"O" Obituaries

O'BRIEN, Carl Francis "Sonny" - 66, L'Ardoise. It is with deep affection and sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Sonny on October 1, 2006, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, after a courageous four year struggle with cancer. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of Mary O'Brien and the late Charlie O'Brien. He is survived by children, Kathy (Bill) Roy, Lac La Biche, Alta.; Robert (Charlotte), Mulgrave; Thomas (Charmaine), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, David, Curtis, and Thomas Jr., and great-grandson, Austin, who loved Papa dearly; sister, Hilda (Malcolm) Shaw and Ann (Joseph) Briand; brothers, Cyril (Sherry), Kentville; Raymond (Myra), L'Ardoise; many other family and friends, especially Vince and Ann Burke, Vince being Sonny's quad buddy. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral mass to take place 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7, in Holy Guardian Angels Church, Father Barrett Clair-Johnson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral under the compassionate care of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 3, 2006

O'BRIEN, Lorraine Patricia - 86, Porters Lane, Westville, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Agnes (Campbell) Higgins. She was a member of The Church of The Holy Name, Westville. She is survived by her son, Raymond (Connie), Summerside, P.E.I.; daughters, Audrey (Errol) O'Neil, Westville; Joan, Vancouver; grandchildren, Raymond and David O'Brien, Calgary; Shauna Graham, Amherst; Lynn Hanifen, Halifax; Andrea O'Neil, Phoenix, Ariz. She is also survived by brothers, Harold Higgins, New Glasgow, and Chester (Phyllis) Higgins, Niagara Falls; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; sisters, Kathleen Blackwood, Geraldine Higgins; brother, Donald Higgins. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in The Church of The Holy Name, Westville, Father Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor or to a charity of your choice. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: April 24, 2006

O'CONNELL, Charlotte Anne - 90, Halifax, wife of the late Wilfred Henry O'Connell, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Poulamon, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Ezare and Josephine (Landry) Fougere. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Gustave) Saulnier, Dartmouth, and Mary Ross, Manitoba; sons, Patrick Michael O'Connell, Halifax, and Richard O'Connell, Waterloo, Ont.; brother, Venard; sisters, Julia and Florence; as well as several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, granddaughter, Annette, and brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, with Father John Fletcher as celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in memory of Charlotte may be made to Arborstone Enhanced Care. On-line condolences may be made at: wfh2005@ns.sympatico.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 19, 2006

O'CONNELL, Francis James (Frank) - 73, Glace Bay, formerly of 50 Mechanic St., Sydney, died November 9, 1993, in the DVA Ward of Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Conception Bay, Nfld., he was a son of the late Richard and Mary O'Connell. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney; an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ashby Branch 138 and served with the Royal Canadian Army Provo Corps overseas during the Second World War. He had been employed at CFS Sydney, Department of National Defense for 35 years, retiring in 1984 as supervisor of maintenance. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lynn Fleck, Florida; Margaret (Mrs. John Boudreau), Halifax; Frances, Saint John, N.B.; Stella (Mrs. Frank Martinello), Trudy (Mrs. Dave Ingraham), both of Sydney; four sons, Charles, John, both of Sydney; Albert, Brantford, Ont.; Francis (Okie), Masset, B.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty O'Brien, Saint John, N.B.; Mrs. Helen Lockhart, Ontario; five brothers, Richard, Halifax; Leo, Joe, Patrick, Edward, all of Sydney; 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gladys (Toots) Wall; son, Jimmy; two sisters, Margaret, Ann; brother, Gerald; grandson, Daniel. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Theresa's Church, Rev. J.A. MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Comfort Fund.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 11/11/93

O'DONNELL, Edward James (Sheriff) - 64, Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, died January 11, 1999, in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Edward and Margaret O'Donnell. He was a member of Mount Carmel parish and at one time worked in maintenance in Point Edward Hospital and with the Town of Glace Bay. Surviving are daughter, Darlene MacPherson, New Waterford; sons, Jerry, Halifax; Patrick, Stephen, Brian, New Waterford; Richard, Scotchtown; brothers, Gary, Thomas, Glace Bay; Allie, Halifax; sisters, Florence Smiley, Winnipeg; Catherine Burke, Glace Bay; Georgina (Mrs. Jake MacInnis), Sydney; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Loretta Aucoin; daughters, Wendy, Patricia. Visitation in 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Carmel Church, Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 01/12/99

O'DONNELL, James Anthony - 74, 49 Beacon St., Glace Bay, died July 1, 1995, in Glace Bay Health Care Corporation, South Street. Born at Glace Bay, he was a son of the late James and Mary Ann (Campbell) O'Donnell. He was employed for many years at no. 20 colliery until his retirement in 1972. He was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. Surviving are his wife, the former Rita Aucoin; sons, David, Glace Bay; Allen, Westmount; James, Ottawa; Robert, Port Hawkesbury; daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Bernie Cox), Sarnia, Ont.; Anita (Mrs. Raymond MacNeil), Nina (Mrs. Doug MacDonald), Glace Bay; Corinne (Mrs. James Canning), St. John's, Nfld.; Joanne (Mrs. Jim Gillis), Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Catherine (Mrs. Michael Costello), Dartmouth; brothers, Clifford, William, Allister, Ontario; sisters, Loretta, Dorothy, Rita, Shirley, Ontario; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Russell, Patrick, Robert; sisters, Sylvia, Annie. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 07/04/95

O'HANDLEY, James Anthony - 72, 315 Reserve St., Glace Bay, died March 27, 1995, in Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Ann (MacIntyre) O'Handley. He was a coal miner, retiring in 1973 after 28 years with the Dominion Coal Company and later Cape Breton Development Corp. 24, gardiner and 26 colleries. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders and West Novas in Europe and the Mediterranean. In earlier years he was an avid sportsman. He was a founding member, past president and an honorary member of the Airway Beagle Club. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 40, Glace Bay and a member of Holy Family Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary MacDonald; sons, Allen, Glace Bay; Michael, Ontario; daughters, Gwen (Mrs. Dougie Aucoin), Donna Currie, Jen (Mrs. Laurie Lloyd), Valerie (Mrs. Carey Boozan), Elaine (Mrs. Theo Musial), Glace Bay; Marion (Mrs. Dennis Chafe), Ontario; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Sally Marsh, Glace Bay; Hilda MacNeil, Victoria, B.C.; Colleena Gouthro, Hamilton, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Johnie, Samuel, Neil, Bowfield; sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, Cecilia, Stacia. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Church, Rev. John A. Graham officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 03/28/95

O'HEARN, Gerald Francis "GeGe" - 84, Dartmouth, passed away Friday, June 2, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. He served his country overseas in the army with the Number 6 Canadian Field Hospital Unit in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was the last surviving member of the Broken Dish Society; a club founded in wartime and restricted to 10 members, all veterans of active service in the invasion of France. Prior to the war, Gerald worked for the Dartmouth Rope Factory and the Halifax Shipyards. After returning from overseas, he worked at Shearwater for 13 years and then opened up his own Plumbing and Excavating business. For many years Gerald and his brother, Cecil, were business partners in the Hub and Seaway Taverns. After retirement, Gerald and Tuddy spent their winters in Myrtle Beach, Florida and Arizona. A lifelong member of Brightwood Golf and Country Club, Gerald was twice a member of the Nova Scotia Senior's Golf Team and proudly represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian Senior's Golf Tournament in Winnipeg and Vancouver. Gerald was very active in sports. In his younger years he played hockey and ball. On one hockey team he played on the same line as his two brothers, Cecil and Bubba. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with family and friends. His greatest joy in life was always his family and he gave so much to all those he loved with his quiet, caring manner. He was predeceased by the love of his life, the former Kathleen "Tuddy" Bawn Baker, who passed away suddenly in December 2002. He is survived by his son, Kerry (Dawn) O'Hearn, and his grandchildren, Ryan and Courtney, Lake Echo; brother, Cyril "Bubba" (Betty) O'Hearn, Dartmouth; sisters, Mary Aldrich and Marguerite Webby, Dartmouth. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Cecil O'Hearn (Isabel) and Buster Rooney, and his sister, Marie Rooney. Gerald is also survived by many nieces and nephews, all who he loved dearly and many came to visit him during his lengthy illness to show their love and support. He was also predeceased by his nephew, Bobby, formerly of Cincinnati, who regularly called his Uncle GeGe while he himself bravely battled a serious long term illness. A celebration of Gerald's life will be held in Christ Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Cremation is under the care of J. Albert Walker & Sons Funeral Home (469-5601), 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 5, 2006

O'HEARN, John James SSgt (Retired) - 75, Pondville, Richmond Co., passed away May 5, 2006, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Everett, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Bona) O'Hearn. John served in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1950-1971, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. John was active in the community and was employed by Walmart Canada. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, the former Lillian Boudreau; son, Michael (Michelle), Houston, Tex.; daughters, Karyn and Cheryl, both of Sydney; sister, Catherine Ann Johnston, Sydney; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Bernadette. Visitation will be held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat on Sunday, May 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat, with Rev. Stephane Gamache officiating. Burial to follow in Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cemetery, Arichat. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Society or Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: May 6, 2006

O'HEARN, Patrick W. - 73, Halifax, passed away June 1, 2006, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a 
son of the late William and Bridget (Glazebrook) O'Hearn. Pat was a true family man, and sincerely loved for his great sense 
of humour and honest opinions. Pat is survived by his loving wife, Bessie "Penny" (Halfpenny) and by daughter, Marina (Brad) 
Ruth, Ottawa; son, Barry Patrick and companion Adam Marriott, Halifax. He was Grampie to wonderful grandchildren whom he 
loved dearly, Michael, Stephen and Samantha Ruth. Pat will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 
brothers, Leo, Cliff and Murray, and sister, Brenda Moore. No visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of 
Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, Rev. Father 
Albert Cosgrove officiating with a reception following the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. 
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: cruikshankhalifaxfh@alderwoods.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 8, 2006

O'HEARN, Robert B. - 55, passed away in Ohio, loving husband of Nancy O'Hearn, devoted father of Patrick (Cristi) and Katie O'Hearn. He was survived by his mother, Isabel O'Hearn; siblings, John (Estelle) O'Hearn, Bruce (Ann) O'Hearn, Lynda (Robert) McBurney, and Heather (Gary) Creighton. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 22 in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second St. South West, Rochester, Minn. 55902. www.dwifuneralhome.com 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: April 23, 2006

O'HEARN, Shirley Marie - 67, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Monday, April 3, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born April 4, 1938, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Eva Powell, and stepdaughter of the late Lawrence and Harriet Settle. Shirley was a member of Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church and the CWL for many years. She was a member of Harbourview Senior's Group since 1995 and participated in the Breakfast Program for Harbourview School. Many will remember Shirley from her daily duties as a crossing guard on Brule Street until her retirement in 1995. Shirley is survived by her son, David; granddaughter, Madison, both of Dartmouth; sister, Margaret Settle; brother, John Settle, both of Halifax. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where Shirley's family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Thursday in Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 29 Farrell St., Dartmouth, Father Dariusz Misiolek officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Shirley's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., Floor 7, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7 would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: April 5, 2006

O'TOOLE, Margaret - 75, Sydney Mines, died July 29, 1996, in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Dominion, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Ann (MacNeil) Gillis. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. She taught Catholic elementry school in California, where she lived from 19621986. Surviving are her second husband, Cyril O'Toole; sister, Katherine (Mrs. Art Malcolm), California; stepdaughters, Claire Aucoin, Sharon Olson, Joan McInnis; stepsons, Kevin, Harvey, Myles, Ronnie, Brian O'Toole; two nieces; two grandnieces; a nephew. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Davidson; brother, Michael Gillis. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial to take place in California.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 07/31/96


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