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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2005


Cape Breton Post, February 23, 2005
York Joseph Coles
, 63, of Victoria Hill, Sydney, passed away with his loving family by his side on Monday February 21, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.

Born in Port Saunders, NL, York was the son of the late William and Rachel Coles. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. York attended Riverview Rural High School and was well known in the construction industy as owner/operator of Coles Bros. Construction. In his later years, he worked for Wayne Latimer Construction. He was a member of the Labourers Union, Local 1115, and an avid hunter and fisherman.

York will be sadly missed by many friends and family. Surviving are his wife, Delores (Campbell), son Aloysius (Susan), daughters Natalie (Perry) Sabean and Loran (Gerrard) Lefort, all from Halifax, grndchildren Allyn, Alex, Joshuah, Samantha, Leisa, Amanda, Morgan, Mitchil, Chelsea, and Travis, brothers Anthony (Marie) and Nish (Leah), sisters Louise Gaslard (Clarence), Rita Gould, Josie (Kaz) Savitski, Helena (Bob) Phillipo, twin sister Stella (Harry) Tighe, Gert Campbell (Clayton), Jean Reid and Jennie (Hal) Dornadic. York was predeceased by his daughter Frances, brother George and sisters Frances and Mary Etta in childhood. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today (Wednesday) from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church, on Thursday at 2 pm, with Rev Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrecton Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Sydney Mines
Cape Breton Post, February 1, 2005
Ruby Jane Genter
, 86, of Crescent Street, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2005 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Petites, NL, she was the daughter of the late Goodison and Selina Mauger. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She is survivied by her daughters Selina (Cecil) MacDonald, Ruby and Diane, sons Teddy (Edna), Kenneth (Martha), all of Sydney Mines, John (Diane) of Florence. Ruby's 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren were everything to her. She is also survived by her loving brother Cecil and her friend Irene of Stephenville, NL, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ruby was predeceased by husband Theordore (Ted), daughter Marjorie, son, Joseph and great-grandson Garric, both in infancy, sisters Hattie Hatcher, Rose Blanche, stepfather Joseph Strickland, half-sister Bessie Slaunwhite, and step-brother Norman Strickland. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday Feb 3, 2005 at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Daniel MacLellan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Heart and Storke Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.

Cape Breton Post, January 10, 2005
Samuel Everett Hann
, 71, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, formerly of Louisbourg, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in Burgeo, NL., he was the son of the late Everette and Liza Hann. He was employed by National Sea Products and was a fisherman for most of his life. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Burke, one daughter Jeannette (Ronnie) Smith of Shelburne, Co, sons Kenny of Louisbourg, and Jamie (Meagan) of Japan. He is also survived by four sisters, two brothers, and grandchildren, Brittany, Samantha and Lily. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters. Visitation will take place today (Monday) January 10, 2005, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Zion Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral serices will be held on Tuesday January 11, 2005 at 11 am from Zion Presbyterian Churh, Main Street, Louisbourg with Pastor Kevin Richardson officiating. Burial will take place in Stella Maris Parish Cememtery, Louisbourg. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Chant's Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at:

Glace Bay/New Waterford
Cape Breton Post, February 9, 2005
Martin Power Sr.
, age 90, of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, and a former resident of 353 -14th Street, New Waterford, passed away on Monday February 7, 2005 at the nursing home.

Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Patrick and Sarah (MacGraw) Power. Martin was a member of Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford, and a veteran of the Second World War, serving four years overseas. He was a retired coal miner having worked in No. 12 and 16 collieries as well as the machine shop in Glace Bay. Martin will be remembered as a quiet man who loved to go for his walks through Plummer Avenue in New Waterford.

He is survived by five daughters Lillian, Margaret Ann (Richard) Corbett, Theresa (Vern) Pettigrew), all of New Waterford, Martina and Doris of Ontario, seven sons Francis (Donna), Martin, Peter (Sheila), Joey (Alice), Willie, all of New Waterford, Michael "Pepper" Burns of North Sydney, and Alexander "Sandy" (Joyce) MacIntosh of Ontario. Martin is survived by one sister Mary (Joe) Chiasson of Ontario, several grand and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Groves, one daughter Sarah and one brother Paddy Power. Visitation will be held at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm with Mass at Mount Carmel Church on Friday at 11 am. Graveside prayers will be held in the Church with cremation to follow. A reception will be held at the Army/Navy/Air-force Hall on Smith Street. Donations in memory of Martin may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Nova Scotia Diabetes Assocition.



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