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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2006


EVANS, Melida, 77
The Cape Breton Post, April 5, 2006

Liz and her brothers sadly announce the passing of our dear mother, Melida Evans, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney, on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine Green. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, and a member of the Married Couples Association for a number of years. She was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. In healthier years she loved to play bingo, darts, cards and bowling. She was a former member of the LOBA and the LTBA.

She is survived by her daughter, Liz, at home; her three sons, Martin (Norma), Clarence, both of Sydney, Levi (Jackie), Georges River; three grandsons, Jamie, Levi Jr. and Jimmy Evans; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Lexie and Jaycee; one brother, Austin (Frances) Green, Burgeo, N.L. She will be sadly missed by her close friends, Veronica and Holly Fraser and Selena Harris. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Evans, grandson, David, two sisters, Myrtle and Mable, five brothers, Clayton, Ken, George, Archie and Martin. Visitation for Melida will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Friday at 3 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to

JACKSON, Catherine (Angela)
MAY 31, 1927-APRIL 30, 2006
The Cape Breton Post, May 1, 2006
Catherine (Angela) Jackson
, 78, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Leonard A. Miller Centre. Predeceased by husband Fred (2002), her mother, Lucy Grouchy, father, James Grouchy, brothers, Jim and Francis Grouchy and sister Carol Stevenson. Leaving to mourn, are sons, Fred (Beatrice), residing in Sydney, N.S., Craig (Renee) of St. John's; grandchildren, Stephanie, Melissa, Jillian, Nicola and Carmen, all of Sydney; Craig and Tyler, St. John's. Special nephew,Edward Stevenson (Joanne) of St. John's; sisters- in-law, Louise Grouchy of St. John's, Lillian Griffen of Gulfport, Miss., Teresa Jackson of Logy Bay and Daphne Grouchy of St. John's; brotherin-law, Edward Stevenson of St. John's and niece, Debbie Stevenson; special aunt, Kate Rossister. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Simply known as Angela, a grandmother and mother to many children. Angela touched many families, children and young adults in the Higher Levels area of St. John's with her community spirit, especially sports. Always avoiding the limelight, she would always accomplish her goals from the background and it was always service above self.

Resting at Cauls Funeral Home today (Monday, May 1), 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Wednesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. from The Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Military Road. Following the mass, Angela will be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Dr.H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's.

MATTHEWS, Betty Mae 63
The Cape Breton Post, April 8, 2006
Betty Mae Matthews
passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 6, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in West Point, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Harley and Margaret Anderson. She is survived by her best friend and husband of nearly 46 years, Bob; her son, Norman(Tanya), Alberta; daughters, Blanche (Ken), Barrie, Ont., Lynn Clucas, Fredericton, N.B.,and Colleen (Roy) Symes, Sydney Mines. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert, Hilarie, Megan, Billy, Josh, Dylan, Ryan, Erica, Colin, Tyler and Dawson; her brothers, Melvin (Ann Marie), North Sydney, Ernie, Florence, and John (Donna), North Sydney; many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; special sister-in-law, Blanche MacAulay and brothers-in-law. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Beatrice, brother, Ralphie, infant son, Brian Louis and her precious son, Bobby.

Betty Mae was known for her quick wit and her deep compassion for all people. She was a loving mother and a true friend to her children and was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She loved to ride on the motorcycle she and her husband, Bob had. She had many, many friends who truly adored her.

There will be no visitation by request. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence, with Mrs. Norma Mills officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

The Cape Breton Post, April 15, 2006
Ruel Matthews
, 98, of Berwick, Me., and formerly of Lingan, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Dover, New Hampshire. Born in Burgeo, N.L., he was the son of the late William and Ann (Cribb) Matthews.

Ruel was an avid mariner and had travelled the world in that respect. As per his wishes, he will be interred by the ocean in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lingan, at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to

WHEELER, Donald G.
The Cape Breton Post, April 8, 2006

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald George Wheeler, a resident of Brook Street, North Sydney, on Thursday, April 5, 2006. Born in Toronto, he was a son of George and Mary Wheeler of Greenspond, N.L. Donald had been employed as a fish plant worker for a number of years. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Amy; two sisters, Judy, Newfoundland and Labrador, Shirley, North Sydney and one brother, Christopher, Newfoundland and Labrador. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Monday 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.



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