Alice Marie Paul, 52, Waycobah First Nation, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Baddeck, she was a daughter of the late Roderick John and Mary (Isadore) Pierro. She was a member of Blessed Kateri parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Waycobah. Surviving are daughters, Evelyn Pierro, Danielle Paul, Dominique Paul, April Paul, all of We’koqma’q; sons, Clifford Pierro, Halifax; Alexander Paul, Douglas Jr. Paul, Stephen Paul, Roderick Paul, Charles Paul, all of We’koqma’q; sisters, Karen Pierro, Wagmatcook; Lora Pierro, Ont; Ida Pierro, Sydney; Wanda Philips, Whycocomagh; brothers, Patrick Pierro, Halifax; Edward Pierro, Whycocomagh; Kenneth Pierro, Wagmatcook; nine grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Melvin; sister, Mary. Visitation was held on March 22, in the family residence, 136 Subdivision Rd., We’koqma’q. Funeral mass was held at the  Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q. Fr. Robert McNeil officiated. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Alice Marie Paul are under the care and direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd.

Augustine, Joseph Perry (Strong Heart) – 1968 – 2012 – ELSIPOGTOG, NB – Perry Augustine, 44, of Pictou Landing First Nation, NS passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, NS after a lengthy illness. Born in Moncton, Perry was the son of Edward John and Frances Josephine (Levi) Augustine. Perry was employed as a fisherman. He attended St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Elsipogtog as well as Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pictou Landing First Nation. Perry will be sadly missed by his wife; Martha (Denny) Augustine, his parents; Edward and Josephine Augustine of Elsipogtog, paternal grandmother; Stella Augustine of Elsipogtog, two sisters; Edwena Kay Ann Augustine (Jamie) and Nerissa Sally-Lu Augustine both of Elsipogtog, two brothers; Mark David Augustine (Crystal) of Pictou Landing First Nation and Park Noland Augustine (Denise) of Elsipogtog, many nieces & nephews, five God children and his pet dog; Zoey. Perry was predeceased by his paternal grand father; David Augustine and his maternal grand parents; John Levi & Mary (Milliea) Levi. Perry was resting at 73 Army Street, Elsipogtog. A Funeral Mass was held on, March 1st, 2012 at the St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Elsipogtog. Interment was be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).

Elizabeth Ann Young, 51 of Eskasoni, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Rose (Paul) Cabot. Elizabeth’s passion was to her family, continuously devoting her time to her children, grandchildren, Fred, brothers, and all other members of her family and friends. She is survived by her life partner, Fred Young; daughters, Nancy (Thunder) Paul, Dartmouth; Marina (Terry) Young, Halifax; Shelley Young, Ottawa; Renee (Thomas) Young, Mary Tena (Andle), both of Eskasoni; son, Byron Young, Halifax; brothers, Andrew, Colin (Sheila), Michael (Margie), Albert (Corneilia), Frank Jr. (Olive), Kelvin (Elena), Richard (Nadine); grandchildren, Josef, Ava, Emma, Honour, Jacen, A’Leah, Seanna; godchildren, Serena, Norma, Nelishia, Gubou Jij, Carol, Kelvin Jij, Krissy and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation for Elizabeth Young took place at the Gabriel Center, Eskasoni. Funeral mass was celebrated at the Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

Francis Louis Gabriel – We regret to announce the death of Francis Louis Gabriel of Eskasoni on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Eskasoni, he was the son of the late Louis and Caroline (Gould) Gabriel. Francis lived and worked in Canada and the U.S. Francis was an interesting and unique person, enjoying his life and answering to no one but his Lord. He is survived by his wife, sons and daughters, stepsons and stepdaughter, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, godchildren and friends. Visitation for the late Mr. Gabriel was held on March 22, 2012, at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass was celebrated on, March 24 at Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

Googoo, Kenneth Patrick – 66, passed away suddenly at his home in Indian Brook First Nation on March 26, 2012. Born in Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro and raised in Indian Brook, Kenneth was a son of the late Levi and Nancy (Marble) Googoo. He spent his early years working with his family in the blueberry fields in Maine. Kenneth attended Nova Scotia Institute of Technology where he studied machinery. He worked as an addictions counselor for NADACA in the 1970s. He also worked as a carpenter and proudly earned his carpentry papers in 1985. An avid hockey fan, he volunteered as an assistant coach for the local minor hockey team during the 1980s that won several victories at the house league and in many Aboriginal hockey tournaments in the region. Kenneth enjoyed running and entered several long distance road races throughout the 1980s. He took part in the community’s annual pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre, Que. He also enjoyed accompanying his daughter on road trips while she reported on news and events throughout the Maritime region. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Gloria (Francis) Googoo; his daughter, Maureen (Stephen Brake); son, Darrell in Sydney; grandchild Julianne Johnson; sisters, Marie Francis, Geneva Maloney, Frances Marr, Lorraine, Annette and Joanne; brother, Warren; many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Doris and Susan; brothers, Elmer, Gordon, Stephen, Angus and Stanley; nephew and godchild, Russell. Visitation was held at his home at 190 Tuff St., Indian Brook. Funeral service was held at in St. Catherine’s Parish in Indian Brook. Father Tom Kurudeepan, O.M.I. officiated. Interment followed in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. A community meal and Salite (charity auction) was held afterwards.

Johnson, Marg – It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Marg Johnson on Monday Feb. 27, 2012, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born Jan. 18, 1963, in Sutapuktuk, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Webber, Guysborough County, and the late Mary Caroline Brooks, Eskasoni. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Besides her dad, ‘Butch’, Marg is survived by her son, Jason; daughter, Jody; grandchildren, Madeline and Dante, all from Shubie. She is also survived by her sisters, Theresa Marie, Hants County, Ruby, Sharon; brother, George, all of Guysborough County; aunt, Marcella (Peter), Eskasoni; two uncles, John, Eskasoni, Richard, Sydney; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on March 1, 2012, at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Service was held on March 3, 2012, at the Holy Family Church, Eskasoni. Fr. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to S.W.Chant & Son Funeral Home.

Paul, Leona Virginia – 75, Indian Brook, passed away at home on March 1, 2012, Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Irene (Howe) Paul. Leona worked with the Shubenacadie Band Council as a Social Welfare Clerk for over 37 years. She was an avid sports fan and a coach of a women’s baseball team. Leona was the president of the Seniors Group and also a Coordinator of the St. Anne’s Pilgrimage. She was a Band Councilor for several years in the early 1980’s until the late 90’s. Leona loved sewing and going on bingo trips. She loved being a grandmother to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by daughter Kim Ann Paul, sons Keith (Anita) Paul, Lorne (Michelle) Paul and Eldon (Jacklyn) Paul; 16 grandchildren (Kesha, Abby, Jared and Suri – lived with her); ten great grandchildren; sister Doris (Andrew “A.J.”) Maloney; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Henry S. Paul, son Kenneth Paul, sister Joan Paul, brothers Michael Paul, Everett Paul, Vernon Paul. Visitation started at her home at 421 Hollywood Drive, Indian Brook. Funeral service was held on March 7, in St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Indian Brook. Father Tom Kurudeepan OMI officiated. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Catherine’s Church in memory of Leona. Family and friends may send condolences t0 Ettinger Funeral Home.