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Page 52 - Dr. A.W. Miller: Notes from a Medical Practice Down North, 1906

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/8/1 (566 reads)

recent years. Long before time for the cor? tege to leave the family residence on Plum? mer Avenue, hundreds gathered at the house. "At nine o'clock the procession started down Plummer Avenue and to? wards Mount Carmel church. Besides the hundreds on foot, there were so many cars that when the procession had arrived at the church, cars were still leaving the residence. Included in the impressive fu? neral march was the nursing staff of the New Waterford General Hospital, each neatly garbed in their white uniforms. "At the church, most impressive services were conducted. Requiem High Mass was celebrat? ed by a son of the de? ceased. Rev. Dr. Cyril Miller, D.D., and cu? rate of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. He was assisted by Rev. D. H. Doyle, a brother-in-law of the deceased, as deacon, and Rev. Miles M. Tompkins as sub-deacon. The master of ceremonies was Rev. Albert Doucet. Other priests seated in the sanctuary and in the church were: Fr. J. H. Nicholson; Dr. T. O'R. Boyle; Fr. H. H. Campbell, New Waterford; Fr. M. J. Wallace, New Victoria; Fr. J. H. Chisholm, St. F. X. College, Antigonish; Fr. A. LeBlanc, Cheti? camp; Fr. J. DeCoste, St. Joseph du Moine; Fr. A. Bryden. Grand Mira; Fr. A. Rose, North East Margaree; Fr. J. Maclsaac and Fr. W. Gallivan of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney; Fr. R. K. Maclntyre, Little Bras d'Or; Dr. J. J. Tompkins, Reserve; Fr. J. H. Kiley and Fr. M. M. MacDonald, Whitney Pier; Fr. Ed? ward Nash, Sydney; Fr. M. M. MacCormack, East Bay; Fr. A. H. Cormier. Margaree; Fr. C. W. MacDonald. Bridgeport; Fr. R. C. Mac- Gillivary, Sydney; Fr. J. McLaughlin, Lit? tle Bras d'Or; Fr. J. A. Gillis, Inverness; Fr. R. E. MacLean. Whitney Pier; Fr. George MacLean, Johnstown; Fr. R. Donnley, New Aberdeen; and Fr. Leo MacKenna of St. F. X. University in Antigonish. Children of Dr. Alex W. and Emma Miller, approximately 1919. Left to right: Harold, Anna Judith, Cyril Edmund, Bernard Francis, Alexander Matthew, Chester Patrick (in front). Missing: Mary Agnes (died 1918). "The funeral mass was sung by the full Mount Carmel Choir under the capable di? rection of Joseph Pickup. "Services at the graveside, equally impressive and sor? rowful, were also conducted by Rev. Dr. Cyril Miller assisted by Rev. Fr. Albert Doucet and Rev. Fr. ' Miles Tompkins. "The pallbearers, all , • members of the medi? cal profession, were Dr. D. J. Hartigan. M.P., and Dr. J. C. Morrison of New Wa? terford; Dr. J. B. G. Lynch of Sydney; Dr. M. G. Tompkins of Do? minion; Dr. Dan Mac? Donald of North Syd? ney; and Dr. W. J. Egan of Sydney. "The wealth of flow? ers, countless mass cards, messages and cards of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore further proof of the high es? teem in which the late Dr. Miller was held by all those who knew him. "The late physician, who for the past 29 years had served the sick in New Waterford faithfully and built up a fine practice, passed away at his home at 10:50 p.m. Sat? urday after an illness of the past year.... "Surviving are his bereaved widow; five children--Mrs. H. F. MacSween of New Wa? terford; Rev. Dr. Cyril Miller, D.D., Cu? rate of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney; Dr. Bernard F. Miller of New Waterford; Alex, a member of the provincial government's engineering staff. Port Hawkesbury; and Charles, of the Mount Carmel teaching staff here; three sisters. Mrs. Molly Ren- dall and Mrs. Christine Hines of New Wa? terford, Mrs. Michael D. Doyle of Margar? ee; and two brothers, James of Margaree and Joseph in Lowell, Mass." END EXCELLENT DININ PATIO OR INDOORS Beverage Room & Grill 562-8586 D.J. 6 Nights a Week • Live Matinee Every Saturday 458 CHARLOTTE STREET • DOWNTOWN SYDNEY MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Experience the Nite Life DOWN UNDER" ~ Sydney's Hottest Dance Club ~ 564-9234
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