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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2003


INKPEN, Victoria Grace 87
Cape Breton Post,     Friday, June 13, 2003
Grace Inkpen, 87
, of Westmount, passed peacefully away June 10, 2003, at the MacGillivary Guest Home. Born in Burin, Nfld., on June 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late George and Emily Moulton, Whitney Pier. Mrs. Inkpen is survived by her husband, Leonard; son, George (Anne Marie) Beasley, Ontario; two stepdaughters; six stepsons; two sisters, Jessie Mitchell, Fall River, Hazel (Richard) Inkpen, Fairview; three brothers, Scott, Fall River, George (Sadie) Moulton, Lower Sackville, Fred (Myrtle) Moulton, Toronto. She will be sadly missed by all including several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grace was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil Beasley and son, Guy Beasleym sister, Ladona Mayom brothers, Richard Moulton and Clyde Moulton. Arrangements entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. To respect the wishes of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A family service will be held at MacGillivary Guest Home Chapel, Sydney, today (Friday), 1 p.m. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Hann and Fr. Michael Rankin officiating. Donations in Grace's memory may be made to the MacGillivary Guest Home or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

MACDONALD, Gertrude 85
New Waterford
Cape Breton Post,     Friday, June 20, 2003

It is with noted sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Gertrude MacDonald on Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the New Waterford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Gertrude was a resident of Maple Hill Manor and a former resident of Connor Street, New Waterford. Born in Searston, Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (White) O'Quinn. She was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club as well as a member of St. Agnes Church. Gertrude loved to cook, bake bread, play cards and knit. She enjoyed music, and loved to visit her beloved birthplace, Newfoundland. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan (Neil) MacKenzie, Lorraine (Bob) Kervin, Diane (Dan Hugh) McLellan and Mary Poirier, all of New Waterford, Margie (Gary) Lemmond, Barrie, Ont., Debbie (Dave) Jessop, Halifax, N.S., and Dale (Glen) MacDonald, Scarborough, Ont.; sons, Eddie (Mary Lou), Leitches Creek, Jed (Beth), Toronto, Ronnie, Branford, Gary (Sheila), Gordie (Julie), and David, all of Barrie, Ont.; as well as a special grandson, Bill Kervin, Japan. She will be sadly missed by her 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Gertrude is also survived by her sisters, Annie Smith, Westmount, and Margaret Britstone, Toronto; and a brother, Robert (Pauline) O'Quinn, New Waterford; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Allan D. MacDonald, son, Roderick Alexander, sisters, Rita Gardiner, Mary Campbell, Elizabeth Ryan, Theresa Brewer and Bertha O'Quinn, brothers, Lawrence, Joe and John. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacDonald will take place today (Friday, June 20) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home (862-7500), 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Agnes Church, New Waterford, with Fr. Bill Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Gertrude's name to Maple Hill Manor. Online condolences will be forwarded to the family at

Cape Breton Post,     Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Roletta Evelyn MacLeod
of Columbia Street, Sydney, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Monday, June 9, 2003. Born on April 4, 1912, in Channel-Port-Aux Basques, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Minnie Bertha Poole and Gower Bruce Bragg and the wife of the late Paul Alexander MacLeod. Evelyn spent her early years in Channel, Nlfd., before moving to Sydney in 1929. Over the years, she was active in many organizations, such as the Central School Home and School Association, the First United Church UCW, Hardwood Hill Cemetery Auxiliary and the Ann Martin Auxiliary of the Sydney City Hospital. Evelyn was a past Noble Grand of the Martha Rebekah Lodge, Sydney.

Surviving are her daughters, Joan Fiander, Sydney, and Deanna, Cornwallis, N.S.; son, Paul (Diane), Sydney; sisters, Melida (Donnie) MacDonald, Sydney, Ada (Cyril) Walsh, Sardis, B.C., Ruth (David) Quirk, Birch Grove; grandchildren, Paula Fiander, Victoria, B.C., Bradley (Colleen) Fiander, New Glasgow, Alanna MacIntyre, Gloucester Point, Virginia, and Ainsley, Teagan and Iain MacLeod, Sydney; great-grandsons, Benjamin Avery and Breton and Cameron Fiander as well as many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 1984, brothers, Russell, Nathan, Nelson and Arthur, sisters, Yvonne Fiander-Doyle, Helen Leyman and Annie in childhood. A wonderful and loving mother and grandmother, Evelyn will be remembered as a kind, generous and caring individual by all whose lives she touched. She will also be missed by special close friends, Ann Penny and Rita Dean. The late Evelyn MacLeod will have visitation at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral will be held at First United Church, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. At a later date, a private family interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. By request, family flowers only. Memorials may be made to First United Church, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (MRI fund) or the Cancer Treatment Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family at

NICHOLSON, Kathleen 84
New Waterford
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, June 14, 2003

We regretfully announce the passing of Kathleen Nicholson of 3142 Nicholson Ave., New Waterford, at the New Waterford Hospital, Friday, June 13, 2003, surrounded by her family. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Carter) MacIsaac. Kathleen was a member of Mount Carmel Church. She is survived by her daughters, Myrna Collier (Amos), Halifax, Lorelle Nason (Peter), Grand Bay, N.B., and Alice Nicholson, Glace Bay; sons, Anthony, Weldon (Rose), Gregory and Bradley, all of New Waterford, and Ray (Sharon), Edmonton. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Margaret MacIsaac, Hamilton, Ont., Anne Yarema, Ohio, and Georgina MacNeil, Reserve Mines; and brother, Gus MacIsaac, New Waterford; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Allan Nicholson, sisters, Shirley Edwards and Dorothy MacIsaac, and brothers, Walter MacIsaac and Billy MacIsaac. By her request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m., in Mount Carmel Church, with Fr. Donald MacGillivray officiating. A reception will follow at the Carmel Centre. Interment will follow the reception in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, New Waterford, N.S. E-mail condolences will be forwarded to the family at

WARREN, Willard Ainsley
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, June 07, 2003

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Willard Ainsley Warren, 80, of Taigh Na Mara and formerly of Passchendaele on Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Willard was one of the original residents of Taigh Na Mara. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was the son of the late George and Jerusha (Uloth) Warren. Willard was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation retiring from No. 26 Colliery after several years of service. He was a veteran of the army in the Second World War. Willard was an Honor Member of the Army and Navy, Unit 246, Glace Bay and 217, New Waterford.

Willard is survived by his former wife, Gladys Burte. He will be sadly missed by daughters, Dianne (Chris) Anderson, Glace Bay and Lillian (Art) Driscoll; son, Willard (Bill) Warren, Ont.; grandchildren, Julia Anderson and Victoria MacDonald; longtime companion, Agnes Dixon and family, Juanita and Bernie Steele, Flora and Gary Noel; stepchildren, Rob (Dorothy) Murray and Charlie (Patsy) Murray. Willard was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Helen Denny, Martha Drinkwater, Flo Boutilier and Irene Swartzack, brothers, Johnny, Gerald, Harold and Ivan. Willard will be missed by his many friends and staff at Taigh Na Mara. Visitation for Willard will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service Monday at 2 p.m. both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Bernice Spracklin will be officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations In Willard's memory may be made to a charity of choice.

Brewster, Mass.
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, June 14, 2003
Rita L. (Power) Yakimchuk, 66
, a longtime Brewster resident, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her home. Mrs. Yakimchuk was born in Tompkins, Nfld. She was co-owner of Chucks Pools. She enjoyed painting watercolours of birds and being with her granddaughter. She was a proud Liberal. Survivors include her husband, Charles J. Yakimchuk; a daughter, Kimberly A. Gaughran, Brewster, Mass.; a brother, Jerome Power, Sydney, N.S.; a sister, Mary Tighe, River Ryan; and her granddaughter. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home, South Yarmouth, Mass. A funeral mass is at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church, Route 28, West Harwich. Burial is in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the ACLU or to VNA Hospice, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, Mass., 026660.



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