Sunday, December 10, 2023

Byard, Vivian “Bib” – Sunnyville, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully surrounded by the family on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Family and faith were the two most important things in Bib’s life.

She treasured every moment she had with her precious daughter, Raylene. Bib loved music, singing and dancing; always with a smile on her face.

She began her career at the Canso fish plant, where she made lifelong friends. She then was employed by the Milford Haven Home for Special Care until her retirement.

Besides her daughter, Raylene, she is survived by her brothers, Gerald (Jean), James “Tommy”; sisters, Mary Alice “Sis”, Elizabeth “Libby” (Bobby), Lillian (Harold); and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Adeline (Clyke); and her father, John Byard.

The family thanks all the love and support they continuously felt from the community and the wonderful care from the doctors and staff at all the hospitals.

Visitation was held on Nov. 27 in Sunnyville United Baptist Church, from where her funeral service was held on Nov. 28, with Pastor Clara Jordan officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.

Memorial donations may be made in Vivian’s honor to Sunnyville United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys Delorey (Jackson), 68, on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, surrounded by her family in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Canso on Aug. 18, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Grover) Jackson.

Gladys lit up any room she entered, and sprinkled her kindness and generosity wherever she went. She was a loving wife, mother, nanny, aunt and loyal friend to many. Her heart was filled with warmth, kindness and optimism, and she was able to bring out the good in everyone she met by sharing that with them.

She was a stay-at-home mother for most of her life, where she looked after her three girls and husband, who were her life. In 1993, she decided to go to work at the local Riff’s Store, where she worked for the next 12 years, until it closed. For years, she enjoyed volunteering for the breakfast program at Fanning. She enjoyed camping her whole life; most recently going to the camper in Pictou, where she met many new friends that became her camping family. Watching grandkids playing sports or a good card game were things she also enjoyed. But, most of all, Mom/Nanny loved being surrounded by her family and close friends. She loved them beyond words and being around them made her heart complete. She will be missed greatly.

Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Henry (who loved her beyond words); beloved daughters, Cindy (Gus), Port Hawkesbury; Karen (Paul), Little Dover; Jennifer (Donnie), Fox Island; grandchildren, Emma, William, Margaret, Brandon (Melissa), Alexis, Brady, Skye, Gavin; great-granddaughter, Rivers; step great-grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan and Landon; her siblings, Howard (Winnie), Marlaine (Gus), Canso; Connie (Kevin), Truro; Fred (Monique), Nathan, Queensport; Shirley (Fred), Mulgrave; Karen (Wilson), Lunenburg. Gladys was predeceased by her stepfather, Nathan Rhynold Sr.; brothers-in-law, Vernon Boudreau Sr., Gerard Hanlon and Sam Delorey; and sister-in-law, Theresa Jackson.

Special thanks to Dr. Alhazmi and all the fabulous nurses who cared for Mom during her days at the Aberdeen Hospital in ICU and palliative care. Your compassion for our mother and us will never be forgotten.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, from Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish or Fanning Education Centre Academy breakfast program.

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MacKinley, Eileen Mary, 105, Liscomb, Guysborough County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. Born in St. Paul’s River, Quebec, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (Griffin) Roberts. Eileen was a homemaker her whole life, and took great pride in it, especially getting it ready for the annual MacKinley May Lobster Weekend. She loved bingo, playing cards, especially crib; watching some of her favorite shows which included the soaps and The Price is Right. Eileen loved sports, taking part in the senior games at Liscombe Lodge into her early 90s, and was the Habs’ biggest fan. She attended many concerts over the years, her favorite being Bryan Adams. Eileen was content, in her last years, sitting in her rocking chair with her faithful friend, Casey, lying at her feet. She is survived by sons, Mark, Liscomb; John (Lorna), Lower Sackville; Gary (Carol), Fredericton, N.B.; daughter, Nancy (Gerry) Roach, Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Charlene, Murphy Cove; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Edwin; son, Michael; grandson, Craig MacKinley; brothers, Steve, Albert, Bernard, Norman, Will, Jack and one, in infancy; sisters, Theresa Roberts, Sue O’Brien, Veronica Thomas, Leahance Chevalier, Genevieve Thomas and Rita Goddard. A private family graveside service was held in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Stillwater, with Rev. Tom Stephan officiating. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to Canadian Red Cross or Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at