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Newfoundland Obits
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Cape Breton Post
April 1999

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Ethel Grace Bussey
84, Catalone
Ethel Grace Bussey
, 84, of Catalone, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and May (Pike) Crane. She was employed by National Sea in Louisbourg until retirement. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church. She is survived by four sons, Graham (Millie), David (Sally), Albert (Lil) and Eddie (Trish) and one daughter, Evelyn (Mrs. Bob Kelly), all of Catalone; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel, Florida and one brother George, Ontario. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Tom and two brothers Bill and Henley. Visitation will be held Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in W.A. Chant's Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Louisbourg with Rev. Paul C. Findlay officiating, under the direction of W. A. Chant's Funeral Home. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Viola Smith
84, Sydney
Viola Smith
, 84, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 245 Alexandra St., died Friday, April 9, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Wilhemia (French) Nichols. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Harbourview Congregation. She is survived by one son, William (Bill), Burlington, Ont.; two grandchildren, Shaun and Kristina; seven sisters, Susan Gushue, Edna Dobson, Dorothy (Doug) Brophy, Babe (James) Hallohan, all of Sydney, Nellie (Garnet) Ellis, Etobicoke, Ont., Catherine Bailey, Elizabeth (Thomas) Creber, Ontario; three brothers, Charles, Gerry, Walter, all of Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1964; one brother, Wesley; one sister, Hazel. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in the chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Clarence MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery. Memorials to N.S. Heart and Stroke of Lung Association.

Ainslie (Shadow) Sharpe
74, Kentville
Ainslie (Shadow) Sharpe
, 74, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, N.S. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., he was a son of the late Hector and Mary-Ann (Porter) Sharpe. He worked for Sydney Steel for 22 years before moving to Kitchener, Ont. where he worked and resided for 25 years. He returned home in 1997 and took up residence in Kentville, N.S. Surviving are brothers, Robert, Walpole, Mass., Lionel, Howie Centre, Hector Jr., Tempe, Ariz., George, Sydney and sister, Louise Hackett, Kentville (with whom he resided). There was no service by request. Cremation has taken place with burial at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville.

Frederick Bryan
67, Sydney Mines
Frederick Bryan
, 67, of 205 Legatto St., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Burnt Islands, Nfld. he was the son of the late William and Isabel Bryan. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, and he was also a member of the Orange Lodge of North Sydney. Before his retirement he worked with National Sea. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bryan; three sons, Ernie, Halifax, Ivan and Bruce, Nfld.; one stepdaughter, Mary MacLeod and one stepson, John MacLeod, both of Sydney Mines; mother-in-law, Alina MacLeod. Also surviving are four stepsisters, Emily, Lillian, Mary and June; two stepbrothers, William and Steven; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife, Edith Thorne; one son Steven and two brothers, James and Henry. Visitation will be held today (Saturday), 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines. He was well loved and will be sadly missed by his wife and family and by Ducky, Marilyn and Patricia.

Margery Ford
97, Sydney Mines
Margery L. Ford
, 97, formerly of 185 Main St., Sydney Mines, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, where she lived with peace and dignity. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Eva (Anderson) Strickland. She moved to Nova Scotia where she met and married Frederick Ford. She was a kind and gentle lady whose daily joys were her devotion to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Loyal True Blue Lodge, honorary member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Sydney Mines, and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by four daughters, Edith (Mannie Tobin), Sydney Mines, Agnes MacLellan, Sydney Mines, Nora (Cecil Tobin), Sydney Mines and Edna Jones, Trenton, Ont.; four sons, Walter, Henry, George, Jimmy (Heather); one sister, Nora Faye, Sydney; two brothers, Joe Strickland, New Brunswick, Hubert Strickland, Burgeo, Nfld.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Fred; one son, John; one daughter, Rubina; three sisters, Melinda, Elsie, and Doreen; two brothers, Victor and John. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Queen St., Sydney Mines with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Memorials may be made to Miners Memorial Manor Fund or Trinity Anglican Church.

Mabel Kibyuk
86, Birch Grove
Mabel Kibyuk
, 86, of 19-4th Street, Birch Grove, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Butts) Snow. Mabel was a member of the MacKay Memorial United Church in Birch Grove, she was also a member of the UCW and the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Dept., Birch Grove. Mabel was a former member of the Birch Grove Ladies Bingo Club. She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Doyle, Pauline (Mrs. David Peterson), both of Birch Grove, Mary (Mrs. John Burke), Port Morien; four brothers, William, Glace Bay, Chesley and Andy, both of Birch Grove, Robert, Brampton, Ontario; five sisters, Louise Carson and Leah Ferguson, both of Sydney, Flora Antonello, Whitney Pier, Emily Lynk, Glace Bay and Sadie Snow, Birch Grove; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Kibyuk; son, Michael Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Bernice Kibyuk. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Burial in Black Brook Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the MacKay Memorial Church Fund or a charity of choice.

Annie Eileen Tilley
90, Dartmouth
Annie Eileen Tilley
, 90, of Dartmouth, N.S., formerly of Sydney, N.S., died April 19, 1999, in the Northwood Manor in Halifax. Born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Louise (Parsons) Sweetapple. She was a member of The Salvation Army Sydney Citadel Corps. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughters, Hilda and husband, Owen MacPherson of Belleville, Ont., Joan and husband, Arnold Hicks of Dartmouth, N.S.; daughter-in-law, Una Tilley of Boston; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Tilley; her son, Gower of Boston, Mass. and daughter Joyce and husband, Walter Howie of Sydney River and by sister, Jean Reid and Bessie Burridge and brother Dawson Sweetapple, all of Newfoundland. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Sydney Memorial Chapel with visitation on Wednesday, April 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 in Sydney Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with Captain Sandra Stokes officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to any charity.

Mary S. Bateman
98, North Sydney
Mary S. Bateman
, 98, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of 13 Regent St., North Sydney, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the guest home. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Hatcher. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving is a son, Melvin (Elsie), North Sydney; daughter, Ruth Smith, Mississauga, Ont.; also six grandchildren, Sharon, Ricky, Darren and Wilson Bateman and Kenneth and Richard Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Henry C. Bateman, three sons, Wilson, Sidney and Alexander. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or to a charity of one's choice.

Muriel Hines
97, Sydney
Muriel Hines
, 97, of 320 Alexandra Street, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney. Born in Indian Islands, Fogo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Lydia (Frampton) Collins. She was a member of Christ Anglican Parish. She operated a store on Victoria Road for 40 years, Hines Dairy, retiring in 1970. She is survived by three daughters; Florence, Sydney, Rene (Bucky) Sives, Sydney (with whom she resided prior to going to The Cove Guest Home) and Jean (Doug) Coish, Lewisport, Nfld.; three sons, Roy (Carol), Ontario, Aubrey (Stella), Florida, Donnie (Mickey), Liverpool, N.S.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Collins, St John's, Nfld.; one stepsister, Meta Andrews; St John's, Nfld.; one stepbrother, Kennie (Ivy) Frampton, Bedford, N.S. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey in 1986, one son, Harold in 1941 and one brother, Albert Collins. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service in Christ Church Friday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Memorial Fund or any charity.

William James Pomeroy
86, Sydney
William James Pomeroy
, 86, of Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Richmond Street, Sydney, died peacefully Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Forrestal) Pomeroy. He retired from Sydney Steel. He was a member of the Salvation Army Whitney Pier Citadel. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by six daughters, Lucille Leonard and Stella Murphy, both of Ontario, Margaret Quan, Glace Bay, Edie Miller, Sydney, Eunice Phillips, Glace Bay, Jacqueline Noseworthy, Sydney; two sons, Bill and John, both of Ontario; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen Mary Johnson in 1986, one sister, Vivian and two brothers, Raymond and John. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held in Hardwood Hill Cemetery today (Wednesday), April 28, 1999 with Capt. Catherine Paddock officiating.

 

 

Contributed by Jeri Keough
Revised: December 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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