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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2002

 

CORBETT, Margaret Elizabeth, 82,
Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, March 30, 2002

It is with beautiful sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Margaret Corbett, age 82, on Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Carbonnear, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude (Antle) Quinn. Margaret resided at Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of 1406 Victoria Road, Sydney, N.S. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Holy Redeemer CWL and the Whitney Pier Bowling Club. Margaret was an avid card player, enjoying 30 years in the Monday Night Ladies Club. She was employed as a house mother at Urquhart Hall, City of Sydney Hospital.

Surviving are her daughters, Priscilla (John) Waddel, Scarborough, and Colleen MacPherson (Bob Planetta), Sydney; sons, E. James (Joyce), Parkville, B.C., Patrick, Toronto, Ont., and Melvin P., Jed (Barb) and Shaun (Lillian), Sydney; daughter-in-law, Joan Corbett, Sydney; sister, Marcella Hollahan, Kitchen, Ont.; brothers, Richard Quinn, Nfld., and Melvin Quinn, New Waterford; stepbrother, Kevin Quinn, Sydney; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, James B., son, Ron and brother, James Quinn. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel , Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Christian Celebration of her life on Monday, 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


CULLEN, Margaret P., 90,
Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, March 14, 2002
Margaret Penney Cullen
, 90, of 244 Champlain Ave., Sydney, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Born at Harbour Maine, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Johanna (Dwyer) Penney. She was a resident of the United States for 70 years and returned to Cape Breton in 1995. She is survived by her brother, Edward (Deila), Sydney; and also a number of nieces and nephews including Joan Lush, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1993, brothers, Steve and Bill and sister, Mary. The late Mrs. Cullen will have no visitation as cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.


FARR, Aletha (Dwyer), 83,
Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Friday, March 1, 2002
Aletha Farr
, 83, Xavier Drive, formerly of Prince Street, Sydney, wife of the late Arthur Roland Farr, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Wednesday, February 27, 2002. Born in Bay Roberts, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Ethel Mae (Mercer) Dwyer. She was a member of the Salvation Army. Aletha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughters, Mae (Gorden) Sparkes, Betty (Gerry) Giusti, Sandra (Stephen) Wells, Marie Farr, Christine (Kenny) Redquest, and Heather Hanna, all of Sydney and Shirley (Wayne) Moore , Lower Sackville, N.S.; sons, George (Jessie), Lower Sackville, Roland (Sandra) and Gordon (Judy), Sydney; daughters-in-law, Joanne and Cecilia; 34 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Arthur Roland, Aletha was predeceased by sons, John and Tom; six sisters and two brothers. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Friday) 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Whitney Pier, Saturday 10 a.m., with Captain Morris Vincent and Wanda Vincent officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


FARRELL, Tom, 61,
Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, Monday, March 25, 2002
Thomas Philip Farrell
, 61, of 149 Grove St., Sydney, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 22, 2002, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born at Bay du Nord, Nfld., he was the son of Mrs. Pearl Farrell of Whitney Pier and the late Pius Farrell. He was a well-known car salesman with Steel City Sales, and later with MacIntyre Chev. Olds. Tom was a volunteer supporter of Horizon Achievement Centre in Sydney. "Poppy" was deeply devoted to his four young grandchildren who returned his fond affection.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, the former Rochelle Gillis; daughters, Denise (Dan) Bentley, Dartmouth, Dana, at home; a son, Douglas, at home; also by his grandchildren, Philip, Amy, Sarah Jane, Thomas; sisters, Gertie (Don) DiCesare, Corner Brook, Nfld., Jane (Terry) Crawley, Sydney, and Bernadette (Graham) MacDougall, Sydney. Visitation for the late Mr. Farrell will be held Sunday, March 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to Palliative Care or the VON. Funeral arrangements entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.


PEARCEY, Gerald S. (Joe)
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, March 30, 2002
Gerald Samuel (Joe) Pearcey
, resident of MacPhee Drive, North Sydney, passed away peacefully, Thursday March 28, 2002, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Lewisporte, Nfld., he was a son of the late William and Emily (Downey) Pearcey. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army. He was employed as a stevedore with CN Marine in North Sydney for many years and later in the construction industry as a carpenter with union local No. 1588.

Surviving are his wife, Jean (Totten) Pearcey; one daughter, Cheryl (Tom) McCarthy, Halifax; one son, Gerald (Corinne), North Sydney; four granddaughters, Beverly, Cheryl Lynn, Megan and Ashley; five sisters, Lorraine (Luke) Rogers, North Sydney, Jackie (John) Bragg, Sydney Mines, Margaret (Adrian) Jessome, Sydney Mines, Rose (Alec) Dupont, North Sydney, Cathy (Lewis) Parsons, Rose Blanche, Nfld.; four brothers, Ken (Marg), Bowmanville, Ont.; Robert and James, both of Elliot Lake, Ont.; David (Alice), Frankville, N.S. "Gerald's family was very important to him and he will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren." He was predeceased by his brother, William. There will be no visitation by request.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of one's choice.


THOMEY, Margaret M., 84,
Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Friday, March 8, 2002
Margaret M. Thomey, 84
, of Windsor Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Ryan) Thomey. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier. She was employed with the Nova Scotia Power Corp. from 1957-1982, when she retired. Prior to this, she worked at Woolworth's on Charlotte Street. Margaret love to go bowling in those days. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack, with whom she resided, Henry (Harry) and William (Bill).

Visitation for the late Miss Thomey will be Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 2nd Level. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church. Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations can be made in her memory to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

 

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