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Newfoundland Obits
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Cape Breton Post
January 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Herbert Sanson
84, Westmount
Herbert Sanson
, 84, Westmount, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at home. Born in Gin Cove, Trinity Bay, Nfld., he was a son of the late James and Catherine (Fry) Sanson. In his youth, during the Great Depression, he worked with his family as a woodsman and a fisherman, in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a young man, he became the master of his own schooner and shipped freight along the coast. Mr. Sanson was employed as a rigger with Sydney Steel and retired as an outside mechanical general foreman after 41 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked with the Corps of Commissionaires at the Sydney City Hospital and the Canadian Coast Guard College. During the Second World War, he served overseas with C Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1st Canadian Division, in England and campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Belgium, France, and Holland. He was past president of Branch 126 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Westmount, and served as Zone Commander with the legion for several years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gloria (Ferguson) Sanson; four daughters, Elaine Hamilton, Dartmouth, Sheila (Terry) Phillipo, Westmount, Kathryn (Jeff) Thomson, Quispamsis, N.B., and Margaret, Westmount; four sons, Herbert (Cindy), Sydney, William (Margaret), Shawn (Sandra), and Glen, all of Westmount; a sister, Elizabeth, Trinity Bay, Nfld.; two brothers, Oswald, Chatham, Ont. and Gerald, Trinity Bay, Nfld.; 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanson was predeceased by his granddaughter, Rachel, brothers, William, Harvey, and George, and a sister, Eulalie. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday), Jan. 4, at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made of a charity of one's choice.

Annie O'Leary
Brantford

At Versa Care Nursing Home, Brantford, Ont. (formerly of 207 Lingan Rd., Sydney, N.S.) on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in her 101st year, Annie O'Leary, beloved wife of the late James Byrne and the late John O'Leary. Dear mother of John Byrne and his wife, Teresa, St. Joseph, Ont., Rita Haroldson and her husband Leonard, Edward Byrne and his wife Joan, James Byrne and his wife Lenore, all of Winnipeg, Margaret Fowler and her husband Royce, Evelyn Lewis, all of Brantford and predeceased by Joan Connors. Dear mother-in-law of Gary Connors, Dudley, Mass. and the late Richard Lewis. Dear sister of Ambrose Byrne, Conche, Nfld. Loving grandmother of many many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, predeceased by her grandchildren, Joyce Byrne, Randy Byrne, Richard Lewis, Kevin Connors and a great-grandson, Ian Byrne. Will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews of Newfoundland and by the children of the late John O'Leary. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Brantford, Ont., Wednesday, 10 a.m. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Versa Care gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCleister Funeral Home, North Chapel, Brantford, Ont. (519) 758-1553.

Lucy Maude Bonner
92, North Sydney
Lucy Maude Bonner
, 92, of Lorne St., North Sydney, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Ramea, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Suzanna (Warren) Kendall. She was a member of St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Surviving are five daughters, Thelma (Mrs. Gerald Bobbitt) of Fredericton, N.B., Frances Thompson of Belleville, Ont., Helen Nicholson of Toronto, Ont., Joan (Mrs. Al Putnam) of Truro, N.S., and Marion Delaney of North Sydney; two sons Leonard (Violet) of Sydney Mines and Cecil (Helen) of Sydney Mines; 46 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard; two sons Alphonse (Toddy) and Harrison; one daughter Edna Wall; four great-grandchildren; one grandchild; four brothers Austin, Emmanuel, Jack and William and four sisters Frances, Rita, Edna and Alice. Visitation will be held Tuesday Jan. 18, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice

Kenneth Marsden
72, Mira
Kenneth Marsden
, 72, of 167 Brickyard Rd., Mira and formerly of Glace Bay and Newfoundland, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Francois, Nfld., he was the son of the late Simion and Emily (Domonic) Marsden. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. He was employed with the S&L Railroad and the Cape Breton Development Corp. for 33 years before he retired at the age of 55. He enjoyed fishing and hunting but loved his hobby of doing wood work. He was a member of the Louisbourg Senior Club and a honourary member of the Albert Bridge Fire Dept. Mr. Marsden is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years, Laura (Butler) Marsden; loving father to sons, Eric, Trout Brook Road, Mira and Kenneth (Rosie), Milton, Ont.; daughters, Irene (Milton) Dejeet, Glace Bay, Diane (Clifford) Boutilier, Glace Bay. He was loving grandfather and great-grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Clarance, (Joyce), Thorold, Ont., Russell (Diane), Welland, Ont., Nathan (Melvina), Oromocto, N.B., Norman (Mammie), Burgo, Nfld. He was predeceased by a son, David and one son and daughter infancy. Also by a sister, Evelyn (Marsden) Priddle. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or St. Mary's Cemetery.
Two hard working hands laid to rest.
He loved and was loved.
May he rest in peace and be surrounded by Angels.

James Dolomount
101, North Sydney
James Dolomount
, 101, formerly of Brook Street, North Sydney, passed away peacefully at the Northside Community Guest Home Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late George and Alice (Chislett) Dolomount. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Before he moved to North Sydney 20 years ago, Jim operated a general store in Rose Blanche, Nfld., for more than 40 years, retiring at age 72. During his retirement, he often found enjoyment gardening and building model boats. He lived a happy and active life and will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are two sons Gerald (Ignatia) and Ronald (Eudevilla), both of Corner Brook, Nfld.; two daughters Annie Hardy and Gloria (Dennis) Allen, both of North Sydney; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Ann Strickland; three sisters Maud, Annie and Mary; three brothers Charles, Arthur and Percival. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Doris Annie Card
78, Corner Brook, Nfld

The family of the late Doris Annie Card of 83 Churchill St., Corner Brook, regretfully announce her passing on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 78. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Lorraine Rideout and husband Carl, Sydney, N.S., Madge Pottle and husband John, St. John's, Nfld., Brian Card and wife Sharon, Dartmouth, N.S.; six grandchildren, Perry J. Rideout, Todd Rideout, Janice Pottle, Susan Pottle, Brooks Card, Brent Card and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Hardy Card, two sisters and one brother. Doris was the last surviving member of her immediate family. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Dr. Maj. Douglas Hefford officiating, followed by the interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Ave., Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Temple Building Fund or a charity of choice.

Ruby King
90, Scotchtown
Ruby King
, 90, of 6 Brown's Lane, Scotchtown, passed away peacefully in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Anne (Vacher) Dominey. She came to New Waterford in 1929. Ruby was a member of Calvin United Church and a life member of the UCW. Surviving are her sons, Russell (Betty), Middle Musquodobit, Lionel (Bernice), River Ryan; daughters, Ida (Angus) MacKinnon, Scotchtown, Donna (Graham) Hiscock, Montreal, Gloria (David) MacGaw, Ottawa; son-in-law, Bob Beck, Ontario and nieces, Mary Finlayson, Scotchtown, and Eva Hann, Rose Blanche, Nfld.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William King in 1972, daughter, Mildred Beck, sister, Minnie and brother, Hughie. Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mrs. King's remains will be brought to the church Thursday at noon, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will take place in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or the Osteoporosis Society. Family flowers only.
"We love you mom and we will always miss you."

Florence Gosling
72, Sydney
Florence Gosling
, 72, of Sydney, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at home, after a lengthy illness. Born in Burin, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Pyke) Francis. Florence was an adherent of Trinity United Church. She retired from the City of Sydney Hospital, Dietary Department in 1985. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley in 1999; Florence is survived by two daughters, Blanche (Sandy) Gale, Russell, Ont. and Beth (Rick) Hynes, Sydney; one son, Stan, Sydney; six grandchildren, Christopher, Karen, Jeffrey, Stephen, Robert, and Aimee; one sister, Ann Pritchett, Mississauga, Ont.; one brother, Gordon (Max), Mississauga. Ont. She was predeceased by four brothers, Bill, Clare, George and Ernest. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service held at Trinity United Church Friday, 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Reception to be held in the church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Sydney Chapter of the VON.

Alice Matthews
85, North Sydney
Alice Matthews
, 85, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, North Sydney, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the guest home. Born in Gaultois, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Rose Anne (House) Matchem. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a member of the L.O.B.A. and L.T.B.A. She is survived by one son, Garland Lilly, Sydney River; three daughters, Madelyn (Mrs. Banks MacLean), Leitches Creek, Gloria (Mrs. Raymond Rolfe), Sydney and Tina (Mrs. Walter Jesso), Greenwood, N.S.; one brother, Alex Matchem, Halifax, N.S.; six grandchildren, Tracy (Mrs. Vince MacGillivary), Sydney, Christopher Rolfe, Sydney, Brandy MacLean, Calgary, Jennifer MacLean, Leitches Creek and Amy and Stephen Jesso, Greenwood; three stepsons, Gordon Matthews, Ivan Matthews and Richard Matthews, all of North Sydney; one stepdaughter, Mary (Mrs. Eric Sheaves), North Sydney.She was predeceased by her first husband, Alexander Lilly and her second husband, Ernest Matthews; five brothers, Ted, Art, Matthew, Jacob and James; four sisters, Lavina, Emma, Sarah Elizabeth and Lillian. Visitation today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Friday 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.

Marjorie Alma MacDougall
93, Sydney
Marjorie Alma MacDougall
, 93, of Mapleridge Drive, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in St. John's, Nfld., Marjorie was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Mabel (Rumsey) Smith. She was a member of Trinity United Church and also the John MacIntosh Unit. Marjorie graduated in 1931 as an RN from the Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. Marjorie is survived by two sisters-in-law, Thelma Connor and Ethel MacDougall and a niece, Joan Baker. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor and a sister, Pauline Smith. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Friday), 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Saturday, 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Cemetery

Cpl. James L. Stevenson
82, Antigonish
Cpl. James Lorenzo Stevenson
, 82, a resident of Hawthorne Street, Antigonish and formerly of 26 Young St., North Sydney, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., he was a son of the late Capt. Lorenzo and Mary (Wiseman) Stevenson. He was a member of the Marine Division of the RCMP for 24 years, retiring in 1970. He lived most of his life in North Sydney before moving to Antigonish two years ago. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 19, North Sydney. Surviving are his wife, Vida (Coppin) Stevenson; two daughters, Janet Tremblay, Antigonish and Mary Stevenson, Sydney Mines; two granddaughters, Anika (Robert) Ammerman, Antigonish and Marca Tremblay, Halifax; great-granddaughter, Brittany and a sister, Irene Moore, Halifax, N.S. He was predeceased by two brothers, Bob and Bill and a sister, Olive. No visitation by request. Funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at St. John the Baptist Church with Rev. Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the homeless. Arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney.

 

 

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

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