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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2005



It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William R. Banfield, 89, of Louisbourg, which occurred Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born May 25, 1915, in Garnish, Nfld., he was the son of the late George and Annie (Grandy) Banfield. He was a fisherman most of his life and a member of the Canadian Coast Guard. He is survived by his sister, Blanche; nephews, Steven and Bryan; nieces, Marlene and Diane Melnick; sisters-in-law, Anna Martinello and Mary Melnick. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sonia Melnick, brother, Byron, sister, Effie. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at First United Church, Louisbourg. Funeral services will take place 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at First United Church, with Rev. Clayton Austin and Dare Powell officiating. Spring burial to take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, donations may be made to First United Church, Louisbourg, or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home Ltd.

New Waterford
Cape Breton Post, March 14, 2005
Abe Jensen
, age 92, of Ellsworth Avenue, New Waterford, passed away Friday, March 11, 2005 at home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Belleoram, Nfld., he was the son of the late Stanley and Agnes (Rose) Jensen. Abe was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford, and worked over 40 years at Dominion Coal and Devco. After a hard day in the pit, Abe continued working on the side as a plumber and carpenter. He loved to go ice boating, fishing, hunting, tending to his garden, but most of all, Abe loved being with his family and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a kind and pleasant man. Abe was also a Mason and belonged to the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Kearley; one daughter, Betty (Robert) Ross, New Waterford and one son, Bud (Doris) of Ontario; one brother, Roy (Roma), Halifax and one sister, Olive Frazier, Norfolk, Virginia. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Lynn, Robert, Ian, Matthew and Lesley and eight great-grandchildren, Ross, Rebecca, Katie, Corbin, Riley, Joshua, Matthew and Sarah. Abe was predeceased by one brother, Allan and three sisters, Agnes, Dorothy and Pasquina. There will be no visitation. Funeral service officiated by the Rev. Stacey Renouf is on Tuesday, 2 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford. Reception to follow in the church hall. The family will then proceed to Forest Haven Memorial Gardens for interment. As an expression of sympathy for Abe, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.

MACDONALD, Vivian M., 90
Cape Breton Post, March 28, 2005

It is with deep sorrow that we the family of Vivian Mary MacDonald, a resident of the Northside Guest Home and formerly of Blowers Street, announce her passing on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Woods Island, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Madore)Jesso. She was employed for a number of years at the Stella Maris residence. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and was a former member of the parish center ladies auxiliary.

Surviving are her daughters, Pat Power, Hughena (Terry) Gracie, both of North Sydney, Carol (Kevin) Baxendale, Dartmouth; one sister, Rose Williams, Calgary; 16 grandchildren, Charmaine, Carolyn, Corinne, Cheryl, Chris, Chad, Paul, Peter, Darren, Lynn, Holly, Steven and Nicole, Jeff, Tara and Andrew; 28 great-grandchildren. Also by a special friend, Mary (Nell) Penny of the Northside Guest Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh MacDonald, by her son-in-law, Robert Power; brothers, Walter, Russell, Bobby; sisters, Mildred, Gladys and Delores. No visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent to:

North Sydney
Cape Breton Post, March 14, 2005
Katherine Jane (Collier) Ramsey
, 89, of North Sydney passed away peacefully at the Northside Guest Home Thursday, March 11, 2005.

Born in Burnt Islands, Nfld., June 27, 1915. She was the daughter of John R. and Stella (Keeping) Munden. She was a member of St John's Anglican Church, honorary member of the True Blue and LOBA Lodge. At one time she operated Riverview Diner on Keltic Drive, Coxhealth.

She will be sadly missed by daughters, Eileen MacDonald, North Sydney; Alice (Bernie) Schnare, Musquodoboit Harbour; Stella (Richard) Darby, Fort Myers, Florida; Kathleen (Albert) Billard, Dartmouth; sons, Roy (Helen) Collier, Bedford; Clarence (Karen) Collier, Frenchvale; Gordon Collier, Stellarton; stepdaughter, Marie MacCormick, Ont.; stepdaughter-in-law Jean Ramsey; stepsons, Hugh (Margie) Ramsey, North Sydney; Eugene (Jean) Ramsey, Sydney; Harold (Pearl) Ramsey, Sydney; Bill (Brenda) Ramsey, Berwich, N.S.; Glen (Royce) Ramsey, Halifax; Edward Ramsey, North Sydney; sisters, Henrietta Murray, Maple Ridge, BC; Olive Walters, Fox Roost, Nfld.; Viola (Holomew) Reid, New Glasgow; and brother, Lewellyn (Ella) Munden, Port Aux Basque, Nfld. She is survived by 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her husbands, Wilson Collier and David Hugh Ramsey; sons, Brian and Baby Ross; son-in-law, Ross MacDonald and daughter-in-law, Norma Collier; sisters, Emily and Marjorie and several brothers and sisters at birth. Family flowers only, donations my be made to Northside Community Guest Home. Visitation will take place at Dooleys Funeral Home, North Sydney on Monday, March 14 at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. with Archdeacon Reginald MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be made to
You've touched our lives, Mother In such a special way We've come to say we love you And will miss you everyday.

STAMPER, Nora J., 90
Cape Breton Post, March 22, 2005

It is with great sadness the family announce the death of Nora J. Stamper, 90, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney, Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Marystown, Nfld., in 1914, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Malay) Farrell. She lived in North Sydney since 1926. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.

She is survived by sons, Alexander (Anne), North Sydney, Lloyd (Cassie), Westville, N.S.; her daughter, Martina (William) Matthews, Fredericton, N.B.; grandchildren, Lisa Matthews, Toronto, Leslie Matthews, Saint John, N.B., Amy Matthews, Ottawa, Patrick Stamper, Fredericton, Heather Matthews (Brad), Kentville, Jeffrey Stamper, Truro; and one sister, Mary Shaw, Pictou. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel in 1959, and her longtime companion, James Coady in 1997. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Anne Farrell, North Sydney, Margaret Martin, Pictou, and Alice Farrell, Newfoundland, brothers, John Farrell, North Sydney, and Martin Farrell, Newfoundland. Visitation for Nora will be held (today) Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to



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