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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2006


KING, Eliza Jane (Jen)
1921 - 2006
The Cape Breton Post, August 7, 2006

It is with sadness that the family of Eliza Jane (Earle) King announces her recent passing at the Cove Guest Home, where she was lovingly cared for the last nine years. Jen as she was affectionately known to family and friends was born in Carbonear, N.L. She was the daughter of the late Emma Mae and John Cephas Earle. She attended school in Newfoundland where she met and married her husband Robert Wallace King.

Jen and Wallace settled in Sydney where they raised their family of four sons. Jen was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and was well known for her baking and homemade bread. She loved to knit and crochet. She and Wallace maintained close contact with their family in Newfoundland making frequent visits. Jen was a member of First United Church, Whitney Avenue, where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the UCW.

Jen will be missed by her children, Ronald (Gloria), Lower Sackville, Robert (Beverly), New Glasgow, Wayne (Barbara), Kentville and John (Linda), Sydney; grandchildren, Lisa, Kentville, Allan Scott (Shelley), Karla (Ronald Downie), Nancy, Darryl, Melissa, Allison and great-grandson, Zacchary; sisters, Pearl Gallant and Gertrude Earle, Carbonear, Grace Crowley, Halifax, Lillian Smith, Spaniards Bay. Jen was predeceased by her husband, Wallace, brothers, Frank, Augustus, Ronald, Cephas, sister, Jessie Higdon and grandson, Michael Todd King. The family wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to Dr. John Archiblad and all of the devoted staff at the Cove who went above and beyond in caring for Jen. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today at 2 p.m., Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Committal at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home Foundation or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to Sydney Memorial Chapel at

KING, Robert Wallace Jr., 62
The Cape Breton Post, August 19, 2006
Robert Wallace King Jr.
age 62 of Birch St., New Glasgow passed peacefully away after a lengthy battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving wife, son and friends on Friday August 18, 2006 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Carbonear, Nfld., he was a son of the late Robert Wallace and Eliza Jane "Jen" (Earle) King. Bob was a resident of New Glasgow since 1973. He had been employed with Sobeys as a meat manager for 36 years before retiring in 1999 and then worked part time until October 2005. He was a member and former elder of Trinity United Church. Bob was a member of the United Commerical Travellers where he served a term as senior counselor. He was a member of the Bluenose Curling Club, a member of Sobeys Quarter Century Club. Bob enjoyed camping and bluegrass music. He was also a enthusiastic Nascar fan and attended several races.

Surviving are his wife, the former Beverly Chuppa; son, Darryl Robert, at home; brothers, Ronald Henry (Gloria), Lower Sackville,Wayne Sidney (Barbara), Kentville, John A.(Linda), Sydney; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, Michael Todd. Cremation will take place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, King St., New Glasgow. A memorial service will be held in Trinity United Church on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Lodge That Gives Halifax, the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital or to a charity of one's choice.

MACKINNON, Elsie, 91
The Cape Breton Post, August 22, 2006

We, the family, regret to announce the passing of Elsie MacKinnon on Monday August 21, 2006 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine (MacKinnon) Bennett. She was the last surviving member of her family. Elsie loved baking and cooking for her family and friends, she enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball games and golf.

She is survived by three daughters; twins, Dolores and Diane, Sydney, Barbara, Toronto; only granddaughter, Elizabeth, Lock Port; five great-grandchildren, Elora, Maeghan, Valerie, Gregory, and Derrick, Lock Port. She is also survived by two adopted sons, Davey and Billy; special grandchildren, Nathelie, Danielle and Mathieu Gauthier and many nieces and nephews, as well as her cats, Tiger and the Pest. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John MacKinnon in 1995, son, Greg, daughter-in-law, Margaret Ann, grandson in infancy John Cyril, sisters, Mary Bennett, Katie English, Margaret "Maggie" Cassivi, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Elliot, two sisters in infancy, three brothers, Corneilus "Con", Allan and Laughie. Visitation will take place Wednesday August 23, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, August 24 at Sacred Heart Parish, Sydney. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks with a reception to follow at Chant's funeral home reception area. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

PARSONS, Harold, 80
Cape Breton Post, August 2, 2006
Harold Parsons,
80, a resident of Minto St., North Sydney, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, moving to Codroy Valley, Newfoundland with his family at an early age, he was the son of the late William Harold and Lillian Frances (Samms) Parsons. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, a member of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge, and he was employed with Marine Atlantic for 35 years.

Harold is survived by one son James, (Calesta Young), North Sydney; one daughter, Velma (Hugh MacDougall), also of North Sydney, one sister Jane LeMoine, Louisbourg, and one brother, Jim Parsons, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. Also surviving are six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Gillard) Parsons, and one brother, Charles, Ontario. By his wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends will gather Thursday 10-11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney followed by a graveside committal service at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

SYMES, Janet, 72
The Cape Breton Post, August 16, 2006
Janet (Marks) Symes
, age 72, a resident of North Sydney, passed away Monday, August 14, 2006 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Parson's Harbour, NL., she was a daughter of the late William and Minnie (Durnford) Marks. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Edwin, to whom she was married for 54 years; her daughters, Rose and Ida; sons, Calvin and Roy (Colleen) and her only grandchild, Josh, for whom the sun rose and set. Janet also leaves behind her brother, Nathan (Mary) Marks; sisters, Miriam (Stan) Symes, Pearl (Doug) Skinner all of Fortune, NL.,and Margaret (Jerry) Wells, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Rose Marks, as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister Lucy, brother, Seward and brother-in-law, John.

Janet was a quiet woman who loved animals, especially her dog, Buddy. She truly loved her siblings and missed them terribly when she moved to Cape Breton. She always looked forward to their visits and considered family the most important thing in life. She loved to spoil her children and her grandson, Josh was the light of her life. Every time Josh visited, Janet had pop, chips and a five dollar bill waiting just for her boy. Her daughter, Rose was more like a sister to her and cared for her at home better than anyone could. Rose was her rock and never crumbled. Special thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick for his care, compassion and never ending support and to the wonderful nurses of the fourth and fifth floor of the Northside General Hospital for everything they did to make both Janet and her family's lives easier at the most difficult times. Words alone cannot express the gratitude we feel. We will never forget your kindness. Visitation for Janet will be held Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to

TAYLOR, Morgan, 75
The Cape Breton Post, August, 21, 2006
Morgan Taylor
, 75, resident of Regent Street, North Sydney, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital. Born at Rose Blanche, NL, he was a son of the late Morgan and Minnie Taylor. He was employed as a fisherman in the fishing industry all of his life. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the merchant navy.

Surviving is his companion, Georgina Pickles; stepdaughter, Phyllis(Wayne) Reno; two stepsons, Freeman(Louise) Spicer, Alec(Avalene) Spicer, all of North Sydney; daughter-inlaw, Sherry Taylor, North Sydney; two sisters, Irene Hardy, Rose Blanche, Claire(Roy) MacDonald, Port aux Basques; two brothers, Reginald(Elsie), Port aux Basques, Wilson (Beulah), Codroy Valley. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, also by good friend Monica Phalen. Morgan was predeceased by his wife, Flora (Blagdon) Taylor, his son, Terry Taylor, sister,Vera, brothers, Tom and Bill. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Arrangements under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.



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