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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2006


FARRELL, David Lundrigan 74
The Cape Breton Post, December 19, 2006

Born in Baie du Nord, N.L., Dave passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Dec. 18, 2006, in Sydney, N.S. Dave is survived by the love of his life, Teresa (Lush); as well as his adoring daughters, Monica Farrell (Paul Clattenburg), Donna Davis (Donald Davis), Wanda Evans (Paul Evans), Anita Farrell, Brenda Clements, Leona Farrell-Wadden (John Wadden) and his adored grandchildren, Jordan Evans, Jessica, Alexandra (Ally) and Daniel Davis, Brandon Clements, David Clattenburg, Andrea and Grace Wadden. He is also survived by his brothers, Kevin and Gerald, Sydney, Alphonsus, Halifax; sisters, Eileen Farrell and Genevieve Farrell, Sydney, Patricia Hickey and Alice Hickey, St. Jacques, N.L.

Dave loved his family first and foremost, spending vacations with Teresa and the girls visiting places that were important to them. As an outdoorsman,he truly loved his career as a land surveyor with CA Campbell Consultants and time spend hunting in Newfoundlandand the Cape Breton Highlands. Dave was a firm believer in the co-operative movement and proudly served as a past member of the board of directors of Sydney Credit Union.

In recent years he volunteered with the breakfast program at Ashby School. The Screaming Eagles have lost a true fan. He will be deeply missed by his family and broad group of friends. As all those who love him know, Dave never forgot a person he met.

Everyone is invited to a visitation at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21 at St. Theresa's Church, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Family flowers only. In memory of Dave's commitment to making the world a better place, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Many thanks to all those who cared for Dave at Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Glace Bay Health Care Complex.Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Life is the first gift, love is the second and family the third. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

Addendum to yesterday's posting; David Farrell 74, Sydney. Besides his parents, Thomas "Teacher Tom" and Frances (Lundrigan) Farrell, he was predeceased by his brother, Patrick. Cremation has taken place with family burial at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .

FRANCIS, Keith Douglas 37
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, December 2, 2006

It is with heavy hearts, we, the family of Keith Douglas Francis, announce his sudden passing at the age of 37 years. Born in Port Aux Basques, N.L., he was the son of Alice (Rose) and the late Albert Harvey Francis. Keith was employed with Atlantic Super Store in North Sydney, and took great pride in his work.He leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories, his loving wife Joy, of 13 years, and son, Albert, who was the centre of his life; his mother, Alice (Arthur Young), Port aux Basques, N.L.; brothers, Lloyd (Audrey), Wade (Cindy), Port aux Basques, Johnny (Bertha), Dartmouth; sisters, Mary, Stephenville, N.L., Phyllis (Jerry Pike), Lorna (Glen Sheaves), Darlene (Danny Mullins), Denise (Walter White), Tina (Collin Leamon), all of Port aux Basques; and by many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by mother-in-law, Florence (special father-in-law, Richard Murphy), North Sydney, father-in-law, Oswald Francis (Eva), Halifax, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Francis (Laura), Cole Harbour.Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Monday 2 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, with Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to

HARVEY, Albert 84
The Cape Breton Post, December 11, 2006
Albert Harvey
, 84, of Ingonish, N.S., passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at Neil's Harbour Health Complex. Born on June 6, 1922 in Isle Aux Morts, Nfld., he was the son of the late Ephriam and Susan Harvey. After both parents died, Albert was adopted at the age of five by John and Catherine Best and their two sons, Sam and Albert 'Obe'.

He is survived by his son, Clyde, Ingonish and many relatives. Predeceased by his loving wife, Susannah (Holder); brothers, Lander, William; sister, Rose; stepbrothers Sam and Albert 'Obe'.

Albert served in the Second World War. Upon returning to Ingonish he married, working in the fishing industry and was a local mail carrier in the northern area of C.B. In 1952 he joined Parks Canada where he worked as a painter, janitorial and gardener's assistant until he retired. Albert was always involved in all community affairs including the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 105 and St. John's Anglican Church where he devoted his time and talent. He loved being with his family and friends playing cards, (especially cribbage), carving model boats, etc. He was loved and respected by the whole community. For the past three months he was a resident of Harbour View Hospital Veteran's Unit, Sydney Mines, where he received special care.

Albert will be greatly missed by all and will always be in our hearts. He was the 'Salt of the Earth'. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Ingonish with Rev. Elliot Siteman officiating. Burial at the St. John's Cemetery, Ingonish. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family
(On a personal note, I knew this man as he worked with my father at the National Park in Ingonish. He was one of the nicest, kindest persons one would ever hope to meet. Bill C.)

HEAD, Solomon Elmo 71
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, December 6, 2006

Passed away suddenly at the Northside General Hospital, Dec. 3, 2006. Survived by beloved partner and friend for some years, Phyllis Clifford; Ralph, Mary and Popeye. Body will be transferred to Newfoundland to be buried with family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

LAWLOR, Walter Joseph 91
Glace Bay/Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, December 9, 2006
Walter Joseph Lawlor
, 91, a resident of Taigh Na Mara Veterans Wing and formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in St. John's, Nfld., Dec. 2, 1914, Walter lived most of his life in Cape Breton and was the first manager/operator of the Sydney Airport. He oversaw much of the construction and expansion of the runway system after 1945. He will be remembered by many as a true veteran of the Second World War, having participated in the 'Thousand Plane Raid' and having been shot down over the English Channel.

Walter was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Alice Foley and by so many close friends. Walter is still remembered fondly by former employees, associates, legion comrades, neighbours and acquaintances. He is survived by his only son, Michael, a resident of Happy Valley, Labrador. A 'Celebration of Life' will be hosted at the John Bernard Croak VC Branch 3 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 43 Union St., Glace Bay, Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter Clifford Bisson (Maj. Ret.) officiating. Friends and guests are invited to share their stories and remembrances at this reception. Walter's remains will be buried alongside his wife, Mary in St. John's, N.L., next spring. Donations in Walter's memory are suggested to the Comfort Fund, the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of choice.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember Them."

MACINNIS, Eileen "Woody" C. (Peddle)
The Cape Breton Post, December 22, 2006

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, Eileen "Woody" MacInnis, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Blanford, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Effle Peddle. Woody was employed at Revenue Canada in Ottawa and Sydney, until her retirement in 1990. Woody loved her sports and was an avid "Bruins" fan. While living in Ottawa, she regularly attended the Ottawa Rough Riders games. Woody also loved curling and a good card game.

Woody is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Ken), Florence (Jack),son, Danny (Valerie), all of Sydney. She is also survived by her "Newfie" family, brothers, Gerald, Lloyd, Frank; sisters, Carrie (John) Parsons, Judy Collins, Sally (Allan) Peddle, Joyce Holloway, Ruth (Boyd) Hawco, Ann (Colin) Greening; as well as grandchildren, Tina (Mac), Derek (Courtney), Nicholas, Breagh and Racheal; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Taylor and Chelsea. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph P. and infant son, Andrew. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimers Society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .

MACPHEE, Joan 74
Whitney Pier
The Cape Breton Post, December 15, 2006
Joan MacPhee
, 74, of Church Street, Whitney Pier, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Harbour Main, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Martin and May Wall. Joan was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, and formerly employed as a nursing assistant at St. Rita Hospital. She was an avid nature lover who enjoyed taking walks in the woods and near the ocean. When visiting Newfoundland, Joan enjoyed spending time picking bake apples. She also loved spending time listening to the entertainment on the boardwalk and picnicking in Wentworth Park.

Surviving are her loving husband, Fred; sisters, Bridie and Cathy, Newfoundland; brother, Bill, Newfoundland, and several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Boland. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church 11 a.m., Saturday, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

PICCOTT, Garfield 83
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, December 27, 2006

It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Garfield Piccott announce his passing Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. He was born in Piccarie, N.L., the son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen (Simms) Piccott. In his earlier years he worked as a fisherman and later as a bosun aboard the CN Marine vessels until his retirement in 1988, after 36 years of service. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, a member of Fulton Orange Lodge No. 1754 and of Ennis Killen No. 341.

Garfield is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Rose (Dewland) Piccott; four daughters, Queena (Walter) Nowlan, Dartmouth, Sharon (Samuel) Skinner, North Sydney, Rose Marie (Ronald) Ross, Timberlea, Carrilynn (Jeff) Wall, Dartmouth; by three sons, Garfield "Gary" (Diane) Piccott, Jobe Piccott, both of Dartmouth, and Glenn(Cheryl) Piccott, North Sydney; 11 grandchildren, Stephen Skinner, Shawn Skinner, Susan Johnstone, Wally Nowlan, Tammy Ripley, Jeffrey Wall, Jason Wall, Ryan Piccott, Lucas Piccott, Regan Piccott and Sara Piccott; four great grandchildren, Matthew Skinner, Riley Skinner, Rebecca Ripley and Liam Ripley. Also surviving is his sister, Dorothy Blagdon, North Sydney, and brother-in-law, Job (Patsy) Dewland, Milltown Bay, Despoir, N.L. He was predeceased by brothers, George Piccott, North Sydney, James Piccott, Cartyville, N.L., Arthur Piccott, Halifax, and by sisters, Rebecca Herridge and Carrie Sheppard, North Sydney. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to



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