noah and
Quentin.
Predeceased by her husband, William in 1977, and
her son, Bernie, son- in-law, John Mombourquette,
sisters, Mary MacNeil, Sarah Campbell, Margaret
Campbell, Kay MacLean, brother, Martin.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 8
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The celebration of her life
will be held in St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Rev. Bill Rankin will officiate.
Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian
Diabetes Society or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at TWCurry.com.

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Shirley (Mombourquette) Roach

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 17/04/1933

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we
announce the passing of our wonderful wife,
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Shirley
Catherine Roach on Sept. 4, 2010.
Shirley was born in Sydney on April 17, 1933. She
was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida
(MacSween) Mombourquette.
Shirley was a very loving and devoted woman who
cherished the time when the children dropped in
for tea and a chat. She also enjoyed the early
morning hours, reading her Bible and spending
time with the Lord. She had a great sense of
humour and a smile never to be forgotten.
She will be dearly missed by her husband of 56
years, Willie (Bill) Roach, her rock. Also, by
her sons, Billy (Rose), Danny (Maggie), Leslie
(Valerie) and Glen (Joyce); her daughter, Marilyn
Strickland (Garf); 11 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her
sister, Donalda (Everett) Watt, Sydney;
sister-in-law, Marie Mombourquette;
brother-in-law, Leslie Dancsecs; as well as
several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her
two sisters, Mary 'Honey' Dancsecs, Georgie
(Danny) Luther, brother, Albert Mombourquette,
and a very special friend, Cathy Roach.
The family would like to thank the doctors and
nurses in the ICU Cape Breton Regional Hospital
for your care during the past few weeks.
Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Sept. 7)
at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564
Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m A
funeral service will take place at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the funeral home chapel
with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Reception to
follow. Interment to take place in Hardwood Hill
Cemetery.
Donations in Shirley's memory can be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

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John Douglas MacDonald

Born in: Birch Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 19/11/1949

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 05/09/2010

Doug MacDonald passed into New Life on Sunday,
Sept. 5, 2010, in the presence of his family at
home after a courageous journey with cancer.
Throughout his illness Doug was an inspiration to
all as he continued to live with good humor and
love of life.
Doug died as he lived, gently, with deep faith
and trust in God, with great love for Jesus, and
with the grace and peace of the Holy Spirit.
Though deeply saddened by the loss of a beautiful
husband, father, brother, and friend, we are
filled with gratitude for his life, and we are
better people for having loved him.
Born Nov. 19, 1949, Doug was raised in Birch
Grove, a son of the late Pringle and Pearl
MacDonald.
Doug was employed for 42 years in the print shop
business, with Brodie Print and the Coastal
Courier, retiring from Robertson Print Craft in
October of 2009 due to ill health. He met many
people through the print shop business and loved
sharing in their stories and going the "extra
mile" for customers.
Doug had a keen interest in genealogy and enjoyed
searching the MacDonald and O'Donnell family
trees. He will be most remembered for his love
and devotion to his wife and children, his quick
wit and sense of humour, his gentle nature and
life of quiet service to others.
Doug was an active member of Saint Anne's Church and an honorary choir member.
Doug will be missed by his wife of 32 years,
Nina; sons, Ian, Brennan and fiancée Ashley of
Halifax; and daughter, Lauren, at home; by
brothers, Dwight and wife Linda of Saskatchewan,
Roy and wife Nancy, Glace Bay, Donnie, Halifax;
and sister, Paulette and husband Hugh Snow of
Donkin. Also mourning Doug's loss are
mother-in-law, Rita O'Donnell; brothers and
sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews and his
Cursillo Group brothers - Charlie MacDonald,
Malcolm MacDonald, Jack Banfield and Rick
Alexander.
Doug asked that we thank, for him, the many
people who helped our family over the past year -
Doug's sister and brothers, sisters and
brothers-in-law, especially Ray who was like a
brother to Doug, the doctors, nurses, other
health professionals and support staff,
paramedics, volunteers, pharmacists and
technicians, our coworkers, clergy, church and
Cursillo communities, neighbours and the many
people who prayed for us, and fed us physically,
spiritually and emotionally through numerous acts
of kindness. We never wondered where God was in
our suffering, as we saw and felt God's presence
every day through you. We pray your lives will be
filled with graces and blessings for your
goodness.
Doug wanted us to acknowledge his good friend
Charlie who came each day with Eucharist and kept
him connected to the world. Your love and
devotion went beyond friendship and we are so
thankful for you.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation in Curry's
Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Wednesday,
Sept 8, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be
celebrated in St. Anne's Church, Main Street at
10 a.m. Thursday, Sept 9. The family will be
present in the foyer of the church at 9:30 a.m.
In Doug's memory please make donations to the
Palliative Care Service, The Cape Breton Cancer
Center, or a charity of choice.
Email condolences may be sent to .
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God"

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William J. 'Billy' Evasuk

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 20/03/1927

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 05/09/2010

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that
we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of
our dear husband, grandfather, great-grandfather
and brother, (Papa) Billy Evasuk on Sunday, Sept.
5, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital
surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 20, 1927, in Glace Bay, he was the
eldest son of John and Annie (Makahon) Evasuk and
was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist
Church.
Bill began his working life at the age of 15,
following in his father's footsteps in the coal
mines. Throughout the working years Bill became
active in No. 26 Local Union, first serving on
the Mine Committee, then as Vice-President and
President. Bill was then elected as International
Board Member of District 26 United Mine Workers
of America. Bill was elected for a second term,
retiring in 1988. In 1981 Bill was elected as
President of the Nova Scotia Mine Respiratory
Disease Association and as a group Lobbied the
Provincial Government for the passing of Bill 9A
"Automatic Assumption" providing compensation to
Miners who suffered from respiratory problems
after 20 years of service with loss of lung
function to be compensated accordingly. Upon
retirement, Bill remained active in union affairs
and was President of Mechanics Local until his
passing.
Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances
(Carroll); son-in-law, Leonard (Len) MacDonald;
grandchildren, Jennifer and Jordan
Evasuk-MacDonald; great-grandchildren, Ethan and
Stephen Curran; sister, Helen Molnar; nephews,
Darrell (Marion) and John (Sylvie) Evasuk;
nieces, Debbie (George) Cameron, Jeannie (Al)
Durand and Elaine (Greg) Hines; brother-in-law,
Steve Markiw; sisters-in-law, Carmel Evasuk and
Helen Cruickshank; cousins, Bill (Carmel) and
Laddie Kavluk; along with several grand nieces
and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his
son, John and daughter, Darlene, brother, George
and sister, Stasia Evasuk.
Bill loved to spend the four seasons at his
summer home on Trout Brook Road, Mira, where he
enjoyed ice fishing, hunting and boating with his
companions. Bill's boating experience earned him
the nickname 'Pussy Cat'.
In honoring Bill's wishes, cremation has taken
place. A Celebration of Life will take place
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral
mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9
at St. John's Church with Fr. Leo Boone
officiating. Interment will be in the parish
cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church
hall, all are welcome.
Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Evasuk family are
available through www.vjmcgillvray.ca

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Kathleen Emily 'Kay' Gillis

Born in: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 06/08/2010

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
Passed away Sept. 6, 2010, at Northwood Care Centre, Halifax, N.S.
Born in Baddeck, N.S., she was the daughter of
the late George and Emily Dolomont.
Predeceased by husband, Daniel Gillis and
siblings, Frances, Emily, Joseph, Gordon and
Bernard.
She is survived by children, Daniel (Jeannette),
Edmonton, Warna Gillis-Gray (Bill), Boston,
Patricia Addison (Len), Toronto, Eileen Murchison
(Jamie), Sydney, June O'Neil (Shane), Lower
Sackville, Kathy Line (Rick), Markham, David
(Christine), Dartmouth, Douglas, Dartmouth,
Pauline Hood (Art), Dartmouth; her brother,
George, Dartmouth; 13 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren.
She touched everyone she met.
Visitation services will be held at A.L.
Mattatall funeral home, 217 Portland St.,
Dartmouth, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
8. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10
a.m., in our Blessed Mother Theresa Church,
Halifax, N.S., 6032 Normandy Dr. Burial at later
date.
The family wish to thank Northwood Care, especially the staff of 8 Centre.
Donations may be made to Northwood Centre Foundation.

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Nancy Louise Seury

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Westmount, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 05/09/2010

Nancy Louise Seury, 63, Westmount, passed away
peacefully Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna(Slade) Waye.
Nancy was a loving and nurturing mother and
grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family,
gardening, reading and spending time with her
precious dog, Daisy. She was a member of Royal
Canadian Legion Branch 126 in Westmount.
Nancy is survived by Gordon Seury; and her loving
children, Robert (Noella) and Rose (Mark); her
grandchildren, Morgan and Brooklyn Greenwell, who
were her pride and joy, and Kelsey Donovan; four
sisters, Barbara (John) Mulligan, Sylvia (Brian)
Hallam, Judy (George) Cormier, and Karen Waye;
four brothers, Lloyd, David, Foreman (Cheryl) and
John.
Besides her parents, Nancy was predeceased by two sisters in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. The memorial service
will be held 11 a.m Thursday, Sept. 9, at the
S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St.,
Sydney. Burial to follow in Hardwood Hill
Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Lung Association.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

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Catherine J. Gallant

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 05/09/2010

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our
Mom, Catherine Gallant on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010,
at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the
late William and Bridget (Walsh) Hayes.
Catherine had been a longtime resident of South
Street before moving to Seaview Manor. She was
the last surviving member of her immediate
family, and a member of Holy Cross Church.
Mom enjoyed reading, watching her favourite
sports on television and playing a good game of
cards. Her greatest pride and enjoyment in life
was her children and grandchildren, whom she
encouraged to achieve their fullest potential.
Catherine was a loving mother to Lorraine Howie
and her husband, Morenz, Glace Bay, Audrey Murphy
and her husband, Mike, Albert Bridge, and Shane
Gallant and his wife, Krista, Glace Bay.
Catherine is survived by 10 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren and eagerly awaiting the
arrival of her first great great-grandchild later
this month. Mom is also survived by a large
number of nieces and nephews.
Catherine was predeceased by her husband of more
than 50 years, George Gallant in 1996, as well as
four brothers and four sisters.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in Glace Bay. In
accordance with her wishes, a private family
memorial service will be held a later date.
Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy for Catherine,
memorial donations in her memory may be made to
the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or a
charity of one's choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.

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Israel 'Izzy' Janes

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/09/2010

Israel Janes passed away in the MacGillvary Guest
Home with his family by his side on Saturday,
Sept. 4, 2010. He was a son of the late Israel
and Jessie (Mercer) Janes.
Izzy was a longtime resident of the MacGillvary
Guest Home in Sydney where he made many friends.
He was a humble and spiritual man and his passion
for life was his steady commitment to his family
and loved ones.
He was a veteran of the Second World War from
1939-45, and was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, branch No. 128, Whitney Pier. Izzy was
also a passionate dart player.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Izzy is survived by children, Wayne, Sharon (Bob)
Ings, Carol (Francis) MacDow, Elaine (Robert)
Chiasson, Jerome (Donna) Forrest, Darlene,
Madonna (Bill) Moore; 11 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years,
Johanna (Steele), a granddaughter, Arianne Ings,
grandson, Stephen Forrest, along with brothers,
Llewelyn, Walter, Nathaniel, sisters, Violet
Kiley, Alice MacPhee, Beatrice Mackley, Blanche
Parsons.
Thank you to the staff at the MacGillvary Guest
Home for their continued care and kindness
throughout the years with which Dad was provided.
A special thank you to Fr. Rankin for his kind
words and spiritual blessings.
Visitation today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in
T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass at 2
p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev.
Donald MacGillvary officiating with interment in
Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Memorial donations may be made to the MacGillvary Guest Home.
Online condolences may be made at TWCurry.com.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

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Margaret Mae Rhind

Passed away in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 03/09/2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the
death of Margaret Mae Rhind, beloved wife of the
late Bev Rhind, loving mother of Jack Adrian
(Lisa) of Smith's, Bermuda, and David Cameron
(Carol) of Dartmouth, N.S., in her 85th year of
Virginia Avenue, Dartmouth, on Sept. 3, 2010.
A memorial service will be held at Woodlawn
United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth on
Thursday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may
be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 73 Tacoma
Drive Suite 805, Dartmouth, B2W 3Y6,
www.cancer.ca/nova scotia.aspx.
She also leaves to cherish her memory
grandchildren, Jennifer Haworth (Bryan), Jason
and Sean; nieces, Penny Parsons (Robert), Joy
MacInnis; nephews, Lorway MacIver (Lise) and the
late Teddy MacIver (Georgina), as well as
greatnieces, Lynn, Janice, Cheryl, Janine,
Michelle and LauraLee and greatnephews, Glen,
Grant, Robbie, Ward and Adam; very special friend
Joan Cameron and other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.
A special thank you to the wonderful people involved in her palliative care.

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Dr. Claude 'Doc' LeBlanc

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 16/04/1932

Passed away in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Passed away on: 03/09/2010

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the
passing of husband and father Dr. Claude (Doc)
LeBlanc, who died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the
age of 78.
Born April 16, 1932 in Sydney, N.S., on Cape
Breton Island, Claude fell in love with the Rocky
Mountains and made Calgary his home.
Claude will be missed by his wife of 50 years,
Sandra; his children, Mark (wife Terri,
granddaughter Alex and grandson Tanner), Paul
(grandsons, Blake and Ross) and JD (wife Jean).
Of his immediate siblings, Claude is survived by
sisters, Sister Therese (Marie), Elaine, Anne
Celeste, Marguerite, Roland and Paul; cousin,
Frank LeBlanc (wife Gayle), and his extended
family of friends and their children.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers and
sisters from Cape Breton; Claude was one of 24
and grew up in the post-war Maritimes. With a
series of scholarships, he managed to earn his
way into College St. Anne for undergraduate
degrees and then the University of Ottawa for
medicine where he earned his MD and LMCC. His
devotion to and love of medicine emanated from
the loss of his mother at childbirth. It was this
same love and devotion, but this time to the
Rockies, that led to Calgary, where he built a
diverse medical practice, in becoming Chief of
Staff at the Holy Cross and Rockyview hospitals
and teaching medicine through the University of
Calgary.
He and Sandra formed a loving family upon which a
deep and broad base of friends evolved. His
passion for the mountains led him into hiking,
downhill and backcountry skiing. With family and
friends, he worked his way through just about
every hike there was in the Rockies. His passions
in life were family, friends, medicine and the
mountains.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, 5340-4th St., S.W., Calgary,
Alta., on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at 1 p.m.
Forward condolences through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made
directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of
Alberta, 200, 119-14th St., N.W., Calgary, Alta.,
T2N 1Z6; 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Claude LeBlanc, a tree will
be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial
Chapel, 5008 Elbow Dr., S.W., Calgary, Alta.,
1-800-661-1599.

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



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