Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obituary announcement for club member Charles Archibald MacQueen LM634

Charles Archibald MacQueen


MacQueen, Charles Archibald, 86, of Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care Truro. Born in Donkin # 6, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Murray and Violet (Young) MacQueen. Charles was a Korean Veteran. He was a Construction Supervisor for many years, and after his retirement he took great pride in his gardening. His greatest love was his family and he really enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Charlie (Nancy), Regina; Marilyn (Grant) O’Laney, Truro; Mike (Chana), Vancouver; David, Truro; special daughter, Penny Horton, Truro; brother, Forbes (Jean), Regina; sisters, Carol (Angus) Hall, Chelmsford, ON; Dolores MacQueen, Sudbury, ON; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jane Lavinia McNutt; sisters, Annie, Beatrice, Etta and Betty; brothers, Stuart, John, Neil, Murray and Angus in infancy. By Charles request there will be no visitation or services. No flowers by request. Donations in Charles` memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Charles` obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Obituary announcement for club member TOPLEY, M. Earle LM854

  • TOPLEY, M. Earle It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Earle on October 23, 2014 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Janet, father of Kyle and Jodi and brother of Gail, Corte, Jack and Bev. Earle served in the R.C. Sigs and was a member of the Niagara Chapter of C.A.V.U.N.P. and the R.C.L. #163. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the R.H.L.I. Veterans' Association, 1353 Barton Street East, Hamilton on Thursday, October 30th, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Obituary announcement for Kenneth MATHESON LM752

MATHESON, Kenneth Andrew Wallace Peacefully, March 12,
2013 in his 86th year, after dealing stoically for many years with several health problems. Loving and much-loved husband of Marjorie (née Ryan) for 61 years. Loving father of Patricia (Paul), Mark (Diana), and Rod (Margaret). Survived by sisters-in- law Eunice (late John), and Martha (late Wallace), as well as brother-in-law Harold (late Olive). Also loved by his grandchildren Kelly, Kenny, Michael, Erin, Chris, Thomas, Jack, as well as nieces and nephews. After graduating from Acadia and MIT, Ken rose through the ranks to become President of Armstrong Cork Canada. He touched many people's lives with honesty and integrity. A celebration of his life will be conducted at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval H9S 2E5 (fully accessible) on Sunday, March 17 from 3-6 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ken are asked to consider The West Island Palliative Care Residence, 265 Andre-Brunet, Kirkland, QC H9H 3R4. (514-695-7979). - See more at:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Obituary announcement for club member ARBUCKLE, ALLISON ("ALLIE") LM452

February 12, 1931 - October 2, 2014
Glace Bay
Allie passed away October 2, 2014 at the age of 83 at his home in Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay where he has lived for the past 4 years, following a stroke. With his passing, the world loses a generous and optimistic spirit who we are all better for knowing.
Born in Port Caledonia, he was the youngest child of William ‘Dickie’ Arbuckle and Nellie (Robertson) Arbuckle.
Allie is survived by his daughter (Lynn), granddaughters, (Amanda & Jill) and great granddaughter, (Scarlett) all of Edmonton. He is also survived by his brother, Freddie (Frances) of Port Caledonia, sister, Elizabeth (Bettie) Scott of Toronto, numerous relatives and many friends in Cape Breton, Edmonton and across Canada.
Allie was predeceased by his wife, Jean Arbuckle (Munroe) in 1995 after 39 years of marriage, and by his parents, his brothers, Norman, Jock, William, James, George, Robertson, Stewart and sisters, Janet, Susan, Agnes and Mary.
Allie proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years plus many more proud years in the Militia. He was always trying to convince others to "join up," believing that the military prepared you for life and offered many opportunities for education and travel. He was especially proud to have joined and served with his brothers, Freddie and Stewart, following the footsteps of elder brothers, Willie, Jimmie, Geordie, & Bobby. Following his years of service, Allie also enjoyed his time working with St. John’s Ambulance (Edmonton) and as a camp cook in many locations around Northern Alberta.

Both Allie and daughter, Lynn, have been very appreciative of the staff at Taigh Na Mara for the care and comfort provided to him. He loved that the staff appreciated his sense of humour and joked with him daily. He truly felt at home and was grateful to be able to live his final years on his beloved Cape Breton Island, of which he was so proud. We are also very thankful of the support he received from his brother, Freddie, sister-in-law Frances, and other members of his family in Cape Breton.
Cremation has taken place and, at Allie’s request, no service will be held. The family will celebrate his life in private, at a time of their choosing. We hope that, in spirit, you will join us in celebration by sharing a laugh, enjoying some "nibblies", and playing a game of cribbage. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Allie’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion or Taigh Na Mara.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at:
A photo of Allie is found on above website