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Aileen J. Mackil­lop

It is with great sad­ness we, the fam­ily of Aileen J. Mackil­lop, re­gret to an­nounce her pass­ing on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 25, 2017 sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Born on De­cem­ber 8, 1937 at Bad­deck Forks, she was the daugh­ter of the late Dun­can and He­len (Gillis) Buchanan.

She loved boat­ing on the Bras d’or lakes, play­ing cards and trav­el­ling with her fam­ily and friends. In her younger years, af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Leon Acad­emy of Hair De­sign, she es­tab­lished her own busi­ness in Bad­deck for sev­eral years. She worked at Alder­wood Rest Home as a nurse’s aide be­fore work­ing at the Royal Bank in Bad­deck, from which she re­tired in 1998. As an avid com­mu­nity worker, she vol­un­teered for many or­ga­ni­za­tions in­clud­ing, Knox Ladies Guild, Bad­deck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and Bras d’or Yacht Club. She was a long­stand­ing mem­ber of East­ern Star and Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church, and was also a found­ing mem­ber of the Bad­deck Curl­ing Club. Aileen will al­ways be re­mem­bered as a kind, warm lady with a soft voice and friendly smile who loved spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends.

She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Jack Mackil­lop; son, Dar­ren Ma­caulay (Lauri); step­daugh­ters, Mau­reen Court, Bon­nie Mau­rer (Martin); step grand­chil­dren, Mitchell and Grace Court and Noah Mau­rer; broth­ers, Bob Buchanan (Sharon), Don Buchanan (Ellen); seven nieces and neph­ews; twelve grand­nieces and neph­ews and nu­mer­ous cousins.

She was pre­de­ceased by in­fant brother, Charles and daugh­ter, Brenda Ma­caulay.

In hon­our­ing Aileen’s wishes, cre­ma­tion has taken place un­der the di­rec­tion of Macaskill’s Fu­neral Home, Bad­deck.

A fu­neral ser­vice was held Jan­uary 30, 2017, fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion of Aileen s life at the Bras d’or Yacht Club. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Hos­pice So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria County, Bad­deck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment or a char­ity of one’s choice.

Anne Marie Fitzger­ald

In the early morn­ing of Jan­uary 26th, 2017 our beloved Anne Marie gained her wings, leav­ing us with bro­ken hearts and great sad­ness.

Anne Marie was born in Neil’s Har­bour on April 22, 1950 , she was the daugh­ter of the late Hat­tie (Wilkie) and Pa­trick Fitzger­ald.

Anne Marie grad­u­ated from Cape Bre­ton Busi­ness Col­lege with a cer­tifi­cate in Med­i­cal Sec­re­tary and spent forty plus years work­ing at High­land’s Med­i­cal Clinic where she touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by Dr. Mur­ray and Dr. Buf­fett and High­land’s Med­i­cal Clinic staff.

Nanny leaves be­hind her lov­ing daugh­ter, Kalen; son-in-law, James and her pre­cious grand­chil­dren, Ry­lan, Jerzi, Kali-jae and Xavier who were her whole world. She will be sadly missed by her sis­ters, Rita and He­len (Buddy); broth­ers, Kelly (Peggy), Lloyd, David (Ruby), Ad­die (Amy), Ar­lie (Brenda); cho­sen broth­ers, John, Paul and Neil Mac­don­ald and best friend, Shaune.

Be­sides her parents Anne Marie was pre­de­ceased by, brother, Roy (Mar­cella); sis­ter-in-laws, Au­drey, Lise and Linda; brother-in-law, Marty; spe­cial cousin, John Neil Mac­don­ald and nephew, Ed­die.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Burial took place in the par­ish ceme­tery.

Sadie Melissa Tim­mons

It is with heavy hearts that the fam­ily of Sadie Tim­mons an­nounce her pass­ing at In­ver­ary Manor, In­ver­ness, on Fri­day, Jan­uary 27th, 2017.

Born in In­ver­ness, NS, on Septem­ber 12th, 1931, Sadie was the daugh­ter of the late Barkes and Ethel (Crowdis) Phillips. Sadie cher­ished many friend­ships, en­joyed her card games and was ac­tively in­volved at the Se­niors Club, Wil­son United Church, and UCW. Sadie en­joyed giv­ing a help­ing hand at the ICMH Tea and other var­i­ous com­mu­nity events.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter Priscilla (Tim­mons) Maclel­lan son Jay (Brenda), broth­ers Fran­cis (Bar­bara) and sis­ter in law Mar­jorie. sadie is also sur­vived by grand­chil­dren: Don­ald, Shawna (Ja­son), Christa (Joey), Damian, Jer­rold, and Cora (Ge­orge). Sadie is also sur­vived by great grand­chil­dren Lilly Mae, Spencer, Car­son, John Joseph and Ja­cob. She is also sur­vived by many nieces, neph­ews, and many cousins.

Be­sides her parents Sadie was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Harry B. Tim­mons, brother Char­lie and son in law John Maclel­lan.

Do­na­tions in Sadie’s mem­ory may be made to the Wil­son United Church or char­ity of your choice.

Harold Holmes Briand

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of a beloved fa­ther, hus­band, brother, grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther, Harold Holmes Briand, 84, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan­uary 31st, 2017, at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Born in Smelt Brook on February 1, 1932, he was the son of the late Wil­liam and Martha-ann (Dixon) Briand, also of Smelt Brook.

He moved to White Point shortly af­ter his mar­riage. Harold worked most of his life as a fish­er­man in the Cape Bre­ton area. His four sons fol­lowed in his foot­steps. Harold of­ten asked the crew to leave the ev­ery­day fishing gear on deck so that he could ex­er­cise his pas­sion for sword fishi, if sword­fish were seen in the area, he wanted to join in the hunt. He kept his har­poon skills up by reg­u­larly par­tic­i­pat­ing in har­poon throw­ing chal­lenges at lo­cal events. Af­ter Dad’s re­tire­ment from fishing, he al­ways kept busy at some­thing, whether it was work­ing around wood, mak­ing lit­tle wood carv­ings or help­ing his son Kenny around his boat and gear. He was al­ways there to lend a hand when you needed him. He also thor­oughly en­joyed his evening chats with neigh­bours and friends.

Harold is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 65 years, Ju­lia (Dun­phy); his sons, Pa­trick (Au­drey), South Har­bour, Gerry (Marie), White Point, Charles (Frieda), Neil’s Har­bour and Kenny (Linda), White Point. Also sur­viv­ing are broth­ers, Dou­glas (Susie) and Manny; sis­ter, Jenny; 10 grand­chil­dren; 14 great-grand­chil­dren and many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his parents, Harold was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, Ch­ester, Wil­lie Vin­cent, Harry, Ernest, James, Kel­son, Jack, Wil­fred and Henry; sis­ters, Mary, Alice and Mable, and in­fant grand­child, Pa­trick Noel.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A ser­vice will be held at a later date. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions in Harold’s mem­ory may be made to the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of NS.

El­iza Christina Dixon

It is with heavy hearts and great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our Mom to­day. El­iza Chris­tena (Fitzger­ald) Dixon, 80, passed away peace­fully in her home, with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side on Sun­day, February 5, 2017.

Born in White Point on February 16, 1936, she was a daugh­ter of the late Emery and Mary (Mac­in­tosh) Fitzger­ald.

At the age of 18 she was mar­ried. She be­came the mother of seven chil­dren who she de­voted her life to. El­iza was a hard­work­ing fish­er­man’s wife who ran the house­hold. She took great care of her fam­ily.

El­iza lived her life de­voted and cen­tered to­wards her fam­ily. She was a strong hearted woman, mother, grand­mother and great-grand­mother. Known as Nanny to her grand­kids, she al­ways had cook­ies in her cup­board and choco­late milk in the fridge. Her love for them all will never be for­got­ten. She took pride in each of them. El­iza held a spe­cial bond with her son John, who was al­ways by her side. Some of El­iza’s hob­bies in­cluded play­ing cards and Bingo nights. She al­ways en­joyed both. You could al­ways rely on her for a good laugh and witty re­marks. She spent many hours en­joy­ing word searches and puz­zle books. El­iza was also a mem­ber of CWL for 63 years.

El­iza will be missed deeply by her sons, Nel­son (Lisa), John, Ju­nior (Ann Marie), Todd (Angie); daugh­ters, Amarlis ‘Mug­gins’, Marie (Jerry) Briand, Mary (Glenn) Fricker; 18 grand­chil­dren; 10 great-grand­chil­dren; her sis­ters; Peggy Purdy, Cape North, Doris (Walt) Fraser, Pleas­ant Bay, Joyce (Scott) Brown, Ding­wall; and five broth­ers; John, Timmy, Sydney, Hughie, Daryl (Pam) Ding­wall.

Be­sides her parents, she was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Wil­liam Daniel; son, Daniel Fran­cis; step-mother Mary (Bar­ron) Fitzger­ald; sis­ters, Marie Dixon and Joan Maceach­ern; brother, An­gus Fitzger­ald; a spe­cial sonin-law, Richard Mac­don­ald, and great-grand­son, Richard Ger­ald Mac­don­ald.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Do­na­tions in El­iza’s mem­ory may be made to the Pal­lia­tive Care Com­mu­nity Home Con­sul­ta­tive Pro­gram.

Ray­mond ‘Corey’ Keigan

With heavy hearts we an­nounce the sudden pass­ing of our son, brother, grand­son, un­cle and nephew, Cory Keigan on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Cory was born De­cem­ber 4, 1983, in North Sydney. He grew up in the coun­try lov­ing the out­doors. Cory was his hap­pi­est work­ing in the woods and on the high seas. It was in his blood from a very young age. Cory was very ca­pa­ble at what­ever he put his mind to and gave a help­ing hand to who­ever was in need.

He is sur­vived by his mother, Eve­lyn Mac­der­mid (David Reeves), Sydney; fa­ther, Carl Keigan, Wreck Cove; girl­friend, Tara Mackin­non and his princess, Bella, Sydney; broth­ers, Aaron (Sarah Mor­ri­son), N.B. and Kayle (Melissa Bates), Sydney; nephew, Carter; step­brother, Peter Reeves, B.C.; step­sis­ter, Michele Reeves (Jesse Den­ton), Sydney; ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Sarah Macrae (Sandy), North River; ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Clarence Mac­der­mid (Wanda), Sydney; pa­ter­nal grand­mother, Mae Keigan, Wreck Cove; sev­eral aunts, un­cles and cousins.

Cory was pre­de­ceased by his pa­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, John Keigan; un­cles, Ken­neth, Allan, Claude Keigan and Dean Mac­der­mid and aunt, Heather Keigan.

In­ter­ment will be held at a later date. Me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion.

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