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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2002

 

ANDREA, Rita, 85
Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Friday,    December 6, 2002
Rita (Robertson) Andrea, 85
, a resident of 248 Rockdale Ave., Sydney, formerly of 114 Pierce Street, North Sydney, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Harbourstone, Sydney. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late David and Edna (Osmond) Robertson. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of North Sydney and Sydney. She was a diligent worker for the Liberal Party of Nova Scotia for many years while living in North Sydney. Rita was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother, with a great sense of humour and wit. She was an avid sports fan who loved to watch her two sons play the game of hockey.

She is survived by five daughters, Betty (Leonard) MacNeil, Truro, Roberta (Tony) DeMinico, Scarborough, Ont., Mary (Don) Morrison, Beverly and Ann, all of North Sydney; two sons, Paul (Ann), Sydney and Joe (Monica), North Sydney; sister, Margaret (Henry) Hollett, North Sydney; stepsister, Helen (Aber) Joseph, North Sydney; stepbrother, Joseph Garabb, Sydney; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; brothers, Walter, Jack and Hubert; sister, Sr. Margaret Carmel (Sisters of Charity) and stepsister, Mae Garabb. Visitation 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil and Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


GODDEN, Barry Matthews 82,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Barry Matthews Godden, 82
, of 22½ Bay St., Glace Bay passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., he was the son of the late Bretram and Ida (Matthews) Godden. He was a member of Knox United Church. Barry served in the Second World War with the RAF and RCAF. Barry is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Stewart) Godden; daughter, Brenda; grandchildren, Jennifer and Elizabeth; brothers, John, Toronto and James, Perth, Australia. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.


JONES, Susan Amelia (Royle)
Cape Breton Post, Monday, December 2, 2002

It is with great sadness that we, the family of the late Mrs. Susan Amelia (Royle) Jones, announce her death from the Glace Bay Health Complex on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002. Mrs. Jones was a resident of 86 Nolan's Lane, Glace Bay (former resident of 68 Highland St., Glace Bay, for 56 years). Mrs. Jones was born in Grand Bank, Nfld., and was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Forsey) Royle. Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughter, Betty (Gregory), Mrs. Bill Ferguson, Sydney Mines; son, Bruce, Vancouver, B.C.; only grandchild, Susanne (Gregory) (Mrs. Stuart MacLeod); and only great grandchild, Matthew MacLeod (her little darling), all of Sydney; one brother, Jack Royle; sister-in-law, Ethel Royle, North York, Ont.; stepdaughter, Ms. Ruby Munroe, Glace Bay; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her husband, William Jones; stepdaughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Morris Antonello); only sister, Jessie Winnifred (Mrs. Walter Squires); twin brothers, Ned and Fred Royle; and son-in-law, Edmund Gregory.

Mrs. Jones was much loved by her family. Many Sunday meals she lovingly prepared for her family with such care and concern for detail. Everything not only had to taste delicious, but had to be presented in a special way that only she could do. As her granddaughter, I loved to watch Nanny prepare family meals with such thought and consideration for each person. It was a work of art. She was very special.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for the late Mrs. Jones will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Many thanks to Dr. John Rogers (family physician), Dr. Kevin MacNeil (cardiologist) and the nursing staff in the Glace Bay Health Complex Intensive Care Unit for the care and consideration they showed our loved one and our family during this very difficult time. Also, special thanks to Kay MacInnis for her love and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetic Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.


MACDONALD, Mary (Molly) 101
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post,    Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Mary Isabel (Molly) MacDonald, 101
, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, formerly of Queen Street, North Sydney, passed away Dec. 29, 2002, at the Guest Home. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred Royle. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and was involved for many years with the U.C.W. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are four daughters, the Honourable Flora MacDonald, Ottawa, Sheila Muttart and Jean Grearson, both of Toronto, and Lorna Hogan, North Sydney, and one son Ron MacDonald, North Sydney. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George Frederick MacDonald, two daughters Helen Moffatt and Ruth and by one son Lorne. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.


MARCHE, Boyde Francis 48,
Sydney Mines
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, December 21, 2002
Boyde Francis Marche, 48
, of 11 Vickers Lane, Sydney Mines, passed away suddenly, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002. Born in Aguathuna, Nfld., he was the son of Roderick and Thora (Harvey) Marche. He was owner/operator of B.F. Marche Contracting Services Ltd., contracting with Canada Post for the past number of years. Boyde enjoyed the company of his family and friends and had a special love for animals.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Wayne (Brenda Demarco) and his sister, Sharon (Lou Marinelli); nephews, Marc Burton and Wayne Michael Marche and his niece, Carolyn Burton. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral will take place 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Anglican Church with the Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the SPCA or the Atlantic Veterinary College, 550 University Ave., Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 4P3 (902) 566-0870.


PICKFORD, Edward Spurgeon 73,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, December 14, 2002
Edward Spurgeon Pickford, 73
, of 340 Brookside St., Glace Bay, passed away, Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Edward and Sarah (Cooper) Pickford. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church and a past member of MacDougall LOL Lodge Local 1223. Spurgeon was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Jones) Pickford; daughter, Karen (Jim) Wareham, Reserve Mines; sons, Allan (Carolyn) Pickford, Dominion, and Dwayne Pickford, Glace Bay; daughter-in-law, June Pickford, Glace Bay; brother, Terrance (Mary Ellen) Pickford, Sydney; stepsister, Brenda; stepbrother, Ken (Anne Shirley) Pickford, New Brunswick; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Spurgeon was predeceased by a son, Spurgeon David, sister, Anne Mae Pickford, stepbrother, Tom Pickford and stepsister, Christina Pickford. Visitation for the late Mr. Pickford will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Spurgeon may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


SACCARY, Mrs. Alice Mary 79,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Mrs. Alice Saccary
passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Smithwick) Snow. She was a member of St. Anne's Parish. Alice is survived by daughters, Joan (Lauchie) MacLeod, Mary Catherine Saccary, Dollena (Kevin) Mackie, all of Glace Bay and Annette, Barrie, Ont.; sons, Cecil (Rita), Stanley (Marion), both of Glace Bay, Kevin (Lorraine), Port Morien, Michael (Cedella), Nfld; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Cecil (Mary) Snow, Oromocto, N.B.; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (George) Moss, St. Thomas, Ont. and many special nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Mose and a daughter in infancy. Also by her dear sister, Catherine "Kay" Boudreau and infant sister, Dorothy. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday), Dec. 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Cremation will follow. Private interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The Glace Bay Council of KOC will assemble Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home for a prayer service.


SHEPPARD, Renée 78,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Renée Janet Meta Sheppard, 78
, passed away peacefully, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Renée was a resident of 16 Duncan Street, Glace Bay. Born in Exploits, Nfld., February 3, 1924, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mabel Haggett. Renée is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Bill) Wadden, Hubbards, N.S.; sons, Wayne, Glace Bay, Doug (Terry Lynn) Glace Bay; four grandchildren, Angela, Anthony, Chad and Stephen; sisters, Betty Thompson and Mildred Bourget. Renée was predeceased by her husband, Omar Sheppard and one brother, Laul; sister, Doris. There will be no visitation. A memorial service for the late Mrs. Sheppard will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay. Interment will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Garden.


TAVENER, Peter Chesley,
New Glasgow
Cape Breton Post,    Saturday, December 14, 2002

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peter Chesley Tavener at the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. Born Feb. 26, 1918, on Random Island, Nfld., he was a son of the late Andrew and Lucy (Green) Tavener. He was a resident of the Glen Haven Manor the past few months, having previously resided on Churchill Drive, New Glasgow, and in Sydney. Peter worked for many years in the boiler control room of the Sydney Steel Plant, and moved to New Glasgow following his retirement in 1983. He was an avid bowler with leagues in Sydney and later on in New Glasgow. He loved indulging his grandchildren with card games, or special times spent feeding ducks. He loved to go see movies, or have a nice meal with family and friends.

Peter will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, the former Michelle Pilgrim, New Glasgow; loving daughters, Joan (Darryll) MacDonald, Stellarton, and Karen (Ben) MacLean, New Glasgow; he will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Dara Lee (Gerard) MacDonald, Duana (David) Wheatley, both of North River, Shauna (David) Potter, Pictou Landing, Duane (Kate Terris) MacDonald, Halifax, Leeanna (Chris) McNeill, White Point Beach, Beth MacLean, Dartmouth, Peter MacLean (Stacey Volmer), Calgary; great-grandchildren, Michael and Ian Wheatley, Kayla and Kerry MacDonald, all of North River, Sienna and Breton Potter, Pictou Landing, Gregory McNeill, White Point Beach, and Chandra MacLean, Calgary; a twin brother, Harvey Tavener, Ontario; half-brothers, Bill (Elaine) Tavener, Ontario, and Fred (Joyce) Tavener, Fall River; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Mima Tavener, son, Guy in infancy, a sister, Lillian and half-sister, Lucy. Peter will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, he was generous and kind. His remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Visiting was 2-4 p.m. Friday from where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) with Capt. James Sinclair officiating. Burial will be held in the Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Peter may be made to a charity of one's choice.

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (January 13, 2004)

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