GAIGNEUR, Richard Fran­cis ‘Butch’

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Advice/Games -

It is with heavy hearts that we the fam­ily an­nounce the pass­ing of our fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, great grand­fa­ther, un­cle and friend, Butch Gaigneur on Au­gust 2, 2017 at the Glace Bay Health­care Com­plex, Glace Bay; sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily.

Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Ed­ward and Laura (Tay­lor) Gaigneur.

Butch was em­ployed as a truck driver for many years, work­ing with var­i­ous com­pa­nies, Leblanc’s Trans­fer truck­ing, be­ing his last job be­fore re­tir­ing.

He en­joyed the great things in life, hunt­ing and fish­ing, tin­ker­ing in the yard, Sun­day drives with Frances, many fam­ily gath­er­ings, and en­joy­ing a cold beer.

Butch is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 50 years, Frances (MacMullen); his six chil­dren, Dick (Win­nie), Deb­bie (Lester), Mar­garet, Ed­die, John and Michael (Judy); his 10 won­der­ful grand­chil­dren; his five pre­cious great-grand­chil­dren; brother, Peter (Hen­ri­etta); sis­ter, Diane (Mickey), as well as sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held Mon­day, Au­gust 7, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. The fu­neral ser­vice will take place 11 a.m. Tues­day, Au­gust 8, 2017 with Rev. Carol Gil­lard of­fi­ci­at­ing, all tak­ing place at the T.J. Tracey Cre­ma­tion and Burial Spe­cial­ists, 370 Re­serve St., Glace Bay, NS, 902849-4199.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be made to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www.tj­tracey.com.

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our brother and un­cle, Joseph MacLeod, 80, of Port Cale­do­nia, on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 2, 2017 at the Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal with his lov­ing fam­ily at his side. Born in Glace Bay, Joe was the el­dest son of the late Josie and Peggy (Green) MacLeod.

Joe was a life­long lob­ster fish­er­man. His passion for the sea be­gan when he pur­chased his first “dory” at the age of 15, fish­ing from Sike’s shore to Schooner Pond and Port Morien over his 50 year ca­reer. Not only did Joe cap­tain a ves­sel for 50 years, but he also sailed with “The Cap­tain” for many years. Dur­ing the off-sea­son, Joe also worked as a car­pen­ter on var­i­ous lo­cal work sites. It was through his work that he de­vel­oped many life­long re­la­tion­ships.

Joe leaves be­hind to mourn, his sis­ters, Cather­ine (Char­lie) John­ston, Scar­bor­ough, Ont., Irma Jones, Antigo­nish, and brother, Kerry (An­nie) MacLeod, Port Cale­do­nia; nieces and neph­ews, Ch­eryl (Gino) Colan­gelo, Chris­tine (John) Pem­ber, Loreen (Rob) Allen, Marla (Keith) Bar­ton, Todd (Stephanie) Jones, Brian (Amy) Jones, Conor (Emily) MacLeod, and Brett MacLeod. He is also sur­vived by many grand-nieces and grand-neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents, Joe was pre­de­ceased by his brother-in­law, Calvin Jones, Antigo­nish.

A spe­cial thank-you to the staff of 3 South at the Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Dr. Ley, the nurs­ing staff of Vic­to­ria Haven, VON, and Home Care; as well as to the staff of Joe’s fa­vorite restau­rant Co­lette’s, Glace Bay, for pro­vid­ing him with many meals.

As per Joe’s wishes, there will be no vis­i­ta­tion or church ser­vice. In­ter­ment will take place at St. Luke’s United Ceme­tery in Donkin on Saturday, Au­gust 5 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Carol Gil­lard of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the IWK Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal or a char­ity of one’s choice. Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of V.J. McGil­livray Fu­neral Home, Glace Bay.

On­line con­do­lences can be sent to the fam­ily at www.vjm­cgillivray.ca

“The Fish­er­man’s Prayer” God grant that I may live to fish un­til my dy­ing day, and when my Fi­nal Cast is made

I most humbly pray, when in the Lord’s land­ing net I am peace­fully asleep, that in His Mercy,

I may be judged

“As Good Enough To Keep”.

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