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Subject: [NS-CB] Cape Breton Deaths January 07, 2014 Tuesday
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 05:59:10 -0800


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Cape Breton Deaths January 07, 2014 Tuesday

There were obituaries published today

Charles Leroy “Buddy” Clements -
Louis Michael Peck - 19 yrs
Karl Phillip Oakley -
Irene Frances Pratt - 82 yrs
Marie Ann Kelly - 77 yrs
Edna (MacAulay) MacKeigan - 92 yrs
Catherine Ann “Marie” MacLean - 82 yrs
George William Wadden Sr. - 60 yrs
William “Gareth” Drinnan - 62 yrs
Frances Ethel Peinsznski - 85 yrs



Charles 'Buddy' Clements

Passed in: Glace Bay

Passed on: January 6th, 2014

We, the family of Charles 'Buddy' Leroy Clements regret to announce his passing on Jan. 6, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Visitation will be at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Times to be announced.



Louis Michael Peck



Born In: Sydney

Passed in: Eskasoni
Passed on: January 2nd, 2014

Louis Michael Peck, 19, of 4510 Shore Rd., Eskasoni, formerly of Logan Drive, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, suddenly at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Kirk Peck Sr. of Eskasoni and the late Martha (Herney) Treige.
He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni.
Louis was presently enrolled at UTEC, Unamaki Training Education Centre. Louis enjoyed playing video games and loved to play his guitar, especially when jamming with his friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Kassie and a son, James; partner Kass Bernard, the mother of his children; two sisters, Kate and Taite; four brothers, Rio, Kirk Jr. (Jody Johnson), Timmy and Kendrick; nephew John Alby; both grandmothers, Louise Poulette and Jane Rose Peck, all of Eskasoni. Also survived by numerous cousins, several uncles and aunts and godfather George Herney.
He was predeceased by a sister Tara, also by godmother Catherine Herney and grandfather Louis ‘Oboy’ Herney.
Visitation for the late Mr. Peck will take place after 7 p.m. at his father’s residence, 4512 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Eskasoni.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.




Karl Phillip Oakley



Born In: Mira Road

Passed in: Mira Road Sydney
Passed on: January 4th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing or Karl Phillip Oakley on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Karl passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Karl was born on Mira Road and was the son of the late James and Jemima (Howard) Oakley.
Karl’s working career was spent as a bricklayer in the Oakley family business. Karl was a kind a generous man who found much joy in the many simple pleasures of life, always putting himself last. Enjoying card games, long Sunday drives and friendly and teasing conversations were a few things that he delighted in most about life. He was a loyal brother, wonderful uncle and friend who was there to help anyone in need. There was always a smile on his lips and twinkle in his sky blue eyes. Our kind soul will be always missed and never forgotten.
He will be sadly missed by his loving and caring sisters, Clara Pace and Laurel (Frank) Buckingham, both of Sydney; brothers, Gerald (Bessie), Murray and Walter (Jean); dear friend and companion Rose ‘Rosa’ MacLeod and many nieces and nephews..
Karl was predeceased by sister, Ellen (Francis) Oakley, brothers, Wilfred ‘Bobby’ (Margaret) and Howard (Florence) and brother-in-law, Roy Pace.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Rev. Bill Burke will officiate. Interment at a later date.
Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
“Rest in peace Karl as you reunite with your cherished Mom and Dad.”




Irene Pratt

Born In: Dominion

Born: March 3rd, 1931

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 5th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, and sister, Irene Pratt, a long time resident of Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home, on January 5th, 2014 at the age of 82.
Born in Dominion on March 3rd, 1931, she was the oldest daughter of the late William and Mary (Smith) Bennett.
In her earlier years, Irene worked as a waitress at the Rendezvous Restaurant, the Glace Bay Hotel, and House of Wong and also as a seamstress in Ontario. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary- Branch 78 Legion, Dominion and the CWL- Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport. Irene had a passion for baking and sewing. She was a mother to many foster children. She was a kind, loving “Gramma” to her grandchildren whom she cherished.
Irene is survived by her three sons, Billy (Linda), Wayne (Julie), David (Carmella); eight grandchildren, Cheryl (Troy), Cara (Phil), Melissa (Johnny), Ashley (Adam), Bryan (Allison), Jamie Leigh, Klint (Jennifer) and Taylor along with ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sister, Vivian (Tom) McDonald, several nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.
Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband, Alex and her brother, Gordon Bennett.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
A funeral mass of celebration will take place on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Fr. Danny Boudreau officiating. A burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, Bridgeport. All are invited to join the family for a reception in the church hall.
Donations may be made the Arthritis Society in Irene’s memory.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
We would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home and to all those who cared for our mother in her later years.




Marie Ann Kelly



Born In: Reserve Mines
Born: January 8th, 1936

Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: January 6th, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother and loving wife, Marie Kelly with her family by her side at the Glace Bay General Hospital, on January 6, 2014.
Marie was born in Reserve Mines on January 8, 1936 to Angelo Shibinetti and Victoria Vandermerrin.
Marie was a devoted wife and mother. She was a very quiet and private individual. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as a caring and giving person who always put other people’s needs first before her own.
Marie is survived by her husband, Dennis Kelly; six children, Vicky (Raymond) Conron, Brenda (JJ) Campbell, Ronnie (Arlene) Kelly, Robert (Telaina) Kelly, Angela (Douglas) MacDonald and Sherrie (David) Scott; sisters, Diane Peterson and Jean Caume; and 13 grandchildren.
Marie was predeceased by brothers Arthur, Robert, Joseph; twin sister Louise Thomas, Laura Gallant, and Vickie.
The family wishes to thank those who visited and cared for Marie during her lengthy illness, especially the ground floor staff of the Seaview Manor, and the nursing staff on 3 West Floor of the Glace Bay General Hospital.
As per Marie’s request, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will held for immediate family at a later date.



Edna MacKeigan (MacAulay)

Passed in: Mira

Passed on: January 5th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Edna MacKeigan, age 92, of Hillside Mira on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Florence MacAulay.
Edna grew up in the community of Catalone and was educated in the one room schoolhouse, where she later taught for a short while. She was also a member of St. James Presbyterian Church of Catalone. Later, Edna married and moved to Hillside Mira, where she resided until 2012. There, she dedicated her life to family, farm, church and community. In 1954, Edna joined the MacLeod Auxiliary of Women's Missionary Society, serving as president and secretary. Over the following 50 plus years, she held various offices in the Sydney Chapter and later, the Cape Breton Presbyterial District. Other church groups were, the Daily Vacation Bible School (served for over 27 years), the Ladies Auxiliary of the Union Church, the Camp MacLeod Committee and the Mira Ferry Fair Committee for 70 plus years, also serving as camp ambassador. Her activities did not end there, she was a member of the Canadian Bible Society and the Christian Women's Temperance Union, Hillside Helpers Club. A very dedicated member of the community, Edna volunteered at clinics, the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive, St. John Ambulance, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Albert Bridge Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a source of information for the community, writing for the Louisbourg Seagull for awhile. In recognition of her services to the community, Edna was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002. She also received numerous certificates in recognition of services given to the church and community. Edna will be a big loss to her family and community.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Norman; sons, David, Stewart, John and Donald; daughter, Florence; and grandson, Ian.
Edna is survived by her sons, Malcolm (Lynn), Ontario and Arthur, Regina. Sask.; daughters, Flora MacRae, Sydney, Marjorie MacKeigan (Blaise Mombourquette), Hillside Mira, Kay (Edward) Lund, Front Lake Road, Norma (Angus) MacAskill, Westmount and Barbara MacKeigan, Hillside Mira; grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Lindsay, Stacy, Alison, Kim, Cindy and Mikaela; great-grandchildren, Brock, True, Preston, Hunter, Jeremy, Tyler and Adin. Also survived by her sister, Isabel Hall; brother, Norman MacAulay; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Union Presbyterian Church, Albert Bridge on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Lydia MacKinnon officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials in memory of Edna may be made to Oakfield Cemetery and Union Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail .




Catherine 'Marie' MacLean

Passed on: January 5th, 2014

Wife, mother, and grandmother, 82 years, of Washabuck, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family early on Jan. 5, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late Stephen John and Kathleen MacNeil.
She was predeceased by her husband, Archie, her parents, and her siblings, Buddy MacNeil and Kaye MacNeil.
She is survived by her half brother John MacNeil, Sydney Mines, N.S.; her half sister Mary MacInnis, London, Ont.; her children Darlene (Gerard), Beverly, Karen, Daniel (Frances), Jeanette (Paul). Grandchildren, Malcolm, Lyndsay, Jenny, Joshua, Brianna, Nathan, Ben and Patrick, Marie’s ‘Gaelic grandson’, also survive Marie.
Marie was passionate about her culture, faith, community and family. She was active in the Holy Rosary Altar Society, Home and School and was a willing volunteer to assist in community functions.
Marie was fluent in the Gaelic language and was a fervent supporter of keeping the language alive. She communicated with her peers in the community teaching and always learning the subtle intricacies of the language and she continued teaching interested young people.
Marie enjoyed the company of others and was humbled and honored, to have been considered a friend by many. If Marie had a Facebook profile, she would have still been accepting friend requests. Marie worked at a number of jobs through her life, most of which exacted a physical toll from the labor involved. She would not have given up any of those opportunities as each one opened the world to her in a different way. Marie and Archie’s place in Washabuck always had an open door with Marie the primary entertainment coordinator and welcoming committee. People could be expected to drop in day or night for a visit, a game of crib, darts or just grilled cheese sandwiches. Age appropriate lunches, tea and libations were always on hand. Marie also provided free advice whether you wanted it or not. If the topic was brought up it meant there was an opportunity to offer insight.
Many new babies were wrapped in the finely knitted baby blankets borne from Marie’s arthritic hands. All God’s creatures ... Marie loved most of them. From kind words and treats for the little birds, cats and dogs, to encouragement for Cobas’ and Bessie, the milk cows, coming in from the pasture and the outright awe and admiration for the noble steeds of Spruce Meadows and the hay fields.
Marie was strong to the end and left on a high after winning two games of crib against Karen just prior to her death. Foul play has been ruled out on this one. Marie was cool before cool was cool. It wasn’t so much how she was doing, but how you were doing which was important to Marie.
A visitation will be held at the Iona Hall Friday, Jan. 10 from 5-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Columba Church, Iona, with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Marie’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’s Funeral Home, Baddeck.
“S’ith is Fois dha h-Anam”
Peace and rest to her soul.




George Wadden Sr.

Born In: Glace Bay


Passed in: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 16th, 2013

George Wadden Sr., age 60, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013 in Surrey B.C.
Born in Glace Bay to the late Allenby and Wilma Wadden.
His early years were spent in Glace Bay and after graduation he worked with Canada Post for over 16 years before moving to B.C. in the early 80's.
He is survived by his children George Jr. (Alison), Debbie; four grandchildren and his sister Sharon (Lonnie).
Besides his parents George was predeceased by wife Barbara; infant son Benjamin and brother Allenby Jr.
Cremation has taken place in Surrey. At the families request there will be no funeral. Burial will be at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to Sharon at and the family home on Foundry Street.



William 'Gareth' Drinnan

Born In: Wales

Born: August 4th, 1951

Passed in: Big Baddeck
Passed on: December 29th, 2013

(William) Gareth Drinnan, 62, passed away Dec. 29, 2013.
Gareth was born in Conwy, Wales, Aug. 4, 1951.
Gareth worked at the Department of Transportation for 33 years. He was president of The Nova Scotia Highway workers union CUPE Local 1867 for 18 years. During his tenure as president Gareth represented his union on numerous boards and committees; including the Nova Scotia public service long term disability plan trust, the government master committee on health and safety and the government diversity round table committee. Gareth's greatest joy in life was helping others. He will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his best friend, Cynthia and daughter, Thia; brothers, Phillip (Jackie), Malcolm (Evie), Roy; sister, Faith (Donald); and many nieces and nephews who he loved very much.
Predeceased by daughter Tracy Anne, mother Marjorie, and father Roy.
In keeping with Gareth's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of MacAskill Funeral Home Baddeck. There will be a “Celebration of Life” at a later date
Donations may be made to Baddeck Valley 4-H Club or Baddeck Valley Community Hall.




Frances Ethel Peinsznski

85, North Sydney/Formerly of Dutch Brook/Sydney
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and aunt, Frances Ethel Peinsznski, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney, Frances was the daughter of the late Dan and Jane (MacEachern) MacInnis of Alexandra Street. She worked at Eastern Bakeries for many years and then Kentucky Fried Chicken in Sydney River. She was a very loving mother whose strong sense of humour always shone through .Left to mourn this great loss are her two daughters Paula (Charlie MacDonald), North Sydney, with whom she resided, and Donna (Donnie Peters), Mira Road, and son Danny, Dutch Brook; as well as grandchildren Jamie (Brittany Gwynn), Steven and Thomas and great-grandchildren Jonathan, Ciara and Layla, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband John; son Johnny, sisters Margaret, Mary and Cecilia, Lily, Shirley, Theresa ‘Nuddy’, and Delores, brothers Jimmie, Donald, Alex and Johnnie Dan. As per Mom’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. A reception will follow in the church basement. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com. A golden heart stopped beating, a beautiful smile at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.


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