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Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths April 06, 2013 Saturday
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2013 04:23:41 -0700

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Cape Breton Deaths April 06, 2013 Saturday

There are 8 obituaries published today

Annie Isabel McEachern - 91 yrs
Daniel 'Gunter' Richardson - 36 yrs
Melvin McNabb - 63 yrs
Millicent Pauline MacDonald - 85 yrs
John 'Brud' Penney - 83 yrs
Edna MacLeod - 88 yrs
Bonnie Doreen Wareham - 66 yrs
Samuel E. Keeling - 81 yrs

Annie McEachern

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: April 5th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved
mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, Annie Isabel
McEachern. Annie peacefully passed away at her home on Friday April
5, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Ada MacIntyre.
Annie was a member of the Parish Church of St. Leonard. She was a
devout catholic whose faith gave her and her loved ones great
strength until God called her home. She was a kind and caring person
who loved spending time with her family and friends. Namely, her
Saturday shopping trips with her daughters and cards with her friends
at the Pensioners' Club in New Waterford and Gardiner Mines. Annie
touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.
She will always be remembered for her outgoing nature, wonderful
sense of humor, and her strong commitment to her family. Annie will
be truly missed.
Surviving are daughters Terrina (Austin) Doyle, Isabel (Harold)
MacDonald, Ann Marie (Aubrey) MacSween, Catherine (Louie) Graham,
Marsha (David) Smith, Martha (Abe) MacDonald; sons, Danny (Ruth)
McEachern, Fred (Brenda) McEachern, all of New Waterford; 27
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her buddy,
Frisky, the cat. Annie was the last surviving member of her immediate
Annie was predeceased by her husband Dan Joseph McEachern; brothers
John, Alex and Duncan MacIntyre; sister Margaret Wood; granddaughter,
Sharon Ann MacSween; grandson Michael McEachern; great-grandson,
Christopher McEachern.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral
mass of celebration will take place Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in the
Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Ray
Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society or the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

Daniel 'Gunter' Richardson

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: April 4th, 2013

We, the family, regret to announce the passing of Daniel Spencer
Richardson, 36, of New Waterford on April 4, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of Roy Richardson and Cindy (MacDonald) Latham.
Danny was a chef for 17 years working at the Bonnie Prince and more
recently, the Holiday Inn in Sydney. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and
sports; namely, hockey. His favourite team since childhood was the
Chicago Blackhawks. Danny was most known for being a great dad who
lived for his children. He will be truly missed by all.
Surviving are his common-law wife, Emily Upchurch; daughter Emily
Richardson; son Alex Richardson and their mother, Nicole White;
stepchildren Nicholas and Niaomi Upchurch; son, Daniel Spencer
Richardson Jr.; daughter Adereanna Joyce Richardson; stepmother Donna
(Chipman) Richardson; former stepmother, Barbara Roach; maternal
grandmother Minnie MacDonald; brother Darrick (Tina) Richardson;
sister Lindsay Latham; niece Alyssa Richardson; nephew Camryn
Richardson; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Danny was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joe MacDonald and
paternal grandparents, Roy and Mary Richardson.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J.
McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral
service will be held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel
with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

Melvin McNabb

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: April 4th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, wish to announce the
passing of Melvin Joseph McNabb on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay and a life long resident of Reserve Mines, Melvin
was the son of Cecilia (MacDougall) McNabb and the late Daniel McNabb.
Melvin was a carpenter by trade and in his younger years he enjoyed
hunting and fishing. He was a very private and quiet man.
Besides his mother, Melvin is survived by four sisters, Beverly
(Keith) Doiron, Theresa (Frank) Reade, Corinne (Randy) McKiel, all of
New Brunswick, Aileen (Nick) MacDonald, Lower Sackville; one brother,
Sheldon (Jolene), Reserve Mines, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his father, Melvin was predeceased by his brother, Sandy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the
direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace
Bay. A private service will be held in the funeral home chapel with
Rev. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy for Melvin, memorial donations in his
memory may be made to palliative care or the V.O.N.
On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the
C.B.R.H., palliative care and the V.O.N.; especially Nancy who was
with Mel from the beginning of his illness; for the exceptional care
he received.

Millicent MacDonald

Born In: Sydney
Born: December 10th, 1927

Passed on: April 2nd, 2013

Our beloved mother, Millicent Pauline MacDonald passed away at the
age of 85 in Halifax on April 2, 2013.
She was born in Sydney on Dec. 10, 1927.
She was predeceased by her parents, Horatio and Mae Champion;
husband, Leonard and brothers, Howard, Milton and Ed.
She is survived by her loving family: sister, Vida Anthony, Elmsdale;
brother, Bill (Sandra) Champion, Sydney; daughters, Janice (John)
MacKay, Bedford and Deborah Xidos, Halifax; son Bruce (Dianne Garry)
MacDonald, Winlaw, B.C.; grandchildren, Aliesja, Melissa, Andree,
Tessa, Eleni, Emmanuel, Kyle and Ian and great-grandchildren, Madden,
Amelia, Jack and Ryan.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to Pauline's friends
as well as the staff at Melville Gardens in Halifax. A graveside
service and reception will be held in Sydney later this spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Canadian Diabetes Association.

John 'Brud' Penney

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed on: April 2nd, 2013

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John 'Brud' Penney
on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by
his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John and Florence
(Kennedy) Penney.
Brud lived for his family. He was affectionately known as Gran by
everyone. No matter what his children or grandchildren were doing he
wanted to be involved and support them. He took much pleasure in
going to town and visiting his friends. Whether it was work or
leisure Gran did everything with love and passion. He will be greatly
missed and remembered as a kind and loving man, who put others before
himself. He worked for 38 years with Devco in mines 12, 20 and 26.
For his last 10 years with Devco he worked security and enjoyed every
minute of it.
Brud is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Florence Campbell
'Fin'; one daughter, Cathy (Danny) LeForte; one son, Ronnie; special
nephew, Jerry (Kay) Penney; grandchildren, Cheryl (Craig), Dale,
Brad, Kendra, Courtney; one brother, Greg (Viola), USA; his best
buddy, Duke; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son, Jerry and Fins Joey.
Visitation will be on Sunday, April 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Curry's
Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass celebrating
Brud's life will be on Monday, April 8, at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's
Church. The Rev Leo Boone will be officiating.
Donations may be made to the Lung Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.

Edna MacLeod

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: April 3rd, 2013

Edna Frances MacLeod, 88 of Celtic Court, formerly of Union Street,
died peacefully in her sleep on April 3, 2013 in her residence.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Gordon and
Frances (Ferguson) Taylor.
She attended Sydney Academy and then went on to Boston where she
attended Wilfred Academy and obtained her beautician's license;
returned to Sydney and operated her own business successfully for a
number of years on the Esplanade. Her devoted family and numerous
friends all will miss her dearly; particularly at bridge and 45s card
games in which she took part for over 60 years. Edna's baking will be
remembered just as fondly.
She is survived by her stepson, Stuart (Noni) MacLeod, Northside East
Bay; daughters, Frances (Philip) Carswell, Gabarus Lake, Kinnon
(Michael) Sutherland, Bedford; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Dawn,
Leslee, Robert, Matthew, Christina, Taylor, Keigan; eight
great-grandchildren, Lauchie, Marlee, Malcolm, Amanda, Paige, Davis,
Loren and Kate. Also surviving are brothers, Edison (Adelaide)
Taylor, Bedford, Jim (Valerie Serroul) Taylor, Sydney; sister, Beryl
(George) Samson, Sydney River, also by several cousins, nieces and
She was predeceased by her husband Stuart in 2000; two daughters in
infancy; three sisters, Margaret Jordan, Muriel MacLean and Brenda
Jefferson and brothers, Everett and Art.
Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday,
April 12 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday,
April 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Sydney River United Protestant Church
with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment to follow in Hardwood
Hill Cemetery, Sydney.
The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care provided to Edna
by the staff at Celtic Court.
Donations to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian
Diabetes Association.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.

Bonnie Wareham

Born In: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Born: April 3rd, 1946

Passed on: March 29th, 2013

Bonnie Doreen Wareham, 66, passed away on Good Friday, March 29,
2013, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, N.S.
Her impassioned battle against multiple sclerosis began 32 years ago.
Bonnie's vigorous will to live, unwavering optimism, and the love of
family, friends, and many supporters carried her through her
difficult disease. She always displayed a hopeful outlook on life,
never feeling down or frittering away time on self-pity. Quite
simply, she loved her life just the way it was. Bonnie displayed
grace at all times, demonstrated kindness toward everyone, and was
masterful with her wit and charm. Everyone who had the pleasure of
getting to know Bonnie, even during the briefest encounters, came
away with valuable life lessons.
Bonnie was born on April 3, 1946, in Woodstock, Ont., to Arthur and
Ruby (Windsor) Burry. Growing up in Woodstock, she graduated from
Woodstock Collegiate Institute in 1963. After high school she
attended the Ontario Vocational Centre (Fanshawe College), graduating
as a computer keypunch operator. Soon after she began working at
Harvey Woods Ltd. as a keypunch operator. After starting her family,
Bonnie worked as the general manager of the Matador Steakhouse and
Tavern in Cambridge, Ont., where her early righteousness and courage
were put on display after serving as the key witness in the
conviction and jailing of organized-crime members following an
attempted robbery of the business.
Bonnie adored her husband, Clyde, with whom she spent 43 years. After
moving to Cape Breton, N.S., in 1974, Bonnie worked hard to build a
series of small businesses with Clyde. They founded Premium
Distributors Ltd., for which Bonnie diligently managed all the office
and financial aspects of the business. She adapted readily to several
industries in which the business undertook, including magazine
distribution, greenhouse operations, and manufacturing of mining and
textile products. Bonnie's community activities in Sydney were
She was a member of Trinity United Church, where she participated in
countless charity bake sales and potluck suppers, raising money for
the poor and assisting new immigrants to Canada. She was a popular
leader with youth organizations such as the Girl Guides of Canada,
4-H Club, the cheerleaders of Ashby School, and St. Theresa's Youth
Long before the onset of her illness, Bonnie was an avid fundraiser
for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Heart and Stroke
Foundation, and the Cancer Society. Bonnie's zest for life was
exhibited in many ways. She faithfully cared for family and friends
through delicious cooking and baking from scratch. Even at times when
she was not able to be hands-on, she always made certain that her
recipes were prepared according to her exacting instructions. Bonnie
also got great joy from listening to music; she was well known for
her love of rock and roll and her philosophy of louder always being
better. She loved dancing, fast cars, and played all varieties of
games and cards, especially with her family and close friends. She
treasured camping with her family on the northeastern shores of Cape
Breton and in Wreck Cove, where many family memories live on. She had
a deep passion for gardening and got great satisfaction in the fresh
fruits and vegetables she grew for her family to enjoy; for her there
was nothing better than putting her hands in the dirt.
Bonnie's family would like to extend special thanks to those whose
major medical contributions allowed her to fully enjoy the life she
loved: Dr. Mohan Singh Virick in Sydney; Dr. Jock Murray in Halifax;
LPN Cecile MacAulay in Sydney; LPN Ellen "More-or-Less" Moore in
Sydney; Lucille Smithson in London, Ont.; Dr. Christine Short in
Halifax; and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Countless more
supporters, caregivers, and medical experts helped Bonnie over the
years; although the family regrets that they can't name you all, we
will be forever grateful.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ruby Burry.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde, of Beaverbank, N.S.; her son,
Paul (Mana), Bedford, N.S.; her daughters, Stacy Medeiros (Henry) of
Kitchener, Ont. and Marina Patterson (Noel) of Owen Sound, Ont. and
her grandchildren James, Jacob, and Jocelyn; her brother, Kevin
Burry; and her husband's children Linda Wareham-Benedict (Ben),
London, Ont.; Walter Wareham (Misun Kim), Edmonton; and Margret
Wareham, London, Ont.; and grandchildren, Nicole, Jennifer, and
Throughout her life, Bonnie maintained a sweet and simple demeanor
that won the trust and hearts of many. Her signature gift of joy,
shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking, will never
be forgotten.
A memorial service will be held at Bonnie's home at 377 Laurel Ridge
Dr., Beaverbank on Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and
is open to all of Bonnie's family and friends.
As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate it if
donations would be made in Bonnie's memory to promising research in
the reversal of MS symptoms through the leadership of the Myelin
Repair Foundation: www.myelinrepair.org, 18809 Cox Ave., Suite 190,
Saratoga, CA 95070, 1-877-863-4967.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main
Street, Middleton, N.S. (902) 825-3448.
Condolences may be posted on Bonnie's online guest book at

Samuel Keeling

Born In: Florence

Passed on: April 3rd, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear
father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Samuel E. Keeling.
After a brief illness, he passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April
3, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence, Sam was the son of the late Samuel and Ethel
Keeling. He was a very active member of St. Stephen's parish,
Florence, his entire life.
Sam worked with the Department of Transportation for 45 years. He was
a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, an honorary
member of the 4th Degree 2024, and fulfilled the position of Grand
Knight for several years.
He was an avid curler for many years and was a member at curling
clubs in Sydney Mines, North Sydney and Sydney. In his retirement
years he was the volunteer caretaker along with his good friend,
Chuck Porter, for St. Stephen's Cemetery. He and Chuck took great
pride in the appearance of the graveyard. He was an ardent lover of
the outdoors in all seasons. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to
be mowing a lawn while keeping an eye on the kids and grandkids
enjoying the pool or engaging in a competitive tennis match. Both Mom
and Dad spent many enjoyable hours on the boardwalk in Baddeck, and
on the beaches of Ingonish.
Sam is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Leora 'Tootie'
MacLean; children, Clifford, Alberta, Donnie (Paula), Billy (Ann),
Cindy (Jim) Wallace, Michael (Michele), Michele (Lloyd) Fraser, and
Sheila (Kurt) Kublek, along with many grandchildren and great
grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Also left to mourn are his
sisters, Mary Stapleton, Edna (William) MacDonald, Helen (Ralph)
MacKinnon and Anne Marie (Frank) MacCormick; his brother, Patrick and
sister-in-law, Jean MacLean. All of Sam's siblings who live away were
able to visit with Dad during his illness.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ralph; infant
daughter, Heather and loving granddaughter, Kelsey.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr.
John Kirkpatrick, Laura Smith and Marilyn MacAulay for their
exemplary care and consideration provided to our father in the past
years, and through his recent illness. As well, thanks to the nurses
of Four West at the Northside General and palliative care doctors for
the gentle care and kindness, which allowed Dad to die with peace and
Visitation for Sam Keeling will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral
Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2-4 &
7-9 p.m. A mass of celebration will take place at St. Stephen's
Church, Florence on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Thomas
John officiating. A reception will be held in the Florence Legion,
after the mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Sam's memory be
made to the St. Stephen's Cemetery Fund or Palliative Care.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.

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