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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers
Cape Breton Post
January 2001

 

 

 

BILLARD, Cecil Martin -98
North Sydney
Cecil Martin Billard
, 98, a resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and formerly of 33 Wilkie Ave., North Sydney, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Grand Bruit, Nfld., he was a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Melbourne) Billard. He worked many years of his life as a fisherman and later as a stevedore with CN Marine, North Sydney, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and he enjoyed carpentry very much.

Surviving are son, Ron (Genevieve), Sudbury, Ont.; two sons-in-law, Gordon Matthews, North Sydney, with whom he resided for many years and Harold Keeping, North Sydney; two daughters-in-law, Joan Billard, Halifax, and Marjorie Billard, Springdale, Nfld.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Billard was predeceased by his wife, Dora Billard; two daughters, Claretta Matthews and Shirley Keeping; two sons, Willis Billard and Roy Billard; a grandson, David Billard; three brothers, Archibald, James and Wesley; and his sister, Rebecca. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Miners Memorial Manor or to a charity of one's choice.


BURT, Charles - 82
North Sydney
Charles Burt
, 82, of Moulton Avenue, North Sydney, passed away peacefully at the QEII Hospital, Halifax, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., on May 17, 1918, Charlie was the son of the late Tom and MaryAnn (Anderson) Burt. Charlie served in the Tank Corp. of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. He worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Highways and the Point Edward Naval Base. For the last number of years, until his retirement in 1983, he worked at the North Sydney Marine Railway. Charlie was a loving, caring husband. He was a devoted father and grandfather, being very actively involved with his children and grandchildren, from little league to horses. He was an avid sportsman, loving fishing and hunting. For years Charlie was an active member of the North Sydney Fire Department, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Married Couples Association and was an instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 562 Squadron in North Sydney.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Emily (Bryan) Burt; daughters, Shirley (Victor) Jenkins, Charlene (Shaun Clarke), both of Balls Creek, and Sandra (Tom) Shinners, North Sydney; sons, Tom (Karen), George's River, and Brad (Maureen), Sydney Mines; granddaughters, Karen, Tracy, and Stephanie; grandsons, Kenny, Stephen, and Dale; great-grandsons, Ty and Evan; sister, Myrtle (Ernest) Pyke, Ontario. Also by a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Leona, Marion, Ethel, and Rose; brothers, Bertrum and Tom. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.


BURTON, Sarah Dora Elizabeth
Coxheath
Sarah Dora Elizabeth Burton
, Keltic Drive, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Born in Chanel, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Francis and Hannah (Bennett) LeRossignol. Elizabeth was formerly employed as an office clerk for L.A. Steel. She was a member of St. Mark's Church, Coxheath, and also a member of the Hackenley Group, ACW, and a leader of the Junior Auxiliary for girls. Elizabeth was the last member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her sons, Paul, at home, and John (Gabriella), Ottawa; two grandchildren, Meredith and Holly, Ottawa, a great-grandchild, Robert McCoy. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Douglas, sisters, Ann J. and Ida, brothers, William and Phillip. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Church, Coxheath, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

Dora Burton
Coxheath
Sarah Dora Elizabeth Burton
, Keltic Drive, passed away at home, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Born in Channel, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Francis and Hannah (Bennett) LeRossignol. Dora was formerly employed as an office clerk for L.A. Steel. She was a member of St. Mark's Church, Coxheath and also a member of the Hackenley Group, ACW and a leader of the Junior Auxiliary for girls.

Dora was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her sons, Paul, at home, and John (Gabriella), Ottawa; two grandchildren, Meredith and Holly, Ottawa and a great-grandchild, Robert McCoy. Dora was predeceased by her husband, Douglas, sisters, Ann J. and Ida and brothers, William and Phillip. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Church, Coxheath, Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


CAMPBELL, Linda (George) - 75
Sydney
Linda (George) Campbell
, 75, of Taylor Street, Sydney passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Noah and Clara (Branton) George. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, the Whitney Pier Senior Citizens Pensioners Club, and was employed for a number of years at the Isle Royale Motel.

Linda is survived by her beloved husband, John Joseph (Joe) Campbell; a daughter, Betty Hollywell, Toronto; stepdaughter, Mary Bourgeois, at home; two stepsons, John (Evelyn) Campbell, Sydney, and Roy (Pauline) Campbell, Sydney; sister, Mary E. MacDonald, Sydney; seven grandchildren, Linda, Donna, Margaret Ann, Christopher, Darrel, Greg, Tracey; four great-grandchildren, Nikki, Avery, Dameon and Daniel. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and special niece, Allison MacDonald. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mildred, Sarah, Leah Richardson and Jean MacIsaac, brother, Gideon. Visitation will be held today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Society or Lupus Society of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


COLE, Alexander "Alex" 85
Glace Bay
Alexander (Alex) Cole
, 85, of 2339 Tower Rd., passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Helen (Penny) Cole.

Alex was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay. Alex was a coal miner all his life and worked in No. 1B, 26 and 12 collieries. He loved the great outdoors, fishing, hunting and storytelling among all.

Alex is survived by daughters, Margaret Gilmet, Mary Helen Snow, Gwen Cole, all of Glace Bay; sons, Alfred, Dannie, both of Glace Bay, Calvin and Reggie, both of Loch Lomond; 13 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Cole, brothers, Richard, Sil, two infant sons at birth. Visitation for Mr. Cole will be held today (Thursday) from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway.


HAWLEY, Dorothy G. -76
Sydney
Dorothy G. Hawley
, 76, of Sydney, passed away at the QEII, Victoria General Site, Halifax, on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Sydney and Clara Penny. She is survived by four daughters, Irene (Mrs. Howard Boutilier), Ottawa, Ont., Jeanette (Mrs. Brian McCann), Peterborough, Ont., Hughena (Mrs. Bev Feairs), Edmonton, Alta., Valerie (Mrs. Greg MacMullin), Timberlee, N.S.; two sons, David (Pat), Toronto, Ont., Donald (Bernadette), Sydney; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh O. Hawley and an infant son, Richard Hugh. Cremation has taken place. Private family service to be held at a later date.


JENSEN, Hazel Maude (Mullins)
Fredericton Junction
Hazel Maude (Mullins) Jensen
, of Fredericton Junction, formerly of Harbour Breton, Nfld., died at the Oromocto Public Hospital, Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the age of 81. Hazel is survived by one daughter, Shirley Vallis (Clayton), Sydney; one sister, Belle Tait, North Sydney; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillian (Evens) and Curtis Mullins, her husband, Jacob Jensen, one son, Harvey Jenson, one sister, Mary Hood, two brothers, Jesse and Walter, and one grandson, Dale Jensen. Interment will be in Sydney in the spring. You may express your sympathy by making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of Sunbury Funeral Home, Central Blissville, N.B. (506) 368-2413


LAWLESS, Georgina Jane - 89
Sydney
Georgina Jane Lawless
, 89, a resident of Vale Street, North Sydney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Flowers Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Jane Chambers. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and in earlier years belonged to the Children of Mary.

She is survived by six daughters, Jean (Milton) Farrell, North Sydney, Mary (Harry) Katrynuk, Welland, Ont., Linda (Daryl) Rendell, New Harris, Susan (Grattan) Howley, Bras d'Or, Renee (Mark) Romanowsky, Lowell, Mass., Patricia (Tish), at home; three sons, Ed, Sydney Mines, Gerald (Mary), Halifax, Mick (Bonnie), North Sydney; three sisters, Marianne, Christina, Jess, all of Newfoundland; three brothers, William, Henry, Les, all of Newfoundland; 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also by a special niece, Sue (Kenny) LeBlanc, Bras d'Or. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, two daughters in infancy and several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Saturday from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to "Taigh Solas" 3rd floor of the Northside General Hospital.


MACLEAN, Agnes - 86
Sydney
Agnes MacLean
, 86, of 307 Cartier St., Sydney, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born at Carbonear, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy (Dalton) Bowman. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. During the 1950s and 60s Agnes worked as a clerk at MacDonald's Shoe Store, Charlotte Street, Sydney.

Surviving are her husband, Malcolm; three sons, Greg (Marie), Parksville, B.C., Lionel (Vivian), Brampton, Ont., Bill (Lynne), Bolton, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Betty, Sydney; stepdaughter, Cathy (Ross) MacIsaac, Sydney; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hector, son, Don, grandson, Mike, brother, Edward and sisters, Anne Moffatt, Johanna Keliher and Frances MacDonald. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacLean will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Theresa's Church, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to a charity of choice.


OXFORD, Phyllis Samantha - 78
Sydney
Phyllis Oxford
, 78, of Grandview Street, Sydney, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. Born in Ramea, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Selina (Sibley) Hatcher. She was a member of the World Wide Church of God. She was an avid bowler and dart player with the Whitney Pier Seniors Club. She is survived by a daughter, Jocelyn Dorko, Sydney; two sons, James Ashford, Halifax, and Denis Oxford, Ohio; a sister, Annie Bradbury, North Sydney; step-sister, Winnie Lee, Newfoundland; brother, John Hatcher, Stephenville; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Phyllis was predeceased by her first husband, James Ashford; and second husband, Abraham Oxford. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Monday) at 2 p.m. with Pastor Willis officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S.


PERRY, Thomas Patrick "Tom" - 69
Sydney
Thomas Patrick "Tom" Perry
, 69, of Williams Street, Sydney, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001. Born in Benoits Cove, Nfld., Tom was a son of the late John and Mary (Youden) Perry. Surviving are his wife, Helen (McGuigan); daughters, Mary (Kenneth) Poirrier, Darlene Perry and Sandra (Larry) Hrynick, Sydney; sons, Blaine (Rhonda) and Brent (Amanda), both of Sydney, and Glenn (Christine) and Leo, Toronto; sisters, Eileen Jesso, Mercedes (Clarence) Sheppard and Ruby Parks, Corner Brook, Nfld.; brothers, Dom (Marilyn), New Waterford, Johnny (Cornilia), Petit de Grat, and Leo (Zita), Dartmouth and 12 grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by sisters, Josephine Jesso and Gertie Janes. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Cremation to follow.


RICHARDSON, Charles Peter - 87
Sydney

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Charles P. Richardson, Bay Street, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. Charles was born on March 28, 1913, in Conception Bay, Nfld. Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Patricia Ann Richardson (Murphy); three daughters, Hatti (Phil) O'Rourke, Sydney, Sheila, Ontario, and Cathy (Chris) Fitzgerald, Sydney Mines; one son, Charles (Lisa) Richardson, Howie Centre; and many loving grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Lois (John) Dunn, Sydney, and Maxinne (Ranni) MacDonald, Bras d'Or. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Harriet Richardson, brothers, Clayton, David and Ivan Richardson and sisters, Mary Nearing and Lena Priddle.

Charles was a member of Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128. He proudly dedicated 42 years of his life as captain of the Sydney Fire Department. He will be sadly missed. There will be no visitation, by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held in Trinity United Church Saturday, 10 a.m. with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


SAVOURY, Ralph -84
Louisbourg
Ralph Savoury
, 84, of Louisbourg, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Corbin, Fortune Bay, Nfld., he was the son of the late Issac and Sarah Jane Savoury. Ralph fished on the bankers in Lunenburg, worked for National Sea Louisbourg. He retired in 1981 from BIO in Bedford.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eleanor (Pardy); a son, William (Annie), Main-a-Dieu; two daughters, Frances (Al) Ritcey, Eastern Passage, Helen (Richard), Ottawa; six grandchildren, Catherine Anne, Eleanor, Heather, Todd, Nicole, Derek; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, William, Ontario. He was predeceased by son, Ralph, brother, Angus Amos, sisters, Ida, Josie and Dorothy. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 19, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Chants Funeral Home, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Louisbourg, Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Fund.


THORNTON, Cornelia (Cora)
Sydney
Cornelia (Cora) Thornton
, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Charles Spencer and Sarah Spencer Strickland. She is survived by a son, Robert, Sydney; a daughter, Pamela, Rodin, N.S.; and a sister, Ada Sutton, New Germany, Lunenburg County. She is also survived by stepsisters, Freda Clark, North Sydney, Nina Jessome, Florence, Ivy Horton, New Minas, and Jess Williams, Halifax. She was predeceased by husband, William Thornton, Sydney, brother, Joseph Spencer, Halifax, stepfather, Henry Standing, Burgeo and North Sydney, stepsister, Alma Seury, Sydney, and by first husband, Russel Albertson, Montreal. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at Christ Church. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care or a charity of choice.

 

 

 

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