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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Stephen Joseph Corbett
74, New Jersey
Stephen Corbett
of Runnemede, New Jersey, U.S.A, died in hospital in Runnemede following a lengthy illness. Born in Conception Harbour, Nfld., he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Ghaney) Corbett of Conception Harbour. Stephen is survived by his wife, the former Vangie Mahoney of Sydney; and by sons, Michael (Linda) and Sean, both in Runnemede and by daughters, Darlene (Dwayne), Ohio, and Brenda (Tim), Pennsylvania. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Stephen was predeceased by his granddaughter, Shaylene and his son, Sean in infancy. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place today (Wednesday) in Veteran's Cemetery, New Jersey.

Isabel Mary O'Reily
91, New Waterford
Isabel Mary O'Reilly
, 91, a resident of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, formerly of 3142 Nicholson Ave., New Waterford, died Wednesday May 10, 2000, at Taigh Na Mara. Born in Placentia, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William F. and Isabel (Sinnott) O'Reilly. Ms. O'Reilly served overseas during the Second World War as a registered nurse with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. She worked in the Royal Vic Hospital, Montreal and did private duty in various parts of the United States. Isabel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are nephews, James Cunningham, John Engelskinger and Charles Sacher; a niece, Mary Seery. She was predeceased by sisters, Eleanor O'Reilly, Mary Engelskinger, Carmel Sacher, Patricia O'Reilly, Wilhelmina Cunningham, Sister Eleanor and a brother, Thomas O'Reilly.There is no visitation. Funeral will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.

Gladys Sarah O'Rourke
(These two Obits appeared on consecutive days. Note the difference in her parents names???)
73, Sydney
Gladys Sarah O'Rourke
, 73, of Bryant Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Belle (Reid) George. Gladys retired from the Dietary Dept. of St. Rita's Hospital. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. Gladys is survived by her husband Arthur, two daughters, Doreen (Harold) Nicholas, Gander, Nfld. and Debbie (Donnie) Gillis, Howie Centre, a son, Fred, Westmount, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Norman and Cecil, Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld. Gladys was predeceased by three brothers, Lloyd, Tom and Cyril. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will be held in Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld. Memorials may be made to 4-B Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Gladys Sarah O'Rourke
73, Sydney
Gladys Sarah O'Rourke
, 73, of Bryant Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Belle (Reid) Fudge. Gladys was retired from the dietary department of St. Rita's Hospital. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. Gladys is survived by her husband, Arthur; daughters, Doreen (Harold) Nicholas, Gander, Nfld. and Debbie (Donnie) Gillis, Howie Centre; a son, Fred (Evelyn), Westmount; sisters-in-law, Clara, Myrtle and Vida, Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld.; brothers, Norman (Edith) and Cecil (Fanny), Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Gladys was predeceased by three brothers, Lloyd, Tom and Cyril. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will be held in Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld. Memorial donations may be made to 4-B at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Nina Darrow
Hamilton, Ont.
Nina Darrow
, 92, of Hamilton, Ont. formerly of Sydney and Grand Banks, Nfld., died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Macassa Lodge, Hamilton. Dear mother of Violet (and her husband Cam Heathcote), Hamilton and Douglas, Winnipeg. Predeceased by her husband, Dennis, daughters, Dinah and Marie and son, William. Survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cresmount Funeral Home, (905) 387-2111.

Peter James Flynn
Sydney
Peter James Flynn
, 76, of 21 Yendys St., Sydney, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his home. Born at Argentia, Nfld., he was the son of the late Michael Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Arsenault) Flynn. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 12, Sydney. Peter was an avid darts player with the French Club and the Legion Dart League and was an active hunter and fisherman. He worked in the Sydney area for several years as a tile and flooring installer. Surviving are his son, Ian (Heather), Boisdale; and two grandchildren, Walter and Danny; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen LeBlanc and Mrs. Mary LeBlanc, both of Margaree; and by several nieces and nephews. Also survived by lifelong friend, Jean Miller. He was predeceased by two sisters, Willemina and Rosella and two brothers, James and John, all in infancy. The late Mr. Flynn will have visitation Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony Daniel Church with the Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, the Royal Canadian Legion Comfort Fund or a charity of choice.

Alice Marie (Mahoney) Gillis
87, Scotchtown
Alice Marie (Mahoney) Gillis
, 87, a former resident of Scotchtown and a resident of the Maple Hill Manor, passed away peacefully in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Thursday, May 25, 2000. Born in Stockcove, Nfld. on May 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Mahoney. She was a member of St. Michael's Church. Surviving are six children, Sheila (Edward) Coish, Jean (Delbert) Young, Pauline (Ricky) Martin and Johnie, all of New Waterford, Mary "Betty" (Edvardo) Escobar, Dartmouth, Marilyn (Ron) Eastabrook, Fredericton, N.B.; three stepchildren, Ronnie (Lois), Edmonton, Alta., Hughie (Hughette), London, Ont. and David, Sydney. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; brother, Michael and a sister, Lucy, both of Gander, Nfld. She was predeceased by her first husband, Nelson Durdle, second husband, Ronald Gillis and recently a daughter, Marguerite (Durdle) MacDonald, whom she spoke of so often and missed so very much; also predeceased by a brother, Pat Mahoney. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. Memorial mass to be held Saturday, 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maple Hill Manor. Arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.

Susanna (Sue) Florence (Grove) Morgan
83, Glace Bay
Susanna (Sue) Florence (Groves) Morgan
, 83, of 46 Sterling Rd., Glace Bay, formerly of 10 Churchill Center, and Victoria Haven Nursing Home, New Aberdeen, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Petiles, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah (Collins) Groves Talbot. She came to Glace Bay at the age of eight and resided in the Hub for several years. Mrs. Morgan was a valued member of Warden United Church, a member of Warden senior choir, president of the Wesley Unit and a member of the UCW; she was also an active card player. Mrs. Morgan is survived by two sons, Fred (Carolyn), Sydney, George (Diane), New Aberdeen; two daughters, Laura (Peter) Sutherland, Kamloops, B.C., Shirley (Buddy) Peach, Sydney River; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Lil Talbot; sisters-in-law, Alice Groves, Toronto and Jess Groves, Glace Bay. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Mose Morgan, brothers, George and Eli, sister, Lucy Parson and a brother, John in infancy. Visitation will be held Friday, May 26, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at Warden United Church, Glace Bay with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Highway. Donations may be made to Warden United Church.

George Nelson Prosser
93, Whitney Pier
George Nelson Prosser
, of Mercer Street, Whitney Pier, passed away in his 93rd year at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, May 25, 2000. Born in Isle Aux Mort, Nfld., he was the son of the late Edward and Adeline (Clarke) Prosser. George spent his early years as a fisherman in Newfoundland. He was a member of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy and was retired from the Steel Plant and the Corps of Commissioners. A life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier, George was an avid dart player with the Senior Men's League. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma, sons, Ralph, Kenneth and Donald, brothers, William, Albert and Walter, a sister, Minnie, grandchildren, Sharon, Cheryl, Barry and Todd and a great-grandchild, Ryan. George is survived by his sons, Randolph (Theresa), Sydney, George (Sally), Coxheath and Walter, Vancouver; daughters, Ruth (Lloyd) Evely, Loretta Lewis and Adeline (Donald) Luckie, all of Sydney; a sister, Melita Allard, Montreal; daughter-in-law, Golda, Halifax; 34 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will he held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier.

Donald J. Stewart
71, North Sydney
Donald Joseph Stewart
, 71, a resident of Spruce Street, North Sydney, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Ellen (Cox) Stewart. He was employed as a stone polisher with John D. Steele and Sons Monuments in North Sydney for 38 years. Donald was an avid trout fisherman. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney. Surviving are his wife, Zita (Harding); two sons, William (Bill) (wife Sandra), Shelburne, N.S. and Lloyd, North Sydney; four grandchildren, Chris, T.J., Stephen and Raylene; four brothers, Lawrence, Stan, Kerwin and Frankie, three sisters, Frances (Mrs. Tom Stacey), Emily, Joan (Mrs. Gordon Meade), all of Harbour Breton, Nfld. Donald was predeceased by three sisters, Sylvia, Lorraine and Helen, three brothers, Bill, George and Bernie. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Lillian Mae Clarke
87, Glace Bay
Lillian Mae Clarke
, 87, of 359 Brookside Street, Glace Bay, passed away at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, May 27, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. Born Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Hebert and Agnes (White) Johnson. Mrs. Clarke was a member of Newsom United Church. She was an avid bowler for many years, and was also a member of the church choir. Lillian was very active up until the past year. Lillian is survived by her long-time companion Gerald Devison, one son Wayne (Colleen) Clarke, Dominion, four daughters, Mae (David) Aucoin, Port Caledonia, Lorna (Larry) Perrins, Hamilton, Ont., Theresa Clarke, Sydney, Rita (Lorne) Bennett, Alberta, a sister Mary Elkins, Sarnia, Ont., 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Richard Clarke in 1980, sons Richard Jr. and Rayfield, a sister Blanche Pace, brothers, Herbert, William and Robert. Visitation was held Sunday, May 28, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. in Newsom United Church, Glace Bay. lnterment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay with the Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Donations may be made to Newsom United Church.

Hazel Florence (MacDonald) Sheppard
91, Glace Bay
Hazel F. Sheppard
, 91, of 269 Brookland St., Glace Bay, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born Dec. 16, 1908, in Fox Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Mary Jane (Clarke) MacDonald. Hazel was a very faithful member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, and a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club. She was an avid card player. Hazel was a kind and loving parent and grandparent who will be greatly missed. She is survived by two sons, Carl (Charlotte), Keswick, N.B. and John "Jack" (Linda), Glace Bay, three daughters, Eva (Tom) Halder, Glace Bay, Dorothy (Bernard) Griffen, St. Catharine's, Ont., and Deanna (Bob) Campbell, Glace Bay, two sisters, Gladys Thomas, Halifax, and Ida Warren, St. Catharine's, Ont. Also two grandsons, 10 granddaughters and 24 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick) Sheppard in 1971 and a son William (Bill) in 1995, brothers, Norman and Ernest MacDonald and one sister Maude Vardy. Visitation will be Monday, May 29, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Canon D.F. (Fev) Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Effie Jean Laffin
69, Bras d'Or
Mrs. Effie Jean (Slade) Laffin
, 69, of Little Bras d'Or and formerly of Carbonear, Nfld., died Monday, May 29, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born at Carbonear, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Clarke) Slade. She was an adherent of St. Andrew's United Church, George's River. A wife and mother whose life's ambition was her profound dedication to making her home and family one of everlasting love. She is survived by husband, Melvin Patrick Laffin; four daughters, Judy (Carlie) LeBlanc, Florence, Carol Ann (Carl) Thurbide, Florence, Needy (Brian) LeBlanc, Bras d'Or, Tammy (Steven) Gray, Toronto; three sons, David (Audrey), Florence, Derrick (Linda), Alder Point, Billy (Yvonne), Toronto; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Cole, Newfoundland, Mrs. Unetha Dunn; brothers, Donald Slade, Newfoundland, Major Slade, North Sydney; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Melvin Jr. and daughter, Lillian in infancy, brothers, Nick, Bill, Jack and Bob and sisters, Earnestine, Anne and Sussane. Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, George's River with the Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

 

 

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

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