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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2000

Cape Breton Post

 

 

Jessie MacKinnon
85, New Waterford
Jessie MacKinnon
, 85, of Maple Hill Manor, formerly of 3339 MacLeod Ave., New Waterford, died peacefully in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000. Jessie was a lifelong member of Mount Carmel parish. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., Jessie and her family moved to New Waterford in the mid-1920s. She was the daughter of the late Angus and Euphemia (MacIsaac) MacNeil. Surviving are her son, Russell, daughter-in-law, Tish and her beloved grandson, Gregory, all of New Waterford; a niece, Elizabeth MacArthur; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Thresa White and Rita MacPherson. She was predeceased by her husband, John A. MacKinnon in 1986, brothers, Jim, John, Allan, Angus, Danny and Hughie and sisters, Catherine and Elizabeth. Visitation will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. in Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Mildred Lilly
87, Sydney
Mildred Lilly
, 87, of George St., Sydney, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Wm. and Alice (Mouland) Russell. She was a member of St. John Anglican Church and the ladies guild. She is survived by four daughters, Thelma (Elmer) MacKeigan, Sydney, Greta (Duncan) MacLeod, Sydney, Betty Lou (Laurie) Landry, and Mary (Reg) MacCormack, both of Toronto, Ont., a sister Greta (Ken) Wheeler, St. John's, Nfld., 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a special friend Rod MacNeil. Lilly's son William passed away suddenly Saturday evening, Oct. 14, in Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by her husband William, daughter Alice, and two brothers, Max and Clarence. Visitation will be today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Service is Tuesday 10 a.m. in St. John Anglican Church, Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to any charity.

Rita MacLellan
80, Sydney
Rita Mary MacLellan
, 80, of 97 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, passed away suddenly at her home, Friday, Oct. 20, 2000. Born at Codroy Valley, Nfld. she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Monica (Downey) Sears. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Sydney, and was a lifetime member of the parish CWL. Rita will be sadly missed by her loving family as well as her very close friends, Mary MacPherson, Sydney and sister-in-law, Dorothy O'Quinn, New Waterford. Surviving are two daughters, Colleen (Harold) Kyte, Morrison Road, C.B. and Monica (Wayne) Hominick, Winnipeg, Man.; two sons, Hal (Heather), Sydney and Kerry (Frances), Sydney; two sisters, Kay (Johnny) Tompkins and Mrs. Carmela MacDonald, both of Antigonish; two brothers, Andy (Theresa) Sears and Jackie Sears, both of Antigonish; 11 grandchildren, Cherie (Steve) Lange, Shelly, Susan, Shaun, Tanya, Tracy, Ryan, Jan, Craig (Michelle) Hominick, Dana and Kyla. She was predeceased by her husband, Nath, two sisters, Clara Forbes, Mary MacLellan and by a brother, Tommy Sears. The late Mrs. MacLellan will have visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Monday, 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Sydney with Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.

Sister Michaella Browne
81, Antigonish
Sister Michaella Browne
, 81, a Sister of St. Martha of Bethany Motherhouse, died at Bethany on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. Born in Grand Falls, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Brennan) Browne. Sister Michaella entered the Sisters of St. Martha in August of 1941. Sister served in clerical and homemaking fields in the early years of her religious life and later in parish ministry. Sister served at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish; St. Rita Hospital, Sydney; St. Alphonse Convent, Blairmore; Mount Carmel Convent, Canmore; Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff; Martha Center, Lethbridge; St. Michael's Hospital, Lethbridge; St. Elizabeth Convent, Calgary, and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent, Kamloops, B.C. In 1995, Sister retired to Bethany. She is survived by one sister, Marie Browne, of Grand Falls, Nfld. She was predeceased by a brother Michael and two sisters, Eileen Browne and Lucy Regan.The remains are resting at Bethany Motherhouse where a Bible Vigil will be held today (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services Ltd.

Sadie S. Power
57, Louisbourg
Sadie S. Power
, 57, of Havenside Road, Louisbourg, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Spaniards Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Tom and Sarah (Sticklin) Sheppard. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church and also the church secretary. She was employed by the Town Dairy, Main Street, Louisbourg for 15 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Phil Power and two sons, Tony (Charlayne) and Scott (Melinda); three loving grandchildren, whom she loved and cherished dearly Marley, Savanna and Kyle. She is also survived by two brothers, Tom (Dot) Sheppard and Nazer (Rosie) Sheppard, both of Spaniards Bay; sisters, Enith (Archie) Kearley, Bay Roberts, Nfld., Betty (Harry) Follett, Labrador City, Nfld. and Mary (Gerry) Wagerman, California. She was predeceased by four sisters, Celina, Doris, Pearl and Annie. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday), Oct. 24, 2000 in St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Fr. Paul Finnely officiating. Interment will follow in St. Bartholomew's Cemetery, Louisbourg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bartholomew's Church Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chants Funeral Home, Louisbourg. Special thanks are extended to the doctors and staff of the Emergency Room and 3rd floor ICU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
God's Garden
He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest
God's garden must be beautiful, for he only takes the best
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you to God's garden - your new home.

Gertrude Hillier
Sydney
Gertrude Hillier
of 335 Borden St., Whitney Pier, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000. Born in Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Bernadette and Pius Farrell. She is survived by her husband, Maurice; brother, Philip Farrell (Dot); special nephew, David Farrell and nanny's girl, Rebecca Farrell. She will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews who's lives she touched with much love. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, Pearl Farrell, Eileen Farrell, both of Sydney and Edna Farrell, Boston. Gertrude was predeceased by three brothers, Adrian, Pius and Lawrence. Visitation will be held today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Claretta L. Matthews
68, North Sydney
Claretta L. Matthews
, 68, a resident of Wilkie Avenue, North Sydney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Grand Burit, Nfld., she was the daughter of Cecil M. Billard of Miners Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines and the late Dora K. (Billard) Billard. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. She was Past Worthy Mistress of the LOBA and LTBA and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters, Lydia Matthews and Linda Matthews, both of North Sydney, and Dora Roach, New Waterford; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Amanda and Gregory and a brother, Ronald (Gen) Billard, Sudbury, Ont. She was predeceased by her sister, Shirley and brothers, Roy and Willis. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Claretta L. Matthews
68, North Sydney
Claretta L. Matthews
, 68, a resident of Wilkie Ave., North Sydney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Grand Bruit, Nfld., she was a daughter of Cecil M. Billard of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and the late Dora K. (Billard) Billard. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. She was Past Worthy Mistress of the LOBA and LTBA and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters, Lydia Matthews, Linda Matthews, both of North Sydney, Dora Roach, New Waterford and Faye (Claude) Denney, North Sydney; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Amanda, Gregory, Lisa (John) and Gordie (Amelia); three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan and Caitlin and brother, Ronald (Gen) Billard, Sudbury, Ont. She was predeceased by sister, Shirley and brothers, Roy and Willis. 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 Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

 

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

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