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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2002

 

DICKS, Rose M. 58,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Monday, April 29, 2002
Rose Marie Dicks
, 58, a resident of Moulton Avenue, North Sydney, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Pool's Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Lenora (Perham) Williams. Rose was employed with the Northside Victoria School Board as the bus and lunch supervisor at Thompson Jr. High School for the past 15 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. She was Past Worshipful Mistress of Our Ladies Union L.T.B.A. and Past Worthy Mistress of Daughters of Fulton L.O.B.A., North Sydney. She was presently Treasurer of L.T.B.A. and Guardian of L.O.B.A.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Paul) Johnston, North Sydney; four sons, Shane (Kim) Dicks, Frank (Jamie) Dicks, both of Thompson, Man., Roger Dicks, Toronto and William (Wanda) Dicks, Georges River; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Matthew, Miranda, Kurtlin, Blase, John, Katie, Frank Jr. and Theresa. Also four sisters, Phoebe James, Dartmouth, N.S., Ada (John) Sheaves, North Sydney, Phyllis (James) Baker, Sydney, and Nora (Clifton) Williams, Alder Point. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Dicks in 1999, and a brother, Melvern. Visitation will be in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


HANN, Margaret Victoria 72,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, April 11, 2002
Margaret Victoria Hann
of 169 West Ave., New Aberdeen, Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ireland's Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (Purchase) Chant. Margaret was a member of Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. Margaret is survived by daughters, Judy (Robye) Figuary, Joyce (Fred) Whyte, Sharon (Ron) MacKillop, all of Glace Bay; sons, Calvin (Carolyn) Hann, Winnipeg, Chesley (Linda) Hann, Glace Bay; sisters, Alice (George) Dollimont, Newfoundland, Greta Frye, Ontario, Valda (Clarence) Voutier, Newfoundland, Grace (Jack) Purchase, Newfoundland, Mabel (Bill) Davies, Glace Bay, Barbara (Bill) Voutier, Newfoundland; brother, Calvin (Marie) Chant, Newfoundland; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Gus Hann in 1995, brother, Max, sister, Charlotte and a great-grandchild.

Visitation for Margaret will be Saturday, April 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay, with Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.


MACKINNON, Mary J. (Penny), 79,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, April 25, 2002

It is with deepest sorrow the family announced the passing of Mary J. (Penny) MacKinnon, 79, a resident of Archibald Avenue, North Sydney, which occurred Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burin, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (King) Penney. Mary worked for many years as a nursing supervisor at Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines, until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Retired Nurses Association and she was a volunteer with the VON foot clinic. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.

She is survived by her son, Joseph (Lynn), three daughters, Marguerite (Jim) Aikens, Jean (David) Standing and Frances (Stephen) MacFadden, all of North Sydney; 12 grandchildren; brother, Clem (Ronnie) Penney and sister, Marg (Cyril) Elliott, both of Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred McKinnon, three sisters, Mill, Rita and Kitty. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.


MYLER, Ellen (Nellie) 88,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Ellen Mary (Nellie) Myler
, a lifelong resident of North Sydney, passed away at the Northside Community Guest Home, Sunday, March 31, 2002. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Mark and Mary (Kennedy) Myler. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney. She is survived by two sisters, Yvonne (Lyle) Pitt, Pictou, N.S., and Alice (Joseph) MacDougall, Mississauga, Ont. She was predeceased by three brothers, Alex, Cyril and George and four sisters, Bridget Beddow, Ann Reilly, Catherine Cleary and Margaret Osborne. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass at St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney, on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with Rev. Gus MacLeod officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.


NEARING, Vera, 79
Donkin/Port Morien
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Vera Nearing
passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at her residence, the Sr. Citizen Complex, 10 Second St., Donkin, where she has resided for the past four years. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Port Morien. Prior to returning to this area she resided for several years with her son in Ontario. She was a daughter of the late Archibald and Margaret (Prosper) Corbin of Newfoundland.

She is survived by two sons, Adrian (Anne) and Greg (Penny), both of Ontario, five grand-children, eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sadie Favaro, Donkin. Vera loved all her nieces and nephews, especially Judy and Wayne. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Kathleen. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Adrian in 1989, two brothers, Tom and Gerald Corbin. Visitation will be held in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m. in St Mary's Church, Port Morien. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or favourite charity.


PERRY, Ella Blanche (Butt) 1912-2002
The Cape Breton Post, Monday, April 15, 2002
Ella Blanche (Butt) Perry, 83, of Highland Street, Sydney
, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Flat Rock, Carbonear, Nfld., to the late Arthur and Emma (Kelloway) Butt. She moved to Glace Bay in 1944 and lived there until 1980, when she moved to Sydney.

Surviving are her husband, Tobias Perry; sons, Harold (Corrine), Cyprus and Ted (Milli), Sardis, B.C.; daughters, Helen Huntington (Lowell), Marion Bridge, Mel Swarbrick (Roger), New Glasgow, Linda Fournier (Roland), Deep River, Ont. and Carolyn Steele (Lindsay), Westville; sister, Melvena Pye, Newfoundland; brother, Henry Butt, Newfoundland; grandchildren, Lisa Huntington, Toronto, Brenda (Danny) Piensznski, Marion Bridge, Andrew Butt, British Columbia, Robin (Rob) Stewart, British Columbia, Danielle (Kerry) Mooder, London, Ont., Leanne (John) deJeu, London, Ont., Nancy McQuaid, Montreal, Que.; great-grandchildren, Steven and Thomas Piensznski, Marion Bridge and Lilly and Jack deJeu, London, Ont. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hubert Butt; and two infant children, Elizabeth and Hubert.

Our mother will be fondly remembered by her friends and neighbours for her friendliness and generosity of spirit. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel 1-3 p.m. today (Monday) when funeral service will be held in the Chapel with Rev. Lewis Crewe and Capt. Wanda Vincent officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Blanche may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca
The Cape Breton Post, Monday, April 15, 2002.
(The Post's obituaries often contain more family information than do those listed in the Herald. Regards, Bill C.)


THORNE, Violet Thorne 86,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, April 27, 2002
Violet Thorne, 86
, a resident of Beacon Crescent, North Sydney, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Petites, Nfld., on July 8, 1915, she was a daughter of the late John and Esther Mauger. She was a resident of North Sydney for the past 68 years. She was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, very active in the ACW and Altar Guild. Violet was a 25-year member of the LOBA and a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She spent many hours as a volunteer at the Northside Guest Home and was kind and caring to everyone she met.

Surviving are three daughters: Georgina MacIver, Port Hawkesbury, N.S.; Sharon (Robert) Burns, Coxheath; Dianne (Bruce) Bellamy, Ottawa; one son, Fred (Nazarah) Thorne, Big Bras d'Or. She will be dearly missed by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred (Emily) Mauger, Dartmouth; also a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Thorne, by a sister, Dulcie Anderson, and a son-in-law, Teddy MacIver. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held, 11 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of one's choice.


VATERS, Sgt. John R. (Jack) Vaters
1926-2002
Cape Breton Post, Monday, April 29, 2002

We the family of Jack Vaters, 76, of 46 School St., Glace Bay, regret to announce that he passed away Sunday, April 28, 2002, after a brief battle with cancer. Jack was the eldest son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Cole) Vaters. Born in Victoria, Nfld., he came to Glace Bay at the age of six years. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He then worked at Caledonia Mine until 1950. He rejoined the regular Armed Forces and later was employed at Phalen's Bakery. He also worked for Town House until his retirement. He was a member of John Bernard Croak, Branch 3 Legion for 37 years.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Pittman) of 43 years; sons, Donald J. Vaters (Phyllis), Alberta, John R. Jr. (Janice), Samuel (Millie), both of British Columbia, Don (Marg), Eugene (Sharon), both of Glace Bay, Vincent "Tiny" (Leigh), Halifax; daughter, Anne Boyd, Manitoba; brothers, Edward (Myrtle), New Brunswick, Jarvis (Joanne), Stanley, both of Newfoundland; sisters, Betty (the late Roy) Campbell, New Brunswick, Louise (Henry) Rhorback, Ont., Vera (John) Rodgers, Kentville, Jean (Eric) MacIntosh, Glace Bay and Correy (Tony) Pike, Ontario. He was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey C. Lynk Vaters; son, Robert in infancy; granddaughter, Angel; great-granddaughter, Meaghan; great-grandson, Nicholas; brothers, Basil, Len and Albert.

Jack will be lovingly missed and remembered by his family, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He will be especially missed by grandchildren, Heather Marie, Tony, D.J. and Mikey, and also missed by his close friends and family in Newfoundland. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 in St. Mary's Anglican Church with the Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion John Bernard Croak, Branch 3 Comfort Fund, Champs War Amps or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.

 

 

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