Re: Bonnie Susan McAloney of Amherst

Title: Re: [nscumber] Bonnie Susan McAloney of Amherst
Bonnie’s brother’s obit, Daniel B. McAloney refers to a sister, Barb.

Bonnie and Daniel’s mother, Audrey G. Hunter’s obit does not reference a daughter, Barb/Barbara.

Could Audrey have been pregnant with Barbara when her #1 hubby died and she was adopted out?

More questions than answers right now.

Thursday, April 3, 2003 The Halifax Herald Limited
McALONEY, Daniel B. - 51, Halifax, died April 1, 2003, at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Daniel and Audrey (Hunter) (Gillis) McAloney. Surviving are sisters, Bonnie McAloney, Halifax; Vicki (Mike) Shipley, Amherst; Barbara McAloney, Halifax; brother, Terry, Halifax; brother-in-law, Robert Baker. He was predeceased by sister, Linda Baker. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Donations to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences to:

Eric Keys, 3 Apr 2003
April 18, 1998 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
GILLIS, Audrey G. - 71, Montague, P.E.I., formerly of Amherst, died April 17, 1998, in Kings County Memorial Hospital, Montague. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Bordon and Emily (Chapman) Hunter. She was a dedicated employee of Jerry's Superette, Amherst, for many years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Amherst; Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 8, Montague, and was an adherent of First Baptist Church, Amherst. Surviving are her husband, Ronald; sons, Danny McAloney, Fredericton, N.B.; Terry McAloney, Ontario; daughters, Vicky (Mrs. Mike Shipley), Bonnie McAloney, Amherst; stepsons, Colin Gillis, Toronto; Neil Gillis, Moncton, N.B.; Roderick Gillis, Edmonton, Alta.; stepdaughters, Heather Tower, Cathy Lutz, Edmonton; Sheila (Mrs. David Burke), Sherry (Mrs. John Ripley), Carole (Mrs. Rodney Gray), Holly Gould, Amherst; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Georgina Richards, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her first husband, Reginald McAloney; daughter, Linda Baker; brothers, Gerald, Bliss, Ralph, Wendell, George, Fred. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral 2 p.m. Monday, all in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Burial to follow in Amherst Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to The Lung Association.
Source: Gerry Mattinson, 3  Aug 2011

On 15-01-14 9:43 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


Can anyone explain the item below?

In her obit, there's reference to two sisters but only names one, "Barb" OR
is it Barb McAloney and Sissy Mullens, Evans?.

***loving sisters, Barb "Sissy" (Mullen, Evans) McAloney, both of

I only have siblings, Linda Gertrude, Vicky Lynn, Daniel and Terry for

Bonnie would have been age 3 when her father died. Could she have been
placed in Foster Care and these sisters are not blood relatives?



Bonnie McAloney
McAloney, Bonnie Susan - 52. It is with great sadness that we, the family,
announce Bonnie's passing on January 23, 2012 in the V.G. Hospital
surrounded by her family and dearest friends after a long and courageous
battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Bonnie was born on
May 13, 1959. She was the youngest daughter of the late Reginald McAloney
and Audrey (Hunter, McAloney) Gillis. Bonnie is survived by her cherished
daughter, Stacey McAloney, loving sisters, Barb "Sissy" (Mullen, Evans)
McAloney, both of Halifax, Vicky (Mike) Shipley, Oxford; brother, Terry,
Ont.; niece, Shannon Carter; nephew, Kyle Shipley; great niece, Grace Evans.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Linda Baker (Bob) and
brother, Danny McAloney. Bonnie was a very active member of Narcotics
Anonymous and did a lot to help those trying to turn their lives around as
she did almost 13 yrs ago. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew
and loved her. Very special thanks to Dr. Graeme Rocker and the Inspired
Team for all your care and kindness shown to Bonnie and her family. Special
thanks to Dr. T. and to the staff of the Halifax Infirmary and V.G.
Hospitals who made Bonnie's last year of illness more comfortable for her
and the family. Many thanks to all the paramedics who transported Bonnie to
the Emergency Dept., of the Halifax Infirmary numerous times over the year.
Visitation will be held from 12p.m. until the time of the memorial service
at 2 p.m. Thursday January 26 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd.,
Halifax. James Barry officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung
Association, 6331 Lady Hammond Rd., Halifax, N.S. B3K 2S2 ( .
On-line condolences may be sent by visiting:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing
June 26, 1995 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
BAKER, Linda Gertrude - 47, 802 Water St. East, Summerside, P.E.I., formerly
of Amherst and Riverview, N.B., died June 24, 1995, in Victoria General
Hospital. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Audrey (Hunter) (McAloney)
Gillis, Montague, P.E.I. and the late Reginald McAloney. She and her husband
owned and operated Baker's Lighthouse Motel in Summerside. Surviving are her
husband, Robert (Bob); daughters, Kellie Baker, St. John's, Nfld.; Mary Jean
(Mrs. Danny Cole), Windsor; son, Ricky, Summerside; stepdaughters, Terry
Ann, Springhill; Mary Lou, Moncton; stepsons, Robert, Kelowna, B.C.;
Timothy, Springhill Junction; sisters, Vicky McAloney, Amherst; Bonnie
McAloney, Toronto; brothers, Daniel, Terry, Toronto; two grandchildren; nine
step-grandchildren; a nephew; stepfather, Ron Gillis, Montague. She was
predeceased by a son, Robbie Dan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, funeral
2 p.m. Wednesday, both in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, Rev. George
Hamlin officiating. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations to
Canadian Cancer Society.

Source: Gerry Mattinson, 3  Aug 2011