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Richmond Record
Saturday July 25, 1953
The death of Benjamin Campbell, 91 ,occurred at his home early Wednesday morning. News of his passing was learned with deep regret by a widespread circle of friends and relatives. His wife predeceased him several years ago. He leaves to mourn two daughters Mrs. Peter Clannon, Mary Campbell and two sons, Henry and George with whom he resided. Also six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Funeral took place on Friday morning with Mass of Requiem celebrated at 8:30 by Rev. Fr. P. A. LeBlanc, P.P. Pallbearers were Phil Campbell (Halifax), Thomas MGrath, Anthony Monbourquette, AmabIe Martell, Dennis Monbourquette and Gus Berrette. Out-of- town relatives attending the funeral were Alex Monbourquette, Sydney, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kinslow, Mrs. Art Boutilier, Glace Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kinslow, Port Morien, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Simmons, George Morrison, Glace Bay. Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved sons and daughters.

May 28, 1960,   Richmond Record
Patrick Campbell – The passing of Capt. Patrick Campbell, a life-long resident of St, Peter’s, occurred at Halifax on the 26th inst. The late Capt. Campbell was a veteran commander and in late years was a valued pilot in the Cape Breton pilotage district. We hope to have more particulars of the funeral in our next issue. We extend out sincere sympathies to the bereaved family. Clarence Campbell, a former manager of the Royal Bank of Canada branch here, but is now manager of the Antigonish branch is a son. 

June 11, 1960 issue of the Richmond Record
We regret to report the death of Patrick Campbell who passed away recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Landry, (Catherine) 34 Clifton St. in Halifax, where he had resided for the past eight years. The late Capt. Campbell was born in St. Peter’s and is survived by his wife, three daughters and four sons, John, Sydney, Clarence, Antigonish, Daniel, St. Peter’s, Arthur, Halifax, Catherine (Mrs. J. H. Landry), Elizabeth, (Mrs. Rannie MacDonald), Marion, Mrs. Gordon Ryan), Halifax. Also several grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral services were held from St. Peter’s Church. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

July 21, 1964
L'Ardoise- Funeral service for Mrs. Justine Campbell of L'Ardoise was held in the Church of the Guardian Angel with Father Gregory Sampson officiating. She died here at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late Martin Campbell of L'Ardoise, and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Boucher of River Bourgeois, Richmond county. She lived most of her life in L'Ardoise and was a member of the Church of the Guardian Angel. she is survived by five sons, Larry of Saugus, Mass; Felix, Halifax; Leonard, Halifax; James, Dartmouth; Martin Cornelius, Purcell's Cove; four daughters, Bertha ( Mrs. Isaac Richard), L'Ardoise; Minnie (Mrs. Percy Martell), Montreal; Dora (Mrs. Fabian Landry), Peterborough, Ont. and Theresa (Mrs. Cyril Myatt), Florida; Four sisters Mrs. Norman McKenzie, St. Peter's; Mrs. Damien Sampson, St. Peters; Mrs John O'Brian, New York; Sister Jean, a sister of Charity, Rimouski, Quebec. She is also survived by two brothers, Charles Boucher of River Bourgeois and Lawrence Boucher of New Jersey; by 35 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and by one great-great-grandchild. Interment was in the cemetery of the Church of the Guardian Angel, L'Ardoise

March 18, 1967
News Caption: "L'Ardoise Merchant Seaman Dies In France After Ship's Accident"
Lawrence Joseph Campbell, 63, native of L'Ardoise, died Wednesday in France following an accident aboard a ship. He was son of the late Martin Campbell, and a member of the merchant Marine. Surviving are four brothers, Martin, and Leonard, Purcell's Cove; James, Point Edward; Felix, Halifax; four sisters, Bertha (Mrs. Isaac Richard), L'Ardoise; Dora (Mrs. F.E. Landry), Peterborough, Ont.; Minnie (Mrs. Percy Martell), Montreal; and Theresa (Mrs. Cyril Myatt), Miami, Flordia.

Chronicle Herald
Friday Jan 5, 1968
DANIEL JOSEPH COTIE, 96, of Grand Greve, Richmond County, was buried in Holy Angels Church cemetery in L'Ardoise Thursday He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs. Jeremiah Cotie. Surviving are his wife, nine sons, Albert and Edgar, Grand Greve; Daniel, Halifax; Lauchie, Westville: Gerald, Dartmouth; John, Meaford, Ont.; Nicholas, Halifax; Alfred, St. Peter's; Gordon, Ont.; seven daughters, Catherine (Mrs. Herchell Cordell), California; Margaret (Mrs. Bev Harris), Dartmouth; Ann (Mrs. Gordon Kerman), Ont.; Theresa (Mrs. William LeBlanc), Westville: Helen, Ont.; Norma (Mrs. L. J. Power), Ont.: Mildred (Mrs. Paul Roy), Halifax; 64 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Chronicle Herald
Friday Sept 16, 1977
LOWER L'ARDOISE - John Elias Clannon, 73, of Lower L'Ardoise died Thursday in Sydney. Born in Lower L'Ardoise he was the son of the late Thomas and Serena (Monbourquette) Clannon. He was a retired boat builder. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Stone); three daughters, Betty (Mrs. John H. Stone) Lynches River: Serena (Mrs. Murdoch MacNeil) Port [sic: Point] Tupper; Eva (Mrs. Ernie Robertson), Boston; one son John Kelly, at home; one brother, Thomas, Lower L'Ardoise. He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret (Sampson) and a sister Elizabeth. The body is at L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Halifax Mail-Star, March 24, 1978
ST. PETER'S - Mrs. Charles I. Cameron, 94, of St. Peter's, died Wednesday in Richmond Villa. Born in L'Ardoise, she was the former Mary Ellen Samson, a daughter of the late Urbain and Maria (MacNeil) Samson. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Blance M. Martell, L'Ardoise; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband. The body is at home in St. Peter's. Funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Lynch officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Wednesday, April 19, 1978
Chronicle Herald
Mrs. Emmeline Clannon
LOWER L'ARDOISE - Mrs. Emmeline Clannon, 90, of Lower L' Ardoise, died Monday in Lower L'Ardoise. Born in L'Ardoise, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Marion (Mombourquette) Campbell. Surviving are four daughters, Mary Catherine (Mrs. James Briand), Sydney; Elizabeth Rose (Mrs. Alfred Briand), Halifax; Theresa Marion (Mrs. Joseph Mombourquette), Burton, N.B.; a son Joseph, Hamilton, Ont.; a sister Mary and two brothers, George and Henry; all of Lower L'Ardoise; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Peter and a daughter Bridget Ann. The body is at the home of her daughter Mrs. James Briand. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

December 19, 1978
Mrs. C. Cochrane - Port Morien. Funeral Service were held Decenber, 11th, at St. Mary's Church for Mrs, Clarance Cochrane, 86, of Port Morien, who died December 8th, 1978. A native of L'Ardoise, she was the former Cerina Gracie and resided in Glace Bay until 15 years ago when she moved to Port Morien. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish. She is survived by her husband, Clarence, daughters (Stella) Mrs. Russell Waren, (Blanche) Mrs. Patrick Burroughts, both of Glace Bay, (Kaye) Mrs., Harry Pino, Sydney, (Shirley) Mrs. John MacDonald, (Kathleen) Mrs. Harry Botham, all of Ontario and Florence Elvira at home, sons Ernest, Glace Bay, Joseph, Port Morien, Thomas, William and John, all of Ontario, sisters (Alvina) Mrs. Charles Hall, Dominion, (Julia) Mrs. James Young, Glace Bay, Sarah Gracie, Boston. There are 26 grandchilden. She was predeceased by two sons and one sister. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. The funeral was directed by Curry's Funeral Home.

April 8,1992 - The Halifax Herald
Campbell, Mary Agnes, 69, L' Ardoise - died Monday April 6, 1992 at Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.  Born in L'Ardoise, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Annie (Barrett) Mombourquette.  She lived and worked for many years in Halifax, where she was a member of St. Stephen's parish. Upon her second marriage she moved to L'Ardoise where she was a generous supporter of various religious causes within and outside her parish. Mrs. Campbell is survived by her second husband, Felix, L'Ardoise; two brothers, Albert, L'Ardoise and Dan, Halifax; five sisters, Laura, (Mrs. Basil Fogerty; Theresa, (Mrs. Harry Johnson) both of Halifax; Lillian (Mrs. Earl Ellis); Elizabeth, (Mrs. Albert Roy); and Annie Mae (Mrs. Harry LeRue) all of L'Ardoise, several stepchildren; several step grandchildren and great step grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Fabien Deveau; two brothers Felix and Paul and one sister Margaret MacAvoy.  The late Mrs. Campbell will be in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Funeral Home today and Thursday until 2 pm. Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 2:30 pm.  Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Sept 8, 1992
COTIE, Theresa Mary - 83, Halifax, died September 6, 1992, in Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond County, she was a daughter of the late Patrick E. and Mary Jane (Gracie) Sampson. She was a member of St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Bellefontaine, Jerome Bellefontaine, both of Kingston, Ont.; daugther, Frances Gouchie, Sussex, N.B.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rachel MacLellan, New Glasgow; Mamie, Halifax; brother, John, St. Peter's, Richmond County. The body is in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, visiting 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral will be 12:15 p.m. Thursday, in St. Mary's Basilica. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society

Jan 7, 1994
COTE, Gerard - 70, L'Ardoise, Richmond County, formerly of Dartmouth, died January 6, 1994, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Grande Greve, Richmond County, he was a son of the late Donald (Dan) and Elizabeth (Barron) Cote. He was retired from the Department of National Defense H.M.C. Dockyard. He served during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves on the corvettes and later, for 21 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was then employed with Canada Post in the metro area. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Evangeline Gaudet; three sons, Mark, Lake Echo; Michael, Jacques, both of Dartmouth; two daughters, Cheryl (Mrs. Richard Edgett), Eastern Passage; Lorraine, Dartmouth; four brothers, Daniel, Halifax; Alfred, Gordon, both of St. Peter's; Nicholas, Victoria, B.C.; seven sisters, Mrs. Catherine Cordell, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Margaret Harris, Gore, Hants County; Mrs. Anne Kerman, Mrs. Mildred Roy, both of Halifax; Mrs. Helen Allen, Port Colborne, Ont.; Mrs. Norma Heppenstall, Kingston, Ont.; Mrs. Theresa LeBlanc, St. Catharines, Ont.; 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by seven brothers, Jeremiah, Gordon, Edgar, Albert, Russell, John J., Lauchlin. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, Cole Harbour. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Westphal, Rev. Martin Currie officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

July 22, 1994
CAMPBELL, Leonard Charles - 84, Halifax, died July 21, 1994, in Veterans Memorial Building, Camp Hill Medical Centre. Born in L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Martin and Justine (Boucher) Campbell. He served in the Canadian Army from 1942-45. He was a former longshoreman for over 35 years. He is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Mrs. Stan (Butch) Adams), Lower Sackville; Betty (Mrs. Walter Casson), Halifax; Diane (Mrs. George Leadley), L'Ardoise; brother, Felix, L'Ardoise; two sisters, Dora (Mrs. Fabian Landry), Peterborough, Ont.; Theresa (Mrs. Cyril Myatt), Dartmouth and Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his companion, Cecelia Pello. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mildred (Briand) Jeffery; two sons, Joseph, Leonard Jr.; four brothers, Henry, Lawrence, James, Cornelius (Bob); three sisters, Cecilia, Bertha, Minnie. No visitation by request. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church, Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial will be held at a later date in L'Ardoise. Donations may be made to Palliative Care Unit-Veterans Trust Fund, Camp Hill Medical Centre or Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville.

May 24,1996
CAMERON, Florence May - 98, Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Willow Street, Sydney died May 23, 1996, at the home. Born at Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late James and Ellen (MacDonald) Gracie. Surviving are daughters, Florence May Arsenault, Sydney; Rose Hendrie, Dartmouth; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Albert; sons, Milburn, Martin; sisters, Margaret, Ellen; brothers,
Leo, Joe, Robert; two grandsons, Michael Arsenault, Graham Cameron. No visitation by request. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in St. George's Church, Rev. Paul Findley officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations to palliative care unit in care of Residence Council of Breton Bay Nursing Home. Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. 
(Florence May, d/o James Leo;Basil Damais b. L'Ardoise; Fidele; Lazare; Emmanuel)

Aug 29, 1996
CONRAD (Evong), Diane - 52, 26 Fireside Dr., Cole Harbour, died August 28, 1996, in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Finley and Melinda Evong, Halifax and L'Ardoise, Richmond Co. She was a devoted homemaker and an avid supporter of minor and high school hockey in Cole Harbour. She was an active participant in the family business. Surviving are her husband, Graham; sons, Derek, David, Craig, all at home; brothers, Wayne (Mary), Bernie (Jean), Finley (Alice), all of Sackville; Allan (Sybil), Porters Lake; stepbrothers, Francis (Cecile), Leo Longaphy, Sackville; twin sister, Dawn (Mrs. Bill MacDougall), Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Gloria Martell, Halifax; Barbara Ann (Mrs. Hans Granberg), Calgary; Marlene (Mrs. Bernie Shea), Sackville. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Friday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 767 Main St., Westphal. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday in Pope John XXIII, Colby Village, Rev. Jim Richards officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

May 19,1997
COCHRANE, Joseph (Joe) -  54, Port Morien, died May 18, 1997, in Glace Bay Health Care Corp. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Clarence and Cerena (Gracie) Cochrane. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Port Morien. He was employed at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre as a correctional officer until his recent illness. Surviving are his wife, Brenda; daughter, Natasha, at home; son, Darren, at home; brothers, Bill, Tommy, Johnny, Ontario; Ernie, Glace Bay; sisters, Alvira Cochrane, Kay MacNeil, Port Morien; Stella Warren, Blanche Burrows, Glace Bay; Clare Taylor, Kathleen Botham, Shirley MacDonald, Ontario. He was predeceased by sister, Mildred McGrath; brother, Melvin. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church, Port Morien, Rev. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary's Church, Port Morien.
(Joe, s/o Cerena; d/o Jean Baptist; Emmaneul; Lazare; Emmanuel)

Oct 13, 1997
CLANNON (Stone), Margaret Ann - Passed away suddenly on October 11, 1997, in her 77th year. Born at Lynche River, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Margaret Matilda (Tillie) (Robertson) Stone. She was a longtime resident of Lower L'Ardoise and a member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish. Margaret is survived by son, John Kelly and wife Nancy, granddaughter, Tracey; grandson, Travis; great-grandson, Bradley John, all of Point Michaud; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Stone, Lynche River; Serena MacNeil, Mabou; Eva Robertson, Port Hood; brother, John H. Stone, Lynche River; sister, Mary Robertson, Oshawa, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Elias; sisters, Virginia Burke, Elizabeth Touesnard, Gertrude Meunier, Florence Ferguson, Sarah MacNeil, Annabelle in infancy; brother, James Murphy.  Visitation will be in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlour, L'Ardoise, today and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Memorial donations may be made to Dr. William B. Kingston Medical Centre, L'Ardoise. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.

Apr 3, 1999
CAMERON, Catherine Jane (Katie) - Halifax, formerly of Charlottetown, P.E.I., died April 3, 1999, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Jules and Catherine (Martell) Mombourquette. Surviving are sister, Martha Morris, Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, E. Gerald Cameron; sisters, Mary, Margaret; brothers, George, William; twins, Harry and Natalie; adopted brothers, Jimmie Poole, Nathan Poole. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Remains will be transferred to St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown for burial at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.

April 12, 1999
COVIN, Angeline Mary - 92, Halifax, died April 11, 1999, in Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII. Born in West L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late James and Josephine (Pottie) Sampson. She was a former employee of Moirs Ltd. and was a resident of Northwood Tower. She is survived by her son, Roy, West Arichat; daughters, Mary (Mrs. James Dunn), Dartmouth; Dorothy (Mrs. John Dixon), Carrolls Corner; sisters, Florence (Mrs. Charles Sage), Halifax; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; sons, Ambrose, Alfred; grandson, Keith; sisters, Kate, Jane, Rose Ann, Alice, Matilda, Margaret; brothers, Alec, Harry, Danny. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.

July 06, 2000
CAMPBELL, Felix Bernard - 92, died July 4, 2000, in Strait Richmond Hospital, after a brief  illness. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Martin and Justina (Boucher) Campbell. He worked for many years in the Halifax area and retired after 33 years service with Nova Scotia Light and Power in 1972. On retiring he moved back to the family home in L'Ardoise with his first wife Mary (James) who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his second wife Agnes (Mombourquette) Deveau; an infant son of his first marriage, Joseph; sisters, Cecelia, Bertha, Minnie and Dora; brothers, Lawrence, Henry, Cornelius, Leonard and James. Surviving to miss him are sister, Theresa Myatt, Florida; daughter, Ruth, Sackville; sons, John and Joseph, both of Ontario; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7- 9 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Funeral Home. Funeral mass 2 p.m. Friday in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Gregory Sampson officiating. Donations in his memory to Activity Dept-Richmond Villa. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.

Monday, September 16, 2002
CAMPBELL, Charles Joseph - 72, L'Ardoise, passed away September 14, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Walter Arthur Campbell and Marie Elizabeth Mombourquette, and stepfather Francis Mombourquette. He served in the Merchant Navy, then in Customs for 37 years until he retired in July 1982. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110 and L'Ardoise Men's Club. He was one of the founding members and first fire chief of L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen (Barrett); sons, Francis and Charlie in infancy. Surviving are son, George (Marlane); grandson, Joshua, Halifax; brother, Harry (Nettie), Halifax; sisters, Dorothy Daniels, Toronto; Madlyn (Clayton) Skerry, Manitoba; stepbrothers, Michael (Barbara), Walter (Susan); stepsister, Robin (David) Biggs, all of Halifax. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Donations may be made to the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department or Kingston Medical Clinic.

Tuesday, September 3, 2002
CAMPBELL, Helen - 71, L'Ardoise, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Ada Barrett and the late George Barrett. She is survived by her husband, Charles, L'Ardoise; son, George (Marlane) Hubley, Nova Scotia; grandson, Joshua; sisters, Margaret (Bill) Fitzpatrick, Blanche (Joe) Noade, Jean (Aurele) LéClerc. Besides her father, she was predeceased by sister, Marie Felix. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, both in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Strait Richmond Hospital Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.

Friday, June 06, 2003
Gordon Alexander Cote, 64, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2003, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Grand Greve, Richmond County, he was the son of the late Donald (Dan) and Elizabeth (Barron) Cote. Gordon was a former piper with the Black Watch Regiment RCA. He was also a member of the Cape Breton Symphony Orchestra. He was a well known fiddler and teacher. Gordon is survived by his wife the former Gladys Stone; four sons, Roger, Halifax, Glen (Kathy), Dartmouth; Darrin, St. Peter's and Dwayne, Halifax; two special daughters, Ann Cortolla, Ontario and Carol Martell, L'Ardoise and four grandsons, Brandon, Nicholas, Nathan and Jeremy. He is also survived by three brothers, Alfred (Donna), St. Peter's, Dan (Alice),Halifax and Nicholas (Annie), Victoria, B.C.; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Harris, Hants Co., Mrs. Anna Kerman, Moncton, Mrs. Mildred Roy, Toronto, Mrs. Theresa LeBlanc, Ontario and Mrs. Norma Heppenstall, Ontario. Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by brothers, Jeremiah, Gordon, Edgar, Albert, Russell, Lauchlin, Gerard, John J. and sisters, Katie and Helen. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Sunday, June 8, from 2-9 p.m. at the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peters, with the Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care at Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's

Nov 7, 2003
COTIE, Catherine Virginia "Kaye" - 76, Grand Greve, died November 7, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hopital, Sydney, with her family by her side. Born in Point Tupper, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Laura (MacPherson) King. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Parish, St. Peter's. She is survived by daughters, Anne (Ivan) Fowler, Halifax; Doreen Clancy, North Sydney; sister, Geraldine (Arthur) Latimer, Arichat; Darlene (Buddy) MacLean, Brockville, Ont.; brothers, Leo (Marie), Evanston; Edward (Annie), Jimmy (Helen), Cecil (Doris), and Albert, all of Port Hawkesbury; Walter (Florence), Rockdale; grandchildren, Brian and Janine, North Sydney; Fred, Fredericton; Jason and Alanna, Halifax. She was predeceased by husband, Albert Jr.; son, Brian; brothers, Carl and Earl. Visitation was held Sunday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter's. Funeral service 11 a.m. today in St. Peter's Church, St. Peter's, Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. On-line condolences to:

Friday, June 11, 2004
CLEVELAND, Louise A. - 83, Halifax, passed away June 9, 2004, comfortably at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Poirier) Paté, which was later changed to Pottie (formerly of L'Ardoise). She is survived by brother, William V. (Dorothy) Pottie, Glendale; niece, Linda Jewers, Ecum Secum; great-nieces, Evelyn, Port Dufferin; Marion Jewers, Halifax. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Henry; brothers, Edmund and Francis Pottie; sister, Mary Lohnes. No visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 2666 Windsor St. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Lawrence's Roman Catholic Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax. 

March 24, 2010
CHIVARI (Sampson), Beverly -60, Sydney. It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Beverly Chivari, on Monday, March 22, 2010, at home surrounded by her family. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of Mrs. Annie Sampson, L'Ardoise and the late Charlie Stan Sampson. Beverly was employed for 30 years with the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Accounting Department). She is survived by her husband, Joseph 'Sonny' Chivari; her son, Brad; sisters, Valerie (Harry) Sampson and Eleanor Samson; brothers, Gerry (Nancy) and Earl (Brenda); brother-in-law, Cyril Sampson; special aunts, Mary 'Minnie' Gracie and Edna Sampson; uncle Edwin, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her father, Beverly was predeceased by her sister, Irene. Visitation will take place today in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Father Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Breton Cancer Center Expansion (call 1-877-767-7752) or charity of choice. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the Palliative Care, the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Red Cross Society, Cape Breton Care Givers, especially Dorothy and Barb and the doctors and staff at the Cancer Center of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage:

Friday Dec. 31, 2010, page B8.
CARTER, Brenda Marie - 54, of L’Ardoise, passed away on December 25, 2010, at home. Born on September 22, 1956, in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Emeline (Martell) MacDonald. She is survived by her daughter, Sonya Carter, of Sampsonville; brother, Ivan MacDonald, of L’Ardoise; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011, 10 a.m., in Holy Guardian Angels Parish in L’Ardoise, Rev. Lourusamy Mariadoss officiating. Burial will be held in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. W.B. Kingston Memorial Clinic Building Fund or Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greens Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

Chronicle Herald
Nov 3, 2012
COTIE, Alfred Leo - 78, St. Peter’s, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 2, 2012. Born in Grand Greve on June 9, 1934, he was the son of the late Daniel John Cote and Elizabeth Barron (of Grand Greve). Alfred had the good fortune to come from a large family of 22 children including 14 boys and eight girls. He in turn had a large family of his own with six sons and three daughters as well as 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Alfred began working at age 14 fishing with his father and then worked for a number of years in the mining industry beginning in Sterling. Cape Breton followed by Elliott Lake, Ont. and finishing up in Tilt Cove, N.L. Returning to Nova Scotia he worked in the construction industry for a number of years and was finally able to return home to St. Peter’s where he worked with the Department of Transportation in St. Peter’s and therefore could be home for his 5 p.m. supper and daily nap afterwards. A founding member of the various incarnations of the 'Coffee Club' in St. Peter’s, he will miss and be missed by the gang at Tim’s. Alfred is survived by his loving wife, Donna Stone, St. Peter’s; his children, Erroll (Nelda), St. Peter’s; Gloria (Bernie), St. Peter’s; Darlene (Kevin), East Bay; Claude (Michelle), Lower L’Ardoise; Tyrone (Patricia), Halifax; Adrian (Debbie), Lincoln, N.B.; Vernon (Erin), Dartmouth; beloved grandchildren, Erin, Colleen, Keith, Sarah, Johnathan, Scott, Jillian, Angela, Keigan, Logan, Evan, Austin, Lauren, Jonah, Owen and Eli; special grandchildren, Lucy, Ruby and Lennon; brothers Dan (Alice), Halifax; Nicolas 'Nicky' (Annie), British Columbia; sisters, Margaret 'Marg', East Gore; Anne, Moncton, N.B.; Norma, Kingston, Ont.; Mildred (Paul), Halifax and Cape Breton; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Daniel Cote and Elizabeth Barron, Alfred was predeceased by his children, Corrinne and Jason; his sisters, Mary Katherine 'Katy', Mary Agnes, Theresa and Helen; his brothers, Jeremiah, George, Albert, Joseph, Edgar, Gordon Elias, Lauchlin 'Lauchie', Gerard, Russell, John Jeremiah 'JJ' and Gordon. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 4 from 29 p.m. in River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor, River Bourgeois. The funeral service will take place in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on Monday, November 5 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. To share an online condolence please visit: Special thanks to Margaret Morrison, Susan Boudreau, Cathy Cotton, Dr. DeRoche, the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society, Richmond County Home Support Services and all the doctors, nurses and people that provided care and compassion to Dad over the past several years. 

Dartmouth Funeral Home
Oct 9, 2013
Marie Evangeline Cote
(August 27, 1930 - October 4, 2013)
COTE, Marie Evangeline (nee Gaudet) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
With heavy hearts the family of Marie (Vangie) Evangeline Cote (nee Gaudet) announces her passing on Friday, October 4th, 2013 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In profound loss we mourn a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, Godmother and friend. Marie was a shining light, generous and compassionate and helped many in her lifetime. Marie went to school at St. Romuald, PQ, Bellevue College, PQ, and later in life, St. Mary's University, Halifax, NS. She was a proud member of the Toastmasters Association, a skilled bilingual office administrator and a wonderful musician. We know our Mom is with us in spirit and we continue to feel her love. Marie will forever reside in the hearts of her family, and especially her daughter, three sons and her best friend who were a great source of joy to her. One of sixteen children in the Gaudet family, Marie was predeceased by her parents, Annee and Gregoire Gaudet of Magdalen Islands, PQ and Halifax, NS, her husband, Gerard Cote, Cape Breton, Dartmouth, NS, four of her sisters, Rita (Gaudet) Lavoie, of Halifax and Quebec, Rose Gaudet of Halifax and Niagara Falls, Theresa (Gaudet) Sirois (Bob) of Montreal, Quebec and Madeline (Gaudet) Lightening (Richard) of Hobema, Alberta. Marie was predeceased by seven of her brothers, Edward, Albert Sr., Albert Jr., Louis (Lou), Armand, Laurent (Larry) and Gabriel Andre (Gabe). Remaining, to forever cherish her memory, are her daughter Cheryl (Cote) Edgett (Rick) of Eastern Passage, three sons of Dartmouth, Marc (Laural), Michael and Jacques (Maryellen) and thirteen beloved grandchildren, Andrea, Alayna, Elizabeth, Chelsea, Evan, Laura, Chris, Jessica, Brook-Lynne, Haley, Terri, Chelsea and Sarah Jane as well as eight great grandchildren. Marie is also survived by one brother, Jacques Bernard Gaudet, three sisters, Lucia (Gaudet) Chiasson-Rent, Ida (Gaudet) (Paul), Anne-Marie Gaudet, her dearest friend and caregiver, Loraine Keating and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. We are grateful for all the doctors, nurses and those who cared for Mom. Cremation has taken place through the services of Dartmouth Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at St. Vincent de Paul, Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm Wednesday, October 9th. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Vincent de Paul with Father Dariusz (Derek) Misiolek officiating at 1pm on Thursday, October 10 with reception to follow at the church. Internment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS, at a later date. In lieu of flowers we suggest a donation be sent to the charity of your choice. Suggested charities, IWK, Oncology Department and Club 24, 3 Dundas St., Dartmouth, NS. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in care of Michael Cote, 5 Nancy Osborne Lane, Eastern Passage, NS, B3G 1H6 or online to

Green's Funeral Home
December 24, 2015
John "Raymond" Collier
Born: February 04, 1925
Died: December 21, 2015
John “Raymond” Collier – Lower L’Ardoise
Collier , John “Raymond” 90 of Lower L’Ardoise passed away December 21, 2015 at home. Born in Piccadilly Newfoundland on February 4, 1925 he was a son of the late Hugh and Angelina (Jesso) Collier. A hard working man all of his life, Raymond started working in the woods at the age of 9 , in addition he fished lobster for 12 years. He was also well known in many communities for the sawmill, he operated with pride for many years. He loved his children, grandchildren, and most of all his great grandchildren. Raymond is survived by his 14 children; John (Mary) Black, Ducksiding NL; Marguerite Peters, Lower L’Ardoise; Bernard (Barbara) Brookfield; Hubert (Susan) Middle Musquodoboit; Rita (Michael) Joncus, Bathurst NB; Kathleen (Lionel) Peters, Lower L’Ardoise; Irene (Louis) Walsh, Halifax; Gerard (Leona), St. Peters; Richard (Susan), Truro; George (Mary), L’Ardoise; Patricia (Andrew) Landry, Samsponville; Lisa, Edmonton; Theresa (Fred) Sampson, Fredericton; Daniel (Tania), L’Ardoise; 39 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; siblings Anita Hynes, Cecelia (Joseph) Young, Ignalius (Martha), Sylvia (Robert) Stevenson, all of Newfoundland; Germain (Linda), Truro and will be missed by his cat Susie. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Sarah (Benoit) four children in infancy brother Alban, sisters Mary Young, Rita (Hubert) Hynes, Monica (Fred) Collier of Newfoundland; two grandsons John Collier and Stephen Peters and son in law James Peters. The family would like to thank the Home Care Worker, Continuing Care Nurses, Staff of Strait Richmond Hospital for their care and compassion and a special thank you to Raymond’s family doctor, Dr. Nault for her wonderful care over the years. Funeral Mass will be offered Monday December 28, 2015 at 11 am from Holy Guardian Angles Parish, with burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery. No flowers by request please, memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

Green's Funeral Home Website
May 3, 2016
Richard S. Cotie
Born: December 24, 1940
Died: May 01, 2016
COTIE Richard Sarsfield 75 of Grand Greve passed away May 1, 2016 at home. Born in Grand Greve, he was the son of the late Albert and Berthella (Lafford) Cotie. Richard was employed as a propane technician with Irving Oil Limited for over 40 years and will be remembered as kind-hearted man, who had a great sense of humor and was a gifted storyteller. Richard was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, and especially spending time in his garden or during hunting season. He will be missed by his wife the former Anne Marie “Patsy” Thibeau; son Richard (Tracy Ley –Cotie); Dartmouth, sister Donna (Jack) Boutlier, Ottawa; an extended family of nieces and nephews; sisters in law Bernadette (Wally) Landry, Timberlea; Margie (Terry) Boudreau, St. Peters; brother in Edward (Ann) Thibeau, Sudbury Ontario; and next door neighbors and close friends David and Mary Cotie. Richard was predeceased by brothers Al, Wesley, Blaise and a sister Betty. Resting in the River Bourgeois Funeral Parlor on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 10 am from St. Peters Church, with Rev. Antolin Asor presiding. Memorial donations may be made to Harvest House Ministries, P. O Box 205 Glace Bay NS B1A 5V2. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at

Cape Breton Post
Oct 13, 2016
Mayme (Briand) Clare
November 3, 1911 - October 9, 2016
It is with a deep sense of loss, but also with tremendous gratitude for a long well lived life, that our family announces the death of our mother Mayme (Briand) Clare at the CND Health Care Centre. Born in L’Ardoise, Cape Breton in 1911 to Sarah (MacIsaac) and Anthony Briand. Mayme moved to Sydney at a young age. She and her husband of over fifty years, Donald T. Clare, raised a family of six. Mayme was a member of St. Theresa’s Church, working tirelessly as a CWL member for over fifty years. Her service included directing and emceeing many parish fashion and variety shows and contributing her talents in sales to the annual fall fairs. Mayme was a lifelong entertainer, beginning with performances in Passion plays, minstrel and vaudeville shows at Quinan Hall, the Lyeeum and Central School Auditorium. In her later years, Mayme was a proud and devoted member of the Ukulele Strummers, performing at Country Days venues and guest homes throughout the CBRM. Until the time of her death, Mayme continued to entertain staff and residents of the MacGillivray Guest Home. Her frequent renditions of “I’m My Own Grandpa” will never be forgotten. Mayme was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1990, her son, Barrett in 1967; her sisters, Florence (Andrew Regalla) and Rita (Donald MacGillivary); brothers, Danny and Leo Briand. Mayme is survived by her daughters, Sr. Rita Clare, Sydney; Maureen (Art MacDonald), Sydney River; Bonnie (Nick Norcott), Ottawa; Dawn (Gilles Akuskas), Montreal and one son Donald, Sydney. Mayme is also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Father Barrett-Clare Johnson; Ted Norcott (Danica, Phoebe); Erin Bignell (Parker, Cameron); Andrew, Brian and Marybeth MacDonald. The family extends sincere gratitude to the Congregation of Notre Dame and to the staff of MacGillivray Guest Home and the CND Health Care Centre, where Mayme resided for the past two and a half years. Our family is very grateful for the care and compassion which was afforded to Mayme. At Mayme’s request, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church with Father Barrett-Clare Johnson officiating. A reception will follow with Burial taking place in Resurrection Cemetery immediately after. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Donations in Mayme’s memory may be made to MacGillivray Guest Home, the Sr. Rita Clare Music Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.


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