Corey Andrew Dennis, 24 of 15 Raspberry Lane, Eskasoni, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at home. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Wendy (Dennis) Francis and the late Norman Francis. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Corey was happiest when he was outdoors fishing and hunting with his friends. He was a ‘Jack of all trades’. He is survived by a sister, Heidi, Eskasoni; brothers, Norman Isaac, Chapel Island, Frank Dennis, Eskasoni and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his godparents and his maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Dennis. Visitation for Corey Dennis took place at the family residence at 15 Raspberry Lane on Sunday, Aug. 21. Funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Holy Family Church. Fr. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery, Eskasoni. Online condolences to

Louis Michael ‘O Boy’ Herney, – born in Dartmouth on March 30, 1942, to the late Matthew Herney and Margaret N. Paul-Herney, died peacefully at his home on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Louis ‘O Boy’ came to live in Eskasoni at the age of three with his parents. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. In his youth, he liked to travel with his wife Louise, which took them to many places, one his favourite being Maine where he raked blueberries. He worked as foreman at a number of construction jobs pouring concrete basements and doing carpentry work. He loved all types of fishing and loved a good story. In later years he drove people around, taxi driving for Eskasoni. He heard many stories and one of his favourite pastimes, besides fishing and double-up, was telling a good story, where good memories were shared laughing. Louis is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise Poulette-Herney; his children, Wanita (Clark) Paul, Matthew (Tracey) Herney, Steven, George (Natashia) Herney, Martha (David) Treige; sisters, Matilda Benoit, Diane Herney, Mary A. Paul, Debbie Paul; brothers, John Joseph, William ‘Loppy’, Roy (Angela) Herney; 31 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Mary Madeline, Catherine Marie and granddaughter, Tara Louise Herney, sister, Margaret Paul and a brother, Peter Herney. Visitation for Mr. Herney took place on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Holy Family Church.  Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to

Edgar Valentine Francis of Eskasoni passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Rose (Gould) Francis. In his spare time he liked to do carpentry and mechanical work. He was a medical driver for 10 years. His favourite pastime included gambling, playing bingo and spending time with his grandchildren. He liked to travel to Maine, USA in August during blueberry harvest season. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Eliz (Young); sons, Adam, Leon (Cornelia); daughter, Veronica; foster, children, Victor, Philip, William, Cory, all of Eskasoni; brothers, George, Danny, Donald (Germaine); grandchildren, Leon Jr., Katie Ann, Emily, Allysen; godchildren, Madeline, Francine, Sylvester Jr; mother-in-law, Flo Young; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Shirley and Margaret Rose in infancy. Visitation was held on Sept. 6, 2011, in the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Burial in Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be made by visiting

TONEY, Regina Agnes (Copage) – 90, Berwick formerly of Annapolis Valley First Nation, Cambridge passed away August 20, 2011 in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Bernard) Copage. Regina is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was also a surviving member of Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. Regina loved to play Bingo and enjoyed flowers and gardens. She loved spending time with family and her grandchildren “Wee Ones”. She is survived by daughters Eileen Lloyd, Waterville, Sandra Usher, Cambridge; sons Gerald, Brian, Wayne (Dee), Mark (Charlene) all of Cambridge; 26 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; daughter-in-law Marilyn Toney, Cambridge and son-in-law Terry Canning, Lumby, BC; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Regina was predeceased by her husband Bernard; sons David, Allan and a son in infancy; daughter Lorane and three daughters in infancy; son-in-laws Garnet Lloyd and Robert Usher. Visitation was held on Monday August 22, 2011 in Serenity Lindsay funeral home, Berwick. Funeral service mass was hled in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 120 Mill St., Berwick. Rev. Fr. Larry Pitcher officiated. Interment took place in St. Bernadette’s Cemetery, Annapolis Valley First Nation, Cambridge Station. Donations in memory of Regina may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Donations or condolences may be mailed to the above noted address or by visiting:

Gwen Poulette  – It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and sister, Gwen Poulette, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Cecilia Poulette and her beloved auntie mom, Mary Basque. She was a loving mother to her children, Shelly, Dale and Jamie Poulette; her grandchildren, Maislynn and Maynson Marshall and godchildren, Samantha Doucette and Justin Dennis; sisters, Jackie Basque, Kim Basque; brothers, John Glen Poulette, Kenny Poulette and Terry Basque and several nieces and nephews. Gwen will be greatly missed by many organizations with which she worked over the years as an accountant. Anyone that knew Gwen, knew that she loved numbers. She had many friends in many places. Her home was a pit stop for a hot cup of tea and always a good meal. She left us with many fond memories with her great sense of humour. Visitation was held on, Aug. 23, 2011) at her family home at 228 Castle Bay Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at the Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to