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Bev­erly Keel­ing

Bev­erly Keel­ing, 74, of Bad­deck, passed away on May 3, 2016 at Port Hawkes­bury Home.

She was the daugh­ter of the late Alexan­der and Alice Mor­ri­son (Macleod). She was a mem­ber of Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band Ed­ward Keel­ing and will be missed by her sis­ters-in-law and broth­ers-in-law and many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­side her par­ents, Bev­erly was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter An­net Smith; broth­ers Clawd, Ken­nie and Sheba.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. There was a grave­side ser­vice held May 8th at Ocean View Ceme­tery, Birch Planes with Rev. Brian Macleod of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Mary Mar­garet An­to­nia ‘Toni’ (Den­nis) Diekel­mann

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of Toni Diekel­mann, who left us to be with God on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Toni was a res­i­dent of Bad­deck Forks, where she moved from Tempe, Ari­zona with her hus­band, Paul and daugh­ter Pauline in 2003 un­til her pass­ing.

Toni was born in Chatham (Mi­ramichi), N.B. in 1938 to the late Leonard H. and Mar­garet ‘Peg­gie’ (Camp­bell) Den­nis and grew up in Syd­ney, N.S., where she met her hus­band, Paul, at the Hawai­ian School of Mu­sic on South Char­lotte Street. Dur­ing their 61 year mar­riage, Toni and Paul trav­elled to many mil­i­tary and civil­ian homes from Hawaii to Panama and the east­ern and south­ern United States mak­ing many life­long friends along the way.

Toni was a hard work­ing, ded­i­cated and de­voted wife with a strong faith in God. She was an ex­cel­lent home­maker and had an eye for de­tail which was re­flected in her work as the owner of her own ac­count­ing busi­ness in Ari­zona. She loved an­i­mals, was a loyal friend and had a quick witty sense of hu­mour. Toni was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by many rel­a­tives, nieces, neph­ews and friends.

Toni was a lov­ing mother of three daugh­ters, Pauline, Mar­garet (Keith Miles), Bras d’or and Joanne (Volpe), Hawaii. She also leaves be­hind three grand­chil­dren, Jack­lyn and Michael (Volpe) and Sarah Mar­shall-miles. She is also sur­vived by her brother Joe (Dar­lene) Den­nis, Syd­ney and sis­ter, Ju­lianna (Mcclard), Ohio.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her old­est grand­son Stephen Mar­shall.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place and an in­for­mal gath­er­ing at Knox Church Hall in Bad­deck took place on May 10th to cel­e­brate Toni’s life.

Linda Marie Sams

It is with spe­cial mem­o­ries and sad­dened hearts that the fam­ily an­nounces the pass­ing of Linda Marie Sams on Satur­day, May 7, 2016 in the An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care Unit of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal with her fam­ily by her side.

Born in Neil’s Harbour on Dec. 25, 1949 Linda was the daugh­ter of the late Al­fred and He­len (Macleod) Jack­son.

Linda was a grad­u­ate of Syd­ney Academy and CB Busi­ness Col­lege. She spent many years work­ing as an of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tor for Dr. Allen, NS Power and later for the High­lands Med­i­cal Clinic in Neil’s Harbour. She taught typ­ing for 18 years for NSVSB and she took pride in her im­pec­ca­ble cur­sive writ­ing. She was also past-pres­i­dent of RCL Branch 105.

Linda is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band AG of 44 years; her two sons Aaron Sams of Dart­mouth and Adam (Alison) Sams; her spe­cial grand­daugh­ter Made­lyn; her sis­ter Mary Sue (Glad­stone) Mackin­non, all of In­go­nish; niece Jus­tine; neph­ews Andrew, Kyle and Lo­gan.

Be­sides her par­ents, Linda was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter Cathy.

There was no vis­i­ta­tion. A fu­neral ser­vice took place Tues­day, May 10th at the In­go­nish United Church with Rev. Carolyn Sharpe of­fi­ci­at­ing. In lieu of flow­ers memo­ri­als can be made to the Buchanan Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion or the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal.

Hilda May (White) Proc­tor

It is with great sad­ness that the fam­ily an­nounces the pass­ing of Hilda May (White) Proc­tor, at her home in South Haven on Wed­nes­day, May 11, 2016 in her 90th year.

Born De­cem­ber 3, 1926 in In­gram­port, NS, she moved to Toronto where she met her fu­ture hus­band Rus­sell James Proc­tor, of Shel­burne, ON and they wed in 1950. Af­ter the birth of their daugh­ter, she be­came a foster and adop­tive par­ent and gen­eral neigh­bour­hood mother. Mrs. P’s home was al­ways open and wel­com­ing to all.

In 1990, Russ & Hilda re­tired to South Haven, Cape Bre­ton, where they were wel­comed with true East Coast hos­pi­tal­ity. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of her com­mu­nity. Hilda en­joyed time bird watch­ing and in her gar­dens and looked for­ward to when the days would be just a wee bit warmer. She was a long­time mem­ber of the At­lantic Mission So­ci­ety, and at­tended the Ephraim Scott Pres­by­te­rian Church in South Haven.

She was a lov­ing mother of Sharon Proc­tor and friend David Evans of South Haven; grand­mother of Chris­tena & the late Dave Mels of Delhi, ON; Ger­ald Doyle of Regina, Saskatchewan and Michael & Kristina Doyle of Delhi, ON; great-grand­mother of De­siree, David, Kayla, Dakota, Kyle, Ash­ley, Emma and Poppy, all of On­tario; sis­ter of Vera Oliver of Mil­ton, NS; sis­ter-in­law of Mar­jorie White of Liver­pool, NS; aunt and great-aunt to many.

Pre­de­ceased by her par­ents Harry Sa­muel and Selina Ann (Finch) White; her hus­band Rus­sell; son Keith; broth­ers Bill, Ge­orge and Bernie White; sis­ters Alice Crew, Irene Ross and Doris This­tle.

In­ter­ment will take place at a later date in Shel­burne, ON. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Ephraim Scott Pres­by­te­rian Church, South Haven, Cana­dian Arthri­tis So­ci­ety or The Heart & Stroke Foun­da­tion.

Cor­nelia “Cor­rie” Berk

Cor­rie Berk, of Buck­wheat Road, Hunters Moun­tain, passed away May 12th, 2016 in Vic­to­ria County Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal in Bad­deck.

Born in Utrecht, Hol­land in 1933, she was a daugh­ter of the late Cor­nelia den Blanken and Jo­han­nis van den Bosch. She im­mi­grated to Canada in 1955, set­tling in Cape Bre­ton where she lived and raised her fam­ily. She was a hard-work­ing, de­tert­mined in­di­vid­ual who ac­cepted things as they came to her one day at a time. She was em­ployed over the years as a seam­stress, home­maker, and child­care provider. She was an avid knit­ter, reader and gar­dener.

She leaves be­hind her cat “Jack”, her trusted com­painion. She is sur­vived by her sons Fran­cis (Shannon), Ge­orges River, John (Pam), Nyanza, Gerry (Daphne), Fred­er­ic­ton, NB; daugh­ters Maria (Rod­er­ick) Ni­chol­son, Big Bad­deck and Pat (Gor­don) Mathe­son, Bad­deck. She was the lov­ing grand­mother to 17 grand­chil­dren; six great-grand­chil­dren and one great great-grand­child. Cor­rie leaves be­hind her sis­ters Nel van den Bosch, Ria van den Bosch, Jan­nie Saal­berg and Adrie Wahle, Hol­land.

A fu­neral ser­vice was held at St. Michael’s Church, Bad­deck on May 16, 2016 fol­lowed by burial at St. Michael’s Ceme­tery. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Cana­dian Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion, Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion of Nova Sco­tia or a char­ity of your choice.

Verna El­iz­a­beth (Fisher) Macrae

Verna El­iz­a­beth (Fisher) Macrae, passed away peace­fully May 16, 2016, af­ter a long bat­tle with can­cer, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily at the Vic­to­ria County Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal.

Born in Est­mere, N.S. in 1939, she was the daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge & Vera (Oak­ley) Fisher. In 1956, she mar­ried her lov­ing hus­band, Neil Macrae and they resided in St. Pa­trick’s Chan­nel and raised seven chil­dren. She moved to Bad­deck in 2003 and resided there un­til her pass­ing.

She is sur­vived by her son, Charles (Cindy) Macrae, Bad­deck; daugh­ters, Doreen (Terry) Richard­son, New Glas­gow; Ruthie (Peter) Fleuren, Bible Hill; Joyce (Ger­ard) Macrae, Bad­deck; Mary (Al­bert) My­ers, Mid­dle River; Bev­erly (Gra­ham) Macken­zie, Bad­deck; Sherri (Dave) Macrae, Mid­dle River; sis­ters: Cather­ine (Nor­man) Be­son, Blues Mills; Nel­lie Mackin­non, Blues Mills; Alice (Ron­nie) Maclel­lan; St. Pa­trick’s Chan­nel; Ju­dith Mackin­non (Antigo­nish); Ge­orgina Macleod, Est­mere; 19 grand chil­dren; nine great-grand­chil­dren; and many nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Ge­orge and Vera (Oak­ley) Fisher; hus­band, Neil K. Macrae; nephew, Donald William Macrae and niece, Ronda Lee Maclel­lan-hud­son. A lov­ing sis­ter, aunt, mother and grand­mother she will be warmly re­mem­bered and greatly missed for her ded­i­ca­tion to her fam­ily.

She had a great ap­pre­ci­a­tion for all of her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Her grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren brought her great joy and gave her a twin­kle in her eye when­ever they were present. She had many friends and good bingo com­pan­ions and they will also miss her pres­ence.

The fu­neral took place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Far­quhar­son Me­mo­rial Pres­by­te­rian Church, in Mid­dle River. Burial was in Mid­dle River Ceme­tery. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions to be made to the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre or to the char­ity of one’s choice.

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