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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2005


CHAISSON, Patrick T.
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, August 19, 2005
Patrick Thomas Chaisson
, a resident of Seaview Drive passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at his home. Pat was born in Searston, Nfld. His entire working life was spent in Labrador City, where he was employed for 33 years as a supervisor with the Iron Ore Company of Canada. He retired Jan. 1, 2000, and moved to North Sydney to pursue his passions of fishing, photography and his much loved apple orchard.

Pat is survived at home by his longtime partner, Patricia MacDougall, formerly of Dominion; and his best friend Snowball. Left to mourn the loss of their eldest son are, Simon and Margaret (O'Quinn) Chaisson, now of Stephenville Crossing, Nfld. He is also survived by two loving sons, Keith (Mayuko), Squamish, B.C., and Kris, Kelowna, B.C.; nine brothers and sisters, Mary (John) Malone, Pensacola, Fla., Genny (Curtis White) Dubourdieu, Stephenville, Nfld., Lillian (Phil) Kennedy-Miller, Ottawa, Salome (Ford) Osmond, Pasadena, Nfld., Dave, Churchill Falls, Nfld., George, Inverness, Cape Breton, Betty (Elias) Hawko, Port au Port, Nfld., Tom (Betty), Edmonton, Mike (Michelle), St. Johns, Nfld. He was predeceased by two sisters in infancy.

Pat was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews and especially members of Patricia's extended family who loved him as one of their own. Visitation for Pat will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Monday, 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund, a special fund established to assist cancer patients and their families, or to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to

DRAKE, Verena, 87
The Cape Breton Post, August 8, 2005

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Verena Drake, of North Sydney, on Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in St. Jacques, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Capt. Bill and Maria (West) Banfield. Verena enjoyed her younger years spending time with her family and friends, laughing and playing cards. In later years, since the passing of her husband, Verena was content just to be at home. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis (Millage) Peach, Port Morien, Maud Myron, Virginia; her son, Earl (Helen) Drake, North Sydney; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Bill Banfield, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Levi; daughter, Mira Selieg; granddaughters, Susan Mitchell and Jackie Kennedy; grandson, Phillip Selieg; sisters, Hazel Fraser and Phyllis McRae; brother, Reg Banfield. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. "Peace Perfect Peace" Online condolences may be sent to

ENWOOD, Bessie, 95
The Cape Breton Post, August 18, 2005
Bessie Ellen Enwood
, 95 a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of Mercer Street, Whitney Pier, passed away at the Cove on Tuesday,August 16, 2005. Born in Isle Aux Morte, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Organ) Huelin. Bessie was a member of St. Alban's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier. She was a past member of St. Alban's Ladies Auxiliary, Pier Pensioner's Club and Club 55. Surviving are her son, Wayne, St. Augustine, Quebec and granddaughters, Jasmine and Joyda. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Morgan in 1968 and brothers, Bill and George. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place at St. Alban's Anglican Church on Saturday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Brenda Drake-MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences to the family at

MULLER, Sarah "Sally" (McIsaac Oakley)
The Cape Breton Post, Tuesday August 23, 2005
Sarah "Sally" (McIsaac Oakley) Muller
of Massey, passed away at her residence on Saturday, August 20, 2005, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late Hubert Muller and former wife of Leo Oakley. Loving mother of Roderick Oakley of Mt. Pearl, Nfld., Vincent Oakley (wife Rose) of Paradise, Nfld., Sandra Oakley of Massey and stepmother of Archie Muller (wife Janette) of St. Charles, Hubert Muller Jr., of Markstay, Irene (Mrs. Gilles Bourgeois) of Cartier and Corinne Rankin of Markstay.Will be sadly missed by four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Very dear sister of Melvin McIsaac, Daniel McIsaac, James McIsaac, Dorothy Geschwill, Theresa F leming, Agnes Sweeney, Cecilia 0'Brien and the late Richard McIsaac. Special friend of Mrs. Therese Legacy, Cheryl McCann, Steven Nesta and Jeannette Laframboise. Friends called at the Massey Visitation Centre Monday,Aug. 22, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Pray Service at the Massey Visitation Centre today (Tuesday), Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Francis Reed officiating. Cremation with a Memorial Funeral Mass to be held at a later date in Newfoundland. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.

MURRAY, Patrick, 94
The Cape Breton Post, August 8, 2005
Patrick Murray
, 94, of Grand Lake Road, Sydney, passed away on a peaceful sunny day, Aug. 4, 2005, in the comfort of his family, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Placentia, Nfld., he was the son of the late Thomas and Emily (Kennedy) Murray. He was a member of St. Augustine's parish. He was employed at Sydney Steel for 38 years and worked at the "docks" where his father had also been general foreman. He was an active union member of Local 1064 of the United Steelworkers of America serving on various committees and was chairman of the union's grievance committee. He retired from the plant in 1975. As a young man, Pat sailed on the merchant ships around the world from 1929 to 1935, bringing home many stories and knowledge of cultures, which he loved to share. He enjoyed spending time at his summer home on the Mira and he was always ready for conversation and camaraderie.

Pat loved his family dearly and often had an encouraging word. Those who knew him will remember him as a fine, strong and deeply devoted man. Surviving are his children, Thomas (Claudette), Westmount, Donald, Sydney, Carol Ann (Harvey) Kiley, Sydney, Emily (Robert) Otterson, Truro, Robert, Sydney, and Patrick (Bernadette), Coxheath. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren, Anne Marie MacLellan, Brian Davidge, Kevin, Tommy and Michelle Murray, Troy, Kimberly and Harvey Kiley, Jonas and Matthew Otterson, Emily, Christine and Patricia Murray. Also his great-grandchildren, Derek, Shelby, Dylan, Cameron, Katelyn, Kristen,Kathryn and Zarah. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Etta "Tootsie" (Horne) in 1988 and by his eldest child, Mary Murray in 1983. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family being predeceased by brothers, Stan and Aloysius and sisters, Jenny Kauffman, Mercedes Bradford and Margaret MacDougall and a brother, Thomas in infancy. Visitation for the late Mr. Murray took place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated today (Monday) at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Diabetes or Arthritis societies or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

WELLS, Lillian, 90
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, August 30, 2005
Lillian Wells
, age 90, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of King Street, North Sydney passed away peacefully Monday, August 29, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Harbour Mille, NewFoundland, she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte(Freeborne) Baker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by two daughters, Eileen (Thomas) West, Halifax, Charlotte (Donald) Curnock, North Sydney; two sons, Arthur Wells, Sydney River, and John Wells, Winnipeg. Also surviving are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband, Jonathan Wells in 1996, by two sisters, Ida and Elizabeth Jane, and two brothers, Frank and Garfield.Visitation for Lillian will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A graveside committal service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, with Rev. Brenda Drake-MacDonald officiating. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to



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