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Newfoundland Obits
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2001



ABBOTT, Selina Abbott, 82
South Bar
Selina Abbott
, 82, Carefield Manor, Sydney, formerly of Highway 28, South Bar, passed away at Carefield Manor on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Jane (Mouland) Abbott. She was an elder and session member of Trinity United Church and the UCW. Seline was a volunteer with the Red Cross Society and the Cerebral Palsy Association. She was also a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12 and received the Meritorious Service Award.

Surviving are her sons, Raymond, South Bar, John (Carol) Port Hawkesbury and Derrick (Audra), Cold Brook, N.S.; sister, Phyllis Fry, Angus, Ontario; brother, Howard (Cora), Palgrave, Ontario; sister-in-law, Dorothy Russell, Bonavista, Nfld.; brother-in-law, Albert (Blanche), Sydney; eight grandchildren, Dennis, Blaine, Glenn, David, Carrigan, Ernest, Brendan and MacKenzie; great-grandchildren, Justin, Brayden and Zachary. Selina was predeceased by her husband, Isaac John, in 1988; son, Dennis and brother, Wilson, in infancy. Visitation was held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and will be held Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church on Friday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church or a charity of choice.

Glace Bay, N.S./Scarborough, Ont.
Jean Hudson
, 93, formerly of Glace Bay, passed away at Scarborough Grace Hospital, Ont., Nov. 22, 2001. Born in Adams Cove, Nfld., daughter of the late Drucella and Edward Baggs. Predeceased by her husband, William "Bill"; sons, Blenis, Lloyd "Wayne" and grandson, Carter; sister, Hilda Scott and brothers, Allen, Bill, Fred and Arch. Survived by two sons, Bill (Joyce) of East Bay, N.S. and Roy (Verna) of Scarborough, Ont.; sisters, Lucy Baggs, Glace Bay, Pearl Finlayson, Reserve Mines and Lillian Hollett, Nfld.; four grandchildren, Laurie Lynn Ettinger, Glace Bay, Kurt, East Bay, Aaron and Merrick, Toronto, Ont.; two great-grandchildren, Tamalah Lynn and Jonathan Ettinger and several nieces and nephews. Jean was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay, N.S. Burial took place in York Cemetery, Toronto, Ont.
Sadly missed by her family.

Eric J. Mercer
of Park Street, Sydney, in his ninetieth year, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. Born in St. John's Nfld., Feb. 2, 1912, he was a son of the late John Mercer and Rachael (Dickers) Gill Mercer. He came to Sydney at the age of 10 and lived in Whitney Pier for many years. Eric was an adherent of St. Andrew's United Church, Sydney. He was an electronics technician and retired at the age of 75 from W. Fischer & Co., Sydney. He had worked for many years for C.R. Rogers Ltd. and at the Point Edward Naval Base. He had been a summer swimmer at Polar Bear Beach, South Bar for over seventy years.

Surviving are daughters, Noreen (Leonard) March and Linda (David) King, Sydney; son, Eric John (Rick) Mercer, Sydney; eight grandchildren, Valerie (Greg) Merchant, Eastern Passage, N.S., Linda (John) Feringa, Port Elgin, Ont., Bill March (Glenda Kennedy), Howie Center, Chris March (Lori MacKinnon), Sydney, Leonard March (Carolyn Ongo), Halifax, Laura King (Gerry Arnold), Oakville Ont., Susan King (Kevin Chant), Howie Center, Chris Kelly, Sydney and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha (Chandler) Mercer in 1989; stepfather, Lauchie Walker; infant brother, Gordon Mercer; half-sister, Muriel McElligott, Vancouver; half-brother, Arthur Gill, Moncton. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment following at Eastmount Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or any charity. The members of Eric's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Unit 4B, Cape Breton Regional Hospital



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