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Newfoundland Obituaries
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Cape Breton Post
September 2005

 

GARDINER, Winnifred (Winnie)
1916-2005
The Cape Breton Post, September 3, 2005

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Winnie Gardiner of 18 Jones St., Glace Bay, on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Glace Bay Health Complex. Born in Portugal Cove, Nfld., Aug. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Elizabeth(Somerton) Miller, and was a member of Epworth United Church.

Winnie is survived by son Richard "Rick" (Jean) Gardiner and daughter, Cheryl (Sherry) Gardiner; grandchildren, Ricky (Tammy) and Rhonelda; great-grandchildren, Christina and Jamie Kelly and Emma and Alex Gardiner. Also surviving are brother, Arch (Joyce) Millerand sister, Dot Hussey, both of Portugal Cove, Nfld. Winnie was a foster mother to many children and had a special relationship with Margo Nicholson, who always kept in touch with her. She was a special nanny to John Robert, Tanya and Jennifer. Winnie will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends, especially Jackie and Bobby Snow and Brickie Demeyere. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry (Tony) in 1964 and infant son, James. Also by brothers, Bill, George, Ron and Jake, sisters, Hannah, Marg, Beth and little sister, Frederica, also granddaughter, Christina Lynn Gardiner.Visitation for Winnie will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 2p.m. in Epworth United Church, with Nancy Whitney, LPMIT officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Winnie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


GRIFFIN, Hedley Budd, 72
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 6, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of Hedley B. Griffin announce his passing on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at his home. Born in Petites, Nfld., he was the son of the late George and Blanche (Anderson) Griffin. Hedley retired from Marine Atlantic in 1990 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed spending his summers in Whycocomagh, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Georgina (Reid) Griffin; one son, Robert Griffin at home; two sisters, Viola (Raymond) Mauger of Port Aux Basques, Nfld., Daisy (Robert) Jillette of Miramichi,N.B.; two brothers, Roy (Sadie) Griffin of New Germany, N.S., Bert (Janet) Griffin of Dartmouth, N.S. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Hedley was predeceased by one sister, Beulah Fudge. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church with the Rev. David Luker officiating. A burial will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be offered through info@wjdooley.com


CLUETT, Winfred "Wynn", 66
Newbury Street, Sydney, NS
The Cape Breton Post, September 23, 2005
Wynn Hatcher
, 66, of Newbury Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Belloram, Nfld., he was the son of the late Levi and Janet (Rose) Burdock and stepfather, Whitney Hatcher. Wynn had a distinguished career in law enforcement. After spending 11 years as a police officer with the Sydney Police Force, he moved on to a 20-year career as chief deputy sheriff with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice in Cape Breton.

Surviving are his children, Jodi Blois (Glen), Glace Bay, and Kirk (Kyesia), Toronto; grandchildren, Ryan, Cory and Shannon Blois, Glace Bay; four brothers, Ron (Mary), St. Margaret's Bay, James (Teresa), Gary (Heather), Bill (Carolyn), Sydney; two sisters, Mamie Gentile, Halifax, and Kathy Ann (John Ramsay), Sydney; brother-in-law, Wayne Gentile, Sydney; many nieces and nephews; and companion, Sue Anne Keough. Besides his parents and stepfather, Wynn was predeceased by his brother, Allan Burdock. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church, Monday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Branch of the VON, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


CRAWLEY, Jane M.
ALBERT BRIDGE
The Cape Breton Post, September 13, 2005
Jane Madonna Crawley
, age 58, of 35 Pledge Dr., Albert Bridge and formerly of Whitney Pier, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Baie Du Nord, Nfld., she was the daughter of the former Pearl Douglas and the late Pius Farrell.

Jane was a member of Saint Joseph's Church, Mira Ferry, and a former member of Holy Redeemer parish, Sydney. Jane was the first executive director of Transition House. She also worked for the Company of Canadians. Jane was the executive director of the Cape Breton Community Housing Association for the past 27 years. She was a very community oriented person and was a strong advocate for mental health consumers. She was instrumental in establishing the first residential programs in Cape Breton.

Throughout her career as a social worker she was involved with various organizations serving as a founding member of the Nova Scotia Residential Services Society (NSRAA), both as president and vice-president. She sat on numerous committees throughout the years, such as the liaison committee, education committee and the joint executive committee. Jane was also a board member of the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council from June 2002-October 2003. She was a member of the mental health advisory committee of the Cape Breton Healthcare Complex and was a member of the Schizophrenia Society. Jane, in the past, was very active politically with the NDP on both the provincial and federal levels.

Jane is survived by her husband of 41 years, Terry of Albert Bridge; her mother, the former Pearl Douglas, Sydney; four sons, Terry Jr.(Theresa), Calgary, Alta., Michael, Bridgewater, Blois, London, England, and Aron(Melinda), Port Hawkesbury. She is also survived by two sisters, Gertie DiCesere(Don), Corner Brook, Nfld. and Bernadette MacDougall(Graham), Sydney; sisters-in-law, Rochelle Farrell, Mamie Libbey(Ted) and four grandchildren, Farrell, Mitchell, Michael Thomas and Meadow. Besides her father, Pius, Jane was predeceased by her brother, Thomas. Visitation for the late Jane Crawley will be held today(Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 14, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, concelebrated by Fr. Errol MacDonald, Fr. Conrad Edwards and Fr. Bedford Doucette. Burial will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VON, Palliative Care or the Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


HILLIER, Silas Seymore, 63
SYDNEY
The Cape Breton Post, Saturday, September 17, 2005
Cy Hillier
, 63, of Mapleridge Drive, Sydney, passed away suddenly Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Windsor, Nfld., he was the son of the late Arthur and Ivy Hillier, formerly of Keltic Drive, Sydney. After spending time in the military, Cy moved to Ontario where he was employed as a building superintendent with several companies until 1991, when he returned to Cape Breton. Cy was a quiet person who enjoyed spending a great deal of time reading.

Surviving are daughters, Donna, Cape North, and Edwina, Margaree; sons, Angus, Ontario, and Joseph'Jody' (Norma), Sackville, N.S.; sisters, Jennifer (Leo Tomko), Sadie (Ronald Dinn) and Mabel (Ralph Weatherbee), Sydney; brothers, Ed, Sydney, David (Theresa), Howie Centre, and Kenneth, Haney Town, N.B.; grandchildren, Angela, Miranda, Patrice, Doreen, John, Daniel and Tyler; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Geraldine(Frank) Brace and Hazel(William) Fougere, brothers, Maxwell and Robert. There will be no visitation by request of family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Monday at 1 p.m., Rev. Valerie Rhymes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.symaptico.ca


HINES, George (Crocker), 86
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 08, 2005

It is with great sorrow the family announce the passing of George (Crocker) Hines, age 86, a former resident of Regent Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Robert (Bob) and Blanche Hines. He was employed for many years with the town of North Sydney, public works department until his retirement. He was a Veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Navy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 in North Sydney.

He is survived by one daughter, Georgina "Jean" (Blair) Cantwell, Ontario; daughter-inlaw, Judy (Lemoine) Hines, Little Bras d'Or; one brother, Herb (Kaye) Hines, Westmount; two sisters, May, Hamilton, Rita Evans, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his wife, Annie (Dolomont) Hines, one son, John Eric Hines, four sisters, Jen, Alma, Helen (Nell) and Yvonne. No visitation by request. Funeral service for George will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Michael Connolly officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


MACDONALD, Harvey Michael 68
CORNER BROOK, NL
The Cape Breton Post, September 23, 2005

It is with deep sadness that the family of Harvey MacDonald announces his passing on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the age of 68, in Corner Brook, Nfld. Leaving to mourn with strong loving memories, his wife of 39 years, Maureen (Murphy); children, Maureen Ann, Halifax, David, Halifax, and Heather Koretsch (Andrew) and granddaughter,Victoria. Brothers, David (Margaret), Mississauga, Larry (Joan), Donald (Linda), Paul (Michelle), Kitchener Ont. and a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by parents, Ronald and Margaret MacDonald. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fillitres Funeral Home.


MALCOLM-MACGREGOR, Mildred
ONTARIO
The Cape Breton Post, September 10, 2005

Passed away peacefully at Sheppard Lodge in Scarborough, Ont., on her 104th birthday, September 7, 2005. Mildred was the daughter of the late Charlotte (Hatcher) and John Skinner. She was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., and moved with her parents to Sydney, N.S.

Mildred married James MacGregor and together they had five children, Cecil, Ruth, Phyllis, Eleanor and Thelma. James passed away in 1943 and she later married Lawson Malcolm who passed away in 1970. Mildred then moved to Ontario to be near her family. While residing in Sydney, she was an active member of Christ Church and Club 55.

She is survived by her son, Cecil and his wife Thelma (MacTavish), Ruth and her husband Linwood Killam, Phyllis and her husband Bill Welsh, all of California, Eleanor, wife of the late John Dunford, Thelma, wife of the late George Buckle, all of Barrie, Ont.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie, Ont.,Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com


MUNROE, Kate (Keeping)
1908-2005
The Cape Breton Post, September 26, 2005

After living a full life of 96 years, Kate passed away peacefully in her sleep, Sept. 24, 2005 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Kate was born in Harbour Le Cou, N.L., and at the age of 16 years, she relocated to Glace Bay, where she married Harry Keeping (deceased), raised four children at 58 Brookland St., Glace Bay, Eileen MacKinnon, Albert (deceased), Ruth Petrie and Ross. Kate was a loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren, who will carry her warmth and comfort forever. She will also be greatly missed by her 17 great grandchildren. Brother-in-law, Eddie Burns, still resides in Howie Centre. Kate was predeceased by her brother, Albert and four sisters, Florence (Cross), Amy (Hatcher), Hazel (Clarke), and Nina (Burns). She was also predeceased by her second husband, George Munroe.

Kate was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. As we, the family, celebrate an exceptional lady and the life of giving that she lived, we would like to thank caregivers at Seaview Manor and the Glace Bay Hospital for their compassion and consideration. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church. A reception will follow in St. Mary's Hall. Burial will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Glace Bay Health Care Complex or Seaview Manor. "Good-bye, Kitty, we love you and we'll see you again." Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Online condolences may be sent to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca


PERRY, Tobias, 88
Sydney/ Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, September 20, 2005
Tobias Perry
, 88, formerly of Hyland Street, Sydney, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home, Glace Bay. Born in Bloomfield, Nfld., he was the son of the late Alfred and Blanche (Matthews) Perry. In 1942, Tob moved to Sydney and operated "Perry's Barber Shop" in the Pier district for over 35 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the West Novies in Italy and Holland.

Surviving are his brother, Walter (Rita) Perry, Bloomfield, Nfld.; son, David, Ottawa; daughter, Dale (Myles) Poupore, Whitby, Ont.; grandsons, Lee and Shane Perry and Sean and Kyle Poupore, Ontario. Tob is also survived by his stepchildren, Harold (Corrine) Butt and Helen (Lowell) Huntington, Marion Bridge, Ted (Milli) Butt, B.C., Mel (Roger) Swarbrick, New Glasgow, Linda (Rolland) Fournier, Ontario, and Carolyn (Lindsey) Steele, Westville. Uncle Tob is also survived by several devoted nieces and nephews. Tob was predeceased by his wife, Blanche (Butt) in 2002, brothers, Josiah and William and sisters, Marjorie and Lillian. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, Chaplain Mary Lou McDougall officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A very special thank you to Mary Lou McDougall and the staff of Taigh Na Mara who helped look after Tob while he was a resident there. We, his family will be forever grateful for the love and kindness you showed us during Tob's last days. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


PYKE, Christine, 97
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 26, 2005

It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Christine Pyke, age 97, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Point Aux Gaul, N.L., she was the daughter ofthe late William and Emma (Hillier) Hepditch. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, North Sydney.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her six sons, Leslie (Ruth), Austin (Sheila), Leroy (Lily), all of North Sydney, Milton (Jean), Henry (Carol), both of Carlton Place, Ont., Harvey (Marion), Pickering, Ont.; five daughters, Enamarie (William) Summerton, Washington, U.S.A., Millie (Cecil) Moores, Waterdown, Ont., Shirley (Donald) Penticost, Gertie (Richard) Aylward, both of Oshawa, Ont., Polly (Ron) Hosking, Abbotsford, B.C.; two daughters-in-law, Edna Pyke, Bowmanville, Ont., Ruth Pyke, North Sydney; two sisters, Elizabeth Mills and Emma Kuhn, both of Dartmouth. Also surviving are 36 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Christine was predeceased by her husband, Henry Pyke; two sons, Ray and Frank; four grandchildren and a number of brothers and sisters.Visitation for Christine will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 31 Peppett Street, North Sydney, with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Organ Fund. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


REYNOLDS, William "Bill"Joseph, 74
SYDNEY
The Cape Breton Post, September 13, 2005
William Joseph Reynolds
, 74,of Sydney, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his loving wife Pearl at his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in River Head, Harbour Grace, Nfld., he was the son of the late James and Mary (Hicks) Reynolds. He was a member of St. Theresa's parish, Sydney. Bill worked for 42 years with Sydney Steel Corporation , retiring in 1989.

He is survived by his wife Verna "Pearl" (Bradley) Reynolds; two daughters, Adelia Pearl (Albert) MacKenzie, Truro, Gwendolyn Irene Nerpin, Marathon, Ont.; two sons, Charles Edwin(Kim), Truro, William Joseph Jr.(Darleen), Dartmouth; a sister, Kathleen O'Rourke, Whitney Pier, a brother, Cyril, East Bay; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Rupert, Toronto, and two brothers in infancy, Patrick and Richard. Visitation for the late Mr. Reynolds will take place Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday a t St. Theresa's Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or acharity of choice. Online condolences may be sent twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


RIGGS, Beulah C. "Lottie", 91
NORTH SYDNEY
The Cape Breton Post, Saturday, September 17, 2005

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Beulah "Lottie" Riggs, 91, a resident of Victoria Street, North Sydney, who died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Ann (Stride) Dingwell. Lottie was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, a member of the Mary Unit of the UCW, and of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (George) Davis, North Sydney, Rachael (Winston) Durdle, Pasadena, Nfld., Beulah (Sandy) Chisholm, Halifax; two sisters, Elsa Carpenter, Corner Brook, Christina Sweetapple, Corner Brook; two brothers, George Dingwell, Corner Brook, Neil Dingwell, St. John's, Nfld.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lottie was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Riggs, two sisters, Norma Lowe and Rosalie Holloway, two brothers, Raymond Dingwell and Bruce Dingwell. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Monday 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


SUTTON, Denis (Ret'd RCMP)
BOULARDERIE CENTRE
The Cape Breton Post, September 16, 2005
Denis Sutton (Ret'd RCMP)
, 68, of Boularderie Centre, died peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bay D'Espoir, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late John William and Catherine (Foote) Sutton. He was an active memberof St. Joachim's parish, Boularderie. He was a Past Grand Knight of the KOC Council in Bras d'Or and a member of the Father William Kieley Council KOC, North Sydney. He was a founding member of the Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, and Neil's Harbour Lions Clubs and an active member of the Port Hawkesbury Lions Club. Denis served with the RCMP in Halifax, Liverpool, Shelburne Digby, Sherbrooke, Port Hawkesbury, Ingonish, Sydney and North Sydney.

He is survived by his wife,Catherine (MacNeil); his sons, Peter, England, Paul, RMC Kingston, and Patrick(Catherine) and grandson Niall, California; his daughter, Mary(Michael) Desormeau, Antigonish. Also surviving are his brothers, George (the late Rita), John(Barbara), Joseph(Bernadette), Wallace(Laura), Clarence(Joyce), Alfred(Shirley), Elmer(Sara) and Christopher(Daphene), all in Newfoundland and Labrador; his sisters, Mary Gosse, Mildred Sutton, both in Newfoundland, and Catherine Organ, Halifax. He was predeceased by his infant son, Joseph and his sister, Florence Caul. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral will take place Monday at 2p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Sandy MacNeil and Fr. Bogdan Sianozecki officiating. Internment in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.

 

 

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