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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2001


BALL, Mary G., 89
North Sydney
Mary Genevieve Ball
, 89, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of Balls Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the guest home. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Ellen (O'Toole) Cousins. She trained to become a nurse's aid at St. George's Hospital, London. She worked for a number of years at the hospital in Point Edward and for a period of time with the school board maintaining elementary schools at Balls Creek and Coxheath. She was a former member of St. John Anglican Church, Point Edward and was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ball. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney, Rev. Ken MacRae officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Point Edward.
(21 Sep 2001)

DOWLING, Henry David "Doc", 69
David (Doc) Dowling
, 69, of 493 Main St., Florence, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday Sept. 17, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late George and Catherine (Gillis) Dowling. He was a devout member of St. Stephen's Parish, Florence and was active in church affairs all of his life, serving for a period of time as chair of the parish council, choir member and eucharistic minister. David was a member of the Canadian Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed in the Florence and Princess collieries prior to managing Cape Breton Steel Limited, Sydney Mines, retiring in 1984 due to illness. He considered himself very fortunate to have been the recipient of the 500th kidney transplant at the Victoria General Hospital on Father's Day in 1984.

David served his community well and was actively involved in a number of organizations. He was a charter member of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Sydney Mines Kinsmen Club and the K-40 Club. David was also a dedicated member of the Princess Credit Union and was a past-president of the board of directors. He was past Grand Knight of Santa Maria Council 2024 Knights of Columbus, Sydney Mines and was a 4th degree member of the Fr. William B. MacLeod Assembly, Sydney.

David is survived by his wife, Mae (Ferguson) Dowling; his daughters, Lynn (Paul) MacCormick, Valerie (Johnnie) Nugent and Janice (Greg) Viva, all in Sydney Mines; his grandchildren, Marcel Nugent, Halifax, Kaitlin and Matthew Nugent, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are his brothers, Leonard (Ruth) Dowling, Florence, Mike (Florence) Dowling, Ontario; his sisters, Alice MacPhee, Sydney Mines, and Annette (Cyril) Handley, Ontario, and by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers infancy. Visitation today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Father A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or any charity.
(18 Sep 2001)
[Grandson of William Dowling and Elizabeth Keeping both of Newfoundland]

GARLAND, James, 69
James Garland
, of Hospital Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late George Albert and Annie Laurie (Peddle) Garland. He was a member of Christ Church, Sydney, and a former choir member. He was the owner and operator of Garland's Roofing and Sheet Metal, working as a master tinsmith. Jim was also a member of Christ Church Mens Club, Sydney No. 84 Masonic Lodge, Prince of Wales Chapter No. 10, Cape Breton Preceptory No. 43, McDougall Chapter No. 7 Cryptic Rite, Royal Cape Breton Conclave No. 39, Shriners Philae Temple, Halifax, Past President of the Cape Breton Shrine Club, Arm of Gold Shrine Club, Baddeck, Royal Order of Jesters, one of the founding members of the Cape Breton Shrine Clown Unit and also a member of the Masonic choir. He also served as an alderman for Ward 3 between 1985 and 1988.

Jim is survived by his wife, Delores (Simm); his daughter, Leeanne, Toronto; his son, Keith (Melissa), New Hampshire; three sisters, Mary (Bill) MacKinnon, Rose (Ray) Mortimer, both of Sydney, and Doreen Lordly, Ottawa; a brother, George "Josh" (Helen), Sydney River. "Poppy" will be sadly missed by his two grandchildren, Callaghan and Ian, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held this evening, 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. There will be a Masonic Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Shriners, Philae Temple, Christ Church or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at
(10 Sep 2001)
[Grandson of Thomas Peddle and Alfreda George both of Newfoundland)

JEFFERY, Silas George, 84
North Sydney
Silas G. Jeffery
, 84, a resident of Ingraham Street, North Sydney, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Silas was born in Victoria Village, Nfld. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Canadian Army. He was employed as a coal miner working in the Princess Colliery for many years. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 19 North Sydney and was a former member of Branch No. 8 Sydney Mines.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Libby) Brogan, with whom he resided and Moira Enslow, Edmonton; son, George, Scarborough, Ont.; sister, Mame Jeffery, Toronto; step-sister, Viola MacMullin, Moncton, N.B.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lucy MacMullin; two sisters, Lizzie and Jessie; two step-brothers, Bill Penny and Joe Penny; and a granddaughter, Liza. Visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia.
(10 Sept 2001)

MACKENZIE, Hazel (nee Drover), 82
Hazel (Drover) Mackenzie
, 82, of Upper Prince Street, Sydney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Blaketown, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late James (Jim) and Hannah (Sheppard) Drover.

Hazel was a long-standing member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a life member of Sisters of Pythias. She is survived by four daughters, Shirley (Francis) Washbrook, Dorothy (Tommy) Pratt, Phyllis (John) MacKenzie and Darlene (Kenneth) Tucker, all of Sydney; two sons, David (Mary), of Truro and Wayne, of Sydney; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also two sisters, Eileen Mercer and Ann (John) Chiasson. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip James, in 2000; four sisters, Beatrice, Sadie, Ella and Susan; four brothers, Isaac, James, Thomas and John. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Bethel Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Internment in West Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, Palliative Care or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at
(17 Sep 2001)

WHALEN, Gordon Leo, 84
Glace Bay
Gordon Leo Whelan
, 84, formerly of 80 Minto St., Glace Bay, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, where he had been a resident since the first of the year. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Philip E. and Mildred (Curtis) Whelan. He attended St. Leo's Church for many years and more recently St. Anne's Parish. He started work in the coal mines as a young man in Reserve No. 10 colliery and left his workplace to join the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, after which he returned to the coal industry. He was active as a draegerman for many years and eventually became Mine Rescue Superintendent. During the Springhill disaster his team was first to enter the mine. He received training in Pittsburgh, Penn., USA, to become an instructor in mine rescue competition and over the years under his leadership won numerous national titles. He was a member of the former Glace Bay Rotary Club and for many years was an Air Cadets Drill Instructor.

Gordon had a passion for jogging and could be seen, rain or shine, enjoying his favourite exercise. He is survived by one daughter, Carol (Clifford) MacIntyre, Glace Bay; four grandchildren, Jason MacIntyre, Brent, Leanne and Kirk Whelan. Also surviving are one brother, Joe Whelan and three sisters, Shirley MacLean, Glace Bay, Norma Cox, Truro and Audrey Taylor, Don Mills, Ont. He was predeceased by his wife, Nora O'Neill; son, Robert; three sisters, Marina, Anne and Mary and one brother, Emmanuel. Visitation for the late Mr. Whelan will be held at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Monday, 11:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Church with Rev. Doug Murphy. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to N.S. Lung Association or the Glace Bay Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society.
(15 Sep 2001)



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