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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2006


ANDREWS, Albert, 78
The Cape Breton Post, May18, 2006
Andrews, Albert,
78, of Sydney, C.B., passed away in hospital in Dartmouth N. S., May 17, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Albert is survived by his loving and loyal wife of 53 years, Sally (Sara Beaton); his son, Albert Jr. "Allee" (Deborah Woolway), Dartmouth, and daughters, Laura Ann (Dennis Farquharson), Barriere, B.C., and Sharon (Michael Johnston), Dartmouth. His grandchildren, Bronwyn and Maxwell Andrews, Taylor and Bhreagh Farquharson and Meghan and Emily Johnston were his delight, and he was enormously proud of their growing accomplishments and their adventures. Also survived by sisters, Maisie (Wells Woodill), Halifax, Madeline MacDonald, Sydney River, Stella LeDrew, Sydney, and Jeanette Sparling, Picton, Ont.; brothers, Loderick (Audrey), Sydney, Jack, Westmount and Earl (Corinne), Brampton, Ont. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Daynes and by brothers, Harold and Robert.

Albert was the son of the late Jacob and Annie (Osmond) Andrews of Newfoundland. He was born in Whitney Pier, Sydney, May 25, 1927, the fifth of 11 children. He married Sally in 1953 and they were devoted to each other through a long and happy marriage. He was a true partner, helping with child care and housekeeping. He prided himself on his cooking and loved preparing a good scoff for family visits.

Albert worked at Sydney Steel for 47 years, rising through the ranks to become the heater of the rail mill. An avid outdoorsman, Albert's passions were hunting, fishing and camping. He and his young family spent many happy summers on family land in River Denys, Inverness County. Albert loved to tell stories about his Newfoundland heritage. He was a master of ingenuity and he instilled in his children the values of self-reliance and resourcefulness, he also made sure they each earned a university education.

The body is resting at Sydney Memorial Chapel in Sydney. Visitation will take place Saturday, May 20 between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church in Sydney, Rev. Valerie Rhymes officiating. Burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney, followed by a reception in Christ Church hall. Family flowers only. If you wish, donations may be made to Christ Church in Sydney, or the charity of your choice.

JACOBS, Iris, 75
The Cape Breton Post, May 5, 2006
Mary Iris Jacobs
, 75, of Duffell Drive, Sydney, passed away at home Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Born in St. Georges Creek, N.L., she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia(Gale) Young. Iris was a member of Immaculate Heart parish, Mira Road. Prior to retiring, she did domestic work at military bases in Borden, Ont., Gagetown, N.B., and the Sydney Radar Base.

Surviving are her husband, George; daughter, Donna, Sydney; son, Ricky, Halifax; grandson, Michael Munn; sisters, Edna and Gloria; brothers, Robert, Clyde, Raymond and Roy. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Immaculate Heart Church, Monday, 11 a.m., Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative Care or the VON. Condolences may be sent to the family at

LEUDY, Kathleen (Hutchings), 74
Kathleen Muriel Leudy
, 74, passed away peacefully with her rosary in hand on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Born in Tilton, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Beatrice (Smith) Hutchings and stepdaughter of the late Belinda Hutchings, all of Tilton, Conception Bay, N.L. She was a very religious person attending mass regularly at Harbourstone chapel.

Surviving are her three daughters, Joan Leudy and Betty Dorn (Leudy), Sydney, and Linda MacInnis MacLellan (Leudy), Glendale, N.S.; seven grandchildren, Angela, Sandra, Archie, Tanya, Brian, Sebert and Roderick; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence, Labrador, Mildred, Margaret, Joan and Debbie, Newfoundland, Louise, Toronto, and Rhoda, California; brothers, Joe and Jack, Newfoundland, and Sol, California; many nieces and nephews. Kaye was predeceased by her husband, Louis Francis Leudy, son and grandson in infancy, sisters, Marian, Lillian and Gertrude and brothers, William, Clifford and Wilfred. Thank you to the staff of Harbourstone for the excellent care given to Kaye during her final days. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Monday at 9 a.m. with Rev. Paul MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Following the service a reception will be held at the Meridian Hotel, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

MAUGER, Edith Blanch, 89
The Cape Breton Post, May 15, 2006

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother Edith Blanche Mauger, Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Otter's Point, N.L., she was the daughter of the late James and Harriet (Collier) Courtney.

Soon after the death of her husband Clem, Blanche moved to the Enriched Housing apartments on Queen Street, North Sydney, and remained there until six months ago, where she then resided with her son Brian.

Blanche was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, and a former member of Drummond Memorial Church, Ross Ferry, and was a former member of LOBA. She is survived by her children, Lillian Ridgewell (Lloyd), Gerald Mauger (Elma),Kenneth Mauger (Elsie), Judith Allen (Sheldon), Brian Mauger (Yvonne); beloved daughter-in-law and caregiver, Pat Zulik (Richard); four sisters, Effie Webb (Andrew), Elsie Dean (Clarence), Shirley Gushue (Herman), Alma Fisher (Bob); 11 grandchildren, Karen and Cheryl Ridgewell, Bonnie MacDougall, Paul, Darryl, Suzetteand Chris Mauger, Gail Rich, Denise Allen- Bell, Jen MacCormack and Courtney Frank; 14 great-grandchildren and one great great- grandson. Special thanks to two 'adopted' daughters, Cynthia Berezuk and Bev MacDonald. She was predeceased by her husband, Clement Mauger, brothers, Sam, Roy and Jim Courtney, sisters, Mildred Bond and Nina Miles, daughter-in-law, Verna. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial in Drummond Memorial Cemetery,Ross Ferry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northside Palliative Care or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

MELBOURNE, Cecil William, 79
The Cape Breton Post, May 13, 2006

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Cecil William Melbourne, age 79, a resident of High Street, North Sydney. Cecil passed away peacefully Thursday, May 11, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Grand Bruit, N.L., he was the son of the late Hartley and Elsie (Neil) Melbourne.

Cecil served with the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was employed with CNR, CN Marine and Marine Atlantic, retiring as chief steward in 1985. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. He was also a member of the Orange Lodge and the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Susie (Best) Melbourne; three daughters, Elsie (Daniel) Farrell, Lower Sackville, Sheila (Wayne) Mulley, North Sydney, Michelle (Derek) Emond, Keswick, Ont.; two sons, Wayne (Lisa), Halifax, John (Genevieve), Lower Sackville; sisters, Loretta (James) Skeard, Daphne Patey, both of Port aux Basques; brother, Allan (Daisy) Melbourne, Stephenville. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Cecil was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Melbourne and a nephew, Hartley Melbourne. Cecil was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Throughout his courageous battle with cancer, he never lost his sense of humour. Visitation for Cecil will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2006, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

SLADE, Clarence Wellington, 71
The Cape Breton Post, May 5, 2006

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many, Clarence Wellington Slade, who passed away Thursday, May 4, 2006, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 8, 1934, in Victoria Village, N.L., he was the son of the late Angus and Willimena (Cole) Slade. He was a member of Saint Anne parish, Glace Bay. Clarence was employed by the Town of Glace Bay and worked at various collieries throughout Cape Breton. An avid walker and a very caring gentleman, Clarence was a very giving person, always thinking of others. He took great pride in helping other residents at his Nolan's Lane Seniors Complex by shovelling snow, raking grass and running errands.

Clarence will be sadly missed by his eight children, Connie (Della), Sydney, Billy (Shelly), New Waterford, Dave (Carolyn), Waterloo, Victor (Ann Marie), Kitchener, George (Kathleen), Glace Bay, Debbie (Roger), Glace Bay, Blair, Glace Bay, and Angel (Michael), Kitchener; and by special companion, Neena, Glace Bay; brothers, Victor, North River, Douglas, Mississauga, John (Eileen), Glace Bay; sisters, Mary (Alphonse Walsh), Glace Bay, Joyce, St. Thomas, Darlene, Oakville, Marie (Binky), Reserve, Lynn (Real Aucoin), Toronto, Rose (Ken Marsden), Milton, Diane (Jim Buckly), Mississauga; special sister-in-law, Linda; brothers-in-law, Andrew (Isabel) and James (Mary); special uncle, Major; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Jeanette, brothers, Angus and Ernest, sisters, Margaret and Violet, granddaughter, Terry-Lynn, sister-in-law, Judy, brothers-in-law, George and Leo. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive family and friends Saturday, May 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Memorial donations in Clarence's memory may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society. The family would like to thank the staff of Glace Bay Health Care Complex for the wonderful care given to our father. Online condolences may be sent to the family



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