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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2004


The Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, August 25, 2004
- Word has been received by Mrs. Rita Dean, 109 Rockdale Ave, Sydney, of the passing of her only sister, Melida Bragg at the Legrow Health Centre, Port-aux-Basques, Nfld, Monday, August 23, 2004. Born Dec 2, 1914 in Port-aux-Basques. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (Lomond) Farrell. She is survived by her son Russell and wife Jean at home, three grandchildren, Adam, Amanda and Alexandra, St. John's, sister Rita Dean, Sydney, brother John Farrell, Port-aux-Basques. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell in 1983, and four brothers, Thomas, Albert, Russell and Brandley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Condolences can be sent to the family c/o Russell Bragg, PO Box 641, Port-aux-Basques, Nfld, A0M - 1C0

BUNGAY, Michael, 88
Cape Breton Post - 2 Aug 2004
Michael Bungay
, 88, a resident of Manning Street, North Sydney, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born at Mose Ambrose, Nfld., he was a son of the late William and Mary Jane (Petite) Bungay.

He served during the Second World War with the Merchant Navy. He was employed for many years as an engineer and launch master with the pilot boats in North Sydney and Port Hawkesbury. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican  Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Shirley (Greg) Dipersio, Sydney; a son, Bill (Ada) Bungay, North Sydney; four grandchildren, David, Michael, Andrea and Noel. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, Pearl (Rose) Bungay; one sister, Elizabeth and seven brothers, Wilson, John, Leo, Arthur, George, James and Charles. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) in the W J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia *

CARRIGAN, Ann Helena "Lena", 79
Lena Carrigan
, 79, of MacLeod Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the New Waterford Hospital. Born in Lingan, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Ann (MacNeil) Forward.

Lena was a member of Mt. Carmel Church and the New Waterford Pensioners Club. She was formerly employed as a PCW with MacGillivary Guest Home, Spring Garden Villa and the Maple Hill Manor. She possessed a sharp wit and great sense of humour, along with a talent that enabled her to do oil painting and craft works.

Lena will be sadly missed by her many friends, especially those at her apartment complex on MacLeod Avenue, as well as her best friend and sister-in-law, Josie Forward. One of Lena's greatest passions was the love she had for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Michelle (Fabian) McKinnon, Elaine (Hugh) MacEachern and Cindy (Bill) MacLellan, all of New Waterford; and one son, Brian (Carol), Ontario; 11 grandchildren, Shawn, Jason, Michelle, Billy, Tammy, Gory, Joelle, Tyler, Michael, Francis and Nicholas; two great-grandchildren, Kaley and Tammy Lena was predeceased by her husband, Hugh "Mick" Carrigan, a daughter, Mary Roach and a son in infancy, two brothers, Gus and Wallace Forward, three sisters, Veronica Mclsaac, Joyce McLeod and Priscilla Bond. Visitation will take place today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass Saturday, 11 a.m. in Mt. Carmel Church with interment in the parish cemetery, followed by a reception at the Carmel Centre. As an expression of sympathy for Lena, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Members of the K of C will gather at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a prayer service. On line condolences at
Ann Carrigan is the granddaughter of Ambrose Robert Forward (b. 1848 in
Burgeo d. 1925 New Waterford NS)

LARGE, Ernestine (Billard,  Naufits), 78
Cape breton Post - 31 Aug 2004
Ernestine  daughter of  Ernest Billard  ( b. 1901 Grand Bruit  - d. 1972 Glace Bay )

It is with deep sadness the family announce the death of Ernestine Large, 78, on July 21, 2004, in Medicine Hat, Alta., where she resided for the past three years with her son and family. Born in Glace Bay, Stena was the daughter of the late Ernest and Freda (Payne) Billard. Stena spent the first half of her life in Glace Bay where she worked as a domestic in many homes in the area as well as selling Avon products door to door. After the death of her husband she moved to Ottawa where she held numerous jobs in the area. Stena was a very creative person who enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening as well as baking and cooking.

Surviving is her only son, Harvey Nauffts, his wife Vaida, grandchildren Sherry, Randy, Cody and Cole along with several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Gordon, Gerald, Jack, Donnie and Raymond Billard, sisters, Bette Volkman, Dorothy Munden, Beverly Wintermeyer, Eileen Bigley and their spouses. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Nauffts, infant son, Randy Nauffts, second husband, George Large, brothers, Arthur and Charles and just four months ago sister, Joan Billard. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery *

LEWIS, Loretta (Prosser)
Cape Breton Post - 2 Aug 2004
Loretta Lewis
, of Whitney Pier, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a lengthy illness. Born in Isle Aux Morts, Nfld. and moved to Sydney at age 12. She was a daughter of the late George and Emma (Organ) Prosser.

Loretta was a member of St. Albans Anglican parish. In her early years she worked at the HMCS Dockyards, Halifax. She was a member of the CBR Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Sydney Pensioners Club, past member of the ladies auxiliary of St. Albans Church and taught "Brownies and Girls Anglican Auxiliary at St. Albans Church..

She is survived by daughters, Philene (Wes) Simms and Janis Pearson; sons, Owen, Shawn (Patricia) Scott (Carolyn); 14 grandchildren; eight great­grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Lloyd) Evely and Adeline (Don) Luckie; one brother, George (Sally) Prosser. Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Owen; sons, Barry and Todd; grandson, Ryan Pearson; five brothers, Ralph, Randolph, Walter, Kenny and Donnie. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service to be held at St. Albans Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, memorials may be made to St. Albans Church or Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to family at *

SHARPE, Edna Violet Sharpe  88
Cape Breton Post - 5 Aug 2004
Edna Violet Sharpe
of 36 Lower MacLean St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully, Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Goulds, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Theophieus and Ethel (Manuel) Chafe and stepmother Agnes (Bramwell) Chafe.

Edna was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Timothy group, ACW Friends of Seaview Manor, Meals on Wheels, Books on Wheels and  her 50-year Queen Golden Jubilee Medal of which she was so very proud. Over the years Edna knitted hundreds of teddies to be distributed all over the world to children for Teddies of Tragedies. Edna was employed at the Glace Bay General Hospital as a seamstress and Point Edward Hospital until her retirement.

Edna is survived by daughters, Sandra (Rev. Brian) Hutchins, Millicent (Stephen) Shoemaker, Alma (Malcolm) Anderson; sisters, Eileen Brelsford, Shirley Gilbert, both of the U.S.A., Eleanor McCray, Ontario; brother, Frank Chafe, Ontario; five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and stepmother, Edna was also predeceased by her husband, James Sharpe, brothers, Norman, Douglas and Randolph, sisters, Pauline and Alma. Visitation for the late Edna Sharpe will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, 7-9 p.m. in Patten's Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating assisted by Rev. Brian Hutchins. A private family committal service will be held immediately following the service in Green­wood Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, IWK Children's Hospital or a charity of one's choice. *

WADDEN, Dulcie Mae
Cape Breton Post - 14 Aug 2004

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dulcie Mae Wadden of 182 Connaught Ave., Glace Bay, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 71.

Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian (Parsons) Collins. She was an avid bingo player and loved her crafts. She enjoyed her summer months at Ben Eoin beach.

Dulcie is survived by son, Leroy (Brenda), Dominion; daughters, Deborah (Dale) Billard and Linda (Dale) MacLean, both of Glace Bay; grandchildren, Lisa, Stephanie, Christopher, Dawn, Jennifer and Kaitlyn; and her sister Viola, Ontario. Dulcie was predeceased by her husband Donald (Bobby) Wadden, sisters, Pearl and Elizabeth. Visitation for Dulcie will be held Sunday, Aug. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. in Chalmers United Church with Rev. Laurie MacCuish officiating. Interment will be in Ocean Avenue Cemetery, Dominion. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dulcie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of one's choice. *

The Cape Breton Post, Monday, August 23, 2004
John "Sonny" Whatley, 68
, of Leitches Creek, passed away August 21, 2004 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, Nfld, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rose) Whatley. John attended the St. Lawrence School and after obtaining the ninth grand, he studied diesel mechanics at St. John's Vocational Training School. He started his sea-going career in 1965 as Fourth Engineer on the Bedford II, Newfoundland Steam Ships, then to Canadian National Steam Ships in the West Indies Trade. He also worked for various other companies, as well as on the Great Lakes, and ended his career after 34 years as chief engineer with Marine Atlantic. He was a member of St. John the Baptist anglian parish in North Sydney. He was also a member and Past Master of Royal Albert Masonic Lodge No. 19, a Past District Distrit Deputy Grand Master of Cape Breton Centre District, member and Past High Priest of Victory Chapter No. 18 RAM, member of L.O.L. No. 55, Belleoran, NL, a member of Fulton L.O.l. No. 1754, and Ennis Skillen R.B.P. No. 347 North Sydney. John was also a member of the Northern Yacht and Dobson Yacht Clubs as well as the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Jane (Ball) Whatley, wonderful daughters Janet Irene and Laura Jane, who he loved dearly, and sister Emma Padhi of Vancouver, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his mother and father, John was predeceased by brother James. Visitation for the late John "Sonny" Whatley will take place today (Monday) from 7-9 pm and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service to celebrate John's life will be on Wednesday August 25, 2004 inLeitches Creek - Interment to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to:



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* Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre

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