Googoo, Christie Ann – 78, We’koqma’q First Nation, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2012, in the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Wagmatcook, Victoria Co., she was a daughter of the late John William and Mary Rose Poulette. Christie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and also a basket maker and also made wooden flowers. She was a Waltes champion and enjoyed dancing. She was a member of Blessed Kateri Parish Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q First Nation.  Surviving are daughters, Karen (J.W. “Tiny”) Cremo and Mary Rose Googoo, both of We’koqma’q; sons, Roderick (Danita), Alexander “Sandy” (Norma Peck), both of We’koqma’q; sister, Jean Jeans, Enfield; brother, Alexander Poulette (Karen), London Ont; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; godchildren, Gilbert Bernard, Juanita Paul, Elizabeth Bernard, Jackie Paul and Tamara Cremo; bestfriend, Pearl Googoo. She was predeceased by sons, Gordon Patrick Jr., and Matthew; daughter, Norma; 2 children in infancy; brothers, John and George Jeddore; 2 godchildren. Visitation was held on, August 7, in the Elder Centre (Fishery Building) 160 Reservation Rd. We’koqma’q First Nation. Funeral Mass was held on, August 9, from Blessed Kateri Parish Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Father Robert McNeil officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at


Frances Flora Dennis – It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Frances Flora Dennis on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Noel Dennis and Mary Doucette. Frances owned and operated her own store for a number of years in Eskasoni. She was a well-known person who cared for the elderly and the young. For a number of years, she was employed as a caregiver with the Eskasoni Health Centre. She was an avid bingo player and always enjoyed a good game of cards and got great joy from her grandchildren. A talented crafts person, Frances was especially good with her quill work. Frances will always be remembered for her great sense of humour. Frances is survived by her daughters, Ruby and Stephanie Paul; her grandson, who resided with her, Hugh Paul; her loving companion, John MacLennan; her godchildren; siblings, Charles (Helen), Jean (Frank) Googoo, Gerald, Cora (Brian Sheppard), George (Ginger), Cecelia Kabatay, Steve (Florence), James (Debbie), Veronica (“Jr.”), Noel Jr. (Cathy), Annette (Muin) Bernard and Lawrence (Sarah) Doucette. By extended family, Vernon Doucette, Iris Doucette and Gail Stevens; stepfather, Abraham (Sarah) Doucette; grandchildren, Everette, Francine, Nadine, Evander, Kris, Stephen, Maureen, Braedon, Celine and Seven; great-grandson, Anderson Paul; by aunts, Mary Julia and Dolena; several nieces and nephews; godmother, Mary Jane Dennis and ex-husband, Edward J. Paul. She was predeceased by her grandchildren, Colleen Paul and Christian Paul, sister, Marlene Dennis and extended family, Norman, Keith, John Duncan and Pamela Doucette and godfather Frank Dennis. Visitation was held on, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Gabriel Centre. Funeral mass was held on, Aug. 6 at Holy Family Church. Rev. Martin MacDougall officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to


PAYZANT, TARA DAWN – February 10, 1977-August 6, 2012 – Sackville, N.B. – A much loved Mom, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Tara will be sadly missed by all who knew her. After high school, Tara continued her love of learning by graduating with a diploma in Digital Web Design from Atlantic Business College. Tara also filled many years as a Telemarketer, she loved meeting new people and this became more than a job to her. It was her genuine way of making a connection with another soul. Tara had a love for music, cooking, the outdoors, crafts, children and ice cream. She enjoyed kicking back with her children for movies and game nights. Tara’s Mi’kmaq culture guided her path in life. Tara had a huge heart and accepted everyone for who they were, her home always had an open door. Tara will be greatly missed by her children, Brooke, Autumn and Catlen and their father Joseph (Joey) Sears; her loving mother, Doreen Richard (nee Smith); father, Dan Richard; father, Larry Payzant; brother, Darren J. Payzant; sister, Chrissy Estabrooks (Matthew); nieces, Alexa, Sophia and Gloria; nephew, Matthew Blair; brother-in-law, Victor Sears (Denise LeBlanc) as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, (364-8188). Cremation has taken place. Family and friends were invited to an open visitation held on, August 9, 2012 to August 11, 2012 at the family home, 8 Morice Drive, Sackville, N.B. A celebration of Tara’s life took place at Campbell’s Funeral Home on, August 11, 2012, followed by a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tara may be made to the IWK, Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.


Louis Joseph Marshall, 55, of Eskasoni, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Susie (Denny) Marshall of Eskasoni and the late Louis P. Marshall. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni. Joe Ma’sl was a kind, generous loving man, always with a big smile. For 14 years he worked for the Children Services; this was a job he loved and he considered a privilege to have worked with his co-workers and friends, which he loved so much. Joe is survived by his special grandchild, Christopher; his loving companion, Darlene ‘Doll’ Francis, who stood by his side and cared for him in a loving way; by sons, Kenneth (Mary Ann), Pius (Michelle), Lloyd (Judina), Andrew (Mindy), Joe P. (Claira); precious daughter, Annie Jane (Christopher); former wife, Mary Margaret (Francis) Marshall; godson, Jim; his grandchildren and numerous godchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Carl P., George (Maklit), Fred (Kim), Pat (Sonia), Charlie, Mike (Judy) Johnson, Henry (Sandra), Peter Francis, Leonard ‘Oken’ Marshall; sisters, Mary C., Anna T., Mary Ann, Charmaine (Edgar), Annie Marie (Rannie) Denny; and many close friends including Dean Christmas and Sandy Burns along with numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, all of Eskasoni. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Peter and Madeline (Bernard) Marshall, maternal grandmother, Harriet Denny, godfather, Lee Cremo, godmother, Molly Nevins, a grandchild and numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation for Mr. Marshall took place on Aug. 18 at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass was celebrated on at Holy Family Church. Rev. Joe Gillis officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to


BERNARD, Lawerence “Lunch” – 70, We’koqma’q First Nation, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012 at home. Born in Whycocomagh, Inverness Co., he was a son of the late Charles Andrew and Annie Mae (Sylliboy) Bernard. He was last employed with Waycobah Fisheries. He had a great knowledge of traditional herbs and medicines. He was a native activist and was one of the founding members of the Mi’ kmaq Warriors Society. He was known at Lt. Bernard. He was proud of the fact that his grandfather was Grand Chief, Gabriel Sylliboy. Surviving are his wife, Lena (Toney); daughters, Laura (Wilfred) Prosper, Karen Bernard (Alan Paul), both of Eskasoni; Linda Charlene (Barry) Crowe, We’koqma’q; sons, Lloyd (Ramona) Gould, Eskasoni; Cyrus (Charlene), We’koqma’q; Leonard (Tina), Edmonton AB; sister, Julena Bernard, We’koqma’q; Ducy (Bob) Paul-Merrill, Ludlow, Maine; brothers, Walter, Alan (Juliana), John Wayne and Peter “Seven”, all of We’koqma’q; 21 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Frederick and Charles “Chuckie”; grandchildren, Wilfred and Charlie Prosper. Visitation was held on, August 28, in the Fisheries Building, 160 Reservation Rd, We’koqma’q First Nation. Solite followed. A private family service was held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Victoria County Palliative Care Society. Funeral arrangements for the late Lawerence “Lunch” Bernard were under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at


Thank you to all those who supported us during the tragic loss of our beautiful son Thomas Gabriel Martin Clifford a year ago September 8, 2012. Your kindness and compassion for our family was deeply appreciated and will never be forgotten. In gratitude, Catherine Martin, Frank and Natalie Clifford, Ben and Jean Martin and family

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