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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2000

Cape Breton Post



Rachel Collier
97, Glace Bay
Mrs. Rachel Collier
, 97, of Tarrace Manor, South Street, Glace Bay, and formerly of MacDougall Street, Glace Bay, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary (Graham) Buffett. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Surviving are grandson, Garry Collier, Nepean, Ont.; granddaughter, Wanda Mulligan, Ottawa, Ont.; sister Elsie, Barrie, Ont. Predeceased by her husband, John, a son, John Robert, brothers, David and Harry Buffett. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

George Cecil Cross
93, Glace Bay
George Cecil Cross
, 93, of Taigh Na Mara, Main Street, Glace Bay, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Taigh Na Mara. Born in Bay Du Nord, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late James and Alice Cross. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Parish, Glace Bay. He was also a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club and an active bowler and dart player with the club. Cecil served in the Second World War in England. Cecil is survived by a son, Clifford (Sheila), Glace Bay; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister Ivy, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his wife, Florence; son, Calvin; sisters, Minnie and Betty; brothers, Frank, Clyde, Jack, Herb, and Harold. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Anglican Church, with Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay.

Maude Fifield
78, Sydney
Maude Fifield
, 78, Townsend Street, Sydney, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 4, 2000. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Amos and Gertrude (Hampton) Burge. Maude was a member of Christ Church, Sydney. Surviving are her daughter, Diane (Peter) Jessome, Greenwood, N.S.; sons, Dennis (Evelyn), Balls Creek and David, at home; a sister, Edith Carter, Ontario; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1985, sons, Lawrence, Keith, and Philip, a sister, Ann, and a brother, James. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church, Thursday 10 a.m. with Rev. Valerie Hunt officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

Nellie Doris Quinton
Nellie Doris Quinton
, a resident of the MacGillivray Guest Home, formerly of MacGuire Drive, Sydney, passed away at the guest home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000. Born in Gin Cove, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ebenezer and Emily (Duffett) Luther. Nellie was a member of the Sydney River United Church. She was a former employee of the Spring Garden Villa and the Children's Training Center. Nellie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughters, Glady (Joe) Burke and Linda MacKeigan; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William, son, Robert, sisters, Martha and Ettie and a brother, Daniel. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel Sunday, 3 p.m. with Rev. Alan McIntosh officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery.

Isaac William Wells
93, Upper Leitches Creek
Isaac Wells
, Upper Leitches Creek, formerly of Shore Road, Whitney Pier, passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Isle aux Morte, Nfld., on Dec. 12, 1906, he was the son of the late John and Sara (Frampton) Wells. He was employed at the Sydney Steel Plant for 45 years, until his retirement. Isaac is survived by his sons, Bob (Colleen), Winnipeg, Ken (Louise), Montreal, Raymond, Upper Leitches Creek, George (Jessie), Buffalo, N.Y., Harold (Margie), with whom he resided for the last three years; 11 grandchildren, Angela, Mario, Joanne, Jacoquelen and Michelle, Montreal, Debbie and Gary, Buffalo, N.Y., Tracy, Winnipeg, Man., Jamie, at home, and Stephen and Carolyn, Halifax. He is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Blandford, Sydney; sisters, Leasie Phillipo, Westmount, and Wellimine Ingraham, Newfoundland. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Skinner, daughter, Helen, and her three sons, Ron, Louie and Bobby, brothers, Jack and Bob and a sister, Christina. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Tuesday with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Theresa (Bruce) McNeil
Sydney/New Waterford

The death of Frances T. (Bruce) McNeil, of 1069 Upper Prince St., Sydney, occurred at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000. Born at Searston, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William Dean Bruce and Diana Anne (Annie) Butt. Mrs. McNeil moved to New Waterford at an early age and lived there most of her life, having moved to Sydney about 10 years ago. She is survived by four sons, Roy (Margaret MacEachern), Moncton, Russell (Sis Brufatto), New Waterford, Robert (Patricia MacDonald), Howie Centre, and Richard (Carmelita "Queenie" Wall), Pickering, Ont. She is also survived by three daughters, Joan (Leonard) Devine, Thorold, Ont., Jeanette (Roderick) McCarron, Sydney, and Sr. Evelyn McNeil, Holy Angels Convent, Sydney. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister, Beatrice (John B.) Beaton, St. Catharines, Ont. Mrs. McNeil was predeceased by her husband, John J. (Super) McNeil in 1986. She was also predeceased by five sisters, Sarah (Dan S.) MacDonald, Rachel (Delphin) Poirier, Cassie (Edward) MacFadgen, Clara (Frank) Turner and Mary (James) MacDougall as well as brothers Martin and Nathaniel. While a resident of New Waterford, Mrs. McNeil was an active member of St. Agnes parish and was involved in various parish organizations. Visitation is in the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, New Waterford, with Fr. Jim Attwood and Fr. Bob Neville officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Curtis Douglas
70, Sydney
Curtis Douglas
, 70, a resident of Cottage Street, North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at the veterans wing of Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born in Bay du Nord, Nfld., he was a son of the late Albert and Jane (Davage) Douglas. Curtis was a Canadian War Veteran serving in Korea in 1953. He spent the greater part of his life on the sea as a marine engineer sailing with Irving, Husky Oil and the Coast Guard for over 40 years. He later worked as a commissionaire at Marine Atlantic in North Sydney for several years until his retirement, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. He is survived by his wife, the former Henrietta Williams; six sons, Larry (Lynn), Stephen (Gina), both of North Sydney, David (Brenda), Frank (Sandy), Dennis (Sue), all of Dartmouth, Brian (Lisa), St. Catharines, Ont.; one daughter, Janice (Mike) McKearney, Dartmouth; two sisters, Pearl Farrell, Sydney, and Cecilia Rose, Nfld.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Curtis; one brother, Thomas and one sister, Georgina. Abiding by Curtis' wishes, there will be no visitation, and cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the veterans wing of Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

Rita White
Rita White
of North Haven, Conn., formerly from Codroy Valley, Nfld., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, after a brief battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Gillis) White. Surviving are her four brothers, Ferdie, Bateston, Mike and Gerald, Codroy Valley, Stan, Aurora, Ont., a sister, Marie, North Haven, Conn. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral will take place in Connecticut.

Amelia Blanche (Lemoine) Edwards
85, Port Hawkesbury/Louisbourg
Amelia Blanche (Lemoine) Edwards
, 85, of Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, formerly of Louisbourg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Liza Lemoine. She was a member of the First United Church, Louisbourg. She is survived by her husband, Carl; daughter, Kaye MacIntyre (Bugs); two sons, George Townsend (Rose) and Jimmy Townsend (Anne), Catalone; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Townsend; granddaughters, Vesta Wadden and Sonya Townsend; and grandson, Earnie Townsend. Her remains will be resting at the First United Church, Louisbourg, where visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Austin officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.

Sister Mary Evangelista Curtis
93, Lethbridge, Alberta
Sister Mary Evangelista Curtis
, a Sister of Saint Martha, died at St. Michael's Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., on Dec. 30, 2000, at the age of 83. Born in Trepassy, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Josephine (O'Neil) Curtis. She was the third oldest in a family of five children. Sister Evangelista entered the Sisters of Saint Martha, Antigonish, N.S., in September, 1937. In 1939, she was assigned to St. Martha's Hospital, and then to St. Francis Xavier University, both in Antigonish, where she ministered in the household management field for 22 years. She continued in this ministry serving five years at St. Augustine's Seminary, Toronto; two years at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney, N.S.; five years at St. Pius X Seminary, Ottawa; and briefly at Bethany, our motherhouse in Antigonish. Sister spent her last years of active service, 1978 to 1998, ministering to the sick and elderly in the residence of St. Michael's Hospital and St. Michael's Health Centre (Auxiliary), Lethbridge, Alta. Sister remained in Lethbridge until her death. Sister Evangelista is survived by one sister, Ethel LeBlanc, of New Brunswick. She was predeceased by one sister, Loretta; and two brothers, Thomas and Michael. The remains are resting at Cornerstone Funeral Home, Lethbridge, Alta., and will be transferred to Bethany, the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish, N.S. on Thursday, Jan. 4. A celebration of vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening and the liturgy of Christian burial will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.

James Lemoine
80, North Sydney
James LeMoine
, 80, a resident of Regent Street, North Sydney, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was a son of Mrs. Amelia (Burton) LeMoine of the Northside Guest Home, North Sydney, and of the late George LeMoine. Jim was a fisherman all his life and was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, Estelle (Annesty) LeMoine; three daughters, Judy (Bernard) Kennedy, Sydney River, Dale (William) Hutt, Louisbourg, and Heather (Fred) Billard, North Sydney; two sons, Craig (Karen) LeMoine, North Sydney, David (Germaine) LeMoine, North Sydney; a step-daughter, Ann (Bob) Maxwell, New Glasgow; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Annie (Melvin) Parsons, Ontario, Mae Matchum, Newfoundland, and Adelaide (Stan) Gracie, Sydney Mines; a brother, Rodney (Blanche) LeMoine, North Sydney. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. No flowers by request of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
You will always be in our hearts
And in our thoughts
We will cherish every moment
You were in our lives
Rest in peace, Dad.


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

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