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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 1999

Cape Breton Post



Thomas Joseph Slade
(My dad said that this family- parents Thomas and Agnes - is originally from Newfoundland)
69, Sydney
Thomas Joseph Slade
, 69, of 205 Victoria Road, Sydney, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Thomas and Agnes (House) Slade. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. He worked at the Sydney Steel company for 35 years as a millwright before his retirement. He is survived by three daughters, Debra (Mike Whitty), Brenda (Allan Donovan), both of Ingonish and Shirley (Bill Puddicombe), Frenchvale; two sons, Thomas (Cathy), Leitches Creek, Kevin, Sydney; two sisters, Ethel Slade, with whom he resided, Freda (Irving Bailey), Bobcaygeon, Ont.; many nieces and nephews; a special niece, Marilyn Hallen, Toronto and 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Bill (Willy), sisters, Mary Keough, Agnes Watson, Gladys Messenger, Edna Waye. The late Mr. Slade will have visitation at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Theresa's Church, Sydney with the Rev. A. MacDougall officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Jean Baggs - (nee Drover)
87, Glace Bay
Jean Baggs
, 87, of 55 Minto St. and formerly of 30 Grove St., Glace Bay, died at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street, Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. Born in Blaketown, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Drover. She was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay. Mrs. Baggs is survived by sons, Melvin (Louise), Glace Bay, Allister (Linda), Ontario; daughters, Ruby McAulay, Sydney, Vera (Mrs. Bob Moore), Sydney, Christina (Mrs. Cyril Bradbury), Halifax, Ella (Mrs. Ray Barkhouse), Marion (Mrs. Jerry Pye), Lillian (Mrs. Bill MacCormick), Marilyn (Mrs. Sterling Arnold), all of Dartmouth, Irene (Mrs. John Reid), Glace Bay, Jeanna Winters, Glace Bay; sister, Miriam Chant, Duncan, B.C.; brother, Cecil Drover, Westmount; 37 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William and sons, William, Harold and Allan, brothers, James, Allan and Malcolm, sisters, Mary Smith, Isabelle Mercer and Fanny Smith. Visitation will take place Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Monday 2 p.m. in Epworth United Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.

John W. Pye
79, Sydney Mines
John W. Pye
, 79, of 12 Mac St., Sydney Mines, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Carbonear, Nfld., he was the son od the late Herbert and Hannah (Antle) Pye. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corp. until his retirement in 1972 and spent many years cabinet-making and furniture-making which was enjoyed by his family and friends. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Evelyn (Hilliard); daughters, Hannah (Dennis) Thompson, Halifax, Evelyn (Blaine) Barrie, Charlottetown, Jacquelyn Murphy, North Sydney, Doreen (Dave) Charman, Halifax and Lana (Vincent) Pettipas, Dartmouth; sons, Herbert, Florence, Sibby, Kingston, Victor, Halifax, Robert, Sydney Mines, Richard, Dartmouth and Spencer, Toronto. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Charlie, Victor and Leonard, all in Sydney Mines; sisters, Annie Snow, Alleine (Lewis) Dove, Sarah Belle, all of Sydney Mines and Jean (Ian) Gillan, Ontario. He was predeceased by his son, Johnney, his daughter, Patricia, a grandson, Herbert, brothers, Fred, Ananias, Elijah and Clarence. Visitation Sunday at 7-9 p.m. in G. R. Francis and Son Funeral Home. Funeral is Monday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with the Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road. Donations may be made to Palliative Care, the Northside General Hospital Foundation or Trinity Church Roofing Fund.

Lenora Wilson
78, North Sydney
Lenora Wilson
, 78, a resident of Regent Street, North Sydney, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Louisa (Osborn) LeMoine. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by eight daughters, Clara Robarts, Dora Fudge (Ben), Florence King (Wilfred), Dorothy Young, Dianne McKee (Ross), Veronica Ashford (Arthur), Laura Plowman, Heather Young; five sons, Jim (Mary), John, Bob, David (Dorothy), Steve (Theresa); 38 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerome Ernest, four daughters, Mary, Sheila, Shirley and Anne, two sisters, Bridget and Sarah, three brothers, Garfield, James and George. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with the Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Traver Bugden
82, Sydney
Traver Bugden
, 82, of 726 Prince St., Sydney, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Petley, Nfld., he was the son of the late Charles and Ida (Steven) Bugden. He was employed in the rail finishing mill at Sysco and retired in 1980 with 45 years of service. He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Shepherd; three sons, David (Barbara), Mira, John, Toronto and Lloyd (Elva), Ottawa; two daughters, Carol (Mrs. Sheldon Clarke), Cobourg, Ont. and Ida (Mrs. Don Coleman), Sydney; 12 grandchildren, Bernice, Gregory and Bill Bugden, Sydney, Stephen Bugden, Ottawa, Tanya Bugden, Barrie, Ont., Angela Coleman, Bangor, Me., Cherie Lynn Coleman, Liverpool, N.S., Robert Clarke, Elaine Boden, Shelly Camacho and Kim Clarke, Ont., Sandra Clarke, Mira and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Ken (Helen), Vancouver, B.C. and one sister, Ruple Meisner, Port Hawkesbury. He was predeceased by two sisters, Elva Bugden, Sydney and Muriel Meisner, Port Hawkesbury and one grandson, Todd Bugden, Mira. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, Sydney, Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Wilfred Peckham
81, Scotchtown
Wilfred Peckham
, 81, of 47 Queen St., Scotchtown, died Thursday Feb. 25, 1999, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Salmon Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Matt and Rachel (Turbit) Peckham. Wilfred was a member of the Salvation Army, New Waterford. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a retired coal miner having worked in Nos. 12 and 16 collieries. He was also a member of Branch 15 Royal Canadian Legion. Wilfred is survived by his wife, the former Florence MacDougall; two daughters, Gail (Mrs. Robert Samuel), Scotchtown, with whom he resided, Dale Gottwald, Sydney; two sons, David (Madonna), Newfoundland, Joseph, Sydney. Also surviving are four brothers, Bernie, Scotchtown, Jacob and Gordon, of New Waterford and John (Bow), Toronto and by eight grandchildren, David, Kevin, Tony, Colin, Joe, Jamie, David Jr. and Lauralee and several great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Wallace, Nathan and Henry and by one sister, Elizabeth Kavanaugh. Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The remains will be taken to the Citadel at noon. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Citadel, with Lieut. Wilson Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Wilfred's gone home
To receive his reward.
He will dwell in God's Kingdom
And live with the Lord.
So dry tears of sadness
For Grandpa's don't die,
They move in with God
In his house in the sky. And there in God's Kingdom
Wilfred watches from above,
To welcome his family
With undying love.
We love you Grandpa

Thomas Nesbeth Jackson
75, Coxheath
Thomas Nesbeth Jackson
, 75, of Coxheath, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Carefield Manor, Sydney. Born in Safe Harbor, Nfld., he was a son of the late Victor and Beatrice Jackson. He was a retired locomotive engineer from CNR. He served as a Merchant Marine and also served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Coxheath. He is survived by his wife, the former Noreen Powell; five children, Evon (Sam) Caseino, Pennsylvania, Sharon (Karl) Christiansen, Halifax, Barbara (Chris) Jobb, Singapore, Gary, Abbottsford, B.C. and Donna (Ron) Adams, Frenchvale; 10 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Marks Anglican Church with Rev. James Purchase officiating. Interment in St. Marks Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of choice.



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Revised: December 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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