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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2004


Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, Monday, September 20, 2004

With great sadness the family wishes to announce the death of Phil Chislett, 87, of 2 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, on Friday, September 17, 2004 at his residence. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was the son of the late William and Minnie (Burt) Chislett. Phil was self employed as a carpenter working in the area for many years. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Phil is survived by daughter Phyllis (Richard) Volkes, sons Dannie (Pauline), Billie (Cathy) all of Glace Bay, also 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Phil was predeceased by his wife Maria, brothers, Benjamin, Thomas and Montford, sisters Amy, Annie, Susan, Mary and Naomi. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, 2 pm with internment of Phil's cremated remains to be with his loving wife, Maria. The family invites friends to visit with them on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 from 3-8 pm at the family home on 2 Birkley Street, Glace Bay. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay, 849-7520.

The Cape Breton Post, September 4, 2004
Lower Sackville, NS
Greta "Marina" Gordon
, 69, of Lower Sackville, NS, died at home surrounded in love, on Thursday Septemer 2, 2004, after a courageous fight with cancer. Born on Pinchard's Island, Bonavista Bay, Nfld, she was the eldest daughter of the late Ephriam and Laura Jane (Gill) Blackmore.

Marina, with her husband of 50 years, Taylor, and family, resided in many places in Canada (and Bermuda) before settling in Lower Sackville in 1972. A founding member of the Citadel Amateur Boxing Club, Marina was one of the first women in the world to have Level 5 accreditation as an AIBA official and enjoyed travelling locally, provincially and internationally with the team. She was an inspiration to and a great supporter of females in boxing and of the entire Canadian Boxing Program. Marina was inducted into the Sackville Sports Hall of Fame in October 2003. Marina enjoyed gardening and baking and was an accomplished painter. Her family came first over all these things.

Aside from her loving husband, Taylor, Marina will dearly missed by her children, Dwain (Judy) Gordon of Beaver Bank, Ann (Glenn) Black of Waverley, Wayne (Treva) Gordon of Beaver Bank, and grandchildren Marina and Heather Gordon, Josh Black, Ann Rachael and Taylor Gordon, brothers and sisters Jesse (Ina), Harland (Marion), James, Taylor (Maureen) Blackmorre and Margorie (Baxter) Howell, Susannah (Junior) Stokes, all of Newfoundland, and Linda (Wayne) Parson, of Edmonton, sisters and brothers-in-law May (Jack) Mann, Doreen (James) Misfeldt, Glen Gordon, Bruce (Ellen) Gordon, Lawrence (Wanda) Gordon, Nadine Gordon, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by Atlantic Funeral Homes, 125 Sackville Dr,. Lower Sackville. Visitation this evening (Saturday) from -9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral sercvice at Grace Chapel, 20 Lansdowne Dr., Clayton Park, Halifax at 2 pm Monday September 6, 2004. Pastor Mark Harris officiating. Burial at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. Reception to follow at Sackville Legion. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the QE II and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences at:

The Cape Breton Post, Monday, September 20, 2004
Dorothy Mosdell
, 89, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2004 at the home. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Rabbitts) Mosdell. Dorothy was a member of St. Georges Anglican Parish. She was a retired employee of the Income Tax Department. A veteran of the Second World War, she served with the Canadian Army. Survived by her brother, Harold in Nfld, sister Patricia in Florida, USA, and serveral nieces and nephews in Canada and the USA. Dorothy was redeceased by brothers, Lance, Cecil and Richard, sisters Mary Menerva and Margaret. A funeral service will be held in St. Georges Anglican Church, today (Monday) at 2 pm, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Internment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, Friday, September 10, 2004

It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of their mother, grandmother and sister, Mildred "Millie" (Osmond) Taylor, age 76, a resident of Logue Street, North Sydney on Wednesday September 8, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hoslital, Sydney. Born in Channel-Port aux Basques, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Selina (Kettle) Osmond. Mildred was employed with the Cape Breton District School Board, janitorial staff for 17 years, until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, the ladies auxiliary, involved with the dart league and the senior bowling league on Friday mornings. She was also a member of the Northern Yacht Club ladies auxiliary and dart league. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. In retirement, Mildred and her late husband Leslie enjoyed travelling in their motorhome throughout Canada and the USA, and especially the many trips made to Newfoundland.

She is survived by her five sons David (Aljean), Harry (Alaine), Lorne (Lisa), all of North Sydney, Rick (Annete) of Cole Harbour, Emmanuel (Helen) of Sydney Mines, six sisters Beatrice (Bill) Bryne of Port aux Basques, Pauline (Ted) Devoe of Guelph, Ontario, Kitty Lomond of Cape Ray, NL., Julie (Ben) Perry of Badgers Quay, NL., Floss Green of Port aux Basques, Vera (Freeman) Skinner of Arichat, four brothers Wilson (Joan) Osmond, Malcolm (Rita) Osmond, both of Codroy Valley, NL, Jack (Hazel) Osmond, Cecil (Vivian) Osmond, both of Port aux Basques, 10 grandchildren, Angela, Leslie, Jenise, Katie, Nicholas, Maggie, Alexandra, Kyle, Ashle and Ryan, two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Avery. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Taylor, two sons Wayne and Scott, brother Stan and a sister Margaret and three infant sibblings. Visitation for Milfred will be held today (Friday) 2-4 & 7-9 pm, at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleaseant Street, North Sydney. Funeral service Saturday at 2 pm at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, King Street, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia



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