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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2001




ANDERSON, Donald A. - 69
Burgeo, Nfld.
Anderson, Donald A.
, 69, Burgeo, Nfld., died on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Burgeo at the Calder Health Care Centre, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., March 3, 1932, he was a son of the late Edward and Matilda (Strickland) Anderson. A lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, he touched the lives of all those who knew him. He truly enjoyed a strong faith in God, music and his boat.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, the former Eva Hardy; sons, Donald and his wife Wanda, Rose Blanche, Nfld., Gregory and his wife Doreen, St. Jones Within, Nfld; daughters, Theresa and her husband Gary Corsano, Sydney, N.S., and Andrea Anderson, Sydney, N.S. He was a loving "Poppy Don" to his two grandsons, Tyson and Juan; and four granddaughters, Glenda, Breagh, Natasha and Kayla. He is also survived by sisters, Lena Fahey, New Waterford, N.S., Elsie (Robert) Petrie, Windsor, Ont. and one brother, Aubrey, Burgeo, Nfld., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Paul and Corey, brothers, Matthew, John Thomas (Jack), James Edward (Ted), and George, sisters, Maude and Susan. At this time funeral arrangements are incomplete, please call Fillatre's Funeral Home 1-888-868-6800.
Dad, you taught us to have great strength and courage;
and you will always be with us

HAYDEN, Sr. Mary Luke Hayden - 87
Sr. Mary Luke Hayden
, 87, a Sister of Saint Martha, of Bethany Motherhouse, died at St. Martha's Hospital on Wednesday, April 25, 2001. She had been in hospital for a short period of time.

Born in St. John's, Nfld., and baptized Mary Rita, she was the second oldest in a family of five girls, and the daughter of the late Luke Joseph Hayden and Julia Agatha (Kennedy) Hayden. Sr. Mary Luke entered the Sisters of Saint Martha Sept. 8, 1935. She was trained in piano and she continued to develop and upgrade this art and skill over the years. In 1939, she obtained her RN from St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, N.S. Sr. Mary Luke served in the nursing field for 19 years in the east and west: St. Joseph's, Glace Bay, N.S., St. Michael's Broadview, Saskatchewan, St. Mary's, Inverness, and St. Rita, Sydney, N.S.

In May 1956, she was unable to remain in nursing due to illness. Subsequently, she served in various ministries at Little Flower Institute, Sydney, St. Paul's Convent, St. Peter's, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, N.S. From 1978-89, she performed clerical work at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Sr. Luke retired to Bethany in 1989.

She was the last surviving member of her family and was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth Clattenburg, Grace Finn, Margaret Davis and Paula. The remains will rest at Bethany after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 where a celebration of Vigil will be held. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish

HYNES, Helen 93
Glace Bay
Helen Hynes
, 93, a former long-time resident of 65 McLean St., Glace Bay, and for the past seven years a resident of Seaview Manor, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the manor. Born in Port-Au-Port, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Philip Albert and Mary Ellen Hynes.

Prior to moving to Seaview Manor, Miss Hynes faithfully attended St. Mary's Anglican Church and was honoured in 1980 for serving 50 years in the Sanctuary Guild. Helen was also honoured by the Citizens Service League for her many years of working for Meals on Wheels program.

Helen is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jessie MacKinlay, St. John's, Nfld.; a number of nieces and nephews; a long-time friend, Elinor McArel and family and Catherine Hynes and family. Helen was predeceased by sisters, Lilly and Mildred, brothers, John, Ernest, Israel, Arthur and Albert. A brother and sister died in infancy. According to her wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and committal will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Canon Rev. Fev Arnold officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Patten's Funeral, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.

SKEARD, John Aeneas (Enos) - 89
North Sydney
John Aeneas (Enos) Skeard
, 89, a longtime resident of North Sydney, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney Born in Channel, Nfld., he was a son of the late John and Dina Skeard. Enos was a mariner for most of his life, having been on the sea since the early age of 18. He was a marine engineer, spending his career on several ships, such as the SS Arthur Cross and, later in life, aboard CN Marine ferries MV Patrick Morris and MV Frederick Carter before retiring. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Marine. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 North Sydney and of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

He is survived by two sons, Emerson (Corine), Montreal, David, Mount Pearl, Nfld; one daughter, Dianne Begg (Gerald), Halifax; one brother, Louis, Sydney River; three sisters Katie Clark, Carbonnear, Alice Quinn, Stephenville, Nfld., Rhoda Leforme, Port Credit, Ont.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Lora (Hillier) Skeard; three brothers, Bill, Jim and Freeman. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A legion service will be held Tuesday 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home chapel. Burial of ashes to take place at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date

TAYLOR, James Norman - 83
North Sydney
James Norman Taylor
, 83, a resident of Spruce Street, North Sydney, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Grand Bruit, Nfld., he was the son of the late John and Harriet (Billard) Taylor. He went to work at an early age as a fisherman and later as a seaman on the Great Lake boats, until his retirement. He served with the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

Surviving is a daughter, Cassie (Lloyd) Stamper, Westville, N.S.; three grandchildren, Patrick, Heather and Jeffrey; two brothers, Clifford (Margaret), North Sydney, and Wilfred (Agatha), Corner Brook, Nfld.; and a sister, Hazel (Eldred) Crant, Corner Brook. He was predeceased by his wife, Christina (Clarke) Taylor; three brothers, William, John and Gilbert; and a sister, Melida. Visitation today (Monday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Tuesday 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. John the Baptist Church.



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