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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2001


MacDonald, Edward "Ted" MacDonald, 74
Glace Bay
Edward "Ted" MacDonald
, 74, of Dinn Avenue, Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at his residence. Born at Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was the son of Stephen and Netta (Anderson) MacDonald. He was a fisherman and started out an early age fishing with his father. He continued in this occupation most of his working life. He also was employed at the Glace Bay fish plant for a period of time.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Munroe; daughter, Elizabeth, Glace Bay; son, Stephen, at home; two brothers, Tom (Colleen), Port Morien, Reg (Sue), Ramea, Nfld. He was predeceased by his parents. The late Ted MacDonald will have visitation Thursday Dec. 27, 2001 (today) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating with interment in Black Brook Anglican Cemetery, Port Morien. Donations may be made to the charity of choice.

MCKINNON, Margaret Louise, 84
Glace Bay
Margaret L. McKinnon
, 84, of 86 Nolan's Lane, Glace Bay and formerly of Victoria Village, Nfld., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Israel and Eliza Jane (White) Penney. Margaret was employed for many years in Ontario at various nursing homes. She was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Reserve Street, Glace Bay, and Tower Road Ladies Auxiliary.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Alfred; daughter, Eva Martell, Glace Bay; two grandchildren, Cindy Faulds, Ontario, and Rosealee Martell, Glace Bay; four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Naomi, Rebekah and Brea. Predeceased by son, Archibald Roy, daughter, Rosalee, sister, Effie, brother, George. She was the last surviving member of her family. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. today (Friday) in the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church with Rev. H. Purdy officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Road. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

NEWELL, Edward George, 87
Glace Bay
Edward George Newell
, 87, of 31 Wadman St. and formerly of Seventh St., New Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Clarkes Beach, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Ebenezer and Mary Hanna (Moore) Newell and step-father Hector Groves. Edward was a veteran of the Second World War serving in England with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40, Glace Bay and a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club for several years.

Edward is survived by daughter, Ann (Mrs. George Pyke), Glace Bay; sons, Bill (Sis), Glace Bay, James, Glace Bay, Ted, Sydney, Donnie (Sandy), St. John's, Nfld., Hector (Joan), Hamilton, Ont.; and brother, Jordan Newell, Sydney. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Hilda May (Wilcox) Newell; son, David; sister, Annie; brother, Bill; and a grandson, Todd Pyke. Visitation for the late Mr. Newell will be from 1 p.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, with Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Road.

SHEPHERD, Carrie, 86
North Sydney
Caroline (Carrie) Winnifred Shepherd
, 86, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Moulton Ave., North Sydney, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at the Guest Home. Born at Piccare, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Simms) Picott. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. She was involved with the A.C.W. for many years and a member of the L.O.B.A. of the Fulton Orange Lodge.

Surviving are her three sons, Roy (Joan), North Sydney, Jerry (Mary), Millville and Gerald (Delores), Southside Boularderie; two brothers, George (Thelma) Piccott and Garfield (Rose) Piccott, both of North Sydney; two sisters, Dorothy Blagdon and Rebecca Herridge, both of North Sydney; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William Shepherd; son, Robert and two brothers, Arthur and James. Visitation was held Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service to be held 11 a.m. today (Monday) in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

SKEARD, Lou, 80
Mark Louis "Lou" Skeard
, Kings Road, Howie Centre, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., he was the son of the late John and Dinah (Campbell) Skeard. A veteran of Second World War, Lou served with the Merchant Marines and the Navy and was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 138. He was an instructor with the sea cadets for more than 12 years and was retired from the Sydney Steel Plant. Lou was a member of the Cape Breton Christian Fellowship Church.

Surviving are his wife, Freda (Keeping); daughters, Charelene (Leroy) Petrie, Coxheath, Linda (Bob) Ryan, Halifax, and Barbara (Maurice) Tobin, Howie Centre; sisters, Katie Clarke and Alice Quinn, Newfoundland, and Rhoda Laform, Ontario; five grandchildren, Jason, Mark, Scott, Robert and Liana; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Susan and Maize and brothers, Enos, Victor, Tom, Bill, Jim and Freeman. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel, Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Mattatall officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Monday for immediate family. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Fellowship Church Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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