Amherst Daily News (1972 - Present) Amherst, NS
Monday, March 5th, 2007
ames “Duke” O’Brien - RIVER HEBERT, NS -
James “Duke” O’Brien, age 80, of River Hebert, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center on Friday, March 2, 2007.
Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Ezekel and Mary (Wood) O’Brien. He was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. In his earlier years he worked for the Great Lakes Shipping Company, then Steamboats in Amherst, then drove truck for Baughan’s Trucking for many years. In addition to his wife Geraldine, he will be sadly missed by his son Malcolm, River Hebert, two sisters, Hestal (Jim) Quinn, River Hebert and Layal Legere, River Hebert. He was predeceased by his brothers Henry, Fred, Harris, Ezekel, Ernest, and sisters Eunice Saunders, Ola Wilson and Effie Proctor. Arrangements are in care of River Hebert and Joggins Community Funeral Home, Main St. River Hebert (251-2877) where visiting hours will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 11 am, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. www.furlongjones.ca