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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2003

 

COLSON, Howard - 72
Sydney
Cape Breton Post    20 May 2003
Howard Colson
, 72 of Sydney, formerly of Newfoundland, passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sandy Point, Nfld., he was the son of the late Peter and Beatrice (Keeping) Colson of Newfoundland. He was a member of Moose Lodge, and worked with the Ontario Government Water Sewage Treatment Plant. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier.

Howard was a loving father and husband. He is survived by his wife, Sonya; adopted daughter, Gina, Toronto; daughters, Kristal and Brianna, both at home; adopted sons, Robert and Kevin, both of Ontario; sons, Derek and Francis, both of Sydney and Bruce, Alaska. He will be sadly missed by his brothers; sister; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday), 12-2 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Grant Janes officiating. Burial at Eastmount Cemetery.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)


DINHAM, Kathleen - 75
NORTH SYDNEY
Cape Breton Post May 29 - 2003
Kathleen Dinham
, 75, a resident of Thistle Drive, North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, Halifax.
Born in Stone's Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Lucy Pope. Kathleen was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, and was active in her community as a volunteer canvasser for several charitable organizations.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis W. Dinham; three sons, Terry (Diane) and Craig (Edie), both of North Sydney, and Glen (Diana), Dartmouth; three daughters, Alma, Halifax, Christine (David), Vancouver, and Joanne (Joe), Dartmouth; brother, William Pope, St. John's, Nfld.; eight grandchildren, Dawn, Leanne, Daniel, Tera, Nicole, Madison, Connor and Andrew; great­grandchildren, Jade, Julien and Kendra. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mildren Osmond and Hattie Cox. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Weldon Smith officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
A mother like you, Is precious and few, So I give this angel, To watch over you.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)


FRICKER, Beatrice Fricker 94,
Neil's Harbour
Cape Breton Post,     Monday, May 19, 2003
Beatrice Fricker, 94
, a resident of the Highland Manor, Neil's Harbour, died May 16, 2003, at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Born at Isle aux Morte, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Lawrence. A member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by three sons, Ivan (Jane), Joe (Helen), both of Neil's Harbour, Rindress (Helen), Sydney; two daughters, Ethel Budge, Highland Manor, Loretta Smith, Neil's Harbour; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur on March 26, 1983; brothers, Jack, Bill and Jim and sisters, Trifina, Rose and Florence. Visitation was held in All Souls Chapel, Neil's Harbour on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held today, 2:30 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, with Rev. Brenda Drake MacDonald officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home will be in the parish cemetery.


GREEN, Angus James 77,
North Sydney
Cape Breton Post,     Tuesday, May 13, 2003

With sadness we announce the death of Angus James Green, 77, a resident of Taigh Solais Nursing Home, Northside General Hospital, formerly of 84 Brook St., North Sydney, on Monday, May 12, 2003. Born in English Harbour West, Nfld., Angus was the son of the late John and Esther (Barnes) Green.

At a very young age Angus went to sea and continued to work on and around boats all his life until his retirement in 1990. Angus was a veteran of the Second World War and having served in the Merchant Marines.

Angus is survived by four daughters, Yvonne (George Power), North Sydney, Frances (Wayne) Seastrom, Kansas, Carol (Brian) Lewis, Margaree, Nancy (Dave) Lazier, Alberta; one son, John (Ina) Green, Leitches Creek; one sister, Ella (Richard) Methvin, Florida; three brothers, Ron (Lorraine), Tom (Nell), both of North Sydney, Lewis (Jean), P.E.I.; seven grandchildren; also by many nieces and nephews. Angus was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathleen (Yorke) Green and an infant brother and sister. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Angus' memory to Taigh Solais Nursing Home, Northside General Hospital or to a charity of one's choice.


HOOPER, Gladys 98, Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post,     Monday, May 26, 2003
Gladys Hooper, 98
, a resident of Seaview Manor, and formerly of Marion Street, Glace Bay, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the manor. Born in Long Beach, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Roseanna Fry. Gladys was a member of Epworth United Church, York Street, Glace Bay. Gladys is survived by her only son, Albert (Joyce) Hooper, Glace Bay; three grandchildren, Gary, Glace Bay. Glenn (Betty-Lou) Hooper, Howie Centre, Gail (Gordon) Leighton, Sydney Forks; one great-grandchild, Tylor Hooper and two step great-grandchildren, Khalil Abou-Hamad and Selima Abou-Hamad, Howie Centre. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Hooper; one sister and three brothers. Visitation for the late Gladys Hooper will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2003 from 1 p.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay with Rev. Bernice Spracklin officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


HORNE, Anne Marie (MacIsaac) - 90
Sydney River
Cape Breton Post    May 14 - 2003
Anne Marie Horne
, 90, of 17 Riverdale Dr., formerly of 115 Buckingham Dr., passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Bay of Isles, St. Mary's, Nfld., on Dec. 22, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Margaret (Meehan) MacIsaac. She worked many years in Toronto hospitals and nursing homes as a caregiver. She also worked at Harry Horne's factory in Toronto during the 1940s and 50s.

She is survived by her sister Peggy, Mrs. Al D'Angelo, Royal Oak, Mich.; and two nephews, Gary, U.S.A., and David, British Columbia. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Harry Horne, Newmarket, Ont., three sisters Theresa, Sydney, Mary, U.S.A., and Sr. Justina, Bethany Antigonish, two brothers, David and Clem, Bridgeport, N.S. There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Horne. Funeral service will be celebrated Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, East Bay.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)


MATTHEWS, Mary Leah Matthews - 97
Sydney Mines
Cape Breton Post May 13 - 2003
Mrs. Mary Leah Matthews
, 97, of 568 Main St., Sydney Mines, died May 11, 2003, at the Northside General Hospital.

Born at Cape Ray, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Mary Maria (Wall) Bragg. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, a senior member of the ACW, and was a member of the Harbourview Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, George and Clifford, both of Sydney Mines; daughter, Eleanor and son-in-law, Canon Gordon Pyke, North Sydney; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by sisters, Nora Morris, North Sydney, and Margaret Dandy, Sydney Mines. She was predeceased by her husband, James Matthews in 1954, her infant son, James, daughter, Mary MacLean, five brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road. Family flowers only by request.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)


O'QUINN, Theresa Dorothy (Dot) - 90
NEW WATERFORD
Cape Breton Post May 29 - 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa Dorothy (Dot) O'Quinn, who passed away, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., in 1912. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Noseworthy) MacLellan  She was the last surviving member of her immediafe family. She is survived by four sons, Gerald (Ann), Timberlea, N.S., Don (Lois), Oqufhguit, Me., Edward (Mary) New Waterford, and Manny (Margo), Mississauga, Ont; nine grandchildren, Snarori, Donnie, Debbie, Darren, Vernon, Dale, Wendy, Robert and Rhonda; eight great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Cathryn Callahan, Lauren, Evan, Rebecca, Harrison and Maggie.

She was a very gentle, kind and compassionate lady who loved a good game of cards and great conversation. All her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will dearly miss her. She was predeceased by her husband, Emmanuel in 1944, and two sisters, Lyle Williams and Anna Longphee, seven brothers, Al, Jack, Leo, Manuel, Nat, Joe and Angus.

She was employed as a housekeeper with Fr. Frank Morley for 28 years and the Morley family was very dear to her. She was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and a member of the CWL.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford. (862-7500). Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday May 31, at Mount Carmel Church with Fr. Frank Morley and Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment will be held at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. A reception to follow at Carmel Centre. Donations may be made in her memory to New Waterford Hospital Charitable Foundation Fund, Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund or St. Alphonsus Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at mclellattlbrothers@ns.sympatico.ca
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)


SIMMS, Velitta Jane,
Glace Bay
Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, May 24, 2003
Velitta Jane Simms
, a resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay and formerly of 27 Wadman St., Glace Bay, passed away Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, South Street, Glace Bay. Born in 1915, in Harbor Le Cou, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Cal and Mary (Taylor) Rideout. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Velitta is survived by her husband of 68 years, John B. Simms; sons, Gordon (Edie), Art (Rose), Jack (Helen), Jimmy (Maureen); daughter, Brenda (Mrs. Bill Munden); 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Velitta was predeceased by her daughter, Thelma Osborne in August 2002, sisters, Sarah Moore, Lizzie MacLellan and Mary, brother, Mark Rideout. Velitta was a very kind and loving lady who touched the hearts of all who met her, with her sweet and gentle nature. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will take place Saturday, May 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay.

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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