Junior Hanna a ‘true ambassador of the game”

Originally published in the the Cape Breton Star – March 28, 2015
Written by John White – Chronicle Herald


A week ago we looked at part of the career of Cape Breton native and ex-NHL player, the late John “Junior” Hanna of Sydney. His son, John Jr., helped provide us with information on his father’s life. With further assistance from John, we continue. Read More »

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Celebrating the Life of Amelia Somers

EULOGY for Amelia Joseph Somers 1913-2014

text of the eulogy delivered at the Dec. 4 funeral mass at St. Margaret Bourgeois Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia
by Dr. Brian Richard Joseph

Dear Family and Friends of Aunt Amelia,

I have been asked to say a few words about my Aunt and Godmother Amelia Joseph Somers. How do you sum up 101 years of hard work, love and service to others? Today ( as Father Bill ) informed us, we bury the oldest member of this, her parish, long St. Joseph’s, now Saint Margaret Bourgeois. Aunt Amelia was ALSO the oldest member of our Cape Breton Lebanese Community. On behalf of the family, I wish to thank all of you for your presence today!

A special word of thanks to Father Frank Abbass, Fr. Jake Andrea,

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2014 Children’s Christmas Party

IMG_0703A Children’s Christmas Party is being held for children and grandchildren of Society members and associate members. Let’s celebrate the holidays together.

There will be festive craft stations, a visit from Santa Claus and snacks for the kiddies.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
2-4 p.m.Cedars Club Sydney

Santa’s elves are busy getting gifts ready for the children. RSVP to cedarsclubsydney@gmail.com so they know how many presents to put in Santa’s sleigh.




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Cultural Program Available to Maronite Youth

The Eparchy of St. Maron is proud to present an opportunity for Maronite Youth in Canada to benefit from an all-expenses paid trip to Lebanon, summer 2015; a cultural, religious and touristic program organized and prepared by the Maronite Academy supported by the Maronite Foundation.

Maronite Academy Trip

Maronite Academy Trip

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