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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
July 2007


The Cape Breton Post, July 19, 2007
Kevin Francis Browne
, 75, of Coxheath, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was the son of the late Henry and Nelly Browne.

Kevin was a faithful member of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Sydney River. He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for over 39 years before retiring in 1991. He was an excellent cook which he perfected during his years of retirement to the enjoyment of all.

Kevin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Kevin is survived by his wife, the former Teresa Heffernan, sons, Kevin Francis (Lee Ann) and James Francis, grandchildren, Matthew William and Andrew James, all of Sydney; brother, Henry Desmond (Belle), St. John's, N.L.; sister, Geraldine Harris, Ontario; brother-in-law, Hubert Vaughn, St. John's, N.L.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his older sister, Joan Vaughn. Visitation for the late Mr. Browne will be held Friday, July 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
He will always be remembered and sorely missed.

O'QUINN, Robert Frederick, 79
New Waterford, N.S.
The Cape Breton Post, July 17, 2007

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Robert O'Quinn, announce the passing of a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on July 16, 2007, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Searston, N.L., he was the son of the late Frederick and Mildred (White) O'Quinn. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Robert served in the Korean War, returning from war to work in the coal mines in New Waterford for a number of years. He later moved to Ontario where he was superintendent of schools in North York. On his retirement, he returned home to Cape Breton. He was a quiet man and his greatest passion was working in his garden with his flowers and bushes. He was a handyman and could fix almost anything around the house and yard, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and automotive repairs.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Pauline (Halnuck) O'Quinn; six daughters, Susan (Robert Jessome) Campbell, Sydney Mines, Barbara Parsons-Currie, Bonnie (John) France, Linda Romanko, Doris (Dee) O'Quinn and Marilyn (Alwyn Kumst) O'Quinn, all of Ontario. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Cindy, Ken, Glen, Robbie, Dawn, Sherri, Tyler, Richard, John, Christopher, Jeanne (Chenile), Daniel, Ronnita and Raymond; 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph, Johnnie and Lawrence, eight sisters, Gertrude MacDonald, Mary Campbell, Annie Smith, Theresa Brewer, Bertha O'Quinn, Elizabeth Ryan, Rita Gardiner and Margaret Britstone. Cremation has taken place per Robert's request. A service will take place in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, all are welcome. Donations in Robert's name may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care. To express online condolences to the family, go to

STYLES, Montford, 71
North Sydney
Cape Breton Deaths July 09, 2007 Monday

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Montford Styles, on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was a son of the late Samuel and Agnes (Smith) Styles. Montford spent most of his life on the water as a long line fisherman, first in Newfoundland, and later off of North Sydney and Ingonish until his retirement. Montford was a very family oriented man. He took great pride in his role as father for his children, as well as devoting over 20 years to the Foster Parent program, providing a loving home for children in need. He also enjoyed camping, sport fishing and woodworking, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; daughters, Dianne Styles Hall, Ruth Ann (David) Ivey, both of North Sydney, Nancy (Kevin) Robinson, New Glasgow; son, Paul (Wanda), North Sydney; seven grandchildren, Justin, Stephanie, Jennifer, Amanda, Laura, Paul, Derrick; great-granddaughter, Bryleigh; sister, Hannah (Jim) Currie and a brother, Jim (Martha) Styles, both of Rose Blanche, Nfld. He was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Ada, Sarah, Betty and by brothers, Sam, Jack and Tom. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place Wednesday 2 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice/ Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to



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