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Bras d'Or Gazette        28 April 1897
Mrs. Harriet Briand, an aged resident of L'Ardoise, died there last week in the 99th year of her life.
Death Record: Henriette Briand (Pate), 95 years old, d. Apr. 8, 1897, bur. Apr. 10, 1897, w/o Pierre Briand, Witness: Victor Laurent, Stephen Briand, others


Bras d'Or Gazette       11 Aug 1897
We are sorry to record the death of Miss Ellen Briand, daughter of Morris Briand, of L'Ardoise, who had died at her home last Wednesday evening at the age of 25 years.
Death Record: Elisabeth Briand, 26 years old, d. Aug. 4, 1897, bur. Aug. 11, 1897, d/o Maurice Briand & Marie Sancon


Chronicle Herald
Wed. 24 Aug, 1932
BENJAMIN BARRETT PASSES AT HOSPITAL
There passed away in the Victoria General Hospital following a surgical operation, Benjamin Barrett, a respected resident of Lower L'Ardoise, C.B. Mr. Barrett was engaged in farming and was esteemed through out the district in which he lived. He is survived by his wife, for whom much sympathy will be felt. The body will go forward today to L'Ardoise, where the funeral and interment will take place.


Saturday, June 17, 1933
Theopholis Burke
New Waterford, June 16 - The death of Theopholis Burke, one of the most respected citizens of Lingan occurred on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The deceased was born at L'Ardoise, Richmond County and was a resident of that district of the past twenty-five years. He was forty-eight years of age and is survived by his wife, two daughters, Elizabeth and Mildred, one son John, one brother Arthur Burke of New Waterford, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kelly, Jr., and Mrs James Cummings, and one step-brother Charles Sampson. The funeral of the deceased will be held to Saint Patrick's Church Lingan on Sunday morning at 9:30.


Richmond Record
Saturday Jan 24, 1953
L’ARDOISE
The community was saddened to learn of the death of Monsignor Alfred Abraham Boudreau, D. P. which occurred at St. Martha s Hospital, Antigonish on Wednesday, January 14th at the ae of 85. He was pastor of this parish for 44 years until his retirement two and a half years ago. Although in failing health for some time it was only a couple of weeks ago that he became seriously ill. He was named Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius XII in August 1950 following 44 years of devoted labor in the parish. He retired to Bethany a month later, at the age of 83. Born at Port Felix, N.S., Oct. 12, 1867 he attended St. F. X. University and completed his studies for the Priesthood at St. Lawrence College, Montreal and was ordained at Antigonish, June 18, 1905, by the late Bishop Cameron. In November 1906 he was named pastor of this parish succeeding the late Dr.[sic] Hugh McPherson. He is survived by one sister, Mrs Angeline David and one brother Daniel Boudreau of Halifax. Funeral took place at Antigonish on Friday, with Solemn Mass of Requiem in St. Ninian’s Cathedral at 10 a.m. by Most Rev. George Landry, D. D. Requiem Mass was also celebrated here on Monday at 9 o'clock by Rev. Fr. P. A. LeBlanc, P. P.


June 3, 1961
L'Ardoise- Funeral services will be held in L'Ardoise today for Miss Gladys Loretta Berthier who died Wednesday at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Tranquil and Mary (L__vy) Berthier of West L'Ardoise, C.B. She is survived by her parents, two Brothers, Abraham and Alec; and three sisters Annie (Mrs. F.B. Burke), South River Bourgeois, C.B.; Margaret and Theresa at home. Funeral services will be at the Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church with Rev. P. A. Leblanc officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 


Aug 10, 1965
Lower L'Ardoise- Mrs. Edith (Ada) Barrett, 93, Widow of James J. Barrett, died yesterday following a short illness at St. Rita's Hospital, Sydney. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, Halifax; one son, Augustus (Gus) at home; one brother, Freeman Sampson, Lower L'Ardoise, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place from her home at Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond County, Cape Breton. Date has not been announced.


Apr 15, 1967
L'Ardoise-Adolphus Baren, 83, died Tuesday in Somerville, Mass. Born in L'Ardoise, He was the son of the Late Captain and Mrs. James Baron. Before moving to the United States, he operated a general business in L'Ardoise. Surviving are his wife Sadie, Somerville; one brother, Edward L., Halifax. Following requiem Mass, burial will be Friday in Somerville.


Monday, March 4, 1968
New Waterford - Mathew Burk, 77, a long time resident of Lingan, passed away at his home Saturday afternoon. He was born in L'Ardoise and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke. He resided in Lingan 70 years. He was employed in No 14 Colliery and was transferred to No 12 after its closing. He retired about 5 years ago. His wife, the former Amanda Kelly predeceased him by 17 years. A member of St. Joseph's parish, Lingan, he was very active in parish activities. In his younger days he was associated with many sports and maintained the interest throughout his life. He is survived by four sons, Frank, Jackie, Ignatuis, all of New Waterford, Clifford in Lingan and one daughter Unice at home. He is also survived by three brothers, Joseph in South Bar and Barney and Walter in Lingan. Remains are reposing at the V.J. MacGillvray Funeral Home, 56 Smith St., New Waterford from where the funeral will take place Tuesday in time for Solemn high mass at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph's Church, Lingan. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.


June 30, 1969 
Joseph Annis Barrett, 79, born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, died in Halifax Sunday. He was the son of the late Cestin and Victoria (Martell) Barrett. He is survived by two sons, Walter, Armdale; and Joseph, Saint John, N.B.;Three daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Leslie Hood), Spokane, Wash.; Florence (Mrs. William Burns), Stoney Creek, Ont.; Kathleen (Mrs. Joseph Clannon); 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife is dead. The body is at the J.A. Walker Funeral Home, and will be transferred to L'Ardoise on Monday, for funeral service Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Guardian Angel, and interment in the church cemetery.


Chronicle Herald
Wednesday Nov 22, 1972
Wilfred Burkey
WEST L'ARDOISE - Wilfred F. Burkey, 79 of West L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died in Victoria General Hospital. Halifax, Monday. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Joseph and Annie Burkey. Surviving are three daughters, Elsie (Mrs. Francis Smith), West L'Ardoise; Marie (Mrs. Arthur F. Martell), L'Ardoise, Edna (Mrs. Nick Klinick), Duncan, B.C.; one son, Ralph, Sydney, Australia; three brothers, Herbert, West L'Ardoise; Urban, Halifax; and Joseph, Linwood, Mass.; one sister, Sadie (Mrs. Charles Sampson), Lingan; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife. The body is at his residence in West L'Ardoise. Funeral services will he held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Centre, L'Ardoise. Mass will be said by his grandson, Rev. James Mombourquette assisted by Rev. Stanley Mac Donald. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Monday Dec 18, 1972
Chronicle Herald
L'ARDOISE - Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Briand, 86, of L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died Saturday at home. She was born in Rockdale, Richmond County. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Mombourquette and Alma (Mrs. Urban Sampson), both of L'Ardoise; Mrs. Effie Langaigne and Mrs. Agnes Proulx, both of Montreal; three sons, Peter, Halifax; John and Francis, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alvena Brooks and Mrs. Rose Brooks, both of Halifax; Hilda (Mrs. George Sampson), St. Peter's, Richmond County; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and a son, Fred. The body is at her late residence. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Centre, L'Ardoise, Rev. Stanley MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
(Nee Landry s/o Joseph Leon Landry and Marie Marguerite Pate of L'Ardoise)


Friday March 15, 1974
Chronicle Herald
WEST L'ARDOISE - Herbert Berthier, 77, of West L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died Tuesday in Queen Mary Veterans Hospital, Montreal. Born in L'Ardoise, he was son of the late Joseph and Annie Berthier. Besides his wife, the former Elizabeth LeRue; he is survived by a daughter, Mary (Mrs. Joseph Bissonnette), Montreal; two sons, Nelson, Thompson, Man: Francis, Halifax; two brothers, Urban, Halifax; Joseph, Linwood, Mass; a sister, Sadie (Mrs. Charles Sampson), New Waterford; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wilfred, Daniel; a sister, May (Mrs. Henry Martell). The body is at home. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Centre, L'Ardoise. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Chronicle Herald
Jun 12, 1975
Mrs. W. Arthur Bailly died Wednesday, June 11, in the Victoria General Hospital. Born August 29, 1901, in Lower L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, she was the former Mary Jane Sampson, daughter of the late Patrick E. and Mary Jane (Gracie) Sampson. She came to Lunenburg as a telegrapher with Western Union, previously working in Moncton and Summerside. Known to her many friends as Sammy, she ws a member of St. Norbert's Church, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and Lunenburg Ladies Curling Club. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Claire, Mrs. David Creaser; a son, Graham; grand children, Gail, Alan, Ian, and Jamie Creaser; Anne, Kris, and Gregory Bailly; five sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Frank Briand), Mamie Sampson of Halifax; Annabell (Mrs. R. Finnican), Batavia, N.Y.; Theresa (Mrs. E. Cotie). Grand Greve, Cape Breton; Rachel (Mrs. B. MacLellan), New Glasgow; and three brothers, Albert, Windsor, Ontario; John, St.Peter's, Richard, Lower L'Ardoise. She was predeceased by five sisters and two brothers. Funeral mass ws held Friday at St. Norbert's Church, Rev. John Hayes officiating. Pallbearers were Dougald Burke, Lawrence Crouse, John Kinley, and George Black. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.


June 14 1975
Simon A. Briand  West L'Ardoise-Simon Arthur Briand, (63 or 83),died Friday at home. Born in West L'Ardoise, he was a son of Mrs. Celeste (Mombourquette) Briand and the late Simon Briand. Surviving besides his mother and his wife the former Eva Mae Peters, are six sons, Alex, L'ardoise; David, Calgary, Alta; Arthur, Eugene, both of Halifax; Hector, Truro; Blair, at home; five daughters Doris (Mrs. Zivata Vidokovic), Hamilton, Ont.; Elizabeth Ann, Sydney; Donna, Jacqueline, Monica, all at home; four brothers, Walter, Stephen, Both of Massachusetts; Abraham, New Hampshire; Patrick, L'ardoise; three sisters, Annie (Mrs. Charles Mombourquette), Ottawa; Mary (Mrs, Henry Paitras), New Hampshire; Betty (Mrs, Frank Durant), Texas; two grand sons. The body is at his home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in L'ardoise Parish Community Centre, Rev. Clarence MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L'ardoise Church fund.


Sept 27, 1978
Lower L'Ardoise- Mrs Virginia Berrette, 88. Lower L'Ardoise died Tuesday at home. Born in Lower L'Ardoise she was a daughter of the late Domanic and Sabine (Sampson) Mombourquette. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helena Landry. Lower L'Ardoise; Theresa, (Mrs. Herman Mombourquette), Port Hawkesbury; four sons, George and Richard, both of Lower L'Adoise; Albert and Wilfred, Halifax; 18 grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Angeline Peters, West L'Ardoise. She was predeceased by her husband Banjamin; one daughter Mary; one son Joseph; two grandchildren. The body is at her home in Lower L'Ardoise. Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Holy Guardian Angels Church, Lower L'ardoise. Burial Will be in the Parish cemetery.


Nov 20, 1978
John L. Briand-L'Ardoise-John Leo Briand, 60, of L'Ardoise, died suddenly at home Saturday. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Joseph B. and Elizabeth (Landry) Briand. He was a fisherman and a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, the former Esther Doiron; two sons, John Jr. and Lionel, both of Halifax; a daughter Sarah Ann (Mrs. Donald Scott, Halifax; two brothers, Francis, L'Ardoise; Peter, MacKenzie, B.C.; four sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. Anthony Landry), River Bourgeois' Alma (Mrs. Urban Sampson), L'Ardoise; Effie (Mrs. Edgar Lanteigne), Agnes (Mrs. Paul Proulx), both of Montreal; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother. The body is a L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Church of the Holy Guardian Angel, L'Ardoise.


Dec 5, 1978 -Coastal Courier
Rev. A. Briand - Antigonish.  Rev. Amable Briand, 97, of retired priest of the Diocese of Antigonish, died on Tuesday evening (November 28th, 1978) at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.  Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, a son of the late Morris Briand and Mary (Samson) Briand, Father Briand was the last surviving member of a family of six.  He attended St. Anne's College, Church Point, before entering Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 1911.  Following ordination he served as an assistant in the parishes of Holy Redeemer, Sydney, St. Anne's, Glace Bay, St. Peter's, Port Hood, St. Joseph's Bras d'Or, Lawrence, Mulgrave, and as Parish Priest in the parishes of Immaculate Conception, Main-a-Dieu, Immaculate Conception, West Arichat, Holy Cross, Pomquet, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph du Moine.  Following retirement as Pastor in St. Jopseh du Moine in 1954, Father Briand resided at St. Theresa's Convent, Margaree Forks.  In 1958 he moved to Antigonish, serving for a time as Assistant Chaplain at St. Martha's Hospital and then as Chaplain at R.K. MacDonald Guest Home.  Upon reitrement in 1961 he remained for a time at the Guest Home and them moved to St. Martha's Hospital.  Earlier this month he returned to R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home where he died.  Father Briand is survived by several nieces and nephews.  The remains were transferred to Holy Angles Church, L'Ardoise on Thursday where a Bible Vigil was held in the evening.  Bishop William E. Power presided at the funeral Mass on Friday.  Burial was made in the parish cemetery.


Friday Dec 19, 1980
Chronicle Herald
WEST L'ARDOISE - Funeral service was held in the Church of the Guardian Angel, West L'Ardoise, for Mrs. Elizabeth Berthier, 77, of West L'Ardoise, who died Sunday in Halifax. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Martell) Leroux. Surviving are two sons, Nelson, West L'Ardoise, and Francis, Halifax; a daughter Mary (Mrs. Joseph Bissonnette), Montreal; a brother Harry and a sister Mary, both of West L'Ardoise and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert Berthier and several brothers and sisters.


Tuesday Jan 26, 1982
Chronicle Herald
Joseph Patrick Briand, 70, of Northwood Center, died Saturday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in West L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Thomas and Odille (Mombourquette) Briand. A retired construction worker, he served in the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret McIsaac; two daughters, Bernadette (Mrs Robert Warwick), Dartmouth; and Patricia (Mrs Robert Farzer) Mississauga, Ont.; three sons, Joseph Jr., Dartmouth; Morton, Vancouver; and Wallace, Edmonton; four sisters, Emma (Mrs R.G. Sampson) and Madeline (Mrs L.G. Sampson), both of L'Ardoise; Catherine (Mrs George Carey), Halifax; and Rita (Mrs Enos Petrin), Verdun Que.; a brother James, Oak Park, Shelburne County; 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Sabina (Mrs Charles Henry) and Mary, and two brothers, Wallace and Charlie. The body has been cremated and the ashes will be transported to L'Ardoise for burial at a later date. Funeral will be held Feb 13 in Hold Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise at 7 p.m.


Nov 25, 1983  
BONIN, ALMA THERESA (TAYLOR) - NOV. 25, 1983 Mrs. Alma Theresa Taylor, 60, West L'Ardoise, died Friday November 25, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in L'Ardoise she was a daughter of the late Thomas Bonin and Sabin (Sampson) Bonin. She is survived by her husband, James, Two sons, Gerard and Fred, five grandchildren, one sister, Hattie Sampson, St. Peter's. The body is resting at the West L'Ardoise Funeral Parlour. The funeral took place this morning at Holy Guardian Angel Church with Rev. Basil Boudreau officiating. Interment took place in parish cemetery.


Jan 20, 1989
Birrette, Frank- 86, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died Wednesday [Jan 18th] in Richmond Villa. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Samuel and Victoria (Landry) Birrette. He was a retired fisherman and also worked on the Lady Laurier during the Second World War. He is survived by a brother, Murdock, Lower L'Ardoise; a sister, Mrs. Mary Dollmier, Lower L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by a brother, Albert; a sister, Jane Boudreau. The body is in L'Ardoise Funeral home. funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise. Rev. J.J. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Parish Cemetery.


Aug 08, 1992
BRIAND, Henery Peter - 76, Gottingen Street, Halifax, died August 6, 1992, at home. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, he was a son of the late George and Anne Laura (Bonnin) Briand. He served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and was employed with the Federal Government, Willow Park until retirement. He is survived by his companion, Ruby Orman, Halifax; two sisters, Evelyn (Mrs. Richard Byrne), Alice (Mrs. Arthur Norman), both of Halifax; brother, George, Halifax. He was predeceased by five sisters, Freda Hobbs, Ethel Fahey, Emily Hunt, Muriel Runacres, Anna Horne; two brothers, Elmer, Bernard. The body is in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, visiting 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral will be 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


Feb 25, 1993
BRIAND, Peter Joseph - 78, MacKenzie, B.C. died February 20, 1993, in MacKenzie. Born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Landry) Briand. He is survived by his wife, the former Agnes Mombourquette; son, Frankie, Prince George; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Francis, L'Ardoise; four sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. Anthony Landry), River Bourgeois; Alma (Mrs. Urban Sampson), Lower L'Ardoise; Agnes (Mrs. Emily Proulx), Effie (Mrs. Edgar Lanteigne), both of Montreal. He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred, John. The body has been cremated. Burial will be at a later date in MacKenzie. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


July 5, 1993
BERTHIER, Darrell Alexander - 25, L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died as the result of drowning accident. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Alex and Alvina (Pettipas) Berthier, L'Ardoise. He was a fisherman. He is survived by two brothers, John, Edmonton; Bradley, Bedford; three sisters, Nadine (Mrs. Glen Harker), twin sister, Darlene, both of L'Ardoise; Charmaine, Halifax; two nieces and a nephew; maternal grandparents, Hubert and Phyllis (Peters) Pettipas, Sydney. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Tranquil and Mary Catherine (Landry) Berthier. Visitation will be 3-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parish Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Guardian Angel Parish, L'Ardoise, Rev. MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Child Find or L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department Ground Search and Rescue.


July 22, 1993
BERRETTE, Albert Joseph (Bert) - 76, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died July 20, 1993, at home. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Benjamine and Virginia (Mombourquette) Berrette. He was a resident of Halifax for 40 years and retired to L'Ardoise 12 years ago. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas with the Manitoba Dragoons. He was a member of the International Bricklayers Union, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25, Halifax and Branch 110, L'Ardoise. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Sampson; a son, Ronald, Halifax; four daughters, Nancy Mombourquette, L'Ardoise; Wanda Berrette, Sudbury, Ont.; Doreen Pilon, Timberlea; Paula Sampson, Hatchet Lake; two sisters, Lena Landry, L'Ardoise; Theresa Mombourquette, Port Hawkesbury; three brothers, George, Richard, Wilfred, all of L'Ardoise; seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, John; sister, Mary; brother, Joseph. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angel's Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Clary MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Hemophilia Society or any charity. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


August 23, 1993
Mary Alma Briand (nee Martell), 85, L’Ardoise, Richmond County, died August 20, 1993.  Born in L’Ardoise she was a daughter of the late Alex and Annie Martell Peters.  She is survived by her husband Fabian; four sisters, Philomena (Mrs. Hubert Pettipas, Sydney; Eva Briand, L’Ardoise; Mary Samson, Elizabeth Lapolder, both of Halifax.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Ann, Alvina; two brothers, Thomas, Alexander.  Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L’Ardoise, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L’Ardoise.  Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.  Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Boudreau Funeal Home, Arichat.


Oct 18, 1993
BRIAND, Leo Jules - 57, Sheet Harbour Passage, Halifax County, died October 16, 1993, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Briand) Briand. He was a seaman all of his working life of 35 years, presently with Socanau Inc. on the ship the L. Rochette. He sailed with the cable company on the Lord Calvin from 1957-67 and with Gulf Canada from 1967-86. He is survived by his companion, Erma Hubley; two sons, Terry Hubley, Sheet Harbour; Michael Hubley, at home; three sisters, Gladys, Theresa, both of Montreal; Ireen, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by a son, Ross; brother, Gerald; several brothers and sisters in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. October 22, 9-11 a.m. October 23 in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. October 23 in St. Peter's Roman Cath- olic Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Phil Thibideau officiating. Burial will be in St. Margaret's Anglican Cemetery, Sober Island. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.


October 22, 1993
BARRETT, Edna May - 90, Halifax, died October 22, 1993, in Northwood Care. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Murdock and Annie (Mombourquette) Barrett. She and her sister were recognized many times with letters of commendation for their music which was for those who enjoyed ragtime, old-fashioned waltzes and sing-alongs. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by two sisters, Winnie, Lauretta; four infant brothers. Funeral will be 12:15 p.m. today in St. Mary's Basilica, Msgr. O'Driscolll officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Arrangements under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home.


Jan 17, 1994
BRIAND, C. Julia - 73, Northwood Manor, Halifax, died January 16, 1994, in the manor. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Briand) Sampson. She is survived by two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Charles O'Brien), L'Ardoise; Gladys (Mrs. Gordon Merlin), Halifax; two brothers, Francis, Halifax; Bert, Montreal; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent J.; two sons in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Catherine's Church, Bayers Road, Halifax. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Parkinsons Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Division or Northwood Foundation.


February 19, 1994
BRIAND, William Thomas - 84, Halifax, died February 19, 1994, in the Halifax Infirmary Palliative Care Unit. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Angeline (Mombourquette) Briand. He was a lifelong resident of Halifax and was a longshoreman for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Louise A. Pottie; two daughters, Mildred (Mrs. Francis J. Sampson), Viola (Mrs. Neil Aucoin), both of Halifax; son, Wayne, Halifax; two brothers, Clifford, Halifax; Francis, Ontario; sister, May (Mrs. Nelson Levy), Halifax; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Mildred; two brothers. Visitation will be 10-12 noon in Atlantic Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. Thomas White officiating. Burial to follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. A reception will follow in the Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre, Bayers Road, Halifax. Donations may be made to the Halifax Infirmary Palliative Care Unit or Canadian Cancer Society.


Mar 22, 1994
BENNETT, Amos Joseph - 66, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died March 21, 1994, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born at Deer Lake, Nfld., he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Rubia) Bennett. He is survived by his wife, the former Allane Tracey; five daughters, Anna (Mrs. Thomas Bona), L'Ardoise; Christine (Mrs. James Berrette), Caroline, both of Rockdale; Ellen (Mrs. Harold Patton), Kentville; Mary (Mrs. Cyril O'Brien), New Minas; seven sons, Gerard, L'Ardoise; Ross, River Bourgeois; David, Chezzetcook; Phillipp, Kentville; Barry, Pasadena, Nfld.; John, Victoria, B.C.; Raymond, Edmonton; three sisters, Mrs. Jean Lucas, Stephenville Crossing, Nfld.; Mrs. Marion Russell, Stephenville, Nfld.; Mildred (Mrs. Michael Simon), Deer Lake; brother, Leo, Saint John, N.B.; 28 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Margarite; four brothers, Dave, Stanley, Joseph, Michael. Visitation will be 10 a.m.10 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angel Community Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angel Church, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, L'Ardoise, under the direction of C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strait Richmond Hospital.


June 8, 1994
BRIAND, Margaret M. - 78, Grand River, Richmond County, died December 13, 1993, in Calgary, Alta. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Dan D. and Mary (MacEachern) MacIsaac. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise and retired from the Bill Lynch Shows. She is survived by four sons, Billy MacIsaac, Morton Briand, both of Vancouver; Joseph Briand, Sydney; Wally Briand, Alberta; two daughters, Bernadette (Mrs. Robert Warawick), Alberta; Patricia (Mrs. Robert Ferguson), Toronto; two stepsisters, Mary C. MacKinnon, Sydney; Annie White, New Waterford; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph P. Briand; brother, Rodney; stepbrother, Bernard. Cremation took place in Calgary. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. tonight in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Inverness Cemetery.


June 16, 1994
BONA, George Leo - 85, Glades Lodge, Halifax, died June 15, 1994, in the lodge. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, he was a son of the late Daniel and Maryanne (Martell) Bona. He is survived by five sisters, Elizabeth Martell, Rockdale, Richmond County; Anita Longaphy, Catherine, both of L'Ardoise; Beatrice Withall, Hamilton, Ont.; Cecilia Pellow, Halifax; five brothers, Charles, Daniel, Fred, Walter, Lawrence, all of L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by his wife, Madalena; an infant brother. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland Street, Dartmouth. Funeral will be 12 noon Friday in St. Peter's Church, Dartmouth, Rev. Tom White officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth. Donations may be made to any charity.


July 11, 1994
BRIAND, Arthur James - 64, Oak Park, Shelburne County, died July 8, 1994, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Odille (Mombourquette) Briand. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He is survived by four sisters, Rita Petrin, La Salle, Que.; Madeline Samson, L'Ardoise; Emma Samson, St. Peter's; Katherine Carey, Dartmouth; stepdaughter, Lila Horton, Toronto; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Flora Nickerson; two sisters, Sabrina Henry, Mary; three brothers, Joseph, Wallace, Charles. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise. Burial will be in church cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to L'Ardoise Cemetery Fund.


Nov 3, 1994
BIRRETTE, Agnes Rita - 78, Sydney, died November 1, 1994, in Sydney Community Health Centre. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Emiline Clannon. She worked for many years with the Sydney Community Health Centre auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Peter; son, Ken and his wife Margaret, granddaughter, Katherine, L'Ardoise; sisters, Mary Briand, Lower L'Ardoise; Theresa Mombourquette, Oromocto, N.B.; brother, Joseph, Hamilton, Ont. She was predeceased by sisters, Anne Clannon, Elizabeth Rose Briand. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Friday in L'Ardiose Parish Funeral Parlour. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. Douglas MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Dec 27, 1994
BUGBEE, Annie Jane - 58, Dartmouth, died December 25, 1994, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rockdale, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mae (Bourque) Martell. She was employed at Victoria General Hospital, retiring in 1993 and was a member of the CWL of St. Anthony's Parish, Dartmouth. Surviving are daughters, Beatrice Kaizer, Wanda Thompson, Dartmouth; sons, Ronald, Barry, Darrell, Dartmouth; Larry, Halifax; sisters, Margaret, L'Ardoise; Blanche, Lower L'Ardoise; Bernice, Montreal; Mary, Sheet Harbour; brothers, Walter, Richard, Harvey, Charles, Gerry, Alphie, Victor, Rockdale; Wilfred, Dartmouth; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Martha. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. The body will be transferred to L'Ardoise Funeral Home, where visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral will be Thursday in Holy Guardian Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


Jan 3, 1995
BONA, Maryanne Carol - 49, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., died January 2, 1995, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Roy and Rose (Peters) Harker, Lower L'Ardoise. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angel Parish, L'Ardoise. Surviving are her husband, Clifford; sons, Kevin, Howard, L'Ardoise; sisters, Myra, Gladys, Janet, Sally, Paula, L'Ardoise; Mary, Ontario; Edyth, Bedford; Cecille, Sackville; brothers, Keith, Weston, Gary, Sackville; Chester, John, Glen, L'Ardoise; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Angeline Peters, L'Ardoise; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ivan; nephew, Michael. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today, 2-9 p.m. Wednesday in L'Ardoise Funeral Parlour. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Douglas MacKinnon officiating. Family flowers only. Donations to Strait Richmond Hospital, palliative care or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Mar 20, 1995
BOWSER, Ethel Marie - 81, Halifax, died March 18, 1995, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Jane (Landry) MacDonald. Surviving are daughters, Monica (Mrs. Jules Sampson), L'Ardoise; Frances Hill, Eileen (Mrs. Harry Brightman), Kathleen Bowser, Halifax; Barbara (Mrs. Peter McCully), Antigonish; sons, Arthur, Spryfield; Patrick, Shad Bay; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn LeBlanc, Annabella Williams, Beatrice Sampson, Muriel LeBlanc, Sydney; brothers, Clarence, St. Peter's; John, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Russell; brother, Keith. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


May 3, 1995
BYRNE, Evelyn Amelia - 89, Melville Lodge, Halifax, died May 2, 1995, in Melville Lodge. Born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late George Peter and Annie Laurie (Nora) (Fougere) Briand. She was active in social work for the Home of the Guardian Angel and was also active in sewing for community activities at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. She was with the Sacred Heart Sodality for many years. Surviving are son, Richard, Halifax; daughters, Evelyn (Mrs. Gerald Oakley), Spryfield; Marie (Mrs. George Cox), Bridgewater; Bridget (Mrs. Wilbert Pace), Halifax; sister, Alice Norman, Halifax; brother, George Ethylbert, Halifax; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Joseph Byrne; brothers, Peter, Elmer, Bernard; sisters, Freda, Ethel, Emily, Anasta, Muriel. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral 9 a.m. Friday in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. Eric Theriault officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to Canadian Diabetic Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


July 10, 1995
BURKEY, Charles F. - 75, L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., died July 8, 1995, at home. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Frank and Selina (Mombourquette) Berthier. He worked on the Halifax waterfront for many years and was a retired inshore fisherman. Surviving are brothers, Alfred, Clifford, Roy, L'Ardoise; sisters, Irene (Mrs. Freeman Ernst), Tantallon; Bertha (Mrs. Raymond Crewe), L'Ardoise; Vina (Mrs. Jerome Richard), Lena (Mrs. Joseph Gerrior), Halifax; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William; infant sister, Irene. Funeral  2:30 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. R. Donnelly officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations to Dr. William B. Kingston Memorial Clinic. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Sept 6, 1995
BRIAND, Joan - 92, Halifax, died September 2, 1995, in Glades Lodge, Halifax. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Louis and Julia (Burkey) Taylor. She was a devoted grandmother and attended St. Mary's Basilica for 50 years. Surviving are sons, Henry (Harry), Fred, Albert, Halifax; sister, Sophie Landry, Halifax; brother, James, L'Ardoise, Richmond Co.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; sons, Leo, Alex; brothers, Fred, Helair, William; sisters, Emma Evong, Mary Jane. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Mary's Basilica. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements under the direction of Snow's Funeral Home, Halifax.


Feb 9, 1996
BRYMER, Cyril L. (Paps) - 57, Lower L'Ardoise, died February 8, 1996, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Madeline Brymer. Surviving are his companion, Sadie Ross; sons, Philip, Halifax; Frederick, Lower L'Ardoise; Robert, Eric, Magdaelen Islands; daughter, Marie (Mrs. Mike Marshall), Bridgewater; stepsister, Claire Dawson, Lower L'Ardoise; four grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Mar 4, 1996
BIRRETTE, Catherine Rebecca - 84, L'Ardoise, died March 1, 1996, at home. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Emma (Marchand) Peters. Surviving are her husband, Murdock; sons, Albert, Gerard; brother, Alphonse; sisters, Beatrice, Serina. She was predeceased by daughter, Elma; brothers, Albert, Joseph, Danny, Maurice; sisters, Emiline, Margaret, Martha. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association.


May 13, 1996
BRIAND, Herbert Daniel - 79, Lower L'Ardoise, died May 11, 1996, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Sabine (Gracie) Briand. He was a retired fisherman and farmer. He was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Angeline Mombourquette; daughters, Mary (Mrs. Ronald Thorpe), Green Hill, Hants Co.; Marilyn (Mrs. Peter Felix), Lower Sackville; Deborah (Mrs. Jeffrey Adamson), Lower L'Ardoise; Arlene (Mrs. Lloyd Sampson), L'Ardoise; sons, Daniel, Adrian, Lower L'Ardoise; Craig, at home; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Adalaide, Bertha; brothers, Frankie, Sam, Jim, Louie; grandson, Nathan Thorpe. Visitation 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Parish Funeral Home. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Guardian Angel Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.


July 15,1996
BROWN (Pottie), Victoria - 85, Halifax, passed away July 12, 1996, in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Rockdale, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Amable and Leonie (Pottie) Pottie. She is survived by her husband, Bert; daughters, Eileen Jeffrey, Louisdale; Leonie Hachey, Bathurst, N.B.; Elizabeth (Mrs. John Milbury), West Dublin; sons, Albert Jean, Halifax; Leonard Jean and his wife, Helen, Discouse; Armaond Jean and his wife Theresa, Louisdale; George Jean and his wie Vincey, Antigonish, Alexander Jean, Halifax; Bernard Boudreau and his wife Arlene, West Arichat; Murdock Jean and his wife, Nancy; George Bron and his wife Linda; all of Tantallon; brother, Murdock Pottie, Halifax; 47 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Leotine Dalyrimple; grandson, John-Wayne Milbury; greatgrandson, Nicholas Stewart; sisters, Irene, Margurite, May, Alice, Jane; brother, Fred. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funerla Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Hal- ifax. The memorial service will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday July 17, 1996, in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Memorial donatiosn may be made to the St. Lawrence Parish Family Centre or to the IWK.


July 18,1996
BUDDEN, Austin R. - 70, 58 Marconi Tower Rd., Glace Bay, died July 16, 1996, at home. Born at Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Harrison and Elizabeth (Milley) Budden. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay. He was employed in the construction industry operating heavy equipment. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in Canada, Britain, Central Mediterranean and Northwest Europe. He was a former member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 40. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Margaret Gracie; son, James Van, Reserve Mines; daughters, Ruth MacDonald, Glace Bay; Rachael (Mrs. Emerson Rose), Grande Cache, Alta.; Mary Budden, Vancouver, B.C.; sister, Ruth (Mrs. Hugh Matheson), Donkin; brothers, George, Birch Grove; Gordon, Glace Bay; seven grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Agnes, Rachael; brothers, Van, Lloyd, Harrison, Garfield, James; a great-grandchild. There will be no visitation. Private family service will be held today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home chapel, Glace Bay, Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity. 
(Austin's wife, Mary Margaret Gracie, d/o James Leo; Basil Damais; Fidele; Lazare; Emmanuel)


July 19, 1996
BELLEFONTAINE, Nancy - 96, formerly of Dartmouth, died July 18, 1996, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Maxim and Adelaide (Peters) Sampson. She had attended St. Peter's and St. Clement's Roman Catholic churches in Dartmouth and was a former member of the CWL. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter-inlaw, Elsie; grandchildren, Paul, Barry; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; son, Lawrence; brothers, Simon, Amable; sister, Celeste Martell. Cremation has taken place. Funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the chapel of St. Vincent's Guest House. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


Aug 29, 1996
BOUDREAU, Mary Blanche - 59, Lower L'Ardoise, died August 27, 1996, at home. Born in Rockdale, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Alice Mae (Berthier) Martell. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; daughters, Paula, Wanda, Dartmouth; Amanda, at home; sons, Paul, Wade, Dartmouth; Joey, Gary, at home; stepson, Willie, at home; brothers, Richard, Harbie, Walter, Victor, Charles, Rockdale; Elphie, Jerry, L'Ardoise; Wilfred, Dartmouth; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Wayne Harnish), Sheet Harbour; Margaret Sampson, L'Ardoise; Bernice (Mrs. Robert Micheau), Montreal. She was predeceased by sisters, Annie, Martha. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Parish Funeral Parlour. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise.


Jan 21, 1997
BIRRETTE, Murdock J. - 84, Lower L'Ardoise, died January 17, 1997, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Samuel and Victoria (Landry) Birrette. He was a retired fisherman. Surviving are sons, Albert, Lower L'Ardoise; Gerard, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Catherine Peters; brothers, Frank, Albert; sisters, Mary Dollimar, Jane Boudreau. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Mar 10, 1997
BRIAND, Louise Anna - 82, Halifax, died March 8, 1997, at home. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Landry) Pottie. She was a lifelong resident of Halifax. Surviving are daughters, Mildred J. (Mrs. Francis J. Sampson), Viola T. (Mrs. Neil Aucoin), Halifax; son, Wayne, Halifax; sisters, Matilda Longuephy, L'Ardoise; Viola, Halifax; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William Thomas; four sisters and two brothers. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. Raymond March officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to palliative care c/o Halifax Infirmary or any charity.


Apr 7, 1997
BURGESS, Rita Helen - 79, Halifax, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of Jeffery and Rose (Martell) Martell. She is survived by her companion of 32 years, George B.; son, Donald and wife Tibby, Bedford; daughter, Patricia, Bayswater, Lunenburg Co.; sisters, Kay Mombourquette, L'Ardoise; Emma Jeffrey, Louisdale; grandchildren, Kelli, Jason, Carmen and Carl. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; brothers, Enos, Edmund, Raymond. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, Rev. David MacDonald officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


July 3, 1997
BRIAND, Edward (Bert) - 71, Dartmouth, formerly of Halifax, passed away July 2, 1997, after a long battle with cancer. Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., he was a son of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Briand) Briand. He was employed with A.W. Allen for many years. Upon his retirement, he worked for Seaport Construction. He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie Shirley; daughters, Gladys Oakley, Margaret (Mrs. Roy Cluett), Yvonne (Mrs. Earl Clarke), all of Dartmouth; son, George, Halifax; grandchildren, Michelle, Monique, Lee, Ronald, Amanda, Jennifer, Edward, Julianne and Christopher; sisters, Gladys, Montreal; Irene (Mrs. Neil Johnston), Glace Bay; brothers, Walter and Raymond, both of Halifax; Francis, Alphonso and Gordon, all of Montreal; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald, Leo; sister, Thersa. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday and funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in Snow's Funeral Home and chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Aug 18, 1997
BURLESON (Pottie), Margaret Stella - 74, Halifax, died August 16, 1997, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, after a brief illness. Born in Halifax, she was one of nine children of the late Isidore and Sophie Pottie, originally from L'Ardoise. She worked for the Canadian Armed Forces, married Maj. Doyle Lane (Burley) Burleson and lived in Ontario and Germany before returning to Halifax in 1966. She was a caring person, devoted to her family. Surviving are son, Lane, Halifax; daughter, Debra, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Robert, Alex and James Purcell, Dartmouth, whom she loved with all her heart; brothers, Charles, Clarence and John Pottie, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Burley; sister, Mary Morgan; brothers, Isidore, Patrick, Edward and James Pottie. Family will receive visitors at Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4, 7-8 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Mumford Road, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the IWK-Grace Health Centre or any charity would be appreciated. 


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BONA, Charles Daniel - 82, Rockdale, Richmond Co., died October 13, 1997, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Rockdale, he was a son of the late Dan and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona. Surviving are sisters, Cecelia, Anita, Halifax; Beatrice, Ontario; Catherine, L'Ardoise; brothers, Lawrence, Danny, Walter, L'Ardoise; Freddy, Rockdale. He was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth; brother, George. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angels Parish Funeral Parlour. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Arrangements entrusted to Alex. A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Dec 24, 1997
BRYMER, Arthur Joseph - 79, Lower L'Ardoise, died December 21, 1997, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Dedham, Mass., he was a son of the late Alexander and Helen (Dwyer) Brymer. He was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force for 28 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Delrosa Burke; sons, Dwight R. Brymer and wife Peg, Calgary, Alta.; Graham G. Brymer, Newmarket, Ont.; grandson, Brock Joseph Brymer, Newmarket; brother, William Alexander, Gilford, Conn. He was predeceased by brother, Albert; sister, Elizabeth (Stone) Westlake. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


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BRIAND, Mildred Angeline - 67, Lower L'Ardoise, died January 30, 1998, at home. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Sarah (McGrath) Mombourquette. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L'Ardoise. Surviving are  daughters, Mary (Mrs. Roland Thorpe), Brooklyn, Hants Co.; Marilyn (Mrs. Peter Felix), Lower Sackville; Deborah (Mrs. Jeffrey Adamsson), Calgary; Arlene (Mrs. Lloyd Sampson), Sampsonville; sons, Daniel, Adrian, Craig, Lower L'Ardoise; sisters, Theresa MacNeil, Granville Ferry; Margie Labelle, Eastern Passage; Catherine and Sally Ann Mombourquette, Gladys Gracie, Rita Mae (Mrs. Harry Sampson), all of Lower L'Ardoise; brothers, Tommy, Mannie, Lower L'Ardoise; eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert; sister, Mary Pastorious; grandson, Nathan Thorpe. Visitation 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angels Parish Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Guardian Angels Church,  Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Oct. 01, 1998;   page B12
BONA, Walter A. - 76, L'Ardoise, died September 30, 1998, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Daniel and Mary (Martell) Bona. He worked with the Merchant Navy for many years. Surviving are sisters, Cecilia Pellow, Anita Longaphy, Halifax; Beatrice Whitehall, Hamilton, Ont.; Catherine, L'Ardoise; brothers, Dannie, Freddie, Lawrence, L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by brothers, George, Charlie, Jonie, Charles; sisters, Elizabeth, Beatrice. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-9 p.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlour, L'Ardoise. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Nov 26, 1998
BRIAND, Clifford Harold - 77, Halifax, died November 26, 1998, in Melville Lodge, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Angeline (Mombourquette) Briand. Surviving are sister, May (Mrs. Nelson Levy), Halifax; brother, Francis, St. Catharines, Ont.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, William, Joseph; infant brother, Clarence; sister, Mildred. Cremation has taken place. Graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. today in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Rev. March officiating. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


August 09, 1999
BRIAND, William Joseph "Willie" - 87, L'Ardoise, died August 7, 1999, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late William E. and Marcella (MacLean) Briand. He served in the Canadian Army and was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110, L'Ardoise. He was a miner for many years working in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and was employed with the Department of Indian Affairs at the Halifax Citadel prior to retiring to L'Ardoise. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Carpentier) Briand; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Duncan; sisters Della, Josephine, Catherine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday both in Holy Guardian Angel Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Dr. William Kingston Memorial Clinic or any charity. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


November 04, 1999
BRYMER, Frances Delrosa - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in L'Ardoise in 1922, she was a daughter of the late Henry Placid and Sophia Alice (Landry) Burke. She was a member of the Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L'Ardoise. She was a special person who enjoyed skunking anyone who would challenge her to a game of crib, and who always thought of others before herself, even during her sickness. Surviving are sons, Dwight R. and Peg, Calgary, Alta.; Graham G. and Corinne, Stouffville, Ont.; daughter, Mary (McInnis) Young and Larry, Sydney; grandchildren, Brook, Joseph Brymer, New Market, Ont.; Kenneth Lawrence Young, Nadine Marie Young, Jacalyn Aletha Young, Sydney; brothers, Harry James Burke and Eileen, Halifax; George Murdock Burke and Peggy, L'Ardoise; John Alexander Burke and Marie, Red Island; Robert Vincent Burke and Ann, L'Ardoise; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Joseph Brymer. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Palliative Care. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


June 05, 2000
BRIAND, Mary Catherine "Minnie Kate" - 86, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully June 1, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was the beloved wife of the late James Martin Briand, and daughter of the late Peter and Emeline (Campbell) Clannon. She is survived by five sons and three daughters, Deacon James (Marian), Upper Sackville; Brother Matthew OSA, "Joseph", MaryLake, Ont.; Leo, Upper Sackville; Natalie (Fenton) Milligan, Beaverbank; Elaine (Marvin) Milligan, Sackville; Paul (Sally), Lower L'Ardoise; Blaise, at home; Anne (Duane) MacKay, Liverpool; brother, Joe (Kaye) Clannon, Hamilton, Ont.; sister, Theresa (Joseph) Mombourquette, Burton, N.B.; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special niece, Theresa Clements. She was predeceased by son, Louie; sisters, Bridget Anne, Agnes and Elizabeth; daughter-in-law, Irene (McGrath) Briand; granddaughter, Melissa Briand. She was a lifelong member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish in L'Ardoise and a member of the CWL and the ladies social club for more than 40 years. She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother and her strong faith in the Lord was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and loved forever. Funeral mass will be held in Holy Guardian Angels Church today at 2 p.m., Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.


Saturday, August 19, 2000
BERRETTE, Alex Dan - In the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, August 17, 2000 at the age of 89, passed away. He was a son of the late James "Jimmy" Berrette and the late Judith Taylor. He leaves his wife, Sarah Briand, L'Ardoise; his children, Heline (Jean) Losier, Tracadie, N.B.; Viola (John) McIntosh, L'Ardoise; Cecil (Peggy), Sydney; Judith (Gerald) Melanson, Calgary, Alta.; James (Christine), L'Ardoise; and his beloved grandson with whom he lived with, Donnie. He also leaves 16 other grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother, Willie (Mary); sister, Annebelle (Dan) Sampson, L'Ardoise; Florence (Cecil) Parry, St. Peter's; brother, Willie (Mary), L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward; sisters, Lena, Alice and Helen; son, John. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Sunday in L'Ardoise Parish Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Mar 14, 2001
BRIAND, Francis Martin - 79, L'Ardoise, passed away March 14, 2001, in the Strait Richmond Hospital. Born May 9, 1921, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Landry) Briand. He worked at the Mount Calvary Cemetery for 17 years as caretaker. He is survived by sisters, Beatrice (Anthony) Landry, River Bourgeois; Alma Samson, Lower L'Ardoise; Agnes Proulx and Effie Lanteigne, both of Montreal; many nieces and nephews. He was also honourary grampy to Ashley, D.J., Brandon and Nicholas Doucette. Visitation will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on March 17, 2001, in the Holy Guardian Church, L'Ardoise. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations may be made to the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Unit. Under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.


Feb 14, 2001
BOULET (MOMBOURQUETTE), JULIA LORETTA "RITA" _ 89, Richmond Villa, formerly of L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish on Wednesday, February 14, 2001. Born in L'Ardoise on March 13, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Briand) Mombourquette. She will be remembered by sons, Camille (Shirley), L'Ardoise; Jacques (Linda), St. Peter's; grandchildren, Charlene (Stanley) Berthier, Lower Sackville; Romona (Blair) Mombourquette, Whitecourt, Alta.; Jacqueline Boulet, Lower Sackville; Jason Boulet, Sackville, NB; great_grandchildren, Brittany, Sloan, Tylor and Morgan. She was predeceased by husband, Wilfred Boulet; sister, Ada Martell; brothers, Joe C., Walter and Charles Mombourquette. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2001, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise at 11 a.m., Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Interment will follow in parish cemetery, L'Ardoise. Visitation today, February 15 and Friday, February 16 from 2_9 p.m. and Saturday from 9_11 a.m., all in the L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Donations to W.B. Kingston Memorial Clinic or Richmond Villa Activities Department or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


April 04, 2001
BOND (Sampson), Clara - Age 97, Malden, Mass., died April 2, 2001, in Epoch Nursing Home, Melrose, Mass. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late John H. Sampson and Sarah J. Maddox. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bond; sisters, Margaret "Peg", Sarah Jane "Sally", Katherine "Kay" and Christina "Tina"; brother, Leo and three siblings in infancy. She is survived by nephews, Joseph Sampson, Malden, Mass. and Leo Sampson, Sydney; nieces, Mary Berrette, Lower L'Ardoise and Sharon Botelho, Everett, Mass.; several great-nieces and great great-nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Norton Funeral Home, Malden. Funeral mass Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, Malden. Donations may be made in Clara's memory to a charity of your  choice. Rest in peace Aunty Clara.


May 07, 2001
BRIAND, Fabian - 90, passed away peacefully May 5, 2001, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Victoir and Honore (Digout) Briand. He worked as a stevedore on the Halifax docks for many years and later in Toronto. He is survived by his wife, Helena (Sampson), Scarborough, Ont.; son, Raymond (Janet), Pickering, Ont.; daughters, Carole (Alex), Dartmouth; Jean, Scarborough; Sandra, Israel; brother, Felix (Kathleen), L'Ardoise; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Albert. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, Rev. John MacIntyre celebrating. Burial will be in Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery, L'Ardoise. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.


June 16, 2001
BERRETTE, Richard - 82, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully June 14, 2001, in the home he was born in. He moved to Halifax at age 19, where he worked at the Halifax waterfront, Steven's Transport and then Border Brokers Ltd. until 1977. He returned to Lower L'Ardoise, working in the fishing industry until he retired. He continued an active interest in all fishing activities and spent many hours at the wharf visiting with the fishermen. He is survived by his sisters, Lena Landry, Point Michaud; Theresa Mombourquette (Herman), Port Hawkesbury; brothers, George and Wilfred, both of L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by parents, Benjamin and Virginia (Mombourquette); brothers, Joseph and Albert; sister, Mary. He has always lived with or near his brother, Albert and sister-in-law, Mary and their children. Uncle Richard will be deeply missed by his godchildniece, Nancy Mombourquette (John) and special grand-niece, Lenore, as well as nephew, Ronald Berrette (Noreen) and nieces, Wanda Berrette, Doreen Pilon (Kenneth), Paula Sampson (Darrell). He is also survived by several other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. The body has been cremated. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral will be 4 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Donations in Uncle Richard's memory may be made to the Dr. W.B. Kingston Clinic or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.


August 12, 2001
BRIAND, Fabian Daniel "Copie" - 95, West L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., passed away August 12, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in West L'Ardoise, he was the son of the late Frederick and Odeal (Sampson) Briand. He worked as a fisherman and was a member of Holy Guardian Angel Parish, L'Ardoise. He is survived by nephews, Henry, Fred and Albert Briand, all of Halifax. He is also survived by niece, Alvina Burkey, West L'Ardoise, who cared for him with tremendous love during his senior years, along with many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Elma; brother, Harry; sister, Bertha; nephews, Alex and Leo Briand (Halifax). Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, in Holy Guardian Angel Community Funeral Parlour, L'Ardoise. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntrye officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Calvery Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.


Aug 24, 2001  
BONA, DANIEL CHARLES _ 90, West L'Ardoise, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in West L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona. He was a lifetime resident of L'Ardoise and a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish. He is survived by sons, Walter (Cecile), West L'Ardoise; Cyril (Amy), Eastern Passage; Alexander (Darlene), Antigonish; daughters, Evangeline (Leon) Dorey, West Arichat; Gladys (David) Bona, Lower L'Ardoise; Melda (Raymond) Dorey, West Arichat; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Clara) and Freddie, both of West L'Ardoise; sisters, Catherine and Cecilia Pellow, L'Ardoise; Beatrice (George) Whitehall, Hamilton, Ont. He was predeceased by his wife, Maude (Gionet); brothers, Charles, Walter, George; sisters, Lizzie Martell, Anita Longueepée and Joannie. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the W.B. Kingston Clinic, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Tuesday, April 16, 2002
BONA, Catherine - 94, West L'Ardoise, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in West L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona. She was a lifetime resident of L'Ardoise and a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish. She is survived by sisters, Cecilia Pellow, L'Ardoise; Beatrice Whitehall, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Fred, Rockdale; Lawrence (Clara), L'Ardoise; several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Walter and niece, Cecilia, with whom she resided for the past 19 years. She was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Walter, George, Daniel; sisters, Lizzie Martell, Anita Longuepee, Joanie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to W. B. Kingston Clinic or a charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Pluta, Dr. Tan and Holly MacDonald of Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Monday, June 3, 2002
BARRETT, George James "Georgie Ben" "Poppa" - 86, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully May 31, 2002, at home, in the loving company of his family. Born December 14, 1915, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Virginia (Mombourquette) Barrett. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1939 to 1945. Georgie was employed with Maritime Builders of Sydney for 30 years; upon his retirement he continued as a local building contractor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with a great love of the outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ileana (Ellis); daughters, Vivian Vogt, Dartmouth; Sandra (Lloyd) Oickle, Dartmouth; sons, Anthony (Ewa), Dartmouth; Raymond (Claudia), Point Michaud; grandchildren,Jamie Vogt, Paul (Glenda) Barrett, Dawn (Craig) Humphreys, Jodi Oickle, Martha and Kellen Barrett; great- grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Humphreys and Emma Vogt; brother, Wilfred Birrette, Lower L'Ardoise; sisters, Lena Landry, Gracieville; Theresa (Herman) Mombourquette, Port Hawkesbury; many nieces and nephews; friends and especially close friend, Raymond Landry, Lower L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by son, Billy; brothers, Richard, Bert, Joseph; sister, Mary. There will be no visitation by request. His remains have been cremated and will be interred inMount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise at a graveside service, Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. A reception for family and friends will follow in L'Ardoise Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Dr. William B. Kingston Memorial Clinic or Canadian Cancer Society. He was extremely fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.


Tuesday, June 4, 2002
BERRETTE, William John - 82, Lower L'Ardoise died May 31, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. He was a son of the late James "Jimmy" and Judith (Taylor) Berrette. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Briand), Lower L'Ardoise; son, John, Lower L'Ardoise; sisters, Anna Belle (Dan) Sampson, Lower L'Ardoise; Florence (Cecil) Parry, St. Peter's. He was predeceased by brothers, Edward, Dan; sisters, Lena, Alice, Helen. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, in L'Ardoise Funeral Parlour. Funeral mass will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L'Ardoise, Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.


Monday, July 1, 2002
BIRRETTE, Peter Joseph "Joe", Lt. (retired) - 80, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully Friday, June 28, 2002, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was the beloved son of the late Peter Joseph and Margaret Birrette (Lower L'Ardoise). He was a decorated veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers in Europe, retiring with the rank of lieutenant. He was project engineer for the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg and the Alexander Graham Bell HD4 Hydrofoil. He was a past commodore of Dobson Yacht Club. He was an avid boater and fisherman. He was a loving father to Kenneth, ,father-in-law to Margaret and Papa to Katherine. Many thanks to all the wonderful nurses at Harbour View Veterans Hospital-SM, who took such great care of Dad in his time of need, Dr. Chinelli and all the nurses at CBRH, CCU for their dedicated work. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Father Greg Sampson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IWK Health Centre. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Oh listen to the sound of the sea That breaks off the distant shoals, Oh listen to the sound of the sea Along with my father and me. And if you should ever think of him Then turn your face to the sea, For that is where his heart will be free, A heart that beats no more for me. So listen well and listen long, And know that he is not alone, For he sails along with you now As he sailed with you then. Listen to the sound of the sea As it beckons to him now, Listen to the sound of the sea And know that is where he wants to be. Oh listen to that great sea Along with my father and me.


Monday, July 22, 2002
BOULET, Elizabeth - 85, born in Liscomb, passed away July 18, 2002, at home in L'Ardoise. She was a daughter of the late Wilfred P. Martell and Nona Langille. She was predeceased by husband, Alexander Boulet. Surviving are long-time companion, Simon James Sampson. She is also survived by daughters, Yvonne Mombourquette (Thomas), Rockdale; Marie Landry (Leo), Rockdale; son, Emile Boulet (Betty Anne), L'Ardoise. She had 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L'Ardoise. She will be sadly missed by all family members and friends. She was also predeceased by sisters, Kathleen Martell and Cora MacDonald; brothers, Johnny Martell (Shirley), James H. Martell (Theresa). Surviving are brothers, Lawrence H. Martell (Mary), Rockdale; Charles C. Martell (Mary), Halifax; Lester V. Martell (Carolyn), L'Ardoise; sister, Leona Landry (Alfred), Rockdale. Cremation has taken place. Church services will take place 2 p.m. today in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


Sept 9, 2002
Burkey (Berthier)  BURKEY, Urban J. BURKEY, Urban J. - 95, Halifax, died in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, September 9, 2002. Born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, June 7, 1907, he was a son of the late Joseph and Annie (Pottie) Burkey. He worked as a stevedore for many years in Halifax. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wilfred, Joseph, Herbie and Dan; sisters, Martha, Mae and Sadie; companion, Lillian Belong. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Halifax Regional Crematorium. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


Thursday, October 24, 2002
BRIAND, Deacon James Joseph - Upper Sackville, died October 23, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII. He was a loving husband to his wife, the former Marian O'Hara, for many years, having celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary October 6, 2002; daughters, Stephanie Tobin (Craig), Dartmouth; Lydia Hebb (Corey) and grandson C.J.; sons, Glen (Tricia), Lower Sackville; Peter, Louis (Deanne), both of Upper Sackville; adopted daughters, Anna Marie Iraci and Bonnie Briand, both of Ottawa; brothers, Brother Matthew (Joseph), El Paso, Tex.; Leo, Upper Sackville; Paul (Sally), L'Ardoise; Blaise, Lower Sackville; sisters, Natalie (Fenton) Milligan, Beaver Bank; Elaine (Marvin) Milligan, Lower Sackville; Anne (Dwayne) MacKay, Milton; six grandchildren; in-laws, Orville O'Hara, Margaret Anne Mellor, both of Ottawa; Gregory and Helen O'Hara, Kempville. He was predeceased by son in infancy, David; brother, Louie; parents, James and Mary (Clannon) Briand. Born in L'Ardoise, he worked for the federal government for 37 years beginning in the Supreme Court of Canada, retiring in March of 2000 as Regional Director of Veteran's Affairs, Atlantic Canada. He was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Deacon for 23 years and was involved in many other ministries in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. In August of 2001, he was appointed Pastoral Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi. He acquired many close friends through his work as well as his involvement in the community. He was very involved in family activities and enjoyed coaching his three sons numerous football and soccer teams, as he was their biggest fan. His constant support and wisdom will be greatly missed by his wife and children. He was always there through the years to provide the best advice and guidance whatever the situation. We will never fill the emptiness felt in our hearts, we can only hope to honor his memory by passing on his faith and virtues, which he instilled in us. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mount Uniacke. Praise and worship music will be sung from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. with funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only, please. Donations may be made to the Companions of the Cross, St. Vincent du Paul Society or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


Tuesday, May 20, 2003
BURNS (Sampson), Muriel Helen - 84, Halifax, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Windsor Street, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Paul Daniel Sampson (L'Ardoise), and Mary Maude Martell (Halifax). Muriel was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a member of St. Michael's Parish for 50 years. She moved from Halifax to Lower Ship Harbour with daughter and son-in-law in 1998 and then to St. Vincent's Guest House, October, 2002. Before her children, she worked as an office clerk for Army Ordinance, DND. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Harold until his death in 1991. Surviving are daughter, Anne Marie Boudreau, Lower Ship Harbour; son, Michael Thomas Burns, New Minas; grandchildren, David and Stephen Boudreau, Matthew and Daniel Burns; great-granddaughter, Shianne. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Thomas Burns; sister, Dorothy M. Tanner; brother, Gerald Sampson. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. Funeral to be announced. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences to: cruikshanks@funeralscanada.com


Tuesday, August 12, 2003
BRIAND, Charles Elmer - 90, Martinique, died peacefully August 10, 2003, at home, with his loving family by his side. Born in Rockdale, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Ranson) Briand. He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Jane Shannon; daughters, Donna and Monica, both of Martinique; Betty Hickey (Ernie), Canning; Anita Webb (Paul), Lower L'Ardoise; sons, Howard (Chris), Kenneth (Sandra), both of Lake Echo; Kevin, Dartmouth; sisters, Joanie Evong, Halifax; Bertha Martell, Montreal; brother, George, Rockdale; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Winnie Doucette, Jennie Sampson; brothers, Thomas, Fred and Stanley. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday in St.Hyacinth Parish, D'Escousse, Rev. Bruno Ruel officiating. Burial to follow in St. Hyacinth Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com


Friday, November 21, 2003
BIRRETTE, Albert Francis - 69, Lower L'Ardoise. The death of Albert Francis Birrette occurred on November 19, 2003, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Murdock and Catherine (Peters) Birrette. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor sportsman. He is survived by brother, Gerard (Trish), Dartmouth. He was predeceased by sister, Alma; special uncle, Frank. The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 


Thursday, August 19, 2004
BARRETT, Ileana M. "Nanny" - 78, Lower L'Ardoise, died suddenly Monday, August 16, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, with her loving family nearby. She died as she had lived, with courage and strength. Born in Dartford, Kent, England, to the late Maud (Croft) and Thomas Ellis, Ileana came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. She worked in the L'Ardoise Co-op and the L'Ardoise Credit Union for a number of years before returning to High School in 1969 to prepare for university. She attended St. Francis Xavier University, where she obtained Bachelor's degrees in Arts and Education in order to pursue a career in teaching. She returned to L'Ardoise in 1975 to teach at the L'Ardoise Consolidated School, where she touched the lives of many young people in the community. After retiring, Nan pursued her love of gardening and creating beautiful art. She was a person of contagious optimism, good humour, enthusiasm and compassion for others and was the heart of her extended family. She is survived by her daughters, Vivian Vogt and Sandra (Lloyd) Oickle, Dartmouth; sons, Anthony (Ewa), Dartmouth; Raymond (Claudia), Point Michaud; grandchildren, Jamie Vogt, Paul (Glenda) Barrett, Dawn (Craig) Humphreys, Jodi Oickle, Martha and Kellen Barrett; great-grandchildren, Emma Vogt, Jacob and Jessica Humphreys, and Kaden Barrett; brother, Reg, Kent, England; sister, Doreen, Kent, England; many nieces, nephews and friends, both here and in England. She was predeceased by her husband, George; son, Billy; sister, Nora; brothers, Tom and Billy. Her remains have been cremated. A memorial service will be held in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, on Saturday, August 21, at 10 a.m., followed by a private graveside farewell for the family. There will be no visitation by request. A reception for family and friends will take place in the L'Ardoise Community Centre after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Haverstock's Funeral Home. Nanny delighted in being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched, including her little dog, Meelo. We love you, Nan. 


BARRON, Sister Mary "Mary Thecla" - 90, died in Parkstone Enhanced Care on December 2, 2004. Born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Irene (Perry) Barron. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1931 and made her Religious Profession in 1934. Sister taught school for 18 years in New York, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In addition to teaching school, she was involved in the community in teaching adults and was a housekeeper in several parish houses throughout Nova Scotia. She is survived by sisters, Leota (Lionel) Cormier, Quebec; Frances (Reginald) Shortall, Halifax; Sara Barron, Halifax; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Bernadette Buchar and Gertrude Smith. The body will be in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse, with visitation Sunday, December 5, from 3-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


February 17, 2005
BRIAND, John Felix "Fillie" - 92, L'Ardoise, died peacefully in Strait Richmond Hospital on February 16, 2005, his loving wife of 66 years, Kathleen (Riley) by his side. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Henry Briand and Victoria Digout. He served in the armed forces for a brief time. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110. He was a carpenter by profession. He is survived by six sons and five daughters, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Fabie and twin brother, Albert. Cremation has taken place. Mass and burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, Rev. Barrett Claire-Johnson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


BERRETTE, Sarah J. - 1916-2005. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Sarah Jane, on September 12, 2005, in St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Domonic and Alvina (Samson) Briand. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be sadly missed. She is survived by her children, Helene Losier (John Paul), New Brunswick; Viola MacIntosh (John), Lower L'Ardoise; Cecil (Peggy), Sydney; Don, New Brunswick; Judith Melanson (Jerry), Alberta, and Jimmy (Christine), Rockdale. Also surviving are sister, Mary Berrette (the late Willie), Lower L'Ardoise; brother, Maxim (June), Mahone Bay; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Alexander (2000); son, John; brothers, John and Joseph. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's, will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre or a charity of your choice.


Aug 13, 3006
BREWSTER, Madeline Elizabeth - 87, Sydney, died August 12, 2006. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Sarah (Martell) Mombourquette. She is survived by grandsons, Christopher (Heather) and Brendon, both of Pilot Mound, Man.; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Kelsey. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard B.; sons, Charles Arnold in infancy and Howard A. "Sandy"; great-granddaughter, Emily Rachel. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Church, Sydney, Father Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. On-line condolences: twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca
 


December 5, 2006
BRIAND (Riley), Kathleen Lillian - 84, L'Ardoise, died peacefully on December 2, 2006, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. She was a kind and generous person. Born in Halifax on November 26, 1922, she was a daughter of the late George and Rita Briand Riley. She is survived by children, George (Gail), Robert (Eileen), Anne (Vince), Bernadette (Calvin), Diane (George), Philip, Donald (Margeritte), Xavier (Cathie), Bernard (Lorna), Denise (John) Wanda (Tony). She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband John Felix; several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. The funeral will be held Wednesday, December 6, in Holy Guardian Angel's Church, L'Ardoise, with Rev. Barrett Claire-Johnson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. No flowers by request. Reception to follow in the community centre. Donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.  


Thursday Jan. 11, 2007.
BERTHIER, Clifford Abraham - 76, L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2007, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, with his family by his side, who gave him tremendous support, care and love during his courageous battle with cancer. He was a quiet and gentle man, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He had been associated with numerous charitable and religious organizations, and received many certificates of appreciation for his care and generosity. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Frank and Selina (Mombourquette) Berthier. He is survived by brothers, Alfred (Mary) and Roy, both of L'Ardoise; sisters, Vina (Richard), Halifax; Lena (Joe) Gerrior, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, William, Charlie; sisters, Bertha Crewe (L'Ardoise), Irene Ernst (Tantallon); infant sister, Irene. The family would like to thank all those who have helped in many ways over the past couple of years, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Cape Breton Cancer Centre, and its excellent team of doctors - Dr. Asim, Dr. Jensen and nurses, the home care nurses and the Strait Richmond Hospital and its dedicated nursing staff. Special thanks to Dr. Tan and Dr. Doyle, L'Ardoise. Visitation Friday, January 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church with Rev. Barrette-Clare Johnson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dr. William Kingston Memorial Clinic, L'Ardoise. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 


Aug 1, 2007
BRIAND, Marguerite Marie-Jeanne - 87, of L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27, 2007, in Strait Richmond Hospital with her nieces by her side. Born in Chicoutimi, Que., she was a daughter of the late Phillyie and Victoria Carpentier. She is survived by her sisters, Georgette Deveaux and Marie-Paul Pottie; 23 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie; sisters, Lucienne and Yvonne, and brothers, Henry and Nazaire. Marguerite was known for her love of gardening and crafts, especially knitting and crocheting and a great devotion to Ste. Anne. A special thank you to doctors and staff of St. Martha's Hospital, doctors and staff of Strait Richmond Hospital and a very special thank you to Dr. Tan. Visitation will be held in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Home on Thursday from 12-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church with Father Barrett Clare-Johnson officiating. Burial to follow in L'Ardoise Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.  


Aug 14, 2007.
BARRETT, Mary Ada - 106, L'Ardoise, died in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, on August 12, 2007. Born in L'Ardoise on May 4, 1901, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah Briand Rehberg. Ada was a loving person and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by daughters, Margaret (Bill), Blanche (Joseph) and Jean (Aurelle); 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Margaret Sampson, L'Ardoise, and Delia Bolduc, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, George; daughters, Marie and Helen; brothers, Joseph, John, and Murdock; sisters, Blanche and Sarah, and granddaughter, Debra Noadc Perrier. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in L'Ardoise Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church with Rev. Barrett Clair-Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 


Apr 14, 2008
BONA, Fred Cornelius - 79, L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2008, at home in L'Ardoise with his loving family by his side. Born on July 28, 1928, in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late John T. Bona and Mary Beatrice (Landry). He was a Member of the Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sophie Beatrice (Evong); sons, David (Gladys) Bona, L'Ardoise; Billy (Margaret) Bona, L'Ardoise; Donald (Vernadette) Bona, Sampsonville; Stanley (Michelle) Bona, L'Ardoise; Donald (Bernadette) Bona, Sampsonville; daughters, Patricia Ann (Daniel) Landry, River Bourgeois; Madeline (Joe) Boyle, St. Andrews; Hazel (Doug) Samson, Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by half-brothers, John (Sam) Bona, Halifax; Richard (Sylvie) Bona, Montreal; Angus (Sandra) Bona, Rockdale; Tommy (Ann Marie) Bona, L'Ardoise, and stepsister, Mary Blanch (Georgie) Martell, Rockdale; aunt, Irene (John) Middleton, Sydney; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Lena (Martell); three sons in infancy and a sister in infancy. Visitation will take place today in Holy Guardian Funeral Home in L'Ardoise from 4-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Fred will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, with Rev. Barrett Clare Johnson officiating. Burial to be held in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Cemetery, L'Ardoise, at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send on-line condolences or to light a candle in memory of Fred can be done on-line by going to: www.chboudreau.com 


Tuesday August 04, 2009.
BOUDREAU, Donald Albert - 84, Fall River and formerly of Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 1, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in St. Peter's, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Leo and Rebecca (MacLean) Boudreau. With the passing of his parents at an early age, Donnie moved to Gracieville where he was lovingly raised by Joe and Florence Gracie. In early years, Donnie worked in a clerical position at the L'Ardoise Co-op and L' Ardoise Credit Union. He was also employed as an office clerk with the Gulf Oil Refinery, Point Tupper for nearly 18 years. A gentle and dedicated individual, he was a devoted husband and father. Donnie enjoyed the company of friends, good laughter and was up for a challenge with a game of crib. He was also a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan. He is survived by his soulmate, love of his life and wife of 56 years, Phoebe (Kinslow); sons, Donald (Holly), Kentville; David (Michelle), Newmarket, Ont.; daughters, Lorraine (Conrad) LeLievre, New Minas; Debbie (Frank) Parsons, Windsor Junction. Special to his life were his grandchildren, Joel, Shannon, Brad, Jennifer, Breanne, Melissa, Donald III, Logan, Cain, and Kinlagh, also a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Gerald, Frankie, Ivan; sister, Kathleen Boudreau. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place Thursday, August 6, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise at 11 a.m., Father Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Burial of ashes in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the community centre. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Alex. A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. 


Friday Aug. 14, 2009.
BURKE, Lawrence David "Larry" - July 15, 1950 - July 27, 2009. With profound sadness, the family of Larry Burke announce his sudden death as a result of a tragic accident in Surrey B.C., where he had resided for many years. Larry was born in Toronto, Ont., and grew up in L'Ardoise, a son of George and Peggy (Vanclieaf) Burke. He is survived by his parents as well as his brothers, Ron (Carol), Greg (Anne), Mark (Sharon), and sister, Georgette (Burke MacDonnell); nieces and nephews, Sarah, Rhonda, Ryan, Emily, Jarett , Brennan and Leigh. Larry was a Canadian weightlifting champion in the Olympic class who coached others all his adult life. He was a carpenter by trade, taking great pride in his work while "working to live"; an avid outdoors man with a special passion for white water rafting on the rivers he so loved. Larry's life was celebrated in Avalon Surrey Funeral Chapel on August 8, 2009, where he was remembered by his West coast family of friends as a person who lived large and gave freely, compassionate and determined in all that he did. Friends and family will gather in L'Ardoise Legion at 2 p.m., September 5, in a tribute to Larry, followed by reception.  


Tuesday Dec. 01, 2009.
BOUDREAU, Albert Cliford - 86, of Lower East Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully November 27, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Gus and Jane (Birrett) Boudreau. Albert was in the Merchant Navy serving in the Second World War until joining (which just became) the Canadian Coast Guard until his retirement. Albert was a member of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans' Association, The Royal Canadian Legion Eastern Marine Branch 161 and also a member of the Federal Superannuates National Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 Years, Dorothy (Barnaby) (Hawkins) Boudreau; sons, John (Mary) Hawkins, East Chezzetcook; Douglas (Christine) Hawkins, Meagher's Grant; Donald (Linda) Hawkins, Halifax; David (Fran) Hawkins, Beaver Bank; sisters, Allison Proctor, Dartmouth and Arlene (Pat) LaFramboise, Espanola, Ont.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence Gray and Agnes Sweet, also brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. No service by request. Donations may be made to Twin Oaks/Birches PO Box 186 Musquodoboit, NS B0J 2L0. This may be viewed at www.mem.com 


Monday, 18 Jan 2010.
BURKEY, Jack Kenneth "Kenny" - 62, passed away in the QEII Health Sciences Centre on January 12, 2010 after a very short illness. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy; daughter, Tina (Shawn) and the light of his life; grandsons, Justin and Brady. Also loving mother-in-law, Mary Mae Mitchell. He was predeceased by mother, Bertha E. Crewe. Other surviving members are stepbrothers, Frankie, Raymond (Sharon), and Albert; stepsisters, Doris (David), Eileen, Rosemarie (Lauchie), Lorraine, Sharon (Trevor); uncles, Roy and Alfred; aunts, Vina and Lena (Joe), and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Kenny had just completed 32 years of service with Via Rail. His humour and "telling it like it is" attitude will be greatly missed by many friends and family. As per Kenny's wishes, there will be no visitation. Interment will be at a later date. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 9 a.m., in St. John Vianney Church in Lower Sackville. All are welcome. 


Apr 20, 2010
BONIN, Lawrence James - 89, of L’Ardoise, died peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in L’Ardoise, he was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona. He was a lifetime resi­dent of L’Ardoise and a member of Ho­ly Guardian Angels Parish. He is sur­vived by his loving wife of 62 years, Clara; daughters, Jennette MacNeill (Garry), Marina Walsh, Tia Bona, all from Sackville; Lucy Ann (Herman) Macdonald, Rockdale; Cecilia (Wal­ter) Bona and Pata (Jeremiah) Martell both of L’Ardoise. He is also survived by sister, Beatrice Whitehall, Hamil­ton, Ont. and brother, Freddie, Rock­dale; 16 grandchildren and 23 great­grandchildren, several nieces and ne­phews. He was predeceased by sons, Ralph and James Bona; great-grand­child, Patrick Gerald Martell; broth­ers, Danny, George, Charlie and Wal­ter; sisters, Lizzie Martell, Catherine Bona, Cecilia Pellow and Anita Longeepee. Lawrence enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing cards, the game of auction and 45s especially if he could give someone a skunk. He also en­joyed watching the hockey games es­pecially when his team, Montreal and his wife’s team, Toronto were playing. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be in L’Ardoise Parish Funeral Home on Friday, April 23, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mass will take place in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise April 24, at 11 a.m. with Father Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating Special thanks to Dr. Pluta, Dr. Collins, the nurses and staff of Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morri­son Funeral Home, St. Peter’s. 


July 16, 2010
Helen Mae Sampson passes away at 101 yrs
SAMPSON (Barron) Helen Mae - 101, of Bona Road, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's. Born in Halifax May 3, 1909. Daughter of the late Daniel and Victoria (Martell) Barron, step­daughter of the late Joseph Doucette. She will always be remembered for her great memories that she loved to share, her sense of humour, dedication to her faith, love of life, and her love of animals. She is survived by stepsister, Irene; grandchildren, Wade (Delores) Warner, Dennis Warner, Stephen (Sha­ron) Sampson, Kevin (Christine) Sampson, Cindy (Donnie) King, Mark (Kelly) Sampson. She had 11 great­grandchildren; seven great great­grandchildren; many nieces and neph­ews; and so many unrelated grandchil­dren. She was predeceased by hus­band, Alex A. Sampson; son, George; daughter, Helen Warner; brothers, Walter and George Barron; stepbroth­er, James Doucette; stepsisters, Mar­garet, Doris and Madeline; and grand­son, Bobby. It is never easy to say goodbye. We take great pleasure in celebrating your 101 years. You lived, you have left us with so much pride, love, and our hearts filled with memo­ries of such a wonderful, caring, lov­ing lady. A heartfelt 'thank-you' to Richmond Villa Staff (her angels) who made the last four years of Helen's life so comfortable and serene. Crema­tions has taken place. No visitation. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tues­day, July 20 in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Father Mariadoss Lourdusamy officiating. Burial to take place in church cemetery. Funeral under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Donations may be made to charity of your choice. 


Saturday July 17, 2010.
BRIAND, Carl Jonathan 'Jonnie B' - 22, of Lower L'Ardoise tragically passed away alongside his lifelong friend, Liam Madden , as a result of a motor vehicle accident on July 13, 2010. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Xavier and Cathie (White) Briand. He was a lifelong resident of Lower L'Ardoise, with the exception of two years while he re­sided in Edmon­ton. Jon was employed at Lobsters 'R' Us and the loves of his life were playing guitar, animals, and his niece, Taeyah, who will sadly miss her Uncle Jon who was always there for playtime and guitar lessons. He is survived by his parents; big brother, Joey (Tammy); niece, Taeyah, Dartmouth; maternal grandmother, Frances White, Bayers Lake; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was pre­deceased by his paternal grandparents, Felix and Kathleen Briand; maternal grandfather, Joseph White; and Uncle Carl White. Jon was an avid believer in Physical Fitness and regularly worked out and ran. He was a won­derful son, brother, uncle and friend and will be forever missed by his family and wonderful friends. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be offered Monday at 2 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, with Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss presiding. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters. 


Tuesday July 20, 2010.
BERTHIER, Joseph Alfred - 84, L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2010, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. He was a fun-loving person who loved a good story and laugh. He will sadly be missed by his family and friends who gave him sup­port, care, and love during his last days of his illness. In his younger years, Alfred worked in Halifax at Dalhousie University as a landscaper. Later, he worked on the Halifax Docks as a longshoreman. In 1948, Alfred moved back to L'Ardoise with his family where he fished inshore in the summer and was a lumberman during the winter. He retired in 1991 at the age of 65. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Frank and Selina (Mombourquette) Berthier. He is survived by sons, Ronnie (Donna), Russell (Cathy), Junior (Donna), Michael, all of L'Ar­doise; Stanley (Charlene), Lower Sackville; and stepson, Ron (Brenda) White, Ottawa. He is also survived by brother, Roy, of L'Ardoise; sisters, Vina Richard and Lena (Joe) Gerrior, both of Halifax; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; brothers, William, Charlie and Clifford; sisters, Bertha, Irene, and infant sister, Irene. He was a lov­ing grandfather to Ryan, Tara, Jade, Kim, Chad, Brittany, and Sloan; also a loving great-grandfather to Raely, Gunner, and Gavin. Cremation has taken place with no visitation. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church with Rev. Lourdusmy Mariadoss officiating. Interment in the par­ish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Fu­neral Home, St. Peters. 


Aug 17, 2010
BONA, Frederick William - 91, of Rockdale, died peacefully with his family by his side Friday, August 13, 2010, in St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Martell) Bona. He is survived by his loving children: daughters, Marie (Charles) Martell, Theresa (Victor) Martell, Sandra (Angus) Bona, all of Rockdale; Sheila (Paul) Bona, and son, Lauchie (Donna) Bona, both of L'Ardoise. He is also survived by his sister, Beatrice Whitewall, of Hamilton, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Danny, George, Charlie, Lawrence and Walter; sisters, Lizzie Martell, Catherine Bona, Cecilia Pellow and Anita Longaphy. Freddie, a gentle and kind soul, enjoyed being around his family and friends. He also had a sweet tooth for all of his daughter Marie's homemade treats she lovingly made for him. He also loved listening to music, watching wrestling and the birds outside at his feeders. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Mass will take place in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Wednesday, August 18 at 11 a.m., with Father Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Strait Richmond Hospital and St. Martha's Hospital, as well as the homecare workers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters.


Chronicle Herald
Feb 22, 2011
BURKE, Margaret 'Peggy' - 86, Lower L’Ardoise. Surrounded by her loving family, Peggy Burke died peacefully, with courage and dignity, in her home in Lower L’Ardoise on Fri­day, February 18th, 2011. Peggy was born in Baysville, Muskoka, Ont., on January 28th, 1925, as Margaret Letitia Vanclieaf, daughter of John Daniel 'Dan' Vanclieaf and Rachel Letitia Anne 'Annie' Rhodes. In 1948, Peggy married George Murdoch Burke, residing in Toronto before moving, in 1951, to L’Ardoise, the community that Peggy adopted as her home by the sea. While raising her family there, Peggy engaged in vari­ous forms of community service gain­ing respect as a lady of kindness, strong character, and quick wit. Above all, Peggy devoted her energies to the care and support of her husband and children. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, George; and their children, Ron (Carol), Greg (Anne), Mark, and Georgette (Burke MacDonnell). Also surviving are grandchildren, Sarah, Rhonda, Ryan, Brennan, Leigh, Jarett, and Emily, along with great-grandchildren, Lillian, Rielly, Noah, Caleb, Yasir, and Sirius. Peggy also leaves to mourn her passing her very dear brother, Leo­nard Granville Vanclieaf, of Glenmount, Muskoka, Ont., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peggy was predeceased by her son, Law­rence David 'Larry' Burke, as well as her parents, and siblings, Evelyn, Charles, Daniel, Neale, and Eugene. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in L’Ardoise Funeral Home on Thursday, February 24th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. followed by a funeral service in Holy Guardian Angels Church on Friday, February 25th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. In lieu of flowers, dona­tions may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca 


Chronicle Herald
Aug 25, 2011
BERRETTE, Alexander Daniel Brighteyes 'Donnie' - 35, Carstairs, Alta., formerly of Lower L’Ardoise, died Monday, August 8, 2011, in Carstairs. Born in Sydney, he was raised in Lower L’Ardoise by his grandpar­ents, the late Dan and Sarah Berrette. Donnie was a loving brother and a car­ing friend. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a talented artist and writer. He will be deeply missed by his sister, Tina (Jamie) Madden, Port Hawkesbury; as well as his many friends across the country; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his biological parents, Donnie Berrette and L. Brighteyes. He was predeceased by his aunt, Viola MacIntosh. Visitation will be on Friday, August 26, from 2-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Home, L’Ardoise. Funeral mass will be offered 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, from Holy Guardian Angels Ro­man Catholic Church, L’Ardoise, with Rev. Mariadoss Lourdusamy officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements for Donnie are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com  


Chronicle Herald
Friday Jan. 27. 2012, page B06.
BRIAND, Joseph Arthur - 67, of Liverpool, passed away in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Janu­ary 24th, 2012. Born in L’Ardoise, Cape Breton and grew up in Grand River, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (MacIssac) Briand. Joe was a crane operator by trade and worked on various construc­tion sites and spent the majority of his career working on the offshore drill­ing rigs. He also drove bus for Aca­dian Lines. He lived in Dartmouth for many years where he raised his fam­ily and had lived in Liverpool the last 16 years. He is survived by his part­ner, Marsha Whynot; his sons, Paul (Karen) Briand, Michael (Marge) Briand, Marcel (Christina) Briand; his daughter, Maureen Briand (Stephen Ling); stepdaughter, Amy Whynot (Sarah Croxen); grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Alexandra, Josee, James, Zachary, Max and Isaac and also by Mary Briand (mother of his children). Also surviving are sister, Patricia of Ontario; brothers, Morton of British Columbia; and Wally of Alberta. Be­sides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Bernadette (Bob) War­wick. Cremation has taken place un­der the direction of Chandlers’ Funer­al Home, Liverpool where visitation will be Sunday, January 29th, from 7- 9 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday, January 30th, at 2 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool. Father Brian Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made to: www.chandlersfuneral.com


Chronicle Herald
Feb 28, 2012
BRIAND, Helena - 97, L’Ardoise, died peacefully on February 26th, 2012, in Strait Richmond Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Margaret Sampson and wife of the late Fabian Briand. She is survived by her children, Carole, Ray (Marie), Jean, Sharon (Bill Wilson), Sandra (Kenn Quinn); eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass and Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.


Chronicle Herald
June 15, 2012
BERTHIER, Abraham 'Abe' - 75, Resident of St. Anne's Community and Nursing Care Centre, and formerly of Petit de Grat. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Abraham on June 13, 2012, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Tranquil and Mary Catherine (Landry) Berthier. Abraham worked for the Department of Lands and Forests for 37 years. He will be fondly remembered for his love of the outdoors and spending time at the cabin, for his love of music and watching his granddaughter step-dance. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Muriel (Samson); son, Lester (Stephanie) of Halifax; son, Jerome (Alvina) of Arichat; daughter, Lisa of Yellowknife; daughter, Jacinta (Bill) of Ottawa; precious granddaughter, Chantal (Andrew) of Arichat; brother, Alex (Viny); sisters, Annie (Cyril), Margaret (Bob), and Theresa (Darryl); and many nieces, nephews and great friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Gladys. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18 in C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. A Funeral mass will take place in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on June 18, in Petit de Grat. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne's Community and Nursing Care Centre, Parkinson's Society Canada, Maritime Region, Star of the Sea Cemetery Fund or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Abe please visit: www.chboudreau.com


Chronicle Herald
June 18, 2012
BONA, Rose Marie - 84, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Belfontaine) Sampson. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish and is survived by her son, Clifford (Carol) and daughter, Shirley (Chester) Harker, both of L'Ardoise; companion, Paul Creamer; grandsons, Kevin, Howard and Lloyd; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene, Windsor, Ont.; Madeline, Richmond Villa; Mary Rose, Lower L'Ardoise; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; brother, John Sampson and sister, Dorothy Lilly. Resting in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlor, L'Ardoise, Monday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Holy Guardian Angels Church, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In memoriam donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca


Chronicle Herald
Nov 16, 2012
Edward 'Ned' Bona passes away at 103
BONA, Edward 'Ned' - 103, Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, and formerly of Rockdale, passed away November 14, 2012, in Richmond Villa. Born in Lower L’Ardoise, he was a son of the late William and Myra (Sampson) Bona. He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Kathleen) Bona, Rockdale and James (Elaine), Targetville, N.B.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence (Smith); daughter, Diane Bona and grandson, Christian Bona; brother, Joe, and sisters, Rebecca, May, and Margaret. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be offered Saturday at 10 a.m. from Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L’Ardoise. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Richmond Villa Activity Fund or Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed by visiting: www.greensfuneralhome.ca


Chronicle Herald
May 10, 2013
BERRETTE (Sampson), Mary Margaret, 87, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a lengthy illness with family by her side. Born in Little Harbour, Cape Breton on June 21, 1925, she was raised by her aunts, the late Margaret 'Peg' Sampson and Christina (Sampson) Blades. Mary worked in Halifax prior to marrying Albert 'Bert' Berrette of Lower L'Ardoise. Mary and Bert raised their children in the North End of Halifax, Ronald (Noreen), Halifax; Nancy (John) Mombourquette, Lower L'Ardoise; Wanda, Saint John, N.B.; Doreen (Kenneth) Pilon, Timberlea; Paula (Darrell) Sampson, Hatchet Lake. The family spent weekends, vacations and summers in Lower L'Ardoise and upon their retirement returned there. After the death of her husband, Mary often travelled to Halifax where she divided her time at the homes of her children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Angela (Jenn Hanspiker) Berrette, Lenore (Trevor Saunders) Mombourquette, Jacquelyn (Rob Bradford) Berrette, Eric (Vanessa) Sampson, Shelley Sampson, Justin (Amy Bollivar) Pilon and Amber Pilon. Over the years, each grandchild spent many memory filled summers with her and Bert in Cape Breton. She enjoyed trips to Boston to visit (and shop) with her brother, Joseph Sampson and her dear sister-in-law, Mary (Pottie) Sampson. Mary's hobbies included knitting, quilt making, bingo and shopping or at home in the kitchen making her famous meatloaf, carrot cake, meat pie and biscuits for anyone who asked. A devoted Catholic, Mary demonstrated her faith with kindness and a willingness to help others. Devoted to her family she modeled for them compassion, caring, graciousness and the importance of service to others. She spent many hours with her deaf daughter, teaching her to use her voice and donated her time to the parent group of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children of Halifax. She was a homemaker whose home was always open and welcoming to others, including several children to whom she proved child care. For the past five years, Mary resided at Saint Vincent's Nursing Home under the care of the wonderful 2nd floor staff who embraced her quick smile and humour and treated her as family. Her love of children was still evident even at the end of her illness when visits from her great-grandchildren, Lexi Sampson, John Saunders, Mason and Violet Bradford and Andrew and Wesley Berrette would bring a smile to her face. Her generous spirit will be missed dearly by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Wilfred Berrette, sister-in-law, Theresa Mombourquette, sister-in-law, Mary Sampson and numerous god children, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 46 years; beloved son, John at the age of 12 who was always in her thoughts; brother, Joseph E. Sampson; cousin, Leo Sampson with whom she was raised and her birth mother, Sally Sampson. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Visitation today, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlor; funeral Mass will be offered from Holy Guardian Church, L'Ardoise, Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m., Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss presiding. Donations may be made to Canadian Hemophilia Society, Autism Nova Scotia or charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to: www.greensfuneralhome.ca


Haverstock's Funeral Home Website
July 9, 2013
BRANDAL, Marie "Theresa" Jeannine - 85, Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 10, 2013. Born September 11, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Theophile and Simonne (Tremblay) Gagnon of Chicoutimi, Quebec. She is survived by her daughter, Anne (John) MacDonald, West Bay Road; her companion, Cecil Hart, Sherbrooke; grandchildren, Larry, Paula and Lorna; 1 great-grandchild, Carli. She is also survived by her brother, Marcel and sister, Rita, L’Ardoise; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leif; 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a nephew. In respect of her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Private burial will take place in Southbrook Cemetery, Nan Corrigan officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com


Green's Funeral Home Website
Sept 17, 2013
Alex Foster Boyles
(December 25, 1935 - September 15, 2013) Boyles Alex Foster 77, of L'Ardoise and formerly of New Glasgow and Halifax passed away , September 15, 2013 at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born on Trenton, NS, he was the son of the late Rupert and May Boyles. Alex served in the Royal Canadian Nay for 20 years, serving on many Canadian Naval Ships and was on Board HMCS Kootenay at the time of the explosion in October 1969; he later worked for the Corps of Commissioners. He was involved in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program and prior to his illness; Alex thoroughly enjoyed being out on the water, fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elizabeth; his daughters Shelley, Edith (John) Heather and Holly; stepsons Hilary (Pat) Mombourquette and Barry Mombourquette; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; daughter in law Heather Mombourquette and her companion Darrell Hermiston; sisters Joyce (George) and Eva; a brother Fraser and an extended family of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Clifford, Walter, Charlie, Ben and Doug. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and his loyal companion " Chewy" Resting in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlor, L'Ardoise Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday a 2pm from Holy Guardian Angels Parish L'Ardoise with Rev. Mariadoss Loudusamy presiding, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In memoriam, donations to the Canadian Cancer society or Charity of the donors choice, appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Pluta, Dr. Pahil, home care nursing staff, Strait Richmond Hospital staff for their exceptional care and to the many friends and relatives for their visits and calls. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home ,Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca


CH Boudreau Funeral Home Website
Jan 5, 2014
Sophie Beatrice Bona (Evong)
Date of Birth: Thursday, April 28th, 1927 Date of Death: Saturday, January 4th, 2014 It's with great sadness that we the family of Sophie Beatrice Bona, 86 of L'Ardoise, have to announce her passing on Jan. 4, 2013 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax, Beatrice was the daughter of the late William and Emma (Taylor) Evong. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Landry (Daniel), Madeline Boyle (Joe), Hazel Samson (Glenn); sons David (Gladys), Billy (Margaret), Donald (Bernadette), Stanley (Michelle); 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Fred Cornelius Bona; 3 children in infancy; brothers Richard and Louis. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 - 9 p.m. in the Holy Guardian Angel Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday morning January 6, 2014 at 11:00 at Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise with Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Guardian Angel Parish Cemetery, L'Ardoise at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society or to the Charity of your choice. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Beatrice, please visit www.chboudreau.com


The Chronicle Herald
Thursday Jan. 08, 2014, page D05.
BARRETT, Margaret Agnes
Age 103, Richmond Villa, St. Peters, and formerly of L’Ardoise, passed away January 7, 2014, in Richmond Villa. Born in Port Felix, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary David. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish and is survived by her sons, Gerald James Barrett and Lester Joseph Barrett; grandchildren, Melinda Barrett, Michelle Barrett, Mellissa (Barrett) Bona; great-grandchildren, Nadine and Darryl Bona, Jefferey and Jenny Lee Smith, and great great-grand­child, Ava Agnes Bona. She was pre­deceased by her husband, Joseph William Barrett; sister, Annie; broth­er, Billie, and grandson, Nicholas Barrett. Resting in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlor, L’Ardoise, with visitation today, Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11 a.m. from Holy Guardian Angels Church. In memoriam donations to the Richmond Villa Activity Fund or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca


Chronicle Herald
Jan 22, 2014
BARRETT, Lester Joseph
Age 84, of Rockdale, passed away January 19, 2014, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Joseph William and Margaret Agnes (David) Barrett. Lester went to work on the boats at the age of 17; he came ashore to work in Toronto for Canadian Pacific Express. He was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish and is survived by his brother, Gerald James Barrett; nieces, Melinda Barrett, Michelle Barrett, Mellissa (Barrett) Bona; great nieces and nephews, Nadine and Darryl Bona, Jefferey and Jenny Lee Smith and great great niece, Ava Agnes Bona. He was predeceased by nephew, Nicholas Barrett. Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11 a.m., from Holy Guardian Angels Church. In memoriam donations to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of No­va Scotia appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca


Chronicle Herald
Feb 7, 2014
BONA, Donna Marie - Age 52, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Samuel Stone and Barbara Marie (Campbell) Stone (L'Ardoise). Donna was a homemaker, she enjoyed knitting and baking. She is survived by her companion, Allan Sampson; son, Curtis (Karen) Bona, Hubley; brothers, Ross Stone, Port Hawkesbury; Gordon Stone, L'Ardoise; grandchildren, Blake and Zachary. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise, on Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m., with Father Mariadoss Lourdusany officiating. A reception will follow the mass in the community hall. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Donna may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter's. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


Green's Funeral Home Website
May 6, 2014
Patrick Briand
(December 3, 1924 - May 4, 2014)
BRIAND PATRICK “ PATSY” - Cole Harbour/L’Ardoise
It is with saddened hearts that the Family of Patrick Briand announces his passing on May 4, 2014 at age 89. Born in L’Ardoise, he was the son of the late Simon and Celeste (Mombourquette) Briand and was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L’Ardoise. After building his own Cape Island fishing boat, he spent many years working as an inshore fisherman and as a pulp contractor. He was a handyman in many trades and worked as a steward at the Lord Nelson Hotel. During the 1970's he owned and operated a Convenience Store in L'Ardoise. He had a passion for building small boats, owning horses and will always be remembered for his great story telling. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years , Linda; his son Lloyd (Stella), Lake Echo; grandchildren Sheena (Mike), Lake Echo Vanessa (Justin), Porter’s Lake,and Candace (B.J.), Ontario; four great grandchildren a sister Mary (Henry) Poitras, Florida and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11 am from Holy Guardian Angels Church, L’Ardoise, burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to QEII Health Sciences Centre, appreciated. A special thank you to the Palliative Care Staff of 8.1 at the QEII. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca



Chronicle Herald
June 19, 2014
BRIAND, Maxiam Frank - It is with great sadness that the family of Maxiam Frank Briand, 94, of Fauxburg, an-nounces his passing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, he was the son of the late Dominic and Alvina (Sampson) Briand. He served with the North Nova Regiment during the Second World War and went on to work 37 years with the Department of Fisheries and served as boatsman on the HMCS Cygnus and HMCS Chebucto. He was a faithful member of St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg and was always willing to lend a hand with work around the church. Family will remember Frank as an avid gardener, who enjoyed growing geraniums and enjoying the simple pleasures of spending time getting together with family. Frank is survived by his wife, the former June Acker; daughters, Marsha Mosher, Boutilier's Point; Annette (Steve) Conrad, Auburndale; sons, John (Jennifer), Mader's Cove; Danny, Northwest; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Barrett, Port Hawkesbury; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Sarah and brothers, John and Joseph. Friends are invited to share their memories of Frank during visitation with his family in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Frank's life will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lu-nenburg, Rev. James MacDonald, OMI, officiating. Interment will be in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Flowers from immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Green's Funeral Home Website
Mary Louise Berrette
(June 4, 1918 - August 16, 2014)
BERRETTE Mary Louise 96 passed away Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Richmond Villa, St. Peters. Born in Lower L’Ardoise she was the daughter of Dominic and Alvina (Sampson) Briand. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her son John Robert, Lower L’Ardoise, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William John Berrette sister Sarah Berrette brothers Maxime, Joseph and John. Resting in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlor on Friday from 2-9 pm, Funeral Saturday at 10 am from Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L’Ardoise with Rev. Dennis Lamey presiding; burial in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of choice, Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.


Green's Funeral Home Website
Aug 18, 2014
Roy Frank Berthier
(June 18, 1933 - August 16, 2014)
Berthier, Roy Frank- 81 of L'ardoise passed away peacefully at the Strait Richmond Hospital, CB, on August 16th surrounded by his loving family. Roy was a kind and generous man who will be dearly missed by family, friends and his two faithful companions Jake and Lucy. Roy was considered a jack of all trades who specialized in mechanics, electronic repairs and income tax preparations. Roy was the son of the late Selena and Frank Berthier of L'ardoise Cape Breton. He is survived by his sisters; Vina (Richard), Lena (Gerrior) both of Halifax. And many nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his Brothers William, Alfred, Clifford, Charlie. Sisters, Baby Irene, Bertha Crewe and Irene Freemon.Roy passed away peacefully due to various medical complications he and endured over the last several years. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Homecare nurses and the doctors and staff at the Strait Richmond Hospital CB who gave tremendous care and support in Roy's time of need. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 19 between 2-4 and 7-9 at the L'Ardoise funeral home. Mass will be held Wednesday, August 20th in the Holy Guardian Angels church at 11 AM. Father Lamey officiating. Burial to follow in the Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home of Port Hawksbury.


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