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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2003


Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, November 15, 2003
Martha Ann (Mona) Crocker
died peacefully at her home, the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, Nov. 13, 2003. Formerly of Corner Brook, she was born at Robinson's, Nfld., Nov. 12, 1916. The daughter of the late Llewelyn and Elizabeth Shears. She leaves to mourn her son, Keith; daughter-in-law Ellen; granddaughter, Ainslie; her good friend, Mary Ross; her sisters, Marie Crocker, Halifax, Jane Barker, Corner Brook, May Davis, Calgary, and Mary Greening, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, sister, Violet, two brothers, George and Charles. The funeral liturgy will be conducted by Rev. Lorne Gosse in the Cathedral Church of St. John The Evangelist, Corner Brook, at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Visitation at Fillatre's Funeral Home, Curling, Nfld., Sunday, Nov. 16 from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Cove Guest Home Chaplaincy Endowment Fund. Condolences may be sent to family at

Cape Breton Post,     Monday, November 17, 2003
Margaret Ann Hause
, 101, a resident of Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, and formerly of Vale Street, North Sydney, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at the Manor. Born in Fortune Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Esther (Keeping) Blagdon. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and active with the ACW in her earlier years.

Surviving is son, Lewis (Nina) Hause, New Jersey; three daughters, Thelma (Roy), England, Toronto, Shirley Matthews, Ohio, and Lorraine Stewart, Toronto; daughter-in-law, Susan Hause, Sudbury, Ont.; sister, Beth (Aaron) Adams, Halifax. Also by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hause, son, John, brothers, Walter Blagdon, Albert Blagdon, Silas Blagdon and sister, Blanche Pike. No visitation by request. A memorial service will take place at a later date with burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.

Cape Breton Post,     Saturday, November 22, 2003
Randolph Prosser
, 76, of rear Mercer Street, passed away, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Isle Aux Morts, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late George and Emma (Organ) Prosser. He served in the Merchant Navy and was employed with the S&L Railroad and Devco. Porky was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128.

Surviving is his wife, the former Theresa (Downey); daughters, Maureen (Greg) Lynch, Sydney, Linda Prosser, Sydney and Darlene (John) Ryan, Halifax; grandchildren, Angie and Randy Risk and Shannon and Bobby Lynch; brother, George Prosser, Sydney; and sisters, Lorretta Lewis, Ruth (Lloyd) Evely and Adeline (Don) Luckie, all of Sydney. Porky was predeceased by his brothers, Ralph, WaIter, Ken and Donald. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier, Monday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Doug Chard officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Alban's Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Cape Breton Post,     Thursday, November 6, 2003
Pearl Richards
, 86, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of 400 Kings Road, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Born in Conception Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Bertha Richards. She was a member of Sydney Salvation Army Community Church, where for over 40 years she was a member of the League of Mercy. She will be remembered as a kind, generous and caring individual by all whose lives she touched. Pearl was employed by McCurdy and Co. Ltd. for 26 years and later at the Globe Trotter Boutique and LaFinesse Gift Shop. Pearl is survived by one sister, Ada (Mrs. Albert Mercer), Corner Brook, Nfld. and two brothers, Gerald, Sudbury, Ont. and Perrin, Corner Brook. Also survived by a niece, Diane, Calgary and two nephews, Melvin Mercer, Corner Brook, and Terry Rowsell, Victoria, B.C. She will be greatly missed by her good friends, Blanche and Delly Brewer. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Bertha Richards, a brother, Herman and a sister, Winnie. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel, Friday at 2 p.m. with Capt. William Preston officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church Building Fund or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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