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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2007


DROVER, William George (Bill)
South Bar
The Cape Breton Post, December 6, 2007

It is with deep sadness and everloving hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bill Drover, 80, on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. Born in Port Blandford, Terra Nova, Nfld. on St. Patrick's Day, he was the son of the late George and Annie Mae(Halloway) Drover. He married Christine F. Allen (Fraser) on October 6, 1956 and they shared 27 wonderful years of deep love together until her untimely death in 1983. Bill led a very simple and rich life filled with laughter and music, where the love of his family and kindness to his cherished friends and neighbors was always paramount. His door, like his heart, was always open! Bill is survived by his three children: Ralph Allen (Doris), South Bar, Laura Drover(Caroline), Ottawa, Blaine Drover, Toronto; his three grandchildren, Troy Allen (Sandra), Michelle Allen (Darcy), Trevor Allen (April), and one great grandson, Reese Allen, 'his best little buddy'! He was also predeceased by his sisters Mary, Jean, Ivy, Gert and by his brothers Jim and Carl. Although employed as a coal miner at Devco for much of his life, his love of the sea and fishing remained ever-present in the stories he so loved to share. He will be fondly remembered as Daddy, Pops, Poppa-Dooley, Poppy, Billy, Uncle Bill and his unique sense of humour will be missed by all. Visitation for the late Bill Drover will take place Friday, December 7th, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9pm in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Victoria Mines with Fr. Lester Marchand officiating. Burial in St. Alphonsus parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at:

KEEPING, Janet B. (Mullins) 76
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, December 15, 2007

It is with broken hearts and a deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Janet Keeping, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Cottage Street, North Sydney. Mom passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at the Northside General Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born in Belloram, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Alma (Critchell) Mullins. Janet was the last surviving member of her immediate family. For many years, Janet was employed as a well known cook by local restaurants on the Northside. In her later years, she was employed by H.B. Nickerson & Sons. Along with her late husband Otto, she enjoyed spending her summers at Lake Ainslie, camping, fishing and playing cards. She also enjoyed her many card games with her new friends at the guest home. Janet was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

Janet is survived by her daughters, Linda (Joey) Bona, Barrachois, Emily, North Sydney, Patsy (Kenny), Bras d'Or; and a son, Billy (Bernadette), Frenchvale; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Darryl) MacKeigan, Joey, Cory (Lori), Billy (Tracy), Steven, Amy, Delana and Kyle. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jaime Lee and Connor; daughter-in-law, Natalie Keeping; a very special sister-in-law, Marie Keeping; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Otto in 2002, a son, George in May 2007, a grandson, Christopher Keeping, her brother, Clarence and sisters, Emily, Ida and Doss. Visitation for Janet will be 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, 3 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to



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