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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2005


DRAKE, Mildred J., 77
The Cape Breton Post, December 22, 2005

It is with great sadness the family announce the death of Mildred Jane Drake, 77, a resident of Caledonia Street, North Sydney. Mildred passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home. Born in Port aux Basques, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie (Anderson) Blackmore. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and was a past member of the ladies auxiliary of Fr. William Kiely Council, Knights of Columbus.

Surviving is her husband, William J. (Bill) Drake; two sons, David Drake, Sydney, Bill Drake, Corner Brook, N.L.; daughter, Carol Anne Drake (Gary Wadden), North Sydney; six grandchildren, Sherry, Jennifer, Tom, John, Erin and Alicia; one greatgrandchild, Bailey; three sisters, Barbara Matthews, Eileen Kettle, both of Port aux Basques, Marie Pink, Glace Bay; brother, Fred (Shirley) Blackmore, Port aux Basques. She was predeceased by one son, Billy, two brothers, Howard and Enos, three sisters, Shirley, Lavina and Genevieve. At Mildred's request cremation will take place with visitation to be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

DRAKE, Mildred
The Cape Breton Post, December 23, 2005 Mildred Drake 77

Visitation for the late Mildred Drake, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to

HARDY, Mary Margaret (nee MacArthur) 88
The Cape Breton Post, December 24, 2005

It is with great sadness that we the family, announce the death of our much loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mary Margaret Hardy (nee MacArthur) of 99 Borden St., Glace Bay. Mary passed away peacefully in the early morning of Dec. 23, 2005, at the age of 88, in Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, N.S.

Born June 16, 1917, Searston, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta (MacIsaac) MacArthur. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred Hardy, February 2003, and a sister, Lauretta. Mary is survived by her sons, Alfred Jr. (Geraldine), Ontario, Howard (Bernadette), Bruce (Cheryl), Alberta; and a daughter, Ursula, Glace Bay; brother, Gerard (Frances) MacArthur, Newfoundland; her sister, Stasia Stevens, Glace Bay; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation for Mary will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory (if so desired) could be made to a charity of one's choice. On behalf of our mother we would like to thank all staff and caregivers for their dedication and compassionate care at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

KEATING, Alice Winona (Gosse)
The Cape Breton Post, December 07, 2005
Alice Winona (Gosse) Keating 76

"Passed gently into the Good Night"
Alice Winona Keating, age 76, a resident of Big Bras d'Or and formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.

Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William Edgar and Marion (Reid) Gosse. She resided most of her life in Toronto, where she married, raised her six children and then retired to Cape Breton Island seven years ago. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by brother, Gerald Edgar Gosse, Newfoundland; sister in spirit, Kay Gosse, Calgary; her six children, Karen Keating, Toronto, Jeannette (Lolek) Morawiecki, Big Bras d'Or, William Keating(Michelle), Toronto, Gale McGowan (Erick), Pennsylvania, U.S.A., John Keating, Big Bras d'Or, Marion Craymer (John), Mississauga; grandchildren, Jennifer, Bryan, Jonathan, Justin, Kathryn, Sarah, Colton, Sam, Dora, Katelyn, Rebecca and Matthew. Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, William Thomas Keating, her sister, Ellie Rowe and brother, Baxter Gosse and grandchild, Candice Keating. There will be no visitation by request. A private family service will be held under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to
"Let your indulgence set me free"

LOUISBOURG, Eleanor Savoury, 85
The Cape Breton Post, December 3, 2005
Eleanor Savoury
, 85, of Louisbourg, passed away suddenly at home Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. Born in Harbour Mille, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Pardy. She lived in Louisbourg for the last 53 years and was a member of St. Bartholomew's parish. She is survived by her son, William (Annie); daughters, Frances (Allison) and Helen(Richard); grandson, Todd, whom she raised. She is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura, Olive, Jane and Josephine. Besides her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, son, Ralph, sister, Esther, and brothers, Gordon and Charles. Family will be receiving family and friends at 10 a.m. one hour before service. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Louisbourg, Rev. Valerie Rhymes officiating. Interment will take place at St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery, Louisbourg. Donations can be made in Eleanor's memory to St. Bartholomew's Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .



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