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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2006


BRAGG, James, 86
The Cape Breton Post, Octoer 30, 2006

With sadness we announce the death of Mr. James Bragg of 26 Loyola Crescent, Sydney. Jimmy passed away quietly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, after a brief struggle with cancer. Born in Channel, N.L., Sept. 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Irvine and Willina Bragg. Mr. Bragg was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Musgrave) and a brother, Joseph Bragg. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Mel) Crowe; three grandchildren, David, Stephen and Dawn and by four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jared (David), Rileigh (Stephen) and Megan (Dawn). Also surviving are stepson, Gordon Whitney, Penticton, B.C. and his four children and stepdaughter, Clarice Whitney (Jerry Wyatt) of Crossville, Tennessee. Mr. Bragg was a former employee of Sydney Steel Corp., retiring in 1984. He was a long-standing member of the Elks Lodge in Sydney. He led an active life and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing with his many friends. Jim was well loved by those who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society, the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at

COFFEY, Jean Coffey - 86
The Cape Breton Post, October 31, 2006
Gertrude Jean Coffey
, 86, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Harbourstone. Born in Wabana, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Harvey. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Leo in 1993. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Condolence may be sent to the family at

HARRIS, Elizabeth "Bessie", 94
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2006

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Bessie Harris, 94, a resident of Gisborne Street, North Sydney, on Sunday Oct. 8, 2006, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Frenchman's Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Miles) Cross. Bessie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two sons, Philip Jr. with whom she resided; and Donald (Catherine), North Sydney; a daughter, Georgina (John Boutilier), North Sydney. Bessie is also survived by her eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a great great-grandson, and by her special caregivers, Olive Warren and Joan McGean. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Philip Harris Sr.; two brothers, Johnny and Martin and sister Clara. Family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel with Michael Connolly officiating. Burial in LakesideCemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of N.S. Online condolences may be sent to
"Safe In the Arms of Jesus"

JOHNSTON, Mary Mae, 86
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, October 6, 2006
Mary Mae Johnston
, 86, a resident of Beacon Crescent, passed away peacefully after a short illness, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Strickland. In her early years Mary was employed at the Belmont Hotel in North Sydney. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.

She is survived by her sister, Vera (the late John) Strickland, Lunenburg; sisters-in-law, Christine MacAulay, Leitches Creek, and Sarah Johnston, North Sydney. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and special friends, Marguerite Aikens, Bernice and Bill Steele and Emily Keeping. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Johnston, three brothers, Hartley, Edward and Garfield Strickland and her very special friend, Larry Grandy. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will follow in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek. Online condolences may be sent to

MACIVER, Violet Francis
Little Narrows
The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2006

It is with great sorrow, but with thanksgiving, that we announce the death of our mother and grandmother, Violet Francis MacIver, who died at Victoria County Memorial Hospital on Oct. 8, 2006 with her family at her side. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L. in 1918, she was the daughter of the late James Kenneth and Mary Grace (Budden) Francis. She came to Cape Breton with her family at an early age. She grew up in Glace Bay and later in Hazeldale, Victoria County. She worked in Little Narrows and the Sydney area for many years before returning to Hazeldale and marrying Jimmy (John E) MacIver and raising her family on the MacIver homestead in South Cove. A final move brought her to Little Narrows where she enjoyed life in the "old manse" for the last 38 years of her life.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Colin (Jimmy) in 1969; sisters, Blanch, Shirley, Lil, Betty, Clemantine, Rita, Gladas, and one brother, Dolland. She is survived by daughters, Doris (Ken) Boyd, Boisdale, Margaret (Rob), Martin, Hatchet Lake and sons, Rev. Colin, Winnipeg, David (Linda) Coxheath, and John (Linda), Little Narrows, and two sisters, Mable MacDonald and Claras Dean, both of Glace Bay. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was a very resourceful person and a creative artist in cloth, thread and yarn. Her quilts and other handcrafts are legacies left to her family and friends. Avid reading took her on journeys over time and around the world, so boredom was unknown to her. She was a member of Little Narrows Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, lead CGIT and was active in Womens Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid Society.

Visitation will be at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home in Whycocomagh today (Tuesday) from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Little Narrows Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m, Rev. Ron Sharpe officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Little Narrows Presbyterian Church, or the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at
"We are the children of the church. We work and play together; in trusting God to lead the way; in all we think or do or say."

MACDOUGALL, Kenneth Joseph, 69
Trenton/Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, October 17, 2006

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our brother Ken on Oct. 1, 2006. He passed away quietly and suddenly in his sleep at his home in Trenton, Ont. Ken was the son of the son of the late Francis MacDougall and Susan J. (Gale) MacDougall, South Branch, Nfld., he had resided on Reserve Street, Glace Bay. After graduating from St. Anne's High, he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force and followed that career until his retirement at the rank of Warrant Officer.

Ken is survived by his wife and best friend, Connie; one daughter, Erin MacDougall and one grandson, Luke. He will also be missed by brothers, Jim (Loretta), Greg (Ruth), Brian and Wayne, all of Glace Bay, and Hector (Joan), Hamilton, Ont.; three sisters, Rita, Glace Bay, Margaret (Rene Karrer), LaSalle, Ont., and Cora (Hugh Richards), Tawassen, B.C.; and manynieces and nephews. Cremation and burial have already occurred. A memorial service will take place at a later date in Glace Bay. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the CNIB would be appreciated.



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