OBITS – MAR 15, 2011

Obituaries for March 15, 2011

  • Sylvia Googoo Sylvia Googoo, 57, Wagmatcook First Nation, passed away March 13, 2011, surrounded by family and friends at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Baddeck, N.S., she was daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Pierro) Googoo. She was a member of the…

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  • Angus MacAdam It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Angus Stephen MacAdam. Born in MacAdam’s Lake, C.B. April 9, 1920, son of the late Duncan MacAdam and Margaret Jane (Gillis) MacAdam. Dad began his career as one of the…

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  • Daniel L. Basker It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother, uncle and friend, Daniel Basker, on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Veteran’s Unit of Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Alexander and Veronica (Gouthro) Basker. Danny…

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  • Miranda (Brown) Cummings Following a courageous battle with cancer, Miranda Jane (Brown) Cummings, New Maryland, N.B., passed away peacefully at the Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton on March 14, 2011. Born Nov. 3, 1938 in Fredericton, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret (Phillips) Brown of Fredericton….

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OBIT – JOHN BORDEN MACDONALD

 

Little Johnny MacDonald born at Point Aconi and raised at Point Aconi and Alder Point

The passing of John (Little Johnny) MacDonald of Fredericton, NB, husband of Pauline (Drummond) MacDonald, occurred on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on April 13, 1923 in Point Aconi, Cape Breton, NS, he was a son of the late John and Louise (Godbout) MacDonald. John was a Veteran of WWII having served overseas with the Merchant Marine. He was affiliated with Nashwaaksis United Church. John was involved with Liberty Lodge in Ontario, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Past Patron and Past District Governor of Oromocto Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his daughters, Mary Jean MacDonald of Burlington, ON, Louise De Caire (Danny) of Dunnville, ON and Alice Horsley of Milton, ON; sons, Wayne of Oakville, ON, Rev. John (Vivian) of Florida, Danny (Gisele) of Fredericton, NB, Angus (Lina) of Stoney Creek, ON and Alexander (Rhonda) of Whitehorse, YK; step sons Darrell R. Carr(Diane) and Eric D. Carr (Dixie) both of Geary, NB four step grand children and one great grandchild; 13 grandchildren; great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by one great grandson; sisters, Walda and Louise MacDonald; brother, Alexander MacDonald.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 pm for a Legion Tribute Service. A Funeral Service will take place at Nashwaaksis United Church on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2 pm with Rev. Franklin Curtis officiating. Interment will take place in Preston Carr Cemetery, Geary in the spring. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be offered through http://www.yorkfh.com

STAY WHERE YOU ARE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 17.5 %

SHE’S BAD BYE

Island’s unemployment rate up two full percentage points from same time last year

 

Published on March 11, 2011

Published on March 11, 2011

Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post 

SYDNEY — Cape Breton’s unemployment rate stood at two percentage points higher in February than it was for the same month a year earlier, data from Statistics Canada shows.

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, Cape Breton , Nova Scotia , Halifax

The unemployment rate was 17.3 per cent, up from 15.3 per cent for the same month in 2010.

The unemployment rate in Cape Breton was 16.2 percent in January, up from 14.8 a year earlier.

The unemployment rate was 15.7 per cent in December, and hovered at or just below 15 per cent for much of the latter part of 2010.

Cape Breton’s labour force consisted of 61,200 in February — 50,600 employed and 10,600 unemployed.

That compared with 51,700 employed and 10,000 unemployed a month earlier. The labour force at this time last year was 58,800.

The Canadian economy created a fewer than expected 15,100 new jobs that included a decline in full-time work.

The small improvement in jobs overall, all part-time, was below expectations at 25,000 new jobs, but large enough to keep the unemployment rate stable.

Nova Scotia’s unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 9.5 per cent when compared to January. The unemployment rate in the province’s capital city of Halifax was also unchanged, at 6.7.

Regionally, the unemployment rate in Prince Edward Island was 11.7 per cent, in Newfoundland it was 12.8 per cent, and New Brunswick registered a rate of 9.8 per cent.

The monthly employment figures for specific regions of Canada, such as Cape Breton, are determined by a three-month moving average of unemployment rates unadjusted for seasonality, while national and provincial numbers reflect monthly numbers that are seasonally adjusted.

(Courtesy Cape Breton Post)

US STATES AND COUNTIES

There are 50 states in the Union. All but one are sub-divided into counties. Which state does not have counties?
First correct answer gets to ride on the inaugural Canadian Shuttle to the moon. CAPER

TODAY – MAR 14, 2011 – IN CANADIAN HISTORY

On This Day

March 14

maple leaf Today's Canadian Headline...
1923 WORLD'S FIRST HOCKEY BROADCAST
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
Regina Saskatchewan – Pete Parker, of CKCK Radio Regina, does the world’s first play-by-play radio broadcast of a professional hockey game, as Edmonton beats Regina 1-0.
1969

And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...

Megan Follows 1969-
actress, was born on this day at Toronto Ontario in 1969. Follows started her acting career doing commercials at age 9; she is best known for her role as Anne Shirley in Anne of Avonlea (Gemini 1987) and Anne of Green Gables (Gemini 1985). Her father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha are all actors; her other sister, Edwina, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence is a producer. She has appeared recently at Stratford in Romeo and Juliet.

1868

In Other Canadian Birthdays...

Emily Murphy 1868-1933
journalist, judge, was born on this day at Cookstown Ontario in 1868; died in Edmonton in 1933. A newspaper writer (Janey Canuck), Murphy was appointed police magistrate for Edmonton in 1916, making her the British Empire’s and Canada’s first female judge. She was one of those women who took part in the symbolic Persons Case before Britain’s Privy Council in 1929, to confirm that women were indeed ‘persons’ under the BNA Act.
Also K. C. (Kenneth Colin) Irving 1899-1992
entrepreneur, was born on this day at Buchtouche, NB in 1899; dies Dec 13, 1992 in Saint John. Irving’s vast business empire still dominates the economy of New Brunswick, where he at one time employed 1 out of every 12 workers.

 

In Other Events…
1997 Quebec Quebec – Quebec City Chamber of Commerce spends $500,000 for 20-room house formerly used by ex-Premier Jacques Parizeau as an official residence; Lucien Bouchard refused to move in.
1991 Munich Germany – Kurt Browning wins third consecutive World Figure Skating title over Victor Petrenko of Soviet Union; from Caroline, Alberta
1984 Ottawa Ontario – Marc Garneau 1949- named first Canadian to go into space; member of the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian Astronaut Program.
1979 Edmonton Alberta – Peter Lougheed 1928- wins third term in provincial election.
1978 Ottawa Ontario – Statistics Canada reports unemployment passed the 1,000,000 mark in February for the first time.
1974 Quebec Quebec – Quebec to make French the official language of the province.
1970 Montreal Quebec – Eight Trinidad students convicted of conspiracy to obstruct computer centre at Sir George Williams University [now part of Concordia]; fined a total of $32,500 or up to four years in prison; ordered deported.
1969 Mill Village Nova Scotia – Canada opens second satellite-tracking ground station at Mill Village.
1966 Ottawa Ontario – Justice Wishart Flett Spence chairs Royal Commission to investigate Gerda Munsinger case and security risk; reports September, 1966.
1962 Detroit Michigan – Red Wings Gordie Howe the second NHLer to score 500 goals, after Maurice Richard.
1961 Toronto Ontario – Founding of Massey College, centre for graduate studies at the University of Toronto; Robertson Davies will be appointed Master.
1959 Ottawa Ontario – Prime Minister John Diefenbaker rejects Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood’s request for a royal commission on Newfoundland labor problems.
1946 Montreal Quebec – Labor-Progressive MP Fred Rose arrested for conspiracy to transmit wartime secrets to the Soviet Union; sentenced to 6 years in prison for spying; result of Gouzenko revelations.
1916 Regina Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan gives women the provincial vote.
1907 Quebec – Quebec government opens technical schools at Montreal and Quebec.
1903 Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage (Kenora) Thistles for Stanley Cup.
1899 Montreal Quebec – Montreal Shamrocks beat Queens University (Kingston) for the Stanley Cup.
1892 Ottawa Ontario – Government appoints Royal Commission to investigate the sale of liquor.
1879 Ottawa Ontario – Samuel Leonard Tilley 1818-1896 brings in average 25% tariff on US goods; if US repeals or lowers duties, Canada will match them. This is the Conservative Party’s National Policy of Protection.
1843 Victoria BC – James Douglas 1803-1877 lands at Clover Point on Vancouver Island with 15 men to build new Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Camosun (later Victoria); moving HBC trade headquarters from Fort Vancouver (now in Washington State)
1808 Quebec Quebec – Lower Canada House of Assembly expels Jewish member, Ezekiel Hart, for invalidating his oath by substituting the word ‘Jewish’ for ‘Christian’.
1782 Quebec Quebec – John Johnson 1742-1830 named Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.
1746 London England – Charles Knowles 1704-1777 appointed Governor of Cape Breton Island, serves from June 2, 1746 to November 30, 1747.


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OBITS – MAR 14, 2011

Obituaries for March 14, 2011

  • INEZ MARION-ERNST Inez Marion Ernst Inez Marion (MacGillivray) Ernst passed away on March 11, 2011, at the Cove Guest Home at the age of 101. She will be lovingly remembered by her six children, Muriel Williamson, Winnipeg, Gilbert, British Columbia, Eric, Balls Creek, Hazel Hillier, Dartmouth, Elizabeth Talbot, Sydney, Judith…

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  • ILEEN (WIESNER)-MACKAY Ileen (Wiesner) MacKay Ileen MacKay, 87, of Albert Bridge, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Emma (Miller) Hoelke. Ileen was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Albert Bridge. She is survived by sons, David…

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  • John Robert Rideout It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Rob Rideout, which occurred Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. A resident of Celtic Court, formerly of North Sydney, Rob was born in North Sydney. He was the only son of the late John…

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  • Thomas I. Reid It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Thomas I. Reid, 71, on Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Francis and Mary (Aucoin) Reid. Tommy was an employee of Devco for 42 years. His pastimes included Saturday night dancing,…

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  • Muriel Jane Conway It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel Jane Conway, 76, a resident of Cornwall Street, North Sydney, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family after a battle with cancer. Born in Grand Falls, N.L., May 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the…

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  • Marie C. ‘Dea’ Anderson It is with sadness that we announce the passing of well known North Sydney resident Marie Catherine ‘Dea’ Anderson, 89, resident of Meech Avenue, North Sydney, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Harbour View Hospital, Veterans Unit, Sydney Mines where she has been residing for the past year….

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  • Calvin Pottle It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our courageous husband, father, grandfather and friend Calvin Pottle at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, on March 12, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Calvin was the son of the late Clarence Pottle and Martha (Clark) Pottle. Calvin…

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  • Arthur Kelloway It is with the deepest of sorrow that we, the family of Arthur Kelloway, announce his passing at the Glace Bay Hospital on Friday, March 11, 2011, at 10:10 a.m. Born in Donkin, Arthur was a son of the late Wilson and Annetta (Green) Kelloway. Arthur was a very proud Devco miner, having worked…

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  • Michael James ‘Buddy’ MacDonald It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael James ‘Buddy’ MacDonald. Buddy passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family at his side on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Michael James and Mary (Cummings) MacDonald….

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  • Etta Ann (Frioult) MacNeil It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Etta Ann MacNeil on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Etta passed peacefully with family by her side after a courageous year long battle with cancer. She is survived by the love of her life and best friend of 52 years, Vincent; daughters, Celia,…

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FLORENCE PRIMARY AND GRADE ONE – 1956

Florence School – Combined Primary and Grade One (40 students)

Fill in the Blanks and e-mail me Please – CAPER

 

Starting with Row 1 in front:

1st Row à             _?___ ,  Elderick Kempt, Marie Jessome, ?? Gerrow, Evelyn Young, Marie Moffat, ___?___  , June Reardon

2nd Row -à   Peter MacDonald, Michael Young, Harry Gerrow, Jimmy Wallace,  ___?___ , ____?________?___ ,   ? Lovell

3rd Row-à    Barbara Jessome, SissyPatey, Geraldine Serroul, Kaye Mansfield, ___?___  ,  ___?___ , Eric Simm

4th Row à    Henry MacKeigan, Colin MacDonald, Peter White, Tom White, Peter O’Neil, Brian Micehitis, ___?___ , ___?___ ,

5th Row à    ___?___  , ___?___  , Thersa Nugent,  ___?___  , ___?___  , ___?___  , Lorreta Marks, ___?___  ,