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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2002


ANDERSON, Alexander, 83
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Alexander Anderson
, 83, a resident of Beacon Cres., North Sydney, passed away peacefully, Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Point, Nfld., he was a son of the late Samuel and Alice (Strickland) Anderson. Alex worked as a stevedore with CN Marine in North Sydney for most of his life, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Humby; two daughters, Myrtle MacDougall (Eddie), Dulcie Eady (Lyle), both of North Sydney; one brother, Wilson (Ellen), North Sydney; five grandchildren, Janice (Leo) Forrest, Kim (Arnie) Verschuren, Lawrence (Tracey), Stephen, Karen (Rock) Ferland and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Hartley, Thomas and Fred, four sisters, Violet, Sadie, Jennie and Ruth.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Mr. James Abbott officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of C.B. or a charity of choice.

DRISCOLL, John Thomas, 92
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, February 4, 2002
John Thomas Driscoll
, 92, of 3 Luke St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South St., Glace Bay, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Melborne, Nfld., he was the son of the late Absolm and Susannah (Pynn) Driscoll. John was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Reserve St., Glace Bay. He was a former employee of the Dominion Coal Company and from there he was employed at the Fortress of Louisbourg, where he retired from.

John is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Susan (Dunn) Driscoll; sons, John (fiancé, Alice), Blackett's Lake, Art (Lillian), Tower Road; daughters, Flora (late Arthur) MacKenzie, Catalone, Cecelia (John) Roach, New Waterford and Nellie (Henry) Mengarelli, Tennessee; half-brothers, Simeon, Toronto, Ernest (Shirley), Melvin (Ellie) Simeon, all of British Columbia; half-sister, Annie (Alex) Gillespie, Ontario; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. John was predeceased by a son in infancy, Simeon Claude; sister, Flora and half-sister, Irene.

Visitation for John will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church with the Rev. H. Purdy officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

KING, Ellen Maud (Nell), 89
New Waterford
Cape Breton Post, February 23, 2002
Ellen King
, a long-time resident of Ling Street and formerly of Nicholson Avenue Seniors Apartments, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the Glace Bay General Hospital. She celebrated her 89th birthday in December. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Melida (Anderson) Kendall. She moved to New Waterford at an early age and for many years she worked at the Paramount Theatre. She was a member of Calvin United Church. Nell was a kind, loving and generous woman. She was always willing to help friends, neighbours and family.

Nell is survived by two daughters, Stella (Gordie) Mitchell, Collingwood, N.S., Marie Grant, Scarborough, Ont.; and a son, Bobby, Brampton, Ont. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Linda, Terry, Bobby and Danny, and seven great-grandchildren. Nell is also survived by sisters, Edith Harris, New Waterford, Alma (Colin) Gillis, River Ryan, and May Dalton, Scotchtown; one brother, Rev. Dr. George Kendall, St. Catharines, Ont.; brother-in-law, Gerald Murphy; and loving cousin, Melida Evans; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene in 1980 and a son, Robert in infancy. She was also predeceased by sisters, Hilda Sellars, Grace Murphy, Mabel Anderson, as well as her son-in-law, Gordon Grant.

Visitation will be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Smith Street, New Waterford, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Remains will be taken to Calvin Church, Tuesday at noon. Burial to follow at Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, at a later date. Donations in Nell's memory may be made to Calvin United Church or a charity of one's choice.

LAWRENCE, Olive Ellen
1911 - 2002
Cape Breton Post, Monday, February 18, 2002
Olive Ellen Lawrence
, aged 90, of MacGillivary Guest Home, 29 Xavier Drive, Sydney and a former resident of Havenside Road, Louisbourg, passed away peacefully at the Home, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002. Born Dec. 15, 1911, at Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Philip and Mary (King) Stone. She moved to Louisbourg in the fall of 1951. She worked at the Louisbourg division of National Sea Products until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of Saint Bartholomew's Parish, Louisbourg.

She is survived by two daughters, Alice (John) Balcom of Bridgewater and Emily (Alex) Storm of Louisbourg; two sons, Phil (Judy) of Mira Road and Jon (Cathy) of Louisbourg. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, George, in 1961 and a daughter, Mary in infancy. Also predeceased by a sister Emily, brothers George, Philip and Onslow.

The family will receive visitors at Saint Bartholomew's Church at 7546 Main Street, Louisbourg, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg with Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Olive's memory to MacGillivary Guest Home or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W. A. Chant's Funeral Home, Louisbourg.

NOTE: As a side bar to this obituary, her daughter Emily married Alex Storm from Louisbourg. I believe Alex worked at the Fortress of Louisboug site and was also a diver. A number of years ago he and a companion found the wreck of the french payship "LaChameau" (I hope I got that right). The ship had come from France with the payroll for the soldiers at Louisbourg and those at Quebec City. It got caught in storm just off Louisbourg where it was wrecked and sank. It is a very interesting story for anyone who might be interested.

MACDONALD, Hazel, 84
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, February 4, 2002
Hazel Nora MacDonald
, 84, a resident of the Northside Guest Home died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Guest Home. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Skinner) Organ. She worked for a number of years with Koolex Cleaners and later with Rhymes Flowers prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.

Surviving are her son, David, Mira, N.S.; three granddaughters, Erin, Catherine and Genevieve; a number of great-grandchildren, two brothers, Phil (Cay) Organ, North Sydney and Jack (Margaret) Organ, Maple, Ont.; four sisters, Margaret (Robert) Hood, North Sydney, Ann (Ed) Walker, Calgary, Geraldine (Robert) Mitchell, Saint John and Cass Walsh, Dieppe, N.B. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander J. MacDonald; sister, Mary and brother, Billy.

No visitation by request. A funeral mass will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

MARR Sharon Gale (Cotter), 44
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Friday, February 8, 2002

Sleep a beautiful sleep my love, let your worries and fears depart, God has you in his keeping now and we have you in our hearts.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at 10:15 a.m., Sharon Gale (Cotter) Marr, beloved daughter, mother and sister was called to her eternal home after a nine month battle with cancer. Gale was born on June 25, 1957, in Corner Brook, Nfld., eldest daughter of Ken and Carrie (Parsons) Cotter. She moved to Nova Scotia with her parents in July 1960. She received her early education in Port Hawkesbury and Glace Bay and graduated from Morrison Glace Bay High School in 1975. After graduation Gale worked as a receptionist with Brodie Printing and later as a photo typesetter with the Coastal Courier newspaper. She enrolled in a home study course for web page design where she graduated with honours on Sept. 8, 1999. Gale has designed several professional web pages.

Besides her parents, Gale is survived by sons, John Ashley, Christopher Scott, James Frances, and Daniel Joseph; sisters, Sherry (Wayne) Cotter-Earle, Halifax, Sabrina (Kurt) Strong, Glace Bay, Sheryl Lee (Duane) Duhamel, Lower Sackville; brothers, Ken (Darlene), Fort MacMurray, Alta., Jim (Catherine), Reserve Mines, loving companion and best friend, Ted Poweski; her ex-husband, Frank Marr; several nieces and nephews and many long time friends. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Sat. Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with the Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gale's memory may be made to Palliative Care Services or the Glace Bay Cancer Society.

For everything we touch, you touch
for every step we take, you take
for every breath we breathe, you breathe
I told you we would make it to the Sunshine one day
you just got there a little quicker.

SNOOK, Henry John
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Monday, February 11, 2002
Henry John Snook
of 5 Brodie Ave. and formerly of 167 Main St., Glace Bay, passed away Feb. 9, 2002, at the age of 75. Born in Little Bay West, Nfld., he was the son of the late Morgan and Julia (Strowbridge) Snook. He was a fisherman and loved to ice fish, hunt and play cards.

Henry is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Oakes); six sons, Chesley (Mary), Ronnie, Ont., Tommy (Audrey), Halifax, Henry, Jimmy and Johnny, all of Glace Bay; four daughters, Isabel, Mary and Marlene, Glace Bay, Joanne (Leroy MacPhee), Ont.; brother, Steve (Viola), Glace Bay; sister, Susie, Sydney; sister-in-law, Isabel. Also 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Chesley; sister, Dorothy in infancy; brother, Tom and brother-in-law, John Devoe.

Visitation for the late Mr. Snook will be in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

VARDY, Stanley, 76
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, February 21, 2002
Stanley Vardy, 76, of Louisbourg
, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fox Island, Nfld., he was the son of the late George and Hanna (Hayman) Vardy. Stanley, in 1955, moved to Ramea, Nfld. where he worked on swordfihsing boats and later as a self-employed fisherman. In 1977, he moved to Louisbourg, where he was employed at National Sea Products until his retirement.

He is survived by his daughters, Ruby (Morrell) Hutt, Minnie (Lewis) Lilly, Louisbourg; sons, Ronald (Jeanette), Reserve Mines, Leonard (Anne) and Winston (Sharon), all of Louisbourg. Also by brother, Samuel and sister, Minnie Hayman, both of Louisbourg. Also by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Bunter) Vardy in 1992, sister, Florence and brother, Abraham.

Visitation will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the VON or Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.



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