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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2005


LAKE, William "Bill", 84
The Cape Breton Post, November 22, 2005
William Francis Lake
, 84, of 41 Grandview St., Sydney, N.S., formerly of Newfoundland, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.

Born in Oderin, Placentia Bay, Nfld., on July 6, 1921, he was the son of the late William Lake and Angela (Mulrooney) Lake. Bill spent his early years in the Atlantic fishery and was a retired CN Marine Atlantic employee.

Bill leaves to mourn, his wife of 30 years, Hilda (Pafford-Gabriel), her children and their families, Reginald (Helen) Gabriel, Bill Gabriel, Harold (Pat) Gabriel, Linda (Ib) Lauritsen, David (Sandra) Gabriel, Gordon (Bev) Gabriel; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews in the Lake family. He was predeceased by his brothers, Patrick, Cecil and John. Visitation for the late Mr. Lake will take place Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral service will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Sandy MacNeil officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit (Cape Breton Regional Hospital Health Care Complex), Salvation Army (Parkdale House) or a charity of choice. On line condolences may be sent to

MAY, Frances (Rose)
The Cape Breton Post, November 29, 2005
Frances(Rose) May

Regretfully, we the family of Frances May, 87, formerly of Westmount, announce her passing at the Dr. V.A. Snow Center in Hampton, N.B. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. Frances was born in Bay d'Nord, NL, on Dec. 30, 1917, to the late Hibbert and Charity Rose. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James "Jim", infant daughter,Charity, great-granddaughter, Erin Koch, sister, Irene Hillier. Lovingly remembered by her four daughters, Georgina (Georges) Lislois, Ottawa, Ont., Beverly (Richard) Evans, Terrace, B.C., Heather (Doug) Wort, Hampton, N.B., and Brenda May, Calgary, Alta.; son, Roger (Bonnie) May, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Frances will be sadly missed by her brothers, Kenneth, Enos (Margaret), Alton (Annelise), Bob(Levina) and Tom (Pat); sisters, Sarah Caines, Ada Grant and Charity (Tom) Pope; as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Funeral service will be held 11a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Coxheath, Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating, assisted by Rev.Weldon Smith. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In memory of Frances, donations to the Dr. V.A. Snow Center's Garden of Hope project, the Alzheimer's Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. There will be a reception with family following the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at

PENNY, Catherine "Kitty", 94
Cape Breton Post November 02, 2005 Wednesday

It is with great sadness that we the family mourn the passing of our dear mother Catherine "Kitty" Penny. She passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at the Northside Community Guest Home,where she received loving care for which we are extremely grateful.

Born in Western Bay, Nfld., on Oct. 23, 1911, moving to New Waterford at the age of four years. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Deliah (Kennedy-MacDonald) McCarthy. Mom was a well-known local seamstress, having worked with Koolex Cleaners for many years. She was a longtime devoted member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and a member of the Children of Mary.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean MacLean, North Sydney, Sharon (Ron Wrathall), Mississauga; one son,Albert, Port Coquitlam, B.C.; daughter-in-law, Gail Penny, Kingston,N.S.; one sister, Elizabeth Dickson, Marion Bridge; half-sister, Agnes (Marie) Mac- Donald, New Waterford. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband,Albert Penny, one son, Robert, daughter, Lois Serry, son-in-law, Norman MacLean, two sisters, Mary Lewis and Martha Mac- Neil, three brothers, James, Jerry and John, three brothers in infancy, William, Charles and Patrick, infant sister, Elizabeth and stepfather, Andrew MacDonald. Visitation for the late Catherine will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass to be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to:
"Our mother, one of God's jewels, returned to his treasure."



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