Augustine Sr., Keptin Peter Joe – 1932-2011 – ELSIPOGTOG, NB- Peter Joe Augustine 79, of Elsipogtog passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional hospital on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Born in Elsipogtog (Big Cove) he was the son of the late Basil Joe and late Annie Tenas (Simon) Augustine. Peter Joe was a pastoral care worker for the sick and the dying in several aboriginal communities, and he was also a spiritual leader for over 60 years for wakes and funerals (traditional Micmac burials). He was the Keptin of the Micmac Grand Council of the Eastern Canada region for over 40 years, and was very proud to have lived to see the tradition being carried on by his eldest son; Keptin Noel Joe Augustine. Peter Joe will be sadly missed by his loving wife; Freda Augustine of Elsipogtog, three daughters; Gloria Ann Augustine of Elsipogtog, Marietta Augustine (Walter) of Elsipogtog and Elena Bernard (Jason) of Eskasoni, Five sons; Keptin Noel Joe Augustine (Eunice), Peter Joe Augustine Jr., Gary Joe Augustine (Eva), Brian Joe Augustine (Carla), Paul Joe Augustine (Carline) all of Elsipogtog, twenty nine grandchildren and forty eight great grand children and three great great grandchildren, one sister; Mary Jo Joseph (late Vincent) of Elsipogtog also several nieces and nephews. Peter Joe was predeceased by four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his sister; Philomene Levi, and two brothers; Leo Joe Augustine and John Joe Augustine. Visitation at his home at 103 Main Street, Elsipogtog began, December 25th, 2011. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Elsipogtog. Interment was held in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ste. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Elsipogtog would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).

Raymond Gregory Doucette, 76 of 312 Esplanade, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at his residence. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Vincent) Doucette. He was a member of Sacred Heart and St. Ann, Membertou parishes. He was a longtime 3rd degree member of the KOC Council 1060. Ray was well known for many years as a photographer having owned and operated Raytel Photograhphy in Sydney. A devoted Catholic, Ray was involved in both his Membertou and Sydney communities, especially the Membertou Elders and Membertou 55+ Club. He is survived by a nephew Raymond Doucette of Membertou and numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by three sisters in infancy and two brothers, Roy and Douglas. There was no visitation. Funeral service was held on December 22, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Rev. Anthony O’Connor officiated. Online condolences to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

Francis-Leger, Jessie River Lynn – 2006-2011 – ELSIPOGTOG, NB- It is with very heavy hearts that the family announces the tragic accidental passing of Jessie River Lynn Francis-Leger, age 5, on December 15, 2011. Born in Moncton, she was the daughter of Matthew Leger and Tricia Francis. Jessie will be sadly missed by her loving parents; Matthew and Tricia, paternal grandparents; William and Glenda Leger of Fords Mills, maternal grandparents; Leon Francis and Rosie Augustine of Elsipogtog, one sister; Paige Francis and two brothers; Harlan Milliea and Brayden Leger, great grandmothers; Rita Augustine and Betha Flanagan, God parents; Chalio Sark (Morley) and Nick Flanagan (Andrea), seven uncles; Roger Francis, Patrick Francis, John Francis, Todd Francis, Jeremiah Francis (Stephanie) all of Elsipogtog, Josh Leger of Fords Mills and Shawn Nichilson of Riverside, Moncton also several great aunts, uncles and cousins. Jessie was predeceased by her great grandmother; Emily Leger and her aunt; Cherro Francis. She rested at her home at 9108 Route 116 Elsipogtog visitation began on,  December 17, 2011. A Funeral Mass was held on, December 19th, 2011, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Elsipogtog. Arrangements were under the care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252)

Howe, Eleanor Joyce – 78, Sheet Harbour, died Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Eastern Shore Memorial Hos­pital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Upper Falmouth, August 14, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Calvin Henderson and Thelma (Benedict, Henderson) Maddox. Eleanor loved a good book, winning scratch tickets and a lucky game of bingo. She is survived by Douglas Howe, her loving husband of 59 years, Sheet Harbour; children, Diane Hubley, Cole Harbour; John (Laverne), Sheet Harbour; Mary Gerrard (Ricky), Popes Harbour; 16 Grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Watson, Halifax; Gwen Smith (Lloyd), Sackville, Barb Dolan, Smith Falls, Ont.; Mary Samson, Bedford; brothers, Billy Maddox (Florence), Sackville; John Maddox (Darlene), Sackville; son-in-law, Reid Hubley, Dartmouth; sisters‑in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Gordon; granddaughter, Laverne, both in infancy; stepfather, John Maddox; stepmother, Flo Benjamin. Visitation was held at both D.S.. Crowell & Son. Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour. Mass of Christian Burial took place on, December 6, in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour. Father Jim MacDonald officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. Reception to follow in St. Peter’s Church Hall. On-line condolences may be sent to: crowells.f.h@ns.aliantzinc.ea

JEANS, Donald Vincent “Donnie” – 61, Indian Brook, passed away in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on December 6, 2011. Born in Halifax he was a son of Donald and Jean (MacDonald) Jeans. Donnie was in the flooring business for over 30 years, a fisherman for Indian Brook Fisheries. He also was a volunteer for Minor Hockey. Donnie loved to cook, barbeque and loved to dance. He was known as “Grumpy Grampy” by the grandchildren. Donnie is survived by his loving companion Mary Jane Brooks, daughters Tracy (Daniel) Moser, Milford; Tammy (Brad) Corbett, Halifax; stepchildren Cerena Brooks, Andrea Lopez both of Indian Brook; John Brooks, Millbrook; Peter Brooks and Carson Brooks both of Indian Brook; several grandchildren, sister Donna (Mark) Race, Windsor; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Elsie Frasier. Visitation was held at his home, 589 Church Street, Indian Brook. Funeral service was held on, December 10th in St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Indian Brook. Father Tom Kurudeepan OMI officiated. Interment in St. Catherine’s Community Cemetery. Family and friends may send condolences to the family at:

MacKay, Alana Brittany – 22, Millbrook passed away January 9, 2012. Born August 2, 1989 in Truro, she was a daughter of Sylvia “Arlene” Martin and John Francis MacKay. Alana was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She is survived by children, Kiera Ava MacKay and Daniel John MacKay; siblings, Melanie Martin, Hollie Martin, Leon Somerville, Vance Martin; grandparents, Doris Abram, Katherine “Cookie” Leslie and John C. MacKay; Godparents, Sherri MacKay and Vance Stephens. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and especially close family friend, Lloyd Johnson. She was predeceased by her uncle, Donald Joseph “Donnie” Martin. Visitation was held on, January 12 at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro; Funeral Mass was held on, January 13 at the Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook. Father Francesco Pirisi officiated. Interment in Sacred Heart Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to the family. On-line condolences may be made at Colchester Community Funeral Home.

Maloney, Eric Floyd – 51, Barons, Alta., passed away December 22, 2011, at his home in Barons, Alta. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Josephine (Maloney) Prosper and the late Edgar Stephens. He is survived by sons, Nicholas Martin, Waycobah and Seth Maloney, Indian Brook; grandchildren Paris, Houston, Malaki, Chellis, Lamika, Selena and Takisha; sisters, Priscilla Gould, Gail Prosper, Mavis Prosper and Jennifer Prosper, all of Eskasoni. He was predeceased by sister, Mary Josephine “Lovey” Prosper; brothers, Robert Edgar Paul and Dwayne Maloney. Visitation at the home of Amy Maloney, 50 Tower Rd., Indian Brook. Funeral service was held on January 4, in St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church. Father Tom Kurudeepan officiated. Cremation followed, with burial at a later date. Family and friends may send condolences at Ettinger Funeral Home.

Mary Ann (Paul) Marshall “ Grandma Kennedy” of Eskasoni, passed away on Saturday, December 10 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born June 13, 1939 in Truro, she was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Sylliboy) Paul. Mary Ann’s shining moment in her life was when she proudly graduated from St. FX University with her Bachelor of Education and she also received her Bachelor of Arts from Cape Breton University. She was a Grand Council flag carrier and a member of the Eskasoni Women’s Auxiliary, Adult Care Worker, Welfare Officer, Foster parent. She retired from the Eskasoni School Board where she had been employed as a teacher. She is survived by her loving husband Joe B. ; children, Jay (Paula), Eleanor “Doody” (Barry), George “Tex” (Janean), Yolanda Babes (Leon); sisters, Janet, Eleanor, Murdena, Virginia (Gino), Sharon, Patsy, Matilda; brothers, George, Peter, Ryan, Jackie and baby brother Gubby; 18 Grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and her special maid Kelly Susan. Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters, Georgina “Francho” Stevens; brother, Keith and grandson Stephen. Mary Ann was Grandma to ALL. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sante Mawiomi or Chapel Island Mawiomi St. Ann Mission. Visitation for the late Mary Ann Mar took place on December 13 at 4903 Shore Road, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 15 at Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in Holy Family Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

Delores Elizabeth Poulette of Eskasoni passed away on Jan. 2, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Noel and Helen (Googoo) Francis. Elizabeth worked with her husband for many years hunting and fishing. She enjoyed all of nature. She is survived by her husband, Howard; daughters, Connie (Elton), Darlene (Simon), Pamela, Madelaine and Shannon; “sons”, Peter, Rodney (Joanne) and John; sisters, Annie Jane, Eskasoni, Genevieve, Whycocomagh, Shirley Francis, Eskasoni; brothers, Edmund and Charles Francis, both of Eskasoni; grandchildren, Sijij, Hailee, Rossieboy, Kady, Kandy, Sasheen, Mark, Shawn, Tyren, Cayson, Lleyton, Bailee, Ada, Libbie, Abby, Maria; great-grandchild, Alyssa; several nieces, nephews and very special friends; godchildren, Mary Charlotte, Len Scott, Courtney, Chuck and Carolann. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, Noel and Helen Francis, sister, Mary Theresa Denny, brother, Frankie Francis and one child in infancy. Visitation for the late Mrs. Poulette took place on, Jan. 5 at 233 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Holy Family Church, Eskasoni. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.