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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2002


BANFIELD, Stephen Leonard
Cape Breton Post, November 18, 2002

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Stephen Leonard Banfield, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002. Born in Frenchman's Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Hannah (Grandy) Banfield. Stephen was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the merchant marines. He was employed as a rigger in Halifax shipyards until his retirement in 1980, at which time he moved to Ingonish, Cape Breton. He enjoyed camping and until his 75th birthday, he spent his summers at Englishtown Ridge where he was nicknamed "The Mayor." Stephen enjoyed violin music and Newfoundland music. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, Ingonish.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Theresa; daughters, Gladys (Ronald) Shatford, Hubbards, Shirley Banfield, Halifax; son, William (Cheryl) Banfield, Windsor; stepdaughter, Sarah Murphy, Ingonish; stepson, Steven (Gloria) Whitty, Ingonish; sisters, Lottie Rideout, Newfoundland, Esther Grandy, Toronto; brother, Murray Grandy, Fort McMurray; grandchildren, Ralph, Lori, Angela, Jason, Stephanie, Vanessa, Melissa, Tyler, Debbie, Michael and Kenneth; 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Clara; a daughter in infancy; daughter-in-law, Ellen Banfield; and son-in-law, Dennis Murphy. Visitation for the late Mr. Banfield will be held today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in St. John's Anglican Church, Ingonish, Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Burial in St. John's Anglican Cemetery. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Ingonish or a charity of one's choice.

FOUGERE, Clara Fougere
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, November 21, 2002
Clara C. Fougere, 86
, formerly of Sydney, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born in Codroy, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Evans. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel. She is survived by her three sons, William (Margaret), Halifax, Terry (Carol), Codroy, and Gordon (Janice), Ottawa; brothers, Terry, Winnipeg, George, St. John's; her grandchildren, David, Michelle and Caitlin, Ottawa, and Angela and Craig, Codroy. She was predeceased by sisters, Myra, Amelia, brothers, Ralph, Jack, Chesley and Raymond. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. The funeral will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Chard officiating. Interment to take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Alban's Anglican Church, Sydney, or Northwood Foundation, 2515 Northwood Terrace, Halifax.

LAMBERT, Isaac B. "Ike" Lambert, 82,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, November 16, 2002
Isaac B. "Ike" Lambert
of 30 Collins St., Glace Bay, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was born in Victoria, Nfld., and was a son of George and Clara (Clarke) Lambert. Ike came to Glace Bay at an early age and first worked with the Dominion Coal Company and later Devco. He also worked as a carpenter foreman with J.W. Stephens Lumber and the Louisbourg restoration project. He also worked for a period of time at the Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant. Anyone who knew Ike became abundantly aware of his love and passion for music. He sang with Holy Cross and St. Anthony's choirs and for the last 23 years was a member of St. Anne's Parish and the choir. He was also a Fourth Degree member of the Glace Bay Council Knights of Columbus. Ike was a founding member of the Men of the Deeps and received a doctor of letters degree while with the chorus.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy "Doe" Gouthro; two sons, Bert (Louise), Sydney Mines, and Eymard (Sheila), Ottawa; two daughters, Norma (Sander) MacMullin, Sydney, Ave Maria (Ken Lavoie), Ottawa; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce, Sand Lake; and a sister, Edith Penney, Glace Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Carol, as well as four brothers, Bill, George, Bern and Reg, two sisters, Margaret and Gladys. Visitation will be in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Anne's Church. The Glace Bay Council Knights of Columbus are asked to attend a prayer service Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Ike loved his music and flowers, but above all he loved his family.

LARKHAM, Sarah Jane
Cape Breton Post, November 18, 2002
Sarah Jane (Rose) Larkham, 81
, of Charlottes Guest Home, and formerly of Dolphin Crescent, Glace Bay, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in the guest home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Victoria, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Minnie Rose. She was an adherent of Epworth United Church. Sarah loved bingo and kicking up her heels to a good Newfoundland jig.

Sarah is survived by a special son, Leonard (Shirley) Larkham, Glace Bay; daughters, Velma (Al) Allan, of Alberta, Mary, of Ontario, Wallace, of Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Larkham; daughter, Rita (Aucoin) Larkham. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St. with Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

O'DEA, Clara Loretta, 80,
Cape Breton Post, November 28, 2002
Clara L. O'Dea, 80
, of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Annie (Keeping) Bragg. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. She is survived by four daughters, Mary (Jim) Nichols, Hazel Walsh (Kevin Leighton), Judy Gillis (Russell MacKinnon), all of Sydney, and Doreen (Bill) Kowal, Dartmouth; two sons, Michael (Shirley), and Edwin (Brenda), all of Sydney; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Clare Godbout, New Hampshire. Clara was predeceased by her husband, Michael Joseph O'Dea, and three daughters. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church 9 a.m. Friday with Fr. Anthony O'Connor officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Condolences may be sent to the family at

SAUNDERS, Albert (Al) Baxter, 75,
Cape Breon Post, Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Albert (Al) Baxter Saunders, 75
, of Sydney, passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Gambo, Nfld., he was a son of the late Robert and Ethel Saunders. He was a member of First United Church, Sydney, and he was a Shriner. Al is survived by his loving wife, Clarice; son, David (Susan), Ontario; daughter, Roxanne (Alex), also in Ontario; two grandchildren, Kirk and Alyssa. Al is survived by one brother, Howard; four sisters, Kathleen, Phyllis, Ethel and Betty. He was predeceased by one sister, Elsie. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in First United Church, 105 Whitney Ave., Sydney at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Respects may be paid following the service. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at

SKINNER, Daisy (Roberts), 88,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, November 7, 2002
Daisy (Roberts) Skinner
, born May 24, 1914, in Burlington, Nlfd., passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Hospital, November 5, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Richard Skinner; much loved mother to Richard (Donna) Halifax, David (Donna) Glace Bay; loving Nannie to Darlene (Tim), Leanne (Mike) and Devin; great grandmother to Katie and Matthew. She was predeceased by her parents, Edmund and Bessie (Losh) Roberts; brothers, Lawrence and Freddie. Daisy will be dearly missed by her sisters and brothers in Ontario, Belle, widow of Arch Thomas, Mayme, Mrs. Fred Cooling, Elizabeth, widow of Dr. W. H. Newhook, Evelyn, Mrs. Earl Payne, Jeanette, Mrs. James Gifford, William (Amelia), Eddie (Irene). Daisy leaves behind many relatives and friends in Ontario, Nlfd and Glace Bay, especially at Warden United Church where she devoted her life to many aspects of church work. A service to celebrate Daily's life will be held at Warden United Church on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Rev Laurie MacCuish officiating. In lieu of flowers a donation to Warden United Church would be greatly appreciated.
"To know her is to love her"

THOMSON, Rebecca (Nellie)
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, November 28, 2002

It is with great sorrow and deepest regret that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Rebecca, 45 Railway St., Glace Bay, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002. Born in Springdale, Nfld., Rebecca was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (Young) Grant. She is survived by eight sons, Chummy (Margie), Joe (Linda), Jerry (Linda), Jack (Veronica), Billy (Rose), Les, Joss (Susan), and Paul; seven daughters, Marie (Russell), Marlie (Joe), Patsy (Rick, deceased), Sharon (Tom), Heather (Dave), Vera (Raymond) and Pam (Wayne); brother, Rob; sister, Minnie; stepsiblings, Ron, Dutch and Alice. Rebecca is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Rebecca was predeceased by her husband, Charlie in 1974, granddaughters, Chrissy and Laurie Ann, sisters, Toots and Annie, brother, Willie, stepbrothers, Les, Freddie and Gord. Rebecca's quick wit and sense of humour will be sadly missed. Her great strength and strong will was appreciated and recognized by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 7-9 p.m. (No afternoon visitation). Mass of Resurrection will be held Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., St. John's Parish, West Ave., Glace Bay.
Rest in eternal peace, MA, we love you.

VOUTIER, Irene Voutier 81,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Thursday, November 21, 2002
Irene Voutier, 81
, a resident of 3 Beacon Crescent, North Sydney, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at her home. Born in Pass Island, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Berthina (Strickland) Fudge. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and of the Orange Lodge, LOBA. Surviving are two sons, Keith (Carlyn), Florence, and Gary (Ellie), Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; three daughters, Cecilia (Ronald) MacPhee, Sydney Mines, Margaret (Terrance) MacIsaac, Toronto, Ont., and Phyllis Reid, Sydney Mines; three stepsons, Max (Shirley), Sydney Mines, Stan (Judy), Balls Creek, and Eric (Verna), Scarborough, Ont.; two stepdaughters, Myrtle Savoie and Doreen Johnstone, both of Coburg, Ont.; one sister, Margaret (Jobe) Williams, North Sydney. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Cecil Voutier, daughter, Carol Walsh, granddaughter, Joanne Walsh, stepson, Fred Voutier, three sisters, Minnie, Lillian and Phyllis, three brothers, Philip, Morgan and William. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday) in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

WATSON, Mary Adeline, 85
New Waterford/Boisdale
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Mary Adeline Watson, 85
, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the New Waterford Hospital. Born in Millville, Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Captain Dan Martin and Matilda (Gale) Martin. Mary was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. She enjoyed playing cards. Surviving are three daughters, Delores (Mrs. Alex Kennedy), Gardiner Road, Oblena (Mrs. Tony Luedee) and Marilyn (Mrs. Jack Reid), both of New Waterford; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Oswald; sister, Margaret Doyle and a brother, John. Visitation today (Wednesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford (862-6439). Funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., Mount Carmel Church, Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery, Boisdale. Donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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