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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2000

Cape Breton Post



Isabel MacIsaac
(No Maiden name)
95, New Waterford
Isabel MacIsaac
, 95, of 3327 Veniot St., New Waterford, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., Mrs. MacIsaac was a member of Mount Carmel Church. Surviving are a daughter, Pauline Pineo, Halifax; three sons, Gordon, New Waterford, Raymond, Amherst and John, Sudbury, Ont.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. MacIsaac was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, John F. MacIsaac. Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. at Mount Carmel Church. Burial in the parish cemetery.

James Andrew Woodrow
James Andrew Woodrow
of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Mar. 4, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bay De Verde, Nfld., he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (McCarthy) Woodrow. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Sydney. Jim was employed as a Stationary Engineer with #12 Colliery in New Waterford. Moving to Sydney in 1952, he carried on his engineering career at St. Andrew's United Church followed by employment with the Sydney City Hospital until his retirement. He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Morah Matheson; three daughters, Mary Bedford, Omaha, Nebraska, Sarah Woodrow, Sydney, and Maureen (Mrs. Hector Inzunza), Halifax; four sons, Patrick Myles (Veronica), James Andrew (Brenda), both of Dartmouth, John Richard, Antigonish, and Michael Allen (Tanya), Burton, N.B. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Mary Elizabeth and a grandson James Andrew in infancy. The late Mr. Woodrow will have visitation today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Irving officiating and assisted by Fr. Dwyer. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Henry W. Dibbon
66, Louisbourg
Henry Walter Dibbon
, 66, of Louisbourg, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born in Burin, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Emily (Martin) Dibbon. He was employed as a captain in the fishing industry most of his life. He was also a member of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Louisbourg. He is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne Evans; four sons, Henry (Darlene), Louisbourg, Melvin (Kay), Albert Bridge, Tommy (Nicole), Louisbourg and Bert (Emily), Louisbourg; one daughter, Mary (Mrs. Robert Kennedy), Newfoundland; three sisters, Liz (Mrs. Jack Drake), Lunenburg, Barbara (Mrs. Albert Baker), Newfoundland, Betrice (Mrs. Dave French), Newfoundland; one brother, Bert, Halifax, and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by three sons, George, Harvey and Aubrey, two sisters, Lyma and Cybil and two brothers, Aubrey and Lemul. Visitation was held Friday 7-9 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Parish, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 4 p.m. from the church with Fr. Paul Findlay officiating, under the direction of W. A. Chant Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Mildred Rose Steele
88, Sydney
Rose Steele
, 88, of 603 Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Belle Isle, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Katherine (Smith) Pride. She was a graduate of the City Hospital School of Nursing before going overseas during the Second World War. Rose was a member of the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 128, Whitney Pier. Rose joined the RCAMC in 1942 and served until July 1945 in England and Belgium as a nursing supervisor. Rose was awarded the CVSM Defence Medal, the 1939-45 Victory Medal, the France-German Star and was also awarded the Associate Royal Red Cross Medal in the Kings Honour List in London, England. Following the war, she returned to her nursing career in the St. Rita's Hospital, Sydney, as a supervisory nursing teacher. Surviving are husband, Russell; one son, Bill (Coleen), Halifax; two granddaughters, Amanda and Melissa; three sisters, Audrey Murphy, Cornwall, Ont., Joyce MacCuspie, Port Hawkesbury, Ethel Theuerkauf, Sydney; one brother, Gordon Pride, Sudbury, Ont. Predeceased by three sisters, Vera MacDonald, Winnifred Dakin, Ethel Pride, one brother, George Pride. The late Mrs. Steele will have visitation at the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, main level, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Veterans' Comfort Fund or a charity of choice.

Michael J. Walsh
Hamilton, Ont.
Michael J. Walsh
, 69, a resident of Hamilton, Ont., passed away peacefully of cancer on Monday, March 13, 2000, at Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, beside him, his loving wife, Helen. Michael was born in Fogo, Island, Nfld., but was raised and educated in North Sydney, N.S. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Police Force, Supervision of Security and Fairview Mall, Toronto. He was a member of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Association. He rode his motorcycle to many places throughout Canada and the United States but came home almost every summer on his bike to his beloved Cape Breton. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Walsh, formerly of 49 Kings St., North Sydney; a brother, Tommy; a sister, Geraldine; a nephew, Donald; a niece, Geraldine and several aunts and uncles. He will be sadly missed by his brother, Gus (Viv), Sydney Mines, a brother, Joe (Marita), Connecticut; sister, Dr. Donalda Walsh, Sydney; nieces and nephews along with grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene's Church, Hamilton, Ont., Friday, March 17 with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington, Ont. Arrangements are in the care of P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ont.

George William Groves
89, Glace Bay
George William Groves
, 88, of 107 Lake Road, Glace Bay, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street. Born in Petites, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Collins) Groves Talbot. He came to Glace Bay at the age of 13 and resided in the Hub for several years. He worked as a coal miner in No. 2 and 20 collieries for 36 years. He was an avid sports fisherman and enjoyed many years at Lake Ainslie. Mr. Groves was an adherent of Warden United Church, Glace Bay. Mr. Groves is survived by his wife Jessie (MacDonald) Sullivan Groves who was formerly of Port Morien, step-daughter, Linda (Sheldon) McEwan, Glace Bay, and his beloved grandchildren, Aaron, Fort St. John, B.C., and Jennifer, Halifax, N.S., sisters, Susie Morgan, Lil Talbot, both of Glace Bay. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law Alice MacDonald Groves, Ontario. He was predeceased by brother, Eli Groves, sister, Lucy Parson and infant brother John. Visitation will be held today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 21, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel. Funeral will be held Wednesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Warden United Church, Glace Bay, with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be at Black Brook Cemetery, Port Morien.

Arthur Raymond Warren
73, Sydney
Arthur Raymond Warren
, 73, of Spruce Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of Mrs. Myrtle (Pelly) Warren, Ontario, and the late Donald Warren. He was a veteran of Second World War and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier. He retired from Sydney Steel in 1992 and was a heavy equipment operator at one time. Arthur was active the sport of harness racing. Arthur is survived by one daughter, Linda, companion Donald Abbott, Sydney, two sons, Raymond (Louise), Ontario, John (Moose) (Mary), New Waterford, four grandchildren, Derrick, Scott and Sean Warren, Kristopher MacInnis, one great-grandchild, BrayLeigh and a sister, Ruth (Henry) Paul, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Cora Elizabeth Emberly and a brother, Donald Warren Jr. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday 10:30 a.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Capt. Morris Vincent officiating.

Margaret J. MacInnis
Margaret J. MacInnis
of 175 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Conception Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mariah (O'Connell) Mercer. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Sydney, and in her younger years she was an active member of the CWL. Margaret was an avid bridge player. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two daughters, Judith (Haley) MacInnis, Sydney, Carolyn (John) MacIsaac, Stoney Creek, Ont.; two sons, Jim (Mary Lou), Toronto, John (Jane), Mississauga; seven grandchildren, Laura, Melissa, Natalie, Julie, Meghan, Neill and Jessica and two great-grandchildren, Melanie and Justin. Mrs. MacInnis will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh F. in 1994 and by a sister, Mary Thompson. The late Mrs. MacInnis will have no visitation as cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Followed immediately by a brief reception at the church. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.

John W. (Jack) Thomas
70, North Sydney
John W. (Jack) Thomas
, 70, a resident of Peppett St., North Sydney passed away Sunday, March, 26, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Port Aux Basques, Nfld., he was a son of the late William and Annie (Meade) Thomas. Jack was employed as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic in North Sydney for many years. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by two brothers, George, Boularderie, and Peter (Yvette), North Sydney, sister, Gladys Forward, North Sydney, nephews, George, Troy, Earl and Lloyd and nieces, Patricia and Georgia. He is also survived by several other family members. He was predeceased by a nephew Rollie Forward. Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the N S. Lung Association.

Mary Proctor
62, Sydney
Mary M. Granville Proctor
, 82, 74 James St., Whitney Pier, passed away peacefully at her home of many years on Tuesday, March 28, 2000. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., she was the elder daughter of the late Andrew and Agnes (Fowler) Granville. She was a long-time member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Sydney. Mary graduated as a registered nurse in St. John's, Nfld. She studied further at St. Martha's, Antigonish, where she took more specialized nursing courses. A certificate in secretarial practice from the Cape Breton Business College was obtained by Mary at the age of 70 years. She will be dearly missed by her family. Mary is survived by two sons, Michael (Joan) Proctor, Ottawa and Allan (Maria) Proctor, Milton, Ont.; one daughter, Christine (Lloyd) Proctor-Hahn, Sydney. Also surviving are her sister, Agnes (Eugene) Mouland, Gaylord, Mich.; and six grandchildren, Michael, Sean, Janna, Kimberly, Jackie and Natalie. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Allan in 1975 and three brothers, Mike, Larry and Leo. Visitation for the late Mrs. Proctor will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Sunday, April 2, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, followed by a reception in the reception room on the second floor level of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.



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

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