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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2003


GULLAGE, Joseph L., 76
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, December 20, 2003
Joseph L. Gullage
, 76, a resident of Baird Street, North Sydney, passed away suddenly at home, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003. Born at Humber Mouth, Nfld., he was a son of the late John and Ascenth (Penny) Gullage. He was a chief officer with the Marine Atlantic vessels, retiring after 44 years of service. He served during the Second World War with the Merchant Navy. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and at one time active with the Married Couples Association and the church choir. He was a member of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

Surviving is a son, Robert (Betty) Gullage, Georges River; sister, Audrey (Carl) Sorenson, Riverview, N.B.; four grandchildren, Joanne (Jeff) Dion, Alyesford, N.S., Roberta, Greenwood, N.S., Christa, Waterville, N.S. and David, Charlottetown, N.S.; two great-grandchildren, Nadia and Emily. He was predeceased by his wife Hope (Sparkes) Gullage, an infant son and daughter, two brothers, William and Roland. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Anglican Memorial Church Fund.

Cape Breton Post, Saturday, December 6, 2003
- Martha MacLeod
, 96, of Seaview Manor and formerly of Port Caledonia passed away Thursday Dec. 4, 2003, at the manor. Born in Pooles Cove, Fortune Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ellen (Bambury) Williams. Martha was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel Glace Bay and the League of Mercy, Home League. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Martha is survived by sons, David, Glace Bay, and Ross, Toronto, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Gus MacLeod, sons, Sheldon and Edison, nine sisters and two brothers. Visitation for Martha MacLeod will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel with Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating. Interment will be in St. Lukes Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Martha's memory may be made to Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay.

Cape Breton Post, Monday, January 5, 2004
- Rose McSween
, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., Rose was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret McIsaac. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, New Victoria. Rose is survived by her husband of 58 years, George; daughters, Rosemary, Peggy (Charles) MacLellan, Paula (Jody) Rizzo, all of New Waterford and sons, George (Marguerite), New Waterford, Joe (Margaret Anne), Stony Plain, Alta., John (Heather), Spruce Grove, Alta., Alex (Marguerite), Kevin (Karen), Lawrence (Maureen), all of New Victoria, Lloyd (Claudette) of Victoria Mines. Rose will be sadly missed by her 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and also by a special niece, Anita Martell. Rose is also survived by her sister, Nora (Mae) McLeod, New Waterford. Rose was predeceased by brothers, Pius, Louis, Jimmy, Archie, Willy and Angus McIsaac. Visitation took place Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. ( Funeral mass to celebrate Rose's life, will be held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria, officiated by Rev. Jim Attwood. Interment in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Rest in Peace Gentle Lady"

Cape Breton Post, Saturday, December 6, 2003
- George Stanley Scott
, 64, of Centreville, Kings County, formerly of Coldbrook, Kings County, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Corner Brook, Nfld., he was a son of the late Fred and Leona (Lemoine) Scott. He had been employed with Canada Packers for several years. He enjoyed playing the guitar and especially enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Mazie Harris, Centreville; two sons, Andrew, Port Williams, Kings County, and Jamie, Chipman Corner, Kings County; nine sisters, Gertrude (John) Kelly, Sydney Mines, Lil "Theresa", Jean, Janet, Maureen, Edie, Mary, Debbie and Madelyn Scott, North Sydney; four brothers, Raymond (Mickey), Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Tom (Carolyn), Halifax, Fred, Ontario, and Dennis, North Sydney; seven grandchildren, Joey, Michelle, Jeremy, Gregory, Samantha, Damien and Andrew; one great-grandson, Thorin; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara and Cathy, three sons, Frankie, Joey and George Jr., one brother in infancy, three grandchildren, Amanda, Tracey and Devin. There will be no visitation by family request. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in the W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Fr. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses or the Valley Regional Hospital-Medical Unit. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

Cape Breton Post, Friday, December 12, 2003

- It is with broken hearts, deepest sorrow and the greatest respect, that we, the family of Margaret Sheppard (nee Smith), announce the passing of a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend. Margaret passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Millville, Codroy Valley, Nfld., Margaret was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Annie Smith and the late Benedict Smith. Margaret was dedicated to her family and had an exceptional spirit and love of life. Mom reached out to all and passed on many of life's lessons to her children. Margaret was a member of both Whitney Pier Legion, Branch 128 and the ladies auxiliary. She served for many years as president and treasurer of the ladies auxiliary. Recently, she was honoured with the Meritorious Service Award, the highest award presented within the Royal Canadian Legion.

Margaret was predeceased by her father, Benedict Smith, brother, Joseph, sister, Geraldine and a granddaughter in infancy. Margaret is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Clyde; children, Elaine Kozera (Stanley), Sydney, Allen (Judy), Hamilton, Shirley Martin (Kenneth), Brampton, Joseph (Karen), Hammonds Plains, Shawn (Sandra), Coxheath, and Laurie Walker (Timothy), Sydney; grandchildren, Trevor Kozera (Joyce), Beverly Nicholson (Jamie), Dale Marie Angus (Terry), Jeffory Martin, Jeannette Lee Martin, Emily, Lindsay, Kurt, Justin, Jason and Greg Sheppard and Mason and Liam Walker; great-grandchildren, Brett Nicholson, Cougar Lee and Doyle Angus, Ronnie MacDonald, Michael MacDonald, Abbie MacDonald and Jessica Sheppard. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Annie Smith, Newfoundland; sisters, Bridget Downey, Marie Downey, Matilda Ryan and Rita MacIsaac, Newfoundland and Jean Henry, Hay River, N.W.T.; brothers, Edward, Vince and Gerard, Newfoundland, Allan, New Brunswick, and Jerome, Ontario. Arrangements are entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Albans Anglican Church, Whitney Pier, Friday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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