BURTON, Viola, 63,
Cape Breton Post, Monday, June 10, 2002
Viola Burton, 63, a resident of Young Avenue, North Sydney, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burnt Islands, South Coast, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Clement and Nora (Smurrage) Organ. She was a member of the Salvation Army Community Church in Sydney Mines. Surviving are seven daughters, Ida Burton, Toronto, Raylene (Bernie) McKinnon, North Sydney, Audrey (Dan) Crabe, Fergus, Ont., Angela Dolomont, North Sydney, Glenda (Doug) Marsh, Sydney Mines, Louise Burton, North Sydney and Yvonne (Wayne) McLeod, Sydney Mines; five sons, David (Susan) Burton, Calgary, Alta., Keith Burton, Raymond (Cynthia) Burton, Clatyon Burton and Andrew Burton, all of North Sydney; two sisters, Ruby (Ross) Whitman, Yarmouth, N.S. and Selina (Donald) Hatcher, North Sydney; two brothers, Bradley (Cheryl) Organ, Scotch Lake and Job Organ, North Sydney; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Raymond John Burton; two sisters, Ella Mae and Vera Mae; two brothers, Gordon and James. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Salvation Army Community Church, Fraser Avenue, Sydney Mines with Major Rocky Bishop and Major Janice Bishop officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.
CURNEW, Bertha M., 83,
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, June 29, 2002
Bertha Mary Curnew, 83, Hillcrest Drive, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of 235 Alexandra St., Sydney, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2002, at Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Clarke's Beach, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Grace Anthony. She is survived by two daughters, June (Carl) Godbout, Port Hawkesbury, Sharon, Sydney; two sons, Garnet (Irene), Sydney, William (Lillian), Texas; seven grandchildren, John, Crystal, Kerry, Joseph, Garnet, Todd, Tapatha; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Tanner and Sharonann; one sister, Dessima Butler, Sydney. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, two grandsons, Gordon and Louis, two sisters, Pearl Newell and Elizabeth Flight. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, 7-9 p.m. and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, notice to follow. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
DURNFORD, Marvin, 38,
Cape Breton Post, Monday June 24, 2002
The sudden death of Marvin Durnford occurred in Moncton, N.B., Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the age of 38. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., Sept. 12, 1963, he was the son of Arthur and Leah (LaFosse) Durnford of North Sydney. Marvin was an employee of Midland Transports head office in Moncton working in the Human Resources Department. He was an active volunteer with the Canadian Diabetes Association, a member of the New Brunswick Salmon Federation and was an avid fisherman. In earlier years, Marvin was involved with the 562 Cabot Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets in North Sydney.
Besides his parents he was survived by, his wife, Cheryl (Mouland) Durnford; son, James Leyte, Drayton Valley, Alta.; three sisters, Joanne (Buchanan) (Mike Hasselman), Karen Comeau (Damien) and Arlene Durnford, all of Moncton, N.B. Also maternal grandfather, Freeman LaFosse, Marystown, Nfld.; father and mother-in-law, Beatrice and Leo Mouland, Riverview, N.B. Marvin will also be sadly missed by nieces, Taija and Taylor and nephew, Chad. He was predeceased by a brother and sister in infancy; paternal grandparents, Harvey and Elma Durnford and maternal grandmother, Annie LaFosse. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 3 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
HERRIDGE, Rebecca E. 96,
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, June 6, 2002
Rebecca Elizabeth Herridge, 96, a resident of Cartwright Street, North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Piccart, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Piccott. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney, a member of ACW and of the Fulton Lodge, LOBA. Rebecca was also a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. Surviving are five sons, Murdock (Barbara), George (Beverly), Everett (Angela), all of North Sydney, Wilfred (Katherine) and Clayton (Josephine), both of Sydney Mines; two brothers, George (Thelma) Piccott and Garfield (Rose) Piccott, both of North Sydney; and sister, Dorothy Blagdon, North Sydney. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Thomas Herridge, daughter, Dorothy Rose, two children in infancy, two brothers, James and Arthur and sister, Carrie Shepherd. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney, with Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
HILLIER, Maurice, 87,
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, June 2, 2002
Maurice Hillier, 87, of 335 Borden St., Sydney, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Bay du Nord, Nfld., he was the son of the late Thomas and Edith (Banbury) Hillier. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. He retired as a foreman on the International Piers at Sydney Steel after more than 40 years of service. Maurice was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mae O'Neil, Brooklyn, N.Y. He will be sadly missed by his special nephew, David and Margie Farrell, Sydney, and special girls, Rebecca and Vivien, and by many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gertrude Farrell, brothers, Hubert and Gregory and by a sister, Olive. Visitation for the late Mr. Hillier will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Internment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
LAFOSSE, Lucy Mildred(Marsden),
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, June 18, 2002
We are saddened to announce the passing of Lucy Mildred (Marsden) LaFosse, North Sydney. She died peacefully at home Monday, June 17, 2002. Born in Ramea, Nfld., Feb. 7, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Marie Marsden (Kinslow). She moved to North Sydney from Newfoundland, where for the rest of her life, she cared for and raised her family. She was employed for a while at Marine Atlantic as a custodian and supervisor. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church in North Sydney. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Hartley. Also survived by children, George, North Sydney, David (Elizabeth), Sydney Mines, Donna (Bill Carroll), Ramea, Nfld., and Hartley (Darlene), North Sydney; three grandchildren, Angela Sawan (Abdul), Ontario, Billie Carroll, Ontario, and Lindsay LaFosse, North Sydney; brothers, Arthur (Robena), Harold (Betty), Cecil (Joyce), Edwin, and her sister, Marlene (George Augustus), all of Newfoundland, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation today (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, King Street, North Sydney, Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WALKER, Gladys C., 79,
Cape Breton Post, Monday, June 10, 2002
Gladys C. Walker, 79, of 750 Main St., Glace Bay, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Clara (Clarke) Lambert. Gladys will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay.
Gladys is survived by two daughters, Helen, at home, and Elaine (Mrs. Alf McGrath), Guelph, Ont.; three sons, Dave (Stephanie), Glace Bay, Merle and Wayne (Betsy), both of Hamilton; two brothers, Isaac "Ike" and Dorothy Lambert, Glace Bay and Bruce and Annie Lambert, Sand Lake; and sister, Edith Penny, Glace Bay; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Eugene L. Walker; son, Robert E. Walker; brothers, William, George, Bernard and Reginald; sister, Margaret; and two children in infancy. Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay (849-4505). Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anne's Church, Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Gladys, donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
WELLS, Alonzo W.
June 6, 1918-June 27, 2002
Cape Breton Post, Friday, June 28, 2002
Alonzo W. Wells, 84, of Reservoir Road, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Thursday, June 27, 2002. Alonzo was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., son of the late John William and Alice (Rose) Wells. He retired from the Cape Breton District School Board in 1983, after 31 years of service.
Alonzo is survived by three sons, Alonzo Jr. (Shirley), Stephen (Sandra) and John (Barbara), three daughters, Alberta, Mary (Ranny) and Darlene (Leo), all of Sydney; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dean Osmond (Wallace), Halifax, Cora Hillier, Ontario, and Muriel Scott (Gordon), Calgary; two brothers, Gus, Halifax and Albert, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (Hardy), three sisters, Ada, Sarah and Helen. Visitation for Alonzo Wells will be held today (Friday), June 28, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
YOUNG, Florence 82,
Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Florence Young, 82, of 39 Broadway, Sydney, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Spaniards Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Florence is survived by two sons, Ronald, Sydney, and James (Eileen), Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bully" Young and her sisters and brothers. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday 11 a.m. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com