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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2005


DRAKE, Rose Lillian
Cape Breton Post, April 22, 2005
Rose Lillian Drake

We, the family regret to announce the passing of Rose Lillian Drake, which occurred Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in Louisbourg. Born Aug. 23, 1920, in Lally Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Jabez and Sarah (Keeping) Keeping. Rose retired from Parks Canada working at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

She will be greatly missed by her two children, Rose (Chal), Louisbourg, and son, George (Norma), Marion Bridge; her grandson, David Neal, Ontario, and great - granddaughter, Katherine Rose, Ontario; her two sisters, Mary Courage, St. John's, Nfld., and Olive Billard, Sydney; and her former husband, George Drake Sr. , Marion Bridge. She was predeceased by brothers, James and Theodore and grandson, Drake Denomme. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside committal service will be held Monday, April 25, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Mr. Sheldon W. Chant officiating. Donations may be made to the VON or the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online condolences maybe sent to ourweb site at   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home.

HISCOTT, Gordon A., 54
Cape Breton Post, April 16, 2005
North Sydney

Aa resident of Summer Street, passed away peacefully Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late James and Madeline (Caines) Hiscott of Newfoundland. He was employed as a construction worker, and was also a well known musician having played with various bands throughout the area for many years, especially remembered as a member of the band Partner.

He is survived by three brothers, Clifford, North Sydney, Jim (Glenda), Georges River, Peter, Montreal; one sister, Marie (Rhiney) MacEachern, North Sydney; nieces and nephews, Junior, Kelly and Lennie MacEachern, Erin Hiscott, Kristopher and Kelly Hiscott. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Danny Hiscott. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of 4 West, Northside General Hospital and Dr. Doug Kohlsmith for the excellent care shown to Gordon during the past several months. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.A private family burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)

PARSLEY, Donald Benedict - 56
Cape Breton Post, April 22, 2005
Donald Benedict Parsley 56,
We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Don Parsley on Thursday, April 21, 2005. Don was born in Avondale, Nfld., the son of the late Gertrude Mary Moore and Bernard Francis Parsley. He was a member of Saint Theresa's parish, Sydney, and had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Don was a proud member of the Lord Strathcona Horse (Royal Canadians). During his military career he was stationed in various locations in Canada and Europe. He was also a member of the Corp Commisionaires. Don was presently employed at the Canadian Coast Guard College.

Don will be dearly missed by his wife, the former Catherine Burke and daughters, Dawn and Lenore, both of Sydney. He is also survived by his three brothers, Gerard (Waverley), Toronto, Edward (Doreen), Gander, Nfld., and David (Dixie), St. John's, Nfld. He will also be missed by several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Visitation for the late Don Parsley will be held Sunday, April 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. i n T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, in Saint Theresa's Church with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations in memory of Don may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

PETTEN, George J.
MAY 31, 1921-APRIL 15, 2005
Cape Breton Post, April 16, 2005

George passed away peacefully  at Maple Hill Manor on April 15, 2005. Born in Fox Trap, Nfld., George was  predeceased by parents, Sam and Harriet. George moved to Canso, N.S., in the  early 1960s and worked out of National Sea Products on the draggers as  second engineer.

He is survived by sons, Joe (Linda), Gary (Brenda), Carl  (Collette); daughter, Jemima (Frank); sister, Emma Eason; sister-in-law,  Doris; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and  nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Alfreda Patience (Porter), second  wife, Myrtle (Corbett), daughter, Harriett in infancy, brothers, Fred, Jim, Joe and Nath, and granddaughter, Michelle. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. As an expression of sympathy for George, donations in his memory may be made to the Maple Hill Manor.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)



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