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From: (Carol MacLean)
Subject: December 07, 2004 Deaths
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:18:47 -0800

Cape Breton Deaths December 07, 2004

ROY ANSLEM GOULD - 1946-2004 - Membertou, Cape Brerton - It is with great
sadness was announce the passing of Roy Anslem Gould of Bradley Street,
Membertou, Cape Breton on Sunday December 5, 2004. Born in Sydney on Feb.
4, 1946, he was the son of the late Virginia Gould of Membertou. Roy had a
varied and distinguished career as a journalist, publisher, host
co-ordinator, facilitator, entrepreneur, and elected official. Having
begun his career in 1963 at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney, Roy worked as a
development and liaison officer before being elected the youngest chief in
Canada in 1969 at the age of 23. Roy went on to the founder, publisher and
executive director of the MicMac News and the Native Communications Society
of Nova Scotia. Besides operating his own restaurant, Roy's Place, he went
on to serve his community of Membertou as elected councillor from 1991 to
1998 and again from 2002 until present. Roy also had been the
co-ordinator of the annual Treaty Day celebrations in Halifax, and past
co-ordinator of the annual Wallace Bernard Memorial Youth Hockey
Tournament. During his career, Roy also organized and opened the first
Native Friendship Centre in Halifax in 1972 and from 1970-1974, produced
and hosted the first Mi'Kmaq radio show of native issues for radio stations
in Nova Scotia. Appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission from
1969-1975, Roy later served on the School Board of Commissioners for the
former CIty of Sydney. Roy also served on the organizing committee for the
1985 Papal Visit to Halifax, and has also co-chaired the Nova Scotia Indian
Summer Games. Serving on both the St. Ann'e Mission Church and St. Anthony
Daniel Parish councils, roy has also been an active member ot the Membertou
Seniors Committe and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Sydney. Roy is
survived by his son Glen Gould of Vancouver, brothers Clarence (Lorraine)
and Duncan, both of Membertou, four grandchildren Na'Ku'set, Muin, Nepewisk
Gould and Aaron Francis, all of Vancouver, BC, by aunt Margaret (MacDonald)
Gould of Westmount, newphews Clary and Adam of Membertou, and Calvin
Stevens of Eskasoni, nieces Lee Marie and Tanya of Membertou, Elaine of
Halifax, and numerous godchildren, extended family and friends, too
numerous to mention. Roy was predeceased by his mother Virginia Gould of
Membertou, grandparents Mary Ann and Stephen Gould, uncles Charlie and
Frank Gould, and nephew Paul Gould, all of Membertou. Visitation for the
late Mr. Gould will take place at his residence at 52 Bradley Street in
Membertou at 7 pm Thursday December 9, continuing until his service at 11
am on Saturday December 11, at St., Anthony Daniel Church with Rev Paul
McGillivray officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney
Forks. After the interment, all are welcome to attend the Salite at the
Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Membertou. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the St. Ann's Mission Church Fund or the Membertou
Seniors Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family at:

AGNES CAROL "GIRLIE" BIRD - 1942-2004 - Glace Bay - It is with great
sadness we announce the passing of Agnes Carol Bird, 62, of 25 Gallant
Street in Glace Bay. She passed away Sunday December 5, 2004 at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in New Waterford, she was the
daughter of the late William and Remeguis (White) Fraser. Girlie loved to
camp in Ben Eoin. To know her, was to love her. She made an impression on
everyone she met. She found fault in no one and will be sadly missed by
all who knew her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and
friend. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert, daughter Donna
Marie (John Campbell) of Glace Bay, son Robert Charles of Eastern Passage,
brothers Charlie (Edna) Fraser of Glace Bay, Joe Fraser of Rexdale,
Ontario, Allister (twin) of New Waterford, sisters Carmel Fraser (Dennis)
of Alliston, Ontario, Mary Nurse of Halifax. Also surviving is a very
special granddaughter MacKenzie Tegan, who was loved dearly, nieces, Winna
Murphy of Glace Bay, Ruth Fraser of Enfield, NS. GIrlie was a caregiver
for many years for her sister-in-law Margaret Bird. Besides her parents,
she was predeceased by her brother Billy, Senley and Berald "Blackie".
Visitation for Mrs. Bird will be held Tuesday December 7, 2004 from 2-4 &
7-9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street in Glace Bay.
Mrs. BIrd will be transferred to the church at noon for a funeral service
on Wednesday at 2 pm at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Glace Bay, with Rev.
Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at:

THOMAS STEPHEN BURT - 53 - George's River - It is with great sadness that
we announce the peaceful passing of Thomas Stephen Burt at his home on
Sunday December 5, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Born in North Sydney on
Sep 5, 1961, he was the son of Emily (Bryan) Burt and the late Charles
Burt. Tom was employed with DEVCO until the time of his retirement in
1998. He was a founding member of the Northside Pleasure Horse Club, Cape
Breton Western Riders and the Maritime Barrel Racing Association. Tom was
active in the Northside 4-H Club, being a leader for many years. His
passion for horses led to the establishment of Sunrise Stables in 1985.
Tom was truly a family man, devoted to his sons, nieces and nephews. He
was groom and coach to his niece Stephanie and mentor to many others. Tom
will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 26 years, Karen (Johnstone)
Burt, sons Kenny and Stephen, his mother Emily, his sisters Shirely
(Victor) Jenkins, Sandy (Tom) Shinners and Charlene (Shaun) Clarke, brother
Brad (Maureen), mother-in-law Mamie Johnstone, brothers-in-law Lloyd
(Elaine) and Stewart (Susan), many nieces and nephews and his best friend
Blair Dugas. He was predeceased by his father Charles Burt and
father-in-law Roy Johnstone. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in
the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral
service will be held 2 pm on Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, North
Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside
cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist
Church or the VON.

ALFRED JOSEPH "JOEY" WRICE - 35 - Glace Bay - Joey Wrice, 35, of Glace Bay
passed away on December 4, 2004. Born June 19, 1969 in Glace Bay, he was a
son of Andrew "Ducie" and Sylvia (Blois) Wrice. He was a member of Holy
Cross Parish, and was employed with Nova Scotia Power Corp for four years.
Joey was a graduate of St. Michael's High senior class of 1989. He was an
avid dart player belonging to various leagues at Caledonia Athletic Club.
In his spare time he enjoyed recreational snowmobiling and was a member of
the Eastern Trail Blazers. Other hobbies included hunting, ice fishing and
any car race that he could take in. Besides his parents, he is survived by
his loving companion, Lynn Andrews and son and best friend Adam Joseph.
with whom playtime was a special priority, by his sister Rita (Todd)
Sheriff of Halifax, grandmother Mayme Wrice of Elmsdale, several aunts,
uncles, relatives and friends. He was predeceasead by his sister Nancy
Lee, grandparents Alfred and Christina Blois, and Joseph "Duce" Wrice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main Street
in Glace Bay, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 &
7-9 pm The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2 pm in Holy Cross
Church, with Rev. John Graham officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations
in Joey's memory may be made to the Adam Joseph Wrice Trust Fund.

EDITH CAVELL LEVATTE - 88 - Sydney - Edith Cavell LeVatte, 88, of Sydney,
passed away peacefully on Saturday December 4, 2004. Born in Sydney, she
was the daughter of the late James and Marion (Rockwood) LeVatte. She was
a member of Christ Church, Sydney. Edith was the last surviving member of
her immediate family. Edith is survived by several nieces and nephews and
two great-nieces and two great-nephews. She was predeceased by sisters
Ethel Grantmyre, Maude Buck and brothers Rev. Woodrow LeVatte, Harry
LeVatte, and Judge George LeVatte. By request of the family, there will be
no visitation. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm in Christ
Church with Rev. Fred Rymes officiating. In lieu of flowers, donation may
be made to a chairty of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to
the family at:

W. JOSEPH "TODDY" RICHARDSON - Formerly of Sydney - Jan 14, 1943-Dec 04,
2004 - With great sadness, the famiy of the late W. Joseph "Toddy"
Richardson announce his peaceful passing on Saturday December 4, 2004 at
his home in Deer Lake, NJ, in the presence of his loving family. He leaves
to mourn his wife, Rose (Blanchard), his sons Todd (Kim), Ted and Tim
(Nancy), grandchildren Tiffany and MIchey, all of Deer Lake. He also
leaves with fond and loving memories, his sister Brenda (Ray Burk), his
brother Vince (Judy), niece Heather, of Sydney, his sister Helen Lovett
(Wayne) of Dartmouth, his brother-in-law Allan Dunbrack, his three nieces
Amanda, Alana, and Heather of Cole Harbour, NS, and a nephew Adrian MacNeil
of Alberta. He was predeceased by his paretns, WIlfed and Helen (MacLean)
of Sydney, and his sister Heather Durbrack of Cole Harbour, NS. Visitation
will take place from Parsons Funearl Home, 62 Northmain Street, Deer Lake,
NJ, on Tuesday December 7, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The family will be
having a private service on Wednesday to celebrate his life. Interment to
follow at the family plot at Wights Road Catholic Section, Deer Lake, NJ.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake, NJ.

ELIZA STOCKLEY - 90 - St. Peter's - The death of Eliza Stockley, 90, of St.
Peter's, occirred at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, on Saturday
December 4, 2004. Born in Ingonish, she was the daughter of the late John
and Annie (Roberts) Stockley. She is survived by two sisters, Bessie
Murphy of Sydney, and Henrietta (MacRae) of Bible Hill. She is also
survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two
brothers, Arthur and George. Visitation will be in the Alex A. Morrison
Funeral Home, st. Peter's, on Tuesday from 2-9 pm. The funeral will be
held from St. Peter's United CHurch on Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev.
Roger Moore officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, St. Peter's.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral
Home, St. Peter's.

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