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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2001


BARNES, Beatrice
Beatrice Barnes
93, Harbour Mille, Nfld. Beatrice Barnes of Harbour Mille, Nfld., passed peacefully away at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, in her 93rd year. She was predeceased by her husband, Igol. Left to mourn are three sons, Melvin (Edith), Harbour Mille, with whom she lived, Harrison (Audrey), Marystown, Ambrose (Julia), St. John's; three daughters, Theresa Hickey, North Sydney, Edna Hickman, North Sydney, Joyce Barnes (James), Arichat; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Creston South. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Harris at St. Mary's church, Harbour Mille on Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Harbour Mille. Pallbearers were Fred Wall, Cecil Scott, Carter Baker, Leslie Baker, Norman Baker and Roy Hiller. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Fund (6 Sep 2001)

BRUCE, Myrtle Hillier, 80
North Sydney
Myrtle Hillier Bruce
, age 80, a resident of 9 Queen St., North Sydney, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family. Born in Grand Beach, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sally (Fallett) Tibbo. She was a parishioner of the Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Kohler (John), Spring Hill, Florida, U.S.A., Beverly Aucoin (Mark), New Waterford, Marilyn Petitpas (Casper), Florence, Colleen Perry (Robert), Russell, Manitoba; eight sons, Albert Hillier (Rose), Goose Bay, Labrador, David Hillier (Deborah), Bridgewater, Roland Hillier, Mission, B.C., Eric (Gisela), St. Albert, Alta., Gordon Hillier, Carl Hillier (Greta), Evan Hillier (Karen), Cecil Hillier (Carol), all of North Sydney; one sister, Lucy Drake, Grand Bank, Nfld.; 33 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Hillier, her second husband, William Bruce, a sister, Julia Lake, brothers, Charles Tibbo and Harold Tibbo, Newfoundland, grandson, David Hillier. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Monday 2 p.m. from Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines, with Pastor Rick Barnes officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Enriched Housing Northside Community Guest Home.

DOLLIMOUNT Sr., Raymound, 78
Raymond Sr. Dollimount, 78
, of Louisbourg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Francois, Nfld., he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Marsden) Dollimount. A resident of Louisbourg since 1952, he worked in the fishing industry.

He is survived by his wife, Olive (Skinner); sons, Gilbert, Louisbourg, Clyde, Halifax, Keith (Audrey), Sydney, David (Jocelyn), Catalone, Wade (Murial), Vancouver, and daughter Betty (Mark Steylen), Guelph, Ont. Also by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Raymond. Visitation will take place at W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at St. Bartholomew's Church, Main Street, Louisbourg on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Paul Finley officiating. Burial to follow in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
He will be remembered for his love to joke and laugh and his table at Kenelley's pond. You will be missed - 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18

GALPIN, Aubrey William (C.A.), 71
Sydney Mines
Mr. Aubrey William Galpin, 71
, of 20 Main St., Apt 4, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001. Born in Burgeo Nfld., he was the son of the late Henry and Nina (Hann) Galpin of North Sydney. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. He was educated in North Sydney before going to work with Lightingale and Hayman of Sydney where he received his chartered accounting degree in 1961. He worked with them for a number of years before going to Martell's Construction of North Sydney as a controller, a position he held for a great part of his life. He was a former member of the Northern Yacht Club as well as Seaview Golf and Curling Club. For the last 10 years he was co-ordinator volunteer for the in-patient service for the Sydney Mines Cancer Unit.

He is survived by his devoted wife Margaret of 47 years; daughters, Janis (Robert), Sydney Mines, Gina LeMoine, Halifax, Jill (Gerry) Payne, Sydney; sons, Derek (Margaret Ann), Moncton, Stuart (Michelle), North Sydney, and Jay, Halifax. Also surviving are sisters, Mona (Gerry) Haycox, St. Catharines, Wilma (James) Rose, North Sydney, Diane (Andrew) Rose, North Sydney; brother, Sydney (Midge), Edmonton, and eight grandchildren. Aubrey was predeceased by grandson, Graham Alexander Galpin, stepbrother, James, stepsisters, June Newman, Loretta Mathers and Mildred Turner. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family at Lakeside Cemetery with Katherine Tait officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home in Sydney Mines. No flowers by request, donations in Aubrey's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, VON or Palliative Care.

LAMBERT, George G.
Yucaipa, Calif.
George G. Lambert
passed away peacefully at Yucaipa, Calif. He was the son of the late George and Clara (Parsons) Lambert of Victoria, Nfld. George worked for Dominion Coal Company until 1947. He then made his way to Brantford, Ont., and later moving to the United States. He is survived by his wife; son, George Jr. (Phyllis), Fullerton, Calif.; sisters, Edith (Mrs. S. Penney) and Gladys (Mrs. E. Walker), two brothers, Ike and Bruce, all of Glace Bay. He was predeceased by brothers, Bill, Bernie and Reg, all of Glace Bay, and sister, Margaret (Mrs. J. Holdcroft), Hamilton, Ont. George served during the Second World War with the West Nova Highlanders "B" Company and was wounded during conflict in Italy in 1944. Burial took place in California under the direction of Rose Hill Memorial Park Funeral Home in Whittier, California, on Aug. 16, 2001.

LEBLANC, Margaret (Kennedy), 87
Margaret (Kennedy) LeBlanc, 87
, of Griffin Street, formerly of 133 Broadway, Whitney Pier, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. She was born in Harbour Main, Nfld. Margaret was an active member of Holy Redeemer Parish, who enjoyed daily mass. She was a lifetime member of the CWL and enjoyed her nightly card games on Griffin Street.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda, Sydney; son, Gerard (Valerie), Sydney; sister, Martha Gorman, Newfoundland; daughter-in-law, Marguerite, grandchildren, David (Amy), Robert, Kenneth and Ashley; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1983, son, Patrick, in 1993, brother, Dominic and sister, Sr. Elizabeth Patrice. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Wednesday 2 p.m., with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Celiac Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Sydney River
Mary (Bishop) MacIntyre, 68
of 34 Lombard St., Sydney River, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in English Harbour West, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Penney) Bishop. She arrived in Cape Breton at the age of 14 and enjoyed a lifetime of working in the food industry. Mary's keen sense of humour was enjoyed by her co-workers, patrons, friends and family.

She became the bride of the late John F. MacIntyre in November of 1950 and raised five children. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Carrigan, Glace Bay, Diane Mills, Sydney River; sons, John "Bud" (Mona), Sydney River, Stephen, Sydney, Todd (Carolyn), Howie Centre; brothers, Gordon (Nell), North Sydney and George (Shirley), French Vale; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary maintained her sense of humour and mischievousness in the past few months with her sisters-in-law, Irene Clarke, Ruth MacSween and Jean McCharles, in games of tarbish and storytelling. She was predeceased by her husband, John and sisters, Harriet, Marjorie and Hazel. Visitation will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sydney River United Protestant Church, Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or to a charity of one's choice.

MACNEIL, Mary Matilda, 84
Mary Matilda MacNeil, 84
, of Brookland St., Sydney, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Millville Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Isadore and Annie (MacInnis) Gale. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney and the parish CWL. Mary was a member of the Gaelic Society of Sydney and Clan MacNeil in both Sydney and Brantford, Ont.

Surviving are daughters, Irene (Harold) Antle, Sydney, Rosemarie (Raymond) Schaller, Sydney Forks, Joan (Burton) MacNeil, Falmouth; sons, Sandy (Paulette) MacNeil Truro, Al MacNeil, Bridgetown, Fred (Myrtle) MacNeil, Sydney, Arthur MacNeil, Vancouver; step-children, Dennis McNeil, Debbie McNeil, John McNeil, Allan McNeil, Bonnie DeMelo; sisters, Loretta Bauer, Rose Gale, both of Sydney; brothers, Arthur Gale, Edmonton, Mathew Gale, Newfoundland; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her first husband of 46 years, Alexander (Rory) MacNeil in 1986; second husband of two years, Cyril McNeil in 1998; brothers, Gus, Aiden, John Francis, Michael, Joseph, Leo, Dody. The late Mrs. MacNeil will have visitation today and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or charity of choice.

MURRAY, Absalom, 77
Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Absalom Murray, 77
, died at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ont., on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001. Born in Victoria, Nfld., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Sarah Fanny (Little) Murray of Glace Bay. Before moving to Ontario, he worked for Murray's Transfer and Construction. He was a retired City of Toronto employee. He was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay.

Abe is survived by a son, David (Marilyn) and a granddaughter, Kimberly, Barrie, Ont.; brothers, William "Bill", Reserve Mines, Mel (Delphine), Camrose, Alta., Gordon (Penny), Sydney Road; two sisters, Ada (Roy MacIntosh), Orillia, Ont., Anne MacDonald, Cartier Street, Sydney. He was predeceased by brothers, George and Joshua, two sisters, Vivian Haggerty and Marion Jamieson. Also predeceased by two sisters, Isabel and Florence and a brother, Alex, all in infancy. Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m. at Steckly-Gooderham Funeral Home Inc., Barrie, Ont. Complete service was held in the chapel Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to a foundation or charity of choice.

MURRAY, William H., 74
Glace Bay
William H. Murray
, age 74, of 1 Holland St., Glace Bay, died Sunday Aug. 19, 2001, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Victoria, Nfld., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Sarah Fanny (Little) Murray. William was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Reserve. He worked for Murrays' Construction and for a number of years as a coal miner. He was also employed with Blanchini Bus Service and also with the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board for 25 years as a bus driver until retirement. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

William is survived by two daughters, Florence Copley, Dominion, Dale (Ralph) Faulkner, Sydney Mines; two sons, Donald (Helen) Murray, Glace Bay and foster son Sheldon Aucoin, Trenton; two brothers, Gordon (Penny) Murray, Reserve Mines, Mel Murray, Camrose, Alta.; two sisters, Ann MacDonald, Sydney, Ada (Roy) MacIntosh, Orillia, Ont. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Holly Faulkner and Katrina and Tyler Murray. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Mary (Maggie) MacDonald Murray; brothers, George, Joshua, Abe and Alex in infancy; four sisters, Vivian Haggerty and Marion Jamieson and Isabel and Florence, in infancy. Visitation for the late William Murray will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church with Father James Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of the late William Murray may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.



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