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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2002


FORD, Winnifred Ford
Cape Breton Post, Monday, September 9, 2002
North Sydney
Miss Winnifred Ford
, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Sydney Mines, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at the residence. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Benjamine and Agnes (Sexton) Ford, and was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Edith MacLean Mercer, Mae Abbott, Maude Kohlman; and brothers, George, Bert, Fred, Walter; and her friend, Alex Bulley. Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

HICKMAN, Jessie Margaret (Miller), 93
Cape Breton Post - 9 Sep 2002

Beloved Mom, Grammy and G.G. passed away peacefully at the QE II Hospital in Halifax on Sept. 6, 2002, from a sudden illness. Born in Newfoundland on July 29, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen (Wells) Miller. She resided in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Deeply family-oriented, Jessie took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid games-player, she taught three generations the art of cribbage. Jessie will be fondly remembered for her generosity, warm hospitality, great sense of humour and ability to laugh at herself. She was an active participant in The Dusty Sneakers elderobics group at the YMCA into her nineties. A strong swimmer and regular walker, she enjoyed painting, bowling and playing catch. She taught us to be thankful to God for everything we have.

She is survived by her son, Carl and wife Agnes (Cox) Hickman, Sydney; daughter, Irene and husband Byron Reid, Halifax; grandchildren Carl and Greg Hickman, David, Peter and Cheryl Reid and great-grandchildren Andrew, Rebekah and Simon Reid. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin; son, Robert; and grandson, Allan Hickman. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. *

JANES, Leslie (Les) 65,
Cape Breton Post, Saturday, September 7, 2002
Les Janes
, 65, East Broadway, Sydney, passed away peacefully in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Friday, Sept. 6, 2002. Les, born in Whitburn, Nfld., was the son of the late Martin and Leah (Parsons) Janes. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Boutilier), four step-children, Al, Debbie, Gail and Ann and sister, Jennie Anthony, Newfoundland. Besides his parents, Les was predeceased by daughter, Karen, son Robert, sisters, Hazel, Dorothy, Elizabeth and Clarice, brother, Edward and one grandchild. He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. Alban's Anglican Church Tuesday 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment will be in Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at

NICHOLS, Charles, 80
Cape Breton Post  - 3 Sept 2002
Charles W. Nichols
, 80, of Victoria Road, Sydney, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 31, 2002, at Harbourview Hospital, Sydney Mines.

Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., he was a son of the late George and Wilhelmina (French) Nichols. He was a member of St. Alban's Parish, Whitney Pier. Charlie was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier. Charlie was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Union, working at Sydney Steel Plant for 41 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed his summers at Ben Eoin Beach, he also enjoyed darts and bowling. Charlie was a member of Club 55 and the Sydney Pensioners Club.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marion (Clarke); one son, Wayne (Corinne MacDonald); one grandson, Joshua; one grand­daughter, Kimberly, all of Sydney. Also surviving are sisters, Sue Gushue, Edna Dobson and Babe Hollohan of Sydney, Nellie Ellis, Catherine Bailey and Elizabeth Creber of Ontario; one brother, Walter of Sydney. Charlie was predeceased'by two brothers, Gerald and Wesley; three sisters, Hazel, Viola Smith and Dorothy Brophy. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in St. Alban's Church Wednesday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Charlie will be sadly missed by all, but never forgotten. Condolences may be sent to the family at *

SIBLEY, Irene, 92
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post  - 20 Sept 2002
Irene Sibley
, 92, a resident of Foundry Street, North Sydney, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Northside Community Guest Home.

Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Frances Julia (Bird) Hatcher. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving is her son, Eric (Doris) Sibley, North Sydney; daughter, Joyce (Herman) O'Connell, Cardinal, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Blair, Stephen, Wendy, Karen, Wayne, Tony and Gary and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Sibley, granddaughter, Hope O'Connell Schaefer, grandson, Darren Sibley, an infant grandchild, five sisters, Elizabeth, Alma Hann, Florence Bungay, Louise Bungay Caron and Hilda Voutier, five brothers, Thomas Hatcher, William Hatcher, James Bungay, Alec Bungay and Wilson Bungay. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice. *

Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Nina Wadman, 78
, of 253 Brookside St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family, Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., June 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William and Keziah (Taylor) Burt. Nina was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. She enjoyed knitting and reading as a pastime. As well she loved to spend time with family and friends.

She will be sadly missed by sons, Joe (Doreen) Hatcher, Inverness, Wade (Marlene) Wadman, Salt Springs, Gerald (Debbi) Wadman, Glace Bay, Donnie Wadman and Sheldon Wadman, both of Sydney; brother, James (Hilda) Burt, St. John's, Nfld. and sister, Cassie (Fabian) Brushett, Glace Bay; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husbands, Joseph Hatcher and Robert Wadman, brother, Clyde (Catherine "Beanie") Burt, daughter, Carol, in infancy and grandson, Robert "Bobbie" Wadman. Visitation for Mrs. Wadman will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Rev. Doug Chard will be officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

WHALEN, Michael J., 91,
Cape Breton Post, Friday, September 13, 2002
Michael Joseph Whalen, 91 of Columbia Street, Sydney
, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Holyrood, Nfld., he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary Frances (Targett) Whalen. He was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. He was employed at Sydney Steel Corporation in the Blast Furnace Dept. for 49 years retiring in 1976. Mike was a wonderful family man who put all his heart into both his work, his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter, Louise and son, Michael (Irene), both of Sydney. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Gushue, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Josephine Wall and a brother, Edward (Cassie), all of Sydney; two grandchildren, Michael (Donna) and Stephen (Debbie), both of Sydney; great-granddaughter, Michelle; along with five step great-grandchildren and his special canine companion, Patches. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mabel; brother, Patrick; brother, David and sister Annie, both in infancy. Visitation for the late Mr. Whalen will take place Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.



Page Contributed by Bill Cook

* Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre

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

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