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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 1998

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Emily S. Allen (Caines)
91, North Sydney
Emily Sarah Allen
, 91, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of 49 Allen Lane, North Sydney, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the guest home. Born in Doctor's Harbour, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (House) Caines. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. Surviving are three daughters, Eleanor Bambury, Pool's Cove, Nfld., Mildred (Mrs. Basil Thompson), Evansville, Indiana, Aleta (Mrs. Vernon Edmunds), North Sydney; two sons, Joseph (Joan), Bras d'Or, Philip (Sandra), North Sydney; one sister, Tryphena Shewchuk, Janetville, Ont., 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Horace J. Allen in 1997, three brothers, John, Edwin and Charles and three sisters, Jessie, Mahalia and Elizabeth Dominix. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services Wednesday, 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the Northside Community Guest Home, VON or a charity of one's choice.

Wallace James Hynes
59, Sydney
Wallace James Hynes
, 59, of 21 Cameron St., Sydney, formerly of Orangedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Manuel and Sarah (MacIsaac) Hynes. He served in the Canadian Army, and was employed at both heavy water plants, Port Hawkesbury and Glace Bay. He is survived by five daughters, Holly, Leah, Kimberly and Allison, all of Halifax and Shelly, Fredericton; three brothers, Bernie and Alban, both of Newfoundland, Melvin, Quebec; five sisters, Pearl, Welland, Ont., Edith, Niagara Falls, Helen, Mount Pearl, Nfld., Kathleen, Port au Port, Nfld., Phyllis, Ontario. He was predeceased by one sister, Annie Mae and one brother, Lawrence. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday 12-2 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the chapel with the Rev. Wm. Kreeft officiating.

Frederick H. Pink
83, Glace Bay
Frederick H. Pink
, 83, of 10 Norwood St., Glace Bay, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Harbour Le Cou, Nfld., he was the son of the late Matthew and Florence (Herredge) Pink. He served in the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. He was employed as an oil tanker captain with Shell Oil and National Bulk, a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay and St. Mark's Masonic Lodge, Halifax and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 40, Glace Bay. He is survived by his wife, Marie (Blackmore); daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Wayne MacLeod), Dartmouth, Linda (Mrs. Wayne Watson), St. John's; son, Steven and his wife Gina, Ottawa; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Lorraine Somers, Glace Bay, Edna Campbell, Toronto. He was predeceased by a sister, Verna Best. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or a charity of one's choice

Alexander Joseph Campbell
85, New Waterford
Alexander Joseph Campbell
, 85, 3136 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, died November 10, 1998, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Campbell. In his early years, he lived in Dominion before moving to New Waterford. Mr. Campbell was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. He worked in the coal mines for 38 years in 1B Colliery, Glace Bay and 18 and 12 Collieries, New Waterford. He was a volunteer for the Joy Program, New Waterford, he was an active member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and an avid card player. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are two daughters, Carmie (Mrs. Ray Kavanaugh), New Waterford, and Diane (Mrs. Brian Spencer), Glace Bay. He was a loving grandfather to Jamie, Jason, Jordan and Justin Kavanaugh, Dean and Kyle Spencer. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Kennedy); sister Cassie MacMullin; brothers, Danny, Neil, John, George, Allen and his twin brother in infancy. Visitation is in the V.J. McGillvray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church with Father Donald MacGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated

Mary C. Pettis (Hardy)
79, North Sydney
Mary C. Pettis
, 79, former resident of 21 Manning Street, North Sydney, died peacefully after a lengthy illness Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, where she has resided for the past year. Prior to that, she was a resident of the Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines for eight years. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Barter) Hardy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Surviving are two sons Kelvin (Jean), Moncton N.B. and Aubrey (companion Judy), North Sdyney, one daughter Edna (Mrs. Ted Genter), Sydney Mines, one sister Clara, Nfld., one brother Bill, Nfld., eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, George Pettis, a daughter in infancy and a number of sisters and brothers. No public visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.

Garfield J. Goffe
76, Sydney
Garfield J. Goffe
of 252 Herbert St. Sydney, died November 11, 1998 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca (Russell) Goffe. He retired after 43 years of service with Sydney Steel Corporation, Blast Furnace Department. He was a member of Christ Church in Sydney, Club 55 and the Steelworkers Pensioner Club. Survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Mercer; one son Don, Charlottetown; one daughter, Gloria (Mrs. Blair Banks) Sydney; four sisters, Ethel Vokey, St. John's Newfoundland, Lan Dicks of Georgetown. Ont., Elsie Vance of British Colombia, Lillian Dicks, Georgetown, Ont.; three grandchildren, Gordon MacDonald, Dartmouth, Shayne Goffe, Charlottetown, Scott Goffe, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Pedeceased by five brothers, Don, Herb, Harry , William, and Selby; two sisters; Enid and Minnie. Visitation is today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sydney. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, Sydney. Burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund in care of Kay MacInnis at 849-4890

Garfield J Gosse
76, Sydney
Garfield J. Gosse
of 252 Herbert St., Sydney, died November 11, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca (Russell) Gosse. He retired after 43 years of service with Sydney Steel Corporation, Blast Furnace Department. He was a member of Christ Church in Sydney, Club 55 and the Steelworkers Pensioner Club. Survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Mercer; one son Don (Sharon) Charlottetown; one daughter, Gloria (Mrs. Blair Banks) Sydney; four sisters, Ethel Vokey, St. John's, Newfoundland, Lan Dicks of Georgetown. Ont., Elsie Vance of British Columbia, Lillian Dicks, Georgetown, Ont.; three grandchildren, Gordon MacDonald, Dartmouth, Shayne Gosse, Charlottetown, Scott Gosse, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Predeceased by five brothers, Don, Herb, Harry, William, and Selby; two sisters; Enid and Minnie. Visitation was held Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and will be held today (Saturday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Christ Church, Sydney. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund in care of Kay MacInnis at 849-4890

Violet Mae (Ryan) MacPherson
89, Sydney
Violet MacPherson
, 89, of The Cove Guest Home, formerly of 227 Columbia St., Sydney, N.S., passed into eternal rest Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Agnes and Jim Ryan, Sydney. Violet was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Sydney Boys and Girls Pipe Band, Sydney. Violet is survived by daughters, Jean (MacPherson) LaBelle and husband, Francis, Mira, Sally (MacPherson/Sylvester) Ford and husband, Jack, Pembroke, Ont., Margaret MacPherson, Mira; sons, William (Sonny) and wife Margaret, Alexander (Sandy) and wife, Eleanor and Courtney MacPherson, Sydney. She is survived by seven granddaughters and nine grandsons and 18 great-grandchildren; also a brother, Fred Ryan and sisters, Margaret (Marg) Roper, and Lillian (Lil) Hollingsworth, and several nieces and nephews. Violet was predeceased by her first husband of 32 years, William (Billy) MacPherson and her second marriage was to Fred Pledge Sr.; sisters, Marie Chafe, U.S.A., Sarah in infancy; brothers, Albert, U.S.A., Danny in childhood, Frank and Everett, Sydney; son-in-law, Robert (Bob) Sylvester.

Ernest M. Decker
66, Coxheath
Ernest Decker
of Leeside Drive, Coxheath, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ernie was born in Cape Onion, Newfoundland, and settled in Cape Breton with his wife, Ena in 1961. He retired from teaching at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School (NSCC - Prince Street) in June 1991 after 26 years. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He was also a member of the Mira Fiddlers. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ena; three daughters, Pam, Joy and Lisa and their husbands, John Timmerman, James Cookson, and Randy MacFarlane. During the past six years he had the joy of welcoming three grandchildren to his family, Patrick Cookson, Jonathan Cookson and Grace MacFarlane. Ernie is survived by four brothers, Garland (Janie), Guy (Ida), Ross (Iris) and Weldon; five sisters, Joyce (Alec Crocker), Shirley (Ray Beaufield), Juanita (Clyde Taite), Belle (Des Browne) and Lois Decker and sister-in-law Elsie Decker as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Effie Decker; brother, Headley and sister-in-law, Selma Decker. Visitation will be in Sydney Memorial Chapel Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Sydney River United Protestant Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Reverend Allan McIntosh officiating. Interment will be in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery

Aubrey Donald Randell
93, Sydney
Aubrey Donald Randell
, 93, of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. Born in Tilt Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Levi and Sarah (Curtis) Randell. He was retired from Sydney Steel Corp., a member of St. Andrew's United Church and also of the IOOF. He is survived by his daughter, Roma (Fred J. Hayles, Jr., Seal Beach, Calif.); son, Benjamin Randell (Toronto); sister, Olive Rumboldt (Corner Brook, Nfld.); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Levi and Sarah Randell, wife, Rose (Follett) Randell, daughter, Emma Delares, sisters, Stella MacDonald, Mabel Randell, and Alma Randell and brother, Claude Randell. Funeral service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment will be at Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

Emily (Mamie) Banfield
86, North Sydney
Emily (Mamie) Banfield
, 86, a longtime resident of Crandall St., North Sydney and formerly of Beacon Crescent, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Breton Bay Nursing Home, Sydney. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., Mamie was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Clevett, and was brought up by the late Mr. and Mrs. Jobe Hann of Crandall St., from the age of four. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Banfield; one brother, Albert Clevett and two sisters, Sarah (Clevett) MacDonald and Mary (Clevett) Blackmore. Visitation will be 7-9 this evening (Monday) in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery.

 

 

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