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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2003


Cape Breton Post,     Friday, October 31, 2003

The family of Myrtle Gwendolyn Gillard (nee Cole) announce with great sadness her passing on Oct. 30, 2003, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., on July 21, 1917, daughter of Jack and Annabell Cole. She was a lifetime member of LOBA Lodge and a past member of the Donkin Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was an adherent of St. Luke's United Church in Donkin. Myrtle was devoted to her family and is survived by sons, Sylvester (Mary), Donkin, Arthur (Brenda) Port Caledonia, Gilbert, Glace Bay, Tom (Eileen), Edmonton; daughters, Shirley (Bill Boutlier), Marion Bridge, Mary (Robert) Harris, Jean MacPherson, Glace Bay, Carol Butts, Marion Bridge; 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry, sons, Henry and Wayne. Also predeceased by five sisters and three brothers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten's Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Visitation will be held today (Friday), Oct. 31, 2003, from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Donkin. In lieu of flowers, donations in Myrtle's memory may be made to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice.

NARDOCCHIO, Kathleen Mary 85,
Cape Breton Post,     October 6, 2003
Kathleen Mary Nardocchio
, 85, of Sydney, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Kathleen was born in St. Vincents, Nfld., and was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (O'Hara) Halleran of Sydney. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish. Kathleen worked as a lab technician at St. Rita Hospital and Sydney City Hospital before retiring in 1973. She was very much an avid reader. She was a gentle and kind woman and had a way of making people feel special.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband Anthony "Tony" (was principal of Sheriff Jr. High 1958-79) of 62 years of marriage; daughters, Carolyn (Peter) Ross, Oakville, Ont., Patricia Barrington, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S.; sisters, Winnifred Brown and Frances "Faye" Kyte, Cornwall, Ont. and Ada (James) Keough, Sydney; brother, Patrick Halleran, Sydney; grandchildren, Tracey and Lindsey Ross, Nadine, Tamara and Blair Barrington, and Gavin Nardocchio-Jones. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Kathleen was predeceased by daughter, Dr. Elaine Nardocchio-Jones, sister, Marcella Elchyshyn and brother, Leo Halleran. The visitation for the late Kathleen Nardocchio will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 at p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Services will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at St. Anthony Daniel Church with Fr. Paul McGillvray officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to

NUGENT, Edward Anthony
Cape Breton Post,     Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Edward Anthony
, born in Killigreuse, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 20, 1919, son of the late Edward and Mary (Wilson) Nugent, died at Glace Bay Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. Edward was the chief carpenter for Devco until his retirement and he was a former member of the KOC. He was also a member of St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Surviving are sons, Edward Jr. (Beatrice), Dominion, Francis (Carmel), Glace Bay, Albert (Elizabeth), Joseph (Neila), Johnny (Gertie), David (Louise), and Russell, all of New Waterford; daughters, Carmel (Reg) Ney, Toronto, Ontario, Mary (Tommy) Aucoin and Donna (Wilfred) MacPherson, New Waterford; brother, Joseph, River Ryan; step-sister, Lena (George) Bonter, Grafton, Ont.; step-brother, Francis (Theresa) Madden, New Waterford; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Edward was predeceased by his wife Emma, son, William, brother, John, step-brothers, David and Luke. Visitation will be held Wednesday (today) and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford ( Funeral mass will take place Friday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

NUGENT, Gladys
Cape Breon Post,     Saturday, October 18, 2003

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother, Gladys Nugent, 94, of Florence, N.S., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Northside General Hospital. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bryant's Cove, NF, she was the daughter of the late Simeon and Bridgette (Butts) Stone. She came to Florence in 1927, married Thomas Nugent and remained there the rest of her life. Gladys worked in the community as a midwife for several years and later became a foster parent with her husband to more than 140 children, as well as being a loving mother to her own six children. She was a member of St. Stephen's Parish, Florence, a member of St. Ann's Society and the CWL.

She is survived by her four devoted daughters, Gladys (Lloyd) Marsh, with whom she resided, Loretta Mullin, North Sydney, Florence (Robert) Helm, Ont., Winnie (Neil) Porter, Ont., and her daughter-in-law Mary Nugent, Florence. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Walter, Francis and Gordon Stone all of Newfoundland. As well as her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, the late Thomas Nugent Sr., her daughter, Mary LeBlanc, son, Thomas, grandson, Ken Porter, sons-in-law, Roland Mullin and Ernest LeBlanc. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Rose Vincent and Florrie Coombs, her brothers, Donald, Freeman, Roland, Clarence and Simeon Stone. At her request, in lieu of flowers, donations in Gladys' memory may be made to St. Stephen's Church, Florence, or to a charity of one's choice. Visitation will be held Sunday 7-9 p.m. at G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Church, Florence with Rev. A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Florence.



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