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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2004

Cape Breton Post


FRENCH, Harry Lloyd - 84
Lower Sackville
Saturday, June 12, 2004, The Cape Breton Post
Harry Lloyd French
, 84, Lower Sackville died in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Friday, June 11, 2004. Born in Gander Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Louis and Clara (Oake) French. He worked as a steel worker for 36 years in Cape Breton at Sydney Steel. He thoroughly enjoyed life, especially his family, acting in amateur plays and musicals in Cape Breton, retirement, and watching the Toronto Blue Jays. One of his passions was ice skating, which he did for 68 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Marie (Clarke); sons, Richard "Rick" (Cathy), Wolfville; Gerald(Sylvie), Lower Sackville; grandsons, Wesley and Andre; granddaughter, Stacey, as well as a great granddaughter, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada (Hollett); brothers, Doug and Melvin; sister, Barbara, and adopted daughter, Sharon (Landry) Collins. He brought laughter and kindness to everyone he met. Visitation hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., where funeral service will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel, Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. On-line condolences:

GARNIER, Jean - 67
The Cape Breton Post, Saturday, June 12, 2004
Garnier, Jean
67 of Forrest St., North Sydney passed away suddenly Thursday June 10, 2004 at the QEII Health Science Centre Halifax. Born in Burin, Nfld., she was a d/o of the late John Earle and Daisy (Mayo) Kirby. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her husband Lonnie Garnier; four sons, Lonnie Jr. (Paula), Big Bras d'or; Kirby (Lori) Sydney; Frank (Melanie) Burton, NB; Blair (Jane) Ball's Creek; one daughter Edith Garnier, North Sydney; two brothers Bill Kirby (Colleen) and Clive Kirby (Violet) both of Sydney Mines; 11 grandchldren: Mark, Ryan and Bhreagh Caldwell; Tanya and Natasha Garnier; Kailey, Shane, Victoria and Colton Garnier; and Andy and Joshua Garnier. Visitation Sunday 7-9 pm at W.J. Dooley's Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

GILLIS, Annunciata "Nuncy", 81
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, Monday, June 21, 2004
Gillis, Annunciata "Nuncy"
, 81 of MacLeod Ave., New Waterford passed away Friday June 18, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Marystown, Nfld. and raised in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Phiomena (Mitchell) Power. Surviving are daughters, Christina Gillis Booth, Las Vagas, Nevada; Francis Gillis, Pleasanton, California; sons, Col. (Ret'd)Alexander "Sandy", Mississippi Mills, Ont.; John Mitchell "Mitch" Gillis, Manhattan Beach, California; five grandchildren, Michelle and Helen Gillis; Jennifer Gillis Mackerer; Frank Gillis; Michael Gillis Booth and one great grandchild, Draeven Gillis McGowan. Nuncy was predeceased by her husband Francis Xavier Gillis. Visitation will be held today, Monday June.21,2004 from 7-9 pm. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will take place Tuesday June 22, 2004, 11 am. at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. Donald McGillivray officiating. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery.

HICKMAN, Corella, 96
The Cape Breton Post, Saturday, June 12, 2004
Hickman, Corella
96, formerly of MacDougall St., passed away peacefully at Victoria Haven Nursing Home. Born in Harbour Le Cou, Nfld, she was the d/o William and Mary Ann Herridge. She is survived by her daughters, Jean (Fred) Hawkins, Corner Brook; Linda (Ken) Barrett, Glace Bay; sister Alma Wilson, Ontario; sister in law, Mrs. Hazel Hickman; grandchildren, Kim(Richard) Morris; Shaunna (Jackie) Snow; Keith Barrett; special friends, Trish Kramme and Kathy (Dave) Marshall; precious great grandchildren, Danielle and Britany Snow and Chelsea and Brandon Morris and a number of nieces and nephews. Corella was predeceased by her husband, George Russell Hickman in 1976, a brother Clayton Herridge, sisters, Mrs. Geneva Edwards and Mrs. Mable Strickland. Visitation Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 Patten Funeral Home. Funeral Monday June 14, 2004 at 2pm at Knox United Ch. with Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Glace Bay - Sydney Highway.

KING, Marvin, 70
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, Friday, June 18, 2004
70, Glace Bay passed away Thursday at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld. he was the son of the late Sylvester and Rebecca (Hiscock) King. He is survived by daughters, Linda (Glenn) Ford; Janice (Hank) Walker, both of Glace Bay; sons Marvin Jr. (Elizabeth); Jimmy (Kim), Dominion; sisters, Myrtle, Mrs. Leonard Burden, Newfoundland; Vivian, Mrs. John O'Neill, Oshawa, Ont.; brothers, Herb (Kay), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Marcia; Jacquelyn; Shelly; Jennifer; Tyler; Aidan; Miranda and great grandchildren Olivia and Jillian. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Norman, Cecil, George and Ned and sisters Janey, and Ruby. Visitation Friday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Patten Funeral Home, Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 2pm. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Nancy Whitney LMPiT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

MEADE, Cecil, 78
Lingan Road, Sydney
Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Meade, Cecil
, 78, of Lingan Road, Sydney passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital May 31, 2004. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., he was the son of the late John and Mae Meade. He was a member of Holy Redeemer parish; a veteran of WW II and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier for 28 years. Surviving are his wife Sarah "Sally" (Arsenault), daughters, Rose Meade and Mary Domniic (Meade) all of Sydney; sister Lydia Hicks, Bonavista, Nfld; brother Gus, Burgeo, Nfld.; granddaughters, Catherine Meade, Sydney; Karen Sharpe, Alberta; great grandsons, Logan Meade, Sydney, Justin Sharpe, Alberta and Brandon Sharpe, Sydney and great granddaughter Elizabeth Sharpe, Alberta. Cecil is predeceased by his first wife Effie (MacDonald) and a brother George. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Holy Redeemer Church Thursday at 2 pm. with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery.

PROSSER, Irene, 85
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Prosser, Irene
85, North Sydney passed away June 21,2004. Born in New Harbour, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Peters) Knott. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. She is survived by one son Maxwell (Monica); one daughter Donna (Doug) MacDonald; seven grandchildren: Karen (Edward) Kemp; Sherry (John) Fraser; Kimberley (Donald) McIvor; Duane Prosser; Kent (Kimberley) MacDonald; Aimee (Todd) Lyons; and Jordon Prosser; nine great grandchildren: Meaghen, Bethany and Julia Kemp; Faith and Jack Fraser; Sidney and Kegan McIvor; Paige MacDonald and Layne Prosser; sisters, Emily (Malcolm) Pitcher; Evelyn (Launce); Shirley, brother, Leonard (Florence) Knott, all of North Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, a sister Hilda Day; brothers Edward and Maxwell Knott. Visitation for Irene will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday at 2pm. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery.

PROSSER, Irene Charlotte - North Sydney.
The Cape Breton Post, Thursday, June 24, 2004

It is with deep sadness that we, the family of the late Irene Charlotte Prosser, age 85, announce her death on Monday, June 21, 2004, surrounded by those who loved her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be forever remembered for her compassion, sincerity, warmth and selflessness, always putting others before herself. Her soft voice, warm smile and dry wit will never be forgotten. She was born in New Harbour, NL, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Peters) Knott. She was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a lifetime member of the Altar Guild.

Surviving are son, Maxwell (Monica); daughter, Donna (Doug) MacDonald, both of North Sydney; grandchildren, Karen (Edward) Kemp, Sherry(John) Fraser, Kimberly (Donald) MacIvor, Duane Prosser, Kent (Kimberley) MacDonald, Aimee (Todd) Lyons and Jordan Prosser; great-grandchildren, Meaghan, Bethany and Julia Kemp, Faith and Jack Fraser, Sidney and Kegan MacIvor, Paige MacDonald and Layne Prosser. Also surviving are sisters, Emily (Malcolm) Pitcher and Evelyn (Launce) Shirley; brother, Leonard(Florence) Knott, all of North Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; sister, Hilda Day and brothers, Edward and Maxwell Knott. Visitation for Irene was held Wednesday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. The service celebrating her life to be held today at 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, St. John's Anglican Church Fund or charity of choice.
"Life is never measured by how many years we live, but by the kindly things we do and the happiness we give."



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