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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2005


CARMICHAEL, Doris Melvina
The Cape Breton Post, November 6, 2005

Passed away peacefully at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. Born in Freshwater, Carbonear, Nfld., Doris lived most of her young life in Glace Bay on Foundry Street, with family and friends. Doris' adult life was focused on her husband, Richard and their five daughters. She also spent much time on church and community functions. Doris enjoyed a closeness to her parents, brothers, and sisters. She also shared a love and closeness to Richard's family. Doris was an active member of Warden United Church and held the office of president of the Warden Ladies Guild for several years. Doris worked for many years in downtown retail businesses in Glace Bay and was co-owner of Carmichael's Family Clothing.

Doris was predeceased by her husband, Richard; parents, Edward and Elizabeth Clark; sisters, Mary Nicholson and Viola Tate; brothers, Fred, Marcelin and Jim. Doris is survived by her daughters, Judy(James Jenkins), Isabel(John Caldwell), Jean(Gordon Baird), Nancy(David Baker) and Norma (Norman MacMullin); grandchildren, Sean, Dean, Rick, Elizabeth, John, Kenneth, Susan, Wayne, Jean, James and Stephen as well as 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Eunice) Clark of Annapolis Valley, Lorne (Rosemary), Halifax; sisters, Elizabeth Davies and Frances Bond, both of Glace Bay.

Doris has a strong sense of family and family tradition. Nothing brought her more joy than to see her family enjoying a fine meal and good conversation. Family and extended family were very important to her. Baddeck was Doris' vacation and weekend retreat, where she enjoyed many happy hours gardening, which was one of her favourite hobbies. For the past five years, she enjoyed living in Baddeck with her daughter, Nancy. Doris gave her family a legacy of wonderful memories from a long life well lived.

Visitation for the late Doris Carmichael will be held today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home & Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. from Warden United Church, Fifth Street, Glace Bay with Rev. Laurie MacCuish officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Doris' memory may be made to Warden United Church, Glace Bay or Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

FUDGE, Harold, 75
The Cape Breton Post, October 15, 2005
Mr. Harold Fudge
, 75, of Havenside Road, Louisbourg, passed away Oct. 14, 2005, at Gordon Whitney Drive, Sydney. Born on Francois, Nfld., he was the eldest son of the late Benjamin and Rosanna (Dollimount) Fudge.

Harold was a fisherman most of his life. In his later years he served with the Canadian Coast Guard on the search and rescue cutter 118 out of Louisbourg. He was a member of the Mariners Lodge No. 50 and an active member of Louisbourg Seniors Club and his local parish, St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church.

Harold is survived by his two daughters, Linda Fudge, Louisbourg, and Marilyn (Freddie) Lunn, Sydney; three grandsons, Christopher(Robyn) Lunn, Sydney, Daniel MacKeigan, Halifax, Michael MacKeigan, Louisbourg; and his precious great granddaughter, Morgan Lunn, Sydney. He is also survived by his dear friend and companion, Mabel Tutty, Louisbourg; brother, Benjamin (Dora), Louisbourg; sisters, Edith (Leo) Carter, Louisbourg, Caroline (Don) MacIntyre, Hills Road; and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Rita, and younger brother, Wallace George. Visitation for the late Mr. Harold Fudge will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Louisbourg. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.Monday, Oct. 17, at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made to our webpage at

JOHNSTON, Margaret, 76
The Cape Breton Post, October 18, 2005
Margaret Johnston
, 76, Sydney, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a brief illness. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Allison and Bessie(Mugford) Russell of Musgrave Harbour, Nfld.

Margie was vigorous and involved. An active member of First United Church, having served as an elder for many years, president of the UCW, a former president of the IODE, Right Honourable Vincent Massey Chapter, a fundraiser for worthy causes, a lifelong bridge player and a source of inspiration, joy and comfort to family and friends.

Margie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gordon; sons, Brian(Catherine) Johnston, Halifax, and Robert(Sandra) Johnston, Saint John; sister, Doreen(Fraser) MacKinnon, New Waterford; brother, Fred (Shirley) Russell, Sydney; grandchildren, Kristie, Bradley, Matthew, Colton and Liam; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ross Russell. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will take place at First United Church, Thursday, 2 p.m., Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Oakfield Cemetery, Hillside Road, Mira. Reception to follow at the Christian Education Centre, Marion Bridge. Memorials may be made to First United Church, the Right Honourable Vincent Massey Chapter of the IODE or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

MCCORMACK, Thomas Harold, 71
Grand Lake Road
The Cape Breton Post, October 17, 2005
Thomas Harold McCormack
, 71, of Grand Lake Road, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born in St. John's Nfld., he was a son of the late Thomas Harold and Mary (Nash) McCormack. Tom retired from Canadian Chormalox as a machine operator. He was a member of Saint Leo's parish, Ontario. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, Lakeshore, Ontario.

Tom is survived by his wife, Shirley (Wall) McCormack; four daughters, Patsy, Denise, Gail, Wanda and two sons, Thomas Jr. and William; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eileen (Sam) Henderson. Tom was predeceased by four sisters, Lorett, Bernice, Jennie and Helen. A memorial service will be held in St. Augustine Church, Wednesday, 10 a.m. with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Newfoundland at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at

MOORE, Sarah Elizabeth, 96
The Cape Breton Post, October 24, 2005
Sarah Elizabeth Moore
, 96, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly of Babcock Drive, Westmount, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Harbourstone. Born in Western Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Silas and Clarimond (Puddester) Follett.

Sarah is survived by one son, Wellington "Duke" (Sandra); three grandsons, Robert (Shelley) Macdonald, Westmount, Keith (Elaine) Macdonald, British Columbia, Jason Moore, Halifax; nieces and nephews in Sydney, Newfoundland and USA. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1979; one daughter, Barbara Jean Macdonald in 1978 and brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral services in the chapel on Tuesday, 2 p.m. with Rev. David Hann officiating. Interment in Upper Leitches Creek Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care (Fisherman's Cove) for the care and kindness she received during her stay. Condolences may be made to the family at

MAY 15, 1913-OCT. 1, 2005
The Cape Breton Post, October 3, 2005

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the sudden and unexpected death of Irene Parsons, 92, of Seaview Manor and formerly of 31 Seaview St., Glace Bay, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Strickland) Lawrence. Irene was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church and St. Mary's Guild. Irene enjoyed knitting and cooking.

Irene is survived by daughters, Elizabeth (late Weldon Boutilier), Port Morien, Ivy MacNeil (Willie), Broughton, Eva Wareham (Heckie), Florence Gibbs (George), both of Glace Bay; sons, Jimmy (Pat) Parsons, Mira, Glen (Diane) Parsons, Alberta, Fred (Shirley) Parsons, Glace Bay; sisters, Louise Dean, Glace Bay, Mary MacKeigan, Halifax; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Fred; daughter, Alice; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two sons-in-law. Visitation for the late Irene Parsons will be held today (Monday), from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home & Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay (849-7520). Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Stacey Renous officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Donations in Irene's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

TOBIN, Lucy Rachel, 74
The Cape Breton Post, October 31, 2005
Lucy Rachel Tobin
, 74, of Westmount, Sydney, N.S., passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Eveline (Janes) Ingram.

She is survived by her son, Kevin (Liz), Cole Harbour; daughter, Donna (Danny) Keough, Sydney; three grandchildren, Mark MacKinnon (Carrie Ann), Kelly Tobin and Amy Tobin; three great-grandchildren, Mariah, Sophia and Dalton and by Robert Inkpen, Dartmouth, whom she considered a son; brothers, Harry (Elsie) Ingram, Burgeo, Nfld., Max (Hope) Ingram, Dartmouth; sisters, Jean (Wilfred) Hardy, Ingonish, and Sadie (Ken) Hann, Burgeo, Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, the late Reginald (Bussey) Tobin and daughter, June in infancy.

Lucy worked for many years at the Sydney City Hospital, retiring as house mother at the nurse's residence. She loved to knit sweaters and mittens for family and friends, playing cards and bingo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney. Visitation for the late Lucy Tobin will be Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be Wednesday,Nov. 2, 2005 at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, celebrated by Rev. Doug Murphy. Burial to follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Westmount. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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