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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2007


The Cape Breton Post, April 4, 2007
- 80, Lower Sackville. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Brinson, loving husband, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, at his son's home in Lower Sackville, on April 2, 2007. Born December 11, 1926, in Change Islands, N.L., he was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his greatest supporter in sickness and health, his wife, Netta (Alcock); sons, Dan, Dawson (Cathy), Tony (Daphne) and Paul Brinson (Missy), and daughter, Judy (Eric) White. He is also survived by grandchildren, Danielle (Derek) McCarthy, Tamara and Danica White, Rod, Ryan, D.J., Shawn, Ashley, Tiffany and Nicole Brinson; great-grandchildren, Hayden McCarthy, Chloe and Logan Brinson; nephews, Ross Brinson (Phyllis), Bob (Valetta) Snow, Clyde (Debbie) Snow, Kyle Alcock; nieces, Patsy (Ken) Manuel, Amy Alcock; brother-in-law, Gary (Jackie) Alcock; sister-in-law, Geraldine Brinson. Special thanks to Missy MacInnis for all her  help and support. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Canon Robert Power officiating. There will be a memorial service in Lewisporte, N.L., to be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Dartmouth General Hospital, and the New Halifax Infirmary and VG Site, QEII, for the care and kindness shown. Also, thanks to Dr. Terry Mullens for his visits to the home, and to the VON Home Support and Palliative Care nurses for providing the care to enable him to come home and be with his family.
God Bless you all. The family of Harry Brinson.

CAMPBELL, Miriam Eileen
The Cape Breton Post, April 24, 2007
Miriam Eileen Campbell
, 83, of Victoria Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Cottage Street, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members on Sunday, April 22, 2007. Born in Grand Falls, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ron and Mary Ann (Sullivan) Griffin.

Wife of the late Murdoch Campbell, Miriam joined him in Cape Breton as a war bride following the Second World War. She was a parishioner of St. Anne's Church and was involved with church groups including the Carmelites, the St. Ann Society and the CWL. Her main focus and devotion was to family. She will be fondly remembered for her shy, gentle manner and her kindness towards others.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Frank Szeligo), Fredericton, Edna(Ed) Bownes, Calgary, Donnie (Bev), Antigonish, Mary (Guy LeBlanc), Montreal, Joan (Rod Monague), Christian Island, Ont., Angus (Rose), Manitoba, and Janet (Leo) Boyce, Glace Bay; special niece, Margie (Fred) Murdock, Fredericton; brother, Kieran Griffin, Grand Falls, Nfld.; sisters, Edna and Delores, both of Penticton, B.C., and Rita, Monrovia, Calif. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends. Besides her husband and parents, Miriam was predeceased by brothers, Basil and Ron and a sister in infancy.  Visitation will be held Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, Rev. Clifford Bisson officiating. Burial in St. Anne's Cemetery. Donations in Miriam's memory are suggested to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to

HILLIER, Harold Francis "Ginger", 83
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, April 4, 2007

The family is saddened to announce that Ginger Hillier passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 2, 2007, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born April 9, 1923, in Griguet, N.L., Ginger was the son of the late Thomas and Hannah (Pilgrim) Hillier.

At age 17, he proudly served his country with the Royal British Navy and sailed on the Storied Murmansk Run during the darkest days of the Second World War. Ginger settled in New Waterford with his wife Jean to raise his family while working in No. 12 Colliery, until his retirement.He was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15, New Waterford. Ginger especially enjoyed his Monday night card games at Mount Carmel gym.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Judy, Texas, U.S.A., Danny (Annie), Sydney, Marie (Ron), Vancouver, Donna (Danny), Scotchtown, Robert (Patsy), Paul, both in New Waterford, and a daughter-in-law, Linda, New Waterford. Ginger is survived by two sisters, Blanche and Peggy; special friends, Wayne White, Cecilia Hinchey, Henry Burns and Marshall Deveaux; sisters-in-law, Louise, Rene, Shirley and Sis (Regis). Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, Justin, Julian, Roger, Dano,Wendy, Tanya, Daniel Jr., Dillon, Billy, Miranda, Ryan, Richard, Robert, Jason, Audrey, Robie, Eret, Casey, Colin and 17 great-grandchildren. Ginger was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean Ranson, infant daughter, Clara Lorraine, sisters, Sylvia, Floss, Sybil, Lillian, Joan and two brothers, Don and Herb. Visitation Wednesday, April 4 from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday in Mount Carmel Church, followed by a reception in the Carmel Centre. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Ginger, donations in his memory may be made to Nova Scotia Alzheimer's Society.Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

MACKINNON, Marion L., 79
Marion L. MacKinnon
, 79, of the Harbourstone Enhanced Care facility, formerly of 120 Windsor St., passed away peacefully Thursday, April 5, 2007, at the residence. Born in Otter's Point, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Billard) Collier. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish and the parish CWL. Marion was very fond of square dancing, knitting and maintaining a home for her husband Rod.

She is survived by her husband, Rod; a sister, Nora Cooper, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ada Durnford and three brothers, Bill, Max and Fred Collier. There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. MacKinnon. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Monday, April 9 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

OSMOND, Mabel 73
Lower Sackville
Cape Breton Post, Friday, April 27, 2007
Mabel I. Osmond
, 73, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully with her family in attendance, Thursday, April 26, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Carbonear, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Emma (Clarke) Penney.

Mabel worked at 3's Company Hair Design for many years, until her retirement in 1999. Prior to moving in with her daughter Virginia, Mabel resided at Sackville Manor, where she enjoyed Friday night bingo and Thursday evening dinners with family and friends. Mabel was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who cherished every moment spent with her family. She especially enjoyed the special attention and pampering she received from her daughter Virginia's partner, Ron Gaudet.

She is survived by daughter, Brenda (Vincent) Brimicombe, Wellington; son, Brian (Cathy) Osmond, daughter, Marjorie Joudrey, all of Dartmouth; daughter, Virginia Osmond, West Chezzetcook; sisters, Jane (Ed) Hannigan, Hilda Marsh, Gertie Bonnar, Joyce (Hugh) MacPhee, Emma (Les) Matthews, Debbie (Oscar) Arsenault; brothers, Burge (Catherine) Penney, Steward (Noreen) Penney; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberley, Christopher, Shawn, Crystal, David; step-granddaughter, Michelle; 18 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Osmond, sisters, Lena, Dolorice, Dorothy 'Dot' MacDougall, brothers, Sam, Tren and Robert. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service 2:30 p.m., Saturday inthe funeral home chapel. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating.Reception to follow. Donations in memory may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association or Canadian Association of Transportation ( Online condolences may be sent by visiting

SERRICK, Richard Charles "Rick"
The Cape Breton Post April 5, 2007
SERRICK, Richard Charles "Rick"
- 88 years, Brother Street, New Glasgow, formerly of Six Mile Brook, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., he was a son of the late Daniel and Mabel (Bourne) Serrick. At the age of two months, he moved with his family to Jollimore, Halifax Co. He joined the British Army in 1938 and served overseas during the Second World War until 1946. After the war, he returned to Halifax and enlisted in the Canadian Army from 1949-1956. He then was employed with Brink's Security until his retirement.

He is survived by his sister, Evelyn (Melville) Coppell, New Glasgow; special friend, June Tye, New Glasgow; and close friends, Everett McCullough (Mary), Six Mile Brook, and Lori, Carson and Jenna McCullough, who became his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jenna; brothers, Daniel and Roy, and a brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral by  request. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook, with Rev. Barb Fotheringham officiating.



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